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Next on News 7, he's one of the youngest murder suspects ever to be tried as an adult.
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And did our own vaccines lead to "Persian Gulf Syndrome"? The military is still looking for answers.
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Rainfall is creeping up on the forecast area. We'll examine the radar and check the rest of the week.

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On health check -- New guidelines for organ donation is changing patient's priorities.
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And a local company gets a national award for safety.
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Most 13 year olds spend their time playing-
But this teen faces murder charges- one of the youngest ever charged as an adult with murder.
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Nathaniel Abraham was just 11 when first charged with murder.
Prosecutors say he is a cold blooded killer- while his advocates say he was too young at the time to know the seriousness of the crime.
Drew Levinson has the story-
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(( AS THE YOUNGEST MURDER DEFENDANT IN MICHIGAN HISTORY AND PERHAPS THE
NATION--NATHANIEL ABRAHAM LOOKS LIKE HE SHOULD BE IN A CLASSROOM
RATHER THAN A COURTROOM.

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"He's a killer."

TWO YEARS AGO, WHEN ABRAHAM WAS JUST 11, POLICE ARRESTED HIM AT HIS
SCHOOL ON HALLOWEEN DAY -HE WAS STILL WEARING HIS COSTUME.
THEY SAY HE STOLE A GUN AND THEN SHOT AND KILLED 18-YEAR OLD RONNIE
GREEN JUNIOR OUTSIDE A CONVENIENCE STORE. ROBIN ADAMS/GREEN'S MOTHER:
"He's a lost child, he needed help a long time ago."

PROSECUTORS OBJECT TO THE SUGGESTION THE BOY WAS TARGET SHOOTING, AND
THE FATAL SHOT WAS AN ACCIDENT.
LISA HALUSHKA/ASST. PROSECUTOR:
"He was bragging about what he was going to do to his friend before
hand that he was going to shoot somebody."
DREW LEVINSON/CBS NEWS:
"Abraham confessed to police, but his lawyers challenged it,
claiming Abraham was too young to understand what he was doing."

BUT MICHIGAN'S SUPREME COURT LET THE CONFESSION STAND.
JUST AS THE NATION'S EYES BEGAN TO FOCUS ON THIS TRIAL- THE MAN
BEST KNOWN AS DR. JACK KEVORKIAN'S ATTORNEY JOINED ABRAHAM'S DEFENSE TEAM. GEOFFREY FIEGER/DEFENSE ATTORNEY:
"Requiring or allowing 11-year olds to be tried as adults are wrong."
FIEGER ALONG WITH ABRAHAM'S OTHER LAWYERS ARE ALSO CONCERNED THEIR CLIENT NOW LOOKS LESS LIKE A BOY AND MORE LIKE A YOUNG MAN.
DANIEL BAGDADE/DEFENSE ATTORNEY
It is going to be difficult to get the jurors understand the person they are passing judgment on is somebody who is not sitting in front of them but somebody who was sitting there two years ago whose feet didn't touch the ground."
IF CONVICTED-NATHANIEL ABRAHAM COULD SPEND THE REST OF HIS LIFE IN
PRISON.
DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, PONTIAC, MICHIGAN.))



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Here in Virginia, Jason Matthew Joseph may be measuring his remaining life in hours, unless the Supreme Court or Governor Gilmore intervene.
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Joseph is scheduled for execution tonight, for killing a Portsmouth man.
The victim was a sandwich shop employee, shot to death during a robbery seven years ago.
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It's being called one of the largest undercover drug busts in Wythe County history.
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Yesterday-- a grand jury indicted approximately 25- people in Pulaski and Wythe counties.
This morning-- state police and deputies began rounding up the accused including these suspects brought in on charges pertaining to marijuana.
However, the majority of those indicted are accused of distributing crack cocaine-
Sheriff Kermit Osborne says that caused a ripple affect.
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((KERMIT OSBORNE/WYTHE CO. SHERIFF: WE WENT FOR MANY YEARS WITHOUT ARMED ROBBERIES IN WYTHE COUNTY AND JUST IN THE LAST YEAR OR SO WE'VE HAD THREE ARMED ROBBERIES AND WE WERE ABLE TO DETERMINE THAT CRACK COCAINE WAS INVOLVED IN THOSE.))


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Former Sheriff Wayne Pike who's running against Osborne questions the timing of the arrests.
We'll hear from Pike on NEWS 7 at six.
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People in Buena Vista can not drink their water because it may be contaminated with bacteria from animal waste-
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3 out of 10 water samples taken in August were dirty.
Health experts think the bacteria came from the Hall Spring and are fighting it with chlorine.
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Restaurants must buy ice in bags and cannot serve fountain soda.
Businesses have shut off water fountains.
At Southern Virginia College, they boil water for juice.
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Even though recent water samples have been clean, the health department says it could be weeks before the water's okay to drink.
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President Clinton is scheduled to meet with Republican leaders at this hour.
The White House says Clinton hopes the meeting will lead to a ''framework'' for a budget agreement.
A spokesman is warning the Republicans to leave their ''attack ads'' behind, but the G-O-P leaders say it is President Clinton who has attacked them in past disputes.


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General Electric is recalling more than three million GE and Hotpoint dishwashers. We'll tell you which specific models in a moment.
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The company says the machines in question may catch fire because of a faulty switch. If you have one, the company urges you to stop using it and leave the door unlatched.
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[TAKE Pre-Pro]
The recall includes G-E and Hotpoint dishwashers with model numbers GSD-500D, GSD-500G, GSD-540, HDA467, HDA477 or HDA487.
The recalled models also have a serial number that has second letter of A, M, R, S, T, V or Z.
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A hijacking leads from Turkey to Germany.
The latest is just ahead on News 7 at 5.
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And this was a candy store ... but it illegally stored and sold fireworks. The end result was deadly.
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On Health Check, find out why Irish Coffee could save the lives of stroke victims.
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and speaking of saving lives, Andrew Freiden will show us what goes on at a rescue squad.
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It was a drug designed to ward off chemical weapons- but now that drug is in question.
A new study suggests the drug may be linked to Gulf Way Illness- leaving thousands of vets with chronic fatigue, rashes and more.
Lee Cowan has the latest.
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(( For the first time, the Pentagon is beginning to question whether
the pills it ordered as many as 250-thousand Gulf War soldiers to
take, may actually have done more harm than good.

SOT/BERNARD ROSTKER, UNDER SECRETARY, US ARMY


113:52:05
"In this report, they have reached the conclusion they just don't
know."

NARR:
The drug -- known as PB -- was supposed to protect troops from
exposure to nerve gas. But the report shows it may actually have
made them more vulnerable - and could be the culprit in causing a wide
range of lasting side effects.

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NARR:
But the Pentagon, stopped short of calling it a cause of Gulf War
Syndrome - a collection of ailments that have plagued more than
100-thousand Gulf War vets with everything from chronic fatigue and
muscle pain, to memory loss and sleep disorders.

SOT: DR. SUE BAILEY/UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE


14:11:04
"I see no direct correlation between those that are sick and those
that have taken it."

NARR:
PB had been used during the 50's to treat a rare nerve and muscle
disease. Although the FDA never approved it for use as a deterrent
against chemical weapons, it did grant the military a waiver to use it
in battle.
Critics see today's announcement as another example of the
Pentagon's inability to live up to its mistake.

SOT/PAT EDDINGTON, FORMER CIA ANALYST


13:20:50
"We're creating essentially, friendly fire casualties by giving these
kinds of medications to these folks, without the testing they
require."

NARR:
A suggestion the Pentagon denies.

SOT/BERNARD ROSTKER, UNDER SECRETARY, US ARMY


14:32:49
"We are not experimenting on our soldiers. We are provided them with
the best protection that we can."

COWAN ON CAM:))

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Police in Germany have arrested the alleged hijacker, of an EgyptAir flight that originated in Turkey.
Authorities say the hijacker was arrested after he forced the plane to land in Hamburg, Germany.
A police spokesman says the 55 people on board have been freed. No one was injured.
Authorities don't know the motive for the hijacking.


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Mexican government officials are planning to track down and close down illegal fireworks operations, after one near the U.S. border blew up.
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At least five people are dead, after an explosion ripped through a candy store illegally selling fireworks, just across the Rio Grande from Laredo Texas.
Last night's explosion could be heard miles away.
This is the second deadly accident involving a candy store selling fireworks within a month in Mexico. The store owner is under arrest.
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The Bedford lifesaving crew wants you to pay them a housecall-- coming up next, Andrew Freiden checks it out.
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The Bedford lifesaving crew is moving-- but they are holding an open house. Andrew Freiden explains why.
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A parrot that's preaching God's word. That story is still ahead.
[ANCHOR=Tonya]

Just ahead on health check -- doctors give women the numbers for gaining weight during pregnancy.
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Plus a Salem security lock company is rewarded for making safety a key part of their business.
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((JOSEPH KINGMA/DIRECTOR OF MARKETING: TO GET EXTRAORDINARY SAFETY, YOU HAVE TO CARE ABOUT THE OSHA GUIDELINES AND THAT'S WHERE OUR PEOPLE ARE DIFFERENT.))
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None of the 400 employees at Medeco Security Locks in Salem has missed a day of work because of an accident in three million hours.
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That's more than four years and running that the company has gone and the National Safety Council thinks that deserves an award. The Council praised Medeco for having a perfect record in its occupational safety health program in the fabricated metal products category.
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((JOSEPH KINGMA/DIRECTOR OF MARKETING: IT'S NOT EASY TO BE SAFE AROUND SOME OF THE MACHINES AROUND HERE, THERE ARE LARGE MACHINES MILLING, CUTTING STAMPING MACHINES, THE PEOPLE CARE ABOUT EACH OTHER, SO WHEN THEY SEE SOMETHING THAT LOOKS UNSAFE, THEY REPORT IT. BODIE KING/MEDECO EMPLOYEE: OUR PEOPLE REALLY DO CARE FOR EACH OTHER AND THEY DON'T WANT TO SEE ANYBODY GET HURT, SO THAT HELPS, WE HAVE A FAMILY RELATIONSHIP HERE SO THAT'S REAL NICE.))
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[SUPER=01-Bodie King/Medeco Employee; :16]
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The high security lock maker also received a second award from the N-S-C for having no reported injuries or accidents from 1995 to 1998.
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[5-Organ-Donations]


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Some new federal rules may put some people higher on organ transplant lists, and others lower.
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[VO-NAT-Medical Stock 10--25:22]


For starters, the new rules mean the sickest patients will be assigned the highest priority for transplants.
And they are designed to eliminate geographical differences ... in how long people must wait for a transplant.
Some critics of the new rules say giving organs to the sickest patients could result in more deaths .. because sicker patients are less likely to survive after surgery.
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[ANCHOR=Tonya]
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Pregnant women have heard it over and over ... eating healthy is important for both mother and baby. But too much food can spell trouble.
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Excess weight gain during pregnancy can increase the risk of high blood pressure, seizures, and the need for a c-section.
On the other hand, not gaining enough weight can also cause problems. The baby may be underweight and have breathing problems after birth.
So, how much weight is the right amount?
The academy recommends women of normal weight gain of about 30 pounds during pregnancy.
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Thin women should gain about 40 and women heavy going into pregnancy should limit weight gain to about twenty pounds.

[5-Irish-Coffee]


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[WRITER=ejo]
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There may be an unexpected benefit to Irish Coffee... and it may save the lives of stroke victims.
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[VO-NAT 14:32:12]
[SUPER=03-Chicago]


Researchers are now testing which chemicals best protect the brain immediately after a stroke, this in efforts to lengthen that window of opportunity for patients to reach emergency rooms.
The research subjected laboratory animals to five thousand chemicals.
Of all those tested, the combination of alcohol and caffeine protected the brain the best.
In fact, those key ingredients to Irish coffee reduced the damage from a stroke 70 percent.
More research is needed before the findings can be considered conclusive.
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Welcome folks to the Tuesday Ticker that is the Tiki ticker.
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In last night's Monday Night Football action, former Cave Serena Knight Tiki Barber took over the national spotlight.


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[SUPER=03-E. Rutherford, NJ/ABC; :00]

Tiki broke open a 3-all game in the fourth quarter with two huge plays. The first this 85 yard punt return for a TD put the Giants in front 10-to-3. He later caught a 56 yard pass to set up the game winning field goal in the Giants 13-to-10 win. He had 233 all-purpose yards, and this afternoon we talked to Tiki on the phone from his home in New York City.
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More from Tiki tonight on News 7 at Six.


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The 2-OH and one Roanoke Express returns to the ice this Friday night on the road against the Toledo Storm.
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While J.F. Tremblay packs a pretty mean punch for his size, the Express lacks a true heavyweight tough guy. Tremblay and the other players more than held their own against Hampton Roads in the season opener before taking a few punches in Tidewater. The team will be looking to add a policeman to the roster, however, coach Scott Gordon prefers that the nine new players, most from college, continue to learn how to stick up for themselves.
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[pinnacle page 7501] And if you are already looking ahead to the upcoming weekend, we have a football doubleheader for you on Saturday. Two of Tech's upcoming opponents will be in action at Noon, and then after that game Tennessee takes on Alabama in the SEC.
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[pinnacle page 7503] The Sunday the NFL features Flutie and Bruce battling the Seahawks in a four o'clock kickoff.
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Coming up at six, Stacy Compton gets a Winston Cup ride for this upcoming weekend and Shyrone Stith picks up yet another award for the Hokies. Have a great night folks. [go to break]

[5-Preaching-Parrot]


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You've heard of colorful personalities at the pulpit but what about this-
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((NAT SOUND SINGING PARROT))
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Meet Loco- the Preaching Parrot-
Loco is a bilingual bird who travels with world renowned Hispanic singer and evangelist- Bertha Hernandez/
From cities to towns the two spread their message-
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((PRAISE THE LORD. PRAISE THE LORD. ))
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[OUT Q=praise the Lord (second time)]
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[vo-nat]
Hernandez and Loco have been traveling the world now for ten years.
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