Up next on News 7 at five-
The First Lady has her chance to tell everything to a Grand jury. We'll
have a live report.
A man is arrested-charged with setting a fire in Roanoke.
Plus one of the region's biggest success stories in business is now
What a mess...first cold rain then too much rain. Be on your toes,
On Health Check-- Tallying the cost of strokes, which strike half a million
Americans every year.
Plus, looking to England, with a new way to treat infertile men-- allowing
them to father their own children.
((I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER THE GRAND JURY'S QUESTIONS AND LOOKING FORWARD TO TELLING
EVERYTHING I KNOW.))
OUT Q=EVERYTHING I KNOW."
The First Lady says she wants to tell all.
Today she gets her chance.
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GRAPHIC=news-7 at five
Good Evening this is NEws-7 at FIVE, I'm Jean Jadhon.
Hillary Rodham Clinton is before a Whitewater Grand Jury-
She's answering questions about how her law firm records turned up at the
White House- a full two years after they were subpoenaed.
Regina Blakely is covering the proceedings- she joins us now from
Washington with the latest.
cut to reggie
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SOT ROLLED FROM THE PATH
SUPER=07-Hillary Rodham Clinton;
SUPER=03-The White House;
SUPER=01-Mike McCurry/White House Press Secretary;
OUT Q=the truth
((As she arrived at US District Court in Washington, Mrs. Clinton was greeted
with signs indicating the political divisiveness resulting from the Whitewater
HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON: I'M HAPPY TO BE HERE, ANSWER ALL THE GRAND JURY'S
QUESTIONS, HELP THEM WITH THEIR INVESTIGATION
Mrs Clinton was brought to the grand jury under subpoena to answer questions
about the recent discovery of legal billing records which indicate the extent
of her work for Madison Guaranty, the Arkansas Savings and Loan at the center
of the Whitewater controversy.
Special Prosecutor Kenneth Starr has wanted those documents for 2 years and
while Mrs. Clinton is not a target of the investigation, Starr now wants to
know why they were found by an administration aide who testified last that she
found them in a private room of ther third floor of the White House.
The White House said the President and First Lady did talk before she left for
the courthouse but did not discuss the substance of her testimony.
MIKE MCCURRY/WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY: THE PRESIDENT WAS THERE TO REASSURE
HER, TELL HER THAT HE LOVES HER AND THAT SHE'LL DO A GOOD JOB AND THE GRAND
JURY WILL SEE THAT SHE IS TELLING THE TRUTH JUST AS SHE HAS ALWAYS BEEN TELLING
(reggie tosses back)
A joint investigation by the Roanoke City Fire and Police Departments has
lead to the arrest of a Roanoke man.
20 year old Phillip Vincent Orren was arraigned on arson charges this
morning- for a house fire on Patterson Avenue earlier this week.
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Denise Allen is in the newsroom with more on the investigation.
Denise, is this the only charge Orren is facing?
Jean, the Commonwealth's Attorney says they will likely present additional
charges when the grand jury convenes in February.
In addition to the Patterson Avenue fire, investigators have been looking
into a rash of fires in the southwest part of Roanoke.
Eight empty buildings have burned in recent days.
According to the Commonwealth's Attorney's office, Orren told police he was
involved in the Patterson Avenue fire and several others.
IN Q=based on
((BETTY JO ANTHONY/ASST. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: BASED ON HIS STATEMENTS TO
POLICE THERE WILL BE A NUMBER OF INDICTMENTS TO ACCOMPANY THE WARRANT.))
((MARLAN MORRIS/ASST FIRE MARSHAL: THE OTHER FIRES WE WERE HAVING IN THE AREA
SEEMED TO HAVE SIMILAR PATTERNS. MOST OF THEM OCCURRED IN EITHER ABANDONED
BUILDINGS OR BUILDINGS IN THE PROCESS OF RENOVATION. THEY STARTED IN THE REAR
OF THE STRUCTURE.))
SUPER=01-Betty Jo Anthony/Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney; :00
SUPER=01-Marlan Morris/Asst. Fire Marshal; :08
OUT Q=OF THE STRUCTURE
Orren has only been charged in the Patterson Avenue fire.
He was arraigned this morning on charges of arson of an occupied dwelling.
His court date is set for February 14th.
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(questions: Denise what led investigators to Phillip Orren?)
Apparently the neighbors have been very co-operative during this
So those interviews and evidence collected at the scene prompted officials to
seek out Orren.
A big setback for a company that's been one of the region's big success
Computer network maker Litton-Fibercom will eliminate a quarter of the jobs
at the company, because of a lack of business.
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Len Besthoff says workers got the word around lunchtime.
Len, how many jobs are we talking about?
The cuts affectSUPER=@Len1;
a total of 51 hourly and salaried employees.
IN Q=It was just
SUPER=01-Calvin Allen/Former Litton-Fibercom Employee;
SUPER=01-David Guthrie/Litton-Fibercom Employee;
OUT Q=on with it.
IN Q=It was just
((CALVIN ALLEN/FORMER LITTON-FIBERCOM EMPLOYEE: IT WAS JUST A REDUCTION IN
FORCE. BUSINESS DROPPED OFF AND THEY COULDN'T KEEP GOING AT THE RATE WE WERE
OUT Q=we were going.
The company was hoping federal government work would keep it busy following
the completion of some commercial contracts, but the budget slowdown in
Washington put a temporary halt to that business too...leaving the company no
other choice but to cut jobs.
IN Q=Just a handful
((DAVID GUTHRIE/LITTON-FIBERCOM EMPLOYEE: JUST A HANDFUL OF PEOPLE LEFT TRYING
TO DO EVERYBODY ELSE'S JOB TO STRAIGHTEN THINGS UP AND TRY TO MOVE ON WITH
OUT Q=on with it.
Jean most workers have no hard feelings though, saying the company has
always been a good place to work for.
(QUESTION: WHAT KIND OF JOBS DID THE COMPANY CUT?)
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Straight ahead-- It was ten years ago when the country was paralyzed as they
watched the Space Shuttle Challenger explode.
And a little later on--- students at one elementary school are using the
souper bowl to teach them more about math. We'll explain.
On Health Check-- some infants born to mothers with AIDS are staving off the
infection....it's encouraging news
in the search for the cure.
The boyfriend of the girl who's eight and a half months pregnant was in
We'll fill you in as NEWS-7 at FIVE continues.
A Bedford County jury is still hearing evidence in the murder case of 49
year old Joe Gardner Bolling.
Bolling is accused of shooting his girlfriend to death during an argument
In a statement to police that night, Bolling claimed the shooting was
accidental, and that somehow his gun just "went off".
((DET. RICKY GARDNER/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: ))
SUPER=01-Det. Ricky Gardner/Bedford Co. Sheriff's Dept.
OUT Q=i've always thought.
Prosecutors say Bolling's version of the shooting doesn't match up to
evidence taken from the scene.
The trial is expected to wrap up Monday.
A 22 year old man who got a 14 year old pregnant now faces a reduced
charge of sexual Assault in Texas.
Pedro Sotelo made his first court appearance in Houston today.
Police initially believed his girlfriend was only ten. It turns out
she's about 14.
If convicted, Sotelo faces up to 20 years in prison.
The more serious charge carried a 99-year sentence.
You probably remember where you were ten years ago this Sunday.
SUPER=04-January 28, 1986;
That's the day the Shuttle Challenger exploded shortly after liftoff-
((CHALLENGER GO AT THROTTLE UP....SEVEN NAUTICAL MILES.))
OUT Q=SEVEN NAUTICAL MILES."
The disaster wiped out the entire crew- including the first civilian in
space- Teacher Christa McAuliffe.
What does football have to do with music? Usually not much, unless your
name is Mike Reid--
IN Q=Mike Reid no longer...
((PATRICK EVANS: MIKE REID NO LONGER PLAYS ON THE FOOTBALL FIELD, HIS VENUE NOW
IS THE PIANO. HE'S A GRAMMY AWARD WINNING SONGWRITER, HE'S WRITTEN AN OPERA,
AND THE KANDINSKY TRIO WILL BE PERFORMING ONE OF HIS PIECES THIS WEEKEND, WE'LL
TELL YOU MORE ABOUT IT COMING UP ON NEWS 7 AT FIVE.))
OUT Q=NEWS 7 AT FIVE.
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You don't often link football with winning a Grammy Award
But Patrick Evans has the story of a man who rose to the top of his
profession in both Athletics and the Arts.
IN Q=Today we're...
SUPER=21-Patrick Evans; :00
SUPER=01-Mike Reid/NFL All-Pro & Composer; :24
SUPER=04-File Tape; :43
SUPER=07-Kandinsky Trio; 1:11
OUT Q=News 7 at Five.
health music under
Stick around--- Roy has highlights of Tech's loss on the road as well as
some words from the Roanoke Express Head Coach.
And on Health Check--
The latest effort in our region to help save the lives of those desperate
for organ transplants.
We'll hear about the newly-formed Commission on Organ and Tissue donation.
IN Q=Organ donation
((ORGAN DONATION HAS GROWN IN PUBLIC AWARENESS AND PUBLIC ACCEPTANCE
TREMENDOUSLY OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS. ))
OUT Q=of years.
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GRAPHIC=HIV & Infants
The ability of some H-I-V infected infants to stave off AIDS is peaking the
interest of researchers.
Doctors at the Institute of Child Health in London say in the medical
journal "The Lancet" that they don't know how some babies bodies processed the
But if they can find out-- it might help in the search for an AIDS cure.
A breakthrough in England which could allow infertile men to father their
SUPER=03-Nottingham, England; :
The technique has resulted in the birth of a healthy baby girl for Gavin
and Jenni Oxbrugh.
31-year-old Gavin is unable to produce sperm, but there was enough
"pre-sperm" to be inserted into one of his wife's eggs.
IN Q=We believe
((DR. SIMON FISHEL/NURTURE FERTILITY CLINIC: WE BELIEVE THAT THE GENETIC
MATERIAL IS TOTALLY NORMAL AT THIS VERY EARLY PRE-SPERM STAGE, SO BY INJECTING
PRE-SPERM IN THE EGG WE BELIEVE THE GENETIC MATERIAL IS AS NORMAL AS THE FULLY
FORMED SPERM. AND SO ALL WE'RE DOING IS GIVING A HELPING HAND ALONG THE WAY--
WE ARE DELIVERING THAT GENETIC MATERIAL TO THE EGG.
JENNI OXBRUGH/MOTHER: WE'D RESIGNED OURSELVES TO THE FACT THAT WE WERE GOING TO
HAVE NO CHILDREN, THAT IT WAS JUST GOING TO BE THE TWO OF US. BUT THANKFULLY,
SHE'S HERE. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Simon Fishel/Nurture Fertility Clinic; :05
SUPER=01-Jenni Oxbrugh/Mother; :25
OUT Q=she's here.
Doctors are waiting for permission to conduct full clinical trials, which
could eventually permit the technique to be used regularly.
Each year, half a million Americans suffer strokes-- and 150-thousand die.
Now, it's been proven that this major killer is also costing a huge amount
At the University of Iowa, they've tallied up the costs-- concluding that
strokes cost 41-billion dollars each year in medical bills and lost earnings.
The average lifetime cost of a stroke is about 100-thousand dollars.
Each year almost three thousand people die while waiting on the list for an
To help their cause, a new group has formed-- trying to save lives in
The Commission on Organ and Tissue Donation is made up of people in- and-
around the Roanoke Valley.
Members say there's a fear surrounding organ donation and most people don't
like to talk about it.
The commission hopes to change things.
IN Q=Public Awareness
((MARY ALLEN/ROANOKE COUNTY REPRESENTATIVE: PUBLIC AWARENESS TO VARIOUS
ORGANIZATIONS. TO STATE THE IMPORTANCE OF DONATING ORGANS OR TISSUE
Butt these bites please
((TOM REED/VIRGINIA ORGAN PROCUREMENT AGENCY: WE'RE EXTREMELY EXCITED TO BE
PART OF THIS NEW ALLIANCE. I THINK IT'S REALLY THE MOST POSITIVE INITIATIVE FOR
ORGAN DONATION TO REALLY COME ABOUT IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY AND MAYBE EVEN THE
STATE OF VIRGINIA. ))
SUPER=01-Mary Allen/Roanoke Co. Representative;
SUPER=01-Tom Reed/Virginia Organ Procurement Agency; :11
OUT Q=state of Virginia
The group is being modeled after a similar one in Northern Virginia.
Virginia Tech's winning streak ended last night.
The Hokies took their number 8 ranking and lost on the road. Roy has more
on the game in tonight's Ticker.
Thank you Ladies and good afternoon everybody welcome to the week ending
two minute ticker.
Virginia Tech's celebration over its 8-th place ranking and a 9 game
winning streak came to a quick halt last night in the Nation's Capital.
SUPER=03-Washington DC/WUSA; :
Tech ran into a red hot George Washington Team led by Kwame Evans who nails
this jumper for two of his 13 points.
The Hokies never got their offense going on this play Tech turns the ball
over G.W. gets out on the break and scores and draws the foul for the three
The Colonials dominated the SUPER=33-G. Washington/=64/Virginia
Tech/=47;offensive boards hustling for every missed shot and on this play they
get the put back and George Washington rebounds to beat Tech 64 to 47.
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Explorers vs Hokies; :
The Lady Hokies came through with a big win at the Cassell last night.
Michelle Hollister scored a career high 29 points including the winning
basket as Tech beat LaSalle 70 to 65.
SUPER=03-Radford/Flames vs Highlanders; :
In Radford, The Lady Highlanders hosted the Lady Flames of Liberty.
Freshman Kim Hairston keyed a big win She came through with a game high 22
points as Radford gets the big south win over Liberty 104 to 52.
The Roanoke Express plays host to the number one team in the ECHL tonight
at the Round House. The 32-5 and 7 Richmond Renegades will be in town for a
7:30 East Division showdown.
The fifth place Express has had the last five day to prepare for the
Renegades and much of the team's ice time has been spent conditioning.
Due to great goaltending, Roanoke's two wins this season against Richmond
have come in shootouts, and getting to the extra period against the superior
Renegades is something Roanoke is shooting for.
((DANIEL BERTHIAUME/13-8 RECORD IN GOAL:))
((FRANK ANZALONE/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Daniel Berthiaume/13-8 Record in Goal; :00
SUPER=01-Frank Anzalone/Express Head Coach; :14
OUT Q=...make me jealous"
Coming up at six, we will take a closer look at how Express right winger
Jason Clarke has been quietly compiling points as both a bruiser and a scorer,
Plus more from the Tech -G.W. game-- but don't go away. more news 7 at 5 to
How many cans of soup does it take to reach from the office at
Gilbert-Linkous Elementary school to Mrs. Harper's room at the end of the hall?
That's one of the math problems students were figuring out today in
conjunction with a "Souper" Bowl food drive.
Fifth-graders challenged the rest of the school to help benefit the
Blacksburg Interfaith Food Pantry.
((HEIDI HARPER/FIFTH-GRADE TEACHER: IT CAME ABOUT DURING THE SNOWSTORM WHEN WE
BEGAN TO THINK ABOUT A LOT OF PEOPLE BEGIN HOME POSSIBLY NOT HAVING FOOD. ))
((ROBBIE SCHICK/FIFTH-GRADE STUDENT: I THINK IT'S REALLY NEAT TO DO THIS
BECAUSE THERE'S A LOT OF MATH AND STUFF AND I REALLY LIKE MATH. AND I THINK
IT'S REALLY NICE TO DO THIS FOR THE HOMELESS PEOPLE.))
SUPER=01-Heidi Harper/Fifth-Grade Teacher;
SUPER=01-Robbie Schick/Fifth-Grade Student;
OUT Q=the homeless people.
In answer to the first question, students figured they'd need about 735 cans
to reach Mrs. Harper's room.
They fell 19 short, but the food pantry is still 726 cans richer.
(toss to robin)
(robin tosses to jean)
Some Franklin County students are reaching new heights... after a NASA
representative visited their school this morning.
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Keith Humphry is in the newsroom with the far- out details.
Jean, NASA has developed a workshop called Urban Community Enhancement...
Someone from the space program travels around the country giving hands- on
Today, that representative landed at Glade Hill Elementary school.
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We'll blast off with that story in about a half hour on News 7 at six.
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