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Next on News 7-
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Word of layoffs at G-E in Salem- Just what's going on? Len Besthoff will fill us in.
A man who fought crime in Roanoke County for decades has passed away-
Plus a guilty plea from 12 year old Malcolm Shabazz- the grandson of Malcolm-X.
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Smooth sailing as we approach the weekend, we're looking for sunshine tomorrow, and some cool temperatures overnight. I'll tell you all about it.
MEDICAL-HEADS
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If so many people are on diets-- counting fat grams and eating low-fat food--
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Why is America tipping the scales?
On Health Check, some expert advice on what's going wrong.
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Just one day after the union ratified a three year contract, a temporary shutdown appears to be on the horizon at Salem's General Electric Drive Systems Plant...
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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
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It's a day of confusion for employees at the G-E plant in Salem.
At one point, workers thought a lay-off was coming.
Now that's been put on hold-
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according to what they're telling Len Besthoff tonight.
Len, take us through this from the beginning.
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Stronger T-V ratings are soon coming to your living room.
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The new system expands on the old- using letters to alert parents to violence, sexual content, strong language and suggestive dialogue.
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((TODAY AMERICA'S PARENTS HAVE WON BACK THEIR LIVING ROOMS.))
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A-B-C, C-B-S, Fox and the major cable networks have signed on,
but N-B-C has not- saying it doesn't like government involvement in deciding what people watch.
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5-Joe-Camel


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Joe-Camel is riding into the sunset.
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R-J Reynolds announced today it is dropping the cartoon character.
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((DONNA SHALALA/HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SECRETARY: I'M VERY PLEASED TO SAY GOODBYE. BYE. BYE. IT IS A VERY IMPORTANT SYMBOLIC ACT TO SEND THE MESSAGE WE DON'T WANT OUR CHILDREN TO SMOKE.))
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Joe Camel is being replaced with new ads next month that feature a more lifelike camel-
The move comes after last month's deal that would prohibit cartoon figures in tobacco ads-
The deal must still be approved by Congress.
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5-Shabazz


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Betty Shabazz's grandson pleaded guilty to the juvenile equivalent of second-degree manslaughter and arson for the fire that killed her.
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12-year old Malcolm Shabazz was in court today.
The June first fire broke out at his grandmother's Yonkers, New York apartment. 15:20:09
The widow of Malcolm-X suffered third degree burns. She died three weeks later. 15:19:10
The boy is due back in court next week for sentencing.
The maximum sentence is 18 months in detention, which could then be reevaluated on a yearly basis until he turns 18.
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5-Foster


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The man who served as Roanoke County Sheriff for 20 years has died.
State Trooper O-S Foster first ran for the job in 1967-- he was elected five times.
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Foster was a competitive Republican politician. He devoted much of his career in law enforcement upgrading requirements for his deputies and enhancing their public image.
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((O.S. FOSTER/ROANOKE CO. SHERIFF/MAY 16, 1972: MY PERSONAL OPINION IS THAT THE LAW-ABIDING CITIZEN HAS GREATER RESPECT FOR POLICE OFFICERS THAN IT EVER HAS IN THE HISTORY OF OUR COUNTRY. BY THE SAME TOKEN, I THINK THE RADICAL AND THE CRIMINAL ELEMENT PROBABLY HAS LESS RESPECT THAN IT'S EVER HAD. ))
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Foster retired ten years ago, after county voters rejected a referendum to transform the Sheriff's Office into an independent police department.
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O-S Foster died yesterday-- he was 68.
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If you have a gambling problem, turn over your lottery ticket for help...
Coming up on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- is anyone taking advantage of the assistance?

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But first-- nearly a year after TWA flight 800 exploded, there are still NO answers.
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Some 58 million Americans are now obese-- one out of every three is overweight.
Might the age of the super-size be to blame?
Watch Health Check. 2-SHOT
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Also coming up-- are Japanese Beetles bugging you?
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That's the topic of this week's Growin It-- a little later on NEWS-7 at FIVE. cc sponsor
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It's one year this month that TWA flight 800 exploded-
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Today investigators say they still don't know a cause- but they have ruled out some possibilities-
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The FBI says there is no credible evidence the crash was a result of criminal activity- or friendly fire.
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((JAMES KALLSTROM/FBI: FLIGHT 800 WAS DEFINITELY NOT BROUGHT DOWN BY FRIENDLY FIRE. THAT IS NO MISSILE OR ANY OTHER ACTION BY THE MILITARY AND NAVAL FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES CAUSED THIS TRAGEDY.))
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Kallstrom says months of testing and research are still needed before there will be an answer.
All 230 people were killed when Flight 800 went down shortly after takeoff.
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U-S forces provided transportation for today's successful capture of three accused war criminals in Bosnia.
A fourth suspect was shot and killed.
Meanwhile some soldiers from Danville told their families they knew the situation there was heating up.
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When David Jones was home on leave last month, he told his father there was more going on in Bosnia, than most people on U-S soil realize.
Bobby Jones says hearing about today's shooting makes him want to cry.
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Major Tom Wilkinson of the National Guard doesn't believe the Danville troops were involved in the incident.
But Jones says his son's job has been delivering mail and supplies to British troops, stationed near the shootout.
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5-Gambling-Hotline


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Six Virginians have already called.
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The new General Assembly-mandated gambling hotline is just now starting to go out on lottery tickets.
But the Texas Council on Problem and Compulsive Gambling that fields the calls says the first callers heard about it through the media.
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((ED SCARBOROUGH/VIRGINIA LOTTERY: THE TEXAS COUNCIL REALLY DOES IT VERY WELL. AND THEY'RE ALSO PROVEN BECAUSE THEY'RE DOING IT FOR TEXAS AND THEY'RE DOING IT FOR MICHIGAN AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS. I THINK, GETTING BACK TO THAT ISSUE OF BEING ABLE TO TALK TO SOMEBODY, THAT REALLY IS THE CRUX OF IT. BECAUSE THEY PROVIDE THE ACTIVE LISTENING SKILLS.))
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The first callers already have a big complaint.
There are only five Gamblers Anonymous groups in Virginia that hotline workers can recommend.
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And a note from the hotline, the number on your ticket is NOT a winning numbers line.

5-Radar-Patrol


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Montgomery County's newest deputy won't be costing the department too much in overtime.
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Sheriff Doug Marrs is using a "dummy" dressed in a deputy's uniform to crack down on speeding.
He says speeding is the biggest complaint his office receives.
This was the mannequin deputy's first day on the job.
He spent the afternoon running radar just outside Christiansburg.
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((DOUG MARRS/MONTGOMERY CO. SHERIFF:I WANT THE PEOPLE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY TO REALIZE THAT EVEN THOUGHT THEY SEE THE DEPUTY AND CAN START RECOGNIZING THE DUMMY DEPUTY, THAT DOESN'T MEAN THAT THERE WON'T BE ANOTHER DEPUTY DOWN THE ROAD A LITTLE FURTHER SOMEWHERE. ))
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Sheriff Marrs says the concept has been used for a number of years in other states and appears to be working.
The "dummy" deputy cost about 300- dollars.
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Japanese Beetles- They're out in force, eating at your garden....
Next on Growin It, Patrick fills us in on how to deal with this pesky problem... stick around. STOCKS BUMP NEXT

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In tonight's Two Minute Ticker-- Mike has the latest on sports trading cards...
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Plus on Health Check-- it's a disease the medical community is still learning about.
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Body Dysmorphic Disorder--
As we hear from one expert-- the lack of understanding may be compounded, because so many patients just don't want to discuss it.
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((IT'S VERY HARD TO LOOK SOMEONE STRAIGHT IN THE EYE AND SAY I FEEL LIKE KILLING MYSELF BECAUSE OF MY HAIRLINE. OR I LOST MY JOB OR I LOST MY WIFE, BECAUSE MY CHIN IS TOO BIG. IT'S VERY HARD FOR PEOPLE TO BRING THEMSELVES TO DO THAT. ))
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Good Evening, I'm Keith Humphry, here's a look at what else you'll see tonight on NEWS-7 at SIX.
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Fifteen high school students from around the country are in Lynchburg this month for a summer program called "Modern Science and Human Values".
They're learning how scientific advancements are influencing issues such as
cloning and assisted suicide. (/////SOT/////)
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((DR. ANN FABIRKIEWICZ/RMWC CHEMISTRY PROFESSOR: WE'LL BE TALKING ABOUT DOLLY AND WHY THEY MADE THE SHEEP AND HOW THEY MADE THE SHEEP AND WHERE THAT COULD LEAD, MAYBE NEXT.))
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The students also are getting college credit for their work.
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Join me for more about a different kind of summer course...tonight on News7 at Six.
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Thanks Keith...now let's hear from Connie Stevens with tonight's HEalth Check report.

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A rising star with the Boston ballet has died suddenly, and her efforts to stay thin may be the cause.
Heidi Guenther was 22 and stood five-three.
She weighed about 100 pounds at her death.
The Boston Ballet acknowledges it told the dancer to lose weight last year-- but denies its standards are extreme-- and says it told Guenther recently to try to gain some weight.
Tests are underway to determine the cause of death-- but officials say the dancer's push to lose weight, and a possible eating disorder, are suspected factors.

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Body Dysmorphic Disorder-- or B-D-D is a mental illness that affects more than two million Americans, in varying degrees.
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People with B-D-D are convinced they have an embarrassing physical problem-- no matter how often they're reassured by others that the problem just isn't there.
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((DR. DAVID BRUNSTETTER/LEWIS GALE CLINIC PSYCHIATRIST: THE THING THAT SEPARATES IT FROM HAVING A BAD HAIR DAY, IS THAT THESE FOLKS ARE DEVASTATED BY IT, THEY REALLY THINK THAT THEY ARE QUITE GROTESQUE, THEY THINK THEY ARE EVEN MISSHAPEN. IT DEVASTATES THEIR LIVES, THEY THINK ABOUT IT ALL DAY LONG. ))
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Research is currently underway, on just who B-D-D most often affects-- but it's believed men and women may suffer equally.
Many patients may turn to plastic surgery-- which does not provide relief.
Rather, treatment may include a combination of behavior therapy and anti-depressants.
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5-Weight


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While we're on the topic of the body beautiful, let's take a few minutes and consider that right now a third of Americans are overweight-- compared with just 25-percent a decade ago.
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How is it then, that so many people are counting their fat grams, and we see fat-free and so-called "light" products all over the grocery store shelves?
If so many people are on diets-- how can the country be gaining so much weight?
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With us in the studio today, Dr. Blackford Noland, an internist with Lewis Gale Clinic-- has some ideas.
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Time now to change gears-- and turn to the Ticker....here's the very lean, but certainly not mean...Mike Stevens

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Welcome folks to your Thursday ticker that gets started tonight with some bad news for
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fans of the Washington Redskins, and in particular Terry Allen.
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Allen is free on a $68 hundred dollar bond tonight after being charged with driving under the influence and fleeing police in Georgia.
The Walton County Sheriff's Office says the 29 year old running back was clocked at 133 miles in his Ferrari before crashing the car into a tree last weekend.
Redskins officials declined to comment, except to say they're glad Allen wasn't seriously injured.
The team opens training camp late next week.
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Major League baseball is back in the groove tonight after taking a three day break for the all-star game.
The big game tonight is in New York
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where Japanese pitcher Hideki Irabu is set to make his much anticipated major league debut when the Yankees host the Tigers.
Irabu is known as the "Nolan Ryan of Japan." He signed with the Yankees for $13 million dollars for four seasons.
More than 200 media members are expected for the game including a large contingent of Japanese reporters.
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Now the rush will start as trading card companies fight each other to see which can can produce and market the first Irabu card.
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The Topps company might win the race, but right now the folks who work for that company are more excited about their new "Gallery Collection of Stars."
Topps hired renowned pop artist Peter Max to add his touches to the photographs of 10 big league stars.
The finished product is a striking deviation from the usual card.
In other words, it's about time baseball caught up with Peter Max.
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Locally, some of the new NFL rookie cards are creating some excitement with collectors and casual fans alike.
"Sports Line" in Daleville is one of many cards shops in the area featuring the first year cards of Jim Druckenmiller, Tiki Barber and several others.
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Much more on the new cards of area stars coming up tonight at six.
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Also, don't forget the Avalanche and Hillcats will be battling once again tonight at City Stadium in Lynchburg.
Game time is set for seven o'clock.
Have a great night everybody. take a break

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Earlier this week, we had a report on the smart highway and the future of highway travel...
Tonight we leave you with a look back at vacation travel.
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Check out this recreational vehicle-- it is more than 80-years old.
It's equipped with a bedroom that can accommodate two.
The antique R-V is a 1916 Telescoper, attached to a Ford Model T.
It has an oven heated by the engine.
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((DAVID WOODWORTH/RV ENTHUSIAST: NO MATTER WHERE I AM, I'M ALWAYS AT HOME, AND FOR THAT YOU CAN'T BEAT A VACATION IN AN R-V.))
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Woodworth and his "home" are traveling the U-S to promote recreational vehicles.
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ANCHOR=Jean
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That's NEWS-7 at FIVE...
For more news later tonight--full screen
Join Connie Stevens over on WEFC, for NEWS-7 Primetime-- tonight at 10. Thanks for watching NEWS-7 at FIVE...good night. ANCHOR=Jean