Up next on News 7 at five-
Lawmakers pass a bill that'll keep the government running through
A huge fire roars through several businesses in Baltimore.
Plus we'll tell you about a trek across the antarctic.
Rain followed by high winds and colder temperatures. Another blustery
weekend on the way.
On Health Check-- it's one of the biggest breakthroughs toward finding a
cure for AIDS.
IN Q=We believe these
((WE BELIEVE THESE FINDINGS POINT TO NEW DIRECTIONS IN VACCINE AND DRUG
DEVELOPMENT AGAINST H.I.V. AIDS. ))
The story, plus-- marijuana is the drug of choice for America's teens. Now
it's use is on the rise.
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((WE HAVE A COMMON SENSE PLAN. THE PRESIDENT HAS NONE., WE INTEND TO GET THE
OUT Q=TO GET THE JOB DONE."
That's the word from Republicans.
The house passes a stop gap spending bill.
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Good Evening this is News-7 at Five, I'm Jean Jadhon.
The bill keeps the government going until December First.
The Senate is expected to act on the bill and send it to the President
But he says more debate is needed and he's promised to veto it.
((BUT WE CAN NOT HAVE THAT SERIOUS DEBATE UNDER THE THREAT OF A GOVERNMNT
DEFAULT OR SHUTDOWN AND WE CANNOT CUT MEDICARE, EDUCATION, AND THE ENVIRONMENT
AS A CONDITION OF KEEPING THE GOVERNMENT OPEN.))
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The current temporary measure that funds the government is set to expire at
Secretary of State Christopher calls it a first step forward.
He's referring to an agreement between Bosnia's Mulims and Croats-
It beefs up their political and economic union.
((WARREN CHRISTOPHER/SECRETARY OF STATE: ABOVE ALL I THINK THE PEOPLE OF BOSNIA
AND HERCEGOVNIA DESERVE A CHANCE TO LIVE TOGETHER IN PEACE. THEY'VE BEEN ABLE
TO DO SO INT HE PAST. THEY HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO DEMONSTRATE THAT THEY CAN DO
SO AGAIN. THEY CERTAINLY DO DESERVE A CHANCE TO DO SO AGAIN.))
SUPER=01-Warren Christopher/Secretary of State;
OUT Q=DO SO AGAIN (DOUBLE OUTCUE!)
The agreement was signed today in Ohio.
The phone lines between Virginia's state Senators have been busy since
The historic 20- 20 split is ripe with options for political dealmaking.
Ellen Qualls is in our Richmond newsroom.
What's the latest on how to divvy up the powers?
Well Jean, just yesterday we were talking about a potential lawsuit from
Republicans to keep Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer from tipping the scales all
the way to the Democrats.
Today, the state's top Republican reluctantly weighed in on the issue.
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: I WOULD HOPE THAT WE COULD, THAT THEY COULD -- IT'S NOT
FOR ME AS A GOVERNOR TO DICTATE OR MANDATE HOW TO DO IT -- I WOULD HOPE THAT
THEY COULD WORK TOGETHER TO ORGANIZE IN A WAY THAT'S FAIR. THAT'S REFLECTIVE
OF THE ACTUAL EQUAL SPLIT AND THE POWER-SHARING THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE. AND I
WOULD HOPE THAT RATHER THAN EVERYONE AT EACH OTHER'S THROATS, WE COULD TRY TO
WORK TOGETHER IN MOVING VIRGINIA FORWARD.))
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Allen went on to say that a lawsuit would NOT be productive, in his opinion.
Meanwhile, the white hot spotlight that has shone on Franklin County
Democrat Virgil Goode for three days is now being shared by Fairfax Republican
Senator Jane Woods.
Both have been contacted by the other party to switch sides and create a
Goode of course told us Wednesday he's comfortable as a Democrat for now.
We spoke with Jane Woods this afternoon, and she said she had "NO intention
AT THIS TIME of switching parties," but that "this is NOT the Republican party
that I was proud to be a part of when I first got involved in politics."
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So there will be a lot of politicking to watch next week Jean.
A Henry County Supervisor who lost his election on a tie- breaker says he
will ask for a recount.
Simon Spencer thought he had won by a single vote on Tuesday, but a spoiled
ballot was later ruled valid.
SUPER=04-Cable 6 Videotape;
And in a tie-breaker the next day, the name of challenger Debra Buchanan
(byoo-CAN-nuhn) was drawn from a basket.
Spencer has been reviewing his options with an attorney and says he plans to
request a recount.
IN Q=We may show that
((WE MAY SHOW THAT A RECOUNT MAY SHOW A DIFFERENT OUTCOME. WE MAY ALSO FIND
THERE WERE VOTERS WHO WERE INELIGIBLE TO VOTE OR IF THEY WERE ELIGIBLE MAYBE
THE PROCEDURES WERE NOT FOLLOWED, SO WE NEED TO RESEARCH ALL THOSE THINGS AND
WE'RE DOING THAT.))
SUPER=01-Simon Spencer/Henry Co. Supervisor;
OUT Q=still doing that.
Buchanan has hosted a talk- show on Martinsville television station Cable
Six for five years, and says she looks forward to representing the Horsepasture
District on the Board.
Unless a recount or a court challenge overturn the results of Tuesday's
election, Buchanan will take her seat on the board early next year.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Straight ahead on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- Virginia Tech officials talk about
And in Baltimore-- the worst fire in recent memory is finally under control.
Ahead on Health Check--
An important new development in AIDS research.
Plus-- coming out of a coma after two years.
One patient awakens to sing.
With the holiday season right around the corner, the Roanoke Valley Junior
League has set up the ultimate shopping experience.
Patrick Evans is at the Salem Civic Center and has a live report later on
NEWS-7 at FIVE.
It's being called the worst fire in recent memory in Baltimore.
The eleven alarm blaze broke out at a warehouse- in Southwest Baltimore.
The Hollins Street Exchange houses about 50 businesses.
Several business owners there say they lost everything; many don't have
Homeless people trying to keep warm accidentally started the fire in an
abandoned warehouse next door.
Firefighters from 40 departments were there- They used at least a half dozen
cranes to pour water on the fire.
No reports of any injuries.
A police officer who fatally shot a man is cleared of wrongdoing.
The Henrico County's prosecutor cleared the officer who fatally shot Brad
McCombie after his multi- county crime spree last week.
SUPER=03-Henrico Co./November 1;
McCombie engaged Henrico officer Andi Margiotta (mar-jee-OTTA) in a gun
battle after robbing and abducting a Lynchburg store clerk.
McCombie was killed; Margiotta was wounded.
Henrico Commonwealth's Attorney Toby Vick says it was as clean a self
defense shooting as he could ever hope to have.
Virginia Tech president Paul Torgersen is assuring College of Education
students and faculty their programs and jobs are secure.
They met with Torgersen behind closed doors to hear his proposals for
merging the college into another university department.
Torgersen says the change would save a quarter of a million dollars in
((PAUL TORGERSEN/VA TECH PRESIDENT: BASICALLY THAT'S WHAT WE PLAN TO DO, IS TO
CLOSE JUST THE COLLEGE DEAN'S OFFICE. NONE OF THE STUDENTS, NONE OF THE
PROGRAMS, NONE OF THE FACULTY WILL BE AFFECTED BY THIS. ))
SUPER=01-Paul Torgersen/Va. Tech President;
OUT Q=affected by this.
But some teachers and students say the move diminishes their worth and their
((TERRY GRAHAM/ASSOC. PROFESSOR OF EDUCATION: I WAS HERE TO HELP GIVE BIRTH TO
THIS COLLEGE AND NOW I HAVE TO WATCH THEM BURY IT. THAT'S NOT EASY. I REALLY,
I'VE GOT TO GO THINK ABOUT THIS. ))
SUPER=01-Terry Graham/Assoc. Professor of Education;
OUT Q=think about this.
Torgersen says it's part of an ongoing restructuring effort, which cut
one-and-a-half million dollars from the college two years ago.
A committee will study ways to implement the proposal and report to
Torgersen by January 15th.
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If you haven't finished your Christmas shopping or if you're just beginning
then you'll want to head to the Salem Civic Center.
(patrick ad lib)
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Looking for a good Holiday shopping bargain?
DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
So is Patrick Evans, and today he found one at the Stocked Market, all
thanks to the Junior League.
SUPER=01-Kelly Skelly/Junior League of Roanoke Valley;
DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN
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Don't go away-- Mike will tell us the qualifying results from the NAPA 500
plus a look at the games the Friday Football Extra Crews will be covering
On Health Check-- use of marijuana is increasing among teenagers.
And apparently, many of them don't realize the drug's harmful effects.
IN Q=You actually
((YOU ACTUALLY HEARD ABOUT PEOPLE USING IT TO HELP THEM WITH DIFFERENT DISEASES
THAT THEY HAD SO I THOUGHT IT WAS OK TO SMOKE IT. ))
OUT Q=to smoke it.
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It's one of the biggest breakthroughs yet in AIDS research.
IN Q=It gives me
((DR. NICK DEACON/MACFARLANE BURNET MEDICAL CENTER: IT GIVES ME
PLEASURE TO ANNOUNCE TODAY WHAT WE THINK IS A SCIENTIFIC AND MEDICAL
BREAKTHROUGH BY AUSTRALIAN MEDICAL RESEARCHERS. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Nick Deacon/MacFarlane Burnet Medical Center; :
OUT Q=medical researchers.
SUPER=03-Melbourne, Australia; :
Scientists have discovered a defective form of H-I-V which doesn't cause
They found four people infected with the defective strain for up to 15
years-- though they never suffered a major illness, and it's believed they will
not progress to full-blown AIDS.
The finding could form the basis of an AIDS vaccine.
Marijuana is back and big among teens.
Use by kids in grades eight through 12 has jumped dramatically over the past
three years according to a survey by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
In fact the number of 13-year olds who smoke pot has doubled since 19-92.
Here's Dr. Emily Senay.
IN Q=Marijuana is the
SUPER=03-New York; :13
SUPER=01-Dr. Emily Senay/Reporting; :43
SUPER=01-Peter Provet/Phoenix House; 1:24
OUT Q=Dr. E.S.CBS News, New York.
Marijuana is the most widely used illicit drug in the U.S.
Now, after a 14 year decline, its use among teenagers is on the upswing.
These girls are in treatment at Phoenix House in New York City--some for
alcohol, some for angel dust, some for heroin.
But they all have one thing in
common--they started with pot.
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((CHRISTINA HUPPERT: I STARTED AT THE AGE OF ELEVEN, I SMOKED A JOINT EVERYDAY.
RASHEQUA DOWNS: I STARTED SMOKING AT NINE, TEN.
TIMINEET BRANAGAN: WHEN I STARTED SMOKING POT EVERY DAY I WAS ABOUT 14.
WHAT OTHER DRUGS DID YOU GO ON TO USE?
COCAINE AND HEROIN.))
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Many young girls think that marijuana is a benign drug but the number of
marijuana related medical emergencies has doubled over the last five years.
Case in point: Rashequa Downs. She thought pot was safe--until she had
repeated asthma attacks.
IN Q=You actually
((YOU ACTUALLY HEARD ABOUT PEOPLE USING IT TO HELP THEM FOR
DIFFERENT DISEASES THAT THEY HAD SO I THOUGHT IT WAS OK TO SMOKE IT.))
OUT Q=to smoke it.
But according to the National Institutes of Health Marijuana can
damage the immune system, disrupt the menstrual cycle, cause lung damage
similar to the damage caused by cigarettes, and when used during pregnancy is
associated with low birth weight babies.
Peter Provet is Director of
Adolescent Programs at Phoenix House and says it's not only the medical
effects of marijuana that endangers young girls.
IN Q=Rational though
((RATIONAL THOUGHT IS OUT THE WINDOW AND SO THESE YOUNG GIRLS GET INTO
COMPROMISING SITUATIONS AND ARE HAVING SEX AT AN EARLIER AGE AND ARE NOT
THINKING ABOUT PROTECTION.
I WOULD BE WRECKED OUT OF MY BRAIN ON MARIJUANA AND JUST GO OUT IN THE STREET
LATE AT NIGHT 3, 4 IN THE MORNING LOOKING FOR TROUBLE.))
OUT Q=for trouble
Researchers say it is not clear why antidrug sentiments have eroded
They also say increases in the number of teens using marijuana
will ultimately lead to increases in the number of teens willing to try
Dr. Emily Senay, for CBS News, New York. ))
Parents and teens who want more information
can call the National Clearinghouse on Alcohol and Drug Information at
The federal government hopes to clear up confusion over the fat content of
The F-D-A is proposing that two-percent milk should now be labeled as
"reduced fat" instead of "low-fat".
Skim milk though can still be advertised as "fat free."
The changes would also apply to other dairy foods.
You may have heard about the Florida woman who awoke from almost two years
in a coma.
SUPER=03-Orlando, FL; :
Liz Lacapra's family calls the rate of her recovery a miracle.
IN Q=singing (NAT SOUND)
OUT Q=singing (NAT SOUND)
24 hours ago Lacapra stumbled to speak. Now, she's singing.
Her family believes throughout the coma she could hear people, but just
The season for the Winston Cup races will end on Sunday.
Mike will take a look at the qualifying for the NAPA 500.
And I guess it's a good chance for Jeff Gordan to pull off the championship.
Good afternoon everybody and welcome to your end of the work week two minute
Let's get the weekend started with some racing, hockey and football news.
First to the hardwater where the Roanoke Express looks for its eighth win of
the season tonight down in Norfolk against pain the in neck rival Hampton
IN Q="WE JUST HAVE...
((FRANK ANZALONE/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Frank Anzalone/Express Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...win on the road."
The Express is back in the Roundhouse
to skate against Erie.
The Winston Cup Warriors are closing out their long season this week in
Atlanta at the NAPA 500.
Darrell Waltrip won the pole position this afternoon and ensured himself a
spot in next February's Busch Clash.
Here's a look at the top 25.
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And this is the final week of the regular in high school football.
After 11 weeks,a number of district title are still up for grabs along with
several playoff spots.
Here's the Friday Football Extra slate of games for week 11.
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OUT Q=...LOGO COMES FULL.
Roy Stanley will be along at six o'clock with your college game day previews
for tomorrow, plus more Cup news from Atlanta.
Have a nice weekend everybody.
take a break
It is considered harder than a marathon and possibly the most dangerous race
on earth, across the most INhospitable region of the planet.
The competitors: a Brit and a Norwegian.
The place: Antarctica.
The event: a contest to become the first man to cross Antarctica on foot
One of the competitors is towing a quarter-ton sled loaded with 220
chocolate bars and 120-bags of nuts. Officials at bases maintained by
the United States and New Zealand in Antarctica say they tried to discourage
the race because of the danger.
But since the continent is open territory, they could not stop it.
The 17-hundred mile journey is expected to take months.
Both plan to finish the trek in February.
(toss to robin)
(robin ad lib)
(robin tosses to jean)
It's been twenty- five years since America lost one of its most decorated
Today veterans gathered in Craig County to honor war hero Audie Murphy.
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Keith Humphry has more on today's memorial service.
Audie Murphy was killed in a plane crash on the side of Brush Mountain.
He was the most decorated soldier in World War II, and starred in more than
The ceremony took place at the Audie Murphy Monument right on the mountain
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and we'll take you there ...coming up on NEWS-7 at SIX.
And that's it for NEWS-7 at FIVE, I'll be back again at eleven. Have a nice