Next on News 7 at Five-Hurricane Bonnie hits Virginia Beach,
And police make an arrest in a fatal hit and run accident from earlier this week.
Bonnie blows away, perhaps a cooling shower tomorrow here, otherwise another warm one. And the latest on hurricane Danielle are all ahead.
On Health Check, a new study shows youngg women are the most likely people to get infected with H-I-V.
and the Federal Trade commision warns consumers to be careful when buying a so-called pain reliever.
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Hurricane Bonnie hit Virginia beach today, stripping the roofs off buildings and knocking out power for thousands of residents.
Virginia is getting pounded by winds and heavy rains.
About 235-thousand Virginia Power customers are still without power, most in Virginia Beach and Norfolk.
After battering Virginia's coast today, Hurricane Bonnie is continuing on a northward path toward New England.
Maureen Maher is live in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina with more.
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Tropical Storm Bonnie rebounded to hurricane force again last night just in time to pound Virginia Beach.
Governor Jim Gilmore toured the most damaged stricken areas this afternoon.
Gilmore flew over Sandbridge by helicopter, and the Ocean View area of Norfolk.
He walked Virginia Beach's Atlantic Avenue with an official with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Bonnie was only a category one hurricane with sustained winds of 75-to 80 miles per hour when she hit the Virginia Coast Area.
She was category three in North Carolina.
Robin Reed has tracked the storm all week and joins us from the Weather Center with the latest.
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State police have made an arrest in this week's fatal hit-and-run in Pittsylvania County.
Jerry Michael Hazelwood is charged with failing to stop at the accident scene-- but could face additional charges.
34-year old Cynthia Faye White was struck and killed Tuesday night along State Route 360 in Keeling.
Her body was found Wednesday morning.
State Police say a 1973 black pickup truck was involved in the accident.
They say Hazelwood does not own the truck, but borrowed it from a co-worker.
Hazelwood is being held in the Pittsylvania County jail on 50-thousand dollars bond.
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On Wall Street today, the stock market took another big hit, but what does a declining DOW mean to local investors? We'll have an answer when we return.
and today's the day a longtime Roanoke landmark made a slow trip to its new location.
Sentencing was today for a former Radford University student convicted of setting a fatal fraternity house fire.
21- year old Michael Harvey plead guilty to arson and second degree murder a couple of months ago.
Today he was sentenced to twelve years in prison.
The fire claimed the life of 21- year old Christopher Mirch who was inside the Radford fraternity house when it was torched two years ago.
Prosecutors say they don't believe Harvey intended to kill anyone when he set fire to a piece of furniture as revenge for an earlier dispute involving his friends.
Wall Street took another tumble today.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 114-points, with nervous traders reacting to tough economic times around the world.
It's called a "global selloff."
And you can feel its effects everywhere -- even Southwest Virginia.
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Scott Goldberg is in our newsroom tonight.
Scott, we've watched the Dow fall.
Does that mean local stocks are falling, too?
Tonya, a lot of local stocks ARE taking hits.
But there's something that gets lost in all this market watching.
And that is:
Investors own a variety of companies -- NOT the specific ones that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
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Since the Dow peaked on July 17th, the industrials have lost nearly 14-percent.
Compare that to the local stocks we list every night on News-7.
They've dropped an average of 22-percent from their highs this year.
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The local average is getting dragged down by companies like Dimon.
The tobacco dealer canceled shipments to Asia, where demand for cigarettes is dropping.
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But Asia has actually HELPED some American retailers.
Wal-Mart's stock is near its all-time high.
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The bottom line is, no average of stocks can tell you what's happening with a specific company.
That's why you should spend less time watching the ticker...
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and more time wathcing your portfolio.
It takes special skills to handle livestock injured when the truck they're traveling in overturns or crashes.
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Because they're scared-- larger animals can actually hurt themselves as well as those who are trying to help.
It's also difficult to capture animals, such as cattle and horses, once they're loose.
Extension agents, animal control officers, veterinarians and local police met in Carroll County yesterday for training with experts from Virginia Tech.
They're organizing the first multi- county large animal rescue team to respond to livestock accidents.
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Dale Akers lost about 25- head of cattle two years ago in a tractor trailer accident.
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A new business at Tanglewood Mall isn't just playing around with its customers...or is it? Patrick Evans is there to explain.
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There's a new place in town to find the latest gifts and gadgets for the youngsters in your house.
Perennial kid Patrick Evans joins us from Periwinkle toys , the new shop at Tanglewood Mall.
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A former Hokie star and aspiring N-F-L player makes a stop in Roanoke before taking flight for his next roost. Mike Stevens will fill us in on today's two minute sports ticker. In Health News,
it's buyer beware as a pain relieving device once removed from the market is beginning to reappear.
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Good afternoon I'm Keith Humphry and tonight we have the woman who wrote the book on job hunting.
Everyone wants to find a better- paying job.. meet the Lynchburg woman who can help you get it.
Wendy Enelow (EN-eh-low) has made a career out of helping people create the perfect resume'.
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((WENDY ENELOW/RESUME EXPERT: THEY'RE NOT MEETING A PERSON, THEY'RE MEETING A PIECE OF PAPER, AND WHATEVER I CAN DO TO MAKE YOU MORE COMPETITIVE FROM ALL OF THE OTHER CANDIDATES GIVES YOU A BETTER CHANCE OF GETTING THE DOOR FOR AN INTERVIEW.))
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Enelow just finished her fourth book on the subject of resumes and cover letters.
We'll hear more of her secrets tonight at Six. Tonya?
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A new study says low income women are among the most likely to be infected with the AIDS virus.
According to the centers for disease control, the study looked at H-I-V tests of 350 thousand young people ages 16 to 21.
Researchers found that women in that group were 50 percent more likely to be infected with the virus.
Infection rates were highest among African American women.
Researchers say that young women are more likely to have sex with older partners who are H-I-V positive.
People in chronic pain will often try just about anything to get relief...even if it sounds a little far fetched.
A small hand held device called "The Stimulator" promised pain relief was just a click away.
Last year, the federal government said those claims were unsubstantiated and shut the company down.
But now similar devices are back and their making the same old claims.
Herb Weisbaum has the details.
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((Remember the Stimulator? Sold largely through TV infomercials ... it
promised relief from all kinds of pain.
PUT IT RIGHT OVER YOUR EYE, CLICK TWO TIMES. (04)
The Stimulator didn t relieve AC Tucker of anything...but his 88 dollars.
I FOLLOWED ALL THE DIRECTIONS THAT THEY SENT ALONG WITH IT BUT IN MY
CASE IT JUST NEVER DID HAVE ANY GOOD EFFECT. (09)
In fact, the Stimulator did not have the government approval required
for all medical devices before they can be sold. And when the US
Justice Department started investigating, they discovered something
else about it:
IT S ESSENTIALLY A GAS GRILL IGNITER WHICH IS REPACKAGED. (O4)
That s right...the little red button you push to start your Bar-B-Que.
THIS IS THE STIMULATOR...THIS IS THE GAS GRILL IGNITER.
The feds got a court order shutting down sales of the stimulator...
which normally would be the end of the story. But not this time.
Introducing the Miracle Trigger. A number of catalogs now sell it for
under $20-bucks. It sure looks just like the Stimulator. And the ad
claims are about the same... they promise instant relief from pain and
stress. But look what they say in the fine print...no health or medical
claims are expressed or implied. Not good enough says the Federal Trade
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A COMPANY CAN T SAY 'CURES ACHES AND PAINS' AND 'OH BY THE WAY WE RE NOT
MAKING ANY MEDICAL OR HEALTH CLAIMS.' IT JUST DOESN T WORK LIKE THAT.
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GOVERNMENT LAWYERS HAVE SENT WARNING LETTERS TO COMPANIES MARKETING
THESE TRIGGER DEVICES. BUT THEY CAN T INVESTIGATE EVERY AD THEY SEE...
SO IT S BUYER BEWARE... AND YOU VE BEEN WARNED.
HERB WEISBAUM, CBS NEWS, SEATTLE.))
In Sports, a former Friday Football Extra player of the week is looking for a new place to play. With that and all th
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Welcome folks to your weekend.
Before we run down the list of Friday Football extra games we have for you tonight.
We need to check in with a three time winner of the Friday Football Extra player of the week award, Marcus Parker.
Earlier this week he was cut by the Cincinnati Bengals.
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And this afternoon he arrived back in valley at Roanoke Regional airport.
Marcus had moved up to first string before the Bengals switched to an offense that deemphasizes fullbacks.
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Parker used to light up the area high school fields on Friday nights when he was running for Salem.
The Spartans don't open up until next Friday, but we will still have 16 different games for you on this opening night of Football Extra.
Here's where you find our crews tonight.
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The Winston Cup cars are qualifying up in New Hampshire this afternoon for Sunday, CMT Farm Aid 300.
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Time trials just wrapped about about five minutes ago in Loudon, and surprise Jeff Gordon is your pole winner with a lap at 129 point 033 miles an hour.
So far this year Gordon has captured 8 poles.
Roy Stanley will have the complete qualifying rundown for you tonight at six.
See you tonight at 11:35 for Friday Football Extra.
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Roanoke's missile is on the move.
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The jupiter rocket that stood next to the Wasena Bridge was freed from its foundation this morning and lowered to the ground without incident.
It was then taken by trailer to the warehouse where it will be sandblasted and re-painted.
The local landmark should take up its new position outside of the Virginia Museum of Transportation by late October.