Straight ahead on News 7-
More questions about CAMPAIGN fundraising.
A teen hides her newborn for weeks-
((SHE NORMALLY WEARS MY THINGS AND I WENT INTO THE ROOM THAT'S WHEN I FOUND THE
OUT Q=THE BABY.
And the latest on an education center in Roanoke.
The haze is here and will likely stay for another day. Still warm days and
cool dry nights ahead.
Scientists around the world are keeping an eye on a new influenza vaccine--
Plus some lawmakers are balking at a proposed rule to ban most asthmatic
inhalers....because they use chloro-flourocarbons.
IN Q=there was
((THERE WAS NO DISCUSSSION ABOUT TRYING TO GET FOREIGN MONEY, ILLEGAL MONEY TO
EITHER THE D.N.C OR CLINTON-GORE CAMPAIGN.))
OUT Q=Clinton-Gore Campaign.
The former White House deputy chief of staff- testifies for a second day
about campaign fundraising.
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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
While Harold Ickes denies wrongdoing- One Senator says he has proof of
possible illegal activity.
Fred Thompson says documents reveal the President met with a consultant who
has since pleaded guilty to illegal fundraising.
Thompson says Clinton met Martin Davis last year-
He says just days after that meeting-- the Teamsters contributed 230
thousand dollars to state Democratic parties.
((DO YOU KNOW MR. DAVIS? ))
((OTHER THAN MAYBE MEETING HIM IN PASSING AT A RECEPTION I WOULDN'T KNOW HIM IF
HE CAME IN HERE AND SAT ON MY LAP.))
SUPER=01-Harold Ickes/Former Dep. Chief of Staff; :02
OUT Q=on my lap."
A White House spokesperson says the Clinton- Davis meeting wasn't private,
but a luncheon with 400 people.
Thompson admits he wrongly implied it was a private talk and says it should
be investigated whether the two met alone.
An 18-year old Danville man could get the death penalty now that he's pled
guilty to killing three of his neighbors.
Police say Percy Levar Walton murdered and robbed a 33-year old man and an
elderly couple last November.
Commonwealth's Attorney Bill Fuller says Walton sprayed cologne on one
corpse to cover up the smell.
And he says Walton told fellow prisoners about committing the murders.
Walton could receive the death penalty when he's sentenced later this month.
In Chicago this afternoon, 13-people were injured when a car plowed into
Police say a woman reported the accelerator was stuck.
She was transported to the hospital- but later arrested.
Witnesses say they saw bodies thrown into the air in the busy downtown area.
Six people are seriously hurt.
Police say the car ran through the light, and tried to avoid as many people
The Six Mississippi teens charged with murder conspiracy-
apparently belonged to something called "The Group"-
The teens are all associated with 16 year old Luke Woodham- the student
charged with killing his mother and two students.
But the plot may have been larger.
The town's mayor says his son may have been a target.
((JIMMIE FOSTER/PERAL MAYOR: I'M CONCERNED. VERY CONCERNED ABOUT MY SON'S
SAFETY, BUT AGAIN I STRESS WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH FACT AND NOT STREET TALK.))
SUPER=01-Jimmie Foster/Pearl Mayor;
OUT Q=AND NOT STREET TALK."
Two of the teens are also charged with plotting to kill one of their
Some students call the group a cult but police would not go that far.
A Long Island teen hid her newborn for two and half weeks before her mother
found the baby.
SUPER=03-Cental Islip, NY;
Stephanie Clark found the four pound infant in her 17 year old daughter's
Shanta Clark who kept her pregnancy and home delivery a secret, was caring
for the child without anyone knowing.
((I GET UP AT FOUR O'CLOCK FEED HIM, BATHE HIM, CLOTHE HIM, AND PAMPER HIM AND
WHEN I LEAVE I SURROUND HIM WITH BLANKETS.))
SUPER=02-Shanta Clark/New Mother;
OUT Q=with blankets.
Clake did leave the baby alone when she was in school.
The teen is charged with endangering the welfare of a minor.
She's free on bail- The baby is doing well.
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The Reform party candidate for Governor talks about being excluded from
Monday night's debate.
And Roanoke makes its sales pitch for a downtown education center.
But not everyone's buying it. Joe Dashiell has a live report.
Plus, a nationwide call to action for better, more accessible child care --
the delicate balance for working parents.
Also coming up--Patrick is talking art with some young friends...
Their take on it all and the two minute ticker when we come back.
Roanoke Valley leaders pitched their plan for a new higher education
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But as Joe Dashiell reports, it may be a tough sell to state legislators.
Jean, this project will cost about 20 million dollars. More than half of
that is already lined up...
including a gift of the building from Norfolk Southern, contributions from
local government and revenues from the sale of bonds... but a nine million
dollar gap remains.
IN Q=Given the fact
SUPER=01-Sen. John Chichester/(R) Fredericksburg; :31
OUT Q=at this juncture. quick out!
IN Q=Given the fact that education
OUT Q=prosperity of this region.
The higher education center would bring together college courses and work
force training under one roof... to the old Norfolk Southern office building
near the Hotel Roanoke.
Backers say the renovation makes sense-- its less expensive than new
construction, but at least one member of the Senate Finance Committee believes
the state has more pressing needs.
IN Q=To ask the taxpayers
((SEN. JOHN CHICHESTER/R- FREDERICKSBURG: TO ASK TAXPAYERS OF NORTHUMBERLAND
COUNTY AND RICHMOND CITY AND WYTHEVILLE AND COVINGTON VIRGINIA TO FUND AN
EDUCATION CENTER IN DOWNTOWN ROANOKE THAT IS SURROUNDED BY FOUR FOUR YEAR
INSTITUTIONS, THE LOGIC IS SOMEWHAT LOST ON ME AT THIS JUNCTURE.))
OUT Q=at this juncture.))
Supporters of this project know it won't be easy to win major funding from
the General Assembly.
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But Jean, today's meeting was just the first round in their effort to make
the higher education center happen.
QUESTIONS: WHAT DID OTHER LAWMAKERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THE PLAN TODAY?)
The Virginia Reform Party's mad as heck... and it's contacting the A-C-L-U.
The party that grew out of Ross Perot's presidential bid has nominated two
candidates for statewide office... after its original standard- bearers dropped
Sue Harris DeBauche (de-BUSH) runs a day care center in Henry County -- and
her name is on the ballot for governor.
IN Q=Don't let
((DON'T LET A FEW DIEHARD REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS WHO LITERALLY, I BELIEVE,
WOULD VOTE FOR MICKEY MOUSE AND DONALD DUCK IF THEY WERE RUNNING ON THOSE TWO
PARTIES-- THEY WOULD LITERALLY VOTE FOR THEM. THEY WOULD HAVE SOME VOTES. AND
THERE WOULD BE NO BRAIN POWER HERE AS TO WHETHER THOSE PEOPLE, THOSE ENTITIES,
ARE FICTITIOUS OR REAL.))
SUPER=01-Sue Harris DeBauche/Va. Reform Party;
OUT Q=or real.
DeBauche (de-BUSH) says she's asking for legal help to fight her exclusion
from Monday night's debate.
She needs ten percent of the vote for the Reform party to stay on Virginia
To find out attorney general candidate Mark Earley's agenda on abortion, his
opponent says look to the 1992 national Republican party platform.
Earley helped write it.
It calls for an amendment to the Constitution banning abortion.
But Earley says it's silly to say that could be done in Virginia.
IN Q=As attorney
((SEN. MARK EARLEY: AS ATTORNEY GENERAL WE TAKE AN OATH TO UPHOLD THE LAW OF
THE LAND. I'LL DO THAT. I'VE DONE THAT FOR TEN YEARS. BUT I'M GONNA CONTINUE
TO WORK ON PARENTAL NOTIFICATION AND A BAN ON PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION.))
((BILL DOLAN/D-CANDIDATE FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL: WHAT AN ATTORNEY GENERAL
BELIEVES MATTERS. AND MARK BELIEVES THAT THE U.S. CONSTITUTION SHOULD BE
AMENDED TO BAN ALL ABORTIONS. AND THAT INCLUDES ABORTIONS IN CASES OF RAPE OR
OUT Q=rape or incest.
Dolan says the attorney general has great powers to issue opinions and could
influence anti-abortion legislation if the Supreme Court allowed it.
Earley says the more relavent question is if Dolan will defend the parental
notification law in court.
Dolan says he's for the concept, but NOT the exact law Virginia passed.
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Children frequently learn by using all of their senses, and art education
is no different...
IN Q=Next on News 7 at Five
((PATRICK EVANS: ))
OUT Q=Stay with us.
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Learning about art and artistry starts young at the Art Museum of Western
Virginia, and "Art Venture" is a new exhibit designed to help youngsters learn
Patrick Evans went inside Art Venture for today's report.
IN Q=This part of
SUPER=21-Patrick Evans; :00
SUPER=01-Jenny Shamy/Childrens Activities Coordinator; :11
OUT Q=News 7 at Five.
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The O's meet up with the Indians in a few hours. Mike has a preview in
On Health Check-- the faces of mental illness.
We'll feature a photo exhibit now on display in downtown Roanoke--
celebrating courage, insight-- and recovery.
IN Q=I think the
((I THINK THE PRIMARY MESSAGE THAT PEOPLE CAN UNDERSTAND BETTER THE STIGMA OF
MENTAL ILLNESS. THE FACT THAT THERE ARE MANY MANY PEOPLE THAT SUFFER FROM
PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS. ))
OUT Q=psychiatric disorders.
Good Afternoon-- I'm Keith Humphry.
There's more NEWS-7 at FIVE in a moment--Cellular telephone owners will want
to tune into NEWS-7 at SIX.
If you pay a monthly fee for your cell phone, but almost never use it, we've
uncovered something that might save you some money.
We asked cellular telephone companies if customers can drop their cellular
service, but still make emergency calls using a credit card.
The answer is yes, no, and maybe.
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Eric Earnhart has an explanation tonight on News 7 at 6.
A lot of people will be interested in that story. Thanks, Keith.
Doctors in the Netherlands are closely watching a new strain of influenza
virus they say is similar to strains that have killed millions of people over
the last century.
This.. amid reports that early signs of influenza have been detected at
hospitals in this country.
Liz Mullen reports getting your flu shot should be on the top of your list
of things to do this fall.
IN Q=Little Sherita Murray
SUPER=03-Long Island City, NY; :00
SUPER=01-Dr. Mary DiMaio/NYU Medical Center Pediatrician; :21
SUPER=01-Dr. Steven Mostow/Rose Medical Center in Denver; 1:08
OUT Q=LM, CBS News. NY.
Little Sherita Murray spent her tenth birthday getting a flu shot.
OK, so it's not exactly the birthday present she was hoping for.. but this
shot could save her life. Sherita has asthma.. and people with chronic
respiratory problems are being urged to make an appointment with the syringe.
DR. MARY DI MAIO, PEDIATRICIAN, NYU MEDICAL CENTER: THE BENEFIT FAR OUTWIEGHS
ANY KIND OF NEGATIVE EFFECT. WHEN YOU GET A FLU VACCINE THE MOST THAT YOU
USUALLY GET IS A LITTLE SWELLING, OR REDNESS AT THE
SITE OF THE VACCINE, SOME PEOPLE WILL NOT EVEN GET THAT. SOME PEOPLE MAY RUN A
LOW GRADE TEMPERATURE, BUT OTHER THAN THAT IT'S BENEFICIAL BECAUSE IT WILL
PROTECT YOU FOR THE ENTIRE WINTER.
Hundreds of thousands of americans will get flu shots this season. many..
will not.. assuming that the flu vaccine causes influenza.
DR. DIMAIO: IT WILL NOT GIVE YOU THE FLU. IT WILL CHALLENGE YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM,
YOU WILL FEEL SOME SYMPTOMS SIMILAR TO THE FLU, BUT YOU'RE NOT GETTING THE FLU.
DR. STEVEN MOSTOW, ROSE MEDICAL CENTER, DENVER: WHAT DO YOU FEEL LIKE WHEN YOU
GET INFLUENZA? YOU'RE FINE ONE MINUTE AND THE NEXT YOU ARE DOWN ON YOUR BACK.
YOU FEEL LIKE YOU'VE BEEN HIT BY A MACK
An apt analogy from representatives from the National Foundation for
In Washington, they are urging all Americans to be pro-active.
DR. STEVEN MOSTOW, ROSE MEDICAL CENTER, DENVER: THIS VIRUS AFFECTS ABOUT 25
MILLION AMERICANS EACH YR. IT KILLS ABOUT 20-40,000 AMER.S EACH YEAR AND
UNFORTUNATELY HALF A MILLION PEOPLE END UP IN THE HOSPITAL. AND THIS IS A
PREVENTABLE DISEASE NOT BEING PREVENTED.
As they do every year, doctors are especially urging the elderly.. as well
as those with chronic respiratory conditions to get their influenza vaccine.
It could be a matter of life or death.
Liz Mullen, CBS News, New York))
The only people at risk from flu shots are people allergic to eggs.
Some lawmakers are gasping at a measure to ban most asthmatic inhalers.
The Food and Drug Administration wants to ban inhalers that use C-F-Cs or
C-F-Cs damage the earth's protective ozone layer.
But some members of Congress argue the ban would block all but one brand of
inhalers... creating a monopoly.
The past few days, we've been focusing on Mental Health-- as part of Mental
Illness Awareness Week now underway.
Today, learning more about the issues through art.
Photographer Andrew Kilgore has put together an exhibit called "Healing
Changes"-- now on display in Roanoke's Jefferson Center, in the Fralin Atrium.
The exhibit highlights the faces of mental illness and recovery, and some
very personal stories.
IN Q=The text tells the
((DIANE KELLY/MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION: THE TEXT TELLS THE STORIES OF THE
PEOPLE THEMSELVES THAT HAVE STRUGGLED WITH MENTAL ILLNESS, THEIR IN THEIR OWN
WORDS, THEY'VE DONE THEIR OWN NARRATION, THEY TALK ABOUT WHAT IT'S LIKE TO
LIVE WITH A PSYCHIATRIC DISORDER. IN ANY GIVEN YEAR 50 MILLION AMERICANS, 22
PERCENT OF ALL US WILL SUFFER FROM A DIAGNOSABLE MENTAL ILLNESS-- AND THIS JUST
SHOWS YOU THE STORIES OF 80 OF THESE PEOPLE. ))
SUPER=01-Diane Kelly/Mental Health Association; :
OUT Q=80 of these people.
"Healing Changes" is on display through Friday.
Also planned for this--is National Depression Screening Day--
Tomorrow-- five screening sites are planned around the Roanoke Valley.
IN Q=It doesn't
(( IT DOESN'T TAKE THE PLACE OF A DIAGNOSIS. BUT IT CERTAINLY IS A GOOD
STARTING POINT TO KNOW WHERE TO LOOK FOR HELP AND TO GET SOME REFERRALS TO
RESOURCES THAT CAN BE HELPFUL. ))
OUT Q=can be helpful.
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For more information about these events, contact the Mental Health
Association at 540-344-0931.
We head to the college ranks for this week's edition of hometown hoops
But first to the pros-- for some baseball news-- here's Mike.
Welcome folks to the midweek ticker, the baseball divisional playoffs are
making news today.
Right now the Braves lead the Marlins FIVE to NOTHING
in the 5TH inning of game two of their National League series.
The "Fish" won game one last night.
Later tonight the Orioles open the ALCS against the Indians in Baltimore.
And this Orioles team is one happy bunch of campers.
IN Q="The strength...
((DAVEY JOHNSON/ORIOLES MANAGER:))
SUPER=01-Davey Johnson/Orioles Manager; :00
OUT Q=...HAPPY BUNCH."
SS=Hometown hoops weekly
It's Wednesday and that means another addition of hometown hoops weekly.
This week Steve mason has a very special guest.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=01-Sherman Dillard/JMU Men's Basketball Coach; :18
OUT Q=..see ya next time"
(( The Bassett native has earned the respect of his players and peers and has
now reserved a major role in one of college basketball's top programs.
Throughout his coaching career; Dillard has remained consistent in how he
teaches his players to approach the most crucial aspect of the game;
go to break out of out cue
Finally tonight-- Did a protest over sewage washing into a citizen's yard go
SUPER=03-Washington Twn., PA;
Carole and John Everly set up toilets in their front yard-- after local
officials in their town weren't paying attention to the problem.
The Everly's took their protest one step further, by adding a bikini-clad
inflatable doll to one of the toilets.
Town officials issued the couple a citation for violating regulations on
the placement of signs.
Now the American Civil Liberties Union is stepping in to protect the
A-C-L-U lawyers say the entire display is protected by the First Amendment.
The town was given until today to withdraw the citation or the ACLU says it
will settle in court.