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Coming up on News 7 at 5, NATO forces do not wait for night fall to continue the bombing of Yugoslavia.
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and the jury is still out on Dr. Jack Kevorkian as jurors spend a second day deciding if he is guilty of first degree murder.
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There is a little weather system to the southwest that is making snow in the North Carolina mountains. We will show it to you in just a moment.

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In medical news, an ancient treatment for cholesterol passes modern day scrutiny,
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and doctors and the F-D-A debate the safety of a diabetes treatment. It helps hard to treat cases, but with potentially serious side effects.
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Protests in Macedonia as NATO strikes cointinue on the former Yugoslavia.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The showdown between the Western alliance and Yugoslavia intensifies.
Officials say two NATO forces shot down two Yugoslav jet fighters over Bosnia.
They say the fighters tried to attack NATO led peacekeeping troops.
Lisa Hughes is following this story and joins us with the latest tongiht from Washington D-C.
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(( HERE'S WHAT'S LEFT OF ONE OF TWO MIG-29 FIGHTER JETS SHOT DOWN JUST HOURS AGO OVER BOSNIA. IN THIS THIRD ASSAULT ON SERBIAN TARGETS, ALLIED WDARPLANES DID NOT WAIT FOR NIGHFALL. AIR RAID SIRENS BEGAN SOUNDING MID DAY.
THESE PICTURES ARE RELEASED BY SERBIAN TELEVISION. THEY SHOW BOMB DAMAGE IN THE KOSOVO CAPITAL OF PRISTINA. HOSPITALS ARE REPORTEDLY FILLING WITH VICTIMS OF THE ATTACKS, BUT NATO INSISTS IT IS ONLY TARGETING MILITARY SITES,AND THAT OBJECTIVE WILL NOT CHANGE.

SOT, JAMIE SHEA, NATO SPOKESMAN, "This is not an operation that was

ever designed to last only for one or two days. We are realists in this alliance. We have known from the very beginning that president Milosevic would be testing our resolve.

MILES FROM THE DECK OF THE U.S.S. GONZALEZ, CRUISE MISSILES ARE REPORTEDLY HITTING THEIR TARGETS. AND NATO SAYS ITS PLANES ARE CARRYING OUT THEIR MISSIONS, MEETING VERY LITTLE OPPOSITION.
BUT OPPOSITION TO THE AIR STRIKES IS GROWING AROUND THE WORLD WITH ANGRY PROTESTORS CALLING FOR AN END TO THE BOMBING. SECRETARY OF STATE MADELEINE ALBRIGHT ADDRESSED THE YUGOSLAVIAN PEOPLE IN THEIR NATIVE LANGUAGE, TELLING THEM THEIR PRESIDENT INITIATED THIS CONFLICT AND HIS FORCES ALONE ARE ITS TARGET.))

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A group in Lynchburg OPPOSES the NATO airstrikes.. they feel the bombing will only increase hostilities and tensions in the region.
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About 20 peace advocates gathered at Lynchburg College today to protest the bombing of Kosovo.
They say negotiations that include threats are "not" the way to achieve peace.
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((JACK PAYDEN- TRAVERS/L'BURG PEACE EDUCATION CENTER: IS IT PEACEABLE TO SAY TO SOMEONE `YOU EITHER SIGN THIS OR WE'RE GOING TO BOMB YOU'? THAT DOESN'T SOUND VERY PEACEABLE TO ME.. IT DOESN'T SOUND LIKE YOU'RE GIVE PEOPLE ALTERNATIVES, THAT YOU'RE RESPECTING THEIR NATIONHOOD.))
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Other protesters noted that the late Mother Theresa was born in Kosovo, and they feel she would be dismayed to see what's going on in her native land.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A tractor trailer accident in Bedford County has killed one person and caused a fuel leak.
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State police say the driver lost control while rounding a corner along Route 24 and flipped over.
The impact cut open part of the tanker, and the truck began leaking diesel fuel.
The leak is not a fire hazard.
Route 24 near Headen's Bridge Road, is closed in both directions. A detour has been set up.
We'll have more on the accident on News-7 at 6.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The oldest man on Virginia's death row was executed last night for a crime he committed more than 15 years ago.


David Lee Fisher arranged the murder of another man while on a hunting trip in Bedford County- -to collect on an insurance policy Fisher had taken out on
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David Wilkey, an 18-year old Charlotte resident.
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Fisher was sentenced to die in 1987, after the trigger man testified against him.
The victim's mother came all the way from Arkansas to witness Fisher's execution.
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((THAT'S SOMETHING WE FELT LIKE WE REALLY HAD TO DO... WAS TO WATCH THIS MAN DRAW HIS LAST BREATH FOR WHAT HE DID TO MY SON. NO REGRETS? NO, NONE, WHATSOEVER. EVEN THOUGH IT WAS REALLY DIFFICULT AND HARDER THAT YOU THOUGHT IT WOULD BE? OH, IT WAS TERRIBLE. I CAN'T SAY AS THOUGH I WANT TO GO THROUGH ANOTHER ONE.))
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Keith Humphry will have much more of this exclusive interview with Mrs. LeClair on News 7 at SIX.
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State Residents are warned again about eating fish out of sections of the Roanoke River. We'll have the details after this break.
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And The verdict is in. Up next we will learn if Dr. Jack Kevorkian is guilty or innocent of murder.
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Just moments a go a jury found Dr Jack Kevorkian guilty of second degree murder.
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That verdict came today from a jury in Pontiac, Michigan. Kevorkian was charged in the death of Thomas Youk (yowk), a man who had Lou Gehrig's disease. Kevorkian was also convicted of delivery of a controlled substance. He acted as his own attorney during the trial, but today announced that he was no longer doing so. This was the second day of deliberations.
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It may be next week before a jury is seated in the Bud Pritchett murder trial.
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Lawyers for both sides spent a second day questioning potential jurors.
So far, they've managed to pick 12 people; they need to find 23, from which the jury will be selected.
Court may be in session tomorrow, to continue the process.
Pritchett is accused of robbing and killed a Roanoke man at the Ironto rest stop two years ago.
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The state Department of Health is adding to the list of contaminated fish found in a 50 mile stretch of the Roanoke River.
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Recent samples of Smallmouth bass, channel catfish, and flathead catfish were found to contain high levels of P-C-B's.
Striped bass, white bass and carp were already on the list.
The Department of Health says people should NOT eat these types of fish if taken from Seneca Creek at Route 704 near Long Island to Route 803 in Halifax County. Advisory signs are posted along the sites.
PCB's are believed to cause cancer in humans.
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[5-Construction]


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A young Roanoke man has started a new kind of company that could save you time on home repairs.
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Chuck Dyson has united carpenters, plumbers, electricians, heating and air conditioning contracters all under one roof.
He says customers no longer have to track down people of all trades or wait for a builder to hire them.
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((CHUCK DYSON/HORIZONS FOUNDER: IMAGE IS A BIG PART OF OUR COMPANY. WE HAVE YOUNG EDUCATED PEOPLE THAT ARE VERY AMBITIOUS AND AGGRESSIVE IN TERMS OF BEING CUSTOMER SERVICE ORIENTED.))
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John Brock is the president of the Roanoke Regional Hombeuilders Association and owns a construction company.
He says this could start a trend that would help the industry.
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((WE'RE LOSING A LOT OF OUR SUBCONTRACTOR BASE ANYWAY. THE KIDS OF THE MASONS AND THE KIDS OF THE CARPENTERS AREN'T BECOMING MASONS AND CARPENTERS NOW AND IT'S A DISTURBING TREND. WE HAVE A REAL LABOR SHORTAGE IN OUR OVERALL INDUSTRY.))

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Horizons plans to build a three-tier party deck at the Salem Memorial Baseball Stadium in time for the end of this season.
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Tonight on News7 at Six, find out what you should do before choosing ANY construction company.[TEASE#2]



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If you're looking to be the next Bob Vila or Tim Taylor, the Salem Civic Center is the place to be this weekend.
Patrick Evans tells us why.
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The Roanoke Regional Home Builder's association has been doing it for 29 years, and they're at it again this weekend.
The Home Show opened it's doors to the public this afternoon, and Patrick Evans was there trying to figure out what to do with HIS home.
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Coming up today in Sports, there are some coaching changes in the Valley. mike Stevens will have the details. and in Health check, doctors and the F-D-A debate the safety of a new drug to treat diabetes.
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and just in time for those spring time allergies, doctors test a new way to treat sinus problems.
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[5-Rezulin]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=tbr]
[TAPE#=599-1 41:53]
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A new drug prescribed for diabetes patients is coming under sharp debate about its safety.
Rezulin can improve the symptoms of diabetes patients who haven't responded to the ususal courses of treatment.
It can also reduce the chance of cardio-Vascular disease which is a frequent killer of diabetics.
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But it can also cause toxicity in the liver. Some people have even died as a result of taking Rezulin.
The Food and Drug Administration held an unusual meeting today to consider the safety of the drug.
Doctors who have seen their patients thrive on the drug, say the low incidence of liver problems is worth the risk.


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But other public health advocates think there's simply too at stake.


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A supplement based on ancient medicine is proving effective.
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A study of Cholestin proved it lowered cholesterol in people with moderately elevated levels.
Cholestin is a red yeast that is fermented on rice. It's based on a centuries old Chinese recipe.
It is currently availible without a prescription, but the Food and Drug Administration wants it declared a drug.
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A medical breakthrough is making it easier for people with sinus problems to breathe.
The high tech 3-D procedure gives permanent results without incisions.
Thelma Gutierrez reports.
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A Couple of schools in the Valley need new coaches. Here's Mike Stevens [S5-Coaches]


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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the Friday two minute ticker.
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We start off today with a couple of coaching vacancies in Roanoke County.
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Cave Spring head football coach Steve Spangler is hanging up his whistle to become the assistant principal at William Byrd Middle School.
Spangler coached football at Cave Spring for 9 years, two as an assistant and seven as a head coach.
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Cave Spring principal Martha Cobble says there's already interest in the job from members of the current staff. She says other coaches within the county and outside the area have also expressed interest in the position.
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In one other Roanoke County coaching move, William Byrd basketball legend Richard Thrasher is stepping down after 15 seasons as the Lady Terriers head coach.
During that time, Thrasher won 301 games, a state title and lost just 91 contests.
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The Winston Cup cars are in Texas this weekend for what should be another eventful time at the one and half mile track.
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Right now, qualifying is just getting started, only four cars have been on the track. The provisional pole sitter right now is Kyle Petty.
Geoffrey Bodine, Buckshot Jones and Ken Bouchard have been on the track.
Mark Martin is the defending race champ.
We'll have an update for you at six. [WIPE TO MOTION]
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The Men's Final Four begins tomorrow.
And for Coach Mike Krzyzewski making a trip to the semifinals is nothing new, but he's not giving up any words of wisdom to the competition.
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Coming up tonight at six we'll make the Express' business our business. Steve Mason will give us the details on the franchise's fiancial woes.


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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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She said she feels a special bond with animals.
And this eight-year-old's ability to sound the call of the wild has won her a spot on national television.
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((MY FAVORITE ANIMAL IS A SEAL. ARGH! ARGH! ARGH! ARGH!))
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[SUPER=03-New Castle]


Carly Whiting was one of 80 kids from the Roanoke area who entered a contest sponsored by the Discovery Channel.
The winner would get to go on a televised dig for dinosaur bones in Colorado.
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((CARLY: IT WAS ON A SNOW DAY OR WHATEVER ... WE WERE HOME AND THEY CALLED ME AND TOLD ME THAT I WON AND I WAS REALLY, REALLY HAPPY.))
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All she had to do to win was make a noise like an animal.
That was no problem for Carly, who has already decided she wants to be a marine biologist when she grows up.
Her trip to Colorado ... to find dinosaur bones ... will be sometime this summer.
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