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Next on News 7-
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A decision in the case against Oprah Winfrey.
A judge throws out the charges against Earl Frith.
And this man was charged with murder- but today the charges were dropped.
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A bonus effort for late February. More clouds rolling in Friday with

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Tonight on Health Check -- A local college is helping address alarming statistics about eating disorders.
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And there's a new drug on the market to help combat a common problem for millions of men.
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Victory for Oprah Winfrey- in a Texas courtroom.
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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
A jury rejected the claim made by Texas Cattlemen- that an Oprah show caused them to lose millions of dollars.
Oprah says it's a victory for Free Speech.
Texas Cattlemen say they'll appeal.
Geoff Morrell is covering the case live from Amarillo Texas.

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((A cheering crowd greeted a jubilant Oprah Winfrey, savoring her victory over the Texas cattlemen who claimed her televised comments caused the beef market to plummet. OPRAH: FREE SPEECH NOT ONLY LIVES...IT ROCKS.
A jury of eight women and four men rejected the argument that Winfrey's remarks on her talk show gave the false impression that American Beef processing procedures could spread mad cow disease.
THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW, APRIL 16, 1996: THAT JUST STOPS ME COLD FROM EATING ANOTHER BURGER. Winfrey testified that she was host of a talk show and not the evening news and that her viewers knew the difference. Her attorneys argued that the case was about the right of free speech.
OPRAH: I CAME FROM PEOPLE WHO STRUGGLED FOR A VOICE AND I WASN'T GOING TO GIVE IT UP FOR SOME CATTLEMEN. Jurors agreed that it was a first amendment case. SHANNON HAGER/JUROR: WE HAD TO GO BY THE LETTER OF THE LAW. THE DEFENSE PROVED THEIR CASE CONCLUSIVELY. But the lawyers on the other side knew they were up against the Oprah phenomenon and that for jurors this was not just another case.
JOE COYNE/ATTORNEY FOR CATTLEMEN: YOU'D HAVE TO BE BLIND TO THINK THEY WEREN'T INFLUENCED BY ONE OF THE TOP 25 MOST INFLUENTIAL AMERICANS. SHE HAS STAR QUALITY. Oprah's response.... OPRAH: I THINK TRUTHS A HARD THING TO FIGHT.))
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Lawyers representing convicted murderer Ben Lilly say he didn't receive a fair trial. Today they carried his appeal to the Supreme Court of Virginia.
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Lilly was sentenced to death for the 1995 robbery and murder of Virginia Tech student Alexander DeFilippis.
But today in the Supreme Court, Lilly's lawyers allleged errors during the trial, including concerns about jurors who they say should have been disqualified.
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The justices of the Supreme Court also heard from an attorney hoping to overturn the murder conviction of Jens Soering.
Gail Starling Marshall says prosecutors withheld important evidence from the defense.
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She says they failed to reveal that two men stopped by Bedford Police within a week of the Haysom murders, later committed a brutal murder in Roanoke.

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Murder charges against a Lynchburg man were dropped today when prosecutors decided he acted in self-defense.
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32-year old Aubrey Hughes was charged with the shooting death of 22-year old Terrence Johnson January 18th.
Hughes claimed Johnson shot him first during an altercation near Tenth and Fillmore Streets.
Hughes had an injury to his face and police first thought it was from broken glass.
They realized it was a gunshot wound when the bullet FELL OUT of Hughes' nose as he sat in jail.
The murder charge was dropped this morning.

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A federal judge this afternoon dismissed charges related to money laundering against Earl Frith.
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The Floyd County realtor had been under indictment, since 1991- -but the case was sealed by the government until last year.
The judge said Frith was denied his right to a speedy trial.
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((EARL FRITH: YOU WIN AND YOU LOSE. I LOST SEVEN YEARS AGO, BUT TODAY, I FEEL GOOD. THANK YOU. KEITH HUMPHRY/NEWS-7: THERE IS, OF COURSE, THE DANGER THAT ON APPEAL THE GOVERNMENT COULD PREVAIL, AND THEN YOU'D BE BACK WHERE YOU ARE NOW? I HOPE NOT. I DON'T THINK THAT'LL HAPPEN.))
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Judge Turk encouraged the government to appeal today's ruling, and he said if the circuit court sends the case back to him, he'd be happy to sentence Frith on the structuring charge.(toss to R)
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Why was the investigation into a elderly Montgomery County woman's robbery called off?
That story is still ahead on News-7 at Five.
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And headaches and delays-- thanks to an accident in Franklin County.
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On health check, a new hope for men with prostate problems. 2-SHOT
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Another big acquistion for the Redskins- That's coming up in sports.
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Plus the women are in the spotlight on the basketball court. Mike Stevens will have highlights.
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A husband and wife are dead today after a truck ran a red light and smashed into their car.
Paul and Patsy Booth of Danville were turning onto West Main Street around 7-30 this morning.
Police say that's when Leonard Hanks drove his pick-up through the light and into the Booths' car.
Hanks is being charged with failure to stop at a red light.
He was also injured in the accident, but police say not seriously.

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An accident in Franklin County this afternoon sent emergency workers scurrying.
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Police say this tractor-trailer apparently ran off the road near the Rocky Mount exit of 220-South.
Investigators say the driver was not seriously hurt but the truck spilled diesel fuel when it crashed.
Traffic was detoured onto the entrance and exit ramps while the mess was cleaned up.

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88-year old Willie Battle is alive and well, despite a recent rumor circulating around the Montgomery County courthouse.
Prosecutors thought the elderly woman was dead and last week dropped charges against the Christiansburg man who allegedly robbed her at knife point.
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Battle's purse was stolen last fall at this Shawsville laundromat.
Sheriff Doug Marrs says a court clerk was the one who mistakenly told one of his deputies and the commonwealth attorney Battle was dead.
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Marrs says the clerk hasn't been able to remember who mistakenly told her Battle was dead.
Meanwhile-- charges against the man who allegedly robbed the woman have been refiled.

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It's a classic story of two people in love- who could not be together.
It's being played out on a local stage.
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West Side story is the immortal retelling of Romeo and Juliette, done to the backdrop of New York City in the late 1950's. DOUBLE BOX JEAN and PATRICK/MICROWAVE
E.C. Glass High School presents this production, with all the great Bernstein music, and Patrick Evans tells us more about the show.

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The Redskins beef up their defensive line.
Mike Stevens is still ahead with the 2-Minute ticker.
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Coming up next on Health Check.
The National Eating disorder screening program is raising awareness about a life-threatening disease.
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Hollins College is participating in the screening clinics.
Volunteers say anorexia and bulimia are just as harmful emotionally as they are physically.
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((LEE ACREE/NUTRITIONIST:EVERY TIME YOU THROW UP WITH BULIMIA THAT'S HOW MUCH SANITY YOU'RE LOSING IN THE COMMODE BECAUSE YOU'RE NOT LIVING IN REALITY WHEN YOU'RE DOING THAT.))
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Tonight at Six, we'll take you to Smith Mountain Lake where a policy committee is voting on speed limits.
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Residents along Becky's Cove want boats to idle through this area.
They say boats are kicking up waves that endanger children and destroy docks.
The proposed speed limit would push jet-skiiers and water-skiiers into the main body of the lake.
There are those who say turning THIS cove into a no-wake zone will pave the way for speed limits in every cove.
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We'll bring you the policy committee's decision tonight ... on News7 at Six.

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Statistics show 80-percent of ten year old girls have dieted, a symptom of America's obsession with thiness.
The National Eating Disorder Screening Program is set up to help people with education, screening and referral.
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Hollins College is holding screening tonight until 6:00.
Volunteers are helping students fill out questionnaires and provide information that could help save their lives.
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Lee Acree is a nutritionist at the Roanoke City Health Department who helps others through support groups and her knowledge not only of how damaging the disease can be from first hand experience.
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Acree says she felt the pressure from her job to look thin.
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((LEE ACREE/NUTRITIONIST:WHEN A PROFESSOR SAID TO ME NO ONE'S GOING TO LISTEN TO A FAT NUTRITIONIST I GOT REALLY SCARED AND THEN I STARTED VOMITING FOOD, I COULDN'T STARVE ANYMORE AND I STARTED EATING A LOT OF FOOD AND THEN THROWING IT UP. THIS IS MAJOR AMOUNTS OF FOOD LIKE 10-THOUSAND CALORIES A DAY.)) RUNS:16
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She says our culture is setting dangerous standards for society's youth.
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((LEE ACREE/NUTRITIONIST:THERE WAS A SURVEY DONE RECENTLY WITH ELEMENTARY CHILDREN AND THEY WERE ASKING THEM WOULD THEY RATHER BE FAT OR BE DEAD AND THE MAJORITY PREFERRED TO BE DEAD.)) RUNS:14
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But the cure rate is increasing.
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Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders is one group in Roanoke helping those with eating disorders.
The support group has an eight step program for recovery.








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There's good news for millions of men with a common problem.
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A new drug called Proscar can relieve the symptoms of an enlarged prostate and reduce the need for surgery. The prostate gland is a walnut sized organ that sits behind the bladder. As men grow older, the gland swells. For some men, this never causes a problem, but for others the swelling blocks the ability to urinate.
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((DR. BRIAN SALTZMAN/BETH ISRAEL HOSPITAL; WE RECOMMEND THAT MEN WHO HAVE FOUND THAT THEIR PROCESS OF URINATION IS PROGRESSIVELY WORSENING OVER THE YEARS COME IN FOR AN EVALUATION AND USING AN UNINVASIVE, OBJECTIVE EXAMINATIONS, WE ARE ABLE TO DETERMINE WHO WOULD POTENTIALLY BENEFIT FROM THIS MEDICATION... AND MANY OF THEM WOULD BE ABLE TO BE CARED FOR STRICTLY WITH OBSERVATION.))
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Nearly all men over the age of forty have an enlarged prostate

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You may be able to say goodbye to the pain of vaccinations.
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Researchers discovered a way to spread a vaccination on skin.
In the future, patients could simply wear a treated patch or bandage overnight.
Another needle-free method in the works-- a nasal spray for the flu vaccine.

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Welcome folks to another for Washington Redskins to get excited about the 1998 season.
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For the second time this week the Skins have dug deep into their pockets and forked out the big bucks for an interior defensive lineman.
On Monday they signed Dana Stubblefield
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and this afternoon they acquired defensive tackle Dan Wilkinson from the Cincinnati Bengals.
The former all-american from Ohio State signed a five year $22 million dollar contract that includes a $5 million dollar bonus.
In exchange for Wilkinson, the Skins give up a future first and third round draft pick.
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The Skins defensive line should now be one of the tops in the league with Wilkinson and Stubblefield in the middle and Rich Owens and Kenard Lang on the

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The Women own the court at the Vines Center today as the ladies portion of the Big South tournament opened with quarterfinal action this afternoon.
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Radford University, the second seed under head coach Lubomir Lichonzcak had their hands full in the opener this afternoon against seventh seeded Winthrop.
The Highlanders would get off to a good start as Kelli Tull, the Texas Tornado from just outside of Fort Worth knocks in the three from just outside the line.
Floyd County native Leigh-Ann Pursifull would make life miserable for Radford as the junior spins inside and scores. Leigh-Ann finished with 14 points.
Christiansburg's Rebecca McNeil scored all of her 15 points in the first
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half, as RU puts four players in the double figures to advance to tomorrow's semi-final round with a 77-to-72 win.
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The top seeded and unbeaten Liberty women open tournament play tomorrow

afternoon at Noon.S5-ODAC


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The Quarter finals of the Women's ODAC tournament tipped off this afternoon at the Salem Civic Center.
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Roanoke huddles around head coach Susan Dunagan to set up a play in the early going.
Megan Herrigan catches the Pass and hits the turn around jumper and the Lady Maroons trailed by 1, 25 to 24.
The Lady Marlins were tough this afternoon as Samantha Green hits the boards and scores on the put back to make it 31 to 28 Marlins.
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Wesleyan/70/Roanoke/74;fancy Bridget Smith with the over the shoulder pass to Meliza Mead for the score but Roanoke is able to comeback and win it 74-to-70.
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In the opening game of the day top seeded Randolph-Macon hammered Washington and Lee 78-to-49.
Tonight, Bridgewater plays Randolph Macon Woman's College at 6, and at 8 Guilford takes on Emory & Henry.
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The high school tourney action continues tonight at Rustburg in Region 3 as Liberty high school takes on Dan River at seven.
Plus there are Northwest regional game in Lynchburg and Region C battles at Northwood.
Steve Mason with much more sports coming your way at six.
Have a safe night everybody. take a break

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The Salem Avalanche is finding out if local elementary students are up to a major league challenge.
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The Avalanche staff is visiting local elementary schools where the members act out the classic baseball poem "Casey at the Bat."
The main focus, though, is to challenge the youngsters to read and stay in school.
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((TRACY BESKID/SALEM AVALANCHE STAFF; AND BASICALLY WHAT THE CHALLENGE IS IS THAT IF THEY CAN READ 10 BOOKS AND RECORD THEM ON A BOOKMARK THAT WE SUPPLY, WE WILL GIVE THEM TWO FREE TICKETS TO AN AVALANCHE GAME...THEY HAVE TWO CHOICES, BOTH SUNDAYS IN MAY))
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This is the third year the Avalanche has pitched the reading challenge.
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Bye
ANCHOR=Jean


That does it for News-7 at Five.
Be sure to start your weekends with us. dissolve to pinnacle
You can join Denise Allen and Andrew Freiden for News-7 Saturday Morning and News-7 Sunday Morning.
That's news, sports, weather and a lot of other good stuff too.
Catch it this weekend at eight.
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