Straight ahead on News 7-
Another school shooting- this time a teen opens fire at a prayer group at a
Kentucky high school.
And keeping kids away from adult-only Internet sites.
As the winds die down tonight, temperatures will take a tumble now that a
cold front is through the region. A sunny forecast is next.
Tonight on Health Check-- Virginia's joining in the fight against AIDS on
this World AIDS Day. We're live at the Montgomery Health Department.
A 14 year old opens fire at a West Paducah, Kentucky high school-
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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
One student is dead, another is on life support- and six others are wounded.
Police say a 14 year old student is responsbile.
They say he took out a gun and began shooting at a morning prayer group- in
the school lobby.
Julie Kanable (kin-ABLE) reports from Heath High School.
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SUPER=01-Katie Sullivan/Heath High School Student;
SUPER=01-Mindy Edwards/Heath High School Graduate;
((Police and school officials say he was a 14-year old freshman on a deadly
The teenager calmly took earplugs and a gun out of his backpack and started
shooting at a group of fellow students praying in the crowded lobby of heath
high school. witnesses say he first selected targets, but then just sprayied
there were at least two signs of the violence to come. the school's principal
says the teenager warned classmates last week that "something big was about to
happen". later, the principal says he watched the prayer group closely for
several days, apparently planning where and when his killing spree would take
KATIE SULLIVAN, HEATH HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT)
the shooting has left the small, close-knit community of paducah scared-- and
wondering what went wrong.
MINDY EDWARDS/HEATH HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE:
HE WAS A REALLY GOOD KID...))
A Tennessee father distraught over his divorce- confesses to killing his
Police say Daryl Holton admitted to shooting his three sons and his
ex-wife's four year old daughter.
Holton had the children for the weekend.
He was supposed to bring them back Sunday night, but instead, went to the
police station and turned himself in.
((GARY HOLTON/SUSPECT'S UNCLE: SAW HIM YESTERDAY AFTERNOON ABOUT THREE
O'CLOCK. HE WAS OVERJOYED AT GETTING TO SEE HIS KIDS. HE HADN'T SEEN THEM IN
ABOUT TWO AND HALF MONTHS SEEMED FINE.))
SUPER=01-Gary Holton/Suspect's Uncle;
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Police say the children were murdered with a rifle.
They found a drawing that read "I love you daddy", near one of the bodies.
A Danville school's gymnasium is being transformed into a home for some
residents who lost their belongings in a fire.
At O-T Bonner Middle School, cots and blankets await 62 families
who's apartments burned.
The blaze Thanksgiving night destroyed the Cabin Creek Apartments.
The director of the Danville American Red Cross says it's the worst tragedy
she's seen in 20 years.
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((MARSHA GUNNELL/RED CROSS DIRECTOR: THEY'RE GOING THROUGH THE PROCESS... HOMES
SUPER=01-Marsha Gunnell/American Red Cross Director;
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The Red Cross spent the day renovating the school's locker room showers,
delivering extra chairs and manning a health care booth.
Meanwhile, at the American Legion building, donations of clothing are
flowing in for the fire victims.
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((BUDDY DRYMAN/AMERICAN LEGION: IT WAS GREAT .. HELP THE PEOPLE THAT WERE
BURNED OUT, THEY LOST EVERYTHING.))
SUPER=01-Buddy Dryman/American Legion;
OUT Q=they lost everything
There's still no word on what caused the fire.
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Cleaning up smut from the internet-- that's the plan in the nation's
capital-- with as little government intervention as possible-- that story's
next on NEWS-7 at FIVE.
And a little later-- Virginia's First Family is getting in the spirit-- an
award winning tree from our region is decorating the mansion.
Speaking of trees- Patrick is selecting his own...one that's just the right
size, without too many stray needles. Stick around for his story.
A three day internet summit in Washington is trying to generate a kid-safe
America On-line, Disney, and other internet content providers are pledging
to educate families about ways to block objectionable sites, and protect
children from predators.
One Roanoke internet consultant says ultimately, it's up to parents to take
IN Q=I've been in many homes
((ELTON GHEE/NEW CENTURY TECHNOLOGIES: I'VE BEEN IN MANY HOMES WHERE PARENTS
WILL LEAVE THEIR KIDS WITH THE COMPUTER SYSTEM WHEN THEY GO OUT FOR THE WEEKEND
OR OUT FOR WHATEVER, THEY FAIL TO REALIZE THAT THEY HAVE OPENED UP THE WHOLE
WORLD FOR THEM AND WE HAVE TO PROTECT OUR KIDS OUT HERE IN DAY-TO-DAY LIVE AND
NEED TO PROTECT THEM ON-LINE AS WELL.))
SUPER=01-Elton Ghee/New Century Technologies;
OUT Q=online as well
A hotline will also be set up for internet users to report suspicious
internet activity involving children.
Organizers of an anti- abortion rally last month at E.C. Glass High School
will face charges.
Today, a Lynchburg grand jury returned indictments against three men.
The group Operation Rescue mobilized more than one hundred Liberty
University students for an early morning rally.
School officials were unaware of the plans, and police were called to
disperse the crowd.
Phillip Lange (LANG) Benham, John Daniel Reyes (RAYS), and Jeffrey Lee
Brown will face charges of trespassing, disorderly conduct and assembling
without a parade or picket permit.
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Do you prefer a spruce, fir, or pine tree to decorate for Christmas?
Patrick's sorting it all out for us.
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Selecting a Christmas Tree can be an ordeal for many people this Holiday
Then moving it into the house, without leaving needles behind is quite a
Patrick Evans was out hunting trees this afternoon and has this report.
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The William Fleming Colonels (Curnels) have hit a snag before its upcoming
state title game later this week-- details in tonight's Two Minute Ticker.
Tonight on Health Check...
It's the tenth annual World AIDS Day (----------------)
and community support systems are spreading a message of hope to children
living in a world where there is no known cure for AIDS.
Good afternoon, I'm Keith Humphry.
Coming up tonight on News-7 at Six:
Virginia's coal and utility industries are keeping a close eye on what
happens in Kyoto, Japan.
That's where representatives of more than 150-countries are working on a plan
to fight global warming.
Environmentalists say burning fossil fuels, such as coal, is contributing to
the greenhouse effect, heating up our climate.
But critics say strict pollution controls put an unfair burden on American
industries and could cost jobs.
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((RICHARD LAWSON/NATIONAL MINING ASSOCIATION: BECAUSE THERE ARE NO CONTROLS ON
DEVELOPING COUNTRIES THERE'S A DANGER COMPANIES WILL MOVE LOCK, STOCK AND
BARREL TO THOSE COUNTRIES WHERE THERE ARE NO LIMITATIONS.))
SUPER=01-Richard Lawson/National Mining Association;
OUT Q=no limitations
Tonight we'll hear more about the Kyoto treaty's possible impact on
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and why a growing number of scientists think something needs to be done to
curb global warming.
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"Give Children Hope in a World with AIDS." That's the theme for the tenth
annual observance of World AIDS Day. double boxes Jean/Tonya
Our new Health Check reporter Tonya Flory reports tonight on how people are
turning their attention to the deadly disease.
Tonya... how are Virginians observing World AIDS Day?
Jean...At the Montgomery County health Deparment they are conducting
anonymous AIDS/HIV testing until 6:30 tonight.
Throughout Southwest Virginia, citizens gathered to show their committment to
a disease they say is getting less attention locally.
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SUPER=01-Timothy Barton/AIDS Activist; :20
SUPER=01-Carol Webb/AIDS Council Director; :48
SUPER=07-Rev. William Lee; 1:04
SUPER=01-Dr. Penelope Muelenaer/Pediatrician; 1:23
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(( One hundred 91 countries around the world are joining the effort to
revitalize the fight against Acquired Immune Deficiency syndrome.
In Roanoke, residents marched through downtown to mark the beginning of
Virginia's AIDS awareness week...though some think the community's effort was
IN Q=I had a friend
((TIMOTHY BARTON/AIDS ACTIVIST:I HAD A FRIEND DIE IN 1994 FROM THE AIDS
VIRUS...I STILL THINK EDUCATION IS A BIG PART OF THE PROBLEM. SOME STUFF IS
BEING DONE BUT NOT ENOUGH))
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Statewide the number of new cases of HIV and AIDS IS decreasing.
Cases among people under the age of 25, minorities, women and heterosexuals
are on the rise.
IN Q=Roanoke had
((CAROL WEBB:ROANOKE HAD A VERY HIGH TEEN PREGNANCY RATE IN THE LAST COUPLE OF
YEARS AND SO OBVIOUSLY WE'RE SEEN MORE CASES OF SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES
AND HIV. HETEROSEXUALS ARE OUR FASTEST GROWING POPULATION IN THIS AREA))
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Reverend William Lee preaches abstinence, but he says he's also realistic
about the epidemic.
IN Q=If indeed
((REV. WILLIAM LEE:IF INDEED YOU ARE AT A POINT YOU THINK YOU ARE READY FOR
SEXUAL ACTIVITY THEN YOU MUST BE RESPONSIBLE AND ACCOUNTABLE. THAT MEANS
PROTECTING YOURSELF AS WELL AS THE PERSON YOU ASRE ENGAGED WITH.))
OUT Q=engaged with.
Health officials say there is hope for children through education and
tolerance and caring for those infected.
((PENELOPE MUELENAER:THEY ARE BECOMING INFECTED AS YOUNG ADULTS AND ADOLESCENTS
THEIR CHILDREN ARE AT RISK...IT'S GOING TO BE OUR TEENAGERS IN HIGH SCHOOL FROM
ALL WALKS OF LIFE.))
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For information about World AIDS Day and AIDS Awareness week
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call the Virginia STD/AIDS Hotline at 1-800-533-4148.
SUPER=01-Katrina Watson/Montgomery Co. Health Dept.;
Coming up at six, we'll have more on how the New River Valley Health District
is encouraging people to get tested
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and raise awareness on this tenth anniversary of World AIDS Day.
"Worse than almost anyone thought."
That's the latest word on the global AIDS epidemic.
As Tonya just reported-- the focus is now on children.
The United States Agency for International Development reports some of the
world's top AIDS fighters say it's time to take action before more children
More than 40 million children in 23 countries will lose one or both of their
parents to AIDS by the year 2010.
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SUPER=01-Brian Atwood/U.S. Agency for International Develop.;
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Also today, the Pediatric AIDS foundation honored First Lady Hillary Rodham
And the late Princess Diana was remembered with a candlelight vigil for her
work with AIDS patients.
Time now for sports-- here's Mike Stevens with tonight's Two Minute TIcker.
Welcome folks to the Monday ticker.
Big injury news concerning Gus Frerotte and some early season concern for the
Radford men's hoops team.
But first we begin with some unsettling news concerning the high school
football championship game set for this coming weekend in Division Five.
William Fleming is scheduled to play Hampton at Norfolk State University in
the brand new 30 thousand seat Dick Price stadium.
But last night the Tidewater area was hit with close to an inch and a half of
Well, today News 7 sports learned that the executive director of the high
school league was in Norfolk inspecting the field trying to determine if the
deluge has made it unplayable.
If so, one of the options was moving it to Foreman Field, an astroturf
facility - the other was playing the game on Hampton's home field at Todd
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((GEORGE "KILA" MILLER/FLEMING HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-George "Kila" Miller/Fleming Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...be prepared."
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Charlie Hartig, a spokesman for the City of Norfolk said his office found out
about the possible move just this afternoon. He said the city will do
everything to have the field in great shape for the game including using
helicopters to dry it out.
He says he expects the VHSL to honor its two year contract with the city to
play the game at this site.
Larry Johnson, the programs' director for the VHSL said a decision on the
where the game will be played will be made tomorrow morning.
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A big night for local college basketball is on tap for this evening.
Virginia Tech hosts Liberty at Castle Coliseum in Blacksburg at 7.
The 1 and 2 Radford men's basketball team will try and reach the .500
mark tonight against Ohio at 7 at the Dedmon Center.
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Radford forward Kevin Robinson will try and notch his fourth straight
double/double tonight. He's averaged 14 points and 12 rebounds in RU's first 3
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((KEVIN ROBINSON/RADFORD FORWARD:))
((RON BRADLEY/RADFORD HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Kevin Robinson/Radford Forward; :00
SUPER=01-Ron Bradley/Radford Head Coach; :08
OUT Q=...to accomplish then"
One NFL note. Washington Redskins quarterback Gus Frerotte has a broken
hip and will miss the rest of the season. He was injured against the Rams butt
finished the game. Veteran back up Jeff Hostetler takes over the job and will
start against Arizona this weekend.
Also, The Redskins announced that running back terry Allen could miss the
final three regular season games with a sprained ankle.
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That's it for five, coming up at six, more on William Fleming's situation
and the Redskins woes. See ya then.
Shaffer and Shaffer is a wholesale Christmas tree operation that was just a
seedling ten years ago.
Now the Grayson County company is reaping the benefits of winning Virginia's
"Outstanding Christmas Tree" award.
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Today, Jimmy Shaffer and his Elk Creek family delivered their prize-winning
Fraser fir to the executive mansion, where they were greeted by Virginia's
first lady Susan Allen.
The tree grower says he's proud of his latest accomplishment.
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SUPER=01-Jimmy Shaffer/Christmas Tree Grand Champion;
(( JIMMY SHAFFER/CHRISTMAS TREE GRAND CHAMPION: THE HONOR OF THE TREE TO THE
GOVERNOR IS PART OF THE TRADITION OF THE TREE GROWERS ASSOCIATION. ))
OUT Q=...GROWERS ASSOCIATION
Shaffer plants trees every year to replenish the ones sold each holiday
The Christmas tree industry in Virginia brings in an estimated 20-million
dollars each year.