Up next on News 7 at five
Will Big Bertha hit the coast?
No one seems to know for sure and coastal residents don't seem to be
taking any chances.
Plus It is finally unveiled- the Arthur Ashe statue takes its place in
Richmond- but not without controversy.
With so much interest in the hurricane, it would be easy to miss our
unusually cool evening forecast....but we won't. Details just ahead.
On Health Check, women make up about 40-percent of the HIV cases in the
We'll tell you about a new class of creams now being studied-- as a way
women can protect themselves from the virus.
Floridians are boarding up- North Carolinans- are heading out-
Just in case Hurricane Bertha hits.
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Hurricane Bertha IS slowing down and forecasters do expect it'll turn more
to the north.
If it does it may spare the East Coast.
But for now, a hurricane warning remains up from Florida's Sebastian Inlet
to Cape Romain, South Carolina.
Dave Fehling is standing by on the coast with the latest on Bertha.
SUPER=22-Dade Co., FL
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SUPER=03-Oregon Inlet, NC
SUPER=01-Kelley Cartwright/Visitor; quick
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Richmond unveiled a piece of modern history today.
The late tennis great and civil rights activist Arthur Ashe becomes the
first African- American and the only native Richmonder to grace historic
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Ellen Qualls is in our Richmond newsroom.
Any chance the controversy over this statue disappeared today?
Live=Ellen Full/State Microwave;
Jean, Arthur Ashe died of AIDS in 1993, and since he approved this statue
just before his death, criticism has been almost unceasing.
Even on this day, southern heritage supporters were in all the pictures.
IN Q=There's no
SUPER=01-Johnnie Ashe/Arthur Ashe's Brother; :00
SUPER=01-Walter Ring/Protestor; :24
SUPER=07-Kevin Barrett; :32
OUT Q=city of Richmond.
((JOHNNIE ASHE: THERE'S NO DOUBT IN MY MIND THAT THE MASTER HAS GIVEN HIM THE
BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE.))
An emotional day finally realized.
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But amidst the revery, reminders of the five Confederate heroes that line
((WALTER RING: WE'RE HERE TO PROTEST THE DESECRATION OF A CONFEDERATE
MEMORIAL. WE DO NOT PROTEST THE MAN. WE DO NOT PROTEST THE STATUE. IT'S JUST
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((KEVIN BARRETT: THERE WERE A LOT OF POWERFUL... AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY
HERE IN THE CITY OF RICHMOND.))
Live=Ellen Full/State Microwave
This would have been Ashe's 53rd birthday.
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His friends and family say they imagine him looking down on the spectacle
and wondering what all the hoopla was about.
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Straight ahead--on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- A judge decides whether a teenager
accused of killing a Wythe County sheriff's deputy will be tried for capital
And have authorities given up on charging Doctor Jack Kevorkian in
connection with his assisted suicides? He seems to think so.
On Health Check-- a lesson in self esteem.
We'll hear from an author about the Age of Emptiness-- she's worried
today's kids are more obsessed with what's on the outside, than on the inside.
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Also--the Shenandoah Valley has a rich history from frontier times.
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The Museum of American Frontier Culture in Staunton is the perfect place to
learn all about it, and Patrick Evans will check it out for us a little later..
Israel's Prime Minister says he'll work for peace with any neighboring
country that's interested- and he says he's ready to negotiate with the
But Benjamin Netanyahu told Congress Israel will not yield control of any
part of Jerusalem.
((BENJAMIN NETANYAHU/ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER: WE DON'T CARE ABOUT THEIR
RELIGION. WE DON'T CARE ABOUT THEIR NATIONAL IDENTIFY. WE DON'T CARE ABOUT
THEIR IDEOLOGICAL BELIEF. WE CARE ABOUT PEACE AND OUR HANDS IS STRETCHED OUT
FOR PEACE. APPLAUSE.))
SUPER=01-Benjamin Netanyahu/Israeli Prime Minister;
OUT Q=out for peace, applause."
Netanyahu says Jerusalem is open to ALL now and will never be divided.
His speech drew applause and several standing ovations from Congress.
President Clinton is vowing to stop church burnings-
This morning he reminded supporters of the church burning bill he signed
The bill helps authorities prosecute people who
intentionally damage religious property.
((LET US RESOLVE ANEW TO EXTINGUISH THE FLAMES OF BIGOTRY AND INTOLERANCE AND
KEEP THE FLAME OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AND ETHNIC DIVERSITY AND RESPECT ALL
AMERICANS BURNING BRIGHTLY.))
OUT Q=BURNING BRIGHTLY."
The bill also increases the maximum prison sentence from 10 to 20 years
and allocates private loan guarantees to help congregations rebuild.
Dr. Jack Kevorkian apparently thinks authorities have given up on charging
He attended yet another suicide last night- his 33rd.
Kevorkian brought the body of Rebecca Badger to the hospital himself
shortly after midnight- She had been suffering from multiple sclerosis.
((DR. KEVORKIAN TOOK THE PATIENT ALONG WITH ANOTHER DOCTOR TO THE HOSPITAL
HIMSELF. HE FEELS THAT THIS IS NOW THE BETTER WAY TO HANDLE IT RATHER THAN
HAVE THE PATIENT'S FAMILY TAKE THEM IN.))
SUPER=01-Geoffrey Fieger/Kevorkian's Attorney;
OUT Q=take them in."
In May the 68-year old doctor won his third acquittal on assisted-suicide
Authorities suspect foul play in the death of a 58-year old Danville woman.
Police say Loraine Bessie Womack was found dead around seven this morning
inside her Holbrook Avenue apartment.
Authorities say it appears she was either shot or beat on the head.
Womack's body has been sent to Roanoke for an autopsy.
The teen accused of killing Wythe County sheriff's deputy Cliff Dicker may
plead guilty to second degree murder.
Today for the second time, a judge ruled Christopher Shawn Wheeler may NOT
be tried for CAPITAL murder, as prosecutors had hoped.
With the possibility of a 40-year maximum sentence, as opposed to life in
prison or even death, Wheeler's lawyers say they're ready to resolve the case.
((JONATHAN VENZIE/WHEELER'S LAWYER: GIVEN THE COURT'S RULING, IT WAS OUR
EXPECTATION IF THE RULING CAME DOWN, AS IT DID, THAT WE WOULD BE ENTERING A
PLEA OF GUILTY. ))
SUPER=01-Jonathan Venzie/Wheeler's Lawyer;
OUT Q=plea of guilty.
A plea hearing is set for August sixth.
In the meantime, assistant prosecutor Keith Blankenship says he'll still
consider other avenues to ensure justice is served.
Western Virginia has a strong link to American frontier history, and
Staunton is just one community where visitors can learn more about that
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What was life like when the Shenandoah Valley was the Western Edge of the
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Patrick Evans joins from the Museum of American Frontier Culture, which
serves as a historical guide and great vacation spot for the whole family.
SUPER=01-Rhonda Howdyshell/Public Relations Specialist
VO-NAT **Tape rolled from StarLink**
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Stay with us-- Still to come on News 7 at 5--Steve Mason has the story of an
unlucky break-literally, for baseball's Iron Man Cal Ripken.
On Health Check-- our self image, and how it effects the way we relate to
A new book examines the pressure of perfection on adolescent girls.
IN Q=This Age
((THIS AGE I CALL THE AGE OF THE EMPTY PACKAGE, SURFACE, HOW THE PACKAGE IS
WRAPPED, WHAT IT IS WEARING. ESPECIALLY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE BECOMES THE MOST
OUT Q=most important thing
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As the AIDS Conference continues in Canada-- stopping the spread of the
disease is of course the focus.
The U-S Government is pledging 100-million dollars for new efforts to
protect WOMEN from the AIDS virus.
The money would go to develop virus-killing vaginal creams-- called
microbicides-- for women to apply themselves.
IN Q=Today too
((DONNA SHALALA/HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES SECRETARY:TODAY TOO OFTEN WOMEN MUST
RELY SOLEY ON THEIR MALE PARTNERS FROM PROTECTION OF HIV. AND IN TOO MANY CASES
THAT MEANS NO PROTECTION AT ALL ))
SUPER=01-Donna Shalala/Health & Human Services Sec.; :
OUT Q=no protection at all
Worldwide, women comprise 40-percent of people infected with the deadly
In the U-S, the incidence of HIV infection is increasing most rapidly among
women infected through heterosexual intercourse.
The F-D-A has approved a new robot, to be used in surgery.
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Right now, it's being tested at a California hospital.
The new robotic arm is called AESOP (E-Sop) Two-Thousand-- the innovation
is similar to the technology NASA uses.
IN Q=Now we have
((DR. ROBERT MOSS/SURGEON: NOW WE HAVE VOICE ACTIVATION SO BY USING THIS
MICROPHONE, I CAN TALK TO THE ROBOT AND THE ROBOT DOES WHAT I ASK IT. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Robert Moss/Surgeon; :
OUT Q=I ask it.
***CONNIE AUDIO ON CART***
This patient is having her gallbladder removed using lapropscopic surgery.
A tiny camera on the end of the robotic arm shows the surgeon what he's
Until now, the doctor depended on a foot-pedal, or even human help to
control the camera.
Now, he just records his voice onto a chip, so the robot hears only him.
IN Q=The biggest
(( DR. MOSS: THE BIGGEST ADVANTAGE IS THAT THE SCOPE NOW GOES WHERE I WANT IT
TO GO. NOT NECESSARILY WHERE SOMEBODY ELSE WHO IS INTERPRETING WHAT MY ACTIONS
AND WHAT MY THOUGHTS MIGHT BE. I WANT THE SCOPE AND THEN IT'S STEADY, IT JUST
HOLDS IT IN PERFECT POSITION ))
OUT Q=perfect position.
While the arm is currently being used mostly for gallbladder or hernia
surgery-- doctors say possibilities are limitless.
Best-selling author Nancy Friday is now tackling the way we look-- and how
that effects the way we see ourselves and others.
It's her new book, "The Power of Beauty."
Friday believes that from the moment we are born, it's that "gaze"-- an
infant seeing itself in the eyes of it's mother and father, that is so
important to the development of self-esteem.
((NANCY FRIDAY/AUTHOR: OBVIOUSLY TODAY WITH SO MANY PARENTS OUT OF THE NURSERY,
IT'S A LOT ROUGHER. AND I THINK WE ARE SEEING THAT AMONG CHILDREN THAT THEY ARE
ABSOLUTELY CAUGHT UP IN LOOKS, IT'S NOT WHAT'S INSIDE, IT'S NOT ALL THOSE GOOD
QUALITIES WE USED TO PRIZE SO MUCH LIKE KINDNESS AND GOODNESS AND LOYALTY.
EVERYTHING IS SURFACE AND FOR CHILDREN THAT IS VERY UNSETTLING. ))
SUPER=01-Nancy Friday/Author; :
OUT Q=very unsettling.
And Friday is worried about the impact of advertising and fashion ideals on
adolescent girls-- she says for many, image is everything, and there has been a
loss of invisible beauty.
Friday calls this the Age of the Empty Package-- where what a person is
wearing becomes the most important thing about them.
From the "for what it's worth department"--
Or maybe the, "now we've seen it all category...."--
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A Dallas woman is caught between finding a job, and keeping her
Lauretta Adams says no one will hire her because of her nails-- she thinks
they might be turning off prospective employers.
But she insists her nails do not get in the way-- she does the dishes, and
as you can see, even types.
Time now for sports--and Cal Ripken is tending to a broken nose today.
He was injured, believe it or not, during a team photo session at last
night's All Star game. Steve Mason has that story and more.
We start the 120 second ticker on the diamond. The 67th all star game went
to the National League 6-nothing last night, thanks to some strong pitching and
some strong bats.
SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/NBC; :00
Mike Piazza had the most powerful wood on the night, collecting a towering
homerun and an RBI double to earn all star game MVP status. It was a story book
game for the Dodger catcher, who returned home for a big night.
IN Q="I never...
((MIKE PIAZZA/ALL STAR GAME MVP:))
SUPER=01-Mike Piazza/All-Star Game MVP; :00
The most compelling moment of the game took place before the first pitch was
thrown. ironman Cal Ripken broke his nose during a pre-game photo session when
Chicago's Roberto Hernandez slipped and clocked cal in the face.
IN Q=" it just
((CAL RIPKEN/AL SHORTSTOP:))
SUPER=01-Cal Ripken/AL shortstop; :00
OUT Q=... on tape"
Winston Cup drivers are in Loudon this weekend for the the Jiffey Lube
300 at the New Hampshire International Speedway.
Ernie Irvan has moved up two spots in the points standings to 14th.
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His top 5 finish at Daytona, plus his miraculous recovery from his wreck at
Michigan has made him more of a fan favorite this season
He even has an impersonator. Here's Ernie....and here's Fred Dalton!!!
There is no relation. The similarities go beyond appearance.
IN Q="Me and Ernie...
((FRED DALTON/ERNIE IRVAN LOOK A LIKE:))
SUPER=01-Fred Dalton/Ernie Irvan Look-a-Like; :00
OUT Q=...a little weird"
Dalton was at south Boston Speedway last week to get autographs and watch
Ernie race late model stock cars with 5 other Winston Cup stars. He's even
fooled Ernie's closest associates.
OUT Q=...be atr home"
Coming up at six, Roy Stanley will take us to a trout fisherman's dream
place and the Riverdawgs talk about tonight's game with Greensboro.
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In April of 1995, fire all but destroyed the Old First Baptist Church in
and now the walls are coming down, too.
Jean/Keith double boxes
Keith Humphry is in the newsroom tonight with more on that story.
Jean, members of the First Baptist Church confirm they've reached a
And within the next couple of weeks, what remains of the building will be
Tonight at Six... we'll hear reaction from the Gainsboro neighborhood...
along with the rest of the day's news weather and sports.
double boxes Jean/Keith
All of that, Jean, in one half hour on News 7 at Six