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A REAL-LIFE LESSON FOR THE BOY SCOUTS-- A SCOUT LEADER TAKES A FALL IN A
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It's FRIDAY July ELEVENTH...
Our top story--
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(( I HAVE A FEELING WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO KEEP A VERY CLOSE EYE ON HER))
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A private investigator's evidence lands former breeder Valery Green in
jail...for contempt of court.
Good Evening, this is NEWS-7 Primetime on W-E-F-C.
I'm Connie Stevens.
Green was ordered NOT to own any animals-- but she was caught with several
Judge B-A Davis sentenced her to 30 days in jail and set bond at
Back in March, the judge ordered more than 100 cats and dogs be seized from
Green was found guilty of animal abuse and neglect.
Commonwealth's Attorney Cliff Hapgood says Green is nothing more than a scam
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((SHE SENT ANOTHER PERSON IN WHO POSED TO BE A CAT FANCIER AND SHE BOUGHT CATS
IN HER NAME, KNOWING FULL WELL THESE CATS WERE VALERY GREENS. AND THAT SIMPLY
MADE IT POSSIBLE TO GET THE CATS. NO BREEDER AT THIS POINT WOULD SELL CATS TO
SUPER=01-Cliff Hapgood/Commonwealth's Attorney;
OUT Q= to Valery Green
A private investigator provided Hapgood with audio and videotaped evidence
that Green had bought cats and kittens.
Campbell County sheriff's deputies who were investigating a "peeping Tom"
Thursday ended up arresting one of their OWN.
Authorities were called to the Lighthouse Apartment complex after a resident
complained a man was looking into her bedroom.
The woman identified the suspect as 26- year- old Timothy Eric Bradley, a
corrections officer at the Campbell County jail.
Bradley lives in the same apartment complex.
He's been charged with peeping into an occupied dwelling.
Sheriff Robert Maxey suspended Bradley with pay while an internal
investigation is conducted.
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A Boy Scout leader was rescued from a cave in Pulaski County this afternoon.
The 27-year old man was injured after falling 10 feet through a crevice in
James Cave near Fairlawn.
He was caving with a group of scouts staying at Camp Powhatan in Snowville.
IN Q=The main
((BRAD NESTER/PULASKI CO. LIFESAVING CREW:THE MAIN CONCERN, IN THIS CAVE WE HAD
TO DEAL WITH TWO LEDGES...REAL MUDDY. ))
SUPER=01-Brad Nester/Pulaski Co. Lifesaving Crew;
OUT Q=real muddy.
The man's name has not been released yet.
His injuries don't appear to be life threatening.
On its one- year anniversary of doing business in Virginia, Crenshaws says
its first year will NOT be the LAST.
Though the North-Carolina- based home- appliance store shut down abruptly
earlier this week, the company insists it's just a temporary situation.
The store had to close for a few days LAST month when one of its creditors
moved in and confiscated merchandise from Crenshaws for lack of payment.
It may be another week or so THIS time, before the store reopens.
U-S Airways has told its mechanics the maintenance station in Roanoke will
be shut down for good March first.
Two months ago, the airline warned the 108 machinists that Roanoke's
aircraft maintenance station would be phased- out over the next year.
This week U-S Airways revealed the March date.
Over a 90-day period, union machinists will begin transferring to Tampa.
Supervisory personnel may find THEY'RE out of work.
U-S Airways' ROANOKE station is the smallest in the system.
The airline is also closing its maintenance shop in Winston-Salem and
The Environmental Protection Agency is back in Martinsville investigating
some hazardous chemicals running down a residential street.
The E-P-A is in its second week of tests on Smith Lake Road.
It says if chemical levels are high enough, local residents may have to
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((FELICIA DAILEY/EPA: THEY NOTICED SOME BLACK OOZING MATERIAL AND ALSO FOAM ON
TOP OF THE WATER. THAT'S WHAT ALERTED THEM THAT THERE COULD BE A PROBLEM.
THEY CONTACTED THE FIRE DEPARTMENT WHO IN FACT SAMPLED.))
The Department of Environmental Quality also found a small amount of
chemicals that are considered hazardous if found in large quantities.
But the D-E-Q notes the landowner has continued to build homes there since
Results should be available in about a month.
(Toss to patrick!)
(PATRICK EVANS is next)
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Watching your home burn to the ground can be a devastating experience, but a
new study by Virginia Tech could help fire victims deal with their loss...
Plus--test results are back on the rifle that supposedly killed Martin Luther
King, Junior...was it the murder weapon? More on the story when NEWS-7
go to break
A judge in Tennessee has ordered more tests on the rifle that authorities
say was used to kill Martin Luther King, Junior.
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This, after a court hearing where it was revealed that some of the bullets
test-fired from the rifle show MARKS that were not on the bullet that killed
Lawyers for James Earl Ray want
the additional tests, in hopes of getting him a new trial.
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((JOHN CAMPBELL/PROSECUTOR: I THINK WE'RE BACK IN THE SAME BOAT WE
WHRE WE WERE WHEN THE TEST WAS COMPLETED, WHEN THEY WERE TALKING IN TERMS OF IT
BEING INCONCLUSIVE, BASICALLY WHERE WERE WERE A MONTH AGO, WHERE WE WERE 20
YEARS AGO AND 30 YEARS AGO. ))
SUPER=01-John Campbell/Prosecutor; :
OUT Q=30 years ago.
Some consider the new tests-- and scheduled hearings-- as baby steps in a
case that needs one giant leap.
Cox Communications is cracking down on what it says is a growing problem of
Cox is launching a theft amnesty program--
Anyone who's receiving service for free can turn themselves in without facing
General Manager Gretchen Shine says those who don't admit they are using a
cable service without paying, will eventually be caught.
IN Q=After August 31st
((GRETCHEN SHINE/COX GENERAL MANAGER: AFTER AUGUST 31ST WE'RE GOING TO CONDUCT
AN EXTENSIVE HOME BY HOME AUDIT OF OUR SYSTEM AND BY HOME BY HOME I MEAN THAT
THERE'S A PEDESTAL IN FRONT OF A NEIGHBORHOOD OR A PERSON'S HOME AND OUT OF THE
PEDESTAL..THE WIRES SERVICING THE HOME ARE MARKED. SO WE KNOW WHO IS NOT
RECEIVING CABLE SERVICE AND WHO IS ))
SUPER=01-Gretchen Shine/Cox Communications General Mgr.;
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To take advantage of the amnesty program from now through August 31st call
Cox Cable at 776-3848.
If caught, you could face a felony charge--up to five years in jail--- and a
maximum fine of 25-hundred dollars.
If the Elks chapter in Bedford is going to renovate its National Home, it
will have to do it without the help of the national chapter.
Elks members across the country have voted overwhelmingly against paying for
a five million dollar facelift of the facility.
Members would have been taxed a dollar-a-year for five years to pay for the
The building is preparing to make room for its first female residents.
The home's director, William Pickett, is attending the national convention
in Chicago and could NOT be reached for comment.
Long after their home has been rebuilt and their possessions restored, fire
victims can still suffer lingering psychological effects.
Two Virginia Tech psychologists hope to learn more about how families cope
with the aftermath of a residential fire.
They'll be interviewing selected families who have suffered through a house
fire in recent months.
Lynchburg, Roanoke and Danville are among the cities participating.
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((FRED MILLS/LYNCHBURG FIRE CHIEF: WE ALWAYS THINK ABOUT IT AND WE ARE CLOSELY
ATTUNED TO THE FACT THAT IT IS A VERY DEVASTATING LOSS FOR A FAMILY EVEN IF
THERE ARE NO INJURIES AT ALL, TO LOSE EVERYTHING OR NEARLY EVERYTHING IN A
FIRE, IT CAN SET A FAMILY BACK YEARS IN THEIR FINANCIAL WELLBEING. SO WE'VE
ALWAYS KNOWN ABOUT IT, BUT WE'VE HAD NO WAY TO TREAT THAT OR DO ANYTHING ABOUT
SUPER=01-Fred Mills/Lynchburg Fire Chief; :00
OUT Q=anything about it.
Mills says results of the study will be used to help develop mental health
treatment programs for fire victims.
Malnutrition is considered a major cause of illness--
In an effort to alleviate that problem, the U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services has enlisted the Star City's Meals on Wheels program.
The League of Older Americans' Area Agency on Aging delivers lunch to about
450 valley residents.
The pilot program will enable the agency to deliver BREAKFAST to about half
of their clients.
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((MICHELE DALEY/MEALS ON WHEELS NUTRITION DIR.: WE'RE TARGETING THE HIGH
NUTRITION RISK. PEOPLE THAT DON'T HAVE FAMILY SUPPORT, THAT LIVE ALONE THAT
DON'T HAVE THE MONEY FOR FOOD.))
SUPER=01-Michele Daley/Meals on Wheels Nutrition Dir.;
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The program starts next month and runs through February.
Roanoke is one of 20-pilot programs in the country.
The L-O-A hopes this eventually will lead to a national breakfast program
for senior citizens.
While the Mars Pathfinder is gathering headlines in outer space--
Seven astronauts on the shuttle Columbia, are busy on America's 83rd shuttle
Roger Crouch is a payload specialist on the mission.
He has local ties to our area-- Crouch holds two degree from Virginia Tech.
He says he always wanted to be an astronaut-- Now, he's achieved his
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((ROGER CROUCH/PAYLOAD SPECIALIST: ALWAYS WANTED TO-- DIDN'T KNOW IF I'D EVER
MAKE IT OR NOT, SO I'VE JUST CONTINUED TO STRIVE FOR THAT AND WENT FOR IT. SO
I'M A PRETTY LUCKY GUY. ))
SUPER=01-Roger Crouch/Payload Specialist;
OUT Q=lucky guy.
Crouch specializes in micro-gravity experiments.
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((ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE'RE LOOKING AT IS HOW TO HAVE FIRES THAT ARE MORE
EFFICIENT, THAT USE LESS FUEL, THAT PRODUCE LESS POLLUTION, IMPROVE PROCESSES
ON THE GROUND.))
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The astronaut has kept close ties to Virginia Tech and is proud of the
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(( IT'S BEEN A GREAT YEAR, THEY GOT A GUY THAT WON THE NOBLE PRIZE OUT OF THE
PHYSICS DEPARTMENT. I WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO BE CHOSEN TO GO TO SPACE, ANOTHER
TECH GRAD WAS CHOSEN JUST THIS YEAR. IT'S BEEN AN OUTSTANDING YEAR AS FAR AS
I'M CONCERNED ))
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Still to come-- the Hill was alive today-- with the sound of accordians.
Hundreds of accordion players converged on the capitol for a rather
Get ready to polka, as News 7 PRIMETIME continues.
It's an undoubtedly frightening experience-- when your doctor calls to tell
you your pap smear is abnormal.
That's the case with one out of every ten paps-- but that doesn't mean one
out of ten is cancer.
It's important not to panic.
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((DR. PAM KIMBROUGH/OBSTETRICIAN-GYNECOLOGIST: THERE'S A WIDE VARIATION OF
ABNORMAL CELLS OR ABNORMAL PAPS FROM MILD
CHANGES-- DUE TO INFLAMMATION OR INFECTION-- TO THE SEVERE EXTREME OF CANCER.
BUT THE OVERWHELMING MAJORITY ARE FORTUNATELY JUST SOME MILD CHANGES THAT MAY
NOT NEED ANY TREATMENT AT ALL. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Pam Kimbrough/Obstetrician-Gynecologist; :
OUT Q=treatment at all.
Many women with an abnormal pap smear are surprised to be told that in most
cases-- not much needs to be done.
IN Q=A lot of times
((A LOT OF TIMES WE MAY JUST REPEAT THE PAP IN 3-4 MONTHS OR WE MAY PROCEED TO
CULPOSCOPY--WHICH IS WHERE YOU LOOK WITH A CULPOSCOPE AT THE CERVIX--WHICH
GIVES A MAGNIFICATION TO SEE WHY THE ABNORMAL CELLS ARE THERE-- AND POSSIBLY
DO A BIOPSY. ))
OUT Q=a biopsy.
Cervical cancer is generally very slow growing.
So, by having regular pap smears, it can usually be caught-- and cured in
its pre-cancerous stages.
A more specific T-V ratings system is on the way.
But how will it affect the youngest viewers?
The latest system is designed to alert parents to a show's content--
especially sex, violence and language.
The new ratings will appear along-side the age ratings that are currently
shown in the top corner of the screen.
One pediatrician in Roanoke says this new system should only be used as a
guide for parents.
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((DR. PETER WHITEHEAD/PHYSICIANS TO CHILDREN: I THINK PARENTS SHOULD TAKE A
LOT OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR TV WATCHING. PARENTS SHOULD WATCH TV WITH THEIR
CHILDREN. BUT I THINK IT GIVES A GOOD IDEA OF WHAT'S ON TV BEFORE IT STARTS.
SOMETIMES OF A PROGRAM, BUT THE CONTENT THAT NIGHT MIGHT BE DIFFERENT FROM WHAT
YOU'RE USED TO.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Peter Whitehead/ Physicians to Children
OUT Q=you're used to."
Most of the major networks are going along with the program. ABC, CBS, Fox
and the big cable networks say they'll add the new ratings in October.
NBC is objecting to the system.
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Our top video now-- it's something
you don't see every day.
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Hundreds of accordion players from around the country converged on Capitol
Hill for the Capitol Steps Spectacular.
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It's all part of the American Accordionists Annual Festival and
So if you're a polka fan, the nation's capitol is the place to be this
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Loads of golf coming your way tonight on Primetime sports as Steve Mason
checks in from the women's State-Am in Hot Springs.
We'll also take a look at the PGA, LPGA and Seniors tours on cut day.
Plus, qualifying results from New Hampshire.
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But the San Diego Chargers signed NFL journeyman Ray Crittenden to a one
year contract today.
The former three sports star at Virginia Tech was in the Panthers' camp last
summer, and before that he spent time in New England.
His arrival gives the Chargers two Hokie receivers as Crittenden joins Bryan
Now let's check tonight Friday night scoreboard.
WIPE TO SCORES
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SUPER=0092-/San Diego/0//Colorado/0/5///Montreal/4//Cincinnati/2/8/Giants &
SUPER=0114-/Utah Starzz/28//L.A. Sparks/41//Halftime/;
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take a break!!
GRAPHIC=Women's state am
Lee Shirley became the first Roanoke Valley woman to win the state amateur
twice today as she successfully defended her title.
Steve mason was at the cascades course for the historic moment.
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SUPER=01-Lee Shirley/1997 Women's Amateur Champion; :14
SUPER=01-Amy Ellertson/Finished Second; :40
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Peggy Woodward captured the 40th state amateur women's seniors championship
beating Chris Epperly on the Homestead course.
On the LPGA scene there will be no three peat for two time defending US Open
champ Annika Sorenstam.
She missed the cut today with an 8 over two day total.
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The leader at the halfway point is Alison Nicholas of Britain.
She is 6 under through 36 holes and one stroke in front of Kelly Robins,
Nancy Lopez, and Lisolette Neumann.
Chip Sullivan missed the cut at the Quad City Classic PGA event today in Coal
Chip followed up yesterday's one over 71 with a three over 73 today.
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The cut ended up being even par which is 140.
This Sullivan is playing well. Mike Sullivan shot his second straight 67.
He's three shots behind leader Keith Fergus at the turn.
The Senior's Players Championship is taking place in Dearborn, Michigan this
weekend at another one of those Nicklaus designer courses.
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And the designer, Jack himself, is indeed in the hunt.
Today he shot a five under 67 to move to eight under par through 36 holes.
He's just one shot behind leader Larry Gilbert who stands at 9 under after
coming through with a 68 today.
J.C. Snead shot his second straight 74 today. He at four over heading into
Imagine a day on the Winston Cup circuit when Jeff Gordon qualified outside
the top 25 and Ken Schrader won a pole.
It seems so farfetched, it's the stuff of which dreams are made.
And for Schrader it was a dream come true today at New Hampshire.
Here's the top 25 for Sunday's Jiffy Lube 300.
WIPE TO QUALIFYING
SUPER=0107-1. Ken Schrader/129.429/2. Bobby Hamilton//3. Ricky Craven//4. Chad
Little//5. Dale Jarrett//;
SUPER=0107-6. Steve Grissom//7. Kyle Petty//8. John Andretti//9. Jerry
Nadeau//10. Terry Labonte//;
SUPER=0107-11. Ernie Irvan//12. Rusty Wallace//13. Sterling Marlin//14. Geoff
Bodine//15. Jeff Burton//;
SUPER=0107-16. Mark Martin//17. Bobby Labonte//18. Ricky Rudd//19. Joe
Nemechek//20. Darrell Waltrip//;
SUPER=0107-21. David Green//22. Jeremy Mayfield//23. Bill Elliott//24. Rick
Mast//25. Ted Musgrave//;
OUT Q=.....LAST CAR.
Gordon was 29th, while Earnhardt was 26th fastest.
That's News 7 Prime Time. Thanks for joining us and have a nice weekend.