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Next on News 7 at FIve-
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Two people are dead after an apparent murder suicide in Carroll County-
Virginia's largest health care insurer drops three hospitals fromits network.
Nala, the lion on the loose for 2 days in Florida- is re-captured.
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A weak cold front slips by today leaving another sunny forecast through Friday.

medical-heads


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How will a rift between Trigon and several local hospitals affect patient care?
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And how could a Japanese cartoon make hundreds of children sick?
These stories tonight on health check.
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It's a waiting game as jurors deliberate the fate of Terry Nichols.
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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
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The jury in the second Oklahoma Bombing Trial asked to see the witness list- as they began deliberating for their first full day.
Dave Fehling has more from Denver.
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((Mirrored windows concealed the faces of the seven women and five men who will decide what role Terry Nichols played in the Oklahoma City bombing. JANNIE COVERDALE, GRANDMOTHER OF VICTIMS: I'M GONNA BE VERY UPSET IF TERRY'S NOT CONVICTED BUT I DONT THINK THAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN. SCOTT ROBINSON, LEGAL COMMENTATOR: INDEED THIS JURY IS GOING TO BE GRAPPLING VERY HARD WITH THE CONCEPTS OF CONSPIRACY AND COMPLICITY. BECAUSE IT ALL COMES DOWN TO WHAT DID TERRY NICHOLS REALLY DO AND WHAT DID HE REALLY KNOW. Nichols is accused of helping Tim Mcveigh build the bomb. but unlike the jury in Mcveigh's trial who found him guilty of first degree murder and sentenced him to death, this jury has the option of considering lesser charges of second degree murder or manslaughter...charges that do not carry the death penalty. it was an option granted by the judge, Richard Matsch. ANDREW COHEN/LEGAL COMMENTATOR: THEN THAT'S A REFLECTION THAT HE THINKS ITS A POSSIBILITY THAT THEY COULD FIND THAT AND THAT MEANS HE DOESN'T THINK THIS CASE IS AS STRONG AS THE MCVEIGH CASE. Jurors seemed to be methodically sorting through the evidence, at one point asking the judge to provide a list of the nearly 200 witnesses. Dave Fehling, CBS News, Denver.))

5-Trigon


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Virginia's largest health-care insurer is dropping three area hospitals from its network of preferred providers.
Trigon Blue Cross, Blue Shield says it could not resolve a contract dispute with the hospitals' management.
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Scott Goldberg joins us from the newsroom.
Scott, do we know what caused the dispute?
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Jean, all we know is Trigon and Columbia/H-C-A reached an impasse..
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Trigon said three of the Columbia-owned hospitals in Southwest Virginia made new demands regarding their contract with the insurer.
Those alleged demands have been a sticking point since August.
Now Trigon has decided it will not come to terms with the hospitals.
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Starting February 1st, Montgomery Regional Hospital, along with Lewis-Gale Medical Center and Pulaski Community hospital...are no longer part of Trigon's P-P-O network.
Trigon estimates close to 35-thousand subscribers used those hospitals as preferred providers.
If they continue to use the Columbia hospitals, patients will have to pay out-of-pocket costs.
So it's expected that most of those 35-thousand subscribers will take their business to Carilion-owned hospitals like Roanoke Memorial and Community.
Carilion says it's ready for the influx of new patients.
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((DON LORTON/CARILION HEALTH SYSTEMS: WE'RE NOT GOING TO BUILD AN ADDITION ON THE BUILDING OR GO OUT AND BUILD A LOT OF NEW LAB EQUIPMENT OF SOMETHING LIKE THAT TO ACCOMMODATE THESE ADDITIONAL PATIENTS.))
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Again, Trigon will not say why it dumped the Columbia hospitals.
Only that the negotiations were, and remain, confidential.
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Jean, we tried getting in touch with Columbia hospitals.
But no one returned our calls.
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Tonya Flory will be along with how this might affect patient care later in the newscast.

5-Carroll-Murder


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A Carroll County couple involved in an apparent murder-suicide last night did NOT have a record of domestic violence.
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Sheriff's officials say 51-year old Fredrick Ray Edwards apparently shot his live in girlfriend before turning the gun on himself.
Edwards and 35-year old Mary Ruth Hiatt were found in the front yard of their Cana home.
According to police-- a couple of Hiatt's friends had been visiting when an argument broke out and Edwards asked them to leave.
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((WARREN MANNING/CARROLL CO. SHERIFF:THAT SCARED THEM AND THEY DID LEAVE AND WHEN THEY WAS PULLING OUT OF THE DRIVEWAY THEY HEARD A SHOT AND INITIALLY RAN TO THE NEIGHBORS HOUSE AND TRIED TO CALL US. ))
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Family members say Edwards had been depressed and drinking a lot.
But just a couple of days ago seemed to be in good spirits.
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The latest on the fire that killed a woman in Bedford County is coming up next on NEWS-7 at FIVE--
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And a little later-- a tranquilizer finally stops a 450-pound lion that had escaped from a roadside zoo near Walt Disney World.
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In tonight's health check report--
More on Trigon's decision to drop Columbia Healthcare Hospitals--and how it could impact the 30-thousand policyholders? 2-SHOT
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Also coming up-- Patrick is checking out Mill Mountain Theater's latest production.
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And its just in time for Christmas-- stay close. cc sponsor
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5-Iraq-Demos


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Iraq's Prime minister claims his country is not hiding weapons of mass destruction.
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But Tariq Aziz says Iraq will not allow weapons inspectors access to Saddam Husseins 40 presidential palaces.
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((TARIQ AZIZ/IRAQI DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER: THIS HAS BEEN USED BY THE AMERICANS AS A PRETEXT TO DRAMATIZE THE SITUATION TO CREATE A MYSTERIOUS DRAMA ABOUT THOSE SITES AND TO USE THE DRAMA TO PREPARE THE GROUNDS FOR MILITARY AGRESSIVENESS.))
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Iraq wants international sanctions lifted- It says sanctions are denying people food and medicine.
Today a crowd, including many handicapped children, demonstrated in Baghdad.
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5-Fire-Folo


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Bedford County authorities still aren't sure what caused yesterday's fire that killed an elderly woman in Forest.
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73-year old Barbara (STIH-glitz) Stieglitz died when her home in the Lake Vista subdivision caught fire around 3 in the morning.
Investigators believe Stieglitz may have been trying to open the deadbolt on her front door when she was overcome by smoke.
Authorities say Stieglitz had burned a log in the fireplace the night before, but they don't know whether that may have sparked the blaze.
The fire is NOT considered suspicious.
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5-County-Officials


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Newly elected Roanoke County officials pledged their services into the year 2001 today.
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Board of supervisors chairman Bob Johnson and Vinton representative Harry Nickens took the oath of office, along with newcomer Joseph McNamara.
McNamara replaces Lee Eddy in the Windsor Hills district. He asked former Roanoke City Mayor Noel Taylor to hold the Bible as he was sworn in.
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Roanoke County School Board chairman Michael Stovall, and board members Jerry Canada and Tom Leggette were also sworn in this morning.
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A traditional Christmas tale of believing comes to the stage at Center in the Square... And you might want to check it out.
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STOCKS BUMP NEXT

5-Lion


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The lion that escaped from a zoo near Orlando has been re-captured.
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The lion was found alive in a swamp next to Jungleland-
Florida game officials used a tranquilizer dart to subdue the animal and carry her out of the woods.
The 450 pound female Lion named (Nah-la) Nala escaped from Jungleland on Monday- when caretakers were repairing her cage.
Since then she's been on the loose in the area- which includes many tourist attractions and neighborhoods.
Nala had been de-clawed- but still had deadly teeth and fangs.
Wildlife officers feared she'd become desperate and more aggressive- if not found.
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The Roanoke Express will see a change at the top--
This after its General Manager resigns from the hockey team... details in tonight's Two Minute Ticker.
ANCHOR=Tonya


On Health Check--
Students in Henry County public schools are getting additional health facilities.
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but in this case the facility comes to you--
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((IT IS A MOBILE UNIT BASICALLY A DOCTOR'S OFFICE ON WHEELS THAT WILL PROVIDE PREVENTIVE CARE TO OUR STUDENTS.))
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Tonight at six Virginia lawmakers are closer than ever to saying yes to charter schools when lawmakers return to Richmond next month.
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((TIFFANI WALLACE/CHARTER SCHOOL STUDENT: IT'S MUCH HARDER AND THERE'S THINGS I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW WE COULD LEARN IN SCHOOL. Like what? LIKE I'VE NEVER HAD WRITING CLASS.))
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Tonight at SIX, Ellen Qualls visits a charter school in North Carolina so you can see first-hand how one works.
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It's the first of a two-part series on the grand experiment our neighbors in North Carolina started this year.
And it's coming up at the top of the hour on NEWS 7 at SIX.

5-Patient-Care


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Trigon's decision to drop the three Columbia HCA-Healthcare hospitals in our area will have a dramatic effect on subscribers enrolled in the Preferred Provider Organization program--
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Montgomery Regional hospital C-E-O David Williams says the change treats policyholders unfairly--because it limits choice.
Williams says policyholders should call Trigon to express their concerns. pre pro
An estimated 30 to 35 thousand policyholders will be affected by the change, which would go in effect January 31st for most subscribers.
State and local government employees coverage will be honored at Lewis-Gale, Montgomery Regional and Pulaski Community hospitals through June 30th.
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Also policies will be extended to patients who are receiving care from one of the three hospitals on February First and women in the third trimester of pregnancy.
The change does not effect Trigon's medicare supplemental policy customers.

5-Kids-Insurance


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When it comes to health insurance for chidlren--
Virginia plans to take advantage of a new federal program by providing comprehensive medical coverage to about 57 thousand kids whose parents work but are too poor to afford health insurance.
Under the "Kid Care" program, Governor Allen is proposing the Commonwealth spend 30 million dollars to snare new matching federal money that would pay for the health coverage. The federal Health Care Financing Administration is giving out 24 billion dollars over the next five years as part of President Clinton's effort to extend health coverage to about ten million children nationwide.

5-Cartoons


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A popular cartoon made more than 700 children physically sick in Japan yesterday.
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A colorful, flashing explosion on the cartoon called "Pocket Monsters" caused epileptic-like symptoms.
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Hundreds of children ended up in emergency rooms suffering from vomiting and convulsions.
Experts say some children are hypersensitive to strong, rapidly flashing lights, but shouldn't suffer any lasting damage.
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((DR. MASAKAZU SEINO/EPILEPSY SPECIALIST; NO, I DON'T THINK SO, IF THEY AVOID THIS ENVIRONMENTAL STIMULI. ))
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Police and government officials are investigating what happened.
T-V Tokyo pulled the program off the air.
Video stores are also taking the cartoon series off their shelves.
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5-Student-Health


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Henry County has only one full-time nurse for its 21 public schools.
But a new van is coming to the school system's aid.
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The Henry County school board and Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County are teaming up to buy a van, thanks to a 193-thousand-dollar grant from the General Assembly.
The van will be outfitted with two exam rooms and a laboratory where two full-time nurses and a nurse practitioner can offer everything from physicals to prescriptions.
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((DAVID MARTIN/SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: WE COUNT ON OUR STUDENTS COMING TO SCHOOL HEALTHY AND READY TO LEARN -- AND SOMETIMES THAT'S NOT THE CASE. WITH THE MOBILE UNIT WE CAN WORK WITH STUDENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES FOR PREVENTIVE CARE.))
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This also means fewer trips to the hospital for Henry County residents.
When schools aren't using the van it will travel countywide offering a variety of services including blood screenings.
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((JOSEPH ROACH/HOSPITAL DIRECTOR: TRYING TO GET INTO THE HOSPITAL IS VERY DIFFICULT. YOU HAVE TO CALL ON FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS FOR TRANSPORTATION. THIS WAY WE'LL BRING IT TO YOUR LOCALE -- YOUR LOCAL FIRE STATION, YOUR LOCAL CHURCH.))
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The van has not been purchased yet but it is expected to be on the road by the summer.
2-shot-toss
ANCHOR=Jean


Time for the Two Minute Ticker-- and some personnel changes to talk about on the hardwoods and the hard WATER.
ANCHOR=Tonya


Here's Roy Stanley with an employment update-- with word the General Manager of the Roanoke Express is calling it quits.

S5-Express


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Good afternoon everyone welcome to your mid week Ticker.
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Express general manager Pierre Paiement returned from an out of town trip to discuss the reasons why this will be his final season as the franchise's G-M.
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Express president Joe Steffan spoke on behalf of the other owners today. A a search for a new G.M. has begun. While rumors there was tension between some members of the board of directors and Paiement emerged; Steffan offered his support for his co owner.
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Steve Mason will have more on Paiement's resignation at 6.

S5-Robinson


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Well, It comes as no surprise Southern California head football coach John Robinson officially lost his job today.
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The university fired Robinson today just two seasons after he led the Trojans to a Rose bowl victory.
The Trojans finished this season with a 6 and 5 record and they failed to receive a bowl bid which can ad thousands of dollars if not more to a school's athletic department.
Today's action ends Robinson's second stint at the school. he was 104-35-and 4 over 12 seasons.
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The University replaced Robinson with Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Paul Hackett.
Hackett was a Robinson assistant at U-C-C from 1976-80.

5-MMT


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"Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus."
The play is bringing the Christmas spirit to audiences at Mill Mountain Theater, and Patrick Evans is ready with behind-the-scenes details.
Patrick, who are you talking with today? TOSS TO PATRICK AT ON RECORD SET
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