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A body is found- one day after a blood stained car is discovered in
Lynchburg. Are the two connected?
A Pee Wee football Coach is charged with assault.
Plus your cable bill may be going up.
The region's first brush with snow produces slushy roadways. A look at how
quickly the precipitation ends coming up.
On Health Check-- slowing the heart of some surgery patients may save
300-thousand lives each year.
We'll have the latest research into cardiac care-- as well as an update on
The discovery of a body in Amherst County and a blood-stained car in
Lynchburg add up to a murder mystery for police in central Virginia.
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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
Authorities now believe a man found shot to death yesterday in Amherst
County WAS the driver of a car that was abandoned in Lynchburg, its passenger
seat covered in blood.
Steve Smallshaw is in our Lynchburg newsroom.
Steve, we know police found the car and the victim- Do they have anything
else to go on?
Jean, they're still tracking down
information connected to the shooting victim, 24- year- old Vincent Lee
SUPER=03-Amherst Co.; :00
A highway worker found Schulterbrandt's body yesterday, dumped along Route
617 in northwestern Amherst County.
He'd been shot once in the head, and police believe his body had been there
for several days.
Schulterbrandt was from the Bronx, New York.. the car he was driving was
discovered in Lynchburg Tuesday, the front passenger seat stained with blood.
Investigators from across central Virginia have been called in to work the
IN Q=The regional homicide
((JIMMY AYERS/AMHERST COUNTY SHERIFF: THE REGIONAL HOMICIDE SQUAD COMPOSED OF
MEMBERS FROM OUR DEPARTMENT, CITY OF LYNCHBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT, CAMPBELL
COUNTY AND STATE POLICE FORMED THIS MORNING ABOUT NINE A-M, AND HAVE BEEN OUT
WORKING, VIEWED THE SCENE AND BEEN WORKING ON WHAT LEADS THEY DO HAVE.))
SUPER=01-Jimmy Ayers/Amherst Co. Sheriff; :00
OUT Q=leads they do have.
Right now, police won't say whether they have any significant leads, but
admit it could be tough
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since they aren't sure exactly WHO Schulterbrandt was visiting in this area.
There's yet another controversy involving a local football coach... this
time in the PEE WEE ranks.
Salem Rec Coach Keith Gaines has been charged with 3 counts of assault.
His team of 7 and 8-year- olds won the championship this past season, but
now a few of his players say Gaines whipped them with a belt.
Gaines calls the allegations "ridiculous"... adding that the father of one
of the boys in question was present when the alleged incident took place.
According to court documents it happened during the squad's last practice on
November First at Oakey's Field.
IN Q=That's absurd
((KEITH GAINES/PEE WEE FOOTBALL COACH: THAT'S ABSURD. I MEAN, GOLLY. THE GUY'S
RIGHT THERE. YOU MEAN TO TELL ME, HE'S GOING TO SAY "GO BEAT MY SON FOR ME." IT
DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE. ))
SUPER=01-Keith Gaines/Pee Wee Football Coach;
OUT Q=any sense
Gaines says he's hired an attorney.
A trial is set for mid-January.
President Clinton has named the
first woman to the job of Secretary of State--
U-N Ambassador Madeleine Albright.
Albright will take the spot of outgoing Secretary of State Warren
((MADELEINE ALBRIGHT/SECRETARY OF STATE APPOINTEE: TO SECRETARY CHRISTOPHER I
WANT TO EXPRESS MY GRATITUDE ON BEHALF OF ALL OF US WHO HAVE WORKED WITH YOU
FOR YOUR STEADY NERVES, PRUDENT JUDGEMENT AND GREAT WISDOM. I CAN ONLY HOPE MY
HEELS CAN FILL YOUR SHOES.))
SUPER=01-Madeleine Albright/Secretary of State; 00
OUT Q=can fill your shoes.
He's also named retiring Senator William Cohen as Defense secretary and
Anthony Lake as C-I-A director.
All the appointees must still be approved by the Senate.
Prices for most consumer items have risen slowly in the 90s, but that's not
always the case when it comes to Cable TV.
One of the largest providers in our area, wants to hike rates as high as
seven-and-a half percent for some people.
double boxes len/jean
LEn Besthoff is live in front of Cox Communication's Headquarters, its the
one calling for the increase.
Len how many customers does Cox have?
(len ad lib)
(roll cue: "...their options.")
SUPER=01-Matt Whitcomb/ACS Home Entertainment Gallery; :00
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; 07
SUPER=01-Susan Maxie/Cox Cable Customer;
OUT Q=increase it.
(len ad lib)
double boxes Len/Jean
(questions: Satellite is NOT the only option in this area is it?)
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Next on NEWS-7 at FIVE--the future of a major cycling event in our area is
still very questionable.
And Jewish people in Israel and throughout the world begin celebrating
Hanukkah tonight-- the Festival of Lights.
Colon cancer is America's third deadliest form of cancer.
On Health Check-- scientists now think they've found a way to predict just
which patients will respond well to treatment.
Also coming up-- in just a few moments the Roanoke College Children's Choir
will sing for the President and First Lady.
We'll take you to the nation's capitol for the ceremony next on NEWS-7 at
A warning today for the O-J Simpson jury.
SUPER=03-Santa Monica, CA/Yesterday;
The judge says testimony yesterday from a worker at a battered women's
shelter can only be used for limited purposes.
The workers said a woman named Nicole called seeking help just days before
Nicole Simpson was murdered.
The Judge says the testimony can only be used to determine what Mrs.
Simpson may have been feeling at the time.
He says it doesn't mean that O-J Simpson threatened or stalked his ex
Fans of the Tour DuPont are holding out hope the race will continue
despite the loss of its main sponsor.
Dupont's withdrawal has placed the future of the event in doubt.
Local cycling enthusiasts say that would be a shame since the race has
helped to focus attention on the sport and the communities it passes through.
IN Q=This brought great exposure
((SCOTT LEWEKE/CARDINAL BICYCLE: BUT THIS BROUGHT GREAT EXPOSURE. THIS RACE IS
TRANSMITTED THROUGH THE WHOLE WORLD AND IT WAS GREAT FOR CYCLING AND BUSINESS
IN GENERAL FOR THE ROANOKE AREA AND ANY TOWN THAT IT GOES THROUGH.))
SUPER=01-Scott Leweke/Cardinal Bicycle;
OUT Q=that it goes through.
The annual race that began as the Tour de Trump, has been rolling through
Virginia since 1989.
It is still possible the race will be run in 1997, but promoters must
raise more than two million dollars in the next couple of weeks.
The Roanoke College Children's Choir has made a name for itself throughout
Tonight it's the official choir for the 1996 National Christmas Tree
Lighting Ceremony in Washington.
The choir is made up of children ages eight to 18 from southwestern Virginia.
Let's go to the festivities live in Washington D-C.
Attorney General Jim Gilmore continues to go after
Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer on tobacco.
Gilmore criticized Beyer today for backing federal regulation of tobacco as
IN Q=Tobacco is already
((JIM GILMORE/VA. ATTORNEY GENERAL: TOBACCO IS ALREADY THE MOST REGULATED CROP
IN THE COUNTRY. NINE FEDERAL AGENCIES ALL HAVE GOT THEIR HANDS IN THIS CROP AND
WE DON'T NEED TO MAKE IT TEN BY ADDING THE FDA. ))
OUT Q=adding the FDA.
Gilmore also told the Virginia Farm Bureau that he wants the Alcohol
Beverage Control board to take charge of stopping kids from smoking.
The Christmas countdown is underway, but at Smithfield Plantation, they're
ready to go for the holiday. Patrick Evans has report on a 18th century
Christmas when we come back.
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Smithfield Plantation in Blacksburg is playing host to a 18th Century
Christmas today through the weekend.
Kris Kringle-wannabee, Patrick Evans, runs down the slate of events
scheduled to teach us about Christmas Past.
SUPER=01-Lisa Hammett/Smithfield Plantation;
OUT Q=news-7 at five
go to robin
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health music under
Stick around-- Roy has some college hoop highlights in tonight's Ticker.
On Health Check, taking the mystery out of herbal medicine--
The World Health Organization is hoping to bring time-tested potions into
21st Century pharmacology.
health bump next
Scientists in Chicago report the discovery of a pair of genes linked to
They say when the pair is defective, they appear to cause what's called
maturity-onset diabetes of the young, or "mody"-- diabetes that usually appears
before the age of 25.
However, they also say that at least one more un-known gene is involved.
And they're hopeful the discovery of all the diabetes genes... will lead to
the development of new treatments.
Doctors in San Francisco are recommending that all patients with bad
hearts receive beta-blockers as part of their post-surgical treatment.
They say the heart-slowing medicine cut the risk of heart attack after an
operation by half.
Heart attacks are a common complication of surgery, especially among those
with coronary artery disease.
In the latest issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers
report finding a way to predict if a person with colon cancer will respond well
The procedure involves sampling tumors and examining a chromosomal marker
Researchers say patients with normal markers responded best to conventional
About 138-thousand Americans are diagnosed with colon cancer each year.
80-percent of all the health therapies used world-wide are based on herbs.
In this country, the herbal medicine market is worth some 1-to-4 billion
One problem, though.... Chinese herbalists have never known exactly why
their roots and barks do what they do.
For the last 50 centuries, the Chinese have had to test their formulas
through trial and error.
IN Q=Would it help
((WOULD IT HELP TO KNOW THE CHEMICAL COMPONENTS OF THE HERBS?
WILSON NG: IT WOULD HELP QUITE A BIT BECAUSE PEOPLE WOULD FEEL MORE AT EASE HOW
THESE HERBS ARE USED.))
SUPER=01-Wilson Ng/Herbalist; :
OUT Q=are used.
*****CONNIE AUDIO ON CART******
Thanks to a new technology, those answers will soon be available.
The World Health Organization has unveiled PharmaPrinting.
It's a high-tech method of fingerprinting the chemicals which are the
active ingredients in an herb.
Once identified, scientists can then standardize a formula...so that the
compound can be manufactured in a laboratory.
All the batches will then be pure and consistent and have precise dosage
IN Q=This is
((COSTAS LOULLIS: THIS IS A WAY TO BRING HERBAL MEDICINE INTO
MODERN MEDICINE, THE ABILITY TO ACTUALLY TEST THESE THE SAME WAY THAT YOU TEST
ANY OTHER DRUG THAT GOES ON THE MARKET. ))
(( DR. JOHN TROUP/ GNC: ONCE COMPANIES ARE ABLE TO IDENTIFY THE ACTIVE
INGREDIENTS, HEALTH MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATIONS WILL BE MORE LIKELY TO
PROVIDE REIMBURSEMENT FOR THE USE OF THESE HEALTH CARE PRODUCTS. ))
SUPER=07-Costas Loullis; :00
SUPER=01-Dr. John Troup/General Nutrition Center; :17
OUT Q=health care products.
The first compound being tested is mistletoe...which, in its natural
form, is being used by some AIDS patients to boost their immunity.
To westerners, herbal medicine has always seemed mysterious.
Chemical fingerprinting though, will not only solve the mystery.....but
bring time-tested potions into the 21-st century.
Turning to sports-- news from the basketball and legal courts.
Roy Stanley has it all in tonight's Ticker.
Thank you ladies and good afternoon everybody its time for the Thursday two
Lets check in on some hoops action from last night.
In Charlottesville, 25-th ranked Virginia used a strong performance from
center Norman Nolan to hold off the Indians of William and Mary 75 to 64 in
their first home game.
SUPER=03-Williamsburg/Cavaliers vs Indians; :
William and Mary head coach Charlie Wollum had his Tribe primed for the
And the tribe came out hot Dave Grabuloff helped his team take a 10 point
lead with five minutes left in the first half.
Virginia would finally get it going as Curtis Staples feeds Courtney
Alexander for the two handed jam, and U-V-A went in at the half with a 33 to 31
Nolan had a a great offensive game SUPER=33-Virginia/75/William &
Mary/64/;scoring a career high 22 as the Cavaliers beat the Indians 75 to 64.
The Cavaliers are now 4 and 1.
Over at the Bast Center in Salem last night, The Roanoke College Maroons
cruised to an easy 98 to 63 win over Emory & Henry to improve their record to 4
SUPER=03-Salem/Wasps vs. Maroons; :00
Before things got started Jason Bishop received a game ball from Page Moir
to commemorate his 1000th career point scored over the weekend. He would add 17
In fact, Roanoke would score plenty more last night as Nathan Hungate feeds
Tim Braun inside to get the party started.
The Wasps would have to struggle all night long. Donald Childress comes down
and dishes to Donald Thurston for the hoops inside.
SUPER=33-Emory & Henry/63/Roanoke/98;
But the Maroons have never had it so easy against the Wasps as they did last
night. Courtney Fitch hits the hoop and Roanoke stays unbeaten with the
This afternoon in New York, Nascar issued a statement concerning car owner
Hendrick was indicted by a federal grand jury yesterday with paying bribes
to executives of Honda of America in exchange for preferential treatment.
He said he would plead innocent and he received the backing of Nascar today
in New York.
IN Q="THE RESULTS...
((BILL FRANCE/NASCAR PRESIDENT: ))
SUPER=01-Bill France/Nascar President; :
OUT Q=........way possible."
That;s it for sports, I'll be back at six-- have a safe evening.
Candles are lighting up around the world- The holiday of Hanukkah has
In Israel, prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu lit the first night's candles
in the menorah to celebrate the holiday.
Hanukkah is also called the Festival of Lights-- in commemoration of the
victory of the Syrians two millennia ago.
The Hanukkah celebration lasts eight days- it began at sundown tonight.
Traditionally, gifts are exchanged each night, games are played and a
favorite Hanukkah food is served- potato pancakes.
(toss to robin)
(toss to jean)
The weather is causing a few evening class cancellations tonight.
Take Fullscreen Schoolwatch
Dabney Lancaster Community College has no night classes.
Also Dominion Business School--no evening classes.
The same is true for Jackson River Technical College--
No night classes at New River Community College.
And Virginia Western Community College has cancelled classes tonight.
We'll have updates throughout the evening-- that's it for NEWS-7 at FIVE,