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Coming up next on News 7 at 5, V-M-I cadets accused of beating another student avoid a honor court hearing. We'll have a live report.
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and President Clinton takes direct action to keep certain types of assault weapons off the street.
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In medical news -- One of the largest manufacturers of breast implants is asking for leniency in court.
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A new treatment may reduce the risk of breast cancer. And a premiere community report gives residents a "health snapshot" of their town.
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There will be no honor court hearings this week at V-M-I on hazing allegations.
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A federal judge has managed to delay the hearings, without actually making a ruling in the case.
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Keith Humphry has been in federal court this afternoon and he joins us now to bring us up to date.
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Q&A: Keith What are the underlying issues here? Who is accused of doing what?
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Attorneys for capital murder suspect Louis Ceparano have taken their latest steps in defending their client.
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Ceparano is one of two defendants charged with the brutal murder of Garnett "G-P" Johnson.
Today Ceparano's attorney, Jimmy Turk, filed 11 motions in Grayson County Circuit Court.
He is asking for a gag order to be placed on the attorneys representing co-defendant Emmit Cressell, Junior.
Turk alleges the attorneys have disclosed information to the press that is quote blatantly misleading and false."
Turk has also asked that Commonwealth's Attorney J-D Bolt reveal his relationship with Cressell, his family and friends.
Cressell was recently released on bond after agreeing to testify against Ceparano.
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We'll have more on the today's developments tonight on News 7 at 6.[5-Clinton-Guns]


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President Clinton wants to keep assault rifles off the streets.
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Today he issued an executive order permanently barring the import of 58 assault weapons.
The weapons were modified for sport shooting in order to get around a 1994 ban.
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The weapons were targeted because they can be fitted with large capacity magazines- allowing a long burst of rapid fire before reloading.
The National Rifle Association says it will fight the ban.

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Energy Secretary Federico Pena is resigning.
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The highest ranking hispanic in the Clinton Administration says he will step down at the end of June.
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Pena spent five and half years in the Cabinet- The 51 year old served as Transportation Secretary in President Clinton's first term-
He made it clear when he took the job as Energy Secretary that he probably would not serve the full four years.
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Cadets at V-M-I are working to preserve history. When we come back we'll see what they're doing on the Civil War battlefields.
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and we'll see if the law goes easy on a young man who is caught red handed committing a crime.
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In Health news, researchers call it one of the most significant discoveries ever...they say a cancer treatment may actually PREVENT Breast Cancer. [2-Shot]
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We'll that and more coming up after this break. [cc sponsor]
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It's the largest volunteer effort in National Park Service history.
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And it's probably the best trained group of volunteers that can be found.
260 cadets from Virginia Military Institute are doing an estimated half million dollars of labor at the Petersburg National Battlefield Park.
It's the cadets' annual field training exercise.
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((ROBERT MCGRATH/VMI SENIOR: EACH PROJECT HERE IS CONTROLLED BY ...IN THAT ASPECT.))
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((IT HAS EVEN MORE MEANING BECAUSE A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THIS AREA REMEMBER IN 1937 THERE WAS A LARGE RE-ENACTMENT...TOUR OF THE BATTLEFIELD.))
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The 13 projects the VMI cadets wrap up tomorrow include clearing the site of the Battle of Fort Stedman.
It was Lee's last major offensive of the Civil War.
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A Ferrum College student known for singing has been asked to take his talents overseas as a missionary.
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Senior Bryson Smith wants others to see God too -- hopefully in his music.
He's one of 24 students nationwide who will tour Switzerland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Russia as a Methodist missionary -- singing AND performing mission duties.
And as a member of the Ferrum choir, Smith likes the sound of that -- he hopes to blend song and dance into a future career as a pastor.
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Smith is the head resident of the dorm and says he enjoys helping other students.
He's still waiting to be accepted to Duke Divinity School.
But for now, he's just trying to nail down the words for a recital, tomorrow night at Ferrum College.

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While Smith is carrying his message abroad, five Russian professionals have travelled to western Virginia to learn more about our non- profit agencies.
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Total Action Against Poverty and the United Way of Central Virginia are hosting the group from Perm, Russia.
The five are directors of community agencies, and they will be here for three weeks getting a closer look at issues such as budgeting, public relations, and fundraising.
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((OLGA PAVLOVA/RUSSIAN VISITOR: I WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND MY THANKS FOR ALL THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA. I WISH THAT OUR COOPERATION WILL CONTINUE.)) ((MARLENE GINSBURG/LEGACY INTERNATIONAL: THEY CAN TAKE BACK SOME THINGS THAT ARE VERY MUCH AMERICAN. AND THEY HAVE TO TRANSLATE IT TO THEIR OWN SYSTEM. SO THEY HAVE A CHOCE OF TAKING BACK THE BEST OF WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER.))
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The city of Roanoke is building a special relationship with the city of (Sahn Low) Saint Lo, France.
Patrick Evans is standing by where dignitaries with both cities are coming together.
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(Sahn Low) Saint Lo, France, and Western Virginia have had a special relationship since the closing months of World War II, but now the ties are even closer.
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Patrick Evans reports from the Patrick Henry Hotel, where members of the French delegation will dine tonight in celebration of the "TWIN-ING" of Roanoke and Saint Lo.
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It took 15 weeks, but there's a new champ at the box office. We'll tell you who finally dethroned the Titanic a little later.
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Coming up next in tonight's health check report --
Are local communities making the grade when it comes to their health?
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We'll have the results of the first published report on the overall health status of the New River Valley.
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The National Cancer Institute has found a drug used to TREAT breast cancer may help prevent it.
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Tamoxifen (tuh-MAHX'-ih-fin) has been used for years as a treatment for Breast Cancer patients.
Now researchers believe the hormone based therapy can cut the risk of these cancers in half among women at risk for the disease.
This is the first study to show a drug can reduce the risk of breast cancer.
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This study is one of the largest trials ever done on cancer prevention. The drug has its critics, though. Some are raising concerns about an increased risk of uterine cancer and blood clots.
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The maker of silicone breast implants wants a court to approve its three BILLION dollar plan to settle claims.
Dow Corning made its case in federal bankruptcy court today.
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Lawyers for women suing the company say the plan is not enough.
They're seeking a nearly four BILLION dollar settlement.
They also want the company to pay the money over three years instead of the proposed 16.
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Dow-Corning declared bankruptcy back in 1995 after thousands of women sued the company, claiming its implants caused diseases like arthritis and lupus.
The company maintains its product is safe and says it has the medical evidence to back it up.

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The first ever community health report card for the New River Valley was released today -- and the results are satisfactory.
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The Public Health Department shared it's data collected over about a year with medical and health leaders today at an information forum.
The grades vary depending on the localities and the health problems.
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((DR. JODY HERSHEY/NEW RIVER HEALTH DIRECTOR:IN THE ORAL HEALTH SECTION I THINK WE NEED IMPROVEMENT WE NEED MORE DENTISTS, WE NEED MORE PUBLIC HEALTH DENTISTS, IN THE SECTION OF INFECTIOUS DISEASE I THINK WE'RE EXCELLENT, WAY ABOVE THE NATIONAL STANDARDS IN THE AREA OF PREGNANCY OUTCOMES, I STILL THINK WE'RE ABOUT SATISFACTORY.VIRGINIA OUSLEY/RADFORD COMMUNITY HOSPITAL:I THINK THE ONE THAT REALLY JUMPED OUT AT ME WAS THE INCREASE IN NON-MARITIAL BIRTHS IN FLOYD INCREASING LIKE 550-PERCENT IT WAS LIKE WOW, SO THAT WAS DEFINITELY NEW INFORMATION FOR ME.))
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Health officials say they hope the information will be used an an evaluating tool to improve the health of all residents.
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The forum kicks off National Public Health Week -- the theme this year is "Healthy People in Healthy Communities."[2-Shot-Toss]
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Pierre Paiemont didn't wait long before he found something new to do.
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Here to tell us how the outgoing Roanoke Express G-M is filling his days is Mike Stevens.

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Welcome folks to the Monday two minute ticker that gets started with some afternoon big league baseball. [mlb]
We head down to Houston and inside the astrodome for starters
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where the Astros pounded out 13 hits and beat the Rockies 13-to-4. Jeff Bagwell was responsible for one of the big bombs as he ripped this two run homer to left off John Thompson. The Stros win big today.
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In New York, the Pirates beat the Mets 4 to 2. The Bucs Turner Ward single to shallow center with this broken bat hit in the first. Al Martin and Lou Collier score as the Pirates win it by 2.
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Johnny Oates and his Rangers were in Chicago this afternoon as Texas hooked up with the White Sox. This single by Marc McLemore scores Tom Goodwin. But the Sox lead it 5-to-4 in the 8th right now.
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The Express is in Huntington tonight for game four of the Kelly Cup playoffs. Roanoke leads the series 2 games to 1.
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This morning, the Lionberger family unveiled the official name of Roanoke's newest ice rink; the Ice Station. The big news involved Express general manager Pierre Paiement, who is vacating that position shortly. He introduced his next endeavor; Paiement's Pro Shop. He will sell hockey sticks, pads, helmets, pucks, inline skates and figure skating equipment. In addition to running the shop; Pierre will serve as director of developmental programs at the Ice Station;
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Coming up at six, Paiement will size up the Express/Blizzard match up tonight with a few keys to victory for Roanoke.
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Plus, EC Glass high school has named longtime assistant Dennis Peters the school's head football coach on an interim basis.
We'll hear from him tonight at 6.
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Plus, we'll chat with Tech quarterback Al Clark, who is taking it easy this spring to get his knee back in top shape.

Jean is coming back with more News 7 at Five right after this. Take Care everybody.

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A boy learned the hard way that crime doesn't pay.
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Jaminique Jackson got his arm stuck in a soda machine- while reportedly trying to steal a can of soda.
Firefighters worked for almost two hours cutting through the machine before they finally freed the boy.
Jaminique wasn't seriously hurt- but he's reportedly in big trouble with his mom who asked police to arrest her son to teach him a lesson.

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It's taken another ship to do it, but someone has finally knocked Titanic from the top of the box office.
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After 15 weeks at the top of the charts, Titanic was finally knocked into second place by "Lost in Space."
The reworked film based on the 60's television series brought in about 20 million dollars in ticket sales this weekend.
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After a record setting stay at the top, Titanic still managed to bring in over 11 and a half million dollars.
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