Straight Ahead on News 7-
Marv Albert's trial sexual assault trial is underway- the sportscaster's
future and freedom are on the line.
Plus fire destroys a Franklin County home.
Autumn officially begins in a few hours and the climate changes right on cue.
Cloudy, cool weather coming up.
On Health Check-- The latest on the case of a Virginia woman who lost her
job when she became pregnant--
Plus-- doctors and health professionals who hope to find an AIDS cure-- at
the risk of their own lives.
The sexual assault trial for sportscaster Marv Albert is underway in
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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
A seven woman, five man jury is now in place-
They're listening to opening arguments that began just about an hour ago.
Prosecutors told the jury Marv Albert enjoyed threesomes, rough sex and
wearing women's underwear.
The NBC sportscaster is on trial for forcible sodomy and assault.
He's accused of biting a 42 year old woman and forcing her to perform oral
((MARV ALBERT/MAY 22: I WOULD LIKE TO REASSERT MY INNOCENCE AND REITERATE THAT
ALL THE CHARGES AGAINST ME ARE FALSE))
SUPER=10-Marv Albert//May 22;
OUT Q=me are false."
Despite Albert's public denial, investigators say DNA matches semen and
saliva taken from the woman's body and clothing.
Albert's lawyers claim the oral sex was consensual.
They're expected to bring up the woman's sexual past as part of their
The man accused of killing his baby then blaming his two year old is
underway for a second time in Georgia.
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Jan Barry Sandlin is charged with killing his son 26 years ago.
He then said his two year old daughter accidentally threw the baby out of a
But prosecutors say Sandlin killed his infant son.
((JEFF BRICKMAN/PROSECUTOR: MATTHEW GOLDER KNOWN AS MATT WAS LEFT ALONE ON THE
EVENING AND AFTERNOON OF DECEMBER 27TH 1971, LEFT IN HIS CARE, JAN BARRY
SANDLINS CARE ALL ALONE AND A FEW HOURS LATER HE WAS DEAD.))
OUT Q=he was dead."
A mistrial was declared in Sandlin's first trial- after a key witness
admitted watching the trial on TV.
It's a treaty that would ban all nuclear test explosions for any reason.
President Clinton is sending it to the Senate for approval.
The President told the United Nations General assembly- the goal should be
enforcing the treaty as soon as possible.
((OUR COMMITTMENT IS TO END ALL NUCLEAR TESTS FOR ALL TIME. THE LONGEST SOUGHT,
HARDEST FOUGHT PRIZE IN THE HISTORY OF ARMS CONTROL.))
OUT Q=OF ARMS CONTROL."
The U-N general assembly adopted the treaty one year ago.
Since then 146 nations have signed it.
Fire destroyed a house in Franklin County.
The blaze started this morning in the basement of the Hardy Road home-
It quickly weakened the house.
The first floor started to cave in, so firefighters were NOT able to combat
the blaze directly.
Flames eventually burned through the roof.
The homeowner's girlfriend was in the house at the time. She was taken to
Franklin Memorial Hospital.
The Fire Marshal's office expects the home to smolder for a few days, so the
investigation probably won't be complete until later in the week.
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Roanoke voters have a referendum to decide on in November--we'll fill you in
when NEWS-7 at FIVE continues.
And IT'S a gathering of a different sort in Roanoke-- it's a K-9 convention.
So what do they do there? (----------------)
On health check-- we'll feature a unique bowling team in Danville.
Members aren't letting a thing like eyesight get in their way.
Also coming up-- today is a national day of caring--
It's being observed in the Star City-- more on the story when we come back.
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A group of Roanoke citizens believes passing a bond referendum this fall is
crucial to the city's future.
"Advantage Roanoke" announced its formation this afternoon.
Members say the 39- million- dollars the bond will raise will go toward a
variety of worthwhile projects.
IN Q=The public
((RUTH WILLSON/ADVANTAGE ROANOKE CHAIRWOMAN: THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE IN FOR
RENOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, AND ADDITIONS, THERE'LL BE IMPROVEMENTS, THERE'LL BE A
BRIDGE REPLACED, THERE'LL BE OTHER BRIDGES THAT'LL HAVE MAINTENANCE WORK ON
THEM, THERE'LL BE IMPROVEMENTS TO THE STORM DRAIN SYSTEM IN ROANOKE.))
SUPER=01-Ruth Willson/Advantage Roanoke Chairwoman;
OUT Q=in Roanoke.
Advantage Roanoke says the city will repay the bond through its general
fund, and NOT new taxes.
If citizens give the bond the thumbs up, Roanoke will get more than
43-million dollars in matching state and federal funds.
A Radford manufacturer has won a big contract.
Kollmorgen Motion Technologies has received orders topping six-million
dollars from Torrington Research of Connecticut.
Torrington will purchase one of Kollmorgen's brushless motor lines.
The company puts the motors in residential air filtration systems it sells
Kollmorgen says it has no current plans to increase employment due to the
Right now it has 800 workers at two plants in Radford.
An accounting firm traded in their suits and a day at the office to spend
the day outside... but they ARE working.
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Accountants all across the Valley are working hard today, painting,
hammering, and doing general clean-up. Yes-- we said ACCOUNTANTS.
Peat Marwick, one of the nation's largest firms is celebrating 100 years of
business by lending a helping hand to community organizations.
Patrick Evans has more.
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The Virginia Cavaliers prepare for their first road trip of the season.
Steve Mason makes his weekly trip to Charlottesville in tonight's Two Minute
A group of health professionals is volunteering to be injected with the AIDS
virus-- to experiment on a vaccine.
Still, some worry a live strain of HIV could cause volunteers serious
IN Q=That's why
((THAT'S WHY THERE'S A LOT OF CONCERN ABOUT SAFETY. THAT DOESN'T MEAN IT
SHOULDN'T BE DONE-- BUT THERE'S CONCERN ABOUT PREMATURELY MOVING INTO THIS TYPE
OF TESTING. ))
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The Snowshoe Mountain resort in West Virginia is preparing for its winter
season with a multi-million dollar expansion.
The project has generated some environmental concerns but the work is also
raising expectations in neighboring counties.
Joe Dashiell reports from Snowshoe- where the improvements took off this
SUPER=01-Joe Stevens/Snowshoe Marketing Director;
OUT Q=witnessed today.
The Virginia woman who lost her job when she became pregnant has reached an
out-of-court settlement with her former employer.
Lisa Bailey's complaint went all the way to the Virginia Supreme Court.
When the Scott-Gallaher company fired her three years ago, she sued.
A Roanoke judge ruled against her, but on appeal, she won a new trial.
That was supposed to take place this week, but her attorneys said today that
the case was settled.
Bailey will get an undisclosed amount of money from Scott-Gallaher.
Bailey is now living in northern Virginia, with her two children.
Fifty doctors and public health advocates are volunteering to be injected
with the AIDS virus-- contained in an experimental vaccine.
Lab research aimed at finding a cure for AIDS is no further along than a
vaccine to prevent it-- and no AIDS vaccine using a live virus has ever been
tested on humans.
IN Q=Why are
WHY ARE YOU YOU DOING THIS? WHY ARE YOU TAKING THIS RISK?
DR. JOE ZUNIGA/VOLUNTEER:
OUT OF A SENSE OF RAGE THAT I'VE LOST TOO MANY OF MY FRIENDS, TOO MANY LOVED
ONES TO THIS DISEASE. AND THAT I DON'T SEE THE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY AT LARGE
MOVING FAST ENOUGH IN CONDUCTING THE TYPES OF TRIALS THAT WILL GET AN EFFECTIVE
VACCINE OUT THERE TO STOP THE FURTHER TRANSMISSION OF THIS DISEASE. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Joe Zuniga/Volunteer; :03
OUT Q= of this disease.
The Chicago-based International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care
plans to discuss the plan with the National Institutes of Health later in the
Meantime, government Health officials are preaching precaution with these
IN Q=There are
((DR. ANTHONY FAUCI/NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH: THERE ARE A LOT OF IMPORTANT
SCIENTIFIC ISSUES THAT NEED TO BE WORKED OUT--QUICKLY HOPEFULLY--BUT THEY NEED
TO BE WORKED OUT BEFORE YOU IMMEDIATELY GO INTO HUMANS BECAUSE OF THE
SUBSTANTIAL, IMMEDIATE, AND POTENTIALLY LONG RANGE DELETERIOUS EFFECTS THAT YOU
MIGHT HAVE FROM A LIVE VACCINE. ITS WORTHY OF DISCUSSION BUT WE HAVE SOME
CONCERNS ABOUT THE PREMATURITY OF GOING INTO PEOPLE AT THIS POINT))
SUPER=01-Dr. Anthony Fauci/National Institutes of Health; :
OUT Q=at this point.
Dr. Fauci and many in the medical community fear even a weakened, live
strain of H-I-V could cause volunteers to acquire AIDS or other health
Doctors from the European Respiratory Society- have discovered that people
who work in air-conditioned buildings are more than twice as likely to suffer
respiratory problems -- as people who do not.
Upper respiratory tract infection --like the common cold-- is one of the
main reasons for absenteeism -- according to researchers.
The air conditioning circulates air -- which can carry bacteria and fungi.
The study found that seven of eight respiratory symptoms are associated
with air conditioning at work.
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A Danville bowling team is in the spotlight tonight--
Being blind isn't keeping members from the sport.
The bowlers find their place along special rails, to line up the shot--
relying on their sense of touch and hearing.
IN Q=When you throw the ball
((IDENA ROSE/BLIND BOWLER: WHEN YOU THROW THE BALL, IF YOU LISTEN REAL CLOSELY,
NINE TIMES OUT OF TEN YOU CAN TELL WHAT SIDE A BALL HIT ON OR WHAT GULLEY IT
SUPER=01-Idena Rose/Blind Bowler;
OUT Q=it goes in
And it's not just sport-- in addition to staying active, teammates are also
enjoying the camaraderie.
IN Q=I have a good time
((JOYCE THOMAS/VOLUNTEER COACH: I HAVE A GOOD TIME WITH THEM. IT HAS BROUGHT
MY BLOOD PRESSURE DOWN, MY CHOLESTEROL DOWN, MY WEIGHT'S COMING DOWN -- BEING
WITH THEM, GETTING OUT OF THE HOUSE. THEY MAY BE BLIND, BUT WHAT'S THE
DIFFERENCE? WE HAVE A GOOD TIME TOGETHER.))
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The group says the only thing missing is money--
It's asking for donations to travel to national tournaments.
Let's focus now on sports where...football is in the spotlight.
Mike Stevens has a weekly UVA update.
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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to your Monday.
The Ticker begins in Charlottesville today.
The Virginia Cavaliers make their first road trip of the season this Saturday
against the nation's fifth ranked team, North Carolina, in an ACC clash.
Steve Mason brings us up to date on the Wahoos after their week off.
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SUPER=01-Germaine Crowell/UVa Receiver; :15
SUPER=01-Anthony Poindexter/UVa Co-Captain; :26
SUPER=04-Richmond vs. UVa; :32
SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Head Coach; :46
OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."
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The big game in the Big East this Saturday is in Miami where the once mighty
Hurricanes host West Virginia.
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You can catch the Hurricanes and Mountaineers LIVE right here on Your
Hometown Station this Saturday afternoon with the pregame show from CBS
starting at three.
The Canes have lost back to back games, while WVu is coming off a loss and a
The NFL week four action rolls on tonight with the Jaguars hosting the
Last night the other Florida teams were
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in the spotlight as the Buccaneers beat the Dolphins 31-to-21 with the help
of rookie Warrick Dunn and his 58 yard screen pass dash in the fourth quarter.
The Bucs are now 4-and-0 for the first time since 1979.
((TONY DUNGY/BUCCANEERS HEAD COACH:))
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OUT Q=...TO DO."
More sports coming your way tonight at six, including an awesome play by
former Ferrum star Billy Wagner in the Astros 6-to-3 win over the Reds.
Have a good night everybody.
take a break
Roanoke County is hosting the Virginia Police Work Dog Association Fall
Nearly 70 canine teams from all over the east coast and as far away as Kansas
are in town to "bone up" on their skills.
Handlers say they don't train the dogs to make them aggressive or vicious--
they say it's a drive within the animals.
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((KEVIN KELLEHER/MASTER TRAINER:IT'S JUST LIKE PLAYING WITH A BALL, SOME DOGS
ARE CRAZY TO PLAY WITH A BALL. THAT'S THE SAME IDEA WITH DOG TRAINING. YOU GET
A DOG THAT THE DRIVES WAY UP THERE AND HE SEES YOU GOT PREY DRIVE, FIGHT DRIVE
IN THERE, YOU GOT TO BUILD THAT UP SO THE DOG UNDERSTANDS HE'S HAVING A GOOD
SUPER=01-Kevin Kelleher/Master Trainer;
OUT Q=good time
The majority of the Roanoke Valley dogs' jobs are drug busts...but they also
practice search and rescue techniques as well as weapons dogs who locate bombs
and detonator devices.