01/01/06

News 7 at 6


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GRAPHIC=News7@6 Happy New Year everyone, I'm Myranda


Stephens.

<< *CG standup Myranda Stephens
mstephens@wdbj7.com


*CG standup Grant Kittelson
gkittelson@wdbj7.com


*CG standup Brent Watts >>
bwatts@wdbj7.com
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GRAPHIC=Fire The New Year didn't start off


well for some residents at one Roanoke
apartment.

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*CG locator Roanoke

Fire and rescue crews responded
to a fire in the one-hundred block of
18th Street -- around four this
afternoon.

They found heavy smoke and fire,
but quickly got the blaze under
control.

Three people escaped the
apartment without injuries.

The Red Cross has been contacted
to offer the family assistance.

Though the fire was contained to
the bedroom, damages are estimated at
about 100-thousand dollars.

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GRAPHIC=None Many New Year's resolutions


revolve around getting and staying
healthy.

And for SOME seniors, that may be
easier now that a new Medicare program
is in place.

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Jeremy Butterfield joins us to
explain.

Myranda, today the new one of a
kind Medicare Part D program went into
affect.

LIVE=Jeremy full from BAM with NEWS 7 LIVE FULL


at 6 GRX and although enrollment has been
down, one local pharmacists says he
sees a definite need for the program.

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*CG locator Roanoke
:00


*CG 2line Brandon Pace
Kroger Pharmacy Manager
:09

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OQ= The new year brought with it a


new medicare program.

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BRANDON PACE:WITH THE AVERAGE MEDICARE
PATIENT HAVING HEART DISEASE, DIABETES,
DIFFERENT HEALTH CONDITIONS, CERTAINLY
ENROLLING IN ONE OF THESE PLANS MIGHT
BE A VERY GOOD IDEA FOR PEACE OF MIND.

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OQ= January 1st marks the first day


that Pace can begin accepting Medicare
Part D cards.

Unfortunately, there may not be
to many cards coming in.

Enrollment for the new
prescription drug program has been less
than stellar.

And reports say that may be due
to seniors not being able to determine
which plan is best suited for their
needs.

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PACE:THERE ARE A LOT OF DIFFERENT PLANS
IN THIS AREA ALONE THERE IS PROBABLY 20
DIFFERENT PLANS TO CHOOSE FROM. BUT

LIKE I SAID UNFORTUNATELY THE BEST
INFORMATION IS FOUND ONLINE AND LESS
THAN 25 PERCENT OF SENIORS HAVE ACCESS
TO THE INTERNET AND COMPUTER ACCESS SO
A LOT OF THEM ARE LEFT IN THE DARK AS
FAR AS BEING ABLE TO COMPARE THE PLANS
OBJECTIVELY.

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OQ= Part D is the first prescription


drug coverage program that has been
offered through medicare.

And Pace hopes the millions of
potential seniors who have not signed
up for the program will take advantage
of it.

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THE COST OF MEDICATION HAS ALWAYS BEEN
AN ISSUE FOR SENIOR CITIZENS ON A FIXED
INCOME.

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Medicare says the average premium
for the program will be about 32
dollars.

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But Myranda, folks only have
until May 15th before that premium

begins to rise.
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GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident A Hillsville man was found dead


this morning after State Police say he
wrecked his pick-up truck yesterday
afternoon.

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*CG file Courtesy: David Young,
Hillsville VFD Police say 55-year-old Danny
Castle Midkiff was found dead inside
his truck around 10 o'clock.

Troopers say Midkiff ran off of
the left side of Route 52 near Fancy
Gap and struck a tree.

The crash killed him instantly.

Midkiff's truck wasn't spotted
until this morning.

Police say he was NOT wearing a
seat belt.

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*CG file Courtesy: David Young,
Hillsville VFD Also in Carroll County --
Hillsville firefighters were called out
to this C-V-S pharmacy after an elderly
woman crashed into the side of the
building.

Police say the woman was
apparently trying to back out of her
parking spot, and accidentally put her
vehicle into drive.

No one was hurt.

Police are investigating the
accident.

There's no estimate as to how
much damage was done.

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GRAPHIC=None An *18-year-old driver* is being


charged with reckless driving after
hitting a Bedford police officer last

night.

Officer T.E. Stanley was going back
to his squad car after a stop on Martin
Luther King boulevard, when a
truck-mirror hit him in the shoulder.

David Dudley was charged with
reckless driving after leaving and
coming back to the scene.

Stanley was treated for minor
injuries at the hospital.
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GRAPHIC=NONE Police in Lynchburg are looking


for two men suspected of stabbing
another man as he left the grocery
store last night.

21-year-old *Allen Keys of
Gladys* was stabbed by an unknown man
after leaving Food Land on Memorial
Avenue.

Two men approached Keys as he
left the parking lot.

Police say one of the suspects
stabbed Keys in the right side.
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If you have any information about
the incident, please call Central

Virginia Crimestoppers at
1-800-798-5900.

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GRAPHIC=VT Gator Bowl Many people only think of


football players as athletes who are
solely focused on playing the brutal
sport. But for one Hokie who will
wrap up his career at this year's Gator
Bowl -- there has been much more to
life in Blacksburg than just putting on
the Pads.

Travis Wells has the portrait of
an artist who is also a linebacker.

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*CG locator Jacksonville, FL
:00


*CG locator Blacksburg
:15


*CG 2line James Anderson
VT Senior Linebacker

:24


*CG 2line Vince Hall
VT Sophomore Linebacker
1:23


*CG 2line Darryl Tapp
VT Senior Captain
1:35


*CG standup Travis Wells
twells@wdbj7.com
2:31



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Still to come on News 7...a look
back on the LOCAL health stories that
made headlines in 2005.

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Plus...a look forward in our

January weather Almanac.
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Still to come... Travis Wells
will have a live report from
Jacksonville.

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Plus, we'll take a look back at
the medical breakthroughs for 2005.
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GRAPHIC=None Each week, News 7 strives to bring

HealthCheck 7 Banner you information related to your health
-- from medical breakthroughs to
research taking place in our region.

Tonight Health Check Reporter Joy
Sutton takes a look back at 2005 and
some of the medical stories that made
history.

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*CG 2line Steve Deso
Virginia Tech Student
:08


*CG 2line Dr. Alan Henry
Breast Care Specialists
:52, QUICK


*CG 2line Dr. Daniel Osimani
Cardiologist

1:31


*CG 2line Johnna Stamper
Patient
1:55


*CG reporter Joy Sutton
jsutton@wdbj7.com
2:12



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Virginia Tech is often in the fore
front when it comes to research. In
2005, tech students received national
recognition for their role in using
artificial muscle to make this robotic
arm work.

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A COMPETITION WHERE YOU'RE
DEMONSTRATING THAT IT CAN ACTUALLY
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In another lab at Virginia Tech,

the work of a Peter Vickland
(Vick-IS-LAND) got the attention of
the U-S government last year. His early
research showed that Triclosan a main
ingredient in some home antibacterial
products may produce a harmful by
product suspected of causing cancer
when it mixes with the chlorine in tap
water.

TAPE 505-08 @ 18:01

In Roanoke in 2005, a local clinic
was making history as one of a dozen
locations in the country studying a
device that could help diagnose breast
cancer. The comfort scan could help
doctors determine if a tumor is
cancerous or not. The hope is that
could help women avoid unnecessary
biopsies.

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And here Roanoke you'll also find
the latest technology in treating
cancer of the brain and spinal tumors.
In 2005 the Carilion Cancer Center of

Western Virginia showed of it's new
robotic system, the Cyberknife.

This device is used to the find exact
location of a tumor and then deliver
the radiation to destroy the cancer.

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Last year Montgomery Regional
Hospital also unveiled some of its new
technology, a digital imaging system
that can show even the tiniest of blood
vessels from head to toe to look for
blockages or other problems, that's
particularly important when it comes to
the heart, because heart disease is the
number one killer of men and women.

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2005 also brought local patients a new
treatment for snoring and sleep apnea

that didn't require surgery but a short
office visit at Head & Neck Medicine &
Surgery of Southwest Virginia. The
Pillar implant system requires
inserting three implants in the soft
tissue of the mouth to stiffen the
palate and thereby helping people to
breath easier at night.

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Getting tested for HIV and AIDS also
got a lot quicker in 2005 in the
Roanoke Valley, thanks to the Rapid HIV
test offered at the Drop-In Center. It
requires taking a swab from inside the
mouth and the results are ready in
about 20 minutes.

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And finally in our health year in
review, two new vaccines were
introduced in 2005. They included one
for preventing meningitis in children
11 and older called Menactra
(Men-Nack-truh). Health officials
expect this vaccine will last longer
than previous various perhaps offering
life long immunity.


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The second vaccine introduced last
year was adolescents and adults for
preventing pertussis or what many refer
to as whooping cough. In the past
decade there has been a 700-percent
increase in reported cases. That's a
look back at 2005. Stay tuned for more
stories affecting your health on News 7
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GRAPHIC=None Coming up it's the final week of


the regular season in the N-F-L and we
will get updated on all the action this
sunday. Before the College Bowl Games
take center stage tommorrow including
the Gator Bowl


LIVE=Travis full Starlink from LIVE FULL

Jacksonville


*CG standup Travis Wells
twells@wdbj7.com


*CG live Jacksonville, FL











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GRAPHIC=Gator Bowl On a Normal New Year's day, many


a college football fan is on the couch
with a bottle of asprin and watching
wall to wall bowl games. But with the
first falling on a Sunday it's the
N-F-L domain. Pushing games like the

Gator Bowl back to Monday. That Gives
the Hokies an extra day to wait for
their game against Louisville in
Jacksonville,

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Which is where we find our own
Travis Wells who hasn't been on the
couch at all today.

LIVE=Travis full Starlink LIVE FULL

*CG standup Travis Wells
twells@wdbj7.com


*CG live Jacksonville, FL



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*CG locator Jacksonville, FL
:00


*CG 2line Jimmy Williams
VT Senior Cornerback
:17


*CG 2line Darryl Tapp
VT Senior Defensive End

:30


*CG 2line Brandon Johnson
Louisville Linebacker
:42


*CG 2line Bobby Petrino
Louisville Head Coach
1:04


*CG 2line Frank Beamer
19th Year at Virginia Tech
1:32





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Thanks alot Travis, it's finally
game day tommorrow for the Hokies and
Cardinals we'll see you then.
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GRAPHIC=Falcons As we mentioned early with it


being Sunday the N-F-L taking center
stage and the Atlanta Falcons couldn't
make the playoffs but they could affect
the picture by beating Carolina at
home.

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*CG locator Atlanta, GA
Fox Well Mike Vick and company looked
like they had left for the off-season
early cause they didn't show up.

Panthers Q-B Jake Delhomme
tackled on the Georgia Dome Turf, and
we've got ourselves a half moon on new
year's day, But as all tough players
do, go get some tape and get back out
their.

Delhomme may have enjoyed the
breeze as he threw a 12 yard touchdown
pass to Ricky Proehl to give Carolina
the lead at 7 to nothing.


and it would do nothing but get
bigger, the lead, not the hole in
Delhomme's pants. Deshaun Foster busts
off a 70 yard touchdown to right side
and he's not going to be caught by the
Falcons defense. That made it 14 to 3
Panthers. Foster finished the day with
165 yards rushing.

*CG final Carolina Big plays came through the air as well. 44 Delhomme to Steve Smith from 42 yards Atlanta out and Carolina rolls the Falcons 44 11 to 11.

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GRAPHIC=None January is here, and it's


typically a busy month in the weather
world. For what we can expect for the
first FULL month of winter, here's

Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner.

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leo@wdbj7.com



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