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Next on News 7 at Five-
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People are still out of their homes in Atkins- after authorities feared smoke from a fire could be dangerous.
Plus a dig behind a Pulaski prison camp- as officials look for the missing wife of the prison warden.
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Fair weather clouds and cooler than normal readings highlight the forecast into the weekend.

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On Health Check-- with two environmental-evacuations reported in the region, just in the past month--
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We'll hear from a medical expert, on the health effects of toxic fumes.
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Its been nearly 24-hours since fire forced some Smyth County residents out of their homes in Atkins.
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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
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A plastics warehouse fire in Smyth County is still producing a thick cloud of smoke. But officials now say, it is NOT poisonous.
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Tonya Flory is in Atkins with the latest.
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(questions: when can residents expect to return home?)


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Obviously the evacuations in the Smyth County area are causing some schedule changes there.
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Tomorrow, Atkins Elementary School will be closed.
And Woodgrain Millworks is also closed tomorrow--
All other industries at this point are expected to be open, but employees need to travel Interstate 81.
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5-VMI-Day-4


ANCHOR=Jean
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The first woman- -in the first class of 30 female cadets at Virginia Military Institute has quit the rat line.
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Rather than continue to endure the rigors of V-M-I's unique brand of military training and discipline, one woman and six men have dropped out.
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((COL. MIKE STRICKLER/VMI PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER: YOU KNOW, IT'S JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS. WE HAVE NORMAL ATTRITION RATE DURING THE FIRST WEEK. WE WEREN'T SURPRISED. WE FIGURED SOONER OR LATER CERTAINLY ONE- -SOME OF THE WOMEN WOULD LEAVE. AND SHE HAPPENED TO BE THE FIRST ONE. ))
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V-M-I is not naming her.
Strickler says the rest of the women appear to be doing fine.
V-M-I expected at least one woman -on average- to fall out within the first week.

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It appears the investigation into the disappearance of a Roanoke County woman three years ago, has been reopened.
More than a dozen state police personnel have been digging up a trash pit at the Pulaski County Correctional Center. Sources say they're looking for the remains of the warden's wife.
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Len Besthoff joins us from outside the correctional center-- Len how close were you able to get to this dig?
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Its being called an important first step by big tobacco.
One major company admits thousands of Americans may have died from smoking-related illnesses.
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Still to come on NEWS-7 at FIVE, an update on the overnight train collision in Texas that killed two people.
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Plus, on Health Check-- one mother's crusade to find a treatment for Down Syndrome.
Her actions aren't necessarily popular in the medical community. 2-SHOT
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This week's edition of Growin It takes us to the ornamental beds...
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Day lillies are on the agenda, when we come back. cc sponsor
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5-FL-Tobacco


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A big surprise from the tobacco industry.
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The man who heads up the nation's largest cigarette maker admits Americans may have died from smoking related diseases.
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((ATTORNEY: WOULD PHILIP MORRIS AGREE THAT A SINGLE AMERICAN CITIZEN WHO SMOKED THEIR PRODUCTS FOR THIRTY OR MORE YEARS, A SINGLE ONE HAS EVER DIED OF A DISEASE CAUSED IN PART BY SMOKING CIGARETTES? GEOFFREY BIBLE/PHILIP MORRIS CEO: I THINK THERE'S A FAIR CHANCE ONE WOULD HAVE YES. ATTORNEY: HOW ABOUT ONE THOUSAND? BIBLE: MIGHT HAVE. ATTORNEY: HOW ABOUT ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND? BIBLE: MIGHT HAVE. ATTORNEY: NO FURTHER QUESTIONS.))
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The statement came during a deposition for Florida's lawsuit against the tobacco industry.
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5-Train-Ax


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Two trains collided head-on overnight near Fort Worth, Texas killing two crew members.
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Two others survived the collision-
The Union Pacific freight train slammed into what officials are calling an unmanned "runaway" train made up of four engines.
Two of the engines overturned and caught fire-
The Union Pacific train was travelling west when the "runaway" train rolled eastward from a siding onto the same track.
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5-L'burg-Sheriff


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For the first time in Lynchburg's history, a woman is running for sheriff.
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Mary Randolph- Preston announced her candidacy on the steps of Monument Terrace this afternoon.
She has 14 years of law enforcement experience, including three years helping get Hopewell's new regional jail up and running.
Randolph- Preston says that gives her an edge on the other two candidates in the Lynchburg field.
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((MARY RANDOLPH-PRESTON/LYNCHBURG SHERIFF CANDIDATE: NO OTHER INDIVIDUAL HAS THAT TYPE OF EXPERIENCE, SAYING THAT THEY HAVE SET A JAIL UP FROM THE GROUND UP. THE SHERIFF RIGHT NOW IS WALKING THAT PATH THAT I'VE ALREADY WALKED.))
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Construction on Lynchburg's regional jail gets underway this fall.
Incumbent sheriff Lawrence Simpson and former city police officer Ron Gillispie are also seeking the post.
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They bloom in the daytime, and still look good this time of year-- we're talking about daylillies.
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5-GROWIN'-IT


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Many flowers are past their prime at this point in the summer, so it's time to do some work in the ornamental beds. DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Patrick Evans joins us from Riverside Nursery, where he's focusing on one flower in particular.
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In tonight's Two Minute Sports Ticker... the Virginia Cavaliers lose a big name player from the basketball roster.
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Plus ahead on Health Check-- it's a new twist on the phrase "Mind Games."
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We'll stop by the First International Mind Sports Olympiad-- it's more than fun and games....and more brain than brawn.
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((LOY LOW TEN QUE/MOTHER: I THINK THEY RE SOCIALIZING, DEVELOPING THEIR MENTAL ABILITY AND THEY'RE ALSO DEVELOPING GOOD COMPETITIVENESS AGAINST EACH OTHER.))
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Good Evening, I'm Keith Humphry, here's a look ahead to NEWS-7 at SIX.
There is water coming out the other end.
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After 15 years of legal protests by Southside residents and the state of North Carolina, the Lake Gaston pipeline is pumping water to Virginia Beach.
The city is testing the 76- mile pipeline this month --
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((TOM LEAHY/VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC WORKS: WHEN THIS PROJECT COMES IN...FOR THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS. ))
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It is scheduled to be in full service by November.
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Pipeline opponents have appealed its federal permit to an appeals court that's expected to take the matter up in September.
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That story and more tonight in 40-minutes on News 7 at Six.

5-Safety


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With the possible formation of small amounts of cyanide gas, doctors are alerting those potentially exposed to it to seek treatment.
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In small quantities the gas is NOT deadly but can cause health problems including vomiting, trouble breathing, nausea and dizziness.
Doctors say most people exposed to the gas are first given heavy doses of oxygen.
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((LAURIE KING/CARILION ROANOKE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL: INITIALLY WE'LL PUT THEM ON OXYGEN NOT KNOWING WHAT THEY WERE EXPOSED TO. WE'D PROBABLY DO SOME BLOOD TESTS TO DETERMINE WHAT THEY HAD BEEN EXPOSED TO.))
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Since the gas mainly attacks the respiratory system, King warns that pregnant women and those with pre-existing medical conditions should seek treatment immediately.
Also, physicians say cyanide is colorless and odorless to nearly 40 percent of the population.
So, people should not trust their senses when it comes to determining whether or not they've inhaled the gas.
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5-Down-Syndrome


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Like any mother, Dixie Lawrence Tafoya wants her daughter Madison to have a normal, happy life.
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But little Madison was born with Down Sydrome-- the most common form of mental retardation.
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((I WANT MY CHILD TO HAVE A TOTAL AND COMPLETE LIFE. SHE'S GOT A RIGHT TO GROW UP AND WALK DOWN THAT AISLE AND HOLD HER OWN CHILDREN IN HER ARMS, IF SHE WANTS TO ))
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Now, Dixie has singlehandly convinced a team of doctors and scientists to create a treatment for Down Sydrome.
It consists of Nutrivene D-- vitamins and amino acids and Piracetam-- a drug which is not approved for use in the United States.
But not all physicians-- or parents of children with Down Syndrome agree with this treatment--
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((JANICE NELSON/MOTHER: I DON'T BELIEVE THEY NEED TO BE CURED. THEY'RE PERFECTLY FINE THE WAY THEY ARE. )) ((REPORTER QUESTION: THEY'RE WORRIED THAT YOU'RE GIVING PARENTS FALSE HOPE. ARE YOU GIVING PARENTS FALSE HOPES? DIXIE LAWRENCE TAFOYA: OH NO BECAUSE FIRST OF ALL THEY WILL BE BETTER BECAUSE THEY WILL BE HEALTHIER. AND AS FAR AS FALSE HOPES, THOSE ARE TWO WORDS THAT DON'T BELONG IN THE HUMAN LANGUAGE AT ALL. ))
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For more on the issue,-- plus, a profile of a famous young actor with Down Syndrome-- watch 48-Hours, tonight here on WDBJ-7 at 10 o'clock.
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5-Mind-Games


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The Ancient Greeks used to say there's nothing so serious as a child at play... and this week in London, it's the adults who are revealing their inner child, and expanding their minds in the process.
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They are the Olympians of the 21st Century-- more brains than brawn, developing their mental fitness in competition, in this gymnasium of the mind.
It's the first International Mind Sports Olympiad-- featuring hard work and intense concentration over crossword puzzles-- and board games like Othello, Chess and backgammon.
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((TONY BUZAN/MIND SPORTS OLYMPIAD ORGANIZER: WE MAKE OUR BODIES OUR HOBBY, WE GO INTO THE GYM, WE PUMP IRON, WE DO THE AEROBICS AND SO FORTH. YOU DO THE SAME WITH YOUR BRAIN. IN A GAME LIKE BACKGAMMON AS INDEED WITH ALL THE GAMES YOU RE IMPROVING THE SPEED OF THOUGHT WHICH IS USEFUL EVERYWHERE, YOU'RE IMPROVING YOUR IMAGINATION, YOUR SPATIAL AWARENESS, IMPROVING YOUR CALCULATION, YOU VE GOT TO CALCULATE FAST IN THESE GAMES. ))
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There are games for all ages and skill levels.
53 countries are represented here, by two-thousand competitors.
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((TONY BUZAN: THE LATEST KNOWLEDGE ON THE BRAIN IS THAT THE MORE YOU THINK, THE MORE YOU PLAY GAMES LIKE MIND SPORTS, THE MORE YOU HAVE YOUR BRAIN AS A HOBBY, YOUR BRAIN ACTUALLY CHANGES PHYSICALLY, EACH ONE OF THE LITTLE BRAIN CELLS MAKES MORE CONNECTIONS WITH THE OTHERS AND BY LEARNING PROPERLY YOU ACTUALLY GET A MORE SOPHISTICATED AND A MORE INTRICATELY WIRED BIO-COMPUTER. ))
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If you're concerned that you're cluttering your brain with useless information-- don't worry.
We generally use less than one-percent of our brain's capacity-- so no matter how much we cram into it-- we'll never completely fill it.
2-shot-toss
ANCHOR=Jean


Time now for sports-- VMI is preparing for its football season...
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Mike Stevens has more on media day, along with some news from the the U-V-A hardwoods.

S5-UVA


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Basketball leads the way in this afternoon's two minute ticker.
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Back in July, UVa head basketball coach Jeff Jones suspended guard Courtney Alexander indefinitely after he was charged with assaulting his girlfriend.
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This afternoon Alexander said he's not coming back to UVa.
He has decided that it's not in his or the University's best interest for him to return.
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The sharp shooting guard will not say where he plans to go to finish out his career, but WINA radio in Charlottesville reports that Alexander will enroll at Connecticut.
Wherever he transfers to, he will have to sit out all of next season, before becoming eligible in the Fall of 1998.
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VMI's annual football media day this afternoon diverted some of the attention away from the schools' most celebrated rat line.
And Steve Mason says it seems like everything is new on post this year.
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Coming up at 6, we will preview tonight's Radford University Hall of Fame ceremonies. Have a great night!

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You've seen dogs who can sit, and roll over- but you've probably never met Boomer.
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((NAT SOUND BOOMER DOING TRICKS.))
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Boomer is a mutt who loves being the center of attention.
Boomer's owner, Monica TRIED to get her pooch to do the typical tricks.
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((I DID TRY TO TEACH BOOMER HOW TO SIT, HOW TO STAND BUT SHE WOULDN'T LISTEN. GET DOWN BOOMER.))
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So Monica tried the next most logical trick- the piano.
She moved onto crawling, climbing, limping... and the barrel.
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