Up next on News 7 at five-
The President takes to the airwaves- tonight to tell America why U-S
troops should go to Bosnia.
A Hollins College student was murdered before burning in a house fire.
And we'll meet Virginia's newest multi-millionaires!
Clouds will be around over the next 24 hours and cooler temperatures will
slide in from the mid-west. Details coming up.
On Health Check--
A report on the breast cancer treatment Tamoxifen.
Researchers want to study its effects on healthy women.
Plus, a new study refutes findings that silver fillings are dangerous.
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In just three hours President Clinton will take to America's airwaves-
His goal - to convince you and other Americans- that U-S troops should
go to Bosnia.
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The President says the U-S has a compelling responsibility to help
maintain peace in Bosnia.
Today he told reporters he thinks the American people will respond.
The President addresses the nation at eight tonight.
Regina Blakely is standing by in Washington with a preview of what we
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SUPER=01-Rep. Newt Gingrich/(R)Speaker of the House;
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Congressman Bob Goodlatte will listen closely to the President tonight.
Earlier today, the Representative met with members of Roanoke City Council
and discussed, among other things, American troops in Bosnia.
Goodlatte disagrees with the President's decision, but will support the
IN Q=The president certainly
((CONGRESSMAN BOB GOODLATTE: THE PRESIDENT CERTAINLY DESERVES TO BE HEARD IN
MAKING HIS CASE. IF HE DOES MAKE THE DECISION AS COMMANDER IN CHIEF TO SEND THE
TROOPS THEN I, ALONG WITH VIRTUALLY EVERY OTHER MEMBER IN CONGRESS, IS GOING TO
GIVE THOSE TROOPS EVERY BIT OF SUPPORT THAT WE CAN. ))
OUT Q=that we can
Goodlatte says he's pleased about the Bosnian peace agreement, but isn't
sure how effective it'll be.
He says the large number of protestors will put American lives in danger.
Virginia's Senators are divided on the President's plan.
Democratic Senator Chuck Robb says he favors the President's plan to
contribute 20-thousand U-S troops to NATO's peacekeeping force.
Meantime Republican John Warner is opposed to the idea.
He does say he'll keep an open mind when it comes to the president's speech
tonight, but says it'll be a tough sell.
House speaker Newt Gingrich will not run for President.
Gingrich says his job as Speaker is challenging-
With that, he made it official.
He will not seek the Republican nomination.
((NEWT GINGRICH/HOUSE SPEAKER: FRANKLY LOOKING AT THE DAUNTING CHALLENGE OF
TRYING TO ORGANIZE A NATIONWIDE CAMPAIGN AND LOOKING AT WHAT PEOPLE LIKE BOB
DOLE AND PHIL GRAMM AND LAMAR ALEXANDER HAVE GONE THROUGH, I DIDN'T SEE HOW I
COULD BE BOTH THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE AND BE IN A POSITION TO MOUNT A CAMPAIGN
ON THAT SCALE.))
SUPER=01-Newt Gingrich/(R) House Speaker;
OUT Q=on that scale."
Now the frontrunner in the Republican bid-- Bob Dole the Senate Majority
Governor George Allen is chiding reporters who ask about the spare computers
that were handed out to schools before election day.
The Governor announced the program in September- to hand over computers to
schools with the greatest need-- after state workers who used them were laid
The Virginian- Pilot newspaper reported last week that the first schools to
get the Governor's computers were in senatorial districts where Republican
incumbents had close races.
IN Q=I did not
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: I DID NOT PAY ATTENTION TO WHO REQUESTED COMPUTERS. WHAT
I CARED ABOUT WAS GETTING THE SURPLUS COMPUTERS -- AND THIS IS A GOOD NEWS
STORY, AND IT'S A SHAME THAT ANYBODY WANTS TO MAKE IT A BAD NEWS STORY. IT'S A
GOOD NEWS STORY THAT FROM DOWNSIZING THE STATE GOVERNMENT, NOW WE HAVE THESE
SURPLUS COMPUTERS. WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO WITH THEM?))
OUT Q=do with them.
The Governor says he hopes his staffers coordinated the hand-outs on the
basis of need "to the extent they could."
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Coming up in the newscast-- The infamous detective in the Simpson murder
trial is in the hot seat-- not as a witness, but a possible defendant.
And the sole winner of Wednesday nights 24-point-eight million dollar
lottery is a DUO from Hampton.
English Ivy, Mistletoe, and Jimson Weed have more in common than just being
popular holiday plants.
They're also poisonous.
On Health Check, we'll have a list of potentially dangerous plants to keep
out of reach of children.
Patrick knows a place where legal advice is free--
He has a preview of No Bills Night as NEWS-7 at FIVE continues.
Authorities have confirmed it was a Hollins College student who was
stabbed to death just BEFORE her home was set on fire Thanksgiving morning.
Fairfax County Police say Ann Harper a junior at Hollins College died from
a stab wound to her upper body.
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Authorities have also confirmed the fire WAS arson.
There are no known suspects at this time.
Police and the fire marshal in Fairfax County are working together--and are
treating the case as a murder-arson investigation.
A certified occupational therapist got caught in the act of sexually
molesting one of his patients last Summer.
Today a Roanoke judge saw it all on videotape.
James Gary Nowlin (NOW-lin) pled "no contest" to attempted aggravated
It happened at the (Burl) Burrell Nursing Center in July. The 40-year old
therapist had been working with an accident victim who remains in a coma.
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((ALICE EKIRCH/PROSECUTOR; SHE IS NON-COMMUNICATIVE. SHE DOES, HOWEVER, AT
TIMES, RESPOND TO YES/NO QUESTIONS THROUGH BLINKING, AND THERE ARE TIMES WHEN
SHE IS AWARE OF HER SURROUNDINGS AND WHAT IS GOING ON. SO IT MAY WELL MAY BEEN
DURING THE TIMES THAT THE DEFENDANT WAS ABUSING THE VICTIM SHE WAS AWARE OF
WHAT WAS GOING ON BUT WAS UNABLE TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST WHAT WAS HAPPENING TO
OUT Q=happening to her.
The videotape shows Nowlin entering the victim's room several times over
the course of 25 minutes.
The judge ordered the tape sealed.
Nowlin and HIS attorney declined to discuss the case until he's sentenced
The camera that caught him in the act had been installed just two days
earlier-- in an attempt to determine who was stealing things from the victim's
Mark Fuhrman's not off the hook just yet--
The California attorney general will investigate the former Los Angeles
The investigation will focus on whether Fuhrman committed perjury in the
O.J. Simpson trial.
Fuhrman testified he never used a racial slur in the past ten years.
But the Simpson defense later played taped interviews in which Fuhrman was
heard using the slur.
The defense argued that Fuhrman is a white racist who planted a bloody
glove and other evidence at Simpson's estate.
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Lawyers often get the reputation for over billing-
But tomorrow night attorneys throughout the valley will answer your
questions for free.
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Are you in need of legal help, but don't know where to go?
Nearly 40-lawyers will gather tomorrow night and answer calls--for FREE!
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Patrick Evans has a preview of "No Bills Night".
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Straight ahead in the newscast--Mike will have the latest on the Bowl
possibilities for Virginia Tech-- in his Two Minute Ticker.
On Health Check-- a study of the breast cancer drug tamoxifen.
Healthy women are taking it to see if it can't PREVENT cancer-- but some
worry it's simply trading one form of the disease for another.
IN Q=I took it
((I TOOK IT OFF AND ON FOR ALMOST A YEAR AND A HALF BEFORE I REALLY DIDN'T WANT
TO TAKE IT ANYMORE.))
OUT Q=take it anymore.
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The drug Tamoxifen has been used for years to treat women with breast
But now, 11-thousand healthy women are taking it as well, as part of a
National Cancer Institute study to see if Tamoxifen can prevent breast cancer
from developing in high risk patients.
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SUPER=01-Dr. Scott Browning/Kaiser Permanente; :02
SUPER=03-San Diego; :07
SUPER=01-Lorali Wyant/Breast Cancer Survivor; :41
OUT Q=cancer either.
IN Q=We hope
((DR. SCOTT BROWNING/KAISER PERMANENTE: WE HOPE THIS MEDICATION WILL PREVENT
BREAST CANCER FROM OCCURRING IN
WOMEN WHO ARE AT SIGNIFICANT RISK OF DEVELOPING BREAST CANCER.))
OUT Q=breast cancer.
The women will be taking the drug for five years, but they'll be followed
the rest of their lives, as doctors look for signs of toxicity and breast
But it's a controversial study, and many women are worried that by
participating, they'll be trading in one type of cancer for another.
There are reports linking tamoxifen to an increased risk of edometrial
IN Q=Tamoxifen roughly
((TAMOXIFEN ROUGHLY DOUBLES THE RISK OF GETTING CANCER OF THE UTERUS BUT IT'S
STILL VERY LOW. ))
OUT Q=very low.
About two in every one-thousand women on tamoxifen will develop endometrial
It's a risk this breast cancer survivor refused to take.
IN Q=I don't want
((LORALI WYANT/BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR: I DON'T WANT A RECURRENCE OF BREAST
CANCER AND I'M DOING EVERYTHING I
CAN TO FIGHT THAT...BUT I DON'T WANT ANY OTHER FORM OF CANCER EITHER.))
OUT Q=cancer either.
Patients may also report side effects like bloating, irregular menstrual
cycles, and hot flashes.
But tamoxifen may also provide some health benefits.
It appears to lower the risk of heart attacks and strokes, while protecting
women from osteoporosis.
Researchers hope to recruit a total of 16-thousand healthy women for the
Preliminary results aren't expected for at least another five years.
A new study disputes fears that silver dental fillings act like a slow
poison in the brain.
Marquette University's School of Dentistry examined more than 100 nuns--
they didn't use tobacco, they ate similar meals and they had the same access to
The study test found no impairments in memory, language, concentration and
In recent years, reports have linked silver fillings to impaired mental
functions and age-related neurological problems like Alzheimer's Disease.
The results are published in the Journal of the American Dental
The holidays bring about an increased risk of accidental poisoning among
Virginia's Poison Center has a list of holiday dangers to kids.
Among the items: batteries, medications, ornaments made of dough, and
Gifts of cologne and perfume are among those containing alcohol.
Some holiday plants are poisonous, including holly and mistletoe, as well
as Amaryllis, Azalea, Boxwood, Castor Bean, Christmas Cactus and Christmas
Crown of Thorns, English and American ivy, Jerusalem or Jimson Weed,
Christmas Cherry, Mountain Laurel and Pokeweed should also be kept out of reach
Poinsettias are not poisonous but they may irritate the skin and cause
It has been 54-years since Washington and Lee and VMI met on the hardwoods
at Cameron Hall.
Until tomorrow night--Mike has more on the game in Lexington in tonight's
Good afternoon everybody and welcome to your two minute ticker as we begin a
brand new work week.
And speaking on new tomorrow night, Your Hometown Station will televise LIVE
at 7:30 the first meeting between the VMI and Washington and Lee basketball
teams in 54 years at Cameron Hall in Lexington.
The two schools are neighbors in the Lexington community and although VMI is
a division one member, and W&L plays on the Division three level both schools
hope the TV exposure generates more fans and more area high school players in
((BART BELLAIRS/VMI HEAD COACH:))
((KEVIN MOORE/W&L HEAD COACH:))
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SUPER=01-Kevin Moore/W&L Head Coach; :20
OUT Q=...AS WELL."
Over 4000 tickets have already been sold for the game. But plenty of good
seats are available.
We hope you can make it, but if you can't join us tomorrow night at 7:30.
Virginia Tech has sealed a trip to a bowl for the third straight year. But
the big question now is where will the Hokies go. Tech athletic Director Dave
Braine spent most of today on the phone with officials from four bowls.
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OUT Q=...saturday or sunday"
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Even though the Hokies beat Miami 13-7 at Lane Stadium this season; the
Hurricanes might still get a bid to an Alliance bowl. After they beat Syracuse
this weekend, one Miami player referred to Tech as a third rate school that did
not play anyone respectable this season.
IN Q=Not only
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=....pay attention to those.
Much more coming up at six.
Have a good night everybody.
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A Hampton couple finally came forward today- claiming the entire jackpot
from last week's Virginia Lotto drawing.
53-year old W-M Phillips and 50-year old Gail Hinson had the only winning
ticket for the 24-point-8 million-dollar kitty.
They traveled to Richmond to pick up their first of 20 checks for more than
843-thousand dollars, after taxes.
The couple's been together for 36-years and were married for 28 years--now
they want to remarry.
Some of their winnings will go to charity, and they say they'll make a
special donation to King's Daughters Hospital in Norfolk.
((W M PHILLIPS/LOTTERY WINNER: WE WANT TO DONATE TO KING'S DAUGHTERS
HOSPITAL. WE HAD A BAD THING HAPPEN THERE 15-YEARS AGO. THEY SAVED OUR SON
AND WE OWE THEM MORE THAN INSURANCE PAID.))
SUPER=01-W. M. Phillips/Lottery Winner
OUT Q=insurance paid
Phillips and Hinson say they want to build themselves a new home.
Last Wednesday night's jackpot was the fourth largest in Virginia Lottery
history-- and the largest with a single winning ticket.
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Shoppers are packing the stores trying to beat the Christmas deadline.
But as they look for bargains law enforcement officials say they may NOT
look for the obvious.
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Keith Humphry is in our newsroom with the details.
Jean shoppers can be easy prey for pickpockets and burglars.
Coming up on NEWS-7 at SIX a
police officer gives us tips on how to avoid becoming the victim during this
We'll bring you the rest of the news, weather and sports in half an hour.
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