Up next on News 7 at Five-
A Roanoke husband and wife are found dead inside their Southwest apartment.
Scott Prince will have a live report.
Two Pulaski County Kennel owners are charged for allegedly abusing animals.
The messy weather in the midwest is creeping slowly to the east. The updated
forecast just ahead.
On Health Check, the hidden dangers (----------------)
that might just be lurking on your kids' playground
((CHILDREN ARE NOT SMALL ADULTS. PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT NEEDS TO BE DESIGNED,
MAINTAINED AND INSTALLED KEEPING THAT IN MIND. ))
OUT Q=in mind.
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Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at FIVE, I'm Jean Jadhon.
Mystery surrounds the morning discovery of two bodies in a Day Avenue
59-year old Manfred Woody and his 42-year old wife, Wanda were found dead
shortly after eight this morning.
double box Jean/Scott
Scott Prince joins us from Day Avenue.
Scott, have officials determined the cause of either death?
Jean the latest word that we have is that autopsies won't be done until
We know that Wanda Woody suffered an injury to the head... but there were
apparently no obvious marks on Manfred Woody.
IN Q=While police
SUPER=01-Infinity West/Neighbor; :20
OUT Q=hear anything
(( While police searched for answers at 845 Day Avenue... medical teams
removed the bodies of a married couple who lived there-- Manfred and Wanda
Their 17- year old son discovered his parents lying face down in the
Neighbors say the couple was friendly... and often opened up their home to
their children's friends.
IN Q=I spent
((INFINITY WEST/NEIGHBOR: I SPENT THE NIGHT A COUPLE OF TIMES. I USED TO COME
OVER AND EAT. WE USED TO PLAY SEGA TOGETHER. THEY USED TO COME OVER TO MY HOUSE
AND WE USED TO PLAY CARDS.))
OUT Q=play cards
Police learned of an argument that took place in the vicinity of the Woody's
But the son said he was sleeping and didn't hear anything.))
Once the son found the bodies he went a few blocks to a relative's house and
(scott ad lib)
((MALCOLM WOODY/SON: ))
OUT Q=say about it.
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Jean, As we said before... officials have not determined a cause for either
Obviously, the investigation hinges right now on the autopsies.
Authorities have charged the operators of Solid Rock Kennels in Pulaski
County with 31 counts each of cruelty to animals.
Tuesday sheriff's deputies executed a search warrant at the former kennel
and residence of operator Terry Weaver and his fiance Annette Jenkins.
They seized 31 dogs and cats.
Captain Mike Alderman says several dogs were left tied up, or in pens with
no food or water.
Most of the animals are now at Tipton Ridge Veterinary Clinic.
Other local vets have agreed to share boarding and the cost until a judge
allows them to be adopted out.
((RANDY VAUGHN/VETERINARIAN: MOST OF THEM ARE UNDERNOURISHED, UNDERWEIGHT, IN
NEED OF MAJOR DEWORMING. THEY HAVE A LOT OF INTERNAL PARASITES, WHICH IS NOT
UNCOMMON IN A LARGE GATHERING OF DOGS LIKE THIS. ))
OUT Q=dogs like this.
Weaver previously said the kennel was a ministry of his Emmanuel
Independent Non-Denominational Christian Church.
Authorities believe he and Jenkins may have moved out of state.
A federal judge apparently will allow a lawsuit against the Danville police
department to move forward in U-S District Court.
Jeffrey Williams is suing his former department, claiming he was fired in
1994 for blowing the whistle on alleged police misconduct.
Williams claims his First Amendment rights were violated and that the
Danville police department fosters a hostile working environment toward black
IN Q=As far as
((BILL HICKLIN/WILLIAMS' ATTORNEY: AS FAR AS WE CAN SEE AT THIS TIME, BOTH OF
THOSE ISSUES ARE GOING TO TRIAL IN FRONT OF A JURY AND I THINK THE TRUTH ABOUT
NEAL MORRIS WILL COME OUT.))
SUPER=01-Bill Hicklin/Williams' Attorney; :00
OUT Q=will come out.
Chief Neal Morris and his attorneys would not comment, except to say they
deny all the allegations.
Activity at the Freemen compound-
A couple and their two children left the ranch with federal agents.
The development came shortly after an unidentified person visited the ranch
Meanwhile the FBI is working to resolve the standoff peacefully.
((JANET RENO/ATTORNEY GENERAL: WHAT WE LIKE TO DO IS TO RESPOND TO THE HEAR AND
NOW AND THE FACTS AND MAKE THE BEST JUDGEMENT WE CAN BASED ON THE FACTS AND WE
WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO TO RESOLVE IT PEACEFULLY TO INSURE THE LAW IS UPHELD AND
TO MAINTAIN OUR LEGAL OPTIONS.))
SUPER=01-Janet Reno/Attorney General;
OUT Q=our legal options."
People who live nearby want an end to the 74 day standoff.
They plan to submit a petition asking authorities to use reasonable force.
Investigators say the pilots are partly to blame in the crash that killed
Commerce Secretary Ron Brown.
Defense Secretary William Perry says it is not clear why the pilot and
co-pilot chose to land in bad weather at an unfamiliar airport in Croatia.
Brown and 32-others were killed-- including the air crew on the military
Perry says the overall findings of the investigation will be made public
Three Air Force commanders have already been re-assigned as a result of the
Fires in Alaska are roaring out of control.
SUPER=03-Big Lake, AK;
Wildfires have now burned more than 41 thousand acres and the blaze is
The fires have forced 700 people to evacuate- Its destroyed anywhere from
150 to 500 homes.
Authorities can't tell because the smoke is so thick.
Strong wind and tinder dry moss are fueling the fire.
toss to robin
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Straight ahead-- on NEWS-7 at FIVE, a balanced budget fails in the Senate--
And fundraising is underway for the multi-million dollar National D-Day
Memorial in Bedford.
On Health Check, a glaucoma treatment may have an unusual side effect...it
could change your eye color.
Patrick is checking out the greens at the Roanoke Country Club.
In this week's Growin It we'll hear from the Groundskeeper...don't go away.
President Clinton isn't shedding any tears over the balanced budget defeat.
The Senate today fell two votes short of passing the amendment.
Most Republicans backed it, while most Democrats opposed it.
((SEN. BOB DOLE/R- MAJORITY LEADER: I THINK PASSING THIS AMENDMENT IS THE
SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT THING WE CAN DO TO INSURE THE NATION'S ECONOMIC SECURITY
AND TO PROTECT THE AMERICAN DREAM FOR OUR CHILDREN.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Bob Dole/(R) Majority Leader;
OUT Q=for our children."
Clinton claims the vote was just a gimmick by Dole.
He says Congress can balance the budget if it wants to.
Bedford County residents say its time to stop planning and start moving
Today, they begged the Commonwealth Transportation Board to begin
improvements to Route 24.
IN Q=Ladies and Gentlemen
((NORMAN CULBREATH/BUS DRIVER: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, WHEN YOU'RE TRYING TO
SQUEEZE 121 INCHES OF BUS WITH 50 KIDS AND A TRACTOR TRAILER COMING AT YOU IN
THE OTHER DIRECTION, YOU'LL BREAK OUT IN A COLD SWEAT REAL FAST.))
SUPER=01-Norman Culbreath/Bus Driver;
OUT Q=cold sweat real fast.
Residents of the Stewartsville area say the road is too narrow for the
amount of traffic it's carrying.
Though the state has appropriated funds for planning improvements,
residents say it's time to start construction.
State Transportation officials say they agree the improvements are needed,
but with limited funds, there are other projects in the district that have a
The D-Day Memorial Foundation wants to raise eight million dolalrs.
Today it kicked-off its campaign for the national memorial in Bedford.
So far the group's raised about one million dollars in contributions from
The chairman says the memorial is important for all soldiers who served--
especially those who never made it home.
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IN Q=They were young
((BOB SLAUGHTER/NAT'L D-DAY MEMORIAL FOUNDATION;
THEY WERE YOUNG...HAD NOT SEEN LIFE AND THEY DIED ON THE BEACHES. WE CAN'T
SUPER=01-Bob Slaughter/Nat'l. D-Day Memorial Foundation;
OUT Q=can't forget them
The memorial will go up near Bedford Elementary School.
Bedford was chosen because it lost more soldiers per capita than any other
The memorial will include a museum, an educational center and a visitors'
It will be complete for the 55th anniversary of D-Day in 1999.
The grass at golf courses always appears perfectly manicured.... but getting
those greens into shape takes a lot work.
(Patrick ad lib)
stocks bump next
Golf courses are great places to go for recreation, but lousy places to try
GI DOUBLE BOXES JEAN/PATRICK
Today, as Patrick Evans reports, it's more than just a little grass seed
and fertilizer, here's today's edition of Growin' It.
SUPER=01-George Short/Grounds Superintendent;
(ROLL OVER INTERVIEW)
DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN
health music under
Stay tuned to NEWS-7 AT FIVE...It's official: William Fleming has a new
basketball coach-- we'll hear from him in tonight's Ticker.
And on Health Check-- how to initiate frank talk about sexuality with a
A counselor has some advice for parents.
IN Q=The children
((THE CHILDREN THAT COME AND TALK TO ME, SEVERAL PREGNANT TEENS
HAVE SAID I WISH MY MOM SAID SOMETHING TO ME OTHER THAN DON'T DO IT, BECAUSE
NOW I HAVE TO TELL HER THIS...AND THERE'S A BIG GAP BETWEEN DON'T DO IT AND NOW
I'M PREGNANT ))
OUT Q=I'm pregnant
health bump next
A new glaucoma drug has the side effect of turning blue eyes brown.
The F-D-A has approved latanoprost (luh-TAN'-uh-prohst)-- it will be sold
under the name (ZY'-luh-tan).
In clinical tests, about 15 percent of those using the new medicine had
their eyes turned from blue, green and hazel to brown.
Doctors don't know why, or whether the effect is harmful-- but it appears
to be permanent.
Glaucoma is a buildup of pressure in the eyeball.
It blinds 80-thousand Americans a year.
There may be some hidden dangers on your kids favorite playgrounds.
SUPER=03-Washington DC; :
Two groups spoke out on the matter today warning that each year
150-thousand children are taken to hospital emergency rooms as a result of
accidents....about a third of those occurred on playgrounds.
IN Q=The three
((ED MIERZWINSKI/US PUBLIC INTEREST RESEARCH GROUP: THE THREE PRINCIPAL HAZARDS
IN A PLAYGROUND ARE FALLS TO UNSAFE SURFACES, IMPACT WITH MOVING SWINGS, AND
HEAD ENTRAPMENT. ))
SUPER=01-Ed Mierzwinksi/US Public Interest Research Group; :
OUT Q=head entrapment.
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Apparently, such simple modifications to putting wood chips on the ground
to soften impact can reduce injuries.
IN Q=In terms of
((MARY ELLEN FIFE/CONSUMER FEDERATION OF AMERICA: IN TERMS OF HOW CHILDREN DIE
ON PLAYGROUNDS...IT'S MAINLY THEIR CLOTHING WILL GET ENTRAPPED AND THEY'LL
STRANGLE, OR THEY BECOME ENTRAPPED IN THE EQUIPMENT. A LOT OF TIMES YOU'LL SEE
SPACING BETWEEN CLIMBING EQUIPMENT WHERE THE CHILD'S BODY CAN SLIDE THROUGH,
BUT THEIR HEAD DOESN'T MAKE IT AND THEY HANG.))
SUPER=01-Mary Ellen Fife/Consumer Federation of America; :
OUT Q=and they hang.
The groups have been urging localities to re-evaluate their playgrounds,
and get rid of poorly-designed equipment.
If you have children, maybe you're already wondering how you're going to
handle a talk about sexuality.
Today, speaking before the Y-W-C-A's Network Two-thousand program, a
counselor who deals with teens offered some advice.
IN Q=I think that
((DINA HACKELY-HUNT ROANOKE ADOLESCENT HEALTH PARTNERSHIP: I THINK THAT KIDS
START ASKING SOME LEADING QUESTIONS EVEN BEFORE THEY ARE REALLY READY FOR A
FORMAL SIT-DOWN TALK, SO I ENCOURAGE PARENTS TO USE TEACHING MOMENTS. THERE'S
ALL KINDS OF WAYS TO SORT OF LEAD INTO THAT, YOU COULD SEE AN ARTICLE IN THE
NEWSPAPER OR A PARTICULAR COMMERCIAL,THERE'S SOME REALLY INTERESTING
COMMERCIALS ON ABSTINENCE, ITS A REAL NATURAL THING TO TURN AND SAY, WHAT DID
YOU THINK ABOUT THAT? AND THAT'S A GOOD LEAD IN, IF YOUR CHILD IS COMFORTABLE
AND YOU ARE AROUND THEM ENOUGH YOU YOU CAN WORK IT INTO A LOT OF
SUPER=01-Dina Hackley-Hunt/Roanoke Adolescent Health Partnership; :
OUT Q=of conversations.
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Dina Hackley-Hunt suggests parents should just be themselves...and bring
their own parenting style into a discussion.
((WHATEVER YOUR STYLE IS, STICK TO IT, OTHERWISE IT'S GOING TO COME OUT
SOUNDING VERY STILTED.))
OUT Q=very stilted.
She says her advice not only applies to discussing sexuality, but also,
other family issues, like adoption.
A warning for kids headed out for summer jobs.
Labor Secretary Robert Reich (rysh) warns those jobs can be dangerous.
Here's his list of no-no's.
Operating power kitchen tools and doing roof or excavation work.
Those are illegal for kids under 17.
Reich warns-- teens often think they are invincible, so they get hurt
carrying loads that are too heavy -- or by doing jobs in which they haven't
been properly trained.
A big name college basketball coach is moving up to the NBA.
That report and much more from the hardwoods in tonight's Ticker....here's
Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the Thursday afternoon Ticker.
The Chicago Bulls are one up on the Seattle Sonics after last night's
107-to-90 win at the United Center.
SUPER=03-Chicago/NBC - Last Night; :00
Shawn Kemp scored a game high 32 points, but the Bulls turned up the heat
when they needed to, and now folks are wondering if a four game sweep is
unavoidable. In other words can Seattle win a game.
IN Q=I mean...
((SCOTTIE PIPPEN/BULLS FORWARD:))
SUPER=01-Scottie Pippen/Bulls Forward; :00
OUT Q=...at a time."
Game two of the Stanley Cup NHL finals tonight again in Denver as the
Avalanche has a one game lead on Florida.
Roland Lovelace is now officially the new head basketball coach at William
Fleming high school replacing Burrall Paye.
Lovelace is not stranger to athletics at Fleming. He's served as the
offensive coordinator for the Colonels under former Coach Shirley Stuart and
now under George Miller and he's also coached the girls basketball team for 12
IN Q="I guess
((ROLAND LOVELACE/FLEMING HEAD BASKETBALL COACH: ))
((SHERLEY STUART/FLEMING ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: ))
SUPER=01-Roland Lovelace/Fleming Head Basketball Coach; :00
SUPER=01-Sherley Stuart/Fleming Athletic Director; :18
OUT Q=.......kids in school."
In one other big coaching move today, the New Jersey announced that they have
come to terms with John Calipari, the highly successful coach at U-Mass.
A formal news conference will not likely take place until later tonight or
tomorrow, but Calipari left for not only money, but the chance to build a
contender out of the lowly Nets.
IN Q="Past history
((JOHN CALIPARI/LEAVES UMASS FOR THE NETS:))
SUPER=01-John Calipari/Leaves UMass for the Nets; :00
OUT Q=...any job.
Much more coming up at six including a preview of tonight's Byrd-Va. High
state semi-final baseball game in Bristol.
Hope to see you then everybody. Have a good night.
take a break
It is aimed at flushing away centuries of poor sanitation and enhancing
public awareness of hygiene in China.
It is the country's first ever toilet show in the Museum of Chinese
The exhibit features HUNDREDS of photographs, designs of public toilets and
paintings charting toilet history in China and elsewhere in the world.
China's toilet revolutionaries are trying to raise the standards of the
country's public toilets, which are among the most primitive in the world.
In 1949, there were only 83 public toilets in Beijing.
Now it has nearly eight thousand street toilets.
(toss to robin)
(ROBIN tosses to jean)
One of the area's most influential and controversial business leaders will
retire at the end of this month.
Jean/LEN double boxes
Len Besthoff sat down with Warner Dalhouse this week and discussed his 44-
So Len, any new revelations?
Jean, Dalhouse discussed his biggest achievements and disappointments, like
the failed effort to convince the area's governments to consolidate.
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IN Q=I still
((WARNER DALHOUSE/FIRST UNION OF VA: I STILL THINK AND I'LL ALWAYS BELIEVE
THAT OUR GREATEST WEAKNESS IS HAVING FOUR GOVERNMENTS IN A COMMUNITY THAT ONLY
HAS ABOUT 220 THOUSAND PEOPLE. 16 THAT'S GOT TO BE THE MOST EXPENSIVE, MOST
EXTRAVAGANT, THE MOST INEFFICIENT MEANS OF GOVERNING 220 THOUSAND PEOPLE THAT
WE COULD POSSIBLY DEVISE FOR OURSELVES ))
SUPER=01-Warner Dalhouse/First Union of VA;
OUT Q=for ourselves.
Dalhouse took the reins of First Union's predecessor, Dominion Bankshares,
back in the early 80's.
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He has chaired First Union's Virginia operations for the past three years.
More on our interview with Dalhouse in 30-minutes on NEWS-7 at SIX. That's
it for NEWS-7 at FIVE, goodnight.