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Today is the busiest travel day of the year- What's it like out there?
We'll have a live report.
The holiday forecast features some clouds but it looks rain free. The
details just ahead.
On Health Check-- we continue our series on modern plastic surgery
techniques used around the region.
Today, breast reconstruction following a mastectomy.
It may be an important part of treatment, and rehabilitation.
An autopsy reveals an elderly husband and wife lay shot to death for nearly
a week in their Danville home.
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Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
A state medical examiner says Jesse and Elizabeth Kendrick were both shot in
The couple was discovered inside their Springfield Road home yesterday
Police say they'd been dead for about a week.
The Kendricks' daughter was apparently in town for Thanksgiving and notified
police after nobody came to the door.
It appears a window at the couple's Cabin Creek condominium was pried open
and their car was missing.
Their light blue Buick was recovered about a block from their home.
Police are following up on several leads but have not made an arrest.
Two days after he was sentenced to jail for traffic violations, the fate of
Lord Botetourt High School coach Andy Ward is unknown.
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Eric Earnhart has been covering the story, he joins us from our newsroom...
Eric, what are school officials saying?
They're not saying much Jean. Ward hasn't worked at the school since he
took took the day off to go to court on Monday.
Ward was sentenced to spend 14 days in jail for speeding, and driving with
a license that had been restricted after two DUI convictions.
Today the principal at Lord Botetourt said Ward was not in school, but
wouldn't comment on his status.
Assistant Superintendent Rod Dillman told us Ward is still an employee of
the school system, but wouldn't comment on whether he had been suspended or had
tendered his resignation.
Ward will serve part of his jail sentence this weekend.
Any official action about Ward's employement would have to be taken at a
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The next regular meeting is scheduled for December 12th... Jean?
(questions: what do students have to say about this?)
We've heard about the dangers of air bags more than ever recently.
Now a crash in Idaho confirms again the worst can happen.
A fender bender that barely damaged the car took the life of a one year old.
The airbag decapitated the girl during the slow speed collision.
The only damage to the car was a broken headlight and side window.
Her mother was turning into a parking lot and hit another car's back bumper.
The airbag released into the baby's face with a force of 200 miles an hour.
Another reminder the best place for your child is in the back seat.
It's a Thanksgiving tradition for hundreds of thousands of people-- and
folks in Southwestern Virginia are no exception--
We're talking about holiday travel--
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Scott Prince is at the Roanoke Regional Airport with some tips in case you
are taking to the skies throughout this holiday weekend.
SUPER=01-Mark Courtney/Roanoke Regional Airport;
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Here's what's next on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- freedom for an American accused of
spying in North Korea-
And this poultry is pardoned by the president- so it won't be front and
center on the dinner table.
On Health Check-- the low-down on toys this year.
Consumer groups are worried many toys aren't just VIOLENT-- they may be
dangerous to your child's health.
Patrick is playing video games on the job...
He's actually at an exhibit at the MALL-- a full report when we come back.
An American accused of spying on North Korea is on his way home.
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27 year old Evan Carl (Hunt-ziger) Hunziker felt freedom for the first time
in three months today.
Hunziker reportedly slipped across a river into North Korea to bring his
Christian beliefs to the nation.
New Mexico Congressman Bill Richardson helped negotiate his release.
((REP. BILL RICHARDSON/NEW MEXICO: I THINK HE'S A PEACEFUL HUMAN BEING WHO MADE
A MISTAKE GOING INTO NORTH KOREA IN AN UNAUTHORIZED FASHION. HE'S NOT A SPY.
HE DID'T GO THERE TO CREATE ANY HAVOC OR EVIL.))
SUPER=01-Rep. Bill Richardson/New Mexico;
OUT Q=havoc or evil."
Hunziker could have faced the death penalty in North Korea.
Fire heavily damaged a Lynchburg home this afternoon and investigators say a
baseboard heater may be to blame.
The man whose family was renting 102 Warfield Road reported the fire around
Rex Sigmon told authorities he turned on the heat, took a shower and came
back to find the den in flames.
It took crews about a half hour to bring the blaze under control.
One firefighter was taken to the hospital with a minor hand injury, after
his finger was caught between two hoses.
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In Bedford County, a barn went up in smoke this afternoon.
The fire broke out just after 1:30 at Danny Simmons' farm off Route 24 near
Staunton River High School.
The building and several hundred bales of hay were ruined- totalling about
three-thousand dollars damage.
No word on what caused the fire.
Many of us remember going to the video arcade for a game of Pac-Man? But
who invented video games?
(Patrick ad lib)
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From "Pong" to "Street Fighter" and beyond, the history of the video game
is complex and diverse.
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Today Patrick Evans takes us on a tour of a new exhibit sponsored by the
Science Museum of Western Virginia called "Videotopia".
Patrick, what's your favorite video game, and do they have it?
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Stick around-- Steve Mason has this week's edition of Hometown Hoops Weekly.
On Health Check--
Gulf War Veterans, now for the first time, have a government study that
backs up what they've said all along
They're sick-- and sicker than people who weren't there.
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((THERE'S NO QUESTION THAT THESG TWO STUDKES SHOWS THAT PEOPLE WHO
SERVED IN THE GULF HAVE MORE SYMPTOMS AND SYMPTOMS IN THE RANGE WE'RE TALKING
ABOUT...HEADACHES, DIARRHEA AND THOSE KINDS OF THINGS. ))
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Alzheimer's disease patients now have a second drug to turn to--
The F-D-A has approved use of the drug Aricept to treat symptoms.
It's said to have fewer side effects than Cognex, already on the market.
An estimated four million Americans suffer from Alzheimer's Disease.
Another study on what's been called "Gulf War Illness."
The Navy and the Centers for Disease Control now say veterans of the war
are more likely to suffer from illness--- than other soldiers.
In some cases they are three times more likely to suffer memory loss,
muscle pain, headaches and stomach upset.
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((DAVID WELKER/VETERAN: SINCE COMING HOME I HAVE DEVELOPED DIFFERENT SYMPTOMS
THAN I HAD AT ANY OTHER TIME IN MY LIFE. ))
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But the reports do not explain what could've caused the illness.
One expert who treats Gulf Sar veterans says her patients seem more
sensitive to a variety of outside toxins than the rest of us.
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((DR. KATHERINE LEISURE: I THINK IT'S AN UNKNOWN INFECTIOUS AGENT WHICH IS
CAUSING THIS SYNDROME. THIS ILLNESS IN MULTIPLE DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE BODY OF
THE PERSIAN GULF VETERAN. ))
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OUT Q=Gulf veterans.
Whatever the cause, this week's studies confirm what they've been saying
SOMETHING has made them sick.
All this week on Health Check, we've been hearing about the latest trends
in plastic surgery.
Today-- many women being treated for breast cancer are now choosing to go
through breast reconstruction at the time of their mastectomy.
Surgeons can use implants or one's own tissue to create a breast. That tissue
is often taken from the tummy area.
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SUPER=01-Dr. Carol Reichel/Plastic Surgeon; :18
SUPER=01-Linda Caldwell/Implant Reconstruction; :59
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((EVELYN CASSADAY/AUTOLOGOUS TISSUE RECONSTRUCTION: I THINK MAYBE I WAS AFRAID
TO LOOK AND SEE BUT I CAN TELL YOU I'VE NEVER BEEN SO PLEASED WITH ANYTHING IN
MY LIFE. ))
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This procedure has it's limitations, but the breast will be very natural.
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IN Q=Obviously, using tummy tissue
((DR. CAROL REICHEL/PLASTIC SURGEON: OBVIOUSLY USING TUMMY TISSUE I AM LIMITED
BY HOW MUCH TISSUE IS AVAILABLE AS TO WHAT SIZE I CAN ACTUALLY MAKE A BREAST
OUT OF IT. ))
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Implants give more flexibility with size.
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Tissue expanders are placed under the chest wall and underneath the breast
tissue. After the healing, patients come back once a week until the size is
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((DR. REICHEL: I ACTUALLY STICK A TINY NEEDLE INTO A VALVE UNDER THE SKIN AND
ADD SALT WATER TO THE BAG AND THE EXPANDER. AND THAT STARTS STRETCHING THE
SKIN. EACH TIME WE ADD A LITTLE FLUID AND IT PUSHES A LITTLE HARDER ON THE
SKIN AND INCREASING THE GROWTH AND STRETCHING THE SKIN FOR US. ))
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((LINDA CALDWELL/IMPLANT RECONSTRUCTION: I FEEL LIKE IF I HADN'T DONE THAT,
GONE THROUGH THE SURGERY I DON'T THINK I WOULD'VE FELT AS GOOD ABOUT MYSELF. ))
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The experts say for many patients, reconstruction can be a very positive
force throughout one's cancer treatment.
A consumer group has released a study, "Trouble in Toyland"
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The U.S. Public Interest Research Group is worried about many toys
that--among other things, can CHOKE children under age three.
((STRANGULATION DEATHS, INJURIES FROM PROJECTILES, INJURIES FROM
LACERATION....THESE ARE ALL DANGEROUS TOYS THAT ARE ON THE MARKET THIS HOLIDAY
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There were were 21 toy-related deaths last year, including eight deaths
from choking on balloons.
And More than 150-thousand children were treated in U.S. emergency rooms
for toy-related injuries.
Let's turn to sports-- and take a look back at some of the highschool girls
Mike Stevens joins us from the sports office with tonight's Two Minute
Good evening everybody and welcome to Wednesday afternoon two minute sports
Another big award tonight for VMI's Thomas Haskins.
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The VMI running machine was named the Southern Conference's offensive player
of the year.
He became the NCAA's all-time career rushing leader this season as he
finished his career with 5,349 yards.
This season he rushed for just under 17 hundred yards and averaged 155 yards
The seasons for single, double and triple A boys and triple A girls are
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but before we dive into their year; Steve Mason takes a look back at the
girls group A and 2A seasons.
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One turkey won't make it to the Thanksgiving table this year-
This Ohio bird got the traditional Presidential Pardon-
The bird will live out its days at a petting zoo in Fairfax- never having
to fear that it'll become the main course at dinner.
Americans are expected to gobble down about 45 million turkeys tomorrow.
Two of Virginia's eight native American tribes paid their annual taxes
Every year, the Mattaponi (matta-poh-NYE) and Pamunkey (pa-MUN-kee) Indians
hand over various game and handicrafts to the Governor the day before
This year is the 350th anniversary of the original treaty.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: NOW THIS TREATY ORIGINALLY SAID THAT IN EXCHANGE FOR
PROTECTION THAT THE TRIBES WOULD IN EXCHANGE PAY 20 BEAVER PELTS WHICH WERE TO
BE PAID AT THE GOING OF THE GEESE YEARLY. NOW I SEE YOU ACTUALLY BROUGHT SOME
BEAVER PELTS. I HADN'T --.WELL THAT'S GREAT.))
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As well as admiring the beaver pelts and a number of personal gifts to the
Allen family, the Governor reminded the Indians he named a state office
building after Pocahontas this year.
Mattaponi (matta-poh-NYE) Chief "Little Eagle" Custalow and his family are
descendants of Pocahontas.
That's it for NEWS-7 at FIVE-- for more news later tonight--
check out the region's first local primetime newscast, NEWS-7 Primetime with
Connie Stevens-- tonight at 10 on WEFC.
Thanks for watching-- Goodnight.