Up next on News 7 at Five-
A Deadly fire in lynchburg claims the lives of a man and his neighbor.
What's up with Wall Street after Fridays huge drop?
And the people pick em. We'll have highlights from the people choice awards.
Well, another night to bundle up as temperatures tumble into the teens.
Some warmer weather will arrive before the end of the week.
On Health Check-- if your teenager is groggy and grouchy first thing in the
morning....it may be science that's to blame.
Research confirms that teens do in fact have different sleep cycles-- and
they may not be getting their rest at the hours when they need it most.
Fire guts a home in Lynchburg's historic district... and two elderly
neighbors become the city's first fire victims in more than two years.
GRAPHIC=NEWS-7 AT FIVE
Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at Five, I'm Jean Jadhon.
The bodies were found in the fire that destroyed a home in the city's
historic district this morning.
Heavy smoke and flames were pouring from 2-0-6 "F" Street when firefighters
got there just before nine.
Crews knocked the fire down to the point where they could get inside, but it
was not in time to save the two elderly victims.
IN Q=One victim was
((CMDR. ED JONES/LYNCHBURG FIRE DEPT.: ONE VICTIM WAS FOUND IN THE HALLWAY,
APPROXIMATELY TEN TO FIFTEEN FEET INSIDE THE FRONT DOOR, AND THE OTHER VICTIM
WAS IN THE FRONT ROOM THAT WAS HEAVILY INVOLVED IN FLAME WHEN WE GOT HERE.))
SUPER=01-Cmdr. Ed Jones/Lynchburg Fire Dept.; :00
OUT Q=when we got here.
The owner of the home was 83- year- old Sam Williams. His neighbor was 74-
year- old Calvin Floyd.
Authorities say Floyd would check on Williams each morning, and may have
been trying to save him from the fire when he was overcome.
The cause of the blaze is under investigation.
The man who led police on a high speed chase last week may now be charged
Shawn Michael Love is accused of shooting an ex-girlfriend in Prince
Sayanora McLaughlin died at the Medical College of Virginia yesterday.
Love was originally charged with attempted murder but now police are
discussing upgrading the charge to murder.
Love was arrested last week after a chase ended when he smashed a car into
another on Orange Avenue in Roanoke.
Locally, the 22-year old is charged with attempted malicious wounding,
reckless driving, and failing to stop for a police car.
The Prince George County Police Department hopes to have a decision on the
murder charge by tomorrow.
Love is in the Roanoke City jail without bond.
It's almost all over.
The longest General Assembly session anyone around Capitol Square can
remember is drawing to a close tonight.
House Majority Leader Dick Cranwell says his local prevention money for
juvenile justice reform is now in the budget and he'll support the package.
But despite the euphoria members have about finally heading home, some still
have problems with the budget.
Some Republicans oppose academic testing money being linked to accepting
federal Goals 2000 money.
IN Q=Maybe a point
((DEL. VANCE WILKINS: MAYBE A POINT OF HONOR NOT TO TAKE THAT MONEY BECAUSE IT
DID HAVE STRINGS. AND I THINK IT DOES HAVE STRINGS BECAUSE ACTUALLY WHY WOULD
THEY HAVE A WAIVER PROVISION IF THERE WEREN'T STRINGS ATTACHED TO GET WAIVERS
((DEL. DICK CRANWELL: ALL THAT THE BUDGET REQUIRES IS THAT THE SUPERINTENDENT
OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION FILE AND ASK FOR THE MONEY. THE MONEY IS IN WASHINGTON
IN THE BANK WAITING FOR THE ASKING. IT'S ABOUT SEVEN OR EIGHT MILLION DOLLARS.
THERE ARE NO STRINGS ATTACHED TO IT.))
OUT Q=to it.
The Governor's office is claiming an 80- percent success rate for his bills
A spokesman says Goals 2000 is a moot point, because Congress has eliminated
it in future budgets.
If the financial market's plunge left you with the jitters Friday, take
The major indexes that serve barometers for the market did a good job
Double Boxes=Jean and Len
Len Besthoff, along with millions of other investors around the world, has
kept an eye on the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
So Len, how did it finish?
(roll cue: "...gain two third's of that back.")
SUPER=01-George Brammer/A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc.;
OUT Q=that was unwarranted
out q=portion of today's surge.
( ad lib)
Double Boxes=Jean and Len
(questions: Len, are we going to see many more wild swings like this?)
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Straight ahead--on the eve of Super Tuesday are the rumors true that Steve
Forbes is dropping out?
And two U-S aircraft carriers are dispatched to international waters
following announcements of war games in Taiwan.
On Health Check-- bringing the caring and compassion of hospice programs to
the art world.
We'll meet Lexington photographer Sally Mann, sharing her perspective on
Patrick is checking out gear for spring and summer sports.
Those tips and more news right after this break.
The United States is showing military force in the waters off Taiwan.
It's sending the carrier Independence and the Nimitz will soon join it.
The move comes after China's conducted missile testing off the Taiwan
((NICHOLAS BURNS/STATE DEPT. SPOKESMAN: WE VERY MUCH OPPOSE THIS. AS THE
SECRETARY SAID YESTERDAY WE BELIEVE IT'S RISKY AND WE BELIEVE IT'S RECKLESS AND
WE CERTAINLY WOULD HOPE THAT THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT WOULD END THESE EXERCISES
SUPER=01-Nicholas Burns/State Dept. Spokesman; :02
OUT Q=EXERCISES VERY SOON.
China considers Taiwan a renegade province and vows to take it back.
In Taiwan there were more calls for independence- during presidential
election rallies over the weekend.
Super Tuesday primaries are tomorrow and the top three republican
candidates are campaigning hard.
SUPER=03-Fort Lauderdale, FL;
Front Runner Bob Dole was in Fort Lauderdale-
Florida and Texas are the two states with the most delegates up for grabs.
Dole is calling on the party to unite.
((SENATOR BOB DOLE/R- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: IF BOB DOLE HAS A GOOD DAY
TMORORW AND WE BELIEVE WE WILL HAVE A GOOD DAY, THEN I WOULD HOPE WE COULD COME
TOGETHER AS A PART AND AS A TEAM AND MAKE ONE FUNDAMENTAL DECISION.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Bob Dole/(R) Presidential Candidate;
OUT Q=one fundamental decision."
Meanwhile there's talk of Colin Powell as Dole's running mate.
Dole's campaign co-chaimran is New York Senator Alfonse D'Amato.
He says he'll urge Dole to chose Powell if he wins the nomination.
wipe wipe wipe
wipe wipe wipe
Meanwhile Steve Forbes is reportedly on the outs with Jack Kemp- the man
who last endorsed his presidential bid.
That after rumors that Forbes would back out of the race.
Kemp said yesterday he could act as an intermediary between the Forbes and
((REPORTER: WHO SPEAKS MR. FORBES, WHO SPEAKS ON BEHALF OF THIS CAMPAIGN? STEVE
FORBES: WELL RIGHT NOW IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION YOU CAN ASK ME OR MR. DOW KOHLER.
REPORTER: NOBODY ELSE? NOBODY ELSE. PERIOD.))
SUPER=01-Steve Forbes/(R) Presidential Candidate;
OUT Q=NOBODY ELSE, PERIOD."
Forbes says he's in the race for the duration.
Former State Democratic Chairman Mark Warner has formally entered the race
for John Warner's U-S Senate seat.
The millionaire businessman kicked off his campaign at a rally in Richmond
with a promise to limit his time in office and contributions to his campaign.
IN Q=Because I believe
((MARK WARNER/D- U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE: BECAUSE I BELIEVE PUBLIC OFFICE IS AN
HONOR AND NOT A CAREER, IF ELECTED, I WILL LIMIT MY TIME IN OFFICE TO TWO
TERMS. BECAUSE I BELEIVE THAT WE NEED TO RESTORE OUR FAITH IN PUBLIC OFFICE
HOLDERS I WILL NOT ACCEPT CONTRIBUTIONS FROM SPECIAL INTEREST COMMITTEES.))
SUPER=01-Mark Warner/(D) U.S. Senate Candidate;
OUT Q=special interest committees.
Later in Roanoke, Warner's opponent for the democratic nomination, said she
isn't impressed by his decision to refuse PAC money.
SOT BYRNE 03:03:20
IN Q=I'm not running
((LESLIE BYRNE/D- U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE: I'M NOT RUNNING ON THE FACT THAT I'M A
MULTI-MILLIONAIRE WANTING TO BE IN THE SENATE. I'M RUNNING ON THE FACT THAT THE
SAME THINGS THAT BROUGHT ME INTO POLITICS IN THE FIRST PLACE, WANTING TO MAKE
MY COMMUNITY AND FAMILY'S LIVES BETTER IS THE SAME THING THAT KEEPS ME RUNNING
FOR THE SENATE.))
SUPER=01-Leslie Byrne/(D) U.S. Senate Candidate;
OUT Q=running for the Senate.
Today former congresswoman Leslie Byrne picked up endorsements from two
union organizations and The Progressive Democratic Coalition.
Whether its baseball, soccer, tennis or golf-- you'll need the proper
equipment to play your sport.
(PATRICK AD LIB)
stocks bump next
Despite setting three record lows in the last three days, warmer weather is
really just around the corner, and with it the spring sports season.
DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
If you're planning to get out and play, you need the right gear, and
Patrick Evans has a look at the stuff you'll need to play like a pro.
SUPER=01-Chick Duus/Play It Again Sports;
(ROLL OVER INTERVIEW)
DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN
health music under
Stick around for more NEWS-7 at FIVE-- Virginia Tech reacts to its men's
N-C-Double-A pairings in tonight's Ticker.
And on Health Check--
The latest research into the sleep habits of teenagers.
It has some wondering why the school-day has to start so early.
Science is proving that teens do have different sleep cycles.
IN Q=We have
((WE HAVE BASICALLY A FARM SCHEDULE FOR SCHOOLS, FROM THE 19TH CENTURY, WE
HAVEN'T EVEN MOVED INTO THE 20TH CENTURY, YET ALONE THE 21ST CENTURY. ))
OUT Q=21st century
health bump next
If it seems your teenager is always sleeping, there's still a possibility
they're not getting ENOUGH sleep.
Research is now showing as children approach adulthood, their bodies go
through a significant change in sleep habits.
It can even have a major impact on both learning and well-being.
SOT **starts on bite**
IN Q=I don't think they're
SUPER=01-Georgia Duncan/Parent; :02 quick
SUPER=01-Dr. Mark Mahowald/Minnesota Sleep Disorder Center; :13
SUPER=01-Dr. Mary Carksadon/Brown University; :54
SUPER=01-Mandy McEwen/High School Student; 1:23 quick
OUT Q=to stay awake.
IN Q=I don't think
((GEORGIA DUNCAN/PARENT: I DON'T THINK THEY'RE LYING, I DON'T THINK THEY'RE
LAZY, I THINK THEY CAN'T GET UP. ))
OUT Q=get up.
What parents have known intuitively is now being confirmed by science--
teenagers have a biological need to sleep longer and later than younger
children and adults.
IN Q=Almost all
((DR. MARK MAHOWALD/DIRECTOR, MINNESOTA SLEEP DISORDER CENTER: ALMOST ALL
NORMAL ADULTS AND STUDENTS ARE SLEEP DEPRIVED. AND THE WAY TO TELL IF YOU ARE
SLEEP DEPRIVED IS TO ASK YOURSELF IF YOU NEED AN ALARM TO GET UP IN THE MORNING
YOU ARE SLEEP DEPRIVED.))
In Minnesota, some parents are starting to question WHY they're sending
their teenagers off to school at a time that new research seems to indicate is
the equivalent of a teen's middle of the night.
Now the Minnesota Senate is investigating the problems of the state's
IN Q=Having a child
((DR. MARK MAHOWALD/ MINNESOTA SLEEP DISORDER CENTER: HAVING A CHILD GET UP AT
5:30 OR SIX IN THE MORNING MAY BE IN THE MIDDLE OF THAT ADOLESCENT'S SLEEP
PERIOD, IT WOULD BE LIKE YOU AND ME GETTING UP AND TRYING TO FUNCTION AT A HIGH
LEVEL AT 3:00 A.M. ))
OUT Q=three a.m.
butt butt butt butt
((DR. MARY CARSKADON/ PROFESSOR, BROWN UNIVERSITY: TEENAGERS HAVE A GREATER
VULNERABILITY TO PHASE DELAY. WHAT WE MEAN BY THAT IS THEY FEEL WORSE AND
PERFORM WORSE EARLY IN THE MORNING AND THEY FEEL BETTER AND PERFORM BETTER
DOING THINGS AT NIGHT. ))
OUT Q=at night.
Delayed phase preference is another way of saying that the body's natural
sleep/wake cycle changes during puberty-- so teens can stay alert later at
night, and are sleepier in the mornings.
IN Q=I fall asleep
((MANDY MCEWEN, HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT: I FALL ASLEEP IN CLASS, I CAN'T
CONCENTRATE AT ALL, I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT WE'RE DOING BECAUSE I'M TOO BUSY
TRYING TO STAY AWAKE. ))
OUT Q=to stay awake.
Some believe the solution may be as simple as adjusting high school start
times forward an hour or two.
For example, a study from Johns Hopkins University found that adolescents
who start school at 9-30 a.m. performed better academically than those who
begin at 7-30 in the morning.
Hospice is an increasingly-used form of health care that provides physical,
emotional and spiritual support for the terminally ill....often right in the
Now, the caring and compassion of hospice has been documented in art-- with
the Corcoran Gallery's new
SUPER=03-Washington DC; :
exhibit, "Hospice-- A Photographic Inquiry."
Lexington's Sally Mann was one of five photographers around the country
commissioned for the project.
Mann says it was a chance to repay hospice for the care her father
received, before his death.
One of his caregivers introduced her to area families.
IN Q=What I watched
((SALLY MANN/PHOTOGRAPHER: WHAT I WATCHED JOAN DO WHEN I WENT WITH HER ON HER
ROUNDS IS TO BE ACUTELY AWARE OF THE INDIVIDUALS NEEDS OF THE PATIENT SOMETIMES
THEY'RE VERY SMALL LIKE A WISTFUL SORT OF DESIRE TO SEE THE OCEAN FOR THE LAST
TIME, OR THEY'D LOVE TO LOOK AT THE WINDOW, AND EVEN THOUGH OUT THE WINDOW IS
NOTHING BEAUTIFUL OR MEANINGFUL, BUT TO THEM IT IS BECAUSE IT'S THEIR SITE OUT
BUT JOAN WOULD ALWAYS PROVIDE THOSE SEEMINGLY SMALL THINGS AND I THOUGHT THAT
WAS VERY IMPORTANT))
SUPER=01-Sally Mann/Photographer; :
OUT Q=very important
Mann says she chose to focus on the details-- often photographing what the
patients were seeing, rather than the patients themselves.
The story of hospice will also be told on television.
H-B-O will present a documentary entitled "Letting Go: A Hospice Journey"
later this month.
It's said to be the most extensive film ever made about the process of
The Virginia Tech men and Radford women are going to the big dance.
Mike Stevens has a rundown of the games airing here on your Hometown Station
later this week.
Good afternoon everybody and welcome to your Monday and the beginning of
March Madness for 64 mens and 64 womens teams across the country.
The Tech men were back on the practice floor at the Cassell this afternoon as
they begin preparation for their opening round NCAA tournament game against
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/This Afternoon; :00
The Hokies are seeded 9th in the Midwest Region and they'll open the event at
2:30 Thursday afternoon in Dallas, Texas against a team that is known for its
patience on offense and tenacity on the defensive end.
((BILL FOSTER/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:))
((SHAWN SMITH/VA. TECH FORWARD:))
((DAVID JACKSON/VA. TECH FORWARD:))
SUPER=01-Bill Foster/Va. Tech Head Coach; :00
SUPER=01-Shawn Smith/Va. Tech Forward; :14
SUPER=01-David Jackson/Va. Tech Forward; :34
OUT Q=...THE FIRST GAME."
And your Hometown station is your one and only home for March Madness.
We'll get the party started for you this Thursday just after Noon when top
seeded Kentucky takes on San Jose State.
Then after that game you'll be able to watch the Hokies in action against
After a break, the action continues Thursday night with Mississippi State
taking on VCU in Indianapolis.
Then the Thursday nightcap pits the Clemson Tigers against the Georgia
Bulldogs from Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Friday afternoon you'll be able to watch the Georgetown Mississippi Valley
state game at 12:10 followed by Santa Clara and Maryland.
Then Friday night, it's Wake Forest and NE Louisiana followed by former Tech
star Tic Price and his Privateers of UNo playing UNC.
The women's NCAA hoopla also gets rolling this week around the nation.
Virginia, Old Dominion and James Madison each will be trying to make a little
noise along with Radford.
SUPER=03-Radford/Saturday Night; :00
The Lady Highlanders are making their third straight appearance in the
Radford has the unenviable task of playing three time national champ
Tennessee on the Lady Vols home floor this Saturday night in Knoxville.
((LUBOMYR LICHONCZAK/RADFORD HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Lubomyr Lichonczak/Radford Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...for us."
Much more March Madness coming your way at six o'clock along with the rest of
Have a good night everybody.
take a break
Last night was a who's who in film, television and music at the 22nd
annual "People's Choice Awards" in Los Angeles.
SUPER=03-Los Angeles/Last Night;
Candice Bergen and Tim Allen walked away with the awards for favorite tv
Country sensations Garth Brooks and Reba McEntire won for favorite music
Actor Tom Hanks won awards for favorite actor in a dramatic motion
picture and motion picture Apollo 13.
Actress Sandra Bullock was named favorite actress in a motion picture.
(toss to robin)
(robin tosses to jean)
A state police agent charged with speeding and driving under the influence
double boxes Jean/Keith
Keith Humphry joins us from the newsroom with more on this decision.
Jean, the case is six months old.
Last September John Richard Holt was off duty when he was pulled over for
speeding on Williamson Road. City police said he was doing 63 in a 35 zone.
Though his blood alcohol level was BELOW the legal limit, they cited him for
D-U-I- -based on the arresting officer's observations.
double boxes Jean/Keith
We'll have more on the trial coming up on News 7 at six.
(ad lib bye)