Next on News 7-
A ten year old shot last month at home talks to Teresa Hamilton.
Fire kills at least eight people in Pennsylvania.
Plus a child's dream come true- a toy shopping spree.
Breezy and cool weather tops the forecast for the rest of this week. more on
that in a few moments.
Maybe eggs should come with warning labels...that's what the food cops
would like to see.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest says eggs have become the
leading cause of food poisoning.
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((REGGIE HUTCHINS: THESE ARE THE BALLOONS THAT I HAVE. ))
OUT Q=that I have.
A 10 year old Danville boy is back home-- nearly a month-- after he was
gunned down while answering the door.
GRAPHIC=news-7 at five
Good evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
The physical wounds are beginning to heal, but Reggie Hutchins is still
wondering why someone would want to shoot him.
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Teresa Hamilton spoke with Reggie and his mother, this morning.
She joins us now from our Danville Newsroom.
Jean, Reggie may be too young to understand-- SUPER=@Teresa1;
but his mother believes he was shot by someone with a message.
SUPER=01-Carolyn Hutchins/Reggie's Mother; :00
SUPER=03-Danville; :09 QUICK!
SUPER=07-Reggie Hutchins; :37
OUT Q=D.J., Tiara.
((CAROLYN HUTCHINS/REGGIE'S MOTHER:WE'VE NEVER HAD ANYTHING LIKE THIS HAPPEN
BEFORE, SO WHAT OTHER REASON WOULD THERE BE. ))
OUT Q=there be.
Carolyn Hutchins says her family was polite when they made it known-- drug
dealers were NOT welcome around their home.
IN Q=My husband
((CAROLYN HUTCHINS/REGGIE'S MOTHER: MY HUSBAND HAD CONFRONTED SOME OF THE
PEOPLE DOWN THE STREET, BUT IN A POLITE WAY TO JUST NOT PARK AROUND OUR
OUT Q=our house.
Reggie rarely mentions the shooting--
He spent three weeks in critical care-- after gunfire struck him once in the
chest-- and once in the side of the stomach.
Now he's eager to get back to school-- where his friends are waiting.
IN Q=I have
((REGGIE HUTCHINS:I HAVE A WHOLE LOT OF THEM, SO I'M NOT GOING TO NAME ALL OF
THEM, ALEX, MARCUS, BRYAN, DJ, TIARA.))
OUT Q=D.J., Tiara.
The Hutchins' family would like to move-- but with mounting medical bills it
doesn't look like that will be a possibility anytime soon.
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(question:Do police have any leads?)
Eight people are dead- one person is missing-
SUPER=03-Harveys Lake, PA;
after fire swept through a home for the mentally retarded in Pennsylvania.
Today emergency crews are searching the rubble looking for the last victim.
The blaze broke out at about nine last night.
21 people were housed at the facility- Some residents were pulled from the
fire, nine others did not make it.
((JIM DURSO/LUZERNE CO. RED CROSS: THERE'S NOT AN AWFUL LOT WE CAN SAY TO THE
PEOPLE. WE JUST WANT TO GET THEM THROUGH THIS IMMEDIATE SHOCK AND GRIEF.))
SUPER=01-Jim Durso/Luzerne Co. Red Cross;
OUT Q=SHOCK AND GRIEF."
The cause of the blaze isn't known.
The man convicted of killing Martin Luther King Junior in the 60's, hopes
90's technology will help clear him.
SUPER=03-South Kingstown, RI;
The bullet that killed King is now in Rhode Island.
New testing is underway to find out if that bullet came from this hunting
James Earl Ray says his gun was planted near the crime scene- but he claims
he did not fire that fatal shot.
((ROBERT HATHAWAY/CRIMINALIST: THERE ARE THREE POSSIBLE ANSWERS HERE.
POSITIVELY THIS BULLET CAME FROM THE GUN. NO IT DID NOT OR INCONCLUSIVE.
THERE'S NO WAY ANYONE'S WITH ANY INSTRUMENTS GONNA KNOW IT TIL WE DO THAT
OUT Q=WE DO THAT EXAMINATION."
Test results won't be available until next month.
A federal judge says a Bedford County school teacher was probably right to
take a Rush Limbaugh book away from a fourth- grader last year.
The father of 9-year old Jason Gardner is suing, claiming the Montvale
Elementary School teacher violated his son's First Amendment rights.
But educators say the book was above Jason's reading and comprehension
IN Q=The incident regarding
((PAUL LACY/SCHOOL SYSTEM ATTORNEY: THE INCIDENT REGARDING THE BOOK WAS A
SITUATION THAT OCCURRED IN THE FOURTH GRADE, IT WAS A DISCREET SITUATION AND I
THINK AS YOU HEARD THE COURT SAY THAT THE TEACHER WAS ACTING AT ALL TIMES IN
THE BEST EDUCATIONAL INTERESTS OF THE CHILD, AND NOT BECAUSE OF WHAT THE BOOK
SAID OR THE MESSAGE IT WAS TRYING TO CONVEY.))
SUPER=01-Paul Lacy/Bedford Co. Schools Attorney; :00
OUT Q=trying to convey.
Judge James C. Turk took no action today, but says he'll probably dismiss
the part of the lawsuit involving the Limbaugh book.
Other claims involving an Ollie North bumper sticker and an anti-Clinton
button may yet go to trial.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
How many women showed an interest in attending Virginia Military Institute?
The numbers next on NEWS-7 at FIVE...
Plus the Republican Candidate for Lieutenant Governor is trying to gather
support from disabled Virginians.
Coming up on Health Check-- we'll have expert advice for the elderly, during
a time of change for health care.
And the latest from the professional soccer scene in Roanoke...
The Wrath has a hold on the Star City...that report is heading your way.
Virginia's first statewide candidate to use a wheelchair has picked up a
Justin Dart is a chief architect of the federal Americans with Disabilities
SOT HAGER ONE 13:11:01
IN Q=With colleagues
((WITH COLLEAGUES LIKE JOHN HAGER IN OFFICE WE SHALL OVERCOME.))
SOT HAGER ONE 13:13:07
IN Q=We believe
((JOHN HAGER: WE BELIEVE IN PEOPLE, AND ALL ELEMENTS OF SOCIETY, ALL GROUPS OF
PEOPLE HAVING THAT OPPORTUNITY AND HAVING THAT CHANCE TO PARTICIPATE.))
SUPER=01-Justin Dart/National Disabled Advocate; :00
OUT Q=to participate.
The Hager campaign estimates one in six Virginians is "touched by a
disabilities," either having a disability themselves, or a family member or
close companion who lives with one.
Gil Davis is on TV.
The attorney for Paula Jones in her harassment suit against President
Clinton is the first of four Republicans to hit television statewide.
Davis has already given over 600-thousand dollars of his own money to his
IN Q=We're going
((GILD DAVIS/R- ATTORNEY GENERAL CANDIDATE: WE'RE GOING TO DO WHATEVER IT
TAKES TO DELIVER THIS MESSAGE. AND I DON'T PERSONALLY KNOW WHAT THAT AMOUNT IS
GOING TO BE ULTIMATELY.))
OUT Q=be ultimately.
Davis says he's prosecuted over one thousand felons and is the only
candidate truly qualified to defend Virginia before the U-S Supreme Court.
On the issue of rest stop safety, Davis scoffs at fellow Republican Jerry
Kilgore's plan to "privatize" rest stops.
Davis calls the plan illegal.
He says Virginia should not turn public safety over to Burger King and Exxon
like some other states have done.
The publicity over women at Virginia Military Institute has worked wonders
for V-M-I recruiters.
More than 16-hundred women inquired about becoming members of the first
class of cadets to include women.
As of today, 64 women have been accepted into the corps.
Thirty have paid their deposit and apparently plan to attend.
Most of them are Virginians, but there's one woman from Taiwan AND one from
There could be a few more by the time the class of two-thousand-one arrives
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When trains come into the station, the goods they 're carrying are usually
loaded onto trucks--but what about model trains?
(patrick ad lib)
STOCKS BUMP NEXT
Trains have always captured the imagination, especially in this region.
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Today Patrick Evans takes a look at some intricate model trains featuring
not just trains but TRUCKS, built to scale along the model railroad.
SUPER=01-Gary Ballard/Model Maker;
(roll over interview)
SUPER=01-Brian Crosier/Roanoke Rails;
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SUPER=330-Passing Shower/And Breezy/48-50/Partly Sunny/Wind W-20/67-69;
SUPER=331-Evening Shower/Then Clearing/50-54/Partly Sunny/And Breezy/43-48;
SUPER=332-Mostly Cloudy/Passing Shower/43-46/Variable Clouds/And Windy/55-59;
SUPER=333-Mostly Cloudy/Showers/44-46/Partly Cloudy/Windy/58-60 ;
SUPER=334-Clouds And/Showers/40-44/Clouds With/Showers Possible/50-54;
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In tonight's Two Minute Ticker-- move over Riverdawgs, the area's soccer
team is now the Roanoke Wrath.
Those moles you've got may be warning of a higher risk for a deadly skin
The National Cancer Institute now says certain types of moles are a better
forecaster of malignant melanoma than lifetime sun exposure.
Good Evening, I'm Steve Smallshaw--
Virginia's students aren't the only ones being asked to measure up to new,
higher standards of education this fall.
The teachers charged with delivering the state's new Standards of Learning
also are feeling some pressure.
Some say the new standards could be too much, too fast for certain students
and there are bound to be kids who simply cannot grasp the basics right away.
The teachers don't want their job performance to hinge solely on whether a
student passes or fails a state learning test.
IN Q=I don't have
((BONNYE NEWTON/MATH TEACHER: I DON'T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH IT BEING PUBLISHED,
BUT I DON'T WANT IT TO BE JUST BECAUSE A CHILD DOESN'T PASS A TEST, I DON'T
BELIEVE THAT THEY CAN LOOK STRAIGHT AT ME AND SAY `THAT'S BECAUSE YOU ARE AN
INADEQUATE TEACHER'. THAT IS NOT NECESSARILY THE TRUTH.))
SUPER=01-Bonnye Newton/Math Teacher; :00
OUT Q=necessarily the truth.
Administrators say SOL test results WILL play a part in teacher evaluations,
but they WON'T be the only measure of success.
Right now everyone's waiting to see exactly what the new standards will
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We'll talk more about that in part three of our series "Raising The Bar", on
News7 at Six.
THanks Steve, we'll check it out.
There's a salmonella epidemic in the nation's egg supply-- it apparently
started sometime in the last 20 years.
SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :
That was the warning today from the Center for Science in the Public
The watchdog group says eggs have become the leading cause of food
IN Q=You have to
((CAROLINE SMITH-DEWALL/CENTER FOR SCIENCE IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST:
YOU HAVE TO COOK THE EGGS UNTIL THE YOLKS ARE FIRM. WE DON'T MEAN ROCK HARD, WE
JUST MEAN FIRM. COOKING THEM TILL THEY'RE FIRM WILL HELP ELIMINATE THE BACTERIA
IN THE EGG. THOROUGHLY COOK EGG DISHES SUCH AS FRENCH TOAST AND OMELETS. ))
SUPER=01-Caroline Smith-DeWaal/Center for Science in the Public Int.; :
OUT Q=and omelets.
Also, don't let your children lick cookie or cake batter that contains raw
eggs, and keep your eggs refrigerated.
Elderly patients should stand their ground as health care changes around
That word from Dr. Kellogg Hunt, who gave advice at a League of Older
Americans seminar today. Hunt says patients must question their doctors about
unclear operations or referrals.
Jeannie Greene says a doctor told her father to leave the hospital two days
after his heart attack.
IN Q=smart alecky like
((JEANNIE GREENE: SMART ALECKY LIKE HE SAID WELL, THIS IS A HOSPITAL, THIS IS
NOT A MOTEL OR A HOTEL, IT'S TIME TO GO HOME. SO HE SENT HIM HOME. WELL, MY
FATHER HAD A HEART ATTACK AGAIN FOUR HOURS LATER.
MARTHA ANDERSON/GERIATRIC ASSESSMENT NURSE: THE TRICK IS TO BE YOUR OWN
ADVOCATE. YOU CAN BE PERFECTLY POLITE BUT DON'T BE SHY. YOU NEED TO SPEAK UP
AND EXPRESS YOUR CONCERNS AND WAIT UNTIL YOU GET SOME ANSWERS FOR THOSE. NO
ONE'S GOING TO KICK YOU OUT. YOU'VE GOT TO ASK THE QUESTIONS))
SUPER=07-Jeannie Greene; :00
SUPER=01-Martha Anderson/Geriatric Assessment Clinic; :17
Dr. Hunt also says avoiding tobacco, excess alcohol and a fatty diet will
help patients steer clear of many medical problems.
Doctors say they now have a better way to predict who's at risk for
melanoma-- the most deadly form of skin cancer.
A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds that the
number of abnormal moles on the skin can help predict a person's risk of
getting the disease.
The study found that ten or more abnormal moles were associated with a
12-fold increase in the chance of getting melanoma.
IN Q=Any mole
((DR. JOHN KAUFMAN/ROANOKE DERMATOLOGIST: ANY MOLE THAT DOESN'T
CORRESPONDINGLY, SYMETRICALLY LOOK THE SAME ALL THE WAY AROUND.IF YOU TOOK A
MOLE THE WAY YOU WOULD A PIECE OF NOTEBOOK PAPER IF YOU TEAR THE PIECE OF PAPER
OUT AND FOLD IT OVER. IF BOTH SIDES OF THE PAPER OR THE MOLE AREN'T
CORRESPONDIBLY PATTERNED AND SYMETTRICAL THEN THAT'S A CONCERN. AND WE HAVE
MANY MANY PEOPLE AS YOU CAN IMAGINE IN MY PRACTICE THAT BRING ME 50-100 MOLES
ON THEIR BODY AND I USE THAT YARDSTICK. SO IT'S NOT JUST SIZE AND COLOR IT'S
THE PATTERN, UNPATTERNED THAT REALLY GIVES IT AWAY. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. John Kaufman/Roanoke Dermatologist; :
OUT Q=gives it away.
Currently doctors also estimate risk by lifetime sun exposure.
Each year, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome claims the lives of about
Testing begins this week on a new theory, that Breathe Right Nasal Strips
may help prevent SIDS.
Athletes have worn them for years, to help increase their ability to
IN Q=To the extent
((DR. MARTIN SCHARF/SLEEP DISORDERS SPECIALIST: TO THE EXTENT THAT THE AIRWAY
IS INVOLVED AND TO THE EXTENT THAT SOME OF THESE FACTORS INVOLVE INCREASE
DIFFICULTY BREATHING WHICH CAN CAUSE OXYGEN DROPS, WE THINK ANYTHING THAT WILL
KEEP THE NASAL AIRWAY SHOULD MAKE A DIFFERENCE. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Martin Scharf/Sleep Disorders Specialist; :
OUT Q=make a difference.
Tests involve a modified version of the strips, and babies with an increased
risk of SIDS-- who are already hooked to heart monitors when they sleep.
If the monitors sound less frequently, researchers say it could be an
She played a major role in her husband's unsuccessful bid for the White
House--and now Elizabeth Dole is back on the job as American Red Cross
The local chapter of that agency says Elizabeth Dole will visit Roanoke next
She will speak at the chapter's annual meeting at the Hotel Roanoke on June
Time now for sports-- Soccer has quite a following in Southwest Virginia...
Here's Mike Stevens to tell us about the latest team in Roanoke.
GRAPHIC=Two Minute Ticker
Good afternoon everyone; welcome to your Wednesday ticker. Lets start with
a very important news conference at the Downtown Patrick Henry Hotel.
The Roanoke Wrath officially replaced the Riverdawgs as the valley's
premier soccer team today. Roanoke Pro Soccer incorporated represents the new
ownership. Steve Mason has more on the team, which will compete in the Premier
Development Soccer League.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=01-Steve Holt/Roanoke Wrath President; :17
SUPER=01-Grayson Prilliman/Wrath Player-Coach; :43
OUT Q=...mike in the studio"
The Chicago Bulls wrapped up their eastern conference semi-final series with
the Hawks last night, but reports out of the windy city today say they are
about to lose their head coach.
Phil Jackson is the top choice of the Orlando Magic to coach the team next
And the Magic are willing to give Jackson a six year contract worth $30
million dollars to head south.
His current contract with the Bulls expires at the end of this season.
Also, the a report in Salt Lake City says that Utah Jazz forward Karl Malone
will be named the league's Most Valuable Player this Sunday.
115 members of the media vote on this award, and the article says malone
edged Michael Jordan for the honor.
The Knicks and Heat continue the playoffs tonight.
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And Jean will continue with News 7 at five right after this.
Take care folks.
take a break
You've heard of a kid in a candy store- How about a kid in a toy store- for
a free shopping spree?
((ON YOUR MARK GET SET GO!!!))
OUT Q=get set Go!
SUPER=03-Santa Monica, CA;
And away he went-- Seven-year- old David Miller took off to get all he
could in five minutes.
The cart is a little big for this little tike to maneuver- but he managed to
toss some toys in the cart and not on the floor.
Miller won the Toys-R-Us spree on the television show Nickelodeon.
((DAVID MILLER: IT WENT FASTER THAN I THOUGHT. REPORTER: FASTER THAN YOU
THOUGHT? REPORTER: DID YOU GET EVERYTHING YOU NEED? MILLER: MOST OF IT.))
SUPER=01-David Miller/Shopping Spree Winner;
OUT Q=most of it.
Miller took took home about one thousand dollars worth of toys.
That's it for NEWS-7 at FIVE-- for more news later tonight--
Join Connie Stevens for our local primetime newscast, NEWS-7 Primetime--
tonight at 10 on WEFC.
See you later, Goodnight