Up next on News 7-at five
This is the site of a new multi million dollar facility in Roanoke County.
The Governor was even in town to help announce it. Len Besthoff will have
a live report-
Plus a huge oil spill- worse than the Exxon Valdez.
And a report on kissing.
A bit muddy but otherwise a fine day with readings in low 60s for many. More
of the same is on the way.
On Health Check-- millions of people are suffering from angina.
Now, one research hospital is borrowing a technique from the Chinese-- and
producing some positive results.
((GOVERNOR GEORGE ALLEN: IT'S A GREAT WAY TO START 1996.))
OUT Q=START 1996
The Governor helps announce the largest private investment in Roanoke
GRAPHIC=news-7 at five
Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at FIVE, I'm Jean Jadhon.
It's the mother of all industrial projects for Roanoke County.
A high-tech printing company is planning to build a multi-million dollar
facility that will take up almost an entire industrial park.
DOUBLE BOXES Jean/Len
Len Besthoff has been following this story, and he joins us from the Roanoke
County administration building.
Len this must be a pretty big announcement if it brings the governor to
It sure is Jean.
The folks in this building behind me are pretty happy with themselves right
now, because they have landed what many people are calling "the big one".
As we first told you, R-R Donnelley will build a plant that for starters,
will have 175 workers.
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IN Q=nOW CLEARLY
((GOVERNOR GEORGE ALLEN: ))
OUT Q=record books.
Now that's only the beginning.
The plant will be located in the Valley TechPark in the western part of the
It will eventually employ 750 people if all three phases of the construction
The county will give the company about two-and-a-half-million-dollars worth
of incentives...mostly in terms of site improvements at Valley TechPark.
double boxes Jean/Len
(QUESTION: IT SOUNDS LIKE R-R DONNELLEY IS PUTTING A LOT OF MONEY INTO THIS
PROJECT...HOW LARGE IS THIS COMPANY?)
Pat Buchanan left New Hampshire a winner.
Now he's promising a bold new conservatism that'll protect the little guy-
((PAT BUCHANAN/R- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: THE CONSERVATIVE THAT LOOKS OUT FOR
THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THIS COUNTRY, WHO'S JOBS HAVE BEEN SACRIFICED ON THE
ALTARS OF THE TRADE DEALS.))
SUPER=01-Pat Buchanan/(R) Presidential Candidate;
OUT Q=of the trade deals.
Buchanan's message also includes vehement opposition to abortion rights and
foreign trade and he is openly anti-gay.
Today Bob Dole said it's his mainstream conservatism that can win for the
((SEN. BOB DOLE/R- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: THIS IS DEADLY SERIOUS BUSINESS.
WE'RE TALKING ABOUT NOMINATING A REPUBLICAN TO BEAT BILL CLINTON.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Bob Dole/(R) Presidential Candidate;
OUT Q=beat Bill Clinton."
Lamar Alexander though is dismissing Dole as a viable candidate saying he
has no ideas.
He says Dole should step aside and let Buchanan and him battle it out for
A Virginia House of Delegates member is facing an indecent exposure charge.
Suffolk Republican Robert Nelms was arrested last Thursday in a Richmond
Nelms declined explanation today, but says he will contest the police report
that he was exposing himself in a picnic area.
IN Q=It's just
((IT'S JUST THE ONE CHARGE? ROBERT NELMS/(R) SUFFOLK: YEA. AND UM. YOU KNOW
I DON'T UNDERSTAND BUT UM ANYWAY.))
SUPER=01-Del. Robert Nelms/(R) Suffolk; :02
OUT Q=but um anyway.
The 37 year old Nelms is a professional environmental consultant who has
represented Suffolk in the House since 1992.
He coaches a Little League team, he's married and has one child.
It turns out the 14 year- old girl divers spent two days searching for was
never even seen in the New river.
Giles County investigator Willie Lucas said today he has now determined the
girl did NOT jump off Commissary Hill bridge, as her 16 year- old friend
Investigators got a call yesterday that the girl was safe and sound.
News- 7 has confirmed she is in a hospital undergoing psychiatric treatment.
Lucas would not say why the girls pulled the hoax, only that it's a bizarre
Lucas plans to consult with the Commonwealth's Attorney about possible
charges against the pair.
News- 7 is not releasing the names of the girls because of their age.
Quite a suprise for folks in Santa Rosa, California.
SUPER=03-Santa Rosa, CA;
A tornado touched down- the first one there in three years.
The early morning twister snapped trees and fences.
This homeowner found his roof on the front lawn.
Residents say the twister lasted about ten seconds, but sounded like a
toss to robin
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Straight ahead--its being described as an oil spill worse than the Exxon
But first-- Roanoke County Police shoot a man in a standoff last night.
On Health Check-- a lesson in carbon monoxide safety.
Plus, a popular breakfast platter may not be for the faint of heart.
We'll give you the latest low-down from the country's most notorious
The Roanoke Junior Express is loading up and hauling to Canada.
More on the team's trek to the International Competition in Tonight's Two
Minute Ticker-- stick around.
Authorities are still rounding up suspects following an eight- month
undercover drug operation in Pittsylvania County.
Late this afternoon, authorities arrested 20- suspects-- including one
Authorities are still searching for 32- other suspects.
The undercover operation began last June.
Authorities say most of the violations involved cocaine.
IN Q=This we hope
((HAROLD PLASTER/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SHERIFF: THIS WE HOPE MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE,
IT'S AN ONGOING PLIGHT IN PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, VIRGINIA, THE UNITED STATES TO
GET RID OF DRUGS, I DON'T THINK WE'LL EVER GET RID OF IT, BUT IN LAW
ENFORCEMENT WE'LL CONTINUE TO ENFORCE THE LAWS AGAINST ILLEGAL DRUGS. ))
OUT Q=against illegal drugs.
The undercover investigation was dubbed, "Operation Iroc" (EYE-ROCK).
Authorities say more arrests are expected.
Roanoke County police are defending shooting a man last night after a three
and a half hour standoff.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Night;
Lieutenant G-W Roche shot David Ira Bell was shot once in the chest after
Bell refused to put down his weapon.
Police say they were answering a domestic dispute call on Keffer Road in
When they arrived--they found Bell in the yard with a loaded handgun.
Bell went back into the house where family members had locked themselves in
an upstairs bedroom.
Police say they watched his movements in the house for several hours until
the 36-year old came out pointing his weapon at police.
IN Q=The outcome of
((SGT. CHUCK MASON/ROANOKE CO. POLICE DEPT.; THE OUTCOME OF THIS WAS CLEARLY
NOT WHAT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT HAD HOPED FOR. THIS WAS JUST A SORT OF TRAGIC
OCCURRENCE THAT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT WAS TRYING TO AVOID.))
SUPER=01-Sgt. Chuck Mason/Roanoke Co. Police Dept.;
OUT Q=trying to avoid.
Bell was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
The investigation continues-- Police say they may file charges against Bell.
It's worse than the Exxon Valdez oil spill-
SUPER=03-St. Ann's Head, Wales;
19 million gallons have already leaked into the water near a British
((IT'S JUST AN APPALLING MESS. IT'S A REAL NIGHTMARE.))
((MIKE BAINES/WILDLIFE TRUST: IT'S GOING TO GET INTO THE FOOD CHAIN. IT'S GOING
TO BE THERE FOR MONTHS IF NOT YEARS.))
SUPER=01-Mike Baines/Wildlife Trust; :05 quick!!
OUT Q=IF NOT YEARS."
Environmentalists say oil has surrounded two islands that are home to
seals and sea birds.
The tanker spilled 19 million gallons- eight million more than the Exxon
Valdez in 1989.
A train wreck in Colorado today-
killed two crew members and sent sulfuric acid spilling down a
mountainside- and across a highway.
The highly corrosive liquid stopped just short of reaching a river.
No word on what caused the train derailment.
The Hill City is far away from the Big Apple, but Broadway has made its way
(patrick ad lib)
stocks bump next
A bit of Broadway comes to the Hill City as High Schoolers at E-C Glass
prepare their latest production.
DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Patrick Evans has a look behind the scenes of "A Chorus Line" in Lynchburg
DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN
health music under
Still to come-- some students are getting up close and personal in one
college course. We'll explain
And on Health Check-- a closer look at what Americans are eating for
The traditional platter with all the fixings may be more fattening than you
IN Q=The good news
((THE GOOD NEWS IS ITS EASY TO MAKE BREAKFAST BETTER. IF YOU ASK FOR
SUBSTITUTIONS AND ALMOST EVERY RESTAURANT OFFER SOME HEALTHY MENUS. ))
OUT Q=some healthy menus.
health bump next
It canned Chinese, Italian and Mexican food, then delis, movie popcorn,
even "lite" restaurant menus.
Now the Center for Science in the Public Interest is sending out a warning
about the evils that may be lurking in your breakfast.
SOT **starts on a bite**
IN Q=We found
SUPER=01-Jayne Hurley/Center for Science in the Public Int.; :03
SUPER=03-Washington DC; :12
OUT Q=1,100 calories.
IN Q=We found
((JAYNE HURLEY/CENTER FOR SCIENCE IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST: WE FOUND MANY
BREAKFASTS THAT GIVE YOU AN ENTIRE DAY WORTH OF FAT, SATURATED FAT, SODIUM AND
CHOLESTEROL ALL BEFORE TEN O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING.))
OUT Q=in the morning.
The center dissected menus from Denny's, the International House of
Pancakes, and Bob's Big Boy restaurants.
The biggest culprit-- the traditional breakfast platter with two eggs,
sausages, bacon and pancakes.
IN Q=The grand-slam type
((THE GRAND-SLAM TYPE PLATTER IS A STRIKE-OUT. IT GIVES YOU ALMOST A DAY'S FAT,
SATURATED FAT AND SODIUM, TWO DAYS WORTH OF CHOLESTEROL AND 1,100 CALORIES. ))
Their recommended choice: hot or cold cereal, with fresh fruit-- juice,
toast and jam, minus the butter or margarine.
GRAPHIC=carbon monoxide poisoning
Carbon Monoxide is the leading cause of poisoning death in America-- killing
up to 15-hundred people each year, and injuring at least ten-thousand others.
Since December, Roanoke City Fire officials have responded to 20 incidents
of Carbon Monoxide poisoning.
Most of those calls were the result of improperly maintained heaters.
IN Q=That includes kerosene
((WINSTON SIMMONS/ROANOKE DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF: THAT INCLUDES KEROSENE TYPE
HEATERS, YOUR GAS HEATERS, FLUE, ANYWHERE YOU HAVE A FLU HOOK UP. ELECTRICAL
IS USUALLY NOT A PROBLEM.))
SUPER=01-Winston Simmons/Roanoke Deputy Fire Chief;
OUT Q=not a problem.
Carbon Monoxide is called the silent killer because it's colorless and
Some of the symptoms include dizziness, headaches and drowsiness.
Fire officials recommend installing carbon monoxide alarms in the home.
Millions of Americans suffer angina-- a frightening pain caused by poor
blood flow around the heart.
It's often an early warning sign of heart disease.
But a new treatment is showing some good results.
First, these inflatable boots are strapped along the entire length of the
Then, air is blown through tubes to make the "pants" pulsate at specific
While it looks intimidating, the idea is simple: forcing blood to the
heart during the "relaxation" phase of the heartbeat, when it's most receptive
to blood flow.
It may eliminate angina permanently.
IN Q=What we think
(( DR. RICHARD NESTO, DEACONESS HOSPITAL:WHAT WE THINK IS HAPPENING IS THAT THE
HEART, THE BLOOD VESSELS IN THE HEART MUSCLE ARE ACTUALLY GETTING BIGGER AND
INTERCONNECTING IN A MANNER THAT MORE BLOOD IS ACTUALLY DELIVERED TO THE HEART
MUSCLE ITSELF. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Richard Nesto/Deaconess Hospital; :
OUT Q=heart muscle itself.
Even though this angina treatment is relatively new in the U.S., the
Chinese have been using this method for 15 years.
The Roanoke Junior Express is planning for its big face off in Montreal--
But first Mike has some news for the record books in tonight's Two Minute
Good evening everybody and welcome to the midweek ticker.
Let's get started with another milestone that was reached in the NBA.
SUPER=03-Salt Lake City; :00
Last night the Jazz beat the Celtics 112-to-98 as John Stockton stripped this
ball from Eric Williams and in the process became the NBA's all-time steals
Stockton passes Maurice Cheeks on the thieves list. He now has 23 hundred and
IN Q="I have...
((JOHN STOCKTON/NBA'S ALL-TIME STEALS LEADER:))
SUPER=01-John Stockton/NBA All-Time Steals Leader; :00
OUT Q=...it worked out."
Things also worked out for the Orlando Magic last night, as they set an NBA
record for the most consecutive home wins to open a season.
Orlando won its 28th straight game with a 123-to-104 victory over the Sixers.
And this afternoon UNC Charlotte head basketball coach and athletic director
Jeff Mullins announced that he is stepping down and the end of this season.
Also, this Radford University BOARD of Visitors has approved the reassignment
of Athletic director Chuck Taylor, who asked the board to relieve him of his AD
duties so he could once again teach fulltime.
The Roanoke Junior Express hockey team leaves for Montreal Canada
tomorrow morning where the squad will play four games this weekend in a youth
hockey tournament that features 50 teams from around the world!
SUPER=03-Roanoke/February 16; :00
Last Friday; the junior Express unveiled their new jersey's during
intermission of the Roanoke/South Carolina game. The team raised the 15
thousand dollars needed for tournament fees, hotel accommodations and for the
new attire; A big "thank you" goes to Roanoke supporters.
((PATRICK SAVARD/JUNIOR EXPRESS PLAYER:))
SUPER=01-Patrick Savard/Junior Express Player; :00
OUT Q=...appreciate it"(double out)
The team will play at least four games in Montreal starting with two games
this Friday. The tournament field includes teams from Europe as well Canada.
IN Q="It's a great...
OUT Q=...best we can"
Coming up at six, some signings to talk about in the NFL, plus we will hear
from Jennifer Capriati, and we will check in on the Atlanta Braves as they go
through Spring training. But don't go anywhere; more news 7 at five to come.
Maybe you've experienced the rigors of college--- advanced algebra,
chemistry and history.
But what about a class on kissing?
That's the subject of a seminar at a Seattle college.
Topics include kissing in public, and of course, proper technique.
IN Q=That's how NAT SOUND
((THAT'S HOW YOU KISS IN PUBLIC. KEEP A GOOD LIP SEAL. YOU'VE GOT TO BREATHE
THROUGH YOUR NOSE.))
OUT Q=your nose. NAT SOUND
But the professor says there is a serious side to the class, as kissing
becomes more than a prelude to sex, but a replacement for sex.
IN Q=Today with the
((MICHAEL CANE/COLLEGE PROFESSOR: TODAY WITH THE THREAT OF AIDS A LOT OF
PEOPLE ARE CONSIDERING LESS INTIMATE ACTIVITY THAN SEX ITSELF.))
SUPER=01-Michael Cane/College Professor; :
OUT Q=sex itself.
Cane is planning a seminar on hugging-- but doubts it will draw the same
(toss to robin)
(robin tosses to jean)
The month of May will bring city council elections in Roanoke...
double boxes Jean/Keith
And tonight Keith Humphry has more on one of the first candidates to
announce a campaign.
Jean, five seats are up for grabs in the May elections.
and this afternoon Alvin Nash said he will seek the republican nomination.
Nash is the deputy director of Total Action Against Poverty and says
economic development and neighborhood protection will top his agenda.
We'll hear from him and bring you the rest
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of the news weather and sports in half an hour.
more of E-C Glass High School's production of "A Chorus Line." Goodnight.
And that's it for NEWS-7 at FIVE, we'd like to leave you tonight, with some