Next on News 7 at 5, we'll hear from the teacher who was shot at a Richmond school on Monday.
and President Clinton takes steps to protect the U-S economy by helping the Japanese.
In Health News, insulin users may eventually be able to do away with their shots.
and the Food and Drug Administration decides if a popular fat substitute will be able to stay on the market.
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One of the victims in Richmond's high school shooting speaks to the boy who shot him.
And the Governor goes to the school to find answers.
Good afternoon, I'm Jean Jadhon.
Armstrong High School teacher Greg Carter says he saw two students fighting over the gun that shot him-- and he was on his way to tell the principal when the bullet found him.
Carter says he's NOT sure which student shot him-- but has some ideas about improving school safety.
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((GREG CARTER/SHOOTING VICTIM: WE CANNOT ALLOW ANYBODY AND EVERYBODY TO COME TO OUR SCHOOLS AT WILL. WE CANNOT DO THAT. I FEEL LIKE IF A KID IS IN TROUBLE AND YOU TRY TO HELP HIM, DON'T LET HIM IN. NO MATTER WHAT.))
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School officials say they caught the shooting on a security camera and have turned it over to police.
14-year old Quinshawn Booker was charged.
Governor Jim Gilmore used Armstrong as a backdrop today to appoint a new 35 member commission to study school crime.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: IT'S FAR TOO EARLY TO COME OUT WITH ANY SUGGESTIONS...MILITARY COMPLEXES OR PRISONS.))
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Greg Carter says he'd like to be on the Governor's commission-- since he's working "in the trenches."
Residents of Bedford County are calling a bridge in their communtiy dangerous and now they want to see it closed for good.
Today, they gathered at the bridge off Route 755.
They fear it's not safe for school buses carrying their children.
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((TERESA DRUMMOND/BEDFORD CO. RESIDENT: THIS BRIDGE IS VERY WEAK STRUCTURALLY AND I KNOW THAT THE RAILROAD IS DOING THE BEST THAT IT CAN BUT WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE BUSES STOPPED.))
((JUDY FINK/BEDFORD CO. RESIDENT: WE'RE GOING TO GO AS A NEIGHBORHOOD TO THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AND SEE IF WE CAN'T PUT IN ON A SIX YEAR PLAN TO GET AT LEAST A TWO-LANE CONCRETE BRIDGE THROUGH HERE. IT'S HARD ON EVERYONE COMING UP THROUGH HERE BECAUSE THE ROAD IS SO NARROW.))
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Their actions come in response to a car accident on the bridge last night.
A car plunged 50 feet off the bridge damaing a support column on the structure.
VDOT says the bridge is safe and will reopen this Friday.
A fight between two women over a man may have been the motive behind a deadly fire in Detroit- the blaze killed six people.
Tonight police have arrested a suspect who may have started the blaze-
((FIRE WAS JUST COMING OUT OF EVERY WINDOW. EVERY OPENING ON THE HOUSE.))
((IT APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN A VERY FAST FIRE ORIGNATING IN THE FRONT WINDOW IN THE LIVING ROOM AND VENTED UP THE ADJACENT STAIRWELL TO THE SECOND FLOOR TRAPPING ALL THE OCCUPANTS ON THE SECOND FLOOR.))
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Three children are among the six dead-
A man downstairs was able to escape.
A 17 year old also got out jumping from an upstairs window.
The United States is helping out Japan in hopes it'll boost the economy there- and here at home.
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York sold U-S dollars and bought Japanese Yen today- on behalf of the Federal Government.
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((WE'RE DOING THE RIGHT THING I THINK THE PRIME MINISTER OF JAPAN IS DOING THING AND WE'VE GOT A CHANCE TO TURN THAT SITUATION IN ASIA AROUND BEFORE IT GETS ANY WORSE. AMERICA NEEDS A STRONG GROWING STABLE ECONOMY IN ASIA.))
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This is the first time the Clinton Administration has sold U-S dollars to support another currency-
It signals the gravity of the crisis in Japan- the world's second largest economy.
Stocks in America soared at the news of U-S action- The market closed up more than 164 points.
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Still to come on News 7 at 5, a Roanoke woman says she has no choice. A Historic building must be demolished.
and we'll see who local race drivers are turning to, to show them the rounds.
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Experts say raw sewage from the Roanoke River has NOT spread to Smith Mountain Lake.
Following a recent sewage spill in the Roanoke River
The Department of Enviromental Quality and Ferrum College tested Smith Mountain Lake and found low levels of fecal chloroform.
The Smith Mountain Lake Association says the water is safe for swimming.
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((THOSE SPILLS ARE DILUTED VERY QUICKLY. THE RIVER MOVES VERY RAPIDLY SO THERE'S AERATION. THERE'S VERY LITTLE EFFECT OF THOSE SPILLS BY THE TIME IT REACHES OUR LAKE.))
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Tests will continue and the city says it will notify lake leaders of any future spills.
Meanwhile marinas are reminding boat owners that it is illegal to empty sewage tanks into lake water.
The owner of a rare two-story log cabin says her hands are tied -- she must destroy it.
Charlene Dean bought this log cabin 13 years ago as a rental investment.
Back then no one knew it was almost two centuries old, with long chestnut and pine beams, original fireplaces and a kitchen apart from the main quarters.
But fire has damaged the house and the city has ordered it destroyed.
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((I DON'T HAVE ANY OTHER CHOICE AT THIS POINT. IF SOMEONE WOULD LIKE TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT LET THEM COME FORWARD. TAKE THIS DINOSAUR OFF MY HANDS. I CAN'T AFFORD TO REPAIR IT MYSELF. IF SOMEONE ELSE CAN, MORE POWER TO THEM.))
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On News7 at Six, we'll show you why no one noticed this historic treasure -- until demolition had already started.
Why were racers from up and down the East Coast in Martinsville this week? Steve Pardon has the answer.
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((Welcome to FinishLine Racing School where success is measured in tenths of a second. Former NASCAR Modified racers Krystal and Mike Loescher, travel the United States helping serious drivers get to the winners circle.
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They say you have to walk before you can run and its no different here. Before a single lap is run everyone gets a lesson in the basics.
2:37:17 I TEACH EVERYONE THE SAME, I DON'T CARE IF JEFF GORDON'S IN THE CLASS. I START THEM OFF ON A REV LIMITER AND ...THE STOP WATCH IS THE GREAT EQUALIZER
A great deal of the first day is spent with Loescher in the customized two seater talking about the line through the corners. Even after the students start driving laps on their own his words ring in their ears...literally.
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2:38:26 EVERYBODY PAYS ATTENTION TO STRAIGHT-AWAYS, THINKING THATS THE GREAT EQUALIZER BUT THERE'S ONLY 2 STRAIGHT-AWAYS. IF YOU GET FASTER THROUGH THE CORNERS, WHERE ALL OF YOUR TIRE WEAR COMES IN AND THE PHYSICAL PART TAKES PLACE. IF YOU CAN GET THROUGH THE CORNERS SMOOTH AND NOT SPIN THE TIRES, ACCELERATE OFF THE TURN YOUR GOING TO BE FASTER THAN THE OTHER GUY.
Students don't mind the constant critique however, they paid about 27 hundred dollars for the three day lesson.
But in this day and age becoming a succesful racer is about more than going fast, a point Kristal makes sure isn't overlooked.
2:52:45 UNLESS THE STUDENTS A MILLIONAIRE WHEN THEY LEAVE HERE THEY HAVE TO DO WELL, DRIVE WELL, WIN WELL, WIN RACES AND THEY HAVE TO GET SPONSORSHIP. I TRY TO SHARE WITH THEM ABOUT LOOKING GOOD, THE RIGHT WORDS TO SAY, ABOUT WORKING WITH THE MEDIA STUFF LIKE THAT.
The couple takes their business very seriously because at the end of every class the FinishLine Racing Team is that much bigger.
2:40:21 GUYS WILL SAY WHY DON'T YOU RACE ANYMORE IF YOUR SO GOOD? WELL I WIN 20 RACES EVERY WEEKEND THROUGH MY STUDENTS. EVERY MONDAY THEY CALL ME AND TELL ME HOW GOOD THEY DID OVER THE WEEKEND AND I GET A LOT OF SATISFACTION OUT OF THAT.))
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Anna Fariello runs Radford University's museum, and she's a leading art expert. But now the shoe is on the other foot.
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Instead of judging other people's art, one of Southwest Virginia's leading art experts is putting her art on display.
Today Andrew Freiden is putting Anna Fariello on the spot.
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Coming up next on Health Check, the F-D-A decides if the fake fat Olestra will remain on the market.
and new technology could help people fix problems with their feet BEFORE they develop.
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((WOMAN HAVE GOT TO START THINKING THEIR FEET HAVE TO LAST THEM A LIFETIME. AND TO DO THAT YOU NEED TO DO PREVENTATIVE PEVENTATIVE CARE.))
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Diabetics who hate injecting insulin could have a new alternative.
A national study shows inhaled insulin controls diabetes at least as well as insulin shots.
Scientists who presented their findings to the American Diabetes Association say the inhaled medicine is also more popular with patients.
One test subject says the inhaler is easier and you don't have to worry about infection from needles.
Insulin dependent dibaetics must inject themselves several times daily.
The inhaler pumps the medicine into the lungs where it's absorbed into the blood.
A final trial on the inhaler is set for this fall.
The makers of Olestra have won their battle to keep the fake fat on the market.
A Food and Drug Advisory panel said today the fat substitute is safe.
The panel did go along with one proposed change. It recommended a new look at the labeling, to make sure people understand the possible effects.
Some people who use Olestra experienced digestive problems.
But several studies showed the number of people effected was no higher than those who experienced problems with ordinary chips.
We use them and abuse them, yet many of us never give a second thought to our feet. That is until they start to ache.
But now a new device is helping doctors find problems before they start.
Sandra Maas reports.
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In sports, there could be more trouble for one of NASCARS best known team owners.
Here's Mike Stevens with the details.[S5-Rick]
Welcome folks to the midweek ticker that begins with some news concerning NASCAR mogul Rick Hendrick.
The ultra-successful car owner, who pleaded guilty to mail fraud last August may be violating his parole agreement.
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When Hendrick walked out of court last August his body was ravaged with Leukemia. In exchange for his guilty plea prosecutors dropped a conspiracy charge, 13 money laundering charges, and didn't push prison time for him.
He was fined $250 thousand dollars and told to stay away from his car dealerships and his Winston Cup teams.
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But the Associated Press says Hendrick talks regularly with jeff Gordon and his brother John Hendrick, who is in charge of the race teams in Rick's absence.
But this isn't such a cut and dry issue.
There are 30 stipulations in his 5 page sentencing and US attorney Mark Calloway says it is too soon to tell if a violation has occurred.
The Roanoke Valley Horse Show is still strutting its stuff at the Salem Civic Center today.
And as Roy Stanley reports this show is the last of its kind on the circuit.
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((Over 1-thousand horses competing in several different categories make up the 27-th annual Roanoke Valley Horse show.
Glenn Petty is a steward he works horse shows throughout the United States.
Petty says most shows now are centered around a special event. But he says Roanoke is special because of the variety it offers the riders.))
((Pam Baker has 20 horses at the show this year. Baker, who grew up on a farm in Bedford, is back in Salem after a 10 year abscence.
She attends many shows that are centered around one event but she says The Roanoke Valley Horse show is were the action is.))
Much more at six including NHL news with the Hot Wings and a former Wing Dave Gagnon.
Take care everybody.
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It took a high-tech, cross-country search for a New Jersey woman to find what she was looking for.
Tonight, she'll decide if it's worth driving home.
Sue Ann Kerstein's object of affection is this car -- a 19-94 Plymouth Colt Vista.
She says it's not just any old station wagon.
The one she wanted had a 2-point-4 liter engine and a 5-speed transmission.
And they don't make many of those.
Sue Ann spent 10 months trying to track down a car like this.
She came to Roanoke after finding the little speedster on an Internet website.
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Sue Ann said she needs a good night's sleep before making up her mind.
Tomorrow morning she'll decide if the Vista will be accompanying her on her way back to New Jersey.