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Coming up next on News 7, a medical examiner says the baby found dead last night in a Roanoke Cemetery was still born. We'll have the details.
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and this summer's dry weather could bring more problems come the fall. [Weather-Head]
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A severe thunderstorm watch is posted until 8pm, as some powerful storms move in from the west. We'll show the watch and show you the storms coming up.

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On health check -- What will it mean for patients in Virginia if doctor's get the right to collective bargaining?
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And the results of a new survey rating the public opinion of H-M-Os.
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((AL BEDROSIAN/DEFENDANT; YOU HAVE TO HAVE SOME KIND OF AN INTENT TO WANT TO HURT SOMEBODY AND THAT DEFINITELY WAS NOT THERE,.))
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Al Bedrosian says he's not guilty of assault as he makes his first court appearance for spanking another person's child.
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Good evening-
Bedrosian was scheduled for an arraignment in Salem this morning.
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He brought an attorney with him, so he did NOT have to appear before a judge to be advised of his rights.
Bedrosian says he was protecting his infant daughter when he spanked another woman's child in a waiting room earlier this month.
He says he's getting a lot of calls from people who say they'll STILL support him in his race against incumbent delegate Dick Cranwell.
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(( AL BEDROSIAN/DEFENDANT; EVERYBODY'S BEEN VERY SUPPORTIVE, IT'S NOT ONE OF THOSE THINGS WHERE PEOPLE SAY, I'M GLAD YOU DID IT, THEY'RE SAYING HEY, I UNDERSTAND THE SITUATION YOU WERE IN, AND YOU DID PROBABLY WHAT ANY FATHER OR HUSBAND WOULD HAVE DONE IN THAT SITUATION, BUT WITHOUT EXCEPTION EVERY SINGLE ONE HAS BEEN VERY POSITIVE. ))
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Bedrosian's trial will be held in September, about two months before the November election.
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He was the 1970's counterculture guru who fled to France after his girlfriend was murdered in 1977.
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Now a Philadelphia Jury's ordered Ira Einhorn to pay 907- milion dollars to the woman's family.
The Maddux family wanted to prevent Einhorn from profiting from any possible book deal.
Einhorn has said he would never return to the U-S because he doesn't think he'll get a fair trial.
He has denied any involvment in the murder.
Holly Maddux's body was found in a steamer trunk in Einhorn's house 18-months after she had been bludgeoned to death.
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The premature infant found dead in a Roanoke cemetery last night was "still-born."
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The medical examiner says it was "probably not viable," having been delivered about three months prematurely.
Doctor William Masello says there are any number of explanations for the premature delivery.
Though it's no longer a homicide investigation, city police still would like to find the mother.
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((LT. TIM JONES/ROANOKE POLICE: SOMEONE OUT THERE KNOWS WHAT HAS HAPPENED HERE. AND ALL WE'RE ASKING IS FOR SOME CLOSURE FOR THIS CHILD.))
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In addition to medical and psychological help the mother may need, she could also be charged with improperly disposing of human remains, a misdemeanor.
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As drought conditions worsen, forest fires become a bigger threat for the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests.
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This summer has already seen a marked increase in the usual amount of fires. Almost half of the fires are lightning related--up from the usual 10 percent. Dry conditions are making it hard for firefighters to do their job.
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((DAVID OLSEN/ FIRE INFORMATION OFFICER: MANY OF THE FIRES OCCURING RIGHT NOW ARE BURNING VERY DEEPLY INTO THE ORGANIC MATERIAL. THEY'RE VERY DIFFICULT TO COMPLETELY CONTROL AND PUT OUT. IT'S TAKING FIREFIGHTERS MORE PEOPLE AND MORE TIME TO GET THE FIRES OUT.))
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Olsen expects a severe fall fire season--if drought conditions don't improve. State and Federal Fire officials are urging everyone to be extra careful with fire and flammable materials.
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Some of the best atheletes at a top 10 college are in trouble. They are accused of illegally using handicapped parking stickers. We'll have that story after the break.
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and 18 people are dead after an extreme sport takes a bad turn.
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Today on Health Check, we'll see how doctors and patients are dealing with their frustrations with Health Maintenance Organizations.
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and we'll see how a central Virginia river is giving up a piece of history.[5-Fatal-Flood]


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Rescuers in Switzerland are searching for three people still missing after a wall of water swept through their group.
Eighteen people have already died.
Survivors say the group was engaged in a sport called canyoning. It's described as white water rafting without the raft.
Richard Roth has more.
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(((Body pulled out of water) NARR: THIS MORNING, ALONG A SWISS CANYON THAT BOATS COULDN'T REACH, A HELICOPTER PULLED ANOTHER BODY FROM THE WATER.

(Various of site of accident, rescue operations)

THE ALPINE GORGE NEAR INTERLAKEN WAS RAGING AFTER A SUDDEN RAINSTORM WHEN THE ADVENTURE TURNED TRAGIC. A JOGGER SAW BODIES IN THE WATER AND SUMMONED POLICE.
AUTHORITIES BELIEVE THERE WERE FORTY-FOUR TOURISTS AND EIGHT GUIDES NEGOTIATING THE MOUNTAIN WATERFALLS AND RAPIDS WHEN A WALL OF WATER SWEPT THEM AWAY.
OFFICIALS WORKED OVERNIGHT TO NOTIFY RELATIVES AND CONFIRM THE NUMBER OF CASUALTIES. ANN HALLS SON WAS AMONG THE INJURED.

(Mother SOT, still picture of son)
SOT (English) Ann Hall, Mother of Survivor: He was tumbling under the

water ...etc
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THE SPORT INVOLVES CLIMBING AND SWIMMING THROUGH CANYON PASSAGES, AND RESCUE SERVICES IN SWITZERLAND HAD WARNED IT WOULD BE ESPECIALLY DANGEROUS THIS SUMMER, WITH WATERWAYS SWOLLEN FROM THE RUNOFF OF THE WINTERS HEAVY SNOW.

(Rescue operations)


Richard Roth, CBSN, London.))[5-Planned-Parenthood]


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Planned Parenthood dedicated its new building with little fanfare and no protestors today.
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The new facility is going up on Peter's Creek Road.
Planned Parenthood of the Blue Ridge said the clinic will be the first of its kind to provide abortion ... adoption ... and prenatal care services under one roof.
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((DAVID NOVA/PLANNED PARENTHOOD: THIS IS A NEW PARADIGM FOR PLANNED PARENTHOOD. WE ARE NOW OPERATIONALLY PRO CHOICE PROVIDING ALL OPTIONS TO PREGNANT AND UNPREGNANT WOMEN, AND AS WELL TO MEN. ))
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The clinic is a two-million-dollar project.
When it's finished ... the building will include a library ... a garden area for patients and staff ... and a drive-through window for picking up pills.
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Nine U-C-L-A football admitted they illegally used handicapped parking permits-
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Today the players pled no contest to charges in a Los Angeles Municipal Court.
The players have been sentenced to 200 hours of community service with the Special Olympics and other groups that work with the handicapped.
The famous Olympic Decathlete- Rafer (RAY-FUR) Johnson helped worked out a plea bargain.
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((RAFER JOHNSON/SPECIAL OLYMPICS BOARD MEMBER: THESE ATHLETES MADE A MISTAKE AND EVERYONE OF THEM HAAVE TOLD ME THAT AND THEY HAVE SAID THAT TO EVERYONE WITHIN HEARING THE DISTANCE OF THEM.))
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Despite the players' admission of the mistake- a group of protesters chanted as the players walked by-
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((GILBERT SALINAS/DISABlED PERSONS SPOKESMAN: WHAT THEY HAVE DONE TODAY HAS SHOWN SUCH AN INJSUTICE TO THE DISABLED COMMUNITY THAT REALLY UPSETS ME. ))
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In addition to the community service, the players will also have to pay a 500 dollar fine and spend 2 years on probation.
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The players apparently used the permits to avoid paying for parking on the U-C-L-A campus.

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Coming up next on News 7 Andrew Freiden shows us some old fashioned tractors with lots of HORSEpower.
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There are enough summertime fairs in Western Virginia to keep you busy all summer.
But the Rockbridge Regional Fair is trying to offer something different.
Andrew Freiden has more of the Draft Horse Pull.
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Coming up today in Sports, one of the N-F-L's best players decides to call it quits. Roy Stanley will have that and news from the Redskins training camp,
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Some local high school students are shadowing physicians -- the reason next on health check.
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Plus -- a Roanoke doctor talks about the effects collective bargaining will have on patients.
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((DR. GEOFF HARTER/MSV DIRECTOR: WE 'RE WORRIED ABOUT HOW WE MANAGE OUR PATIENTS AND SO TO BE ABLE TO MAINTIAN THAT CONTROL WE NEED TO BE ABLE TO GET TOGETHER TO SPEAK TO THE INSURANCE COMPANIES.))
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A new survey today shows doctors and nurses having inreasing problems getting HMO's to pay for patient care.
Bobbi Harley has more on the latest health care dilemna that affects millions of Americans.
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((M-O HORROR STORIES...WE'VE ALL HEARD AT LEAST ONE...

SOT - SEN. BYRON DORGAN/(D) NORTH DAKOTA, JULY 12, Correcting this

deformity was not -- quote -- medically necessary -- unquote.
CONGRESS IS DEBATING HOW TO FIX THE SYSTEM ... AND NOW SOME DOCTORS HAVE THEIR OWN COMPLAINTS.

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are routinely denying treatment without taking in to consideration the physicians treatment recommendation and the individual patients circumstances
THE KAISER FAMILY FOUNDATION...A GROUP THAT PROVIDES HEALTH POLICY INFORMATION...INTERVIEWED MORE THAN A THOUSAND DOCTORS ABOUT MANAGED HEALTH CARE. NINE OUT OF TEN SAY IT'S STOPPING PATIENTS FROM GETTING MEDICAL TREATMENT THEY NEED.
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WHEN IT CAME TO PRESCRIPTION DRUGS - SIXTY-ONE PERCENT OF THE DOCTORS SURVEYED REPORTED THEY RAN INTO DENIALS AT LEAST ON A MONTHLY BASIS. FOR SPECIALIST REFERRALS - 29 PERCENT COULDN'T GET THEIR PAITENTS IN.
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AND THERE WERE CONSEQUENCES...OF THOSE PATIENTS WHO DIDN'T GET PRESCRIPTION DRUGS - 37 PERCENT HAD A SERIOUS DECLINE IN HEALTH. IT WAS WORSE FOR PATIENTS WHO DIDN'T GET TO SEE A SPECIALIST - FIFTY PERCENT SUFFERED.
BUT SUPPORTERS OF MANAGED HEALTH CARE SAY THIS STUDY DOESN'T SHOW THE WHOLE PICTURE.

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care has improved the quality and availability of health care.
ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO PREVENTIVE MEDICINE. AND IT'S ALSO EFFECTIVELY CUT COSTS ... BUT THE PROBLEM COMES WITH WHO MAKES THE FINAL DECISION -- AN INSURANCE ADMINISTRATOR OR A FAMILY PHYSICIAN. BH, CBS NEWS, NY))

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A bill in Congress is addressing one aspect of the patient/doctor frustration with managed care. The legislation introduced by a California Republican Congressman -- would allow doctors to have collective bargaining rights. H-M-O supporters say if doctors are allowed that right -- it would drive up health care costs.
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Medical Society of Virginia Associate Director Doctor Geoff Harter says it's not a pocketbook issue. The goal of the bill is to give doctors a stronger voice in managing their patients.
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((DR. GEOFF HARTER/MEDICAL SOCIETY OF VA. DIRECTOR: WHAT WE'RE HOPING WITH THE ABILITY TO COLLECTIVELY BARGAIN IS NOT TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT SALARIES AND INCOME --THAT'S NOT WHAT WE'RE CONCERNED ABOUT IS BEING ABLE TO MAINTAIN CONTROL OVER PATIENT CARE.))
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Harter says the impact will especially be felt in Virginia where one in three people are insured by Trigon and 90-percent of doctors are under contracts.


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They're helping deliver babies, holding human brains, and counseling the families of dying people.
And they're just in high school.
Ellen Qualls reports on this summer's Governor's School for Medicine, in Richmond.
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The anesthesiologist is a high school student.
But it's okay.
The patient's affectionately known as "Rubber Man."
And the Governor's School for Medicine student works for the rescue squad in Martinsville.
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((JEFF POWELL/MARTINSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL: I'M USED TO TOUCHING... RATHER THAN DO THE HANDS-ON.))
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Hands-on would be more difficult for Powell now... since he fractured his arm in a Governor's School football game.
But that was a learning experience too.
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((JEFF POWELL/MARTINSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL: IT'S WILD ... PATIENT EXPERIENCE.))
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((SUNNY KISHORE/RADFORD HIGH SCHOL: EVERY FRIDAY THERE'S A BRAIN CUTTING.... AND THEY'RE LIKE SURE.))
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Radford High student Sunny Kishore's in the neurology program for his six weeks at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond.
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((DR. CARLOS WILLIAMS/MEDICAL COLLEGE OF VIRGINIA: THE LIFE EXPERIENCE HE GETS FROM THE SIX ... DON'T THINK HE WILL EVER GET THAT IN FOUR YEARS IN HIGH SCHOOL.))
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Kishore saw a kidney transplant this morning... and helped deliver a baby recently.
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((SUNNY KISHORE/RADFORD HIGH SCHOL: I SPENT AN HOUR...HAND ON THE BABY'S HEAD.))
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Only 30 students from around the state get to do this every summer.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

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One of the N-F-L's best running backs walks away from the game.
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Thank you ladies and good afternoon everybody and welcome to the Two Minute ticker.
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N-F-L running back Barry Sanders is retiring.
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Sanders is quitting the game saying his desire to retire is greaterr that his desire to play ball.
The all pro running back has rushed for 15-thousand 269 yards in 10 seasons and he was just over 14 hundred yards away from becoming the N-F-L's all time leading rusher.
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The News of Sanders retirement made its way to the Redskins training camp in a hurry. Mike Stevens has more on that from Frostburg, Maryland.
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One of Virginia's historic rivers has yielded an historic find.. the first of its kind in more than a dozen years.
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Last week, a large piece of a 19th- century batteau was recovered from the Staunton River near Altavista.
The long, flat boats were an integral part of the state's transportation and commerce system before railroads arrived around 1850.
Experts say this remnant dates back to about that era.
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((ROY BARNARD/VIRGINIA BATTEAUX RE-ENACTORS: OUR GOAL IS TO FIX IT SO THAT WE DON'T LOSE ANYTHING THAT WE HAVE AND THEN FIX A WAY OF STORING IT, PRESERVING IT SO WHERE IT'S SAFE BUT PEOPLE CAN WALK UP TO IT AND LOOK AT IT AND READ ABOUT IT.. YOU KNOW, THE EDUCATION IS GREAT.))
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Barnard (BAR-nerd) says the 33- foot long section will probably be donated to the Avoca Museum in Altavista.
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