Up next on News 7 at five-
The third robbery in two weeks in Lynchburg.
Plus details about the U-S mission in Bosnia. Troops will be there by
And buying liquor along with eggs and milk? We'll tell you about the
A-B-C's newest experiment.
What a nice forecast on tap...readings near 60 with plenty of sunshine.
On Health Check-- A Roanoke couple is using religious faith to help the
community get fit.
The Christ Crusaders believe everyone should have access to exercise
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Three bank robberies in two weeks have kept Lynchburg police on the run,
looking for suspects.
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Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at FIVE, I'm Jean Jadhon.
The latest robbery happened this morning when the First Virginia bank on
Main Street was held up.
Steve Smallshaw is in our Lynchburg newsroom. Steve, this was the second
time that branch has been hit-
That's right Jean, just over two weeks ago, the same branch was hit in what
was THEN Lynchburg's first and only bank robbery of 1995.
Now there have been three, but the number police are most concerned with is
zero... that's the number of arrests they've made.
IN Q=Lynchburg's third
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/This Morning; :00
SUPER=01-Cmdr. Earl Burnette/Lynchburg Police; :11
SUPER=01-Doug Pickeral/Eyewitness; :20
OUT Q=near the lynchburg foundry.
Lynchburg's third bank robbery in two weeks and second in as many days took
place around 10:40 this morning, when two black men walked into the First
Virginia bank on Main Street.
IN Q=They entered the
((CMDR. EARL BURNETTE/LYNCHBURG POLICE: THEY ENTERED THE BANK, DEMANDED MONEY,
RECEIVED MONEY FROM THE TELLER, LEFT THE BANK. SHORTLY AFTER LEAVING THE THE
BANK THE DYE PACK EXPLODED.))
OUT Q=dye pack exploded.
IN Q=And I looked
((DOUG PICKERAL/EYEWITNESS: AND I LOOKED ACROSS THE STREET AND ONE OF THE BAGS
HAD BLOWED UP, HAD AN EXPLOSION IN THE BAG. AND HE RUN DOWN 11TH STREET AND
ANOTHER ONE BLOWED UP, AND MONEY FLEW ALL OVER THE STREET.))
OUT Q=all over the street.
Pickeral says he gathered up all the money and returned it to the bank.
A plastic bag with red dye on it was found a few blocks away, but a tracking
dog lost the scent of the bank robbers near the Lynchburg Foundry.))
Police say they do have a definite suspect in YESTERDAY's robbery at the
Nationsbank on Boonsboro Road.
But so far that person, and the suspects in the two First Virginia robberies
are still at large. Jean?
U-S troops will be in Bosnia by Mid-February.
That's according to Administration officials who today began outlining
details of the deployment.
IN Q=the u-s
((WILLIAM PERRY/DEFENSE SECRETARY: THE U.S. WILL HAVE THE NORTHEAST PART OF
BOSNIA. WE'LL BE HEADQUARTERED IN TUZLA.))
SUPER=02-William Perry/Defense Secretary; 00
OUT Q=in Tuzla.
The Northeast portion is one of the highly disputed areas.
Officials confirm U-S troops must cut through Bosnian Serb territory and
admit there will most likely be casualties.
((WARREN CHRISTOPHER/SECRETARY OF STATE: I KNOW MANY AMERICANS HAVE WONDERED
WHY EUROPE CAN NOT PROVIDE ALL OF THE GROUND TROOPS FOR THE NATO FORCE. NATO
WAS BUILT ON THE SHARING OF RISKS AND THE SHARING OF EFFORT.))
SUPER=01-Warren Christopher/Secretary of State;
OUT Q=SHARING OF EFFORT.
Twenty-thousand U-S troops will make up part of a 60-thousand NATO force.
U-S officials put the cost of the mission at two billion dollars.
Bill Clinton visited Northern Ireland- and by all accounts they love him
SUPER=03-Londonderry, N. Ireland;
The President made a speech in London-Derry- saying how different it is
from one year ago- no more shakedowns- no more violence.
((THE TIME HAS COME FOR THE PEACEMAKERS TO TRIUMPH IN NORTHERN IRELAND AND THE
UNITED STATES WILL SUPPORT THEM AS THEY DO. CHEERS.))
OUT Q=AS THEY DO. CHEERS!
Clinton is the first U-S President to visit Northern Irleand.
It caused a massive explosion, an evacuation of Fork Mountain residents
and... a 50- dollar fine.
SUPER=03-Franklin Co./October 6;
Last month a tractor trailer overturned at the intersection of routes 220
and 605 in Franklin County.
It was carrying thousands of gallons of (tol-YOU-ene) toluene, a toxic and
combustible chemical found in paint thinner.
It took emergency crews more than three hours to extinguish the blaze.
But this morning it took a judge just five minutes to find the driver of the
rig guilty of improper driving.
45- year- old Norman Craig of Winston Salem, North Carolina will have to pay
a 50-dollar fine plus court expenses.
After three years and 700 thousand dollars, it appears Carroll County and
Hillsville finally have a cease fire in their border war.
Today a three- judge annexation court endorsed a compromise in the
Hillsville's boundaries will nearly double, and possibly triple if the town
exercises its option to take in two more parcels over the next 15 years.
It will also waive further annexation rights during that time and share
half the county's meals and lodging tax revenues at the Interstate 77 and U.S.
IN Q=Now is the time
SUPER=01-Billy Mitchell/Carroll Co. Administrator;:00
SUPER=01-Larry South/Hillsville Town Manager; :12
OUT Q=divisive at times.
The judges rejected opposition from a Carroll County landowner.
Lacy Bowman argued the town should annex all the way to the interstate in
order to gain the revenues to provide more public services.
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Still to come-- grocery stores in Virginia already sell beer and wine--now
the ABC is considering uncorking liquor stores in supermarkets.
Plus D-U-I checkpoints are going up throughout the valley-- for those who
may have had too much holiday cheer.
On Health Check-- some reassuring news for breast cancer patients and their
Radiologists are promoting what they consider to be a better way to biopsy
Patrick is celebrating the season the old English way.
He has a report from Radford University's Madrigal Dinner, later on NEWS-7
Buying liquor in Virginia could soon be as easy as A-B-C.
The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control is opening a liquor store in a
supermarket in the Norfolk area.
If the pilot store is a success, A-B-C officials plan to try it statewide.
The new store was news to some General Assembly leaders -- but NOT unwelcome
IN Q=Someone said
((DEL. TOM MOSS/D-NORFOLK: SOMEONE SAID ONE TIME ON THE ABC BOARD...IN THE
((YOU WOULD HAVE THE SAME CONTROLS...GOOD THING TO DO.))
SUPER=01-Del. Tom Moss/(D) Norfolk;
SUPER=01-Del. Vance Wilkins/(R) Amherst; :17
OUT Q=thing to do.
A-B-C employees will continue to run the stores, even inside the larger
Last year more than 370 people were killed in alcohol related crashes in
Today, law enforcement agencies in the region sent an early message that
drinking and driving will not be tolerated this holiday season.
Ten agencies participated in the Joint D-U-I Sobriety Checkpoint in Roanoke
Officers stopped motorists at the Hollins Scales to check for impaired
driving and other traffic infractions.
IN Q=With the holiday
((SGT. FRANK DUFFY/STATE POLICE: WITH THE HOLIDAY SEASON COMING UP AND
CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS WE KNOW THE PEOPLE ARE GOING TO A LOT OF PARTIES.
THEY'LL BE A LOT OF DRINKING GOING ON AND WE WANT TO EMPHASIZE IF YOU DRINK AND
DRIVE YOU MAY GET CAUGHT.))
SUPER=01-Sgt. Frank Duffy/State Police;
OUT Q=may get caught.
The agencies are hoping these early enforcement efforts will deter residents
from driving impaired and prevent tragedy from occurring during the holidays.
The hot issue of tenure for college professors got a public airing today in
And some lawmakers used the occasion to issue a warning.
A legislative commission on the future of higher education wants college
professors with tenure to undergo further reviews, even though they have
Speakers at the American Association of University Professors conference say
they need to make changes to tenure, and to public opinion.
IN Q=But we're under
((DAVID HAGER/ODU PRESIDENT: BUT WE'RE UNDER ATTACK, BECAUSE WE'RE NOT WELL
UNDERSTOOD. AND WE NEED TO EDUCATE. WE NEED TO DO WHAT WE DO. WE NEED TO
((DEL. PANNY RHODES/R-RICHMOND: I THINK IT DEFINITELY IS A LEGISLATIVE
QUESTION... BUT THAT THE UNIVERSITIES THEMSELVES, OR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER
LEARNING WILL ADDRESS THESE ISSUES.))
SUPER=01-David Hager/ODU President; :00
SUPER=01-Del. Panny Rhodes/(R) Richmond; 13
OUT Q=these issues.
University professors say the best
argument for tenure is to protect free speech and controversial opinions.
groovy music under
Merry Olde England can be found in the highlands of Southwest Virginia, where
Radford University brings the magic of Christmas to life...
OUT Q=stay with us.
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In Nicaragua, a violent volcano is panicking residents.
Cerro Negro is spewing lava and red hot 50-pound rocks one thousand feet
in the air.
The volcano began erupting two weeks ago-- but had stood silent for three
So far no one has been injured, but officials say people are worried
because sand and lava are blocking escape routes.
Some areas are without food and water because sand is covering fields and
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SUPER=03-Monroe Co., WA;
Meantime in Washington State, the rainfall has eased, but flooding is on
Volunteers are heading to the flooded areas to begin sandbagging the Skagit
The Emergency Services Director says sandbags will be the last line of
protection for at least three towns and thousands of acres of farmland.
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The Virginia Tech Football team tackles several impressive awards.
Mike will run down the list in tonight's Ticker.
And on Health Check--
Meet the Christ Crusaders.
It's a ministry bringing exercise-- real cheap-- to Roanoke.
Just one dollar a day buys access to equipment, space and workout videos--
just in time for the holidays.
IN Q=Don't gain five
((DON'T GAIN FIVE POUNDS, COME IN AND LOSE TEN POUNDS AND SHAKE IT OFF AND YOU
WON'T GAIN THAT BACK. ))
OUT Q=gain that back.
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A report in today's "New England Journal of Medicine" has reassuring news
for breast cancer patients and their doctors.
It confirms the effectiveness of having a lumpectomy rather than radiation
to treat the cancer.
The review concludes that fraud by one of the original researchers does NOT
change the findings reported a decade ago.
Radiologists meeting in Chicago this week are promoting a less invasive,
less expensive, and less painful way to biopsy breast lumps.
IN Q=This is
SUPER=01-Dr. Steven Adler/Radiologist; :23 quick!!
SUPER=01-Dr. Robert Schmidt/Radiologist; :32
OUT Q=surgery for.
This is a simulation of stereotaxic biopsy-- essentially using a needle to
remove breast tissue to be tested for cancer.
IN Q=Which is
((DR. STEVEN ADLER/RADIOLOGIST: WHICH IS MUCH SIMPLER AND EQUALLY ACCURATE TO
OUT Q=surgical biopsy.
Stereotaxic biopsy is done on an out-patient basis, and it may save
patients about a billion dollars each year.
There's also a cosmetic benefit.
IN Q=The incision we make
((DR. ADLER:THE INCISION WE MAKE IS SO SMALL THAT NO STITCHES ARE REQUIRED...WE
SIMPLY PUT A BAND-AID ON WHEN WE'RE DONE.))
Another benefit may be the most significant
IN Q=It allows
((DR. ROBERT SCHMIDT/RADIOLOGIST: IT ALLOWS US, AS DOCTORS, TO GO IN EARLIER,
ON THINGS THAT ARE TINY, THAT YOU MIGHT NOT WANT TO DO SOMETHING AS AGGRESSIVE
AS SURGERY FOR.))
OUT Q=as surgery for.
Radiologists are encouraging patients to ask their doctors if needle biopsy
would be appropriate in lieu of surgery.
Marjorie and Walter Wilson, both ordained ministers, have set up a sort of
outreach church in Roanoke.
They're using their faith in religion to not only heal the minds of their
congregation-- but also their bodies.
We visited their non-denominational church on Melrose Avenue.
It looks surprisingly like....a gym.
IN Q=I know that
SUPER=01-Rev. Marjorie Wilson/Christ Crusaders Exercise Center; :00
SUPER=01-Rev. Walter Wilson/Christ Crusaders Exercise Center; :36
OUT Q=neighborhood place.
IN Q=I know that we
((REVEREND MARJORIE WILSON/CHRIST CRUSADERS EXERCISE CENTER: I KNOW THAT WE
HAVE A LOT OF HURTING PEOPLE IN THE DIFFERENT CHURCHES THAT NEED TO LOSE
WEIGHT, THEY'VE TRIED IT THEMSELVES, THEY'VE GONE TO THE EXERCISE PLACES,
THEY'VE PAID THE MONEY, BUT SOMEBODY WAS JUMPING UP VERY SMALL IN FRONT OF THEM
AND THEY GOT DISCOURAGED.))
OUT Q=got discouraged.
The Wilsons do not want that to be the case at their "Christ Crusaders
For just one dollar, visitors can come and exercise for the day-- the
Wilson's provide used nautilus and cardiovascular equipment, as well as
exercise videos, and the room to shake it all out.
They've already lost weight themselves, proving the effectiveness of daily
IN Q=It's started
((REV. WALTER WILSON: IT'S STARTED WITH ME, IT STARTED WITH MY WIFE TOO...AND
IT MOTIVATED ME TO CONTINUE. AND I STILL EAT WHAT I LIKE TO EAT. BUT I KNOW I
HAVE TO WORK IT OFF AND THIS IS THE BEST PLACE TO WORK IT OFF RIGHT HERE SOON
AS I GET IN HERE I START WORKING OUT ON THE MACHINES HERE. IT'S GOOD.))
OUT Q=it's good.
The Wilsons moved to Roanoke from New York City, where they ministered to
Now, they're hoping their gift of faith can help bridge their new
IN Q=Everybody can
((REV. MARJORIE WILSON: EVERYBODY CAN DO SOMETHING THAT THEY ENJOY DOING WE
HAVE OLD PEOPLE, YOUNGSTERS THAT COME IN, PEOPLE OF ALL AGES. WE WANT SENIORS
TO COME IN AND SIT DOWN ALL DAY AND NOT BE ALONE IN THE HOUSE WE WANT THE PLACE
TO BE A NEIGHBORHOOD PLACE.))
OUT Q=neighborhood place.
As with any kind of physical activity, it's important to let your doctor
know what kind of plan you're on.
The Wilsons though say it's great to see people out moving and energizing
themselves who'd otherwise be at home on the couch.
The Virginia Teck Hokies continue their winning streak--
Many of the players captured Big East honors. Mike has the story in
tonight's Two Minute Ticker.
Good evening folks and welcome to the two minute ticker that is full of good
news for Virginia and Alabama football fans tonight.
First to the Hokies who today placed five players on the all-Big East first
team conference all-star squad.
Offensive guard Chris Malone, defensive tackle JC Price, LInebacker George
DelRicco and safety William Yarborough are joined on the first team by
defensive end Cornell Brown, who was also named the Big East defensive player
of the year.
The 6-2, 240 pounder from E.C. Glass in Lynchburg had 125 tackles, and 14
He was the conference's player of the week four times this year.
Also, head coach Frank Beamer is a unanimous pick as the Big East coach of
Beamer rallied his team from an 0-and-2 start to a 9-and-2 finish and a share
of the conference championship.
Six more Hokies earned spots on the second team all-Big East squad including
quarterback Jim Druckenmiller and former Glenvar linebacker Brandon Semones.
As for Alabama, the NCAA lightened up on the Crimson Tide a bit today as the
NCAA removed Bama's third year of probation and restored nine scholarships.
However, the university is still barred from Bowl games this season.
Winston Cup racing fans will no doubt want to stay up late tonight as the
1995 Winston Cup champion Jeff Gordon makes his first ever Late Night
appearance with David Letterman.
IN Q="I'm looking forward...
((JEFF GORDON/1995 WINSTON CUP CHAMPION: ))
SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/1995 Winston Cup Champion; :00
OUT Q=...FUN WITH IT."
Don't be surprised if they're racing cabs or lawn mowers through midtown
Manhattan tonight at 11:35 right here on your hometown station.
Coming up at six, we'll preview tomorrow's girls basketball state semi-finals
at the Salem Civic Center.
See you then everybody. have a pleasant evening.
take a break
Christmases of old often featured great entertainment in addition to the
great food-- and that tradition lives on in Radford.
Patrick Evans reports from the Annual Madrigal Dinner at Radford
University, where food and fun share the spotlight.
SUPER=21-Patrick Evans; :00
SUPER=01-David Castonguay/Director of Choral Activities; :25
OUT Q=NEWS-7 at FIVE.
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Local officials have dropped anchor for a couple of days at Smith Mountain
They're holding a "strategic planning workshop" to discuss the future of the
lake and surrounding area.
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Keith Humphry is here to tell us about the first day of the session.
Jean, representatives from Bedford, Franklin and Pittsylvania counties are
teaming up with the Smith Mountain Lake Policy Advisory Board.
One of the main topics of discussion is public access.
Officials are trying to come up with more ways to let EVERYONE enjoy the
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More from the workshop coming up on News- 7 at six.
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