Coming up on News 7 at 5, another shooting in a school.
This time a teenager takes her own life in a Chapel Hill, North Carolina middle school.
and things begin to return to normal in Jonesboro, Arkansas as students head back to class for the first time since last week's fatal shootings.
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Record Heat once more across the region.
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In Medical News,should all children including those with special needs be in the same classrom? It's being debated at Roanoke College
and Some members of Congress want mandatory hearing tests for new born babies.
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More violence at a school- this time in North Carolina.
A 13 year old girl shot herself in a middle school bathroom.
Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
Initial reports said only that there had been a shooting-
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Parents feared the worst- and rushed to the Grey Culbreth Middle School in Chapel Hill to maker sure their kids were alright.
Authorities say the 13 year old shot herself- this morning- No one else was hurt.
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The girl was rushed to the hospital where she died at two this afternoon.
Her name has not been released.
Authorities have not said why the girl killed herself.
It was back to school for middle school students in Jonesboro, Arkansas.
It's the first day back for many students- since last week's shooting that killed four classmates and a teacher.
A school psychologist says she's hearing talking and laughing as she walks around the Westside Middle School.
She says once again it sounds like a middle school.
Charges are pending against a Bedford County teen who allegedly gave a classmate a near-lethal dose of what police say was a "date rape" drug.
The incident happened Friday morning at Staunton River High School.
A 17-year old male had about six ounces of the drug "G-H-B" in a soda bottle, and gave another 17-year old male a small amount to drink.
The teen went into cardiac arrest en route to the hospital, and police are still trying to figure out what happened.
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((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF: AT THIS POINT WE HAVE NO IDEA WHERE HE GOT IT, WHERE HE GOT THE SUBSTANCE, THE CONCOCTION, WHERE HE GOT THE IDEA TO USE IT OR ANYTHING. LIKE I SAY, THE INVESTIGATION IS CONTINUING.))
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Brown says the formula for G-H-B can be found on the Internet.
The victim has since been released from the hospital.
In Washington, there's some tough talk this week about a proposed tobacco settlement.
The Senate is considering a bill that would cost the tobacco industry more than 500-billion dollars.
That's 138-billion dollars MORE than the settlement lawmakers and tobacco companies proposed last year.
Skeptics say the bill does NOT do enough to ensure tobacco companies will not try to sell cigarettes to children.
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((ANYTIME YOU SPELL OUT WHAT THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY CAN'T DO, THEY ALWAYS FIGURE OUT WHAT THEY CAN DO. THAT'S WHAT WE LEARNED WHEN THEY WERE BANNED FROM ADVERTISING ON RADIO AND MANY PEOPLE THOUGHT, THEY'RE CERTAINLY NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO SELL THEIR PRODUCT EFFECTIVELY. WE WERE WRONG AND WE COULD BE WRONG AS WELL IF WE ONLY TELL THEM WHAT THEY CAN'T DO.))
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Arizona Senator John McCain introduced the bill today.
His Commerce Committee will consider the legislation Wednesday.
Rare March Tornados have struck in Southern Minnesota-
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destroying homes, uprooting trees and knocking down power lines.
The storm killed a six year old boy and injured at least 40 others.
One of the hardest hit areas was St. Peter- where hundreds of houses are damaged.
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Many roads remain clogged with downed trees, power lines and debris, making travel impossible.
Minnesota's Governor has sent the National Guard to the hardest-hit
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The city of Roanoke is preparing for a big crowds..Dave Matthews and Bruce Hornsby are coming to Victory Stadium,
and Florida executes its first woman in over a century as that state puts the so called Black Widow to death.
She was known as the black Widow-
Today Judy (Bueno-Ano) Bueonoano was executed in Florida's electric chair.
She is the first woman put to death in Florida since 1848.
The 54 year old was executed for the 1971 poisoning of her husband-
She was also convicted of drowning her 19 year old disabled son in 1980 and for trying to kill her fiance in 1983.
Prosecutors say Bueno-ano murdered for insurance money.
She claimed her innocence.
Putting technology to work in the classroom is at the heart of a seminar underway at Virginia Tech.
Educators from around the country are taking part in the conference-- designed to teach educators creative ways to use technoogy as a tool.
Two of Virginia Tech's own programs are receiving a lot of attention.
The "Math Emporium" is one example.
Students enrolled in the course don't follow the lead of an instructor.
Instead-- they learn, complete practice problems and take tests at a self-paced rate by computer.
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The two-day conference will wrap up tomorrow at Virginia Tech.
More than 20- thousand tickets have been sold for next month's concert in Victory Stadium. And city officials say a sell-out is possible.
Victory Stadium has a capacity of 35- thousand for the April 18th concert that features the Dave Matthews Band and Bruce Hornsby.
Ticket sales have been strong here in Virginia and in other states.
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Profits from the concert will go to Virginia charities, including some in the Roanoke Valley. The city will a
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Roanoke's Explore Park opens for the season this Friday -- and there's more than one million dollars of new attractions.
The park offers a walk through historic living.
It takes 70 trees to build an American Indian wigwam like this one-- now a summer version stands right next door.
The spackling is not yet dry on the outbuilding for the European settlers.
Then there's the camp for deer hunters -- with room to dry and stretch skins, and boil salt from the nearby spring.
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A Presbyterian church from the 1880's has been moved from Botetourt County.
The Brugh Tavern is also a new addition -- the 18th century building will house an upscale restaurant and pub.
And some predict a new bridge, the Roanoke River Parkway-- will become the most photographed spot around.
The Roanoke Symphony Orchestra has some new and exciting plans for it's new season and Patrick Evans will let us know what conductor David Wiley has in store.
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The Roanoke Symphony has some exciting events coming up this week, and over the weekend.
Patrick Evans caught up with Music Director and Conductor David Wiley to find out more.
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McCauley Culkin won't be Home Alone for long. We'll explain a little later.
and in Health Check, education officials meeting at Roanoke College discuss the pros and cons of incorporating special need students into the typical classroom.
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Keith Humphry here with a preview of a personality profile I hope you'll want to watch on News 7 at Six tonight.
Bill Moore still works "part-time" at the Country Store his father opened in 1926.
We met him when he served as the foreman of the jury that rejected a lot of the government's evidence in the racketeering trial of the Abed family.
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((WHEN JUDGE WILSON GAVE US THE CASE, AFTER EVERYTHING RESTED, WHEN I WALKED OUT OF THAT COURTROOM TO THE JURY ROOM, ALL OF US FELT JUST AS IF THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD WERE ON OUR SHOULDERS. ))
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As a store owner, he wasn't impressed by the financial records of the various restaurants and convenience stores in the case.
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Meet Bill Moore and have one of those world-famous spicey hot dogs at Moore's Country Store.
One of the things coming your way on NEWS 7 at SIX, Jean.
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At what age should a child be tested for hearing loss? It's probably earlier than you think.
As Wendy Rigby reports, infants as young as a day old can have their response measured.
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reporter>> his lungs certainly
work, but it's gabriel ramirez'
ears these specialists are checking
today. specifically, the newborn's
reporter>> by placing electrodes
on gabriel's skull surface,
audiologists can measure the
brain's electrical responses to
sound. it's a ten-minute test that
could lead to early intervention in
the event of a problem.
Super: beck>>one of the results of having
a hearing loss is that the
development of speech and language
may be delayed. and in some
children with a very severe hearing
loss, their development of speech
and language may not be normal at
reporter>> the "auditory brainstem
response" test only takes a matter
of minutes. the technology helps
detect the 6 in one-thousand babies
with a hearing loss. and surgery
or hearing aids can be prescribed
-- almost from day one. for
gabriels' parents -- good news.
ramirez>>they told us everything
was normal. everything came back
normal but that doesn't mean 100
percent that, you know, hearing
loss isn't there.
reporter>> if his parents notice
any problems as he grows, gabriel
will be checked again as a toddler.
rigby>>congress is considering a
resolution that all babies in the
u.s. undergo a hearing screening
before they leave the hospital.
that would be a major policy
change, and one that some health
groups say could catch thousands of
cases earlier. wendy rigby,
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Inclusive Education is the practice of integrating children with disabilities into regular classrooms.
Advocates say inclusion helps children with diverse needs better acclimate to their peer group, and better prepare students for productive lives.
Schools across the country have been doing it for years, but some experts say there is more work to be done.
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Over 180 parents and teachers are spending two days at Roanoke College for a workshop entitled, "The Inclusion Puzzle."
A saliva check soon may be able to diagnose the risk of developing head and neck cancer.
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Doctors at John Hopkins University are working on the test.
They're looking for changes in the D-N-A rinsed from the people's mouths.
The work is still in its early stages, but when detected early there is a 90 percent survival rate for such cancers.
Meanwhile researchers believe that foods such as black raspberries and the spice turmeric have some cancer fighting properties.
In lab tests animals fed black raspberries were 40 percent less likely to get cancer.
The curry spice turmeric seemed to reduce the incidence of colon cancer in lab animals by 30 percent.
It's the night basketball fans have been waiting all season for.
Here in the two minute Sports ticker, Mike Stevens prepares us for tonight's big Utah-Kentucky match up.
Welcome folks to the Monday ticker that begins tonight with the culmination of March Madness.
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The men's national title game is coming tonight right here on Your Hometown Station as Utah takes on Kentucky.
The Wildcats have beaten the Utes in three of the last four NCAA tournaments.
But does that give Utah any extra incentive for tonight's game?
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Meanwhile the newly crowned 1998 women's champs from Tennessee returned home to Knoxville today.
Last night the lady Vols crushed Louisiana Tech to win their third straight title.
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Don't forget the men's game tips off tonight at nine right here on WDBJ-7.
The Express opens the Kelly Cup playoffs tomorrow night at the Round House against Huntington.
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The Express practiced today without Dave Stewart; he's recovering from migraines but is expected to play. Roanoke is 3-1 and 1 this season against Huntington.
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coming up at six, Steve Mason has more on the Express; including an update on two members of the Express family that w
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The President and first lady took some time off from their tour of Africa to get in some site seeing.
The Clintons were on safari before dawn this morning in Chobe (CHOH'-bay) National
Touring in an open truck, the First Couple saw baboons, lions, hippos, and elephants.
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After the safari, the Clintons ate at a restaurnat that served most of the same animals.
The President said he tried them all.
"Home Alone" star Macaulay Culkin is getting married.
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His publicist says Culkin will marry former soap actress Rachel Miner.
Both are 17 years old.
The couple says they're happy and proud they found each other at such a young age.
Miner is currently co-starring on Broadway in "The Diary of Anne Frank."
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