Up next on News 7 at five-
The nation doesn't even have a budget for this year- but the President
released next year's plan today.
Fire injures a family in Bedford.
Plus a woman steals a police car- We'll show you what happened.
Well the calendar may say spring is near, but as usual, winter wants to stick
around...to the tune of 1-3 inches of snow for some areas. Details ahead.
On Health Check-- every year, Americans waste millions of dollars on
But, supplements at the same time can be very important.
We'll have some advice on ensuring you're getting what you need.
This is the President's new budget-
It's a one point six trillion dollar plan- more than 2000 pages. It made
its way to Congress today.
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Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at FIVE, I'm Jean Jadhon.
So what's in the plan for you- the typical American?
President Clinton claims lots of things-including 107 billion dollars in
tax cuts, primarily for the middle class.
((IT CUTS UNNECESSARY SPENDING IN HUNDREDS OF GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS. IT REFORMS
WELFARE PUTTING IN PLACE A SYSTEM THAT ENDS WELFARE AS WE KNOW IT AND MOVES
MORE PEOPLE FROM WELFARE TO WORK.))
OUT Q=WELFARE TO WORK."
The cuts would be paid for partially by higher business taxes.
The budget is for the fiscal year that begins on October first.
By the way, Congress and the President haven't even agreed on a budget for
the fiscal year that we're in right now.
Four family members were injured in a house fire this afternoon in Bedford
The blaze broke out around one at this home on Route 43-- eight miles
south of Bedford.
42 year old Richard Cunningham and his wife, 43 year old Patricia received
burns and scrapes.
Their daughter, 24 year old Annette Nelms and granddaughter, four year old
Mercedes Mason were also hurt.
No word yet on the extent of their injuries.
A neighbor saw the house burning-- and helped rescue them.
IN Q=We were just
((ELMO AYERS: WE WERE JUST COMING DOWN THE DIRT ROAD AND SAW A HOUSE ON FIRE--
WE STOPPED THE TRUCK IN THE ROAD AND SAID "LET'S GET THEM OUT" AND THAT'S WHAT
WE DONE. ))
OUT Q=what we done
At this point, authorities believe the fire was sparked by a wood stove.
The blaze is still under investigation.
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It now appears a Philippines disco was way overcrowded when fire broke out.
The club had been approved for use by 35 people but was packed with nearly
At least 150 people died in the blaze.
Many of the dead were crushed by a collapsed roof.
Others were trampled in the rush to get out of the burning club.
The fire exits had apparently been blocked by a new building next door.
The January fire in Roanoke that killed four children and their grandmother
has focused more attention on fire safety.
And this month more than seven thousand elementary school students are
getting the message.
IN Q=Who knows
((CHRIS GEORGOULIS/PARAMEDIC FIREFIGHTER: WHO KNOWS WHAT THE EMERGENCY NUMBER
IS, IF WE HAVE AN EMERGENCY? JUST YELL IT OUT TO ME. 9-1-1. GREAT. GREAT
EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT.))
SUPER=01-Chris Georgoulis/Paramedic Firefighter;
OUT Q=everybody knows that.
During the next two weeks, Roanoke firefighters are visiting every
elementary classroom in the city.
They are teaching children how to summon help by dialing 9-1-1, how to
escape by crawling below the smoke, and how to stop, drop and roll if their
clothes catch fire.
IN Q=At this point in time
((EDWARD FIELDER/ASSISTANT FIRE MARSHAL: AT THIS POINT IN TIME WE'RE
CONCENTRATING ON ALL OF THE SCHOOLS, NOT JUST HIT AND MISS. WE'RE GOING TO HIT
EVERY KID IN SCHOOL WITH THE MESSAGE THAT WE HAVE TO GO OUT THESE TWO WEEKS.))
SUPER=01-Edward Fielder/Assistant Fire Marshal;
OUT Q=these two weeks.
Firefighters and school officials say they also hope the students will pass
the lessons along to their parents.
A woman accused of robbing a Danville bank this morning allegedly used a
bomb threat to scare employees into handing over 900- dollars cash.
24- year old Tina Louise Frye is charged with robbing the American National
Bank on West Main Street at around 9-20.
Police say about 15- minutes later an officer spotted what appeared to be
the suspect's car parked outside a nearby motel--
The officer also noticed a female running into the woods.
IN Q=She attempted to
((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF:SHE ATTEMPTED TO RUN WHEN SHE SAW THE
OFFICERS, DETECTIVE GARY WILSON WAS THE OFFICER AT THAT LOCATION, WHEN SHE SAW
HIM SHE STARTED TO RUN AGAIN, OF COURSE, SHE WAS APPREHENDED, EVERYONE
CONVERGED ON THAT AREA, AND SHE WAS APPREHENDED IN A MATTER OF SECONDS AFTER
HE SAW HER.))
OUT Q=after he saw her.
Frye is also considered a possible suspect in last night's robbery of a
nearby fast food restaurant.
An Amherst judge has refused to set bond for the man accused of committing
the town's first murder in nine years.
27 year old Juan Jose (oh-KOE-a) Ochoa is charged with shooting to death
Jesus (hey-ZOOS) Martinez last month.
Martinez died of five gunshot wounds to the chest and back during an
argument at the Town Court Mobile Home Park.
Ochoa waived his right to a preliminary hearing today, and prosecutors
fought to keep him in jail until his trial.
IN Q=He's not a
((WILLIAM MUNDY/ASST. PROSECUTOR: HE'S NOT A CITIZEN OF THIS COUNTRY. HE'S A
RESIDENT ALIEN, HE'S GOT TWO KIDS THAT HE'S BEEN LOOKING AFTER. THIS IS A
SERIOUS CHARGE AND IT'S VERY LIKELY THAT HE'D LEAVE IF HE HAD THE
SUPER=01-William Mundy/Asst. Prosecutor; :00
OUT Q=had the opportunity.
Judge Paul Whitehead agreed Ochoa was still a flight risk and refused to set
A grand jury could indict him next month.
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Straight ahead on NEWS-7 at Five-- voters in four states are at the polls
to select a G-O-P Presidential candidate.
And some Roanoke County residents take matters into their own hands as buses
cause problems for one neighborhood.
A warning about vitamins, and ensuring your supplements don't interact with
Plus, progress with a new class of blood-thinning medications-- those
stories are coming up on Health CHeck.
Our roving Patrick Evans is touring a modular home tonight.
He'll show us just how quickly these houses are constructed-- later on
NEWS-7 at FIVE.
Voters are out in Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan and Illinois.
They're choosing who they want as the republican nominee for president.
The four states are dividing up 219 delegates today.
If Bob Dole sweeps the four states, he will clinch the nomination.
Meanwhile Pat Buchanan is already campaigning for next week's California
Some Glenvar residents are blocking their road this week to keep school buses
from turning around at the dead end on Yale Drive.
State maintenance ends several hundred yards from the end of the street.
Residents say the buses have destroyed yards, driveways and the pavement.
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IN Q=If you look
((C.W. FLETCHER/RESIDENT: IF YOU LOOK AT THE TURN AROUND, IT'S ALL MESSED UP.
THEY GOT ABOUT 10 TO 16 FEET OF MY YARD OUT THERE RIGHT NOW. REPORTER: THEY
TURN IN YOUR YARD? FLETCHER: YES, THEY PUT GRAVEL OVER IT-HERE COME THE GRAVEL
IN MY YARD. ))
OUT Q=in my yard.
Roanoke County school transportation officials say residents started blocking
the road yesterday and now the buses will not go down that street.
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IN Q=I got a call
((ROBERT WOOLWINE/TRANSPORTATION SUPERVISOR: I GOT A CALL FROM ONE OF MY
DRIVERS THAT THE ROAD WAS BLOCKED AT THE END OF STATE MAINTENANCE. THEY
COULDN'T GET TURNED AND I TOLD THEM TO DO THE BEST THEY COULD AND WE COULD NOT
GO BACK IN ANY MORE UNTIL WE DID HAVE PERMISSION FROM SOMEONE WE COULD TURN IN
THEIR DRIVEWAY OR THE EQUIPMENT WAS MOVED. ))
SUPER=01-Robert Woolwine/Transportation Supervisor;
OUT Q= equipment was moved.
Woolwine is meeting with the Virginia Department of Transportation tomorrow
to see if anything can be done so Yale Drive can reopen to school bus traffic.
The Wythe County supervisors' chairman Charles Dix apologized to citizens
today for an illegal meeting of the board.
The board met January 15th in the business office of then-chairman Mark
The meeting was not advertised, and no minutes were kept, as required by
During the session, Dix has admitted the supervisors discussed asking County
Administrator Billy Branson to resign.
In making his apology, Dix also called on Munsey to do the same.
((CHARLES DIX/WYTHE SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: I DON'T THINK THIS SHOULD BE LAID ON
THE WHOLE BOARD'S DOORSTEP. I THINK MR. MUNSEY NEEDS TO ADDRESS THE ISSUE. ))
SUPER=01-Charles Dix/Wythe Supervisors Chairman;
OUT Q=address the issue.
Munsey says he's not ready to respond because of possible litigation.
Branson, who is retiring September first is taking the board to court.
Usually building a home is a tedious, drawn out task. But that's not the
case with a home that went up yesterday in Roanoke.
(Patrick ad lib)
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Modular construction is a less expensive way to build a home, and some
housing experts say you can save money without compromising quality.
DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Today Patrick Evans has the story of a 21-hundred square foot home that
went up yesterday.
SUPER=01-Noel Ward/Nationwide Homes Vice President;
DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN
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The Roanoke Express hosts the Stingrays tonight in the last regular season
home game-- Mike has a preview.
And on health check-- some expert advice on vitamins,
Should you worry about taking supplements?
Not necessarily if your diet is healthy-- but for many people, that is
certainly not the case.
IN Q=Low fiber,
((LOW FIBER, HIGH-FAT DIET WITH NO EXERCISE LIFESTYLE IS NOT GOING TO CUT IT.))
OUT Q=to cut it.
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Vitamins are a collection of compounds required by the body in small
But just how do you know if you're getting enough of a certain vitamin, and
when should you look at supplements?
Those are some of the questions we posed to an expert on the topic, from
Roanoke's Community Hospital.
As we hear from Ellen Wade, the primary source of vitamins should be a
healthy diet-- not a handful of supplements.
IN Q=If you're not
SUPER=01-Ellen Wade/Community Hospital Nutrition Manager; :08
OUT Q=should know about.
IN Q=If you're the
((ELLEN WADE/COMMUNITY HOSPITAL NUTRITION MANAGER: IF YOU'RE THE TYPE OF
INDIVIDUAL WHO REFUSES TO EAT FRUITS AND VEGETABLES AND AN OTHERWISE LOW-FAT,
HIGH FIBER DIET, THEN I THINK IT'S GENERALLY RECOGNIZED THAT YOU MIGHT BENEFIT
FROM A MULTI-VITAMIN, FROM A VITAMIN C SUPPLEMENT, FROM A VITAMIN E SUPPLEMENT
AND A CALCIUM SUPPLEMENT ))
OUT Q=calcium supplement.
There are instances where vitamin supplements can be extremely beneficial--
for instance, taking iron during pregnancy, and folic acid prenatally.
Calcium is recommended for the lactose intolerant. Those on severe weight
loss diets may also need supplements.
Niacin is being used to lower blood cholesterol levels-- and it APPEARS
vitamin D plays a role in preventing infection.
Still, though, our understanding of the science behind vitamins is still
One thing researchers are sure of-- many consumers might be buying products
they DON'T need.
Recent studies show Americans waste about one out of every three dollars
spent on vitamins, so BUYER BEWARE.
IN Q=If you're going to
((ELLEN WADE: IF YOU'RE GOING TO GO OUT AND TAKE VITAMINS ON A REGULAR BASIS,
EVEN IF YOU ARE OTHERWISE HEALTHY, YOU SHOULD AT SOME POINT LET YOUR PHYSICIAN
KNOW, AND WHEN YOU GO OUT AND BUY VITAMINS, IF YOU'RE GOING TO A RETAIL STORE,
LOOK FOR PRODUCTS THAT HAVE EXPIRATION DATES, THAT AGAIN DEPENDING ON ADDITIVES
THEY MAY HAVE OR MAY NOT-- NATURAL AND SYNTHETIC VITAMINS ARE THE SAME
THING..WHAT YOU REALLY NEED TO DO, THERE'S SO MANY THINGS, IS TO PICK UP A GOOD
BOOK AND DO RESEARCH, IT'S LIKE ANYTHING ELSE YOU GET INVOLVED WITH. ))
OUT Q=involved with.
Another warning-- when it comes to supplements, don't overdo it.
Vitamin A, in large quantities, can cause birth defects when taken during
Vitamin B-6 can cause nerve damage.
The elderly, worried about the risks of malnutrition, also need to be
IN Q=Because the
((ELLEN WADE: BECAUSE THE ELDERLY ARE SO SUSCEPTIBLE-- AND SUFFER FROM CHRONIC
DEGENERATIVE DISEASES, TO DIABETES HEART DISEASE WHERE THEY MAY BE ON
MEDICATIONS SUCH AS BLOOD THINNERS, THEY SHOULD NOT GO ON VITAMIN SUPPLEMENTS
WITHOUT THE ADVICE AND NOTIFICATION OF THEIR PHYSICIAN.LET ME GIVE YOU AN
EXAMPLE. IF YOU'RE ON A BLOOD THINNER AND YOU TAKE VITAMIN E, VITAMIN E
NATURALLY WILL THIN YOUR BLOOD. IT'S A HIGH-RISK SITUATION THAT PHYSICIANS
SHOULD KNOW ABOUT. ))
OUT Q=should know about.
In other news, a new study finds that newly available blood-thinning
medicines should let many people be treated for clots at home rather than in a
A week in the hospital is now standard.
But, researchers believe these drugs-- a new class of improved versions of
heparin-- can be injected safely and effectively for treatment of
a common condition called deep-vein thrombosis.
The studies in the "New England Journal of Medicine" were done
in Canada and the Netherlands.
N-C-Double A hoop action revvs up again Thursday night...and throughout the
Mike Stevens checks in to let us know which Madness you'll see here on your
Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your Tuesday Ticker. We start on the
hard water where the Roanoke Express is just an hour and a half away from it's
final home game of the 1995-96 season!
SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning; :00
The team went through a brief practice run this morning. Roanoke is 36-27
and 4 with three game remaining. The Express needs a combination of three
points to finish fourth. The surging third place Stingrays won't give up the
points without a fight.
((FRANK ANZALONE/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Frank Anzalone/Express Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...right now"
Team captain Dave Stewart will serve a one game suspension tonight while
Jason Clarke is returning from his 3 game ECHL enforced vacation. The absence
of both of Roanoke's bruisers has made other players tougher.
IN Q="The guys...
((DAVE STEWART/EXPRESS TEAM CAPTAIN:))
SUPER=01-Dave Stewart/Express Team Captain; :00
OUT Q=each others back"
WDBJ is once again your source for March Madness later this week as we
showcase four games from the Sweet 16.
Thursday night the Regional semi-finals tip off at 7:30 with Georgetown
taking on Texas Tech.
You wil also get some bonus coverage of the Kentucky-Utah game in that time
The late game has the Louisville Cards battling Wake Forest in the Midwest
regionals from Minneapolis.
On Friday the action again starts at 7:30 with U-Conn tangling with
Mississippi State, and Georgia Tech facing Cincinnati in the nightcap at 10:10.
You'll also get some bonus coverage of the other two games that night.
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/This Afternoon; :00
The women meanwhile are busy preparing for the East regionals in
Charlottesville this weekend.
The Lady Cavs worked out this afternoon at U-Hall.
Late this week they'll be joined by Tennessee, Kansas and Old Dominion in a
very competitive yet fun regional weekend.
IN Q="everything we...
((JENNY BOUCEK/UVA GUARD:))
SUPER=01-Jenny Boucek/UVa Guard; :00
OUT Q=...WHAT WE PLAY FOR."
Roy Stanley will have more on the UVa women tomorrow night.
And coming up at six, I'll tell you why Joe Gibbs' oldest son is driving race
car these days.
Have a nice evening everybody.
take a break
A police officer is trying to explain how a handcuffed suspect stole his
cruiser yesterday. She then led officers on a high speed chase down an
interstate in Oakland County, Michigan. (----------------)
It started when a police officer pulled over a car in the Detroit suburb.
Police say they had an outstanding warrant for the female passenger's arrest.
This is video taken from a camera on the police car dashboard.
The officer reportedly handcuffed the woman and put her in the back seat of
his patrol car.
But somehow, she managed to get into the front seat, put the car in gear and
leave the scene.
Other officers chased the cruiser reaching speeds near 100 miles an hour.
The woman lost control of the car about 10-miles later and spun out, she was
then taken into custody.
Police say the woman was drunk and four months pregnant.
No one was injured in the chase, and the police car was not seriously
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An unconventional Roanoke music man is trying to spread hope and fun to
children-- through trash.
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Keith Humphry is our newsroom to tell us all about it.
Jean, unconventional is right.
Franklin Riles visits local day care centers
along with two travelling buddies.
His message is simple-- you can be anything you want if you just believe.
It's all done with old cereal boxes, chili cans just about anything that
Find out how this music man steps to the beat of a different drum.
We'll bring you that along with a lotdouble boxes Jean/Keith
of other stuff in a half hour on NEWS-7 at Six.
(ad lib bye)