Up next on News 7 at Five-
A Roanoke man claims police brutality- We'll have a live report.
Plus more details on the death of a Radford University Student.
Wind chills well below zero this evening. Then another fast moving storm
will bring more snow showers into the region Tuesday night.
On Health Check-- infertility plagues millions of couples.
We'll have a report on overcoming it for some, and accepting it for others.
IN Q=the two minute
((MIKE STEVENS: THE TWO MINUTE TICKER IS ON THE ROAD ALL WEEK FROM DAYTONA
BEACH FLORIDA. COMING UP TONIGHT AT FIVE, THE FIRST OF OUR WEEK LONG REPORTS
FROM THE TRACK AS SPEEDWEEKS 96 CONTINUES.))
OUT Q=speedweeks 96 continues
IN Q=we don't want
((WE DON'T WANT THIS TO HAPPEN TO ANYBODY ELSE, WE WANT THIS CUT OUT, BECAUSE
IT WAS JUST WRONG... IT WAS JUST WRONG.))
OUT Q=just wrong.
A confrontation with Roanoke City Police sends one man to the hospital-- he
says officers used excessive force.
GRAPHIC=news-7 at five
Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at FIVE, I'm Jean Jadhon.
SS=roanoke city seal
Steven Leftwich is claiming police brutality, but Roanoke City police say he
Ron Jones is at Police Headquarters with an update.
Jean there are two internal affairs investigations going on right now... one
with the city police and the other with the state police...
(roll cue.... out in court.")
IN Q=30-year-old Steven
SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning; :00
SUPER=01-Steven Leftwich/Defendant; :38
SUPER=01-William Hyden/Driver; :48
OUT Q=him get beat.
(( 30-year-old Steven Leftwich entered the court room with an eye closed
shut, scratches and a swollen face.
He alleges Roanoke City Police officers beat him without cause.
However, police contend Leftwich resisted arrest and attacked two officers
and a State Trooper.
The incident happened Sunday morning on Campbell Avenue around 3:30.
The driver William Hyden says the police pulled him over for a broken
He says during the stop police ordered Leftwich out of the passenger's seat
to question him.
Hyden says that's when the beating began.
We attempted to speak with one of the officers identified by Leftwich, but
he wouldn't talk.
((STEVEN LEFTWICH/DEFENDANT: WE'RE NOT TRYING TO CAUSE A LOT OF TROUBLE, WE
JUST WANT JUSTICE SERVED. WE DON'T WANT THIS TO HAPPEN TO ANYBODY ELSE. WE
JUST WANT THIS CUT OUT BECAUSE IT WAS WRONG... IT WAS JUST WRONG.))
BUTT, BUTT, BUTT
((WILLIAM HYDEN/DRIVER: MY COUSIN WAS TREATED LIKE AN ANIMAL, BEAT DOWN LIKE AN
ANIMAL WHEN HE DID NOTHING TO DESERVE IT. AND THEY HAD ME AT GUN POINT AND
BASICALLY LET ME WATCH HIM GET BEAT.))
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Allegations of police misconduct are also brewing in Danville.
Teresa Hamilton is in our Danville newsroom with more on two federal
Jean, one of the suits was filed by a local businessman.
The other-- by a former Danville police officer who wants his badge and his
He says it all started when he took a phone call from one of his distant
IN Q=The reason
((JEFFREY WILLIAMS/FORMER DANVILLE POLICE OFFICER: THE REASON I BELIEVED HER IS
BECAUSE WHEN SHE BEGAN TELLING HER STORY, SHE BEGAN FROM THE VERY BEGINNING. ))
SUPER=01-Jeffrey Williams/Former Danville Police Officer; :00
OUT Q=from the very beginning.
The allegation brought to Williams' attention came from Pam Carter.
He says he was concerned about the way Carter was treated the night she and
her husband were brought in for questioning surrounding the murder and robbery
of a Winn Dixie store manager.
He says Carter complained she was in handcuffs and so scared she urinated on
No charges related to the case were ever filed against the couple.
But Williams says, voicing his concerns cost him his job.
IN Q=It is a matter of
((BILL HICKLIN/WILLIAMS' ATTORNEY: IT IS A MATTER OF UNWRITTEN POLICY THAT
DECADENCE WON'T BE TOLERATED, THAT ANY INFORMATION REGARDING POLICE MISCONDUCT
WILL BE SQUELCHED. JEFF STEPPED OVER THAT LINE SIMPLY BECAUSE HE THOUGHT HAD
BEEN DONE WAS WRONG. ))
SUPER=01-Bill Hicklin/Williams' Attorney; :34
OUT Q=done was wrong.
Williams isn't the only one to question police misconduct.
One the same day Williams filed his lawsuit, a Danville businessman also
filed a federal suit.
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Sam Sakellaris, Junior says he was beaten by two police officers during a
routine traffic stop.
Republicans predict a record turnout for tonight's presidential caucuses in
IN Q=I SAY
((I SAY VOTE FOR BOB DOLE.))
OUT Q=VOTE FOR BOB DOLE
SUPER=03-Des Moines, IA;
The candidates are working up to the last minute to gain support.
Polls indicate Bob Dole- the likely winner.
((I THINK IF THEY LOOK AT THESE CANDIDATES THERE'S ONE CANDIDATE WITH
EXPERIENCE, ONE CANDIDATE WHO CAN DO IT ON DAY ONE. READY ON DAY ONE.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Bob Dole/(R) Presidential Candidate;
OUT Q=on day one. (double out!)
The big question seems to be who will finish second-
Phil Gramm, Pat Buchanan and Steve Forbes are all hoping for good numbers.
((STEVE FORBES/R- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: FROM THE VERY BEGINNING I WANTED A
PLACE IN THE TOP FOUR IN IOWA, THE TOP THREE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE TOP TWO IN
DELAWARE AND WIN THE ARIZONA PRIMARY ON FEBRUARY 27TH AND USE THAT AS A
SPRINGBOARD TO HELP WIN THE NOMINATION.))
SUPER=01-Steve Forbes/(R) Presidential Candidate;
OUT Q=WIN THE NOMINATION."
College students in Lexington are already predicting a winner in tonight's
republican caucuses -- Bob Dole in a close race.
Students at Washington and Lee University are preparing for the 1996 Mock
Convention- In it, students will predict the presidential nominee for the
Members of the Iowa Delegation interviewed party officials, journalists and
other political observers in the state before giving Dole the edge over Steve
IN Q=He has the best organization
((MARGARET FITTS/IOWA DELEGATION CHAIRMAN: HE HAS THE BEST ORGANIZATION IN THE
ENTIRE STATE. HE IS OF COURSE FROM THE MIDWEST. BEING FROM KANSAS HE HAS
SOMEWHAT THE SAME VIEWS OF THE STATE. HE ALSO HAS DONE VERY WELL WITH ALL OF
THE LOCAL PEOPLE WE'VE SPOKEN WITH, HAVE BEEN SUPPORTING DOLE.))
SUPER=01-Margaret Fitts/Iowa Delegation Chairman;
OUT Q=supporting Dole.
The Mock Convention is scheduled for March first and second.
It will feature remarks by House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Vice-
President Dan Quayle, and Former Education Secretary William Bennett, among
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Straight ahead--the latest on the death of a Radford University student--
And we'll tell you what's being blamed for this chain-reaction accident
involving hundreds of cars in Italy--
On Health Check-- Hair... for those with too much or too little.
We'll have one report on the drug Rogaine.
Plus, we'll tell you about a hair removal procedure known as Body Sugaring.
Dale Jarratt is sitting pretty in Daytona--
And so is Mike Stevens---the Two Minute Ticker travels to Florida for a
live report when NEWS-7 at FIVE continues.
Radford University officials had hoped to learn today what led to the death
of a student found dead in her dorm room Saturday.
But the medical examiner says it will take about two weeks for blood test
The autopsy did conclude that 18 year- old Valerie Alexis Cole did NOT die
of any physical injuries.
The university is planning a service to remember her.
((DOUGLAS COVINGTON/RADFORD UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT: WE WANT TO HAVE A MEMORIAL
SERVICE FOR HER AND WE WANT TO DO WHATEVER WE CAN DO TO BE SUPPORTIVE OF THE
FAMILY, AND WE CERTAINLY WANT TO PUBLICLY EXTEND OUR DEEP SYMPATHY. ))
SUPER=01-Douglas Covington/Radford Univ. President;
OUT Q=our deep sympathy.
Cole's funeral service is set for Wednesday in her home town of Manassas.
She'll be buried Thursday in Quantico.
University officials have scheduled a news conference tomorrow to detail
some of the findings of the campus police investigation.
Fog is to blame for a 300 car pileup in Northern Italy.
SUPER=03-Near Soave, Italy;
Eleven people were killed and hundreds injured-
Helicopters ferried the critically hurt to the hospital, but fog made that
task difficult too.
Rescue teams used blow torches and metal cutters to free people from their
The accidents happened on a stretch between Milan and Venice.
It proved to be a hot potato that Virginia Senators had to put down for a
English as the official language of the Commonwealth.
The bill's supporters say it's in keeping with the message on the Statue of
IN Q=Outstretched arms
((SEN. RUSS POTTS: OUTSTRETCHED ARMS SAID GIVE US YOUR HUDDLED MASSES. YOUR
POOR. YOUR OPPRESSED. AND THOSE WORDS WERE IN ENGLISH. THEY WEREN'T IN
ANOTHER LANGUAGE. THOSE WORDS WERE IN ENGLISH.))
((SEN. CHARLES HAWKINS: IT SAYS WE ACCEPT ALL OTHERS. BUT THOSE THINGS... SO
WE CAN COMMUNICATE WITH EACH OTHER.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Russ Potts/(R) Winchester;
OUT Q=each other.
Opponents say many immigrants are struggling economically, and don't have
time to participate in issues like their children's schooling without some
foreign language help.
IN Q=If we go
((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS/D-ROANOKE: IF WE GO DOWN THIS ROAD OF MAKING ENGLISH AN
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE, WE ARE BASICALLY SLAPPING THESE PEOPLE IN THE FACE.))
OUT Q=the face.
Rocky Mount Democrat Virgil Goode says he'll propose some changes to the
Candidate Number four takes center stage tonight as he applies for the job
as conductor of the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra.
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stocks bump next
The Roanoke Symphony continues it's very public search for a conductor.
Tonight (MING-feng SHIN) Ming-Feng Hsin takes to the podium this evening.
DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Patrick Evans continues his series of exclusive live discussions with each
candidate tonight, coming to us from the Radisson Patrick Henry Hotel in
SUPER=01-Ming-Feng Hsin/Conductor Candidate;
(ROLL OVER INTERVIEW)
DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN
health music under
The man who was the big winner in the Clash yesterday is one of the
favorites to win his second Daytona--
Mike is live in sunny Florida with tonight's Ticker.
On Health Check-- a report on Body Sugaring.
While it's an ancient form of hair removal, it's new to this region.
IN Q=If you keep
((IF YOU KEEP IT UP, IT DOES DIMINISH HAIR GROWTH. ))
OUT Q=hair growth.
health bump next
For more than five million Americans, infertility is a painful fact of
life-- in many ways.
Coping with the inability to have children can put stress on a
relationship-- so can the pursuit of the expensive, high-tech treatments now
IN Q=Till the baby
SUPER=01-Pamela Madsen/Former Infertility Patient; :00
SUPER=08-Dr. Jean Carter/Former Infertility Patient; :28
OUT Q=of communicating.
IN Q=Till the baby
((PAMELA MADSEN/RESOLVE OF NEW YORK: TILL THE BABY WAS IN MY ARM, IT WAS JUST
ONE LONG...THEY SAY IT'S A ROLLER COASTER RIDE BECAUSE IT'S FULL OF PEAKS AND
VALLEYS AND HOPES AND TEARS., ))
SUPER=01-Pamela Madsen/Former Infertility Patient; :
OUT Q=and tears.
But Pamela Madsen succeeded in her fight to have a baby-- through in-vitro
fertilization she now has two children, Others though, like this North
Carolina couple, have learned to accept infertility....calling themselves now
Child-free instead of Child-less.
IN Q=Making the transition
((DR. JEAN CARTER/FORMER INFERTILITY PATIENT: MAKING THE TRANSITION WAS
EXTREMELY DIFFICULT AND THAT TOOK ABOUT TWO YEARS IT WAS A PROCESS OF
RE-DEFINING OUR GOALS, AND COMING TO WANT SOMETHING ELSE OUT OF LIFE BESIDES
OUR OBSESSIVE DESIRE FOR CHILDREN. IT TOOK A LOT OF GRIEVING, GRIEVING THE
LOST CHILD WE WERE NEVER GOING TO HAVE, AND IT TOOK A LOT OF COMMUNICATING.))
Infertility may be the case after a couple has tried for 12 months to
In 40-percent of cases, the problem originates with the male.
Rogaine has been approved for sale over-the-counter.
The baldness treatment should show up on store shelves by April.
The F-D-A cautions the treatment will only benefit certain people with
hereditary hair loss known as male pattern baldness.
The hair growth is gradual, and can take up to four months before results
Those who try it, have to use Rogaine indefinitely to keep the new hair.
The product will sell for about 30 dollars for a month's supply.
A new form of hair removal in Virginia bills itself as being comfortable and
Body Sugaring is an ancient form of hair removal... but only one person in
the state currently performs the procedure on clients.
Beth Myer shows us how it's done.
IN Q=The paste used
SUPER=01-Kym Purdy/Body Sugaring Consultant; :16
SUPER=01-Deborah Robertson/Client; :59
OUT Q=For Health Check, I'm Beth Myer.
(( The paste used to remove the hair is made of sugar and water, so no
chemicals are involved.
It's warm, but not hot when applied.
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IN Q=This is room temperature
((KYM PURDY/BODY SUGARING CONSULTANT: THIS IS ROOM TEMPERATURE AND THERE IS
LESS A CHANCE OF HAVING A BURN. IN ELECTROLOGY, THERE'S NEEDLES. I DON'T
PENETRATE THE SKIN AT ALL WITH THE SUGAR. ))
OUT Q=with the sugar.
Purdy rolls the paste over the skin and pulls gently to remove the hair. Small
areas on the face take about 15 minutes.
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IN Q=That's very dense
((KYM PURDY/BODY SUGARING CONSULTANT: THAT'S VERY DENSE HAIR RIGHT HERE, I CAN
REMOVE UP TO 500 HAIRS IN ONE TREATMENT. ))
OUT Q=in one treatment.
Side effects are minimal, but there is usually some minor reddening of the skin
right after the treatment.
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IN Q=Today I'm going to
((DEBORAH ROBERTSON/CLIENT: TODAY I'M GOING TO HAVE IT DONE AND I ALREADY HAVE
PLANS TO GO SHOPPING. ))
OUT Q=go shopping.
10 48 34 00 - 10 48 46 00
IN Q=There, little white
((KYM PURDY/BODY SUGARING CONSULTANT: THERE LITTLE WHITE PINHEADS MIGHT FORM
IN A COUPLE OF DAYS. I TELL THEM TO KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF OF IT, KEEP IT CLEAN
AND IT WILL DISAPPEAR. MOST PEOPLE DON'T EXPERIENCE THAT. ))
OUT Q=don't experience that.
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IN Q=I've had waxing
((DEBORAH ROBERTSON/CLIENT: I'VE HAD WAXING, ELECTROLYSIS, BLEACHED, BEING A
DARK HAIRED WOMAN, I'M GOING TO HAVE FACIAL HAIR AND I DON'T WANT IT TO SHOW.
THIS IS THE BEST PROCESS I'VE EVER DONE. ))
OUT Q=ever done.
Body sugaring costs a couple dollars more that waxing. Treatments for body
hair are usually once every four to six weeks. Facial hair is treated once
every two to four weeks.
For Health Check, I'm Beth Myer.))
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This week traditionally starts the racing season-- unlike football the
racing superbowl is held at the beginning of the season.
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Mike Stevens is in Daytona Beach Florida with a live report.
SUPER=06-Daytona Beach, FL;
(roll cue: "... a Dale other than Earnhardt is dominating Daytona so far this
SOT ** rolled from truck**
SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL/This Morning; :00
SUPER=01-Dale Jarrett/Quality Care Ford Driver; :15
SUPER=04-Busch Clash/CBS; :32
SUPER=01-Ned Jarrett/Dale's Dad; :43
SUPER=01-Eddie Wood/Wood Brothers Crew Chief; 1:26
OUT Q=rules any more ha ha ha ha.
SUPER=06-Daytona Beach, FL;
(mike ad lib)
(toss to break)
watch out for flying b-roll
The depositions in the wrongful death civil suit against O-J Simpson
But sources say talk and not enough money could make Simpson's defense team
call it quits.
Apparently Simpson's lawyers are strongly considering packing it in because
of Simpson's public comments and concerns he won't be able to pay all his legal
The sources say Simpson's insurance company still has not agreed to foot the
bill for fighting the wrongful death.
(toss to robin)
(robin tosses to jean)
With spring coming, runners have some better weather to look forward to.
double boxes Jean/Keith
But Keith Humphry says they may not be able to look forward to two big races
traditionally held in the spring.
What's going on Keith?
Jean the sponsors of the Roanoke Valley's two largest road races will not
back the events this year.
Shenandoah Life says a systems conversion and a major renovation will keep
it from sponsoring its four-miler for the ninth year.
And First Union will no longer back the five-and-10-k runs that take place
during Festival In The Park.
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We'll have that story and more in about a half hour on News- 7 at six.
(ad lib bye)