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In medical news -- Technology is lending a helping hand to hearing aids.
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And it's not for every diabetic, but this mechanical device is helping some live longer, healthier lives.
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It may help prevent AIDS but the federal money will not pay for needle exchange programs-
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The Clinton Administration admits needle exchanges are successful in preventing AIDS- and don't encourage the use of illegal drugs.
However the White House says its not the place of the Federal Government to pay for such things. Byron Pitts reports.
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[SUPER=01-Donna Shalala/Health and Human Services Sec;]
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Authorities say careless smoking may have sparked a fire that killed a two-year old girl in Bedford County yesterday.
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Victoria Parker died when her father's mobile home near Big Island caught fire just before eight Sunday morning.
Her uncle and five-year old brother were injured when they fled the burning trailer.
Investigators say the fire started in a recliner in the living room area.
Police say the father had a cigarette before he left for work yesterday, but can't remember how he disposed of it.
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A Maryland man has pleaded guilty to killing another man in his Lynchburg apartment last fall.
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72-year old Samuel York was found stabbed to death November 27th.
Police arrested 27-year old Kenneth Lloyd Lawson a week later, driving York's stolen car.
Lawson pleaded guilty to second degree murder and grand larceny this morning.
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((MIKE DOUCETTE/PROSECUTOR: HE GAVE TWO STATEMENTS, ONE IN WHICH THE VICTIM MADE A HOMOSEXUAL PASS AT HIM, ONE IN WHICH HE SAID HE WAS CAUGHT STEALING SOME PERSONAL ITEMS OF THE VICTIM AND THAT'S WHY HE KILLED HIM. SO EITHER WAY, IT WAS MURDER IN OUR MIND AND NOT MANSLAUGHTER.))
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[OUT Q=and not manslaughter.]
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Lawson faces up to sixty years in prison when he's sentenced in June.
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Residents in the Farmington neighborhood in South Roanoke County are taking a second look at a tract of farm land in the middle of their community.
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The county wants to build a new high school on the site, which borders several upscale residential developments.
Though they don't want to lose the peacful pastoral setting, some neighbors say a school would be better than an apartment complex.
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[00:04:59] ((VIRGINIA IRVINE/NEIGHBOR; I THINK THAT IF IT'S DONE CORRECTLY, THAT ID COULD BE A VERY POSITIVE THING FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD, AND FOR THE COMMUNITY, BUT LIKE I SAID, IF IT'S DONE IN THE RIGHT MANNER;)) [00:11:45] ((LISA COLLIN/NEIGHBOR; ALTHOUGHT I DON'T LIVE ON THAT SIDE OF THE STREET, I DON'T WANT TO SEE BUSSES AND TRAFFIC AND EVERYTHING GOING UP THERE...))
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V-dot officials say they'll have to see a detailed plan for the school project before they decide how it will affect traffic patterns in the area.
They say most of the roads in the area are older, subdivision streets, which aren't designed to handle heavy school traffic.
A public hearing on the site will be held tomorrow night at the school administration building.
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Up next on the newscast, water rates in the city of Roanoke could be going up,
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and President Clinton goes on the offensive as he tries to save the tobacco deal.
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On Health Check, a new digital hearing aid could improve life for people with moderate hearing loss. [2-Shot]
[ANCHOR=Jean]


There's plenty more News 7 at 5. Stay tuned [cc sponsor]
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President Clinton wants Congress to ignore what he calls a tobacco industry smokescreen-
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The President told reporters we're fighting for the lives of our children.
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((THIS IS NOT A TIME FOR HALF MEANS THAT SIMPLY WON'T REDUCE TEEN SMOKING AND IT WILL ONLY PLAY INTO THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY HANDS.))
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Talks between Congress and Big Tobacco broke down earlier this month- The industry is now lobbying to either revise the current settlement or kill it.
The McCain legilsation seeks to charge a tax of 1.10 per pack on cigarettes.
It would also grant expanded government regulation on both nicotine and tobacco.
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Christiansburg lawyer Keith Neely was NOT furloughed from prison- but his lawyers DID get an opportunity to make their case in court today for a new trial.
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Mike Giacolone (jock-oh-lone) has supposedly recanted his testimony.
After pleading guilty, (Jock-oh-lone) Giacolone made a deal with the government to testify against Neely.
Now there are indications Giacolone lied at the trial in 1993.
He "took the fifth" on the witness stand today, rather than incriminate himself.
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((WHAT WE HEARD FROM HIM WAS THE TRUTH, AS IT WAS CONFIRMED AS WE WENT ALONG AT THE TIME. TO THE BEST OF OUR KNOWLEDGE WHAT MR. GIACOLONE TOLD US IN THE EARLY STAGES WAS THE TRUTH. ))
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[OUT Q=was the truth.]
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The judge did not make a ruling on whether Neely should get a new trial, but he has already said "Giacolone's trial

testimony was by no means devastating to Neely."[5-Council-Elections]


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Roanoke City Councilman Bill White won an endorsement today in his bid for re-election.
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The Baptist Ministers Conference of the Roanoke Regional Area held a news conference at Hill Street Baptist Church this afternoon.
The group supported White during his first run for council eight years ago, and members say he has proven worthy of their support.
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((AND IT'S THAT KIND OF GROWTH AND THE KIND OF HONESTY AND TRUST THAT WE HAVE SHARED THAT MAKES ME FEEL THAT I WOULD SUGGEST VERY STRONGLY TO THE MINISTERS THAT I AM THE PRESIDENT OF THAT WE GIVE HIM OUR SUPPORT. AND THAT THEY ALSO SHARE WITH THEIR CONGREGATIONS THAT WHEN THEY GO TO THE POLLS THAT THEY NEED TO BE SURE THAT WE KEEP A PERSON THAT WE CAN TOUCH.))
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[OUT Q=that we can touch.]
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White is one of seven candidates vying for three seats on city council in the May 5th election.[5-City-Budget]


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Roanokers won't face a tax rate increase, but the city's new budget proposal does include a five percent hike in water and sewer rates.
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City Manager Bob Herbert is proposing a four and a half percent increase in spending.
He says the 168-million dollar budget will maintain city services, include neighborhood improvements and fully fund the local share of the school budget.
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The budget also includes initial funding for improvements to Victory Stadium, and the city's share of the Higher Education Center that will be built in the old Norfolk Southern Building.

The city will hold a public hearing on the budget April 30th at the Roanoke Civic Center.[tease#2]



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Coming up in Sports, Mike Stevens will have the picture perfect highlights from today's Goodys 500 in Martinsville.


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and then a little later, we'll be there as religious pilgrims head to Italy- The Shroud of Turin goes back on display after a long absence.
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Still to come, the Roanoke Express is preparing for tonight's do or die match against Hampton.
[ANCHOR=Tonya]

Coming up next on health check -- A local beauty queen talks about diabetes from first hand experience.
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A lot of diabetics are weary about her treatment, but she says she's come a long way.
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((NICOLE JOHNSON/MISS LYNCHBURG:I GOT SCARED ONCE, I HAD AN ATTACK OF LOW BLOOD SUGAR THAT CONVINCED ME THE TYPE OF INSULIN THERAPY I WAS DOING WITH THE SHOTS WAS NOT WORKING.))
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Good afternoon I'm Keith Humphry. Tonight on News 7, the Lottery wants to try something new.
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Tired of those messy scratch tickets?
The Virginia Lottery's got a paperless game in mind-- and a whole lot more-- to hook new players.
But as they test their games, public lottery officials walk a fine line.
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((THIS IS SOMETHING I THINK I'D LIKE TO PLAY.))
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((PAUL LOUDERMAN/LOTTERY MARKETING DIRECTOR: I'D RATHER PEOPLE, IF THEY DON'T HAVE THE MONEY, NOT PLAY. THE LOTTERY WILL BE HERE TOMORROW. TAKE THAT EXTRA DOLLAR AND PUT FOOD ON YOUR TABLE. THAT'S FAR MORE IMPORTANT THAN PLAYING THE VIRGINIA LOTTERY.))
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Ellen Qualls takes a look at the lottery's dueling agendas: making money without breaking players.
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That plus all the day's news, weather, and sports is at the top of the hour on NEWS 7 at SIX.

[5-Hearing-Aid]


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A new type of hearing aid may go a long way in helping the millions of Americans who suffer from mild to moderate hearing loss.
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The aid is called the Senso and it is the world's only fully digital hearing aid.
Despite the fact it is only the size of a dime, the hearing aid produces C-D quality sound.
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(( DR JAMES WISE: "IT'S LIKE A MINI LAP-TOP COMPUTER MAKING ABOUT A MILLION CALCULATIONS A SECOND, CONSTANTLY SAMPLING THE ENVIRONMENT."))
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Users say it is a remarkable improvement over conventional hearing aids.
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[OUT Q=picked up again.]
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While conventional hearing aids amplify all sounds, Dr. Wise says the digital hearing aid filters sound in bands and pitches.
It then boosts soft sounds and reduces what it perceives as harsh noise.

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A Beauty Queen in pumps is pretty typical, but not the kind Miss Lynchburg wears.
Nicole Johnson was diagnosed with Type One diabetes four years ago.
She's uses a medical device called a pump to administer her dosage of insulin.
Although she says she was apprehensive at first about wearing her treatment on her body.
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((NICOLE JOHNSON/MISS LYNCHBURG:JUST BECAUSE I THOUGHT I'M GOING TO BE ATTACHED TO SOMETHING, WHAT IS EVERYBODY GOING TO THINK...THAT'S NOT AT ALL WHAT IT'S LIKE, EVERYBODY THINKS IT'S A BEEPER.))
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Although it doesn't receive calls, it does have many functions, the most important of which is measuring a predetermined amount of insulin.
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[IN Q=It's for people]

((DR. D. JAMES BAILEY/ENDOCRINOLOGIST:IT'S FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE HIGHLY MOTIVATED, WHO ARE GOOD PROBLEM SOLVERS, FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE WILLING TO CHECK THEIR BLOOD SUGARS FREQUENTLY WHICH IS A NECESSARY PART OF INSULIN PUMP THERAPY.))
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[OUT Q=therapy.]
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[IN Q=I had to learn]

((NICOLE JOHNSON/MISS LYNCHBURG:I HAD TO LEARN A MATH EQUATION, LEARNING CARBOHYDRATE COUNTING WHICH IS THE LATEST TREND IN DIABETES CARE BECAUSE IT CAN KEEP YOU AS NORMAL AS POSSIBLE AND HELPS YOU UNDERSTAND HOW TO GIVE EXACTLY THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF INSULIN))
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[OUT Q=of insulin.]


Johnson receives insulin through a tube that's part of an infusion set.
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[IN Q=What you do]

((NICOLE JOHNSON/MISS LYNCHBURG:WHAT YOU DO IS YOU PUT THE INSULIN IN HERE AND THEN YOU ATTACH IS TO THE WIRE, THIS WILL BE IN YOUR BODY SO AUTOMATICALLY PUSHES THE INSULIN THROUGH THIS SYRINGE.))
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The set is changed every two days, but it can be worn at all times, through any activity.
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[IN Q=I can go swimming]

((NICOLE JOHNSON/MISS LYNCHBURG:I CAN GO SWIMMING, I CAN EXERCISE, WHEN I GO SWIMMING I CAN TAKE IT OFF OR WEARR A WATERPROFF CASE THE GOES AROUND MY WAIST.))
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[OUT Q=my waist.]


And she even competed for Miss Lynchburg wearing the pump, finding some creative ways to hide it.
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[IN Q=There's also]

((NICOLE JOHNSON/MISS LYNCHBURG:THERE'S A LITTLE POUCH THAT FITS RIGHT IN THE SMALL OF YOUR LOWER BACK AND WHEN YOU WEAR SHEATH DRESSES THEY FALL RIGHT OVER IT AND NO ONE CAN EVER TELL AND PEOPLE ARE LIKE WHERE IS THAT PUMP.))
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[OUT Q=that pump.]


But the cosmetic benefits are just the surface of how this device has changed Johnson's life.
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[IN Q=I'm healthier]

((NICOLE JOHNSON/MISS LYNCHBURG:I'M HEALTHIER, I FEEL BETTER, I FEEL A RENEWED SENSE OF FREEDOM THAT I THOUGHT I HAD LOST.))
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[OUT Q=had lost.]
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As part of her platform as Miss Lynchburg Johnson says she'll work to help insurance cover more of the price for the pump.
Right now the cost is about seven thousand dollars for the first year. [2-Shot-Toss]
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The rain and the one day delay couldn't keep race fans away from Martinsville. Here's Mike Stevens.

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[OUT Q=...have a great day everybody"]

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[5-Shroud]


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The public got its first look in a while at what some people believe is the burial cloth of Christ.
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Yesterday was the first day of a two month display of the garment.
Three MILLION people are expected to see the Shroud.
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[SOT 13:48:36 CBS **4am FEED**]
[IN Q=It's the first day]
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[OUT Q=quite an occasion.]
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Pope John Paul is expected to visit the display in late May.
Many faithful Christians believe the cloth was used to wrap Jesus after he was taken down from the cross.
It bears the imprint of a bearded man with apparent wounds to his hands and feet.
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