Up next on News 7 at Five-
Republicans flock to Salem. We'll have a live report.
A 16 year old pleads guilty to murder.
Plus the man known for promoting drug use dies at age 75.
Ready for a sunny weekend? Looks like a good forecast...details straight
It seems many people are always trying to improve their looks.
But it may become an obsession.
Coming up on Health CHeck, we'll tell you about a psychiatric disorder
that causes patients to fear their bodies.
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Virginia Republicans have descended on Salem-- and the fight over what
party loyalty means is underway.
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Good Evening, this is NEWS-7 at FIVE, I'm Jean Jadhon.
The first of some three-thousand G-O-P delegates is at the Salem Civic
Center for the state party convention.
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Ellen Qualls is at the convention. Ellen, what business went on today?
(ellen ad lib)
(roll Cue: "...the rebuke of John Warner.")
SUPER=01-Don Huffman/Former GOP Chairman; :00
SUPER=01-Trixie Averill/GOP Activist; :12
SUPER=01-Don Duncan/Sixth District GOP Chairman; :23
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(questions: So what's in store for these delegates in the next few days?)
Israel's elections are over. Benjamin Netanyahu- the winner.
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Netanyahu supporters cheered in the streets.
While the defeated Shimon (PEAR-ez) Peres says he'll continue to fight for
((SHIMON PERES/ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER: WE SHALL SUPPORT THE PEACE PROCESS
WHEREVER WE SHALL BE AND WE SHALL OPPOSE ANY ATTTEMPT TO STOP IT.))
SUPER=01-Shimon Peres/Israeli Prime Minister;
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Netanyahu favors a tougher line in peace talks and has attacked (PEAR-ez)
Peres for failing to provide security to Israel.
Festival in the Park is appealing the federal court order that allows a
Libertarian Party candidate to hand out leaflets and gather names on petitions.
The would-be politician was asked to leave Elmwood Park last weekend.
Last night a federal judge concluded Jay Rutledge had been denied his first
Festival Director Wendy Schultz says she's concerned that Festival will be
disrupted--and political hand-outs will just add to the litter problem.
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((WENDY SCHULTZ/FESTIVAL IN PARK DIRECTOR: BECAUSE OF THE SIZE OF FESTIVAL,
NO, I DON'T THINK ONE PERSON'S GOING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE. WHAT I'M AFRAID, AND
THE REASON WE'RE APPEALING, WE DON'T WANT THIS TO OPEN THE WAY FOR EVERYBODY.
TO COME TO THE PARK AND MAKE THIS A DIFFERENT TYPE OF EVENT.))
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There's no word yet on whether the circuit court of appeals will consider
A Henry County teen charged with murder gave up his right to a jury trial
Police say Tommy Helms confessed to murdering a 15-year old girl.
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Teresa Hamilton was in the Henry County Courtroom today when 16-year old
Helms plead guilty to killing Lavina Scales.
Jean-- Tommy Helms also plead guilty SUPER=@Teresa1;
to a whole host of other charges-- including robbery and malicious wounding.
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((JAMES VAUGHN/VICTIM'S FATHER:IT'S FIGHTING BACK THE TEARS THE WHOLE TIME.
IT'S VERY HARD, IT'S VERY HARD. ))
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James Vaughn says he doesn't hate the man who killed his 15- year old
daughter, but he does want Tommy Helms to spend time in prison.
His daughter's body was discovered last fall along a roadside in the Bassett
area of Henry County.
Authorities say Lavina Scales had been shot eight- times in the head with
two different guns.
Lavina's death has been especially hard for her older sister, Melissa.
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((DO YOU THINK YOU ALL WILL BE ABLE TO GO ON WITH YOUR LIFE NOW? YEAH, WE HAVE
TO. WE HAVE TO. ))
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Prosecutors say Tommy Helms will spend at least 23- years in prison.
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We'll have more on his background, tonight at six.
(QUESTIONS: Teresa, how did the victim's father react when he saw Tommy Helms
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Straight ahead--on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- a rabies scare in Franklin County is
forcing some people to quarantine their pets.
And the man who once urged Americans to "turn on, tune in and drop out" has
On Health Check, the maker of the sleeping pill Halcion is under fire for
possibly withholding safety concerns from the F-D-A.
Plus Patrick is at a special dedication at Salem Memorial Stadium, His live
report-- when NEWS-7 at FIVE returns.
Franklin County is dealing with its fourth major outbreak of rabies this
Since Sunday, Animal Control officers have set traps for stray cats in
They're trying to catch a black cat that survived an attack by a rabies
A local resident later shot the raccoon out of a tree.
Officials have captured more than 70 cats so far.
They're asking pet owners to keep their animals indoors and not to leave
food outside for stray animals.
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((MARVIN WOODS/PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICER;
ONE OF THE PROBLEMS WE'VE HAD IN THE FERRUM AREA WITH THE RABIES IS SO MANY
ANIMALS. PEOPLE HAVE DROPPED CATS OFF. THE CATS HAVE BRED AND MULTIPLIED.
IT'S JUST TOTALLY OUT OF HAND.))
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Animals with rabies behave abnormally...throwing fits and confronting
If a rabid animal bites, licks or scratches you, you should wash the
infected area immediately then go to a hospital.
There is no effective treatment for rabies in humans or animals once
symptoms of the disease have developed.
Kathie Lee Gifford says she'll either help wipe out sweatshops or quit the
The talk show star's promise came today at a news conference with Labor
Secretary Robert Reich (rysh).
She told reporters if she can't help ease the plight of exploited garment
workers, she'll leave the business.
((KATHIE LEE GIFFORD: SO WHEN WE PURCHASE ANY PRODUCT WITH MY NAME ON IT OR
ANYBODY ELSES WE CAN BE ASSURED THAT THE PRODUCT HAS NOT BEEN MANUFACTURED IN
AN ABUSIVE OR EXPLOITIVE WAY.))
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Gifford wants to recruit other celebrities with clothing lines for a July
conference in Washington.
A regional radio system for emergency crews in central Virginia is finally a
The Ericsson Corporation in Lynchburg has been hired to build the 11-million
Authorities from the four participating localities signed the contracts this
Taking the regional route helped save more than 20 million dollars.
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((TONY WARE/BEDFORD CO. SUPERVISOR: IF WE HAD TO GO IT ON OUR OWN, THERE'S NO
WAY THAT ANY ONE JURISDICTION COULD COME ANYWHERE CLOSE TO THIS WITH THE
RESOURCES THEY HAVE TO WORK WITH.))
SUPER=01-Tony Ware/Bedford Co. Supervisor; :00
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The new 800 mega-hertz system will allow crews from different localities to
communicate with each other during emergencies.
They've been playing ball at Salem Memorial Stadium for some time.
But tonight's the official dedication, honoring veterans from the area.
(Patrick ad lib)
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Salem Memorial Baseball Stadium is a tribute to those Salem residents who
put their lives on the line for their country.
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Patrick Evans joins us from Memorial Stadium, where dignitaries will
officially dedicate the structure and a new monument this evening--just before
the Avalanche game.
SUPER=01-Jim Taliaferro/Salem Mayor;
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Stick around for more NEWS-7 at FIVE--tonight's Two Minute Ticker is filled
with Winston Cup qualifying from Dover Delaware.
And on Health Check--while many people worry about their appearance, some
We'll tell you about a condition known as B-D-D, where sufferers are
convinced they have an embarrassing physical problem.
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((THIS IS AN OBSESSIVE PREOCCUPATION THEY THINK ABOUT IT 24 HOURS A DAY, IT
CAUSES THEM A GREAT DEAL OF DISTRESS))
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Topping tonight's Health Check Report: The Food and Drug Administration
says it wants a probe of whether the makers of the controversial sleeping pill,
Haclion, hid safety concerns.
Upjohn makes Halcion.
It defends the product saying its safe, but admits it HAS made mistakes in
The probe follows a report to Congress on how the F-D-A handled questions
about Halcion in 1992.
The F-D-A says Halcion appears safe as long as users follow instructions
Halcion was the world's top-selling sleeping pill until it was alleged it
can provoke dangerous behavior.
It's still sold in the U-S even though other countries have banned or
restricted its use.
Almost everyone worries about how they look at one time or another--- maybe
on a special occasion, like a wedding.
Some people though---think about their appearance constantly....and their
obsession takes over their lives.
It is an illness, and it affects nearly two million Americans.
Doctor Emily Senay reports.
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SUPER=01-Dr. Emily Senay/Reporting; :51
SUPER=01-Dr. Eric Hollander/Psychiatrist; 1:13
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Being beautiful and being thought of as beautiful has been very
important to Tonya Cama throughout her life.
Tonya would even say that it's
been an obsession....even more so now, because time marches on.
TONYA CAMA: I WANT TO MAINTAIN THE LOOKS THAT I HAVE BECAUSE OF THE
ATTENTION I GET BECAUSE OF THE LOOKS THAT I HAVE. PEOPLE MAY OR MAY NOT AGREE
WHEN YOU ARE USED TO GETTING ATTENTION ALL OF YOUR LIFE AS MANY BEAUTIFUL WOMEN
ARE MANY PRETTY WOMEN ARE MANY CUTE WOMEN ARE IT'S HARD TO START LOSING IT
But so far only tonya can see any flaws...even several plastic
surgeons have turned her down for surgery.
I TAKE IT AS A COMPLIMENT AND I COME HOME ELATED AND GOOD AND
THEN I LOOK I THE MIRROR AND SAY NO WHY DON'T THEY SEE THIS AND WHY DON'T
THEY SEE THAT YOU KNOW WHY DO I SEE IT.
Tonya's constant concern about her looks is more than an obsession,
it's a mental illness that doctors call body dysmorphic disorder or b.d.d.
...an even more simple term is imagined ugliness.
People with B-D-D are convinced they have an embarrasing physical
problem...no matter how often they are reassured by others that the
problem isn't there.
The hallmark of someone the B.D.D. is having plastic surgery over and over
to correct a problem that doesn't even exist.
Dr. Eric Hollander, a Psychiatrist at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York
has been treating Tonya and others for B-D-D.
DR. ERIC HOLLANDER, PSYCHIATRIST, MT. SINAI MEDICAL CENTER, NEW YORK: THE POINT
IS THAT THIS IS AN OBSESSIVE PREOCCUPATION. THEY THINK
ABOUT IT 24 HOURS A DAY. IT CAUSES THEM A GREAT DEAL OF DISTRESS IT
SIGNIFICANTLY INTERFERS WITH THEIR FUNCTIONING AND IT CAN REALLY DISABLE THME
IN TERMS OF THER WORK LIFE AND HOME LIFE.
Surprisingly B.D.D. affects women and men equally and there are
varying degrees of severity including those who can't even leave their homes
because they believe they're too ugly to be seen in public. Researchers think
the disease is rooted in the discovery of something we rely on every day.
DR. HOLLANDER: FOR THOSE INDIVIDUALS THAT HAVE A PREDISPOSITION TO BECOMING
OBSESSED WITH THEIR APPEARANCE, THE INTRODUCTION OF THE MIRROR WAS SOMETHING
THAT TRIGGERED THIS. THERE HAS BEEN MORE CASES OVER THE LAST CENTURY PARTLY DUE
TO THE INTRODUCTION OF THE MIRROR.
Experts like Dr. Hollander believe that B.D.D. is related to another
psychiatric illness called obsessive compulsive disorder...and they treat them
the same way---with a combination of behavior therapy and
Dr. Emily Senay for CBS News, New York.))
Time now for sports-- After a 10-day absence from the home turf, the
Avalanche returns to Salem Memorial Stadium tonight-- here's Mike Stevens with
the Friday edition of the Two Minute Sports Ticker.
Good afternoon everybody and welcome to this Friday's 2-minute ticker.The
Salem Avalanche returns home to Salem Memorial Stadium tonight after a 10 day
The Avalanche lost 5 of 9 games on the road trip and IS currently in a four
game losing streak.
But the good news is the Avalanche is only 3 games out of first place in
the Southern Division and they will play 12 of their final 16 games at home.
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((BILL MCGUIRE/AVALANCHE MANAGER: ))
SUPER=01-Bill McGuire/Avalanche Manager; :
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The Avalanche open a three game series with the Frederick Keys tonight at
The Winston Cup cars are in Delaware this weekend for Sunday's Miller 500 at
the Dover Downs International Speedway.
This afternoon qualifying for the top 25 spots was held and a number of local
drivers faired well on the monster mile.
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For starters, Rock Mast, who had a top ten finish last Sunday night in the
Coke 600, kept the momentum going today by qualifying tenth at 153 point 1
miles an hour.
South Boston's Ward Burton had one of the fastest cars in practice and in
time trials as he qualified third at a speed of 153 point 899 miles an hour.
And Dick Trickle was blazing today as he grabbed the outside pole position at
153 point 9 miles an hour.
But he couldn't quite top Jeff Gordon, who won his second straight pole
((JEFF GORDON/WINS MILLER 500 POLE - 154.785:))
SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/Wins Miller 500 Pole - 154.785; :00
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Dale Jarrett who won at Charlotte qualified his Ford in the sixth spot.
Now here's a look at the top 25.
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SUPER=401-=6/Dale Jarrett/=7/Bobby Labonte/=8/Rusty Wallace/=9/Kenny
SUPER=401-11/Brett Bodine/12/Mark Martin/13/Geoff Bodine/14/Dale
SUPER=401-16/Ricky Rudd/17/Derrike Cope/18/Jeff Burton/19/Sterling
SUPER=401-21/Ernie Irvan/22/Bobby Hillin/23/Johnny Benson/24/Jimmy
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Coming up at six, news concerning an Express star who is now proud papa, and
we'll tell you how you can fish of free this weekend around the state.
Have a super safe weekend everybody.
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He was considered the father of the L-S-D generation.
Counter-culture icon Timothy Leary died today after a bout with prostate
Leary is most widely known for his outspoken promotion of drug use.
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((TIMOTHY LEARY: IN THE FUTURE IT'S NOT GONNA BE WHAT BOOK DID YOU READ BUT
WHICH CHEMICAL DO YOU USE TO OPEN YOUR MIND TO ACCELERATE LEARNING.))
SUPER=10-Timothy Leary//File Tape;
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He lost his Harvard professorship over his experiments with psychedelic
And had repeated run-ins with the law over drug offenses.
Leary spent years on the lecture circuit, writing books, and pursuing an
obsession with cyberspace.
He was 75.
Imagine a full meal, in a setting complete with a waterfall, flowers...
and servers dressed in evening gowns and tuxedos.
Sound too good to be true?
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Keith Humphry joins us from the newsroom with more on this fancy affair.
Jean, believe it or not, it all took place at Breckinridge Elementary
This was the first ever "Manners Day" at the school in Fincastle..
Students dressed up... while faculty members dressed up the cafeteria... all
in the name of proper etiquette.
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We'll tell you more about it on News- 7 at six.
(ad lib bye)