News-7 at Five is just one minute away...
Republican rival Pat Buchanan endorses Bob Dole...with overwhelming approval
by the G-O-P.
Rain continues to pound the region.
And soon it won't be very funny at the Roanoke Comedy Club.
A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for Central and Southwest Virginia,
and the Roanoke River IS expected to exceed flood stage, but only by a foot or
so. I'll have the details.
An honor for Roanoke.
The Star City has made it into the top ten list of the nation's healthiest
Plus, the government wants American doctors to pay more attention to the
human version of madcow disease that's recently killed eight people in Britain.
((IT IS MY PRIVILEGE TO PROCLAIM THE 1996 REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION IN
SESSION AND TO CALL IT TO ORDER.))
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Republicans launch the Bob Dole campaign in San Diego.
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Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at Five, I'm Jean Jadhon.
Republicans are launching the Dole-Kemp campaign with four days of events
And today Bob Dole got one thing he wanted- an endorsement from Pat Buchanan.
((PAT BUCHANAN: LET US AT LEAST FOR THE NEXT TEN WEEKS - NOBLES AND KNIGHTS AND
PEASANTS WITH PITCH FORKS SUSPEND OUR BATTLE WITH ONE ANOTHER AND JOIN TOGETHER
IN A COMMON CAUSE TO DEFEAT BILL CLINTON AND PRINCE ALBERT.))
OUT Q=and Prince Albert.
Speakers scheduled for tonight include George Bush, Nancy Reagan and Colin
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Meanwhile the Reform party is busy choosing it's presidential nominee.
Unlike the race four years ago, Ross Perot has a contender-
Richard Lamm is also seeking the nomination.
((RICHARD LAMM/FORMER COLORADO GOVERNOR: I PERSONALLY FACE AN ENORMOUS
CHALLENGE BY RUNNING AGAINST THE FOUNDER OF THIS PARTY BUT I DO SO WITH MY EYES
OPEN AND KNOWING IN MY HEART THAT THE TORCH MUST PASS.))
SUPER=01-Richard Lamm/Former Colorado Governor;
OUT Q=torch must pass."
All reform members- perhaps as many as one million- are eligible to vote.
Ballots will be cast over the next week and the winner will be announced
Rainy days and Mondays often go hand-in-hand.
But today's heavy rain is causing some flooding for area streams and
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Kimberly McBroom has been out in the rainy weather this afternoon.
Kim, what does it look like out there?
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vo out=could be settling in for a while.
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In other news-- Part of the T-W-A crash investigation is now taking place
FBI agents are reportedly talking to a Lebanese man who's being held
An Israeli paper says the man is a bomber recruited by Iran-
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Meanwhile investigators are turning their attention to the front coach
section of TWA Flight 800.
Sources say there's significant fire damage where the right wing meets the
That raises the theory that a bomb might have been in carry on luggage
stowed beneath a seat or in a food cart.
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Straight ahead on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- The Department of Corrections is
praising its own for rescuing hostages in a prison uprising.
And the Roanoke Comedy Club has its last laugh, literally as it prepares to
On Health Check, an update on B-G-H, a supplement that makes cows give more
Also, in Roanoke, Sears is welcoming moms-to-be, with maternity parking.
In tonight's sports ticker, Tech's Freshman prepare for the upcoming
Of course today the players had to take it indoors...don't go away.
Virginia's worst prison uprising in a dozen years ended with only minor
Now, corrections officials say their officers are heroes and they've sent a
firm message to wayward inmates.
Ellen Qualls is in our Richmond newsroom with more.
Jean, authorities are calling the incident Friday night at Nottoway
Correctional Center a "terribly botched escape attempt."
It began with the assault of two officers and the theft of their uniforms.
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SUPER=01-Jerry Kilgore/Va. Public Safety Secretary; :15
OUT Q=ARE heroes.
Corrections officials say the plan began to unravel quickly, leading to one
of the four escaping inmates making the bad decision to try to scale a razor
The other three used the confusion in the yard and the stolen uniforms to
gain access to the medical unit.
((JERRY KILGORE/VA. SECRETARY OF PUBLIC SAFETY: TO PUT YOURSELF IN THE PLACE
OF THE OFFICER WORKING THE ENTRANCE TO THE MEDICAL UNIT, IT WOULD BE A CORRECT
ASSUMPTION TO BELIEVE HE MIGHT HAVE INJURIES AND TO ALLOW AN OFFICER IN WITH
Once inside, two nurses and two officers were taken hostage.
But after an eight hour standoff, a 30- person strike force freed the
hostages, with only rubber pellets fired.
((JERRY KILGORE/VA. SECRETARY OF PUBLIC SAFETY: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. WE GOT
THE FOUR HOSTAGES OUT UNHARMED. THERE ARE THOSE THAT CRITICIZE THE OFFICER FOR
ALLOWING THE GUN TO GO OFF IN THE STRUGGLE. YOU KNOW THINGS LIKE THAT CAN
HAPPEN. WE WERE CARRYING NON-LETHAL ROUNDS. THESE OFFICERS ARE HEROES.))
While we were at the prison today, corrections director Ron Angelone showed
up to talk with his employees who'd been held hostage or assaulted in the
He said he brought them words of congratulations from the Governor, who's in
San Diego for the convention.
DOUBLE BOXES Jean/ELLEN
(QUESTION: What happens to the inmates?)
They've been transferred to separate facilities and will face a barrage of
A South Boston police officer has resigned following a state police
investigation involving allegations of sexual harrassment.
The complaint was brought against Sergeant Dale McKinney by an employee at a
South Boston convenience store.
The woman reportedly told investigators McKinney harassed her at work.
The state police investigation, which got underway in early June, was
conducted at the request of Police Chief Jim Hall.
During that time, McKinney was on leave without pay from the department.
Commonwealth's Attorney John Greenbacker does not anticipate any criminal
charges being filed.
After almost 12- years and four different locations, the Roanoke Comedy
Club is closing its doors.
The comedy club opened in January, 1985 at the Patrick Henry Hotel.
It moved to the Hotel Roanoke and another downtown location before landing
at Fiji Island late last year.
Owner Jimmy Butler says he's enjoyed the run, but can't afford to keep the
club open any longer.
IN Q=Obviously, you're not having fun
((JIMMY BUTLER/ROANOKE COMEDY CLUB: OBVIOUSLY YOU'RE NOT HAVING FUN IF YOU'RE
NOT MAKING MONEY. THE COMEDY CLUB IS ALL ABOUT HAVING FUN FOR OUR CUSTOMERS
AND FOR ME AND I JUST COULDN'T SUSTAIN IT ANY LONGER. AND THE BUSINESS HAD
DROPPED OFF. IT'S TIME TO PUT IT TO REST, PUT IT TO BED AND AGAIN SAY THANKS
FOR ALL OF THE GREAT TIMES I'VE HAD.))
SUPER=01-Jimmy Butler/Roanoke Comedy Club;
OUT Q=all the great times I've had.
The Roanoke Comedy Club will be open this weekend, with a final round of
performances on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
Straight ahead, how long will the downpours continue? Patrick has the
But first it is has been a fatal rainy season in the Far East, as hundreds
of people die in floods.
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We've experienced some heavy rain in the region throughout the day-- but in
China it is much worse.
More than 250 people are dead and about 300-thousand affected by the latest
batch of heavy rain in southeast China.
The nation's been badly hit by torrential rains and typhoons this summer.
All of China's major rivers have been close to flooding--
Since the rainy season began, more than 19-hundred people have died.
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Back in the U-S, brush fires are sparking concerns in the Pacific Northwest.
A wild fire north of Spokane, Washington quickly ballooned to three thousand
acres yesterday afternoon.
The blaze started in dry grass and timber-
Wind between 25 to 35 miles an hour helped the fire spread.
At least 400-people were evacuated, up to 100 houses are threatened by the
In Oregon, wildfires have burned about 130-thousand acres in the high
desert area, and in Utah a series of fires burned more than 170-thousand acres.
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Stick around-- first it was the Olympic torch now the Paralympic torch takes
On Health Check, these days more and more people who aren't satisfied
with their faces or bodies are turning to plastic surgeons for help.
At 50, this woman says she just wants to look her best.
IN Q=I feel good
((I FEEL GOOD, I WANT TO LOOK IN THE MIRROR AND SEE SOMEBODY WHO LOOKS AS GOOD
AS SHE FEELS.
FAR TOO MANY PEOPLE PLACE THE WAY THEY LOOK AT THE HEART OF THEIR SELF
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The Roanoke Valley is being recognized as one of the healthiest places to
In the September issue of Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine, an article
ranks the top ten healthiest cities in America.
The Star City came in 7th overall.
The magazine cited the area's high number of hiking and biking
Plus it states, per- capita, the Valley has an extremely large number of
Officials at Carilion say services like a trauma center at Roanoke Memorial,
coupled with a neo- natal clinic, likely equaled high marks.
((SHIRLEY HOLLAND/CARILION: THOSE KINDS OF SERVICES ARE VERY SPECIALIZED AND
VERY UNUSUAL FOR A CITY THIS SIZE. ))
OUT Q=this size
Also, as part of the survey, violent crime statistics were figured in... as
were stats from the Environmental Protection Agency.
The city with the highest ranking was Rochester, Minnesota.
The September issue of Kiplinger's should be available in stores next week.
It's a part of being married, but there's new evidence that HOW you and
your spouse argue can effect your health, especially if you are a woman.
A new study from Ohio State University finds arguments between a couple can
take a physical and MENTAL toll.
Taking hourly blood samples throughout the day from newly married couples,
researchers found several stress-related hormones are significantly increased
not only during the conflict but hours afterward too.
IN Q=The hormone
((DR. WILLIAM MALARKEY/OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE: THE HORMONE PATTERNS
THAT WE SEE WILL DOWN REGULATE THE IMMUNE SYSTEM, WILL CAUSE SUPPRESSION OF THE
IMMUNE SYSTEM WHICH WE BELIEVE WILL LEAD TO SUCH POTENTIAL OUTCOMES AS MORE
SUSCEPTIBLE TO COLDS))
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The hormone changes only occurred in women.
The study also showed it wasn't just having an argument that altered
hormones, but the way in which they couple disagreed, especially how the man
IN Q=Things that
((JANICE KEICOLT-GLASER/OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY: THINGS THAT PROVOKED THE MOST
RESPONSE IN WOMEN WERE SARCASM OR TURNOFFS OR DENYING RESPONSIBILITY, AS WELL
AS THE MAN'S WITHDRAWAL. ))
These hormone changes might not just set you up for a bad cold, but even
possibly more serious illnesses.
Now, the researchers aren't saying "don't fight", they're just
recommending a change in the way you do it.
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In other medical news--
Bovine Growth Hormone-- the genetically engineered hormone given to cows to
increase milk production has been controversial since it's approval by the
F-D-A in 1993.
But now a federal appeals court ruled stores in Vermont do not need to
label products from cows given the hormone.
Opponents of the hormone have said it could have unknown long-term health
effects...but extensive testing found it did not change the makeup of milk.
The Centers for Disease Control is warning American doctors to step up
efforts to look for the human version of madcow disease...the devastating
neurological illness blamed for eight deaths in Britain.
Researchers believe there may be a link between the madcow version and a
rare brain-destroying illness known as (CROOTZFELT-YAKOB) Creutzfelt-Jakob
Though there is no evidence that the strain found in Britain has been found
here...health officials want American doctors to be on the lookout.
More than a million cosmetic plastic surgeries were performed in the United
States last year-- at a cost of more than two billion dollars.
There is liposuction, body contouring and breast augmentation.
Also, tummy tucks and facelifts, just to name a few procedures.
The person who choses to have aesthetic surgery is different from the
patient of ten years ago.
Today over 70-percent of these surgeries are performed on people under 50
and more than 25-percent on men.
IN Q=It's a younger
((DR. TRACY BAKER/PLASTIC SURGEON: IT'S A YOUNGER PATIENT, IT'S A WORKING FOR
PATIENT, IT'S A PATIENT WHO IS THERE TO MAINTAIN THEIR APPEARANCE NOT TO
PERHAPS BURST TWO OR THREE DECADES OF SUN AND AGING. ))
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OUT Q=and aging
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But some believe the pressure to look a certain way is unhealthy and
idealized beauty is unachievable for almost everyone.
IN Q=We're evaluating
((DR. KELLY BROWNELL/YALE CENTER ON EATING DISORDERS: WE'RE EVALUATING PEOPLE
MORE THAN WE EVER DID BEFORE FOR THE WAY THEY LOOK WE'RE NOT ACCEPTING NATURAL
CHANGES THAT COME WITH AGING. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Kelly Brownell/Yale Center of Eating Disorders; :
OUT Q=with aging
But many people are unwilling to age naturally or to accept their features
as they are.
Even though plastic surgery is increasingly popular, it doesn't come
A facelift runs anywhere from three-thousand to eight thousand dollars.
A nose job could set you back about 75-hundred dollars.
In the latter months of pregnancy, there are a lot of hassles women have to
Sleeping, eating, even getting out of a car can prove to be difficult tasks.
While many of those problems are out of a woman's control, Sears at Valley
View Mall has found a way to make at least one thing easier for moms- to- be.
It has set up two maternity parking spaces to reduce the walking distance
from the lot to the store.
IN Q=We thought
((NORMA CARLISLE/SEARS STORE MANAGER: WE THOUGHT THIS WAS A GOOD WAY TO DO A
LITTLE SOMETHING EXTRA FOR THE MOMS WHILE THEY'RE WAITING TO HAVE THE BABY, AND
THEN FOR THE MOMS AND THE DADS WHEN THEY'RE WITH A NEWBORN, TRYING TO HANDLE
THAT NEW STROLLER OR THAT NEW BABY CARRIER AND GET IN TO THE STORE AND SHOP.))
SUPER=01-Norma Carlisle/Sears Store Manager;
OUT Q=and shop.
The maternity spaces are so popular that other stores have asked the mall
management for them.
And in the coming months, Valley View will get eight more maternity spaces.
Turing to sports, he's known as one of the best pro-football players-- and
now he is making history.
Mike Stevens tells us about Dallas Cowboy Emmitt Smith's new contract.
Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the Monday afternoon two minute
Let's get started with some football news from down in Dallas where the
Cowboys play New England later tonight.
This afternoon, America's Team made America's best running back the highest
paid player in the NFL as team owner Jerry Jones handed him a fistful of cash.
((JERRY JONES/COWBOYS OWNER:))
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SUPER=01-Emmitt Smith/Signs For $63 Million; :14
OUT Q=...SAY OF IT.
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It has not been such a great day for
Emmitt's former teammate James Washington.
The Redskins veteran safety was cut today after starting all 12 games last
Apparently, the colorful 31 year old Washington has lost a step and is a bit
slower than his younger rivals for the position.
Virginia Tech's freshman football class is going through 4 days of
preliminary conditioning and academic orientation this week.
Steve mason gives us a quick look at some familiar footballers in some new
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SUPER=01-Andre Kendrick/Virginia Tech Defensive Back; :16
SUPER=01-Jamie Forest/Virginia Tech Linebacker; :28
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :42
OUT Q=....that story at 6, Mike"
Also at 6, we will check in on William Fleming's football team, which also
went inside to avoid the rain.
It's been a bad year for torch relays.
This time it was on the way to the Paralympic games.
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The games for disabled athletes are also being held in Atlanta.
The torch was transferred from a racing wheelchair athlete to a kayaker on
Lake Heartwell in Georgia.
Kayaker Catherine Fletcher was supposed to carry the torch to the middle of
the lake, and then pass it.
Fletcher's kayak overturned, though tossing both Fletcher and the torch.
Fletcher wasn't hurt, but the torch fell to the bottom of the lake--
Fortunately the mother flame and a backup Paralympic torch were nearby and
passed onto the second kayaker.
On the way to the Summer Olympic Games in May, the Olympic torch was
dropped by a cyclist in Washington State, a motorcycle following the bicycle
ran over the torch and broke that one.
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(Patrick tosses to Jean)
That;s it for NEWS-7 at FIVE, hope to see you back here at six. Goodnight.