Straight ahead on NEWS-7 at FIVE.
It's Election Day in Russia-- we'll give you preliminary results.
Another vote for Rubatex union members is on the way.
And Arthur Ashe is being remembered in Richmond.
Winds are picking up out of the northwest and will provide a dry holiday
forecast. The complete weather story just ahead.
On Health Check, some new findings of interest for women with a family
history of breast cancer.
Plus touch therapy, and the power of massage when it comes to treating
It's all coming up next, on News 7 at FIVE.
The polls are closed, now the tallying begins-- In PRELIMINARY results,
it's Boris Yeltsin claiming victory.
SS=news-7 at five
Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at Five, I'm Connie Stevens.
For Russian voters, the two candidates reflect two very different choices.
The continued reforms of Boris Yeltsin, or a return to communism under
Gennady Zyuganov (Zoo-GAH-noff)
Jonathon Sanders reports from Moscow.
SUPER=01-Jonathan Sanders/Reporting; 1:15
OUT Q=JS, CBS NEWS Moscow
(( Russian voters today gave incumbent Boris Yeltsin a victory over communist
Gennady Zugyanov in a presidential run-off election.
Officials will tally millions of ballots through the night and into
tomorrow, but a CBS news exit poll shows Yeltsin clearly winning over Zugyanov
by a comfortable, but not overwhelming margin.
Boris Yeltsin won four more years in power despite worries about his health.
The Russian leader triggered new fears this morning when he voted near a
country residence instead of his habitual Moscow polling place...
Yeltsin said he "wanted to avoid a crush of reporters"--aides said the 65
year old was suffering from a cold and fatigue.
His opponent Gennady Zugyanov was a picture of energy and optimism when he
voted. He and his comrades again made the communist party a powerful force,
but not powerful enough to win.
(( SICK YELTSIN IS BETTER THAN IDEOLOGICALLY STRONG ZUGYANOV))
Young voters and people living in the big cities gave Yeltsin a decisive
victory over Zugyanov.
JONATHAN SANDERS: As Yeltsin won this battle others loom. Now he must make
peace with the communists to get a new cabinet approved by parliament...and
with Yeltsin's health ever more in
doubt there is the question who will succeed him as the next president of
Russia. Jonathon Sanders, CBS News, Moscow.))
Rubber workers in Bedford will have another chance to vote on a proposal
that could prevent hundreds of jobs from leaving central Virginia.
On Sunday, union members narrowly rejected a Rubatex Corporation plan to
make its Bedford intrusion facility more efficient.
Rubatex then said it would move the operation to its Colt, Arkansas plant,
taking with it 287 jobs.
While the company proposal remains the same, a NEW union vote has been
scheduled for next Monday.
Human Resources Director Jerry Kirschke (kersh-kee) says if the vote is
strongly in favor this time, the company would reconsider closing the Bedford
At least two people were killed in a blaze at a fireworks distributor in
SUPER=03-Lawrence Co., OH;
Fire officials say it happened at the Ohio River Fireworks store in
Lawrence County, Ohio this afternoon.
They say the flames erupted when children were shooting off fireworks
outside a storage area.
At least 20 people were in the store when the flames broke out.
GRAPHIC=welfare in va
Two thousand people who used to receive welfare now have jobs, and most of
them are working full time.
State officials say that proves Virginia's year- old welfare reform program
is working better than anyone expected.
The three regions charged with implementing the plan are celebrating it's
first birthday today.
Social-workers credit the private sector for helping make welfare reform a
IN Q=We have not
((CLARENCE CARTER/VA SOCIAL SERVICES COMMISSIONER: WE HAVE NOT CREATED ONE
WELFARE JOB. WE PREPARE WELFARE RECIPIENTS FOR THE JOBS THE VIRGINIA ECONOMY
CREATES, AND UNDER THOSE CONSTRAINTS THE PRIVATE SECTOR IS HAPPY TO DO ITS JOB
AND HAS STEPPED UP TO THE PLATE IN GREAT MEASURE IN THIS.))
SUPER=01-Clarence Carter/Va. Social Services Commissioner; :00
OUT Q=great measure in this.
Carter also says a legal challenge to the program's paternity policy does
not mean the law needs to be changed.
Last week, a federal judge ruled the state could NOT deny benefits to two
women who can't identify the father of their children.
They've ruled out U-F-Os, sabotage and computer hackers, but it could take
a while to shed light on why power went out in the West, yesterday.
The outage affected at least eight states and more than one and a-half
It happened on a day when temperatures hit 100 degrees in parts of the
region...leaving people with no air conditioning.
Today, utility officials are trying to figure out what caused the chain
They say it could take days to trace the outage.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Straight ahead--on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- they're paving the way through the
Commonwealth for Interstate 73 funding, we'll have an update.
And while Wimbledon is in full swing in England, it's fitting that a bronze
statue of tennis great Arthur Ashe is coming home to Richmond.
On Health Check, some Olympic athletes are crediting a supplement with
shaving seconds off their scores.
Stay with us. News 7 at FIVE continues.
Community leaders are celebrating their success at bringing the planned
route for Interstate 73 through the Roanoke Valley.
But today they were also warned the fight for federal funding is just
The Commonwealth Transportation Board has allocated six million dollars in
federal funds for planning and design work.
Construction on some segments could begin in five to ten years.
But today in Roanoke, state and federal officials also urged community
leaders to maintain a united front.
IN Q=Folks this is a long haul
((ROBERT MARTINEZ/STATE TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY: FOLKS THIS IS A LONG HAUL.
AND TO KEEP THIS MOVING I NEED YOUR CONTINUED COMMITMENT AND IT HAS GOT TO BE
SUPER=01-Robert Martinez/State Transportation Secretary;
OUT Q=has got to be vocal.
The Virginia segment of I-73 will run from Bluefield, through Roanoke, and
down US 220 to the North Carolina line.
State officials say it will take about three years to identify the actual
alignment of the highway.
If you are planning to visit Washington D-C, you still won't be able to
drive down Pennsylvania Avenue.
The Secret Service is standing firm on keeping roadblocks on the street in
front of the White House.
Pressure has been growing to reopen the road by those who say rush-hour
traffic has become a nightmare.
Pennsylvania Avenue has been blocked for security reasons since the Oklahoma
The director of the Secret Service says even a partial reopening would
create an unacceptable risk of deaths and bomb damage.
A 15-hundred pound bronze statue of tennis star Arthur Ashe has arrived in
Workers installed the statue today at its final resting place on the
city's historic Monument Avenue.
IN Q=I have to
((PAUL DI PASQUALE/ARTIST: I HAVE TO TELL YOU, IT'S LIKE THE LAST LAP AROUND
THE TRACK AND THERE'S A FINISH LINE AND I'M NOT THINKING ABOUT ANYTHING ELSE
EXCEPT THE CAREFUL JOB, SAFE JOB AND SUCCESSFUL INSTALLATION.))
SUPER=01-Paul Di Pasquale/Artist; :
The unveiling ceremony is set for a week from today, on Ashe's birthday.
Ashe, who was from Richmond, was the first black man to win Wimbledon and
the U-S Open.
He died in 1993 of complications from AIDS.
Downtown Roanoke's revitalization continues....
IN Q=Today we are...
OUT Q=next on News 7 at Five.
stocks bump next
The business environment on the Roanoke City Market is filled with life as
new enterprises give old buildings a breath of fresh air.
Patrick Evans reports on one facility enjoying a new lease on life.
IN Q=Today we're at
SUPER=21-Patrick Evans; :00
SUPER=01-Leman Dudley/La Pasaj; 1:12
OUT Q=News 7 at Five
go to robin
health music under
Don't go away, we'll check out the acting debut of the infamous Joey
And on Health Check-- a warning to women under age 50.
A new study finds breast tumors in younger women can grow rapidly-- in less
than two years.
IN Q=I'm not sure
((I'M NOT SURE THAT ANY SCREENING TEST WILL BE AMENABLE TO DETECTING CANCER
EARLY IN YOUNGER WOMEN. SO I THINK THE FOCUS OUGHT TO BE SCREENING OLDER WOMEN
AND FINDING TREATMENTS FOR YOUNGER WOMEN. ))
OUT Q=younger women.
health bump next
An ongoing debate over WHEN women should get mammograms has long divided
the medical community.
This latest study offers some new findings-- but still raises the same
IN Q=the government
SUPER=01-Dr. Peter Jokich/Rush Presbyterian Medical Center; :26
SUPER=01-Dr. Karla Kerlikowske/San Francisco V-A Med. Center; :45
SUPER=01-Susan Garrison/Patient; 1:21
OUT Q=doing it.
The government has said mammograms aren't that useful until after age 50.
Although the American Cancer Society recommends women UNDER 50 get screened
every year or two.
Now a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests
younger women may actually need more frequent mammograms-- in part BECAUSE of
denser breast tissue.
This is the mammogram of a 60 year old, and this of a 30 year old.
SOT 10:33:21 from 10na
IN Q=You put
((YOU PUT A WHITE TUMOR IN THIS GENERAL WHITE BACKGROUND AND IT'S VERY
DIFFICULT TO SEE ))
OUT Q=difficult to see
Researchers were also surprised by the finding that mammography was LEAST
useful for younger women who had a family history of breast cancer-- possibly
because of the rapid progression of tumors from undetectable to large cancers.
SOT 1:23:01 from conus
IN Q=The biology of
((DR. KARLA KERLIKOWSKE/SAN FRANCISCO V-A MEDICAL CENTER: THE BIOLOGY OF THE
TUMOR IN YOUNGER WOMEN MAY NOT BE AMENABLE TO SCREENING MAMMOGRAPHY BECAUSE OF
RAPID TUMOR GROWTH RATE. BUT SCREENING MAMMOGRAPHY IS VERY AMENABLE TO OLDER
WOMEN BECAUSE THE MAJORITY OF THEM HAVE FATTY BREAST TISSUE AND AND BECAUSE
THEIR TUMORS GROW SLOWLY.))
OUT Q=grow slowly.
Younger women may need the earlier detection though, because their tumors are
The bottom line with this latest study is women in their 40s shouldn't avoid
IN Q=We should
((WE SHOULD PROBABLY BE DOING SCREENING MAMMOGRAPHY IN THE FORTY-TO FIFTY
INSTEAD OF EVERY TWO YEARS. IT'S AN HOUR OUT OF YOUR DAY, A NOMINAL FEE, IT
DOESN'T HURT IT'S PAINLESS. I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY THEY'RE NOT DOING IT. ))
OUT Q=doing it.
The study really doesn't provide much information on whether detecting
breast cancer early in younger women actually saves lives.
But it does suggest that despite the lack of a clear-cut benefit, if a
woman under age 50 and her doctor agree she should have routine mammograms,
fewer cancers will be missed if she's screened EVERY year.
A premature baby is on her way home in a few days thanks in part to the
touch therapy she received while at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital.
Intern reporter Stacey Martin has more.
IN Q=When Carlie was
SUPER=01-Kay Kelly/Parent Educator; :28
SUPER=01-Vicki Scala/Occupational Therapist; :57
SUPER=19-Stacey Martin; 1:10
OUT Q=I'm SM.
When Carlie Long was born her parents weren't expecting the best.
She was 24 weeks premature.
And, she was barely a foot long.
But, now at four months old she's a healthy newborn thanks in part to the
massages she gets from her mom.
Susan Long works with a therapist twice a week...learning hand movements
that calm Carlie and other ways to improve her baby's health.
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IN Q=Lots of babies
((KAY KELLY/PARENT EDUCATOR;
LOTS OF BABIES HAVE GAS AND COLIC AND IT MAKES THEM VERY UNCOMFORTABLE IF THEY
AREN'T ABLE TO EXPEL THAT. DOING THE MASSAGE WE SHOWED HER TODAY HELPS TO
REMOVE THAT GAS AND MAKE THE BABY MORE COMFORTABLE.))
OUT Q=baby more comfortable
Kelly says parents should wait until babies are relaxed before giving the
Then she says parents should bathe their infants and rub them with a light,
While the therapy helps all infants it's especially helpful for premies.
SOT 12.14.05 - 12.14.19
IN Q=At least with
((VICKI SCALA/OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST;
WITH OUR PREMATURE BABIES, THEY'RE MORE READY FOR TOUCH INPUT THEN THEY'RE
READY FOR VISUAL AND AUDITORY OR HEARING JUST BECAUSE THAT SYSTEM OF THE BODY
HAS MORE MATURE CONNECTIONS TO THE BRAIN.))
OUT Q=to the brain
SOT 12.37.41 - 12.37.53
IN Q=Unlike the specialized
UNLIKE THE SPECIALIZED CARE THAT'S OFFERED HERE AT THIS HOSPITAL, KELLY SAYS
MASSAGE THERAPY IS SOMETHING PARENTS CAN TRY AT HOME WITH A LITTLE BIT OF LOVE
AND PRACTICE. FOR HEALTH CHECK I'M STACEY MARTIN.))
OUT Q=I'm Stacey Martin.
You might soon find nutrition labels on menus at your favorite restaurants.
A federal judge has ordered the government to follow through on its plan to
require restaurants to back up any health and nutrition claims on their menus.
The judge's order gives the F-D-A 20 days to make good on the plan.
Some Olympic athletes are using a new supplement to boost their energy.
It's called Creatine Phosphate-- and some Olympians say it gives them a
burst of energy-- and can help shave seconds off their time.
The normal dose is about seven pills a day.
Creatine Phosphate works in the fibers of the muscles--- giving them the
fuel to contract.
Though red meat is another source of creatine phosphate-- you'd have to eat
25 pounds of meat every day to get the same dose as from supplements.
Seven pills a day or 25-pounds of meat? Let's see what high-energy Mike
Stevens thinks of all that.
Good afternoon everybody and welcome to your Wednesday.
Let's get started today with the men's quarterfinal action at Wimbledon that
has been a rainy affair today.
SUPER=03-Wimbledon, England/HBO & NBC; :00
Pete Sampras' match has created most of the excitement today as he has been
dodging Richard Krajicek's powerful serves and also dodging the rain showers.
Sampras is trying to win his fourth straight Wimbledon championship but right
now he is in trouble down two sets to none.
Officials at Wimbledon have decided to postpone the completion of the match
until tomorrow because of the rain, which has interrupted play on three
The first interruption lasted 40 minutes and brought recording artist Cliff
Richards out of the stands to serenade the crowd.
IN Q=NAT SOUND
OUT Q=MUSIC FADES.
The second time the rains came, they lasted for an hour and 40 minutes and
instead of singing, this time it produced screams.
A member of the grounds crew that pulls the tarp over the court was trapped
under the cover and was dazed.
He was taken away on a stretcher with no serious injuries.
They'll try to get all of the quarterfinals back in shape tomorrow, weather
The 1996 Commonwealth Games will kick off this weekend and there's something
for everybody to watch this year.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :
More than 95-hundred athletes are expected to come to the valley for the
And Peter Lampman, President of Virginia Amateur Sports says there's plenty
of team and individual competition in all types of sporting events.
IN Q="I think...
((PETER LAMPMAN/PRESIDENT VIRGINIA AMATEUR SPORTS, INC.: ))
SUPER=01-Peter Lampman/Virginia Amateur Sports President; :
OUT Q=......ITS SOMETHING."
Coming up at six Roy Stanley will tell us about something new and a sport
that really gained interest this year.
The concert scene just hasn't been the same without Jerry Garcia.
It's been a bad year dollar-wise for the concert industry.
VO-NAT 596-24 @ 03:15
The trade magazine Pollstar says that's due in large part to the
Grateful Dead's absence.
The Grateful Dead broke up after Garcia's death of a heart attack last
Also, the end of a successful Eagles reunion tour has hurt the concert
The act that grossed the most so far is Rod Stewart's tour.
Overall: the money is down 26 percent this year-- compared to the first six
months of 1995.
His agents claim he's a natural-- they say Joey Buttafuoco's going to be a
He caught the agents' attention when he violated his statutory rape
conviction...when he was picked up for soliciting a prostitute on Sunset
IN Q=Just because
((SHERRI SPILLANE/BUTTAFUOCO'S AGENT: JUST BECAUSE JOEY BUTTAFUOCO CAME TO THE
ATTENTION OF THE AMERICAN PUBLIC AND THE PRESS THROUGH A SLEAZY STORY INVOLVING
A PSYCHOPATHIC TEENAGER WHO SHOT HIS WIFE IN THE HEAD DOESN'T MEAN THE MAN
CAN'T ACT. HE'S AN INCREDIBLE ACTOR.))
SUPER=01-Sherri Spillane/Buttafuoco's Agent
OUT Q=incredible actor.
The agents, known as the Shame Dames took out a full page ad in Variety.
Buttafuoco's first movie is a low budget version of The Underground Comedy,
also starring Anna Nicole Smith.
His agents say he has two other movies lined up and that gangster style
characters are his strong suit.
IN Q=If your
((JOEY BUTTAFUOCO: IF YOUR INFORMATION DOESN'T CHECK OUT.. ))
OUT Q=mois pey seto
(toss to robin)
(ROBIN tosses to Connie)
The first home is almost complete in Galax's new Knob Hill subdivision, and
the second will soon be under construction.
Connie/Keith double boxes
Keith, that's good news for the low-to-moderate income families who will
Indeed it is Connie.
Knob Hill will be a neighborhood of 22 families on land the city is
General Contractor Virginia Mountain Housing is helping buyers secure
financing, and is already taking applications.
The city undertook the project to make up for a lack of affordable housing.
double boxes Connie/Keith
We'll tell you more about it on News 7 at Six.
We look forward to it, that's it for us on NEWS_7 at FIVE, thanks for