News-7 at FIVE is coming up next.
Still another chunk of T-W-A Flight 800 has come ashore.
President Clinton is looking for global support for a new anti-terrorism
And, we'll check in with state Republicans, campaigning throughout the
The storms are not big but they are dropping a lot of rain. Doppler radar
pictures of a typical summer day just ahead.
On Health Check-- Testicular cancer may not be a favorite topic, but
many men are finding out-- it's an important one.
What you can do to fight it-- plus, we'll also have some new therapies to
treat AIDS that are showing promise.
IN Q=America will
((BILL CLINTON:AMERICA WILL NOT REST IN OUR RESOLVE TO HUNT DOWN, PROSECUTE,
AND PUNISH TERRORISTS ))
The U-S is applying pressure to other nations to stop doing business with
GRAPHIC=News at 5
Good afternoon I'm Connie Stevens sitting in for Jean Jadhon.
President Clinton says the U-S will not back down from its leadership role
in the fight against terrorism.
Today the president signed a new law which will punish foreign companies
who invest in oil and gas projects in Iran and Libya.
Mr. Clinton says the companies should not do business with nations who kill
IN Q=Terrorism has
((BILL CLINTON:TERRORISM HAS MANY FACES TO BE SURE, BUT IRAN AND LIBYA ARE TWO
OF THE MOST DANGEROUS SUPPORTERS OF TERRORISM IN THE WORLD. THE IRAN AND LIBYA
SANCTIONS BILL I SIGN TODAY, WILL HELP TO DENY THOSE COUNTRIES THE MONEY THEY
NEED TO FINANCE INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM.))
The bill calls for U-S sanctions against the companies doing energy business
with Iran and Libya.
Clinton said he hopes European allies will cooperate, but if necessary, the
U-S will act alone.
The sanctions HAVE angered some European governments.
The British Foreign Office says it won't be pressured by U-S policy.
France is also voicing its displeasure with the new sanctions.
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash Investigation
Another piece of T-W-A Flight 800
is back on shore.
SUPER=03-Shinnecock Bay, NY; :
A barge today brought in what appears to be a piece of the plane's
are going over part of the cockpit that was hauled to shore yesterday.
IN Q=It's about as
(( ROBERT FRANCIS, NTSB: IT'S ABOUT AS TALL AS I AM AND IT'S JUST A MASS OF
SPAGHETTI LIKE WIRES AND DIALS AND PARTS OF SEATS, INSTRUMENTS, FUSE BOXES AND
SUPER=01-Robert Francis/NTSB Vice Chairman; :
As larger pieces of wreckage are recovered, they are finding more victims
At least 194 bodies have been found, leaving 36 still missing.
But the process is slow-going.
The Olympic Games may have ended, but the clean-up is just beginning-- as
the tear-down phase starts in Atlanta.
Structures for the corporate sponsors, along with large chunks of concrete
walkways, will come down, to make way for grass and trees.
The Georgia legislature has already appropriated one-million dollars a
year for security and maintenance of Centennial Park-- and
the Fountain of Rings will also remain open as a gathering place.
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal
A dispute between the Roanoke Valley Resource Authority and the companies
collecting trash from area businesses is getting pretty messy.
Non- residential haulers have threatened to stop bringing their garbage to
the regional landfill, complaining that the Authority's tipping fees are too
That could severely impact the Authority's budget.
IN Q=If you
OUT Q=and Vinton.
So Authority members may have a threat of their own.
They may have the Authority start COMPETING with the non- residential
haulers for their business.
The non- residential haulers say there wouldn't be a problem if the
Authority would just lower its fees.
Public hearings on a bid by the state's largest health insurer to go private
are just over a month away.
Today, the Virginia Citizens' Consumer Council renewed the call for close
public scrutiny of Trigon's plan.
The State Corporation Commission must approve Trigon's request to become a
for- profit company.
Consumer Council spokeswoman Jean Ann Fox warns there's NO guarantee Trigon
will continue to take folks who can't get insurance anywhere else.
IN Q=We think
((JEAN ANN FOX/CONSUMER ADVOCATE: WE THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT THERE BE AN
INSURER OF LAST RESORT PROGRAM THAT'S AVAILABLE TO PEOPLE AND THAT'S AFFORDABLE
SO WE DON'T HAVE A HOLE IN THE SAFETY NET -- IF AFTER TRIGON GETS ITS WAY, IT
DECIDES THAT IT NO LONGER WANTS TO BE THE INSURER OF LAST RESORT.))
SUPER=01-Jean Ann Fox/Consumer Advocate;
OUT Q=last resort.
Trigon must give two years notice if it plans to stop providing the
so-called "open enrollment" insurance.
Fox says NO other private company gets the cut rate on taxes which Trigon
receives to be the insurer of last resort.
The Attorney General's office says it's satisfied with the 24- month notice
Trigon must give.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Straight ahead--on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- As he heads into the next week's
G-O-P Convention, Bob Dole is talking tax cuts.
And two Republicans who are eager to see Dole in the White House are on a
campaign swing of their own.
We'll have the top medical news of the day-- from the latest on fiber
supplements, to a condition involving iron overload-- on Health Check.
Plus, your garden is probably providing an abundant Harvest lately. Patrick
Evans has some tips for making the most of fresh grown veggies.
A grand jury in Ohio meets today in to consider evidence against the man
accused of setting a deadly fire in a
fireworks store in Scottown, Ohio.
The July 4th blaze left nine people dead.
Today's hearing centers on allegations that the store's sprinkler system was
shut off when the fire happened.
Sprinkler systems are required in all fireworks stores in Ohio.
24-year old Todd Hall is accused of lighting a firecracker with a
cigarette inside the store.
If indicted by the grand jury, Hall faces eight counts of involuntary
Hall had a lobotomy several years ago after a skateboard accident.
Bob Dole has spelled out his economic plan --
Speaking in Chicago, the Republican presidential candidate promises a
15-percent income tax cut,
a capital gains tax cut and a tax credit of 500 dollars per child.
IN Q=Balance the
((BOB DOLE/GOP PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: BALANCE THE BUDGET BY THE YEAR 2002. CUT
THE TAX BURDEN ON THE MIDDLE CLASS.
PROVIDE NEW EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES FOR MIDDLE AND LOW INCOME AMERICANS. REFORM
OUR BROKEN DOWN LAWSUIT SYSTEM AND NEEDLESS FEDERAL REGULATION. ))
SUPER=01-Bob Dole/GOP Presidential Candidate;
OUT Q=federal regulations (applause)
Dole says with a Republican Congress, it's finally possible to
cut taxes and reduce the deficit at the same time.
But White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta says Dole can't make sweeping
tax cuts and balance the budget -- unless he makes big reductions in Medicare
Two men who would like to help push Dole's tax plan through Congress were
campaigning in central and southwest Virginia today.
Congressman Bob Goodlatte and Senator John Warner kicked off a joint
campaign tour with stops in Roanoke and Lynchburg.
The Republican duo says it's proud of its record of accomplishments in
Congress the past two years.
Goodlatte brushed aside concerns that the Dole campaign appears to have
trouble gaining any momentum.
IN Q=We have more
((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/R- 6TH DISTRICT: WE HAVE MORE THAN THREE MONTHS REMAINING
AND THE CONVENTION WILL PUT BOB DOLE ON THE ROAD AND I AM CONFIDENT THAT HE'S
GOING TO RUN AN OUTSTANDING CAMPAIGN, AND WILL CARRY THAT SAME MESSAGE OF
EMPOWERING THE PEOPLE AND TAKING POWER OUT OF WASHINGTON D.C. AND GIVING IT
BACK TO THE STATES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, AND I THINK THAT HE WILL DO VERY WELL
OUT Q=well with that.
Both Goodlatte and Warner endorsed Dole's economic package, saying tax cuts
could help stimulate the economy.
After breakfast in Roanoke, the two paid a visit to Lynchburg's largest
employer, the Ericsson Corporation.
Garden harvests are bringing great produce, and today Patrick looks at what
to do with all that fresh food...
(patrick ad lib)
stocks bump next
Healthy cooking is not only good for you, but can be easy and fun this time
of year with all the fresh vegetables coming from the garden.
Today Patrick Evans looks at a cornucopia of recipes fresh from the
SUPER=01-Jane Hoover/Health Educator;
SUPER=330-Isolated Shower/Patchy Fog Late/63-66/Partly Sunny/Hot &
SUPER=331-Isolated Shower/Partly Cloudy/64-68/Partly/Sunny/85-89;
SUPER=332-Showers Ending/Patchy Fog/60-64/Partly Sunny/And Humid/83-86;
SUPER=333-Quick Showers/Areas Of Fog/60-64/Partly/Sunny/80-85;
health music under
The "Late Show with David Letterman" is looking for some fresh talent.
On Health Check-- a topic that makes many men cringe--
but it's an important one.
Testicular cancer-- the best defense is early diagnosis.
IN Q=I think there
((I THINK THERE IS A STIGMA ASSOCIATED WITH ANY MALIGNANCY OF THE GENITALIA.))
health bump next
Also, here are some of the medical headlines of the day-- with everything
from AIDS treatments, to iron overload. (/////SOT/////)
IN Q= The fight against
OUT Q=earlier diagnosis.
The fight against AIDS is focusing on another way to treat patients.
British scientists say a drug combination of either A-Z-T and D-D-I or
D-D-C works better than A-Z-T alone.
They found that the death rate among patients taking the A-Z-T-D-D-I combo
was 33-percent lower than those taking only A-Z-T.
And the death rate was 21-percent lower for those taking the A-Z-T-D-D-C
Another team of British doctors is warning against relying on fiber pills
and cereals with added fiber.
The researchers say everyone should just eat enough fruits and
vegetables....because studies have yet to link fiber alone to lower rates of
heart disease and cancer. Instead, research has shown that a high-fiber diet
can reduce one's risk of disease....suggesting the benefit could come from a
number of factors.
It will soon be easier to prevent serious cases of hemo-chromatosis-- or
iron overload, a common hereditary disorder.
Researchers say they've found the gene responsible for the disease, and
hope it will lead to earlier diagnosis.))
Cancer of the testes is a deadly disease curable only through early
We don't hear much about it, as it only represents one percent of all
cancers in men.
Still, it's the most common malignancy found in males from teenagers to
To treat cancer of the testes, you have to find it first.
And that means regular self-exams of the testicles just like women do
breast self exams to detect breast cancer.
IN Q=What I know now
SUPER=01-Jim Laflash/Testicular Cancer Survivor; :08 very quick!
SUPER=01-Mathew White/Testicular Cancer Survivor; :18
SUPER=01-Dr. Philip Kantoff/Dana Farber Cancer Center; :42
SUPER=01-Dr. Nelson Stone/Mt. Sinai Medical Center; :52
OUT Q=cancer are cured.
IN Q=What I know
((JIM LAFLASH/TESTICULAR CANCER SURVIVOR: WHAT I KNOW NOW IS THAT IT STARTED AS
A LUMP THAT I NEVER DETECTED ... IN LIKE A FOUR MONTH SPAN IT WENT ALL THE WAY
FROM MY TESTICLE UP TO MY LUNGS. ))
OUT Q=to my lungs.
IN Q=I thought it
(( MATTHEW WHITE/TESTICULAR CANCER SURVIVOR: I THOUGHT IT WAS CANCER, I HAD
MAYBE SEVEN MONTHS, YOU KNOW YOU KNOW YOUR BODY AND I HAPPENED TO REALIZE IT
WAS THERE AND I DIDN'T SEE A PHYSICIAN RIGHT AWAY. ))
OUT Q=right away.
Both of these survivors were scared when they were first diagnosed--
justifiably so, as testicular cancer is responsible for 12-percent of cancer
deaths in men under age 35.
IN Q=There really is
((DR. PHILIP KANTOFF/DANA FARBER CANCER CENTER: THERE REALLY IS A NEED TO
GET THE WORD OUT WITH REGARD TO TESTICULAR SELF-EXAMINATION BECAUSE THE MOST
COMMON WAY TO PICK UP TESTICULAR CANCER IS FOR THE PATIENT HIMSELF TO
RECOGNIZE THE ABNORMALITY.))
IN Q=The examination
(( DR. NELSON STONE/MT. SINAI MEDICAL CENTER: THE EXAMINATION IS QUITE
SIMPLE. THE YOUNG MAN WILL HOLD THE TESTICLE IN ONE HAND TO STABILIZE IT AND
TAKE -- USUALLY THE DOMINANT HAND .. AND JUST FEEL THE SURFACE OF THE TESTICLE
FOR ANY IRREGULARITIES))
The first sign of testicular cancer is usually a slight enlargement of the
testes, a small hard lump, or a change in the testes consistency.
There may be no pain, or a dull ache in the lower abdomen and groin, with a
feeling of heaviness in the scrotum.
Following a clinical exam, including a sonogram and blood tests, if cancer
is found, the appropriate step is to remove the testicle.
IN Q=And just like
((DR. NELSON STONE: AND JUST LIKE OTHER CANCERS WHEN THE CANCER IS CONFINED TO
THE ORGAN OF ORIGIN, IN THIS CASE THE TESTICLE, THE
THE CURE IS MUCH GREATER THAN IF IT'S SPREAD ))
OUT Q=if it's spread.
There are two kinds of testicle tumors, Seminoma -- a slow growing
cancer, calls for short course of radiation treatment... and the more advanced
Non-Seminoma, is treated by first removing infected lymph nodes and then
getting rigorous chemotherapy regimes.
IN Q=With chemotherapy
(( DR. PHILIPS KANTOFF: WITH CHEMOTHERAPY FOR ADVANCED CASES WHERE IT HAD
SPREAD, ABOUT 89 PERCENT OF PATIENTS ARE NOW CURED. OVERALL ABOUT 90 PERCENT
TO 95 PERCENT OF PATIENTS WITH TESTICULAR CANCER ARE CURED. ))
OUT Q=cancer are cured.))
A normal sex-life is possible with one testicle.
But, with chemotherapy there is a chance that fertility may be impaired.
It'll be another couple of weeks before they hit the books again but area
high school football players are already back on the field.
Mike Stevens has that story and more in tonight's Two Minute Ticker.
Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your Monday Ticker. We start on the
football field where...believe it or not...the high school season is here
Patrick Henry comes into this year riding the high of ending last season
with three straight wins which earned them a share of the Roanoke Valley
PH officially opened 2 a days this morning.
IN Q="the first
((ED SCOTT/PATRICK HENRY HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Ed Scott/Patrick Henry Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...I was real pleased"
From triple A to double A, Salem also hit the gridiron today for the first
time this season. The Spartans return 11 starters from last year's 10 and 2
Blue Ridge District championship squad. Added size should help.
((WILLIS WHITE/SALEM HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Willis White/Salem Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...weight room"
Blacksburg also began football practice today, we will hear from Dave Crist
After playing their last 17 games on the road because of the Olympic Games,
the Atlanta Braves return home tonight
for the first time in nearly three weeks.
The Braves went 9-and-8 on the trip and are still seven games in front of the
Yesterday a couple of players turned in Diamond Gems in the majors.
Mark Portugal squares to bunt, but pops it up, and the Reds Eric Owens, the
former Ferrum Great dives in from third base to make the catch and the out.
But nothing this season can top the catch turned in by the Indians Kenny
Lofton yesterday in Cleveland's game with Baltimore.
Watch him literally climb the wall and make the catch to three feet above the
fence to rob B.J. Surhoff of a homerun.
SUPER=03-Davidson, NC; :00
The Winston Cup circuit heads to the road course at Watkins Glen this
weekend, but today a number of drivers played in the Davey Allison memorial
charity golf event outside of Charlotte to raise money for head injury
IN Q="Well, it's...
((BRETT BODINE/DRIVER - LOWES FORD:))
SUPER=01-Brett Bodine/Lowes Ford Driver; :00
OUT Q= ...showcase that."
An olympic wrapup coming up at six, plus Wes Unseld is coming to Radford.
I'll have details in about 30 minutes.
Have a good night everybody.
take a break
Have you ever dreamed of being a tv star?
This boy may make it.
He can push off his baseball cap by closing his mouth and crossing his eyes.
He wants to be on the "Late Show with David Letterman."
The show's producers are on the road, looking for talent.
Can you touch your tongue to your ear?
Does your dog push around an orange rind?
These talented people auditioned in Philadelphia this past weekend.
There's no word on where the Letterman producers are headed next in their
pursuit of stupid human and pet tricks.
(toss to robin)
(ROBIN tosses to Connie)
Classes will start again soon, so kids and their parents are hitting the
stores for back to school shopping.
Connie/Keith double boxes
Keith Humphry is here to tell us educators have concerns about the
pressures youngsters feel when it comes to fashion and what's in.
Connie, designer clothes are the in thing for kids, both youngsters and
Most of them will be sporting their favorite brand names in the classroom.
But some experts believe the pressure to buy and wear the very latest is
just too much and creates problems for kids.
We'll bring you that story, and the rest of the day's news--
double boxes Connie/Keith
all coming up in one half hour on News 7 at Six.
And that is it for News 7 at 5. Thanks for joining us and have a