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Recognize this handwriting? Federal authorities hope someone does- they're
looking for help solving three bombings in Atlanta.
The man going for the nation's top military job pulls out.
Plus how much will it cost to take the family away this summer?
We are shooting for sunshine and much warmer air tomorrow. At least 15-
degrees warmer. Details just ahead.
President Clinton wants to preserve the miracle
of human life -- by outlawing cloning. (----------------)
But he does want research to continue-- as well as debate over the issue.
((THE LANGUAGE IN THE LETTERS INDICATE THE AUTHOR IS A VIOLENT OPPONENT OF
ABORTION, HOMOSEXUALITY, AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.))
OUT Q=and the federal government."
The FBI makes this letter public as it tries to solve several bombings in
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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
Investigators released the letter today.
The author claims two bombings were carried out by the Army of God.
One blast damaged the Sandy Springs abortion clinic in Atlanta.
Another went off at a homosexual nightclub- the "Other Side" lounge.
Agents hope someone recognizes the handwriting or phrasing.
They also released sketches of two men allegedy seen near the abortion
clinic the day of the bombing.
((JACK KILORAN/ATF: AT BOTH THE SANDY SPRINGS PROFESSIONAL BUILDING AND THE
OTHER SIDE LOUNGE THERE WERE SECOND BOMBS DESIGNED TO EXPLODE AFTER LAW
ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL ARRIVED ON THE SCENE.))
SUPER=01-Jack Kiloran/Dept. Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms;
OUT Q=ON THE SCENE.
Officials are also making another plea for any photos or videos taken at
Centennial Park near the time of the Olympic bombing.
Federal and state agencies are combining their efforts to try and solve the
The man in the running for the top job in the military is withdrawing his
An Administration official confirms Air Force General Joseph Ralston is
taking his name out of the running.
Ralston had been a candidate for chairman of the Joint Chiefs of
Staff- He came under pressure after admitting he had an affair years ago.
Roanoke City Democrats decided most of their November nominees with a mass
meeting, but one race will go to the voters tomorrow.
The Democratic primary pits incumbent Commissioner of Revenue Marsha
Compton Fielder against challenger Sherman Holland, a 16- year veteran of the
Both spent the day encouraging supporters to vote in Tuesday's primary.
IN Q=The promises I made to
((MARSHA COMPTON FIELDER/COMMISSIONER OF REVENUE: THE PROMISES I MADE TO THE
CITIZENS WHO ELECTED ME WHEN I RAN IN 1993, I ACCOMPLISHED EVERY SINGLE ONE OF
THEM IN THE FIRST YEAR IN OFFICE. AND LIKE I SAID EARLIER, I'M NOT FINISHED
YET. I HAVE WORK YET TO BE DONE FOR THE CITIZENS.))
((SHERMAN HOLLAND/COMMISSIONER OF REVENUE CANDIDATE: I BELIEVE THE TAXPAYERS
DESERVE A REPRESENTATIVE THAT'S GOING TO KEEP THEM IN MIND, SOMEONE WHO IS
LOYAL TO THE TAXPAYERS, WHO'S LOYAL TO THE CITIZENS, EVERY DAY CITIZENS AND THE
SMALL BUSINESSES IN THE CITY OF ROANOKE.))
SUPER=01-Marsha Compton Fielder/(D) Commissioner of Revenue; :00
SUPER=01-Sherman Holland/(D) Comm. of Revenue Candidate; :15
OUT Q=in the city of Roanoke.
Former Valley Bank President Guy Byrd is expected to pick up the
Republican nomination for Commissioner of Revenue at the mass meeting tonight.
A New Jersey High School Graduate faces possible murder charges after
giving birth at her prom. (----------------)
SUPER=03-Aberdeen Twnshp, NJ/News 12 New Jersey;
Authorities say the woman dumped the baby in a trash can- returned to the
dance floor and even requested a song.
It happened Friday night-but prosecutors are awaiting autopsy results on
The 19 year old could face murder charges- depending on how the baby died.
A clerk of court in Pittsylvania County has quit her job, saying the new
parental notification law may become the latest form of birth control.
The state law takes effect July first-- requiring teens to get their
parents' permission before an abortion.
Still, supporters worry young women will find a way around the law.
Lisa Johnson was clerk of Juvenile Court for 16 years-- but she says she
quit so she wouldn't have to file petitions for teenagers' abortions.
She points out a woman can go straight to court WITHOUT telling her parents,
to get permission for an abortion.
IN Q= If for some reason
((LISA JOHNSON/FORMER JUVENILE & DOM. RELATIONS CLERK: IF FOR SOME REASON THE
COURT DENIED THEIR PETITION THEY CAN GO TO ANOTHER LOCALITY AND KEEP SHOPPING
UNTIL THEY GET THE AUTHORIZATION. AND IT'S SO CONFIDENTIAL THAT THE COURTS
WOULD NOT KNOW IF SHE HAS BEEN DENIED HER PETITION FROM ANOTHER COURT.))
SUPER=01-Lisa Johnson/Former Juvenile & Dom. Rel. Clerk;
OUT Q=another court
The law does not prevent teenagers from petitioning for an abortion even
before they are pregnant.
Planned Parenthood director David Nova, who is opposed to parental
notification, says it's intimidating for a teenager to reveal private details
before a stranger in a black robe.
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The Department of Environmental Quality is under the microscope--
Plus a painful lesson in Christiansburg, as classmates remember a seven-year
old girl who died and learn more about safety to prevent future accidents.
Up ahead on Health Check-- clues to preventing teenage suicide-- designed to
help parents, guidance counselors and health care providers intervene.
Also coming up-- Someone's in the kitchen with Andrew Freiden.
--whipping up dishes that healthy and tasty for the summer. Stick around.
Childhood friends are taking the stand in the Timothy McVeigh trial.
A woman testifed McVeigh was disillusioned when he returned home from the
Persian Gulf Warn.
Vicki Hodge also told jurors as a youngster McVeigh would retaliate against
those who hurt his friends. She says he would tie their bikes in the trees.
But she says McVeigh will always be her friend.
The testimony is part of the defense attempt to spare McVeigh a death
The watchdog agency that oversees state government is looking hard at the
The Allen Administration's Department of Environmental Quality last week
laid off 30 top and mid-level managers and created 35 new jobs for which they
Today, the Joint Legislative Audit Review Commission analyzed the shake-up.
It concluded that the lay-offs could have been avoided by transferring some
responsibilities or at least confining re-hiring to within the agency.
The J-LARC staff also found that several new positions it called "un-needed"
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IN Q=Some of
((BECKY NORTON DUNLOP/VA. NATURAL RESOURCES SECRETARY: SOME OF THOSE ARE
SHIFTED TO THE REGIONS. EVERYONE'S KNOWN ALL ALONG THAT WE ARE MOVING THE
PEOPLE OF DEQ OUT INTO THE FIELD WHERE THEY CAN ACTUALLY WORK ON THE PROBLEMS
THAT WE HAVE WITH THE COMMUNITIES.))
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((DEL. JAY DEBOER/D-PETERSBURG: THE CURRENT GOVERNOR, THE CURRENT SECRETARY,
WE ASSUME, AND ALL OF THESE TOP LEVEL FOLKS HAVE GOT ABOUT ANOTHER SIX MONTHS
TO BE IN OFFICE. MAKING THIS TYPE OF CHANGE THIS LATE IN AN ADMINISTRATION IS
GOING TO HAVE SOME ADVERSE CONSEQUENCES ON THE BASIC DOING BUSINESS OF DEQ.))
SUPER=01-Becky Norton Dunlop/Va. Natural Resources Sec.; :00
SUPER=01-Del. Jay DeBoer/(D) Petersburg; :14
OUT Q=business of DEQ
DEQ handles air, water, and waste discharge permitting for Virginia
If you want to travel cheap this summer, the American Automobile Association
says, go west.
Triple-A's annual vacation cost-survey lists the Dakotas, Nebraska, Iowa,
and Kansas among the least expensive places when it comes to meals and lodging.
Overall, Triple- A says the cost of a summer vacation for a family of four
will be up three-percent compared to last year.
In Virginia, it's about 198-dollars a day.
Nationally, it averages 199-dollars.
Among the most expensive places: Hawaii, where it will cost over
400-dollars a day.
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Instead of heating up the kitchen this summer, how about some Italian dishes
that keep their cool.
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Sometimes it's hard to come up with new dinner ideas during the dog-days of
That's where Lewis Gale's Health Management Center comes in.
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Andrew Freiden is checking out its latest "Cool italian" recipies.
SUPER=01-Jane Hoover/Lewis Gale Clinic;
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health music under
In tonight's Two Minute Ticker-- University of Virginia basketball player and
Roanoke native Curtis Staples talks about playing hoops overseas.
On Health Check, some call it Coyote Medicine--
We'll hear from the author of a book by that title-- a physician who turns
to traditional American Indian healing rituals-- as modern medicine does have
IN Q=I was
((I WAS AN ACTING INTERN IN UROLOGY,
AND I HAD FOUR PATIENTS WHO WERE DYING AND WE COULDN'T HELP THEM, AND I
THOUGHT, WELL THERE'S GOT TO BE SOMETHING MORE. NAT SOUND FOR :03 ))
OUT Q=NAT SOUND
Good Evening I'm Keith Humphry-- here's a look at what you'll see tonight on
NEWS-7 at SIX.
When you're crawling through the World Wide Web, you could be the target of
other computer services.
In fact a study found half of the nation's top 100 web sites gather some
kind of information from the people who use them.
double boxes Jean/Keith
You'll want to CLICK on to NEWS-7 at SIX- for the whole story.
Thanks Keith-- privacy online-- we'll check it out.
A 44 year-old Pulaski resident is hospitalized and in stable condition
The patient is an employee at RADVA Corporation.
This particular infection is not the central nervous system infection--
meningitis, but it can be contagious and can CAUSE meningitis.
Only those in the patient's household will undergo antibiotic treatments.
About 70 cases of meningitis are reported each year in Virginia.
So far,-- there have been 27 cases in the state.
President Bill Clinton wants to outlaw any attempt to clone a human being.
Acting on the report of a blue-ribbon panel, Clinton is proposing a
SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :
He says there's a national consensus that such cloning is morally
unacceptable-- and would pose unacceptable dangers to the child.
Right now, there's a moratorium on federally funded research into human
Clinton is urging the private sector to observe it.
IN Q=I want to make
((I WANT TO MAKE CLEAR THAT THERE IS NOTHING INHERINTLY IMMORAL OR WRONG
WITH THESE NEW TECHNIQUES USED FOR PROPER PURPOSES. IN FACT THEY HOLD THE
PROMISE OF REVOLUTIONARY NEW MEDICAL TREATMENTS AND LIFESAVING CURES TO DISEASE
LIKE CYSTIC FIBROSIS, DIABETES, CANCER. BETTER CROPS AND STRONGER LIVESTOCK.))
Clinton's proposal would allow cloning of genes and animals.
Teen suicide has become a growing health problem--
Now, a new study in the journal "Pediatarics" pinpoints some of the
behvaiors that may indicate a teen at risk.
Havard researchers used data from a survey of three-thousand Massachusettes
high school students.
They designed a model that examined teen risk-taking behaviors.
They included in it-- tobacco use, not wearing a seat belt or helmet, taking
drugs, having sex after substance abuse, carrying a gun, and getting into
The researchers' conclusion-- teens who did all or most of these things were
most likely to have had a previous suicide attempt.
IN Q=If one recognizes
((IF ONE RECOGNIZES A CLUSTER WITH BEHAVIOURS, YOU MIGHT BE CONCERNED THAT THE
YOUNG PERSON MAY ALSO NEED AN INTERVENTION OR FURTHER COUNSELING. ))
OUT Q=further counseling.
So this study may help a troubled child-- if parents, guidance counselors
and health care providers are able to put it to use.
In his book, Dr. Lewis Mehl Madrona calls it Coyote Medicine... combining
scientific medicine to heal the body-- and American Indian medicine to heal the
As a graduate of Stanford Medical School and a practicing physician,
this doctor says modern medicine does not have all the answers.
IN Q=It's been done
SUPER=01-Dr. Lewis Mehl-Madrona/"Coyote Medicine" Author; :03
SUPER=03-Hobbs, NM; :14
OUT Q=the Indian medicine.
IN Q=It's been done
((MEHL MADRONA: IT'S BEEN DONE FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS AND IT'S BEEN RELIED
UPON AS A WAY OF HEALING FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS. AND IT'S NOT GIBBERISH
BECAUSE IT WORKS. ))
OUT Q=because it works.
Bob long was diagnosed with advanced colon cancer last November
and given at most five months to live. But he fought back... six months
later he's undergoing experimental cancer therapy at a major research center
and at the same time embracing the medicine of his American Indian friends.
Here he's preparing the fire which will heat the stones for a sweat lodge
It's been practiced for centuries by Indian tribes across the continent.
IN Q=We are here
(( WE ARE HERE TO PRAY FOR BOB AND ASK THE CREATOR, ASK THE SPIRITS, TO HELP
HIM OUT. ))
OUT Q=help him out.
This is the second of four sweats bob is having in between cancer
IN Q=I don't know
((LEWIS: I DON'T KNOW IF BOB WILL GET WELL, I KNOW THAT THE WORK WE'RE DOING IS
ENRICHING HIS LIFE, WHETHER HE LIVES OR DIES. ))
OUT Q=lives or dies.
Bob has already lived longer than doctors first predicted.
He now waits word to see if his treatments are working.
IN Q=And if it
((BOB LONG: AND IF IT DOESN'T, AT LEAST I'VE REGAINED MY
SPIRITUALITY THROUGH THE INDIAN MEDICINE. ))
OUT Q=the Indian medicine.
Dr. Mehl-Madrona is both a trained psychiatrist and family practice
He's found Indian healing helps patients with chronic conditions such as
asthma and mental health problems such as depression.
Let's turn our attention to sports-- where Roanoke's Curtis Staples is
heading for Italy...
Steve Mason has his agenda, along with the schedule of high school baseball
and softball championship games.
GRAPHIC=Two Minute Ticker
Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your Monday ticker. Lets start on the
high school beat
where four local teams are gearing up for state championship games all
across the state.
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SUPER=0094-/Tabb///William Byrd///William Byrd at 7pm//Brentsville///Grayson
Co.///in Independence at 7pm/
SUPER=0094-/Glenvar///Powhatan///at Powhatan at 5pm//Rustburg///Loudoun
Valley///at 7pm in Purcellville /;
STEVE WILL READ OVER THESE
In baseball; William Byrd will host Tabb tomorrow in the group 2A state
championship. The game begins at 7pm and this is the Terriers first appearance
in the title game in baseball.
In Group A; Grayson County will play for it's first ever baseball state
championship at home against Brentsville District. That contest also starts at
In softball; Glenvar is on the road at Powhatan in the Group A state
championship. The Lady Highlanders game begins at 5pm tomorrow.
Finally, Rustburg takes on Loudoun Valley in a 7pm game tomorrow in
Purcellville for the group 2A state softball championship.
Virginia rising senior Curtis Staples is preparing for the 1997 USA World
University games which tip off in August and take place overseas in Nova Scotia
and in Italy.
Staples, who was chosen to play on the World University team by a
committee of NCAA coaches and NBA scouts, is preparing for the European tour at
William Fleming with Joe Gaither's AAU team.
((CURTIS STAPLES/UVA SHOOTING GUARD:))
SUPER=01-Curtis Staples/UVa Shooting Guard; :00
OUT Q=...my school out"
Clemson standout guard Greg Buckner joins Staples and 10 other college
basketball players along with four alternates. Playing with the nation's best
should also aid his senior year cause. With Harold Deane lost to graduation;
Curtis is Jeff Jones's top returning player.
OUT Q=...about the season"
SS= 2 minute ticker
Coming up at 6, we will check in with George Lynch who is making waves in
video games. Also ; words from Glenvar on playing Powhatan for the softball
state title. see ya then
Friends and family remembered a seven-year old Christiansburg girl who was
killed when she was thrown from the back of a pickup truck.
Students at Falling Branch Elementary School raised money to plant trees and
bushes in honor of Samantha Rentch who died last month.
The seven year old was thrown from the back of the truck when it crashed
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./May 24;
into another car on route 460-in Elliston.
Samantha's mother, (Teresa) Treca, says Samantha climbed into the bed of the
truck, just minutes before the crash.
IN Q=I do
((TRECA RENTCH/SAMANTHA'S MOTHER:I DO APPRECIATE WHAT THEY'VE DONE. SAMANTHA
LOVED SCHOOL. SHE WAS A GOOD STUDENT, SHE LOVED HER TEACHER, SHE WAS A GOOD
BABY, SHE WAS REAL GOOD. ))
SUPER=01-Treca Rentch/Samantha's Mother; :00
OUT Q=real good.
Samantha's classmates also donated a book to the school library in her
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