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Next on News 7 at Five-
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Day one of the General Assembly is NOT off to smooth start.
Audio tapes are released from the night TWA flight 800 went down.
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Wx-Heads
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With Winter Storm Warnings now in effect, we expect sleet and freezing rain to cause travel problems later tonight and Thursday.

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On Health Check--
Democrats including the President are trying to pass a bill of rights for patients.
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Plus a new strain of the flu has made its way from down under.
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2 shot
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((SO HELP ME GOD. SO HELP ME GOD. MEMBERS BE SEATED.)) (( ))
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Two separate oaths of office do NOT a united legislature make.
Day one at the 1998 General Assembly is off to a rocky start.
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Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon...
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For the first time in history, Virginia Republicans are one delegate away from sharing power in the House.
So at noon today, when the legislature convened, both sides refused to budge.
double boxes Jean/Ellen


Ellen Qualls is at the State Capitol.
Do we have a Speaker of the House yet?
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We do not, and we may not today Jean.
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Because at this hour, we don't even have a full house.
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Three elections yesterday all went Republican -- but those freshman have NOT been certified by the State Board of Elections and allowed to take their seats.
No problem -- a Republican notary swore them in in their own little ceremony.
Then on the floor -- their names were not called -- they were not counted in the preparations for the vote on the all-powerful Speaker.
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((DEL. JOHN RUST/R-FAIRFAX: WHAT WE DO HERE TODAY-- THIS IS GOING TO SET THE TENOR FOR TWO YEARS. IT'S GOING TO SET THE TENOR WHICH CAN BE VERY DAMAGING TO THIS INSTITUTION, AND WHICH CAN BE VERY DAMAGING TO THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.))
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((DEL. LACEY PUTNEY/I-BEDFORD: I FEEL THAT THE THREE PERSONS WHO WERE ELECTED ON THE 13TH...THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA.))
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Even as the sole independent in the House, Putney's no longer completely impartial -- the GOP's promised him 49 votes for SPeaker if he'll be the 50th.
One Democrat remembers how NO one cared when his special election was not certified for six days.
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((BARNIE DAY: THE CONSTITUTION HAS TO BE FOLLOWED, THE COURTS HAVE TO BE FOLLOWED... I FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH THAT.))
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So the current status is a Republican filibuster that they hope to stretch to Friday, when their three delegates may take their seats...and NO rules or Speaker.
Remember two years ago when Governor Allen had to give the State of the Commonwealth from his office? 2-SHOTJoeD/Ellen
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The indictment of a Giles County supervisor remains somewhat of a mystery tonight.
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Eric Earnhart is in our New River Valley newsroom with an update.
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Jean the special prosecutor in the Case, Floyd County's Gino Williams,
SUPER=@Eric1;
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ordered that the indictments remained sealed until everyone charged was served...
So far one person has NOT been served... Giles County Supervisor Bobby Williams.
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(( Warrants have already been served on people in connection with the alleged taping of a phone conversation about an extra-marital affair.
Derrick Gavin Ratcliffe and Giles County Realtor Kim Lavinder Frazier-- bonded out yesterday but were not available for comment today.
Herman Dent would not talk on camera today, but off camera, he showed us his copy of his indictment...
It says he's charged, not with recording a conversation, but with listening to a recorded conversation and relaying the information to another person.
Dent says he doesn't understand what he did was wrong.
Meanwhile, the final person named in the indictment, Supervisor Bobby Williams is still hospitalized after cutting his wrists in an apparent suicide attempt...
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((LARRY FALLS/GILES COUNTY SHERIFF; THE STATUS ON MR. WILLIAMS IS THAT, HASN'T ANYTHING BEEN ISSUED, HASN'T ANYTHING BEEN SERVED AS FAR AS THE WARRANT, BUT I GUESS WHEN HE'S ABLE THE STATE POLICE INVESTIGATOR WILL CONTACT HIM AND MAKE SERVICE ON THE WARRANTS. ))
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Also a bit of a mystery tonight, where is Bobby Williams?
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The Sheriff's department says he was transfered from Giles Memorial to Montgomery Regional Hospital yesterday... Montgomery Regional says they've never had a patient by that name... Jean?

5-AEP


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As Robin said-- we're under a winter storm warning for significant icing. If you've seen the pictures of the ice in the Northeast, what they're dealing with isn't pretty.
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American Electric Power says you can take a few precautions to protect yourself.
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((TERRY MCMAHAN/AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER: IF YOU HAVE CAMPING EQUIPMENT, CAMPING EQUIPMENT COULD BE USED FOR PREPARATION OF MEALS. SLEEPING BAGS, THINGS OF THAT NATURE COULD BE HELPFUL IF YOU LOST POWER FOR AN EXTENDED AMOUNT OF TIME.))
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It's also a good idea to keep flashlights, radios and batteries handy in case the power goes out.
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A body found in Delaware could be that of a former Lynchburg man-- that story's coming up...
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Opening statements got underway in the case of an alleged crime family accused of setting fires to take control of the convenience store trade in the Roanoke Valley.
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On Health Check-- a study finds you can NOT reverse the effects of second hand smoke. 2-SHOT
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Patrick is striking up the band at Northside High School.
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The marching band is on the way to Governor-elect Gilmore's inauguration. cc sponsor
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5-TWA


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Air traffic control tapes were released from the night TWA flight 800 exploded.
The tapes reveal pilots of other planes radioing the tower-
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((AT MY NINE OCLOCK POSITION WE JUST HAD IT LOOKS LIKE AN EXPLOSION OUT THERE ABOUT FIVE MILES AWAY, SIX MILES AWAY. 14:09:05 TOWER: AN EXPLOSION SIX MILES AT YOUR NINE OCLOCK POSITION. THANK YOU VERY MUCH SIR. CONTACT NY APPROACH 1257.))
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The tower tries to radio TWA Flight 800 with no response- Then a call goes out to other pilots-
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((TOWER: WELL I JUST WANT TO CONFIRM YOU SAW THE SPLASH IN THE WATER APPROXIMATELY 20 SOUTHWEST OF HAMPTON IS THAT RIGHT? PILOT: YES, SIR. IT BLEW UP IN THE AIR AND THEN WE SAW TWO FIRE BALLS GO DOWN IN THE WATER.))
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The Paris bound 747 exploded off Long Island all 230 people aboard died.
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5-Domaleski


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Authorities in Delaware are waiting for a medical examiner to identify a partially decomposed body that washed up on a beach.
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Police won't discuss a possible identity-- but acknowledge the body was found where a former Lynchburg man disappeared November 29th.
Twenty-two year-old Mark Domaleski had been staying at Camp Arrowhead on Rehoboth Bay when he disappeared.
The Coast Guard searched the waters around the camp but could not find anything.
The body was found yesterday morning.
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5-Abed


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The jury got an outline today of the case against the Abed family.
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In his opening statement, the government prosecutor says these are not sophisticated white collar crimes, but "garden variety arsons" that eventually gave rise to increasingly more violent crimes... including robbery and murder.
Seven of the nine defendants are members of the same Arabic family.
The remaining two were business associates of the Abeds.
"This was NOT an organized crime family," said one defense attorney today.
"It's a very DISorganized family.
Some members may have committed crimes," he concedes.
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The first witness will take the stand tomorrow.

5-rutherford


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Charlottesville's Rutherford Institute is claiming victory over President Clinton's lawyers.
They've dropped their efforts against the politically conservative institute
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that's helping finance Paula Jones' legal defense.
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Today the Institute planned to ask a federal judge to open up records of subpoenas issued by Clinton's lawyers.
The subpoenas seek records and testimony about Rutherford's tax-exempt status.
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Jones alleges in her lawsuit that Clinton exposed himself to her in a hotel room in May 1991 when he was governor of Arkansas.
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A Roanoke County High School's marching band is tuning up and heading to the state capital.
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STOCKS BUMP NEXT
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5-NORTHSIDE-


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The Commonwealth inaugurates a new Governor this weekend, and some students will experience the pagentry first-hand. DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Patrick Evans is at Northside High School--
Tonight he tells us how the Marching Vikings will not only attend the festivities, but will participate.
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DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN Forecasts
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A goalie for the Roanoke Express is heading to the big leagues... an employment report in the Two Minute Ticker.
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Next on Health Check--
Doctors say it could cure wrinkles--even
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genetic disorders like muscular dystrophy- by taking dying cells and making them young and healthy again.
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((WOODRING WRIGHT/UT-SOUTHWESTERN CELL BIOLOGIST:IT OPENS UP A TOY CHEST FOR THERAPEUTIC AND MEDICAL AND BIOTECHNICAL APPLICATIONS FOR THINGS THAT WE CAN NOW DO WITH HUMAN CELLS THAT WE WERE NOT ABLE TO DO BEFORE))
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5-Patient-Rights


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President Clinton urged Congress this afternoon to pass a bill this year to protect insured Americans.
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Clinton says it's in the public's best interest to have a patient's bill of rights.
The president points to dramatic changes in America's healthcare system for the need to beef up protection.
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((PRESIDENT CLINTON:EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT THIS IS A PUBLIC INTEREST ISSUE THAT THE PEOPLE WHO ARE IN THESE PLANS CANNOT PROTECT THEIR OWN INTEREST UNLESS THEY BAN TOGETHER AS CITIZENS AND THEIR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES CREATE A FRAMEWORK IN WHICH THEY CAN GET THE HEALTHCARE THEY DESERVE AND THEY'RE PAYING FOR.))
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The president admits the legislation isn't perfect, but it is a step in the right direction.

5-New-Flu


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If you've had a flu shot, and still got the flu you could have suffered from Type A Sydney a new strain from Australia.
The outbreak is causing an emergency at some hospitals throughout the country.
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The Centers for Disease control have issued a report that the second strain of type A influenza has been found in 40-percent of the cases tested.
That means even people who got a flu shot are still vunerable.
The C-D-C reports 15 states including Virginia are reporting widespread cases.
Some states are seeing a late season peak in flu cases.
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((DR. EMILY SENAY/CBS MEDICAL CORRESPONDENT:BY THE END OF FEBRUARY WE USUALLY THINK THE FLU SEASON IS OVER. THIS YEAR IT MIGHT BE A LITTLE DIFFERENT. IT MIGHT GO A LITTLE LONGER THAN NORMAL.))
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Doctors say wash your hands if you come in contact with someone who is sick, drink plenty of fluids, rest up and if you develop symptoms, see your doctor.
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5-smoking-arteries


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The latest smoking research indicates something new and disturbing. A study in today's Journal of the American Medical Association shows that cigarette smoking accerleates harding of the arteries by 50-percent.
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The bigger surprise is the impact of environmental tobacco smoke, also known as second hand smoke.
Researchers measured the walls of the carotid artery of 11-thousand people.
They found that direct or second hand smoke damaged the artery's lining, making it easier for platelets, cholesterol and fat to clog and harden them.
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(( )) ((FROM MY POINT OF VIEW...BE ELIMINATED. ))
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Many states are watching what California is doing--
January First, the state made a bold move by banning smoking in all public places including bars.
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5-Young-Gene


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The fountain of youth may have been discovered in Texas--
Researchers are experimenting with an enzyme that causes human cells to stop the process of aging and cell death.
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Researchers at the University of Texas-Southwestern link age to genetic material that acts like fuel to make cells divide.
When the material...called telomeres (tel-omer-ace) runs low-- cells stop growing and begin aging.
But when researchers add the gene telomerase...they apparently add more fuel...and the cells grow again.
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((WOODRING WRIGHT/UT-SOUTHWESTERN CELL BIOLOGIST:SO A CELL THAT HAS THE ENZYME TELOMERASE DOESN'T LOSE DNA FROM ITS CHROMOSOMES...IT'S CHROMOSOMES DON'T SHORTEN AND THAT CELL DOESN'T AGE))
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***Tonya on cart***
The discovery raises new questions and challenges about the aging process.
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((JERRY SHAY/UT-SOUTHWESTERN CELL BIOLOGIST:IT'S CERTAINLY NOT GONNA EXPLAIN ALL COMPONENTS OF AGING, WHICH IS A VERY COMPLEX SERIES OF DISORDERS...BUT OUR LONG TERM GOAL HAS BEEN TO TRY TO UNDERSTAND THE MOLECULAR MECHANISMS OF AGING))
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UT-Southwestern researchers doubt this discovery will make an 80- year old look 40.
But it may help solve mysteries that cause deadly genetic disease.
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In Sports the Lady Hokies are hoping last night's win is just the beginning of a streak.
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Steve Mason has that and details on an Express Goalie who has a new job.


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Good afternoon everyone, lets begin our midweek ticker on the ice.
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The Express might have won a share of the division lead last night; but in the process; the team lost goalie Daniel Berthiaume.
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The veteran goalie was called up by Roanoke AHL affiliate Saint John today. Bert could start for the Flames tonight against Rochester. Saint John has lost two goalies over the last week. Berthiaume is schedule to play one game for the Flames and then rejoin the Express.
Berthiaume had 35 saves last night in Roanoke's 5-3 win over Wheeling. He is second in the ECHL in goals against with 2.48 a a game.
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On to basketball; where number one ranked G.W. danville topped Patrick Henry 93-67 last night on the Patriots home floor. Charles Stephens had the hot hand in the first half for the Eagles.
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Across town; William Fleming topped E.C. Glass 68-47 in another non district game. Colonel senior William Hankins led his team with 18 points and had some pretty assists as Fleming improves to 8 and 3 on the season.
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and in college basketball; Roanoke fell to Eastern Mennonite in a crucial ODAC game in Salem. Former parry McCluer star Mike McElroy chipped in 11 for the Royals who improve to 4 and 2 in the conference. Roanoke falls to 2 and 3 in the ODAC.
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S5-Tech


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This has been a roller-coaster year for the Lady Hokies, but last night's conference win over LaSalle was definitely a confidence builder.
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The Explorers had dominated Tech in their last four meetings.
But last night the Hokies grabbed an early lead and never looked back.
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((BONNIE HENRICKSON/VA TECH HEAD COACH: DEFENSIVELY WE MADE MADE A STATEMENT. WE TOOK THEM OUT OF THEIR OFFENSIVE SCHEME. THEY COULD BE DANGEROUS IF YOU ALLOW THEM TO RUN THEIR PATTERNS. I THOUGHT LISA WITHERSPOON DID A TREMENDOUS JOB ON THE BALL AND FORCING THEM TO THE SIDE.))
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Former Lord Botetourt star Sarah Hicks was three for three from three point range.
The win brings the Hokies up to 9 and 6 on the year and 3 and 2 in the A-10.
They travel to D.C. to take on George Washington, Saturday.
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coming up at 6, Mike Stevens visits with Dale Jarrett on the NASCAR media tour. See ya in a half hour.

5-Kicker


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Here's a winter safety tip- never pick a snowball fight with a U-S Marine Corps unit
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That's what some motorists did when they were stuck in traffic.
An avalanche closed the road to the ski resort-
So some bored skiiers decided to throw a few snowballs at the marines-
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Of course the marines attacked back- an all out assault began- all in good fun.
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bye
ANCHOR=Jean


That's NEWS-7 at FIVE this Wednesday night.
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And this weekend how'd you like to cook chicken the Patrick Evans way?
The Weekend Diner invades his kitchen on our new morning newscasts:
News-7 Saturday Morning and Sunday Morning-- both hourlong newscasts begin at 8. Check it out...
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Well be back later...goodnight. ANCHOR=Jean