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A young boy drowns at Smith Mountain Lake--
A bomb goes off at City Hall in Spokane Washington.
The search is on for a former CIA director missing from his Maryland home.
Nature throws a strong cold front our way later tonight. Good bet for
showers and thunderstorms.
Tonight on Health Check--
Billions of dollars in workers' compensation payments are produced each
But now the latest trend is to PRESCREEN employees and the working
environment for potential injuries.
A bomb rocks city hall in Spokane, Washington.
Now authorites are trying to figure out who's responsible.
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Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at Five, I'm Jean Jadhon.
No one was hurt in the blast-
The building was empty when the bomb went off.
But the force scattered debris for more than 100 yards in front of city
Local authorities describe the explosive device as a fairly large pipe
Federal agents are still investigating.
Police don't know if this blast is related to bombings earlier this month
at a bank and a Spokane newspaper office.
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The militia-men accused of making pipe bombs are in court today-
30 year old William McCranie and 34 year old Robert Starr appeared for a
The two are charged with conspiring to stockpile bombs.
((MY POSITION IS MY CLIENT IS INNOCENT AND WE WILL PROVE IT. ))
SUPER=01-Nancy Lord/Starr's Attorney; 00 quick!
OUT Q=will prove it.
Law enforcers aren't taking any chances-
They removed a suspicious package from the federal courthouse in Macon
before today's hearing.
A Henry County man who was shot and stabbed repeatedly-- refused to look at
his alleged attacker in court today.
Knova Day was the only witness to testify at a preliminary hearing in Chatham
for 24 year old Mark Anthony Carter.
Authorities charged Carter with two counts of murder in February.
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According to testimony, the murders happened during a drug deal.
Day described how Carter pulled a gun and killed his two friends outside an
abandoned store in the Sandy River Community of Pittsylvania County.
Day stared straight ahead as he talked about his own injuries.
IN Q=When I
((KNOVA DAY/PROSECUTION WITNESS:WHEN I HEARD THE FIRST SHOT, HE HAD SHOT
DARRELL, YOU KNOW, I DON'T KNOW IF HE SHOT ME OR SHERRELL NEXT. ))
SUPER=01-Knova Day/Prosecution Witness; :00
OUT Q=or Sherrell next.
Day was stabbed 14 times.
Sherrell Hairston and Darrell Womack were killed in the attack.
The case has been sent to a grand jury.
The grandson of Roanoke delegate Vic Thomas drowned yesterday in Smith
Bedford County authorities say 3-year old Cole Patrick Thomas had been
watching videos inside his grandfather's home when he apparently wandered off.
That's when his father discovered him lying in shallow water near the shore.
IN Q=After the boy
((INVEST. RICKY GARDNER/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: AFTER THE BOY WAS PULLED
FROM THE LAKE, RESUSCITATION EFFORTS WERE PERFORMED BY THE PARENTS. LATER THERE
WAS A DOCTOR WHO LIVED IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND THE BOY WAS CARRIED TO THE
DOCTOR'S RESIDENCE AND THE DOCTOR ASSISTED IN THE RESUSCITATION.))
SUPER=01-Sgt. Ricky Gardner/Bedford Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :00
OUT Q=in the resuscitation.
The boy later died at Bedford Memorial Hospital.
Police have ruled his death an accident.
The owners of a Lynchburg business gutted by fire last night say they'll
rebuild at the same location.
Today fire officials say arson is to blame for the blaze at Alco Vinyl
Siding and Windows.
Authorities say someone set fire to the back porch of the 12th street
busniess. The flames quickly spread to the rest of the building.
Firefighters spent an hour trying to get it under control.
The bac of the structure was heavily damaged by fire, while the rest of the
building had smoke and water damage.
Fire marshals say a man arrested nearby for being drunk in public may be a
suspect in the arson.
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Wind and dry conditions were the recipe for a brush fire in Ferrum this
Curtis Dove walked out of his mother-in-law's house and noticed smoke coming
from the woods.
Fire officials say hot ashes sparked the blaze.
The wind made fighting it tough.
IN Q=it's shifting a lot
((R W LAW/FORESTRY SERVICE: IT'S SHIFTING A LOT. WE'VE GOT A LOT OF DRY
MATERIAL. WE'VE GOT A FAST MOVING HOT SPOT GOING THIS WAY AND ANOTHER A
DIFFERENT WAY AND WE CALL THAT TWO DIFFERENT HEADS.))
SUPER=01-R. W. Law/Forestry Service;
OUT Q=TWO DIFFERENT HEADS
A bulldozer was brought in to clear a fire line.
Fire fighters from Ferrum and Rocky Mount shuttled in water to douse the
The fire destroyed about five acres.
Wind and rain are causing trouble in the Midwest-
sweeping cars off roads and roofs off buildings.
Cars are underwater in parts of Indiana-
Hundreds of people had to flee their homes- some got out by boat- the only
way to reach dry land.
Four people are dead in Missouri, including a fisherman whose boat
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Straight ahead on News-7 at Five-- NEITHER candidate for Roanoke mayor gets
an endorsement from the Firefighters association.
And the results are in-- were these balconies at a Blacksburg apartment
complex structurally sound before they came crashing down?
And on Health Check-- look mah, no cavities-- the latest dental health study
proves kids are taking better care of their teeth these days.
Plus a sneak peek at an art show in Southside--
All coming up after this break.
Former CIA director William Colby is missing-
SUPER=03-La Plata, MD;
The 76 year old was at his weekend home in Maryland.
He had apparently been canoeing last night- the canoe was found capsized
not far from his home.
((CLYDE STOKES/NEIGHBOR: I SAW THE LADDER DOWN AND THAT'S HOW HE GETS IN HIS
CANOE AND THE CANOE WAS GONE AND THE WIND WAS GETTING UP.))
OUT Q=WIND WAS GETTING UP."
Authorities searched the water but did not find Colby.
Colby was CIA director under President's Nixon and Ford.
The investigation continues into this weekend's shooting death of a young
boy at Virginia Military Institute in Lexington.
10-year-old John Pickral was accidentally shot in the chest by V-M-I's
shooting coach, Jim Thorpe.
DOUBLE BOXES Jean/RON
Ron Jones was at V-M-I this afternoon and is in our newsroom with the
Jean, there are still a lot of unanswered questions concerning this shooting
Such as, how did a loaded, unauthorized firearm get into the range.
According to V-M-I officials it is against policy to allow anything but a 22
or 38 caliber firearm in the range.
State Police are waiting to question Thorpe.
SUPER=01-Col. Mike Strickler/VMI Spokesman; :42
OUT Q=on the gun.
(( John Pickral was described as an inquisitive little boy-- full of life.
He was a fourth grader at Waddell Elementary school in Lexington.
V-M-I officials say he was very active in firearms training.
In fact for the past two years he was at the V-M-I firing range every week,
practicing his hobby.
But it came to an end this weekend when his shooting coach, Jim Thorpe, was
putting away a 380 semi-automatic and accidentally shot Pickral in the chest.
V-M-I officials say the pistol was Thorpe's personal firearm.
Now they wonder how the unauthorized loaded pistol got into the range and
((COL. MIKE STRICKLER/VMI SPOKESMAN: THERE WILL BE AN.... LAB REPORT THEY'RE
DOING ON THE GUN))
Thorpe was also shot in the hand during the incident.
DOUBLE BOXES RON/JEAN
Jean, VMI and State Police should wrap up the investigation within the next
Blacksburg's building inspector has determined two apartment balconies that
collapsed Saturday WERE constructed according to building codes.
The second and third floor balconies at Terrace View collapsed under the
weight of about 40 students, injuring 16.
The rental policy states no more than 10 people should be on a balcony at
After reviewing the deck structure and connections, the building official
found no code violations.
Roanoke firefighters made their endorsements for city council today, but the
big story may be the name that's NOT on the list.
The Roanoke Fire Fighters Association is backing Nelson Harris, Alvin Nash,
Jim Trout, and Linda Wyatt.
But the group did NOT make an endorsement in the mayor's race.
IN Q=We interviewed
((RICHARD SARVER/ROANOKE FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION: WE INTERVIEWED BOTH
CANDIDATES FOR MAYOR. WE WERE IMPRESSED WITH THEIR RESPONSES, BUT OUR
MEMBERSHIP ELECTED TO MAKE NO ENDORSEMENT FOR MAYOR. AND WE'D LIKE TO JUST
LEAVE IT LIKE THAT.))
SUPER=01-Richard Sarver/Roanoke Firefighters Association;
OUT Q=leave it like that.
The fire fighters association was one of the groups that was instrumental in
David Bowers' victory four years ago.
Today, Bowers acknowledged the firefighters' unhappiness with his vote on a
recent salary issue, but said he hopes to have their support again in the
Republican Pat Green is challenging Bowers in the mayor's race.
Their names may not be Picasso, Van Gough, or Monet--but they are showing
off their artwork in Martinsville.
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((PATRICK EVANS: ))
OUT Q=next on news-7 at five
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Students at Patrick Henry Community College are showing their stuff today.
An art show displaying local talent opens tonight, and Patrick Evans has a
SUPER=21-Patrick Evans; :00
SUPER=01-Jeannie Plybon/Art Student; :43
SUPER=01-Jerry Bannan/Art Instructor; 1:32
SUPER=01-Joey Hornick/"The Egg Man"; 1:58 VERY QUICK
OUT Q=NEWS-7 AT FIVE.
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health music under
Stick around for more NEWS-7 at Five--one of the nation's best college
basketball players is entering the N-B-A draft.
And on Health Check-- new child-proof bottles are out, but are they adult
plus handling workplace injuries, both mind AND body.
((OH THAT DEPRESSION...I DID NOT LEAVE MY HOME I'M SERIOUS AND I HAVE BEEN
GOING NOW SINCE I HAVE GOTTEN MYSELF BACK TOGETHER.))
OUT Q=back together.
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Topping tonight's Health Check report.
Back strain is one of the most common employee injury in
the American workplace.
With the help of this "work" simulator, Mildred Jones is learning how to lift
But this comes after first falling on the job and then lifting something
heavy... putting her out of work for several months.
((MILDRED JONES/BACK INJURY PATIENT: THE MUSCLES GOT TIGHT WHERE I MEAN IT
WAS EXTREMELY PAINFUL TO REACH UP...I MEAN THIS HAND HERE I HAD NO STRENGTH IN
THIS HAND THE FIRST TIME I CAME TO THERAPY WHICH WAS A YEAR AGO." ))
SUPER=01-Mildred Jones/Back Injury Patient;
OUT Q=a year ago.
But an occupational therapist says pre-screening could have prevented her
((ERIC MICHAEL/OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST: FROM THAT ANALYSIS YOU CAN ALSO SET UP
SCREENING WHERE YOU CAN SCREEN YOUR EMPLOYEES ONCE THET'RE BEING HIRED SO YOU
KNOW THAT THEY ARE FIT FOR THAT JOB. ))
SUPER=01-Eric Michael/Occupational Therapist;
OUT Q=that job.
Experts say there's more to recovering than just healing the body--
The mind plays a crucial role too... because depression can set in after
About 10-million employees suffer work-impairing back pain every year.
It's costly not only for you- but your employer, producing five billion
dollars in workers compensation payments annually.
A new dental health study shows 55 percent of school-age children have no
cavities in their permanent teeth, up from 26 percent two decades ago.
Dentists say flouridated water and toothpaste, a higher rate of dental
visits, and an improved diet are possible explanations.
But the study also finds that tooth decay continues to affect millions of
American children, with the majority experiencing decay by their late teens.
The study was reported in a recent issue of the "Journal of the American
The government is touting the benefits of new rules on child-proof pill
The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the rules will
prevent an estimated 50 accidental poisonings among children, within the next
The changes mean pill bottle tops will be modified so that kids still
won't be able to open them, but adults will find them easier to use.
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In Sweden there's a new study suggesting sexual feelings are timeless.
A newly-released study finds many folks in Sweden have sex well
into their 80s.
Doctors surveyed the sex habits of 321 men and women, all of
The results contradict the stereotype that old folks cannot-- or don't want
to have sex.
This report was published in the "New England Journal of Medicine."
College Basketball Player of the Year Marcus Camby is planning to skip his
Mike Stevens has that story as well as an update on the conditions of two
Good afternoon folks and welcome to the Monday afternoon two minute sports
Let's begin by getting all of you NASCAR fans updated on the condition on
Bill Elliott and Ricky Craven.
SUPER=03-Talladega, AL/ESPN; :00
Elliott is undergoing surgery at this hour in Birmingham at the Healthsouth
He has broken left femur, the large bone in his upper leg, and the break is
very high near the hip and pelvis area.
His physician is Dr. James Andrews, the same man who preformed Bo Jackson's
hip replacement surgery.
The McDonald's race team is holding a newsconference tonight at 7 at the
hospital to discuss the surgery and Elliott's future.
Meanwhile, the news is much better for Ricky Craven, who was involved in this
melee in yesterday's Winston Select 500.
Craven was moved from intensive care to a normal room at the Carraway County
medical center last night.
A hospital spokeswoman told me this afternoon that he is scheduled to undergo
one more test this afternoon, and that there is a good chance he will be
released tonight, with nothing more than bumps, bruises and a few scratches.
SUPER=03-Amherst, MA/This Afternoon;
And Craven isn't the only one getting out. Marcus Camby, the Atlantic 10
player of the year announced this afternoon that he is giving up his final year
of college eligibility to try his hand at the NBA.
The 6-11 center will likely be one of the top three picks in the June draft.
He averaged 21 points and eight rebounds this past season for the Minutemen.
The first minicamp for the Carolina Panthers has been a positive one. In
fact, the only minor set back was a groin injury to top draft pick and running
back Tim Biakabutuka.
SUPER=03-Rock Hill, SC; :00
Head coach Dom Capers says there's no question the Panthers are a better
team now than they were a year ago.
The three day mini camp, which wrapped up this past weekend, consisted of
meetings and practices. Camp was designed to mainly help Carolina's 10 draft
picks and the free agent crop adjust to the Panther system.
IN Q="Most of
((DOM CAPERS/PANTHER HEAD COACH:MOST OF THE GUYS HAVE BEEN VERY SUCCESSFUL,
COLLEGE PLAYERS. THEY COME IN CONFIDENT. THIS IS A NEW ENVIRONMENT FOR THEM.
THERE GONNA GET A LOT OF INFORMATION AND SOME OF THEM WILL HANDLE IT BETTER
THAN OTHERS. THEY KEY IS AND WHAT WE EMPHASIZE WITH THEM IS THEY JUST HAVE TO
STAY ON TOP OF THINGS BECAUSE IT DOESN'T SLOW DOWN.))
SUPER=01-Dom Capers/Panther Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...doesn't slow down"
Coming up at 6, we will cool off in the pool with Roy Stanley as he chats
with Virginia Cavalier swimmer Peter Wright, who is headed to the Olympics.
See ya then everybody.
A legal fight over who gets to build Virginia's first parimutuel horse
racing track is over.
SUPER=03-Charles Town, WV/File Tape;
The fortunes of racing rose and fell in West Virginia in the seven years
since Virginia voters approved the idea.
In Virginia, Colonial Downs in New Kent County is finally the winner.
The Virginia Jockey Club has reviewed this month's decision by the state
Court of Appeals-- and given up the race to build a track in Loudoun County.
Land has already been cleared east of Richmond for Colonial Downs.
It's owned by a Toledo, Ohio developer.
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Ferrum College is breaking ground on a new project.
Jean/Keith double boxes
Keith Humphry tells us the expansion is good news for the school which is in
a period of transition.
That's right Jean. Just last month,SUPER=@Keith1;
faculty members were questioning the school's direction under President Jerry
At this afternoon's ground breaking ceremony, Boone called the 700-thousand
dollar expansion of Garber Hall necessary for the Life Sciences division of the
school and a positive sign of growth.
Faculty, students and parents were among the contributors to the building
We'll have more on that story tonight on News 7 at Six.
double boxes keith/jean
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