Up next on News 7 at FIVE-
A sniper opens fire at Fort Bragg- one soldier is dead- and 18 others are
More details about the death of a Henry County teen.
Plus the Roanoke Comedy Club is moving. We'll tell you where.
Showers will continue through much of the night, with cooler, drier weather
coming up later in the weekend, I'll have a look at the doppler radar coming
And coming up in tonight's Health Check report-- Now that a breast cancer
detecting who is most likely to get the disease is on the horizon-- what do
women do with this information?
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They are the soldiers who protect our country. Today they were the
victims of a sniper attack- by one of their own.
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One person is dead, 18 others injured after gunfire erupted at Fort
Bragg, North Carolina.
The gunman fired on members of the 82nd airborne during an early
A soldier at the base has been arrested.
Now investigators are looking for others who may also be responsible.
Fort Bragg officials have just wrapped up a press conference-
Byron Harlan is standing by with the latest details.
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SUPER=03-Fort Bragg, NC/This Morning;
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(( The suspect in custody is a soldier from the 82nd Airborne division of
Ft. Bragg, the same division he targeted early this morning.
Roughly 13-hundred soldiers had started their customary pre-dawn run
when shots rang out from a wooded area near the post's stadium.
Men scattered for cover after about five pops of gunfire sounded.
Of the 18 wounded, all but one were evacuated to womack army medical
Most had injuries to the abdomen, chest and legs.
One soldier with a neck wound was air lifted to Duke University Medical
Investigators from the Army's criminal investigation division placed
markers where key evidence was taken.
They found what appeared to be an automatic rifle, a knife, a web belt and a
piece of camouflage clothing.
Ft. Bragg is home to 43-thousand troops.
It is an open post where people can come and go as they please.))
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Fort Bragg says anyone seeking information
on relatives should call 1-800- 589-5788 or 1-800- 457-4636.
Police in Henry County are still looking for the killer or killers of a
The body of 15-year old Lavina Scales was found on Route 679 Wednesday
evening by a passing couple.
The medical examiner has NOW determined Scales died of multiple gunshot
wounds to the head.
And that there was no indication of sexual assault.
Police say they are still looking into several names that were on a piece of
paper found in Scales' pants pocket.
She was a sophomore at Martinsville High School.
Counselors are helping students there deal with their grief.
Federal investigators are taking urgent action because of the school
bus-train collision near Chicago.
The National Transportation Safety Board is isuing a nationwide
It wants officials across the country to check the timing of traffic
signals at all crossings.
SUPER=03-Fox River Grove, IL;
The agency says it found a timing problem with the signal system at the
Illinois intersection where the crash happened.
The traffic light near the crossing is supposed to turn green when a
train is coming so traffic will move off the tracks, but apparently the light
did not turn soon enough.
The NTSB says there wasn't enough time for the driver to move once she
saw a signal that the train was coming.
The back of school bus was still on the tracks when it was hit.
Seven students were killed and several other remain hospitalized.
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Don't go away, there's more news coming your way--Governor Allen rips into
state Democrats... we'll explain.
And did a million men really march on Washington-- the scientific data is
On Health Check-- airbags and children. The National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration says it is concerned about recent deaths involving the
Plus we'll check in at the Virginia Nurses Association conference a little
later on NEWS-7 at FIVE.
With just 11 days to go before election day, the mud- slinging is picking up
Governor Allen today blasted Democrats over a February memo from a
The so- called "Democratic playbook" memo from pollster Alan Secrest
outlined strategies to make the Governor look "stupid."
Today, the Governor said the memo shows that Democrats were "actively
conspiring" to disrupt his efforts
to lure a Motorola plant and five- thousand jobs to Goochland County.
Chesterfield Republican John Watkins released two pages from the memo today
that he'd previously withheld.
In those pages, the pollster suggests ways Democrats could place blame on
the Governor if the project fell through, or claim "a fair share" of credit for
landing the deal.
Allen today called the memo "the most disheartening fact to come to light"
since the start of his administration.
Democratic spokeswoman Gail Nardi says Allen and Watkins should be ashamed.
State Senator Virgil Goode is standing by his party and Claude Whitehead.
Whitehead is a Democratic house of delegates candidate.
Today Goode and Congressman L.F. Payne came out to show their support for
In recent weeks there have been some questions as to whether Goode would
support Whitehead or republican incumbent and long time friend Allen Dudley.
IN Q=i look forward
((CLAUDE WHITEHEAD/D- HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: I LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING
WITH HIM IN RICHMOND. OBVIOUSLY HE'S FROM ROCKY MOUNT AND MY OPPONENT IS FROM
ROCKY MOUNT. THAT ALWAYS CAUSES PROBLEMS. BUT HE ASSURES ME HE'S GOING TO
VOTE FOR ME.))
((DEL. ALLEN DUDLEY/R-ROCKY MOUNT: I KIND OF FEEL BAD HE'S BEEN PUT IN AN
AWKWARD POSITION BECAUSE OF THIS. BUT I THINK THE MOST IMPORTANT FACTOR IS
THAT I HAVE AN OPPONENT AND IT'S LESS THAN TWO WEEKS BEFORE THE ELECTION AND
HE'S STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT IF PEOPLE IN HIS OWN PARTY ARE SUPPORTING
SUPER=01-Claude Whitehead/(D) House of Delegates Candidate; :00
SUPER=01-Del. Allen Dudley/(R) Rocky Mount; :16
OUT Q=ARE SUPPORTING HIM
Today Delegate Dudley received an endorsement from Congressman Thomas Bliley.
Dudley says his re-election campaign is supported by both republicans and
GRAPHIC=million man march
A new count is out for the Million Man March-
This one says 837 thousand people attended the rally.
Boston University experts re-examined photos and video- to come up with
It has a 20 percent margin of error.
IN Q=if you take
((FAROUK EL-BAZ/BOSTON UNIVERSITY: IF YOU TAKE A NUMBER LIKE 837 THOUSAND PLUS
OR MINUS 20 PERCENT YOU CAN BE AS LOW AS 670 THOUSAND OR AS HIGH AS A LITTLE
OVER A MILLION.))
SUPER=01-Farouk El-Baz/Boston University;
OUT Q=LITTLE OVER A MILLION."
SUPER=03-Washington DC/October 16;
The count is more than double the official estimate of 400-thousand
provided by the National Park Service.
It was lower though than the Nation of Islam estimate which counted up to
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Up next on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- the Roanoke Comedy Club is laughing all the way
to a new location.
After years in Downtown Roanoke, the Club is leaving its upstairs digs.
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The Roanoke Comedy Club has a new home.
After more than a decade in downtown Roanoke, Jimmy Butler is taking his act
out to the suburbs.
Starting next weekend, the comedy club will operate out of the (TEE-kee)
The Tiki Lounge is right under the Fiji Island restaurant.
IN Q=I'm glad
((JIMMY BUTLER/ROANOKE COMEDY CLUB: I'M GLAD TO BE WHERE WE ARE, THIS IS A
RESTAURANT THAT'S BEEN HERE 25 YEARS WITH A GREAT REPUTATION. FREE PARKING OUT
HERE...YAY! FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER I THINK. SO NO HASSLE PARKING EASY TO GET
IN AND OUT, WE'LL STILL BE BRINGING IN TOP NOTCH COMICS FROM ALL OVER THE
SUPER=01-Jimmy Butler/Roanoke Comedy Club; :
OUT Q=over the country.
Butler says he had to sell his downtown digs because the restaurant that was
in his building never got off the ground.
The restaurant was supposed to cover half of the costs of operating the
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Straight ahead on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- the latest on Mister Twister the Clown
and his illegal crusade to feed the parking meters.
But first on Health Check-- speak up and participate when it comes to
changes in the health care industry-- that's the advice to nurses at the Nurses
Association convention in Roanoke.
IN Q=Nurses are
((RUBEN FERNANDEZ/NURSING SUPERVISOR: NURSES ARE THE BACKBONE OF THE HEALTH
CARE INDUSTRY. THEY ARE THERE WITH THE PATIENTS 24 HOURS A DAY, SEVEN DAYS A
OUT Q=seven days a week.
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Topping tonight's Health Check report-- New worries about air bag safety and
Today the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says its concerned
about air bags that can kill kids who aren't wearing seat belts.
Overall, the Administration says air bags have saved hundreds of lives,
but now its investigating the deaths of six children.
The kids ranged in age from four to nine.
Most were NOT wearing a lap AND shoulder belt.
GRAPHIC=breast cancer gene
With the discovery of the breast cancer gene, doctors will soon be able to
accurately predict who is most likely to get breast cancer.
Women with the gene run a very high risk-- up to 85-percent of getting the
Dr. Emily Senay reports, for those at a higher risk it's a difficult
IN Q=A test for
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SUPER=01-Dr. Alisan Goldfarb/Breast Surgeon; :15
SUPER=01-Dr. Emily Senay/Reporting; :22
SUPER=07-Andrea Rothenburg: :45
OUT Q=Dr. E.S. CBS News. New York.
A test for the breast cancer gene may be in use within the next few
years and many women will eventually be tested. Dr. Alisan Goldfarb is a
breast surgeon who says this test will surely raise new questions for women.
IN Q=Would their life
( DR. ALISAN GOLDFARB, BREAST SURGEON, MT SINAI SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, NEW
YORK: WOULD THEIR LIFE CHANGE WOULD THEY DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT IF THEY KNEW
THEY WERE AT A 90 PERCENT RISK.))
OUT Q=percent risk.
With the breast cancer gene test on the horizon many women in high risk
groups are going to have to decide what to do with that information, and the
fact is the options today are just the same as they were twenty years ago.
It was nine years ago, after watching six other women in her family get
breast cancer, that Andrea Rothenberg decided she could not live in fear and
had both her breasts removed.
IN Q=It was
((ANDREA ROTHENBERG: IT WAS BEFORE ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THE BREAST CANCER GENE
AND THERE WERE NO OTHER OPTIONS FOR HIGH RISK WOMEN EXCEPT TO JUST SIT AND
OUT Q=sit and wait.
Having healthy breasts removed--called prophylactic mastectomy--is not a
medical decision but an emotional one.
IN Q=I think that
((I THINK THESE WOMEN WHO ARE SO EMOTIONALLY CRIPPLED BY THE KNOWLEDGE THAT
THEY ARE AT HIGH RISK, THOSE WOMEN WILL DEFINITELY BENEFIT FROM THE
For women who are at high risk--and in the future those who will test
postive for the breast cancer gene--prophylactic mastectomy is perhaps the
only way to prevent cancer. A reminder that an improvement in diagnosis does
not necessarily lead to improvement in prevention or treatment.
IN Q= There is no
((.THERE IS NO PREVENTION ONCE YOU KNOW YOU HAVE THE GENE. THERE IS REALLY NO
TREATMENT BEFORE THE BREAST CANCER IS
And even the radical choice of having prophylactic mastectomies won't
quarantee a women she'll never get breast cancer.
IN Q= Propylactic mastectomy
((PROPYLACTIC MASTECTOMY CAN NEVER MAKE YOUR RISK OF BREAST CANCER ZERO. EVEN
WITH A PERFECTLY DONE MASTECTOMY THERE MAY BE A FEW BREAST CELLS LEFT AT THE
EDGES OF THEIR OPERATIONS. ))
OUT Q=of their operations.
Andrea does not regret her decision. But if she took the breast cancer
IN Q=If I tested
((IF I TESTED NEGATIVE I WOULD PROBABLY SAY "UMMM" I SACRIFICED ALOT, BUT WHAT
IF I TESTED POSITIVE, THEN I WOULD SAY
OUT Q=thank God.
There is hope that discoveries like the breast cancer gene will eventually
lead to better methods of preventing breast cancer.
Dr. Emily Senay, for CBS News, New York.))
Researchers currently estimate that about six hundred-thousand women in the
United States may carry the gene for breast cancer, but not all carriers will
Currently women who are at high risk must speak to their doctors about
With the trend toward at-home, outpatient care, the importance of nurses in
the health care field keeps growing nearly every day.
The keynote speaker at the 94th annual Virginia Nurses Association says this
new role also carries increased responsibilities.
Ruben Fernandez is the Vice President for Nursing at Beth Israel Hospital in
He points out that a number of providers are restructuring these days, to
adjust to the cost-conscious environment now present in the medical profession.
Fernandez says it's crucial that nurses try to have a say in how these
restructurings take place.
IN Q=They understand the
((RUBEN FERNANDEZ/NURSING SUPERVISOR: THEY UNDERSTAND THE PATIENT NEEDS, THEY
UNDERSTAND THE WORKPLACE ENVIRONMENT, AND THE SYSTEMS IN THE ORGANIZATION. SO
THEY MUST BE CONSULTED WHEN ANY TYPE OF RESTRUCTURING IS GONNA BE ENGAGED IN
ANY TYPE OF INSTITUTION.))
SUPER=01-Ruben Fernandez/Nursing Supervisor;
OUT Q=of institution.
In our area, the Carilion Health System is currently undergoing a
restructuring process it calls "re-engineering".
Carilion says its nurses have given extensive input on how it should be
The Indians are still alive in the World Series--
Mike has more on Cleveland's big win last night as well as the soggy
rundown of tonight's Friday Football Extra Games.
Good afternoon everybody and welcome to a wet Friday night.
The Friday Football Extra schedule for tonight is an absolute mess, and
we'll get to your postponements just a second.
But first the World Series is off tonight and headed back to Atlanta for
game number five on Saturday evening.
Last night the Indians stopped the Braves chop and kept Atlanta from
clinching the series by posting a 5-to-4 win in game 5.
The Indians got to Braves ace Greg Maddux in the first inning, as Albert
Belle launched a two run homer into the right field seats.
Jim Thome then clinched it in the eighth, with a solo homer to deep center
off former Tech star Brad Clontz.
The Indians now head to Atlanta overflowing with confidence.
IN Q="I think...
((OMAR VIZQUEL/INDIANS SHORTSTOP:))
((KENNY LOFTON/INDIANS CENTER FIELDER:))
((OREL HERSHISER/WINNING PITCHER LAST NIGHT:))
SUPER=01-Omar Vizquel/Indians Shortstop; :00
SUPER=01-Kenny Lofton/Indians Center Fielder; :11
SUPER=01-Orel Hershiser/Winning Pitcher Last Night; :27
OUT Q=...what's going on."
The Braves will throw Tom Glavine against Dennis Martinez tomorrow night in
For the second straight week the weather is playing havoc with the Friday
Football Extra schedule of games for week number nine.
The rain has forced a number of postponements, but we have still managed to
rustle up nine games for you tonight from Amherst to Hot Springs to
Games at Grayson County, Amherst, Bath County, Patrick Henry, Cave Spring,
Glenvar, BOtetourt, Floyd and Rockbridge are still on tonight.
But action in Alleghany, Pulaski, Covington, Shawsville, Laurel Park,
Radford, Brookville, Blacksburg, Rustburg and Dan River is off this evening.
Coming up at six, we'll have a complete for you.
Plus Roy Stanley will have your college game day preview for tomorrow's
Tech-West Virginia game in Morgantown, and some football news from W&L.
Have a nice weekend everybody.
I'll see you tonight at 11:35.
take a break
Thanks to a media circus and citizens' support, Mister Twister has won the
freedom to feed parking meters.
In Santa Cruz, California it is illegal to put coins in parking meters
Mister Twister uses tips from his balloon creations and entertainment to
feed expired meters before parking officers can write tickets.
Recently Mr. Twister was slapped with a 13-dollar fine for unauthorized
The city ended up dropping the citation and repealed the ordinance that
barred strangers from plugging parking meters.
Even the mayor admitted the law should not be on the books and that it
never made much sense.
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(patrick tosses to Jean)
Endangered songbirds will soon find sanctuary in Wytheville.
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Keith, I hear some Rural Retreat high school students were braving the
rain to help our feathered friends today.
Jean the students are helping to restore 40 acres of woodland at
Wytheville Community College.
The first step is planting trees to provide a pollution buffer and canopy.
The site will be left to natural succession, that is, the weeds and trees
will be allowed to take over and provide a habitat for birds and other animals.
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We'll tell you more about the project and how the community can help on News
7 at Six.
And that's it for NEWS-7 at FIVE, have a nice weekend. Buh-Bye.