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Up next on News 7 at five-
A reason to celebrate in Sarajevo- A plan to end the war in Bosnia is
The autopsy is complete on Olympic Skater Sergei Gringov.
Plus the smart highway is supposed to go here, but it's hit a roadblock.
The winds are still whipping out of the northwest. Things will settle down
tomorrow and Thanksgiving looks rather cloudy.
On Health Check-- A popular toddler's toy is criticized as unsafe.
Plus, a report for working moms who want to continue breast feeding their
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Celebrations are on in Sarajevo - while an ocean away in Ohio a Bosnian
Peace Plan is reached.
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Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at FIVE...
The President Broke the news today-
The Presidents' of Bosnia, Croatia and Serbia have agreed to end the war
((PRESIDENT CLINTON: THE STATE WILL BE MADE UP OF TWO PARTS, THE BOSNIAN
CROATIAN FEDERATION AND THE BOSNIAN SERB REPUBLICAN WITHA FAIR DISTRIBUTION OF
LAND BETWEEN THE TWO. THE CAPITAL CITY OF SARAJEVO WILL REMAIN UNITED. THERE
WILL BE AN EFFECTIVE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT INCLUDING A NATIONAL PARLIAMENT, A
PRESIDENCY AND A CONSTITUTIONAL COURT.))
OUT Q=A CONSTITUTIONAL COURT."
A peace signing ceremony was just moments ago.
Now comes the work of enforcing the agreement.
The President wants to send U-S troops as part of a NATO peacekeeping
force, but Congress may oppose it.
Plans for the so-called Smart Road linking Blacksburg and Interstate 81 may
have run into a dead end.
Last night the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors voted NOT to rezone
140 acres of agriculture and forest land needed for the highway.
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Tracy Altizer joins us from Blacksburg. Tracy, what's the reaction from
smart road planners?
Jean, they're absolutely stunned.
I spoke to State Transportation Secretary Robert Martinez on the phone and
he listed off seven resolutions the board passed between 1989 and 1993 in FAVOR
of the smart road.
That was with full knowledge that that land would eventually have to be
The land in question is situated in the Ellett Valley.
Environmentalists and some homeowners there have consistently opposed the
smart road, but the majority of the board had supported it until two members
changed their votes last night.
Now, two million dollars into the planning based on that earlier support,
V-DOT must decide whether to take the matter to court.
IN Q=Where the Smart
((LAURA BULLOCK/VDOT: WHERE THE SMART ROAD GOES FROM HERE IS A MATTER OF
SPECULATION. OUR ATTORNEYS WILL NEED TO LOOK AT THE DECISION THE BOARD HAS MADE
AND THERE ARE ANY NUMBER OF DIRECTIONS WE MIGHT TAKE. BUT FIRST WE NEED TO
DECIDE IF WE'RE GOING TO PROCEED WITH THE PROJECT. ))
SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/Va. Dept. of Transportation;
OUT Q=proceed with the project
Now Secretary Martinez says he's not in the business of pushing projects
that people don't want and elected officials don't support.
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But he doesn't believe the supervisors have considered all the
ramifications, and he's hoping to convince them of the project's merits.
(QUESTION: What are some of the ramifications?)
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The younger of two brothers wanted for a murder in Henry County has
surrendered to police.
18-year-old Harden Ward turned himself in to authorities in Prince
George's County, Maryland this morning.
Meanwhile, the search is still on for 24- year- old Michael Ward.
Both brothers are suspects in last month's shooting death of 25 -year- old
The Wards are also wanted in connection with five armed robberies in Henry
An unrelated armed robbery occurred in the county just last night.
Authorities say at around 11-30, someone robbed the Kroger store on Route
So far no one's been arrested.
Police think he may be responsible for a five state killing spree, and today
alleged serial killer Glen Rogers made a brief appearance in a Kentucky
Rogers was arraigned on charges related to a high speed chase with state
The 33 year old Ohio native is a suspect in the murders of four women, all
of whom he met in bars.
The women were found stabbed or strangled to death.
Investigators also want to question Rogers in connection with the murder of
a Kentucky man who once shared a home with Rogers.
Rogers is described as a drifter who has moved around the country and worked
a variety of jobs.
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Straight ahead on NEWS-7 at FIVE--one presidential hopeful calls it quits.
And an autopsy reveals the cause of death of Olympic gold medalist Sergei
On Health Check--
A consumers group has a warning about a very popular toy-- it may be unsafe
And a scientific committee recommends the government approve Rogaine, as a
treatment for baldness without a prescription.
Patrick is looking for ways to eat healthy even during the holiday season.
He and a dietician will cruise the aisles of a grocery store with some
hints, when NEWS-7 continues.
The Republican Presidential field is getting smaller.
Senator Arlen Specter is dropping out of the race.
A senior campaign official says the Pennsylvania lawmaker will give up
The aide says all that's left is a formal announcement, possibly
Specter presented himself as the sole republican candidate who supported
His campaign though apparently lacked funds and popular support.
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Welfare reform is just seven weeks old in central Virginia, but so far it
seems to be working.
That's the word from area social services directors who say they're mostly
pleased with the changes to this point.
Steve Smallshaw joins us from Lynchburg... Steve, are the reforms working as
planned, are people slowly being weaned off welfare benefits?
Jean, it may still be too early to tell, but area social workers say they've
been surprised with how well the changes have been received.
A big part of that has been changing the mindset of many recipients who have
felt it was not in their best interests to get off welfare.
Officials say despite what the public might think, many of these people do
want to find work.
IN Q=And I think
((SHARON SWEDLOW/WELFARE REFORM COORDINATOR: AND I THINK THERE WAS A MINDSET
THAT WELFARE RECIPIENTS WERE LAZY, THAT WELFARE RECIPIENTS WERE NOT PREPARED
FOR WORK OR THAT WELFARE RECIPIENTS FELT THAT THEY DIDN'T HAVE TO SHOW UP ALL
THE TIME BECAUSE THEY HAD WELFARE TO BACK THEM UP.))
((JEAN EBERHARDT/EMPLOYMENT SERVICES: MOST PEOPLE THAT I HAVE SEEN HAVE BEEN
VERY POSITIVE. THERE ARE A COUPLE THAT HAVE REAL QUESTIONS, BUT FOR THE MOST
PART, PEOPLE ARE SAYING "OH BOY".))
SUPER=01-Sharon Swedlow/Welfare Reform Coordinator; :00
SUPER=01-Jean Eberhardt/Employment Services; :16
OUT Q=saying "oh boy".
And officials say the community support also is starting to come together.
We'll have more on that at 6. Jean?
One fund raising organization in Roanoke celebrated it's seventh year today
by donating more than 60-thousand dollars to charities.
First Fridays is a non-profit organization that raises money by holding
social events on the first Friday of every month in Downtown Roanoke.
Organizers say the fund raising helps fill the gap left by the government.
IN Q=Well, with a
((LISA DOWNIE/FIRST FRIDAYS PRESIDENT: WELL, WITH A LOT OF THE CUT BACKS,
GOVERNMENT CUT BACKS, WITH A LOT OF CHARITIES THEY'RE LOOKING FOR OTHER WAYS TO
GET FUNDING AND THIS S A WAY WE CAN GIVE MONEY TO CHARITIES IN ROANOKE. ALL
THE MONEY HAS TO STAY IN ROANOKE. THAT'S THE CRITERIA.))
SUPER=01-Lisa Downie/First Fridays President;
OUT Q=that's the criteria.
First Fridays donated money to more than a dozen organizations including
Mill Mountain Theater, Salvation Army, Big Brothers and Big Sisters.
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Many people promise themselves they'll watch what they eat AFTER the
holidays. But some dieticians say you can start right now.
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Yesterday we got a taste of vegetarian holiday fare, today we're going to
find out more about eating healthy during this season of food and fun.
DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Joining Patrick today is a registered Dietician who has some advice on how
to avoid your weight loss resolution NEXT year.
SUPER=01-Janice MacLeod/Registered Dietician;
DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN
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The Cavaliers may have lost big to the Hokies last weekend, but six UVa
players have been named to the All A-C-C Team. Mike has that story in the Two
On Health Check, many working mothers still want to breast feed their
It's possible, as more and more companies are making it easier on them.
IN Q=There are over
((THERE ARE OVER ONE HUNDRED COMPANIES IN THE UNITED STATES THAT HAVE A FORMAL
WORKSITE PROGRAM WHERE THEY HAVE A PLACE TO PUMP, THEY PROVIDE THE PUMP, THEY
PROVIDE ACCESS TO A LACTATION CONSULTANT.))
OUT Q=lactation consultant.
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Two-time Olympic pairs figure skating champion Sergei Grinkov was suffering
from severe heart disease.
The 28-year-old died yesterday during a practice session in Lake Placid,
SUPER=03-Lillehammer, Norway/1994 Winter Olympics
The doctor who conducted the autopsy found that one of Grinkov's major
coronary arteries was virtually closed.
Also, Grinkov's heart was enlarged due to high blood pressure.
Doctors say there was evidence that the skater had a heart attack within 24
hours of his death.
The autopsy also showed NO trace of drugs or alcohol.
Grinkov died yesterday after collapsing on the ice during a practice
session with his wife.
Leaving a baby at home to go back to work can be an emotional challenge
for mothers-- especially if they still want to breast feed.
IN Q=It's becoming
SUPER=01-Michelle Balcovic/Working Mother; :09
SUPER=01-Nancy Kavanagh/Lactation Consultant; :56
OUT Q=at work.
(( It's becoming increasingly popular though for working moms to keep up
with their babies' needs by pumping breast milk at work.
IN Q= Because I was working
((BECAUSE I WAS WORKING AND I WASN'T GOING TO BE HERE THAT MUCH AND I THOUGHT
IT WAS IMPORTANT TO HAVE THAT BOND WITH YOUR CHILD AND THEN ALSO THE HEALTH
OUT Q=the health benefits
Michelle Balcovic's mother-in-law feeds baby Nicholas bottled milk that
Michelle pumped during the previous workday.
It takes two 15-minute pumping sessions, during which both breasts are
There is greater awareness today about the benefits of breast feeding than
there was ten years ago, and more women are attempting to breast feed.
Successful breast feeding at work really starts here in the hospital.
Studies have shown that women who nurse within the first hour of delivery
will breast feed longer with fewer problems
Lactation consultant Nancy Kavanagh says breast feeding moms are happier
and their babies usually suffer from
fewer illnesses-- so they take fewer days off-- a benefit for their employers.
IN Q=She'll be more
((NANCY KAVANAGH/LACTATION CONSULTANT: SHE'LL BE MORE RELIABLE, THERE WILL BE
LESS MATERNAL ABSENTEEISM. STUDIES SHOW THAT THERE IS A DECREASE OF 27% IN
MATERNAL ABSENTEEISM IF SHE IS BREAST FEEDING AND PUMPING AT WORK ))
OUT Q=at work.
Over a hundred companies in the U.S. have a formal worksite program where
they provide a place to pump, the pump itself and access to a lactation
Still, just slightly more than half of American women initiate breast
feeding after delivery.
After one year, that number drops to six percent-- far too low for the
World Health Organization, which recommends babies be breast fed for two years.
A federal advisory panel is recommending that balding Americans should be
able to buy the hair-growth drug "Rogaine"' without a prescription.
Advisors say if Rogaine is well labeled, consumers should be able to
determine whether or not they have the kind of hereditary baldness that the
drug can treat.
There is concern, though that people will expect miracles from the drug--
which doesn't help everyone.
The F-D-A usually follows the panel's recommendations.
Parents are being reminded to monitor the toys their children receive this
The 1994 Child Safety Protection Act requires tough choke hazard labels
on toys with balloons, balls and other small parts.
But the U.S. Public Interest Group says many toys-- like these Fisher Price
"Little People" are simply not safe because they don't pass the choke test--
meaning they contain parts smaller than the width of a toilet paper roll.
IN Q=Just because
((ED MIERZWINSKI/US PUBLIC INTEREST RESEARCH GROUP: JUST BECAUSE A TOY DOES NOT
APPEAR ON THE PIRG LIST, DOES NOT MEAN IT'S A SAFE TOY. OUR TOYS ARE ONLY MEANT
TO BE EXAMPLES OF SOME OF THE DANGEROUS TOYS AND HAZARDS THAT YOU MAY FIND
AROUND THE HOLIDAY SEASON.))
SUPER=01-Ed Mierzwinski/US Public Interest Research Group; :
For more about toy safety, and the importance of toys as educational or
developmental toys, join us this Thanksgiving-- Thursday-- on News 7 at FIVE
when we'll have a full report.
Big honors for several Virginia Cavaliers--
And some of them have roots right here in the Valley--let's check in with
Good evening everybody and welcome to the Tuesday two minute ticker.
Let's begin with some great news for Cave Spring graduate Tiki and Rhonde
The UVa starters were each named to the All-ACC first team all conference
squad by the associated press today.
Tiki was the second leading vote getter on the offense, trailing only Florida
State's Warrick Dunn.
Rhonde lands on the first team all-conference squad for the second straight
season, earning his honors of course from his defensive cornerback position.
And considering how Rhonde has struggled somewhat this year with injuries and
his play, I'm sure he;s thrilled with that award.
Joining Tiki and Rhonde as first team selections are Offensive tackle Jason
Augustino, Punter Will Brice, Place Kicker, Rafael Garcia and defensive back
While most of use are starting to think about the turkey that awaits us later
in the week, the Roanoke Express is just hoping to avoid looking like a turkey
when they hit the ice tomorrow night in Norfolk to battle Hampton Roads.
The Express worked out at the Roundhouse this afternoon before boarding a bus
and heading to Tidewater.
Roanoke play the Admirals at the Scope tomorrow night and then returns home
to face them at the Roanoke Civic Center on Thanksgiving night.
Head coach Frank Anzalone says the key to the two games is getting a fast
IN Q="I THINK...
((FRANK ANZALONE/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:))
((JASON CLARKE/EXPRESS ENFORCER:))
SUPER=01-Frank Anzalone/Express Head Coach; :00
SUPER=01-Jason Clarke/Express Enforcer; :14
OUT Q=...IN HAMPTON ROADS."
And last night in Miami, Dan Marino tossed two touchdowns to tie Fran
Tarkenton on the all-time TD passing list with 342. This one in the first
quarter was reeled in by Gary Clark - his first as a Dolphin.
But this game belonged to Elvis Grbak and the 49ers as they shredded the
Miami defense and rolled to a 44-to-20 win.
Much more coming your way at six including some racing news and the Woods and
Mock Motorsports unveil their new colors for next season.
Have a good night everybody.
take a break
The Princess of Wales took to the British airwaves last night-
talking about her husbands infidelity.
Princess Diana says there were three of us in the marriage- it was a bit
Diana also told the world she doesn't want a divorce.
IN Q=I don't want
((PRINCESS DIANA: I DON'T WANT A DIVORCE BUT OBVIOUSLY WE NEED TO CARRY ON IN A
SITUATION THAT HAS BEEN OF ENORMOUS DISCUSSION OVER THE LAST THREE YEARS IN
PARTICULAR SO ALL I HAVE TO SAY TO THAT IS THAT I AWAIT MY HUSBANDS DECISION OF
WHICH WAY WE'RE ALL GOING TO GO.))
OUT Q=we're all going to go."
Diana also admitted to a fling of her own, with James Hewitt-
The interview will be shown on ABC Friday night.
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(ROBIN tosses to Jean)
He's known to children as "Silly Billy".
But Bill Dallas Lewis has a serious message.
Lewis is the nationally known author of the "Silly Billy" books for kids.
He visited Roanoke's Academy for Mathematics and Science today.
Lewis told students that if they read, they can do anything.
Lewis witnessed the L-A riots first hand.
He then quit his sales job so he could write books fostering a love of
learning, harmony, and respect for differences.
We'll have the story and the rest of the news, weather and sports coming up
on News-7 at Six.