Next on News 7 at Five-
A guilty verdict against a Virginia Tech Football player.
Plus a tractor trailer loses its brakes as it speeds across busy route 220
Clouds will be pushing in overnight, bringing us a chance of showers by
late tomorrow. I'll have your complete forecast.
Women in their 40's may be making more annual trips to the doctor--
Tighter recommendations on mammograms this week, aimed at saving lives and
simplifying confusion over breast cancer prevention.
After three dismissals, the state wins a GUILTY verdict against one of the
Virginia Tech football players charged in a campus brawl.
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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
Tyron Edmond was charged with misdemeanor assault and battery in the beating
of another student.
After the incident, Edmond admitted he hit Jonathan Nelson.
The victim- identified Edmond as one of the people in a mob who landed a
But Edmond now says he was really only protecting HIMSELF after someone else
((TYRON EDMOND: AND AS HE WAS FALLING BACK, AS HE FELL BACK I NUDGED HIM LIKE
THAT AND GOT HIM OFF OF ME. ))
SUPER=01-Tyron Edmond/Tech Football Player;
OUT Q=him off of me.
Montgomery Circuit judge Ray Grubbs did not buy it, and ordered Edmond to
serve two days of a 30 day jail sentence.
((DUTTON OLINGER/EDMOND'S LAWYER: WITH THAT TYPE OF SENTENCE ONE DAY KILLS TWO.
SO HE'LL HAVE 24 HOURS THAT HE'LL HAVE TO SERVE. ))
SUPER=01-Dutton Olinger/Edmond's Lawyer;
OUT Q=have to serve.
The judge has dismissed charges against three other players charged in the
fight. Four more are awaiting trial.
A delivery truck that lost its brakes going down a hill caused a serious
accident in Roanoke this afternoon.
It happened near Hunting Hills Plaza on route 220 in Roanoke.
The truck lost its brakes going down a steep cross street leading into the
It made it through the busy intersection, then sideswiped two cars and
landed on top of another.
The truck driver swerved and tried to avoid hitting any cars, but his luck
ran out after crossing route 220.
IN Q=Oh yeah
((RICHARD SPENCER/TRUCK DRIVER: OH YEAH IT COULDA BEEN WORSE THOUGH. SCARED
THE HELL OUT OF ME.))
SUPER=01-Richard Spencer/Truck Driver;
OUT Q=of me.
Several of the people in the cars that were hit suffered injuries.
None of the injuries appear to be life threatening.
The war over tobacco is so far the most interesting spat of the budding
Virginia Governor's race.
Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer today accused Attorney General Jim Gilmore of
"blessing" illegal cigarette sales to children by fighting FDA regulations in
((LT. GOV. DON BEYER/D-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: TO FIGHT THE BEST NATIONAL
ATTEMPTS TO KEEP TOBACCO FROM KIDS IS ESSENTIALLY TO BLESS THE SELLING OF
TOBACCO TO KIDS. IT'S TO DRAW BACK INTO A SITUATION IN VIRGINIA WHERE TO THE
BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE IN VIRGINIA WE'VE NEVER EVEN HAD A CONVICTION FOR SELLING
TOBACCO TO KIDS.))
OUT Q=to kids.
A spokesman for Republican Jim Gilmore called Beyer's remarks "the most
ridiculous thing" he'd ever heard.
Gilmore's made efforts to strengthen Virginia's laws against children
But he says he still has NO intention of withdrawing Virginia's "friend of
the court" brief against the FDA regulations.
He says tobacco is too important to Virginia's economy.
The candidates are in agreement, however, that Virginia should NOT sue any
tobacco companies over the health- related costs of smoking.
Former Texas Governor Ann Richards says a lack of money and security are
factors preventing many women from running for public office.
The politician governor spoke to reporters about her speech tonight at
Roanoke College called--"The Path Ahead for Women in Public Service."
Richards says doors are open for women, if they're not afraid to take the
IN Q=Women should get
((ANN RICHARDS/FORMER TEXAS GOVERNOR: WOMEN SHOULD GET OVER THE BUSINESS OF
ALWAYS BEING THE GIVERS AND THE CARETAKERS- WOMEN HAVE GOT TO ACCEPT THE FACT
THAT MAKING A LIVING, PUTTING MONEY IN THE BANK, BECOMING FINANCIALLY AND
ECONOMICALLY SECURE, SHOULD BE THEIR NUMBER-ONE GOAL.))
SUPER=01-Ann Richards/Former Texas Governor
OUT Q=number-one goal.
Richards was governor of the Lonestar State from 19-90 through 19-94.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
A Virginia Tech student dies-- after apparently jumping from the stands in
The story next on NEWS-7 at FIVE...
and a little later...the Harrison Musuem of African American Culture welcomes
spacious digs for its growing collection.
On Health Check-- what women should know as the ongoing debate over age and
mammogram screening continues.
Plus-- study into a new method in detecting breast cancer-- using lasers.
Also coming up-- some of the best figure skaters are on the ice in Roanoke.
Plus the Two Minute ticker, when we come back.
An 18-year old Virginia Tech student apparently committed suicide by
leaping off the stands at Lane Stadium.
Police discovered the body this morning of Douglas Steven Ainey-- a
freshman from Exton, Pennsylvania.
The Medical Examiner says Ainey sustained multiple injuries.... Virginia
Tech officials say Ainey jumped from the east-side stands of the stadium.
Vice President Al Gore arrived in Beijing today.
He is the highest level U-S official to visit China since the Tiananmen
Massacre in 1989.
Gore's four day trip is expected to open a new era of cooperation
between Washington and Beijing.
China and the U-S have seen "up and down" political and trade ties over
The Vice President is promoting an environmental agenda during his visit.
While in Tokyo, Gore laid the groundwork for an environmental conference
in Kyoto next December.
Protestors took to the streets outside the New York Stock exchange-
They're marching against the high price of AIDS drugs.
Protestors blew whistles, beat drums, carried signs and chanted as they
marched down Broadway.
((EDWARD ZOLD/ACT-UP: THE PURPOSE OF THIS MARCH IS TO SHOW THE AMERICAN PUBLIC
THAT THEY'RE GETTING RIPPED OFF BY THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY AND TO SHOW THE
PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY WE WON'T ALLOW BUSINESS AS USUAL WHILE THEY MAKE MONEY
ON THE BACKS OF PEOPLE WITH AIDS.))
OUT Q=people with AIDS."
Today's rally marks the tenth anniversary of ACT-UP. That's the AIDS
Coalition to Unleash Power.
Some 55 protesters were arrested after they sat down in the street and
groovy music UNDER
Kristi Yamaguchi, Ekaterina Gordeava along with Torvill and Dean are spending
the evening in Roanoke...that's where we find Andrew Freiden.
(ANDREW ad lib)
STOCKS BUMP NEXT
Some of the biggest stars in figure skating have converged on the Roanoke
Civic Center this evening....for the Discover Stars on ice Tour.
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Andrew Freiden is at the rink checking out the preparations.
SUPER=01-Elena Bechke/1992 Olympic Silver Medalist;
SUPER=01-Denis Petrov/1992 Olympic Silver Medalist;
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health music under
In tonight's Ticker-- the ODAC names its new commissioner...Mike Stevens is
on top of the story.
An estimated 35- million men in this country face baldness--
Toda, new hope in treating the condition-- in the form of a drug.
But it's not a miracle cure.
IN Q=It's not
((IT'S NOT A LOT OF HAIR. WHAT I SAY TO PATIENTS WHO WOULD LIKE TO HAVE IT. YOU
CAN GET A SINGLE, A DOUBLE. YOU DON'T GET A TRIPLE AND YOU DON'T GET A HOMERUN.
BUT YOU DO GET MORE HAIR. ))
OUT Q=more hair.
health bump next
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The American Cancer Society is revising its recommendations on when women
should get mammograms.
The new guideline deals specifically with women between the ages of 40 and
50...and urges ANNUAL exams instead of every two years or so.
A debate over mammography has been raging since January when a federal
panel said women in that age bracket should make their own decision on when to
And almost all health professionals agree women OVER the age of 50 should
get mammograms every year.
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Meanwhile, local physicians are afraid conflicting recommendations might
Dr. Alan Henry at the Breast Care Center of the Blue Ridge is a strong
advocate of YEARLY testing.
He says aggressive use of mammography is now reducing the mortality rate of
women with breast cancer.
IN Q=Most people
((DR. ALAN HENRY/BREAST CARE CENTER OF THE BLUE BRIDGE: MOST PEOPLE THAT DEAL
IN BREAST DISEASE ON A REGULAR BASIS... CLINICAL BASIS... DAY TO DAY ARE QUITE
CONVINCED BASED ON BOTH OF THE RESEARCH DATA AND THEIR OWN PERSONAL EXPERIENCE
WITH THEIR PATIENTS THAT MAMMOGRAPHY DONE YEARLY IN THIS AGE GROUP
PARTICULARLY, IS VERY EFFECTIVE AND VERY IMPORTANT. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Alan Henry/Breast Care Center;
OUT Q=very important
The American Cancer Society says the changed recommendation is aimed at
SS=Breast Cancer Prevention
It hopes the National Cancer Institute will follow in its footsteps this
week-- and recommend yearly mammograms for women in their forties.
There's now a clinical trial underway-- evaluating a new kind of breast
screening-- LASER mammography.
Traditional mammography uses x-rays to produce an image of the breast.
Laser Mammography uses lasers to scan for abnormalities.
IN Q=I think women are going
((DR. DONNA GALLAGHER/RADIOLOGIST: I THINK WOMEN ARE GOING TO BE VERY EXCITED
ABOUT THE MACHINE BECAUSE THERE'S NO COMPRESSION, AND THERE'S NO RADIATION.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Donna Gallagher/Radiologist; :
OUT Q=no radiation.
SUPER=03-Atlantis, FL; :
The trials are determining if laser mammography can reveal if a lump is
cancer or if it's benign.
IN Q=We're still
((RICHARD GRABLE/IMAGING DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEMS: WE'RE STILL LEARNING HOW TO
INTERPRET THESE IMAGES, THIS IS A DEVELOPING TECHNIQUE BUT THUS FAR THERE IS A
VERY DEFINITE PATTERN OF WHAT TO LOOK FOR AND HOW TO INTERPRET IT.))
SUPER=01-Richard Grable/Imaging Diagnostic Systems; ;
OUT Q=to interpret it.
Laser mammography is just one of many techniques now being investigated to
improve breast cancer detection.
There could soon be a new treatment for balding.
It comes in the form of a drug called Finasteride-- or Proscar--
manufacturer Merck will call "Propecia"-- (Pro-Pea-Sea-Uh).
It works by suppressing the hormone that shrinks hair follicles.
IN Q=It's astonishing.
((ANDREW BALDELLI/CLINICAL TRIAL PATIENT: IT'S ASTONISHING. ABSOLUTELY
ASTONISHING. IT'S UNBELIEVABLE, YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY ELATED. YOU FEEL LIKE MAYBE
YOU REGAINED YOUR YOUTH OR WHATEVER YOU WANT TO CALL IT. THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT
IT IS. IT'S A GREAT FEELING. ))
SUPER=01-Andrew Baldelli/Clinical Trial Patient; :
OUT Q=it's a great feeling.
The drug is already on the market in higher doses--- for the treatment of
enlarged prostate glands... but, there are some risks.
A small percentage of men experienced sexual dysfunction.
And some dermatologists worry about long-term effects on younger patients.
IN Q=When it was
((DR. DENNIS GROSS/NYU DERMATOLOGISTS: WHEN IT WAS PRESCRIBED FOR PROSTATE
PROBLEMS-- AS IT IS NOW, THAT'S GENERALLY SPEAKING, OLDER POPULATION. NOW WE'RE
TALKING ABOUT GIVING IT TO MEN IN THEIR 20'S, 30'S, AND 40'S. IT SEEMS TO BE
SAFE, BUT THE QUESTION IS, IN THE LONG-RUN WILL THEIR BE SIDE EFFECTS THAT
OCCUR AND ARE THERE ANY OTHER MEDICATIONS THAT MAY INTERACT ADVERSELY WITH
SUPER=01-Dr. Dennis Gross/NYU Dermatologist; :
OUT Q=with Proscar.
While there are some 20 million WOMEN facing baldness in the U-S , it's
still not known if this treatment works for females-- because the studies so
far haven't involved them.
But there's a very clear warning for pregnant women, don't use the drug
because there's a serious risk of birth defects.
Time now for sports-- and time for a new commissioner of the ODAC...
So what does that mean for the Old Dominion Athletic Conference? Mike
Stevens joins us with some answers.
GRAPHIC=TWO MINUTE TICKER
Good evening everybody and welcome to your Monday.
Let's get started this afternoon with news of some upward mobility for
a staff member in Division Three athletics.
This afternoon, the Old Dominion Athletic Conference named Brad Bankston the
league's new commissioner.
Bankston has worked with the ODAC in several capacities since 1992 and, he
has been the league's assistant commissioner since 1995.
He replaces Dan Wooldridge, who is retiring in June.
And at 27, Bankston brings more than youth to the job.
SUPER=01-Brad Bankston/New ODAC Commissioner; :00
SUPER=01-Dan Wooldridge/Retiring ODAC Commissioner; :16
SUPER=01-Scott Allison/Roanoke College Athletic Dir.; :25
SUPER=01-Joe Bush/Hampden-Sydney Athletic Dir.; :41
OUT Q=...WHERE EVER."
The changing of the guard will officially take place at the end of the
current academic year. Wooldridge is also serving as a consultant for the
conference for a year.
The ODAC and the City of Salem just finished hosting the Division Three final
four over the weekend, and now it's time for the Division one final four to
take center stage in Indianapolis.
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Your Hometown station again has a front row seat for the national semi-finals
The pregame show starts at four, with the Carolina and Arizona tipping things
off at 5:42 and Kentucky-Minnesota following around 8.
Footballs are also in the air these days at college campuses around the
The Virginia Tech Hokies began their first week of Spring workouts this
((FRANK BEAMER/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...LITTLE BIT BETTER."
SS=TWO MINUTE TICKER
Steve Mason will have much more on the Spring practice coming your way
tonight at 6.
Have a nice Monday night everybody.
take a break
In the past, a lack of storage space has forced the Harrison Museum of
African American Culture to turn away some artifacts... But no longer.
A ribbon cutting ceremony this afternoon opened a new museum annex on
Public and private grants paid for the construction. Central Fidelity Bank
donated the lot.
The new building provides a climate- controlled space to store the
IN Q=Any type of memorabilia
((ALETHA BOLDEN/MUSEUM DIRECTOR: ANY TYPE OF MEMORABILIA THAT'S DATED, AS WELL
AS WOODEN ARTIFACTS NEED TO BE IN A QUALITY CONTROLLED ATMOSPHERE WHERE THE
HUMIDITY IS WATCHED AND SO FORTH. SO WE'LL DEFINITELY HAVE THAT AVAILABLE.))
SUPER=01-Aletha Bolden/Museum Director;
OUT Q=have that available.
The new building still requires shelving and other equipment.
Museum officials hope to enlist volunteer labor, and additional
contributions to complete the project.
Tonight at six-- They've been telling the story of Bedford County's history
for nearly 20-years, and now museum officials would like to add another
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Keith Humphry is here to tell us more about that.
Jean, over the next few months,SUPER=@Keith1;
the Bedford Museum is going to start an ambitious fund- raising drive to raise
money to open up the top floor of its three- story building in order to display
hundreds of items relating to the city and county's history.
And they want to add an elevator to help some of their more elderly visitors
make it to the top floor to see those exhibits.
It's all going to cost about a quarter million dollars.
double boxes Jean/Keith
We'll have more on that story tonight on News7 at Six.
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