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A jet crashes into the Atlantic- with 189 people aboard.
Students have many school days to make up, but how to do it? That's a
question still not answered in many districts.
Winter Weather advisories are up as a mix of rain and sleet is likely
tonight. Details straight ahead.
On Health Check-- the latest installment in our Heart Score '96 series.
Today-- detecting, preventing, and treating strokes.
A jetliner crashes into these waters off the Domincian Republic.
The Coast Guard says there's little hope of finding survivors.
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Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at FIVE, I'm Jean Jadhon.
The charter flight was headed from the Dominican Republic to Germany when
it went down.
SUPER=03-Off Dominican Coast;
189 people were aboard- mostly German tourists.
So far at least 79 bodies have been recovered- and the rescue continues off
the coast of the Dominican Republic.
The Boeing 757 crashed Tuesday night-into the Atlantic Ocean-- no word on
Meanwhile counselors are stationed at the Berlin and Frankfurt Airports
where relatives are arriving-
Half the people aboard were headed for Berlin. The other half were going
The Roanoke man who spent ten years in prison for a crime he did not
commit, is one step closer to receiving compensation from the state.
Ed Honaker was pardoned by Governor George Allen in 1994 after D-N-A tests
indicated that he did not rape a woman in Nelson County.
Today, a House of Delegates committee approved a bill awarding Honaker 150
thousand dollars in cash and a 350 thousand dollar annuity paid over 10 years.
IN Q=I'm hard- pressed
((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM/D- ROANOKE: I'M HARD PRESSED TO SAY HALF A MILLION DOLLARS
IS A LITTLE BIT. I THINK IT'S A LOT OF MONEY. AT LEAST IT HAS BEEN TO ME. IT'S
THE TAXPAYERS' MONEY. THERE'S NO WAY WE CAN MAKE MR. HONAKER WHOLE, BUT I THINK
IT'S A GOOD FAITH EFFORT ON THE PART OF THE STATE.))
OUT Q=the part of the state.
The Honaker compensation bill now heads to the House floor.
As the meltdown continues, schools are thawing out and preparing students
for make up classes.
But how that's done is still up in the air for some schools.
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Ron Jones is at North Cross school in Roanoke with the details.
(Ron ad libs )
take boards in SS
(roll cue: "... some were relieved.")
IN Q=When the snow
SUPER=01-Chris Foutz/Salem High School Student; :23
SUPER=01-Jamie Helms/Salem High School Student; :30
SUPER=01-Joyce Noell/Salem High School Teacher; :39
SUPER=01-Dana Dudley/Salem High School Student; :47
OUT Q=get out of here.
editor: file stuff
When the snow pounded our area this winter some students, and few teachers,
No more school, no more books no more teachers...well for a while at least.
editor: shots of today
But now there are classes to make up because of the snow... about a dozen
days in some localities.
Salem City schools are back in session.
But some students say let it snow, let it snow let it...
((CHRIS FOUTZ/SALEM HIGH STUDENT: SNOW... I LIKE BEING OUT OF SCHOOL. BUT I
LIKE SCHOOL BUT I LIKE TO BE OUT SOMETIMES AND VACATION.))
BUTT, BUTT, BUTT
((JAMIE HELM/SALEM HIGH STUDENT: SNOW MOST DEFINITELY.. WHY BE AT SCHOOL WHEN
YOU COULD BE AT HOME.))
Some say the school delays are even worse.
((JOYCE NOELL/SALEM HIGH TEACHER: GET THE BOOKS OUT, GET THE DISKS OUT, BOOT UP
THE COMPUTERS AND IT WAS TIME TO PUT THEM AWAY AND GO HOME.))
But some just want to get back to business and get it over with.
((DANA DUDLEY/SALEM HIGH STUDENT: I THINK I'D RATHER HAVE SCHOOL BEING IN...
BECAUSE I'M GETTING READY TO GRADUATE SO I JUST WANT TO GET OUT OF HERE.))
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Don't forget we'll have all the latest school delays and cancellations
following NEWS-7 at FIVE.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Some unexpected excitement today at the trial of accused abortion clinic
shooter John Salvi...
And a bomb watch is underway in Iowa, after a train derailment-- we'll
A message from Richard Simmons, with some ideas he thinks might motivate us
to stay in shape....for instance, eating dinner in the nude-- it's coming up on
Virginia Tech continues its winning season-- despite poor attendance on its
We'll hear from head coach Bill Foster in tonight's Two Minute Ticker.
Another courtroom outburst from John Salvi- the man accused in the
abortion clinic shootings.
Salvi was carried screaming from a Massachusetts courtroom after flipping
over a table.
Salvi's outburst came after a baliff tried to stop him from holding up a
statement to a pool photographer.
Six court officers tackled Salvi and carried him out of the room-
Salvi screamed it's unconstitutional for him not to be
SUPER=03-Brookline, MA/December, 1994;
allowed to address the media.
Salvi is accused of fatally shooting two receptionists at two Boston area
clinics in 1994.
He was arrested in Norfolk after shooting into a clinic there-- no one was
injured in that incident.
People in Iowa are keeping a close watch on a train derailment--even closer
than they normally would-- because it was hauling bombs.
Officials say it happened in a sparsely populated area-- about two miles
north of the Missouri border.
One of seven cars split open, scattering two-dozen 700 pound bombs on the
Officials believe they are live shells, but say there's little chance of
them exploding at this point.
None of the shells went off but several families were evacuated.
An army official says the shells were being transported from a station in
California to one in Indiana.
The eighth boxcar that derailed was carrying wine.
Republican Presidential Candidate Pat Buchanan is still riding high on his
SUPER=03-Baton Rouge, LA/Last Night;
He came in first in Louisiana's GOP Caucuses leaving Phil Gramm in the
Gramm was the expected winner.
((PAT BUCHANAN/R- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: SURE WE WON ON TRADITIONAL VALUES AND
RIGHT TO LIFE, YES INDEED. I DON'T DENY IT. I'M PROUD OF IT, BUT WE ALSO WON ON
ECONOMIC PATRIOTISM. THE IDEA OF NO MORE OF THESE TRADE DEALS THAT SELL OUR
AMERICAN WORKERS AND WE WON ON THE IDEA OF PUTTING AMERICA FIRST.))
SUPER=01-Pat Buchanan/(R) Presidential Candidate;
OUT Q=putting America First."
Republicans Bob Dole and Steve Forbes boycotted the Louisiana Contest-
The Iowa Caucuses are set for next week.
Is this winter weather driving you crazy? Maybe you are thinking about
someplace a little warmer? Patrick, take us away...
(patrick ad lib)
stocks bump next
The recent bout of bad weather has left many hungering for warmer climates,
and willing to go anywhere to get away from snow and ice.
DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Patrick Evans joins us from Martin Travel, where he's investigating how much
impact, both positive AND negative, the weather is having on travel.
SUPER=01-Mel Ludovici/Martin Travel;
DOUBLE BOXES PATRICK/ROBIN
health music under
Singing star Gloria Estefan hopes new boating laws will sail through the
Florida legislature-- we'll explain.
And on Health Check--
Heart- Score '96 continues throughout the week, to help people
prevent and recognize strokes and heart disease.
We'll have the latest surgical techniques now used to prevent brain
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Our Heart-Score '96 reports continue-- educating about strokes-- or brain
The two biggest arteries that carry blood to the brain are the carotid
arteries....there's one on either side of the neck.
About 25-percent of all strokes are caused when the carotid is blocked by
Now, the idea behind one procedure is to clean out the debris, before a
IN Q=I was watching
SUPER=01-Barbara Bonney/Stroke Patient; :06
SUPER=01-Dr. Christopher Oglivy/Surgeon; :40
SUPER=01-Dr. Frank Veith/Surgeon; 1:24
OUT Q=carotid endarterectomy.
IN Q=I was watching
((BARBARA BONNEY/STROKE PATIENT: I WAS WATCHING TV, IT WAS A WEDNESDAY NIGHT
AND MY RIGHT HAND WENT TO SLEEP AND I THINK WE'VE ALL HAD THAT SO I EXPECTED IT
TO GO AWAY BUT IT
DIDN'T AND WHEN I WOKE UP IN THE MORNING MY WHOLE SIDE WAS NUMB.))
OUT Q=was dumb.
It turned out Barbara Bonney had a mild stroke, and both her carotid
arteries were almost completely blocked.
The recommendation: surgery to head off a more severe stroke in the future.
In the procedure, called Carotid Endarterectomy, the carotid artery is
surgically opened up and the blockage cleaned out.
WHEN to perform the operation is still being debated.
IN Q=The controversy
((DR. CHRISTOPHER OGLIVY/SURGEON: THE CONTROVERSY HAS BEEN DOES THE OPERATION
HELP TO PREVENT STROKES ND IF INDEED IT DOES, IN WHICH PATIENT SHOULD THAT BE
DONE. THE DISCUSSION AS BEEN WHAT'S BETTER: TO USE MEDICINES, THAT IS, BLOOD
THINNERS OR WHETHER TO
PROCEED WITH AN OPERATION TO CLEAN OUT THE ARTERY. ))
OUT Q=out the artery
Recent studies have confirmed the procedure does prevent strokes in both
patients who have had a previous one, and those who are on their way to their
Another way to accomplish the same thing is now being tried-- balloon
angioplasty, routinely used to open clogged arteries to prevent heart attacks
is now being used to prevent strokes as well.
Balloon-tipped catheters are threaded into arteries in the head and neck,
opening up the blockage.
The procedure may offer more options than surgery-- but only time will
IN Q=There's been
((DR. FRANK VEITH/SURGEON: THERE'S BEEN A RELATIVELY, WE THINK, PREMATURE
EXPRESSION THAT THIS IS THE GREATEST THING SINCE SLICED BREAD WHEN IN FACT THE
NEWER PROCEDURE HAS NOT BEEN PROVEN TO BE "A" SAFE AND "B" AS EFFECTIVE AS THE
TRADITIONAL SURGERY WHICH IS CAROTID ENDARTERECTOMY. ))
OUT Q=carotid endarterectomy.
Now, it's fairly easy for your physician to tell if your carotid arteries
are blocked-- blocked arteries make a different sound in a stethoscope.
If your doctor hears that, you may be sent for further tests, like an
M-R-I, or an ultrasound.
Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer in the United States today.
Every 32 seconds, someone in this
country dies from heart disease or stroke.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :
13-year-old Adena Kaplan of Roanoke County has learned those odds the hard
way-- after losing her grandfather to a heart attack.
She found a way to help though.
Recently, she donated nearly one-thousand dollars to the American Heart
The eighth-grader raised the money at her bat-mitzvah, in lieu of receiving
IN Q=People should
((ADENA KAPLAN: PEOPLE SHOULD TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SITUATIONS, WHERE THEY HAVE THE
OPPORTUNITY TO HELP OTHERS. A SITUATION LIKE A BAT MITZVAH OR A BIRTHDAY OR ANY
SUPER=07-Adena Kaplan; :
OUT Q=or any occasion.
Adena's charity though doesn't just extend to the American Heart
She also raised another seven-hundred dollars for a cancer fund, in honor
of her grandmother.
It's long been known that lead exposure is very dangerous to children--
...now three million American pre-schools are reported to have very high lead
A new study has found that boys with high levels of lead in their bones are
more likely to engage in vandalism, arson and other antisocial behaviour.
The gist-- limiting their exposure to lead could help prevent them from
becoming criminals as adults.
The University of Pittsburgh researchers used a new test that looks for
lead in the bones, instead of in the blood of youngsters.
The study is published in "The Journal of the American Medical
Fitness Guru Richard Simmons made an appearance on C-B-S This Morning
He's touting his new low-impact aerobic video "Disco Sweat."
He had a personal message for those already breaking their New Year's
IN Q=Please I know
((RICHARD SIMMONS: PLEASE I KNOW IT'S FEBRUARY, START RIGHT NOW. GET A BATHROOM
SCALE. CLEAN YOUR REFRIGERATOR. GET A PHYSICAL.
EAT DINNER NAKED. ANYTHING THAT CAN HELP. SERIOUSLY YOU HAVE TO BE VERY
CAREFUL WHEN YOU'RE EATING.
AND THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS DON'T BE A YO-YO PERSON. YOU HAVE TO EXERCISE.
FIND SOMETHING YOU LIKE TO DO WHETHER IT'S MY VIDEO OR CATHY SMITH OR JANE
FONDA OR ANYBODY THAT YOU BELIEVE IN AND DO IT CONSISTENTLY. ))
SUPER=07-Richard Simmons; :
OUT Q=it consistently.
Richard Simmons next video will be called "Dance Your Pants Off"-- it will
be dedicated to the late Gene Kelly.
You'd think since Virginia Tech is having such a great season, the games
would all be sold out--
Mike tells us that's not the case--in tonight's ticker.
Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your Wednesday ticker, we start on the
hard wood where Virginia Tech head coach Bill Foster had some hard words for
Hokies fans in a effort to get more of them out to his basketball games!
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Night; :00
Foster's Hokies are ranked 11th in the country and played A-10 rival
Duquesne last night. And while the fans in attendance were strong, the cassell
was about 34 hundred shy of a 10 thousand seat sell out.
((BILL FOSTER/VIRGINIA TECH COACH:))
SUPER=01-Bill Foster/Virginia Tech Coach; :00
OUT Q=...enough of them"
The Hokies did enough to win their 16th straight home game ...barely!
Damon Watlington came to the rescue, scoring 16 crucial second half points to
combat the Dukes run.
The first half story was reserve Keefe Mathews, who scored 15 before
IN Q="I had
((KEEFE MATHEWS/CAREER HIGH 17 POINTS:))
SUPER=01-Keefe Mathews/Career High 17 Points; :00
OUT Q=...play Hard"
The Chicago Bulls play their sixth road game in the last nine days tonight as
they visit Golden State.
Last night the Bulls lost their second straight game falling to Phoenix
Michael Jordan and the Bulls were anxious to make amends for having their 18
game winning streak snapped on Sunday. Jordan had 28 last night.
But he was no match for Charles Barkley who powered his way to game high 35
points on a variety of strong inside moves.
Barkley got plenty of help from his teammates, especially rookie Michael
Finley who played great defense on Jordan and scored 14. Suns win it by 10.
((MICHAEL JORDAN/28 POINTS LAST NIGHT:))
SUPER=01-Michael Jordan/28 Points Last Night; :00
OUT Q=...FROM HIS TEAM."
Lot's more coming your way at six, including Steve Mason's profile of
maturing Nathan HUngate at Roanoke College.
Have a safe night everybody.
take a break
Singing star Gloria Estefan and her husband Emilio are pushing for stricter
boating laws in Florida.
SUPER=03-Tallahassee, FL/This Morning;
Today the Miami Beach resident testified before lawmakers.
She's hoping to encourage them to take action on several safe-boating
Estefan mentioned the boating accident she was involved in last year--A man
was killed while he rode his water-bike in the wake of the Estefan's boat.
IN Q=HE LOST CONTROL
((GLORIA ESTEFAN/ENTERTAINER: HE LOST CONTROL OF HIS WET BIKE, A WAVERUNNER,
HIS PERSONAL WATERCRAFT, HIT US AND LOST HIS LIFE IN THE ATTEMPT. MY HUSBAND
TRIED TO DO EVERYTHING HE COULD. I TRIED TO DO EVERYTHING I COULD, BUT
OBVIOUSLY EVERYONE KNOWS THE RESULT.))
OUT Q=KNOW THE RESULT
Since then, the couple has been active in boating safety-- Gloria Estefan
says she hopes her celebrity status will help shine a light on the issue.
(toss to robin)
(robin tosses to jean)
Life for government contractors has been less than secure in this era of
double boxes Jean/lEN
Len Besthoff has the story of a local firm juggling both defense and
commercial business these days.
Len, I understand it hasn't been a totally smooth ride for I-T-T Night
That's right Jean.
Two years ago the Roanoke County company introduced night vision goggles for
That business has grown, but not enough to prevent 12 layoffs last week.
On the defense side, the company is eagerly awaiting the award of a big
military contract still up for grabs, that's potentially worth tens of millions
of dollars to the company.
More on the story tonight on News-7 at SIX.
double boxes Jean/LEN
That's it for NEWS-7 at FIVE--school announcements are coming up in just a