Up next on News 7 at Five-
The State police will investigate rape charges against two Tech Football
Schools were closed again today. What's the verdict for tomorrow? We'll
Doppler radar is tracking a batch of rain showers moving into the highlands
of Virginia. Temperatures are comfortably in the 50s tomorrow.
In Martinsville, Memorial Hospital is celebrating success with it's CARE
It's cardiac rehabilitation-- designed to get heart patients back in the
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IN Q=They did
((THEY DID FIVE BYPASSES AND HERE I AM AND I FEEL BETTER THAN I EVER DID. ))
OUT Q=ever did.
IN Q=If a state
((EILEEN WAGNER/BRZONKALA'S ATTORNEY: IF A STATE POLICE INVESTIGATION WILL
TURN THE HOT LIGHT OF TRUTH ON THIS, THAN THAT'S WHAT WE'VE GOT TO HAVE.))
OUT Q=got to have.
Virginia Tech and the attorney for a woman who says she was raped by two
football players hail a move by Attorney General Jim Gilmore.
GRAPHIC=news-7 at five
Good evening this is News-7 at FIVE, I'm Jean Jadhon.
The Attorney General's office has ordered a State Police probe into the
alleged rape of Christy Brzonkala (bron-KA-la).
Tonight, Brzonkala's attorney in her 8 million dollar civil suit is praising
the Attorney General.
Jim Gilmore says attorney Eileen Wagner inspired him to request the
Ellen Qualls is in the state capitol newsroom.
Jean, it is a year and a half old case of an alleged rape by two Virginia
Tech football players.
But civil attorney Eileen Wagner says she merely asked Jim Gilmore for his
public statements on the issue of sexual assault -- and got a state police
investigation to boot.
((EILEEN WAGNER/BRZONKALA'S ATTORNEY: THIS WAS A LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS. IT'S
AN INDICATION THAT THERE ARE MANY SERIOUS THINKING PEOPLE WHO UNDERSTAND HOW
PROFOUNDLY DAMAGING THIS SORT OF THING IS -- NOT JUST TO THE VICTIM BUT TO THE
ENTIRE FABRIC OF HIGHER EDUCATION.))
((ATTORNEY GENERAL JIM GILMORE: IT'S EMPHASIZED THE IMPORTANCE THAT WE ATTACH
TO SEXUAL ASSAULT HERE IN THIS OFFICE. I'VE TRAVELLED ACROSS THE COMMONWEALTH
INCLUDING TO VIRGINIA TECH TO ADDRESS THIS ISSUE AND TO SENSITIZE PEOPLE ON IT
ON THE CAMPUSES. IN THIS INSTANCE, WE CAN'T REALLY DISCUSS THE INVESTIGATION
OTHER THAN TO SAY THAT IT IS INTENDED TO PRODUCE THE FACTS.))
SUPER=01-Eileen Wagner/Brzonkala's Attorney; :00
OUT Q=the facts.
(ad lib Tech's response)
((Q&A=What is the status of the civil cases?))
It changes the way Americans receive television, telephone and computer
President Clinton today signed the Telecommunications bill into law.
((THIS LAW IS TRULY REVOLUTIONARY LEGISLATION THAT WILL BRING THE FUTURE TO OUR
OUT Q=TO OUR DOORSTEP."
The bill allows broadcast and telephone companies to move into each others'
It also calls for an anti-smut provision... that would outlaw transmission
of indecent material.
But the American Civil Liberties Union is challenging that-- saying minors
have First Amendment rights too.
((STEVEN SHAPIRO/ACLU LEGAL DIRECTOR: IF A LAW GOES INTO AFFECT IT IS GOING TO
PROHIBIT MINORS FROM RECEIVING A GREAT DEAL OF INFORMATION WE ARE
CONSTITUTIONALLY ENTITLED TO RECEIVE ANd THEN IN SOME CIRCUMSTANCES IT MIGHT BE
LIFESAVING FOR THEM TO RECEIVE.))
SUPER=01-Steven Shapiro/ACLU Legal Director;
OUT Q=FOR THEM TO RECEIVE."
The ACLU says its crucial that minors have access to information on AIDS
prevention and sexual abuse.
And it says indecent is different from obscene material.
In our area, a number of companies appear ready to take on the challenges
and opportunities the telecom reform provides.
Bell Atlantic will enter several new ventures at once, including long
distance service, and cable television.
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((DON REID/BELL ATLANTIC: THIS ALLOWS US TO USE THE VERY LATEST TECHNOLOGY TO
PROVIDE CABLE T-V, OR THE VIDEO DIAL TONE AS WE CALL IT, TO THE SUBSCRIBERS IN
SUPER=01-Don Reid/Bell Atlantic;
OUT Q=in many areas.
It could take a while before cable T-V rates head downward if at all.
The legislation keeps many providers regulated through 1999.
The telecom reform has a number of other interesting provisions.
For example, a T-V company could own stations that reach up to 35 percent of
the national T-V audience.
The existing limit is 25 percent.
The holiday is ending for public school students in Roanoke City and
Tomorrow, they'll return to classes on their regular schedules.
Tonight, Joe Dashiell is in the newsroom with that story.
Jean, the announcement may bring a sigh of relief from parents,
but today we found that students aren't giving up their unscheduled vacation
without a grumble.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Caleb Dawson/Roanoke Co. Eighth Grader; :15
OUT Q=as you can in the snow.
((With the thaw now in high gear, and more asphalt clear of ice, children
traded their sleds for cycles today.
Despite a week without classes, many haven't tired of their taste of
freedom... even if it means making up school days later.
IN Q=I think it's fun
((CALEB DAWSON/ROANOKE CO. EIGHTH GRADER: I THINK IT'S FUN TO BE OFF OF SCHOOL
HERE BECAUSE WE GET TO PLAY AROUND IN THE SNOW AND SLED AND STUFF, BUT DURING
THE SPRING YOU CAN'T DO AS MUCH AS YOU CAN IN THE SNOW.))
OUT Q=as you can in the snow.))
Outside of the Roanoke Valley, most schools in western Virginia will be in
session on Friday, but many will be running on delayed schedules.
Jean, we will run all of the school closing information right after News 7
(QUESTION: HAVE SCHOOL OFFICIALS DECIDED HOW TO MAKE UP DAYS LOST TO THE SNOW?)
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Straight ahead-- officials in the Dominican Republic say there's no hope of
finding any survivors in a plane crash off the coast.
And in Craig County the school superintendent isn't stepping down,
following a recent fuel leak at the High School-- we'll explain.
On Health Check, an update on the condition of AIDS patient Jeff Getty, who
recently underwent a unique bone marrow transplant.
Plus-- Heart Score '96 continues, with a report on strokes, and AGE.
The travels of the Grateful Dead are in the spotlight on the Roanoke
Patrick has a live report-- when NEWS-7 at FIVE continues.
Aviation experts are trying to piece together why a Boeing 757 crashed off
the coast of the Dominican Republic
189 people were aboard.
Today rescuers widened their search but found no survivors.
So far the bodies of 126 people have been recovered.
Rescue workers also found the plane's wheels.
It's the worst flooding in Oregon in 30 years.
The drinking water is cut off to the state Capital of Salem.
Portland's usual source of water is shut off too.
Homes across the state are flooded.
((MY DAUGHTER NOTICED SOME WATER COMING IN THROUGH THE KITCHEN AND IT WAS LIKE
ALRIGHT, WE'LL GET IT WITH SOME TOWELS AND IT WAS JUST COMING IN TOO FAST.))
OUT Q=COMING IN TOO FAST."
Things are not much better in Washington state, where mudslides forced a
train off the tracks and sent homes into the water.
The superintendent of Craig County Schools won't leave his post unless he's
Tuesday, the board of education passed a motion ASKING for Dallas Helems'
He would not comment on camera, but says he plans to honor the remaining 18
months of his contract.
School Board Chairman James Cady says he CAN do that... at least for the
IN Q=Unless he chooses
((JAMES CADY/CRAIG CO. SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: UNLESS HE CHOOSES TO TURN IN HIS
RESIGNATION, MR. HELEMS REMAINS SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS IN CRAIG COUNTY. THE
ACTIONS LEFT FOR THE BOARD TO DO IS POSSIBLY GETTING A VOTE FOR TERMINATION. ))
SUPER=01-James Cady/Craig Co. School Board Chairman;
OUT Q=for termination
The vote was brought on by new board member Hettie Farley.
She says there have been questions surrounding Helems leadership ability--
and a recent fuel leak at Craig County High School was the straw that broke the
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((HETTIE FARLEY/CRAIG COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD: NINETY- NINE PERCENT OF THE CALLS
I'VE RECEIVED HAVE SAID THANK YOU FOR HAVING THE GUTS AND LISTENING TO THE
COMMUNITY AND LOOKING OUT FOR THE GOOD OF THE COMMUNITY. ))
SUPER=01-Hettie Farley/Craig Co. School Board Member;
OUT Q=good of the community
Members could vote for Helems' termination at next month's board meeting.
The late Jerry Garcia from the Grateful Dead is remembered on the campus of
Roanoke College...in a traveling program..."the Music Never Stops."
(patrick ad lib)
stocks bump next
Jerry Garcia may be gone, but fans of the Dead, and scores of
necktie-owners across America, have not forgotten the rock-n-roll great.
Few bands have attract a following like the Grateful Dead, which is a
culture unto itself,DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
as Patrick Evans explains live from a Jerry Garcia Celebration.
(ROLL OVER INTERVIEW)
DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN
health music under
Stick around Mike has the starting lineup for this weekend's Busch Clash in
On Health Check-- we'll head to Martinsville, we're they're working out and
It's the Cardiac Rehabilitation program, designed to give heart patients a
new outlook on life.
IN Q=What they start
((WHAT THEY START HERE THEY HAVE TO CONTINUE, IT'S A LIFE-LONG THING. IT'S NOT
JUST WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR 12 WEEKS AND THAT'S GOING TO CURE THEM, IT SOMETHING
THEY HAVE TO DO. WE TEACH THEM TO MAKE LIFESTYLE CHANGES. ))
OUT Q=lifestyle changes.
health bump next
It's was not good news, for the prognosis of Jeff Getty, the AIDS patient
who underwent an unconventional transplant two months ago.
Doctors say they have found few baboon bone marrow cells in his marrow.
Still, Getty says he's feeling better than he did before entering the
hospital for the transplant of marrow from a baboon.
Doctors hoped that would boost his failing immune system.
Heart-Score '96 continues, today's topic-- strokes and age.
Though strokes are often thought of as a disease of the elderly, that is in
fact, a dangerous myth.
IN Q=I can't tell
((DR. ERIC RAPS/UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA MEDICAL CENTER: I CAN'T TELL YOU
THE NUMBER OF YOUNG PEOPLE I'VE SEEN WHO ARE HYPERTENSIVE, CIGARETTE SMOKING,
TYPE A INDIVIDUALS WITH VERY LABILE BLOOD PRESSURE WHO HAVE SUFFERED FROM
SUPER=01-Dr. Eric Raps/Univ. of Pennsylvania Medical Center; :
OUT Q=from stroke
Five to ten percent of strokes occur in people under age 45.
Many of those could be prevented with lifestyle changes.
As is the case for stroke survivors, those who've suffered a heart attack
or heart surgery may find their lives to be completely altered.
For many, it begins with a new health regime.
At Martinsville Memorial Hospital, they're making that transition easier,
with their CARE program-- it's Cardiac Rehabilitation.
IN Q=I've learned that
SUPER=01-Dr. Slayton Myers/Cardiac Patient; :00
SUPER=01-Steve Stevenson/Cardiac Patient; :08
SUPER=01-Loretta Moyer-Clark/Cardiac Rehab Specialist; :20
SUPER=01-Russell Lutz/Cardiac Patient; 1:16
OUT Q=there for them.
IN Q=I've learned
((DR. SLAYTON MYERS/CARDIAC PATIENT: I'VE LEARNED THAT I HAVE TO EXERCISE ON
A REGULAR BASIS AND WHEN I DON'T, I CAN REALLY TELL WHEN I HAVEN'T DONE IT. ))
OUT Q=haven't done it.
butt butt butt butt
IN Q=My doctor
((STEVE STEVENSON/CARDIAC PATIENT: MY DOCTOR TOLD ME I NEEDED THE PROGRAM FOR
REHABILITATION. I WAS APPREHENSIVE AT FIRST BUT ONCE I GOT INTO IT, IT'S JUST
THE GREATEST THING THERE IS.))
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butt butt butt
IN Q=Ultimately the
((LORETTA MOYER-CLARK/CARDIAC REHAB SPECIALIST: ULTIMATELY THE GOAL OF CARDIAC
REHAB IS TO HELP PEOPLE FROM BEGINNING TO END, THEY'LL NOTICE AN INCREASE IN
THEIR OVERALL ACTIVITY TOLERANCE, THEY'LL BE ABLE TO DO MORE THINGS WITH LESS
EFFORT. AND WE HAVE MEASURABLE OUTCOMES AND YOU HAVE A STRESS TEST AT THE
BEGINNING AND A STRESS TEST AT THE END AND THEY KNOW THEMSELVES BEFORE THEY DO
THAT THAT THEY'RE BETTER.))
OUT Q=they're better.
The Cardiac Rehab program is recommended for patients with heart
conditions, as a way to insure the start of a healthier lifestyle.
There's health education, nutrition counseling, and of course this
SUPERVISED exercise that makes the heart so much stronger.
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((THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITES. IT MAKES YOU SWEAT A LITTLE BIT. ))
OUT Q=a little bit.
Patient's hearts are continually monitored-- the cardiac room is wired
directly to the I.C.U. and emergency room, lending some comfort to those who've
already been through enough.
IN Q=75 RPM'S NAT SOUND
((75 RPM'S IS WHAT YOU WERE DOING? AT 11? DID YOU GET YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE?))
OUT Q=blood pressure NAT SOUND
butt butt butt butt
IN Q=They did
((RUSSELL LUTZ/CARDIAC PATIENT: THEY DID FIVE BYPASSES AND HERE I AM. I FEEL
BETTER THAN I EVER DID. ))
OUT Q=ever did.
IN Q=A lot of
((LORETTA MOYER-CLARK: A LOT OF DOCTORS WILL SEND PATIENTS HOME AND SAY, IF YOU
WALK TWO MILES A DAY YOU'LL BE OK. AND THE MAJORITY OF PATIENTS, THEY DON'T
FEEL SAFE WALKING ACROSS THE ROOM ALMOST WITHOUT GETTING HEART PALPITATIONS AND
THAT KIND OF THING. IN HERE, THEY'RE ON MONITORS WE CAN WATCH THEM. WE CAN
ENCOURAGE THEM AND WE'RE THERE FOR THEM.))
OUT Q=for them.
The CARE service has been open for just one year.
Tonight, all the patients who've completed 12 weeks of Cardiac
Rehabilitation over the past year are having a graduation party.
Tragic news in the college basketball world.
A player is found dead.
Mike has the latest on this in tonight's Two Minute Sports Ticker.
Good evening everybody and welcome to the Thursday night two minute sports
We begin tonight on a somber, shocking note out of the Atlantic Ten men's
Early this morning 22 year old Dayton University star Chris Daniels was found
dead in his room.
Daniels was the Flyers main man inside leading the team in shooting
percentage the past three seasons.
This year he ranked second in the nation hitting his shots at a 68
A preliminary autopsy failed to determine the cause of death although
Montgomery County, Ohio, Coroner James Davis says there's no evidence of drugs
or alcohol, and Daniels' heart
appears to have been sound.
Lab results will not be available for two to three weeks.
This is second such tragedy Dayton head coach Oliver Purnell has had to
endure in his career.
He was also on the staff at Maryland, when Len Bias died of a cocaine
Turning to baseball, when the Cleveland Indians arrive for spring training
next week in Winter Haven, 44 year old Dave Winfield will not be with them.
After 23 season in the majors, Winfield decided to call it quits today.
The Winston Cup drivers have arrived back at Daytona for the beginning of
Today they stepped off the track and stuck their hand into a black bag and
drew starting positions for Sunday's Busch Clash.
Believe it or not, Rick Mast will start on the pole while Earnhardt and
Gordon bring up the rear. Here's a look at the starting grid.
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Sports chyron motion
IN Q=RICK MAST
OUT Q=...Jeff Gordon.
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Not everyone is hanging out at the beach this week. The folks at the
Martinsville Speedway are pushing the snow and ice out of the way and
continuing construction on their new 68 hundred seat addition in turns three
Tonight at six, Roy Stanley will chat will track President Clay Campbell, and
he'll also give us update on Joey Arrington and JImmy Hensley, who are both
devoting their time solely to the SuperTruck series in 1996.
All that and much more coming your way tonight at six.
Have a safe evening everybody, Jean's coming back with more News 7 at five
right after this.
take a break
Do you know who Rudy Galindo is?
Not many folks do, but this skater is making a name for himself and he's
coming to Roanoke tomorrow.
At 26, the relatively unknown captured the U-S figure skating title two
weeks ago- surprising even himself.
Galindo said this year he told himself not to worry about placement.
((RUDY GALINDO/MEN'S NATIONAL CHAMPION: BEFORE I WAS ALWAYS WORRIED ABOUT WHAT
PLACE I WAS GONNA GET AND WHAT INTERNATIONAL I WAS GONNA GET. THIS YEAR I JUST
SAID JUST HAVE FUN OUT THERE NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO, YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY ARE
STILL GONNA LOVE YOU.))
SUPER=02-Rudy Galino/1996 Men's National Champion; 00
OUT Q=still gonna love you."
Galindo will now go on to the World Competition in Canada.
He is also the newest addition to the Winter Tour of World Figure Skating
The Show is Friday night at the Roanoke Civic Center.
(toss to robin)
(robin tosses to jean)
Join Keith Humphry with more news in 30-minutes on NEWS-7 at SIX--
The School Closings are on the way.