Up next on News 7 at FIVE--
The latest from Bosnia, as Serb officials are trying to stall the
A fire today at Northside High School shouldn't delay the start of classes
And, it's the day after-- does that means Mall Madness?
The wind chill remains a factor in this forecast cycle. Clouds and flurries
On Health Check-- it's the year in Medicine.
We'll take a look at the top stories of 1995---
From the fight to be thin, to the war on wrinkles-- and efforts in
In Bosnia, NATO is dealing with the latest Serb request.
They're asking for a delay in re-unification.
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This is News 7 at FIVE.
I'm Connie Stevens
The Serbs are asking to have the re-unification process put off for at
least another three months.
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They've asked NATO peacekeepers to delay the the turnover of Sarajevo to
IN Q=I don't believe
((ADMIRAL LEIGHTON SMITH/NATO COMMANDER: I DON'T BELIEVE THAT AT THIS POINT
THAT I'M IN THE POSITION TO MAKE SUCH A COMMITTMENT ))
SUPER=01-Admiral Leighton Smith/NATO Commander; :
On a lighter note, the Grand Old Opry came to Bosnia today.
Country singer and composer Larry Gatlin played for the troops.
IN Q=She's a broken
((SHE'S A BROKEN LADY...THEN CLAPPING))
In other news from Bosnia, French airmen recently freed from Bosnian Serb
captivity may have faced torture and mock executions.
A French newspaper is reporting that the two flyers were beated and
But French officials are claiming the men were well-treated.
As the partial government shutdown continues, some federal employees in
Baltimore spoke out today.
About 100 workers picketed in front of the city's Social Security
Some employees carried signs reading "Furlough Newt," "Furlough Congress"
and "We Want to Work."
IN Q=We have
((JOHN GAGE/AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT: WE HAVE IMPORTANT FUNCTIONS THAT
ARE JUST BEING WHACKED OFF AND PEOPLE ARE NOT BEING ALLOWED TO DO THEIR JOBS.))
((MARIA SALATTI/EMPLOYEE: THIS IS NOT A GOOD TIME OF THE YEAR TO WONDER WHETHER
YOU'RE GETTING A PAY CHECK OR NOT. ))
((JOANNE HARRIS/EMPLOYEE: FRUSTRATION IS NOT...IT'S AN UNDERSTATEMENT AT THIS
POINT. I MEAN, WE JUST FINISHED CHRISTMAS. ))
SUPER=01-John Gage/American Federation of Gov't.; :00
SUPER=01-Maria Salatti/Employee; :06
SUPER=01-Joanne Harris/Social Security Employee; :09
OUT Q=finished Christmas
For the second time in two months, thousands of "non-essential" federal
employees were sent home on December 16th when Congress and President Clinton
couldn't agree on a budget.
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While the budget battle makes the future unclear, the past is open for
The National Museum of American History in Washington D-C is open this
week, as are parts of the very popular Air and Space Museum.
But they're the only parts of the Smithsonian Institution's
16 facilities that have opened their doors.
IN Q=It's disappointing,
((IT'S DISAPPOINTING, I KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN, THEY'LL SETTLE THIS NEXT WEEK
BUT WE'RE HERE TODAY.))
SUPER=01-Karen Whipple/Tourist from Florida;
OUT Q=HERE TODAY.
The Smithsonian says there's enough money to operate those museums on a
limited schedule through Sunday.
It looks as if the nation's retailiers did NOT get the one thing they
wanted this Christmas-- brisk sales.
Slow economic growth coupled with high-debt levels drew a caution flag for
And it seems consumers in central and southwest Virginia followed suit.
Many people DID venture out to the stores TODAY- but to return gifts.
double boxes Connie/Scott
Scott Prince is at Valley View Mall in Roanoke-- Scott will this mean an
even bigger hit for retailers-- now that lots of items are being returned?
(scott ad lib)
(roll cue: "...pretty impressive bargains .")
SUPER=01-Russ Welch/Finish Line Store Manager; :12
SUPER=01-Bill Thomas/Shopper; :25
SUPER=01-Marvin Walton/Shopper; :35
SUPER=07-Santa Claus; :42
OUT Q=as good as anything else.
double boxes Connie/Scott
(questions: Any official numbers out yet for retail sales? )
More than 130-people are dead and many more missing in floods caused by
torrential rains in South Africa.
Police divers, rescue teams, residents and helicopters pulled bodies out of
rivers bursting at their banks.
The worst is about 240-miles southeast of Johannesburg.
Distraught residents waded through mud and bushes searching for relatives.
Police say many of the victims were living in shacks that were washed away
by flood waters.
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In Great Britain, the worst snow storms in decades have left about five
thousand families without power.
Snow drifts 30 feet deep have been reported in parts of Scotland--it is
being called the worst snowstorm there in 40-years.
Snow is blanketing much of Wales, and Northern Ireland had its first white
Christmas in years.
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Ahead in the newscast--a fire breaks out this morning at a Roanoke County
high school, damaging some classrooms--
And the number of buildings on the Hill City's historic riverfront is
dwindling, following another fire-- we'll have a live report.
And-- if the sound of the drill is what scares you away from the dentist,
there's a new way to fill cavities now available.
We'll have the story, on Health Check-- as News 7 at FIVE continues.
Firefighters continue to pour water onto the smoldering rubble of the old
Lukens building in downtown Lynchburg.
The historic structure burned to the ground Christmas morning... the second
riverfront landmark to be consumed by fire in three months.
Steve Smallshaw is in our Lynchburg newsroom... Steve what do these fire
losses mean as far the city's revitalization efforts are concerned?
Connie, while historic preservationists hate to see these old buildings burn
the fire at the old Norfolk and Western terminal in September and yesterday's
Lukens fire will only alter, not delay, the riverfront revival plans.
Dr. Joseph Freeman, who heads up the Lynch's Ferry Authority, says their
focus for 1996 was going to be on open spaces on the riverfront, and the Lukens
fire simply creates more of it.
But Freeman warns that unless more business people are willing to take a
chance on occupying some of these old buildings... eventually the city will
lose them all.
IN Q=In the past
((DR. JOSEPH FREEMAN/LYNCH'S FERRY AUTHORITY: IN THE PAST TEN YEARS..))
OUT Q=change that's taken place.
The Lukens fire HAS cancelled the plans of one Lynchburg group which had
hoped to buy the building and turn it into space for artists.
We'll hear more from the leader of Riverviews, Incorporated at 6. Connie?
Investigators say an electrical short started a fire at Northside High
School this morning.
Fire fighters were dispatched about 8:30.
It started in a supply closet in one of the classrooms on the first floor.
Fire Marshal Don Gillespie says a problem with the relay switch controlling
a dusk-to-dawn light ignited the fire.
It apparently smoldered several hours before it was discovered by the
IN Q=we had fire
((BATTALION CHIEF STEVE POFF/ROANOKE COUNTY FIRE DEPT.: WE HAD FIRE DAMAGE TO
ONE CLASSROOM AND SMOKE DAMAGE TO TWO OTHERS AND WE HAVE SMOKE THROUGHOUT THE
HALLWAYS ON THE FIRST LEVEL.))
SUPER=01-Steve Poff/Battalion Chief Roanoke Co. Fire Dept.;
OUT Q=FIRST LEVEL
The fire did about 12-thousand dollars damage to the Roanoke County school.
Officials say the damage should not disrupt classes when students return next
The freedom to venture outside whenever you want is something many of us
take for granted.
But not members of a Danville organization committed to bringing pride and
safety back to their neighborhood.
The Westmoreland Neighborhood Organization was formed two years ago.
Shirley Coles and Bernice Bryant say they want the group's 600- members to
feel safe in their neighborhood.
IN Q=Some of us
((SHIRLEY COLES/ORGANIZATION PRESIDENT:SOME OF US GOT TOGETHER AND DECIDED WE
REALLY NEEDED TO DO SOMETHING TO BRING THIS COMMUNITY BACK TO THE WAY IT WAS AT
ONE TIME, CRIME WAS REALLY RUNNING RAMPANT IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD AND WE FELT
SOMETHING NEEDED TO BE DONE, ELDERLY PEOPLE WERE AFRAID TO COME OUT AT NIGHT TO
COME TO CHURCH.))
SUPER=01-Shirley Coles/Organization President; :00
OUT Q= to church.
Shirley Coles believes residents do feel safer thanks to the organization.
Since it was formed, police now patrol the area regularly and crime watch
signs line the community.
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Don't go away-- today is the first day of the week-long celebration of
And a little later-- despite being sick yesterday, the Pope returned to his
window today to address the public-- stay with us for the story.
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Hanukkah and Christmas are over, but there's still one more holiday this
Kwaanza begins today.
The festival got underway at the National Black Theater in New York City.
Kwaanza was created 30-years ago to celebrate African American unity,
empowerment and tradition.
Dancing, drumming and lighting candles are all part of the rituals for the
seven day observance.
Kwaanza runs through January first--
It means the First Fruits and commemorates the harvesting of the first
toss to robin
Holiday Hoops are going on at the Salem Civic Center at this hour-- Steve
Mason has some scores and highlights from games already complete in his Two
Minute Sports Ticker.
And on Health Check-- the going may get easier in the dentist chair.
We'll tell you about drill-less fillings.
Plus, stay with us for the top stories of 1995-- with the Year in
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If the sound of a dentist's drill keeps you from getting in the chair and
getting a cavity filled, there may be another alternative.
Instead of pulling out the drill, this dentist is using a new device-- it
sands away cavities.
IN Q=it's basically
((DR. STEPHEN LOCKE/DENTIST: IT'S BASICALLY A LITTLE MINI-SANDBLASTER YOU CAN
DIRECT AND IT WILL REMOVE THE MATERIAL IN ITS PATH...AND THE PATH IS ABOUT THE
SIZE OF A PIN.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Stephen Locke/Dentist; :00
OUT Q=size of a pin.
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It doesn't take the place of the drill for everything, though-- it can't
remove old fillings or prepare the tooth for a crown.
The tiny utensil is powerful enough to etch a penny, yet gentle enough to
IN Q=It feels
((DENISE ANDERSON/PATIENT: IT FEELS FINE, NO PROBLEMS, NOTHING BOTHERED ME.
WHAT DID IT FEEL LIKE? JUST A LITTLE TINGLING, BUT NOTHING MUCH, NO PROBLEM.
THE RESULTS ARE EXCELLENT, MY BASIC GOAL HERE IS TO PROVIDE
CONSERVATIVE TREATMENT AND IT REALLY MEETS THAT GOAL BECAUSE I REMOVE MINIMUM
TOOTH STRUCTURE TO DO THE RESTORATION. ))
SUPER=01-Denise Anderson/Patient; :00
OUT Q=do the restoration.
The dentist says he doesn't use anesthesia with the procedure--and it only
takes about 10-minutes for a routine filling.
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The fight to be thin, and the war against aging....those were primary
concerns of the Year in Health, '95.
There were strides in medicine-- from the chicken pox vaccine, to research
in understanding AIDS.
Here's Dr. Emily Senay with the Medical Year in Review.
IN Q=The battle against
SUPER=01-Dr. Jose Caro/Thomas Jefferson University; :15
SUPER=01-Dr. Etienne Baulieau/Natl. Health & Medical Research Inst.; :52
SUPER=01-Dr. Emily Senay/Reporting; 2:00
OUT Q=Dr. E.S. CBS News. NY.
The battle against the bulge took center stage this year....with no fewer
than three promising studies.
The first---the discovery of a protein which at elevated levels may stop a
person from feeling "full"...leading to possible obesity.
IN Q=We believe
((DR. JOSE CARO/THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIVERSITY: WE BELIEVE THAT THE BRAINS OF
THESE OBESE HUMANS DON'T RECEIVE THE MESSAGE TO STOP EATING. ))
OUT Q=to stop eating.
Teams of researchers in the U.S., France, and Finland meanwhile reported
finding a defective gene that may also be responsible for obesity, and
a potential drug of the future...a beta-3-agonist...which seems to reverse the
effect of the defective gene.
Thin was in, as always---but youth also got its due.
Researchers in France said replenishing the body's supply of the hormone
D-H-E-A-- which decreases with age...seemed to help preserve youthfulness. It
improved sleep and increased energy in both men and women.
IN Q=Stronger muscles
(( DR. ETIENNE BAULIEAU/NATIONAL HEALTH & MEDICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE:STRONGER
MUSCLES, THICKER SKIN, BONES MORE SOLID...THAT SORT OF THING.))
OUT Q=sort of thing
Testing of D-H-E-A is continuing.
What became available in '95 is a vaccine for a "curse" of the
The F-D-A approved the first-ever chicken pox vaccine...saying it prevents
disease 85-percent of the time, and severely weakens symptoms of the remaining
15-percent of the time in either children or adults.
On the aids front, the F-D-A approved two new drugs: 3-T-C and
Saquinavir...while researchers touted a third: Interleukin Two...which
"increased the critical white blood cell count to within a normal, healthy
range in 60-percent of patients" who were given it during the early stages of
From Australia came word of the potential for a vaccine ...that could be
created from a strain of H-I-V with a defective gene-- that seems to weaken the
virus...slowing its progression.
From San Francisco, the first baboon to human....bone marrow transplant.
AIDS patient Jeff Getty requested and was granted permission to become the
first to receive baboon marrow...which appears to be immune to H-I-V.
The most concrete single gain in 19-95 perhaps was the vaccine against
There were great strides in understanding obesity, and, in the war
Research is lengthening life expectancy for those with the
But the biggest challenge....a cure for AIDS...still eludes us.
Dr. Emily Senay for CBS News.))
Now with the day's sports in review here's Steve Mason-- a few local
basketball games to tell us about right, Steve?
Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your Tuesday ticker! The Nations Bank
Holiday Hoops basketball tournament tipped off today over at the salem Civic
Center. William Byrd took on Patrick Henry in the first game.
SUPER=03-Salem/Terriers vs. Patriots; :00
Watch Patriot senior guard Brian Jackson take matters into his own hands
and make the nice drive. His lean in shot finds the bottom of the net for
PH can also pass. Ronnie Casey dishes to Brooks berry who gives to Colbey
Leftwich for the basket, but the Terriers would then go on their run.
Byrd's Michael Berry makes the pass to Kevin Stump who gets the roll and the
hoops for the Terriers.
SUPER=34-William Byrd/=71/Patrick Henry/=54;
Chris Childress continues to dominate. He steals the pass and goes coast to
coast for the slam and William Byrd beats Patrick henry 71 to 54.
To the gridiron where Jim Donnan was introduced today as the second new head
football coach at Georgia in just eight days!
Donnan guided Marshall to a 64 and 21 record during his six year tenure
at Division 1-double A power Marshall. marshall was the national championship
runner up this year and won the title back in 1992.
At the news conference today, Georgia athletic director Vince Dooley
introduced the Bulldogs second and final head coach, who has a lot to be
IN Q=You Know...
((JIM DONNAN/GEORGIA HEAD FOOTBALL COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Jim Donnan/Georgia Head Football Coach; :00
OUT Q=...about that"
SUPER=03-Honolulu, HI/Aloha Bowl;
That gentleman; Glen Mason, created the job for Donnan when he backed out
of the Georgia job after accepting it! Mason and his Kansas Jayhawks beat UCLA
51-30 yesterday in the Aloha bowl and before the game he said he was staying at
kansas. His belief in his decision has not wavered.
IN Q="I said...
((GLEN MASON/STAYING AT KANSAS: ))
SUPER=01-Glen Mason/Staying at Kansas; :00
OUT Q=felt today"
Coming up at 6, more holiday hoops, plus the Hokies depart for New Orleans,
and the NFL coach of the year is named and he's a rookie, but don't go away,
our veteran news 7 at 5 crew has more coming your way!
His friends say 78-year-old Dean Martin welcomed his death yesterday of
They say Martin had been dying inside since 1987-- when his son Dino was
killed in a plane crash.
In the entertainment industry, mourning continues for Martin.
SUPER=03-Denver, CO; :
His partner in comedy, Jerry Lewis, will take to the stage tonight in
Denver, though Lewis's manager says the comedian is shattered by the loss of
"Martin and Lewis" broke up in 1956-- but resolved their differences in a
public reunion in 1989.
Making NO reference to his bout with the flu on Christmas Day--
a tired looking Pope John Paul the Second gave a holiday blessing at the
Vatican this morning.
Yesterday the pontiff had to cut short his greetings saying he couldn't go
A fever forced him to miss celebrating Christmas Mass.
Today from the window of his private apartment overlooking St. Peter's
Square, the Pope thanked the crowd for coming out.
(toss to Robin)
(Robin ad lib)
(Robin tosses to Connie)
Most of the news about the Radford Arsenal has not been good in recent
Many of the layed off workers will return to the powder plant to work for
New River Energetics.
Instead of making gunpowder for the Army, the company will make it for
Tonight on NEWS-7 at SIX Tracy Altizer will have more on the company and
the time frame to be up and running.
That story and more news in just 30-minutes on NEWS-7 at SIX. See you