News 7 at Five is next-
A standoff ends with the death of one man in Giles County.
Fires are out of control in Southern California- this time destroying homes
in Orange County.
For much of the day, we felt the effects of a northeast storm.
Now a warmer forecast is on the horizon.
Coming up on Health Check-- Many people who use computers know how to surf
now everything from diagnosis and treatment can be found on the information
A six hour standoff with state police ends tragically this afternoon in
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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
It happened in the Ripplemead section of Giles County...
43-year old Barry Peters barricaded himself inside his home.
When authorities finally went to get him out six hours later, they found he
had taken his own life.
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Scott Prince has been following this all day and joins us from Giles
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After a week of jury selection, a prosecutor in Montgomery County began
laying out the case against Ben Lilly today.
He's the alleged trigger man in the murder of Virginia Tech student
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Joe Dashiell has been following the testimony and joins us now from our New
River Valley newsroom.
Jean, this was the first day of testimony, a chance for the prosecutor to
begin laying the groundwork of his case...
But it was also punctuated with a early call for mistrial.
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((During opening statements, prosecutor Skip Schwab told jurors he would
keep a picture of Alexander Defilippis beside him during the trial.
Defilippis is the Tech student abducted from a Blacksburg convenience
store and killed last December.
But that quickly brought a motion for a mistrial from defense attorney Max
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Judge Ray Grubbs ruled that the introduction of the photograph did not
inflame the jury during opening arguments... but he did ask the prosecutor to
remove it during testimony.
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Jean, that is expected to continue for much of the week.
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A Roanoke man died over the weekend in a confrontation with police.
41-year old Rodney Lee Wilhelm was shot and killed early yesterday morning
outside his southeast Roanoke home.
It happened near Jerome Street and Padbury Avenue between two and three in
Police were answering a call of a woman screaming for help.
According to a news release, Wilhelm fired shots into his own house.
When authorities arrived, they say he was standing in the street with a gun
in his hand.
Police say he fired a .44 caliber handgun at the pavement, then pointed
another weapon at an officer.
That's when Officer A-C Lampe opened fire.
He's been placed on administrative leave until the investigation is wrapped
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Here's what's next on NEWS-7 at FIVE--
They are mopping up in Southern California after nearly a dozen homes were
destroyed by a "wind-driven" blaze.
And this group wants a part of Roanoke's history returned to the original
owner for a special price... (----------------)
Also coming up-- Mike heads into the ring and onto the gridiron in tonight's
Two Minute Ticker-- we'll be right back.
Fires are once again plaguing Southern California- but this time homes are
Several houses are on fire in the Lemon Heights area of North Orange
The Santa Ana Winds are to blame- blowing embers from roof to roof.
((SHERMAN FAIRBAIRN: WE SAW THE WIND BLOWING AND I SAW THE SMOKE WHEN I WAS AT
WORK AND I DIDN'T LIKE THE DIRECTION THE SMOKE WAS COMING FROM SO I JUST
CONTINUED ON UP, CAME OVER HERE AND FOUND OUT IT WAS MY STREET ON FIRE.))
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The fire started in the brush in an exclusive area- which is about 35 miles
southeast of Los Angeles.
So far eleven homes are destroyed- and homes downwind are in danger of
Attorneys in the O.J. Simpson civil trial are beginning the crucial task of
choosing eight alternate jurors.
Alternates are a must
since it's likely the wrongful death trial will be long and possibly lose
jurors along the way.
49 year old Simpson was sued by the families of his ex wife and Ron
Some members of Roanoke's black community say the city is stealing part of
their heritage on Henry Street.
About a dozen picketers marched in front of the municipal building today.
They're upset because city council won't sell the old Dumas Hotel building
back to it's original owners, for the original selling price... 24 thousand
The building's been renovated, and is now used by Total Action Against
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((PERNELLER CHUBB-WILSON, SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE; THEY HAVE
TAKEN GAINSBORO, THEY'VE TAKEN HENRY STREET, AND THERE'S ONLY ONE LITTLE
BUILDING UP THERE AND DOG GONE IT, WE OUGHT TO HAVE THAT. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH, SO
WE'LL BE PICKETING, SOMEBODY'LL BE HERE EVERYDAY.))
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According to a city spokesperson, about 800 thousand dollars in tax money
has been invested in the building, and city council said it wouldn't be
fiscally responsible to sell it for 24 thousand dollars.
Many toys are popular now because they're electronic--but toys were around
long before modern technology.
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With the Holidays approaching, you might be thinking about Christmas
presents, and toys are usually on that list.
Today Patrick Evans journeyed to The Blue Ridge Institute at Ferrum to
explore a new exhibit that features some hand-crafted toys from the past.
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Still to come--Former Boxing champ Thomas Hearns is coming to the Star
But first--Breast Cancer Awareness month continues...
All year long though you can get the answers to basic questions just by
crawling through the World Wide Web. The story next on Health Check.
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On tonight's Health Check Report--
Breast cancer is a threat to all women.
But with advances in medical technology, it's an illness that can and is
Now more than ever women have another weapon in the battle against cancer:
Dr. Emily Senay explains how going online can give us the latest
information on breast cancer.
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SUPER=01-Dr. Anthony C. Cahan/Breast Surgeon; :31
SUPER=01-Dr. Emily Senay/Reporting; 1:57
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In the war against breast cancer, doctors are using the latest
advances in technology.
For women who want information the latest advance is already in millions
of american homes.
It's the world wide web, the part of the internet with pictures and sound.
And among the nearly fifty million
pages on the web, some of the most widely read sites focus on breast cancer.
Here you can find answers to the most basic questions about breast cancer
get updates on the latest in diagnosis and treatment, and you can even ask a
doctor a question.
DR. ANTHONY C. CAHAN, BREAST SURGEON, BETH ISRAEL MEDICAL CENTER, NY:
Dr. Anthony C. Cahan of Beth Israel medical center in New York is not
only a surgeon who treats breast cancer patients.
He's also created a web site because he says there's a need for information
on-line and for free.
So called chat-rooms also on-line offer conversation and support from
others with breast cancer---even if they are thousands of miles away. But how
do you know the information you get on-line is correct?---Dr. Cahan says sites
that have well-known, reputable names attached are the best bet.
In addition, there's also cd-roms-- like the breast cancer lighthouse from
Michigan State University.
It offer details about the latest in treatment, plus, survivor's personal
But while internet sites and cd-roms have a wealth of information,
they can not and should not substitute for face to face interaction with a
DR. ANTHONY C. CAHAN, BREAST SURGEON, THERE'S NEVER A SUBSTITUTE FOR THE ADVICE
OF A DOCTOR.
But what if you don't you don't know anything about computers let
alone own one like this?
Where can you get access to this type of information?
Dr. Cahan says check out public libraries or universities and
have the librarian help you out. So you'll be able to get the facts you need.
I'm Dr. Emily Senay for CBS News New York.))
For a listing of some of the recommended web sites (----------------)
for learning about the latest advancements in
treating breast cancer....dial up our WDBJ-News-7 homepage.
That address is W-W-W DOT WDBJ SEVEN DOT COM SLASH.
Turning to sports- the Virginia Cavaliers are preparing for a big game
against Florida State-- here's Mike with a preview.
Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the Monday afternoon two minute
Revenge is a big topic this week in Charlottesville as 14th ranked Virginia
prepares to meet 3rd ranked Florida State in Tallahassee this Saturday.
Steve Mason has more on the possibility of payback punch landing on the
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SUPER=01-Todd White/UVa Defensive Tackle; :30
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If you think there will be some hitting on the field in Tallahassee Saturday,
wait until November 29th.
That's when Thomas "The Hit Man" Hearns will fight a ten round bout at the
Roanoke Civic Center.
The Only man ever to win five world titles in the five different weight
classes is scheduled to fight Carl Willis as part of a seven bout show.
Hearns is fighting and promoting this time around. Roanoke is the first stop
on his 12 city tour.
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Hearns got a key to the city today from Jim Trout during his stop.
Again the fight is set for November 29th, the day after Thanksgiving.
Promoters Rick Hawkins and Melanie Steele say tickets go on sale tomorrow and
prices range from $15 to $150 bucks.
A couple of big blows in the NFL today as the Bengals fire Dave Shula and the
Saints Jim Mora calls it quits.
More on those stories tonight at six.
Have a safe night.
take a break
Los Angeles and New York are always in competition for the Coveted Grammy
Awards- but it appears New York is the big winner.
CBS announced today a new contract to broadcast the music awards from New
York through the year 2002.
((LESLIE MOONVES/PRES. CBS ENTERTAINMENT: THE PRESTIGIOUS GRAMMYS PROCEEDS TO
THIS DAY, OUTSIDE THE ACADEMY AWARDS, THE HIGHEST RATED TELEVISION SPECIAL OF
THE YEAR. ))
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Comedian Ellen DeGeneres hosted the Grammys last year and she's been
invited back for a repeat performance.
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GREENE YOU ASKING ME AND MAYOR JULIE ANDREWS. I MEAN GULIANI, GULIANI.))
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The Grammy's will be broadcast live from New York February 26th right here
on Your Hometown Station.
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Also tonight at six-- in a few political races in our area, third party
candidates are getting involved...
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Kimberly McBroom has been following Libertarian candidate Jay Rutledge,
who his hoping to unseat sixth district Congressman Bob Goodlatte.
Kim, is Rutledge hopeful that he can defeat Goodlatte?
Well, he's optimistic, but certainly aware he's fighting an uphill battle.
Still, Rutledge is doing the legwork, spreading his message of individual
liberty and responsibility.
Among the key changes he proposes, repealing the income tax in order to
reduce the national debt.
Some of his ideas may be unconventional, but he feels the traditional two-
party system is not working.
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We'll hear from Rutledge tonight on News 7 at six.
Plus the region's first AND only local primetime newscast, NEWS-7 Primetime
tonight at 10 on WEFC.