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Today on News 7 at 5, we'll take a look back at the life of Joe Dimaggio, who passed away today at the age of 84.
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and Congress hears from people who say they've been cheated by mass mail sweepstakes. [Weather-Head]
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Other areas got snow recently, now it looks like the whole region may see white stuff by morning. Details ahead.

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On health check -- An expert on pediatric pain management is teaching doctors and nurses in Roanoke how to make is less hurtful for children.
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Plus a new exercise helps parents tone and bond with their babies.
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(( I WAS VERY LUCKY TO ROOM NEXT TO HIM FOR FIVE YEARS AT YANKEE STADIUM. WE'RE GOING TO MISS HIM. ))
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One of Baseball's greatest legends has died. Joe Dimaggio passes away at the age of 84.
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Good Evening. More on Dimaggio in a moment but first snow is once again in the forecast.
Just how much can we expect? Let's head over to the weather center and Robing Reed.

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Joe Dimaggio was one of the few baseball players whose fame transcended the game.
Even though he retired in 1951, Dimaggio remained an American icon, known to the casual fans of today.
The 84 year old Dimaggio died today after battling lung cancer.
Lee Cowan remembers the man known affectionately as the Yankee Clipper.
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(( Information:
(nats-joltin' joe dimaggio song)


THEY CALLED HIM "JOLTIN' JOE" AND THE YANKEE CLIPPER. JOE DIMAGGIO WHOSE 56-GAME HITTING STREAK TURNED HIM INTO A NATIONAL HERO. BORN TO ITALIAN IMMIGRANTS, DIMAGGIO BEGAN HIS BASEBALL CAREER IN 1932.. PLAYING IN THE MINOR LEAGUES BEFORE JOINING THE NEW YORK YANKEES IN 1936. IT WAS THE SUMMER OF 1941 THAT AMERICA LEARNED OF DIMAGGIO'S CHALLENGE TO WILLIE KEELER'S RECORD 44 GAME HITTING STREAK. EACH DAY THE NEWSPAPERS AND RADIO WOULD ANNOUNCE HIS PROGRESS.. AND ON JULY SECOND, DIMAGGIO BROKE THE RECORD.
SUPER: 1991
(SOT) "It was really a memorable day, there's no question about it. I

hit two fly balls to left field.. left-center. My brother Dom caught one and a fellow named Spence caught the other. They were sensational catches.. not easy things."
THE NATION FOLLOWED ALONG THROUGH 56 GAMES BEFORE DIMAGGIO'S STREAK ENDED IN CLEVELAND. IT HAS BEEN CALLED THE GREATEST OF ALL SPORTS RECORDS. DIMAGGIO MADE SURE HIS TEAMMATES JOINED HIM UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT.

(SOT, dimaggio) "Records are fine, and I'm proud of mine, but the point

is I'd look at it as a personal bonus. Team was very important. With that team and other teams that followed, we won many pennants and championships and that's the bottom line."
IN 1951, DIMAGGIO RETIRED AFTER 13 SEASONS WITH THE YANKEES. HE LED THEM TO AN UNPRECEDENTED TEN PENNANTS AND EIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS. DIMAGGIO WAS THE AMERICAN LEAGUE'S MOST VALUABLE PLAYER THREE TIMES AND WAS NAMED TO THE BASEBALL HALL OF FAME IN 1955.
EVEN THOUGH HE STEPPED OFF THE BASEBALL DIAMOND, DIMAGGIO NEVER LEFT AMERICA'S CONSCIOUSNESS...

(MUSIC UP FULL, WHERE HAVE YOU GONE, JOE DIMAGGIO?)


...BECOMING IMMORTALIZED BY SIMON AND GARFUNKEL... HIS TURBULENT MARRIAGE TO FILM STAR MARILYN MONROE.. AND HIS APPEARANCES IN T-V COMMERCIALS.

(nats--Mr. Coffee commercial)


BUT IN THE END, HIS LEGACY IS ONE OF THE ULTIMATE TEAM PLAYER, A GUY NAMED JOE WHO ALWAYS REMEMBERED HE DIDN'T GET WHERE HE GOT BY HIMSELF. LIZ GONZALEZ, FOR CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.

(MUSIC BACK UP FULL, JOLTIN JOE HAS LEFT AND GONE AWAY, HEY HEY HEY, HEY

HEY HEY)))

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The autopsy report is back on the Danville woman found murdered in her home early yesterday morning.
The medical examiner says Tammy Marie Blair died of a puncture wound to the chest, probably inflicted by a screwdriver or ice pick.
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Blair was found in this house on Milton Avenue by the Danville Life Saving Crew, which was called to the scene around 1:30 yesterday morning.
Neighbors say she lived there for about nine months with her boyfriend.
Today, her murder is the talk of the community.
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((JAMES KIRBY/ NEIGHBOR: IT'S NOT VERY SURPRISING TO ME BECAUSE THIS STREET HAS CHANGED A LOT IN THE LAST 10-15 YEARS.))
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((KENNY OWEN/NEIGHBOR: WELL, IT KIND OF SCARES YOU BECAUSE YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT TYPE OF PEOPLE ARE LIVING AROUND YOU. IT MAKES YOU WONDER.))
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Danville Police have NOT made any arrests in this case.


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It took a Pulaski County judge less than five minutes today to certify the case against Peggy Jo Sullivan to a grand jury.
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Sullivan is accused of trying to hire an undercover police officer in January to kill her former boyfriend.
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Shortly after she was taken into custody-- two homemade pipe bombs were discovered inside her pickup truck which was parked outside a Dublin fast food restaurant.
No new information was revealed during today's preliminary hearing.
Sullivan stipulated that the evidence against her was sufficient-- so the judge merely forwarded the case to a grand jury.
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Some Lynchburg- area businessmen and clergy want the local Big Brothers to reconsider a policy that allows gays to serve as mentors.
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They say they're worried about exposing children to what they call "deviant" lifestyles.
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((JIM WOODALL/MINISTER: IT'S TIME THAT THEY TOLD THE PEOPLE OF THIS COMMUNITY WHAT EXACTLY IT IS THAT THEY'RE ABOUT. IF THEY'RE ABOUT THE NEEDS OF CHILDREN, THEN THEY SHOULD BE CONCERNED ABOUT THE CHARACTER OF PEOPLE THAT THEY HAVE MENTORING THESE YOUNG PEOPLE.))
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But Big Brothers officials say parents have the right to refuse a gay mentor for their child.. the same as if they didn't want someone who smoked.
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((MIKE DALY/BIG BROTHERS DIRECTOR: WE THINK IF THERE ARE ANY CHARACTERS ABOUT AN INDIVIDUAL THAT ARE CENTRAL TO THEIR LIFE AND IT'S AN IMPORTANT FACT TO THEIR LIFE, THEN WE THINK THE PARENTS HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE INFORMED AND THE RIGHT TO MAKE A DECISION.))
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The outcry against the policy comes just days before the group's biggest fundraiser of the year.
We'll hear how that may affect donations on News7 at Six.
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People came to Capitol Hill with cancelled checks and cheap trinkets in hand-
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They're trying to show Congress the negative effects of popular mass mailed sweepstakes.
Every year thousands become unsuspecting victims using their savings to buy magazine and other subscriptions.
Subsribers falsely believe they would have a better chance of winning if they made a purchase.
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((EUSTACE HALL/BRANDON FLORIDA RESIDENT: I BEGAN ENTERING SWEESTAKES BECAUSE I WANTED TO PROVIDE MY DAUGHTER ANGELA WHO WAS IN LAW SCHOOL AT THE TIME WITH FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE.))
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Senator Susan Collins is kicking off a two day hearing on sweepstakes. She wants to force Sweepstakes companies to alter their deceptive practices.
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Timothy McVeigh's conviction will stand.
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The U-S Supreme Court today uphead the conviction and death sentence for McVeigh.
McVeigh had appealed the verdict claiming his trial had been improperly tainted by a juror who prejudged his guilt and by news reports he had confessed to his lawyers.
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A jury found McVeigh gulity in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168 people.
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The Ferrum community in Franklin County is hoping to lure in new businesses with a three-million-dollar waste water treatment plant.
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The current plant is 30 years old -- the new one will almost double its capacity.
That way, if businesses DO move into the empty industrial park nearby -- the new waste water treatment plant will serve them.
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((BOBBY THOMPSON/FERRUM WATER AND SEWER AUTHORITY: THIS IS EXCITING BECAUSE IT'LL GIVE US AN OPPORTUNITY TO CORRECT OPERATIONAL PROBLEMS WITH OUR WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT BUT IT WILL ALSO ALLOW FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. REP. VIRGIL GOODE/(D) 5TH DISTRICT: WATER AND SEWER'S IMPORTNAT TO ATTRACT NEW BUSINESSES. FERRUM ALREADY HAS SOME BUSINESSES AND THE COLLEGE WHICH DEPENDS ON THE WATER AND SEWER AUTHOIRTY.))
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Construction is scheduled to start this summer and wrap up in two years.
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It's time now for us to welcome back Patrick Evans. After a week in the heat of Peru, where's the first place we send him...to the kitchen. [TAKE Patrick live in the Small Studio]

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There's been a lot of talk about herbal teas and special blends that are all SUPPOSED to be better for you then coffee.
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Patrick Evans, just back from Peru, is in our studio to discuss all different kinds of tea with a guest from Lewis-Gale today.
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There's a new coach in the N-B-A. Mike Stevens will have that story today in sports.
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Today on health check -- some parents of new borns are finding exercising is as easy as a stroll in the park.
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And caregivers in Roanoke are learning how the healing touch can help sick children.
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((DR. JOAN FISHER/DIRECTOR OF PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY: CHILDREN'S PAIN IS AS REAL AS ANYONE'S PAIN AND CHILDREN HAVE SEVERE PAIN.))
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Caregivers at Pediatric Hospitals in Southwest Virginia are learning about new techniques to help children in pain.
After years of undertreating children's pain, better assessment and management is now used.
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a trip to the doctor's office is usually accompanied by crying and fear.
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And when needles are involved it can be even worse. [NAT SOUND CRYING] [RUNS:02] Producer of three documentaries and author of a book on the subject of children coping with pain, Doctor Leora Kuttner is training the pediatric staff of Roanoke Community Hospital in different technique help children manage their pain themselves.
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((DR. LEORA KUTTNER/PEDIATRIC CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST: BUBBLE BLOWING, BREATHING, HYPNOSIS, DISTRACTION METHODS WHERE THE CHILDREN CAN TURN DOWN THE PAIN IN THEIR BODIES BY TURING DOWN THE PAIN SWITCH OR BLOWING OUT THE SCARY FEELINGS.)) [RUNS:14]
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And when that's not enough, Doctor Kuttner says the once taboo stronger pain medication should be used.
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((DR. LEORA KUTTNER/PEDIATRIC CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST: NOW THAT WE CAN USE THINGS LIKE FENTINAL AND MORPHINE MORE EFFECTIVELY, THE CHILDREN HAVE A FAR BETTER CHANCE OF MAKING IT THROUGH THESE CHALLENGING SURGERIES.)) [RUNS:12]
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((DR. JOAN FISHER/DIRECTOR OF PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY: SOMETIMES FOR THE MORE PAINFUL PROCEDURES IN YOUNGER CHILDREN WE 'LL PUT THEM ALMOST COMPLETELY INTO COMPLETE SEDATION SO THEY FEEL MUCH LESS, BUT WE USE THESE DRUGS A LOT, WE'RE REAL EXPERIENCED AND IT'S A GIFT TO BE ABLE TO OFFER A PAIN FREE EXPERIENCE TO THESE CHILDREN.)) [RUNS:18]
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[VO NAT] Doctors agree parental involvement is the most important part of helping children deal with pain management.
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Helpful techniques will also be offered to parents tonight at 7:00 at the Grey Room on the 4th floor of community hospital. The program is in pre-celebration of Children and Healthcare week which begins next week.






















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New mothers in New York City are trying to kill two birds with one stone.
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They're involved with a new exercise program known as Strollercize.
They say it's a good way for them to exercise, spend time with their babies, and get outside all at the same time.

But this is not a leisurely stroll through Central Park.
In the program, women march, jog and skip while pushing their strollers like 30 pound dumb bells.
Started five years ago, the program incorporates a tough cardiovascular workout with toning and strengthening.
Even without the stoller, it is not an easy workout.
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The program has grown to include new dads as well as mothers and isn't just a fad in the Big Apple. Strollercize is now expanding into other states as well.
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Today on Sports, the Charlotte Hornets have a new king bee.
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With that and news from Virginia Tech, here's Mike Stevens.[S5-Hornets]


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Welcome folks to the Monday ticker.
Charlotte is regional host for March Madness
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but right now it's the pro team in the queen city that is the most maddening. The Hornets are awful on the court and now they are changing coaches.
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Paul Silas takes over the 4-and-11 team after head coach Dave Cowens quit yesterday.
Silas has head coaching experience with the old San Diego Clippers from 1980 to 1983.
He admits there isn't much he can do to right this sinking ship.

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One of the big names mentioned for this job is former Maryland great John Lucas.[S5-Hokies]


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March Madness is hitting close to home this year. The N-C-Double-A Tournament visits Blacksburg this weekend when the Lady Hokies host one of the brackets in the first round of the East Region.
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Virginia Tech found out yesterday they would be facing the Saint Peters Peahens.
The Lady Hokies are 26 and 2 but it wasn't just their record that brought the dance to Blacksburg.
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Tech set records in attendance this season at home and often brought a large number of fans with them to away games.
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Tech plays St Peters at 6-30 in Cassell Coliseum. That game is followed by the Auburn-Texas match up at nine.
The UVa women and Liberty women also made the big dance. The Cavs will play Friday night against Penn State in Ruston, Louisiana while the Flames play in Athens, Georgia on Saturday night at eight.
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Coming up at six, more on the March Madness on the men's side plus, the rest of the day's sports.
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Have a nice evening everybody.
Jean will be back with the rest of News 7 at Five right after this quick break. [go to break]

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Doctors in Nashville say they are encouraged now that singer George Jones is improving.
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The 67 year old singer was seriously injured when he smashed his car into a bridge near his home.
Jones suffered liver damage and a punctured lung.
He is still in critical condition and is on a ventilator, but doctors say he is making remarkable progress.
Jones' wife Nancy says it is the prayers of fans that are helping her husband.
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