Up next on news 7 at Five-
A plane carrying commerce Secretary Ron Brown crashes in the Balkans.
Word tonight that there may be at least one survivor.
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((WE DO NOT KNOW FOR SURE WHAT HAPPENED THERE. ))
OUT Q=WHAT HAPPENED THERE.
Plus Federal Agents may have a prime suspect in the Unabomber case.
In a word...WOW..what a day weatherwise. Sunny skies and temperatures near
80 for many.
Coming up in Health Check-- kidney patients who reduce protein in their
diets may slow the spread of the disease.
Plus how about a massage from a Mobile Massage Therapist??
It offers all the latest in modern stress reduction.
A plane carrying Commerce secretary Ron Brown crashes in the Balkans.
Tonight choppers are battling stormy weather to search the wreckage.
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Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at FIVE, I'm Jean Jadhon.
The latest tonight is that crews have found one survivor in the crash-
Four unidentified bodies have also been pulled from the wreckage.
The plane was on it's way from Tuzla to Dubrovnik.
Brown and several business executives along with military officials were
Elizabeth Kaledin is in New York with the latest on the crash.
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The verdict is in on the two million dollar medical malpractice lawsuit
filed against Doctor Eric Korsh.
A former patient claims Korsh performed un-neccessary bone fusion surgery
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Connie Stevens joins us from Roanoke Circuit Court with the latest.
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SUPER=01-John Jessee/Korsh's Attorney; :00
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SUPER=01-Pat Brunson/Plaintiff; :52
OUT Q=they don't know.
IN Q=Finally he's
SUPER=01-John Jessee/Korsh's Attorney;
OUT Q=did nothing wrong.
Pat Brunson claims he took Doctor Korsh on his word-- that he had to have
spinal fusion surgery or he'd be paralyzed.
Brunson says while he did sign an informed consent form, he believed Korsh
who told him that after the procedure he'd be 99-percent pain free.
The doctor says he made no such promises, rather Korsh blames this medical
malpractice suit on a soured friendship between the two.
He says he considered suing Brunson to recoup his losses from a failed
joint-horse venture-- and Brunson made a threat.
Korsh claims Brunson told him on the phone "I want you to know my sole
purpose in life is to get even with you. You have made the worst enemy you
could ever imagine..."
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OUT Q=they don't know.
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A possible break in the case of the Unabomber.
Federal officials say they have a prime suspect in the case in Montana.
Federal agents plan to search the man's home for links to a series of
bombings over 17 years.
The suspect is a white male middle aged who attended Harvard University.
C-B-S reports a recent search of his family home in suburban Chicago
produced documents and other materials linking him to the series of bombings.
The Unabomber's attacks have killed three people and wounded 23 over several
The Mexican woman roughed up by California sheriff's deputies- is out of a
32 year old Leticia Gonzalez crouched in the car as she was taken away.
Her attorney says she is emotionally distraught over what happened.
((DAVID ROSS/GONZALEZ'S ATTORNEY: SHE IS EXTREMELY DEPRESSED OVER THE SITUATION
AND OF COURSE VERY TROUBLED BY WHAT HAPPENED.))
SUPER=01-David Ross/Attorney for Gonzalez;
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The beating was caught on tape- Deputies caught up with the pickup truck
after an 80 mile chase.
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Straight ahead on NEWS-7 at FIVE--a body is burned beyond recognition in a
trailer fire in Pulaski County.
That story-- plus Joe Dashiell fills us in--
on the day after the NO vote wins in Roanoke County-- What's next for
those who were counting on the bond referendum to pass?
A vaccine could be tested on brain cancer patients as early as this
summer--that story in tonight's Health Check Report--
Plus Mike tells us about the end of the track for the Roanoke Express-
when NEWS-7 at FIVE returns.
Roanoke County officials are reassessing their plans in the wake of
yesterday's bond issue referendum.
Residents voted down the 37 point four million package of capital
improvements- by a wide margin.
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Today, Joe Dashiell asked school officials and bond issue opponents what
And he's in the newsroom with some answers.
Jean, school officials are stepping back and taking a fresh look at their
options following yesterday's defeat.
Opponents say they hope the vote will set the stage for more citizens to
become involved in the planning process.
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SUPER=01-Deanna Gordon/Roanoke Co. School Superintendent; :00
SUPER=01-Don Terp/Bond Issue Opponent; :35
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IN Q=We wouldn't have
OUT Q=evaluate other alternatives.
School Superintendent Deanna Gordon says the school board and the
supervisors will soon meet to reevaluate their options... and choose what they
believe is the next best plan.
Bond Issue opponent Don Terp is looking forward to a county-wide survey of
facility needs... and a new dialogue.
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Deanna Gordon says the school system faces another challenge in the wake of
the bond issue defeat.
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And Jean, that is to refocus attention on the classroom.
One person is dead after a trailer fire in Pulaski County this morning.
It happened in the Parrott area around two thirty.
Firefighters recovered the victim's body in the living room near a kerosene
The cause of the blaze is still unknown.
Officials say one person lived at the trailer, but the victim was burned
The body has been sent for an autopsy.
The fire that killed five people in Roanoke prompted a lawsuit against a
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Former tenant Patricia Leftwich is suing the owners of the Stewart Avenue
house, where her four children and their grandmother died last winter.
The lawsuit filed yesterday in Roanoke Circuit Court says the house was
unsafe, because there was no easy way to escape from a fire.
Leftwich is asking for one point three million dollars in damages from
Rupert Jack Richards, Senior-- and his company, W-T-S of Virginia.
Grasshopper, Strawberry Daiquiri and Hawaiian Tropics-- what do these all
have in common? How about flavors for Cheesecake!
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Swimsuit season is coming up-- but try to forget that for the next few
A New Castle woman runs a cheesecake- making business out of her home.
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Kimberly McBroom has been feasting her eyes on the unusual selection.
Kim, have you gotten a taste of anything yet?
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Don't go away- Jeff Gordon leads the parade of cars today in Martinsville.
Mike has details in tonight's Two Minute Sports Ticker.
Coming up on Health Check-- a cancer vaccine may be tested in a few
Plus Ron Jones boards the office of a mobile massage therapist who helps
many people lighten their stress.
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((IT FEELS GREAT! IT FEELS LIKE A LOT OF VIBRATION.))
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New research could open up a frontier in the fight against cancer.
A study reports a vaccine has proven effective against brain tumors in
Researchers believe the vaccine could be ready for testing on people with
brain cancer by this summer.
Kidney disease patients can slow the progression of their illness, and
possibly extend the time before they have to go on dialysis, by reducing
protein in their diet.
At least that's according to the authors of a new report-- who found a
30-percent reduction in complications with a low protein diet.
More than 20-million Americans suffer diseases of the kidney and urinary
tract and more than 90-thousand die each year.
About 200-thousand suffer from chronic kidney failure and need a kidney
machine to live.
Many experts agree stress can lead to numerous medical and social problems.
But one woman in the Roanoke Valley says her high tech stress-buster
Recreational Vehicle can change all that.
Ron Jones reports.
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SUPER=01-Diane Dereu-Foley/Customer; :22
SUPER=01-Pat Sollinger/Massage Therapist; :46
SUPER=01-George Moore/Customer; :57
SUPER=01-Sue Sehen/Customer; 1:05
OUT Q=Ron Jones, News Seven, Roanoke.
((Where do you go when life rubs you the wrong way and you're all stressed
Well, you may NOT have to go anywhere.
This high tech rolling massage machine, equipped with the latest in modern
stress reduction will come to you.
It's the office of Pat Sollinger, a massage therapist.
It has everything from shiatsu massage chairs to a hydrosonic infrasound
((DIANE DEREU-FOLEY/CUSTOMER: IT FEELS GREAT. FEELS LIKE A LOT OF VIBRATION.
AND IT'S KIND OF LIKE PASSING UP AND DOWN... UNDERNEATH ME.))
Sollinger says the table is a warm mattress suspended above four acoustic
speakers providing sound vibration that penetrates the muscle fibers and
reaches the soul.
This may be new technology for her but she's NOT new to the business.
((PAT SOLLINGER/MASSAGE THERAPIST: I'VE BEEN A CERTIFIED MASSAGE THERAPIST FOR
FIVE YEARS SO THIS IS KIND OF EXTENSION OF THAT.))
And if you like to shake, rattle and roll these massage chairs may do the
((GEORGE MOORE/CUSTOMER: I'VE HAD A MASSAGE BEFORE AND IT'S ALMOST LIKE HUMAN
HANDS ARE CONTROLLING IT OR DOING IT ITSELF... IT'S GREAT.))
BUTT, BUTT, BUTT
((SUE SEHEN/CUSTOMER: IT'S SO RELAXING. THE CHAIR SUPPORTS YOU SO WELL AND
YOU CAN JUST SINK RIGHT INTO IT. AND THEN THIS IS SO SOOTHING.))
Customers listen to soft sensuous music as an accompanying light shield
stimulates the senses.
Sollinger doesn't make individual house calls though... but she will come to
group functions--from a picnic, convention, or even your business.
((IF YOU'VE GOT A STRESS FREE PERSON THEY'RE GOING TO BE MORE CREATIVE, MORE
PRODUCTIVE, IT'S GOING TO BOOST THEIR MORALE. THEY'RE GOING TO FEEL MORE LIKE
DOING THEIR JOB.))
The cost for all of this? From 10 to 30 dollars a half hour.
STAND UP (or lay down)
((SO IF LIFE RUBS YOU THE WRONG WAY... YOU MIGHT WANT TO CONSIDER THE
TRAVELLING STRESS BUSTER. RON JONES, NEWS SEVEN, ROANOKE.))
Time now for sports--some Winston Cup drivers are preparing for the Goody's
But it's the end of the road for the Roanoke Express-- Mike Stevens has
more in tonight's Ticker.
Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the midweek two minute sports ticker!
Some of the top drivers on the Winston Cup circuit took advantage of the nine
weather to get in some testing today at the Martinsville Speedway.
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Nine teams in all showed up at the track today to tune up for the upcoming
Goody's 500 on April 21st.
Three Ford teams headed by Michael Waltrip in the Wood Brothers Thunderbird
shared the track with six Chevy teams.
Sterling Marlin, Darrell Waltrip and Jeff Gordon led the bow tie brigade in
the day long testing.
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((JEFF GORDON/THREE WINS IN 1996:))
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One game is in the books in the American League this afternoon.
The Minnesota Twins ripped the Tigers 16-to-7 at the homerdome in
Ronn Coomer, Roberto Kelly and Dave Hollins led the offensive attack, and the
Tigers allowed six unearned runs to cross the plate on three errors.
Also this afternoon the Cardinals have beaten the Mets 5-to-3.
The Express ran out of steam last night as Charlotte ended Roanoke's season
with a 3-2 win at the Round House.
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The Checkers iced the ECHL first round playoff sweep with a third period
three goal burst.
Roanoke had the game in hand after Karry Biette's goal in the second which
made the score 1-nothing Express. But except for that goal and a
last minute desperation tally, Roanoke's offense struggled.
((FRANK ANZALONE/EXPRESS COACH:))
SUPER=01-Frank Anzalone/Express Coach; :00
Few breaks went Roanoke's way. A first period goal was taken away and the
potential game tying goal came a second AFTER regulation.
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((CRAIG HERR/EXPRESS ASSISTANT CAPTAIN:))
SUPER=01-Craig Herr/Express Assistant Captain; :00
OUT Q=...for me"
In one other hockey note, it appears that St. Louis Blues goalie Grant Fuhr
will not be able to start tonight's game in Colorado.
Fuhr was trying to become the first goalie in 32 years to start every game in
a season, but a knee injury is keeping him from playing tonight.
The Avalanche has arrived in town to begin play in the Carolina League.
Steve Mason will have more on that coming up tonight at six.
Plus Lacrosse highlights from Roanoke College. Have a good night everybody.
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Being the Pope does have it's advantages--
Pope John Paul doesn't have to go Easter egg hunting.
Pastry-makers from Cremona, Italy, made the Pope an Easter egg about six
It was on display this morning.
The egg is made of chocolate and wrapped in highly-decorated transparent
and white paper.
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The Bedford County Sheriff's office is ready to set sail on Smith Mountain
Today, Sheriff Mike Brown unveiled the latest crime prevention unit in the
area-- a patrol boat.
Officials say one of their main goals is to decrease alcohol consumption on
Deputies plan to start boat patrols this summer.
More about those patrols coming up in 30-minutes on News-7 at Six.