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Next on News 7 at 5, the death toll is at two thousand and climbing as a powerful earthquake hits Turkey.
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and a local representative asks the White House to send the military to help fight the drought.

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Hot temperatures today but a dry cool front takes the edge off tomorrow. Details ahead.

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In medical news -- Selling drugs and safety -- first billboards go up everywhere promoting pot.
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And the President unveils ads to stop school violence.
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((THE TURKISH GOVERNMENT HAS REQUESTED HELP FROM THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT.))
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And help is on the way from the world as the death toll from Turkey's earthquake tops 2-thousand.
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It could be one of the worst natural disasters in memory.
The death toll is topping 2-thousand and many more are missing.
The quake hit in the middle of the night when most people were sleeping.
Now an international relief effort is on the way- as Maureen Maher reports.
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(( It is the worst natural disaster to hit Turkey this century.
Buried beneath the rubble, a hand reaches out for help, as rescuers continue to dig through layers of collapsed concrete slabs looking for trapped survivors.
The earthquake, measuring 7.8, rocked the industrial town of Izmet and shook Istanbul 60 miles away in the middle of the night.. cutting off power and water to millions.

(SOT/NAME UNAVAILABLE) "We were on the third floor and it was shaking

like this and like this and we just didn't know, do we go under the bed, do we stay here what do we do - and it went on for 45 seconds."

(SOT/NAME UNAVAILABLE) "Last night I thought it was a dream, and

everybody went out side their rooms."
By ambulance, by stretcher, by shoulders. The young and the old are being taken to makeshift hospitals set up along the streets.
Five hundred buildings housing at least 20-thousand people are in ruins, with an unknown number victims still buried under the layers debris.
U-S Energy Secretary Bill Richardson, in Istanbul on another matter, toured the devastated areas and spoke with the President who promised aid.

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Turkey's Prime Minister says his country can feed and house the thousands left homeless but fears the death toll will sky rocket once help from the U-S and other countries arrives for the search and rescue effort. A long and arduous effort that is sure to yield more heartache.))

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Trouble signs are not completely gone from Columbine High in Colorado.
Newly scrawled swastikas have been found at the school- marring the beginning of the school year.
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Yesterday was the first day of classes at school since April 20th when students Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris opened fire. The two suicidal gunmen had openly admired Hitler.
The two killed 12 students and a teacher before killing themselves.
Three of the swastikas found at the school were in two of the school's bathrooms. Another was found scratched into the brick outside the school.
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Congressman Virgil Goode is asking President Clinton to activate the U-S military.
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Goode sent a letter off to the White House today, asking that the President dispatch U-S troops to deliver water to drought stricken communities, including Virginia.
A spokesman in Goode's office says the Rocky Mount congressman has NOT been joined by any other colleagues in his request.
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So far, NO response from the White House.
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We have more on how the drought is affecting farmers after this break.
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Also we'll tell you why some local tobacco farmers are skeptical they will ever see a share of the billions of dollars from the tobacco settlement.
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On Health Check, we'll meet an inspiring young lady who feels singing to thousands of people is nothing when compared to battling cancer.
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We'll have that and more, stay with us.

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There's the Master Settlement Agreement between 46 states and big tobacco.
Then there's the Grower Settlement: where tobacco companies give tobacco growing states extra money just to help them recover.
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So today, Governor Jim Gilmore convened a new Virginia Tobacco Trust Certification Board to decide how to dole out 339- million dollars to Virginia farmers over the next 12 years.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: OTHERS IN THE REST OF THE COUNTRY DIDN'T HAVE...CARED ABOUT IN THE SAME WAY.))
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The board -- appointed mostly by the Governor -- is all white and all male.
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And that doesn't sit well with Mecklenburg tobacco farmer John Boyd.
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((JOHN BOYD/NATIONAL BLACK FARMERS ASSOC.: BUT WHEN ... SETTLEMENT OF SOME SORT OF LOCATED, IT ALWAYS APPEARS THAT BLACK FOLKS ARE NOT INVOLVED IN TALLYING OUT MONIES FOR THEIR REPRESENTATION. .... ONE AFRICAN-AMERICAN PERSON ON THAT PANEL AND TAKING PART IN THOSE DISCUSSIONS TODAY.))
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: WELL YOU KNOW, MR. BOYD IS IN FACT MY APPOINTEE... THE REALLY BIG MONEY THAT IS COMING IN THROUGH THE MASTER SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT.))
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The larger Master Settlement Agreement could mean about four BILLION dollars for Virginia over the next 25 years.


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As the Governor's task force figures out how to dole out tobacco settlement money to farmers... many growers in Southside doubt they'll ever see their share.
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Despite the promise of billions of dollars in settlement money, growers like Archie Lee Motley say they won't believe they're getting the checks until they see them.
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((ARCHIE LEE MOTLEY: MY THOUGHTS WAS (sic) THAT NOBODY WOULD EVER GET ANYTHING OUT OF IT, AND I STILL BELIEVE IT.))
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The master settlement carves out about half of the four-point-one billion dollar settlement for Virginia tobacco farmers.
A side agreement between cigarette companies and the state is intended to provide another 340-million dollars over 12 years.
C-D Bryant, a Southside tobacco farmer who sits on the Governor's task force, says he's sure farmers will get SOME money... at least at first.
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((C.D. BRYANT/CONCERNED FRIENDS OF TOBACCO: ONE PAYMENT, YES, I THINK THEY'LL GET. BUT I CAN'T MAKE A GUARANTEE ON ANY OTHER PAYMENTS.))
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Tonight on News 7 at 6, we'll tell you why farmers' worries about getting settlement money are valid.

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For months now, the drought has been creating one problem after another for area farmers.
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But the past ten days to two weeks have been especially trying for many cattle farmers in Pulaski County.
The three primary streams that provide water for Tim Sutphin's animals have basically dried up.
Right now, he's relying on just one reservoir to supply water for the hundreds of cattle on his 17-hundred acre farm.
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((TIM SUTPHIN/PULASKI CO. FARMER: WITH NO WATER, YOU CAN'T KEEP CATTLE, THAT'S ONE THING YOU HAVE TO HAVE, YOU CAN HAVE A FIELD FULL OF GRASS, IF NO WATER, YOU HAVE TO CUT IT FOR HAY.))
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Sutphin has farmed all his life so he's keeping a positive attitude which has meant a lot of improvising on his farm.
Coming up at six-- we'll tell you what steps he's taking to deal with the situation.
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The drought was also on the minds of weather forecasters gathered in the area today. Up next we'll hear what they have to say.
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and then a little later, we'll have the story of a space probe that is about to make a close encounter with its home planet.
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Drought conditions are building and the forecast remains dry. Today National Weather Service employees gathered in Roanoke to talk about rain forecasting-- a topic we haven't heard about much lately. Andrew Freiden stopped by and has this drought update.
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Today in Sports, there's good health news for one N-B-A star. Mike Stevens will let us know who it is in just a moment.
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But first in Health Check, a group advocating the legalization of marijuana tries something different to promote it's cause.
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And we'll meet a young girl who has no fear about singing to thousands of people. She says after what she has been through, this is easy.
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((LOT OF PEOPLE WATCHING. UM-HUH. YOU'RE OKAY? WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO DO? MAKE ME GET SCARED.))
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President Clinton showed off a new weapon in the war against school violence today.
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The President unveiled a series of three public service announcements urging parents to talk to children about school violence.
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They will air tomorrow night on all major broadcast networks and a number of cable channels.
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((THIS SO CALLED TELEVISION ROADBLOCK IS REALLY UNPRECEDENTED. THE NETWORKS ARE DONATING A MILLION AND A HALF DOLLARS IN FREE AIR TIME IN ONE NIGHT ALONE, THAT'S MORE BLANKET COVERAGE THAN I GET FOR THE STATE OF THE UNION.))
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[VO NAT] One features an 11-year-old girl from North Hollywood, California. She gave a younger person's perspective on the ad campaign. She told reporters although she felt scared of the recent violence against children -- she's glad she can talk to someone.
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((LEILANA TASSILLIO/FEATURED IN PSA: BUT LUCKILY I TALKED.. I COULD TALK TO TWO PEOPLE IN MY FAMILY.. MY MOM AND MY DAD.))
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The PSAs call on parents to talk with their children about the dangers of weapons and gangs and is aimed at kids between eight and 12-years old.
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Meanwhile another group with a different agenda is determined to use advertising to get its message across.
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People who support the legalization of marijuana launched a national billboard campaign yesterday.
The campaign was being tested in San Francisco which is considered marijuana friendly.
The ads are paid for by the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.
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The campaign is designed to encourage marijuana users to come out and join the fight to legalize the drug.

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Britain' mad cow disease will keep some Americans from giving blood in the U-S.
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The Food and Drug Administration is banning donations from U-S citizens who visited England frequently at the height of the country's mad cow scare.
The ban applies to those people who have spent a total of six months in England since 1980.
The F-D-A says the average tourist who spent just a few week in Britain can still donate blood.
Some people in England apparently caught a human variety of the brain disease by eating infected beef.
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A 12 year old girl had the chance of a lifetime last night. Stephanie Rodriguez was supposed to sing the National Anthem at a Chicago White Sox game four years ago.
She had to cancel when she developed a rare form of pediatric cancer.
But last night she was in top form both with her voice and in her health.
Mike Parker has the story of this young survivor.
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Today's Sportsticker sounds like a continuation of Health Check.
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Here is Mike Stevens with some good news for the Spur's Sean Elliott.

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Thanks guys, that's Dr. Mike Stevens. Seriously folks, we do have some excellent news concerning San Antonio Spurs forward Sean Elliott.
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Less than 24 hours after a successful kidney transplant procedure, his doctor says he may very well play in the NBA next season.
Part of the reason for that optimism has to do with the almost perfect transplant match he received from his older brother.
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Elliott could go home next week, and begin workouts in two months.


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The Redskins continue to fine tune their game for this weekend's preseason battle with the Bills. Head coach Norv Turner says the starters will each play half of the game on Friday night.
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One of those new starters in 1999 is second year linebacker Shawn Barber. The former University of Richmond Spider was taken in the fourth round of the 1998 draft. And last year he played in all 16 games and made the most of every opportunity with which he was presented.
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At six two and 224 pounds Barber relies on his quickness and instincts more than power. He will start at the right outside linebacker spot, and already he is being favorably compared to Monte Coleman, who played 216 games in his 16 years with the Skins.
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And don't forget that Friday Football Extra kicks off its 16th season this Friday night at 11:35 with our annual preseason special.
Our preseason team profiles continue tonight on News 7 at six, with Floyd County. Take care everybody.
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The NASA Cassini spacecraft is making it closest approach to earth in two years.
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The craft is on a mission through the inner solar system.
It has already made two trips around Venus. Tonight at 11:28 the craft will be 17-hundred miles over the eastern South Pacific.
Cassini is powered by nuclear energy and will zoom past Earth at 42-thousand miles per hour.
It's primary mission is to make up close studies of Saturn, its moons, and their environments.
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Upon arrival at Saturn in 2004, Cassini will release a probe to drop via parachute to the surface of Saturn's big moon, Titan, which is thought to resemble a frozen Earth.
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