News 7 is next-
VMI could be in trouble with the government. We'll tell you why.
Plus not in my backyard- people speak out against a house for newly released
And we'll find out what the senate vote was on recognizing same sex
Once again some showers pop in the heat of the day. They will taper off and
another muggy evening is in the forecast.
On Health Check, the baby-boom generation grew up as the drug culture was
Now, as their children blossom, a new generation is sharing their
IN Q=I think such
((I THINK A SIGNIFICANT REASON WHY WE'VE SEEN SUCH AN EXPLOSION
IN TEEN DRUG USE IS BECAUSE OF THE ATTITUDE OF MANY OF THE BABY BOOMER
OUT Q=baby boomer parents.
Is the Virginia Military Institute carrying on business as usual by not
allowing women to apply to the all male school? The Justice department thinks
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Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at FIve, I'm Jean Jadhon.
The government today filed a motion in TWO federal courts to force V-M-I to
start complying with last June's Supreme Court ruling.
While the Board of Visitors fashions a plan for co-education at V-M-I, the
school has not sent out or received any applications from women.
Fifty-four women have expressed an interest in possibly becoming members of
the class of 2001.
The government says V-M-I's business as usual admissions process
"perpetuates the very discrimination which is at the heart of this litigation-
-deprivation of CONTITU-TIONALLY guaranteed equal protection rights."
The Institute points out the Board meets next week. A decision is expected
September 21 on whether to admit women or perhaps make it a private school.
The Roanoke Zoning Board held a public hearing today to decide if a halfway
house would be built in a neighborhood.
It's a facility that houses Federal prisoners and helps them make a smooth
transition back into society.
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Ron Jones was at the hearing- Did many people show up?
Jean, there was a full house this afternoon at the meeting.
A Washington D-C firm wants to build the halfway house on Melrose Avenue.
The builders said one way or the other the inmates are coming.
IN Q=But no matter
((LORRETTA CALDWELL/WHHI EXEC. DIR.: But no matter.... in their home
SUPER=01-Lorretta Caldwell/WHHI Executive Director;
But a multitude of residents and business owners in the area said NO WAY!
IN Q=And we don't...
((AND WE DON'T... OPPOSITION IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD.))
OUT Q=opposition in our neighborhood.
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Earl Bramblett waved his right to a speedy trial.
Bramblett is the suspect in the murder of the Hodges family in Vinton two
The deadline for trial-- because he's now locked up-- is the first of the
But his lawyers say they need more time to prepare.
Today the judge set a FEBRUARY trial date, and said it may take three to
four weeks to try the case.
Because of the case's high-profile, Bramblett's lawyers told the judge they
plan to ask that the trial be moved elsewhere in the state.
The Senate approves a bill this afternoon defnining marriage as the union
of a man and a woman.
((SEN. DON NICKLES/R- OKLAHOMA: THE BILL DOES NOT BAN SAME SEX MARRIAGES. IT
SAYS ONE STATE DOESN'T HAVE TO RECOGNIZE ANOTHER STATE SHOULD THEY LEGALIZE
SAME SEX MARRIAGES. IT'S A BIG DIFFERENCE. A BIG DIFFERENCE))
SUPER=01-Sen. Don Nickles/(R) Oklahoma; 00
OUT Q=ITS A BIG DIFFERENCE (double out)
Meanwhile one lesbian couple spoke out today- saying they accept the
responsibility of marriage.
((WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR IS THE RIGHTS AND BENEFITS THAT CAN HELP US CARE FOR
EACH OTHER TO THE VERY BEST OF OUR ABILITY. ))
OUT Q=BEST OF OUR ABILITY."
Supporters of the bill say marriage is the cornerstone of society.
Opponents say its discriminatory.
President Clinton has said he will sign it.
Hurricane Hortense battered Puerto Rico.
SUPER=03-San Juan, PR;
So far five people are dead on the Island-
The storm dumped more than 18 inches of rain and more could come.
Today roads are covered with mud-
Rivers are flooded.
And people are FLOODING the airport trying to get out.
Hortense HAS moved on though- and is now producing downpours over the
toss to robin
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Straight ahead--on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- the verdict is in-- in the case of a
Martinsville elementary school teacher accused of sexually abusing a former
And FEMA talks about plans to clean up the Southside, after Fran's
On Health Check, Hollywood violence has some parents fed up....many are
apparently pulling the plug on mainstream programs and movies.
Also coming up, the latest on the football program at Virginia Tech.
ALl these stories right after this break...stay with us.
A Martinsville jury has just convicted a school teacher accused of taking
indecent liberites with a student 18 years ago.
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Joe Dashiell has been following the case against Anna Corbin and reports
tonight from Martinsville Circuit court.
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A Montgomery County woman says she was raped and cut with a knife in her own
home, then abducted to a neighbor's house and attacked again.
According to the Montgomery County sheriff's department, the woman was cut
several times during the first incident.
She says the suspect, 40 year-old Richard Garland Medley then forced her at
knifepoint to his home, where he allegedly raped her and cut her up a second
Police say the victim escaped through a bathroom window.
Medley is charged with rape, abduction and malicious wounding.
With the immediate threat of Fran behind Virginia, officials are getting
down to the business of recovery.
A multi-agency task force heard Fran's long term impact today: close to
300-million dollars in property damage, including 14-thousand homes affected
and 233 more destroyed.
IN Q=The priorities are
((BOB SKUNDA/VA. COMMERCE SECRETARY: THE PRIORITIES ARE TO OPEN THE STATE
RECOVERY OFFICES...THE VALLEY.))
SUPER=01-Bob Skunda/Va. Commerce Secretary;
OUT Q=the valley.
The Fran recovery offices will be open nearly a year -- to help Virginians
through the bureaucratic nightmare that follows a natural disaster.
In the flood-ravaged Southside, help IS on the way.
Officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency were in Danville
today to explain the government's disaster assistance program.
Instead of waiting for hours in line at an application center, residents
looking for financial help can simply pick up a phone.
IN Q=And that is
((BILL BRYANT/FEMA: AND THAT IS ENTREE INTO OUR FEDERAL PROGRAMS. YOU NEED TO
CALL THAT NUMBER, YOU'LL BE MET, GREETED BY SOMEONE ON THE OTHER END, THEY'LL
ASK YOU A SERIES OF QUESTIONS RELATED TO WHAT TYPE OF DAMAGE YOU SUSTAINED TO
SUPER=01-Bill Bryant/FEMA; :00
OUT Q=to your property.
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The phone number to call is 1-800 462-9029 to apply for disaster assistance.
Once you've called in, a FEMA inspector will come to your house to view the
Have you always wanted to ride a horse but you're not quite sure how to
begin? Well let's giddy up with Patrick Evans and some of his friends next.
Don't go away.
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Riding a horse for the first time can be an intimidating experience, even
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Today Patrick Evans tells us about a place where young and old can learn
the art and skill of horsemanship in a friendly, easy going atmosphere.
SUPER=01-Debbie Mooty/4-H Riders;
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Stick around for more NEWS-7 at FIVE.
Mike catches us up on scores from some highschool make-up games in tonight's
On Health Check,
Government researchers think they've found a way to delay the onset--
or even prevent Type One Diabetes.
They're looking for at-risk patients to help them test new insulin
IN Q=It will make
(( IT WILL MAKE ME FEEL REALLY GOOD KNOWING THAT THIS WOULD BE SOMETHING THAT
WOULD PREVENT MICHAEL, HIS SISTER AND THEIR KIDS FROM GETTING DIABETES. ))
OUT Q=getting diabetes.
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The National Institutes of Health is looking for patients to help test
small crystals of insulin, as a treatment for juvenile diabetes.
The disease usually strikes children or adults under 45-- it often means a
lifetime of insulin injections.
But these small doses being tested could stop or delay the condition.
IN Q=Our goal is
((DR. JAY SKYLER/NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH, DIABETES PREVENTION TRIAL: OUR
GOAL IS TO TRY TO DELAY OR PREVENT TYPE I, ALSO CALLED INSULIN DEPENDENT
DIABETES, IN PEOPLE WHO ARE RELATIVES OF INDIVIDUALS WHO ALREADY HAVE THE
SUPER=01-Dr. Jay Skyler/NIH Diabetes Prevention Trial; :
OUT Q=the disease.
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It's conceivable that taking a daily capsule of insulin crystals might
prevent diabetes....by fooling the immune system into protecting the very same
insulin-producing cells that another part of the immune system destroys in
IN Q=So what we have
((DR. SKYLER: SO WHAT WE HAVE IN TYPE I DIABETES IS A PROBLEM WHERE
THE IMMUNE SYSTEM HAS TURNED AGAINST ITSELF BUT WHERE ANOTHER PART
OF THE IMMUNE SYSTEM COULD ACTUALLY REGULATE THAT AND DECREASE THAT
DESTRUCTIVE RESPONSE. WE'RE TRYING TO STIMULATE THE PROTECTIVE
OUT Q=protective component.
Participants in the study-- like the children of diabetics who are at high
risk for getting the disease, will first be tested to see if they're likely to
develop diabetes within FIVE years.
Some will then get the insulin capsules to see if it makes a difference.
A new survey on teen drug use finds that many baby-boomer parents don't
consider teen drug use to be a crisis.
IN Q=The parents
SUPER=01-Joseph Califano/Anti-Drug Campaigner; :00
OUT Q=take it anymore.
IN Q=The parents
((JOSEPH CALIFANO/ANTI-DRUG CAMPAIGNER: THE PARENT'S OF AMERICA'S TEENS ARE
SENDING THEIR KIDS OUT INTO A
WORLD WITH A SEA OF DRUGS AND THEY ARE NOT TEACHING THEM HOW TO SWIM.))
OUT Q=how to swim.
The Center for Addiction and Substance Abuse found almost half of all baby
boom parents are resigned to the belief their children will do drugs.
IN Q=I don't think
((I DON'T THINK THEY REALLY CARE AS LONG AS I'M RESPONSIBLE ABOUT IT.
BECAUSE I THINK IT'S REGARDED MORE LIKE ALCOHOL ))
OUT Q=like alcohol.
And among parents who did drugs themselves....42 percent believe it's not
a crisis if their children smoke pot.
IN Q=Oh God
((CALIFANO: OH GOD, MY KID'S SCHOOL IS FULL OF DRUGS AND THERE IS NOTHING I CAN
DO ABOUT IT. THESE PARENTS OUGHT TO BE SAYING I'M MAD AS HELL AND WE'RE NOT
GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE. ))
OUT Q=take it anymore
84-percent of teens surveyed would make a pledge not to do drugs in school
if they were asked to.
Many wonder why no one has.
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Parents across the nation are rejecting images of violence on the big and
small screens, according to a survey by the American Medical Association.
75-percent of adults say they've turned off the T-V, or walked out of a
movie theatre due to violence when they were in the company of their kids.
The A-M-A says T-V and movie violence contributes to violence in society.
Computer games generally get a bad rap, but a British doctor says he found
computer games briefly "up-regulate" the immune system.
Researchers use the term "up-regulate" instead of "boost" because they
don't know if the phenomenon is necessarily good.
This and other recent studies also indicate that not all types of stress
suppress or "down-regulate" the immune system.
Time now for sports... Virginia Tech has been making headlines recently,
but not all of it is good news.
Mike Stevens has an update on the problems plaguing the football team off
Good afternoon everybody and welcome to your Tuesday Two minute Sports
The Virginia Tech football team held its weekly news conference today in
The Hokies are trying to prepare for Boston College, but some off the field
trouble is making it hard to focus on the Eagles.
Steve Mason has the latest including some new involvement on the part of the
Blacksburg Police Department.
IN Q=FIRST AUDIO
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SUPER=01-Lt. Bruce Bradbery/Blacksburg Police; :36
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; :51
OUT Q=...News 7 sports."
It took several extra days but week two of Friday Football Extra finally
came to a close last night as the Fran-delayed games finished up.
SUPER=03-Forest/Cave Spring vs. J. Forest; :00
In Bedford County, Bob Christmas and his Jefferson Forest Cavaliers hosted
With 1:31 left in the first half, quarterback Jerton Evans hands off to Nick
Mistretta, who strolls in from 29 yards out for the TD and Jefferson Forest
beats Cave Spring 40 to 19.
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Northside vs. Heritage;
At CIty Stadium in Lynchburg, the Heritage Pioneers evened their record on
the season to 1-and-1. with a win over Northside.
Pioneers quarterback Shaunta Jefferson pitches the pill to Dewayne Banks who
scores on the outside run and Heritage beats Northside 38-to-14.
Pulaski, GW, Auburn, Tunstall, Halifax, Bassett, Dan River,
Fieldale-Collinsville, Altavista, Grayson and Shawsville also won last night.
For the most part Week three is back on schedule for this Friday evening.
More sports coming your way at six tonight including Marcus Camby signing
with the Raptors and comments from last night's Packers win.
Have a good night everybody.
take a break
We all know canines help cops- but now they do it in a new way.
SUPER=03-Fort Totten, NY;
New York Police dog, Ace has a video camera strapped on-
When there's a hostage situation, police send Ace in to check things out.
((THIS IS THE POLICE. WE'VE GOT A TRAINED DOG. IF YOU DON'T COME OUT, I'LL SET
OUT Q=SET HIM LOOSE."
The camera can spot items like this gun.
The two and half pound infra-red camera sends back live footage of whatever
the dog sees.
SUPER=03-Staten Island, NY/Last Week;
The camera helped out last week when a man was holed up in the house.
The dog found the man had shot himself, so police were able to go in.
So far no New York police dogs have been shot on duty, but handlers are
developing bullet proof vests to keep the dogs safe.
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(ROBIN tosses to Jean)
Coming up at SIX: it used to be kissing babies -- but now there's a new
trend in Virginia politics.
They're stilling kissing the babies...
But now the politicians expect them to be able to surf the 'net after the
The "children demonstrating the Internet" photo- op has become the most
popular media event in Virginia politics, and we'll tell you who's responsible.
Ellen Qualls has the news behind the news.
In a half hour on NEWS 7 at SIX.
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