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Next on News 7, Presidential candidate George W. Bush comes to the Star City as questions continue about his possible past drug use.
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and as the death toll grows in Turkey, a Virginia rescue crew pulls a living child from the rubble.
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For the first time in a long time, scattered showers are in the forecast along with cooler temperatures. Details ahead.

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On health check -- a test to boost baby's I-Q in the womb.
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And peeling away the years with a new cream -- the latest in getting rid of age spots.
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[5-Turkey]


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Officials now say the death toll is nearing 7 thousand from the earthquake in Turkey.
But there were some moments of hope today-
An eight year old boy was pulled from the rubble by rescuers from right here in Virginia.
Lisa Hughes has more
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(( The survivor is an eight year old boy_one of four victims found alive by a Virginia based search and rescue team. Rescuers say_saving even one life is worth the dangerous, 10 day mission.

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C-130 nats)
The U-S is also sending emergency supplies. In Charlotte, North Carolina, Marines and National Guard soldiers are loading a mobile fire fighting system onto this military transport plane. Other military personnel will join the relief effort from Wyoming and California. Kenneth Bacon/Pentagon Spokesman RIGHT NOW WE'RE CONCENTRATING PRIMARILY ON SEARCHING FOR AND FINDING SURVIVORS. But at least five Americans are among the dead_four children and their great grandfather, The State Department confirms several Americans are missing. But finding anyone in this disaster zone is almost impossible. Thousands of people are missing. For victims buried alive, time is running out. Survivors will need medicine, tents, blankets and food. Even countries traditionally at odds with Turkey are joining the effort to provide relief. James Rubin/State Dept. Spokesman WHEN THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE HAVE DIED AND MANY MORE THOUSANDS ARE AT RISK, IT IS APPROPRIATE ON HUMANITARIAN GROUNDS FOR ALL COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD TO GET TOGETHER AND TRY TO ASSIST WHEN THEY CAN))


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He came to Roanoke to raise cash and support for his front-running presidential campaign.
But Texas Governor George W. Bush spent most of his time here answering questions about his past.
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Scott Goldberg was on the Bush campaign trail today and has more tonight from our newsroom.
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Jean ... for the first time Governor Bush offered information about his possible past drug use without waiting for reporters to ask questions.
He still refuses to say for sure if he's used cocaine.
But today he said if he did use drugs, it was so far in the past that it shouldn't matter.
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((GEORGE W. BUSH: WHEN SOMEBODY SAYS DRUGS ARE COOL, YOU SAY THEY'RE NOT COOL. GOTTA MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICES.))
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At Roanoke's West End Youth center, the message to kids was clear.
What still isn't is: Did W. practice what he's now preaching?
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((GEORGE W. BUSH: OVER 20 YEARS AGO ... I MADE MISTAKES.))
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Bush finally spoke up after being asked if he could pass a federal background check -- one that requires a government employee to be drug free for at least 7 years.
But he wouldn't say yes or no to the question: Have you ever used cocaine?
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((BUSH: THE PEOPLE OF VA MUST KNOW I HAVE A PLAN FOR PROSPERITY AND A PLAN FOR PEACE.))
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Instead, Bush spoke in vague terms about his so-called compassionate conservative agenda:
More money for child-care programs, tax cuts for everyone, a strong defense.
He said the people he met in Roanoke would rather hear about that then what kind of drugs this man who would be president used when he was younger.
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Tonight at six we'll have more on the governor's visit.
Including reaction from Jerry Falwell ... a vocal critic of President Clinton's behavior ... and the founder of the moral majority ... talks about what kind of example George W. Bush is setting.
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Coming up next on News 7 at 5, a brush fire continues to burn near Smith Mountain Lake. We'll have an update.
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and the new trial begins for the man accused of killing a fellow guest from the Jenny Jones Show. This time HIS attorneys are trying a different approach. They're asking the jury to convict their client.
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On Health Check, we'll see what doctors are using to fade those so called age spots.
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Stay with us. We'll have all that and more.

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Attorneys for the identical twins who shot and killed a man inside a Blacksburg says the men fired in self defense.
But prosecutors maintain what happened was nothing short of murder.
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Teresa Hamilton is at the Montgomery County Courthouse where Kerry and Terry Scales on are trial.
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Virginia's Transportation Commissioner has resigned, and some in his agency are now under criminal investigation.


Governor Jim Gilmore announced the shakeup today.
The Governor detailed two construction projects where environmental laws were apparently willfully violated by VDOT workers and contractors.
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Ellen Qualls is in our Richmond newsroom with more.
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Jean, last December in Hampton, a VDOT contractor cleared wetlands without getting a Water Protection Permit.
In June of this year, a VDOT contractor broke a lagoon wall down in Goochland County, spilling more than 100-thousand gallons of sludge into a creek.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: THIS TYPE OF BEHAVIOR IS TOTALLY IRRESPONSIBLE AND TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE.))
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Tuckahoe Creek in Goochland is a backup water supply for the city of Richmond.
Then the state Department of Environmental Quality's investigation into the sludge spill uncovered more: perhaps a blatant disregard for the environment in other VDOT projects.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: WHEN YOU DISCUSS THE AGENCY HEAD WHO IS DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONDUCT OF THESE PROJECTS THAT HAVE LED TO THE INCIDENTS THAT I HAVE TALKED ABOUT HERE. WHERE THERE HAS BEEN A NEED FOR AN INVESTIGATION OF A CRIMINAL MATTER. WHERE A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION NEEDS TO BE REFERRED IN MY JUDGMENT TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, I THINK THAT IS A GOOD REASON WHY IT'S TIME FOR A CHANGE AT THE TOP OF THE AGENCY.))
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So VDOT Commissioner David Gehr offered his resignation.
Gilmore accepted it.
This is the first time the Attorney General will investigate an environmental crime, under a new law Gilmore himself won passage of last year.


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Firefighters and forestry workers are still battling a Pittsylvania County brush fire that's already claimed about 200 acres near Smith Mountain Lake.
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The fire continued to spread in several spots this afternoon.
It broke through barriers that foresters and firefighters worked all night to put in place using bulldozers.
Today 30 people battling the fire were joined by a helicopter that drops water.
State forestry officials say the fire started after lightning struck Smith Mountain last Saturday.
And without rain, it could continue to smolder for several more days.
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((STUART SOURS/VA. DEPT. OF FORESTRY: IT'S SO DRY THAT IT'LL DO MORE THAN BURNING THE LEAVES THAT A NORMAL FIRE DOES, IT'LL ACTUALLY BURN DOWN INTO THAT LAYER AND JUST SMOLDER FOR A LONG TIME. :41 IT'S JUST GOING TO TAKE A CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF RAIN FOR IT JUST TO BE CONSIDERED OUT.))
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On News 7 at 6, we'll tell you if the fire poses a threat to homes in the area.
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[5-Talk-Show]


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The Jenny Jones show GUEST accused of murder is on trial again.
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Jonathan Schmitz is accused of shooting Scott Amedure after Amedure admitted he had a gay crush on Schmitz.
Prosecutors say it was cold blooded murder.
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((DONNA PENDERGAST/PROSECUTOR: IT WAS CALCULATED. PLAIN AND SIMPLE IT WAS AN EXECUTION.))
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But defense attorneys claim Schmitz was acting on impulse and should be convicted of a lesser charge of manslaughter.
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((JEROME SABBOTA/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: HE WAS PROVOKED. HE WAS PROVOKED TO THE POINT HE ACTED ON IMPULSE, A REASONABLE MAN LIKE HIM WOULD HAVE LOST IT AND HE DID.))
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A jury had convicted Schmitz of second degree murder in 1996 but he was granted a new trial because of an error the judge made during jury selection.
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There's more news 7 to come. Up next Robin Reed will have a look at our weekend weather.
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and then after Sports, we'll tell you why Hershberger Road in Roanoke is about to become a road less traveled.
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In Sports, the Spurs' Sean Elliot speaks for the first time since a kidney transplant.
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On Health Check, researchers find what could be a link between a pregnant woman's thyroid and her child's intelligence,
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and we'll tell you why more and more younger baby boomers are having heart attacks.
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The majority of the 1.5 million Americans who suffer a heart attack every year are older people.
However, those numbers are beginning to change.
About 125 thousand people under the age of 45 will have heart attacks this year.
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Lifestyle changes and a combination of risk factors are responsible for the increase in the numbers.
Forty-eight year old David Rabinivitz knew his family had a history of heart disease, but he never gave it much thought.
As a result he didn't do anything to reduce his risk and he suffered a heart attack.
Now he's learning from his mistake.
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((TWO MAIN THINGS, I TOTALLY CHANGED THE WAY I EAT... AVOID CHOLESTEROL AND FAT IN MY DIET... AND QUIT SMOKING THAT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING." DOCTOR: THE STRONGEST RISK FACTOR IS SMOKING. ABOUT 70 PERCENT OF PATIENTS SMOKE."))
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Doctor Herman says another large factor is high cholesterol which contributes to a plaque buildup in the inner lining of the heart.
Even mild plaque in young people can be deadly.
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Doctors say if you have any risk of heart disease, you need to take action. Get your cholesterol checked and know the warning signs of a heart attack.
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Expectant mothers may want to consider getting their thyroids tested.
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A study in this week's New England Journal of Medicine found that expectant mothers with untreated, under active thyroids are four times more likely to have children with low IQ's.
The research found that 19 percent of the children born to thyroid deficient mothers scored 85 or lower on IQ tests.


That compares to only five percent without such problems.
Often called hypothyroidism, an under active thyroid is easy to diagnose and treat.
Symptoms of the condition include fatigue, cramps, constipation, a slow heart rate, dry skin and hair loss.
It affects seven million Americans and often goes undiagnosed.
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We call them age spots -- but dermatologists say brown discolorations of the skin don't having anything to do with getting older. They're actually a result of too much time in the sun.
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((ELSIE HARDESTY/PATIENT: INSTEAD OF HAVING A SMOOTH CLEAR COMPLEXION, THAT MOST OF US WOMEN WANT, I HAVE TO USE MAKEUP TO ACHIEVE THAT.))
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Drugs like birth control pills can also trigger blotches. A new spot remover on the market works using twice the amount of hydroquinone (hydro-KW-EYE known) -- a lightening solution. The prescription cream called Lustra is loaded with antioxidants and glycolic acid.
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((RICHARD FITZPATRICK/DERMATOLOGY ASSOC: IT'S VITAMIN C AND VITAMIN E THAT ALSO MAY HELP PROTECT THE SKIN AND CALM DOWN ANY INFLAMMATION THAT MAY BE CONTRIBUTING TO THE BROWN SPOTS.))
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Other remedies for removing brown spots are laser surgery or a less expensive approach -- lemon juice -- the citrus acid in lemon works like alpha hydroxyl acids
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Welcome folks to the Thursday ticker that is again pleased to have some uplifting news concerning Spurs' forward, Sean Elliott.
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This afternoon Elliott faced reporters in San Antonio just three days after receiving a new kidney.
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He was flocked by his family members, and in particular his older brother Noel, who donated the kidney at Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital.
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Besides his Spurs' teammates, Elliott says he has also received calls, flowers or visits from Karl Malone, Scottie Pippen, and Detlef Schrempf


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The NASCAR kings will be in Michigan this weekend for a Busch-Winston Cup doubleheader.
Jeff Gordon will be driving in both events, but he comes to Michigan as the defending champ in the Pepsi 400 Cup event. He got his first ever win at Michigan last year in this race.
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And folks we're just one day away from the season premier of Friday Football Extra here on Your Hometown Station. Join us tomorrow night at 11:35.
Coming up tonight on News 7 at Six
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we'll continue the pre season tour of schools in the area as we check in with Roanoke Catholic and new head coach Paul Moyer.
Take care everybody and have a good night. [go to break]


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It took years of planning and a few extra months of construction delay, but the new interchange from Valley View Boulevard to Interstate 581 is finally open.
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Mayor Bowers, members of city council and other community leaders cut the ribbon this morning.
The five-point- seven million dollar project will ease congestion in the city's busiest retail center... and city officials say the investment is already paying off.
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((BY BUILDING THIS BRIDGE, WE'RE PROVIDING A SECOND EXIT TO VALLEY VIEW MALL. THIS IS ONE OF THE LEADING SHOPPING CENTERS OBVIOUSLY IN VIRGINIA. LOOK AT THESE NEW STORES THAT OPENED UP AS A RESULT OF THE DEVELOPMENT HERE IN JUST THE LAST YEAR OR TWO.))
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The bridge also includes a walkway that will be part of a new greenway from the Hotel Roanoke to Valley View Mall.
The first segment of that greenway should be completed within a year.
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Stand aside Bruce Wayne, it seems the real caped-crusader is living in Poland.
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A few years ago a man known only as Mr. Stanislav decided to close his business and start a new career as...Batman. He prowls the Polish roadways in his various assortment of homemade Batmobiles impersonating Batman wherever he goes. He has thirteen different Batcars and Batbikes and when he puts on the Bat costume, you'd never know he wasn't the real thing.
In fact...he looks so real that police are calling him a nuisance
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