Up next on News 7 at Five-
An American Balloonist trying to circle the world is instead forced to
make an emergency landing in Canada.
And the region is barely dug out from the snow and guess what? More may be
on the way.
An incredible weather set up again as more snow is set to reach the area by
Thursday night. Forecast details straight ahead.
Maybe your family is-- well, under your skin.
Or maybe you've been shut in the house alone, bored to tears.
We'll have some ideas on curbing cabin fever-- with a little mental health
You may finally be getting around in the snow-- but brace yourself-- more is
on the way.
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Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at FIVE, I'm Jean Jadhon.
Just when you thought life was starting to get back to normal, think again.
That four letter word is back in the forecast-- SNOW.
For the latest, let's check in with Meteorologist Robin Reed in the NEWS-7
go to robin
Despite two feet of snow already on the ground, most businesses across the
region opened up today.
But there are hundreds of people who have been working non-stop since
Snow plow drivers have been trying to get the roads clear for days.
Now they are starting to feel the effects.
double boxes Jean/Scott
Scott Prince joins us from Roanoke County.
Scott, how do the roads look and how are the plow drivers fairing?
(scott ad lib)
(roll cue: "...before all roads are clear.")
IN Q=very tired
SUPER=01-Ken Reynolds/Snow Plow Driver; :00
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :06
SUPER=01-Leon Marsh/Snow Plow Driver; :18
OUT Q=to get the roads clear.
(scott ad lib)
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(Q&A: Scott are the Emergency facilities in the region still open?)
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An evenly divided Virginia Senate may just be what it sounds like.
The 1996 General Assembly gavelled into session at noon today -- and
Democrats unveiled what they considered a power sharing agreement.
Ellen Qualls is at the State Capitol.
What was proposed in the Senate?
Jean, they are trying to hammer out the details on the floor of the Senate
even as we speak.
The bottom line, though, is that the Senate Democrats changed their tune
SOT ** rolled from truck **
IN Q=They'd said
SUPER=01-Sen. Dick Saslaw/(D) Fairfax; :07
OUT Q=being done (DOUBLE OUT)
They'd said there would be NO Republicans chairing committees.
The Democrats claimed the majority because of tie- breaker Don Beyer.
((SEN. DICK SASLAW/D-FAIRFAX: I DON'T THINK ANYONE IN HERE WANTED TO TRY TO GO
FOR IN YOUR FACE POLITICS. AND IT WOULD HAVE BEEN HARD TO DO THAT. COULD WE
HAVE DONE THAT? PROBABLY WE COULD HAVE DONE IT. BUT I THINK WE WOULD HAVE HAD
A LOT OF PROBLEMS THAT WOULD HAVE LASTED NOT JUST THROUGH THIS SESSION BUT
THROUGH THE REST OF THEM.))
Saslaw denies Rocky Mount's Virgil Goode had anything to do with it.
He says Goode's "essentially gone over" to the Republican party and is NOT a
((SEN. CHARLES HAWKINS: THE TONE THAT'S BEING SET IS BASICALLY ONE OF
...ALREADY BEING DONE.))2ND REF?
The way the judgeships have been done is by Democrats.
DOUBLE BOXES JEAN/ELLEN
Now outside of the Senate negotiations, I might add, lawmakers generally say
they're all pleased with a more conciliatory tone this year.
(QUESTION: And what can we expect from the Governor tonight?)
In Washington, a gloomy assessment of budget talks from both Republicans
((UNFORTUNATELY THE TALKS HAVE NOT YET SUCCEEDED BECAUSE WE DO STILL DISAGREE
ON THE LEVEL OF THE CUTS.))
OUT Q=LEVEL OF THE CUTS."
Meanwhile Newt Gingrich says it may take the November election to decide
A Presidential news conference on the budget is set for tomorrow.
Also tomorrow, federal workers will finally go back to work.
They were off the job because of the government shutdown and then this
snow kept them at home.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Straight ahead-- two U-S soldiers are hurt in Bosnia..that story's next,
Joe Dashiell reports if you plan to hire someone to shovel your driveway or
sidewalk, there's a few things you might want to keep in mind.
On Health Check, a few things to keep in mind if you think you might be
losing your mind....housebound, with cabin fever.
Patrick is at the Brambleton Center-- to tell us about a recent award
And Mike continues his report from the NASCAR Media Tour-- don't go away.
Two more U-S soldiers have been hurt in Bosnia -- but not because of
They were injured when their fuel tanker overturned near Tuzla.
A NATO spokesman says the extent of the injuries is unclear.
The G-I's have been taken by helicopter to a U-S field hospital in Tuzla.
The crew of a cargo plane that crashed in Zaire is now under arrest.
Preliminary reports indicate the plane was unauthorized to fly and was
The cargo plane crashed into a crowded outdoor market- killing more than
Burials started today as more than one thousand mourners came out to
attend a memorial service.
The National Guard and the state forestry department today came to the aid
of some New River Valley residents who need food.
Because of the snow- it's the only day this week the area's Agency on
Aging is geting hot meals to shut-ins on the Meals on Wheels program.
It took heavy vehicles, including a National Guard humvee to make some of
the deliveries in Pulaski, Giles and Montgomery counties and Radford.
Only Floyd County was left out, because the agency wasn't able to get any
((GARY HEINLINE/PROGRAM SUPERVISOR: WE HAVE CALLED OUR CLIENTS OVER THERE AND
THEY ALL SEEM TO BE GETTING ALONG OKAY. SO AS SOON AS WE CAN GET BACK ON BOARD
THAT WILL BO ONE OF THE FIRST AREAS WE WILL HIT. ))
SUPER=01-Gary Heinline/Program Supervisor;
OUT Q=we will hit.
The agency also delivered frozen meals and a supply of non-perishable
That way folks will be able to fend for themselves for a little while if
another major storm hits this week as expected.
In the rush to dig out from under a heavy blanket of snow, at least one
family in Roanoke County paid a high price.
Joe Dashiell is in the newsroom tonight with some advice on how to avoid
getting burned by this winter weather.
Jean, the weekend storm has brought out a small army of snowplows and snow
blowers for hire.
Most of these operators are honest, charging reasonable rates, but at least
one man took advantage of the situation.
In Hunting Hills neighborhood, a resident accepted an offer to clear his
driveway of ice and snow. The bill was 625 dollars.
The director of the Better Business Bureau says it pays to talk price up
IN Q=You have disasters
((FRAN STEPHANZ/BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU: YOU HAVE DISASTERS LIKE A BAD
WINDSTORM, A HURRICANE, PEOPLE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF YOU AND THEY'RE SO ANXIOUS TO
GET SOMETHING DONE THAT THEY VERY OFTEN DON'T LOOK DOWN THE ROAD AT THE NET
COST AND THEY SHOULD. VERY IMPORTANT.))
SUPER=01-Fran Stephanz/Better Business Bureau;
OUT Q=they should. very important.
In the Roanoke County case, the family paid the bill.
but Jean, they later decided to stop payment on the check... and offer what
they considered to be a more reasonable fee.
The award-winning Brambleton Center is serving up a full plate of winter
programs and services. And most of them have NOTHING to do with snow, right
(patrick ad lib)
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The Brambleton Center provides a place for teens to senior citizens around
the community, and now the new facility has been awarded for its excellence.
DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Patrick Evans was on hand when the facility opened, and has returned to
help the Center celebrate the achievement.
SUPER=01-Marcia Dougherty/Brambleton Center;
(ROLL OVER INTERVIEW)
DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN
health music under
Stick around-- the NASCAR Media Tour continues- Mike has a full report from
And on Health Check--
For some families, it's no laughing matter.
IN Q=NAT SOUND
OUT Q=STRESS IN GENERAL.
We'll have advice from the experts on how to keep your cool stuck inside
through the deep freeze.
IN Q=You begin
((YOU BEGIN TO SEE AN INCREASE IN IRRITABILITY, MOODINESS, JUST STRESS IN
OUT Q=stress in general
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If you've been snowbound now since Saturday, there's a good bet your family
or roommates are on your last nerve.
We talked to Mike Chiglinsky, with Appalachian Counseling Services today,
for a prescription for cabin fever.
IN Q=Step back and
SUPER=01-Mike Chiglinsky/Appalachian Counseling Services; :00
SUPER=07-Donna Casey; :44
SUPER=07-Rick Church; 1:47
SUPER=07-Betty Gillespie & Steve Lash; 1:58
OUT Q=we'll experience.
IN Q=Step back
((MIKE CHIGLINSKY/APPALACHIAN COUNSELING SERVICES: STEP BACK AND RE-APPRAISE
THE SITUATION COGNITIVELY. IS THIS A BAD SITUATION? CAN THIS BE A FUN SITUATION
WHERE EVERYBODY CAN ENJOY BEING TOGETHER. FOR MOMS AND DADS IT GENERALLY MEANS
AN INCREASED WORKLOAD BECAUSE THERE ARE MORE CLOTHES TO CHANGE, MORE RUNNY
NOSES TO CATCH UP WITH, MORE THINGS TO DO AROUND THE HOUSE-- JUST BECAUSE
EVERYONE IS CONFINED. ))
OUT Q=is confined.
Confined, being an understatement.
IN Q=NAT SOUND
OUT Q=NAT SOUND
Chiglinsky suggests that maybe this frustration-- just about to reach
boiling point for many-- can be cured with just a change in perspective.
See this week as a great opportunity for relaxing and togetherness-- and
look for the humor in your situation.
IN Q=The kids have
((DONNA CASEY: THE KIDS HAVE ABOUT ALL THE SNOW THEY CAN TAKE. I'M READY FOR
THEM TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL, AND I'M MAKING ALL THEIR FAVORITE FOODS LIKE PEA
SOUP AND EVERYTHING LEFT IN THE CABINET THAT I DON'T KNOW WHAT DO DO WITH. ))
OUT Q=to do with.
Other advice from the experts--
Ride it out with a positive attitude, pursue hobbies, talk to others about
the situation, and do relaxation exercises.
For some though, the symptoms of cabin fever can bring severe feelings of
IN Q=If people
((IF PEOPLE ARE ALREADY EXPERIENCING PROBLEMS WITH MARITAL TENSIONS,
DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, LONELINESS, THIS WILL INCREASE ALL OF THOSE SYMPTOMS
BECAUSE IT IS LITERALLY RESTRICTING YOUR ABILITY TO MOVE. ))
OUT Q=to move.
Chiglinsky says the snow may undermine our need for control-- creating a
But now, before the next snow hits, people are desperate to get out--
content to suffer through a boot full of snow-- anything for an evening's
entertainment, or the company of fresh faces.
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IN Q=Nat SOUND
((RICK CHURCH: WE CAN GET OUT AND SEE WHERE EVERYBODY ELSE IS OUT WALKING
AROUND, AND WE DON'T HAVE TO STAND AROUND WITH THE DOG AND THE CAT LOOKING OUT
THE WINDOW ALL DAY LONG.))
OUT Q=all day long
SOT 06:50:23 TAPE TWO
IN Q=What the worst
((WHAT'S THE WORST THING ABOUT BEING STUCK INSIDE FOR THIS LONG A TIME?
I SAID THE WORST THING, NOT THE BEST THING.
TOO MUCH OF EVEN A GOOD THING CAN BE BAD.
YOU GET ON EACH OTHERS NERVES I THINK, AND NEED TO GET OUT. ))
OUT Q=to get out.
Also, don't forget to check on those not so mobile, like elderly neighbors.
IN Q=Not just
((MIKE CHIGLINSKY: NOT JUST TO SHOVEL OUT THEIR WALKS, BUT TO FIND OUT HOW
THEY'RE DOING EMOTIONALLY AND SOCIALLY, CONNECT WITH THEM AND REASSURE THEM
THERE ARE PEOPLE THINKING ABOUT THEM. THE MORE THAT NEIGHRBORS CAN PITCH IN TO
HELP ONE ANOTHER, THE MROE SUPPORT WE FEEL, THE MORE POSITIVELY WE'LL FEEL AND
THE LESS STRESS WE'LL EXPERIENCE.))
OUT Q=we'll experience.
two shot Jean and Connie
If you want to see action on the ice, and we don't mean slipping on the
streets, you might want to check out tonight's Express game.
Steve Mason has a preview and more from the NASCAR media tour.
The NASCAR tour rolled on today in the Tar Heel state. Tonight, Mike
Stevens checks in with Kyle Petty's old race team that has a new look in 96.
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SUPER=03-Mooresville, NC; :00
SUPER=01-Kyle Petty/Driver Sabco Pontiac; :27
SUPER=03-Wilkesboro, NC/Last April; :33
SUPER=01-John Tate/First Union NASCAR Director; :50
SUPER=01-Felix Sabates/Owner Sabco Racing; 1:04
OUT Q=.......news 7 sports."
Express defensman Jon Larson has been traded to Raleigh and Roanoke
practiced this morning with two new players as a result of a four player trade.
G.M Pierre Paiement and Frank Anzalone traded Paul Croteau and that guy,
Louis Phillipe Charbonneau to Erie for Wade Gibson And Karry Biette.
Both players skated with the team this morning.
IN Q="i've talked
((KARRY BIETTE/EXPRESS CENTER: ))
SUPER=01-Karry Biette/Express Center; :00
OUT Q=........sorted out."
Crews have spent most of the day pushing snow to provide adequate parking,
but only 50-per cent of the parking lot will be ready for tonight's game.
IN Q="I would
((BOB CHAPMAN/CIVIC CENTER MANAGER: ))
SUPER=01-Bob Chapman/Civic Center Manager; :
OUT Q=......here tonight."
At six, Frank Anzalone will tell us why the trades were made but stay
tuned for more news 7 at five.
The trip is cut short for an American balloonist trying to circle the
After three days of equipment and weather problems Steve Fossett landed
in a frozen lake in Canada.
((STEVE FOSSETT/BALLOONIST: I'M VERY DISAPPOINTED AND EMBARRASSED THAT I DIDN'T
DO BETTER THAN THIS.))
OUT Q=better than this."
Fossett is a 50-year old millionaire- adventurer.
He says problems with power generators and weather would have made
crossing the Atlantic difficult.
The electrical system failed before dawn, so Fossett decided to avoid a
landing at sea.
(toss to robin)
(robin tosses to jean)
30-minutes for NEWS_7 at six, goodnight.
All those school closings are next-- Keith Humphry will be here in