(( Here's what's headed your way next on NEWS-7 Primetime...
A former teacher's fifth grade student is among the two people arrested in
connection with the robbery and murder of a retired school teacher in Marion.
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A consumer magazine believes one sport utility vehicle is unsafe and should
be taken off the road...but the manufacturer isn't sitting idle.))
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And the Top Story this Thursday night September 12th...
The Pentagon confirms Iraq has again fired at U.S. warplanes, just as the
U.S. beefs up firepower in the Persian Gulf.
Good Evening, this is News 7 Primetime on WEFC.
I'm Connie Stevens.
The Aircraft carrier U-S-S Enterprise, with its 75 planes, is now being
sent to shore up U.S. military forces in the Gulf.
Two additional B-52 bombers will join the F-117 fighter bombers en route
Iraq's Deputy Prime Minister is calling it an act of war.
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In turn, President Clinton has strong words from the campaign trail.
IN Q=I don't want
((I DON'T WANT TO GET IN A WORD WAR WITH SADDAM HUSSEIN BUT WE ARE
GOING TO DO EVERYTHING IT TAKES TO KEEP HIM FROM THREATENING HIS NEIGHBORS,
THREATENING OUR PILOTS AND WE ARE GOING TO ENFORCE THE NO FLY ZONE. applause))
OUT Q=no fly zone. (applause)
The government says Iraq fired three anti-aircraft missiles in the
Southern no-fly zone...but said no planes were in the area at the time.
Two people are now charged in connection with the death of a retired Smyth
County school teacher.
This morning a judge appointed two Abingdon lawyers to represent 23 year-
old Harold David Davis on charges of capital murder, rape and burglary.
He was arrested last night in Marion, one week after 68 year- old Anna Jean
Anderson was found strangled to death in her home.
Police have also charged one of Anderson's former fifth- grade students with
burglary in the case.
He was arrested last night at the sheriff's department.
((WHAT WAS HE HERE AT THE JAIL FOR?
DON LAMBERT/STATE POLICE AGENT: HE WAS BEING QUESTIONED.
QUESTION: DID HE COME HERE VOLUNTARILY?
ANSWER: YES. ))
SUPER=01-Don Lamber/State Police Agent;
OUT Q=voluntarily? Yes.
Police are not releasing the juvenile's name, though News-7 confirmed
through other sources he is 17 year- old Josh Widener.
Sources also tell News-7 that Davis did various jobs as a laborer, and had
done work at the victim's home in the past.
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The F-B-I confirms investigators in the T-W-A crash might blow up a plane
to help their efforts.
The idea is to explode an old Boeing 747 to simulate the blast that
destroyed T-W-A Flight 800.
James Kallstrom says the results could help pinpoint the cause of the
Still, there's been no official decision on whether to go ahead with the
All 230 people aboard were killed when the TWA plane exploded after takeoff
from New York in July.
Isuzu is striking back at its critics.
The automaker says claims by "Consumer Reports" that Isuzu's sport utility
vehicles are unsafe are untrue.
Elizabeth Kaledin reports.
IN Q=In the latest
SUPER=01-Terry Maloney/American Isuzu Motors; :16
SUPER=01-Elizabeth Kaledin/Reporting; :51
SUPER=01-Andy Cherner/Isuzu Dealer; 1:56
OUT Q=EK, CBS News, Washington.
In the latest war of words between the car maker and the consumer
advocate...Isuzu is firing back! At a press conference in Washington the auto
manufacturer insists its 1995/96 model trooper is as safe as they come:
IN Q=The trooper
((TERRY MALONEY/AMERICAN ISUZU MOTORS THE TROOPER IS A VEHICLE PARENTS CAN FEEL
SAFE PLACING THEIR CHILDREN IN))
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That is not the opinion of consumer reports which announced in
august the Isuzu trooper failed a series of roll-over tests and is unstable in
Consumer Reports is targeting the vehicle in it's October issue
and has been running a taped message urging car buyers to beware.
IN Q=We recommend you
((WE RECOMMEND YOU DO NOT PURCHASE THE 1995 ISUZU TROOPER..THE 1996 ISUZU
TROOPER AND THE ACURA SLX. ))
OUT Q=Acura SLX.
Since the report was issued, the National Automobile Dealers Association
and the National Highway Transportation safety administration have come to
isuzu s defense. They say the road tests used are misleading and unreliable.
In the consumer reports tests, the trooper was driven through a winding
course at 37 miles an hour. On each test the car nearly tipped over, but Isuzu
claims those road tests show the driver oversteering in situations that would
never occur on the road. Today they showed their own road tests, in which the
trooper, navigating a course at 70 miles an hour never leaves the road.
The conflicting reports have potential trooper buyers backing off
August sales took a small hit. but at this Isuzu dealership in
Virginia, only one person wanted to sell back the car and customer response has
((ANDY CHERNER/ISUZU DEALER
MANY OF CUSTOMERS ARE CONCERNED....MANY...THE MAJORITY HAVE BEEN
OUT Q=many conditions.
Consumer reports is pressuring Isuzu to recall 35-thousand 95/96
troopers, but Isuzu says no way.
For now it will have to be up to consumers to steer their way through this
confusing course. Elizabeth Kaledin, CBS News, Washington.))
Disaster recovery centers opened today, to help residents on the
southside in the wake of the severe flooding.
FEMA opened its center in South Boston this afternoon to help victims go
through the government process.
Each case is assessed individually, according to a series of steps.
IN Q=first we have
((DAN ROBELS/FEMA:....STATE AND LOCAL AGENCIES.))
OUT Q=state and local agencies
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FEMA says the first thing to do is call the hotline at 1-800-462-9029, then
go to the center if you have any other questions.
NEWS-7 Primetime will be right back--a former employee at a Juvenile
detention facility will serve prison time.
And they're calling it a landmark day in Virginia history-- with the
celebration of the discovery of the original 17th century Jamestown fort.
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You're watching NEWS-7 Primetime on WEFC, I'm Connie Stevens.
A former employee at the Coyner Springs Juvenile Detention Home could spend
as much as 6 and a-half years in prison for the rape of a former resident.
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./File Tape;
Cedric Lavender was sentenced today to five years in prison for raping a
14-year old girl last year.
The sentence could be suspended after he serves a year and a half in prison.
The former child care worker also received 12 months for contributing to the
delinquency of a minor.
U-S Senate Candidate Mark Warner says the Head Start Program should be
expanded-- and he is criticizing his opponent for being too passive.
This afternoon, the Democratic challenger visited the Head Start program at
the Jefferson Center here in Roanoke.
He says that Head Start is able to serve only 40 percent of the Virginia
children eligible for the program.
And he claims Republican John Warner hasn't made Head Start or early
education one of his priorities.
IN Q=The budget that he supported
((MARK WARNER/U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE: THE BUDGET THAT HE SUPPORTED LAST YEAR
WOULD HAVE REQUIRED DRAMATIC CUTS IN EDUCATION. I BELIEVE PART OF THE CUTS
WOULD HAVE COME OUT OF HEAD START. WHAT YOU WILL HAVE IN MARK WARNER IS SOMEONE
WHO WILL MAKE EDUCATION HIS TOP PRIORITY.))
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Senator JOHN Warner's spokesman says the latest criticism is "without
basis or credibility"....and that Mark Warner's claims are scare tactics from a
Do you have any books to share with Roanoke's Sister City?
Today, seven organizations announced their plan to collect books and send
them to Kisumu (ki-SOO-moo) Kenya.
When Bruce Brenner visited Africa last year, he discovered that few schools
there had adequate libraries.
Since then he's recruited other businesses and non- profit groups to launch
the Books for Africa program.
He hopes the pilot program will encourage other communities to join in.
IN Q=And that's really the challenge to us
((BRUCE BRENNER/CYCLE SYSTEMS PRESIDENT: AND THAT'S REALLY THE CHALLENGE TO US
HERE IN ROANOKE, TO PULL TOGETHER TO MAKE THE INCREMENTS WORK SO WE CAN SHARE
IT WITH OTHER CITIES.))
SUPER=01-Bruce Brenner/Cycle Systems;
OUT Q=with other cities.
With more than a dozen collection points in the area, the groups have set a
goal of 100- thousand books.
They hope to send out the first shipment before the end of the year.
You may have visited Jamestown -- but you've never seen the actual site
where in 1607 English settlers built Fort James.
Virginia archaeologists preened for the world today-- having found the
tangible root of American democracy.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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SUPER=01-William Kelso/Archaeologist; :38
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: WE HAVE DISCOVERED AMERICA'S BIRTHPLACE -- THE ORIGINAL
JAMESTOWN FORT. applause))
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: THE CONVENTIONAL WISDOM WAS THAT THIS FORT WAS LOST TO
THE MIGHTY JAMES RIVER. THESE INQUIRING MEN AND WOMEN HAD A MUCH BETTER IDEA.
THEY LITERALLY DUG IN.))
The Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities acquired and
preserved the site from further erosion -- with NO inkling until two years ago
of what actually still lay beneath the earth.
That's when archaeologist William Kelso stepped into --
sot TAPE ONE 03:08:09
((WILLIAM KELSO/ARCHAEOLOGIST: A TIME I LIKE TO CALL THE WOODEN AGES, WHERE
MOST EVERYTHING WAS MADE OF TIMBER AND EARTH. SO WHAT IS LEFT FOR
ARCHAEOLOGISTS ARE NOT BRICK FOUNDATIONS, BUT RATHER STAINS IN THE SOIL WHERE
WOODEN WALLS DECAYED AWAY.))
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((IN 1607, 104 HARDY SETTLERS SAILED UP THE JAMES RIVER TO DISCOVER THIS SITE.
ALMOST 400 YEARS LATER, MORE THAN 100 ARCHAEOLOGISTS AND 700- THOUSAND DOLLARS
Captain John Smith and the Virginia Company survived-- the first permanent
English settlement in the New World.
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((WILLIAM KELSO/ARCHAEOLOGIST: IT WAS A TOUGH PLACE TO LIVE IN THIS EARLY
PERIOD. UH, LIVING MOSTLY ON TURTLE IT SEEMS.))
Look upon the first face -- unearthed this week.
Taken down by a musketball in the leg.
NAT SOT tape two 03;53;43
((WE'RE NOT SURE WHETHER THAT MIGHT BE SHOT OR WHETHER THAT JUST MIGHT BE
PROBING THAT HAPPENED SOME TIME IN THE 20TH CENTURY.))
Among the new news:
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((WILLIAM KELSO/ARCHAEOLOGIST: WE NOW KNOW THAT THEY WERE MAKING COPPER
JEWELRY IN THE LOCAL ALGONQUIN INDIAN STYLE, SHOWING THAT THIS TIME OF FIRST
CONTACT WAS MORE A TIME OF INTERDEPENDENCE AND ACCOMMODATION RATHER THAN OF
Expect more revelations leading up to the year 2007 -- the four century mark
for an American icon.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Jamestown.))
On News-7 Primetime sports tonight Mike Stevens tells us who' starting for
Tech against Boston College this weekend.
And a little later--this farm house at Smith Mountain Lake is being
transformed into a gallary of sorts. Stay tuned.
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National kudos for a local country radio station.
W-Y-Y-D F-M, based in Lynchburg, is the winner of Billboard Magazine's 1996
"Station of the Year" honors.
Program director Robynn Jaymes was presented with the award at a banquet in
New York last week.
IN Q=Well we
((ROBYNN JAYMES/WYYD PROGRAM DIRECTOR: WELL WE KNEW WE'RE NOMINATED. WE KNEW
WE HAD MADE THE FIRST TWO BALLOTS AND OBVIOUSLY WE WENT WITH OUR FINGERS AND
TOES CROSSED AND SO IT WAS, WE WERE HOPEFUL, BUT WE WERE THRILLED TO BRING EM
SUPER=01-Robynn Jaymes/WYYD Program Director;
OUT Q=bring 'em home.
W-Y-Y-D beat out several thousand entrants from across the country in the
small market category.
Jaymes also received Billboard's "Program Director of the Year" honors.
Just last year Jaymes won the magazine's "Local Air Personality" award.
W-Y-Y-D has been in the Roanoke- Lynchburg radio market for 16 years.
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Before Jonas Salk's vaccine in 1954, millions of people were infected with
Those who survived were called the lucky ones-- and many have overcome
But imagine some patients horror of re-living those childhood nightmares,
as the symptoms return.
We talked with some local sufferers of POST-Polio Syndrome, forming a
second support group in the area-- the Roanoke Polio Connection.
IN Q=When I first
SUPER=01-Jim Kimball/Post-Polio Patient; :00
SUPER=01-Dr. Rebecca Tanner/Physiatrist; 1:20
SUPER=01-Linda Epperly/Post-Polio Patient; 2:06
OUT Q=in the USA
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IN Q=When I first
((WHEN I FIRST FOUND OUT ABOUT POST POLIO, IT WAS AN INCREDIBLY NASTY THING. IT
BRINGS ON IMMEDIATE SUICIDAL THOUGHTS. I FOUGHT THIS ALL MY LIFE AND NOW I HAVE
TO GO THROUGH A SECOND ROUND? WHY? IT JUST DOESN'T MAKE SENSE, WHY AREN'T
PEOPLE DOING SOMETHING ABOUT IT? WHY DOESN'T SOMEBODY HAVE SOME ANSWERS? ))
OUT Q=have some answers.
Walk a block in Jim Kimball's shoes and you'll understand his frustration.
He contracted polio when he was five months old-- his two sisters both died
of it, and he was abandoned by his parents.
He spent much of his childhood in the hospital.
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IN Q=I had so
((I HAD SO MANY OPERATIONS. I SPENT A YEAR AND A HALF IN AN IRON LUNG, I WAS
ALSO STRAPPED ON A BOARD WITH A FULL BODY CAST FOR A YEAR AND A HALF. ))
OUT Q=a year and a half.
Kimball though gained independence as an adult...but as is the case with
many others, 40 years later and the disease is now ravaging the muscles that
weren't hit the first time around.
The effects of polio begin when the virus enters the body and attacks the
nerves which control muscle movement.
The final result is muscle weakness and paralysis.
Here's a diagram of a normal muscle cell and nerve.
It's believed that once the nerve is damaged by the virus, other nearby
nerves regenerate to restore muscle function.
But this forces the nerves to work too hard, and after years of over-use,
they can give out.
IN Q=I like to
((DR. REBECCA TANNER/PHYSIATRIST: I LIKE TO USE THE ANALOGY OF A LIGHT SWITCH
WHEN POLIO SYNDROME EFFECTS THE NEURONS CERTAIN LIGHT SWITCHES GO OFF
TO DIFFERENT NEURONS, ABOUT HALF TO THREE QUARTERS OF THE NEURONS
OF SOME POST POLIO VICTIMS ARE EFFECTED
WHEN THIS SYNDROME OCCURS LATER ON IN
LIFE THESE LIGHT SWITCHES TEND TO GO OFF AGAIN WHETHER IT'S DUE TO OVER-FATIGUE
OF THESE MOTOR NEURONS OR THE REACTIVATION OF THE VIRUS
IS NOT REALLY WELL UNDERSTOOD ))
OUT Q=well understood.
For many polio patients, the motto was JUST DO IT....and it may be
over-compensation that's left the muscles so overworked now.
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IN Q=I'm not
((LINDA EPPERLY/POST-POLIO PATIENT: I'M NOT ABLE TO WALK OVER 100 FEET. BEFORE
I COULD DO MY JOB. I COULD PARK IN A PARKING PLACE THAT WAS TEN BLOCKS FROM THE
BUILDING I WORK IN, WALK IN, DO MY JOB AND WALK OUT TO THE CAR AND GO HOME. DO
THE LAUNDRY, DO THE COOKING, LIKE EVERY OTHER WOMAN IN THE USA. ))
OUT Q=in the USA.
Researchers are studying whether exercise can help post-polio, not to the
point of exhaustion, but with strength training using hydrotherapy or regular
Each night NEWS-7 Primetime brings you some of the more curious stories of
SUPER=03-Cary, Il; :
Well with this one, our advice-- chose your words carefully.
In 100 words or less, why would you like to live in this house in Cary,
It's a dream- home essay contest.
All you have to do is send in an essay, along with 100-dollars.
If your entry is selected, you walk away with this three bedroom, two
bathroom home assessed at 279-thousand dollars.
The place is completely renovated-- there's even a hot tub in the living
I'll give you the schedule of games for week three of Friday Football
Extra, plus Frank Beamer decides to leave Marcus Parker at home, and Steve
Mason talks about UVa's backfield that is a full house of talent.
full screen pinnacle board
Speaking of UVa, you can watch the Cavs battle Maryland this Saturday LIVE
right here on your hometown station beginning at high Noon.
And before we check out the baseball numbers, check out these numbers. Former
Bethel high school phenom Allen Iverson, the number one pick in the NBA draft
will sign a three year deal with the 76ers tomorrow worth $9 point 6 million
Now your scoreboard.
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The Virginia Tech football team will not have the services of Marcus Parker
when the team plays Boston College this Saturday.
SUPER=04-1995 Season; :00
Head coach Frank Beamer announced late this afternoon that Parker will miss
his second straight contest while serving an indefinite game suspension
The Salem native was suspended back on August 13th after he pled no contest
to shoplifting charges.
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Beamer says freshman Shyrone Stith will get his first start at tailback in
Last Saturday against Akron he rushed for two TDs and 119 yards. Marcus
Gildersleeve and Aaron Lane will take back up Stith.
While Tech is hurting for tailbacks, UVa has more than it can satisfy.
While Tiki Barber continues his Heisman hunt, former Powell Valley power
Thomas Jones is searching for more playing time.
Steve Mason explains.
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SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Last Saturday; :00
SUPER=01-Tiki Barber/147 Yards Rushing Saturday; :32
SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Head Football Coach; :55
OUT Q=..news 7 sports"
((He carried the ball 5 times and amassed 76 yards..a whopping 15.2 yards
per carry average, thanks in large part to his first college play, a 57 yard
The 3rd string Jones is battling 2nd stringer Anthony Southern for the two
spot. Southern gained 44 yards on 12 carriers vs, central Michigan, a 3.7 yards
per carry average.
Heisman trophy hopeful Tiki Barber, is just happy to have strong back ups.
Welsh did say that how well Jones and Southern play in practice will
determine who plays more in games. Welsh also said JOnes would play against
Maryland, Steve mason, News 7 Sports.))
After a week washed out by a Hurricane, it's only appropriate Friday Football
Extra now get to deal with a Friday the 13th.
Here's where you'll find our crews on week three tomorrow night.
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Some residents near Smith Mountain Lake are doing what their "arts desire."
SUPER=03-Smith Mountain Lake;
They're fixing up an old farm house off route 122.
The home will be the site of the area's art show.
But before that happens, these volunteers have lots of cleaning up to do.
They say it's worth it... and that the show will really be something
IN Q=It gives
((PAT LENAHAN/SMITH MOUNTAIN ARTS COUNCIL: IT GIVES LOCAL PEOPLE A CHANCE TO
SHOW THEIR WORK. WE HAVE SOME PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS. WE ALSO HAVE PEOPLE WHO ARE
JUST STARTING OUT. IT'S A NON- JURIED SHOW WHICH MEANS THAT ANYBODY WHO BRINGS
THEIR WORK CAN SHOW THEIR WORK.))
SUPER=01-Pat Lenahan/Smith Mountain Arts Council;
OUT Q=their work
Hundreds of paintings and sculptures will be part of the exhibit.
The art show will open in two weeks.