Just ahead... Roanoke Community Hospital prepares to re-open all units that have been shut down for 2 weeks.
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In weather, we're waiting one more day until the REALLY cold air gets here.
Until then, clouds will be increasing.
E-mail is helping doctors and their patients communicate better.
And a new Breast Care Center is opened in Roanoke that caters to women's busy lifestyles.
And unique roadsters hit the highway of Lexington today.
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More legal trouble for one of the Tech fraternity members accused of holding an exotic dancer against her will.
Virginia Tech police this morning charged 20-year old Ryan Worch with grand larceny in connection with last month's incident at the ( Fi) Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity.
An exotic dancer told police Worch and several other fraternity members refused to let her and her boyfriend leave the fraternity unless she agreed to perform a strip tease.
Police say Michelle Russell was paid 325-dollars to perform in lingerie.
The young woman's boyfriend says Ryan Worch took the money from his pocket after Russell refused to strip.
Worch was taken before a magistrate this morning.
Many patients and staff at Community Hospital are back where they're supposed to be today, two weeks after a fire shut down the emergency room.
Eric Earnhart is at the hospital with details.
Jean hopefully no one will need it, but the emergency room will re-open tomorrow morning at 7am, along with the other departments affected by the fire.
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((CINDY HODGES/SURGICAL UNIT DIRECTOR; TOMORROW WE'RE GOING TO BE OPENING UP ONE OF OUR SURGICAL UNITS BECAUSE WE DO HAVE 14 SURGICAL PATIENTS THAT WE ARE GOING TO BE GETTING, AND WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF MOVING THE MEDICAL PATIENTS TO A MEDICAL UNIT AS WELL. ))
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Fortunately there aren't that many patients to move...
For example, there is only one patient in Pediatric intensive Care now, there were 12 in the unit that had to be evacuated when the fire broke out.
In fact, the patients moved today were not even here when the fire broke out.
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Some Royal help at today's Mideast Peace Summit.
King Hussein of Jordan is now taking part in the talks-
Israeli and Palestinian negotiators hope he'll be able to help the two sides reach a West Bank accord.
((JOSEPH LOCKHART/WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN: WE BELIEVE HE CAN PLAY A CONSTRUCTIVE ROLE IN TEH PROCESS THERE. AS YOU KNOW THE KING ENJOYRS AN ENORMOUS ROLE IN THE REGION.))
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President Clinton is left Washington for the Maryland site this afternoon.
A spokesman says the talks are down to hard bargaining.
Tough going in Texas where flood waters have not let up-
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Two more bodies have been found bringing the number of dead to 17- and two children are still missing.
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Many neighorhoods are underwater- and evacuations are underway.
People in this community are gathering up anything they can and waiting for boats to come to the rescue.
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For others where the water has begun to recede it is time to clean up the muddy mess- and perhaps save whatever's left.
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Still to come, the defense has it's say as a landmark tobacco trial gets underway.
And a public utility is going private in Henry County.
There's a new medical facility in Roanoke devoted exclusively to breast care.
Details are coming up in health check.
and Patrick Evans checks out the latest art exhibit in Roanoke's Center in the Square.
Henry County is getting out of the waste water treatment business.
The public utility is going private.
It's a move that's expected to save the county more than 700-thousand dollars a year.
Severn Trent Environmental Services-- a Houston based company-- has a five year contract with Henry County.
It will take over operations of the waste water treatment plants in December.
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((ROGER BIAGI/SEVERN TRENT ENVIRO. SERVICES: WE TRY TO DO THINGS EFFICIENTLY AND ECONOMICALLY AND WE DO BELIEVE THAT WE'RE BRINGING A LEVEL OF EFFIENCY TO THIS CONTRACT BUT IT WILL NEVER BE EFFIENT AT THE EXPENSE OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.))
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With privatization, about a dozen public service authority jobs will be phased out.
Few other changes will be noticable to customers.
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Smokers know the dangers of tobacco-
That's the claim tobacco companies are making in a Florida courtroom.
Big tobacco is defending itself against 500 thousand sick smokers-
They're suing for 200 billion dollars claiming the industry preys on innocent people.
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((ROBERT HEIM/PHILIP MORRIS ATTORNEY: THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION SAID WE DON'T THINK WARNINGS ARE NECESSARY BECAUSE THE HEALTH RISKS OF SMOKERS ARE WELL KNOWN BY THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. THE WARNINGS AREN'T GOING TO TELL ANYBODY EVEN SCHOOL CHILDREN THINGS THEY DON'T ALREADY KNOW.))
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The suit against the nations five largest cigarette makers is expected to last at least three months.
Construction on a new radio tower in Botetourt County is scheduled to start tomorrow.
The new tower will sit right beside the one on Route 606 -- and allow a more advanced radio system to link all Botetourt County rescue personnel.
But in order to settle a lawsuit with Ohio State Cellular -- county officials agreed to let the cellphone company lease a spot on the new tower for one thousand dollars a month.
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((BUCK HEARTWELL/BOTETOURT CO. ATTORNEY: WE'RE VERY PLEASED TO GET TEH LAWSUIT SETTLED .... E911 OPERATION.))
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Ohio State Cellular sued Botetourt County last June when officials refused to let the cellphone company build its own tower.
This new lease agreement lasts for 30 years.
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Part art exhibit, part antique show, "By Heart and Hand" takes us on an interesting historical journey through the decorative arts.
Patrick Evans takes a look...
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Arts and Crafts are often considered two very distinct concepts.
But, as Patrick Evans explains, the melding of form and function can smooth away the distinctions, and the new exhibit "By Heart and Hand" tells that story.
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Coming up in sports, Virginia Tech tries to steady itself after Saturday's humiliating loss to Temple.
Coming up next on health check -- This week's Journal of the American Medical Association is taking a look at on-line services and the medical profession.
And Roanoke has a new center specifically for breast cancer care.
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Hello. Keith Humphry, here.
You remember Johnnie Cochran. "If it doesn't fit, you must acquit." ...one of O-J Simpson's lawyers?
Cochran made his first trip to West Virginia today on behalf of a Bluefield man paralyzed during a scuffle with police.
The 20-year-old, who's still hospitalized, says Bluefield police broke his neck during a confrontation last month outside a Bluefield night club.
Cochran says he's seeking more than just monetary damages.
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Teresa Hamilton was at the news conference in Charleston.
She will be here at SIX with a live report, Jean.
After extensive research interviewing physicians and women throughout the community a new Breast Care Center was built.
The center uses state of the art technology in ultrasound and biopsy with a team of specialists diagnosing information.
But it's not a typical medical facility -- it has a feminine touch from the dressing rooms to the waiting room and hospitality center complete with coffee, cookies and general information on breast health.
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((MARGARET HARVEY/BREAST CARE CENTER DIR.: THE DESIGN FROM THE BEGINNING, IT WAS IMPORTANT FOR US TO HAVE EASY ACCESS FOR WOMEN TO COME IN WITHOUT HAVING TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL FIND A PARKING PLACE, SO IT'S EASY ACCESS FOR PARKING.))
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And perhaps the most crucial aspect of the center is a breast nurse specialist who follows the patient throughout the entire process of care in a private environment.
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((MARGARET HARVEY/BREAST CARE CENTER DIR.: THE OTHER THING WE HAVE IS OUT IMAGE ENHANCEMENT CENTER AND PATIENT WHO NEED A PROSETHIS AND BRAS THAT GO ALONG WITH THEAT, WE HAVE THAT HERE AND WE HAVE CONSULTANTS THAT WORKS WITH WIGS.))
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Another amenity-- patients get to take home reminder about their next appointment -- a package of forget me nots along with a schedule.
An open house will be held on Sunday October 25th from 1 - 3 at the center on Jefferson Street.
Half of all Americans suffering from high blood pressure -- don't even know it.
The American Heart Association is launching a new awareness campaign today to help educate the public about the dangers of hypertension.
Liz Gonzales reports.
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(( IT'S CALLED THE SILENT KILLER, AND MILLIONS OF AMERICANS SUFFER FROM IT.
HYPERTENSION OR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE CAN AFFECT ANYONE, OLD OR YOUNG,
AND MOST PEOPLE DONT' EVEN KNOW THEY HAVE IT.
THAT'S WHY THESE HALL OF FAMERS, WHO SUFFER FROM HI BLOOD PRESSURE,
HAVE JOINED A NEW AWARENESS CAMPAIGN TO TELL PEOPLE ABOUT THE DISEASE.
SOT/DEACON JONES, FORMER PRO-FOOTBALL PLAYER, 12:21-22, IT'S A SILENT
KILLER, YOU CAN GO THROUGH YOUR WHOLE LIFE AND NOT KNOW YOU HAVE IT AND
THEN BOOM YOU HAVE A STROKE OR HEART ATTACK AND BOOM YOUR DEAD.
DEACON JONES, ONCE INVINCIBLE ON THE FOOTBALL FIELD, FOUND OUT THAT HE
HAD HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE WHEN HE WAS ONLY 29 YEARS OLD.
SOT/DEACON JONES, FORMER PRO-FOOTBALL PLAYER, 20:19-27 THAT'S WHY THEY
SAY YOU'RE YOUNG, YOU'RE DUMB, YOU THINK YOU'RE GOD, YOU'RE INVICINBLE,
NOTHING IS EVER GOING TO HAPPEN TO YOU. IT'S A SHOCKER. IT BRINGS YOU
BACK TO REALITY.
STAND-UP/BRIDGE/ AND IT IS A HARSH REALITY. HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE IS A
MAJOR RISK FACTOR FOR HEART DISEASE, STROKES AND KIDNEY PROBLEMS, BUT IT
HAS NO CLEAR SYMPTOMS. THAT'S WHY DOCTORS RECOMMEND TESTING YOUR BLOOD
PRESSURE AT LEAST ONCE EVERY TWO YEARS.
THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE CAN BE CONTROLLED.
SOT/DR. THOMAS PICKERING, HYPERTENSION SPECIALIST, NY HOSPITAL, CORNELL,
4:40-52 A LOT OF ITS CONSEQUENCES CAN BE PREVENTED, NOT JUST BY
MEDICATION, BY CHANGES IN LIFESTYLES AND DIET, KEEPING ONE'S WEIGHT
DOWN, ARE REALLY VERY EFFECTIVE.
FORMER CUBS STAR, ERNIE BANKS TOOK THAT ADVICE FOUR YEARS AGO, WHEN HE
WAS DIAGNOSED WITH HYPERTENSION.
SOT/ERNIE BANKS,FORMER BASEBALL PLAYER, 24:47-00, I REALIZED, HEY, YOU
GOTTA SLOW DOWN. IT'S OK. YOU'RE 67 YEARS OLD, YOU DON'T NEED TO BE
RUSHING AND DOING ALL THE THINGS YOU USED TO DO BECAUSE THINGS CHANGE.
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE AFFECTS ABOUT HALF OF THE POPULATION OVER 60 AND NO
ONE KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT CAUSES IT. THAT'S WHY EARLY DETECTION CAN BE A
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Computer e-mail isn't just for friends and acquaintances anymore -- its expanding into the medical examination room.
The Journal of the American Medical Association reports more patients are sending messages over the internet to their doctors.
One article says some patients at the University of Virginia and
University College London found anonymous e-mail consultations less
intimidating than direct contact with their physicians.
Another article raised the issue of legal liability for physicians who use e-mail.
Good afternoon folks welcome to the Tueday ticker.
The world series shifts to the left coast tonight as the Padres host the Yankees in game three.
So far the series has been all New York with the Yanks scoring 18 runs and taking a two games to none lead.
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In fact, the series has been so boring that last night's escapades on the Late Show with David Lettterman were a welcome sight.
Letterman and slugger Mark McGwire close off a couple of streets in Mid-town Manhattan and took a little batting practice.
McGwire passed on the first pitch from Letterman, fouled off the second and then hit the third almost to the top floor of the Empire State building.
Actually, it just went from one end of 53rd street to the other.
While Big mac's Letterman debut was filled with laughs, Virginia Tech's loss to Temple was no joke. But Steve Mason says, despite the 28-24 loss to the Owls, the Hokies still have a great deal to give a hoot about.
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and don't forget Saturday, right after the taped delayed broadcast of the Pepsi 400, you can watch the West Virginia/Miami game, right here on your Hometown station. See you at 6 everybody.
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More than one thousand hot rods from around the nation were Southbound on Interstate-81 today.
They were taking part in "Hot Rod" magazine's first annual "East Coast Power Tour".
Drivers say they do it just for the fun of it.
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((H.C. SMITH/POWER TOUR DRIVER; WE ENJOY THE PEOPLE AND JUST DRIVING ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND SEEING DIFFERENT THINGS.))
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(("WILD BILL"/CAR ENTHUSIAST; THE COMRADARIE OF THE PEOPLE AS WE GO FROM STOP TO STOP. AND LOOKING AT ALL OF THE BEAUTIFUL CARS THAT COME THROUGH OF DIFFERENT SIZES, SHAPES AND DESCRIPTIONS.))
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If you want to see more of the tour, tune in for News 7 at 6.