Here's what's up on NEWS 7 at FIVE:
A massive AMTRAK derailment in Arizona believed to be the work of domestic
And a deadly earthquake on the west coast of Mexico.
Such a nice fall day, with more on the way. October is looking good on the
five day forecast.
And on Health Check-- the Nobel Prize winners for Medicine have been
Plus, breast cancer awareness month continues.
We'll hear from a Roanoke recipient of a national award.
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Another instance of domestic terrorism has claimed one life and injured
scores of others.
This time it was an AMTRAK train ...deliberately derailed in Arizona.
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I'm Keith Humphry- -filling in for Jean Jadhon.
Someone tampered with the tracks, and neutralized the alarm system that's
suppose to warn the train crew of damage on the tracks ahead.
A source says investigators found 29 spikes pulled out of a 19-foot section
of track in Hyder, Arizona.
The one person killed in the accident was reportedly an AMTRAK employee.
There were 240 some passengers- -plus a crew of 20- -on the train.
Estimates of the injured range from 65 to 100 people.
Manuel Gallegus has the latest.
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At least 31-people were killed in a powerful earthquake off Mexico's
Pacific Coast today--
The jolt was felt in Dallas and Oklahoma City.
The quake had a preliminary reading of seven-point-five.
At least 80-people are hurt--
Officials say all the deaths and injuries happened in two small towns near
the Pacific Coast.
NATO warplanes attacked Serbian targets in Bosnia today.
NATO says the planes bombed Serb positions around the city of Tuzla- -in
response to two days of Serb shelling.
SUPER=03-Near Sanski Most, Bosnia
The shelling has killed more than a dozen people.
Meanwhile, on the eve of the scheduled cease- fire, fierce fighting
continues, and the truce has apparently been postponed.
Failure to restore utilities to Sarajevo is said to be the cause of the
Getting the power back on in the capital was a key condition of the
A Bosnian official says once gas and electricity are turned on, the truce
Authorities believe medical problems may have led to the behavior of an
Ivanhoe man who threatened to kill himself, his family, AND Wythe County
Sheriff Wayne Pike.
Police say Carlie Pearman (PEER-man) was waving a pistol around at his home
After a two- hour standoff, they used a device that emits a bright light and
piercing sound to distract Pearman so they could take him into custody.
Police say it appears now Pearman was having medical problems related to his
Authorities in Montgomery and Pulaski Counties have a mystery on their
This morning they recovered an overturned canoe and fishing equipment from
the New River at the Peppers Ferry crossing.
They have no way of knowing whether the person at the helm made it to shore
Rescuers searched the riverbanks but did not find a body.
For now they have no plans to resume the search unless someone reports a
missing canoe or a missing person.
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Straight ahead on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- Liberty University prepares for House
Speaker Newt Gingrich-- we'll have a live report.
Plus Senator Sam Nunn says he is retiring in 1996-- he's the eighth Senate
Democrat to step down.
On Health Check-- the Nobel awards for medicine are in-- three biologists--
two are Americans-- will share the honor for their work in understanding birth
Also coming up, The Museum of Theatre History doesn't open until tomorrow--
Patrick will give us some of the first glimpses of this Roanoke museum a
little later on NEWS-7 at FIVE.
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One of the most influential men in Congress has announced he won't run for
Sam Nunn made it official this morning with a statement from the Capitol.
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((SEN. SAM NUNN, D-GA: AFTER A LOT OF THOUGHT AND PRAYER, I HAVE CONCLUDED THAT
MY REWARDING AND FULFILLING CAREER SHOULD END AT THE CONCLUSION OF MY PRESENT
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The departure of the Senate Armed Services Committee makes it that much LESS
likely the Democrats will be able to recapture control of the Senate next year.
Nunn is 57 and has been in Congress nearly a quarter century.
Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is in Lynchburg tonight, to address a
church conference hosted by the Reverend Jerry Falwell.
Falwell's "Superconference '95" for pastors from across the United States
got underway yesterday and runs through Wednesday.
Steve Smallshaw is on the campus of Liberty University tonight.
Steve, what exactly does this SuperConference involve, and how did the House
Speaker get into it?
Keith, for about twenty years now, Jerry Falwell has hosted this conference
for pastors and church workers from across the country.
They spend four days in Lynchburg attending workshops and seminars,
discussing major religious and political issues of the day.
Every year, Reverend Falwell tries to bring in one nationally- known figure
to speak, and Newt Gingrich agreed in June to make the trip to Lynchburg.
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((REV. JERRY FALWELL/LIBERTY UNIVERSITY CHANCELLOR:))
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This is not the first time Gingrich has come to Lynchburg...he also
delivered Liberty's commencement address back in 1991.
It's safe to say more people today probably know who Newt Gingrich is than
they did four years ago. Keith?
Roanoke Police say they arrested three juveniles responsible for shooting
out 78-car windows last week.
Police say the teenagers fired approximately 500 times from a B-B gun and
pellet rifle during the vandal spree.
Vinton Police are also working with Roanoke Authorities on the same
They say a dozen car windows were shot out in Vinton city during the same
In an unrelated incident, Roanoke Police arrested three other juveniles
last month when 25-car windows were smashed out with a baseball bat in the
Southwest part of the city.
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There's more news heading your way: U-V-a talks about losing to North
Carolina as well as its top 10 ranking--
And on Health Check-- the Progress Awards for National Breast Cancer
Carilion Health System has received a national honor, along with a list of
celebrity activists, individuals and employers.
((YOU'VE GIVEN ME THE GREAT GIFT OF BEING ABLE TO SAVE MANY LIVES BY BRINGING
THE MESSAGE OF EARLY DETECTION TO EVERY CORNER OF THIS COUNTRY.))
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Topping Health Check--
Three biologists, including two Americans, are being honored with the Nobel
Edward Lewis of CalTech, Eric Wieschaus (VEE-shous) of Princeton University
and Christiane Nuesslein Volhard of Germany will share the honor and the
million dollar cash award.
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((BJORN VENNSTROM/NOBEL AWARD COMMITTEE: THEY RECEIVE THE PRIZE FOR THEIR
DISCOVERIES CONCERNING THE GENETIC CONTROL OF EARLY EMBRYONIC DEVELOPMENT.))
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The research-- achieved over decades-- has helped scientists begin to
understand problems in early pregnancy, including birth defects and
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month continues.
A Roanoke institution has been recognized in the war on breast cancer.
Carilion Health System has been recognized nationally, for community
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Here with us to talk about breast cancer, and what's being done about it
is Margaret Harvey, the Director of Roanoke Memorial Hospital's Cancer Program.
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First of all, we do have some video of last week's dinner where Carilion
was among the honorees for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The event was hosted by Leslie Stahl of 60 Minutes-- with special awards
going to individuals and employers around the country.
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((LESLIE STAHL/MODERATOR:EARLY DETECTION SAVES NOT ONLY LIVES, BUT IT SAVES
DOLLARS. AN EARLY DETECTED BREAST CANCER COST THE COMPANY AN AVERAGE OF
11-THOUSAND DOLLARS. THAT'S ONE-TENTH THE COST OF A LATE DETECTED BREAST
CANCER. ISN'T IT REFRESHING THAT DOING THE RIGHT THING FROM A MORAL POINT OF
VIEW ALSO MAKES SENSE ECONOMICALLY.))
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Margaret, tell us a little about the program that Carilion was honored for?
SUPER=01-Margaret Harvey/Cancer Center of Southwest Va.; :
I understand another Carilion physician has just received a top award?
Are you seeing any changes just in the past decade, when it comes to
awareness about breast cancer?
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That's all the time we have now-- let's get the details of this
picture-perfect day with Robin Reed.
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It has taken years to compile stories of the stage-- and soon you will be
able to check out the Museum of Theatre History in Roanoke.
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The Museum of Theatre History has finally found a permanent home, and
today we get a first look inside.
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Patrick Evans brings us a report from the Jefferson Center, which will be
home to the Museum.
Patrick, I understand that the exhibits haven't even officially opened
SUPER=01-Betty Dye/Museum of Theatre History;
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Not only did the Cavaliers fall short of a victory at North Carolina, but
they also fell out of the Top 10 poll--
Here's Mike Stevens with more on that in tonight's Two Minute Ticker.
Good afternoon everybody and welcome to another work week!
And after falling out of the top ten with a 22-to-17 loss to North Carolina
on Saturday the Virginia Cavaliers feel like they have a lot of work to do.
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The Cavaliers fell behind by 13 points, fought back to take the lead in the
fourth quarter, but eventually ran out of gas and lost by five.
UVa has already played seven games this season and it's still early in
October. And some are wondering if the Cavaliers aren't simply worn out.
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((GEORGE WELSH/UVA HEAD COACH:))
((TIKI BARBER/UVA TAILBACK:))
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SUPER=01-Tiki Barber/UVa Tailback; :14
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The Washington Redskins found out yesterday that you're only as good as your
After dumping Dallas to open the month, the Skins lost to the Eagles in
Overtime yesterday 37-to-34.
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((NORV TURNER/REDSKINS HEAD COACH:))
((BRIAN MITCHELL/REDSKINS KICK RETURNER:))
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SUPER=01-Brian Mitchell/Redskins Kick Returner; :15
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The Redskins travel to Phoenix next Sunday to take on the Arizona Cardinals.
Tonight the Chargers take on the Chiefs.
Lot's more coming your way at six including an update on Dan Marino.
Have a good night everybody.
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It was quite an undertaking for several golfers today in Roanoke-- as they
played ONE-HUNDRED holes of golf.
Ole Monterey Golf Course hosted the marathon tournament, benefitting Easter
It is the first of its kind in Southwest Virginia.
The record for 100-holes of golf is four hours, 15-minutes.
Organizers say this isn't a leisurely event.
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((SUSAN KNIGHT/EASTER SEALS: THEY COME THROUGH, GET THEIR SODAS, GET THEIR
FOOD, STOP IN AT THE RESTROOMS AND KEEP ON PLAYING. THEY'RE NOT REALLY
STOPPING FOR LONGER THAN FIVE TO TEN MINUTES AT A TIME. ))
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18-golfers and caddies teed off first thing this morning and wrapped up
about an hour ago.
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Environmental groups fear a roll-back of federal regulations that protect
public health and safety.
Today, they leveled their latest criticism toward a lawmaker they once
considered an ally.
Senator Chuck Robb has opposed a republican version of regulatory reform.
But now critics say he is brokering a compromise that will weaken
We'll have that story in one- half on NEWS-7 at SIX. Goodnight.