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Next on News 7, riders are rescued from a big ride in Orlando.
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And Liddy Dole calls it quits ... another candidate who says she just couldn't raise enough money.
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Showers will end, and the skies will clear, but the cool air is sticking around awhile, I'll have the latest from the News 7 Weather Center.


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If you live in an older home in Roanoke it could have an effect on your child's mental well being.
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And -- Health officials warn an outbreak of the measles continue to spread in Bedford.
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And with huge financial odds against her Elizabeth Dole pulls out of the presidential race.

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Good Evening.
The field of candidates is slowly whittling down- this time the only woman running for the White House is bowing up- saying she just can't come up with the cash to compete.
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Lee Cowan is following the story and he joins us with the latest from Washington.

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(( With her husband and former Presidential candidate at her side, Elizabeth Dole admitted she wouldn't make it to the White House
either.

ELIZABETH DOLE, DROPPING OUT OF RACE
"God willing, there are many arenas in which to fight, many ways to
contribute. So while I may not be a candidate for the presidency in
2000 I'm a long way from the twilight "
The struggle to say financially afloat had taken over much of
Dole's campaign - and when the money becomes the message she said,
it's time to leave.
ELIZABETH DOLE, DROPPING OUT OF RACE
"In the real America, it's more important to raise issues than campaign funds."
As the only woman candidate in this election, she made an
impressive showing in
the Iowa straw poll - coming in third behind Texas Governor George W. Bush and millionaire Steve Forbes.
But her campaign failed to capitalize on that success. Despite
more than 70 fundraising events, Dole found herself with less than a million dollars in her campaign fund, nowhere near the $37 million dollars front-runner George W. Bush had amassed in a relatively short period of time.
ELIZABETH DOLE, DROPPING OUT OF RACE: I'm used to facing the odds, but not 75 or 80 to one, that's pretty tough.


She is the fourth Republican to step aside. Good news for Arizona Senator John McCain who now will likely move ahead in the polls.
But campaign watchers say the GOP race has become a lavish financial duel between Bush and Forbes - who have already spent more money on their campaigns than anyone in history.
Without the funding, it will be hard for anyone else to compete -
and the campaign season isn't even in full swing.))

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A little too much adventure for two visitors for Universal Studio's newest theme park today.
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They were on the Pterodactyl ride this afternoon when things came to a screeching halt.
Universal spokesman Jim Hampton says a plastic wheel that sits on a wire.... came off... and when that happens the ride shuts down automatically.
The Orlando Fire Department brought in a couple of ladder trucks...but as it turns out they were not needed.
Universal used a lift truck to get the unidentified male and female riders down to safe ground.
There were no injuries.
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Your electric bills may be going down a little this winter, but gas bills could go up a lot.
The State Corporation Commission says natural gas prices may jump as much as 40 percent this winter. More on what's behind that increase on News 7 at 6.
But it's a different story for electricity. If you're an A-E-P customer, your rates are likely to be going down shortly.
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The utility filed a proposal in Richmond today, that would save an average residential customer a dollar-57 a month.
That's a drop of just over two and a half per cent.
A-E-P says the production reflects lower costs it's paying for energy supplies.
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Southside textile workers are blasting proposals before Congress that they say will seal their doom.
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Apparel workers gathered in Danville today ... hoping to send a message to Senators Chuck Robb and John Warner.
They're asking the Senators to vote down two proposals that would lower tariffs on African and Caribbean textiles.


They say NAFTA has already put 400-thousand U-S apparel workers out of jobs... and the new trade proposals could send more jobs out of the country.
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((GEORGE MINTER/LAID OFF FROM TULTEX: THE GOVERNMENT DID THE WORKING PEOPLE WRONG WHEN THEY PASSED NAFTA. THEY THOUGHT THEY DID THE RIGHT THING, BUT I HOPE NOW THEY'RE REALIZING THEY DIDN'T DO THE RIGHT THING FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.))


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More than one-thousand textile workers have lost their jobs in Henry and Pittsylvania County since the beginning of this year.
On News 7 at 6, we'll tell you how one Virginia Senator is responding to textile workers' pleas. [(toss to R)]
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Gay rights activists are planning a busy weekend in Lynchburg. We'll tell you why just ahead on News 7 at 5.
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And you've heard of Planned Parenthood ... what about "Planned Pethood". It's on the way here.
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On Health Check, the number of measles cases in the region is climbing.
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And the next big star might be discovered in Roanoke tomorrow. Andrew Freiden will show us how.
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He calls the Reverend Jerry Falwell "a Baptist bigot".. and says the Reverend Mel White is a traitor to homosexuals all across the country.
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Bob Kunst (kuhnst) heads up the Miami- based group "Oral Majority" and he will be just one of many protestors at Saturday's meeting between Falwell and White.
The two pastors have agreed to tone down their rhetoric in order to reduce violence against gays, but Kunst calls the meeting "a cheap publicity stunt".
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((BOB KUNST/ORAL MAJORITY: THANKS TO PEOPLE LIKE JERRY FALWELL THAT THE POLITICIANS CATER TO, AND MEL WHITE WHO THINKS THAT FALWELL SOMEHOW CAN BE SAVED. FALWELL CAN'T BE SAVED, FALWELL WILL NEVER BE FORGIVEN AND THE POINT IS WE'RE HERE TO USE FALWELL AS THE CLASSIC EXAMPLE OF WHAT IS WRONG AND WHAT IS EVIL IN AMERICA.))
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Kunst says all the debate over gay lifestyles distracts from the REAL issues facing the country.
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County supervisors want to build it ... but it's not likely the Roanoke County school board will come around.
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This morning, county supervisors took a tour of the Woods End site where the county's building a new high school.
They brought along a North Carolina architect.
They say a prototype high school he designed could save taxpayers two million dollars -- money the county needs.
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((HARRY NICKENS/COUNTY SUPERVISOR: WE HAVE 120 MILLION DOLLARS' WORTH OF PROJECTS. AND IF WE LET THE FIRST TWO OR THREE PROJECTS GET OUT OF LINE, THAT WILL DELAY OR IN FACT ELIMINATE SOME OF THE OTHER PROJECTS THAT NEED TO BE DONE.))
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But members of the school board have refused to give supervisors control of the school-building project.
The school board's proposal would cost 30-million dollars.
The North Carolina prototype would cost 28-million dollars ... but likely would need expensive adaptations to fit on the Woods End property.
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At six we'll hear from the architect -- and a school board member who says the prototype could end up costing taxpayers MORE.

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Now you can get your pet spayed or neutered for a song at the first low-cost clinic in Virginia.
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Humane Society volunteers are opening the Planned PEThood Clinic in Franklin County.
Pets can get spayed or neutered for less than thirty dollars, about half what the Humane Society charges.
Volunteers say they're sick of seeing strays getting killed in shelters.
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((WE HOPE TO BE PROVIDING ABOUT 2500 SURGERIES PER YEAR. WHEN WE OPEN IN SPRING 2000, BY SPRING 2001 WE WANT TO SEE THE NUMBER OF ANIMALS EUTHANIZED DROP DRAMATICALLY.))
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Volunteers must raise ONE-hundred thousand dollars for medical supplies before the center opens.
There's a meeting tomorrow night at the Franklin County library for interested volunteers.
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The only thing that schoolchildren might look forward to more than "Sloppy Joes" is a really good assembly.

Andrew Freiden will try to explain this one. [LIVE ANDREW FULL MICROWAVE]
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That's where we find Andrew Freiden for a look at "Young Audiences of Virginia"
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The Backstreet Boys kick off a big tour. Still ahead, they'll take center stage.
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What foods can help smokers reduce the risk of lung cancer? The answer is just ahead on Healthcheck.
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Plus -- Are Roanoke Valley children in the line of fire when it comes to dealing with mental illness?
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((DR. MICHAEL CHIGLINKSKY/APPALACHIAN COUNSELING CENTER: WE HAVE THIS BURGEONING PROBLEM OF SCHOOL VIOLENCE AND COMMUNITY VIOLENCE AND CONCERN AND YET WE'RE REALLY NOT TREATING THE PROBLEM BEFORE IT BECOMES EXPLOSIVE LIKE THEY DID AT COLUMBINE LAST YEAR.))
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The total number of measles cases reported in Bedford and Roanoke is up to 14.
The most recent case confirmed today in Bedford is a student at Jefferson Forest High School.
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The first cases were reported in Bedford County about a month ago. Health officials are urging everyone to update their vaccinations.
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A 34-year old Roanoke man was diagnosed with the disease a week ago.

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Mental health workers and parents met today to address a under-treated percentage of the population -- their children.
Counselors say managed care and little funding have created a lack of resources to help children with mental health needs.
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The Parent-Child Seminar at the Roanoke Civic Center today tried to address some of the problems before they escalate.

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((LINDA CALDWELL/PARENT: ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I'M LEARNING AND THINKING ABOUT IS LISTENING TO MY CHILD, MY 11 YEAR OLD, I HAVE A TENDENCY TO SAME THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER AND I KNOW HE'S HEARD ME, SO I NEED TO LEARN TO TALK LESS AND LISTEN MORE.))
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[VO NAT] And the city of Roanoke is a high risk area for children.
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((DR. MICHAEL CHIGLINSKY/APPALACHIAN COUNSELING CENTER: IT'S MORE LIKELY TO OCCUR IN ROANOKE BECAUSE OF A LARGE NUMBER OF HOMES THAT ARE OLDER HOMES WHERE LEAD BASED PAINT WAS USED IN THE EARLY DAYS AND CHILDREN ARE NOW PICKING THAT PAINT OFF OR INGESTING IT THROUGH SOME OF THE PIPES THAT WERE USED AND SO THESE LEAD LEVELS CAN OFTEN INFLUENCE BEHAVIORAL, EMOTIONAL AND COGNITIVE FUNCTIONING.))
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Parents with concerns about lead levels in their homes can have it assessed by calling the local Health Department.


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A new study from the National Cancer Institute says smokers can reduce their risk of lung cancer, if they eat the right foods.
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Those foods are high in vitamin E, like nuts and whole grains. Vitamin supplements may also be helpful.
Of course, researchers say the best and simplest way to cut the risk is to kick the habit.
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A Florida appeals court has dealt a big setback to the tobacco industry in a landmark smoking lawsuit.
The three-judge panel ruled unanimously today to let a Miami jury decide hundreds of billions of dollars worth of punitive damages.
The jury has already found the industry can be held liable for making a deadly product.



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She's a single mother with three children. That's enough of a challenge, but a much bigger one lies ahead.
Tomorrow, doctors must move her brain and part of her face .. to reach a rare and deadly tumor.
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Wanda Ruiz knew something was going wrong two months ago, when she suddenly went temporarily blind.
Since then, she has endured blurred vision, dizzy spells, and excruciating headaches.
Now she awaits 10 hours of surgery to remove the tumor behind her face. There is no promise of survival, but without it, Wanda faces certain death.
She says her family gives her all the reasons she need to hope for the best.
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((WANDA RUIZ/TUMOR PATIENT: I'M VERY POSITIVE. I HAVE TO BE. I HAVE KIDS. I HAVE ME, AND I'M VERY HAPPY WITH MY LIFE. I DON'T WANT TO JUST END LIKE THIS.))
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The tumor is "Myxoid Chondrosarcoma"(MIX-oid CON-dro-sar-coma) .. so rare that only 25 people in the world are known to have it.

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It's Wednesday and that mean high school basketball.
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Steve Mason has the latest on Hometown Hoops Weekly from Blacksburg. Steve.
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Thanks Jean, good afternoon everyone, welcome to Hometown Hoops Weekly which tips off inside Cassell Coliseum on the campus of Virginia Tech. The Lady Hokies are practicing behind me. They made it to the sweet 16 last year behind the coaching of Bonnie Henrickson. One of her many strengths is recruiting. She might want to check out the Piedmont District, the focus of today's hometown hoops weekly.
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Laurel Park fell to Tunstall last night, but is still 11 and 5 on the season and tied for second in the district with Bassett. That's it for hometown hoops weekly, coming up at six, we will talk with Tech head women's coach Bonnie Henrickson, stay tuned, more news 7 at five to come. [GO TO BREAK]

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Thousands of screaming teens came out in Los Angeles- to see none other than their favorite group.
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((LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA!!!))
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They are the Backstreet Boys- They kicked off their Millenium tour last night in Los Angeles.
The Backstreet Boys are the hottest group out there among the teeny bopper set- They recently sold a million records in just one week.
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