Today on News 7 at Five, new information on a controversial shooting.
And Roanoke police say they've nabbed a child pornography suspect, an arrest they've been working on for weeks.
Some passing clouds and sprinkles tonight. Turning Partly Sunny again tomorrow. More on the weather coming up.
On health check --
A new study suggets antibiotics may help prevent heart attacks.
Plus some local doctors are closer to building an eye surgery center in Salem.
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A shooting at this private firing range, one involving a cop and a judge, now gets a special prosecutor.
Good afternoon, I'm Jean Jadhon.
Amherst County Commonwealth's Attorney William Meeks the Third was named as a special prosecutor today. He will decide whether any charges should be filed.
As we reported last week, Danville Circuit Court Judge James Ingram shot and injured Danville Police Lieutenant Barry Creasy in mid-January.
So, why has it taken until THIS WEEK before the proper authorities were notified to begin an investigation?
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It's just one of the many questions our Christy Hubley has been checking out.
She joins us live from our Danville newsroom.
Jean, the reason there's been no formal investigation until now is because no one contacted the Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office about the shooting until now.
After attention by local media and the churning of the public rumor mill, the judge and the cop both asked the proper authorities to look into the shooting.
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(( The shooting happened on Judge James Ingram's farm in the Cascade area of Pittsylvania County.
The judge was target shooting with Lt. Barry Creasy on January 16th.
While the men were reloading their weapons, Ingram's 40-caliber Glock went off.
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((SHERIFF PLASTER: JUDGE INGRAM HAD PICKED UP THE WEAPON AND HAS RELOADED THE MAGAZINE AND PUT IT IN THE WEAPON AND WHEN HE DID IT DISCHARGED.))
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Lieutenant Creasy was not seriously hurt, and the shooting is considered an accident.
But Sheriff Plaster says he still has more people to interview, like rescue squad and hospital personnel, before his probe is over.))
Coming up tonight at Six, we'll tell you what Danville police chief Neal Morris has to say about the shooting and the media coverage that followed once word got out.
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A Rockingham County man was arrested today in Roanoke, and charged with producing child pornography.
The man was arrested in the parking lot of Towers Shopping Center around ten this morning.
49-year old Thomas Lee Reid was charged with three counts of producing child pornography. He's being held in the city jail without bond.
The investigation began after police received a complaint about sexually explicit photographs and discussions transmitted over the internet.
The last of the depositions is over- but now the question is will all of America have the chance to see the key testimony as well.
Lee Cowan has more from Washington.
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(('BRIEF BUT PRODUCTIVE' -- THAT'S HOW HOUSE MANAGERS DESCRIBED
ANOTHER SHORTER THAN EXPECTED DAY OF Q AND A - TODAY WITH WHITE HOUSE
AID SIDNEY BLUMENTHAL.
WITH THE LAST OF THREE WITNESSES DEPOSED, HOUSE MANAGERS FACE
TOMORROW'S TASK OF PERSUADING THE SENATE TO ALLOW THEIR WITNESS TRIO TO
TESTIFY BEFORE THE SENATE - PREFERABLY LIVE - ON TAPE, AN ACCEPTABLE
REP. JAMES ROGAN//R-HOUSE MANAGER
"If they're going - Senators to see."
BUT MANY OF THE PRESIDENT'S JURORS SEEMED FOCUSED FURTHER DOWN
THE IMPEACHMENT ROAD -- ON LIFE "AFTER" WITNESSES - WHICH SEEMS TO HAVE
THE WHITE HOUSE CAREFULLY REFLECTING ON LIFE "AFTER" THE TRIAL.
JOE LOCKHART//WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN
"I think there will be a certain sense of relief here at the White House
if this process were to end quickly and go away, but I don't think that
there is anybody here who thinks anything out of this process
constitutes a victory."
AS BOTH SIDES STRUGGLE TO FIND A GRACEFUL EXIT, SUPPORT MAY BE
BUILDING FOR A SPLIT PROPOSAL: FIRST VOTE TO ACCUSE THE PRESIDENT OF
WRONGDOING - THEN VOTE TO REMOVE HIM FROM OFFICE. - A SO-CALLED FINDING
SEN. EDWARD KENNEDY/D-MA
"It's a finding of fiction, not a finding of fact."
EITHER WAY, DEMOCRATS FIND IT SIMPLY UNACCEPTABLE.
SEN. TOM HARKIN//R-IA
They're aiming for the President, but they're hitting the Constitution."
THE TIME IS NOW, SOME CHARGE, TO FIND THE COURAGE TO MAKE A
EVEN PROSECUTORS RELUCTANTLY AGREE ON THAT.
REP. LINDSEY GRAHAM//HOUSE MANAGER
"I just don't want courage in a vacuum."
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It's no secret that the man presiding over the impeachment trial, Chief Justice William Rehnquist.. is a reluctant participant in this high- profile drama.
Sweet Briar College professor Dr. Barbara Perry spent two years as a judicial fellow in Rehnquist's office.
Perry says despite his conservative background, Rehnquist is the best man for this job.
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((BARBARA PERRY/SWEET BRIAR PROFESSOR: I'VE DESCRIBED REHNQUIST AS A POLITICAL ANIMAL, HE WAS VERY MUCH ENGAGED IN POLITICS BEFORE HE CAME TO THE SUPREME COURT. BUT ON THE OTHER HAND, HE'S ALSO USED TO BEING A FAIR AND IMPARTIAL JUDGE, AND I THINK THAT IS THE ROLE THAT HE'S PLAYING IN THIS AND CERTAINLY THE PUBLIC HAS CRIED OUT FOR IMPARTIALITY AND I THINK THAT'S WHAT HE HAS BROUGHT TO THE PROCESS.))
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Perry has written two books on the Supreme Court and has met or interviewed all nine current justices.
Americans working for the U-N in Iraq are packing up-
The United Nations Security Chief is ordering the remaining American and British nationals out of the country.
U-N Spokesman Fred Eckhard says it's because the Iraqi government can not guarantee their safety.
The withdrawal involves only two Americans since all other U-S and British workers have alerady left the country.
What happens when the wind whips up to seventy miles an hour?
In Spokane, Washington one homeowner watched from the road as the wind took it's toll on a huge tree-
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Trees landed not just on homes- but also on cars and roads- making driving treacherous.
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The wind knocked out power to about 10 thousand in Spokane and 60 thousand in the Puget sound area.
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There's a fashion show on the Internet tonight, but you may have a tough time getting a look.
Still ahead, when Victoria's Secret puts the show on-line, those lines may be overloaded.
On Health Check, a long-running battle between Carilion and some local doctors reaches a new level in Richmond.
And how much attention do you pay to lampshades? We'll show you how they can make a big difference in your home's appearance.
A rebuke for the Governor today from state senators of both parties in Richmond.
The Senate Finance Committee voted overwhelmingly to reimburse Michele Finn for her legal expenses fighting Governor Jim Gilmore.
Gilmore took Mrs. Finn to court last year to stop her from letting her husband die after three and a half years in a coma.
The court drama split the Finn family-- a split that was obvious again today in Richmond.
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((TOM FINN/HUGH FINN'S FATHER: WELL HE'S IN THE HOLE FOR FOUR MONTHS AND WE'RE STILL FIGHTING OVER HIM. THERE'S NO REASON TO FIGHT OVER HIM. HE'S GONE.))
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((KAREN FINN/HUGH FINN'S SISTER: THEY TALKED ABOUT BOTH FAMILIES. IT'S ALL ONE FAMILY. AND WE ARE ALL SUFFERING.))
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Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX... we'll hear emotional testimony from the Finn family-- on both sides of the right-to-die issue in Virginia.
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Death row inmate Tony Fry figures there's no point is seeking clemency from Governor Gilmore. So he will not file any petitions to save his own life.
Fry is scheduled to die by lethal injection tomorrow for the
19-94 slaying of a car salesman.
He told a Richmond newspaper he has seen numerous
friends on death row executed and is prepared to die.
One of the best-known names in lingerie is inviting you to a fashion show tonight.
You don't even have to leave your own home, but there are fears this could create an internet overload.
Betsy Karetnick has the details.
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((SOTVO victoria's secret commercial
IT'S BEING BILLED AS THE HOTTEST TICKET IN TOWN. AND MILLIONS OF
FOOTBALL FANS WITNESSING THIS COMMERCIAL SUPERBOWL SUNDAY WOULD BE
HAPPY TO AGREE...THE VICTORIA SECRET FASHION SHOW IS A MUST - SEE EVENT.
FORTUNATELY FOR MANY, INTIMATE BRANDS, VICTORIA'S PARENT, IS HAPPY TO
SOT EDWARD RAZEK, PRESIDENT & CMO BRAND & CREATIVE SERVICES, "INTIMATE
20:16 From Singapore to Sydney to Sri Lanka...people can watch the
show...it's going to be a big night.
BIG, SAYS COMPANY MAN ED RAY-ZEK, BECAUSE TONIGHT VICTORIA'S SECRET IS
PUTTING THIS YEAR'S EXTRAVAGANZA ON-LINE FOR ALL TO SEE.
WITH LESS THAN TWO WEEKS TO VALENTINE'S DAY, SUPER MODELS WILL STRUT
THEIR STUFF IN CYPERSPACE.
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OBVIOUSLY ATTRACTING VIEWERS WON'T BE
A PROBLEM WITH SEXY SUPERMODELS AS A LURE. BUT WHEN HIGH TECH MEETS
HIGH FASHION WILL IT BE TOO HOT FOR THE WORLD WIDE WEB TO HANDLE?
IT'S NOT THE FIRST LIVE WEBCAST, BUT IT'S CERTAINLY EXPECTED TO BE THE
LARGEST, WITH HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS, POSSIBLY MILLIONS ATTENDING.
SOT EDWARD RAZEK, PRESIDENT & CMO BRAND & CREATIVE SERVICES, "INTIMATE
13:57 we're pushing all technology in ways they've not been pushed
AT JUPITER COMMUNICATIONS ANALYST MARC JOHNSON SAYS PUSHING TECHNOLOGY
COULD BE A CHALLENGE.
SOT MARC JOHNSON, SR. ANALYST, ONLINE ADVERTISING, JUPITER COMMUNICATIONS
6:44 For Victoria Secret biggest problem will be providing good site
experience in face of so much demand.
WEBSITE TRAFFIC TIE-UPS MIGHT PREVENT VIEWERS FROM LOGGING ON. JOHNSON
SAYS ANOTHER TURN-OFF MIGHT BE THE QUALITY OF THE WEBCAST ITSELF.
SOT MARC JOHNSON, SR. ANALYST, ONLINE ADVERTISING, JUPITER COMMUNICATIONS
...you'll get smaller video, herky jerky, not quality you'd get on
broadcast television. 4:34
BUT EVEN A LESS THAN PERFECT PERFORMANCE IS LIKELY TO THROW THE
SPOTLIGHT ON BROADCAST DOT COM AND REALNETWORKS. AT SEVEN P-M EASTERN
TONIGHT, TECHNOLOGY FROM THESE TWO INTERNET COMPANIES IS LIKELY TO MAKE
MANY WEBSURFERS DREAMS COME TRUE.
BETSY KARETNICK CBS MARKEWATCH NY.))
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The address for the Victoria's Secret website is w-w-w dot victoriassecret dot com.
And remember, you might have trouble getting through tonight during the webcast.
Lampshades are often overlooked, but they can make or break a room's decor, as Patrick Evans discovers...
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Patrick Evans considers them "party-wear", but for most folks, lampshades are for accessorizing the home.
Patrick has gone in search of lamp shades, and he's definitely found them!
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Two former high school stars are quickly playing big roles in college. Steve Mason is still ahead with Hometown Hoops Weekly.
On healthcheck, can antibiotics help reduce the chance of heart attacks?
And a small win for a group of local eye surgeons after a house committee votes in favor of letting them build an outpatient surgery center in Salem.
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((DR. FRANK KOTTER/VISTAR EYE CENTER: THAT WAS AN UNEXPECTED VICTORY FOR US.))
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One small step for a group of local doctors fighting Carilion Health System to build a new eye surgery center in Salem.
Legislation that would allow construction of Vistar Eye Center is on it's way to the House Of Delegates after unanimously passing a House Committee yesterday.
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((DR. FRANK COTTER/VISTAR EYE CENTER: WE'RE VERY HAPPY THAT THE GILMORE ADMINISTRATION HAS WHOLE HEARTEDLY SUPPORTED OUR EFFORT.))
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Right now Doctor Cotter operates at Lewis-Gale Medical Center and Roanoke Community Hospital.
Cotter says this catacract surgery could be more efficiently performed and cost less at an out patient eye surgery center.
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((DR. FRANK COTTER/VISTAR EYE CENTER: WE DID AN AUDIT OF 25 CHARTS AND WE FOUND THE AVERAGE CHARGE IN OUR AUDIT TO BE FOUR THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR AN IN PATIENT CATARACT SURGERY IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY, THE MANDATED REIMBURSEMENT FOR A CHARGE IN AN AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTER IS 880 DOLLARS, SO IT'S A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN 4000 DOLLARS AND 800 DOLLARS.))
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Carilion attornies say the competition of Vistar would increase hospital costs and force other free services to be cut back.
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((ROBERT MANETTA/CARILION HEALTH SYSTEM: WE WOULD THEN HAVE TO MAINTAIN A VERY SOPHISTICATED FACILITY, BUT HAVE VERY FEW PATIENTS TO WORK ON WHICH DRIVES UP THE COST OF HEALTH CARE FOR EVERYBODY.))
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But patients like Hallie Dressler who already drives an hour and a half from Covington for cataract surgery says that's enough bother.
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((HALLIE DRESSLER/CATARACT PATIENT: I WOULD RATHER HAVE WHERE IT WOULDN'T BE SO MUCH HASSLE AND ALL AND I THINK IT WOULD BE MUCH CHEAPER IF YOU COULD JUST HAVE SOMETHING LIKE THAT RATHER THAN BEING ADMITTED TO THE HOSPITAL AND GO THROUGH ALL THIS.))
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Carilion just recently opened their own center to alleviate that problem.
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((DR. FRANK COTTER/VISTAR EYE CENTER: WE ARE GLAD THAT CARILION HAS FINALLY BUILT AN EYE CARE FACILITY WHICH IS AN IN PATIENT FACILITY. WE DON'T KNOW WHY THEY WOULD OBJECT TO HAVING ANY COMPETITION IN THE VALLEY FOR AN OUT PATIENT SURGICAL CENTER. ALL WE WANT IS FOR PATIENTS TO HAVE A CHOICE.))
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The bill is expected to be voted on in the House February 9th.
A new study suggests that certain kinds of anti-biotics may help prevent heart attacks.
The research is based on the theory that infections may play an important role in heart disease.. especially when other known causes
such as high cholesterol are not factors.
The study found people who took two types of antibiotics--
Tetracyclines and Quinolones (KWIN'-uh-lohnz), --were less likely to suffer heart attacks.
But doctors caution healthy people not to start taking antibiotics based
on this one study.
It's time for our midweek two minute ticker.
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Wednesday means Hometown Hoops Weekly, Here's Steve Mason with some high school basketball X's and O's
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((Props to Lord Botetourt's Brad Hutchins who scored his one thousandth career point Tuesday night in a loss to Salem.
Cave Spring Fab freshman J.J. Redick is the RVD's third leading scorer, who averages 18 a game, shoots 85 percent form the charity stripe and..he's barely 14 years old.
((J.J. REDICK/CAVE SPRING SECOND LEADING SCORER:))
((BILLY HICKS/CAVE SPRING HEAD COACH:))
12 and 6 Pulaski County lost leading scorer Dorian Henricks to grades two weeks ago, but rebounded by beating Cave Spring and Patrick Henry.
((MARK CASSERI/PULASKI COUUNTY HEAD COACH:))
Charles Stephens and Marquis Cunningham are at Richmond. Stephens averages 16 points a game while Cunningham about 10 after leading G.W. Danville to the 3A state title.
Franklin County star Kelly Preston's sock tradition might be discontinued, even though she feels they help her lead the RVD in rebounding. Floyd coach Alan Cantrell has already banned his 1 and 17 Buffaloes new look, which began at the
beginning of the season.)) [5-Ice-Carving]
It's been almost a year since "Titanic" won a bunch of Oscars, but it seems Titanic fever is still alive.
It certainly is alive on this front lawn in the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio.
A snow sculpture of the ship is eight feet tall, four feet wide ... and 62 feet long.
Dale Daly spent many hours sculpting and painting his creation in front of his house.
And yes, he even put Jack and Rose at the very front of the boat, but no, they do not talk.
A bipartisan vote to pay Hugh Finn's wife.
Details at 11.
A step forward in the fight for an Eye Center in Salem.
The story at 11.