And the man who killed a Virginia Tech student could get a new trial. We'll have tyhe details.
Some widely scattered showers are well recieved in the highlands-- The rest of us have a shot at rain later tonight.
Details are coming up.
On health check --
The community mourns the loss of a prominent doctor who pioneered AIDS treatment in the Valley.
and we'll tell you why a group of nursing home residents are headed to the capital.
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A welcome site in Kosovo- as Serb troops begin moving out.
Serb troops have eleven days to move out of Kosovo- Today the convoy of military equipment began making its way out-
Because of that, airstrikes have halted over Yugoslavia-
Lisa Hughes is live in Washington D-C with the latest.
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[SUPER=01-George Robertson/British Defense Secretary;]
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((The U-N Security Council adopted the peacekeeping resolution just hours
after NATO declared a pause in the airstrikes.
The vote clears the way for allied troops to begin moving into Kosovo.
Roughly two thousand Marines have arrived in Macedonia. They'll follow
French and British troops into Kosovo now that Serb forces have begun to
President Clinton says Americans should be proud of its troops who
continue working for the return of the refugees.
President Clinton THE U-S SHOULD FEEL VINDICATED WHEN THE PEOPLE
GO HOME. AND WHEN THEY ARE SAFE AND WHEN WE CAN SAY, AS A NATION, HAVE
PLAYED A ROLE IN REVERSING ETHNIC CLEANSIING.
The first convoys of Serb troops pulled out of Southern Kosovo early
this morning along routes designated in the peace deal. NATO is declaring victory.
George Robertson/British Defense Secretary DESPITE ALL OF THE PREDICTIONS THAT THE STRATEGY WAS WRONG_THAT THE ALLIANCE WOULD
CRUMBLE, THAT SUPPORT FOR THE CAMPAIGN WOULD FADE, WE ENDURED AND WE HAVE PREVAILED.
But victory may feel less certain for thousands of refugees living in border camps. They remain wary the Serbs will keep their word. U-N
officials say getting even half of them home by the time winter sets in will be a major challenge_one of many. ))
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A jury in Greenbrier County took just two hours to reach a verdict in a 23 year old murder case.
Former Covington resident Gene Gaylor was found guilty on all charges. The jury is recommending that Gaylor serve life in prison, without parole.
Gaylor is the first of four people to stand trial for the murder of Billy Ray Abshire in 1976.
Abshire died when a bomb left on the hood of his car exploded.
Witnesses pointed to Gaylor as one of the hit men, hired by Abshire's wife and her second husband.
A Michigan canoeist is in trouble with the law for SWEARING.
The cursing canoeist is 25-year old Timothy Boomer.
Boomer was on a trip with friends when his canoe tipped over - and he started swearing.
Now he's charged with violating a century old anti-profanity law which bans foul language in front of women and children.
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((BILL STREET/BOOMER'S ATTORNEY: MR. BOOMER DOES ACKNOWLEDGE THAT WHEN HE FELL OUT OF THE CANOE AT LEAST ONE WORD THAT PASSED HIS LIPS WAS NOT APPROPRIATE FOR USE IN CHURCH.))
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Prosecutors say they would have never gone afte the man HAD he just shouted a few curse words, but they say he went on and on.
If convicted Boomer could spend 90 days in Jail.
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The U-S Supreme Court says Chicago is going to far to stop teenage gangs. We'll have that story in a moment.
and the man convicted of murdering a Virginia Tech student COULD get a new trial.
Today on Health Check, residents of the Valley's largest nursing homes go to Richmond to fight changes.
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and Patrick Evans will tell us how some people are trying to rope in some support for underprivileged children.[5-Li
A man on death row for killing a Virginia Tech student today scored a major legal victory.
Benjamin Lilly was sentenced to die in February of '97 for the murder of Alexander DeFilippis, almost four years ago.
The U-S Supreme court today voted to REVERSE the state supreme court decision upholding the conviction. Lilly's attorneys had argued a taped confession by Lilly's brother and alleged accomplice should NOT have been allowed at trial.
It's a position echoed by one of the justices who wrote that allowing the tape as evidence violated Ben Lilly's constitutional rights.
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((CHRISTOPHER TUCK/BENJAMIN LILLY'S ATTORNEY:IT IS A VINDICATION IN MANY WAYS, IT'S A VINDICATION AND IT'S PROTECTION FOR ALL OF US, BECAUSE ALL OF US HAVE A RIGHT OT CONFRONT OUR ACCUSERS AND WHEN BEN LILLY LOSES THAT RIGHT SO DOES EVERYONE IN THE STATE OF VIRGINIA SO I THINK THAT THIS IS SOMETHING THAT'S GOING TO BE GOOD FOR ALL VIRGINIANS IN THE LONG RUN.))
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The decision to grant a new trial rests with the state supreme court-- which must now decide if the taped confession played a part in the jury's decision to convict.
If so-- then Lilly may be granted a new trial. [5-Gangs]
In other business, the Supreme Court struck down a Chicago law that was designed to cut down on gang violence.
Instead the high court said it cut down on personal freedom.
Maureen Maher reports.
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[SUPER=01-Rev. Jeffrey Haynes/Reach Out & Touch;]
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((The original 1992 ordinance was meant to decrease violent street gang
behavior and improve urban life.
It gave police the right to order any group of people standing on a
street corner to disperse or risk being arrested if an officer believed
there was a gang member among them..
But in a 6-3 ruling, the U-S Supreme Court has declared the sweeping
anti-loitering law unconstitutional, calling it too vague and violation
of freedom of assembly.
(SOT/Richard Daley/Mayor, Chicago) "it's an 8 year old girl, or someone
trying to go to the store - the gangs and drug dealers own the corner -
and that's what this is all about."
Chicago Mayor Richard Daley was instrumental in implementing the
original law - in seven years, more than 45-thousand arrests have been
made in his city's crime ridden neighborhoods - for Chicago South Side
Reverend ... it had been a noticeable improvement.
(SOT/Rev. Jeffrey Haynes, Exec.Dir., Reach Out And Touch)
The Reverand and Mayor Daley say the ruling will change the way big
cities control gang violence - but it will not stop the effort to do so.
Coming up next on the newscast, Patrick Evans will show us some people in the Valley who are tugging on more than their purse strings to help underprivileged children...
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C.H.I.P., the Child Health Investment Partnership is preparing for battle, but its all in good fun.
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Patrick Evans joins us from River's Edge, where participants in the annual Tug-for-Tots are working on strategy for tomorrow's big event.
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Coming up in Sports, some local gymnasts head to a big competition in Florida. Mike Stevens will have the details.
On health check -- Doctors in California are using an off beat treatment to pump away their patients' heart pains.
And the medical community remembers a doctor who not only healed, but touched so many lives.
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((NANCY AGEE/VP MEDICAL EDUCATION: I HEARD SOMEBODY SAY YESTERDAY HE WAS JUST RARE, AND HE WAS, SO UNIQUE IN OUR COMMUNITY.))
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It's a long shot for the residents of some Roanoke area nursing and retirement homes.
But two busloads of Friendship Manor residents met today with a deputy attorney general.
They want to keep the Friendship Manor board of directors from converting to a FOR PROFIT corporation.
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[SUPER=01-Bill Hanlin/Friendship Manor Resident;]
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[SUPER=01-Katherine Elliott/Friendship Manor Spokeswoman; :27]
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The Attorney General's office could only intervene if it determined Friendship Manor's charitible assets were being misused.
Friendship Manor points out it is volunteering more information for the state to review than the law requires.
An agreement approved today will let a home for handicapped adults stay open.
The state Department of Social Services almost closed the Franklin Manor Rest Home six months ago.
A resident allegedly sexually assaulted another, and staff members failed to give residents medicine.
Although investigators say the home has corrected violations, they will monitor the situation.
Meanwhile state police are conducting their own investigation.
The home also faces a civil lawsuit from a relative of a former resident.
A well respected doctor in the Roanoke community has died.
Doctor James Boyd Francis unexpectedly passed away Monday.
Fellow doctors believe his sudden death may have been caused by a heart attack because he died while working out.
Friends and colleagues say he was in great shape.
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((NANCY AGEE/VP MEDICAL EDUCATION: HE ALWAYS WALKED THE STEPS, HE NEVER TOOK THE ELEVATOR, HE EXERCISED ALL THE TIME, ATE WELL, IT WAS VERY SURPRISING TO ALL OF US.))
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The internal medicine specialist was the first doctor in Roanoke to treat H-I-V.
Dr. Francis was the director of the infectious disease department at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
He is survived by his wife and two children.
Dr. Francis was 54.
Doctors in San Diego, California are using an unusual device to relieve patients' chest pains.
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The Enhanced External Counterpulsation, or E-E-C-P, not only improves blood circulation, it's believed to promote the formation of new blood vessels.
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((THIS THERAPY WORKS BY SQUEEZING THE LEGS, FORCING BLOOD BACK TO THE HEART BETWEEN BEATS.))
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The non-invasive treatment is time consuming. Patients are hooked up to the machine for an hour a day, five days a week for up to seven weeks.
But 70 percent of the people who used the E-E-C-P reported less chest pain.
Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the Thursday Two Minute Ticker.
The New York Knicks, an 8th seed when the N-B-A playoffs started, are now one game away from a trip to the N-B-A championship series.
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Last night at Market Square arena, The Knicks rallied in the second half behind Latrell Sprewell who scored a game high 29 points to beat the Pacers.
Backup center Marcus Camby tossed in 21 points and pulled down 13 rebounds as the Knicks won the game 101 to 94, and now lead the series 3 games to 2.
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Game six is tomorrow night at Madison Square Garden.
And while this leaue is winding down the WNBA is just starting to get wound up. Opening night across the league is set for later this evening.
The Blue Ridge Gymnastics academy is preparing to head to Florida for the United States Association of Independent Gymnastics national tournament.
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The 7 girls from Martinsville and Danville are making their first trip to the nationals as a team.
They qualified through regional competition and they're focused on bringing the gold back to the Academy.
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The competition will be held June 14-th through the 19-th at Haynes City, Florida. Roy Stanley will have more on the team coming up at six.
And don't forget about the Avalanche and the Hillcats are both home tonight in their respective parks at 7.
Have a good night everybody.
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Chronic back pain sufferers often seek help from a chiropractor.
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Now the same can be said for our four legged friends.
In Oregon, a chiropractor has a fawn for a patient.
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((DODSON: HE WAS STAGGERING AND WEAVING ALL OVER THE PLACE....THIS IS THE MOST REMARKABLE THING TO HAPPEN WITH FAWN BECAUSE I DIDN'T THINK THERE WAS ANY CHANCE WE'D GET HIM ON HIS FEET AGAIN.))
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The chiropractor treated the fawn like any other patient, adjusting its neck and back.
The deer was injured by a pack of dogs, but Dodson says it's already showing improvement.