(( HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL SEE TONIGHT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME... A SUSPECT IN THE
SHOOTING OF A POLICE OFFICER IS ARRESTED IN ONE OF SEVERAL DRUG BUSTS TODAY.
DID A FEDERAL JUDGE SENTENCE PULASKI MILITIAMAN BILL STUMP TOO LIGHTLY FOR
FIREARMS CHARGES? ))
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Our Top Story this Wednesday January 22nd....
On the 24th anniversary of the landmark decision that legalized abortion--
Virginia abortion supporters concede defeat in their biggest battle in recent
Good Evening you're watching NEWS-7 PRIMETIME ON WEFC.
I'm Connie Stevens.
Planned parenthood of Virginia admits it will probably lose the parental
notification fight this year.
A warning-- you're about to hear some graphic comments.
This year, the bill requiring that parents be notified before a girl gets an
abortion will go to a friendlier Senate committee.
Planned Parenthood is already working to defeat it in the court after it
Meanwhile, Virginia is seeing its first bill to ban so-called "partial
birth" or late term abortions.
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IN Q=Well I
((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM: WELL I DIDN'T EXPECT THEM SO EARLY OR SO GRAPHIC ON THE
FLOOR OF THE HOUSE.))
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((DEL. BOB MARSHALL: THEN THE DOCTOR OPENED THE SCISSORS UP. THEN HE STUCK
THE HIGH-POWERED SUCTION TUBE INTO THE HOLE AND SUCKED THE BABY'S BRAINS OUT.))
SUPER=01-Del. Bob Marshall/(R) Manassas; :06
OUT Q=brains out.
The late term abortion bill has NOT yet been debated in committee.
Meantime today-- thousands marched through the nation's capitol-- opposing
((HEY HEY. HO HO. ROE V. WADE HAS GOT TO GO.))
OUT Q=HAS GOT TO GO!
It's the annual March for Life-- and the 24th anniversary of the Roe versus
Wade decision that legalized abortion.
((WE LOVE LIFE YES WE DO. WE LOVE LIFE HOW ABOUT YOU.))
OUT Q=HOW ABOUT YOU.
Many marchers said they'll devote some of their energies to prevent
assisted suicide from winning broad acceptance.
SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/File Tape;
ABC and two of its employees must pay five and half million dollars to Food
The Grocery chain sued the network after ABC aired a hidden camera expose.
It accused Food Lion of selling old meat and working employees unfairly.
Food Lion wanted 52 million dollars from ABC-
((I THINK WE GAVE THEM MORE OR LESS A SLAP ON THE WRIST. YOU KNOW FIVE AND
HALF MILLION DOLLARS IS NOT A LOT OF MONEY TO THAT COMPANY.))
((WE WERE REALLY JUST TRYING TO SEND A MESSAGE ACROSS IF YOU'RE GONNA DO IT,
JUST DO IT LEGALLY.))
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SUPER=01-Carla Jackson/Juror; :12 quick!!
OUT Q=JUST DO IT LEGALLY."
A Washington and Lee professor testified at the trial.
Lou Hodges specializes in journalism ethics. He supports Prime Time Live's
undercover work- saying the jury's verdict will not serve the public well.
IN Q=the public has been
((LOU HODGES/W & L PROFESSOR ;THE PUBLIC HAS BEEN WELL SERVED FOR A LONG WHILE
BY ROOTING OUT CORRUPTION BY JOURNALISTS. JOURNALISTS GO IN AND FIND THE
MIS-DOINGS OF VARIOUS PEOPLE AND COMPANIES. THEY REPORT IT TO US, THE PUBLIC
AND WE BENEFIT FROM IT, AND HAVE FOR A LONG WHILE.))
SUPER=01-Lou Hodges/W&L Professor;
OUT Q=for a long while
Hodges says it's possible this case could make it to the Supreme Court.
A drug sweep in Wythe County today wrapped up a year-long undercover
Authorities are arresting about 35 people who face more than 50 indictments.
The charges involve possession and distribution of drugs including crack,
L-S-D, cocaine and meth-amphetamine.
Sheriff Wayne Pike expects the investigation to result in FEDERAL
indictments against some people involved in heavy drug trafficking.
In Pittsylvania County, nearly 150 people have been arrested on drug
charges after a one year undercover investigation there.
Federal, State and Local authorities arrested suspects this morning.
Among them was Marlowe Andre Farmer-- the man charged with attempted
capital murder in November after he allegedly shot a police officer.
Danville Officer Dennis Haley was looking for drugs in Farmer's home when
he was shot in the neck.
Farmer was released on bond earlier this month--today he was charged with
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((MARLOW ANDRE FARMER: THEY OUGHT TO GO GET THE RIGHT PEOPLE, THAT'S WHAT THEY
NEED TO DO, GET THE RIGHT PEOPLE, QUIT HARASSING PEOPLE EVERY DAY, YOU KNOW
WHAT I'M SAYING. ))
SUPER=07-Marlow Andre Farmer;
OUT Q=I'm saying.
Officer Haley was back on duty-- rounding up suspects in today's
Bill Stump of the Pulaski militia may have to serve two MORE years for a
federal firearms charge.
Last Spring the Marine Corps veteran was sentenced to two MONTHS in jail
plus two months house arrest for possession of illegal silencers.
Now the Court of Appeals says Judge Jackson Kiser "abused his discretion"
when he departed DOWNWARD from the sentencing guidelines that call for a
minimum of 27 months.
The appeals court sent the case back to Roanoke for another sentencing
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Straight ahead-- revitalization plans are on track in the Hill city--
And with new technology, computers seem to get outdated rapidly-- but one
group is helping refurbish them....details when NEWS-7 Primetime returns.
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SS=STATE POLICE INV.
A State Police investigation will determine if a Glasgow town police
officer used excessive force in an alleged domestic violence case.
Officer Leonard Stewart responded to the call in Rockbridge County earlier
He arrested Gary Gibson, who was charged with resisting arrest and
assaulting an officer.
During the arrest Gibson received a cut on his face requiring 9 stitches.
Officer Stewart and town officials wouldn't comment at this point.
SS=State Police Investigation
When contacted by phone, Gibson said only "I never touched him".
The teenager who was badly burned in a fire is making progress at
Shriner's Burn Center in Cincinnati.
His two younger brothers were killed in the fire.
Matthew Spears escaped from his burning home yesterday in Carroll County by
climbing out a window, across the roof and down a tree.
His condition has been upgraded from serious to fair.
His father, Edward Spears remains in satisfactory condition from smoke
The two youngest children, 11 year- old Mark and 13 year-old John died in
Their 16 year-old sister got out safely.
One day after its chief supporter was laid to rest, the Lynchburg train
station project is slowly chugging forward.
Former councilman Junius Haskins tried for years to find money to renovate
the old building and revitalize the surrounding neighborhood.
Haskins died last week while in Washington, talking with Amtrak officials.
Mayor Jim Whitaker today said he'd like to see part of the property turned
into a park in Haskins' honor.
IN Q=So that that
((JIM WHITAKER/LYNCHBURG MAYOR: SO THAT THAT WOULD BE A FOCAL POINT FOR THE
TOTAL PROJECT. SO THAT AS THE COMMUNITY DRIVES BY, IT WOULD BE A REMINDER TO
THEM OF HIS INTEREST IN THAT PROJECT AND THE ONGOING EFFORTS THAT ARE BEING
MADE TO COMPLETE THAT FOR HIM.))
SUPER=01-Jim Whitaker/Lynchburg Mayor; :00
OUT Q=that for him.
The city is applying for federal grant money to get the renovation project
Ward Two residents in Lynchburg interested in filling Haskins' spot on
council have until the end of the month to file an application.
City council has 30 days to appoint someone to serve out the remainder of
Haskins' term, which comes up for re-election in May of 1998.
The Lynchburg Voters League says it has several candidates in mind, and may
make a recommendation in a few days.
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Tonight on Primetime Sports-- highlights from the Virginia-- Georgia Tech
Plus on Health Check-- powerful new AIDS-fighting drugs-- and theories that
they may conquer the disease altogether in some patients.
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"Carry Me Back To Old Virginia" moved one step closer to dignified
A Senate committee approved it becoming the state song (ah-MARE-it-us)
But the committee decided to reconstitute the old song WITHOUT the racially
offensive lyrics as the new state song.
((SEN. LOUISE LUCAS: DREAMER INSTEAD OF OLD DARKY.. WE DIDN'T GET ALL THAT WE
HOPED FOR, BUT THIS IS THE FIRST STEP.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Louise Lucas/(D) Portsmouth;
OUT Q=first step.
The bi- partisan Senate team of Louise Lucas and Steve Newman will now fight
for the change on the Senate floor.
Computers have become standard equipment in many schools, but the cost of
outfitting every classroom can be prohibitive.
Volunteers in Salem are trying to fill the gap by recycling used computers.
Members of the Elfun Society have spent thousands of hours refurbishing
computers donated by Roanoke Valley businesses.
Two gifts of 35 computers helped Elliston- Lafayette (luh-FAY-et)
Elementary School expand a lab and put more technology in classrooms.
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((JOHN MARTIN/MONTGOMERY CO. PUBLIC SCHOOLS: WE'RE PREPARING WITH THE WONDERFUL
ASSISTANCE OF SOME COMMUNITY BUSINESSES THAT MAKE THE EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE TO
US, WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO BUILD A PROGRAM THAT WE BELIEVE IS GOING TO HELP OUR
((TOM BLAKLEY/ELFUN COMPUTER PROJECT: WE'RE NOT DOING IT JUST BECAUSE WE'RE
GOODY GOODY, WE'RE DOING IT BECAUSE WE ENJOY IT. AS I SAID WE'RE JUST GRUMPY
OLD MEN WORKING TOGETHER DOING WHAT WE LIKE HELPING TEACHERS TEACH THE KIDS.))
SUPER=01-John Martin/Montgomery Co. Public Schools; :00
SUPER=01-Tom Blakley/Elfun Computer Project; :13
OUT Q=teach the kids.
Fifteen to 20-volunteers, mostly retirees from General Electric, have
refurbished more than 13- hundred computers during the last four years.
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THere's more News-7 Primetime straight ahead right here on WEFC.
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It's not definitive-- but encouraging news tonight in the fight against
It's the most significant sign to date that the AIDS drugs known as
protease inhibitors may actually eliminate the AIDS virus in human tissue.
Renowned AIDS researcher David Ho conducted five biopsies on AIDS patients
who started taking protease inhibitors shortly after they were infected.
At a conference tonight, Ho announced that ALL the samples had NO
detectable levels of HIV in lymph tissue from the large intestine and semen.
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((DR. ANTHONY FAUCI/NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH: I LOOK UPON THIS AS ANOTHER
STEP IN THE DIRECTION OF TRYING TO COMPLETELY SUPPRESS OR GET RID OF THE
VIRUS. YOU DON'T TALK ABOUT CURES UNTIL YEARS FROM NOW.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Anthony Fauci/National Institutes of Health; :
OUT Q= from now.
But protease inhibitors are not miracle drugs-- some patients have already
lost their response to them.
And scientists have yet to determine if the virus still lurks in the brain
or other lymph tissues.
Still, tonight's announcement caps a year of good news, in the fight
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From the "whoever would have thought" category, comes tonight's video
pick-- all the way from Beijing, China.
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To satisfy doting Chinese parents, an entrepreneur has reached into
history and brought back a culturally inspired keepsake-- "baby hair" brushes.
They were first made more than a thousand years ago-- originally produced
for children who were expected to be poets or writers.
That's right-- a barber cuts a baby's hair and makes it into a fine
Each brush actually goes through 128 steps-- in a tradition handed down
from Master to Apprentice.
The "baby hair" brushes take nearly three weeks to complete.
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UVa gets a big scare and then a big win over Ga. Tech. Highlights from
University Hall are coming your way plus, some baseball, football and hockey
SUPER=03-Secaucus, NJ; :00
But first, the new Women's NBA announced where its three marquee players will
be assigned for the upcoming season.
They were dispersed geographically, with Sheryl Swoopes heading to Houston,
former USC star Lisa Leslie moving back to LA, and Connecticut native Rebecca
Lobo hooking up in New York.
Now the scores.
WIPE TO SCORES
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SUPER=0098-/Radford/75/j/Winthrop/85//Eric Bownes - 23pts/j/William &
SUPER=0098-/W & L/88/j/Emory & Henry/105///j/Roanoke/92//Guilford/79/Maroons
SUPER=0098-/Ferrum/67/j/C. Newport/82////N. Carolina #19/53//Florida
SUPER=0098-j/Kansas #1/89//Texas A & M/60///j/Kentucky
SUPER=0096-/New Jersey/70//San Antonio/66/3///Vancouver/56//Denver/44/H//;
OUT Q=....last score."
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After a miserable loss at Duke Saturday, the Virginia Cavaliers returned
home to get their point guard back and picked up a big ACC win, 68-64 over the
Ramblin' Wreck of Georgia Tech tonight.
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Yellow Jackets vs. Cavaliers;
Harold Deane returned following his 1 game suspension, much to the chagrin
of Bobby Cremins.
The Wahoos started quickly. Courtney Alexander nails the jumper for the
early lead, but he would later leave the game after re-injuring his ankle.
Watch Deane then hit Roanoker Curtis Staples, who drops a dime for Norman
Nolan. The BIG FELLA finishes with the flush.
But the Jackets hung around. Kevin Morris kicks to Matt Harpring who
spots up for the 3. Harpring knocked in 29 on the night.
Gary Saunders then hits this double clutch J on the baseline and Tech
trailed by just 3.
Then off the turnover, Eddie Elisma pushes it ahead to Kevin Morris who
finds Harpring for the hoop and the harm.
But Virginia kept its poise. Harold Deane nails the 3 ball from the corner
pocket just before the half. SUPER=33-Ga. Tech/64/Virginia/68;
Virginia led by 4 at the break, and the Cavs move to 3 and 4 in the ACC with
the 68-64 win.
An emotional day in New York today as 35 year old Don Mattingly officially
retired after 14 years in a Yankee uniform.
The six-time all-star says he had actually planned on returning baseball up
until late last year.
((DON MATTINGLY/RETIRES FROM BASEBALL:))
SUPER=01-Don Mattingly/Retires From Baseball; :00
OUT Q=...WEEK AFTER THANKSGIVING."
On the Super Bowl front today New England head coach Bill Parcells had to
once again take time away from the game to discuss his future.
Parcells reportedly will leave the Patriots after Sunday's game to take over
But today he and New England owner Bob Kraft would only say they plan to
discuss the future sometime Monday.
IN Q="We're gonna...
((BILL PARCELLS/NEW ENGLAND HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Bill Parcells/New England Head Coach; :00
Also, today Packers quarterback Brett Favre was named both the "FootAction"
and Sporting News player of the year.
He also took time to shot a Milk commercial.
Plus, Carolina Panthers boss, Dom Capers, was named the NFL's coach of the
year by the Sporting News.
The day after the ECHL all-star game was supposed to be an off day for the
Roanoke Express - but the team voted to practice anyway today.
Roanoke hosts Raleigh this Friday as the players attempt to snap a three
game losing streak.
IN Q="I just
((FRANK ANZALONE/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Frank Anzalone/Express Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...every night"
There's more news--coming up in 30-minutes...Here's what we're working on for
NEWS-7 at 11 over on WDBJ-7.
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SUPER=76-Wining and Dining;
Martinsville and Henry County supporters of the state's only natural
history museum lobbied for state funds in Richmond today.
SUPER=77-Taken for a Ride?;
And-- Are you being taken for a ride when you have your car towed?
Tow truck operators tell us what THEIR expenses are...
SUPER=x5025; Coming up at 11 Stop
Thanks for watching NEWS-7 Primetime, See you tomorrow, goodnight.