A traffic accident ties up a busy Montgomery County roadway and kills the woman at the wheel.
And Vice-President Cheney's 90 minutes in Roanoke. He brings the White House in on efforts to unseat Rick Boucher.
Clouds will increase tomorrow with a cold front nearby. There will be a slight chance of showers as well. Details ahead.
A big donation to Jerry Falwell and his church. 800-thousand square feet big.
And here's a new phrase in the fight against aging: bio-identical hormones.
And just in time for summer, word that ice cream prices are rising with the thermometer. We have the scoop on News 7 at 5.
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A fatal accident ties up traffic for hours on a major Montgomery County road.
Good Evening I'm Shannon Young in for Jean Jadhon.
The accident happened around noon on Prices Fork Road.
Police say 22 year old Brenda Joan Fonseca from Christiansburg died when her car went over an steep embankment.
Police say no one else was involved in the crash.
According to witnesses, the car went off the edge of the road and Fonseca over corrected.
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((TOM FOSTER: It struck the guardrail, went over the guardrail and over turned several times coming to rest on a steep embankment against the trees. Unfortuanately the driver was not wearing her seatbelt. She was ejected from the vehicle and died here at the scene.))
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The car came to rest about one hundred feet down the hill.
Prices Fork road, near Pepper's Ferry Road, was shut down for several hour as crews worked to removed the car.
In other news, Ninth District Congressional candidate Kevin Triplett called in some high- powered help today, as Vice President Dick Cheney touched down in Roanoke for a campaign appearance.
Cheney was making his second visit to western Virginia in less than a year.
He spoke to Triplett supporters at the Wyndham Hotel.
He said the NASCAR executive would be a strong ally in Congress, and a strong advocate for southwest Virginia.
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((DICK CHENEY/VICE PRESIDENT: HE'S OPTIMISTIC AND FULL OF ENERGY. AND ONCE HE'S IN CONGRESS HE'S GOING TO USE ALL OF IT FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PEOPLE OF THE NINTH DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA.))
((KEVIN TRIPLETT/(R) CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS: HAVING THE VICE PRESIDENT SAY THAT AND SAY THAT WE'RE A CAMPAIGN AND I'M A CANDIDATE THAT CAN GET THAT DONE, VAlIDATES WHAT WE'VE BEEN SAYING.))
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[OUT Q=validates what we've been saying.]
The midday fundraiser added more than 100- thousand dollars to Triplett's campaign treasury.
Triplett hopes to unseat Democratic incumbent Rick Boucher who is running for a 12th term in the U.S. House of Representatives.
What could be better than paying just a dollar a month in rent?
How about paying "no" rent at all?
That's the situation the Reverend Jerry Falwell finds himself in as his church and university prepare to take ownership of Lynchburg's former Ericsson property.
Falwell had been leasing the property from Oklahoma-based Hobby Lobby for more than a year.
The company is now making good on a promise to donate the 800-thousand square foot building and acreage to Thomas Road Baptist Church.
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((JERRY FALWELL JR./LIBERTY U. ATTORNEY: WE JUST RECEIVED APPROVAL FROM THE CITY ON FRIDAY FOR STUDENTS TO BEGIN USING THE RECREATION CENTER. THERE ARE TWO NEW GYMNASIUMS THAT ARE ALREADY THERE THAT WE'VE BUILT IN THE LAST SIX MONTHS. THERE IS AN INDOOR POOL AND A LOT OF OTHER RECREATIONAL FACILITIES THAT WILL BE UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN THE NEXT MONTH OR SO. AND WE ARE MOVING CLASSROOMS, LIBERTY IS MOVING CLASSROOMS INTO THE BIG BUILDING IN AUGUST.))
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Falwell Jr. says plans for a shopping center on a nearby 35 acre parcel have fallen through.
The developer blames Lynchburg city leaders for killing the deal.
We'll hear what the city has to say on News7 at Six.
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There may be a path towards peace in the Iraqi city of Fallujah.
Civic leaders are joining with American officials and calling on fighters to turn in their weapons.
Jennifer Donelan has more.
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[IN Q=Tell them we're here to help Fallujah...]
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((US MARINES ESCORT AN IRAQI FAMILY INTO FALLUJAH.
"Tell them we're here to help fallujah but many bad people here are
shooting at us."
THE CITY IS LOCKED IN A TENSE STANDOFF...A CEASE FIRE BETWEEN U.S.
TROOPS AND IRAQI INSURGENTS IS BARELY HOLDING. BUT FOR THE FIRST TIME
THERE'S PROGRESS: LOCAL CIVIC LEADERS HAVE NOW JOINED THE U-S IN CALLING
ON FIGHTERS HOLED UP INSIDE FALLUJA TO SURRENDER THEIR WEAPONS.
Sot - Maj. Gen. Mark Kimmitt/Coalition Spokesman
"There is also a very clear understanding that should this agreement not
go through, Marines are more than prepared to carry through wtih
ENDING MILITARY OPERATIONS IN IRAQ: SPAIN. THE NEW PRIME MINISTER
ORDERED HIS TROOPS HOME...ASAP.
Sot - Richard Boucher/State Department Spokesman
"I think we were a little bit surprised by the abruptness of the
THE COALITON SAID THE TROOPS WILL LEAVE IN 4 -5 WEEKS AND IT WON'T
AFFECT SECURITY. SPANISH TROOPS ARE CURRENLTY AMONG THOSE SURROUNDING
THE HOLY CITY OF NAJAF...THE HIDEOUT OF ANTI-US SHIITE CLERIC MOQTADA
AL-SADR WHO IS WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE. SADR HAS NOW CALLED FOR AN END TO
ATTACKS ON SPANISH FORCES...AND HE URGED OTHER COALITION MEMBERS TO
LEAVE, AS WELL.
Nat Sot -
"Good luck to you."
THE U-S WILL SOON HAVE A NEW AMBASSADOR IN IRAQ. JOHN NEGROPONTE,
FORMER TOP U.S. DIPLOMAT AT THE U-N, WILL OVERSEE WHAT WILL BE THE
LARGEST EMBASSY IN THE WORLD AND, AS THE PRESIDENT PUT IT, A "VERY
Standup - U.S. LEADERS ARE BRACING THEMSELVES FOR ANOTHER TROOP
PULLOUT. THE STATE DEPARTMENT SAYS HONDURAS WAS AFFECTED BY SPAIN'S
DECISION AND COULD ALSO WITHDRAW ITS TROOPS. OTHER COUNTRIES, SO FAR,
ARE PROMISING TO STAY PUT. JENNIFER DONELAN CBS NEWS WASHINGTON.))
Homeland Security Department.
Director Tom Ridge announced a new task force to coordinate security for some major events this summer.
They include both political party conventions and, as Scott Rapoport explains, the use of both government and private security personnel.
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[SUPER=01-James Buckham/Security Consultant; 1:19]
[SUPER=01-Scott Rapoport/CBS News; 1:37]
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((Nat/Sot Cheering ...
WITH POTENTIAL HIGH-PROFILE TARGETS LIKE THE POLITICAL CONVENTIONS THIS
SUMMER...THE G-8 SUMMIT IN JUNE...AND OUR NATION'S FOURTH OF JULY
CELEBRATION...AMERICA COULD BE FACING AN EXPLOSIVE TERRORIST THREAT.
Sot: Tom Ridge/Homeland Security Secretary
"We are rich with opportunities this year for terrorists to shake our
THAT'S THE MESSAGE FROM HOMELAND SECURITY CZAR TOM RIDGE...WHO TODAY IN
LAS VEGAS ANNOUNCED A NEW GOVERNMENT TASK FORCE WHICH HE SAYS WILL
BETTER COORDINATE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECURITY.
Sot: Tom Ridge/Homeland Security Secretary
THE NEW TASK FORCE INVOLVES HOMELAND SECURITY WORKING IN CONCERT WITH
SEVERAL CABINET AGENCIES ...TO DEVELOP A PLAN TO PREVENT ATTACKS ON
POTENTIALLY VULNERABLE TARGETS. AMONG THEM... PLANES, TRAINS AND
INFRASTRUCTURE...INCLUDING 300 CHEMICAL SITES IN THE U.S
THOUGH RIDGE STRESSES OFFICIALS HAVE NO SPECIFIC INTELLIGENCE ABOUT
POSSIBLE ATTACKS...HE SAYS THEY ARE PAYING CLOSE ATTENTION TO PUBLIC
EVENTS LIKE NEXT MONTHS WORLD WAR TWO MEMORIAL DEDICATION IN
WASHINGTON...THE MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY...AND THE NOVEMBER PRESIDENTIAL
ELECTIONS HERE AT HOME.
Sot: James Buckham/Security Consultant, Kroll Inc.
(too little too late)
JAMES BUCKHAM IS A SECURITY EXPERT WITH KROLL INC. - A RISK CONSULTING
Sot: Buckham (again)
(puts White House stamp on it)
Stand up close: Scott Rapoport reporting.
"Still, the message seems to be one of increased vigilance. The
government saying it recognizes the potential danger...and letting the
public know it is doing something to thwart it." Scott Rapoport...CBS
You already know where gas prices are going, but how about ice cream? Still ahead, brace yourself for the cold facts.
And fighting the effects of aging, without the emphasis on hormone treatment. Doctors are starting to pay more attention.
It's unclear who will take over at McDonalds after the sudden death today of the corporation's chariman and chief execitive.
Jim Cantalupo died while attending a franchisee convention in Orlando.
The 60-year old came out of retirement last year to take the helm of the world's largest restaurant company.
He acted quickly to focus on improved food and service that led to a revitalization of the company's U.S. market.
A representative for McDonald's could not immediately say who was taking over his responsibilities although many have speculated that President and C-O-O Charlie Bell has been groomed for the position.
On Healthcheck today, many experts believe aging isn't simply about wear and tear.
As we age, hormones fluctuate and then drop off causing disease and disability.
A new field of medicine called age-management is correcting those imbalances with, are your ready, "bio-identical hormones", substances often found in plants and animals.
Dr. Sean Kenniff has more.
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((EVEN FOR DOCTORS, THE EARLIEST SIGNS ARE DIFFICULT TO DETECT, JUST ASK
46 YEAR-OLD DR. ABDALA KALIL.
HIS HAIR WAS THINNING, HE WAS TIRED AND HE NEEDED MORE SLEEP.
NO, HE WASN'T SICK, HE WAS AGING, AND LIKE MOST OF US HE DIDN'T LIKE IT.
(SOT-Dr. Abdala Kalil/Physician)
"I started gaining a little bit of weight around my waste. The love
handles were more and more diffiicult to deal with."
THAT'S WHEN DOCTOR KALIL BEGAN LOOKING INTO ANTI-AGING MEDICINE, BUT HE
FOUND THERE WAS TOO MUCH EMPHASIS ON UN-NATURAL HORMONE TREATMENTS, AND
TOO LITTLE ON DIET AND EXERCISE.
(STANDUP-Dr. Sean Kenniff/CBS NEWS/Miami, FL)
BUT NOW ANTI-AGING MEDICINE HAS GIVEN WAY TO AGE-MANAGMENT. A DOCTOR
GUIDED COMBINATION OF EXERCISE, LOW CALORIE DIETING, AND A DIFFERENT
TYPE OF HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY USING SO-CALLED BIO-IDENTICAL
(SOT- Dr. Paul Savage/BodyLogicMD)
"Bioidentical hormones are either natural, or synthetic, that
identically match the humans hormones."
DR. PAUL SAVAGE SAYS BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONES HAVE CLEAR HEALTH ADVANTAGES
OVER THOSE PRODUCED BY PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES--WHICH, FOR THE MOST
PART, ARE FOREIGN SUBSTANCES, AND NOT RECOGNIZED APPROPRIATELY BY THE
(SOT- Savage again)
"If you don't use the bio-identicals, the same thing your body produces,
you are not going to have the same effect."
HE SAYS RECENT FINDINGS ABOUT HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY MAY SUPPORT
BUT HE MAY HAVE BETTER PROOF OF HIS BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONE TREATMENTS...
THIS IS HIM BEFORE HE STARTED TREATING HIMSELF, HERE HE IS NOW.
BUT FOR DR. KALIL IT'S NOT ABOUT LOOKING YOUNGER, OR EVEN LOOKING
BETTER. IT'S ABOUT QUALITY OF LIFE, REGARDLESS OF HOW LONG THAT LIFE IS.
DOCTOR SEAN KENNIFF, CBS NEWS.))
Get ready to pay more for the gallon, or by the scoop. The National Ice Cream Retailers Association says ice cream prices will go up this summer.
Industry officials say prices for the essential ingredients -- butter, milk and vanilla and chocolate -- are on the rise, and that the average cost for a frozen treat could go up between 20 and 30 per cent.
It's only April, but Red Sox fans are cheering another victory over the hated Yankees. Highlights are still ahead.
And "Kill Bill 2" slays the competition at the box office. We'll run down the weekend's big winners.
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Daytime baseball in Salem. Mike Stevens has the warm, sunny highlights just ahead.
And later, a 14 year old uses his head to pull his weight. A pony tail is strong enough to pull a streetcar.
Good afternoon, welcome to your Monday ticker which starts with Avalanche in a rare day game.
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We start with a somewhat scary moment. During the in between inning festivities, this woman is apparently hurt during the Sumo wrestling event. They had to drag her off the field and a medic came down but she was OK.
Up 3-nothing in the fourth, the keys Ryan Hubele crushes this shot over the left field wall, a solo blast, and Frederick was up 4-zip.
[SUPER=37-Frederick/8/Salem/3;]Salem gets on the board in the bottom of the fifth. Wade Robinson connects on the base
hit to center field that plates Jon Helquist but it was just 4-1 Keys.
Tripper Johnson brings in the Keys seventh run on this sac fly, Frederick wins 8-3.
Patriots Day festivities in Boston today featured the Red Sox and the Yankees hooking up in game four of their first series of the season.
The Sox won the first two, while the Yanks came back to take game three yesterday afternoon thanks to a six run 6th inning at Fenway.
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Today it looked like the second inning would the key for the Yankees as they jumped on the Red Sox and picked up three runs in the top of the frame. Gary Sheffield and Hideki Matsui scored on this gapper by Travis Lee.
Then in the top of the third - the Yankees got another one as Jason Giambi lifted this Bronson Arroyo (UH-ROY-YO) offering into the right field seats to make it a four to one game.
But the Sox slowly chipped away at the lead in the bottom of the sixth Jason Veratek just got enough of this Kevin Brown pitch to find the bullpen. The solo homer made it a 4-to-3 game.
The Sox would eventually come back and win it 5 to 4 and they got plenty of help from the Yankees.
Hideki Matsui misplays this routine fly ball in left off the bat of David McCartty. That error would result in the winning run crossing the plate later in the frame.
And A-rod continues to struggle. He was 1 for 5 with an error.
He's now hitting 160 for the season.
From the diamond to the court. Northside senior basketball standout Corrie Fertitta made her commitment to Radford University official today.
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The forward held a news conference this afternoon in the Northside auditorium. She was joined by her parents, younger sister and her coach. Corrie excepts a full basketball scholarship to play for the Highlanders.
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Fertitta leaves Northside with some impressive credentials. She led the Vikings to four straight state tournament appearances, of which two were state championship berths. She averaged 15.5 points and 8.8 rebounds for Northside this past season.
Coming up at the top of the hour a look at this afternoon winners at the Boston Marathon and we'll chat with Rusty Wallace.
Have a safe night everybody.
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A mixed day overall on Wall Street .. but a more solid showing for the tech stocks.
Alexis Christoforous has today's Marketwatch report.
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``Kill Bill -- Volume Two'' is number one where it counts, at the box office.
The Quentin Tarantino tale of revenge made its debut at number one, taking in 25-point-six million dollars.
Part One also hit number one when it was released, but made just slightly more than 22-million.
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`The Punisher,'' opened in second place. ``Johnson Family Vacation'' was third. ``Hellboy' finished fourth and ``Home on the Range'' was fifth.
Finally, this next story is about much more than using your head ... it's about using what's attached to it.
14-year-old Bruce Khleb-ni-kov wanted to set a Russian record by pulling 35-ton tram cars with his ponytail.
And yes, he managed to pull the two trams more than ten feet along a Moscow track.
Organizers claim it was the heaviest tram ever pulled by hair.
The attempt was Bruce's second- when he was just 11-years old, he pulled a jet-fighter with his mane.