Next on News 7-
The war of words between Iraq and the U-S continues. Those words could soon turn into bombs.
Jim Gilmore gets ready to drum up support for his plan to eliminate the car-tax.
And the U-S strikes gold in Nagano.
After these showers move out, cooler weather will slip down with some northwest winds. Detail coming up.
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In medical news --
It strikes hundreds of thousands
of people -- but for many sufferers there are no obvious signs of pain.
And a new study shows cigarettes may be giving you the blues.
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((AND ONCE AGAIN THE TWO MINUTE SPORTSTICKER IS COMING TO YOU LIVE FROM DAYTONA. WE'LL HAVE A PREVIEW OF TOMORROW'S TWIN 125 QUALIFYING RACES ))
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((WE'RE ALL TRAINED AND READY IF CALLED ON TO DO A JOB.))
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Troops may be called on- as another offer from Iraq is rejected.
Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
Iraq says it will open eight presidential complexes to inspection for a limited time- but that proposal was quickly rejected.
President Clinton says Iraq must allow full access to all of its vast secretive sites- or face the consequences.
((WE ALL HOPE WE CAN AVOID THE USE OF FORCE BUT LET'S FACE IT, IN THE END THAT IS UP TO SADDAM HUSSEIN.))
[OUT Q=to Saddam Hussein."]
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To bolster the threat of a strike the U-S has increased its presence in the Persian Gulf.
Some 25 thousand troops are deployed there now and more are on the way.
A County attorney in Maryland wants nothing to do with the Monica Lewinsky tapes case- so she's turned it over to the State Prosecutor's office.
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Marna McLendon is an elected prosecutor.
She was was trying to determine if Linda Tripp will be prosecuted for taping conversations with Lewinsky.
((MARNA MCLENDON/HOWARD COUNTY MARYLAND ATTORNEY: WHATEVER WE DO OR WHAT WE DON'T DO WILL BE SUBJECT TO CHARGES OF POLITICAL PARTISANSHIP AND POLITICAL MOTIVATION.))
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Tripp taped conversations with Lewinsky at her Maryland home-
Under Maryland law you can't tape someone without their permission.
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The gloves are coming off in the car tax debate.
House floor leader Dick Cranwell today dubbed the Governor's "no car tax" plan "the biggest fool cockamamie scheme" ever handed to the people of Virginia.
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((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D-VINTON: I WANT SOMEBODY TO WRITE DOWN TODAY'S DATE AND REMEMBER THAT YOU WERE TOLD THAT THIS ONE WILL COME BACK TO HAUNT YOU. BECAUSE YOU CAN'T DO IT. BECAUSE THE REVENUES AREN'T GONNA CONTINUE TO GROW AT THE ROSY RATES THAT THEY'RE PROJECTING.))
((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH/R-SALEM: GO AHEAD. MARK DOWN THIS DAY. BECAUSE AS THE GENTLEMAN SAID, THAT DOG MAY OR MAY NOT HUNT IN THIS CHAMBER. BUT THAT DOG HUNTS BACK HOME. AND IF THERE'S A DOG THAT'S GONNA BITE, IT'S GONNA BITE THE LEG OF THOSE THAT DON'T DO THE PEOPLE'S WILL.))
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Governor Gilmore says he'll set off on a week-long tour of the state to sell the car tax plan AGAIN to voters.
Five peopled were seriously injured in a limousine accident along I-81 near the Hollins Road Exit in Botetourt County.
A stretch limousine was travelling southbound when it veered off the highway along an overpass and crashed.
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((JACK WALKER: I WAS COMING NORTHBOUND AND I SAW THIS LIMO COMING SOUTHBOUND AND IT CAME THROUGH, ACROSS THE MEDIUM AND THE REST IS HISTORY.))
[OUT Q=rest is history. ]
Rescue workers had to use the jaws of life to pry one person free--their condition is unknown.
The victims were taken to Roanoke Memorial Hostpital.
Northbound traffic is backed up for about a mile and a half along the interstate.
Police say a speeding pickup truck lost control on Route 460 in Montvale this morning.
The east-bound vehicle went into the median and hit a road sign, then slid back across the highway and slammed into the guardrail.
All three people in the truck were thrown out. Police say it was traveling between 70 and 80 miles an hour.
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((SGT. BOBBY RATLIFF/VA. STATE POLICE; THERE WAS NOBODY ELSE INVOLVED, THEY WERE THE ONLY VEHICLE INVOLVED , THEY JUST LOST CONTROL AND AS I SAID BEFORE, SPEED WAS DEFINITELY A FACTOR.))
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Two of three were airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
So far no charges have been filed. Police are still investigating.
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Time now to check in with Meterologist Robin Reed.
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And you'll soon find a little something extra in your water bills.
It will help find what's extra in your water.
On Health Check, it's called Repetitive Stress Injury and a computer keyboard is one of the main culprits.
Mike Stevens will have the two minute ticker live from Daytona Florida.
It's all still ahead on News-7 at Five.
Stay with us.
What's in the water you're drinking?
You'll soon be able to find out.
The Environmental Protection Agency is requiring water companies to list exactly what's in the drinking water -- and
whether it poses health risks. (------------)
Starting next year, consumer confidence reports will come with your water bill.
They will list what chemicals are in drinking water- how much of them -- and what dangers they pose, if any.
Meanwhile, the E-P-A is still checking whether some contaminants in drinking water are dangerous to pregnant woman.
To be on the safe side, they want to lower the limit of those chemicals -- called (Tri-hal-o-methane) trihalomethane from 100 micrograms per liter to 80 micrograms per liter.
Roanoke's chemical levels are already well below that limit-- at 30 micrograms per liter-- compared to Danville's which is 62 micrograms per liter but still within the safety zone.
The government has rested its case and the first witnesses for the defense have begun to challenge the evidence of arson in the Abed "crime family" trial.
The framework replica of the back room at the Corner Store remains in the center of the courtroom.
This afternoon the defense called the assistant city fire marshal who concluded the fatal apartment fire on 13th Street was "accidental."
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The government says it was set by members of the Abed family to eliminate witnesses to the fire at the Corner Store earlier the same day.
The government rested its case last night- -showing the jury a videotaped demonstration of a molotov cocktail.
The prosecution believes BOTH of the 13th Street fires were set by molotov cocktails.
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Another arrest in a major Halifax County drug investigation.
Narcotics agents have picked up Jamie Varon of South Boston.
He's charged with nine-counts of distributing cocaine.. and five-counts of conspiracy.
This arrest is part of "Operation Fall Harvest" which was conducted by the sheriff's office last year.
Varon is free on bail.
No court date has been set.
Still looking for that perfect gift for your Valentine?
Our expert gift-giver Patrick Evans has some ideas.
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Valentines gift giving used to mean chocolates & roses, but there are more choices than ever.
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Patrick Evans looks at a couple of great gift ideas that range from "tried & true" to "different & new".
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Mike Stevens has the latest from Daytona.
That's still ahead on the newscast.
On health check --
It's NOT their imagination.
A British research team says the pain of repetitive stress injury--or RSI--is real.
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((LINDA STANSFIELD/COMPUTER USER:
I WAS HAVING A LOT OF PAIN HERE, AND HERE, AND THE PAINS WERE GRADUALLY GOING UP MY ARM.))
[OUT Q=up my arm.]
Good afternoon I'm Keith Humphry--
Here's a preview of one of the stories coming up on News 7 at Six.
In these days leading up to Valentine's Day, we're exploring the courtship rituals of both the present and the past.
Sociologists say dating rules have changed over the years.
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((KRISTI HOFFMAN/ROANOKE COLLEGE SOCIOLOGIST: WHAT A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE TO DO TODAY THAT THEY DIDN'T-- THAT THEIR PARENTS DIDN'T HAVE TO DO, THEIR GRANDPARENTS DIDN'T HAVE TO DO, IS NEGOTIATE THESE THINGS. ))
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((GLEN KIVLEN: BASICALLY, WE JUST TO TO THE FRAT PARTIES-- YOU KNOW, JUST HANG OUT WITH THEM AND TALK TO THEM, JOKE AROUND A LITTLE, YOU KNOW AND HAVE SOME FUN. ))
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We'll hear from other people about the current state of dating, and look at the pros and cons of alternative ways to find a date, such as the personal ads.
All that in the first installment of Kimberly McBroom's series, "In Search Of...,"
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You can find that right here in a half- hour, Jean.
Downsizing is affecting patient care at Columbia-Allegheny Regional Hospital according to some union workers.
At a press conference today they said they're planning a protest rally to expose job cuts and poor training that's jeopardizing patient care.
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((SANDY YOUNG/UNITED PAPERWORKERS INTERNATIONAL UNION: WHEN YOU COMBINE JOBS AND MAKE EMPLOYEES ANGRY ABOUT COMBINATIONS OF JOBS WITHOUT A PAY RAISE AND THAT'S WHAT THEY'RE LOOKING FOR, THAT'S WHERE THE PROBLEM COMES IN.))
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Members of the United Paperworkers International Union say fewer workers are having to care for more patients and, the workers often don't have proper training.
News 7's calls to the hospital went unreturned.
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There are no visible symptoms -- but British researchers say it is a very real medical condition.
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It's called Repetitive Stress Injury or R-S-I and it can happen to anyone who does intensive, repetitive work...especially on computer keyboards.
The stiff wrist and constant tapping, damages sensory nerves in the hands and leads to chronic, crippling pain.
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((JANE GREENING/PHYSIO THERAPIST:FOR INSTANCE THE MEDIAN NERVE, WHICH RUNS DOWN YOUR FOREARM HERE, RUNS THROUGH A TUNNEL AND INTO THE HAND, AND IF YOU PRESS OVER IT, AND REPEATEDLY USE THE TENDONS THAT RUN WITH IT THROUGH THIS TUNNEL, THE NERVE MAY BE RUBBED AND BECOME SWOLLEN.))
[SUPER=01-Jane Greening/Physio Therapist; ]
[OUT Q=become swollen]
R-S-I can be treated with the help of a new device.
Doctors can measure the nerve damage, by measuring how sensitive patients are to vibrations.
Smoking is linked to depression, according to a new study.
The findings--people who smoke everyday are twice as likely to be depressed as people who don't.
Doctors aren't sure whether smoking leads to depression or depression leads
to smoking, but they say the risk factors are the same for both.
The study by the Ford health system in Detroit tracked one-thousand adults
over five years.
There's new evidence that vitamin B-6 and folic acid help prevent heart disease and strokes.
Researchers have found that people suffering from heart disease and stroke tend to have lower levels of the two vitamins.
People with a deficiency of vitamin B-6 are nearly twice as likely
to have the illnesses.
The study appears in the American Heart Association journal
The final big day of practice at Daytona today as drivers prepare to go racing tomorrow.
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((Rollcue: and for many drivers it's their last chance to get in the race.)
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((Rollcue: unique marketing on Kyle Petty's car.))
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Mike adlibs to the break
Americans are finally seeing gold in Nagano.
Johnny Mosely won the first gold medal for the Untied States in the mens' moguls.
After this run and a full helicoptger rotation Johnny Mosely is wearing gold.
((JOHNNY MOSELY/GOLD MEDALIST IN MOGULS: WHEN I WAS UP ON THE PODIUM IN FFONT I FIRST FELT PROUD OF MYSELF FOR THE RACE. IT WAS GREAT FEELING LOOKING AT MY FAMILY. I WAS SO PROUD. AND I'M SO PROUD OF AMERICA.))
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And another gold for the USA from (Peek-a-boo) Picabo Street in the women's super giant slalom- known as the super G.
That's all the time we have for News-7 at Five.
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