Coming up next on News 7 at 5, 10 fraternity members at Washington and Lee are suspended after they're accused of hazing
and officials say U-S security may have been compromised as a former C-I-A operative is arrested for espionage.
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There may be some good news in the fight against leukemia.
And that good news won't be a moment too soon for the N-F-L's Charles Haley.
He's in Lynchburg today to encourage people to become blood marrow donors.
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Ten students and a fraternity are suspended over an alleged hazing incident at Washington and Lee University.
Good afternoon I'm Jean Jadhon.
The University is investigating following a complaint a dozen pledges were hazed during a ``hell night'' initiation.
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Tonight Joe Dashiell reports from Lexington with more on the incident and the punishment that followed.
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Daylight savings time begins Sunday.
Time to turn your clocks AHEAD one hour.
Firefighters say it's also a good time to test the smoke detectors in your house.
Henry County has declared Sunday "Smoke Detector Awareness Day."
The Bassett Volunteer Fire Department will be handing out FREE smoke detectors from 1-until-5.
Firefighters suggest you change the batteries in your smoke detectors when you change your clocks-- twice a year.
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Henry County's fire marshal says there were NO working smoke detectors in the home of Garnett and Alice Via.
The couple, their grandson, and three great-grand children all died in a fire last November.
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((RODNEY HOWELL/HENRY CO. FIRE MARSHAL: ALL THOSE PEOPLE DIED FROM SMOKE INHALATION. THEY DIDN'T DIE FROM BURNS. HAD THEY BEEN ABLE TO BEEN AWAKENED BEFORE THEY INHALED TOO MUCH SMOKE I'M SURE THEY COULD HAVE ESCAPED.))
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Firefighters say you should have a smoke detector on each floor of your home and one outside of the bedroom area.
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Lynchburg's E-C Glass has had it's share of bad publicity lately, but when we come back, we'll see how the school is making sure the community sees the positive,
and as Congress passes a new federal budget, President Clinton says try again.
The Senate said O-K to a federal budget that calls for tax cuts- but the President says it simply will not do.
He says the bill falls short on health care and education spending.
((I BELIEVE AMERICA MUST ADRESS THE CHALLENGERS BEFORE US. CLASS SIZES FOR OUR CHILDREN. WE MUST HIRE ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND NEW TEACHERS AND REDUCE THOSE CLASS SIZES. WE MUST SPUR SCHOOL MODERNIZATION TO MAKE OUR CLASS SIZES SMALLER.))
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Clinton says the Republicans three quarter trillion dollar plan is overstuffed with unnecessary highway projects.
Despite what has been a difficult year, Lynchburg's E-C Glass High School wants the public to know it is still a school the city can be proud of.
Parents, teachers and students have held rallies outside E-C Glass for the past three mornings.
Holding signs and shouting cheers, they've tried to send a positive message to the community.
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It's a stark change from the recent anti-abortion PROTESTS at Glass, which school officials say caused so much disruption.
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((JIM MCCORMICK/LYNCHBURG SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: FOR SOME REASON PEOPLE HAVE WANTED TO USE THIS PART OF THE GEOGRAPHY IN OUR CITY TO SEND A MESSAGE OR WE'VE HAD CERTAIN OTHER THINGS OCCUR, AND THEY PICK THEMSELVES UP EACH DAY AND THEY GO TO SCHOOL AND THEY WORK HARD, AND I'M EXTREMELY PROUD OF THEM.))
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The festivities wrapped up with a schoolwide pep rally this afternoon.
The state's Department of Education has finished its report on Botetourt County's Wilderness Academy, a school for at-risk boys.
It has sent the school a twelve page letter full of corrections to make.
Tina Tenret visited the Academy today.
Tina what can you tell us?
The Education Department has recorded problems with plumbing, heating, missing windows and doors, unsanitary kitchen areas, and inadequate toilet facilities for staff.
In fact, some of the boys were apparently urinating outdoors.
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Colonel Gene Nervo the headmaster says that's normal for teenage boys -- in fact he says all the wear and tear around here is to be expected from 17 at-risk residents.
Check out the bathrooms in the Wilderness Academy.
Nervo says they all work and shower curtains have been replaced -- but when the Education Department came by there was mud in the shower stalls and a major leak in the staff bathroom.
Then there are the bedrooms.
Nervo says a linen service brings clean sheets regularly -- but a state inspector found mattresses missing, dirty sheets, and food under the beds.
Walk into the kitchen.
The education report said it was unclear whether dishes were properly washed here, but a student we asked knew the drill: rinse, wash then sanitize.
Dried food was still encrusted on the sills -- windows still dirty.
Colonel Nervo showed us newly painted walls and said holes have been papered over, at least most of them.
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Sheriff's deputies have been called out for assault and theft at the Wilderness Academy -- in February several students got out of control in what the Sheriff calls a riot.
The Education Department asked why Colonel Nervo had not reported this to the state, he says he did not know he had to -- and he feels the staff in charge should have taken care of it without notifying the sheriff at all.
If you want to take advantage of this beautiful weather and get outdoors, Patrick Evans has a suggestion.
Take in a little history in Lexington with a horse drawn carriage tour.
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Lexington is a beautiful and historic town and is certainly worthy of a tour.
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Today Patrick Evans tells us one of the best ways to tour the many historic sites.
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Soming up next in Health Check...the need for bone marrow donors is greater than ever, and a former N-F-L star is asking for your help.
Charles Haley won five Super Bowls with the 49ers and the Cowboys..
..but he's facing the toughest challenge of his life now.
Haley's four- year- old daughter has leukemia and the football legend is touring the country to raise awareness about the disease.
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((CHARLES HALEY/FORMER COWBOY LINEBACKER: IF GOD COULD BLESS ME WITH THE OPPORTUNITY JUST TO HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO SAVE SOMEBODY'S LIFE, THAT WOULD BE THE GREATEST VICTORY OF ALL.))
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There's new hope for recipients of Bone Marrow transplants.
A new study says transplants can cure one type of Leukemia, even if the donor is unrelated.
Until now transplants from unrelated donors were avoided due to possible fatal reactions.
An article in the New England Journal of Medicine says marrow from matched but unrelated donors often works, especially if patients are young.
The key is expanding the list of potential bone marrow donors.
Centra Health provided a free blood screening for its employees today.
Organizer Ellen Boling lost her own daughter to leukemia just recently.
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((ELLEN BOLING/LOST DAUGHTER TO LEUKEMIA: THAT'S WHY I'M DOING THIS, I JUST HAVE A REAL STRONG DESIRE IN MY HEART TO DO THIS, TO HELP OTHER PEOPLE FIND A DONOR. BECAUSE IT'S SO HARD, LIKE LOOKING FOR A NEEDLE IN A HAYSTACK, TO FIND SOMEONE THAT WILL MATCH YOU FOR THE BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT.))
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Boling has recruited some high- profile help for her cause.
Campbell County native and former N-F-L star linebacker Charles Haley is in Lynchburg this weekend.
Haley's own daughter has leukemia, and he's still looking for a matching donor for her.
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((CHARLES HALEY/FORMER NFL LINEBACKER: IT'S ONE OF THE MOST TRYING THINGS THAT I'VE EVER GONE THROUGH. ALL THE PAIN AND ALL THE OTHER THINGS THAT I WENT THROUGH PLAYING FOOTBALL DOESN'T EVEN MATCH TO WATCH YOUR DAUGHTER, WHO HASN'T EVEN BEGUN TO LIVE, STRUGGLE LIKE SHE DOES.))
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Haley will be on hand tomorrow at Liberty University where potential bone marrow donors can have their blood tested and be placed on the national registry.
The Centers for Disease Control want to battle the problem of Iron Deficiency in women and children.
A lack of iron is the most common nutrional deficiency in the U-S.
The C-D-C says adolescent and childbearing females should get 15 milligrams of iron daily.
It suggests that pregnant women take low dose iron supplements.
Most parents realize that getting their child vaccinated is an important, but traumatic thing.
However researchers in California are working on a new way to make vaccinations a little easier to swallow.
Vince Gonzales reports.
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NARR: BUT SOME DAY THEY MIGHT TURN IN THEIR SYRINGES FOR SPUDS. THAT'S
POTATOES. CALIFORNIA RESEARCHERS HAVE FOUND A WAY TO PUT DISEASE-FIGHTING
VACCINES INTO POTATOES YOU EAT. THEY INSERT BACTERIA CARRYING THE GENE FOR A
VACCINE INTO A POTATO PLANT...TRICKING THE POTATO INTO PRODUCING THE VACCINE.
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"So the end product is a french fry or a boiled potato which will protect your
child against pertussis, against diptheria, against food poisoning, salmonella
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RESARCHERS SAY THESE FUTURE FOODS SHOULD BE TREATED LIKE MEDICINE. THEY NEED
TO BE CONTROLLED BECAUSE EATING TOO MANY COULD MAKE THE VACCINES INEFFECTIVE.
SO THEY SAY LOOK FOR A PRODUCE SECTION IN THE PHARMACIES OF THE FUTURE.
NARR: AN ANTI-CHOLERA POTATO IS ALREADY WORKING ON MICE.
SOT Langridge : "20,000 children die each year from the presence of this
cholera organism in under-developed countries. That's the target we're really
NARR: THE U.S. ARMY IS AIMING FOR A MULTI-VACCINE POTATO THAT WOULD PROTECT
AGAINST A VARIETY OF DISEASES, INCLUDING THE DEADLY ANTHRAX.
NARR: ONE DAY, SOLDIERS MAY GET THEIR MEDICINE IN THE MESS HALL. AND IT'S NOT
JUST POTATOES. A VACCINE-BEARING TOMATO IS ALREADY ON THE VINE.))
All the top NASCAR teams are in Roanoke this weekend...Roanoke, Texas that is. With a look at the race, here's Mike
Welcome everybody to the start of your weekend and the start of a big race weekend in Roanoke.
Roanoke, Texas that is.
The Winston Cup Stars and Busch Grand National cars are at the Texas Motor Speedway today. Qualifying for the Cups cars is just about a third of the way through right now.
You can watch the Busch race tomorrow at 2 right here on WDBJ-7 and then catch the Cup event Sunday at 2, also right here on Your Hometown station.
The Express will try and take a 2 games to none lead in their best of five series with Huntington tonight as the Kelly Cup playoffs continue on the Blizzard's home ice.
The Express took game one 4-1 this past Tuesday at the Round House behind Mike Peron's two goals and goalie dave Gagnon's 33 saves. The Express was .500 this season at Huntington
((FRANK ANZALONE/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:WE HAVE TO BE VERY CAREFUL WITH THIS TEAM BECAUSE THEY THINK THEY CAN BEAT US AND THAT'S NOT GOOD. I THINK FRIDAY'S GAME IS GOING TO BE VERY PIVOTAL. WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO PLAY VERY WELL EARLY ON BUT OBVIOUSLY SMITH AND STEWART ARE A REAL FACTOR IN CONTROLLING THE OTHER TEAMS BIG LINE AND WE MATCH UP WITH HUNTINGTON. WE CAN PULL THAT OFF AT TIME. I'M GOING TO HAVE PROBLEMS PROBABLY DOING IT DOWN THERE BUT WE WILL TRY AND GET IT DONE))
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The Salem Avalanche opens its 1998 Carolina League season a week from tonight at home at Salem Memorial against Winston-Salem.
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This afternoon workers were continuing to get the diamond in top shape for the opener as they mended fences and painted outfield bill boards.
The team has a number of interesting promotions in store for fans throughout the season.
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Two of the new promotions this season will feature a glove giveaway night and an evening when official Louisville slugger bats will be handed out to fans.
There's also a scheduled "Red Neck" night on July 16th.
Have a great weekend everybody, I'll see you again at six.
An 80,000 pound tractor trailer moving at 55 miles- per- hour requires the length of a football field to stop.
And because of their massive size, big rigs also have enormous blind spots.
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((DARRELL QUARLES/TRUCK DRIVER: THEY REALIZE THAT 80,000 POUNDS IS NOT GOING TO STOP ON A DIME, AND YOU HANG OUT IN A SPOT WHERE A DRIVER CANNOT SEE YOU, THE SAYING IS IF YOU CAN'T SEE OUR MIRRORS, WE CAN'T SEE YOU.))
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Northside High school students got a hands- on demonstration of these blind spots.
The driver's ed students got to climb into the cab and view the road from a trucker's perspective.
Truck Safety expert Linel Gregory says it's important to show young drivers just what big rig drivers can and cannot see.
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((LINEL GREGORY/TRUCK SAFETY EXPERT: LET THE CHILDREN TO GET UP IN THE TRUCKS AND LOOK IN THE MIRRORS, SO THAT THEY CAN GET A WHOLE NEW PERSPECTIVE ON WHAT IT'S LIKE TO DRIVE A TRUCK AND WHAT THE DRIVERS HAVE TO SEE ON THE ROAD. HOPEFULLY THAT'S GOING TO MAKE THEM MORE AWARE AND SAFE WHEN THEY GET THEIR LICENSES.))
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The No- Zone program is a statewide effort to improve highway safety.
It's opening night at Saltori's Roastery, the newest addition to downtown Roanoke.
The combination coffee house, pastry shop and cigar bar has taken over what used to be Books, Strings and Things.
Starting tonight, the roastery becomes an alcohol-free alternative for Roanoke socialites.
The new restaurant's owner said patrons should enjoy the laid-back, welcoming atmosphere.
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((WHAT'S GOING TO BE UNIQUE ABOUT THIS PLACE IS: WE HOPE WHEN PEOPLE WALK IN IT'LL BE LIKE WALKING INTO LITTLE ITALY. THAT'S THE AMBIANCE I'M TRYING TO HAVE HERE. WE HAVE SOFT CHAIRS, COUCHES AND FIREPLACES. CIGAR LOUNGE ON THE SECOND FLOOR WITH A VENTILATION SYSTEM.))
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The Roastery offers a number of custom-blended coffees with names like "Saltori's Sunrise."
It is said that in the spring, a young man's fancy turns to love.
Well in Lucon, France, it's on the minds of an older couple as well.
Armand and Jeanne (zha-rahd) Giraud celebrated their 80th wedding anniversary today.
The Girauds are described as the toast of their town.
He was a teacher and a member of the French Resistance during World War Two.
She stayed home and raised a family that now spans five generations and 35 members.
Both were 19 years old when they got married in 1918.