Up next on News 7 at Five-
Gunfire rings out inside a Roanoke public housing complex- Len Besthoff
will have a report.
Frito's made in Central Virginia? It could happen and bring many jobs.
Plus the group opposed to a 37 million dollar bond for Roanoke County
schools- is making it's game plan.
Strong winds move through with a cold front tonight. A severe thunderstorm
watch is up for most. Doppler details coming up.
On Health Check--
The latest from Capitol Hill, where a health insurance bill has just
cleared the Senate-- there's good news for workers.
Plus-- one of the country's largest blood banks will be changing the way it
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IN Q=It was just two fighting
OUT Q=run up in the house.
Three men are in police custody after multiple shootings in Roanoke this
GRAPHIC=news-7 at five
Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at FIVE, I'm Jean Jadhon.
At least two people are in the hospital after a fight erupted into gunfire
inside a Roanoke public housing complex.
The incident took place just after one this afternoon.
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Len Besthoff reports police were on high alert this afternoon.
Len what happened here?
Well Jean police say there was a large crowd assembled in front of a home
inside the Bluestone Park housing complex, there was a fight, shots rang out,
and those who didn't get hit, scattered.
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IN Q=Apparently someone
((SGT. STAN SMITH/ROANOKE CITY POLICE: APPARENTLY SOMEONE WAS ASSAULTED LAST
NIGHT AND THIS IS REPURCUSSIONS FROM THAT ASSAULT.))
SUPER=01-Sgt. Stan Smith/Roanoke City Police; :00
OUT Q=that assault
Friends and relatives say 17 year old Aaron Reynolds was shot in the back,
and his friend known as "School" was shot in the leg.
But to catch up with the others involved in this, police had to engage in a
foot pursuit and a car chase.
Three suspects were caught outside a nearby middle school.
A gun which may have been involved was also recovered.
And at the SAME TIME all this was going on, there was a shooting at Hanover
Avenue, which police also believe is related to the first incident.
Police say at this point they don't believe the incidents were drug or gang
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(questions: NOW POLICE SAY THIS ALL TOOK PLACE FOLLOWING AN ASSAULT LAST NIGHT,
WHAT'S THAT ALL ABOUT? HOW MANY SHOTS WERE FIRED? )
Fire broke out not far from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the
SUPER=03-Tovsty Lis, Ukraine;
The blaze started among some dried trees and abandoned homes about six
miles from the power plant. It burned through five empty villages in all.
There was fear it would spread radioactive material from the 1986 nuclear
But tonight one expert says there really isn't anything to worry about--
and says today's fire doesn't pose a threat to a large number of people.
Doctor Fred Mettler says most of the radioactive contamination is in the
soil so it would not be spread by smoke.
Syrian President Hafez Assad will not meet with Secretary of State Warren
White House officials say they don't know why.
Christopher returned to Damascus to meet with Assad on the Lebanon
But U-S diplomatic efforts have come under public criticism in Syria.
The official Syria Times newspaper reports U-S efforts will only lead to an
Syria is regarded as the chief power broker in Lebanon- It's given its
backing to a French plan.
Assad DID meet with the French Foreign Minister.
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Roanoke County Board of Supervisors sat down with the school board today. It
is the first meeting since voters rejected the 37-million dollar bond issue for
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As they decide how to address construction needs, Joe Dashiell reports there
is no consensus tonight.
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(roll cue: "...little agreement on how to proceed.")
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :07
SUPER=01-Jerry Canada/School Board Chairman; :15
OUT Q=sooner than later.
(joe ad lib)
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
Straight ahead on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- The world's largest snack food maker
may head to the Hill City-- (----------------)
And a part of Danville's history goes up in smoke-- will community members
be able to preserve the past?
Plus, the latest today from Washington-- a health insurance measured passed
It would mean, among other things, continuous coverage for employees
A basketball game tips off at six o'clock tonight--
Even though you may not know the names of the players, Patrick has a live
report on how they made the team.
It's not official yet, but snack food giant Frito Lay has reportedly agreed
to build its new plant in Lynchburg, bringing one thousand jobs to the area.
Steve Smallshaw is in our Lynchburg newsroom.
Steve how did this deal come together?
Jean, Lynchburg was up against at least four other localities in Virginia,
West Virginia and Pennsylvania for this plant.
City officials reportedly threw everything but the kitchen sink into an
incentive package to get Frito Lay to locate here.
Among the pluses were Lynchburg's industrial park on Lakeside Drive, where
work already is underway to build an access road and infrastructure for the new
Lynchburg also has comparatively attractive utility rates, a key selling
point for Frito Lay which would be a large user of water and sewer services.
Still, all of this is NOT a done deal.. nothing's been signed and the city
and Frito Lay are still negotiating certain items.
That's why many city leaders are concerned that news of this plant has
leaked out despite a tight gag order on everyone involved.
Democratic city council candidate Pete Warren says the leaks could be
...that the Republicans who are up for election in May are jeopardizing the
deal by using this economic good news as another rallying point for their
A move is underway in Danville to save an historic landmark damaged by fire.
It took fire fighters more than two hours to contain the blaze Friday night.
The building on Jefferson Street was vacant but had been used for
The structure is rich in history.
It was built at the turn of the century as a hospital.
James and Cristina Thomas own the property, but say their finances are
stretched thin because the building was NOT insured.
Some community members are afraid it may be torn down so they've organized a
public meeting to find anyone willing to help.
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((CRISTINA THOMAS/PROPERTY OWNER:WE WERE GETTING READY TO GET IT UP AND READY
TO GO FOR THE SPRING AND POSSIBLY SELLING IT SO THIS HAS BEEN A SET BACK FOR US
SO ANY HELP WOULD BE MUCH WELCOMED.
SHARON HODNETT/DOWNTOWN COORDINATOR: WE'RE HOPING PERHAPS SOME FOLKS IN THE
MEDICAL COMMUNITY WILL TAKE A KEEN INTEREST FOR A PROJECT. THE WAY THE BUILDING
IS CONSTRUCTED IT COULD MAKE A WONDERFUL USE FOR A HOSPICE HOUSE, RONALD
MCDONALD HOUSE, SENIOR CITIZENS ASSISTED CARE.))
SUPER=01-Cristina Thomas/Property Owner; :00
SUPER=01-Sharon Hodnett/Downtown Coordinator; :15
OUT Q=assisted care.
The meeting is scheduled for four tomorrow afternoon at the site.
The verdict is in on the trial of Bernard Goetz.
A jury found he was NOT justified in shooting four black men on the New
York subway in 1984.
One of the men was suing him for 50-million dollars.
Doctors and patients will playing the game but organ donation will score all
(Patrick ad lib)
stocks bump next
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Some crew changes at the top of the Roanoke Express franchise-- Mike
Stevens has details in tonight's Two Minute Ticker.
And on Health Check--
We'll tour the new Lewis Gale Breast Center in Salem.
The idea is to provide one-stop services for breast care-- from diagnosis
IN Q=The whole goal
((THE WHOLE GOAL IS IF WE CAN RECOGNIZE AN ABNORMALITY AND FIND THE CANCER
EARLIER, THE CURE RATE FOR CANCER IS MUCH HIGHER AND THE NEED FOR A MASTECTOMY
IS MUCH LOWER ))
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The Senate has passed a health insurance bill by a unanimous vote.
The measure would ensure that workers who move from one job to another would
not lose their coverage.
Also, insurance companies would be banned from denying new enrollees
coverage because of pre-existing conditions.
IN Q=Whether it only
((SENATOR NANCY KASSENBAUM/(R)KANSAS: WHETHER IT ONLY HELPS TEN-MILLION PEOPLE
OR IF IT HELPS 50-MILLION, THE IMPORTANT PART IS IT DOES PROVIDE SOME PEACE OF
MIND FOR THOSE WHO WANT ASSURANCE THAT IF THEY LOSE THEIR JOB OR CHANGE THEIR
JOB, OR IF INSURANCE COVERED PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS, THEY WON'T BE EXCLUDED
FROM THAT COVERAGE.))
((SEN. EDWARD KENNEDY/(D)MASSACHUSETTS: THE HEALTH INSURANCE REFORM ACT IS A
MODEST, RESPONSIBLE, BI-PARTISAN SOLUTION TO OBVIOUS ABUSES IN HEALTH INSURANCE
MADE TODAY. ))
SUPER=01-Sen. Nancy Kassenbaum/(R) Kansas; :00
SUPER=01-Sen. Edward Kennedy/(D) Massachusetts; :28
Last month, a Health Insurance bill passed through the House-- but that
version includes a provision for the controversial medical savings accounts.
The country's second largest blood bank is changing the way it operates--
to better protect the safety of the nation's blood supply.
The move comes after a CBS investigation found that United Blood Services--
or U-B-S-- is at the center of a nationwide investigation by the F-D-A.
IN Q=An investigation
SUPER=01-Mary Pendergast/Food & Drug Administration; :12
SUPER=01-Dan Connor/United Blood Services; 1:18
OUT Q=we're looking for
An investigation turned up more than 200 violations of federal blood safety
guidelines at U-B-S sites in eight cities.
Three centers have already had their licenses revoked.
IN Q=We do see
((MARY PENDERGAST/FOOD & DRUG ADMINISTRATION: WE DO SEE THAT THE RISK OF
CONTAMINATED UNITS GETTING OUT WAS INCREASED BY SOME OF THEIR BLOOD BANKING
The investigation found donors were improperly screened, which allowed
people who had previously tested postive for HIV to continue donating blood.
Employees were advised to continue using defective blood screening
Blood was mixed up and subsequently sent out to hospitals with incorrectly
labelled blood types.
Employees re-created records, to indicate they received required training
without actually being trained and sometimes blood remained unrefrigerated for
two hours or more.
Although the violations can cause serious health problems-- there's no
direct evidence that contaminated blood was used in a transfusion.
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((THE KEY THING TO REMEMBER IS THAT WE'VE GOT IN PLACE A SYSTEM WITH
OVERLAPPING SAFEGUARDS SO THAT ANY ONE PROBLEM STANDING ALONE MIGHT NOT CAUSE
ANY PERSON TO BE AT RISK. IT'S THE BREACH OF MANY OF THE SAFEGUARDS THAT IS
GOING TO CAUSE REAL CONCERN, PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERN. ))
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IN Q=All I can tell
((DAN CONNOR/UNITED BLOOD SERVICES: ALL I CAN TELL YOU IS THAT MY PRIMARY
PURPOSE AND MY FOCUS IS IN FACT TO MAKE SURE THAT ALL THE COMPLAINTS
ARE RESOLVED. OUR PURPOSE I THINK IS TO WORK WITH THE F-D-A TO MAKE IMPROVEMENT
THAT THEY'RE LOOKING FOR, THAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR. ))
OUT Q=we're looking for.
U-B-S insists its blood is now safe, as the company is spending millions of
dollars on improvements.
Don't miss Part-Two of the report, on the CBS Evening News.
Dr. Bob Arnot will have the story, tonight at 6:30.
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The region now has another breast center, with the opening of a new facility
The Lewis Gale Breast Center will offer complete breast care services, with
equipment and specialists all in one spot.
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((DR. BOB WILLIAMS/LEWIS GALE SURGEON: THE WHOLE POINT OF A BREAST CENTER IS TO
ALLOW A MORE COMPLETE APPROACH TO THE CARE OF WOMEN'S BREAST DISEASE BOTH
MALIGNANT AND NON-MALIGNANT. THE IDEA IS TO ALLOW A WOMEN A CHANCE
TO GET HER BREAST EVALUATED IN ONE LOCATION, WHETHER SHE NEEDS A MAMMOGRAM, AN
ULTRASOUND, BE SEEN BY A SURGEON, A MEDICAL ONCOLOGIST, A RADIATION ONCOLOGIST
OR A PLASTIC SURGEON. OUR WHOLE GOAL IS TO ALLOW A WOMAN A CHANCE TO HAVE
EVERYTHING EVALUATED AT ONE TIME. ))
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OUT Q=at one time.
Most patients will receive the result of their mammogram the same day as the
The earlier breast cancer is caught, the easier it is cured.
The new center also offers state-of-the-art imaging and diagnostic
Imagine what life must be like after receiving an organ transplant.
Many folks in our region know the answer first hand.
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And as Patrick Evans found today, it's really not very different.
Here he is with a story of just how normal life can be again.
SUPER=01-Linda Childress/Kidney Recipient;
SUPER=01-Tom Reed/Virginia's Organ Procurement Agency;
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What's in store for the Roanoke Express?
As Mike Stevens reports team officials spoke about the future of Roanoke's
popular hockey team.
Good afternoon everyone welcome to your Tuesday Ticker. We start on the
hard water. In a news conference at the Roanoke Civic Center this morning, the
Roanoke Express spoke to the media for the first time since making a few
management changes last week.
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Since that time, Majority owner John Gagnon was removed as president of the
Pierre Paiement stepped down as secretary. Today, he retained his general
Gagnon has dual ownership in Roanoke and Biloxi hockey teams. Paiement was
helping Gagnon with the Mississippi endeavor and the board of directors felt
dividing attention between two teams was not fair to Roanoke hockey fans and
this morning; their focus was on those fans.
((JOE STEFFEN/ACTING EXPRESS V. PRESIDENT:))
((PIERRE PAIEMENT/EXPRESS GENERAL MANAGER:))
SUPER=01-Joe Steffen/Acting Express Vice President; :00
SUPER=01-Pierre Paiement/Express General Manager; :24
OUT Q=....damage the Express"
More on the Express at six.
In other moves off the playing field today, the Charlotte Hornets and head
coach Allan Bristow have parted ways.
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After five years as the team's head coach, both sides agreed a change was
necessary for the good of the team.
The former Tech star steps aside with with few regrets and a realistic
((ALLAN BRISTOW/RESIGNS AS HORNETS COACH:))
SUPER=01-Allan Bristow/Resigns As Hornets Coach; :00
OUT Q=...EXCUSE THE OTHER."
While Bristow will now look for work elsewhere in the NBA, the Miami Dolphins
secured quarterback Damn Marino's future by signing the 34 year old quarterback
to a three year deal that will pay him nearly six million a season.
I'll join you from the Armory gym at six.
But first let's check back in with Jean.
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The man who lead police on a high speed chase that ended up killing a family
of three over the weekend says police are to blame.
Today 21-year-old Scott Carlton Allman spoke out from his jail cell.
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Keith Humphry has details.
Jean, Allman was arrested Sunday
after a 12- mile chase ended in the death of a Vinton family.
Allman spoke to Ron Jones by phone today.
Roanoke County police say they did the right thing to continue the pursuit
but Allman disagrees.
IN Q=When during the
((VOICE OF SCOTT ALLMAN: WHEN DURING THE CHASE, OKAY... IT CAUSES MORE
ACCIDENTS ON THE ROAD, OKAY.))
OUT Q=the road, okay.
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We'll bring you more from the conversation plus some other stuff in a half
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