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Today on News 7, the National Transportation Safety board tries to determine why a 1994 flight crashed killing over a 130 people including some from our region.
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and Yugoslavia prepares for war as tensions in the region grow.
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Light showers will be few and far between overnight and Wednesday, but warmer temperatures lay ahead in the forecast.

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On Health Check, the nation's Drug Czar says drug use is increasing.
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and we'll catch up with the former Miss Virginia and current Miss America as she urges Americans to get test for a hidden killer.
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((ALL OF US AT THE BOARD WISH IT HAD NOT TAKEN US FOUR AND HALF YEARS TO GET TO THIS POINT.))
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After all this time still no definitive cause for a U-S Air crash that killed 132 people including three from this region.

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The U-S Air flight went down while on approach to Pittsburgh on September 8th, 1994.
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One of its rudders moved sharply to the left and sent the plane spinning to the earth.
Killed in that crash were
Richard Talbot the founding dean of the veterinary school at Virginia Tech,
Dewitt (Whirl) Worrell- a businessman from Lexington and Dave Lamanca a businessman from Roanoke County.
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Today the National Transportation Safety Board met to determine the reason the Boeing 737 crashed.
The NTSB thinks the Pittsburgh crash and two ohter incidents involving 737's involve a problem with the plane's rudder system.
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((JIM HALL/NTSB CHAIRMAN; WE DON'T KNOW WHAT THE FINAL PRODUCT WILL BE, BUT I DO BELIEVE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE CAN BE CONFIDENT THAT THE WORK DONE BY THE GOVERNMENT AGENCIES AND THE ELMENTS OF THE INDUSTRY DURING THIS MONUMENTAL EFFORT HAS ALREADY RESULTED IN SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS.))
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The 737 is the world's most popular aircraft-
A key hydraulic valve has been redesigned on 737's. The FAA is also requiring airlines to upgrade their rudders by July of 2001.
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A school that only recently regained its license has now fired a counselor for having sex with a student.
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Leaders at the Wilderness Leadership Academy say 23-year old Sarah Anne Robinson admitted she had sex with a 16-year old male student.
Deputies arrested her after seeing an academy vehicle parked on the side of the street with steamy windows.
Academy leaders say they fired Robinson and that her actions do NOT reflect the school's standards.
The school houses troubled boys and has been under investigation by the state Education Department for a year now.

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Governor Jim Gilmore got a timely push today from mental health advocates.
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Virginia's Alliance for the Mentally Ill is urging the Governor NOT to change a bill-
The bill would make the "Department for Rights of Virginians with Disabilities" an independent watchdog agency.
The group brought the family of Western State patient (SAY-zar chew-MILL ) Cesar Chumil to the Capitol today.
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((JANET RAMOS/CESAR CHUMIL'S NIECE: I GUESS HIS TREATMENT PLAN CONSISTED OF A PRIMITIVE REWARD SYSTEM. BECAUSE IF MY UNCLE BEHAVED HIMSELF, THE HOSPITAL STAFF WOULD ALLOW HIS RESTRAINTS TO GET LOOSENED A HOLD OR TWO. AND THAT WAS THE ONLY REWARD HE GOT. BUT ONCE HE MISBEHAVED, HE WOULD GET HIS RESTRAINTS TIGHTENED AGAIN. HE SPENT A GOOD YEAR AND A HALF TIED UP LIKE THIS.))
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A spokesman for the Governor says D-R-V-D should remain accountable for the Governor.
He says Gilmore's UNlikely to veto and extra 30 million dollars the General Assembly added to the budget for mental health.
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Yugoslavia has declared a state of emergency preparing for bombs that may fall.
NATO airstrikes could come as early as tonight.
As Lisa Hughes reports a last attempt to negotiate peace has failed.
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((PRESIDENT CLINTON LAID IT OUT IN SIMPLE TERMS: SERBIA'S ARMY MUST BE STOPPED FROM KILLING MORE INNOCENT PEOPLE. NATO AND U.S. FORCES, HE SAYS, MUST BE WILLING TO CARRY OUT THREATS OF AIR STRIKES TO BRING THAT END. CLINTON, "IF PRESIDENT MILOSEVIC IS NOT WILLING TO MAKE PEACE, WE ARE WILLING TO LIMIT HIS ABILITY TO MAKE WAR." EARLIER, CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS LISTENED TO THE PRESIDENT'S PITCH AT THE WHITE HOUSE. FOR A CHANGE, SUPPORT IS NOT SPLIT ALONG PARTY LINES. SEN. MITCH MCCONNEL: R-KY, "I BELIEVE THE PRESIDENT IS ON THE RIGFHT TRACK AND I INTEND TO BE ONE OF THE REPUBLICANS IN THE SANTE TO SUPPORT THE ATTACKS 9IF NECESSARY, AND IT APPEARS THAT THEY ARE. TALK OF ANY IMPENDING ATTACK ON KOSOVO WAS NOT WELCOMED BY RUSSIAN PRIME MINISTER YEVGENY PRIMAKOV. AT A REFUELING STOP IN IRELAND WHILE ENROUTE TO WASHINGTON, PRIMAKOV ABRUPTLY HEADED BACK TO MOSCOW IN PROTEST. JOE LOCKHART, WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN, "IT'S A DECISION HE MADE BASED ON CIRCUMSTANCES IN A FAST MOVING SITUATION." ALSO ON THE MOVE IS U.S. ENVOY RICHARD HOLBROOKE. HE'S IN BRUSSELS TO BRIEF NATO OFFICIALS AFTER TWO DAYS OF INTENSE TALKS WITH YUGOSLAV PRESIDENT SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC CAME UP EMPTY. IN KOSOVO, THE VIOLENCE CONTINUES. THE THUNDER OF BOMBS ECHOES ACROSS FROZEN FIELDS. AND REFUGEES BY THE THOUSANDS ARE BEING TURNED BACK FROM THE BORDER AT MACEDONIA. THEIR FUTURE REMAINS UNCERTAIN.))
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Still to come on the Newscast, authorities in Appomattox County believe they've made a major breakthrough in a 1998 murder,
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And fraud charges are dropped against the man who used to run Floyd County's popular Friday Night Jamborees. Stay with us.
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State police divers today may have recovered the weapon used in a 1998 murder in Appomattox County.
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Acting on a tip, a dive team searched an area of the James River near Madison Heights for about four hours today.
They found this small caliber, semi-automatic handgun about 40 feet from shore.
Investigators say there's a "good chance" it's the same gun used to kill 35-year old Nick Olivarri last fall.
The gun will be sent to the state crime lab for testing.
Olivarri's wife and another man have been charged with his murder.
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A judge in Floyd County has thrown out fraud charges against the man who used to own a popular general store.
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Freeman Cockram was charged with swindling a North Carolina man out of 30-thousand dollars.
But judge James Brown dismissed the case against Cockram, saying there wasn't enough evidence to prove Cockram did anything wrong.
After the trial, Cockram said he intended to repay all of the money he borrowed from 85-year old Albert Ellis.
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((FREEMAN COCKRAM: I COUNT HIM AS ONE OF MY SPECIAL FRIENDS (03) AND HE WILL GET PAID BACK. THERE'S NOTHING THAT SAID WE WASN'T GOING TO PAY HIM BACK. BUT THEY WERE TRYING TO ACCUSE ME OF SOMETHING I DIDN'T DO. ))
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Cockram solicited money from a number of people, saying he needed it to keep hosting a series of popular bluegrass jamborees at the store he owned until 19-93.
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Parents say its an unsafe intersection, that puts school children in danger every day. Today, they took their case for improvements to state transportation officials once again.
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There's no stop light on route 419 at the entrance to Hidden Valley Junior High, and efforts to get one have been rebuffed.
Today, state legislators, parents, and the school's principal asked the Commonwealth Transportation Board for help.
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Other projects were also in the spotlight today at the V-DOT public hearing in Salem. They included the construction of Interstate 73, the widening of Interstate 81, and safety improvements to Route 220.
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An actor from the television sitcom "Suddenly Susan" has been found dead in what police are calling an apparent suicide.
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David Strickland, who played Todd the music critic on the show, was found hanging from a bed sheet that he'd strung from a ceiling beam.
A worker at the Oasis Motel discovered the 29 year old actors body.
Strickland had been on "Suddenly Susan" for three seasons.
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Coming up next on news 7 at five,
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Patrick Evans prepares us for this weekend's Wrestlemania as he speaks with the women's champion.
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Coming up today in Sports, the Express prepares for a big game tonight at the Roundhouse.
First in Health Check, new numbers on the war against drugs are not encouraging.
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But at least one local group is doing its part to help educate parents on how to deal with their children's potential drug problems.
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The government issued some sobering numbers on the war on drugs today.
Drug czar Barry McCaffrey says marijuana use is widespread.
Sources in New York and 14 other cities say use of marijuana is either stable or increasing and shows no sign of dropping. Young people are the ones smoking the most marijuana.
The survey also shows the use of so-called designer drugs like Ecstacy have become more popular.
Also heroin users are turning to snorting the drug rather than injecting it.

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To help fight the national trend, the Roanoke Valley Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council announced the release of a new video aimed at educating parents about substance abuse.
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"Take a Stand" is available for check-out, free of charge, at all area Rite-Aid Stores.
It features testimonials from teenagers who have experienced drug problems.
The council hopes the video will inspire family discussion, as well as curb what's becoming an unfortunate trend in the community.
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((JUDGE PHILIP TROMPETER/COUNCIL CHAIRMAN: THE ROANOKE VALLEY IS ABOVE THE NATIONAL AVERAGE IN THIS AREA, NOT ONLY FOR ALCOHOL USE AND ABUSE OF KIDS. BUT AS WELL AS THE USE OF MARIJUANA IN PARTICULAR. PARENTS NEED TO KNOW THAT IN THE LATE 60S, EARLY 70S, WHEN THEY WERE GROWING UP, THE POT THAT WAS CONFRONTING THEM WAS ONLY ONE- FIFTH AS POTENT AS THE MARIJUANA OR POT KIDS ARE SADLY SM0KING TODAY.))
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As a partner with the drug and alcohol abuse council, Rite- Aid presented the organization with a one- thousand dollar check for the program.
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Millions of Americans are walking around with a ticking time bomb inside.
It's a time bomb called Diabetes and today former Miss Virginia and reigning Miss America Nicole Johnson spread the word that diabetes testing saves lives.
Bobbi Harley Reports.
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(( THEY'RE SHOUTING ABOUT IT AT NEW YORK'S GRAND CENTRAL STATION.

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THEY'RE SINGING ABOUT IT IN L-A.

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EVEN MISS AMERICA'S TAKING UP THE CAUSE -- MAKING SURE ANY ONE WHO WILL LISTEN KNOWS THE SIGNS OF DIABETES -- A DISEASE SHE HAS.

SOT - Nicole Johnson/Miss America: Diabetes is not a death sentence you

can function with it, achieve things, live with the disease as long as you're taking care of it.
BUT THAT'S THE PROBLEM - WHILE 16 MILLION AMERICANS SUFFER FROM DIABETES - FIVE MILLION MORE HAVE IT AND DON'T EVEN KNOW IT. GINGER KIPPS WAS ONE OF THEM.

SOT- Ginger Kipps/Diabetes Patient: It's easy to not know you have it -

very easy - until you start having symptoms, which would be a more progressed form of the disease.
THAT'S WHY THE AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION IS HANDING OUT INFORMATION ON THIS DIABETES ALERT DAY - IDENTIFYING SYMPTOMS LIKE BEING THIRSTY, MAKING LOTS OF TRIPS TO THE REST ROOM AND ALWAY FEELING FATIGUED. THERE'S EVEN A SELF TEST.
STANDUP - Bobbi Harley/New York: While this questionnaire tells you whether or not you're at risk - it won't tell you if you have diabetes - for that you need a blood test.
AND THE SOONER YOU DO THAT, THE BETTER.

SOT - Dr. Xavier Pi-Sunyer/St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital: The sooner we

treat it the less likely they will develop complications and the more likely they will live longer and healthier.
IF LEFT UNTREATED - IT CAN CAUSE HEART AND KIDNEY DISEASE, EVEN BLINDESS. TREATMENT RANGES FROM CHANGING YOUR DIET AND EXERCISING TO TAKING INSULIN -- LIKE L-A'S PUMP GIRLS - TEENAGERS WHO GET THEIR INSULIN FROM A COMPUTERIZED PUMP THEY WEAR LIKE A BEEPER. THEY SING ABOUT IT TO RAISE AWARENESS - MAYBE EVEN SAVE A LIFE. BH, CBS NEWS, NY.))

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Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your Tuesday ticker which begins on the fast track.
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The Express plays host to the Dayton Bombers tonight at the Round House in a 7pm face off.
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The Express is winless against the Bombers this season. Tonight's game is crucial for Roanoke, considering there are only seven games remaining in the regular season and Hampton Roads has pulled even with the Express in points. But standing are not the focus, Dayton is.
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Dave Gagnon will start in goal for the Express tonight.

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The Martinsville Speedway opened it's gates to Elliott Sadler and the Wood Brothers Citgo Ford racing team today.
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Sadler, who has raced at Martinsville before in Late Model Stocks, has spent the the last two days testing at the half mile track and getting used to the new interior walls in the turns. While construction will be complete next week, Sadler is still building the foundation to his young Winston Cup career, which includes an average start and finish of 23rd and 35th in the first five races.
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