Up next on News 7 at Five-
Has Bob Dole picked his running mate? We'll hear from Dole and from Jack
Imagine finding something that looks like dynamite behind your house.
We'll find out what one Roanoke man stumbled upon.
As a cool front works through the region tonight, skies will clear and the
weekend forecast is fine indeed.
On Health Check--
Scientists have discovered a genetic defect-- that may protect against
For the two men it was discovered in, it means an immunity to the AIDS
virus-- even after repeated exposure. (/////SOT/////)
IN Q=I asked my doctor
((I ASKED MY DOCTOR IF IT WAS A MISTAKE. AND I MADE HIM, THE
MINUTE I GOT THE RESULTS, I HAD HIM DO ANOTHER TEST. ))
OUT Q=another test.
((JACK KEMP: THE OFFER HAS NOT BEEN MADE IT WILL NOT BE MADE UNTIL BOB DOLE
MAKES THE CALL AND IT IS HIS CALL. I RESPECT THAT.))
OUT Q=I RESPECT THAT."
Jack Kemp's response today-
While the nation waits to hear who Bob Dole's vice presidential running
mate will be.
GRAPHIC=News 7 at 5
Good afternoon this is News 7 at 5--I'm Jean Jadhon
Bob Dole is denying a C-N-N report that he's offered the number two spot to
He says he hasn't offered the job to anyone- and today only had this to say.
((BOB DOLE/PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: OBVIOUSLY YOU WANT TO WIN BUT THE IMPORTANT
THING IS YOU NEED SOMEONE WHO CAN BE PRESIDENT SOMEONE YOU CAN WORK WITH,
SOMEONE WHO UNDERSTANDS WHAT AMERICA IS ALL ABOUT, FAMILIES, KIDS, VALUES.))
SUPER=01-Bob Dole/(R) Presidential Candidate;
OUT Q=families, kids, values."
And if Kemp is that person- is he ready?
((ARE READY? QUARTERBACKS ARE ALWAYS READY.))
OUT Q=ARE ALWAYS READY."
Kemp is a former NFL player with roots in delegate rich California.
Dole is expected to make an announcement tomorrow.
The keynote speaker for the GOP convention- lied about smoking marijuana.
Congresswoman Susan Molinari denied ever smoking pot in a 1992 interview-
recently aired on New York TV.
But just last month- Molinari confessed she tried marijuana in College.
Molinari says she denied it in the interview because she was caught off
guard and panicked-
She says it was the first time someone questioned her about her personal
life from many years ago-
GRAPHIC=Welfare in Virginia
The good news for social service agencies all over Virginia is that a state
task force has found a solution for a computer nightmare that's slowed the
automation of welfare reform.
The bad news is that solution will probably be phased in over two and a half
Lawmakers appointed a special task force that's spent six weeks toiling over
the ADAPT computer system.
That's after a private consultant's report prompted then-Secretary of Health
and Human Resources Kay James to pull the plug on local agency training at the
end of last year.
At that time, the price tag to fix it had ballooned 30 million dollars over
what was budgeted.
IN Q=I think
((GLEN TITTERMARY/ADAPT TASK FORCE: I THINK THAT THERE WERE CLEARLY SOME
ESTIMATES MADE THAT WERE PROBABLY IN EXCESS OF WHAT THEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN. YOU
KNOW, WHY THOSE ESTIMATES WERE MADE, I DON'T KNOW. I KNOW THAT THEY WERE IN
SUPER=01-Glen Tittermary/ADAPT Task Force;
OUT Q=in error.
The task force says a new operating system should get the system up and
It will combine eligibility requirements for food stamps, AFDC, and Medicaid
into one program.
Visitors to the Cascades National Recreation Area in Giles County have taken
the high road since flooding in January.
But Congressman Rick Boucher say 400 thousand dollars in federal funds will
allow them to once again beat feet on the LOWER trail.
SUPER=03-Giles Co./Last January;
The flood washed out footbridges and large sections of that trail along
Little Stoney Creek.
Volunteers cleaned up enough debris to reopen the UPPER section.
But the lower trail is still in need of major repair.
((REP. RICK BOUCHER/D-NINTH DISTRICT: WE HAD TO PROVIDE GOVERNMENT FUNDING TO
CARRY THE PROJECT THE REST OF THE WAY AND NOW THAT'S HAPPENED. BUT WE WOULD NOT
HAVE HAD THE FALLS OPENED AT ALL BETWEEN JANUARY AND THE PRESENT TIME HAD IT
NOT BEEN FOR WHAT THE VOLUNTEERS DID. ))
OUT Q=the volunteers did.
The Cascades is a major tourist spot in Giles County, hosting up to 200
thousand visitors each year.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Straight ahead--on NEWS-7 at FIVE--
It's Inauguration Day in Russia, and Boris Yeltsin makes an increasingly rare
Also the latest on Richard Jewell, the Olympics security guard turned pipe
bomb suspect. Will the FBI apologize to Jewell?
Plus, in North Carolina-- the government is looking at so-called endocrine
disruptors-- chemicals in our midst that may effect human reproductive systems.
The story, on Health Check.
Anchor=Jean 2 shot
And are your pets getting the right kind of diet?
Anchor=Connie 2 shot
Patrick Evans tells us about a new business that brings science into the
A southeast Roanoke neighborhood that witnessed a group of kids being chased
with CHAINSAWS last night, learned of a much more explosive incident today.
34- year- old Rufus Hicks says his stepsons were being chased by some other
people near his Bullitt Avenue home last night.
This afternoon he called the police after finding something resembling a
stick of DYNAMITE taped to an old oil furnace behind his house.
IN Q=These boys
((RUFUS HICKS: THESE BOYS THEY JUST IGNORANT AND THEY DON'T CARE. THEY JUST,
I GUESS, BORN TO FIGHT I RECKON.))
OUT Q=to fight I reckon.
State police determined the object is an explosive used in construction,
that is harmless in its current state.
The FBI says it's not planning to apologize to security guard Richard
CBS News reported yesterday the FBI did not find evidence against Jewell in
the Olympic Park Bombing and would offer a public apology.
But the FBI says it's not through with Jewell just yet.
Justice Department officials say forensic testing continues on material
taken from Jewell's apartmnent.
Officials say if they find Jewell was NOT involved in the bombing, they
may issue a public statement clearing him.
Russian President Boris Yeltsin made his first public appearance today in
more than a month.
Yeltsin was sworn in for his second term as president.
The ceremony was shorter and more sedate than Yeltsin's first inaguration-
when he became the leader of Russia's post-communist era.
The ceremony was over in 15 minutes.
A tired looking Yeltsin is starting a two month vacation immediately.
He is said to be suffering from "colossal weariness."
For fans of mountain music, the city of Galax is the center of the universe
IN Q=NAT SOUND OF BANJO FULL
OUT Q=NAT SOUND FADES
Under way since Wednesday night, the Old Fiddlers Convention has filled
Felts Park with hundreds of campers and thousands of contestants.
And for many, the music is more than a passing fancy.
IN Q=My mother
((JIM LARGE: MY MOTHER IS FROM KERNERSVILLE. MY GRANDPARENTS, MY GRANDFATHER
WERE FROM BLOUNTVILLE, TENNESSEE AND THIS IS MY HERITAGE. AND I REALLY ENJOY
BEING A PART OF THE HISTORY AND TRADITION.))
SUPER=01-Jim Large/Ohio Bluegrass Fan;
OUT Q=history and tradition.
The Old Fiddlers Convention continues through Saturday night in Felts
Where can you find a Lizard Ladder and a Ferret Spongie Jumper? Patrick
Evans knows the answer.
(patrick ad lib)
stocks bump next
A new, locally owned and operated business has moved into town, with a
degree of difference in taking care of pets.
DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
As Patrick Evans explains, the Pet Food Super Store owner has a degree in
SUPER=01-Steve Donovan/Store Owner;
DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN
SUPER=330-Partly Cloudy/Winds NW-10mph/62-64/Sunny Skies/Winds NW-10mph/80-83;
SUPER=331-Cloudy Skies/Showers Early/63-65/Sunny Skies/Winds NW-10mph/82-84;
SUPER=333-Clear And/Cooler/58-62/Mostly Sunny/And Nice!/78-80;
health music under
Still to come on News 7 at 5--
A new era for the basketball program at Ferrum College.
On Health Check,
Roanoke area lifeguards are being honored for their efforts at saving lives
The job may LOOK easy from the deck-- but it takes concentration-- and
fast action when a swimmer is in need.
IN Q=We've had numerous
((WE'VE HAD NUMEROUS SAVES IN THE DEEP END AND UNLIKE LAST YEAR WE'VE HAD
A COUPLE SAVES IN SHALLOW END ALSO WITH LITTLE KIDS JUMPING IN, GETTING A
LITTLE TOO FAR FROM THE SIDE AND STUFF LIKE THAT AND WE HAVE TO GO IN AFTER
OUT Q=after them.
health bump next
There's a new study out this morning about a remarkable genetic defect--
Scientists have found that there are apparently certain people who can
escape infection from the AIDS virus-- even after repeated exposures.
IN Q= We were quite
((DR. NED LANDAU/AARON DIAMOND AIDS CENTER: WE WERE QUITE SURPISED WHEN WE
FIRST DID THESE STUDIES TO FIND OUT THAT SOMETHING LIKE 1% OF THE POPULATION,
HAD THIS DEFECT.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Ned Landau/Aaron Diamond AIDS Center; :
OUT Q=had this defect.
****CONNIE AUDIO ON CART*****
The discovery was made in two men who were repeatedly exposed to HIV-- but
did not contract it.
The explanation-- a normal human cell has a protein called CKR-5, that
the AIDS virus must have in order to lock on and infect.
However, these two individuals lack that protein, so the common AIDS virus
cannot infect them.
IN Q=This one is
((ANTHONY FAUCI/NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASE: THIS ONE
IS A QUITE OPEN AND SHUT CASE. THIS IS SOMETHING THAT IS VERY DRAMATIC WHERE
YOU LACK THE RECEPTOR THAT IS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY FOR THIS PARTICULAR TYPE OF
SUPER=01-Anthony Fauci/National Institute of Health; :
OUT Q=of virus.
Researchers can now develop a commercial test to indentify natural
But doctors worry that would send the wrong message-- that it's ok to
practice high-risk behaviours.
Government scientists hope to determine if certain chemicals in our are
slowly destroying human reproductive systems.
They're setting up the Center for the Evaluation of Risks to Human
Reproduction in Research Triangle Park, in North Carolina.
The Center will be a national clearinghouse on the topic of endocrine
disruptors-- that is, synthetic chemicals that mimic human hormones.
There is evidence of chemical damage, including reports of falling sperm
Also in recent years, testicular, prostate, and breast cancer rates have
Up until last month, central Virginia residents suffering from a neuro-
psychological disorder had to travel far and wide for evaluation.
Now, a Lynchburg retirement home has teamed up with the University of
Virginia to offer patient screenings and treatment referrals right in their own
Steve Smallshaw reports.
IN Q=This is one
SUPER=01-Dr. David Crews/Neuropsychologist; :46
SUPER=01-H. Carey/Westminster-Canterbury Pres.; :56
OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.
((THIS IS ONE OF OUR TESTING ROOMS WHERE WE DO ALL THE NEURO- PSYCHOLOGICAL
Since last month, UVA neuropsychologist Dr. David Crews has been spending
two days a week in Lynchburg at the Westminster- Canterbury retirement
That's where area residents who may be suffering from a neurological
disorder such as Alzheimer's Disease, can now undergo an initial screening.
IN Q=We look at
((DR. DAVID CREWS/NEUROPSYCHOLOGIST: WE LOOK AT A WIDE RANGE OF COGNITIVE
FUNCTIONS, RANGING FROM INTELLIGENCE TO MEMORY TO ABSTRACT REASONING TO
Based on the results of those tests, Crews can refer the patient to an
outside source for treatment.
The key, he says, is making early detection available.
IN Q=I think we
((CREWS: I THINK WE SAW THE NEED FOR SUCH A CLINIC, AND AS THE POPULATION AGES
THERE WILL BE MORE AND MORE DEMAND FOR THIS TYPE OF SERVICE.))
OUT Q=type of service.
IN Q=We've been in
((H. CAREY/WESTMINSTER- CANTERBURY PRES.: WE'VE BEEN IN THE BUSINESS OF SERVING
THE NEEDS OF OLDER ADULTS FOR 20 YEARS NOW AND THIS IS JUST ANOTHER WAY THAT
WE'VE SEEN THAT WE CAN CONTINUE TO DO THAT.))
OUT Q=to do that.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
Costs of the screening will vary according to the assessment.
To make an appointment, call area code 804- 386- 3304.
Some Roanoke lifeguards were honored today, for their life-saving efforts
at area pools this summer.
Combined, the group pictured here saved 16 lives in the past few months.
Here's a demonstration of the typical rescue scenario.
IN Q=NAT SOUND
OUT Q=NAT SOUND
butt butt butt butt
((DEREK ELMORE/LIFEGUARD: ADRENALIN REALLY FLOWS WHEN YOU'RE UP THERE AND THIS
STARTS TO HAPPEN. AND MOST OF THEM HAVE BEEN ACROSS THE POOL AND YOU HAVE A
LITTLE WAYS TO SWIM AND REALLY YOU'RE JUST THINKING ABOUT GETTING THERE AND
GETTING ABOVE THE WATER ))
SUPER=01-Derek Elmore/Lifeguard; :
OUT Q=above the water
****CONNIE AUDIO ON CART*****
The American Red Cross today bestowed Certificates of Extraordinary Action
to the lifeguards.
The guards want the public to know that it's hard work, constantly
scanning the pool-- preventing and reacting to emergencies.
And some say parents could help make their jobs a little easier--
IN Q=Instead of
((JON BOWMAN/LIFEGUARD: INSTEAD OF READING A MAGAZINE, WATCHING THEIR KIDS, AND
MAYBE ACTUALLY BEING IN THE WATER PLAYING WITH THEM
AND KNOWING WHERE THEY ARE AT ALL TIMES. ))
SUPER=01-Jon Bowman/Lifeguard; :
OUT Q=all times.
Lifeguards are certified as professional rescuers, with training in adult,
infant and child c-p-r.
In Sports, there's a new name leading the Ferrum College basketball team.
Plus the man to beat at this week's NASCAR race is definitely on a roll. Roy
Stanley has that story and more.
Thank you Connie and Jean good afternoon everybody its time for the end of
the week two minute ticker.
The Winston Cup drivers are at Watkins Glen this afternoon for the Bud at
Mark Martin has been the man to beat at the road course. He's won three
straight at the track and he's hoping to make it four in a row this weekend.
IN Q=First audio
((MARK MARTIN/6 FORD: ))
SUPER=01-Mark Martin/6 Ford; :
OUT Q=......or the other."
SUPER=03-Watkins Glen, NY/ESPN2;
Dale Earnhardt, recovering from his injuries at Talladega, captured the
He turned the road course at a speed of 120 point 733 miles per hour. Now,
here is a look at the top 25.
wipe to boards
SUPER=0107-1. Dale Earnhardt/120.733/2. Dale Jarrett//3. Ricky Rudd//4. Terry
Labonte//5. Jeff Gordon;
SUPER=0107-6. Rusty Wallace//7. Ernie Irvan//8. Michael Waltrip//9. Joe
Nemechek//10. Mark Martin;
SUPER=0107-11. Ken Schrader//12. Brett Bodine//13. Geoff Bodine//14. Bobby
Labonte//15. John Andretti;
SUPER=0107-16. Kyle Petty//17. Butch Leitzinger//18. Lake Speed//19. Bill
Elliott//20. Robert Pressley;
SUPER=0107-21. Ward Burton//22. Ted Musgrave//23. Jeff Burton//24. Rick
Mast//25. Kenny Wallace;
A new era officially tipped off today at ferrum as the Panthers introduced
their new head basketball coach.
SUPER=03-Ferrum College; :00
Larry Mangino is the panthers new coach. He comes to Ferrum from Clark
University in Worcester, Massachusetts where he served as head coach for the
past 5 years. Mangino takes over a program that returns 14 players from last
year's squad that went 11 and 13.
IN Q="The cubbard
((LARRY MANGINO/NEW FERRUM BASKETBALL COACH:))
SUPER=01-Larry Mangino/New Ferrum Basketball Coach; :00
OUT Q=...forward to it"
Mangino replaces Bill Pullen, who recently lead the Panthers to 4 Dixie
titles in the past 5 years.
((DR. TED KINDER/FERRUM ATHLETIC DIRECTOR:))
SUPER=01-Dr. Ted Kinder/Ferrum Athletic Director; :00
OUT Q=....strategies maybe"
(toss to robin)
(ROBIN tosses to Jean)
Some local kids are getting a chance to explore their surroundings, thanks
to Smith Mountain Lake State Park.
The program is called "Junior Rangers,"
Jean/Keith double boxes
and Keith Humphry joins us from the newsroom to tell us more about it.
Jean, it's for kids ages six through ten.
Every Friday during the summer, park officials teach these youngsters about
the natural resources found at Smith Mountain Lake.
Then they take to the trails and do some discovering of their own.
We'll have more on Junior Ranger program
double boxes Jean/Keith
in a half hour on News- 7 at six.