Up next on News 7 at Five-
A worker apparently falls at Cassell Coliseum at Virginia Tech-
Tracy Altizer is there.
Big job cuts could be coming for two area plants.
Plus we'll hear the taped conversations of Valujet Flight 592.
A little more humid, and a few more clouds, otherwise, not much going on
On Health Check-- A Salem fast food restaurant is back in business-- we'll
tell you about it's efforts at curbing salmonella.
The story, plus communication disorders in young children.
How they begin, and how they're treated.
A construction worker falls to his death at Cassell Collisieum on the
Virginia Tech Campus.
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Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at FIVE, I'm Jean Jadhon.
A construction worker who was working on the roof of Virginia Tech's Cassell
Coliseum has plunged to his death.
DOUBLE BOXES JEAN/TRACY
Tracy Altizer is on the Virginia Tech campus--
Tracy what can you tell us?
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(roll cue: "...ROOF FELL THROUGH .")
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SUPER=01-Jeff Douglas/Virginia Tech Spokesman;
OUT Q=arena floor below
(QUESTION: DO AUTHORITIES KNOW HOW THIS HAPPENED?)
TAPE# Video open tape
The bodies of the U-S servicemen killed in Saudi Arabia return to American
News cameras were kept away from Dover Air Force Base as the coffins
19 Americans died in the blast on an Air Force housing complex Tuesday.
wipe wipe wipe to Saudi story.
wipe wipe wipe
Meanwhile in France President Clinton used the G-7 summit to condemn World
((I EXPECT THE G-7 NATIONS TO ADOPT 40 VERY SPECIFIC RECOMMENDATIONS TO COMAT
CRIME AND TERRORISM AND TO INCREASE OUR EFFORTS TO PREVENT TERRORISTS FROM
COMMITTING THEIR CRIMES AND OUR ABILITY TO TRACK, CATCH AND PUNISH THEM WHEN
OUT Q=WHEN THEY DO."
SUPER=03-Dhahran, Saudi Arabia;
Meanwhile in Saudi Arabia, an F-B-I team is working with local
investigators searching the rubble for clues.
Already two Muslim militant groups have claimed responsibility.
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The F-A-A today released the taped conversation between the pilot of
Valujet Flight 592 and the Miami Control tower.
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The moments before the crash must have been chaotic, but in the cockpit the
pilots did their best to stay in calm as they detect smoke on board.
IN Q= 5-9-2...
OUT Q=smoke in the cabin"
On the tapes, Valujet is referred to as critter because of the smiling
airplane used as the company logo-
After the transmission about smoke, several calls to critter 592 go
IN Q=CRITTER 592
OUT Q=maintain three thousand."
110 people died when the Valujet plane crashed into the Everglades last
In Bedford and Henry County, it's a tale of two plants.
Both have aging facilities and are in fiercely competitive environments.
Now, big job cuts are a possibility.
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Len Besthoff says in both cases productivity is playing a role.
Len, can either of these situations be reversed?
Jean in the case of Rubatex in Bedford it could happen,
but at the Dupont nylon plant in Henry County the chances are more remote.
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((JOHN WINSKE/DUPONT PLANT MANAGER: TODAY IS NOT THE ISSUE. AND IT'S
IMPORTANT FOR EVERYONE TO UNDERSTAND THAT WE FIND OURSELVES WITH AN OLDER PLANT
AND A SITUATION COMING IN THE FACT THAT WE JUST DON'T THINK WE'RE GOING TO BE
ABLE TO COPE WITH HERE.))
SUPER=01-John Winske/Dupont Plant Manager;
OUT Q=cope with here.
Dupont's plant manager says an ongoing study indicates that in the long
term, productivity gains realized by its 600 employees still won't be enough to
keep up with foreign competition, and the operation could close within the next
At Rubatex, negotiations between the company and the union on a new contract
are moving slowly, due in part to a disagreement over wage increases.
The company is apparently getting fed up, and since the plant isn't meeting
its productivity standards, Rubatex may just transfer 300 jobs to Arkansas.
In both cases it looks like the companies have options, because the actual
physical plants we're talking about are each several decades old.
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(QUESTION: SO IF DUPONT DOES CLOSE, WHAT WILL IT DO WITH THE PLANT?)
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Stick around for more NEWS-7 at FIVE--
tonight O-J Simpson opens his house and hosts an anti-violence fundraiser
Plus, on Health CHeck, Americans are apparently quite sick of being told
what they should and shouldn't eat!
This week's edition of Growin' It focuses on plants that can take the heat.
His report and the Two Minute Ticker as NEWS-7 at FIVE, continues.
Yesterday's Supreme Court decision to allow women into VMI is sparking
uncertainty for everyone involved.
One of the questions left in the aftermath- is the future of single-sex
education in America.
Hollins College offcials say the high court has made a strong dividing line
between private and public learning institutions.
They say schools like Hollins will not be affected.
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((LINDA STEELE/HOLLINS COLLEGE: I THINK THERE HAS BEEN A CLEAR RECORD WITH THE
COURTS TO FIND A FUNDAMENTAL DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SINGLE SEX PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS
AND SINGLE SEX PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS. AND I THINK THE COURTS HAVE BEEN VERY CLEAR
ON THAT ISSUE. ))
SUPER=01-Linda Steele/Hollins College;
OUT Q=on that issue
Presidents of private Virginia colleges are meeting this week with state
lawmakers at the Homestead Resort and will discuss the VMI ruling.
O-J Simpson is hosting an anti-violence fund-raiser at his Los Angeles home
tonight, and Kim Goldman doesn't like it.
The sister of murder-victim Ronald Goldman says it's hypocritical for
Simpson to host such an affair, especially in the house where she says he beat
Nicole Brown Simpson.
The football legend was acquitted of murdering his ex-wife and Goldman, but
is still battling a wrongful death lawsuit.
Simpson says he's against abuse of any kind.
The state Board of Education is serious about getting back to the basics.
For the first time ever, if students don't pass a new statewide testing
program, the board is talking about shutting schools down.
Board members are gearing up for public hearings on the standards of
accreditation for schools.
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((MICHELLE EASTON/VA. BOARD OF EDUCATION: AND THAT INCLUDES EVERYTHING AND
ANYTHING THAT SCHOOLS DO. UNDERSTANDING OF COURSE THAT THIS BOARD OF COURSE,
CLEARLY IS INTERESTED IN A SHARPER FOCUS ON ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT.))
SUPER=01-Michelle Easton/Va. Board of Education;
OUT Q=academic achievement.
That means math, science, English, and history -- but critics worry about
IN Q=We're concerned
((ROB JONES/VA. EDUCATION ASSOC.: WE'RE CONCERNED ABOUT ABOUT ART AND MUSIC,
AND WE'RE CONCERNED ABOUT HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION, FOREIGN LANGUAGE, LIFE
AND FAMILY SKILLS, THE VOCATIONAL AREAS. UH, WE ARE VERY CONCERNED THAT WE
HAVE SOME PROTECTION FOR THOSE PROGRAMS.))
SUPER=01-Rob Jones/Va. Education Assoc.;
OUT Q=those programs.
Public hearings will be announced for this fall on the new standards.
The Allen administration's new 3rd, 5th, 8th, and 11th grade testing program
is currently out to bid.
Stay tuned--Meteorologist Robin Reed has the weekend forecast coming up.
And in tonight's Growin It, Patrick Evans tells us about some plants that
thrive in the heat.
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Drought is NOT one of the problems gardens in our region have faced this
season, but there are many varieties of plants that can withstand dry weather
and still look great.
That's the subject of today's Growin' It with Patrick Evans.
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SUPER=21-Patrick Evans; :00
SUPER=01-Bob Lyons/Horticulture Gardens Director; :17 QUICK
OUT Q=GROWIN IT.
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Still to come....how did some of the underclassmen do in the NBA draft?
Mike will have the rundown in tonight's Ticker.
On Health Check-- communication disorders among toddlers.
How to spot and treat difficulties your child may be having.
IN Q=Her ear
((HER EAR INFECTIONS HAVE POSSIBLY CAUSED A SLIGHT HEARING LOSS IN AN EAR SO
BECAUSE OF THAT THE SPEECH DOESN'T SEEM TO BE DEVELOPING PROPERLY. ))
OUT Q=developing properly
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The Hardee's restaurant in Salem closed for health reasons, reopened today.
Yesterday health department officials forced the fast food restaurant to
close after two workers tested positive for salmonella.
Out-of-town employees are operating the restaurant for now.
The original workers will return after they they've completed medical tests
and food handling classes.
There've been no reports of any customers contracting salmonella.
The American Medical Association wants to see that all pregnant women
undergo AIDS tests-- by making screenings mandatory.
It was a close vote by physicians, and it goes against the A-M-A's tradition
of RECOMMENDING doctors COUNSEL all pregnant women to get them to agree to be
Critics worry many women at high risk for H-I-V won't get prenatal care if
they know they have to be tested.
Supporters note that H-I-V-infected women are only one-third as likely to
pass on the disease if they're treated before they give birth.
First birthdays never come for millions of babies worldwide.
Some eight million die-- mostly from disease or inadequate care.
A United Nations report says the death toll could be reduced by immediate
breast-feeding, early detection of newborn diseases -- plus better maternal
health and nutrition care.
About 98 percent of infant deaths occur in developing countries.
The highest rates are in Africa, followed by south-central Asian countries.
A baby's first words are one for the most anticipated events for
most new parents.
But sometimes those "muffled sounds" from infancy last well into
IN Q=Current research
((BETH BROWN/CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL: CURRENT RESEARCH INDICATES THAT ONE OUT OF 25
PRESCHOOLERS PRESENTS WITH SOME FORM OF COMMUNICATION DIFFICULTY, THIS COULD
INCLUDE ANYTHING FROM A COMMUNICATION DISORDER RESULTING FROM HEARING LOSS OR
IT COULD BE JUST DELAY IN THEIR SPEECH AND LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT. ))
SUPER=01-Beth Brown/Children's Hospital; :
OUT Q=language development.
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Hearing loss can be the result of chronic ear infections, childhood
illnesses like meningitis and rubella, even genetic factors may play a role.
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((ONE OF THE RED FLAGS THAT PARENTS SHOULD BE CONCERNED IS IF THE CHILD BY 18
MONTHS DOESN'T HAVE A CORE VOCABULARY OF 15-25 WORDS THAT THEY USE
Another key-- if your child is easily frustrated with his or her inability
If you do suspect a problem, have your child screened.
The American Medical Association is issuing a warning about driving and
Drowsy drivers cause more than 15-hundred deaths a year.
In fact, there's discussion about issuing new licensing guidelines for
people who have sleep-related disorders.
Sleep disorders can range from sleep apnea, in which the momentary closing
of an airway awakens a person repeatedly, to chronic fatigue caused by a lack
One expert on the topic says drowsy driving is America's "hidden
If your legs look like they're painted with spider webs, the latest laser
technology may be the answer.
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Doctors say spider veins are more common than vericose veins--plus they are
more difficult to treat with needles.
Now, a laser can actually zap away the tiny veins.
((DR. GLEN GOLDSTEIN/DERMATOLOGIST: WITH THE LASER TECHNIQUE WE ARE ABLE TO
USE A LIGHT WITHOUT ANY NEEDLES AT ALL...THE LIGHT PASSES THROUGH THE SKIN,
GETS ABSORBED BY THE RED BLOOD CELLS, HEATS UP THOSE VESSELS AND ACTUALLY BLOWS
THEM UP AND LEAVES A LITTLE BRUISE IN ITS PLACE.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Glen Goldstein/Dermatologist; :11 quick
OUT Q=in its place.
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In most cases, the bruises only last a couple weeks and then fade away.
((MARSHA HERMAN/PATIENT: THIS SEEMS TO BE A MUCH EASIER PROCEDURE IT JUST
FEELS LIKE LITTLE PIN PRICKS, IT REALLY IS RELATIVELY PAINLESS.))
OUT Q=RELATIVELY PAINLESS.
Doctor Goldstein even tried the treatment himself.
He says a third of the spider veins were eliminated in the first treatment.
But he says it usually takes three to wipe them out.
One precaution: beware of the sun.
Doctors say you might see some skin discoloration-- so they suggest
staying out of direct sunlight for several weeks following the treatment.
Here's some news that certainly won't surprise you-- and frankly, it
doesn't surprise me, either.
A new national survey finds consumers-- that's us-- are getting fed up with
expert advice about food.
Many say while they're curious, the advice is always conflicting-- and
they're left not knowing what to eat.
The poll was conducted by "Prevention" magazine and the Food
Turning now to sports-- How did that record number of underclassman do in
the NBA draft?
Let's head into the sports office and check in with Mike Stevens for those
answers as well as some news concerning Tech head coach Frank Beamer.
Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the Thursday afternoon two minute
Earlier this week I told you Frank Beamer had landed a five year contract
extension to stay on as Virginia Tech's head football coach,
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Well, tonight the coach and his wife Cheryl are giving back to the
This afternoon the university announced that the Beamer's have donated
50-thousand dollars to Tech.
The gift will be used for facilities improvements, and it marks the second
time Beamer has given his alma mater 50 thousand dollars.
He also did so in 1991.
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Allen Iverson should be able to make a little donation to his former college
Georgetown if he so chooses in the coming years.
Last night he Hampton native was the top pick in the NBA draft when the 76ers
At six feet tall, he is the shortest number one ever.
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((ALLEN IVERSON/NUMBER PICK OF THE 76ERS:))
SUPER=01-Allen Iverson/Number One Pick of the 76ers; :00
OUT Q=... IT FEELS GOOD."
Atlantic 10 player of the year Marcus Camby was the second player taken by
the Toronto Raptors.
Camby left U-Mass a year early, but he plans to enroll at the University of
Toronto while he's playing.
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((MARCUS CAMBY/NUMBER TWO PICK IN THE DRAFT:))
SUPER=01-Marcus Camby/Number Two Pick In The Draft; :00
OUT Q=...FOR GRADUATION."
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Tonight st six we'll hear from one of the Hornets first round picks former
Kentucky great Tony Delk.
The Seattle Mariners scored all the runs they would need by the third
inning in a 9 to 1 rout of the Blue Jays in Toronto.
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The Jays got an early start. Ed Sprague hits this high fly double to
center field Otis Nixon crosses the plate at home and Toronto led 1 to nothing
in the bottom of the first.
But Seattle rallied. In the top of the second Paul Sorrento gets all of
this Paul Quantrill pitch sending it over the left field wall for a solo homer
tieing the score at one.
Then in the third Brian Hunter SUPER=35-Seattle/==9/Toronto/==1;hits a
shot to right field Jay Buhner rounds the bases to score Seattle led 2 to 1 and
the Mariners win it 9 to 1.
A health update on Dodgers' manager Tommy Lasorda, plus Wimbledon highlights
and Roy Stanley checking in from Johnny Newman's camp in Danville coming up at
Have a great night folks.
take a break
Eddie Murphy is now officially a star.
At least, he now HAS his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Murphy started playing comedy clubs as a teenager.
Hit movies like "48 Hours" and the "Beverly Hills Cop" trilogy turned Murphy
into an international star.
Yesterday he joined the elite on Hollywood Boulevard.
IN Q=This July
((EDDIE MURPHY/ACTOR: THIS JULY NINTH WILL BE 20 YEARS FOR ME IN THIS BUSINESS
AND I CAN'T THINK OF A MORE WONDERFUL THING TO GET THIS 20 YEARS IN. ))
OUT Q=20 years in.
Murphy's latest project is the movie, "The Nutty Professor".
(toss to robin)
(ROBIN tosses to jean)
Over the weekend, we reported about a nine year old Roanoke boy, who says
he was roughed up by police.
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As we hear from Keith Humphry, the story is unfolding, amidst allegations
Jean, now one citizen's groupSUPER=@Keith1; :
is concerned that the police are trying to (----------------)
silence the boy's mother.
But, we'll take a closer look-- including the police account, and some
thoughts on race relations in the Roanoke Valley.
That's what we're covering, double boxes Keith/Jean
along with more stuff on News 7 at SIX.
(ad lib bye)