Next on News 7-tornados strike parts of Arkansas and Tennessee. We'll have a live report.
and reports today that one of the world's most hated men has died.
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Tonight on health check --
A shocking study shows frequent misdiagnosis for breast cancer.
And spring and the warm weather go hand in hand with having fun -- but for some it's the worst time of year.
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Another string of deadly tornadoes hit the South.
Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
The twisters touched down in Arkansas and Tennessee- killing at least four people- two of them children.
The destruction is also widespread- hundreds of structures were damaged.
Valorie Carter is in Manila, Arkansas with the latest.
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((This is what's left of the Mitchell's living room.
JAN MITCHE;LL/RESIDENT: WE'RE LUCKY... AND EACH OTHER.
The walls came crashing down on Jan Mitchell and her family, as devastating
tornadoes ripped parts of northeast Arkansas.
I COULDN'T GET FROM OUT..CLOTHES ON OR ANYTHING.
Residents are now coming together-- trying to repair the damage caused by
the storm. Arkansas's governor toured the sites.
GOV. MIKE HUCKABEE/R-ARKANSAS
The town of Manila was one of the hardest hit.
Two children were killed-- many homes and businesses were destroyed.
RIGHT NOW IT'S A MESS..YOU CAN ALWAYS REPAIR THE DAMAGE.
This area is no stranger to tornadoes, but that's little comfort to the
people who live here.
THIS IS MY FOURTH ONE, AND IT SCARES ME TO DEATH EVERY TIME.))
Reports tonight that the notorious former leader of Cambodia has died.
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(Pole-Pot) the head of the (Ka-mirror) Khmer Rouge passed away in the Camobidan jungle.
Pol Pot presided over a regime that's blamed for the deaths of as many as two million Cambodians.
At the time of his death the U-S was seeking to arrange a war crimes trial for him.
The U-S is supporting the Cambodian government's call for an autopsy.
Charles Palmer says Roanoke County hasn't negotiated in good faith. Today he invited reporters to take a closer look at the land the county wants for a new high school.
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Joe Dashiell visited the property this morning, and joins us now with more on the Woods End Farm.
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Jean, Charles Palmer says he never listed the property for sale, and took part in discussions only after Roanoke County expressed an interest in the property.
Three meetings over the course of 45 days have produced no agreement, and Palmer says a veiled threat of condemnation... confirms his belief that negotiations were not begun in good faith.
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((Palmer grew up on the 70-acre tract that his parents purchased in 1940. A working farm in the years since, the land is now a scenic patchwork of pastures, woodlands, and hayfields.
Palmer declined an interview on camera, but a friend who has lived on the property for four years lead reporters on a tour. Meade Carter says the land should be treated as a treasure, not a site for construction of a new high school.))
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Roanoke County Attorney Paul Mahoney says officials haven't raised the prospect of condemnation as a bargaining chip. He says that can have the opposite effect of bringing negotiations to an end. He remains hopeful that there is room for an agreement that will prevent the need for court proceedings.
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Charles Palmer says the county told him there were other suitable sites, and he hopes officials will attempt to buy one of those.[(toss to R)]
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Henry County has two murders less than a week apart. We'll have details after this break.
and former Arkansas state employee Paula Jones decides if she will continue her sexual harassment case against President Clinton.
On Health Check, we'll explain how a new genetic treatment is offering hope for arthritis sufferers.
And Andrew Freiden visits Roanoke's Cherry Hill to prepare for Historic Garden week.
A second, SEPARATE murder in Henry County is also keeping deputies busy.
They've arrested 52-year old Kenneth Bates and charged him with killing 40-year old Randall Lee Lambert last night.
Bates lived in a mobile home off North Daniels Creek Road in Henry County.
The sheriff says Bates was standing on his front porch when he shot Lambert in the chest with a shotgun.
A neighbor called 9-1-1.
Lambert was found in the front yard --wounded. He later died.
Deputies say the two men had been arguing.
Bates is being held at the Henry County jail under a 100-thousand-dollar bond.
A tearful Paula Jones says she's not through yet.
She told reporters she will appeal the judge's decision- to throw out her sexual harrassment suit against the President.
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Jones spoke with her husband by her side.
She says she believes what the President did during an alleged encounter years ago was wrong.
Historic Garden week kicks off this weekend. Andrew Freiden visited Roanoke's Cherry Hill Mansion to see what's sprouting up.
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Gardens across Virginia are exploding with color this week.
And it's not just due to April Showers.
It's historic garden week--
And the occasion has opened the doors to one of Roanoke's most famous mansions.
Andrew Freiden looks inside Cherry Hill.
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Don't go away, there's more News 7 at 5.
A little later, we'll see what's new at Colonial Downs.
Next on health check --
New treatments for severe arthritis sufferers are showing interesting results in the knees of rabbits.
And psychologists say ironically springtime is when they see an increase in patients who seek therapy for depression.
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((DR. JOHN TODD/CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST:YOU'D THINK THAT IT WOULD BE THE OPPOSITE BUT IT'S NOT JANUARY AND FEBRUARY GERALLY ADMISSIONS ARE KIND OF LOW IN BOTH OUTPATIENTS AND INPATIENT AND THEN MARCH AND APRIL ARE USUALLY VERY HIGH MONTHS.))
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Good afternoon I'm Keith Humphry and coming up tonight on News 7 at 6, we'll learn more about black bears.
Smack Dab in the middle of Virginia Tech--
Six black bears are raising their cubs.
These cubs are not only cute, they're helping scientists learn more about Virginia's wild bear population.
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((MICHAEL VAUGHN/VA TECH RESEARCHER: IF YOU HAVE A POPULATION IN AN AREA AND IT'S NOT BEING HUNTED, IT'LL STARTING GROWING AT SOME NATURAL LEVEL..AND STOP GROWING. ))
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No one knows exactly how many bears there are in the Virginia mountains--
And that's just one of the things the Cooperative Alleghany Bear Study is looking at.
We'll have more tonight on this story about 45 minutes on news 7 at six
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It appears the shortage of general practioner doctors is over.
A new survey show there are actually too many primary care physicians in the United States.
That's because many medical students have switched to general medicine rathered than a specialized field.
Medical schools are being urged to counsel students to look at all fields when choosing their profession.
A discovery in the knees of rabbits may offer help for people with arthritis.
Researchers injected genes into rabbits knees to try and stop inflamation in the joints.
To their surprise, the treatment moved through the rabbit's body and worked on the other knee as well.
It's hoped the same thing will happen in humans.
If it does it would make it easier for doctors to treat rheumatoid arthritis.
Doctors would be able to treat the entire body by treating just one affected joint.
Now an update on a story we 've been following since February about a young leukemia patient from Botetourt County undergoing a rare cord blood transplant at U-V-A medical center.
Although using the placental blood has a high success rate for long term remmissions, Karen Jarowgowsky's cord blood transplant was unsuccessful and she died Monday night.
U-V-A doctors say the bone marrow did not graph and as a result of the intense chemotherapy and radiation she received before the transplant, her body shut down.
The Jarowgowsky's say Karen had been through a lot in recent months.
Despite everything she managed to maintain straight A's at U-V-A last semester.
Karen was 18 years old.
A new study says women getting annual mammograms are getting a high incident of false alarms.
The study finds that women who get the mammograms for 10 years have an almost 50 percent chance of at least one false positive result.
The risk is higher for women in their forties.
Still most experts stress the benefits of breast cancer screening far outweigh the risk of false alarm.
Now is the time of year when people tend to get spring fever, but for some the season can mean a much more serious ailment.
Psychologists say the winter blues tend to get everyone down, but with springtime, depression is heightened.
Sufferers are much more affected and the severity of their depression increases as does the risk of suicide.
Psychologists say the weather itself is a psychological phenomenon.
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Therapists say there's a lot that can be done to help depressed patients.
Family members should look for signs such as withdrawal, negative conversations and threats of suicide.
Dr. Todd says spring is a time of rebirth and people suffering from depression think they don't have the energy or the motivation to change.
In Sports the N-F-L is getting ready for this Saturday's College football draft.
And two Virginia Tech Hokies are anxiously awaiting to see if and when they'll be drafted. Here's Steve Mason with
Good afternoon; lets get our two minute ticker going with a little golf.
Jack Nicklaus proved today that he is not yet ready to coll off from his Masters run.
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In the first round of the Senior PGA Championships; the Golden Bear fired a four under 68. Check out this nice sandshot on 15.
Nicklaus appraoched 18 at three under and his putt would put him at 4 under and in the lead.
The NFL draft has made a habit of calling the names of a number of area college stars in the past few years.
Last year, Tiki and Ronde Barber, two of Friday Football Extra's greatest performers got the call
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and now former Salem great Marcus Parker is hoping to get picked in this weekend's draft.
Parker, who is a three-time player of the week, says its always been a dream of his to play in the NFL.
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Parker's backfield mate at Tech, Ken Oxendine, is also hoping to get a shot at playing at the next level.
Although, he knows his performance, and that of the team last season, didn't help his cause.
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Pro football weekly rates Parker the 38th best back in the draft, while Oxendine is 24th.
The Express will play game four of the best of five series with Hampton Roads Friday in Norfolk; thanks to a come from behind Admirals win last night at the Scope.
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Hampton Roads finally got to Dave Gagnon by screening and bumping the netminder for 4 goals.
The Express got tthe games first goal from Pete Brearly with aboutt 2 and a half minutes left in the first period;
then , goals by Wayne Strachand and J.C. Ruid in the second gave Roanoke a commanding 3-1 advantage; but Hampton closed and Victor Gervaies scored in the games closing minutes for a 4-3 win.