Straight ahead on News 7-
The FBI arrests two men who may have been planning a deadly attack with
Jim Gilmore's car tax cut goes before the senate for the first time.
and we'll check out a good way to get your heart going.
It's a familiar forecast. More clouds than sun, especially for the New
River Valley, and rather mild for mid February.medical-head
On Health Check -- we conclude our series on adolescent health.
Comprehensive teen health centers in Roanoke are making it easier for teenagers
to get care -- and the programs have proven results.
((THESE INDIVIDUALS POSED A POTENT CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL THREAT TO ALL THE
OUT Q=to all the community.
The FBI arrests two men in possession of a dangerous biological agent.
Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
The F-B-I took the two men into custody in a Las Vegas suburb and
confiscated the dangerous substance- Anthrax.
The men were arrested yesterday after a tip from an informant--
Authorities recovered the contaminant and say there is no danger now.
The two were apparently planning to test the material.
((BOBBY SILLER/F.B.I.: AGAIN THAT IS NOT THE PROPER PLACE TO CONDUCT A TEST AND
OBVIOUSLY SOME VERY SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES COULD'VE HAPPENED.))
OUT Q=could've happened."
The suspects include Larry Wayne Harris- who was on probation for pleading
guilty to illegally obtaining bubonic plague bacteria through the mail.
The suspects may have been planning an attack-- possibly on New York City
subways-- but so far authorities don't know if the two men had a target in
Jealousy appears the motive behind a shooting this afternoon near
The dispute started along Route 114 and ended in the parking lot of Stu's
That's where 53-year old Jimmy Monroe Stanley was taken into custody.
Witnesses say when Stanley pulled into the parking lot with his fiance he
was threatening to shoot her ex-boyfriend.
Authorities say 37-year old Jimmy Allen Flinchum had been chasing the couple
along Route 114.
Investigators say Stanley fired his gun several times during the chase-
hitting Flinchum in the head.
IN Q=I seen
((RANDY SMITH/WITNESS:I SEEN BLOOD DOWN HIS SHIRT AND EVERYTHING WHERE HE'D
DONE SHOT HIM, WHAT I HEARD, HE GOT, DONE SHOT HIM, GRAZED HIS HEAD, OH, GOD.))
SUPER=01-Randy Smith/Witness; :00
OUT Q=oh, god.
Flinchum is expected to recover.
Meanwhile-- Stanley is being held on 20-thousand dollars bond.
GRAPHIC=personal property tax
Today is Governor Jim Gilmore's reality check.
His "no car tax" plan finally hit the Senate floor-- and faced the immediate
defection of one of his party's most powerful members.
DOUBLE BOXES=Jean/Ellen via State Microwave
Ellen Qualls is at the State Capitol.
What's going on?
Jean, Stafford County Republican John Chichester wants to cut the car tax--
just like his Governor promised.
But today, he submitted his own scaled-back plan-- a plan that concedes
Gilmore's simply cost too much.
IN Q=The Chichester
SUPER=01-Sen. Joe Gartlan/(D) Fairfax; :39
OUT Q=broken promise.
(( The Chichester plan would cap the reimbursement to localities at 15-
thousand dollars per car-- NOT the 20- thousand Jim Gilmore promised -- until
the cost of the plan fell below four percent of the state's general fund.
It's currently estimated at ten percent.
Senate Republicans and some Democrats rallied to the Chichester alternative.
((HAWKINS: LADIES AND GENTLEMAN...BEFORE US.))
The I told you so's were swift from Democrats.
Under Chichester's plan:
sot 14:58:34 roxane
((SEN. JOE GARTLAN/D-FAIRFAX: it would not be... broken promise.))
Senate Republicans say the 15-thousand dollar scale-back will give full tax
relief still to 94-percent of all Virginia car owners.
They say they are keeping faith with the voters.
The Governor's office clearly disagrees...
GRAPHIC=drug bust, cocaine
"Operation Clean Sweep" swept through Bedford County today, putting dozens
of suspected drug dealers behind bars.
Five months of undercover work resulted in charges against more than seventy
people all across the area.
The roundup began late Tuesday and continued this morning, as authorities
made arrests and seized property, including this auto repair shop in Big
Sheriff Mike Brown says it's part of his "zero tolerance" for drugs.
IN Q=I don't think
((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF: I DON'T THINK BEDFORD HAS ANY BIGGER PROBLEM
THAN ANY OTHER COUNTY. I THINK WHAT WE'RE DOING IS WE'RE RECOGNIZING IT AND
WE'RE ADDRESSING IT, TRYING TO ADDRESS THE PROBLEM.))
((TONY WARE/BEDFORD CO. SUPERVISOR: I THINK IT'S SAD TO THINK THAT SOMETHING
LIKE THIS IS HAPPENING IN OUR COMMUNITY, HOWEVER WE'RE REAL PROUD OF OUR
SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT AND OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT THAT WILL COME AND TAKE AN
AGGRESSIVE STANCE THAT'S NOT ONLY FACING BIG ISLAND BUT THE STATE OF VIRGINIA
AND THE NATION AS A WHOLE.))
SUPER=01-Mike Brown/Bedford Co. Sheriff; :00
SUPER=01-Tony Ware/Bedford Co. Supervisor; :12
OUT Q=as a whole.
Police also seized about 40-thousand dollars of illegal drugs, and destroyed
a moonshine still.
(toss to R)
(toss to Robin)tease#1
HARD MUSIC UNDER
The man accused of setting a Virginia Tech fraternity ablaze has his day in
That story is still ahead on NEws-7 at Five.
And the furor over the jailing of Operation Rescue's Flip Benham continues.
It may not go away anytime soon.
We've talked about the health problems teens are facing.
Later on health check, we'll talk about some of the solutions.
It's tournament time in high school basketball.
Mike Stevens has all the action.
And more bad news about the U-S men's hockey team.
It's all still ahead on News-7 at Five.
Comm Break#1 5-Iraq
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright
says there will be civilian casualties if the U-S attacks Iraq- but she says...
((MADELEINE ALBRIGHT/SECRETARY OF STATE: WE HAVE SELECTED OUR TARGETS VERY
CAREFULLY PRESIDENT CLINTON HAS BEEN VERY CONCERNED ABOUT CIVILIAN CASUALTIES))
SUPER=01-Madeleine Albright/Secretary of State;
OUT Q=about civilian casualties.
The top United Nations official is in Paris- he's preparing for meetings with
Kofi Annan hopes to talk Saddam into accepting a plan that would avoid a
So far Annan hasn't said what he'll propose.
President Clinton won't speculate on whether confidant Bruce Lindsey will
invoke executive privilege before the grand jury.
He'll only say that White House lawyers are trying to
resolve the issue.
IN Q=It is my
((IT IS MY UNDERSTANDING THAT THE WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL IS TRYING TO RESOLVE THAT
ISSUE TODAY AND WHILE HE'S WORKING ON IT I DON'T THINK I SHOULD COMMENT ABOUT
OUT Q=comment about this.
Lindsey finished testfying today in the Monica Lewinsky investigation--
saying the two days before the grand jury have been cordial.
A Virginia Tech student accused of setting fire to a fraternity house will
stand trial on a charge of arson, but today a Blacksburg judge dismissed the
perjury charge that Chad Niemi (KNEE-me) was facing.
Niemi was charged following the December fire that gutted the Kappa Alpha
Today, a state police investigator said that burn patterns indicate the
fire was no accident.
And other students placed Niemi near the house when the fire was discovered.
No accelerants were found at the scene, but General District Court Judge
Thomas Frith found probable cause to send the case to the next grand jury.
He dismissed the perjury charge after lawyers suggested that Niemi may have
misunderstood a magistrate's question.5-Operation-Rescue
A firestorm of controversy continues to swirl in Lynchburg over the jailing
of a nationally-known anti-abortion activist.
Reverend Flip Benham yesterday began serving a six-month jail term for
trespassing on the grounds of E-C Glass High School.
Today, Christian leaders described Benham as a "political hostage" and
called on the city to apologize and set him free.
IN Q=The law is
((REV. KEITH TUCCI/LIFE COALITION INTERNATIONAL: THE LAW IS TO BE USED FAIRLY
AND EVEN- HANDEDLY, NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF CRUSHING FORMS OF SPEECH THAT
SOMEBODY DOESN'T HAPPEN TO LIKE. THAT IS A PROTECTED FORM OF SPEECH AND PUBLIC
SCHOOLS ARE NOT TRUTH- FREE ZONES WHERE THE TRUTH CAN BE PUSHED OFF AND
SUPER=01-Rev. Keith Tucci/Life Coalition International; :00
OUT Q=and ignored.
Tucci (TOO-see) is also organizing a rally on March 13th, where hundreds of
Christian activists will hold protests all across Lynchburg.
If Valentine's Day didn't give your heart a workout, the American Heart
Association has the answer.
IN Q=It's never too...
((Patrick ad lib))
OUT Q=Next on News 7 at Five.
STOCKS BUMP NEXT
February is a month known for affairs of the heart, and we're not just
Patrick Evans tells us about National Heart Month acitivities carried out by
the local chapter of the Heart Association at one hometown school.
SUPER=01-Richard Schultz/American Heart Association; :22
SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.; :44
SUPER=01-Pam Poythress/Jump Rope Instructor; 1:01
Joey Champion/Top Fundraiser; 1:25
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SUPER=331-Partly Cloudy/Wind W-10/40-42/Mostly Cloudy/Wind W-10/58-60;
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SUPER=334-Sprinkles Likely/Wind W-10/34-36/Sprinkles/And Cool/40-44;
health music under
More bad news from Nagano about U-S mens ice hockey team.
Mike Stevens will fill us in during the 2-minute ticker.
On Health Check --
In the final report of our series on adolescent health we look at
a promising development in health care for teenagers.
School based clinics are helping teens control decisions that effect their
IN Q=We're trying
((WE'RE TRYING TO GET THEM TO SEE THEMSELVES AT ADULTS AND IF YOU ARE HEALTHY
NOW, YOU'LL MAKE IT TO ADULTHOOD WHICH IS WHAT THEY'RE TRYING TO ACHIEVE.))
SUPER=01-Dina Hackley-Hunt/Health Educator
OUT Q=to achieve
Good afternoon I'm Keith Humphry here's one of the stories we're working on
for News 7 at Six.
The day George Allen was sworn in as Governor four years ago, he had higher
favorable job ratings than Jim Gilmore does after a month on the job.
Our latest News 7/Mason-Dixon poll is in on the Governor -- and has a
preview of how Virginians might vote in the year 2000 Senate race for Chuck
Once again, George Allen's star is shining bright.
But some of the numbers may surprise you.
Double Boxes=Jean and Keith/Newsroom
We'll have that plus all the day's news, weather, and sports at six o'clock,
Only about 300 doctors in America are board certified in adolescent medicine
by the American Medical Association.
Still, that's a big increase over recent years.
Another promising sign for teens-- a cutting edge approach to health care --
high school health clinics.
Teens can find three school and community based clinics in Roanoke.
The centers have proven effective in preventing everything from S-T-D's and
depression to discovering illnesses like diabetes.
IN Q=The at-risk
SUPER=01-Lissy Runyon/RAHP; :00
SUPER=01-Dina Hackley-Hunt/Health Educator; 1:03
SUPER=01-Shenay Byers/17-year old; 1:54
OUT Q=mom to me.
IN Q=The at-risk
((LISSY RUNYON/RAHP:THE AT RISK BEHAVIORS AND ISSUES FOR TEENAGERS THIS KIND
OF SERVICE THROUGH THE EDUCATION AND COUNSELING ASPECT ADDRESSES ALL THOSE
AT-RISK BEHAVIORS LIKE ABUSE, SUBSTANCE ABUSE VIOLENCE.))
The centers are being called models of health care delivery for teens.
There are two school based clinics in the area, one at Patrick Henry, the
other at William Fleming.
IN Q=I know
((SHENAY BYERS/17-YEAR OLD:I KNOW I HAD MANY PROBLEMS AND I CAME HERE TO TALK
ABOUT MY PROBLEMS AND THEY HELP ME STRAIGHTEN THEM OUT.))
OUT Q=straighten them out.
IN Q=Over the last
((LISSY RUNYON/RAHP:OVER THE LAST THREE YEARS OF 284 STUDENTS THAT WERE SEEN
IN OUR CLINICS WE HAD A SUCCESS RATE OF 97%, THEY DID NOT BECOME PREGNANT ,
THEY DID NOT CONTRACT STDS AND SO THAT'S QUITE A POWERFUL STATISTIC.))
OUT Q=powerful statistic
Last year more than 5-thousand patients visited the centers mainly for
headaches and sinusitus, but many times for more serious problems.
IN Q=I don't get
((DINA HACKLEY-HUNT/HEALTH EDUCATOR:I DON'T GET EASILY RATTLED BY WHAT THEY
SAY EVEN IF I'VE NEVER HEARD THAT BEFORE I ACT LIKE YAY, YAY YOU DOING THAT. SO
IT DOESN'T EVER SEEM SHOCKING AND I STILL LOVE EM WHEN THEY COME BACK THE NEXT
DAY I DON'T HAVE TO HAVE THE HOMEWORK BATTLE, I DON'T HAVE TO HAVE THE PICK UP
YOUR SOCK BATTLE, I'M JUST TRYING TO KEEP YOU ALIVE AND KEEP YOU HEALTHY.))
OUT Q=you healthy
The school seems a logical place to attempt this type of health care. Teens
spend one-third of their waking hours at school so it's easy access for them;
students don't have to miss class to go to a doctor which reduces absenteeism.
The focus is on prevention, which reduces medical costs and it's a
comprehensive service covering all health issues.
And although students have to have parental permission to use the centers, once
they walk through the door, it's 100-percent confidential.
IN Q=They don't
((SHENAY BYERS/17-YEAR OLD:THEY DON'T REALLY TALK TO YOU ABOUT STDS OR TEEN
PREGNANCY BECAUSE, WELL YOU CAN COME HERE TO TALK TO YOUR MOM, BECAUSE THEY ARE
LIKE A SECOND MOM TO ME.))
OUT Q=to me))
Walk-ins are accepted and teenagers can bring a friend for support.
The Roanoke Adolescent Health Partnership is a collaboration of Carilion
Health Systems, Roanoke City Schools, Roanoke City Health Department, and the
Hoops and Hockey top today's sports.
Here's Mike Stevens with the 2-minute ticker.S5-OLYMPICS
Welcome folks to the Thursday ticker that begins in Nagano with more icy news
for the US.
Earlier today the United States men's hockey team that was knocked out of
medal contention yesterday
SUPER=03-Nagano, Japan; :00
packed their bags, loaded up their gear and left the Olympic village.
The so called "Dream Team" departed with a big dent in its armor.
IN Q="Well, anytime...
((BRIAN LEETCH/U.S. ASSISTANT CAPTAIN:))
SUPER=01-Brian Leetch/U.S. Assistant Captain;:00
OUT Q=...DIDN'T WIN."
There also are reports tonight indicating that the players took their
frustrations out on their rooms.
The USOC says American athletes damaged village property and trashed their
rooms after the game.S5-Tourney
The high school basketball tournament action heats back up tonight around the
area with a number of final four semi-final slates on tap in various districts.
SUPER=03-Salem/RVD Semi-Finals; :00
Last night in the Roanoke Valley, William Fleming beat Pulaski County
82-to-74 to advance to tomorrow's championship game against Cave Spring.
The Knights were able to beat Patrick Henry 73-to-57 to not only get a spot
in the RVD title tilt, but also earn the school's first berth in the regionals
in over 20 years.
The Seminole semi-finals were both blowout games as defending state champ
Liberty hammered Staunton River
66 to 37 to advance to tomorrow night's championship game against Heritage.
The Pioneers rolled over Jefferson Forest 65-to-35 as Jevon Austin scored 19
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Dayton vs. Va. Tech;
On the college scene in Blacksburg last night the Hokies upset the first
place team in the Atlantic 10 West, the Dayton Flyers 54-to-53.
Jenis Grindstaff led the way with 13 points as the Hokies won their 9th game
of the season.
SUPER=03-Raleigh, NC/Fox Sports South;
The Virginia Cavaliers, meanwhile, lost their eighth straight game last night
falling to N.C. State 74-to-55.
Curtis Staples hit just one three pointer, and is now 13 away from the
all-time NCAA record.
The action continues tonight for the Roanoke Valley district girls, the Blues
Ridge boys, the Pioneer boys and the Three Rivers boys.
Highlights from all of those for you tonight at 11.
A LIVE report from Nagano is coming up tonight at six.
Hope to see you then.
take a break5-Craig-deputy
Three Craig County Sheriff's deputies were recognized today for saving the
life of a four year old girl.
Deputies Jimmy Greenway, Ike Craft and Jeff Huffman were presented the
Transportation Safety Award for Valor.
The awards were given by the Blue Ridge Transportation Safety Board in
recognition of saving the life of Wendy Wills.
Back in January, she was trapped in a creek under a van for 15 minutes.
IN Q=Today we
((ROBERT STRICKLER/BLUE RIDGE TRANS. BOARD; TODAY WE RECOGNIZE THESE OFFICERS
FROM CRAIG COUNTY FOR THE HEROISM THAT THEY DID IN SAVING THE LIFE OF A 4 YEAR
SUPER=01-Robert Strickler/Blue Ridge Trans. Board
OUT Q=old child
The Transportation Board is a volunteer organization that promotes
transportation safety throughout the region.