Coming up on News 7-
A bomb scare at the First Union Operations Center.
The FBI is looking for a pickup truck as they investigate yesterdays abortion
A Lynchburg pediatriain is facing charges of buying child pornography.
Plus a baby stolen from a hospital is back home.
News 7 is Next.
A bomb scare at the First Union Operations Center in Roanoke County.
The Center was evacuated after
someone called in a bomb threat-
The FBI has a lead in the fatal bombing at an Abortion clinic in Alabama.
They're looking for a Gray Nissan pickup truck with North Carolina plates.
And a Lynchburg pediatrician is facing felony charges for allegedly buying
Plus teens talk about sex and drugs tonight in Roanoke- We'll tell you what
this is all about.
Join us for News 7 at Eleven.
Closed captioning is brought to you by WDBJ-7 and Carilion Health System.
Lynchburg authorities have upgraded the child pornography charge filed
against a local pediatrician.
Dr. John G. Powell is now accused of a felony, reprinting or purchasing
sexually explicit material depicting children under the age of 18.
At a news conference late this afternoon, Commonwealth's Attorney Bill Petty
said there is NO indication that any local children are involved.
IN Q=I think it's important
((BILL PETTY/LYNCHBURG PROSECUTOR: I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT THE PUBLIC
UNDERSTAND THAT THROUGHOUT THE COURSE OF THIS INVESTIGATION THE POLICE HAVE
UNCOVERED NO EVIDENCE TO INDICATE THAT DR. POWELL WAS TRANSMITTING ANY IMAGES
ONTO THE INTERNET OR OTHERWISE. THE CHARGES RIGHT NOW INVOLVE IMAGES THAT HE
RECEIVED NOT IMAGES THAT HE TRANSMITTED.))
SUPER=01-Bill Petty/Lynchburg Prosecutor;
OUT Q=he transmitted
Powell has resigned from his practice.
Today, parents said they hope publicity surrounding the case DOES NOT harm
other doctors in his office.
IN Q=There's other people's lives
((KARA JONES/PARENT: THERE'S OTHER PEOPLE'S LIVES TO CONSIDER HERE TOO, OTHER
THAN JUST THAT DOCTOR. YOU'VE GOT OTHER DOCTORS HERE THAT HAS OTHER LIVES TOO,
THAT'S BEING INVOLVED IN THIS YOU KNOW.))
OUT Q=in this you know.
Meanwhile, Petty says Lynchburg investigators will be working to track
down the source of the child pornography.
If it can be identified, Petty says, authorities will attempt to prosecute
those responsible for posting the porn on the internet.
A single car accident in Campbell County killed one person this afternoon
and seriously injured a second.
The car was heading north on Route 501 between Brookneal and Gladys.
Witnesses estimate the car was travelling about 100 miles an hour when it
crashed into a tree.
IN Q=A witness to the actual accident
((Trooper Brian Childress/Virginia State Police: A witness to the actual
accident said he was in the process of passing three vehicles that were also
headed northbound. He met a vehicle travelling southbound, had to cut back into
his traffic lane quickly. In the process of doing so, that's when he lost
control of the vehicle.))
SUPER=01-Trooper Brian Childress/Virginia State Police;
OUT Q=that's when he lost control of the vehicle.
The driver died at the scene. State Police identify him as 19-year old
Jamie Lee Pillow, of Brookneal.
A woman who was riding in the car was taken to the hospital with serious
injuries, but there's no word tonight on her condition.
One woman is dead following a three car-wreck in Christiansburg at 6
tonight along Roanoke Street.
Rescue workers took 66 year old Lila B. Lester to Montgomery Regional
Hospital where she was pronounced dead.
The driver, Cletus Lester Junior is in stable condition.
There's no word on other injuries and police are still investigating.
The First Union Operations Center was evacuated tonight following a bomb
About 4:30 this afternoon someone called and said there was a bomb in the
building on Plantation Road.
The center was evacuated as state and Roanoke County police searched it with
a bomb sniffing dog.
Nothing was found.
After a few hours, workers were allowed back in the building.
The FBI has a lead in yesterday's fatal bombing at an Abortion clinic.
As Jim Stewart reports, agents are looking for a North Carolina man.
OUT Q=CBS News, Washington."
A newborn is back in her mother's arms tonight in Kansas City.
Carlie Shockey was reunited with her 19 year old mother-
SUPER=03-Kansas City, KS;
The two day old baby girl was abducted from the hospital Wednesday night.
((MELISSA BREWSTER/CARLIE'S AUNT: WHAT THEY DID WAS VERY HEARTLESS. VERY COLD
ANYBODY WHO HAS A CHILD... I HAVE TWO AT HOME KNOWS THE PAIN TAHT OUR FAMILY
..CAN'T EVEN IMATGINE UNLESS IT'S HAPPENeD TO YOU. BUT I FEEL THEY NEED TO BE
PUNISHED. THEY DESERVE TO BE PUNISHED.))
SUPER=01-Melissa Brewster/Carlie's Aunt;
OUT Q= be punished. (second time)
FBI agents caught up with the suspects in St. Louis.
18 year old Amanda Tull and her 30 year old boyfriend Buddy Hall- were seen
on hospital security tape. That helped police catch them.
The couple apparently travelled more than 100 miles to their hometown telling
friends they had just had a baby- and showing the newborn off.
More information about an alleged relationship between President Clinton and
a college intern.
Linda Tripps attorney is speaking out.
He went on the radio today-
saying his client was there when President Clinton made a late night phone call
to Monica Lewinsky.
((IT'S LINDA'S POSITION THAT SHE WAS PRESENT WITH MONICA WHEN SHE RECEIVE A
TELEPHONE CALL LATE AT NIGHT. IT'S UNDOUBTABLY.. TO MY CLIENT THAT MRS. TRIP
THAT IT WAS THE PRESIDNET OF THE UNITED STATES THAT HAD CONTACTED MS. LEWINKSY
AT HER APARTMENT AT THE WATERGATE HOTEL.))
BUTT TO 10:05:45
((IT WOULD BE FAIR TO SAY THAT SHE HEARD THE PRESIDENT'S VOICE.))
SUPER=02-Anthony Zaccagnini/Tripp's Attorney;
OUT Q=heard the President's voice.
Meanwhile a judge has ruled that Secret Service agents don't have to testify
in Paula Jones' sexual harassment suit.
The ruling could prove helpful to the Secret Service if it's subpoenaed in
Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey
Coming up next, a Roanoke man is dead following an early morning fight,
and from Botetourt County, we'll meet a woman who says her love of animals got
her in over her head.
A late- night brawl in Southeast Roanoke has left one man dead.
Police say John Glenn Jones died early this morning after fighting with
another man in this house on Fifth street.
Jones and the other man were up late drinking when Jones allegedly pulled a
Police say the man tried to subdue Jones by pinning him to the ground by his
Jones stopped breathing and attempts to revive him were unsuccessful.
Prosecutors are waiting for the autopsy results before they decide whether
to file charges.
Can you imagine taking 50 stray animals home with you -- then taking care of
Tina Tenret shows us what happens when puppy love turns to pandemonium.
IN Q=It's tough to
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Judi Butterworth/Animal Owner; :16
SUPER=01-Lynda Johnson/Animal Rights Advocate; 1:04
OUT Q=Botetourt County
(( It's tough to say no to puppy eyes.
Judi Butterworth fell for that look, when she brought home her first stray
about ten years ago.
Now she's mom to 20 dogs and 25 cats and as she says, she's in over her
IN Q=I took in
((JUDI BUTTERWORTH/ANIMAL OWNER: I TOOK IN STRAY PUPPIES THAT DIDN'T HAVE A
HOME AND NOW I'M HAVING A HARD TIME YOU KNOW. BUT I LOVE EM TO DEATH. I'M
TRYING, I'M DOING ALL I CAN TO DO THE BEST I CAN FOR EM.))
OUT Q=for em
Butterworth calls each animal by name...
IN Q=nat sound
((nat sound: Butterworth calls Sara))
But she can no longer afford a bag of cat food and a bag of dog food every
IN Q=Judi Butterworth
((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: JUDI BUTTERWORTH HAS HAD TO PAY $279 IN COURT FEES FOR NOT
HAVING RABIES SHOTS OR DOG TAGS FOR SOME OF THESE DOGS. BUT AN ANIMAL CONTROL
OFFICER SAYS HE'S BEEN BY RECENTLY, AND SHE'S ALWAYS BEEN OUT CLEANING THE
CAGES. AND HE SAYS THERE'S ADEQUATE HOUSING FOR ALL THESE ANIMALS.))
OUT Q=for all these animals
Butterworth's children built these cages -- one houses seven cats.
Most of the dogs are tied to trees but Butterworth is there to untangle the
She says she feeds, walks and plays with them every day.
IN Q=Her heart's
((LYNDA JOHNSON: HER HEART'S IN THE RIGHT PLACE BUT NO IT'S NOT ENOUGH. THEY
NEED TO BE IN OUT OF THE COLD, THEY NEED TO BE IN OUT OF THE MUD AND THE RAIN,
THEY NEED TO HAVE CONSTANT SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER. THEY NEED MEDICAL
OUT Q=medical care
Most of these animals are NOT spayed or neutered --
Butterworth says she's spent $800 at the vet for animals like Betsy, who has
She's learned her lesson the hard way.
cover this bite
IN Q=If you see babies
((IF YOU SEE BABIES OUT THERE, THAT ARE HUNGRY AND THEY NEED FOOD, FEED 'EM BUT
DON'T TAKE 'EM HOME WITH YOU UNLESS YOU CAN AFFORD TO HAVE EM FIXED AND YOU
KNOW MAYBE TAKE IN ONE -- NOT A LOT.))
OUT Q=not a lot
Butterworth wants to find loving families for some of these animals -- still
trying to fix the problem that began when they were dumped by the roadside.
Tina Tenret, News7, Botetourt County.))))
Local communities are getting a shot in the arm from one of the areas largest
health care providers.
Carilion Health System is putting three million dollars back into the
community as part of its health fund.
The money goes to projects that promote healthy living like Habitat for
Humanity and the regional E-M-S Foundation.
IN Q=Our mission is
((THOMAS ROBERTSON/CARILION PRESIDENT:OUR MISSION IS TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH OF
THE COMMUNITY AND WE HAVE DONE A GOOD JOB OF PROVIDING CARE ONCE PEOPLE GET
INTO THE HOSPITAL SYSTEM. WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO IS KEEP THEM FROM HAVING TO
ACCESS THE HOSPITAL SYSTEM. TRY AND PROMOTE CHANGES IN LIFESTYLE AND OTHER
THINGS THAT WOULD IMPROVE THEIR HEALTH.))
SUPER=01-Thomas Robertson/Carilion President;
OUT Q=their health.
To apply for grant money you can contact the Director Community Partnerships
Christian leaders say they are addressing new topics with younger children
following recent scandals in the news. We'll have that next.
And a lot of people were disappointed today as a hero gets floored on a
About 100 youngsters packed the Parkway Wesleyan Church tonight to renew
their Christian faith.
And, leaders of the event say in light of recent events in the news it's
Stacey Martin has more.
IN Q=Let's talk about
SUPER=01-Frank Priaino/Pastor; :13
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :25 (QUICK)
SUPER=07-Justin Tuesberg; 1:04
OUT Q=SM, News7, Roanoke.
(( Let's talk about sex, why not? The alleged affair between Bill Clinton
and Monica Lewinsky is pushing sex front and center among Americans--including
those who may be too young to handle it.
SOT 18.21.55 - 18.22.07 tape #1
IN Q=This day and
((FRANK PRIAINO/PASTOR: THIS DAY AND AGE, HAVING BEEN A PASTOR FOR 13 YEARS, I
SENSE THAT YOUNG PEOPLE ARE LIKE, IT'S THAT SAYING AGAIN, "WELL, IF THEY CAN DO
IT, WHY CAN'T I?" AND THAT'S THE IMAGE THAT'S GIVEN.))
OUT Q=image that given.
Leaders at the Christian event say the scandal is a recent example of the
loose morality they are combating.
SOT 18.22.44 - 18.23.00 tape #1
IN Q=Our goal is
((FRANK PRIAINO/PASTOR: OUR GOAL IS SIMPLY TO HELP YOUNG PEOPLE TO SEE WE CAN
MAKE RIGHT CHOICES NO MATTER HOW MANY WRONG CHOICES ARE MADE IN OUR SOCIETY,
GOD STILL EXPECTS US EVERYONE OF US TO MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE.))
OUT Q=the right choice.
On this night teens are hanging out at a church enjoying the tunes
SOT 19.47.40 - 19.47.45
and taking a swing at a challenge about the dangers of drugs, alcohol and
SOT 20.00.56 - 20.01.06
IN Q=You want to
((JUSTIN TUESBERG: YOU WANT TO FIT IN BUT YOU WANT TO DO THE RIGHT THING TOO,
SO IT'S LIKE YOU'RE REALLY TORN BETWEEN WHAT YOU KNOW IS RIGHT AND WHAT YOU
WANT TO DO. SO, IT'S REALLY TOUGH.))
OUT Q=it's really tough.
SOT 20.16.10 - 20.16.25
IN Q=While this night
((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING:WHILE THIS NIGHT IS ABOUT TEENS TAKING
RESPONSIBILITY, COUNSELORS HERE POINTED OUT IT'S A CHALLENGE THAT'S SHARED BY
PARENTS, HELPING THEIR CHILDREN TOMAKE SENSE OF MIXED MESSAGES IN ORDER TO MAKE
WISER DECISIONS. SM, NEWS 7, ROANOKE.))
OUT Q=SM, News 7, Roanoke.
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SUPER=332-Mostly Cloudy/Wind NW-10/24-26/Partly Cloudy/Wind NW-10/34-36;
SUPER=333-Mostly Cloudy/Wind NW-10/24-26/Partly/Sunny/38-40;
SUPER=334-Cloudy/Wind NW-10/20-22/Partly Sunny/Wind NW-10/34-36;
The Big Orange wrestling tournament opened at William Byrd this afternoon
and the W-D-B-J sports team is all set for a live broadcast from Radford.
But first Steffi Graf is again putting her return to tennis on hold.
Graf was scheduled to play in a tournament next week in Tokyo instead she
is withdrawing because of more problems with her surgically repaired left knee.
Graf felt as though she was making good progress but she can not say when
she will play again.
She hasn't played in a tournament since the French open in June. Now
here's the scores.
WIPE TO MOTION
SUPER=0097-j/William Fleming/46//Patrick Henry/37////Pulaski Co./45/j/Cave
SUPER=0097-j/Alleghany/57//Blacksburg/51///j/Bath Co./70//Craig Co./31///;
SUPER=0097-j/Floyd Co./83//Shawsville/33///j/G.W. Danville/77//Amherst/47///;
SUPER=0103-/Phoenix/3//Buffalo/3//Tie In Overtime//Carolina/0/j/N.Y.
OUT Q=.......last score."
And coming up, Billy King shot 4 over par in the first round of the Royal
Caribbean Darren Daulton retires.
And the Mats were down in Vinton as William Byrd hosted the Big Orange
GRAPHIC=High School Hoops
The spotlight in the R-V-D was at the Salem Civic Center last night as
William Fleming and Patrick Henry squared off for the second time this season.
SUPER=03-Salem/Colonels vs Patriots; :
The Colonels won the first meeting between the two teams and were fired up
for last night's game.
But Patrick Henry came out with the hot hand Mike Hill passes to Boo Battle
who hits the jump shot in the first quarter.
the Colonels come right back Derrick Turner makes the nice baseline drive
and scores the basket the Fleming led the game by four.
Patrick Henry pushed it outside Mike Peery pulls up and hits the three
pointer at the top of the key cutting the lead to one.
Fleming works for the good shot on SUPER=33-William Fleming/46/Patrick
Henry/37/;this play Turner passes to Michael Fleshman who hits the jumper and
Fleming goes on to win it 46 to 37.
GRAPHIC=High School Hoops
Over at Cave Spring last night, The Knights hosted the Cougars of Pulaski
County in another R-V-D game.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Knights vs Cougars; :
Billy Hicks and his team huddle setting up a play.
Cave Spring's Daniel Penn gets the bounce pass inside to Darnell Glover who
turns around and gets the two points Cave led 33 to 24.
Pulaski's Robert Rogers drives under the basket and passes the ball out to
Dorian Hendricks who nails the shot to cut the Knights lead to 8.
Then the Knights went on a run late in the third period watch as Corey
Paxton throws down the trey and Cave takes a 12 point lead.
Pulaski answered when Rogers picks SUPER=33-Cave Spring/56/Pulaski
Co./45/:up the lose ball and takes it in for the layup as Cave goes on to win
the game 56 to 45.
GRAPHIC=NEWS 7 SPORTS HOOPS
The News 7 Sports crew is back on the hardwood tomorrow for LIVE in state
college basketball action.
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We'll be in Radford as the Highlanders host their good friends from Lynchburg
- the Liberty Flames.
The game tips-off at 1:30 tomorrow right here on WDBJ-7.
And while both teams have struggled a bit this year, Radford boss man Ron
Bradley is expecting another wild game between the second place teams in the
IN Q="You know...
((RON BRADLEY/RADFORD HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Ron Bradley/Radford Head Coach; :04
OUT Q=...HUGE RIVALRY."
The Roanoke Express was on the road last night at Louisville.
And Roanoke won the game 1 to nothing.
The Express also announced a trade yesterday.
Defenseman Kelly Hollingshead, as we reported last week, has been traded to
the Baton Rouge Kingfish.
In return the Express will get forward J.C. Ruid and future considerations.
The News 7 sport department will broadscast live from Radford this afternoon
today as the highlanders take on Liberty. Mike Stevens will have that in our
next sports segment. Stay with us.
They rolled out the mats over in Vinton today for the Big Orange Winter
Classic at William Byrd. Steve Mason says the 16 teams competing should come
away with a regular season ending edge.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=01-Adam Williams/William Byrd Head Coach; :27
SUPER=01-Kris Kahila/Franklin Co. Head Coach; :51
SUPER=01-Tony DeHart/Radford Head Coach; 1:02
OUT Q=...news 7 sports"
Roanoke's Billy King will have some ground to make up after the first round
of the Royal Caribbean Classic at Key Biscayne, Florida.
King, making his debut on the Senior Tour, shot a first round 4 over par
75 in today's round.
SUPER=03-Key Biscayne, FL/ESPN; :
King is 11 shots behind the leader Dave Stockton. Stockton shot an opening
round 7 under par 64 and he leads David Graham and Lee Trevino who are tied for
second place at 67 four under par.
Darren Daulton picked up a World Series ring with the Florida Marlins this
And today just month's after helping the Marlins win the title Daulton is
ending his career.
The 35 year old Daulton announced his retirement this afternoon. After
spending most of his career in Philadelphia he played the last half of the 1997
season with Florida and is credited with providing the leadership that led the
team to the championship.
One other baseball note, The Toronto Blue Jays will make their first
appearance at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown when they take on Baltimore in the
annual Hall of Fame game on July 27-th one day after Don Sutton is inducted
into the Hall of Fame.
They were asking "Where have all the Heroes Gone?" today on Muscle Beach in
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Super=X5045 (starts FX)
People Carrying sandwich in
And it took a lot of muscles to bring in what was billed as the world's
heaviest hero sandwich.
The sandwich contained 48 pounds of meat, 36 pounds of cheeses and 65 pounds
Trying to lift the Sandwich
To celebrate the release of the movie Hercules on video, a champion power
lifter tried to hoist the nearly two hundred pound hero.
Perhaps he should have taken a few bites first.
Dropping the sandwich
It seems there weren't enough muscles on Muscle Beach.
On his second attempt to lift the hero, he dropped it.
Disappointed partiers had to eat the sandwich off the floor.
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If that story didn't make you hungry enough, join us tomorrow for News 7
Tomorrow Brenda Bowman of Salem will share her recipe for Hummingbird Cake
with cream cheese frosting.
And of course Denise and Andrew will have the latest news, weather and sports
tomorrow at eight a.m..
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