Next on News 7-
She was a amateur- golfer and teacher who landed in jail- Tonight Peggy
Stallins talks with News 7-
A triple murder at a Starbucks coffee shop in Georgetown.
Plus if you're surfing the web how do you know if a business is legit?
Another typical July day across the region expected tomorrow. Showers are
scheduled for midweek and we could use the rain. Stay tuned for forecast
On Health Check, we'll walk through Carilion Health System's new Fast Act
Chest Pain Program--
There's hope it may diminish the odds-- heart attacks are the leading
killer of both men and women in this country.
She's served her jailtime...
Tonight we hear from the former golfer and teacher who was convicted of
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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
After serving five months--Penny Stallins got out of jail today.
Welcomed back by her neighbors on North Market Street in Salem, Stallins
says she realizes now that the Botetourt County jail was where she needed to
IN Q=It's a real wake-up call (first time)
OUT Q=wrong people.
It was June 3rd, 1996 a drug informant set her up in drug deal working with
Botetourt County investigators. She harbors no bitterness. She believes she
"did it" to herself.
We'll hear more of Stallins' candid interview with Keith Humphry on NEWS 7
Charges were dismissed for a Virginia Tech football player accused of
forcing a fellow student to drink large amounts of alcohol.
Judge Ray Grubbs ruled the state did not present enough evidence in the
abduction charge against Bradley Baylor.
The Tech football player was accused last July of forcing Todd Pringle to
drink shots of bourbon or face a beating.
Pringle was found lying unconsicious on a sidewalk with a blood alcohol
content FOUR times the legal limit.
Baylor denied he forced Pringle to drink, saying Pringle was already drunk
when he wandered into his house.
IN Q=I think
SUPER=01-Marc Long/Defense Attorney; :00
OUT Q=was appropriate.
Charges were also dismissed against another Tech Football player in
connection with a SEPARATE incident.
Nathaniel Williams was cleared of any wrongdoing in connection with a fight
outside Squires Student center that seriously injured two track team members.
A coffee shop in a trendy section of Washington D-C turned into a murder
scene this morning.
Three workers at a Starbucks Coffee shop in the Georgetown section were
found dead- the bodies of the two men and a woman were in a back room.
It was another employee arriving for her job at five this morning who found
All three had been shot in the head.
The shootings closed down Wisconsin Avenue- one of the city's main
thoroughfares, this morning.
It seems almost everyone's heard of the extortion case where Bill Cosby was
the alleged target.
Attorneys are having trouble finding jurors who haven't heard about it.
22 year old Autumn Jackson is the woman on trial.
She's accused of trying to extort 40 million dollars from Cosby- by
publically claiming she's the actor's daughter.
((ROBERT BAUM/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: WE INTEND TO DEMONSTRATE THAT HER BELIEVE IS HE
IS HER FATHER. WE INTEND TO DEMONSTRATE THE REASONABLENESS OF THAT BELIEF
BECAUSE THE BASIS BEHIND THAT WHAT WAS INVOLVED HERE WAS A A NEGOTIATION NOT AN
SUPER=01-Robert Baum/Defense Attorney;
OUT Q=not an extortion."
Cosby says he had an affair with Jackson's mother, but denies he is the
Jurors may never find out if Cosby is Jackson's father.
The judge will limit evidence solely to the question of whether Jackson is
guilty of conspiracy and extortion.
Roanoke's mayor wants the city to get aggressive in its bid to build a
higher education center downtown-
It would go in one of the former Norfolk Southern buildings next to the Hotel
In his state of the city address, Mayor David Bowers outlined his plan to
raise the first five-million dollars for the project.
Half would come from various sources in the city.
Contributions from other local governments along with citizen fundraising
campaigns, like the one for the Hotel Roanoke renovation, would make up the
IN Q=Let us
((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: LET US STAND UP FOR WHAT WE BELIEVE WILL HELP
MEET THE POSTGRADUATE AND JOB RETRAINING EDUCATIONAL NEEDS OF OUR COMMUNITY AS
WELL AS MEETING A CONTINUED ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NEED IN OUR DOWNTOWN AREA.
THIS INITIATIVE MEETS A WORTHY GOAL FOR OUR CITY AND AN IMPRESSIVE CHALLENGE
FOR OUR REGION.))
OUT Q=our region.
A study sponsored by state Senator John Edwards last year pegged the total
cost of the project at roughly 13-million dollars.
Coming up on News-7 at Six, we'll tell you about the mayor's other big
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Surfer beware: when crawling through the world wide web there are some shady
sites-- That story heading your way on NEWS-7 at FIVE...
Its an off-road adventure for the Mars rover... as the remote controlled
vehicle is checking out boulders dubbed Yogi and Barnacle Bill.
On Health Check everything from cardiac care-- to dog bites-- to the
comeback, of the trampoline.
We're jumping around all over the place.
Also coming up-- this is the time of year when grilling outside can be a
So how about making it healthy? One expert has some tips later in the
newscast-- stay close.
So far, so good for the Mars' rover.
Sojourner's first assignment- a ten hour rendevous with a rock called
((PETER SMITH/MARS PATHFINDER RESEARCHER: WE CHOSE THIS SITE FOR ONE REASON. WE
WANTED TO SEE THE GEOLOGICAL DIVERSITY THAT'S EXHIBITED ON MARS AND WE'VE NOT
SUPER=01-Peter Smith/Mars Pathfinder Researcher;
OUT Q=not been disappointed."
The rover's job to find out what Mars is made of and look for any signs of
((WE HAVE BASICALLY THE PERFECT SITE. WE HAVE THE PERFECT SPACECRAFT. WE HAVE
THE PERFECT INSTRUMNETS AND WE HAVE THE PERFECT ROVER.))
SUPER=01-Matthew Golombek/Mars Pathfinder Scientist;
OUT Q=the perfect rover."
Sojourner's next job- to explore a wide bottomed rock named Yogi.
If you're overwelmed by the World Wide Web, and want to avoid being ripped
off, the Better Business Bureau wants to help.
It's created the B-B-B Online.
If you see their symbol on a website, it means someone from the bureau has
checked out the business.
IN Q=Better Business Bureau On Line
((FRAN STEPHANZ/BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU; BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU ON LINE, IN
ORDER TO QUALIFY FOR THAT, IT'S A VERY SERIOUS THING, REQUIRES A ON-SITE VISIT,
INTERVIEWS, SOMEBODY IN THIS OFFICE HAS TO GO OUT AND INTERVIEW THE PRINCIPLES,
ACTUALLY SEE THAT INVENTORY'S THERE, IF THAT'S WHAT THEY CLAIM. ))
SUPER=01-Fran Stephanz/Better Business Bureau;
OUT Q=what they claim
(Stephens) Stephanz says consumers need to be more aware of who they're
doing business with, because anyone can run a good-looking web-site from their
Part-time community college professor Tex Wood is back on the campaign
Wood is the official Virginia Reform Party candidate for lieutenant
governor-- and his name is on the ballot.
He kicked off his campaign today in Richmond with a pitch to be the
tie-breaking vote in the state Senate.
IN Q=It's a good
((TEX WOOD/REFORM CANDIDATE FOR LT. GOV: IT'S A GOOD PLACE FOR A THIRD PARTY
TO GET A CHANCE TO MOVE. IT'S A RESPONSIBLE POSITION BUT IT'S NOT AS
ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL. I THINK THE VOTERS UNDERSTAND THAT AND WE DO HAVE TO TAKE
INTO ACCOUNT POLITICAL REALITIES.))
SUPER=01-"Tex" Wood/Reform Candidate for Lt. Gov.;
OUT Q=political realities.
Wood says a bid for governor by him would be unrealistic.
The Reform Party's official nominee for governor dropped out of the race
last month to spend more time with her children.
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In tonight's Two Minute Ticker, the starting pitchers for tomorrow night's
All-Star game have been revealed...
While kids often love puppies and dogs-- it's that same fascination that can
get them into trouble.
Dog bites are becoming an increasingly common problem in this country.
Why the statistics are changing-- and what parents can do about it-- coming
up on Health Check.
Welcome back to News-7 at Five-- more in a moment but first here's a quick
look at what else you'll see tonight on NEWS-7 at SIX.
Making Virginia history on the campaign trail is tough work for John Hager.
SOT T1 01:25:38
((JOHN HAGER/R-CANDIDATE FOR LT. GOVERNOR: I DON'T THINK ABOUT IT, ELLEN. I'M
NOT RUNNING BECAUSE I'M IN A WHEELCHAIR, BUT I'M NOT RUNNING AWAY FROM IT
BECAUSE I'M IN A WHEELCHAIR. I MEAN IT JUST DOESN'T-- IT'S A NO ROLE IN MY
OUT Q=in my mind.
For those looking forward to a long summer of politics, John Hager kicked
off his campaign today in his marathon racing chair.
Ellen Qualls talks with the Republican candidate for governor about his
"first-ever" campaign in about 40-minutes on NEWS 7 at SIX...
Now let's turn to health check-- here's connie stevens.
A million and a half people have heart attacks every year-- about
500-thousand DIE of coronary artery disease.
Many any of these deaths are preventable-- if people would just seek medical
advice-- when the symptoms begin.
IN Q=In the United States
((DR. PAUL FRANTZ/CARDIOTHORACIC SURGEON: IN THE UNITED STATES WE MONITOR HOW
FAST PATIENTS COME TO EMERGENCY ROOM
IN ORDER TO FIND OUT WHETHER THEY ARE HAVING A HEART ATTACK OR NOT.
IN THIS AREA WE ARE ABOUT 35-TO-40
MINUTES BEHIND THE NATIONAL AVERAGE, MEANING THAT PATIENTS ARE HAVING SYMPTOMS
LONGER THAN THE NATIONAL AVERAGE BEFORE THEY SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Paul Frantz/Cardiothoracic Surgeon; :
OUT Q=medical advice.
That's why Carilion Health System has activated its Fast Act Chest Pain
Program-- designed to get people to recognize the early warning signs of a
In turn, the hospital emergency room can provide treatment even faster.
IN Q=The idea is
((THE IDEA THERE BEING THAT TIME IS MUSCLE. THE SOONER WE ARE ABLE TO INTERVENE
AND DETERMINE WHETHER
THE HEART IS THE CAUSE OF THE CHEST PAIN AND IT IS INDEED A HEART ATTACK,
RELIEVE WE CAN PERHAPS SAVE THEIR LIFE OR IMPROVE THEIR HEART FUNCTION BY
SAVING MUSCLE. ))
OUT Q=saving muscle.
If you have symptoms of chest discomfort-- neck pain, or back pain--
especially if it's associated with shortness of breath-- it could be a sign of
You should get treatment immediately.
The American Heart Association wants baby boomers to know there are a
number of coronary heart disease risk factors you can change--
And the lack of exercise is one of them.
One suggestion to get back into exercising is to start with a sport from
your younger days.
If that's not enough motivation -- start slowly.
Try brisk walking first.
And whether it's swimming, dancing or walking -- the advice is to exercise
It used to be that kids and dogs went together.
But a trend towards owning more agressive dogs consequently leads to more
Once every 40- seconds, someone is getting treated for a dog bite.
More than two million kids are bitten every year-- and the C-D-C reports a
nearly 40-percent increase since 1986.
IN Q=There certainly
((DR. LESLIE SINCLAIR/HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES: THERE CERTAINLY
HAS BEEEN AN INCREASE IN THE TYPE OF PET OWNER WHO GETS A DOG FOR SECURITY OR
AS A STATUS SYMBOL AND NOT NECESARRILY AS A COMPANION, AND THOSE ANIMALS ARE
MORE LIKELY TO BE INVOLVED IN A BITING INCIDENCE. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Leslie Sinclair/Humane Society of the U.S.; :
OUT Q=biting incidence.
***CONNIE AUDIO ON CART****
So what can you do to keep your child out of harm's way?
One key suggestion-- teach them to stay calm.
IN Q=I have a six-year-old
((DR. JEFFREY SACKS, EPIDEMIOLOGIST, CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL:I HAVE A
SIX YEAR OLD AND AN EIGHT YEAR OLD AND I HAVE TAUGHT THEM, NUMBER ONE: WHEN
APPROACHED BY AN UNFAMILIAR DOG, STAND STILL LIKE A TREE, THATS THE MOST
IMPORTANT MEASURE, AND DON'T STARE IN THE DOGS EYES, AND DON'T RUN AWAY AND
SUPER=01-Dr. Jeffrey Sacks/Centers for Disease Control; :
OUT Q=don't run away and scream.
Children should also be taught never to disturb a dog that's sleeping or
eating and to steer clear of mothers with their puppies.
Common sense tells you not to tease or play rough games with any dog ...
regardless of how cute the pooch, never pet them on the head or near the eyes.
While all breeds have potential to attack-- hen it comes to fatal attacks,
pitt bulls, rottweilers and german shepards are the most common aggressors.
As the popularity of trampolines has rebounded, so have the number of
In one study, the average age of the injured trampoliner-- ten years old.
The number of those hurt while using a trampoline has jumped in the last
five years from more than 38-thousand-- to over 80-thousand in 1996.
Many of the sprains, strains and breaks are attributed to misuse of the
equipment-- for instance, more than one person jumping at a time.
If care and attention is paid to safety guidelines...advocates say it can
be safe and fun for all trampolinists.
Let's check out the latest news from the sports world...from lacrosse to the
here;s Mike Stevens with a preview of tomorrow's all-star game.
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Welcome folks to Monday ticker, the day before the mid-summer classic, the
major league all-star game.
This year the big event is taking place in Cleveland
SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH/This Afternoon; :00
at Jacob's Field. This afternoon players from both teams got in a little
batting practice and talk time, as they visited with the hundreds of media
members from around the world.
Baltimore's Brady Anderson will lead-off for the AL stars at the plate, while
Randy Johnson will make his fifth all-star appearance as the AL's starting
IN Q="Each one...
((RANDY JOHNSON/AMERICAN LEAGUE STARTER:))
SUPER=01-Randy Johnson/American League Starter; :00
OUT Q=...TO BE HERE."
National League manager Bobby Cox will put his own main man on the hill for
the national league, in Greg Maddux, although he had a lot of choices.
IN Q="Pedro Martinez...
((GREG MADDUX/NATIONAL LEAGUE STARTER:))
SUPER=01-Greg Maddux/National League Starter; :00
OUT Q=...HAPPY TO BE HERE."
The game is set for tomorrow night at eight.
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As the summer rolls on; so do all the athletic camps. The Roanoke College
lacrosse camp is in full swing this week over in Salem.
About twenty athletes from the valley have joined 130 other lacrosse
players from all over the country in the week long camp.
((CHICK CHAKRIAN/NEW YORK HIGH SCHOOL COACH:))
((BILL PILAT/CAMP DIRECTOR:))
((NELSON TAYLOR/OHIO HIGH SCHOOL LACROSSE PLAYER:))
SUPER=01-Chick Chakrian/New York High School Coach; :00
SUPER=01-Bill Pilat/Camp Director; :10
SUPER=01-Nelson Taylor/Ohio High School Lacrosse Player; :22
OUT Q=....coaches teach you"
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Coming up at 6, we will check in on Larry Bird's first practice as a NBA
coach. Have a great evening everybody.
Summer time is perfect for lazy evenings in the backyard, grilling up all
your favorites on the barbeque.
DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Patrick Evans is on our patio with some suggestions for grilling tasty and
healthy dishes all summer long.
SUPER=01-Lee Ann Mathews/Lewis-Gale Health Management;
DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/JEAN
That's NEWS-7 at FIVE...
For more news later tonight--full screen
Join Connie Stevens over on WEFC, for NEWS-7 Primetime-- tonight at 10.
Thanks for watching NEWS-7 at FIVE...good night.