(( HERE'S WHAT'S NEXT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME...VIOLENCE RETURNS TO NORTHERN
IRELAND AS TWO BOMBS EXPLODE A BRITISH ARMY HEADQUARTERS--
THE DIRECTOR OF A LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT IN THE SOUTHSIDE IS NOT LICENSED
PHYSICIAN IN VIRGINIA....VIOLATING STATE LAW. ))
OUT Q=violating state law.
TOP STORY GRAPHIC 11004
Our TOP STORY tonight, Monday October Seventh--
The man who allegedly led police on a high speed chase and then slammed into
two other vehicles in Botetourt County faces murder charges.
Good Evening, this is News 7 PRIMETIME on WEFC.
I'm Connie Stevens
It's been a week since that deadly high- speed chase in Botetourt County.
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Last Week;
Today the man who was allegedly trying to out-MOTOR police last Monday, was
charged with second degree murder.
18- year- old Timmy Stocks also faces two other felony charges-- eluding a
police officer and grand larceny.
According to officials, Stocks was clocked at near 90- miles an hour on
Authorities chased him... but halted their pursuit after six minutes.
Stocks reportedly continued to flee when he slammed into two other cars,
killing one person.
IN Q=If you
SUPER=01-Joel Branscom/Botetourt Co. Commonwealth's Atty.;
Stocks is being held at the Botetourt County jail.
A bond hearing hasn't been scheduled yet.
SUPER=03-Lisburn, N. Ireland; :
From London to Washington, officials are condemning a double bombing today
in Northern Ireland.
Two explosions rocked British Army headquarters in the province.
One went off in a parking lot.
Minutes later the second exploded near the base's main medical facility.
As many as 31 people were hurt.
IN Q=I think what
((JOHN MAJOR/BRITISH PRIME MINISTER: I THINK WHAT THEY HAVE DONE IS BARBARIC,
TO HAVE PLACED A BOMB WITHOUT WARNING TO KILL OR MAME INNOCENT MEN AND WOMEN.
AND THEN TO PLACE A SECOND
BOMB WHERE THOSE PEOPLE ALREADY INJURED AND MAIMED MIGHT BE CAUGHT AS THEY
CAUGHT MEDICAL ATTENTION, OR TO KILL THE PEOPLE GETTING THEM MEDICAL ATTENTION
IS JUST UNSPEAKABLE. ))
SUPER=01-John Major/British Prime Minister; :
There's been no claim, though, Unionists are already blaming the Irish
The I-R-A normally gives warning of bomb attacks against civilian
targets, but not military targets.
A public health director who is not licensed to practice medicine in
Virginia, is a violation of state code--
But that's exactly what's happening in the southside.
Dr. Thomas Coleman has been on the job for eight months.
Coleman tells News 7 he just hadn't gotten around to it before a week and a
IN Q=I don't
((I DON'T HAVE ANY PROBLEM... OR THE GENERAL PUBLIC EITHER.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Thomas Coleman/Southside Health Director; :
OUT Q=public either.
Health Commissioner Randy Gordon assigned Farmville's health director to
oversee Coleman's district until his license comes through.
But Coleman's still on the job in an administrative role, even though state
law requires health directors to be licensed.
IN Q=I'm concerned
((DEL. TED BENNETT/D-HALIFAX CO.: I'M CONCERNED THAT THE LAW OF THE
COMMONWEALTH'S NOT BEEN FOLLOWED. I DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH MORE BASIC IT COULD BE
THAT BEFORE THIS PERSON FILLS THAT POST, THE STATUTE SIMPLY SAYS HE'S GOT TO BE
A LICENSED PHYSICIAN, AUTHORIZED TO PRACTICE MEDICINE IN VIRGINIA. HE IS
OUT Q=he is not.
Coleman's been using state tax dollars to pay other doctors to perform the
medical functions of his job.
He IS licensed and is in good standing in North Carolina.
It's the first Monday in October, so the U.S. Supreme Court is back for
it's fall session.
Already today, the Supreme Court delt a blow to anti abortion protestors.
The high court upheld a federal law protecting access to abortion clinics.
Protestors argued the law infringed on their rights.
Abortion rights advocates disagree.
Also, today a strike against Unabomber suspect Theodore Kaczynski.
The justices refused to give him a new chance to argue in lower court that
news leaks were so damaging to his character that the government shouldn't be
able to prosecute him.
Lambidakis has a rundown of some of the other cases the high court will
IN Q=Among the lofty legal
SUPER=03-Washington DC; :00
SUPER=01-David Cole/Georgetown Univ. Law Professor; :06
SUPER=01-Alice Hagli/Cancer Patient; 1:07
SUPER=01-Stephanie Lambidakis/Reporting; 1:20
OUT Q=S.L. CBS News, The Supreme Court.
Have you registered to vote yet? If NOT-- you're out of luck--
But first Senator Warner says he's been visiting Hollins College since he
was a student at Washington and Lee-- When we come back-- we'll hear from
him during his latest visit.
go to break
The man charged with making threatening, obscene phone calls to young girls
pleaded guilty in a Roanoke courtroom today.
VO-NAT tape 96-69
Michael Obremski pleaded guilty to six counts, some involving girls as young
as nine years old.
He faces a maximum sentence of 45 years.
He was recently sentenced to 15 years in Roanoke County on similar charges.
The deputy Commonwealth's Attorney says she'll ask for a substantial
She says if Obremski had not been caught, he might have eventually carried
out his threats.
IN Q=there was some
((BETTY JO ANTHONY, DEPUTY COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; THERE WAS SOME INDICATION
IN THIS CASE THAT MR. OBREMSKI WAS BECOMING MORE ASSERTIVE. ))
SUPER=01-Betty Jo Anthony/Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney;
OUT Q=more assertive
Investigators say Obremski admitted to stalking young girls in the Raleigh
Anthony says there haven't been any more stalking complaints in that area
since Obremski was taken into custody.
With the first presidential debate behind them, the candidates are back on
SUPER=03-Milltown, NJ; :
Bob Dole is in New Jersey, telling people to ignore the polls that show him
SUPER=03-Manchester, NH; :
President Clinton is in New Hampshire, where today he said the faceoff
proved politics can be debated without insults.
Also along the campaign trail-- Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison says
without Republican Senator John Warner, her anti-stalking law would never have
The two campaigned today throughout the Commonwealth including a stop at
Senator Hutchison says the U-S cannot remain a super-power if the Clinton
administration slashes the defense budget...and credits Warner for his work
when it comes to defense.
IN Q=he is the #2
SUPER=01-Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison/(R) Texas;
OUT Q=without his leadership.
Warner says he isn't worried about a tight senate race with Democrat Mark
Even though the presidential race is surprisingly tight in Virginia, John
Warner says voters will do the right thing.
IN Q=we have
OUT Q=IMPORTANT TO vIRGINIANS
Meantime, Mark Warner is criticizing John Warner for voting against the
motor voter law.
The federal law allows people to register to vote at motor vehicle
departments and other public offices.
No matter how you register, it is now TOO LATE if you wanted to vote in the
But many potential voters have been flooding registrar offices nationwide.
In Lynchburg more than 600 people signed up in the last four days.
It's supposed to be easier to register this election season, thanks to the
new-motor voter law-- but registrars say they are bogged down by paper work.
IN Q=We've been preparing
((CAROL READ/LYNCHBURG VOTER REGISTRAR: WE'VE BEEN PREPARING BUT THERE'S NO
REAL PREPARING FOR IT ONCE IT STARTS. I FOUND ONE OF MY STAFF STANDING IN THE
MIDDLE OF THE FLOOR AND SHE DIDN'T KNOW WHERE WAS SHE WAS GOING AND IT WAS ONLY
A QUARTER TO ELEVEN.))
OUT Q=quarter to 11.
Applying by mail cuts down on the waiting, but the registrar says
verifying information on the forms is time consuming.
Stick around-- training camp is underway at the Roundhouse.
Mike has the story on Primetime Sports.
And leaders from the Gainsboro neighborhood want Roanoke City to return an
old piece of history to its former owners.
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Roanoke City Council has forgiven a 200- thousand dollar loan that helped
pay for the renovation of the Henry Street Music Center.
But that decision brought objections from Gainsboro leaders who want the old
(DOO-miss) Dumas Hotel returned to its former owners.
Council had hoped the money would be repaid to fund other improvements on
But with the music center producing little income, Total Action Against
Poverty was unable to repay the loan.
Gainsboro leaders argued that today's vote on the music center could have
implications for the entire Henry Street Project.
IN Q=We are just going to have a problem
SUPER=07-Rev. Leonard Hines
OUT Q=I really believe that.
The five council members present at today's meeting voted unanimously to
make the loan a grant.
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Bending to consumer demand-- one of the country's larger health maintenance
organizations will start covering so-called alternative treatments.
Oxford Health Plans--beginning tomorrow for an additional three percent
premium, will cover acupuncture, chiropractic, and naturopathic services.
Patients will also be able to purchase herbal remedies, vitamins and other
supplements at a discount.
There are ways the self-employed can reduce health care costs.
Len Besthoff explains in "Common Sense"
IN Q=Being your own
SUPER=01-Ben Hartman/Stockbroker-Edward D. Jones; :16
OUT Q=the newsdesk.
SOT COMMON SENSE 6:34:06
IN Q=Being your
((Being your own boss has a certain allure to it. But finding affordable
health insurance in that kind of situation can prove difficult. In this week's
Edition of Common Sense, we discuss how Uncle Sam is trying to help small
business people out.))
OUT Q=business people out.
SOT COMMON SENSE RAW 05:23:08
IN Q=The self
((BEN HARTMAN/STOCKBROKER-EDWARD D. JONES: THE SELF EMPLOYED HEALTH INSURANCE
DEDUCTION CURRENTLY FOR FOLKS IS 30 PERCENT. A SELF EMPLOYED PERSON CAN DEDUCT
UP TO 30 PERCENT OF THEIR HEALTH INSURANCE COSTS. AND PRESIDENT CLINTON WITH
THE BILL HE SIGNED INTO ACT ON AUGUST 20TH, IS EXPANDING THAT DEDUCTIBILITY TO
BE PHASED IN UP THROUGH YEAR 2006, LEN TO A MAXIMUM OF 80 PERCENT DEDUCTIBILITY
FOR THESE SELF EMPLOYED HEALTH INSURANCE COSTS. IT'S A GREAT BENEFIT FOR SELF
SOT COMMON SENSE 06:35:07
IN Q=I'm LB with
((I'm Len Besthoff with this week's edition of Common Sense, let's send it back
to the newsdesk.))
OUT Q=the newsdesk.))
Common Sense can be seen every Monday on WDBJ 7's "Mornin" and News 7 at
And, for our pick of the pictures today.....
Six year old Johnathon Prevette, the first grader who got in trouble for
kissing a classmate a few weeks ago-- continues to move in the fast lane.
SUPER=75-Concord, NC; :
This weekend, he was the guest of the Charlotte Motor Speedway.
As young Johnathon was touring pit row, he had a chance to meet tennis
star Monica Seles.
After a brief chat, Seles laid smooch on the world-famous kissing kid from
Lexington, North Carolina.
This time, however, it looks like trouble will NOT be on the horizon for
toss to mike
PrimeTime sports tonight has news concerning Tech's Marcus Parker and Cornell
Brown. One player is coming back and another is taking a seat.
Plus, Steve Mason checks in from the Roanoke Express's preseason training
And I'll have this weekend's lineup of college football action here on WDBJ.
SUPER=03-New York; :00
But first the American League championship series opens tomorrow night in New
York at Yankee stadium with the Orioles taking on the Yanks in game one.
Both teams worked out today in New York, and both are happy to still be
((CAL RIPKEN JR./ORIOLES SHORTSTOP:))
SUPER=01-Cal Ripken Jr./Orioles Shortstop; :00
OUT Q=...A LONG TIME."
GO TO BREAK
The Virginia Tech Hokies return to Big East action this Saturday at home
against the Temple Owls, but they will be without All-American Cornell Brown.
SUPER=04-1995 Season; :00
The senior Defensive end underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee at
Montgomery regional hospital today.
It was an exploratory procedure, but doctors ended up trimming some loose
cartilage. Cornell will miss Saturday's game and at least the Pitt game in
But while Cornell is out, Marcus Parker is in.
Frank Beamer announced this afternoon that the former Friday Football Extra
player of the week from Salem will be back in uniform this Saturday.
He has missed the first four games of the season after begin suspended back
on August 13th after pleading no contest to a shoplifting charge.
Parker will likely play a greta deal on Saturday, while John Engleberger will
step up to a starter's role on the defensive end in Brown's absence.
Four of the top 12 teams in the country will in action on Your Hometown
Station this Saturday afternoon.
Number one Florida hosts NUmber 12 LSU in a Noon kickoff.
Then right after they settle things in the swamp,
Third ranked Florida State travels south to Miami to battle the sixth ranked
Hurricanes in an ACC-Big East showdown.
That game kicks off at 3:30 right here on your hometown station.
GRAPHIC=EXPRESS TRAINING CAMP
The Roanoke Express is back on the ice.
Training camp '96 began yesterday and tonight Steve Mason has few notes
from day two of training camp at the Roanoke Civic Center.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=01-Frank Anzalone/Express Head Coach; :16
SUPER=01-Dave Stewart/Express Defenseman; :48
OUT Q=...news 7 sports"
((A new NHL affiliate in Calgary, but still the same tough coach in
Roanoke preaching the same Express hockey that got the team to the ECHL
playoffs each of the last three years, hockey with hustle, defense, goaltending
are of course priorities.
To find the perfect fit, Anzalone has cleaned part of the house. Out of 14
possible forwards in camp, only Tim Christian and Jeff Jablonski are back from
last years team. There are also 5 new defenseman in camp.
((DAVE STEWART/EXPRESS DEFENSEMAN:))
The Express opens the exhibition season Wednesday night in Richmond against
the Renegades. At freezer, Steve Mason, news 7 sports.))
VO-NAT Wipe! Wipe!!!!!!!
Express fans were able to get a sneak peek at some of those new, talented
faces and purchase season tickets tonight at the Roundhouse, as the club held
an intrasquad scrimmage.
After Wednesday's game in Richmond, the Express will tuneup with 2
exhibitions at the Roundhouse this weekend, taking on South Carolina Friday,
and Charlotte on Sunday afternoon.
Here's what we are working on in the newsroom for NEWS-7 at 11.
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Len Besthoff has the story of not one, but two local companies getting a pat
on the back by the Allen Administration.
Who are they? We'll reveal them in just 30-minutes on NEWS-7 at 11 on
WDBJ-7. Thanks for watching NEWS-7 Primetime. See you tomorrow, goodnight.