Up next on News 7 at Five-
The search is on in South Florida at the site of Saturday's ValuJet crash.
We'll have a live report.
Plus friends of a Lynchburg man killed on that flight stop to remember him.
And it's mid May...but you still may need to bring those potted plants in.
Frost and freeze warnings are up as record cold is expected by early Tuesday
morning. The hard numbers coming up.
On Health Check, the latest wrinkle fighter is just now becoming available
We'll have an update on Renova.
Plus, a new twist for the old life-cycle.
Spinning may soon be the latest exercise craze to hit the region.
((THEY'RE BASICALLY DOING THIS WITH THEIR HANDS AND FEELING AROUND WITH THEIR
FEET AND SEEING WHAT THEY CAN DISCOVER.))
OUT Q=THEY CAN DISCOVER."
A medical examiner describes the gruesome work at the site of a ValuJet
Crash in Florida.
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Good Evening this is News-7 at Five, I'm Jean Jadhon.
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Searchers are walking through waist high muck- They're faced with
alligators, snakes- the stench of fuel oil and nearly 90 degree temperatures.
Byron Harlan is at the crash site where federal investigators are looking
Right now they don't know whether smoke knocked out the flight crew before
The Miami Tower says it received no response from the plane in the final
two queries before the plane crashed.
SUPER=22-Dade Co., FL;
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IN Q=with no help
SUPER=03-Dade Co., FL; :00
SUPER=01-Al Harper/Metro-Dade Police; :18
SUPER=01-Dr. Roger Middleman/Dade Co. Medical Examiner; 1:15
SUPER=04-File Tape; 1:29
(( With no hope left of finding any survivors of the plane that plummeted into
the Florida Everglades Saturday, searchers methodically waded through the muck
and murky waters, looking for the human remains of 109 passengers and the
wreckage of Valujet Flight 592.
COMMANDER AL HARPER, METRO-DADE POLICE: THEY ARE USIOG THIER HANDS AND FEELING
AROUND WHITH THEIR FEET TO SEE WHAT THEY CAN DISCOVER. THEY'RE RECOVERING
FINGERS HANDS AND FEET, UPSETTING EVEN THE MOST SEASONED HOMICIDE INVESTIGATOR.
Officials are calling this the most challenging crash site they've ever come
The DC-9 plunged into alligator and snake infested water concealing up to 25
feet of muck and porous limestone.
The plane's engines were found sitting in the water.
Heavy equipment was brought in as the National Transportation Safety Board
tried to figure how to get the engines and the rest of the aircraft out.
Navy specialist are assisting in the search, using sonar equipment to locate
the flight recorder and get a better feel for the hidden wreckage.
But officials hold little hope that bodies will be found in tact and speculate
that some may never be identified.
DR. ROGER MIDDLEMAN, DADE COUNTY MEDICAL EXAMINER: OF COURSE THERE WILL BE
MANY PARTS, SOME WILL UNIDENTIFIABLE, BUT WE'LL DO THE BEST WE CAN.
FAMILIES WANT BODIES, THEY WANT TO BURY LOVED ONES, AS A CIVILIZED SOCIETY WE
SHOULD MAKE EVERY EFFORT.
Searchers are up against intense heat, mosquitoes, wasps, and bacteria in the
water which can cause horrible infection. And as federal regulators
intensively review Valujet's safety practices, slowly, painstakingly, body
bags are filling in the Florida swamp.))
SUPER=22-Dade Co., FL;
While recovery continues in the Florida everglades, some Lynchburg residents
are mourning the loss of a friend and co-worker.
Roosevelt Tillman was one of the victims aboard Valujet flight 592.
Tillman moved to central Virginia eight months ago to supervise Lynchburg's
Navy recruiting office.
Even though his time in this area was short, fellow midshipmen had high
praise for him.
IN Q=In that time
((JOHN DORSETT/U.S. NAVY: IN THAT TIME, THE WHOLE ZONE HAS TURNED AROUND. HIS
LEADERSHIP CAPABILITIES WERE SECOND TO NONE. HE HAD A WAY OF MOTIVATING PEOPLE
UNLIKE ANYBODY I'VE EVER SEEN. HE CARED MORE FOR HIS PEOPLE THAN ANYTHING. THEY
SUPER=01-John Dorsett/U.S. Navy;
OUT Q=they came first
Tillman apparently took time off from his job to visit family members in
He was supposed to report back to work today.
Problems for a jet en route from Chicago to St. Petersburg, Florida.
The American Trans-Air jet lost cabin pressure forcing pilots to make an
emergency landing in Indianapolis.
The pilot quickly dropped the 727 to a lower altitude and landed the plane.
((GEORGE MECK/PASSENGER: THE MASKS FELL AND THE STEWARDESS YELLED EVERYBODY PUT
YOUR MASK ON. WORRY ABOUT YOURSELF BEFORE YOU WORRY ABOUT HELPING ANYONE ELSE
AND WE PUT THEM UP AND THE AIR QUALITY WAS BAD IN THE MASK. WE DIDN'T GET VERY
GOOD AIR AND A LOT OF US WERE GASPING FOR AIR.))
OUT Q=GASPING FOR AIR."
17 Passengers of the 112 on board were taken to the hospital with ear
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Straight ahead--on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- It's Roanoke's first murder of the
A man accused of killing his sister's boyfriend remains behind bars.
Plus O-J Simpson is visiting England-- but are the British rolling out the
Some scientists think the key to living longer isn't necessarily WHAT you're
eating, but rather, HOW MUCH you eat.
We'll explain, on Health Check.
Singer Michael Brown joins us to talk about his upcoming concert.
Plus 120-seconds of sports with Mike Stevens when NEWS-7 at Five returns.
A Roanoke man is charged with first degree murder, accused of shooting his
sister's boyfriend over the weekend.
25 year old Eric Tyrone Waller was arraigned this morning in Roanoke General
District Court, where a judge appointed a public defender to represent him.
Police say Waller walked into the home on Grayson Avenue that his sister
shared with 20 year old Marvin Williams.
Investigators say he shot Williams several times.
Waller has been charged with first-degree murder and use of a firearm in the
commission of murder.
Waller is being held without bond.
Americans may have lost interest in O-J Simpson-- but he's getting
attention across the ocean in England.
Simpson appeared today on a new British television talk show.
SUPER=04-"Tonight with Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan";
Simpson answered questions about his trial as well as the famous car chase.
IN Q=I got more and more
((OJ SIMPSON: I GOT MORE AND MORE DEPRESSED. AND ESSENTIALLY I WAS BEING
ATTACKED. FOR THE FIRST TIME, I WASN'T USED TO CRITICISM AND I WAS BEING
ATTACKED. I WAS HURTING AND I WAS IN A LOT OF PAIN.))
SUPER=07-O. J. Simpson;
OUT Q=LOT OF PAIN.
Simpson was acquitted last fall of murdering his ex-wife, Nicole
Brown Simpson and her friend, Ronald Goldman.
Tomorrow Simpson heads to Oxford where he's addressing a debating society.
His spokesman says Simpson hopes to restore and rehabilitate his image.
Products made by Optical Cable are used by large U-S Corporations.
They're even inside the new, state of the art Denver Airport.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape;
Now the Roanoke County company has been chosen as a supplier for a major
project at the University of Rhode Island.
The company's fiber optic cable will be used to hook up 95 buildings on the
The work could mean as much as three million dollars to Optical Cable.
The company employees about one hundred people in this region.
He's hoping to spread his drug free message to the valley in an upcoming
This time Michael Brown's getting a little help from his friends.
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stocks bump next
Michael Brown is singer with a message.
And he's tuning up for another big event.
DOUBLE BOXES JEAN/PATRICK
Patrick Evans welcomes him once again to NEWS-7 at FIVE with more on his
enthusiastic support for preventing substance abuse.
SOT TAPE #596-17
SUPER=01-Bill Pinkerton/Choir Member;
SUPER=01-Joann Pinkerton/Living Free President;
double boxes Patrick/Robin
health music under
Still to come-- what does this cold weather mean for your newly planted
flowers and plants?
And on Health Check--
Maybe you've been desperate for a new exercise routine.
Well, what about SPINNING?
There's no sitting pretty on these bikes-- instead you stand, jump and pump
your way through an intense 45-minute workout.
We'll check out a class at The Training Edge in Roanoke.
((SPINNING IS REALLY HARD TO DESCRIBE BUT IT'S A 45-MINUTE CARDIO WORKOUT
PROBABLY THE BEST WORKOUT THAT YOU COULD EVER DO. ))
OUT Q=ever do.
health bump next
Renova is just now becoming available by prescription.
That's the new wrinkle-fighting creme just approved by the F-D-A.
The active ingredient is Tretinoin, a vitamin-A derivative that occurs
naturally in the body.
IN Q=Renova is
(( DR. RICHARD FITZPATRICK/DERMATOLOGIST: RENOVA IS BASICALLY A FORM OF RETIN-A
THAT'S BEEN PUT INTO A NEW BASE THAT MAY BE LESS IRRITATING TO THE SKIN, BUT
IT'S STILL THE SAME MEDICATION AS RETIN-A.))
(( DR. ELLEN GENDLER/NEW YORK UNIVERSITY: RENOVA WORKS IN THE DEEPER LAYERS OF
THE SKIN AS OPPOSED TO
ALPHA-HYDROXY ACIDS WHICH WORK VERY SUPERFICIALLY.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Richard Fitzpatrick/Dermatologist; :00
SUPER=01-Dr. Ellen Gendler/New York University; :12 QUICK!
But, unlike Retin-A which is made up of a water-alcohol base...Renova is
a cream designed for older, drier skin.
Here are some before and after shots.
Renova won't reverse the aging process-- but studies show it can reduce
facial wrinkles, brown spots and skin roughness from chronic sun exposure.
The cream costs about 15 dollars a month-- it also makes skin much more
sensitive to the sun, just like Retin-A.
Researchers may be closing in on a genetic link to hyperactivity in kids.
The focus is on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or A-D-H-D.
The latest research suggests that a gene linked to excitability in people
may also play a role in the development of A-D-H-D.
Identifying genetic causes could give scientists insight into the disorder,
which is marked by hyperactivity, inattention and impulsiveness.
The study was done at the University of California and the University of
The key to a longer life may not be in WHAT you eat, but rather in how much
At least it's the case in mice and monkeys.
Scientists have been able to slow the rate of aging, by reducing calories
The study by the National Institutes of Health found the diet also caused
the monkeys to have a slower metabolism, and lower body temperature.
Some believe it's a new indication that perhaps humans could live longer by
Over the years, there have been several new forms of exercise to sweep the
The latest has made it's way to Roanoke.
It's called SPINNING.
And it's no joy ride through the park.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
SUPER=07-Dalton Baugess; :16
SUPER=01-Denise Tolusso/The Training Edge; :45
SUPER=07-Mistie Baugess; 1:01
SUPER=01-Connie Parker/The Training Edge; 1:17
OUT Q=understand it.
IN Q=NAT SOUND MUSIC & SPINNING
OUT Q=NAT SOUND
Spinning is a sort-of cycling class-- using specially designed Schwinn
bikes, to take the rider on a high-intensity, 45-minute ride of a lifetime.
IN Q=It's harder than
((DALTON BAUGESS: IT'S HARDER THAN STAIR STEPPING IT'S HARDER THAN A TREADMILL,
AND HARDER THAN A ROWING MACHINE THE BEST WAY TO DESCRIBE IT IS
AND RIDING UP 12-O'CLOCK KNOB.))
OUT Q=12-oclock knob.
In fact, spinning is said to offer one of the most rigorous cardiac
workouts available, without the impact to the joints.
SOT 12:46:28 NAT SOUND
IN Q=Two, three four
((2,3,4,5,6,7,8 AND UP AND BACK. ))
OUT Q=and back.
Still, the quick change in pacing may be too much for those with heart
IN Q=If you haven't
((DENISE TOLUSSO/THE TRAINING EDGE: IF YOU HAVEN'T EXERCISED AT ALL
NOT WALKING, OR ANYTHING, IT MIGHT BE TOO VIGOROUS, BUT WHAT I LIKE ABOUT IT,
IS I HAD AN AWESOME TRIATHALETE WORKING TO HIS MAX AND I HAD A BRAND NEW PERSON
WHO HAD NEVER TAKEN SPINNING BEFORE, WHO KEPT IT AT HER LEVEL SO YOU CAN REALLY
TRAIN A WIDE VARIETY OF PEOPLE, SO IT'S REALLY NEAT. ))
OUT Q=it's really neat.
butt butt butt butt
IN Q=It's the hardest
((MISTIE BAUGESS: IT'S THE HARDEST EXERCISE I'VE EVER DONE, IT REALLY DOES
COMPARE TO A ROAD BIKE, GOING UP MOUNTAINS AND HILLS, IT'S REALLY HARD BUT IT'S
OUT Q=but it's fun
butt butt butt butt
SOT 12:59:19 NAT SOUND
butt butt butt butt
IN Q=My legs have
((CONNIE PARKER: MY LEGS HAVE DEFINITELY CHANGED, I THINK THEY'VE GOTTEN MUCH
OUT Q=much stronger.
butt butt butt
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IN Q=Everybody close
((EVERYBODY CLOSE YOUR EYES. I WANT YOU TO FOCUS ON THAT CIRCLE. ))
OUT Q=on that circle.
Spinning also uses guided imagery-- some days you may be trekking the Blue
Ridge Parkway-- at 140 r-p-ms.
IN Q=We turn the
((WE TURN THE LIGHTS OFF
WE KEEP IT ON THE DARK SIDE, WE HAVE SOME COOL LIGHTS IN THERE YOU REALLY GO
INTO YOUR OWN LITTLE WORLD-- IT'S HARD TO DESCRIBE YOU HAVE TO TAKE A CLASS,
AND YOUR FIRST CLASS IS FREE, SO YOU GOTTA COME IN AND TRY IT TO REALLY
UNDERSTAND IT. ))
OUT Q=understand it.
The Training Edge is offering one free Spinning Session to anyone whose
The defending N-B-A champs will not be able to Three-peat.
Mike Stevens tells us how the playoffs are shaping up in tonight's Two
Good afternoon folks, welcome to a brand new work week.
Let's get today's two minute started with news of a coaching change in the
The Philadelphia 76ers announced this afternoon that they are dumping head
coach John Lucas and his assistants.
The former University of Maryland star did a terrible job with a terrible
team this season.
The Sixers finished 18 and 64 this year, and during Lucas's two seasons as
head coach they had 42 wins and 122 losses.
SUPER=03-Atlanta/Yesterday - NBC; :00
Only one NBA game is on tap tonight in the playoffs.
In Atlanta, the Magic can wrap up their best of seven series with the Hawks
and in so doing complete a four game sweep of Lenny Wilkins team.
Yesterday at the OMNI, the Hawks played well, but still lost 103-to-96 to
fall behind in the series three games to none.
SUPER=03-Houston/Yesterday - NBC;
The Seattle SuperSonics advanced to the Western Conference finals yesterday
by completing a four-game sweep of two-time defending champion Houston Rockets.
The Sonics blew a 20-point fourth-quarter lead but came through in overtime
to get the 114-to-107 win.
The Stanley Cup playoffs also continue tonight with the Chicago Blackhawks
needing a win to force a game seven and keep the Colorado Avalanche from
advancing to the Western Conference finals.
The Carolina League is taking a rare night off this evening.
Tomorrow play resumes with the Lynchburg Hillcats hosting Durham, and the
Salem Avalanche on the road at Winston-Salem.
Let's hope the catchers for both teams never have to deal with a game like
Astros Catcher Jerry Goff had yesterday.
SUPER=03-Montreal, Canada/Yesterday; :00
Goff played in his first major league game of the year yesterday, and had the
dubious honor of tying the modern day record for passed balls in one game.
He let two balls get by him in the first inning, then he let two more get by
in the third and two more in the fourth.
Before the debacle against the expos, Goff had given up such four pass balls
in 69 games during his career.
The 32 year old Goff says quote, "It was ugly!!"
Fortunately, the redeemed himself somewhat by hitting a homerun in the game.
The pairings for the 1996 NCAA division three college baseball tournament
were released today.
Four of the 32 teams are in the South Region, and Ferrum College is seeded
second in the region.
The Panthers, who are 33-9-1 will try to win the South and then earn and
automatic berth to the double elimination NCAA championships in Salem May 23rd
through the 28th.
Much more sports coming your way at six.
Have a good night everybody.
take a break
Spring may have sprung, but Jack Frost just can't seem to get the message.
Horticulture experts advise bringing potted plants inside for tonight, and
covering outdoor bedded plants.
((RUTH BABYLON/LAUREL CREEK NURSERY: ANYTHING WILL DO. YOU CAN USE NEWSPAPER.
YOU CAN USE PAPER BAGS, OLD BLACK PLASTIC POTS, WHATEVER YOU HAVE JUST TO KEEP
THE FROST OFF. IF WE HAVE A FREEZE IT'S GONNA BE A DIFFERENT PROBLEM. ))
((ONE THING YOU MIGHT DO IS SET UP A SPRINKLER AND KEEP YOUR SPRINKLER RUNNING
ALL NIGHT LONG.))
SUPER=01-Ruth Babylon/Laurel Creek Nursery;
OUT Q=all night long.
If all else fails, Babylon says early risers may try spraying water to melt
the frost BEFORE the sun has a chance to.
If you still have damage, some plants can be salvaged.
Just trim back the blackened leaves and blooms to allow the green underneath
to continue to grow.
(toss to robin)
(ROBIN tosses to jean)
Christian conservatives are weighing their options as fall elections
Jean/Keith double boxes
Keith Humphry is here with a preview of a special News 7 series.
Jean, we've got three nights of "Faith in Democracy."
Our own Ellen Qualls takes us through
the role Virginians play in a 17 year social movement that many say is at
the height of its political power.
But not all Christian conservative minds are heading in the same direction.
Tonight, from Falwell to Robertson: the torch has been passed.
double boxes keith/jean
That's coming up in just one half hour on News 7 at SIX.
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