Up next on News 7 at FIve-
Jim Miller or John Warner on the Republican ticket?
That's what Virginia voters are deciding.
We'll have several live reports on today's primary.
A murder in Franklin County- but so far no suspects.
Plus whiskey makers take to the airwaves to boost sales.
For the next 48 hours, the threat remains highs for soaking rains. A flash
flood watch covers a portion of the viewing area.
On Health Check, a massive study of diabetes will soon be underway--
involving thousands of patients.
Plus, UNICEF calls it a neglected tragedy-- the group's report finds
hundreds of thousands of women worldwide die each year in childbirth.
Today is primary day for Republicans in Virginia -- but much to their
dismay, everyone's invited.
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Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at FIVE, I'm Jean Jadhon.
It's a contest between moderate and conservative Republicans.
And a chance for democrats and independents to have their say in GOP
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Ellen Qualls is in Richmond where John Warner and Jim Miller will watch
election returns tonight.
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SUPER=01-Jim Miller/(R) Senate Candidate; :15
OUT Q=speech tonight.
(( Jim Miller says he's ready to serve up some humble pie to Senator John
He believes the votes from staunch right wingers will be enough to earn him
the Republican nomination for U- S Senate.
In fact he says there's only one way the incumbent can win.
IN Q=I think
((JIM MILLER/(R) SENATE CANDIDATE: I THINK, FRANKLY, THAT JOHN WARNER'S ONLY
CHANCE OF WINNING THIS NOMINATION IS TO GET ALL OF THESE NON REPUBLICANS TO
COME OVER AND VOTE IN THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY. I THINK IT'S, FRANKLY, UNETHICAL
FOR HIM TO DO THAT-- MAKE SUCH AN OPEN PITCH TO GET NON- REPUBLICANS TO COME
OVER AND VOTE IN OUR REPUBLICAN PRIMARY. ))
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The former budget director during the Ronald Reagan administration blames
Warner for dividing the Republican party.
Miller says he's planning on uniting it with a victory speech tonight.
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(QUESTIONS: IS JIM MILLER SATISFIED WITH HIS CAMPAIGN?)
Voter turnout is of interest to the the Warner and Miller camps in this
highly publicized primary.
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Ron Jones is doing the numbers crunch and monitoring turnout--
He joins us from the newsroom- Ron how's the turnout so far?
Jean, election officials across the commonwealth are saying so far the
turnout has been light to moderate.
Including Salem, Roanoke County and Roanoke City.
This morning-- voter turnout in those three localities was about 4 to 5
When precincts called in their returns around three....
-Roanoke City had 11.3 percent.
-Roanoke County had 12 percent.
-And Salem reports 13 percent voter turnout.
If you compare previous primaries such as the 19-89 Republican Governor
primary, and the 19-94 Democratic Senate primary-- election officials say
today's turnout is not far off those figures.
One footnote that Roanoke City Officials find interesting-- is that the City,
which traditionally boasts more Democratic voters than Republicans, had a high
They contribute that to a highly publicized campaign between Warner and
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By the time the polls close at seven, Roanoke City predicts at least 17
percent or more--voters to have visited the polls.
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For election results you can check News 7's Homepage -- listed here on your
We'll also have live reports tonight on News 7 at six and eleven with
complete results on NEWS-7 at Eleven.
After a 35 year congressional career- Bob Dole says an emotional goodbye
to the Senate.
((LIKE EVERYBODY HERE I'M AN OPTIMIST. I BELIEVE OUT BEST TOMORROWS ARE YET TO
BE LIVED SO I AGAIN THANK YOU. GOD BLESS AMERICA AND GOD BLESS THE UNITED
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OUT Q=UNITED STATES SENATE. APPLAUSE."
In his last Senate speech Dole said he's beginning a new season in his
The Senate Majority leader is leaving the Senate to run full time for the
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Next on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- A Franklin County man was found dead in his mobile
home-- we'll have the latest.
And after decades OFF the tv-airwaves, whiskey ads are back on the tube.
On Health Check, one family's battle with the system, in getting medicaid
coverage for a three-year-old boy with cancer.
Plus-- kudos to an elementary school--excelling in recycling.
Patrick takes us to Highland Park Magnet School when News-7 returns.
Franklin County authorities are investigating a murder that happened
The Sheriff's Department says someone killed Jeffrey Glenn Norris in this
mobile home off route 607 in Henry.
He was apparently staying there with friends after breaking-up with his
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((EWELL HUDSON/FRANKLIN CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: WE'VE BEEN TOLD OF SOME THREATS
AGAINST HIM AND RIGHT NOW WE DON'T KNOW REALLY BY WHO OR FOR WHAT REASON SO
THAT'S SOMETHING WE'RE FOLLOWING INTO RIGHT NOW.))
SUPER=01-Ewell Hudson/Franklin Co. Sheriff's Dept.
OUT Q=into right now.
A woman living at the home discovered Norris.
He died from a single gun shot wound to the head.
Authorities say they have no motive or suspects so far.
This is the second murder in the county this year.
A court martial jury finds an Army Sergeant guilty in a sniper attack last
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Now William (KROYT-zur) is waiting to find out if he gets the death
The jury convicted (KROYT-zur) both murder and attempted murder.
One soldier was killed and 18 others wounded in the sniper attack.
One of the victims says the verdict proves one point-- that
you ARE responsible for your actions.
Speeds of 80-to 100 miles an hour: That's how fast the National
Weather Service estimates yesterday's tornado was traveling when it touched
down in Pittsylvania County.
News-7 Photographer Andrea DiRocco captured the tornado on videotape while
in Mount Airy at 9:40 yesterday morning.
At the same time, Carolyn Hubbard's roof blew off her home in Renan
(ree-nan)-Just two miles from where our crew was standing.
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((CAROLYN HUBBARD/RENAN RESIDENT:IT'S TAKEN A WHOLE DIFFERENT LOOK TODAY TO
YESTERDAY. YESTERDAY, I WAS JUST GLAD EVERYTHING WAS OVER WITH. TODAY I REALLY
SEE THE DAMAGE. ))
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OUT Q=see the damage.
Officials are still trying to come up with a dollar amount on damages
throughout the county.
Recycling is part of the daily routine for many people, and one school has
an award winning record.
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Highland Park Magnet school students came in third place in the State for
their collection of aluminum.
They got an award from Reynolds Aluminum for their recycling.
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Patrick Evans joins us from Highland Park to tell us more about the award
and how the school is using it.
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Stay tuned: hard to believe but NFL teams are getting ready for the
upcoming football season--
Steve has the story in tonight's Ticker.
On Health Check, one Roanoke family is struggling with medicaid,
trying to get bills covered, for this three-year-old boy battling a form of
cancer called retinoblastoma.
IN Q=In my opinion
((IN MY OPINION THE RIGHT HAND DON'T KNOW WHAT THE LEFT HAND IS DOING. THE BUCK
HAS NEVER SLOWED DOWN AT ANYBODY'S DESK, IT JUST KEEPS GOING. ))
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It will be the most comprehensive study yet on preventing diabetes-- using
about 150-million dollars and five years of research.
Government and private researchers are recruiting about four-thousand
volunteers who have high blood sugar, but have not yet contracted diabetes.
The study will test three approaches to preventing Type Two diabetes, which
accounts for most cases.
UNICEF has released the first comprehensive survey in a decade to look at
the problem of women dying in childbirth.
Some 585-thousand women die each year, during delivery.
Perhaps as many as 18-million suffer debilitating illness or injuries.
IN Q=The implications
((CAROL BELLAMY/UNICEF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:THE IMPLICATIONS, OBVIOUSLY
THE WORST BEING IF THE MOTHER DIES, BUT THE IMPLICATIONS FOR THE CHILD WHO
THEN DOESN'T HAVE A MOTHER AND IN PARTS OF THE WORLD, IF THE MOTHER ISN'T THERE
THE CHILD VIRTUALLY DOESN'T HAVE A FAMILY BECAUSE THE MOTHER IS THE PRIMARY
GENERATOR OF RESOURCES AND RAISES THE CHILDREN SO THE NEGATIVE IMPLICATIONS
OF FAILING TO MAKE THIS INVESTMENT ARE EVEN GREATER THAN MAKING IT IN THE FIRST
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OUT Q=in the first place
The survey faults the shortage of obstetric care in many countries.
It calls for better medical training of more midwives who could assist
mothers before, during and after delivery.
The figures are about 20-percent higher than previous estimates.
Three-quarters of Medicaid beneficiaries are either low-income pregnant
women, or children.
They are the least expensive recipients, accounting for only about a
quarter of program costs.
We talked to one family, in Roanoke, not so happy with their medicaid
benefits so far.
IN Q=It's been more
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OUT Q="you were denied."
IN Q=It's been more
((LEWIS DRUMMOND/FATHER: IT'S BEEN MORE OF A HEADACHE, BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO TAKE
CARE OF KIDS AND YOU HAVE TO WORK. AND YOU HAVE TO TURN AROUND AND FIGURE OUT
YOUR BILLS AND YOU HAVE TO FIGHT WITH PEOPLE LIKE MEDICAID THAT DON'T WANT TO
TAKE CARE OF THE BILLS. ))
OUT Q=of the bills.
This is the story of Lewis Drummond and his son Jonathan.
Though Jonathan is not even three years old, he's already endured
experiences most people will never have to.
His mother was killed two years ago in Florida by a drunk driver.
Drummond brought his children to Roanoke, where relatives help care for
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But now, Jonathan is battling cancer-- he has retino-blastoma, a condition
causing tumors in his eyes.
Jonathan has already lost his right eye-- just this weekend, he received
a prosthesis in Philadelphia.
But it turns out, Medicaid may not help.
IN Q=They say we
((SHERIL WHITESIDE/JONATHAN'S AUNT: THEY SAY WE NEEDED TO CALL SOCIAL SERVICES
TO FIND OUT WE HAD TO PUT HIM IN A CHILDREN SPECIALTY SERVICES
PROGRAM AT THAT TIME IN ORDER TO GET A PROSTHESIS OR TO GET HIS EYE REMOVED,
THEY'RE SAYING WE HAD TO GO THROUGH THIS PROCEDURE WHICH WE WERE NOT AWARE OF,
WE HAD NO IDEA ))
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And it's not the first time the family has run into problems with their
While Jonathan is energetic today, that's not the case after a round of
chemotherapy-- and that's when the family sometimes needs help-- so they
applied for home health care assistance.
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((SHERIL WHITESIDE: WE RAN INTO THE PROBLEM WITH MEDICAID, WHEN SOCIAL SERVICES
CAME OUT AND DID THEIR SCREENING THEY APPROVED HIM FOR IN-HOME CARE, FOR
SOMEONE TO COME IN AND TAKE CARE OF HIM WHILE HE'S ON THE CHEMOTHERAPY AND
AFTER WE HAD SOMEONE IN THE HOME WE GOT A PHONE CALL FROM SOMEONE FROM THE
AGENCY WHO SAID "YOU WERE DENIED." ))
OUT Q="you were denied."
Jonathan's family says their only help in getting to the bottom of all
this has been
Vinton Delegate Vic Thomas-- they say he's put great effort into untangling the
A sad word to pass along today.
Some of you may remember Tabatha Bailey, a little girl from Vinton who
was featured on several occasions on Health Check.
For two years, she battled Neuroblastoma-- a condition involving tumors of
the nervous system.
Her fight against the disease included chemotherapy, major surgery,
radiation and a bone marrow transplant.
Yesterday, she passed away, at the age of 7.
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Turning to sports-- Rosters are being completed for the 96 NFL Season
But it's history for the NHL-- Steve joins us to let us know who took home
the Stanley Cup.
Good afternoon everyone, the city of Denver and it's NHL hockey team woke up
with one big headache today after celebrating last night's Stanley Cup
1-nothing championship win.
The Colorado Avalanche needed triple overtime to finally sweep the Florida
Panthers for the franchises first ever Stanley Cup finals win.
In the third overtime, Uwe Krupp beat John Van Biesbrouck for the game
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((JOE SAKIC/AVALANCHE FORWARD:))
((CLAUDE LEMIEUX/AVALANCHE FORWARD:))
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SUPER=01-Claude Lemieux/Avalanche Forward; :10
OUT Q=...this year"
Celebrations in Denver after the win turned into a riot where police had to
get involved, more on that at 6.
The month of June is now 11 days old, the first day of summer is 9 days away
so, of course the NFL players are back on the field with a number of teams
conducting mini-camps this week.
One of the teams in action is the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The defending AFC champions have lost a number of key players from last year's
team including quarterback Neil O'Donnell.
And right now it looks like second year player Kordell Stewart is ahead of
Mike Tomzcak and Jim Miller in the race to lead the offense.
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((BILL COWHER/STEELERS HEAD COACH:))
((KORDELL STEWART/STEELERS QUARTERBACK:))
SUPER=01-Bill Cowher/Steelers Head Coach; :00
SUPER=01-Kordell Stewart/Steelers Quarterback; :19
OUT Q=...me out a lot."
Coming up at 6, we will tell you who Ferrum's new basketball coach is and
intern reporter Kent Shiner introduces us to some special baseball players.
See ya then.
Whiskey is making a comeback in T-V ads.
The latest ads use graduation as a theme.
((NAT SOUND ))
The "Wall Street Journal" reports Seagrams has been running ads on a Texas
It was decades ago that the industry voluntary banned ads.
But the Canada-based Seagrams company says that gave a competitive edge to
wine and beer.
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(ROBIN tosses to jean)
First there was McGruff the crime dog, now there's Spencer.
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Spencer is the newest addition to the Lynchburg police force.. Keith Humphry
is here with more.
Jean, Spencer is a two- year- old Labrador retriever SUPER=@Keith1;
specially trained to sniff out narcotics.
He and his handler are fresh out of the Virginia State police academy where
they underwent intensive training on how to detect illegal drugs.
The media today got a demonstration of just how good he is at his job.
Spencer is the first drug- sniffing dog ever employed by the Lynchburg
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We'll tell you more about him at 6.
Plus we'll have
the latest primary returns throughout the evening, with complete results on
NEWS-7 at 11-- and you can monitor them on the WDBJ homepage listed here on
That's it for NEWS-7 at FIVE, goodnight.