Next on News 7-
Will one of the men charged in the decapitation and burning of a Grayson
man- remain behind bars?
A college student is dead several others treated after a fraternity party-
And a smelly problem in South Boston-
How about a repeat of Tuesday's Weather on Wednesday. That's our forecast
story in a few minutes.
Banking the blood from your baby's umbilical cord.
We'll tell you about the latest uses for this life-saving substance, on
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((IN VIEW OF ALL THE CIRCUMSTANCES INVOLVED THE COURT WILL DENY BOND IN THIS
OUT Q=this hearing.
One of the two men charged in connection, with the murder, decapitation and
burning of a Grayson County man will remain behind bars.
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Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
The judge made that ruling this morning after listening to testimony from
defendant Emmett Cressell and his mother.
DOUBLE BOXES Jean/TERESA
Teresa Hamilton was in the courtroom and joins us now from our Blacksburg
Jean, Cressell told the judgeSUPER=@TERESA1;
he wouldn't leave the area, but that apparently wasn't enough to sway Judge
SUPER=01-Mark Claytor/Cressell's Attorney; :32
OUT Q=our appeal. (quick out)
(( Former Roanoke County Prosecutor Mark Claytor says his client is not a
risk to the community-- that Emmett Cressell, Junior has siblings living in
Virginia and would NOT risk his family's farm.
But Claytor's arguments weren't enough.
It turns out Cressell was already "free on bond" from a malicious wounding
charge at the time Garnett "GP" Johnson was doused with gasoline, burned and
decapitated at a drinking party in Elk Creek.
The prior charge was apparently connected to a fist fight over money.
((MARK CLAYTOR/CRESSELL'S ATTORNEY:ANYTIME ANYONE COMMITS A FELONY WHEN HE'S
OUT ON BOND FOR ANOTHER FELONY, THE DEFENSE SOMEWHAT HAS THE UPHILL ROAD TO TRY
TO GET BOND ESTABLISHED, WE THOUGHT, THAT GIVEN THE UNUSUAL SETS OF
CIRCUMSTANCES, IN BOTH OF THESE CASES, THE JUDGE WOULD GRANT HIM A REASONABLE
BOND BUT OBVIOUSLY THE JUDGE DIDN'T SO WE NOTED OUR APPEAL. ))
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Cressell was the first to report Johnson's murder to authorities-- something
Claytor brought out in court,double boxes Jean/Teresa
but again, it wasn't enough to sway the judge.
(Were any of the victim's family members in the courtroom?)
A Franklin County moonshiner charged with shooting his son will serve a
shorter sentence than expected.
William "Dee" Stanley pleaded guilty to a lesser offense in order to have the
malicious wounding charge thrown out.
Scott Stanley was shot in the stomach in February last year at the family's
Both Stanley's lawyer and the prosecution agree a plea bargain was the best
IN Q=The Stanley family
((WILLIAM DAVIS/DEFENSE ATTORNEY:THE STANLEY FAMILY HAS BEEN THROUGH MORE THAN
YOU CAN IMAGINE AND WE JUST NEEDED TO GET IT BEHIND US AND THIS WAS THE BEST
WAY TO ACHIEVE THAT SO THAT SO THAT'S WHAT WE DID.
CLIFF HAPGOOD/COMMONWEALTH ATTORNEY:THE FIREARM COULD NOT BE MATCHED TO THE
BULLET BECAUSE THE BULLET STILL REMAINS IN SCOTT STANLEY AND AS A RESULT WE DID
NOT HAVE A STRONG CASE AGAINST HIM. WE FELT IT WAS BETTER TO GET A CONVICTION
FOR THE POSSESSION OF A FIREARM AFTER BEING DECLARED A FELON THAN TO NOT HAVE
ANY CONVICTION AT ALL))
SUPER=01-William Davis/Defense Attorney; :00
SUPER=01-Cliff Hapgood/Commonwealth's Attorney; :12
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Stanley was sentenced to six months in prison-- he'll begin serving his time
It's still not known what sparked the massive warehouse fire in Smyth County
last week that forced more than 500 people from their homes.
Sheriff's deputies, state police and federal officials with the bureau of
Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms are investigating.
The Marley Molding's warehouse burned for nearly two days-- sending a thick
cloud of black smoke into the air-- for several miles.
Authorities have spent the past few days sifting through debris and
((CHIP SHULER/SMYTH CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.:RIGHT, WHAT THEY SAW, MAYBE WHERE, GIVE
US A GENERAL LOCATION OF WHERE THEY SAW THE FLAMES FIRST COMING THROUGH AND
PEOPLE, THEY'VE BEEN REALLY GREAT, THEY TALKED TO US, COOPERATED VERY WELL. ))
SUPER=01-Chip Shuler/Smyth Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :00
OUT Q=very well.
Authorities estimate damage to the building at more than one million
A Louisiana college student is dead after a fraternity party-
SUPER=03-Baton Rouge, LA;
Paramedics were called shortly after midnight-
They found about TWO dozen Louisiana State University students either passed
out or asleep-
One of the students went into cardiac arrest.
((WILLIAM JENKINS/LSU CHANCELLOR: WE ARE HEARTBROKEN AT THE DEATH OF ONE OUR
NEW STUDENTS. BENJAMIN WIN OF COVINGTON A NEW TRANSFER STUDENT AND A PLEDGE OF
SIGMA ALPHA EPSILON FRATERNITY WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT A LOCAL HOSPITAL EARLY
TODAY AFTER WHAT WAS AN OFF CAMPUS PARTY TO CELEBRATE FRATERNITY BIDDING DAY.))
SUPER=01-William Jenkins/LSU Chancellor;
OUT Q=fraternity bidding day."
Paramedics treated 24 students- four were taken to the hospital-- one is
HARD MUSIC UNDER
The crew aboard the Russian space station Mir is catching its breath, after
fixing its oxygen generating system.
And a little later on NEWS-7 at FIVE... Congressman Bob Goodlatte, is trying
to break the house when it comes to gambling on the net.
You're probably familiar with bone marrow transplants.
There's now a similar life-saving procedure-- that uses the blood from a
baby's umbilical cord.
We'll explain, on Health Check.
A group of furry creatures is not welcome in Danville--
Stick around for the story when NEWS-7 at Five returns.
The government is apparently changing its mind on air bags.
USA Today reports Federal regulators are dropping plans to let mechanics
disconnect air bags.
Instead, safety officials will propose allowing on-off switches in new cars.
The devices are blamed for dozens of deaths even though they've saved
thousands of others.
The oxygen systems are back up and running on the Russian space station Mir.
It was yesterday that both the main and backup oxygen generators failed at
the same time.
((BILL HARWOOD/CBS NEWS CONSULTANT: THIS WAS NEVER A LIFE THREATENING PROBLEM.
EVERYONE SHOULD KEEP IN MIND THAT MIR HAS AN ESCAPE VEHICLE ON BOARD.))
SUPER=01-Bill Harwood/CBS News Consultant;;
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The wife of Astronaut Michael Foale says she's stayed positive about the
((RHONA FOALE/ASTRONAUTS WIFE: WHENEVER THE PROBLEMS HAPEN THE FLIGHT SURGEON
CALLS ME FROM MOSCOW AND TELLS ME THEY'VE HAD THIS PROBLEM. THEY'RE OK. I
HAVEN'T REALLY BEEN UPSET OR PANICKY OR ANYTHING.))
SUPER=01-Rhonda Foale/Astronaut's Wife;
OUT Q=or panicky or anything."
During Mir's eleven year mission it's had more than 15 hundred breakdowns.
Congressman Bob Goodlatte is trying to make internet gambling go bust.
Today he announced plans to introduce a bill banning on-line gambling,
except in states that decide to make it legal.
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((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/(R)- SIXTH DISTRICT; THERE'S AN ESTIMATED 7 MILLION PEOPLE
IN THIS COUNTRY THAT ARE PROBLEM GAMBLERS, OR ADDICTED TO GAMBLING AND ( 11
13:08:36) ALL SORTS OF SOCIETAL PROBLEMS FROM DIVORCE TO BANKRUPTCY TO DRUG AND
ALCOHOL ADDICTION SHOW UP IN HIGHER RATES AMONG THAT GROUP OF PEOPLE THAN AMONG
SOCIETY AS A WHOLE.))
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Boss Casinos, which operates this off-shore internet gambling site says,
"the impact legislation would have is impossible to estimate.
I could very well see a future where people ignore such a law."
That could be costly under Goodlatte's bill-- it carries a maximum four year
sentence for running a web site, and a six month sentence for using one.
***LIVE MUSIC UNDER***
Nashville may be the center of the country music universe...but you can find
country music stars right in the Star City.
(patrick ad lib)
STOCKS BUMP NEXT
Most of the time people who want to be country music stars go TO Nashville,
but today we have a different kind of story.
DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Patrick Evans tells us of a group that LEFT Nashville to play and record
SUPER=01-Warren Amberson/"Acoustic Endeavors"
PATRICK OVER MUSIC
DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN
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health music under
Virginia Tech prepares for this weekend's season opener on the road against
Steve Mason has the lowdown in tonight's Ticker.
It's touted as Biological Insurance.
On Health Check-- banking the blood from your baby's umbilical cord--
Thanks to advances in technology, cord blood is now being used to save
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((IT USED TO BE ONE MAN'S TRASH IS ANOTHER MAN'S TREASURE. NOW IT'S ONE MAN'S
TRASH IS SOMEONE ELSE'S LIFE. ))
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I'm Keith Humphry, here's something you'll see only on NEWS-7 at SIX.
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Tonight, Kimberly McBroom continues our series on domestic violence, "Why
Does She Stay?".
New state laws promise to protect victims like Sherri Songer.
She's now working at the women's shelter she first went to for help a year
But ultimately, its the victim who must help herself, by first admitting
the abuse is occurring.
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IN Q=Anything that would happen
((SHERRI SONGER: ANYTHING THAT WOULD HAPPEN TO ME PHYSICALLY, I WOULD MAKE UP
AN EXCUSE. I WOULD GO TO THE DOCTOR AND SAY SOMETHING ELSE HAD HAPPENED-- JUST
TO COVER, I GUESS, THE EMBARRASSMENT FOR MYSELF THAT I WAS ALLOWING THIS TO BE
HAPPENING TO ME. ))
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What prompted Songer to leave her abusive home?
double boxes Keith/Jean
Along with how the law is working to protect victims, tonight on NEWS-7 at
"Why Does She Stay", tonight at Six... Thanks Keith.
When you're expecting a new baby, you've already got quite a bit to think
about-- but here's something you may not have considered.
What are you going to do with the blood from the baby's umbilical cord?
It's no longer considered medical waste--
Doctors are now using "cord blood" as it's called-- to perform lifesaving
transplants-- and treating serious diseases in adults and children.
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SUPER=04-Cord Blood Registry; :02
SUPER=01-Lauren Clark/Cord Blood Registry; :22
SUPER=03-Lynchburg; 1:52 QUICK!!
OUT Q=in our area.
It's considered a painless alternative to bone marrow-- using cord blood--
blood that stays in the umbilical cord and placenta after a baby is born.
Cord blood is rich in stem cells-- which reproduce into other cells-- red
blood cells which carry oxygen, white blood cells which fight infections, and
platelets, necessary for clotting.
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((LAUREN CLARK/CORD BLOOD REGISTRY: THE STEM CELLS IN THE UMBILICAL CORD BLOOD
ARE SAVING THE LIVES OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE LEUKEMIA AND OTHER MALIGNANT DISEASE
AND NON-MALIGNANT DISEASES SUCH AS APLASTIC ANEMIA, SICKLE CELL ANEMIA,
HUNTER'S SYNDROME AND THE LIST GOES ON AND ON. ))
OUT Q=on and on.
Expectant mothers can plan on donating cord blood to a public bank for use
worldwide-- or they can store it for their own family's use, through companies
including the Cord Blood Registry.
Blood from a patient's own umbilical cord is a guaranteed match in
Even stem cells from your sibling or child's cord blood can save a life--
IF they're a proper match.
Some parents weigh the decision of storing versus their own worst
IN Q=If you have
((LAUREN CLARK: IF YOU HAVE AN IMMEDIATE NEED FOR IT, A FAMILY MEMBER WHO
CURRENTLY IS SICK, YOU DEFINITELY SHOULD DO THIS PROCEDURE, AND FOR SOMEONE
PEOPLE ALL IT TAKES IS HAVING ANOTHER FAMILY MEMBER, IF THERE IS A HISTORY OF
CANCER IN THE FAMILY, THAT IS ENOUGH FOR SOME PEOPLE TO HAVE CONCERN FOR THEIR
OWN FAMILY AND THEY GO AHEAD AND STORE. FOR OTHER PEOPLE, EVEN IF THERE'S NOT
CANCER IN THE FAMILY, IT'S BIOLOGICAL INSURANCE, IT'S PEACE OF MIND. ))
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The odds are slight that the blood will ever be needed.
And of course, cord blood can only be collected moments after a baby is
born-- so parents considering banking must make their decision ahead of time.
IN Q=If the parents
((LAUREN CLARK: IF THE PARENTS ARE INTERESTED IN DOING THIS PROCEDURE, THEY
NEED TO GO TO THEIR DOCTORS AND EXPRESS THEIR DESIRES TO HAVE THIS DONE. AT
THIS POINT WE HAVEN'T HAD MANY DONE IN OUR AREA. ))
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The company gives you a kit to bring to the hospital with you.
After the blood is collected, you are responsible for sending it to the lab
in Arizona for testing and storage.
For many parents, the issue is cost.
There's an initial charge of about two-thousand dollars-- that can be paid
There's also a yearly fee of about 75-dollars to keep the cord blood in
For more information, you can contact the company at 1-888-CORD-BLOOD.
One other note, currently, cord blood has not been kept in storage for more
than 16 years-- so at this point in technology, there is a limited window of
TIme now for sports-- we head to New York for the U-S Open...
Mike Stevens has that and the last minute preps for Virginia Tech's first
Virginia Tech opens the 1997 season this Saturday against Big east rival
Rutgers in Piscataway, New Jersey.
Steve Mason says the youngest starting team in Frank Beamer's tenure in
Blacksburg is ready for the Scarlet Knights.
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SUPER=03-Blacksburg/September 24, 1996; :00
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :18
SUPER=01-Michael Stuewe/Virginia Tech Split End; :24
OUT Q=...News 7 sports"
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It is day two of the US Open tennis championships in New York, and day number
one for teenage phenom Martina Hingis.
SUPER=03-New York/USA; :00
This afternoon the world's top ranked player and the number seed in the
tournament opened play with a 6-love, 6-1 win at centre court over Tami Jones,
who is pregnant and expecting she and her husband's first child.
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((TAMI JONES/LOSES TO HINGIS 6-0 AND 6-1:))
SUPER=01-Tami Jones/Loses to Hingis 6-0 and 6-1; :00
OUT Q=...ha ha ha."
SUPER=03-New Kent Co.;
However, Allen Iverson is not a winner today.
Moments ago he entered a plea of no contest to a concealed weapons charge.
The Marijuana charge against him was dropped as part of a plea agreement, but
he will have to undergo monthly drug testing for two years.
More on this at six.
Have a good night folks.
take a break
Night prowlers are lurking in South Boston, and they leave a nasty calling
card when they leave. We're talking about skunks.
Residents have captured the culprits on tape and they've even set traps.
But they say the skunks aren't falling for the sardines or dog food.
IN Q=You feel like
((YOU FEEL LIKE YOU'RE JUST BEING INVADED. THAT'S IT. I KNOW WE'VE SEEN 'EM
THE LAST THREE YEARS. YOU'D SEE ONE OR TWO, BUT THIS YEAR THEY'RE BAD.))
OUT Q=they're bad
The town only has three skunk traps, but Animal Control says three more are
on the way.
But neighbors say they've been told that before.
In the meantime, animal control suggests residents remove brush piles, open
trash and pet food from their backyards--as well as places where skunks can
That's NEWS-7 at FIVE.
Before we leave, here's a little more from the "Acoustic Endeavors".
Thanks for watching, goodnight.