Up next on News 7 at Five-
75 Lebanese refugees are dead- The latest attack prompts a response from
A school bus accident sends dozens of children to the hopsital.
Plus remembering Oklahoma City in Danville.
The warm up today also tells us that southwest winds are kicking in...expect
a few showers starting tomorrow.
On Health Check-- quitting smoking-- with a hypnotist.
We'll hear about the powers of persuasian from one specialist.
Plus more on the B-R-C-A One gene, and just which women will get breast or
((THE ISRAELIS ARE HITTING CIVILIANS AND KILLING CIVILIANS EVERYDAY.))
OUT Q=CIVILIANS EVERYDAY."
Todays attack kills at least 75 Lebanese refugees.
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Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at FIVE, I'm Jean Jadhon.
The latest attack is prompting harsh words from President Clinton.
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Clinton made the remarks in St. Petersburg, Russia.
He's urging both Israel and the Hezbellah in Lebanon to stop their fire.
Meanwhile Hezbollah guerillas deny firing rockets today near a United
Nations base in South Lebanon.
But Israel and the U-N say the guerillas did launch the rockets.
They say it was that attack that triggered the Israeli response that killed
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Egyptian officials blame Islamic extremists for today's attack on tourists
at a hotel.
Four men gunned down a group of tourists at a hotel- killing 18 Greeks.
The United Nations Secretary General says he's appalled by the attack.
((SYLVANA FOA/UN SPOKESPERSON: HE CONDEMNS TERRORISM IN ALL ITS FORMS AND URGES
AN END TO WANTON SLAUGHTER AS A MEANS TO ACHIEVE POLITICAL ENDS.))
SUPER=01-Sylvana Foa/UN Spokesperson;
OUT Q=political ends."
No one's claimed responsiblity for the attacks.
Police are investigating whether the attackers mistook the Greeks for
A school bus accident in Texas sends dozens of children to the hospital.
It happened in the border town of Mission.
Police say a van hit the bus- injuring 61 children.
A preliminary police investigation indicates the bus driver may have been
Most of the injuries are minor.
Allegations of racism have surfaced at the V-A Medical Center.
Black community leaders met today with hospital director John Presley.
They talked about several potential race-related incidents.
According to Perneller Chubb-Wilson, the talks focused on discriminatory
practices in hiring and promotions.
But she says the first step's been taken to eliminate any problems that may
IN Q=Working together
((PERNELLER CHUBB-WILSON/CONCERNED CITIZENS FOR JUSTICE U.S.A.: WORKING
TOGETHER IS WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT. WE CAN SOLVE A LOT OF THINGS LOCALLY. WE DON'T
HAVE TO GO TO THE EEOC. WE DON'T HAVE TO GO TO LAWYERS OR GO TO COURT. WE CAN
SOLVE THINGS LOCALLY. ))
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OUT Q=things locally
Wilson says hospital administrators promised to fully investigate the
She says they had no idea discrimination was a problem at the facility.
Wilson plans on additional talks at the V-A Medical Center.
Doctor John Presley had no comment on today's closed door meeting.
Danville's city manager and two top ranking police officials are asking a
federal judge to throw out a lawsuit filed by a former officer.
Jeffrey Williams filed a federal suit in February alleging he was dismissed
for questioning the department's treatment of people.
Williams also alleges Police Chief Neal Morris and his Assistant B-C Elliott
discriminate against black officers and create a racially hostile work
In the response filed this week, Morris and Elliott deny the charges and
accuse Williams of failing to provide any specific examples.
The two say Williams was fired in December of 1994 for disclosing
confidential information about a stake-out by other officers.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Straight ahead--despite losing state funding, the College of Health
Sciences says it can still stay afloat for now.
And they may be miles apart, but some nursing students in Danville remember
the people of Oklahoma City.
On Health CHeck, more monkeys are likely to be euthanized-- following
several ebola cases at a Texas primate lab.
Plus-- a new study linking lead exposure and high blood pressure.
Patrick is touring the homes and gardens on this year's Historic Garden
We'll catch up with him for a preview-- when NEWS-7 at Five returns.
The President of the College of Health Sciences says the school is still in
good shape for the time being-
That despite the Governor cutting funding from the state budget.
Harry Nickens says the 950-thousand dollars the school expected from the
state would have helped tremendously.
But he says an increase in enrollment and tuition along with a small
endowment will help make ends meet.
Nickens also says all options at the General Assembly have not been
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((HARRY NICKENS/PRES., COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES: AT THIS POINT WE'RE
CONTEMPLATING GOING BACK. THERE WAS MISINFORMATION CIRCULATING IN RICHMOND AND
WE WANT TO CLARIFY THAT. IF IN FACT THINGS TURN OUT, WE'LL GO BACK THE NEXT
SUPER=01-Harry Nickens/College of Health Sciences Pres.;
OUT Q=next session.
The College of Health Sciences currently offers six associate degree and four
bachelor's degree programs.
It is the only Virginia school that offers a Physician Assistant's degree.
A Ford spokesman in Roanoke says reports about a potential fire hazard in
its vehicles are overblown.
John Ochs (OAKS) disputes the report from federal investigators that
up to 900 fires have been started inside Ford vehicles with faulty ignition
He says that number is a lot lower.
He notes a number of things could have caused those fires, like dry leaves
underneath a parked vehicle.
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((JOHN OCHS/FORD SPOKESMAN: FORD HAS BEEN INVESTIGATING THIS IGNITION SWITCH
ISSUE FOR A FEW WEEKS NOW.15 WE'RE LOOKING INTO IT.16 TRYING TO DETERMINE
WHETHER OR NOT THERE ARE SUFFICIENT NUMBERS IN THIS COUNTRY TO DO SOMETHING
SUPER=01-John Ochs/Ford Spokesman;
OUT Q=do something further.
Ford recalled a quarter million of its vehicles in Canada in response to the
ignition switch reports.
It says so far, the switch problems appear to be confined to cold weather
United States Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas will deliver the
commencement address at Liberty University's graduation next month.
Thomas will be the first Supreme Court Justice to speak at Liberty, which is
celebrating its 25th anniversary.
Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole was supposed to speak, but a
scheduling conflict has forced him to cancel.
Thomas will join a long list of conservative leaders who've spoken at
Liberty's commencement. Among them-
Newt Gingrich, Pat Buchanan and George Bush.
Some of Roanoke's best real estate-- and you get into it for 12-bucks.
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Historic Garden Week in Roanoke always culminates in a spectacular tour of
homes. This year is no different.
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Patrick Evans joins us from one of the stops along the tour.
Patrick, tell us what's featured this year.
SUPER=01-Margie Flippin/Historic Garden Week;
(ROLL OVER INTERVIEW)
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health music under
Still to come in the newscast-- the playoff picture is taking shape in the
NBA-- Mike Stevens has a full report in tonight's Two Minute Ticker.
On Health Check-- quitting smoking-- we'll talk to a hypnotherapist in the
She says as long as you're REALLY ready, it can work for you.
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((SOME PEOPLE THEY DO FALL OFF THE WAGON-- I HATE TO USE THAT WORD.
AND THEY'LL GRAB THAT CIGARETTE AGAIN, BUT A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE VERY SUCCESSFUL
AND THEY'RE VERY EXCITED WITH THE SUCCESS OF THE PROGRAM ))
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health bump next
Dozens more monkeys may be put to death in Texas.
That after a fourth monkey infected with the Ebola virus has turned up at
the South Texas facility.
That animal could have infected an additional 49 primates.
48 monkees were euthanized yesterday.
Texas health officials stress this strain of Ebola has not been shown to be
harmful to humans.
The animals were shipped from the Philippines-- where exports of monkeys
have now been halted.
A new study says women with a faulty inherited gene have a 90-percent chance
of getting ovarian or breast cancer.
The gene is called B-R-C-A ONE.
There are an expected 182-thousand cases of breast cancer this year and more
than 26 thousand cases of ovarian cancer in the United States.
The results are published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
Maybe you've seen the advertisements in the newspaper-- seminars in the
area on using hypnosis to quit smoking.
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SUPER=01-Kathy Maurer/Hypnotherapist; :00
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :30
SUPER=01-Debbie Sams/Alive & Well Coalition; :52
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((KATHY MAUERE/HYPNOTHERAPIST: HYPNOSIS, AT LEAST CLINICAL HYPNOTHERAPY IS A
VERY RELAXING STATE OF MIND, AND THESE PEOPLE ALREADY HAVE THE INTENT, THEY'VE
HAD IT WITH CIGARETTES, THEY WOULD LIKE TO STOP SMOKING FOR THEIR HEALTH. IT'S
SPRING, IT'S A MUCH BETTER TIME OF YEAR, THEY'RE JUST READY. SO INITIALLY
THEY'VE GOT THAT WANT AND THAT GOAL AND IT MAKES MY DAY EASIER. I JUST MAKE A
FEW SUGGESTIONS TO THEM GETTING THEM IN THAT RELAXED STATE AND THEIR MIND IS
OPEN FOR THESE GOOD SUGGESTIONS AND THEY JUST GO WITH IT AND RUN AND HOPEFULLY
IT WILL BE VERY SUCCESSFUL FOR THEM. ))
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But Kathy Maurer admits not everyone will be successful-- her company,
International Consulting Services also offers tapes and books to reinforce
those suggestions for smoking cessation.
Studies have shown that for many ex-smokers, it took four to seven tries,
before they successfully kicked the habit.
The message from the "Roanoke Valley Alive and Well Coalition": don't give
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((DEBBIE SAMS/ALIVE & WELL COALITION: KEEP TRYING, NICOTINE IS VERY ADDICTIVE,
AND THE MOST IMPORTANT THING I'D LIKE TO SAY IS DON'T START. 90% OF ALL PEOPLE
WHO STARTED TO SMOKE STARTED
BEFORE THE AGE OF 20-- SO THAT SAYS SOMETHING ABOUT WHAT WE NEED TO BE DOING
FOR OUR TEENAGERS IN PROTECTING THEM.))
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The statistics are pretty grim from the federal government.
The Centers for Disease Control reports that about 46-million smokers try
to quit each year.
Of those, just EIGHT percent succeed-- whether they try nicotine patches,
counseling, hypnosis, or just quit, cold turkey.
A new medical study suggests that exposure to lead may be a significant
cause of high blood pressure-- even more important than sodium or age.
Harvard researchers say their findings might shake the current thinking
The study could also change how lead absorption in adults is measured-- and
force reductions in recommended lead exposure limits.
Men need more Vitamin-C than the current requirements to keep them in a
The National Institutes of Health is recommending about 200 milligrams
daily-- that's about three times the current recommendations.
Eating five servings of fruits and vegetables a day will easily provide 200
Researchers point out if people often eat at fast-foot outlets and feel
tired and irritable, it's due to a lack of Vitamin C.
The study only used males-- it appears in the "Proceedings of the National
Academy of Sciences."
Martinsville is preparing for a big racing weekend--as Winston Cup Drivers
roll into the area.
Mike Stevens can tell us about that as well as how the NBA playoff picture is
Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the Thursday afternoon sports ticker.
Time is ticking away for the Charlotte Hornets as they continue their quest
to pass the MIami Heat and make the playoffs.
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With three games to go in the hunt for that 8th and final eastern conference
spot, the Hornets needed some help and got it last night from the Sixers who
beat the Heat 90 to 86.
Charlotte is now just a half game behind Miami with MILWAUKEE in town
SUPER=03-Fort Mill, SC;
But staying focused on the Knicks is not easy. Every day the reports OF
Allan Bristow's dismissal grow larger.
Even if the Hornets make the playoffs it appears the for Tech star will be
fired as head coach.
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((ALLAN BRISTOW/HORNETS HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Allan Bristow/Hornets Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...CONCERN IS RIGHT NOW."
A big weekend of racing at the Martinsville Speedway begins tomorrow morning
with Winston Cup practice and afternoon Cup qualifying.
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Time trials begin at three tomorrow afternoon and one of the favorites to win
the pole is Bobby Labonte, who was the top qualifier at Martinsville last
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((BOBBY LABONTE/WON MARTINSVILLE POLE LAST SPRING:))
SUPER=01-Bobby Labonte/Won Martinsville Pole Last Spring; :00
OUT Q=...IS THE KEY."
This will be first trip back to Martinsville for Ernie Irvan and the Robert
Yates race team since his comeback began.
Ernie hopes history will be on his side.
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((ERNIE IRVAN/DRIVER - HAVOLINE FORD:))
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OUT Q=...CARRY ON.
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Unfortunately, for Irvan his qualifying efforts this year have not been as
steady as they were before his near fatal wreck.
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OUT Q=...in the back."
Practice get started at 11 for the Winston Cup cars and continues to two.
Qualifying for the top 25 begins at three, and the cost for the entire day is
just 10 bucks.
Coming up at six, Steve Mason LIVE with Michael Waltrip and Roy Stanley
talking with UVa's Symmion Willis.
Have a good night folks.
take a break
Tomorrow night's episode of "Muppets Tonight" turns out to be the wrong
show at the wrong time.
A-B-C says it pulled the episode because its story line is about a "mad
bomber" who threatens to blow up the Muppets' television studio.
Tomorrow is also the one-year anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing.
The network and Jim Henson Productions say it was a mutal agreement to delay
A group of Danville students doesn't want to forget the victims of the
bombed Murrah Federal Building-- even though they may not know their names or
Last year, students at Danville's Regional School of Nursing planted a tree
in memory of the Oklahoma City bombing.
Today, they returned to put up a plaque.
They also paused to reflect on the pain the victims' families must feel.
Shelly Thompson grew up in Tulsa but moved back to Danville.
For the past two years, she's been studying to be a nurse.
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(( SHELLY THOMPSON/DRMC NURSING STUDENT:I'VE THOUGHT ABOUT THAT OFTEN, IF
THERE'S SOMEBODY I WENT TO SCHOOL WITH, YOU KNOW THAT THEIR LIFE OR WERE
IMMEDIATELY IMPACTED BY THAT.))
SUPER=01-Shelly Thompson/DRMC Nursing Student; :00
OUT Q=by that.
The people of Oklahoma City are aware the group planted the tree, last year
an Oklahoma newspaper printed an article on the school.
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In just a few minutes, the Roanoke Symphony is expected to name its new
music director and conductor.
Jean/JoeD double boxes
Joe Dashiell is at the Jefferson Center where the announcement is being
Jean, the two- year search for Victoria Bond's SUPER=@Joe1;
successor comes to its conclusion this afternoon.
Earlier this week, News 7 reported that David Wiley, the assistant director
of the Minnesota Orchestra, was offered the job.
We'll have the official word in a few minutes...
with a full report at six o'clock,
double boxes JoeD/jean
along with the rest of the day's news weather and sports.
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