Up next on News 7 at Five-
The standoff could be nearing an end at the Freemen compound in Montana.
Well have a live report.
Plus another arrest in the murder of a 15 year old Henry County girl.
Plus a plane makes an emergency landing with President George Bush and
Colin powell aboard.
It gets a little warmer Friday with temperatures near 90 southside. Not a
bad weekend outlook straight ahead.
On Health Check, children having children-- one group has some
disturbing findings about the impact of teenage parenthood.
Plus, there's still no cure, but the latest AIDS treatment offers the best
The Upside down American Flag is lowered. A possible sign that the Freemen
standoff may be coming to an end.
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The F-B-I is ready if the Freemen surrender.
So far it does appear an end may be coming soon.
Vehicles have been coming and going at the Freemen compound all day.
Manuel Gallegus is standing by with the latest from outside the Freemen
cut to Mannie
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SOT ** ROLLED FROM THE PATH **
SUPER=03-Near Brussett, MT;
OUT Q=WAS BEING BURNED.
((On the Freemen ranch today there was a lot of activity that would indicate
the Freemen prepared to surrender. Early in the morning at their guard
position the Freemen took down the American flag they had been flying upside
down in defiance of the FBI. It appeared to be a hopeful sign until the
freemen put up another flag.. a red one...the significance of that is unknown.
Before that one of the first events that could be seen on the ranch was a Ryder
rental truck pulling up --federal sources tell CBS News that the freemen
requested the truck for all of the documents that they plan to use in their
defense --the freemen say they have a lot of them... and that they were
willing to turn them over only to state legislator carl ohs who was also on
the ranch this morning..
Also, some of the 17 people still on the ranch could be seen packing belongings
into their vehicles...and smoke from could be seen from the chimney of the main
freemen house. Something was being burned.))
(tosses back to studio)
Another church goes up in flames.
This one in Enid, Oklahoma.
The church is predominantly black.
But the minister described the congregation as multi-cultural-- saying there
are two white ministers on the staff.
It may be the latest of a rash of arsons that have struck dozens of
((CAROLYN HOLT/CHURCH MEMBER: MY HEART IS BROKEN, BECAUSE I NEVER THOUGHT IT
WOULD HAPPEN. I DON'T KNOW WHY IT HAPPENED ONLY GOD KNOWS THAT. ALL WE CAN DO
SUPER=01-Carolyn Holt/Church Member;
OUT Q=CAN DO IS PRAY."
Firefighters say it appears someone broke a window and used an accelerant
to start the fire.
Federal officials are now investigating at least 30 church fires-- they
A Martinsville man was arrested at work this morning for his alleged role in
the murder of a 15-year old Henry County girl.
32-year old Mark Anthony (Lie-toe) Lieteau is the second person arrested for
the murder of Lavina (La-vee-nah) Scales.
Last fall, the young woman was shot eight times in the head.
Authorities admit Lieteau (Lie-toe) did NOT pull the trigger, but say he's
IN Q=I feel
((LT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.:I FEEL GOOD THAT THE INVESTIGATION
HAS GOT US TO THE POINT THAT A SECOND PERSON HAS BEEN ARRESTED. IT REMAINS
OPEN, ALL THESE CASES ARE VERY SERIOUS. THERE WERE ROBBERIES IN WHICH
INDIVIDUALS WERE ARMED AND WE HAD A MURDER AT A TIME WHEN WE HAD SIX MURDERS IN
A ROW IN HENRY COUNTY. ))
SUPER=01-Lt. Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :00
OUT Q=in Henry County.
16-year old Tommy Helms admitted to firing the gun that killed Scales.
The Sheriff's Department is investigating a juvenile as a third suspect.
The rain hasn't let up much in suburban Philadelphia.
SUPER=03-Bucks Co., PA;
Torrential rains there brought deadly flooding-
A 53 year old man was killed when he drove his car off a washed out bridge
and landed in a pond.
The second victim apparently refused the help of truck drivers- The 53 year
old was swept away by flood waters in a submerged car.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Straight ahead--on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- what do local Southern Baptists think
about boycotting Disney??
And plane trouble for George Bush and Colin Powell... but where were they
going before they had to make an emergency landing?
On Health Check--
The relationship between a young girl's mental health-- and her height.
Plus, self-cleaning high chairs?
It may be a parent's fantasy, but it's not science fiction.
This week's Growin It focuses on BUGS!
And we aren't talking about Patrick Evans-- a live report when NEWS-7
A Roanoke woman whose mother and four children were killed in a house fire
settled her claim against the owners of the house.
W-T-S Incorporated and Jack Richards agreed to pay 270-thousand dollars to
She was asking for more than one million dollars in damages.
She may still file claims against the manufacturers of the space heater and
the extension cord that were determined to have caused the fire.
The Southern Baptist Convention is urging its followers to boycott The
Disney Corporation, but the vote isn't the final say for some local followers.
One Roanoke minister says his congregation will decide for themselves
whether to boycott.
SOT 10.28.56 - 10.29.08
IN Q=As Southern Baptist
((MARK WASHINGTON/HOLLINS ROAD BAPTIST CHURCH: AS SOUTHERN BAPTIST CHURCHES WE
ALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE ABLE TO SELF-GOVERN OURSELVES BUT THAT WOULD BE
SOMETHING AS A CHURCH THAT WE WOULD CONSIDER.))
SUPER=01-Mark Washington/Hollins Road Baptist Church;
OUT Q=we would consider
The convention is urging 16 million Southern Baptists to boycott Disney's
theme parks, toys, and some movies.
The group criticizes films like the violent Pulp Fiction made by one of
Convention Delegates also frown on Disney's health insurance benefits for
companions of homosexual employees.
Disney says it's ironic that quote: group that claims to espouse family
values would vote to boycott the world's largest producer of wholesome family
The Southern Baptist Church is the second group to recently boycott Disney.
Earlier, the American Family Association announced it's boycotting the
A new report from Washington-based Clean Water Action says Virginia
taxpayers are subsidizing the costs of corporate pollution.
The group says that in 1994, Virginia companies dumped more than
one-point-five million pounds of toxic chemicals into rivers and streams.
It says more than 15 million pounds of toxic wastewaters were flushed
through public sewage plants.
All that at little cost to the polluting company.
IN Q=Federal funds
((MARIE KULICK/CLEAN WATER ACTION: FEDERAL FUNDS....KICKING IN SOME
((BECKY NORTON DUNLOP: IF THE CLEAN WATER ACTION PEOPLE ARE ARGUING FOR TAX
CUTS FOR INDIVIDUALS...THE CONSUMERS.))
SUPER=01-Marie Kulick/Clean Water Action; :00
SUPER=01-Becky Norton Dunlop/Va. Secretary of Nat. Resources; :14
OUT Q=the consumers.
The state Department of Environmental Quality says water quality in Virginia
is improving -- NO matter who's paying for it.
With flowers and plants in bloom, bugs aren't too far behind--
Patrick is checking out one insect in particular.
(Patrick ad lib)
stocks bump next
When the plants arrive, can the bugs be far behind?
DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
As Patrick Evans reports, one insect is particularly fond of mint, and is
in peak season right now.
Here's Patrick with this week's installment of Growin' It.
SUPER=01-Eric Day/Virginia Tech Insect I.D. Lab;
DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN
health music under
Stay tuned to NEWS-7, Steve tells us how the Sonics refused to let the Bulls
sweep the NBA series...
And on Health Check--
AIDS experts are meeting today-- finally, with some good news.
Plus, pain in the workplace.
You're not alone, if If you're suffering on the job.
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Leading AIDS experts from around the world are meeting this week in
They're discussing the possibility of TOTALLY eliminating the Human
Immuno-deficiency Virus-- or H-I-V.
The meeting was called after dramatic results from experiments combining
established anti-HIV therapies like AZT and 3TC with a totally new group of
drugs called protease inhibitors.
IN Q=The recent trials
((DR. DOUG RICHMAN/UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA RESEARCHER: THE RECENT TRIALS WITH
COMBINATION ANTI-RETROVIRAL THERAPY HAVE SHOWN THAT A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF
THEIR BLOOD ESSENTIALLY CLEARED OF ALL DETECTABLE VIRUS, WHICH IS A VERY
EXCITING AND NEW DEVELOPMENT. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Doug Richman/University of California Researcher; :
OUT Q=new development.
Since the early 1980s, 21 million people have been infected with the virus
that causes AIDS.
Pain is to blame, for costing American businesses about three billion
dollars a year.
A new survey for Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceuticals found workers in pain took
about 50-million sick days last year.
Two-thirds of full-time U-S workers -- 80 million people -- have
conditions that cause pain.
About one in five suffer from chronic pain.
Only 15 percent of the afflicted said their condition is job-related.
The most common type of pain complaints were headaches and menstrual pain.
One million American teenagers become pregnant every year-- half of them
have their babies.
"Kids Having Kids": The Robin Hood Foundation's report on teen parenthood
looks at the issues.
IN Q=The problems
((REBECCA MAYNARD/EDITOR, "KIDS HAVING KIDS":THE PROBLEMS BEGIN BEFORE THE
CHILDREN ARE BORN. THEY HAVE A 50-PERCENT MORE PROBABILITY OF
OF BEING BORN AT LOW-BIRTH WEIGHT. IT CONTINUES THROUGHOUT THEIR CHILDHOOD AND
INTO YOUNG ADULTHOOD. THESE CHILDREN ARE GOING TO DO MUCH WORSE IN SCHOOL.
THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE SERIOUS BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS. THEY ARE MUCH MORE LIKELY TO
BE ABUSED OR NEGLECTED AND THEY ARE MUCH MORE LIKELY THEMSELVES TO BECOME
OUT Q=teenage parents.
Closer to home, in Roanoke, statistics show the percentage of pregnant
teenagers is nearly double the state average.
New research finds that depression or anxiety among young girls may have an
even greater toll than once thought.
If you buy into this latest study, a girl's emotional state may influence
just how tall she'll grow to be.
The key is the growth hormone.
IN Q=If we have a
((DR. PATRICK ZELLER/LOYOLA UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER:IF WE HAVE DIFFERENT
FACTORS THAT EFFECT HORMONE OR DECREASE IT'S SECRETION OR DECREASE ACTION, THEN
WE CAN HAVE PROBLEMS WITH A DECREASED RATE OF GROWTH. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Patrick Zeller/Loyola University Medical Center; :
OUT Q=rate of growth
A new study found anxiety and depression caused such problems.
Researchers followed 700 children for nine years.
Depressed and anxious girls grew up to be shorter adults-- up to two
But the effect was seen only in girls.
In the last generation, children have gotten taller by several inches--
because of improved fitness and nutrition.
If you've got little ones at home, you know just how dirty a high-chair can
get around mealtime.
Now, Hasboro's Playskool Division says it's come up with a germ-killing
The company claims it kills germs before babies can spread them around
playing with their food.
The tray is made of Microban plastic-- using a process where
"antibacterial additives" are locked into a product for life to stop the spread
Hasboro is also going to be introducing other germ fighting products-- like
towels and carpets.
Turning to sports--the U-S open teed off today despite the recent rain.
Let's head into the sports office where Steve Mason is ready to tell us
about round one.
Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your Thursday ticker. We start on the
links where the 96th U.S. Open teed off thanks to some fast work by the Oakland
Hills grounds crew.
SUPER=03-Bloomfield, MI/ESPN; :00
Several feet of water engulfed the Par 70 course due to yesterday's rain,
but the crew got it ready and play began.
There is a two way tie for first. Payne Stewart and Woody Austin both shot
a 3 under 67 for the top spots at this time. Stewart nailed this incredible
birdie shot on 14 to go 1 under.
20 year old Tiger Woods nailed this fairway shot on 5, finding the cup but
he would later falter, more on the first round at 6.
Chicago can now put away the brooms and get ready for tomorrow night's game
5 of the NBA finals against the Seattle Supersonics.
SUPER=03-Seattle/Bulls vs. Sonics; :00
Last night the Sonics beat the Bulls 107-86 at Key Arena, forcing game
Thanks to Shawn Kemp and Gary Payton, Seattle took a 21 point lead into
The duo scored 46 points between them to lead the sonic boom.
((SHAWN KEMP/25 POINTS, 11 REBOUNDS IN GAME 4:))
((GEORGE KARL/SEATTLE COACH:))
SUPER=01-Shawn Kemp/25 Points & 11 Rebounds; :00
SUPER=01-George Karl/Seattle Coach; :18
The Bulls were limited to 11 second quarter points. Michael Jordan and
Scottie Pippen shot a combined 10 for 36 from the field. So are the Bulls the
best NBA team in history?
IN Q="I think
((MICHAEL JORDAN/SCORED 23 PTS IN GAME 4:))
SUPER=01-Michael Jordan/Scored 23 Points; :00
OUT Q=...that whole facet"
Coming up at 6, Roy Stanley will take a look at a different type of Olympics
and we will have more U.S. Open highlights. Have a good night.
Some tense moments in the air for former president George Bush, his family
and Retired General Colin Powell.
They were heading to Switzerland last night when the Boeing 757 developed
Airport officials say the plane was forced to land at a Maine aiport when
an indicator light went off for the left engine.
Bush would not say why he was with Powell and where they were going.
But the former president said he felt liberated when he left the White
House--he also thanked the people of Bangor, Maine for making their unexpected
(toss to robin)
(ROBIN tosses to jean)
He was in it for the 'big bucks'... now he's paying the price.
Acclaimed sportsman Charles Nichols had his hunting privileges taken away
for five years... after pleading guilty to a game fraud charge in Roanoke
County Circuit Court today.
Jean/Keith double boxes
Keith Humphry joins us from the newsroom with more.
Jean... officials say Nichols was obsessed with being number one.
The state game warden says he bought antlers and fur from a retailer in
Montana... had a taxidermist apply them to a different deer... then entered it
in a contest.
He's also accused of buying and killing a buck in Michigan... then trying to
pass it off as a Virginia deer.
He's accused of similar crimes across the state.
double boxes keith/Jean
We'll have more on News- 7 at six.
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