Up next on News 7 at Five-
A major housing development is going up in Botetourt County. We'll explain.
Roanoke picks its newest symphony conductor. We'll find out who it is.
Plus the material girl will soon be a mom.
One final fling with an east coast storm throwing showers our way. Then we
head back into spring.
On Health Check, good news for those with stomach ulcers.
A new drug combination promises a cure.
Plus, the C-D-C is trying to deal with two monkeys in this country--
infected with the Ebola virus.
Many people have built homes beyond the Roanoke Valley in Botetourt County.
But not everyone there is thrilled about news of a major housing
The Botetourt County Board of Supervisors has cleared the way for one of the
county's largest subdivisions.
The 422- acre lot between Troutville and Fincastle will soon be home to
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Scott Prince was at today's supervisors meeting and joins us with more
Scott, how many homes are we talking about?
Jean, Ashley Plantation will have a total of three hundred- four homes...
that includes single family houses, as well as town houses.
And surrounding the land will be an 18- hole public golf course.
But despite this... there were a number of residents at today's meeting
against the project.
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IN Q=We are
((SUE MUNDY/CONCERNED RESIDENT: WE ARE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THE PROSPECTS OF
EXCESSIVE TRAFFIC BOTH IN THE SUBDIVISION AND ON THE 220 HIGHWAY WHICH IS RIGHT
DOWN THE ROAD ))
SUPER=01-Sue Mundy/Concerned Resident;
OUT Q=down the road
Sue Mundy's house is just a few yards away from the Ashley Plantation
She says she moved out of Roanoke to escape the hustle and bustle.
But even though Mundy and others were not PLEASED with the outcome... they
are satisfied to an extent.
Future owner Raleigh Overbay was forced to make revisions on the plan over
the past few months because of public scrutiny.
For some that meant a small victory no matter what today's decision was.
As for construction, Overbay hopes the first homes will start going up this
fall, and hopes to have folks moving in by the beginning of next year.
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He expects the golf course to be complete by the fall of 1998.
(QUESTION: WHERE IS IT IN RELATION TO THE PROPOSED BOTETOURT CENTER AT
A federal judge in Richmond threw out a legal challenge to the state's
The challenge was brought by state Republican party chairman Pat McSweeney
and Manassas Delegate Bob Marshall.
The two oppose fellow Republican John Warner's re-election bid, and want
voters in the June primary to certify that they agree with Republican party
IN Q=Just some kind
((DAN CARRELL/ATTORNEY FOR MCSWEENEY & MARSHALL: JUST SOME KIND OF A
CERTIFICATION. IT WOULD BE, I SUPPOSE, A TYPE OF REGISTRATION FOR THE LIMITED
PURPOSE OF THAT PARTICULAR PRIMARY.))
((JAMES HOPPER/VA. ASST. ATTORNEY GENERAL: WE DIDN'T THINK THEY HAD THE
APPROPRIATE LEGAL STANDING TO MAKE THE ARGUMENTS THEY WERE MAKING AND THAT WAS
THE SOLE BASIS OF OUR POSITION TODAY.))
SUPER=01-Dan Carrell/Attorney for McSweeney & Marshall; :00
SUPER=01-James Hopper/Va. Asst. Attorney General; :11
Conservative Republicans who hold a grudge against John Warner fear
independents and Democrats may vote in the primary and help him win the party's
McSweeney said today he may appeal today's dismissal.
Officials at Virginia Military Institute have suspended six cadets for
attacking a fellow classmate. They've have also disciplined nine others.
Last weekend the 15 cadets-- all freshmen-- allegedly held down fellow Cadet
Jason Smith and tried to shave his head.
They also sprayed a chemical balm on his genitals.
Smith dislocated his shoulder in the fray.
Officials say the freshman cadets attacked Smith for missing a "Rat Line"
event because of medical problems.
IN Q=Although there was
((COL. MIKE STRICKLER/VMI SPOKESPERSON: ALTHOUGH THERE WAS NOT THE INTENT FOR
PHYSICAL HARM. WHEN YOU HOLD A PERSON DOWN AND THAT PERSON IS RESISTING THERE
IS ALWAYS CERTAINLY THAT POSSIBILITY. AND THAT POSSIBILITY OCCURRED.))
SUPER=01-Col. Mike Strickler/VMI Spokesperson;
OUT Q=that possibility occurred.
V-M-I officials say they do NOT condone such attacks. They put the entire
freshman class on notice.
The new conductor of the Roanoke Symphony will be officially announced
later this week.
News 7 confirmed last night that the symphony society has chosen David
Wiley, a 30-year old ASSISTANT conductor with the Minnesota Orchestra.
He's been in Minneapolis less than a year.
IN Q=My family recently moved
((DAVID WILEY: MY FAMILY RECENTLY MOVED TO FLOYD COUNTY. WE'VE VISITED. WE
LOVE THE AREA AND WOULD LOVE TO MAKE ROANOKE OUR HOME AND TO WORK WITH THE
ORCHESTRA AND BUILD IT'S EDUCATION AND OUTREACH MISSION HERE IN THE AREA. ))
SUPER=02-David Wiley/New Roanoke Symphony Director;
OUT Q=in the area.
It's possible that Wiley may maintain his ASSISTANT conductor's position in
Minneapolis, while serving as ROANOKE's full-time music director and conductor.
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Straight ahead--the President is in the Far East working on security, trade
Plus the victims and survivors of the Holocaust are remembered today.
At least two monkeys in a Texas lab are carrying the Ebola virus.
We'll hear what the government is trying to do about it-- coming up on
Plus superstar Madonna is said to be "deliriously happy"
That's because her publicist confirms the Material Girl is pregnant-- the
story when NEWS-7 at FIVE returns.
President Clinton is beginning a three day state visit to Japan.
Talks will begin tomorrow focusing primarily on security issues- and also on
SUPER=03-Cheju, South Korea;
The President wrapped up a visit to South Korea yesterday- where he's urging
((THE UNITED STATES AND SOUTH KOREA ARE PROPOSING A NEW FOUR PARTY PEACE
PROCESS THAT CAN LEAD TO PERMANENT PEACE.))
OUT Q=LEAD TO PERMANENT PEACE.
The Korean war ended in 1953 with an armistice and no peace treaty.
The hope is talks will yield an enduring peace.
A man who allegedly shouted abusive threats at Howard Stern is under
Police say 33 year old Samuel Callea waited for Stern as he arrived to do his
daily radio show.
((CAPT. GLEN KOTOWSKI/NY CITY POLICE: HE MADE THREATS AND THREATENING GESTURES
AND COMMENTS TO MR. STERN. MR. STERNS LIMO DRIVER EXITED THE LIMO AND
RESTRAINED THE SUSPECT.))
SUPER=01-Capt. Glen Kotowski/NY City Police;
OUT Q=RESTRAINED THE SUSPECT."
The man had an unloaded shotgun in his trunk.
He was arrested for possessing a weapon.
Throughout the world people are observing Holocaust Remembrance Day.
In Poland, Jewish teenagers marched from the Auschwitz (AW-SWITCH) death
camp barracks to the gas chambers in what is known as the March of the Living.
It retraces the last steps of many Holocaust victims.
An estimated one and half million Jews were murdered at that concentration
camp by Nazi's during World War Two.
The Holocaust is also being remembered in the U-S with activities in many
Do you know the proper way to sample wine or what type is best for a special
We sent Patrick out for some lessons.
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If you have always wanted to improve your palate, but didn't know where to
start, Patrick Evans has a suggestion.
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Montano's International Gourmet is offering wine tasting classes, and
Patrick has a preview.
SUPER=01-Marty Montano/Montano's International Gourmet;
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Stay tuned for more NEWS-7 at FIVE--Tonight the Bulls are trying to be the
first NBA team in history to win 70 games in a season.
And on Health Check--
The ebola virus turns up in Texas-- at a monkey lab.
It's a different strain than what's plagued Africa-- and health officials
say there's no cause for alarm.
((EBOLA RESTON HAS NEVER ACCOUNTED FOR ANY ILLNESS OR PROBLEMS OR DEATHS IN
HUMANS. THIS IS NOT THE EBOLA ZAIRE STRAIN. ))
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Federal health officials say a strain of the Ebola virus found in two
monkeys in South Texas isn't as deadly as the wild African strain.
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The monkeys are under quarantine in Alice, Texas-- officials say there is
no danger to humans.
Centers for Disease Control experts are treating the situation with extreme
IN Q=Everything you've
((DR. DAVID SMITH/TEXAS HEALTH COMMISSIONER: EVERYTHING YOU'VE SEEN ON
TELEVISION AND EVERYTHING YOU'VE SEEN IN THE MOVIES, OR READ IN THE BOOK THE
HOT-ZONE, THIS IS A SUBTYPE A DIFFERENT TYPE OF VIRUS. ))
((DR. DIANE SIMPSON/EPIDEMIOLOGIST: THE ANIMALS HAVE BEEN IN QUARANTINE SINCE
THE DAY THEY ARRIVED IN ALICE TEXAS. THEY HAVE NOT GONE OUT OF THE ROOM, THEY
HAVE NOT BEEN IN CONTACT WITH OTHER ANIMALS AT THE FACILITY. AND THEY HAVE ONLY
BEEN IN CONTACT WITH A FEW VERY WELL TRAINED HANDLERS. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. David Smith/Texas Health Commissioner; :00
SUPER=01-Dr. Diane Simpson/Epidemiologist; :10
OUT Q=well-trained handlers.
The monkeys came in a shipment from the Philippines along with 98 others,
now being tested.
They are calling this strain Ebola Reston-- it's similar to the Ebola
found in a Northern Virginia lab in 1989.
The Ebola virus has killed hundreds of people in Africa-- the disease has
For millions of Americans-- it's a familiar pain, burning away at their
But, it could be about to dissipate-- with a two-drug combination just
approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
It's the first time a drug has promised to cure stomach ulcers-- and keep
them from coming back.
Currently, acid-blocking drugs have to be taken for years to prevent an
ulcer from recurring.
But under the new regimen, patients would take a combination of the two
drugs-- Prilosec and Biaxix-- for just a few weeks.
In tests, the combination healed almost 90 percent of ulcers.
And 64 percent of the time, the two drugs eradicated a bacterial
infection associated with ulcers.
Potential side effects include nausea, headaches and problems tasting food.
Many parents often have little time to ensure their child has a yearly
That's just one reason the Danville school system decided to buy its own
examining room on wheels.
Teresa Hamilton has the story.
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SUPER=01-Shanquetta Barley/Fourth Grade; :14 QUICK!!
SUPER=01-Crystal Hereford/Fourth Grade; :19
SUPER=01-Sherri Wright/Danville School Nurse; :42
OUT Q=Hamilton, News 7.
(( The 37- by 10 and- a- half foot examining room on wheels is dubbed the
"Health Express" by Mary Helen Smith's fourth grade class.
So it's only appropriate-- the Glenwood Elementary students were among the
first to step inside.
IN Q=I think
((SHANQUETTA BARLEY/FOURTH GRADE:I THINK IT'S NEAT, I WOULD LIKE TO LIVE IN IT.
IN Q=It's nice
((CRYSTAL HEREFORD/FOURTH GRADE:IT'S NICE, IT'S GOT ROOMS, A MICROWAVE, A
REFRIGERATOR AND ALL THAT. ONE OF YOUR FRIENDS SAID SHE'D LIKE TO LIVE IN IT,
WHAT DO YOU THINK? ME, TOO!))
OUT Q=me, too.
The "Health Express" is not intended to treat sick children.
Rather, to provide every fourth grade student in Danville a yearly exam so
they'll become accustomed to going to the doctor.
IN Q=We see
((SHERRI WRIGHT/DANVILLE SCHOOL NURSE: WE SEE A LOT OF PROBLEMS, NOT JUST IN
DANVILLE BUT EVERYWHERE, WITH HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, WITH OBESITY. ))
OUT Q=with obesity.
The exams will be given by nurses from the local health department.
Parents are responsible for the cost.
A sliding scale is available-- they'll also bill medicaid.
IN Q=We're doing
((WE'RE DOING THIS FOR THE EDUCATIONAL BENEFIT FOR THE STUDENTS AND THEIR LONG
TERM HEALTH BEHAVIOR. ))
OUT Q=health behavior.
For anyone who'd like to see the "Health Express" up close-- the van will be
on display Sunday from two until five at Squire Armory as part of an alcohol
prevention program. Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))
From one of the nation's beer capitals comes word that dark beer may be
good for your heart.
A University of Wisconsin researcher says dark beer contains vitamin-like
compounds called flavenoids.
They inhibit platelet activity in the blood, making it less likely to
The researcher-- John Folts-- is the same man who found that aspirin
prevents heart attacks and red wine curbs heart disease.
Folts suggests you can get the same benefits from grape juice, black tea,
and some fruits and vegetables.
The Chicago Bulls are going for 70 tonight....
While the NHL playoffs begin today-- here's Mike Stevens with all the
Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the two minute sports ticker.
This is the night many basketball fans in the NBA have been looking forward
to since the midpoint of the season.
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The Bulls are in Milwaukee tonight trying to become the first team in NBA
history to win 70 games in the regular season.
They must beat the Bucks to hit 70, but not everyone is excited about the
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((PHIL JACKSON/BULLS HEAD COACH:))
((SCOTTIE PIPPEN/BULLS FORWARD:))
SUPER=01-Phil Jackson/Bulls Head Coach; :00
SUPER=01-Scottie Pippen/Bulls Forward; :11
OUT Q=...EVER PLAYED IN."
We'll get Jordan's thoughts on 70 tonight at six.
The NHL regular season is already in the books, and tonight the pro hardwater
begins its postseason process.
Four best of seven series open tonight including one in the East where two of
the marquee names in the sport gather at the Garden as the Rangers battle the
SUPER=03-New York; :00
The Rangers were one of the top teams in the league except for the final ten
days of the season when they lost six of their last seven games.
Captain Mark Messier says he and his mates will be ready to turn thing around
IN Q="you know...
((MARK MESSIER/RANGERS CAPTAIN:))
SUPER=01-Mark Messier/Rangers Captain; :00
OUT Q=...have happened."
Injuries have hurt the Rangers and they are also hurting Twins star Kirby
This afternoon doctors confirmed that the former all-star does have an early
form of glaucoma.
He has been on the disabled the entire season because of blurred vision.
The doctors plan to treat the disease with laser surgery, and say there is a
good chance he may play again.
In one other baseball note this afternoon, the Reds have called up Bret Boone
from the disabled list.
Unfortunately, his reactivation means that former Ferrum Star Eric Owens has
been sent back down to the minors.
Much more sports coming your way at six including Rusty Wallace working with
NASA, and news of new sponsorship for the Festival Classic runs in Roanoke.
Have a good night everybody, I'll see you at six.
take a break
The Material Girl is now said to be the MATERNITY girl--
Superstar entertainer Madonna is going to be a mother.
Her publicist confirmed she is deliriously happy and is four months
pregnant with her first child.
The baby's father is Carlos Leon, a 29-year old Cuban fitness instructor.
37-year old Madonna is filming the movie "Evita" in Hungry...
The London Tabloid, "The Sun" reports filming is being rushed to finish in
The Sun reports the couple has no plans to marry but that Leon is being
supportive. The two have been dating for about a year.
It appears a royal spilt is becoming official.
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Lawyers for Prince Andrew and the former Princess Sarah Ferguson say they've
begun legal proceedings for divorce.
The couple married in 1986 and separated in 1992.
They have two young daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie.
It's anticipated the divorce will be final by the end of May.
The announcement comes less than two months after Andrew's older brother,
Prince Charles, and Princess Diana, agreed to divorce.
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This Friday will mark the one year- anniversary of the Oklahoma City
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Keith Humphry is here to tell us about a Radford University professor who
believes that if anything good came of the tragedy, it may have been the
downfall of the alleged Unabomber.
Jean, Criminal Justice professor Tod Burke believes a green- eyed monster got
the best of alleged Unabomber Ted Kazcynski.
The Oklahoma bombing occurred just days before the Unabomber struck for the
((DR. TOD BURKE/RADFORD CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROF.: I THINK HE WAS JEALOUS OF THE
PUBLICITY THAT THAT BOMBING GOT. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Tod Burke/Radford Criminal Justice Prof.
OUT Q=that bombing got.
Burke theorizes thats what led to the Unabomber's manifesto, which led
Kazcynski's brother to turn him in.
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We'll hear more of Burke's theory on News 7 at Six.
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