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Next on News 7-
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Three suicide bombers rip through a cafe lined street in Israel.
The Royals step into the public eye in Scotland-
And big changes for education in Virginia.
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Wx-Heads
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More record lows could be on the way. The mercury will dip to the 40's again this evening.

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On Health Check-- we'll hear from the head of Lewis Gale Hospital--
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and find out what the investigation into Columbia H-C-A means for the company's holdings in our region.
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President's Clinton's response to bombings that rocked a busy Israeli street.
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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
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The bombings happened on a Jerusalem street lined with outdoor cafes and tourists.
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Seven people are dead- 200 wounded.
The Islamic Militant group Hamas is taking responsibility-
But Israeli's Prime Minister blames the entire Palestinian Authority for failing to crack down on Hamas terrorists.
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Yasser Arafat condemed the bombings- and says local Hamas leaders are not responsible.
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5-Diana


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The British royal family has emerged from seclusion- going to church in Scotland today.
Prince Charles and his sons were joined by the queen and her husband.
As Liz Mullen reports, the Royals will also break their silence- with a televised speech from the queen set for tomorrow.
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((To the relief of many Britons, the royal family today finally made a collective show of their grief for the first time since Princess Diana died. Her sons, William and Harry-- joined their father and grandparents, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip-- outside the front gates at Balmoral-- the family estate in Scotland... looking at the flowers left in memory of their mother. Many miles away in London, Diana's brothers-in-law, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward visited with mourners outside Buckingham Palace, a clear sign that the royal family was reaching out. Even the Queen herself will break the royal silence in a rare televised address tomorrow night, to reassure a sad public that the House of Windsor shares its pain... Buckingham palace confirms that Diana's friend Elton John will perform at what is now shaping up to be an incredibly distinctive royal ceremony. The musician will rewrite and sing his hit song "Candle in the Wind"-- in Diana's honor. And just when you think it couldn't get any more tragic.... there is word that in her final hours-- Diana was given a 200-thousand dollar diamond ring by Dodi al-Fayed at dinner-- just before the fatal crash. A british news agency reports the ring was found in the wrecked car and turned over to Diana's sisters when they went to claim her body in Paris. LIZ MULLEN/REPORTING: French police meanwhile detained three more photographers who turned themselves in... the three reportedly knew they were being hunted down and now are an active part of this investigation. Liz Mullen, CBS NEW London.))

5-SOAs


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Governor George Allen gives his state Board of Education an "A" today.
The "A" is for accountability.
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Ellen Qualls is in Capitol Square tonight with the details.
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The "A" might also be for Allen --
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a big victory for a governor rounding out his legacy.
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With obvious glee, the state board adopted new Standards of Accreditation... for the first time tying student test scores to state approval of schools.
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((ROXANNE GROSSMAN/VA. STATE PTA: THESE FABULOUS TESTS ARE ALL MEMORIZATION-BASED...NO THINKING SKILLS TESTED.))
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But even in Allen's handpicked board, there was some division over making elementary guidance counselors an option for local school boards
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Anger over school boards controlling sex ed and guidance counseling -- instead of parents having that option-- is likely to resurface in next year's General Assembly.
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And if the rest of these standards remain, in ten years, the first schools that aren't making the grade will lose state accreditation.

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The State Police releases the identity of the victim who was shot and killed by a Danville Police officer during a scuffle.
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And in Lynchburg, one man wanted to fill a ravine-- but could the dumping material be threatening animals and humans?
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Some assurance today from health officials, for some residents of Highland County, worried about the safety of their water supply. 2-SHOT
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Also coming up-- the U-V-A and Auburn match up is just a few hours away.
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A live report from Roy Stanley is coming up-- stay tuned. cc sponsor
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5-Bedford-Plane


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A plane and its pilot are stuck in a tree at the Smith Mountain Lake airport.
Bedford County officials say the pilot's all right, but the plane is about 30 to 40 feet up in the air.
Rescue crews are on the scene, but right now, they don't have enough equipment to get him down.
They're trying to find a crane, or a ladder truck.
No word yet on how the plane got stuck.
We'll have more on the story on News-7 at 6.

5-Shoplifter


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A State police investigator released the name of the alleged shoplifter who was shot and killed last week by a Danville police officer.
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State police say 25-year-old David Jerome Pryor was from New York.
His mother called police yesterday to identify him.
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Officer Dewey Hancock Junior shot and killed Pryor last Thursday in a scuffle over the officer's gun.
Pryor was arrested for shoplifting moments before the shooting, and faced earlier charges of credit card theft.
In 1986, he pled guilty to rape in New York.
Police say Pryor carried no identification.
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Members of the black community say Pryor was killed because he was black and Officer Hancock was white.
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State police say Roanoke Commonwealth's Attorney Don Caldwell will have to determine the motive.

5-Illegal-Dumping


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State and federal authorities are looking into an illegal dump site in Lynchburg.
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Hundreds of empty metal drums were found in a field and ravine along Lakeside Drive.
The 55-gallon barrels have labels indicating they contained acids and other harsh chemicals.
Retired dentist George Orr owns the land.
He says he didn't know that the fill transported to his property included chemical drums.
A stream nearby feeds College Lake and Blackwater Creek.
So far, there's no sign of damage to plants or animals.
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Some of the most colorful plants take center stage for this week's Growin It.
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5-GROWIN-IT


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The annual season is nearing an end, but some plants have a lot of life left.
Patrick Evans has more on some new varieties today on Growin' It.
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The Virginia Cavaliers kick off the 1997 season against 16th-ranked Auburn tonight.
Roy Stanley joins us from Charlottesville.
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As the investigation into billing practices at the nation's largest for-profit hospital chain continue-- we'll have reaction from Columbia H-C-A facilities in our region.
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Plus-- the latest findings which may help couples with fertility problems.
These stories, on Health Check.
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Good afternoon, I'm Keith Humphry, here's a look ahead to NEWS 7 at six.
Fly with us over a portion of Southwest Virginia where countless hardwood trees are dying.
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The Sierra Club believes air pollution is the culprit.
Anthropologist Harvard Ayers is studying the issue-- he says ozone and acid rain are starving the area's hardwoods.
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Ayers belives the pollution is coming from coal burning plants out West--
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More from him, plus the types of trees that are under attack.
See you at six Jean.
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Thanks.

5-Highland-Water


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Some residents in the town of Monterey in Highland County have concerns about the safety of their water supply.
That, as some schoolchildren have been out sick with bacterial infections.
But according to officials with the Central Shenandoah Health District, there's no cause for alarm-- and doubt there's any connection between the illnesses and the water supply.
Initial tests indicate the water is safe-- though it was necessary to adjust the chlorination system.
Though there is certainly no mandate-- residents CAN boil their water, for peace of mind.

5-Columbia-HCA


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For the past few months, Columbia H-C-A, the nation's largest for- profit hospital chain, has found ITSELF under the microscope...the focus of a federal fraud investigation.
Raids on Columbia hospitals in six states have been conducted in connection with allegations it overcharged Medicare and other federal health care programs.
The chain has a big presence in our area...with five hospitals in Southwest Virginia.
But a local Columbia hospital administrator in Salem doubts the probe will make its way here.
Len Besthoff reports.
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Bill Downey, the president of Salem's Columbia Lewis- Gale Hospital believes the federal fraud investigation of Columbia H-C-A will not end up including its Southwest Virginia operations...though inquiries are underway in neighboring states including North Carolina and Tennessee.
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Among the accusations against Columbia; the systematic practice of "upcoding": treating a patient for a mild medical problem, then billing Medicare for something more expensive.
A number of reports say unreasonably high growth expectations by the chain's recently- dismissed C-E-O pushed some mid- level executives to these measures.
But Downey explains, not in Southwest Virginia.
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(( Columbia officials quoted in newspaper reports earlier this week have expressed concern that bad publicity from the investigation could drive away patients and force system-wide layoffs of some of its 285-thousand employees.
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Downey also notes that Columbia isn't the only hospital chain under scrutiny for its billing practices.
Len Besthoff, News-7.))

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New hope for preventing broken bones in elderly people.
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A new study says calcium supplements, combined with vitamin e, can reduce the risk of fractures in elderly people.
Not only for women, but men too.
The National Academy of Sciences recommends 12-hundred milligrams of calcium everyday.
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One in six couples has trouble conceiving children.
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Now Scottish doctors say they have found a gene for both male and female fertility that could explain the problem.
The discovery could lead to new treatments for the medicial condition that has become a major health concern worldwide.
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2-shot-toss
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Moving on to sports--
The Cavaliers have great fall-like weather for tonight's game.
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Here's Mike with details on the Auburn--Virginia matchup.

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Welcome everybody to the Thursday ticker that is again mostly on the road.
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The Virginia Cavaliers are getting set to open up their 1997 season tonight against one of college football's perennial southern powers, the Auburn Tigers.
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The state's "Dean of Broadcasters" Roy Stanley is in the "Ville" tonight and he now checks in with an update on what's taking place about two and half hours before kickoff.
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Dale Earnhardt has been cleared by doctors to drive this weekend in Richmond.
The physicians admit they have no idea what caused the dizziness and blackout-like symptoms he experienced during the start of the Southern 500.
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Earnhardt was in Lexington Tuesday night at Rick Mast's charity event, and he said then that he feels great.
Tomorrow, Dale and neurologist Dr. Charles Branch will address his condition at a newsconference International raceway.
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But as of now, Earnhardt will race this Saturday night under the lights in Richmond.
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Much more coming up for you at six, including some Express news.
Have a great night everybody. take a break

5-Kicker


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A fisherman out to catch tuna off the Washington coast ended up with something quite different-
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A tropical Striped Marlin- eight feet long weighing 105 pounds.
Quite a suprise for this fisherman because tropical fish are rarely seen in the region.
But El Nino has made for record high water temperatures.
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