Up next on news 7 at 5, a former Hokie turned Raven is arrested for Driving Under the Influence in Blacksburg.
and it's another bad day for investors as Wall Street takes another big hit.
Temperatures take a tumble right on cue. The forecast for the first weekend in October just ahead.
The Governor says he'll appeal a judges decision to let a patient in a coma die.
Plus, a new study has determined the best method of detecting breast cancer.
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A former Virginia Tech football star is arrested twice in 24 hours in Blacksburg.
23- year old Cornell Brown's driving privileges are now in jeopardy.
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Brown is currently in his second year as a linebacker with the Baltimore Ravens.
He was pulled over around two AM and later charged with driving under the influence.
His blood alcohol content registered point one zero.
Brown's license was immediately revoked for seven days and he was released on his own recognizance.
About seven hours later, a Blacksburg police officer noticed Brown behind the wheel again.
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((BRUCE BRADBERY/BLACKSBURG POLICE DEPT.:THE OFFICER NOTICED THE VEHICLE FROM LAST NIGHT'S REPORT IN THE AREA OF THE HETHWOOD PLAZA, STOPPED IT AND IDENTIFIED MR. BROWN AS THE DRIVER AGAIN AND HE WAS ARRESTED FOR DRIVING ON A SUSPENDED OPERATORS LICENSE. ))
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Brown's bond on the second charge was set at 2-thousand dollars.
He asked the judge if he could have his licence back to get a plane ticket back to Baltimore.
The judge told Brown to go to the D-M-V and get an I-D card.
If convicted on both charges-- Brown could lose his license for two years.
NATO is threatening military action against the Serbians in the Albanian province of (Ko-so-vo) Kosovo.
This after two Serb massacres on civilians in the province.
Liz Gonzalez has more.
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Gruesome pictures of two massacres of ethnic albanian civilians in Kosovo, broadcast around the world, have outraged the international
community and prompted new threats of military action.
The un security council called an emergency meeting Thursday to condemn
these atrocities. british ambassador to the un and president of the security council, Jeremy Greenstock said it was yugoslavian president slobodan milosevic's responsibility to bring those responsible for the
massacres to justice.
JEREMY GREENSTOCK, BRITISH AMBASSADOR TO THE UN,
HE'S IGNORED PREVIOUS RESOLUTIONS AND IS APPARENTLY STILL IGNORING THEM.
PRIME MINISTER TONY BLAIR SAID TODAY WE MUST SEND A STRONG MESSAGE TO
MILOSEVIC THAT THIS HAS GOT TO STOP.
LIZ GONZALEZ/CBS NEWS:
MEANWHILE NATO HAS COMPLETED PLANS FOR POSSIBLE TARGETED MILITARY
STRIKES AGAINST YUGOSLAV FORCES IF THEY CONTINUE TO DEFY UN SECURITY
White House Press Secretary Mike McCurry said the US had to be skeptical of a peaceful resolution to the seven-month old conflict after the lastest violence.
MIKE MCCURRY, WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY
WE DON'T WANT THE SITUATION TO GET OUT OF CONTROL AND JEAPORDIZE THE FRAGILE SITUATION IN BOSNIA.
The Yugoslavian government firmly denied that serbian security forces were involved in the killings and offered to let foreign experts investigate the massacres.
But the us is preparing for possible nato military action if Serbian forces do not completely withdraw
from the area and call for a cease-fire. ethnic albanians make up 90 percent of the population in Kosovo.
Liz Gonzalez, CBS News, New York.))
Another big loss on Wall Street-
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It's part of a global selling spree sparked by fears of lower corporate profits and new financial crises ahead.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit it's second straight loss of more than 200 points- closing the day at 76-hundred 33.
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Boaters on Smith Mountain Lake may have to take mandatory safety classes. We'll have that story next.
And we'll tell you why some businessmen in India want to give customers there a breath of fresh air.
On Health Check, could a pill take care of some of the most serious dental problems? Some doctors think so.
We'll have that and more stay with us.
OSHA investigators are looking into an accident that injured a construction worker in Lynchburg this morning.
Witnesses say 58-year old Otis Mayberry was part of a crew working on a new holding tank at the Lynchburg wastewater treatment plant.
Mayberry was operating a cement bucket when his truck flipped over the edge.
Mayberry jumped from the falling vehicle before it crashed to the bottom.
He was hospitalized with mostly minor injuries.
Authorities aren't sure what caused the truck to flip over.
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Lawmakers may soon require Virginia boaters to take a mandatory safety course. Today they discussed the possibility during a public meeting at Smith Mountain Lake
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Tina Tenret is at Smith Mountain Lake and she joins us now.
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Question: Tina, for people who couldn't get to today's meeting, will there be another opportunity for public comment?
The owner of a historic log cabin in Ronaoke bought some more time today to figure out what to do with it.
The city had condemned the structure. And the owner had until today to tear it down, or face criminal proceedings in court.
A team of volunteers pitched in and helped secure the structure.
Because the public safety issue has been resolved- -for now- -the prosecutor asked the judge to dismiss the case, and she did.
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The annual polo cup is this weekend. And in addition to some exciting chuckers of polo, there's also an art show featuring a local artist.
Coming up Patrick will speak with George Shumate.
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Each year, in addition to the ponies and pagentry of Polo Cup, one local artist is selected for the Polo Cup Art Show.
This year's featured artist is Roanoke County resident George Shumate, and Patrick Evans has more about the upcoming art show from the artist's home.
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In sports, Mike Stevens will take a look at the second day qualifying from Charlotte.
On Health Check, a new study recommends a less drastic, but highly accurate way to detect the spread of breast cancer.
and the Governor and the family of a comatose man fight over his right to die.
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((THE GOVERNOR HAS THIS ON HIS CONSCIENCE AND HE HAS TRAMPLED ON THE RIGHTS OF THE FINN FAMILY AND EVERY CITIZEN OF THIS STATE BY INTRUDING THE WAY HE HAS. ))
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Governor Jim Gilmore is fighting for Hugh Finn's life.
The Governor announced today he will appeal a midnight ruling by a Prince William County judge.
That ruling would allow the family former TV anchorman Hugh Finn to remove his feeding tube after he's been in a coma for three-and-a-half years.
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((MICHELE FINN/HUGH FINN'S WIFE: MR HURD, DELEGATE MARSHALL AND EVEN GOVERNOR GILMORE ARE NOW INSINUATING CONTINUALLY THAT I AM COMMITTING EUTHANASIA. I AM NOT. I AM TIRED OF BEING CALLED THAT NAME. IT'S NOT RIGHT.))
((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I AM SYMPATHETIC TO THE FAMILY MEMBERS WHO HAVE MADE THE DECISION THAT THEY HAVE MADE. AND I UNDERSTAND MUCH OF THE ANGUISH THAT THEY HAVE GONE THROUGH. AND I'M CERTAINLY SYMPATHETIC TO THAT. BUT I BELIEVE MY JOB AS GOVERNOR AND MY ROLE IS TO PROTECT THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE MOST FRAIL IN SOCIETY AND CANNOT NECESSARILY PROTECT THEMSELVES.))
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The Governor says reports that Finn may be aware of his surroundings trouble him-- in light of medical evaluations that Finn is in a "persistent vegetative state."
Late last night, the Governor directed Deputy Attorney General Bill Hurd to file a last minute request for a temporary restraining order to stop the Finns from removing life support.
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A new study is recommending a method of detecting how far breast cancer has spread.
Sentinel Node Biopsy could radically change the way cancers are diagnosed.
Elizabeth Kaledin has more
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(((TRACK:) WHEN JANICE MALETT WAS DIAGNOSED WITH BREAST CANCER A YEAR
((sot)) 114640 my thoughts were terror...fear...
(TRACK:) ONE OF HER BIGGEST FEARS WAS THAT MANY OF HER LYMPH NODES WOULD
HAVE TO BE REMOVED TO DETERMINE IF THE CANCER HAD SPREAD
((Sot)) 11643 it s like burning down the house to see what s in the
(TRACK:) SHE OPTED INSTEAD FOR AN NEW PROCEDURE CALLED SENTINEL NODE
BIOPSY: TECHNIQUE IN WHICH ONLY THE LYMPH NODE CLOSEST TO THE TUMOR IS
GFX; FINDING THE SENTINEL NODE IS THE TRICKY PART. SURGEONS INJECT A
BLUE DYE OR RADIOACTIVE TRACER INTO THE BREAST NEAR THE TUMOR. THE
INJECTED MATERIAL TRAVELS TO THE NEAREST OR SENTINEL NODE WHICH IS THEN
DETECTED AND REMOVED FOR BIOPSY.
TODAY's SHOWS THAT IN MORE THAN 400 CASES...THE SENTINEL NODE ALONE WAS
97 PERCENT ACCURATE IN DETECTING CANCER'S SPREAD.
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DR. PATRICK BORGEN, IS CHIEF OF BREAST SURGERY AT THE MEMORIAL SLOANE
KETTERING CANCER INSTITUTE:
((sot)) DR. PATRICK BORGEN 191859 sentinel node mapping is the second
greatest surgical advance in breast cancer this century...second only to
the whole idea of sparing the breast in patients with breast cancer.
(STAND UP/EK OC:) not only are surgeons finding that sentinel node
mapping can be as accurate and less invasive than removing all the lymph
nodes they say it can prevent the risk of a painful outcome of that
surgery called lymphedema
(TRACK:) THAT'S WHAT ANNE FONFA HAS. SHE LOST BOTH OF HER BREASTS TO
CANCER BUT STRUGGLES MORE WITH THE FACT THAT LYMPHEDEMA HAS LEFT HER ARM
SWOLLEN AND WEAKENED:
( (sot)) it will never go away...i will always have a swollen arm...it
will get worse over time could get an infection...
(TRACK:) THOUGH ANN WOULD HAVE CHOSEN SENTINEL NODE BIOPSY..DR'S WARN
IT'S NOT FOR EVERYONE. ITS USE IS LIMITED TO DETECTING EARLY
((sot)) 191901 in the next three to five years i think this will
absolutely be the standard of care
TBA(TRACK:) TOO LATE FOR ANN FONFA...BUT PERHAPS TIMELY ENOUGH TO SPARE
THOUSANDS MORE PAIN ABOVE AND BEYOND BREAST CANCER ITSELF. EK CBS NEWS
Doctor Alan Henry from the Breast Cancer Center in Roanoke is one of the leading surgeons in the research of Sentinel N
ode Biopsy. [5-Periodontitis-Pill]
A new pill could reduce the number of painful dental visits for those who suffer periodontal disease.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug that treats
advanced gum disease, which is the leading cause of tooth loss for
millions of Americans.
The new drug called Periostat attacks tissue-destroying enzymes that lead to tooth loss.
Periostat slows periodontitis and improves the effectiveness of dental care.
The drug could reduce the need for dental cleanings to get the hardened plaque scraped off.
The new capsules are available by prescription only.
In sports, several of Nascar's biggest names get a second chance at making Charlotte's big race.
here's Mike Stevens with that and this weekend's slate of football games.[S5-Charlotte]
Welcome everybody to the Thursday ticker that begins with of all things some qualifying news from Charlotte.
Last night the Winston Cup Cup hits the track for first round time trials for this coming Sunday's UAW GM Quality 500.
It turned out to be one of the most bizarre rounds of quaifying this year.
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Derrike Cope, a 16 year Winston Cup veteran who has a Daytona 500 victory to his credit, had never won a Winston Cup pole until last night when he shocked those in attendance with a 181 point 690 mile an hour circuit.
Even more shocking was the fact that Jeff Gordon. who owns this track every May, could only turn in the 26th fastest time.
Gordon stood on his time today, as did a number of drivers and he will start 26th.
Here are the results of second round time trials.
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[SUPER=0107-26. Jeff Gordon/178.974/27. Michael Waltrip//28. Jeff Burton//29. Bill Elliott//30. Kenny Wallace//;]
[SUPER=0107-31. Steve Grissom//32. Kevin Lepage//33. Dale Earnhardt//34. Kyle Petty//35. Dick Trickle//;]
[SUPER=0107-36. Ted Musgrave//37. Johnny Benson//38. Steve Park//39. Geoff Bodine/Prov./40. Robert Pressley/Prov./;]
[SUPER=0107-41. Rick Mast/Prov./42. Rich Bickle/Prov./43. Darrell Waltrip/Prov./;]
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The Busch drivers got in some qualifying today, as well.
Dave Blaney captured his first ever BGN pole by winning the top spot for Saturday's All Pro Auto Parts 300.
Matt Kenseth will start second, while points leader Dale Earnhardt Junior with line up 5th.
The big league playoffs continue today in the National Legaue as the Cubs and Braves square off in game number two tonight.
This afternoon the Astros are hosting the Padres in game two.
Houston leads it 3 to nothing in the fourth inning.
Both American League series are off today.
The man who won the world series last season has called it quits.
Jim Leyland used an escape clause in his contract today to leave the Marlins after nearly every one of his players left town.
The champs slipped to a 54 and 108 record in 1998. That's the worst mark in the national league in the last 30 years.
The Dodgers are reportedly interested in his services.
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And if you're planning ahead to the weekend, Your Hometown Station will have the Tennessee-Auburn game for you Saturday at 3:30.
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Then on Sunday the NFL Today gets things started at Noon. And after that it's the Jets and the Dolphins at one right here WDBJ-7.
I'll be back at six with football news concerning two unbeatens - UVa and Ferrum.
See you at six.
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(Ontra-pru-NEURS) Entreprneurs in India will breathe a lot easier if their new business succeeds.
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They've opened a new oxygen bar.
For 10 dollars an hour customers get hooked to nasal tubes that deliver 93 percent pure oxygen.
Some say it's a stiff price, but others feel it is worthwhile since oxygen is a scarce commodity in New Delhi.
It ranks as the fourth most polluted city in the world.
And it has one of the world's highest concentrations of airborne particles.
The owners claim the oxygen sharpens the mind.
Doctors in India discount the whole concept as a gimmick. They say a normal person shouldn't need the extra oxygen.