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Up next on News 7 at Five-
A deadly head-on collision between two trains in New Jersey-
Plus two witnesses of a robbery point the finger at a suspect- who is also
charged with murder.
The weekend still looks fairly mild but the sun may be hard to find Saturday
afternoon. Forecast details straight ahead.
On Health Check--
Virginia Legislators have deemed this Organ Sharing Day in the
Plus, Heart-Score '96-- the final chapter, today-- rehabilitation after a
((A LOT OF PANIC. PEOPLE SCREAMING AND CRYING, A LOT OF BLOOD AND PEOPLE'S
OUT Q=ON PEOPLE'S FACES."
A passenger describes what it was like when two commuter trains collided
today in New Jersey.
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GOod Evening, this is NEWS-7 at FIVE, I'm Jean Jadhon.
The crash killed two engineers and a passenger-
New Jersey officials now say 235 people were hurt- 16 seriously.
The crash happened this morning-
Transit officials say one of the trains went past a stop signal and hit
another train head on.
((THERE WAS NOTHING NOT EVEN A BRAKE. HE DIDN'T BRAKE AT ALL. JUST THE TWO
TRAINS HITTING EACH OTHER.))
((A NUMBER OF PEOPLE HIT THE SEATS IN FRONT OF THEM AND THERE WAS A LOT OF
FLYING DEBRIS THAT YOU COULD SEE OUT THE WINDOW ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE
SUPER=01-Mary Marinelli/Passenger; 00
OUT Q=side of the train."
Investigators are now checking to make sure the signals were working
properly. They're also trying to retrieve the black boxes from each train for
A gunman shouted "Everyone is going to die" before opening fire and
killing five former co-workers.
SUPER=03-Fort Lauderdale, FL/This Morning;
It happened in Fort Lauderdale just before dawn.
Police say the former City beach cleaner shot his semiautomatic pistol over
and over again- even reloading.
Some people managed to escape- and call 911.
((MAJOR AL ORTENZO/FORT LAUDERDALE POLICE: I DON'T HAVE A TOTAL NUMBER OF
EXACTLY HOW MANY WERE INSIDE THE FACILITY. I DO KNOW THERE WERE A NUMBER OF
INDIVIDUALS WHO WERE IN ONE FORM OR ANOTHER WITNESS OR APPROXIMATE OF THE
SUPER=01-Major Al Ortenzo/Fort Lauderdale Police;
OUT Q=OF THE SHOOTINGS."
It was 14 months ago today officials say the gumman was fired
for flunking a drug test and threatening workers.
It looks as if the Irish Republican Army's cease-fire may be over.
An explostion today struck east London.
Scotland Yard says more than 100 people were hurt-- three seriously.
Irish media say just before the blast, the Irish Republican Army put out a
statement saying it's ending its 17-month cease-fire.
Two witnesses to an October armed robbery say Michael Ward was one of the
And today during a preliminary hearing, the prosecutor said evidence from
that crime links him to a murder later the same night.
Investigators believe Michael Ward was one of two men who robbed the
occupants of one home, then shot and killed a man during a second armed
Today, two witnesses to the first incident said they recognized Ward's face.
IN Q=So you saw the face
((ROBERT BUSHNELL/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: ))
SUPER=02-Robert Bushnell/Commonwealth's Attorney;
OUT Q=to the defendant Mike Ward.
An expert testified that a spent shell casing from the murder scene was
fired by a gun stolen during the first armed robbery.
And a 14- year old boy said he drove by both homes with the defendant.
The charges were certified to the next grand jury.
Oregon and Washington State are getting some help from the Federal
SUPER=03-Willamette, OR; 00
President Clinton has declared disasters in parts of both states.
That clears the way for loans and grants to flood victims.
Residents of the Northwest who say they're used to rain- say this is the
worst flooding they've seen.
((I'VE LIVED IN OREGON AND I'VE SEEN SNOW STORMS BUT NOT THIS, NOT PEOPLE'S
HOMES LOST. YOU KNOW I'VE NEVER SEEN IT.))
OUT Q=I'VE NEVER SEEN IT."
Some good news for Portland residents.
The Wil-AM-ette River crested below the top of a sea wall downtown and is
now starting to drop.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Straight ahead on NEWS-7 at FIVE--the president says a military ban on
those with the AIDS virus is unconstitutional.
And some private aircraft owners may be hung out to dry in the elements--
If you don't have plans this evening, how about a dip in the Roanoke
Y-W-C-A's new pool.
Tonight, they're showcasing new programs, like aquatics for arthritis
Several Olympic figure skaters are in the Star City tonight--
Patrick has a live interview, when NEWS-at FIVE returns.
An oven left on for an extended period of time started a fire in Henry
County that killed a six-month old girl yesterday.
SUPER=03-Henry Co./Last Night;
Fire officials say a jug of kerosene next to the oven fueled the blaze in
the Grassy Creek area of the county.
Keysha Thomas apparently died of smoke inhalation-- An autopsy will be
Her siblings, 18 month- old Deonte (Dee-On-Tay) Thomas and two- year old
Latasha Thomas were flown to Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem. They are in
The mother, Vivian Thomas, was at a neighbor's house when the fire broke
She was treated for smoke inhalation.
President Clinton has started a campaign to repeal a ban on soldiers
infected with the AIDS virus.
Today the White House said the president calls the ban completely
The provision requires discharging any military personnel infected with
the virus that causes AIDS.
It's in the 1996 defense authorization bill that Clinton plans to sign
The administration says the President isn't rejecting the overall bill
because it's important to national defense.
Instead, he's ordering the Justice Department not to defend the AIDS
section when it's challenged in court.
Congressman Rick Boucher says the telecommunications bill President Clinton
signed yesterday should stimulate job growth in Southwest Virginia.
Boucher first helped author the law in 1988.
He says as phone and cable companies extend the technology needed to expand
the information highway, companies attracted to lower- cost rural areas will be
able to move out of the cities.
((REP. RICK BOUCHER/(D) NINTH-DISTRICT: SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA WILL BE IN AN
EXCELLENT POSITION TO ATTRACT COMPANIES THAT HAVE COMMUNICATIONS- INTENSIVE
OPERATIONS. MORE MODERN NETWORKS WILL FACILITATE THE LOCATION IN THIS AREA OF
A NUMBER OF OPERATIONS SUCH AS THE DIRECTORY ASSISTANCE CENTERS MAINTAINED BY
TELEPHONE COMPANIES. ))
OUT Q=by telephone companies.
Boucher says he's already targeting those companies, and others such as
hotel and airline reservation centers in his Showcasing Southwest Virginia
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Regional Airport
Heavy damage from the FIRST big snowstorm this year prompted the Roanoke
Regional Airport to do some sprucing up ahead of schedule.
In the coming months the airport will demolish three of its oldest hangars,
which are mainly used by owners of small, private aircraft.
The move comes after one collapsed earlier this winter under two feet of
IN Q=As a result
((MARK COURTNEY/ROANOKE REGIONAL AIRPORT: AS A RESULT OF THAT WE DID HAVE OUR
ENGINEER CHECK THE OTHER BUILDINGS, THAT ARE OF SIMILAR DESIGN OF THE SAME ERA
AND THEY WERE DEEMED THAT THEY WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO HANDLE THE SAME KINDA LOADS
WERE IT TO HAPPEN AGAIN.))
SUPER=01-Mark Courtney/Roanoke Regional Airport;
OUT Q=to happen again.
The dozen-or-so planes in the condemned hangars had to be moved immediately.
The airport says some new hangars will be in place next month.
In the meantime, the airport has offered the plane owners "tie-down" space
For about a decade the airport has planned a major overhaul of what's known
as its general aviation facility.
But very few investors have expressed interest in building new hangars, so
the project is only proceeding in stages.
Figure skating recently was listed as the second most popular sport for T-V
audiences, following pro-football.
Tonight you can check out the talents of some of the world's best skaters in
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Some of the world's best skaters are in town for what promises to be an
DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Patrick is on the ice with a live report.
Patrick, what skaters will be featured tonight?
SUPER=01-Nancy Kerrigan/Olympic Silver Medalist;
SUPER=03-Lillehammer Winter Olympics/February 1994;
DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN
health music under
Don't go away-- Hearty hoops highlights are heading your way in tonight's
On Health Check, the conclusion of Heart-Score '96.
Rehabilitation after a stroke, and the physical and mental challenges
presented to survivors.
IN Q=I really believe
((I REALLY BELIEVE THAT IF YOU ARE LUCKY ENOUGH TO LIVE THROUGH IT, THEN THE
WORLD IS THERE FOR YOU TO TAKE. ))
OUT Q=to take.
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In our final installment of "Heart Score '96," a look at rehabilitation
after a stroke.
Often after a stroke, people are left unable to do things they did before--
like walking, talking, reading, or writing.
IN Q=If people tell me
SUPER=03-Saddle Brook, NJ; :22
SUPER=01-Beverly Pearson/Stroke Survivor; :55 QUICK!!!
SUPER=01-Dr. Nalini Bethala/Geriatric Rehabilitation; :58
SUPER=01-Gerald Donoghue/Psychologist; 1:25 QUICK!!!
OUT Q=some differences.
IN Q=If people tell
((IF PEOPLE TELL ME I CAN'T DO IT, I SAY, WELL LET ME TRY.
IF YOU DON'T HAVE A GOOD ATTITUDE, IT WILL BEAT YOU.
I HOPE TO HAVE MY INDEPENDENCE, MY FULL INDEPENDENCE SOMEDAY.))
OUT Q=independence someday.
Rehabilitation has many components-- depending on what deficits the stroke
Physical therapy improves range of motion, and strength exercises improve
IN Q=NAT SOUND
OUT Q=NAT SOUND
Speech therapy can help improve communication difficulties.
But most of all, patients have to re-learn everyday living.
32-year-old Beverly Pearson had a stoke ten days after the birth of her
IN Q=I hope to
((BEVERLY PEARSON/STROKE SURVIVOR: I HOPE TO BE ABLE TO TAKE CARE OF MY BABY BY
MYSELF. I CAN HOLD HIM WITH MY
GOOD ARM BUT IF HE NEEDS A BOTTLE, SOMEBODY HAS TO TAKE HIM..IT'S THE LITTLE
OUT Q=little things.
butt butt butt butt
IN Q=Four to six
((DR. NALINI BETHALA: FOUR TO SIX MONTHS WOULD BE THE TIME FRAME THAT YOU
WOULD EXPECT MOST OF THE
RECOVERY TO OCCUR.))
OUT Q=to occur.
One advancement is the use of the drug botulinum toxin.
For certain patients, it's effective in relieving muscle tightness.
While the physical rehabilitation is underway, so must be the mental and
emotional transition of life after a stroke.
IN Q=There must be
(( GERALD DONAGHUE/PSYCHOLOGIST: THERE MUST BE SOME RECOGNITION AND ACCEPTANCE
THAT EVEN IN THE BEST CIRCUMSTANCES THERE IS LIKELY TO BE SOME DIFFERENCES.))
OUT Q=some differences.
There is some good news, though.
New drugs seems to be effective in treating strokes, as long as the person
having a brain attack recognizes the warning signs and gets to the hospital
Virginia's House of Delegates has declared today Organ Sharing Day in the
The House recognized former Montgomery County Delegate Ward Teal -- who had
a heart transplant in 1994.
Salem Delegate Morgan Griffith had Teal witness him signing the organ donor
section of his driver's license.
The House hopes others will become aware of the need for organ sharing.
Each year almost three thousand people die while waiting on the list for an
The Y-W-C-A in Downtown Roanoke is having a party tonight--
The star attraction-- the new renovated pool, now equipped for the disabled,
and heated to 88-degrees.
The Y wants to highlight some of it's water programs-- like Arthritis
IN Q=People will
((HARRIET LEWIS/Y.W.C.A.: PEOPLE WILL BE ABLE TO COME AND PARTICIPATE IN OUR
RIBBON CUTTING AND THEN THERE WILL BE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ANYONE WHO COMES TO
GET IN THE POOL AND TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE WARM WATER BENEFITS OF THIS POOL
AND TO SEE WHAT IT'S LIKE. ))
SUPER=01-Harriet Lewis/YWCA; :
OUT Q=what it's like.
Tonight's Open House begins with a reception in just a few minutes-- at
The pool will be open to the public from 6:45 to 7:30.
The Y-W-C-A Central Center is located at 605 First Street, in Downtown
Today marked the first practice and the first mishap at Daytona--
Let's head into the sports office for an explanation with Mike Stevens who
will soon be in Sunny FLorida himself..
Good evening everybody and welcome to your weekend.
Let's warm up the Friday night ticker with a trip down to Daytona where the
Winston Cup car got in their first day of practice.
SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL/This Afternoon; :00
Not surprisingly, two time defending Daytona 500 champion Sterling Marlin
posted the fastest speed at the track with a lap at 189 point 478 miles an
Rick Mast, Jeremy Mayfield and Dale Earnhardt were the only others to top the
189 mile an hour mark.
Brett Bodine had the hottest foot of the day after a fire broke out in his
Lowes Thunderbird as he was coming out of turn four into the tri-oval.
IN Q="Coming around...
((BRETT BODINE/DRIVER - LOWES FORD:))
SUPER=01-Brett Bodine/Lowe's Ford Driver; :00
OUT Q=...TO STOP.
Qualifying for the top spot in the Daytona 500 is set for two o'clock
This weekend is shaping up to be a big one for our two biggest local college
powers. Virginia and Virginia Tech both hit the hard wood tomorrow.
The 11th ranked Hokies have been practicing this week for Atlantic 10 foe
Xavier tomorrow at noon. According to Bill Foster; the game is a sell out.
((BILL FOSTER/VIRGINIA TECH HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Bill Foster/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...over there"
SUPER=03-Raleigh, NC/Last Night;
The Cavaliers won their 11th straight overtime game last night; beating
N.C. State 84-82 in double OT in Raleigh.
Harold Deane was the hero. The junior hit a last second jumper to clinch to
win. UVa is now 10 and 10 overall and 4 and 6 in the ACC.
In NBA action last night; Charles Barkley scored his 20 thousandth point in
the Suns 107-102 win over the New Jersey Nets at America West Arena.
Coming up at six the latest on the Browns move to Baltimore, plus we'll give
you an update on construction at the Martinsville Speedway, and hear from the
Express who are in Norfolk tonight.
Enjoy your weekend everybody.
take a break
After missing five days of school--Roanoke and Roanoke County students
finally saw the inside of the classrooms today.
Drivers moved school buses out of their resting places and took to the roads
Transportation officials say there weren't any problems getting students to
SOT 11:35:31 -11:35:50
IN Q=It's excellent
((ROBERT WOOLWINE/ROANOKE COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF TRANSPORTATION; IT'S EXCELLENT.
WE JUST HAD A GOOD MORNING. WE HAD ONE ROUTE WE COULD NOT GET OVER OVER IN THE
BACK CREEK SECTION. WE HAD ONE OR TWO DRIVERS THAT WERE A LITTLE LATE THIS
MORNING DUE TO THE ICE DOWN AROUND BEDFORD ON TWENTY-FOUR AND OUTSIDE OF
THAT--JUST A NORMAL DAY. ))
SUPER=01-Robert Woolwine/Roanoke Co. Transportation Supervisor;
OUT Q=a normal day.
Woolwine says the transportation office received many calls from parents who
live in the outer areas of Roanoke County concerned about the safety of their
Coming up tonight on NEWS-7 at SIX.
Two more lottery games are being proposed in the Commonwealth.
But would Virginia win with Powerball and Keno?
double boxes Jean/Keith
Keith Humphry joins us from the newsroom.
Keith is their money to be made?
Without question Jean, by both players and state governments.
We examined how West Virginia handles Powerball, and how Maryland fares with
Both are proving successful, but there are some pitfalls.
double boxes Jean/Keith
We'll give you the pros and cons of both games in about a half hour along
with other stuff on News- 7 at six.
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