NEWS-7 at FIVE is next--
A Senior F-B-I official faces prison time for obstructing justice in the
Ruby Ridge clash.
And remember the boy who couldn't read his Rush Limbaugh book in school?
He's back in the news.
Very gusty westerly winds today heat up the air at a record pace for some
communities. The details just ahead.
The latest on Virginia's first outbreak of Legionnaires' disease...now,
two more cases are added to the list in the New River Valley.
Coming up we'll have a profile of the patients, and the investigation into
A former FBI agent pleads guilty to obstructing justice- in connection with
the seize at Ruby Ridge.
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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
He spent 25 years enforcing the law.
Today E-Michael (Kay-Hoe) admitted he broke it.
Kahoe plead guilty admitting he hid and destroyed an internal review of the
siege at Ruby Ridge, Idaho.
((MICHAEL STILES/PROSECUTOR: IT IS A FELONY CRIME JUST RESULTED FROM SOMEONE
WHO'S SPENT 25 YEARS IN THE FBI TO LOSE HIS JOB AND BE CONVICTED OF A FELONY.
IT'S OBVIOUSLY A VERY UNUSUAL, EXTRAORDINARY SITUATION.))
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That confrontation pitted F-B-I agents against White Separatist Randy
Weaver- and ended in the death of Weaver's wife and child.
The Government contends Kahoe put the critique in the trash so it would be
He could get ten years in prison.
In other news-- the Legionnaires' Disease outbreak in the New River Valley
For the latest developments here's Health Check's Connie Stevens.
There are two new cases of Legionnaires' Disease now confirmed.
That brings the total number of cases in this outbreak up to 13.
Here's a patient profile:
Of the 13, 10 are from Montgomery County, one is from Giles, one from
Floyd, and one from Radford.
The patients range in age from 42 to 86.
12 are men, with just one female.
There is some good news...only one person is hospitalized....the patient is
at the Salem V-A in critical condition, but is apparently doing better.
Every day, local, state and even federal officials are scouring the New
River Valley, looking for the source of the legionella bacteria-- still it
could be weeks before they find it.
These two new cases reported today are both among people who were sick
EARLIER, who just had additional testing because of the outbreak.
The Health Department does believe we've seen the bulk of cases so
far...there still may be more though.
And the priority now is just finding this apparently common environmental
source for the bacteria.
Tonight at six, we'll go over the TYPES of businesses being targeted in
The literary works of Rush Limbaugh apparently are still not recommended
reading for students in one Bedford County school.
Last spring, nine-year old Jason Gardner made headlines when he was barred
from reading a Limbaugh book in class.
And just last month, Gardner's fifth grade teacher took a copy of the
"Limbaugh Letter" from him.
Two other teachers have banned students from reading materials not found in
the school library.
Now the Rutherford Institute, a civil liberties organization, has joined the
They've given Bedford school officials one week to reverse the teachers'
policy or face a civil lawsuit.
The Pittsylvania County woman found dead in her husband's car Monday, had
been beaten and shot.
The medical examiner says 33-year old Tammy Scearce died from four
gunshot wounds to the head and chest.
The ordeal began when her husband, 35-year old Wilbur Scearce led
Sheriff's Deputies on a high speed chase to his home in Ringgold.
Scearce then held authorities at bay for several hours, before fatally
Shortly after, Tammy Scearce's body was discovered in the trunk of her
Four people were killed
when a corporate plane crashed in Illinois this aftenroon.
The plane went down just across the street from the airport in Wheeling.
All four aboard were killed-- the plane narrowly missed an apartment
The Wind is causing trouble in the Windy City-
A storm ripped through Chicago overnight- knocking down trees and KNOCKING
Almost 100 people lost power- The storm also caused delays at O'Hare
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The rough weather did not spare other parts of the state.
This apartment building lost part of its roof.
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Poles were bent in two- damaging cars in Woodford County.
And the storm did not just bring wind- but also some SNOW.
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Here's what's next on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- Norfolk Southern tells shippers what
it would do if it merges with Conrail.
And the Colonial Arms changes hands, but won't change its status as an
office building. we'll explain.
It's known as huffing-- inhaling household substances for a quick high.
We'll hear from a Botetourt County
family, trying to spread the word about how dangerous-- and common-- this
Patrick is checking out an art exhibit perfect for this time of year.
Plus Hometown Hoops Weekly in tonight's ticker. Stick around.
T-V Talk Show Host, Jenny Jones will testify in a murder trial.
((LET'S HAVE JOHN COME OUT HERE AND SEE WHO HAS A CRUSH ON HIM. HERE'S JOHN.))
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The case is against a former guest on the show, Jonathan Schmitz.
He's charged with murdering another guest- who revealed on the show that he
had a homosexual crush on Schmitz.
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A judge in Pontiac, Michigan ruled today that Jones may be called as a
witness for the defense.
The defense maintains that Schmitz was humiliated by what happened on
the show, and that triggered emotional problems that led to the slaying.
Jones will testify tomorrow.
Norfolk Southern is telling shippers if it merges with Conrail, it would
improve railroad competition in the East.
N-S sent a letter to shippers outlining its commitment to customer
It made a hostile bid to acquire the Philadelphia-based railroad last
It topped the C-S-X Corporation's offer by one billion dollars.
N-S Chairman David Goode criticized what he called C-S-X's opposition to
A Conrail merger with either Norfolk Southern or Richmond based C-S-X
would create the nation's third largest railroad--- dominating the rail freight
industry in the East.
One of the most prominent buildings in the downtown Roanoke skyline was sold
to the highest bidder this afternoon.
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A pair of real estate investors from Chesapeake bought the Colonial Arms
building for 850-thousand dollars- the minimum askin price.
Allen Drewry (dru-ree) and Frank Waggoner (wagon-er) of A-and-F Investors
made the only bid on the property.
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((ALLEN DREWRY/NEW COLONIAL ARMS OWNER: WE GOT APPRAISALS ON IT FOR TWO MILLION
DOLLARS AND YOU KNOW AT THE PRICE WE PAID FOR IT, IT'S GOTTA BE A BARGAIN.))
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OUT Q=a bargain.
In addition to their latest purchase, the partners own several strip malls
and a motel in the Hampton Roads area.
They plan to have the Colonial Arms leased as office space, which is how
it's been used since the 1920's.
In the short term, the closing of Best Products means shoppers will have
some pretty good liquidation sales coming up.
But long term, they'll have one less retail chain to choose from.
The financially troubled company says if everything is approved by a U-S
Bankruptcy Court, it will be out of business early next year.
Best has 88 stores and 11 that sell jewelry only.
Two stores are in this- one in Roanoke, the other in Lynchburg.
Each employs about 55 full and part time people.
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Stick around-- who's cleaning up after the big party in New York City? That
story coming up on NEWS-7 at FIVE.
On Health Check, one family's tragedy... and the dangers of huffing.
It's an all-too-popular quick high.
Eric Earnhart will join us.
Plus, a new study has some insight on which is the weaker sex-- in
particular, when it comes to tolerating pain.
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If you, or someone you know are "huffing", that is, inhaling fumes from an
aerosol can to get high-- a Botetourt County mother wants to talk to you.
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She talked to Eric Earnhart today, hoping the story of her son's death will
help someone else, Eric...
Connie, Kathryn Weddington's
16 year old son died last week.
Brian Mitchell was apparently trying to get high from drinking antifreeze.
His mother says it all started with huffing.
IN Q=at the end
IN Q=at the end
((KATHRYN WEDDINGTON/VICTIM'S MOTHER; THE END OF THE SUMMER HE ADMITTED TO ME
HE WAS DOING INHALANTS. AND I THINK HE KNEW AT THAT POINT IN TIME HE WAS OUT OF
CONTROL. IT STARTED OFF AS A CHOICE, BUT IT BECAME A PHYSICAL ADDICTION, AND HE
DIDN'T HAVE CONTROL OVER IT.))
SUPER=01-Kathryn Weddington/Victim's Mother;
OUT Q=have control over it
Here are some signs parents can watch for.
Aerosol cans that still have some liquid in them, but no propellent.
Aerosol cans with the nozzels removed.
Rags and paper bags with aerosol residue in them.
Huffing can be tough to spot because the effects only last a couple of
Drug counselors say it's often a teen's first experience with drugs.
They've seen kids as young as 11 who are huffing.
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The long term effects are devasting on the body, especially affecting the
brain and the kidneys... but just one time can kill you.
There are a variety of substantial physical differences between men and
But a new study finds one that's not so obvious-- that at least when it
comes to pain, men are the weaker sex.
Researchers at the University of California in San Francisco say that women
not only feel pain differently than men, they respond to treatment in a
They compared how men and women reacted when given two different
analgesics-- known as capa-opiods while having a wisdom tooth pulled.
The women got greater pain relief than the men, even though the women
reported higher levels initially.
Researchers say this is more evidence that clinical studies need to be
designed with women in mind.
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Some say it's creepy and it is kookie, mysterious and spooky and it's on
display at Roanoke College.
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Art is not frequently considered a scary subject, but a new exhibit at Olin
Gallery fits that description.
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As Patrick Evans explains, this new exhibits incorporates black light and
fluorescent features to help conjure the macabre (ma-CAHB).
SUPER=01-Linda Atkinson/Olin Gallery Director;
(ROLL OVER INTERVIEW)
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Good afternoon everybody welcome to the midweek ticker as we get things
started today some baseball news from the big leagues.
This afternoon the Phillies named 37 year old Terry Francona the team's new
He spent last season as the Tigers third base coach and before that he
managed Michael Jordan in Birmingham.
On Philly he hopes to win in a hurry.
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((TERRY FRANCONA/NEW PHILLIES MANAGER:))
SUPER=01-Terry Francona/New Phillies Manager;:00
OUT Q=...as anybody.
It is a bit hard to believe but the girls district tournaments begin play
next week around the area.
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Steve Mason checks in on this week's edition on Hometown Hoops Weekly from 5
powerhouses as we prepare to close out the regular season.
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SUPER=03-Daleville/Vikings vs. Cavaliers; :27
SUPER=01-David Wheat/Lord Botetourt Head Coach; 1:03
SUPER=03-Dry Fork; 1:12
SUPER=03-Covington/Chargers vs. Cougars; 1:38
SUPER=01-Rob Bennett/Covington Head Coach; 1:47
SUPER=01-Joann Helton/Avg. 15 Pts. per Game; 2:10
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((A win over David Wheat's first place Lady Cavaliers and Northside would
force a three way-first place tie with William Byrd and Botetourt in the
Marilyn Bussey's lady Vikes frightening zone defense held Sara Hicks to only
But Sara Moore stepped up with 20 and Katrina Elliot's spurt of three
baskets in the first half helped put the Northside demons to wrest as Botetourt
escaped with a 49-38 win.
The Lady cavs should beat Christiansburg November 1st, which would give the
state champs the ONLY thing that has eluded them for three years.
Mickey McGuigan's Blacksburg team will finish either 7th or tied for 7th out
of 8 teams in the district, but the Lady Indians truly feel anything can happen
in the Blue Ridge tourney.
In the Dogwood, Tunstall and Gretna are tied for first. The regular season
title will be decided tomorrow night when the two meet on the Lady Hawks floor.
The revival has an eerie beat to the tune of a 9 and OH district record and a
13 and 4 overall mark.
Bennett's bunch lacked height until Melissa Page transferred from Alleghany
this season. She's averaging 13 points a game, but 1995 Pioneer player of the
year Joann Helton is the go to girl who wants to go to the top.
More sports at 6, and more News 7 t five coming up right after this quick
go to break
It's estimated that more than three million people attended the Yankees
ticker-tape parade in New York City yesterday.
People threw between 50 and 100 tons of paper from buildings.
So who cleans it all up?
IN Q=take the paper
((TAKE THE PAPER WITH YOU. DON'T BE SHY TAKE SOME PAPER. ))
OUT Q=TAKE SOME PAPER.
How about 600 sanitation workers armed with brooms and back pack blowers.
They were sweeping up on the heels of the parade...
At one point some of the paper caught on fire on Broadway, but it was
quickly under control.
The sanitation commissioner says all this cleaning up is good practice for
IN Q=it may be like
SUPER=01-John Doherty/Sanitation Commissioner;
OUT Q=this year.
If you're wondering what happens to the paper once it's all collected, it
goes to a landfill on Staten Island.
That's because it is too contaminated with trash to be recycled.
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(ROBIN tosses to Jean)
We're down to the final days of the fall campaign.
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And tonight, Joe Dashiell begins the final profile of our pre-election
Joe, who's in the spotlight tonight?
Jean, coming up at six... SUPER=@Joe1;
we'll catch up with Mark Warner,
The Democrat challenging Republican John Warner for the U- S Senate.
The northern Virginia businessman made a fortune on cellular phones... and
says he will defy the odds again on election day.
Jean we'll have that story
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and the rest of the days news, weather and sports in one- half hour.
Plus the region's first local primetime newscast, NEWS-7 Primetime tonight
at 10 on WEFC.