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Next on News 7 at 5, the local N-Double-A-C-P says race may have played a part in getting assault charges dropped against a local politician.
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and we'll have an update as Hurricane Dennis begins to turn toward land.
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Remarkably cool weather to start the day. Clouds from Dennis may arrive southside by tomorrow.

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In medical news -- A new report shows doctors aren't getting enough training in one aspect of health care.
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Plus -- your friendly neighborhood comic book hero says don't get caught in the web of drugs.
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((MARTIN JEFFREY/NAACP PRESIDENT; IF IT HAD BEEN DIFFERENT, AND IT HAD BEEN AN AFRICAN AMERICAN MAN AND A WHITE CHILD, THE JUDGE NEVER WOULD HAVE DONE THAT. ))
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The N-double-A-C-P calls the dismissal of assault charges against Al Bedrosian "Biased Justice"
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The judge called Al Bedrosian "technically guilty".
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But he said convicting him would accomplish nothing, and it should have ended with an apology.
Bedrosian maintained he acted to defend his infant daughter when he spanked Melissa Campbell's two year-old son as the boy ran past him in a waiting room.
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((AL BEDROSIAN/DEFENDANT; THE FACT THAT THIS KID WAS GOING OVER MY FOOT WHEN HE RAN PAST US, THAT'S VERY CLOSE TO MY LITTLE BABY AND THAT'S THE DEFENSE WE HAD AND IF I'D LOST TODAY THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN FINE.))
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But the N-double-A-C-P condemned the ruling, saying Bedrosian was spared a conviction because he is a white politician.
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((MARTIN JEFFREY/NAACP PRESIDENT; THE BOTTOM LINE IS, MR. BEDROSIAN IS A GROWN MAN, AND THERE WAS A 2 YEAR OLD CHILD WHICH HE ASSAULTED, NOT BECAUSE HE HAD TO, BECAUSE HE CHOSE TO, AND WE BELIEVE THAT WAS WRONG AND THE COURT SYSTEM OUGHT TO UPHOLD THAT.))
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Jeffrey says the N-double-A-C-P is trying to determine if the court committed any civil rights violations.

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An explosion rocked a Moscow Shopping mall today-
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Police say it may have been caused by a bomb.
It happened when a video game exploded in an upscale shoping mall adjacent to the Kremlin.
The blast injured at least thirty people- three seriously.
Most of the injuries were from flying glass.
One official said it's not known yet if the blast was planned or accidental.
Bombs are often used in disputes between Russian criminal gangs and businesses. There is no indication that this blast had any connection to organized crime.
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Dennis is the Hurricane that won't go away.
IT is still hanging around pounding the shore with rain and wind.
The Hurricane has weakened but forecasters say it could turn around and hit the coast again.
Lisa Hughes reports.
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((The hurricane warning was lifted but the North Carolina coast is still taking a beating. Tropical storm force winds are pushing a wild surf onshore even as Dennis stalls more than a hundred miles off the coast. Lisa Hughes/Kill Devil Hills, NC: The storm could have been worse. But there will be some cleanup. This is roofing blown off - just one of the local hotels.
Dennis blew hard enough to close the doors at this service station. It ripped off part of the roof smashed the sign and knocked the gas pumps out of the ground. Manager Donna Comstock doesn't know when she'll reopen. Donna Comstock/Gas Station Mgr.: And in what should the last gasp of summer business, tourists are getting out of town. Unable to buy souvenirs they'll take the memories of Dennis to higher ground. The greatest threat now isn't wind but water. There's already flooding on surface streets. Near Cape Hatteras, getting around on foot isn't much easier. In the end, Dennis may not punish the coast as much as he will test its patience. No one here gets a break `til Dennis moves out to sea. Lisa Hughes. CBS News. Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.))



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This summers drought has dropped levels at Carvins Cove and caused Roanoke city officials to look for new water sources.
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Digging a well began this morning at the Carvin's Cover Filtration Plant. Officials hope if they find water it will allow them to take less water from Carvins Cove. So far the digging company has gone down 180 feet and hope to hit water at 600 feet...they say it could take several days. Roanoke City's water manager says they hope to get up to a half a million gallons a day from the well.
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((JESSE PERDUE/ROANOKE CITY WATER MANAGER: EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS THIS ONE WELL IS NOT GOING TO SOLVE OUR PROBLEMS IF YOU ADD A LOT OF THESE INDIVIDUAL SOURCES IT AMOUNTS UP FAST.))
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The well digging is costing the city between three and five thousand dollars. The next well will be dug near Catawba Creek within the next two weeks.
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Still to come on the newscast, a local airport announces new low fares in an effort to keep people from flying out of larger cities,
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and Governor Gilmore makes a long awaited announcement on how he is going to spend billions of dollars to improve state roads. We'll tell you where the money is going in just a moment.
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On Health Check, we'll see how new research is giving doctors answers about type one diabetes.
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And Patrick Evans will tell us how to get the most out of that last Labor Day cookout.

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Governor Gilmore unveiled his plan today to spend two-and-a half billion dollars on Virginia's roads.
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He made the announcement in Washington.
V-DOT's Northern Virginia district would get the biggest grant for major road projects.
But there's money for our part of the state, as well. [PRE PRO]
The six-year plan funds a total of 90 projects statewide.
The Lynchburg district would get more than 108-million dollars.
The Salem district would get almost 31-million.
The House of Delegates' Democratic leader said he welcomed the governor's plan into the fray.
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((DICK CRANWELL: I AM SURE THAT THERE ARE AT LEAST A DOZEN PLANS ON THE TABLE. THIS WILL BE ONE OF THE PLANS THAT THE LEGISLATURE WILL LOOK AT AND COME UP WITH A CONSENSUS PLAN.))
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The governor's plan would put 200-million dollars from the state's general fund into the transportation fund.
That fund would also get 76-million dollars from what the governor called "more efficient" collection of fuel-taxes.

And over the next six years, 750-million dollars from the national tobacco settlement would also move into the transportation fund.
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Farmers in Halifax County say there probably won't be any more hog farms moving in.
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That's after the Board of Supervisors passed stricter setbacks for hog farms following an almost five hour public hearing last night.
The hog farms have to be three-thousand feet from existing homes and one-thousand feet from property lines.
Farmers say that makes new hog farm operations nearly impossible.
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((JAY REESE/HALIFAX CO. FARM BUREAU PRES.: BASICALLY PEOPLE IN AGRICULTURE ARE LOOKING AT IT AS A STOPPER FOR ANY TYPE OF EXPANSION FOR LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY IN ANY TYPE OF AGRICULTURAL COMMODITY RIGHT NOW.))
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But environmentalists say they're still not going to celebrate a victory.
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((JACK DUNAVANT/SOUTHSIDE CONCERNED CITIZENS PRES.: IT'S A SETBACK. THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO BE VERY CAREFUL WHERE THEY SELECT PROPERTY. THERE MAY BE SOME AREAS IN THIS COUNTY WHERE THEY COULD LOCATE. HOPEFULLY, THEY'RE VERY FEW AND FAR BETWEEN.))
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Tonight on News 7 at 6, we'll tell you why people on both sides of the issue say you haven't seen the last of the hog debate.
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It just got a whole lot cheaper to fly out of the Lynchburg regional airport.
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United Express today announced new 99- dollar round trip fares from Lynchburg to any other airport in Virginia.


Officials say the fares.. which are available through the end of the year.. should attract those travelers who drive to larger airports hoping to save money.
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((RICK DELISI/UNITED EXPRESS SPOKESMAN: IF YOU'VE EVER THOUGHT YOU COULD GET A BETTER FARE OR A BETTER DEAL BY STARTING AT ANOTHER AIRPORT.. IF, GOD FORBID, YOU EVER THOUGHT IT MADE SENSE TO DRIVE TO WASHINGTON DULLES AND START YOUR TRIP THERE, WE SAY WHILE ANY OF THOSE THINGS MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE BEEN TRUE IN THE PAST, THEY'RE ABSOLUTELY NOT TRUE TODAY.))

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A recent survey shows more than a third of Lynchburg travelers start their trip at an airport outside the area.
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If you have just enough propane and propane accessories for one last cookout for Labor Day, stay with us as Patrick Evans talks to a local grilling authority.
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The Grilling Season has one last great flourish on Labor Day, and Patrick Evans has some tips on how to select just the right steak or seafood for your grill.
Here's the story.
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Today in Sports, we'll check in on the Virginia Tech Hokies as they prepare for this weekend's season opener against the Dukes of J-M-U.
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Next on health check --the government calls on your friendly neighborhood Spiderman to help children say no to drugs.
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Plus we'll see why some doctors can't help their patients quit smoking.
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Recent medical school graduates are not prepared to help smokers kick the habit.
A special report today in the Journal of the American Medical Association reveals most US medical school graduates are NOT properly trained to help patients stop smoking.
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The study shows that students are not adequately trained to treat nicotine dependence, the most costly and deadly preventable health care problem in the country.
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((HAS ANY ONE OF YOU NOT SEEN A SMOKER, HAVE ANY OF YOU BEEN ON A ROTATION WHERE THERE WAS NO SMOKER, NO ONE, OKAY.))
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In the early 1990s, the National Cancer institute recommended that medical schools make training programs to quit smoking a mandatory part of the curriculum. But as of 1997 -- 98 percent of schools participating in the survey had not complied. Researchers say physicians using a combination of behavior modification techniques and follow-up can help up to 35 percent of smokers stay smoke free over the long term.
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New research is helping scientists learn more about the development of juvenile diabetes.
Researchers have been trying to pinpoint what causes the immune system in certain diabetics to attack the insulin producing cells in the pancreas.
They hope this could lead to new and better treatments.
Now, a study on mice identifies a small bit of the insulin molecule as a target for some white blood cells involved in the destruction. It supports current studies on at-risk humans in which scientists use small amounts of insulin to train the immune system to ignore a target.


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The nation's Drug Czar wanted to spin a compelling anti-drug message for young people, so he turned to someone who knows alot about spinning.
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Spiderman, Barry McCaffrey, and several middle school children gathered today to unveil what is billed as the nation's most comprehensive school based drug prevention effort ever.
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(( YOU SHAPE YOUNG PEOPLE'S ATTITUDES WHEN THEY'RE IN THEIR ADOLESCENT YEARS AND IT AFFECTS THEIR DRUG USING BEHAVIOR FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES.))
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The Clinton administration is teaming with Marvel Comics to issue a four part special series of comic books that will feature Spiderman and an anti-drug message.
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((I'VE GOTTA TELL YOU, I'M THRILLED RIGHT DOWN TO MY WEB-SLINGING TOES THIS MORNING TO TAKE A DAY OFF FROM FIGHTING THE BAD GUYS IN NEW YORK AND WEB MY WAY DOWN TO WASHINGTON, DC AND PERSONALLY DELIVER THE VERY FIRST COPY OF THIS VERY SPECIAL SPECIAL-EDITION MARVEL COMICS, ONDCP INSERT THAT IS GOING TO EMPOWER KIDS AGAINST DRUGS.))
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The goal is to distribute the books to 65 percent of the children between the ages of nine to 14.
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Today in Sports, the Hokies are getting ready for the start of the season.
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Here with that is Steve Mason.

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Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your two minute ticker which starts on the college gridiron.
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The Virginia Tech Hokies are all set for this weekend's season opener in Blacksburg, even if JMU isn't. Mike Stevens has more from Lane Stadium.
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The Virginia Cavaliers have yet to secure a few starting positions four days before their season opening ACC date with North Carolina.
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One other unknown is the exact status of the construction on Scott Stadium and whether or not it will be ready for UVa's home opener against Wake Forest September 18th. Some of the players are still in the dark.
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Have a good evening everybody.

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An elephant in Thailand is showing good signs of recovery two days after an unprecedented operation to save her life.
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Motola was injured after she stepped on a land mine two weeks ago as she looked for food during a break from hauling logs in the forest.
Ten days after the incident she limped into an elephant hospital where a team of surgeons undertook a major operation to cut away the infected flesh and shattered bone in her foot.
Motola is already strong enough to support herself using her trunk.
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