Coming up on News-7 --
The U-S takes its case for a strike on Iraq to the people.
A B-One bomber goes down in western Kentucky.
And the national head of Operation Rescue begins serving his six month jail
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Mild with Plenty of Clouds today-- expect some widely scattered showers
tonight, and the clouds stick around until the weekend.
On Health Check we continue our special report on adolescent health.
Many doctors say the most important part of treating a teenagers has nothing
to do with science.
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People come out to protest a possible strike on Iraq.
Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
Top administration officials went to the Midwest to sell a possible military
attack on Iraq-
but the crowd wasn't buying it.
At a town meeting, officials were met with posters and people shouting out
AGAINST the use of force.
But Secretary of State Madeliene Albright says that may be the only option.
((MADELEINE ALBRIGHT/SECRETARY OF STATE: I THINK THE POINT HERE IS THAT THE
PEOPLE UNDERSTAND IS THAT WE BELIEVE THAT A PEACEFUL SOLUTION WOULD BE THE BEST
WAY OUT. ))
SUPER=01-Madeleine Albright/Secretary of State;
OUT Q=best way out.
There is one hope- United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan will meet
with Saddam Hussein.
((KOFI ANNAN/U.N. SECRETARY GENERAL: OBVIOUSLY THIS IS NOT GOING TO BE AN EASY
MISSION AND AT A VERY CRITICAL JUNCTURE.))
((BILL RICHARDSON/U.S. AMBASSADOR TO UNITED NATIONS: DIPLOMACY IS NEARLY
EXHAUSTED AND I THINK THE SECRETARY GENERAL'S EFFORTS COULD BE AMONGST THE LAST
IF NOT THE LAST.))
SUPER=01-Kofi Annan/U.N. Secretary General; 00
SUPER=01-Bill Richardson/U.S. Ambassador to United Nations; 08
OUT Q=if not the last."
Albright says she will listen to what happens when Saddam and Annan meet in
Baghdad this week.
Democratic Senator Chuck Robb is talking tough about Saddam Hussein.
Robb says the U-S should either repeal or modify its ban on assassinating
Robb says that would deprive Saddam Hussein of the peace of mind that comes
from knowing U-S law prohibits an attack on him personally.
Robb says he's NOT advocating assassination -- just trying to make Saddam
"more receptive" to negotiations.
An Air Force B-One Bomber crashed in Kentucky this afternoon.
The crash happened near the town of Mattoon, which is northeast of Marion.
Witnesses say the plane bust into a ball of fire and sent debris raining
The plane took off from Dyess (Dy-us) Air Force base near Abilene Texas.
Kentucky State Police say all four Crew members have been found alive.
Just one day after he was found guilty of trespassing and given a six-month
jail term, anti-abortion activist Flip Benham today decided to go ahead and
serve his time.
Steve Smallshaw talked with Benham before he surrendered this morning..
Steve, is this the end of his legal battle?
Jean, Flip Benham and his attorneys are still appealing his conviction, but
Benham says he doesn't expect any sympathy from a legal system that sent him to
jail on a misdemeanor charge.
IN Q=Flip Benham
SUPER=04-Nov. 10; :09
SUPER=01-Rev. Flip Benham/Operation Rescue Director; :23
OUT Q=doesn't make it right.
(( Flip Benham walked into the Lynchburg sheriff's department around 10:30 this
morning.. he may not walk out again for another six months.
Benham was convicted yesterday of trespassing on the grounds of E.C. Glass
High School, where he and about a hundred Liberty University students staged an
anti- abortion rally last fall.
While he WAS free on bond pending his appeal, Benham could not return to his
home in Texas.
IN Q=I believe that
((REV. FLIP BENHAM/OPERATION RESCUE DIRECTOR: I BELIEVE THAT THE JUDGE, RICHARD
MILLER, HAS COMMITTED A CRIME TODAY AND HE'S DONE IT UNDER THE LEGAL AUSPICES
OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, AND JUST BECAUSE IT'S LEGAL DOESN'T MAKE IT
OUT Q=make it right.))
Benham still says he's being punished not for what he did but for the
message he brought to school that day.
The two Liberty University students who also were convicted remain free on
bond, while THEIR appeals are worked out. Jean?5-Bowman
A Botetourt County judge says there's reason to believe a mentally
disabled man set fire to the historic Hotel Botetourt.
30-year old Dwayne Bowman is charged with arson.
He lived at this home for handicapped adults when the building burned
down one night last August.
SUPER=04-File Tape/August 1997;
None of the 29 residents was injured -- but Bowman told investigators he
started the fire.
IN Q=He said he
((VOICE OF DEP. NELSON TOLLEY: HE SAID HE ACCIDENTALLY SET FIRE TO THE CURTAIN
WITH HIS CIGARETTE LIGHTER. AND I EXPLAINED TO HIM I'D BEEN IN FIRE
INVESTIGATION FOR YEARS AND THEY JUST DON'T HAPPEN. A CIGARETTE IS NOT GOING
TO LIGHT THE CURTAIN UP AND BURN THAT FAST. I JUST ASKED HIM TO GO AHEAD AND
TELL ME THE TRUTH AND HE LOOKED UP AT ME AND SAID HE'D USED A CIGARETTE LIGHTER
TO LIGHT IT.))
OUT Q=to light it
According to the investigator, Bowman said he was depressed and the Hotel
Botetourt owed him money.
Bowman's attorney says he may not have been sane at the time.
Meanwhile his mother says she believes Bowman did light his curtains on
A grand jury will decide in March whether Bowman stands trial for arson.
Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement will continue for ONE month at
Meadowbrook nursing home.
Federal officials say the Shawsville facility lost its eligibility Sunday
after failing a third survey.
However-- payment will continue for 30- days while new management tries to
An official with the nursing home says there are NO plans to close.
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Some say his punishment was too harsh.
But coming up on the newscast, administrators say they were just following
standard prcedure when police arrested a high school student for assault and
And a big corporation gives a big gift to the Arts Council of the Blue
On health check, we'll take a look at the lines of communication between
doctors and teenagers. They're not always open.
Steve Mason will have the latest edition of Hometown Hoops Weekly.
It's all still ahead on News-7 at Five. Don't go away.
Comm Break#1 5-Lewinsky
A top Clinton advisor is testifying before a Grand Jury today.
But testimony from Bruce Lindsey has been interupted- apparently amid a
conflict over questions he's being asked.
Prosecutors are investigating whether the President had an affair with a
former college intern and asked her to lie about it.
There's also also a delay in testiony from Monica Lewinsky's mother- Marcia
((BILLY MARTIN/MARCIA LEWIS' ATTORNEY:
MANY OF YOU MAY HAVE SEEN MS. LEWIS AS SHE LEFT THIS COURT HOUSE ALMOST A WEEK
AGO. SHE WAS EMOTIONALLY OVERWHELMED AND DISTRAUGHT.))
SUPER=01-Billy Martin/Attorney for Marcia Lewis;
OUT Q=and distraught.
Martin says his clients condition hasn't changed- She is excused from
testifying at least for now.
Officials say violent incidents are few and far between in Roanoke County
But when they DO happen, there are strict policies administrators must
Last Friday, William Byrd High School principal Bob Patterson called police
after 16- year- old Joe Grissom kicked a female student.
Patterson says he uses specific guidelines to determine whether an incident
is assault and battery--
IN Q=When it's intentional
((BOB PATTERSON/WILLIAM BYRD PRINCIPAL: WHEN IT'S INTENTIONAL AND WHEN IT DOES
BODILY INJURY TO ANOTHER STUDENT, ESPECIALLY IN THE CASE OF WHERE THE STUDENT
HAS TO GO TO THE DOCTOR OR HOSPITAL. ))
SUPER=01-Bob Patterson/William Byrd Principal;
OUT Q=or hospital
Patterson says that was true in THIS case.
Joe Grissom was released from a Lynchburg detention facility yesterday.
While his father continues protesting the incident, other school officials
say Patterson was carrying out the county's "Zero tolerance" policy toward
IN Q=We do take
((JIM GALLION/ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT: WE DO TAKE THE INTEREST OF THE
STUDENTS IN ACCOUNT AND SOMETIMES, AS IN THIS CASE, THEY HAPPEN IN A WAY THAT--
I DON'T KNOW HOW IT COULD HAVE BEEN HANDLED DIFFERENTLY AT THIS POINT. ))
SUPER=01-Jim Gallion/Assistant Superintendent;
OUT Q=at this point
Grissom's is scheduled for a hearing on March fifth.
Virginia sports officials were the losers today in a partisan fight in the
House of Delegates.
A bill that would have mandated jail time for anyone who battered a referee,
coach, or umpire went down on a 48 to 49 vote.
IN Q=We are
((DEL. JACK REID/R-HENRICO CO.: WE ARE GOING TO START LOSING PEOPLE WHO ARE
WILLING TO CALL HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL GAMES, HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL GAMES, HIGH
SCHOOL WRESTLING MATCHES IN THIS STATE, IF WE DON'T TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT
((DEL. TOM JACKSON/D-HILLSVILLE: HOW ABOUT TEACHERS? HOW ABOUT STATE JUDGES?
HOW ABOUT LAWYERS? HOW ABOUT DOCTORS? AND I GUESS HOW ABOUT THE AVERAGE
CITIZEN WALKING UP AND DOWN THE STREET? WHY AREN'T THEY JUST AS IMPORTANT AS A
SUPER=01-Del. Jack Reid/(R) Henrico Co.; :00
OUT Q=a referee?
There is NO similar bill in the Senate, so the measure appears to be dead
for the year.
A big gift from a big corporation left big smiles on quite a few faces this
The Elfun group -- the community-service wing of General Electric -- gave a
20-THOUSAND dollar check to the Arts Council of the Blue Ridge.
It's the biggest corporate donation ever given to the arts council.
IN Q=it's very
((SUSAN JENNINGS/BLUE RIDGE ARTS COUNCIL: IT'S VERY IMPORTANT BECAUSE AS ONE
SPEAKER SAID, WHEN SCHOOLS CUT BUDGETS, THE ART BUDGET IS THE FIRST THING TO
GO. BUT YET RESEARCH ACROSS THE COUNTRY SHOWS ART EDUCATION BUILDS SELF
ESTEEM, INCREASES TEST SCORES, INCREASES COMMUNITY SERVICE.))
SUPER=01-Susan Jennings/Arts Council of the Blue Ridge;
OUT Q=community service
G-E said the gift shows the company is a dedicated corporate citizen.
The Elfun group supports a number of education, art and environmental
No monkeying around with this one as one of the biggest trials in U-S history
comes to the stage
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Steve Mason and Hometown Hoops Weekly is still ahead here on News-7 at Five.
In tonight's health check report --
Doctors say the lines of communication must be opened to treat teenagers.
But sometimes teens can be alienated and remote -- so how do doctors and
parents understand them?
IN Q=They do all
((JOSH SKILES/16 YEAR OLD:THEY DO ALL THIS STUFF LIKE CAMPAIGNS FOR NO DRUGS
AND STUFF, BUT THEN NONE OF IT REALLY MAKES ANY SENSE THEY'RE JUST GOING RIGHT
OVER YOUR HEAD AND NO ONE REALLY CONNECTS.))
OUT Q=really connects
Good afternoon I'm Keith Humphry here's one of the stories were working on
for News 7 at Six.
The first public poll on the tax cut battle since you voted in November --
we'll have the results.
But here is a big hint.
IN Q=We stand
((GOV. JIM GILMORE: WE STAND UP THERE AND FIGHT FOR THE WORKING MEN AND WOMEN
OF THIS STATE. AND WE'RE GONNA DO THAT. AND THIS POLL JUST ADDS MORE STRENGTH
TO US AND SAYS THAT WE'RE DOING EXACTLY THE RIGHT THING.))
OUT Q=right thing.
There are some interesting wrinkles in the numbers though.
Double Boxes=Jean and Keith/Newsroom
We'll have all the details on NEWS 7 at SIX.
Many doctors who treat teenagers will admit, they have the least experience
and training in dealing with adolescent health.
Teenagers say even though they have plenty questions about their developing
bodies and minds -- they don't feel comfortable addressing certain subjects
with their doctors.
The main reason they fail to get health care -- they don't feel a personal
problem will be kept private.
IN Q=Some things
SUPER=01-Priscilla Gillespie/17-year old; :00
SUPER=01-Marvin Fields/17-year old; :11 QUICK!!
SUPER=01-Christy Fagg/18-year old; :16
SUPER=01-Dr. Luthur Beazley/Pediatrician; :28
SUPER=01-Shenay Byers/17-year old; :37
SUPER=01-Josh Skiles/16-year old; 1:24
SUPER=01-Richard Claytor/Psychiatrist; 1:43
SUPER=01-Timothy Barbour/16-year old; 1:57
OUT Q=end it.
IN Q=Some things
((PRISCILLA GILLESPIE/17-YEAR OLD:SOME THINGS I WON'T TELL HIM BECAUSE I'M
AFRAID THAT HE'LL TELL MY MOM OR MY PARENTS.))
OUT Q=or my parents
while others believe physicians are out of touch with teenagers in today's
IN Q=Your doctor
((MARVIN FIELDS/17-YEAR OLD:YOUR DOCTOR, HE WILL GET AS REAL AS HE CAN GET,
BUT NOT AS REAL AS YOU NEED SOMETIMES.))
OUT Q=you need sometimes.
IN Q=If a doctor
((CHRISTY FAGG/18-YEARS OLD:IF A DOCTOR TREATS YOU LIKE YOU'RE A CHILD THEN
YOU'RE NOT GOING TO WANT TO OPEN UP TO HIM AND EXPRESS YOURSELF.))
OUT Q=express yourself
other feel uneasy talking about sex with someone whose treated them since
they were a baby.
IN Q=A lot
((DR. LUTHUR BEAZLEY/PEDIATRICIAN:A LOT OF THESE KIDS I HAVE KNOWN ALL THEIR
LIVES NOW THAT CAN BE GOOD OR BAD IT CAN BE SOUR BEFORE YOU GET THERE OR IT CAN
BE VERY STRONG.))
OUT Q=very strong
IN Q=Doctors just
((SHENAY BYERS/17-YEAR OLD:DOCTORS ARE JUST WORRIED ABOUT YOUR HEALTH THEY
DON'T ASK ABOUT HOW YOUR DAY WAS OR YOUR BOYFRIEND OR ANYTHING LIKE HOW MUCH
YOU EAT, WHAT'S YOUR WEIGHT.))
OUT Q=your weight
Many doctors understand the responsibility of getting to know more about
patients than just their physical condition, but the hard part is gaining their
Federal law mandates doctor/patient confidentiality on all issues, no matter
how sensitive -- but it's a right many young patient don't know they have.
IN Q=They can
((DR. LUTHUR BEAZLEY/PEDIATRICIAN:THEY CAN BE IN TO ALL KINDS OF AWFUL STUFF,
SUBSTANCE ABUSE, SEXUAL ACTIVITY, UNBELIEVABLE THINGS AND PRESENT THEMSELVES
VERY WELL IN MY OFFICE AND I'M ABSOLUTELY FOOLED JUST LIKE ANY HEALTH CARE
OUT Q=healthcare professionals
sometimes teens need something a shot won't cure.
IN Q=It helped
((JOSH SKILES/16-YEAR OLD:IT HELPED ME OUT. I DIDN'T NEED ANY MEDICATION OR
ANYTHING BUT JUST TO GO AND TALK ABOUT THINGS AND GET THINGS OFF YOUR CHEST AND
THEN HAVE HIM TELL YOU WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP YOU, IT HELPS, BUT YOU'VE GOT TO
HAVE A GOOD SHRINK.))
OUT Q=good shrink
Doctors who see teenagers in their practices say all teens go through
rebellious phases, but parents should watch for the signs that's it could be
IN Q=Many people
((RICHARD CLAYTOR/PSYCHIATRIST:MANY PEOPLE GO THROUGH PERIODS WHERE THEY MAY BE
DEPRESSED, SAD, DOWN, BLUE FOR SEVERAL DAYS AT A TIME, BUT THAT'S VERY
DIFFERENT FROM A CLINICAL DEPRESSION WHICH MAY NEED THERAPY OR MEDICATION OR
OUT Q=or both.
but not all teenagers are sold on psychiatry.
IN Q=Doctors and psychiatrists
((TIMOTHY BARBOUR/16-YEAR OLD:DOCTORS LIKE PSYCHIATRIST THEY PRESCRIBE PILLS
BUT THERE'S NO MAGIC PILL, IT'S GOING TO CURE YOUR PROBLEM NOW, BUT IT NOT
GOING TO END IT.))
OUT Q=end it.
Tomorrow we'll take a look at one possible solution to the problem with
adolescent health care.
There are positive signs that are helping doctors and teenagers bridge the
It's time for our two minute ticker. The middle of the week always means
high school basketball.
Steve Mason is here with a Hometown Hoops Weekly that takes a look into
the present and the past.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/1997-98 Season; :
SUPER=01-Sarah Hicks/Virginia Tech Freshman Forward; :
SUPER=03-Williamsburg/Seahawks vs. Tribe; :
SUPER=01-Hershel Thomas/Salem Senior Guard; :
SUPER=01-Troy Wells/Martinsville Head Coach; :
OUT Q=....See ya on the court"
go to break!!!!!!!!!!!5-INHERIT-WIND
Evolution is on trial, and your invited into the courtroom to witness the
Patrick Evans has more on the current production at Mill Mountain Theater,
"Inherit the Wind".
TOSS TO PATRICK AT ON RECORD
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SUPER=01-Tony Cormier/"E. K. Hornbeck";
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TOSS TO JEAN
The flood of money from the movie Titanic continues to flow, and not just
to the box office.
SUPER=03-New York, NY;
Three batches of Titanic radio messages were auctioned yesterday at
Christie's in New York.
One lot that included the ominous April 14-th "We have hit an iceberg"
message went for 110-thousand dollars.
Two other batches of Titanic-related messages brought 47-thousand dollars.
This is not the first time the messages have been sent to the highest
The three lots were sold in 1992 for 22-thousand dollars.