Today on News 7 at 5
The man accused of a fatal shooting spree at a Grundy law school may enter a plea agreement.
and rebel forces get ready to move in on the capture of the Haitian president as the U-N works to find a peaceful resolution .
What could have been a big storm gives most of the region a miss. But winter weather advisories are still in efect southside along with a warning for the southwestern mountains.
In medical News, people who hurt pregnant woman may face double trouble.
and Colleges are in control. Lawmakers kill a bill that would stop birth control from being dispensed at Virginia's colleges.
and the lawmakers look for ways to help broadcasters be seen with a little more decency.
News 7 at Five starts now.
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Good Evening.. All eyes are watching the sky... to see if and when the snow will begin.
Let's head right over to Meteorologist Robin Reed to see where this storm is situated and where its headed.[Robin-Tease]
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Rebels are on the move now in Haiti- A guerilla leader says his forces intend to capture President Jean Bertrand Aristide alive so he can answer questions for his alleged crimes.
Drew Levinson has more from the United Nations where members are talking about Haiti today.
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((WITH REBELS POISED TO ATTACK HAITI'S CAPITAL CITY...DIPLOMATS AT THE
UNITED NATIONS ARE URGENTLY SEEKING A PEACEFUL RESOLUTION BEFORE A
FULL-BLOWN CIVIL WAR ERUPTS.
"I THINK SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE. I THINK THE PEOPLE WANT MORE THAN
WHAT THEY HAVE."
WHAT THEY HAVE RIGHT NOW IS A NATION IN CRISIS. STREETS ARE LINED WITH
DEBRIS...MANY BUSINESSES ARE CLOSED AND FOREIGNERS BY THE THOUSANDS ARE
HERE AT THE U-N...THE SECURITY COUNCIL WILL LIKELY CONSIDER A PROPOSAL
FROM FRANCE THAT WOULD REMOVE PRESIDENT JEAN-BERTRAND ARISTIDE AND SET
UP AN INTERNATIONAL POLICE FORCE TO RESTORE ORDER.
OPPOSITION REBELS BLAME ALL THIS ON ARISTIDE...ACCUSING HIM OF
CORRUPTION AND HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS. THEY HAVE ALREADY REJECTED A
U-S PROPOSAL THAT WOULD ALLOWED THE EMBATTLED PRESIDENT TO STAY IN
OFFICE WHILE SHARING POWER.
FOR HIS PART, ARISTIDE CLAIMS THE REBELS ARE FUNDED BY DRUG MONEY AND
SAYS THOUSANDS WILL DIE IF PORT-AU-PRINCE IS ATTACKED.
AND WHILE THIS CRISIS UNFOLDS IN HAITI...THE U-S COAST GUARD IS FOLLOWING ORDERS FROM PRESIDENT BUSH...TURNING AWAY ALL HAITIANS
ATTEMPTING TO REACH OUR SHORES.
DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, THE UNITED NATIONS.))
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A plea agreement could be in the works for the former student charged in the Appalachian Law School Shootings.
Lawyers are negotiating with prosecutors on a deal that could resolve the case on Friday.
If the agreement goes through Peter Odighizuwa could avoid a possible death sentence on charges of killing the school's dean, a professor and a student two years ago.
An attorney who represents the family of one of the victims says he understands Odighizuwa would receive multiple life sentences in exchange for his plea.
It's not clear whether he would plead guilty or no contest and to what charges.
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Authorities say they may never know how a car ended up in a lake yesterday, with an Amherst County woman inside it.
The body of 47-year-old Carolyn Farmer was recovered Wednesday afternoon after rescuers pulled her Dodge Dakota out of Otter Lake near Big Island.
Investigators say the keys were in the "start" position and the gear shift was in neutral.. but they don't know why it ended up in the lake.
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((JIMMY AYERS/AMHERST CO. SHERIFF: WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE DO EVERYTHING IN OUR MEANS TO DETERMINE THERE IS NO FOUL PLAY INVOLVED IN IT. THAT'S THE NUMBER ONE THING TO DETERMINE THAT, AND WHETHER IT'S AN INTENTIONAL OR NON-INTENTIONAL SITUATION, WE MAY NEVER KNOW.))
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[OUT Q=we may never know.]
An autopsy today revealed Farmer drowned.
Investigators say it appears she may have tried to escape from the car.
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An afternoon accident sent two V-DOT workers to the hospital.
It happened around one on southbound 81.
State Police say a tractor trailer with an oversized load was passing a V-DOT truck when the load clipped the vehicle.
The impact flipped the V-DOT truck, sending it off the road and over an embankment.
55 year old Larry E. Long of Roanoke was taken to RMH by Lifeguard ...no word on his condition.
The accident is still under investigation.
A new report on the Columbine High School massacre today has victim's families outraged.
The report reveals that authorities had contact with the two gunmen- Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold.. more than a dozen times before the shootings.
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((ATTORNEY GENERAL KEN SALAZAR: A TOTAL OF
FIFTEEN CONTACTS THAT OCCURED BETWEEN JEFFERSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE AND KLEBOD AND HARRIS OR THIRD PARTIES THAT WERE COMPLAINING ABOUT THEM.))
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Included in the report is a 94 minute compilation of videos the two shooters- made before the shootings- footage many believe presented clear clues.
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((RANDY BROWN/COLUMBINE PARENT: IF THEY HAD ACTED ON OUR INFORMATION, ERIC HARRIS WOULD HAVE BEEN ARRESTED, AND COLUMBINE WOULD HAVE NEVER HAPPENED.))
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[OUT Q=not have happened.]
The new investigation was launched after a sheriff's department employee found a report involving death threats made by harris on a Web site two years before the shootings.
The sheriff wants an investigation into who if anyone followed up on the report.
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Virginia Tech and other state universities can continue to pass out the morning-after-pill to students.
A Senate committee killed legislation today that would have prevented state-supported colleges from distributing emergency contraceptives.
The U-S Food and Drug Administration classifies the morning-after pill as a contraceptive.
But Delegate Bob Marshall says it is a form of nonsurgical abortion and that it encourages reckless sexual behavior.
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((DELEGATE BOB MARSHALL/R-PRINCE WILLIAM CO.: INSTEAD OF CHARACTER, WE PASS OUT CHEMICALS, THIS IS NOT A SOLUTION.))
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[OUT Q=THIS IS NOT A SOLUTION.]
A Virginia Tech official defended the practice of dispensing the medication on campus.
He says the service is paid for by student health fees and NOT state revenue.
Opponents of a ban say there is no reason to restrict students' access to birth control.
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((BRIAN WARREN/ASST VICE PRESIDENT OF STUDENT AFFAIRS AT VIRGINIA TECH: EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION SHOULD NOT BE CONFUSED WITH ABORTION. WE'VE BEEN BEEN PRESCRIBING IT SINCE 1998 IT'S SAFE WE HAVE NO DOCUMENTATION OF SERIOUS SIDE EFFECTS OR COMPLICATIONS WITH THIS MEDICATION.))
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[OUT Q=OR COMPLICATIONS WITH THIS MEDICATION.]
Virginia Tech is one of nine colleges in the state that make emergency contraceptives available at student health centers.
It's now up to the Senate to decide the fate of a federal bill that would give victim's rights to unborn children.
The bill passed in the House today.
It would subject anyone who injured or kills a pregnant woman to two separate criminal penalties.
Shock Jock Howard Stern is booted off the radio in several markets around the nation- Clear Channel Communications says his shows' material is indecent.
He's not the only one kicked off the air.
This as lawmakers on capitol hill try to clean up the airwaves.
Patty Davis reports from Washington.
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CONTROVERSIAL TAMPA DJ "BUBBA THE LOVE SPONGE" RACKED UP 26 ALLEGED
VIOLATIONS FOR INDECENCY ON HIS MORNING RADIO SHOW. THIS WEEK, AS THE
NETWORKS CONTINUE TO GET HAMMERED FOR LOWBROW ANTICS, BUBBA'S BOSS
PULLED THE PLUG ON HIM...AND HAS NOW APOLOGIZED ON CAPITOL HILL.
SOT: JOHN HOGAN/PRES. AND CEO, CLEAR CHANNEL RADIO 1055 we were wrong to
air that material and I assume full responsibility for our mistake.
TRACK: CLEAR CHANNEL ALSO BOOTED SHOCK JOCK HOWARD STERN OFF ITS
STATIONS, THOUGH HIS SHOW CONTINUES TO AIR ON VIACOM'S INFINITY
REP. GREG WALDER/R-OREGON
Bubba the love sponge is out, Howard Stern is on hold, the new standards are in.
COURTESY: THE HOWARD STERN SHOW
GRAPHIC/(voice of howard stern, over graphic of stern) this is the
most unbelievable thing that is going on where people are being thrown off the air without a trial.
PATTY DAVIS/CBS NEWS: CLEAR CHANNEL AND OTHERS ARE CLEARLY FEELING PRESSURE
FROM CONGRESS TO CLEAN UP THE AIRWAVES. TWO WEEKS AGO - CBS OWNED
VIACOM... WAS HERE ON THE HILL APOLOGIZING FOR JANET JACKSON'S EXPOSED
BREAST DURING THE SUPERBOWL HALF TIME SHOW.
You are making it very difficult to raise children in America.
BILLS IN CONGRESS WOULD STIFFEN THE PENALTIES FOR AIRING OFFENSIVE MATERIAL, A MOVE MANY BROADCASTERS ADMIT WOULD CUT THE SMUT.
I agree, I would agree Sir.
SOME ARE TAKING ADDITIONAL STEPS, SUCH AS TIME DELAYS ON LIVE SHOWS, OR
REQUIRING ON-AIR TALENT TO PAY FINES FOR INDECENCY VIOLATIONS.
PRE-EMPTIVE MOVES AS CONGRESS THREATENS TO ACT - IF BROADCASTERS DON'T.
PATTY DAVIS, FOR CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON. ))
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a non-profit project is working to make health care more accessible in Danville
and in health check, A Roanoke retirement home is helping people of all ages get back on their feet after orthopedic surgery.
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More medical help is needed for Virginia's uninsured.
That out of a report released today by Project Access.
The "non- profit" compiled the results of a health fair held in Martinsville three months ago.
More than one-thousand people turned out to take advantage of services ranging from eye exams to mammograms.
Volunteer dentists filled more than 450 teeth and extracted more than a thousand.
One local dentist says proper dental care is a problem across the Commonwealth.
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((MARK CRABTREE/VIRGINIA DENTAL ASSOCIATION: THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE UNFORTUNATELY WALKING ON THE STREET THAT ARE IN SEVERE DENTAL PAIN 24 HOURS A DAY, AROUND THE CLOCK AND THOSE PEOPLE HAVE REALLY LIMITED ABILITY TO GET ANY SERVICES.))
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[OUT Q=to get any services]
Crabtree says he hopes the state will fund more dental programs in the future.
The next health fair will be held this July in Wise County.
About 14- hundred people are expected to attend.
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For patients who don't have the resources to recover at home after knee or hip surgery --there are places they can turn for short term care.
Friendship Manor is one place in Roanoke that has a specialized orthopedic unit.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins us with details.
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The orthopedic unit is open to the public and is available for all ages.
While this unit is part of Friendship Manor -- it has separate entrance, it's own nursing staff, and patients only share rooms with other orthopedic patients.
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Going home after having both of her knees replaced last week --wasn't an option for Flora Chittum.
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((I KNEW I COULDN'T GO HOME BECAUSE I'M HOME ALONE AND THERE IS NO ONE THERE TO HELP ME))
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So for the next several weeks she will stay in Friendship Manor Orthopedic unit while she undergoes rehabilitation.
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((IT OFFERS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR AN INDIVIDUAL IS NOT READY FOR HOME PLACEMENT TO COME IN AND CONTINUE TO GET REHAB NEEDS HERE AND LEARN TO TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES AGAIN 31 AND THEN GO HOME INDEPENDENTLY))
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James Henderlite spent six weeks here after having his knees replaced --and now he's back on his feet. His says the special attention day and night helped his recovery process.
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((FROM THE DAY I'VE HAD IT OPERATED ON TILL NOW I'VE HAD NO MORE PAIN IN MY KNEES. I CAN DO ANYTHING I WANT TO DO NOW. YEAH I GOT MARRIED))
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But patients like Henderlite and Chittum are not alone -- an increasing number of Americans are getting knee and hip replacements.
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[IN Q=The baby boomers]
((THE BABY BOOMERS ARE GETTING TO THE POINT WHERE THROUGH THEIR ACTIVE LIFESTYLES THEIR JOINTS ARE GOING OUT ON THEM. ))
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More than 400-thousand total joint replacements are performed every year in this country.
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Coming up, Will the wintry weather pass most of the region by? Robin has a look at your forecast coming up
and see one Roanoke company is rising to the occasion and making sure one sub chain is swimming in dough.
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Still to come - It's been a mixed day on Wall Street. We'll take a look at all the days ups and downs in today's Marketwatch.
and the ODAC women heat up the hardwood at the Salem Civic Center. Mike has highlights coming up in sports.
Good evening everybody and welcome to the Thursday night ticker.
Unfortunately we need to begin with some postponements that the folks who schedule the Regional tournament really didn't need to happen tonight.
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The boy's Region Three semi-finals at Appomattox and Nelson County have been postponed until tomorrow night at those same sites.
And the girls' Region C semi-finals scheduled for Northside have been moved back to Friday night at the Vikings' gym.
The ODAC Women's Tournament quarterfinals went on as scheduled today at the Salem Civic Center. Top seeded Eastern Mennonite got quite the scare from Washington & Lee.
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The Royals trailed by as many as 7 in the opening half.
Check out the Generals Emily Barker spot up and drain the foul line jumper. W&L was thinking upset.
But Laura Ludholtz scored 10 straight points at one point for Mennonite. She gets the steal and lay-in on the other end. EMU led by 9 at the break.
In the second half, Regina Sours
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scores two down low as Eastern Mennonite held off a furious Washington & Lee rally to win and advance 64-61.
Guilford tangled with Emory & Henry in the 4-5 game this afternoon. The winner would get Mennonite in Friday's first semifinal.
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Back to Salem we go where Emory came out of the blocks firing.
Fort Chiswell product Danielle Moore dishes to Amy Hensley and Hensley buries the triple from the wing and the Wasps led by 3.
But Guilford's A-J Robertson cuts right down the lane and gets the friendly bounce from the iron as the Quakers gained some breathing room.
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Jennifer King then got free for two more on the backdoor cut. Guilford went on to win it 66 to 63.
Roanoke, the seventh seed takes on number two Bridgewater tonight at six. That one is followed up by Randolp-Macon and Lynchburg in the nightcap.
The New York Yankees are making their share of headlines today.
First - outfielder Bernie Williams will likely miss opening day after having his appendix taken out today.
And third baseman Aaron Boone, the man who beat the Red Sox, was cut today by the Yankees.
Boone hurt his knee in a pick-up basketball game back in January and will likely miss the entire season rehabbing it after surgery.
Playing in the pick-up game violated part of Boone's one year - six million dollar contract. The Yanks says he is entitled to just 30 days of termination pay, which comes to $917,553.
Coming up tonight at the top of the hour - we'll have this week's ACC Connection as we check in with a couple of second generation athletes with famous dads - who once made their marks in the pros.
But first Jean will be back to wrap up this edition of News 7 at Five right after this short break.
Have a safe night everybody.
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Stocks closed mixed this afternoon. Trish Regan has more in today's Marketwatch.
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Cutting boards across the eastern seaboard will soon be loaded with Roanoke bread.
Maple Leaf Bakery today cut the ribbon on a new production line dedicated to making submarine sandwich rolls for all the Quiznos sandwich shops on the east coast.
White and wheat rolls will be provided to four distribution centers.
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((RICHARD LAN/MAPLE LEAF BAKERY CEO: UH, IT'S WONDERFUL. NOT ONLY IS IT A GREAT ADDITION TO OUR FACILITY IN ROANOKE BUT IT ALSO GIVES US THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO THINGS WITH QUIZNOS AROUND THE WORLD. WE'RE NOW MAKING BREAD FOR THEM IN CALGARY AND THE U.K. SO IT'S A GREAT PARTNERSHIP WITH A GLOBAL COMPANY.))
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The new mega-line runs 24-hours a day and can produce just under 5-thousand loaves an hour.
The equipment takes up space created by a recent expansion that resulted in the addition of about 45 new jobs.
The facility may expand even more this year.