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A woman goes on trial for the car accident that killed a Virginia Tech
Plus Cyber porn- the Supreme Court hears arguments for and against.
After a cloudy, cold night...a warming trend is on the way for the end of the
week. Details just ahead.
Recent studies paint a grim picture of substance abuse in this country.
Today, a conference provided the lowdown, on curbing drug and alcohol
addiction in our area.
VO-NAT 96-105 1/12/97
The woman charged with the fatal car accident that killed a 20-year old
Virginia Tech student is now on trial.
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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
Evelyn Williams was charged with driving under the influence and
Her trial is still underway in Blacksburg this evening.
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Tracy Altizer joins us now from the courthouse with the latest.
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Over the objections of the government, bond has been set for two members of
the alleged Abed crime family.
Double Boxes=Jean and Keith/Newsroom
Keith Humphry's just returned from the federal courthouse in Roanoke.
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IN Q=More than two
SUPER=03-Roanoke/January 13, 1995 :00
SUPER=01-Carolyn Hardy/Fire Victim's Sister; :08
OUT Q=mentioned it.
(( More than two years after the fire that claimed her sister's life,
Carolyn Hardy's just glad authorities have finally made some arrests.
IN Q=I knew that
((I KNEW THAT JUSTICE WAS GOING TO BE SERVED. I DIDN'T KNOW WHEN, BUT IT KNEW
THAT GOD WAS GOING TO ANSWER MY PRAYERS. AND HE DID.))
OUT Q=and he did.
She also believes it was Divine intervention that made her take her two
nephews with her when she left her sister's apartment... just hours before a
Molotov Cocktail was thrown through the window.
She went from Aunt Carolyn to surrogate Mom overnight.
((IT REALLY DISRUPTED MY LIFE. I LOVE MY NEPHEWS WITH ALL MY HEART, BUT IT WAS
A TRYING TIME....))
Her plans to become an L-P-N were put on hold, but Jarod and Jonte have been
a blessing, Carolyn says.
Authorities believe Bunny Hardy and her boyfriend Todd Thomas were murdered,
because they MIGHT have SEEN something.
Carolyn Hardy believes there's a much more direct connection.
((THAT'S THE REAL REASON. I DON'T REALLY THINK THEY REALLY SAW ANYTHING,
BECAUSE SHE WOULD HAVE MENTIONED IT.))
OUT Q=mentioned it.))
Should indecent material be allowed on the Internet?
That's what the Supreme Court must decide. It's hearing arguments on-
whether congress has the power to limit pornography On-Line.
((BRUCE ENNIS/AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION: THE PRINCIPAL PROBLEM WITH THE
ACT IS IT COMPLETELY BANS FROM MOST OF CYBERPSACE A VAST AMOUNT OF SPEECH THAT
IS CONSTITUTIONALLY PROTECTED FOR ADULTS.))
((DEE JEPSEN/"ENOUGH IS ENOUGH": A CONVENIENCE STORE OWNER CAN'T PUT A HUSTLER
MAGAINZE WHICH IS LEGAL FOR ADULTS IN FRONT OF CHILDREN OR CERTAINLY SELL IT TO
THEM OR THEY WOULD BE PROSECUTED. SO WHY IS THE INTERNET ANY DIFFERENT?))
SUPER=01-Bruce Ennis/American Civil Liberties Union; 00
SUPER=01-Dee Jepsen/"Enough is Enough"; :10
OUT Q=INTERNET ANY DIFFERENT?"
A ruling is due by July.
Heavy rain is triggering mudslides in Washington state.
Take a look at these homes- many washed off their foundations- or crushed
Dozens of homes are destroyed-
Now police are evacuating more people whose homes are in danger of
An Amtrak passenger train was forced to stop after mud rolled over the
toss to robin
HARD MUSIC UNDER
It looks as if the man currently at the the helm of the C-I-A is now the
president's choice to run the spy agency permanently.
And Rockbridge native Rick Mast is revved up helping students read-- along
with teaching some lessons in racing.
On Health Check the theory that-- for some heart patients-- suppressed
anger and frustration may be a greater danger than smoking and high
Also coming up-- Steve Mason wraps up this season's Hometown Hoops Weekly...
That report and more news heading your way--when NEWS-7 at FIVE returns.
Some victims' families are filing a lawsuit against the federal government
over the Oklahoma City bombing.
SUPER=03-Oklahoma City, OK/April 1995;
The suit claims the government knew terrorists had discussed violence.
((RICHARD BIEDER/PLAINTIFF'S ATTORNEY: KNOWING WHAT THE GOVERNMENT KNEW IT
SHOULD'VE DONE MORE TO PROTECT THE CITIZENS IN AND OUTSIDE THE MURRAH
SUPER=01-Richard Bieder/Plaintiff's Attorney;
OUT Q=OUTSIDE THE MURRAH BUILDING."
But other families say the lawsuit is an insult to victims who worked for
((MIKE LENZ/LOST WIFE IN BOMBING: I MEAN HOW DO YOU KNOW? HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN
IT'S GONNA STRIKE? THANK. YOU. I MEAN I'D LOVE TO SEE HARD EVIDENCE.))
SUPER=01-Mike Lenz/Lost Wife in Bombing;
OUT Q=see hard evidence."
Prospective jurors met with the judge and attorneys in a Denver park- The
trial begins March 31st.
The C-I-A'S acting chief is getting the nod from President Clinton.
SUPER=03-Washington DC/File Tape;
President Clinton late this afternoon settled on George Tenet (TEHN'-eht) to
head the spy agency.
Clinton originally nominated Anthony Lake, but Lake withdrew Monday night as
a confirmation fight continued.
Governor George Allen's tinkering with campaign ethics bills passed by this
year's General Assembly.
The Governor says he will amend two bills.
One would require politicians to stop all fundraising during the annual
Allen cites examples of lawmakers who ask lobbyists to buy tickets to
fundraisers during the session.
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IN Q=I'm not
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: I'M NOT SAYING THAT THAT IS ANY SORT OF A DEAL BEING MADE
THERE BUT IT JUST ISN'T RIGHT.))
OUT Q=isn't right.
Allen says Virginia has some of the weakest campaign laws in the
nation...but in comparison to questions about the Clinton White House--
IN Q=I would
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: I WOULD NOT WANT TO SAY THAT THERE IS ANYTHING LIKE THAT
GOING ON IN VIRGINIA.))
The Governor's other amendments would require lawmakers to report gifts or
entertainment donated to them with a value of 50-dollars or more.
Lawmakers had already passed a version with a 100-dollar reporting limit.
Virginia ranks fifth in the nation when it comes to tourism spending to
dissolve to pinnacle
The Travel Industry Association of America says Virginia spent
17-point-four million dollars on tourism in 1996.
Only Illinois, Hawaii, Texas and Pennsylvania spent more.
Virginia attracts about 50 million visitors a year.
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Irish folksinging has a rich tradition... and you can learn about it this
rest of this week at Virginia Tech.
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STOCKS BUMP NEXT
Saint Patrick's Day may have passed, but the sounds of Olde Irish Music
take center stage this week at Virginia Tech.
DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Patrick Evans has TWO guests today specializing in folk tunes.
They're performing this Friday at the Donaldson Brown Center.
SUPER=01-Sharon Scully/Celtic Harper;
SUPER=01-Gerry Timlin/Irish Folksinger;
DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN
SUPER=330-Mostly Cloudy/And Cold/36-39/Partly Sunny/Wind W-10/55-58;
SUPER=331-Mostly Cloudy/Light Wind/38-40/Turning Partly/Sunny/54-58;
SUPER=332-Mostly Cloudy/Patchy Fog/34-36/Clouds Early/Then Clearing/52-55;
SUPER=333-Mostly Cloudy/Patchy Drizzle/34-36/Partly Sunny/Wind W-10/50-52;
SUPER=334-Mostly Cloudy/Patchy Drizzle/33-36/Becoming Partly/Cloudy/50-55;
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In tonight's Two Minute Ticker-- James Madison University didn't waste much
time filling its basketball coach vacancy.
On Health Check-- New research out could change the way physicians treat
heart patients in this country.
The latest evidence favors study over the scalpel for certain heart attack
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A million and a half Americans have a heart attack every year.
Most are aggressively treated with cardiac catheterization, angioplasty or
coronary bypass surgery to open clogged arteries.
But new research challenges the wisdom of those procedures in certain
types of heart attacks.
Studying 920 patients at V-A hospitals, Dr. William Boden found people
treated more conservatively with drug therapies--and a watchful waiting
approach were 34-percent less likely to die in the long term.
The difference in mortality rate in the first few days after a heart
attack was almost shocking.
IN Q=The patients who
(( DR. WILLIAM BODEN/HEAD RESEARCHER: THE PATIENTS WHO WERE WITH THE
AGRESSIVE MANAGEMENT ACTUALLY HAD A 71% HIGHER DEATH RATE BY HOSPITAL
SUPER=01-Dr. William Boden/Head Researcher;
OUT Q=by hospital discharge.
*****CONNIE AUDIO ON CART*****
In the type of heart attack studied--one or more coronary
arteries will suffer a partial clog, producing a mild attack in the lining of
If the patient receives prompt treatment with blood thinners,
Boden says, with time, the blood vessel can open back up again, restoring
close to normal flow.
IN Q=It would be
(( BODEN:IT WOULD BE MY HOPE THAT PHYSICIANS WOULD HAVE A MORE WATCHFUL
WAITING APPROACH TO THE MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS WITH HEART DISEASE RATHER THAN
SIMPLY ASSUMING THEIR OUTCOMES ARE GOING TO BE BETTER BY A MORE INVASIVE
OUT Q=invasive approach.
Cardiologists are split over the study.
Critics cite the small number of patients and short follow up term.
Some also worry the study may be biased-- in favor of cost-cutting
Yet another study warning cardiac patients not to stifle their anger.
A Detroit researcher says patients who don't vent their frustrations are
four times more likely to die within five years.
It's "Everything You Wanted To Know About Drugs, But Were Afraid To Ask."
A couple hundred people attended a seminar in Roanoke today-- to get the
Intern reporter Amy Bohutinsky reports.
SUPER=01-Judge Philip Trompeter/RVDAAC Chairman; :21
SUPER=01-Dr. Harold Crossley/Conference Speaker; :50
SUPER=20-Amy Bohutinsky; 1:23
OUT Q=Amy Bohutinsky, News 7
Parents... educators... students... businesspeople... doctors... and
government officials... they all came together to address concerns that affect
all reaches of the community-- problems of drugs and alcohol.
The Roanoke Valley Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council was one of the sponsors of
IN Q=It certainly is
((JUDGE PHILIP TROMPETER/RVDAAC CHAIRMAN: IT CERTAINLY IS OUR HOPE THAT IT WILL
BE A BUILDING BLOCK TO PROVIDE OUR COMMUNITY WITH OTHER STRATEGIES AND
RESOURCES TO ADDRESS ISSUES OF PREVENTION, AS WELL AS TREATMENT, AS WELL AS
OUT Q=enforcement issues.
Maryland expert, Doctor Harold Crossley travels around the country speaking
to communities about substance abuse.
He says though some drug use IS on the rise, the most widespread problem has
IN Q=They estimate
((DR. HAROLD CROSSLEY/CONFERENCE SPEAKER:THEY ESTIMATE THAT ABOUT TEN-PERCENT
OF THE POPULATION IS CHEMICALLY DEPENDANT, AND THAT'S ABOUT 26-MILLION PEOPLE,
AND PROBABLY AT LEAST 16-MILLION OF THOSE PEOPLE ARE DEPENDANT ON ALCOHOL, SO
ALCOHOL IS STILL OUR NUMBER-ONE PROBLEM))
OUT Q=number-one problem.
Participants were urged to apply these lessons locally.
IN Q=For the policy-makers
((JUDGE TROMPETER: FOR THE POLICY-MAKERS WHO ARE HERE, THE MORE THEY UNDERSTAND
ABOUT THESE ISSUES, THE MORE THEY CAN DECIDE HOW OUR DOLLARS ARE GOING TO BE
USED TO ADDRESS THE MULTITUDE OF PROBLEMS))
And if community education is the first step to treatment and prevention--
250 people have just gained the knowledge to help.
Amy Bohutinsky, News 7.))
Let's turn now to sports...and close out the High school basketball
Steve Mason has the best of the best...along with some news from the college
GRAPHIC=TWO MINUTE TICKER
Welcome everybody to the midweek two minute sports ticker.
We begin tonight with news from Harrisonburg
that James Madison University has picked Sherman Dillard as the school's new
head basketball coach replacing Lefty Driesell.
SUPER=03-Terre Haute, IN; :00
Dillard, who is a native of Bassett, played at JMU and most recently served
as the head coach at Larry Bird's alma mater, Indiana State for the past three
His teams won 29 games in those three seasons.
Dillard, is 41, an honors graduate at JMU and a member of the school's Hall
GRAPHIC=Hometown Hoops Weekly
While Dillard's tenure is beginning, our first season of Hometown Hoops
Weekly is coming to a close. Floyd County and Liberty, two local teams, reached
the ultimate goal-- winning state championships.
We recap their triumphs in this season finale.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=01-Travis Cantrell/Floyd Co. Guard; :00
SUPER=01-Robert Carson/Liberty Forward; :11(QUICK)
SUPER=01-Mark Hanks/Liberty Head Coach; :20(QUICK)
SUPER=01-Alan Cantrell/Floyd Co. Head Coach; :24(QUICK)
OUT Q=....MUSIC FADES/GO TO BREAK"
When teachers at Boiling Spring Elementary School in Alleghany County
started their reading program last month, they told the kids to think of it as
a NASCAR race...
The kids did, and read more than 400 thousand pages....
They got their reward today... a REAL race with NASCAR driver Rick Mast and
their principal going head to head in a late model tricycle competition.
IN Q=there are future
(( THERE ARE FUTURE RACE FANS HERE, THE THING IS, THESE GUYS, THEY'LL TALK MOM
AND DAD INTO TAKING THEM TO A RACE, THEY MIGHT COME BY AND BUY A RICK MAST HAT.
THE WAY RACING IS TAKING OFF, THE TECHNOLOGY AND EVERYTHING GOING WITH IT, IT
MAKES FOR A PRETTY GOOD STORY WHEN YOU'RE TALKING TO KIDS.))
SUPER=01-Rick Mast/NASCAR Driver
OUT Q=talking to kids
Mast told the kids if they want a future in racing, or anything else, they
have to keep reading and stay in school.
That's it for 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 nice evening, Goodnight