Up next on News 7 at Five-
Divers make their way into a crater caused by the Valujet Crash- We'll hear
what they're saying.
A local company may go up for sale.
Plus Rush Limbaugh talks about a Bedford County boy on his program. We'll
tell you what the controversy's about.
A cold front will break the back of our early season heat wave. Passing
showers and cooler temperatures are on the way.
On Health Check-- a nationwide clinical trial is underway, testing an AIDS
Plus, airbags are supposed to make you safe-- so why have 19 children died
because of them.
Activity today at the Freemen compound in Montana.
At one point it appeared a surrender may be in the works.
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Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at FIVE, I'm Jean Jadhon.
Surrender talks took place for most of the day.
At one point an FBI negotiator and one of the Freemen had what appeared to
be a heated discussion-
But the talks apparently broke down.
Shortly after several armed men and one woman walked from the compound and
took their positions standing guard around the Montana compound.
The FBI also has its patrols up.
Sources in Washington tell CBS news though the talks do continue at some
The standoff is in its 58th day.
A ferry accident in Tanzania- Authorities believe at least FIVE- hundred
people have drowned.
The ferry hit a rock and capsized in Lake Victoria, Africa.
Radio Tan-zania says only 40-people survived the disaster.
It's reporting many of the victims were teenage students.
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A disappointing day for divers in the Florida Everglades.
They searched the Valujet Crash site making their way into a crater
But so far they have not found the fuselage.
Instead they recovered only small pieces.
((NELSON RODRIGUEZ/METRO DADE CO. POLICE DEPT.: THERE'S A LARGE PORTION OF
FRAGMENTS IN THERE, IN THE CRATER, BUT THEY'RE ALL SMALL PIECES. AS FAR AS A
PIECE OF THE MAIN FUSELAGE OR ANYTHING ELSE LIKE THAT, IT'S NOT IN THERE.))
SUPER=01-Nelson Rodriguez/Metro Dade Co. Police Dept.
OUT Q=NOT IN THERE."
Officials had hoped to discover major parts of the plane's fuselage and
So far search teams have only come up with ten percent of the plane- and no
The crash killed 110 people.
A month ago a sparkling water company from Roanoke said it would be back in
business following a temporary delay...but that hasn't happened.
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Len Besthoff says the Quibell Corporation may have found another way to keep
its water, teas and sodas on store shelves.
Len, does this involve selling the company?
Jean it may.
But a few hurdles remain.
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((RONALD QUIBELL/QUIBELL OWNER: I MEAN JUST BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU PUT ON BECAUSE
YOU MAY BE SUED. Well, no. I wanna talk with you and find out just what is
OUT Q=going on.
Quibell's owner scoffed at our questions about financial problems when the
company halted production last month.
The attorney for the sparkling water company said it was simply a dispute
with its bottle supplier.
But Quibell's woes apparently run deeper than that.
Court papers recently filed by Nationsbank indicate Quibell owes it almost
900- thousand- dollars...the document also includes testimony from a former
Quibell worker who accuses its owners of "attempting to sell all items of its
property"...and that they plan to "return to South Africa".
That appears less likely now that the Soho Beverage Company from northern
Virginia confirms it is attempting to purchase the company.
One complex issue, that Soho does not want to identify, is holding up
Jean, Quibell's attorney agrees with Soho, saying the purchase is likely.
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Straight ahead on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- a fire destroys the sleeping quarters at
a juvenile home in Floyd County.
And what does Rush Limbaugh have to do with a Bedford County elementary
school? The answer even made the national airwaves.
The thought of eating red hot chili pepppers may make you squirm....
But, if you're recovering from surgery, these researchers think hot peppers
may be just what the doctor ordered--
We'll explain, on Health Check.
Patrick is minding his manners with some lessons in proper etiquette.
His live report from the Hotel Roanoke, when NEWS-7 at Five continues.
It was a close call at the Tekoa juvenile home in Floyd County overnight--
Teens were awakened by fire.
Floyd fire officials say the call came in around three this morning.
Apparently a lightbulb in a lamp set bed sheets on fire.
The blaze burned through the roof and was confined to only part of the
The staff says it could have been worse.
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((ROBERT SISK/GROUP HOME MANAGER: ONE OF THE BOYS WAS AWAKEN IN THE MIDDLE OF
THE NIGHT BY A SENSATION OF LIGHT OR HEAT OR SOMETHING. A LAMP WAS APPARENTLY
ON FIRE BESIDE HIS BED. HE GOT UP AND TRIED TO PUT IT OUT BY PUTTING IT ON HIS
BED, THEN HE WENT NEXT DOOR TO GET HELP FROM ANOTHER KID.))
SUPER=01-Robert Sisk/Group Home Manager;
OUT Q=from another kid.
One person suffered minor injuries.
State police are investigating to determine the cause.
A Bedford County man lashed out at school officials today for refusing to
let his son read Rush Limbaugh in class.
The 11 year old was reading the book last Thursday at Montvale Elementary
It is Rush Limbaugh's latest work called "The Way Things Ought To Be."
The teacher took the book from the boy reportedly saying that it was
The teacher supposedly objected to the word "condom" in chapter 12 of the
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((THOMAS GARDNER/PARENT: MOST OF THEM DOWN THERE WERE LIBERALS AND THEY FOUND
THE BOOK OFFENSIVE AND THAT WAS THE REASON...THAT CONDOM DID NOT PLAY A PART IN
OUT Q=part in it
Today Rush Limbaugh took up the boy's cause, during his nationally
syndicated talk show.
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((RUSH LIMBAUGH/TALK SHOW HOST: I JUST THINK THEY'RE LIBERALS. THERE ARE
LIBERALS AND CONSERVATIVES AND IF THEY'RE LIBERALS THEY'RE NOT TOLERANT. IT'S
JUST THAT SIMPLE.))
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The principal offered to return the book to the boy's father.
But, Gardner refuses.
He says the book should be returned to his son in class.
An alternative education program in Blacksburg celebrates its silver
A small group of parents opened the Blacksburg New School in 1971.
Though most of their faces have changed along with the students through the
years, the mission is still the same.
Besides paying tuition for their kids, parents actually operate the school,
even working with teachers to design curriculum.
((JACKIE BIXLER/BNS PARENT: WE DO EVERYTHING FROM CLEANING THE SCHOOL ON THE
WEEKENDS TO WORKING IN THE CLASSROOMS AS TEACHERS AIDES. SOME OF THE PARENTS
TEACH ACTUAL CLASSES, WE HAVE ONE PARENT TEACHING A FRENCH CLASS RIGHT NOW. ))
((NICOLE JOSHI/THIRD GRADE STUDENT: WHAT I LIKE ABOUT MY SCHOOL IS THE KIDS,
THEY'RE REALLY FUN TO PLAY WITH, AND OUR TEACHERS.))
SUPER=01-Jackie Bixler/BNS Parent; :00
SUPER=01-Nicole Joshi/Third Grade Student; :17
OUT Q=and our teachers.
The New School was founded and still follows a philosophy of cooperation
Instead of grades, students get written evaluations.
This year the school has 31 students enrolled in kindergarten through fourth
grade, and a staff of four paid teachers.
Minding your Ps and Qs-- it is a skill most people shouldn't do without--
Mild Mannered Patrick Evans is looking to brush up on his skills.
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Proper etiquette and manners--are necessary, especially during prom and
other formal seasons.
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But as Patrick Evans reports, good manners should be practiced all the
He joins us from the Hotel Roanoke, with an etiquette expert.
SUPER=01-Donna Carter Dilley/National League of Junior Cotillions;
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More News-7 at Five coming up next: Big scholarship money is awarded to
an area golfer. Mike tells us who it is in tonight's Ticker.
On Health Check, the government and the private sector are joining forces
to educate the public about the dangers of airbags.
In about a decade, airbags have claimed the lives of 19 children.
((AIRBAGS SAVE LIVES, MANY LIVES, BUT FOR SMALL CHILDREN NOT BUCKLED UP IN
CARS,THEY CAN BE DEADLY. ))
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Car air bags are supposed to save lives-- not take them.
But 19 children have been killed by deploying air bags since they were
introduced about nine years ago.
Air bags are credited with saving more than 15-hundred lives over the
Now automakers, insurance companies and safety equipment manufacturers are
joining forces-- and spending about ten million dollars to try to prevent the
deaths of children CAUSED by deploying air bags.
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((THIS IS THE WRONG LOCATION. 4-3-2-1. CRASH. THAT'S WHAT CAN HAPPEN IF YOU PUT
THAT BABY IN THE FRONT, OR EVEN A CHILD THAT'S NOT BELTED IN THE FRONT.))
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The coalition will lobby for stronger state seat belt laws and educate
motorists about the dangers of unbelted children.
Recently, several new AIDS treatments that are said to slow down the virus
have received approval.
But now, there's a new vaccine being studied that actually helps the body
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It will be months before researchers know whether the vaccine is making a
difference, in keeping HIV from progressing to AIDS.
The vaccine is called Re-Mune, it's an inactive form of H-I-V, and for the
next three years, three-thousand H-I-V infected patients throughout the U.S.
will be getting shots every three months.
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Unlike anti-H-I-V drugs that get into infected cells to shut down the
machinery that make HIV-- Remune is designed to stimulate the immune system,
directing it to attack and kill infected cells.
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((DR. DANIEL PEARCE/AIDS SPECIALIST: THIS IS AUGMENTING OUR SOLDIERS, MAKING
OUR T-CELLS BETTER TO FIGHT, AND MORE NUMBERS OF SOLDIERS SO NOT ONLY ARE WE
USING BOMBS AND GUNS AND MISSILES WE'RE USING BETTER SOLDIERS. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Daniel Pearce/AIDS Specialist; :
OUT Q=better soldiers.
Remune has been eight years in the making-- the idea of a therapeutic AIDS
vaccine was proposed almost a decade ago, by the late doctor Jonas Salk
developer of the first polio vaccine.
Laxative companies are studying their products for a risk of cancer.
The F-D-A is concerned about five common ingredients found in 41 different
Animal studies have raised questions about whether the substances could
Apparently, if there's any risk, it would be to people who ignore warnings
on the packaging, and use laxatives repeatedly and for long periods of time.
Red hot chili peppers may be a hit with some pain sufferers.
And we're not talking about the musical group here.
A study says the substance in chili peppers that burns your mouth may
actually help relieve the pain suffered by some surgery patients.
People who have major procedures often wind up with a lingering, burning
pain in their surgical scars, even after they're healed.
Many though found relief by using an ointment containing capsaicin
(cap-SAY-uh-sin)-- the stuff that makes hot peppers hot.
Cap-SAY-uh-sin is believed to work by blocking a natural chemical that
carries pain impulses between nerve cells.
As Robin Reed mentioned earlier, it's important to take care of yourself in
this extreme heat.
That's especially true for the elderly-- the hot weather can be hard on an
older person's heart.
Even some prescription drugs can reduce their ability to handle hot
The danger signs of heat stress include:
--lack of perspiration
Do seek help from a medical professional if you have these symptoms.
Otherwise, everyone should find a cool place to pass the time-- like the
library, or a mall.
Drink extra fluids, wear light, loose-fitting clothes, reduce physical
activity, avoid hot, heavy meals and also avoid alcohol.
The League of Older Americans is collecting fans for senior citizens
affected by the heatwave.
The L-O-A hopes to collect about 400-dollars in the annual event.
The drive started a month early-- after frequent requests for help.
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((KEVIN MCCOLLOUGH/DIRECTOR: IT GOES ON ALL ACROSS THE STATE OF VIRGINIA.
LOCALLY WE DISTRIBUTED ABOUT 350 FANS TO ELDERLY CITIZENS WHO NEED TO STAY COOL
IN THE HEAT.))
SUPER=01-Kevin Mc Collough/LOA Director;
OUT Q=cool in the heat.
You can contact the L-O-A, if you HAVE a fan, or NEED one for a senior
citizen at 345-0451.
The drive is part of a state-wide effort-- to collect either fans, or cash
to buy fans.
Racing is in the news tonight-- as drivers prepare for a big day in
Mike Stevens shifts into high gear with tonight's Two Minute ticker.
Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the Tuesday afternoon two minute
The Winston Cup cars are once again converging on the Charlotte Motor
Speedway as preparations for Sunday's Coca-Cola 600 begin.
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Last year on Goody's Pole night Jeff Gordon looked cool and then ran
extremely fast as he blistered the track and set an event qualifying record
with a lap at 183 point 861 miles an hour.
However, he's not so sure that speed will be duplicated tomorrow night.
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((JEFF GORDON/COCA-COLA POLE WINNER IN 1995:))
SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/1995 Coca-Cola Pole Winner; :00
OUT Q=...BUSCH CLASH.
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Tonight at 11, we'll talk with last year's race winner Bobby Labonte, and see
what he thinks about a repeat, and going head to head with a diluted Indy 500
Plus, don't forget we'll be in Charlotte tomorrow night for all your Goody's
pole night activities.
Join us LIVE from the track at 5, 6, and 11 tomorrow evening.
The scholarship committee for the Don Holliday charity golf tournament handed
out some big cash this morning at the Patrick Henry hotel in downtown Roanoke.
In celebration of the event's 10th anniversary, a 10 thousand dollar
scholarship was given to Lord Botetourt high school senior Andrew Green, a
member of the Cavaliers golf team.
Green plans to pursue a double major at Virginia Tech over the next five
years in Landscape architecture and turf management.
And for the past couple of years he's been getting plenty of on the job
training, working at the Botetourt Country Club.
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((ANDREW GREEN/HOLLIDAY SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT:))
SUPER=01-Andrew Green/Holliday Scholarship Recipient; :00
SUPER=01-Chris Rouse/Botetourt C.C. Pro & General Mgr.; :17
OUT Q=...INTO HIS WORK."
This year's one day Donn Holliday tournament is set for Saturday, June 22nd
at Hanging Rock.
Much more sports coming your way at six tonight.
Have a pleasant evening everybody.
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A five-hundred year old mummy is taking up residence in the nation's
First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton was surprised by the remains.
It's the frozen body of a girl sacrificed about 500-years ago by the Incas
The mummy known as the Ice Maiden was probably born in the late 15th or
early 16th century.
She is on display at the National Geographic Society-- in a specially
designed refrigerated case.
An American archaeologist found the girl near the top of a mountain in the
Andes last year.
Tonight on NEWS-7 at six--
The Virginia Renaissance.
Virginia is open for business.
The Silicon Dominion.
Governor George Allen can hardly open his mouth these days without one
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Here's Keith Humphry with a closer look at one of those claims.
Jean, U.S. News and World Report gave Virginia the label --
and the Governor loves it.
But how does the Silicon Dominion compare to the Silicon Valley?
And how does Virginia get from here to there?
We'll talk to an expert for some perspective.
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That's coming up in just one half hour on NEWS 7 at SIX.