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ANCHOR=Jean
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Next on News 7-
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The jury decides between life in prison and death for Earl Bramblett-
And Republicans celebrate victory and look to the future.
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((JIM GILMORE/GOVERNOR-ELECT: NEVER BEFORE IN THE HISTORY OF VIRGINIA HAVE WE HAD A COMPLETE REPUBLICAN SWEEP AT THE TOP.))
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Rain on the way late Thursday and will likely stick around through Friday. Complete weekend forecast details coming up.

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ANCHOR=Jean
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Tonight on Health Check--
It is no secret many Americans are overweight.
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VO-NAT

Exercise we are constantly advised to do may do more than keep the pounds off-- it could DECREASE the risks of breast cancer.
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SOT 04:49:32
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((IF IT'S ONE LESS THING I CAN HAVE, I'M IN FAVOR OF IT.
IT GETS ME EVEN MORE MOTIVATED TO GET OUT HERE EARLY IN THE MORNING ))
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ANCHOR=Jean
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An emotional moment for family members outside the Roanoke County courthouse after a death sentence in the case of Earl Bramblett.
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5-Bramblett


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#597-40
GRAPHIC=news-7 at five


Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
SS=bramblett


The jury deliberated a bit longer this time- an hour and 20 minutes, before deciding Bramblett should die for the 1994 murder of the Hodges family.
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Members of the extended, close-knit family were grateful for the capital conviction and death penalty verdict... but respectfully subdued by it.
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((RANDY HODGES/VICTIM'S BROTHER: I DON'T TAKE ANY JOY IN HAVING ANYONE KILLED, WHETHER IT'S EARL BRAMBLETT OR NOT. BUT THEN SOMETIMES IN LIFE THERE COMES A TIME WHEN YOU GET WHAT YOU DESERVE. AND IF I COULD, I'D BE THE ONE TO IMPOSE THE SENTENCE.))
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Several members of the Hodges and Fulcher families said they simply wanted to THANK the jury.
Bramblett apparently plotted the murder for nearly two years... even while living with the Hodges family in Vinton.
Police theorize Bramblett killed Blaine Hodges Saturday night- then kept Teresa and the two girls away from the house until SUNDAY evening when he shot Winter and Anah at point blank range in their own bed, then strangled their mother, doused the place with fuel and set it ablaze.
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SOT 13:54:25 Skip
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((SKIP BURKART/PROSECUTOR: YOU LOOK AT THIS PARTICULAR CRIME AND THE CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUNDING IT AND IT'S JUST SUCH A HORRIBLE CRIME THAT IN AND OF ITSELF IT DESERVES THE DEATH PENALTY.))
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ANCHOR=Jean
SS=HOLD


As in any capital conviction and death sentence, the case will automatically be appealed.

5-Firetruck-


ANCHOR=Jean
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A Pittsylvania County firefighter was killed and another injured when a firetruck flipped over this afternoon.
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SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;


The accident happened on Golf Club Road about three o'clock.
Police say the two Tunstall Volunteer firefighters were carrying water to a nearby fire.
Skid marks show the truck went off the road as it rounded a curve, veered ot of control, and came to a stop after rolling over into the woods.
Police say both men were thrown from the vehicle--one died at the scene.
The other firefighter suffers neck and back injuries.
Police have not released the victims names yet.
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5-Republicans


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-42
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Virginia's new governor- elect is getting down to business today.
And Virginia's shifting political scene is starting to come into focus.
DOUBLE BOX=Jean/Ellen/State Microwave


Ellen Qualls is in our Richmond newsroom.
What did Jim Gilmore have to say today?
ANCHOR=ELLEN


Governor-elect Gilmore named his transition team and a chief of staff today.
That will be campaign director Boyd Marcus.
LIVE=Ellen full/Microwave
SUPER=@Ellen1;
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And, Gilmore made it clear that his signature campaign promise was NOT to be toyed with by General Assembly Democrats.
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((JIM GILMORE/GOVERNOR-ELECT: I BELIEVE THAT THEY CAN LOOK AND SEE THIS MANDATE WHICH WAS VERY DRAMATIC.))
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But Gilmore's post-election victory lap was short on boasting and heavy on his laser-like focus toward achieving his goals.
SOT 12:22:50

((JIM GILMORE/GOVERNOR-ELECT: I BELIEVE THAT THE CHALLENGE OF STATESMANSHIP IS TO HARMONIZE THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA AND TO SHOW COMMON GROUND WHERE WE CAN ALL SUCCEED TOGETHER.))
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LIVE=Ellen full/State Microwave
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On a personal note, Gilmore says he's eager for Virginians to get to know his wife and two sons, and their "combination labrador-pit bull Sparky, Virginia's new first dog."
DOUBLE BOX=Ellen and Jean/State Microwave


On a business-like note, all eyes are now on the House of Delegates, where a possible 49th Republican seat is subject to a recount in Norfolk, and where the sole independent, Lacey Putney of Bedford, is playing footsy with the GOP.
ANCHOR=JeaN

So Putney could provide a historic tie in the House?
ANCHOR=ELLEN


He said today Jean that he has NOT made up his mind about joining any party, but his philosophies are more in line with the GOP.
But rest assured, Putney is NOT the sole object of speculation about people switching parties.

5-Democrats


ANCHOR=Jean
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TAPE#597-41
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Don Beyer spoke to his staff this morning, but did not hold a news conference before returning home to northern Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/Last Night;


With the Democratic defeat in the statewide races, and a power struggle now brewing in the General Assembly the party faces more difficult days ahead.
Former party chairman and U-S Senate candidate Mark Warner says there are important lessons in the numbers.
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IN Q=Voter turnout

((VOTER TURNOUT THIS YEAR WAS LOWER THAN EVER. ONLY A THIRD OF THE ELIGIBLE VOTERS VOTED. VOTERS ARE TIRED OF CAMPAIGNS THAT ARE ALL NEGATIVE THAT ARE CONSTANT MILLIONS OF DOLLARS. WE NEED TO CLEAN UP THE CAMPAIGN PROCESS WE NEED TO GET RID OF SOME OF THIS NEGATIVE CAMPAIGNING.))
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Talent=Jean
SS=democrat


Warner also finds some encouragement in the party's ability to recover.
He cited Democratic successes that followed Mary Sue Terry's loss in the last Governor's election.

5-Nat'l-Elections


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=JJA
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A big win for Republicans around the nation-
Rudy Giuliani was easily re-elected mayor of New York City-
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Trenton, NJ;

In New Jersey, Governor Christine Whitman picks up another term- And the only Congressional seat at stake went to Republican Vito Fossella. President Clinton says a sound economy and declining crime gave Republicans an edge.
But Newt Gingrich says it's the GOP message.
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((REP. NEWT GINGRICH/(R) HOUSE SPEAKER: WE ARE TRULY BECOMING A NATIONAL PARTY WITH A NATIONAL REACH INTO EVERY NEIGHBORHOOD, INTO EVERY PRECINCT AND I THINK THAT'S VERY GOOD FOR AMERICAN AND I THINK IT'S VERY EXCITING.))
SUPER=01-Rep. Newt Gingrich/(R) House Speaker;
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ANCHOR=Jean
SS=HOLD


Voters in Oregon said yes to doctor assisted suicide-
Opponents of the state law say they'll file a lawsuit against it.

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ANCHOR=Jean
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Will it really put the balance of power back in the hands of the taxpayer?
Coming up on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- lawmakers approve a complete overhaul for the I-R-S.
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And Dick Cranwell is breathing easier today after being re-elected last night by a slim margin. Now he's concentrating on what he'll do while in Richmond.
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ANCHOR=Jean


Patrick's doing a little early holiday shopping... his live report when we come back. cc sponsor
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5-Iraq-UN


ANCHOR=Jean
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A United Nations envoy is in Iraq-
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SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;


The hope is that Iraq will agree to let U-N inspection teams with American members continue their work.
President Clinton said the missions are the most successful way of finding nuclear weapons and he called for patience-
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((THAT'S THE MOST PEACEFUL WAY OF DEALING WITH THIS PERMITTING EVERYONE TO GO ON WITH THEIR LIVES. )) 14:03:17 ((IRAQ OBVIOUSLY HAS SOMETHING TO HIDE THIS MUST BE THE REASON WHY THEY ARE NOT PERMITTING FULL INSPECTIONS.))
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The inspections are part of a cease fire agreement ending the Gulf War.
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5-IRS


ANCHOR=Jean
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A revamping may be in the works for the taxman.
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Lawmakers voted to create a board that oversees the Internal Revenue Serivce- and gives taxpayers 20 new rights.
The measure is meant to clamp down on the IRS-
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


It comes in the wake of taxpayer complaints.
Senate action is expected next year.
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5-Cranwell-Bedrosian


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5pm
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TAPE#597-46
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The election is over, but Delegate Dick Cranwell isn't through campaigning.
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SUPER=03-Vinton/Last Night;


The democrat narrowly defeated newcomer Al Bedrosian last night, taking 52 percent of the vote.
The Republican made a strong showing, despite running a campaign on a shoestring budget.
Cranwell says the car tax issue hurt him in the polls, now he's prepared to oppose Jim Gilmore's tax relief plan in the house.
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SOT 14:00:51
IN Q=when he is right

((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/(D)VINTON; WHEN HE IS RIGHT, I AM GOING TO WORK MY BACKSIDE OFF TO HELP HIM, WHEN I THINK HE'S WRONG, I'M GOING TO STANDUP AND ARTICULATE THOSE REASONS, THAT'S THE WAY THOMAS JEFFERSON, GEORGE MASON AND PATRICK HENRY ENVISIONED OUR SYSTEM OF WORKING, OF CHECKS AND BALANCES. ))
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Cranwell acknowledges fighting the governor over the car tax may hurt the democrats politically.

5-Voting-Booth


ANCHOR=Jean
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Some registered Roanoke voters are still waiting for their ballots to be counted from yesterday's election.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke


The votes were stuck in a jammed voter booth.
The South Roanoke two precinct was at Crystal Spring Elementary School.
Registrar Louella Faxton says 319 votes were not counted from that location last night-- but they will NOT effect any of the races.
The machine is fixed and those votes are being tallied at this hour.
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ANCHOR=Jean
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November is here, and in just a matter of weeks the traditional start to the shopping season begins...
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(Patrick ad lib)
SUPER=22-Roanoke Co.;

STOCKS BUMP NEXT

5-HOLLY-DAZE


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=FIVE
WRITER=PEV
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Halloween is behind us, and the Holiday Season is headed into full swing. DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
If you want a head start on shopping for the season, Patrick Evans tells us about Holly Daze, a very select crafters show featuring well-made merchandise.
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SUPER=22-Roanoke Co.;
SUPER=01-Judy Lawrence/Holly Daze;
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ANCHOR=Jean
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Hometown Hoops Weekly canvasses the viewing area with previews of the district tourneys....
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And on Health Check-- airbags DO save lives, but for kids the number of deaths is frightening...
Smart Airbags are on the way-- the latest life saving technology.
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((FOR A FULL SIZE ADULT RIGHT ON TO A SMALL CHILD WE CAN TAILOR THAT AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT.))
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Comm Break#3


Six-Preview


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SUPER=@Keith1;


Good Afternoon, I'm Keith Humprhy...here's a look at something special on News 7 at Six.
When you think of antebellum women, Scarlet O'Hara may come to mind, but actually very few women lived "The Gone With the Wind" life.
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The women stayed home during the Civil War running the family farms and businesses.
They ended up taking on new responsibilities such as nursing, teaching or working in industry.
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((JAMES ROBERTSON/CIVIL WAR SCHOLAR: THE CIVIL WAR WAS A GREAT BREAKTHROUGH FOR AMERICAN WOMEN. UNTIL THEN THEY WERE SECOND CLASS CITIZENS. THEY COULD NOT OWN LAND, THEY COULD NOT VOTE. THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO MAN THE HOUSEHOLD, BARE THE CHILDREN, BE SEEN AND NOT HEARD.))
SUPER=01-James Robertson/Civil War Scholar;
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Tonight on News 7 at Six we'll hear from the women of a Civil War era plantation in Bedford.
Through their diaries you'll be able to experience what life was like during the 18-60's. dissolve full screen
Denise Allen begins a three-part series "A Woman's War."..only on NEWS-7 at Six.
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Double Boxes=Jean and Keith/Newsroom


Join us for the story and a lot more stuff in about 40 minutes.

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ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=amo
TAPE#597-45
GRAPHIC=child ABUSE


British doctors believe they have uncovered a rare type of child abuse caught on video from hidden cameras.
But the investigation is prompting serious debate about medical ethics.
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VO-NAT 20:31:41- full screen graphic

It shows 30 children with life threatening conditions brought in by their parents.
Doctors call it (much-hasin) Munchausen Syndrome Proxy-- a rare psychological disorder when a parent fabricates illness in a child, or injures them for their own attention.
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((DR. JEROLD LUCEY/PEDIATRICS: THESE MOTHERS ARE INCREDIBLY GOOD AT CONVINCING YOU THAT THEY REALLY CARE FOR THEIR CHILDREN. THAT THEY ARE REALLY BRINGING THEM INTO THE HOSPITAL FOR YOUR CARE."))
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Some doctors say using hidden cameras to expose the problem violates medical ethics.
Others say its the only way to uncover the abuses.
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5-air-bags


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=amo
TAPE#597-47
GRAPHIC=airbag safety


A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that passenger-side air bags DO save lives,
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VO-NAT

but when it comes to children, there's more risk than protection.
Today's report is a shocking confirmation of what's been feared for a long time.
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((ELISA BRAVER/JAMA STUDY CO-AUTHOR: FOR CHILDREN 9 AND YOUNGER THERE IS A 34 PERCENT INCREASED RISK OF DYING IN A FRONTAL CRASH. ))
SUPER=01-Elisa Braver/JAMA Study Co-Author;
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VO-NAT


Forty-nine children have been killed by airbags--
Now that all new cars are required to have passenger-side airbags, those numbers could climb.
The auto industry is scrambling to overhaul a flawed safety system.
Tony Corrado, who once designed smart bombs for the Pentagon, is now developing smart air bags.
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SOT 20:37:36
IN Q=FOR SOME REASON

((IF YOU GET OUT OF POSITION......ORR: ...I'M CLOSE TO THIS AIR BAG....TONY: ...IN OUR KEEP OUT ZONE WHERE THE DEPLOYING AIR BAG WOULD LIKELY INJURE YOU IN THAT POSITION THEN THE SENSOR WILL DETECT IT AND SHUT THE AIRBAG OFF.1/41/41/41/4 ORR: SO IF I HAD BEEN IN AN ACCIDENT UP HERE THE AIR BAG WOULD NOT HAVE FIRED.... TONY: GONE OFF, RIGHT. ORR: ...AND THAT'S BEEN THE PROBLEM WITH SOME OF THESE ACCIDENTAL INJURIES AND DEATHS. TONY: ABSOLUTELY.))
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Despite the journal's findings, the report concludes airbags ARE a worthwhile investment.
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5-Breast-Cancer


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=amo
TAPE#597-48
GRAPHIC=breast cancer


Breast cancer is one of the most common and feared cancers in the country-- and becoming overweight as we age is a common problem.
A new study connects breast cancer to weight.
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VO-NAT 4:48:35
SUPER=03-Boston;


A Harvard University study of 100 thousand nurses is being called the strongest evidence yet of a link between obesity and a woman's risk of breast cancer.
This research finds that women who gained a lot of weight as adults nearly doubled their risk of breast cancer later in life.
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((DR. WALTER WILLETT/HARVARD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH: WE FOUND THAT WEIGHT GAIN DURING MID-LIFE IS DIRECTLY LINKED TO RISK OF BREAST CANCER AFTER MENOPAUSE. :06 FOR EXAMPLE-- WOMEN WHO GAINED 45-POUNDS OR MORE ALMOST DOUBLED THEIR RISK OF BREAST CANCER. ))
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The heavier you are, the more estrogen you have in your body.
It's that increase of estrogen that's blamed for causing breast cancer.
Doctors say any weight gain after age 18, adds to the danger.
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((EVEN A MODERATE WEIGHT GAIN OF 20-40 POUNDS WHICH VERY MANY AMERICAN WOMEN DO, CAN SUBSTANTIALLY INCREASE THE RISK OF BREAST CANCER.))
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Many risk factors such as family history are not in our control.
So doctors say this news about weight is encouraging-- because it gives women a way to fight back against breast cancer.
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S5-Hoops


ANCHOR=jean
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=sma
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The girls single and double A basketball campaigns are winding down.
Here's Steve Mason with a post-season installment of Hometown Hoops Weekly.
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SUPER=@Steve1; :00
SUPER=01-Richard Thrasher/William Byrd Head Coach; :22
SUPER=01-Tracey Driscoll/Salem Head Coach; :42
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SUPER=03-Bassett; :58
SUPER=01-Lisa Black/Bassett Head Coach; 1:08
SUPER=03-Floyd Co.; 1:22
SUPER=01-Katrina Williams/Glenvar Point Guard; 1:31
SUPER=03-Buena Vista; 1:46
SUPER=01-Mark Melton/Parry McCluer Head Coach; 1:52
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((:)) ((RICHARD THRASHER:))
((Before the next level; there's the semi finals tomorrow night in Vinton. The Lady Terriers face Blacksburg. Salem plays Northside in the night cap. ((TRACY DRISCOLL:))
Robert Locusts Gretna girls are the favorites in the Dogwood District tournament. They open with host William Campbell. Altavista and Tunstall battle in the second game. at 19 and 2; Bassett is the favorite in the Piedomnt district tournament. The Lady bengals play Laurel Park and then give way to martinsville/Magna Vista. ((LISA BLACK:))
In sinlge A; Allen Cantrell's Floyd County Lady Buffaloes and Brian Harvey's Glenvar team are on a collision course for a 3-Rivers tournament championship showdown. Both beleive a state title could be in the cards. ((KATRINA WILLIAMS:))
In the Pioneer tourney; bath County and James River hook up. Many eyes will be on the Parry McCluer Fighting Blues as they try and keep their undefeated district record alive in their semi final game. ((MARK MELTON:))
The Mountain Empire tournament semi's favor Fort Chiswell and Galax; but never count Narrows out of the mix. ((:)) ((
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5-kicker


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=amo
TAPE#net-h
GRAPHIC=NONE


What's three and a half feet in diameter and takes four men to lift it?
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Oshima Island, Japan;


You probably didn't guess a mushroom.
This giant strain was found last month on Oshima Island in Tokyo Bay.
Villagers there were surprised by its size.
They were unsuccessful in their first attempt to hoist the mushroom from the ground.
Initially it was tasteless--
But when villagers dug in, they found it was very similar to the matsutake mushroom, used as a delicacy in cooking. (----------------)