Next on news 7 at 5, students of a Richmond High School return today just one day after a shooting left two people injured. We'll have an update.
and as a judge makes a decision concerning her fate, a family sues the British au-pair who had been charged with killing their child.
Is the fat substitute Olestra safe? The government is holding public hearing this week to determine the answer.
And it's a boy -- a bouncing baby boy made his debut today as internet viewers watched him enter the world via the web.
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Severe weather once again pounds the region.
Damaging thunderstorms and at least two counties were under tornado warnings.
Patrick Evans is standing by in the weather center. Patrick what's going on now?
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Five Day Forecast
Patrick Toss Back
Richmond's Armstrong High School was back in operation for a few final hours today.
But security was tight after yesterday's shooting of a teacher and a teaching aide.
Students and parents said they thought if any students still held a grudge from the day before- violence could happen NO matter how tight the security.
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((SECURITY IS FINE. BUT WHEN YOU HAVE-- SOMETIMES THE SCHOOL HAVE LOTS OF DOORS. AND THEN THE CREEP INS. AND DIFFERENT THINGS LIKE THAT. THE SECURITY IS FINE. THAT'S ALL I CAN SAY. SO I DON'T KNOW IF IT WILL DO ANYTHING.))
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14 year old Quinshawn Booker will be tried as an adult.
He was transferred out of juvenile court at a hearing this morning.
The Oregon teen accused of killing his parents and then opening fire at school was formally charged today-
Kipland Kinkel is just 15 years old.
He wore a bulletproof vest as he was led into court.
A classmate who was wounded in the leg- had this to say.
((NICOLE BUCKHOLTZ/SHOOTING VICTIM: HE HAD THE LIVES OF EVERYONE IN HIS HANDS. HE WITH ALL THE BOMBS AT THE HOUSE, WHATEVER, BASICALLY NOTHING COULD STOP HIM, BUT NOW HE'S IN COURT, HE'S HANDCUFFED, HE'S SCARED AND I LIKE IT.))
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[OUT Q=and I like it.]
Kinkel was charged with four counts of murder.
A ruling in the case of Au-Pair Louise Woodward.
The Massachuetts high court has upheld Judge Hiller Zobel's decision-
which reduced Woodward's conviction to manslaughter and sentened her to time already served.
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A JURY had convicted Woodward of murder in the death of 8-month old Matthew Eappen.
Woodward's attorneys reacted to the ruling-
((THE OUTCOME OF THE CASE AS WE'VE SAID AT BEGINNING IN OUR VIEW IS A MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE.))
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((AS A MATTER OF BIOLOGICAL HARD SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE WHICH HAUNTS THIS CAES LOUISE WOODWARD IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS DEATH.))
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Late this afternoon the Parents of Matthew Eappen filed a wrongful death suit in civil court.
It does not prevent Louise Woodward from going home to England, but it would prevent her from profiting from the case.
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Roanoke's Jefferson Center is preparing for some big changes. We'll have that story next.
And then we'll meet a young woman who's bringing her dream of becoming a stock car racer to the Old Dominion.
On Health check, the makers of fake fat use new studies to confront their critics
and Mike Stevens will have a look at the Roanoke Valley Horse Show.
The U-S Supreme Court has turned away Dennis Eaton's last legal appeal before his scheduled Thursday night execution.
And today, the sister of one of Eaton's four murder victims spoke out.
But Maria Hines OPPOSES his execution.
Virginia corrections officials will NOT let her into the death chamber to serve as Eaton's spiritual advisor.
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((RON ANGELONE: I'M SURE THERE'S SINCERITY ON HER PART...INTO EXECUTIONS.))
((MARIA HINES/MURDER VICTIM'S SISTER: I FEEL MAINLY SAD FOR DENNIS. IN A WAY IT'S A RELIEF FOR ME THAT I DON'T HAVE TO GO THROUGH THAT...DON'T MAKE ANY WAVES.))
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The wife and son of slain state trooper Jerry Hines will witness the execution.
Maria Hines says she will hold a vigil outside the prison.[5-Jefferson-Center]
Shortly after the turn of the century, Roanoke residents will have one more place to enjoy cultural and theatrical events.
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David Johnson joins us from the Jefferson Center, where the Foundation announced some renovation plans.
(That's right Jean. When this building was a high school, like most others, it had an auditorium. Transforming that int
o a performance hall is something the foundation has been discussing for the past several years. Those discussions will soon come to fruition.)
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When it was determined that the city lacked a space for average size audiences for cultural events, plans for the performance hall got underway.
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((JAN WILKINS/MANAGING PRODUCER; IN THE ROANOKE AREA WE HAVE A LARGE CIVIC CENTER AUDITORIUM WHICH SEATS 2500 PEOPLE. THEN THE OTHER EXTREME IS MILL MOUNTAIN THEATER AT CENTER IN THE SQUARE WHICH HAS 400 SEATS. THIS THEATER WILL HAVE CLOSE TO 900 SEATS. SO IT IS A MIDSIZE AUDITORIUM AND WE REALLY KNOW THERE IS A DEMAND FOR THAT SIZE THEATER.))
[OUT Q=SIZE THEATER.]
The idea is to take advantage of the auditorium's acoustics.
Architectural plans are now on the drawing board and officials plan to put the renovations in motion by this fall.
The hall is projected for completion by October in the year 2000.
It's cost 5.2 million dollars. The foundation has a couple of funding sources.
[IN Q=THERE IS A]
((WILKINS; THERE IS A QUIET FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN GOING ON. TWO MILLION DOLLARS WAS APPROVED BY THE VOTERS IN LAST NOVEMBER'S REFERENDUM. SO OUR FOUNDATION IS QUIETLY RAISING THE REST OF THE MONEY AND SOON THERE WILL BE A MORE PUBLIC CAMPAIGN.))
[OUT Q=PUBLIC CAMPAIGN.]
(Now the majority of the renovations will take place in the actual stage area. They include raising the roof over the s
tage for prop needs and expanding the wings on either side of the stage to give performers more room to work with.)
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And Jean, Wilkins says the decorator of the project plans to give the auditorium a "European Opera House Feel" compl
ete with Chandeliers and other embellishments.[5-Female-Racer]
Becoming a professional race car driver takes a lot of skill, a little luck and plenty of determination. That's even more true if you're female. Steve Pardon introduces us to one woman trying to break down the barriers.
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[SUPER=01-Marilyn Beasley/Race Car Driver; :25]
[SUPER=01-Anne Crowney/Car Owner; :56]
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((From the time Marilyn Beasley first put on a helmet she knew auto racing was her passion. She also knew that it wouldn't be easy to make her way up in a traditionally male dominated sport. 12 years later the Seattle native is here in South Western Virginia, a move she said was necessary to make her dreams a reality.
1:42:23 I DON'T HAVE FALSE ILLUSIONS OF BEING DISCOVERED BY SOME GREATNESS OR ANYTHING TO THAT EFFECT. I JUST WANT TO BE ABLE TO RACE AND BE SUCCESSFUL AND WIN.
One of the first steps towards that goal was to enroll in the Finish Line Racing School being held at Martinsville this week. She says the banked tracks in the east are vastly different than the flat runs she was used to back home. The move to this area came a few months ago when her car owner Anne Croney was relocated here by her employer. Being a female hasn't made the endeavor any easier for Croney either.
2:31:22 IT'S VERY DIFFICULT IN THAT I DON'T HAVE ANY MENTORS, I'M PRETTY MUCH LEARNING BY THE SEAT OF MY PANTS SO EVERYTHING I DO I LEARN ON MY OWN, IT WOULD BE NICE IF I HAD A MENTOR BUT AH..ITS DIFFICULT.
The lack of role models hasn't stifled the pairs determination. Instead it has inspired them to search for an all female racing team to give local girls with an interest in motor sports an opportunity they didn't have.
1:41:12 SOME WOMEN ARE INTIMIDATED BY THE FACT THAT IT IS A MALE DOMINATED SPORT AND SOME WOMEN WHO SEE THAT SOME WOMEN ARE INVOLVED IN IT MIGHT WANT TO EXPLORE SOME OF THE IDEAS THAT THEY'VE HAD THAT MAYBE THEY CAN, CAUSE WOMEN CAN DO IT.
With or without a team the duo intends to race late model stock at South Boston before the end of the summer.
Steve pardon, News 7))
If you are interested in learning more about Marilyn's attempts to put together a team
you can call (540) 956-3247 or send an e-mail to email@example.com[tease#2]
If you have adventurous taste buds, you may want to want head to Downtown Roanoke.
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There's a new restaurant downtown. And just in time for the hot weather,
This hangout features HOT FOOD.
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Andrew Freiden is live in Roanoke, checking out CHILLI PEPPERS.
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Coming up a little later on the newscast, we'll meet a young man who is getting national attention for his prom dates... all seven of them.
On Health Check, the makers of Olestra fight back. They say they want consumers to know their potato chips are safe.
and an Orlando, Florida woman gave birth today with fifty thousand people watching live on the Internet.
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((IT HELPS FUTURE MOTHERS SEE HAVING A BABY IS NOT ALL SCREAMING AND PAINFUL.))
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Thousands of people witnessed the birth of a baby boy this morning.
An Orlando, Florida woman delivered her fourth child to a sizeable audience watching the event live on the internet.
America's Health Network transmitted the delivery of Baby Sean on its web site.
The mother who was identified only as Elizabeth says she wanted to educate other women.
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In the delivery room were her doctors, her husband, her three other
children, two cameras, a cameraman and a producer. The cable network says the transmission was for those who are curious about how babies are delivered and for pregnant women nervous about having their first child.
At least 50 thousand people watched the event.
The makers of the fat substitute Olestra are fighting back.
This week the Food and Drug Administration is holding hearings to determine if Olestra is making people sick.
The body cannot absorb the fake fat and some people have complained about digestive problems.
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(( Regina McGrath/olestra critic
IT WAS WORSE THAN CHILD LABOR. AT LEAST IN CHILD LABOR YOU GET A BREAK
BETWEEN THOSE LABOR PAINS BUT WITH THIS I DID NOT. ))
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[OUT Q=this I did not.]
Bags of chips produced with Olestra carry a warning label.
But 21 months since the chips were introduced for testing in Columbus, Ohio, no Olestra related problems were reported to local hospitals or the Ohio State Health Department.
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((WE ARE AWARE OF NO PROBLEM. AND IF THERE WERE A PROBLEM, BECAUSE
THINGS ARE REPORTED TO US, WE CERTAINLY WOULD HAVE HEARD ABOUT IT. SO THE PREDICTED WAVE OF DIARRHEA NEVER HAPPENED? NO. ))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Virginia Haller/Ohio Health Dept.]
[OUT Q=never happened? No.]
Millions of people have eaten the chips since they were introduced nationwide.
Frito Lay says about 67-hundred people have complained of digestive problems.
Several studies conclude that is comparable to the number of people who experience difficulties after eating regular potato chips.
Good afternoon folks, welcome to your Tuesday ticker, today we're gonna horse around.
The 27th annual Roanoke Valley Horse Show is in it's second day of competition at the Salem Civic Center.
This year, there are one thousand and 15 stalls, some 265 more than the previous high. Two tents have been added and local gardeners seem to be the most pleased by the increased number of horses.
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((DUANE WILLIAMS GROUNDS SUPERINTENDENT:))
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[OUT Q=take care of that"]
And riders are back in the saddle tomorrow along with other events.
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((JUNE CAMPER/RVHS CHAIRMAN:))
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The Chicago Bulls took part in a heroes' welcome this afternoon that is becoming an annual event for the Windy City.
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Grant Park was filled with thousands of Bulls' fans who turned out during lunch hour for what the players and coaches called the "Last Dance."
Speculation is that the dynasty will break up in the off season.
But Michael isn't so sure.
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[OUT Q=...of Chicago."]
Keeping the Bulls together hinges greatly on keeping Scottie Pippen.
Reports in Chicago today say the team is prepared to offer him a two year $40 million dollar contract.
They can't officially begin negotiations until July 1st.
More sports for you tonight at six, until then take care everybody.
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Some people worry about finding a date for the prom, but not one young man in New York -- instead of just one date, he found SEVEN.
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((Luke Buchheit This is Molly, Keri, Kendra, Annalisa, Lindsay, Katie, Jessie))
[OUT Q=Katie, Jessie]
Luke Buchheit (BOO-KITE) took all seven girls with him to his senior prom and he's getting some national attention for it.
On Monday Luke appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman and he will be on another network tonight.