Up next on News 7 at five-
U-S troops could be going to Bosnia. We'll find out what administration
officials are saying.
Christopher Reeve makes his first appearance on stage since his accident.
Plus one Roanoke man says he may try to save the Justice House.
Wow, some frosty numbers early today. It won't be quite as cold this evening.
Forecast numbers and a Roxanne update straight ahead.
On Health Check--
A report on kids, and their susceptibility to cigarette ads.
Plus, we'll find out what the oldest woman on the planet has had to do
without to stay alive for 120 years.
(Jean AD LIB)
IN Q=this NATO
((WILLIAM PERRY/DEFENSE SECRETARY: THIS NATO FORCE IN BOSNIA WILL BE THE
BIGGEST AND TOUGHEST AND THE MEANEST DOG IN TOWN.))
OUT Q=MEANEST DOG IN TOWN."
U-S troops could be sent to Bosnia- but top administration officials say
they will have the fire power to defend themselves.
GRAPHIC=news-7 at five
Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at FIVE, I'm Jean Jadhon.
NATO forces, IF sent, would include 20- thousand U- S troops- including
as many as three thousand reservists.
Today defense officials tried to reassure skeptical senators about the
IN Q= we have said
((WILLIAM PERRY/DEFENSE SECRETARY: WE HAVE SAID FOR YEARS NOW THERE WOULD BE NO
COMMITTMENT OF U.S. MILITARY WITHOUT A PEACE AGREEMENT. IT IS ALSO TRUE
THERE'LL BE NO PEACE AGREEMENT WITHOUT A COMMITTMENT OF THE UNITED STATES
((WARREN CHRISTOPHER/SECRETARY OF STATE: WE NOW HAVE THE BEST CHANCE TO ACHIEVE
PEACE IN THE FORMER YUGOSLAVIA IN FOUR YEARS.))
SUPER=01-William Perry/Defense Secretary; :00
SUPER=01-Warren Christopher/Secretary of State; :16
OUT Q=in four years."
The President's plan would allow U- S troops to go into Bosnia to police a
It's estimated the mission would cost one and a half billion dollars with
a deadline of one year.
There may be a solution to the problems surrounding Justice House.
A Roanoke family is looking into buying the building, and fixing it up to
(ni-DOLL Hasin) Nidal Hasan's family owns the Community Grocery Store on the
corner of Elm Avenue and Second Street.
He says he's not tremendously wealthy, but his family might be able to buy
Justice House with a loan.
Meanwhile the Mennonite Church and Roanoke Area Ministries are urging
residents to move out now.
Many people living there say they don't want to leave-- and they're planning
to hold a protest tonight.
Republican Presidential Candidate Bob Dole says his campaign made a
He says the campaign should NOT have returned a one- thousand- dollar
contribution from a gay Republican group.
Today, Dole said if consulted first, he wouldn't have done that.
Previously, Dole defended the decision by campaign officials to return the
contribution from the Log Cabin Republicans.
Last month Dole said he doesn't subscribe to the group's agenda and if
contributors to his campaign have a special agenda, their money will be
Today, though, he says if a candidate accepts money from a group, that
doesn't mean he agrees with the group's agenda.
Vinton Delegate Dick Cranwell says he's appalled by a piece of campaign
literature the republican party is mailing into his district.
The pamphlet says Cranwell is hiding from a record only a liberal could
love, but the House Majority Leader says the piece is filled with inaccuracies.
It claims he voted against legislation strengthening the death penalty,
advancing welfare reform, and increasing penalties for firearm violations, when
in fact, Cranwell says he voted for the legislation.
IN Q=When somebody says
((DICK CRANWELL/D- VINTON: WHEN SOMEBODY STANDS UP AND SAYS THEY'RE FOR HONEST
CHANGE AND THEN TO HAVE SOMETHING LIKE THIS PUT OUT. IF THAT'S THE KIND OF
CHANGE THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT, I DON'T THINK VIRGINIANS WANT IT.))
OUT Q=Virginians want it.
The campaign of Trixie Averill was looking into Cranwell's claims this
afternoon, but hasn't responded to his charges.
The pamphlet was authorized by the Republican Party of Virginia and mailed
An amazing rescue in the Campeche Bay of Mexico.
SUPER=03-Campeche Bay, Mexico;
Rescuers pulled 15 people from the sea.
They had been clinging to debris since yesterday when the barge they
were on sunk.
The barge went down in stormy seas from tropical storm Roxanne.
The Coast Guard says three bodies have been recovered and two more have
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Straight ahead on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- Christopher Reeve makes his first public
appearance since his paralyzing fall.
And in Franklin County, the Center for Applied Technology is moving from
the planning stages--and closer to reality.
On Health Check-- reflexology, and the healing affects of massage.
Now, the government is studying it's merits.
Remember Mister Twister the Clown who was fined for putting coins in
strangers' parking meters?
Now he's hired an attorney who is representing him for free or "Pro
The United Mine Workers of America held an informational picket in Roanoke
County this morning.
Its beef is with the H-C-M-F Corporation.
H-C-M-F owns the Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Big Stone Gap.
Workers there belong to the U-M-W-A's local 9-1-2-7.
They're upset because they have worked without a new contract since January.
IN Q=They make
((JAMES GIBBS/UMWA REPRESENTATIVE: THEY MAKE A LITTLE BIT ABOVE MINIMUM WAGE,
ABOUT FOUR-EIGHTY-FIVE, AND THAT'S REALLY THE AVERAGE WAGE, AND THEY ASK THESE
PEOPLE TO BUY THEIR OWN HEALTH CARE, AND THERE'S NO WAY THEY CAN AFFORD TO DO
SUPER=01-James Gibbs/UMWA Representative;
OUT Q=health care themselves.
H-C-M-F says it's surprised by the union's demonstration.
It says its negotiations with the Union are ongoing.
The company suggested the union is posturing for its own employees.
It says some workers want to get rid of the unionl.
Franklin County officials are giving residents something to think
about...and look at.
A model of the new Y-M-C-A in Rocky Mount's been built, but officials say
the real thing won't be constructed without the community's support.
More than one million dollars in donations have been collected, but that's
considerably less than the estimated four-million dollar price tag for the new
IN Q=In the springtime
((RUSS MERRITT/FRANKLIN CO. YMCA: IN THE SPRINGTIME WE'LL BE OPENING UP THE
CAMPAIGN TO THE WHOLE COMMUNITY. WE'D LIKE TO HAVE EVERY SINGLE PERSON IN
FRANKLIN COUNTY MAKING THEIR INVESTMENT IN THE FUTURE THROUGH SUPPORT OF THE
SUPER=01-Russ Merritt/Franklin Co. YMCA;
OUT Q=support of the ymca
Merritt hopes to raise the money by May and then start construction at the
newly named Rocky Mount Office-Technology Park.
Meanwhile Franklin County school officials have a sketch of their Center for
Applied Technology and Career Exploration. It'll be located next to the Y.
The facility will give eighth and ninth graders a chance to zero in on their
IN Q=There are 8
((DR. JAY STRICKLER/FRANKLIN COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS: THERE ARE EIGHT MODULES
WHICH ARE SET UP AROUND CAREERS. WE WANT THEM TO EXPERIENCE THE LATEST
TECHNOLOGY IN THOSE AREAS AND TO COME AWAY WITH SOME IDEAS ABOUT WHAT POSSIBLY
THEY WOULD BE INTERESTED IN IN THE FUTURE. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Jay Strickler/Franklin Co. Public Schools
OUT Q=in the future
Both facilities should be operational by mid-1997.
Actor Christopher Reeve was back on stage-
for the first time since a riding accident left him paralyzed.
Dressed in a tux, Reeve presented an award to entertainer Robin Williams.
The dinner brought out a host of stars including Carly Simon, Phil
Donahue and Billy Baldwin.
IN Q=chris has
((BILLY BALDWIN/ACTOR: CHRIS HAS ALWAYS POSSESSED THE QUALITIES AS A HUMAN
BEING THAT YOU KNOW RISE ABOVE ANYTHING. RISE ABOVE THE INJURY. AND RISE ABOVE
I WOULD IMAGINE WHAT PEOPLE'S PERCEPTIONS OF HIM ARE GOING TO BE.))
OUT Q=are going to be."
Robin Williams received an award for his work with AIDS victims and the
Reeve received a standing ovation.
healthy music under
Thousands of Science Fiction and Fantasy writers publish books, but not all
of them are from Patrick County AND get their works reviewed by the New York
(Patrick ad lib)
stocks bump next
Rebecca Ore has written numerous books in the Science Fiction and Fantasy
field, her latest was just reviewed in the New York Times.
DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Today the author stopped in to meet fans and sign books at the Dusty
Corner Bookstore in Roanoke County, and that's where we find Science Fiction
buff Patrick Evans.
DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN
healthy music under
Don't go away-- Virginia Tech is hoping to continue its winning streak
against Rutgers on the road this weekend. Mike will have that in tonight's
On Health Check-- new findings on the effects of advertising campaigns for
cigarettes on teens.
IN Q=Kids are being
((KIDS ARE BEING USED BY THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY. THEY'RE BEING CULTIVATED BY THE
TOBACCO INDUSTRY TO USE THEIR PRODUCTS. NINE OUT OF TEN NEW SMOKERS IN THIS
COUNTRY ARE EITHER TEENAGERS OR YOUNG CHILDREN.))
OUT Q=young children. quick out!!
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A new study charges tobacco advertising is a central factor in encouraging
kids to start smoking.
The study was completed by the Cancer Prevention Program at the University
It contradicts the tobacco industry's assertion that advertising and
marketing are aimed at gaining brand loyalty among kids who ALREADY smoke.
IN Q=Whether it's
((SCOTT BALLIN/AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION: WHETHER IT'S IN THE FORM OF PRINT
ADVERTISING, BILLBOARD ADVERTISING AT SCHOOLS OR IN BALL PARKS, OR IN
STADIUMS-- OR THE DISTRIBUTION, SAMPLING, OR THE USE OR DISTRIBUTION BASEBALL
CAPS, TEE SHIRTS, AND OTHER PARAPHANELIA THAT CARRIES THE MESSAGES OF THE
TOBACCO INDUSTRY. ALL THOSE THINGS DO INFLUENCE AND CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT THAT
MAKES KIDS SUSCEPTIBLE TO USING THESE PRODUCTS.))
SUPER=01-Scott Ballin/American Heart Association; :
OUT Q=these products.
The Tobacco Institute disputes the findings.
Research indicates most smokers begin in their teens.
About three-thousand kids start smoking each day.
A new study is focusing on malnutrition among the elderly.
About one-third of Americans over age 60 are underweight or losing weight.
But once older people lose weight, they often have trouble regaining it.
That's because the body's mechanism for regulating food intake has gone
The disorder could be one reason why some elderly do not eat enough-- their
bodies are not properly signaling that they should eat more.
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On the other extreme--
It turns out when it comes to dieting, what you know may hurt you.
Two new studies find that when people think they're eating low-fat food,
they make up for it by eating too much later.
One researcher says nutrition labels might actually be worsening Americans'
Reflexology has been practiced in Asia for thousands of years-- with claims
it heals by using a special massage.
SUPER=03-Spartanburg, SC; :
It may begin by tapping the bottom of the feet-- to get the circulation
Reflexology treats the body through massaging pressure points in the bottom
of the feet.
On this chart, the sinuses and neck are spotted in the big toe, here's the
stomach, the heart and the spleen.
IN Q=Under just beneath
((ANNE SMITH/REFLEXOLOGY INSTRUCTOR: UNDER JUST BENEATH YOUR TOES YOU HAVE
YOUR THROAT, YOUR EYES AND YOUR EARS WORKING TOWARDS THE LITTLE TOE.))
SUPER=01-Anne Smith/Reflexology Instructor; :
OUT Q=the little toe.
Reflexology is not a replacement for traditional medicine.
Its health claims are not proven by medical research.
But those who practice it swear by it.
The National Institutes of Health is now investigating many forms of
alternative medicine, in an attempt to find treatments that work.
GRAPHIC=Calment head shot
In France, Jeanne Calment is being immortalized in the Guiness Book of
Records as the oldest person on the planet.
SUPER=03-Arles, France; :
She's 120 years and 238 days old.
Calment lives in a nursing home in Southern France.
She's hard of hearing, nearly blind, and has had to give up cigarettes and
her nightly glass of port.
She gave up her bicycle at age 100.
She has not given up chocolate, however.
Bracing for the media last week, she joked that's she's waiting for death--
and the journalists.
The World Series could be a POW-WOW of sorts--the Atlanta Braves are already
And tonight the Cleveland Indians are looking to join them-- Mike has more
on that in tonight's Ticker.
Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the Tuesday afternoon ticker.
Let's get started up in Blacksburg where the Virginia Tech Hokies have
put together a four game winning streak since opening the season with back to
back losses at home.
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Saturday; :
Last Saturday the Hokies offense zipped Akron setting a school record
scoring 8 touchdowns against the Zips.
The Hokies also rushed for a total of 453 yards and the 9 point 2 yards a
carry set a Big East single game record for yards per rush.
IN Q=First audio
((FRANK BEAMER/TECH HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; :00
The Cleveland Indians hope to clinch the American League pennant tonight when
they travel into enemy territory in Seattle to battle the Mariners in game six
of the best of seven championship series.
SUPER=03-Seattle/Last Night; :00
The Indians worked out in the Dome last night under the watchful eye of
Roanoke County Resident Charlie Manuel, their hitting instructor.
Four of his batters are hitting 300 or better in the LCS.
But tonight they face the man, Mariners' ace Randy Johnson.
((RANDY JOHNSON/SEATTLE STARTER TONIGHT:))
SUPER=01-Randy Johnson/Seattle Starter Tonight; :00
SUPER=01-Jim Thome/Indians Third Baseman; :14
OUT Q=...THE OPPORTUNITY."
Johnson has been almost prefect this season. The Mariners have won 30 of the
33 games in which he's thrown this year.
In one other baseball item.
The PIttsburgh Pirates have agreed to a new multi-year contract with Jim
The PIrates manager was the National League's skipper of the year in 1991 and
Coming up at six, we'll check on the Virginia Tech basketball season that is
in the hotseat and limelight this preseason.
Have a good night everybody.
take a break
Choosing good wine can be difficult, but there's one man traveling the
world to help.
Andrew Jones, the BBC's "Flying Wine Man" stopped off in Roanoke today with
sage advice and great stories.
In addition to tipping glasses with the Royal Family and other international
notables, Jones has some simple advice everyone can use when it comes to
picking out wines.
IN Q=go into
((ANDREW JONES/FLYING WINE MAN: GO INTO A WINE STORE, TELL THEM YOUR SWEETNESS
FACTOR. HOW MANY SUGARS OR SWEETENERS YOU TAKE WITH TEA OR COFFEE. TELL THEM
THE BUDGET YOUR BUDGET YOU HAVE TO SPEND. BETWEEN FIVE AND 15 DOLLARS IS
ENOUGH, YOU DON'T NEED TO SPEND MORE. ))
SUPER=01-Andrew Jones/Flying Wine Man;
OUT Q=SPEND MORE.
The Flying Wine Man is currently touring the Southeastern United States.
Mister Twister the clown gained international attention last week when he
was fined for feeding people's parking meters in California.
SUPER=03-Santa Cruz, CA;
Now Mister Twister says he's going to court and has hired a criminal
defense attorney to represent him.
The attorney says he is working for free-- doing "pro bozo" work.
IN Q= i think
((BEN RICE/ATTORNEY: I THINK THAT'S A SILLY LAW. IT'S CRIMINALIZING RANDOM
ACTS OF KINDNESS, THAT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE TO ME.))
((MR. TWISTER/CLOWN: HUMAN KINDNESS CANNOT BE MADE INTO SOMETHING THAT IS
SUPER=01-Ben Rice/Attorney;, :02
SUPER=01-Mr. Twister/Clown; :07 quick
OUT Q=THAT IS ILLEGAL.
Mr. Twister feeds the meters before parking officers can write tickets.
In Santa Cruz it is illegal to put coins in someone else's meter without
Originally Mr. Twister used the tips from twisting balloons and other street
Now citizens are giving him money to continue his crusade.
Even the mayor is unsure about the law--she says she wishes it wasn't even
on the books.
(toss to robin)
(robin ad lib)
(robin tosses to Jean)
A pumpkin fun day scheduled at a Christiansburg cemetery is conjuring up
haunting images for some people with loved ones buried there.
double boxes Keith/Jean
Keith, what's that all about?
Jean, the Roselawn Memorial Gardens says it's supposed to be a Fall
celebration, UN-related to Halloween.
It's offering free hayrides and pumpkin decorating Saturday to show children
that graveyards are NOT scary places.
The event will be held in an UN-developed part of the cemetery.
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But Jean, some people feel it's still disrespectful of the dead, and we'll
hear from them in 30-minutes on NEWS-7 at SIX.
That's it for NEWS-7 at FIVE-- see you again at 6 and 11. Goodnight.