Up next on News 7 at Five-
Voters will decide whether Roanoke County gets a new Cave Spring high
Joe Dashiell will have details.
A teenager finds out if he'll be tried as an adult in the killing of a 15
year old girl.
Plus Michael Jackson is out of the hospital.
Clouds will stick around through Thursday and will likely drop some light
snow later tonight...radar pictures coming up.
And on Health Check-- the first treatment for Lou Gehrig's disease has been
Plus, the technology of ultrasound now has another use-- in preventing
needless breast biopsies.
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Roanoke County voters will have to study up before the next election. It
will be up to them if a new Cave Spring High School is built.
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GOod Evening this is NEWS-7 at FIVE, I'm Jean Jadhon.
This afternoon, the Roanoke County school board and the board of supervisors
tentatively approved a bond referendum-
It would be held next Spring so voters can decide whether they want to
build a replacement for Cave Spring High School.
JEAN/JOE DOUBLE BOX
Joe Dashiell is in the newsroom tonight with the details on that decision.
Jean, the official votes will come later this evening, but during a work
session this afternoon, both boards gave their blessings to a 40- million
dollar bond referendum.
IN Q=The package that will
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Jerry Canada/School Board Chairman; :22
OUT Q=of our school system.
((The package that will be presented to the voters in early April will
include 33 point-six million dollars for construction of a new south county
While Windsor Hills supervisor Lee Eddy said he hasn't decided whether he
will support construction of the new school, he did vote for the referendum.
And School Board Chairman Jerry Canada said he believes it is a package the
voters can support.
WRAP & TOSS BACK TO JEAN
The preliminary hearing for a 15-year old Bassett teen is still going on this
A judge could decide if Tommy Helms will be charged as a juvenile in the
murder of another 15-year old.
Tommy Helms appeared in court today to face a judge.
The Bassett teen is charged with first degree murder in the shooting death
of Lavina Scales.
Scale's body was discovered in October on a roadside in Henry County.
Authorities say after an intense investigation Helms became their primary
He later turned himself in and confessed to the shooting.
Trial number two for a Martinsville man accused of trying to kill his
girlfriend's father with a pipebomb-
Last summer Michael Draper's trial was declared a mistrial after a hung
Police say it all started in June of 930- when Draper shot his girlfriend's
father, Roy Hairiston-
Harriston was supposed to testify a few months later AGAINST Draper.
But a few days before the trial, a pipe bomb exploded in the parking lot
where Harriston worked
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The shrapnel from the bomb severely injured his friend, James Harris.
Police say all the evidence points to Draper.
The trial is expected to wrap up tomorrow.
Why was a prison parolee free on bond? That's when he allegedly murdered a
Virginia Tech student last week-
That question has bothered friends and family of Alex DeFilippis, and even
some law enforcement officers investigating his death.
Benjamin Lilly was paroled in July after serving time for hitting his
girlfriend with a bottle.
But when he was arrested in October for felony firearms possession and
attempted breaking and entering, he was freed after posting 25 thousand dollars
The assistant prosecutor says the law guarantees a right to bail except in
((SKIP SCHWAB/ASST. MONTGOMERY CO. PROSECUTOR: UNLESS THE JUDICIAL OFFICER
FINDS PROBABLE CAUSE TO BELIEVE THAT THE PERSON WOULD NOT APPEAR FOR TRIAL OR
THAT THEIR LIBERTY WOULD CONSTITUTE AN UNREASONABLE DANGER TO THEMSELVES OR THE
SUPER=01-Skip Schwab/Asst. Montgomery Co. Prosecutor;
OUT Q=or the public.
Schwab says Lilly was a known thief who sometimes got into fights.
But until now, he says there was never any reason to believe he would kill.
He's charged with capital murder in the death of DeFilippis.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Straight ahead on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- the struggle for power in the General
And two French pilots are released from captivity in Bosnia-- as the battle
on the hill continues--Capitol Hill that is.
On Health Check--
"Look Good, Feel Better"-- we'll tell you about the program that helps
cancer patients put on a pretty face.
Plus, it's an all-too-common accident-- slicing the hand, instead of the
Tech head coach Frank Beamer was in the Big Apple today--
Mike has details in his two minute ticker later on NEWS-7 at FIVE.
Two French combat pilots are home again, after being held captive in
A military jet brought the pair back to France.
The pilots were met with tears from family and a handshake from their
The two were shot down August 30th during NATO air strikes on the Serbs.
Meanwhile the Senate is delaying debate on the Bosnian peace effort-
saying it wants more details.
While the White House says the mission is clear.
((LT. GEN. HOWELL ESTES/JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF: WE'VE SAID MANY TIMES IT IS VERY
CLEAR AND VERY NARROLY FOCUSED TO ENSURE WE STAY FOCUSED ON EXACTLY WHAT THE
DAYTON AGREEMENT HAS AUTHORIZED THE MILITARY FORCES TO DO.))
SUPER=01-Lt. Gen. Howell Estes/Joint Chiefs of Staff; 00
OUT Q=MILITARY FORCES TO DO."
Senator Bob Dole wants more assurances that the Bosnian military will be
properly armed and trained.
Decisions keep getting made in Richmond, even while the sand is shifting
around Virginia's 20- 20 Senate.
Today, Republicans picked a leader.
Ellen Qualls is in our Richmond newsroom.
If Senate Democrats call their new leader a majority leader, but the Senate
is evenly split, what are Republicans calling their leader?
They're finessing, Jean.
They're calling him Republican "floor leader."
And the way things are going, the GOP may have NO need to assume the role of
the minority party.
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SUPER=01-Sen. Joe Benedetti/(R) Richmond; :18
OUT Q=Rocky Mount Democrat.
(( Republicans have returned former Minority Leader Joe Benedetti of Richmond
to their top spot in the Senate.
That's despite a challenge from one- term Williamsburg Senator Tommy Norment
on the grounds that Benedetti has been too accommodating to Democrats.
Benedetti says his victory is a vote for seniority.
((SEN. JOE BENEDETTI/R-RICHMOND: WE'LL WORK TOGETHER. HE IS TO BE MY
ASSISTANT OR THE ASSISTANT LEADER OF THE CAUCUS. SO THE TWO OF US WILL BE
WORKING TOGETHER TO IMPROVE OUR LOT.))
The floor leader position would take on monumental importance though if just
one Democrat were to vote with Republicans on the first day of the session.
((SEN. JOE BENEDETTI: WELL ANYBODY AND EVERYBODY IS WELCOME IN THE REPUBLICAN
TENT. AND VIRGIL GOODE OF COURSE IS IN THAT CATEGORY. WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE
Benedetti confirms there are some ongoing discussions with the Rocky Mount
Senator Goode was notably absent at last week's meeting of the Democratic
caucus he used to chair.
He told us by phone today, however, he will remain a Democrat and vote on
the issues as they arise.
(( Q&AIs he interested in the chairmanship of The Senate Finance Committee?
Jean, Senator Goode says no comment on that one.
But if he were, Democrats aren't likely to bump Senate President Pro Tem
Stanley Walker out of that role -- and it's in the Republicans' interest to
gain Goode's vote, so anything's possible.))
frank music under
Many people are buying compact discs and tapes for presents this holiday
many music lovers are flocking to the stores to purchase the tunes of ol'
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stocks bump next
Frank Sinatra has been entertaining fans around the world for decades, and
today he turns 80.
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News 7's Number One Frank Fan joins us from Blockbuster Music to tell us
more about "Old Blue Eyes" and how the Chairman is celebrating his birthday.
Patrick, is Frank still producing albums at 80?
SUPER=01-Chuck Knapp/Blockbuster Music;
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Don't go away-- the King of Pop makes his exit from a New York Hospital--
we'll have the latest on Michael Jackson's condition.
And on Health Check--
And it's use in preventing unecessary breast biopsies
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((IT REPRESENTS ONE OF THE EMERGING
TECHNOLOGIES THAT ARE AIMED AT DISTINGUISHING THE BENIGN FROM MALIGNANT TUMORS
WITHOUT TAKING THE TUMOR OUT. ))
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health bump next
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The world's first drug to treat-- but not cure-- Lou Gerhrig's disease has
just been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
Riluzole will be sold under the name Rilutek.
It doesn't slow the muscle deterioration or ease patients' symptoms.
But it is expected to help patients live about three months longer.
The illness, formally known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or A-L-S-
afflicts some 30-thousand Americans.
Yesterday on Health Check, we told you about Breast Biophysical Exams-- or
B-B-E, as a way to identify cancerous breast lumps.
Today, we'll focus on the use of ultrasound technology in examining women
for breast cancer.
A panel has just recommended the use of ultrasound to the F-D-A, as a
means to help prevent unecessary biopsy surgeries.
IN Q=This will
SUPER=01-Dr. John Galspy/UCLA Cancer Center; :15
SUPER=03-Los Angeles; :30
OUT Q=is necessary.
A new study finds that ultrasound technology, following a mammogram,
actually increases a doctor's ability to identify breast abnormalities-- and
may prevent some women from having to undergo a biopsy
IN Q=This will
((DR.JOHN GLASPY/UCLA CANCER CENTER: THIS WILL HOPEFULLY DECREASE THE NUMBER OF
BIOPSIES THAT ARE DONE. IT REPRESENTS ONE OF THE EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES THAT ARE
AIMED AT DISTINGUISHING THE BENIGN FROM MALIGNANT TUMORS WITHOUT TAKING THE
TUMOR OUT AND EXAMINING IT UNDER THE MICROSCOPE.))
Typically out of 100 biopsies, 80 are found to be benign, 20 are cancerous.
According to the study conducted by 14 medical institutions, by using
ultrasound after mammography, doctors determined 35-percent of biopsies could
have been avoided.
Approximately 700-thousand women undergo breast biopsies in the U.S. each
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((BOTH FOR PATIENT SAFETY AND CONVENSIANCE AND FOR HEALTH CARE COSTS
THERE IS A REAL NEED TO TRY TO ELIMINATE BREAST BIOPSIES OR TO DECREASE THE
PROPORTIN OF BREAST ABNORMALITIES WHERE A BIOPSY IS NECESSARY.))
Breast cancer remains the most common form of cancer in the U-S...with
about 180-thousand new cases detected each year.
Another development in this field-- three Universities are teaming up for
a new five-year, multi-million dollar study.
The mission-- to see if a different kind of high-tech scanning machine can
determine whether women with breast cancer really need to have lymph node
GRAPHIC=road to recovery
Hair loss is a common side affect of chemotherapy or radiation treatment.
Wigs and make-up help ease the change on the road to recovery.
But many cancer patients aren't familiar with wigs or cosmetics.
That's where a national organization called "Look Good...Feel Better" can
lend a helping hand.
The group provides wigs and make- up free of charge to patients who've
undergone chemo and radiation treatment.
Cosmetologists, like Ric Roach of Danville, donate their time.
IN Q=Through the
((RIC ROACH/COSMETOLOGIST: THROUGH THE USE OF MAKEUP AND WIGS, WE'RE ABLE TO
GIVE THEM LIFE BACK, THEY CAN GO OUT IN PUBLIC AND FACE PEOPLE AGAIN AND NOT BE
ASHAMED OF THEIR APPEARANCE.
CAROLE COUSINS HALE/CANCER PATIENT: TO GO AMONG YOUR FRIENDS AND CHURCH GROUP,
YOU DON'T WANT TO LOOK AS IF YOU'RE ILL, SO IT MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE IF YOU
KNOW HOW TO GUSSY YOURSELF UP A BIT. ))
SUPER=01-Ric Roach/Cosmetologist; :00
SUPER=01-Carole Cousins Hale/Cancer Patient; :10
OUT Q=up a bit.
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To find a cosmetologist in your hometown who's part of the "Look Good...Feel
Better" organization call 1-800-395-LOOK.
There is an injury that's showing up in the emergency room that's becoming
Especially on the weekends-- and especially in the mornings.
Apparently, one of the most common lacerations treated in the E-R is caused
by people slicing their hands instead of their bagels.
The advice, save your skin, and invest in a bagel slicer.
The Hokies are gearing up for the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans.
But the team is still savoring its very successful season as a member of the
Big East-- Let's hear more from Mike Stevens.
Good evening everybody and welcome to the two minute ticker on this Tuesday
Today was a big day in New York city for the six schools involved in this
year's college football bowl coalition.
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Led across the stage by Virginia Tech's Frank Beamer, all but Bobby Bowden
who joined the newsconference via satellite from Tallahassee, settled in for an
hour's worth of questions from the New York Media.
Beamer said there's no question Tech wouldn't be where it is without the Big
East. And he also said it's right much fun to run with the big Boys like
Holtz, Spurrier, and Osborne.
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((FRANK BEAMER/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...at va. tech."
Coming up at six, we'll have more on today's newsconferecne in the big Apple
as Frank Beamer takes a shot at ESPN's Lee Corso, and the rest of the coaches
talk about a possible 16 team playoff in the division one.
Miami's Don Shula and the Dolphins coaching staff have job security; at
least for a while. Last night they beat Kansas City 13-6.
Dan Marino threw only one touchdown pass, but that's all the Phins needed.
Terrell Buckley knocked this potential touchdown pass away to end the
chief's final threat with around a minute left in the game.
((TERRELL BUCKLEY/MIAMI CORNERBACK:))
((DON SHULA/MIAMI HEAD COACH:))
((DAN MARINO/MIAMI QUARTERBACK:))
SUPER=01-Terrell Buckley/Miami Cornerback; :00
SUPER=01-Don Shula/Miami Head Coach; :09
SUPER=01-Dan Marino/Miami Quarterback; :18
OUT Q=...on the road"
Coming up at 6, we will tell you about another post season award Tiki
Barber has received, but there is still more news 7 at 5 to come.
Michael Jackson walked out of a New York hospital today- smiling and
waving to fans.
But doctors say the singer will need a few days of bed rest and close
monitoring for several weeks.
The 37 year old suffered from an irregular heartbeat and low blood
Doctors say an intestinal virus and severe dehydration probably brought
on the problem.
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(ROBIN tosses to Jean)
One week ago, he was just an eye doctor...Now Robert Vogel has another job
as Lynchburg's newest city council member. Tonight he attends his first
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Keith Humphry has more on that story... Keith?
Jean, it's been a hectic week for Dr. Vogel as he's been trying to get up to
speed on a number of city issues.
Vogel was chosen from a field of 19- applicants to fill the seat vacated by
Preston Bryant who's heading to the General Assembly.
His nameplate went up this afternoon.. and he'll cast his first votes during
tonight's council session.
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We'll hear Dr. Vogel's thoughts about all this tonight on News7 at Six.
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