Up next on News 7 at Five-
A man is arrested for making an obsence phone call- but police suspect he
may be the Raleigh Court Stalker.
Plus two military chopers collide in North Carolina- killing 14 people.
Today's warm temperatures and high humidity will lead to tomorrow's afternoon
showers and thunderstorms. Details straight ahead.
ON Health CHeck, an important new development in the AIDS front.
Plus, it seems fatty food is making a comeback-- if it ever left us, that
A man charged with making an obscene phone call to a teenage girl appears in
Police say he may also be the Raleigh Court Stalker.
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Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at FIVE, I'm Jean Jadhon.
At the moment Michael Andrew Obremski is charged only with a single
misdemeanor for the obscene call he allegedly made last month.
But police cited his criminal history in court today, and got the 42-year
old suspect locked up.
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Keith Humphry spoke with Obremski a couple of times today, and he attended
the court hearing.
It would be unusual for a Juvenile Court judge to hold someone without bond
on a misdemeanor,
but it turns out this may be just the beginning of Michael Obremski's legal
Late Wednesday, police armed with a search warrant arrived at the Plaza
Court Motel on Williamson Road.
They took him into custody and confiscated 14 items, including some
marijuana, lists of names and phone numbers and nine video tapes.
IN Q=I had some
((MICHAEL OBREMSKI: I HAD SOME TAPES WITH SOME MUSIC AND I HAD SOME MOVIES AND
WHY TOOK THESE I DON'T KNOW, BUT THEY TOOK THEM, I GUESS TO CHECK WHAT WAS ON
THEM. But it doesn't involve anything you're accused of? NO I'D RATHER NOT SAY
ANYTHING ELSE UNTIL I GET A LAWYER.))
SUPER=01-Michael Andrew Obremski/Suspect;
OUT Q=get a lawyer.
***Keith AUDIO ON CART***
According to testimony in court this afternoon, Obremski used the phone
around the corner from his room on Williamson Road to call a 14-year old girl
the night of April 17.
A county detective told the judge the girl immediately hung up and hit
The phone company traced the call to the Plaza Court Motel .
At the same time, according to police, a video surveillance camera caught
Obremski on the motel's pay phone.
IN Q=two days
((DET. JEFF HERRICK/ROANOKE CO. POLICE;: ))
SUPER=01-Det. Jeff Herrick/Roanoke Co. Police;
OUT Q=another call
Obremski faces no more than a year in jail and a 354-hundred dollar fine on
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But the prosecutor said today that police expect to file felony charges
against Obremski before they're finished.
(question: What indications are there that this man is the Raleigh Court
Another military crash today- Two Marine helicopters collided over Camp
Lejeune North Carolina.
SUPER=03-Camp Lejeune, NC:
It happened in this air space at about two this morning-
Fourteen people were killed- but a pilot and co-pilot survived.
A doctor says one of the injured is in critical condition.
((DR. KEN MITCHELL/CHIEF RESIDENT: HE IS CURRENTLY UNDERGOING A BARRAGE OF
TESTS. YES SIR ANY KIND OF INJURY LIKE THIS CAN BE LIFE THREATENING. BUT IT'S
HARD FOR ME TO GIVE YOU HIS EXACT INJURIES NOW BECAUSE WE'RE STILL EVALUATING
SUPER=01-Dr. Ken Mitchell/Chief Resident;
OUT Q=STILL EVALUATING THOSE.
The choppers were on a nighttime war games exercise.
It was just yesterday that a military chopper crashed in Connecticut
killing all four people aboard.
GRAPHIC=drug bust coke
Ten people, including a juvenile, face a minimum of ten years in prison
following a lengthy undercover drug investigation in Henry County.
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Teresa Hamilton was there when the suspects were led away in handcuffs.
Jean, authorities are hoping the streets of Sandy Level will be a lot safer
now that a dent's been made in what's believed to be one of the area's most
serious drug trafficking rings.
IN Q=This morning
SUPER=01-Frank Cassell/Henry Co. Sheriff; :00
SUPER=03-Henry Co.; :07
SUPER=07-Alethea Hairston; :37
OUT Q=smaller players.
IN Q=This morning
((FRANK CASSELL/HENRY CO. SHERIFF:THIS MORNING WE SEIZED APPROXIMATELY THREE
OUNCES OF CRACK COCAINE, TWO POUNDS OF MARIJUANA. ))
OUT Q=of marijuana.
As well as 20- guns and 20- thousand dollars in cash were seized from
Details of the raid were outlined in a morning news conference.
Less than an hour later, the suspects were handcuffed and taken away.
According to court papers, most of the evidence came from three confidential
informants who witnessed cocaine being bought and sold.
Authorities believe those arrested are significant drug dealers.
But not everyone in the Sandy Level Community is convinced.
IN Q=They left
((ALETHEA HAIRSTON:THEY LEFT THE MAJOR PLAYERS BEHIND A PRETTY GOOD WAYS, THEY
GOT THE SMALLER PLAYERS. ))
OUT Q=smaller players.
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(Question: How significant a role did a recent US News and World magazine
article play in today's raid?)
Torrential Rains and severe weather continue throughout the Midwest.
SUPER=03-Warren Co., IA;
Roads are closed in Iowa after high winds and rain knocked out utilities,
power is also out in parts of Illinois.
And traffic there is snarled as many motorists are caught in the high water.
The Governor of Indiana is asking for federal aid for ten counties hit hard
SUPER=03-Kansas City, MO;
This house lost a battle with the elements, as rain soaked ground gave way.
Flooding is also reported in parts of Ohio, Nebraska and Michigan.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Straight ahead--on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- will women be admitted to
Hampden-Sydney College? The latest coming up...
And art means different things to different people...especially one British
artist's dead animal exhibit.
And on Health Check, get ready for this-- male pregnancy.
More than one physician says it can be done-- it's not the science that's
stopping it, but the ethical debate.
The medical examinier in Maryland releases William Colby's cause of death.
The former C-I-A director's body was discovered after his canoe capsized.
Don't go away.
It's one of only two all-male non-military colleges in the country, but even
Hampden-Sydney College near Farmville is considering admitting women in the
Steve Smallshaw joins us from our Lynchburg bureau. Steve what's the reason
for going co-ed and what do the students there think about it?
Jean, like every other school in the country Hampden-Sydney finds itself
competing for applicants every spring.
Those who argue for going co- ed say admitting women would double the size
of the applicant pool.
SUPER=03-Prince Edward Co.;
A slight majority of the faculty favors co-education, but the students
generally are against it.
College officials stress admitting women is not the only option they're
IN Q=Planning means
((J. SCOTT COLLEY/HAMPDEN- SYDNEY PROVOST: PLANNING MEANS SELF- ANALYSIS. WHO
ARE WE? WHAT ARE WE? WHAT ARE WE TRYING TO DO? SO NATURALLY WE BRING UP THE
QUESTION OF CO- EDUCATION. BUT THAT'S NOT ALL WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT. WE'RE
TALKING ABOUT THE STATUS QUO AND WE'RE TALKING ABOUT MAYBE WE SHOULD BE
SLIGHTLY SMALLER THAN WE ARE.))
((JAMES SIMMS/HISTORY PROFESSOR: BUT THE FACT IS IF WE DISAPPEAR, ONE LITTLE
ELEMENT OF DIVERSITY IN THE ACADEMIC WORLD IS GONE, AND I WOULD HATE TO SEE
SUPER=01-J. Scott Colley/Hampden-Sydney Provost; :00
SUPER=01-James Simms/History Professor; :16
OUT Q=to see that happen.
Hampden- Sydney's board of trustees is in town this weekend for Sunday's
They'll discuss all their options, but a final decision is still several
months down the road. Jean?
William Colby suffered a stroke or heart attack and then drowned and
SUPER=03-Charles Co., MD;
That's the ruling by Maryland's state medical examiner.
He says there are no signs of foul play in the death of the former C-I-A
The medical examiner says the 76-year-old had narrowed or hardened
arteries and probably fell into the water after suffering cardiac arrest or a
Colby died April 27th near his weekend home in Maryland.
His body was found nearby on Monday.
Iron Gate Police Officer Jim Phillips says he's considering a second appeal.
Yesterday, a judge in Botetourt County upheld his conviction for reckless
SUPER=03-Iron Gate/File Tape;
In March, Phillips was pursuing someone he thought was driving on a
He crossed a double yellow line to pass a slow-moving truck.
Dennis Dew was driving in the opposite direction and says he narrowly
avoided a head-on collision with Phillips' car.
Yesterday in Botetourt County Circuit Court, Judge George Honts agreed that
Phillips acted improperly.
IN Q=I've served the public for over
((JIM PHILLIPS/IRON GATE POLICE OFFICER: I'VE SERVED THE PUBLIC FOR OVER 20
YEARS AND AS FAR AS I KNOW, I'VE NEVER EVEN HAD A WRITTEN COMPLAINT. SO YEAH,
IT'S DISAPPOINTING FOR SOMETHING LIKE THIS TO HAPPEN, BUT WE'LL TAKE IT FROM
SUPER=01-Jim Phillips/Iron Gate Police Officer;
OUT Q=we'll take it from there.
Phillips remains on administrative leave, but his attorney says he may have
grounds for another appeal.
South Salem Elementary School is prepping for a big weekend-- It is the
annual Spring Roundup, and Patrick Evans is taking a sneak peek.
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South Salem Elementary School is offering a weekend fun with a Carnival and
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Patrick Evans joins us from Salem to tell us more about the P-T-A's event.
SUPER=01-Mala Kesler/South Salem PTA;
SUPER=01-Joe Coleman/South Salem Principal;
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Stay with us-- Mike will tell us what former Tech star Dell Curry was doing
On Health Check-- researchers say they've discovered a protein that the
AIDS virus uses to launch its attack.
It's an important finding that could lead to a cure.
IN Q=The discovery
((THE DISCOVERY OF FUSIN GIVES US AN IMPORTANT NEW TARGET TO TRY TO DEVELOP NEW
DRUGS THAT ACT AGAINST HIV BY BINDING TO FUSIN AND PREVENTING HIV FROM ENTERING
OUT Q=from entering cells.
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An important new discovery may help in the war on AIDS.
Government scientists say they've isolated a protein that the AIDS virus
uses to launch its attack on cells.
The protein, known as fusin, may be the key in unlocking the dealy virus.
IN Q=It's a mechanism
SUPER=01-Dr. Anthony Fauci/National Institutes of Health; :04
SUPER=01-Edward Burger/Study Author; :24 quick
OUT Q=into the cells
IN Q=It's a mechanism
((DR. ANTHONY FAUCI, NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH: IT'S A MECHANISM THAT THE
VIRUS USES TO EFFECTIVELY ALLOW ITSELF TO GET INTO A
CELL WHERE IT THEN INFECTS THE CELL AND DOES THE DAMAGE OF DESTROYING THE
BODY'S IMMUNE SYSTEM.))
OUT Q=body's immune system.
Scientists have known for years that immune system cells with a
coating called CD4 are the preferred targets of HIV.
"Fusin", they've learned, is the key that opens the door for the virus.
IN Q=The virus
((EDWARD BERGER/STUDY AUTHOR: THE VIRUS INFECTION WOULD NEVER TAKE PLACE IF
THE VIRUS COULDN'T GET INTO THE CELLS. ))
OUT Q=into the cells.
Scientists are hoping this latest finding could in fact find a way to stop
the spread of AIDS-- with a cure, or a vaccine.
There is one note of caution, though-- as fusin provides the key for just
one strain of the AIDS virus.
In Philadelphia, emergency rooms in have been flooded with nearly 100
people who ingested a lethal form of heroin.
The drug users became violent and combative after taking a type of heroin
known as "homicide" or "Super Buick." At least eleven people are listed
in critical condition.
McDonald's has kicked off one of it's biggest ad campaigns of all time.
The fast food giant is targeting adults--not with a new light menu--just the
This week McDonald's unveiled its new adult image, by introducing the Arch
Deluxe-- a hamburger with bacon, and lots of sauce.
The sandwich zaps a third of your day's calories and half of the allotted
IN Q=when they
((DEAN GOVOSTIS/MCDONALD'S: WHEN THEY GO OUT, THEY LIKE TO ENJOY THEMSELVES
AND THEY TEND TO SPLURGE WHEN THEY ARE OUT, AND TRY TO WATCH THEIR DIET AT
OUT Q=AT HOME
***CONNIE AUDIO ON CART****
McDonald's isn't the only one bringing back fat.
Pizza Hut's new stuffed crust pizza is rolling in the dough-- a billion
dollar success with even more calories than the Arch Deluxe.
Ben and Jerry's ice cream also loaded with fat grams has returned to
Dieiticians suggest fat is returning because most people do not eat in
Biologically, fat stimulates the brain better than any other food, making you
Dieticians say the key to staying on a low fat diet is to replace the fat.
IN Q=when you
((ROBERTA CLARKE/DIETICIAN: WHEN YOU ARE TRYING TO EAT LESS FAT YOU CAN GET A
SIMILAR SENSE OF FULLNESS FROM A HIGH FIBER DIET.))
SUPER=01-Roberta Clarke/Dietician; :00
OUT Q=fiber diet.
But recent surveys find people are only getting their fruits and vegetables
from the ketchup and lettuce on their burgers.
Earlier this week, Canadian doctors delivered a baby that had been growing
in the mother's stomach.
That situation is leading some to wonder, could a man actually have a baby?
The answer, reports at least one physician in Chicago is yes.
Here's how a male pregnancy would be manipulated:
First, the man would get an injection of this hormone to cut off his
Next, he'd be given estrogen and progesterone.
Then a test tube pregnancy would be surgically implanted in the man's
That embryo would form a placenta.
After six to seven months the fetus would then be delivered by cessarean
So with the techniques available today-- the obstacles may be more ethical
IN Q=The question is
((DR. EDMOND CONFINO/NORTHWESTERN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL: THE QUESTION IS REALLY
SHOULD THEY BE USED TO PRODUCE ABDOMINAL PREGNANCY IN THE MALE RECIPIENT. AND
I THINK THIS IS THE MAIN QUESTION, RATHER THAN THE TECHNICAL QUESTION ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Edmond Confino/Northwestern Memorial Hospital; :
Charlotte Hornet Guard Dell Curry visited the Roanoke Valley today--
The former Virginia Tech star was doing his part for charity--
Mike Stevens joins us to explain.
Good afternoon everybody and welcome to your weekend.
The Nba playoffs continue tonight as the Rockets take on the Sonics and the
Magic hosts Atlanta.
SUPER=03-Orlando, FL; :00
The Hawks were hammered in game one as Penny Hardaway scored 32 and Shaquille
O'Neal threw down a playoff career high 41 points.
Orlando expects Shaq to get some additional attention tonight.
IN Q="That's what...
((ANFERNEE "PENNY" HARDAWAY/ORLANDO POINT GUARD:))
SUPER=01-Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway/Orlando Point Guard; :00
OUT Q=...GONNA TAKE."
The Bulls don't play the Knicks again until tomorrow but they may be without
This afternoon during practice Kukoc hurt his back as was taken to a nearby
hospital in an ambulance.
There is no word on the severity of the injury at this time.
And don't look now but the 240 mile an hour mark is about to be shattered at
Indianapolis. This afternoon Arie Luyendyk ran the fastest practice lap ever at
the track at 239 point 260 miles an hour.
Qualifying begins tomorrow.
The Mac & Bob's Downs Syndrome Golf Tournament teed off over at Hanging
Rock Golf Club today.
280 golfers made up 70 teams that competed in the captain's choice one day
Charlotte Hornet guard Dell Curry teamed up to help raise funds for Downs
Syndrome. The former Tech star's foursome included Roanoke head coach Page Moir
and Maroon athletic director Scott Allison along with Longwood A.D. Jack
The golfers played hard and then had a chance to feast on a a outdoor
buffet. The event raised about 10 thousand dollars last year and the goal this
year is no different.
IN Q="It's a great
((DELL CURRY/CHARLOTTE HORNET GUARD:))
((PAGE MOIR/ROANOKE BASKETBALL COACH:))
((BOB ROTANZ/TOURNAMENT SPONSOR:))
SUPER=01-Dell Curry/Charlotte Hornet Guard; :00
SUPER=01-Page Moir/Roanoke Basketball Coach; :08
SUPER=01-Bob Rotanz/Tournament Sponsor; :18
OUT Q=...makes you feel good"
Coming up at six tonight, Steve Mason will tell us about Dell Curry's AAU team
from Roanoke that is on its way to Louisville.
Plus, we'll tell about some moving and shaking on the local Late Model racing
scene this Saturday.
Have a super, safe weekend everybody.
take a break
An art exhibit in the Big Apple is generating a lot of discussion.
People are flocking to see a show considered "food for thought."
Damien Hirst is the artist, his subject-- dead animals.
He's an award winning British artist with two controversial pieces of work:
two dead cows each sliced into six sections.
Also on exhibit-- a dead pig cut into two pieces.
IN Q=I think you
((I THINK YOU MAKE PEOPLE THINK ABOUT THEMSELVES...IT HAS TO BE KIND OF AN
REPULSIVE AND ATTRACTIVE THING))
OUT Q=ATTRACTIVE THING.
Not everyone is giving the exhibit rave reviews.
But Hirst says he even toned it down.
The show closes in three months, not because the artist has limited appeal,
but a limited permit from the health department.
(toss to robin)
(ROBIN tosses to jean)
(ad lib bye)