Up next on News 7 at Five-
Minors who get abortions may soon be required to notify their parents.
We'll have a live report from Richmond.
A homemade bomb goes off in a Southwest Virginia school.
Plus it's a match of a different kind for Andre Agassi. We'll tell you
what's up with his love life.
Well it is here again..more cold air. Readings will drop into the teens as we
head into the weekend.
On Health Check-- the debate over employees with repetitive motion injuries
should receive workers compensation benefits.
Plus, the cost of health care....from the emergency room.
IN Q=As a woman
((ROBIN DEJARNETTE/FAMILY FOUNDATION: AS A WOMAN I SUPPORT THIS. AS A
PRO-FAMILY PERSON I SUPPORT THIS. I THINK IT'S A WONDERFUL DAY FOR VIRGINIA.))
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((SEN. JANET HOWELL/D-RESTON: I THINK THIS IS A PROFOUNDLY SAD DAY FOR THE
WOMEN OF VIRGINIA.))
OUT Q=of Virginia.
Parental notification for minors who get abortions- has Virginia Senate
Seventeen years of battles over abortion -- and parental notification has
finally cleared the hurdle of the Senate.
Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at Five, I'm Jean Jadhon...
The Governor calls it "true parental notification" because it has NO
exceptions for teens to notify other adult relatives.
Ellen Qualls is in our Richmond newsroom.
How did this vote take place?
Ever since November 8th, anti- abortion supporters have known they had the
votes in the Assembly.
It took a lot of strategy however, to get parental notification past the one
Senate committee that's bottled it up for years.
IN Q=But the Senate
SUPER=01-Karen Raschke/Planned Parenthood of Va.; :20
SUPER=01-Anne Kincaid/Governor's Spokeswoman; :29
OUT Q=getting the abortion.
(( But the Senate voted, 20- 19, that the issue could be tacked onto another
bill about mental health care.
The one missing vote was Botetourt's Bo Trumbo, who took a walk on the issue
because he thought it was getting too political.
In the end, Trumbo was one of the 25 votes out of 40 to pass parental
notification for pregnant teens.
((KAREN RASCHKE/PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF VA.: TEENAGE WOMEN TODAY. AND WE'RE
TOMORROW. I DON'T DOUBT IT FOR A MINUTE. WE ARE TOMORROW. ALL OF US ADULT
WOMEN WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE ABORTION RESTRICTIONS TOMORROW. WE ARE NOT
((ANNE KINCAID/GOVERNOR'S SPOKESWOMAN: YOU KNOW IT'S SUCH HISTRIONICS AND
HYSTERIA. THIS BILL IS NOTIFICATION. NOT CONSENT. ALL IT IS SAYING IS THAT
IN THIS CRITICAL TIME OF A YOUNG GIRL'S LIFE, THAT HER PARENTS MUST KNOW ABOUT
IT. NOT TO COERCE HER INTO DOING SOMETHING DIFFERENT FROM GETTING THAT
ABORTION. THEY CAN'T EVEN STOP HER FROM GETTING THE ABORTION.))
Along with this milestone today, another bridge was crossed in the Senate on
the abortion issue.
A bill outlawing feticide -- the pre-meditated killing of a fetus outside of
abortion -- also passed the Senate on a 26- 13 vote.
That recognizes a fetus as a person in the criminal part of the law.
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Abortion rights activists call that the slippery slope toward outlawing
(questions: So does this amended parental notification bill go back to the
Yes, but it is expected to pass easily there. It already passed on its own
merits earlier this session.)
New York Republicans are trudging through snow and freezing rain to vote
in today's primary.
SUPER=03-Staten Island, NY;
Bob Dole is expected to grab the lion's share of New York's 102 delegates.
But Steve Forbes says he's gaining momentum- He campaigned in New York City
((STEVE FORBES/R- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I THINK WE'RE GONNA DO BETTER THAN
THE POLLS AND POLLSTERS AND PUNDITS PREDICT. AS OUR MESSAGE GETS ACROSS, I
THINK THE PEOPLE DO REALIZE THERE'S A POSITIVE DIRECTION AMERICA CAN TAKE THAT
OUR PROPOSALS ARE DESIGNED TO ENABLE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TO HAVE A BETTER
CHANCE TO GET AHEAD.))
SUPER=01-Steve Forbes/(R) Presidential Candidate;
OUT Q=CHANCE TO GET AHEAD."
Senator Bob Dole was in Miami wooing Cuban-American voters.
Dole called the four American pilots shot down last month- heroes.
He said he'll urge the President to bring those responsible to justice.
((SEN. BOB DOLE/R- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: INDICT THE KILLERS OF THESE INNOCENT
AMERICANS IS THE LEAST WE CAN DO TO HONOR THEIR MEMORY. IT IS RIGHT. IT IS JUST
AND IT MUST BE DONE WITHOUT DELAY.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Bob Dole/(R) Presidential Candidate;
OUT Q=done without delay."
Meanwhile Pat Buchanan was bashing Dole in Tennessee- attacking his stance
((PAT BUCHANAN/R- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: BOB DOLE WAFFLES ON THE ISSUE AND HE
DUCKS THE ISSUE OF ABORTION. LET ME TELL YOU ON THE ISSUE OF ABORTION, PAT
BUCHANAN IS RIGHT TO LIFE ALL THE WAY. APPLAUSE.))
SUPER=01-Pat Buchanan/(R) Presidential Candidate;
OUT Q=life all the way. cheers."
Both the Tennessee and Florida primaries are part of Super Tuesday next
A South Boston man charged with first degree murder was released today on
25-thousand dollars bond.
26- year old Barry Dwight Thomas, Junior was arrested last night.
He's accused of fatally shooting 33 year old Anthony Meadows once in the
chest with a small caliber pistol.
The incident happened around 10-30 last night at a trailer home on Route
809- East of Turbeville (TURBA-VILLE).
IN Q=It seems
((LT. EARNEST POWELL/HALIFAX CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: IT SEEMS THERE HAD BEEN SOME
TYPE OF DOMESTIC DISPUTE BETWEEN FRIENDS, TWO WOMEN AND TWO GUYS, AND THERE HAD
BEEN A PARTY GOING ON AND THEY HAD A DISAGREEMENT. ))
SUPER=01-Lt. Earnest Powell/Halifax Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :00
OUT Q=had a disagreement.
The Sheriff's Department says Thomas' girlfriend lived at the trailer home.
It believes the victim may have hit his girlfriend which prompted the
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Straight ahead on NEWS-7 at FIVE--
Finally some good economic news in Martinsville following a week of massive
And authorities in Floyd County say a homemade bomb that exploded in a
toilet at a school is no joke.
Some words of wisdom for those who are grieving.
That's coming up on Health Check.... plus, the cost of health care-- some
worry it may be penny wise and pound foolish.
The Harlem Globtrotters have invaded the Star City--
Jay Moore has a live report, still to come on News-7 at FIVE.
waiting on super na065 first attorney who speaks.
After six hours of deliberations, a jury finds subway bomber Edward Leary
The 50 year old was convicted of attempted murder, assault and other
SUPER=03-New York/December 1994;
Leary set off homemade firebombs on two New York City Subway trains in
((THE JURY HAS SPOKEN. THEY'VE RENDERED THEIR VERDICT. WE OF COURSE DO NOT
AGREE WITH IT.))
OUT Q=agree with it."
The defense said a mixture of prescription drugs made Leary insane.
Police found an injured Leary, at another subway station.
He originally claimed he was a victim before admitting he set off the bombs.
Two students may face criminal charges for setting off a homemade bomb at
Floyd County High School.
The device was set off in a boys locker room toilet, which shattered from
School principal Norman Blanchard downplayed the incident, calling it a
prank that happens at nearly every school.
But Commonwealth's Attorney Gino Williams is taking it much more seriously.
((GINO WILLIAMS/FLOYD CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: WHATEVER OCCURRED WE'RE
GOING TO TREAT FAIRLY SERIOUSLY THROUGH THE COURT PROCESS, BECAUSE IT CLEARLY
COULD HAVE INJURED SOMEONE OR MORE THAN ONE PERSON HAD THERE BEEN ANYONE ELSE
AROUND WHEN THIS, WHATEVER TYPE OF DEVICE IT WAS WENT OFF. ))
SUPER=01-Gino Williams/Floyd Co. Commonwealth's Attorney;
OUT Q=it was went off.
Williams expects to charge the 14 and 15 year old boys with manufacturing
an explosive device- which is a felony.
The principal suspended both students for ten days, but the school board has
the option of imposing a harsher punishment.
A big boost for the Martinsville-Henry County economy- which has suffered a
string of job losses lately.
American Fiber Industries of California will move into an empty warehouse in
It'll make pillows and other related items.
IN Q=As far
((GREG PARBS/AMERICAN FIBER INDUSTRIES: AS FAR AS THE HOURLY RATE, WAGES, WE'RE
LOOKIN' AT ANYWHERE FROM FIVE-50 TO A SIX DOLLAR START. AND WE'VE GOT SOME
JOBS ON INCENTIVE AND THINGS THAT WILL HOPEFULLY BRING PEOPLE TO OUR DOORS.))
SUPER=01-Greg Parbs/American Fiber Industries;
OUT Q=to our doors.
At first the company will hire 100 people.
But that number could go as high as 250.
Martinsville and Henry County beat out several competitors in the Carolinas
for American Fiber Industries.
The recruiting effort began several months ago with a tip from the state
department of economic development.
The tune "Sweet Georgia Brown" can probably be heard in downtown Roanoke
Jay Moore is checking out some fancy basketball skills with a Harlem
Globetrotter--he'll have a live report ahead on NEWS-7 at FIVE.
stocks bump next
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Don't go away-- the Virginia Tech Hokies are less than two hours away from
tip off in the Atlantic-10 Conference Tournament.
And on Health Check--
The joys and sorrows of parenthood do not end with death.
We'll talk to mother turned writer Shelly Wagner-- she's trying to help
others by chronicling her journey through the grieving process.
IN Q=It's clearly
((IT'S CLEARLY A PERVASIVE KIND OF THING FOR A FAMILY. THE FAMILY STRUGGLES
TOGETHER. IF THEY STRUGGLE TOGETHER THEY'LL SURVIVE. ))
OUT Q=they'll survive.
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GRAPHIC=carpal tunnel syndrome
Last week, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled that workers who suffer carpal
tunnel syndrome or "Cumulative Trauma" injuries on the job CANNOT collect
workers compensation benefits.
This week, the General Assembly's House Majority Leader Dick Cranwell
introduced a bill that WOULD define carpal tunnel syndrome and hearing loss as
diseases covered by workers comp benefits.
The legislation received overwhelming endorsement the House and faces the
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful, even crippling condition that
develops in the hands, wrists, and arms because of repetitive motion.
Opponents for Cranwell's bill say allowing the condition to be covered
with benefits wil drive up costs for employers.
GRAPHIC=emergency care costs
When you're experiencing a true medical emergency, it's likely MONEY isn't
the foremost thing on your mind.
But two new studies are published in the New England Journal of Medicine on
the costs of emergency care.
On one hand, research finds that patients who pay out of pocket for
emergency treatment make fewer visits to the E-R.
Patients with the most life-threatening emergencies still come, but those
with head trauma, chest pain, asthma and sickle cell complications used the
E-R- less often-- possibly hard pressed to know whether their condition is a
IN Q=Then we're expecting
(( DR. KATHLEEN SCHRANK/EMERGENCY ROOM PHYSICIAN: THEN WE'RE EXPECTING THE
PUBLIC WHO ARE NOT MEDICALLY TRAINED TO DETERMINE ON THEIR OWN WHETHER THEY
HAVE AN EMERGENCY CONDITION OR NOT. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Kathleen Schrank/Emergency Room Physician; :
OUT Q=or not.
A second study shows that the true cost of an E-R- visit is only about
20-dollars more than a doctor's office.
It's an unthinkable tragedy-- the death of your child...but one,
unfortunately that many parents endure.
To shed some light on this journey, and to help herself heal, mother-and
now-writer Shelly Wagner of Norfolk has charted the road in "The Andrew Poems."
We talked with her earlier today, before she speaks tonight, at Hollins
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IN Q=When the child
SUPER=01-Shelly Wagner/Mother & Writer; :16
OUT Q=forgive everything.
It's been eleven years that Shelly Wagner has been grieving, it was then
that her five year old son Andrew drowned in the river behind her house.
Her book, "The Andrew Poems" is a book of truths on getting yourself-- or
someone else-- past the pain.
IN Q=When the
((SHELLY WAGNER/MOTHER & WRITER: WHEN THE CHILD DIES OR WHOEVER IT IS, DIES, GO
OUT AND BUY SOMETHING WITH THAT CHILD'S NAME ON IT. I THINK THE ISSUE IS WE
CANNOT AFFORD FOR THEM TO BE FORGOTTEN. IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE THAT THEY MUST BE
ENORMOUSLY MEMORIALIZED. JUST THAT THEY DON'T STOP COMING UP IN CONVERSATION.
THERE'S TWO WAYS I THINK TO LOSE SOMEONE YOU LOVE, THE FIRST WAY YOU KNOW
EXACTLY, YOU KNOW THE DETAILS.
FOR ME IT WAS SIX O'CLOCK ON JULY 26 IN MY BACKYARD, IN MY RIVER BUT THE SECOND
WAY THAT I COULD HAVE LOST ANDREW, I WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN ABLE TO TELL YOU THE
DAY. BUT IT WOULD HAVE BEEN WHEN I NOTICED NOONE EVER MENTIONED HIM AGAIN.
BUT THAT DEATH DOESN'T HAVE TO OCCUR.))
OUT Q=have to occur.
For Wagner, poems fill a void of grief and pain-- that couldn't be read
in someone else' book.
More than a decade later, these still seem to be open wounds-- but she's
trying to live by her own words.
IN Q=In the end
((IN THE END WHEN IT'S ALL SAID AND DONE WHAT THEY MUST TRY TO DO EVENTUALLY
THOUGH THEY WON'T WANT TO AT FIRST IS LIVE THEIR LIVES FULLY AND THEY MUST LOVE
AS MUCH AS THEY DID BEFORE LOVE WAS LOST AND FORGIVE EVERYTHING.))
OUT Q=forgive everything.
Wagner's reading, presented by Good Samaritan Hospice and the Hollins
College Scholars will be held tonight at 7 p-m. at the College's Talmadge Hall.
It is free to the public.
The presentation tonight is in memory of Hollins Junior Ann Harper-- she
died this past Thanksgiving.
GRAPHIC=breast cancer awareness
The U-S Postal Service has entered the ring, in the fight against breast
100-million 32-cent commemorative stamps will be issued this June,
depicting Breast Cancer Awareness.
Before Mother's Day, the Postal Service will make four million brochures
available, featuring the personal stories of people affected by the disease.
The nationally ranked Virignia Tech Hokies are in the city of brotherly love
Mike has more on the tournament--as well as some boxing news in tonight's
Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your Thursday Ticker. The Virginia Tech
Hokies are about an hour and a half away from their 7pm tip off against Rhode
Island in the Atlantic 10 tournament.
SUPER=03-Philadelphia/Last Night; :00
Last night the Rams dominated La Salle to earn their second chance against
the Hokies. Tech beat Rhode Island in overtime in the two school's only meeting
this season and the Hokies realize the stakes are high.
((ACE CUSTIS/13.6 PTS & 9.8 RBS PER GAME:))
SUPER=01-Ace Custis/13.6 Pts. & 9.8 Rbs Per Game; :00
OUT Q=...our style of game"
With an NCAA bid all but locked up, the Hokies are approaching the A-10
tourney with the double edged sword theory; although the winning the
championship would be a first for any of these Gobblers.
((BILL FOSTER/VIRGINIA TECH HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Bill Foster/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...following week"
If Tech can win tonight the Hokies will next play the Temple Owls.
John Chaney's team beat Xavier this afternoon in the quarterfinals 67-to-50.
Also this afternoon in the A-10,
SUPER=03-Philadelphia/A-10 Network; :00
The Massachusetts Minutemen advanced to the semi-finals with a 69-to-56 win
over St. Bonaventure.
Marcus Camby was held to just 12 points.
But Carmello Travieso picked up the slack with a game high 21 points.
The Minutemen are now 29-and-1 on the season. They will play the winner or
tonight's George Washington-St. Joe's tomorrow night in the A-10 final four.
Four boxers got together today in New York to announce a heavyweight
tripleheader later this spring.
On May 10th, Tim Witherspoon will fight Luis Gonzalez, and Lennox Lewis will
battle Ray Mercer.
((LENNOX LEWIS/FORMER WBC CHAMP:))
SUPER=01-Lennox Lewis/Former WBC Champ; :00
OUT Q=...and his."
The most interesting bout pits Evander Holyfield against former middleweight
champ Bobby Czyz.
IN Q="When I feel...
((EVANDER HOLYFIELD/FORMER HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMP:))
SUPER=01-Evander Holyfield/Former Heavyweight Champ; :00
OUT Q=...the best."
And a four Group A basketball teams will be trying to be the best tonight as
they take part in state quarterfinals double header at the Salem Civic Center.
Glenvar gets it started at 6:30 with Grayson hitting the court around 8.
I'll be back at six when Steve Mason will have more on the Hokies and Roy
Stanley with a report from the ACC in Greensboro.
Have a good evening.
take a break
March Madness is heaven for basketball fans.
And some Roanoke Valley kids are downtown tonight learning tricks from a 10
year veteran of the hardwoods.
The Harlem Globetrotters' Rob "Skywalker" Wallace is hosting a basketball
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Jay Moore is at the Y-M-C-A Jefferson Gym.
Jay tell us a little bit about this clinic.
SUPER=01-Rob "Skywalker" Wallace/Harlem Globetrotter;
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Tennis star Andre Agassi's relationship with actress-model Brooke Shields
is now Love-Love.
A spokesman says Agassi gave Shields an engagement ring, but no date's been
set for a wedding.
Shields is frequently seen in the stands cheering Agassi on at his matches.
The spokesman says the two are extremely happy.
(toss to robin)
(robin tosses to jean)
It seems there's a different kind of "praying" going on at some local
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Keith Humphry joins us from the newsroom with a look at-- what authorities
are calling-- a disturbing crime spree.
Jean, police say someone is "preying"SUPER=@Keith1;
on the wallets and purses of choir members.
In the past three weeks, three Roanoke Valley churches have been victimized
by a thief.
Officials say the person has gone into choir rooms during services or
rehearsals-- and then makes off with personal belongings.
We'll have more on this church- sing- sting
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coming up in a half hour on News- 7 at six.
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