Mostly clear skies and the heat actually builds quickly in the mid-Atlantic over the next two days. The weekend for
ecast is coming up.[medical-head]
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In medical news -- Some area businesses are raising the stakes to raise money for children's health care.
And a new computer system in a Roanoke doctor's office allows patients to WATCH their progress.
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[IN Q=He asked them]
((LT. KENT ROBEY/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: HE ASKED THEM TO LEAVE.. EVIDENTLY HE DIDN'T WANT THEM TO SEE IT OR DIDN'T WANT THEM TO GET IN THE WAY OF IT.))
[OUT Q=way of it.]
A Bedford County man spares his children but takes his own life after apparently murdering his wife.
Authorities say 36-year old Robert Wells had it all planned out... around 6:30 this morning, Wells drove to the home where his estranged wife lived on Lazenbury Road north of Bedford.
That's where Wells allegedly cut the phone lines to the trailer, slashed the tires on two vehicles in the yard and went inside.
Police say Wells ordered his two children out of the home before opening fire on Beverly Ann Wells.
[IN Q=He evidently]
((LT. KENT ROBEY/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: HE EVIDENTLY WALKED UP TO THE TRAILER WITH A RIFLE, HE WAS WEARING A HUNTING KNIFE, CUT THE PHONE LINES BACK AROUND THE FRONT OF THE TRAILER, KICKED THE DOOR IN. HE ASKED THE CHILDREN THAT WERE IN THE TRAILER TO LEAVE, THEY FLED OUT THE BACK AND RAN UP TO THE GRANDPARENTS HOME AND THAT'S WHEN WE WERE CALLED.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Kent Robey/Bedford Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :00]
[OUT Q=we were called.]
Police surrounded the trailer and found both of them dead inside.
Robey says the couple had only been married three months, but had protective orders against each other after recent domestic problems.
Montgomery County investigators are still searching for evidence relating to a recent murder.
State police and sheriff's investigators searched a pond today along Smith Creek road, near Pilot.
The pond is adjacent to a mobile home where murder victim Micheal Durham used to live.
Durham was shot and killed in March.
42-year old Robert Lee Crook, Senior is charged with the crime.
Authorities would only say they were searching for evidence.
An historic moment at Arlington National Cemetery- The remains in the tomb of the Unknowns were exhumed.
Testing will now be done to determine who the solider was.
Lee Cowan has more.
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[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/CBS News;]
[OUT Q=Arlington National Cementary]
Story Slug: Tomb of the Unknown
Title: 4:45pm ET Pkg
Dateline: Washington, DC
Reporter: Lee Cowan
SUGGESTED LEDE: HISTORY WAS MADE TODAY AT ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY,
WITH THE EXHUMATION OF THE REMAINS BURIED IN THE TOMB OF THE UNKNOWNS.
LEE COWAN REPORTS A SOLEMN BEGAN A CHAIN OF EVENTS THAT MAY ONE DAY
CONFIRM THE IDENTITY OF THE MAN BURIED THERE.
(LOCATOR: ARLINGTON, VA)
(( NAT MUSIC ))
THE 6 BONES TO WHICH NO NAME WAS EVER ATTACHED LEFT THEIR RESTING PLACE
IN ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY WITH THE SAME DIGNITY AND HONOR GIVEN 14
YEARS AGO WHEN THEY WERE INTERRED.
(( PRAYER SOT ))
If it be your holy will make known the identity of this unknown Vietnam
A POSITIVE IDENTIFICATION WOULD MEAN THE REMAINS WILL NEVER
THE UNKNOWN SOLDIERS OF VIETNAM WILL HAVE TO BE REPRESENTED BY
(( SUPER: WILLIAM COHEN//SECRETARY OF DEFENSE ))
111728 "we yield today to the promise of science with the hope that the
heavy burden of doubt can be lifted from a family's heart" (11)
MICHAEL BLASSIE, AND AIR FORCE PILOT SHOT DOWN OVER VIETNAM
WAS NEVER FOUND.
HIS FAMILY, MANY OF WHOM ATTENDED THE BRIEF CEREMONY, SAYS
CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE LINKS HIS REMAINS WITH THOSE IN THE TOMB OF THE
UNKNOWN...THEY RECOGNIZE THE PRICE OF THEIR PEACE OF MIND..
(( SUPER: PAT BLASSIE//SISTER ))
"110205 we realize this affects our nation because this is a national
monument, these are people who died for our country, we don't take that
BUT THE ONLY WAY TO BE SURE IS TO USE A CUTTING EDGE FORM OF
DNA TESTING NOT AVAILABLE WHEN THE REMAINS WERE BURIED.
(( NAT WALTER REED ARRIVAL ))
THE TESTING WILL BE DONE HERE, AT WALTER REED ARMY MEDICAL CENTER
JUST OUTSIDE WASHINGTON.
THE SAME TECHNIQUE HAS ALREADY BEEN USED TO IDENTIFY 93 OTHER
PREVIOUSLY UNIDENTIFIED SOLDIERS, SOME FROM AS FAR BACK AS THE CIVIL WAR.
(( COHEN SOT ))
111740 "we are not here as grateful beneficiaries of modern technology,
instead our purpose is timeless, we gather to show our deep gratitude
for the sacrifices including those who died unknown, unsung on distant
THE BRIEF CEREMONY WAS A FIRST FOR ARLINGTON. NEVER BEFORE HAS
THE TOMB BEEN DISTURBED.
IT IS UNLIKELY one EVER WILL be AGAIN, UNLESS IT IS TO INTER A NEW
SET OF REMAINS, UNKNOWN EVEN TO MODERN SCIENCE.
(( LEE COWAN//CBS NEWS ))
"The process of identification could take as long as three months.
There is still the question of whether there is enough DNA material
left, to provide an accurate test.
If so, the chances are about 85 percent that a match can be found. Lee
Cowan, CBS News, Arlington National Cemetery."
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The weather has not treated tobacco farmers in Southside kindly. We'll explain after this break.
and Microsoft tries to avoid a federal anti-trust suit by delaying its Windows 98.
On Health Check, we'll see how a local chiropractor is letting patients get a glimpse inside their back problems.
We'll have that and more. Stay tuned.
It's a time-out for talking in the Microsoft lawsuits.
The federal anti-trust lawsuits against the software company have been delayed-
It's grants some extra time for the company to work out a settlement.
In return, Microsoft will delay distributing its Windows 98 until Monday.
The Windows 98 operating system was supposed to ship to computer makers tomorrow.
Microsoft has been on the phone with the state governments that
were going to sue it, and with the Justice Department.
A source says the company is offering major concessions.
The recent rainy weather has put Southside tobacco farmers about two weeks behind in their planting.
Tiny bright leaf plants are just going in the ground this week in Halifax County.
Before now, the ground was too wet.
The later tobacco is planted, the later leaves can be harvested.
That puts the plants at risk of an early Fall frost.
Virginia Cooperative Extension Agents say El Nino may be to blame for an extended wet weather season.
[IN Q=We've had wet weather]
((LARRY MCPETERS: WE'VE HAD WET WEATHER PERIODS AND PERIODS THAT CAME THAT WERE NOT CONDUCIVE TO GETTING LAND READY AND TOBACCO IN THE GROUND. BUT IT DIDN'T BEGING SO EARLY IN THE FALL. WE USUALLY HAD A BREAK WHERE WE COULD GET THESE THINGS DONE BUT IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S STAYING WITH US THIS YEAR.))
[SUPER=01-Larry McPeters/VA Cooperative Extension Agent;]
[OUT Q=with us this year.]
Barring any other weather problems, Southside tobacco should be ready to harvest by the end of July.
VMI's superintendent says the school had a very successful year.
The admission of women went well.
But he says one of his worries these days, is alcohol abuse by college students.
[IN Q=The problem is national]
((JOSIAH BUNTING/VMI SUPERINTENDENT: THE PROBLEM IS NATIONAL, THE PROBLEM IS GENERATIONAL. IT IS THEREFORE OUR PROBLEM AS WELL AS IT'S DAVIDSON'S AND VIRGINIA'S AND WEST POINT'S. THESE STUDENTS DRINK HEAVILY, AND JOYLESSLY.))
[SUPER=01-Josiah Bunting/VMI Superintendent]
[OUT Q=and joylessly.]
Bunting told the VMI board of visitors today that he has a group that meets twice a month to discuss the issue, and ways to fight it.
Safety is the word of the day at the Roanoke Civic Center exhibit hall. And Patrick Evans is there.
[LIVE=Patrick FULL MICROWAVE]
Norfolk Southern employees and their families are getting some fast facts on safety today at the Roanoke Civic Center.
Patrick Evans joins us from the exhibit hall, where he's helping out with some weather safety facts at the Norfolk Southern Safety Fair.
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In Sports, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman talks about his recent bout with skin cancer.
Next on health check --
By next year, the flu shot may be replaced with a less painful injection.
And a hi-tech computer system is helping chiropractors view what's wrong with patients, before the pain becomes visible to them.
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[IN Q=This equipment]
((DR. JOHN OLSEN/CHIROPRACTOR:THIS EQUIPMENT MIGHT INDICATE AN AREA OF DYSFUNCTION THAT HASN'T BECOME PAINFUL TO A PERSON YET.))
Good afternoon I'm Keith Humphry.
The first year of co-education at V-M-I is drawing to a close.
And get this. One of the 23 women who stuck it out to become full-fledged fourthclass cadets says she actually enjoyed the rat line... not just endured it; she LOVED it.
Yulia Beltikova is Russian.
To her, this is all a dream come true.
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[IN Q=It's just so]
((IT'S JUST SO UNIQUE AND TRADITIONAL
Why would you like the rat line? Isn't that something everybody wishes was over with in a hurry. (salute)
WELL, I MEAN... I DON'T KNOW HOW TO EXPLAIN THAT. IT'S JUST A FEELING THAT... PRIDE. THAT YOU'VE ACCOMPLISHED SOMETHING WHEN IT'S OVER. ))
[OUT Q=when it's over.]
It's an incredible story ...how she got to Lexington from Krasnodar in southern Russia.
We'll tell you more on NEWS 7 at SIX tonight, Jean
[Double Boxes=Jean and Keith/Newsroom]
New computerized technology is being used in Roanoke Chiropractor's offices.
It allows patients to not just feel relief, but see it.
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[IN Q=I can tell]
[SUPER=01-Mary Bishop/Patient; ]
[SUPER=01-Dr. John Olsen/Chiropractor; ]
[OUT Q=regular routine]
[SOT ub 11 59 46]
[IN Q=I can]
((MARY BISHOP/PATIENT:I CAN JUST TELL A DIFFERENCE WITH MY QUALITY OF LIFE, AND MY EVERY DAY LIFE I'M NOT CONSTANTLY IN PAIN ANYMORE AND THAT'S BEEN THE BIGGEST DIFFERENCE FOR ME.))
[OUT Q=for me]
Mary Bishop has suffered from migraines for about 14 years.
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[IN Q=All I've]
((MARY BISHOP/PATIENT:I'VE BEEN CONSTANTLY LIVING MY LIFE TAKING MEDICINE SO I DECIDED TO TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT AND SINCE I'VE BEEN SEEING DOCTOR OLSEN HE'S GIVEN ME ANOTHER WAY TO MANAGE THE MIGRAINES AND I DON'T HAVE TO TAKE MEDICATION.))
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[IN Q=This equipment]
((DR. JOHN OLSEN/CHIROPRACTOR:THIS EQUIPMENT GIVES US A WINDOW INTO THE NERVOUS SYSTEM SORT OF OPENS IT UP AND ALLOWS US TO VISUALIZE AND ALSO SHOW THE PATIENT AREAS THAT AREN'T FUNCTIONING VERY WELL.))
[OUT Q=very well.]
Doctor Olsen has been diagnosing patients with the system for about six months.
It's called a surface E-M-G and it measures electrical signals.
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[IN Q=Lift your]
((LIFT YOUR LEFT SHOULDER FOR ME, SEE THAT JUMP OFF THE SCREEN COME BACK DOWN AGAIN. DO IT AGAIN MARY, WATCH THE RED ONE. SEE IT JUMP UP OFF THE SCREEN AGAIN, AS THE MUSCLE CONTRACTS IT JUMPS UP OFF THE SCREEN.))
[OUT Q=the screen]
[SOT ub 11 49 13]
[IN Q=Just like an E-K-G]
((DR. JOHN OLSEN/CHIROPRACTOR:JUST LIKE AN E-K-G MEASURES THE ELECTRICAL POTENTIAL OF THE HEART MUSCLES AS IT CONTRACTS, AN E-M-G MEASURES THE ELECTRICAL POTENTIAL OF SKELETAL MUSCLES, THE MUSCLES THAT WE USE FOR WALKING AND TALKING.))
[OUT Q=and talking]
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[IN Q=It doesn't]
((MARY BISHOP/PATIENT:IT DOESN'T FEEL LIKE ANYTHING IT JUST FEELS LIKE SOMEONE'S TOUCHING YOU, THERE'S NO PAIN, MY CHILDREN HAVE BOTH HAD THE SCANS DONE AND THEY'RE PATIENTS OF DOCTOR OLSEN'S AND ITS COMPLETELY PAINLESS.))
And after a month of therapy the progress can be monitored.
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[IN Q=For me]
((MARY BISHOP/PATIENT:FOR ME IT'S THE SAME THING AS GOING TO THE DENTIST TWICE A YEAR, THIS IS MAINTENANCE AND IF I DIDN'T HAVE THE HEADACHES IF THEY WENT AWAY ALL TOGETHER I WOULD STILL COME TO SEE HIM AS A REGULAR ROUTINE.))
[OUT Q=regular routine]
[Tonya reads from set]
So far, only about 1-percent of chiropractic offices worldwide are using the technology.
A new flu vaccine is proving highly effective in children.
Results in today's New England Journal of Medicine show the Flu-Mist vaccine kept the influenza virus at bay 93-percent of the time.
And the best part for children, they can take this vaccine without a needle.
It is administered as a nasal spray.
[IN Q=It avoids the]
((DR. KING: IT AVOIDS THE USE OF A NEEDLE AND I THINK ANYONE WOULD LIKE TO AVOID GETTING A SHOT...PARTICULARLY CHILDREN.))
[SUPER=07-Dr. James King;]
[OUT Q=particularly children.]
The vaccine also provides an added benefit. It fights ear infections, the most common reason parents take their chidren to the doctor.
[IN Q=He had]
[SUPER=01-Vicky Seger/Mother of Test Patient;]
[OUT Q=no ear infections]
It's hoped the vaccine will be available nationwide in time for the fall flu season.
The Child Health Investment Partnership, or CHIP is pitting area businesses against each other.
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The friendly competition is to raise money to provide health care for low income children in the Roanoke Valley.
Last year was a success raising 10-thousand dollars.
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[IN Q=We're really excited this year]
((MARY LYN MCBRIDE/CHIP:WE'RE REALLY EXCITED THIS YEAR BECAUSE WE HAVE 16 TEAMS PARTICIPATING WHICH MEANS WE'LL BE RAISING 16-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO GO TOWARDS PROVISION OF SERVICES TO THESE CHILDREN, OVER 15-HUNDRED CHILDREN IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY.))
[SUPER=01-Mary Lyn McBride/CHIP; ]
If you want to check out some of the competition, the tug for tots is being held tomorrow at noon at the Rivers Edge Complex soccer field.
It was an early day today for the Lynchburg Hillcats,
With that and more, here's Mike Stevens[S5-Hillcats]
The Thursday ticker is loaded with news from the diamond once again this afternoon.
We begin in Lynchburg where the Hillcats played the Wilimington Blue Rocks with a special 11am start time.
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It was the Hillcats 10th annual "Say No To Drugs" day at City Stadium as 6th graders from all over central Virginia were invited to leave school and spend a day at the ball park.
In the top of the second, the Hillcats would delight the home fans with Corey Pointer hitting his second homer in as many games. This one is way out over the center field wall. It's 1-to-nothing Hillcats.
In the top of the third Wilimington would attempt to rally and get somehting on the board but, Kendrick Moore gets hung up in a rundown between first and second.
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He's tagged out and Lynchburg win its 18th of the season ____to ___ to stay in first place in the Northern division.
Down in the Durham, the Virginia Cavaliers saw their season come to an end at the ACC baseball tournament as they were knocked out of the event by N.C. State.
[SUPER=03-Durham, NC/Wolfpack vs. Cavaliers; :00]
The Cavs and senior Ryan Gilleland, the former Jefferson Forest star, were hoping to extend their season at least another day.
And they would jump out to a one to nothing advantage in the bottom of the fourth.
But State got runs in the 5th, 6th and 7th, including the game winning hit a homerun from Brad Piercy.
Virginia loses for the second straight day 4-to-1, failing to get the key hits and leaving 10 runners stranded.
[IN Q="we had...]
[SUPER=01-Dennis Womack/UVa Head Coach; :00]
[OUT Q=...never got it."]
Abd finally, I steal part of page from Tonya's HealthCheck segment to hear from Dallas Cowboys' quarterback Troy Aikman.
[SUPER=03-Dallas, TX; :00]
Aikman was on the practice field this morning after having a cancerous mole removed from his left shoulder late last week.
He says he doesn't want ot be the poster child for skin cancer awareness, but he does want to make sure people are aware of the danger.
[SUPER=01-Troy Aikman/Cowboys Quarterback; :00]
[OUT Q=...SECOND THOUGHT."]
Aikman says he did not have any pain throwing the ball today and hopes to be good as new in a week or so.
Coming up later tonight on News 7 at six, we'll check in with two softball pitching phenoms who found out in the last 24 hours that everyone is human!
Hope to see you then.
Take care everybody.
[take a break][5-VanDyke]
In case you have been totally isolated from all media outlets the last few months and don't already know, tonight is the last night of television's "Seinfeld."
Even the folks at the competition realize that tonight will probably belong to N-B-C's top rated sit-com.
[IN Q=That's what most]
((DICK VAN DYKE: THAT'S WHAT MOST OF THE FANS SAY. THEY'LL BE TAPING IT. THEY HAVE TO SEE SEINFELD BUT THEY WILL BE TAPING US. WE HAVE A SMALL, BUT LOYAL AND HONEST CONTITUENCY OUT THERE.))
[SUPER=01-Dick Van Dyke/"Diagnosis Murder" Star]
[OUT Q=constituency out there.]
Still the "Diagnosis Murder" producers aren't giving up with out a fight.
They're hoping a gimmick in tonight's show will steal a little of Seinfeld's audience.
In the show, Van Dyke's current character runs into Rob Petrie, another Van Dyke role from thirty years ago.