Straight ahead on News 7-
The second Oklahoma City Bombing trial is underway.
Roanoke Jurors must decide if dancing at a nightclub is obscene.
And this is no laughing matter- it's a battle between two bubbles.
((I WANT TO SHARE CLOWN SPACE WITH HER IF YOU MAY.))
OUT Q=IF YOU MAY."
To wrap up the month, rainfall returns to normal. We looks for sunny and
mild conditions for much of this week.
And on Health Check-- Two-thirds of Americans with the HIV virus know
they're infected. More on what those statistics mean--
Plus--- figuring out which drugs AIDS patients need to take may get a little
easier. Thanks to some findings by the F-D-A.
Jury selection is underway in Terry Nichols trial- the second man accused
in the Oklahoma City bombing.
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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
The trial is taking place at federal court in Denver.
((REPORTER: MR. TIGER HOW DO YOU FEEL AT THE START OF THE TRIAL? MICHAEL
TIGER/TERRY NICHOLS ATTORNEY: WE'RE READY TO GO.))
OUT Q=we're ready to go."
Nichols attorney is Michael Tiger- a Texas law professor.
Prosecutors said Nichols helped Timothy McVeigh blow up the federal
They say it was Nichols who bought materials for the bomb.
Nichols denies it saying his only crime was being McVeigh's buddy.
Friends say while Nichols was critical of the government, he did not share
McVeigh's more radical beliefs.
((IRVEN BOX/LEGAL ANALYST: SO THEY HAVE A THEME TO IT AND THEY HAVE A REAL
DEFNESE. BUT I THINK THE GOVERNMENTS EVIDENCE IS PRETTY OVERWHELMING.))
SUPER=01-Irven Box/Legal Analyst;
OUT Q=PRETTY OVERWHELMING."
If convicted Terry Nichols could face the death penalty.
Reporters hoped to learn more about the murder of of Jon Benet Ramsey.
Today copies of the 65 page search warrant were offered to the media-
It shows which items were removed from the Ramsey residence after Jon
Police confiscated computers, and computer disks from the Ramseys' home.
Boulder police originally suspected child pornography might be involved.
The search warrants also confirm there were no signs of forced entry into
There were no real surpises though.
Six year old Jon Benet was strangled- her body found in the family home the
day after Christams.
A jury of five women and three men has been asked to serve as the voice of
the community- -when it comes to obscenity.
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The jurors spent most of the day watching police video tapes recorded last
spring at the Roanoke nightclub "Girls, Girls, Girls."
The prosecutor hasn't said the show is obscene.
That's for the jury to decide.
But the undercover vice squad officer made it clear nothing was left to the
IN Q=She was nude
((CHRIS PERKINS/ROANOKE POLICE DETECTIVE: SHE WAS NUDE DURING THE ENTIRE TIME
THAT I OBSERVED. WELL JUST PRIOR TO 30 SECONDS INTO THE VIDEO SHE WAS NUDE.))
SUPER=02-Chris Perkins/Roanoke Police Detective;
OUT Q=she was nude
The jury will have to determine whether it's offensive and whether it lacks
The trial continues in the morning.
In Oregon, a large section of a seafood plant collapsed into the Columbia
A five-thousand square foot area of the roof collapsed over the cold
storage area at the Crystal Oceans Seafood company.
The accident sent dangerous ammonia gas into the air.
Employees turned off the gas leak until hazardous materials teams stopped
No one was hurt or affected by the vapors.
Authorities believe the storage area was overstocked, causing the floor,
walls and roof to give way.
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A judge in Franklin County pulls the plug on a 20-year old work-release
program. Stay tuned for that story...
And the track, drivers and fans have all dried out.
Today beautiful weather was welcome at the the Martinsville speedway-- Mike
Stevens has a report from today's Hanes 500.
And on Health Check-- another e-coli scare-- this time in Virginia.
The tainted beef ended up at a supermarket in Emporia.
The story still to come on NEWS-7 at FIVE.
Community concerns surrounding inmates working outside the jailhouse are
causing problems in Franklin County.
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Judge B-A Davis started the work release program two decades ago-- today he
cancelled it at the animal shelter.
Director of Public Safety Claude Webster says he's received calls about the
safety factor of convicts dealing one on one with citizens in an unsupervised
Webster says one of the main considerations was sexual harrassment and
IN Q=There have been times
((CLAUDE WEBSTER/DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SAFETY:THERE HAVE BEEN TIMES WHEN WE'VE HAD
SOME PETTY CASH TAKEN.))
SUPER=01-Claude Webster/Director of Public Safety
OUT Q=cash taken
Webster says he did NOT want the extra help taken away at the shelter, he
just wanted the matter investigated by the Board of Supervisors.
The office of Public Safety is looking into several options, including using
volunteers from the community.
Governor Allen is headed for the Far East.
The Governor is setting off on a 14 day trade mission to Japan, Korea and
Allen says one of his goals as he wraps up his term as governor is to make
sure the nation and the world know Virginia is open for business.
IN Q=We started off
((GOVERNOR GEORGE ALLEN; WE STARTED OFF RUNNING AT A FULL GALLOP AND WE'RE
GOING TO FINISH THIS TRADE MISSION AT FULL GALLOP. WE'RE GOING TO BE WORKING AS
HARD AS WE CAN, AS ENERGETICALLY AS WE CAN, PROMOTING VIRGINIA FOR JOBS AND
INVESTMENT AND FOR TRADE AND WE'RE GOING TO FINISH WITH A STRONG KICK FOR THE
PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA. ))
OUT Q=people of Virginia
Economic development representatives from the New River Valley and the
Alleghany Highlands will join the Governor on his trip.
If professional baseball is going to stay in Lynchburg, the city will have
to spend some money to upgrade the 60-year old City Stadium.
Built in the 1930's, the ballpark does not meet current minor league
standards, NOR is it handicapped accessible.
Bids are now being accepted for a three-phase renovation study to be
conducted this winter.
The man who owns the Lynchburg Hillcats says he's willing to pay extra for a
IN Q=The other owners
((CALVIN FALWELL/PRES., LYNCHBURG BASEBALL CORP.: THE OTHER OWNERS ARE LIKE
MYSELF.. WE DIDN'T GO INTO THIS BUSINESS TO MAKE MONEY, WE WENT INTO IT TO KEEP
BASEBALL IN LYNCHBURG. SO WE'RE WILLING TO PAY THE CITY OF LYNCHBURG MORE MONEY
FOR THE FACILITIES WHEN THEY ARE UPGRADED.))
SUPER=01-Calvin Falwell/Lynchburg Baseball Corp. Pres.; :00
OUT Q=they are upgraded.
With the city willing to renovate the current stadium, a proposed sports
complex that would have included a NEW ballpark is now scrapped.
groovy music under
Women in art are celebrated in Salem-- and that's where we find Patrick
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The Salem Museum frequently highlights local talent, including its latest
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Patrick Evans joins us from Salem with more on some beautiful water colors
showcasing female artistic talent.
SUPER=01-Mary Hill/Salem Museum Curator;
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health music under
Jeff Burton takes the checkered flag at today's Hanes 500 race in
Martinsville. Mike has highlights in tonight's Two Minute Ticker.
IN Q=university tests show
OUT Q=is nutritionally complete.
So how important is breakfast, really?
The results of what is being called a landmark study-- next on Health
There's more NEWS-7 at FIVE in a moment-- but first, a look ahead to
NEWS-7 at SIX.
Southern Baptist Conservatives made headlines a year ago when they broke
away from the existing state convention.
A year later, their numbers are growing. Up from just ten churches in
1994, the group now claims almost 180 congregations.
IN Q=It shows
((REV. TERRY HARPER/SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONSERVATIVES: IT SHOWS THAT THERE WAS A
VACUUM, OR A VOID THERE. VERY MUCH A PLACE WAS NEEDED WHERE CONSERVATIVES COULD
SUPER=01-Rev. Terry Harper/Southern Baptist Conservatives of Va.;
OUT Q=stand together.
We'll visit Green Ridge Baptist Church in Roanoke, where the Southern
Baptist Conservatives of Virginia are adopting a constitution and a two million
Join Keith Humphry for the story in about 40-minutes tonight on NEWS-7 at
The latest E-coli scare has turned up in the Commonwealth.
During a routine federal inspection the tainted beef was discovered at the
Great Valu Supermarket in Emporia.
The bacteria was found in fresh ground beef in the southside store during a
U-S-D-A random sampling program.
Officials say NO illnesses traced to the tainted meat have been reported.
Records indicate the tainted beef came from a Nebraska packing plant.
But plant officials don't believe its plant is the source of the
E-coli can cause illness, even death if the meat is not cooked properly.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 775-thousand
Americans have the HIV virus.
Two-thirds of those infected know they have the disease.
Researchers are encouraged by the numbers-- which indicate that the majority
of those with H-I-V have been tested and perhaps are closer to getting
Doctors believe the chances of controlling the disease are better when
treatment begins early.
The C-D-C numbers do not include people who were tested anonymously.
AIDS patients can soon forget their complicated regimen of medicines.
The Food and Drug Administration has just approved a more simplified
It's called Combivir-- the first combination pill for AIDS therapy--
putting two of the most common medicines-- A-Z-T and 3-T-C into one tablet.
The combination drug means patients take just two tablets a day-- many are
now taking as many as 20 pills a day to fight the disease.
Combivir does come with a hefty pricetag-- users will pay more than five
thousand dollars a year for the drug.
Still, Canadian researchers aren't as optimistic about the drugs known as
"protease (PROH'-tee-ays) inhibitors."
They found that while the advance of the drug first seemed to stop in some
patients-- the treatment is now beginning to fail in about half of the patients
Two new developments in the diagnosis of breast cancer may spare women
Centa-mamography is a new tool to detect cancer, a mamogram might miss.
The technique involves the injection of a small amount of a radioactive
isotope that can be seen by a nuclear detector camera.
The isotope is injected into a patient's arm... the camera takes images of
IN Q=IF ANY AREA IS
((DR. RICHARD BYRD/PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL BREAST CENTER: IF ANY AREA IS
ABNORMAL IT COLLECTS THE ISOTOPE AND THAT AREA TURNS OYUT AS WHAT WE CALL A HOT
SUPER=01-Dr. Richard Byrd/Presbyterian Hospital Breast Center;
OUT Q=CALL A HOT SPOT.
The procedure is espeically helpful in women with dense breast tissue...or
for those who have had a lumpectomy.
This patient thought she felt a thickening in the breast... a mamography did
not pick it up-- but the centa-mamography told a different story.
IN Q=This is a
((THIS IS A NORMAL PATTERN HERE, ON THE RIGHT BREAST THERE IS A LARGE AREA OF
ABNORMALITY-- SHOWS UP RED IN THIS PARTICULAR SCAN. ))
OUT Q=IN THIS PARTICULAR SCAN.
Another technique-- Centenal-lymph node biopsy also uses a radioactive
isotope, in this case it is injected into the tumor.
It travels to the cen-tenal lymph nodes which is the first stop for cancer
cells draining from a tumor.
Doctors say this procedure spares women the pain and swelling problems that
often occur when all the nodes are removed.
We've all been told breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
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OUT Q=nourishing cheerios.
A two year study at the University of Minnesota found elementary school
students who ate breakfast at school showed significant improvements in math
and reading scores.
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IN Q=not only
SUPER=01-Mary Begalle/Registered Dietician;
OUT Q=into account.
Minneapolis-based General Mills provided the foods for the study.
The elementary students tested had ready-to eat cereal for breakfast.
Time now for sports-- Rain postponed yesterday's running of the Hanes
500-- but you couldn't tell in the stands--
Nearly 70-thousand people showed up today.
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Incluing our own Mike Stevens-- he joins us live from Martinsville.
(roll cue: "...birth of his daughter Margaret Carol.")
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SUPER=04-Hanes 500; :16
SUPER=01-Rusty Wallace/Finished 15th; :53
SUPER=01-Jeff Burton/Hanes 500 Winner; 1:15
OUT Q=lot of history behind it.
mike tosses to break
It's a battle of the clowns-
They're both named Bubbles and that's causing a dispute.
Amy Harroldsen has worked as Bubbles for the past year.
She registered the name after Ellie Reed allowed it to lapse.
But Ellie's performed as Bubbles for 20 years and still does-
Now Amy's suing for 10 thousand dollars.
((AMY HARROLDSEN/BUBBLES THE CLOWN: I DON'T WANT HERE HURT BUT SHE HAS TO TREAT
THIS LIKE A BUSINESS.))
((ELLIE REED/ORIGINAL BUBBLES: I JUST THINK IT'S VERY UNCLOWN LIKE AND I DON'T
LIKE IT AND I I HOPE PEOPLE DON'T THINK I'M A STINKER CAUSE I'M NOT.))
SUPER=01-Amy Harroldsen/"Bubbles The Clown" 00
SUPER=01-Ellie Reed/"The Original Bubbles" :07
OUT Q=because I'm not."
If the dispute isn't settled these clowns could end up in court.