Coming up on News 7, an eight year old child dies of injuries sustained yesterday from an accident involving a wreck
er and a school bus.
and thousands of American Catholics head to St. Louis to welcome Pope John Paul the second.
Yet another forecast that features lots of sun and temperatures nearly 20 degrees above normal. The latest coming up.
Don't know what private health plans are availible to you? You canfind out without ever leaving your home.
And making weight loss a reality starts with a figment of your imagination.
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An eight year girl has died following yesterday's accident involving a wrecker, a car and a school bus.
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Emily Sturgil and her 61 year old grandmother Geraldine Gillespie were injured as their car was smashed between the wrecker and the bus yesterday in Franklin County.
The wrecker struck Gillispie's car as she waited behind the school bus.
Gillispie died at the scene. Sturgil passed away this morning in a local hospital.
The driver of the wrecker, Michael Lee Gray, Junior, and one little girl on the bus received minor injuries.
The accident is still under investigation but police say charges against Gray are pending.
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Meanwhile, the woman who was driving that school bus is recovering from the shock of yesterday's wreck.
JoAnn Brown spent the day at home.
And she's brushing aside the compliments of so many people who are calling her a hero.
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Scott Goldberg talked to her today and is in Franklin County this afternoon.
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Jean, JoAnn Brown said it was a gut reaction.
She reached out and grabbed a 5-year-old's jacket, saving her from flying out of the school bus.
Brown will admit she did her job her well.
But she won't let you call her a hero.
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((DOUGLAS BROWN: SHE DON'T WANT IT LIKE THAT. SHE JUST DONE WHAT SHE NEEDED TO DO.))
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JoAnn Brown was too upset to talk to us on camera.
We spoke with her husband, who's a substitute bus driver.
Douglas Brown took over his wife's routes today.
Both Browns said they were very thankful for all of the phone calls and thank-you notes they've received today.
Including a note from the parents of one child who rides Brown's bus.
It said: On this day, we just want you to know you're appreciated.
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Brown has been driving a bus for 27-years and said she'll get back to bus driving sooner or later.
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We'll hear more from her husband -- and the girl she saved -- at six.
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Also at six, we'll take a look at some of the safety concerns on what some people are calling a dangerous stretch o
Will Monica Lewinsky and Vernon Jordan be called to testify in the impeachment trial?
Senators are debating behind closed doors into the evening.
Lee Cowan has more.
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(( Even before the President's private audience with the pope, he
discovered he might be given another formal invitation - to appear
before the senate to answer the charges against him.
A surprise move for a group of prosecutors that cannot compell
the President to do anything.
the white house response: dream on.
JOE LOCKHART//WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN:
At almost precisely the same time, another one of the
prosecution's targets was on the move as well.
Monica Lewinsky said goodbye to washington in the hopes she
would never have to return.
But her travel plans remain up to the senate -- she along with
White House aid Sidney Blumenthal and Clinton confident Vernon
Jordan now make up the trio of witnesses house mangers would like to call.
But it was a wish list put through a political shredder - cut
by nearly two thirds by the reality of a growing desire to end this
trial sooner rather than later.
REP. BILL MCCOLLUM/R-FL: WE HAVE ALWAYS BELIEVED AND WE STILL DO BELIEVE THAT 10 OR 12
WITNESSES IS WHAT WE SHOULD HAVE HAD AND SHOULD BE PERMITTED TO
CALL TO PROVE OUR CASE.
Even with the shortened list, house managers still had a lot
of convincing to do.
Chart after chart was used to show how live testimony could
fill in the blanks and answer discrepancies.
But white house lawyers responded in kind - more charts and
quotes that showed the prosecution was pushing it's luck.
DAVID KENDALL/CLINTON'S ATTORNEY: WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN:
LEE COWAN//CBS NEWS.))
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Up next on the newscast, an embattled design for a state license plate is one step closer to reality, but without its most controversial feature,
And thousands of people welcome Pope John Paul the second to the United States.
On Health Check, a local hypnotherapist says losing weight is all in the mind.
and Patrick Evans explains how you can use your bicycle to take a trip without facing the elements.
Yesterday, Roanoke prosecutors dropped rape charges against a city school employee.
Today, the alleged victim speaks out.
19-year old Carolyn Huffman says Kim Kennedy attacked her last month at the Knights of Pythias (Pith-ias) Lodge.
Huffman was an exotic dancer at the time and says she had just finished a performance when Kennedy raped her.
The former stripper pressed charges, but they were dropped when she failed to cooperate with authorities.
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((CAROLYN HUFFMAN/ALLEGED RAPE VICTIM; I WAS SCARED TO TALK TO ANYBODY. I DIDN'T REALLY TALK TO NOBODY.....AND I AVOIDED THEM, TOO.))
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Huffman says she is more afraid of Kennedy being out on the streets, so she plans to re-file the charges.
Kennedy's attorney declined to comment on the matter, saying these are accusations that can destroy a life.
After being suspended from his job pending the outcome of the case, Kennedy has been reinstated with the school system's operations department.
Virginia's House of Delegates has said a final "yes" to a Sons of Confederate Veterans' license plate.
But "no" to the flag symbol that would have been on it.
Debate centered around what the flag means to black Virginians.
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((DEL. JOE MAY/R-LEESBURG: I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW MANY BLACK TROOPS DIED. BUT I CAN TELL THAT 90-THOUSAND OF THOSE TROOPS SERVED IN THE CONFEDERATE ARMY, UNDER THAT FLAG.))
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((DEL. JERRAULD JONES/D-NORFOLK: I DON'T THINK THERE'S A BLACK PERSON IN THIS ROOM THAT CAN'T REMEMBER GOING UP AND DOWN ROUTE 13, AND ALL THOSE LITTLE STANDS ALONG THE WAY ON ROUTE 13 IN VIRGINIA, AND DELAWARE, AND MARYLAND. YOU KNOW WHAT ALL THOSE LITTLE STANDS HAD ON 'EM IN 1963, AND 64, AND 65, AND 66, AND MAYBE EVEN IN 76 AND 78, AND 88 AND 89? THEY HAD CONFEDERATE FLAGS WAVING ACROSS THEM. AND YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS TO ME? IT MEANS NIGGER STAY OUT! BECAUSE THAT'S HOW I'M TREATED WHEN I GO IN THOSE PLACES.))
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The bill-- without the flag-- now goes to the state Senate.
Pope John Paul the Second has arrived in St. Louis.
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The Pontiff met privately with President Clinton before heading off to a youth rally-
Here in St. Louis- tens of thousand are welcoming the pope.
((I THINK HE BRINGS THE WORLD TOGETHER. A LOT OF US HAVE WATCHED HIM IN MEXICO AND WE FEEL KIND OF BONDED WITH OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN MEXICO.))
((YOUR HOLINESS EVERY AMERICAN WELCOMES YOU AND HOPES YOU WILL COME TO SEE US AGAIN.. CHEERS.))
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The pope will say Mass for thousands and take part in several scheduled parades.
With the Pope's visit, the Catholic church in America is receiving a lot of attention. It hopes this will make it easier to recruit new priests into the ministry. Across the country and specifically in this region, churches are finding it difficult to fill their pulpits.
Some say young men today will not commit to a lifetime of celibacy, especially in a society that heavily promotes sex.
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((FATHER GREGORY KANDT/SALEM PRIEST: SO IT MAKES IT SEEM THAT THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN BE HAPPY IS TO HAVE SEX.))
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Others say reports of child molesters within the church's ranks have ruined the priest's image, even for those who are not guilty of sexual abuse.
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((FATHER JOE LEHMAN/ROANOKE PRIEST: THERE WAS A WHILE THERE WHEN I TOLD PEOPLE DON'T TOUCH ME OR THAT I DID NOT PUT MY HAND AROUND KIDS THAT CAME UP TO HUG ME AND YOU JUST GET TO THE POINT WHERE YOU SAY I CAN'T LET THAT KEEP ME FROM BEING WHO I AM.))
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We'll have more on the declining ranks of the priesthood during our special report -- God's Calling -- tonight on News7 at Eleven.
If you've put your bicycle up for the winter, you'll want to stay tuned. Patrick Evans has a suggestion for you.
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Unusually warm weather will be in the forecast the next few days, so you may feel like digging out your bike and hitting the road.
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Today Patrick Evans tells us about a new bike shop in Downtown Roanoke that can keep you pedalling even when the weather DOESN'T cooperate.
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Coming up in Sports, we'll hear what's on the minds of the players in this weekend's Super Bowl.
And it's not a Super day for U-V-A as one of the state's top football prospects decides against playing for the Cavaliers.
Today on health check --
A hypnotherapist is helping patients in Roanoke with weight problems see themselves thin.
Helen Anderson says if you can visualize it, you can do it.
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((HELEN ANDERSON/VISUALIZATION SPECIALIST: I CAN USUALLY GET THEM A GOOD VISION OF THEMSELVES WITHIN 15 MINUTES.))
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Temptations can be hard to overcome when you are trying to lose weight. Tonya's going to tell us about an interest
ing way to avoid those temptations.[5-Diet]
Some patients at the Center for Bariatric Medicine in Roanoke are using their minds to picture themselves in the future, healthier, leaner and with more confidence to overcome the urge to indulge.
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((I WANT YOU TO IMAGINE YOU'RE WALKING THROUGH A CASTLE.))
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Visualization specialist and therapist Helen Anderson helps patients enter a fantasy world where their dream to lose weight comes true.
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((HELEN ANDERSON/VISUALIZATION SPECIALIST: QUITE OFTEN, WHEN YOU ARE OBESE LONG ENOUGH, YOU REALLY CANNOT IMAGINE WHAT YOU WOULD LOOK LIKE SLIM. YOU MAY REMEMBER WHAT YOU LOOKED LIKE WHEN YOU WERE 15 AND SLIM, BUT NOW THAT YOU'RE 30, 40, 50, IT'S HARD TO IMAGINE.))
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((CHARLOTTE CLARK: IT WAS EASY TO SEE IN THAT WHEN I WAS MUCH YOUNGER AND HAD LOST WEIGHT I COULD PICTURE WHAT THAT WAS, SO I HAD SOMETHING ALREADY IN MY HEAD TO PICTURE.))
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Charlotte Clark lost 60 pounds three years ago.
Today she's able to maintain the weight loss even when temptations arise.
Anderson gives patients a signal during the session to help them later.
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((HELEN ANDERSON/VISUALIZATION SPECIALIST: IF YOU ARE TEMPTED, IF YOU'RE STANDING AT THE BUFFET IF YOU WILL DO THIS, YOU WILL BEGIN TO SEE YOURSELF AGAIN AND YOU WON'T BE QUITE SO TEMPTED.))
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And Anderson says she is able to help others because she's can relate to them having fought the battle to lose weight herself.
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((HELEN ANDERSON/VISUALIZATION SPECIALIST: IT'S ABOUT THREE AND A HALF YEARS AND I LOST ABOUT 70 POUNDS AND I'M FIVE FOOT TWO.))
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Anderson works with patients at the Bariatric Center on Mountain Avenue about once a week.
A new computer program could make it easier for doctors to diagnose appendicitis.
A Memphis, Tennessee software company developed the program that imitates the brain to determine the possible cause of stomach pain.
Doctors can type in a list of symptoms along with the patient's white blood count. Then the computer rates the risk of appendicitis.
The Challenger Corporation designed the diagnostic system with the help of the University of Memphis.
Senior and disabled citizens can now look to the internet for information about private health insurance.
The Medicare website is posting new information about private plans that enroll the elderly and disabled.
The site includes results from a consumer satisfaction survey.
People can enter their zip codes to get a comparison of the plans availible in the area.
Medicare says some newer and very small plans aren't included yet, but will be in the near future.
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You can access the medicare website through the Web watch section of our homepage at wdbj7-dot-com. [2-shot-toss]
Today in Sports, the state's top football prospect is heading out of the Commonwealth.
With that and more, here's Mike Stevens.[S5-Jones]
Welcome everybody to the Tuesday ticker. The phones in the sports office have been ringing off the hooks today as football fans across the state
have been trying to find out where Powell Valley running back Julius Jones is going to college.
This afternoon at the Ramada Inn in Duffield, Jones told his fans he had narrowed his college choices to UVa, UCLA and Notre Dame. But in the end he says the tradition of the Fighting Irish led him to pick Notre Dame.
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Julius' older brother Thomas led the ACC in rushing this season at UVA. Julius says his brother is supportive if decision not to follow in his footsteps.
The players taking part in this year's Super Bowl faced their toughest test today as they had to deal with over 1000 members of the media during interview day at Pro Player Stadium.
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The media cruch for the Super Bowl is always zoo-like as reporters turn their microphones into weapons jabbing at the players. Elway and Jamal Anderson drew big crowds.
But Ken Oxendine has been left to himself this week.
The former Tech star is a rookie with the Falcons just happy to be a part of things.
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[OUT Q=....that's history."]
More from Oxendine tonight at six. And I'll tell you about his connection to his counterpart with the Broncos Terrell Davis.
Also, coming up at six Steve Mason will drop by with a preview of tomorrow night's Tech-UVa men's basketball game at the Richmond Coliseum.
Also, don't forget the Express is home tonight at the Roundhouse skating against Johnstown at seven.
Have a safe night everybody.
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The New York Giants will play in the Super Bowl today in Philadelphia. That after a stunning victory over the Carolina Panthers yesterday.
If that doesn't sound right, it's because we're not talking about that other game in Miami.
This is the Electric Football Superbowl.
If you're unfamilar with the game, just ask any male over the age of 30.
The game was created about 50 years ago and is played by little plastic players on a vibrating metal field.
Electric Football was once very popular but began disappearing with the introduction of home video games in the early 1980's.
But nostalgic baby boomers have brought the game back as a competitive sport.
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The game began its revival in 1991 when a manufacturer bought the rights and put it back on the market.