Next on News 7 at Five-
A murder in the middle of the night in Henry County. One man is dead- his
brother was also attacked.
The holiday weekend is here and so are the festivals. We'll have several
live reports to check out what's going on.
A record setting morning gave way to a clear day-- now we have to prepare
for the likelihood of rain Sunday and Monday.
And on Health Check--despite the recent attacks on the tobacco industry,
cigarette smoking remains stable.
Plus saving your skin...research shows developing skin cancer usually
depends upon total lifetime sun exposure.
IN Q=I just
((JOHN CRAIG: I JUST MISS HIM, WE WAS CLOSE, YOU KNOW, STAY HERE TOGETHER,
Less than 24-hours ago, John Craig was knocked to the ground and his brother
murdered inside their Henry County home.
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Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
John Craig says he was hit in the head with a gun just minutes before his
younger brother was fatally shot.
Authorities found 67-year old Governor Taylor Craig lying on the bedroom
floor of the home, just off Figsboro Road.
His brother, John, says they were sleeping when two men forced their way
inside around eleven last night.
Sheriff's officials believe robbery may have been the motive, although
nothing was taken.
John Craig doesn't know if he'll continue living in the house.
IN Q=I stayed with
((JOHN CRAIG/VICTIM'S BROTHER:I STAYED WITH HIM SIX YEARS, I PAID THE LIGHT
BILL, HE PAID THE PHONE BILL, THAT'S THE WAY WE GOT IT, AND I BOUGHT THE
SUPER=01-John Craig/Victim's Brother; :00
OUT Q=the food.
Sheriff's officials have not made an arrest.
A number of people thought Roanoke's annual Festival In The Park was
cancelled after a broadcast on J-93-F-M yesterday.
Of course the festival IS going on as planned.
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In fact our own Len Besthoff is outside Victory Stadium right now, where a
festival concert will begin in just a little while.
I know it's a little early, but does it look like the radio prank will
affect the turnout tonight?
No Jean, from the folks I've spoken with, it sounds like there'll be a lot
of people here soon.
But this latest incident marks at least the second time in the past few
months radio listeners around here have been fooled by something described as
And it's a trend that appears to be on the rise around here.
IN Q=I think
((JOE CONWAY/WROV GENERAL MANAGER: I THINK YOU'RE ALSO SEEING SOME OUT OF TOWN
PLAYERS COME IN AND BRING SOME OUT OF TOWN IDEAS WITH THEM.))
SUPER=01-Joe Conway/WROV General Manager;
OUT Q=with them.
Joe Conway, the general manager of WROV says compared to other radio
markets, this one is pretty innocent.
You may recall back on April Fools Day WROV staged a mock audition for the
movie "Bull Durham Two".
Now coming up at six, we'll bring you a bit of a different view on this so-
called radio hooliganism.
But we don't want to take any attention away from the Festival In The Park
tonight, so here's Joe Dashiell with more on what folks can expect.
While Festival organizers were trying to squelch the rumors this week,
they were also shifting into high gear.
And Joe Dashiell is here with more on the preparations.
Len, while all of the activities are crammed into an eleven- day schedule,
Festival in the Park is a year- round effort.
And Organizers weren't about to let a runaway rumor spoil the fun.
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OUT Q=between the lines
Here at Victory Stadium... the stage is set for tonight's opening concert
featuring Diamond Rio.
And band members say they're pleased to be outdoors and tuning up under
IN Q=we took
SUPER=01-Marty Roe/Diamond Rio;
OUT Q=this kind of weather.
Diamond Rio is headed to Nashville and a Saturday performance on the Grand
But Festival is just getting warmed up for its 28th year.
double boxes Joe/Steve
Steve Smallshaw has his own festival to contend with today, he joins us
now from the banks of the James River.
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In Lynchburg, they've done away with the old one- day long Festival By the
James and created the new FIVE- day FAIR by the James.
Besides the new name and the longer schedule, this also is a regional fair
operated by the folks who run the State Fair of Virginia in Richmond each
That means it's more than just carnival rides and a midway... there are some
agricultural attractions here as well..
(steve ad lib)
SUPER=01-Keith Hesse/Fair By The James GM;
(**vo rolled from the truck**)
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Bedford County's school superintendent says he'll quit if the board askes
him to. That story's next on NEWS-7 at FIVE.
And a suspicious blaze in Oregon at an abortion clinic. It's not the first
time the facility's been a target.
Also coming up, summer vacation traditionally kicks off this weekend... How's
the price at the pumps? We'll fill you in when we come back.
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Bedford County's embattled school superintendent says he'll resign his post
if that's what the school board wants.
SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Last Night;
John Kent's professional conduct came into question last night as the school
system grappled with a budget shortfall for the third straight year.
School board member Betty Earle introduced a motion to suspend Dr. Kent with
pay while an investigation is conducted.
IN Q=I just felt
((BETTY EARLE/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: I JUST FELT INCUMBENT UPON ME AT THIS TIME
TO BRING THIS OUT BECAUSE IT'S INCUMBENT THAT THE SCHOOL BOARD TAKE ACTION. AND
THIS IS JUST ANOTHER STEP IN TAKING ACTION TO ALLEVIATE THIS PROBLEM.))
((JOHN KENT/SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: I WOULD BE HAPPY TO SUBMIT MY RESIGNATION IF
THE BOARD DESIRES THAT.))
SUPER=01-Betty Earle/School Board Member; :00
SUPER=01-Dr. John Kent/School Superintendent; :12
OUT Q=board desires that.
The board will discuss the motion to suspend Kent during an executive
session at its June meeting.
A Portland Abortion clinic is the target of an apparent arson.
The clinic broke into flames early this morning- causing heavy damage.
People who work there say this is the not first time the clinic's been set
((IN MAY OF 1990 AND AUGUST 1992 AND THEN THIS FIRE. IN BETWEEN WE ALSO HAD A
LETTER BOMB ADDRESSED TO US IN 1987. IT WAS INTERCEPTED AT THE POST OFFICE.))
OUT Q=at the post office."
Clinic volunteers say they received telephone threats several days before
Today's witness was supposed to help the defense in Timothy McVeigh's
But she may have hurt it instead.
Dana Bradley survived the blast-
She was expected to say she only saw ONE MAN man get out of the Ryder
Truck- a dark skinned man who bore no resemblance to McVeigh.
Instead she said she said she saw two men leave the truck before the blast.
Bradley testified a light skinned man was driving- but says she did not get
a good enough look to say if it was McVeigh.
North Carolina prosecutors are closing the book on the notorious Little
They're dropping 99 child sex abuse charges against the owner of the Little
Rascals Day Care center and a staffer.
The decison was made with the advice of parents reluctant to have their
children testify again.
((SUSAN SMALL/PARENT: I KNOW AND MY CHILDREN KNOW THAT I BELIEVE THEM AND
THAT'S GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME.))
OUT Q=GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME."
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At one point seven people were charged with abusing 29 children at the
Two people were convicted but the sentences were overturned- sending the
cases back to lower court for retrial.
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Stick around-- the holiday weekend forecast is next and it includes a chance
And a little later, Chelsea Clinton's swan song. The First Daughter gives
her final ballet performance. Take a look for yourself, when we come back.
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The opening of the summer travel season kicks off this weekend.
Triple-A of Virginia says expect a record number of motorists on the
The American Automobile Association estimates 30-point-eight million people
are expected to travel 100 miles or more from home--
That's a half-million more than last year.
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Spokesman Randy Green says the cost of a gallon of regular gasoline has
dropped dramatically from last year-- down almost nine cents to one dollar and
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In tonight's Two Minute Ticker, the Virginia Tech Hokies baseball team is
still alive in post-season play.
Next on Health Check-- even if you aren't at the beach or the pool, you're
still catching some rays.
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OUT Q=protected in childhood.
There's more NEWS-7 at Five in a moment-- but first a look at what you'll see
later on NEWS-7 at SIX.
Virginia becomes one of only three states in the nation to put out a tourism
guide for people with disabilities.
IN Q=More than
((MORE THAN 43-THOUSAND VIRGINIANS OVER THE AGE OF 16 HAVE SOME SORT OF
SUPER=01-Martha Steger/Va. Tourism Corp.;
OUT Q=some sort of disability
With the help of 75-thousand dollars in taxpayer support, disabled tourists
can now spread more of their tourism dollars around the state.
More on the story in about 40-minutes.
Tonight on Health Check, despite no-smoking rules and public service
campaigns, the percentage of adults who smoke is holding steady in the 1990's.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the percentage of
Americans 35 and older who smoke has hovered around 24 percent from 1990 to
1994... its latest figures.
According to the C-D-C, tobacco use is stalled possibly because of the lower
price of cigarettes.
It's estimated that smoking killed more than two million people between 1990
The feeling of panic for no apparent reason-- millions of Americans suffer
from panic disorders.
But there is help-- the first step is recognizing the problem.
Here's Health Check's Connie Stevens.
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SUPER=07-Camille Corn; :03
SUPER=01-Dr. Wade Harris/Psychiatrist; :41
OUT Q=CS. Health Check.
IN Q=I was just
(( CAMILLE CORN: I WAS JUST IN MY HOUSE CARRYING ON MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES. IT
WAS JUST A SWEEPING FEELING...IT JUST SWEPT OVER ME AND I RUSHED INTO THE
BATHROOM JUST TO GET AWAY. JUST TO BE BY MYSELF. IT WAS JUST AN OVERWHELMING
FEELING OF TERROR AND NOT KNOWING WHAT WAS CAUSING IT OR WHY I WAS HAVING IT))
OUT Q=having it.
Camille Corn was having a panic attack-- the sudden unexplained feeling of
fear or discomfort-- of losing control.
It can be accompanied by a racing heartbeat, breathlessness, choking,
abdominal discomfort, and terror.
It may be a powerful cycle that can leave some people afraid to do
IN Q=You begin associating
(( WADE HARRIS/PSYCHIATRIST: YOU BEGIN ASSOCIATING A LOT OF DIFFERENT
SITUATIONS WITH THE PANIC ATTACK. YOU BEGIN THINKING IF I DO THAT I MAY HAVE A
PANIC ATTACK SO I NEED TO AVOID THAT.))
OUT Q=avoid that.
Between one and three million Americans suffer panic attacks-- classified
as anxiety disorders.
IN Q=I at first
(( CAMILLE CORN: I AT FIRST WAS VERY EMBARRASSED TO TELL PEOPLE THAT I HAD
PANIC ATTACKS BECAUSE ... I THOUGHT THEY WOULD THINK I WAS CRAZY. AND I DON'T
WORRY ABOUT THAT SO MUCH ANYMORE. I TELL PEOPLE I HAVE ANXIETY. I DIDN'T ASK
FOR IT JUST LIKE OTHER PEOPLE DON'T ASK FOR BLOOD PRESSURE PROBLEMS, OR HEART
PROBLEMS OR ASTHMA.))
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Most patients can control their illnesses through medications and
Some doctors may also prescribe relaxation techniques.
Connie Stevens, Health Check.))
Many swimming pools reopen this holiday weekend.
Sunny weather is forecast and if people aren't careful they may find
Beaches and pools aren't the only places you should be concerned about
protecting your skin.
Research shows developing skin cancer usually depends upon total lifetime
Doctors say all skin is sensitive to the sun.
Most everyone with skin cancer can recall at least one time in their life
when they had a really severe sunburn.
Sun damaged skin looks wrinkled, develops brown spots or gets leathery.
From there, small scaly pre-cancerous bumps may develop.
If they aren't recognized and treated, they can evolve into full blown
Dermatologists warn not to be fooled into thinking that putting on a t-shirt
is enough to protect you.
((DR. EILEEN LAMBROZA/DERMATOLOGIST: A TYPICAL COTTON T-SHIRT HAS BEEN STUDIED
TO RAVE AN ESTIMATED SPF OF ABOUT 7. IF YOU'RE IN THE BRIGHT SUNLIGHT ALL
DAY YOU'RE GOING TO GET HARMFUL EFFECTS OF THE SUN THROUGH THE T-SHIRT. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Eileen Lambroza/Dermatologist;
OUT Q=through the t-shirt.
Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world- There a public
education program encourages children to practice what's called slip, slap,
Slip on a tee-shirt, slap on a hat, slop on sun screen.
Free sun screen is available at most public beaches.
Time now for sports-- soccer fans have a jam-packed weekend with a huge
tournament in the Star City..
Roy Stanley has a preview along with some Tech Baseball.
Thank you Jean and Good afternoon everybody lets check the two minute
Virginia Tech Matt Reynolds picked the right day for the first two home
run game of the season.
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Yesterday in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Reynolds hit his second homer of the game
in the ninth inning to give the Hokies a 3 to 2 victory over Southern
California in the opening round of the N-C-A-A South Two regional Playoffs.
IN Q="I thought...
((CHUCK HARTMAN/VIRGINIA TECH HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Chuck Hartman/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :
OUT Q=.......baseball game."
The win moves the Hokies into the second round of the tournament and
tonight Tech will play the Wolfpack of North Carolina State.
The Crestar Festival Soccer Tournament invades the valley this weekend for
two days of competition.
Steve Mason spent part of the afternoon with tournament officials and
workers as they made final preparations. Steve
IN Q=First audio
SUPER=01-Lang Wedemeyer/Crestar Tournament Coach; :12
SUPER=01-Danny Beamer/Roanoke Valley Soccer Director; :30
SUPER=01-Dean Jones/Tournament Director; :46
OUT Q=...back to you"
Coming up at six, we will check in with Division III Baseball as that
tournament gets set to begin tomorrow. Have a great holiday weekend.
Chelsea Clinton gave her final performance for the Washington School of
The First Daughter performed in three of the six ballet numbers at the
school's annual spring performance at George Washington University, last night.
Chelsea's been taking ballet classes for the last four years- She danced
Thursday night to a mixture of classical ballet and modern music.
President Bill Clinton and Hillary were in the audience to enjoy the
Chelsea is graduating from high school soon and will be attending Stanford
University in the fall.
That's it for NEWS-7 at FIVE-- for more news later tonight--
Tune into our local primetime newscast, NEWS-7 Primetime-- tonight at 10 on
Have a nice weekend. Goodnight