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Next on news 7-
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A man who murdered four family members in Amherst County tonight faces lethal injection.
Another workplace shooting.
And chagne on the way at the IRS?
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More showers tonight and warmer weather tomorrow but the sun doesn't shine too much. Show you why in a moment.[medic

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Tonight in medical news -- One more reason to take your vitamins--we'll have the results of a new medical study.
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And peptic ulcers are not caused by spicy food or stress, researchers recently discovered you can get one by kissing.
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He was convicted of murdering four family members.
Tonight Douglas Buchanan will die for the crime.
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The "on-again off again" execution of convicted killer Douglas Buchanan is officially back on again.
A federal appeals court today vacated a stay of execution handed down late yesterday.
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Steve Smallshaw is in Jarratt tonight.
Steve bring us up to date on today's event
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(( It's been eleven years since he shot and stabbed to death his father, stepmother and two stepbrothers.. TEN years since he was sentenced to die for the crime.
Like most death- row inmates, it has taken a long time to bring 29- year- old Douglas MacArthur Buchanan within a few feet of the death room at the Greensville Correctional Center.
Amherst County commonwealth's attorney Ed Meeks spent 600 hours preparing and prosecuting the case against Buchanan.

Meeks says it's sometimes hard for the public to understand that the wheels of justice can grind very slowly.
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((ED MEEKS/PROSECUTOR: I THINK ONE OF THE THINGS THAT GOES THROUGH YOUR MIND IS THE TREMENDOUS LENGTH OF TIME THAT THIS CASE HAS TAKEN TO DEVELOP AND IT'S ALWAYS HARD FOR THE PUBLIC TO SEE A CAUSE AND EFFECT RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE CRIME AND PUNISHMENT, WHEN THERE'S MORE THAN TEN YEARS SEPARATING THE TWO EVENTS.))
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Last April, Buchanan came within a few hours of execution before the Supreme Court agreed to hear his appeal.
But after hearing arguments in November, the high court decided the jury DID take into account Buchanan's troubled childhood, but felt he still deserved to die for his crimes. ))
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Another workplace shooting today-
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This one at the State employment office in Columbus, Ohio-
Police say a worker there shot and killed a fellow employee and then killed himself.
The 51 year old man fired at the 40 year old woman- killing her before turning the gun on himself.
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The gunman was director of business management for the office and had worked there since 1985.
There were reports that the gunmen and his victim once dated, but investigators will not confirm that.
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If you're like millions of Americans you're preparing your income tax returns at this time of year.
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But soon the system may be more user friendly.
The Vice President has proposed sweeping reforms of the IRS-
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The plan includes 200 new proposals.
Some of the chnges include Saturday hours at some I-R-S locations during season, faster response time, expanded electronic filing and new pay incentives for IRS workers based on quality service not quanity.

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63 days and almost three thousand bills later, the 1998 General Assembly finally wrapped up its budget showdown late last night.
Lawmakers will be back next month to argue a little more on the car tax and school construction.
But so much else happened this year.
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Ellen Qualls is at the State Capitol with a wrap-up.
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Jean, lawmakers don't want to be remembered by the bad hair days they had this past week.
In all, they passed one-thousand-573 bills-- which will keep Governor Jim Gilmore busy for awhile.
Beyond the first state commitment to help with building schools in 44 years, and the largest tax cut since World War Two, there were other hallmarks.
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Historic parity in the House, a slight GOP edge in the Senate, and a Republican Governor gave things a decidedly Republican tilt this year.
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Accordingly, long fought measures like charter schools, and bans on so-called partial birth abortions, and assisted suicide will become law. [END PAGE ONE HERE]
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Bills mandating sex education and guidance counselors and expanding Medicaid to a historically large number of children got big votes of approval.
Both measures put Governor Gilmore in the hot seat with social conservatives who want vetoes. [END PAGE THREE HERE]))

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A number of bills to expand the death penalty, regulate internet access, mandate a waiting period for abortions, and further relax the concealed weapons law seem good fodder for the more conservative legislature-- but this was NOT their year.
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No word yet on when the Governor will reconvene lawmakers to finish this year's work Jean.
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A warm reception for the President of the N-double-A-C-P and his message.
That story is still ahead on News-7 at Five.
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And get your checkbooks ready-- the auction of Kennedy memorabilia is back on.
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Many Americans have ulcers, but most don't even that's what's making them sick.
Now a special testing program is helping diagnose the problem. [2-SHOT]
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Mike Stevens and Hometown Hoops Weekly are on tap for the Two-Minute ticker.
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It's all still ahead on News-7 At Five.
Don't go away. [cc sponsor]

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A Roanoke police officer is dead after a tractor accident.
Officer Barry Lynn Booker was killed yesterday after he was thrown from a tractor he was using to clear some land.
The accident happened just before six yesterday at Booker's Bedford County Home.
Booker served on the Roanoke police for 24-years.

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The president of the N-double-A-C-P is in Southwest Virginia with a message of healing.
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(Kwa-EE-see oom-FOO-may) Kweisi Mfume seemed pleasantly surprised by the warm reception he recieved from a delegation of well-wishers and local N-Double-A-C-P officials at the Roanoke Airport.
He says his visit to Virginia Tech tonight is an important part of his mission.
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((KWEISI MFUME/NAACP PRESIDENT; THE LEADERS OF TOMORROW REALLY ARE IN CLASSROOMS TODAY, WE'VE GOT TO FIND THEM WITH A MESSAGE, A MESSAGE OF CLARITY, TO BE ABLE TO SAY THAT RACISM, SEXISM, ANTI-SEMITISM ARE WRONG, TO KNOW IN OUR HEART OF HEARTS THAT BLACK BIGOTRY CAN BE JUST AAS CRUEL AND EVIL AS WHITE BIGOTRY, THAT GAY-BASHING AND UNION-BASHING, AND CITY-BASHING AND IMMIGRANT BASHING DEPLETE US AS A NATION.))
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Mfume (oom-FOO-may) says his days as a college professor taught him the importance of reaching the nation's young people.
He's speaking at Virginia Tech's Donaldson Brown conference center tonight on the subject of "Rebuilding Community".

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An eleventh hour deal means the auction of John F. Kennedy's belongings will go on.
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JFK's children were fighting to keep some of the items from going up for sale.
Their attorneys reached agreement with the man auctioning off hundreds of JFK's personal effects.
Two of Kennedy's journals and a clock he kept in the oval office will be returned to Caroline and John Junior-
The agreement however, did not cover a watch Jackie Kennedy gave her husband on their fourth wedding anniversay or a breifcase JFK had with him in Dallas when he died.
Those items are still set for sale.
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The Brookville High School Chorus is rehearsing for a big performance.
And Patrick Evans is checking it out.
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The Brookville High School chorus is headed for an impressive performance at the end of this month, so we sent Patrick Evans to discover more about the singing group's future.
Here's his report.
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It's Wednesday and that means Hometown Hoops Weekly.
Mike Stevens will be here with the Two-Minute-Ticker.
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In tonight's health check report -- Doctors are smoothing out the problem of cellulite.
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And if you think you may have an ulcer, the Lewis Gale Foundation is helping patients deal with and diagnose the severity of the problem.
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((DR. BRUCE HAGADORN/FORMER LEWIS GALE CLINIC DIRECTOR:IT CAN CAUSE PAIN, BLEEDING AND IT CAN CAUSE PERFORATION, IT CAN GO RIGHT THROUGH THE INTESTINE AND LEAD TO INFECTION AND RATHER SERIOUS COMPLICATIONS.))
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Good afternoon, I'm Keith Humphry--here's one of the stories we're working on for News 7 at Six.
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The Botetourt Countywide League is fighting to have a local middle school be re-named.
It was built for African-American students in the late fifties -- back then it was called the Central Academy.
And members say that's the name it should rightly bear today.
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((VEE HINTON/FORMER STUDENT: CENTRAL ACADEMY IN THOSE TWO YEARS HAS INSTILLED IN ME A SENSE OF FAMILY AND OF HISTORY AND OF HONOR -- AS A PERSON, NOT JUST AS AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN.))
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Unless the school is re-named, league members say they will block development of the Greenfield plantation -- because, they say, the county should not preserve former slave quarters without also protecting more positive parts of history.
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See what's at stake -- that story and more tonight
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on News7 at Six.


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Do you have a burning, gnawing pain in the pit of your stomach, is it worse in the morning?
If you answered yes to either of these questions, you may be suffering from an ulcer.
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The Lewis Gale Foundation is holding screenings today for H-pylori...the bacteria that causes ulcers.
The finger stick blood test is free and takes about 5 minutes and the results of the tests are delivered immediately.
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Patients must first fill out an application and a doctor is on hand for patient education.
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((DR. BRUCE HAGADORN/FORMER LEWIS GALE CLINIC DIRECTOR:ULCERS CAN BE BENIGN, THEY CAN BE MALIGNANT AND THAT THE CRITICAL THING TO MAKE SURE THAT THESE ULCERS THAT DON'T HEAL THEY'RE NOT HAVING SOME CANCER CELLS PRESENT WITHIN THE ULCER SO IT'S IMPORTANT TO DIAGNOSE THAT.))
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The tests are about 90-percent accurate, and the Foundation is doing a follow-up with everyone who participates in today's screening.
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A little less fat and salt can go a long way toward lowering high blood pressure in the elderly.
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The study by Tulane University says people over the age of 60 with high blood pressure can reduce their reliance on medication by losing weight and reducing salt intake.
Researchers found a 30-percent decrease in the need for medication in patients who lost about two-pounds.

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Smoothing out the lumps of cellulite-- it's possible with a new procedure.
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((DR. EDWARD LACK/COSMETIC SURGEON; CELLULITE OCCURS IN ABOUT 60-PERCENT OF ALL WOMEN OVER THE AGE OF 18.))
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Doctors know cellulite is not just fat because when people get liposuction, their fat dissapears, but their cellulite remains.
Now researchers think cellulite is caused by this-- the bands that connect your skin with underlying muscles.
As you age, those bands become different lengths and your skin puckers and becomes lumpy.
Now doctors are adding one more step to traditional liposuction-- a rod is used to cut those bands.
When they grow back, they're of equal length and the cellulite is gone.
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A vitamim may help in the fight against prostate cancer.
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A study of thousands of men showed taking Vitamin-E pills significantly reduced the chances of getting the disease by a third.
The study was done in Finland.
It also showed that Vitamin-E cut the death rate among men who get prostate cancer by about 40-percent.
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College basketball tournaments are winding up, but high school ball is still underway.
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Here's Mike Stevens with the Two-Minute ticker.[S5-Hoops]


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Welcome folks to the midweek ticker that tonight plays tribute to the newly crowned state basketball champs from the area.
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As we close out Hometown Hoops Weekly until the Fall, we put things in the hands of News 7 photographer Greg Moore who salutes Magna Vista and George Washington high schools in this special video.
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Coming up tonight at six the latest on Darrell Waltrip's troubles, plus Roanoke Wrath soccer news and Lacrosse highlights from Roanoke College.
Take Care everybody.

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They've been amassed over the centuries and now they're on display in New York.
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The jewels, portraits and gowns of Russia's former ruling family are on display at the Brooklyn Museum of Art.
Some of the gems on display-
Caesar's Ruby- a grape-like cluster of rubies believed to have belonged to Roman Emporer Augustus.
You can also see the 15th largest saphire in the world.
The jewels are usually kept in a limited access museum beneath the Kremlin Armory.
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That's all the time we have for News-7 at Five. [Dissolve to Pinnacle]
Don't forget about News-7 Saturday Morning and News-7 Sunday Morning.
Join Denise Allen and Andrew Freiden this weekend at eight. Hope to see you back here at Six.(-------------)