Next on News 7 at 5, forecasters and tourists alike try to determine which way Hurricane Bonnie is headed.
and authorities in Pittsylvania investigate a murder from last night.
Between the heat locally and the fired up tropics, it's been a full day in the weather office. We will tell you the forecast possibilities just ahead.
The government has okayed a new medicine to treat a painful abdominal disease.
And a group of local health care workers return from a Southern expedition.
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Residents along the Mid-Atlantic coast brace themselves for the possible arrival of Hurricane Bonnie.
The 450 mile wide storm is about 600 miles southeast of Savannah Georgia.
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Robin Reed is in the Weather Center where he has followed the storms progress.
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Robin in WX CEnter
The Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office is investigating a murder.
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((MAJ. GARY GOODSON/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: WE HAD A FAMILY RESIDENCE THAT CALLED OUR 911 CENTER AND STATED THERE HAD BEEN A SHOOTING. WE HAD OUR DEPUTIES RESPOND AND ON THE SCENE THEY FOUND THOMAS LEE SANDS AGE 44 PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE AND HE DIED OF A GUNSHOT WOUND BY A HANDGUN.))
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Sands was found in his home on (CAL-inds) Callands Road near the Henry County line.
The fatal shooting happened last night around 11.
The sheriff's office does have a suspect in the murder and expects to file charges once the Commonwealth's Attorney reviews the case.
Fire destroyed a mobile home in Bedford County this afternoon.
It started in a trailer off Parish Road in Chamblissburg. The owner, Shawn Kirkwood, was not home at the time.
Firefighters from Vinton were called in to help- They actually arrived on the scene FIRST and kept the flames from spreading.
Some neighbors were concerned about ammunnition stored in the trailer, but firefighters say it wasn't a problem.
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((LT. CHRIS LINKOUS/VINTON FIRE DEPT.; A REPORT WAS GIVEN TO ME ABOUT THERE WAS AMMUNITION GOING OFF, BY THE TIME WE ARRIVED, UNDOUBTEDLY MOST OF IT HAD BEEN SPENT, SO IT'S ALREADY DONE. THAT'S NOT OUR MAJOR CONCERN RIGHT NOW, OUR MAJOR CONCERN WAS PROPANE TANKS ON THE SIDE AND THAT WAS TAKEN CARE OF.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Chris Linkous/Vinton Fire Dept.]
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The cause of the fire is not known.
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A federal court says the government can not count on sampling for the two thousand census. We'll have that story next,
and authorities say they've avoided mass murder after a woman is accused of attempting to mail cyanide capsules disguised as nutritional supplements.
In Health Check, we'll see how some local residents made life easier for the disabled in Costa Rica.
We'll have that and more, stay with us.
A California Woman is under arrest for allegedly sending cyanide pills disguised as a nutritional supplement.
Police say the woman sent out more than 100 brochures featuring nutritional information-
Attached to each brochure: a sample pill that contained the deadly sodium cyanide-
((SHERMAN BLOCK/L.A. COUNTY SHERIFF: HAD THIS STUFF GONE INTO THE MAIL WE WOULD HAVE HAD MASS MURDER.))
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They arrested Kathryn (Schoon-over) Schoon-over a 52 year old cancer patient who lived in a van.
Investigators say some of the intended recipinets were in the medical profession who may have had dealings with the woman in the past.
A federal appeals court says the government can't use statistical sampling to help count Americans when it conducts the census for the year 2000.
In a ruling that's a victory for Republicans in Congress, the
federal court panel said that the nation's founding fathers wanted
an "actual enumeration" of the populace.
The judges said the modern statistical tool called "sampling" isn't a good enough substitute for that.
In the Sudan today people took to the streets shouting Down with the USA. It is opposition to last week's attack-
Lee Cowan has the latest.
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((In Sudan, time has healed very little of the wounds from what the Sudanese president is calling an ugly crime.
In his first appearance since a suspected pharmaceutical plant was blown to bits by U-S tomahawk missiles, president omar hassan el
bashir called mr. clinton a `war criminal', us intelligence `weak' and
begged the u-n to come see for itself.
The u-s has so far declined to lay out any evidence that plant
was making a precurser to the deadly vx nerve agent, but the white house
insists it did the right thing and seemed willing to cooperate with any
u-n investigation, but didn't see the point.
MIKE MCCURRY//WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN:
WE ACTED FULLY CONSISTENT WITH INTERNATIONAL LAW, AND U-S LAW. BUT IF
WE RECEIVE ANY NOTICE OF A FORMAL INQUIRY, WE WOULD CERTAINLY WOULD CONSIDER IT."
'The president and first lady continued to vacation on Martha's Vineyard_separated at lunchtime today_the first lady out on a private
yacht, the president spending the afternoon with friend Vernon Jordan---then a brief stop at a general store---arriving
to applause from a nearby crowd.
Speculation has been circulating about why neither have been seen together since their arrival on martha's vineyard almost a week ago.
in response, the white house seemed to state the obvious.
MIKE MCCURRY//WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN:
THEY'VE BEEN TALKING, THEY'VE BEEN RELAXING, THEY'VE BEEN READING,
THEY'VE BEEN WALKING, AND THEY'VE BEEN DEALING WITH WHAT IS A PERSONAL PRIVATE MATTER FOR THEM.
LEE COWAN//CBS NEWS: STILL NO INDICATION IF THE PRESIDENT PLANS ANY TRIPS OFF THE ISLAND
DURING HIS VACATION HERE. THE WHITE HOUSE IS TAKING IT DAY BY DAY --- JUST LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE. LEE COWAN, CBS NEWS, M
Model and talent agencies are always looking for that "fabulous face", turning young women into supermodels overnight.
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Patrick Evans and what he calls his "not-so-fabulous-face" have found one young lady right here in Roanoke who beat out thousands of others for a top modeling award.
Today he has an exclusive interview.
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In sports, Mike Stevens will have the early results from this afternoon's Major League games.
Today on health check --
the federal government approves a new treatment for a painful disease.
And occupational therapy students from the College of Health Sciences in Roanoke travel to South America to volunteer their services.
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((ANNE GARDNER/OT STUDENT: TO THINK THAT HERE IN ROANOKE, VIRGINIA WE COULD MAKE AN IMPACT IN COSTA RICA AND SIGNIFICANT IMPACT, IT WAS REALLY A WONDERFUL FEELING.))
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The Food and Drug administration has approved a treatment for the painful bowel disorder Crohn's disease.
The disease causes abdominal pain, diarrhea, intestinal inflammation and bleeding.
Infliximab is a bioengineered antibody that attacks the protein responsible for much of the problem.
The treatment led to improvements in 82 percent of the patients with moderate to severe Crohn's disease.
Forty-eight percent went into remission.
However the benefits apparently wear off.
The F-D-A says patients benefit most within two to four weeks after a single dose.
The percentage of patients who saw improvements beyond that point fell off over the next few months.
It is not uncommon for us to get those little cuts and scrapes from time to time.
Unfortunately making mistakes in treating them is all too common.
Doctor Dave Hnida (Nye-duh) reports.
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((ANY DAY YOU GET A BAD CUT- IS NEVER A GOOD DAY- ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU NEED
STITCHES. DO YOU KNOW THE BEST WAY TO TAKE CARE OF A SCRAPE OR CUT?
THERE ARE FOUR COMMON MISTAKES PEOPLE MAKE IN DEALING WITH A WOUND:
NUMBER ONE: IS NOT USING PRESSURE TO STOP THE BLEEDING. THE BEST WAY TO
STOP BLEEDING IS IS TO HOLD DIRECT PRESSURE ON A WOUND.. YOU DON'T WANT
TO DAB AT IT AND BE LOOKING AT IT EVERY 30 SECONDS TO SEE IF IT'S
STOPPED BLEEDING. AND FORGET ABOUT TOURNIQUETS- THEY CAN DO MORE HARM
MISTAKE NUMBER TWO.- YOU DONT CLEAN THE WOUND PROPERLY.
"NOW YOU MIGHT THINK PEROXIDE OR IODINE IS THE BEST THING TO USE TO
CLEAN A CUT. BUT AT FULL STRENGTH THEY CAN DAMAGE NORMAL TISSUE. THE
BEST THING TO USE TO CLEAN A WOUND IS TAP WATER. "
MISTAKE NUMBER THREE IS TRYING TO AVOID STITCHES. SOME REASONS YOU MAY
NEED THEM INCLUDE A WOUND THAT WON'T STOP BLEEDING.. A WOUND THAT'S
LARGE OR GAPING-- IF YOU'VE GOT COSMETIC CONCERNS- SAY A WOUND ON THE
AND MISTAKE NUMBER 4- FORGETTING THAT TETANUS SHOT. IF YOU HAVEN'T HAD
A TETANUS SHOT IN TEN YEARS THEN YOU NEED ONE- IF IT'S A DIRTY WOUND
THEN IT'S FIVE. IF YOU'RE NOT SURE ABOUT ANY CUT OR SCRAPE - GET IT
CHECKED OUT-- DON'T WAIT. YOU GENERALLY HAVE 6-12 HOURS TO GET A WOUND
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Occupational Therapy students and faculty from the College of Health Sciences are back from a visit to San Jose, Costa Rica.
But this wasn't a summer vacation, rather a volunteer effort to provide O-T services to children with special needs.
The students customized wheelchairs for disabled children giving them better mobility and their independence.
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((KIM DAVIS/OT STUDENT: WE PROVIDED HER WITH A WHEELCHAIR THAT SHE WAS ABLE TO DO THAT AND IMMEDIATELY WHEN SHE WAS IN THAT WHEELCHAIR, SHE WAS SMILING...DO THINGS ON HER OWN.))
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((ANNE GARDNER/OT STUDENT: ANOTHER CHILD HAD A SLING SEAT WHEELCHAIR WHICH WAS NOT SUPPORTING HIS POSTURE ADEQUATELY AND WE WERE ABLE TO PROVIDE A FIRM SEAT AND ADJUST THE DEPTH AND PROVIDE FOOT SUPPORT AND RADICALLY CHANGE HIS ABILITY TO MANEUVER IN THIS CHAIR.))
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This is home video the group took on their trip.
Ten children now have wheelchairs adapted especially for their developmental problems.
The students also learned about problem solving in tough situations that they may face in rural areas of Southwest Virginia.
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((DR. DARLENE PEREZ BROWN/OT PROFESSOR: OUR PROGRAM HAS THE EMPHASIS OF A COMMUNITY BASED PROGRAM, WE WANT TO BE ABLE TO TO ENABLE THEM TO GO BACK TO THEIR COMMUNITIES AND START NEW PROGRAMS.))
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Volunteers say the 10 day trip was a success for everyone involved.
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((ANNE GARDNER/OT STUDENT: IN A VERY SHORT PERIOD OF TIME, WE SOLVED MANY DIFFERENT PROBLEMS, COMPLEX PROBLEMS AND I CAME HOME EXHAUSTED, BUT HAVING FRESH ENTHUSIASM.))
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This is the first year the O-T students have participated in a cultural program abroad.
It's already been a busy day on the baseball diamond.
With that and the rest of sports, here's Mike Stevens.[S5-MLB]
Baseball and a little health check spill over for you in the Monday Ticker.
In the majors today the Giants, Reds and Diamondbacks have won along with the Braves who beat the Dodgers.
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Tom Glavine got just enough run support to post his 17th win of the season as the Braves win 4-to-3.
Glavine gave up 10 hits and had 2 strikeouts.
Former Glenvar standout pitcher Jason Anderson is making his way through the Oakland A's organization almost as fast as pitchers.
The former Radford University star have moved up from California's single A Modesto team to the double A Huntsville Stars in Alabama. In single A ball, Jason posted a 9 and 4 record with a 3.46 ERA.
The Roanoke Chapter of the National Kidney Foundation held it's first annual golf tournament at Hanging Rock Golf Club today.
The Non profit agency is not only trying to raise money for those who need kidneys but also attempting to raise awareness. A few kidney transplant recipients were on hand at the 1 day, 18 hole event to reinforce the importance of organ donation.
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Although this is the first year of the event, the tournament had a decent turnout. The gola is to raise 7 thousand this year.
Sponsors donated big time hole prizes. The number of participants and funds raised willhopefully grow.
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Coming up at six, Roanoke College hires one of it's own to coach soccer. That story in about 45 minutes, but don't go away, more news 7 at 5 to come.
They're getting dropped off in gravel parking lots.
And they're going to classes inside a trailer park.
But other than that, students in Roanoke County should NOT notice anything unusual about the school year that started today.
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At Clearbrook Elementary, students have to deal with construction.
Principal Cris Flippen said she had to work overtime to make sure students would be dropped off safely.
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((CRIS FLIPPEN/PRINCIPAL: I JUST STARTED CALLING ON THURSDAY WITH VOLUNTEERS, 135 FAMILIES, STARTED SOME PHONE TREES ... ALSO SENT A MAP WITH DETAILED TRAFFIC FLOW.))
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At Cave Spring High School, there are too many students to fit inside the building.
So 16 classes are being held in trailers.