Up next on News 7 at Five-
More possible evidence against the Unabomber suspect- while his family
The three teens accused of beating a P-H Student are in court. We'll tell
you what's up.
Plus say it's not so- Is V-Dot really preparing for more snow?
A snow advisory overnight includes the Roanoke Valley, and we could see
anywhere from one to four inches of the white stuff, but it will go away
awfully fast. I'll have all the details.
On Health Check-- a new way to treat strokes could become the standard of
We'll have a report on preventing the damage caused by ischemic strokes.
Evidence is mounting against the suspected Unabomber. Authorities now say
the suspect visited Sacramento at the time bombs were mailed from that area.
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Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at FIVE, I'm Jean Jadhon.
A federal source now says there are records Theodore Kaczynski stayed in
hotels in that area.
Meanwhile Kaczynski's family is speaking to the media for the first time
since the arrest.
Byron Harlan has the latest as the case unfolds in Helena, Montana.
SUPER=01-Tony Bisceglie/David Kaczynski's Attorney;
OUT Q=CBS NEWS, Helena
((David Kaczynski has been seen only once in public since his brother was
arrested last Wednesday.
He and his mother rushed away from reporters wanting to know why he turned
his brother in, and what made him suspicious.
Today in Washington, a family attorney said it all began last summer when
David heard media reports of the cities the unabomber was known to inhabit.
TONY BISCEGLIE/FAMILY ATTORNEY: HE HAD A NAGGING FEELING TED
HAD A CONNECTION.
The attorney says David Kaczynski's suspicions became stronger when he read
the unabomber's manifesto published in the New York Times and Washington Post.
WHEN DAVID KACYNSKI READ THE MANIFESTO... CONSIDERABLE UNEASE.
That unease led to his contact with attorney Tony Bisceglie who, through a
private investigator, had the unabomber's manifesto analyzed and compared with
Ted Kaczynski's letters to his family.
An expert said there was a strong possibility they were written by the same
Following a number of anonymous contacts with the FBI through attorney
Biscgelie, David Kaczynski finally agreed to provide his brother's name, a
decision he did not make lightly.
BISCEGLIE: I THINK THERE WAS A GREAT DEAL OF ANGUISH...GRIEVING PROCESS.
Meanwhile, the search of Ted Kaczynski's Lincoln, Montana shack will
continue a while longer.
Detailed lab analyses of typewriters and other evidence found there will
take days more to complete.
The FBI has reportedly placed Kaczynski in Sacramento on dates coinciding
with the mailing of bombs that killed two victims in 1985 and 1995.
And here in Helena, Montana, a federal grand jury will be convened next week
to assess whether there is enough evidence to keep Ted Kaczynski locked up on a
single charge of possession of bomb-making equipment. Byron Harlan, CBS News,
U-S troops are on higher watch command in Korea.
That after the communist North sent troops into the demilitarized zone
between the Koreas three times in recent days.
((NICHOLAS BURNS/STATE DEPT. SPOKESMAN: THIS DOES NOT SIGNAL THAT THE THREAT OF
HOSTILITIES HAS INCREASED. NONETHELESS, THESE VIOLATIONS BY THE NORTH KOREANS
OF THE ARMISTICE ARE A CAUSE FOR CONCERN.))
SUPER=01-Nicholas Burns/State Dept. Spokesman;
OUT Q=cause for concern."
Defense Secretary William Perry says he fears North Korea may do something
crazy. He worries about severe economic problems in the North.
Perry says the regime is having difficulty feeding its people, and may
Three Roanoke teenagers accused of beating up another student last week
will remain in custody for now.
Today, a juvenile court judge ordered them held in the city's detention
center until bond hearings can be scheduled.
The three were originally charged with assault and battery following the
incident at Patrick Henry High School Friday morning.
Today, the charges were upgraded to malicious wounding, but the prosecutor
did not provide any more details on what may have provoked the attack.
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((GERALD TEASTER/PROSECUTOR: OBVIOUSLY WE HAVE A GROUP OF BOYS JUMPING ON ONE
OTHER BOY. THAT IS ESSENTIALLY THE BASIC FACT AS WE KNOW RIGHT NOW. THE
SPECIFIC DETAILS OF WHO DID WHAT AND WHY IT HAPPENED AND ALL OF THAT WILL COME
OUT AT TRIAL.))
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Today in court, one of the defendants denied hitting the victim, but said
he was trying to break up the fight.
Parents of the defendants say the young men haven't been in trouble before.
And they say there's more to the story than initial reports have
Even though yesterday was Easter, and it IS spring, you might not want to
put away those shovels just yet.
More snow could be on the way.
The Roanoke Valley has already seen nearly 58 inches of snow and some more
could be on the way tonight.
Once again the Virginia Department of Transportation is getting ready.
IN Q=we getting prepared for
((RONNIE BRYSON/VDOT: WE GETTING PREPARED FOR THE WORST SO IF IT HITS, WE'LL
SUPER=01-Ronnie Bryson/Va. Dept. of Transportation;
OUT Q=we'll be ready
Some VDOT employees were sent home early this afternoon and are returning to
work later this evening.
VDOT has spent more than twice the allotted budget already.
TOSS TO PATRICK
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Straight ahead on NEWS-7 at FIVE--comparing the Commonwealth to Silicon
Valley in terms of technology--
And we'll visit Glenwood Elementary-- an award winning school trying to
make a difference.
Beyond bake sales.
We'll hear how one ambulance squad is funding it's services.
Plus the latest research into treating strokes-- coming up on Health Check.
If you ride the bus in Lynchburg you may have to pay more-
More on the Hill City's mass transit system when News-7 at Five returns.
It appears former Congressman Dan Rostenkowski will go to prison.
A source says the Chicago Democrat will plead guilty to a pair of federal
In return he'll get 17 months behind bars and a 100 thousand dollar fine.
California's Silicon Valley is known for advanced technology.
And Virginia's right behind it-
That's according to the Allen Administraion.
It's touting Virginia as second in the nation with the largest concentraion
of advanced technology companies.
Today, the Governor signed a number of bills into law making that claim
Among them, the performance- based grants that helped lure Motorola and
IBM-Toshiba to the Commonwealth.
IN Q=Ninety some
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: NINETY SOME ODD PERCENT OF THIS IS NOT PAID OUT UNTIL
THEY ACTUALLY PERFORM. THEY HAVE TO ACTUALLY MAKE THE INVESTMENT, HIRE UP, BUT
MORE IMPORTANTLY, THEY HAVE TO NOT ONLY MANUFACTURE THE SEMICONDUCTOR CHIPS,
BUT THEY ALSO HAVE TO SELL THEM.))
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Allen also signed bills that'll help the economic development department
recruit new industries, and retain and expand existing businesses.
The Economic Growth Sharing Agreements Allen signed today will allow
localities to join forces on projects like industrial parks.
Starting this summer, Lynchburg bus riders could pay more money for fewer
For the second straight year, the federal government has slashed funding for
the Hill City's mass transit system.
Facing a 170-thousand dollar budget shortfall, the bus company may hike
fares and eliminate some routes.
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((MICHAEL CARROLL/GLTC DIRECTOR: I UNDERSTAND THAT ANY CUTS THAT WE MAKE IN
SERVICE ARE GOING TO AFFECT SOMEBODY, WHO IS GOING TO BE WITHOUT A RIDE, THE
FARE INCREASES CERTAINLY ARE PAINFUL FOR MANY OF OUR RIDERS AND DIFFICULT FOR
THEM TO ABSORB, BUT UNFORTUNATELY WE HAVE TO BALANCE THE BUDGET.))
SUPER=01-Michael Carroll/GLTC Director; :00
OUT Q=balance the budget.
Current proposals call for a 25 percent fare hike, and the elimination of
bus service on Sundays and holidays.
Residents will have a chance to speak out at a public meeting tomorrow
A Danville elementary school is defying the odds.
Many students at Glenwood Elementary are considered "at risk"-- They either
come from single-parent or low income families.
But A "multi-age" classroom is apparently making a difference.
The teaching method combines two grades into one classroom.
Teachers who use the method have the same students for two years.
Supporters say this creates a more loving environment where the student is
used to the teacher and more willing to open his mind AND heart.
IN Q=It's like
((PAT BOLT/TEACHER: IT'S LIKE A SCHOOL FAMILY, THEY KNOW I LOVE THEM AND THEY
EMILY BEARD/PRINCIPAL:THIS PROGRAM HAS WORKED VERY WELL WITH OUR CHILDREN AND
WE HOPE TO CONTINUE THIS, PARENT SEEM TO BE PLEASED AND THE STUDENTS ARE
LEARNING, WE ARE VERY PLEASED AT THE LEARNING THAT'S TAKING PLACE IN THE
SUPER=01-Pat Bolt/Teacher; :00
SUPER=01-Emily Beard/Principal; :08
OUT Q=in the classroom.
School officials say both test scores and parent involvement have improved
at Glenwood Elementary.
Last year, the school was honored by Redbook Magazine as one of the best
elementary schools in the nation.
Stick around for more NEWS-7 at FIVE-- Patrick will be along with the wintry
But first Easter was celebrated on the South Lawn of the White House today
with the Traditional Egg Roll. Stay tuned.
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The South Lawn at the White House was transformed into a child's paradise--
Thousands of youngsters came out to the traditional Easter Egg Roll at
the White House.
It was an open house on the grounds of the executive mansion as kids
hunted for wooden eggs and posed for pictures.
The Easter Egg roll has been an Easter Monday tradition for 187-years.
It started during the sixth president's administration-- James Madison.
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health music under
Don't go away-- tonight's the home opener for the Salem Avalanche-- Steve
Mason has a live report in the Two Minute Ticker.
On Health Check-- we'll check out Clown College.
"Make em Laugh,"-- that's the motto for these medical professionals, trying
to bring some humor to patients in the hospital.
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((IF I JUST SEE ONE PERSON SMILE THAT'S IN RECOVERY, IT JUST MAKES MY WHOLE
OUT Q=my whole day.
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Each year about 500-thousand Americans suffer a stroke-- it's the third
leading cause of death in this country, behind heart disease and cancer.
But a nationwide study-- in which the University of Virginia participated--
has found a promising treatment for people who've had acute ischemic strokes--
they're caused by a blood clot that reduces blood flow to the brain.
The key is not only the clot-dissolving drug T-P-A-- but also, fast
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SUPER=01-Dr. E. Clarke Haley, Jr./UVa Neurologist; :
OUT Q=too risky.
Researchers at eight facilities, including U-V-A tested the use of T-P-A on
600 stroke patients.
They're now quick to recommend that other facilities look into the uses of
the clot-dissolving drug.
IN Q=The relative
((DR. E CLARKE HALEY, JR./U.VA. NEUROLOGIST: THE RELATIVE BENEFITS-- COMPARED
TO PLACEBO RANGED, DEPENDING ON HOW YOU WANTED TO LOOK AT IT FROM 30-5O% AND AN
ABSOLUTE TERMS IT RANGED FROM 11-15% AND IN TERMS OF STROKE WAS REVOLUTIONARY.
SINCE WE DIDN'T HAVE ANY TREATMENT UP UNTIL THEN BUT IN COMPARISON TO OTHER
TYPES OF TREATMENT, THE MAGNITUDE OF THE TREATMENT IS VERY HIGH. ))
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It's crucial that patients get to a hospital as quickly as possible--
Those at a high risk for stroke include people with untreated hypertension
or uncontrolled diabetes.
Those who have a history of heart disease or atrial fibrillation-- or those
experiencing the warning signs of stroke.
Those signs include abrupt changes in speech, or weakness or numbness in
the face, arm or leg on one side of the body.
The patient may also be suddenly unable to walk, they may lose vision in
one eye, or experience a sudden, very severe headache.
Haley says patients must get the drug within three hours of their initial
symptom-- in order to reap the benefits.
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((IT'S NOT THE COMPOUND IT'S THE SYSTEM. AND IT DOES TAKE DEVOTION OF A CERTAIN
AMOUNT OF RESOURCES TO BRING THIS TREATMENT TO BARE. AND SOME COMMUNITIES MAY
WANT TO DO IT. OTHERS MAY THINK IT'S TOO RISKY. ))
OUT Q=too risky.
T-P-A has already been approved for use in treating heart attack patients--
an application has been submitted to the Food and Drug Administration to have
it approved for stroke treatment.
Dr. Haley says the major risk involved with taking T-P-A is hemorrhaging in
the brain, which can be fatal.
Pulaski County residents will become the first in Southwest Virginia to PAY
for ambulance rides.
Regional Emergency Medical Services, Incorporated is the new agency set up
to oversee county- wide ambulance service.
SUPER=03-Pulaski Co./File Tape;
Starting May first, REMSI will bill patients approximately 275 dollars per
trip, plus mileage and supply costs.
Health insurance picks up a percentage of the tab.
But residents who purchase memberships for 39 dollars a year won't even have
to pay what their insurance doesn't cover.
((DAVID SMITH/REMSI EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: THE FOCUS OF THIS PROGRAM, OF THE
BILLING PROGRAM, THE REVENUE RECOVERY PROGRAM AND THE MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM, IS TO
GET RESOURCES THAT CURRENTLY EXIST FROM BLUE CROSS AND MEDICARE AND MEDICAID
AND OTHER COMMERCIAL INSURERS. ))
SUPER=01-David Smith/REMSI Executive Director;
OUT Q=commercial insurers.
Smith says REMSI will use the money that's generated for the salaries of ten
to 12 full- time rescue personnel, recruiting and training volunteers, and
The memberships will be offered through June.
For all the serious work that goes on in hospitals, it doesn't mean there's
not sometimes room for a little fun.
SUPER=03-San Diego; :
A hospital in San Diego is sending doctors and volunteers to clown college.
They're learning techniques in breaking the boredom of hospital stays-- and
brightening their patients' lives.
IN Q=Most patients
((YVETTE FRANTZ, VOLUNTEER SERVICES: MOST PATIENTS ENJOY THE VISITS AND USUALLY
THEY FEEL A LITTLE BIT BETTER ABOUT THE STAY. ))
((MINNIE JO/CLOWN INSTRUCTOR: LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE, AND IF YOU CAN
MAKE PEOPLE LAUGH OR EVEN SMILE AND FORGET ABOUT THEIR CARES FOR AWHILE, IT'S
VERY HEALTHY FOR THEM.))
SUPER=01-Yvette Frantz/Volunteer Services; :
SUPER=01-Minni Jo/Clown Instructor; :
OUT Q=healthy for them.
Studies have even shown that laughter can strengthen the immune system.
WIll it be an Avalanche at the first Salem home game?
Despite the forecast they are still scheduled to play ball-- here's Mike
Good afternoon everybody and welcome to a chilly Monday afternoon ticker.
The Salem Avalanche opens the 1996 home season tonight against the Wilmington
Blue Rocks on what promises to be a typical opening night weather wise.
DOUBLE BOX Mike/Steve
Steve Mason now checks in from Memorial Stadium where the home team is
gearing up for its first full season in its new yard.
(roll cue: " ...so, cold or not the Avalanche is ready!!")
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SUPER=01-Brian Culp/Salem Outfielder; :00
SUPER=04-This Afternoon; :18
SUPER=04-Friday Football Extra; :34
SUPER=01-Al Shirley/Wilmington Outfielder; :40
OUT Q=...for a good season."
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Mike coming up at six we'll we'll hear from Salem Manager Bill McGuire.
Earlier this afternoon in Roanoke at the Civic Center Holiday Inn, handed out
its second annual sportsmanship award for girls' high school basketball.
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Last year Carroll County won the award, this year Roanoke Valley Christian
takes the honor.
Bobby Dixon's team won 20 games, the Blue Rodge Conference championship and a
lot of respect from their peers and the officials this season.
The Club also gave a $500 scholarship to Gina Guthrie, the team's freshman
point guard, who averaged 15 points a game this past season.
Gina and her entire team return next season.
SUPER=03-New York, NY/Knicks vs. Sonics;
In other Hoopla from today the Knicks and Sonics made up their game
originally scheduled for the January 6th weekend when the Blizzard of 96 hit
Shawn Kemp led a spirited Sonic charged with 24 points as Seattle wins it
Earlier today Paula Weishoff, the talented Middle Blocker on the United
States women's volleyball team put on a clinic at Raleigh Court Elementary
She and her Olympic teammates will be in Roanoke playing the Russians next
We'll talk with her tonight at six.
Have a good night everybody.
take a break
Police in New Delhi, India confirm that Grateful Dead leader Jerry
Garcia's widow has sprinkled his ashes into the Ganges River.
Deborah Garcia and former Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir (WEER) waded
into the holy river at dawn last Thursday.
They kept the ceremony secret because they feared thousands of Deadheads
might flock to the site and disrupt the private moment.
It took place as dawn broke following the Lunar eclipse.
During the ceremony, Weir reportedly prayed that Garcia would travel to
the stars as his ashes swirled into the waters.
Garcia died of a heart attack on August ninth. He was 53.
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(PATRICK tosses to jean)
Coming up tonight on NEWS-7 at SIX-- Grammy winning trio and platinum
seller that met on the campus of Liberty University came home again over the
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DC talk arrived on the Christian music scene 7 years ago and is breaking new
ground in the industry.
It's current 60 city tour brought them home to Lynchburg this weekend.
See you Then.
We'll meet and hear some more of DC-Talk in 30-minutes on NEWS-7 at SIX.