Today on News 7 at 5, Governor Gilmore wants a compromise to avoid a threatened boycott of Virginia's tourist spots,
and a circuit court judge decides a man wanting to become Vinton's next mayor can legally vote for himself tomorrow.
Looks like showers will pop up again in our short term forecast. We will check the radar in a few moments.
In Medical News, another local university is hit with a case of meningitis,
and a new study says some women may have a misconception about combining a popular herbal supplement with birth control pills.
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Governor Jim Gilmore wants African American leaders to meet him half way- that to avoid a boycott of the state's 12-point-4 BILLION dollar tourism industry.
Governor Jim Gilmore spoke to tourism leaders today -- and delivered an indirect message to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
The civil rights group is considering a travel boycott of Virginia because the Governor declared last month "Confederate History Month."
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: BUT WHY WOULD WE AS VIRGINIANS... MEET EACH OTHER HALF WAY.))
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The national chairman of the N-double-A-C-P says he's hopeful a May 10th meeting with the Governor will avert a boycott.
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((JULIAN BOND/NAACP NATIONAL CHAIRMAN: THIS IS NOT THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE CONFRONTING... SOME CREDIT FOR LONGEVITY.))
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[OUT Q=for longevity.]
The N-double-A-C-P is boycotting South Carolina until the Confederate flag comes down from that state's capitol.
A fourth case of meningococcal bacteria has been reported in the New River Valley.
This time the bacteria infected a 20 year old junior at Virginia Tech.
The previous three cases were at Radford University.
The Director of the New River Health District says the student became ill Saturday, April 22nd.
The student was released from the hospital yesterday and is doing well.
Write-in candidate Andy Nicely WILL get to vote for himself in Vinton tomorrow.
His registration as a Vinton voter had been challenged, and the Registrar transferred his name to Roanoke.
But a county judge ruled today that Nicely did NOT receive "timely notice" of the change.
So Nicely gets to vote in Vinton where he's been running a write-in campaign for Mayor.
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((I'M VERY APPRECIATIVE OF THE DECISION THAT THE COURT MADE TODAY IN MY FAVOR, AND I BELIEVE THAT MY RIGHTS TO VOTE HAVE BEEN RESTORED, BASED ON THE JUDGE'S DECISION. AND WE WILL VOTE TOMORROW IN THE MAY 2ND ELECTION.))
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The Registrar came prepared with a huge aerial view of the boundaries in question, but Judge Diane Strickland didn't want to see it.
The judge said she recognized the registrar was only attempting to correct an error and was trying to be fair, but Judge Strickland restored Nicely's name to Vinton's voter rolls.
Registrar Diane Saint John says she will pursue the issue. So we have probably not heard the end of it.
Martinsville authorities discovered they had more on their hands than a multiple car accident.
They had a murder case.
Authorities last night questioned 44 year old Vicki Emter Gammon of Eden North Carolina after she allegedly hit about six cars and a pedestrian.
They were then led to Ferndale Court in Henry County where they found the suspect's step father, 72-year old Aaron Quinn, lying on the kitchen floor with multiple stab wounds.
Henry County investigators say they don't know why the suspect turned violent but they are examining her mental health.
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((KIMMY NESTER/HENRY COUNTY CAPTAIN: WE ARE TRYING TO LOOK INTO THE FACT IF THIS PERSON HAD MEDICAL HEALTH TREATMENT FROM PROFESSIONALS AS TO WHETHER THAT PERSON SHOULD HAVE BEEN ON MEDICATION DURING THE TIME OF THE INCIDENT THAT'S SOMETHING WE'LL LOOK CLOSELY AT AND WHETHER OTHER FACTORS SUCH AS ALCOHOL OR ANY ILLEGAL DRUGS PLAYED INTO THE THOUGHT PROCESS COMMITTING SUCH A CRIME))
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An autopsy will be conducted tomorrow.
A school for trouble boys in Botetourt County will close. We'll have the latest on the Arcadia Leadership Academy after this break.
and we'll tell you why an argument between Disney and one of the nation's largest cable companies is creating alot of static for some television viewers.
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For the second time, a Botetourt County school has lost its license and must close.
15 young men live at the Arcadia Leadership Academy because they've gotten in trouble at home or school.
But the Department of Social Services wrote up almost 24 pages of violations at the school, including a staff member hitting a child. The staff member was later fired.
Sheriff's deputies charged a student in March with planting two explosive devices on grounds.
The state says the staff lacks training, the bunkhouse is a mess, and students are not supervised.
The administrator says he is fixing these problems and plans to appeal within 15 days.
Imagine turning on your T-V but not getting any A-B-C programming?
That's what's happening for millions of viewers from coast to coast.
It's all because of a feud between Time Warner Cable- and ABC's owner, Disney.
Manuel Gallegus has more.
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IN TELEVISION MARKETS ACROSS THE COUNTRY, MILLIONS OF VIEWERS TUNING-IN
TO ABC THIS MORNING SAW THIS A MESSAGE FROM THE CABLE COMPANY STATING
THAT ABC WAS OFF THE AIR AND THAT ABCS OWNER, DISNEY IS TO BLAME.
TIME WARNER CABLE TOOK ABC OFF THE AIR IN ELEVEN MARKETS, FROM NEW YORK
TO CALIFORNIA, IN A DISPUTE OVER MONEY, AND PROGRAMS.
EVEN ABC STARS REGIS AND KATHY LEE GOT INTO THE ACT, FOR THOSE WHO COULD
Regis Philbin/Live with Regis & Kathie Lee
"KLG: Seems a little petty boys, lets, get it together. RP: Everybody is
making so much money in this business, please, grow up."
THE BROADCAST NETWORKS, LIKE ABC, CHARGE CABLE OPERATORS FOR THE SHOWS THEY PROVIDE.
BUT, ACCORDING TO TIME WARNER, DISNEY WANTS TOO MUCH MONEY FOR ITS PROGRAMSWHAT AMOUNTS TO AN EXTRA-HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS
AFTER LENGTHY NEGOTIATIONS, THE LAST DEADLINE PASSED WITHOUT AN
-SOT- PRESTON PADDEN, ABC/DISNEY LOBBYIST
TELECOMMUNICATION EXPERTS SAY THERE IS SOMETHING MUCH LARGER HAPPENING HERE
BECAUSE TIME WARNER IS MERGING WITH AMERICA ON LINE IT WILL HAVE GREAT CONTROL OVER THE FUTURE OF TV AND THE INTERNET.
AND AS POWERFUL AS DISNEY IS, ITS STILL AT THE MERCY OF CABLE
THATS WHY DISNEY IS FIGHTING NOW...
-SOT-MARK COOPER, DIR., RESEARCH CONSUMER FEDERATION OF AMERICA.
If AOL and time warner own the wires and the programs now, and you dont
own the wire, theyre gonna give advantages to their own programming.
THE TIMING IS NOT GOOD FOR ABC THE NETWORKS ARE CURENTLY IN THEIR
RATINGS SWEEPS WHEN VIEWERSHIP DETERMINES FUTURE ADVERTISING RATES. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS, LOS ANGELES.))
The Actors you see in T-V commercials are playing different parts today-
They're striking. It's the first major walkout against Hollywood in a dozen years.
Two unions representing 135 actors are on strike-
The actors object to advertisers paying a flat fee for cable commercials, despite the cable market boom.
They're fighting to get back residuals- a fee they're paid every time any of their commercials air.
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((NORM/ACTOR THEY WANT US TO TAKE A PAY CUT. THIS IS THE GREATEST ECONOMY IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.))
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Actors also want a monitoring system to ensure proper payment for commercials.
And with the growth of the internet actors say they must have some control over their images and voices being used in advertising there.
The Internet is proving to be a valuble tool for people who want to trace their family trees. In today's Website of the Day, Kimberly McBroom has a suggestion for a good place to start.
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((when A-T & T conducted a poll two years ago it found almost 99 percent of respondents wanted to know more about their family histories, but only 31 percent had used the internet to research them.
That number is sure to grow as more people connect to the net.
A good place to start when researching your family ties is Cyndi's list of Genealogical resources. It is a categorized and cross referenced list of the research materials on the web. Over 15 thousand visitors hit Cyndi's page every day.
It can be used by the beginner or the most sophisticated genealogist.
So you want to dig up the family roots, you can start with our website of the day, which you can find through a link to our page at WDBJ7-dot-com. I'm Kimberly McBroom.))
Coming up next, Robin Reed will have our detailed forecast,
and then a little later, we'll see how one couple changed an abandoned train station into their own personal home depot.
A hometown product is making national waves, as it's manufacturer gears up for a new line of production.
Patrick Evans has the story of Bedford's Emerson Creek pottery.
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Coming up today in Sports, coaches for the Express wonder how the playoffs will play in Peoria.
and then on Health Check, women who take both St. John's Wort and birth control pills may be surprised about the results of a new study.
[No Health Bump]
St. John's Wort is a best selling herbal product often used to treat depression.
But today the medical community is putting out a warning about the supplement.
Taking St. John's Worth and birth control pills could lead to a suprise.
Lisa Hughes has more.
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((For millions of women who dont want to get pregnant, oral
contraceptives are the answer. Studies show-taken right--the pill is
more than 90-percent effective. But researchers now say-that
effectiveness may be cut in half by St. Johns Worta very popular
herbal remedy used to treat depression. (:16)
SOT: THIS IS THE ST. JOHNS WORT PRODUCT WE USED IN THE STUDY (:20)
Super: Bethesda, MD
Dr. Stephen Piscitelli led the research at the National Institutes of
His team tested the effects of St. Johns Wort on an anti-AIDS druga
drug broken down by the body the same way the pill is metabolized. St.
Johns Wort reduced the drugs effectiveness 50-to-80 percent. (36)
Super: Dr. Stephen Piscitelli/NIH Clinic Center
12:07:26 ITS POSSIBLE THAT ST. JOHNS WORT COULD DECREASE THE
EFFECTIVENESS OF THE ORAL CONTRACEPTIVE AND THERE COULD BE THE FAILURE
OR THE BIRTH OF A CHILD. (:43)
Dr. Piscitelli says its too soon to know whether some unplanned
pregnancies might be blamed on the interaction between the pill and the
herbal remedy or whether there might be a baby boom as a result.
But the FDA has posted a public health advisory on its website-not just
for women on the pill. :59
Super: Lisa Hughes/ Bethesda, MD
NIH RESEARCHERS SAY ST. JOHNS WORT MAY REDUCE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF
OTHER DRUGS INCLUDING HEART MEDICATION. AND THEY SUSPECT THIS STUDY
REFLECTS ONLY THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG. (1:10)
I THINK THIS HAS FAR REACHING IMPLICATIONS. THERE ARE MANY DRUGS THAT
MIGHT BE AFFECTED BY ST. JOHNS WORT.
And other herbal remedies may have the same effect.
Tests are already underway on garlic and melatonin.
Lisa Hughes, CBS News, BethesdaMaryland.))
A second bone marrow drive is scheduled in hopes of saving the life of a Radford infant.
Three month old Henry Moore was born without an immune system and needs a bone marrow transplant.
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Nearly 15- hundred people recently turned out at Carilion New River Valley Medical Center to be tested.
The lab results are not yet complete.
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A second bone marrow drive will be held this Friday at the Roanoke Civic Center from noon until six.
It costs 85- dollars to be tested.
The American Red Cross is appealing for donations to help cover the cost for those who want to be tested but can't afford the fee.
Welcome folks to a brand new work week and the Monday Two Minute ticker.
SOLs, term papers, and tests highlight the high school calendar this week, but next month the attnetion shifts to graduation, final exams and state championships.
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The city of Salem and the Roanoke Valley are again playing host to 11 high school state championships in the Group A and Group Two A next month.
This afternoon the event's organizers gatthered in Salem to finalize plans for June 9th and 10th blitz of activity.
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The ECHL conference finals this week mean there are just four teams left competing for the Kelly Cup, Trenton, Peoria, Greenville and Louisiana. Although Roanoke was 3-2 against the Riverman, Peoria gets the Express coaches pick to win it all.
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[SUPER=01-Perry Florio/Express Assistant Coach; :26]
((SCOTT GORDON/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:))
((PERRY FLORIO/EXPRESS ASSISTANT COACH:))
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Former Florida State reciever Peter Warrick is ready to enter into negotiations with Cincinnati.
Warrick has choosen agents Norm Nixon and James Gould to represent him.
Warrick went through minicamp workouts this past weekend without representation.
He got rid of SFX Sports after slipping to the fourth overall pick in the NFL draft.
Coming up tonight at six we'll hear from former Fleming star Lee Suggs who's hoping to use spring practice as a springboard for the up coming season.
One couples love of recycling has given them the perfect project. They took an old abandonded train statin and turned it into home sweet home.
Lilly Shank reports.
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((IT doesn't look much like an old depot as you walk up the gravel drive,
But this was once this. The Wellsville, Kansas train depot built in
Julie and Bob Zoeller moved here from Overland Park five years ago when
they stumbled upon this two room depot for sale.
"The just loaded it on the back of a truck? Yes, they did".
and drove it 30 miles down highway 68 to 80 acres near Paola.
"This is the orginal waiting room where people would buy tickets, wait
to get on the train, say goodbye to loved ones."
The Zoellers put in a kitchen, a fireplace made of the original brick
from the road in front of this depot...and kept as much of the old as
they could the painted sign was on the sie of the dept, the bed board
siding, the windows are original.
"surprisingly enough, not that many windows broke in the move". "This
is the old freight room where the mail would go out, all the freight."
"These are the freight doors. There are three of them in this room.
We've kept them here in the family room. They slide open to the french
doors that lead out to the deck."
The two room depot was a bit cramped for the Zoellers and their two
teenage children, so they added an adjacent wing for bedrooms. Julie
does not stop at recyclingan old building. She recycles old
architectural elements, designing furniture out of antique doors. What
looks like an old outhouse is the tool shed. History is all around you
at the Iron Horse Ranch.))