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Two explosions at an Atlanta building.
Bill Cosby's son is murdered.
Plus did one school system close school too late this morning?
A deep freeze is poised to take hold this weekend-- The frigid details are
On Health Check-- the latest on cardiac care--
New research finds agressively lowering cholesterol can help bypass
operations from going bad-- years later.
((NAT SOUND OF BOMBING- PEOPLE RUNNING))
((THE ALARMS STARTING GOING OFF AND WE WERE ALL FRANTIC JUST STARTED RUNNING
AND TOOK OFF OUT THE BUILDING.))
OUT Q=OFF OUT THE BUILDING."
Two explosions rock an Atlanta building that houses a family planning clinic-
At least six people are hurt.
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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
At this point U-S Attorneys are not pinpointing a motive- but they say it is
possible the clinic was the target.
Investigators say the first explosion went off EITHER inside the clinic or
((WE WERE IN THE FRONT OF THE BUILDING AND ALL OF A SUDDEN A HUGE EXPLOSION
WENT OFF AND PEOPLE STARTED PANICKING.))
((THE WHOLE REAR OF THAT BUILDING WAS JUST BLOWN PLUM AWAY GLASS AND ALL THE
RAILING WAS BLOWED ALL OUT IN THE PARKING LOT.))
OUT Q=IN THE PARKING LOT."
But then as people waited in the parking lot another explosion- in a trash
The blast damaged cars and hurt several people including a TV cameraman-
The women's clinic is on the first floor that also houses lawyers, dentists
and a day care center.
Police think a robbery attempt may be behind the shooting death of Bill
Cosby's only son.
Ennis Cosby had apparently stopped to change a flat tire early this morning
when he was fatally shot.
His body was found next to his convertible.
((I HAVE JUST TALKED TO MR. COSBY IN NEW YORK. HE CERTAINLY IS IN SOME
SUPER=01-Timonty McBride/Los Angeles Police Commander;
OUT Q=SIGNIFICANT GRIEF."
Police say a woman witnessed part of what happened.
She described the suspect as a white male.
Friends of a Virginia Tech student killed in a car accident on campus
Saturday gathered today to remember the young man who always made them smile.
Mourners packed War Memorial Chapel to pay their last respects to 20 year-
old Daniel Jude Kelly.
Kelly died when he was hit by a car while walking on Southgate Drive.
Friends say he was always quick to lend a hand and share a smile.
((HEATHER WILSON/KELLY'S FRIEND: HE MADE EVERYONE FEEL LIKE SOMEONE, NO MATTER
WHO IT WAS. HE WAS REALLY GOOD FOR EVERYBODY'S SELF-ESTEEM. I THINK THAT WAS
MOSTLY WHAT EVERYONE CAN REMEMBER THE MOST, WHAT A GOOD FRIEND HE WAS. ))
SUPER=01-Heather Wilson/Kelly's Friend;
OUT Q=friend he was.
Friends wrote their remembrances on posters for Kelly's family.
Some hope the fact that he may have been killed by a drunk driver will
remind others of the dangers of drinking and driving.
((KEVIN CAVISTON/KELLY'S FRIEND: IT WOULD'VE BEEN REALLY BAD IF IT WAS AN
ACCIDENT. BUT THE FACT THAT ALCOHOL WAS INVOLVED REALLY HURT A LOT MORE BECAUSE
IT'S SOMETHING THAT COULD'BE BEEN TOTALLY AVOIDED. ))
SUPER=01-Kevin Caviston/Kelly's Friend;
OUT Q=totally avoided.
Kelly's funeral is tomorrow in Maryland.
Prosecutors will have few options IF the eight year old Pittsylvania County
boy accused of killing his step-father is convicted.
That's the opinion of a Commonwealth's Attorney NOT connected with Bernard
Rosser's murder case.
The charge made headlines this week when sources confirmed the chief suspect
in the case is the man's eight- year old step-son.
Rosser's body was discovered at his Gretna home in mid-December.
Authorities say he died from a severe blow to the head.
The Commonwealth's Attorney says the child's age limits the punishment.
((RANDY SMITH/MARTINSVILLE COMMONWEALTH'S ATTY.:COMMITTMENT TO THE DEPARTMENT
OF JUVENILE JUSTICE IS ONE OPTION, THAT'S PROBABLY THE MOST SERIOUS OPTION, I
GUESS YOU'D SAY, FROM A PUNISHMENT STAND POINT, THE COURT COULD ALSO PUT THE
JUVENILE ON PROBATION. ))
SUPER=01-Randy Smith/Martinsville Commonwealth's Atty.; :
OUT Q=on probation.
If the eight year old is committed to the department of juvenile justice he
could be released when he turns 18.
Smith says, if convicted, the child could also be fined or placed in a
There's NOT much sympathy for Republican attorney general candidate Gil
Davis around the State Capitol today.
Yesterday we showed you portions of a videotape released by Pittsylvania
County resident Ramona Hines.
Ellen Qualls is in our Richmond newsroom.
Is it safe to say that NO political figures have come forward to defend Mr.
Davis's conduct on the tape?
Gil Davis is, as the nation saw on Monday, an outspoken attorney for Paula
Corbin Jones in her sexual harassment lawsuit against the President.
Democrats and Republicans alike in Richmond see some hypocrisy in that.
IN Q=My take
SUPER=01-Sen. Patricia Ticer/(D) Alexandria; :00
SUPER=01-Del. Jay DeBoer/(D) Petersburg; :18
SUPER=01-Sen. Dick Saslaw/(D) Senate Majority Leader; :27
OUT Q=any particular issue.
((SEN. PATRICIA TICER: MY TAKE IS THAT PEOPLE IN GLASS HOUSES SHOULD NOT THROW
Mr. Davis's "glass house" is this 1994 tape, made by Pittsylvania County
resident Ramona Hines in his Roanoke hotel room.
In it, Davis offers to help Hines get a nude modelling contract with Playboy
((DEL. JAY DEBOER: BASED ON THE PORTIONS OF THE TAPE I'VE SEEN, I'D SAY MR.
DAVIS IS NOT A VIABLE CANDIDATE FOR THE OFFICE HE'S SEEKING OR ANY OTHER
ELECTIVE OFFICE IN VIRGINIA.))
((SEN. DICK SASLAW: I MEAN HE'S GOT TO WIN THAT PRIMARY. AND THAT'S NOT WHAT
YOU'D CONSIDER A PLUS IN A STATEWIDE CAMPAIGN.))
From the man who Democrats are backing for Governor:
((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: IT SEEMS TO ME THAT HE SHOULD NOT BE A CREDIBLE
CANDIDATE FOR THE REPUBLICAN NOMINATION FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL.))
And from the presumed Republican ticket leader:
((JIM GILMORE/VA. ATTORNEY GENERAL: WELL THE GREAT THING ABOUT PRIMARIES IS
THAT THE PEOPLE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO ASSESS THE TRUTH OR FALSEHOOD, OR THE
IMPORTANCE OF ANY PARTICULAR ISSUE.))
A spokeswoman for Davis says he will file in Henry County to have his
attorney - client relationship with Ramona Hines severed.
That would free him up to publicly offer his interpretation of the tape.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Next on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- Roanoke County schools cancelled classes this
morning, but why did officials wait until the last minute?
But first-- an update on the animals seized at a Franklin County breeder's
home... they're coming in from the cold.
And on Health Check-- a rare case from France-- where officials believe an
orthopedic surgeon passed the AIDS virus on to a patient.
Plus "Twinkle Toes" Evans is Square Dancing--
You won't want to miss his live report-- when we come back.
Lynchburg authorities are still searching for the person who intentionally
set three separate fires
Just 45 minutes after the arsonist torched a pile of lumber at a
building-supply company, two nearby homes were set ablaze.
Firefighters were able to pull burning debris off the back porch of one
house and extinguish it before it did any major damage.
But this home just one hundred yards away on Marsh Street was heavily
damaged when it was set on fire.
No one's been arrested.
The Franklin County Humane Society has won the battle... but the "war" has
been put off for another week.
All of the dogs and cats were removed from Valery Green's home this
A few weeks ago, she was charged with neglecting and mistreating them.
The breeder was scheduled to be in court today... but the case was continued
because Green is currently hospitalized.
The judge DID, however, manage to make a decision regarding the animals'
IN Q=The judge
((TAMMY JAVIER/HUMANE INVESTIGATOR: THE JUDGE DID ISSUE A COURT ORDER THAT WE
COULD REMOVE ALL OF THE ANIMALS FROM THE PROPERTY, SINCE THE IMPENDING COLD
WEATHER IS GOING TO BE SO COLD... THAT THESE ANIMALS COULDN'T SURVIVE. ))
SUPER=01-Tammy Javier/Humane Investigator;
OUT Q=couldn't survive
The dogs and cats are being taken to area veterinarians.
The Humane Society is asking for donations to help pay for the vaccination
Icy roads and exams conspired to cancel classes in Roanoke County today,
angering some parents in the process.
Superintendent Deanna Gordon says changing conditions on the county's bus
routes prompted a late decision this morning.
IN Q=It was six o'clock
((DEANNA GORDON/ROANOKE CO. SUPERINTENDENT: IT WAS SIX O'CLOCK BEFORE WE COULD
MAKE OUR FINAL DECISION. AND WE WOULD ALL LOVE TO GET IT ON MUCH EARLIER AND
THEN HAVE A CUP OF COFFEE AND LEISURELY WATCH THE NEWS OR WHATEVER, BUT THIS
MORNING WE COULD NOT GET ENOUGH INFORMATION FROM ALL OF OUR PEOPLE WHO WERE OUT
WORKING ON THE ROADS.))
SUPER=01-Deanna Gordon/Roanoke Co. Superintendent;
OUT Q=on the roads.
School officials considered delaying the start of classes by two hours,
but the exam schedule in the county's secondary schools ruled out that option.
Roanoke County students will now attend classes on Monday, previously
scheduled as a teacher work day.
Some schools systems are changing their schedules for tonight and tomorrow---
Here's the latest list...
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Square dancing is fun and good exercise...but it's more than swinging your
partner round and round--
(patrick ad lib)
STOCKS BUMP NEXT
Square dancing is an old form which still has great appeal and a large
number of followers.
DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Our own Gene Kelly otherwise known as Patrick Evans, is out studying
square dancing and brings us this live report.
SUPER=01-E. J. Neccessary/Caller's Wife;
DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN
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SUPER=331-Wind Chill Advisory/Clear and Cold/16-19/Partly Sunny/Windy and
SUPER=332-Wind Chill Advisory/Blustery and Cold/5-10/Partly Cloudy/Windy and
SUPER=333-Wind Chill Advisory/Wind NW-20/5-10/Blustery/Very Cold/11-15;
SUPER=334-Wind Chill Advisory/Wind W-20/5-9/Very Cold/Wind 10-20/15-19;
health music under
In Tonight's Two Minute Ticker, Roy has the latest round of controversy
surrounding Dennis Rodman.
On Health Check-- we'll tour Lewis Gale Medical Center's new Endoscopy
clinic-- and explain how patients will benefit.
Plus-- women and anger.
How your disposition affects your risk for heart disease.
health bump next
A big merger involving the company that owns hospitals in the Roanoke
Valley, New River Valley, and Alleghany Highlands.
Columbia H-C-A says it's buying Value Health for one- point- three- billion-
Columbia H-C-A is the nation's largest for- profit hospital chain.
It's now hoping to become a full-service health care provider.
Value Health plays into this strategy because it has mental health and
substance abuse management, workers' compensation and disease management
For many patients, endoscopy (en-DOS-cuh-pee) can be a lifesaving
Today, Columbia Lewis Gale Medical Center marked the opening of a state of
the art facility.
Endoscopy involves the use of a flexible, lighted tube that carries a tiny
The procedure allows doctors to view and treat trouble spots in the stomach
IN Q=With this instrument
((DR. JONATHON BERN/VALLEY GASTROENTEROLOGY: WITH THIS INSTRUMENT WE CAN BOTH
MAKE A DIAGNOSIS AND TREAT THE PATIENT. FOR EXAMPLE IF A PATIENT PRESENTS WITH
RECTAL BLEEDING WE MIGHT FIND A POLYP OR A PRECANCEROUS LESION WHICH COULD BE
REMOVED THROUGH THE INSTRUMENT. DURING THE PROCEDURE THE PATIENT IS SEDATED
WITH MEDICATIONS THAT MAKE THEM QUITE SLEEPY AND USUALLY THEY REMEMBER NOTHING
ABOUT THE PROCEDURE, SO IT'S VERY COMFORTABLE FOR THEM.))
SUPER=01-Dr. M. Jonathan Bern/Valley Gastroenterology;
OUT Q=comfortable for them.
The new endoscopy center at Lewis Gale opened earlier this month,
providing both in-patient and out-patient care.
It may be the second known incident in which a health professional has
passed the AIDS virus to a patient.
This time the case is in France, where officials say an orthopedic surgeon
probably passed the virus to a patient during an operation.
In the other case, a dental surgeon in Florida is believed to have
infected six of his patients.
It's well known that lowering cholesterol can help prevent heart arteries
from becoming clogged.
Now a new study finds this is also true for people who have had bypass
Using a cholesterol lowering drug stopped bypass grafts from becoming
clogged in patients participating in a study published in this week's New
England Journal of Medicine.
Keeping bypass grafts open can avert the need for further surgery.
IN Q=The results
((DR. MICHAEL DOMANSKI, NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH: THE RESULTS TELL US
THAT IN PATIENTS WITH CORONARY BYPASS GRAFTS, THE LOWER THE CHOLESTEROL IS THE
BETTER IN ORDER TO KEEP GRAFTS FROM BLOCKING OFF, SO IT
SUPPORTS AN AGGRESSIVE USE OF CHOLESTEROL LOWERING THERAPY IN PATIENTS WITH
BYPASS GRAFTS. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Micheal Domanski/National Institues of Health; :
OUT Q=bypass grafts.
The aggressive treatment was to use relatively high doses of lovastatin...a
cholesterol lowering drug...
And when necessary to add in cholestyramine, to get ldl's down.
These medications work by different mechanisms so they compliment each other.
A new study on women confirms what researchers have already discovered
That your personality, especially your level of anger, can contribute to
IN Q=The adrenaline
((DR. BRUCE OURIEFF/CARDIOLOGIST: THE ADRENALINE ENERGY CONSTANTLY RUNNING
INCREASES HEART RATE, INCREASES WORK
LOAD ON THE HEART, INCREASES SHEER STRESS WITHIN THE BLOOD VESSELS, AND IT'S
GOING TO ACCELERATE ANY TENDENCY THAT PEOPLE HAVE TOWARD ATHEROSCLEROSIS, OR
CORONARY HEART DISEASE. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Bruce Ourieff/Cardiologist; :
OUT Q=coronary heart disease.
A new study in the journal "Health Psychology" shows that women who are
indirectly angry-- or those who are cynical or manipulative are in fact at
higher risk for developing heart disease.
IN Q=It's the people
((DR. OURIEFF: IT'S THE PEOPLE WHO ARE CONSTANTLY GNAWING AT THEMSELVES OR AT
THE WORLD THAT THEY'RE LIVING IN CONTINUALLY HAVE THE HIGH LEVELS OF
CIRCULATING ADRENALINE, THE HIGH LEVELS OF SHEER STRESS WITHIN THEIR BLOOD
VESSELS. THESE ARE THE PEOPLE WHO END UP GETTING SICK. ))
OUT Q=getting sick.
So if your behavior fits the bill here-- consider altering your
attitude...as according to this study, your life may depend on it.
Time for sports-- where the UVA Cavaliers gave the number one team in the
nation a tough game last night--
Roy Stanley was at the game and has highlights.
Thank you Ladies.
The Virginia Cavaliers have never beaten the nation's number one or two team
away from Charlottesville.
And last night at Wake Forest the Cavaliers missed a chance to change that
losing to the second ranked Demon Deacons 58 to 54.
SUPER=03-Winston-Salem, NC/Virginia vs Wake Forest; :
Virginia led the game from the opening tipoff and Harold Deane's three
pointer with less than five minutes left made it 54 to 48.
Ricky Peral's tap in of a missed free throw tied the game and Tim Duncan
scored the goal ahead basket with a minute left as Wake comes from behind to
beat the Cavaliers 58 to 54.
IN Q="It's the first
((DAVE ODOM/WAKE FOREST HEAD COACH: ))
((JEFF JONES/VIRGINIA HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Dave Odom/Wake Forest Head Coach; :00
SUPER=01-Jeff Jones/Virginia Head Coach; :
OUT Q=...........two free throws."
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Eagles vs Hokies; :
In Blacksburg last night, Virginia Tech got 18 points from Ace Custis, 15 in
the first half, in a 76 to 41 rout of Georgia Southern. The Hokies are 8 and 6
SUPER=03-Salem/Eagles vs Maroons; :
Over in Salem last night, Roanoke remained undefeated in the ODAC.
Former Franklin County star Derek Bryan hit 5 treys for 15 points in the
His teammate Jason Bishop led all scores with 21 as Roanoke improves to 5
and oh in the ODAC with the 83 to 70 win.
The cameraman kicked by Dennis Rodman last night says he'll file charges
against the Chicago Bulls forward.
As Rodman was going for a rebound against Minnesota he stumbled into a row
Cameraman Eugene amos turned his camera on Rodman and while sitting on the
floor Rodman kicked Amos in the groin.
Amos rolled over on his side for several minutes before being taken from
the floor on a stretcher.
After the game Rodman questioned the seriousness of the injury saying don't
pretend to hurt more than you are.
Connie and Jean will be back in a moment.
Remember Keiko- the star of the Free Willy Movies?
SUPER=03-Mexico City/File Tape;
It's been one year since the killer whale was moved from a small tank in
Mexico City- to a new home in Oregon.
He was underweight and suffered skin sores.
Now Keiko is stronger, more alert and one thousand pounds heavier.
He even uses some old tricks to keep in shape.
((NOLAN HARVEY/KEIKO'S KEEPER: THEY JUMP IN AND OUT OF THE WATER HEAD FIRST AND
GO BACK IN HEAD FIRST. IT'S A VERY GOOD EXERCISE. IT TAKES A LOT OF POWER AND A
LOT OF STRENGTH TO PROPEL YOURSELF UP OUT OF THE WATER.))
SUPER=01-Nolan Harvey/Keiko's Keeper;
OUT Q=OF THE WATER."
Keiko's learning hunting skills so he can survive when he's released.
One more school related announcement-- Pittsylvania County schools are
running two hours late tomorrow-
Thanks for watching NEWS-7 at FIVE-- for more news later tonight--
join Connie Stevens for the region's first local primetime newscast, NEWS-7
Primetime-- tonight at 10 on WEFC.
Have a good evening.