Today on News 7 at 5, three people are arrested in connection with yesterday's murder in Danville. We'll have an update,
and for just the second time in its history the city of Lynchburg appoints a black mayor.
Once again, rather heavy rains move into portions of the viewing area with flash flood watches and warning still in effect. Details just ahead.
On Health Check, a new study says women should avoid fertility drugs,
also it's a good knight for Scotland. We'll see what Sean Connery has to do with it.
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Gasoline prices are slowing inching downward again.
But it may get worse.
Drew Levinson has talked to experts in the field who' re predicting winter heating costs will be significantly higher this year.
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After weeks of outrage from drivers over the skyrocketing gasoline
prices-the cost at the pump is visibly lower today.
In the Midwest where the asking price for a gallon of gasoline WAS well
over two dollars for regular-its now in the dollar-80, dollar-90 range
and slowly falling.
(SOT RUSSELL HOING/MOTORIST )
I THINK THEY OVERDO IT WHEN THEY RAISE THESE PRICES AND THEN COMING
DOWN, IT ALWAYS TAKES LONGER TO COME DOWN THAN IT SHOULD HAVE.
OPEC blamed the high price tag on limited supply. Some refiners
pointed the finger at the increased cost of producing cleaner fuel.
(SOT mike reo/motorist )
I JUST THINK THEY TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THE GOOD ECONOMY AT THIS TIME AND
THEY FIGURED IT WAS THE RIGHT TIME TO DO THAT.
While gasoline prices this summer have made consumers hot under the
theyre bound to get a chill when they open up their heating oil and
natural gas bills this winter.
(SOT JOHN FELMY/AMERICAN PETROLEUM INSTITUTE )
IT MAY BE AN UNPLEASANT SURPRISE BECAUSE WHOLESALE PRICES FOR FUEL OIL
ARE UP ABOUT 75 PERCENT OVER THE PAST YEAR.
John Felmy says the problem wouldnt be as severe if more petroleum
used for heating were produced in the United States.
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BECAUSE WE IMPORT 55 PERCENT OF OUR PETROLEUM NEEDS FROM ABROAD, WE
ARE BASICALLY HELD HOSTAGE TO WORLD SUPPLY AND DEMAND CONDITIONS, SO
WHATEVER THE WORLD PRICE IS WE HAVE TO PAY IT.
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THE HIGH GASOLINE PRICES THIS SUMMER HAVE LED TO FEDERAL INQUIRIES AND
CONGRESSIONAL HEARINGS-WE COULD SEE THE SAME THIS WINTER OVER THE COST
OF HOME HEATING OIL AND NATURAL GAS.
DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, DETROIT.
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President Clinton has called another Mid-East summit for next week.
The goal is to work out a framework for a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians.
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((THE NEGOTIATORS HAVE REACHED AN IMPASSE. MOVEMENT NOW DEPENDS ON HISTORIC DECISION THAT ONLY THE TWO LEADERS CAN MAKE. I WILL BE THERE WITH THEM. AND A INTEND TO DO ALL I CAN TO HELP THEM IN THIS ENDEAVOR.))
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Israel and the Palestinians are said to be far apart on major issues -- including the question of an Israeli pullout from territory it has occupied since 1967.
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak (EH'-hud bah-RAHK') and P-L-O leader Yassir Arafat will meet at Camp David- -the site of a historic Middle East peace agreement during the Carter Administration.
President Clinton says there are ''no easy answers and certainly no painless ones.'' And he says there's ''clearly no guarantee of success.''
Three people have been arrested and charged with murder in the stabbing death of 26 year old Early Wayne Watlington of Danville.
25 year old Quincy Edward Glenn, 24 year old Kwan Mondell Wakefield and a 16 year old teenager are all charged with murder.
Danville authorities found the victim dead inside his Highland Heights apartment yesterday with several knife wounds.
There's no word yet on a possible motive for the murder.
For only the second time in its history, Lynchburg city council has selected a black man to be mayor.
Reverend Carl Hutcherson Junior was the unanimous choice of the seven- member panel during its organizational meeting this morning.
Hutcherson had spent the past two years as vice- mayor and replaces the retiring Pete Warren in the post that is largely ceremonial.
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((CARL HUTCHERSON/NEW LYNCHBURG MAYOR: UNDER THE COUNCIL- MANAGER FORM OF GOVERNMENT, THE MAYOR IS A WEAK MAYOR, CONSIDERED TO BE A WEAK MAYOR, BUT THERE ARE SOME THINGS WE WANT TO DO AND SOME VISIONS WE WANT TO CONTINUE TO CARRY OUT AND I THINK WE'RE GOING TO DO THAT AND I LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH COUNCIL AND I'M CERTAIN THAT COUNCIL'S GOING TO WORK WITH ME AS WELL.))
((STEWART HOBBS/NEW LYNCHBURG VICE- MAYOR: THIS IS A SEVEN- MAN TEAM AND IT WORKS WELL, IT'S WORKED WELL FOR THE PAST TWO YEARS AND I JUST THINK IT'S GOTTEN STRONGER AND NOT JUST ME BEING THE VICE- MAYOR BUT CARL BEING THE MAYOR, I'M VERY EXCITED ABOUT.))
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Today also marked the first official meeting for new councilmen Joe Seiffert and Julian Adams.
The issue of school prayer has sparked a nationwide debate, but a state- mandated moment of silence has arrived in local classrooms with quiet compliance.
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((WE WILL NOW OBSERVE A MOMENT OF SILENCE.))
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As Summer School principal Donna Henderson ended the morning announcements, students at William Byrd High School paused before getting on with the day's lessons.
Students we spoke with say they're comfortable with the practice.
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((SOME PEOPLE DON'T APPRECIATE OR AGREE WITH HAVING RELIGION IN SCHOOLS OR WHATEVER. AND IF YOU HAVE A MOMENT OF SILENCE ANYBODY CAN DO WHATEVER THEY WANT TO DO. THEY CAN PRAY OR THEY CAN JUST SIT THERE OR THEY CAN MEDITATE OR JUST DO WHAT THEY WANT TO DO.))
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The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit, challenging the Constitutionality of the new law.
But state officials are hopeful that the moment of silence will survive any legal challenges.
Still to come on the newscast, we'll tell you why some state police officers have writer's cramp after this weekend.
And a Roanoke home builder could face charges if he doesn't make repairs to one of his projects soon.
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The city of Roanoke is threatening to take a home builder to court, and it wouldn't be the first time he's faced such an action.
Phillip Bane built a house on Autumn Lane near Salem and plans to build ten more like it.
This home is new, but the siding's not attached, the return air grill was not properly sealed, and the foundation's cracked.
City inspectors say they may take Bane to court, if he doesn't fix the problems this month.
He's been charged with building- related misdemeanors before and has had to stop construction temporarily.
New River Valley officials say they're one step closer to building a Commerce Park in Dublin.
This one-thousand-acre tract of land is set to house a high-tech industrial park jointly owned by 12 area counties and cities.
Today, those officials got a four million dollar loan from the federal government and one-million dollars from the state to get the project off the ground.
The money will help purchase and develop the land.
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((RICK BOUCHER/(D) 9TH DISTRICT: OVER THE YEARS, THERE HAVE BEEN OVERTURES BY COMPANIES THAT ULTIMATELY SETTLED OUT OF STATE OR ELSEWHERE IN VIRGINIA TO BUILD LARGE, TECHNOLOGY-BASED ENTERPRISES. NOW, WE CAN ACCOMMODATE THE NEEDS OF THOSE COMPANIES HERE.))
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They're still about one-million dollars short of the 6-million dollars needed to start building the Commerce Park.
Virginia State police wore out their ink pens over the long holiday weekend.
Troopers wrote 705- speeding tickets along Interstate 81 in Botetourt, Montgomery, Rockbridge and Roanoke Counties... from Saturday to Tuesday.
But only a handful were the result of aerial enforcement.
In the same four- county area-- they also wrote an additional 128 tickets for reckless driving.
They issued more than 20- tickets for driving under the influence.
Statewide-- five people were killed over the July fourth weekend.
A man at last night's Texas Rangers and Oakland A's game won't easily forget proposing to his girlfriend
...no matter how hard he tries. It seems the man had arranged to capture the event on the stadium's Jumbotron.
But once he got down on one knee to pop the question, his girlfriend didn't appreciate the gesture.
Her answer must have been "NO." She tossed not one but two drinks in his face before she ran off. At least she was laughing when he caught up with her.
Coming up next on the newscast, we'll visit with the Showtimers as they explain what exactly "Into the Woods, JUNIOR" is all about.
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If you want to see a Broadway production. but don't want to make the trip to New York, how about a junior version?
Showtimers in Roanoke County is putting on a different version of Stephen Sondheim's musical "Into the Woods." We sent Kate Weidaw to check it out.
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Still to come in Medical News, a new study says women should NOT use fertility drugs. We'll tell you why,
also we'll hear from a family that is finding relief in a small device that helps them keep track of their loved one.
A new study suggests that women having problems getting pregnant should no longer take fertility drugs because they often lead to mulitiple births of unhealthy babies. Lee Cowan has the story.
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((The famed McCaughey septuplets were tiny reminders of what fertility
drugs can do.
But while they may help a couple have a family -- they may also
give them more than they bargained for.
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"Nationwide, there's an epidemic of multiple births."
Especially among older mothers ages 35-39. Since 1980 the percentage
of multiple births is up more than 800 percent.
Doctors blame fertility drugs -- hormone therapy that has become
increasingly popular in the last ten years.
Now a study in the New England Journal of Medicine says fertility
drugs carry too high a risk -- because doctors have no way of
controlling the outcome.
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'It's luck, or bad luck, and we'd rather have control over that process."
And the only way to do that is with IN VITRO fertilization -- where
the number of fertilized eggs is known up front.
It's not the most popular procedure, but for some, it's the one
that guarantees the least mistakes.
(SOT/PASCALE KARRAS, 7 MONTHS PREGNANT 00:14:43)
"I didn't want to have a litter of children, I really wanted one child,
especially ya know, it's my first preganancy, and that's scary enough."
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"In vitro fertilization does cost more, about five thousand dollars more
in most cases. But is also has a greater success rate."
45% for in vitro, compared to only 15 percent for fertility drugs.
But this couple decided to take their chances and stay with the hormone
(SOT/ONA SAPINSKY, 5 MONTHS PREGNANT 00:9:35)
"I just thought it was a simple, easier way of doing it and I just
crossed my fingers that it would work."
It did. She's 5 months along with only one child. Doctors say she's
lucky, in more than one ways than one. Lee Cowan, CBS News, New York.))
"Project Lifesaver" is helping families keep track of their loved ones with memory problems.
The Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Department recently introduced a transmitting device for Alzheimer's patients and people with massive memory loss.
David Fitzgerald is one of the first people to receive this device in the county. He suffered severe brain damage in a bicycle accident 14 years ago. He wonders away from his home a lot. The device gives his family some peace of mind.
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((MARIE FITZGERALD/SON SUFFERS MEMORY LOSS: IF HE GETS LOST THEY CAN TRACK HIM WITH THIS DEVICE SEE BEFORE HE JUST LIKES TO GO THROUGH THE WOODS AND YOU NEVER KNOW WHICH DIRECTION TO LOOK FOR HIM.))
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The signal can be traced upto 20 miles away from a helicopter or about one mile from the ground.
There are 10 active devices being used in the county. Pittsylvania County hopes to expand the program.
Each device costs about 275 dollars.
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Good afternoon and welcome to your midweek two minute ticker.
We'll start Wednesday's edition on the grass courts, where Pete Sampras won his 26th consecutive match at Wimbledon.
Sampras battled past fellow American Jan-Michael Gambill in today's quarterfinals.
He'll play Vadimir Voltchkov who toppled Byron Black.
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Second seeded Andre Agassi earned a spot in the semis by downing Mark Philippoussis.
Agassi's next opponent will be serve and volley specialist 12th seed Patrick Rafter who blew past unseeded Alexander Popp.
The Virginia Tech licensing department made a killing last year as all types of businesses jumped on the Hokie bandwagon during football season.
Now with the help of the Wood Brothers, the licensing department is hoping to spread the work about Tech through NASCAR.
On September 9th, when the Winston Cup warriors return to Richmond for the Chevy Monte Carlo 400, the Wood Brothers Citgo Ford will be covered in Hokie logos.
Frank Beamer had this to say about the recruitment of Wood Brothers' driver Elliott Sadler.
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The Hokie car will be unveiled next Tuesday at the University Bookstore. Fans are invited to come see the car and meet Sadler and the Wood Brothers.
Coming up on News 7 at six , we'll see how technology is changing the face of sports trading cards.
Take care everybody.
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Sean Connery gained a little more of a name today and it's not James Bond. The Scottish actor became Sir Sean as he was made the latest Knight of the British realm.
Kimberly Dozier reports.
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((Narr: On her majesty's service..for real this time...Sir Sean Connery
was officially knighted, at Hollyroodhouse Palace in Scotland.
Queen Elizabeth honored the sixty-nine-year-old actor's four decades in
the movie business...including arguably his GREATEST role: the original
There's a saying in England: where there is smoke, there's fire."
Narr: The Scotsman's James Bond certainly never failed to heat up the
screen...a romantic rogue, always forgiven by the women who loved him.
Darling Moneypenny, you know I never look at another woman.
"oh really James"
Narr: And it was easy to see why.
SOT: Lois Maxwell,/Actress/Miss Moneypenny
He was big and handsome and dangerous and defiant and moody, and just
Narr: The roguish spy...has turned rebel and politician of
late..CHAMPIONING the drive for SCOTTISH independence, from the British
government and it's Queen. But he says that's NO reason to say NO to a
lady, especially when she's Queen Elizabeth.
Well I think it's a great honor for Scotland as well.
Narr: and as far as her majesty is concerned, it seems all is forgiven.
Kimberly Dozier, CBS News, London.
While he was only one of seven actors to play the character, Sean Connery will arguably be remembered as the Best of the Double-Oh-7's.
If you can only remember five Bonds, you need to check out our website of the day.
Absolutely Bond has the complete history and more of Ian Fleming's detective.
You'll also find the latest news filtering out of Pinewood Studios about the next film rumored to be titled "Beyond the Ice."
You can also find a recipe for Bond's favorite martini...just remember, it's shaken, not stirred."
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