Coming up on News 7-a bad accident blocks traffic on Interstate 81.
and Southern Florida braces itself for Hurricane Georges.
Rather chilly numbers close to home. The weekend forecast is just ahead.
Today on health check --
Why are pregnant women taking baby aspirin?
And for skin as smooth as a baby's, a Roanoke plastic surgery clinic is offering an "appealing" treatment.
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A major car accident just about an hour agao on Interstate 81.
State police say a number of cars were involved and people definitely have been injured.
The lifeguard-10 rescue helicopter has been called to the scene.
The accident is at the 128-mile marker by Ironto.
Traffic is not moving on the north side of the highway.
News-7 crews are at the scene.
We'll have the latest information as it becomes available.
Many Floridians are packing up and are heading out.
The only road to the Florida keys is closing down as Hurricane Georges moves closer.
The storm is headed for open water now and is expected to increase in strength.
Drew Levinson is in Florida with the latest.
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((AFTER BATTERING CUBA, HURRICANE GEORGES BUILT UP STRENGTH AND HEADED
TOWARD SOUTH FLORIDA. RESIDENTS FROM KEY WEST.. TO NAPLES.. NORTH TO
FORT LAUDERDALE.. PREPARED TO MOVE OUT OF THE STORM'S PATH.
IN HOMESTEAD.. THE COMMUNITY FLATTENED BY HURRICANE ANDREW SIX YEARS
AGO.. DOZENS OF RESIDENTS LINED UP AT A PUBLIC PARK TO FILL SAND BAGS ..
PREPPING FOR POSSIBLE FLOODS ANTICIPATED FROM THIS GIANT STORM.
WHILE SOME ARE DETERMINED TO RIDE OUT THE STORM, OFFICIALS AGAIN URGED
THEM TO GET OUT.
JERRY JARRELL/DIRECTOR, NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER
IN FASHIONABLE SOUTH BEACH, THEY WERE BOARDING UP STORES, HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS.
EVEN THE HOME BELONGING TO GUNNED DOWN FASHION DESIGNER GIANNI VERSACE
IS READY FOR GEORGES' PUNCH.))
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The head of the House Judiciary committee says there are no plans to expand the Clinton impeachment probe beyond the Monica Lewinsky matter.
Henry Hyde says the committee will vote on a resolution of inquiry in the first full week of October.
((REP. HENRY HYDE/R- HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE: LIKE ALL AMERICANS I WANT TO BRING THIS MATTER TO CLOOSURE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.))
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[OUT Q=AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.]
If the committee approves it, the House would then probably vote the same week on whether to open an impeachment investigation.
As Americans struggle to deal with the Clinton-Lewinsky sex scandal, some are turning to God for answers.
Watson Memorial United Methodist Church in Chatham is asking people to wear white ribbons all next week.
The church believes the bows symbolize peace and healing for the country.
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((REV. CHARLES WICKHAM/WATSON MEMORIAL U.M.C.: WE WOULD LOVE TO SEE PEOPLE REALLY FERVENTLY BEING IN PRAYER. NOT A TIME OF ACCUSATIONS, NOT A TIME OF FINGERPOINTING, BUT JUST MAINLY ASKING GOD TO MAKE SOMETHING GOOD COME OUT OF THIS, BRING PEACE AND HEALING TO OUR NATION.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Charles Wickham/Watson Memorial U.M.C.;]
[OUT Q=healing to our nation.]
Members of the congregation are making 500 white ribbons-- to hand out at this Sunday's service.
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Next on News 7, a Franklin County resident sues the supervisors over a proposed Smith Mountain Lake development,
And then a little later we'll meet one of the area's biggest Nascar fans. He's a Dale Earnhart Supercollector.
On Health Check, we'll see what some people are calling a lunchtime facelift.
Stay with us. There's more news 7 to come.
Last week, firefighters in Danville won their lawsuit against the city over unpaid meal breaks.
Will their legal victory spark other fire departments to sue for the same compensation?
Danville's city attorney says yes.
After the federal jury returned its verdict last week, Timothy Spenser spoke with reporters.
He said Danville was not alone in the way it paid its firefighters for their 24-hours shifts.
But Ed Crawford disagrees.
He is the Vice President of the Virginia Professional Firefighters Association.
Crawford says Danville's firefighters are the only ones in the state NOT paid for their mealbreaks.
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((ED CRAWFORD/VA PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS: THEY HAVE NOT SET A PRECEDENT. THEY'VE JUST FINALLY DONE WHAT EVERYBODY ELSE IN THE STATE OF VIRGINIA HAS BEEN DOING FOR THEIR FIREFIGHTERS ALL ALONG.))
[OUT Q=firefighters all along.]
Tonight, Danville's city council will be briefed on the firefighter litigation during a closed-door executive session.
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A Smith Mountain Lake man is suing the Franklin County Supervisors for approving a condominium complex across the water.
Allen Wilcox says he's NOT just another lake resident against development.
But he says putting 96 condominium units and 180 boat slips in his cove will create too much traffic and slice his property value.
Last month, the supervisors approved the controversial complex -- which will also include a convention center and restaurant.
Wilcox says such facilities are illegal in a residential planned development.
But county officials say the law leaves room for creativity.
[IN Q=The Board of Supervisors]
((TIM KRAWCZEL/COUNTY PLANNING DIRECTOR: THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AMENDED ITS ORDINANCE SEVERAL YEARS AGO TO EXPLICITLY STATE THERE'S FLEXIBILITY IN THE R-P-D DISTRICT.))
[SUPER=01-Tim Krawczel/Franklin County Planning Director;]
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Developers had planned to finish the complex by the year 2000.
A court date has not yet been set for the case.
Quick-- which Virginian served as a Virginia Delegate, a U-S congressman, a Secretary of State... and then spent 34 years as the Chief Justice of the United States defining the role of the Constitution in American life?
The answer is John Marshall.
Today, on the 243rd anniversary of his birth, Marshall's dimly remembered legacy got new attention.
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((HARRY CARRICO/CHIEF JUSTICE OF VIRGINIA: WHILE JAMES MADISON, WITH HIS AUTHORSHIP, MAY HAVE GIVEN THE CONSTITUTION A BODY, AND GEORGE MASON AND PATRICK HENRY, WITH THEIR INSISTENCE ON A BILL OF RIGHTS, MAY HAVE GIVEN IT A HEART, JOHN MARSHALL, WITH THE USE OF HIS BRILLIANT AND ANALYTICAL MIND, GAVE IT A SOUL.))
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[OUT Q=gave it a soul.]
The man Virginia's Chief Justice says has NOT been "properly remembered" had his grave restored and rededicated.
His portrait will hang in Governor Jim Gilmore's office until the end of Gilmore's term.
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Coming up in Sports, there's some major changes for area high schools. Mike Stevens will have the details.
Coming up tonight on Health Check --
doctors find baby aspirin could take care of your baby BEFORE it's even born.
Plus, the facial for the new millennium uses acids and a razor, but skin care professionals say it's like getting a mini facelift in just 15 minutes.
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[IN Q=When you get]
((WHEN YOU GET THROUGH WITH YOUR PEEL, YOUR SKIN IS GOING TO LOOK AND FEEL BETTER THAN IT'S EVER LOOKED OR FELT.))
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Doctors believe there's a new use for baby aspirin...to help MAKE babies.
Doctors in Chicago found a combination of baby aspirin and another drug helped prevent 50 percent of miscarriages.
Many times miscarriages occur when proteins form that block the vessels that provide the fetus with blood.
In the past, several powerful medications were used to try and prevent the problem.
But doctors found a simpler approach.
Patients were given one baby aspirin a day a for month before conception and three months after.
They found the aspirin kept the blockages from forming.
So far the treatment has helped 50 percent of those woman trying to have babies.
Heart Disease is still the number one killer in the United States, but it is on the decline.
Researchers say fewer Americans are dying from heart related problems than in years past.
Between 1987 and 1994, heart attack deaths have dropped 28-percent for men and 31-percent for women.
Doctors say the decline is due in part to better treatments.
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((DR. DANIEL MURPHY/HEART SURGEON: WE RECOGNIZE IT EARLY. WE MAKE DECISIONS ABOUT MEDICATION EARLY AND WE GET THEM THROUGHT THE SYSTEM QUICKLY.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Daniel Murphy/Heart Surgeon;]
[OUT Q=system quickly]
Still doctors say the numbers shouldn't lull people into a false sense of security.
With people getting heavier and diabetes rates rising, doctors say the numbers will rise if people don't start recognizing their risk factors.
[IN Q=Unless we can]
((DR. ROBERT FRANKEL/HEART SURGEON: UNLESS WE INTERVENE IN THE COMMUNITY WITH EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS TO GET OUT THERE AND MAKE THESE PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THEY MUST CHANGE THEIR WAYS AND REDUCE THEIR RISK FACTORS, WE'RE NOT GOING TO MAKE ANY PROGRESS,))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Robert Frankel/Heart Surgeon;]
[OUT Q=make any progress.]
Figures show the number of people suffering their first heart attacks has actually increased since a decade ago.
The facials of the 90's in Roanoke are a new trend called Micropeels.
Done in a doctor's office, they take about 15 minutes earning them the nickname "lunchtime peels."
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[IN Q=A lot of people]
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[SUPER=01-Wanda Stevens/Micropeel Patient; :53 QUICK!!!]
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[IN Q=A lot of]
((KATHY CASTLE/MEDICAL SKINCARE TECH: A LOT OF PEOPLE CAN COME IN THEIR LUNCH BREAK AND IT'S TIME FOR THEM TO RELAX THEY GET THEIR SKIN TREATMENT DONE, THEY CAN PUT THEIR MAKEUP ON, IF IT'S A FEMALE, IF IT'S A MALE, WE PUT THE SUNSCREEN ON HIM AND HE'S READY TO GO BACK TO WORK ALSO.))
[OUT Q=to work also]
The Micropeel is a three step process of exfoliation that removes a micro-thin top layer of skin.
Step one involves cleansing and then lightly scraping the skin with a butterknife blade to get rid of dead skin and hair.
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((KATHY CASTLE/MEDICAL SKINCARE TECH: WOMEN ARE SOMETIMES A LITTLE BIT AFRAID THAT IF YOU REMOVE THE FACIAL HAIR IT'S GOING TO COME BACK WIRY AND STIFF, BUT BECAUSE A WOMAN'S HORMONES ARE THE WAY THEY ARE IT DOES NOT ALLOW THAT TO HAPPEN.))
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Step two is an alpha Hydroxy acid solution left on for about a minute.
A fan cools the burning feeling produced by the salysidic and glycolic acids.
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[IN Q=At one point]
((WANDA STEVENS/MICROPEEL PATIENT: AT ONE POINT JUST A LITTLE TINGLING, BUT IT DIDN'T LAST VERY LONG.))
[OUT Q=very long]
And finally step three.
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A skin freezing process called Cryogenic Therapy where carbon dioxide is applied to the face in a waving motion.
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((IT'S A MILD EXFOLIANT BUT IT ALSO SEALS THE PORES BACK, PLUS IOT FEELS REALLY GOOD IN THE SOOTHING AFTER YOU'VE HAD THE PROCEDURE DONE.))
[OUT Q=the procedure done.]
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It also removes sun damaged cells and unblocks oil and blackheads.
Then for protection -- sunscreen is applied, since the treatments make the skin more sensitive to the sun.
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[IN Q=The skin]
((WANDA STEVENS/MICROPEEL PATIENT: THE SKIN LOOKED SMOOTHER AND HEALTHIER LOOKING))
[OUT Q=healthier looking] ))
Estheticians recommend having the micropeels done for 6-8 treatments every two weeks and then maintain peels every two months.
The cost is about the same as a spa facial -- around 55 dollars per treatment.
After a day of discussion and appeals presentation from various school officials on Wednesday, the VHSL's executive committee members cast their votes today. And the results are affecting a number of area schools.
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((A number of familiar faces from the area made the trek to Charlottesville on Wednesday. All were heard but not everyone was pleased after the votes were tallied.
For starters, the Northwest region's attempt to keep Amherst County from dropping back to Group Two-A failed. The Lancers will return to the Seminole next season.
That leaves the western district with just four teams. The Committee refused to combine the Western and Roanoke Valley.
Dan River and Tunstall asked for and received permission to return to the Piedmont.
Their spots in the Dogwood district will be taken by Appomattox and Nelson County.
But not everyone left Charlottesville a happy camper.
Rustburg's request to join the Dogwood was denied. The Red Devils stay in the Seminole.
Rockbridge County was thought to be on its way to the Valley district where Lexington used to compete on a regular basis.
But the the Cats request was soundly defeated. Rockbridge will stay in the Blue Ridge.))
In two other moves, Carroll County's request to remain the Southwest district instead of moving to the HIghlands was approved.
And Lebanon's request to stay in the Highlands district instead of moving to the Black Damond was denied.
The 10th ranked Virginia Cavaliers put their 3 and OH record on the line against Duke this weekend on the road in an ACC clash..
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The Wahoos escaped the Blue Devils last year with a 29 yard field goal for a 13-10 win. This season, Duke knows that UVa is a much better team.
[SUPER=01-Fred Goldsmith/Duke Head Coach; :00]
[OUT Q=...a good football team"]
While Duke is coming off a 62-13 set back to Florida State, that game is not an accurate barometer in judging the 2 and 1 Blue Devils.
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[SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Head Coach; :00]
[OUT Q=...more mature"]
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Don't forget to join our sports team saturday night at 7 for our hour long special more Thunder in the Foothills. Have a great night folks.
Updating the story we reported at the top of the newscast...
At least six tractor-trailers and eight cars were involved in a major accident on Interstate 81.
People were injured -- at least one was taken away in the Lifeguard-10 rescue helicpoter.
There's no word on exactly how many people were hurt.
Traffic is still backed up for miles on the northbound side of I-81 at Ironto.
We will have the latest information on News-7 at six.
If Dale Earnhardt ever wants to visit Botetourt County, he can rest assured he'll have a place to stay.
He already has his own room in Paul Hosey's house. The 45 year old race fan has been collecting anything and everything Earnhardt for 3 years. You name it, door mats, collector plates, pictures, even a model of Dale's car after his wreck in Talladega. All though he doesn't have much more room he says there is still plenty to collect.
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[OUT Q=another room]
Paul's collection made him one of only 26 people nation wide to win the DieHard Battery Race Fan Contest this season.
He's still in the running to be named Race Fan of the Year. His wife Ann says she loves Earnhardt just as much as he does, but the collection it is an awful lot to dust.