Straight ahead on News 7-
Marv Albert finds out his sentence.
The trial for Earl Bramlett continues with more testimony. Keith Humphry has
a live report.
And Dan Qualye stops at the Hotel Roanoke to help out one Republican
On Health Check-- Putting a face on bacteria.
It's all part of a new ad campaign-- called Fight BAC... featuring a squishy
green germ-- to teach the public about food borne illnesses.
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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
Marv Albert will not do jail time for biting a woman on the back.
Albert will remain free- If he stays out of trouble for a year, his
conviction will be dropped.
Albert apologized to the woman in court- saying he's sorry if she felt she
Byron Pitts is following the case in Arlington and joins us with the latest.
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SUPER=01-Roy Black/Albert's Attorney;
SUPER=01-Evan Bell/Albert's Agent;
OUT Q=three years.
((WITH HIS WORDS ... MARV ALBERT HINTED HE WAS GRATEFUL. WITH THE
SENTENCE HE GOT .... IT WAS CLEAR ... HE WAS LUCKY.
VIRTUALLY THE LIGHTEST PUNISHMENT POSSIBLE UNDER VIRGINIA STATE
LAW ... NO JAIL TIME ... NO PROBATION.
THE JUDGE ORDERING THE FORMER NBC SPORTSCASTER UNDERGO MENTAL HEALTH CARE
FOR 12-MORE MONTHS.
WHEN HIS CHANCE CAME TO SPEEK ... ALBERT TOLD THE VICTIM ... `I'M
IT WAS THIS WOMAN ... ALBERT'S FORMER LOVER WHO HAD TESTIFI ED
... HE BIT HER BACK AND FORCED HER TO PERFROM ORAL SEX IN A VIRGINIA HOTEL
ROOM LAST WINTER.
A CHARGE ALBERT'S LAWYER STILL DENIES.
DESPITE WHAT HIS LAWYER SAYS ... THE TRIAL COST MARV ALBERT HIS
JOB ... HIS CREDIBILITY AND A 30-YEAR CAREER.
BUT HIS AGENT INSIST THE VETERAN SPORTSCASTER WILL BE BACK.
FREEDOM FOR THE ACCUSED ... FRUSTRATION FOR ONE OF HIS ALLEDGED
PATRICIA MASDEN TESTIFED ALBERT SEXUALLY ASSAULTED HER 3-YEARS..))
(toss back to jean)
A murder suspect was trying to feed the authorities evidence two years
before the crime he's accused in.
At the capital murder trial of Earl Bramblett today the jury heard about
Bramblett's attempts to help convict the man he's accused of killing.
DOUBLE BOXES JEAN/KEITH
Keith Humphry is at the Roanoke County courthouse-- Keith fill us in on the
(keith ad lib)
double boxes Jean/Keith
A breakaway leader has emerged in the race for lieutenant governor.
Democrat L-F Payne is now pulling 45-percent support among likely voters in
our latest NEWS 7-- Mason-Dixon poll.
Republican John Hager is at 38-percent.
In the race for attorney general, Republican Mark Earley has expanded his
lead to five points, with 42-percent of likely voters surveyed backing him, to
Democrat Bill Dolan's 37-percent support.
Both races are still up for grabs, with almost one in five voters undecided.
Virginia Republicans brought a well-known politician to Roanoke to help sway
those undecided voters.
Former Vice President Dan Quayle stopped at the Hotel Roanoke to stump for
Quayle says what makes the Republican special is his stance on parole
abolition and welfare reform.
IN Q=HE WILL STAND UP
((DAN QUAYLE/R-FORMER VICE PRESIDENT: HE WILL STAND UP AND FIGHT FOR THOSE
THAT OBEY THE LAW AND IF YOU BREAK THE LAW WATCH OUT WE ARE SERIOUS ABOUT
CONTINUING TO DRIVE THE CRIME RATE DOWN IN VIRGINIA.))
SUPER=01-Dan Quayle/(R) Former Vice President; :00
OUT Q=HERE IN VIRGINIA
IN Q=AND WE'VE
((MARK EARLEY/R-ATTORNEY GENERAL CANDIDATE: AND WE'VE REALLY GOTTEN THE
ECONOMY MACHINE GOING AGAIN IN VIRGINIA AND THE NEXT ATTORNEY GENERAL IS GOING
TO BE VITALLY IMPORTANT IN HOLDING ON TO THOSE GAINS.))
OUT Q=ON TO THOSE GAINS
Earlier today, Quayle was in Northern Virginia supporting Republican
Lieutenant Governor candidate John Hager.
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Medical precautions are being taken at some high school football games.
Details ahead on NEWS-7 at FIVE--
Plus-- Political races aren't the only contests underway in the
COmmonwealth--- some skydivers were poised to set a new Virginia record...
And on Health Check-- we'll be checking out the cigarette of the future.
It's got a lighter and ashtray already built in-- and plenty of critics
waiting in the wings.
Also coming up-- what is mother nature doing to Friday Football Extra?
Mike Stevens has the scoop when NEWS-7 at FIVE returns.
An alleged robber is hospitalized tonight after being shot inside a Roanoke
Police say the intruder entered a house in the 69-hundred block of Goff Road
around seven this morning.
Two people were home at the time-- a man apparently confronted the intruder.
Investigators say the attack escalated and the husband shot and wounded the
He's listed in critical condition at Carillion Roanoke Memorial Hospital,
but expected to make a full recovery.
The suspect has not been charged and police are not releasing his name yet.
Investigators say no charges will be filed against the homeowners.
It was one week ago that a Pulaski County High School football player died at
a game last week at Victory Stadium.
Now Roanoke City schools are beefing up medical service at games.
Starting tonight, an extra E-M-S ambulance will be stationed at all Roanoke
City Schools' football games.
Patrick Henry High School Athletic Director Woody Deans says they're working
with United Ambulance Services and E-M-S to provide safety for the athletes.
He says in case one ambulance has to leave, they have a back-up.
Police say it was a firebomb that caused a blaze in a Philadelphia
killing two women and three children from one family.
Police don't know why someone threw a container filled with a flammable
liquid through the front window of the house-
Two sisters, ages two and six were killed along with their mother,
grandmother and 14 year old cousin.
Witnesses reported hearing gunshots and a bang before the fire.
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Will wet weather hang around this weekend? Patrick has the forecast in a
But our weather can't compare to some areas in Texas where cleanup is
underway following severe storms that blew through the area.
It's a day of cleanup (----------------)
after severe storms roared through Texas-
In Crosby just northeast of Houston- a suspected tornado destroyed several
homes and buildings.
((I WAS IN THERE DOING MY HOMEWORK AND I HEARD THE WIND.))
((AND THEN THE SKY STARTED TURNING GREEN AND THE TORNADO CAME DOWN AND TOUCHED
OUR GRASS AND THEN WENT BACK UP AND I COULD SEE THIS COW FLYING OVER OUR
OUT Q=OVER OUR HOUSE."
No serious injuries reported.
Meanwhile in Arlington, Texas a hailstorm is blamed for a multi car pileup-
at least 54 vehicles were involved in accidents on Interstate 20.
Fifteen people were hurt- none seriously.
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Mike Stevens has his rain gear on for tonight's downpour of Friday Football
Extra games-- a rull rundown in tonight's Ticker.
Breast cancer research is going high-tech.
NASA is joining the fight-- to knock out the disease.
IN Q=In the year
((IN THE YEAR 1940, 1 OUT OF 20 WOMEN WERE EFFECTED BY BREAST CANCER.
TODAY, 1 OUT OF 8 WOMEN WILL HAVE DEVELOPED THIS DISEASE IN HER LIFETIME.))
OUT Q=in her lifetime.
Here's a look ahead to News 7 at 6.
The Historic Botetourt County Museum is getting a facelift.
A mannequin sits in an antique witness chair in the museum, but it will soon
be displayed on the new porch when renovations are complete.
She'll tell a story of Botetourt's history.
IN Q=She was tried
((SHE WAS TRIED BY A JUDGE AND FOUND GUILTY AND HER SENTENCE WAS TO BE TAKEN
OVER THE HILL AND DUNKED IN THE POND THREE TIMES BECAUSE SHE WAS LOUD OF
SUPER=02-Emily Honts/Historic Society President;
OUT Q=loud of mouth
That' just one of the treasures the museum holds...
Tune in for the story in about 40 minutes, on News 7 at 6.
Foodborne pathogens cause up to nine-thousand deaths, and 33 million
illnesses each year.
The government hopes to do something about it with a new campain called
"Fight Bac"-- a plan to teach people how to protect themselves against
The campaign features a squishy green germ cartoon character.
BAC is supposed to put a face on bacteria.
IN Q=Since consumer
((DAN GLICKMAN/SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE: SINCE CONSUMER RESEARCH SHOWS THAT
MANY AMERICANS SAY IT WOULD TAKE THEM GETTING SICK TO CHANGE THEIR BEHAVIOR,
OUR CHALLENGE IS TO ENGAGE THEM IN A RELEVANT, LIVELY, INFORMATIVE WAY BEFORE
THAT HAPPENS, BEFORE THEY GET SICK. INSTEAD OF TRYING TO SCARE PEOPLE SAFE, WE
USE POSITIVE THEMES AND MESSAGES TO MAKE FOLKS MORE AWARE OF THE CONTROL THEY
HAVE IN THEIR EVERYDAY LIVES TO EAT SAFELY AND PREPARE THEIR FOOD SAFELY. ))
SUPER=01-Dan Glickman/Secretary of Agriculture; :
OUT Q=food safely.
So get ready for the new green giant of sorts-- we'll probably all be
seeing a lot more of the germ named "Bac."
If Philip Morris has its way...this is what the cigarette of the future
will look like:
A lighter, ashtray...and tobacco all rolled into one--
It's a product they claim will reduce second-hand smoke...but that some
critics are already poking fun at.
IN Q=how is it
(((Q) HOW IS IT SUPPOSED TO WORK? (A) WHAT HAPPENS IS THAT YOU PUT THIS
DEVICE UP TO YOUR MOUTH AND YOU (SUCKING SOUND) SUCK ON IT. IT SENDS A SIGNAL
DOWN WHICH THEN LIGHTS THE CIGARETTE, SO MAYBE THREE SECONDS LATER YOU GET
SOMETHING IN THERE - BUT I MEAN THAT IS A CRAZY WAY TO SMOKE A CIGARETTE ))
OUT Q=smoke a cigarette.
And after paying 50 dollars, smokers would still have to check its battery
level before each use...and switch brands to this Philip Morris product....the
ONLY cigarette that will fit in the device.
But some worry that despite the price and drawbacks...the product has more
than enough gizmo-appeal to attract underage smokers.
Tentative approval for a "bill of rights" to help consumers deal with
The plan among other things...calls for the right to appeal denial of care
and the right to privacy for health care records..with a few exceptions.
The commission rejected proposals to mandate coverage for experimental
It also left out other items because insurers and business said they would
cost too much..and that small employers would have to drop coverage altogether.
The commission plans to make final recommendations by Thanksgiving.
NASA is joining the fight against breast cancer and osteoporosis in women
-- with robots and CIA spy satellites.
SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :
The space agency has struck a deal with the Department of Health and Human
Services to develop and transfer space technology to the medical field.
IN Q=If we can
((DR. SUSAN BLUMENTHAL/ASST. SECRETARY FOR WOMEN'S HEALTH: IF WE CAN SEE
MISSILES TWENTY THOUSAND MILES AWAY WITH THE HUBBLE TELESCOPE, SEE THE SURFACE
OF MARS THEN SURELY WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO MOVE ACCUARATELY DETECT A SMALL LESION
IN WOMEN'S BREASTS RIGHT HERE ON EARTH.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Susan Blumenthal/Asst. Secretary for Women's Health;
OUT Q=right here on earth."
Some of the technology would include a "smart" probe that can find a tumor
and diagnose it, and virtual reality computers.
Central Intelligence Agency spy satellites normally used to find camouflaged
tanks will also be used-- as well as a three-dimensional imager that can be
used for reconstructive surgery.
A lot of people suffer with them...but the Centers for Disease Control say
doctors and patients are not getting the message as to what causes ulcers.
A lifelong condition that is not only painful.. but sometimes deadly.
Ulcers are caused by a bacteria called helicobacter pylori and not stress.
The CDC and the National Institutes of Health have launched a national
A simple blood test or breath test can detect helicobacter.
The Tech - West Virginia kickoff is just hours away up in Morgantown.
Plus Winston Cup drivers are back to work this weekend-- here's Mike with
Welcome folks to the Friday ticker that so far has not been affected by the
We begin three hours south of here in Rockingham, North Carolina where the
Winston Cup cars returned after a week off for qualifying.
SUPER=03-Rockingham, NC/Speedvision; :00
It was very overcast but not raining at the Rock today.
Jeff Gordon went out early and ended up grabbing the sixth starting spot for
The man was Bobby Labonte, who won the pole with a speed of 156 point 696
miles an hour.
((BOBBY LABONTE/AC-DELCO POLE WINNER:))
SUPER=01-Bobby Labonte/AC-Delco 400 Pole Winner; :00
OUT Q=...REALLY GOOD."
WIPE TO QUALIFYING!!!!!!
SUPER=107-1. Bobby Labonte/156.696/2. Dale Jarrett//3. Mark Martin//4. Ward
Burton//5. Kyle Petty//;
SUPER=107-6. Jeff Gordon//7. Geoff Bodine//8. Bill Elliott//9. Ricky
Craven//10. Mike Skinner //;
SUPER=107-11. Jeff Burton//12. Dick Trickle//13. Ricky Rudd//14. Derrike Cope
//15. David Green//;
SUPER=107-16. Chad Little//17. Michael Waltrip//18. Rusty Wallace//19. Joe
Nemechek//20. Johnny Benson//;
SUPER=107-21. Wally Dallenbach//22. Rick Mast//23. Hut Stricklin//24. Jeremy
Mayfield//25. Kenny Wallace//;
oc- LAST NAME."
The Big East brawl for it all in Morgantown tomorrow will showcase a changing
of the guard at the running back spot.
Last year Tech's Ken Oxendine was a first team all Big East performer at
tailback and he was the man in the conference.
But this year West Virginia's Amos Zereoue is head and shoulders above every
other back in the conference.
And he ranks fifth in the nation averaging 150 yards a game.
((KEN OXENDINE/VA. TECH TAILBACK:))
SUPER=01-Ken Oxendine/Va. Tech Tailback; :00
OUT Q=...WORK OUT GREAT."
And be sure to join us for the game tomorrow afternoon at 3:30 right here on
Despite some wet weather tonight, the games are still on for Friday Football
However, while the football is on, the homecoming parade at Patrick Henry has
Everything else though is a go.
And our crews are out and ready to roll with their umbrellas covering these
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Hope to see you tonight at 11:35.
Have a safe weekend everybody.
take a break
The sky briefly darkened over Virginia's northern neck today.
But it was perfect flying weather.
Eighty-seven skydivers -- freefalling at about 120 miles an hour -- went for
a new state record.
They had to link up and hold a formation for ten seconds to beat the 1991
Virginia record of 63 skydivers in formation.
They'd been trying since yesterday.
But today's first jump was the lucky one.
Jumping ahead to a bigger goal, team members are looking at a world record.
IN Q=Yes as
((SANDY WAMBACH/SKYDIVE THE POINT: YES AS A MATTER OF FACT, NEXT JULY, I'M
PART OF A TEAM THAT'S ORGANIZING A 300-PERSON ATTEMPT IN CHICAGO.))
SUPER=01-Sandy Wambach/Skydive The Point;
OUT Q=in Chicago.
297 skydivers set the UN-official world record last year.