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It's official. Phil Gramm is out of the race.
Kato Kaelin's back in the public eye.
Plus cashing in on Valentine's Day.
The region had a wide range of weather choices today. Clouds, light rain,
light snow and sunny...take your pick.
We do see rain and snow in the forecast.
On Health Check-- reports on child safety-- from poison prevention to
Plus, reducing the risk for heart disease....the key may be in your cereal
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((MIKE STEVENS/NEWS-7 SPORTS: AND WE'RE BACK IN DAYTONA WITH ANOTHER REPORT
FROM SPEEDWEEKS 96. NOW IF YOU'RE A CARTOON LOVER OR A USER OF THE INTERNET,
YOU'LL NOT WANT TO MISS TONIGHT'S TWO MINUTE SPORTS TICKER.))
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((I TODAY AM ENDING MY CAMPAIGN FOR THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. WHEN
THE VOTER SPEAKS I LISTEN ESPECIALLY WHEN THE VOTER IS SAYING SOMEBODY ELSE'S
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After two devastating losses in Louisiana and Iowa, Phil Gramm pulls out
of the Presidential race.
GRAPHIC=news-7 at five
Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at FIVE, I'm Jean Jadhon.
Gramm is leaving the race almost one year after declaring his candidacy.
The Texas Senator says he will continue promoting his fiscal conservative
platform and promise for a balanced budget.
((SEN. PHIL GRAMM/R-TEXAS: AS A MEMBER OF THE SENATE I'M GOING TO CONTINUE TO
FIGHT FOR LESS GOVERNMENT AND MORE FREEDOM AND I AM GOING TO BE THE STRONGEST
SUPPORTER OF THE ULTIMATE NOMINEE OF OUR PARTY IN THIS COUNTRY.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Phil Gramm/(R) Texas;
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Gramm has not yet endorsed anyone else.
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The remaining Republican candidates continued campaigning in New
Hampshire- Pat Buchanan saying he's the only conservative left in the race.
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((PAT BUCHANAN/R- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I WOULD HOPE THAT THOSE ECONOMIC
CONSERVATIVES WOULD NOW RALLY TO THE BUCHANAN BANNER.))
SUPER=01-Pat Buchanan/(R) Presidential Candidate;
OUT Q=Buchanan Banner.
Front runner Bob Dole continued touting his experience-
IN Q=the Boston Herald
((SEN. BOB DOLE/R-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: THE BOSTON HERALD SAID THIS MORNING
IN THEIR ENDORSEMENT IF YOU WANT SOMEONE WITH EXPERIENCE AND EXPERIENCE DOES
SUPER=01-Sen. Bob Dole/(R) Presidential Candidate;
OUT Q=experience does count."
Steve Forbes arrived back in New Hampshire to pick up his campaigning.
Tennessee Governor Lamar Alexander was in the Granite state as well--
gaining the endorsement of Former Education Secretary William Bennett.
Virginia Governor George Allen also made it to New Hampshire today, where he
met fellow Republican Governor William Weld of Massachusetts.
The pair announced their endorsement of Bob Dole for president.
Allen actually made his intentions official earlier in the day in Richmond.
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((GOVERNOR GEORGE ALLEN: HE HAS BEEN KNOCKED DOWN, TIME AFTER TIME, THROUGHOUT
HIS LIFE, BUT HE CAME BACK, HE PERSEVERED.))
OUT Q=he persevered. quick out!!
Allen praised what he calls Dole's character, principles, and effective
The father of a 5-month old who died Sunday under suspicious circumstances
will be held in Roanoke withOUT bond.
The city prosecutor got a judge to raise bond on Jerry Griffis, based on
information from Florida.
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((DON CALDWELL/ROANOKE PROSECUTOR: HE WAS ACTUALLY A FUGITIVE FROM JUSTICE,
FOLLOWING A CONVICTION BY A JURY OF OFFENSES INVOLVING SEX OFFENSES AGAINST A
OUT Q=against a minor.
Griffis faced a minimum of 25 years on each of four convictions, but he
skipped town before the trial in Gainesville, Florida was over.
Griffis has been living in Franklin County for the past three years, has
been married two years-- and his attorney says Griffis' wife is pregnant.
President Clinton is pledging speedy federal help for Northwest flood
Clinton got a birds eye view of the damage- flying over flood ravaged areas
He then met with residents in Woodland, Washington.
The President concedes there's nothing he could say that would make the
losses go away.
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Straight ahead--What do Kato Kaelin, Joan Collins and former Beauty Queen
Tracy Lippard have in common? They were all in court this week.
But first-- a traditional Valentine? Think again--
The diet news today is about FIBER...
Plus, keeping the kids safe.
From poison prevention, to bicycle safety...all coming up on Health Check.
The Daytona 500 is just a few days away--
Patrick is hundreds of miles from the track, where there's no shortage of
support for the sport. Stay tuned.
Kato Kaelin is back in the spotlight
O-J Simpson's former houseguest is being questioned again about Simpson's
alibi, activities and attitude the night of the murders.
Kaelin is behind closed doors answering attorneys questions.
The deposition could last three days.
It's for the civil suit filed against Simpson by the victims families.
Former beauty queen Tracy Lippard must do her time.
Today, a judge in Lewisburg refused to release Lippard from the regional
Lippard is serving a two- year sentence for attempted second degree murder
and five other misdemeanors.
She was accused of trying to kill the family of her romantic rival.
This week in Lewisburg, her attorney argued that Lippard had ineffective
counsel during her original trial.
He also claimed the prosecution had insufficient evidence to support a
A court fight over two romance novels by actress Joan Collins ended in a
split decision last night.
SUPER=03-New York/Last Night;
While it wasn't unanimous, the star of 50-films was pleasantly surprised
with the jury's verdict.
The decision let the former Dynasty star keep a one million dollar advance
from Random House.
The publishing company rejected two of her manuscripts and sued to get the
advance money back.
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((JOAN COLLINS/ACTRESS-AUTHOR: IT ENDED TWO YEARS OF ABSOLUTE HELL. IT'S BEEN
VERY VERY DIFFICULT. AND I WORKED VERY HARD FOR THREE YEARS, VERY HARD AND
THERE WERE HALF A MILLION WORDS WRITTEN.))
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It's not clear if Collins will be entitled to more money for fulfilling
half her contract.
Collins says she's working on the sequel of her best-selling
autobiography-- it will conclude with a chapter on this trial.
The Roanoke Valley is getting ready for the Tour Dupont to peddle back
through the area in May.
Cyclists will travel from Mount Airy, North Carolina
into Roanoke--FOR THE FIRST TIME-- as part of the ACTUAL ROAD RACE.
In the past, the Roanoke Valley has been the site for mountain time trials.
Tour DuPont officials say the Roanoke stage makes for a dramatic leg of the
The 113 mile course finishes up with racers traveling over the Lynville
mountains just before entering the Star City.
The event has generated one and half million dollars in world wide publicity
for the Roanoke Valley.
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((MAYOR DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE; TO LITERALLY THE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE AROUND THE
WORLD WHO WILL WITNESS THIS EVENT, WE HOPE THAT THEY WILL BE ABLE TO APPRECIATE
AND SHARE THE FRIENDLINESS AND AMBIANCE THAT WE OFFER BEYOND COMPARE TO ANY
OTHER PLACE. ))
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Cyclists are expected to finish stage five of the race on May 5th at about
4:30 in the afternoon.
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Stick around- the Two Minute Sports Ticker shifts into high gear with a
live report from Daytona Beach.
And on Health Check--
Child Safety issues-- from bicycle safety-- to poison prevention.
There may be an accident waiting to happen in your kitchen.
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((DRAIN CLEANERS, PEOPLE KEEP UNDER THE SINK, YOU KNOW IT'S CLOGGED. THROW IN
SOME DRAINO. THAT'S HORRENDOUS IF A CHILD GETS TO IT. FURNITURE POLISHES,
ANYTHING THAT'S UNDER THE SINK AND THAT'S JUST THE MOST COMMON PLACE TO PUT
OUT Q=to put it.
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The word of the day in diet news is FIBER.
A study in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association finds
that men with HIGH-fiber diets can dramatically cut their risk of heart attack.
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In fact, the nine-year study of 51-thousand men concludes a high-fiber diet
is the most effective way of preventing a heart attack other than quitting
Breakfast cereals, followed by fruits and vegetables top the list.
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((ERIC RIMM, HARVARD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH: FOR EACH ONE GRAM INCREASE IN
TOTAL DIETARY FIBER INTAKE THERE WAS A 2% REDUCTION IN HEART DISEASE. ))
SUPER=01-Eric Rimm/Harvard School of Public Health; :
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Men who ate 30 grams of fiber daily had a 40-percent decreased risk in
heart attack compared to men who ate only 10 grams a day.
That's equal in benefit to losing 20 pounds of fat.
But high-fiber diets also help weight control.
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((DR. JAMES ANDERSON/UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY: FIBER PLAYS A VERY IMPORTANT ROLE
IN WEIGHT LOSS, BECAUSE WHEN YOU'RE EATING HIGH FIBER FOODS, YOU'RE EATING
LESS FAT AND YOU'RE ALSO FEELING
SUPER=01-Dr. James Anderson/University of Kentucky; :
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Just one big bowl of a high fiber breakfast cereal daily is enough to cut
the risk of heart disease by 20-percent.
But beware of cereals with excess sugar and fat-- that can cancel out some
of the health effects.
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If you're looking for some new low-fat menus in your life, this may be the
Heart-health guru Dean Ornish has a new book, "Every Day Cooking with Dr.
Dean Ornish" filled with 150 low-fat, full-flavor recipes.
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((DR. DEAN ORNISH/PREVENTIVE MEDICINE SPECIALIST: WHEN PEOPLE CHANGE TO EATING
LOW FAT IF THEY EAT THAT WAY ALL THE TIME, NOT ONLY DO THEY FEEL BETTER BUT
THEY ACTUALLY BEGIN TO PREFER THAT WAY OF EATING. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Dean Ornish/Preventive Medicine Specialist; :
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There are more than three million poison exposures each year, resulting in
about 12-thousand deaths.
80-percent of these cases involve children.
The Roanoke Regional Safe Kids Coalition is urging everyone to child-proof
their home-- often grandparents and baby-sitters aren't prepared for little
((KATHY STUMP/ROANOKE REGIONAL SAFE KIDS COALITION: MEDICATION IS A BIG
PROBLEM, NOT ONLY WITH KIDS GOING TO GRANDPARENTS TO VISIT, BUT ESPECIALLY OVER
THE HOLIDAYS GRANDPARENTS AND RELATIVES COMING TO VISIT THEIR HOUSE,
LEAVING THEIR PURSE OR SUITCASE AROUND AND KIDS THINK WELL THIS IS WHERE SHE
KEEPS THE CANDY, LET'S SEE WHAT SHE'S GOT. A LOT OF PILLS LOOK JUST LIKE
SUPER=01-Kathy Stump/Roanoke Regional Safe Kids Coalition; :
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Other hazards around the house include chemicals kept under the kitchen
sink, alcohol and plants.
There are also seasonal hazards-- like kerosene, antifreeze, and carbon
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((KATHY STUMP: WE HAD TWO CHILDREN IN THE BACK OF THE PICK-UP TRUCK RIDING DOWN
THE HIGHWAY ON A CROSS COUNTRY TRIP, AND CARBON MONOXIDE LEAKED INTO THE BACK
OF THE PICKUP. THE BACK OF A PICKUP IS NOT SUPPOSED TO BE A PASSENGER
COMPARTMENT. MORE TYPICAL ARE THE KEROSENE HEATERS IN TIGHTLY ENCLOSED HOUSES.
I CAN'T STRESS ENOUGH FOR PEOPLE TO HAVE
CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS AND SMOKE DETECTORS IN THEIR HOMES. ))
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Stump spoke at Hollins College today, as part of the Wellness Wednesdays
Not many kids wear helmets every time they ride bikes.
But a government study suggests the statistics are improving.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission says in a 1991 poll,
fewer than one in six children wore a helmet most of the time.
But in the late 80's, only about one in 20 wore protective headgear.
About 250 children die each year in bicycle accidents and another
400-thousand suffer serious injuries-- many of which involve the head.
A report straight from the heart-- and the Orient-- this Valentine's Day.
SUPER=03-Los Angeles; :
Japanese lore says true love is based on blood type-- as there's a belief
that's what indicates the kind of personality someone has.
A California dating service says many Asian singles ask about blood type on
the first date.
Romance based on blood type is outlined in the book "You Are Your Blood
Type"-- it's authors believe what travels through your veins is the key to love
Collectibles from some big name drivers and from some retired ones are
found under one roof--
(patrick ad lib)
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Not all the red hot racing action is down in Daytona this week.
DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Patrick Evans joins us from Caution Flag, where racing goods are speeding
right out the door.
SUPER=01-Dwight Hanna/Caution Flag Owner;
DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/MIKE STEVENS
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(Mike ad lib)
SUPER=06-Daytona Beach, FL;
(roll cue: "...fans who watch the Daytona 500 on WDBJ Sunday, will see a number
of new cars and new sponsors strutting their stuff and hopefully selling their
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SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL; :00
SUPER=01-Dave Marcis/Prodigy Chevrolet Driver; :27
SUPER=01-Steve Grissom/Cartoon Network Chevrolet Driver; 1;01
OUT Q=all the time.
SUPER=06-Daytona Beach, FL;
(mike ad lib)
**watch for stray b-roll!!**
(toss to break)
Valentines Day is a time for showing affection and appreciation for someone
It's also big business for local florists.
Gift Baskets Express of Roanoke is cashing in on love.
Offering tokens of affection from the traditional to the unconventional.
Many florists say this is the busiest time of year.
IN Q=Sold most of
((JEAN ARDERY/GIFT BASKET EXPRESS OWNER: SOLD MOST OF MY ROSES. I'VE GOT A FEW
COLORS LEFT, WE HAVE NO REDS. SOLD ALL OUR PRE-MADES. MY SHELVES ARE ABOUT
CLEANED OFF. SO WE'RE HAPPY, WE'RE VERY HAPPY.))
SUPER=01-Jean Ardery/Gift Basket Express Owner;
OUT Q=are very happy.
Even this super hero took time out to surprise his girl.
IN Q=Embarrass the one
((DAVID WORKMAN: EMBARRASS THE ONE I LOVE SOMETHING TERRIBLE... JUST TO SHOW
HER THAT I'LL DO ANYTHING TO MAKE HER FEEL SPECIAL.))
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And if the traditional card isn't enough this lucky guy sent his love wishes
on a billboard.
If you sent flowers to a loved one this Valentine's Day, it might send a
message of love, friendship or even good cheer.
But not necessarily.
For instance-- yellow roses can symbolize feelings of jealousy-- as can
According to the book "The Language of Flowers," begonias can mean
Petunias send a message of anger.
To tell someone you hate them-- orange lilies say it best.
(toss to robin)
(robin tosses to jean)
A Martinsville teacher is still suspended after being indicted on charges
she took indecent liberties with a former female student.
double boxes Jean/Keith
Keith Humphry has the latest on this story...authorities have apparently
known about this for a while.
Right, Jean for the past 33-years-- 59-year old Anna Corbin taught fifth
grade at Albert Harris Elementary School.
The former student, now 29, says she was abused when she was 11 and it
continued until she left for college.
Prosecutors say last year they agreed to let Corbin retire from the school
system before they presented the case to a grand jury this week--
But Corbin apparently did not follow through on the agreement.
double boxes Jean/Keith
Coming up tonight at six we'll tell you more about that deal.
(ad lib bye)