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Gunfire erupts at a parade to honor Martin Luther King.
and residents put up a fight after learning a convicted sex offender is living
in their Covington neighborhood
After a brush with winter precipitation today, things settle down for the
next 48 hours. Partly Cloudy and chilly higlights the forecast for tomorrow.
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((IT'S A TRAGEDY THAT'S IRONIC THAT WE WOULD HAVE A DEATH ON THIS DAY WHEN
WE'RE TRYING TO CELEBRATE THE BIRTH AND LIFE OF A MAN WHO STOOD FOR
OUT Q=for non violence.
A man is shot and killed today at a parade to honor Martin Luther King.
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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
Martin Luther King stood for non-volence, but it was a violent act that
overshadowed a parade in his honor.
SUPER=03-Baton Rouge, LA;
Gunfire erupted at a parade in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
A 25 year old man is dead and three children are hopsitlized- one is a six
year old girl who is in critical condition.
Police say it appears today's shooting resulted from a fight among parade
((CORP. CHARLES ARMSTRONG/BATON ROUGE POLICE: ALL WE HAVE NOW IS A MALE, A
BLACK MALE IN A BROWN OR ORANGE SHIRT SEEN RUNNING AWAY FROM THE SCENE AFTER
THE SHOOTING THAT'S ALL WE HAVE TO GO ON RIGHT NOW.))
SUPER=01-Corp. Charles Armstrong/Baton Rouge Police;
OUT Q=to go on right now.
Police say all of the victims are black and they don't believe race was a
And on this day when the nation pauses to honor the memory of the slain
civil rights leader--
The Ku Klux Klan held a rally in the Patrick County community of Stuart.
About 15 Klan members marched up Main Street to the courthouse.
They chanted "White Power" and held up flags with swastikas--
Written on white bedsheets was a post office box address for the Klan.
Between 150 and 200 people watched the demonstration.
The Sheriff says the Klan had been given permission to close the road for
In Roanoke, King Day observances were peaceful.
With the American flag leading the way.. dozens marched for jobs, justice,
People of all races came to show their support for unity.
Today's event was organized by the Roanoke Chapter of the Southern
Christian Leadership Conference.
IN Q=People now the know
((R.L. CHUBB/MARCHER: PEOPLE NOW KNOW THE LAWS, THEY KNOW THE RULES. AND IF WE
DON'T HAVE UNITY AND WORK TOGETHER, WE WILL PERISH. WE WILL DESTROY EACH OTHER
AND SELF DESTRUCT.))
SUPER=07-R.L. Chubb; :00
The march ended with this service at St. Paul's United Methodist Church.
Doctor King was honored in prayer and song.
And young Stuart Brown recited King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech.
In Lexington, the holiday brought a defense of Robert E. Lee and the
confederate general's place in history.
Students and faculty members at Washington and Lee University gathered for
a Founder's Day convocation.
Virginia Tech Professor and civil war historian James Robertson said Lee
earned his reputation as a brilliant leader, despite recent accounts that
questioned his contributions.
IN Q=He was above all else
((JAMES ROBERTSON/CIVIL WAR HISTORIAN: HE WAS ABOVE ALL ELSE A TRULY
EXTRAORDINARY INDIVIDUAL. HE'S THE ONE MAN WHO SAVED THIS COUNTRY IN THE POST
1860S, THE ONLY MAN WHO COULD HAVE HELPED THE SOUTH GET OVER ITS SHATTERED
DREAMS, PUT IT BACK ON ITS FEET AND DO IT TO THE ADMIRATION OF THE COUNTRY.))
SUPER=01-James Robertson/Civil War Historian;
OUT Q=the admiration of the country.
Robertson says he believes Lee's greatest achievement was the presidency
of Washington College, a position he accepted following the civil war when the
school was struggling.
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Virginia's General Assembly paid its own tribute to Lee-Jackson-King Day in
DOUBLE BOXES Jean/Ellen
Ellen Qualls is at the State Capitol tonight with that-- and all the latest.
Jean, the more things change,SUPER=@Ellen1;
the more they stay the same in Richmond.
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IN Q=Carry Me Back
SUPER=01-Sen. Benjamin Lambert/(D) Richmond; :24
OUT Q=input whatsoever.
Carry Me Back is now the state song emeritus -- but it's still an annual
part of the Lee- Jackson service.
((THERE'S WHERE THIS OLD DARKEY'S HEART AM LONG TO GO.))
That was the old Senate Chamber.
In the current chamber, with new Lieutenant Governor John Hager presiding,
the King part of the holiday was recognized.
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((SEN. BENJAMIN LAMBERT/D-RICHMOND: IT IS UP TO US TO RID OURSELVES OF RACISM,
PREJUDICE, AND ALL FORMS OF INJUSTICE.))
Meanwhile, lawmakers are in the frenzy to introduce bills.
Roanoke's Senator has a bill to involve citizens in the selection of Supreme
Court and Appeals court judges.
((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS: I THINK MANY OF US WERE VERY FRUSTRATED LAST YEAR THAT
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FAILED TO CARRY OUT ITS CONSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITY ON
ELECTING A JUSTICE TO THE SUPREME COURT OF VIRGINIA. AND THEREFORE ABDICATED
ITS RESPONSIBILITY TO THE GOVERNOR-- MADE THE SELECTION WITHOUT ANY INPUT
The other big news of the day hasn't happened yet.
Governor Jim Gilmore delivers his first State of the Commonwealth speech
tonight --double boxes Jean/Ellen
remember a new governor means two speeches from two separate governors.
We heard George Allen's parting words last week.
(ANCHOR=Jean Any idea what's in the speech?)
HARD MUSIC UNDER
More on the college trip to Guatemala that resulted in robbery and the rape
of five American students.
That's next on NEWS-7 at FIVE.
He served time for secretly videotaping girls in a restroom-- now residents
in Covington want Randall Akers to move out of their neighborhood.
Tonight on Health Check-- a live report from a powerful breast cancer art
exhibit at Hollins College. We'll be right back.
International terrorism hits home for a group of students and teachers from
The group from St. Mary's college is back home- after an attack in Guatemala
The gunmen ordered 12 women and one man out of a bus and into a nearby field
of sugar cane- where they were robbed.
Five of the female students were then raped during the 90 minute assault.
((THE ATTACK OCCURED ON A MAJOR HIGHWAY IN THE SOUTHERN PART OF GUATELMALA.
IT'S A HEAVILY TRAVELLED ROUTE AND ACCORDING TO INFORMATION WE GOT IT OCCURED
IN BROAD DAYLIGHT.))
((IN THIS INSTNACE THE PARTICULAR AREA WE CHOSE. THE TYPE OF TRIP THE
INDIVIDUALS WE ASSOCIATED WITH WE'LL EVALUATE ALL OF THAT, BUT WE DON'T INTEND
TO DISCONTINUE OUR STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS.))
SUPER=01-Maggie O'Brien/St. Mary's College President; :13
OUT Q=STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS.
O'Brien used to be President at Hollins College- She says the school was not
aware the risks were greater than at any other time-
Guatemalen authorities have formed a special task force to look into the
A convicted sex offender plans to move away from a Covington school, but
concerned parents say they'll continue their fight to change state law.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/November 11, 1989
In 1990, Randall Akers was convicted of video-taping girls in the bathroom
of his teen night club.
He had a previous statutory rape conviction involving a 13 year old girl.
Now he lives in Covington, next door to the playground of the Edgemont
Police and school officials knew he was there, but say state law does not
allow them to notify parents.
IN Q=This is not an edgemont
((DAVID KIDD/PARENT; THIS IS NOT AN EDGEMONT PROBLEM, THIS IS A PROBLEM ALL
OVER THE AREA AND EVERYWHERE WE'RE AT. WE WANT EVERYONE TO KNOW THAT HE'S
THERE, AND WHAT HE'S CAPABLE OF. SECOND OFF, WE'RE BOMBARDING OUR LEGISLATURE
WITH LETTERS, PHONE CALLS, WE'RE GOING TO BE THE BIGGEST PAIN THAT THEY'VE EVER
HAD BECAUSE WE WANT THIS LAW CHANGED.))
OUT Q=this law changed
Akers didn't want to talk on camera. Off camera, his wife told News 7 he is
being treated unfairly.
She says Akers is legally blind and can't even see the playground next door,
but because of the controversy, they're looking for another place to live.
Lynchburg police have made an arrest after a weekend shooting.
32-year old Aubrey Douglas Hughes is charged with malicious wounding and the
use of a firearm in commission of a felony.
Police say Hughes shot 22-year old Terence Johnson in the face around one
Johnson remains in critical condition.
IN Q=We've still got
((LT. EUGENE WINGFIELD/LYNCHBURG POLICE: WE'VE STILL GOT SOME MORE LEADS WE'RE
FOLLOWING UP ON, INTERVIEWING SOME OTHER INDIVIDUALS WHO MAY HAVE BEEN WITH
HIM, SO IT'S STILL PROGRESSING.))
SUPER=01-Lt. Eugene Wingfield/Lynchburg Police; :00
OUT Q=it's still progressing.
A search of Hughes' (CAB-ul) Cabell Street home turned up a weapon, and
police found Hughes' car hidden in a nearby alley.
He's being held without bond.
No motive has been released.
It is chilly outside, and that's perfect soup weather inside.
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With the coldest part of winter still ahead, it might be time to brush up on
some good, hearty soup and stew recipes.
DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Patrick Evans is in the News 7 kitchen with Jane Hoover, and they've come up
with some great recipes that will satisfy both your appetite AND your
SUPER=01-Jane Hoover/Lewis-Gale Health Management Cntr.;
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health music under
Mike Stevens takes us on a tour of Roanoke College's new fitness center--
That's just one of the reports in his Two Minute Ticker.
Tonight on Health Check...
Each piece of art tells a different story from the personal account of the
IN Q=This is all Sue.
((THIS IS SUE...AND IT'S ONE STORY, SUE DIED.))
OUT Q=Sue died.
I'm Keith Humphry.
We've got a story tonight that I think you'll enjoy.
It's about a man in Franklin County whose dog is his lifeline.
You may remember Rodney Brown and his Yellow Lab, Juneau.
A couple of years ago Rodney's girlfriend called the Lions Club- -wondering
whether he'd qualify for a Leader Dog.
((RODNEY BROWN: BETHANY, SHE KINDA SLIPPED AND LIKE SHE GOT SOME INFORMATION.
I WAS LIKE, "WHAT DID YOU DO THAT FOR? ...YOU KNOW. COME ON, COME ON, GOOD BOY,
OUT Q=good dog.
We'll try to keep up with them long enough to show you how they've been
in the year or so since these two were introduced.
double boxes Jean/Keith
It's just one of the things coming your way... on NEWS 7 at SIX tonight.
An art exhibit called "A Distinct Grace" is now on display at Hollins College
The work deals with life before, during an after breast cancer.
double boxes Jean/Tonya
Tonya Flory joins us from the art exhibit...
Hollins College brought the exhibit here to educate the public about breast
cancer to show how survivors as well as family members have healed through art.
IN Q=The purpose...
SUPER=01-Peyton Lawrimore/Hollins College Cancer Support Group; :00 quick
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :13
SUPER=01-Paulette Singer/Curator; :46
OUT Q=overwhelmingly supportive.
IN Q=The purpose behind it
((PEYTON LAWRIMORE/PRESIDENT CANCER SUPPORT GROUP:THE PURPOSE BEHIND IT IS TO
RAISE BREAST CANCER AWARENESS AND GENERAL CANCER AWARENESS ON CAMPUS.))
OUT Q=on campus.
Peyton Lawrimore is a freshman at Hollins College -- her father died of
cancer in April.
When she began school she saw the need for a support group on campus.
She says it's also important for the entire community to become involved.
IN Q=Early detection.
((PEYTON LAWRIMORE/CANCER SUPPORT GROUP PRESIDENT:EARLY DETECTION IS ONE OF THE
KEY ISSUES ESPECIALLY WITH BREAST CANCER. EVEN OUR AGE BREAST SELF EXAMS ARE
ENCOURAGED AND WHEN YOU GET TO BE A CERTAIN AGE THAN MAMMOGRAM BECOME EXTREMELY
IMPORTANT AND IT'S ONE OF THE EASIEST THINGS TO DO AND CATCH IT BEFORE IT
BECOMES MORE PROGRESSED.))
OUT Q=more progressed.
Although some of the work may be a shocking reality , the traveling exhibit
has been credited with helping men and women discuss breast cancer.
IN Q=Having the artist
((PAULETTE SINGER/CURATOR:HAVING THE ARTIST DESCRIBE VISUALLY WHAT WE WE CANNOT
DESCRIBE MAKES DIFFICULT SUBJECTS EASIER TO COMMUNICATE.))
OUT Q=to communicate.
IN Q=I think
((PEYTON LAWRIMORE:CANCER SUPPORT GROUP PRESIDENT:I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE
THOUGHT WOW MY MOTHER HASN'T HAD HER MAMMOGRAM YET. A LOT PEOPLE ARE WILLING TO
GET INVOLVED BY SITTING AT THE ART EXHIBIT. WE HAVE ABOUT 20 STUDENT VOLUNTEERS
WHO ARE GOING TO BE SITTING AND THAT IS BEEN SOMETHING THAT HAS JUST BEEN
OUT Q=overwhelmingly supportive.
Coming up at 6...we'll talk to the museum curator and take a tour of
thedouble boxes Jean/Tonya
exhibit as she tells the stories behind the photos and sculptors.
(questions:Are there any other contributors to the cause?)
Yes...next Saturday there's a fundraiser for the Y-Me Tranquility Breasts
Roxanne Gilmore will be the keynote speaker and Congressman Goodlatte will
also be in attendance.
Tickets are 100-dollars a piece and all proceeds go to the Foundation.
Two of the region's largest health care facilities joined forces today to
pool their resources.
Hospital officials expect the joint venture of Lewis-Gale Clinic and
Lewis-Gale Medical Center to streamline operations--
Lewis Gale president Bill Downey says patients will notice some changes.
IN Q=A patient
((BILL DOWNEY/PRESIDENT AND CEO/LEWIS -GALE MEDICAL CENTER: WE'RE LOOKING AT
WAYS SO THAT THAT INFORMATION CAN BE AVAILABLE, SO THAT THE PHYSICIAN HAS THAT
FROM BOTH HIS OFFICE STANDPOINT AND THE HOSPITAL. SO WE WOULDN'T HAVE TO MAYBE
REDUPLICATE THAT TEST SO WE COULD SAVE THE PATIENT MONEY.))
SUPER=01-Bill Downey/Lewis-Gale Medical Center Pres. & CEO; :
OUT Q= the patient money.
The buildings are located next door-- but have operated independently since
1972... after a 60- year partnership.
IN Q=Having physicians
((HAVING PHYSICIANS AND HOSPITALS WORK TOGETHER AS AN INTEGRATED NETWORK IS
SOMETHING THAT IS BEING ESTABLISHED AND IS GOING ON IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE
COUNTRY. SO THIS IS SOMETHING THAT IS IMPORTANT FOR US AND I THINK WILL HELP
POSITION US FOR THE FUTURE.))
OUT Q= for the future.
Lewis-Gale officials say in the ever-changing health care environment, the
venture will launch the clinc and hospital into the next century.
Time now for sports--
The NBA tipped off some matinees today for the Martin Luther King Holiday
Welcome everybody to the Monday ticker that begins with a couple of NBA
matinees. As is always the case, the league plays a couple of game in the
afternoon on Martin Luther King Day.
SUPER=03-New York/Celtics vs. Knicks - NBA; :00
Patrick Ewing watched from the side with his right hand still in a cast.
But the Knicks hardly needed him today as their pressure defense and smooth
transition game led to a 98-to-82 win.
Allen Houston led the way with 23.
SUPER=03-Philadelphia/Kings vs. Sixers;
And in Philly, the Sixers won their fourth straight game. Yes, you heard
right. Allen Iverson scored 24 points and dished out 10 assists as Sixers beat
the Sacramento Kings 98-to-85.
Many folks use the first month of the new year to get their bodies back in
shape. And a new facility at Roanoke College has opened just in time for
college community at the school to do just that.
Thanks to donations from the Belk foundation, the school's now has a brand
new state of the art fitness center on campus located right next to the Bast
The 5 thousand square foot center has cardio equipment, body master and free
The facility is big enough to allow 80 to 90 people workout at the same
IN Q="The Impetus...
((PHIL BENNE/CENTER DIRECTOR: ))
SUPER=01-Phil Benne/Center Director; :
OUT Q=........of the college."
The facility is for the athletes and the entire college community.
It's already as good as any in Division three and it will definitely
benefit the schools athletic programs.
IN Q="just the...
OUT Q=.........division three."
Tonight, the VMI Keydets are back home at Cameron Hall taking on The Citadel.
If you plan on catching the game, keep in mind that tip-off tonight is set
for 9. We'll have highlights at 11.
And if you are making your viewing plans for tomorrow night, keep in mind
that Your Hometown Station is again your home for the best in ACC basketball.
UVa travels to Clemson tomorrow night at eight.
Hope you can join us for the game tomorrow night.
Jean will be back right after this.
go to break
Today marks the birthday of the late poet Edgar Allen Poe.
Since 1949 a lone figure has walked slowly through a Baltimore graveyard to
place three roses and a half empty bottle of (Cone-yack) cognac on his grave.
A crowd of about 20 gathered to watch.
Poe was born on this date 189-years ago, and is known as one of the
America's greatest writers.
His works include "The Raven," and such horror
stories as "The Fall of the House of Usher" and "The Telltale Heart."
Edgar Allen Poe was 40 when died.
That's it for us on NEWS-7 at Five--
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