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Next on News 7 at five-
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For days we've heard the stories of child abuse and tortue allegedly at the hands of this man- Tonight a verdict is in. take live shot
And you're looking at a live picture of the Roanoke River- we'll check on flooding throughout the area.
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Most of the rain has moved through and all flood watches have expired but it was quite a soaker for many locations. Rain totals coming up.

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Tonight on Health Check--
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A citizens group is urging the government to stop the use of certain surgical gloves in hospitals.
And men are making strides when it comes to living longer.
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A verdict in the highly publicized murder and child abuse case in the death of four year old Annie Leftwich.
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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
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A Montgomery County jury believed 35- year old Kenneth Jessie beat and bound his step-daughter to a urine soaked bed in such a way it could have killed her.
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Teresa Hamilton joins us from the Montgomery County Courthouse where jurors returned with the verdict about an hour ago.
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The Roanoke Valley's only longterm housing for the homeless could close-- because of a clerical slip-up.
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The Transitional Living Center provides shelter for about 65 people.
The facility offers food and helps take care of children while their parents try to find a job.
But when it came time to apply for housing and urban development funds, --the shelter's parent organization- Total Action Against Poverty, did not mail six pages of the form.
The shelter was immediately disqualified for 300-thousand dollars.
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The future of the shelter is uncertain-- the money equalled about two thirds of the shelter's budget.
Brown says the Transitional Living Center now needs the community's help to keep the facility open.
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One local lawmaker plans to revive an effort to ban partial-birth abortions in Virginia.
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The measure was defeated by a single vote in a Senate committee last year.
But a key Democrat has reversed her position.
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Portsmouth senator Louise Lucas is joining with Lynchburg Republican Steve Newman to co-sponsor the same bill this year.
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Newman says with help from Lucas, the bill stands a good chance in this year's General Assembly.
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The two senators also worked together last year to retire "Carry Me Back to Old Virginny" as the state song.

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Some roads remain blocked, some homes flooded tonight following heavy rains and high water, but widespread problems have not developed.
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Joe Dashiell reports tonight from Roanoke, where city officials are breathing easier.
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Jean, the picture has improved dramatically in the last few hours.
Since we were here at noon, the Roanoke river has crested, and the water level has fallen... and the threat of severe flooding has apparently passed.
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5-Nat'l-Flooding


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The same storm is causing trouble from Mississippi to Quebec.
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At least six people are dead from flooding- four bodies were found in Northeast Tennessee.
One rescue worker was dragged under in swift current but he survived even though his safety line snapped.
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People in Greensboro, Georgia are cleaning up from wind storms that ripped off roofs and blew out windows.
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In parts of the Northeast and Canada, the problem is ice.
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The ice storm left downed trees and power lines- More than 200 thousand are now without electricity.
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The case of the Virginia Tech official who sued the college newspaper over an unflattering job title prompted some interesting discussion today in Virginia's Supreme Court.
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Coming up on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- the Grand Old Lady has some flaws- prompting a lawsuit.
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Those mall walkers may be right-- research shows daily walks reduces the death rate in elderly men--we have a report tonight on Health Check. 2-SHOT
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Did you know the Town of Vinton has its own museum?
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We'll take a look at its history when we come back. cc sponsor
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Unabomber suspect Theodore Kaczynski tried to kill himself this morning. Authorities report the unabomber suspect tried to hang himself in his jail cell this morning, using his underwear.
Today in court--
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Kaczynski agreed to psychological testing to prove he's competent to be his own lawyer.
Kaczynski vehemently opposes his lawyers efforts to use a mental illness as a defense.
The judge has ordered both sides to come up with a list of Sacramento area psychiatrists to examine Kaczynski.
The testing could delay the trial for weeks.
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Virginia Tech administrator Sharon Yeagle was so offended by the school newspaper she's taken her lawsuit against it to the Virginia Supreme Court.
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She may NOT have counted on the extra attention the lawsuit would draw to the offensive phrase itself.
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((JAMES CREEKMORE/COLLEGIATE TIMES' ATTORNEY: THERE IS NO CRIME SPECIFIED CALLED BUTTLICKING -- OF WHICH SOMEONE CAN BE A DIRECTOR. IT'S SIMPLY TOO FIGURATIVE AND FANCIFUL. APPELLATE TRIES TO DISTINGUISH THE CASE OF SAGAN V. APPLE COMPUTER, WHICH IS A CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA CASE FROM 1994, IN WHICH COMPUTER MANUFACTURERS IN CERTAIN LITERATURE REFER TO CARL SAGAN, A NOTED ASTRONOMER, AS A BUTTHEAD ASTRONOMER. NOW GRANTED, I DON'T KNOW ANYMORE WHAT BUTTHEAD MEANS THAN DIRECTOR OF BUTTLICKING MEANS.))
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The Collegiate Times apologized the day after the erroneous title ran in April 1996.
Yeagle's asking the Supreme Court to reinstate her 850-thousand dollar lawsuit.
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5-Hotel-Roanoke


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Something looks like it's not quite right at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center.
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In November, hotel staff noticed the conference center's walls had started to buckle.
The hotel says it's not serious damage -- it just looks bad.
Bad enough for hotel management to sue the building's contractors for almost eight-million dollars.
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The lawsuit says bad soil in the building's foundation is causing the damage.
J-M Turner-- A Roanoke contracting firm named in the suit said hotel lawyers are going after the wrong people.
Jay Turner says an independent company picked the soil used in the hotel's foundation.
The hotel's lawyer said it is possible other defendants will be added to the suit as the case goes forward.
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There's more to Vinton than its popular Dogwood Festival... and you can check out its history.
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5-VINTON


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Exploring the region's history can be time consuming.
But it's the small, localized museums that often have unique insights into some corners of the area.
Patrick Evans has details on the museum run by the Vinton Historical Society.
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VMI is searching for a new athletic director-- Mike has more on Davis Babb's quick departure.
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Tonight on Health Check-- A public citizens' group is demanding the government
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put a ban on unsafe surgical gloves that are causing dangerous allergic reactions.
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5-Latex


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It's estimated that eight percent of health care workers are allergic to latex surgical gloves--
The Public Citizen's Health Research Group is filing a petition with the Food and Drug Administration to ban latex gloves powdered with cornstarch.
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Cornstarch can inflame wounds and promote infections.
The powder-induced adhesions can also produce intestinal obstructions, pelvic pain and infertility.
The F-D-A says it is a serious problem and pledges to quickly minimize the danger.
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Powdered latex gloves, designed to be easier to put on, make up the majority of U-S surgical gloves on the market.
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5-Walking


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A study from the University of Virginia School of Medicine finds a daily stroll can add years to older men's lives.
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Researchers say it's powerful medicine for males in their 60s, 70s and 80s, who walk as little as two miles a day.
The 12 year study looked at causes of death such as heart disease and cancer in 707 men between the ages of 61 and 81...it reduced the mortality rate in men by half.
The study also found that the further they walked the better their health.
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The Honolulu Heart Program assisted in the study-- the research is published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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A flash flood warning turned into a local state of emergency in Rockbridge County today--evacuating several people from their homes.
In the aftermath of floods--public health officials warn about waterborne illness.
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Symptoms range from fever to gastro-intestinal symptoms like stomach aches caused by typhoid, infectious hepatitis, dysentery, cholera and other diseases.
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There are safety precautions you can take:
For private wells--flush out contaminated flood water--disinfect the casing of wells and reflush well systems before allowing the water to be used for household purposes.
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They weren't even expecting to win, but the Liberty Flames burned the Virginia Cavaliers last night.
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Plus a surprise at VMI-- as its athletic director quits-- here's Mike.

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The two minute ticker is loaded with local news tonight and we begin down on the post at
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VMI, where the school unexpectedly lost its athletic director today.
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Davis Babb, the popular, efficient and likeable administrator tendered his resignation today making it effective immediatly.
Babb has been at VMI for 13 years, and he has held the AD position since 1991.
His departure has nothing to do with controversy or scandal, but more to do with fatigue and the need for a change.
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Mike Bozeman, the current head track and cross country coach at VMI takes over as athletic director on an interim basis.
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Speaking of interim - Liberty University interim head hoop coach Randy Dunton was the man last night as his senior guard Larry Jackson stroked this jumper in closing seconds to seal the Flames amazing 69-to-64 win over UVa.
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Much more on the LU shocker coming up for you tonight at six.
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So Far this season the, "Can-Do" man for the Roanoke Express has been rookie Kris Cantu.
The right-winger has been selected to play in the upcoming ECHL All-Star game.
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Cantu leads the team in scoring with 19 goals and 12 assists for 31 points.
And to date, the rookie has two hat-tricks.
The all-star assignment comes as an early birthday present for the Michigan native who turns 22 next Monday.
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The all star game is set for January 20th.
Cantu is the second first year Roanoke player to be honored as an all-star.
Tim Christian was selected as a rookie, as well, in 1996.
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This is big weekend for the Express as the team has two games on tap at the Roundhouse. On Friday night Roanoke hosts the Raleigh Icecaps in a 7:30 faceoff.
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Then on Saturday night, the Northeast division leading Richmond Renegades skate into town for a key game.
Roanoke is currently in third place, five points behind the first place Renegades.
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More on the Express and their current state as they attempt to rebound from their rough road swing coming up tonight at six.
Have a great night everybody. take a break

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It was 20 years ago that Debby Boone hit the music charts-
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Now Boone is writing about another light- nightlights.
It's her latest children's book- illustrated by her husband.
Her first book was snow angel- to help children dream.
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Boone says she bounced ideas off her four children and that helps her write her books.
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ANCHOR=Jean


That's it for us on NEWS-7 at Five--
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Thanks for watching, goodnight. ANCHOR=Jean