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[ANCHOR=Jean]

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Up next on News 7 at 5, a surprise plea agreement in Grayson County.
Louis Ceparano will spend the rest of his life in prison.
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[VO-NAT]

and former Senator Barry Goldwater from Arizona is dead at the age of 89.
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[Wx-Heads]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


It's too early to break out such a hazy and hot forecast, but that's the story coming up next.[medical-head]


[ANCHOR=Tonya]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=tbr]
[TAPE#med heads]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]

In medical news --
Brain surgery made safer with the help of virtual reality.
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[VO-NAT]


As well as some water safety tips for summertime and protecting children from the sun now, can mean a healthier future.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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((I DIDN'T KILL HIM. HE WAS A FRIEND OF MINE. ))
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[VO-NAT]


Louis Ceparano speaks on camera for the first time after learning he's spared the death penalty.
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[5-Grayson-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#598-13]
[GRAPHIC=Louis Ceparano]


Ceparano was expected to go on trial Monday for killing a former Marine in Grayson County last summer.
But this afternoon, he entered an Alford plea which means he does not admit guilt, but agrees there's ample evidence to convict him.
[Double Boxes=Jean and Teresa/Starlink]


Teresa Hamilton joins us from Independence with more.
[Live=Teresa Full/Starlink]
[SUPER=@Teresa1;]
[SUPER=06-Independence;]
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(Rollcue:the one to blame.)

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[IN Q=Yea I'm relieved]
[SUPER=07-Louis Ceparano; :00]
[SUPER=03-Independence; :13]
[SUPER=03-Grayson Co./File Tape; :51]
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Turk/Ceparano's Attorney; :58 Quick]
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[OUT Q=Seems satisfied]



[Live=Teresa Full/Starlink]
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[Double Boxes=Teresa and Jean/Starlink]
(QUESTION: Teresa has the victim's family said anything?)


[5-Abbott]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Abbott]


A man in Pittsylvania County has been convicted of killing his wife.
A jury took just 75 minutes today to find Timothy Wayne Abbott guilty of first degree murder.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chatham/Yesterday]


Abbott had maintained that he shot his wife by accident, thinking he was firing at an intruder.
But the jury found that he killed her deliberately.
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./February 1997;]


Melissa Abbott was found shot to death at the couple's home in the Keeling section of the county last year.
The jury is now considering Abbott's sentence.
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[5-Hartman]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


Police are still looking for a motive in the murder suicide of Phil Hartman and his wife.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Today newspaper reports paint a picture of an unhappy marriage-
Reports say Hartman's wife had a problem with her temper and may have flown into a fit of jealous rage- because their marriage was ending.
[SUPER=03-Encino, CA/Yesterday;]


A friend of the couple says she knew the marriage was troubled but was shocked by the violent end.
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[SOT 14:01:57]
[IN Q=]

((IT WAS BUILDING BUT I DIDN'T EXPECT. THIS WAS COMPLETELY UNEXPECTED.))
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[OUT Q=COMPLETELY UNEXPECTED.]
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[VO-NAT]


The former star of Saturday Night Live and the series Newsradio was shot to death in his home- Police say his wife later took her own life.
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[5-Goldwater]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Barry Goldwater]


Barry Goldwater was a strong conservative voice- Today that voice was silenced.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


The longtime senator- spoke out for freedom and against too much Government.
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[SOT 14:09:08]
[IN Q=]

((BARRY GOLDWATER/FILE TAPE: WHAT'S STOPPING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FROM TELLING YOU WHAT BRAND CIGARETTE TO SMOKE WHAT SIZE WATERMELON TO EAT, WHAT KIND OF CAR TO DRIVE. I DON'T LIKE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DOING ANYTHING EXCEPT GOVERNING.))
[SUPER=10-Barry Goldwater//File Tape;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=EXCEPT GOVERNING.]
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[VO-NAT]


Goldwater made a run for the Presidency in 1964 but was defeated by Lyndon Johnson.
His language was sometimes coarse- but he was rarely misunderstood.
Barry Goldwater was 89.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=DCU]
[TAPE#598-17 TC56:41]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Some Lynchburg employees could've used rain gear when they came to work this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Sometime between two and three this mrning, a waterpipe burst in the Allied Arts Building in downtown.
The water flooded offices damaging the ceiling and floors- and creating a hassle for employees.
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[SOT 02-01-36]
[IN Q=I think we]

((TODD DOVEL/PLANT MANAGER OF KIDDS SERVICES: I THINK WE HAD A HALF INCH WATER PIPE BREAK ON THE ELEVETH FLOOR-FLOODING THE ELEVENTH FLOOR THROUGH THE GROUND FLOOR ALL THE WAY TO THE BASEMENT. WE'VE PUMPED ABOUT FIFTEEN HUNDRED GALLONS IN THE LAST FOUR HOURS. RICHARD P. CUNNINGHAM/ATTORNEY: WELL OF COURSE WE'VE GOT WET FLOORS AND ALL, BUT WE'VE SALVAGED MOST OF THE FILES AND WE'VE GOT THE EQUIPMENT.. EVERYTHINGS BEEN SALVAGED WITH THE EXCEPTION OF MY DEAR ANTIQUE HERE.))
[SUPER=01-Todd Dovel/Kidds Services; :00]
[SUPER=01-Richard Cunningham/Attorney; :12]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q= dear antique here]
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[VO-NAT]


The WDBJ Lynchburg Bureau was also flooded, but clean up crews say the building will be back to normal by Monday.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=tbr]
[TAPE#tease 1]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


The Moneta Bypass is open, but not without some last-minute controversy.
That story is still ahead on News-7 at Five.
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[VO-NAT]


And movie stars may be moving into the governor's mansion in Richmond.
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[ANCHOR=TONYA]


On Health Check, doctors say most of the sun damage that causes skin cancer occurs during childhood.
So how do you protect yourself?
[ANCHOR=Jean]


And Mike Stevens has qualifying from Dover.
There's lots more ahead after this. [cc sponsor]
Comm Break#1


[5-Moneta-Bypass]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5p]
[WRITER=ach]
[TAPE#=598-15 TC43:45]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Bedford County cut the ribbon on the new Moneta bypass today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Moneta]

The new road cost the state more than seven million dollars. They created the bypass after many people raised safety concerns about the existing railroad crossing. They feared rescue crews would be blocked from an emergency scene by a passing or stopped train.
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[SOT]
[IN Q= FROM A LAW ENFORCEMENT]

((MIKE BROWN/SHERIFF; FROM A LAW ENFORCEMENT STAND POINT IT CREASES SAFETY TO THE RESIDENTS OF MONETA AND TO THE THOUSANDS AND THOUSAND RESIDENTS WHO COME TO SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE))
[SUPER=01-Mike Brown/Bedford Co. Sherriff]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=Smith Mountain Lake.]
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[VO-NAT]

One woman interrupted the ceremony to present a petition from 700 residents who want the road to stay open.
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[SOT]
[IN Q= WE WANT TO]

((VICKY HAMM/MONETA RESIDENT; WE WANT TO SAVE SOME OF THE OLD HISTORY TOO WE CAN PROGRESS INTO THE FUTURE WITHOUT DESTROYING THE OLD))
[SUPER=01-Vicky Hamm/Moneta Resident;]
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[OUT Q=destroying the old]
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[VO-NAT]

The road will open some time next week.
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[5-ITT]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5pm]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=598-16 TC51:23]
[GRAPHIC=Warner]


Virginia's senior Senator is calling on President Clinton to meet with world leaders and discuss the threat of a new nuclear arms race.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


Senator John Warner said yesterday's testing of nuclear weapons in Pakistan proves we're living in a world that's getting more dangerous.
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[SOT 14 10 30]
[IN Q=i hope the president]

((SEN. JOHN WARNER: I HOPE THE PRESIDENT, AND I DO THIS WITH GREAT RESPECT FOR HIM AS THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE ARMED FORCES, INITIATES A CONFERENCE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO MEET WITH LEADERS OF INDIAN AND PAKISTAN AND PERHAPS OTHER WORLD LEADERS, TO MEET AND TRY TO RESOLVE THIS RACE AND LESSEN THE TENSION.))
[SUPER=@Warner;]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=lessen the tension]
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[VO-NAT]


Warner was in Roanoke County this afternoon, dedicating a new wing of the I-T-T night-vision complex.
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[5-Clancy-Film]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#598-18 TC54:22]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Virginia's Executive Mansion is playing host to Hollywood again.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape;]


The makers of a miniseries by Tom Clancy scouted the mansion today as a location.
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Today;]


Governor Jim Gilmore says they were warned about needed repairs.
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[SOT 23:25:25]
[IN Q=They know]

((THEY KNOW ABOUT THOSE. ROXANE THIS MORNING TOLD THEM-- THEY SAID WE'RE GONNA BRING IN THIS MANY PEOPLE AND THIS MUCH EQUIPMENT AND SHE SAID JUST MAKE SURE YOUR EQUIPMENT DOESN'T END UP THROUGH THE FLOOR. SO WE'RE CONCERNED ABOUT IT.))

[SUPER=@Gilmore;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=about it.]
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[TALENT=Jean]
[SS=None]


The Executive Mansion is slated for a renovation.
Meanwhile, the Virginia Film Office today confirmed that Dreamworks is coming to Richmond in August.

That's when they'll shoot a Sandra Bullock and Ben Affleck romance called "Forces of Nature."[tease#2]



[ANCHOR=JEAN]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


It's a light-hearted fundraiser for a serious cause.
Here's Patrick.
[LIVE=Patrick Full]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]

[ STOCKS]

[COMM BREAK#2][5-HEART-ASSOCIATION]



[ANCHOR=JEAN]
[NEWSCAST=FIVE]
[WRITER=pev]
[TAPE#598-]
[GRAPHIC=American Heart Association]


The Heart Association is looking forward to a "Light-Hearted Evening", literally, coming up tomorrow night.
[Double Boxes=Jean and Patrick/Microwave]


As Patrick Evans explains, this is a major fund-raiser in the fight to cure Heart Disease, and he has all the details at the Roanoke Airport Marriott.
[Live=Patick Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Patrick1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]
[SUPER=01-Richard Schultz/American Heart Association;]
[SUPER=01-Stan Kingma/Stan Kingma's Virginians;]
(roll after supering Stan)
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[Dissolve to Full Screen]HEART ASSOC. BOARD
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Qualifying is underway today in Dover for the M-B-N-A 400.
Mike Stevens will have the latest.
[ANCHOR=Tonya]

Coming up in tonight's health check report -- We'll tell you why your child may be at higher risk for skin cancer.
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[VO-NAT]

And now that most of the public and private pools in Roanoke are officially opened, lifeguards have some advice for parents on how to make fun in the sun safe.
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[SOT 15 57 13]
[IN Q=What our]

((SAM CALHOUN/LIFEGUARD:WHAT OUR MAIN GOAL IS FOR EVERY KID TO HAVE A FUN DAY AT THE POOL AND YOU CAN'T DO THAT IF YOU GET HURT.))
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=you get hurt.]

[health bump]
[Comm Break#3]


[six-preview]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#six preview]


Here's one of the stories were working on for News 7 at Six.
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[VO-NAT]


Federal programs for the elderly, like Meals on Wheels were the creation of the 19-65 Older Americans Act.
But in the last few years, Congress has failed to re- authorize the legislation.
That's causing concern and uncertainty over how much longer these programs can contine.
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[SOT 10:01:08]
[IN Q=If the funding]

((DORA HENDRICK/MEALS-ON-WHEELS SUPERVISOR: IF THE FUNDING STAYS LEVEL, WE'LL BE LUCKY TO MEET OUR GOALS BECAUSE THE NEED IS GROWING. ))
[SUPER=01-Dora Hendrick/Meals on Wheels Supervisor;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=need is growing]
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[VO-NAT]


That's because the aging population is the FASTEST GROWING population.
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We'll have more on the story, and a lot of other good things, on News 7 at 6, coming up in about 45 minutes.

[5-Brain-Surgery]


[ANCHOR=Tonya]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Health Check Bug]


And when it comes to a serious problem like a brain tumor, now surgeons can remove them with the help of virtual reality.
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[VO-NAT]

[10:39:27]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, Il]


The procedure begins with a typical M-R-I, which creates a series of two-dimensional cross-sections of different levels of the brain.
In the operating room, those two dimensional images are stacked by a computer.
The result-- surgeons can manipulate the virtual copy of a patient's head any way they want and see the tumor in three dimensions.
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[SOT]

[10:40:06]
[IN Q=we can determine]

((DR. MARTIN HERMAN/LUTHERAN GENERAL HOSPITAL; WE CAN DETERMINE EXACTLY HOW DEEP THE TUMOR GOES BY LINING UP THE EDGE OF THE GREEN LINE TO THE BOTTOM EDGE OF THE TUMOR. AND THIS IS ALL WITHOUT EVER PENETRATING THE SKULL. CORRECT.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Martin Herman/Lutheran General Hospital;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=skull. Correct.]
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[VO-NAT]


That allows surgeons to make the smallest possible hole in the skull.
The tumor is right where surgeons expect it and they can remove it.
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[5-Pool-Safety]


[ANCHOR=Tonya]
[NEWSCAST=5pm]
[WRITER=ach]
[TAPE#=598-19 TC46:54]
[GRAPHIC=Pool Safety]

Local swimming pools are officialy open for the summer, but whether your an expert or a beginner, there are certain rules children and parents should know about safety. Intern reporter Aleesha Chaney has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's summer]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]
[SUPER=01-Sam Calhoun/Lifeguard;]
[SUPER=01-Jenny Pugh/Pool Manager;]
[SUPER=01-Natasha Wright/Lifeguard;]
[SUPER=19-Aleesha Chaney/Reporting;]
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[OUT Q=News 7 Healthcheck]

((It's summer, a time when a lot of kids head to the pool. For many of them, it's one of the great summer past times.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's a fun]

((SAM CALHOUN/LIFEGUARD:ITS A FUN PLACE BUT IT ALSO CAN BE A DANGEROUS PLACE.)) [RUNS:03]
[OUT Q=dangerous place]

In fact, dangerous enough to be the third leading cause of accidental death in the U.S. That's one reason these pool safety rules are so important.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Don't run]

((SAM CALHOUN/LIFEGUARD: DON'T RUN, KEEP IT DOWN, ONE PERSON ON THE DIVING BOARD AT A TIME. )) [RUNS:04]
[OUT Q=at a time]

Lifeguards strongly enforce these rules because they know firsthand what can happen when kids break the rules.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=They'll swim]

((JENNY PUGH/POOL MANAGER: THEY'LL SWIM INTO THE DEEP END AND IF THEY ARE TOO YOUNG AND IF THEY AREN'T A STRONG SWIMMER AND THEY SOMETIMES GET IN OVER THEIR HEAD)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=over their heads]

Even though there are lifeguards to help in situations like that, parental supervision is strongly encouraged.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=When parents]

((NATASHA WRIGHT/LIFEGUARD: WHEN PARENTS BRING THESE KIDS TO THE POOL KEEP AN EYE ON THEM TO HELP OUT THE LIFEGUARDS SO THAT NOTHING WILL HAPPEN .)) [RUNS:06]
[OUT Q=the lifeguards]

An extra eye is usually needed on things such as this slide becuase when its not used properly it can be dangerous for all involved (stand up)
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=If you're not]

((JENNY PUGH/ POOL MANAGER: IF YOU'RE NOT PAYING ATTENTION KIDS WILL GO DOWN THE SLIDE RIGHT ON TOP OF ANOTHER KID.)) [RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=another kid]

Not only can things such as slides and diving boards be a potential problem, but so can the sun-that is when you are overexposed to it.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I haven't worn]

((SAM CALHOUN/LIFEGUARD: I HAVEN'T WORN SUNBLOCK AND I'VE GOTTEN FIRST DEGREE BURNS AND ITS REAL DANGEROUS AND IT CAN LEAD TO SKIN CANCER LATER IN LIFE AND MOST PEOPLE DON'T KNOW THAT.)) [RUNS:09]
[OUT Q=don't know that]

Also, what most people don't realize is that being in the sun too long can create problems when trying to swim.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Take care]

((JENNY PUGH/POOL MANAGER: TAKE CARE FROM THE SUN DON'T GET OVER EXHAUSTED OR OVER HEATED BECAUSE YOU CAN GO UNDER A LOT )) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=hot and tired]

These might seem like a lot of safety rules to follow but they help for a safe day at the pool. Aleesha chaney, News

7 Healthcheck.)) [5-Kid-Sunburn]


[ANCHOR=Tonya]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Skin Cancer]


Skin Cancer is the most common cancer in the U-S.
Doctors say effective prevention begins in childhood.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Diego, CA]


Children with fair complexions and light eyes are at high risk for skin cancer.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]

[10:36:35]
[IN Q=We keep a ]

((BETH MALLON/MOTHER; WE KEEP A CLOSE EYE ON EVERY MOLE THAT'S ON HIS BODY AND WATCH FOR CHANGES IN SHAPE AND COLOR.))

[SUPER=01-Beth Mallon/Mother]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=shape and color.]
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[VO-NAT]


Changes in the shape and color of moles are the first warning signs of skin cancer.
Doctors say that much of the sun damage that causes melanoma occurs in childhood.
Children can protect themselves by wearing hats, visors, and sunglasses.
Doctors say always wear sunscreen, especially those with Titanium Dioxide.
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[S5-Qualify]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=5pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-1]
[GRAPHIC=TICKER]


Welcome everybody to a hot a end of the work week ticker that begins with a hot lap in Dover.
[graphic=dover]


Winston Cup qualifying took place this afternoon on the monster mile and a group of Fords ganged up to surround points leader Jeff Gordon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dover, DE/SpeedVision; :00]


Gordon was on the pole for much of the afternoon and appeared to his second straight top qualifying performance.
But late in the afternoon, Rusty Wallace went out and not only beat Gordon but set a new qualifying record at the track with a 23 second circuit at 155 point 898 miles an hour.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="The..]
[SUPER=01-Rusty Wallace/MBNA Pole Winner; :00]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=...ON SUNDAY.]
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[VO-NAT CON'T]


Mark Martin qualified third, Dale Jarrett Fourth and Ricky Rudd fifth, to give Ford four cars in the top five.
Now your top 25 starters.
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[WIPE TO MOTION]
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[SUPER=X5013;]
[SUPER=0107-1. Rusty Wallace/155.898/2. Jeff Gordon//3. Mark Martin//4. Dale Jarrett//5. Ricky Rudd//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-6. Joe Nemechek//7. Rick Mast//8. Ernie Irvan//9. Kenny Irwin//10. Ward Burton//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-11. Lake Speed//12. Jeremy Mayfield//13. Dick Trickle//14. Johnny Benson//15. Jimmy Spencer//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-16. John Andretti//17. Terry Labonte//18. Mike Skinner//19. Buckshot Jones//20. Sterling Marlin;]
[SUPER=X5009]
[SUPER=0107-21. Micheal Waltrip//22. Robert Pressley//23. Ted Musgrave//24. Bill Elliott//25. Ken Schrader;]
[RUNS=:30]
[OC=...Ken Schrader]



[S5-VHSL]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-9]
[GRAPHIC=VSHL]


Court was in session this morning. It's all apart of Spring Jubilee.
The Virginia High School State Championship weekend started today and tennis was one of the first events.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


J.I. Burton took a swing at Essex in group A semi-final action.
Burton took the court at Riversedge and won nine to zero.
Radford faces Burton tomorrow morning for the championship.
The Bobcats beat Central Woodstock eight to one today.
Virginia Western Community College and courts in the New River Valley are also in use for the Single and Double A Championships.
(------------)
[Anchor=Mike]
[SS=Hold]


In Double A Girls Tennis Blacksburg beat James Monroe 7-2.
The Indians face Fort Defiance for the championship tomorrow.
The action continue tonight in soccer, baseball and softball
[graphic=ticker]


More on that at six and plenty of highlights at 11.
Also, Bobby Johnson is the new head football coach at Brookville.
Have a safe weekend everybody.

[go to break][5-Titanic-Dinner]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Titanic hype hasn't sunk yet, and now it's met high society.
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[VO-NAT]

[10:25:55]
[SUPER=03-Seattle, WA]


In Seattle, a group of diners sat down to an historic meal-- the exact menu served just hours before the Titanic hit an iceberg.
The Hotel Edgewater hosted the re-creation Thursday night. (------------) A consultant to the latest Titanic movie was brought in to make sure everything was just like it was in 1912.