Up next on News 7 at Five-
Roanoke Police surround a convenience store today-
We'll have a live report on today's standoff.
Bob Dole brings his Presidential campaign to the Commonwealth.
Plus a dramatic rescue on Interstate 81.
A cold front fires up the afternoon thunderstorms with hail and heavy
A severe thunderstorm watch continues this hour for much of Virginia.
On Health Check, the latest from the AIDS front, with a new less-invasive
Plus, a consumer group has some ideas on preventing thousands of
baseball-related injuries among children.
A tense standoff with Police in southeast Roanoke ends peacefully this
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Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at Five, I'm Jean Jadhon.
A young man armed with a gun and a knife held off police for almost an hour
until the officers were able to overpower him.
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Joe Dashiell has been following this story--
Joe, how did this situation develop?
Jean, the young man was outside of a southeast Roanoke convenience store
when a police officer stopped and reportedly asked him why he wasn't in school.
Witnesses say he cursed the officer, then pulled a gun.
IN Q=I thought
SUPER=07-Desire Carlisle; :00 very quick!
SUPER=07-Tina Davis; wait
OUT Q=subdue him.
IN Q=I thought I was going
((I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO DIE.))
OUT Q=to die.
Desire Carlisle was sitting in a car as the incident unfolded... as the
young man leveled a handgun at the police officer.
Sharon Richmond was pumping gas.
IN Q=The boy kept walking
((TINA DAVIS: THE BOY KEPT WALKING TOWARD ME WITH THE GUN AIMED AT THE COP AND
THE COP TOLD ME, "M'AM GET BACK, GET BACK," BECAUSE I WAS COMING AROUND THE GAS
(( THAT IS THE SCARED-EST I'VE EVER BEEN IN MY LIFE. YOU ALWAYS SEE SOMETHING
LIKE THIS ON COPS, NOT IN REAL LIFE.))
OUT Q=not in real life.
After dropping the gun, the young man paced the parking lot holding a large
knife to his wrist.
Spectators gathered, as police closed off nearby streets, and officers
tried to persuade the young man to surrender.
Ultimately, it took a dose of pepper spray and quick action by several
officers to subdue him.))
The young man did not appear to be seriously injured.
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Jean, but a couple of the officers are probably still feeling the effects
of the struggle.
At least two of them were also caught by the stream of pepper spray.
A dramatic rescue on Interstate 81 this afternoon.
A man was threatening to jump off an overpass at Radford exit 105.
E-M-S personnel, firefighters, sheriff's deputies and members of the man's
family tried to talk him out of it.
Finally, the fire department lifted a ladder from a truck, and the man
managed to climb down on his own.
Authorities took the man into emergency custody for evaluation by mental
He told police he wanted to take his life because of ongoing physical
Japan's apologized for accidentally shooting down an American plane.
The A-6 Navy plane was hit last night during joint military exercises
about 16 hundred miles West of Hawaii.
Both pilot and bomb navigator ejected safely.
Japan says one of its destroyers mistakenly shot the plane.
((CAPT. MIKE DOUBLEDAY/PENTAGON SPOKESMAN: WE CERTAINLY ACCEPT THEIR APOLOGY.
I THINK THIS COULD BE CHARACTERIZED AS A VERY UNFORTUNATE TRAINING ACCIDENT.))
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OUT Q=TRAINING ACCIDENT."
So far no explanation of why the mistake happened.
That's now under investigation.
The Government wants Chrysler to recall 90 thousand cars, but Chrysler says
no-- so the government's taking the car manufacturer to court.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the seat belt
anchors don't meet safety standards.
Chyrsler says nothing's wrong with them.
((LEW GOLDFARB/CHRYSLER SPOKESMAN: THIS IS NOT A SAFETY DEFECT. IT'S
IMPORTANT TO KEEP THAT IN MIND. THERE'S BEEN NO FINDING OF A SAFETY DEFECT
SUPER=01-Lew Goldfarb/Chrysler Spokesman;
OUT Q=SAFETY DEFECT HERE.
Chrysler says the belts meet or exceed government standards.
It accuses federal inspectors of changing the rules of the game by using
tests that aren't approved by the law.
The cars in question- the 1995 Chrysler Cirrus and Dodge Stratus.
Bob Dole came to Virginia today saying he's scheduled a final vote on a
balanced budget for Thursday -- and that he'll step down from the Senate next
But that's also the day Virginia Republicans vote for a Senate candidate.
Ellen Qualls is in our Richmond newsroom.
Is it safe to say that point was NOT lost on the politicians today?
Jean, Bob Dole, George Allen, and John Warner agreed today was NOT about
But in the words of Senator Warner, a picture's worth a thousand words.
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SUPER=@johnwarner; :10 quick!
OUT Q=get elected
A warning from Senate candidate Jim Miller that Bob Dole could lose votes by
taking sides didn't scare him away from a Richmond suburb.
sot 10:52:34 TAPE TWO
((SEN. JOHN WARNER/R-VA.: I KNOW BOB DOLE LIKE A BROTHER. HE DOESN'T SCARE.))
SOT TAPE TWO 10:49:03
((BOB DOLE: JOHN WARNER'S MY GOOD FRIEND.))
John Warner visibly bristled at Jim Miller's suggestion that he, quoting
now, "horned in" on Dole's visit -- saying Dole chose to appear with him.
((SEN. JOHN WARNER/R-VA.: HE KNOWS WHAT HE'S DOING AT ALL TIMES. AND THAT'S
JUST A FOLLOW- ON OF CANDIDATE MILLER'S EARLIER STATEMENT. IT'S JUST, I FIND
IT UNFORTUNATE FOR OUR GREAT STATE.))
Miller's earlier statement was that Dole's backing of Warner could cost him
votes in Virginia.
((SEN. BOB DOLE: GOOD LUCK. VOTE REPUBLICAN. Off camera voice: You will.
You'll get elected.))
(ellen ad lib)
(questions: And Dole's coming back to Virginia later this week?)
Virginia's Lieutenant Governor hasn't officially hit the campaign trail, but
it looks like he's lacing up his stumping boots.
Don Beyer paid a visit this morning to the Read (REED) Mountain Fire Station
in Botetourt County.
Beyer is expected to seek the Democratic nomination for governor next year.
He talked about a variety of things including HIS stance on legalized
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((LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR DON BEYER: I VOTED AGAINST THE LOTTERY. I'VE NEVER BOUGHT
A LOTTERY TICKET. I'M AGAINST RIVERBOAT GAMBLING. I DO NOT THINK WE MAKE
VIRGINIA STRONGER BY RELYING ON GAMBLING PROCEEDS ))
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Those sentiments were relayed earlier this week by another likely
Attorney General Jim Gilmore is taking a similar stance against the lottery
and riverboat gambling-- He was the first one to say he'd like to STUDY the
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Straight ahead-- The eyes of the insurance industry are on Lynchburg.
We'll tell you why.
And the President tells Princeton University about "America's Hope", his
plan to help pay for college.
Plus, Carilion Health System is expanding-- We'll have more on that coming
up on Health Check.
Patrick is in Campbell County where NOW everyday is Memorial Day.
He'll fill us in on how veterans are being remembered--when NEWS-7 at FIVE
Help may be on the way for Americans who want to go to college.
President Clinton is proposing a 15 hundred dollar tax credit for the first
two years of college.
((WE WILL GIVE YOU A TAX CREDIT TO PAY THE COST OF TUITION FOR THE AVERAGE
COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOR THE FIRST YEAR OR YOU CAN APPLY THE SAME AMOUNT TO THE
FIRST YEAR IN A FOUR YEAR UNIVERSITY OR COLLEGE. WE WILL GIVE YOU THE EXACT
SAME AMOUNT FOR THE SECOND YEAR BUT ONLY IF YOU EARN IT BY GETTING A B AVERAGE
THE FIRST YEAR.))
OUT Q=AVERAGE THE FIRST YEAR.
Bob Dole doubts the plan- saying Clinton promises tax breaks now-- but will
raise them if re-elected.
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One of Lynchburg's largest employers could be involved in one the BIGGEST
deals the insurance industry's seen in some time.
First Colony Life says its board is considering the sale of all or part of
It's current market value is estimated at well above a BILLION dollars.
Industry analysts tell the Wall Street Journal that General Electric's "G-E
Capital" subsidiary expressed an interest.
Other companies listed as possible buyers are American General Corporation,
SunAmerica, and the Travelers Group.
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The Explore Project is in, but the National D-Day Memorial didn't make the
cut in Roanoke City's proposed budget.
This week, council heard from the citizens committee that decides how to
distribute funds to cultural groups.
Explore will not get the 50- thousand dollars it requested, but the 27-
thousand dollar appropriation does represent a two- thousand dollar increase.
Supporters of the National D-Day Memorial had also asked for 50- thousand
dollars, but the committee did not earmark any money for them.
Most of the groups that council has supported in the past, will receive
either stable funding or a modest increase.
Memorial Day is a time to remember those who fought for our country.
Now, in Campbell County, residents have a permanent reminder.
(Patrick ad lib)
stocks bump next
Campbell County's first veterans' monument was unveiled Memorial Day on the
grounds of the court house in Rustburg.
DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Patrick Evans joins us from Rustburg with details on the monument and how
it came into existence.
SUPER=01-Charlie Wisecarver/American Legion;
DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN
health music under
Stick around for more NEWS-7 at FIVE-- just how healthy is marriage? One
answer is coming up.
And on Health CHeck-- it's as American as apple pie--
but baseball can also be dangerous, especially for kids.
A consumer group has some ideas on how to make the game a little safer.
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((THE PURPOSE OF THIS STUDY IS TO GIVE INFORMATION TO PARENTS TO EVALUATE THE
SAFETY EQUIPMENT THAT IS ALREADY ON THE MARKET. ))
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health bump next
The Carilion Health System is getting larger yet.
Carilion is expanding, to include Blue Ridge Primary Care and 80 of its
The two companies say the merger will reduce costs and improve patient
In a news release today, Carilion says patients will have better access to
care, with more of an emphasis on wellness and preventive care.
There's new hope for some young people already diagnosed with AIDS.
Lesley Clementi was infected with HIV at birth.
She's one of the first to receive an experimental vaccine called REMUNE
that may prolong her life-- but it won't produce a cure.
IN Q=The idea here
((DR. RONALD MOSS/IMMUNE RESPONSE CORP. :THE IDEA HERE IS TO STIMULATE THE
IMMUNE SYSTEM AGAINST THE HIV VIRUS AND KEEP PEOPLE HEALTHIER FOR LONGER
PERIODS OF TIME.))
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****CONNIE AUDIO ON CART*****
Remune is made from an inactivated form of the HIV virus.
The vaccine directs the immune system to attack and kill infected cells.
Eight years of adult trials have been encouraging-- and researchers are
hopeful the vaccine may work even better in children, as their immune systems
are still developing.
IN Q=Our hope is
((DR. PHIL PIZZO/NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE: OUR HOPE IS BY THE USE OF
COMBINATION STRATEGIES THAT EMPLOY THE BEST OF DRUGS TOGETHER WITH THE BEST OF
IMMUNE BOLSTERING RESPONSES THAT WE MAY BE ABLE TO ACHIEVE LONG TERM
SUPER=01-Dr. Phil Pizzo/National Cancer Institute; :
Lesley received her first dose of the vaccine last week.
The treatment will last a year, and it will be months before doctors know
A new way to test for the virus that causes AIDS will soon be on the
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The Orasure-H-I-V-One Kit is taken orally and requires no blood or needles.
It uses a specially treated pad, placed between the patient's lower cheek
and gum for two minutes.
The pad is then sent to a laboratory for analysis.
Orasure will be available in doctors' offices and health clinics in about
Millions of Americans-- about 40-percent of the population, actually--
suffer from heartburn.
In the past, anti-acid liquids were the answer to the burning sensation in
the chest, but now, over the counter medications are available that block
IN Q=There are
((DR. FRED SUTTON/GASTROENTEROLOGIST: THERE ARE TONS OF THESE MEDICATIONS
ON THE MARKET OVER THE COUNTER, AND I THINK BASICALLY THEY ARE ALL GENERALLY
THE SAME, THEY WILL EITHER NEUTRALIZE ACIDS, AS WILL THE ANTI ACIDS, OR THEY
WILL BLOCK ACID-SECRETIONS, AS WILL THE H-TWO BLOCKERS. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Fred Sutton/Gastroenterologist; :
OUT Q=h-two blockers.
****CONNIE AUDIO ON CART*****
But if you use anti-acids and acid blockers regularly, but you're not
getting results, it could be a sign of something more serious.
IN Q=Another problem
((DR. SUTTON: ANOTHER PROBLEM THAT ONE HAS TO DEAL WITH IS WHY IS A PERSON
TAKING A LOT OF THESE MEDICATIONS FOR SUCH LONG PERIODS OF TIME? ARE WE
COVERING UP SOME UNDERLYING PROBLEM THAT NEEDS TO BE DIAGNOSED. AND ONE OF THE
CONCERNS THAT WE HAVE IS ABOUT THE PRESENCE OF CANCER.))
OUT Q=of cancer.
So if the pain you think is heartburn persists, it's time to see your
The government wants to make the game of baseball a little safer-- at least
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has some ideas on how to do it.
Last year, more than 162-thousand baseball-related injuries were treated in
emergencies rooms across the country.
IN Q=Softer than
((ANN BROWN/CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION: SOFTER THAN STANDARD BASEBALLS,
FACEGUARDS ON BATTING HELMETS AND SAFETY RELEASE BASES COULD REDUCE MORE THAN
ONE-THIRD OF THE INJURIES TO KIDS PLAYING BASEBALL. ))
SUPER=01-Ann Brown/Consumer Product Safety Commission; :
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Most injuries occur when players are hit by balls or bats.
Some 19-million kids play some form of baseball.
One of U-Va's brightest basketball stars may NOT be on the court next season.
Mike Stevens has the story along with more roundball news OFF the hardwoods.
Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the Tuesday ticker.
The start of the NBA finals is still a day away, but this afternoon's ticker
is full of hoop news.
First Marcus Camby, the Atlantic 10 player of the year is making some
unwanted headlines since a story
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surfaced in the "The Hartford Courant".
Among other things, the story says Camby accepted money and jewelry from
agents while he was still in school.
His current agent says the story is incorrect.
IN Q="Marcus never...
((JAMES BRYANT/CAMBY'S AGENT:))
SUPER=01-James Bryant/Camby's Agent; :00
Just as shocking is news out of Charlottesville that rising senior point
guard Harold Deane is taking a leave of absence from the UVa basketball team.
Head coach Jeff Jones released a statement about a half hour ago saying
It's important for Harold to examine his priorities focus on his academic work
and concentrate on some personal issues without any basketball
He will remain on scholarship, but there is no guarantee he will rejoin the
team next season.
Golf and grandchildren are now the focus for Jerry Cannaday. But don't count
on the now retired Shawsville athletic director to spend his time sitting
around the house.
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During his surprise retirement party at Shawsville high school, the former
Bassett and Shawnees head football coach announced his plans to get back into
architecture, his profession before getting into education.
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((JERRY CANNADAY/RETIRING SHAWSVILLE A.D.))
SUPER=01-Jerry Cannaday/Retiring Shawsville A. D.; :00
OUT Q=...grand kids"
Cannaday's Shawsville kids remember his drawing savvy.
IN Q="I had him
((SCOTT HOLLEMAN/SHAWSVILLE STATE WRESTLING CHAMPION:))
SUPER=01-Scott Holleman/Shawsville State Champion Wrestler; :00
Coming up at 6, weather permitting, highlights from Glenvar's state
quarterfinal softball game and we will check in on the Pittsburgh Steelers mini
Divorced and separated couples have the highest mortality rates, followed
by widows and single people.
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Recent studies have found it's married people who live the longest-- that
is if it's a healthy union.
IN Q=They may be
((DR. TIMOTHY SMITH/CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST: THEY MAY BE LESS LIKELY TO DRINK AND
DRIVE, THEY MAY BE LESS LIKELY TO SMOKE THEY MAY BE MORE LIKELY TO WEAR A
SEATBELT AND STAY AWAY FROM MORE DANGEROUS ACTIVITIES. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Timothy Smith/Clinical Psychologist; :
THe lower mortality rate for married people is only SIGNIFICANTLY lower for
MEN. Apparently, women often feel the STRESS of marriage.
(toss to robin)
(ROBIN tosses to jean)
A five year old boy and his uncle survived a car accident in Bedford this
And it turns out, it was the BOY who's the hero.
Five-year-old Charles Hamm, Junior says he and his uncle flipped down an
embankment on a dirt road late Saturday night.
Hamm says his uncle was unconscious so he had to climb from the wreck to get
He says God told him what to do.
Hear this young boy's amazing story along with more news in a half hour on
NEWS-7 at SIX.
That's it for NEWS-7 at FIVE, goodnight.