[7E-Va-Reserves]

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NATO continues to press on with its air attack on Yugoslavia, a fact that doesn't escape National Guardsmen in Virginia.
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Preparation for possible deployment to Bosnia can be found around Richmond, where Virginia's Air National Guard is headquartered.
Practice bombing runs and dog fights over the North Carolina coast are NOT just an academic exercise for these reservists.
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[IN Q=Uh, I don't]

((COL. BOB SEIFERT/VIRGINIA AIR NAT. GUARD: UH, I DON'T KNOW. I HEAR THE THINGS YOU HEAR, AND WE ARE READY. AND CERTAINLY, IF WE'RE CALLED UPON, WE'RE READY TO GO, AND I THINK WE COULD BE A BIG HELP.))
[SUPER=01-Col. Bob Seifert/Virginia Air Nat. Guard: ]
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[OUT Q=a big help.]
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The 192nd Fighter Wing has, after all, flown reconnaisance missions over Bosnia, and patrolled Iraq's "no fly zone."

Its F-16 pilots are well aware of the headlines about Kosovo.
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[IN Q=You try]

((CAPT. SCOTT CROXTON/VIRGINIA AIR NAT. GUARD: YOU TRY TO LEAVE YOUR PERSONAL FEELINGS ASIDE. YOU LOOK AT THE GREATER PICTURE, THE GREATER MISSION, AND IF WE CAN HELP ACCOMPLISH THAT, WE'RE CERTAINLY PREPARED TO DO THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Capt. Scott Croxton/Virginia Air Nat. Guard]
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[OUT Q=do that.]
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Right now, the unit flies twice a week to stay ready for combat.
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[7E-Kosovo-Supplies]


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Many of those fleeing their homes in Kosovo are leaving everything behind.. and the need for food, clothing and medical supplies is growing.
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"World Help" is a Forest-based organization that has been shipping emergency supplies to parts of Europe for seven years.
They're working on a shipment that will be sent to a small town in Bosnia, which is now home to more than 20- thousand Kosovar refugees.
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((VERNON BREWER/WORLD HELP: TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE, BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE LITERALLY DYING EVERY DAY AND WE NEED TO GET THESE MATERIALS TO THEM AND SUPPLIES AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE, SO THE CHALLENGE IS GETTING IT DONE QUICKLY.))
[SUPER=01-Vernon Brewer/World Help; :00]
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[OUT Q=it done quickly.]
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World Help has ten locations in Lynchburg and Roanoke where you can drop off donations.
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[PHONE NUMBER FULL SCREEN]
To find one near you, you can call them during the day at 1- 800 541-6691.
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[7E-Man-to-Man]


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A doctor who's considered an expert on prostate cancer paid a visit to a Roaonke hospital.
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Yesterday, Dr. Charles Myers was in town to address members of the "Man to Man" support group at Roanoke Memorial Hospital's Cancer Center.
Patients and cancer survivors who are in the group get together once a month to talk about treatment and share their experiences.
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((BUD SUESS/MAN TO MAN MEMBER: WE HAVE THE ADVANTAGE OF TALKING TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE GONE THROUGH SURGERY AND THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE GONE THROUGH RADIATION AND THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE GONE THROUGH EITHER ONE AND HAVE HAD A REOCCURENCE AND WHAT TO DO THEN.))
[SUPER=01-Bud Suess/Man to Man Member;]
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[OUT Q=what to do then.]
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American men tend to develop the disease at the same rate as men in other parts of the world-- including countries like Japan.
But more American men die from prostate cancer.
Dr. Myers said that's due mainly to the difference in diet.
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((DR. CHARLES MYERS: WE EAT LOTS OF MEAT, EGG YOLKS AND DAIRY PRODUCTS THEY DON'T HAVE ANY OF THESE THINGS AND YOU CAN SHOW THAT THESE ITEMS IN THE DIET FOSTER THE SPREAD OF PROSTATE CANCER.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Charles Myers/Prostate Cancer Specialist;]
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[OUT Q=of prostate cancer.]
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Dr. Myers also said green tea and soy products appear to be effective cancer fighters.
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Man to Man has been around for about four years.
The group meets the third Thursday of every month.

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Taking a look now at your Friday forecast..
Expect partly sunny skies today, with some warm southwesterly breezes pushing temperatures into the mid-60s.
Some clouds move in overnight, with temperatures dropping to around 40 degrees.
The extended forecast...
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[7BIRTHDAYS] 4/17/99
Saturday:

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Anniversary:
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The search for a Salem fugitive ends in suicide.
Christopher Robert Dart was wanted in connection with an abduction and armed robbery. He was also a suspect in the West Virginia murder of his father.
The Wyoming highway patrol began pursuing him yesterday after he left a gas station without paying.
When authorites caught up with him, he pulled out a handgun and fatally shot himself.

[8E-Fulcher]


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It's a con man's word against the government.
Months before his trial -- a career criminal is trying to explain why federal agents think he masterminded a Bland prison drug scheme.
He claims he and his mother were actually working undercover.
Tina Tenret has more.
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(( Federal agents say Mike Fulcher led a major marijuana ring inside Bland Prison that allegedly involved four guards too.
They say Fulcher mailed more than ten thousand dollars in drug revenue to his mother in Roanoke -- who then laundered the money through P.O. boxes and fake accounts.
But Fulcher says he only collected this evidence to give to federal agents.
He used to be a D-E-A informant.
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((THEY FOUND PICTURES OF ME WITH DRUGS, TOOLS OF THE TRADE YOU WOULD USE TO CONVINCE PEOPLE YOU ARE A DRUG DEALER, PICTURES THE GOVERNMENT TOOK OF ME WITH LARGE AMOUNTS OF MONEY, LARGE AMOUNTS OF DRUGS. I THINK ONCE THESE INEXPERIENCED CORRECCTIONAL OFFICERS GOT A HOLD OF IT THEY WERE DETERMINED I WAS A DRUG DEALER.))
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But federal agents say Fulcher was not working for them this time.
And local sheriff's deputies say even though he has helped them many times before, they always checked his work.


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((SURVEILLANCE EQUIPMENT ... WAY WE ASKED THEM TO))
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Mike Fulcher goes to trial in July.
Tina Tenret News7.))








[8Hospital-Fire]


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A small fire overnight caused some patients at Allegheny Regional Hospital to be relocated.
A hospital administrator says the blaze broke out at about 12-30 this morning in the medical surgical unit. No one had to be evacuated, although a few patients had to be transferred to a different unit.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.

[8E-Va-Reserves]


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Although they're half-a-world away, National Guardsmen in Virginia are preparing to join the NATO attack on Yugoslavia if they're called.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henrico Co.; ]


Preparation for possible deployment to Bosnia can be found around Richmond, where Virginia's Air National Guard is headquartered.
Practice bombing runs and dog fights over the North Carolina coast are NOT just an academic exercise for these reservists.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 11:58:36 ]
[IN Q=Uh, I don't]

((COL. BOB SEIFERT/VIRGINIA AIR NAT. GUARD: UH, I DON'T KNOW. I HEAR THE THINGS YOU HEAR, AND WE ARE READY. AND CERTAINLY, IF WE'RE CALLED UPON, WE'RE READY TO GO, AND I THINK WE COULD BE A BIG HELP.))
[SUPER=01-Col. Bob Seifert/Virginia Air Nat. Guard; ]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=a big help.]
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[VO-NAT]


The 192nd Fighter Wing has, after all, flown reconnaisance missions over Bosnia, and patrolled Iraq's "no fly zone."

Its F-16 pilots are well aware of the headlines about Kosovo.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 12:01:15 ]
[IN Q=You try]

((CAPT. SCOTT CROXTON/VIRGINIA AIR NAT. GUARD: YOU TRY TO LEAVE YOUR PERSONAL FEELINGS ASIDE. YOU LOOK AT THE GREATER PICTURE, THE GREATER MISSION, AND IF WE CAN HELP ACCOMPLISH THAT, WE'RE CERTAINLY PREPARED TO DO THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Capt. Scott Croxton/Virginia Air Nat. Guard]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=do that.]
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Right now, the unit flies twice a week to stay ready for combat.
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Time again to look at the Friday weather outlook--
Partly sunny with southwesterly winds up to 25 miles an hour and high temperatures in the lower 60s.
Variably cloudy tonight, with lows cooling off to near 40.
The extended forecast features increasing clouds tomorrow, with showers possible late in the day.
Otherwise, partly cloudy and cooler over the next few days.....
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