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The Supreme Court and congressional districts. What's going on now, could
This cartoon is causing an uproar.
Plus the Golden Arches will get some green- thanks to a judge's ruling.
Sunny skies, and very pleasant conditions will round out the week. I'll
have forecast details, and a look at annuals today on Growin' It.
On Health Check-- efforts to help doctors help patients with HIV and AIDS.
Plus, taking it on the road-- the Washington AIDS Ride, peddling through
North Carolina and Virginia.
The Supreme Court says race must not be a key factor in the drawing of
congressional districts--what does today's ruling mean for the fight over
Virginia's Third District?
GRAPHIC=News 7 at Five
Good afternoon, I'm Jean Jadhon.
Georgia's effort to give black voters more political power is the latest
rebuffed by the U-S Supreme Court.
The court has struck down a plan for three minority districts -- just as it
gets ready to decide if it will hear Virginia's case.
Virginia's only black congressman, Bobby Scott, represents the
Commonwealth's only black majority district.
The American Civil Liberties Union and the state are now asking the Supreme
Court to uphold it.
IN Q=What the
((KENT WILLIS/VA. ACLU: WHAT THE SUPREME COURT DID SEVERAL YEARS AGO WAS TO
SAY THAT WHEN RACE WAS THE PREDOMINANT FACTOR IN DRAWING THE DISTRICT, SUCH
THAT ALL THE OTHER TRADITIONAL FACTORS ARE SECONDARY, THEN THAT VIOLATES THE
EQUAL PROTECTION CLAUSE OF THE CONSTITUTION. BECAUSE IT'S A RACE CONSCIOUS
DISTRICT. THE ARGUMENT WE'VE MADE HERE IN VIRGINIA AND HAS BEEN MADE IN OTHER
PLACES IS THAT IN MOST CASES ACTUALLY, WHILE RACE IS ONE OF THE ISSUES IT IS
NOT THE PREDOMINANT ISSUE.))
SUPER=01-Kent Willis/Va. ACLU;
OUT Q=predominant issue.
The court will decide later this year if it will even hear Virginia's case.
If NOT, lawmakers will go back to the drawing board to try again.
Virginia death row inmate Joseph O'Dell will NOT get a new sentencing trial.
O'Dell's the inmate who's drawn the sympathies of the Pope and much of the
He faces execution for a 1985 murder of a woman outside a Virginia Beach
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a 1994 precedent, which allowed juries to
be told that life in prison is an alternative to the death penalty, canNOT
apply retroactively to O'Dell's case.
The fate of a child killer now rests in the hands of a New Jersey jury.
SUPER=03-Trenton, NJ/File Tape;
They've already convicted Jesse
Timmendequas of raping and killing
seven-year old Megan Kanka.
Now they'll decide if he'll get the death penalty or life in prison without
Timmendequas was a repeat sex offender.
His murder of Megan Kanka inspired the so called Megan's law- that requires
communities be notified when convicted sex offenders move in.
Cartoons usually make people laugh- even when they have a message-
But one editorial cartoon is causing an uproar.
SUPER=04-The Arizona Republic;
Steve Benson's latest work depicts that now famous firefighter from the
Oklahoma City bombing.
In it, the baby says "stop the killing."
The firefighter replies- oh stop your whining.
Benson claims he was trying to point out the irony of sentencing
McVeigh to death.
The baby depicted in the cartoon died in the bombing. The child's mother
and the firefighter want an apology.
Benson says he won't apologize to people who don't understand editorial
Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Gilmore says he CAN spend more on
education and eliminate personal property taxes at the same time.
Gilmore was in Lynchburg today speaking to about 800 rising high school
seniors at the Boys State convention.
The former attorney general says he'll introduce legislation to hire four
thousand new teachers as soon as he takes office.. and gradually phase out
property taxes by the time he leaves.
IN Q=We're going to
((JIM GILMORE/FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL: WE'RE GOING TO PUSH FORWARD ON THE
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS, WE'RE CONFIDENT THAT WE CAN PUT THEM INTO EFFECT. BUT
PART AND PARCEL TO THIS IS THE PROPERTY TAX CUT. WE BELIEVE WE CAN IMPLEMENT
THIS ENTIRE PROGRAM.))
OUT Q=this entire program.
Gilmore refutes criticism that his tax cut plan is unconstitutional.
His opponent, Democrat Don Beyer, calls the idea a "feel-good" political
HARD MUSIC UNDER
A change at the top is in store for
one local college.
That story is just ahead on News 7 at Five.
and they're moving merchandise again at Crenshaw's--but it's not a big
On Health Check--
THe latest on the benefits and safety of estrogen supplements after
When is an annual flower more like a perennial?
When those flowers reseed from season to season, Patrick will tell us more
about self-seeding annuals today on "Growin' It."
McDonalds has no BEEF with a court decision today.
A judge in England found McDonalds had been libeled by a leaflet published
in the late 80's-
Two vegetarian activists accused the chain of promoting an unhealthy diet,
and abusing animals and workers.
Now they must pay nearly 200 thousand dollars.
((DAVID MORRIS/PROTESTOR: THE JUDGE HAS GOT A RIGHT TO HIS OPINION SO HAVE
HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF OTHER PEOPLE.))
((PAUL PRESTON/CHAIRMAN MCDONALDS UK: WE'RE SATISFIED WITH THE JUDGEMENT BUT
VERY CONCERNED WITH THE LENGTH OF TIME IT TOOK TO REACH IT.))
SUPER=01-David Morris/Protestor; 00
SUPER=01-Paul Preston/Chairman McDonald's UK; 06 quick!
OUT Q=took to reach it."
England's longest trial ever cost McDonalds as much as 16-million dollars.
While the judge threw out most of the claims- he did find some of them
On Monday the repo- man drove away with three truckloads of merchandise from
Crenshaws Electronics and Appliance.
That same lender returned today to claim more inventory to help pay off what
it says is an overdue, 370-thousand dollar debt.
The hauling crews are also scheduled to visit Crenshaws' other location in
Crenshaws plans to reopen its Roanoke store tomorrow, no word on Lynchburg
The North Carolina chain has had a troubled history here.
Last year it purchased the assets of Roanoke-based Holdren's.
But several customers were upset when Crenshaws said it didn't have a legal
obligation to honor Holdren's service warranties.
Nearly three decades ago, he teamed with the Reverend Jerry Falwell to help
create Liberty University.. today, Dr. Pierre (GILL-er-min) Guillermin
announced his retirement.
Guillermin is the only president Liberty has ever known.. he says health
reasons would have forced him to step down five years ago, but Reverend Falwell
convinced him to stay on.
IN Q=And now that
((DR. PIERRE GUILLERMIN/RETIRING LIBERTY U. PRESIDENT: AND NOW THAT MUCH
PROGRESS HAS BEEN MADE TO STRATEGICALLY POSITION THE UNIVERSITY TO ENTER THE
NEXT CENTURY, I FEEL THIS IS THE APPROPRIATE TIME TO STEP ASIDE AND ALLOW THE
INSTITUTION TO BRING IN NEW LEADERSHIP.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Pierre Guillermin/Retiring Liberty U. President; :00
OUT Q=new leadership.
School officials say they'll conduct a nationwide search for Guillermin's
Reverend Falwell says the school's past financial troubles should "not"
scare away prospective applicants.
A private study ranks the "Smart Road" as one of the worst highway projects
in the country.
Opponents of the five-point seven mile highway between Blacksburg and
Christiansburg outlined the findings today.
The study, conducted by a coalition of environmental and community
activists, claims the Smart Road is a waste of money and harmful to the
IN Q=We've known
((MICHAEL ABRAHAM/SMART ROAD OPPONENT:WE'VE KNOWN ABOUT THIS LIST FOR A LONG
TIME, AND WE'VE KNOWN THAT THIS IS THE PERFECT PLACE FOR THIS PROJECT, IT'S
NEVER BEEN A GOOD PROJECT, IT'S NEVER BEEN PARTICULARLY WELL FOUNDED AND IT'S
CERTAINLY NOT POPULAR, SO, NO, IT DIDN'T SURPRISE ME AT ALL. ))
SUPER=01-Michael Abraham/Smart Road Opponent; :00
OUT Q=at all.
Supporters of the Smart Road say the project will ease future traffic
But Abraham claims his research indicates the level of traffic projected by
the state won't actually occur for decades.
Last year a national group led by Jesse Jackson questioned W-D-B-J's hiring
practices when it came to women and minorities.
The group then took its case to the Federal Communications Commission asking
that WDBJ 7's license NOT be renewed.
But, today the F-C-C- disagreed.
Part of its ruling stated that the facts don't justify the allegations and
that renewing the station's license is in the public interest.
Welcome back to News 7 at Five.
Today we're talking about annuals, but those annuals that actually reseed
from year to year, giving your garden some continuity.
Double Boxes=Patrick and Guest/Microwave
With me is Bob Lyons, a Virignia Tech professor and director of the Hort
Gardens at Tech, Bob thanks for being with us, what are we talking about
SUPER=01-Bob Lyons/Horticulture Gardens Dir.;
(Questions: These are just one example of annuals that re-seed, name some
Do they require special care?
What about sunlight and shade?
These will reproduce exactly the same year after year, but that's not true of
Double Boxes=Patrick and Guest/Microwave
(Patrick ad libs good bye)
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Local high school grads who have gone on to bigger and better things are back
home this week--and they're inspiring young people to follow their example.
We'll have that story.
Plus the latest installment in a debate that's been waged for centuries.
On Health Check, Nature versus Nurture-- a report on your child's
Wondering where they got that temperament?
GRAPHIC=News 7 at Six
There's more NEWS-7 at FIVE in just a moment, but here's a look ahead to
what else is coming up on NEWS-7 at SIX.
Goats make good pets, good weedeaters, good sweaters, and good milk.
But they also make a good stew.
SOT TAPE ONE 02:46:58
IN Q=I like
((TERRY GIPSON/VSU GOAT RESEARCHER: I LIKE IT A LOT. I TELL PEOPLE THAT IT'S
A CROSS BETWEEN VENISON AND BEEF. IF YOU LIKE VENISON AND BEEF, THEN YOU'LL
SUPER=01-Terry Gipson/VSU Goat Researcher;
OUT Q=like goat.
SS=News 7 at Six
Join us for that story and more
tonight on News 7 at Six.
Health officials have announced the first clinical practice guidelines for
treating patients with HIV and AIDS-- since the epidemic exploded 15 years ago.
IN Q=We now have
((DR. JOHN BARTLETT/GUIDELINES CHAIRMAN: WE NOW HAVE 11 DRUGS FOR USE IN PEOPLE
WITH HIV INFECTION AND THAT
BRINGS A TOTAL OF 320 COMBINATIONS ))
SUPER=01-Dr. John Bartlett/Guidelines Chairman; :
OUT Q=320 combinations.
Officials say that's why the guidelines are important.
They recommend treating patients early-- in most cases using a combination
of three anti-viral agents.
The guidelines could still change, after public comment.
15-hundred bicyclists are rolling along the highways-- for the Washington
D-C AIDS Ride.
SUPER=03-Raleigh, NC; :
It began at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds this morning-- and will
wrap up four days and 360 miles later at the nations' capitol..
Net proceeds will be funneled to AIDS service providers in Washington D-C.
But some AIDS charities in North Carolina and Virginia aren't
participating-- saying not enough of the money raised actually helps AIDS
Still, for some riders, it's not just about money.
IN Q=The bottom line
((THE BOTTOM LINE IS MY FRIENDS ARE DYING AND MY FRIENDS ARE SICK AND THEY NEED
SUPPORT. THIS IS THE BEST SUPPORT VEHICLE THAT I HAVE SEEN COME AROUND. ))
SUPER=01-Greg Zahn/Rider; :
OUT Q=come around.
There will be five AIDS rides around the country this summer-- raising
close to 25 million dollars
Two new studies further complicate the question of how long post-menopausal
women should take estrogen.
Research from Johns Hopkins University-- found estrogen supplements after
menopause may cut the risk of Alzheimer's disease in half.
But another study, in the New England Journal of Medicine finds that
long-term estrogen use increases the risk of breast cancer deaths by
Experts say these results show the need for making the decision about
long-term estrogen use on a patient by patient basis.
The scientists who created Dolly, the first cloned adult mammal-- are
providing new hope for sufferers of cystic fibrosis.
SUPER=03-Brampton, England; :
The condition causes severe lung and intestinal damage.
Now, a new drug, which comes from the milk of genetically altered sheep,
is ready to be tested on humans.
It's a protein-- known as A-A-T-- it's breathed directly into the lungs.
IN Q=To get enough
((DR. DIANA BILTON/CYSTIC FIBROSIS UNIT: TO GET ENOUGH TREATMENT FOR ALL THE
C-F PATIENTS, WE WOULD JUST NOT BE ABLE TO GET ENOUGH FROM HUMAN BLOOD DONORS,
SO WE'VE GONE TO TRANSGENIC SHEEP, SO THEY CAN PRODUCE ENOUGH PROTEIN AND
THEY'LL HAVE AN ABUNDANT SUPPLY FOR TREATMENTS FOR THE FUTURE.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Diana Bilton/Cystic Fibrosis Unit; :
OUT Q=for the future.
A-A-T will be tested on 12 volunteers in England, with cystic fibrosis.
The protein will not be a cure for cystic fibrosis-- only a possible
It's an age-old debate.
Is a baby born with a particular
Or does environment make the difference?
Scientists over the last few years, have identified genes that may bring us
closer to an answer.
They say a child's initial temperament is largely determined by a genetic
blueprint-- not just one gene, but many.
Then however, comes nurturing.
Some believe nature and nurture work hand in hand-- 50-50, in determining
the final personality of a child.
IN Q=You shouldn't stereotype
((DR. BERNADINE HEALY/OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF MEDICINE: YOU SHOULDN'T
STEREOTYPE A CHILD BECAUSE AT AGE ONE THEY'RE SHY, OR FEARFUL OF STRANGERS,
THAT WOULD BE INAPPROPRIATE. BY THE TIME THE CHILD IS ABOUT SEVEN YEARS OF AGE,
THOUGH. YOU CAN START TO SEE A FAIRLY STABLE DIFFERENTIATED TEMPERAMENT. AND A
PARENT NEEDS TO RECOGNIZE THAT AND WORK WITH IT. DON'T STEREOTYPE BUT USE THAT
AS A GUIDE TO HOW YOU APPROACH THE CHILD AS THEY'RE IN DIFFERENT SOCIAL
SUPER=01-Dr. Bernadine Healy/Ohio State Univ. College of Medicine; :
OUT Q=different social situations.
The bottom line-- you may want to take an individualized parenting
technique, for each child in the household.
And recognize the different strengths and merits of different temperaments
In sports, a Vancouver Grizzly returns home to the Roanoke Valley, ready to
share his N-B-A talents.
and the new Redskins quarterback reports to camp. Here's Mike Stevens with
GRAPHIC=TWO MINUTE TICKER
Good afternoon folks and welcome to the Thursday ticker.
Let's gets rolling today with a trip
up to Redskins' Park in Ashburn where the team's newest member, quarterback
Jeff Hostetler checked into camp.
The former West Virginia signal caller signed with the Skins yesterday, and
he says he did so for protection.
IN Q="Well, ...
((JEFF HOSTETLER/REDSKINS QUARTERBACK:))
SUPER=01-Jeff Hostetler/Redskins Quarterback; :00
OUT Q=...PAID TO DO."
Hostetler as many of you know is the son-in-law of West Virginia head coach
Tomorrow marks the fourth day of George Lynch's hometown basketball camp
as 97 campers continue to fine tune their basketball skills.
Lynch is also making sure his campers tune up on their people skills.
In addition to going over fundamentals, the NBA forward has added some speaking
((GEORGE LYNCH/VANCOUVER FORWARD:))
SUPER=01-George Lynch/Vancouver Grizzly Forward; :00
OUT Q=...proper English
The National Hockey League is set to honor its biggest stars tonight with the
league's annual awards presentation in Toronto.
The Lester B. Pearson award which is given annually to the league's Most
Valuable player will be given to Buffalo Sabres' goalie Dominik Hasek.
He edged Mario Lemieux in the balloting that is done by the players.
The league will also present an MVP award tonight, the Hart trophy, and
Norris trophy announcement could produce an emotional moment. Vladimir
Konstantinov, who is in a coma following a car wreck last Friday, is a favorite
to win the honor.
SS=TWO MINUTE TICKER
Coming up at six, Roy Stanley takes us to the Roanoke Valley horse show to
introduce us to a black man who is finding success in a virtually all-white
Hope to see at six, have a good night everybody.
take a break
For three local seniors, passing high school was a long shot.
Until a former student came to their rescue.
Tina Tenret reports.
IN Q= Allan Moore
SUPER=07-Allan Moore; :09
SUPER=07-Debbie Adams; :24
OUT Q=News 7, Danville
Allan Moore is in his third year at the University of Virginia.
But he has come home to Danville to start a tutoring program for local high
IN Q=It's really
((ALLAN MOORE: IT'S REALLY THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS. PEOPLE WHO HAVE GRADUATED
FROM GEORGE WASHINGTON HAVE A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO GIVE BACK TO THE SCHOOL, AND
THE STUDENTS HERE AT GEORGE WASHINGTON WHO NEED HELP AND HAVE DEMONSTRATED
DIFFICULTY IN THEIR SUBJECTS HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO USE A GREAT RESOURCE.))
OUT Q=great resource
Debbie Adams now works at Burger King. She hopes to enter the Army.
She says she almost didn't graduate.
IN Q=I passed chemistry
((DEBBIE ADAMS: I PASSED CHEMISTRY. I WENT UP. I WAS FAILING WITH AN F. THEN
I CAME BACK AND I PASSED CHEMISTRY.))
OUT Q=passed chemistry
Next year, Moore hopes to match up 20 GW alumni to seniors who need help.
But he says, it's the high school students themselves who make their grades
Tina Tenret, News 7, Danville.))