Straight ahead on News 7-
More charges are filed against a Teachers' aid in Montgomery County.
The FBI finds the loot from the largest armored car heist in history.
Plus a local student appears on a national news program.
Looks fairly warm tomorrow but the second half of the weekend will bring a
big change. More on the forecast coming up.
On Health Check-- A call for information on the human side effects of a
Plus, a new study says look to the sun for the cause of one type of cancer,
and its not skin cancer.
More charges are filed against the Montgomery County teacher's aid accused
of having sex with a 13-year old student.
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Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
The Sheriff's department believes John Breedlove was also involved with
The 25- year old, from Roanoke, was working as a teacher's aid at Auburn
High school when he was arrested last week for having consensual sex with a
Breedlove is NOW accused of having sex with another 13- year old girl-- last
Investigators say Breedlove is also accused of asking a third student for
Montgomery County's school superintendent says Breedlove's job has been
Police are still investigating a deadly crash from last night that came at
the end of a high-speed chase.
Steve Smallshaw joins us from our Lynchburg newsroom.. Steve, do we know yet
whether alcohol was a factor in that accident?
Jean, Lynchburg police say they found both whiskey and marijuana in the
suspects' car, but they won't know whether either played a role until test
results come back from autopsies performed on the two victims.
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SUPER=01-Col. Charles Bennett/Lynchburg Police; :23
OUT Q=80 miles per hour.
(( Police DO know that excessive speed and wet conditions were both factors in
last night's crash at the end of a police chase between Lynchburg and Amherst
43- year- old Daniel Candler and 36- year- old Janet Phelps of Madison
Heights allegedly had struck another car on Memorial Avenue, and refused to
stop for police minutes later.
Authorities say the pursuing officer, M.L. Jamison, did everything by the
IN Q=And certainly the
((COL. CHARLES BENNETT/LYNCHBURG POLICE: AND CERTAINLY THE INDIVIDUALS IN THE
AUTOMOBILE BY THEIR ACTIONS AND THE WAY THEY WERE DRIVING WERE PRESENTING A
CLEAR DANGER TO THE CITIZENS. THIS IS CERTAINLY A VERY TRAGIC SITUATION TO
WHICH THERE JUST DID NOT SEEM TO BE A VERY GOOD RESOLUTION.))
OUT Q=very good resolution.
Police still aren't sure who was driving the car when it struck a guardrail
and threw both occupants out.
They do believe that, prior to the crash, it had reached speeds close to 80
miles per hour.))
Chief Charles Bennett says the officer involved in the chase, M.L. Jamison,
has been on the force less than a year.
But again, everything they know about the crash, indicates Jamison acted
properly in his pursuit of the vehicle. Jean?
Gunmen dressed in business suits opened fire on a tour bus in Egypt-
It happened outside the Egyptian Museum in Cairo- one of the country's most
popular tourist attractions.
At least six German tourists and three other people were killed.
19 others were hurt.
((MADELEINE ALBRIGHT/SECRETARY OF STATE: I OFFER OUR PRAYERS AND OUR
CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILIES OF THOSE WHO WERE KILLED OR INJURED IN THIS
BARBAROUS ATTACK AND TO THE GOVERNMENT OF EGYPT AND GERMANY. WE MUST NEVER GIVE
IN TO TERROR.))
SUPER=01-Madeleine Albright/Secretary of State;
OUT Q=GIVE IN TO TERROR."
So far no one's claimed responsibility for the attack.
The FBI strikes gold- finding the loot from the largest armored car heist
SUPER=03-Henderson Co., NC;
Agents found the millions in cash inside a mini storage facility in
Henderson County, North Carolina- south of Asheville.
Agents aren't saying what led them to the money or how much was recovered.
((WILLIAM PERRY/FBI WE'RE GOING TO BE INVOLVED IN COUNTING THE MONEY. WE
HAVEN'T NECESSARILY DONE A COUNT. IT'S A SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT AS YOU CAN
OUT Q=as you can imagine."
The money's been missing for six months when police say Philip Johnson made
off with the cash from his job at SUPER=03-Jacksonville, FL;
Wells Fargo in Florida.
Police caught up with Johnson last month while he tried to cross the border
from Mexico into Texas.
Children apparently playing with matches set fire to an abandoned house in
Danville this afternoon...
The blaze started in the basement at 839 Stokes Street.
The fire inspector says no one lives in the house and it's currently for
IN Q=Some little children
((TARSHA WEST: SOME LITTLE CHILDREN WERE USING IT AS A CLUBHOUSE. THEY SET IT
ON FIRE. ONE OF THE LITTLE CHILDREN HAD MATCHES AND A LIGHTER AND SET IT ON
OUT Q=set it on fire
No one was hurt--
Fire officials say the children ran away.
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Deadbeat parents watch out-- the second round of crackdowns is underway in
the Commonwealth-- details next on NEWS-7 at FIVE--
And students at the Arnold Burton Technology Center are getting hands on
learning with cutting edge equipment.
The Roanoke-Salem Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association wants you to come
walk with them.
We'll explain, on Health Check.
Also coming up-- Roanoke harpists will soon strike a chord overseas.
ANother Sister City delegation is paying a visit to Wonju Korea. Stay
The man convicted of killing Martin Luther King Junior will not be let of of
prison for medical treament.
The judge said James Earl Ray's defense team produced no evidence to convince
the court to set aside Ray's guilty plea and release him from prison-- even for
The 69-year old is serving a 99-year sentence at a Nashville prison-
After Thursday's hearing, Ray's lawyer said his client's condition is
Ray's lawyers may appeal-
They also plan to file more motions to try to get Ray released and awarded a
Seven-hundred-twenty-three more deadbeat parents have been arrested and
issued warrants in Virginia.
It's round two in a crackdown on the "worst of the worst" of those parents
who refuse to pay child support.
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IN Q=In June
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: IN JUNE OF THIS YEAR WE LAUNCHED ...REFUSE TO SUPPORT
OUT Q=their children.
A Danville woman says the effort netted her three-thousand dollars in a
battle that's lasted...
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IN Q=Through the
((LIZABETH ADKINS/DANVILLE MOTHER: THROUGH THE LAST FIVE YEARS. HE HAS NEVER
PAID CHILD SUPPORT REALLY. JUST WHEN HE'S ABOUT TO GO TO JAIL HE'LL COME UP
WITH THE LUMP SUM.))
SUPER=01-Lizabeth Adkins/Danville Mother;
OUT Q=lump sum.
Enforcement officials say that despite the effort, their caseloads keep
growing, and many deadbeats know they won't soon be caught.
A unique partnership with the business world will help a Roanoke County
school give students experience with some cutting edge equipment.
The Arnold Burton Technology Center gladly accepted the delivery of a new,
state-of-the-art "machining center."
It cuts, shapes and drills different types of metal.
Okuma (oh-KOO-muh) America decided to loan the machining center after a
suggestion of one of its distributors, and the Graham White plant in Salem.
IN Q=There's a
((JOHN HENDRICK/OKUMA AMERICA PRESIDENT: THERE'S A NEED TO DO A BETTER JOB OF
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT. THIS IS SOME FAIRLY SOPHISTICATED TECHNOLOGY AND PEOPLE
DON'T JUST COME OFF THE STREET THAT KNOW HOW TO OPERATE IT.))
SUPER=01-John Hendrick/Okuma America President;
OUT Q=operate it.
Teachers at the school say the machining center is the most sophisticated
piece of equipment in its toolshop.
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A group of kids is tuning up for a trip to one of Roanoke's Sister Cities.
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Roanoke's Sister City, Wonju Korea, is about to get an extended concert by
some very talented young musicians.
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Patrick Evans reports that the Harp Ensemble is preparing for it's overseas
adventure, and they're here to perform for us today.
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SUPER=01-Dan Uhm/Tour Organizer;
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A Roanoke County high school student makes his national television debut
tonight behind the wheel-
That story is heading your way on NEWS-7 at FIVE.
On Health Check-- what you can do to help area Alzheimer's patients-- it's
a walk in the park.
Plus-- don't like broccoli?
Maybe you haven't tried it the REALLY HEALTHY way.
Good Evening, I'm Keith Humphry--tonight on NEWS-7 at SIX, we're talking
Some lawmakers say new government standards for airbags will lead to
Yesterday a Senate committee voted to eliminate federal requirements that
airbags deploy enough force to protect motorists who do NOT wear seat belts.
What are safety experts saying about these provisions...
double boxes Jean/Keith
Join me for NEWS-7 at six in about 40-minutes for that and much more.
Virginia's concerns are growing over the findings of biologists--
Fish kills like these in Maryland and North Carolina prompted Virginia to
search for and find lesions on fish in NOW three of its own Chesapeake
But Governor George Allen says Maryland needs to hand over health records on
some human side effects allegedly related to pfisteria.
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IN Q=We would like
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: WE WOULD LIKE THEM TO COOPERATE. AND HOPEFULLY WHEN I'M
ABLE TO TALK WITH GOVERNOR GLENDENNING PRIVATELY ONE ON ONE TOMORROW, HE'LL BE
ABLE TO DIRECT HIS HEALTH DEPARTMENT FOLKS TO SHARE THAT INFORMATION WITH
VIRGINIA'S HEALTH DEPARTMENT PEOPLE. AND FOR THAT MATTER WITH DELAWARE, NORTH
CAROLINA, WEST VIRGINIA, PENNSYLVANIA, AND ALL THE REST.))
OUT Q=all the rest.
The Governor has earmarked 2-point-3 million dollars to hire a staff and set
up a lab solely to study the bacteria.
British medical experts say sunbathing, pollution and an increase in the
use of antibiotics could be a reason leukemia is on the rise.
The study shows a 40 percent rise in the disease in Britain in the last
More men than women are likely to develop cancers of the blood.
If the trend continues, leukemia could be the sixth most common form of
cancer by the year 2000.
A federal advisory panel is recommending approval of a
raspberry-flavored lollipop loaded with a narcotic pain-killer-- despite
worries it might be a hazard to kids.
The panel voted unanimously that the benefit to cancer patients who face
intense flashes of pain far outweighs the risk of harm to kids or the potential
for drug abuse.
Since 1983, the Roanoke-Salem chapter of the Alzheimer's Association has
been providing support to patients and their families.
Saturday, the Chapter is sponsoring its first annual Memory Walk.
Intern reporter Matt Feret explains it's not just a walk in the park.
IN Q=Alzheimer's is a disease
SUPER=01-Louise Chagnon/Alzheimer's Association Exec. Dir.; :26
SUPER=19-Matt Feret; :40
OUT Q=MF, News 7.
Alzheimer's is a disease of the brain that causes a loss of intellectual
functioning, eventually stripping its victims of the ability to do every-day
Nearly 12,000 people are afflicted with Alzheimer's Disease in Southwestern
Virginia-- that's slightly higher than the national average.
Alzheimer's Association Director Louise Chagnon says that's why the role
of the Chapter is an important one.
IN Q=We started as a
((LOUISE CHAGNON/DIRECTOR: WE STARTED AS A GRASS-ROOTS ORGANIZATION HERE IN
1983, AND THE CORE OF OUR ACTIVITY HAS ALWAYS BEEN TO SUPPORT THE FAMILIES.
AND WE CAN, THERE ARE A LOT OF DIFFERENT WAYS BUT OUR GOAL IS TO IMPROVE THE
QUALITY OF LIFE FOR THE VICTIMS OF THE DISEASE, TO WORK TOWARD BETTER QUALITY
CARE IN THE AREA.))
OUT Q=in the area.
Saturday's Memory Walk is designed not just to increase community awareness
about Alzheimer's-- but to raise money as well.
IN Q=We are just excited
((WE ARE JUST EXCITED ABOUT THE SUPPORT WE'VE RECEIVED. AND THIS IS A CHANCE
FOR US TO LET THE COMMUNITY KNOW THAT WE ARE HERE, AND THAT OUR MOTTO IS
SOMEONE TO STAND BY YOU, AND THAT IS THE CENTRAL FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER. OUR
GOAL NATI0NWIDE IS A WORLD WITHOUT ALZHEIMERS.))
OUT Q=without Alzheimers.
The walk will begin around nine-thirty Saturday morning at Salem's Longwood
But if you can't attend, the organization is still looking for
volunteers-- year round.
Matt Feret, News 7.))
For more information about this weekend's Memory Walk, call the
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Alzheimer's Association at 540-563-1816.
There is a 25-dollar registration fee, but you'll leave with a Memory Walk
And a recent study at Johns Hopkins University
shows little broccoli sprouts are good for fighting cancer.
In fact the sprouts have 50 percent more anti-cancer chemicals than mature
And they don't even taste like the popular vegetable!
Time now for sports-- fasten your seatbelts-- as we go to the track, the
diamond and the grid iron.
Mike Stevens has a chock-filled two-minute ticker-- so let's get right to
Good afternoon folks welcome to the ticker, where even an Iron Man gets some
rest now and then.
Orioles' manager Davey Johnson announced this afternoon that as soon as O's
clinch the AL East he plans to give Cal Ripken Jr. some time off to rest his
He will not miss any games, but he will likely only play three of four
innings a night.
This afternoon the Cubs lead the Cardinals 4-to-nothing in the seventh
The NASCAR series rolls into Dover, Delaware tomorrow morning for this
weekend's racing festivities that include the Winston Cup race on Sunday and
Saturday's MBNA 200 Busch Grand National event.
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One of the drivers to keep an eye on both days is Dale Jarrett.
He's second in the Winston Cup points chase, but he's always factor in the
Busch series, as well.
In fact, this year Dale is not only winning races but raising money.
This season he is kicking in at least $140 thousand dollars to benefit breast
((DALE JARRETT/WHITE RAIN FORD BUSCH DRIVER:))
SUPER=01-Dale Jarrett/White Rain Ford Busch Driver; :00
Dale got much of his driving sense from his Dad Ned, but pop says its some of
the other features his son possesses that please him most these days.
IN Q="I think...
((NED JARRETT/DALE'S FATHER:))
SUPER=01-Ned Jarrett/Dale's Father; :00
OUT Q=...LOT OF ME."
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Plenty of footballs will be in the air this Saturday afternoon on Your
Hometown Station as CBS gets ready for a huge college football doubleheader.
At high Noon Penn State, the number one team in some folks minds takes on
Then at 3:30 the game of the season to this point kicks off in the swamp in
Gainesville as the Florida Gators host Tennessee. The Vols have lost the last
four games to the Gators.
Coming up at six, Steve Mason had a report on this Saturday Tech-Temple tilt,
plus more racing news concerning Rick Mast and a fast art display in Danville.
All that coming your way at six.
But Jean Jadhon will be right back after this with more News 7 at Five.
Take care folks.
take a break
Michael Lilley's parents kept a watchful eye as their son was learning to
Tonight, the rest of the nation will ride along with the Roanoke County
The CBS News Magazine 48 hours followed the Cave Spring High School student
this summer after he received his learner's permit.
A camera crew interviewed Lilley and his parents for a program on
IN Q=Why are your parents
((WHY ARE YOUR PARENTS SO FREAKED OUT? I DON'T KNOW. I THINK THEY TRUST ME.
THEY'RE JUST CONCERNED ABOUT THE OTHER DRIVERS THAT ARE KIND OF AGGRESSIVE.
THIS GUY CUT TOO CLOSE IN FRONT OF YOU. THE CAR JUST MAKES PEOPLE TURN INTO DR
JEKYLL/MR. HYDE WHEN THEY GET BEHIND THE WHEEL OF THE CAR. YOU TURN WILD.))
SUPER=07-Michael Lilley; :02
SUPER=01-Vincent Lilley/General District Court Judge; :13
OUT Q=you turn wild.
The 48 Hours program on American Drivers and Road Rage, airs tonight at 10
here on WDBJ- 7.