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News 7 at Five is up next.
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...with a report from Hyannisport-- outside the Kennedy compound in Massachusetts- -where a private wake is being held.
And some reflections on mystery writer Patricia Cornwell and her campaign contributions.
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Temperatures some 20 degrees above normal as we kick off the first weekend of the new year. Details ahead.

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On Health Check--
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changes at Columbia H-C-A could likely leave two New River Valley hospitals untouched.
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Stick around for all this-- just 90-seconds away on NEWS-7 at FIVE.

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Family and close friends attend a private wake for Michael Kennedy who died Wednesday in a skiing accident.
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Good Afternoon-- I'm Keith Humphry, filling in for Jean Jadhon.
The Kennedy family is preparing to lay to rest another one of its own.
Liz Mullen reports from Hyannis Port, Massachusetts where the family spoke briefly with reporters this afternoon.
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((At the end of a quiet cul de sac, the homes dotting the kennedy compound are filled with food, flowers and sorrow, as the family that's no stranger to sadness prepares to bury another loved one. REP. JOSEPH KENNEDY/BROTHER: ROBERT KENNEDY, JR./BROTHER: Thirty nine yer old Michael Kennedy died on new year's eve in a skiing accident on a holiday in aspen, colorado. kennedy was playing a makeshift game of football while skiing down this slope when he crashed into a tree. though family members and paramedics tried to revive him, he died almost two hours later. michael kennedy had three children and a wife of 16 years from whom he had recently seperated. KATHLEEN KENNEDY TOWNSEND/SISTER: LIZ MULLEN REPORTING: ))

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The medical examiner says comedian Chris Farley died of an accidental overdose of cocaine and morphine.
It's similar to the drug combination of cocaine and heroin that killed Farley's idol, fellow comedian John Belushi, in 1982.
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The medical examiner also says Farley's liver showed signs of excessive drinking and there was a narrowing of the arteries supplying the heart muscle... a contributing factor in the death of the former Saturday Night Live star.
His body was found on the floor of his Chicago apartment two weeks ago.
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The defense began putting on evidence today designed to convince a federal jury to spare Terry Nichols' life.
Nichols was convicted last week of IN-voluntary manslaughter as a co-conspirator in the Oklahoma City bombing.
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His wife- -seen here on the right- -was the lead witness.
Marife Nichols described greeting cards Nichols has made for family members out of file folders and toothpaste in prison.
She says she and Nicole, along with two-year old son Christian spend time with Nichols at the prison every week.
Nichols plays with the children and even changes diapers, she said.
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Nearly 760-workers at the General Electric plant in Salem are taking a forced vacation for the next couple of weeks.
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G-E calls it a temporary "production shutdown."
The company says it's not unusual.
Once a year it closes shop for a couple of weeks and re-evaluates its work force.
This year the shutdown is earlier because of weak earnings.
Some employees say they've heard rumors layoffs are on the way after the shutdown ends January 17th.
But the president of the workers' union said he has NOT heard anything from the company indicating people are about to lose their jobs.
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Governor- elect Jim Gilmore's biggest individual donor loves a good mystery.
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She writes one too.
But Richmond crime novelist Patricia Cornwell's keeping it a mystery as to why she gave 150- thousand dollars to Gilmore's campaign -- almost twice what the next biggest donor gave.
She's granting NO interviews.
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Gilmore and wife Roxane had dinner with Cornwell in December.
A campaign source says she told him that every time he wrote a thank you note, she wrote another check.
George Allen says Cornwell's an "interesting" person.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: SO JIM'S LUCKY TO HAVE THE MONEY. WE TOOK AGAIN, PROBABLY MUCH LESS. SHE CONTRIBUTED MUCH LESS BUT I THINK THE IMPACT WAS MUCH MORE IN OURS BECAUSE SHE CUT TV COMMERCIALS AND THE TIME SHE TOOK FOR PRESS CONFERENCES. AND THE IMPACT OF SOMEBODY SWITCHING OF THAT PROMINENCE FROM MARY SUE TERRY TO OUR CAMPAIGN I THINK MEANT A GREAT DEAL.))
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Cornwell publicly declared in 1995 that her involvement with the '93 governor's race was a mistake.
But in 1996, she gave two-thousand dollars to Democrat Mark Warner.
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He's been part of the controversies and the kudos in Roanoke County Government-- next-- Lee Eddy talks about moving on...
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And you may be among the ones who should be allowed to dis-able your airbag..
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Tonight in the Two Minute Sports Ticker-- one of the stars of yesterday's Rose Bowl may be turning pro-- stick around. cc sponsor
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Lee Eddy says he won't miss the late night meetings or the controversies.
But as he leaves the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors, Eddy says he has never regretted his years of public service.
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Eddy was first elected to the board in the late 60s.
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He returned in 1990 and has represented the Windsor Hills District ever since.
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At age 71, Eddy says he doubts there's another election in his future, but says he hopes to serve the county in other ways.
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Eddy lost the fight for the republican nomination before the November election.
When the supervisors meet next week, Joseph McNamara will be representing the Windsor Hills District.

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Starting January 19th, airbag switches can be installed in vehicles.
But motorists have to meet certain federal government requirements in order to get them.
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File of air bags on tape 97-61
According to the regulations, you may have the on-off switch installed if you have a medical condition, have to place rear- facing infant seats on the front passenger side, or are unable to adjust your seat at least 10 inches from the air bag.
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Triple- A believes the switches may be just a temporary solution to the continuing debate over air bags.
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((VICKI HOPKINS/AAA OF VIRGINIA: WE ARE LOOKING AT PROBABLY, I THINK IT'S 26 HUNDRED LIVES THAT HAVE BEEN SAVED BY AIR BAGS, WHEREAS, WE'VE HAD 87 DEATHS BECAUSE OF AIR BAGS. HOWEVER, THE AIR BAG IS IMPORTANT TO BE ABLE TO HAVE THAT EXTRA SAFETY FOR PEOPLE. ))
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Applications for on- off switch installation are at Triple- A offices.


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They haven't even graduated from high school but some Blacksburg students are already familiar with courtroom etiquette.
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The Blacksburg High school students recently showed off their skills during a mock trial-- complete with a sitting judge.
Attorneys with the Virginia Bar Association and local bar of the New River Valley helped the students prepare for their big day.
The mock trial was the case of an alleged drunk driver.
Students acted as witnesses, prosecutor and defense attorneys.
Nat Davis was the Commonwealth's Attorney.
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((NAT DAVIS/BHS STUDENT:THE HARDEST PART IS JUST THE PREPARATION, MAKING SURE YOU HAVE EVERYTHING LOCKED IN AND THERE'S NO WAY ANYTHING CAN BE ARGUED AND THROWN OUT AND DISCREDITED, MAKING SURE YOU'RE 100 PERCENT RIGHT AND I HAVE TO MAKE SURE EVERYING I SAY, I CAN PROVE. ))
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Students from Christiansburg High School were the jurors.
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They're having a ball down at First Baptist Church-- the Vintage Holiday Ball...and they're expecting quite a crowd.
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Do homeschoolers have a prom? Well, not exactly...but they do improvise... DOUBLE BOX KEITH/PATRICK
Patrick Evans has the story of the Second Annual Vintage Holiday Ball, which takes place tonight at Roanoke's First Baptist Church.
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If Virginia Tech though playing V-M-I was tough-- wait until they check out their conference schedule. Mike Stevens has details in tonight's Ticker--
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Next on Health Check-- it can be diagnosed as a textbook case of depression-- but the sadness, sleep problems and low self-esteem symptoms may likely be P-M-S.
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There's more NEWS-7 at Five in a moment-- first a look ahead to NEWS-7 at SIX.
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He's been at the center of the recent controversy in the Bedford County sheriff's department.
Today, Lieutenant John McCane talked with News7 about why he's stepping down.
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McCane's resignation takes effect in two weeks.
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Steve Smallshaw has more from his exclusive interview tonight on News7 at 6.

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Topping tonight's HealthCheck report, Pulaski Community and Alleghany Regional hospitals won't be sold off and separated from other Columbia H-C-A hospitals in Salem and Blacksburg after all.
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The president of Lewis-Gale Medical Center in Salem --Bill Downey--says all four hospitals will stay in the same division. The four share marketing and some management services. Columbia H-C-A had told the hospitals in mid-November
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that a restructuring plan called for the Pulaski and Alleghany hospitals to be spun off.
But Downey and his counterparts told Columbia's management in Nashville, Tennessee, they did not want to be split up. The restructuring plan announced in November calls for 100 hospitals to be sold over the next 18 months to shrink the company by about a third.


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For women-- headaches, cravings and mood swings are all symptoms of pre-menstrual syndrome. Tonight-- Sandra Maas (mahs) takes a look at a study that's trying to help some women regain control.
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(( How many times have you heard someone say-- "it's that time of the month?" well.... there's good reason.... for one out of five women something goes wrong in the days prior to the menstrual cycle. DR. MURRAY ROSENTHAL/BEHAVIORAL & MEDICAL RESEARCHER: 5-10 DAYS BEFORE THE START OF MENSTRUAL FLOW THEY WILL HAVE PROBLEMS WITH IRRITABILITY--REAL SADNESS AND DEPRESSION, LOW SELF-ESTEEM, A PROBLEM WITH SLEEP....A PICTURE THAT CLINICALLY LOOKS LIKE DEPRESSION. 33-year old kathy mac-roberts can tell when it's going to be a bad month. and try as she might-- there's nothing she can do to stop it. KATHY MACROBERTS/PMS PATIENT WHEN IT GETS REALLY BAD, I'M IN THE THROWS OF NOT REALIZING WHAT IS HAPPENING UNTIL AFTER I'VE GOTTEN MYSELF ALL WORKED UP. p-m-s is a hormone disorder characterized by a variety of emotional and physical symptoms. they include: tension, depression, irritability, crying spells, cravings, bloating and aches and pains. DR. ROSENTHAL IT REALLY INTERFERES WITH RELATIONSHIPS, INABILITY TO WORK, INABILITY TO MOTHER EFFECTIVELY-- THOSE ARE THE WOMEN WE BELIEVE WE CAN HELP. Recent studies show a fluxuation of serotonin levels in the brain may be to blame for p-m-s... a study being conducted at the behavioral and medical research center in san diego is testing the effectiveness of an anti-depressant medication.... known as serotonin-uptake inhibitor. but the real question is -- does giving serotonin drugs such as ours -- in premenstrual time-- does that really make a difference and can we give it at a lower dose? kathy-- who's taking part in the double-blind study, hopes she can finally rid herself of that jekyll and hyde personality. KATHY: I JUST WANT TO BE WITHOUT HAVING TO CONTROL MYSELF EVERY MONTH-- THINKING 'OH MY GOD, THE CURSE IS BACK....' SANDRA MAAS FOR CBS NEWS.))
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Time now for the Two Minute Ticker-- Here's Mike with college basketball and football news...

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Welcome folks to your Friday two minute sports ticker, that begins with one of college
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football's top players turning over a new leaf.
Ryan Leaf, the star quarterback who came within a whisker of leading Washington State to a win over Michigan in yesterday's Rose Bowl,
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announced this afternoon that he is giving up his senior year of college eligibility to enter the NFL draft.
Leaf consulted Drew Bledsoe, Warren Moon, Peyton Manning and Jake Plummer before making the decision.
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The Nebraska Cornhuskers still think they deserve at least a share of the national championship.
Tonight, they will have that motivation plus the desire to send retiring coach Tom Osborne out a winner in his final game as they battle Tennessee in the Orange Bowl.
You can catch the game tonight at eight o'clock right here on Your Hometown Station.

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The Virginia Tech Hokies' basketball team is still reeling after its New Year's Eve loss to VMI, but the players better be over the upset by tomorrow.
The Hokies are in Pittsburgh tomorrow afternoon for their first Atlantic 10 game of the season against Duquesne, a team that topped Tech last season.
Tech can ill-afford a loss to the Dukes, who are one of the few teams in the league who didn't make the postseason last year.
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PINNACLE ACC - SATURDAY
And don't forget there is plenty of ACC action coming your way this weekend right here on WDBJ-7.
Tomorrow we have a great doubleheader as Steve Robinson and Florida State takes on N.C. State at 1:30.
Then right after that you can catch North Carolina and Clemson. That game should tip off right around four.
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PInnacle ACC - Sunday
Then Sunday afternoon at one o'clock the Virginia Cavaliers return to the Commonwealth and the ACC portion of the their schedule as they battle Wake Forest in a game that's being played in Richmond.
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Coming up at six, we'll check in with the HOkies who look ahead to next season.
Plus, we'll take a look at Peyton Manning's blown-up knee.
Have a safe weekend everybody. take a break

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Finally tonight-- an update on the millionaire balloonist trying to set a record.
Steve Fossett has been in the air two days, and he is already half way across the Atlantic on his balloon, "Solo Spirit."
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He lifted off New Year's Eve in St. Louis.
Now Fossett and his balloon are riding the jet stream to Europe.
So far the global wind currents are co-operating, and there are no storms on the horizon.
His engineers at mission control say if something's going to go wrong, this is the point in the trip for it to happen.
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