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It started with a fight- ended with a fire and one man dead. We'll have a
New details about drug informant Javier Cruz.
Plus look what's going up for auction- gowns owned by Princess Di.
The weather maps show some rain on the way tomorrow. Mild weather will
likely continue for the next few days as well.
On Health Check-- new guidelines for asthma sufferers-- designed to help
patients breathe easier.
Plus, a major legal setback for women trying to sue the maker of the
A deadly end to a domestic dispute in Bedford County as a family's home and
business go up in flames.
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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
A Bedford County man is dead after apparently setting his own home on fire,
during an argument this morning.
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Steve Smallshaw joins us from the scene on Route 24 near Moneta....Steve
what else can you tell us about what happened.
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They took the wraps off six years of international drug enforcement efforts
in ROANOKE today.
This is the case where convicted killer and drug runner Javier Cruz became
a government informant.
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Keith Humphry has the latest.
Cruz was arrested in Miami six years ago.
As you know, he lived in the Roanoke Valley for FOUR years- -while working
for the government.
He and his former boss, a drug trafficker named Leo Rivera, settled right
in... sent their children to local public and parochial schools.
The government unveiled the fruits of Cruz and Rivera's work at a news
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((AMONG THOSE INDICTED ARE SIGNIFICANT FIGURES WITH THE CALI CARTEL, LONG
SUSPECTED OF BEING SUPPLIERS OF COCAINE IN THE UNITED STATES, BUT NEVER
PREVIOUSLY INDICTED IN THE COUNTRY BECAUSE OF A LACK OF EVIDENCE. ))
SUPER=01-Bob Crouch/U.S. Atty. for Western Va.
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Now they've got the evidence, but about half the 41 newly indicted drug
traffickers are in South America... and may never see the inside of a U-S
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((YA NEVER KNOW. IN CERTAIN OBJECTIVE RESPECTS, IT'S UNLIKELY, GIVEN AT THIS
TIME THE ABSENCE OF ANY KIND OF EXTRADITION TREATY WITH COLUMBIA. BUT THINGS
CHANGE. TRAFFICKERS MAKE MISTAKES. THEY SOMETIMES CAN'T RESIST THE LURE OF
TRAVEL OUTSIDE OF COLUMBIA. AND YOU JUST NEVER KNOW. ))
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Ironically, even as he was saying that, drug enforcement agents were
arresting Julio Roberto Castellanos in Miami.
They'd staked out his home, left a note, saying they thought his car had
been involved in a hit and run accident, asking Castellanos to call police.
He called once from a pay phone, but they couldn't trace the call fast
enough. Castellanos's curiosity got the best of him. By the third call, they
had him surrounded.
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Castellanos was the man who'd replaced Leo Rivera as the Cali Cartel's New
A Roanoke Circuit Court judge throws out first-degree murder charges against
(Ce-PAY-da) Cepeda Wiley.
Judge Robert Dougherty said there was no doubt in his mind it was NOT a first
degree murder case- because the Commonwealth had failed to prove premeditation.
Earlier today the jury heard testimony from the woman who was the focus of
the love-triangle. That was at the heart of the confrontation that killed Jesse
Kim Bonds was Ferguson's ex-girlfriend and the mother of his son.
The trouble at the Embassy Motel started last July when Ferguson found
Bonds in a motel room with Cepeda Wiley's brother Ron.
Bonds testified Ferguson was violently jealous of Ron Wiley.
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But the prosecution asked Bonds why, if she feared violence, did she let
Ferguson live at her apartment?
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The judge is still deciding whether to let the trial go forward on second
degree murder and manslaughter charges.
Police have charged 13 Roanoke College students and four other former
students with allegedly taking part in hazing.
Roanoke County police say four students were blindfolded and forced to lie
face down in Carvins Cove early this morning.
No one was hurt.
All 17 were charged with trespassing; ten with with hazing.
The rest were charged with being drunk in public.
Police say the incident was part of what the students called a bonding
College officials say members of campus fraternities were NOT involved.
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If you use a credit card, you'll be interested in the latest findings--
headed your way on News-7 at Five--
Plus-- the President says the Lincoln Bedroom is not for sale-- despite
charges he authorizes overnight stays at the White House for people who made
large political donations.
And, the new attention on fatherhood...as the number of kids growing up in
households without fathers is on the rise.
The story, on Health Check.
Also coming up--Patrick is checking out a Korean Dance, Song and Drum team--
A live report from Roanoke College-- stay close.
President Clinton has had many overnight visitors at the White House -- more
than 900, according to documents released today.
More than one-third of the names are identified as Arkansas friends.
Clinton denies any of the visits are rewards for campaign cash.
((I'M PROUD THEY HELPED ME. I WAS PROUD TO HAVE THEM HERE. I DID NOT HAVE ANY
STRANGERS HERE. THE LINCOLN BEDROOM WAS NEVER SOLD. THAT'S ONE MORE FALSE STORY
WE'VE HAD TO ENDURE. THE FACTS WILL SHOW WHAT THE TRUTH IS.))
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Some of the guests were major financial supports such as Truman Arnold
who donated more than 100 thousand dollars to the Democratic party.
If you have a credit card debt- you're not alone. The average balance for
those who owe is between six and seven thousand dollars.
Now many people are having trouble paying off their debt.
((WHAT THEY NEED IS THE ASSISTANCE OF THE ISSUERS SO IT CAN BE A WIN WIN
SITUATION THE ISSUER GETS THE MONEY BACK THAT IS OWED AND THE CONSUMER IS ABLE
TO PAY THE BILL.))
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The Consumer Federation says Americans charged more than one trillion
dollars last year.
Botetourt County officials have successfully altered the Virginia Department
of Transportation proposal that could save the Eagle Rock Bridge.
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Aside from paying for at least half of the bridge repairs... VDOT was also
requiring the county to fix the 7- 27 bridge in Iron Gate.
But according to Botetourt County Administrator Jerry Burgess, THAT
stipulation has been taken out.
The Board of Supervisors will vote next month on VDOT's current proposal.
If members decide AGAINST it, the Eagle Rock bridge will likely be torn
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The members don't play basketball, soccer or football-- but the Korean Dance,
Song and drum Team is expected to bring out fans in its Sister City.
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A jury has found millionaire John Dupont guilty of 3rd-degree murder but
The verdict was reached after jurors deliberated for six days.
The Sister Cities program continues to foster cultural growth throughout
the Roanoke Valley, including dance and music.
Today Patrick Evans reports on a dance and drum team from Wonju Korea-
They're visiting Roanoke College tonight.
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In Tonight's Two Minute Ticker-- a preview of the in-state rivalry between
Tech and U-V-A.
The number of people with asthma has doubled in the past 15 years-- and so
have deaths from the disease.
Now, the National Institutes of Health has some new guidelines on treating
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((KATHLEEN RICHARDSON/ASTHMA PATIENT: IT FEELS LIKE AN ELEPHANT IS ON YOUR
CHEST. IT'S LIKE A GIANT WEIGHT IS ON YOUR CHEST. IT'S LIKE YOU CAN'T
BREATH.FOR SOME REASON YOU CAN'T GET THIS WEIGHT OFF OF YOUR CHEST.))
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HEALTH BUMP NEXT
A court victory for the makers of the Norplant contraceptive.
A federal judge in Texas has thrown out five federal lawsuits against
The judge says the plaintiffs did not prove that the company should have
issued better warnings about the surgically implanted device.
The women were to be the first of some four-thousand plaintiffs to have
their lawsuits go to trial.
They complain of problems such as excessive bleeding, ovarian cysts and
wild mood swings-- as well as problems with the REMOVAL of the capsules.
Asthma is a serious health problem for children and adults.
In an effort to keep patients symptom-free, and out of emergency rooms, a
panel of asthma experts have just released some new guidelines for managing the
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((ALL ASTHMATICS SHOULD BE ABLE TO LEAD NORMAL LIVES. NO ONE SHOULD DIE FROM
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The new guidelines focus on the patients ability to control the disease.
It starts with children.
The panel reports that kids often slip through the cracks undiagnosed.
So the recommendations include:
Diagnosis and treatment of asthma at an early age, early use of
cortico-steroids-- inhalants to control lung inflammation.
Reduce exposure to tobacco smoke and allergens.
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((DR. SHIRLY MURPHY/UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO: THE MOST IMPORTANT ENVIRONMENTAL
ALLERGENS IN ASTHMA ARE THOSE THAT OCCUR AND THAT'S EXPOSURE TO PETS, CATS AND
DOGS. HOUSE DUST MITES AND COCKROACHES. ))
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And the key to preventing asthma attacks is establishing a partnership with
your child's physician... as well as learning to recognize the status of the
disease before the symptoms really get a chance to start.
As the numbers of divorces and teen pregnancies increase, so does the
number of absentee fathers.
But the Virginia Fatherhood campaign is hoping to change that trend.
The group held a forum in Roanoke this morning.
Its featured speaker says it's time for dads to stay in the home, and for
communities to put children first. (/////SOT/////)
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((DR. DOUG LARSEN/CENTRAL SHENANDOAH HEALTH DIST.: THERE'S NO EASY SOLUTION.
IF THERE WAS A MAGIC BULLET, WE'D HAVE SHOT IT A LONG TIME AGO AND FINISHED
THIS PROBLEM. BUT IT'S GOING TO TAKE A FULL- COURT PRESS FROM THE ENTIRE
COMMUNITY THAT WE'RE INVOLVED IN. ))
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In its latest session, the General Assembly committed 200- thousand
dollars for further development of the campaign.
Time now for sports-- Tech and U-V-A are hoping tonight's win will send them
into post-season play.
Here's Mike Stevens with a preview of tonight's game.
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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to an extremely busy Tuesday two minute
The regionals begin tonight for area high school basketball teams with first
round games from Wytheville to Danville.
But most eyes tonight will be focused on the Richmond Coliseum, where the
Virginia Tech Hokies take on the Virginia Cavaliers in an eight o'clock tipoff.
The game is extremely important for Jeff Jones and his Cavaliers, because a
loss would severely damage their chances of making the NCAA field of 64.
In fact, the Cavs need to beat both
the Hokies and then Maryland on Saturday to lock up a berth before the ACC
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Much of the blame for Virginia's inability to get over the hump has been
directed at head coach Jeff Jones.
His counterpart tonight, Bill Foster says the UVa fans need to get off of
((BILL FOSTER/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:))
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Foster should know a little bit about Jones, he once took one of Foster's
daughters to her high school prom.
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And don't forget, the only place you can catch tonight's game is right here
on Your Hometown station.
LIVE coverage begins at 8.
And after going 2-and-2 on their recent four game road trip, the Roanoke
Express skates back into tonight to battle second place
Hampton Roads in a seven o'clock face off at the Roundhouse.
Roanoke comes into the game 11 points behind the Admirals in the East Division
And tonight they will be without
goaltender Dave Gagnon who is nursing an injured right knee he banged up
Sunday in Mississippi.
Gagnon is listed as day-to-day.
Larry Moberg gets the start in net tonight in Gagnon's place.
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Jean will be right back with more News 7 at Five right after this break.
Have a good night.
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She is one of the best dressed women in the world. Now you can own one of
Princess Diana's gowns.
80 evening dresses will go on the auction block at Christies in New York.
Today they went on show in London.
The dresses span Diana's life over the past 15 years-
The collection includes dresses she wore to meet the Reagans in Washington
and gowns from other state trips.
((MEREDITH ETERINGTON-SMITH/CHRISTIES MARKETING DIRECTOR: SHE IS A MAGICAL
PERSON THE WORLD WORLD WATCHES HER FASHION MOVES AND IT'S A COMPLETE
COLLECTION. IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN.))
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The sale is expected to raise between one and six million dollars for AIDS
and cancer charities.
Diana's decision to auction the dresses was apparently prompted by her son--
The Grammy Awards are the recording industry's highest honors.
And tomorrow night, two men from our area have a shot at the prize.
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Keith Humphry is in the newsroom with more on that.
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would be noteworthy...
but two men from Franklin County are up for grammies this year.
We'll talk with record producer Tim Austin...
and bluegrass bass player Dale Perry coming up at six.
Stay with us for that story Jean,
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in 30-minutes on NEWS-7 at SIX.
Thanks for watching, Goodnight