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Today on News 7 at 5, the former treasurer of a homeowners association is sentenced for embezzlement.
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and several people are injured as a supermarket roof collapses near Chicago.
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As expected, heat index values topped 100 today and the same will happen tomorrow. Your weekend local and beach forecast coming up.

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On Health Check, we'll see what one health care provider is doing to help chemically dependent medical professionals.

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and there's promising news concerning at least one sexually transmitted disease.
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((MARY LOU FISHER/DEFENDANT: LIKE I SAY I'VE NEVER DONE IT BEFORE. I'VE NEVER BEEN RAISED THIS WAY AND I'M VERY REGRETFUL.))
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The treasurer of a homeowner's group makes a tearful apology for stealing the funds she was supposed to protect.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Mary Lou Fisher turned over her husband's retirement fund today -- as payback for the money she stole.
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Fisher was treasurer of a homeowners' association at Smith Mountain Lake when she took at least 24-thousand-dollars in dues.
Prosecutors say it was more like 60-thousand.
Fisher says she stole the money to pay her husband's medical bills.
Now she and her husband are pulling the last 10-thousand-dollars out of their retirement fund to repay the homeowners. [butt bites please]
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((THAT'S ALL WE HAVE. HE'S WILLING TO PAY. WE HAD SAID WE WOULD PAY SO MUCH PER MONTH. ... YESTERDAY I WORKED EXTRA TO MAKE 50-DOLLARS AND I'M WILLING TO DO ANYTHING I CAN TO PAY THE MONEY BACK.))
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Judge William Alexander said Fisher deserved to spend 15 years in prison for embezzlement, but he suspended the sentence.
He also ordered her to turn over land worth 10-thousand dollars and repay the rest of the stolen money month by month.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A roof collapsed onto shoppers at an Illinois supermarket-
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injuring ten people- and trapping an 82 year old women.
Firefighters worked for two hours removing 200 rolls of tar paper- one at a time- to reach the woman.
She suffered a broken ankle and cuts to her head.
Workers were repairing the roof when it caved in-
Witnesses said it appeared there was water on the roof from storms the night before, but no official word on what caused the roof to collapse.
The supermarket is in North Riverside- a Chicago suburb.
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The Roanoke County Supervisors have released the funding for three school construction projects.
But not before another heated discussion with members of the school board.
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((TOM LEGGETTE/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT BOTH BOARDS ARE WASTING THE FUTURE OF THE CHILDREN ON THESE IMPORTANT PROJECTS OVER MEANINGLESS PROCEDURE. IT IS A SHAME.))
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Renovations to Clearbrook and Burlington Schools, and new construction for Bonsac Elementary were hanging in the balance.
The supervisors were looking for assurances the projects will come in on budget, but school board members were unhappy with an agreement the supervisors wanted them to sign.
Ultimately, the three page document was whittled down to three paragraphs...
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((BOB JOHNSON/SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: I DO THINK THE FIDUCIARY RESPONSIBILITY OF THE BOARD HAS TO THE TAXPAYERS TO MAKE SURE THERE IS ACCOUNTABILITY, I THINK THAT POINT HAS BEEN MADE. AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR THAT PROGRESS ON A WEEKLY AND MONTHLY BASIS THROUGH THE STEERING COMMITTEE.))
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Construction will begin right away, but it will be difficult to complete renovations at Burlington and Clearbrook before the start of the school year.

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It was plenty hot today... though hardly a record-setter.
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It did not make you envy construction workers on the airport expansion project.
Anybody who works outside is used to it... it's just part of the job, sort of like the old post office slogan.
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((I WORK RAIN, SHINE, SLEET OR SNOW. I LET IT GO. Does it get to you after a while? NO. I JUST SLOW DOWN A LITTLE BIT, YOU KNOW... TRY TO DO A LOT OF WORK OF A MORNING, THEN PACE YOURSELF OF THE EVENING.))
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The heat was enough to prompt renewed calls from the power companies, urging conservation of electricity.
Virginia Power predicted demand for electricity would exceed 15-thousand megawatts today- an all-time record.
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The man accused of a brutal murder in Grayson County is set to undergo a mental evalutaion. We'll have that next.
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and there's a small measure of good news as the flames continue to burn in Central Florida.
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In Health Check, soon you will not have to pax taxes on some nonprescription drugs and there's good news in the fight againts S-T-D's.
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and Patrick Evans goes flying with the Red Baron. [cc sponsor]
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Convicted killer Henry Lee Lucas has been spared execution.
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[SUPER=@file] Texas Governor George W. Bush has commuted his

sentence to life in prison. Lucas who once lived near Blacksburg, was considered among the nation's most prolific serial killers. He confessed to 600 killings but later recanted, and Bush said there were serious doubts about his guilt in the case for which he was sentenced to die
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One day after banning home fireworks-
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Florida's governor toured his fire ravaged state by helicopter.
While huge flames still fill the sky in some regions- Governor chiles says things are improving.
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((LAWTON CHILES/FLORIDA GOVERNOR: WE'RE NOT OUT OF THE WOODS YET. WE HAVEA LOT TO DO BUT I THINK WE'RE BEGINNING TO GAIN ON IT.))
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That's good news for folks in one community-
They're returning home just 24 hours after they were evacuated- most are finding things just as they left them.
Many homes are covered with ash- but at least they're still standing.
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Emmett Cressell Junior will undergo a psychiatric evaluation.
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Attorneys for the accused murderer asked the court today to appoint a psychiatrist to examine their client.
They said in a capital murder case, the defendant's mental health is always an issue.
But the lawyers do NOT plan on using Cressell's mental instability as a defense.
The court agreed to appoint the psychiatrist AND a private investigator to help the defense build its case.
Cressell is the second of two white men to go on trial for the burning and beheading of a black man in Grayson County.
Louis Ceparano is serving life in prison after reaching a plea agreement last month.
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Danville is getting out of the sewer business.
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The city has hired a private company to operate and manage its waste water services.
American Anglian-- a New Jersey based company-- will start running Danville's treatment plant July 1st.
The move from public to private operation is expected to save the city more than one million dollars a year.
This isn't the first time Danville has privatized its services.
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((STEVE HUDSON/DANVILLE PURCHASING DIRECTOR: PRIVATIZATION IS NOT A NEW CONCEPT TO THE CITY. WE ALREADY PRIVATIZE OTHER DUTIES SUCH AS CUSTODIAL CARE AND FOOD PREPARATION AT OUR CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES. BUT THIS IS CERTAINLY THE LARGEST THE CITY HAS EVER DONE.))
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Residents should not notice any change in service or any rate increases because of the privatization.
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If you thought you saw a biplane flying over the Roanoke Valley today, you were NOT imagining things.
The Red Baron brought his vintage plane to the airport and since Snoopy was no where to be found, we sent Patrick Evans along to check things out.
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The name Red Baron conjures up two different images these days: first, a World War One flying ace and two, a frozen pizza label.
Patrick Evans says the two came together today at the Roanoke Regional Airport, and our own Fly-Boy went for the pizza, and came back with his wings.
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One of the favorites at Wimbledon makes an early exit. Mike Stevens will let us know who it is in today's two minute ticker.
[ANCHOR=Tonya]

Tonight on health check -- Medical professionals have the same rate of risk as the general populations of becoming chemically addicted -- one in ten.
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But a new treatment program at Lewis Gale is helping meet their unique needs.
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((DR. JITENDRA DESAI/PSYCHIATRIST: THE HEALTH CARE COMMUNITY HAS ALWAYS OBSERVED A CONSPIRACY OF SILENCE AND IF THEY KNOW ABOUT SOMEBODY'S IMPAIRMENT THEY DON'T WANT TO CONFRONT THAT INDIVIDUAL.))
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Chemical dependency is a disease that doesn't discriminate among it's victims -- doctors, nurses, social workers and pharmacists are at particular risk.
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Lewis Gale Center for Behavioral Health is offering a new treatment program for health care workers. It's only one of two sites in the state. The new program raises the success rate for recovery from drug and alcohol abuse.
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((DR. JITENDRA DESAI/PSYCHIATRIST:NATIONALLY THE STATISTICS FOR CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY TREATMENT ARE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF 50-PERCENT WHEREAS FOR THE PROFESSIONALS WITH THE HELP OF THE MONITORING IS AS HIGH AS 80-PERCENT.))
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Previously, regulations for treatment and monitoring were only covered by doctors. Virginia Monitoring Incorporated is working with Lewis Gale to track the patients continuing care. The program was established in the 1997 Virginia General Assembly. It's a typical 12 step program using a therapeutic approach.




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Remember 1990, when Governor Doug Wilder got rid of the tax on NON-prescription drugs?
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That tax cut was finally funded in the budget that begins next week.
But it's put drug stores in a quandary, trying to decide which products are taxable and which are NOT.
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((TOMMY THOMPSON/PHARMACIST: RIGHT NOW, YOU CAN GO TO ONE STORE AND GET AN ITEM AND PROBABLY PAY TAX ON IT...UP TO INTERPRETATION.))
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Peroxide, for instance is NON-taxable.
Toothpaste is taxed.
But then there's toothpaste with peroxide.
The fun begins for pharmacists next Wednesday.
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Trigon is going back to square one on eye care for its Healthkeepers managed care customers.
After a flood of criticism from customers, doctors, and editorial writers, Trigon is going back to its original eye care referral policy.
That means customers can get a referral to an opthalmologist from their primary care doctor.
The company briefly had imposed a process for referrals through optometrists-- who are NOT physicians.

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A devastating sexually transmitted disease is rapidly becoming a thing of the past.
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The Centers for Disease Control says the number of syphilis cases in America has declined 84 percent this decade.
That's the Lowest level in 50 years.
Health officials say syphilis infections have dropped sharply due to an increased awareness about the disease.
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However there is concern that rates are not falling as fast in the African-American Community.

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Teen Pregnancies are also on the decline.
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The C-D-C says the number of teenagers having babies has dropped significantly around the country.
Officials say more young people are practicing abstinence and those who are having sex are using contraception.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


In Sports, the Winston Cup Stars are out on the West Coast
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With that and News of some local All-Stars, Here's Mike Stevens.

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Welcome everybody to the start of a redhot weekend in more ways than one.
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The Winston Cup stars are way out west in Sonomo, California for Sunday's Save Mart 350 on the road course.
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One of the guys to keep an eye on this weekend is Mark Martin. So far in 98, Martin has won four events, the Winston, recorded 11 top ten finishes, and pocketed over $1 point 7 million dollars.
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Qualifying just began about 10 minutes ago out in Sonoma. Rich Bickle was the first driver on the track and Jeff Gordon went out second. I'll have an update on the time trials tonight at six.
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The Roanoke Valley All-Stars Football Clinic kicks off this Monday at Rivers Edge and Victory Stadium. 300 youngsters have already signed up and spaces are filling up fast.
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The June 29th through July first camp features NFL stars Ronde and Tiki Barber. For those who just want to show up Monday, there are still openings for the youngest age group.
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Lots of rain and an upset highlight today's action at Wimbledon.
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Just eight matches were completed today before the rains came.
One of those saw seven time Wimbledon champ Steffi Graf lose in straight sets to Natasha Zvereva 6-4 and 7-5 in the third round today.
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The Avalanche hosts the 97s tonight at seven at Salem Memorial.
Have a safe weekend everybody.

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It's like having Superman's powers.. only better.
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The city of Bedford is only the second Virginia locality to outfit its police department with a thermal imaging camera.
The odd-looking device is mounted on top of a patrol car, and controlled by a joystick inside.
The camera detects heat sources, which show up as white flares on the screen.
It's useful when suspects run and hide from the police, or for finding missing persons.
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((LT. PHILLIP SULLIVAN/BEDFORD POLICE: THIS IS SOMETHING THAT EACH OFFICER IN THE DEPARTMENT WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO USE. WE CAN USE IT IN PATROL PRACTICE, WE CAN USE IT FOR INVESTIGATIONS, WE CAN USE IT FOR NARCOTICS INVESTIGATIONS. IT WAS JUST ONE OF THE MORE PRACTICAL THINGS WE COULD THIS ASSET FORFEITURE MONEY FOR.))
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The cost of the camera.. about ten thousand dollars.. was paid for with money seized from area drug dealers.
Alexandria is the only other Virginia locality to use the cameras.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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It was a HOT event on top of New York's World Trade Center, but not just because of the weather. It was a HOT DOG eating contest.
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Nathan's Famous hot dog store in Coney Island recently held the qualifying round for its annual Fourth of July contest.
For this round, civil servants gathered to see who could eat the most dogs.
Charles Hardy, a corrections officer, was the winner -- eating 16 and a half tube steaks dogs in 12 minutes. He beat out the other contestants, but he will have to do better if he plans to win the big contest on July 4th.
The current record of 24 and a half hot dogs was set last year by a 130 pound man from Japan.
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