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Next on News 7 at Five-
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More on the house explosion that killed one person in Bedford county.
A 70 year old man is dead- Sheriff's deputies say the victim's son is the only suspect.
And a change on Norfolk Southern trains is a relief for workers on board.
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Kick off the weekend forecast with clouds and a few lingering showers. Sunday looks drier.

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In tonight's HEalth Check Report-- we'll check in on the seven McCoy kids...
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and hear from the proud parents-- Plus an update on Kenneth-- the largest of the lot, who's been nick-named Hercules.
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The investigation continues into last night's fatal house explosion in Bedford County.
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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
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The explosion leveled the Bedford County home last night, killing a man, and injuring his wife.
Investigators are trying to pin down the cause.
double boxes Jean/Steve


Steve Smallshaw joins us from Chamblissburg with an update.
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A 45-year-old Henry County man faces charges of murdering his father with a woodsplitter.
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70-year-old John Henry Yancey Senior was found on his bedroom floor around 3:30 yesterday morning.
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His son, John Henry Yancey Junior, says he heard his father coughing and went upstairs to give him a cough drop.
He says he found him lying in a pool of blood.
But the sheriff doesn't believe that...he says he died from blows to the head.
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((FRANK CASSELL/HENRY CO. SHERIFF: THERE WAS EVERY INDICATION THIS WAS A MURDER. THIS WAS NOT A CASE WHERE A MAN IS COUGHING AND YOU TAKE HIM A COUGH DROP.))
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The two men shared this house on The Great Road in Bassett.
John Yancey Senior's relatives say he was well liked.
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((JUANITA RICHARDSON/VICTIM'S SISTER-IN-LAW: HE WAS A PERSON WHO ATTENDED CHURCH AND HE WAS INVOLVED IN CHURCH ACTIVITIES -- AND ANYTHING ANYBODY WANTED HIM TO DO HE WAS ALWAYS THERE TO HELP THEM.))
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John Henry Yancey Junior is in Henry County jail.
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5-Iraq


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Weapons inspectors are back in Iraq including Americans.
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The mood seemed upbeat as inpsectors arrived back on the job-
In Washington they're waiting to find out if inspectors will be allowed to do their job tomorrow as promised.
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((LET THERE BE NO MISTAKE. WE MUST BE CONSTANTLY VIGILANT AND RESOLUTE AND WITH OUR FRIENDS AND PARTNERS WE MUST BE ESPECIALLY DETERMINED TO PREVENT SADDAM'S ABILITY TO RECONSTITUE HIS WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION PROGRAM.))
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Clinton says the beefed up U-S military force in the region will stay in place for now.
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The car tax is being dissected in Richmond-- that's just one story coming up next on NEWS-7 at Five--
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And the dry hopper system is being chucked by Norfolk Southern--
Railroad workers will soon have a more sanitary way to relieve themselves.
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Also coming up, Patrick takes us to a unique handbag exhibit... stay tuned. cc sponsor
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5-Car-Tax


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Call it the morning-after headache.
Virginia's Senate Finance Committee now says just the first two years of Jim Gilmore's car tax-cut will cost TWICE what Gilmore predicted during the campaign.
The committee is almost evenly split between Democrats and Republicans.
A spokesman for Governor-elect Gilmore says he stands by his final goal to eliminate the tax... but is willing to compare numbers on how it can be done.

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When Virginia's Board of Education members adopted new Standards of Learning two years ago, they weren't thinking about Sacagawea. (sock-uh-juh-wee-ah)
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But Camille Cooper has been.
Cooper's leading a rally tonight at the Lewis and Clark statue in Charlottesville.
She says the statue's depiction of Sacagawea crouching behind Lewis and Clark is symbolic of where women are in Virginia's new academic standards.
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((CAMILLE COOPER: NOT ONLY WAS SHE THE CHIEF NAVIGATOR, BUT SHE WAS ESSENTIALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR MAKING THEIR MISSION SUCCESSFUL BY NEGOTIATING FOR HORSES WITH HER NATIVE TRIBE THE SHOSHONE BECAUSE THEY WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO CROSS THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE WITHOUT THE HORSES. AND AT ONE POINT THEY GOT LOST AND SHE LED THEM THROUGH THE BOZEMAN PASS.))
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In fact, the history standards only mention five women specifically, over 12 grades.
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((HARVEY CARMICHEAL/VA. DEPT. OF EDUCATION: IT WOULD BE POSSIBLE FOR INSTANCE FOR WOMEN'S STUDIES NOT TO BE APPROACHED IN THOSE STANDARDS. OR DEPENDING ON THE PLEASURE OF THE TEACHER AND THE SCHOOL DIVISION'S CURRICULUM, THERE COULD BE A GREAT DEAL OF EMPHASIS GIVEN TO WOMEN OR MINORITIES. OR OTHER ISSUES.))
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The women are drafting a bill to promote more diversity in public school standards for the 1998 General Assembly session.
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5-Affirm-Action


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A settlement is reached in the case of a white teacher who lost her job in New Jersey while an equally qualified black teacher kept hers.
The unusual thing: most of the 400-thousand-dollar settlement being paid to the white teacher is being funded by civil rights advocates.
The case was scheduled to go to the Supreme court.
They feared the high court would hand a setback to hiring preferences based on race.

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Norfolk Southern says it's time to put modern toilets on its trains.
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Earlier this year, we told you about the N-S dry hopper system.
It's a system where N-S workers relieve themselves in plastic bags on board trains.
Railroad unions have complained the system is not sanitary.
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Farmers have found bags of human waste on their property near railroad tracks.
Larry Chattin is suing the railroad.
He says bags of waste that landed on his farm have cost him a lot of money.
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((LARRY CHATTIN/BEDFORD CO. FARMER: WELL, WE'VE GOT A LOT OF DAMAGE. WE LOST PROBABLY 50 HEAD OF CATTLE AND WE'VE PROBABLY GOT $200,000 WORTH OF MACHINERY THAT'S DAMAGED A WHOLE LOT.))
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Norfolk Southern said it will replace the dry hoppers with either chemical or flush toilets.
But there's no timeline for installation.
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The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is underway--at least for the Roanoke Regional Airport.
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Denise Allen is at the airport with some holiday travel tips.
Jean the Wednesday before Thanksgiving is traditionally one of the busiest travel days of the year.
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But airport officials say traffic is picking up today-- because college students are heading home for the break.
Here are some things to keep in mind when you travel during the holiday season.
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Courtney suggests having your tickets in hand before you reach the airport.
Also call to see if your flight is on schedule.
If you haven't made travel plans yet there still may be a chance for you to get a deal.
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((MARY NOON/MARTIN TRAVEL: FOR DEPARTURE ON MONDAY AND RETURNING ON FRIDAY AND THOSE FARES ARE LIMITED TO THOSE DATES AND TIMES SPECIFICALLY. BUT THERE WERE SOME SIZABLE SAVINGS AND AS EARLY AS THIS MORNING THERE WERE SOME OF THOSE LEFT IN THE SYSTEM.))
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The number of those special fares is limited.
And if you wait until the last minute you're going to pay full price.
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If you're thinking about a December trip Jean, you'd better start planning now to get the best rates.
(question: Is traveling in December more difficult?


There are some black out dates in December which are heavily booked and no deals.
Also airlines block off seats just in case Virginia Tech or U-V-A go to bowl games and bowl travel packages are needed.)
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Sometimes the distinction between "art" and "every-day" gets blurred and that's what Patrick Evans is focusing on tonight.
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5-ART-MUSEUM


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Most people don't consider handbags or purses-- even the really nice ones-- works of art, but they are.
A Roanoke collector is displaying more than 60 handbags that you can check out at the Art Museum of Western Virginia.
Patrick Evans has the story.
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Is the rain dampening our Friday Football Extra coverage?
Mike Stevens will fill us in.
But first on health check.
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The Food and Drug Administration was born under President Theodore Roosevelt-- today it is being readied for a new century.
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((THE FDA HAS ALWAYS SET THE GOLD STANDARD FOR CONSUMER SAFETY. TODAY IT WINS THE GOLD MEDAL FOR LEADING THE WAY INTO THE FUTURE. ))
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Good afternoon, I'm Keith Humprhy, with one of the stories you'll see on NEWS 7 at six.
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Lexington officials are trying to come up with regulations for wolf-hybrids.
While one owner claims it's domesticated like any other dog, officials fear for the public's safety.
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Jean, we'll have more wolf-hybrid dogs in about 40 minutes on News 7 at Six.
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Thanks Keith and have a nice weekend.

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President Bill Clinton is giving the
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FOod and Drug Administration the authority to speed up approval of lifesaving drugs and medical devices.
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The FDA Modernization Act of 1997 was signed this morning by the president.
Supporters of the new law say it will help improve the nation's health by giving patients quicker access to new treatments-- without undermining either their safety or the FDA's authority.
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((WE CAN ENSURE THAT IT WILL SERVE AMERICA WELL INTO THE 21ST CENTURY-- AND I HOPE SERVE AS A MODEL AGAIN TO HOW WE CAN MAINTAIN OUR GOALS OF PURSUING THE PUBLIC INTEREST AND ADJUST OUR MEANS TO THE POSSIBILITIES AND CHALLENGES OF A DRAMATICALLY NEW ERA. ))
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Clinton calls this legislation a major accomplishment for the 1997 Congress.
The bill will reduce the backlog in the FDA's approval process.
It also provides incentives for pharmaceutical companies to develop and test medicines for children.

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Bobbi and Kenny McCaughey (McCoy) faced the media together today for the first time since their septuplets were born. The mother, Bobbi, had a brief episode of stage fright, but told the world about what she says is an awesome experience.
Dave Fehling reports from Des Moines, Iowa.
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((In their first interview since the birth of their seven babies, Kenny and Bobbi Mc-Caughey called the experience awesome. BOBBI MCCAUGHEY, MOTHER OF SEPTUPLETS: I KNOW ITS EXTRAORDINARY BUT ITS JUST SOMETHING I DID..THEY'RE MY CHILDREN... KENNY MCCAUGHEY/FATHER OF SEPTUPLETS: WE WANTED 1 OR 2 OR 3..GOD GAVE THEM TO US..." Doctors said all seven are making significant improvement...especially first born Kenneth, nick-named Hercules by the hospital staff because he seemed to be holding -up the six others inside the uterus. DR. ROBERT SHAW/ NEONATALOLIGIST: BREATHING ON HIS OWN, CUTEST LITTLE CHUBBY CHEEKS. Because he can breath without a machine's help, kenneth could be held for the first time. "AWESOME" It will be weeks before the babies can leave the hospital..plenty of time for their hometown of carlisle, Iowa to get ready. Churches and banks are helping cooridinate an outpouring of donations... everything from building supplies for a new home to free college tuition. SHARON SNODGRASS/CHURCH SECRETARY: the septuplets' birth has become an international headliner...and late in the day, a tired the mccaughey's took questions from some of the 250 journalists covering the story. KENNY MCCAUGHEY: WE WANT THE WORLD TO KNOW, LITTLE OLD IOWA WHERE CORN GROWS..AND BABIES.))
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Welcome to another soggy Friday night, but just remember folks when you see him at the mall this weekend - "It's not Robin's fault!" I'll get to your football schedule is just a second but
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first let's step inside and dry off at Cassell Coliseum where the Virginia Tech men and women open their brand new basketball season with brand new coaches.
The women host East Carolina at 6 tonight. And Bonnie Henrickson says taking over at Tech has been easy.
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Bobby Hussey also makes his head coaching debut tonight at the Cassell as the men complete the second half of the doubleheader at 8:30 against Tennessee Martin.
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The girl's state high school basketball tournament is underway in Bristol this afternoon.
In the single A tournament Glenvar just beat George Mason 43-to-33.
Tomorrow they will have the tall task of playing Northwood for the Single-A title.
We'll have highlights of the Highlanders semi-final for you tonight at six.
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The Double A final four tips off tonight at seven with Salem playing Turner Ashby.
Then 15 after that game ends Byrd takes on Charlottesville in the nightcap.
We will have highlights of both games tonight on News 7 at 11, and on Friday Football Extra.
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S5-FFE


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Mother Nature has caused a few problems with tonight's Friday Football Extra schedule of regional championship games.
Two that were originally scheduled for tonight have been moved to tomorrow.
Here's a look at the updated schedule of games.
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And finally we end tonight with an unusual story from the track.
The Martinsville Speedway closed out its 50th anniversary season earlier today in rare fashion.
As family members gathered around the start finish line and the flag tower, the ashes of Gus Gustafson, an avid race fan from Roanoke, were scattered on the track.
Seven family members in all took part in the ceremony that was the deceased last request.
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Jean is coming back to try and top that story in just a moment.
Have a great weekend everybody. take a break

5-Kicker


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Twenty somethings arent' slackers- they're DOERS.
That's the premise behind Swing magazine-
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The magazine is celebrating it's third anniversary and has increased circulation to 100 thousand.
To mark the occasion the magazine is highlighting the 30 most powerful people under 30.
One is Graham Spencer- the computer whiz who made a fortune changing the way people surf the internet.
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Lauren is the son of famous designer Ralph Lauren-
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