News 7 at Five is coming up with-
a live update from Texas where children are being held hostage.
What you need to know if you're making a return without a receipt.
And Comedian Chris Farley has died in Chicago.
Sunshine will continue unabated through tomorrow-- But Some changes are on
the way for the weekend.
Tonight on Health Check-- the F-D-A warns parents about laser pointers.
Plus the agency is making sure there's nothing fishy about foreign seafood.
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((WE HAVE ANOTHER HOSTAGE THAT HAS BEEN RELEASED.))
OUT Q=has been released.
But at least two children are still being held.
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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
The gunman is holding the children inside a daycare center in Suburban
Police say they're negotiating with the man and are making progess.
But police say the gunman was spooked when he saw live television pictures
of authorities moving outside the building this morning.
Jonathan Freed is covering the story with a live update from Plano, Texas.
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IN Q=nat sound
SUPER=01-James Lipscomb/Suspect's Brother;
SUPER=01-Joan Shaw/Suspect's Sister-in-Law;
((You could almost feel this child's mother holding her breathas her little
girl was whisked to safety by policeand finally placed in her arms. She had
been waiting all night.
The armed standoff began Wednesday afternoonwhen police say that James
Lipscomb, Jr. showed up with a gun at the Rigsby Child Development Center. He
had allegedly just tried to rob someone outside a local bank in this Dallas
suburb. Police cordoned off the area quickly and started negotiations.
At one point, some 60 children and adults were being held captive. But by
this afternoon, most were releasedexcept for two children, who relatives say
are Lipscomb's own child and step-child.
The suspects brother claimed he was frustrated that police wouldn't let him
JAMES LIPSCOMB/SUSPECT'S BROTHER:
Negotiations broke down during the day, when the suspect apparently didn't
like the police presence he was seeing on live television.
When talks resumed, police said Lipscomb was not as friendly.
His sister-in-law is also worried.
JOAN SHAW/SUSPECT'S SISTER-IN-LAW: ))
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The Virginia Tech student charged with arson and perjury is free on
30-thousand dollars bond.
21-year old Chad Justin (knee-me) Niemi was released from jail this
He was arrested Tuesday morning after the Kappa Alpha house near the
Blacksburg campus was gutted by fire.
Niemi's bond was originally set at 15-thousand dollars but was later revoked
because he allegedly lied to a magistrate.
Prosecutors say Niemi failed to mention prior convictions for drunk in
public and possession of marijuana.
Conditions for Niemi's bond include abstaining from alcohol, checking in
with Blacksburg police daily and staying in Virginia.
As we reported yesterday-- Trigon Blue Cross Blue Shield dropped three
Columbia HCA-Healthcare hospitals in Southwestern Virginia from one of it's
Today in a fax, Columbia commented on the move...
Saying its surprised and dismayed that Virginia's largest health care provider
entered into an exclusive agreement with Carilion Health System for Keycare,
Trigon's PREFERRED PROVIDER organization.
Columbia says it had been operating under good faith negotiations with Trigon
Columbia says it will continue to meet all Trigon P-P-O members' health care
needs at Lewis-Gale, Montgomery Regional and Pulaski Community hospitals.
American troops will stay in Bosnia longer than expected.
President Clinton says the Americans wil stay PAST June when they were
scheduled to leave.
He says their peacekeeping work is not done yet.
((I HOPE THE FOLLOW ON FORCE WILL BE SMALLER BUT I WILL INSIST IT BE SUFFICINET
IN NUMBERS AND EQUIPMENT TO ACHIEVE ITS MISSION AND TO PROTECT ITSELF IN
OUT Q=ITSELF IN SAFETY."
President Clinton says Bosnia has made progress but still needs guidance
toward a lasting peace.
Republican Senator John Warner agreeswith Clinton.
Warner -- who's awaiting Strom Thurmond's retirement to take over the Senate
Armed Services Committee -- just returned from Bosnia.
For one American Peace-Keeper, Christmas came early.
First, Sergent Frank Davilla's (DA-villa) commanding officer arranged a two
week leave, earlier than scheduled.
That gave the National Guard officer a chance to marry his girlfriend of
Frank and Tracey got married this morning.
IN Q=WE DON'T WANT
((SGT. FRANK DAVILLA/1ST BATALLION 115TH INFANTRY: WE DON'T WANT TO DO FRIDAY
OR SATURDAY BECAUSE THAT'S TO CLOSE TO THE END OF MY STAY. I REALLY WANT TO
RELAX BEFORE I GO TWO OR THREE DAYS ON A PLANE BACK TO BOSNIA.))
((TRACEY DAVILLA/NEWLYWED: WE'VE BEEN TALKING ALONG TIME ABOUT GOING TO DISNEY
WORLD AND GOING FROM FLORIDA TO PUERTO RICO TO VISIT HIS MOTHER.))
SUPER=01-Sgt. Frank Davilla/1st Batallion 115th Infantry; :00
SUPER=07-Tracey Davilla; :13
OUT Q=VISIT HIS MOTHER
Sergent Davilla returns to Bosnia Monday.
He's expected to return to his familiy in Roanoke, in May.
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They've found 36 more containers of goop- stuff like paint, tar and
solvents- -on city property.
The search this week turned up seven barrels... as the department of
Environmental Quality investigates.
The containers- 43 in all -were found near the city's Public Works Service
Center... where city vehicles are serviced.
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IN Q=There are
((THERE ARE CONSIDERABLE REGULATIONS- -BOTH FEDERAL AND STATE. IT'S A HEAVILY-
REGULATED AREA. THERE ARE POTENTIAL CIVIL AND CRIMINAL PENALTIES. AND FOR THAT
REASON THE CITY ATTORNEY IS VERY MUCH CONCERNED WITH THIS ISSUE. ))
SUPER=01-Wil Dibling/Roanoke City Attorney
OUT Q=with this issue.
The city bought the land in 1974, and Dibling says it's possible the
containers were there then... though he has no way of knowing.
Scientists have not actually identified the contents.
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The Governor continues his spending spree-- this time education profits.
And a little later on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- a holiday gift suggestion: how about
the ability to see in the dark?
Tonight on Health check--
A jury rules in the trial of a woman who blames Yale University's Medical
School for her contracting AIDS.
Also coming up Roy tells us what one big-named Virginia football standout is
planning to do next year.
Will he stay in school or go pro-- stick around.
Today, Virginia teachers got promised their share of the goodies Governor
George Allen's been spreading around the state.
Allen has proposed state money for two-and a quarter percent raises for
teachers in January 1999 and January 2000-- which local school boards could
boost even more.
IN Q=We very
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: WE VERY MUCH APPRECIATE THE GREAT WORK THAT TEACHERS DO
DAY IN AND DAY OUT.))
OUT Q=day out.
The Governor's promised a downpayment on phasing out the car tax -- but made
it clear today he'd only give Jim Gilmore a running start on keeping his other
signature campaign promise.
IN Q=I don't
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: I DON'T THINK ANYONE LOGICALLY BELIEVES THAT YOU CAN PUT
IN FOUR THOUSAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS IN THIS BUDGET.))
OUT Q=this budget.
Allen says tune in tomorrow for exactly how many new teachers he's
proposing, when he finally unveils his final two year budget.
If you're looking for a gift idea for that outdoorsman or hunter in your
I-T-T Night Vision says it has the perfect item.
The Roanoke company is selling a limited number of Night Finders.
They're small, hand-held viewers that let you see in the dark.
It's the same technology police and the military have used for years.
Now I-T-T is offering the high tech equipment to those who enjoy outdoor
activities -- or even people who want to check around their homes for prowlers.
IN Q=we definitely
((DAN TURCIC/ITT NIGHT VISION: WE DEFINITELY FEEL THAT WE'RE ABLE TO SUPPLY
THAT SENSE OF SECURITY FOR SOMEBODY WALKING ALONE. OR FOR A BOATER, SAY,
COMING INTO PORT, NOT BEING ABLE TO SEE QUITE EVERYTHING. OUR UNITS ARE ABLE TO
SPOT OUT THE LIGHTS THAT MAY NOT BE EASILY SEEN BY THE HUMAN EYE. ))
SUPER=01-Dan Turcic/ITT Night Vision;
OUT Q=human eye
The Night Finders are on sale at the Science Museum of Western Virginia in
But technology does come at a price.
A 10-ounce Night Finder costs 595-dollars.
Whether you've finished your holiday shopping, it is pretty safe bet, one of
the gifts is the wrong color, size, make or model.
But, most people won't have a receipt for their gifts.
double boxes Jean/Stacey
Stacey Martin is at Valley View Mall with more on how stores are trying to
make the return process easier.
Jean, most major retailers relax their restrictions after Christmas because
they know many shoppers will be returning without a receipt.
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((TOM TYREE/BELK STORE MGR.: IT GENERALLY IS A BUSY EXCHANGE PERIOD BETWEEN
CHRISTMAS DAY AND NEW YEAR'S SO WE GIVE STRAGGLERS ALL THE WAY UP TO
SUPER=01-Tom Tyree/Valley Belk Mgr.
OUT Q=up to February
***STACEY ON CART***
In the frenzy of last minute gift buying, many of us will forget that it's
important to save receipts.
But, major retailers know this and usually relax restrictions to make
returning an item, or getting a refund or exchange easier.
Belk says it accepts refunds and exchanges on a case-by-case basis.
Other stores including as J.C. Penney ask for identification.
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IN Q=We do require
((MARY CATHERINE ROONEY/J.C. PENNEY STORE MGR.: WE DO REQUIRE A PICTURE ID,
DRIVER'S LICENSE OR STATE-ISSUED ID CARD. WE DO REQUIRE THAT INORDER TO DO THE
SUPER=01-Mary Catherine Rooney/JC Penney Mgr.
OUT Q=to do the refund.
Rooney says if you paid by check or cash, the store will give you cash back
or credit your accountdouble boxes Jean/Stacey
if you used your credit card--as most stores will--but JC Penney's won't give
you store credit.
He was best known for his roles on Saturday Night Live-- next on NEWS 7 at
FIVE more on the death of actor Chris Farley.
Plus kudos to some of the Hill City's firefighters for a job well done all
year long, but especially last month.
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Comedian Chris Farley has been found dead in Chicago.
Farley died this afternoon at an apartment in downtown Chicago where he
apparently was staying.
He was a cast member on Saturday Night Live- for four seasons.
Farley also starred in several movies including Tommy Boy, Black Sheep and
Beverly Hills Ninja.
He also made appearances on the Late Show With David Letterman.
No word on the cause of Farley's death. Chris Farley was 33-years old.
Firefighters will tell you it's all part of the job, but saving lives can
sometimes be a thankless task.
That was not the case in Lynchburg today, where the crews who worked two
separate fires in the last month were honored with plaques and awards.
They included Robert Ore, who saved a three-year old girl from her burning
apartment last weekend.
Ore says he couldn't have done it without help from his fellow firefighters.
IN Q=That's a big
((ROBERT ORE/LYNCHBURG FIREFIGHTER: THAT'S A BIG PART OF IT. I HAD CONFIDENCE
IN MY CREW BEHIND ME, IT PLAYED A BIG PART IN IT KNOWING THAT THEY WERE BEHIND
ME TO HELP ME OUT IF I GOT IN TROUBLE AND TO KEEP THE FLAMES OFF OF ME.))
SUPER=01-Robert Ore/Lynchburg Firefighter; :00
OUT Q=off of me.
SUPER=04-November 4; :00
Also honored were the firefighters who saved three people from their burning
home on OTEY Street the night of November 4th.
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SUPER=331-Mostly/Clear/34-38/Mostly Sunny/& Warm/62-65;
health music under
For 65 years, they've been KICKING and grinning...
We'll fill you in when NEWS-7 at FIVE returns...
In tonight's health check report--
The government says some fish could be making you sick.
but there are precautions to avoid contamination--
The F-D-A has guidelines to help protect yourself from rotten fish and
Good afternoon, I'm Keith Humphry.
First impressions are good at one charter school just across the border in
SOT tape two 23:45
IN Q=And I walked
((HARRIET MIMS/NEW PARENT: AND I WALKED IN. THE KIDS WEREN'T RUNNING AND
SCREAMING OUTSIDE. THEY WEREN'T FIGHTING... THEY STARTED TODAY.))
SUPER=01-Harriett Mims/New Parent;
OUT Q=started today.
But tonight at SIX, we'll hear advice from North Carolina educators to
Virginia lawmakers considering the option.
It's the second part of our look at charter schools...
Double Boxes=Jean and Keith/Newsroom
And it's coming up at the top of the hour Jean, on NEWS 7 at SIX.
More questions answered on the mysterious Charter Schools-- in about
40-minutes, thanks Keith.
The Food and Drug Administration estimates more than 100-thousand people
get sick every year from eating bad fish.
Fish is very suseptible to viruses, bacteria and toxins in the environment
if not used immediately..
Fifty-percent of all seafood consumed in the United States is imported.
And now, for the first time, the FDA is putting its hooks into foreign
fish plants' safety standard.
The FDA warns that contamination can occur at any point.
IN Q=I believe
((DR. MICHAEL FRIEDMAN/ACTING FDA COMMISSIONER: I BELIEVE THAT SEAFOOD WHEN IT
IS PROPERLY CAUGHT STORED AND EXPORTED PREPARED AND CONSUMED WHEN ALL THOSE
STEPS TAKE PLACE THE SEAFOOD IS SAFE. BUT IF ANY ONE OF THE STEPS BREAKS DOWN
THEN THE CHANCE OF HAVING ILL CONSUMERS OCCURS. ))
OUT Q=ILL CONSUMERS OCCURS
Here's what you can do to protect yourself...buy seafood that's properly
Look for fish with clear, bright eyes, the scales should be shiny and cling
to the skin.
Fish should only have a slight smell, and not a "fishy" odor.
Refrigerate fish immediately, and use it within three days.
GRAPHIC=food and drug admin.
The FDA is also urging parents not to let their children play with laser
Children are apparently using the laser pointers as "Star Wars" light sabers.
The devices were designed to be used by teachers to highlight objects.
The F-D-A says when the laser is pointed directly at the eye, it can be more
damaging than staring straight at the sun.
It's concerned that parents may be tempted to buy a pointer as a gift, now
that prices have come down.
A former Yale University medical student has won a 12-point two million
dollar lawsuit against the Ivy League school.
SUPER=03-New Haven, CT;
Doctor Jane Doe contracted the AIDS virus when she was an intern because of
what she calls improper training.
Just three days into her training, she pricked herself with a needle she had
just used to treat a patient who had AIDS.
She claims she was forced to do a procedure she wasn't properly trained to
IN Q=And when
((JANE DOE:AND WHEN I GOT THE NEWS ON NOVEMBER 15, 1988, MY LIFE TRULY CHANGES
AND IT'S BEEN A STRUGGLE EVERY DAY))
((WILLIAM DOYLE/YALE UNIV. ATTORNEY:THE CONSEQUENCES TO DOCTOR DOE, TRAGIC
CONSEQUENCES PRESENTS A VERY SYMPATHETIC PICTURE AND I'M AFRAID THAT THAT
SYMPATHY CARRIED THE DAY.))
SUPER=01-William Doyle/Yale Univ. Attorney; :08
OUT Q=the day
Doctor Doe was at the top of her class as a resident when she was infected
with the AIDS virus.
Meantime, a study at Yale shows many young people are NOT concerned about
In fact 87 percent of those questioned think they can't get the disease.
When white youths were questioned, that number jumped to 98 percent.
The survey was conducted among a national sample of 770 people ages 12 thru
Let's turn to sports-- with a look to the future for UVA's ANthony
Here's Roy with the scoop along with a look at one rookie on the ice.
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Thank You Ladies and a beautiful Thursday for this afternoon's two minute
The Express battles Northeast Division rival Chesapeake Friday night at the
Round House. Fans will get their first look at rookie John Tripp.
The 6'2" 220 pound right winger is in Roanoke for 10 games from AHL
affiliate Saint John.
IN Q="our goal
((FRANK ANZALONE/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Frank Anzalone/Express Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...return to saint john"
The Calgary Flames; Roanoke's NHL affiliate, have high expectations for the
20 year old; who played junior hockey last year.He should help the Express.
((JOHN TRIPP/EXPRESS RIGHT WINGER:))
SUPER=01-John Tripp/Express Right Winger; :00
OUT Q=...help the team"
In the N-H-L, The Philadelphia Flyers have made Eric Lindros the highest
player in the League.
Lindros and the Flyers have agreed to a 2 year 16 million dollar contract
extension with the all Star center.
The deal boosts his salary for this season to 7 point 5 million and adds
another season at 8 point 5 million.
Lindros was scheduled to make 3 point 75 million this season, The last of a
six year deal.
As of now, it appears that U-V-A's Anthony Poindexter will be in college
Head coach George Welsh says he's talked to people about the safety's
draftability if he leaves school early.
Welsh said he was not at liberty to discuss it but he said he expects
Poindexter to return for his senior year.
Welsh says the upcoming draft will be a good one for defensive backs and
that Poindexter's being hurt this season didn't help.
And veteran Harry Carey is returning next summer for a 54-th year of
broadcasting Baseball games. But this time around he will be joined by his
grandson, Chip, who's been calling Seattle Mariner games.
It's been a holiday tradition for 65 years-
The Radio City music Hall Rockettes- are kicking in another season-
But if you think this is precision on stage- you should go backstage.
It takes more than 200 people to coordinate the Christmas Show.
((TEMPLE KANE/FIRST YEAR ROCKETTE: OH THIS IS MY WOOD SOLDIER COSTUME. THIS IS
ACTUALLY A GREAT THING TO DO BECAUSE IT'S BEEN WITH THE ROCKETTES SINCE 1933
AND IT'S KIND OF A NICE THING TO TAKE PART IN THAT.))
SUPER=01-Temple Kane/First Year Rockette;
OUT Q=take part in that.
This season the Rockettes signed a new contract.
And their famous home, Radio City Music hall, was sold in a deal guaranteeing
these high kickers will be a holiday tradition for years to come.