Up next on News 7 at five-
The Senate votes on funding for U-S troops in Bosnia. We'll tell you what
And a search in California- today in connection with that ambushed Amtrak
train in Arizona.
It looks like we will take a miss on the next batch of winter precipitation.
The radar pictures in just a moment.
And on Health Check-- a physician offers an inspirational story.
We'll track the amazing career of Lewis Gale Psychiatrist Dr. David
He proves sight isn't a requirement for vision.
((SEN. BOB DOLE/R- MAJORITY LEADER: I DO NOT BELIEVE WE SHOULD LIMIT THE FUNDS
FOR FOOD, SUPPLIES, AND AMMUNITION FOR OUR TROOPS. IT WAS WRONG DURING VIETNAM
AND IT'S WRONG NOW.))
OUT Q=AND IT'S WRONG NOW."
And With that the Senate voted-it will allow funding for U-S troops in
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Good evening this is NEWS-7 at FIVE, I'm Jean Jadhon.
The Senate today defeated a motion that would have cut off funding for the
Bosnian Peace Mission.
But despite the vote, many Senators made it clear they are against U-S
troops in Bosnia.
((I CAN NOT ACCEPT THE RESPONSIBILITY OF VOTING TO PLACE THEM THERE IN THE
FIRST PLACE, SIMPLY FOR THE PURPOSE OF PRESERVING UNITED STATES CREDIBILITY.))
((SEN. PHIL GRAMM/R-TEXAS: I THINK WE ARE MAKING A MISTAND AND I INTEND TO MAKE
IT VERY CLEAR I OPPOSE THE POLICY WE HAVE UNDERTAKEN IN BOSNIA.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Daniel Coats/(R) Indiana
SUPER=01-Sen. Phil Gramm/(R) Texas; 12
OUT Q=UNDERTAKEN IN BOSNIA."
Most senators say they may not support the mission, but they do support
Virginia Senator John Warner was in the minority today.
The Republican voted to cut off funding for the peace mission in Bosnia,
saying the U-S is doing enough by air and sea.
He believes the situation is just too dangerous for American ground troops.
IN Q=It's not as if
((SEN. JOHN WARNER/R- VIRGINIA: IT'S NOT AS IF WE'RE 'BUGGING OUT' OR FEARFUL
OF GOING IN. WE'RE INVOLVED. IN MY JUDGEMENT THE PRESIDENT MADE AN ERROR TRYING
TO SEND IN AN ADDITIONAL ELEMENT OF GROUND TROOPS. WE'RE PULLING OUR SHARE IN
THIS MISERABLE FIGHT. ))
OUT Q=miserable fight.
Democratic Senator Chuck Robb voted not to cut off funding for the U-S
All 45-people aboard a Romanian airliner are believed dead in a plane crash
near Verona, Italy.
SUPER=03-Near Verona, Italy;
News reports say most of those on board the plane were Italian en route to
The Antonov 51 plane crashed upon landing in the northern city of Verona.
The plane hit the end of the runway as it was taking off in snowy, windy
weather--it then caught fire.
A fatal Arizona train derailment in October brought authorities to
SUPER=03-Val Verde, CA;
The FBI searhced a house in rural Val Verde- about 40 miles northwest of
The FBI won't say what agents are looking for- but it's believed to be
the first search in connection with the case.
SUPER=03-Near Hyder, AZ/October 20;
One person was killed and 78 injured when four Amtrak cars plunged into
an Arizona riverbed.
Investigators later found the tracks had been tampered with.
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SUPER=03-Oklahoma City, OK;
Bombing suspects Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols appeared before a
An early morning motorcade brought them to the joint hearing- The first
since being arrested in the Federal Building Bombing in April.
Outside of court- Nichols brother, James Nichols says its all a setup.
((JAMES NICHOLS/SUSPECT'S BROTHER: THEY'RE INNOCENT. TERRY'S INNOCENT. AND I
WANT TO SEE ANYTHING ON TIM. I WANT TO SEE SOMETHING.))
SUPER=01-James Nichols/Suspect's Brother; :00 quick!
OUT Q=to see something."
Today in court attorneys argued over whether defense attorneys fees
should be made public- because those fees are paid with taxpayer's money.
The RE-TRIAL of a Martinsville man continues today- He's accused of
attempting to kill his former girlfriend's father with a pipe bomb.
For Michael Draper this is the second trial for the same crime.
In July the jury was split-- and the judge was forced to declare a mistrial.
Police say Draper shot at his girlfriend's father Roy Harriston in the
Summer of 1993.
Harriston was supposed to testify a few months later against Draper.
SUPER=04-October 22, 1993;
But, just days before the trial, a pipe-bomb exploded in the Sara Lee Knit
products parking lot where Harriston worked.
Harriston wasn't injured, but shrapnel from the bomb severely injured his
friend James Harris.
IN Q=before i was
((JAMES HARRIS/VICTIM: BEFORE I WAS...AWAY FROM ME.))
OUT Q=away from me
The judge hopes the trial wraps up tonight.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
The Central Virginia AIDS Coordinating Council is back in business, what are
they doing differently this time? Steve Smallshaw has a live report.
And the suspect who stole this Pepsi truck had a real thirst for hunger.
On Health Check-- pediatricians want to crackdown on dangerous children's
The latest target-- balloons, the leading cause of choking deaths among
Tonight the best in High School Football are in the spotlight.
The Two minute ticker is live from the Friday Football Extra Banquet- when
NEWS-7 at FIVE returns.
Three months after auditors shut it down, the Central Virginia AIDS
Coordinating Council is back in business.
But its clients... residents with AIDS, say it will take a couple of months
before the agency is back to full strength.
Steve Smallshaw joins us from Lynchburg.. Steve did the audit turn up any
sign of wrongdoing?
No it didn't Jean, at least nothing that was intentional.
The audit did reveal some basic mistakes in bookkeeping procedures, and
steps have been taken to remedy those problems.
A full- time office manager has been hired, along with an accountant to
oversee C-VACC's finances.
The agency's funds have been freed up, and services to clients have resumed.
IN Q=The services may
((TOM JIVIDEN/CVACC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: THE SERVICES MAY HAVE BEEN A LITTLE BIT
COMPROMISED DURING THAT PERIOD, BUT WE'RE BACK IN FULL OPERATION NOW, PROVIDING
THE SAME KIND OF SUPPORT SERVICES THAT WE DID.))
((CAROL FRANKLIN/OFFICE MANAGER: WE'RE TRYING TO KEEP THINGS ORGANIZED,
EVERYTHING IS LOCKED NOW, CHECKS ARE BEING SIGNED BY TWO PEOPLE. WE'RE DOING
IT THE RIGHT WAY.))
SUPER=01-Tom Jividen/CVACC Executive Director; :00
SUPER=01-Carol Franklin/Office Manager; :09
OUT Q=doing it the right way.
CVACC also will be allowed to stay in their offices in the Lynchburg
Community Action Group building on Church Street.
There's even talk that the agency could expand into some empty space next
door, once the reorganization has been completed. Jean?
The recount is IN, and you can officially count Simon Spencer OUT.
SUPER=03-Henry Co./Last Night;
It took seven hours, but a panel of judges affirmed the election of Debra
Buchanan to the Henry County Board of Supervisors.
They were both vying for the Horsepasture District seat-
Both candidates received 15-hundred and TWO votes.
SUPER=03-Henry Co./November 10;
Buchanan won the tie breaker when an election official pulled her name out
of a basket.
Last night, Spencer's attorney argued THIS man's ballot should have been
disqualified because it wasn't recorded correctly.
He said his vote gave Buchanan an invalid edge.
The judges disagreed.
IN Q=I'm just tired
((DEBRA BUCHANAN/HENRY CO. SUPERVISOR ELECT: I'M JUST TIRED AND RELIEVED LIKE
EVERYONE ELSE. ))
SUPER=01-Debra Buchanan/Henry Co. Supervisor Elect;
OUT Q=like everyone else.
Spencer says he's disappointed with the decision.
Now he says he'll concentrate on his teaching career.
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Up next-- it's a toy story of a different kind. And Patrick can fill us in.
(patrick ad lib)
stocks bump next
Toys are frequently the bulk of the items surrounding the Christmas tree
on Christmas Morning, and finding the right toy is key.
DOUBLE BOXES JEAN/PATRICK
Patrick Evans has located a spot in Salem that probably has just what
you're looking for.
SUPER=01-Bill Cantrell/Toy Town;
DOUBLE BOXES PATRICK/ROBIN
Not all the Virginia Tech Football players will be New Orleans for the
Sugar Bowl- Mike has more on two suspensions.
Coming up on Health Check-- the inspirational story of an area physician.
Dr. David Hartman beat the odds, and made it through medical school to
become a successful psychiatrist-- despite being blind.
IN Q=In high school
((IN HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE I WOULD BE PERIODICALLY PULLED ASIDE BY VARIOUS
PEOPLE SAYING YOU WANT TO SET MORE REALISTIC GOALS. ))
OUT Q=more realistic goals.
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It's hard to imagine something as innocent as a balloon could be the
leading cause of choking deaths among children-- but that's the finding of a
new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
The report also finds that in general-- toys may not be regulated strictly
IN Q=NAT SOUND
SUPER=03-New York; :00
SUPER=01-Dr. Anne Dimaio/New York Hospital; :10
OUT Q=choking episodes.
IN Q= NAT SOUND
OUT Q=NAT SOUND
The study deflates a long-time childhood favorite-- the balloon.
Even latex gloves at the doctor's office are listed as a danger.
IN Q=The balloon
((DR. ANNE DIMAIO/NEW YORK HOSPITAL: THE BALLOON BREAKS. A CHILD BITES INTO
THE BALLOON. THERE'S NO REAL WAY FOR THE AIR TO PASS.))
OUT Q=to pass.
Balloons aren't regulated in any way. But the study did find 14 regulated
toys that had been responsible for choking deaths.
The guidelines say toys for children under three should not be able to fit
through a small tube-- but pediatricians want tougher regulations.
IN Q=If we make
((IF WE MAKE THE MINIMUM SIZE LARGER, WE MAY EVEN SAVE MORE CHILDREN FROM
CHOKING EPISODES. ))
Until the federal government enacts stricter standards, doctors recommend
parents keep a close eye on toddlers and educate older kids about choking
For most of us, we can only imagine the rigors of medical school-- years of
studying, pulling all-nighters and working on the residency.
But imagine learning chemistry, anatomy and cramming for exams-- without
the use of your eyes.
That's just how David Hartman made it through med school.
Now, he's a successful psychiatrist at the Lewis Gale Clinic.
IN Q=Open NAT SOUND
SUPER=01-Dr. David Hartman/Psychiatrist; :19
OUT Q=this type of work.
IN Q= NAT SOUND
OUT Q= NAT SOUND
Dr. David Hartman lost his vision at the age of eight, he had abnormal
lenses, glaucoma and finally retinal detachments.
But he's never been one to let the condition stand in his way--
accomplishing far more than most people ever dream.
IN Q=There is a
((DR. DAVID HARTMAN/PSYCHIATRIST: THERE IS A LOT OF ANXIETY ABOUT HOW MUCH
RESPONSIBILITY THERE'S GOING TO BE IN HELPING THE BLIND PERSON GO THROUGH
MEDICAL SCHOOL, WHAT KIND OF PROBLEMS WILL BE ENCOUNTERED AND WHETHER THIS
PERSON WHEN THEY GRADUATE IS GOING TO BE A COMPETENT PHYSICIANS. AND ITS MY
ARGUMENT THAT A COMPETENT PHYSICIAN HAS THE GOOD JUDGEMENT TO KNOW WHAT THEY
CAN AND CANNOT DO. ))
OUT Q=cannot do.
Without his sight, Dr. Hartman relies heavily on his memory-- he makes
notes after patient sessions on a dictaphone.
With the help of a specially-equipped braille computer, paperwork is not a
IN Q=NAT SOUND TYPING
OUT Q=NAT SOUND TYPING
Even the American Journal of Psychiatry is available to him to read via
IN Q=The two purposes
((THE TWO PURPOSES OF THIS STUDY WERE TO PROVIDE A COMPREHENSIVE DESCRIPTION OF
THE CLINICAL FEATURES.))
OUT Q=clinical features.
Hartman's lack of sight apparently doesn't translate into a lack of
vision-- especially with his patients.
IN Q=What I find
((WHAT I FIND USEFUL IS THAT I ENABLE THE PATIENT TO TELL ME THEIR STORY AS
THEY'RE COMFORTABLE. THAT THEY CAN COME IN HERE AND REVEAL THEMSELVES TO ME IN
THE WAY THEY WANT TO REVEAL THEMSELVES. THEY CAN SHARE THEMSELVES TO ME AT A
RATE THAT THEY'RE COMFORTABLE WITH SHARING. ))
OUT Q=with sharing.
Dr. Hartman says every physician has strengths and weaknesses.
The important thing is that they're able to recognize them, and realize
His career has been well-documented.
In 1975, NBC aired a movie about Dr. Hartman's college years, called
"Journey From Darkness."
He also wrote a book a few years ago, called "White Coat, White Cane."
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Good evening everybody we're getting ready for a big party tonight at the
Airport Marriott's Grand Ballroom.
Tonight we'll be honoring our 13 players of the week, and passing out a
number of other big honors including four coach of the year honors, and a team
of year award.
We're also expanding our scholar-athlete program.
With the help of Leggett and Stop-In Friday Football Extra is awarding two
two-thousand dollar scholarships tonight.
(mike ad lib)
SUPER=01-Susan Simmons/Marriott Director of Catering;
(mike ad lib)
The Virginia Tech football program's Sugar Bowl party is getting rained on
from within these days.
Yesterday Frank Beamer suspended two players indefinitely including seldom
used receiver James Crawford and
former all-state performer Tony Morrison.
The Chesapeake native has been in and out of trouble for the past year and
now he's off the team after being arrested Saturday and charged with public
intoxication, petty larceny and destruction of private property.
Morrison played in all 11 games for the Hokies this season and has been a big
contributor on the defense for the past two seasons.
Morrison's name has also been in the news recently regarding a Tech coed's
allegation of rape.
Tony's father Jim says his son believes he is the victim.
No victims here tonight - just a lot of winners.
I'll be back at six to talk with some of the people who are up for the big
honors and cash prizes tonight here at the 12th annual Friday Football Extra
More news 7 at five is coming your way right after this quick break.
take a break
It was a Pepsi kind of day for New Jersey and Pennsylvania State Police.
Authorities were lead on a two-hour slow speed chase.
It all began this morning in Philadelphia where a Pepsi Cola truck was
Police followed the truck through a police roadblock, crossing the Delaware
River into New Jersey.
The suspect is reportedly a hungry, homeless man.
He stopped the truck two hours later and surrendered without a struggle.
A New Jersey State police spokesman says troopers talked the man into
stopping by promising him two Egg McMuffins from McDonalds.
After the man was charged with auto theft, authorities gave him the
toss to robin
(toss to ROBIN)
(ROBIN ad lib)
(ROBIN tosses to Jean)
A recent investigation by the U-S Department of Labor has raised the
question...how safe is your 401-k money?
double boxes Keith/Jean
Keith Humphry is in the newsroom with some answers.
Jean financial advisors in our area say a very small percentage of companies
have been caught mishandling their employees 401-k plans.
But tonight we'll have some tips on how you can check up on your
savings...like making sure your quarterly 401-k statements arrive on a timely
We'll have more tips on other things you can do.
Plus the Lieutenant Governor unveils his vision for Virginia for the next
two years -- leading up to when Don Beyer hopes to be elected Governor.
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We'll tell you what his first large-scale legislative agenda is all
about--in 30-minutes on NEWS-7 at Six.
(AD LIB BYE)