Up next on News 7 at five-
Where will the Oklahoma Bombing trial take place? A judge begins hearing
And the pilot in yesterday's fatal military crash lost another Navy
fighter plane last April. We'll have details.
Winter type precipitation is set to return to southwest and central Virginia.
Details straight ahead.
On Health Check-- some good news this time in the fight to cure AIDS.
It's being called the most potent treatment to date to help people with the
The Federal Building Bombing rocked Oklahoma City- but will the trial
take place there?
That's the question a judge begins deciding today.
GRAPHIC=NEWS-7 AT FIVE
Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at FIVE, I'm Jean Jadhon.
People filled up the courthouse for today's hearing.
SUPER=03-Oklahoma City, OK;
Lights flashed and sirens blarred while the suspects were brought in.
People who were affected by the blast also filed in to tell the court what
((JENINE GIST/VICTIM'S MOTHER: WELL OUR DAUGHTER WAS KILLED IN THE MURRAH
BUILDING AND WE FEEL LIKE WE NEED TO SHOW SUPPORT FOR THE VICTIMS.))
((ARLENE BLANCHARD/SURVIVOR: IT WOULD JUST BE AN INCONVENIENCE. IT HAPPEND
HERE. IT SHOULD BE HERE IN OKLAHOMA.))
SUPER=01-Jenine Gist/Victim's Mother; 00-04 quick!!!
SUPER=01-Irene Blanchard/Survivor; 05
OUT Q=HERE IN OKLAHOMA."
But lawyers for suspects Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols say too many
people know about the bombing in Oklahoma.
And they say people are too emotionally connected to the case.
The hearing is expected to last several days.
Prosecutors will seek the death penalty against the Army sergeant
accused of the Fort Bragg sniper attack-
SUPER=03-Fort Bragg, NC;
Police say Sgt. William (KROYT-sir) Kreutzer killed one soldier and
wounded 18 others in the pre-dawn strike last October.
He's charged with one count of pre-meditated murder and 18 counts of
The Maryland man was taken to his hearing wearing a bulletproof vest-
Kreutzer did not enter a plea at todays arraignment.
The pilot of yesterday's fatal military plane crash- had lost a Navy
Last April, pilot John Bates lost control of another F-14.
He and his radar officer ejected safely but an invesitagion found pilot
error partially responsible.
Today military crews found the body of Bates and his radar officer amid
the rubble of yesterdays crash near Nashville.
((REAR ADMIRAL SKIP DIRREN/U.S. NAVY: HE WAS FULLY QUALIFIFED TO COME BACK AND
FLY AIRPLANES AGAIN THAT IS NOT UNUSUAL IN OUR SERVICE WHEN WE DO AN
INVESTIGATION AND AN EVALUATION BOARD.))
SUPER=01-Rear Admiral Skip Dirren/U.S. Navy;
OUT Q=an evaluation board."
Investigators had delayed removing the bodies while they surveyed the
The plane crashed into a Nashville subdivision also killing three people on
How are the candidates faring on the road to the White House?
According to the Alaska straw poll, frontrunner Bob Dole is anything but...
Pat Buchanan is in the lead with 33 percent of the votes.
Steve Forbes was second with 31 percent.
Senator Dole trailed far behind the two leaders, getting just 17 percent.
Among the others candidates, Alan Keyes got 10 percent of the votes
and Phil Gramm 9 percent. Lamar Alexander had ONE percent.
IN Q=i do believe
((PHIL GRAMM/R-CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT: THERE REALLY IS NO FRONTRUNNER IN
THIS CASE. I THINK ONE THING STEVE FORBES' MONEY HAS PROVED BEYOND A SHADOW OF
A DOUBT IS BOB DOLE'S SUPPORT ALWAYS WAS TISSUE PAPER THIN.))
SUPER=01-Phil Gramm/(R) Candidate for President;
OUT Q=tissue paper thin.
On the surface, the Alaska straw poll doesn't mean much.
But a win could give a candidate momentum as the official nomination
process gets underway.
In other stats-- Recent Research shows Dole and Forbes in a dead heat in
next month's New Hampshire presidential primary.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Don't go away--there's more news heading your way--
The Rotary Club hopes to prevent house fires. This comes after several
recent devastating blazes in the Roanoke Valley.
And on Health CHeck-- news from Richmond on efforts within the General
Assembly to help those who suffer hearing loss or carpal tunnel syndrome
because of their jobs.
Our own human cookie monster is tracking local Girl Scouts and Brownies.
He has a live update on the cookie drive-- as the news continues.
TAPE#595-37 from 96-10
One man was shot and another seriously beaten yesterday after a fight in
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./Last Night;
The incident in the Callands (CAL-ends) section of the county happened about
10 last night, on state route 969.
Officials say Keith Harris was shot once in the stomach. He's in the
hospital in stable condition.
Authorities believe Harris was fighting when he was shot.
The other man, Carl McKinley, was beaten on the head during the fight.
He was treated and released at a Danville hospital.
No arrests have been made.
A Bedford County man could spend the next 30- years in prison for the murder
of his live-in girlfriend last June.
A jury last night convicted Bolling of second degree murder in the shooting
death of 27 year old Torina Lynn Wright.
Bolling's attorney argued the shooting was accidental, but prosecutor Randy
Krantz says Bolling deliberately shot Wright during an argument.
IN Q=The jury rejected
((RANDY KRANTZ/PROSECUTOR: THE JURY REJECTED THE THEORY THAT IT WAS AN ACCIDENT
IN THIS CASE. I THINK THEY SAW THE CASE FOR WHAT IT WAS, THAT IT WAS A
MALICIOUS ACT AND THAT'S WHAT I HAD ARGUED TO THE JURY THAT WHAT SEPARATES
MANSLAUGHTER FROM MURDER IS MALICE.))
SUPER=01-Randy Krantz/Bedford Co. Prosecutor; :00
OUT Q=from murder is malice.
The jury also recommended Bolling pay a 30 thousand dollar fine.
He'll be sentenced later.
The computer system that would make Virginia's massive welfare reform effort
manageable is broken.
And the Allen Administration has yet to decide whether to pull the plug or
IF the problems can be fixed.
Ellen Qualls is in the state capitol newsroom.
What's wrong with this system?
LIVE=Ellen via state microwave
Too little time, money, and attention to development over the last five
years, only two of which have been Allen Administration responsibility.
But the key is that some kind of working computer system is vital to welfare
IN Q=We're not
SUPER=01-Clarence Carter/Acting Social Services Commissioner; :00
SUPER=01-Del. Marian Van Landingham/(D) Alexandria; :10
SUPER=01-Del. Andy Guest/(R) Front Royal; :26
OUT Q=tremendous investment.
(( sot 06:20:33
((CLARENCE CARTER/ACTING SOCIAL SERVICES COMMISSIONER: WE'RE NOT GONNA TURN SO
Lawmakers got their first briefing today.
((DEL. MARIAN VAN LANDINGHAM/D-ALEXANDRIA: WELL THE ANSWERS WE GOT WERE A
LITTLE FUZZY. IT'S LIKE WELL WE THINK THERE ARE SOME PROBLEMS WITH THE WAY IT
WAS IMPLEMENTED. IT WAS AN IN-HOUSE PROJECT. WE DON'T THINK IT WAS WORKING
THAT WELL. WE'VE DECIDED TO REVIEW AND THEN DECIDE WHAT TO DO NOW. THEY DON'T
SAY WHY THE MESS WAS MADE SO TO SPEAK. WHY IT WASN'T DONE RIGHT THE FIRST
((DEL. ANDY GUEST/R-FRONT ROYAL: THEY HAVE A REAL PROBLEM AND THEY'VE SPENT 17
MILLION DOLLARS TO DATE. AND NOW THEY'RE WONDERING AS TO WHETHER THEY CONTINUE
WITH THE SYSTEM AND ITS DEVELOPMENT OR WHETHER THEY START AGAIN. I MEAN THAT'S
ONE TREMENDOUS INVESTMENT.))
News 7 was able to get a confidential administration memo that details some
of the problems.
They start at the beginning, but add that budget cuts crippled the
department's ability to make the changes needed with the new welfare law. This
system has to incorporate 12- thousand different rules and laws.
((Q&A Is there an estimate on the cost to fix it, and is it in the Governor's
Yes-- the confidential memo says 84- million more dollars to get it up and
running for five years. No -- it's not in the Governor's budget.))
The tragic fires recently are making folks more aware of fire prevention and
The Rotary Club of the Roanoke Valley is doing its part in the fight
Local Rotary Clubs are donating 800 smoke detectors to fire departments in
Roanoke County, Roanoke City, Salem, and Vinton.
The fatal fire last week on Stewart Avenue motivated Club members.
WITH the four-thousand-dollars worth of smoke detectors--Rotarians hope to
increase the TIME fire fighters and residents have to save lives--TIME that was
NEEDED in recent fires.
IN Q=But in this case
((BRIAN DUNCAN/ROTARY CLUB OF THE ROANOKE VALLEY PRES.; BUT IN THIS CASE, THE
NEED WAS AND IS A LITTLE TIME. WE CAN'T ROLL BACK THE HANDS OF TIME, BUT WE
CAN GIVE THE ROANOKE VALLEY DEVICES THAT GIVE ITS FAMILY THE TIME THEY NEED TO
GET OUT OF HARMS WAY.))
SUPER=01-Brian Duncan/Rotary Club of the Roanoke Valley Pres.;
OUT Q= of harms way.
Roanoke City residents interested in smoke detectors or home insepctions can
contact the fire department at 981-2327.
Do-Si-Dos, Samoas, the ever popular Thin Mints and many more--
The drive is officially on for Girl Scout Cookies sales throughout the
(patrick ad lib)
stocks bump next
It's that time of year again, when you might hear a knock at the door and
have the chance to buy--you guessed it--GIRL SCOUT COOKIES!
DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
The annual effort to raise funds is underway, and Patrick Evans has the
story of this year's cookie drive.
SUPER=01-Kathy Campbell/Troop 40 Leader;
DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN
health music under
Stick around--- You may hear the roar at the Round House tonight-- we'll
have a live report--rink-side in tonight's Ticker.
On Health Check-- the costs of health care.
Just as in real estate, the golden rule of American medicine seems to be:
location, location, location.
IN Q=This is a
((THIS IS A CRAZY FIELD, WHERE WE ARE ALMOST DEFYING THE LAWS OF SUPPLY AND
OUT Q=supply and demand.
health bump next
One scientist calls the latest development in AIDS research "wonderfully
exciting"-- the most potent treatment yet for people with the disease.
The new drug Crixivan when combined with two drugs already on the market--
A-Z-T and 3-T-C may provide a potent triple-punch combination that suppresses
IN Q=After four
((MARK BOWERS/SAN FRANCISCO AIDS FOUNDATION: AFTER FOUR MONTHS NO VIRUS WAS
DETECTABLE IN THE BLOODSTREAM OF 24 OUT OF 26 OF THE PEOPLE WHO GOT THIS
((PAT CHRISTEN SAN FRANCISCO AIDS FOUNDATION: 90-PERCENT OF THE INDIVIDUALS
WITH HIV DISEASE IN THESE STUDIES WHO RECEIVED THIS COMBINATION THERAPY CEASED
TO HAVE DETECTABLE AIDS VIRUS IN THEIR BLOOD AND THAT IS VERY EXCITING AND
HOPEFUL NEWS BY ANY MEASURE. ))
SUPER=01-Mark Bowers/San Francisco AIDS Foundation; :00
SUPER=01-Pat Christen/San Francisco AIDS Foundation; :07
OUT Q=any measure.
A-Z-T and the new drug, Crixivan, are known as protease inhibitors, because
they interrupt the life cycle of the AIDS virus-- but don't kill it.
There's still no data though on just how long they can keep the virus at
The new drug may be available this spring.
A year's supply of it, and the other medications, could tally up to
GRAPHIC=CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME
In Richmond, a House of Delegates committee has voted that employees who
suffer from hearing loss or carpal tunnel syndrome should be able to claim
workers compensation benefits.
Virginia's workers-compensation system will pay for medical expenses and
lost wages for work-related illnesses.
But it doesn't pay for injuries caused by years of repeated stress --
so-called cumulative-trauma injuries.
Last year, Governor Allen vetoed a similar bill, saying it would increase
the cost of workers' comp insurance and drive business out of the state.
Also at the State Capitol-- the Senate has approved a bill that would
remove a law requiring health officials
to get written permission from parents before they can share immunization
Some lawmakers say the existing consent clause has caused confusion,
leading to fewer children being properly immunized.
Only 48-percent of kids in the state under age two have up-to-date
immunizations against diseases such as tetanus, whooping cough and diphtheria.
GRAPHIC=health care costs
Some news about the nation's health care costs.
Two new surveys that indicate costs for patients in health
maintenance organizations -- H-M-Os -- were either flat or declining last
year, while traditional insurance continued to rise.
A survey by a benefits consultant shows total spending for health benefits
provided by U-S employers rose two-point-one percent in 1995.
Another survey indicates that health care costs for 120 large employers
will increase at an average rate of three percent during this year.
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, increases between ten percent
and 18 percent were commonplace.
Researchers at Dartmouth Medical School have mapped health care in the
U.S., and their atlas shows a starling pattern-- it's often where you live that
determines both the kind and the cost of medical care.
SOT ***QUICK IN!!!***
IN Q=The wide variation
SUPER=01-Karen Davis/Commonwealth Fund; :00
SUPER=01-Dr. John Wennberg/Atlas Principle Investigator; :40
OUT Q=down the road
IN Q=The wide
((KAREN DAVIS/ HEALTH CARE RESEARCHER COMMONWEALTH FUND: THE WIDE
VARIATION REVEALED BY THE STUDY IS DISTURBING.AND I THINK IT POINTS TO THE
NEEDS OF QUALITY STANDARDS IN THIS COUNTRY. ))
OUT Q=this country.
But researchers found little evidence that patients received inadequate
care anywhere in the country-- but the treatments doctors prescribe do vary
Whether it's mammograms or prostate biopsies, whether it's in patient or
out-patient care for pneumonia or gastroenteritis, where you live seems to
determine what you get.
To treat heart disease, doctors in the East seem to perform more open
heart surgery-- while doctors in the West rely more on medication and diet.
But in Virginia-- Norfolk and Arlington are at opposite ends of the
IN Q=What does not
((DR. JOHN WENNBERG/ATLAS PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR: WHAT DOES NOT
MAKE SENSE IS THAT IF YOU LIVE IN REGION X YOU SHOULD GET 3 TIMES AS MUCH CARE
AS IF YOU LIVE IN REGION Y WHICH MAY BE JUST 20 MILES FURTHER DOWN THE ROAD.))
OUT Q=down the road.
Some doctors say there's just one solution-- for patient to become more
involved in designing the kind and cost of care they receive.
The Round House is the place to be tonight--as Nashville invades the Star
FOr more on that and other sports of the day-- let's check in with Mike
Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your Tuesday ticker. We start on the
freezer floor over at the Roanoke Civic Center where the Express is gearing up
for a non divisional battle with Nashville.
double box-mike /steve
Steve Mason is at the Round House with tonight's pre game X's and O's.
Mike, tonight's game pits Nashville's high powered offense against the
Express's stingy defense. The Knights lead the entire league in scoring with
227 goals so far this season.
Roanoke has allowed 3 goals or less in it's last five of six games.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Friday Night; :00
The Express is coming off perhaps it's best weekend of hockey all season.
Friday night, Roanoke beat the best team in the league in Richmond 4-3
SUPER=04-Saturday Night; :
And then the team came back Saturday and defeated the East Division's
second place team in Hampton Roads 1-nothing. Daniel Berthiaume notched his
second shutout of the season. Berthiaume is 8 and OH in shootouts.
But, the Juice might be in the cage tonight. Matt DelGuidice will give
Berthiaume a break for two reasons. One, because Juice played for Nashville
last year and Express sources say he did not get along with Nashville coach
Mark Kumple, also the Express will need Bert rested for this weekend when
Roanoke plays Richmond Hampton and Raleigh all on the road,
double Box/Mike & steve
Mike at six, we will interview Jeff Jestadt and Dave Stewart live, Mike.
The Magic Johnson show returns to the Fabulous Forum in Inglewood tonight as
the Lakers host the Warriors.
SUPER=03-Inglewood, CA; :00
Magic was the center of attention to say the least this afternoon at the
He won't start tonight but he will play sometime after the pregame vocalist
sings the phrase "home of the brave."
IN Q="I will not...
((DEL HARRIS/LAKERS HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Del Harris/Lakers Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...HERE ON TIME."
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Night; :00
The Virginia Tech Hokies improved to 14 and 2 overall last night as they beat
St. Joseph's 85-to-76 at the Cassell.
The Hokies got balanced scoring for the second straight game, putting four
players in double figures and giving 8 players qualify minutes.
IN Q="I'm really...
((BILL FOSTER/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Bill Foster/Va. Tech Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...THE UNDERDOG."
The Hokies are back home tomorrow night taking on UNC-Greensboro.
I'll be back at six.
Have a good night everybody.
take a break
Steve Lu is a Freshman at California State University.
He doesn't know what he wants to major in-- and while that doesn't sound so
consider this: Steve is TEN years old.
His mom walked him to class for the first day of school yesterday.
He has an IQ of 194 and took the SAT when he was just nine.
Steve will take 13-credits-- including biology, English, music and computer
Although his strengths are said to be science and math, Steve says he has
no idea what he wants to be when he grows up.
(toss to robin)
(robin tosses to jean)
An abandoned and condemned church in Giles County is being born again.
double boxes Jean/Keith
Keith Humphry is here to tell us about Habitat for Humanity's renovation
plans at Bethel United Methodist.
Jean, freed slaves built Bethel in the 1860's.
The church was a thriving African-American congregation for more than a
It was condemned in 1993, 10 years after its final service.
Now Habitat for Humanity is renovating it into a three-bedroom home.
United Methodist church officials will donate the building next month.
double boxes Jean/Keith
We'll have more on the project on News-7 at Six.
(ad lib bye)