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Another college student dies in an alcohol related accident-
Students mourn the death of three classmates- while a 14 year old faces
charges in Kentucky.
Clouds continue to roll in tonight and by tomorrow will produce a 50-50 shot
at some light rain showers.
Tonight on Health Check...
Consumer fears about contaminated meat may be eased by a new F-D-A approved
Students return to class in West Paducah, Kentucky- while one of their
classmates awaits charges for murdering three students.
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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
It was not an ordinary day back to classes at Heath High School.
Ministers and counselors were on hand helping students cope with the
Lee Cowan is in West Paducah with the latest.
SUPER=22-West Paducah, KY;
cut to live shot
SOT **rolled from truck**
SUPER=03-West Paducah, KY;
SUPER=01-Terri Gibson/Heath High School Librarian;
SUPER=01-James Walker/Heath High School Student;
SUPER=01-Ben Strong/Heath High School Student;
SUPER=01-Bill Bond/Heath High School/Principal;
OUT Q=as soon as I can
A quiet rural home in western kentucky.... the home of a boy who's barely a
teen, barely a high school student, a member of the band-- michael carneal, a
14-year old now charged with the un-thinkable.
TERRI GIBSON/HEATH HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARIAN)
HE WAS JUST A FRESHMAN, JUST A LITTLE BOY.
The first day back at heath high school was not an easy one. for those who
walked down the hall where three of their classmates had died, where police
say carneal fired nearly a full clip from his semi automatic pistol, it was an
(SOT, JAMES WALKER, HEATH HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT, SAW THE BULLET HOLES, FELT
hugs and counselling were the order of the day and more prayers just like the
ones being offered when the first shots rang out.
BEN STRONG/HEATH HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT:
WE CAME IN THIS MORNING, GOD IS OUR HOPE, REST ASSURED.
Rest assured indeed, they are the words of a quiet hero-- the one who kept his
friend michael from making the terrible any worse.
BILL BOND/PRINCIPAL, HEATH HIGH SCHOOL
BEN HAD THE SITUATION UNDER CONTROL.... COULD HAVE BEEN WORSE BECAUSE HE HAD
IN THE BACKPACK THREE MORE CLIPS WITH 10 ROUNDS APIECE.
if there is any lesson to be learned -- it's one being tested here now....
BEN STRONG: YOU'VE GOT TO FORGIVE.... TALK TO HIM AS SOON AS I CAN.
SUPER=22-West Paducah, KY;
A man wanted for questioning in the murder of an elderly Lynchburg resident
is back in the Hill City tonight.
27-year old Kenneth Lloyd Lawson was returned to Lynchburg this afternoon
following his arrest on auto theft charges.
Maryland authorities stopped Lawson yesterday after he ran a red light in
Prince George County.
Lawson was driving the 1993 red Lexus stolen from 72-year old murder victim
Police would not say whether Lawson is a suspect in York's death.
IN Q=Well, we're certainly
((LT. EUGENE WINGFIELD/LYNCHBURG POLICE: WELL, WE'RE CERTAINLY INTERESTED IN
TALKING WITH HIM. WE HAVE SPOKEN WITH HIM, IT'S TOO EARLY FOR ME TO SAY AT THIS
TIME WHAT, IF ANY, OTHER CHARGES WILL BE PLACED AGAINST HIM. IT'S STILL AN
ACTIVE INVESTIGATION, SO I CAN'T COMMENT ON THAT RIGHT NOW.))
SUPER=01-Lt. Eugene Wingfield/Lynchburg Police; :00
OUT Q=that right now.
Lawson is being held without bond.
Attorney General Janet Reno will NOT seek an independent counsel to look
into campaign fundraising by President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore.
That according to officials in Washington.
Reno had until midnight tonight to make the decision-
((I BELIEVE IT SHOULD BE A DECISION BASED STRICTLY ON THE LAW AND NOT OUTSIDE
POLITICAL PRESSURE. I HAVE SCRUPLOUSLY AVOIDED SAYING ANYTHING ONE WAY OR THE
OTHER PUBLICALLY OR PRIVATELY.))
OUT Q=OR PRIVATELY."
Reno met with FBI director Louis Freeh this morning-
He favors an independent investigation- but apparently was not able to
convince the Attorney General.
Virginia Democrats meet this weekend to mourn their losses and plan their
The party's state central committee will hear a number of different
Former party chairman Paul Goldman is spearheading a group called "Committee
for a Democratic Comeback."
IN Q=We're a party
((PAUL GOLDMAN/FORMER DEMOCRATIC CHAIR: WE'RE A PARTY THAT'S DEVOID OF
IDEAS...DEMOCRATS GOT TO WAKE UP.))
SUPER=01-Paul Goldman/Former Democratic Chair;
OUT Q=wake up.
But a reflective, failed candidate disagrees.
SOT 02:12:19 tape two
IN Q=No I don't
((LT. GOV. DON BEYER/D-FORMER CANDIDATE: NO I DON'T THINK WE'RE DEVOID OF
IDEAS AT ALL... WHAT WE WERE MISSING WAS A WAY TO DO IT IN THREE WORDS.))
SUPER=01-Lt. Gov. Don Beyer/(D) Former Candidate for Gov.;
OUT Q=three words.
Among Goldman's ideas for reforming the party: merit selection for judges,
getting rid of the one- term limit on governors, and a pledge to NOT raise any
other tax right now to make up for the car tax cut.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Another college student dies in an alcohol related accident at a Virginia
school...that story's next on NEWS-7 at FIVE--
So what's the future for Roanoke's Victory Stadium--should it be rennovated,
razed or replaced?
Vehicle accidents are expected to be one of the main causes of death 20-years
from now. The latest projections tonight on Health Check.
Also coming up-- Patrick is checking out the bargains at an art show....
Its called "Real Art, Real Cheap"-- and its just a few minutes away on
NEWS-7 at FIVE.
Another college student in the Commonwealth has died in an alcohol related
Police say Saturday night, University of Virginia student, 21-year old
Leslie Anne Baltz of Reston was drinking before she fell down a flight of
stairs and hit her head.
Baltz died Sunday.
Authorities say her blood-alcohol level was three times the legal limit.
This is the fifth alcohol-related death of a college student in Virginia in
the last month.
A Roanoke judge has told four habitual offenders to stay away from alcohol.
The effort to clear drunks from downtown Roanoke came to circuit court
today, where a judge entered interdiction orders against three men and one
All have been arrested repeatedly for being drunk or drinking alcoholic
beverages in public.
IN Q=The only other option
((MARY BLANEY/PROSECUTOR: THE ONLY OTHER OPTION WE HAD WAS TO CHARGE THEM WITH
DRUNK IN PUBLIC WHICH CARRIES NO JAIL TIME AND THAT WAS NOT WORKING. THIS WAS
AN EXPERIMENT AND WE'RE GOING TO WAIT AND SEE HOW IT GOES.))
OUT Q=see how it goes.
The four could face up to a year in jail if they are convicted of
purchasing, possessing or consuming intoxicating beverages.
Merchants could also face charges if they knowingly sell alcohol to
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Beware of visitors who say they're from the American Red Cross asking for
Ever since a fire destroyed a Danville apartment complex, a group is
reportedly going door-to-door asking for money to help the victims at Cabin
The Danville chapter of the Red Cross says this is a scam -- the Red Cross
does NOT solicit money door-to-door.
The Thanksgiving fire left about 60 families homeless-- contributions to
help the victims can be made at the Red Cross office on Main Street in
GRAPHIC=roanoke city seal
Roanoke's City Council is considering the future of Victory stadium.
The issue, should the facility be renovated, or replaced?
At yesterday's meeting, one council member asked if the city should be in
stadium buisness at all.
City officials are compiling a list of alternatives.
IN Q=right now
((ANGELITA PLEMMER/ROANOKE SPOKESPERSON; RIGHT NOW WE ARE DOING SOME MINOR WORK
TO THE STADIUM, BUT THE DIRECTIVE WE RECIEVED FROM COUNCIL WAS TO SIMPLY
PROVIDE THEM WITH SOME VIABLE OPTIONS FOR WHAT SHOULD BE DONE WITH THE
SUPER=01-Angelita Plemmer/Roanoke Spokesperson;
OUT Q=with the stadium
Plemmer says one suggestion from yesterday's meeting was to build a new
stadium in another location, and transform Victory stadium into a year-round
groovy music under
If you're looking for a special gift-- at a reduced price, you'll want to
hurry down to Center in the Square.
(Patrick ad lib)
STOCKS BUMP NEXT
Gift giving doesn't have to be tough on you or your wallet--
DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Patrick Evans joins us from "Real Art-Real Cheap", an annual event where
local artists slash prices in hopes of boosting sales, and saving YOU money.
Patrick, tell us about the quality of the works.
SUPER=01-Yvonne Olson/Arts Council;
DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN
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health music under
The Virginia Tech Hokies are undefeated on the hardwoods, but the men's team
has a rough schedule ahead. Details in tonight's Ticker.
On Health Check-- zapping meat with cobalt gamma rays.
And for the first time, surgeons can perform heart surgery with a natural
It's considered the future for operating rooms.
IN Q=It gives you
((IT GIVES YOU THE ABILITY TO LOOK AT WOUNDS IN A NORMAL FASHION AND SEE EITHER
YOUR HANDS WORKING AND THE 3D VIEW PROVIDED BY THE CAMERA AND SURGICAL FIELD BY
SIMPLY LOOKING UPWARDS ))
OUT Q=looking upwards
Good afternoon, I'm Keith Humphry. Here's a look at what's ahead in about
40-minutes tonight on News7 at Six.
It's a child's dream -- to jump in a leaf pile that keeps growing.
We'll meet the man who collects leaves -- raked up from yards and the
streets of Chatham.
IN Q=After we dump the leaves
((LANGHORNE JONES, JR.: AFTER WE DUMP THE LEAVES... JUST GROWS AND GROWS.))
SUPER=07-Langhorne Jones, Jr.;
OUT Q=grows and grows
The leaves eventually decompose into warm, silky soil-- so is it worth the
Double Boxes=Jean and Keith/Newsroom
Tina Tenret has the story on News7 at Six.
Natural recycling, and fun too...thanks Keith.
Meat markets will soon be selling beef treated with cobalt gamma rays.
Today, the Food and Drug Administration approved the use of irradiation to
kill harmful bacteria such as E-coli.
The improvements in meat safety follow several recalls this year of tainted
Acting FDA commissioner Doctor Michael Friedman says irradiation will become
a useful tool in combating food-borne illness.
But he cautions, that safety measures should still be followed when preparing
Some anti-nuclear activists have said irradiation is unsafe, but Friedman
says FDA scientists determined the process does not change the meat or make it
Ever wonder what you'll be doing in the year 20-20...A new study takes a
glimpse into the future when it comes to causes of death.
DISSOLVE TO PINNACLE
The report released by the World Health Organization and Harvard University
ranks the leading causes of death in two decades.
The number one killers projected in 23 years: heart disease and major
Car crashes move from ninth into third place.
Deaths from HIV--are estimated to be the tenth largest cause of death in
Tobacco related deaths are expected to surpass HIV in 20- years.
Heart disease is projected to continue as a leading killer, but new surgery
devices could help save lives.
For surgeons, what was once considered a tool of the future--is giving them a
three- dimensional look inside the body, without a large incision.
IN Q=What our
SUPER=01-Dr. Delos Cosgrove/Cardiovascular Surgeon; :00
SUPER=03-San Diego; :15
SUPER=01-Allen Newman/Vista Medical Technologies;:42
OUT Q=recover faster
IN Q=What our
((DR. DELOS COSGROVE/CARDIOVASCULAR SURGEON:WHAT OUR METHOD DOES IS THROUGH A
VERY SMALL INCISION BETWEEN THE THE SURGEON CAN INSERT A CAMERA AND THE CAMERA,
WITH A THREE DIMENSIONAL VIEW CAN GO WHER THE SURGEONS EYES CANNOT.))
It's the most advanced heart surgery in the world.
This is what you can see through the headset mounted on a doctor's head.
Previously, surgeons who used cameras had to rely on two-dimensional monitors
while manipulating instruments in the body.
IN Q=You're dealing
(( DR. DELOS COSGROVE/CARDIOVASCULAR SURGEON:YOU'RE DEALING IN MICRO-SURGERY,
SO IT'S THE ABILITY TO SUTURE VESSELS THAT ARE 1 OR 2 MILLIMETERS IN SIZE AND
TO DO THAT ACCURATELY THROUGH VERY SMALL
OUT Q=small incisions
The voice activated system lets surgeons see vital patient information
through the goggles while operating.
IN Q=It could be
((ALLEN NEWMAN/VISTA MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES:IT COULD BE PATIENT INFORMATION,
X-RAYS FROM ANOTHER PART OF THE HOSPITAL, IT COULD BE INFORMATION FROM AN
And because the procedure does not involve actually opening the chest cavity
there are other big advantages.
IN Q=The payoff
(( DR. DELOS COSGROVE/CARDIOVASCULAR SURGEON: THE PAYOFF FOR THE PATIENTS IS
THAT IT'S A LESS TRAUMATIC PROCEDURE-- YOU SPEND LESS TIME IN THE I-C-U-- SPEND
LESS TIME IN THE HOSPITAL AND YOU RECOVER FASTER. ))
An estimated 575-thousand patients in the U-S will have coronary artery
Bypass surgery by the end of the year.
Turning to sports-- the latest on William Fleming's state title football
game this weekend.
Here's Mike Stevens with tonight's Two Minute Sports Ticker.
Good evening everybody, the Two Minute Ticker begins with a little justice
and good news for the folks from William Fleming.
After looking at the very real possibility of having their first state
championship game moved to Hampton's home field, the Colonels found out today
that the Virginia High School League has decided to keep the division five
title game at Norfolk State University. The game kicks off at one this
SUPER=03-Minneapolis/ABC - Last Night; :00
Speaking of playoffs, the defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers
clinched a playoff spot last night in the NFC by beating central division rival
Brett Favre threw this touchdown pass to Robert Brooks, and Dorsey Levens ran
for 108 yards and scored the clinching TD in the fourth quarter that sealed the
win and sent the Vikings fans home early.
IN Q="You Know...
((ANTONIO FREEMAN/PACKERS RECEIVER:))
SUPER=01-Antonio Freeman/Packers Receiver; :00
OUT Q=...GREAT FEELING."
The Virginia Tech men's basketball team is three and OH heading into this
weekend's games against North Carolina and South Carolina; the 3rd and 5th
ranked teams in the country respectively.
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Flames vs. Liberty; :00
The Hokies notched their third win of the season in dominating fashion last
night; beating Liberty 80 to 47 at Castle Coliseum.
Bobby Hussey's young team held the Flames to just 11 first half points thanks
to solid defense and a 43-26 rebounding edge.
Liberty is also under a first year coach in Randy Dunton whose team is 1 and
5 after recent losses to Wake Forest, Texas and now Virginia Tech.
((RANDY DUNTON/LIBERTY HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Randy Dunton/Liberty Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...good things can happen"
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Coming up at 6, more on the Hokies as they get ready for a huge weekend
against two teams ranked in the top five in the country.
Hope to see then then.
Jean is coming back with more News 7 at Five right after this.
take a break
NASA astronauts are going walking again- in space.
NASA approved a second spacewalk for the shuttle columbia Crew-
They'll test a crane that's crucial to put together the international space
((WINSTON F. SCOTT/MISSION SPECIALIST: I'LL SIMPLY POWER IT ON AND I'LL LOOK
FOR A LIGHT SEQUENCE OF FIVE FLASH LIGHTS SHOWING ME THE POWER WENT REALLY AND
THAT EVERYTHINGS WORKING PROPERLY.))
SUPER=01-Winston F. Scott/Mission Specialist;
OUT Q=EVERYTHING'S WORKING PROPERLY."
The space station will take five years to build-
Once complete, it will be almost 100 yards long and more than 50 yards
wide--weighing a million pounds.