Valery Green goes to jail for harboring animals.
Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX: the latest on the woman a judge says is
addicted to dogs and cats.
And a scout leader is injured while spelunking near Fairlawn.
Tonight on News 7 Sports, Lee Shirley wins back to back women's state amateur
golf titles at the Cascades, Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt have a tough day
qualifying in New Hampshire,
while veteran Ken Schrader shocks everyone with a dominating pole winning
performance in the Skoal Chevy.
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Former animal breeder Valery Green is out of the dog and cat business-
She'll be spending 30 days behind bars for contempt of court after
violating an order not to own animals.
She was convicted of animal abuse and neglect in March.
Double Boxes=Keith and Tonya/Newsroom
Tonya Flory was at the Franklin County Courthouse for Green's latest court
Tonya, are the animal rights activists who've been involved in this case
satisfied that Green will be serving some jail-time?
Keith, even though Green was found guilty...many don't believe the sentence is
As Judge B.A. Davis put it, Valery Green is addicted to animals...and even her
friends say once she's out of jail...her obsession will take over.
IN Q= Oh, yay
SUPER=01-Wanda Wyrick/Prosecution Witness; :00
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SUPER=01-Jessica Stella/Private Investigator; :20
SUPER=01-Tammy Javier/Humane Investigator; :34 (QUICK!)
SUPER=01-Cliff Hapgood/Commonwealth Attorney; :38
OUT Q= until next week
IN Q= Do you think
((OH YAY, DEFINITELY. IT MAY NOT BE HERE, BUT SHE'LL DO IT AGAIN OR SHE'LL HAVE
SOMEBODY DOING IT FOR HER AGAIN.))
OUT Q=for her again
The Commonwealth's attorney played video and audio tapes of Green talking about
owning felines after she was ordered not to purchase any animals.
The evidence was gathered by a private investigator.
But she says her surveillance job isn't over yet...
IN Q= Yay, I have
((YAY, I HAVE A FEELING WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO KEEP A VERY CLOSE EYE ON HER))
OUT Q= eye on her
Humane Society invesigators say they were first alerted that Green was back in
business when they received a call from someone who saw her buying cat food.
IN Q= She's using
((SHE'S USING THE ANIMALS AS A MONEY MAKING PROFIT FOR HER AND I BELIEVE SHE'LL
CONTINUE TO DO THAT))
OUT Q= to do that
IN Q= I think, clearly
((I THINK, CLEARLY THAT SHE SHOULD NOT HAVE THE CATS IN ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM.
WE DON'T KNOW EXACTLY WHAT'S HAPPENING TO THESE ANIMALS AND PROBABLY WON'T
UNTIL NEXT WEEK))
OUT Q= until next week
The defense attorney is requesting the cats go to a person selected by
Green--but the prosecutor is pushing to have the cats placed in the care of
their original breeder.
Double Boxes=Keith and Tonya/Newsroom
(Keith question--How did the private investigator get the hard evidence tape
recordings against Green?)
Crenshaw Electronics and Appliance may be back in business at Valley View
by this time next week.
The store abruptly closed Wednesday for the second time in a month, posting
a hand- written sign on the door.
An employee who answered the phone at the store today said Crenshaw has
bought back the merchandise that a finance company re-possessed in June.
He predicted the store will re-open no later than week- after- next.
It took rescue crews almost an hour to pull a Boy Scout leader to safety
after he fell in a Pulaski County cave this afternoon.
The man was injured after falling about 10 feet inside the cave.
The 27 year old, whose identity has not been released, was about 40 feet
inside the James Cave near Fairlawn when he fell.
He was caving with a group of Boy Scouts staying at Camp Powhatan in
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.
He suffered a laceration to the head. His injuries do not appear to be life
A hit and run accident killed a man in Bedford County.
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Forty- one year old Howard Johnson was struck and killed last night on Route
Johnson was riding his bicycle at the time.
A little more than an hour later, authorities arrested John Scott.
The vehicle he was driving matched the description of the one witnesses saw
at the crash site.
Scott has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, hit- and- run, and
driving on a suspended license.
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.
Dangerous chemicals running down a Martinsville street could force residents
to move out, at least temporarily.
But that's the worst case scenario.
The EPA is in its second week of testing the water, soil and air on Smith
IN Q=We found some
((FELICIA DAILEY/EPA: WE FOUND SOME CONTAMINANTS HERE. SOME THAT WE EXPECTED
TO FIND AND THEY'RE AT LEVELS OF CONCERN, BUT NOT AT LEVELS THAT MAKE IT A
RAGING EMERGENCY AT THIS POINT.))
OUT Q=at this point
The water running through the drainpipe and down the hill is often coated
with a slick residue and foam.
Robert Steele of the D-E-Q says previous tests found chemicals which are
hazardous in large quantities.
Since then, Steele says, the landowner has continued to build homes here.
The source of these chemicals remains a mystery. It'll take a month to get
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If you're getting cable illegally, it's no joke, you could be charged.
But for a short time Cox Communications is offering amnesty to the offenders.
We'll have that story coming up on News 7 at Six.
Also T-V programs will soon carry a new ratings system--and it's getting good
early reviews from child development experts.
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U-S Airways has told its mechanics in Roanoke the maintenance station here
will be shut down for good March first.
Two months ago the airline warned the 108 machinists who work here 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 Greensboro.
Cox Communication is getting tough on cable theft--and urging those who use
its services illegally to turn themselves in.
Through its Theft Amnesty program--those who are receiving Cox cable without
PAYING for it--can redeem themselves without facing any penalities.
Cox General Manager Gretchen Shine says extensive home by home audits will
soon be underway to nab non-paying customers.
IN Q=If we determine
((GRETCHEN SHINE/COX GENERAL MANAGER: IF WE DETERMINE IN LOOKING INTO THE
WIRING THAT THERE'S A HOME MARKED THAT'S INACTIVE BUT THAT WE KNOW IS RECEIVING
SERVICE..THEN WE'LL APPROACH THE CUSTOMER MAKE HIM AWARE OF THE FACT THE
AMNESTY PROGRAM HAS CLOSED..GIVE THEM ONE LAST CHANCE AND THEN WE WILL PURSUE
SUPER=01-Gretchen Shine/Cox General Manager;
OUT Q=will pursue prosecution
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.
It's a lesson in A-B-C's for parents, or should we say S-L-V's.
A new little box will soon appear in the corner of your TV screen. It's
designed to give parents a heads up on the CONTENT of a particular show--
specifically, "s" will indicate sexual content, "l" for language and "v" for
Dr. Peter Whitehead of Physicians to Children here in Roanoke says he thinks
the more specific content ratings could be more helpful than the existing age
IN Q="Children mature
((DR. PETER WHITEHEAD/PHYSICIANS TO CHILDREN: CHILDREN MATURE AT DIFFERENT
RATES AND CERTAINLY HAVE DIFFERENT KNOWLEDGE BASES AT DIFFERENT AGES. ONE SIX
YEAR OLD MAY BE TREMENDOUSLY DIFFERENT THAN ANOTHER SIX YEAR OLD.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Peter Whitehead/Physicians to Children
OUT Q=another six year old."
The system of rating shows for parents has created controversy. Some say it
turns television into an "electronic babysitter."
Dr. Whitehead warns this system should not be seen as a break from parental
IN Q="I think
((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. ))
OUT Q=before it starts."
The new ratings system will take effect in October.
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.
IN Q=We always think
((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.
On Wall Street the Dow ends the day up more than 35 points after posting gains
of more than 60 points earlier in the session.
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The Dow closed the week at 79 hundred 22.
NASDAQ gained 12 points.
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Delegates to the national Elks convention in Chicago have voted AGAINST
lending the Bedford chapter money to renovate its Elks National Home.
The Bedford Elks have planned a five million dollar facelift to their
facility to make room for accepting the home's first female residents.
But Elks members across the country decided not to lend financial
support... which would have cost them each one dollar year for five years.
The Bedford group has said it will try to find alternate sources of funding.
Its director, William Pickett, could not be reached for comment.
A national program is getting a head start in Roanoke.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has selected the Star
City's Meals on Wheels program as one of 20 pilot programs in the nation.
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.
IN Q=WE'RE TARGETING
((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.;
OUT Q=MONEY FOR FOOD
The program will start in August and run for six months.
L-O-A officials hope this leads to a national breakfast program for senior
They say malnutrition is one of the major causes of illnesses and thus the
program could mean healthier days for many senior citizens.
A Tobacco car wins the pole at New Hampshire. We'll rundown the top 25
qualifiers from this afternoon,plus check out the uniforms for the new
And Steve Mason checks in from the Women's state amateur at the Cascades.
IN Q="A beautiful
OUT Q=...that story in sports"
Winston Cup qualifying today in New Hampshire produced a few head spinning
For starters Jeff Gordon failed to make the top 25, qualifying 29th.
Dale Earnhardt was justa little better qualifying 26th.
Both were light years behind surprise pole winner Ken Schrader.
Here's the entire top 25.
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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.
If Ken Schrader can win the pole, then why can't Darrell Waltrip win the race
DW hasn't made it to victory lane since 1992, but this could be his weekend.
IN Q="I haven't had...
((DARRELL WALTRIP/84 CAREER CUP WINS:))
SUPER=01-Darrell Waltrip/84 Career Cup Wins; :00
OUT Q=...EVEN WIN."
GRAPHIC=Womens state amateur
Today, Lee Shirley became the first Roanoke Valley woman to capture the
state amateur title twice. Steve Mason and photographer Scott Ayers take us to
the Cascades for the final round.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Hot Springs; :00
SUPER=01-Lee Shirley/1997 Women's Amateur Champion; :08
SUPER=01-Amy Ellertson/Finished Second; 1:20
OUT Q=..news 7 sports"
SS=Hold womens amateur
Peggy Woodward beat Chris Epperly this afternoon to win the 40th Senior
Women's Amateur championship.
Chip Sullivan is in danger of making the cut at Quad City Classic PGA event
this week in Coal Valley, Illinois.
Chip followed up yesterday's one over 71 with a three over 73 today.
He is four over par while the club house leaders are at nine under.
It's a little warm to be thinking about hockey, but their was a hot signing
today in the NHL
as free agent Jari Kurri signed a won year contract to play for the Colorado
The 37 year old Kurri is the 11th highest scorer in NHl history.
He also won five Stanley Cup titles while with the Edmonton Oilers.
And finally tonight start saving your money if you want the new jerseys,
jackets and shirts of the former Washington Bullets.
This afternoon Juwan Howard, unveiled the new duds for the Washington
The team name will officially take effect next season, but club officials are
hoping their new uniforms will generate plenty of sales over the summer.
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A Virginia Tech grad is flying high--
as a crew member on the latest Columbia space shuttle mission.
Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom
Tonight News 7 has the opportunity to interview the shuttle astronauts--Jean
Jadhon has more on that.
Keith we'll be talking with the astronauts about their mission, including
what kind of experiments they've been conducting.
19-68 Virginia Tech physics grad Roger Crouch is a payload specialist.
His is an interesting story--Crouch wanted to become an astronaut or fighter
pilot but years ago colorblindness held him back.
We'll have the story, plus all the latest news, weather, and sports tonight
on News 7 at 11--Keith?
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