Today on news 7 at 5, D-N-A tests confirm two babies were switched following birth at the U-V-A Medical Center.
and investors on Wall Street try to recoup all of yesterday's big losses.
Our weather story is right on schedule. Partly cloudy and dry for now. The gulf coast is another story which we will deal with in a few moments.
On Health Check, a local hospital breaks in a new emergency room.
and a new study finds out why most sunscreens can NOT protect you from getting wrinkles.
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The baby switch at the University Of Virginia Medical Center is confirmed.
DNA testing is back.
Eric Earnhart is in the newsroom with details...
Jean, we already know the child Kevin Chittum and Whitney Rogers' took home from the hospital, Rebecca, is actually the biological child of Paula Johnson.
Today, the attorney for the Chittum family said tests also confirm that Johnson's daughter Callie, is the biological child of Kevin and Whitney.
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(( The final test settled any nagging doubt as to who might have been switched with who.
But the test results were no surprise to Whitney Rogers' father, now Callie's biological grandfather, who says he saw the resemblence right away.
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((TOMMY ROGERS/GRANDFATHER; OH YEA, I'VE KNOWED THAT FOR QUITE A WHILE, AND I'VE HAD MY MIND SET THAT THAT'S THE WAY IT WAS.))
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But for Rogers, there is one very important question that remains unanaswered.
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The test results make it possible for the families to begin talking about adopting the girls...
But they say nothing will erase the pain they've suffered.
((TRAVIS ROGERS/UNCLE; THAT'LL TAKE SOME OF THE UNCERTAINTY OUT OF IT, AND I GUESS TIME, TIME WILL HEAL IT ALL.))
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The State Police and the State Health Department are both investigating the incident... but Tommy Rogers says he think's it's possible they may never find out exactly how it happened... Jean.
A rebound on Wall Street today-
After yesterday's huge tumble- the Dow Jones Industrial Average bounced back closing up nearly 3-hundred points.
Betsy (Ka-ret-nick) Karetnick explains what happened.
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((AFTER IT WAS WALL STREET ON SALE.
STOCKS BOUNCED BACK AFTER MONDAY'S DARK DAY....
WITH THE DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE CLOSING UP NEARLY 290 POINTS IN
INCREDIBLY VOLATILE TRADING.
TECHNOLOGY STOCKS RALLIED AS WELL, CLIMBING BACK .
IT SEEMS MANY INVESTORS RUSHED TO THE MARKETS, SEEING SOME BARGAINS
AFTER YESTERDAY'S ROUT.
John Lonski, Moody's Investment Service:
MONDAY'S SIX PERCENT PLUNGE IN THE DOW WAS THE SECOND BIGGEST POINT DROP
AND THE NASDAQ TOOK ITS WORST DAILY HIT EVER.
IT SEEMS EVERYONE WAS SOCKED, FROM BIG TIME INVESTORS ON WALL STREET TO
GRANDMA ON MAIN STREET.
TODAY THE GOVERNMENT MOVED QUICKLY TO RESTORE CALM TO THE FINANCIAL
EVEN PRESIDENT CLINTON CHIMING IN ON WALL STREET'S WOES.
CLINTON: We believe our fundamental economic policy is sound.
SOUND PERHAPS. BUT THERE IS SPECULATION THE FEDERAL RESERVE MAY LOWER
INTEREST RATES TO KEEP THE U.S. ECONOMY HUMMING ALONG . I F GROWTH CONTINUES HERE THAT COULD HELP TROUBLED ECONOMIES ABROAD.
BUT FOR NOW, MOST INVESTORS THINK THE MARKET NEEDED SOME KIND OF
Chris Genovese, Investor:
A lot of people thought the Dow and NASDQ were overvalued for a long time. So, this kind of a thing I dont think too many people are
BESTSY KARETNICK/CBS NEWS:
THE BIG QUESTION NOW, IS THE CORRECTION OVER, ESPECIALLY AFTER TODAY'S 3
HUNDRED PLUS POINT RALLY. FOR THAT WE'LL JUST HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE.)).
After the latest turmoil, many INVESTORS are left wondering if the stock market is a reliable place to put their money.
Still that concern is not changing their investment strategies.
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Scott Goldberg has been surveying public opinion today and is in downtown Roanoke tonight.
There's a lot of uneasiness out here.
People can't help but wonder if they'll have as much money as they hoped for retirement and other goals.
But everywhere we went today, investors said they do not plan to change their investing strategies.
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Bill Poff isn't worried either.
Even though the 66-year-old figures he lost 20-percent of his net worth in the last month.
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((BILL POFF/LAWYER:I HAVE CONFIDENCE THAT IF I LIVE LONG ENOUGH THE MARKET WILL COME BACK AND IF IT DOESN'T, IT IS THE PROBLEM OF MY EXECUTOR AND MY BENEFICIARIES.))
During lunch hour at Awful Arthur's, the TVs stay tuned to financial news channels.
But hardly anyone was paying much attention.
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((SAMANTHA JOHNSON: AS OF RIGHT NOW, I'M JUST WAITRESSING, AND I DON'T HAVE ANYTHING EXTRA TO INVEST.))
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((GORDON CRAWFORD/INVESTOR: HISTORY SAYS THE STOCK MARKET IS WHERE THE MONEY IS SUPPOSED TO BE SO I'M GOING TO LEAVE IT RIGHT THERE.))
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Wildfires continue to burn their way through Northern California. We'll have that next...
and Russian President promises his economic reforms will survive a tough challenge.
On Health Check, the government approves a new vaccine to fight a sometimes deadly childhood virus.
and Patrick is on a roll as he shows us where area skateboarders stop to shop.
Russian President Borist Yeltsin is promising to stick with reforms.
The pledge came as the two leaders wrapped up day one of their summit.
During his toast Yeltsin said the past two years have brought disappointments but he's confident reforms are needed for Russia's chosen course.
President Clinton and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton were the guests of honor at an official banquet at the Kremlin-
Yeltsin is also promising to stick with Victor (Cheer-no-mir-din) Chernomyrdin as his choice for prime minister.
Wildfires continue to burn in Southern California.
The latest fire has scorched nearly 30-thousand acres.
600 firefighters are trying to fight the blaze that has already claimed 26 homes.
Dry conditions and 20 mile an hour winds are feeding the fire.
Authorities aren't sure how it started, but they are investigating reports of lightning strikes.
They've traveled the world to learn all they can about flue-cured tobacco.
Tobacco growers from Japan toured Southside farms today.
The language barrier did not stand in the way.
They inspected the leaves and learned about soil and weather conditions.
The Japanese grow tobacco that is mainly used as a filler in cigarettes.
This farm in Pittsylvania County grows tobacco used for flavor and aroma.
Southside farmers say the U-S must rely on foreign markets to make a good tobacco product.
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((DAN ROBERTSON SR./TOBACCO GROWER: OUR TOBACCO WILL BLEND WITH THEIRS AND THEIRS WILL BLEND WITH OURS AND WE CAN MAKE A CIGARETTE A LITTLE CHEAPER BY USING PART OF THEIR TOBACCO AND PART OF OURS AND STILL GET GOOD AROMA AND TASTE OUT OF IT.))
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Standard Commercial Tobacco Company out of Wilson North Carolina is hosting the Japanese growers.
From here they will visit tobaacco farms in Kentucky.
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Patrick Evans has good news for skateboarders. There's a new place in Downtown Roanoke where they can find all they need to enjoy their sport.
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Good afternoon I'm Keith Humphry. Tonight on News 7 at Six...
They've spent the past 20 years making a career out of going through other people's attics.
Susan Varner and her mother provide vintage clothing for Hollywood movies.. including the blockbuster "Titanic".
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((SUSAN VARNER/SUZI'S ANTIQUES: WE'VE HAD A LOT OF MOVIES. ONE OF MY FAVORITES WAS `LITTLE WOMEN' THAT WE DID WITH ANOTHER COSTUME DESIGNER, THAT WAS BEAUTIFUL. WHEN YOU SEE YOUR THINGS COME ALIVE ON A PERSON, IT'S GREAT.))
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Varner says the publicity from "Titanic" has given their shop a huge boost.
We'll hear what SHE thinks about the movie tonight at 6.
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A multi-million dollar addition at Lewis-Gale Medical Center will take emergency care to a new level.
The hospital is building a new four point eight million dollar emergency room.
The E-R will offer specialized services to heart patients including a chest pain monitoring center.
The center will also include 27 patient treatment rooms.
President and C-E-O of Lewis-Gale explains the ER should be more efficient.
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((BILL DOWNEY/PRESIDENT AND CEO LEWIS GALE MEDICAL CENTER:WE'LL HAVE ENHANCED SERVICES WITH RADIOLOGY AND THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT AS WELL AS A CHEST PAIN OBSERVATION AREA. PLUS WE'LL BE DOUBLING THE SIZE, THE BNUMBER OF TREATMENT ROOMS THAT WE OFFER SO THAT WE CAN PROVIDE FASTER SERVICE TO PEOPLE WITH MINOR INJURIES AND ILLNESSES.))
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The addition will be built next to the entrance of the hospital for easy access.
The new E-R will be twice as big as the previous one.
Most commercial brands of sunscreen may not protect you from a type of sunlight that causes wrinkles.
Scientists have discovered that "ultraviolet A" rays are responsible for many common forms of skin damage.
But most sunscreens do not protect against that form of solar radiation.
The sunlight causes a natural molecule on the skin's surface to oxidize and that speeds up the skin's aging process.
But researchers say Ultraviolet "A" can be blocked by sunscreens that contain zinc oxide.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first vaccine against a deadly form of childhood diarrhea.
Rota-Shield is an oral vaccine for the intestinal infection known as Rotavirus.
Doctors say it can cut a child's chances of developing severe diarrhea by 80 percent.
The F-D-A is recommending only children under the age of six months take the vaccine.
Rota-Shield does not kill the virus, but it does reduce it's severity.
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It's sounds like something out of the middle ages, but some doctors are now saying they can predict a couples fertility by the length of their fingers.
Dr. Michael Breen has the details.
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Virginia Tech is gearing up for this weekend's match up with east carolina.
With the latest here's Mike Stevens with the two minute sports ticker[S5-Freshman]
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Good afternoon ladies. We travel down 81 to Blacksburg to talk football with the Hokies.
When Virginia Tech takes the field on Saturday against East Carolina several true freshman will be in uniform.
Coach Frank Beamer says reciever Emmett Johnson and linebacker Ben Taylor will see a lot of playing time.
Newport News quarterback Michael Vick and former William Fleming star running back Lee Suggs will be redshirted.
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The jury is still out on linebacker Jake Houseright.
Houseright underwent arthroscopic knee surgery yesterday to remove a portion of torn cartilage from his right knee.
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((DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7 SPORTS: MIKE, COMING UP TONIGHT AT SIX, WE'LL TALK WITH FRANK BEAMER AND THE HOKIES ABOUT SATURDAY'S MATCHUP WITH EAST CAROLINA.))
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O.K. Denise we look forward to that and I know a lot ofarea football fans are looking forward to this Saturday night's primetime broadcast here on Your Hometown Station.
At eight Saturday the 11th ranked West Virginia Mountaineers takes on the preseason number one team in the nation, the West Virginia Mountaineers.
And you can catch it all LIVE right here on WDBJ-7.
Day two of the U.S. Open tennis championships in New York would see Steffi Graf play well and advance today.
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Graf, who is just seeded eighth this year needed three sets to beat Florida's Corina Morariu.
Steffi gets the 6-2, 3-5 and 6-1 win in her morning match at the Open.
Graf has won five US Open titles.
Jana Novotna has also won today.
Coming up at six we will check in with UVa's Anthony Poindexter, and get on the web and read Tiki Barber's diary.
It's OK he wants us to!
All that and more coming your way tonight at six.
Jean has the rest of News 7 at five right after this short break.
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Skateboarding is a culture in itself, and as with all cultures, there are rights, rituals and of course ceremonial garb.
Patrick Evans joins us from Downtown Roanoke where a shop that specializes in skateboard apparel has recently moved to new digs, so Patrick is checking out the new styles.
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