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Next on News 7-
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A Female Cadet is kicked out of VMI for two semesters. We'll tell you how she got in trouble.
Plus we'll hear from the jeweler who designed the ring Dodi Al Fayed reportedly gave Princess Diana.
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Most folks are looking for a little rain, and that seems to be the forecast for the next few days.

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The candidates for Governor agree on one thing.
Jim Gilmore and Don Beyer both
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want women undergoing a mastectomy to be guaranteed 48 hours in the hospital-- with no interference by their insurer.
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Eyes are once again on Virginia Military Institute--
A FEMALE cadet is suspended for striking an upperclassman.
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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
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VMI says the incident occurred under normal ratline procedures-- after class got underway.
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VMI Superintendent Josiah Bunting says the decision to suspend the woman was recommended by the Executive Committee of the Corps of Cadets.
The female cadet was suspended for two semesters...it is unknown whether she will return to the Lexington post.
VMI says the purpose of the ratline is to teach self-control and restraint.
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The name of the cadet who struck the upperclassman has not been released.
Colonel Strickler wouldn't confirm or deny if it was the same woman who complained recently that she was singled out.
So far 32-men and four women in the first co-ed freshman Rat LIne have left VMI since August 18th.

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The driver of the car that crashed, killing Princess Diana may have had anti-depressants in his blood.
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Europe-One radio reports investigators found traces of the drug.
But that report has not been immediately confirmed.
Earlier today, officials reported a THIRD blood test showed that driver Henri Paul was legally drunk at the time of the crash.
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Also today French police closed off the tunnel for 45 minutes while investigators visited the scene.
They gathered around the 13th pillar where the accident happened- to try and find more possible answers.
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5-Haiti-Ferry


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The ferry that sank off the coast of Haiti yesterday may not have been as crowded as originally thought.
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There had been reports that up to 800 people were aboard-
but so far divers have spotted between 100 and 115 bodies, all trapped on the ferry's two lower decks.
Fifty people survived- swimming to shore.
About 50 bodies have been recovered.
The ship was a new motorized three deck ferry brought in from Miami.
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5-Cove-Search


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Search teams continued treading through the reservoir at Carvin's Cove for a missing fisherman- as the third day of looking winds down.
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53-year old Cecil Donald Short disappeared sometime Sunday morning while fishing.
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Three dogs helped rescue workers probe the dam area, where a pack of cigarettes was found yesterday floating in the water.
Today, more crews aided the investigation.
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((SGT. STEVE PIKE/VA GAME WARDEN:WE HAVE SCRUGGS DIVE TEAM THAT HAS COME IN TODAY WITH SOME DIVER AND WE'RE GOING TO SET UP A GRID AREA AND DO SOME DIVING IN THAT GRID AREA.))
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Family members say Short was a good swimmer and believe if he did not have a life vest, he COULD survive.
Relatives say he may have suffered a heart attack or stroke-- and was unconscious when he fell into the water.
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5-Affirm-Action


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One sign of a campaign getting interesting is when politicians start avoiding the media they'd been trying to court.
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Republican Jim Gilmore took that route today -- sticking to a written statement on affirmative action on college campuses.
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((JIM GILMORE/R-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: Should a college be able to consider race when choosing among qualified applicants? OKAY. VERY GOOD. GO TAKE A LOOK AT THE STATEMENT. AND THE STATEMENT I THINK IS VERY THOROUGH AND VERY CLEAR AND VERY WELL CRAFTED.))
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In Gilmore's statement, he says he's for minority RECRUITMENT, but colorblind ADMISSIONS at colleges.
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Democrat Don Beyer says he continues to support affirmative action efforts-- but NOT quotas.
Virginia law allows colleges to use race as a factor in admissions.
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Gil Davis gets the okay to drop Paula Jones as a client-- that story is next on NEWS-7 at FIVE...
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And part of the Appalachian Trail in Giles COunty could be rerouted-- but not everyone is pleased with the relocation plan.
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On Health Check, a warning for those with older homes-- about dangerous utility connectors.
Plus, the race for Governor brings up some issues in women's health. 2-SHOT
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Also coming up-- someone's snacking with Patrick--
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Tailgaters won't want to miss these suggestions...stay close. cc sponsor
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A federal judge is allowing two lawyers for Paula Jones to withdraw from her sexual harassment suit against President Bill Clinton.
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Failed Virginia Attorney General candidate Gil Davis and Joseph Cammarata filed papers yesterday that they have "fundamental differences of opinion" with their client about how the case should proceed.
Sources say the attorneys supported a settlement plan that Jones rejected.
The judge in Little Rock, Arkansas, is insisting that the case stay on course for a trial next May.
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5-Appy-Trail


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The Giles County Board of Supervisors is fighting a plan that would relocate a portion of the Appalachian Trail.
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The National Park and U-S Forest Service want to reroute the trail between Angels Rest and Peters Mountain.
A large stretch of the trail that would be rerouted is near the Clendennin community-- much of that land has been owned for generations.
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((BUTCH MULLINS/GILES CO. ADMINISTRATOR:THERE'S A LOT OF PRIDE, A LOT OF GOOD FEELINGS, FOR THE PEOPLE WHO OWN THIS PROPERTY, THAT LIKE I SAID, OWNERSHIP GOES BACK FOR GENERATIONS. ))
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Rerouting the trail is expected to cost about 679- thousand dollars.
Residents and some local politicians are speaking out AGAINST the plan.
The Board of Supervisors is appealing the decision to the Forest Service.
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5-Allen-Child


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Virginia's first family is about to become a little larger.
Governor George Allen says First Lady Susan Allen is expecting a baby in the spring.
Allen leaves office in January.
The child would be the couple's third, after nine- year- old daughter Tyler and six- year- old son Forrest.
Governor Allen has NO children from his first marriage.
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With football season here...what kind of food is good for tailgating, that's not only tasty but healthy too?
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Football season is also the unofficial snacking season... and that means tailgate parties. DOUBLE JEAN/PATRICK
Patrick Evans is in the News 7 kitchen with Jane Hoover--and they're cooking up some great ideas to munch on before kickoff.
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Virginia Tech prepares to meet up with Syracuse-- in a Big East showdown... that story is heading your way in tonight's Two Minute Ticker....
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The Consumer Product Safety Commission has a serious warning--
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about deadly gas connectors, that may be hiding in your home.
The problem has caused more than 40 deaths-- and many more injuries.
The story-- on Health Check.
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((IT'S AN ACCIDENT WAITING TO HAPPEN.)) ((MY HUSBAND IS GONE. I'LL NEVER SEE HIM AGAIN. IT SHOULDN'T HAVE HAPPENED. IT SHOULD NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN. WHAT S REALLY AWFUL IS THERE IS STILL MORE OF THESE THINGS OUT THERE AND THEY COULD BE IN SOMEBODY ELSE'S HOUSE. ))
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There's more NEWS-7 at FIVE in a moment, but here's a look ahead to NEWS-7 at SIX.
Back in March, the board of directors of Covington's battered women's shelter launched an investigation into sexual harassment allegations made by the shelter's former director.
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Melanie White says she was harassed by one former board member, and a shelter resident was harassed by another.
Today, six months after the investigation began, she says nothing's been done.
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What does the chairman of the shelter board have to say? The story tonight at six... 2-SHOT

5-Gilmore-Mastectomy


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He billed it as a "major health care initiative."
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But Republican Jim Gilmore did bring a very personal issue up in the race for governor today.
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((ROXANNE GILMORE: DURING THAT TIME IN MY LIFE, HE WAS VERY SUPPORTIVE. IT WAS A TIME WE WEREN'T MARRIED. HE COULD HAVE GONE AWAY. BUT HE CHOSE TO STAY AND SUPPORT ME DURING A VERY DIFFICULT TIME IN MY LIFE. I UNDERWENT CHEMOTHERAPY AT THAT TIME. AND HE WAS BY MY SIDE AND SUPPORTED ME THROUGH A VERY DIFFICULT PERIOD.))
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Gilmore's wife talked about her battle with Hodgkin's disease as a prelude to her husband announcing his fight against what he calls "drive-through mastectomies."
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((JIM GILMORE/R-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: I THINK THAT IT IS A SENSITIVE THING... I BELIEVE IS WRONG.))
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Gilmore's 48- hour stay proposal for breast cancer victims is NOT new.
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It's been defeated before in the General Assembly, is being considered on the federal level, and is law in nine other states.
Democrat Don Beyer says it's one of the few issues on which he and Gilmore wholeheartedly agree.

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It's a danger in your home that you'd probably never think about -- deadly gas connectors.
They re generally hidden behind the stove or dryer.
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What makes them dangerous is they're old....and made of brass.
Just by moving a gas stove or dryer, you can easily break an old brass connector, and cause an explosion.
Nearly 40 deaths and more than 60 injuries have resulted from such incidents.
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((ANN BROWN/CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION: WE DON'T HAVE ANY WAY OF KNOWING EXACTLY HOW MANY OF THE OLD BRASS CONNECTORS ARE STILL OUT THERE. WE DO KNOW THAT THE OLDER THEY GET, THE MORE DANGEROUS THEY BECOME.))
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((MIKE SCHULTZ/FIRE INVESTIGATOR: THIS IS A TYPICAL 100 PER CENT BRASS FLEXIBLE CONNECTOR THAT I SUSPECT IS CURRENTLY FOUND IN MILLIONS OF HOMES ACROSS THE COUNTRY. ))
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There was one in the kitchen on this home--
Some of the old brass hoses have design defects...which were first reported to safety officials as long ago as 1979. Then, investigators discovered all old-style brass connectors are dangerous because of something as common as kitchen cleaning products.
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((MIKE SCHULTZ: THE PROBLEM WITH BRASS IS THAT IT CORRODES VERY EASILY WHEN IT'S EXPOSED TO AMMONIA AND CHLORINES. reporter: AND WHERE DO WE FIND THOSE IN A HOUSE? WE FIND THOSE IN KITCHEN CLEANSERS, CLEANING PRODUCTS, DETERGENTS. THOSE PRODUCTS GET INTO THE AIR AND DEPOSIT ONTO THE BRASS.THE REAL CHARACTERISTIC BLUISH GREEN THAT WE SEE HERE, THAT'S REAL TYPICAL OF THIS CORROSION. AND AS IT EVENTUALLY EATS THROUGH THE BRASS, IT CREATES AN OPENING.. THE GAS ESCAPES. WHOOSH))
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The escaping gas can be ignited by the pilot light-- a spark, or any flame.
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((KATHLEEN BEGALA: CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION WE THINK THAT THIS IS A SERIOUS PROBLEM. WE SEE THE INJURIES STILL RISING. WE DO KNOW THAT THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR DANGER, AND THAT IS ENOUGH FOR US TO WANT TO WARN CONSUMERS. ))
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Safety officials say gas hook-ups in older homes should be checked by a professional.
Homeowners should not try to inspect the system....it's too dangerous to move appliances.
Call the gas company or a plumber.
If the connector can be seen without moving the appliance....you can tell it should be replaced if it is the yellow color of brass.
The new, safe connectors are either gray or silver-colored stainless steel.
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5-Furnace


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A warning goes out about possible carbon monoxide leaks in some furnaces installed before 1990.
Lennox Industries says it's urgent that owners have their furnaces checked before cold weather arrives.
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Take pinnacle #1 PG 100 ESS C


Some dealers reported corrosion in some Pulse furnaces installed before 1990.
Lennox says it will pay its dealers to inspect the furnaces. change pinnacle bd PG 101 ESS C
The company is urging owners of older Pulse furnaces to call the company's toll-free number at 1-800-537-4341 to schedule a safety check.
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Let's move on to sports-- where Tech is hoping for a win in front of the home crowd Saturday Night--
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Mike Stevens has a preview of the game with Jean's favorite team the Syracuse Orangemen.

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Let's get today ticker started in
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Blacksburg where the Virginia Tech Hokies are preparing for this weekend's game against 1 and 2 Syracuse at Lane Stadium.
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Tech heads into the Big east game with a 1 and OH record after dismantling Rutgers 52-19 two weeks ago.
The bye week has been spent ironing out a few problems, most notably, punt protection after two blocks.
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Syracuse comes in riding a two game losing streak with its back up against a wall.
The Hokies also are concerned about versatile quarterback Donovan McNabb.
But Tech is getting part of its motivation from the fact that Syracuse handed Tech its worst Big East loss ever last season, a 52-21 drubbing.
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S5-NFL


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The Chiefs and Raiders put on a late night show last night out in Oakland that didn't end until about 12:45 this morning.
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The Chiefs were all but finished when Jeff George let them right back in the game with this ill-advised underhand pass that is picked off Darren Anderson and returned 55 yards for the touchdown.
Suddenly the score is 24 to 22.
The Raiders were still in command until the final couple of seconds when Elvis Grbac hit Andre Rison in the back of the endzone on a 33 TD toss.
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Once again proving the present defense prevents absolutely nothing.
The Chiefs win it 28-to-27.
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A couple of major league games are winding up at this hour. The Tigers shutout the Rangers 4-to-nothing. And the Twins _____ the A's __ to ___. Also, one other sad note this afternoon from the diamond - hall of famer Richie Ashburn died today at the age of 70.
He played for the Phillies from 1948 through 1959 and was a broadcaster for the team for the past 35 years.
Jean is coming back with more News 7 at Five right after this break.
Take Care. Take a break

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The ring Dodi Al Fayued reportedly gave to Princess Diana the night they died is sparking curiosity-
Many want to know if it was given to Diana as an engagement ring?
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The jeweler who designed the ring says he doesn't know-
But he says the ring was part of a line of engagment jewelry named "Tell Me Yes" in French.
According to the London Times the jeweler says Diana picked the ring out at his Monte Carlo store.
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((ALBERTO REPOSSI/JEWELER: THEY SAW IN WINDOW THEY DECIDE ABSOLUTELY SO WE TRIED TO SHOW OTHER THINGS FOR DON'T PUSH ON THIS WAY, MAYBE, BUT ABSOLUTELY THEY DECIDED.))
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The ring was featured in an ad with the catchline- A little yes, for the happiest day of her life.
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The ring was reportedly found in the wreckage the night of the crash. SUPER=x4035;fax/Copyright close-id