Next on News 7-
An Amherst man is dead- His 27 year old wife charged with murder.
Plus Dave Letterman prepares for his chat tonight with Marv Albert-
...and it's the talk of the town town- Will it snow?
Joe Dashiell has a live report.
For most locations, this is just a cold rain but it will begin as snow and
sleet for Roanoke and the New River.
And on Health Check-- fat in your diet is one of the enemies
in the war against heart disease, but can you go overboard?
((DR. TIM BYERS/UNIV. OF COLORADO HEALTH SCIENCES: MODEST REASONABLE CHANGES
ARE VERY BENEFICIAL. THAT MAYBE GOING TO VERY SEVERE RESTRICTIONS AREN'T
OUT Q=aren't necessary.
It isn't expected until overnight- but Southwest Virginians are preparing for
a sloppy visit from Mother Nature.
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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
It's in the forecast... A winter storm that could bring a cold rain and
icy conditions to western Virginia overnight.
This won't be the storm of the century, but it is the first of the
Double Box=Jean & Joe
and tonight Joe Dashiell reports the Roanoke Valley is getting ready.
Jean, Robin will have the specifics in just a minute...
but the prospect of snow after midnight hasn't escaped the attention of highway
crews and homeowners.
IN Q=No run on the bread and milk
SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/Va. Dept. of Transportation; :16
OUT Q=we will be too.
((No run on the bread and milk so far... but the bags of rock salt have been
moving over at Southern States... and at the Virginia Department of
Transportation... the plows are rolling and the crews are poised to deal with
whatever this night might bring.))
IN Q=We have about 450 pieces of equipment
((LAURA BULLOCK/VA. DEPT. OF TRANSPORTATION: WE HAVE ABOUT 450 PIECES OF
EQUIPMENT THAT ARE READY TO BE PUT INTO ACTION IF NEEDED AND IF WE HAD A
WIDESPREAD STORM OR ONE THAT LASTED SEVERAL DAYS WE COULD BRING IN SOME HIRED
ONCTRACTORS TO HELP US OUT. FOR THIS UPCOMING EVENT, IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S GOING
TO BE FAIRLY SPOTTY, SO WE'RE NOT GETTING TOO CONCERNED ABOUT IT AT THIS POINT,
HOWEVER PEOPLE CAN REST ASSURED THAT IF SOMETHING'S OUT THERE, IF MOTHER NATURE
IS AT WORK, WE WILL BE TOO.))
OUT Q=we will be too.
(ad lib and toss to Robin)
An Amherst County woman is charged with stabbing her husband to death during
an argument overnight.
Around 1:30 police were called to investigate an assault at this apartment
complex on Rivermont Avenue.
That's where 33-year old Lawrence Eugene Allen had been stabbed in the chest
during a domestic dispute with his wife.
27-year old Sandra Allen was arrested and charged with murder.
She was appointed an attorney during a brief court appearance this
Allen remains held without bond.
Floyd County authorities say they will charge two Floyd County High School
students with felony vandalism.
Residents of a predominately black neighborhood, near Floyd found orange
paint splattered on their property over the weekend.
The Commonwealth's Attorney says the vandalism is a felony because it
appears the accused students, both white, allegedly targeted a black
((GINO WILLIAMS/FLOYD CO. COMMONWEALTHS'S ATTORNEY: ))
SUPER=01-Gino Williams/Floyd Co. Commonwealth's Attorney
OUT Q=dont know anything about.
Williams did not identify the students.
He says one will be charged as a juvenile, the other as an adult.
A maximum sentence for felony vandalism is five years in jail.
Gunmen ambushed four Americans in Pakistan- killing them and their
The men were shot in the busy streets of Karachi- while on their way to
The deaths were an apparent act of terrorism- after this weeks' conviction
of a Pakistani for the shooting outside CIA headquarters four years ago.
All the vicitms worked for one of the nation's biggest oil companies based
((JOHN WHITMIRE/UNION TEXAS PETROLEUM CEO: WE'RE TAKING STEPS TO MAKE SURE THAT
ALL OUR EMPLOYEES AND THEIR FAMILIES IN PAKISTAN ARE SECURE AND SAFE WHETHER
THEY'RE AT HOME AT WORK OR IN SCHOOL.))
SUPER=01-John Whitmire/Union Texas Petroleum CEO;
OUT Q=or in school."
The attackers have not been caught.
The U-N Security Council is taking action against Iraq.
It unanimously adopted a resolution imposing new sanctions on Iraq.
The resolution slaps a travel ban on some Iraqi officials-
((BILL RICHARDSON/U.S. AMBASSADOR TO U.N. : THE SECURITY COUNCIL HAS BEEN
UNITED. THE MESSAGE IS CLEAR IRAQ MUST COMPLY OR FACE CONSEQUENCES.))
SUPER=01-Bill Richardson/U.S. Ambassador to UN;
OUT Q=or face consequences."
The move comes becaue of Iraq's decision to dispel America from the U-N arms
HARD MUSIC UNDER
The latest on what's happening to the couple arrested after a high-speed
chase with police yesterday on Route 220.
Also coming up on NEWS-7 at FIVE--
Its been the scene of many accidents, several of them fatal. But citizens are
hoping improvements will be made to Route one-fourteen in Christiansburg.
Stick around for all this and Hometown Hoops Weekly when we come back.
A chemical cloud forced hundreds to evacuate from their homes-
SUPER=03-Paso Robles, CA;
businesses and even the airport in (Pasa Roe-bles) Paso Robles, California.
A pipe burst at the Chemron Corporation spewing the chemical into the air-
The leak is now stopped and the cloud has dissipated.
(Pasa Robles) is about 160 miles northwest of Los Angeles.
The Pennsylvania couple who led police on a 40 mile high speed chase from
Christiansburg to Roanoke will be separated for a while.
Heather Worthington is charged with driving a stolen car, speeding and
failing to stop for police.
Her husband John faces theft, fraud and bad check charges in Pennsylvania.
Both appeared in court this morning... She'll be staying in the Montgomery
County Jail... he'll be leaving Virginia.
IN Q=she's got a court
((SGT. KIM ALBERT/CHRISTIANSBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT; SHE'S GOT A COURT DATE SET
IN JANUARY, SHE'S HELD IN THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY JAIL RIGHT NOW PRESENTLY ON NO
BOND. THE MALE SUBJECT, HE WENT AHEAD AND WAIVED HIS EXTRADITION SO
PENNSYLVANIA'S GOING TO BE COMING AND PICKING HIM UP.))
SUPER=01-Sgt. Kim Albert/Christiansburg Police Department;
OUT Q=picking him up
John Worthington was hospitalized after the chase ended yesterday,
complaining of shortness of breath.
Police say doctors couldn't find anything wrong with him, so he was taken to
All local charges against him were dropped, so he could be immediately
transferred to Pennsylvania.
Residents living along what's been dubbed by some as "Death Road" in
Montgomery County are taking their concerns to local lawmakers.
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./Last Night;
Last night-- John Miller, went door to door with a petition.
Some homeowners want to lower the speed limit to 45 and eliminate passing on
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./January 23;
In the past three years-- ten people have died in traffic accidents along
the road-- which stretches from Christiansburg to Radford.
The latest fatality claimed three lives Halloween night.
IN Q=We're just
((JOHN MILLER/MONTGOMERY CO. RESIDENT;:WE'RE JUST TIRED OF HAVING TO GO OUT.
WE'RE WORRIED TO DEATH ABOUT HAVING TO BACK OUT OF OUR DRIVEWAYS, THINKING WE
MIGHT BE THE NEXT FATALITY. ))
SUPER=01-John Miller/Montgomery Co. Resident; :00
OUT Q=next fatality.
The petition will be presented to the Montgomery County Board of
Supervisors tonight. We'll have an update tonight on NEWS-7 at 11.
Start adding a dime to the price of a call from a pay-phone.
Bell Atlantic raised its rates from 25 to 35-cents across Virginia beginning
It says this is the first time rates have changed since 19-84.
Last year the federal government passed a law deregulating pay phones.
Now it's up to the companies that own the phones to decide how much they want
The company says the new rate will be phased in over the next 90-days.
groovy music under
Sometimes life gets even more interesting as we get older... and here's
Patrick to explain.
(Patrick ad lib)
STOCKS BUMP NEXT
"A Rebellious House" is the latest offering from local author Barbara
Dickinson, and she's signing books at this hour.
DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Patrick Evans joins us from Ram's Head Bookstore in Roanoke, to hear about
her latest work.
DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN
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SUPER=331-Cloudy With/Rain Late/34-38/Periods Of/Rain/38-40;
SUPER=332-Sleet & Snow/1-2" Possible/30-35/Sleet And/Rain/34-36;
SUPER=333-Light Snow/Late/30-32/Periods Of/Cold Rain/34-36;
SUPER=334-Rain & Snow/No Accumulation/30-34/Light Rain/And Sleet/34-38;
health music under
Basketball news on and off the court is highlighted tonight in Hometown
But first, on Health Check-- a natural approach
to curb Attention Deficit Disorder.
IN Q=It contains
((CHARLIE REA/NATURE'S OUTLET MANAGER:IT CONTAINS TWO COMPOUNDS. ONE IS CALLED
PHOSPHOCYTYLSERINE WHICH IS DERIVED FROM SOYBEANS AND WHAT IT DOES IS IT HELPS
BALANCE NEUROTRANSMITTER FUNCTION IN THE BRAIN. THE OTHER COMPOUND IS CALLED
D-M-A-E AND IT'S DERIVED FROM ANCHOVIES ACTUALLY))
Good Afternoon, Keith Humphry here...
Tonight on NEWS-7 at SIX-- a look at the children caught in the custody
Several studies and statisitics reveal kids experience some difficulties
growing up without a father.
But some experts say single family homes have become socially accepted.
**dissolve to full screen**
Stacey Martin continues her series Dads From a Distance with a look at the
children who usually are the victims in custody cases.
double boxes Jean/Keith
That installment plus more news, sports and of course a winter weather
forecast in about 40-minutes on NEWS-7 at SIX.
The V-A Medical Center in Salem has a new director...
Doctor Stephen Lemons is a psychologist and a career employee of the
Department of Veterans Affairs.
His most recent job has been Deputy Undersecretary for Benefits.
Lemons is supposed to be in Salem next week to meet with the V-A staff.
He replaces John Presley, who was fired after being accused of sexual
If you have high cholesterol, odds are your doctor has told you reduce the
fat in your diet.
But when it comes to cutting fat, you DON'T have to go hog wild.
A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association reveals too
little fat in your diet may actually do more harm than good.
The average American gets 36 percent of calories from fat-- most experts
recommend 30 percent or less.
In the study some subjects were put on a 30 percent diet.
Others went lower-- as little as 18 percent calories from fat.
Those with severe fat restrictions saw their blood triglycerides go up and
their HDL-- or good cholesterol levels go down.
These are changes that can actually increase the risk of heart disease.
((DR. TIM BYERS/UNIV. OF COLORADO HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER: THE MOST BENEFIT YOU
CAN GET FROM LIFESTYLE CHANGES ARE THE FIRST STEP OR TWO -- GETTING OFF THE
COUCH AND BECOMING MORE ACTIVE. A LITTLE BIT OF WEIGHT LOSS OR AT LEAST
AVOIDING A LOT OF WEIGHT GAIN. AND MODEST REDUCTIONS IN FAT. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Tim Byers/Univ. of Colorado;
OUT Q=RESTRICTIONS IN FAT.
This study only looked at the effect of low fat on men. But other studies
have already found that a low fat diet can cause the good cholesterol levels to
fall in women as well.
Millions of parents are dealing with their children who have Attention
The prescribed treatment usually consists of strong medications with serious
Tonya Flory reports on what could be a healthier relief.
IN Q=Eight year old
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00 quick
SUPER=01-Sherry Swift/Mother; :24
SUPER=01-Charlie Rea/Nature's Outlet; :57 quick
SUPER=01-Dr. Lisa Teegarden/Psychologist; 1:14
SUPER=01-Dr. William Kagey/Pediatrician; 1:45
OUT Q=News 7.
Eight year old Amber Dennis is now doing better in school.
Nat sound (reading out loud)
She's able to concentrate, even though she's no longer taking medicine to
control her attention deficit Hyperactive Disorder.
Doctors have prescribed three different drugs which caused her to have
stomach aches, depression and loss of appetite.
IN Q=And then she
((SHERRY SWIFT/MOTHER: AND THEN SHE STARTED TO LOSE WEIGHT AND I SAID OKAY THIS
IS ENOUGH AND I STOPPED HER MEDICATION AND DISCOVERED THE PEDI-ACTIVE ADD AND
IN ONE MONTH SHE GAINED FOUR POUNDS SHE'S LIKE A BOTTOMLESS PIT, I CAN'T FILL
HER UP. ACADEMICALLY SHE'S DOING VERY WELL. HER REPORT CARD JUST CAME OUT AND
IT'S THE BEST ONE YET))
OUT Q=best one yet.
Pedi-Active ADD is just one natural alternative to drugs like Ritalin and
Nutritional antioxidants and non-drug compounds are available without a
perscription and researchers say they're as safe as vitamin C.
IN Q=They have done
((CHARLIE REA/NATURE'S OUTLET: THEY HAVE DONE RIGOROUS TESTING WITH IT AND THEY
HAVE FOUND THAT IT HAS MINIMAL TOXICITY, LESS THAN THAT OF ASPIRIN))
OUT Q= aspirin.
IN Q=More and more
((MORE AND MORE PATIENTS ARE BEING DIAGNOSED WITH ADD FOR LEARNING PROBLEMS AND
TREATED WITH POWERFUL DRUGS THAT MANY SAY ONLY MASK THE SYMPTOMS...OR WORSE YET
NATURALLY ACTIVE CHILDREN ARE BEING PUT ON BEHAVIORAL MODIFICATION DRUGS))
OUT Q=MODIFICATION DRUGS
((DR. LISA TEEGARDEN/PSYCHOLOGIST:CHILDREN THAT ARE JUST EXTREMELY
OPPOSITIONAL, OUT OF CONTROL SOMETIMES GET DIAGNOSED WITH ADHD AND SOMETIMES
IT'S NOT ALWAYS THERE))
SUPER=01-Dr. Lisa Teegarden/Psychologist;
OUT Q=always there.
IN Q=Kids are kids
((SHERRY SWIFT:KIDS ARE KIDS SOME ARE GOING TO BE MORE RAMBUNCTIOUS THAN OTHERS
BUT WITH MY DAUGHTER SHE HAD A PROBLEM FOCUSING, SHE COULDN'T FINISH ANYTHING
OUT, SHE HAD TO CONSTANTLY BE PUT ON TASK))
OUT Q=put on task.
And because science has not yet defined the causes of ADD--It's frustrating for
IN Q=A lot of times
((DR. WILLIAM KAGEY/PEDIATRICIAN: A LOT OF TIMES THE DADS DON'T THINK THESE
KIDS ARE VERY ACTIVE BECAUSE THEY'RE JUST THERE IN THE EVENINGS OR WEEKENDS AND
THEY DO THINGS WITH THEM AND IT'S FINE, BUT THEY DON'T SEE THEM IN THE
SITUATIONS THAT THE TEACHERS DO AND THE MOMS DO))
OUT Q=moms do.
Doctors say the first step is that the children have to want to do better.
Psychologist are giving them techniques to do so, and letting them know that
just because they're active, they're not bad.
Nat Sound--Good Girl.
Tonya Flory, News 7.))
GRAPHIC=Hometown Hoops weekly
Single and double A girls basketball teams are in regional tournament
In tonight's edition of Hometown Hoops Weekly, Steve Mason introduces us to
a Lady Buffalo with a hot hand and a basketball marriage made in Highlander
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Region C Quarterfinals; :18
SUPER=01-Bryan Harvey/Glenvar Head Coach; :27
SUPER=01-Karen Harvey/Hollins Third Year Head Coach; :37
SUPER=03-Salem/1991 Season; :49
SUPER=03-Buena Vista/Region C Quarterfinals; 1:32
SUPER=01-Julie Sowers/Committed to Ferrum; 1:49
OUT Q=....See ya next week"
((In addition to inheriting a great program; Bryan Harvey's biggest NET
gain has been his wife Karen. She's the head coach of the Hollins College
womens basketball team and a die hard Glenvar fan; who supports her husband on
and off the court.
Before matrimony; she was Karen Jenkins; a Kodak All-American at Roanoke
College. Her collegiate experience; both playing and coaching has been a
blessing for Bryan.
Both coaches use similar offensive and defensive strategies at their
respective programs; a reality that prompted Karen to put her husband on the
One other single A note; Floyd County's Julie Sowers has averaged 34 points
in her last three games. Her 48 point explosion against Shawsville in the
district tournament broke two school records. Points in a game and points in a
career with 1 thousand 419.
He used to make frequent appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman-
SUPER=04-Worldwide Pants, Inc.;
Tonight Former NBC sportscaster Marv Albert is back on the show-
((IT USED TO BE THAT MARV WOULD COME ON THE SHOW, DO THE BLOOPERS AND GO HOME.
CLEARLY WE WERE ASKING HIM ALL THE WRONG STUFF. LAUGHTER))
OUT Q=all the wrong stuff, laughter."
Albert pleaded guilty last month to assaulting a former lover-
He will appear on the Late Show at 11:35 following News 7 at eleven.