Up next on News 7 at Five-
An emotional Bob Dole steps down from the Senate this afternoon- We'll have
Plus we'll find out how that woman is doing who crashed her plane into
Smith Mountain Lake.
And a new death toll for the ValuJet Crash- Details of the search coming
More showers for tonight and early Thursday. Then temperatures will start to
push up rapidly by the weekend.
The controversy over the just-approved home HIV test.
Some AIDS counselors consider it a tragedy.
Plus, a way to make those confined to bed, or wheelchairs much more
comfortable. It's called therapeutic positioning.
((MY TIME TO LEAVE THIS OFFICE HAS COME AND I WILL SEEK THE PRESIDENCY WITH
NOTHING TO FALL BACK ON BUT THE JUDGEMENT OF THE PEOPLE AND NO WHERE TO GO BUT
THE WHITE HOUSE OR HOME.))
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Bob Dole is leaving the Senate after 27 years.
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Good Evening, this is NEWS-7 at FIVE, I'm Jean Jadhon.
The Majority leader says he'll now devote all of his time campaigning for
((SEN. BOB DOLE/R-MAJORITY LEADER: SO MY CAMPAIGN FOR THE PRESIDENT IS NOT
MERELY ABOUT OBTAINING OFFICE. IT'S ABOUT FUNDAMENTAL THINGS, CONSEQUENTIAL
THINGS. THINGS THAT ARE REAL. MY CAMPAIGN IS ABOUT TELLING THE TRUTH. IT'S
ABOUT DOING WHAT IS RIGHT. IT'S ABOUT ELECTING A PREISDENT WHO'S NOT ATTRACTED
TO THE GLORIES OF OFFICE BUT RATHER TO ITS DIFFICULTIES.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Bob Dole/(R) Majority Leader;
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An emotional Dole says Congress is not his life, AMERICA is.
He says his resignation takes effect on or before June 11th.
24-hours after she crashed her plane in Smith Mountain Lake, a Bedford
County woman is back home recuperating and her plane is back on dry land.
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Steve Smallshaw joins us from the Smith Mountain Lake Airport--
Steve how is the pilot doing, and how did crews manage to get the plane
out of the lake.
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(roll cue: "...after almost 24-hours under water.")
SOT **ROLLED FROM TRUCK**
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Charles Thaxton/Scruggs Dive Team Member; :20
OUT Q=a little worse for the wear.
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The death toll from Saturday's ValuJet Crash has grown to 110.
Valujet confirms a baby not listed on the passenger rundown was killed in
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Meanwhile at the scene searchers have found several items from the cockpit
((ROBERT FRANCIS/NTSB: INCLUDING THE CREWS FLIGHT BAGS, LOG BOOK OF ONE OF THE
CREW, A PIECE OF A CONTROL COLUMN FROM THE COCKPIT AND PARTS OF THE
SUPER=01-Robert Francis/National Transportation Safety Bd.;
OUT Q=of the windshield."
Crews are putting a high priority on finding the cockpit voice recorder.
Meantime, the F-A-A is scrutinizing Valujet Airlines.
The F-A-A says every ValuJet plane will be re-inspected to make sure they
meet safety requirements for older planes. Those that don't will be grounded
A comprehensive plan or just a smoke screen?
That's what officials at the Food and Drug Administration are probably
Earlier today, Philip Morris outlined a proposal that includes banning all
The nation's biggest tobacco company says its committed to stopping underage
But the plan steers clear of any F-D-A authority over the tobacco industry.
IN Q=If we can
((STEVE PARRISH/PHILIP MORRIS: IF WE CAN WORK TOGETHER, IF WE CAN FIND THE
COMMON GROUND, WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. ))
SUPER=01-Steve Parrish/Philip Morris;
OUT Q=make a difference
Parrish believes any F-D-A intervention would hurt the rights of adults.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Straight ahead--on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- What do parents in South Roanoke County
think about school improvements following the defeat at the polls?
Plus Virginia Tech's newspaper is sued.
An employee of the university says she was humiliated in a recent article.
On Health Check-- who's going to care for the aging baby boomers?
Plus, Carilion makes a bid to buy out dozens of regional physicians'
It is graduation day at V-M-I--for several Keydets.
We'll take you to Lexington for all the Pomp and Circumstance, when NEWS-7
at FIVE returns.
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A case of mistaken identification has Virginia Tech's assistant to the vice
president for student affairs suing the campus newspaper.
In its April 30th issue, the Collegiate Times identified Sharon Yeagle
(YAY-guhl) by a crude, fictitious job title.
Yeagle is seeking 850 thousand dollars in damages for the shame,
humiliation, and financial loss she says the mistake caused her.
The newspaper wrote a letter of apology.
Officials say the fictitious title was on a dummy computer template not
meant for publication.
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The decision to move forward with three school projects in Roanoke County
brought cautious approval today from opposing sides of the recent bond issue
The supervisors approved financing to complete the Northside Gymnasium
project, to air-condition Cave Spring Junior High school, and to equip the new
Glenvar Middle School.
Some South county parents opposed the projects after voters rejected
building a new Cave Spring High School.
But Terri Langford says yesterday's vote was a small step in the right
IN Q=I am happy they are
((TERRI LANGFORD/CITIZENS FOR EDUCATION: I AM HAPPY THEY ARE FINALLY TAKING A
STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION, BUT I AM CONCERNED THAT THEY THINK THAT THIS SMALL
BABY STEP WILL SOLVE PROBLEMS AND I DON'T SEE THIS AS SOLVING THE LONG-RANGE
SUPER=01-Terri Langford/Citizens for Education;
OUT Q=the long- range problems.
Don Terp leads the group Concerned Citizens for Good Government.
He also says the supervisors were correct to move ahead with the three
But he continues to question whether county officials are putting the proper
emphasis on long-range planning.
Health care and the aging population go hand in hand-- in Pulaski, they're
addressing those needs with a Healthcare fair.
Patrick Evans has a full wrapup, but first Meterologist Robin Reed will
give us the soggy forecast-- don't go away.
stocks bump next
health music under
Stick around for more NEWS-7 at FIVE--Magic Johnson talks about retiring
again from the NBA.
And on Health Check-- it may be an indication of a growing movement
In Washington State, insurers are going to have to cover chiropractor and
acupuncture visits, and many other alternative therapies.
IN Q=People are starting
((PEOPLE ARE STARTING TO REALIZE THAT AT TIMES THERE ARE MIRACLE DRUGS, THERE
IS A MAGIC BULLET, BUT MOST OF THE TIME HEALTH DOES NOT COME OUT OF A BOTTLE.
IT COMES OUT OF TAKING CARE OF ONE'S SELF.))
OUT Q=care of one's self.
health bump next
The Food and Drug Administration is giving the go-ahead to a home test for
the AIDS virus.
IN Q=It's important
(( MARY PENDERGAST/FOOD & DRUG ADMINISTRATION: IT'S IMPORTANT TO KNOW YOUR
STATUS SO THAT IF YOU ARE HIV POSITIVE YOU CAN TAKE STEPS TO PREVENT SPREADING
THE INFECTION TO OTHER PEOPLE. ))
SUPER=01-Mary Pendergast/Food & Drug Administration; :03
OUT Q=other people.
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The test is relatively simple, but there are some concerns about what
happens, after the results are known.
The FDA reasons that anyone unwilling to go to a clinic will be able to buy
the kit called Confide at a drug store, test themselves at home, and mail it to
a lab, and get reliable results anonymously...by phone.
But many AIDS counselors are horrified-- despite counseling material in the
kit itself, and the promising of counseling by phone.
IN Q=There's a strong
((JIM GRAHAM/WHITMAN WALKER AIDS CLINIC: THERE'S A STRONG POSSIBILITY TO OUR
MINDS THAT THE PERSON WHO IS BEING TESTED WILL SIMPLY DISCONNECT... AND SO
THERE REALLY WILL BE NO OPPORTUNITY FOR
COUNSELING WHATSOEVER; THERE WILL BE NO CALL-BACK, THERE WILL BE NO
INTERVENTION. THAT WILL CONCLUDE THIS RELATIONSHIP IN TERMS OF THIS TEST
RESULT, AND THAT CONCERNS US VERY DEEPLY.))
SUPER=01-Jim Graham/Whitman Walker AIDS Clinic; :
OUT Q=very deeply.
Confide will be test-marketed in Texas and Florida, beginning next month.
It may be available nationwide by early next year.
The test will cost about 40-dollars.
The Carilion Health System is offering to buy 42 physician offices that
include 94 doctors in Roanoke and the New River and Shenandoah Valleys.
The contract offers are good for several years-- doctors would be paid a
buy-out amount-- plus a salary.
The physicians would retain day-to-day control over their practices.
The offices Carilion is trying to get would represent about 200-thousand
For people who are confined to bed, or a wheelchair, comfort isn't always
easy to come by.
Now though, a field known as "positioning" is insuring patients will feel
better-- improving many facets of their lives.
Burrell Nursing Center shows us some of the modifications they're making to
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SUPER=01-Karen Shields/Occupational Therapist; :53
OUT Q=being removed.
IN Q=We have the NAT SOUND
OUT Q=NAT SOUND
The look of the supply closet here at Burrell Medical Center has changed
considerably over recent months.
There's a new variety of boards, cushions, slings, covers, and trays
all designed to improve the total well-being of patients.
Here's Velmer Hardy sitting in her OLD wheelchair-- she naturally leans--
putting all her weight on one hip.
Her feet are banged by the wheels, and the arm rests are too high for her.
Plus, the naugahyde backing of the chair is bowing, causing her head to hang--
she's basically swamped by the chair.
But the new equipment offers back support, better positioning and padding--
to diminish the effect on pressure points.
IN Q=I'm right
((I'M RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU TO HELP YOU AND I WANT YOU TO PUSH YOURSELF TO
STAND AND WE'RE GOING TO GET BACK IN YOUR CHAIR. ))
OUT Q=your chair.
IN Q=It has a lot to
((KAREN SHIELDS/OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST: IT HAS A LOT TO DO WITH THEIR
PERFORMANCE, SELF CARE, GROOMING DRESSING AND FEEDING AND THEY ARE AT A BETTER
ANGLE, THEY HAVE LESS FORWARD HEAD FLEXION, THEY CAN SEE PEOPLE, THEY CAN SEE
WHAT'S GOING ON THE ENVIRONMENT, THEY CAN INTERACT AND BE A PART OF IT RATHER
THAN BEING REMOVED.))
OUT Q=being removed.
There have also been advancements in reducing bed sores-- with special
mattresses designed to reduce pressure.
If not treated properly, these pressure ulcers can be fatal.
Who's going to take care of the Baby Boomers when they get old?
A new study finds that aging baby boomers may face a shortage of geriatric
The Alliance for Aging Research also says medical schools are doing little
to prepare for the problem.
A new development in health insurance could have an impact across the
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It'starting in Washington State, where as of January First, every state
resident will have affordable access to virtually all alternative treatments.
IN Q=People want
((DEBORA SENN/STATE INSURANCE COMMISSIONER: PEOPLE WANT THIS CARE, THEY SEEK
OUT ALTERNATIVE PROVIDERS AND THIS IS A DIRECTION IN WHICH MEDICINE IS GOING.))
SUPER=01-Debora Senn/State Insurance Commissioner; :
OUT Q=medicine is going.
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Insurers will be required to cover services provided by chiropractors,
naturopathic doctors, practitioners of Chinese herbal medicine and a whole host
But insurers are raising concerns about both the cost and effectiveness of
IN Q=Our concern
((DR. SIMEON RUBENSTEIN/GROUP HEALTH COOPERATIVE: OUR CONCERN IS THAT WE DON'T
ACCEPT ALL WE DO IN TRADITIONAL MEDICINE AND I DON'T THINK WE SHOULD ACCEPT
EVERYTHING THAT'S IN ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE, JUST BECAUSE IT'S AVAILABLE OR
BECAUSE IT HAS A HISTORY BEHIND IT.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Simeon Rubenstein/Group Health Cooperative; :
OUT Q=behind it.
Visits to alternative providers are usually less expensive than a visit to a
medical doctor -- studies have shown that people go more often to their
acupuncturist or chiropractor than to their MD.
Time now for sports-- the N-B-A names its rookie of the year--
And Magic talks about his disappearing act-- here's Mike Stevens with
Good afternoon everybody and welcome to a dreary midweek two minute sports
Let's begin tonight with Magic Johnson. Yesterday he announced through his
agent that he was quitting the NBA for good.
Today he said he satisfied his comeback satisfied both his family and many
others around the world.
IN Q="I think...
((EARVIN "MAGIC" JOHNSON/RETIRED FROM THE LAKERS:))
SUPER=01-Earvin "Magic" Johnson/Retires From The Lakers; :00
OUT Q=...about it."
On other point guard related news from around the league, Damon Stoudamire,
is the NBA's rookie of the year.
He averaged 19 points and 10 assists this season for the expansion Raptors.
And tonight the Magic can wrap up their eastern Conference semi-final with
the Hawks with a win in Orlando tonight.
((ANFERNEE "PENNY" HARDAWAY/MAGIC POINT GUARD:))
SUPER=01-Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway/Magic Point Guard; :00
OUT Q=...OUT READY."
Turning to baseball. The Ferrum Panthers open the NCAA playoffs tomorrow
at high noon against Emory University in the South Regionals.
Outfielder Luther Headley has been a large part of the cat's success on and
off the diamond.
His perfect 4.0 grade point average this past semester has earned the
environmental science major a spot on the Academic All-American ballot.
IN Q="He's a
((ABE NAFF/FERRUM BASEBALL COACH:HE'S A PERFECTIONIST. AND HE GETS AFTER IT
AND WITH LUTHER, THERE'S NEVER A LACK OF EFFORT. HE JUST GETS AFTER IT EVERYDAY
IN PRACTICE ON THE FIELD AND IN THE CLASS ROOM ALSO.))
SUPER=01-Abe Naff/Ferrum Baseball Coach; :00
OUT Q=....class room also"
Luther is hitting .394. The three year starter, who plans to pursue his
masters degree after college, hopes his balanced approach rubs off on his
IN Q="I hope
((LUTHER HEADLEY/ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT TEAM:I HOPE A LOT OF GUYS LEARN THAT IF
YOU DON'T MAKE IT ON THE FIELD THEN YOU HAVE TO CONCENTRATE ON YOUR STUDIES
ALSO AND GO ON WITH THINGS. BASEBALL IS NOT EVERYTHING IN LIFE, SOMETIMES YOU
HAVE TO MOVE ON.))
SUPER=01-Luther Headley/Academic All-District Team; :00
OUT Q=...have to move on"
Coming up at 6, we will have a chat with Jeff Gordon, Doc Gooden and show
you the soggy start to the NCAA Division III softball tournament.
Despite recent controversy at the Virginia Military Institute, today the
cadets finally had something to celebrate.
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V-M-I graduated 216 senior cadets on post today.
Hundreds of family and friends were on hand to witness the event.
The valedictorian charged his fellow classmates to remain focused and true
to the principles of V-M-I.
IN Q=Brother Rats, be men
((C. JOSHUA KEESAL, JR./VMI VALEDICTORIAN:))
SUPER=01-C. Joshua Keesal, Jr./VMI Valedictorian;
OUT Q=what they believed.
80-of the graduates will begin careers in the military while others will
seek employment in the private sector.
Pulaski Healthcare Center is sponsoring a health fair today, which means a
lot of fun and good information.
Patrick Evans is on hand, along with other special guests to give us an
overview of the event.
IN Q=we are here
SUPER=21-Patrick Evans; :00
SUPER=01-Shelby Fisher/Pulaski Healthcare Center; 1:00
SUPER=01-Mike Harsch/Pulaski Healthcare Administrator; 1:43
OUT Q=news-7 at five.
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Tonight on NEWS-7 at Six we wrap up our series "Faith in Democracy".
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Keith Humphry joins us from the newsroom to talk about dissension in the
ranks when it comes to the religious right.
Jean, some Christian activists are saying the GOP has blown it, by going
soft on some of the issues...
Tonight Ellen Qualls concludes her series with a look at what some
Christian conservatives think about the upcoming election season.
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"Faith in Democracy" headed your way in 30-minutes on NEWS-7 at SIX.
(ad lib bye)