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Coming up next on News 7 at 5, students at a local university take some extreme measures to get attention for their variety of complaints. We'll have a live report.
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Also, President Bush says he will push for a new missile defense system.[Weather-Head]
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Except for some pop up showers, it's another quiet weather day. We expect readings in the 80s again tomorrow.

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Also today, we'll see a new treatment that is helping patients overcome a painful disease
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and more than 30 people are injured as a wooden roller coaster catches fire while riders are still on board.
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A camp counselor testified in court today about the day four students from the Wilderness Leadership Academy allegedly beat him with a metal pipe.
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Allen Hipes was taking the four young men out to eat March 5th. When he stopped at a "stop" sign about a mile from the camp, one juvenile jerked the transmission into "park," and another one started beating Hipes with the pipe.
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((DAVID ALLEN HIPES/VICTIM: I HAD STITCHES IN THE BACK OF MY HEAD, STITCHES ACROSS THE TOP OF MY HEAD, STITCHES IN MY EYEBROW. AND THE ORBIT OF MY LEFT EYE WAS BROKEN IN THREE PLACES. MY NOSE BROKEN IN ONE PLACE.))
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Hipes threw the keys at the young man with the pipe- -partly to get him to stop hitting him- and because, he said, he assumed they planned to steal the van.
The judge certified charges against two juveniles who will be tried as adults.
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Some Students at Hollins University say they are taking money matters into their own hands today.
A group of 100 protesters stood in mid-campus claiming the school's low application and enrollment numbers are a result of mismanagement and poor spending.
They are demanding administrators take action.
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News 7's Jennifer Miele is live at Hollins now with the latest.
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Jean, it's "open mic" day... and there was quite a bit to be said about how the school's administration is spending its money.
This manifesto is a list of complaints about the school's supposed lack of diversity.
And as one student put it, "this beautiful school is a beautiful mirage."
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(( At first glance, students say, the campus nestled in Roanoke County is a near-perfect setting for learning.

But, they say, looks can be deceiving. [tc:00:10:31] ((I CAME TO SCHOOL HERE FOUR YEARS AGO, AND THE COLLEGE THAT I CAME TO, AND THE ONE THAT I'M LEAVING IS A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT PLACE. IF IT CAN CHANGE THAT MUCH IN FOUR YEARS, IT SCARES US TO THINK THAT I CAN CHANGE EVEN MORE RADICALLY IN THE YEARS TO COME.))
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Their demands are clear -- a more attractive setting for lesbians and bisexuals -- better food -- and access to school facilities 24 hours a day.
And they are willing to bear it all it get attention.
While hundreds approved of tactics to block classes and interrupt daily activities -- hundreds of others weren't so enthused. [TC:00:27:24] ((ALISON ERICSSON: I DON'T THINK THE WAY THEY ARE GOING ABOUT IT, HOOTING AND HOLLERING UP THERE, IS VERY AFFECTIVE.))

((LISA DALE: I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT FOR THE ROANOKE COMMUNITY REALIZE THAT THIS IS NOT REPRESENTATIVE OF ALL OF THE HOLLINS COMMUNITY.))
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School administrators are staying fairly low key today -- they wouldn't go on camera.
But they did issue a statement saying they encourage free speech, and will address the complaints one at a time.
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Jean.


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The jockeying is intense.
The stakes are high.
And it's only a part-time job.
But the lieutenant governor of Virginia could be a stepping stone to the Commonwealth's most powerful post.
Ellen Qualls has a look at the rapidly shifting Republican contest.
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(( One political analyst says it's the sign of a bumbling Republican party in Virginia.
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((LT. GOV. JOHN HAGER: WELL I DON'T KNOW WHAT'S SO BUMBLING ABOUT COMPETITION.))
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Seemingly mathematically shut out in the nomination contest for governor, Lieutenant Governor John Hager is finally publicly entertaining an exit strategy-- that would have him run for re-election as lieutenant governor.
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((LT. GOV. JOHN HAGER: OF COURSE, WE'VE CONTINUED EVER SINCE LAST JUNE TO GUAGE OUR SUPPORT FOR THE GUBERNATORIAL NOMINATION, AND THAT IS MY NUMBER ONE OBJECTIVE AND GOAL. ON THE OTHER HAND, THERE ARE A TREMENDOUS NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN THE PARTY AND LEADERS AROUND VIRGINIA WHO HAVE MADE A POINT EVER SINCE LAST JUNE, TO MAKE SURE THAT MARK EARLEY AND JOHN HAGER ARE BOTH ON THE TICKET.))
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But an Earley-Hager ticket would shut out Fauquier County Delegate Jay Katzen-- the man who just a few weeks ago finally became the unopposed Republican in the race -- after essentially six years of campaigning for the office.
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((DEL. JAY KATZEN/R-CANDIDATE FOR LT. GOV.: WELL NO ONE HAS STEPPED ON MY TOES, AND NO ONE HAS ASKED ME TO LEAVE. I WILL SAY, AND YOU KNOW FROM MY PRESS RELEASE FROM A NUMBER OF WEEKS AGO, THAT I AM NOT GONNA BE BULLIED. AND ANYONE WHO THINKS THAT I CAN BE BULLIED OR BRIBED BY AN APPOINTMENT DOESN'T KNOW ME VERY WELL.))
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The jockeying is seemingly only good news for the man who'd be left alone at the top of the ticket.
Attorney General Mark Earley publicly says he doesn't have a preference.
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((ATTORNEY GEN. MARK EARLEY/R-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: WELL, I THINK EITHER ONE OF THESE GUYS WOULD DO GREAT. ))
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Privately, Republican strategists say there may be division in the Earley camp.
Unabashed social conservative Jay Katzen brings a career of foreign service work, Christian mission outreach, anti-abortion, and pro-gun rights votes that may be more ideologically aligned with Earley.
But the man Virginians elected four years ago brings more name recognition, and appeals to the so-called Main Street business wing of the Republican party.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.)) [(toss to R)]
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Coming up next on the newscast, Joy Sutton tells us about a new treatment that is helping patients get over a very painful disease,
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and some amusement park fans get more of a thrill than they planned for as the wooden roller coaster they are riding catches fire.
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Roller Coasters are scary enough on their own- but in Germany it was terrifying for riders-
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when fire broke out- tearing through a wooden roller coaster- and injuring at least 36 people.
It's a holiday in Germany and there were about 20-thousand people at the park-
Many fled in panic- as burning parts from the tracks flew hundreds of feet through the air.
Firefighters were afraid there may be people left on the ride so they used helicopters and flew over several times- but they did not spot anyone.
The park's founder says the likely cause was a cable fire in one of the cars.
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It was a treaty signed amost 20 years ago- it forbids the United States from establishing a missile defense program-
Now President Bush says the U-S will seek to abandon that 1972 treaty- He wants to elminate more offensive weapons and build defensive ones.
Aleen Sirgany reports.
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(( AT ISSUE? A MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEM FOR THE UNITED STATES. IT'S NOT NEW. YOU MIGHT REMEMBER IT AS STAR WARS. TWO DECADES AGO, PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN PITCHED A SIMILAR SPACE BASED PLAN BUT AMID THE COLD WAR, RUSSIA REJECTED IT. FAST FOWARD TO 2001 AND POST COLD WAR. Bush: The wall is gone and so is the Soviet Union. Todays Russia is not yesterdays Soviet Union.
IN A SPEECH SHORT ON DETAILS, BUSH PAINTED HIS VISION FOR SECURITY JUST EIGHT MONTHS AFTER PRESIDENT CLINTON SAID, TECHNICALLY, IT COULDNT HAPPEN. SOME MEMBERS OF CONGRESS STILL FEEL THAT WAY. Sen. Thomas Daschle/D-MINORITY LEADER Were worried about committing additional resources to a system that just hasnt worked. This is one of the biggest turkeys Ive seen to date. PRESIDENT BUSH BEGAN HIS DAY WITH A PHONE CALL TO RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADMIR PUTIN JUST HOURS BEFORE HE OUTLINED HIS PLAN. ALTHOUGH RUSSIA SUPPORTS REDUCTIONS, IT STRONGLY OPPOSES A MISSILE SHIELD THAT WOULD PROTECT THE UNITED STATES. BUSH ASSURES THE PLAN DOESNT SINGLE OUT THE U-S BUT WOULD PROTECT ITS ALLIES AS WELL. George W. Bush: We need security based on more than the grim premise that we can destroy those who would destroy us.))



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In health check tonight--
Some doctors say it's a breakthrough in the treatment of Crohn's disease.
It's a drug called Remicade.
And one local woman says because of this drug --she didn't have to have her colon and small intestine removed.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins us. Joy what more can you tell us about this drug.
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Jean, The drug has also been used to treat rheumatoid arthritis --which is another chronic inflammatory condition.
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It's when the body's immune system starts attacking itself. And with crohn's disease the immune system attacks the gastrointestinal tract.
But for some, Remicade is able to stop it in its tracks.
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((DR. TOM NOBLE: IN PATIENTS WHO RESPOND TO IT. IT ACTS LIKE A CURE. IN THE SENSE THAT INFLAMED DAMAGED TISSUE RETURNS TO ALMOST NORMAL APPEARANCE)) [RUNS06]
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This is a what a normal colon looks like -- here is what the colon or large intestine looks like in someone with crohn's disease -- bumpy, and swollen.
Doctor Tom Noble says for most patients Remicade is able to stop the inflammation --and put the disease into remission.
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((TYPICALLY AT LEAST 65 TO 75 PERCENT OF PATIENTS WILL RESPOND. MOST OF THEM IN A DRAMATIC COMPLETE REMISSION TYPE OF WAY. AND THAT'S THE FIRST DRUG WE'VE EVER SEEN DO THAT )) [RUNS09]
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Before remicade --Misty Catron was on 10 different medications-- including steroids which can have serious side effects.
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((WHEN EVER I WENT IN FOR A BONE DENSITY TEST, THEY DETERMINED I HAD HIPS OF 75 YEAR OLD WOMAN AND KNEES OF AN 80 YEAR OLD WOMAN)) [RUNS10]
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And the disease itself had also taken a toll on Catron. She weighed under a hundred pounds --and her body wasn't getting the nutrients it needed.
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((I WOULD EAT AND I WOULD BE DOUBLED OVER IN TWO MINUTES AFTER I PUT THE FOOD IN MY MOUTH)) [RUNS06]
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Now she takes Remicade intravenously every two months, and she says its changed her life.
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((I'VE HAD STOMACH CRAMPS AS FAR BACK AS A NEWBORN. SO IT'S REALLY REMARKABLE FOR ME. I'M GETTING READY TO CRY. LIKE I SAID IF IT WASN'T FOR THAT AND DR. NOBLE I PROBABLY WOULDN'T BE SITTING HERE)) [RUNS14]
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Doctor Noble says some people do develop infections from taking Remicade --but he says that's only in rare cases.
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Jean,

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Is there a bone marrow match for a terminally ill Radford boy in need of a transplant?
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The family of Baby Henry hopes someone tested at a local drive- like the one held today- will be able to donate to their son.
The 15-month-old boy is battling a rare disease of the immune system.
About one-hundred people volunteered to be tested today in the New River Valley- Officials say results could take a couple of months.
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Mental health professionals in the New River Valley are looking to an Ostrich to inspire others to deal with personal issues.
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"Sandy" is serving as mascot for a new campaign that kicked-off in Christiansburg today.
The idea is to remind people not to "stick their heads in the ground" when it comes to mental health disorders.
Over the next three-months, billboards and advertisements will encourage folks to get help and eliminate the stigma associated with mental health.
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Coming up in sports, Mike Stevens says Jefferson Forest athletes aren't letting a little mold stand in their way of winning,
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but first while it wassn't a grizzly crime, a Roanoke business is no longer unBEARable after police catch an alleged teddy bear thief.
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For thousands of years Kings and Queens exercised unbridled power.
They wielded absolute authority over their subjects- -their lives, their personal possessions, even the land they lived on.
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Over the years, monarchs began to yield to the rule of law. But- -even now... in this country- -the government can still take private property for public use.
As our series of reports on eminent domain continues, Keith Humphry will examine some of the documents that are older than America.
With the help of a Biblical scholar, he finds an example of a queen who helped her husband take private property nearly three thousand years ago.
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((BUT YOU'LL FIND EVEN IN THE BIBLE AND OTHER PLACES THAT THERE ARE PLENTY OF STORIES IN WHICH WOMEN AT LEAST WERE CLEVER, WHO KNOW HOW TO MANIPULATE THE RIGHT PERSON TO GET WHAT THEY WANT.))
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The near and ancient history of eminent domain tonight on NEWS 7 at SIX.
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Coming up a little later,
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we'll see how a young boy's sacrifice made all the difference as he saved his little sister from a pair of attacking pit bulls.
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A better than expected earnings report from Proctor and Gamble has boosted the DOW.
With that and all of today's stock market news, here's Alexis Christoforous.
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A Roanoke man is accused of stealing a teddy bear.
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Police say 23-year-old Corey Lee Coles broke into a florist shop on Cove Road and took a big, white bear from the window.
The bear's back home.
A friend of the shop owner hopes the thief gets a honey of a sentence.
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((WIL CLAY/OWNER'S FIANCE: OUR LEGAL SYSTEM HAS TO BE TOUGH ON THESE YOUNG PUNKS AND HOODS.))
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The bear is worth about 175 dollars. Police say Coles took it to give to a friend.
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Welcome folks to the Tuesday Ticker. If you are a baseball fan - tonight is a rare chance to catch the Hokies and Cavaliers
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in action without traveling to Blacksburg or Charlottesville. Tech and UVa hook up tonight at seven on the Salem Memorial diamond. This is the third meeting this season between the two teams. UVa has won each of the first two games. Tonight Tech coach Chuck Hartman goes for career win number 13 hundred. We will hear from him tonight on News 7 at six.

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Jefferson Forest high school closed last week for three weeks because of a fungus that has spread throughout the school.
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While many of the parents are understandably concerned and some are upset about the situation, the Jefferson Forest baseball and track and field squads haven't missed a beat. Baseball is in a three way tie for first place in the Seminole while track leads the way in both boys and girls.
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Coming up on News 7 at 6 - we'll have more on the Cavaliers' baseball team and head coach Jim Thacker.
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The Earnhardt seat belt saga is no closer to an end tonight, but at least two of the principles that need to get together are planning to do just that. Thursday NASCAR chairman Bill France and president Mike Helton
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will meet with Bill Simpson the founder and chairman of the company that made the seat belts in Earnhardt's race car.
Simpson says the meeting will take place on Thursday in Daytona and he plans to enter it as an ally to NASCAR and not an adversary. However, Simpson says he will ask NASCAR's top two officials to issue a statement that the seatbelts in Earnhardt's car had nothing to do with his death in the 500.
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News 7 at 5 will wrap up in just a moment on WDBJ-7 with more from Jean Jadhon. Take care folks. [GO TO BREAK]

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An eight year old boy is being called a hero tonight-
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Charlie Romano put himself in harms way to save his little sister from what could have been a deadly dog attack.
The family was visiting a Seattle park when Dad... Charles Romano saw two pitbulls running toward his children.
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((Charles Romano/Father: CHARLIE ON HIS SKATEBOARD STARTED PUSHING FASTER AND FASTER AND FASTER, AND CUT RIGHT IN FRONT OF SOPHIA JUST AS THE DOGS JUMPED AND THEY JUMPED ON TO CHARLIE. CHARLIE ROMANO: WHEN I SAW THE DOGS RUNNING AFTER MY SISTER I STARTED RUNNING REALLY FAST TO GET IN FRONT OF HER.))


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Charlie was bitten instead of his little sister- In fact he's on crutches for a few days.
Doctors say without Charlies bravery Sophia could have been badly hurt- or killed.
Charlie says he did it because he loves his sister a lot.
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