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Next on News 7-
A shooting at the Stratford Park Apartments on Brandon Avenue just moments ago-
We have News 7 crews there.
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A location is picked for a new Roanoke County high school.
Plus it's a sell out- 30 thousand Dave Matthews Band tickets are gone.
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In medical news -- The health benefits of carrots go beyond better eyesight.
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And some Radford nursing students are making going to the doctor a more pleasant experience for children.
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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
An unfolding story at this hour- A shooting just about 45 minutes ago at a Roanoke Apartment complex.
Gunfire erupted at the Statford park Apartments on Brandon Avenue.
It appears a lovers quarrel sparked the shooting. [toss to tina on phone????]
(Tina Tenret has just arrived at the scene- Tina what can you tell us.)
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Residents say a woman in her 20's was arguing with her boyfriend-
The woman was shot in the head in apartment 37-34. That is a top floor unit.
People living in the apartments say the woman's boyfriend was taken away by police.
The names of those involved are not yet known at this point. The woman's condition has also not been released.
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The State Corporation Commission is back on the road.
Today representatives are in Bland County holding another round of public hearings on the proposed high voltage power line.
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Scott Goldberg is in Bland. Scott what arguments have you heard today.
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Question: What about the proposed route? Could be moved?[5-County-Schools]


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Roanoke County's narrowed the search for the land it will need to build a new high school.
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But tonight, Joe Dashiell reports the plan is already raising concerns on a number of fronts.
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Jean.... we don't have a whole lot of specifics yet on the plan for the new high school, but county residents who live near the proposed site have plenty of questions.
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((County officials say they've considered at least ten potential sites for the new school... but a 70- acre tract on Farmington Drive is apparently the favorite.
The county and the property owner haven't reached an agreement, but the county has given notice that it may exercise the power of eminent domain.
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Meanwhile residents of the neighborhood are already raising concerns about the site's suitability... issues including flooding and traffic.
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The School Board has scheduled a public hearing on a resolution that would authorize the county attorney to move forward with the condemnation process.
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Jean, that promises to be a well- attended meeting... some residents are already working on leaflets they plan to distribute through the neighborhood.

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State lawmakers come back in one week to finish what they started in January.
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But Governor Jim Gilmore bought a little insurance today- He signed the budget and some executive orders on how the car tax cut and school construction plans should work.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: NOW WHAT THAT DOES IS THAT SECURES RIGHT NOW 447 MILLION DOLLARS OF CAR TAX RELIEF FOR THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA. AND IT SECURES 110 MILLION DOLLARS OF SPENDING AUTHORITY FOR SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION FOR THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA RIGHT NOW WITH THE SIGNING OF THIS BUDGET.))
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((SEN. EDD HOUCK/D-SPOTSYLVANIA: HE HAS SOLICITED COMMENTS FROM BOTH DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS. HE'S CONTINUING TO DO SO. THE GOVERNOR LEAVES THE DOOR OPEN. AND I THINK THAT IS, AGAIN, A GOAL-ORIENTED GOVERNOR WHO'S TRYING TO WORK TOWARD THOSE GOALS AND HE REALIZES IT TAKES BOTH SIDES TO DO THAT.))
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Gilmore is recommending giving at least 200-thousand dollars to every city and county in the state to fix and build schools.
His plan may create a first-ever permanent state funding plan for local school buildings.
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Flying is already the safest way to travel- and Vice President Al Gore says it's going to become safer.
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He's announcing plans for tougher safety measures- including stepped up engine inpsections-
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((THIS WILL REDUCE THE CHANCE OF ENGINE FAILURES SUCH AS THE TRAGIC FAILURE RESULTING IN 1989 THE CRASH OF FLIGHT 232 IN SIOUX CITY IOWA.))
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The plan also calls for installing enhanced ground warning systems aboard planes within the next three years.
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Authorities say if the plane carrying Ron Brown and his delegation had such a system- it may not have crashed into a mountain in Croatia.
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Up next on News 7, some local grandparents want to visit their grandchildren and they've taken it all the way to the state supreme court,
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and it's one of a new mother's worst fears as a hospital in Memphis accidentally switches two newborns.
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In Health check, nursing students from Radford University try to take some of the anxiety out of a trip to the doctor. [2-Shot]
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Stay with us, there's much more News 7 at 5. [cc sponsor]
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Does the state have any business forcing parents to allow relatives to visit their children?
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Virginia's Supreme Court today heard a Montgomery County case where the grandparents won visitation rights with their granddaughter.
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In the case of Williams versus Williams, the grandparents are appealing a Virginia Court of Appeals decision against their visitation.

The Supreme Court will NOT rule before June.[5-Dave-Matthews]


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If you want to go to this Saturday's Dave Matthews Band concert and you don't have a ticket- you're out of luck.
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The Roanoke Civic Center sold out around two this afternoon-- much to the dismay of some concert fans.
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((NAW, I MEAN THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO SELL ABOUT THIRTY-SOME-THOUSAND TICKETS. I COULDN'T BELIEVE THEY SOLD OUT THAT MANY IN ROANOKE. IT'S GOING TO BE A GOOD SHOW.))
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Meanwhile, city workers continue to work overtime getting Victory Stadium ready for the biggest one day event in Roanoke's history. That includes additional fencing around the perimeter.
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((JOHN COATES/ROANOKE PARKS AND RECREATION; WE'RE TRYING TO SET UP A SECURE AREA. THE STAGE ACTIVITIES AND ALLTHE PERFORMERS WILL HAVE THIS WHOLE AREA FROM THE FRONT STAGE BACK SECTIONED OFF FOR ALL THEIR NEEDS.))
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A total of 30-thousand dollars in renovations have been put into the stadium, including new sod for the field. Officials say the band is responsible for the field if it's damaged during the event.
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There's plenty more news to come.
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Up in a little while, we'll see how the actors at the Mill Mountain Theater are tackling some tough subjects with their new play, Beast on the Moon.
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Coming up in Sports, players are not getting along well in the N-B-A.
Steve Mason will take a look.
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And in Health Check, we'll see what some Radford University nursing students are doing to make a child's visit to the doctor a little more fun,
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and surgeons in California say they've developed a technique that will alleviate a lot of the pain from the leg surgery that accompanies a heart bypass.
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(( "IT'S A SIN, I THINK, TO NEED HEART SURGERY NOW-A-DAYS AND SOMEONE DOES A 60-MILLIMETER INCISION, FILETING YOUR LEG OPEN THE WHOLE LENGTH." ))
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A new heart bypass technique could take a lot of the pain out of the recovery process.
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Many bypass patients find the most painful part of the surgery has nothing to do with the heart.
It's in the leg where doctors remove a large vein to replace the clogged arteries of the heart.
That procedure requires a painful incision the entire length of the leg.
Now doctors in San Diego are trying one or more, smaller and less painful incisions.
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((DR. FRANTZ DERENONCOURT/HEART SURGEON "THE WAY THE PROCEDURE IS DONE, WE MAKE A TWO-CENTIMETER INCISION AROUND THE KNEE, EXPOSING THE VEIN, WE MAKE A TUNNEL USING AN INSTRUMENT, WHICH IS LIKE A SOPHISTICATED SPOON, WHICH HAS A LITTLE CAMERA AND SCOPE MECHINISM AND STRAPS ON VEIN AND DISECTS IT OUT."))
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The wounds heal in days instead of months and leave less scars.
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Surgical costs are even reduced because fewer surgeons are needed.
However only a handful of surgeons have perfected the technique.
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Some redecorating at the New River Health Department is making going to the doctor a little less stressful for children.
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The young patients will now be hanging out with Winnie the Pooh and Curious George while they wait to see the doctor.

The children's corner of the waiting room is made up of new and used items donated by Radford University nursing students.
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((KAREN KILPATRICK/RADFORD NURSING STUDENT:IT'S NOT AS SCARY, THEY HAVE SOMETHING TO PLAY WITH, SOMETHING THAT THEY'RE USED TO HAVING AT HOME, TO TAKE THEIR MIND OFF OF GETTING SHOTS AND STUFF.))
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[VO NAT] and it keeps them busy, making the time go faster.
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((BRENDA BURRUS/NEW RIVER NURSE MANAGER:NO MATTER HOW HARD YOU TRY THERE ARE TIMES WHEN THE WAIT...READ A BOOK TO THEIR CHILD WHEN THEY'RE HERE.))
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Delivering the toys, games and books is part of the nursing program's service project.
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And finally there's another good reason to eat your carrots.
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Carrots are loaded with Retinoic acid and studies show the common derivative of Vitamin A may block some forms of cancer.
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Last June, researchers at the National Institutes of health reported the acid can also reverse the effects of emphysema in lab rats. [2-Shot-Toss]
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In sports, the house that Ruth built is in need of some help.
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Now some fans are worried about the safety of New York's Yankee stadium.

Here's STEVE MASON with the Two Minute Sports Ticker.[S5-Lacroix]


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Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your Tuesday ticker. lets start on the links where North Cross senior Brandon Lacroix will reportedly sign a letter of intent next week to attend Duke on a golf scholarship.
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Lacroix's accolades are many. He is a Virginia Independent Conference state champ and he won the McClelland Invitational in his junior year. Brandon ws the tourney's runner up in his senior year to go along with wins in other big tournaments.
Lacroix is a two sport star at North Cross; he also plays basketball. North Cross has tentatively called a news conference for the middle of next week.
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Yankee Stadium was busy today; not with baseball but with a Bob Villa like project after a 500 pound steel joint fell into the stands yesterday postponing several games.
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The joint fell down the third baseline and today 300 workers from eight New York City agencies checked the stadium for structural defects. They also worked to repair the damage.
Games were postponed last night and tonight. Tomorrow's game between the Yankees and the Anaheim Angles has been rescheduled for the afternoon at She Stadium where the Mets play. If the stadium repairs are not finished by the coming weekend; the Yanks series with the Tigers will be moved to either Shea or to Detroit. Eliminating the danger is the key.
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The final NBA playoff spots are filling up in a hurry. All eight slots in the Western conference have been filled and only two remain in the east.
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End of the season emotions got the best of the lakers and the Spurs as two fights broke out 45 seconds apart in their game last night in San Antone. In the 4th quarter; the Spurs Will Purdue and Monty Williams were ejected while lakers Nick Van Excel and Derek Fisher got the boot.
The lakers won 99-75 behind Shaquille O'Neil's double-double; 28 points and 16 boards.
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that's it for your Tuesday Ticker, coming up at 6; UVa football coach George Welsh will be speaking in Radford tonight; at six, we will hear from the players on the Ronald Curry situation. Mike Stevens and all of the days sports at 6. have a great day.


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Mill Mountain Theater is preparing to take on the "Beast on the Moon."
The award winning play is the theater's latest production.
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The play was named the best play of 1996 outside of New York.
Local drama critics named it the best production of the year in Philadelphia, Louisville, Sacramento, and Portland.


Beast on the Moon is set in Milwaukee in 1921.
It deals with two Armenian emigrants as they struggle with their brutal past as they build a life in America.
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((IT CONCERNS ARMENIAN CHILD BRIDE WHO HAS BEEN MORE OR LESS IMPORTED BY HER LANDED ARMENIAN IMMIGRANT HUSBAND, AFTER THEY SURVIVED THE MASSACRES WREAKED UPON ARMENIANS IN 1915 IN TURKEY.))
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Beast on the Moon is at the Mill Mountain Theatre through April 26th.
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