NEWS-7 AT FIVE is straight ahead--
Cave Spring High School students continue grappling with scheduling snags.
The latest wrinkle at VMI-- it appears TWO cadets have been suspended this
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And film and television actor Burgess Meredith has died.
The rumble of thunder and locally heavy downpours highlight our forecast
On Health Check--
The latest hopes on the AIDS front--
as the disease slowly moves from a deadly diagnosis-- to a chronic condition.
The scheduling problems continue at Cave Spring High School-- For a
two-and a half week period students have been in limbo.
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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
The mixup with classes at the Roanoke County school has affected more
students than originally reported.
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Administrators admitted Sunday that a computer- related problem effected
about 100 schedules during the first two weeks of school.
But the effort to get that all straightened out has resulted in changes for
a majority of the 13- hundred High School Students.
Those changes were put into place Monday.
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((DANIEL PENN/SENIOR CLASS PRESIDENT: A LOT OF THEM HAD THE ACTUAL ORDER OF
THEIR SCHEDULE CHANGED AROUND, SOME OF THEM HAD DIFFERENT TEACHERS, BUT FOR THE
MOST PART, MOST STUDENTS HAD SOME CHANGE IN THEIR SCHEDULE.))
SUPER=01-Daniel Penn/Senior Class President;
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Many students still have incorrect foreign language class assignments, extra
study halls, and no lunch period.
In addition, guidance counselors have apparently been unavailable to help
any seniors who need help working on their college applications.
The school superintendent has no comment on the status of the assistant
principal responsible for putting together the schedule plan.
Now it's down to 26 women at Virginia Military Institute; after three
drop-outs and one SUSPENSION.
Angelica (ann-HELL-ic-uh) Garza went home yesterday -suspended for two
semesters for taking a swing at an upperclassman.
At home today at Fort Belvoir, Garza said she felt the punishment was fair,
and accepts the fact that she made a mistake.
She plans to attend a college in Northern Virginia this year and hopes to
re-enroll at V-M-I next year.
Garza was not the first student suspended at V-M-I this year for hitting
An upperclassman was suspended for striking a freshman rat with a broom
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Southside soldiers are on their way back from Bosnia.
In about eight hours, they will touch down in Georgia their last stop
before finally coming home.
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Tina Tenret is waiting for them at Fort Benning.
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An explosion rips apart a Georgia Pacific plant in Columbus Ohio-
One worker, standing near the explosion, is still missing tonight.
Five other workers and two firefighters were taken to the hospital mostly
for burns and smoke inhalation.
People who had family members working at the plant heard the blast and came
rushing to the site.
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Workers were apparently making resin when the tank exploded-
((ANDY NORMAN/GEORGIA-PACIFIC MGR.: AS FOR WHAT HAPPENED THERE. THERE'S NO WAY
OF TELLING UNTIL WE CAN GET INSIDE AND TAKE A LOOK.))
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The blast sent some chemcials into the air-
Police evacuated nearby buildings- but they say it was merely a precaution.
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The latest on the investigation in the Princess Diana crash is up next on
NEWS-7 at FIVE.
And a little later-- the Old Madison Heights Elementary School could see new
life...today it was auctioned off to the highest bidder.
On Health Check--
how recent concerns about E-coli and natural juices are effecting our area's
Also coming up-- he's known worldwide for his undersea discoveries...
Tonight Patrick has a live interivew with the man who located the sunken
Princess Diana's driver was under the influence of a combination of alcohol
Three tests all confirm he had the equivalent of nine shots of whiskey in
Also in his blood- the residue of two prescription drugs- an
anti-depressenant-- Prozac and another used to treat aggression and agitation.
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((PROF. TIMOTHY PETERS/KINGS COLLEGE HOSPITAL: I CONTINUALLY GIVE ADVICE TO
PATIENTS NOT TO COMBINE THESE DRUGS WITH ALCOHOL.))
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Exactly what the combination did is unclear but some say it could impair
Driver Henri Paul was killed in the crash along with Princess Diana and her
companion Dodi Al Fayed.
The search is over for family members and rescue crews-- after the body of a
fisherman missing since Sunday was found.
Rescue teams and relatives spent four days carefully looking for 53-year old
Cecil Donald Short in the reservoir at Carvin's Cove.
Authorities say Short was discovered floating in the water by a cousin near the
Dogs, divers and a sonar system were brought in to assist in the search.
The medical examiner's office will perform an autopsy to determine his cause
Officials believe Short may have suffered a heart attack before falling into
A piece of Amherst County history went on the auction block today-- and an
unknown investor may have struck a real bargain.
The county was looking to do something with the old Madison Heights
Elementary School which has been vacant since 1991.
Just a few people turned out for a public auction of the building today.
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((C.T. WINGFIELD/AUCTIONEER: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, WE KNOW THAT THE COUNTY IS
LOOKING TO GET RID OF THIS BUILDING. IT COULD BE A LIABILITY TO THE COUNTY, BUT
WE DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY WILL ACCEPT. WE HAVE NO IDEA WHAT MONEY IT WILL TAKE TO
BUY THIS BUILDING TODAY. BUT WE WILL TAKE THEM THE HIGH BID AND WE ARE GOING TO
TRY TO SELL THEM ON WHAT WE'VE DONE HERE TODAY.))
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In the end, David McConnell bought the building for just 25-thousand
dollars... the property was assessed at close to 300- thousand dollars.
McConnell said he was representing an anonymous investor.
The sale must still be approved by the board of supervisors next week.
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He's credited for discovering the sunken Titanic-- but that's just the
beginning of the long list of findings for Robert Ballard.
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Robert Ballard, the man most famous for his discovery of the Titanic's
resting place, is visiting the Star City tonight.
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Patrick Evans is with Ballard at the Hotel Roanoke, where he'll be speaking
later this evening.
Patrick, what brings Dr. Ballard to town?
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In tonight's Two Minute Ticker-- Steve Mason takes it to the bucket in
Hometown Hoops Weekly.
On Health Check-- once again, politics and medicine intersect this campaign
Today, one candidate offers idea on RURAL health care.
An apple a day, may not keep the doctor away-- especially if it's made into
Food and Drug Administration officials are warning if the healthy fruit is
contaminated with the bacteria E. coli...it's natural form could cause illness.
That information has some local apple growers taking the fresh or
unpasteurized juice off the shelves.
Health department officials say the contamination is spread through fruit and
vegetables, just as easily as meat products.
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((KAREN CHAPLES: ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SUPERVISOR: WE'RE TALKING ABOUT APPLES
AND APPLE ORCHARDS, YOU'VE GOT COWS IF THEY'RE OUT THERE IN THE FIELD, THEY GO
TO THE BATHROOM OUT THERE THEN IT'S GOING TO BE CONTAMINATED FROM ANY APPLES
THAT DROP ON THE GROUND))
SUPER=01-Karen Chaples/Environmental Health Supervisor;
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The U-S Department of Agriculture advises washing all fruits thoroughly
before eating, but E. coli can infect porous fruits that can't be cleaned.
More hope tonight that AIDS patients can live longer and manage their
disease for years without becoming symptomatic.
While there are several drug regimens that prolong a patient's life, a new
study shows a triple combination reduces HIV in the blood to almost
Liz Mullen reports.
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SUPER=01-Don MacIver/AIDS Patient; :09
SUPER=01-Dr. Roy Gulick/New York Univ. Medical Center; :35
SUPER=01-Liz Mullen/Reporting; 1:46
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The average person would never know that Don Maciver was diagnosed with
H-I-V ten years ago.
Listen to what happened to him recently:
DON MACIVER/AIDS PATIENT: MY APPETITE RETURNED, I STARTED HAVING ENERGY, I WAS
ABLE TO GO BACK TO THE GYM TO WORK OUT.
MacIver attributes his good health to a new AIDS drug combination:
Indinavir, three-t-c and a-z-t. According to a new study in the latest
addition of the New England Journal of Medicine, the treatment worked better
than any drug combination at reducing the level of H-I-V in the blood.
DR. ROY GULICK, NYU MEDICAL CENTER: THE PATIENTS THAT TOOK ALL THREE OF THE
DRUGS TOGETHER IN MORE THAN 80
PERCENT OF THOSE PATIENTS, THEIR VIRUS WAS REDUCED TO UNDETECTABLE LEVELS AND
THAT WAS SUSTAINED FOR AS LONG AS ONE YEAR.
Although Dr. Gulick says more study needs to be done on the effects of
taking the drug combination over a long period of time, he says it may be a way
of changing the face of AIDS from a deadly disease to a chronic condition.
DR. ROY GULICK, NYU MEDICAL CENTER: OUR STUDY TOOK THE FIRST STEP WHICH IS TO
SAY IT ACTUALLY REDUCED VIRUS TO
UNDETECTABLE LEVELS AND IT'LL STAY DOWN THERE FOR A YEAR OR PERHAPS EVEN
LONGER. THE NEXT COUPPLE OF STEPS ARE GOING TO ANSWER THOSE TYPES OF
QUESTIONS: CAN YOU STOP SOME OF THE DRUGS AND HAVE THE GOOOD EFFECTS CONTINUE,
OR PERHAPS TAKE PATIENTS OFF DRUGS COMPLETELY AND CONTROL THE VIRUS BUT WE SURE
DON'T KNOW THE ANSWERS TO THAT YET.
DON MACIVER, AIDS PATIENT: I FEEL WONDERFUL, MY LIFE IS BACK TO NORMAL, I CAN
SWIM A MILE WITHOUT PROBLEMS I CAN RUN TWO AND HALF MILES WITHOUT PROBLEMS, I
CAN LIFT WEIGHTS WITHOUT PROBLEMS. MY LIFE IS BACK TO WHERE IT WAS TEN YEARS
AGO BEFORE I EVER
Researchers caution this is not a cure.
Most, but not all patients, responded well to the drugs.
It is now up to the medical community to figure out why
patients like Don Maciver have been able to re-claim their lives and others
Liz Mullen, CBS News, New York.))
The flu is one thing Democrat L- F Payne may not have to worry about as the
race for Lieutenant Governor kicks into high gear.
The former Fifth District congressman toured the New River Valley Health
District headquarters in Christiansburg this morning.
He talked about the need to improve rural health care.
Payne also set aside time for a flu shot-- although vaccine season doesn't
officially begin for another month.
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((L. F. PAYNE/D-LT. GOV. CANDIDATE:I WAS PLEASED, I GUESS TO BE HERE TO HAVE AN
OPPORTUNITY TO DO THIS, ITS A LITTLE EARLY IN THE FLUE SEASON, BUT CERTAINLY,
ITS A PREVENTATIVE MEASURE THAT EVERYONE SHOULD GIVE CONSIDERATION TO HAVING A
FLUE SHOT SOMETIME IN OCTOBER, AND IT WILL SAVE A LOT OF TROUBLE AND A LOT OF
AGONY, I THINK, DURING THE FLUE SEASON FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE. ))
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Payne says one way to improve rural health care is to encourage medical
school students to locate in small communities.
Payne is running against Republican John Hager.
From the Journal of the American Medical Association comes confirmation of
what some experts have believed for years:
When teenagers are involved in their families and schools--they get in less
Researchers studied more than 12-thousand junior high and high school
students--they found that those who felt connected to their parents or school
were-- among other things-- less likely to drink, smoke cigarettess or
marijuana, or think about suicide.
It's Wednesday and in the sports world that means Hometown Hoops Weekly.
Steve Mason checks in on the Lord Botetourt Lady Cavaliers in what is
turning out to be a rebuilding year.
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SUPER=01-Aimee Bird/Lord Botetourt Point Guard; 1:03
SUPER=03-Vinton/1997 William Byrd Tip Off Classic; 1:31
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((The script could not have had a happier ending last year. But those tears of
joy are gone as is head coach David Wheat, sarah Hicks and Sara Moore, the
foundation of the team's success.
Amiee Byrd's play has changed dramatically. Without a primary ball handler
returning, the senior has had to take over the majority of the point guard
The Lady Cavaliers are 3 and 2 and have yet to face perhaps the most grueling
Blue Ridge District schedule to date with William Byrd at the head of the pack.
But first year coach Chuck Pound, along with Byrd, Tekesha Basham, and Kim
Daugherty, the most experienced players from last year, seem to have been
successfull in removing the pressure that comes with following a great team.))
He is the raspy voiced actor best known for playing the coach in the Rocky
Actor Burgess Meredith died at age 89.
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Meredith's film roles spanned 60 years-
He's also remembered for his television role as the Penguin in the Batman
Meredith also starred in Day of the Locust, Grumpy Old men and it's sequel.
Meredith suffered from cancer and Alzheimers' disease- He was 89.