Up next on News 7 at eleven-
A congressional delegation is back in the U-S from Bosnia. We'll find out
what they're saying.
This Milwaukee Lab pleads no contest- after it misread pap smears and two
Plus Dr. Quinn is now Mom Quinn to twins. We'll tell you about Jane
Seymour's newest arrivals.
News 7 is next.
The Pentagon confirms some 3- thousand U-S reservists are being called
up for the Bosnia Mission.
22 ACTIVE army Units were also notified today-
SUPER=03-Andrews Air Force Base;
Tonight lawmakers arrived back from Bosnia. We'll hear what they're saying.
A Milwaukee lab pleaded no contest to reckless homicide for misreading
pap smears- that resulted in two deaths.
Talk about Holiday Cookies-
This huge cookie has 8 hundred pounds of chocolate chips.
Join us for News 7 tonight at eleven.
More Americans are now preparing to go to Bosnia.
The Pentagon today ordered 3 thousand reservists to get ready for duty.
Defense Secretary William Perry also says soldiers from 22 ACTIVE Army
units in ten states will go.
The biggest contributor- North Carolina's Fort Bragg.
Meanwhile the first NATO troops arrived in Sarajevo today- including two
At least 700 U-S troops will be on the way to Bosnia by week's end.
((WILLIAM PERRY/DEFENSE SECRETARY: THEIR FUNCTIONS WILL INCLUDE CIVIL AFFAIRS,
MEDICAL, MILITARY POLICY AND TRANSPORTATION.))
((SERGEANT WILLIAM BRITT/105TH AIR WING: IF THE PRESIDENT THINKS ITS RIGHT, I
THINK ITS RIGHT ALSO. REPORTER: ON A PERSONAL LEVEL? BRITT: ON A PERSONAL LEVEL
SOMETHING HAS TO BE DONE.))
SUPER=01-William Perry/Defense Secretary;:00
SUPER=01-Sergeant William Britt/105th Air Wing; 07
OUT Q=SOMETHING HAS TO BE DONE."
20 thousand U-S soldiers will make up the 60 thousand NATO force.
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SUPER=03-Andrews AFB, MD;
Fifteen lawmakers are back from Bosnia tonight-
The delegations leader conceded there is still no agreement on sending
((REP. SUSAN MOLINARI/R-NEW YORK: WE ALL BELIEVE THAT WE HAVE A STRONG
OBLIGATION TO SUPPORT OUR TROOPS HOWEVER AND EVEN IF WE HAVE A DISAGREEMENT
OVER THE POLICY THAT WILL PUT THEM IN THAT SPECIFIC AREA THERE IS NO DOUBT AND
THE AMERICAN PEOPLE SHOULD HAVE NO DOUBT THAT OUR TROOPS ARE READY.))
((REP. SANDER LEVIN/D- MICHIGAN: IF THE PARTIES REALLY WANT PEACE, AMERICA
SHOULD HELP. IF THE MAJOR PARTIES WANT TO RENEW THEIR HOSTILITIES THEN AMERICA
SUPER=01-Rep. Susan Molinari/(R) New York; 00
SUPER=01-Rep. Sander Levin/(D) Michigan; 13
OUT Q=then America should leave."
The delegation met with leaders from Serbia, Croatia and Sarajevo-
Meanwhile, the U-S deployment of troops is causing some concern for
Virginia Senator John Warner.
Warner says he's made five trips to Bosnia-- and strongly disagrees with
the President's decision to send troops there.
IN Q=I do not contest
((SEN. JOHN WARNER/R- VIRGINIA: I DO NOT CONTEST HIS RIGHT TO DO IT UNDER THE
CONSTITUTION-- BUT I DO QUESTION HIS WISDOM. BUT RIGHT NOW, I THINK CONGRESS
MUST TURN ITS ATTENTION TO HOW BEST WE CAN PROTECT THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE
ARMED FORCES AS THEY GO INTO THIS VERY DANGEROUS PART OF THE WORLD. ))
OUT Q=part of the world
Warner appeared tonight at the Hotel Roanoke for a campaign fundraiser--
along with Rhode Island Senator John Chafee.
While Warner says Christmas is not the season for "rough and tumble
politics"-- at the start of the year, he'll be ready for a challenge.
IN Q=Virginians know me
((WARNER: VIRGINIANS KNOW ME. I'VE BEEN PRIVILEGED TO SERVE IN THIS OFFICE
AND WORK HARD FOR THEM. AND IF ANYBODY WANTS TO CHALLENGE AND THINKS THEY CAN
DO A BETTER JOB-- FINE BY ME. I THINK VIRGINIA'S ENTITLED TO THE BEST MAN OR
WOMAN TO BE U.S. SENATOR. ))
OUT Q=U.S. SENATORS
When the Republican central committee meets on Saturday, Warner says he's
confident it'll decide to hold a primary-- instead of a convention.
Some past and present high-ranking women in uniform have joined those
lobbing grenades at V-M-I's men-only admission policy.
They say the Institute is out of step with the times, and that their own
experience in the military should prove that women have long-since proven
The "friend of the court" brief was filed with the SUPREME Court in
anticipation of oral arguments next month.
Seventeen female officers are cited in the brief.
V-M-I and its supporters say they respect and admire the women for their
accomplishments, but point out V-M-I never set out to duplicate the military
Most Women have a Pap Smear every year- The test is used to detect
Today a Milwaukee Laboratory pleaded no contest to reckless homicide
charges for mis-reading Pap Smears.
As Byron Harlen reports, two women died as a result.
SUPER=04-February, 1994; 00
SUPER=10-Karin Smith/Cancer Victim/February, 1994; 15
SUPER=01-Keith Gary/Victim's Husband; 1:12
SUPER=01-Peter Smith/Victim's Husband; 1:23
SUPER=01-Byron Harlan/CBS News; 1:28
OUT Q=CBS News, Milwaukee."
((Karin Smith was dying when she spoke to Senators in February 1994.
Cancer had spread throughout her body from her cervix, cancer that could have
been treated effectively had a lab technician properly read her pap smear
KARIN SMITH/CANCER VICTIM: HAD MY CANCER BEEN DIAGNOSED AT THE TIME MY FIRST
PAP SMEAR WAS MIS-READ BY
MY H.M.O. I WOULD HAVE HAD A 95-PERCENT CHANCE OF SURVIVAL.
Instead, Karin Smith went through months of agonizing cancer treatment.
Then, a year and a month after her testimony she died.
The same technician from the same Milwaukee lab who botched Karin Smiths
results, mis-read another woman s pap smear and she too died.
The District Attorney got involved after surviving family members filed
and won a civil suit.
The case proved that the technician at the lab read too many slides too
quickly which meant clear signs of cancer went undetected, until it was too
Now, the lawyer who represents the lab called Chem-Bio is pleading
no-contest to reckless homicide charges.
The judge fined the lab 20-thousand dollars and ordered everyone back for
sentencing in late February.
One victim s husband says he feels:
KEITH GARY/VICTIM'S HUSBAND: SHORTED.
Karin Smith's husband says he wonders if the lab owners and the technician
are truly being held accountable.
PETER SMITH/VICTIM'S HUSBAND:
WE'RE NOT SATISFIED. AS OF RIGHT NOW NO ONE IS GOING TO DO JAIL TIME.
BYRON HARLAN/CBS NEWS: An unsatisfying outcome for the victims families, a
clear message to lab technicians.
The district attorney says--at least in this part of the country--if you fail
to do your job properly, you can be charged with reckless homicide.
Byron Harlan, CBS News, Milwaukee.))
A Federal Judge in Colorado will now handle the Oklahoma City bombing
Judge Richard Matsch (maych) will also decide WHERE the trial will be held.
SUPER=03-Oklahoma City, OK/Last April;
Another Judge- Wayne Alley- was removed from the case because the blast
damaged his chambers and courtroom.
The court decided Alley's was too affected by the bombing to be impartial
in the case.
Trial is scheduled to begin in May.
Roanoke officials say they need the public's help finding an arsonist.
Over the past several months more than a half dozen suspicious fires have
Two were in one week in the 800 block of Campbell Avenue and the others were
set in the surrounding area.
Most were in vacant homes.
IN Q=It's hard for us
((JERRY PERCELL/ASSIST. FIRE MARSHAL: IT'S HARD FOR US TO BE THERE ALL THE
TIME. WHAT WE WOULD SUGGEST IS THE CRIME WATCH NUMBER IF THEY CAN CONTACT THE
POLICE DEPARTMENT AND NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH SEEM TO BE IN ORDER AT THIS TIME. JUST
PEOPLE GET THEIR EYES OUT AND REPORT ANY SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY.))
SUPER=01-Jerry Percell/Asst. Fire Marshal;
OUT Q=any suspicious activity.
So far no one's been arrested.
Officials say most of the fires were set at the back of the structures or in
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on News 7, the state says it is losing interest in taking over
the federal medicaid system,
and we'll see how Virginia Tech fans are flooding the phone lines in an effort
to fill up the Sugar Bowl.
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The Allen Administration says its enthusiasm for taking over Medicaid has
"dissipated" as federal budget negotiations have dragged on.
SOT 12:52:45 TAPE 2
IN Q=They're capping
((KAY COLES JAMES/VA. HEALTH & HUMAN RESOURCES: THEY'RE CAPPING THE AMOUNT OF
MONEY THAT WE HAVE TO SPEND. AND THEN GIVING US CERTAIN DICTATES. SO THERE'S
GOING TO BE A LOT LESS FLEXIBILITY THEN PEOPLE TEND TO THINK THERE IS. AND
IT'S GOING TO BE A VERY, VERY, VERY DIFFICULT PROCESS.))
OUT Q=difficult process.
But members of the Joint Commission on Health Care say it would be easier if
the Administration had more information about who receives Medicaid in
IN Q=I don't think
((SEN. JANE WOODS/R-FAIRFAX: I DON'T THINK IT'S A BLAME GAME KIND OF THING.
IT'S JUST WE NEED THIS. AND WE NEEDED IT YESTERDAY. JUST AS I WOULD ASSUME,
IF THEY DON'T HAVE THESE NUMBERS, THEY NEED IT IN ORDER TO BE EVEN THINKING
TOWARD FUTURE MEDICAID EXPENDITURES.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Jane Woods/(R) Fairfax;
OUT Q=Medicaid expenditures.
The Administration says Virginia may have a matter of months or a year to
prepare to take over the system.
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Co. Seal
By the spring of 1997 Roanoke County will have a new super store along
This morning Harris Teeter Supermarkets broke ground for its latest project.
The high-end grocery chain will put a 59- thousand- square- foot store on
That's double the size of most of the stores it has in this area.
IN Q=We hope
((FUZZY MINNIX/ROANOKE CO. SUPERVISOR: WE HOPE THAT THIS IS GOING TO SET THE
STANDARDS FOR GROWTH ALONG 221.))
OUT Q=along 221.
The president of Harris Teeter says 220 full and part-time workers will be
The company is excited about the move because it's demolishing the building
now on the site, and designing its own store from the ground up.
Harris Teeter says it does NOT plan to close its Southwest Plaza store
that's less than a mile away.
A big employer in Pulaski wants to grow even bigger.
Jefferson Mills says its expansion plans will create about 50 new jobs.
It will bring the company's local workforce past the 400 mark.
Jefferson Mills wants to join two buildings across the street from one
another, to create more warehouse space, and room for some new machines.
The move will require the town to close a road.
Pulaski's town council votes on the proposal tomorrow.
The information Super- Highway is the road to success in economic
That was the message for business and government leaders today at a
conference sponsored by Congressman L.F. Payne.
Payne says advances in computer technology make it possible for smaller
communities to compete for new industry.
IN Q=And we're talking
((REP. L.F. PAYNE/D- FIFTH DISTRICT: AND WE'RE TALKING A LOT ABOUT HIGH-TECH,
ACCESS TO THE INTERNET, TALKING ABOUT THE INFORMATION HIGHWAY, AND SOME OF
THOSE THINGS THAT WE THINK WILL REALLY HELP US IN RURAL AREAS TO LEVEL THE
SUPER=01-Rep. L.F. Payne/(D) 5th District; :00
OUT Q=the playing field.
Conference- goers also heard from state transportation secretary Robert
Martinez says Virginia's economic development got a boost from the national
highway bill signed into law last month.
That measure will provide the state with 150 million dollars in
transportation money each year.
A Roanoke architectural firm has won one of the largest contracts in its
At the height of the project, it will create 25 jobs, and it will enable the
company to set up a new satellite office.
Len Besthoff has the story.
IN Q=You know
SUPER=01-Cecil Doyle/HSMM; :56
OUT Q=LB, News-7.
(( You probably know them best as architects, but Hayes, Seay, Mattern, and
Mattern also designs communications systems.
IN Q=In the communications
((VERN DANIELSEN/HAYES, SEAY, MATTERN & MATTERN: IN THE COMMUNICATIONS
DIVISION WE DO TWO WAY RADIO, WE ALSO DO FIBEROPTIC SYSTEMS, WE DO TELEPHONE
SYSTEMS, WE DO 9-1-1 EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS.))
OUT Q=9-1-1 emergency communications.
The Roanoke company has been awarded a multi-million-dollar project from the
state of Florida to design a two way radio system for six of its law
IN Q=Phase two
((DANIELSEN: PHASE TWO, WHICH IS THE CONTRACT WE HAVE RIGHT NOW, COVERS THIS
AREA HERE ON THE EASTERN SIDE OF FLORIDA. IT'S ESENTIALLY FROM HOLLYWOOD, BOCA
RATON IN THE SOUTH, ALMOST TO DAYTONA IN THE NORTH.))
OUT Q=in the north.
The project is the second largest in the company's history.
But what about the biggest one? In early 1994 H-S-M-M won the contract to
design the first phase of the Pentagon renovation.
IN Q=The project
((CECIL DOYLE/HSMM: THE PROJECT WENT GREAT. IT WAS RIGHT ON SCHEDULE AND THE
TEAM DID JUST A SUPER EFFORT.))
OUT Q=super effort.
H-S-M-M says the designs are complete, but there has been a delay in funding
for construction of the Pentagon.
That will delay the design work for the rest of the project, which H-S-M-M
will bid for.
Len Besthoff, News-7.
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Coming up a little later in our broadcast, Dr Quinn becomes a mother,
and from Las Vegas, we'll see why some good samaritians with a sweet tooth were
looking for a very large glass of milk.
New Year's in New Orleans has a sweet ring for Hokie fans.
Tracy Altizer reports both Sugar Bowl and airline tickets are going fast.
IN Q=Driving around Blacksburg
SUPER=01-Ernie & Jane Lyle/Hokie Fans; :13
SUPER=01-Susan Erikson/The Travel Company; :38
OUT Q=Altizer, News 7.
(( Driving around Blacksburg you wouldn't know there was a Big East
championship team in town.
here's no banner on Main Street, or on campus for that matter.
But fans are no less happy their Hokies have hit it big.
((ERNIE & JANE LYLE/HOKIE FANS: I THINK IT'S GREAT, IT'S THE BEST THINK THAT'S
EVER HAPPENED TO US.
SWEETEST THING THAT'S EVER HAPPENED. SWEETEST, YES, LOOKING FORWARD TO IT. ))
At The Travel Company of Blacksburg, consultants were booking Hokie fans
from all over Virginia and surrounding states on charter flights to New
((OKAY, NOW I DO HAVE SOME PACKAGES THAT ARE GOING OUT OF RICHMOND. ))
Most agencies are requiring non-refundable payment up front, and report
they're filling up so fast there's little time to shop around.
((SUSAN ERIKSON/THE TRAVEL COMPANY: YOU HAVE TO DO IT QUICKLY. IF YOU'RE GONNA
SHOP YOU HAVE TO JUST REALLY DO IT QUICKLY BECAUSE THEY'LL BE GONE THAT
It's not a cheap date for New Year's Eve. Most three-day air and hotel
packages run upwards of 600 dollars per person.
((SARAH ZEIGLER & CHRIS LHOMMEDIEU/VA TECH STUDENTS: PROBABLY END UP DRIVING.
PROBABLY DRIVING AND PROBABLY CAMPING FROM WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE.
QUESTION: IT'S AN EXPENSIVE TRIP?
ANSWER: LOOKS TO BE. ))
And don't leave home without your tickets, which start at 60 dollars.
((ALRIGHT, ARE YOU A SEASON TICKET HOLDER OR AN ATHLETIC FUND CONTRIBUTOR? ))
They're moving fast too.
Tech's initial allotment is 15 thousand, though more may be available later.
For now, fans may fill out order forms complete with credit card numbers, and
the tickets will be mailed out after December 17th.
((IT'S EXCITING, EVERYBODY IS PRETTY PUMPED UP FOR IT SO, READY TO GO. ))
Tracy Altizer, News 7.))
Some bakers in Nevada needed a really big sugar bowl for their special
holiday baking this weekend.
For the baker's at Harrah's Casino BIGGER is definitely better.
The chefs had hoped to set a new world record.
It's believed their efforts fell a little short of a record.
The cookie DID contain over 800 pounds of chocolate chips.
The participants did get their just desserts though.
All the money made from the sale of the cookie was donated to charity.
Plenty of sports tonight as Lynchburg tries to be the giant killer against
VMI in basketball, NHL and NBA highlights, more on the Sugar, but first...
SUPER=03-Springfield, OH; :00
A little excitement. In a high school basketball game in Springfield Ohio,
Catholic Central's Jason Collier demolishes the backboard. His team emerges
with a 30-12 win over Centerville...why...because no replacement backboard
could be found, thus ending the game! Here's a look at the AP top 25.
Wipe to Boards!!
IN Q=first team
OUT Q=....25th team"
Once again VMI put itself on the line last night by playing a division
three opponent, but this time it was the 5 and OH Lynchburg Hornets who were in
Lexington looking to sting the Keydets.
SUPER=03-Lexington/Hornets vs. Keydets; :00
Joe Davis and his "Lynch Mob" off to their best start in recent history
looking to put
the 2 and 2 Keydets below the .500 mark on the season.
VMI had other plans. Brian Teug dishes to freshman Brent Conley who drives
the baseline, nails the shot and goes to the line. The frosh had 13 on the
The mob answers. Jason Johans finds Chavis Teal under the iron for 2.
The Hornets Amad Smalls...played big on this move; shakin the defender and
snappin the nylon with a 3 pointer. he had 11.
VMI runs....Lawrence Gullette steals the rock and goes coast to coast for
easy bucket; the Keydets led 50 38 at the half and they win 107 to 74.
Only two games on the NBA slate last night, but there was plenty of
highlights to go around at the Miami/Boston game.
SUPER=03-Boston, MA/Heat vs. Celtics; :00
Watch as rookie Kurt Thomas throws the a punch at the Celtics Pervous
Ellison. Both teams try and restrain the players. Ellison is bleeding badly
from the mouth.
Thomas is ejected from the game and as he is leaving the floor,
Ellison tries to come after him, but is restrained.
The game was physical all the way SUPER=32-Celtics/121/Miami/120/2-OT's;
around, watch Alonzo Mourning give Eric Montross the elbow and then hit the off
Dana Barros with the steal and lay up, Celtics win by 1 in 2 overtimes.
Fines to follow.
Patrick Roy's relationship with Montreal ownership is on ice.
The canadiens are truing to trade the 3 time Vezna trophy winner. Today he
thanked those close to him in an emotional news conference.
IN Q="My teammates
SUPER=01-Patrick Roy/Montreal Goalie; :00
OUT Q=...came up"
SUPER=03-New York, NY/Ducks vs. Rangers;
The Rangers hosted the Mighty Ducks in the only game on the freezer floor
tonight. Mark messier helped carry the Rangers to the 5-1 blowout.
Bath County is one of our Friday Football Extra teams still in the hunt for
a state title. The Chargers meet Strasburg this Saturday at Alleghany High
School for the Group A, Division 1 championship.
SUPER=03-Low Moor/This Past Saturday; :00
This past saturday, Charger defensive back K.C. Jones set a new state
record. The senior intercepted Appalachia quarterback Travis Turner's pass and
returned it 105 yards for a touchdown for the first score of the game.
Now for all tonight's scores.
Chyron in motion
IN Q=first score
OUT Q=last score
And still to come tonight, Mike Stevens continues his talks with the
Hokies about the Sugar Bowl,
and while the Sugar bowl might be sweet, New Orleans is definitely spicy;
how the Hokies plan to gel with Bourbon street when we come back!
The Virginia Tech box office was a big hit yesterday as Hokie fans had their
first chance to bye stubs for the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans.
The Gobblers have been allotted 15 thousand tickets, in hopes of selling 5
thousand more than that.
and there will be plenty for the masses to see. Mike Stevens gives us both a
look back and a sneak peak at Bourbon Street and it's surroundings.
IN Q=FIRST AUDIO
SUPER=03-New Orleans, LA/January 1, 1991; :00
SUPER=01-Chuck Zatarain/Sugar Bowl Representative; :24
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; :53
SUPER=01-Jim Druckenmiller/Va. Tech Quarterback; 1:12
SUPER=01-J.C. Price/Va. Tech Defensive Tackle; 1:22
SUPER=01-Cornell Brown/Va. Tech Defensive End; 1:52
OUT Q=...News 7 Sports."
(( The last time a team from the Commonwealth invaded the Sugar Bowl, Shawn
Moore and the Cavaliers were bigger than life. But a big fourth quarter and
this late TD gave Tennessee a 23-to-22 victory. Bowl officials think this
year's matchup has the potential to top that 1990 game.
((CHUCK ZATARAIN/SUGAR BOWL REPRESENTATIVE:))
There's certainly a lot of fun to be had in the "Big Easy"!
Whether it be devouring Chicory and Beignets at a sidewalk cafe, or taking in
the sights, New Orleans has plenty offer.
((FRANK BEAMER/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:))
And keeping his team focused will be quite a challenge!
Bourbon Street gives a much more revealing look at life than many have ever
((JIM DRUCKENMILLER/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:))
((J.C. PRICE/VA. TECH DEFENSIVE TACKLE:))
But the right kind of lights aren't all bad. And the Hokies hope to take
advantage of their position in national spotlight on New Year Eve.
((CORNELL BROWN/VA. TECH DEFENSIVE END:))
The lights come on December 31st at seven o'clock. In Blacksburg, Mike
Stevens news 7 sports.))
The star of television's "Dr Quinn Medicine Woman," is a new mother.
Jane Seymour gave birth to twin boys last Thursday at a Los Angeles
The babies weighed in around five pounds each.
The boys were named John Stacy Keach and Kristopher Steven Keach.
Seymour is married to actor and director James Keach.