Here's what's coming up on NEWS-7 at FIVE--
Violence returns to Northern Ireland-- as a double bombing rocks British
The man who caused a fatal car accident in Botetourt County faces murder
And Senator John Warner brings a Texan to the Roanoke Valley.
Cool, cloudy weather and plenty of rain from Josephine highlight a busy weather
forecast straight ahead.
Plus, a report from Halifax County....where it turns out the Director of
the Health Department there is not a licensed physician in Virginia....as
required by state law.
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More explosions in Northern Ireland- This time as many as 20 people are
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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
The bombs rocked the British Army Headquarters in Northern Ireland-
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The first went off in a parking lot at the barracks and the second near the
main medical facility.
The first blast was the strongest- even damaging nearby homes.
((THE WINDOW BLEW. THE MAIN WINDOW. THE GLASS DOOR WAS SMASHED AS WELL.))
((JOHN MAJOR/BRITISH PRIME MINISTER: I THINK WHAT THEY HAVE DONE IS BARBARIC.
TO HAVE PLACED A BOMB WITHOUT WARNING TO KILL OR MAME INNOCENT MEN AND WOMEN.))
SUPER=01-John Major/British Prime Minister; 06!
OUT Q=innocent men and women."
There is no immediate claim for the explosions, but some blame the Irish
It was back in February that the I-R-A broke a 17 month ceasefire with a
It's been one week since a high- speed chase turned deadly in Botetourt
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Today the man who was allegedly trying to out- motor police last Monday, was
charged with second degree murder.
18- year- old Timmy Stocks also faces two other felony charges-- eluding a
police officer and grand larceny.
According to officials, Stocks was clocked near 90- miles an hour on Route
Authorities chased him... but halted their pursuit after six minutes.
Stocks reportedly continued to flee when he slammed into two other cars,
killing one person.
IN Q=If you
SUPER=01-Joel Branscom/Botetourt Co. Commonwealth's Atty.;
Stocks is being held at the Botetourt County jail.
A bond hearing hasn't been scheduled yet.
The man charged with making threatening, obscene phone calls to young girls
admitted his guilt in a Roanoke courtroom today.
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Michael Obremski pleaded guilty to six counts, some involving girls as young
as nine years old.
He faces a maximum sentence of 45 years.
He was recently sentenced to 15 years in Roanoke County on similar charges.
The deputy Commonwealth's Attorney says she'll ask for a substantial
She says if Obremski had not been caught, he might have eventually carried
out his threats.
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((BETTY JO ANTHONY, DEPUTY COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; THERE WAS SOME INDICATION
IN THIS CASE THAT MR. OBREMSKI WAS BECOMING MORE ASSERTIVE. ))
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OUT Q=more assertive
Investigators say Obremski admitted to stalking young girls in the Raleigh
Anthony says there haven't been any more stalking complaints in that area
since Obremski was taken into custody.
The Supreme Court deals a blow to anti abortion protestors.
The high court upheld a federal law protecting access to abortion clinics.
Protestors argued the law infringed on their rights. Abortion rights
((LUCINDA FINLEY/ABORTION RIGHTS ADVOCATE: THERE'S NEVER BEEN A FIRST AMENDMENT
RIGHT TO HARASS SOMEBODY. AND THE EVIDENCE SHOWS WHAT THE DEFENDANTS DO IS
SUPER=01-Lucinda Finley/Abortion Rights Advocate;
OUT Q=IS HARASS PEOPLE."
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The court today also ruled against the suspected Unabomber.
Theodore Kaczynski wanted to argue the the government ruined his chances
for a fair trial.
The court upheld a federal judge's decision saying there's no evidence the
government intended to prejudice the public against Kaczynski.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
Straight ahead--on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- Senator John Warner brings a Texas
Senator to the Roanoke Valley today.
Plus who won last night's presidential debate? It depends on which spin
doctor you ask--now the candidates are back on the trail.
On Health Check, another theory on a possible cause of the mysterious Gulf
And cat scans and M-R-I's-- these images have the starring role in a
realistic movie featuring the Human Body.
Patrick's back in the NEWS-7 kitchen--
Fortunately he's just watching-- we'll give you a sample when we come back.
Senator John Warner may be ahead in the polls in his reelection bid, but
he's still hitting the campaign trail hard.
Today he was at Hollins College backed up by Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison of
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Eric Earnhart joins us live from Hollins College--
Eric, why is the Texas Senator helping out Senator Warner?
(Eric ad lib)
(roll cue: "...Warner said they were here.")
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OUT Q=reduce the burden of taxes.
(eric ad lib)
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The first Presidential debate is over.
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And spin doctors from each party are busy putting their candidates
performance in the best light.
((GOV. CHRISTIE WHITMAN/R- NEW JERSEY: HE WAS ABLE TO CONVEY TO THE AMERICAN
PEOPLE THAT HIS TAX CUT WAS NOT GOING TO MEAN A CUT IN MEDICARE, MEDICAID OR
SCARE THEM, BUT REALLY OPEN UP ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.))
((LEON PANETTA/WHITE HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF: I THINK THE PRESIDENT WAS VERY
EFFECTIVE AT HOLDING HIS OWN ABOUT WHERE HE WANT TO TAKE THE COUNTRY AND HE'S
MUCH MORE OPTIMISTIC ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THIS COUNTRY AND WHERE WE NEED TO GO
THAN SENATOR DOLE. I THINK THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE.))
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SUPER=01-Leon Panetta/White House Chief of Staff; 09
OUT Q=that makes a difference."
With election day one month away- both candidates are campaigning in
The president is in Stamford, Connecticut-
While Bob Dole is beginning a two day tour of New Jersey.
Roanoke City Council has forgiven a 200- thousand dollar loan that helped
pay for the renovation of the Henry Street Music Center.
But that decision brought objections from Gainsboro leaders who want the old
Dumas Hotel returned to its former owners.
Council had hoped the money would be repaid to fund other improvements on
But with the music center producing little income, Total Action Against
Poverty was unable to repay the loan.
Gainsboro leaders argued that today's vote on the music center could have
implications for the entire Henry Street Project.
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OUT Q=I really believe that.
The five council members present at today's meeting voted unanimously to
make the loan a grant.
The taste of the Orient is as close as your kitchen-- and Patrick Evans is
taking some lessons, instead of ordering take-out.
(Patrick ad lib)
stocks bump next
Chinese food has been noted for its wide appeal, and generally it is
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Today Patrick Evans welcomes a registered dietitian to the studio with a
look at how to prepare chinese cuisine that is low in fat, high in taste.
Hey Patrick, whatcha cookin'?
SUPER=01-Lee Ann Matthews/Registered Dietitian;
(PATRICK WILL CALL FOR BOARD)
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More NEWS-7 is heading your way-- the Roanoke Express is back on the ice...
That's just one report in tonight's Two Minute Ticker.
And on Health Check-- it might just be a sign of the times.
One of the largest H-M-O's in the country is about to start covering
so-called "alternative" medical treatments.
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The public health director who oversees South Boston and Halifax County is
NOT licensed to practice medicine in Virginia.
Dr. Thomas Coleman has been on the job for eight months.
Coleman tells News 7 he just hadn't gotten around to it before a week and
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((I DON'T HAVE ANY PROBLEM... OR THE GENERAL PUBLIC EITHER.))
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OUT Q=public either.
Health Commissioner Randy Gordon assigned Farmville's health director to
oversee Coleman's district until his license comes through.
But Coleman's still on the job in an administrative role, even though state
law requires health directors to be licensed.
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((DEL. TED BENNETT/D-HALIFAX CO.: I'M CONCERNED THAT THE LAW OF THE
COMMONWEALTH'S NOT BEEN FOLLOWED. I DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH MORE BASIC IT COULD BE
THAT BEFORE THIS PERSON FILLS THAT POST, THE STATUTE SIMPLY SAYS HE'S GOT TO BE
A LICENSED PHYSICIAN, AUTHORIZED TO PRACTICE MEDICINE IN VIRGINIA. HE IS
OUT Q=he is not.
Coleman's been using state tax dollars to pay other doctors to perform any
medical functions of his job.
He IS licensed in good standing in North Carolina.
Yet another theory on Gulf War Illness-- this latest from a California
Dr. Howard Urnovitz says he's found a common genetic marker--
It could point to the presence of a virus-- making soldiers who have the
marker potentially more susceptible to illness from chemical warfare.
The Pentagon says up to 15-thousand soldiers could have been exposed to
the toxic agents Sarin and mustard gas in Southern Iraq.
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Catscans and MRI's can help find abnormalities in the body.
But now, there's an exciting new technology that manipulates these images
to create a realistic movie.
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OUT Q=no barriers to us.
IN Q=Now we NAT SOUND
((NOW WE SEE THE BONES OF THE CHEST, THE RIBS, THE STERNUM AND THE SPINE. ))
OUT Q=the spine NAT SOUND
Dr. Geoffrey Rubin of Stanford University has gathered the thousands of
images catscans and MRI's produce-- fed them into a computer, and created a
3-dimensional interactive look inside a patient's body.
((DR. RUBIN: WE'RE FLYING DOWN THE WINDPIPE OF THIS PATIENT WHO HAS
OUT Q=lung cancer.
This type of examination is normally performed with a long tube thread
through the throat into the lungs.
Unlike the tube, however, the computer pictures can back up quickly to peak
into a branch, turn around or even squeeze by obstructions like a lung cancer.
IN Q=What we will
((RUBIN: WHAT WE WILL BE ABLE TO SEE IS THE EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR OF ANY OF
THEIR ORGANS...THEIR MUSCLES, BONES, BLOOD VESSELS, COLON,
AIRWAYS ET CETERA. BASICALLY, ONCE WE ENTER THE BODY, THERE ARE NO
BARRIERS TO US. )) ))
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Though expected to be used initially to diagnose abnormalities in the lung,
colon and blood vessels-- surgeons could eventually perform surgery by first
trying it out on the computer before actually entering the operation room.
Bending to consumer demand-- one of the country's larger health maintenance
organizations will start covering so-called alternative treatments.
Oxford Health Plans--beginning tomorrow for an additional premium of up to
three percent, will cover acupuncture, chiropractic, and naturopathic services.
Patients will also be able to purchase herbal remedies, vitamins and other
supplements at a discount.
It's time for us to check in with Mike Stevens-- where it's a busy time of
year in the sporting world.
Let's head into the Sports office for baseball as well as news from the
Roanoke Express. Hi Mike.
Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the Monday two minute ticker.
The league championship series begin tomorrow night in New York with the
Yankees hosting the Orioles.
And then on Wednesday, the Braves and Cardinals open their best of seven
series with John Smoltz on the hill for the defending world series champs.
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((JOHN SMOLTZ/BRAVES STARTER IN GAME ONE:))
((MARQUIS GRISSOM/BRAVES CENTER FIELDER:))
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The Roanoke Express is in it's second day of training camp over at the
Roanoke Civic center.
Steve Mason has a few freezer notes from the training table.
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SUPER=01-Dave Stewart/Express Defenseman; :48
OUT Q=...news 7 sports"
((A new NHL affiliate in Calgary, but still the same tough coach in
Roanoke preaching the same Express hockey that got the team to the ECHL
playoffs each of the last three years, hockey with hustle, defense, goaltending
are of course priorities.
To find the perfect fit, Anzalone has cleaned part of the house. Out of 14
possible forwards in camp, only Tim Christian and Jeff Jablonski are back from
last years team. There are also 5 new defenseman in camp.
((DAVE STEWART/EXPRESS DEFENSEMAN:))
The Express opens the exhibition season Wednesday night in Richmond against
the Renegades. At freezer, Steve Mason, news 7 sports.))
More News 7 at five right after this.
Have a good night folks.
take a break
One man's trash is another man's treasure in Berkley, California.... where
recycling has become big business.
shots of guys going through trash
Two Employees of a company called "Urban Ore" scurry the trash, hoping to
recycle the re-useable.
10:42:42 show inventory of toilets and stuff
And it doesn't stop there. With two acres of inventory and annual sales
close to two million dollars, it's called the "great stuff exchange."
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((WASTE ISN'T WASTE....NEW HOME FOR THEM. ))
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OUT Q=NEW HOME FOR THEM.
10:43:45 show more stuff for sale
Urban Ore is on the way to the landfill-- so instead of paying a users fee
at the dump, some people sell their junk, and even go home with something new
10:44:35 shots of home with
Designers even say they're buying what was supposed to end up on the heap
and are now using it as the latest decorating trend.
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If you haven't already registered to vote, it is now too late to do so for
the November election.
The deadline was five o'clock today for citizens 18 and older to sign up.
Registrars across the area say they've been busy with last- minute voters
coming in to fill out the paperwork.
We'll tell you about that and what effect the motor-voter law has had on
Plus don't forget the region's first AND only local primetime newscast,
NEWS-7 Primetime tonight at 10 on WEFC.
That's it for NEWS-7 at FIVE-- see you in 30-minutes, Goodnight.
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