Coming up next on NEWS-7 at FIVE--
On what is traditionally one of the busiest travel times of the year, five
people are killed in a fiery crash on a Northern California Interstate.
A new job for the former CEO of Dominion Bankshares.
And they don't feel sick, but they've got the fever-- Lotto Fever-- we'll
have a live report.
Well, travel conditions become poor on Thanksgiving Day. We will show you
why in a moment.
On Health Check-- a new treatment's been approved for women undergoing
hormone replacement therapy.
Plus-- electrolysis-- and the importance of a safe and sterile setting for
an effective treatment.
(Jean AD LIB)
It is the busiest travel weekend of the year-
This afternoon it turned deadly in California.
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Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at five
At least five people are dead after a fiery chain reaction wreck in
It happened on Interstate five.
A tractor trailer apparently jackknifed and burst into flames on the
rain slicked road.
At least two other large trucks and several large vehicles plowed into
Interstate 5 is now jammed- State police say it'll be closed in both
directions for six to eight hours.
A Roanoke woman was killed overnight when her home caught fire.
Investigators believe she was smoking in bed.
Firefighters were called to the home on Rutherford Avenue after ten last
They identified the victim as 58- year- old Shirley Bailey.
IN Q=We knocked the fire
((JIM PATTON/DISTRICT FIRE CHIEF: WE KNOCKED THE FIRE DOWN JUST REAL QUICK
AFTER WE GOT HERE. THERE WAS A COUPLE OF POLICE OFFICERS ON THE SCENE WHEN WE
GOT HERE. THEY TRIED TO GET IN AND COULDN'T. BUT WE KNOCKED IT DOWN AND SHE
WAS-- SHE'D BEEN DECEASED FOR QUITE A WHILE. ))
SUPER=01-Jim Patton/District Fire Chief;
OUT Q=for quite a while.
The fire started in Bailey's bed.
Investigators suspect a cigarette was knocked from an ashtray, or dropped
onto the mattress.
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In Bedford County today, firefighters spent more than six hours battling a
hay fire near Big Island.
Dozens of bales of hay stored in this metal hut caught fire around 9:30 this
Authorities say they poured more than 60- thousand gallons of water on the
fire in just a few hours, but it continues to smolder.
A total of ten companies from Bedford, Big Island and the Forestry Service
Firefighters say it may take another day or two to completely extinguish
At least five people were killed and dozens hurt as a major earthquake
shook the Middle East today.
Four people died in Egypt and one in Israel.
The quake was felt throughout Israel as well as in Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt
It registered six-point-three on the Richter scale and was centered about
68-miles south of (AY-Lot) Eilat --a Red Sea resort along the Gulf of
There were a number of reported aftershocks.
House Speaker Newt Gingrich is blaming the death of an Illinois Family
Funeral services were held today for Debra Evans and her two children.
She is the pregnant woman who was killed- Her full term baby taken from
((NEWT GINGRICH/R-HOUSE SPEAKER: THIS HAPPENED IN AMERICA BECAUSE FOR TWO
DECADES WE HAVEN'T HAD THE GUTS TO TALKE ABOUT RIGHT AND WRONG. WE'VE TALKED
ABOUT SITUATION ETHICS. WE'VE TALKED ABOUT VICTIMIZATION. WE'VE TALKED ABOUT
OUR NEEDS. WE'VE HAD SOAP OPERA LIEK TELEVISION SHOWS WHERE PEOPLE GET ON THERE
AND DESCRIBE THE MOST DISGUSTING BEHAVIORS AND WE HAVE GRADUALLY TOLERATED AS
MOYNIHAN PUTS IT IN THE PROCESS OF LOWERING OUT STANDARDS SO YOU ENGAGE IN
VIRTUALLY ANY BEHAVIOR AND HAVE A REASONABLE CASE.))
SUPER=01-Newt Gingrich/(R) House Spaker;
OUT Q=have a reasonable case."
The victim's family says it is disappointed Gingrich is using this
tragedy for his political agenda.
The second of two brothers wanted for murder in Henry County has been
Michael DeLloyd Ward of Fort Washington, Maryland was apprehended in
Northern Virginia early this morning.
He was picked up by Fairfax County police, allegedly driving a stolen
His brother, HARDEN ANTHONY Ward turned himself in yesterday.
The two are charged in the fatal shooting of 25-year old Orbin Smith.
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Still to come in the newscast--if the Smart Road isn't welcome in one
stretch of Montgomery County, is anyone else interested?
Plus this holiday weekend could be the beginning of a permanent vacation for
some lottery players- Lotto Fever is felt in the Commonwealth.
On Health Check-- life and death issues, and the physicians role when the
A new study finds doctors don't always respect their patients' final
Beating the Holiday Blues-- it can be done.
Patrick has more on that as NEWS-7 at FIVE continues.
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Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at FIVE--
The U-S is gearing up to send troops to Bosnia- probably by Christmas.
The troops will join the NATO peace keeping force.
U- S Soldiers in Germany are getting ready to go-
Some 10 thousand soldiers have been training for the mission.
((MAJOR LEONARD SHERA/U.S. ARMY: I THINK THEY SEE IT AS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO
HELP DO SOMETING POSITIVE TO STOP A TERRIBLE SITUATION SO IF WE GOT TOLD TO GO
TOMORROW, WE'D BE READY.))
SUPER=01-Major Leonard Shera/U.S. Army;
OUT Q=WE'D BE READY."
The U-S Soldiers have been training intensely in the same kind of
conditions they expect to face in Bosnia.
Shimon Peres was sworn-in today as Israel's Prime Minister.
The new prime minister says he will run an administration that says no to
violence and yes to peace.
Parliament voted him in this morning.
It is seen as a vote of unity following the assassination of Prime
Minister Yitzhak Rabin earlier this month.
Peres says he will continue the Mideast peace-making efforts as well as
crack down on Jewish militants.
In the wake of a Montgomery County Board of Supervisors decision which could
kill the smart highway, economic developers are looking for ways to keep the
The board voted NOT to let the state condemn land for the road in an
agricultural and forest district.
The director of the New Century Council, which is developing an economic
vision for Southwest Virginia, was dismayed by the vote.
Bev Fitzpatrick says if Montgomery County doesn't want the road, hopefully
another locality in the region will.
((BEV FITZPATRICK/NEW CENTURY COUNCIL: AND I THINK IN THIS CASE THE FIRST THING
THAT MIGHT HAPPEN IS NORTHERN VIRGINIA MIGHT CALL UP AND SAY "HEY, WE'D LIKE TO
HAVE THE SMART ROAD." SOME PEOPLE WOULD GIVE A FLIP ANSWER HERE, "FINE, YOU
TAKE IT, GO WITH IT," BUT THEY'RE FORGETTING THEY HAVE ALL THE JOBS THEY NEED
AND THEY'LL CONTINUE TO HAVE THEM AND WE DON'T. ))
SUPER=01-Bev Fitzpatrick/New Century Council;
OUT Q=and we don't.
The smart highway would link Blacksburg to Interstate 81 and serve as a
testing ground for intelligent vehicle research.
He's not running the big bank in town anymore, but Warner Dalhouse has
retained several powerful positions.
Now the former head of Dominion Bankshares is also Chairman of the board at
Dalhouse has been on the company's board since 1991.
He's also chairman of the First Union National Bank of Virginia.
Dalhouse has held that post ever since First Union took over Roanoke-based
Dominion in 1993.
Dalhouse WON'T be running Shenandoah Life on a day to day basis though.
That's C-E-O Robert Clark's job.
Lotto fever is sweeping Virginia. Convenience stores and other ticket
outlets are reporting brisk sales for tonight's estimated 24 million-dollar
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Ron Jones is at a lottery outlet with an update.
(Roll cue: "... thousand dollars a year.)
IN Q=The registers were
SUPER=07-Wanda Sears Jim Sears; :12
SUPER=07-Scott McKinney; :21
SUPER=07-Van Johnson; :34
OUT Q=as they say.
(( The registers are ringing non-stop as thousands of people are hoping to
strike it rich before Christmas.
And with turkey time upon us some say they would truly be thankful.
((WANDA & JIM SEARS: WELL, I HAVE NO QUESTION ABOUT WHAT I'M GOING TO DO, MY
SAID I WAS GOING TO GIVE IT TO HER SO I KNOW WHAT I'M DOING WITH IT. HE SAYS
ALWAYS SAID HE'D BUY ME A RED PORCHE CONVERTIBLE AND I'M SURE HE WOULD.))
BUTT, BUTT, BUTT
((SCOTT McKINNEY: I PROBABLY GO AND PAY OFF ALL MY LOANS ANDS MY COLLEGE. I'D
HELP MY MOTHER GET OUT OF DEBT. MY BROTHER, EVERYBODY AND THEN GO ON VACATION
AND TOUR THE WORLD.))
Some say despite the holidays they will not be in spirit of giving-- not
even with co-workers.
((VAN JOHNSON: NOPE, NOPE, WE'RE ALL HERE ON OUR OWN. WE DON'T INTEND ON
SHARING ANY MONEY WITH ANYBODY WE WORK WITH. I'M GOING TO TAKE MY TWENTY-FOUR
MILLION IF I WIN AND HIT THE SUNSET AS THEY SAY.))
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While the holiday season is a joyous, festive time-- for some it can be
filled with depression and sadness.
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While this can be a most festive and fun time of year, many times people
have just the opposite reaction to the Holiday Season.
Why do some people suffer from depression over the Holidays, and what can
be done to combat it?
To answer these questions, we've brought in Doctor Rick Seidel, a local
psychiatrist, into the studio today.
Dr. Seidel, thanks for joining us.
SUPER=01-Rick Seidel/Psychiatric Services RMH;
(Why DO people get the Holiday Blues?)
(IS it common, or fairly rare?)
(What things can increase you susceptibility?)
(What can you do avoid them?)
(What can you do to combat them once you start feeling down?)
My thanks to psychiatrist Rick Seidel for sharing his expertise with us
Robin, what can we look forward to for our Thanksgiving?
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The Roanoke Express plays away from home tonight--- but the team is keeping
busy off the ice as well. Mike will explain in tonight's Ticker.
On Health Check, the complications surrounding issues of dying.
A new study finds doctors often aren't aware of their patients' final
wishes, and sometimes don't heed them anyway.
IN Q=She felt that
((SHE FELT THAT WHEN MY IDEA OF LIFE IS OVER, THEN MY LIFE IS OVER..AND THAT'S
FINE..DO NOT KEEP ME ALIVE AFTER THAT.))
OUT Q=after that.
A new study released today raises some disturbing questions about life and
Many doctors are often oblivious to dying patients wishes to avoid life
And when they are made aware-- some order life support anyway.
IN Q=We die too
SUPER=01-Dr. William Knaus/UVa Health Sciences Center; :03
SUPER=01-Anna Moretti/Choice In Dying Association; :43
OUT Q=answers you want.
IN Q=We die too
((DR. WILLIAM KNAUS/UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER: WE
DIE TOO OFTEN ALONE, IN PAIN, TIED TO MACHINES AND THE SYSTEMS WE DIE IN REALLY
DON'T KNOW HOW TO STOP.))
OUT Q=how to stop
According to an eight year study of some 9-thousand patients reported in
today's Journal of the American Medical Association, more than 50% of doctors
did not know when their patients had asked not to be resuscitated.
But removing that support presents moral, ethical and sometimes legal
problems for doctors.
IN Q=I think that
((I THINK THAT DEATH HAS BEEN LABELED AS A FAILURE IN MEDICINE AND AS A RESULT
OF THAT, THEY DO EVERYTHING TO DELAY OR PREVENT THE ONSET OF DEATH.))
OUT Q=of death.
Still, patient advocates believe that the dying and their families do have
a choice...and must make sure their wishes are heeded.
IN Q=When people call
((ANNA MORETTI/CHOICE IN DYING ASSOC.: WHEN PEOPLE CALL US, WE TELL THEM
TO BE DISRUPTIVE..BE VERY PRO-ACTIVE. WORK AS HARD AS YOU CAN TO GET THE
ANSWERS YOU WANT.))
OUT Q=answers you want.
Based on this study, if Americans want to control the circumstances of
their death, they must make sure they can rely on their doctors.
A new pill just cleared by the F-D-A could make menopause easier for
millions of women undergoing hormone replacement therapy.
The tablet will be sold under the brand names Prempro and Premphase-- it's
the first to combine estrogen and progestin.
Physicians prescribe hormone replacement medication to help women avoid
bone loss and to treat symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes and night
Electrolysis is procedure that uses electrical probes to remove hair
It is NOT regulated in 20 states, including Virginia.
That's why finding a safe and sterile environment for the procedure is
Unless equipment is used and sterilized properly, there is a risk of
However, the odds of contracting HIV from electrolysis are low.
IN Q=Skin infections are
((PATRICIA CROCKETT/PRESIDENT, PROFESSIONAL ELECTROLYSIS CLINIC: SKIN
INFECTIONS ARE MORE COMMON AND LIKELY. WE'RE NOT MAKING A DIRECT BLOOD
CONTACT. WHAT WE'RE DOING IS DRYING OUT THE BLOOD SUPPLY THAT FEEDS THE AIR
WITHOUT INSERTING A NEEDLE INTO IT. THE AMOUNT OF BLOOD YOU ENCOUNTER IS
SUPER=01-Patricia Crockett/Professional Electrolysis Clinic; :
OUT Q=is minimal.
The Centers for Disease Control says there are no documented cases of HIV
contracted from electrolysis-- the procedure doesn't cause trauma to the skin,
but there may be a few side effects.
IN Q=Occasionally I might have
((SUE BAINTER/CLIENT AND ELECTROLOGIST: OCCASIONALLY, I MIGHT HAVE A LITTLE
SCAB FORM, BUT IT DOES NOT HAPPEN ALL THE TIME, OR MAYBE A LITTLE BRUISE. THE
BLOOD VESSEL IN THE BOTTOM OF THE FOLLICLE MAY BREAK AND HAVE A LITTLE BLEEDING
UNDER THE SKIN. THAT TAKES A WEEK OR SO TO GO AWAY, BUT IT GOES AWAY READILY,
THERE'S NO PERMANENT EFFECT FROM IT. ))
SUPER=01-Sue Bainter/Client & Electrologist; :
OUT Q=effect from it.
If you're in the market for an electrologist, check for national
A session usually costs 15 to 20 dollars per 15 minute appointment.
The number of treatments needed varies among individuals.
Many athletes don't get a break for Thanksgiving.
Mike has the scheudule of tomorrow's sporting events.
Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your midweek ticker. The Express can
pick up a divisional win tonight against Hampton Roads in Norfolk. Then
tomorrow night, Roanoke returns home to take on the Admirals at the Round
House. Before the game' the second annual WROV U.S. Marine Corp Roanoke Valley
Booster Club Toys for Tots charity function will take center stage. Fans are
encouraged to bring an unopened toy for kids 16 and under.
((TIM WOODBURN/EXPRESS MARKETING DIRECTOR:))
SUPER=01-Tim Woodburn/Express Marketing Director; :00
OUT Q=....help out in the community"
Now tonight's game notes. The Admirals are the East Division's second place
team and, according to Roanoke's head coach; Hampton Roads has achieved it's
8-2 and 5 record with intimidation.
IN Q="you don't
((FRANK ANZALONE/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Frank Anzalone/Express Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=....kick you harder"
Your Thanksgiving football feast features a rare high octane game tomorrow
After the Vikings and Lions play out their contest, the Cowboys meet the
Chiefs in the marquee battle of the year.
The Chiefs have won 7 in a row and are 10-and-1, and according to one Cowboy
they are for real.
IN Q="I believe...
((EMMITT SMITH/COWBOYS RUNNING BACK:))
((MARTY SCHOTTENHEIMER/CHIEFS HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Emmitt Smith/Cowboys Running Back; :00
SUPER=01-Marty Schottenhemier/Chiefs Head Coach; :
OUT Q=...real good."
Now coming up at six tonight, University of Virginia all-ACC performers Tiki
and Ronde Barber will join us live on New 7 at six.
I hope to see you then everybody.
Have a happy Thanksgiving.
take a break
Governor George Allen isn't talking turkey, but he IS talking Thanksgiving
Outside the Executive Mansion, Chief Webster "Little Eagle" Custalow and
Chief William "Swift Water" Miles presented two deer to the Governor this
The ritual started in 1646, when Native Americans would present slain
animals in the form of taxes.
Then the ceremony came "full circle." Schoolchildren and the Indian chiefs
participated in a traditional American Indian friendship dance.
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(ROBIN tosses to Jean)
It's a day late, but Senator John Warner will take it.
Attorney General Jim Gilmore says he's upholding Warner's right to choose a
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Keith Humphry joins us from the newsroom.
Keith is the Senator claiming victory?
Jean, he is, but believes the real winners are the voters.
Warner says this decision gives people more choices come election time-- and
that he and the attorney general share in that belief.
IN Q=We're on the
((SEN. JOHN WARNER/R- VIRGINIA: WE'RE ON THE SAME WAVELENGTH. THE VOTERS WON
THIS ONE SO I'M VERY PLEASED. ))
OUT Q=very pleased
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We'll have more from Senator Warner coming up on News 7 at six.
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