Straight ahead on News 7-
A Victory for Paula Jones- a loss for President Clinton-
Plus a woman stuck for hours in a cave is recovering tonight.
We had a persistant band of showers over portions of the viewing area today
despite the hopes for a little sun. We will track the rain in a moment.
Another victory for a Texas doctor in a fight over an unapproved cancer
If the pain of arthritis is leaving you grimacing-- some government experts
are recommending relaxation techniques.
((THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES HAS MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR PAULA JONES A
COURAGEOUS AMERICAN HER DAY IN A COURT OF JUSTICE.))
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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
The high court ruled that Paula Jones' sexual harrassment suit against
President Clinton may go forward.
Byron Pitts is in Washington D-C where the ruling was made today.
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SUPER=01-Gil Davis/Jones' Attorney;
SUPER=01-Robert Bennett/Clinton's Attorney;
SUPER=01-Leon Friedman/Constitutional Law Expert;
OUT Q=before that
((It was a win of sorts for Paula Jones. The former Arkansas state worker who
said then Governor Bill Clinton made unwanted sexual advances towards her in
this Little Rock Hotel in 1991.
She filed a sexual-harassment lawsuit AFTER Clinton became President. And an
Arkansas judge ruled the suit would have to wait until Clinton left the White
A ruling the U.S. Supreme Court over turned - saying the lawsuit
was unrelated to his official duties as President.
That means the lawsuit can go forward.
((GIL DAVIS/JONES' LAWYER:))
Jones' attorneys in Washington were almost giddy at times.
Across town, President Clinton's lawyer was stone faced.
((ROBERT BENNETT/CLINTON'S LAWYER:
I'M QUITE CONFIDENT, I'M NOT A PROPHET, BUT I'M QUITE CONFIDENT THAT WE WILL
ULTIMATELY PREVAIL IN THIS CASE.))
The two sides were reportedly once willing to settle the suit
out of court, but the deal fell through during Clinton's first term as
Legal experts say, even though the Supreme Court cleared the way
for a court room brawl don't expect one.
((LEON FRIEDMAN/HOFSTRA UNIV. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW EXPERT:
IT WILL BE DELAY, DELAY, DELAY. LEGAL ARGUMENT. LEGAL ARGUMENT. SO WE'LL BE
LUCKY IF THIS CASE IS ARGUED BEFORE 2002, AND I THINK WE MAY SEE A SETTLEMENT
A Reston woman who fell off a 30 foot drop in a Bath County cave says she
feels pretty lucky tonight.
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It happened yesterday afternoon as Sheryl Valone (val-LOAN) and four
companions explored Clarks Cave.
SUPER=03-Bath Co./Last Night;
It took 50 rescue workers more than eight hours to get to Valone and carry
her out last night.
As she recovers from a possible concussion in Bath County Community
Hospital, she says she doesn't remember much about the fall.
IN Q=We were just going
((SHERYL VALONE: WE WERE JUST GOING ACROSS SOME ROCKS WHICH THERE HAPPENED TO
BE UNDERNEATH IT THERE WAS JUST A DROP AND AS I WAS GOING ACROSS, I WAS THE
SECOND ONE TO GO ACROSS, I GUESS MY FOOTHOLD JUST KIND OF GAVE WAY.))
OUT Q=kind of gave way
Valone says she's amazed she doesn't have any broken bones.
Fortunately she was wearing a helmet and other protective gear.
If a CAT-scan doesn't find any serious injuries, doctors will release her
from the hospital.
Michael Knowles readily admitted to police that he killed his wife in
March of last year.
Today, as he went on trial in Christiansburg, his lawyers said they will
offer a psychiatric defense.
IN Q=I don't want to hide
((VOICE OF MICHAEL KNOWLES/DEFENDANT: I DON'T WANT TO HIDE FROM THE SITUATION.
IT IS WHAT IT IS. I KILLED MY ------- WIFE.))
OUT Q=killed my ------- wife.
Michael Knowles sat quietly in the courtroom today as a police
investigator played a taped confession.
Knowles' lawyers portrayed him as a man with serious mental problems, who
lost control, but the victim's daughter painted a picture of a more deliberate
IN Q=She said please don't
((VANESSA KNOWLES/VICTIM'S DAUGHTER: SHE SAID, PLEASE DON'T. SHE SAID WE'LL
TALK ABOUT IT. AND HE SAID NO WE WON'T TALK.))
SUPER=01-Vanessa Knowles/Victim's Daughter;
OUT Q=no we won't talk.
Knowles is expected to testify when defense attorneys begin presenting
their evidence tomorrow.
A Danville teenager is in custody tonight charged with murder.
17-year old Terrell Leroy Kelly was picked up by Danville police around
He's charged with shooting and killing 20-year old Antonio Dixon.
The fatal shooting happened Sunday night at Cardinal Village apartments.
Kelly is being held at the W-W Moore Juvenile Detention home.
N-B-C sportscaster Marv Albert's been fingerprinted, photographed and
released without bond.
Albert was arraigned in an Arlington court on charges of assault and
A jury trial's been set for September 22nd-
((GERARD TREANOR/ALBERT'S ATTORNEY: MY CLIENT MR ALBERT PROFERRED TO THE COURT
NOT GUILTY PLEAS ON BOTH COUNTS AND DEMANDED A TRIAL BY JURY. WE LOOK FORWARD
TO THAT TRIAL AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO HIS VINDICATION.))
SUPER=01-Gerard Treanor/Albert's Attorney;
OUT Q=TO HIS VINDICATION."
A 41 year old woman claims Albert bit her several times and forced her into
Albert maintains his innocence.
The driver of a tractor trailer that crashed this morning in Halifax County
is in serious condition.
24-year old Jamaine Anthony Boyd of Maryland was flown to Duke Medical
He crashed this morning on Route-58 between Danville and Turbeville
State police believe Boyd may have fallen asleep-- because there weren't
any skid marks.
IN Q=At this
((R. L. HODGES/VA. STATE POLICE:AT THIS POINT IT APPEARS THE DRIVER OF THE
SINGLE TRACTOR TRAILER, POSSIBLY, JUST DRIFTED OFF THE SIDE OF THE ROAD, CAME
TO REST AT THIS LOCATION HERE, APPROXIMATELY 450- FEET FROM WHERE THE VEHICLE
FIRST, WENT, LEFT THE ROADWAY.))
SUPER=01-R. L. Hodges/Va. State Police; :00
OUT Q=left the roadway.
It took crews several hours to clear the wreckage.
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Calling it a ``far from easy'' decision, Russian President
and NATO members ink an historic agreement...the successful signing of a
NATO-Russian accord giving Moscow a seat at the alliance table
Meditation, deep breathing, guided imagery and biofeedback.
These relaxation techniques may help provide some relief from chronic pain.
Also coming up-- the tagging and bagging in Lynchburg is still up for
And Mike Stevens will be along with tonight's Two Minute Ticker-- stay close.
Today's signing of the NATO Russian accord will go down in the history
Russia... once considered an enemy of the North Atlantic Treaty
Organization, now has a VOICE but not a vote in NATO decisions.
But the language barrier did cause a misunderstanding.
That's according to Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.
It initially appeared that Russian President Boris Yeltsin had made a
dramatic offer to dismantle nuclear warheads aimed at the West.
Instead, it turned out to be something much less: a promise to "de-target"
Still, the Clinton administration is calling the move a confidence-builder.
The debate over trash tags drags on in Lynchburg.
At a work session today, city council members heard it would cost the city
more than 900-thousand dollars a year to get rid of the system entirely.
Councilman Robert Garber has been pushing for that.. despite the numbers,
he's not ready to give up the fight just yet.
IN Q=I think the
((ROBERT GARBER/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: I THINK THE CITIZENS PAY ENOUGH TAXES
THAT THE MONEY THAT'S IN THE GENERAL FUND IS THEIR MONEY ANYWAY, THEREFORE
COMING OUT OF THE GENERAL FUND IT'S STILL TAXPAYERS MONEY.))
SUPER=01-Robert Garber/Lynchburg Council Member; ;00
OUT Q=still taxpayers money.
Garber's colleague, Carl Hutcherson, offered several compromise solutions.
They included reducing the cost of the trash stickers and decals, or
offering one free bag collection per week.
The issue will come up for discussion once again at council's July Eighth
New standards proposed for Virginia schools face a new enemy.
The Future Farmers of America say the Standards of Accreditation could mean
an end to agriculture classes.
That's at a time when enrollment in "ag classes" has increased by two
thousand students a year for the past five years.
IN Q=Such as
((WILLIE MORRIS/FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA: SUCH AS THE AGRICULTURE BUSINESS
CLASSES WHERE YOU WOULD LEARN TO DO SUCH THINGS AS KEEP RECORDS AND USE
BALANCING RATIONS SO TO SPEAK, JUST SIMPLE WAYS TO BALANCE YOUR BOOKS AND YOUR
((SONJA HOUFF/FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA: I THINK PART OF IT'S HANDS ON. AND
FOR ME, I REMEMBER WHEN I WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL THAT TRIGONOMETRY CLASSES AND
SCIENCE CLASSES -- YOU GOT A LOT OUT OF THEM. BUT ACTUALLY, HANDS ON AND
ACTUALLY WORKING IN THE SHOP OR ACTUALLY GOING OUT IN THE GREENHOUSE AND SEEING
YOUR PRODUCTS THROUGH.))
SUPER=01-Willie Morris/Future Farmers of America; :00
SUPER=01-Sonja Houff/Future Farmers of America; :14
OUT Q=products through.
The state Board of Education votes on the new standards June 11th.
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When is it going to feel like May? Meteorologist Robin Reed has a mid-week
forecast next on NEWS-7 at FIVE.
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The rain did NOT stop highschool softball playoffs in Roanoke County...
Mike Stevens has highlights in tonight's Two Minute Ticker.
On Health Check, the first study into the seriousness of homesickness when
kids go to summer camp.
Nearly all suffer some kind of homesickness, but 20-percent of children
actually suffer moderate to severe levels of homesickness, and still others
fall into depression.
How parents can help, coming up on Health Check.
Good Afternoon. I'm Keith Humphry-- here's a look at what you'll see tonight
on NEWS-7 at SIX.
He's one of golf's living legends... and today he was back on the green for
a special celebration.
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Sam Snead turned 85 today. The Greenbrier resort held a birthday bash for
him this afternoon.
Before he teed off, he gave us his thoughts on a variety of topics--
including his own illustrious career... and that of golf's newest star, Tiger
double boxes Jean/Keith
We'll have that story, Jean, in about 40 minutes on News- 7 at six.
We look forward to hearing on the golf legend, thanks Keith.
A Houston doctor who sells an unapproved cancer treatment has been
acquitted on a contempt charge.
It's another victory for the physician.
Earlier, a federal judge had dismissed dozens of mail fraud charges against
Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski.
Some of the doctor's patients had rallied to his fight--
claiming Burzynski's treatments helped them battle cancer.
The drug is supposed to help cancer patients by "turning off" cancer cells.
It does NOT have government approval.
For those who suffer the pain of osteo-arthritis, without much relief from
medication... you might want to try relaxation techniques.
This advice comes from the National Institutes of Health.
A committee of experts convened by the N-I-H says that relaxation reduces
pain-- because it slows the body's metabolic activity and relaxes muscle
You can choose from a number of relaxation activities including meditation,
deep breathing, guided imagery and biofeedback.
But older people should remember that conventional treatments such as weight
loss, exercise and rest are still important in managing the disease.
If you overdid it over the holiday weekend, and now have heartburn to show
for it-- you might want to remember a few tips for next time.
Eat several small meals rather than
three large ones, avoid eating late at night, quit smoking, elevate your head
when sleeping...and of course be sure to check with your doctor if symptoms
Many kids around our area may soon be heading to camp.
It's an exciting time-- but what about the homesickness that comes with it?
A study in this month's "Developmental Psychology" offers some ideas.
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SUPER=01-Christopher Thurber/UCLA Psychologist; :16
OUT Q=at camp
IN Q=NAT SOUND
OUT Q=NAT SOUND see ya, bye
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IN Q=Almost everyone
((CHRISTOPHER THURBER/UCLA PSYCHOLOGIST: ALMOST EVERYONE EXPERIENCES SOME FORM
OF HOMESICKNESS. ABOUT TWENTY
PERCENT EXPERIENCE A MODERATE TO SEVERE LEVEL OF HOMESICKNESS. SEVEN PERCENT
EXPERIENCE IT SO SEVERE THAT IT IS ASSOCIATED WITH DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY.))
OUT Q=and anxiety.
Once at camp, kids cope with homesickness in several ways..taking part in
physical activities..and letter writing ... what can parents do to help
One option is to practice spending time away from home before the kids go
IN Q=That can be
((THAT CAN BE A SLEEPOVER AT A FRIEND'S HOUSE OR AT GRANDPARENTS' HOUSE,
THE LONGER THE SEPARATION THE MORE THAT'S GOING TO SORT OF SIMULATE THE CAMP
OUT Q=camp environment
It's also important to involve your child in the decision to go to camp, as
much as possible.
IN Q=Kids who were
((KIDS WHO WERE INVOLVED IN THE DECISION TO GO AWAY TO CAMP, HOW LONG TO GO
AWAY, WHICH CAMP TO GO TO, WHEN THEY WOULD LEAVE, DURING THE SUMMER THAT KIND
OF DECISION CONTROL REDUCED THE POSSIBILITY THAT KIDS WOULD GET HOMESICK ONCE
THEY WERE AT CAMP.))
OUT Q=at camp.
The article also suggests that if your child does become so homesick he or
she must leave camp early, find a way to put a positive spin on it.
For instance, tell them they did very well and next year they'll probably
be able to spend the whole time at camp.
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Good afternoon everybody welcome to another wet ticker in Roanoke, but
finally a dry day in Indianapolis.
After two straight days of soaking rains that forced the postponement of the
Indy 500 on both Sunday and Monday the sun actually came out for a little bit
at the track today.
SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN/ABC; :00
It was rough day for both current and former NASCAR drivers.
First Robby Gordon who began the day in fourth place, saw his chances for a
win go up in smoke and those deadly invisible flames produced by the Indy fuel.
Gordon had to roll in the grass to put out the fire on his driving suit, he
finished 19th after completing just 19 laps.
Then just 12 laps from the finish former Quaker State driver Steve Kinser,
lost control of his car and spun into the outside wall.
Kinser finished 14th in his rookie appearance.
And Tony Stewart, who plans to start driving on the NASCAR circuit for joe
Gibbs next year also hit the wall with a few laps to go. He managed to
continue and finish fifth.
In the end, a true Indy veteran won the race as pole sitter Arie Luyendyk
beat his racing teammate Scott Goodyear to the flag for his second career 500
More than $8 million in prize money was awarded today.
It took the folks in Indy three days to run their race, but here in Roanoke
the Northwest regional softball folks could only stand one day of delays.
After postponing yesterday's Cave Spring - Amherst County game officials
decided to play in the drizzle this afternoon over at Darrell Shell field at
Penn Forest Park.
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An umbrella salesman could have made a killing at the ball park today, as
most of the fans stayed undercover.
Cave's Sarah Ogilvie almost knocked the cover off the ball in the first
inning as she opens the scoring with this two run homer to left field.
But Amherst came back in the top of the second, as Angel Cashwell signals to
right field and plates Jaime Campbell and LaToya Thomas to tie it at 2.
The Lancers added two more runs in the third on a sacrifice fly and this
Tiffany Taylor single to right field that brings home Kelly Gouldthorpe.
It's 4-to-2 Amherst.
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The Knights would manage to cut it to 4-to-3 in their half of the inning as
Stacy Morioka scampers home on Nikki Turner's fielder's choice. But Cave
Spring, and its nine seniors come up a run short losing 5-to-4.
Don't forget the NCAA Division Three baseball championship is still going on
at Salem Memorial.
Tonight the only remaining unbeaten team in the double elimination event,
Southern Maine takes on Cortland State at seven o'clock.
Also, the NBA playoffs resume tonight in Utah with the Jazz and Rockets all
tied up at 2 games a piece in their best of seven western conference final.
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Much more coming up for you tonight at six o'clock including a testy Phil
But first let's hear again from Jean.
It's the sequel to Jurassic Park-
SUPER=04-"The Lost World: Jurassic Park";
Now the Lost World is making money that's out of this world- 90 million
dollars over the weekend.
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The blockbuster at the box office means higher sales at the American Museum
of Natural History.
((MICHAEL NOVACEK/CURATOR: ADULTS AND CHILDREN LOVE THIS FANTASY THIS SORT OF
LOST WORLD AND THE FACT THAT IT'S SUPPORTED BY REAL LIFE EVIDENCE MAKES IT EVEN
SUPER=01-Michael Novacek/Museum Curator;
OUT Q=even more exciting"
The newest exhibit is pegged to the movie's opening.
Scientists contrast models from the movie with casts of actual dinosaur
That's it for NEWS-7 at FIVE-- for more news later tonight--
Join Connie Stevens for our local primetime newscast, NEWS-7 Primetime --
tonight at 10 on WEFC.
See you later, Goodnight