Up next on News 7 at Five-
Hurricane Bertha is moving closer to shore- We'll find out what's going on
in North and South Carolina-
Plus News 7's Ellen Qualls is in Virginia Beach- She'll have a live report.
Clouds and showers are in our forecast as Bertha draws a little closer but
the heaviest rains are reserved for the coast.
On Health Check-- it turns out doctors are more apt now to help their AIDS
patients take their own lives.
Still, the latest word is positive...more on combination drug therapies that
could eradicate the deadly virus.
SOT 14:06:44 1pm
((DAVID BEASELY/S.C. GOVERNOR: I AM CALLING FOR THE IMMEDIATE MANDATORY
EVACUATION OF ALL RESIDENTS EAST OF THE INTERCOASTAL WATERWAY.))
((KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK. HELLO THERE. THE TOWN HAS ORDERED A MANDATORY EVACUATION
OF THE BEACH.))
OUT Q=OF THE BEACH."
Beaches are clearing out from South Carolina to Virginia- as Hurricane
Bertha moves closer.
Hurricane Bertha is expected to go ashore sometime tomorrow.
Bertha has lost steam but it is still a dangerous storm-
SUPER=03-Nags Head, NC;
with winds of 90 miles an hour.
It's whipping up the surf along the coast-
and has people packing up,
and heading out.
SOT 15:35:10 conus
((WHEN THAT WIND GETS UP YOU HAVE TO DO WHAT IT WANTS YOU TO. YOU BETTER HEAD
FOR THE HILLS.))
14:07:48 1pm tape
((CHIEF ROBERT STEWART/S.C. STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT: WE WILL MAKE AS MANY
ATTEMPTS AS WE CAN TO GET PEOPLE TO LEAVE. DURING HUGO PEOPLE WERE VERY
COOPERATIVE, A LOT OF PEOPLE REMEMBER HUGO AND ARE MORE COGNIZANT OF WHAT THESE
STORMS CAN DO.))
SUPER=01-Chief Robert Steward/S.C. State Law Enforcement; (:06)
OUT Q=THESE STORMS CAN DO."
The Governors of both North and South Carolina have declared states of
Up the beach in Virginia, the Governor has declared a state of emergency to
give local officials authority to prepare.
Double Boxes=Jean and Ellen/StarLink
Ellen Qualls is on the Virginia Beach boardwalk.
Ellen, what's going on there?
( ad lib)
(Rollcue:hurricane watch )
SOT**Tape rolled from StarLink**
IN Q=Here on the Boardwalk
SUPER=01-Mark Marchbank/Va. Beach Emergency Coordinator;:18
SUPER=01-Dennis Cannon/Va. Beach Resident; :51
OUT Q=serious hurricane.
( ad lib)
Double Boxes=Jean and Ellen/StarLink
((Q&A: So there are no current plans for evacuation?))
International arrest warrants are out for two Bosnian Serb leaders.
The United Nations war crimes tribunal issued the warrants against
(Rad-ovan Kara-DITCH) and his army chief (RAHT-ko MLAH- ditch.)
They're charged with genocide arising from the massacre of an estimated
3-thousand un-armed Moslem men and boys.
The indictments mean the two leaders can be arrested anywhere- effectively
forcing them to stay inside the Bosnian Serb Republic.
An Air Force F-16 fighter plane has crashed near Pensacola, Florida.
The Pentagon says the plane went down in a residential area.
There's no word on casualties.
Officials say it appears the pilot
ejected, but his status is unknown.
The F-16 was flying from Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, to
Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, when it went down.
Some lawmakers say Attorney General Janet Reno should've never authorized
the attack on the Branch Davidian Compound-
SUPER=03-Waco, TX/April, 1993;
And they say President Clinton should've accepted her resignation after
((REP. BILL MCCOLLUM/R- FLORIDA: THE DECISION BY ATTORNEY GENERAL JANET RENO
TO APPROVE THE F.B.I'S PLAN TO END THE STANDOFF ON APRIL 19TH WAS PREMATURE,
WRONG AND HIGHLY IRRESPONSIBLE.))
SUPER=01-Rep. Bill McCollum/(R) Florida;
OUT Q=and highly irresponsible."
The assault ended in a fire
that killed more than 80 people.
Today's report comes from congressional hearings that took place last year.
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Straight ahead--on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- A Roanoke Valley company is expanding
and that means new jobs.
Plus taking care of Smith Mountain Lake--those who enjoy its beauty can thank
a group of volunteers who help keep track of water quality.
On Health Check, the Henry County Volunteer rescue squad will be getting
some commercial help.
They're worried about delays in response time, because of the large number
Anchor=Jean 2 shot
Also daylillies make a beautiful addition to your garden.
Anchor=Connie 2 shot
They're the subject of this week's Growin It--Patrick Evans will join us a
Christiansburg's Straight Street ministry is returning, with a new name and
a new home.
The Christian- based teen center is moving into a former body shop building
it bought on Radford Road.
The center shut down several months ago.
It's reopening this Fall as the One-80 Club.
((BOB ANDERSON/180 CLUB DIRECTOR: THE PROBLEM WITH THE STRAIGHT STREET NAME IS
IT'S JUST CONNECTED WITH TEENAGERS. WE DON'T WANT TO CONFUSE THE PUBLIC SO
WE'RE GONNA GO WITH THE 180 CLUB. SO WE'LL HAVE TEEN NIGHTS ON FRIDAY AND
SATURDAY NIGHT, SINGLE ADULTS ON SUNDAY AND MONDAY NIGHTS, THEN WE'LL DO SOME
FAMILY NIGHTS THROUGH THE WEEK AS WELL. ))
SUPER=01-Bob Anderson/180 Club Director;
OUT Q=the week as well.
The new center will offer basketball, roller- blading, dancing and live
music in the main room.
There's also space for arcade games and a snack bar.
The center will host an open house and a party this Saturday night, and
hopes to attract volunteers to help with the renovation.
GRAPHIC=Smith Mountain Lake
Many people enjoy the beauty of Smith Mountain Lake this time of year--but
who makes sure the Lake stays in good shape?
You might be surprised to learn a group of volunteers is keeping track of
water clarity, as well as phosphorous and chlorophyll levels.
Ferrum College professors train the volunteers to collect water samples.
Students are then employed to analyze the samples.
Professors say the project increases awareness.
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IN Q=When people are
((CAROLYN THOMAS/FERRUM COLLEGE PROFESSOR: WHEN PEOPLE ARE SAMPLING THIS
NATURAL RESOURCE THEY BEGIN TO BELIEVE THEY CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT SAVING IT.
THEY'RE NOT JUST A VICTIM OF WHATEVER HAPPENS AROUND THEM. THESE PEOPLE BECOME
ACTIVE. THEY'RE DOING SOMETHING FOR THEIR OWN GOOD, AND THE PUBLIC'S AND THE
LAKE'S GOOD. ))
SUPER=01-Carolyn Thomas/Ferrum College Professor;
OUT Q=the lake's good.
Results are sent to the Environmental Protection Agency and have helped the
lake qualify for federal and state grants.
Roanoke Valley officials are optimistic about Optical Cable.
The company broke ground on its new addition this morning... and with it...
the promise of 200 more jobs.
The fiber optic manufacturer will actually double the size of its current
Roanoke County facility.
Construction should be complete in a few months.
IN Q=It's an
((ELMER HODGE/ROANOKE COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR: IT'S IN AN INDUSTRY THAT'S GOING TO
GROW. SO THERE IS SECURITY THERE. THE QUALITY OPERATION THAT THEY HAVE-- IT'S A
QUALITY COMPANY. THIS IS GOING TO BE AN EXCELLENT EMPLOYMENT BASE FOR US. ))
OUT Q=for us
That employment base could get even bigger.
Company officials hope to buy an additional 11 acres of land... and tack on
That could mean a total of one-thousand employees at Optical Cable in the
What lasts only one day, but can bloom all year long? Patrick Evans has
the answer to that riddle...
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Daylilies are beautiful, but like most flowers, they have a limited
On today's edition of Growin' It, Patrick Evans joins us from a daylilly
farm to tell us more about these hardy perennials.
IN Q=Today we are here
SUPER=21-Patrick Evans; :22
SUPER=01-Brad Hughes/Franklin Farms Daylilies; :51
OUT Q=I'm Patrick Evans
SUPER=330-Cloudy Skies/Rain Possible/63-65/Rain Likely//74-78;
SUPER=331-Clouds With/Showers/64-66/Rain Showers//74-78;
SUPER=332-Mostly Cloudy//60-64/Clouds/And Showers/74-78;
SUPER=333-Chance Of/Rain Late/58-62/Showers/Likely/73-76;
SUPER=334-Cloudy Skies//60-65/Chance Of/Rain/74-78;
health music under
Stay with us--still to come on News 7 at 5---the Dream Team is gearing up for
the Olympics. Steve Mason has that story and more in sports.
Plus on Health Check--
Biking for Breast Cancer.
Two Richmond women take to the road-- trying to raise research money
through their Pony Express.
IN Q=Breast cancer
((BREAST CANCER IS THE NUMBER ONE KILLER OF WOMEN BETWEEN THE AGES OF 34 AND
55. A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T KNOW THAT. ))
OUT Q=don't know that.
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They're the most promising results yet for treating AIDS.
As reported at the 11th Annual AIDS Conference in Canada, it's a
combination of two protease inhibitors.
IN Q=We get a
SUPER=01-Dr. William Cameron/Ottawa General Hospital; :03
SUPER=01-Dr. David Ho/New York University; :23
SUPER=01-Dodge/Study Participant; :38
SUPER=01-David Barr/Gay Men's Health Crisis; 1:02
OUT Q=drugs effectively.
IN Q=We get a
((DR. WILLIAM CAMERON, OTTAWA GENERAL HOSPITAL: WE GET A MUCH MORE
RAPID AND PROFOUND ANTIVIRAL EFFECT FROM THIS COMBINATION THAN WE WOULD HAVE
EXPECTED FROM ANY COMBINATION TREATMENTS THAT WE'VE BECOME FAMILIAR WITH.))
OUT Q=familiar with.
In fact the two protease inhibitors Ritonavir and Sequinovir achieved the
goal of no detectable virus in the blood in six weeks-- other therapies take
IN Q=And this
((DR. DAVID HO/NEW YORK UNIVERSITY: AND THIS RATHER OPTIMISTIC FINDING HAS LED
SOME PEOPLE TO THINK ABOUT THE FEASIBILITY OF EVEN BETTER RESULTS SUCH AS
ERADICATING THE VIRUS. ))
OUT Q=the virus.
IN Q=My gut
((DODGE:MY GUT FEELING IS THAT I WILL NOT DIE OF AIDS. AND I'M HOPING VERY MUCH
THAT I WON'T HAVE TO TAKE DRUGS AFTER THIS YEAR.))
OUT Q=after this year
Still researchers worry the virus can hide in the brain, lymph nodes,
testes, and other organs.
And the group Gay Men's Health Crisis, is worried the medical community
doesn't know what to do with the drugs.
IN Q=These results
((DAVID BARR/GAY MEN'S HEALTH CRISIS: THESE RESULTS ARE EXTRAORDINARILY
PROMISING HOWEVER WE SEE INCREDIBLE
AMOUNT OF UNCERTAINTY ABOUT HOW TO USE THESE DRUGS EFFECTIVELY. ))
And misuse of this new class of drugs can create a public health disaster.
Meantime, a new study suggests doctors are becoming increasingly willing to
help AIDS patients end their lives.
A study released at the AIDS Conference found half of all physicians
surveyed had helped patients commit suicide by writing prescriptions for
Henry County is getting some emergency help-- in the form of a commercial
ambulance service to provide back up for volunteer rescue squads.
SUPER=03-Henry Co.; :
Squad members have been stretched to the limit, responding to some
eight-thousand calls a year.
Starting next week, Stone Ambulance Service will answer any call the
county doesn't respond to within five minutes.
IN Q=We've had a situation
((BENNY SUMMERLIN/HENRY CO. PUBLIC SAFETY DIR.: WE'VE HAD A SITUATION WHERE
NOBODY WAS ABLE TO RESPOND. AND SO, WE LOOKED AT ALL THE POSSIBILITIES TO
DEVELOP SOME TYPE OF BACK- UP PLAN TO MAKE SURE THAT, IF THERE WAS A MEDICAL
EMERGENCY, SOMEBODY WOULD RESPOND. ))
SUPER=01-Benny Summerlin/Henry Co. Public Safety Dir.;
OUT Q= somebody would respond
County officials say the new plan should not reflect poorly on volunteer
squad members-- but the patient must be the first priority.
It's the patient who will pay, too.
Costs range from about 175-dollars plus mileage for basic emergency care,
to 300-dollars for advanced life support.
The fight against breast cancer takes many forms, and two Richmond women are
on the highway this week raising money and public awareness.
Kathy Hooper and Liz Schmick (shmick) are principal riders in the Pony
Express Tour '96... a motorcycle relay around the perimeter of the lower 48
They are raising money for breast cancer research, but they are also
delivering a message to anyone who will listen.
IN Q=Especially, we're trying
((KATHY HOOPER/RELAY RIDER: ESPECIALLY WE'RE TRYING TO BRING AWARENESS TO
YOUNGER WOMEN THAT THEY MUST GET EXAMINATIONS, BECAUSE RIGHT NOW THE ONLY HOPE
IS EARLY DETECTION. JUST AWARENESS IS THE MAIN THING.))
SUPER=01-Kathy Hooper/Relay Rider;
OUT Q=is the main thing.
The relay began June 29th in St. Joseph, Missouri and it will conclude in
Dallas, Texas in mid- August.
Organizers hope to raise 200- thousand dollars for the Susan G. Komen
(KOH-muhn) Breast Cancer Foundation.
This is a big month for the Dream Team--getting ready for the Olympics in
It's also a big sports month for your hometown station. Tennis and racing
are just two of the highlights. Steve Mason has details in the Two Minute
Ladies, your hometown station has a full slate of sporting events in the
next couple of weeks. First, the Kroger-WDBJ-7 250 takes center stage at the
New River Valley Speedway July 27th.
This morning, Late model stock car contender Ronnie Thomas tested at the New
The race begins at 9pm on the 27th of July and you can catch the entire late
Model race right here on your Hometown Station.
Thomas, whose won more races than anyone else at New River, will drive a
car owned by K and K Marine and Johnson Outboard Motors.
IN Q="Three weeks...
((RONNIE THOMAS/LATE MODEL STOCK CAR DRIVER:))
SUPER=01-Ronnie Thomas/Late Model Stock Car Driver; :00
OUT Q=...pay off
Malavai Washington exploded onto the tennis scene with his second place at
Wimbledon earlier this month. His younger sister, Mashona Washington, will be
in Roanoke July 28th trying to qualify for the USTA CHallenger Tournament at
WDBJ is the media sponsor for the event. The womens's tourney runs from the
28th through August 2nd.
Moving on to basketball. The NBA free agent market opened just about 20
SUPER=03-Phoenix, AZ; :00
A few of the bigtime players who could be shopping for other teams play for
Dream Team 3. The USA team beat China 119 to 58 last night.
Charles Barkley and teammate Reggie Miller joked about free agency.
((CHARLES BARKLEY AND REGGIE MILLER:))
SUPER=01-Charles Barkley and Reggie Miller; :00
OUT Q=...like my chances
In a news conference today, Speedway Motorsports Incorporated announced
that the Texas Motor Speedway will host a Winston Cup race April 6th. This
spells trouble for North Wilkesboro, more on that at 6.
Also at six, Roy Stanley will introduce us to another Roanoke AAU team
headed for nationals, see ya then.
They're already a big part of many of lives, but one day soon computers may
serve as butlers, nannies or even personal assistants.
This can only happen when computers learn to read the wishes of their users.
M-I-T Professor Alex Pentland is trying to remove that barrier.
IN Q=If you walk
((ALEX PENTLAND/PROFESSOR AT MIT:IF YOU WALK UP THE DOOR OF YOUR HOUSE WITH
YOUR ARMS FULL OF GROCERIES, IT DOESN'T TAKE A LOT OF INTELLIGENCE TO BE ABLE
TO KNOW THAT YOU SHOULD OPEN THE DOOR RIGHT?))
SUPER=01-Alex Pentland/MIT Professor;
OUT Q=the door right?
SUPER=04-"Beauty and the Beast" ;
He compares his computer system to the animated kitchen wares in Disney's
Beauty and the Beast. The teapot knows when to fill your cup.
IN Q=In the future
((ALEX PENTLAND/PROFESSOR AT MIT:IN THE FUTURE, EVERY HOME, EVERY CAR, ALL YOUR
CLOTHES WILL HAVE THIS SORT OF TECHNOLOGY IMBEDDED IN THEM TO BE ABLE TO HELP
YOU IN VARIOUS WAYS AS YOU GO AROUND YOUR LIFE. ))
OUT Q=your life.
(toss to robin)
(ROBIN tosses to Jean)