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Straight ahead on News 7-
What's up with Route 221 in Roanoke County. Andrew Freiden has an update.
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And the former Lorena Bobbitt is back in court. We'll tell you why.
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A winter weather advisory is in effect until tomorrow morning with sleet and snow in the forecast.

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Fears of a new flu strain in Hong Hong...and
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how to cope with getting sick over the winter season...those stories tonight on Health Check.
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Power Set.
Those were the last words on the cockpit voice recorder of TWA flight 800.
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5-TWA-NTSB


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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
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The text of the pilot's conversation was released today at public hearings in Baltimore.
Investigators say it shows the pilots properly checked the planes systems before takeoff.
During this week's hearings the National Transporation Safety Board will present results of its 30 million dollar investigation-
Byron Pitts is in Baltimore with the latest. cut to byron
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SUPER=01-James Wildey/National Transportation Safety Bd.;
SUPER=01-Jim Hall/NTSB Chairman;
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JAMES WILDEY/NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD: THE EXPLOSION TOOK JUST SECONDS.
and nearly 17 months later the national transportation safety board still does not know why. this week long public hearing in baltimore, a review of the mountain of facts and figures but there will be not revelations
the ntsb did release new animation retracing the last few moments of twa flight 800..minutes after takeoff from new york;s kennedy international airport july 17 1996.
a transcript of the cockpit voice recorder shows the pilots were in control, all systems go. but nearly 13 minutes after takeoff the center wing fuel tank exploded. all 230 people on board were killed.
the fbi has ruled out a missile or bomb...so now investigators will focus on the theory the explosion in the center fule tank, may have been sparked by a surge of high voltage electricty, which was transferred thru damaged low voltage wiring in the tank's fuel measuring rods.
JIM HALL, NTSB CHAIRMAN: THAT'S A THEORY...THERE WILL BE NO PROMISES MADE THIS WEEK..ONLY INFORMATION AND OPTIMISM. JAMES KALLSTROM/FBI I THINK THE SCIENCE WILL OVERPOEER THE QUESTIONS MARKS AND EVENTUALY WE WILL KNOW WHAT CAUSED THIS TRAGEDY that's all the victims families want. FRANK CARVEN/FAMILY MEMBER: "IT WILL NEVER GET EASIER...WHAT BROGHT DOWEN THAT PLANE" richard penzer of long island, ny, lost his sister. his onlyu goal this week thank the investigators qwho have doen the best they can. RICHARD PENZER/FAMILY MEMBER) YOU;RE NOT GOING TO GAIN...THANK THE GUYS"))
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5-Hospital-Security


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The Danville Regional Medical Center is NOT planning to heighten security after a weekend shooting in the emergency room.
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Police say 24-year old Derrick Coles shot 21-year old Darrell Bradner in the hospital waiting area Friday night.
An unarmed security guard was manning the waiting area.
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((LARRY DEPRIEST/DANVILLE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER PRESIDENT: OUR POLICY IS THAT WE DON'T HAVE OUR SECURITY OFFICERS CARRY GUNS. IT'S ALSO OUR POLICY THAT WE DON'T ALLOW GUNS ON THE PREMISES OR ANY OF THE PROPERTY OF THE HOSPITAL UNLESS THEY ARE IN THE POSSESSION OF AN OFFICER OF THE LAW.))
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DePriest says the door to the waiting area does NOT have a metal detector.
The hospital is not releasing Bradner's condition.
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5-Rt-221


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It's probably the most talked about road in Southwest Roanoke County.
Today the Virginia Department of Transportation unveiled its proposal to widen and straighten a stretch of Route 221.
double boxes Jean/Andrew


Andrew Freiden is at Cave Spring Junior High School-- where a public meeting is taking place at this hour.
Andrew, is V-DOT seeing much response today?
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(questions: How many homes are going to be effected by this current plan?)





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Remember Lorena Bobbitt? She's back in the news, and back in court-- the story when NEWS-7 at FIVE continues...
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And now that Jim Gilmore is planning to move into the governor's mansion, what's up his sleeve when it comes to the inaugural parties?
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On Health Check-- A progress report finds the President is slacking off in his second term when it comes to fighting AIDS-- 2-SHOT
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Patrick's cooking again-- just in time for the holidays.
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What should you stay away from? That report and much more... Stick around. cc sponsor
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5-Cabin-Lake


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There's been no resolution of the Danville Fire Department's attempt to seize NEWS 7's videotape of the Cabin Lake apartment fire.
A hearing today before a Judge in Danville ended without a ruling.
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The fire marshal arrived at NEWS-7's Danville Newsroom Friday, armed with a "Fire Inspection Warrant," typically used to gain access to a fire scene.
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Fire officials returned the newstape the same day, pending the outcome of today's hearing.
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The judge heard arguments this morning from the city attorney and an attorney for W-D-B-J, but Judge James Ingram did not make a decision.

5-Bobbitt


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She gained international fame after severing her husband's penis in 1994-- Today she was arraigned on charges she assaulted her mother.
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Lorena Gallo --formerly Lorena Bobbitt-- will be tried in April for allegedly hitting her mother Friday while inside their Manassas home. Gallo appeared in court this morning with her parents. Neighbors told police, Lorena's mother, 49-year old Elvia Gallo, was watching television when her daughter hit her with her fist.
The police report said that Lorena's brother, intervened to stop the punching.
Lorena was arrested, then released on bond.
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In the 1994 trial, Gallo was found not guilty by reason of temporary insanity on charges of malicious and unlawful wounding of her then-husband, John Wayne Bobbitt.
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5-Inaugural


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Eight days of celebrating will ring in the four year term of Governor Jim Gilmore.
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Gilmore today announced a schedule of what he called "fancy balls" and "fun parties" across Virginia the week of his January 17th inauguration.
The Gilmores will hit historic and cultural hotspots around Virginia all week-long.
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((GOV.-ELECT JIM GILMORE: WE MADE IT VERY CLEAR IN THE CAMPAIGN THAT EVERY GROUP, NO MATTER WHAT RACE, OR RELIGION, OR WHAT PART OF THE STATE WOULD BE INCLUDED IN THE ADMINISTRATION AND THIS INAUGURAL THEME IS INTENDED TO HIGHLIGHT EXACTLY THAT. SO THE INTENTION IS TO BE INCLUSIVE AND TO BRING EVERYBODY IN FROM ALL ACROSS THE STATE.))
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The only southwest Virginia stop-- will be a ball at the Martha Washington Inn in Abingdon.
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Tis the season for fatty foods and lots of snacks-- But there is something you can do about it.
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5-COOKING


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This is the time of year, when finger foods are considered dinner--
With holiday parties, its hard to eat a well-balanced healthy meal. *****DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK*****
Today Patrick Evans and the Health Management Center at Lewis-Gale Clinic will show just how bad some Holiday foods can be.
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Tech is going bowling with the North Carolina Tarheels-- Mike has more on the Hokies' New Years trip to Jacksonville in tonight's Ticker.
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Next on Health Check--
Staying healthy over the holidays--
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The cold and flu season is already underway--but it's not too late to take precautions.
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Good afternoon, I'm Keith Humphry.
Coming up on News-7 at Six...
The holiday SHIPPING rush is on.
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For United Parcel Service, the season is a chance to win back some of the customers it lost during last summer's strike.
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((WARREN KING/UNITED PARCEL SERVICE: CERTAINLY THERE WERE NO WINNERS DURING THE STRIKE. WE DID LET OUR CUSTOMERS DOWN, BUT WE'RE PUTTING THAT BEHIND US.))
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U-P-S expects to move 35-thousand packages through its Roanoke distribution center on the season's busiest shipping day, sometime next week.
Meanwhile, it already has been a busy season for Fed-Ex and the U-S Postal Service...both benefiting from customers who left U-P-S.
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At six we'll have more on the holiday shipping rush...
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Plus the rest of the day's news in about 40-minutes.
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Thanks Keith.

5-AIDS-Clinton


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The Clinton administration is getting low marks from the White House advisory panel on AIDS.
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Its latest progress report -- critiques the president's second term...citing the president's failure to "lay out a coherent plan of action" to prevent viral transmission.
Experts are specifically critical of the federal funding ban on needle-exchange programs and the failure to expand Medicaid to cover expenses of low-income patients.
The panel gave Clinton's first term high marks for efforts to fight AIDS.
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Health insurance is not just a problem for the unemployed.
Several studies this year show that children without insurance generally live in families where at least one parent works.
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A survey sponsored by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Commonwealth Fund indicates nearly three in four uninsured adults come from families where at least one person works full or part-time.
Nearly half of those polled say they've had trouble getting access to health care or paying for it.
Seventeen percent say they've had to change their way of life to pay medical bills.
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5-Hong-Kong-Flu


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A rare strain of the flu that has killed a 54-year old man in Hong Kong is causing worldwide concern.
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**TONYA ON CART**
The victim is one of two new patients suspected to have the H-5-N-1 flu--
A 13 year old girl with the same strain is hospitalized.
The U-S centers for Disease Control flew to Hong Kong yesterday to meet with health officials.
Hong Kong doctors say so far the cases don't share a common source.
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((DR. PAUL SAW/DEPUTY DIR.HONG KONG HEALTH DEPT.:THERE IS NO EVIDENCE AT PRESENT OF HUMAN TO HUMAN TRANSMISSION))
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For now health officials say the strain is of no major public health risk but are advising the public to maintain a good diet and exercise to improve resistance to the flu.
The U-S Centers for Disease Control is trying to develop a test to look for antibodies to the virus.
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((DR. KEIJI FUKUDA/CDC:THIS IS A DIFFICULT JOB TO DO IN PARTICULAR BECAUSE IT HAS BEEN DIFFICULT TO GROW THIS VIRUS IN ADEQUATE AMOUNTS SO THAT THE TEST CAN BE DEVELOPED))
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The strain was previously found only in birds.
In domestic poultry it can cause lethal avian influenza, or fowl plague.
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5-flu


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Back in the U-S-- do you feed a cold and starve a fever?
Don't bother. That according to the American Lung Association.
It says it doesn't make any difference.
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New guidelines developed by a team of medical experts recommend taking acetaminophen for treating the fever of colds and the flu, since it doesn't upset the stomach.
The American Lung Association suggests avoiding close contact with people who have a cold.
Wash your hands frequently and avoid rubbing your eyes and nose.
Many experts agree the best way to prevent getting the flu is with the flu vaccine.
They add it's never too late for a flu shot.
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Time for sports-- Tech is preparing for NEw Years Day--
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The Hokies are meeting up with the Tar Heels-- here's Mike with more.

S5-Tech


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Welcome everybody to a brand new work week, and in many ways a news start for the Virginia Tech Hokies.
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Last night the Hokies found out that they will not only get to play in the Gator Bowl, btu they will get a chance to play North Carolina - a region rival in the minds of many Tech fans - but one that rarely if ever the Hokies are able to meet on the playing field.
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The Hokies are still hurting after their regular season flop, in which they dropped their final two games.
But they see the Gator Bowl, and the chance to play top 10 North Carolina as a chance for redemption.
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((FRANK BEAMER/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:)) ((TODD WASHINGTON/VA. TECH CENTER:))
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Also, the Tarheels will have a new head coach for the game. Current defensive coordinator Carl Torbush will be named Mack Brown's successor in just a few minutes. The Tarheels have called a 5:30 newsconference to make the announcement.

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In the NFL tonight the Panthers take on the Dallas Cowboys in Irving, Texas and what a difference a year makes for both of these teams.
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Last season the Panthers were home at Ericsson stadium putting a hurting a Cowboys in the playoffs and getting ready to play for the NFC championship in Green Bay.
Now, both teams are barely alive in the hurt for a wildcard berth.
How bizarre.
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Jean will be back right after this break. Have a good night everybody. take a break

5-Kicker


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It's the perfect gift for the frustrated driver-
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A day in the driver's seat of a tank.
The day long school in tank driving is becoming popular in England.
Students drive through streams and over banks.
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((I THINK IT'S ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL. UH MAKES A GREAT CHANGE FROM PRETTY MUCH ANYTHING ELSE I MIGHT HAVE BEEN DOING THIS MORNING.)) ((I WAS ACTUALLY QUITE SURPRISED HOW UNCOMFORTABLE IT IS. I MEAN IT'S PRETTY CRAMPED. YOU SORT OF BANG YOUR HEAD AGAINST THE BACK OF IT.))
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The highlight of the day is when drivers plow over an empty car- So where do the tanks come from? Instructors say used tanks are increasingly available since the end of the cold war. (----------------)