Coming up next on News 7 at 11...
A Franklin County animal breeder says she's been falsely accused of cruelty.
Investigators examine a video tape that a woman says shows she was raped by
two Dallas Cowboy football players.
And imagine surviving a one-thousand foot fall down a mountain...
News 7 at 11 is next.
A Franklin County breeder says she's being falsely accused of animal
Animal Control officers and Humane Society officials say they've rescued
more than hundred dogs and cats from her home.
Humane Society officials say the floors of Valery Green's home were covered
with animal feces and litters of puppies were piled into plastic carrying
23 puppies were taken to a local veterinarian.
Most of the dogs and cats remain on the property.
IN Q=WE FOUND MULTIPLE
((BENNIE RUSSELL/FRANKLIN CO. DEPUTY PUBLIC SAFETY DIR.: WE FOUND MULTIPLE
DOGS, SOMEWHERE AROUND BETWEEN 60 AND 100 DOGS IN PENS TOGETHER. DIFFERENT
BREEDS, DIFFERENT VARIETIES AND CONDITION WERE A LITTLE BIT LESS THAN WE'D
SUPER=01-Bennie Russell/Deputy Public Safety Dir.;
OUT Q=LESS THAN WHAT WE'D EXPECT
Humane Society officials say neighbors have been complaining about the
facility for months.
But Russell says dogs are considered personal property and that caused
officials some problems when they tried to take action.
IN Q=we've been trying
((WE'VE BEEN TRYING TO PURSUE IT. TRYING TO FIND A LEGAL WAY FOR COMING IN AND
INTERVENING. UP UNTIL RECENTLY THE ANIMALS WERE BEING TAKEN CARE OF AND WITH
THE SICKNESS OF THE OWNER, IT'S MADE IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR THEM TO BE TAKEN CARE OF
OUT Q=CARE OF PROPERLY
Valery Green says she asked her landlord to take care of the animals while
she is in the hospital.
But Russell says the job became too much of a financial burden.
The Humane Society is now helping with the care of the animals.
Valery Green is being charged with animal cruelty and neglect.
Green says these charges are false and she plans to hire a lawyer to fight
Police investigating the murder of a six year old girl in Colorado are
focusing on the Atlanta area.
Six year old JonBenet Ramsey was last year's Little Miss Colorado.
Her body was found in her home the day after Christmas, strangled, and with
a fractured skull.
A ransom note was also found, written on a piece of paper that came from a
pad found in the house.
The child's parents lived in Atlanta until 19-91.
IN Q=we are conducting
((SGT. LARRY MASON/BOULDER POLICE DEPARTMENT: WE ARE CONDUCTING INTERVIEWS OF
FRIENDS, FAMILY AND ASSOCIATES OF THE RAMSEYS. THIS IS OUR PRIMARY FOCUS IN THE
ATLANTA AREA. WE HAVE NOT NOR DO WE ANTICIPATE EXECUTING ANY SEARCH WARRANTS OR
ARREST WARRANTS WHILE HERE. THERE ARE NO ARRESTS PENDING AT THIS TIME AND THE
INVESTIGATION IS ON-GOING.))
SUPER=01-Sgt. Larry Mason/Boulder Police Dept.
OUT Q=is on going.
Investigators say they've interviewed about 30 relatives and associates of
the Ramsey's so far.
Detectives reportedly are using sophisticated techniques to try to identify
voices heard on a videotape confiscated from the home of Dallas Cowboys lineman
SUPER=03-Dallas, TX/File Tape;
"The Dallas Morning News" says the tape shows Williams having sex with a
woman who has accused him of rape.
The paper also quotes a police source as saying Cowboy star receiver Michael
Irvin does not appear on the tape.
The source said investigators have not determined whether the encounter was
rape or consensual sex.
The woman has said Irvin held a gun on her while she was raped by Williams
and another man.
A source has said the woman claimed Irvin videotaped the assault.
Williams and Irvin have denied the accusations.
Newt Gingrich's bid to return as house speaker got a boost last night.
A dozen Republican congressmen who were uncertain about supporting him for a
second term as house speaker signed a letter of support.
Supporters and protestors clashed outside Gingrich's Georgia office today,
arguing over whether he should return as speaker, after admitting he violated
house ethics rules.
IN Q=Newt does all he
((JUDY WINCHELL/GINGRICH SUPPORTER;NEWT DOES ALL HE CAN FOR YOU AND FOR YOU AND
FOR ALL OF US. HE REALLY CARES ABOUT ALL OF US.
MARKEL HUTCHINS/PROTESTOR; I DON'T THINK SO BECAUSE IF YOU CARE ABOUT SOMEONE
YOU DON'T BREAK THE LAW THAT DIRECTLY AFFECTS THEM.
SUPER=01-Judy Winchell/Gingrich Supporter;
SUPER=01-Markel Hutchins/Protestor; :07
OUT Q=directly affects them.
The house will select a speaker when the 105th Congress convenes on Tuesday.
Virginia Military Institute's decision to admit women has caused a change in
the school's Board of Visitors.
Thomas Moncure Junior, a 1973 graduate of V-M-I, resigned from the board
yesterday, saying he could not support coeducation.
Moncure says V-M-I fought against admitting women for six years when sued by
the U-S Department of Justice.
Allen appointed Moncure to V-M-I's governing board in July.
Moncure was one of eight board members who voted against admitting women
following a federal Supreme Court decision that the school could not exclude
women and receive state funds.
The vote to admit women was 9-to-8.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on the Newscast,
The annual Campbell County Cattle auction is no bull to Virginia ranchers.
And the stampede of water out West takes a break as residents welcome the
second dry day in a row.
(Toss to Kim)
While the west coast is finally starting to dry out-- our region is about to
get some showers by tomorrow morning.
A cold front that'll be swinging through will bring the rainfall-- plus some
Of course today's temperatures were doing anything but-- rising into the
MUSIC UP FULL
Federal help is ready to flow for much of California, Nevada and Idaho.
President Clinton has issued disaster declarations in response to the
flooding that's devastating the area.
More than 100-thousand people are out of their homes.
Lee Cowan reports
OUT Q=News, Sacramento.
TAPE# net ; 15:05:26
If there's any progress toward freedom for 74 hostages in Peru, there's no
sign of it today.
The only new signs at the besieged Japanese ambassador's residence in Lima
were put up by the leftist rebels who hold the hostages there.
The banners proclaim that the standoff won't end without dialogue, and
that 13 million Peruvians live in poverty.
The rebels have demanded that President Fujimori (foo-jee-moh-ree) release
hundreds of their comrades who are in jails in Peru, but he has rejected
negotiating until they free the remaining 74 hostages.
The finest Virginia beef hit the auction block this afternoon.
State cattle ranchers gathered on Bull Hill to select the best stud for
The Red House Tested Bull Sale takes place in Campbell County every year.
The bulls are evaluated for growth ability, soundness and conformation.
Only the finest are sold.
Officials say this enables state breeders to genetically upgrade their
And that's important because cattle ranching is big business in this part of
IN Q=we commonly think
((DICK WHITE/VA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION AGENT: WE COMMONLY THINK OF TOBACCO AND
GRAINS CAUSE WE SEE SUCH LARGE FIELDS AND A LOT OF TIMES WE DON'T SEE THE HERDS
BUT THE BEEF BUSINESS IN THIS AREA OF VIRGINIA IS PROBABLY 30 TO 35 MILLION
SUPER=01-Dick White/VA Cooperative Extension Agent;
OUT Q=30 to 35 million dollar industry
But many ranchers are having a difficult time keeping their heads above
Cattle prices are at a 15 year low so it takes planning to stay in business.
IN Q=when we do
((CHARLES FARISS/BREEDER: WHEN WE DO HAVE GOODTIMES WE PROBABLY BUY EQUIPMENT
AHEAD OF TIME. KEEP IT IN BETTER SHAPE AND DO LESS REPAIRS IN THESE HARDTIMES
OUT Q=hard times come
Breeders say the testing done at Bull Hill helps them supply Virginia with
And ensures that they will be ready when good times come again.
One third of the American population is obese.
And according to recent studies that percentage will increase to 50 percent
in the next 20 years.
There are many drugs on the market to help people beat the battle of the
Denise Allen has more on appetite supressants.
IN Q=Janet Mikulas has
SUPER=07-Janet Mikulas; :09
SUPER=01-Dr. Blackford Noland/Physician;:57
SUPER=01-Dr. Joe McVoy/Therapist;1:10
OUT Q=News 7
(( Janet Mikulas has battled her weight all her life.
After months of cutting calories and behavior modification her weight loss
IN Q=I JUST GOT
((JANET MIKULAS: I JUST GOT TO THE POINT WHERE I WAS HUNGRY ALL THE TIME. I
MEAN A CONSTANT AND DISTRACTING KIND OF HUNGER. I COULDN'T THINK HOW I FELT
CAUSE I WAS ALWAYS HUNGRY.))
OUT Q=WAS ALWAY HUNGRY
So Janet's doctor prescribed appetite supressants.
She's been on the medication for about eight months now and has lost 60
IN Q=NOW I'M ABLE
((NOW I'M ABLE TO CONCENTRATE ON THE EXERCISE, THE INTAKE AND THE MODIFICATION
THAT REALLY WAS THE CRUX OF MY ISSUES ANY WAY.))
OUT Q=ISSUES ANY WAY
Weight loss aides are in high demand for the first time in more than 20
years the Food and Drug Administration has approved a new appetite suppressant.
Redux has hit the U.S. market in 1995.
Other appetite suppressant have been prescribed by doctors for years.
Fenfluramine and phentermine are two examples.
IN Q=BOTH OF THESE HELP
((DR. BLACKFORD NOLAND: BOTH OF THESE HELP TO REDUCE CRAVINGS, HELP TO
INCREASE SATIETY AND IN SO DOING HAVE BEEN SHOWN TO ALLOW PEOPLE TO LOOSE
OUT Q=TO LOOSE WEIGHT
IN Q=FOR JANET
((DR. JOE MCVOY/THERAPIST: FOR JANET SHE HAS TO TAKE THIS MEDICATION FOR HER
LIFETIME AND WE SHOULD THAT OVER FOUR TO FIVE YEARS WILL IT STILL WORK FOR HER?
THERE IS NO EVIDENCE YET AND WHAT WE HAVE WOULD SAY THAT PROBABLY IT WON'T
OUT Q=IT WON'T BE
As a rule appetite supressants should only be prescribed for people who have
a weight problem that puts their health at risk.
Dr. McVoy worries that people will use these drugs just to fit into a pair
And he says little is known of the possible long term health risks
associated with appetite supressants.
To find out more on this subject watch On Record tomorrow morning at 11.
Denise Allen News 7. ))
Soft Music Under
Up next, the race is on to claim the first sunlight of the new millenium,
and we'll show you a race of a different kind -- an unusual twist on a popular
MUSIC UP FULL
Rescue workers in Scotland say it was a miracle.
VO-NAT 3:00 15:22:44
A 38-year-old mountain climber fell a thousand feet down the side of a
mountain, and survived.
David Farkhar's back pack saved his life, a strap snagged on some rocks and
stopped his fall.
Farkhar was flown out by a rescue helicopter.
He had a broken arm, an injured leg and some head lacerations.
There's a battle underway over the first sunrise of the new millennium.
The people of the Chatham Islands claim they will be the first land touched
by the first sunlight of the year 2000.
They say they're the closer to the international dateline than other pacific
The islands' landowners are already selling vantage points to television
A Japanese automaker is reportedly trying to lease an entire beach, to
showcase a new line of cars for the new millennium.
The Chatham islanders say they know their place in the sun will be brief, so
they're making the most of it.
Roanoke College advances to the championship game of the Domino's Pizza
The Maroons beat Allentown 81 to 62.
Page Moir and the Maroons ready to take the floor in the second game of the
Mike Henrich pulls up and hits this three pointer keeping Allentown close
to the Maroons in the first half.
Roanoke's Jason Bishop drives the lane and makes the nice move and hits
the layup for two of his 17 points.
Allentown comes right back Mike Mientus drives the land and is covered by
Ramsey Hathaway but he makes the layup and the free throw.
But the Maroons were to tough Kevin SUPER=33-Roanoke/81/Allentown/62/;
Sigafoes drains the three over the Allentown defender and the Maroons win it 81
Roanoke will play Goucher in the title game tomorrow night.
The Virginia Cavaliers couldn't stop Maryland's outside game and the 19-th
ranked Terps bounced back with a 78 to 62 win over Virginia.
SUPER=03-College Park, MD/Maryland vs Virginia; :
The Terps pounded the board hard in the first half Laron Profit goes in for
the follow up basket to make it 21 to 13 Maryland.
Virginia worked the ball inside to Jamal Robinson who scores the layup
cutting the Terp lead to 6.
But Sarunas Jasikevicius (Jasi-kevicus) pulls up and nails his second three
pointer of the game and Maryland led the Cavaliers 27 to 15.
Then the Terps get out on the break Keith Booth takes it to the hoop for
the score to make it 29 to 15 Maryland.
Curtis Staples cut the lead to 9 SUPER=33-Maryland/78/Virginia/62/;when
he went to the corner and hit the three pointer making it 31 to 20 and Maryland
goes on to win the game 78 to 62.
In other A-C-C action this afternoon Florida State picked up a conference win
beating N.C. State 71 to 51.
SUPER=03-Tallahassee, FL/N.C. State vs Florida State; :
Florida state trailed by 9 points early in the first half when Jay Flowers
pulls up and hits the jumper in the paint making it 18 to 11.
But the Pack comes right back Jeremy Hyatt misses the jumper but Damon
Thornton is there to slam it home making it 20 to 12 Wolfpack.
Florida state maintained its poise James Collins pulls up and nails the
three pointer to make it 20 to 18 Wolfpack.
But State comes right back again Clint Harrison with the three pointer to
make it 23 to 18 Wolfpack.
The game remained close throughout SUPER=33-Florida State/71/N.C.
State/51/;the second half and Florida State goes on to win it 71 to 51.
Third Ranked Kentucky continued to roll this afternoon. The Wildcats
routed Tennessee 74 to 40.
SUPER=03-Lexington, KY/JP SPORTS; ;
Pitino's son Ryan cleaning up the floor as the Wildcats jump out to an
Tennessee finally got on the board in the first half when C.J. Black takes
it to the hoop drawing the foul.
Kentucky pulled out to a 7 point lead when Jamal Magloire pulls up and
hits the jumper in the paint making it 10 to 3 Wildcats.
Then watch this play. Derek Anderson with the save to Ron Mercer for the
jumper and a 19 point lead at the half.
In the Second half Anderson nails SUPER=33-Kentucky/74/Tennessee/40/;the
jumper at the key and Kentucky beats Tennessee by a score of 74 to 40.
Virginia Tech was on the road tonight for its second A-10 game and the
Hokies lose to Xavier 102 to 67.
SUPER=03-Madison, WI/CREATIVE SPORTS; :
Bobby Knight watches from the bench as his Hoosiers get in trouble.
And Wisconsin will lead from start to finish in upsetting 12-th ranked
Indiana. For that and all of the scores lets check the boards.
WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=0098-/Radford/92/j/Duquesne/102////W & L/68/j/Va. Wesleyan/88///;
SUPER=0098-/James Madison/61/j/William & Mary/64///j/ODU/76//Richmond/69///;
SUPER=0098-j/Texas#18/92//Oklahoma St./58///j/Texas Tech#23/86//Baylor/75///;
SUPER=0098-j/Illinois#24/72//Ohio State/64///j/Boston Coll.#25/80//Seton
SUPER=0103-/Tampa Bay/3/j/Pittsburgh/7////N.Y. Islanders/1/j/Montreal/3///;
OUT Q=....last score."
And coming up, The Packers beat the 49-ers easily in Green Bay.
And the Jacksonville Jaguars are headed to the A-F-C championship game.
The Jacksonville Jaguars came from 12 points down Mark Brunell passing for
245 yards and two touchdowns in a 30 to 27 upset of the Denver Broncos.
SUPER=03-Denver, CO/NBC SPORTS; :
The Broncos entered the game 12 and 1 on the arm of John Elway.
In the first quarter, Former Tech running back Vaughn Hebron scores on the
one to make it 6 to nothing Broncos.
Elway puts it up in the air and hits his favorite receiver Shannon sharpe
on the 18 yard touchdown to make it 12 to nothing Denver.
Jacksonville rallied in the second, Natrone Means scores on the 7 yard run
and the Jaguars cut the lead to 2, 12 to 10.
Jacksonville led 20 to 12 in the third then Davis scores his second T-D
of the day on the 2 yard run to make it 23 to 20.
But the Big play came in the SUPER=30-Jacksonville/30/Denver/27/; fourth
quarter Brunell hitting Jimmy Smith on the 10 yard scoring play and the Jaguars
advance with the 30 to 27 win.
IN Q="You just
((MARK BRUNELL/JAGUARS QUARTERBACK: ))
SUPER=01-Mark Brunell/Jaguars Quarterback; :
OUT Q=......BUNCH OF GUYS.
The Jaguars will play the winner of tomorrow's Pittsburgh New England game.
For the second year in a row, Green bay has advanced to the N-F-C
This afternoon, The Packers beat the 49-ers 35 to 14.
SUPER=03-Green Bay, WI/FOX SPORTS; ;
The Packers set the tone of the game early in the first quarter. Desmond
Howard receives the punt and he returns it 71 yards for the touchdown and a 7
to nothing Packer lead.
Then with six minutes left in the first quarter Brett Favre goes to the
air and hits Andre Rison on the four yard touchdown pass to make it 14 to
Green Bay went in at the half with a big lead Edgar Bennett takes the
handoff up the middle to score and it was 21 to Nothing Packers late in the
San Francisco got on the board when Elvis Grbac rolls out and hits Terry
Kirby on the short touchdown pass to make it 21 to 7 at the half.
The 49-ers made it a close game early in the third when Grbac fakes the
handoff and scores from in close The Niners trailed 21 to 14.
But Green bay answered. Edgar SUPER=30-Green Bay/35/San
Francisco/14/;Bennett fumbles the ball in the end zone And Antonio Freeman
recovers it for a touchdown and Green Bay wins it 35 to 14.
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC; :
The Packers will play the winner of the Dallas Carolina game tomorrow
afternoon in Charlotte.
The Cowboys arrived at Ericcson Stadium this afternoon for the game.
Dallas is the favorite but the Panthers were undefeated at home throughout the
As Roy mentioned, the Panthers will be fighting hard in tomorrow's game with
Cowboys and their fans are fighting just as hard to get into the stadium.
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/File Tape;
If you're looking for some of the hottest tickets around, be careful.
They may be hot in another way.
First, people in North Carolina who sell tickets at more than three dollars
over their face value could be dealt a misdemeanor.
And those tickets could be confiscated from the buyers as evidence.
There's also the threat the tickets you buy are counterfeit.
It's happened before.
About 60 people were duped by scalpers who sold them phony tickets to the
Panthers game against San Francisco earlier this season.
Winter sports fans may not be getting much of a workout in our area right
But it's a different story in the Netherlands.
Frigid weather has revived the country's 125 mile-long skating marathon.
16-thousand skaters braved the early morning cold to race through 11 towns.
Thousands more lined the frozen canals to watch.
The winning time -- nearly seven hours.
The first race took place in 1909, but mother nature rarely creates the
right conditions for the event.
It's only been held 15 times this century.