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On News 7 at 5, the Justice department names a special investigator to look into the burning of the Branch Davidian compound in WACO,
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And one of baseball's most dominant pitchers has died at the age of 53.
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Heavy rains move into the region with the rumble of thunder as well. We will tell you how long this should last, coming up.

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On health check -- A Roanoke company is banking on the future health of their employees.
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And volunteers are racing down to the Roanoke Civic Center to help save a life.
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((WHAT WE'RE GOING TO BE LOOKING AT IS WHETHER THERE WERE BAD ACTS NOT WHETHER THERE WAS BAD JUDGMENT.))
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Six years after the Branch Davidian compound burned to the ground- the case is reopened.
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Dozens died in the fire in Waco in 1993.
Now it's up to Senator John Danforth to figure out if government agents did the killing-
Lee Cowan has more.
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[SUPER=01-John Danforth/Waco Special Counsel;]
[SUPER=01-Janet Reno/U.S. Attorney General;]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Charles Schumer/(D) New York;]
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((For the man now in charge of re-investigating Waco - there will be no second guessing. JOHN DANFORTH, WACO SPECIAL COUNSEL: What we're going to be looking at is whether there was bad acts, not whether there was bad judgment." It is the answer to what John Danforth calls a dark question - did the Federal Government kill at Waco - A question he now has full authority to ask anyone, including the US Attorney General and FBI Director Louis Freeh. JOHN DANFORTH, WACO SPECIAL COUNSEL The thing that really undermines the integrity of government, is whether there were bad acts, whether there was a cover up and whether the government killed people. For the last six years, the Attorney General's Office has maintained the Federal Government was not responsible for the fire that claimed the lives of at least 80 Branch Davidian cult members. It's a position Janet Reno still holds today. JANET RENO, US ATTORNEY GENERAL I have no information the canisters caused the fire. The canisters came under suspicion after a videotape surfaced showing tear gas being fired into the compound near the end of the 51 day siege. Critics charge they were potentially flammable, and could have been enough to spark the inferno. The revelation has raised so many eyebrows that there are renewed calls for Janet Reno's resignation and calls from some Republicans for Congress to open it's own series of inquiries - a tactic questioned by some Democrats. SEN. CHARLES SCHUMER/D-NY "..we should wait till after the investigation"
LEE COWAN/CBS NEWS: The inquiries could well collide going after the same witnesses and the same set of evidence. But the goal of both would be the same: to determine if a mistake was made, and if it was, who if anyone, may have tried to cover it up. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Capitol Hill.))

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Federal money will now help put police officers in America's schools.
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146 million in all will go to 100 law enforcement agencies across the nation- to beef up the nation's men in blue on the streets and in schools.
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((TO HIRE NEARLY 16 HUNDRED MORE POLICE OFFICERS INCLUDING OVER 750 WHO WILL WALK A NEW BEAT, THE HALLS OF OUR SCHOOLS TO PROTECT OUR CHILDREN. applause.))
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((WELLINGTON WEBB/DENVER MAYOR: I DON'T KNOW ABOUT ARMY THE NAVY THE AIR FORCE BUT WE ARE THE FOOT SOLDIERS. WE'RE THE ONE WHO KEEP OUR CITIES SAFE. WE NEED A LITTLE AIR SUPPORT. WE NEED HELP FROM CONGRESS.))
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The President along with a group of mayors and police chiefs- urged Congress to pass common sense laws- to prevent gun violence.
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[5-Homecare]


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Lexington police are declaring a small victory against crime after they used video surveillance to catch a health care worker in the act of stealing from her patient.
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55-year old Delois Alexander had called to complain that the woman caring for her in her home on High Street was also stealing from her.
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Police set up a camera in Alexander's bedroom and allegedly caught the woman stealing change, cash and clothing on seven different occasions.
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((SGT. TORBEN PEDERSON/LEXINGTON POLICE DEPT.: JUST WHEN YOU HEAR.. .. STICK OF GUM.)) ((DELOIS ALEXANDER/VICTIM: IT MADE ME FEEL ANGRY.. .. DO THIS TO ME.))
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Police arrested 57-year old Hazel Wingler yesterday and charged her with eight counts of petit (petty) larceny.
She faces a court date next week.
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The latest effort from a country singer is causing a lot of confusion in Richmond. We'll explain in a moment.
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And Lou Gehrig's Disease claims the life of another former Yankee great.
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People who want to become bone marrow donor will have a good opportunity tomorrow. We'll let you know about it today on Health check.
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And Patrick Evans will introduce us to a band with a Latin beat.

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Hall of Fame baseball pitcher Jim Catfish Hunter died today.
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Hunter suffered from A-L-S, which is also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
He was one of baseball's most dominant pitchers during his fifteen year career with the Oakland Athletics and the New York Yankees.
He won five World series rings and had five straight 20 win seasons.
Hunter was recently released from the hospital where was recovering since a fall at his North Carolina home in August.
Catfish Hunter was 53 years old.
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It's a case of mistaken identity.
Virginia reporters excitedly called former Attorney General candidate Jerry Kilgore when they heard he was making his Grand Ole Opry debut this weekend.
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Kilgore says -- although he was awarded a gold record for prosecuting music bootleggers in Abingdon -- it's NOT him debuting this weekend.
It's a country music performer with the same name.
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((JERRY KILGORE/VIRGINIA LAWYER: I ONCE ON A JOKE RECORDED ROCKY TOP DOWN AT ONE OF THE AMUSEMENT PARKS...BLACKMAIL PURPOSES. laughs))
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Kilgore has one request of his Nashville-bound alter-ego.
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((JERRY KILGORE/VIRGINIA LAWYER: DON'T MESS UP THE NAME. GO TO THE TOP AND DON'T MESS UP THE NAME.))
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Virginia's Jerry Kilgore served under George Allen as state Public Safety Secretary... and he's likely to run again for Attorney General in the year 2001.
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At one time or another, most of us have dreamed about stealing the spotlight.
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This morning, students at Virginia Tech lined up in hopes of securing a part in an industrial film that'll be shot on campus next week.
The one hour film is based on the life of Robert Pamplin, Junior and his father who've together donated nearly 30-million dollars to the university.
Both attended Virginia Tech.
In fact, much of the film will revolve around the younger Pamplin's experience as a member of Tech's Corps of Cadets in 1961.
Kurt Wise tried out for the role of a General.
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((KURT WISE: I DON'T KNOW WHETHER I DID WELL OR NOT I'LL LEAVE THAT TO THE PROFESSIONALS BUT I WOULD AT LEAST LIKE TO GET THE ROLE OF SOME EXTRA WALKING BY A SCENE SAYING NOTHING, THAT'D BE FUN.))
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The film will continue casting for extras tomorrow and Saturday at the Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center on campus.
They're particularly looking for people in their 40's and 50's to portray parents of college age students.
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Coming up next on News 7..
A Blacksburg theater known for local attractions adds a little international flavor to the repertoire.
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The Lyric Theater is known for its local and regional appeal, but this evening, the venue will go "international".

Patrick Evans has this report on a South American band playing in Blacksburg tonight.
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Coming up today in Sports, we'll have an update on Virginia native Ricky Rudd's future in NASCAR.
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And on health check -- we'll see what one NASCAR owner is doing to give cancer patients hope for the future,
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And an employer in the Roanoke Valley is making health a top priority for working women.
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((BARBARA PRATT/FIRST UNION: I'VE PASSED THAT MAGIC AGE OF 40 AND IT'S SOMETHING I'VE ALWAYS DONE, BUT PROBABLY NOT TAKEN AS SERIOUSLY.))
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One local company is putting women's health first by offering free breast cancer programs.
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First Union employees got a lesson from Carilion Health System nurses today on how to prevent breast cancer. The majority of the employees at First Union are women -- and some are dealing first hand with the disease.
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((BARBARA PRATT/FIRST UNION: ONE OF OUT TEAMMATES WAS DIAGNOSED A COUPLE MONTHS AGO WITH BREAST CANCER AND HER TEAMMATES REALLY RALLIED BEHIND HER, AND WE THOUGHT WHAT BETTER WAY TO THANK THEM AND TO HONOR HER THAN TO PROVIDE THIS BENEFIT FOR OUR EMPLOYEES AND HER TEAMMATES. SARA LAZARUS/CARILION NURSE EDUCATOR: I'VE BEEN TO MANY, MANY INDUSTRIES IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY AND IT'S WONDERFUL WHEN INDUSTRIES WILL BRING US IN AND PROVIDE PAID TIME FOR THEIR EMPLOYEES TO COME WHICH IS SOMETHING THAT FIRST UNION HAS DONE.))
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Lazarus says in the last few years she has spoken to 17-thousand women in Southwest Virginia. Today about 100 employees got the message of early detection and yearly mammograms. Carilion is offering more session at First Union in October to reach a total of 1000 women.
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A high school basketball star in Illinois is trying to get back on the team.
It wasn't an injury that he is trying to come back from, it's alcoholism.
Maureen maher has more.
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((Last season, Rickey Higgins lead the Warren High School Blue Devils to the Illinois state championship game... this year the star point guard won't even make the team.
In the spring Rickey was busted twice in three weeks for drinking, including an arrest for driving under the influence. He reported the incidents to the school and has since been diagnosed as an alcoholic, but was kicked off the basketball team for violating an athletic code of ethics against alcohol.

(SOT/Rickey Higgins/17-years old) "I'm the only one who is self reported

in all the yeas of them having that athletic code there and I just feel that I'm doing everything I can to stay sober."
Higgins is now suing the Warren Twp. School District for violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act with the help of attorney, Steven Glinck.

(Sot/ Steven Glink/Attorney) "That is a recognized disability under the

federal law and it is illegal for any public entity - which the school is - to discriminate in the provision of privileges and services."
Because Rickey is a minor, the school district wouldn't comment on the case but it did release a statement saying it:
".... treats all students equally and fairly and that this District has not discriminated against any student on the basis of disability as related to this law suit."

(MAHER STAND-UP) Alcoholism under current treatment at work or school is

covered under the ADA, but experts say the school's policy was more about rules and behavior than drinking and discrimination.
Disabilities rights advocate Ellen Weber says Rickey will have a tough time proving his case.

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But the 17 year old senior is hoping a court will think twice about his honesty and his efforts to get sober.

(SOT/Rickey Higgins/) ".I was in a haze back then and I just wanted

another chance."
MM, CBS News Chicago))

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The local chapter of the American Red Cross is teaming up with NASCAR's Hendrick's Racing in an effort to get more people to become bone marrow donors.
The result is an event tomorrow to register and type potential marrow donors.
It is from noon to 6 p.m. at the Roanoke Civic center.
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Normally donors would have to pay a $75 typing cost. However thanks to a grant from NASCAR owner Rick Hendrick, the fee is already paid.
You may remember Hendrick became active in the field of bone marrow research after he was diagnosed with a form of leukemia in 1997.
Even though his own cancer is in remission, Hendrick has continued to support efforts to help others in need of the potentially life saving treatment.
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If you would like more information on the drive or becoming a blood marrow donor, you can call 1-800-GIVE LIFE or locally at 985-3570.

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Welcome folks to the Thursday ticker that begins with a little tennis.
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The US Open championships are winding down up in New York and today the mixed doubles' title was decided.
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Ai Sugiyama and Mahesh Bhupathi, the number two seeded team defeated Kimberly Po and Donald Johnson, 6-4 & 6-4 to claim the title.
Don't forget expanded coverage on Your Hometown Station begins tomorrow afternoon. Saturday we'll have tennis from 11am to 7pm and then wrap things up on Sunday from 4-7.
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The Richmond International raceway began three jam packed days of racing today for the Truck, Busch cars and Winston Cup machines.
Qualifying for tonight's Virginia Is for Lover's Craftsman truck series race was held this afternoon and Bobby Hamilton won the pole. Stacy Compton was second and Jimmy Hensley 14th. All were driving Dodges.

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Of the many Winston Cup Drivers to watch this weekend, fans will be keeping an eye on
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Ricky Rudd. After all, Richmond International raceway is his home track and the pressure is on
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for the veteran to keep his streak alive. Rudd, who tested at Richmond earlier this season, has won at least one Winston Cup race for the last 16 years. He has yet to win this season and has 10 races left to do so. Rudd has a chance on his home track Saturday night. His future is also uncertain. He has lost his sponsor for next year.
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Rudd, who has 16 top five's in 41 starts at Richmond, will likely decide if he's going to the 28 car to driver for Robert Yates by tomorrow.
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The Friday Football Extra Thursday night special is coming up at six. I'll have the schedule of games for tomorrow night plus a preview of the Pulaski-Salem game.
Take care everybody. [go to break]

[5-Henry-School]


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Today is the ninth day of the ninth month of the 99th year.
And students at one Henry County elementary school were on Cloud Nine because of it.
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Kids from John Redd Smith Elementary spent the day celebrating the number nine.
All 350 of them lined up on the field ... spelling out the numbers 9 - 9 - 99...
They came to school dressed to the nines....
And all their classwork centered around the number nine.
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((MALLORY CRAIG/4TH GRADER: WE PLAYED MUSICAL CHAIRS, WE DID NINE MINUTES OF DANCING. WE DID A MATH SHEET FOR NINE MINUTES.)) ((DEBBIE DOSS/PRINCIPAL: I THINK THAT THEY'VE CONCENTRATED ON THE NINES AND DON'T REALIZE THAT EVERYTHING WE'VE DONE HAS BEEN EDUCATIONALLY BASED.))
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The students also discussed what they want to be doing when they're 99 years old.
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((DEMARCO KING/3RD GRADER: I WANT TO BE WALKING ON A CANE AND CHEWING ON LOTS OF POTATOES WITH MY GUMS.))
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Kids said the day was at least nine times as fun as a typical school day.
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