Next on News 7 at Five-
A homeowner suprises two would be burglars- one suspect is shot. The other
A "REPO" is underway at Crenshaw Electronics and Appliances.
Plus a mother is charged with neglecting her children to spend hours on
Increasing clouds and humidity tomorrow with fairly heavy showers in the
mid-week forecast. Details just ahead.
On Health Check-- lawmakers enter the fight to curb birth defects.
Plus, some news for smokers about dental care-- it appears cigarettes can
do more than just yellow your teeth.
A shooting and state police search in Henry County after a homeowner
surprises two would-be burglars.
Dogs, a helicopter, state troopers and a Virginia Tact Team are combing the
woods for a man they say is armed and dangerous.
SUPER=01-K.D. Cecil/Virginia State Police;
OUT Q=by the homeowner
Police are now searching for the second man in these Henry County woods.
He is described as a white male, about five eight or five nine, slender,
wearing blue jeans and no shirt.
He is reportedly armed with a 25-automatic, taken during the attempted
OUT Q=negative results so far.
The other would-be burglar is in critical condition after the homeowner
shot him in the chest.
A finance company has repossessed a sizeable chunk of inventory at Crenshaw
Electronics and Appliances, a chain that has had its share of problems here.
Double Boxes=Jean and Len/Microwave
Len Besthoff watched the seizure unfold in Roanoke.
Len, I imagine there's lots of merchandise there.
Jean Deustche Financial Services says it's entitled to more than 100-
thousand- dollars worth of appliances in Crenshaw's inventory.
Moving crews began hauling away refrigerators and other merchandise early
This wasn't an easy seizure, though.
A locksmith finally had to be called to get the repossession underway.
Crenshaw's Roanoke store was closed for business today.
Crenshaw got off to a bad start here last year when it purchased the
Holdren's appliance chain, began honoring its extended warranties, then
stopped...explaining it only bought Holdren's assets, not its liabilities.
It has also been sued by this station, WDBJ-7, for failure to pay its
Crenshaw then sued WDBJ, claiming our coverage of last year's events hurt
its bottom line.
Jean an attorney for Crenshaw says the Raleigh based company is surprised
Deustche Financial began this repossession.
Double Boxes=Jean and Len/Microwave
We'll have more reaction on News-7 at Six.
Spotsylvania County authorities say they arrested the wrong man.
Abduction charges against Karl Roush were dropped today.
Roush was accused of kidnapping 16 year old Sofia Silva, who was later
The charges were based on fiber evidence from the Virginia state crime lab.
Last week, authorities learned the lab made a mistake analyzing the fibers.
The move re-opens the possibility that Silva's murder is linked to the
killings of Kristin and Kati Lisk.
Autopsy reports show similarities in the crimes.
An experimental plane crashed and killed the pilot in Buchanan County.
Police say 31 year old James Goodwin of Cedar Bluff took off from a private
He was trying to fly to Tazewell County when he crashed in the Short Gap
Investigators say this was the plane's first flight.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Up next on News 7 at Five--Virginia is not part of the lawsuit against
tobacco companies, but one state official thinks the Commonwealth might still
reap some financial benefit.
and the Rockingham estate, artwork, jewelry-- which of OJ Simpson's prized
possessions will be exempt from seizure?
On Health Check, this study has peaked the interest of volunteers--
Hoping new laser treatments will let them be done with shaving....for good.
Also, it's a classic tale of romance and tragedy---
The latest Opera Roanoke production takes the stage this week, and Patrick
Evans will be along with a preview.
Virginia's got her hand out for tobacco money too.
Just five days after Jim Gilmore stepped down from the office of Attorney
General to run for governor, SUPER=03-Richmond/Today;
one of his former deputies tells a legislative subcommittee the news.
Deputy Attorney General Claude Allen says Virginia could grab some cash from
a settlement without ever suing tobacco companies.
SOT 03:40:00 TAPE TWO
IN Q=If there's
((CLAUDE ALLEN/DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL: IF THERE'S A POT OF MONEY SET ASIDE
FOR SETTLEMENT OF MEDICAID CLAIMS, THAT POT OF MONEY IS NOT SIMPLY SET ASIDE
FOR JUST THE STATE'S THAT ARE SUING, BUT OTHER STATES, THOSE NON-SUING STATES
WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO WEIGH IN ON THAT AS WELL. THAT'S A SIMPLE
STATEMENT OF--THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT WOULD HAPPEN.))
SUPER=01-Claude Allen/Deputy Attorney General;
OUT Q=would happen.
Skeptical Democrats say Allen may be relying on Congress for help.
The attorney general's office also has NOT decided whether to weigh in on
behalf of tobacco companies in their appeal of the FDA regulations.
O-J Simpson's missing Heisman Trophy has reportedly been found- It'll be
turned over to Nicole Brown Simpson's estate.
Los Angeles T-V station K-T-T-V reports an agreement was reached over the
weekend to turn the trophy over--
A lawyer for the estate would not comment. Simpson has said he doesn't know
where the trophy is.
Meanwhile, parties in the civil case went before a judge today to decide
which of Simpson's assets are exempt from seizure.
Simpson was found liable for more than 33 million dollars in damages in the
deaths of his ex-wife and Ronald Goldman.
It's off to prison for James McDougal.
President Clinton's former business partner reported to a Federal Medical
Institution in Kentucky.
((JAMES MCDOUGAL: I'LL TRY MY BEST TO DO EXACTLY WHAT THESE FOLKS WANT ME TO,
TRY BEST TO GET ALONG WITH EVERYTHING IN THERE AND I HOPE TO SEE YOU AGAIN.))
SUPER=07-James McDougal; 04 quick!
OUT Q=TO SEE YOU AGAIN."
McDuogal is serving a three year prison term for illegal financial dealings
He was convicted on fraud and conpsiracy in the Whitewater case-
The Whitewater land deal also involved President Clinton and first lady
Hillary Rodham Clinton.
A Cincinnati mother is charged with locking her kids up while she spent
hours on the Internet.
24 year old Sandra Hacker's charged with child endangerment.
Police say she put her children- ages two, three and five in a filthy room-
and locked the door for six to 12 hours a day.
((TO AVOID BEING BOTHERED BY THE CHILDREN WHE WOULD LOCK THEM IN THE ROOM AND
AT WHICH POINT THEY HAD NO ALTERNATIVE BUT TO DEFECATE WHERE THEY WERE AND
BEING SMALL CHILDREN THEY PROCEEDED TO PLAY IN IT.))
SUPER=01-Sgt. Paul Neudigate/Cincinnati Police; quick!
OUT Q=TO PLAY IN IT."
But police said the area around the computer was immaculate.
The children are in their father's custody.
Alexander Hacker called police Saturday and told them what his ex-wife was
groovy music UNDER
Loves meets a tragic end.
It's (Vear-deez Latrah-viata) Verdi's "La Traviata", on stage this week at
Roanoke College's Olin Hall...
(patrick ad lib)
STOCKS BUMP NEXT
One of Opera's greatest and most tragic love stories, (La Trah-viata) "La
Traviata" is the most recent offering from Opera Roanoke.
Double Boxes=Jean and Patrick/Microwave
Patrick Evans joins us from the campus of Roanoke College, home to the
Opera for the rest of this week.
(Patrick ad lib)
(ROLL CUE: JUST A QUICK SAMPLE...)
IN Q=MUSIC UP
OUT Q=MUSIC DOWN
SUPER=01-Craig Fields/Opera Roanoke;
(Patrick ad libs live interviews and reads over board)
Double Boxes=Robin and Patrick/Microwave
(Patrick ad lib toss to Robin)
SUPER=330-Increasing Clouds/Showers Late/62-64/Variable Clouds/Chance Of
SUPER=331-Increasing/Cloudiness/62-65/Mostly Cloudy/And Humid/80-85;
SUPER=332-Mostly Cloudy/Showers Late/60-62/Chance Of/Showers/74-78;
SUPER=333-Increasing Clouds/Showers Late/60-64/Mostly Cloudy/With
SUPER=334-Clouds & Showers/Patchy Fog/60-62/More Rain/Likely/78-80;
health music under
Still to come on News 7 at Five--
Chicago celebrates its dynasty--
the N-B-A champion Bulls. Mike Stevens will have more in tonight's Two Minute
On Health Check, a word of warning, about baking bread.
Plus, a new study linking unfiltered coffee brews with cholesterol
Still, the new worries could amount to a hill of beans for some java
GRAPHIC=News 7 at Six
There's more NEWS-7 at FIVE in just a moment, but here's a look ahead to
what is coming up on NEWS-7 at SIX.
A historic building near Roanoke's Saint Andrew's Church comes tumbling to
This is the first phase of a major renovation for the Catholic School
campus, looking toward the future.
IN Q=The new building
((FATHER RANDY RULE/ST.ANDREWS CATHOLIC CHURCH: THE NEW BUILDING WILL PROVIDE
A SPACE WHERE WE CAN INCREASE THE ENROLLMENT A LITTLE BIT AND PROVIDE QUALITY
SPACE FOR THOSE WHO ARE HERE ALREADY..AND ALLOW US TO REALLY GROW INTO THE NEXT
SUPER=01-Father Randy Rule/St. Andrew's Catholic Church
OUT Q= the next century
SS=News 7 at Six
Join us for that story and more tonight on NEWS-7 at SIX.
Each year in this country, 150 thousand babies are born with serious birth
A bill designed to diminish those numbers has passed the Senate.
If the bill also passes the house the government will spend 70-million
dollars over the next two years to study birth defects and to encourage
Most people think the worst thing that smoking can possibly do to their
teeth is turn them yellow--
But a new study suggests the damage could be much more significant.
A Tufts University Researcher has found that smokers are twice as likely to
LOSE their teeth, compared to non-smokers.
The long-range study finds that periodontal disease is worse among those
who smoke cigarettes.
That of course, is one of the major causes of tooth loss.
Imagine no more shaving- it's a real possibility for people who have new
An early version of the laser, removed unwanted hair permanently in about a
quarter of all patients.
Now, Doctor Jerome Garden is one of a handful of doctors testing a stronger
((DR. JEROME GARDEN/NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY: PERHAPS IT WILL CAUSE ENOUGH
DAMAGE TO STOP THE HAIR FROM GROWING PERMANENTLY. YOU'RE HOPING PERMANENTLY?
WE'RE HOPING PERMANENTLY.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Jerome Garden/Northwestern University;
OUT Q= HOPING PERMANENTLY (DOUBLE OUT)
What Doctor Garden doesn't know-- is how many treatments it will take.
For patients, the laser's stronger beam can be a bit painful, and it leaves
some redness for about three days.
But this patient barely noticed.
SOT 100 37 39
((LEA KAPOCIUS/STUDY VOLUNTEER: WELL MAYBE JUST LIKE A LITTLE RUBBERBAND UM HIT
SUPER=01-Lea Kapocius/Study Volunteer;
OUT Q=hit the surface."
It's been a popular concept--
Less than 24 hours after the study was announced- the volunteer list was
The way you cook up your coffee could increase your cholesterol intake--
according to a report in the British Medical Journal.
It suggests unfiltered brews, such as espresso, Turkish coffees and French
pressed, could increase cholesterol levels.
IN Q=If you're a heavy
((ALICE LIECHTENSTEIN/TUFTS SCHOOL OF NUTRITION: IF YOU'RE A HEAVY COFFEE
CONSUMER, WHICH RIGHT NOW IS DEFINED AS ABOUT ABOUT FIVE PERCENT, IT CAN RAISE
PLASMA-CHOLESTEROL LEVELS ABOUT FIVE-PERCENT. SO THAT IF SOMEONE HAS CLOSE TO
THE LEVEL OF 200, IT WILL BRING IT UP TO 210. ))
SUPER=01-Alice Liechtenstein/Tufts School of Nutrition; :
OUT Q=up to 210.
****CONNIE AUDIO ON CART***
The culprit is a substance Cafestol-- it's naturally present in
coffee beans, but is removed when the coffee is passed through a
Cafestol is thought to be hard on the blood vessels and heart, raising the
amount of L-D-L or bad cholesterol in the body.
IN Q=It's very important
((IT'S VERY IMPORTANT FOR SOMEONE THAT CONSUMES UNFILTERED COFFEE SUCH AS
FRENCH PRESS COFFEE OR ESPRESSO, THEN IF THEY DO HAVE ELEVATED CHOLESTEROL
LEVELS, THEY HAVE TO THINK ABOUT OTHER WAYS TO BE A BIT MORE STRINGENT WITH
THEIR DIET. IT'S A BALANCE. ))
OUT Q=it's a balance.
This study is easy to swallow for those who do drink FILTERED java.
The bottom line, it doesn't affect cholesterol.
Bakers yeast is comonly used to make bread.
If you make your own bread or brew your own beer, you've probably used
small powdery packets of it.
But now two new California studies find this widely-used product can
occassionaly cause vaginal yeast infections.
The organism in the yeast is very easily transmitted.
Researchers found even the spouses who were bakers could contaminate their
These studies might seem really hard to believe-- but the researchers
found that having even small amounts of the raw dough under your fingernails
could spread it.
And the organism involved is much more resistant to the over-the counter
products many women use to treat vaginititis.
In sports Winston Cup racers are headed to the Golden State this week--
While the Windy City is celebrating another N-B-A Championship. Here's Mike
Stevens with the Two Minute Ticker.
GRAPHIC=TWO MINUTE TICKER
The Monday two minute ticker begins this afternoon with a trip to Chicago
where the windy city turned out in full force to honor the five time world
champion Bulls with a ceremony in Grant Park.
The rally has become almost an annual event for the Bulls who have now won
five world championships in the last seven years.
Playoff Most Valuable Player Michael Jordan dedicated the latest title to the
IN Q="This championship...
((MICHAEL JORDAN/FIVE TIME PLAYOFF MVP:))
SUPER=01-Michael Jordan/Five-Time Playoff MVP; :00
OUT Q=...ANOTHER CITY."
Dennis Rodman kept his comments clean for a change and vowed to be back next
year to make a run at another championship.
No word from the Bulls at this time on whether or not he will be offered a
Closer to home, George Lynch opened his seventh annual Hometown Basketball
camp this morning at William Fleming and Ruffner schools.
Nearly 100 campers started a week's worth of learning with the Vancouver
Grizzlies forward today.
The camp continues through Friday, and some openings are still available.
The Winston Cup circuit heads west this week not to a road course but to
Roger Penske's new California Speedway for the California 500.
SUPER=03-Fontana, CA; :00
This Sunday's race will be the first at the 2 mile tri oval. Rusty
Wallace, who drives Penske's number 2 Miller Lite Ford has tested at the track.
Wallace finished 29th in yesterday's Miller 400 At Michigan.
While Ernie Irvan captured the spotlight in what turned out to be an
emotional day. Irvan's first win of the season comes at the track that nearly
took his life three years ago.
((ERNIE IRVAN/WINNER OF MILLER 400:))
SUPER=01-Ernie Irvan/Miller 400 Winner; :00
OUT Q=....it's great"
Jeff Gordan finished fifth and has a 46 point lead over Mark Martin
heading to California for this weekend's race.
SS=2 minute ticker
Jean will be be right back with more news 7 at five.
I'll see you later tonight at six.
Have a pleasant evening everybody.
TAKE A BREAK
State education secretary Beverly Sgro says Virginia's new Standards of
Accreditation are a model for the rest of the nation to follow.
Sgro was in Lynchburg today-
She talked to more than 800 rising high school seniors at the Boys State
Sgro says delaying the high school barrier tests until the year 2000 should
ease concerns that the new standards are being implemented too fast.
IN Q=The board very
((BEVERLY SGRO/VA EDUCATION SECRETARY: THE BOARD VERY CAREFULLY DID LISTEN TO
THE PUBLIC, THE PUBLIC DID THINK IT WAS GOING TOO FAST, THE BOARD CHANGED IT
AND I THINK HAVING THAT REQUIREMENT THAT NINTH GRADERS IN THE YEAR 2000, THE
GRADUATING CLASS OF 2004, BE THE FIRST ONES WITH THE BARRIER, IS A VERY
REASONED APPROACH, IT GIVE STUDENTS AMPLE TIME TO LEARN WHAT THEY NEED TO
LEARN, FOR TEACHERS TO TEACH WHAT THEY NEED TO TEACH AND FOR SCHOOLS TO BE
PREPARED TO DO IT.))
SUPER=01-Beverly Sgro/VA Education Secretary; :00
OUT Q=to do it.
The state education council gave tentative approval to the new standards
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 --
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Coming up tonight at 11, Roanoke City Council considers whether members
news, weather and sports. See you later, have a good evening.
should be elected to represent wards. More on that story, plus the latest