NEWS-7 at FIVE is straight ahead--
The body of a woman found in the James River is identified.
The publishing company that puts out the Roanoker Magazine is damaged by
And everyone in Miami is talking about this afternoon's twister.
The breezy conditions will bring some showers to the region tomorrow. More
on the forecast in a few moments.
On Health Check, it is not the news Lou Gehrig's Disease patients want to
And making medicine safer for sick children.
The new front for child-friendly pharmaceutical testing.
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((IT APPEARS THAT THE BODY WAS LEFT THERE AT THAT LOCATION, I DON'T THINK IT
OUT Q=think it floated.
It's the first murder in Appomattox County in three years-- as authorities
tonight search for suspects.
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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
Appomattox County investigators say a Lynchburg woman found dumped in the
James River last night was shot to death.
The body of 23-year old Lisa Yvonne Crider was discovered by two fishermen-
Her reamins found off Route 605 in the Bent Creek area.
Detectives from five central Virginia jurisdictions are now looking for her
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((WILSON STAPLES/APPOMATTOX CO. SHERIFF: AT THE PRESENT TIME, THE REGIONAL
HOMICIDE SQUAD HAS BEEN ACTIVATED AND WE'RE FOLLOWING UP ALL LEADS AND ANY
INFORMATION THAT WE CAN OBTAIN FROM THE FAMILY AS TO WHEN SHE WAS LAST SEEN AND
HER ASSOCIATION WITH INDIVIDUALS AT THAT TIME.))
SUPER=01-Wilson Staples/Appomattox Co. Sheriff; :00
OUT Q=at that time.
Staples says Crider was last seen in Lynchburg Saturday night about 24 hours
before her body turned up in Appomattox.
Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call the Appomattox
County sheriff's department.
Fire damaged the Roanoke offices of Leisure Publishing this afternoon.
Flames burned through the roof, but no one was hurt, and company officials
say they don't expect any lasting damage to their business.
Leisure Publishing is responsible for the Roanoker Magazine, Blue Ridge
Country, and other publications.
The production areas of the building were not heavily damaged and employees
were able to escape with computer back- up discs.
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((RICHARD WELLS/PRESIDENT AND PUBLISHER: WE HAD SOMEONE COME IN THE BUILDING,
SOMEONE WHO PASSED BY ON THE STREET AND SAW SMOKE COMING FROM THE SECOND STORY
RIGHT ABOVE MY OFFICE. WE HAD ABOUT 25 PEOPLE IN THE BUILDING AT THE TIME. THEY
SAID YOUR BUILDING'S ON FIRE, GET OUT. AND WE QUICKLY GOT ON THE INTERCOM AND
TOLD EVERYBODY TO GET OUT.))
SUPER=01-Richard Wells/President and Publisher;
OUT Q=to get out.
There's no word yet from fire officials on the cause of the blaze, but the
fire apparently started in a portion of the attic where negatives and old
magazines were stored.
A star witness in the Oklahoma City Bombing says he could have stopped the
bombing, but did not.
Michael (Fort-ee-year) Fortier says he'll have to live with that knowledge
Fortier told jurors that Timothy McVeigh planned the attack- even boasting
about how to make a truck into a bomb.
He testified he knew McVeigh had chosen a Federal building in Oklahoma City
as a target.
Forteir says he first lied to authorities about McVeigh's innocence- but
later decided to cooperate with authorities.
Take a look at what people in Miami (----------------)
saw out of their office windows today.
A tornado tore through parts of the city-
The twister spun over the city's southwestern edge- then swept across the
shore line and across Biscayne Bay.
The storm blew down trees and traffic signs, knocked out windows
and tossed cars upside down.
But so far, only minor injuries reported.
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A cross country murder investigation is underway now on the East
Coast...that story next on NEWS-7 at FIVE-
And a little later-- She's sunburned, sore and tired, but
accomplished her goal-- a swim from Cuba to Key West, Florida.
There are those who advocate the use of aloe vera--- for everything from
healing wounds, to improving digestion.
We'll hear what's turned up, with the first long term study on ingesting
Also coming up-- do you think you don't have the time to cook?
Patricks whipping up some fast--yet, healthy food. Stick around.
A manhunt is underway for a man wanted in four murders.
27 year old Andrew (Coo-non-in) is suspected of several killings in the
Midwest and New Jersey.
((HE IS ALSO ARMED WITH A 340 CALIBER PISTOL, EXTREMELY DANGEROUS.))
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The latest murder happened in a civil war era cemetery Friday-
The 45 year old caretaker was killed- police say merely for his pickup
Coo-non-in had apparently been driving a car too conspicuous- a Lexus that
belonged to another murder victim- Chicago millionaire Lee Miglin.
Police say a waitress served the suspect at a New Jersey diner Saturday-
Alerts are also out in Philadelphia and Delaware.
The U-S Supreme court has refused to hear the appeal of a man on death row
for killing an Old Dominion University Student from Lynchburg.
Derek Barnabei was convicted of the 1993 capital murder and rape of 17-year
old Sarah Wisnosky in Norfolk.
Barnabei and Wisnosky met and began dating about two weeks before her death.
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Although there was no direct evidence linking Barnabei to the woman's death,
her blood was found on the walls and bed frame of his room in a house near the
Old Dominion campus.
The recent violence at state rest areas is prompting one Attorney General
candidate to take a stance.
Republican Jerry Kilgore believes privatization is the answer.
He says by bidding out all state highway rest stops, individual businesses
could provide 24-hour a day servicess... in a well lit environment.
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((JERRY KILGORE/R- CANDIDATE FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL: EVERYONE'S NOW AFRAID TO
STOP AT THESE REST AREAS ONCE IT GETS DARK AND THAT'S NOT RIGHT. THAT'S NOT THE
RIGHT SIGNAL WE AS VIRGINIANS WANT TO SEND TO THOSE TRAVELING THROUGH THE
SUPER=01-Jerry Kilgore/(R) Attorney General Candidate;
OUT Q=the Commonwealth
Kilgore is receiving opposition from NAT-SO, Incorporated... which
represents more than 30 travel plazas and truck stops in Virginia.
The group says if rest areas are privatized, it could wipe out all other
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Need to eat on the run but want something healthier than fast food?
(patrick ad lib)
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The average fast food meal, a burger and fries, contains 51 grams of fat
and more than 11-hundred calories!
So how do you feed your family when you're in a hurry?
DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Today Patrick Evans has some suggestions for meals that are ready in
minutes, but don't have all the fat and calories of fast food.
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The University of Kentucky names its new head coach-- Mike has details in
Kids are NOT miniature adults-- so it's tough for doctors to know just how
much of a drug to prescribe for a sick child.
One government program though is trying to change that-- with a new plan
for testing medications on children.
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((WHAT WE'RE BASICALLY PROVIDING IS AN INFRASTRUCTURE AND ACCESSIBLE SYSTEM
THAT THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY CAN THEN USE TO DO THE NECESSARY STUDIES IN
CHILDREN FOR PEDIATRIC LABELLING ))
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Good Evening, I'm Ellen Qualls.
Virginia classrooms are changing.
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Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX, the first part in our weeklong series: "Raising
the Bar: Virginia's Schools."
Tonight: the result of political winds blowing toward more academic basics.
Where are we after two years under the new Standards of Learning?
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((SHERRI SPIVEY/HENRICO CO. TEACHER: WHAT WE DO THIS YEAR WILL BE TESTED IN
ANOTHER YEAR. SO WE TRY TO DO A GOOD JOB OF MAKING THE INFORMATION COME
OUT Q=come alive.
What we found is teachers working hard to teach more content, with fewer
materials on hand, and a lot of creativity.
It's part one in a wide-ranging week-long look at our public schools.
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That's coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX, Jean.
Thanks Ellen, Education is a topic on many people's minds-- we'll check it
A panel of experts convened by the Food and Drug Administration says
there's NOT enough evidence that a long-awaited drug to treat Lou Gehrig's
The drug Myotrophin was shown in one study to slow disease progression by
about three months and in another study it had no benefit.
Patients have been angered by the panels decision.
The F-D-A is not bound to-- but typically DOES-- follow the advisors
So-called Miracle Drugs have proven themselves critical to saving lives--
but ethical and moral questions have generally prevented testing such drugs on
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SUPER=03-Shreveport, LA; :05
SUPER=01-Dr. John Wilson/Louisiana State University Med. Center; :57
SUPER=01-Dr. Duane Alexander/Nat'l. Inst. of Child Health & Human Dev.; 1:05
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But a recently organized system to label drugs for pediatric use may be
The National Institutes of Health has set up seven pediatric pharmacology
research units to safely test drugs in children.
12 year old Savannah here is in and out of the hospital regularly with pain
crises caused by sickle cell disease.
She's participating in a study to see if a new drug might reduce those
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((THEY STUCK ME AND GOT SOME BLOOD. IT GETS EASIER. AND I HAD TO TAKE SOME
OUT Q=some medicine.
Testing is necessary because drugs act differently in children compared to
Children metabolize drugs differently at various ages and their bodies
absorb drugs at different rates-- which can cause the medications to be either
less effective or more toxic.
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((DR. JOHN WILSON/LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER: IT'S NOT ONLY THE
DOSE THAT'S IMPORTANT FOR THE CHILD BUT IT IS HOW MUCH OF THE DRUG IS IN THE
BLOOD OF THE CHILD AND HOW FAST THE CHILD CLEARS IT.))
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butt butt butt butt
IN Q=What we hope to do
((DR. DUANE ALEXANDER/NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT:
WHAT WE HOPE TO DO IS ACCELERATE THE PROCESS SO THAT MANY OF THE NEW DRUGS THAT
ARE GOING TO BE COMING ON TO THE MARKET ARE BEING TESTED IN CHILDREN
SIMULTANEOUSLY WHEN THEY - AS THEY ARE BEING TESTED IN ADULTS.))
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12 year old Patrick Robertson is participating in a fever study.
But he's not being poked and prodded-- his temperature, heart rate, and
stomach activity are being evaluated using electrodes on the skin.
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Sick children are beginning to reap the benefits of the efforts.
Three drugs have been re-labeled for pediatric use, and 107 studies are on
For people who may have trouble sleeping, due to severe Tinnitus-- or
ringing in the ear-- there may be some relief from the hormone Melatonin.
In a small study, being presented to ear, nose and throat specialists--
46-percent tinnitus patients saw an overall improvement in their ability to
sleep after taking melatonin.
Still, researchers admit Melatonin did not-- IN ANY WAY-- reduce the
The hormone just helped some patients live with the disorder, with fewer
A lot of claims have been made about the healing benefits of the aloe
plant-- used by some to heal burns, improve digestion, even as a laxative.
There have been credible studies on the plant's ability to accelerate
healing in wounds.
But now, the University of Texas has completed the first long term study on
In the research, 360 rats were fed aloe throughout their life span.
Pathologists, examining the rats after they died, found fewer cases of
kidney and heart disease in the rats fed the plant.
However, more study is essential, on any possible benefits to humans,
before we all start chomping on it.
Time now for sports-- news from the hardwoods is dominating the sports world
Mike Stevens has the latest on coaches in the colleges and the pros.
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Let's get tonight's two minute sports ticker started with some more
basketball news from the University of Kentucky.
This afternoon the Wildcats, and athletic director, C.M. Newton, officially
welcomed Tubby Smith to campus naming him Rick Pitino's successor.
SUPER=03-Lexington, KY; :00
Smith was an assistant under Pitino for two years at Kentucky and the last
two seasons he led Georgia to 45 wins and 2 NCAA tournament berths.
Today he couldn't help but acknowledge the history he had made by becoming
UK's first black head coach.
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((TUBBY SMITH/NEW KENTUCKY HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Tubby Smith/New Kentucky Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...QUITE AN HONOR."
Smith's contract is for five years.
At this time the financial aspects of the deal have not been released.
The NBA will officially welcome Larry Bird back to the court tonight in
At six fifteen eastern time tonight, Bird will officially be introduced as
the new head coach of the Indiana Pacers.
Bird is considered by most to be one of five greatest players to ever play
For 13 years he dominated the league with the Celtics.
But he has never held a head coaching job.
Bird is now 40 years old, and he says the Pacers are the only team he has an
interest in coaching.
He is returning to his home state of Indiana for this job. He grew up in the
small town of French Lick.
The NBA playoffs resume tonight and out west the Utah Jazz can send the
Lakers and Shaquille O'Neal home for the summer with a win.
Utah leads that best of seven series 3 games to one and tonight's game is on
the Jazz's home court in the Delta Center.
Also, tonight the Knicks are back home hosting Miami.
New York leads that series 2 games to one.
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Coming up for you tonight at six, Steve Mason gives us a look at one of the
hottest sports in the valley these days - indoor roller hockey.
Jean will be back with more News 7 at five right after this.
take a break
She swam her way from Cuba to Florida and into the record books today-
SUPER=03-Key West, FL;
Australian Susan Maroney arrived in Key West, Florida- after more than 24
hours in the water.
The 22 year old is the first person to complete the 108 mile trek from
Havana across the Florida Straits.
((SUSAN MARONEY/MARATHON SWIMMER: I'M REALLY HAPPY ABOUT IT. IT'S A DREAM I'VE
HAD FOR SO LONG FINALLY TO SWIM IT AND MAKE IT TO SHORE. IT'S GREAT.))
SUPER=01-Susan Maroney/Marathon Swimmer;
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Maroney says she suffered jellyfish stings and at times wanted to quit- but
she calls the swim the ultimate experience.
Next time Maroney says she'll swim from Mexico to Cuba.
But just minutes ago, Maroney collapsed during a live television interview
and was taken to a Florida hospital.
That's it for NEWS-7 at FIVE-- for more news later tonight--
Join Connie Stevens for our local primetime newscast, NEWS-7 Primetime--
tonight at 10 on WEFC.
See you later, Goodnight