Straight ahead on NEWS-7 at FIVE.
A murder this morning in Roanoke following a fight outside a motel.
A lawsuit against this Hardees in Salem over a roach.
And a Fourth of July extravaganza in the New River Valley.
Picture perfect Independence Day Weather, but as you watch the fireworks,
you might need a sweater tonight! Lows in some location may drop to record
On Health Check, a report on substance abuse, as more and more women are now
Plus, the F-D-A may have just made it easier for smokers to kick the habit,
using nicotine patches.
It's all coming up next, on News 7 at FIVE.
A man is shot and killed following a fight outside a Roanoke motel.
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This is News 7 at Five.
I'm Len Besthoff filling in for Jean Jadhon.
One Roanoke man is dead and another is charged with murder following a
shooting at a motel on Melrose Avenue.
Police were called to the Embassy Inn shortly after ten o'clock this
They found 22- year- old Jesse Darnell Ferguson on the sidewalk outside.
He had been shot more than once.
Police have charged 22- year- old Cepada Renaldo Wiley with the crime.
Witnesses told police that the victim was fighting with Wiley's brother when
Wiley fired the fatal shots.
Wiley's brother was taken to the hospital where he was treated and released.
Wiley is being held in the Roanoke City Jail without bond.
Today should be a day of celebration..but in Scottown, Ohio...it's a day of
Eight people are dead and 12 others injured..victims of a fire at a
Terry Phillips reports.
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SUPER=01-Jim Cochran/Lawrence Co. Fire Dept.;
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(( This is all that remains of the fireworks store-- a burned out shell.
The cinderblock building was filled with customers Wednesday buying
fireworks for the fourth of July holiday..when firecrackers began exploding and
smoke filled the building.
Frank Meehling was inside the store with his family.
FRANK MEEHLING/CUSTOMER: I HEARD ONE OF THE GENTLEMEN WHO WORKS THERE SAY
NO..NO..NO..NO..SOON AS I TURNED AROUND I SAW A KID BACK THERE LIGHTING A THING
Those inside the building.. tried to make their way to the nearest exit.
Once frank meehling escaped with his family--he went back into the store
to try and help those who were trapped.
MEEHLING: I LOOKED IN THERE AND THERE WERE PROBABLY TWENTY PEOPLE LAYING ON
TOP OF ONE ANOTHER ..I JUST STARTED GRABBING ARMS TRYING TO PULL THEM OUT THE
BEST I COULD.
The injured were taken to local hospitals.
Firefighters combing through the rubbish--found lots of unexploded
The store can legally sell fireworks --but they must be taken out of state
to be set off.
24-year old Tood Hall who allegedly set off the fireworks has been charged
with eight counts of involuntary manslaughter.
Boris Yeltsin's re-election triumph is complete.
His Communist challenger has conceded.
Gennady Zyuganov (geh-NAH'-dee zyoo-GAH'-nawf) lost to Yeltsin yesterday in
Russia's presidential runoff.
The Communist candidate initially declined to concede the race and hinted
instead at election fraud.
Today, Zyuganov reversed course and acknowledged Yeltsin has won
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IN Q=I think
((VYACHESLAV NIKONOV/YELTSIN CAMPAIGN AIDE: I THINK IT'S BOTH A VICTORY FOR
RUSSIAN DEMOCRACY, FOR RUSSIAN MARKET ECONOMIC REFORMS, AND FOR RUSSIA.))
SUPER=01-Vyacheslav Nikonov/Yeltsin Campaign Aide;
OUT Q=for Russia.
Zyuganov also said he sent the president a telegram of congratulations.
At a news conference, Zyuganov said, "Millions of citizens
voted for Yeltsin and I won't deny it."
During an Independence Day celebration today, President Clinton praised
Yeltsin, saying he's responsible for Russia's achievements in developing
democracy and a market economy.
(toss to PATRICK)
(TOSS TO PATRICK)
Well Patrick, I think the BIG question on everyone's mind is what's the
weather going to be like for tonight's fireworks.
toss to PATRICK
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Straight ahead--on NEWS-7 at FIVE--
We'll see what the New River Valley has in store for the fourth of July.
And it closed for salmonella just about a week ago...NOW a Hardees in Salem
faces more problems.
Plus, on Health Check, the Red Cross has a few ideas on putting idle time
this summer to good use.
It's all coming up-- as News 7 at FIVE continues.
But first...let's take a look at where you can catch a glimpse of some
FIREWORKS BUMP NEXT
A Hardee's restaurant in Salem is back in the news today because of alleged
health care violations.
Patricia Artz says she was eating a breakfast biscuit when she bit into a
The incident apparently happened about two months ago.
She is suing for 25 thousand dollars.
The Hardee's is the same one health officials shut down about a week ago
after finding a worker suffering from salmonella.
Artz said she filed the suit after a manager at the restaurant failed to
apologize to her.
Employees at the Salem Hardee's aren't commenting today on the incident.
A new federal program aims at making farmers feel a little more secure about
Over the past several years many farmers have been forced out of business.
And programs where the government pays farmers not to grow certain crops
have been under fire.
This new program gives more flexibility, but still guarantees the payments
that farmers need.
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((GEORGE ETZLER/FARMER: THIS NEW PROGRAM SORT OF SUITS ME JUST FINE BECAUSE
I'LL BE ABLE TO PLANT MORE THAT I SEE FIT INSTEAD OF HAVING TO GO BY
OUT Q=go by regulations
Program payments are based on a farmer's current acreage basis.
Each farmer can receive up to 40 thousand dollars a year, guaranteed for
Eligibility for the program is broad, but farmers must sign up by July
GRAPHIC=Fourth of July
Beautiful sunshine and mild temperatures have provided the perfect backdrop
for Independence Day festivities throughout our region.
In Pulaski, participation in the national "Let Freedom Ring" celebration put
perspective on the day.
((BILL MANNING/V.F.W. POST 1184: IT'S NOT JUST A SYMBOL, IT IS EVERYTHING,IT'S
THE COUNTRY. WITHOUT RESPECT FOR THE FLAG, THIS FLAG, THEN OUR COUNTRY WILL GO
((AMANDA CUSTER/RADFORD FESTIVAL-GOER: WE GET TO CELEBRATE AND BE TOGETHER ON
THIS DAY, AND IT'S WHERE WE DON'T FIGHT AND FUSS AND IT'S A DAY FOR
INDEPENDENCE AND EVERYTHING.))
SUPER=01-Bill Manning/V.F.W. Post 1184;
OUT Q=independence and everything.
In Radford, hundreds turned out for a celebration in Bissett Park, with the
annual river raft race highlighting the day's events.
((DONALD DUNCAN/FAMILY TRIBE CAPTAIN: ALL THE WOMEN, THE GUYS, EVERYBODY GOT
TOGETHER AND BUILT THAT BOAT THREE YEARS AGO AND SHE REALLY PAID OFF FOR US. ))
SUPER=01-Donald Duncan/Family Tribe Captain;
OUT Q=paid off for us.
And in Blacksburg, a parade had hundreds lining South Main Street.
((TIM GRIBBEN/PARADE-GOER: I'M COMING DOWN FROM WASHINGTON, D.C. AND I WAS
SURPRISED AND PLEASED AT ALL THE TURNOUT, A LOT OF PEOPLE. IT'S A GOOD
COMMUNITY IN BLACKSBURG. ))
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All across our nation, the flag has taken center stage today, as Americans
Wall Street is closed today in observance of Independence Day.
When News 7 at Five continues...
Do you ever wonder how places like supermarkets and the city market get
fruits and vegetables so early in the season?
Patrick Evans talks with someone who has the answer...
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((PATRICK EVANS: FRESH VEGETABLES AVAILABLE BY THE BUNCH OR BY THE POUND HERE
ON THE ROANOKE CITY MARKET. WE'RE GOING TO WEIGH IN WITH OUR GROWIN' REPORT
NEXT ON NEWS 7 AT FIVE.))
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FIREWORKS BUMP NEXT
The Downtown City Market is a veritable paradise for fruit and vegetable
lovers, especially as we hit peak season.
Patrick Evans was out earlier to check and see what's at the top of the list
in the gardening department On Growin' It.
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SUPER=21-Patrick Evans; :00
SUPER=01-Tony Thomas/Thomas' Market; :46
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go to patrick
health music under
When News 7 at Five continues...
His bark is worse than his bite, but you really don't have
to worry about either.
You're about to meet the littlest dog in the world.
For decades men were the country's heaviest drinkers, smokers and drug
users-- now it appears women are catching up.
Stay with us, for our report on substance abuse in the 90'-- coming up on
health bump next
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the so-called "Nicotine Patch"
for sale without a prescription.
The patch has been shown to prevent the irritability and headaches that make
it so unbearable for some people to quit smoking.
You put it on your arm once a day-- and it slowly releases nicotine into
IN Q=We found that
((DR. DAVID SACHS/RESEARCHER: WE FOUND THAT THE SUCCESS RATE OF THE PATCH USE
WAS JUST AS GOOD AS IT WAS WHEN PHYSICIANS WERE PRESCRIBING THE PATCH
SUPER=01-Dr. David Sachs/Researcher; :
The patch is only to be used for six weeks-- but if you keep SMOKING at the
same time you use the PATCH, there is a slight risk for a heart attack.
Pregnant women, and people with heart disease or high blood pressure should
contact their doctor before using the product.
PRESCRIPTION patches cost about 180-dollars for six weeks of use.
A new study paints a grim picture of substance abuse in America.
It says more and more women--especially young women-- are abusing alcohol,
tobacco and illegal drugs.
Dr. Emily Senay reports.
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SUPER=01-Joseph Califano/National Center on Addiction; :15
OUT Q=Dr.E.S., CBS News. New York.
For decades men were considered America's heaviest drinkers, smokers
and drug users. Now, according to a new report by the Center for Addiction and
Substance Abuse at Columbia University, women are catching up to men.
JOSEPH CALIFANO/NATL CTR. ON ADDICTION AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE: WOMEN HAVE BECOME
INCREASINGLY LIKELY TO USE SUBSTANCES AT THE SAME RATE AS MEN--AND GIRLS ARE
STARTING TO SMOKE, DRINK AND USE DRUGS AT YOUNGER AGES THAN EVER BEFORE."
They are also becoming addicted quicker. Because of the differences in
their body structures and metabolisms
women get drunk with less alcohol...and become "hooked" on substances much more
quickly....and are therefore more likely to develop serious health problems
CALIFANO: WOMEN WHO SMOKE, ABUSE ALCOHOL AND USE ILLEGAL DRUGS LIKE MEN
WILL DIE LIKE MEN WHO SMOKE, ABUSE ALCOHOL AND USE ILLEGAL DRUGS FROM CANCERS,
HEART DISEASE AND AIDS----ONLY SOONER.
Among the report's other findings:
-women are at risk of liver sclerosis when having less than 2-drinks a
day....as opposed to 6-for men.
-female alcoholics are twice as likely to die as male alcoholics
-teenage girls who drink and smoke or take drugs are more likely
to have unprotected sex.
-one out of every 2 female smokers will die of a tobacco-related
Researchers say there are also differences in the symptoms suffered
by women addicted to alcohol, tobacco and drugs.
Whereas men are more likely to be arrested for drunken driving-- or be
unable to perform at work, women are more likely to be depressed or anxious...
symptoms that can and are easily overlooked.
Dr. Emily Senay, for CBS News, New York.))
The Center's solution is a two-pronged attack.
-a major abuse prevention campaign catered to women
-training for doctors....so that they notice sometimes subtle signs
of substance abuse in women.
The center would also like to see a de-emphasis of thinness in our
society...often times women will not quit smoking or using drugs because they
are afraid of gaining weight.
Maybe you've got a little time on your hands this summer-- the Red Cross has
a way to put it to good use.
The organization is out with its course schedule for this summer and fall.
They're offering everything from C-P-R and first aid, to babysitting and
Also, the learn to swim program has pool sessions for all ages and
abilities-- at different locations.
Course prices vary, and there are family discounts.
2-SHOT (not really just Len)
Thank you Len and good afternoon everybody welcome to the Two Minute
ticker on this independence Day.
The Winston Cup Drivers were back in Daytona today for qualifying for the
Pepsi Cola 400.
And Bill Elliott is back. Elliott practiced yesterday, the first time
he's been in a race car since being injured in a crash April 28-th.
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((BILL ELLIOTT/94 FORD: ))
SUPER=01-Bill Elliott/94-Ford; :
OUT Q=.....write me off."
The rains continued postponing qualifying until tomorrow morning at 9.
Jeff Gordon was the fastest of nine cars that got on the track today.
He turned in a speed of 188 point 869 almost two miles an hour faster than
Darrell Waltrip who qualified second.
Here's a look at the nine cars that qualified.
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SUPER=404-=6/Robert Pressley/=7/Derrike Cope/=8/Morgan Shepherd/=9/Larry
Its rained off and on at Wimbledon today but top seeded Pete Sampras has
been upset in the quarterfinals of the Tournament.
SUPER=03-Wimbledon, England/NBC SPORTS; :
The three time defending champion was ousted by Dutchman Richard Krajieck
7-5, 7-6, 6-4 in a match that was carried over from yesterday.
When play resumed today Krajieck led 2 sets to none and the two were tied
1 to 1 in the third set.
Krakicek was never broken in the match he served up six aces today to bring his
total to 29 for the match. He lost only two points.
Meantime on the women's side. fourth seeded Arzntxa Sanchez Vicario of
Spain defeated unseeded Meredith McGrath of the United States 6-2, 6-1.
Third seeded Todd Martin of the United States also advanced with a straight
set win over Tim Henman.
Darrell Strawberry has signed a contract with the New york Yankees. He will
play for their Triple-A club at Columbus, Ohio.
Strawberry was playing for the St. Paul Saints of the Independent league
where he batted 435 with 18 homers and 39 R-B-I's in 29 Games.
Coming up at Six Steve Mason will check in with a report on an A-A-U team
that is preparing for the national tournament. And Len will be back with more
news in just a moment.
What do you get when you cross a lion and a dog?
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A munchkin dog, worth about five-thousand-dollars.
M-G-M tried to develop a smaller lion for the small screen, but it ended up
looking more like a dog.
Munchkin dogs are the littlest in the world and only 37 exist in America.
(toss to patrick)
(Patrick tosses to Len)
The local director who brought you Sentinel 20 - 99 is at it again.
Mike McGee is beginning work on his second science fiction feature filmed
entirely in western Virginia.
McGee plans a casting call in a few weeks, and the cameras will roll in
ernest once the weather cools.
But today he and his crew were blowing up a building.... using miniatures to
create a special effect.
We'll have more on that on News 7 at Six.
That's going to do it for News 7 at Five.
Have a safe fourth...