Next on News 7-
A final farewell from a community still in shock-
It lays to rest a teenager- who died after collapsing at a football game.
Also tonight- Testimony begins in the trial of the man accused of killing a
Watching for another cold blast by Wednesday. Several fronts will cross the
area but moisture, as usual, is very limited.
First, there was ``Dolly'' the sheep, then a calf named "Gene" -- and,
perhaps next, headless human clones.
The story, plus-- the role of stress plays in heart disease.
Hundreds gather to say their final goodbyes to a Pulaski County football
player who collapsed during Friday night's game.
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Friends and family began filing into Dublin United Methodist Church early
Double Boxes=Jean and Teresa/StarLink
Teresa Hamilton joins us from outside the church. Teresa, obviously a somber
mood there this afternoon-
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IN Q=This is
SUPER=01-George Miller/William Fleming Coach; :00
SUPER=01-Shayne Graham/Pulaski Co. High School Graduate; :41
OUT Q=positive attitude
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Double Boxes=Jean and Teresa/StarLink
(Jean question--are we any closer to knowing what caused Cook's death?)
Many William Fleming students could not make it to the funeral this
afternoon, but Danny Lee Cook was in their thoughts.
This morning, school officials read a fax from Pulaski County over the
It thanked Fleming students for their sympathy, and reassured them that
no-one was responsible for Cook's death.
IN Q=I think everybody
((ADRIENNE HOLLAND/SENIOR; I THINK EVERYBODY FEELS SAD ABOUT THE SITUATION
KNOWING THAT WE WERE A PART OF IT, WE WERE THERE, IT WAS OUR TEAM, IT MADE IT
BETTER TO HEAR THAT ANNOUNCEMENT THIS MORNING THAT WE DIDN'T HAVE AN ACTUAL
PART IN IT.
KEISHA BRATTON/SENIOR; IT'S BEEN REALLY HARD ON THE ENTIRE SCHOOL AS A WHOLE,
WE'VE HAD OUR COUNSELORS TO HELP US TRY TO DEAL WITH THE SITUATION, AND OUR
SYMPATHIES GO OUT TO PULASKI COUNTY, WE KNOW IT'S GOTTA BE A DIFFICULT TIME FOR
SUPER=01-Keisha Bratton/Senior; :14
OUT Q=time for them
It's been a painful year for William Fleming students.
They've dealt with the death of a school administrator and a popular bus
driver. A teacher also recently lost her son.
Counselors are meeting with anyone who needs to talk, and say, while it has
been difficult, students are handling it well.
The first officials on the scene of a fire in Vinton three years ago
uncovered a gruesome spectacle: four people dead- -not victims of smoke
inhalation... three of them had been shot in the head.
A Roanoke County jury heard from one police officer and fire fighter after
SUPER=03-Vinton/August 9, 1994
Walter Smallwood says it's the worst thing he's ever seen- first finding
the bodies of Teresa and Blaine Hodges, then crawling through the super-heated
smoke-filed bedroom to discover the girls -ages three and eleven... both shot
between the eyes before the fire was set.
IN Q=I have small
((I HAVE SMALL CHILDREN OF MY OWN, YES. YES, IT DID UPSET ME. I LEFT THE SCENE
AND TOOK MY LITTLE GIRL TO THE FIRST DAY OF FIRST GRADE.))
SUPER=01-Walter Smallwood/Roanoke Co. Fire & Rescue
OUT Q=first grade.
Eventually Smallwood took a leave of absence from the fire department.
A fire investigator also testified that flammable liquid was used to set
the fire in three places.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
One million dollars a day-- that's what Microsoft might end up paying for
allegedly squelching the computer competition. That story is up next on News 7
Also some good news for a change from space station Mir. We will have an
Ammunition for the parents of teenage children.
Talking on the telephone too long, can be dangerous to your health.
If you're talking pumpkins--there's really only one expert to consult--
Linus, of Peanuts and the Great Pumpkin fame.
But Patrick Evans is ready to fill in in a pinch, and he'll have some
pumpkin-picking tips for us.
Planned Parenthood has lost the latest round in its fight to halt Virginia's
new Parental Notification law.
The U-S Court of Appeals in Richmond has voted seven to five to keep the law
in effect until the case can be heard at trial.
One judge abstained from the vote.
The law took effect July first and requires doctors to notify the parents of
teenage girls who seek abortions.
A Danville police officer returns to work tonight after killing an alleged
shoplifter almost two months ago.
Double Boxes=Jean and Tina/Microwave
Tina Tenret is in our Danville newsroom with the results of the
Jean, Officer Dewey Hancock Junior shot David Pryor in a struggle near a
Roanoke's Commonwealth's Attorney Don Caldwell took over so the
investigation would be impartial.
He says Hancock's life was in danger so the shooting was justified.
IN Q=In my opinion
OUT Q=without a mission here
IN Q=In my opinion
((DON CALDWELL/ROANOKE COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: IN MY OPINION, HE COULD HAVE
EASILY FIRED TWO OR THREE TIMES AT THIS TIME, UNDER THESE CIRCUMSTANCES. HE
CHOSE TO FIRE ONCE, THAT CERTAINLY SEEMS HE INTENDED TO SHOOT HIM BUT NOT
INTENDING TO BE SURE THAT HE WAS DEAD.))
OUT Q=sure that he was dead
25-year-old David Pryor was running from police, who tried to arrest him
for shoplifting at Belk Department Store on August 28.
Officer Dewey Hancock Junior caught up to him behind Schewel's Department
Pryor sprayed Hancock in the face with the officer's mace and reached for
the police gun.
During the scuffle, Hancock shot Pryor in the chest. Pryor died at the
State police say they found no witnesses or fingerprints, but the
Commonwealth's Attorney believes Hancock is telling the truth about what
Danville Police had arrested Pryor for credit card theft earlier that month
-- but Pryor gave them fake names, ages and addresses.
It took police a week to find out Pryor's true name, and that he came from
IN Q=It's interesting
((IT'S INTERESTING THAT NO ONE IN THE DANVILLE AREA REALLY IS CLAIMING TOO MUCH
CONTACT WITH MR. PRYOR. HE SEEMS TO BE A MAN WITHOUT A MISSION HERE.))
OUT Q=mission here
This wraps up the criminal investigation, but the parties involved can still
file civil lawsuits. Local black leaders say the shooting was racially
Double Boxes=Jean and Tina/Microwave
and David Pryor's mother has criticized state police for waiting too long to
let her know her son was dead.
Microsoft could face a fine of one million dollars a day-
The Justice Department wants a federal court to find the computer giant that
Justice officials say Microsoft is violating a court order- requiring
personal computer makers to
license its Internet browser.
They say Microsoft was trying to undermine the competitor Netscape.
((THIS KIND OF PRODUCT FORCING IS AN ABUSE OF MONOPOLY POWER AND WE WILL SEEK
TO PUT AN END TO IT.))
SUPER=01-Joel Klein/Asst. Attorney General;
OUT Q=an end to it."
A Microsoft spokesman says the company's been in full compliance.
A 17 year old accused of killing a Maryland teenager is in Israel-
The fight to bring him back is troubling U-S Israeli relations.
Sam (Shine-Bine) Sheinbein has never lived in Israel, but claims he's a
The law bars extraditing an Israeli citizen.
On Capitol Hill, Congressmen have begun holding up U-S aid to Israel.
((BENJAMIN NETANYAHU/ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER: WE CAN HOPE WE CAN FIND A WAY THAT
WE CAN EXTRADITE A PERSON WHO'S WANTED FOR MURDER IN THE UNITED STATES.
ACCORDING TO OUR LEAGAL PROCEEDINGS WE ARE DOING OUT UTMOST TO ACHIEVE THAT AND
I HOPE WE CAN SUCCEED.))
SUPER=01-Benjamin Netanyahu/Israeli Prime Minister;
OUT Q=WE CAN SUCCEED."
Sheinbein fled to Israel after he was named a suspect in the murder of 19
year old Alfredo (Tay-o) Tello.
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Finding the right costume is a big part of Halloween fun--but so is finding
the perfect pumpkin.
(Patrick ad lib)
STOCKS BUMP NEXT
Halloween's ghosts and goblins would be lost with out the gentle candle
light from the traditional jack-o-lantern, and picking the right pumpkin is an
Double Boxes=Jean and Patrick/Microwave
Patrick Evans joins us from Misty Meadows produce, where the gourd brigade
is out in full force.
SUPER=01-Elizabeth Williams/Misty Meadows Produce;
(Patrick ad lib live interview)
Double Boxes=Robin and Patrick/Microwave
(Patrick tosses back to Robin)
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health music under
The N-B-A comes to Roanoke for the first time in almost a decade-- Mike
Stevens has more coming up in sports.
The next step in the science of cloning may be HEADLESS clones.
British researchers say it's all in hopes that transplant recipients could
eventually have organs grown from their own "cloned" cells.
I'm Keith Humphry.
Coming up tonight on NEWS 7 at SIX --
a 33 month first-time bid for public office draws closer to judgment day --
but it's already made history.
IN Q=My disability
((MY DISABILITY PUTS A FACE ON THE PARTY OF SAYING TO ANYONE IN AMERICA THEY
CAN MAKE IT NO MATTER WHAT CARDS THEY'RE DEALT.))
OUT Q=they're dealt.
We've got a closer look at one of the men who aspires to break the tie in
the state Senate.
The first of our statewide candidates' profiles begins tonight with
Republican John Hager.
Double Boxes=Jean and Keith/Newsroom
That's coming up at the top of the hour Jean.
These experiments may seem to go beyond science-- and into the realm of
It is a headless frog embroyo, genetically engineered--
Some fear the same cloning technology will be used to grow human organs.
IN Q=Then you
((JONATHAN SLACK/BATH UNIVERSITY: THEN YOU MIGHT MOVE UP A STEP AND SAY,
SUPPOSE YOU COULD GROWN AN ORGAN, BUT IT HAS TO BE AN ORGAN PLUS A HEART,
BECAUSE IT HAS TO HAVE A BLOOD SUPPLY. BECAUSE THE MAJOR PROBLEM OF GROWING
TISSUES IN VITRO IS THE ABSENCE OF A BLOOD SUPPLY, AND I THINK THERE YOU ARE
BEGINNING TRESPASS ON GROUND SOME PEOPLE MIGHT FIND UNPALATABLE. ))
SUPER=01-Jonathan Slack/Bath University; :
OUT Q=find unpalatable.
In Britain, Professor Jonathan Slack believes it's time to start thinking
now about the medical ethics while he's still dealing with tadpoles-- and
before somebody tries his techniques on human embryos.
There's a huge unmet need for human organs, such as hearts or livers,
for transplant operations.
Theoretically, the needs can be met by growing the organs in a lab.
To do that a human embryo could
be altered, like Professor Slack's tadpoles to supress all the parts of the
body, except the needed organ--
and a heart and circulatory system to nourish it.
This latest development makes it more urgent than ever for medical ethics to
keep up with medical science.
U-S scientists are once again underscoring the role stress plays in heart
They say reducing stress can reduce the risk of heart attack or surgery by
up to 74-percent... more than exercise or the "usual" treatment alone.
The patients in this study underwent a stress-management program --
including weekly classroom training sessions on how to avoid some stressful
situations-- and react to others differently.
The research is reported in the latest issue of the American Medical
Association's Archives of Internal Medicine.
The executive director of the National Mental Illness Screening Project is
trying to debunk an old saying about suicide.
Dr. Douglas Jacobs says people who talk about suicide DO go through with
it... and that often a treatable psychiatric illness may be the cause.
So, he suggests paying close attention to any talk of death.... and
getting that person to a medical professional.
Nearly 32-thousand Americans kill themselves every year.
GRAPHIC=Breast Cancer Awareness
Breast cancer patients are applauding T-V's "Murphy Brown."
Candace Bergen's character on the show has been diagnosed with breast
Last week's episode took up the issue of whether Murphy should have a
lumpectomy or a mastectomy.
The show had the phones ringing off the hook at the American
Cancer Society, with more than one-thousand people calling its hot
GRAPHIC=Health Check Bug
Talking constantly on the phone can do more than just raise your phone
bill-- it can lead to physical injury.
Doctors around the country are seeing more and more patients with a
particular kind of neck problem-- and the cure may be just a telephone call
The trouble stems from the telephone-- people who cradle the phone--
holding it between the ear and the shoulders can actually hurt themselves.
And holding the phone the wrong way
can cause damaging muscle strain.
IN Q=The symptoms
((DR. ROBIN HERBERT/MT. SINAI SCHOOL OF MEDICINE: THE SYMPTOMS THAT THOSE
POSTURES CAN CREATE INCLUDE NECK PAIN, PAIN IN THE UPPER BACK, PAIN IN THE
SHOULDER, OR PAIN GOING DOWN INTO THE ARMS, OR NUMBNESS OR TINGLING GOING DOWN
INTO THE ARMS.))
OUT Q=into the arms.
On average, people spend 34 minutes a day on the telephone-- not including
calls at the office.
In sports, the Virginia Cavaliers prepare for powerful Florida State after
this week's narrow win over Duke.
and N-B-A action was a big hit with fans at the Roanoke Civic Center last
night. Here's Mike Stevens with the Two Minute Ticker.
Welcome folks to the Monday ticker.
It is a travel day for the World Series teams as the Marlins and Indians head
to Cleveland where temperatures will be in the 40's tomorrow night.
And there is a chance of snow showers late in the game
It's also a travel day for the Charlotte Hornets who play the Indiana Pacers
tomorrow night in the Nashville Coliseum.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night; :00
Last night Glen Rice and the Hornets flew into the Star City for a little
exhibition action against the Minnesota Timberwolves who played without Kevin
Garnett, who had a bruised thigh.
The Hornets lost the game 106-to-102, but this year's Charlotte team is
loaded with talent.
IN Q="YOU KNOW...
((J.R. REID/HORNETS FORWARD:))
((BOBBY PHILLS/HORNETS GUARD:))
SUPER=01-J.R. Reid/Hornets Forward; :00
SUPER=01-Bobby Phills/Hornets Guard; :07
OUT Q=...SAME PERSON."
More on Phills 220 pound frame and the Hornets new look coming up at six.
Virginia extended it's win streak to three Saturday with a 13-10 victory
This weekend; third ranked Florida State is in town. While UVa is the only
ACC team to ever beat the Seminoles; Steve Mason says the Wahoos are in store
for a blow out if they play like they did aganist the Blue Devils.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Blue Devils vs. Cavaliers; :00
SUPER=01-Doug Karczewski/UVa Co-Captain; :15
SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Head Coach; :26
OUT Q=...at six"
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And a big reminder for you area college football fans. This Saturday
afternoon at 3:30 right here on Your Hometown Station we have the battle for
bragging rights on top of the Big East conference as 21st ranked West Virginia
hosts 19th Virginia Tech.
Catch it LIVE Saturday right here on WDBJ-7.
Coming up at six, we'll hear from Frank Beamer, plus have much more on last
night's NBA visit to the Star City.
Take Care everybody.
take a break
Miles above the earth- two Russian cosmonauts have completed a six hour
The Mir cosmonauts reeled in some cable in a damaged section of the space
They also hooked up power cables- that brought applause from ground
The cables link three solar panels on the damaged Spekter module to a
The Spacewalk is part of an effort to get Mir back to full power after