Up next on News 7 at five-
The first NATO troops begin arriving in Sarajevo. And now U-S reservists
may be called to action.
A huge deal comes through for one area company.
Plus if you want to go to the sugar bowl- the word is You've got to move
Fast moving cold fronts bring clouds then sun to the forecast but only a few
sprinkles along the way. Details coming up.
On Health Check--
We'll head to Richmond where the fight's brewing over Medicaid block
Plus, pressure on the F-D-A to approve drugs that may lengthen-- if only
slightly-- the lives of terminally ill patients.
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Advance NATO units began arriving in Sarajevo today- carrying soldiers
from the United States, France and Belgium.
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Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at Five, I'm Jean Jadhon.
A U-S advance party headed to Bosnia consists mainly of communications and
Meanwhile word today that reserve units across the country are also being
notified they may be called into duty.
The President will sign an order calling up 38-hundred military
Defense Secretary William Perry today answered concerns about right wing
terrorists- the concern comes SUPER=03-Sarajevo, Bosnia;
after CBS reporter Bob Simon and his crew were detained this weekend.
They were released unharmed but shaken up.
((WILLIAM PERRY/DEFENSE SECRETARY: LONG EXPERIENCE HAS SHOWN THAT FUNDAMENTAL
TO THE SUCCESS OF DEALING WITH TERRORISTS IS GOOD INTELLIGENCE ABOUT THEIR
SUPER=01-William Perry/Defense Secretary;
OUT Q=THEIR PLANNED OPERATIONS.
Perry says the U-S will have special intelligence support in Bosnia.
A new twist in the case of three marines accused of raping a 12 year old
girl in Japan.
The wife of one of the suspects- apologized in court.
Rodrico Harp's wife says- quote - I'm very sorry.
I'd like to apologize to the girl, to her mother and father, to the
people of Japan and the United States.
To the Japanese, an apology shows remorse and can lead to a
The families originally claimed the men had been railroaded
Now they've offered to pay the girl's family 15-thousand dollars as a
gesture of apology - a traditional Japanese custom.
Officials in Roanoke say deliberate fires set over the past few months may
point to a fire bug.
Now they're asking for the public's help.
Two fires were set in one week in the 800 block of Campbell Avenue.
Officials say they are investigating more than a half dozen arsons in the
Most of the blazes 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
A North Carolina man remains in serious condition at Roanoke Memorial
Hospital after a fiery tractor trailer accident on Interstate 81 yesterday.
The wreck happened around 2:30 yesterday afternoon and blocked traffic on
A tractor trailer flipped and was sandwiched between the guardrails of this
bridge in the Northbound lanes.
The driver, 45-year-old Luke (SANE) Sain of Hickory, North Carolina,
suffered minor injuries.
His partner, 53-year-old David Morris of Yadkin, North Carolina was thrown
from the car.
Witnesses had to drag Morris to safety before the truck burst into flames.
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((BARBARA STELLING/WITNESS: I RAN UP THE STREET, SCREAMED FOR PEOPLE TO COME
HELP ME BECAUSE I KNEW HE WOULD BURN UP IF WE DIDN'T GET HIM OUTTA THERE.))
OUT Q=him outta there.
Morris was airlifted to Roanoke Memorial.
The truck driver is charged with reckless driving.
While Election Day is still 11-months away, Pat Buchanan is in the lead in
SUPER=03-Concord, NH/This Morning;
for filing that is.
Buchanan is the first Republican presidential hopeful to officially file
for the New Hampshire primary.
Buchanan says he will emerge as the top challenger to front-runner Bob Dole.
Buchanan believes he has a stronger campaign than he did in 1992 when he
shocked President Bush by getting 37 percent of the primary vote.
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Straight ahead-- a huge empty store will no longer stand idle in Roanoke
And a local architects will soon help Florida law enforcement agencies
The latest from court today in the case against a medical lab that failed
to detect cancer in two pap smears....the women later died of cervical cancer.
Plus, on Health Check-- for women with PMS-- a cure for what ails you...
and its not the least bit healthy.
How hard is it to get tickets to the Sugar Bowl?
Many Hokies are already making plans for the Big Easy-- that story after
One of the largest locally based companies in our area has scored a
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Len Besthoff's in the newsroom with the latest deal for Hayes, (See) Seay,
Mattern and Mattern, a Roanoke architectural firm.
So Len, how big a deal is this for the firm?
Jean, the company won the largest contract in its history two years ago, and
this one's not far behind.
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((CECIL DOYLE/HSMM: WE'RE PROBABLY TALKING SECOND OR THIRD LARGEST PROJECT IN
THE HISTORY OF THE FIRM. THE PENTAGON WAS THE LARGEST AS FAR AS SINGLE
OUT Q=contracts go.
H-S-M-M will design the second phase of a statewide mobile radio system for
six Florida law enforcement agencies.
The firm will take care of the final three phases as well, if the state
approves funding for it.
At its height, the project will create about 25 new jobs, spread between
H-S-M-M's Lynchburg office and a new location it's building in Florida.
Roanoke County also has some good economic news.
For close to a decade the old Mick or Mack store along route 221 has stood
A Harris Teeter Supermarket will move there.
It will be about twice the size of most of the stores in our area.
Roanoke County has worked on the project for seven years.
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((FUZZY MINNIX/ROANOKE CO. SUPERVISOR: NEW HARRIS TEETER GROCERY STORE
REPRESENTS A VARIETY OF POSITIVE FEATURES THAT ROANOKE COUNTY'S ECONOMIC
DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM HAS BEEN SEEKING TO ACHIEVE.))
OUT Q=to achieve.
Here's a positive feature for you.
The new Harris Teeter store, which will be similar to the one you see here,
will generate more than 400-thousand-dollars annually in local taxes and fees.
When it opens in 1997 it will have 220 employees.
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(QUESTION: Len, what's going to happen to the Harris Teeter store less than a
mile from this new location?)
If you're planning to follow the Hokies to the Sugar Bowl New Year's Eve,
you'd better move fast.
((IT'S FOUR BLOCKS FROM THE SUPER DOME AND FIVE BLOCKS FROM THE FRENCH
OUT Q=the French Quarter.
Virginia Tech only received its bowl invitation last night, and area travel
agents are already swamped.
Most charter deals require non-refundable payment up front, and travel
agents say they're filling up fast.
((SUSAN ERIKSON/THE TRAVEL COMPANY: BECAUSE WE'RE SO CLOSE TO THE DATE, THAT
THE PEOPLE PUTTING TOGETHER THESE TRIPS HAVE TO KNOW AND HAVE TO HAVE THE
COMMITMENT ALMOST IMMEDIATELY TO THE SEATS ON THE AIRPLANES. ))
((SARAH ZEIGLER/VA TECH STUDENT: IT'S EXCITING, EVERYBODY IS PRETTY PUMPED UP
FOR IT SO, READY TO GO.))
SUPER=01-Susan Erikson/The Travel Company; :00
SUPER=01-Sarah Zeigler/Va. Tech Student; :10
OUT Q=ready to go.
Game tickets haven't even arrived on campus yet but they're already a hot
Fans can fill out order forms complete with a credit card number and
tickets will be mailed out after December 17th.
Tech is facing off against ninth- ranked Texas in its first major bowl
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Up next-- For months, many of us watched him on the small screen, now he
may the subject of a feature film on the silver screen...
And the Queen Mum heads home after spending more than two weeks at the
hospital. Stick around.
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O-J Simpson prosecutor Christopher Darden is breaking into show biz.
The Daily Variety Newspaper is reporting the lawyer signed a one million
dollar movie deal.
The paper says Darden will co-write and co-produce a film.
It'll be more than just the O-J Simpson story though, it will also look
at Darden's life before and after the trial.
He is the first player in the Simpson case to close a movie deal.
Darden gets a 75 thousand dollar advance and one million dollars if the
film is actually made.
Britain's Queen Mum is on the mend.
She left the hospital this morning after having her right hip replaced
After waving to photographers and passers-by, the 95-year old Queen Mother
walked down the steps of the London hospital supporting herself with two canes.
Through all the turmoil the British royal family has gone through in
recent years, the Queen mother has remained constantly popular with the British
The new top 25 in College Basketball is out-- Steve will run down the list
in tonight's Two Minute Sports Ticker.
And on Health Check--
The terminally ill are putting pressure on the F-D-A to approve more
drugs-- even if they only prolong life for a short time.
Plus, kidney dialysis in the U.S.-- patients may be better off in other
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Anxiety was the order of the day in Richmond, where state officials and
lawmakers got down to talking about federal changes to Medicaid.
Virginia may be a matter of months away from taking over full responsibility
for the health care for thousands of low income and elderly citizens.
Today, Health and Human Resources Secretary Kay Coles James said her
enthusiasm for the federal government handing control over to states is waning
as the mandates are piled on.
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((KAY COLES JAMES: VA. HEALTH & HUMAN RESOURCES SECRETARY: WITH THE
ADDITIONAL MANDATES THAT ARE NOW BEING PUT INTO THE MIX, WE'RE BEING GIVEN
MANDATES WITH LESS FLEXIBILITY, WHICH ARE GONNA HAVE TREMENDOUS BUDGETARY
IMPLICATIONS FOR THE COMMONWEALTH.))
SUPER=01-Kay Coles James/Va. Health & Human Resources Sec.;
OUT Q=the Commonwealth.
Meanwhile, members of a bi- partisan commission that oversees state health
issues sounded off to the Allen Administration.
IN Q=Right now
((DEL. JAY DEBOER/D-PETERSBURG: RIGHT NOW IT APPEARS THAT THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH
WILL HAVE THE POWER TO WRITE ALL OF THE REGULATIONS, DECIDE ALL OF THE
REIMBURSEMENT RATES, SET THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, WITH NO DIRECT IMPACT OF
THE STATE'S ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES. AND THAT OF COURSE ANNOYS LEGISLATORS.
THAT'S THE SORT OF THING THAT REALLY GETS OUR GOAT.))
SUPER=01-Del. Jay DeBoer/(D) Petersburg;
OUT Q=gets our goat.
Lawmakers say the Administration is apparently way behind in its efforts to
prepare for a smooth transition to handling Medicaid.
Kidney dialysis treatment in the U-S reportedly isn't what it could be.
An investigation by "The New York Times" says a dialysis patient in this
country is twice as likely to die in a given year than a patient in Western
Europe or Japan.
It blames the statistics on cost cutting and increasing profits.
Figures show more than 21 percent of dialysis patients died in 1992.
That's more than double the rates in Japan and France that year.
The study focused on one of the bigger companies-- National Medical Care.
The company strongly denies that patients' health might suffer as a result
Americans dying of diseases without cures are hoping the F-D-A will
approve more drugs, even if they only prolong life for a short while.
But the American Academy of Pharmaceutical Physicians says money is also a
Each drug costs about 350 million dollars to develop, and manufacturers
face a dilemma when a drug proves to be only slightly helpful to people.
A spokesman for the F-D-A says it's difficult to say to people with
terminal illnesses that even a short time isn't worth it.
In Milwaukee, a medical lab has pleaded no contest to reckless homicide
It's the case of two women whose Pap smears were misread by Chem-Bio
Corporation-- they later died of cervical cancer.
Under the plea bargain, Chem-Bio avoids trial-- and awaits sentencing in
The company has already agreed to a ten-million dollar civil settlement for
the women's families.
Women suffering from pre-menstrual syndrome have probably heard quite a
few feel-good remedies.
But how about going on a full-fledged snack attack?
The company "Time of the Month" has just unveiled "PMS Crunch."
It's not healthy and it won't relieve cramps-- but it may fight off raging
There are two varieties-- "Chocolate, Pretzels, and More Chocolate and
Chocolate" and "Nuts and More Chocolate."
The suggested dosage-- a couple of handfuls whenever you want.
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Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your Monday ticker. The Associated press
top 25 basketball poll is out; Virginia and Virginia tech still in there, but
first lets talk about Lynchburg College. The Hornets are 5 and OH and off to
their best start in recent years.
SUPER=01-Joe Davis/Lynchburg College Head Coach;
OUT Q=...in the league"
SUPER=03-Lexington/W & L vs. VMI;
Tonight, the Hornets will try and do what Washington and Lee could not! Beat
VMI. The 2 and 2 Keydets play host to their second division three school at
Cameron Hall this evening; tip off is scheduled for 7pm.
Now here's a look at the new college AP top 25 poll.
wipe to boards!!
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OUT Q=25th team
The NFL. Reports out of Washington D.C. say the Redskins, Prince George's
County and Maryland officials will soon be announcing an agreement to build a
78 thousand plus seat stadium in Landover. More on the Skins big win yesterday
over dallas coming up at 6.
Coming up tonight, the The Detroit Lions host the Chicago bears in a Monday
night clash between two teams fighting to stay in the playoff hunt. The Bears
are7 and 5 while the Lions are 6 and 6.
IN Q="Looking for
SUPER=01-Wayne Fontes/Lions Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...comes from there"
Coming up at 6, Mike Stevens has more on the Hokies as they talk about New
Orleans, we'll see ya then everybody. Jean?
Total Action against Poverty has a reach that spans beyond the Roanoke
Valley to help those in need.
This evening is is collecting toys and food for needy families in
Patrick Evans was there earlier today.
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SUPER=21-Patrick Evans; :00
SUPER=01-Dale McLeod/WREL Disc Jockey; :40
SUPER=01-Marcia Whitt/WREL Disc Jockey; 1:13
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Blue Ridge Parkway travelers will soon have a new ROAD to explore-- and a
new road to Explore Park.
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Keith Humphry is in the newsroom with more on this long awaited ground-
breaking ceremony. ANCHOR=Keith
Long awaited indeed, Jean.
Congress authorized the Roanoke River Parkway more than eight years ago, but
construction on the spur didn't start until today.
Officials hope the one- point- four mile stretch of road will make Explore
Park more accessible, and of course, more profitable.
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We'll Explore this more in 30-minutes on News 7 at six.