Next on News 7 at Five-
The trial for Oklahoma Bombing suspect Timothy McVeigh begins. We'll have a
And what a windy day- a gust so strong it threw this tree on top of a car.
Sustained winds of 20 miles per hour with gusts to near 50. All part of the
weather story for central and southwest Virginia this Monday.
On Health Check-- more cases of shigella reported in the region--
Now, Roanoke City is battling the bacterial disease.
Day one in the trial of Timothy McVeigh-
Lawyers filed into court-
While the media lined up outside.
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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
McVeigh is on trial for the Oklahoma City Bombing.
Today- the task of finding jurors got underway.
Dave Fehling is covering the case- and joins us from outside Federal Court
in Denver, Colorado.
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The autopsies are finished- but still no official word on HOW 39 cult
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The San Diego County Medical Examiner says he can't give an exact cause of
death until toxicology reports are done-
((DR. BRIAN BLACKBOURNE/SAN DIEGO COUNTY MEDICAL EXAMINER: IT'S GOING TO BE A
MATTER OF HOW MUCH THE ELVERSL ARE AND WHAT ALCOHOL IS PRESENT AND A FEW OTHER
THINGS TO PUT TOGETHER TO DETERMINE WHAT THE CAUSE WAS.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Brian Blackbourne/Medical Examiner;
OUT Q=what the cause was."
The toxicology reports should be in by the end of the week.
Blackbourne says there were no signs of physical injuries to the bodies.
The cult members were found last week in a mansion near San Diego.
A Montgomery County judge has convicted 23 year-old Timothy Scott Chaffin
(chay-finn) of driving under the influence, and sent an involuntary
manslaughter charge to the grand jury.
Chaffin was escorted to jail after the judge also revoked his bond.
Judge Tommy Frith says Chaffin needed to be locked up and off the road,
since he got another D-U-I in Floyd County March 15th.
In January, Chaffin crossed the center line and struck 27 year old Steve
Burton's car head-on.
Burton was killed instantly.
His family praised the judge's decision to revoke Chaffin's bond.
((LISA HATCHER/STEVE BURTON'S SISTER: YOU TRY TO HAVE COMPASSION BECAUSE YOU
KNOW MISTAKES ARE MADE. AND THEN WHEN YOU DON'T SEE REMORSE, AND WHEN YOU HEAR
THE EVENTS OF HOW THE SECOND D-U-I HAPPENED, IT'S HARD NOT TO BE FURIOUS. ))
SUPER=01-Lisa Hatcher/Steve Burton's Sister;
OUT Q=to be furious.
After the fatal January crash on Pepper's Ferry Road, Chaffin's blood
alcohol content was point-one-nine, more than twice the legal limit.
A southwest Roanoke County neighborhood is still without electricity because
of a series of wind related accidents.
In the 35-hundred block of Forester Road, a strong gust of wind uprooted a
tree and planted it on the roof of this car around one this afternoon.
No one was hurt... but the tree pulled down electrical wires and eventually
ripped a utility pole out of the ground.
American Electric Power is still doing repair work at this hour.
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It's being called a victory for local television stations and a setback for
Next on News-7 at Five-- local reaction to the Supreme Court decision...
upholding the "must-carry" law.
And the White House South Lawn was the place to be-- as thousands of
youngsters participated in the the annual Egg Roll...
On Health Check, we've got a report on Knee Replacement Surgery-- three
decades after it's development, it's come a long way.
Later on tonight-- Patrick climbs behind the wheel of a racecar.
And you can too...details when NEWS-7 at FIVE returns.
Small independent television broadcasters won a victory in the U.S. Supreme
The court upheld the "Must Carry" law, which requires cable operators to
carry the signals of local stations in their market.
But the long term impact of the decision isn't clear.
double boxes Jean/Eric
Eric Earnhart is here to tell us why...
Jean, the bottom line here is nothing is really changing... that's good news
for small independent and public television stations that could have been
dropped if Must Carry failed.
IN Q=public broadcasters
SUPER=01-Larry Dyer/WBRA-TV General Manager
SUPER=01-Sharron Davies/Cox Communications;
OUT Q=for the viewing audience
IN Q=public broadcasters
OUT Q=very important ruling
Dyer says he never felt WBRA was in jeopardy...
A spokesman for Cox Communications says even if Must Carry was killed, they
would still air local broadcasts.
IN Q=there shouldn't be a change
OUT Q=for the viewing audience.
There a chance that larger network affiliated stations could end up big
Those stations want to be on those little Direct Broadcast Satellite dishes,
and there's an effort underway to make that happen.
The problem is, there's not enough room on those dishes for everybody.
The cable industry may go to the FCC and say, you're making us carry all the
local channels, the satellite industry should play by the same rules.
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If the FCC agrees, that could, at the very least, delay satellite broadcast
of local stations.
That would help the cable industry as they compete with satellite
All of the dogs mistreated by former animal breeder Valery Green have been
given new permanent homes.
But there are about two dozen cats that still need to be placed.
Feline adoptions are still underway at the Brambleton Veterinary Hospital in
Members of the Franklin County Humane Society say the cats are skittish
around humans... but that could change with a little love and affection.
IN Q=They will
((TAMMY JAVIER/FRANKLIN COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY: THEY WILL BE A LITTLE HARDER
BECAUSE OF THE SOCIALIZATION PROBLEMS. WE NEED SPECIAL HOMES AND WE'D LIKE TO
SEE ALL OF THESE CATS BE INSIDE CATS... TOTALLY INSIDE. ))
SUPER=01-Tammy Javier/Franklin Co. Humane Society;
OUT Q=totally inside
Meanwhile, it seems Valery Green's son is trying to stop the adoption
He sent a letter to members of the Humane Society claiming that HE was the
owner of the hundred- plus dogs and cats, and that the animals should be
returned to him.
Some women have been fighting to get into Virginia Military Institute for
Now that they've won that right, they'll be fighting each other.
VMI Superintendent Josiah Bunting told Richmond's Kiwanis Club today that
female cadets would be doing everything the boys do-- even boxing.
IN Q=You can
((GEN. JOSIAH BUNTING/VMI SUPERINTENDENT: YOU CAN TRAIN AS AN AMATEUR FAIRLY
SUCCESSFULLY, FAIR QUICKLY, BEFORE YOU GET IN THE RING. AND PROVIDED YOU'RE
MATCHED AGAINST OPPONENTS OF ABOUT THE SAME SIZE AND TRAINING, IT'S UNLIKELY
THAT EITHER ONE OF YOU IS GOING TO DO DAMAGE TO THE OTHER ONE.))
SUPER=01-Gen. Josiah Bunting/VMI Superintendent;
OUT Q=other one.
Cadets will only box with their own gender, just like at the Naval Academy.
Bunting says boxing teaches one to be wary, appreciative and understanding
of one's opponent.
Forty-eight girls have applied for 25 to 30 spaces in this fall's VMI class.
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Hop in, and start your engines...for a personal racing experience in the
STOCKS BUMP NEXT
President Clinton put down his crutches - and joked before today's Easter Egg
((COME ON. LINE UP. SHAPE UP HERE. ONE OF US NEEDS TO BE ABLE TO RUN.))
OUT Q=be able to run."
Then he blew the whistle- and the roll began.
Children used spoons to push hard-boiled eggs across the lawn -the wind made
Some did not mind the chilly air- and napped through it all.
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A little later in the Two Minute ticker-- a preview of tonight's cat fight
on the hardwoods for the national championship.
On Health Check-- you might not think high school soccer
is that dangerous of a sport--
But one study finds nearly one in four players are likely to get injured in
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We've been telling you about the cases of dysentery reported in the Bedford
Roanoke City is having problems, too.
In February, 11 cases of shigella-- a bacterial disease causing diarrhea--
And now this month, there are another 14 cases recorded.
In addition to stomach upset, and cramping, shigella can cause a fever and
Health officials stress the importance of good handwashing, using soap in
curbing the spread of this disease.
Also for the month of March, both Botetourt and Craig Counties are each
reporting one case of shigella.
Drugs used to help prevent transplant patients from rejecting their new
organs appear to also help repair nerve damage.
Researchers reporting in the journal "Nature Medicine" say
that drugs similar to anti-rejection drugs stimulated nerve cells in laboratory
In animal tests-- the drugs helped to partially heal a crushed sciatica
The scientists hope they may be helpful in treating neuro-degenerative
diseases in humans.
We're hearing more and more about knee replacement surgery-- for some
older patients, it can add life to your years.
IN Q=People with
((DR. BERT SPETZLER/ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON: PEOPLE WITH KNEE ARTHRITIS HAVE A HARD
TIME SQUATTING, GETTING TO THE GARDEN, BENDING DOWN AND PICKING UP OBJECTS.
THEY HAVE A HARD TIME GOING UP AND DOWN STAIRS, GETTING UP FROM LOW CHAIRS,
GETTING UP FROM COMMODES. AT THAT POINT WHEN IT IS COMPARED WITH PAIN AND THEY
DON'T RESPOND TO CONSERVATIVE MEASURES ANYMORE, THAT'S WHEN YOU CONSIDER KNEE
((DR. CURT MULL/ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON: YOU DON'T LIKE TO DO A TOTAL KNEE IN A
PERSON AT FIFTY, BECAUSE THERE ARE TWO REASONS. THE PATIENT IS GOING TO BE MUCH
MORE ACTIVE AND THEY'RE GOING TO TRY TO GET OUT AND PLAY SPORTS. THEY MAINLY
TRY AND RUN AND MIGHT WANT TO DO A LOT MORE THINGS THAN A OLDER PERSON. SO THAT
PERSON WILL WEAR THIS THING MUCH MORE SEVERELY THAN A OLDER PERSON TRYING TO
THROUGH DAILY LIVING.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Bert Spetzler/Orthopaedic Surgeon; :00
SUPER=01-Dr. Curt Mull/Orthopaedic Surgeon; :18
OUT Q=through daily living.
Today's total knee replacement has come a long way since it started in
Today, 92-percent of the knees are still functioning after 14 years, since
the Total Knee System came into use.
Another report out about the risks involved for soccer players.
According to a new study by the National Athletic Trainers Association--
more than 23-percent of players-- nearly one in four-- are likely to get
injured in a season.
The researchers looked at both male and female teams-- and found certain
players, in particular-- kids who play half back-- an agressive position-- are
more likely to be injured.
The moves that most likely hurt players-- kicking, followed closely by
Consequently, ankles and feet sustain the most injuries.
Researchers want schools to make sure they hire Certified Athletic
Trainers to educate about injury prevention and rehabilitation.
March Madness officially ends tonight-- as Kentucky meets Arizona in
Mike Stevens doesn't have a crystal ball, but he's predicting the Wildcats
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Good evening everybody and welcome to the start of a new work week and the
end of the college basketball season.
Tonight at nine right here on your Hometown station Kentucky meets Arizona
for the national championship.
It's a battle of Wildcats - one group makes up the defending national champs
and the other is comprised of players no one gave a chance to make it this far.
IN Q=IT IS...
((LUTE OLSON/ARIZONA HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Lute Olson/Arizona Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...YOU CAN DO IT."
Predicting who will win tonight's national championship has even gone
international! The Russian Junior National Team is in Roanoke today and
tomorrow; preparing to play the Virginia Gold Select Team at Cave Spring
tomorrow night. One player took a brief detour from practice to explain why the
Kentucky Wildcats will win the title tonight.
((ALEXANDER MILOSERDOV/RUSSIAN GUARD:))
SUPER=01-Alexander Miloserdov/Russian Guard; :00
OUT Q=...Ron Mercer"
World Championship Wrestling is holding court at the Roanoke Civic Center
tonight with its LIVE Monday night Nitro.
In case you were wondering, the event is completely sold out!
And selling out is exactly what many of the veteran wrestlers believe the
"New World Order" team is doing these days.
Lex Lugar had this to say about the state of the current bad guys in his
IN Q="They've got...
((LEX LUGAR/WCW WRESTLER; : ))
SUPER=01-Lex Lugar/WCW Wrestler; :
OUT Q= .....A YEAR AGO."
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Jean is coming back without the sprat paint but with more News 7 at Five right
take a break
NASCAR Season is in full swing, and maybe you dream of being behind the
wheel of a Winston Cup Car.
Patrick Evans says the next best thing to Thunder ALLEY is Thunder VALLEY,
off Apperson Drive.
IN Q=Today we're
SUPER=21-Patrick Evans; :00
SUPER=01-Larry Mills/Thunder Valley; :20
SUPER=01-Jamie Evans/Thunder Valley; :55
OUT Q=I'm Patrick Evans.
What was once an obscure hobby for a handful of baseball fans 10 years ago
has become big business.
The game is called fantasy baseball, and millions of Americans play it.
People draft their own teams of major leaguers, and compete based on
statistics... including home runs.
This has created a large demand for people who predict a player's
performance... like Ron Shandler of Roanoke County.
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((RON SHANDLER/SHANDLER ENTERPRISES: WE RUN SURVEYS EVERY SUMMER AND RIGHT NOW
THE AVERAGE FANTASY PLAYERS SPENDS ABOUT 150- DOLLARS- A- YEAR JUST ON
SUPER=01-Ron Shandler/Shandler Enterprises;
OUT Q=on information.
Shandler makes his living publishing items like "The Baseball Forecaster".
Coming up on News-7 at Six we'll meet him and explain why this hobby is
growing so fast.
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.
See you later. Goodnight