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Coming up today on News 7 at 5, firefighters discover two bodies in a burning house in Roanoke.
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and the U-S Senate passes tighter gun control legislation, but some critics say it's still not enough. [Weather-Head]
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In medical news -- Doctors say if your biological clock is ticking -- check the hour. New information reveals the best time of day to conceive.
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And when it comes to matters of the heart -- a Roanoke hospital is staying a beat ahead of the rest.
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((NAT SOUND... BABY COMING OUT OF WELL AND APPLAUSE.))
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After five hours trapped in a well- a baby is lifted out to safety.
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The little boy- just 17 months old- has some bumps and bruises, but other than that doctors say he is doing fine tonight.
It was a harrowing night for family and friends- Jessy Kraus was trapped 16 feet below ground in a well-
Rescuers did not give up- sometimes using their hands to dig- and finally reach the boy.
Cathy Moss is live in Mulvane Kansas with the story.
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(( Little Jessy Kraus is okay.. and back at home... thanks to a group of determined rescuers and dozens of community members who offered their equipment and expertise. KAREN KRAUS, MOTHER WE THINK YOU'RE HEROS JERRY KRAUS, FATHER: I CAN'T THINK OF A WORD BIG ENOUGH TO SAY TO ALL THE PEOPLE THERE. I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THERE WHO MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR ME TO TAKE MY SON HOME TODAY. Digging at times with their bare hands... the rescue team dug a parallel shaft..and then carefully burrowed over to jesse...stuck some 16 feet below the ground. they also used a hi-tech camera and pumped fresh air down the shaft. DR. CURT PICKERT, WESLEY MEDICAL CENTER "THE FACT THAT HE WAS ABLE TO BE MAINTAINED THROUGHOUT THAT CRITICAL PERIOD, THE FIRST FEW HOURS..INTO THE ACTUAL RESCUE AND DELIVERY TO THE ICU, THAT SAVED HIS LIFE."
Witchita fireman tim deneen was the first person to reach jesse.
TIM DENEEN/WITCHITA FIRE DEPT. ONE TOUGH LITTLE GUY. I ALMOST LEFT THOSE IN THE HOLE, BUT I FIGURED THEY LOOKED LIKE "TEETHERS" AND I KNOW THEY CAN BE PRETTY EXPENSIVE, SO I BROUGHT THEM UP.
The well has now completley vanished... and family member are hoping memories of the harrowing night will also disappear for the young toddler. GRANDMOTHER HE'S TOTALLY NORMAL, HE'S IN THERE HAVING A GOOD TIME, HAD A GOOD LUNCH AND MIMI PUT HIM TO SLEEP.))



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Two Roanoke residents died in a suspicious fire this morning and investigators say it was NOT the smoke that killed them.
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Investigators will not name the victims until family members identify them.
Firefighters found the couple dead in their bed this morning at 1424 (KEY-fauver) Kefauver Street Southeast.
Someone apparently set their house and garage on fire.
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But investigators say it was NOT the fire that killed them.
A medical examiner is looking for a cause of death now.
More details tonight on News7 at Six.
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A man missing from Bedford for four days is back home again today, safe and sound.
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Acting on numerous tips, the National Park Service today located 31-year old Jonathan David Fink along the Appalachian Trail.
Fink suffers from a blood sugar condition and becomes confused when he doesn't maintain his diet.
Authorities say hikers had been sharing their food with Fink for several days.
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A Bill passed the Senate today that would require background checks on gun buyers at Trade Shows-
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But Democrats sayt he proposal is too weak and claim the bill will open up new loopholes for criminals to get guns.


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((SEN. JOHN MCCAIN/R- ARIZONA: IT REQUIRES INSTANT BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR ALL AT GUNS SHOWS. THAT WAS A LOOPHOLE THAT NEEDS TO BE CLOSED.)) [BUTT TO 14:55:24] ((SEN. CHARLES SCHUMER/D- NEW YORK: WE ARE TRYING TO ACT LIKE WE'VE BEEN TOUGH ON GUN CONTROL BUT THEN WE PUT SO MANY LOOPHOLES IN THE BILL THAT WE CAN SAY TO OUR FRIENDS ON THE OTHER SIDE HEY WE DIDN'T MEAN IT. IT'S SORT OF A DR. JEKYL AND MR. HYDE.))
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Demorats say they'll fight for stricter gun control measures.
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The newly recognized descendents of Thomas Jefferson say they want to join the family in all ways. We'll have that next.
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and the shelves at the local Harris Teeter stores will not remain empty long.
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On Health Check, one of the Valley's hospitals receives some national recognition.
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and Patrick Evans will check out a unique garden in Rockbridge County. [closed captionsponsor]

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Less than a week after Harris Teeter moved out, Kroger's moving in.
The country's biggest supermarket chain began filling empty shelves today ... getting ready to open nine new stores in our part of Virginia.
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Scott Goldberg joins us this afternoon from outside one of the soon-to-be Krogers.
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Jean, there wasn't much of a mourning period.
Harris Teeter took down its sign on Tuesday.
Kroger began resurrecting the store today.
The new tennants say at this store and at the Towers Mall store in Roanoke, they'll be ready for customers in a week to 10 days.
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And the people operating the new Krogers say other than the name, not much is going to change.
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One thing Kroger won't have is the Very Important Customer discount card...but will have double-coupon discounts.
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Two new stores make Kroger the dominant supermarket in Roanoke.
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One way Kroger hopes to win over Harris Teeter customers is by retaining some Harris Teeter employees.
More on employees making that transition tonight at six.
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Jean.[5-Monticello]


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History will be made this weekend... as descendants of Thomas Jefferson's slave Sally Hemings attend the Jefferson family reunion for the first time.
This comes in light of new D-N-A evidence indicating Jefferson was the probable father of at least one of Hemings children.
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Monticello is one of the places Monticello Association Members and Hemings descendants will gather.
Several Hemings descendants are asking for membership into the association and burial rights in the Jefferson cemetery.
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((MICHELLE COOLEY-QUILLE: BY BIRTHRIGHT WE HAVE A RIGHT TO BE THERE...AND SO BY BECOMING MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION THAT WILL IN FACT ALLOW US TO HAVE ACCESS TO THE CEMETERY))
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More than 30 Hemings descendants are expected to attend... Tonight at six we talk to a Monticello Association member to get his reaction.

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Inflation rose seven tenths of a percent in April. That is the largest monthly increase in nearly nine years.
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The report pushed the stock markets lower.
The DOW dropped nearly 194 points while NASDAQ lost 54.
Many investors are afraid the increase in inflation will prompt the federal reserve to raise interest rates.
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Coming up a little later in Sports, Mike Stevens will lets us know who's going to win the first battle tonight at the Richmond International Speedway... Mother Nature or NASCAR.
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but first, Patrick Evans will take us to the beautiful Boxerwood Gardens in Rockbridge County.
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Boxerwood Gardens may be Rockbridge County's best kept secret, but not anymore.
In a bonus edition of Growin' It, Patrick Evans introduces us to these gardens, just outside Lexington's city limits.
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It's a rainy day in Richmond. We'll see what that means to the big race weekend.... coming up in Sports.
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On health check -- fertility doctors make a timely discovery.
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Plus -- a local hospital is named one of the best in the country for cardiac care.
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Roanoke Memorial Hospital is one of the top 100 cardiovascular hospitals in the country.
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Health Care Investment Analysis -- a private medical information company -- has just published it's list of the best heart surgery centers and R-M-H is on it. Criteria to be considered one of the top hospitals include mortality statistics and complication problems. Carilion's medical director of cardiac services says the staff of doctors and nurses are what make the hospital a leader in patient care.
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((DR. PAUL FRANTZ/CARILION MEDICAL DIRECTOR: THERE ARE PROBABLY ONE THOUSAND IN THE U-S THAT PERFORM SOME KIND OF CARDIAC SURGICAL CARE BUT ONLY 700 REALLY HAVE ENOUGH VOLUME FOR HCIA TO FOLLOW THEM AND OF THOSE SEVEN HUNDRED USING SEVERAL CRITERIA, HCIA HAS SELECTED 100 WHICH THEY HAVE LABELED THE TOP 100 CARDIOVASCULAR HOSPITALS.))
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Carilion's award is in recognition of exceptional clinical quality. Carilion Health System started heart surgery 17 years ago.
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Five other Virginia hospitals are also on the list -- but R-M-H is the only one in Southwest Virginia. Portions of the report are published today in the journal Modern Health Care.

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The nation's largest retail chain says it will NOT sell the so-called morning after pill.
The drug is an emergency contraceptive that can be used up to 72 hours after unprotected sex.
Wal-Mart does not say why it won't sell the drug at its more than 24 hundred pharmacies. The retailer calls the ban a business decision.
Family planning advocates are criticizing the move.
They're afraid some women will have difficulty finding the drug especially in small towns where Wal-mart has little competition.

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Couples having trouble conceiving may want to look at the clock as well as the calendar.
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Researchers have found that both men and women are most fertile around five in the afternoon.
Men have about 17 million more sperms cells betweeen five and five thirty. That's about 35 percent more than earlier in the day.
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There are several other things couples could do to improve their odds. Men should avoid hot tubs, jacuzzis, and briefs.
Women should avoid too much coffee and both should avoid too much stress.
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In many ways, (Nee-sha) Nisha (Nag-er-kah-tee) Nagarkatti is like most eleventh graders at Blacksburg High school.
She enjoys reading, traveling and even plays the violin.
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But Nisha's work in the field of cancer research is something that clearly sets her apart from her fellow classmates as well as high school students around the world.
The 17- year old student recently took top honors at the International Science Fair where she displayed her findings.
Nisha has been working on the project since seventh grade but has never placed in the international competition.
However, her research has never been quite this extensive.
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((NISHA NAGARKATTI/BLACKSBURG HIGH SCHOOL JR.: THIS YEAR, I FOUND THAT THE MECHANISM BY WHICH TUMOR CELLS KILL CELLS OF THE IMMUNE SYSTEM AND WAYS TO MAKE TREATMENTS SUCH AS CHEMOTHERAPY MORE EFFECTIVE.))
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Nisha's work was judged against that of 12-hundred students from 47- countries.
For taking top honors, she won 137-thousand dollars in scholarships and cash.
She also secured an invitation to the Nobel Prize Ceremoney in Sweden later this year.
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In Sports, Mike Stevens probably feels like a weatherman today.
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Here he is with his race weekend forecast.[S5-Richmond]


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Rain is playing havoc with the racing activities in Richmond this week.
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Last night they failed to finish the modified race, and today not one car has made it on the track because of the rain.
Second round Busch qualifying was washed out this morning. That knocked Phillip Morris and Terry Labonte out of tonight's race.
And about an hour ago, NASCAR postponed Winston Cup qualifying until tomorrow afternoon at one.
When they do get on the track Rick Mast will qualify 28th.
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Track officials still hope to stage the Busch race tonight at 7:30. But they must first complete the modified event from last night.

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And despite the rain, Some of the top ranked tennis teams in the country are in Blacksburg this weekend for the N-C-A-A regional championship. The tournament is being held inside at the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center.
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The Hokies, winners of 4 straight Atlantic 10 titles, are hosting the first round of the tournament for the first time.
Playing at home gives the Hokies a slight advantage and it's also an indication that the Hokie tennis program has finally reached a national level.
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16-th ranked Alabama opened the morning action with a 4 to 1 win over Hampton University. And right now the Hokies are now on the court taking on V-C-U.
The two winners will play for the Championship tomorrow Morning. We'll have more coming up at six.


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And in one football note for you on this Friday afternoon -
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The New Orleans Saints signed top draft pick Ricky Williams.
The heisman trophy winner is being counted on to turn around the sorry Saints, who haven't had a winning record in six seasons.
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Coming up at six, we'll hear from Williams plus, one of the area's most popular high school football programs is getting a new head coach.
Have a safe weekend everybody. [take a break]

[5-Relay-Life]


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Volunteers will be pounding the pavement this evening and into tomorrow to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.
The "Relay For Life" campaign is a fundraiser where teams of volunteers gather donations and take turns walking over a 24-hour period.
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Communities throughout Southwest Virginia are taking part in the fundraiser.
In Wytheville, volunteers began setting up this afternoon.
Last year, Wythe County residents raised 100-thousand dollars for the American Cancer Society.
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((DEB KING/"RELAY FOR LIFE" VOLUNTEER: THE CORE COMMITTEE THAT HAS BEEN WORKING ON THE EVENT FROM THE VERY BEGINNING HAS JUST BEEN SO EXCITED ABOUT THE WHOLE THING AND THAT HAS BUILT AND BUILT TO A POINT WHERE IT JUST ENVELOPS THE WHOLE COMMUNITY.))
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Last year, Wythe County was ranked number ONE in the nation in fundraising based on population.


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