Up next on News 7 at five-
A day of talks but no agreement in Washington.
The Government is shut down.
We'll find out what that means for federal workers around the nation and
in this region.
And a Campbell County woman is dead, after her vehicle skids into a
school bus loaded with students.
As a storm moves away, most western highland locations will continue to see
snow showers. The chilly details ahead.
On Health Check-- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and the ways in which
millions of Americans are effected.
The story, plus the budget showdown hits health care workers, as thousands
are sent home from the Centers for Disease Control.
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((THERE SHOULDN'T BE INNOCENT VICTIMS OUT IN THE COUNTRY BECAUSE WE CAN'T
RESOLVE THE ISSUE OF WHEN AND HOW WE BALANCE THE BUDGET.))
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But there are 800 thousand federal workers who are off the job
indefinitely because of a government shutdown.
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Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at Five, I'm Jean Jadhon.
The White House Chief of Staff met with Congressional leaders today but
the day is done and still no agreement.
That means the government is still shutdown.
Federal workers were sent home.
Parks were closed- including the Statue of Liberty.
Meanwhile lawmakers vowed to work fast to find a solution.
((SENATOR PETE DOMENICI/R- BUDGET COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN: WE'VE GOT TO MAKE SOME
HEADWAY IN GETTING A COMMITMENT AS TO A BALANCED BUDGET.))
((LEON PANETTA/CHIEF OF STAFF: THIS COUNTRY IS AT A MOMENT OF SERIOUS CRISIS.
WE DON'T WANT TO HAVE THE GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN AND WE DON'T WANT TO HAVE THE
UNITED STATES DEFAULT IN TERMS OF ITS GOOD FAITH AND CREDIT.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Pete Domenici/(R) Budget Committee Chairman; :00 quick!
SUPER=01-Leon Panetta/Chief of Staff; :05
OUT Q=GOOD FAITH AND CREDIT.
President Clinton vetoed the bill passed by Congress- saying we don't
have to cut education and Medicare to balance the budget.
The government shutdown does affect Southwest Virginia.
Most of the area's federal workers are being told to stay home, until an
agreement is reached.
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Scott Prince is live at the Poff Federal Building.
Scott, how are the different agencies handling the situation?
Jean, the three federal agencies most affected by the shutdown here are
Social Security, Veterans Affairs and the I- R- S.
Surprisingly, each had a different way of handling the furlough.
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SUPER=01-Jim May/Veterans Affairs; :07
SUPER=01-Jemma MacPhail/Furloughed Worker; :26
OUT Q=furloughed tomorrow
(( A postal meter could be heard clear across the room
Natsound (postal meter)
It was the only thing making noise at the Veterans Affairs office.
IN Q=I was required
((JIM MAY/VETERANS AFFAIRS: I WAS REQUIRED BY LAW TO INFORM THEM THAT THE
OFFICE WAS CLOSED AND SEND THEM HOME. ALL EXCEPT 4 OTHERS I'M KEEPING HERE IN
CASE OF AN EMERGENCY. ))
OUT Q=an emergency
The scenario was a little bit different at the Social Security office.
Workers stayed until 11:30.
Then they were told to go home.
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IN Q=I may have
((JEMMA MACPHAIL/FURLOUGHED WORKER: I MAY HAVE TO CASH IN SOME SAVINGS BONDS.
I'M O.K. THIS MONTH. ))
OUT Q=this month
Meanwhile everyone worked a full day at the I- R- S.
But in all likelihood, almost all of 40 staff members will be furloughed
As far as the I- R- S is concerned, quarterly taxes will be collected, but
there won't be a taxpayer helpline.
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(Question: What about social security and veterans checks.
Social Security checks will not be affected by this.
But Veterans checks could be delayed unless an agreement in Washington is
made by next week.)
Many people throughout the region were expecting a heavy dose of winter
In Alleghany County, Virginia Department of Transportation workers were
ready for snow and poised for action.
While there was some snow in the area, there wasn't nearly enough to put
V-DOT into action.
Officials say road surface temperatures rose during the early morning which
resulted in wet, but clear roads.
No delays were reported and traffic moved smoothly all day.
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A few weather related school closings for tonight and tomorrow.
A Campbell County woman was killed this afternoon when her van collided
with a school bus near Rustburg.
The accident happened at about 3:45 on Route 24 just east of Rustburg High
Police say the bus had slowed down to drop off students when a van
travelling westbound saw the bus' flashing lights and hit the brakes and
skidded into the front of the bus.
The driver of the van 33-year old Laura Glass Barringer of Concord was
killed in the accident.
A witness says the victim was wearing her seatbelt.
About 45 students were on the bus--no one was injured, just a little shaken
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Still to come on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- the man accused of being a cross-country
serial killer makes his first court appearance.
And the search continues for two suspects in connection with a bank robbery
in Lynchbrug this morning.
A report on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, a behavioral condition that
effects millions of Americans.
Plus, the chemical causes of agression....scientists believe they've
identified a primary trigger.
The Chicago Bulls hope to use their own bag of tricks against the Orlando
Plus Mike will tell us if a banged up Michael Jordan will play tonight that
story later on NEWS-7 at FIVE.
The man accused of killing at least four women in four states has been
ordered held without bond.
At today's hearing in Kentucky, Glen Rogers refused to enter a plea.
((JUDGE WILLIAM CLOUSE/MADISON COUNTY DISTRICT COURT: IT IS MY UNDERSTANDING
THAT THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, THE STATE OF FLORIDA, THE STATE OF LOUISIANA, THE
STATE OF MISSISSIPPI HAVE ARREST WARRANTS OUT AND THERE IS AN ARREST WARRANT
OUT FOR PENDING AGAINST YOU PRESENTLY IN THE STATE OF KENTUCKY.))
SUPER=01-Judge William Clouse/Madison Co. District Court; 00
OUT Q=state of Kentucky."
SUPER=03-Madison Co, KY/Yesterday;
Rogers was arrested yesterday after a high-speed chase.
IN Q=nat sound
((BULLETS FIRING AT CAR.))
OUT Q=nat sound."
Today Rogers' attorney said his client is invoking his right to remain
silent and not speak to any police officers.
Lynchburg police are searching for two men they say robbed the First
Virginia bank on Main Street this morning.
The robbery happened just before ten.
Employees say two men entered the bank and demanded money.
No weapon was ever shown.
The pair left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash in a brown paper
Police searched the immediate area but found "no" sign of the suspects.
One is described as a light-skinned black male-- about five-feet seven, with
a medium build.
He reportedly was wearing a gray hooded jacket, blue jeans and a red bandana
across his face.
Police say the other suspect is also a light-skinned black male-- about six
He was last seen wearing a white long sleeve t-shirt with red lettering,
blue jeans, a baseball hat and a red bandana across his face.
The former Salem City Councilman who took thousands of dollars from the
local rescue squad, plead guilty to grand larceny this afternoon.
Garry Lautenschlager (LOWT-uhn-SHLAY-guhr) had admitted embezzling squad
funds and using the money for his own benefit.
Investigators believe he took more than 24- thousand dollars between
January, 1992 and December, 1994.
Though there is still some disagreement over the exact total,
Lautenschlager has made restitution to the squad.
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((JACK GREGORY/LAUTENSCHLAGER'S ATTORNEY: HE IS STILL VERY HIGHLY THOUGHT OF IN
THIS COMMUNITY AND WE HOPE TO BE ABLE TO SHOW THE COURT THAT 20 YEARS OF
COMMUNITY SERVICE WELL BEYOND WHAT ANYONE EXPECTS A PERSON TO GIVE IS WORTHY OF
SOME CONSIDERATION, AND HOPEFULLY HE WILL.))
SUPER=01-Jack Gregory/Lautenschlager's Attorney;
OUT Q=of some consideration.
Lautenschlager will be sentenced in January.
There are more and more women in Virginia's prisons- Now it's creating a
human rights crisis.
That's according to prison advocates who testified before Virginia's Crime
Ellen Qualls is in our Richmond newsroom.
What are the big problems talked about today?
Jean, the real concern is access to medical care, particularly in the area
of reproductive health.
Virginia has moved rapidly from one to four overflowing women's prisons, and
today lawmakers took notice.
IN Q=In too many
((KATHLEEN KENNEY/OFFICE OF JUSTICE AND PEACE: IN TOO MANY INSTANCES THEIR
MEDICAL TREATMENT IS TERRIBLY INADEQUATE, PERHAPS EVEN INHUMANE. VIRGINIA
SHOULD BE ASHAMED TO TREAT HUMAN BEINGS THE WAY WE TREAT OUR FEMALE INMATES.
EVEN INCARCERATED PERSONS HAVE HUMAN RIGHTS AND SHOULD BE TREATED WITH
SUPER=01-Kathleen Kenney/Office of Justice and Peace;
OUT Q=with dignity.
Crime Commission members say they thought medical treatment problems had
been cleared up two years ago.
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IN Q=I'm somewhat distressed
((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM/D-ROANOKE: I'M SOMEWHAT DISTRESSED TO HEAR THAT IT HAS NOT
BEEN DONE. AND I THINK WE NEED TO ASK AGAIN AND SEE THAT WOMEN INMATES ARE
GIVEN ADEQUATE MEDICAL CARE.))
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((THIS IS THE FIRST I'VE HEARD OF THIS... TAKE A LOOK-SEE SYSTEM WIDE.))
SUPER=01-Del. Andy Guest/(R) Front Royal; :11
OUT Q=system wide.
(question: Where did the three new women's prisons come from?)
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By now it is obvious the snow did not come our way-- so what did happen to
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There was a lot of expectation, but in the end, very little snow appeared
this morning, and the storm is now moving out of the region.
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Patrick Evans joins us from the National Weather Service Office in
Blacksburg, where forecasters are watching the storm's progress and can give us
some insight into why the snow was a "no-show."
SUPER=01-Jan Jackson/NWS Meteorologist;
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Stick around for more News-7 at Five-- the Virginia Tech Hokies talk about
their big game on the road against U-V-A-- that report in tonight's Two Minute
On Health Check-- if you have thoughts that you just can't seem to get rid
of, or maybe you find yourself constantly checking things over and over-- this
report on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder may be of interest.
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Topping tonight's Health Check report: At the Centers for Disease Control
in Atlanta, thousands of federal
workers were sent home today because of the budget standoff between the
President and Congress.
Only about 400 C-D-C workers out of 65-hundred remained on the job,
guarding against public health threats.
New studies confirm what's long been suspected: Low levels of the chemical
serotonin in the body spur aggressive behavior in humans.
Researchers at Yale and the University of Texas altered diets to create low
levels of serotonin-- and showed that otherwise healthy people turned more
Autistic individuals were also found to be more aggressive.
Serotonin is a chemical that communicates between the brain and cells.
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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder can be devastating for sufferers and their
About five million people are affected by the combination of recurrent,
persistent obsessions and repetitive behaviors that comes with O.C.D.
The disorder is the topic of a seminar tonight at Lewis Gale Clinic--
Two professionals and a physician will serve as guest speakers, including
Bill Ford, an O-C-D patient from Milwaukee.
SUPER=01-Bill Ford/OCD Patient; :
Mr. Ford joins us in our studio.
First of all, I heard Obsessive Compulsive Disorder almost cost you your
What are some of the other symptoms-- aside from constantly checking?
I know O.C.D. can be treated with medication and behaviour therapy? Is that
what it took to get you past this condition?
Though you are well on the road to recovery, in what ways does O.C.D still
creep into your life?
For those interested, tonight's public forum will be held at the Lewis
Gale Foundation Auditorium, from 7 to 8:30. You can just show up tonight, and
the program is free.
Bill Ford, thanks for joining us.
Now, let's head into the Sports Office for two minutes of the days top
sports news, with Mike Stevens.
Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your Tuesday ticker. it was the 20th
ranked Virginia tech Hokies turn to talk to the media about this weekend's
season finale against Virginia today.
SUPER=03-Washington D.C./Hokies vs. Owls; :00
The Hokies are heading into this Saturday with a lot of confidence after
securing the school's first ever Big East title at RFK.
Tech wracked up 38 points against the Temple, but the fighting Gobblers
know UVa's defense is much tougher.
IN Q="They try...
SUPER=01-Byran Still/Virginia Tech Flanker; :00
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Coach; :12
OUT Q=...on injuries, Mike"
The Chicago Bulls are in Orlando tonight trying to break the Magic's 34 game
homecourt winning streak and deliver the payback punch for last year's loss in
SUPER=03-Orlando/This Afternoon; :00
Michael Jordan is less than 100 percent with a banged up finger on his
shooting hand, but he will play, and he says he's in much better shape than he
was last year when the Magic made the Bulls disappear.
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((MICHAEL JORDAN/BULLS CAPTAIN:))
SUPER=01-Michael Jordan/Bulls Captain; :00
OUT Q=...GAME OF BASKETBALL.
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From one Carolina King to the other.
Richard Petty made it official today that he is planning to get into politics
on a state level next year.
Petty's campaign chairman says the King has begun a fund raising effort to
challenge democratic incumbent Rufus Edmisten for the state's Secretary of
The King is a long time republican and he served as county commissioner in
Randolph County for 16 years.
Coming up at six, Bill Foster talks about Tech's first preseason hoop ranking
in ___ years.
I'll see you in a little over a half hour.
Have a good night everybody.
take a break
The Prince of Wales celebrated his birthday on the road.
Prince Charles turned 47 today in Potsdam Gemrany.
He spent the day touring a castle where children from the International
School of Berlin sang "Happy Birthday" to him.
And of course they let him eat cake--- before visiting a new airplane
factory opened by BMW and Rolls Royce in 1993.
Princess Diana was also making headlines todays.
She announced she will give her first solo British television interview to
There's no word on when it will air or if it'll be carried in the U-S.
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Tobacco is the state's number one cash crop, but perhaps nowhere is it more
profitable than in Southside.
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Teresa Hamilton joins us from our Danville newsroom with a look at part two
of our special series, Tobacco-- Under Fire.
Jean, with tobacco under scrutiny, some critics say it's time for
farmers to be searching for an alternative crop.
But for the thousands of Southside tobacco farmers nothing compares to the
money tobacco brings in.
Unlike most crops, tobacco is federally regulated, which helps ensure a
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((LARRY MCPETERS/HALIFAX CO. EXTENSION AGENT: AT THIS TIME, THERE IS NOT A CROP
THAT SUBSTITUTES FOR FLUE CURED TOBACCO FROM AN INCOME STAND POINT THAT IS
SUPER=01-Larry McPeters/Halifax Co. Extension Agent; :00
OUT Q=is legal.
Tonight on NEWS-7 at SIX we'll talk with farmers who've tried their hand at
other crops-- like broccoli.
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Jean, even those who raise cattle say nothing brings in the money like
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