Up next on News 7 at five-
The government could shut down in five days- We'll find out what the
problem is in Washington.
Jack Kevorkian's latest patient may not have been terminally ill after
Plus Marcia Clark makes a multi million dollar deal.
Fast changing weather once again as we approach the weekend.
Warmer and wetter conditions just ahead.
On Health Check-- another report about unsafe conditions in meat and
poultry processing plants.
Two consumer groups have teamed up to lobby for change.
The story, plus-- the mind, the body and the spirit-- and the wellness
connection in between.
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((IF THE GOVERNMENT SHUTS DOWN THEN HIS FINGERPRINTS ARE GOING TO BE ALL OVER
OUT Q=ALL OVER IT."
Senator Bob Dole and other Republicans lash out at the President.
GRAPHIC=news-7 at five
Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at FIVE, I'm Jean Jadhon.
At issue- whether the government will shut down next week.
If it does, 800 thousand workers could be furloughed, some historic sites
could close and veterans could see benefits delayed.
Beginning Tuesday, funding runs out for most agencies, unless there's an
agreement on a stop gap funding bill.
The Republicans passed a bill last night- but Democrats don't like it and
the President's promised to veto it.
((SEN. TOM DASCHLE/D- SENATE MINORITY LEADER: IT'S A TURKEY STUFFED WITH ALL
KIDS OF DISASTROUS ELEMENTS THAT HAVE TO COME OUT.))
((REP. NEWT GINGRICH/R- HOUSE SPEAKER: WITH NO HELP FROM THE PRESIDENT, WITH NO
LEADERSHIP FROM THE WHITE HOUSE WE ARE PASSING A CONTINUING RESOLUTION TO KEEP
THE GOVERNMENT OPEN.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Tom Daschle/(D) Minority Leader; :00
SUPER=01-Rep. Newt Gingrich/(R) House Speaker; :10
OUT Q=the government open."
Congress has until midnight Monday to create a spending bill.
Washington has reached this point because Congress failed to pass a
budget on time so now the government is operating on temporary funding.
It appears progress is being made in Bosnian peace talks in Ohio.
Bosnia's Muslims and Croats have agreed to strengthen their federation.
((WARREN CHRISTOPHER/SECRETARY OF STATE: FRANKLY I'M ENCOURAGED BY THE FACT
THE PARTIES ARE TALKING DIRECTLY DEALING AGGRESSIVELY WITH THE PROBLEMS THEY
FACE. THERE'S A LONG WAY TO GO YET BU THOPE MY PRESENCE OUT THERE TOMORROW MAY
ASSIST THE NEGOTIATORS IN MAKING SOME PROGRESS.))
SUPER=01-Warren Christopher/Secretary of State;
OUT Q=in making some progress."
Christopher will preside over a signing ceremony tomorrow that involves
the two factions.
Did a woman who died with Jack Kevorkian present have cancer or not?
SUPER=03-Oakland Co., MI;
The Medical Examiner said he found no cancer in Patricia Cashman's body-
The autopsy excluded only the woman's brain and spinal cord.
But Kevorkian's attorney denies the M-E's findings- Now he says he'll sue
the the American Medical Association.
((GEOFFREY FIEGER/KEVORKIAN'S ATTORNEY: AND ASK THEM TO PROVE THAT PATRICIA
CASHMAN ACTUALLY DIDN'T HAVE CANCER LIKE THEY PUBLICLY STATED.))
SUPER=01-Geoffrey Fieger/Kevorkian's Attorney;
OUT Q=THEY PUBLICLY STATED.
The autopsy revealed Cashman died of carbon monoxide poisoning and the
death was ruled a homicide.
Lynchburg Democrats say they may sue the city's voter registrar in a dispute
over legislative districts.
About 49 voters were told last weekend they'd been voting in the wrong
district for at least four years.
Democrats say moving people out of the 23rd District and into the 22nd just
days before the election smells of dirty politics.
IN Q=Obviously 49 votes
SUPER=01-Ray Perkins/Lynchburg Democratic Chairman; :00
OUT Q=raise some concerns.
Registrar Carol Spencer Read says the mistake was made four years ago, when
Democrat Linda Arnold was still registrar.
IN Q=I feel that
SUPER=01-Carol Spencer Read/Lynchburg Voter Registrar; :00
OUT Q=vote incorrectly.
Read says her office handled the problem correctly once it was discovered.
Governor George Allen wasn't the only one in his family who did not win big
First Lady Susan Allen got one vote for the House of Delegates seat and one
vote for the Senate seat representing the first couple-- NOT enough to upset
incumbent Democrats Jean Cunningham and Benny Lambert.
The Richmond registrar's office confirms there were only two write- in votes
cast in the Allens' downtown precinct, which had NO Republican candidates on
The culprit must have been the Governor himself, who had to borrow a pen and
ask how to write in candidates.
IN Q=You'll probably
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: YOU'LL PROBABLY FIGURE IT OUT ONCE THE POLLS ARE CLOSED.
Cartoon character? OH, NO, NO, NO. I WOULD NEVER DO SOMETHING AS FRIVOLOUS AS
OUT Q=as that.
Susan Allen did NOT write in any candidates.
The Governor said she wasn't having as much fun as he was.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Straight ahead on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- an aquarium at Smith Mountain Lake? It
And a little later, more than 600-million people have traveled the scenic
Blue Ridge Parkway. We'll hear from the lucky couple.
Ahead on Health Check-- just how safe is the meat you eat? A recent
support may shock you.
Plus a talent search is on in Blacksburg.
Patrick Evans is sizing up the competition and has a live report later on
NEWS-7 at FIVE.
The RADVA Corporation of Radford has sold most of its plastic-foam building
panel business to a North Carolina firm.
Ecological Systems bought 80 percent of RADVA's Thermastructure, Limited
Under the agreement, Thermastructure will have exclusive rights to make and
market the panels in most of the U.S.
RADVA will still build the machines used to make those panels, to sell to
its other licensed manufacturers overseas.
((LUTHER DICKENS/RADVA PRESIDENT: IT ALLOWS US TO FOCUS OUR ATTENTION ON WHAT
WE DO BEST, WHICH IS TECHNOLOGY AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF PRODUCTS, AND THE
BUILDING OF THE MACHINES TO PRODUCE THOSE PRODUCTS. ))
SUPER=01-Luther Dickens/RADVA President;
OUT Q=produce those products.
RADVA is already moving equipment out of its plant on 17th Street in
Thermastructure has built an addition on to the former Inland Motor building
on Rock Road, and should be in production there in the next couple of weeks.
A little more than a month ago there was talk about 400 new jobs on the way
at the Goodyear plant in Danville.
But not so fast.
The jobs were scheduled to come on line IF the plant went to a 24-hour
But that hasn't happened yet.
Goodyear and its workers' union can't agree on the changes that'll have to
take place to make the plant a continuous operation.
Talks between the negotiating committees have broken off, with no new
Goodyear is contemplating the move to respond to the high demand for medium
radial truck tires.
Franklin County officials are fishing for support at Smith Mountain Lake-
as sketches of a proposed aquarium are complete.
It would go up on land earmarked for a public park, but right now officials
are trying to find money to get the project rolling.
IN Q=Of course
((NEIL SIGMON/FRANKLIN CO. PARKS: OF COURSE FUNDING IS ALWAYS GOING TO BE THE
MAIN, MAJOR STUMBLING BLOCK. BUT WE HAVE YET TO DETERMINE THE LEASE
SUPER=01-Neil Sigmon/Franklin Co. Parks;
OUT Q=lease agreement
Officials hope to get funding from state and federal agencies-- or from
Supporters say an aquarium would boost tourism in the county, plus serve as
an educational center.
IN Q=The whole notion
((DAVID HILL/PROJECT LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT: THE WHOLE NOTION OF THE AQUARIUM CAME
OUT AS PART OF OUR DESIGN PROCESS OVER THE SUMMER. RESIDENTS TOLD US THEY WOULD
REALLY LIKE AN AQUARIUM THERE. AND ONCE WE STARTED INVESTIGATING WHAT AN
AQUARIUM MIGHT BE, THEN THE IDEA STARTED TO COME TOGETHER. ))
SUPER=01-David Hill/Project Landscape Architect;
OUT Q=come together
The aquarium would house a wide variety of fish including striped bass,
trout and walleye.
groovy music under
Do you think you've got what it takes to be on stage? That's what many
performers at Virginia Tech think.
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How would YOU like to be a star? Paramount's Kings Dominion is looking for
some right now at Virginia Tech. DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
As Patrick Evans explains, the talent search has arrived in Blacksburg, and
someone you know may just get that big part.
Patrick are you doing a little soft-shoe or some singing?
(ROLL CUE: HERE'S A LOOK)
OUT Q=nat sound dissolve
SUPER=01-Sandee Flores/Paramount's Kings Dominion;
(ROLL VIDEO OVER INTERVIEW)
DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN
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Dont'go away-- Another player in the O-J Simpson trial is making money off
And on Health Check, the mind-body connection, and it's importance in
Wellness experts tell us about some innovative programs to help the immune
IN Q=What we find
((WHAT WE FIND IS WHEN THE BODY RELAXES THAT'S WHEN THE BODY STARTS TO HEAL. ))
OUT Q=to heal.
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A new report today releasing details of unsanitary conditions in meat and
poultry processing plants.
SUPER=03-Washington DC; :
The study found that in some plants-- meat is exposed to maggots and other
Nancy Donley's son died from a form of E-Coli bacteria.
((NANCY DONLEY: ONE
PLANT ARGUED THAT GROUND MEAT, RETURNED WHILE ON IT'S WAY TO A SCHOOL LUNCH
PROGRAM COULDN'T HAVE FALLEN ON THE FLOOR-- ALTHOUGH IT WAS FOUND TO BE MIXED
WITH CEMENT, GRAVEL AND WOOD CHIPS. MY ONLY CHILD IS DEAD TODAY BECAUSE OF
PRACTICES SUCH AS THIS. ))
SUPER=07-Nancy Donley; :
OUT Q=such as this.
A meat inspection representative says cuts in the number of inspectors
makes it impossible for thorough investigations.
IN Q=It takes
((DAVE CARNEY/NATIONAL JOINT COUNCIL OF FOOD INSPECTION LOCALS: IT TAKES AN
INSPECTOR 64 MINUTES TO COLLECT A SAMPLE, PACKAGE IT UP, MAIL IT OFF TO A
LABORATORY AND SAD TO SAY THAT WE ARE SO SHORT THAT INSPECTORS CAN ONLY SPEND
TEN MINUTES IN SOME OF THESE PROCESSING PLANTS.))
SUPER=01-Dave Carney/Joint Council of Food Inspection Locals; :
OUT Q=processing plants
The study today was issued by the Center for Science in the Public Interest
and the Government Accountability Project.
The mainstream medical community has been embracing innovative wellness
programs-- praising their value in helping to heal the mind and the body.
Today, Roanoke's Mental Health Association offered a sampling of these
once alternative practices.
IN Q=They are
SUPER=01-Judy Fulop/Wellness Consultant; :22
SUPER=01-Julie Lusk/Health Management Center; 1:00
OUT Q=they're thinking.
They are learning about different ways to deal with chronic pain. Relying
on the psyche rather than pharmaceutical.
More and more often, medical journals are lending credence to practices
like yoga, imagery and biofeedback-- with proof these practices can help
patients reduce hypertension, improve digestion and actually RELAX.
IN Q=If we're always
((JUDY FULOP/WELLNESS CONSULTANT: IF WE'RE ALWAYS STRESSED OUT OUR SYMPATHETIC
NERVOUS SYSTEM IS ALWAYS TURNED ON. WHEN OUR SYMPATHETIC NERVOUS SYSTEM IS
TURNED ON OUR FIGHT OR FLIGHT MECHANISM IN OUR HEART IS RACING. OUR MUSCLES
ARE PUMPING AND THAT'S NOT WHEN THE BODY CAN HEAL ITSELF. THE HEALING TIME IS
WHEN THE PARA-SYMPATHETIC BODY SYSTEM IS IN EFFECT. SO BY MEDITATING, BY DOING
IMAGERY, BY DOING A LOT OF THINGS THAT CALM A PERSON DOWN, THEN THE BODY
NORMALLY GOES BACK TO A RELAXED STATE AND NORMALLY IS IN A HEALTHY PLACE. ))
OUT Q=healthy place.
It seems some employers around the country may also be catching on to the
But still, to snatch mental health breaks at work, it might be necessary to
steal a little solitude.
IN Q=When someone
((JULIE LUSK/HEALTH MANAGEMENT CENTER: WHEN SOMEONE ACTUALLY STOPS TO THINK AT
WORK, THINKING APPEARS TO BE NON-THINKING. SOME OF THE THINGS PEOPLE CAN DO IS
JUST SOME SIMPLE YOGA STRETCHES JUST BY OPENING UP THEIR ARMS.IN FACT YOGA HAS
BEEN SHOWN IN SOME STUDIES TO BE BETTER FOR CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME THEN WEARING
SPLINTS. AND THERE'S STRETCHES FOLKS CAN DO TO HELP THEIR POSTURE AND ENERGY
LEVEL AT WORK. AND ONE OF THE KEYS ALSO IS JUST USING THE BREATH TO RELAX AND
OXYGENATE THE SYSTEM AND IMPROVE CONCENTRATION, MEMORY, AND HOW WELL THEY'RE
OUT Q=they're thinking.
Tai chi, meditation, laughter, massage and therapeutic touch are just a few
more of the potentially-healing, and definitely relaxing practices now being
endorsed by many doctors, nurses and mental health professionals.
The Roanoke Express isn't the only team practicing on the ice at the
Roanoke Civic Center.
Mike has the story on some younger hockey players trying to take it to a
Thank you ladies and welcome to this afternoon's two minute ticker.
Let's begin this chilly night on the ice!
The Roanoke Valley Youth Hockey Association is raising funds to send a
team to the Can-Am National Hockey Tournament in Montreal Quebec.
Thanks to the excitement generated by the Roanoke Express, the Youth Hockey
program has 260 kids ages 5 through 17.
17 of those players in the 15 to 17 year old age bracket will will make up
the Roanoke Junior Express travel squad.
The trip will allow the team to experience hockey at a national level and
it will also serve as a cultural experience.
((DICK PITMAN/VALLEY YOUTH HOCKEY ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT: ))
((PIERRE PAIEMENT/ROANOKE EXPRESS GENERAL MANAGER: ))
SUPER=01-Dick Pitman/Valley Youth Hockey Assoc. Pres.; :
SUPER=01-Pierre Paiement/Roanoke Express General Mgr.; :
OUT Q=........STICK TOGETHER."
The association is seeking corporate sponsors from the valley and with the
cooperation of the Roanoke Express and the Roanoke Civic center kids from the
Midget hockey team will be accepting donations from spectators in between
periods at Express Hockey games.
The group needs to raise 25-thousand dollars for the tournament which is
scheduled for February 22nd through the 25th.
Bad news for Chicago Bulls fans, and those of you tattoo lovers out there.
Dennis Rodman, the NBA's rebounding king has injured a calf muscle and will
now be out for a month.
Rodman told a Chicago radio station this afternoon that he injured the leg
while diving into the stands for a loose ball Tuesday night.
SUPER=03-Landover, MD/Hornets vs. Bullets; :00
Last night Allan Bristow and the Hornets missed Alonzo Mourning for the first
time this season.
Glen Rice, the newcomer, playing in just his third game, since the Mourning
trade led all scorers with 38.
But the Hornets didn't have anyone big and bad enough to stop 7 foot 7 inch
Gheorghe Muresan, who takes the feed from Robert Pack and hammers in the two
Big George would net a career high
31 points and corral 9 rebounds to lead the Bullets to a 110-to-96 win over
Coming up at six, Roy Stanley has a preseason look at the ODAC women's
Plus it was media day for the Atlantic Ten. We'll hear from Coaches Foster,
Calipari and Chaney, as well.
Have a nice evening everybody.
take a break
The Blue Ridge Parkway honored its 600 millionth visitor today.
Sara and Domar (DOE-mar) Knudson (kah-NOOD-son) were traveling from Hawaii
along the Parkway on their way to a new home in Charleston, South Carolina.
They happened to sign the roster at the visitor's center and mentioned where
they would be spending the night. (/////SOT/////)
IN Q=They called us
((DOMAR KNUDSON/600 MILLIONTH PARKWAY VISITOR: THEY CALLED US AN HOUR AFTER
WE'D GOTTEN THERE AND SAID TO STAY BY THE PHONE. WE SAID SURE. WE WERE GETTING
UNPACKED AND THE FRONT DESK CALLED AND THAT'S WHERE WE MET CATHERINE AND THAT'S
WERE IT ALL KINDA STARTED.))
SUPER=01-Domar Knudson/600 Millionth Parkway Visitor;
OUT Q=all kinda started.
Catherine Fox with the Roanoke Valley Convention and Visitor's Bureau
surprised the couple at their hotel.
Local merchants showered them with gifts.
They also got an invitation to return to the parkway for a four day stay with
free passes to over 30 attractions.
First it was Kato Kaelin, then an ousted juror, and now prosecutor Marcia
Clark has hit the publishing jackpot.
SUPER=03-Los Angeles/File Tape;
Sources say the Los Angeles prosecutor will get an estimated four million
dollars to write a book about the O-J Simpson trial.
The book will be published next fall in hardback, with a paperback to
Clark's fellow prosecutor Christopher Darden has already signed
a book deal.
His is worth considerably less: one-point-seven million.
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(ROBIN tosses to Jean)
Tonight at Six, a look at downtown Salem's success.
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Keith Humphry is in the newsroom with a preview.
As you know, Jean, many downtowns are plagued with empty storefronts.
But that's not the case on Main Street in Salem where antique stores are
multiplying, and other businesses are benefitting from their success.
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We'll have that story and all the news in half an hour on NEWS-7 at SIX.
Thanks, that's it for News-7 at FIVE, I'll be back again at 11. Goodnight.