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Up next on News 7 at Six, a dog with a nose for drugs makes a marijuana bust.
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And the number if AIDS cases is rising in parts of Southwest Virginia... We'll show you what health educators are doing.

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In sports, A wild finish in the Busch Race at Rockingham, Virginia breaks an 8 game losing streak.
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And the first round of the Men's ODAc tournament opened at the Salem Civic Center this afternoon.
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We finally get rid of the clouds overnight-- so you'll see the sun for the first half of your Sunday.
But, then tomorrow night, another heavy rainstorm rolls in. [open]
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One person died after being hit by a car in Amherst County last night.
The accident happened about 6:30 p-m near the intersection of Routes 29 and 7-61.
Police say a vehicle hit 56-year-old Jerry M. Reid as he walked along the side of Route 29.
Reid was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the vehicle has not been charged and the accident is still under investigation.

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A Pulaski Police dog sniffed-out more than five pounds of marijuana bound for a Roanoke Post Office this week.
The hemp was packaged and addressed to 29-year old Kenneth Preston Johnson of Roanoke.
Police arrested Johnson and charged him with possession of a controlled substance.


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U-P-S is now carrying more on some of its flights than just packages.
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[use file tape 97-78, UPS; 97-60, E-UPS]
The cargo delivery giant now has passenger flights to vacation destinations.
It's using the same jets used to transport overnight packages.
Flights to Cancun aboard U-P-S Airlines fly out of Dulles International Airport, and the Richmond and Norfolk airports.
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The number of new AIDS cases in Virginia and deaths from the virus are on their way down except in parts of Southwest Virginia.
Here, the rate of H-I-V infection has remained at about the same level and in some rural areas it's on the rise.
Kelly Zuber reports on this week's Eye on Virginia.
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((CAROL WEBB/AIDS COUNCIL OF WESTERN VIRGINIA: THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS SAFE SEX, OK. WHEN YOU ALL DECIDE TO MAKE CHOICES IN YOUR LIFE ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO DO WITH YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER, YOUR PARTNER, YOU REALLY NEED TO THINK ABOUT IF YOU DON'T HAVE SEX YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT HIV, AIDS AND ALL THESE STD'S.)) [RUNS:22]
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These 7th graders in Botetourt County are hearing tough talk about sexually transmitted diseases.
Most of them are 13, born just after AIDS became a household word in America.
But despite growing up with the knowledge of the disease, they are at risk of becoming part of it.
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((CAROL WEBB: IN THE WAY OF NEW HIV AND AIDS CASES, WE'RE JUST STARTING TO SEE SOME OF THE ADOLESCENT CASES THAT SOME OF THE LARGER CITIES WERE SEEING A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO AND WE ARE JUST NOW GETTING YOUNGER KIDS. KIDS THAT ARE STILL IN HIGH SCHOOL ARE TESTING POSITIVE.)) [RUNS:18]
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((DONNA FIREBAUGH/HEALTH EDUCATOR: HOW LONG DO YOU THINK I'VE HAD HIV? - CHILDREN GUESS- WHO SAID NINE?)) [RUNS:12]
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The middle school students also had a chance to meet Donna, mother of two who contracted HIV through unprotected heterosexual sex.
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((DONNA FIREBAUGH: TWO WEEKS LATER I WENT TO THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT. I HAD POLKA DOT FEET, SYPHILIS. I GOT RID OF THAT BUT HEY DONNA, YOU ALSO HAVE HIV. )) [RUNS12]
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New drugs and drug combinations are successfully extending the lives of people with HIV.
They have kept many patients like Donna from developing AIDS and have dropped the death rate significantly.
But these new drugs are not a cure.
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((DONNA FIREBAUGH: NOBODY DESERVES IT. I DIDN'T WANT IT. I DIDN'T THINK I'D GET IT. I DON'T WANT IT NOW. BUT THERE'S NOTHING I CAN DO ABOUT IT. I HAVE TO WAKE UP EVERY DAY, JUST LIKE YOU ALL AND GET OUT AND GO, JUST GO.)) [RUNS19]
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At agencies that help people with HIV and AIDS get medical supplies, food and housing, there is a concern that the public is putting the issue on the back burner.
Keith Hall runs BRASS, Blue Ridge AIDS Support Services, an agency that helps patients all over southwest Virginia pay for rent and utilities through a federal grant.
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((KEITH HALL/BRASS: AS PERHAPS, PEOPLE IN WASHINGTON ARE LULLED INTO COMPLACENCY THAT, HEY, THIS ISN'T THE BIG, UGLY MONSTER THAT IT WAS TEN YEARS AGO THEY MIGHT SEE FIT TO CUT OUR FUNDING EVEN FURTHER. )) [RUNS:16]
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Hall says HIV in our area is no longer exclusively a gay man's disease.
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((KEITH HALL: THE MAJORITY OF OUR PEOPLE NOW ARE WOMEN AND CHILDREN AND NOT GAY WOMEN AND CERTAINLY NOT GAY CHILDREN. IT IS ACROSS THE ENTIRE SPECTRUM OF THE POPULACE.)) [RUNS:10]
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Part of the education process for the middle school students this week was not just to learn how to avoid HIV infection, but also to learn how to live in a world with people who have the disease.

Kelly Zuber, News 7.))[Tease1]


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Straight ahead on News 7 at Six, we'll take a look at some people in the Valley who are building a place to call home--
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with the help of Habitat for Humanity.
The group is in the middle of a three-year project to build 30 more homes for those in need.
We'll have more on that story when the news continues.
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You may be able to buy car insurance on the web in just a few months, and you still have time to join a nation-wide bird watching event.
More in this week's Webwatch.
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In an on-line first, Travelers insurance will sell auto policies directly to comsumers on line. Available at Intuits Insuremarket site, users can get quotes and actually buy a policy that takes effect at midnight the following buisiness day.
The down-side, it's only available to users in Alabama right now, but Travelers says it will offer the option in all 50 states by the end of the year.

Bird watchers will want to get in on this...Cornell University is holding a weekend backyard bird-count. People across the country are watching their feeders, and sending in the results with an on-line survey form.
Here are the results of the Red Bellied Woodpecker count so far. Cornell is trying to learn how the bird population is changing in North America.

The University of North Carolina is documenting the American South through it's literature.
This site includes Narratives on Slavery, and Diaries and Memoirs of 19th century Southerners.
New features include a digitized library of Southern literature, and a collection of first person narratives is on the way.

This last site might be dedicated to Oprah Winfrey... The author says she's discovered subtle audio clues that diferentiate between healthy cows...
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And those with Mad Cow Disease.
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For links to all these sites, visit the WebWatch page on the WDBJ website, at WDBJ7-dot-com. ))

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With the help of some local sponsors, Habitat for Humanity today dedicated three more homes to residents in the Roanoke Valley.
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Several of the new tenants' neighbors were on hand to welcome the newcomers.
Rose Mary Kamara (KU-MAH-RA) was one of the three recipients who helped build her own home.
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((ROSE MARY KAMARA/NEW HOMEOWNER; FROM THE FOUNDATION UP. AFTER THE FOUNDATION, THE FLOORS THE WALLS, EVERYTHING. IT WAS WONDERFUL BEING ABLE TO JUST PUT YOUR HANDS ON SOMETHING YOU ARE BUILDING FOR YOURSELF. IT FEELS REALLY GOOD.))
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Today's dedication makes a total of 74 homes Habitat has dedicated in the Valley since it began the program.
And, officials say there's more on the way.
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((AMY MOORE/HABITAT FOR HUMANITY; AS PART OF THIS DEVELOPMENT, WE'RE GOING TO BUILD 30- HOUSES. WE'VE ALREADY COMPLETED NINE. IN THE SPRING WE'RE GOING TO START THE FIRST SEVEN OF A TOTAL OF TWELVE THIS YEAR. SO PROBABLY AROUND APRIL 15TH, WE'LL PROBABLY START CONSTRUCTION ON THE FIRST SEVEN.))
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It will take about three years to complete that project.
Habitat for Humanity is also looking at another tract of land to build an additional 24- homes in the near future.
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The Center in the Square today hosted its ninth annual Science Spectacular in a day-long celebration of science and discovery.
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The displays covered various sciences including seismology, the study of earthquakes, and entomology, the study of insects-- to veterinary medicine and computer science.
Organizers say the ever-changing world of science, from the technical end to biology and issues such as cloning, can be intimidating to the average citizen.
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((JENNIFER HOLLINGSWORTH-AUSTIN/CENTER IN THE SQUARE; A LOT OF PEOPLE FEEL LIKE THAT SCIENCE HAS REALLY GOTTEN BEYOND THEIR ABILITY TO UNDERSTAND IT. SO BY DOING EVENTS LIKE THIS WHERE WE HAVE LOCAL RESEARCHERS AND SCIENTISTS COME IN AND SHOW WHAT THEY'RE WORKING ON AND WHAT THEY DO, IT MAKES SCIENCE MUCH MORE ACCESSIBLE FOR EVERYBODY, FOR PEOPLE OF ALL AGES.))
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Among some of the more interesting items at the Spectacular were whale fossils, which were discovered in Richmond and demonstrations of tools, what they were made of and how they worked.
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When the news continues we'll head down to Smith Mountain Lake where people were out taking a swim.
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The chilly temperatures and even colder water didn't stop them from taking the Polar Plunge.
It's a new fundraiser to benefit the Special Olympics.
We'll have the complete story when we return.

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It was a bit chilly for an outdoor swim today, but that didn't keep some people from braving the freezing water temperatures for a worthy cause.
David Johnson explains.
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((There were polar bears at Bernard's Landing at Smith Mountain Lake.
Well, not literally, but there were plenty of people on hand ready to take the Polar Plunge.
Divers took their mark then braved the chill as part of a new fundraiser for the Special Olympics.
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((LAURA ERERA/VA. SPECIAL OLYMPICS; WE HAVE A BUNCH OF CRAZY PEOPLE OUT HERE AND THEY'RE RAISING MONEY FOR VIRGINIA'S SPECIAL OLYMPICS. THIS IS THE FIRST YEAR WE'RE DOING IT IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY AND SO FAR, IT LOOKS LIKE IT WILL BE PRETTY SUCCESSFUL.))
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Several family members and friends were on hand to cheer their polar bears.
Rescue crews and scuba teams were on hand to ensure the safety of everyone.
Participants came from as far away as Gate City and Grundy and ranged from college students to police officers.
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((MYLES JACKSON/ROANOKE CO. POLICE; I FEEL IT'S A WORTHWHILE CAUSE. THE LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMUNITY, WE'VE BEEN SUPPORTING IT FOR A VERY LONG TIME AND THIS IS JUST ANOTHER WAY THAT WE CAN GO AHEAD AND SHOW OUR SUPPORT TO SPECIAL OLYMPICS.))

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Myles was among the many who did whatever they could to prepare themselves before hitting the cold water.
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[STAND-UP/13:08:05] ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; THE THINKING BEFORE TAKING THE PLUNGE WAS THAT THIS WAS FOR A GOOD CAUSE. DESPITE THE 38- DEGREE TEMPERATURE WATER, FEW PEOPLE CHANGED THEIR MINDS AFTERWARDS.))
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((IT'S WORTH IT, IT WAS WORTH IT, YES. WAIT TIL NEXT YEAR. TWENTY DEGREES, THAT'S WHAT WE NEED, TWENTY DEGREES. Laughter.))
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After plunging into the icy waters, swimmers found shelter and warmth in heated tents.
45- participants raised ninety-nine hundred dollars, which will go towards the state's Special Olympics fund.

David Johnson, News 7, Bedford County.))[Sports Tease]


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And coming up, V-M-I wins at home this afternoon highlights from the ODAC tournament at the Salem Civic Center.
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And in Charlottesville, Curtis Staples leads Virginia to an overtime win over Clemson.

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Curtis Staples hit 6 three pointers and finished with 28 points as the Virginia Cavaliers upset Clemson in overtime 78 to 74.
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Jeff Jones watching the action as his Cavaliers trailed early in the first half.
Staples pulls up and hits this three pointer and the Cavaliers trailed by 3 12 to 9.
But the Tigers went on a run Terrell McIntyre pulls up and answers with a three as Clemson led by 10 at the half.
The Cavaliers made a run to open the second half Norman Nolan hits the Baseline jumper and it was a 4 point game.
Staples moved into second place in the all time three point category when he hit this one but the Tigers still led by 5.
Clemson opened the overtime period and took the 71 to 68 lead when Tony Christie hit the three pointer.
But Virginia's Norman Nolan nailed [SUPER=33-Virginia/78/Clemson/74/;]a short jumper from the side and the Cavalier

s held on for the 78 to 74 upset win.

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The Old Dominion Athletic Conference tournament opened at the Salem Civic center this afternoon with Roanoke taking on Emory And Henry in the second game.
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The Maroons were out to take the sting out of the Wasps in the first round.
The Maroons get out on the slow break as Nathan Hungate keeps it and goes in for the score and the foul.
Then Hungate passes the ball to a cutting Dewayne Bullock who double pumps and hits the lay in to keep the Maroons in the lead.
Emory and Henry works id down low to Chris Barbour who muscles his way up for the easy basket.
Roanoke would come back with good ball movement as they get it to Kyle Murphy who's open on the wing and hits the triple.
The Wasps would work it around and [SUPER=33-Roanoke/107/Emory & Henry/97/;]find Patrick Bailey open for a long thr

ee and Roanoke goes on to win the game 107 to 97 to advance to the semi finals.
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In the opener, Hampden-Sydney beat Lynchburg College 66 to 53.[S-Hoops]


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The Keydets of V-M-I received a boost this afternoon as they prepare to head into the Southern Conference Tournament.
This afternoon at Cameron Hall Jason Bell hit 16 and Darrell Faulkner 12 in a 74 to 65 win over East Tennessee.

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Rick Mast had a day to remember at Rockingham yesterday. At noon he announced an ad Campaign promoting Remington's new 22 rifle.
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And later in the day he would cover the field winning the pole for the Goodwrench 400 with a speed of 156 point 361.

Now, Mast and his Remington team must prepare the car for tomorrow race.
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Dale Jarrett had the fastest time in practice but because of engine problems he was last among 49 drivers.
And Jarrett and his team have work to do for the race set up.
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((DALE JARRETT/QUALITY CARE FORD: ))
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Jarrett had some problems today too he qualified 32-nd this afternoon. Robert Pressley led second round qualifying with a speed of 153.890 miles per hour.
Now here's the rest of the field.
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A wild finish at Rockingham in the Busch Goodwrench 200 race this afternoon.
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The race got down to a two car shootout between Tony Stewart and Matt Kenseth. Stewart was the leader on the final lap but Kenseth bumps him coming out of turn four and takes the lead and the checkered flag winning the Goodwrench 200.

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Stewart was second, Mark Martin third, Jeff Burton fourth and Mike McLaughlin fifth.[Wx-Tape]
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There's a new star on the rise in the electronics industry-
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The energy star logo is being used to identify energy-efficient appliances such as TVs and VCRs.
These products can save you money on your electric bill-
and they can help ease your environmental conscience- as they enter the battle against global warming.
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We'll have more on that story plus all the latest news, weather and sports coming up tonight on News 7 at eleven. [TALENT=Eric]