Next on News 7-
Remember the woman with all the cats and dogs? She's back in trouble again.
An American jet hits severe turbulence injuring 22 passengers.
Nothing but sunshine for the weekend, and then a chance of showers heading
into next week--typical July weather and the forecast is coming up.
On Health Check-- Clearing up some confusion today,
in light of reports of the first known case of H-I-V being spread through
She's been to court before, but today the former breeder is behind bars for
violating a court order.
GRAPHIC=NEWS-7 AT FIVE
Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
Valery Green was found in contempt of court...
She was ordered NOT to own any animals, but instead was caught with several
Judge B-A Davis sentenced Green 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
IN Q=she sent another
((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 video taped evidence
that Green had bought cats and kittens after being ordered not to.
Test results are back on the rifle that supposedly killed Martin Luther
A judge in Tennessee says there is some evidence bullets in Earl Ray's rifle
do NOT match the bullet that killed King.
((THIS COMPARISON REVEALED THAT THE GROSS AND UNIQUE SIGNATURE LEFT ON THE 12
BULLETS BY JAMES EARL RAY'S RIFLE WAS NOT PRESENT ON THE DEATH BULLET.))
SUPER=01-Judge Joseph Brown/Tennessee Criminal Court;
OUT Q=ON THE DEATH BULLET.
The evidence could help get a new trial for Ray- the man who's in prison for
Meanwhile the judge ordered more testing on the rifle.
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 says 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.
A man was killed last night in a hit and run accident in Bedford County.
SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Last Night;
41 year old Howard Johnson was struck and killed on Route 4-60, while riding
About an hour later, authorities arrested John Scott--
The vehicle he was driving matched the description witnesses gave police at
Scott is charged with involuntary manslaughter, hit and run, and driving
with a suspended license.
An American Airlines jet hit air turbulence- injuring 22 passengers.
The jet was on its way from Seattle to New York when it ran into turbulence
over North Dakota.
((WITH NO WARNING WHATEVER. THE PLANE JUST DROPPED. JUST DROPPED STRAIGHT
BUTT TO 10:09:29
((AND SO ALL OF US WHO WERE NOT TIED DOWN WE WENT STRAIGHT TO THE CEILING.))
((THE FOOD THE CANS THE TRAYS AND IT HAPPENED TWICE- ONCE AFTER THE OTHER))
OUT Q=AFTER THE OTHER."
Several passengers say they thought the plane was crashing.
((IT WAS JUST A BANG. IT ALMOST FELT LIKE THE PLANE CRASHED INTO ANOTHER PLANE.
FOR THAT SECOND YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED. YOU THINK YOU'RE FINISHED.))
OUT Q=think you're finished."
The plane was diverted to Denver so passengers could be treated.
The injuries were mostly cuts, bruises and neck injuries.
The Environmental Protection Agency found hazardous chemicals running down a
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
IN Q=They noticed
((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
The latest results should be available in about a month.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
How will the new television ratings help parents? We'll hear from one
pediatrician when NEWS-7 at FIVE continues...
Plus, cable pirates watch out...
The folks at Cox Cable are on the lookout for those enjoying television
without paying their fair share.
On Health Check-- an important genetic discovery-- that may not only help
those with the rare Niemann Pick's Disease....
It may be also be a big step in understanding the more common cholesterol-
caused heart disease.
Also coming up- Andrew Freiden takes us to camp in Radford...
Fine-arts camp, that is...stick around for that story when we come back.
Cable theft is on the rise across the country--
But in the Roanoke Valley, Cox Communications is trying to crack down on the
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.;
OUT Q=service and who is
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.
With the announcement of the new, more specific TV rating system coming to
the small screen, how is that going to help children?
pre pro here
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.
IN Q="I think
((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.
If the Elks chapter in Bedford is going to renovate its National Home, it
will have to do it without any national HELP.
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.
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There's an overnight camp in Radford where your kids don't have to worry
about mosquitoes or leaky tents.
IN Q= a different kind
((ANDREW FREIDEN: ))
OUT Q=more coming up
STOCKS BUMP NEXT
Summer weather sends a lot of high school kids outdoors.
But some students spend their time indoors, learning the fine arts.
Andrew Freiden spent the afternoon checking out a couple of the programs at
IN Q=It's not exactly a summer
SUPER=01-Eloise Philpott/Radford Professor;
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health music under
In tonight's Two Minute Ticker-- Mike has qualifying results for Sunday's
Jiffy Lube 300.
Getting an abnormal result back from a pam smear can be pretty traumatic--
but, keep in mind, that diagnosis covers a broad spectrum--
The key is getting it done, and catching an abnormality early.
The Centers for Disease Control is reporting the first known case where the
AIDS virus was transmitted by kissing.
The patients involved both had gum disease which caused bleeding at times.
The doctors emphasize that the virus was transmitted by the blood and not
IN Q=We haven't
((DAVID BOYER/STOP AIDS PROJECT: WE HAVEN'T HAD QUESTIONS ABOUT KISSING SINCE
REPORTER: DO YOU THINK YOU WILL NOW?
BOYER: I THINK WE WILL, AND I THINK PEOPLE HAVE TO KNOW THIS ISN'T ABOUT
KISSING, THIS IS ABOUT BLOOD TO BLOOD TRANSMISSION.))
((PAT CHRISTIAN/SAN FRANCISCO AIDS FOUNDATION: THIS EPIDEMIC WOULD LOOK VERY
DIFFERENT IF SOCIAL KISSING TRANSMITTED THIS DISEASE. MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF
PEOPLE WOULD HAVE HIV, FORTUNATELY WE DON'T HAVE THAT SITUATION. SOCIAL,
CASUAL KISSING IS NOT GOING TO TRANSMIT HIV. ))
SUPER=01-David Boyer/Stop AIDS Project; :00
SUPER=01-Pat Christian/San Francisco AIDS Foundation; :11
OUT Q=to transmit HIV
The C-D-C recommends that couples not kiss deeply if one of them has the
A new discovery is being hailed as a possible step toward battling
cholesterol-caused heart disease.
Government scientists say they've found a gene, which when it mutates,
causes the rare and fatal cholesterol illness in children called Niemann-Pick
They report in the journal "Science" that the mutated gene, along with
eight other mutations, can cause the disease.
Scientists hope this breakthrough will help them understand how
cholesterol moves inside cells.
It could help experts figure out why some families develop premature
coronary artery disease.
People who have already suffered with cancer or have relatives who have had
cancer are more likely to develop a second cancer.
A report in the Lancet found that having a close relative raised the
risk of getting a second tumor up to SEVEN percent.
The authors say there is a genetic reason that people are prone to getting
a second cancer after treatment for the first.
They also say that radiation therapy used to treat the first cancer may
trigger another cancer.
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.
IN Q=There's a wide
((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.
Montgomery Regional Hospital is planning its biggest construction project in
Several new rooms will be added onto the hospital's "Birthing Center".
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./File Tape; :
Montgomery Regional's "Outpatient Surgery" area will also undergo expansion
Additional space is also planned for the "Occupational Health Department".
Construction is expected to begin this fall.
The hospital's last construction project was in 1995-- when the "Birthing
Center" was completed.
Let's talk golf now-- Lee Shirley was a first today...at the women's amateur
More on that story and qualifying results for Sunday's Jiffy Lube 300--right
now... here's Mike.
GRAPHIC=TWO MINUTE TICKER
Welcome folks to your Friday and for many of you out their the start of the
Let's get the ticker started in New Hampshire where the Winston Cup have
arrived in Loudon for this Sunday's Jiffy Lube 300.
As fate would have it Ernie Irvan arrives in town the defending race champ
but out a job for next season.
Still, he's excited about the weekend.
IN Q=I FEEL...
((ERNIE IRVAN/DEFENDING JIFFY LUBE 300 CHAMP:))
SUPER=01-Ernie Irvan/Defending Jiffy Lube 300 Champ; :00
OUT Q=...GOOD FEELING."
Time trials didn't get started until after 3:30 this afternoon, and they are
just winding up.
Let's see who won the pole and see if Ernie was able to crack the top 25.
go to motion
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.
GRAPHIC=Women's state am
The Homestead and the cascades were busy with golfers today. Peggy
Woodward captured the 40th state amateur women's seniors championship beating
Lee Shirley became the first Roanoke Valley woman to win the state amateur
title twice today. Steve mason has a recap.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Hot Springs; :00
SUPER=01-Lee Shirley/1997 Women's Amateur Champion; :14
SUPER=01-Amy Ellertson/Finished Second; :40
OUT Q=..news 7 sports"
On the men's side, Chip Sullivan is in danger of not making the cut at the
Quad City Classic in Illinois. He's four over through two rounds.
More stuff at 6, have a safe weekend.
A family thought they'd never see their dog again-
SUPER=03-Palm Bay, FL;
The Myers were moving from Michigan to Florida in their mobile home- when
Rugrat slipped out at a rest stop.
The family didn't realize until 30 miles down Interstate 95.
The Myers went back- could not find Ruggy and reluctantly continued on.
((I THOUGHT THAT I WOULD NEVER SEE HIM AGAIN. I THOUGHT HE WAS GONE FOREVER.))
((I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO THINK. I COULDN'T BEAR TO LOSE HIM EVER FOR ONE
SUPER=07-Leah Myer; 00 quick!
SUPER=07-Matt Myer; 05 quick!
OUT Q=EVEN FOR ONE NIGHT."
Enter the Maury's. They found Rugrat- picked him up- and left their name at
the rest stop.
((I KNOW HOW I WOULD FEEL IF I LOST MY PET, BAD.))
((I DIDN'T WANT ANYTHING TO HAPPEN TO IT. I FIGURED THE SAFEST THING TO DO WAS
BRING IT TO FLORIDA.))
SUPER=07-Diane Morey; 00 quick!
SUPER=07-Jim Morey; 05
OUT Q=IT TO FLORIDA.
The Myers called the rest stop- contacted the Maurys-
Amazingly both lived in Palm Bay Florida-
The Myers and Rugrat are together again.
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...have a nice weekend.