[Headlines]

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A Lexington rescue squad worker is accused of sexually assault two people while responded to a traffic accident.
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And a major development in the Monica Lewinsky case that not only has implications for her but also the White House.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


A slow- moving storm system is spreading clouds this morning, and eventually, some showers and thunderstorms.
Will the weekend be spared?
Find out in the forecast.

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A Danville man faces murder charges after a shooting yesterday.
Authorities say Laquan (LA-KWAN) Stone went to his ex-wife's home at the Town and Country Apartments around 1:30 in the morning.
That's where he allegedly shot Alvin Averett, Junior in the head.
Stone is in the Danville City Jail, held without bail.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Rescue workers in Danville say they will NOT resume the search for an apparent drowning victim.
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[VO-NAT]
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Authorities are not releasing the name of the man they believe fell into the Dan River yesterday.
This was the scene at Dan Daniel Memorial Park last night.
Recovery teams combed the water near this low dam-- where there is a dangerous undertow.
A witness says he saw the man slip from a ledge while he was scooping up fish in a net.
Recovery personnel say if someone gets caught in this undertow, there's not much hope of survival.
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((BILLY WYATT/DANVILLE LIFESAVING WATER UNIT: HE HAD A NET WITH SHAD IN IT AND HE WOULDN'T LET GO. THE TURBULENCE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE DAM WAS SO STRONG IT PULLED HIM UNDER AND ONCE IT PULLS SOMEBODY UNDER IT WON'T LET THEM GO. (COVERED WITH VIDEO) YOU MAY NEVER FIND THEM OR IT COULD SPIT THEM OUT. THEY COULD COME DOWN STREAM. IT'S HARD TO TELL.))
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[VO-NAT]


Recovery teams say safety concerns keep them from continuing the search.
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[RESCUE-CHARGES]


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A Lexington rescue squad worker is facing charges of sexual battery in connection with an emergency call.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington;]


The charges stem from a February traffic accident.
State Police say instead of helping to victims at the scene Donald Paxton Grant sexually assaulted them.
Grant says he's innocent.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( DONALD BUTCH GRANT:I JUST EXPOSED WHAT I HAD TO EXPOSE AND CHECKED WHAT I HAD TO CHECK. YOU DIDN'T TOUCH THEM INAPPROPRIATELY? NO MA'AM I DIDN'T.))
[SUPER=07-Donald "Butch" Grant;]

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[OUT Q=ma'am I didn't.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Lexington Rescue Squad suspended Grant February fourth, a few days after state police began their investigation.

Meanwhile, Grant continues to be an employee for the city of Lexington's Public Works Department.
A position the city's manager says is NOT affected by the charges.
Grant makes a court appearance May 4th.
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[LEWINSKY]


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[WRITER=mel]
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The attorney representing Monica Lewinsky says he'll appeal if it's true that a federal judge has decided there's no immunity deal for his client.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[4:02:50]
C-B-S and other news organizations are reporting that the judge found that Lewinsky could be prosecuted if its proven that she lied in a sworn testmiony about an alleged sexual relationship with President Clinton.
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles;]

[4:04:13]
But William Ginsburg says he hasn't seen or been informed of the decision.
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The U-S Agriculture Department has issued a nationwide recall of more than 282 thousand pounds of ground beef, that may be contamined with E-coli bacteria.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[4:18:24]
The beef was shipped from an Illinois plant April 14th and went to at least 20 states including Virginia and West Virginia.
Officials say since the beef was fresh and produced two weeks ago, much of it may already have been consumed.
No illnesses have been reported.
Symptoms of infection include abdominal cramps, diarrhea and fever. (----------------)


[1-Sports]


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In sports, Chicago shines as the Bulls advance to round 2 of the NBA playoffs.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
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A new federal prison will be going up in the Commonwealth, and three Southwest Virginia counties are among the possible locales.
Congressman Rick Boucher says Tazewell, Dickenson and Buchanan counties have each expressed interest in a federal facility.
Officials with the federal bureau of prisons have toured six potential sites and hired a consultant.
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((REP. RICK BOUCHER/D-ABINGDON:I THINK WE HAVE A REASONABLY GOOD CHANCE OF ATTRACTING A SECOND FEDERAL PRISON TO FAR SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA THAT WOULD PROVIDE MUCH NEEDED JOBS AND ECONOMIC BENEFITS FOR THOSE COMMUNITIES. ))
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Boucher says a federal facility would create 400 new jobs and pump 25- million dollars annually into the community.


A federal prison is already being built in Lee County.
Boucher says the additional facilities are needed, in part, now that the troubled Lorton prison in Fairfax county is


closing.[Unqualified-Candidates]


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The president of Roanoke's chapter of the N-double-A-C-P questions how qualified are some candidates running for city council.
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[VO-NAT]
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Martin Jeffrey says if certain candidates are elected to the city's government, it will endanger the cultivation and progress of race relations Roanoke has made.
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[IN Q=I CAN THINK]

((MARTIN JEFFREY/ROANOKE NAACP PRESIDENT; I CAN THINK OF AT LEAST TWO IF NOT THREE OF THE CANDIDATES WHO HAVE NOT ARTICULATED ANY COHERENT, PLAUSIBLE, RATIONAL STRATEGIES AROUND THOSE ISSUES AND IT HASN'T BEEN BECAUSE OF A LACK OF QUESTIONS SURROUNDING THOSE ISSUES.))
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Jeffrey suggests that the public scrutinize how each candidate addresses concerns.
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((JEFFREY; SOME OF THEM ARE HAVING SOME VERY OBVIOUS DIFFICULTIES PUTTING THOUGHTS TOGETHER REGARDING THE ISSUES OR EVEN IDENTIFYING ANY ISSUES OF REVELANCE TO THE ELECTORATE AT LARGE.))
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[E-1-Roanoke-Council]


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The end of the road comes Tuesday for Roanoke's seven city council candidates.
That's when voters decide who will fill three council seats.
Joe Dashiell profiles the Democratic contenders.
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[IN Q=With two incumbents]
[SUPER=01-Bill White/(D) Roanoke City Council; :23]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Nelson Harris/(D) Roanoke City Council; :52]
[SUPER=01-Alvin Hudson/(D) City Council Candidate; 1:18]
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((With two incumbents and a strong challenger, city democrats are hoping for a sweep in next Tuesday's election.

But for Bill White, the campaign couldn't come at a worse time. As a Certified Public Accountant, tax season is busy enough without an election.
Still, the former school board member has campaigned hard, and says he believes his experience as a businessman and a two-term council member will pay off at the polls.
[SOT WHITE 11:01:31]
[IN Q=I'm proud of that record]

((BILL WHITE/D- ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: I'M PROUD OF THAT RECORD. I'M PROUD OF THE VOTES I'VE TAKEN AND I'VE LEARNED A LOT. AND I KNOW SOME VOTED THAT I'D DO DIFFERENT, TOO. SO I'M NO FOOL. THAT EXPERIENCE GIVES YOU AN IDEA TO DO THE PEOPLE'S WORK BETTER IN THE FUTURE.)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=better in the future.]


Like White, the Reverend Nelson Harris served on the school board before coming to council. First elected to an unexpired term two years ago, Harris is seeking his first full term.
At the center of his campaign, Nelson says, is his attention to citizens concerns and a long-term view of the city's business.
[SOT HARRIS 10:22:54]
[IN Q=Twenty and thirty]

((NELSON HARRIS/D- ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: TWENTY AND THIRTY YEARS FROM NOW I'LL STILL BE WORKING AND LIVING IN ROANOKE AND MY CHILDREN WILL HAVE BEEN RAISED HERE. AND SO I ALWAYS HAVE THAT IN THE BACK OF MY MIND WHEN COUNCIL IS CONDUCTING ITS BUSINESS.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=conducting its business.]


The wild card in the race may well be Alvin Hudson. After 20 years as sheriff, he is popular and well-known, and his election would mean that one of the incumbents won't be coming back.
Hudson says he's a problem solver, a good listener and an experienced observor.
[SOT HUDSON 10:50:19]
[IN Q=We've got a good staff]

((ALVIN HUDSON/D-CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE: WE'VE GOT A GOOD STAFF DOWN THERE, BUT SOMETIMES THEY JUST GET A LITTLE LAX AND I THINK WE NEED AS A COUNCIL TO MAKE SURE THAT ARE RESPONSIVE TO THE PEOPLE OUT THERE. THAT'S WHO WE WORK FOR.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=who we work for.]


Tomorrow, a look at two republicans with different approaches to the council campaign.

Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))[2-Scores]


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In sports, San Antonio is the first Western Conference team to reach the conference semifinals after whipping Phoenix 99-to-80.
For yesterday's scores, let's check the scoreboards.
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Danville rescue crews have called off the search for a man who apparently drowned.
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[VO-NAT]
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Authorities are not releasing the name of the man they believe fell into the Dan River yesterday.
This was the scene at Dan Daniel Memorial Park last night.
Recovery teams combed the water near this low dam-- where there is a dangerous undertow.
A witness says he saw the man slip from a ledge while he was scooping up fish in a net.
Recovery personnel say if someone gets caught in this undertow, there's not much hope of survival.
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[IN Q=He had a net]

((BILLY WYATT/DANVILLE LIFESAVING WATER UNIT: HE HAD A NET WITH SHAD IN IT AND HE WOULDN'T LET GO. THE TURBULENCE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE DAM WAS SO STRONG IT PULLED HIM UNDER AND ONCE IT PULLS SOMEBODY UNDER IT WON'T LET THEM GO. (COVERED WITH VIDEO) YOU MAY NEVER FIND THEM OR IT COULD SPIT THEM OUT. THEY COULD COME DOWN STREAM. IT'S HARD TO TELL.))
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[VO-NAT]


Recovery teams say safety concerns keep them from continuing the search.
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[2-E-Danville-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=chu]
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Murder charges have been filed against a Danville man following a shooting.
Authorities say Laquan (LA-KWAN) Stone went to his ex-wife's home at the Town and Country Apartments around 1:30 yesterday morning.
That's where he allegedly shot Alvin Averett, Junior in the head.
Stone is in the Danville City Jail, held without bail.

[E-Bookstore-Shooting]


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The January shooting of a bookstore owner has resulted in an indictment against a Danville man.
25-year old Joseph Ebans faces charges of malicious wounding and robbery.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/January 5;]


Police say Ebans walked into the Religious Book Center, robbed the owner, then shot him twice in the chest.
Fred Bevill made a full recovery.
He says he saw the man who shot him and has already identified Ebans as the triggerman.
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A guilty verdict has been handed down in the trial of two Richmond brothers accused of murdering two police officers-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fayetteville, NC;]


A North Carolina jury yesterday convicted Kevin and Tilmon Golphin of first degree murder-
The widows of the officers want the death penalty.
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((BARBARA HATHCOCK/VICTIM'S WIDOW: I WOULD HAVE TO SAY I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THEM TAKEN OFF THE EARTH AND PEOPLE LIKE THAT THEY'RE EVIL.)) [21:24:02] ((DIXIE LOWRY/VICTIM'S WIDOW: FBI REALLY BELIEVE THEY DESERVE THE DEATH PENALTY THEY TOOK MY HUSBAND I WILL NEVER GET HIM BACK.))
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[OUT Q=never get him back.]
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The teenage brothers admitted they shot the officers- but claimed they never meant to kill them.
The shooting happened during a traffic stop on I-95 last year.
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[E-Lexington-Squad]


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[TAPE#=98-24 TC 55:15]
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A former Lexington rescue squad volunteer faces two counts of sexual battery.
The alleged offense apparently occurred while Donald Paxton Grant was responding to an emergency call.
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[SUPER=07-Donald "Butch" Grant;:18]
[SUPER=01-Jon Ellestad/Lexington City Manager;:44]
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[OUT Q=SM News 7.]

((A call for help turned into a sexual assualt last February--that according to state police.
Authorities maintain Donald Paxton Grant--also known as--"Butch"-- sexually assualted two victims of a traffic accident Febraury first.
Grant maintains his innocence.
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[SOT 14.31.34 - 14.31.41]
[IN Q=I just exposed]

((BUTCH GRANT:I JUST EXPOSED WHAT I HAD TO EXPOSE AND CHECKED WHAT I HAD TO CHECK. YOU DIDN'T TOUCH THEM INAPPROPRIATELY? NO MA'AM I DIDN'T.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=ma'am I didn't.]


The Lexington Rescue Squad suspended Grant February fourth, a few days after state police began their investigation.

They say he'll remain suspended pending the outcome of his court case.
Meanwhile, Grant continues to be an employee for the city of Lexington's Public Works Department.
A position the city's manager says is NOT affected by the charges.
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[SOT 13.54.35 - 13.54.50]
[IN Q=The city's position]

((JON ELLESTAD/LEXINGTON'S CITY MANAGER: THE CITY'S POSITION IS THAT BUTCH IS AN EMPLOYEE OF THE CITY AND THE CHARGES AT THIS POINT IN TIME ARE JUST CHARGES AND THEY DON'T IMPACT ON HIS JOB OR THE WAY HE PERFORMS HIS JOB. AND, UNTIL THAT MIGHT BE THE CASE WE'RE NOT GOING TO TAKE ANY KIND OF A POSITION ON IT.)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=position on it.]


Grant is scheduled to appear in Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Monday, May fourth.

Stacey Martin News 7.))[E-Bedford-Abuse]


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The father and brother of a ten-year-old Bedford COunty girl face charges of abusing her.
The girl's 17-year old brother is charged with forcible rape, forcible sodomy and sexual battery. Police say the charges stem from activities over the past four months.
The girl's father is charged with malicious wounding after allegedly beating her.

No names are being released to protect the identity of the young girl.[2-LEWINSKY]


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[WRITER=MEL]
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No comment from Monica Lewinsky following news reports that a federal judge has ruled she "does not" have immunity from prosecution.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[4:02:50 ]
C-B-S News is reporting that the judge, in a sealed ruling, found that Lewinsky could be prosecuted if its proven that she lied in a sworn testmiony about an alleged sexual relationship with President Clinton.
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles;]


But her Lawyer says Lewinsky hasn't received a copy of any or order or an opinion.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( WILLIAM GINSBERG/LEWINSKY ATTORNEY:EITHER WE'VE BEEN CHEATED... AND HAVEN'T GOTTEN THE ORDER OR OPINION... OR THE NETWORKS HAVE MADE UP A WONDERFUL STORY AND YOU PEOPLE ARE DOING WHAT WOULD BE EXPECTED. ))
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[OUT Q=as I expect you would.]
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[VO-NAT]


Ginsburg says if he did indeed lose the ruling, he will appeal.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=BILL CLINTON]


President Clinton is sure to face questions about Monica Lewinsky and the Whitewater probe when he goes before reporters this afternoon.

It's his first news conference this year, without another national leader at his side.[3-Sports]


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To sports now, the Salem Avalanche racks up win number 3 in 4 days.
Mike Stevens has highlights from last night's game with the Danville 97's.
Good Morning Mike.
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[OUT Q=nice Thursday everybody.]



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[Lottery ]


Pick 3/Pick 4/Cash 5/Lotto
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[Health-Check]


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[WRITER=chr]
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[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In medical news, the first round of testing in the U-S on a controversial abortion pill is finished.
Rick Jackson has details in this morning's Health check.
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((ONCAM=RICK

((on camera))

A CONTROVERSIAL ABORTION PILL `PASSES' ITS FIRST FORMAL TESTING IN THE UNITED STATES.
VT=VO

((vo))
RESEARCHERS SAY RU-486 SUCCESSFULLY ENDED PREGNANCIES IN 92 PERCENT OF THE WOMEN STUDIED.
ALTHOUGH THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION DECLARED THE DRUG `SAFE', IN 1996, THE AGENCY HAD REQUESTED MORE TESTING BE DONE.
THE FINDINGS ARE IN TODAY'S ISSUE OF THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE.//

VT=VO

((vo))

THE SO-CALLED "WONDER DRUG" VIAGRA HAS HEALTH INSURERS ASKING THE QUESTION: WHEN IS IT TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING?
IT CERTAINLY SEEMS LIKE EVERYONE HAS BEEN TRYING TO GET THEIR HANDS ON THE MALE IMPOTENCY DRUG.. EVER SINCE IT HIT THE MARKET.
NOW HEALTH INSURERS ARE DEMANDING DOCTORS PROVE THEIR PATIENTS REALLY NEED THE DRUG.
INSURERS ARE ALSO TRYING TO DECIDE HOW MANY OF THE 10-DOLLAR PILLS SHOULD MAKE UP A MONTHLY SUPPLY.. SINCE VIAGRA IS USED ON AN AS-NEEDED BASIS.//

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((vo))

AND HEALTH EXPERTS SAY PATIENTS WITH ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE CAN DO A LOT FOR THEIR CONDITION BY SITTING-- IN ROCKING CHAIRS.
A TWO-YEAR STUDY, COMPLETED AT A NURSING HOME IN ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, FOUND THAT ELDERLY PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA WERE ABLE TO RELIEVE THEIR ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION.. BY ROCKING BACK AND FORTH FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME.
RESEARCHERS SAY THE DAILY ROCKING ALSO IMPROVED BALANCE AND EASED PAIN.
THE STUDY WAS FUNDED BY THE NEW YORK STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT.

AND THAT'S A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS.
I'M RICK JACKSON, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK))
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In Campbell County, Patrick Henry Girls Home residents are looking to the public for help after a devastating fire.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rustburg]


The blaze destroyed the Home's horse barn and killed eight show horses Tuesday night.. authorities haven't determined a cause.
Patrick Henry takes in troubled teens from across central Virginia, and officials say the riding program helped the girls learn responsiblity and organization.
The Home has a horse show scheduled for late May.. they hope to be back on their feet by then.
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Botetourt County has plans to overhaul the sheriff's department radio system -- until then, deputies are getting trapped in dead spots.
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When officers spend most of their day on the road-- the radio is essential.
It's their only link back to base and to each other.
But there are several spots in the county where the 19-50's technology just does not work.
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((HE'S BY HIMSELF. HE HAS NO MEANS TO LET ANYBODY KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THAT SITUATION. HE'S GOING TO GET HURT.))
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The county says it will soon spend four and a half million dollars on a NEW radio system, complete with three more towers.
The more powerful radios should be on the road by this time next year.
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Police in South Boston want your help finding the suspects who scammed an elderly woman out of eight-thousand dollars.
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Police want to identify the woman caught on this bank surveillence video.
They say she and another woman approached two elderly women Friday-- claiming to have found thousands of dollars.
The con-artists told the senior citizens they would share the money if they put up 10-thousand dollars "in good faith."
The woman caught on this tape helped one of the seniors withdraw 8-thousand dollars from her bank account.
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If you recognize the suspect, South Boston police ask you to call them.

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The United States will continue to support Israel's efforts against Palestinians--that according to a Roanoke Jewish church leader.
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Rabbi Kathy Cohen says there are strong ties between the history of the Israel state and this country.
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((RABBI KATHY COHEN/TEMPLE EMANUEL; I THINK THAT THE UNITED STATES IS BEGINNING TO UNDERSTAND JUST HOW IMPORTANT A DEMOCRATIC FREE COUNTRY IN THE MIDDLE EAST IS AND I THINK THAT THE DREAMS OF ISRAEL ARE VERY SIMILAR TO THE DREAMS OF AMERICA IN ITS EARLY FOUNDING.))
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Cohen says the state of Israel remains so important to Jews worldwide because it represents a sense of sacredness.
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((COHEN; IT IS THE PLACE WHERE JEWS HAVE ALWAYS DREAMED OF A FREE EXISTENCE THERE. IT IS THE PLACE OF OUR PRAYER BOOKS. JERUSALEM TO US SYMBOLIZES A SORT OF JERUSALEM ON HIGH A SPIRITUAL HEAVEN HERE ON EARTH.))
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Cohen is also confident that there will be a peace process for the Jewish country in her lifetime--despite its diffic

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In Sports, Michael Jordan and Scott Burrell were near-perfect as Chicago completed a three-game sweep of New Jersey 116-to-101.
For the rest of yesterday's scores, here's a look at the scoreboards.
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