Straight ahead on NEWS-7 at FIVE--
He's charged with capital murder for allegedly gunning down two Bedford men
More than ice is slated for the Roanoke Ice Park
((HERE COMES YOUR 19TH NERVOUS BREAKDOWN ))
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And the 50-somethings Mick, Keith and the gang kick off their latest tour.
Significant rain over the region today and temperatures are way down as well.
The four day forecast is just ahead.
Some patients are still experimenting with drug combinations to help them
Why the struggle can be so difficult-- and the pharmaceuticals some are
looking to, to make it easier.
A Bedford man is charged with capital murder in a shooting that killed two
people last night.
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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
Bedford police still aren't sure of the motive.
23-year old Andre Eugene Evans was arraigned on first degree and capital
murder charges this morning.
Last night he allegedly shot and killed Timothy Ray Robinson and Lorin Tyler
Murphy on a street corner.
Witnesses say they were arguing about tennis shoes.
Robinson's cousin heard the gunfire from a nearby house.
IN Q=I heard a few shots
((PERNIE HAMLET/VICTIM'S COUSIN; I HEARD A FEW SHOTS FIRED, AND THEN I HEARD A
CAR SCREECH, AND THEM MY MOTHER CAME OUT AND SHE HEARD THE SECOND SET OF
SUPER=01-Pernie Hamlet/Victim's Cousin;
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Police say there used to be a drug problem in that neighborhood, but the
shooting does NOT appear to be drug related.
IN Q=we have had
((CHIEF MILTON GRAHAM/BEDFORD CITY POLICE; WE HAVE HAD SOME PROBLEMS IN THE
PAST, BUT THE LAST YEAR, TWO YEARS IT'S BEEN EXTREMELY QUIET. WE'VE HAD SOME
MINOR PROBLEMS, ONE SERIOUS INCIDENT, BUT OTHER THAN THAT, OVERALL IT'S BEEN A
RELATIVELY QUIET AREA ))
SUPER=01-Chief Milton Graham/Bedford Police;
OUT Q=quiet area
Investigators are still interviewing witnesses.
Two brothers who grew up near Richmond are charged with killing two North
Carolina law officers.
SUPER=03-Cumberland Co., NC;
19 year old Tillman Golphin and his 17 year old brother Kevin Golphin are
accused of killing a North Carolina State trooper and a county sheriff's
SUPER=03-Near Fayetteville, NC/Yesterday;
The officers pulled the pair over in a reported stolen car on I-95 near
Fayetteville- when they were shot dead with an assault rifle.
Neighbors in Chesterfield County- say the family moved in three years ago.
The police had frequently been at their house.
((OH I'M SORRY TO HEAR WHAT THEY DID AND SORRY FOR THE TROOPER AND THE
OUT Q=trooper and the detective."
North Carolina highway patrolman Ed Lowry and Sheriff's Deputy David
Hathcock were both killed.
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Charges have been dropped against a Danville man for allegedly shooting a
police officer last November.
Police say 29-year old Marlowe Andre Farmer shot and injured Officer Dennis
Haley during a drug raid.
Commonwealth's Attorney Bill Fuller says Farmer will not be tried in
circuit court because a FEDERAL jury has already heard testimony of the
shooting, when it convicted Farmer on drug charges.
Fuller says a federal judge will consider the shooting when Farmer is
sentenced in October.
A Roanoke Dentist took the stand in the trial of Sportscaster Marv Albert.
((MAR HOW'S IT GOING? GOOD REALLY GOOD.))
OUT Q=GOOD REALLY GOOD."
Dr. Alvin Kagey (Kay-gee) identified Albert's teeth as matching a bite mark
on his accuser.
Kagey testifed that with all medical certainty one bite mark on the woman
matched Albert's teeth.
Jurors were shown an enlarged photo of the woman's naked back,
and a blown-up photo of a model of Albert's teeth.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
The dueling ice rink saga continues in the Roanoke Valley-- this time it
gets a little sweeter at the Downtown location. That story's next on NEWS-7
Plus an update on the Piney River cleanup-- the superfund project in Nelson
County 20-years after contamination there.
On Health Check--
Some potentially good news for women who suffer from a severe form of
Virginia Tech names its new athletic director--
And Patrick is checking out car collections today-- But he's not getting
behind the wheel....stay tuned.
In the past three months, two developers have emerged with plans to build
ice rinks in Roanoke.
One is already under construction near the airport.
Another project, for the downtown area, remains on the drawing board.
Double Boxes=Jean and Len
Len Besthoff is downtown at the future site of "The Roanoke Ice Park", with
word that it'll offer more than just skating.
Len, how big of an announcement was this?
Jean it's the kind of move that could possibly "upstage" the competition.
The developers of the Roanoke Ice Park announced they have reached a deal
with a movie theater chain to build a large complex above the rink.
IN Q=We received
((LEE DANIELSON/D&R DEVELOPMENT: WE RECEIVED THE LETTER OF INTENT FROM THEM
THIS PAST MONDAY FROM THEM TO BUILD A 12 PLEX THEATER WHICH WILL BE BUILT ON
TOP OF OUR ICE RINK.))
SUPER=01-Lee Danielson/D&R Development;
D-and-R Development says the 12 theater complex would have 21- hundred
If this all happens, it would mark the first time in decades that Roanoke
would have a movie theater in the downtown area.
D-and-R expressed confidence the project will be a winner, noting its
success with an ice rink and theater in the Charlottesville area.
And there was a related announcement today regarding the Roanoke Express.
Double Boxes=Jean and Len
The ECHL team will make the Roanoke Ice Park its official practice rink AND
the Express will put its offices in the Roanoke Ice Park.
(QUESTION: SO HOW SOON WILL THIS BE BUILT? THE DEVELOPERS OF THE OTHER RINK
SAY THEY EXPECT TO COMPLETE THEIR PROJECT BY THANKSGIVING.)
Jim Gilmore took aim at gun control today, as the Republican candidate for
governor courted the state's sportsmen.
This afternoon Gilmore hit the mark at "On Target", the Roanoke shooting
At a campaign event announcing the formation of Sportsmen for Gilmore, he
pledged to fight anyone who would strip away their rights.
IN Q=So I think there needs
((JIM GILMORE/R- CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: SO I THINK THERE NEEDS TO BE CONCERN
ABOUT THAT. THERE CERTAINLY ARE EXTREMISTS OUT THERE WHO ARE VERY CONCERNED ON
THESE KINDS OF ISSUES AND I BELIEVE THAT IT'S PRETTY IMPORTANT THAT THERE BE A
VOICE FOR THE CONSERVATION COMMUNITY IN THE STATE OF VIRGINIA AND THIS
ORGANIZATION TODAY IS DESIGNED TO IN FACT GIVE THAT VOICE.))
OUT Q=give that voice.
A spokesman for Don Beyer said the Democrat supports reasonable gun laws
now in place, but is not proposing any expansion of gun control.
And Page Boinest (boy-NEST) notes that Beyer won the endorsement of the
Fraternal Order of Police.
Twenty years after acid contamination killed off thousands of fish in the
Piney River, cleanup of the U-S Titanium Superfund site in Nelson County is
All of the contaminated soil has been removed, and the remaining groundwater
is being treated before it's released back into nearby streams.
IN Q=The treatment plant
((TONY MAREK/CYTEC CORPORATION: THE TREATMENT PLANT HAS BEEN IN OPERATION FOR
APPROXIMATELY NINETEEN MONTHS. I'M VERY PLEASED TODAY TO INFORM EVERYONE THAT
THIS FACILITY IS PERFORMING ABOVE EXPECTATION, AND IS PRODUCING AN EFFLUENT
THAT IS REDUCING THE IRON CONTENT BY OVER 99- POINT- 7 PERCENT.))
SUPER=01-Tony Marek/Cytec Corporation; :00
OUT Q=99-point-7 percent.
E-P-A officials say the treatment plant will continue to operate for at
least another decade.
The site may soon be taken off the agency's high priority list.
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Cars of all types are on display and for sale at a hometown store-- but you
won't be driving them off the lot.
OUT Q=with us.
Nascar collectibles, like the sport itself, are very popular, and miniature
cars top the list.
Patrick Evans visited Cannaday's Collectibles, where one-of-a kind cars are
made with care and sent around the world.
SUPER=01-Dean Cannaday/Cannaday's Collectibles;
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Steve Mason shoots another edition of Hometown Hoops Weekly our way in
We've been hearing a great deal about the possible dangers of the drug
combinations fenfluramine and phentermine, and redux.
But there is another pharmaceutical combination some people are taking to
help them lose weight-- we'll look at the benefits, plus-- the dangers of
course, coming up on Health Check.
For many people trying to lose weight-- these last few weeks have been
quite a roller coaster ride.
Two drugs touted only a year ago as miracles, turned out to be potentially
dangerous-- even fatal.
You might think that would put an end to doctors and patients combining
drugs for weight loss.
But now there's another drug combination that's gaining popularity.
Dr. Emily Senay reports.
IN Q=Unfortunately we have
SUPER=01-Dr. Robert Weitzner/Psychiatrist; :18
SUPER=01-Naomi Hart/Dieter; :36
SUPER=01-Dr. George Blackburn/Obesity Expert; 2:24
OUT Q=ES, CBS News, NY.
DR. WEITZNER: UNFORTUNATELY, WE HAVE THIS DRIVE TO EAT. IT STARTED OUT AS A
SURVIVAL INSTINCT. BUT NOW IT'S GOTTEN TOTALLY OUT OF CONTROL.
Whatever the cause more Americans are obese than ever before.
DR WEITZNER: WE EAT TO FILL A VOID WE EAT TO RAISE OUR PLEASURE AND TO
Many would say that the answer for those who are overweight is to
simply eat less and exercise more ... Naomi Hart wishes it were so easy...
NAOMI HART: ITS THIS MONKEY ON YOUR BACK.ALOT OF PEOPLE SAY JUST USE A LITTLE
JUST USE A LITTLE SELF CONTROL
Now nearly 40 and the mother of two, Naomi has struggled with her
weight since childhood ... trying countless diets and drugs, traumatizing her
whole family in the process... including younger brother Robert Weitzner,now a
It was when another doctor put her on phen/fen that Robert got involved.
DR WEITZNER: I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN VERY APPREHENSIVE ABOUT USING IT EVEN
BEFORE THE HEART VALVE ABNORMALITIES CAME OUT.
He suggested naomi stop taking the fenfluramine ... the component of
the phen/fen combination that has come under fire and switch to an
anti-depressant similar to prozac called Zoloft.
Now she is taking that drug
and the appetite suppressant phentermine ... a combination she says changed her
NAOMI HART: ZOLOFT MADE ME NORMAL LIKE A NORMAL PERSON AND PHENTERAMINE WITH
ZOLOFT MADE A NORMAL PERSON ON A DIET.
In three years, naomi has lost close to 100 pounds ... which inspired
her brother to devote himself to helping others try to lose weight by using the
combination of an appetite suppressant and an antidepressant... a
combination that has come to be known as phen/pro.
DR WEITZNER:I WOULD RECOMMEND IT FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE A BINGING DISORDER,
FOR PEOPLE WHO BINGE PARTICULARLY LATE AT NIGHT, PEOPLE WHO HAVE SEVERE
CRAVINGS AND PEOPLE WHO EAT FOR EMOTIONAL REASONS.
There are no studies on whether or not the combination of phen/pro is
safe and effective, and it has never been approved by the Food and Drug
Yet it is catching on ... tauted in books and offered by large weight loss
But noted obesity expert dr. George Blackburn says phen/pro may be just
another false promise.
DR. GEORGE BLACKBURN: THERE WOULD BE NO BASIS IN THE DOCTORS PRACTICE ON A
PROFESSIONAL BASIS TO USE COMBINATION DRUGS FOR THE TREATMENT OF OBESITY
BECAUSE NOT ONE SINGLE PAPER WOULD SUPPORT THAT.
NAOMI HART: I NEEDED THAT MEDICATION THAT WOULD MAKE ME LIKE A NORMAL
PERSON WHO EATS TO LIVE NOT LIVES TO EAT AND THAT'S WHAT THAT MEDICATION DOES
Dr. Emily Senay, CBS News, New York.))
The F-D-A does not approve any combination of drugs, but some controlled
studies are done to observe how the body reacts to chemical combinations--
though there haven't been any with this combination.
While we're on the topic of drug combinations-- there could be some
new-found relief for women suffering from pre-menstrual syndrome.
University of Texas researchers say the antidepressant Zoloft can
relieve symptoms of P-M-S.
62 percent of women given the drug showed improvement in symptoms.
IN Q=It has been
((HEATHER MILLER/PMS SUFFERER: IT HAS BEEN ONE HUNDRED PERCENT IMPROVEMENT. MY
CHILDREN HAVE TOLD ME THAT I DON'T YELL ANYMORE OR I DON'T YELL AS MUCH. AND
MY HUSBAND HAS TOLD ME THAT WE DON'T FIGHT AS MUCH. IT HAS CHANGED MY LIFE
AROUND WHERE I AM A NORMAL FUNCTIONING WOMAN ))
SUPER=01-Heather Miller/PMS Sufferer; :
OUT Q=functioning woman.
Further study is being done to determine how long the drug needs to be
taken and whether it can be just during the days before a menstrual period.
Turning now to sports-- Virginia Tech fills its athletic director vacancy.
Mike Stevens introduces us to the man who'll be overseeing all the Hokie
The Ticker gets its start today in Blacksburg where
a new era of Hokie athletics was christened with the hiring of Jim Weaver
as Virginia Tech's new Athletic Director.
Weaver comes to Tech after serving as the A-D at Western Michigan
He has a strong background in athletics having been an associate A-D at the
university of Florida for 9 years. He also played and coached at Penn State
under Joe Paterno, and he was the A-D at U-N-L-V before assuming his post at
IN Q="To Have...
((JAMES WEAVER/NEW TECH ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: ))
SUPER=01-James Weaver/New Va. Tech Athletic Director; :00
OUT Q=.........FOR ME.
Sharon McCloskey, who served as the interim A-D and was a candidate for the
job will resume her duties as the Hokies Associate Athletic Director.
Roy Stanley will talk with McCloskey and others tonight at six.
GRAPHIC=Hometown Hoops Weekly
It's time for Hometown Hoops Weekly. Steve mason and our sharp shooters
take us to Martinsville, Fieldale Collinsville and Bassett.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=01-Lisa Black/Bassett Head Coach; :13
SUPER=01-Heather Miller/Bassett Forward; :42
SUPER=03-Vinton/Bees vs. Bulldogs; :51
SUPER=01-Carla Giles/Martinsville Head Coach; 1:03
SUPER=01-Liz Ann Stegall/Fieldale-Collinsville Coach; 1:27
OUT Q=...See ya next time"
((The junior, who was also the 1996 Region four player of the year, is
averaging around 24 points and 10 rebounds per game; amazing; considering four
starters from last years team are gone.
Bassett opens district play next Tuesday against Carla Giles martinsville
team; which was picked 1st in the pre season. The Lady Bulldogs are 8 and 2.
Fieldale Collinsville first year coach Liz Ann Stegall remains optimistic
in her first year; despite returning only four players with any varsity
experience. The Lady cavaliers are 2 and 6. Team leader Lisa Clark, her
teammates and the coach feel like this could be the Aretha Franklin RESPECT
GO TO BREAK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Rolling stones rolled out their 1997 Bridges to Babylon tour-
((YOU BETTER STOP... LOOK AROUND HERE IT COMES.))
OUT Q=here it comes."
Lead singer Mick Jagger strutted and danced to stones classics- looking
anything but his 54 years old.
The British Rock Veterans are in their fourth decade of rocking and rolling-
and so are many fans.
((I'M IN THE 60'S 70'S, 80'S AND 90'S NOW. IT NEVER GETS OLD.))
OUT Q=it never gets old.(second out)
The two night Chicago show begins a 33-city, 36-date North American tour.