Up next on News 7 at five-
One day after the elections, Republicans and Democrats are talking
about working together.
Colin Powell decides whether he'll run for President. We'll hear from
Plus a triple murder leaves a Halifax County community in shock.
The winter routine will only last for a day. A milder batch of air is headed
On Health Check-- in addition to diet and exercise, we'll feature
another way for women to monitor their risk for osteoporosis-- it's the bone
(Jean AD LIB)
IN Q=The elections
((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: THE ELECTIONS ARE OVER AND THE COMMONWEALTH IS SAFE.))
sot TAPE ONE 10:20;52
((THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN. THAT'S THE WAY IT WORKS.))
OUT Q=it works.
A sobered Governor and some happy Democrats begin to talk about
GRAPHIC=news-7 at five
Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at FIVE, I'm Jean Jadhon...
The Democrats beat back the GOP at the door of the statehouse.
And both sides say they got the message that Virginians want them to start
playing well with others.
Ellen Qualls is in our Richmond newsroom.
What was the morning-after reaction in Richmond?
Jean, perhaps it's good that we didn't see George Allen at last night, and
that he got to sleep on this election.
He came out this morning a kinder, gentler Governor than we haven't seen in
many, many weeks.
IN Q=Now I think it
SUPER=03-Richmond; :07 QUICK
OUT Q=voting for Republicans.
(( SOT TAPE ONE 10:20:58
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: NOW I THINK IT IS TIME THAT WE PUT ASIDE PARTISANSHIP AND
WE WORK TOGETHER.))
The initial message of teamwork was echoed by the Democrats, but with a "he
started it" type theme.
sot 11:09:01 TAPE TWO
((DEL. DICK CRANWELL: THIS GOVERNOR HAS AN OPPORTUNITY TO LAY DOWN THE IN YOUR
FACE POLITICS AND GIVE UP THE STRIDENT RHETORIC.))
But then came the analysis of whose message really got through.
SOT tape one 10:25:24
((57-PERCENT...VOTING FOR REPUBLICANS))
The Democrats guffawed when they heard that one.
House Speaker Tom Moss said their campaign was about schools, and in schools
you learn to count, and he counted a Democrat majority in the House and a tie
in the Senate.
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(question: What about how to divide power in the Senate?)
Election Day brought a sweet victory for John Edwards, but today Roanoke's
Senator- Elect suggested that it wasn't an upset.
On the day after he defeated incumbent republican Brandon Bell with 55
percent of the vote, Edwards said he never lost confidence that he would win.
He says periodic polling confirmed that the democrats had the issues on
IN Q=I was confident
SUPER=01-John Edwards/State Senator-Elect;
OUT Q=focused on those issues.
Edwards say the creation of a Higher Education Center for the Roanoke
Valley will be among his highest priorities.
Colin Powell says the presidency is a calling he does not hear yet.
With that, Powell says he will not run for President in 1996.
((COLIN POWELL/RETIRED GENERAL: IT WOULD REQUIRE SACRIFICES AND CHANGES IN OUR
LIFE THAT WOULD BE DIFFICULT FOR US TO MAKE AT THIS TIME THE WELFARE OF MY
FAMILY HAD TO BE UPPERMOST IN MY MIND.))
SUPER=01-Colin Powell/Retired General;
OUT Q=UPPERMOST IN MY MIND."
The retired general says he's also ruled out being someone's vice
presidential running mate.
A Halifax County community is mourning after three people were shot and
killed inside their homes last night.
SUPER=03-Halifax Co./This Morning;
Police say Marion Hackney Martin was shot to death in her mobile home on
Wolftrap Road at around 8 last night.
Her husband, 35- year old Raleigh Dean Martin is charged in the murder.
Police believe Martin is responsible for two other killings that occurred
shortly after his wife's murder.
The bodies of 32- year old Joseph Siff-ert, Junior and his girlfriend, 42-
year old Barbara Hackney were recovered from a nearby home.
IN Q=I didn't
((MONTY REDD/FAMILY FRIEND: I DIDN'T REALLY KNOW MUCH ABOUT JOSEPH, I DIDN'T
KNOW, YOU KNOW I WASN'T AROUND MUCH WHEN HE WAS IN THE PICTURE. BARBARA YOU
KNOW WAS WELL LIKED IN THE COMMUNITY, YOU KNOW EVERYONE LIKED HER AND
EVERYTHING, SHE TREATED ME LIKE, MY MOM DIED WHEN I WAS REAL YOUNG, SHE TREATED
ME LIKE A SON AND EVERYTHING WHEN ME AND GREG WAS HANGING TOGETHER. ))
SUPER=01-Monty Redd/Family Friend;
OUT Q=was hanging together.
Raleigh Martin's bond was denied this morning.
Meanwhile, police say they're working NON- stop on the investigation and
expect to file additional charges.
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More on last night's victories and defeats throughout our region a little
later in the newscast--
But first-- a fifth person is arrested in the assassination of Israeli Prime
Minister Yitzhak Rabin. We'll have the latest.
On Health Check-- a warning to people taking a certain kind of dietary
Plus, a report for women on preventing osteoporosis.
Patrick Evans has moved from the campaign trail to the HIKING trail.
He has a live interview with two men who have some stories of the trails to
tell when NEWS-7 at Five continues.
Police have arrested several more people for their alleged part in the
assasination of Yitzhak Rabin.
The Israeli Prime Minister was gunned down Saturday in Tel Aviv.
SUPER=03-Tel Aviv, Israel;
In all five people are in custody- including the head of an extreme
The group is suspected of either plotting the murder or having advance
knowledge of it.
Also under arrest, a seminary student thought to be a friend of the
Police today also continued their investigation searching the home of the
alleged gunman for more clues.
Billy Layne is serving two life terms for abduction and murder, but today
his attorney asked a panel of judges to reverse his conviction.
A Winchester jury convicted Layne of murdering 11- year- old Phadra Carter,
the Rockbridge County girl who disappeared from her home in September, of 93.
Today, his attorney said the jury should not have heard testimony about a
conversation in which Layne allegedly discussed another inmate's rape fantasy.
IN Q=We asked the court
((TERRY GRIMES/LAYNE'S ATTORNEY: WE ASKED THE COURT TO NOT ADMIT THAT EVIDENCE
ON THE GROUNDS THAT IT'S NOT RELEVANT AND HEARSAY. THE COURT ADMITTED IT AND
WE RESPECTFULLY SUGGEST THAT WAS AN ERROR.))
SUPER=01-Terry Grimes/Layne's Attorney;
OUT Q=that was an error.
Lawyers aren't expecting a ruling from the appeals court for at least four
to six months.
If the GOP had accomplished its goal yesterday, he could have been speaker
of the House.
Instead Vance Wilkins will remain as House Minority Leader in the General
Assembly for another two years.
Steve Smallshaw talked with the Amherst County Republican today, Steve what
does Wilkins have to say about yesterday's results?
Jean, despite the numbers,
Vance Wilkins does not consider this a setback for Virginia Republicans.
Wilkins held up his end of things when he defeated Augusta County Democrat
Ed Plunkett by a comfortable margin.
He says Plunkett waged one of the most bitter campaigns he's seen in his
And as far as how the G-O-P fared last night, Wilkins isn't concerned.
IN Q=This is a temporary
((DEL. VANCE WILKINS/R- AMHERST: THIS IS A TEMPORARY BLIP.. .DRIVE TOWARD
SUPER=01-Del. Vance Wilkins/(R) Amherst; :00
OUT Q=drive toward victory.
Wilkins will be joined in the General Assembly by his former legislative
aide Preston Bryant who won the 23rd District seat last night.
We'll have more on that and what will happen to Bryant's seat on Lynchburg
city council at 6. Jean?
Voters in the 39th Senate District have sent Madison Marye back for another
Like most Democrats across the state, the 22- year incumbent from Shawsville
campaigned on a platform of improving education.
((SEN. MADISON MARYE/(D) SHAWSVILLE: I FEEL THAT MY ELECTION WAS PARTIALLY
BROUGHT ABOUT CERTAINLY BY THE DEMISE OF THE GLOBAL COLLEGE. AND I THINK WE'VE
GOT TO GET GOING AGAIN IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA WITH OUR SCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITIES.
OUT Q=and universities.
Marye was challenged by Blacksburg realtor Pat Cupp- Cupp outspent the
incumbent by more than 60 thousand dollars in the most expensive 39th district
race to date.
((PAT CUPP: I'M A WINNER BECAUSE I'VE HAD A GREAT TIME, I'VE LEARNED A LOT AND
HE WILL BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE NOW. HE'S ALREADY BEEN OUT IN PUBLIC, HE'S SAID
THINGS, NOW HE'S GONNA HAVE TO GO BACK AND PRODUCE. ))
OUT Q=back and produce.
The 39th District covers Montgomery Grayson and Smyth Counties, parts of
Carroll and Pulaski Counties and the city of Galax.
groovy music under
It might be chilly outside, but many hikers say now is the perfect time to
hit the trails.
(patrick ad lib)
stocks bump next
What does hiking have to do with children's stories? Well, sometimes the
obscure can be made obvious.
DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Patrick Evans knows the connection, which has a local flavor.
SUPER=01-Mark Miller/Old Forge Productions;
SUPER=01-Steve Carroll/Old Forge Productions;
(ROLL OVER INTERVIEW)
DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN
healthy music under
Don't go away-- Mike has UVa basketball news as well as some Express
Highlights in tonight's Two Minute Ticker.
On Health Check-- another way to make sure you're beating out osteoporosis.
Many doctors are now recommending bone density scans for almost all women
IN Q=I think we are
((I THINK WE ARE ON THE VERGE OF SHOWING WE CAN PREVENT THE DISEASE. DATA IS
COMING IN NOW, HOPEFULLY WITHIN THE NEXT COUPLE YEARS MOST INSURANCE
COMPANIES WILL APPROVE IT. ))
OUT Q=approve it.
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A warning for people who take dietary supplements containing the stimulant
The F-D-A says they might be risking heart attacks, seizures and other
More than 330 Americans have suffered side effects from products containing
ephedrine -- and 12 have died.
Proponents claim they boost energy and help weight loss.
But those supplements are sold with little federal oversight.
Many women are exercising and taking calcium-- but they still can't be sure
they've got osteoporosis beat.
The best way to get an answer is with a bone density scan.
Now, many doctors are saying almost all women over age 50 should have the
IN Q=I see my
SUPER=07-Lorraine Rossi; :04
SUPER=03-New York; :24
SUPER=01-Michael Freedman/New York University; :29
OUT Q= she has.
IN Q=I see my
(( LORRAINE ROSSI: I SEE MY MOTHER INCAPACITATED NOW, AND I CERTAINLY DON'T
WANT TO BE IN THAT SITUATION. I WANT TO BE IN MY 80'S AND 90'S AND BE HEALTHY
Osteoporosis affects 20 million American women, causes one million bone
fractures a year, and is expected to be responsible for 45 billion dollars in
medical costs over the next ten years.
Despite the statistics, many women are still unaware they need to be
tested for the disease.
IN Q=If women don't
(( DR. MICHAEL FREEDMAN/NEW YORK UNIVERSITY: IF WOMEN DON'T PAY ATTENTION TO
THEIR BONES IT ACTUALLY BECOMES ONE OF THE MORE COMMON CAUSES OF DEATH AS THEY
GET OLDER AND ALSO TERRIFIC AMOUNTS OF DISABILITY.))
Women at greatest risk for osteoporosis are generally thin, white,
physically inactive, have a diet low in calcium and don't get much sunlight.
But even women who don't fall into this high risk group should consider
having the test.
IN Q=Once a woman
((ONCE A WOMAN IS NO LONGER MENSTRUATING AND HER ESTROGEN LEVELS HAVE DROPPED
SHE SHOULD THEN AT LEAST GET A BASELINE BONE DENSITOMETRY TO SEE HOW MUCH BONE
SHE HAS. ))
OUT Q=she has.
Many insurers still aren't picking up the tab for this test-- even though
by knowing a patient's bone density, doctors can intervene and treat
osteoporosis before bones become so brittle they break.
College and professional basketball is warming up--
Mike has some NBA hoops scores and some Express highlights from the
Roundhouse, in tonight's ticker.
Good evening everybody and welcome to your midweek Two MInute sports
Let's get started on this chilly evening with some hot news from the
First off down in
in Chatham this morning, six foot 10 center Melvin Whitaker signed a letter
of intent to play for the University of Virginia.
Whitaker, who spent the 1994-95 season at Oak Hill Academy, did not have
the S-A-T scores to qualify for a Division One Scholarship back in June.
But his post graduate work has improved and Whitaker expects to make the
necessary scores this time. Roy Stanley will have more on Whitaker at six.
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/Last Night;
In other basketball action, the Charlotte Hornets won their 11th straight
over the Detroit Pistons by picking up a 108-to-96 victory in the Queen City
Dell Curry led the Hornets' attack with 27 points including 18 in the final
IN Q="It was...
((DELL CURRY/27 POINTS LAST NIGHT:))
((GLEN RICE/17 POINTS LAST NIGHT:))
SUPER=01-Dell Curry/27 Points Last Night; :00
SUPER=01-Glen Rice/17 Points Last Night; :07
OUT Q=...them doing it."
The Roanoke Express improved to 7 and 5 on the season last night, beating
South Carolina 6-3 in front of over three thousand fans at the Round House.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Stingrays vs. Express; :00
Roanoke goalie Matt DelJuidice made 31 saves and improved to 6 and OH in
games he has played for the Express this season.
IN Q="Last night...
((FRANK ANZALONE/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Frank Anzalone/Express Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...better as a team"
The Express was back on the ice this morning at 11 preparing for this Friday
night's game against Hampton Roads on the road. While Roanoke is tied for
second place with the Admirals in the East Division, there are plenty of kinks
to work out.
IN Q="Our biggest
OUT Q=...in our net"
Coming up at six, Coach Anzalone talks about the teams newly acquired
bruiser in Louie Phillipe Charboneau. Plus Tiki Barber talks about setting a
record and Florida State wants to set the record straight.
The prison system in Alabama has come up with its own version of the
SUPER=03-Limestone Co., AL;
In Limestone County, officials are cracking down on crime inside the
Several people have been caught exposing themselves to prison personnel.
If found guilty, the inmates will be forced to wear bright pink jumpsuits
instead of the white ones
Prison officials believe this will reduce the number of incidents.
IN Q=THEY HAVE
((RALPH HOOKS/LIMESTONE CO. PRISON: THEY HAVE VISITATION ON THE WEEKENDS.
THEY VISIT WITH THEIR FAMILIES, THEY WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR THIS DURING
VISITATIONS AND WE HOPE THAT WILL BE THE BIGGEST DETERRENT, BECAUSE THEY DON'T
WANT THEIR FAMILIES TO KNOW WHAT THEY'VE BEEN DOING INSIDE THE FACILITY.))
SUPER=01-Ralph Hooks/Limestone Co. Prison;
OUT Q=INSIDE THE FACILITY.
So far 10-suits have been made for the inmates, violators will have to wear
pink for 45-days.
(toss to ROBIN)
(ROBIN ad lib)
(ROBIN tosses to Jean)
A Downtown Roanoke cornerstone may be packing it in.
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Keith Humphry joins us now from the newsroom with more on that.
Jean, there has been rumors that Heironimus Department Store's Downtown
location may be closing.
And now in fact the rumors are true.
Coming up tonight on NEWS -7 at SIX, we'll have more on the closing of
Downtown Roanoke's only remaining department store and how much longer it will
double boxes jean/Keith
Jean, that story and more stuff in about 30-minutes on NEWS-7 at SIX.
And that's it for NEWS-7 at FIVE, goodnight.