Up next on News 7 at five-
A Danville teen is charged in the shooting death of his best friend.
Washington gears up for the Million Man March.
Plus the man arrested in the 1982 Tylenol scare is free tonight.
The weekend won't be an entire loss. The rains of Saturday with move out by
The safety of the nation's blood supply will be a government priority.
On Health Check-- we'll tell you about the new Blood Safety Council.
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A 16-year old Danville teen is charged with shooting his best friend.
The victim's family says the two were playing a dangerous game.
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Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at FIVE, I'm Jean Jadhon.
Family members say they aren't harboring resentment toward the young man
who was charged.
Police say 14-year old Kevin Warren was shot in the neck with a revolver on
Family members say a witness told them Warren and his best friend were
apparently playing Russian Roulette.
They say there was only one bullet in the chamber.
Police today charged the 16- year old with involuntary manslaughter.
But family members are hoping the court system will go easy on the teen.
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White says some of her brother's organs have been donated.
The other teen is now in the custody of his parents.
Some who criticized the Blacksburg police officers for fatally wounding a
man who pulled a B-B gun, say a state police report doesn't do enough to
satisfy their questions.
Yesterday special prosecutor Gino Williams announced the officers were
justified in shooting Berman Maurice Taylor to protect themselves.
Some complained the white officers would not have fired 18 rounds if Taylor
Those people are holding out for results of the F-B-I's civil rights
((PAUL HENDRICKS: THAT'S HARD TO PICTURE, SOMEBODY GETTING SHOT THAT MANY
TIMES. ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU DON'T WEIGH NO MORE THAN 130 POUNDS, FIVE FOOT SIX,
FIVE-SEVEN. A 9 MILLIMETER WILL DROP YOU JUST LIKE THAT. ))
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The Montgomery County Human Relations Council hopes people with concerns
will take part in forums aimed at preventing similar events in the future.
((OSCAR WILLIAMS/MONT. CO. HUMAN RELATIONS COUNCIL: SO I WOULD ENCOURAGE THEM
TO JOIN WITH US IN DEVELOPING IDEA MODELS FOR OUR COMMUNITY-POLICE
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Williams is planning forums to involve groups from all segments of the
A leading suspect in the 1982 Tylenol murders is reportedly a free man
Employees at a federal prison in Oklahoma say James Lewis was released
Lewis was convicted of trying to extort money from Tylenol's
makers in a nationwide scare in 1982.
Seven people in the Chicago-area died from Tylenol capsules laced with
The killer was never identified, although investigators said
Lewis was a strong suspect.
He was arrested on the extortion charge after a two-month manhunt.
Lewis spent almost 13 years behind bars since his arrest.
The former head of Justice House is speaking out tonight...amid controversy
surrounding the facility.
For eight hours on Tuesday, the electricity and hot water were turned off
because of a delinquent account.
There are also other bills that haven't been paid.
So who's responsible?
David Hayden--who ran Justice House says he's not responsible-- and that
Roanoke Area Ministries took over when he left in January.
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((DAVID HAYDEN/FORMER JUSTICE HOUSE DIRECTOR: THEY CAME BACK TO ME WITH A
DECISION THAT THEY WERE GOING TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY, PURELY AND SIMPLY. AND SO
THAT TRANSFER TOOK PLACE OFFICIALLY. ))
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But RAM officials say they never had concrete plans to start running Justice
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((WENDY MOORE/ROANOKE AREA MINISTRIES: NO WE HAVE NOT, NOT EVER. NOR DID WE
EVER GO ON RECORD AND EVER SAY THAT WE WOULD TAKE IT OVER. ))
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Both Hayden and Moore agree that the people living in Justice House need
help, and need it fast.
Moore says right now RAM is trying to provide emergency financial
assistance to any resident who wants to move out of the facility.
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Up next on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- plans for passenger rail service in Southwest
Virginia are chugging along--
And African American men throughout the nation are heading to Washington DC
for the Million Man March.
Can't remember what you ate for lunch? If you're dieting, there may be a
That's coming up on Health Check.
A big highschool rivalry is only a few hours away--
As Salem and Pulaski hit the grid-iron--a live report, a little later on
NEWS-7 at FIVE.
The hi- tech tilt train is one step closer to coming 'round the mountain
into Lynchburg, Roanoke and points southwest to Bristol.
A private consultant is backing up state predictions about a Bristol to
Washington rail corridor.
The tilt- train could offer daily passenger train service to southwest
Virginia for an initial cost of about 54- million dollars.
State engineers say their earlier predictions were good ones.
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((LEO BEVON/RAIL & PUBLIC TRANS. DEPT.: WE THINK SO. WE THINK THAT THIS
APPEARS TO BE A VERY FEASIBLE BUSINESS VENTURE. THAT IT APPEARS THAT OVER TIME
THAT THE OPERATING REVENUES SHOULD COVER THE OPERATING COSTS OVER TIME.))
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The train is projected to start turning a profit by the year 2007.
But the General Assembly won't get final numbers from a more-detailed study
before its 1997 session.
African American men from across the country are heading to Washington DC-
They'll take part in Monday's Million Man March on the Mall in Washington.
Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan orchestrated the event.
But not all African Americans are happy about it.
Women have been excluded from the march.
Some say anything seeking to make women lesser partners is NOT considered
a positive step.
He's an 86- year- old physicist who is against nuclear weapons.
He is Joseph (Rot-blat) Rotblat. Today he and his anti-nuclear weapons
group were awarded the 1995 Nobel Peace Prize.
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((JOSEPH ROTBLAT/NOBEL PEACE PRIZE WINNER: I HOPE MOST SCIENTIST WILL NOW BE
ENCOURAGED TO THINK SERIOUSLY ABOUT THE SOCIAL IMPLICATION SOF THEIR WORK.))
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OUT Q=IMPLICATIONS OF THEIR WORK."
Rotblat says it's the citizens' task to convince governments the world
will be safer without nuclear weapons.
The Norwegian awarding committee said its choice of Rotblat was in
protest to France and China's testing of nuclear weapons-
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Rain or shine, the parade will go on in Blackburg tomorrow- Patrick Evans
gives us a preview of the homecoming festivities at Tech.
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Virginia Tech students, fans, alumni and players will celebrate homecoming
tomorrow afternoon in a game against Akron.
The day begins with a parade through campus with floats from many of the
Greek organizations at Tech
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and Patrick Evans joins us from the staging area.
Patrick, tell us about the Homecoming activities.
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Straight ahead on NEWS-7 at FIVE -- The Roanoke Civic will be transformed
into the Roundhouse tonight for the Express season opener...
And on Health Check--
the Medical Week in Review--
Another reason to avoid saturated fat.
Plus-- What's music to our ears may not be so healthy for these musicians'
AND some good news for pregnant women.
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The government is zeroing in on ways to protect the nation's blood supply,
in the wake of the AIDS crisis.
Donna Shalala, Health and Human Services Secretary, says keeping the
supply safe will now be the responsibility of the government's highest-level
The Blood Safety Council will be charged with detecting blood-borne threats
and finding ways to avoid them.
The council's first challenge is to decide whether to track down thousands
who may have contracted hepatitis C from transfusions before 1990-- when blood
banks first began testing for the virus.
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Government scientists have rejected an attempt to ban the popular
arthritis drug "feldene".
However, an F-D-A Advisory Committee is debating whether doctors and
patients should be better warned about gastrointestinal dangers from several
drugs in the same family as feldene.
Those drugs have been linked to thousands of hospitalizations and deaths
Now, the rest of the week's medical news from Dr. Emily Senay.
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Researchers say they may have yet another reason to convince Americans to
cut the fat in their diet.
Most people already know a low fat diet will help decrease their chances of
heart disease and cancer.
Now scientists at the University of Wisconsin say that it may also decrease
the chances of blindness
They say diets rich in saturated fat and cholesterol seem to increase the
risk of macular degeneration by 80%. This deteriorating condition is the most
common cause of blindness in Senior Citizens.
A safe and non-addictive pain killer could be a step closer to reality.
The opiates heroin and morphine
are commonly caused to ease extreme pain-- but they are addictive. Now doctors
in France say they've found a chemical in the brain that seems to increase the
sensitivity to pain.
the discovery could lead to the development of a drug to block this chemical--
and therefore pain, without causing addiction.
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It may be music to our ears, but it could be havoc to their eyes.
A new study says that brass musicians suffer sharp increases in eye
pressure while playing high notes-- putting them at high risk for glaucoma and
blindness which can be caused by
increased eye pressure.
Scientists say the pressure increases when musician strains to force air
through the instrument.
Of the 30 people tested, eye pressure was the highest among trumpet and french
Pregnant women should worry less about one thing. Stillbirth. A study
published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that the chance of
delivering a stillborn baby has declined 70% over the past three decades. They
speculate this decline is due to improved pre-natal care but older women still
run a much higher risk of still birth than younger women.
Though they say that all women now have an excellent chance of having a
That's the medical week in review. I'm Dr. Emily Senay for CBS News, Ne
If you're on a diet and you can't remember what you had for lunch, don't be
British researchers say dieting is bad for a person's memory and powers of
But apparently the dip in mental performance has nothing to do with poor
Rather one expert says it's all psychological-- as dieters get
anxious thinking about food and come up short on faculties for daily tasks.
The annual Native American Indian Summer Pow Wow has kicked off in Roanoke
The weekend-long event started today at Green Hill Park.
The spiritual leader of the (Mon-a-kin) Monacan tribe says there are plenty
of activities for everyone.
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((GEORGE WHITEWOLF/MONACAN TRIBE: HOOP DANCING, AZTEC FIRE DANCING, AND DEER
DANCE. ALL KINDS OF THINGS AND THEN TOMORROW AND SUNDAY WILL BE JUST GENERAL
DANCING. ALL KINDS OF ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS AND ADULTS BOTH.))
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The Pow Wow is open to the public tomorrow from ten in the morning until
nine at night and Sunday from ten until six.
The Express skates into the Roundhouse tonight for its season opener.
Also tonight-- a huge highschool football rivalry-- here's Mike Stevens
with all the details.
Good afternoon everyone, welcome to our Friday ticker. There are 16 games on
our Friday Football Extra schedule tonight..
The always heated rivalry between Salem and Pulaski will be rekindled
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and Steve Mason joins us from The Cougars Den with Pulaski Head Coach Joel
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Mike, Salem is 5 and OH on the season while Pulaski started 1 and 2. The
Cougars have battled back as of late, winning two straight and seem to be back
Joining me to talk about the up start cats is their head coach Joel Hicks.
Coach talk about this game with Sale. What does it mean as far as pride goes in
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(B-ROLL OVER SECOND QUESTION!!)
Coach, last Friday, you beat Franklin County 41-16. Talk about that
performance and how key it was coming itno tonight.
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Mike, game time is scheduled for 8pm. At six, we will hear from Salem coach
Willis White's thoughts on this game.
There are number of interesting game for week number seven tonight.
Here's the Friday Football Extra menu.
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The Roanoke Express opens the 1995-96 ECHL regular season tonight at the
Roundhouse at 7:30.
The opponent tonight is the defending league champion, Richmond.
There is absolutely no love lost between these two teams, and Frank Anzalone
could care less that their helping to christen the new season tonight.
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((FRANK ANZALONE/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:))
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Roy Stanley will be here at six with your college game day previews.
I'll see you tonight at 11:35 on Friday Football Extra.
Have a nice weekend everybody.
take a break
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Some plans by General Motors could dramatically change where you shop for a
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Keith Humphry's here to bring us up to speed.
The automobile giant has a four-point-plan to restructure its dealership
It calls for dealers to stop selling imports in the same showroom as G-M
G-M also wants to relocate some dealers; put them in busier commercial
Motorists in rural areas would have to travel farther to get their cars
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Jean we'll have more on that coming up on News-7 at SIX.
That's News-7 at Five. Have a nice weekend. Good Night.