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Today on news 7 at 5, the Italian prime minster appeals to President Clinton for what he calls justice in the deaths of 20 people in a cable car accident.
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and former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson learns if he will have to head back to jail in Indiana.
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After a pleasant Friday afternoon, showers are headed this way for Saturday. More on the weekend forecast in a few minutes.

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On health check -- Researchers say if you want to cut stress out of your life, start with that morning cup of coffee.
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And an experimental way to treat skin cancer is showing promising results.
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The Prime Minister of Italy made a personal appeal to President Clinton today for justice following yesterday's acquital of Marine pilot Richard Ashby.
Ashby was the pilot whose plane sent 20 people to their deaths on an Italian mountainside last year.
As Lee Cowan reports the Prime Minister and the victims' families say they don't understand the verdict.
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((THE ITALIAN PRIME MINISTER ARRIVED IN WASHINGTON ONLY HOURS AFTER THE CONTROVERSIAL VERDICT HAD BEEN ANNOUNCED. HE CAME WITH ONE QUESTION FOR HIS FIRST EVER MEETING WITH THE PRESIDENT: WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ONE OF THE WORST ACCIDENTS IN HIS COUNTRY'S HISTORY?
THE PRESIDENT HAD AN ANSWER.

(( CLINTON SOT AT 15:12:52 ))

"The U-S must shoulder - for what happened."
BUT ON WHOSE SHOULDERS WILL IT REST? IT WON'T BE ON THE PILOT.

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(( NAT ASHBY YESTERDAY ))
ON THURSDAY A MILITARY COURT CLEARED U-S MARINE CAPTAIN RICHARD ASHBY OF ALL ACCOUNTABILITY IN THE DEATHS OF 20 ITALIAN SKIERS - EVEN THOUGH NO ONE DISPUTED THE FACT THAT ASHBY WAS PILOTING HIS PLANE TOO LOW WHEN IT SLICED THROUGH TWO CABLES, SENDING A SKI GONDOLA CRASHING TO THE SNOW BELOW.
EVER SINCE THE ACCIDENT, RELATIONS BETWEEN THE U-S AND ITALY HAVE BEEN ON THE ROCKS. PUBLIC OPINION IS SWAYING MORE ANTI-AMERICAN THAN EVER BEFORE.
ALTHOUGH THE U-S DID PAY FOR THE GONDOLA SYSTEM TO BE REBUILT, AND HELPED COMPENSATE THE FAMILIES FINANCIALLY IN THE BEGINNING, IT IS FAR FROM ENOUGH, SOME SAY. SINDY RENKEWITZ LOST HER LOST HER FATHER AND SISTER IN THE CRASH.

(( SUPER: SINDY RENKEWITZ/FAMILY MEMBER )) (( SOT ))

"I don't think it was very fair in the end - that he's not guilty."
AT A JOINT NEWS CONFERENCE THE ITALIAN PRIME MINISTER AGREED, SAYING HE WAS 'PERSONALLY SHOCKED' AT THE VERDICT - BAFFLED ON HOW IT COULD HAVE BEEN REACHED AND IS CONSIDERING RESTRUCTURING SOME OF THE NATO RULES REGARDING U-S MILITARY FLIGHTS IN ITALY.
BUT HE INSISTED THAT HE REMAINS CONFIDENT THAT AT THE END OF THE PROCESS, SOMEONE IS GOING TO BE HELD RESPONSIBLE, AND WAS SATISFIED WITH THIS PLEDGE THE PRESIDENT MADE AT THE PODIUM.

(( CLINTON SOT AT 15:14:50 ))
"The U-S is not ducking --- happens again."))



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Bob Dole is giving President Clinton some help with foreign affairs.
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Dole is in Macedonia trying to get the Albanians to sign on to a Kosovo peace deal. He says he's making progress depite what he says is getting in the way -- the Yugoslavian President.
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((BOB DOLE/FORMER U.S.SENATOR: SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC IS THE PROBLEM. HIS DEFIANT POSTURE THIS WEEKEND IS TYPICAL. HIS TROOPS ARE STEPPING UP HOSTILE OPERATIONS IN KOSOVO AND ONCE THE ALBANIAN LEADERSHIP SIGNS THE AGREEMENT WE CAN TURN OUR FULL ATTENTION TO BELGRADE. ))
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[VO NAT] Dole says he's optimistic the signing could take place next week.
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Mike Tyson will have to serve an extra 60 days behind bars in Maryland for violating his probation in Indiana.
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The former heavyweight champion will not have to return to Indiana to serve the jail time.
Tyson will have to serve the additional sentence at the end of the one year term he is serving in Montgomery County Maryland.
Tyson was already on probation for a 1992 rape conviction when he was sent to jail this year on charges he assaulted two men in Maryland following a traffic accident.
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The former Virginia Tech student who sued Virginia Tech and two football players accused of raping her, has lost her latest round in federal court.
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Christy Brzonkala was one of the first people in the country to sue under the Violence Against Women Act, legislation passed by Congress in 1994.
Today, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling that declared the act unconstitutional.
Virginia Tech was sued under a different law forbidding sexual discrimination at schools that receive federal funding. And today, officials said they're pleased with the court's ruling.
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((LARRY HINCKER/VT SPOKESMAN: WE'VE CLAIMED FROM THE BEGINNING THAT WE DID NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST CHRISTY BRZONKALA, THE FORMER TECH STUDENT, INTENTIONALLY OR UNINTENTIONALLY AND WHAT THE COURT'S HAVE NOW SAID IS THAT THE UNIVERSITY DID NOT DISCRIMINATE.))
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[ANCHOR=Tonya]
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It's unlikely that today's ruling will be the last word on the case.
Ultimately, the Supreme Court is expected to consider the constitutionality of the Violence Against Women Act.
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Coming up next on the newscast, we'll see how road construction is changing the face of Blacksburg,
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And we'll see what NASA hopes will change the look of space flight in the future.
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A major construction project that got underway this week in Blacksburg is quickly changing the town's landscape.
Teresa Hamilton has this update.
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((
South Main Street in Blacksburg looks nothing like it did just a year ago.
This week, construction crews began removing trees and tearing down vacant businesses to make room for a new interchange and bypass.
VDOT describes it as a massive project that will take a little more than THREE years to complete.
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((DAN BRUGH/VDOT RESIDENT ENGINEER:I BELIEVE THERE ARE 12 BRIDGES INVOLVED AND AT LEAST THE ONE THAT CARRIES MAIN STREET OVER THE BYPASS IS A VERY BIG STRUCTURE, IT'S SIX OR 800 FEET LONG AND HAS THE BYPASS GOING UNDERNEATH IT AS WELL AS SEVERAL RAMPS.))
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The Blacksburg project is considered phase two of what's known as the 3-A bypass.
Construction on phase ONE began about a year ago in Christiansburg.
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((THE CONTRACTOR'S RUNNING GENERALLY ON SCHEDULE AND IT WAS OUR INTENTION, WE WERE ANTICIPATING HAVING THAT INTERCHANGE OPEN, THE FALL OF THIS YEAR.))
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Construction on the third phase of the road project will begin in a couple of months.
It involves connecting Jennell Road in Blacksburg to the 460- bypass at Christiansburg -- as well as constructing a new interchange at Route 114.
VDOT hopes to have it complete in the summer of 2- thousand two-- to coincide with the completion of the Blacksburg project. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Montgomery Co.))

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A wreck on highway 2-20 this morning knocked down a power line and backed up traffic for miles.
But it didn't take any human casualties.
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Most injuries were suffered by concrete gnomes and lawn ornaments.
They were on display at a gas station when a tractor trailer slammed into them.
Police said they planned to charge the truck driver with reckless driving, even though he wasn't speeding.
The truck spilled nearly a hundred gallons of diesel fuel, but not enough to harm people or the environment, according to police.
There was no estimate on the amount of damage done.
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NASA conducted a test flight of its newest space craft today. It hopes this latest craft will prepare it for the 21st century and the long awaited space station. Andrew Colton reports.
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((IT'S BEEN CALLED A FLYING TENNIS SHOE -- BUT IT'S KNOWN AS THE X-38. NASA'S FIRST NEW HUMAN-CARRYING SPACECRAFT IN MORE THAN 20 YEARS.
THE X-38 MAY BE A LIFE BOAT ON THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION -- A WAY FOR 7 ASTRONAUTS TO SAFELY GET OUT OF SPACE AND BACK TO EARTH IN JUST A FEW HOURS.
OVER THE MOJAVE DESERT, NASA TESTED THE X-38, IN A FREE-FALL FROM NEARLY 30-THOUSAND FEET.
SLOWLY, PEACEFULLY, IT GLIDED TO EARTH.
NASA'S ENGINEERS WERE ECSTATIC.
12:08 "we're excited about the success of today, taking a vehicle that weighs 7 tons, taking it 26 thousand feet in air, flying 300 mph, then dropping it to fly and land gently is quite a challenge."
NOT SO SUCCESSFUL, THE X-33. IT'S EXPECTED TO BE THE NEW SPACE SHUTTLE. THE X-33 IS SLICK TO LOOK AT IN COMPUTER ANIMATION, BUT PLAGUED WITH PRODUCTION DELAYS IN REALITY. IT'S A BILLION DOLLAR ALLIANCE BETWEEN NASA AND LOCKHEED MARTIN, BUT SO FAR, THE ONLY THING COMPLETED IS THE LAUNCH PAD.
DESPITE DELAYS FOR THE ACTUAL SPACECRAFT, THE X-33 IS EXPECTED TO LIFT OFF IN JULY 2000 - JUST 16 MONTHS FROM NOW.
THE X-38 WILL HAVE ITS OUTER SPACE DEBUT IN THE SUMMER OF 2001. THAT'S WHEN IT WILL BE CARRIED TO SPACE IN A SPACE SHUTTLE, AND GUIDED BY COMPUTER BACK TO EARTH.
AC FOR CBS NEWS, HOUSTON.
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All this week Patrick Evans has joined us from Peru with the news of an exciting educational project there.
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Today he's in the home stretch as he joins us from the Rainforests with the latest on the Jason Project.
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Farmers have only a month to accept the government's offer of cash.
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The U-S-D-A is offering to pay farmers for their losses as far back as 1994.
Last year's drought withered away profits for most farmers in our area -- and falling market prices did not help.
It's been eight years since the government offered such a program.
There's more than two billion dollars nationwide.
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((G.B. WASHBURN, JR./FARM SERVICE AGENCY: THIS PARTICULAR PROGRAM, IT DOES GIVE CASH TO FARMERS WHICH MANY PROGRAMS WE OFFER ARE LOAN-RELATED AND THIS PARTICULAR PROGRAM IS A CASH-RELATED PROGRAM. ONCE THE FUNDS ARE GIVEN OUT THEY CAN BE USED IMMEDIATELY.))
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James Woods is planting this year's crop of peaches.
His family is going to apply for help.
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((THIS PAST YEAR WE WERE HURT. AT LEAST 75-PERCENT WAS HIT BY HAIL. WE HAD SOME FROST DAMAGE WHICH CAUSES RINGS ON THE APPLES.))
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Farmers who receive money MUST register for crop insurance.
Applications are available in Farm Bureau offices and are due back by April ninth.
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Stay with us, next Robin will let us know what kind of weekend we're going to have.
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and then a little later, we'll see what Sony says will be the leader in the next generation of home video games.
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The ACC isn't the only game for basketball lovers. The state boys basketball tournament is set to open for one local team tonight. But first on health check -- Researchers say drinking coffee every morning raises blood pressures and hormones.
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But those addicted still aren't willing to give it up.
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(( PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING SAYS SOMETHING'S BAD FOR YOU FOR YOU THESE DAYS, SO, MY MOM AND DAD HAVE BEEN DRINKING COFFEE AND THEY LOOK PRETTY GOOD.))
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But even one cup could have health risks.
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A new study suggests there may be a worse symptom than caffeine withdrawal. Researchers report coffee adds to stress throughout the day. And that can lead to increased risk of heart attacks and strokes.
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[IN Q=Caffeine, when we]

((CAFFEINE, WHEN WE GAVE IT TO REGULAR COFFEE DRINKERS, RAISE BLOOD PRESSURE AND INCREASED THE RELEASE OF A STRESS HORMONE CALLED ADRENELINE AND THE EFFECTS LAST THROUGH THE WORK DAY AND INTO THE EVENING EVEN THOUGH THE CAFFEINE WAS CONSUMED BEFORE NOON.))
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Dr. Lane says he is not telling people NOT to drink coffee -- in fact he's a two to three cup a-day coffee drinker. He just wants people to be aware of the possible dangers.
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There may be hope on the horizon for people with skin cancer.
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Scientists in Australia say immune cells of cancer patients siblings can be used to attack cancerous tumors. A Sydney man is already making progress in his fight against skin cancer thanks to the breakthrough.
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[IN Q=When we]

((DONNA GARDINER: WHEN WE FIRST FOUND OUT THAT THE ONES IN HIS HEAD WERE GONE WE WERE DOWN IN THE CAR PARK CRYING)) ((PETER GARDINER/SKIN CANCER PATIENT: SOMEBODY'S HAS TO BE THE FIRST TO DO IT, OR ELSE HOW IS ANYBODY ELSE GOING TO GET HELP.))
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Five months ago, Gardiner underwent an immune cell transplant, receiving his brother's cells in the hope that these would attack his cancerous cells and shrink his tumors. So far, the results have been positive - several of Gardiner's tumors have disappeared. He still needs several more transfusions of his brother's cells for results to prove conclusive.
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((PROFESSOR RICK KEFFORD/WESTMEAD INSTITUTE OF CANCER: WE'RE TAING A WHOLE NEW ARMY OF CELLS FROM HIS BROTHER WHO HAVE NOT GOTTEN USED TO THE TUMOR WHICH ARE THEM ABLE TO ATTACK THE TUMOR.))
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Although initial results look promising, doctors emphasise that the procedure is still experimental and not without risks. Only six people in the world have been treated so far - two in Australia and four in the US.
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Basketball and NASCAR qualifying highlight the two minute ticker today. Here's Mike Stevens.




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Welcome everybody to the end of the work week two minute ticker. In case you did not sneal out of work a little early today
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to check out the afternoon games from the acc tournament, I can tell you that N.C. State whipped Wake Forest 66-to-52 and Maryland had an easy time with Florida State winning 93-to-69.
Tonight North Carolina takes on Ga. Tech here on Your Hometown station at 7.
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Also tonight the Virginia High school league state basketball quarterfinals begin. Five of the six area teams that are still alive play tomorrow night, but Glenvar hits the hardwood against Clintwood tonight at 7.
The game is being played at Northside high school, but it's being played FOR Glenvar coach Art Lawrence who will retire at the end of this season.
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The Tigers of Hampden-Sydney are the top seeed in the Division Three south region.
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[SUPER=03-Salem/ODAC Finals; :]


The three time ODAC champion will play Randolph-Macon tomorrow night at home as the Tigers begin the run to make the Division Three final four in Salem.
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Hampden-Sydney will get that chance beginning tomorrow night. The Tigers have beaten Randolph-Macon two out of three times this season.



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The Winston Cup stars are in Las Vegas this weekend for the Las Vegas 400. Qualifying just underway a few minutes ago.
Gordon and Earnhardt are going out early in time trials.
Defending race champ Mark Martin will be the 44th driver on the track, and Rick Mast goes out 45th.


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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The Group A and Group Two-A wrestling championships are taking place at the Salem Civic Center this weekend.
Action in the two day event began this morning
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and tonight at six, Steve Mason will take us inside the Civic Center and examine the win at all costs attitude that unfortunately often involves losing weight the wrong way.
That story is coming up at six tonight,
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Have a safe weekend everybody. [take a break]

[5-Playstation]


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Sony Computer Entertainment says it is coming out with a new version of its Playstation video game system.
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The Playstation Two is more powerful with a bigger memory and better graphics.
It will use a 128 bit processor and is four times more powerful than the current system.
The Playstation Two stores information on D-V-D ROM which is a step up from the common CD-ROM used in today's system.
It will go on sale in Japan in the fall, but it will not hit American shelves until next year. There's no word on the cost of the new system.
Sega has already announced it will have a similar system on the market in time for Christmas.
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