Up next on News 7 at five-
A monument goes up to the victims of Pan Am 103- but some relatives are
A car careens out of control and lands in a bank.
Plus Are two attorneys from the O-J Simpson case tying the knot?
Everything from highs winds to flurries in the western highlands. The
weekend forecast is very interesting.
On Health CHeck-- Cancer and the latest research efforts.
Still, much depends on the patient, and efforts at prevention.
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((JOHN DAVID ACKERSTSORM, RONALD ELI ALEXANDER.))
OUT Q=Eli Alexander."
Remembering the victims of Pan Am Flight 103- seven years later.
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Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at FIVE, I'm Jean Jadhon.
A new memorial is in place at Arlington National Cemetery.
President Clinton helped dedicate the traditional Scottish cairn
The pink sandstone monument is a reminder that America must not rest
until the bombers are brought to justice.
Pan Am flight 103 blew up over Lockerbie, Scotland in December of 1988.
((WE COME HERE TODAY NOT ONLY TO REMEMBER THOSE WE LOVE BUT TO SEEK, TO DEMAND
THAT JUSTICE BE DONE.))
OUT Q=THAT JUSTICE BE DONE."
Some of the victims' relatives boycotted today's ceremony.
They say the U-S has ignored alleged involvement in the bombing by
Palestinians, Syria and Iran.
A hazardous chemical spill forced the evacuation of a Boeing plant in
Hazardous Materials Teams rushed to the plant to clean up the acid,
The fumes irritate the eyes, nose and throat.
About 15- people were brought to the hospital from exposure to the
The Boeing plant makes airplane parts.
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A car spun out of control in Suburban Chicago- and landed in a bank.
The car careened off of 12- cars in a shopping mall parking lot and then
flew through the bank window-
One customer was killed and five others were hurt.
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((YOU COULD NEVER IMAGINE SOMETING LIKE THIS? WOMAN: NO I COULD NOT. I SAW
SOMEONE DRIVE INTO THE BANK.))
OUT Q=DRIVE INTO THE BANK."
The car smashed through the window rammed over a desk and came to rest
in the lobby.
No word on what caused it to go out of control.
A domestic dispute ended in the death of a Henry County man last night.
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The Sheriff's Department found 39-year-old Hubert Boris Oaks dead inside a
house on Route 698 in Bassett around eight last night.
Oaks was apparently shot several times.
Investigators say Oaks used to live at the house and returned there with his
two young daughters to pick up some clothes.
A dispute erupted between Oaks and his estranged wife's boyfriend.
IN Q=There was
((SGT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: THERE WAS WHAT WOULD BE, I
GUESS, CLASSIFIED AS A DOMESTIC DISPUTE SOME WORDS WERE SAID AND IF THERE WAS A
STRUGGLE IT WAS VERY MINIMUM. AS ANY CASE, YOU'VE GOT PEOPLE WHO MAKE
STATEMENTS AND REFERENCES AND WE CAN ONLY HOPE WE'RE TOLD THE FACTS AS THEY
SUPER=01-Sgt. Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Dept. :00
OUT Q=as they occur.
37- year old Phillip Staples Green has been charged with second degree
Authorities believe Oaks' young children saw what happened.
A Roanoke mother WILL spend time behind bars for neglecting her small
child-- neglect that ultimately led to abuse.
Tammy LaShawn Harvey received a five year sentence today-- but will only
have to serve 30-months.
Her son, Anthony, was beaten and burned while in the care of Tonya Basham, a
woman prosecutors call a merciless monster.
The mother's attorney asked for a light sentence because Harvey is mildly
Prosecutors say that's no excuse for what happened.
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IN Q=She didn't even
((ANNE GARDNER/ROANOKE COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: SHE DIDN'T EVEN BOTHER TO GO
AND CHECK ON THE CHILD. WHAT THAT IS CALLED IS JUST TOTAL LACK OF CONCERN AND
JUST I DON'T WANT TO BOTHER. AND THAT'S WHAT THE SITUATION IS HERE. SHE JUST
DIDN'T CARE ANYMORE. ))
SUPER=01-Anne Gardner/Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney;
OUT Q=care anymore
Earlier this week, Basham was sentenced to 30-years in jail for abusing
The child is in the custody of his paternal grandmother and is said to be in
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Toting the party line? Coming up on NEWS-7 at FIVE, what do former
governors think about their own parties?
And the Virginia Department of Transportation releases what it plans to do
on a deadly stretch of road in Danville.
On Health Check-- the latest in cancer research.
Plus, calls for the F-D-A to study a promising new drug to treat Multiple
Romance between prosecutors in the O-J Simpson trial?
That story and highlights from the Cavs huge win, right after this break.
The Virginia Department of Transportation will address the concerns of
residents upset over the intersection where two Danville children were killed.
12- year old Jami Renee Earles and her 10- year old brother died last month
at the intersection of Elizabeth Street and Route 265 when the car they were in
collided with a dump truck.
Family members call the intersection a death trap and want something done.
Residents upset over the fatal accident say the accident could have been
avoided if a bridge were built over the intersection.
Yesterday, VDOT officials along with Danville city officials met to discuss
They say their findings will be made public next week at a hearing
scheduled for 7-Wednesday night at the Temple Building on the Danville
Community College Campus.
Former Republican Governor Mills Godwin has given less than a ringing
endorsement to GOP candidates and their standard- bearer, George Allen.
Godwin served two terms as Virginia's Governor, the second as a Republican.
IN Q=We have some
((MILLS GODWIN/FORMER GOVERNOR: WE HAVE SOME VERY GOOD DEMOCRATIC MEMBERS OF
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. SOME WHO HAVE SERVED A LONG TIME. THEY'RE CAPABLE.
THEY HAVE LEADERSHIP ABILITY. AND IF THEY'RE NOT RE-ELECTED, OF COURSE,
VIRGINIA WILL SUFFER SOME FROM LOSING SOME VERY ABLE PEOPLE.))
SUPER=01-Mills Godwin/Former Governor;
OUT Q=able people.
Godwin says he's not convinced George Allen's ideas can be translated into
"reasonable and appropriate" action.
But he says he will vote Republican on Tuesday because he is a Republican.
Godwin joins former Governors Linwood Holton and Doug Wilder in expressing
doubts about their own party's candidates this November.
IN Q=The biggest
((LARRY SABATO/UVA POLITICAL ANALYST: THE BIGGEST SURPRISE IS MILLS GODWIN.
NOW HE'S A FORMER DEMOCRAT. BUT HE'S BEEN A REPUBLICAN SINCE 1973. AND A
CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN. VERY MUCH IN TUNE WITH THE DIRECTION OF THE STATE AND
NATIONAL PARTY. BUT APPARENTLY, SOME REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES AND MAYBE EVEN
GOVERNOR ALLEN HAVE MOVED TOO FAR TO THE RIGHT FOR EVEN MILLS GODWIN.))
SUPER=01-Larry Sabato/UVa Political Analyst;
OUT Q=Mills Godwin.
Godwin credits Virginia Democrats with improving education and creating
Governor George Allen says he is cautiously optimistic that Republicans
will win control of the General Assembly on Tuesday.
Today, the campaign brought Allen to Roanoke, where he appeared with
Republican House candidate Newell Falkinburg at a kidney dialysis center.
Allen said he believes Republicans have the momentum and he's urging
Virginia voters to make history on Tuesday.
IN Q=We would certainly like to see
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: WE WOULD CERTAINLY LIKE TO SEE A REPUBLICAN MAJORITY, BUT
IT'S NOT SIMPLY TO SEE A REPUBLICAN MAJORITY FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, BUT
RATHER TO PUT THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA BACK IN CHARGE OF THEIR GOVERNMENT.))
OUT Q=back in charge of their government.
Allen also campaigned today with Trixie Averill in Vinton and Allen Dudley
in Franklin County.
He's returning to the valley Monday.
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Up next-- Typhoon Angela makes her mark
on the Philippines-- killing several people and leaving thousands homeless.
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At least 35 people are dead after a powerful typhoon battered the
Typoon Angela forced nearly a quarter million people to flee their homes.
It's the strongest storm to hit the country in eight years, packing
125-mile-an-hour winds and torrential rains.
The storm ripped roofs from houses, toppled utility poles and knocked out
electricity to metropolitan Manila crushing at least 15-thousand houses.
Angela also triggered widespread flooding and landslides throughout the
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Don't go away-- Wahoo fans are still celebrating after upsetting Florida
State last night. Mike has a post-game report.
Coming up on Health CHeck, we'll hear from internationally acclaimed cancer
researcher Dr. Robert Young.
His message on preventing cancer isn't just about finding a cure, but
also-- preventing the disease through a healthy lifestyle.
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((THERE'S NO DOUBT THAT THERE'S A NUMBER OF THINGS PEOPLE CAN DO TO REDUCE
THEIR CANCER RISK. ))
OUT Q=cancer risk.
Cancer rates are increasing for many forms of the disease.
But, there is good news on the horizon.
Today, Roanoke Valley physicians heard from an internationally-acclaimed
He was a keynote speaker at the Cancer Conference of the Cancer Center of
IN Q=Dr. Robert Young
SUPER=01-Dr. Robert Young/Cancer Researcher; :13
OUT Q=to treat it.
Dr. Robert Young, of the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, says not
only is today's emphasis on finding a cure for cancer-- but preventing it in
the first place.
And that often begins with the patient.
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((DR. ROBERT YOUNG/CANCER RESEARCHER: WE HAVE TO GET THEM INTERESTED, TO
UNDERSTAND THAT THERE ARE OPPORTUNITIES FOR SCREENING THAT ALLOW EARLY
DIAGNOSIS TO BE MADE AND THAT WE CAN SAVE LIVES, AND THAT IT'S ALSO MUCH MORE
COST EFFECTIVE TO DISCOVER DISEASE EARLY AND TO TREAT IT EARLY AND TO CURE IT
EARLY THAN TO DEVOTE OUR ENERGIES AND EFFORT TO END-STAGE CARE.))
OUT Q=end-stage care.
And lifestyle changes are recognized in mainstream medicine as essential to
Smoking cessation, as well as exercise and a healthy, low-fat, high-fiber
diet may be just as important as the latest research and advancements.
Dr. Young says with all the research into locating the genes that cause
cancer-- it's an exciting time for science.
IN Q=All of the
((ALL OF THE GENETIC INFORMATION THAT'S GOING TO ALLOW US TO KNOW MORE ABOUT AN
INDIVIDUAL'S RISK OF DEVELOPING PARTICULAR KINDS OF CANCER SO WE CAN BE MUCH
MORE EFFECTIVE IN APPLYING OUR SCREENING TECHNIQUES EARLY TO THIS AT-RISK
POPULATION. I THINK WE'RE GOING TO FIND MECHANISMS OF REPAIRING THESE ABNORMAL
GENES OR OF SUBSTITUTING NORMAL MESSAGES FROM THOSE THAT ARE ABNORMAL AND THOSE
THAT ARE AT GENETIC RISK.))
OUT Q=genetic risk.
Young is also encouraged by the changes in cancer conferences, like this
The emphasis now is on PREVENTION techniques and diagnosing cancer early.
IN Q=Ten years ago
((TEN YEARS AGO THE FOCUS WAS ON COMPLICATED HIGH COST INTERVENTIONS WITH
ACTIVE DISEASE AND
IT'S EXCITING TO SEE THE SHIFT IN FOCUS
THAT'S OCCURING IN MEDICINE, AND I THINK PEOPLE ARE LOOKING AT MORE AND MORE
INEXPENSIVE WAYS TO DIAGNOSE CANCER AND TO TREAT IT.))
OUT Q=to treat it.
Still, Young predicts an increase in the cancer rate as the aging
He reminds us that everyone must die of something-- the things that once
claimed so many lives-- like childbirth and infectious diseases are now on the
A study of men in drug-infested neighborhoods has found a disturbing risk
A hard to reach group of addicts sharply increase the chance of getting
and spreading AIDS both through needle sharing AND unprotected sex.
Meantime, in Zimbabwe, it's estimated one of every 100 people in that
country will likely die of AIDS or related diseases within 18 months.
The southern African nation is one of the world's worst- hit countries for
Health Minister Timothy Stamps is especially critical of traditional
healers who claim to have herbal remedies for the deadly disease.
There's a new treatment pioneered in Chicago that may help multiple
The catch-- doctors can't prescribe it.
IN Q=My balance
SUPER=01-Claudia Dickman/Multiple Sclerosis Patient; :
SUPER=01-Dr. Dusan Stefoski/Rush Presbyterian Medical Center; :
OUT Q=effective? Yes.
IN Q=My balance is
((CLAUDIA DICKMAN/MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS PATIENT: MY BALANCE IS BETTER, MY PACE,
WALKING WAS IMPROVED. I IMMEDIATELY THAT FIRST DAY NOTICED RESULTS, POSITIVE
OUT Q=positive results.
The medication is called 4-Aminopyridine, or 4-A-P, and it is NOT approved
by the F-D-A.
Some patients get the drug in secret, it's prescribed by just a handful of
Researchers at Rush-Presbyterian Medical Center are studying it's
effectiveness, and are encouraged, so far.
IN Q=Almost any person
((DR. DUSAN STEFOSKI, RUSH PRESBYTERIAN MEDICAL CENTER: ALMOST ANY PERSON WITH
M-S COULD BENEFIT FROM IT. NO MATTER HOW LONG HE OR SHE HAS HAD IT. IT COULD
BE THAT EFFECTIVE? YES.))
Stefoski and others are calling for large scale clinical trials on the
A large-scale outbreak of whooping cough is reported in Carlsbad, New
Right now, there are 278 cases there.
Whooping cough can be deadly in small children, and people with heart
About one third of the High School's seven thousand students stayed home
from school yesterday.
At tonight's football game, visiting fans will sit apart from the home
crowd to avoid getting sick.
The Virginia Cavaliers held their ground to beat the Florida State
Seminoles last night.
Mike has those highlights as well as the Friday Football Extra schedule.
Good afternoon everybody and welcome to your weekend and your Friday night.
The Party is still humming in Charlottesville this evening as fans continue
to celebrate Virginia's 33-to-28 win over Florida State.
A win that ended the Seminoles 29 game wining streak in the ACC.
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Last Night; :
The Cavaliers matched the second ranked Seminoles big play for big play
throughout the game.
Tiki Barber carried the ball 31 times for 193 yards and he scored two
touchdowns one on this pass from Mike Groh.
The Virginia defense gave up a total of 487 yards but when the Cavaliers
needed a big play the D came through even in the end.
And while it doesn't show up in the stats, the sell out crowd at Scott
Stadium certainly had a big hand in the victory.
IN Q="I guess what
((MIKE GROH/UVA QUARTERBACK: ))
((GEORGE WELSH/UVA HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Mike Groh/UVa Quarterback; :
SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Head Coach; :
OUT Q=......a little bit."
For the third straight week rain is making an appearance on the Friday
Football Extra slate of games, but unlike the past two weeks, the wet stuff has
not been persistent enough to cause any postponements.
Here's a look at where our Friday Football Extra crews are hanging out on
this the next to last week of the regular season.
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Many folks will be checking out the outcome of the William Byrd-Rockbridge
game tonight in Vinton.
After being picked to finish dead last in the Blue Ridge, the Terriers are
7-and-1 and on the verge of making the playoffs.
IN Q="The group really...
((JEFF HIGHFILL/WILLIAM BYRD HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Jeff Highfill/William Byrd Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...breaks offensively."
Steve Mason is coming up at six with your college game day previews and much
Have a good night everybody.
take a break
Dozen of screaming fans welcomed the King of Pop to Germany today.
Michael Jackson stepped off the plane in unusual fashion, wearing dark
glasses and a mask.
He'll be on a celebrity game show billed as his first such European T-V
Fans tried to climb aboard his luxury mini-van as his entourage drove out of
Jackson will appear on Z-D-F television's "Wanna bet?" show tommorrow night
to perform the world premiere of his latest single "Earth Song," due out on
Many people have seen their lives change as a result of the O-J Simpson
trial-- including the attorneys.
SUPER=03-Los Angeles/File Tape;
People Magazine reports that prosecuting attorneys Marcia Clark and
Christopher Darden could be getting married.
Darden has reportedly said he is romantically involved with Clark and wants
to marry her as soon as she resolves her divorce and child custody case.
Yesterday, though, Clark told the New York Post the rumors of a marriage
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What if we got another six inches of rain in one day- -on top of a week of
Surely there've been some improvements that would prevent the kind of
devastation we suffered in the flood of '85.
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Keith Humphry says: "don't bank on it."
There have been SOME things done, Jean.
I-FLOWS, for one, would warn us of flood waters upstream. And some
buildings have been bolstered against high water.
But ten years after the flood of '85, the flood reduction project on the
Roanoke River is still just a concept.
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((KIT KISER/ROANOKE UTILITIES DIRECTOR: TO WIDEN BUT NOT DEEPEN. WE WILL NOT
BE DOING ANY "DREDGE WORK." WE'LL COME UP ABOUT TWO FEET ABOVE THE NORMAL FLOW
OF THE RIVER, THEN CUT INTO THE BANK.))
SUPER=01-Kit Kiser/Roanoke Utilities Director
OUT Q=into the bank.
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Coming up in half an hour, Jean, will see what the hold-up is in getting
the project started.
Thanks Keith-- and that's NEWS-7 at FIVE-- NEWS-7 at SIX is 30-minutes
away, have a nice weekend. GOodnight.