Straight ahead on News 7-
A verdict is reached in the case of a man charged with killing an elderly
Did a movie spark a 14 year old to kill his classmates?
Plus the Golden Arches head North.
Snow showers in the western highlands and New River valley tommorow will
likely leave a skiff. We will track this little storm in a moment.
Have you had your pneumonia shot? Doctors say it's probably not too late.
And a new drug may make going through the changes of life easier for women.
Those stories and more tonight on Health Check.
Defense attorneys ask a judge to spare the life of a convicted killer.
The plea came after James Reid was convicted today of capital murder.
Medical experts took the stand in the case--
They said Reids medical history contributed to his behavior the day he
stabbed and beat an elderly Christiansburg woman inside her home.
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Teresa Hamilton joins us from outside the Montgomery County courthouse with
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(Q&A: Teresa, when is the judge expected to make a decision?)
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It's been five days now, but still no sign of a Lynchburg native who
mysteriously disappeared in Delaware.
Air and ground teams have been scouring an area near (Raho-bith) Rehoboth
Beach for 22-year old Mark Domaleski.
Domaleski was in Delaware as a volunteer for the Americorps program.
He also spent many summers working for Lynchburg's Habitat for Humanity
Friends there weren't surprised to hear Domaleski spent his Thanksgiving
break working in a soup kitchen.
IN Q=Not at all
((CAROLYN REED/LYNCHBURG HABITAT DIRECTOR: NOT AT ALL, IN FACT MARK WAS WITH US
FOR THE SUMMER AND WE HAD THE BLITZ BUILD IN SEPTEMBER AND HE KIND OF PUT OFF
HIS PLANS TO STAY WITH US SO WE COULD ACCOMPLISH THAT BECAUSE WE NEEDED HIM.
NO, THAT WOULD NOT SURPRISE ME.))
SUPER=01-Carolyn Reed/Lynchburg Habitat Director; :00
OUT Q=not surprise me.
Police say there is "no" evidence of foul play in Domaleski's disappearance.
A killing spree at a Florida Factory-
Four people were found dead at a conveyer belt plant-
One of those killed is a co-owner of the company- three others were
The four bodies were discovered inside Erie Manufacturing this morning.
Police say dissention among co-OWNERS may have been a motive in the
killings, but so far no one's been arrested.
The 14-year old boy accused of fatally shooting three fellow students may
have been influenced by a MOVIE.
Prosecutors say Michael Carneal mentioned a movie that depicts a young man
killing a teacher and students-
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The 1995 film "Basketball Diaries" is based on the life of a former high
school basketball player who turned to drugs-
((THE BEST I CAN REMEMBER IS THEY ASK HIM HAD HE EVER SEEN THIS BEFORE HAD HE
EVER SEEN ANYTHING DONE LIKE THIS HE SAID YES. I HAD SEEN THIS DONE IN
OUT Q=IN BASKETBALL DIARIES.
Carneal is charged with killing three students- and wounding five others.
One of two girls who remain hospitalized has been paralyzed from
the waist down.
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An explosion causes a partial shutdown of operations at the Radford Arsenal.
We will have details coming up on News 7 at Five.
and what HAVE investigators found as they sift through the rubble of a
Danville apartment building?
The Thanksgiving fire left hundreds homeless-- We will have an update.
Tonight on Health Check--
If you're a man living in Virginia's capital city, you might think about moving
after a report on life expectancy.
And if you're looking for a holiday gift for an art lover, stay tuned.
Patrick Evans will introduce us to a New River Valley artist
whose work is now available at an area store.
A Tennessee truck driver is charged with involuntary manslaughter after an
early morning accident in Christiansburg that left one person dead and another
Witnesses say 48-year old Harry Hoopes was pulling his tractor trailer out
of a Radford rest stop onto Interstate- 81 when a car came up from behind.
The passenger side of the vehicle was crushed, the impact killed 19-year
old Crystal Moss, of Hopkinsville, Kentucky.
The car's driver, 22-year old Harrison Mumford, also of Kentucky, was
trapped for nearly half an hour, until rescue workers were able to free him.
69 pounds of nitro-glycerin exploded this morning at the Radford Army
Ammunition plant, but no one was injured.
The mishap occured about five A-M in the Nitro-glycerin Pre-mix area.
The facility is automated, and a single operator was monitoring the
procedure from a protective bunker.
The cause of the explosion is under investigation by the Army and Alliant
Operations in the pre-mix area of the plant have been suspended temporarily.
State police have stopped digging through the rubble of the Danville
apartment fire --
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Tina Tenret is in Danville to tell us why.
Jean, state police are back in Salem after spending three --check this--
days looking for clues.
They still don't know what started the fire -- they have not ruled out
IN Q=It would probably
SUPER=01-Doug Young/Emergency Services Director; :00
SUPER=03-Danville/Last Thursday; :18
OUT Q=shut that shelter down
IN Q=It would probably
((DOUG YOUNG/EMERGENCY SERVICES DIRECTOR: IT WOULD PROBABLY BE ... CRUD))
Exactly one week ago, fire destroyed this apartment complex -- investigators
have said it started in a center apartment upstairs and raced across the roof
As a result, 250 people are homeless -- emergency services director Doug
Young says he's trying to get low-interest loans for the victims.
Meanwhile, the Red Cross has shut the shelters down.
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((AS OF TODAY... SHUT THAT SHELTER DOWN.))))
OUT Q=shut that shelter down
An interesting part of all this is that 250 people lost their homes in the
fire -- but not one stayed overnight in the Red Cross shelter this week.
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The Red Cross says most are staying with relatives while they look for
They've settled the lawsuit from the man whose finger was severed in the
door to a racquetball court at the Y-M-C-A.
Attorneys for John Coates had just about finished putting on their case,
when they reached a settlement with Andy Hudick's lawyers around two-15 this
IN Q=It is either
((IT IS EITHER $165,000 OR A SUM OF MONEY UP FRONT AND A STRUCTURE WHICH WOULD
PAY OUT TO MR. COATES VARIOUS SUMS OF MONEY OVER TIME.))
SUPER=01-Melissa Robinson/Hudick's Attorney
OUT Q=over time.
The 165-thousand dollar settlement was exactly one half the amount of
compensation Coates and his attorneys said they wanted.
Coates lost the tip of his right ring finger when his hand got caught in
the door to a racquetball ball court at the "Y" last year.
Hudick says it was an accident, and he's sorry it happened.
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This holiday season many people will find artwork a gift with special meaning
for family and friends.
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As the holidays loom closer, Patrick Evans continues his search for the
Today he's in Roanoke, where a New River Valley artist has teamed up with a
local store to present some original work in time for gift giving.
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SUPER=01-Bryan Hart/Artist; :44
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The temperatures are below zero but they still serve the Big Macs and fries
piping hot at the Artic McDonald's. We'll have that story coming up on News 7
And on Health Check--Virginia's most unhealthy cities. Plus--
Most people have had their flu shots--but have you been immunized against
pneumonia? Doctors suggest the elderly get a booster.
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((OVER 65 IS THE RECOMMENDATION, WITHOUT ANY OTHER HEALTH PROBLEMS, YOU
OUT Q=you should.
There's more News 7 at Five just ahead but first coming up tonight at SIX--
Why is a man from Denver giving the Governor of Virginia the Chicago Bears'
1963 world championship ring?
That we can answer.
But questions remain, and the Governor's searching for clues.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE THAT A SHAVING KIT WOULD HAVE BEEN
SITTING AT AN AIRPORT FOR SIX OR SEVEN YEARS.))
OUT Q=seven years.
The mystery of the disappearing family heirloom is
coming up at the top of the hour on NEWS 7 at SIX.
The U-S Agriculture Department has issued a warning about a potentially
fatal virus carried by droppings from deer mice and other wild rodents.
The illness is known as hantavirus.
Last month a Pennsylvania hunter died from the disease which has an 80
percent mortality rate.
Symptoms of hantavirus include chills, diarrhea, headache, weakness in
the legs, and lungs rapidly filling with fluids, resulting in difficulty
Doctors say it can be passed from person to person.
There is no cure, but patients with mild cases usually survive.
The State Health Department says there have been no cases reported recently
Virginia health officials believe a hiker contracted hantavirus somewhere on
the Appalachain Trail in 1994...but the source of the disease was never found.
It's not a new vaccine, but the pneumonia shot is one you don't hear about
New-mah-cockle pneumonia kills 40-thousand people in the country each year.
the majority of which are elderly.
The vaccine reduces the risk of getting pneumonia by about 30-percent.
There are side effects, just like any other vaccine.
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WITHIN THE FIRST TWENTY FOUR-72 HOURS LOCAL SWELLING AND PAIN, LIKE MOST SHOTS
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Reimmunization is suggested about every seven years for high risk groups like
the elderly and those with HIV.
Doctors say the shot should not be given to children under two years old.
Baby boomers are starting to turn 50 and for women that means thinking
about menopause, and what's the best way to feel good in both the short and
Now there is an alternative for traditional estrogen treatments.
Raloxifene (Rah-LOX-oh-feen) does not increase the risk of breast cancer, a
concern with estrogen therapy.
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SUPER=01-Dr. Robert Barbieri/Brigham & Women's Hospital
OUT Q=breast or the uterus
Raloxifene (Rah-LOX-oh-feen) is expected to be F-D-A approved in the next
few weeks which means it should be available by early next year.
Experts say it may be a very good choice for millions of women who can
expect to live about a third of their lives after menopause.
Richmond has one of the worst life expectancies for
men in the United States.
Take Pinnacle Boards Live/Life Expectancy
According to a Harvard study , a man in Virginia's capital city is expected
to live 64-point-eight years -- the tenth-worst life expectancy for
men in the U-S.
For women, Petersburg has the seventh-worst life expectancy,
Fairfax County has the fourth-highest life expectancy at
No other Virginia localities appeared in the rankings.
The ten UNHEALTHIEST areas nationwide were in inner cities and on Indian
Washington D-C had the second-lowest life expectancy at 62-point-two years.
In sports the Washington Redskins are in a must-win situation this weekend.
and a Golden State Warrior is not so golden after being kicked off the team.
Here's Mike Stevens with tonight's Two Minute Ticker.
Good evening and welcome to busy two minute sports ticker.
We begin in the NBA where this afternoon the league suspended Latrell
Sprewell for one year without pay.
The Golden State forward attacked his head coach
P.J. Carlesimo twice during practice on Monday. Sprewell says he and the
coach had been at odds for over a month and that he regret his actions.
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((LATRELL SPREWELL/SUSPENDED FOR A YEAR:))
SUPER=01-Latrell Sprewell/Suspended For A Year; :00
He will have to move forward without the support of the NBA or the Warriors.
Besides being suspended from the league for a season, the Warriors also
terminated his $32 million dollar contract.
Despite doing everything in their power to eliminate themselves from the
playoffs, the Washington Redskins are still alive for not only a wild card spot
but the NFC eastern division title.
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This week they face another must win situation against Arizona, only now they
must put their fate in the hands of 14 year veteran quarterback Jeff Hostetler
to salvage their disappointing season.
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((JEFF HOSTETLER/REDSKINS QUARTERBACK:))
((MARVCUS PATTON/REDSKINS LINEBACKER:))
SUPER=01-Jeff Hostetler/Redskins Quarterback; :00
SUPER=01-Marvcus Patton/Redskins Linebacker; :11
OUT Q=...OR LOSING."
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And one former Redskins who despised losing, Doug Williams the Super Bowl MVP
in 1988, returned to his alma mater today to take over as the new head football
coach at Grambling.
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((DOUG WILLIAMS/NEW GRAMBLING HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Doug Williams/New Grambling Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=....THANK YOU."
While Williams was taking over, North Carolina boss Mack Brown was checking
SUPER=03-Chapel Hill, NC;
After ten years as the Tarheels head coach, Brown resigned his post this
afternoon to take over at Texas.
Brown turned Carolina's program around in the 90's, and his pay increase will
certainly turn some heads.
After making $170 thousand at UNC this season, he will now earn $625 thousand
a year with the Longhorns.
His departure means normally stable UNC has lost both its head basketball and
football coaches in the same year.
Steve Mason with Express news in Roundhouse wrapup coming up at six.
See you then everybody.
take a break
The northernmost McDonald's restaurant in the world, and the first McDonald's
within the Arctic Circle, opens for business today, in
(Ravan-imee) Rovaniemi, Finland.
(Ravan-imee) Rovaniemi is recognized as the official home of Santa Claus.
Despite its remote location in northern Finland, Ravan-imee hosts half a
million visitors each year, typically at this time, to visit Santa's home.
The festivities are taking place outdoors in the 24-hour winter
darkness and sub-zero temperatures.
The event will feature roaring bonfires and large, colorfully-lighted ice