Up next on News 7 at Five
Who would've thought Fritos would be such a welcome site. Ground is broken
today for a new Frito Lay plant in Lynchburg. Steve Smallshaw will have a live
And a school bus driver suffers a seizure at the wheel.
Clouds and sun worked together today producing temperatures in the 70s.
Looks closer to 80 tomorrow. The forecast is straight ahead.
On Health Check, it's Mental Health Month.
Join us live from Hollins College, where
performer and playwright Julie Portman takes us into her own family's struggle
with mental illness.
It's the play, "My Sister's Sister."
IN Q=To those
((TO THOSE FRITO LAY EXECUTIVES THAT CHOSE LYNCHBURG, I WANT TO SAY `YOU PICKED
THE RIGHT ONE BABY!'))
SUPER=01-Jim Whitaker/Lynchburg Mayor; :00
OUT Q=the right one baby.
Lynchburg mayor welcomes snack food giant Frito Lay to the Hill City- along
with the prospect of hundreds of new jobs.
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Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at FIVE, I'm Jean Jadhon.
One of the nation's largest snack-food makers is coming to Lynchburg,
bringing more than 800 new jobs.
Steve Smallshaw joins us live from the industrial park where the Frito Lay
company broke ground today for its new plant. Steve, just how big an
investment is this for Frito Lay?
Jean, the company is spending more than 150 million dollars over the next
couple of years to build a plant here in Lynchburg.
But city and state officials say the economic impact on this region will be
much greater than that.
IN Q=It took months
SUPER=01-Bob Crain/Frito Lay Vice President; :41
OUT Q=commonwealth of Virginia.
(( It took months of negotiations and millions of dollars worth of incentives,
but Lynchburg finally was able to lure snack food giant Frito Lay to central
Governor George Allen said even his daughter was putting pressure on him to
close the deal.
SOT 10:28:23 (#1)
IN Q=And so she
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: AND SO SHE SAID `DADDY THERE'S NOT A DOT HERE IN VIRGINIA,
WHY IS THAT?' AND I SAID TYLER WE'RE GOING TO TRY REALLY HARD TO MAKE SURE THAT
IN THE FUTURE THERE'S A NEW DOT, SO I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOUR NEW BAG, AND SEE
YOU CHANGE THAT MAP AND HAVE A DOT RIGHT THERE IN LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA.
OUT Q=in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Frito Lay says it's excited to be here.
Construction on the 400- thousand square foot plant starts in July, and
should open by early 1998.
SOT 10:52:21 (#2)
IN Q=We're building a
((BOB CRAIN/FRITO LAY V.P.: WE'RE BUILDING A LOT MORE THAN JUST A PLANT HERE,
AND BOB MENTIONED AT DINNER LAST NIGHT THAT WE REALLY ARE BUILDING A
RELATIONSHIP, AND WE'RE ALSO REALLY BUILDING A PARTNERSHIP WITH THE COMMUNITY
AND WITH THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.))
OUT Q=of Virginia.))
And while the 800 new jobs are great, an even more impressive number is the
two and a half billion dollars officials figure
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this plant will contribute to the local economy over the next ten years. Jean?
A motorcycle accident in southeast Roanoke this afternoon has left one man
It happened about 3:15, at the intersection of Highland Avenue and 11th
A witness said two bikers were driving down the street.
One lost control and hit a car.
IN Q=The black motorcycle
((ANN EVANS/WITNESS: THE BLACK MOTORCYCLE WAS ON THAT SIDE. THE RED ONE WAS
ONE THIS SIDE, THE BLACK ONE LAID OVER. HE GOT UP AND THE RED ONE DIDN'T GET
UP AT ALL.))
OUT Q=up at all
Police have not released the identity of the victim.
GRAPHIC=drug bust coke
It's called one of the nation's most significant drug busts.
Federal agents broke up a cocaine ring run by Colombians and Mexicans.
It broke up an operation that brought cocaine from Colombia through Mexico
to the streets of America.
((JANET RENO/ATTORNEY GENERAL: WE ARE SENDING A LOUD CLEAR MESSAGE TO THOSE
WHO TRAFFIC IN DRUGS, THAT THEY WILL BE BROUGHT TO JUSTICE.))
SUPER=01-Janet Reno/Attorney General;
OUT Q=BROUGHT TO JUSTICE."
Agents dismantled the organization that owned the cocaine and another one
that distributed it.
A man who firebombed two New York subway trains was sentenced to 94 years in
prison- he'll be eligibe for parole after 31 years.
Edward Leary apologized for his crime and said he never wanted to hurt
((EDWARD LEARY/SUBWAY BOMBER: I AM NOT A MONSTER. I STILL DON'T KNOW HOW I
COULD'VE HURT SO MANY PEOPLE.))
SUPER=02-Edward Leary/Subway Bomber; 00
OUT Q=HURT SO MANY PEOPLE."
Leary set off homemade bombs in two subway trains just before Christmas in
1994. 50 people were hurt.
A psychologist testified Lewis Gale Psychiatric Center never should have
released Scotty Wayne Overby.
Doctor Robert Thompson says Overby asked to be admitted because he was
thinking of killing his estranged wife, Sheila Stafford.
He says Lewis-Gale released Overby because his insurance had run out and he
couldn't afford in- patient care.
Stafford obtained a protective order against Overby after the doctor at
Lewis- Gale warned her of Overby's threats.
Several weeks later, Overby strangled her to death and mutilated her body.
The judge must now decide whether to sentence Overby to death or life in
That Ford recall of millions of vehicles last week reportedly missed some
U-S-A Today reports the recall left out ten's of thousands of vans.
The paper cites an internal Ford memo that lists incidents attributed to the
The list apparently includes 1986 Econoline full-size vans and
Aerostar mini-vans -- neither were included in the recall.
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Straight ahead on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- some layoffs at a Botetourt County
And a 17-year old saves the day when his school bus driver has a seizure at
On Health Check, Connie Stevens has a live report from Hollins College where
they are observing Mental Health Month-- and Patrick is planting for another
season of Growin' It...when NEWS-7 at FIVE returns.
A high school student brings a scary bus ride to an end.
Here's the video caught by a school bus camera.
The 17 year old noticed the driver missed a couple of turns-
He went up front and realized the bus driver had suffered a seizure.
John Waldron pulled the driver's foot off the gas, and pushed the brake
with his hand to stop the bus.
Some of the students suffered bumps and bruises during the wild ride down a
dirt lane and over a wooden bridge.
A Botetourt County quarry is cutting its work-force by 15-percent.
James River Limestone in Buchanan laid off 16-employees in the past two
In a statement, company officials said both manufacturing jobs and
administrative positions were lost.
The job cuts apparently stem from the "temporary" loss of a major contract.
The president of James River Limestone refused to say anything more about
The campaign is winding down, but the two candidates
in the roanoke mayor's race are still battling for votes in the city's
Republican Pat Green says he believes the voters want a new voice in city
He says the city needs his experience in small business, and he promises an
IN Q=I think that I can communicate
((I THINK THAT I CAN COMMUNICATE WITH OUR NEIGHBORS. I THINK I CAN COMMUNICATE
BETTER WITH OUR NEIGHBORHOODS IN THE CITY AND IT THINK WE CAN GET A LOT MORE
ACCOMPLISHED THAN WE HAVE IN THE PAST.))
SUPER=01-Pate Green/(R) Candidate for Roanoke Mayor;
OUT Q=in the past.
But democrat David Bowers says he believe Roanokers are satisfied with his
Though he has lost some endorsements he enjoyed four years ago, Bowers says
he fulfilled his campaign promises.
IN Q=The good people of Roanoke
((DAVID BOWERS/D- ROANOKE MAYOR: THE GOOD PEOPLE OF ROANOKE ARE GOING TO HAVE
THEIR SAY AND THEY'RE GOING TO COME OUT ONCE AGAIN ON ELECTION DAY AND THEY'RE
GOING TO HAVE SOLID LOCAL GOVERNMENT. THAT'S WHAT THEY'VE HAD IN THE PAST.
THAT'S WHAT THEY'RE GOING TO WANT IN THE FUTURE.))
OUT Q=in the future.
Five council seats are up for grabs in tuesday elections... and because of
retirements, the election will bring at least three new members to council.
The Reverend Billy Graham and his wife Ruth received the Congressional Gold
Medal today in Washington, D-C.
The couple was honored for their crusades-- reaching over 100-million people
in person and two-billion on television.
Congressional leaders told the Grahams they are joining an elite group who
has won the medal.
Congress has only recognized 263 citizens with the award--
In 1776, the Continental Congress awarded the first one to George
IN Q=we know we do not
((REV. BILLY GRAHAM/AWARDED CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL: WE KNOW WE DO NOT BELONG
IN THIS SAME COMPANY, AND WE FEEL VERY UNWORTHY, ONE REASON IS BECAUSE THIS
HONOR OUGHT BE SHARED WITH THOSE WHO HELPED US. ))
SUPER=01-Rev. Billy Graham/Awarded Congressional Gold Medal;
The Grahams support a children's hospital in North Carolina.
Reverend Graham is the author of 17 books, Ruth has written six books.
Nowadays you can plan nearly everything with a computer and a virtual
reality program-- including your garden... That's the topic of the season's
first Growin It.
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The Gardening Season is upon us, and so is Growin' It.
But Patrick Evans isn't outside today, he's tilling the VIRTUAL garden
right here in our studio on a new computer program designed just for gardeners.
SUPER=01-Bob Lyons/Horticulture Professor;
(ROLL OVER INTERVIEW)
(patrick toss to robin)
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Stick around for more NEWS-7 at FIVE-- post season kudos are handed out in
And on Health Check--
Mental illness affects one in four American families.
A performance tonight at Hollins College illustrates the impact.
Connie Stevens will join us with a preview of the play, "My Sister's
OUT Q=challenges do.
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GRAPHIC=mental health logo
May is Mental Health Month-- a time for education and understanding-- as
millions of Americans are affected by a variety of mental illnesses.
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Connie Stevens joins us from one
activity commemorating the month-- she's at Hollins College, where I hear a
play will address some of the issues.
Right, it's "My Sister's Sister"-- it's the story of one family's battle
with mental illness.
It's the real-life drama of Julie Portman-- and not only did she live it,
she also wrote it, and now ACTS out all the parts on stage.
IN Q=nat sound
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Julie Portman/Playwright & Actress; 1:07
OUT Q=been my greatest teacher
The play is sponsored by the Women's Center at Hollins College,
It will be performed tonight, here at the Theatre on campus at eight
Tickets are five dollars for adults, a dollar for those with a student ID.
And with us to talk about some of the other issues surrounding mental
illness is Diane Kelly, head of the Mental Health Association of the Roanoke
SUPER=01-Diane Kelly/Mental Health Association;
--We've heard a little about schizophrenia-- what are some of the other
psychiatric conditions your organization is trying to educate the public about?
--It seems once a diagnosis is made, that treatment is relatively easier?
--What other events are planned for Mental Health Month?
(toss to mike)
Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the Thursday afternoon two minute
The NBA and NHL postseason playoffs continue tonight.
In the NHL, the Flyers and Panthers open their second round series as do the
Avalanche and Blackhawks.
On the NBA hardwood, three series are on tap tonight as the Hawks, Rockets
and Sonics look to wrapup first round best of series.
The Washington Bullets just missed the playoffs, but today they picked up a
big postseason hour as Gheorghe Muresan was named the league's Most Improved
Big Gheorghe, who is seven feet seven inches tall got 50 of the 113 votes
cast by a nationwide panel of sportswriters.
He averaged 14 points and ten rebounds a game and shot 59 percent from the
floor this past season.
The Dallas Mavericks George McCloud finished second in the balloting.
In baseball news, eight time all-star Darryl Strawberry is expected to sign
with the independent St. Paul Saints tomorrow.
Jack Morris has already signed with this club.
VMI's lacrosse team heads into this weekend's 9th annual Lee Jackson
Classic against Washington and Lee with a 6 and 7 record. The Generals lead the
series 7-1 , winning the last 7.
SUPER=03-Lexington/Tarheels vs. Keydets; :00
Rob Worrell's contributions have played a large role in VMI's 6 wins this
season and he will be heavily depended upon to help the Keydets snap the
Washington and Lee streak.
The junior attackman is the Keydets second leading scorer behind Joe
IN Q="I didn't
((ROB WORRELL/HAS 56 POINTS ON THE SEASON:I DIDN'T REALLY CONCENTRATE ON THE
POINTS. I CONCENTRATE MORE ON MOVING MY FEET, LIKE FOR MY TEAMMATES AND GOALS
JUST COME IT SEEMS. IT'S NOT JUST SOMETHING YOU GOT TO CONCENTRATE ON. YOU GOT
TO CONCENTRATE ON THE LITTLE THINGS. LITTLE THINGS MAKE BIG PLAYS THAT WIN BIG
SUPER=01-Rob Worrell/Has 56 Points this Season; :00
OUT Q=...that win the big games"
Worrell has a balanced stat sheet that includes 28 goals and 28 assists.
He credits his output to hitting the iron.
IN Q="Weight room
((WEIGHT ROOM. I THINK THE WEIGHT'S A BIG PART OF THE GAME TODAY. COACHES ALL
OVER THE NATION HAVE THEIR PLAYERS IN THE WEIGHT ROOM. IT'S KEY AND COACH
BARTLETT EMPHASIZES IT.))
OUT Q=...emphasizes it"
Coming up at six, Roy Stanley checks out two of the top track stars in the
area, plus the Charlotte Checkers are one win away from being crowned ECHL
I'll have highlights from game three tonight at six.
Have a pleasant evening everybody.
take a break
A research project brought 500 very similar people together in England
You aren't seeing double-- this is one of the country's largest single
gathering of twins.
All female, mostly identical and between the ages of 45 and 70-- these
women have been participating in a major medical study by the St. Thomas
Hospital in London.
IN Q=we have the
((WE HAVE THE SAME MEDICAL PROBLEMS, IDENTICAL MEDICAL PROBLEMS, IN FACT--
DON'T WE? YES WE DO, YES ))
((SHE DIDN'T LIKE HER MEATBALLS, AND I DIDN'T LIKE THE ROLL SO WE
The party was held to thank the twins as well as recruit more sets of
twins-- this time males will be included in the study.
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(robin tosses to jean)
The waiting list to get a service dog is five to seven years. That's a dog
that helps physically challenged people.
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And as Keith Humphry tells us tonight, one person took the matter into her
That's right Jean a Roanoke County woman decided to take
some risks and find her own dog and personal trainer.
Carol Willoughby hopes this puppy will be able to take over when her current
service dog, Booker, retires. Tonight on NEWS-7 at SIX-- we'll learn about
the training and show you how it's going.
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The full story with more news in 30-minutes.
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