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U-S troops could be in Bosnia in just a few weeks.
The man who says he killed a model apparently tries to kill himself.
We'll have details.
And now that folks are full of turkey, they're stuffing themselves on
Clouds will give way to a fairly sunny weekend and a warming trend as well.
Nice weekend forecast details are coming up.
Are kids eating healthy?
IN Q=I'd say pretty
((I'D SAY PRETTY MUCH LIKE MOM AND DAD. AND THAT'S NOT VERY WELL.))
OUT Q=VERY WELL
A recent survey shows poor eating habits of fourth-graders may be caused by
(Jean AD LIB)
((I BELIEVE THIS FORCE IS WELL TRAINED, WELL EQUIPPED, STRONG AND READY FOR THE
OUT Q=ready for the mission.
The mission of enforcing peace in Bosnia.
GRAPHIC=news-7 at five
By the time the next Holiday rolls around U-S soldiers could be in the
mud and snow of Bosnia.
Defense Secretary William Perry was in Germany today visiting the troops
He says he does not expect organized opposition to the NATO peacekeepers.
((WILLIAM PERRY/DEFENSE SECRETARY: OUR SOLDIERS WILL BE AUTHORIZED TO USE
DEADLY FORCE WHENEVER NECESSARY.))
((THAT'S WHAT I MEANT WHEN I SAID WE WOULD HAVE ROBUST ROLES IN THE
SUPER=01-William Perry/Defense Secretary;
OUT Q=in the engagement."
Perry says the NATO troops will not get directly involved in resettling
refugees or economic rebuilding, but its presence will allow those tasks to
Amherst County authorities are awaiting autopsy results on the body of a
woman found along the James River Wednesday.
The body of 25 year old Robin Jeanette Burge was discovered by an off duty
Amherst County deputy in the Galts Mill section of the county.
Police say it appeared Burge was shot several times, but they are awaiting
official confirmation from the medical examiner's office.
Burge had a last known address of Church Street in Lynchburg.
Anyone with information about her death should call the Amherst Sheriff's
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Three teens will stay in jail while awaiting trial for the the murder of a
Tennessee sheriff's deputy.
The judge denied the bail request at a detention hearing today.
Another hearing is set for next month to determine whether to try the
15-year-olds as adults.
SUPER=03-Sullivan Co., TN/Wednesday;
The teens are charged with first-degree murder in the death of Deputy Steve
Mullins was manning a road block when he was struck and killed by a van the
teens apparantly stole.
The three are from Orlando, Florida.
They've also been charged with the theft of the van, evading arrest and
possession of cocaine.
Police began chasing their van Wednesday in Bristol.
The pursuit crossed into Sullivan County, Tennessee, where the deputy died
after the van rammed into his cruiser.
Montgomery County supervisor Joe Gorman says he may reconsider his vote on
the smart highway.
Monday the board voted NOT to allow the state to use land for the road in an
agricultural and forest district. Gorman was one of two supervisors who
had always supported the highway in the past, but voted against the condemning
He's hoping to meet with road planners and POSSIBLY bring the matter up
again at a board work session on Monday.
((JOE GORMAN/MONTGOMERY CO. SUPERVISOR: IT WOULD BE PROBABLY A REQUEST FOR
FURTHER CONSIDERATION, WHICH WOULD TAKE PLACE UPON THE SUBMISSION OF ADDITIONAL
SUPER=01-Joe Gorman/Montgomery Co. Supervisor;
OUT Q=additional information.
Gorman says the board did not receive adequate information on the number of
landowners in the district, and how the road would affect them.
He also wants to know more about the economic benefits of the road.
The smart road would link Blacksburg to Interstate 81, and serve as a
testing ground for intelligent vehicle research.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Straight ahead on NEWS-7 at Five-- A L-A cop charged in the infamous Rodney
King beating is himself the intended target of an attack. We'll have details.
And it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas-- as this 600-pound Frasier
Fir is on the way to the White House.
Also--Do you know what most children's favorite food is?
And who is in charge of the day's meals?
The results of a survey in tonight's Health Check Report. Stick around.
Depending on how you look at it, it is either a shoppers' paradaise or a
Some stores opened as early as six this morning on what's billed to be
the busiest shopping day of the year.
Merchants hope big sales will draw big crowds.
DOUBLE BOXES JEAN/SCOTT
Scott Prince joins us from Valley View Mall.
Are the shoppers out in force today?
(scott ad lib)
(roll cue: "...center stage today.")
SUPER=01-Betty Stewart/Shopper; :11
SUPER=01-Carolyn Harrris/Store Manager; :27
SUPER=01-Kelly Switzer/Shopper; :38
SUPER=01-Tammy Price/Shopper; :47
OUT Q=for Christmas.
(scott ad lib)
double boxes scott/jean
(questions: Scott, has the mall beefed up security?)
Remember L-A Police Sergeant Stacey Koon- one of the officers charged in
the beating of Rodney King?
A gunman searching for Koon forced his way into the ex-cop's halfway
killing a hostage and wounding two other people on the street.
((NAT SOUND OF GUNSHOTS.))
This was the scene when police stormed the halfway house and arrested the
30 year old black gunman.
Koon is the white officer convicted of violating Rodney King's civil
Authorities say the man who admits he killed and buried a missing model
has slashed his wrists.
SUPER=03-Redondo Beach, CA;
Photographer Charles Rathbun slashed both wrists with a jail-issued razor
He was treated at a hospital in Redondo Beach California.
SUPER=03-Angeles Nat'l. Forest;
A search is underway for the body of the former L-A Raiders cheerleader
in the Angeles National Forest.
Rathbun reportedly told police
he accidentally hit Sobel with his car while showing her a stunt during a photo
shoot, and that she died before he could reach help. He then panicked and
buried her in a shallow grave.
groovy music under
It was a half-baked idea but after 30-years it continues to bring in the
(patrick ad lib)
stocks bump next
What do the Pillsbury Doughboy and The Green Lantern have in common?
Well, they both have hidden weaknesses, and more importantly...
DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
both characters were created by the same man, Mart No-DELL, who is
visiting Roanoke today, as Patrick Evans reports.
SUPER=01-Mart Nodell/Comic Strip Creator;
DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN
The Hilltoppers travel to the Cougars' den in Pulaski County tonight for a
regional title game. Steve has a live report.
Today on Health Check--
There's growing debate about just how helpful electronic fetal monitoring
We'll tell you all about the test-- and the controversy.
IN Q=It just gives
((IT JUST GIVES ME REASSURANCE BECAUSE IT'S BEEN A DIFFICULT PREGNANCY. ))
OUT Q=difficult pregnancy.
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While it's fairly easy for a doctor to tell how a mother is handling the
stress of labor, it is not so easy to tell how the baby is doing.
Doctors use a test called electronic fetal monitoring to check on the
infant through labor and delivery.
It's been used for years, but now researchers are now saying it may not be
as helpful as once thought.
Dr. Emily Senay takes a look at the test and the controversy.
IN Q=Almost every woman
SUPER=03-New York; :00
SUPER=01-Laurie Herbert/Expectant Mother; :11
SUPER=00-Dr. Emily Senay/Reporting; :30
SUPER=01-Dr. Boris Petrikovsky/Obstetrician; :47
OUT Q=Dr.E.S. CBS News New York.
Almost every woman who has delivered a baby in the last twenty years is
familiar with this device--an electronic fetal monitor.
Laurie Herbert is
having her first baby.
IN Q=It just gives
(( LAURIE HERBERT, EXPECTANT MOTHER: IT JUST GIVES ME REASSURANCE BECAUSE IT'S
BEEN A DIFFICULT PREGNANCY. IT REALLY JUST HELPS GIVE ME THE REASSURANCE THAT
EVERYTHING IS GOING WELL. ))
OUT Q=going well.
Signals from the baby are picked up from a transducer placed on the
woman's abdomen and transmitted to a computer. Doctors then must interpret
Labor is a stressful time for mothers and babies.
Doctors use fetal monitoring to tell the babies heart rate--a heart rate
that is too fast or too slow can mean an infant in distress.
Dr. Boris Petrikovsky is an obstetrician specializing in high risk
IN Q=We try
((DR. BORIS PETRIKOVSKY, OBSTETRICIAN, NORTH SHORE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
SOT:WE TRY TO ASSESS HOW A BABY REACTS TO THE STRESS OF CONTRACTIONS
BECAUSE DURING CONTRACTIONS WHEN THERE IS A LITTLE LESS OF THE BLOOD FLOW WE
SEE WHAT GOES ON WITH THE BABIES HEART.))
OUT Q=babies heart
Decreased blood flow--reflected in a change in fetal heart rate--can
lead to brain damage, organ damage, and even the death of an infant.
If a doctor feels an infant is in distress he or she may opt for a
caesarean section...and that's exactly the problem according to authors of a
recent study in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. They found that
routine use of fetal monitoring leads to more c-sections--- and does "not"
decrease fetal or maternal deaths.
The only benefit found: a reduction of neonatal seizures.
Dr. Petrikovsky says interpretation of fetal monitoring results is part of
((OCCASSIONALLY BABY CAN DEMONSTRATE A PARTICULAR SIGN ON THE TRACING THAT MAY
APPEAR AS IF THE BABY IS IN TROUBLE THEREFORE MIN INTERPRETING OF THE FETAL
HEART, NOW AT THIS PARTICULAR POINT CAN LEAD TO UNNECESSARY OBSTETRICAL
INTERVENTION SUCH AS A C-SECTION.))
The study also found that electronic monitoring is no better at
spotting distress than the old fashioned method of listening to the fetal heart
rate with a stethoscope. But many experts say eliminate fetal monitoring
altogether could also be dangerous.
IN Q=We strongly
((WE STRONGLY BELIEVE THAT SOME SORT OF FETAL HEART RATE MONITORING SHOULD BE
IMPLEMENTED IN EACH LABOR BECAUSE THE CHOICE BETWEEN HAVING A STILLBIRTH OR
EXPOSING YOURSELF TO A SLIGHTLY HIGHER RISK OF CAESAREAN DELIVERY MOST PATIENTS
THAT I'VE DISCUSSED THIS WITH WOULD PREFER THE LATER OVER THE FIRST CHOICE.))
OUT Q=first choice.
So far the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists agrees.
It says monitoring either electronically or with a stethoscope is
advisable, but leaves the final decision up to the woman and her doctor.
The authors of the current study say a careful review of the routine use of
fetal monitoring is necessary before doctors will know exactly what is safest
for mothers and babies.
Dr. Emily Senay, for CBS News, New York.))
Of course a discussion with your doctor is the best way to decide what is
right for you and your baby.
Do you know what kids today are eating?
It is probably no surprise that most of them snub fruits and vegetables.
IN Q=because pizza
((BECAUSE PIZZA TASTES BETTER THAN FRUIT AND OTHER THINGS.))
OUT Q=other things.
In a new survey released by the University of South Carolina School of Public
Health, the favorite food of the nation's fourth graders is pizza, followed by
Mexican and steak tied for third.
Researchers say this study shows kids eat too much fat, sugar and protein.
93-percent of those surveyed say they eat one serving of raw vegetables in a
Only 61-percent say they eat a serving of fruit each day.
IN Q= It is clear
((DR. ROGER SARGENT/UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA: IT IS CLEAR THAT FRUITS AND
VEGGIES ARE IN THE HOME. 95-PERCENT OF THE KIDS WILL REPORT THAT FRUITS AND
VEGETABLES ARE IN THE HOME, YET THEY'RE NOT EATING THEM. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Roger Sargent/University of South Carolina;
OUT Q=EATING THEM.
More than half of these students rarely eat breakfast-- plus one third of
the students said they make their own lunch on the weekends.
Researchers say these unhealthy eating habits will not change until parents
set a better example.
Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your end of the week two minute ticker.
Our Friday Football Extra crews will be out and about tonight; covering the
Pulaski County is hosting E.C. Glass at the Cougars den in the Division 5,
Northwest region title game. double boxes steve/mike
Steve Mason joins us from Kenneth Dobson Field for a pre game report, Steve,
SUPER=22-Pulaski Co.; :
Mike, Usually you think Cougars den;s are cozy and warm, but that is
hardly the case right now. Robin Reed told me the game time temperature will be
But the only thing on the Cougars minds is E.C. Glass. Pulaski lost to the
Hilltoppers 35-3 earlier this year and joining me to talk about the game is
Pulaski coach Joel Hicks.
SUPER=01-Joel Hicks/Pulaski Co. Head Coach;
Coach, from talking to your team; do they remember that loss and does
revenge play a role here?
Your team has come on of late, except for a loss to Patrick henry, they are
playing inspired football. What will you have to do to stop Glass tonight?
B-ROLL OVER SECOND QUESTION!!!
SUPER=03-Stafford/Hilltoppers vs. Indians; :
STEVE TOSSES BACK TO MIKE
Thanks coach, good luck tonight,
double boxes mike/steve
Mike kick off is scheduled for 7:30 and at 6, we will focus on the play off
histories of these two powers.
A number of other regional championships are up for grabs tonight and
tomorrow for teams from the Friday Football Extra viewing area.
Here's a look at the matchups.
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OUT Q=...LOGO COMES FULL.
The Roanoke Express is on the road traveling to South Carolina for tomorrow
night's game with the Stingrays.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night; :00
The trip should be a pleasurable one.
Last night the Express got its second win in as many nights over Hampton Roads,
as they beat the Admirals 6-to-5 SUPER=34-Roanoke/==6/Hampton Roads/==5;
in a shootout in front a Turkey Day crowd of 59 hundred fans.
Roy Stanley is coming up at six with some college highlights from today.
I'll see you tonight for Friday Football Extra.
Have a good weekend.
take a break
They lost the "trial of the century"--so now will O-J Simpson prosecutors
Marcia Clark and Christopher Darden be named trial lawyers of the year?
It's a dilemma for the Los Angeles County bar association.
SUPER=03-Los Angeles/File Tape;
The association's trustees have rejected the recommendation to give the
awards to prosecutors Clark and Darden because of Simpson's acquittal.
The president says it would be a slap in the face to the Simpson jury.
At least a dozen bar association members have reportedly resigned over the
Supporters of Clark and Darden say they are still excellent lawyers even
though they lost the case.
This year's White House Christmas tree is on the way to the nation's
SUPER=03-West Jefferson, NC;
The 16-foot Fraser Fir was cut down today in North Carolina.
On Monday, the tree grower will personally present it to First Lady Hillary
The six-hundred pound tree will go on display in the Blue Room.
This is the seventh time North Carolina growers have been chosen to provide
the First Family's Christmas tree.
(toss to robin)
(robin ad lib)
(robin tosses to Jean)
One day soon, the old Norfolk Southern Office building near the Hotel
Roanoke may start a second career.
A proposed higher education center would combine college level classes,
with graduate programs and continuing education.
But on News 7 at Six, we'll tell you why the concept is also raising
raising some questions.