On NEWS 7 at SIX tonight we'll re-visit the scene of that devastating fatal
house fire in Henry County.
A LIVE report on that coming up.
Another LIVE report from Blacksburg with dramatic courtroom testimony about
shots fired inside Arnold's Restaurant- -a nightspot where one man was killed
Coming your way tonight in sports, Roy Stanley with the story of a local man
helping the physically challenged play sports effectively.
Plus, the Hokies face a redhot quarterback this weekend at Pitt.
And we'll take a look at some highlights from the Roanoke Express' first road
win of the season last night in Richmond.
Sunny days are out and rain is back in for tomorrow and early Saturday.
After that it turns chilly again. More on the weather just ahead.
Six people died yesterday when a woodstove set their home on fire.
But firefighters say local residents can take steps to prevent this from
happening to them.
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Tina Tenret is in Henry County to show us their suggestions.
rollcue: will find the hotspots
SUPER=01-Rodney Howell/Henry Co. Fire Marshal; :42
OUT Q=and then call the fire department
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Charges have been dismissed against one of three brothers charged with
killing a man and wounding another inside a Blacksburg night spot.
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Teresa Hamilton was in court today for the preliminary hearing she's in our
Blacksburg newsroom to tell us about it..
Keith, while charges were dismissed against Leon Scales--
A judge certified the case against Terry and Kerry Scales to a grand
jury---after hearing hours of dramatic testimony.
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SUPER=01-Paul Shoemaker/Witness; :30
SUPER=01-Andrew Wiseman/Witness; 1:01
OUT Q=of them.
Paul Shoemaker was the prosecution's first witness.
He testified, he and Richard Bullard, were in town for a wedding when they
decided to spend the evening at Arnold's Restaurant.
He says things were going fine for the first couple of hours---when he
noticed Bullard engaged in a verbal argument with three men.
The trio turned out to be-- Leon Scales and his twin brothers, Terry and
Shoemaker says the argument appeared to escalate-- shortly before he saw a
flash and heard gunshots.
IN Q=It seemed
((PAUL SHOEMAKER/PROSECUTION WITNESS:IT SEEMED LIKE THEY WERE IN FRONT OF ME,
THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN THEY WERE OVER BY THE MIRROR, IT SEEMED AS THOUGH RICHARD
HAD STUMBLED OVER THERE AND THE GUYS CONTINUED TO FOLLOW HIM SHOOTING, JUST
CONTINUED TO SHOOT. ))
OUT Q=to shoot.
Shoemaker was shot once in the back-- spending 15- days in the hospital.
He testified, the bar was packed, but he saw one of the twins with a gun--
however, he couldn't identify which one.
Other witnesses also had trouble with telling the two apart.
IN Q=I can't
((ANDREW WISEMAN/PROSECUTION WITNESS:I CAN'T DISTINGUISH BETWEEN THE TWINS BUT
I KNOW IT WAS ONE OF THEM. ))
OUT Q=one of them.
Because no one has identified who had a gun-- Assistant Commonwealth's
Attorney Skip Schwab says forensic evidence is extremely important in this
(What is the defense's position?)
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The seven babies born to Kenny and Bobbi McCaughey (mih-KOY') really are
Most multiple birth pregnancies are unsuccessful because the fetuses are
delivered too early to survive.
Pre-term deliveries are the norm in these cases.
Experts note the more fetuses there are, the earlier the delivery.
IN Q=THEIR LUNGS AREN'T
((DR. CAREY WINKLER/MATERNAL FETAL MEDICINE: THEIR LUNGS AREN'T DEVELOPED
ENOUGH TO WORK ON THE OUTSIDE SO THEY MIGHT BE ON BREATHING MACHINES AND THEY
MAYBE ON BREATHING MACHINES FOR A FEW DAYS TO A FEW WEEKS. GENERALLY THEY WILL
GROW OUT OF THAT. THE BIGGER CONCERN IS THAT THEIR BRAINS HAVE NOT DEVELOPED
AND THEY CAN HAVE BLEEDING IN THEIR BRAINS WHICH CAN THEN PUT THEM AT RISK FOR
CEREBRAL PALSY, MENTAL RETARDATION AND OTHER COMPLICATIONS.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Carey Winkler/Carilion Maternal Fetal Medicine;
OUT Q=OTHER COMPLICATIONS
Dr. Winkler says the McCaugheys (mih-KOYs) should know within a few weeks
whether the babies will experience any severe problems.
But he says if there are any potential learning disabilities, they may not
show up until the children enter school.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
The latest proposal for reviving Lynchburg's riverfront will appeal to
kids--in fact, it's being designed with children in mind. We'll have details
coming up on News 7 at Six.
and you can pick up something other than dinner at this drive thru--how about
a hand in kicking the habit?
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The Danville Regional Medical Center took part in the Great American Smoke
Out for the first time tonight. Offering a
drive through with survival kits to help smokers quit, hospital workers
handed out contracts in which smokers pledge not to light up for a day.
OUT Q=keep smoking
Smokers also tested the strength of their lungs.
SUPER=01-Kay Crane/Hospital Employee
OUT Q=to quit
Traffic was light at the event. Crane says that's could be because
Danville's economy thrives on tobacco.
GRAPHIC=Second Chance at Success
All week, we've been introducing you to single mothers directly effected
by welfare reform.
A large number of recipients are now required to find jobs in order to
continue receiving public assistance.
But what kind of employees will they be?
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Kimberly McBroom looks into that in the final installment of her series, "A
Second Chance at Success".
IN Q=What color's Big Bird?
SUPER=07-Terri Pannell; :30
SUPER=01-Sandra Carol/Greenvale Nursery School; :52 quick!!!!
SUPER=01-Letitia Smith/Carilion Human Resources; 1:08
SUPER=01-Virgil Thompson/Virginia Employment Commission; 1:46
OUT Q=McBroom, News 7
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((WHAT COLOR'S BIG BIRD? YELLOW. WHAT COLOR'S HIS FEET? HE'S GOT SOME SOFT,
CUDDLY FEET. ))
The children call her Miss Terri.
But before she became an instructor at Greenvale Nursery School, Terri
Pannell was on welfare.
For six years, Greenvale has served as a site for the department of social
services' work experience program.
After volunteering there, Pannell eventually got a full- time position.
She thinks those who are receiving public assistance should see welfare
reform as a POSITIVE change.
SOT tape 8 0:07:06
((TERRI PANNELL: SOME PEOPLE MAY LOOK AT WHERE-- YOU KNOW, I'M GETTING THIS
TAKEN AWAY. THIS IS HAPPENING TO ME. BUT SOMETIMES, YOU STILL HAVE TO
OVERLOOK WHAT'S BEING TAKEN AWAY, AND REACH OUT FOR WHAT'S AVAILABLE. ))
Sandra Carol saw Pannell's potential as a good employee at the nursery
Over the years, Carol's hired six former welfare recipients .
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((SANDRA CAROL/GREENVALE NURSERY SCHOOL: WE HAVE BENEFITTED THROUGH ACQUIRING
VERY QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS. ))
One of the area's largest employers has had a similar experience.
Carilion Health System is in partnership with social services and the Fifth
District employment and training consortium.
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((LETITIA SMITH/CARILION HUMAN RESOURCES: IT'S WORKED OUT REALLY WELL BECAUSE
WE'VE GOTTEN GOOD, QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE ACTUALLY INTERESTED AND
WANTING TO WORK. AND THEY WANT A SECURE POSITION AND ONE WITH FULL- TIME
BENEFITS LIKE CARILION CAN OFFER. ))
Businesses that hire participants in Virginia's welfare to work program
also get financial incentives.
Wage subsidies, tax credits, and grants are available for businesses who
meet certain requirements.
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Many jobs will also come through the Virginia Employment Commission, with
whom participants in the VIEW program--Virginia Initiative for Employment not
Welfare --are required to register.
V-E-C officials say employers can sense if an applicant resents having to
find a job.
((VIRGIL THOMPSON/VIRGINIA EMPLOYMENT COMMISSION: BUT IF THEY'RE COMING IN
WITH THE ATTITUDE OF, "I'M GOING TO GO TO WORK, I'M GOING TO TRY TO WORK, I
WANT TO WORK-- THIS TYPE OF THING. I THINK THIS WOULD BE THE MOST IMPORTANT
And a positive attitude is what landed Terri Pannell off of welfare, and
back on her feet.
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((TERRI PANNELL: IT'S SOMETHING OUT THERE FOR EVERYBODY TO DO. EVERYBODY'S
NEEDD SOMEWHERE. AND EMPLOYEES SHOULD OPEN UP AND AT LEAST GIVE THE INDIVIDUAL
A CHANCE TO SHOW THEIR ABILITY AND WHAT THEY'RE CAPABLE OF DOING. ))
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.))
Wall Street posted another big gain today.
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The Dow jumped 102 points to close at 78 hundred 27.
NASDAQ gained 25 points.
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A new children's museum is coming to downtown Lynchburg.. one that will
allow young visitors to perform surgery, take apart a telephone.. even milk a
Architects this morning unveiled plans for the project known as
The museum will be housed in an old produce warehouse along the city's
Exhibits will include an arts center, climbing tower and an Indian village.
IN Q=The hard part
((TOM JIVIDEN/MUSEUM COMMITTEE: THE HARD PART IN A CHILDREN'S MUSEUM IS
APPEALING TO ALL THE DIFFERENT AGE RANGES. WHAT WE TRIED TO DO ARE EXHIBITS
THAT TOOK KIDS FROM 2 TO 3 ALL THE WAY UP TO 12 TO 14 AND KIND OF ENGAGED ALL
THOSE DIFFERENT INTERESTS, SO IT'S A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING.))
((REB HAZLIP/ARCHITECT: IT'S ABOUT CONTINUING THE PROGRAMS OF THE SCHOOLS,
ABOUT USING THE CURRICULUM OF THE SCHOOLS TO CREATE PROGRAMS THAT THEY'LL RUN
THROUGHOUT THE YEAR WITHIN THE MUSEUM, SO IT'S ABOUT EDUCATION AND IT REALLY IS
TREMENDOUS FOR THE KIDS.))
SUPER=01-Tom Jividen/Museum Committee; :00
SUPER=01-Reb Hazlip/Architect; :18
OUT Q=for the kids.
Organizers estimate it will cost about four million dollars to renovate the
building and create the exhibits.
More than two million of that already has been pledged.
They hope to open for business within two years.
It's the first coffee-table book in print that is dedicated entirely to the
The Regional Chamber of Commerce and book manufacturer R-R Donnelley unveiled
the book today.
It's a 170-page collection of pictures displaying the area's geography and
IN Q=What we wanted
((JOHN STROUD/ROANOKE REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: WHAT WE WANTED TO DO WAS
CREATE SOMETHING THAT WOULD HELP IN TERMS OF THE IMAGE OF OUR REGION. ))
SUPER=01-John Stroud/Roanoke Reg. Chamber of Commerce;
OUT Q=our region
Native Roanoker Barry Wright shot the book's pictures.
He photographed everything from Mill Mountain to the Virginia Military
But he admits his favorite picture is one of his wife's artwork.
IN Q=It's a picture
((BARRY WRIGHT/PHOTOGRAPHER: IT'S A PICTURE OF AN ICE SCULPTURE SHE DID A FEW
YEARS AGO. WE LIVED OVER IN THE RALEIGH COURT AREA. SHE DECORATED IT UP. IT
WAS A FEMALE SNOW LADY. SHE HAS NO IDEA IT'S IN, SO I'M GONNA BE EXCITED WHEN
SHE SEES THAT.))
OUT Q=sees that.
The book hits bookstores tomorrow.
Tonight in sports, we'll take a look at how the Express got its first road
win of the season, the Hokies are hoping to stop Pitt's top flight quarterback,
while officials from Tech and UVa are looking to wipe out alcohol at next
Plus, Roy Stanley has the story of a Clifton Forge man who has developed a
device to help the physically challenged realize their dream of playing sports.
The Hokies Big East battle with Pittsburgh is shaping up to be Tech's toughest
game to date, at least on paper.
Each of the past two seasons, the Hokies have had to come from behind to
claim a win, and this Saturday they will be facing the hottest quarterback in
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Senior Pete Gonzalez leads the Big East in passing yards, total offense and
He has 21 TD tosses and just five interceptions through nine games.
Ironically, this weekend he'll be facing the Hokies pass defense, which is
number one in the Big East.
IN Q="WE ARE...
((PIERSON PRIOLEAU/VA. TECH ROVER:))
((JAMEL SMITH/VA. TECH LINEBACKER:))
((FRANK BEAMER/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Pierson Prioleau/Va. Tech Rover; :00
SUPER=01-Jamel Smith/Va. Tech Linebacker; :11
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; :17
OUT Q=...FOR US."
As we heard earlier this week, the Hokies aren't interested in talking about
next week's game with UVa.
But a few folks at both schools are making some statements.
A letter released through UVa on behalf of both schools today is urging fans
from Tech and Virginia to increase their sportsmanship and decrease their
alcohol consumption next Saturday.
The letter is signed by both head coaches and athletic directors Terry
Holland and Jim Weaver.
It asks fans not to drink beer, wine or liquor during their tailgating
activities at Scott Stadium, and not to consume alcohol during the game in the
The Roanoke Express got its first road win of the season last night by
outscoring the Renegades 7-to-5.
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Now some good news from the ice!
The smoke was rolling at Richmond coliseum last night and so was the Roanoke
Chris Fess scores off the feed from Chris Lipsett and Roanoke leads 2-to-1
after the first period of play.
But Richmond got hot in the second period as they outscored the Express 3 to
one to take a 4-to-3 lead heading to the final period.
But Roanoke's Chris Cantu would help lead the comeback with two goals in the
game. Roanoke gets its first road win of the season with the 7-to-5 win.
At the age of 14 an automobile accident left Keith Simpson with partial
paralysis on the right side of his body.
An avid outdoors man Simpson has come up with a device that will allow him
to do some things many of us take for granted.
Roy Stanley has more.
IN Q=First audio
SUPER=01-Keith Simpson/FAD Designer; :21
SUPER=01-Kathy Hull/Drive A Way Owner; :48
OUT Q=......news 7 sports."
((It's called the Fore-arm Assistive Device or FAD and Simpson designed and
crafted the device for people like himself who suffer from paralysis or
amputation in the upper and lower areas of the arm.))
((KEITH SIMPSON/FAD DESIGNER: ))
((Simpson uses the device for various chores around the house. For the past
four months the Clifton Forge native has driven to Roanoke to practice his golf
swing with the device.
And with the help of Drive a Way owner Kathy Hull the two have designed a
golf club that's light and fits the device perfectly.))
((KATHY HULL/DRIVE A WAY OWNER: ))
((Simpson's average drive is around 160 and for 9 holes of golf he shoots 70 or
((ROY STANDUP: ))
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A Lexington resident is presenting some problems for the city as it tries to
come up with an ordinance to regulate wolf-hybrids.
Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom
Jean Jadhon is in the newsroom now with more.
Keith we're talking about a dog named
named Lobo. His owner claims he is one of the most mild-mannered dogs
But, city officials fear for the public's safety and are scrambling to come
up with regulations to control wolf-hybrids.
We'll have the story, and more tonight on News 7 at 11. Keith?
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