News-7 at Five is coming up next:
Fire consumes another black church in the south...
Some scary moments on the rocks in Giles County-- as a teenager falls 40
feet during a hike.
And can these three pigs live in Vinton?
A few "heat of the day" thunderstorms followed by some locally dense fog.
The complete weather details are coming up.
On Health Check,
Heroin use is on the rise.
We'll show you the new advertisements designed to do something about it.
Plus, it's a new twist on liposuction surgery.
Join us, for a visit to U-V-A, where they've improved the procedure.
((WE WANT TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS. THAT'S WHY WE'RE POURING SO MANY
RESOURCES ON THIS AT ONE TIME, BECAUSE IT'S TOTALLY OUT OF HAND.))
OUT Q=TOTALLY OUT OF HAND."
That's what Federal agents are saying as yet another church fire breaks
GRAPHIC=news-7 at five
Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at Five, I'm Jean Jadhon.
The latest fire started early this morning at a 100 year old church in
Rocky Point, North Carolina.
SUPER=03-Rocky Point, NC;
Not much is left of The Hills Chapel Baptist Church.
One wall remains standing and that's about all.
The Reverend says he doesn't know of anyone who would want to hurt the
((REV. W.T. HOWARD/PASTOR: DO YOU THINK IT WAS RACIALLY MOTIVATED? NO. I DON'T
THINK THAT. REPORTER: WHY NOT? PASTOR: WE ALL GET ALONG WELL, WHITE AND BLACK
ALL THE PEOPLE HERE.))
SUPER=01-Rev. W.T. Howard/Pastor;
OUT Q=ALL THE PEOPLE HERE.
The Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has joined the
Authorities have not determined arson yet, but say the blaze fits the
pattern of the other black church burnings in the south.
A week-long hiking trip along the Appalachian Trail came to an abrupt end
for one teenager this morning.
16-year old Daniel White was trying to rock climb... when he lost his
balance and fell 40-feet off a Giles County cliff.
The teen was airlifted to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
But amazingly, he suffered no serious injuries.
IN Q=He was
((DONNIE SURBUR/NEWPORT RESCUE SQUAD: HE WAS REAL LUCKY TO BE AWAKE AND
ORIENTED AND TALKING TO US. HE WAS IN GOOD SPIRITS. HE WANTED TO KNOW ALL OF
US. HE THANKED ALL OF US INDIVIDUALLY ON THE WAY OUT. SO HE WAS VERY LUCKY. ))
SUPER=01-Donnie Surbur/Newport Rescue Squad;
OUT Q=very lucky
White is in stable condition.
Hospital officials say there's a strong possibility the teenager will be
A Lynchburg man is on trial today for a murder outside a business, where
several violent incidents have occurred recently.
29-year old Danny R. Jones is charged with shooting to death Robert Lewis
Allen January 21st.
Allen was killed during a confrontation outside the Glass House restaurant,
the first of two murders there this year.
Authorities say they're looking for ways to curb the violence.
IN Q=We're involved in
((CHIEF CHARLES BENNETT/LYNCHBURG POLICE: WE'RE INVOLVED IN LOOKING AT THAT
LOCATION SPECIFICALLY AS WELL AS SOME OTHERS IN THE CITY, WE'LL BE ABLE TO TAKE
STEPS SUCH AS LOOKING AT LICENSING REQUIREMENTS AND OTHER SORTS OF PERMITS THAT
ARE ISSUED THERE TO ENSURE THAT THEIR BUSINESS DOES NOT REPRESENT A DANGER TO
SUPER=01-Chief Charles Bennett/Lynchburg Police; :00
OUT Q=to the public.
Glass House owners could NOT be reached for comment.
There's going to be a runoff election in Russia.
Boris Yeltsin is already back on the campaign trial.
He is up against communist (Gannadi Zoo-Ganoff) Gennadi Zyuganov- who came
in second to Yeltsin yesterday.
((WE REAFFIRM OUT SUPPORT FOR DEMOCRACY FOR MARKET REFORMS AND WE WILL BE
WATCHING THE DEVELOPMENTS OF EVENTS WITH GREAT INTEREST.))
OUT Q=WITH GREAT INTEREST."
Yeltsin got 35 percent of the vote- just a few points ahead of Zuganoff
but not enough to win. The two face a runoff election in July.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Straight ahead on NEWS-7 at FIVE- Pigs versus policy: Who wins when it
comes to pet pigs in Vinton--
And holey-moley.... check out this sink hole that's feasting on one Florida
Dangerous is an understatement for this story.
Deadly, rather, is more appropriate.
On Health Check, a tragic report involving what's called car-surfing.
The American Red Cross is diving into its Learn to Swim program.
Patrick joins us poolside from Washington Park as News-7 at Five continues.
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal
Roanoke City Council approved the rental inspection plan today amid
complaints that officials have watered down the plan.
double boxes Joed/Jean
City officials defended the program and this afternoon Joe Dashiell reports
all but one member of council voted to implement it beginning in July.
Joe, what were those complaints?
(Joe ad lib)
(roll cue: "...does not have enough teeth.")
IN Q=and it seems
SUPER=01-Rev. Wayne Harrison/Belmont Baptist Church;
SUPER=01-Kathy Hill/Riverland Alert Neighbors;:25
OUT Q=workshops were useless
(joe ad lib)
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A trio of pet pigs in Vinton must move out of town.
Wilbur, Arnold and Charlotte have been living with the Saunders family for
more than two years.
But, today a circuit court judge ruled that keeping the pigs violates a town
SOT 10.50.18 - 10.50.27
IN Q=I don't think
((EMMA SAUNDERS/PIG OWNER: I DON'T THINK IT'S FAIR. I DON'T THINK IT'S RIGHT
IN WHAT THEY'RE DOING. I STILL DON'T. DO YOU THINK BY THEIR ACTIONS THEY'RE
SINGLING YOU OUT? YES, I DO.))
SUPER=01-Emma Saunders/Pig Owner;
OUT Q=Yes, I do.
Today's action follows a ruling last summer in favor of the Saunders
Since then, Vinton officials amended the ordinance and brought the family
back to court.
Emma Saunders says she's been trying to move out of the city to save her
pigs but hasn't found another home yet.
She says she probably won't appeal the decision and will insted put the pigs
After a big storm it's not unusual for folks to go outside and check out
That's what a Florida family did- only to find this-
A sinkhole 40 feet wide in the middle of their front yard.
The hole devoured part of the driveway and if it grows larger the house
could be in danger.
More than a foot of rain came down on Hernando County in the Tampa region
causing many sinkholes.
The pool is the place to be this time of year.
But if you don't know how to swim, or need help with the strokes, you can
Learn to Swim with the American Red Cross.
(Patrick ad lib)
stocks bump next
GRAPHIC=American Red Cross
Swimming pools are open, and many folks are staying in the water trying to
beat the 90 degree heat.
DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Patrick Evans joins us pool-side, along with the American Red Cross, to
remind us of some water safety tips- to make sure everyone stays safe at the
pool this summer.
SUPER=01-Betty Whittaker/American Red Cross;
DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN
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Stick around-- Pro football player Brian Blades is acquitted by a judge.
Steve has details during tonight's Two Minute Ticker.
On Health Check, liposuction has long been used to surgically remove fat--
Now doctors at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center have
improved the treatment.
IN Q=So it's designed
((SO IT'S DESIGNED FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE COLLECTIONS OF SUB-CUTANEOUS FAT, FAT
BENEATH THE SKIN, THAT BOTHERS THEM))
OUT Q=that bothers them.
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The Heroin problem is increasing in this country-- as users have
discovered you don't have to inject it with a needle.
It can also be snorted and smoked: it's being used by people as young as
the 7th and 8th grade.
To do something about the problem, "The Partnership for a Drug Free
America" today unveiled it's latest ad campaign, targeting young adults.
The new ads are brought to you by the same people who did the "this is
your brain on drugs" campaign.
You might remember the egg in the frying pan.
IN Q=music Nat FULL
SUPER=04-Public Service Announcement; :00
OUT Q=rest of your life! then NAT end on black screen
The adds hope to de-glamorize heroin, without being preachy.
Take a look at this one.
IN Q=nat music FULL
SUPER=04-Public Service Announcement; :02
OUT Q=nat music ends on black
A tragic death for a teenager in Massachusetts.
18-year-old Patrick Swift died after falling from the roof of a friend's
car while "car-surfing."
He was standing on the roof of the vehicle-- it was moving-- when he
slipped and crashed to the pavement.
The 16-year-old girl who was driving the car faces juvenile charges of
motor vehicle homicide.
Many people are familiar with liposuction-- a way surgeon's can vacuum fat
from the body.
Now, though, doctors at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center
have improved the procedure, for use in other parts of the body-- mainly the
head and neck.
It's called soft-tissue shaving, or lipo-shaving, and you may be wondering
just WHO would want to undergo such a thing.
IN Q=Ideally it's someone
SUPER=01-Dr. Stephen Park/Head & Neck Surgeon; :00
SUPER=04-University of Virginia; :31
SUPER=01-Ruby Kennedy/Liposhaving Patient; 1:18
OUT Q=good health.
IN Q=Ideally it's someone
((DR. STEPHEN PARK/HEAD & NECK SURGEON: IDEALLY IT'S SOMEONE WHO HAS A PART OF
THEIR BODY THEY ARE UNHAPPY WITH, THAT IS A FULLNESS, SO THE CLASSIC PATIENT IS
A MIDDLE-AGE PERSON WHO HAS A DOUBLE CHIN. IN OTHER WORDS, NOT SOMEONE WHO HAS
TREMENDOUS ELASTICITY IN THEIR SKIN, WHERE THEY HAVE-- WE CALL IT A TURKEY
GOBLET-- IT'S ACTUALLY JUST A FULLNESS, A COLLECTION OF FAT UNDERNEATH. ))
OUT Q=fat underneath.
Dr. Stephen Park believes his new soft tissue shaving procedure and the
liposhaver tool that he created with another U-V-A staffer, allows surgeons to
be more precise.
IN Q=And all
((DR. PARK: AND ALL WE ARE DOING IS TO REALLY STAB INCISION, THAT ARE A THIRD
OF AN INCH IN LENGTH, AND THROUGH THAT INCISION PUTTING THIS INSTRUMENT IN
AND EXTRACTING FAT WITHOUT CHANGING OR REMOVING EXCESS SKIN, CHANGING THE
CONTOUR OF THE BODY-- THE FACE OR THE NECK AND AND ALLOWING THAT SKIN TO
RE-ADHERE OR RE-DRAPE OVER THAT NEW SHAPE.))
OUT Q=that new shape.
Liposhaving only takes minutes, as Ruby Kennedy can attest.
She was awake during the procedure.
The most uncomfortable part is the dressing she'll have to wear for a week.
IN Q=I thought if
((RUBY KENNEDY/LIPOSHAVING PATIENT: I THOUGHT IF I COULD HEAR THE MACHINES
WORKING, I'D GET NERVOUS. BUT I DIDN'T, AND TIME-WISE IT WAS MUCH MUCH SHORTER
THAN WHAT I EXPECTED TO BE IN THERE. ))
OUT Q=be in there.
Other people may undergo liposhaving to diminish prominent folds in the
face or neck, that make them appear to be constantly frowning.
Dr. Park though, offers one caveat:.
IN Q=Ideally these
((DR. PARK: IDEALLY THESE ARE FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE ALREADY LOST WEIGHT AND HAVE
SPECIFIC OR ISOLATED AREAS THAT BOTHER THEM. BY NO MEANS IS IT SUPPOSED TO
REPLACE EXERCISE OR GENERAL GOOD HEALTH.))
OUT Q=good health.
This procedure is purely cosmetic, there's no real health benefit to
removing excess fat around your head and neck, so insurance does not cover
Patients have come from around the country to undergo the procedure in
It can cost up to two-thousand dollars.
Seattle Seahawk Brian Blades is found not guilty by a judge--
Steve Mason has that story and a report on the Bulls' championship win.
Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your Monday ticker. The Chicago Bulls
are celebrating perhaps their sweetest championship today.
It was definitely the most sentimental one of the 4 titles for Michael
Jordan. Jordan, whose father was murdered, lead his team to the 87-75 title
victory on Father's Day.
Now the question is, will the team stay together.
IN Q="I believe"
((MICHAEL JORDAN/NBA FINALS MVP:))
SUPER=01-Michael Jordan/NBA Finals MVP; :00
SUPER=03-Fort Lauderdale, FL;
Of course Jordan was speaking of Scottie Pippen. In NFL news, Seattle
Seahawk receiver Brian Blades was cleared of manslaughter charges.
Today, a Florida circuit judge set aside a jury's guilty verdict and
acquitted Blades, who was facing up to 10 years in prison for his alledged
involvement in the shooting death of his cousin Charles.
This years Scott Robertson Memorial Golf Tournament is scheduled for August
13-th through the 15-th at the Roanoke Country club.
The event has been rewarded with a 50 per cent increase in American Junior
Golf Association Points for the tournament champion.
IN Q="In the past...
((MIKE SMITH/TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN: ))
SUPER=01-Mike Smith/Tournament Committee Chairman; :00
OUT Q=.....we have been."
Nine state champions have applied and applications have been received from
20 different states and three international countries.
And the winner will automatically qualify for the Eastern and Southern
IN Q="That's a big
OUT Q=....do that."
Coming up at six, Roy Stanley will tell us about the Roanoke Star Youth 13
team that is getting it's kicks here and on the regional scene, plus we will
have more on the Bull run. Have a good night.
The Olympic torch is getting a bit closer to Atlanta.
Today is day 52 for the cross country relay, that's expected to cover
Yesterday thousands of people cheered from the sidelines as runners and
bikers brought the torch into downtown Hartford, Connecticut.
Later this week the torch winds its way through the Commonwealth.
More than 200 people were picked to carry the flame through the state on
Friday and Saturday.
The torch relay began April 27th in Los Angeles, and it's expected to
arrive in Atlanta on July 19th for opening ceremonies.
(toss to robin)
(ROBIN tosses to jean)
(ad lib bye)