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ANCHOR=Jean

Next on News 7-
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Finding what's left one day after deadly tornadoes hit Flordia-
IT's mud causing destruction in California. We'll have the latest.
Plus Virginia Tech tries to find out more about the death of a woman who fell from her dorm room window.
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Top winds to 40mph here today but they will die down later tonight. A spectacular Wednesday forecast just ahead.medical-head
ANCHOR=Tonya

In medical news, the government approves a new once a day medicine for asthma.
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Plus -- U-V-A researchers are testing an alternative to aggressive chemotherapy for treating a childhood cancer.
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Twelve people are still missing after yesterday's tornadoes in Central Florida.
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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
As time goes on, the hope of finding survivors becomes dimmer.
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For many people it's now a time to go back and find out what's left.
Some are not able to retrieve anything.
Others stumble upon precious items.
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((WHEN I WALKED IN I HAVE A PICTURE OF MY MOTHER AND FATHER WHO ARE NO LONGER LIVING AND THAT PICTURE IS STILL STANDING AS IT WAS WHEN I LEFT.))
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The tornadoes ripped through the region yesterday leaving behind destruction.
38 bodies have been found so far.
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Ten people are dead after mudstorms in California.
The California Highway Patrol says two of its officers have been found in their overturned submerged patrol car-
Divers are trying to clear away debris to see if the officers are inside.
The car was washed into a river when Highway 166 gave way.
At least three others cars and a semi-trailer plunged into the river.
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Rain and mud have rolled over homes-
One person was found dead in his home in Laguna Beach- Ten others were hurt including a nine month old baby.
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It's been more than three months since an 18-year old Virginia Tech student fell to her death from her dorm room window.
Mindy Somers was legally drunk at the time and authorities vowed to find those who supplied her with alcohol.
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Teresa Hamilton has been looking into the case-- and joins us from our Blacksburg newsroom with the latest.
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Jean, of course authorities would like to make an arrest.
But so far-- their investigation has NOT turned up enough evidence to seek charges against those who supplied Somers with alcohol.
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Blacksburg police chief, Bill Brown, says a week after Mindy Somers fell eight stories to her death-- underage drinking around town was as strong as ever.
Brown is NOT involved in the Somers' investigation--
That's been left up to agents with the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.
Sources say ABC agents have concluded Somers spent most of that evening-- partying here at this apartment complex on Clay Street, where students charged partygoers for beer.
One witness said he counted 21- kegs in the parking lot-- stacked in the shape of a pyramid.
Sources say-- to date ABC agents have been able to trace only THREE of the 21 kegs, which were purchased by ONE student. ))
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The ABC investigation is still open-- but source NEWS 7 spoke with-- say unless agents are able to find more witnesses and evidence they probably won't be able to make any arrests.
Double Boxes=Jean and Teresa/Microwave


We'll have more on the story-- tonight at six.5-Lee-Hall


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A dorm at Virginia Tech will not change its future because of the past.
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The dorm is named after Claudius Lee.
Lee was a Tech professor who was allegedly a member of the Ku Klux Klan in the late 1890s.
But after checking into the allegations, the university administration has decided NOT to re-name the dorm.
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((THERE ARE THOSE THAT HAD CALLED FOR CHANGING THE NAME OF LEE DORMITORY, WHICH IS WHEN IT IS ALL SAID AND DONE, IS A DRASTIC ACTION TO WEIGH THE LIFE OF 50 YEARS OF PROFESSIONAL LIFE VERSES ONE RATHER SORRY ACTION BY AN UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT MORE THAN 100 YEARS AGO.))
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Students we talked with see the decision as a positive one.
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((I THINK IT IS PROBABLY A GOOD IDEA, I MEAN WHEN THE HALL WAS NAMED, NOBODY KNEW ABOUT THIS IT WAS NO BIG DEAL...IT'S NOT GOING TO CHANGE ANYTHING.))
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Officials note there is no proof that a yearbook page depicting Lee with the KKK was anything more than a joke.
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Add some names to the Roanoke and Lynchburg city council races-- we'll have that story coming up on News 7 at Five.
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and the U-N Secretary General is being hailed as a great peacemaker-- but will the deal he struck with Saddam Hussein stand up? We will have the latest.
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ANCHOR=Tonya


On Healthcheck, promising research in Charlottesville could help some leukemia patients. And if you looking to eat healthy while out in downtown Roanoke--we'll have some new recommendations. 2-SHOT
ANCHOR=Jean


She's not yet old enough to drive but a young musician is ready to take center stage.
ANCHOR=Tonya


Patrick Evans will introduce us to violinist Ashley Koontz. cc sponsor

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The United Natios Secretary General says he has a good feeling the council will approve his deal with Iraq.
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Kofi Annan says this agreement is different than others because it was negotiated directly with Saddam Hussein-
He believes Iraq will stick to the deal.
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U-S leaders say they want to test the deal to make sure Iraq complys.
The U-S ambassador to the U-N says it'll take a few days just to go over details of the agreement.
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An update now on a story we told you about last week involving stolen payroll checks.
South Boston police arrested two men Saturday after they tried to cash some of those checks.
The suspects are Jerry Miller and Brad Coles, both of South Boston.
A bank alerted police that the two men tried to cash one of the checks taken from Debbie's Staffing Services.
Suspect Brad Coles is also charged with possession of cocaine, after police

found drugs and paraphernalia in his car.5-Bestpitch


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Bill Bestpitch says he won't waste any time making changes if he's elected to Roanoke's City Council.
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Bestpitch announced his candidacy at his Southwest Roanoke home this afternoon.
He critized the city's retirement package for city and school board employees, saying they should be limited to one retirement benefit other than Social Security.
And he said he would immediately move to eliminate pensions for city council members.
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Bestpitch also wants to increase tourist traffic in Roanoke, by investing 15 percent of lodging and meal taxes in the city's Visitor's Bureau.
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Lynchburg's Democratic party chairman says he's ready to step from behind the scenes and take a shot at politics himself.
Businessman Bert Dodson today announced he will run as an Independent for one of three at-large seats.
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BERT DODSON/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL CANDIDATE: OUR CITY MUST BE COMPETITIVE WITH OTHER CITIES. WE HAVE A LOT OF CHALLENGES AHEAD OF US AND I FEEL WITH MY EXPERTISE IN BUSINESS AND MY EXPERTISE IN RAISING A FAMILY, RAISING FOUR GIRLS IS ALWAYS A CHALLENGE.
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Dodson joins a field of five others who have officially announced their candidacy.
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She's getting ready to share the stage with musicians more than twice her age.
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Ashley Kunz is no stranger to performance, despite her tender age of only 14.
This weekend, the virtuoso violinist will perform with the New River Valley Symphony, debuting a Mendelssohn Concerto.
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From our New River Valley bureau, Patrick Evans brings us an exclusive interview with Ashley as she prepares for her big concert.
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One of the world's most popular singers now has a new title, courtesy of Queen Elizabeth.
We'll tell you about that a little later on News 7 at Five.
ANCHOR=Tonya


Coming up next on Health Check -- Doctors at U-V-A are developing a new drug for cancer patients.
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It works by raising levels of substances in the patient's body that fight off the cancerous cells.
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((DR. KIMBERLY DUNSMORE/PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY:OR TO CHANGE SOMETHING ABOUT THE LEUKEMIC CELLS THAT CAUSES THEM TO BE LESS EFFECTIVELY KILLED.))
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The US Food and Drug Administration has approved monte-loo-kast, a new once-a-day drug for the treatment of asthma in children and adults.
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VO NAT The drug, to be marketed under the name Singulair, has been approved for use in the chronic treatment of asthma in adults and children ages 6 and older. It's approved for long-term use, but should not be used to treat acute asthma attacks or symptoms, or abruptly substituted for oral or inhaled steroids. The retail cost of a month's supply of Singulair will be between 69 and 72 dollars.

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T-Cell leukemia is a difficult kind of cancer to treat. Doctors use intense chemotherapy which is hard on patients, but researchers at the University of Virginia Medical Center are trying to change that.
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Dr. Kimberly Dunsmore is developing a therapy using the patients own immune system to more effectively kill the cancer.
She's experimenting using blood from healthy volunteers and from patients who have leukemia.
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((DR. KIMBERLY DUNSMORE/PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY:AND TRYING TO ISOLATE PROTEINS THAT ARE DIFFERENT BETWEEN THE TWO OF THEM AND USE THOSE PROTEINS, MANIPULATE THEM USING EITHER SUBSTANCES PRODUCED IN YOUR OWN BODY OR MEDICINES TO HELP DECREASE THAT PROTEIN SO THAT YOUR OWN NATURAL T-CELLS WHICH ARE KILLER CELLS IN YOUR BODY FOR CANCER CELLS WILL BE MORE EFFECTIVE IN KILLING THOSE LEUKEMIC CELLS.))
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After the protein is located -- Dr. Dunsmore tests the substances on the cells.
The treated cells are incubated for several days then taken back out to see if the cancer cells have been decreased.
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((DR. KIMBERLY DUNSMORE/PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY:I DOUBT THAT IT WOULD ELIMATE THE CHEMOTHERAPY ALTOGETHER, BUT IT MAY HAVE LESS SIDE EFFECTS THAN THE CHEMOTHERAPY THAT WE NOW USE AND IT MAY PRODUCE MORE LONG LASTING REMISSIONS, MORE LONG TERM REMISSIONS.))
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The findings could be used to treat other diseases by boosting the immune system -- possibly even AIDS.



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Health officials say five children in Washington state have been sickened by E-coli bacteria--one, an 18-month-old, is in critical condition at a Spokan hospital. The other four are not as sick. Three of the cases involve children at the downtown Y-M-C-A day care center in Spokan. Another case is the sibling of a day care attendee. Officials don't know if the fifth case is linked. While E-coli is most often spread through undercooked meat, the cause of this outbreak is not yet known. Health inspectors have examined the Y-M-C-A's kitchen, swimming pool, and diaper changing areas.

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Some of the restaurants in downtown Roanoke just got a little healthier.
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The restaurants, along with Carilion Health Systems and Downtown Roanoke Incoporated, announced an "Eating Right" campaign today.
Awful Arthur's, 3-0-9 First Street, Hunter's Grille, Primavera and Subway unveiled their new menu items.
All the food is low fat, but dieters beware:
You'll still need to watch your waistline.
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((MARY WALKER/CARILION DIETITIAN: IT DOESN'T NECESSARILY MEAN LOW-CALORIE. IT'S LOW-FAT, LOW SATURATED FAT, IT'S PART OF A HEART-HEALTHY DIET. BUT YOU STILL HAVE TO WATCH THOSE PORTIONS.))
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Downtown Roanoke Incorporated said the healthy-food campaign should draw even more visitors to the City Market area.
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ANCHOR=Jean

In sports, a top high school player may not play his college football at U-V-A after all.
ANCHOR=Tonya

While the Cavaliers are closing out the regular season on the hardwood tonight. Here's Mike Stevens with more.

S5-Curry


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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the Tuesday Ticker.
Let's begin with the Virginia
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Cavaliers who play their final home game of the season tonight at University Hall against the 25th ranked Maryland Terrapins.
Tonight at six - Steve Mason will the final part of his series on Curtis Staples who closes out a super home career at Virginia tonight.
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It's not likely that Virginia high school phenom Ronald Curry will be at the game tonight, and its starting to look more and more like he may not make it to Virginia at all.
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The two sport star at Hampton high school, hinted last night that he may not play football in college.
Last night he hinted that he may concentrate solely on basketball and attend the University of North Carolina.
Curry verbally committed to UVa last year to play football, but now he says if he plays football in college he may end up going to Florida State.
He is scheduled to visit Tallahassee this coming weekend.
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ANCHOR=Mike
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Plus, keep this in mind. Last night Curry was named the McDonald's basketball player of the year, and there are starting to be rumblings that he also is considering a direct path to the NBA.
Nike is reportedly ready to offer him $8 million if he goes that route.
If that sounds crazy - remember - last year high school senior Tracy McGrady signed a $12 million dollar deal with Adidas straight out Mt. Zion Christian academy in Durham. He now plays with the Toronto Raptors.

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A number of area high school teams also hope to hit the jackpot in another way tonight as regional tournament action begins at the quarterfinal round from Danville to Buena Vista.
We'll have highlights of five games tonight including Parry McCluer's big
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Region C battle with defending state champion Floyd County.
The Fighting Blues breezed through the Pioneer this season and the team has won ____ games at home.
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ANCHOR=Mike
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We will also have highlights of tonight's makeup game for the Roanoke Express.
The Northeast division leaders host Johnstown tonight at seven at the Roundhouse.
Remember this is pack the car night. As many folks as you can pile in your car get in for just $18 bucks.
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Also, the Byrd girls are hosting a regional volleyball game tonight.
Join us tonight at 11 for all the local highlights.
Jean is coming back with more News 7 at five right after this.

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Just call him Sir.
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Queen Elizabeth gave pop music star Elton John a knighthood in Buckingham Palace today. There is no video of the ceremony, however, because the singer eluded television cameramen by sneaking in and out of the palace early. John's career is a collection of number one hits and platinum records.
With lyricist Bernie Taupin (tow-pin) John topped the music charts for more than two decades, despite years struggling with drugs and alcohol.
Last year he performed a revised "Candle in the Wind" at Princess
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Diana's funeral--it went on to become the biggest selling single in history.
John is also known for outrageous concert costumes--but his attire was said to be appropriately subdued for today's ceremony with the queen.
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