The lottery mystery is over in Ohio--
This morning, a woman who says SHE'S the rightful winner comes forward to claim her prize.
And, Presidential hopeful Howard Dean gets another big- name backer for his campaign.
The arctic air's moving in and if you thought this morning was cold you haven't felt anything yet. I'll show you why in your forecast.
Join us for News 7 at noon, straight ahead.
An Ohio woman may have let MILLIONS fall right through her fingers--
She says she lost a winning Mega Millions ticket worth 162- million dollars.
Now someone else has claimed the prize.
Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
The lottery story has a new twist today--
A woman has come forward with the winning 162- million dollar ticket.
Lottery officials say it's NOT the woman who claimed to
have lost the winning ticket.
Rebecca Jemison (Jamison) and her husband appeared at a news conference just moments ago in
Cleveland to claim the prize.
Jemison has chosen the cash option-- she'll get 94 million dollars before taxes.
She says she felt ''anger'' when she heard that someone else
claimed to have bought and lost the winning ticket.
She says she'll 'let the authorities handle the woman.
Jemison adds that she went to work on New Year's Day, but probably won't be going back now.
Lt. governor Tim Kaine wants to put a four-year state college in Southside.
Speaking in Danville this morning, Kaine said the school would help the state handle projected increases in enrollment.
And he said a four-year college would aid economic development in the area.
Kaine plans to introduce a resolution in the General Assembly, directing the State Council on Higher Education to start planning for the new university.
Howard Dean's campaign is ''one of the best things to happen to American democracy in decades.''
Former Senator Bill Bradley spoke those words this morning, as he offered the Democratic Presidential front- runner his official endorsement.
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Dean already has the backing of the man Bradley challenged
for the Democratic nomination four years ago, Al Gore.
Dean thanked Bradley for the endorsement, and told a crowd in New Hampshire that he's confident he and his supporters will take back the White House for the Democrats this year.
An 87- year- old man will surrender to authorities in California today after being charged with manslaughter in the deaths of 10 people last summer.
George Weller drove his car through a farmer's market in Santa Monica last July.
Weller faces 10 felony counts of ve- hicular manslaughter.
The accident also injured 63 people.
Prosecutors are recommending bail of 50- thousand dollars.
If convicted on all counts, Weller could receive a sentence ranging from probation to 18 years in prison.
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Those who are against a proposed methadone clinic in Roanoke are ready to do battle against a different opponent.
Yesterday, C-R-C Health Group announced that it bought out National Specialty Clinics, the company that plans to open a methadone clinic on Hershberger Road.
C-R-C is actually the same company that owns the Life Center of Galax, which recently pulled out of its plans to open a methadone clinic in Roanoke County.
As Myranda Stephens tells us, opponents don't think it's a coincidence.
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((WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT HERE IS A CLASSIC BAIT AND SWITCH AND IN THIS CASE IT'S A RACIST BAIT AND SWITCH 36))
Jeff Artis says he always felt there was something fishy about the fact that two companies were planning to open methadone clinics in the Roanoke Valley at the same time.
So when the Life Center of Galax backed out of its plans for a clinic in Roanoke County, Artis believes the company knew it would have a chance in Roanoke city.
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Artis calls the plan to open a new methadone clinic in a black community like the one near Hersberger road racist, and the new ownership does not change his plans to fight the clinic's opening tooth and nail.
((CRC HAS A CHOICE, THEY CAN EITHER COME TO US AND WE CAN SIT DOWN AT THE TABLE AND WE CAN FIND AN APPROPRIATE PLACE FOR THIS CLINIC, OR WE'RE GOING TO MAKE CRC WISH THEY NEVER HEARD OF NW ROANOKE.))
((REPORTER: A SPOKESPERSON FOR THE C-R-C RELEASED A STATEMENT SAYING THAT THEY REMAIN FOCUSED ON THE GOAL OF PROVIDING A MEDICAL SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.
MYRANDA STEPHENS, NEWS 7.)))))
Six years after Princess Diana's death, an inquest into what happened the night she was killed opened- and closed- today in Britain.
Meanwhile, a British tabloid is reporting that Diana believed Prince Charles was plotting to kill her in a car crash made to look like an accident.
A spokeswoman for Prince Charles isn't commenting on the report.
Drew Levinson has the latest.
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The inquiry ...comes six years after the crash that killed Princess
Diana and her boyfriend Dodi Fayed. .
And questions remain.....was it a conspiracy or as one of Dianas
bodyguards maintains just a mundane road traffic accident.
Though far from an open and shut case---today Royal Coroner Michael
Burgess opened the inquest then quickly adjourned the case. He's asking
London Police to investigate whether the conspiracy theories should be
part of the inquest.
This probe comes after a French investigation concluded the crash was
caused by a drunken driver and the press chasing the car were not to
A case brought by Dodi's father Mohammed al Fayed was also thrown out of
court. He talked about it last month.
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21 54 THIS IS THE MOST FAMOUS, THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LADY IN THE WORLD,
SHE IS THE MOTHER OF THE FUTURE KING, THEY HAVE BEEN MURDERED WITH MY
For the people of Great Britain who watched their beloved princess be
buried--and can't seem to put the story behind them--this once again
allows them to question what happened.
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"THE INQUEST WILL FINALLY PUT TO REST ALL THE CONSPIRACY THEORIES ABOUT
And on the very day -the London tabloid--the Daily Miorror is reporting
Princess Diana believed her ex-husband Prince Charles was plotting to
In a 1996 letter to her butler she allegedly wrote -quote--"My husband
is planning an accident in my car, brake failure and serious head injury
in order to make the path clear for him to marry."
Butler Paul Burell released the note in October--but the words
indentifying the Prince were blanked out.
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I NEVER WANTED THE NAME PUBLISHED. I'M NOT HAPPY.
This new revelation along with the inquiry should keep lips moving for
some time to come in Royal struck London.
Drew Levinson, CBS News.
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Coming up next on the newscast, it take two months, but the sixth district has an official winner in last fall's election.
Plus jury selection begins in the high profile case against domestic guru Martha Stewart.
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Two months after the election, residents of the sixth district now know who will represent them in Richmond.
A three judge panel named Democrat Benny Keister the winner after an all day recount.
He picked up 2-more votes, and finished 51 votes ahead of Republican Morgan Morris.
Keister says he's submitted legislation, and is prepared for his second term as the 6th District Delegate.
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Morgan Morris says he's not discouraged by the outcome. He says he'll run again in 2005.
Sharpshooters have killed nearly 50 deer inside the Roanoke City limits since it began its deer control program in October.
The sharpshooters have only gone on the hunt 19 times, but report seeing large numbers of deer each night.
City officials say an uncontrolled deer population can result in disease, damage to landscaping and numerous car accidents.
The program and its results will be reviewed after it wraps up on March First.
Jury selection begins today in the trial of Martha Stewart.
Potential jurors are filling out questionaires that'll help attorneys decide which of them will hear the case in New York.
Stewart and her former stockbroker are slated to make their first
appearances at the trial on January 20th.
The pair is accused of lying about why Stewart sold nearly four-thousand shares of ImClone stock in December, 2001.
That sale took place a day before a negative government report
sent the price of ImClone shares tumbling.
When doctors evaluate the heart, many of the tools they use are highly valuable, but surprisingly low tech.
Now a digital system is modernizing this part of medicine, and allowing doctors to make more accurate diagnoses than ever before,.
Dr. Sean Kenniff has the details.
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((((THOUGH ITS BEEN AROUND FOR DECADES, WHEN IT COMES TO DETECTING SERIOUS
HEART PROBLEMS, NOTHING GETS TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PROBLEM BETTER THAN
GOOD OLD-FASHIONED ULTRASOUND, ALSO KNOWN AS AN ECHO-CARDIOGRAM.
SOT - Dr. Arnold Ghitis/Florida Medical Center
"You can evaluate the heart function, you can see the valves. You can
see if there is any abnormality outside the..around the heart."
BUT ACCORDING TO DR. ARNOLD GHITIS AT FLORIDA MEDICAL CENTER, REGULAR
ECHOS HAVE LIMITATIONS. RECORDED ON VIDEOTAPE, THE IMAGES ARE OFTEN
FUZZY--WITH EACH COPY THE PROBLEM GETS WORSE, AND THE DIAGNOSES GET MORE
DIFFICULT. BUT NOW SOME HEART DOCTORS HAVE GONE DIGITAL.
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"Instead of using a VHS tape like a traditional echocardiogram this new
system digitizes all of the data. That allows doctors to take
measurements, and make accurate diagnoses with just the click of a
WITH THE NEW SYSTEM CARDIOLOGIST CAN INSTANTLY COMPARE SEVERAL STUDIES
TO MONITOR PROGRESS, MANIPULATE THE IMAGES TO GET A BETTER VIEW, OR GET
SECOND OPINIONS FROM DOCTORS AROUND THE GLOBE.
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"The beautiful advantage of this system is that you can access it at
anytime from anywhere."
AND THAT GHITIS SAYS, CAN MAKE EVEN THE DIFFICULT CASES -- EASIER TO
DIAGNOSE. DR. SEAN KENNIFF, CBS NEWS.))
A new coroner's report says cocaine played a role in the death of Righteous Brother singer Bobby Hatfield.
The Michigan coroner says he's changing the death certificate, which HAD listed a heart attack as the cause of death.
The doctor says his office received the report on Christmas Eve, but waited until after the holidays to release it, out
of respect to the singer's family.
63- year- old Hatfield was half of the duo known for such hits as ``Unchained
Melody,'' and ``You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling.''
He was found dead in a Michigan hotel room in November, hours before a scheduled concert.
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Coming up next on the newscast, efforts are underway to stop nude summer camps for children.
Also we'll check in with a Florida couple who took centerstage with a proposal in New York's Times Square.
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Children at a Virginia summer camp will have to put their clothes on if another delegate has his way.
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Republican Delegate Jack Reid pre-filed a bill yesterday that would outlaw camps such as the one at Whitetail Park, a nudist resort in Southeastern Virginia.
Whitetail held a weeklong summer nudist camp for 11 to 18 year olds last summer.
It was the first of its kind in Virginia and only the third "au naturel camp" for kids in the nation.
Such gatherings are legal in Virginia, even for children, as long as lewd activity is not involved.
Whitetail officials say strict bans on sexual or (la-SIVE-ious) lascivious conduct at the camp are enforced.
New Year's Eve is the kind of night when people tend to do things they later regret.
So we got to wondering about a Miami couple who rang in the New Year with a ring in front of a live television audience of millions.
Jeanne Moos (Mose) reports.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW has lost 32 points. The NASDAQ has gained three.
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Coming up next on the newscast, the William Fleming football team is honored by city council.
And the man some considered the heart of the New York Mets loses his fight with cancer.
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A big loss in the world of major league baseball.
Tug McGraw, the relief pitcher who coined the phrase "You Gotta Believe" with the New York Mets and later closed out the Philadelphia Phillies' only World Series championship, died last night at the age of 59.
McGraw died of brain cancer at the home of his son, country music star Tim McGraw.
He had been battling the disease since March, when he underwent surgery for a malignant tumor.
McGraw's personality often overshadowed his talent.
But in 26 post season games in his 19-year career, he had a 2.23 E-R-A and was 3-3 with eight saves.
McGraw had several local ties.
In 1993, he served as the guest speaker at the Salem-Roanoke Valley baseball hall of fame Hot Stove banquet, and you may have noticed on some of that video that he was a teammate of Roanoker Al Holland.
Tug McGraw was 59 years old.
Parry McCluer and Alleghany renewed their non-district rivalry last night as the two girls' team squared off in Buena Vista.
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John Armstrong had his 6-and-2 Fighting Blues ready for a tough Mountaineer team.
Kristina Hagar gets the Blues' party started with a 2 shot to give the home team a two point lead in the first half.
Alleghany comes right back, as Shayla Morgan hits the three pointer and cuts the Blues' lead to a single point in the early going.
Katelin Manuel will get three points of her own for the Fighting Blues, as they again stretch their advantage.
Alleghany's Morgan Craig would battle hard inside for the Mountaineers, but the Blues get the 63 to 59 win.
The William Fleming Colonels didn't bring home the
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Division Four state title last month, but the Colonels were honored for their runner-up finish yesterday afternoon in Council chambers.
Head Coach Keith Smith and his players received a unanimous proclamation from Mayor Ralph Smith.
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