News-7 at FIVE is 90-seconds away--
AEP announces a new route for the proposed power line. Joe Dashiell has a
Plus a judge rules whether cameras will be allowed in court proceedings
for the man charged with burning and decapitating a Grayson County man.
Another fraternity party leads to the death of a college student...this time
And some startling statistics when it comes to teenage girls in the U-S. A
survey reveals girls are catching up to the boys.
American Electric Power unveils its latest plan for a new high-voltage
So how will this plan be received?
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Good Evening I'm Jean Jadhon.
American Electric Power wants to build the line between Wyoming, West
Virginia and Cloverdale.
The new plan takes the line, through Tazwell and Bland Counties and spares
all but a corner of Craig.
DOUBLE BOXES Jean/JoeD
Joe Dashiell has more on today's annoucement.
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SUPER=01-Dan Carson/American Electric Power;
OUT Q=done a good job.
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(questions: How can people find more about this new route? )
Power line opponents aren't celebrating a victory--just yet.
The Giles County group, "Citizens Organized to Protect the Environment",
believes the new route is actually worse than the old one--
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And that it appears to impact even MORE people.
Cliff Shaffer (SHAY-FER) says his argument is still the same-- that the
power line is NOT needed.
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((CLIFF SHAFFER/POWER LINE OPPONENT: OUR PRIMARY POSITION, IS THAT THIS POWER
LINE, IS NOT INTENDED TO SERVE THE PEOPLE OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA BUT INSTEAD TO
ALLOW AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER TO SELL MORE ELECTRICITY, OUT OF STATE, AND OUT
OF THIS REGION. ))
SUPER=01-Cliff Shaffer/Power Line Opponent; :09
OUT Q=of this region. (quick out!!)
Shaffer says his group has been in contact with Bland County concerning the
The upcoming court appearances for the men charged with burning and
decapitating a man in Grayson County will NOT include cameras.
Judge Daniel Bird ruled in favor of Commonwealth's attorney, J-D Bolt-- he
argued cameras could make it harder to seat an impartial jury.
The case against Louis Ceparano and Emmett Cressell, Junior has drawn
publicity following racial allegations.
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The two white men are accused of killing Garnett "G-P" Johnson-- the only
black man at a drinking party over the summer.
Ceparano's attorney says even though cameras are banned, he will probably
ask that the trial be moved from Grayson County,
IN Q=I've been
((JIMMY TURK/CEPARANO'S ATTORNEY:I'VE BEEN INVOLVED IN 13 TO 15 CAPITAL MURDER
CASES, AND IN EVERY SINGLE CASE, I GENERALLY FILE A MOTION TO HAVE THE VENUE
CHANGED, AND EVERY ATTORNEY CITES, THAT PARTICULAR MOTION, THE PRETRIAL
PUBLICITY THAT'S BEEN GENERATED UP TO THAT POINT AND TIME. ))
SUPER=01-Jimmy Turk/Ceparano's Attorney; :00
OUT Q=point and time.
An attorney for the Roanoke Times says he hasn't decided whether the
newspaper will appeal the judge's decision.
There are some standards for exotic dancers... MINIMAL standards, according
an an expert witness... but standards, nonetheless.
Judith Hanna testified today for the defense...
In the case of the City of Roanoke versus "Girls, Girls, Girls of
Virginia," the local strip club charged under local obscenity laws.
She's from Maryland, got her education in New York, but she's been to the
Roanoke nightclub, seen the videotaped secretly recorded by vice squad officers
Doctor Hanna says the performers are expressing a creative message.
IN Q=Just like nudity
((JUDITH HANNA/ANTHROPOLOGIST: JUST LIKE NUDITY CAN CONVEY A WHOLE RANGE OF
THINGS, TOUCH CAN CONVEY A WHOLE LOT OF THINGS. WHEN A DANCER TOUCHES HERSELF,
IT MAY BE CALLING ATTENTION TO HER BODY, OR IT MAY BE COVERING PARTS OF THE
BODY IN MODESTY SO IT COULD BE SEDUCTIVE.))
The jury was sent home for the day, but will be back in the morning for
instructions and closing arguments.
Men may soon be working alongside the women at Hooters restaurants.
The restaurant chain has reportedly settled a discrimination lawsuit filed
by men who were denied employment.
The Chicago Sun Times reports Hooters has agreed to pay more than three-
and half million dollars to lawyers and the men in Illinois and Maryland who
wanted jobs with Hooters.
The agreement does provide that women will still make up the bulk of the
However the chain will create two positions to be filled by men or women
whose duties will include some chores now performed by women- including waiting
tables and tending bar.
Men now hold less visible positions such as cooks.
New evidence that the driver of Princess Diana's car was an alcoholic and on
Henri Paul's blood shows moderate chronic alcoholism for at least a week
before the fatal crash.
Hair analysis also shows he was on the anti-depressant Proac since May and
another prescription drug to combat alcoholism since July.
Paul's blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit.
Princess Diana, her companion Dodi Al Fayed and Paul all died in the crash.
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The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is retiring. That story is
straight ahead on NEWS-7 at FIVE.
And kudos to one Franklin County school---
The Learning Channel pays a visit to a high-tech classroom.
Tonight on Health Check-- Virginia's senior senator gets funding to research
ALl this and the Two Minute Ticker when we come back.
Lawyers are questioning potential jurors for a second day in the Oklahoma
City bombing trial-
One woman says she first believed Terry Nichols could be guilty because
Timothy McVeigh was convicted.
Nichols is accused of helping McVeigh build the truck bomb used in the
Nichols lawyer says his client never helped build the bomb and cooperated
with the FBI answering questions for nine and half hours.
((MICHAEL TIGER/NICHOL'S ATTORNEY; IN THAT NINE AND HALF HOURS HE TRUTHFULLY
OUTLINED MANY MANY FACTS THEY OTHERWISE WOULD NOT HAVE KNOWN.))
SUPER=01-Michael Tiger/Nichols' Attorney;
OUT Q=not have known."
But Tiger isn't talking about what details he'll bring out in court- to help
After 39 years, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has retired from
General John Shalikashvili celebrated his career in a farewell ceremony,
complete with pomp and circumstance, today in Northern Virginia.
President Bill Clinton awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
((OUR NATION IS SAFER, OUR ARMED FORCES STRONGER AND OUR WORLD IS A BETTER
PLACE BECAUSE OF YOUR SERVICE. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU HAVE DONE.))
OUT Q=ALL YOU HAVE DONE."
Shalikashvili will be succeeded by General Henry H. Shelton, a Green
Beret and decorated Vietnam War veteran.
If every woman running for Virginia's General Assembly were elected this
year... it would keep the the percentage of women in the legislature about
IN Q=Right now
((CLAUDIA SALOMON/MAKE WOMEN COUNT: RIGHT NOW WE HAVE 21 WOMEN IN THE GENERAL
ASSEMBLY. THAT'S 15- PERCENT OF OUR LEGISLATURE... SO WE HAVE A LONG WAY TO
SUPER=01-Claudia Salomon/Make Women Count; :00
OUT Q=way to go.
The bi-partisan group "Make Women Count" announced its endorsements today
and heard from Don Beyer and Roxane Gilmore.
IN Q=I think
((DEL. JEAN CUNNINGHAM: I THINK VIRGINIA IS VERY MUCH STILL THE OLD SOUTH. WE
TALK TALK ABOUT IT BEING THE NEW DOMINION, BUT THERE'S STILL A LOT OF THE OLD
DOMINION HERE. AND IT WILL TAKE SOME MOVING AND PROMPTING AND SOME RECOGNITION
BY MEN I THINK OF THE POTENTIAL FOR THE FEMALE VOTE: YOU GET IT MOBILIZED AND
YOU COULD HAVE A REAL PROBLEM.))
SUPER=01-Del. Jean Cunningham/(D) Richmond;
OUT Q=a real problem.
Make Women Count contributes money and education to female candidates of any
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The death toll is growing following heavy flooding in portions of Morocco--
That story's next on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- followed by your local forecast.
Don't go away.
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Flash floods and mudslides have killed more than 40 people in central
Witnesses say most of the victims were in cars and buses that
washed away after five hours of torrential rain near the town of El-Hajeb.
Many roads and bridges have been swept away-- cutting off the area from
the rest of Morocco.
Water and electric supplies have been halted-- making rescue work
Authorities fear at least 100 more people are missing.
These floods are the latest in a series that have followed end-of- summer
rains over the past few years, leaving hundreds dead.
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In tonight's Two Minute Ticker-- the playoffs are underway on the diamond.
Mike has highlights.
On Health Check--
A new study finds the state of teenage girls health is much worse than most
Abuse, risky behavior, substance abuse-- it appears the girls have caught
up with the boys.
Good Evening, I'm Keith Humphry, here's a look ahead to News-7 at Six.
Meet the 1997 Young Farmers of the Year....
Half their farm is tobacco, but fruit and vegetables cover the rest.
With tobacco under attack, the Reeses are looking to the future.
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((DON REESE/1997 YOUNG FARMER OF THE YEAR: WE DO HAVE SOMETHING THAT IF
TOBACCO, IF THE PROGRAM IS ELIMINATED, WE CAN CONTINUE FARMING, AND LIVING ON
SUPER=01-Don Reese/Young Farmer of the Year;
OUT Q=living on the farm
Health advocates want farmers to make the switch from tobacco to veggies.
But even Don Reese says vegetables don't pay the bills...
He admits it would be tough if the government forced him to stop growing the
Double Boxes=Jean and Keith/Newsroom
Tina Tenret has their story in about 40-minutes on News7 at Six.
Thanks Keith-- we'll tune in.
Senator John Warner says the federal government will spend three million
dollars on pfiesteria research.
The money will go to the Environmental Protection Agency, in next year's
Warner says the funds will also be used to help fight the spread of the
Pfiesteria is blamed for killing fish in the Chesapeake Bay, as well as
North Carolina and Florida.
Scientists from coastal states are meeting at the Centers for Disease
Control in Atlanta this week to discuss the problem.
Some alarming news about the health of teenage girls in America.
Here's Connie Stevens with the latest.
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OUT Q=CS, Health Check.
According to a new survey, one in five high school girls say they've
suffered physical or sexual abuse.
One in four say they feel depressed at times-- the same number report they
were unable to see a doctor when they needed to.
And one out of six girls reports an eating disorder---
Those are the latestest findings
from a nationwide survey of about seven-thousand teenagers by the Commonwealth
Fund in Washington.
The survey also found many girls are putting their health at risk by
smoking, drinking and doing drugs.
It used to be that more boys than girls engaged in these risky behavours.
But, this survey finds the girls are catching up.
And girls who have been abused were more than twice as likely to smoke,
drink or use drugs.
Researchers say the behaviour is a form of self-medication, used by girls
to reduce stress.
Connie Stevens Health Check.))
A freshman pledge who slipped into a coma after a drinking binge at a
Massachusetts Institute of Technology fraternity house has died.
18-year-old Scott Krueger had been in a coma for three days-- he'd been
found Saturday without a heartbeat.
His blood alcohol level was five times the legal driving limit.
M-I-T has suspended the fraternity.
College officials say they're considering banning drinking at the school.
Boston police are investigating the young man's death as a homicide.
The Food and Drug Administration is in the process of approving a new
treatment for lymphoma-- using what are called "Monoclonal Antibodies"
IN Q=Half of tight in!
((DR. BRIAN LINK/HEMATOLOGY ONCOLOGIST: HALF OF THE PATIENTS WHO WEVE TREATED
WITH LYMPHOMA WITH THESE ANTIBODIES HAVE HAD SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT IN THEIR
CLINICAL SYMTOMS AND THE SHRINKAGE OF THEIR LYMPHOMAS. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Brian Link/Hematology Oncologist; :
OUT Q=their lymphomas
Monoclonal antibodies are designed to hone in on and attach themselves
to the lymphoma cells.
They then give a boost to the body's immune system in fighting the cancer.
Monoclonal antibodies don't cause the side effects associated with
chemotherapy-- such as nausea and hair loss.
Still oncologists say monocloal antibodies do not yet CURE lumphona-- the
disease will probably return in many patients.
BUT-- a second round of treatment may prove as effective as the first.
Turning now to sports-- the Carolina Panthers aren't having a very good
season on their home turf.
Mike has more on last night's game with the 49ers.
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Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your ticker.
The San Francisco 49ers ruined Carolina's Monday night football debut last
night with a 34-21 victory at Ericsson Stadium.
Steve Mason and photographer Greg Moore have a a recap.
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((Class was in session as Steve Young took Jim Druckenmiller and the Panthers
to school; teaching both; the panther's den can be a cozy place for visitors.
A little game week motivation helped warm things up as well.
Kevin Green's new threads best symbolized the two teams reversal of fortunes.
His defensive teammates held Carolina in check and exposed the confidence
problem Collins has developed since coming back from a broken jaw.
Young has passed his bill of health; throwing for a touchdown and running
His tailback; Terry Kirby and Garrison Hearts amassed 182 rushing yards and
coming up at 6; an interview with Jim druckenmiller. In Charlotte, Steve
Mason, News 7 sports.))
The major league baseball divisional playoffs opened this afternoon with the
Atlanta Braves and Houston Astros doing the honors of opening the postseason.
SUPER=03-Atlanta/Astros vs. Braves - ESPN; :00
Bobby Cox and his Braves are in the postseason for the 6th straight year,
while rookie manager Larry Dierker is in his first.
This game produced very little offense, and in fact the first pitch of the
second inning turned out ot be the difference as Ryan klesko lifted this Darryl
Kile pitch out of the yard.
The Astros wouldn't give up another hit the rest of the game.
But the Braves win it 2-to-1 as Greg SUPER=35-Houston/1/Atlanta/2/Game One;
Maddux strikes out seven in a complete game masterpiece.
Game two is tomorrow.
The other game taking place this afternoon is in national league at Pro
PLayer Stadium in Miami.
Right now the game is scoreless
in the 5th inning.
Later tonight the Yankees play the Indians in game one of their series.
The Orioles and the Marlins opened their best of five tomorrow night.
Coming up at six, we'll hear from Frank Beamer and George Welsh, plus check
on Chip Sullivan who was in town today.
Take care everybody.
take a break
The Learning Channel is broadcasting a series this week that highlights high
If you were watching the cable channel today, you may have seen some familiar
faces...Franklin County was selected for it's Career Center.
The Center For Applied Technology and Career Exploration is the only
educational facility in the area with high speed computers for every student.
IN Q=The cable system
((ELAINE HAWKINS/CATCE INSTRUCTOR:THE CABLE SYSTEM PROVIDES OUR INTERNET ACCESS
WHICH MAKES IT A LOT FASTER THAN THE ACCESS PROVIDED BY A MODEM LIKE YOU HAVE
AT HOME WHICH IS MUCH SLOWER. WHEN THEY CLICK IT'S INSTANTLY ON THE SCREEN.
MICHELLE VINCENT/CATCE STUDENT:A LOT OF INTERNET STUFF AND USUALLY AT THE
MIDDLE SCHOOL WE NEVER DID ANYTHING LIKE THAT AND WE DO A LOT OF FORENSIC STUFF
WITH THE LAW. WE DO FINGERPRINTING LABS, IT'S REALLY FUN))
SUPER=01-Elaine Hawkins/CATCE Instructor; :00
SUPER=01-Michelle Vincent/CATCE Student; 16
OUT Q=really fun
Half of Franklin County's eighth graders attend CAT-see (CAT-see).
Next semester the remainder of the class will attend the center.