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Coming up today on News 7, the President orders an investigation into the way violent entertainment is marketed to children,
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and Roanoke woman is sent to prison for eight years after he child dies of dehydration.
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On health check -- A cosmetic company is teaming up with a local hospital to prevent breast cancer.
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And a sports celebrity is telling residents in the Hill City how he won the most important battle of his life.
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((OUR CHILDREN ARE BEING FED A DEPENDABLE DAILY DOSE OF VIOLENCE AND IT SELLS.))
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The White House takes on the entertainment industry.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Entertainment is too violent. That's the charge from the White House today.
President Clinton today announced a new investigation into the marketing of violence to children.
Lisa Hughes explains.
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[SUPER=01-Arthur Sawe/4th Grader;]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Hughes/CBS News;]
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(( THE WHITE HOUSE IS TAKING ON THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY, CALLING FOR A NEW INVESTIGATION INTO THE WAYS VIOLENCE IS MARKETED TO CHILDREN.
VIDEO GAMES. MUSIC. MOVIES, INCLUDING THIS SPRING'S BLOCKBUSTER, THE MATRIX. CLINTON, I KNOW THIS STUFF SELLS, BUT THAT DOESN'T MAKE IT RIGHT. INDUSTRY MARKETERS HAVE ALL ACCEPTED VOLUNTARY RATINGS SYSTEMS AND AGREED NOT TO SELL VIOLENT PRODUCTS TO KIDS. BUT ENFORCEMENT IS OFTEN LAX. SEATTLE FOURTH-GRADER ARTHUR SAWE DISCOVERED THAT WHEN HE BOUGHT A VIDEO MAGAZINE HE THOUGHT WAS ALL ABOUT RACE CAR AND AIRPLANE GAMES.
ARTHUR SAWE, 4TH GRADER, WHEN I GOT HOME I FLIPPED THROUGH THE PAGES. I CAME ACROSS AND THAT SAID, 'MORE FUN THAN SHOOTING YOUR NEIGHBOR'S CAT
SAWE'S MOTHER WAS DISGUSTED. HER OUTRAGE WAS SHARED BY LOCAL, STATE AND NATIONAL LEADERS. ARTHUR: I THOUGHT I MIGHT GET IN TROUBLE WITH MY MOMMY, BUT INSTEAD I AM HERE AT THE WHITE HOUSE.
THE PRESIDENT IS NOW CHALLENGING RETAILERS TO PAY MORE ATTENTION TO THEIR YOUNGEST CUSTOMERS. CLINTON, CHECK THE IDS. DRAW THE LINE, OF INDERAGE CHILDREN ARE BUYING VIDEO GAMES AND GETTING INTO R-RATED MOVIES, THE RATINGS SYSTEMS SHOULD BE ENFORCED TO PUT A STOP TO IT. HUGHES: THE PRESIDENT SAYS HE'S BEEN WORKING WITH HOLLYWOOD ON HIS ANTI-VIOLENCE CAMPAIGN. BUT THE FILM INDUSTRY LIKELY WON'T BE HAPPY WITH ONE OF HIS LATEST SUGGESTIONS: MR. CLINTON SAYS IT MAY BE TIME TO RE-EVALUATE THE MOTION PICTURE INDUSTRY RATING SYSTEM TO KEEP KIDS OUT OF VIOLENT MOVIES CURRENTLY RATED PG-13. LH, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))


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Columbine High school students walked back into their school today for the first time since the shootings there-
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It's been a little over a month since students ran in terror from the school.
Today students along with their parents were allowed back to gather personal belongings- backpacks and books- and other necessities- a drivers license or paycheck.
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((STEVE COWLES/FATHER OF STUDENT: SHE KIND OF SHOWED ME WHERE SHE WAS IN CLASS AND HOW IT HAPPENED THERE AND WHERE THEY RAN OUT. THE WAYS THEY RAN OUT OF SCHOOL.)) [BUTT TO 14:53:21] ((MICHELLE COWLES/COLUMBINE STUDENT: I DID'T WANT TO COME HERE IT FELT GOOD TO GET INA ND GET OUT. FATHER: SHE'S BEEN CARRYING DIFFICULT MEMORIES FOR SIX WEEKS. MICHELLE: YEA.))
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13 people died in the school shooting April 20th.

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A Roanoke woman who's three-WEEK old baby died of dehydration last year has been sentenced to serve eight years in prison.
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Crystal Johnson blamed her failure as a mother on an addiction to drugs.
She said she could NOT care for the little girl, so she left Princess with her cousin.
The prosecutor painted a picture for the judge of the infant victim born in April, 1998.
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((HAD PRINCESS LIVED, SHE'D BE A LITTLE OVER A YEAR OLD RIGHT NOW. SHE'D PROBABLY BY TALKING. SHE'D PROBABLY BE LAUGHING. SHE'D PROBABLY BE WALKING. WE DON'T KNOW ANY OF THOSE THINGS, BECAUSE THIS DEFENDANT IS THE ONE WHO TOOK AWAY HER LIFE.)) ((WHAT WE'VE GOT HERE IS A YOUNG LADY WHO'S MADE SOME VERY BAD CHOICES IN HER LIFE. SHE'S BASICALLY A PARTY GIRL.))
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Johnson told her parole officer that she'd been supporting herself by "shoplifting and getting money from men."
Crystal Johnson had pled guilty to INvoluntary manslaughter, making her eligible for probation- -no jail time.
Judge Jonathan Apgar added eight years to the three- year sentence Johnson is already serving for parole violation.

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A Vinton woman WAS sentenced to ten years in prison today for trying to hire a hitman.
But for now, she's out on bond.
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Dorothea Martin mailed 450-dollars to her lover in prison, supposedly so he could hire a hitman to kill her husband.
But she's out on 100-thousand-dollars bond until a court of appeals decides whether to hear her case.
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They've been forced from their homes in Kosovo, but this week a family of seven refugees will be traveling thousands of miles and relocating to central Virginia.
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The Lynchburg Kosovar Resettlement Project is a multi- faith effort that's providing homes and essentials for two refugee families.
The first should arrive later this week, and volunteers spent today preparing a rental house for them.
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((ANDY SALE/KOSOVAR RESETTLEMENT PROJECT: THE RESETTLEMENT PROJECT IS DIRECTED NOT TO JUST BRING SOMEBODY IN BUT TO HAVE A GROUP OF FAMILIES THAT MAY BE COMING TOGETHER, BECAUSE THE WHOLE ISSUE IS NOT NECESSARILY TO EMIGRATE TO THE UNITED STATES, IT IS TO HAVE A PLACE THAT'S SECURE FOR THEM UNTIL THAT SITUATION RESOLVES ITSELF THERE IN KOSOVO.))
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Sale says they are still looking for jobs for each of the family members so that they can support themselves during their stay in the United States.
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Coming up next on the newscast, the Russian government will let the space station MIR crash to earth,
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and the release of some documents on the assassination of President Kennedy reveals some interesting information about the final resting place of a casket used to transport his body.
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Today on HealthCheck, a free gift turns out to be the gift of life for a local woman.
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We'll have that and more, stay with us.[5-MIR]


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The Russian space station is aproaching the end of its life.
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Russia will abandon MIR once the current crew leaves in August.
It will orbit the Earth unmanned until early next year.
After that, ground controllers will order MIR to leave orbit.
It will burn up on reentry into the Earth's atmosphere.
Launched in 1986, the MIR is the longest serving space station.
It had a number of serious accidents in 1997, but has been relatively trouble free since.
With all the problems with the Russian economy, the Kremlin says it just can't afford to keep the MIR running.
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The National Archives is set to release more than 130-thousand documents related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Several of those documents reveal an unusual fate for the coffin which carried the President's body from Dallas to Washington.
Bob Orr reports.
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The documents released today say it was Robert Kennedy who wanted the casket thrown in the ocean.
He is quoted in a memo as saying it belonged to the family and they could dispose of it any way they wanted.[5-Read

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As the Roanoke City Schools work to improve student test scores, teachers are emphasizing reading skills. And this summer, the Roanoke Bar Association is pitching in to help.
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About 50 lawyers, paralegals, and secretaries have signed on for summer school.
They will be visiting classrooms each week to help teachers reinforce their students' reading skills.
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((RITA BISHOP/ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT: SOMETIMES THEY'LL BE READING ONE ON ONE WITH STUDENTS, BUT SOMETIMES THEY'LL BE READING TOTHE WHOLE CLASS, WHILE THE TEACHER WORKS WITH THE TARGETED STUDENTS, SO I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE REALLY IMPORTANT TO THE ACADMEIC SUCCESS OF OUR STUDENTS.))
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[OUT Q=success of our students.]
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The Bar Association has also purchased more than 400 books for students. If the summer session goes well, organizers expect "The Barrister Book Buddies" to continue their volunteer work during the next school year.
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Coming up after sports, things didn't go quite as planned yesterday
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as a 30 foot cigarette got its revenge on an anti-smoking rally in Thailand.
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In Sports, Mike Stevens will tell us who made the N-B-A's All Rookie Team.
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On Health Check, one of the N-F-L's greatest coaches takes on a tougher opponent. Marv Levy comes to the area to raise awareness about prostate cancer.
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Plus we'll have the story of a Roanoke woman who was just looking for a free parfume and instead got the gift of a lifetime.
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((MARY ALICE ROSE/BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR: THE LORD WORKS IN MYSTERIOUS WAYS AND I'M GRATEFUL EVERYDAY FOR THAT.))
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For the past ten years Carilion and Elizabeth Arden have been giving away free gift sets to women who come in for their yearly mammograms.
Call it fate -- coincidence, or even luck -- but a Roanoke woman says those beauty products saved her life.
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((MARY ALICE ROSE/BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR: I SAW THE AD AND I TOLD MY HUSBAND I NEED SOME COLOGNE I THINK I'LL GO OUT THERE AND HAVE A MAMMOGRAM.)) [RUNS:09]
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[video of slides showing lump] And when she got to the breast care center -- she realized it had been over two years since her last mammogram and in that time she had developed a lump.
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((MARY ALICE ROSE/BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR: THEY CALLED AND SAID I NEEDED TO HAVE ANOTHER MAMMOGRAM MADE, THAT SOMETHING HAD SHOWN UP AND THEN AFTER I HAD THAT DOWNTOWN AT CARILION, THEY SAID I NEEDED A NEEDLE BIOPSY.)) [RUNS:13]
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((DR. JAMES MULLET/RADIOLOGIST: AND THEN FROM THERE ONCE IT WAS IT FOUND TO BE CANCER, IT WAS REMOVED.)) [RUNS:05]
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[Mary walking to her car] now she's been cancer free and healthy since the operation. Which is why breast care specialists say the gifts have been such a worthwhile incentive.
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((MARGARET HARVEY/ONCOLOGY DIRECTOR: VIRGINIA REALLY RANKS ONE OF THE LOWEST STATES FOR MAMMOGRAPHY COMPLIANCE AND WE'RE TRYING DESPERATELY TO REACH WOMEN TO GO FOR MAMMOGRAPHY, AND IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA IT'S EVEN LOWER.)) [RUNS:12]
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((DR. JAMES MULLET/RADIOLOGIST: IT WAS LUCKY FOR HER, IT WAS GOOD FOR HER THAT SHE RECEIVED THE MAMMOGRAM TO FIND THE CANCER WHEN IT WAS NOT DETECTABLE BY PALPATION, SO THE EARLIER THE BETTER, YES.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=better, yes.]))

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The free Elizabeth Arden gift sets will be given away at several Carilion locations through the month of June.
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A new experimental treatment could help the estimated three hundred thousand men who will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year.
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The G-VAX vaccine uses an man's own immune system to fight the disease.
It's made from tumor cells which have been genetically altered to attract the immune system.
When injected in the arms and legs, G-VAX excites immune cells to search and destroy cancer.
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((DR. JOHN NEMUNAITIS/PRN RESEARCH I CAN'T SAY THAT IT'S GONNA BE A MAGIC BULLET, BUT I SURE EXPECT THAT THIS WILL HAVE A GREAT DEAL OF BENEFIT TO OUR PATIENTS))
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[OUT Q=to our patients.]
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So far the vaccine appears safe. Only time will tell if it works.
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Until a cure is found, the best way to fight prostate cancer is with early detection.
Now the man who guided the Buffalo Bills to four straight Super Bowls is battling to raise awareness against what he calls a tougher opponent than any he's faced on the football field.
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Marv Levy (LEE-vee) may not have ever won the big game, but he did triumph over prostate cancer.
A routine physical diagnosed the disease in 1994, and Levy immediately underwent surgery to treat it.
He's been cancer- free for four years now, and he's making it his mission to educate other men about it.
Levy was in Lynchburg today for a prostate cancer awareness seminar.
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((MARV LEVY/FORMER BUFFALO BILLS HEAD COACH: PEOPLE DON'T THINK ABOUT, BUT IF THEY CAN BE MADE AWARE IF THEY TAKE A VERY SIMPLE BLOOD TEST THEY COULD DETECT PROSTATE CANCER EARLY, THEY'RE GOING TO SAVE THEIR LIVES. AND ANYTHING I CAN DO TO GET THAT MESSAGE ACROSS, I'M EAGER TO DO SO.))
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Levy helped kick off a charity golf tournament at Ivy Hills this afternoon.
He'll also speak at E.C. Glass High School tonight, where free prostate cancer screenings will be available to anyone who stops by.
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Today in Sports, the N-B-A names its best rookies.
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Hey folks, welcome to the post-holiday two minute sports ticker.
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The NBA playoffs resume tonight in the east as the Pacers and Knicks hook up in game two of their best of seven Eastern Conference final.
The Knicks stole game one on the Pacers home court winning 93-to-90.
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The NBA all-rookie team was also announced this afternoon, and not surprisngly it is led by rookie of the year winner, Vince Carter of the Toronto Raptors.
The former North Carolina Tarheel is joined on the first team by Boston's Paul Pierce, Sacaramento's Jason Williams, Vancouver's Mike Bibby and Orlando's Matt Harpring.
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The Million Dollar Man, Jeff Burton, and the rest of the Winston Cup series drivers head north this week for Sunday's MBNA 400 at Dover Downs.
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Burton left Charlotte with his third win of the season and a one million dollar No-Bull bonus check from R.J. Reynolds.
He is second in the points race just 33 behind Dale Jarrett and he already has nearly $2 and half million dollars in winnings this season.
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The Virginia High school league state playoffs begin tonight with the quarterfinal round.
Later this week, the City of Champions, Salem, will again play host to VHSL's spring jubilee.
On Friday and Saturday you'll be able to check out single A and double A soccer, baseball, softball and tennis right here in the valley.
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Coming up at six, we'll meet a very special local athlete who came up short in her attempt to make it to state's that's about the goal she isn't achieving this academic year.
Have a great night everybody. Jean will be back to wrap up News 7 at Five in a moment. [go to break]

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An anti smoking ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand ended with a bang yesterday when a large mock cigarette exploded in a fireball.
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The cigarette- 30 feet long- was the centerpiece of a World No Smoking Day event.
A popular singer was supposed to cut the cigarette with a sword, releasing the helium balloons stuffed inside.
But the prop would not go down without a fight.
When the singer could not cut his way through the nylon casing, he began stabbing it.
That somehow ignited the cigarette, sending flames 15 feet in the air.
The fire was quickly extinguished.
No one was hurt, but the flames singed the singers eyebrows and the brows of several others nearby.
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