Next on News 7-
Virginia's Republicans are picking an Attorney General candidate-
While Roanoke democrats also go to the polls. The latest on primary day.
Plus a speedway may shut down in Franklin County-
...and an ice rink is opening in Roanoke.
Want more of the same? The weather will be sunny and mild again Wednesday.
On Health CHeck--
It's a technique originally used to spot cancer--
Now, a Roanoke gastroenterologist is using endoscopic ultrasound to detect
Voter turnout is in the single digits across Virginia for the republican
primary... and other local races.
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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
The governors of tomorrow have traditionally been the Attorneys General and
Lieutenant Governors of today.
The Republican who runs for Attorney General in November will get into the
game with the support of one, two or three percent of Virginia's registered
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Ellen Qualls is at a Norfolk precinct.
Ellen, what's going on?
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SUPER=01-Julian Hirst/Norfolk Electoral Board; :16
SUPER=01-Peter Fullinwider/Norfolk Voter; :30
OUT Q=hands in it
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Turnout has also been disappointing in Roanoke, where voters had to choose
between two primaries today...
Joe Dashiell has more on that in ROanoke.
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IN Q=poll workers
SUPER=01-Louella Thaxton/Roanoke City Registrar; :09
SUPER=01-Sandra Ryals/City Democratic Chairwoman; :37
OUT Q=in that of voting.
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NEWS-7 will display results from all of tonight's races shortly after the
polls close at the bottom of your television screen.
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Plus you can check out the WDBJ homepage at WDBJ-7 dot com.
And we'll have complete primary coverage tonight at 11, and also on News 7
Prime Time at 10pm on WEFC.
Authorities in Montgomery County are searching for a man who allegedly
robbed a Blacksburg bank this afternoon at gunpoint.
It happened at the National Bank of Blacksburg on Route 460 at about 3:45.
Authorities say the suspect apparently took a taxi to the bank and then
stole the vehicle.
The taxi was recovered a short time later outside Montgomery Regional
The suspect is described as a white male, six feet tall, wearing a gray T-
shirt, faded blue jeans and aviator sun glasses.
A man accused of killing a Spotsylvania teen last year may be off the hook.
The state crime lab wrongly determined fibers taken from the victim matched
fibers from Karl Michael Roush's van.
16 year old Sofia Silva was abducted from outside her home in September of
1996- Her body found in a creek 30 miles away.
The Silva case came to the forefront after a similar abduction and murders
of two sisters- also in Spotsylvania.
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The Lisk girls- ages 15 and 12- disappeared after school last month-
They're bodies were found in a river 40 miles away.
Authorities are not ruling out a link between the Lisk and Silva cases- but
Roush is not a suspect.
He was in jail at the time of the Lisk murders.
But Roush will be getting out.
Murder charges have been dropped- It's expected abduction charges will also
be thrown out.
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The latest on Whitey Taylors bid to keep his Franklin County Speedway...when
NEWS-7 at FIVE continues.
And the roundhouse won't be the only ice rink in town. In about a year,
The Roanoke Ice Park will offer another arena for skaters.
On Health Check, using computers and games to treat kids with learning and
This technique has quickly gone from the lab to the classroom.
The toy company that introduced "share a smile becky" the first doll with a
disability, isn't smiling right now.
That story and the Two Minute ticker when we come back.
It could be several weeks before prosecutors decide whether to charge a
teenager who had a baby at her high school prom.
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Prosecutors say testing must be done- to determine if the baby could have
survived outside the mother's body.
The 18 year old gave birth to her son in a bathroom stall- then left the
baby in a garbage can.
Amazingly none of her friends knew she was pregnant- not even her prom
Dennis Hanes was at the same table.
((DENNIS HANES/HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT: EVERYONE WAS ASKING HER IF SHE WAS O.K.
CAUSE THE TALK AT THE TABLE WAS SHE WAS SICK.))
SUPER=01-Dennis Hanes/High School Student; QUICK!
OUT Q=she was sick."
It was blood on the bathroom floor that alerted workers who found the baby-
they're efforts to resuscitate the newborn failed.
Tim McVeigh's attorneys are now calling witnesses to explain their clients
rage over the 1993 Waco incident-
A magazine editor testified about his articles that criticized the
government's siege at Waco.
McVeigh's sister Jennifer also showed up again for today's session-
((JENNIFER MCVEIGH/TIM MCVEIGH'S SISTER: JUST THAT I LOVE HIM AND I'M HERE TO
SUPPORT HIM AND I DON'T WANT HIM TO DIE.))
SUPER=01-Jennifer McVeigh/Tim McVeigh's Sister; quick!
OUT Q=don't want him to die.
Lawyers say they most likely will not call her to testify about her
Jurors could begin deciding McVeigh's fate as early as Thursday.
And now a real "cool" business story.
Within a year or so, Roanoke will have an ice rink downtown.
A developer who built one in Charlottesville has signed off on the deal.
"The Roanoke Ice Park" should have many of the same characteristics.
And what's always important is location, location, location.
The new rink will stand on what's now a parking lot next to the Norfolk
Southern office building.
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IN Q=It has
((JIM TROUT/ROANOKE CITY COUNCILMEMBER: IT HAS GOOD EXPOSURE FROM THE
INTERSTATE. IN OTHER WORDS, PEOPLE CAN BE DRIVING DOWN THE INTERSTATE AND LOOK
OVER AT NIGHT AND SEE THE ICE SKATING AND YOU'D FEEL LIKE YOU'RE RIGHT IN
SUPER=01-Jim Trout/Roanoke City Councilmember; :03
OUT Q=Central Park.
The current plan calls for the regulation size rink to serve as a practice
facility for the Roanoke Express, and youth hockey teams.
It will be open to the public about 40 hours a week.
Whitey Taylor's race to beat his creditors to the bank has ended ...in
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Franklin County Speedway filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
Despite his efforts to raise 20-thousand dollars to forestall foreclosure on
the track, Taylor's attorney filed the Chapter eleven bankruptcy petition this
It lists 170-thousand dollars in assets. One hundred -SIXTY- five thousand
A reorganization and payment plan has yet to be worked out to pay Taylor's
creditors, but the track remains open in the meantime.
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Stick around for more NEWS-7 at FIVE-- including a sunny, warm forecast...
And a little later-- they ho-hoed in all shapes and sizes in New York City
today, for a chance to be front and center as Santa Claus...
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Mattel's latest Barbie doll-- "Share A Smile Becky" has broken barriers in
the doll world--
Last month, the toy giant unveiled Barbie's newest friend... "Becky."
She has a disability and comes with her own wheelchair.
And in a case of art-- or toys-- imitating life-- the doll, just can't get
into Barbie's Dream House.
Mattel is now looking at the accessibility of all its Barbie accessories.
The design flaw was discovered by a little girl with cerebral palsy.
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The William Byrd Terriers are looking for a state championship on the
diamond tonight-- Steve has a preview.
Ahead on Health Check-- a look at medicines being used to treat coughs and
colds in kids.
IN Q=A cold medicine
((DR. JONA WEISS/PEDIATRICIAN: A COLD MEDICINE WON'T CURE A COLD AND IT WON'T
MAKE A CHILD GET BETTER FASTER
BUT IT GIVES THEM A COMFORTABLE NIGHT'S SLEEP. I CAN SEE A ROLE FOR ITS USE.))
OUT Q=for its use.
But according to one new study, the benefits of most cough medicine may not
be worth the potential risks.
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Federal health officials are trying to decide whether or not to endorse the
use of AIDS drugs as a morning-after treatment.
The treatments are used on people who fear they've been infected with H-I-V
after risky sex.
Critics say there's no way to tell if the treatment works.
A new study in the journal "Pediatrics" questions just how safe and
effective cough remedies are in kids.
While both over the counter and prescription medicine containing cough
suppressants such as codeine have been tested and are found to be effective in
adults-- there's no proof they work the same in children.
IN Q=Some of the
((DR. DANIEL NOTTERMAN, AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS: SOME OF THE
CONSTITUENTS OF THESE MEDICATIONS HAVE BEEN TESTED IN ADULTS, THERE ARE
VIRTUALLY NO ACCEPTABLE STUDIES IN CHILDREN TO INDICATE THAT THEY ARE SAFE AND
SUPER=01-Dr. Daniel Notterman/American Academy of Pediatrics; :
OUT Q=safe and effective.
Some ingredients could potentially cause serious side effects in
children such as lethargy, restlessness and hypertension.
Since dosage guidelines for cough and cold medications are based on adult
testing that can easily lead to over medicating youngsters.
IN Q=We really
((DR. DANIEL NOTTERMAN: WE REALLY DON'T KNOW THE BEST DOSAGE OF CODEINE TO USE
IN CHILDREN AND WE DON'T THINK THAT PARENTS SHOULD HAVE TO EXPERIMENT ON
CHILDREN TO FIND THE RIGHT DOSAGE. ))
OUT Q=right dosage.
Cough medicines are intended to treat symptoms only ... and are not a cure.
The reality-- most common respiratory problems in kids are caused by a
virus that usually lasts a few miserable days and runs it's course.
If it does persist it may be the sign of something more serious requiring
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A new technique developed in Roanoke can help doctors all over the country
detect gall bladder disease.
The implication for patients-- relief.
Intern reporter Joy Sutton has more
IN Q=For nearly
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SUPER=01-Kathy Murray/Gallbladder Disease Patient; 23 :
SUPER=01-Dr. James Dill/Gastroenterologist; 53 :
SUPER=19-Joy Sutton; 1:25 :
OUT Q=JSU Health Check.
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For nearly thirteen years Kathy Murray suffered from gall bladder disease
that went UNDETECTED.
Despite numerous tests, her condition worsened, and even caused
pancreatitis-an inflamation of the pancreas.
It wasn't until she was rushed to 12:39:51 establishing shot of hospital
Carilion Roanoke Community hospital that she underwent a new technique in
detection-- endoscopic ultrasound.
She says it saved her life.
IN Q=The difference
((KATHY MURRAY: THE DIFFERENENCE IS UNBELIEVABLE. I CAN'T BELIEVE WHAT I WENT
THROUGH FOR SO MANY YEARS AND THE SURGERY WAS VERY SIMPLE. I WAS OVENIGHT IN
THE HOSPITAL AND I'VE BEEN NOTHING BUT BETTER SINCE ))
OUT Q=better since
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Dr. James Dill was the first in the country to use endoscopic ultrasound to
detect gallbladder disease.
It was originally used to spot cancer.
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Dill says the device-- in this new frontier-- has a 94 percent accuracy rate
IN Q=Many people suffer
((DR. JAMES DILL, GASTROENTEROLOGIST:MANY PEOPLE SUFFER FROM GALL BLADDER
DISEASE..HAVE TREMENDOUS AMOUNTS OF PAIN AND THE STANDARD GALL BLADDER TESTS DO
NOT FIND THE PROBLEM ))
OUT Q=find the problem
12:29:25 pan down from esophagus to gall bladder
The patient is under sedation while a gastroscope is inserted in the
esophogas until it reaches the stomach.
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Using an ultrasound probe the doctor can look at the gall bladder to search
for stones and signs of disease.
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This week, Dill was invited to speak at the National Institutes of Health
conference-- to discuss his findings, and other issues affecting womens health.
IN Q=We would like
((DR. JAMES DILL/GASTROENTEROLOGIST: WE WOULD LIKE MORE PEOPLE TO BE AWARE SO
THAT MORE DOCTORS WILL LEARN THIS TECHNIQUE AND MORE PATIENTS WILL BE RELIEVED
OF SUFFERING ))
OUT Q=relieved of suffering
98-percent of the people affected by the disease are women.
Research shows that standard procedures missed up to 50-percent of gall
Joy Sutton, Health Check.))
Last year, a study from Rutgers University reported that high-tech computer
games can successfully teach children how to resolve language-learning
IN Q=The birds were
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SUPER=04-January 1996; :48
SUPER=01-Dr. Paula Tallal/Rutgers University; :55 QUICK!
SUPER=01-Judy Weisel/Speech Pathologist; 1:01 Quick!
OUT Q=improved tremendously.
IN Q=The birds were
((THE BIRDS WERE SINGING AND FLINGING WHEN LYNN GOT UP THIS MORNING.
ERIC MUNOZ: "THE BIRDS WERE SINGING AND FLINGING --- WHEN THEY GOT UP
THIS MORNING. ))
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Now, keep in mind, these are not the kids who suffer with speech problems
because they're tongue doesn't move correctly.
It's the kids who have faulty nervous systems that can't receive and
process sounds properly who are helped by these games.
Now, the technique has moved from research labs into school systems and
Here's how it works-- using hi-tech games, researchers stretch out the
sounds and make them longer-- so the child can recognize them more easily.
As the brain is trained to recognize sounds, the games become more
demanding, teaching the child to respond to sounds that are closer to normal
IN Q=The birds
((THE BIRDS WERE FLYING AND SINGING WHEN LYNN GOT UP THIS MORNING. ))
OUT Q=got up this morning.
IN Q=The goal is
((DR. PAULA TALLAL/RUTGERS UNIVERSITY: THE GOAL IS TO CLARIFY THE WAY IN WHICH
A CIHLD HEARS THE INDIVIDUAL SOUNDS OF THEIR LANGUAGE. ))
OUT Q=of their language.
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IN Q=Anything that
((JUDY WEISEL/SPEECH PATHOLOGIST: ANYTHING THAT INVOVLES SOUND, LISTENING TO
SOUNDS, AUDITORY MEMORY, THOSE KINDS OF TESTS HAVE IMPROVED TREMENDOUSLY. ))
OUT Q=improved tremendously.
If you suspect your child is having problems understanding sounds,
communicating, following instructions or completing basic school
assignments, have the child tested.
Most schools provide comprehensive hearing, speech and educational testing.
This problem isn't the kind of thing a child will simply out-grow.
It's important to take care of the problem as early as possible, making
necessary changes before the child starts failing or perceives himself as a
The William Byrd Terriers are playing for a state championtonight.
How's the coach preparing for the big game? Steve Mason knows...hi Steve.
Good afternoon everyone, it's state championship night as Glenvar
Rustburg, Grayson county and William Byrd go for itt. The Terriers will play
Tabb in the Group Two A State baseball championship game.
Roy Stanley visited with Byrd Head coach Rodney Spradlin to get his final
thoughts on Byrd's first shot at winning a baseball championship.
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SUPER=01-Rodney Spradlin/William Byrd Head Coach; :19
OUT Q=..........to you steve."
The Red Wings celebrated their Stanley Cup championship today with the city
The streets of downtown detroit were filled with thousands and thousands
of fans as the city took part in a parade for the new champions.
The Wings swept Philadelphia to give Detroit fans their first Stanley Cup
in 42 years.
((SCOTTY BOWMAN/DETROIT HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Scotty Bowman/Detroit Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...thank you"
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That's it for 5; coming up at 6; more from William Byrd; plus Radford
hires a new men's basketball assistant. those stories at 6; have a great day.
Summer's here and so is Santa.
The calendar may say June, the mercury is finally climbing today...and in
the Big Apple, Santa Claus auditions are underway.
Kris Kringle is being selected for Radio City's Christmas show.
Prospects of all shapes and sizes are singing and dancing today in hopes of
landing in the big sleigh on stage.
Santa will be busy-- his performances begin in November--and the shows run
That's it for NEWS-7 at FIVE-- for more news later tonight--full screen
Join Connie Stevens for our local primetime newscast, NEWS-7 Primetime --
tonight at 10 on WEFC.
See you later, Goodnight