News 7 at five is next-
A vinton man is killed in a plane crash in Roanoke County overnight.
We'll have a live report.
And in London, a plane lands on a busy street.
Light showers prevail today, as things slowly return to a more normal
weather pattern. Tomorrow, we'll have warmer weather, with a chance of
thunderstorms, I'll have all the details.
On Health Check, a new cancer therapy that uses light to destroy cancer
And for the Neal's of Ringgold, organ donation is all in the family.
It's a father-daughter story about
saving a life.
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OUT Q=down safely
A plane crash kills a Vinton man.
Rescue crews are hiking to the wreckage at this hour.
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Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at Five, I'm Jean Jadhon.
Federal investigators have been called in to check the scene of the crash
that happened this morning in Roanoke County.
A single engine plane with only the pilot aboard went down on Catawba
mountain just after midnight.
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Len Besthoff says it took a while for emergency crews to find the plane.
Why was locating the plane so difficult?
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SUPER=01-Sgt. Tom Foster/State Police;:24
SUPER=01-Karen Emanuelson/First Union Security; :48
OUT Q=not a problem
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(questions: What is the status of the investigation?)
Smoke in the cockpit forced an American Airlines plane to land in Nova
SUPER=03-Sydney, Nova Scotia;
The 767 left New York's Kennedy airport last night- for Switzerland but
instead landed in Nova Scotia just 90- minutes later.
None of the 138 passengers and 12 crew members was hurt- but they were
stuck in the airport waiting for another flight.
An American Airlines spokesman says wiring in the cockpit that heats the
windshield caused the smoke.
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A small private jet crashed onto a busy road near London- slamming into a
van and breaking in two.
Amazingly all three people aboard the plane suffered only minor injuries.
Rescue crews had to cut the driver of the van out of his vehicle.
No word on the cause of the crash.
Republicans are gearing up for tonight's keynote speech at the GOP
It's expected to take aim at Bill Clinton's record.
Elizabeth Kaledin is following the events from San Diego.
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SUPER=01-Bob Dole/(R) Presidential Candidate;
SUPER=01-Jack Kemp/(R) Vice Presidential Candidate;
SUPER=01-Kim Farris/San Diego;
SUPER=01-Linda Roberts/San Diego;
OUT Q=CBS News, San Diego.
DOLE KEMP! DOLE KEMP!
Bob Dole and running mate Jack Kemp got the New York delegation fired up and
ready for action this morning. Dole easily beat his GOP challengers in the New
York primary, but the state went with Bill Clinton for president four years
ago. Now, with the firm support of Governor George Pataki and Senator
Alphonse D'Amato, the Dole/Kemp ticket is looking to turn the tide.
BOB DOLE/R-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE:
JACK KEMP/R-VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE:
Notably absent from this morning's New York delegation rally was congresswoman
Susan Molinari, the keynote speaker at tonight's convention session. Molinari,
featured in today's San Diego union-tribune, recently became a mother, yet
favors abortion rights, an issue that continues to divide Republicans despite
orchestrated demonstrations of party unity. She says she won't even talk about
abortion tonight, promsing instead to address women on broader issues.
Her speech, like the one last night by Colin Powell, is part of the ongoing
effort to open the party to more diverse viewpoints, at least on the surface.
But will her appearance help bring women into the fold?
KIM FARRIS, SAN DIEGO
LINDA ROBERTS, SAN DIEGO))
A Danville man is the lone holdout among Virginia Republican delegates at
Tony Lundy is the only Pat Buchanan supporter among the state's 53 delegates
who's still refusing to vote for Bob Dole when the G-O-P nominates its
presidential candidate tomorrow night.
Only one other Virginian came to San Diego as a Buchanan delegate.
Home-schooling advocate Mike Farris says he now expects to switch to Dole.
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Straight ahead--accused murderer Earl Bramblett now has an attorney.
And the man charged with starting the fire that killed nine people at an
Ohio fireworks store says he did not do it.
On Health Check, don't feel you look your best today?
Don't worry....researchers say others probably don't even notice the
things that have us so self-conscious.
Also coming up-- highlights from the first round of the Scott Robertson
Memorial Golf Tournament.
Mike Stevens has that and the aftermath of a big brawl on the diamond.
The Ohio man charged with setting a fatal blaze at a fireworks store,
pleaded innocent by reason of insanity this morning.
24-year old Todd Hall was heavily shackled for today's hearing. He told
reporters he isn't responsible for the fire.
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((I DID NOT START THE FIRE IN SCOTTOWN ))
OUT Q=IN SCOTTOWN.
Hall's attorney maintains he has the mental faculties of a 12-year old.
He screamed obscenities during the proceedings after he was told his parents
could not sit beside him.
Hall suffered brain damage and underwent a lobotomy ten years ago after a
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He faces multiple counts of involuntary manslaughter and several arson
The July third fire at an Ohio River Fireworks store left nine people dead.
If convicted, Hall could be sentenced up to 128-years in prison.
Suspected murderer Earl Bramblett was back in court this morning.
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A Roanoke County Circuit Court Judge appointed attorney Mack Doubles to
represent Bramblett-- a second defense attorney may also be added.
Bramblett is accused of killing a Vinton Family two years ago.
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Police suspect he burned their home afterwards to cover-up the murders.
Bramblett was a family friend of the Hodges.
He was living in South Carolina when police arrested him.
And, he's since been extradicted to Virginia and faces charges for arson and
In other news, Pulaski County will soon be seeking bids to extend water and
sewer service to the New River Industrial Park in Fairlawn.
The park is located on 650 acres of land, which was once part of the former
The county has secured a 500 thousand- dollar grant from the Appalachian
Regional Commission to provide the infrastructure to the property.
Officials say that will better enable them to market the site to potential
New River Industries owns the former A-T-&-T BUILDING.
Next on NEWS-7 at FIVE, it sounds like a chapter out of The Lorax by Dr.
But this is far from fiction, as several trees planted for the summer games
in Atlanta are now dead. Stay tuned.
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They arrived just before the Olympics and now they're dying.
The trees planted to spruce up Atlanta are feeling the heat.
Ten percent of the three-thousand trees planted for the Olympics have
Willow oaks, crape myrtles and elms should be planted in the winter, but
they were planted in the summer right before the games.
Officials also say the trees were mistreated during the Olympics.
Some vendors hacked off limbs and took out shrubs.
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health music under
Stay with NEWS-7 at FIVE- there's a new fragrance on the market, and it's
already making a lot of dough.
A new cancer therapy is being tested-- it's a little gentler than
disfiguring surgery or toxic drugs.
The experimental treatment, known as PhotoDynamic Therapy, uses light to
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Often, the treatment for cancer is almost as violent as the disease-- with
disfiguring surgery and toxic drugs.
But now, for some cancers found early enough, there's a gentler treatment
being tested-- it's called PhotoDynamic Therapy.
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SUPER=01-Warren MacDonald/Cancer Patient; :00
SUPER=01-Dr. Charles Lightdale/Clinical Gastroenterologist; 1:17
OUT Q=kind of treatment.
IN Q=They told me
((WARREN MACDONALD/CANCER PATIENT THEY TOLD ME THEY WOULD HAVE TO REOPEN MY
BACK - MY CHEST RATHER, AND THEN GO IN THROUGH THE BACK AND IN THROUGH MY
THROAT AND REMOVE THE ESOPHAGUS AND THEN PULL UP THE STOMACH SOMEHOW OR OTHER
AND HOOK IT UP WITHOUT THE ESOPHAGUS. ))
OUT Q=without the esophagus.
Rather than undergo that radical surgery, Warren MacDonald jumped at the
chance to instead try an experimental therapy to treat his cancer of the
What he opted for instead, is known as Photodynamic therapy.
A light sensitive drug, Photofrin, is injected and for various chemical
reasons, selectively accumulates into your cells.
Once the drug is in the cancer cells, the next step is to activate the
medication by using light.
That's done by threading a laser down the esophagus to the site of the
tumor and illuminating it.
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((THE PHOTODYNAMIC EFFECT IS A
COMBINATION OF THE DRUG CONCENTRATION IN THE TUMOR AND THE AMOUNT OF LIGHT
THAT YOU DELIVER. ))
OUT Q=that you deliver.
The laser light activates the drug to produce an active form of
oxygen which then kills the cancer cells.
Photodynamic Therapy also looks promising for a variety of cancers.
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((DR. CHARLES LIGHTDALE/COLUMBIA PRESBYTERIAN MEDICAL CENTER: ANY AREA OF THE
BODY WHERE THERE IS A CANCER THAT COULD BE REACHED WITH A LASER LIGHT IS A
POTENTIAL AREA THAT CAN BE TREATED. SO AREAS SUCH AS THE LUNG, THE BRONCHIAL
TREE, THE BLADDER, THE URINARY BLADDER AND SKIN TUMORS ARE BEING STUDIED VERY
EXTENSIVELY WITH THIS KIND OF TREATMENT. ))
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OUT Q=kind of treatment.
If tumors have invaded deeply into healthy tissues, or if cancer cells have
scattered throughout the body, the light can't reach them...so the therapy
But for early cancers that are small, this could be the cure.
A Pittsylvania County father and daughter have forged a bond few can relate
Two months ago, Mike Neal donated a kidney to his 11- year old daughter.
Teresa Hamilton has their story.
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SUPER=01-Stephanie Neal/Donor Recipient; :17
SUPER=01-Mike Neal/Stephanie's Father; :46
OUT Q=Hamilton, News 7.
(( To look at Stephanie Neal, it's hard to imagine she's weathered more than
Today-- the active 11 year old eats and drinks, without restriction.
In fact, in two months, she's gained 20- pounds.
But more importantly, she's able to go to the bathroom, on her own.
IN Q=I knew
((STEPHANIE NEAL/DONOR RECIPIENT:I KNEW I WOULD GET WELL BUT I DIDN'T THINK IT
WOULD DO THIS MUCH FOR ME, BUT I'VE SEEN A BIG DIFFERENCE, YOU KNOW AFTER THE
SURGERY, I FELT BETTER.))
OUT Q=felt better.
The Neals realized something was wrong with Stephanie when she was two years
At that time-- she was diagnosed with an underdeveloped bladder.
The Neals were told Stephanie would eventually need a kidney transplant.
And both parents volunteered theirs.
IN Q=She's been
((MIKE NEAL/STEPHANIE'S FATHER:SHE'S BEEN THROUGH A WHOLE LOT, THROUGH THE
YEARS, AND I'VE SEEN HER HURT AND THE PAIN AND YOU KNOW, OF COURSE, SHE'S MY
LITTLE GIRL, TOO. I HAVE TWO DAUGHTERS, BUT THIS IS MY BABY, AND NATURALLY
THERE'S NO QUESTION, THAT, FOR ME TO BE ABLE TO GIVE HER A KIDNEY. ))
OUT Q=her a kidney.
Stephanie is one of the fortunate-- she had family willing and able to
donate a kidney.
There are about 45- thousand patients on the national list waiting for
About two thirds of those need a kidney.
IN Q=I'm grateful
((STEPHANIE NEAL:I'M GRATEFUL I GOT IT BECAUSE A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE TO WAIT A
LONG TIME AND I DIDN'T HAVE TO. ))
OUT Q=have to.
Mike Neal is known throughout the community as Ringgold's Fire Chief.
But these days, he's perhaps, best known for the incredible gift he's given
his daughter. Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))
The waterborne parasite-- cryptosporidium-- first made headlines in 1993
when 400-thousand people in Milwaukee became ill with severe stomach upset--
and 100 died.
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OUT Q=good and bad days.
There is no effective therapy
for cryptosporidium, so doctors are
trying a few innovative treatments, including N-T-Z, a drug originally used to
treat dogs for worms.
They are also hopeful that antibodies produced in cows milk immediately
after giving birth may help fight the illness.
Testing of these treatments is now underway.
Along with all the other changes that occur as people age one major change
can be tooth loss.
But according to recent surveys the incidence of toothlessness has dropped.
Twenty years ago 30 percent of people aged 55 to 64 were toothless,
Today that number is only 15 percent.
Flouridated water, better dental treatment and hygiene have all contributed
to this improvement.
Having a bad hair day?
According to new research you
can relax...most people probably aren't paying attention anyway.
A study conducted at Cornell University found that most people greatly
overestimate how much others noticed their good days and bad days.))
Time now for sports-- where the soggy conditions are causing delays for a
big matchup in Salem.
Mike Stevens has that information along with boxing highlights from the
Majors last night.
Good afternoon everybody and welcome to another west two minute sports
Let's begin tonight with news from Salem Memorial Stadium where tonight's
game between the Avalanche and the Lynchburg Hillcats has been called off
because of rain.
The two teams will play a single game tomorrow night at 7, and then play a
doubleheader starting at six on Thursday.
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A number of big league players on the Expos and Astros including former Salem
minor league star Moises Alou likely will not be playing for awhile.
6 individuals were ejected in last night's bench clearing brawl in Montreal.
Fights broke out twice more after this initial skirmish and in the end Astros
manager TERRY Collins had a bloodied lip to show for it.
The National League is expected to pass out disciplinary action within the
The 14th annual Scott Robertson Memorial Golf Tournament teed off today
over at the Roanoke Country Club.
The 3 day, 54 hole stroke play tourney contains the best field ever
assembled in Roanoke. Steve Mason followed part of first round action.
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SUPER=01-Brandon LaCroix/15-18 Age Group; :
SUPER=01-Miller Baber/Tournament Coordinator; :
OUT Q=...at six, Mike"
That's it for sports, but don't touch that dial, there's more news 7 at 5 to
One of the newest fragrances isn't named after a movie star, it doesn't
smell like flowers, but it is getting some attention.
They've bottled the smell of the nation's most popular pastry.
"Donut Cologne" is sold only at Winchell's Donuts in where else but
This new fragrance boasts that "just had my break" smell.
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(Patrick tosses to Jean)
Coming up at SIX-- the good news is that Virginia workplaces were safer in
1995 than the year before.
The latest statistics are out on how Virginians die on the job.
The bad news is that Virginia's percentage of workplace SUICIDES was almost
three times that of the nation's.
Why is that? Some possible answers just 30-minutes on NEWS 7 at SIX, see