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It's sounds like a great job- but this ad apparenty DOESN'T DELIVER.
And a Canadian snowboarder gets his Gold medal back. We'll tell you why.
A return to a more normal pattern from a temperature standpoint. Looks breezy and cool into the weekend.
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Tonight on health check --
Are men and women created equal?--
science discovers another differnce in our anatomy.
and the first ever cyber baby is born.
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[IN Q=if you]
((BILLY MARTIN/POSTMASTER:IF YOU SEE SOMETHING THAT SOUNDS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, MOST OF THE TIME IT IS.))
The Post Office says don't believe everything you read in the newspaper.
Some companies are offering jobs they can't deliver.
[GRAPHIC=us postal service]
The Postal Service and the Federal Trade Commission are joining forces to fight job fraud.
A number of companies across the country say they'll help you get jobs at the Post Office.
But they're doing it without the Postal Service's permission.
[Double Boxes=Jean and Scott/Newsroom]
Scott Goldberg has been following this story.
Scott, this is a nationwide problem.
Are we seeing it here in Roanoke?
We sure are Jean.
Every week the Roanoke Postmaster fields about 30 angry phone calls...
Calls from job hunters who read classified ads promising employment at the Post Office.
Some folks even pay for help finding a job.
The problem is, the companies placing those ads don't have anything to do with the Post Office.
(Rollcue: the Post Office)
[SUPER=01-Billy Martin/Roanoke Postmaster; -- quick!]
[SOT 10:10:32 ]
[IN Q=i couldn't]
((LARRY SKEENS: I COULDN'T SEEM TO GET ANY STRAIGHT ANSWERS. EVERYTHING WAS KIND OF GOING AROUND JONES' BARN, SO TO SPEAK. ))
[OUT Q=SO TO SPEAK]
Larry Skeens said he got the runaround when he called an 800-number he saw in the classified ads.
He's a full-time Grandfather who was looking to earn some extra money.
[IN Q=looking for a]
((LARRY SKEENS: LOOKING FOR A JOB THAT HAS SOME DECENT BENEFITS, GOOD PAY SCALE -- THIS TYPE OF THING. Reporter: So this would have been a great job for you. OH YEAH. ABSOLUTELY. IF IT WERE TRUE. (LAUGHS) ))
Well it wasn't true.
The company Skeens called said if he was willing to pay a fee, the company would help him pass the Post Office's entrance exam.
But the Post Office wasn't hiring, and it never asks job-seekers for money.
[IN Q=you shouldn't]
((BILLY MARTIN/ROANOKE POST OFFICE: YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE TO PAY ANYTHING TO GET A JOB AT THE POST OFFICE. NO.))
[Live= Scott Full/Newsroom]
The man we talked to, Mr. Skeens stopped short of sending away any money.
He got suspicious and called the Post Office.
[Double Boxes=Jean and Scott/Newsroom]
Tonight the Postmaster said if you're looking for a job, call him not an 800-number.
And if you think you've been had by one of these companies, report the fraud to the Post Office.
Trial is postponed for one of two suspects charged with burning and beheading a black man in Grayson County.
[SUPER=03-Grayson Co./January 29;]
Emmett Cressell, Junior was scheduled for trial next week in the death of Garnett "G-P" Johnson.
Authorities say the former Marine was doused with gasoline, burned alive and later decapitated.
A judge postponed the trial to give the state crime lab more time to analyze evidence.
Cressell's attorney says authorities waited until this week to collect hair and fingerprints from his client.
A second suspect is charged with capital murder.
An April court date was set for Louis (Lew-EE) Ceparano.
An expert witness for the defense refuted the government's arson evidence in the "crime family" trial of Joe Abbott today.
Patrick McGinley says he's seen more than 100 fires involving molotov cocktails, and he says the evidence just isn't there in this case.
[SUPER=03-January 13, 1995]
Though he first saw the scene of the fire this week, McGinley says the fire started inside a wall behind the coke machine- -possibly ignited by a faulty electrical socket.
McGinley was critical of A-T-F agents because they were unable to find the Boones Farm wine bottle one witness said he threw through the back window of the store.
McGinley says, "the bottle is always there. It's the most critical piece of evidence."
ABC agents will question the Franklin County man who owns land with a moonshine still on it.
Jody Smith of Rocky Mount owns this land in Burnt Chimney -- where agents raided a high-tech moonshine still earlier this week.
The still was found underground -- in a cellar hidden underneath this garage.
Jody Smith says he rented the garage to James Junior Dillon, known as Dick Dillon, but that he died around Christmas in a car wreck.
Agents say the still stopped producing around the time of Dillon's death, but someone had recently stacked enough grain and sugar to start the operation up again.
Authorities think the bootleggers fled just before the bust.
ABC agents say neighbors often pin moonshine stills on a dead person, so it's impossible to place charges.
James Junior Dillon was charged with bootlegging in 1994, but those charges were dismissed.
Authorities say a next- door- neighbor supplied electricity for the still-- but agents say he is disabled and was not part of the moonshine making.
[(toss to robin)]
Time now to check in with Meterologist Robin Reed.
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Monica Lewinsky's mother finishes her testimony before the grand jury in Washington.
That story is still ahead on News-7 at Five.
And the ups and downs of a Snowboarder. Canadian Ross (Reb-gliati) Rebegliati
gets his medal back.
On Health Check, a new study may have found a reason for mood changes as men and women age.
Mike Stevens has a live report from Daytona as Nascar revs-up for the Daytona 500.
It's all still ahead. Don't go away.
Canada's winning snowboarder has his Gold medal back.
Ross (Reba-gliati) Rebagliati lost his medal after testing positive for marijuana.
But he convinced an appeals panel that the rules don't cover pot.
((THERE WERE NO LEGAL GROUNDS FOR THE ORIGINAL PUNISHMENT AND THAT INDEED THIS ATHLETE SHOULD UNDERGO ABSOLUTELY NO EMBARRASSMENT AND THAT HIS PERFORMANCE SHOULD BE IN NO WAY TARNISHED.))
[OUT Q=in no way tarnished.]
The International Olympic Committee aparently has no agreement with the international ski federation on marijuana use, and thus had no right to strip Rebagliati of his medal.
Russia is against U-S attacks on Iraq-
Russia's defense minister says if the U-S strikes it will hurt military cooperation bewteen Washington and Moscow.
((WILLIAM COHEN/DEFENSE SECRETARY: IT IS EQUALLY APPROPRIATE TO ASK THE QUESITON WHAT IF WE FAIL TO ACT AND ALLOW SADDAM HUSSEN TO CONTINUE TO FLOUT UN RESOLUTIONS AND CONTINUE TO PLAY HIDE AND SEEK WITH INSPECTORS.))
[SUPER=01-William Cohen/Defense Secretary;]
[OUT Q=with inspectors.]
But Russain officials accuse the United States of being uncompromising.
Monica Lewinsky is headed back to the East Coast.
The former White House intern is returning to Washington DC to comfort her mother.
Marcia Lewis looked shaken and worn after two days of testimony before a grand jury.
She underwent questioning about the alleged sexual relationship between her daughter and President Bill Clinton.
A retired Secret Service Agent also answered questions.
Lewis Fox refused to say what he told prosecutors.
Some reports say he escorted Lewinsky into the Oval office for a private meeting with the president in 1995.
The latest abortion debate in Virginia is almost over.
The Senate Education and Health committee voted 11 to 4 to ban so-called partial birth abortions.
[SOT tape one 11:12:04]
[IN Q=If you ]
((SEN. STEVE NEWMAN: IF YOU CAN IMAGINE THIS, WHILE THAT DOCTOR HOLDS IN ONE HAND THE WARM, CONFUSED, DEFENSELESS, MOSTLY BORN YOUNG CHILD....YOUNG CHILD'S STILL FRAGILE SKULL.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Steve Newman/(R) Lynchburg;]
[OUT Q=fragile skull.]
It's the first time the bill's gotten out of the Senate committee in three years of trying.
One difference: the support this year of Portsmouth Senator Louise Lucas, who is otherwise an abortion rights advocate.
Kim Koster unsuccessfully fought the bill.
She had an evacuation and dilation on a 19 week old fetus with no brain.
[SOT tape one 11:29:10]
[IN Q=Proponents of]
((PROPONENTS OF THE BILL TELL YOU IT TARGETS ONLY ONE PROCEDURE... IN EVERY INSTANCE THEY ARE WRONG.))
[SUPER=01-Kim Koster/Abortion Recipient;]
[OUT Q=are wrong.]
A House committee is still considering the bill at this hour.
The blues are coming to Hollins College and Patrick Evans has them.
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The starting order for the Daytona 500 is set.
Mike Stevens will fill us in in just a moment.
On health check --
Just when you thought you'd seen it all.
The first ever live birth is shown over the internet.
The high technology was the next best thing to being there.
[IN Q=We had]
((BRAD PARK/NEW FATHER:WE HAD 22 PASSWORDS OUT THERE OUR DOCTOR EVEN HAD ONE IN CASE HE WAS OUT OF TOWN SO HE COULD SEE. ))
[OUT Q=could see.]
Good afternoon I'm Keith Humphry--
Tonight on News 7 at six,
we'll continue our report on contemporary dating trends.
Perhaps the trendiest way to hook up with potential dating partners is on- line.
Krin Collins has met men from all over the world on the Internet.
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[IN Q=This is a friend]
((KRIN COLLINS: THIS IS A FRIEND OF MINE THAT I'VE BEEN TALKING TO FOR A YEAR AND A HALF ON THE INTER- RELAY CHAT, AND HE LIVES IN LONDON, ENGLAND AND HAS BEEN ASKING ME TO SEE HIM. THIS IS MY FRIEND THAT LIVES IN VERMONT. HE'S A PHOTOGRAPHER... ))
[OUT Q=he's a photographer...]
But Collins' biggest Internet romance was a man she travelled all the way to New Zealand to meet.
We'll have her story, plus some safety advice to keep in mind while you're surfing the Net.
[Double Boxes=Jean and Keith/Newsroom]
That's part two of Kimberly McBroom's series, "In Search Of..."
Hope you can join us for that, Jean.
"Saffire", a group billed as "Uppity Blues Women" are about to release a new CD, and are also in town for a performance at Hollins College.
[DOUBLE BOX JEAN and PATRICK/Microwave]
Arts & Entertainment man Patrick Evans has tracked down these Blues Women, and has more on the concert this evening.
[DOUBLE BOX PATRICK and ROBIN/Microwave]
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It seems like everything is on the internet these days, even childbirth.
That's what a California couple did to give friends and family members who could not be there the chance to share the experience.
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Karen and Brad Park are the first to ever show live step by step pictures of their daughter's birth on the internet.
Twenty-two people watched as Shelby Irene Park made her debut.
74-year-old Althea Burk was one of those watching as the newest member of her family was born.
[IN Q=Was exciting]
((Was exciting to think that somebody would be brave enough to allow it.))
[SUPER=01-Althea Burk/Family Member; 10:35:32]
[OUT Q=allow it]
[*****Tonya On Cart*****]
Karen Parks agreed to do the project with one condition-- that the pictures only from the waist-up.
During delivery, the pictures were taken by a small camera and sent to a special Internet sight where family and friends around the world could look in.
Since there was no audio of the event, cue cards were used to show onlookers what was happening.
[IN Q=Epideral in]
((Epideral in at 10:35, the contractions are two to three minutes apart))
[OUT Q= minutes apart]
[butt butt butt]
[IN Technology wise]
((Technology wise, it's basically just a computer, a small camera, and then some software that goes in the middle of it and then, of course, a web site to send the pictures up to))
[SUPER=01-Brad Park/Father; 10:36:36]
[SUPER=01-Eric Harvey/KidCams Owner; 10:36:23]
[OUT Q=up to]
A company called KidCams helped the Parks set up the site.
A new argument in the battle of the sexes--
Researchers say the male human brain shrinks faster with age than the female brain.
Doctors at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit say that's why men may experience more mood changes and other side effects as they age.
The down-side for women-- while they experience less brain shrinkage, they're more prone to alzheimer's disease.
A new drug to treat sex offenders may be on the way.
Researchers say monthly injections of the drug triptorelin can dramatically cool a man's libido.
The New England Journal of Medicine reports that the drug can dramatically lower levels of testosterone and virtually eliminate sexual desire.
More than 125 thousand fans took the day off from work today to enjoy some racing in Daytona.
That's where we find Mike Stevens with our report on the Gatorade Twin 125's.
((Rollcue: While Chevrolets were the big winner, you'd never know it by looking at Rick Mast.))
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[SUPER=01-Rick Mast/Remington Ford Driver; :36]
[SUPER=01-Sterling Marlin/First Gatorade 125 Winner; 1:23]
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[SUPER=01-Dale Earnhardt/Second Gatorade 125 Winner; 2:06]
[SUPER=01-Michael Waltrip/Finished 2nd; 2:14]
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[LIVE=Mike Full ]
MIKE tosses to the break
Students at one Montgomery County high school are getting a history lesson-- one textbooks can't provide.
Ten exchange students from Moscow are sharing their culture with students at Auburn High School in Riner.
The teens arrived in Virginia in late January.
Their experiences haven't been limited to the classroom.
They've also toured Richmond and Williamsburg-- as well as taken in a couple of college basketball games.
Two of the students' teachers from Moscow are also along on the trip.
((OLGA OPESHANSKY/MOSCOW TEACHER:PEOPLE ARE THE SAME EVERYWHERE, AND TEENAGERS ARE TEENAGERS EVERYWHERE, IT DOESN'T MATTER WHERE THEY LIVE STILL THEY HAVE THE SAME PROBLEMS, THE SAME INTERESTS AND SO ON AND SO FORTH. ))
[SUPER=01-Olga Opeshansky/Moscow Teacher; :00]
[OUT Q=so forth.]
The exchange program was coordinated by the National Association of Secondary school principals.