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Coming up on News 7, the middle east peace process could change as the Israeli people elect a new leader,
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and an admission from a Franklin County antiques dealer gets him sent immediately to jail.
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A rather pleasant way to kick off the work week. Sunny skies will be placed by more clouds later tomorrow.

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Doctors are using a new test to detect early warnings for prostate cancer.
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Plus -- how safe is the popular new weight loss product Metabolife?
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((BENJAMIN NETANYAHU/ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER: THE PEOPLE WILL DECIDE AND I'M SURE THEY'LL MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.))
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The People have decided on a new leader for Israel- voting Benjamin Netahanyahu out of office.
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[waiting on supers etc]
Good Evening.
Benjamin Netanyahu has conceded defeat in the election for Prime Minister of Israel.
(EH-hud Ba-RAHK) Ehud Barak is the winner- a decorated soldier and moderate when it comes to dealing with the Palestinians.
Jesse Schulman has more.
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Antiques dealer and high-stakes gambler Clyde Bryant got locked up today -- even before he's formally sentenced for ripping off his clients.
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More than 10-million dollars passed through his hands in a little over three years -- all of it in fraudulent transactions, according to the F-B-I.
Bryant pled guilty today to money laundering and mail fraud.
The prosecutor convinced the judge to lock him up BEFORE sentencing, because she thinks he's still conning people.
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((HE HAS FRIENDS THAT, AS YOU SAW FROM HIS OWN TESTIMONY, HE'S STILL TRYING TO GET MONEY FROM PEOPLE. HE'S STILL SUCCESSFUL AT GETTING MONEY FROM PEOPLE.))
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Peters made a deal with Bryant's lawyer: in exchange for the guilty pleas, she'll ask for no more than a five year sentence.


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Franklin County residents are mourning a suspected moonshiner who killed himself after being investigated by federal agents.
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ABC agents searched Ramsey Helms's business -- the Helms Farmers Exchange -- and seized some property two weeks ago, saying he sold sugar and other raws materials to bootleggers.
Helms shot himself yesterday.
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((HE COME OUT AND GET THE PAPER ... COULDN'T DEAL WITH IT.))
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Kenneth Dudley is not only a neighbor but a former ABC agent.
He says federal agents tried to make an example out of Helms -- prematurely.
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((IT APPEARS THEY'RE TRYING TO CONVICT HIM IN THE PRESS BEFORE THE CHARGES. IT HAS THAT ODOR ABOUT IT.))
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A-B-C agents say it would be inappropriate for them to comment.

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A major cleanup is underway in Iowa after several twisters swept through-
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The tornadoes left at least two people dead and a path of destruction.
One torando hit the Iowa Welcome center where about a dozen people hid in a closet. No one was hurt there.
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((WE DON'T SEE THIS KIND OF DAMAGE VERY OFTEN BECAUSE THE BLUFFS REALLY PROTECT US FROM THIS.))
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Witnesses say most of the damage was caused by one of the three confirmed twisters- a giant storm about a half a mile wide.
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Still to come on news 7, a Martinsville doctor remembers his past as he tries to help Kosovo refugees build their futures,
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and we'll have the details as the city of Roanoke prepares for a possible water shortage.
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Roanoke City officials are renewing their call for voluntary water conservation as they consider the possibility of mandatory restrictions.
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Last week's rain helped a little, but the level of Carvins Cove remains steady at eighteen point four feet below the spillway.
Today, the city's water resources committee recommended a graduated conservation program. If council approves, mandatory conservation would kick in at 24 feet below normal, and become more severe as the level continues to drop.
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We'll have more on the conservation plan, and the mayor's call for a day of prayer.... tonight on News 7 at Six
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In a few days, more than 50 families from Kosovo will fly into Roanoke and move in to communities throughout southwestern Virginia.
Three of those families will be heading to Martinsville.
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(Ma-rye-a) Marya Jones is in our Danville newsroom with some information on how the city -- and one man in particular -- are preparing for their arrival.
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Jean, Martinsville is going full-force getting ready for the arrival of the Kosovo refugee families. But there's one man in the area who has a special interest in meeting them. He was once a refugee from Kosovo himself.
(Rollcue: from Kosovo himself )
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Dr. Xaje Hasanaj fled Kosovo to the U-S nine years ago.
He was a doctor and assistant professor at the university there.
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((DR. XAJE HASANAJ: THEY WERE SEARCHING FOR HIGHLY EDUCATED PEOPLE ALL OVER AND MY FEELING WAS THAT ONE DAY I MIGHT NOT SURVIVE HIS ATTACK, SO AS A RESULT OF THAT, I WAS FORCED TO LEAVE.))
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Now, a doctor of internal medicine with a practice in Eden, North Carolina, Hasanaj is eager to help refugee families make the transition to Martinsville.
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((DR. XAJE HASANAJ: CERTAINLY, I AM LUCKY TO BE HERE AND I WILL DO MY BEST TO TRY TO ASSIST THEM IN EVERY WAY I CAN.))

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Much of Hasanaj's own family is in refugee camps in Macedonia and Albania. His attempts to get them to the United States inspired a coworker to organize her own effort to bring refugees from Fort Dix to Martinsville.
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((NANCY MOORE: WELL, ACTUALLY IT WAS LISTENING TO DR. HASANAJ IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT, HE WORKS FREQUENTLY IN THERE TRYING TO RAISE ADDITIONAL FUNDS FOR HIS FAMILY HERE AND HIS FAMILY ABROAD. JUST SEEING THE TREMENDOUS EFFORT THAT HE WAS MAKING.))
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Hasanaj says he'll be right there when the refugees come into Martinsville. We're told it could be later this week.
In the meantime, the community is still calling for donations of supplies to help the families get settled.

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A new kind of residential development is being planned for Bedford County.. one that WON'T over- burden the county's school system.
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Developers today unveiled plans for the Glenbrooke community, to be built on 170 acres outside the Lynchburg city limits.
It will be the area's first "age- qualified" development.. open only to persons 45 and older, with "no" school-age children.
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((BARRY TERRY/BOONSBORO DEVELOPERS: ALL THE DEMOGRAPHICS THAT HAVE BEEN DONE, NOT JUST HERE BUT NATIONALLY, IT'S AN AGING POPULATION. AND THEY'RE PREDICTING I THINK IT'S 75 MILLION PEOPLE OVER THE AGE OF 55 WITHIN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS.))
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Glenbrooke represents a 60 million dollar investment over the next seven years.
It should generate about 400- thousand dollars in real estate taxes for Bedford County every year.
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It's not long now until we find out if Stars Wars will live up to the hype. While fans haven't been able to see the movie yet, they've already shown up in Force to buy the toys.
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The BIG MOMENT is now just two days away, but fans of the Star Wars saga are already whetting their appetite for the movie with merchandise that runs the gamut.
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So today self proclaimed Jedi Master Patrick Evans joins us with a look at the Force behind the cash register sales.
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Coming up today in Sports, James River's baseball team says it's ready to hang another championship banner.
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On Health Check a popular herbal diet pill comes under investigation,
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as some doctors say all natural doesn't mean it doesn't have the potential for some serious side effects.
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A popular herbal diet pill is raising some concern. Metabolife says it is all natural, but some doctors say, all natural doesn't mean it couldn't have side effects.
Doctor Dave Hnida has more.
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((we seem obsessed with losing weight... willing to do almost anything to drop the pounds.

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"jenny craig, weight watchers, um going to GNC annd trying all sorts of different pills and programs, you name it, i'd tried it"
now there's a new option on the block... an herbal supplement called metabolife.
"this compound has been touted to some extent to be the magic bullet if you will of weight loss reduction."
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michelle hinton's ready to tell you metabolife IS a magic bullet - for her - it melted away 100 pounds over 16 months... without exercise... and only moderate changes to diet. but makes metabolife effective? is it the ginseng? the ginger root, the bee pollen? 5/8H Dr. Robert Eckel sees some very common diet pill ingredients as possibly doing the trick: caffeine and ephedra.. IN HIGH DOSES BOTH CAN HAVE SIDE EFFECTS.

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"blood pressure up, insomnia, palpitations, and if you have diabetes - could make your blood sugar go up"
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side effects didnt worry michele when she started taking metabolife 2 years ago ..
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"at that point i think i was so desperate i really didn't care but they promoted it as all natural and herbal. --standup- "but natural and herbal doesnt automatically mean safe. right now the fda is investigating hundreds of complaints about one of the ingredients in metabolife: ephedra.. its been allegedly linked to heart attacks strokes and seizures." --vo- and now 2 years later - michele isstill not concerned.

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"i've been taking it so long i think that if there were going to be side effects i would have had them by now.
--vo-- but no one knows what the long term side effects of metabolife are-- HOWEVER THE MANUFACTURER SAYS IT HASCONDUCTED STUDIES THAT SHOWS METBAOLIFE IS A SAFE AND EFFECTIVE PRODUCT.BUT THAT STILL LEAVES ONE IMPORTANT UNANSWERED QUESTION: -- if you have no problems with metabolife- what happens when you finally stop taking it? do you need to stay on it forever? before you reach for the "magic bullet" ask yourself - and your doctor - what's the real health cost of losing weight dr. dave hnida - for CBS News))
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Fighting the battle of the bulge can prove expensive. Ninety Metabolife tablets run 40 to 50 dollars.
For someone like Michelle who takes 5 pills a day, that supply would last 19 days.

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Doctors say a male equivalent of the pap smear is determining men's risk of developing prostate cancer.
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A new Boston study has found men with the pre-cancerous growths have a 50-50 chance of developing prostate cancer. That's double the usual risk. The test will look for suspicious cells at the earliest stages of becoming pre-cancerous. The study was presented to the American Society for Clinical Oncology.
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In Sports, another underclassman says he is leaving school for the N-B-A
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with that here's Mike Stevens.[S5-Odom]


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Welcome everybody to a brand new work week. The NBA playoffs resume tonight for a number of teams as second round action begins.
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This afternoon another college underclassman made himself available for the June draft.
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Rhode Island's Lamar Odom announced today that he is giving up college after only one outstanding season with the Rams.
The six-ten swing man is one seven sophomores to declare for the draft.
The only freshman is former Duke star Corey Maggette.
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The James River baseball team made history during the just completed regular season and now the Knights are ready for another challenge - A district tournament championship.
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James River finished the regular season with a 12 and 6 overall record.
And the team's 9 and 1 district record gave the Knights their first regular season Pioneer title in 20 years.
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The Knights would enjoy hanging a tournament championship banner next to the 20 year old district banner in the gym.
It's been team work that's led to the Knights record regular season success.
And the key has been the teams togetherness.
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James River received a bye in the first round of the District Tournament. The Knights will play their first game in the tourney this Thursday.




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Fighting for a title is one thing, but actually fighting on the field will cost you. This afternoon the Big South Conference suspended Radford University's Mike Potter three games for his part in an on-the-field altercation between members of the Highlanders and Coastal Carolina Saturday in the second game of a doubleheader in Conway, South Carolina.
Several other players were suspended for at least a game.
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Coming up at six, Washington & Lee was rudely kicked out of the D-III lacrosse tournanent this past weekend, but this team learned first hand this year why sports really are just games.
That and much more coming up in about 30 minutes.
Take care everybody. [go to break]

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A man from Georgia says his car belongs in the record books.
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Jim Jeter (JEE-TER) says his 1982 Toyota Starlet is about to break the one million mile mark.
The odometer has been certified tamper free.
Jeter says he's waiting for Toyota to make an offer to buy the car back. If that doesn't happen, he says he'll just hang on to it to show his grandchildren.
He's petittioned the Guinness Book of World Record for recognition.
He says his car has lasted so long because he changed the oil every three thousand miles.
To drive a million miles, Jeter had to average over 62-thousand miles a year.
He's says he's looking for a new car, one that's been taken care of- with about a hundred thousand miles on it.
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**********WIPE*******WIPE******
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A group of Girl Scouts also tried to make it in the record books yesterday.
The girls in Toledo, Ohio, decided they wanted to make the World's Largest Brownie.
It was 24 by 14 feet long.
The main advantage over the world's record car, you get to eat the brownie.
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