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With an increase in the minimum wage, a penny and dime scam could be headed
to a bank near you, and a memorial service for the victim of last week's
The weekend may start off with showers and thunderstorms...the break will
likely come on Sunday.
A device to help women detect breast cancer
could soon be on lawmakers' agenda in Washington. We'll tell you more about
the Sensor Pad and the advocates behind it, tonight on Health Check.
As the Summer Games continue in Atlanta, the woman killed in the blast at
Olympic park is remembered.
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Good Evening....this is NEWS-7 at FIVE, I'm Keith Humphry, sitting in for
Hundreds of mourners have turned out to pay final respects to the woman
killed in the Olympic bombing.
The service for Alice Hawthorne was held at Mount Zion Baptist Church in
Albany, Georgia. Many people arrived early today to sign a register and file
past the casket.
A separate funeral service is planned for tomorrow at a church in Atlanta.
The minimum wage is going up- -in two stages- beginning in October.
Congress approved the increase today- -the first raise for minimum wage
earners in five years.
The first step is a 50-cent hike in October, followed by another 40-cents in
September of 1997.
The two increases combined bring the minimum wage to 5-dollars- 15 cents an
Workers younger than 20 may be paid a training wage of 4-25 for their first
90 days on the job.
Employers predict the increase will have a major impact, though the Roanoke
Valley is unlikely to feel it much.
Most entry-level minimal skill jobs around here are already at least SIX
dollars an hour.
President Clinton wants the clothing industry to clean itself up.
He's asking for a voluntary promise not to use sweatshop labor in America or
The president spoke after a meeting with top industry leaders.
IN Q=They agreed
((THEY AGREED TO DO TWO THINGS. FIRST, THEY WILL TAKE ADDITIONAL STEPS TO
ENSURE THE PRODUCTS THEY MAKE AND SELL ARE MANUFACTURED UNDER DECENT AND HUMAN
WORKING CONDITIONS. SECOND, THEY WILL DEVELOP OPTIONS TO INFORM CONSUMERS THAT
THE PRODUCTS THEY BUY ARE NOT PRODUCED UNDER THOSE EXPLOITATIVE CONDITIONS.))
Clinton was joined by celebrity Kathie Lee Gifford, among others.
She called the session an "empowering experience."
Gifford got involved in the campaign against sweatshops after revelations
that a clothing line using her name was made under substandard conditions.
Virginia Republicans are still sorting out the implications of a federal
court order banning them from charging fees for political conventions.
The 1997 statewide ticket -- probably headed up by Jim Gilmore -- will be
chosen by primary voters, NOT convention delegates.
But Republican officials say they other races, like those for the House of
Delegates, are left up in the air.
That's after former party chairman Pat McSweeney refused to work toward an
IN Q=There was
((SCOTT LEAKE/VA. GOP CAUCUS: THERE WAS PROBABLY SOME MIDDLE GROUND, BUT IT
LOOKS LIKE THAT JUST WASN'T PURSUED SO WE'RE LEFT WITH AN ABSOLUTE, YOU KNOW, A
FEDERAL COURT THAT PRETTY MUCH BACKS US INTO THE CORNER.))
SUPER=01-Scott Leake/Va. GOP Caucus;
OUT Q=the corner.
Primaries like the one that re-nominated John Warner can be expensive to
But they also have downsides for candidates.
IN Q=Primaries are
((BOB HOLSWORTH/VCU POLITIAL ANALYST: PRIMARIES ARE OFTEN VERY BITTER IN
THEMSELVES. THEY'RE OFTEN CONDUCTED ON TELEVISION. AND THEY OFTEN SPEND A LOT
OF MONEY ON PRIMARIES THAT THEN CANNOT BE USED IN THE GENERAL ELECTION.))
SUPER=01-Bob Holsworth/VCU Political Analyst;
OUT Q=general election.
Party officials say they have attorneys analyzing if primaries in the House
races are really necessary.
All 100 delegates are up for re-election next year.
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A break in the T-W-A crash investigation.
The National Transportation Safety Board has identified the cockpit from
SUPER=03-Off Long Island, NY/This Morning;
It has not been raised from the ocean floor off New York.
The discovery of the cockpit could help nail down what destroyed the plane.
Still 46 of 230 victims remain unaccounted-for.
Americans are following news of the crash very closely.
A new poll finds just three events in the past ten years have generated more
The explosion of the space shuttle "Challenger," the 1989 San Francisco
earthquake and the L-A riots after the Rodney King verdict.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Straight ahead--on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- Is it a happy ending for the three
pot-bellied pigs in Vinton?
Plus-- she's changing dimes into green...illegally.
Authorities are on the watch for a woman scamming banks with her rolled
Tracking strokes before they happen, like we track the weather.
That report tonight on Health Check. Don't go away.
Lynchburg authorities say two teenagers robbed a convenience store at
gunpoint this morning.
The two youths- both 14- years old- allegedly entered the Midget Market on
Polk Street around 8:15 wearing black masks.
They brandished a handgun and left with a small amount of money.
IN Q=We identified
((CMDR. EARL BURNETTE/LYNCHBURG POLICE: WE IDENTIFIED AN INDIVIDUAL WHO LIVES
IN A HOUSE IN THAT AREA THAT THE DOG WENT TO, MATCHING THE DESCRIPTION OF THE
ROBBERY SUSPECT AS FAR AS THE CLOTHES HE HAD ON THIS MORNING, THE HEIGHT, THE
WEIGHT, SKIN TONE AND HAIR. AND WE LOCATED HIM ALONG WITH A FRIEND OF HIS, BOTH
FOURTEEN YEARS OLD, AND SUBSEQUENTLY WERE ABLE TO ARREST THEM AND CHARGE THEM
WITH THE ROBBERY.))
SUPER=01-Cmdr. Earl Burnette/Lynchburg Police; :00
OUT Q=with the robbery.
Both teens have been charged with armed robbery and use of a firearm in
commission of a felony.
A woman is turning dimes into dollars and police want to put her in jail.
Law enforcement officers throughout the I-81 corridor are searching for a
woman running what they call a dime scam at banks from Kingsport, Tennessee to
The woman hit two banks in Wytheville and one in Pulaski, Wednesday.
Investigators say she enters the bank to cash in 50 or 60 rolls of dimes.
These rolls are actually filled with pennies with a dime on each end.
A roll of dimes is worth five dollars.
This scam translates into a loss of several hundred dollars for each bank.
IN Q=WELL YOU TAKE A ROLL
((SHERIFF WAYNE PIKE/WYTHE COUNTY: WELL YOU TAKE A ROLL OF DIMES AND IT'S NOT
THAT MUCH MONEY, BUT IF YOU HAVE 50 OR 60 ROLLS OF DIMES AND YOU DO THAT THREE
OR FOUR TIMES A DAY YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT A SUBSTANTIAL INCOME WHICH IS TAX
FREE. SO IT'S A PRETTY GOOD WAY TO MAKE A LIVING IF YOU DON'T GET CAUGHT.))
SUPER=01-Wayne Pike/Wythe Co. Sheriff;
OUT Q=YOU DON'T GET CAUGHT
Investigators do have a suspect--they are looking for a white woman age 45
Witnesses say she drives a teal colored sedan with either Tennessee or South
If you have any information call your local police department.
The three pet pigs in Vinton are gone but nobody is saying what happened to
Wilbur, Arnold and Charlotte made headlines earlier this summer when a judge
ruled they could not be kept as pets.
Owners Emma and Gerald Saunders were given about 30 days to get rid of the
After losing in court, Emma Saunders said she would consider putting the
pot-bellied pigs to sleep.
A few days later a man offered to adopt them.
Emma Saunders said he never followed up on his offer.
The family could not be reached for comment but their lawyer, says he
believes they complied with the judge's ruling.
Peach cobbler, peach milkshakes, peach pie just a few things on the menu in
Downtown Roanoke this weekend...
(patrick ad lib)
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The Annual Peach Festival is underway in Downtown Roanoke, once again with
an eye toward helping others.
DOUBLE BOX Keith/PATRICK
Patrick Evans joins us from the festival, where he says everything is just
SUPER=01-Audrey Wheaton/Northwest Child Development Center;
DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN
SUPER=330-Clouds And/Showers/62-65/Cloudy With/More Showers/80-83;
SUPER=332-Partly Cloudy/A Few Showers/58-62/Passing/Showers/78-82;
SUPER=333-Scattered/Showers/58-60/Cloudy With/Periods Of Rain/76-79;
health music under
Stick around-- Steve Mason has a live report from Victory Stadium where the
Roanoke Riverdawgs are getting ready to take a bite out of the Nashville
And on Health Check-- the war on breast cancer could soon be fought in the
halls of Congress...over a breast cancer screening device.
((REP. BARBARA VUCANOVICH/R-NEVADA:IT'S A VERY SIMPLE THING TO USE. MOST WOMEN
ARE NOT STUPID. THEY OUGHT TO BE ABLE TO DO THIS WITHOUT! A DOCTOR GIVING THEM
A PRESCRIPTION. THEY LEARN HOW TO DO BREAST SELF-EXAM, WHY CAN'T THEY USE
OUT Q=USE THIS?
health bump next
Topping tonight's Health Check Report-- Congress could soon be tackling what
may be unprecedented legislation that would force the food and drug
administration to approve a medical product.
SS=BREAST CANCER PREVENTION
The product is called the "sensor pad"---a device to help women
during breast exams detect lumps which could signal cancer.
Dr. Emily Senay (Suh-Nay) reports.
IN Q=Nevada Congresswoman
SUPER=01-Rep. Barbara Vucanovich/(R) Nevada; :19
SUPER=01-Dr. Benjamin Goldman/Obstetrician-Gynecologist; 1:16
SUPER=01-Dr. Emily Senay/Reporting; 1:34
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Nevada Congresswoman Barbara Vucanovich knows how important it is for women
to detect breast cancer early... she herself has survived the disease.
So, she has thrown her support behind a controversial product called the
sensor pad...a simple device placed over the breast during manual exam that
can help pick up lumps.
REP. BARBARA VUCANOVICH/R-NEV: THIS IS JUST A TOOL THAT WOMEN SHOULD BE ABLE TO
USE.....ONE MORE TOOL IN THEIR SELF-EXAMINATION.
The Sensorpad---has been approved by the F-D-A through prescription
only-- which means women must make a trip to their doctors to get it.
The congresswoman would like to make it more accessible...and has
introduced legislation that would force the agency's hand into approving
REP. BARBARA VUCANOVICH/R-NEV:IT'S A VERY SIMPLE THING TO USE. MOST WOMEN ARE
NOT STUPID. THEY OUGHT TO BE ABLE TO DO THIS WITHOUT! A DOCTOR GIVING THEM A
PRESCRIPTION. THEY LEARN HOW TO DO BREAST SELF-EXAM, WHY CAN'T THEY USE THIS?
The increased sensitivity comes from a thin layer of silicon sandwiched in
between two round pieces of plastic. Dr. Benjamin Goldman has been using the
pad on his patients and finds it does indeed help detect lumps.
DR. BENJAMIN GOLDMAN/OB-GYN: AS YOU CAN SEE JUST BY USING A PIECE OF SUGAR
WHICH YOU WOULD NORMALLY JUST BARELY FEEL(AND THESE ARE TINY TINY LITTLE
YOU PUT THE SENSORPAD OVER IT IT REALLY REMARKABLY PICKS THAT UP."
EMILY SENAY: IT FEELS LIKE A ROCK"
How could something this simple create such controversy?
After all it's really just a piece of plastic. But according to critics of
the sensorpad if women were to use it it might discourage them from getting
routine mammograms or from seeing their doctors regularly for breast exams--
and that's not all they're worried about.
DR. BENJAMIN GOLDMAN/OBGYN/NORTH SHORE UNIV. HOSPITAL: BELIEVE THAT SINCE THE
PAD DOES INCREASE THE SENSITIVITY OF
TIE THE BREAST EXAM IT MAY ALSO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF FALSE POSITIVES... OR
LESIONS THAT A WOMAN MAY THINK ARE THERE THAT AREN'T REALLY THESE?
Dr. Goldman believes the pad should be available but with education
first. the FDA goes further, saying women must get training from a doctor.
But Vucanovich believes when it comes to the sensor pad the FDA is playing
IF YOW CAN DO A BREAST SELF-EXAM, BELIEVE ME YOU CAN USE THIS.
Right now lawmakers on Capital Hill may be the ones to decide whether
or not this potentially life-saving device is made directly available to
Dr. Emily Senay for CBS News, New York.))
You often hear about "doppler radar" used in weather reports.
There's another kind of doppler, though.
Using a simple transducer held next to the skull, doctors can listen in on
the human brain.
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OUT Q=NAT SOUND
It's helping to prevent debilitating strokes-- as the transcranial doppler
uses ultrasound to measure velocity of blood-flow through arteries, deep inside
IN Q=NAT SOUND FIRST
(( DR. DAVID DEAN/NEUROSURGEON: IT'S QUITE EASY AND ACCESSIBLE FOR A TECHNICIAN
TO DO THIS. SECOND
ADVANTAGE IS IT DOESN'T HURT. THIRD ADVANTAGE IS IT DOESN'T MEAN THAT WE PUT
DYE INTO THE PATIENT'S CIRCULATION. WE DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT ALLERGIC
SUPER=01-Dr. David Dean/Neurosurgeon; :04
OUT Q=about allergic reaction.
The transcranial doppler is becoming more accessible, in some areas it's
done right in the doctor's office.
This equipment is already available in the Roanoke Valley.
Let's shift gears into sports-- where the field is set for the Brickyard 400.
Here's Mike Stevens.
Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your friday ticker. The Roanoke
Riverdawgs are about 2 and a half hours away from their first ever playoff
appearance. They will face the Nashville Metros in the first round
and Steve Mason joins us from Victory Stadium where the game will take place
Mike, The Riverdawgs had been at Cave Spring Junior but the contract to play
there ran out at the end of July, so the City and the dawgs have worked out a
deal with a cost!
Now, The dawgs come into tonight's play off game seeded number one in the
Premiere's Northern Division, basically that means the Riverdawgs are the top
team on the east coast right now!!
Roanoke has already beaten the metros twice this season.
Joining me is Riverdawg forward Ian Spooner. Ian, beating a team 3 times can
SUPER=01-Ian Spooner/35 Points this Season; :00
The dawgs have scored around 30 goals in their last 6 games, but the
defense has let up only 7 goals. Michael Dunne is a starting defender, Michael,
this defense is scrappy and has had to fight to beat the metros?
B-ROLL OVER ANSWER AFTER SUPER IS UP!!! B-ROLL OVER PART OF SECOND QUESTION
What's been the key to the defense?
SUPER=01-Aaron Ewert/Riverdawgs Goalie; :00
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./1996 Season; :00
Live= Steve Full/Microwave
Game time is scheduled for 8 pm, tickets are 5 dollars fro general
admission. Double Boxes=Mike/STEVE
I'll see ya at 6 mike with a look at the dawgs offense.
The field for tomorrow's Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is
Gary Bradberry in the Shoney's Ford was the fastest qualifier today
improving his time by nearly 2 miles an hour.
Now, let's see how they'll stack up in spots 26 through 40.
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SUPER=0107-26. Gary Bradberry/174.584/27. John Andretti//28. Jeff Burton //29.
Geoff Bodine//30. Michael Waltrip;
SUPER=0107-31. Kenny Wallace//32. Ward Burton//33. Darrell Waltrip//34. Robert
Pressley//35. Derrike Cope;
SUPER=0107-36. Ricky Rudd//37. Bobby Hamilton//38. Morgan Shepherd//39. Ricky
Craven//40. Dave Marcis;
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The final practice sessions were quite eventful this afternoon, as Bobby
HIllin, who qualified 5th hit the wall and somehow didn't hit anyone else,
he'll have to go to a backup car, as will Bobby Hamilton who crashed the STP
Pontiac late in practice.
No crashes last night for MIchael Johnson, as the United State speed burner
set a world record in winning the the 200 meter dash.
However, today he announced that a sore hamstring will keep him from
competing for a 3rd gold medal in the 1600 meter relay.
And Dennis Rodman has come to terms with the Chicago Bulls on a one year
Rodman's agent says the deal is worth much more than the $6 million the
Bulls first offered.
Chicago officials aren't commenting until Dennis signs.
Coming up at six, we'll hear from the King Richard Petty.
Have a safe weekend everybody and enjoy yourself!
take a break
The Olympic competition is going down to the wire, not just for the gold
SUPER=03-Golden Valley, MN;
but for which olympic athlete will make their way onto the Wheaties cereal
Since 1932, Americans have seen their gold medal heroes on that orange
So who's next?
Top contenders no doubt include swimmer, Amy VanDyken, gymnast Keri
Strug and sprinter Michael Johnson.
A handful of top General Mills executives are narrowing the list.
IN Q=IT;S TOUGH
((JOE RUTLEDGE/GENERAL MILLS: IT'S TOUGH TO FIGURE OUT WHAT IT IS BUT IT'S THE
CHAMPION SPIRIT, THE ABILITY TO CAPTIVATE AMERICANS TO CAPTURE THEIR HEARTS AND
SUPER=01-Joe Rutledge/General Mills;
OUT Q=hearts and minds.
The eventual winner gets a small stipend...but huge exposure--remember
Olympic medalists Bruce Jenner and Mary Lou Retton?
(toss to robin)
(ROBIN tosses to Keith)
A Franklin County restaurant owner wants to level the playing field when it
comes to the sale of hard alcohol.
Jerry Leonard, owner of Jerry's Steakhouse on Route 220, says it's unfair
that he can't sell liquor... while some of his competitors can.
IN Q=Franklin County
((JERRY LEONARD/JERRY'S STEAKHOUSE: FRANKLIN COUNTY HAS BEEN DIVIDED UP
DIFFERENT. IT'S THE ONLY COUNTY IN THE STATE OF VIRGINIA THAT'S EVER BEEN DONE
THAT WAY. IF I COULD MOVE MY RESTAURANT ACROSS THE ROAD, I COULD HAVE MIXED
SUPER=01-Jerry Leonard/Jerry's Steakhouse;
OUT Q=mixed drinks
Leonard has been working on getting the law changed... but he's been plagued
Will have more on that story... and much more... coming up on News- 7 at