Up next on News 7 at Five-
Another bomb rips through Israel- this time killing 13 people.
Newt Gingrich announces who he'll support for President.
Plus the dog teams and mushers are off and running in Alaska.
We'll have the story.
Temperatures today stayed in the 40's for most but we should see 60's
tomorrow and some clouds as well.
Your weather forecast is along shortly.
On Health Check-- the first of several reports to come, from Duke Medical
Today-- the Duke plan for fighting obesity at the Diet and Fitness Center.
((TODAY THERE HAS BEEN YET ANOTHER TERRIBLE TERRORIST ATTACK IN TEL AVIV. THE
SECOND IN JUST A COUPLE OF DAYS. OUR PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS ARE WITH THE VICTIMS
THERE. OUR HEARTS WITH THOSE WHO FIGHT FOR PEACE.))
OUT Q=WHO FIGHT FOR PEACE."
President Clinton's thoughts as yet another deadly bomb rips through
GRAPHIC=NEWS-7 AT FIVE
Good Evening, this is NEWS-7 at Five, I'm Jean Jadhon.
At least 13 people were killed in this latest bombing.
Tonight Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres is setting up a special task
force to combat terrorist attacks.
The force will have the right, he says, to strike anywhere.
Jesse Schulman reports from Israel.
IN Q=Police now say
SUPER=03-Tel Aviv, Israel; :00
SUPER=01-Shimon Peres/Israeli Prime Minister; :43
SUPER=01-Jesse Schulman/Reporting; 1:40
OUT Q=CBS NEWS, TEL AVIV.
((Police now say the bomber was on foot. He triggered his deadly charge at one
of Tel Aviv's busiest streetcorners, just outside the city's biggest downtown
Sidewalks and stores were full of pedestrians and afternoon shoppers... blast,
shrapnel and flying glass tore through the crowds among those struck, children
in costume, on their way to celebrations of a Jewish festival, Purim.
Rescue crews raced to the scene, fighting to save lives, evacuating the
wounded to hospital.
Passersy gave what help and comfort they could.
Islamic radicals have now carried out four deadly attacks in nine days,
killing well over 50 people, and at this hour the death toll still seems sure
(SHIMON PERES/ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER, PARAPHRASED, WE WILL SURVIVE THIS)
Soon after the attack, embattled Prime Minister Shimon Peres was calling on
Israelis not to lose faith.
He insisted PLO Chief Yasser Arafat had to keep his end of the peace bargain.
And Arafat promised to work with israel to uproot terrorism, roundly
condemning the attack and the attackers, though his actions thus far have been
less convincing than his words.
As Israelis gathered at the site of the blast, Peres gathered his cabinet for
an emergency session.
Yesterday he declared what he called total war against the extremists.
Today's attack seems to be their mocking reply. Israelis are crying out for
tough action now.
JESSE SHULMAN/CBS NEWS, TEL AVIV.))
A train derailed in Wisconsin today- exploding into a ball of fire.
SUPER=03-Weyauwega, WI/This Morning;
34 cars in all jumped the tracks- 15 were carrying liquid propane gas-
The blaze touched off fires in several nearby buildings and forced crews
to evacuate homes and even nearby schools.
The Wisconsin Central Limited derailed about 40 miles west of Green Bay.
No one was hurt.
Senator Bob Dole gets yet another endorsement today- this time from
House speaker Newt Gingrich.
Gingrich cast an early vote for Dole in the Georgia primary.
But it wasn't until he arrived in Maine that he made his choice known.
((NEWT GINGRICH/R- HOUSE SPEAKER: I THINK HE HAS DONE AN OUTSTANDING JOB IN
LEADING THE SENATE. HE PASSED WELFARE REFORM. IT WAS VETOED BY PRESIDENT
CLINTON. SENATOR DOLE PASSED A BALANCED BUDGET IT WAS VETOED BY PRESIDENT
CLINTON. SENATOR DOLE PASSED A TAX RELIEF FOR THE MIDDLE CLASS WORKING FAMILIES
AND IT WAS VETOED BY PRESIDENT CLINTON SO I THINK IT GIVES US A CORRECT CHOICE
THIS FALL IN TERMS OF WHETHER YOU WANT A SIGNATURE PEN IN THE THE WHITE HOUSE
OR A VETO PEN.))
SUPER=01-Newt Gingrich/(R) House Speaker;
OUT Q=or a veto pen."
Georgia's primary is tomorrow.
While Dole may be the front- runner for the Republican presidential
nomination, the GOP can't afford to ignore or attack
the candidacy of Pat Buchanan.
That's the word from the Reverend Jerry Falwell, a long- time Buchanan
Falwell says Republicans who label Buchanan an "extremist" run the risk of
alienating a large block of conservative voters.
IN Q=So I think
((REV. JERRY FALWELL/LIBERTY UNIVERSITY CHANCELLOR: SO I THINK IT'S JUST
FOOLISH, IT'S JUST SUICIDAL FOR THE CANDIDATES IN THE SHORT TERM TO BE CALLING
ONE ANOTHER BAD NAMES, PARTICULARLY THIS GANGING UP ON PAT BUCHANAN, WHO'S A
VERY HONORABLE MAN.))
SUPER=01-Rev. Jerry Falwell/Liberty University Chancellor; :00
OUT Q=very honorable man.
Falwell says he'll support the Republican nominee, whoever it is.
He adds that re- electing Bill Clinton would be "disastrous".
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Coming up-- After two decades of service, a Roanoke City Council member
will not seek re-election.
And a local furniture store is following the retail pilgrimage to the New
River Valley's retail center in Christiansburg, at the expense of two more
On Health Check-- tour Duke University's Diet and Fitness Center with us--
they have a time tested recipe for weight loss.
Plus The Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble is preparing for a performance
Patrick has a live report with the dance group-- that's heading your way on
NEWS-7 at FIVE.
It's the final countdown for legislative action in Virginia this year.
The 1996 General Assembly wraps up its annual work this weekend.
But today is the deadline for the all- important committees to work their
will on bills.
Ellen Qualls is at the State Capitol.
What has happened on the committee level today?
The short answer is that a lot of controversial measures are being quietly
and efficiently put off until next year.
(ellen ad lib)
But in the full House and Senate, we saw the success of some bills that have
been put off to this final week.
IN Q=The bill to
SUPER=01-Del. Jim Dillard/(R) Fairfax; : 04
SUPER=01-Del. George Grayson/(D) Williamsburg; 22
OUT Q=in our society.
The bill to make English the official language.
SOT 13:31:20 waldo tape
IN Q=This bill
((DEL. JIM DILLARD/R-FAIRFAX: THIS BILL IS NO MORE THAN CHUM CAST ON THE
WATERS TO WHET THE APPETITE OF THE ANTI-IMMIGRANT FEEDING FRENZY THAT IS
PRESENTLY GOING ON AND I FOR ONE CANNOT SUPPORT THIS LEGISLATION.))
OUT Q=this legislation.
The bill passed however, 78 to 20, with a bash at those who opposed it.
IN Q=And they really
((DEL. GEORGE GRAYSON/D-WILLIAMSBURG: AND THEY REALLY DO PATRONIZE THE
NEWCOMERS AND POSE AN OBSTACLE TO THEIR MOBILITY IN OUR SOCIETY.))
OUT Q=our society.
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(questions: does this mean parental notification is dead in this session? )
Elizabeth Bowles says 20 years on Roanoke City council are enough.
Today, Bowles announced she will NOT seek re- election.
Elected to city council as a republican in 1976, Bowles was the first woman
to serve as vice-mayor.
Though the decision was difficult, Bowles says it's time for her to retire.
IN Q=We need to pass the reins
((ELIZABETH BOWLES/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: WE NEED TO PASS THE REINS ON TO SOME
OTHER MORE ENERGETIC PEOPLE WHO HAVE BRIGHT NEW IDEAS AND THEY'LL FOLLOW
THROUGH. ROANOKE HAS A BRIGHT FUTURE IN FRONT OF THEM. I WILL BE A CITIZEN OF
THE CITY OF ROANOKE. I'M NOT MOVING OUT, BUT I CAN'T SERVE ANY LONGER ON CITY
COUNCIL AND I JUST WANT TO LET THE GENERAL PUBLIC KNOW THAT.))
OUT Q=let the general public know that.
Another republican on city council, Mac McCadden is also expected to step
down at the end of his term.
But McCadden will announce his plans tomorrow.
Downtown Blacksburg and Radford will each lose a major store this summer.
Grand Piano and Furniture is closing its stores at those locations.
It's consolidating into the
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;:06Heironimus building in Christiansburg, which is
larger than the two downtown locations combined.
Blacksburg has already lost several major stores to the busy Christiansburg
SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :16 Some merchants would like to see the space Grand
is leasing now divided to accommodate a number of shops.
((ARNOLD SAARI/BLACKSBURG DOWNTOWN MERCHANTS ASSOC.: HARD TO BELIEVE BUT YOU
CAN'T BUY A PAIR OF KIDS' SHOES IN TOWN, AND EVEN DIFFICULT TO BUY A PAIR OF
SOCKS. SO THERE'S ROOM FOR SOME GOOD VARIETY OF BUSINESSES IN DOWNTOWN
SUPER=01-Arnold Saari/Blacksburg Downtown Merchants Assoc.;
OUT Q=in downtown Blacksburg.
Grand expects to open in Christiansburg this summer.
No one from Heironimus was available to comment on that store's closing.
A very prestigious dance ensemble showcases its talents on the campus of
Virginia Tech tonight.
(patrick ad lib)
stocks bump next
In 1974, Alvin Ailey assembled one of the best and brightest collections
of dancers the country has ever seen.
Over the years, the names have changed, but not the quality of the
DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Patrick Evans is at Virginia Tech, where the nationally renown Alvin Ailey
Dancers perform tonight.
SUPER=01-Lynn Jackson/Rehearsal Director;
DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN
health music under
Stick around-- March Madness is here and so is Mike Stevens with tonight's
Two Minute Ticker.
On Health Check, a report from Duke University's Diet and Fitness Center--
The emphasis is on lifestyle change and total fitness.
We'll talk to client Harry Casey-- if his name's not familiar, we'll remind
you who he is, coming up.
IN Q=It's very difficult
((IT'S VERY DIFFICULT ON THE ROAD, AND IT'S MORE IMPORTANT NOW AT THE AGE OF 45
THAN IT WAS FIVE OR SIX YEARS AGO. AND THAT'S WHY I CHOSE TO COME HERE TO
health bump next
35-percent of the population is overweight-- and the physical and emotional
consequences can be overwhelming.
At Duke University's Diet and Fitness Center, they're addressing four
components for lifestyle change--
The medical, behavior, nutritional and fitness components.
SOT **starts on bite**
IN Q=The emphasis
SUPER=01-Michele Hudgins/Duke Diet & Fitness Center; :00
SUPER=03-Durham, NC; :53
SUPER=01-Harry Wayne Casey/Client; 1:27
OUT Q=step at all.
IN Q=The emphasis is
((MICHELE HUDGINS/DUKE DIET & FITNESS CENTER: THE EMPHASIS IS ON LIFESTYLE
CHANGE AND IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF YOUR LIFE. IF SOMEONE HAS A PROBLEM WITH
THEIR WEIGHT, IT'S A TOUGH PROBLEM, BECAUSE YOU'RE TRYING TO CHANGE SO MANY
ASPECTS OF YOUR LIFE. SO WE LOOK AT IT FROM A LOT OF DIFFERENT DIMENSIONS. ))
OUT Q=different dimensions.
Hudgins believes it's a rushed lifestyle that contributes greatly to
obesity in the U.S.-- with no time for menu planning, and having high-fat food
IN Q=We have basically
((WE HAVE BASICALLY A LOW FAT, HIGH CARBOHYDRATE MENU. THE AVERAGE CALORIES ARE
FROM A THOUSAND TO 12-HUNDRED A DAY. AND IT VARIES DEPENDING ON MALE, FEMALE.
AND IT VARIES HOW HEAVY YOU ARE WHEN YOU COME IN THE PROGRAM. THERE'S NO WEIRD
FOOD, JUST BASIC REGULAR FOOD AND WE MAKE AN EFFORT TO PROVIDE FOODS THAT
CLIENTS CAN PREPARE AT HOME AND DO EASILY. ))
OUT Q=do easily.
Exercise is an important component at the center-- checking in for one
week, two weeks or four weeks, clients learn to like physical activity.
Even if it takes the latest equipment, like this Virtual Reality bike to
entertain them while they sweat.
IN Q=It's very
((IT'S VERY POPULAR BECAUSE IT'S NEW AND IT MAKES THE TIME GO BY VERY FAST
BECAUSE YOU'RE CONCENTRATING ON THE SCENERY. ))
OUT Q=on the scenery.
Clients come from all over the world-- we even found the famed KC-- you
know, of KC and the Sunshine Band here.
IN Q=I'd gained like
((HARRY WAYNE CASEY/CLIENT: I'D GAINED LIKE 80 POUNDS SINCE THE TIME I WAS IN
THE 70'S TO 1990. I LOST 15 POUNDS IN TWO AND A HALF MONTHS I BELIEVE. AND I
THOUGHT IT WAS TIME TO COME BACK. I PLAN TO COME BACK EVERY YEAR. ))
OUT Q=every year.
KC is now on a come-back tour, and he's found to be competitive, he needs
to be in top form.
IN Q=It's very hard
((IT'S VERY HARD OUT THERE, WHEN YOU'RE ON THE ROAD. TRYING TO REQUEST A
LOW-SALT DIET OR A LOW-FAT DIET. IT'S NOT SO BAD IN THE UNITED STATES, BUT WE
TRAVEL A LOT OUT OF THE COUNTRY AND THAT'S WHERE IT GETS REALLY DIFFICULT.))
KC credits Duke's Diet and Fitness Center for the motivational
reinforcement he needs.
For others, it may be just the first step to wellness.
IN Q=Many of the
((MANY OF THE PEOPLE THAT COME HERE-- NOT EVERYONE, COME HERE AS A LAST RESORT.
AND I THINK EVERYONE LEAVES HERE WITH SOME HOPE-- WHICH IS WHAT WE WANT TO GIVE
PEOPLE, AND I THINK BASICALLY TAKING ONE STEP IS BETTER THAN NO STEP AT ALL. ))
OUT Q=step at all.
At the Fitness Center, clients spend the day in classes, exercising, with
trainers, and physicians.
They do pay, too-- with a one-week stay costing about 25-hundred dollars--
and that doesn't include housing.
After that initial visit, the cost does come down.
GRAPHIC=Breast Cancer Treatment
Recently on Health Check, we told you about the new Breast Care Center
that's opened in Roanoke, offering comprehensive services--
The Breast Care Center of the Blue Ridge is having an open house tomorrow,
at five p.m.
The center is located at 1017- Second Street in Roanoke.
toss to sports
Roanoke College hopes to enjoy its first trip to the Sweet 16 under Page Moir.
And a big Bill leaves buffalo for bigger bills in Atlanta-- here's Mike to
Good afternoon everyone welcome to your begining of the week ticker. The
Roanoke College men's basketball team has the entire week to prepare for this
friday night's 8pm round of 16 battle with Illinois Wesleyan.
SUPER=03-Salem/This Past Weekend; :00
The Maroons will be facing a a team that was ranked number one in the
country just over two weeks ago and starts three players over 6 feet 6 inches
((PAGE MOIR/ROANOKE HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Page Moir/Roanoke Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...threw at us"
Having home court advantage has been a plus for the Maroons...that was until
the students went home for spring break this past Friday, but local spoorters
have come out.
IN Q="W've got
OUT Q=...in our program"
Lots of football related news to talk about tonight.
First on the local front -
SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Afternoon; :00
Roanoke City Council members and Mayor David Bowers honored Virginia Tech
head coach Frank Beamer this afternoon for his team's accomplishments during
the past season.
Beamer received a proclamation and of all things a Jefferson Cup.
On the NFL front, the Chicago Bears have signed wide receiver Curtis Conway
to a four year 10 million dollar contract extension.
Conway caught 62 passes for 12 TDs last season.
Also this afternoon the Atlanta Falcons signed free agent defender Cornelius
Bennett to a four year contract.
The former Alabama star has played his entire career in Buffalo but he's
coming back south for not only money but also his family.
IN Q="My father's...
((CORNELIUS BENNETT/SIGNS WITH THE FALCONS:))
SUPER=01-Cornelius Bennett/Signs with the Falcons; :00
OUT Q=...THEY SEE ALSO."
Lots more coming up at six including Steve Mason with a profile of Jeff
Burton - who is all of a sudden second in the Winston Cup Points race.
See you then everybody - have a goodnight.
take a break
The 1996 Idiatrod (EYE-dit-ah-rod) is underway in Alaska....
60 dog teams and mushers began their journey to Nome yesterday.
The dogs have been training their entire lives for the event.
IN Q=THREE, TWO, ONE
((THREE, TWO, ONE, GO!!! ))
The eleven-hundred-50 mile trek takes them across rugged Alaskan wilderness.
All the teams start the race with an extra sled and person.
That's to help the dogs get settled for the long trip ahead.
The first race was in 1973 to commemorate a 1925 dog sled relay.
The winner is expected to finish next Monday or Tuesday.
(toss to robin)
(robin tosses to jean)
State legislators want to close small jails in rural areas and form a
double boxes Jean/Keith
But Keith Humphry is here to tell us that Bath and Highland County officials
don't think it's a good idea.
Jean, Bath County officials are concerned that if the Regional Jail
concept goes into affect it will cause layoffs and a major disruption.
They also said Richmond is meddling again without having all the facts.
But legislators say they are only trying to save taxpayers money.
We'll bring you that
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story and more news of the day in a half hour on NEWS-7 at SIX.
(ad lib bye)