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Next on News 7 at Five-
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A homemade pipe bomb is discovered in Roanoke's main post office.
Work goes on to protect area tobacco growers.
And take a look at this- these are birds in the Netherlands.
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Wx-Heads
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Unsettled weather for the next few days with a few flurries tomorrow and maybe more snow by Monday.

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Tonight on Health Check--
The FDA is examining a key ingredient in cough syrups and tablets.
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Plus-- American Red Cross officials say the blood supply in Southwest Virginia is at an all-time low.
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((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D- VINTON: ))
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The House of Delegates burns the midnight oil to reach an agreement giving Republicans equal representation in all but one of its 21 committees.
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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
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One day before Virginia swears in her 68th governor, all is right with the world at the State Capitol.
The historic power-sharing arrangement reached late last night in the House of Delegates makes Virginia the first state in the nation with such bi-partisanship in both houses of its legislature.
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Ellen Qualls is at the State Capitol with the latest.
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Jean, it's the second time in two years that a Southwest Virginian forced bi-partisanship in this General Assembly.
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Senator Bo Trumbo of Fincastle pushed the Senate to power share two years ago.
Independent Delegate Lacey Putney of Bedford did it yesterday -- joining the Republican Caucus.
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So today, when three new Republicans were sworn in, Putney made their negotiating strength 50.
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((DEL. TOM MOSS/D-NORFOLK: BASED UPON WHAT HAPPENED YESTERDAY AFTERNOON, I LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU AND ALL THE MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE UNDER THE NEW ARRANGEMENT. SO WE'RE DELIGHTED TO HAVE YOU HERE. ALL THREE OF YOU. THANK YOU HERE.))
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But it was in the dark of night, before the Republicans actually had the votes, that the Democrats offered up alternating committee chairmanships, equal seating on those committees, and with it all the end to their century of dominance of state government.
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((GOV.-ELECT JIM GILMORE: THERE WILL BE A GREAT DEAL OF WISDOM THAT CAN BE SHARED BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN THE AISLES. A GREAT DEAL OF LEADERSHIP.))
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Also today, nine Senators, Democrat and Republican, stood to offer praise to Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer on his final day presiding over the office he's held for eight years.
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Beyer called it the most important work he's ever done.
He'd, of course, like to be where Jim Gilmore's standing tomorrow at noon.

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A homemade pipe bomb was found late Tuesday night in the main Roanoke post office.
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State Police and A-T-F agents were called in to defuse the bomb at the Rutherford Avenue office.
Postal authorities suspect the explosive was picked up from a blue collection box somewhere in Southwest Virginia.
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((KEVIN BOYLE/U.S. POSTAL INSPECTOR: THIS ITEM I SHOULD EMPHASIZE WAS NOT A MAILED DEVICE. THIS WAS ACTUALLY, WE SPECULATE CAME IN WITH OTHER COLLECTION MAIL. IT HAD NO POSTAGE, IT WAS NOT ADDRESSED TO ANYONE SPECIFICALLY.))
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The Postal Service doesn't know who sent the bomb--
Boyle says an employee noticed the device on a conveyor belt among other packages.
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The postal service usually offers a 50-thousand dollar reward for information regarding the mailing OF explosive devices.

5-Salem-Gun


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A loaded gun was found at a Salem school earlier this week.
Police confiscated the handgun from a seventh- grader at Andrew Lewis Middle School Monday afternoon.
The 13-year old was charged with possessing a firearm on school property.
The male student was suspended for ten days and released to his parents.
School administrators are recommending he be expelled.

5-Ice


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It's adding insult to injury in the Northeast-
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Another blast of winter weather-
Connecticut is bearing the brunt of the latest ice storm.
Some 86-thousand homes and businesses are without power.
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This is the scene in Worcester, Massachusetts.
It's slow going on the daily commute.
And quite a mess downtown.
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Maine was also hit hard- picking up as much eight inches of snow in the aftermath of last week's devastating ice storm.
The plows are out- trying to clear the roads- where utility crews are still hard at work.
As of noon today more than 60 thousand are still without power in Maine.
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Still ahead on News-7 at Five, Senator Chuck Robb unveils a plan to help local communities that depend on tobacco.
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And more firepower moves toward the Persian gulf.
while weapons inspectors are moving out.
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New research may have found a way to alleviate jet-lag...that's coming up on health check. 2-SHOT
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In the 2-minute ticker, both Virginia and Virginia Tech lose on the hardwood.
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It's all ahead. Stay with us. cc sponsor
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More firepower is heading to the Persian Gulf.
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The British are sending an aircraft carrier and a smaller warship to join the U-S fleet putting pressure on Iraq. British officials say Saddam Hussein only responds to diplomacy if it's backed by military strength.
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Meanwhile American Scott Ritter left Iraq today- after being denied access to weapons sites- but he vowed to return.
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((SCOTT RITTER: THE DEPARTURE OF THIS TEAM IN NO WAY REFLECTS A CHANGE IN UNCOM'S DETERMINATION TO CONDUCT INSPECTIONS.))
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Baghdad has barred Ritter's team from carrying out searches of Iraqi sites since Tuesday.
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5-Spangler


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Felony charges against Roy Jason Bowles should be dismissed because the Giles County Commonwealth's Attorney failed to extradite Bowles from West Virginia in a timely manner.
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That's the argument filed today by Bowles defense attorney, who's claiming that breaking and entering charges, as well as grand larceny charges, against his client should be dismissed.
The offenses allegedly occured in February of last year.
In court today prosecutor Garland Spangler argued the 180 day limit to extradite starts at the time of arrest, which was November.
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The judge will issue a ruling next month.

5-Domaleski


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A body found on a Delaware beach is that of a Lynchburg man.
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Medical examiners confirmed that they found the body of 22-year old Mark Domaleski.
His death has been ruled accidental.
Domaleski was working with AmeriCorps, the domestic version of the Peace Corps, when he disappeared on November 29th.
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5-Robb-Tobacco


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Senator Chuck Robb wants to protect Southside tobacco farmers with federal legislation.
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Robb met with tobacco growers and producers in Danville today.
He's suggesting the privatization of the tobacco industry and the elimination of the current quota system.
His proposal sets up a multi-million dollar aid program for communities dependent on tobacco production- to aid them in the wake of the tobacco settlement.
That money would come from the hefty penalties levied against cigarette companies.
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((SEN. CHARLES ROBB/VIRGINIA: THE PLAN, BECAUSE WE'RE TALKING ABOUT A CONTRIBUTION TO A FUND THAT WOULD BE AVAILABLE TO COMMUNITIES THAT WOULD BE ADVERSELY IMPACTED, THOSE DOLLARS HAVE TO COME FROM SOME PLACE AND THEY COME FROM THE OVERALL SETTLEMENT.))
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Robb says he'll introduce his proposal when Congress reconvenes January 27th.
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5-Glenn


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It's official. John Glenn will become the first senior citizen to go into space.
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Glenn will be 77 when he makes the trip aboard the shuttle Discovery in October.
He'll take part in research on aging.
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((SEN. JOHN GLENN: SO I SEE THIS AS ANOTHER ADVENTURE INTO THE UNKNOWN. I HOPE MY WORK WITH NASA AND THE NATIOAL INSTITURTE OF AGING HERE ON EARTH AND ON THE SPACE SHUTTLE WILL BE A START TO NEW AVENUE TO LEARN ABOUT THE AGING PROCESS.))
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Glenn was the first American to orbit Earth back in 1962.
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Reading, writing, arithmatic and ART -- all at North Cross high school.
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Art can teach us about life, and where better to learn those lessons than at school? DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Patrick Evans joins us from North Cross High School, where students are getting lessons from a local artist now in residence.
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Still to come, basketball fans get ready to hoop it up at Salem's Crestar Roundball Classic.
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In tonight's health check report--
With winter storms come school cancellations, and slick roads...
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They also send many patients to hospital emergency rooms for injuries and illnesses.
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((DR. MICHAEL RORRER/ROANOKE MEMORIAL E.R.:THIS TIME OF YEAR IS VERY BAD FOR RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS AND FOR FLU SO THAT OUR CENSUS IN THE HOSPITAL ALWAYS GOES UP WITH PNEUMONIAS AND ASSOCIATED CONDITIONS FROM THAT.))
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Here's a look ahead to the top of the hour.
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Financial aid could be the deciding factor on whether a student can get a college education.
That was the case for Roanoke College senior Aaron Stiltner.
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((AARON STILTNER/ROANOKE COLLEGE SENIOR: OTHERWISE, I WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN ABLE TO AFFORD TO COME TO THIS SCHOOL. THIS WAS MY FIRST CHOICE AND THE FEDERAL MONEY HAS MADE IT AFFORDABLE. SO, IT WAS DEFINITELY WORTH THE PAPER WORK. ))
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More from Aaron, and other college students about how they're paying their way through school.
Join us for the second part of our financial aid series in about 40 minutes.

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Every day is busy in a hospital emergency room -- but this time of year, accidents from bad weather conditions and flu outbreaks cause the number of E-R visits to rise.
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Doctors predict an increase in trauma patients over the next several months--
And that 1998 may be busier than usual.
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((DR. MICHAEL RORRER/ER DOCTOR:WE'VE SORT OF GOTTEN A DOUBLE WHAMMY HERE LATELY WE'VE BEEN OVERBURDENED WITH THE FLU AND WITH RESPIRATORY TYPE ILLNESSES AND THE ICE STORM WE SEE A LOT OF TRAUMA ASSOCIATED WITH THAT, THE BIGGEST SINGLE-MOST THING ARE AN INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF FALLS.))
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video--1:28:37
Doctors say head and hip injuries are common now, especially in the elderly.
Bad weather and widespread flu cases are also causing a shortage in the nation's blood supply. video--1:50:34 Blood donations generally drop just after the holidays, but it's especially bad this year.
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((JO SCHULTZ/TRANSFUSION SERVICE SUPERVISOR:WE ARE EXPERIENCING A SHORTAGE LIKE WE'VE NEVER EXPERIENCED BEFORE. OUR INVENTORIES ARE BELOW CRITICAL LEVELS AT ALL THE REGIONAL HOSPITALS ESPECIALLY AT THE LOCAL HOSPITALS.))
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The American Red Cross is appealing for blood, especially type --oh-- that's the most common blood type.
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5-Prostate


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The American Cancer Society has a new plan of action for fighting prostate cancer.
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It has issued a national blueprint aimed at African Americans--the highest risk group for prostate cancer.
Black men are two to three times more likely to die of the disease.
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((DR. DAVID DEMBINSKI/SWOPE PARKWAY HEALTH CENTER:MOREOVER IF YOU LOOK AT PATIENTS WITH THE SAME STAGE OF DISEASE THE MORTALITY RATE IS CONSIDERABLY HIGHER AMONG AFRICAN AMERICANS THAN IT IS IN MOST OF THE GENERAL POPULATION.))
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Scientists can't explain the racial disparity, although theories range from genetics to health care access and distrust of the mostly white medical establishment.
Doctors say early detection is still the best defense against the disease.
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5-Pregnant-Colds


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If you're pregnant you may want to avoid some cough syrups and cold tablets.
According to a new study, researchers found a key ingredient
(dex-troh-meh-THOR'-fan) causes severe defects in chicken embryos.


Products containing the substance include Robitussin, Nyquil and Tylenol Cold.

5-Jet-Lag


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It's been used to treat jaundice in newborns
Now it's being tested for sleep disorders.
It may seem like science fiction... but light therapy is actually being used to change internal body clocks.
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The journal Science reports devices called billy-blankets could be used to reset body clocks and treat symptoms such as jet lag.
It works when a person puts the billy-blanket on a body part for about three hours.
The absorbed light signals the brain to adjust it's clock.
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A big high school basketball tournament is headed to Salem this weekend
ANCHOR=Tonya


Steve Mason is here with more on the Crestar Roundball Classic.

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Hello everyone, thanks for joining our two minute sports ticker today.
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Lets get rolling with some hoops. The Virginia tech mens basketball team plays Xavier tomorrow; on the road in a crucial Atlantic 10 West Division showdown.
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Last night; the Hokies fell to the division's number one team in Dayton. Tech trailed 44-27 at the half but did get solid play from freshman guard Jenis Grindstaff. He scored 14 points.
Eddie Lucas was kept in check; registering only 4 points on the night.
Andre Ray converts this nice pass with the peanut butter and jam; but
Dayton coach Oliver Purnell; once the coach at Radford University, drops the Hokies to 6 and 7 with the 80-65 win.
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Virginia lost to georgia tech 83-65 in Charlottesville. Except for the games first basket; the Cavs trailed the entire game. Norman Nolan led UVa with a double dip; 19 points and 10 rebounds. UVa is now 1 and 3 in the ACC.
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WIPE TO PINNACLE BOARD!!!!! @PAGE1--
Basketball fever gets even hotter this weekend on your Hometown Station. Tomorrow, the North Carolina Tarheels play Appalachian State at 4 on WDBJ Then on Sunday; North Carolina State battles Virginia at 1:30 followed by the Florida State/Georgia tech contest at 4.
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S5-Crestar


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Roanoke Valley basketball fans will be hooping it up at the Salem Civic Center this weekend.
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Organizers of the 10th annual Crestar Roundball Classic say this is the best basketball in the region.
College recruiters will be among the spectators to catch a look at the high profile players.
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((WOODY DEANS/TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR: WE WANT TO BRING GOOD BASKETBALL INTO THE ROANOKE VALLEY. WE WANT TO BRING IN TEAMS AREA FANS WANT TO COME SEE, OUTSTANDING TEAMS. WE DON'T BRING IN TEAMS THE ROANOKE TEAMS CAN AUTOMATICALLY BEAT. WE TRY TO GET THE BEST TEAMS POSSIBLE FROM THIS SIDE OF THE COUNTRY.))
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The action starts tomorrow at 3 with William Fleming taking on Providence Day.
Salem verses Lee of Staunton is next followed by @PAGE2-- Patrick Henry facing Liberty.
And the action wraps up with Northside against North Carolina's Chapel Hill.
All four games are at the Salem Civic Center.
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coming up at 6, Mike Stevens concludes the week's NASCAR media tour coverage with the latest on the Ford Taurus; see ya at 6.

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Sometimes we show you video just because it's interesting.
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SUPER=03-The Netherlands;


That's the case with this story.
This is not a scene from a movie- this is real life.
These are starlings-
Millions and millions of them- creating astonishing figures as they fly in the Netherlands.
The birds fly in some amazing formations- with the windmills of the Netherlands in the background.
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Bye
ANCHOR=Jean


That does it for News-7 at Five.
As Virginia prepares to inaugurate its 68-th governor, tune to News-7 Saturday Morning.
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Dissolve to Pinnacle
Ellen Qualls will have live reports from Richmond on the preparations.
We'll have lots of other good stuff too.
That's News-7 Saturday Morning tomorrow at eight.
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Thanks for watching. Have a good weekend. ANCHOR=Jean