Next on News 7 at Five-
A possible rape of a high school student on school grounds- We'll have
A first glimpse at the McCoy Septuplets.
Plus the case of a robber who forgets to put his mask on.
As a cold front moves through the region tonight, gusty winds are expected.
The Thanksgiving Day forecast looks nice. Details ahead.
Fighting ear infections without antibiotics. That's what some doctors are
And if you're planning to drive to your destination this Thanksgiving
weekend...catch some z's before you go-- we'll explain on Health Check.
A high school student is allegedly raped by a fellow student on school
grounds at G-W High School in Danville.
GRAPHIC=NEWS-7 AT FIVE
Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
Police say a Danville teenager knows the boy who raped her --
they both go to George Washington High School.
Police say the rape occurred after school yesterday.
A 14-year old girl had finished track practice and was waiting outside, when
a 15-year old boy allegedly grabbed her backpack and ran.
The girl chased him around the corner of the school.
Police say that's when the boy raped her.
They plan to press charges against the teen.
His name isn't being released because of his age.
A former Pittsylvania County prosecutor who's been behind bars twice-- is
now facing charges he beat a teenager.
Sheriff's deputies arrested 61-year old Joseph Whitehead for allegedly
beating a 17-year old boy in the back of the head with a pistol.
Whitehead reportedly told investigators he thought the boy had stolen from
Sheriff's deputies say they discovered guns and ammunition in Whitehead's
house-- but since he is a convicted felon, he's not allowed to own firearms.
In 1977 while serving as Commonwealth's Attorney, Whitehead was convicted of
A year later, he committed a federal crime by protecting a prostitution
Whitehead spent 16 months in prison for both crimes.
He was the man behind the wheel and the only survivor in the wreck after a
flight from police last Summer-
Today he was sentenced.
Christopher Todd DeWeese says everybody agreed he should run.
A city police officer recognized the 25-year old carnival worker-- and knew
he was wanted for failure to appear in court.
DeWeese took off with his best friend, Evan Brooker, and his girlfriend
The two passengers died in the fiery wreck.
IN Q=It was an accident
((CHRIS DEWEESE: IT WAS AN ACCIDENT. I DIDN'T MEAN FOR IT TO HAPPEN, BUT THEY
WANTED ME TO TAKE OFF. SHANNON DIDN'T WANT ME TO GO TO JAIL RIGHT THEN. AND SHE
WAS AFRAID THAT SHE WAS GOING TO JAIL, BECAUSE HER MOM HAD SAID THAT SHE HAD
CALLED THE LAW, TELLING THAT WE WAS TOGETHER. EVAN HAD TOLD US HE WAS RUNNING
FROM THE LAW IN FLORIDA.))
OUT Q=in Florida.
The judge sentenced DeWeese today to serve five-and half years in prison.
Saddam Hussein now says go ahead- search his palaces.
The Iraqi leader is inviting United Nations inspectors to check for hidden
Up until now Iraqi's have kept the palaces OFF-LIMITS.
Marine Corps General Tony Zinni says he's seen gassed kurdish villages in
Northern Iraq- and has no question Saddam would use chemical weapons again.
((MARINE CORPS GENERAL TONY ZINNI: HE USED IT IN IRAN-IRAQ WAR. HE USED IT
AGAINST MARSH ARABS, SO HE USED IT AGAINST BROTHER ARABS. HE USED IT AGAINST
BROTHER MOSLEMS. IF THERE IS ANY INDICATION HE HAS IT, IT'S CLEAR HE WOULD USE
SUPER=01-General Tony Zinni/U.S. Central Command;
OUT Q=HE WOULD USE IT."
Iraq claims it's not hiding any large amounts of nerve gas.
Attorney General Janet Reno has checked herself out of a Mexico City
hospital today after fainting at a reception there.
The Justice Department says Reno fainted briefly at a conference of Western
She was taken to a hospital-
Doctors say she was suffering from gallstones and fatigue.
The 59-year old keeps a strenuous schedule despite the fact she suffers from
the early stages of Parkinson's disease.
Reno was scheduled to return to her home in Miami.
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President Clinton exercises his poultry pardon power.
That's still ahead on News-7 at Five.
And three and a half centuries of tradition continues, as the governor gets
his annual tribute.
A Roanoke doctor who helps provide affordable health care is honored by the
Medical Society of Virginia... we'll hear from him tonight on HEalth Check.
It's the video many Americans have been waiting for-
SUPER=03-Des Moines, IA;
-a first look at the (McCoy) McCaughey Septuplets.
This is Kenneth- the largest of the babies and the first to breathe on his
Just one week after their birth the septuplets continue to improve.
Three more are now off the respirators.
That makes five who are breathing WITHOUT ventilators.
They are all in fair condition.
Two others remain in serious condition.
Meanwhile, four of the seven are now being fed by mouth.
Doctors say that's the next milestone after being taken off ventilators.
The sound of drums could be heard throughout Virginia's capital today as a
351-year tradition continued. (----------------)
Members of the Mattaponi (matta-po-NIE) and Pamunkey (pa-MON-key) indian
tribes presented their symbolic tribute to Governor George Allen today.
It was also time to say goodbye... this is the fourth and last time the
governor will preside over the ceremony.
IN Q=I would personally
((CHIEF WEBSTER CUSTALOW/MATTAPONI TRIBE; I PERSONALLY AS CHIEF OF THE TRIBE
WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR ALL THE FRIENDSHIP, LOVE AND PEACE THAT YOU HAVE
SHOWN TO ME AND MY PEOPLE.))
SUPER=01-Chief Webster Custalow/Mattaponi Tribe;
OUT Q=and my people
The Pamunkey tribe also gave first lady Susan Allen a dream catcher, for the
child the Allens are expecting.
Tomorrow 45 million turkeys will end up on the table-
but one lucky bird got an officiaal presidential pardon.
((AFTER MANY YEARS IN THE COOP, HE'S ON HIS WAY TO A FARM IN VIRGINIA TO BASK
IN THE SUN, COLLECT HARD EARNED PENSION AND ENJOY HIS GOLDEN YEARS. AND THA'TS
ONE LESS TURKEY IN WASHINGTON, HAPPY THANKSGIVING.))
OUT Q=Happy Thanksgiving, laughs"
So Tom the Turkey moves to the farm-
While the Clintons head off to Camp David for the Holiday.
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It's the story of two stray dogs-- right here in Southwest Virginia...
Patrick Evans tells us about the journey home.
(Patrick ad lib)
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We brought you the story of two stray dogs last month that actress Sally
Struthers had taken in- She was trying to find the pups homes.
DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Patrick Evans has an update on these "roving Rovers", who had a long,
strange journey home.
Patrick, these pets actually had a home and were lost, right?
SUPER=08-Junior Price/Adopted Lost Dogs;
SUPER=00-Brenda Price/Adopted Lost Dogs;
SUPER=01-Jeff Mitchel/Lost Paws;
ESS BOARD/FULL=LOST PAWS INFO
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SUPER=330-Evening Clouds/Wind NW-25/Partly Sunny/Diminishing/Winds/54-58;
SUPER=331-Clearing/And Windy/36-40/Mostly Sunny/Wind NW-20/56-59;
SUPER=332-Cloudy Early/Turning Windy/30-34/Mostly Sunny/Wind W-15/54-56;
SUPER=333-Evening Clouds/Rather Windy/34-36/Partly Sunny/Winds Diminish/48-50;
SUPER=334-Mostly Cloudy/Gusty Winds/30-32/Mostly Sunny/Wind W-15/50-55;
health music under
Time is ticking down for the 79th meeting of Virginia Tech and the
University of Virginia on the gridiron. Mike has a preview.
Next on Health Check-- Its the time of year for ear infections.
But antibiotics might not be the best weapon to fight the infection.
IN Q=parents are coming
((PARENTS ARE COMING IN SAYING ))
OUT Q=please please please
Good afternoon, I'm Keith Humprhy, with one of the stories you'll see on
NEWS 7 at six.
Stopping inner city decay is not a simple undertaking.
But tonight, we'll tour one Roanoke neighborhood where a dedicated group
is making difference.
IN Q=We knew it was going
((DORIS MACK/NORTHWEST NEIGHBORHOOD ENVIRONEMENTAL ORGANIZATION: WE KNEW IT WAS
GOING TO TAKE A LOT OFHARD WORK, AND A LOT OF CONSISTENT WORK. AND THAT'S WHAT
WE'VE DONE FOR THE LAST 17 YEARS.))
SUPER=01-Doris Mack/NW Neighborhood Environmental Org.;
OUT Q=done for the last 17 years.
We'll also take a look back at a neighborhood controversy more than 30
years ago, and the hopes that residents still hold for their neighborhood.
**dissolve to full screen**
Joe Dashiell wraps up our series, Northwest Passages, tonight on News 7 at
double boxes Jean/Keith
We'll see you in 40-minutes for that one.
Young children and ear infections seem to go hand in hand.
But there's a growing debate about how to treat ear infections.
The latest medical trend is to back away from antibiotics.
For years doctors prescribed 10-days of antibiotics for children suffering
Doctors are re-evaluating that diagnosis: there's more evidence antibiotics
dont really help, and could be harmful in the long run.
IN Q=most kids
((LARRY CULPEPPER/BOSTON UNIV. SCHOOL OF MEDICINE: ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Larry Culpepper/Boston Univ. School of Medicine; :04
OUT Q=among bacteria
So what's the best way to treat an ear infection?
Doctors say it is still important for your child to be examined to make sure
it is a simple infection.
Then pain killers can be given to keep them comfortable while the infection
clears up on its own.
This usually can take between three to five days... no longer than with
Doctors say antibiotics are still necessary for serious infections, but
patience may be the best medicine for the majority of children.
Thanksgiving is traditionally the busiest travel time of the year.
And if you're in a hurry to reach your holiday destination, you may not be
getting the rest you need before hitting the road.
As Kimberly McBroom reports, sleep deprivation can prove hazardous to your
IN Q=Getting adequate sleep
SUPER=01-Teresa Carroll/Carilion Therapeutic Services; :20
SUPER=01-Joyce Bradford/AAA of Virginia; 1:04
OUT Q=McBroom, News 7
(( Getting adequate sleep before heading to your Thanksgiving dinner often
takes a back seat to planning the perfect holiday.
Long- distance driving encourages sleepiness-- a phenonenon that experts
say causes more than 200 thousand accidents on the nation's highways each year.
((TERESA CARROLL/CARILION THERAPEUTIC SERVICES: WHENEVER THOSE KINDS OF THINGS
START HAPPENING, YOU CAN'T REMEMBER THE PAST FEW MILES, OR YOU'RE NOT THINKING
CLEARLY OR YOU'RE HAVING TO STRAIN TO KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN, IT'S DEFINITELY TIME
AT THAT POINT TO PULL OFF IN PERHAPS A REST AREA OR SOMEWHERE, AND TAKE A
LITTLE NAP. ))
Carroll works in the sleep lab at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital.
She says some of her clients are involved in a traffic accident BEFORE
getting their sleep disorder diagnosed.
((CARROLL: WHEN THEY'RE INVESTIGATING MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS, ONE WAY THAT
THEY CAN ATTRIBUTE IT TO-- THAT THEY PROBABLY FEEL ASLEEP IN THERE ARE NO SKID
MARKS ON THE ROAD AND ALSO BY THE TIME OF NIGHT. IF IT'S AT NIGHT-TIME BETWEEN
ONE AND FOUR, IT'S A REALLY HIGH-RISK TIME FOR MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS. ))
Once you've eaten, experts say it's just as crucial to plan ahead for the
((JOYCE BRADFORD/AAA OF VIRGINIA:IF YOU'RE EATING A BIG MEAL, BE CAREFUL
BECAUSE YOU'RE GOING TO GET REAL SLEEPY AFTERWARDS. TAKE-- IF YOU HAVE KIDS
WITH YOU, TAKE ENOUGH TIME OUT TO ALLOW FOR GETTING OUT OF THE CAR AND
STRETCHING A LITTLE. THAT ALLOWS YOU TO STAY AWAKE A LITTLE BIT BETTER. ))
And make the holiday worth the trip.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.))
GRAPHIC=health check bug
A Roanoke General-Practioner is being honored by the Medical Society of
Doctor Kevin Kelleher was awarded the Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories Physician
Award for Community Service.
He has spent hundreds of hours working as the director of the Bradley Free
Kelleher says affordable health care for everyone has been important to him
since the beginning of his medical career.
IN Q=This year
((DR. KEVIN KELLEHER/BRADLEY FREE CLINIC DIRECTOR:THIS PAST YEAR WERE
APPROACHING 9-MILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF SERVICE TO THE ROANOKE VALLEY.WE PROVIDE
OVER 1.9-MILLION DOLLARS OF SERVICE JUST LAST YEAR AND WERE GROWING AT A RATE
OF ABOUT 10-- TO--12% PATIENTS PER YEAR. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Kevin Kelleher/Bradley Free Clinic Director;
OUT Q=per year.
Kelleher has served as a consultant for the Clinton Health Reform Task
In sports-- one of Friday Football Extra's top coaches is out of a job
tonight...here's Mike with the latest.
Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your midweek ticker
Virginia and Virginia Tech spent this season revamping relatively new
SS=full screen board/tech uva
that will be tested Saturday against versatile offenses. Steve Mason has
more in our countdown to kickoff.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/November 29, 1997; :00
SUPER=01-Marcus Parker/Va. Tech Fullback; :16
SUPER=04-September 13, 1997; :28
SUPER=01-Aaron Brooks/UVa Quarterback; :36
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; :47
SUPER=04-November 8, 1997; 1:03
SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Head Coach; 1:12
OUT Q=...News 7 sports"
WIPE TO ENG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
SUPER=04-Friday Football Extra; :00
The E.C. Glass administration announced today that veteran head coach
Bo Henson is out as coach of the Toppers.
Principal Susan Morrison stated in a news release that Henson will not return
next season, and that a search to find his replacement will begin by next
Morrison would not confirm if Henson had been fired or resigned.
Reached at home this afternoon Henson said he could not talk about the
situation at this time, but would comment in the near future.
Speculation is that the his departure centers around Glass being forced to
forfeit three games this season for using an ineligible player.
Henson has been at Glass since 1969, and he has been the Toppers head coach
for the last 19 seasons.
He won the 1988 state championship and made it to four other title games.
More sports coming up at six.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving everybody.
take a break
FInally tonight-- a look at one of America's dumbest criminals.
The robber in this surveilance video, apparently forgot to pull his ski
mask down BEFORE attempting to rob a convienience store.
The slip apparently confused customers, one woman seems unsure whether he's a
robber, when he asks for her money.
The robber remembers to pull his mask down halfway into the robbery.
He was arrested a short time later thanks to the videotape.... which clearly
shows his face.
The man is a suspect in several other Texas convenience store holdups.