News 7 is NEXT-
A jury decides the case of a Roanoke strip club-
An arrest in the death of the boy selling wrapping paper-
((THE INVESTIGATION HAS REVEALED THAT THERE WAS NO APPARENT PRIOR CONTACT OR
RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BETWEEN VICTIM AND ACCUSED.))
OUT Q=VICTIM AND ACCUSED."
And we'll catch up with Robin Reed at the White House.
Scattered frost is in the forecast tonight, but things will warm up a bit
as we slide toward the weekend. Stay tuned for all the details from the News 7
Tonight on Health Check-- Making soccer safer--
that's what manufacuturers of soccer equipment are working towards.
Hundreds of injuries, some fatal, have been caused by goals tipping over.
((I THINK THIS WAS JUST SETTING A LINE OF WHERE THE SLEAZE FACTOR HAD GONE TOO
OUT Q=gone too far.
A Roanoke jury convicts the Roanoke nightclub, "Girls, Girls, Girls."
The obscenity case draws a 40-thousand dollar fine.
GRAPHIC=news-7 at five
Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
The jury was put in place as the conscience of the community to define
contemporary standards for obscenity.
Club Management had expected the jury of four women and three men might
return a guilty verdict, but the owners were stunned by the decision: guilty on
ALL 16 counts- -including one obscenity charge.
IN Q=I still don't
((KEITH GUTHRIE/CLUB OWNER: I STILL DON'T BELIEVE WE DID ANYTHING UNLAWFUL
MYSELF. But it doesn't make a difference to you one way or another. You're
still convicted of a crime. THAT'S RIGHT. AT THIS POINT IN TIME, THAT'S
SUPER=01-Keith Guthrie/Club Owner
OUT Q=that's right (double out)
Guthrie insists the club will remain open.
He says the maximum fine-- of 40-thousand dollars will not put the club out
He says they'd already toned down the show since the indictments were
returned in June.... and may make further modifications.
IN Q=IF THE
((DENNIS NAGEL/PROSECUTOR: IF THE SAME CONDUCT WERE TO CONTINUE, THEN
CERTAINLY THE DANCERS AND THE MANAGERS COULD EACH BE CHARGED, COULD EACH FACE A
YEAR IN JAIL. AND THEY NOW KNOW THAT A JURY HAS GIVEN A MAXIMUM SENTENCE ON A
CORPORATION AND WOULD CERTAINLY DO IT AT THEIR OWN RISK.))
OUT Q=their own risk.
The owners of the club have said all along they intended to appeal any
Mississippi police call a school shooting a "calculated killing spree."
Police say a 16 year old walked into the school and fatally shot his
girlfriend and another girl with a rifle.
The killings happened shortly after the teen allegedly murdered his mother-
slashing her in the throat before school.
((CHIEF BILL SLADE/PEARL POLICE DEPT.: IT'S OVER A DISGRUNTLED BOYFRIEND-
GIRLFRIEND THING. WE HAVE A STATEMENT FROM HIM. HIS SO CALLED MANIFESTO
EXPLAINED THAT IT'S OVER BECAUSE HE FELT HE HAD BEEN WRONGED.))
SUPER=01-Chief Bill Slade/Pearl Police Dept.;
OUT Q=HE HAD BEEN WRONGED."
Six other students were also wounded-
One classmate said the teen walked in and started shooting anybody he could
In New Jersey, a teenager is charged with killing a 12 year old who was out
selling school candy-
12 year old Edward Werner was going door to door selling holiday items- when
he disappeared over the weekend.
Yestrday police found his body in the woods near his home.
Tonight a 15 year old who lived in the neighborhood is charged with murder.
((E. DAVID MILLARD/PROSECUTOR: THE DOOR TO DOOR SALES RESULTED IN A CHANCE
ENCOUNTER BETWEEN THE VICTIM AND ACCUSED. OVER THE COURSE OF THE ENCOUNTER THE
VICITM WAS SEXUALLY ASSAULTED AND STRANGLED WITH A LIGATURE.))
SUPER=01-E. David Millard/Prosecutor;
OUT Q=with a ligature."
Police say the two boys did not know each other.
The president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology may have been
warned four years ago about drinking problems at college fraternities.
"The Boston Globe" reports two students who were incensed over their
fraternity pledging experiences sent a 50-page booklet on drinking, peer
pressure and drugs to M-I-T president Charles Vest.
This revelation comes after this week's death of a freshman pledge.
Eighteen year old Scott Kruger fell into a coma and died.
His blood alcohol level was five times the legal driving limit.
Religious broadcasting tycoon Pat Robertson has given Republican candidate
Mark Earley's campaign 35-thousand dollars this year.
Three years ago, Earley sponsored a bill in the state Senate to give one of
Robertson's real estate ventures an 875-thousand dollar a year tax break.
Democratic opponent Bill Dolan says Earley went behind the back of
Chesapeake's City Council to take the bill to the General Assembly.
IN Q=This maneuver
((BILL DOLAN/D-CANDIDATE FOR ATTORNEY GEN.: THIS MANEUVER REFLECTS VERY BAD
JUDGMENT AT BEST, AND FAVORITISM TO A MAJOR POLITICAL CONTRIBUTOR AT WORST.))
OUT Q=at worst.
Earley says the retirement community Robertson eventually built in Virginia
Beach would have been a non-profit charitable organization, and it's residents'
spending would have boosted the local economy.
Dolan says with entry fees ranging up to 495-thousand dollars, the
retirement community was NOT exactly a charity.
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State Troopers will be putting their ears on while patrolling the highway--
We'll explain as the news continues...
And travel back with us 125 years as Virginia Tech recreates the commute the
first student had to make to register for classes.
Another milestone is being celebrated in the Hill City-- tonight on Health
Check the Free Clinic looks back 10 years. Stay tuned.
Imagine what it was like when Virginia Tech's first student registered for
classes more than 100- years ago.
Of course automobiles weren't part of the picture.
DOUBLE BOXES Jean/Teresa
Teresa Hamilton joins us from the Virginia Tech campus-- where a group of
students-- "walked" in William Addison Caldwell's footsteps.
Jean-- it took two days-- but some Virginia Tech students have a
clear understanding of it was like 125- years ago today-- when Caldwell, hiked
28- miles for his education.
IN Q=I'm a
SUPER=01-Anthony Hughes/Va. Tech Corps of Cadets; :00
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.; :10
SUPER=03-Craig Co.; :35
SUPER=01-Frank Caldwell, III/Caldwell's Great Nephew; :45
OUT Q=they've been.
IN Q=I'm a history
((ANTHONY HUGHES/VT CORPS OF CADETS:I'M A HISTORY MAJOR AND SO THIS WHOLE THING
IS A HISTORICAL REMEMBRANCE OF THE FIRST CADET, SO THAT WAS PRETTY MUCH THE
INSPIRATION RIGHT THERE. ))
OUT Q=right there.
Anthony Hughes is among the eight cadets-- and one civilian-- who
volunteered to re-live Add Caldwell's role in Virginia Tech history.
Caldwell was just 16- years old when he and his older brother hiked from
their home in Craig County to Blacksburg.
Fortunately, for these students who camped out overnight more than a century
later, Mother Nature cooperated.
IN Q=The weather's
((KATE GRASS/VT SENIOR:THE WEATHER'S BEEN BEAUTIFUL, SCENERY'S BEEN
OUT Q=been beautiful.
Caldwell's role in Tech history is being remembered in many different ways.
Besides commemorating his commute, this morning, family members gathered in
Craig County-- where a monument was unveiled.
((SOMEONE ONCE SAID, YOU CAN'T SEE WHERE YOU'RE GOING IF YOU CAN'T SEE WHERE
YOU'VE BEEN. I'M VERY PLEASED TODAY BECAUSE IT APPEARS TO ME, THAT VIRGINIA
TECH HAS LOOKED BACK TO WHERE THEY'VE BEEN. ))
OUT Q=they've been.
And, as part of the school's 125th anniversary-- about an hour ago--double
a tree was planted here on the drill field-- as a gift from a Class of 1997.
Virginia State Police are hoping Interstate 81 will soon be safer for
They've been doing it for years--
When truckers see accidents, or unsafe drivers, they broadcast it on channel
9 of their CB-radios for Police to hear.
Now it has a new name-- "ROAD WATCH."
IN Q=in other words
((LT. COLONEL GERALD MASSENGILL/STATE POLICE: IN OTHER WORDS, THEY'RE GOING TO
BE THE EYES AND EARS OF THE STATE POLICE, LAW ENFORCEMENT, AS THEY TRAVEL
INTERSTATE 81. ))
SUPER=01-Lt. Col. Gerald Massengill/State Police;
OUT Q=INTERSTATE 81
The Virginia Trucking Association says it will continue doing its part-- and
says some truckers are getting a bad reputation.
IN Q=Average Truck driver
((DONNIE COLES/TRUCK DRIVER: AVERAGE TRUCK DRIVERS ARE COURTEOUS BUT AS YOU
KNOW, YOU GET A BAD APPLE, AND THEN IT LOOKS BAD FOR EVERYBODY.))
SUPER=01-Donnie Coles/Truck Driver;
OUT Q=FOR EVERYBODY.
The State Police encourages REGULAR commuters to dial "pound-77" on their
cellular phones if they see an accident.
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Some distinguished guests were invited to check out the presidential digs to
discuss global warming.
That's where we find our own meteorologist Robin Reed.
(ROBIN AD LIB)
STOCKS BUMP NEXT
Global Warming may be a hot issue, but President Clinton says he believes
the science is solid.
Today he argued it would be irresponsible for the United States to neglect
double boxes Jean/Robin
The president made his pitch at the White house this afternoon, where he
spoke to a group of weathercasters that included our own meteorologist, Robin
Robin, What did the President have to say?
(roll cue: "........ .")
IN Q=Clearly to me
((CLEARLY TO ME THIS CLIMATE CHANGE ISSUE IS ONE OF THE PRINCIPAL CHALLENGES
THAT WE FACE. A CHALLENGE THAT IF WE MEET IT WILL INSURE THE CONTINUED VITALITY
OF OUR SMALL PLANET AND THE CONTINUED SUCCESS OF THE UNITED STATES THROUGH
ANOTHER HUNDRED YEARS. A CHALLENGE THAT SHOULD WE FAIL TO MEET COULD IMPERIL
THE LIVES OF OUR CHILDREN AND IF NOT OUR CHILDREN OUR GRANDCHILDREN.))
OUT Q=our grandchildren.
DOUBLE BOXES Robin/Patrick
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SUPER=331-Mostly Clear/& Cool/42-46/Sunny/& Cool/68-71;
SUPER=332-Clear/& Cold/36-40/Sunny/& Cool/65-68;
SUPER=333-Clear & Chilly/Patchy Frost/35-40/Sunny/& Cool/60-64;
SUPER=334-Clear/Freeze Warning/33-37/Sunny/& Cool/60-64;
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History is in the making outside the Mir Complex.
A Russian cosmonaut is the first non-American to conduct a spacewalk from a
But first on Health Check--
It's now the most popular team sport in the world.
But SOCCER can also be dangerous.
Now, the makers of soccer equipment are close to reaching an agreement on
new standards for safety.
Good Afternoon-- Keith Humphry here.
There's more NEWS-7 at FIVE in just a moment-- but first let's fast-forward
to NEWS-7 at Six, when we talk welfare reform.
The "Virginia Iniative for Employment not Welfare" took effect today
This means adults who receive welfare must find a job and keep it-- In two
years their benefits are eliminated.
Kimberly McBroom profiles two people who are part of the VIEW program.
double boxes Jean/Keith
Join us for their stories and other reports in about 40-minutes-- on NEWS-7
Interesting program, thanks Keith.
GRAPHIC=KICKING THE HABIT
More and more people are quitting smoking by staying ADDICTED to Nicotine.
It's something David Bookstaver's done-
Fifteen months ago he gave up an 18 year habit, by trading cigarettes for
((DAVID BOOKSTAVER/FORMER SMOKER: I GUESS IT'S TURNED INTO A REPLACEMENT FOR
CIGARETTES. ANYBODY IN THE MEDICAL FIELD I SPEAK TO SAYS--CHEW THE GUM. DO
WHATEVER YOU GOTTA DO--DON'T SMOKE!))
SUPER=01-David Bookstaver/Former Smoker;
OUT Q=don't smoke."
It's a prescription that's gaining wider acceptance in the medical
((DR. ROBERT HURT/MAYO CLINIC: GIVEN THE ALTERNATIVE OF THE PERSON CONTINUING
TO SMOKE CIGARETTES
VERSUS BEING ON A PURE NICOTINE PRODUCT, THERE REALLY ISN'T ANY CHOICE ATALL..I
WOULD VOTE FOR THE PURE NICOTINE EVERY TIME.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Robert Hurt/Mayo Clinic;
A controversial article in todays Journal of the American Medical
Association talks about that idea.
It's author suggests drug companies compete with big tobacco- producing
less hazardous nicotine-only products.
75 percent of people who try to quit smoking fail-
And while the idea of substituting one addiction for another may trouble
some- supporters say at least they'll be giving up the life threatening effects
Another study says women who smoke or gain weight in early adulthood risk
diabetes when pregnant.
Researchers at Brigham and Womens Hospital in Boston also say its important
for women to take a simple blood test when pregnant to see if they're diabetic.
Experts say the stresses of pregnancy can cause one in 20- women to develop
It's been offering free medical care to low- income residents for ten years,
and today, Lynchburg's Free Clinic got a little recognition for its efforts.
The clinic held an open house to show off its Main Street facilities where
they've been treating people since 1987.
The president of the American Medical Association was on hand to
congratulate the staff on their hard work.
IN Q=And physicians
((DR. PERCY WOOTTON/AMA PRESIDENT: AND PHYSICIANS HAVE AN OBLIGATION TO CARE
FOR PATIENTS, ESPECIALLY THE ONES THAT CANNOT AFFORD IT. AND THIS CLINIC IS
MODEL ALL OVER THE NATION FOR ITS SUCCESS BOTH IN NUMBERS AND COMMUNITY
INVOLVEMENT AND PATIENT CARE.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Percy Wootton/American Medical Assoc. Pres.; :00
OUT Q=and patient care.
The clinic is funded in part by the Lynchburg- area United Way.
It handled more than 75-hundred patient visits last year.
The makers of soccer equipment are close to an agreement that's designed to
reduce the threat of fatal injuries.
In particular, manufacturers want to make the goals safer.
The push for standards is driven by increased injuries and deaths
in a sport played by more than 12 million American children.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission says goal tipovers have
caused at least 22 deaths and hundreds of serious injuries in the past two
Time now for sports Girls basketball dominates tonights Ticker--
Steve Mason has a wrapup from Glenvar to Carroll County in the latest
addition of Hometown Hoops Weekly.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=01-Tracey Driscoll/Salem Head Coach; :11
SUPER=01-Mickey McGuigan/Blacksburg Head Coach; :48
SUPER=01-Chelsie Stoneman/Carroll Co. Center; 1:32
SUPER=01-Howard Mayo/Carroll Co. Head Coach; 1:51
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Buffaloes vs. Highlanders; 1:59
OUT Q=...see ya next time"
((With Four seniors; Driscoll's Lady Spartans are 9 AND 3. All District
performer Sara Palmer is averaging 14 points and 7 rebounds a game.
Blacksburg's Mickey McGuiigan is off to his best start since the 1992-93 state
championship years. The lady Indians are 9 and 3.
Carly Geller, in her third year on varsity, leads the tribe.
In the Southwest District; 4 and 9 Carroll County is adressing the areas
that need improving.
Stoneman is one of two 6 foot 2 twin towers. How do the Lady cavaliers stack
up with the Southwest district?
In Single A, Glenvar's Mandy Williams iced a win over Floyd County last night
to take control in the Three Rivers district.
A Russian cosmonaut is the first non-American to go space-walking from a U-S
((SCOTT PAR WITH RED STRIPES ON HIS SUIT, HIS FEET FIRMLY PLANTED IN THE
UNIVERSAL FOOT RESTRAINT.))
OUT Q=FOOT RESTRAINT."
The shuttle Atlantis is now linked to the space station Mir-
Russians and Americans are outisde the space ship.
They're retrieving experiments from Mir's hull.
((HE'S GOING TO ROTATE IT UP UP AND OUT.))
OUT Q=UP AND OUT."
The shuttle Atlantis delivered a new computer- It'll take the place of the
old computer that has failed in recent weeks.