Coming up on News 7-
One man is dead, a woman wounded and a Henry county man behind bars charged
with the crime.
Hurricane Danny is heading toward land.
Plus more students are heading to Radford University.
Just ahead in weather, the weekend forecast, the beach forecast and a look in
on the first hurricane to affect the mainland this year.
On Health Check--
Faith and healing-- in terms of health.
One group of scientists seems to agree that quote-- "there's something
A 36-year old Henry County man is behind bars, charged with first degree
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Good afternoon I'm Jean Jadhon.
Last night wasn't the first time Danny Hall is accused of firing shots in
the home at 215 Lackey Road, but this time it was fatal.
Henry County Police say Hall sprayed dozens of rounds last night killing
23-year old David Lawson.
Hall's estranged wife Sandra was also shot in the upper right leg.
She in good condition today at Baptist Hospital.
A third victim managed to escape without injury...
IN Q=There were three
((LT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT.: THERE WERE THREE INDIVIDUALS
IN THE HOUSE. THE TWO PEOPLE THAT I'VE LISTED AS BEING WOUNDED AND A
16-YEAR-OLD FEMALE. WE'RE NOT GIVING HER NAME AT THIS TIME BECAUSE OF HER AGE,
BUT SHE WAS A WITNESS TO THE THE INCIDENT AND SHE WAS FORTUNATE THAT SHE WAS
NOT WOUNDED BY ANY OF THE STRAY BULLETS IN THIS INCIDENT.))
SUPER=01-Lt. Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Dept.;
OUT Q=this incident.
Charges that Hall shot at his wife back in April were dropped at a hearing
earlier this year.
Hall is currently being held in the Henry County jail on four felony charges
including first-degree murder, malicious wounding and use of a firearm.
A convicted killer's testimony has helped send his sister to prison.
A Pittsylvania County jury today found Mary Dalton guilty of second degree
murder, and sentenced her to 15 years in prison.
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./December, 1995
The 19-year-old woman was convicted in the murder of an elderly man two
Dalton's brother Paul was convicted of killing Aubrey Atkins, but he
testified that he confessed only to protect his sister.
Mary Dalton was also found guilty of illegal use of a firearm, and accessory
Hurricane Danny is churning toward land with winds of 75 miles an hour.
SUPER=03-Grand Isle, LA;
Danny passed over the barrier islands of Louisiana last night- dumping rain
and flooding highways.
It's now off the coast of Mississippi and Alabama- Landfall is expected
In (Pasca-gula) Pascagoula, Mississippi folks are boarding up and heading
((WE'RE GETTING A LATE START CAUSE IT TURNED INTO A HURRICANE JUST LAST
OUT Q=just last night."
People are stocking up on food, water and batteries and many are heading to
Danny is creeping along the gulf- drifting toward the Northeast.
The city of Miami paid its lasts respects to Gianni Versace today-
SUPER=03-Miami Beach, FL;
Hundreds attended a closed door memorial service-
Many honored the designer by wearing Versace designs in black.
The fashion designer was gunned down outside his mansion on Tuesday.
Meanwhile the manhunt continues for suspected serial killer Andrew Cunanan.
The 27 year old is wanted for 5 murders.
Police haven't determined if yesterday's murder of a Miami Springs' doctor
is connected. Witnesses said a man fitting Cunanan's description was seen
fleeing the scene.
((FIVE FOOT TEN, DARK HAIR, SLIM BUILD. THAT'S A VERY GENERIC DESCRIPTION. IT
FITS PROBABLY FORTY PERCENT OF THE POPULATION IN MIAMI.))
SUPER=01-Sgt. Pete Andreu/Metro-Dade Police Dept.;
OUT Q=population in Miami."
Meanwhile police are watching airports and bus terminals carefully.
Virginia's parental notification law went into effect earlier this month,
but already a judge has issued a waiver to it.
The Richmond Times Dispatch says a 17 year old girl told a judge in
Charlottesville she did not want to tell her parents she wanted an abortion
quote "because they would kill her if they found out."
The judge ruled yesterday the girl would not have to notify her parents.
Officials said the teenager has not yet had the procedure.
Locally David Nova of Planned Parenthood of the Blue Ridge says his group
has discussed the judicial waiver provision of the law with several clients.
But Nova says so far, none of his clients has applied for it.
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Women will soon join the ranks of the Roanoke fire department. That story
is coming up next on News 7 at Five.
And if your son or daughter is getting ready to enter Radford University,
they will have plenty of company. This year's freshmen class is one of the
largest in recent years.
Chronic Pain is a problem for millions-- and it is on the rise.
As we'll hear on Health Check, the American Medical Association wants
something done about it.
Also Roanoke's Mill Mountain Zoo is all decked out for its big annual
Denise Allen will join us with a preview of Zoo Do.
Florida's electric chair is not cruel or unusual punishment-
That's what a judge ruled today- saying the 23 hundred volts of electricity
bring almost instant death.
((JUDGE A.C. SOUD/FLORIDA CIRCUIT COURT: HIS HEART WENT INTO INSTANT
FIBRILLATION ALL OF WHICH CAUSED HIM TO LOSE CONSCIOUSNESS AND PERMIT HIS DEATH
TO OCCUR WITHIN 34 SECONDS OF THE INITIAL JOLT OF ELECTRICITY. HE SUFFERED NO
SUPER=01-Judge A.C. Soud/Florida Circuit Court;
OUT Q=no conscious pain."
Soud turned down a death row inmates appeal to ban the electric chair.
But the chair may be on its way out in Florida anyway.
Lawmakers passed a bill that would phase in lethal injection.
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The first recruits hired under Roanoke's merged fire and emergency medical
services department have received their badges.
The group includes six new recruits and 28 members of the former E-M-S
Five of those certified as fire fighters are women. They say they're ready
to meet the challenge.
IN Q=THe added weight
((NICOLE WADE/ROANOKE FIRE-EMS: IT'S VERY PHYSICALLY TAXING. THE ADDED WEIGHT
OF THE UNIFORM, THE TURNOUT GEAR, PLUS THE ADDED HEAT. IT MAKES IT VERY
PHYSICALLY TAXING LIKE I SAID, GOD BE WITH ME I'LL BE ALL RIGHT.))
((MARCI DEAL/ROANOKE-EMS ROOKIE: WE HAVE TO DO EVERYTHING ON OUR OWN. WE HAVE
TO PASS THE SAME TESTS AS THE GENTLEMEN. THEY DON'T TREAT US ANY
SUPER=01-Nicole Wade/Roanoke Fire-EMS Rookie; :00
SUPER=01-Marci Deal/Roanoke Fire-EMS Rookie; :14
OUT Q=us any differently
The 13 week rookie school teaches fire fighting strategy and other rescue
The new recruits start on the job next week.
Radford University is reversing a trend of recent years--enrollment is once
again on the rise.
School officials say there's been a lot of interest in new programs and they
believe that's part of the reason for a 25 percent increase in summer school
IN Q=The May-mester
((DR. GARY ELLERMAN/CONTINUING EDUCATION DIRECTOR: THE MAY-MESTER WAS CLEARLY A
SUCCESS. THE THREE, THREE AND A HALF WEEK PROGRAM THAT WE PUT IN. BECAUSE IT
DOES GIVE SOME WONDERFUL OPTIONS FOR STUDENTS. THAT PRESENTED SOME REAL
CHALLENGES FOR FACULTY BECAUSE THEY HAD TO TAKE A COURSE THAT ORDINARILY THEY
WOULD TEACH OVER A 15 WEEK PERIOD AND CONDENSE IT DOWN TO 3 WEEKS AND THE
RESULTS WE'RE GETTING ON THE SURVEY SHOW THAT BOTH THE FACULTY AND STUDENTS
LIKE THAT. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Gary Ellerman/Continuing Education Director
OUT Q=like that
This fall's enrollment is also up. The freshman class will be 10 percent
larger than last year.
Virginia Tech on the other hand is trying to decrease its number of
students. Despite a record number of applicants, 300 fewer freshmen were
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There's dining by candlelight but how about dining with the animals?
It's happening at Roanoke's Mill Mountain Zoo.
(Denise ad lib)
STOCKS BUMP NEXT
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The staff at Mill Mountain Zoo is always looking for ways to raise money and
support the zoo operation.
Their biggest annual fundraiser gets underway tonight.
Denise Allen is there--
Double Boxes=Jean and Denise/Microwave
Denise what can you tell us about the Zoo-Do event?
SUPER=01-Becky Beard/Special Events Coordinator
(Denise ad lib live interview)
Double Boxes=Denise and Robin/Microwave
(Denise toss to Robin)
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A dip in the pool is a good way to beat the stifling temperatures.
Coming up on News 7 at Five we'll tell you about a program that's letting
some local kids enjoy the water.
A breakthrough fertility technique--
On Health Check, we'll tell you about Cytoplasmic Transfer-- which has
brought one couple a healthy little girl.
IN Q=It's a complete
((IT'S A COMPLETE DIFFERENT LEVEL OF TECHNOLOGY. NOW WE'RE CORRECTING
INTRACELLULAR DEFECTS AND ALLOWING CELLS THAT PREVIOUSLY HAD NO POTENTIAL TO
MAKE A VIABLE INFANT-- CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A VIABLE HEALTHY BABY. ))
OUT Q=a viable healthy baby.
I'm Keith Humphry with a preview of one story you'll see tonight on NEWS-7
You may remember the pair of prosecutors that traded places between Roanoke
and Honolulu last year.
They exchanged jobs in their respective U-S Attorney's Offices- -traded case
loads, homes, cars- -even clothes, HE says.
Now they're doing it again- -with a new wrinkle.
We'll tell you what that is- -AND let you in on a secret we DIDN'T tell you
about the first time.
It's a little love story, Jean ...coming up on News 7 at Six.
Double Boxes=Jean and Keith/Newsroom
(Keith toss to Jean)
Medicare paid 23-- billion dollars more than it should have just last year.
Government auditors say for every dollar spent on the health program for
the elderly, they estimate 14 cents was lost to either fraud, abuse or simple
The audit comes as Congress considers ways to curb the growth of Medicare
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And health maintenance organizations may not be shouldering their share of
the burden when it comes to providing insurance for the elderly.
A new study finds many elderly patients switch out of their H-M-O's to
other insurers when they become ill-- and rejoin them when they get better.
Congress is considering lowering its medicare reimbursement to H-M-O's.
Chronic pain is considered an epidemic-- effecting tens of million
Americans, suffering from pain so severe they can't lead productive lives.
The American Medical Association says there's been an alarming rise in
cases-- because 40-percent of the time, doctors mis-diagnose the reason behind
A reason that may be treatable through surgery.
IN Q=People don't realize
((DR. CHRISTINE ASDOURIAN/ANESTHESIOLOGIST: PEOPLE DON'T TOLERATE AS MUCH PAIN
ANY MORE, THEY WON'T GO BACK TO WORK WITH A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF PAIN, THEY'LL
COME AND SEE US.))
SUPER=01-Christine Asdourian/Anesthesiologist; :
OUT Q=and see us.
***CONNIE AUDIO ON CART***
The organization is urging doctors to talk to their headache patients about
alternative therapies such as stress management.
As for traditional treatments, there's concern chronic pain patients are
taking too much aspirin and over the counter remedies.
IN Q=I've had patients
((DR. NELSON HENDLER/MENSANA CLINIC: I'VE HAD PATIENTS WHO TAKE 10, 12, 14
ASPIRINS A DAY. THEY DON'T REALIZE THEY ARE PUTTING THEMSELVES AT RISK FOR A
SERIOUS COMPLICATION. THEY MAY HAVE BLEEDING THAT LANDS THEM IN THE HOSPITAL.
SUPER=01-Dr. Nelson Hendler/Mensana Clinic; :
OUT Q=in the hospital.
The A-M-A says many cases of chronic pain could be prevented-- if Americans
were in better physical shape and exercised regularly.
Some top scientists say their work supports the idea that religious faith
and spirituality can improve health and
The scientists, meeting this week in Washington, say spirituality can help
prevent illness, help people cope
with it, help in treatment and help speed up recovery from it.
The belief is that spirituality gives people reason to keep trying in
difficult circumstances-- and religious faith usually provides a good source of
The National Institute for Healthcare Research is trying to encourage
scientific study of the phenomenon.
A new high-tech treatment for infertility.
Here's the living proof--
two-month old Emma, conceived in a laboratory and born to Maureen and Micheal
39-year-old Maureen has defective eggs-- after four failed in-vitro
fertilizations, she allowed doctors in New Jersey to experiment-- and perform
what's called a cytoplasmic transfer.
IN Q=This is
((DR. JACQUES COHEN/ST. BARNABAS MEDICAL CENTER: THIS IS SURGERY ON A CELLULAR
SCALE. WE BASICALLY DO A MICROSURGERY TECHNIQUE ON ONE CELL, THE EGG. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Jacques Cohen/St. Barnabas Medical Center
OUT Q=one cell, the egg.
The egg is made up of two parts-- a nucleus, which contains a mother's
genetic material...and cytoplasm which fuels the egg's development.
Doctors removed a small amount of the cytoplasm from the healthy egg
of another woman, a donor.
They inserted it into Maureen's egg, along with her husband Micheal's sperm.
Then, the embryo began to develop.
Despite the involvement of another woman, genetically, Emma is purely
Micheal and Maureen's.
Doctors have performed this transfer in only six cases-- and in four cases,
A second woman is now pregnant-- and of course, there is Emma.
In sports--training camp time for the Washington Redskins.
And Nascar qualifying at Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania.
Here's Steve Mason with the Two Minute Ticker.
Winston Cup drivers waited through a brief rain delay before qualifying
began at Pocono for Sunday's Pennsylvania 500.
SUPER=03-Long Pond, PA/Fox; :00
Wally DallenBach was on the pole for most of the afternoon before Joe
nemechek knocked him off with a speed of 168.881 miles per hour. 10 cars still
need to qualify; here's your top 10.
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WIPE TO QUALIFYING
SUPER=0107-1. Joe Nemechek/168.881 MPH/2. Wally Dallenbach//3. Dale
Jarrett//4. Jeff Gordon//5. Ken Schrader//;
SUPER=0107-6. Mark Martin//7. Bobby Labonte//8. Steve Grissom//9. Bill Elliott
//10. Darrell Waltrip//;
From the track to the gridiron. Former cave Spring and Virginia standout
Tiki Barber has arrived at Giants training camp with his new three year deal.
Camp began today and we will hear what Tiki has to say at six.
The Washington Redskins opened their 1997 training camp by opening up
their wallets and giving quarterback Guss Frerotte a bigger allowance for the
next four seasons.
Mike Stevens and photographer Scott Ayers have more on Gus's new deal as
the first day of camp.
SUPER=03-Frostburg, MD; :08
SUPER=01-Gus Frerotte/Signs For 18 Million; :28
SUPER=01-Charley Casserly/Redskins General Manager; :42
SUPER=01-Norv Turner/Redskins Head Coach; :50
OUT Q=.....news 7 sports."
coming up at six; Roy Stanley will have a report on how the heat is affecting
a couple of outdoor events in the commonwealth games.
Many of us find relief from the summer heat by visiting the pool.
In Roanoke the Red Cross is offering swimming lessons to low income
Delania Lee signed up for the free swimming course, along with her young
She's hoping the extra practice will help her become a lifeguard.
SOT tape 1 10:45:13
IN Q=I knew how
((DELANIA LEE/SWIMMING STUDENT: I KNEW HOW TO SWIM, BUT I FOUND THAT YOU LEARN
MORE WHEN YOU HAVE THE INSTRUCTORS. THEY TEACH YOU MORE. AND SOME THINGS I
THOUGHT I KNEW, THAT I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW. SO, I HAVE FUN. ))
SUPER=01-Delania Lee/Swimming Student;
OUT Q=so i have fun
Instructors hope the program will encourage more inner city kids to take
part in swimming as a sport.
SOT tape 1 11:15:35
IN Q=Due to the fact
((TALENA COX/SWIMMING INSTRUCTOR: DUE TO THE FACT THAT THERE'S NOT MANY ROLE
MODELS FOR THE CHILDREN IN THESE AREAS, IN SWIMMING, WE HOPE THAT THIS WILL
ENCOURAGE THEM TO PURSUE THAT LATER ON IN LIFE. ))
SUPER=01-Talena Cox/Swimming Instructor;
OUT Q=later on in life
Red Cross organizers say 40 people are taking part in the course this
summer-- and they have room for 40 more.
The program is being funded through a grant from the Downtown Rotary Club.