Next on News 7 at Five-
Timothy McVeigh's parents testify-- pleading for their son's life.
Police arrest a man- charging him with a deadly fraternity house fire.
And violence at a Roanoke apartment building this afternoon.
Right after lunch, the clouds broke in Roanoke and temperatures soared. We
may catch a few showers tomorrow. The forecast is coming up.
Tonight on Health Check--
Services for drug treatment and substance abuse expand in the Roanoke
The Phases program just moved into its new facility, offering more outpatient
programs for hundreds of people.
Timothy McVeigh's parents take the stand pleading for their son's life.
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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
Something different in the courtroom today- emotional reaction from Timothy
He was seen wiping a tear from his eye while his mother testified.
Dave Fehling is covering the penalty phase of this trial- He joins us with
details from Denver.
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SUPER=01-Charles Tomlin/Victim's Father;
SUPER=01-Jamie Cloverdale/Victim's Grandmother;
OUT Q=i was sad for them
((Timothy Mcveigh's mother and father came to Denver to ask the jury
to spare their son from death by injection.
Now divorced from William Mcveigh, Mildred Frazier testified she
couldn't believe her son could have been the bomber.
"He is not the monster he has been portrayed as."
"Yes, I am pleading for my son's life. I hope god helps you make
the right decision."
William McVeigh then took the stand and introduced a video the
defense produced with him as narrator.
It was a homey recollection of family life with Tim in Pendleton, New York.
Tim Mcveigh appeared to tear-up briefly but later, was seen
laughing with his lawyers.
Jurors who earlier in the trial had wept at the heartbreaking
stories from survivors of the bombing seemed overall unmoved.
RANDY RENNER/KWTV-TV: "I HAD A REALLY GOOD LOOK AT THE JURORS, THEY HAD SOME
VERY STERN LOOKS ON THEIR FACES.
Tim McVeigh's sister hped the jury would show mercy.
JENNIFER MCVEIGH, TIM MCVEIGH'S SISTER: I JUST WANT HIM TO LIVE.
But people who's loved ones were killed by the truck bomb said they
CHARLES TOMLIN/FATHER OF VICTIM:
I WANT HIM TO BE PUT TO DEATH. I DON'T THINK ANYTHING CAN CHANGE MY MIND.
SOME THOUGH FELT SORRY FOR MCVEIGH'S PARENTS.
JANNIE COVERDALE/GRANDMOTHER OF VICTIMS: I'VE ALWAYS CONSIDERED THEM THE
FORGOTTEN VICTIMS AND BEING A MOTHER, I WAS SAD FOR THEM.
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An arrest is made in connection with a fatal house fire that killed a
Radford University student at a Fraternity house in February of 1996.
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Teresa Hamilton is in our New River Valley Newsroom with an update.
Jean, authorities credit the victim's family in the investigation.
They say, without their help, they probably would not have a case against
former Radford University student, Michael Harvey.
SUPER=01-Charles Cunningham/Victim's Friend; :00
SUPER=03-Radford/February 24, 1996; :12
OUT Q=come out.
((CHARLES CUNNINGHAM/VICTIM'S FRIEND:YOU KIND OF GIVE UP HOPE AFTER A WHILE,
YOU JUST FIGURE NOTHING'S GOING TO HAPPEN, IT WAS JUST A BIG RELIEF. ))
OUT Q=big relief.
Charles Cunningham says he knew his friend's death was NOT an accident.
21- year old Christopher Mirch died last year when the Delta Tau Chi
fraternity house he lived in, on Grove Avenue, caught fire.
Mirch's body was found in an upstairs bedroom.
Authorities aren't commenting on why someone would want to set fire to the
They would only say a private investigator hired by Mirch's family helped
provide valuable evidence.
IN Q=We always
((CHARLES CUNNINGHAM/VICTIM'S FRIEND:WE ALWAYS KNEW THERE WAS SOMETHING ELSE,
WE WERE ALWAYS SET ON TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT HAPPENED FROM THE START AND I'M
VERY PLEASED ABOUT WHAT HAS COME OUT.))
OUT Q=come out.
20- year old Michael Harvey is charged with arson and murder.
Authorities are in the process of returning Harvey to Radford.
He was apparently undergoing annual training with the national guard when he
One person was stabbed and others dodged gunfire this afternoon, at a
Roanoke apartment building.
Police believe a domestic dispute lead to the violence at the Brightwood
Manor Apartments on Hunt Avenue.
The confrontation apparently developed as a woman tried to move furniture
from an apartment she shared with her boyfriend.
The boyfriend was stabbed during the altercation, and he allegedly fired
four shots from a gun.
No one else was hurt. Police say they do NOT believe the man's injuries
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Roanoke County's chief of police won't have to move far for his new job...
the story straight ahead on NEWS-7 at FIVE.
And three Republicans become one- one unified ticket, that is, for November's
On Health Check-- are feminine hygiene products safe?
That's what the government wanted to know-- Connie Stevens will have the
results of their research.
That story and the Two Minute ticker when we come back.
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Roanoke County named a new police chief today, an 18-year veteran on the
Ray Lavinder takes over a suburban department of about 100 uniformed police
He assumes the position from John Cease who left last month after seven
years on the job.
Lavinder says he won't make any major changes.
IN Q=We would like
((RAY LAVINDER/ROANOKE CO. POLICE CHIEF: WE WOULD LIKE TO GET MORE INTO THE
NEIGHBORHOODS, MAYBE OFF OF THE MORE TRAVELED LIKE 419, WILLIAMSON ROAD, PETERS
CREEK ROAD, BRAMBLETON. WE'D LIKE TO GET THE OFFICER OFF OF THOSE AREAS AND
INTO THE NEIGHBORHOODS, LET US FIND OUT WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE NEIGHBORHOODS
AS FAR AS LAW ENFORCEMENT IS CONCERNED. ))
SUPER=01-Ray Lavinder/Roanoke Co. Police Chief;
OUT Q=is concerned.
Lavinder rose through the ranks to commander of the criminal investigations
He assumed the chief's job at a salary of 60-thousand dollars.
Sixty thousand Virginia voters said yes to Mark Earley yesterday.
Today, in Norfolk, Jim Gilmore and John Hager said "welcome aboard."
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IN Q=I am so
((JIM GILMORE: I AM SO PROUD OF THIS TICKET I JUST CAN'T TELL YOU HOW PROUD I
OUT Q=proud I am.
Gilmore says he would have been happy with any of the four Republicans
running for Attorney General, but Earley brings a strong legislative record and
a base of support in Hampton Roads.
Those supporters relied completely on direct mail and grassroots tactics to
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IN Q=Many of you
((MANY OF YOU CAME TO OUR HEADQUARTERS, YOU MADE CALLS, YOU STUFFED ENVELOPES,
YOU STAPLED SIGNS... WE LIKE A LITTLE ZEALOUS ENTHUSIASM IN A CAMPAIGN, YOU
OUT Q=you know?
Today, Democratic party chairwoman Sue Wrenn labeled the ticket "Pat
Robertson's Dream Team," partly because of Earley's strong support among social
SOT 10:37:21 TAPE 2
IN Q=The simple
((JIM GILMORE: THE SIMPLE TRUTH IS THAT THIS IS JUST NORMAL, BUSINESS AS USUAL
FOR THE DEMOCRATS. THEY'RE ALWAYS OUT THERE CALLING NAMES.))
OUT Q=calling names.
Gilmore, Hager, Earley and Governor George Allen took off on a four city
fly-around tour that breezed through Roanoke and on to the Pork Festival in
Roanoke City will have a new commissioner of revenue next year.
That after last night's Democratic primary--
Incumbent Marsha Compton Fielder lost to Challenger Sherman Holland by a
two to one margin.
Only 9 percent of registered voters took part in the primary--
But Holland says that doesn't tarnish his victory.
IN Q=normally you don't
((SHERMAN HOLLAND: NORMALLY YOU DON'T HAVE PRIMARIES FOR THIS TYPE OF
ELECTION, NORMALLY IT'S IN A MASS MEETING. CONSIDERING IT WAS IN A PRIMARY,
THAT'S A HUGE TURNOUT. ))
SUPER=01-Sherman Holland/(D) Comm. of Revenue Cand.
OUT Q=a huge turnout.
Holland's worked in the commissioner of revenue's office for 16 years.
He decided to run after an audit suggested some city vehicles were being
IN Q=FROM DAY ONE.
((FROM DAY ONE, I'VE ALWAYS SAID, THAT FAIR AND CONSISTENT TREATMENT WAS NOT
GIVEN IN THE COMMISSIONER OF REVENUE'S OFFICE. AND THE AUDIT JUST CONFIRMED
WHAT I'VE BEEN SAYING ALL ALONG. ))
OUT Q=SAYING ALL ALONG.
Holland will go up against Republican nominee Guy Byrd in November.
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Half a day of sunshine isn't too bad-- Robin has the upcoming weekend
But first if you have a hard time remembering names... one expert, has some
hints... those memory tips when we come back.
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Remembering a person's name can sometimes be tough.
But some professionals are learning to make it easier.
A two day workshop given by the Memory Training Institute, is underway in
People taking part use visualization techniques- associating names or words
Training Consultant Gary Castellano says remembering someone's name is
useful in business.
IN Q=the friendship
((GARY CASTELLANO/TRAINING CONSULTANT: THE FRIENDSHIP PRINCIPLE IS VERY VERY
IMPORT IN BUSINESS AND WHAT THAT ACTUALLY IS...PEOPLE LIKE TO DO BUSINESS WITH
PEOPLE WHO THEY LIKE AND TRUST))
SUPER=01-Gary Castellano/Training Consultant
OUT Q=like and trust
Research shows that people only remember 14-percent of what the hear but
over 50-percent of what they see.
IN Q= debbie could be
((GARLY CASTELLANO/TRAINING CONSULTANT: DEBBIE COULD BE..A DEAD BEE..AND YOU
JUST PICTURE THAT DEAD BEE ON THAT PERSON ))
OUT Q= on that person
The Memory Training Institute is a national organization-- about 100 people
signed up for this week's workshop.
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In tonight's Two Minute Ticker-- The recipients of two prestigious golf
scholarships in the Roanoke Valley were named today.
Next on Health Check--
Architecture and medicine meet--
We'll introduce you to a man who designs health care facilities--
He says he gets right in the trenches, to find out what patients and their
IN Q=The only
((JEFFREY YENTZ/THE YENTZ GROUP: THE ONLY UNFORTUNATE THING IS WITH MY MOST
RECENT PROJECT, THE BIRTHING CENTER, I CAN'T GIVE BIRTH, SO I CAN EMPATHIZE
WITH THE MOTHERS BUT I CAN'T ACTUALLY PARTICIPATE IN THAT PARTICULAR ARENA.))
OUT Q=particular arena.
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Good Evening I'm Keith Humphry-- here's a look at what you'll see tonight on
NEWS-7 at SIX.
Optional sex education... a choice between guidance counselors or reading
All hot button topics the Governor's laid in the laps of the State Board of
The board's meeting at this hour to announce four more public hearings on
the much-discussed Standards of Accrediation for Virginia schools.
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That's coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX, Jean.
Thanks Keith We'll be watching.
A Roanoke substance abuse program has a new focus and a new address.
Today, the Phases program celebrated its move into a renovated home on
Less than a year old, the drug treatment program adds another dimension to
substance abuse services in the Roanoke Valley.
IN Q=We've been heavily laden
((HENRY ALTICE/PHASES EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: WE'VE BEEN HEAVILY LADEN WITH
RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMS IN THE PAST, WHICH HAS REDUCED OUR ABILITY TO ADDRESS DAY
TREATMENT, SUPPORT SERVICES, MORE OUTPATIENT- BASED SERVICES AND THIS ENABLES
US TO PROVIDE ANYWHERE IN THE COURSE OF A YEAR, I'D SAY, SERVING MORE LIKE 500
MORE INDIVIDUALS THAN WE COULD HAVE OTHERWISE.))
SUPER=01-Henry Altice/Phases Executive Director;
OUT Q=could have otherwise.
The Phases program has been operating since last summer in rented space.
The move to Campbell Avenue has consolidated offices and meeting rooms
under one roof.
The Food and Drug Administration has been examining research on feminine
At issue: are they safe?
Here's Health Check's Connie Stevens.
IN Q=According to the Centers
SUPER=01-William Soller/Nonprescription Drug Assoc.; :44
SUPER=01-Dr. Gae Rodke/Obstetrician Gynecologist; 1:06
SUPER=@connie2; 1:31 quick
OUT Q=CS, Health Check.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, about a quarter of American
women between the ages of 15-and-44, douche regularly.
But studies have suggested that women who douche are up to four times more
likely to develop ectopic pregnancies and pelvic inflammatory disease.
The concerns prompted an F-D-A hearing on the safety of vaginal douches--
where it was decided that more studies are needed.
Confusing the issue-- the fact that women who are most likely to douche
are also those already at high risk for infection and ectopic pregnancies.
In other words, poor women who smoke and are vulnerable to sexually
transmitted diseases.... which is one reason industry representatives say there
is no cause for alarm.
IN Q=Our advice to women
((WILLIAM SOLLER/NONPRESCRIPTION DRUG MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION:
OUR ADVICE TO WOMEN IS THAT VAGINAL DOUCHING IS SAFE WHEN USE AS DIRECTED.
AND RESPONSIBLE USE OF VAGINAL DOUCHE PRODUCTS OR ANY OTC PRODUCT OR COSMETIC
WOULD BE TO READ THE LABEL, USE AS DIRECTED. ))
OUT Q=use as directed.
Some doctors say there are occasions when douching is necessary for medical
reasons-- but it should not be a daily practice.
IN Q=I certainly
((DR. GAE RODKE/ST. LUKE'S-ROOSEVELT HOSPITAL: I CERTAINLY DO NOT RECOMMEND
DOUCHING AS A ROUTINE MEASURE FOR WOMEN IN MY PRACTICE. THERE ARE SOME SPECIFIC
MEDICAL OCCASIONS ON WHICH I MIGHT
RECOMMEND THAT A DOUCHE BE USED PRIOR TO ANOTHER TREATMENT-- TO REDUCE THE
AMOUNT OF DEBRIS OR THE AMOUNT OF ABNORMAL BACTERIA AROUND.))
OUT Q=bacteria abound.
The experts advise women to remember that their bodies are self-cleaning--
douching won't prevent an unintended pregnancy, or cure an infection-- both
factors in tubal pregnancies and pelvic inflammatory disease.
Connie Stevens, Health Check.))
A new health concern, for AIDS patients taking a powerful combination of
The government says people taking the protease (PROH'-tee-ays) inhibitors
should be watched closely for signs of diabetes.
According to the F-D-A, it's found more than 80 cases where patients
contracted diabetes or high blood sugar, or those diseases worsen suddenly,
after they began taking the combination of AIDS drugs.
But the F-D-A says the cases of diabetes are very rare, and patients
should NOT stop taking their AIDS medicines.
Letters from the government stating that have been sent to thousands of
Roanoke is now home to one of a select number of architectural firms
specializing in health projects.
Jeffrey Yentz (YENTS) has formed The Yentz Group.
Yentz says his mission is to make a difference in health care.
He has worked on a number of high profile developments, including the
15-million dollar renovation and expansion project at Virginia Baptist
Yentz uses something he calls a "trench approach" to help him get a
better sense of how his designs can better serve some medical procedures.
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IN Q=I actually
((JEFFREY YENTZ/THE YENTZ GROUP: I ACTUALLY HAD A MAMMOGRAPHY DONE, I WENT
THROUGH THAT PROCESS, TO FEEL WHAT IT WAS LIKE, IF A WOMAN WENT THROUGH THAT
PROCESS. I PART HARVESTED AT A GROSS ANATOMY LAB, BECAUSE I WAS DOING A SCHOOL
FOR PHYSICAL THERAPY, WHICH MEANT THAT I WAS CUTTING UP CADAVERS AND
EXPERIENCING THOSE NUANCES.))
SUPER=01-Jeffrey Yentz/The Yentz Group;
OUT Q=those nuances.
In addition to Lynchburg Baptist Hospital, Yentz has recently worked with
Radford Community, Lynchburg General, Franklin Memorial, Stonewall Jackson, and
the Salem V-A.
His work has also taken him overseas, to Mexico, Scotland, and El Salvador.
Let's turn now to sports where four high school teams from our area were
victorious last night... Steve Mason has a recap, along with some golf
Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your Mid week ticker. The recipients of
this years Scott Robertson Memorial and Eugene Hawthrone scholarships share
more than the honor of being chosen for the scholarships.
Roy Stanley Has more.
IN Q=First audio
SUPER=01-Martin Kessler/Scott Robertson Scholarship; :15
SUPER=01-Brian Sutton/Eugene Hawthorne Scholarship; :25
OUT Q=...........NEWS 7 SPORTS."
((For the first time in 14 years, The recipients of the scholarships are from
the same school.
They are Byrd's Martin Kessler and Brian Sutton.
The two are co-valedictorians for their senior class and they'll both
attend Virginia Tech.))
((MARTIN KESSLER/SCOTT ROBERTSON SCHOLARSHIP: ))
((BRIAN SUTTON/EUGENE HAWTHRONE SCHOLARSHIP: ))
((ROY STANDUP: ))
Local high school baseball and softball teams were 4 for 4 in state
championship games yesterday. Rustburg and Glenvar won in softball while
William Byrd and Grayson County took home titles in baseball. Let's start with
the Lady Highlanders.
SUPER=03-Powhatan/Group A State Championship; :00
Pitcher Amy Layman pitched 16 innings and gave up only one hit while
striking out 21 batters to lead the Lady Highlanders to a 1-nothing victory.
It's the first state title for Glenvar's softball team since 1993
((AMY LAYMAN/GLENVAR PITCHER:))
((RENAE ANDERSON/HAD GAME WINNING HIT:))
SUPER=01-Amy Layman/Glenvar Pitcher; :
SUPER=01-Renae Anderson/Had Game Winning Hit; :08
OUT Q=...MY JOB"
SUPER=03-Vinton/Group 2A Baseball Championship;
In baseball, Byrd ace pitcher Chris Manning secured the Terriers first ever
double A state title with a strike out to end the game. Byrd beats Tabb 4-1.
SUPER=03-Independence/A State Baseball Championship;
In Group A baseball, Grayson County duplicated Byrd's mark, beating
Brentsville District 4-1 for it's first state title in school history.
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Congratulations are also in order for Rustburg. The Lady Red Devils topped
Loudoun Valley 2-nothing to win the double A softball title. Lindsey Torrence
pitched a 7 hitter in the shutout with 6 strikeouts. That's a wrap for five,
see you again at 6.
The latest advertising gimmick stands 30-feet in the air in New York City.
Delta Airlines unveiled what it calls a "Living" billboard.
The 44-foot long display features the airline's new enhanced Business Class.
If you look up, you'll see ten passengers on board the jet replica complete
with flight attendants.
Meals, hand-held videos and flight instructions are provided.
Flights are scheduled to "take off" three times a day until Saturday.
That's it for NEWS-7 at FIVE-- for more news later tonight--full screen
Join Connie Stevens for our local primetime newscast, NEWS-7 Primetime --
tonight at 10 on WEFC.
See you later, Goodnight