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Today on news 7 at 5, Serbia expands its war efforts. We'll have a live report.
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and Dr. Jack Kevorkian learns how long he is going to prison for administering a lethal injection on camera.
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How low will it go? The mercury takes a dive late tonight. Forecast details coming up.

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In medical news -- A new way to treat prostate cancer means less pain for patients.
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And the governnment is testing a different type of diet pill.
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((NOW WE ARET AKING OUR ALLIED AIR ATTACK CAMPAIGN TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH MORE AIRCRAFT IN THE REGION.))
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More air power heads to the Balkans- as the war there escalates.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Word tonight that Serb troops apparently crossed the border into neighboring Albania- expanding the war.
That's brought about more talk of ground troops-
Today President Clinton met with members of Congress to talk about the mission-
Lee Cowan is standing by live in Washington with the latest.
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((THE PRESIDENT GATHERED MEMBERS OF CONGRESS INTO THE WHITE HOUSE TO TELL THEM PERSONALLY WHAT HE'S TOLD THE NATION PUBLICLY. THE NATO AIR WAR IS WORKING, BUT IT NEEDS MORE TIME, AND MONEY. CLINTON: Our campaign is diminishing and grinding down Mr. Milosevic's military capability.
BUT THE ISSUE OF GROUND TROOPS WON'T GO AWAY - AND SEVERAL LAWMAKERS INDICATED FOR THE FIRST TIME, THEY SENSED A SUBTLE SHIFT IN THE PRESIDENT'S RELUCTANCE TO USE MORE THAN ATTACKS FROM THE AIR.. SEN. JOHN KERRY/D-MA:
I also heard him say - nothing is off the table --- achieve our goals.


BUT IT WAS A CHARACTERIZATION THE WHITE HOUSE LATER ANGRILY DISPUTED, SUGGESTING THE PRESIDENT'S CONFIDENCE IN NATO'S PILOTS REMAINS UNCHANGED. JOE LOCKHART/WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN: He has not intention of sending in ground troops
ALTHOUGH MOST LAWMAKERS DESCRIBED THEIR MEETING AS PRODUCTIVE AND INFORMATIVE, IT CLEARLY LEFT SOME WITH MORE QUESTIONS THAN ANSWERS ABOUT WHAT COMES NEXT. SEN. KAY BAILEY HUTCHISON/R-TX: We have started something - where it is going to lead.
FOR THE MOMENT - IT WILL LEAD TO AN INCREASE IN FIREPOWER - THE PENTAGON LIKELY TO GRANT A REQUEST FROM THE SUPREME COMMANDER FOR AN ADDITIONAL 300 AIRCRAFT - WHICH COULD TRIGGER THE ACTIVATION OF SOME NATIONAL GUARD AND RESERVES UNITS AS WELL.
BUT IT'S AN ADDED DEPLOYMENT OFFICIALS SAY SHOULD NOT BE INTERPRETED AS A FAILURE OF THE CURRENT MISSION. GEN. WESLEY CLARK//SUPREME NATO COMMANDER: "It's very much on track as we imagined it to be." LEE COWAN//CBS NEWS: As the operation continues to grow, so does the price tag. One estimate suggesting up to 4 billion dollars may need to be appropriated on an emergency basis to keep t he operation going - an operation the President suggested today is a long way from over. Lee Cowan, CBS News, the White House))



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The search for the cause of yesterday's fatal plane crash in Montgomery County is now underway. This morning, an investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board began examining the wreckage looking for clues.
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Teresa Hamilton has been near the sight all day and she joins us now.
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The children of one of the plane crash victims say he was a man of his word who in many ways built the community of Hardy.
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Warren Moorman's children remember jumping trains with him on a family vacation.
They say the 73-year-old loved adventure and had a strong faith in God.
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((HE WAS ALWAYS A POSITIVE FORCE. HE WAS ALWAYS THE ONE TRYING TO BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER TO ACCOMPLISH SOMETHING GOOD. HE NEVER RAISED HIS VOICE IN ANY KIND OF DIVISION.))
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They say Moorman built the family home, then helped create the rescue squad next door.
He pushed to straighten Hardy Road and delivered mail to this area for more than 40 years.
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((HE WAS A GOOD NEIGHBOR AND NEIGHBOR TO THE RESCUE SQUAD ... MOW THE GRASS.))
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Tonight on News7 at Six --we'll hear from family members who convinced Moorman to take the flight.
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Two former Governors are preparing to do battle for one of Virginia's U-S Senate Seats. We'll have that story in a moment .
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and from Michigan, Dr. Jack Kevorkian is sentenced for adminstering a lethal injection last year.
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On Health Check, doctors try a different approach to treating one of the leading killers of men.
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We'll have all that and much more. Stay with us. [sponsor]
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Dr. Jack Kevorkian challenged the legal system to put him in jail for helping a man end his life.
Today that is exactly what a judge did.
Drew Levinson reports from Michigan.
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(((PONTIAC, MI)
WITH A SMIRK ON HIS FACE, CONVICTED MURDERER DR. JACK KEVORKIAN LEFT THE COURTROOM IN HANDCUFFS. MINUTES EARLIER-A JUDGE HANDED THE 70-YEAR RETIRED PATHOLOGIST WHAT COULD AMOUNT TO A LIFE SENTENCE--10-25 YEARS IN PRISON.

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14:22:35 "you had the audacity to go on a national tv and show the world what you did and dare the legal system to stop you..well sir consider yourself stopped."
KEVORKIAN WAS CONVICTED OF SECOND DEGREE MURDER FOR KILLING 52-YEAR OLD THOMAS YOUK. YOUK HAD LOU GEHRIG'S DISEASE. TAPE OF KEVORKIAN GIVING A LETHAL INJECTION TO YOUK AIRED ON CBS'S "60 MINUTES." DURING THE TRIAL YOUK'S FAMILY WAS PREVENTED FROM TESTIFYING. TUESDAY-THOMAS YOUK'S WIDOW ASKED LENIENCY.

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"Tom was not a victim, and to his mind this was not a crime and certainly.certainly not a murder."
FOR A DECADE THE MAN NICKNAMED DR. DEATH CHAMPIONED THE CAUSE OF ASSISTED SUICIDE AND AVOIDED CONVICTION-BUT THIS, ACCORDING TO A JURY, WAS MURDER.

(SOT JOHN SKRZYNSKI/PROSECUTOR)

"He's been made a celebrity by everyone but in that courtroom he was a man and he was accountable to the law just a surely as you are and as surely as I am."

(NATSOUND EXCITEMENT FROM NOT DEAD YET FOLKS IN WHEELCHAIRS)


THE TOUGH SENTENCE WAS WARMLY RECEIVED BY A GROUP OF DISABLED ADVOCATES WHO HAVE ATTENDED THE TRIAL TO PROTEST KEVORKIAN'S PRACTICES.

(DREW LEVINSON/CBS NEW)

"Kevorkian now goes to the state prison-that will likely be his home for the foreseeable future. He won't be eligible for parole for nearly seven years. Drew Levinson, CBS News, Pontiac, MI"))

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The wail of sirens filled the air around Israel today.
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((NAT SOUND OF SIRENS))
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The sirens sounded as the Jewish State observed Holocaust Rememerence day.
Traffic came to a halt in Jerusalem, people bowed their heads in remembereance.
Radio and TV broadcasts stopped.
The silence is in memory of the Jews who lost their lives at the hands of the Nazi's in the 1930's and 40's.
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It may be the first time in Virginia history that two former governors have faced off for higher office.
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Today, George Allen made it official.
Allen went back to the steps of his old Charlottesville law firm to kick off a campaign for the U-S Senate in 2000.

Allen was indirect in his assessment of Democrat Chuck Robb.
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((GEORGE ALLEN/R-U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE: I THINK WHAT ...FIGHT FOR THEM.))
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A spokesman for Senator Robb says of the Allen challenge: "The Senator is focused on the situation in Kosovo. That's his top priority. It's too bad George Allen did not wait to make his announcement" until the Kosovo crisis was resolved.
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The race for the 23rd District State senate seat is just a few hours old, but already it's taking a nasty turn.
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Former C-I-A manager John Campbell announced today he'll run as a Democrat against incumbent Steve Newman this fall.
Campbell says the district deserves a senator who's not in the pocket of big money special interest groups.
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((JOHN CAMPBELL/D- STATE SENATE CANDIDATE: FACT OF THE MATTER IS HE HAS FOLLOWED CERTAIN INTERESTS IN THIS AREA AND CERTAINLY DOWN IN RICHMOND LOCK-STEP, YOU CAN GO BACK AND LOOK AT THE RECORD AND SEE HOW HE DOES THAT, SO I THINK IT'S A REASONABLE THING TO SAY.))
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Republicans meanwhile are blasting Campbell's choice of campaign adviser.. a former newspaper reporter who they say has had it in for Steve Newman for years.
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((WENDELL WALKER/REPUBLICAN PARTY CHAIRMAN: WE'RE TELLING MR. CAMPBELL TODAY THAT WE'RE VERY CONCERNED IF THIS IS THE DIRECTION THAT HIS CAMPAIGN IS GOING TO BE GOING, IF THIS IS THE ADVISER THAT HE'S CHOSEN. I CERTAINLY THINK HE COULD DO MUCH BETTER.))
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Campbell's adviser.. Steve Vaughan.. recently quit his job at the Lynchburg News and Advance.
He'd been demoted after a confrontation with Senator Newman during the General Assembly session in February.
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Coming up a little later in the newscast, one of television's longest running shows is cancelled,
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and an entertainment and advertising legend dies in Branson Missouri.
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In Sports, the Salem Avalanche is facing a tough opponent...the flu bug. Mike Stevens will explain.
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On health check --a new type of diet drug is close to getting federal approval,
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And an alternative therapy for prostate cancer is gaining acceptance in the Roanoke Valley.
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((DR. ROBERT HEATH/RADIATION ONCOLOGIST: IT'S A NEW WAY OF DELIVERING THE SEEDS MORE ACCURATELY WITHIN THE PROSTATE.))


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A new method for treating prostate cancer promises better results without the side effects of impotency and incontinence. The treatment is old, but the technique for performing it is just starting to get recognition. Now the procedure is catching on in Southwest Virginia.
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(( [NAT SOUND BITE] [RUNS:02] These little radioactive seeds have been around for a while, but implanting them in the prostate has always been difficult and provided only limited results. Now doctors are using an ultrasound to guide them to the prostate and kill the cancer more effectively.
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((DR. ROBERT HEATH/RADIATION ONCOLOGIST: THE SEED IMPLANT TECHNIQUE IS PROBABLY BETTER SUITED FOR MEN WITH MORE MEDICAL PROBLEMS, MEN THAT ARE OLDER, IN THEIR 70S, EARLY 80S, AND IT'S VERY EASY TO TOLERATE COMPARED TO THE OTHER TECHNIQUE, THE RADICAL PROSTATECTOMY.)) [RUNS:14]
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The new strategy for fighting the disease is easier and less invasive using about 20 long needles filled with about 80 seeds and injecting them directly into the prostate.
The seeds are surgically placed in the prostate through a grid that pinpoints where they are needed. But it's not for every prostate cancer patient.
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((DR. ROBERT HEATH/RADIATION ONCOLOGIST: THERE ARE A FEW MEN WHO HAVE PROSTATES THAT CLEARLY ARE TOO BIG, THAT HAVE PROSTATES THAT ARE PINCHING OFF THEIR URETHRA TOO MUCH ALREADY AND THEY'RE GETTING A LOT OF URINARY SYMPTOMS.)) [RUNS:11]
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another benefit to seed implantation is the recovery time -- which is dramatically reduced with the new technique.
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((DR. ROBERT HEATH/RADIATION ONCOLOGIST: OF THE FIRST FEW PATIENTS WE'VE DONE ONE MAN WAS IN THE GARDEN THE NEXT DAY AND ANOTHER MAN WAS GOLFING WITHIN FOUR OR FIVE DAYS OF THE SEED IMPLANT.)) [RUNS:09]
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The cost is less expensive than alternative prostate cancer surgery and is covered by Medicare and private insurance.















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A new type of diet drug could be hitting American shelves soon.
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Unlike previous drugs like Phen-Fen, Orlistat promises to lower weight and blood pressure at the same time.
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((DR LEONARD GUTNIK "ORLISTAT IS A GREAT NEW DRUG BECAUSE IT'S THE FIRST NEW CLASS OF DIET DRUGS CALLED A FAT BLOCKER." ))
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But Orlistat is not a ticket to binge. It has some serious side effects.
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((DR LEONARD GUTNIK "IF ONE EATS TOO MUCH FAT, YOU MIGHT GET A FATTY DIARRHEA. BUT I THINK WHAT WILL HAPPEN IS PEOPLE ON THE PILL WILL LOSE WEIGHT AND WON'T LIKE THE DIARRHEA AND IT'LL BE ANOTHER MECHANISM FOR THEM TO EAT LESS FAT."))
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The F-D-A is expected to give Orlistat the green light this week. It should be available by prescription within two months.
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In Sports, the Express advance in the playoffs.
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And Baseball Fever hits Salem, but it's not a good thing. Here's Mike Stevens.[S5-Express]


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Good Afternoon and welcome to the Tuesday Ticker. The Roanoke Express has moved one step closer to an ECHL Championship.
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The Express de-fused the Bombers by a score of four to one last night to take the opening round series in the Kelly Cup Playoffs.
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Roanoke scored twice in the first and third periods and net minder Daniel Berthiaum stopped forty Dayton shots to propell the Express to the win.
Roanoke took the best of five series three games to one and is now turning its attention to Chesapeake.
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Games one and two of the second round series are at the Round House Friday and Saturday nights.
The puck drops for both games at 7:30.

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The Avalanche could have one of their power hitters back in the line-up tonight.
Todd Sears missed most of the opening series with Wilmington because of the flu bug.
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Sears did a full workout with the team yesterday. But the bug that sidelined him has also infected several other players.
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The Avalanche beat the Kinston Indians last night nine to four. The series continues tonight with a seven o'clock start at Salem Stadium.
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Coming up at six tonight, we'll check in with New York Tiki Barber, as the Giants get ready for their mini-camp in a couple of weeks.
Plus, Geoff Bodine talks about why this coming Sunday is his day at Martinsville.
Hope you have a safe night everybody - take care. [go to break]

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The country music industry is remembering a man who never had a hit, but sold a lot of records and entertained a lot of fans.
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BoxCar Willie died yesterday after a two year battle with leukemia.
Born Lecil Martin, Willie originally quit show businesss as a teenager to join the Air Force.
He spent 22 years in the military as a pilot.
During the 1970's, he returned to performing and developed a cult following as his commercials on cable television sold millions of records.
In recent years, Willie frequently performed at his theater in Branson, Missouri.
Boxcar Willie was 67.
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N-B-C is cancelling one of television's longest running shows.
"Another World" will end its 35 year run this summer.
N-B-C needed a slot for a new soap opera called "Passions."
The decision came down to cutting "Another World," or Aaron Spelling's "Sunset Beach."
The network stuck with Sunset Beach, signing it for another two years.

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They are celebrating the new year in a cool way in Bangkok, Thailand.
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The Buddhist New Year Festival is usually celebrated by sprinkling family elders with a little water as a mark of respect.
But recent celebrations have become more boisterous.
Water guns have become the most popular way of spraying friends these days.
The festival falls at Thailand's hottest time of the year so the cool water is usually a welcome relief.
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