Up next on News 7 at five-
A suspect is stopped after a dramatic chase last night.
Today he's in court. We'll have a live report.
Some Republican presidential candidates are dropping out- We'll tell you
who's in and who's out.
Plus F-Lee Baily could be trading in his designer suit for prison blues.
Just as moisture leaves the area tomorrow, bitter cold air returns. Details
On Health Check-- the latest treatment for arthritis pain.
Though it's a natural substance that's getting kudos from some patients,
the medical community isn't so relieved.
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A man wanted on several charges is arrested after a highspeed multi-county
chase ending in Roanoke.
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Good Evening, this is NEWS-7 at Five, I'm Jean Jadhon.
It was a dramatic scene last night-- The harrowing trip started in
Bedford county and ended abruptly at the corner of Orange Avenue and Hollins
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That's where Kimberly McBroom joins us now.
Kim, I understand the suspect was arraigned this morning?
That's right, Jean.
22- year- old Shawn Michael Love of Prince George County is being held
without bond in Roanoke.
Love faces a list of charges nearly as long as the chase he prompted last
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An unsuspecting motorist and this intersection marked the dramatic end of
Shawn Love's alleged state- wide crime spree.
Love was wanted in Prince George County for attempted murder.
But it was his alleged robberies of three motels in Lynchburg and Amherst
County that eventually gave him away.
An A- P- B alerted Bedford county authorities shortly before 10 p-m.
Moments later, a deputy who had stopped to eat at a McDonald's spotted
Love's vehicle at the restaurant.
That's where the chase began.
At his arraignment this morning, Love was brought into court in a wheelchair
and had visible scars on his face.
But that apparently didn't sway the court in his favor--
Love is charged with two misdemeanors and a felony.
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The felony charge is attempted malicious wounding-- the misdemeanors are
reckless driving and failure to stop for a police car.
It is the aftershock of Junior Tuesday- where Senator Bob Dole won eight
out of eight primaries.
Former Tennessee Governor Lamar Alexander pulled out of the race today
putting his support behind Dole.
((LAMAR ALEXANDER/R- FORMER PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: SO I'M HERE TODAY TO END MY
CAMPAIGN FOR THE PRESIDENCY AND TO CONGRATULATE SENATOR BOB DOLE AND TO OFFER
HIM MY FULL SUPPORT.))
SUPER=01-Lamar Alexander/(R) Former Presidential Candidate;
OUT Q=MY FULL SUPPORT.
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Indiana Senator Dick Lugar also called it quits today-
He was never able to garner enough votes to be in contention.
Lugar also threw his support behind Bob Dole.
((SEN. DICK LUGAR/R- FORMER PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: THE APPARENT NOMINEE IS A
MAN FOR WHOM I HAVE GREAT ADMIRATION. SENATOR BOB DOLE OF KANSAS AND I LOOK
FORWARD TO HIS PRESIDENCY.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Dick Lugar/(R) Former Presidential Candidate;
OUT Q=forward to his presidency."
Bob Dole's campaign got another shot in the arm today-
-an endorsement from Texas Governor George Bush Junior.
Dole calls it the icing on the cake.
((SEN. BOB DOLE/R- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: IT'S VERY TIMELY WITH SUPER TUESDAY
COMING UP. TEXAS WITH A LOT OF DELEGATES IS A VERY IMPORTANT STATE. THE
GOVERNORS' TELLING ME ABOUT A POLL THAT SHOWS ME BEATING BILL CLINTON IN HIS
STATE BY 56 TO 40 PERCENT. THAT WAS JUST RELEASED YESTERDAY SO THAT'S GOOD
SUPER=01-Sen. Bob Dole/(R) Presidential Candidate;
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Meanwhile Steve Forbes supporters say his campaign is picking up steam.
It also picked up the support of former Housing Secretary Jack Kemp today.
((STEVE FORBES/R-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: THIS CAMPAIGN HAS GOTTEN AN ENORMOUS
BOOST TODAY. JACK JOINS OTHER IDEA PEOPLE FROM POLITICS, POLITICAL LIFE.))
SUPER=01-Steve Forbes/(R) Presidential Candidate:
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Pat Buchanan was in Miami hoping to win the support of Florida voters.
((PAT BUCHANAN/R- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: WE STAND UP AGAINST THE ESTABLISHMENT
IN WASHINGTON WHICH IS TERRIFIED OF THE IDEAS OF MIDDLE AMERICA. WE REPRESENT
MAIN STREET, NOT WALL STREET.))
SUPER=01-Pat Buchanan/(R) Presidential Candidate;
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Florida's primary is part of Super Tuesday next week.
New York's primary is tomorrow.
The lawyers seemed to agree on one thing today.
Christy Brzonkala's case against Virginia Tech is not just about rape.
It goes well beyond any attempt to hold the University responsible for the
actions of two of its football players.
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Keith Humphry is here to tell us what happened in federal court.
Brzonkala contends she was denied an education.
In court today for the first time since the complaint was filed late last
year, Brzonkala's lawyer argued that
her client had no choice but to drop out of Tech, after the two football
players she says raped her were allowed to stay.
She's suing the University, claiming she was denied the educational
opportunity originally offered her by Tech under "title-nine."
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((EILEEN WAGNER/BRZONKALA'S ATTORNEY: BUT IF WE CAN MAKE A TITLE IX CASE,
EVERYBODY AGREES WE'RE ENTITLED TO MONEY.
Q: AND I'VE HEARD A LOT OF PEOPLE SAY THAT WHAT THIS CASE IS ABOUT IS MONEY.
THAT YOU SEE HIGH-PROFILE, FAMOUS PEOPLE AND THAT SOMEBODY OUGHT TO BE WILLING
TO SETTLE FOR SOME LARGE CASH SUM.
NOT A STATE UNIVERSITY. THE LAW OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA PUTS VERY
SEVERE LIMITS ON WHAT A UNIVERSITY CAN SETTLE ANYTHING FOR. AND IF YOU KNEW THE
NUMBERS YOU WOULD WONDER WHY IT IS THAT I TAKE THESE CASES.))
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Tech says this case is actually about money and publicity... that all the
attention this case is getting in the press and on T-V is designed to force the
University into a settlement.
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Jean, the lawyers have until the 22nd to file briefs, then Judge Jackson
Kiser is due to make a ruling, perhaps sometime next month.
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Straight ahead--the road to becoming a registered voter has just gotten a
And will part of the famed "Dream Team" spend time behind bars??
Defense Attorney F-Lee Bailey has run out of time-- we'll explain.
A new study finds not only is dog man's best friend....but your pet pooch
may also be the key to lowering your blood pressure.
That's coming up on Health Check.
What's perched above Interstate 581 --and celebrating a very special
Patrick has the answer a little later on NEWS-7 at FIVE.
Defense lawyer F-Lee Bailey has run out of time.
Thirty minutes ago, a grim-faced Bailey reported to U-S marshals in
This comes after a court order for him to report to jail for contempt of
court IF he couldn't come up with two-point-three million dollars by five
Recently Bailey refused to produce money and stocks entrusted to him by a
former client in a drug case.
Blacksburg police are finally laying to rest the case of a double murder-
suicide last month.
It happened at 233 Fairfax Pointe.
Police say Donald Anderson arrived at the home of his friend, Susan Asbury,
and encountered her estranged husband, Robert Asbury.
((LT. B.E. BRADBERY/BLACKSBURG POLICE: ROBERT ASBURY SHOT ANDERSON TWO TIMES
WHILE ANDERSON WAS IN THE KITCHEN, AND THE SHOTS KNOCKED HIM UNCONSCIOUS.
ANDERSON WAS MOVED TO THE BOTTOM OF THE STEPS NEAR THE ENTRANCEWAY, WHERE IT
APPEARS FOUR MORE SHOTS WERE FIRED BY ASBURY, TWO OF WHICH STRUCK ANDERSON. ))
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Bradbery says Asbury hid Anderson's body in the garage.
When Susan got home, Asbury apparently assaulted her, then took her to an
upstairs bedroom and shot her four times before turning the gun on himself.
Bradbery says Asbury was apparently upset over his marital problems with
Virginia revved up its engines today to try to sign up more than one and
half million unregistered but eligible voters.
Dep. of Motor vehicle, welfare and other state offices started handing out
voter applications as part of the federally- mandated Motor Voter law.
At the State Capitol, Democrats cheered the move and bashed the Governor.
They say Allen was dragged kicking and screaming into a new era after
fighting the federal government in court.
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((SEN. JOE GARTLAN/D-FAIRFAX: WELL TO A CERTAIN EXTENT I THINK IT WAS THE
TRADITIONAL POSTURING OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE A VIEW OF FEDERAL STATE RELATIONS
THAT'S CONSTITUTIONALLY UNSOUND AND HAS BEEN FOR 200 YEARS. IT TAKES AWHILE TO
IMPRESS THEM. AND IT'S A NEW GENERATION THAT COMES ON.))
((DEL. JEAN CUNNINGHAM/D-RICHMOND: WHAT MOTOR VOTER WILL ALLOW IS THAT THOSE
WHO WANT TO VOTE CAN REGISTER EASIER. THE COAL MINERS AND THE FACTORY WORKERS
AND THE CEOS AN THE MOTHERS OF FOUR CAN ALL REGISTER.))
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Virginia taxpayers are shelling out more than one million dollars to put
Motor Voter into effect.
You don't have to be a native of Roanoke to recognize St Andrews Catholic
But most people may not know the history of this artistic landmark.
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The Bell at Saint Andrews Catholic Church celebrates a momentous occasion,
it's been around one full century.
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Patrick Evans joins us from Saint Andrews to tell us more about the bell's
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Still to come-- U-V-A basketball's top recruit may face jail time after an
incident on the grounds of the University.
On Health Check-- a new over-the counter supplement is helping some
arthritis patients find pain relief.
But the jury is still out in the medical community.
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((AS A SCIENTIST I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT NO ONE CAN FIND MERIT IN GLUCOSAMINE.
IT IS HOW OUR BODIES WORK. ))
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40-million Americans of all ages suffer from arthritis.
The pain can be so bad, it can interfere with basic living.
Some patients though say they're finding relief in an over-the counter
supplement....which might eventually lead to a cure.
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SUPER=01-Dr. Alan Kaell/Rheumatologist; 1:11
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((BEFORE SHE WAS ON IT, MOLLY WASN'T WALKING, SHE WAS IN A LOT OF PAIN...SHE
JUST LOOKED MISERABLE. ))
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Six -year-old Molly Hauck has juvenile rheumatoid arthritis...she's been
taking Glucosamine, a natural supplement-- it's relieved her severe pain,
allowing her to leave behind her wheelchair.
68-year-old Paul Huebler also credits the supplement for relieving the pain
caused by his osteo-arthritis.
How does it work? Glucosamine is found naturally in our joints....so the
theory goes that glucosamine isn't just relieving pain, but actually repairing
damage done to cartilage.
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((DR. LUKE BUCCI/BIOCHEMIST: IT CAN ACTUALLY REVERSE EARLY TO MIDDLE STAGES OF
DEGENERATIVE JOINT DISEASES OR OSTEOARTHRITIS. THAT'S A BIG STATEMENT CAUSE
THE CURRENT THINKING IS THAT YOU CAN'T REVERSE ARTHRITIS BUT YOU ACTUALLY CAN.
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Dr Luke Bucci, a biochemist and nutritionist-- has written a book called
"Pain Free"-- on the benefits of Glucosamine. He's dismayed that more doctors
aren't using it in arthritis treatments.
But in a public information memo released this week, the Arthritis
Foundation says it cannot recommend glucosamine sulfate as a treatment for
osteoarthritis or any other form of arthritis.
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((DR. ALAN KAELL/RHEUMATOLOGIST: WHEN THEY SAY ARTHRITIS THEY WILL APPEAL
ACROSS THE BOARD TO 100 DIFFERENT TYPES AND THAT IS WHERE WE RUN INTO SOME
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While studies in Europe are promising, glucosamine hasn't been put through
rigorous testing here in the U.S.
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((DR. ALAN KAELL/THE PRODUCTS ARE NOT UNDER PRE-MARKET APPROVAL BY THE FDA
BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT DRUGS AND THERE ARE NOT A LOT OF LONG TERM STUDIES TO
INDICATE BENEFITS. ))
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But for some people, there's already enough proof.
This doctor has recommended Glucosamine to more than 300 patients, after
using it for his own bad back.
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((DR. LARRY BADER/OSTEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN & PATIENT: WITHIN A MONTH I HAD LOST
MAYBE 50 PERCENT OF MY CHRONIC
PAIN AND I HAD QUIT LAYING AROUND ON THE COUCH AS MUCH AND BY THE TIME I HIT 2
1/2 MONTHS, I COULD HONESTLY SAY I'D LOST 90 PERCENT OF MY BACK PAIN. IT JUST
WORKS, THAT ALL. ))
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Glucosamine is now being studied for it's effects on dogs with hip displasia
This doctor is measuring improvement through a dog's range of motion and
ability to put pressure on joints.
Maybe you saw our report yesterday on stress-busting-- we've got more
It turns out, when you need to decrease stress, you may be better off with
your dog than your spouse.
A study in New York put people in simulated stressful situations alone,
with their spouses, with friends and with their pet dogs.
The subjects all showed the least amount of tension with their dog, and the
highest stress level with their spouse.
The researcher's reasoning-- because, quote, "dogs are non-evaluative and
they love us."
A U-V-A basketball top recruit is making news but it isn't on the court.
Steve Mason has more on Melvin Whittaker's legal troubles in tonight's Ticker.
Good afternoon everyone, a lot to cram into our Wednesday ticker, so lets
get right to it. Melvin Whittaker, the University of Virginia's top basketball
prospect for next season, has been charged with malicious wounding.
The 6'10" Whittaker spent today in a Charlottesville court in a bond
hearing where a bail of 10 thousand dollars was set.
According a UVA source, Whittaker was playing basketball at Slaughter
Recreation Center, on the Virginia campus. Whittaker quit playing and left
after he exchanged words with UVA football player Maurice Anderson. Outside of
the recreation center, Whittaker, who played at Hargrave Military, and Anderson
again had words and, Whittaker slashed Anderson across the face with a sharp
Whittaker was released under his own recognizance. More on that story at 6.
Lots of other basketball news to hit on today. The Big East Tournament
tipped off this afternoon at Madison Square Garden in the Big Apple.
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Jim beheim and his 13th ranked Syracuse team topped the Fighting Irish of
Notre Dame 76 to 55 in the opening round.
John Wallace led the Orangemen attack, scoring 32 points on the day. 20 of
his points came in the second half. Syracuse has now won for the ninth time in
10 games and has beaten the Irish for the second time in 5 days.
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In one other Big East tournament game; Seton Hall beat West Virginia 80 to 78.
Adrian Griffin scored this shot wit just one second left in the game to lift
the Pirates over the Mounties.
Closer to home; the Big South Women's tournament is set to tip off tomorrow
afternoon. It;s a new season because the winner og the tourney advances to the
((RICK REEVES/LIBERTY UNIVERSITY COACH:))
SUPER=01-Rick Reeves/Liberty Head Coach; :00
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Coming up at six; UVA talks about the ACC tourney. But stay where you are,
more news 7 at 5 to come.
After 54-years, a volcano in Japan erupted today.
Thirty people living nearby evacuated their homes, schools suspended
classes after volcanic tremors were recorded on Tuesday evening.
Mount Komagatake, on the northern island of (HO-KYE-DOUGH) Hokkaido, later
began throwing out small amounts of ash which settled on two nearby towns.
The volcano last erupted in 1942, but the last major eruption was in 1929
when two people were killed.
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For ten years, Seward Anderson and the city of Danville have been
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But come June 30th, Mayor Anderson will leave his title behind.
Keith Humphry is in our newsroom with more.
Jean, Anderson's decision boiled down to one thing-- not enough time.
Two years ago, Anderson became a local stockbroker.
Since then, his job responsibilities have grown.
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((SEWARD ANDERSON/DANVILLE MAYOR: IT'S EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO GIVE 100- PERCENT
TO THE BUSINESS, AND 100- PERCENT TO COUNCIL AND 100- PERCENT TO YOUR FAMILY,
SOMETHING SOMEWHERE ALONG THE WAY SUFFERS. ))
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Tonight at six, we'll take a look at the other seats
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on city council that are also up for grabs.