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[ANCHOR=Jean]

On News 7 at 5, a jury is deciding what a fatal Drunk Driving accident will cost a Roanoke County teen,
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and a Lynchburg man says he heard voices just before he led police on a chase in a stolen ambulance.
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Today's light showers give way to continued humidity and patchy fog tonight.

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On health check -- Why is it harder for African Americans to quit smoking?
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And water babies -- a controversial swimming method is being condemned by local safety groups.
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A local jury decides what a fatal drunk driving accident will cost a Roanoke County teenager.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=tbr]
[TAPE#598-28 52:16]
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A Roanoke County jury has awarded the family of a drunk driving accident victim more than one million dollars in damages.
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Keith Humphry has the verdict in the case of Bonnie Kitts.
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(Rollcue: first 200 thousand dollars of today's judgment.)
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5pm]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=598-24 52:16]
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The crash that killed 7 people in Botetourt County is now the focus of a special investigation.
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An engineer from the State Crash Investigation Team spent the morning looking over the wreckage.
He'll also look at the highway where it happened, searching for any structural problems that may have contributed to the accident.
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[IN Q=everytime you]
[SUPER=01-David McAllister/Crash Investigation Team;]

((DAVE MCALLISTER/CRASH INVESTIGATION TEAM; EVERY TIME YOU HAVE A CRASH, IT'S A BREAKDOWN BETWEEN THE DRIVER, THE VEHICLE AND THE ROADWAY, AND IF WE CAN ISOLATE THAT OR OTHER CAUSAL FACTORS WE'RE IN A MUCH BETTER POSITION TO TRY TO PREVENT OTHER CRASHES FROM OCCURRING))
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Wrecker service operator Hugh Simmons has seen several accidents on that particular section of highway.
He says it's especially dangerous when it rains.
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((HUGH SIMMONS/HUGH'S BODY SHOP; IT'S COMING OFF THE MOUNTAIN THERE, THEN IF YOU'RE GOING SOUTH, IT'S COMING DOWN FROM THE ARCADIA EXIT, COMING DOWN THE INTERSTATE, SO YOU'VE GOT WATER IN BOTH DIRECTIONS.))
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The investigation could take several months.
If it finds any safety defects in the road, the team will report them to the state highway department.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Police say a Campbell County man who led authorities on a short chase in a stolen ambulance will likely "not" face any criminal charges.
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51-year old Dennis Ray Carter told police earlier in the day that he was hearing voices in his head.
They took him to Lynchburg General Hospital to have him checked out.
That's when Carter drove off in a Brookneal Rescue Squad ambulance parked outside the emergency room.
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((SGT. MARGARET BLANK/LYNCHBURG POLICE: I HAD STUCK AROUND TO MAKE SOME PHONE CALLS, NEXT THING I KNOW MR. CARTER'S WALKING OUT THE DOOR. AND SO I WENT OUT TO TRY AND FIND HIM AND I WAS FIGURING HE HAD DUCKED BEHIND ONE OF THE CARS OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT, AT WHICH POINT THE GENTLEMAN FROM BROOKNEAL SAID SOMEBODY HAD TAKEN THEIR RESCUE SQUAD.))
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Carter was apprehended after a short chase just a few blocks from Lynchburg police headquarters.
The ambulance was not damaged in the incident.
Carter is being held pending a psychiatric evaluation.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5pm]
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[TAPE#598-31 21:56]
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Prison inmate labor is a losing proposition in Virginia.
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A just-released state audit shows Virginia Correctional Enterprises was over five million dollars in debt at the end of March-- and has NO business plan for financial success.
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((WALTER KUCHARSKI/STATE AUDITOR: THE POLICYMAKERS NEED TO DECIDE WHAT THEY WANT TO DO WITH CORRECTIONAL ENTERPRISES. WHETHER IT IS A BUSINESS OR A REHABILITATION PROGRAM FOR PRISONERS. IF THEY WANT TO CONTINUE TO HAVE IT AS A BUSINESS, THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO PUT SIGNIFICANT FUNDING INTO IT.))
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The program employs inmates at 22 state prisons, in such tasks as data services and making license plates.
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One unit that makes clothing is under investigation of violating federal trade laws.
That's from a contract to make costumes for the feature film "The Island of Dr. (mor-OH) Moreau.
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Local authorities began their annual roundup of pot plants,
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and the mother of one of the Jonesboro school shooting victims urges Americans to lock up their weapons.
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[ANCHOR=Tonya]


In Health News, we'll have both sides on a controversial technique to teach infants how to survive in the water.
[ANCHOR=JEAN]


And Patrick is fiddling around at the Mill Mountain Theatre. [cc sponsor]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A woman who lost her daughter in the Jonesboro, Arkansas school shootings is calling on all Americans to lock up their guns.
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Suzann Wilson's daughter Britthney was one of four girls killed in the March shooting.
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Today Wilson stood by the President making a plea to gun owners.
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((SUZANN WILSON/VICTIM'S MOTHER: BUT TO EVERY GUN OWNER IN AMERICA I WANT TO SAY PLEASE PLEASE FOR THE SAKE OF THE CHILDREN LOCK UP YORU GUNS. DON'T LET YOUR CHILDREN BORROW A GUN. DON'T LET YOUR CHILDREN STEAL A GUN. BE RESPONSIBLE.))
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President Clinton announced new regulations requiring all federally licensed gun shops to post signs and isue warnings on youth handgun possession.
He's also calling on Congress to pass laws that would hold parents responsible if children get a hold of their guns.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Tired of getting offers for credit cards in the mail?
One consumer group says companies mailing credit offers is like liquor companies mailing samples-
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((STEPHEN BROBECK/CONSUMER FEDERATION: WE KNOW SOME CONSUMERS WOULD THROW THEM AWAY. OTHERS WOULD DRINK THEM IN MODERATION AND SOME CONSUMERS WOULD DRINK TO EXCESS. WOULD WE NOT HOLD THESE LIQUOR COMPANIES AT LEAST PARTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY RESULTING PROBLEMS?))
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Brobeck says it's hypocritical that banks support legislation making consumers more accountable for their debt when declaring bankruptcy- yet they continue to mass-mail applications.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A new survey by the National League of Cities reports that seven out of 10 American cities are in strong financial shape.
Roanoke was part of that survey, but the Star City reported its financial outlook is not that rosy.
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City officials said Roanoke will be "less able" to meet its financial needs in the coming years.
One reason is:
Roanoke predicts it won't collect as much car-tax as the city had first estimated.
And Director of Finance Jim Grisso said the city is also getting a lower-than expected windfall from the sales tax.
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((JIM GRISSO/ROANOKE DIRECTOR OF FINANCE: SHOPPERS ARE NOT COMING HERE LIKE THEY USED TO. THEY'RE STAYING IN ROCKY MOUNT, THEY'RE STAYING IN COVINGTON, THEY'RE SHOPPING UP AT THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY/CHRISTIANSBURG MALL.))
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Grisso said the city might have to cut back the money it spends on projects to repair the city's infrastructure.
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In just a moment, we'll hit the rooftops with Patrick Evans as he fiddles away a couple minutes with the actors of Mill Mountain Theatre.
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"Fiddler on the Roof" is an enduring musical tale of one man's life-- A man who always saw the glass as half full.
Doug Patterson is the venerable actor bringing his talents to the role of (TEV-vee-ah) Tevye, and Patrick Evans caught up with the good folks of Mill Mountain Theater earlier today.
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In Sports, Jack Nicklaus sees an incredible run end.
[ANCHOR=Tonya]

Coming up on health check -- A victory for women suing Dow Corning over breast implants.
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And how young is too young to start swimming lessons for your baby? What every parent should know about the dangers associated with infants in a pool.
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((DR. WILLIAM KAGEY/PEDIATRICIAN:THERE'S PROBABLY NOT AN AGE THAT'S TOO YOUNG TO START SWIMMING AS FAR AS GETTING USED TO THE WATER, BUT THE KIDS UNDER AGE THREE PROBABLY SHOULDN'T HAVE FORMAL SWIMMING LESSONS.))
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163 children and adolescents drowned in Virginia between 1989 and 1994.

Source: The Center for Injury and Violence Prevention[5-Dow]


[ANCHOR=Tonya]
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[WRITER=tbr]
[TAPE#=598-27 31:10]
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Dow Corning will pay more than three BILLION dollars to settle the cases of 400-thousand women who suffered ailments allegedly caused by faulty silicone breast implants.
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The company announced the settlement in bankruptcy court in Michigan today.
Dow says women could also choose to receive five thousand dollars to have the implants removed.
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[ANCHOR=Tonya]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=tbr]
[TAPE#=598-26]
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Researchers are reporting that black smokers appear to absorb more nicotine than whites.
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Some doctors believe that could explain why African Americans have more trouble quitting.
The results of two studies on the topic are in today's Journal of the American Medical Association.
Black smokers also absorbed substiantly higher levels of nicotine than other races.
Researchers say African Americans also run a higher risk of Lung cancer.
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[ANCHOR=Tonya]
[NEWSCAST=5]
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Some babies are taught to swim before they can walk or even crawl. A controversial method of teaching infants how to swim has some local pediatricians questioning the harmful physical and emotional effects.
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[SUPER=01-Lee Ann Wheat/YMCA Instructor; :29]
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[NAT SOUND 10:25:15] This is how some parents in Northbrook Illinios are teaching their babies how to swim. It's hard to watch the helpless babies cry and gasp for air, but some experts say it works. It's not the philosophy of the Roanoke Red Cross or of pediatrician William Kagey.
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((DR. WILLIAM KAGEY/PEDIATRICIAN:YOUNG BABIES SHOULD NOT BE DUNKED UNDER THE WATER BECAUSE THEY SWALLOW TOO MUCH WATER AND CAN GET HYPONUTRIMIA AND HAVE CONVULSIONS SO YOUNG BABIES, SO YOUNG BABIES SHOULDN'T BE DUNKED UNDER THE WATER.))
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((LEE ANN WHEAT/YMCA INSTRUCTOR:WE DON'T ALLOW THE CHILDREN IN UNTIL SIX MONTHS OF AGE BECAUSE WE'RE JUST AFRAID OF INFECTIONS AND THINGS LIKE THAT, BUT I KNOW WHEN I WAS YOUNGER, BORN IN FEBRUARY, I WAS IN THE WATER BY JUNE.))
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The YMCA and YWCA use techniques in their aquatics program that are safe and fun for the infants and rewarding for the parents. Making a game of it helps children enjoy being in the water. [NAT SOUND 19 10 37]
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((CHERYL WALTERS/WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR:IT'S MOTOR SKILLS AND WATER ADJUSTMENT AND COMFORT TO THE WATER AND THAT CAN START RIGHT IN THE BATHTUB. AND THE PARENTS ATTITUDE HAS A WHOLE LOT TO DO WITH IT. IF THEY SEE THE PARENT PANIC, THEY'RE GOING TO PANIC.))
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some swim teachers say the younger children are, they easier they learn.
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((LEE ANN WHEAT/YMCA INSTRUCTOR:IT'S THE ONES WHO HAVE NEVER HAD ANY WATER EXPERIENCE, ALL OF A SUDDEN THEY'RE FIVE YEARS OLD AND THE PARENTS SAY LET'S GIVE MY CHILD SWIMMING LESSONS, THOSE ARE THE ONES THAT ARE HARD TO TEACH BECAUSE IT'S VERY SCARY, THEY'RE NOT USED TO IT.))
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((DR. WILLIAM KAGEY/PEDIATRICIAN:NO BABY, NO CHILD EVEN IF THEY KNOW HOW TO SWIM ARE DROWNED PROOF SO SOMEBODY HAS TO BE SUPERVISING WHETHER IT'S AT THEIR OWN POOL, SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE OR AT THE BEACH SOMEBODY HAS TO BE WATCHING THESE KIDS ALL THE TIME.))
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[VO NAT] [Tonya mic] And swim instructors say the best part of teaching babies in a loving, happy atmosphere with the parents is the children progress faster in an enjoyable way.

























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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[GRAPHIC=TICKER]


Welcome folks to the midweek ticker that includes a couple of big golf items and a little baseball.
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For starters this year's British Open will not have Jack Nicklaus in the field for the first time since 1957.


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Nicklaus has not missed playing in a major since '57 but he says he is ready to end the streak.
He has pulled out of next week's British Open and he says he will skip the PGA championship, as well.
Jack is 58 and he says he just compete at the necessary level consistently any longer.
He played in 154 straight majors and won 18 of them.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=5pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-24]
[GRAPHIC=State amateur]


Up at the Cascades today, The semi final pairings for the Women's State Amateur championship were set.
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[VO-NAT]
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Jeannie Murphy a high school junior from Alexandria won her match today. She beat Junior Medalist Kansas Gooden 4 and 3 to move to the semi finals.
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Murphy will play Catalina Durali tomorrow. She beat Joannah Pattison of Wytheville one up on the 19-th hole.
The other semi final match has a local flavor. Dot Bolling and Lee Shirley will go head to head in match play. Shirley is the defending champion and we'll hear from them at six.
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If you're like folks and you didn't make it all the way through last night's marathon all-star game, you missed a record night for hits as the two teams combined for 31.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Denver, CO/NBC; ;00]


Roberto Alomar won the game's MVP award as the American League stars captured the game 13-to-8.
He had a single, a walk and this 375 foot homer.
But this game is about having a good time. And that was never more than when AL star Omar Vizquel was asked about his favorite moment in the game.
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Coming up at six we'll check in with former Tech star Ken Oxendine and see how he's preparing for the opening of the Falcons' training camp.
Plus, we'll hear from new Bengals quarterback Neil O'Donnell.
Have a good night folks.

[take a break][5-Kid-Rodeo]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5pm]
[WRITER=bay]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Most people think rodeo stars should be big and strong -- but some SMALLER cowboys and cowgirls got a chance to stru
t their stuff recently in Minnesota.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Sherburne, MN]


The youngsters took part in the Elk River Little Britches Rodeo.
The event was part of the county fair-- it gave the children a taste of the excitement that comes with competing in a professional rodeo.
Some contestants say sheep riding is the favorite activity.
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((YOU MAKE HIM GO FLYING VERY FAST!))
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[VO-NAT]


Others liked the challenge of goat-tieing better.
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[SOT 20:04:43]
[IN Q=My favorite event]

((MY FAVORITE EVENT WOULD PROBABLY BE GOAT-TIEING. BAAA. GO TO THE GOAT, TIE THE GOAT, BEST TIE WINS. NAT SOUND OF BUZZER AND GOAT.))
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The rodeo also offered events for older, more experienced riders --including riding bulls and roping cattle.
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