News 7 at Five is next-
where we'll go live to San Diego as Bob Dole gets ready for tonight's
Plus Sharon Bottoms gives up the fight for custody of her son.
Plus a piece of a plane falls from the sky.
Researchers have uncovered still another key in understanding obesity.
Plus, hormone replacement therapy-- and the latest ideas on combination
((ELIZABETH DOLE: YOU ARE THE FUTURE AND THAT'S WHAT THIS CAMPAIGN IS ALL
ABOUT, THE FUTURE, APPLAUSE.))
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Republicans reach out for the young vote-
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A busy day for Republicans- just a few hours before Bob Dole takes to the
Dole will give his acceptance speech tonight in San Diego.
That's where Elizabeth Kaledin is standing by with a preview of what's to
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SUPER=04-Last Night; :16
SUPER=07-Elizabeth Dole; :31
SUPER=01-Dan Quayle/Former Vice President; 1:12
OUT Q=BEING NUMBER TWO
((The republican nominee checked out the convention center this morning, just
hours before making the speech of his life. The hall was still reverberating
with the celebration of Dole's nomination, the much anticipated, highly
orchestrated climax of the convention so far.
Elizabeth Dole returned to the hall, speaking to the national youth
convention on the same floor she did her talkshow-style tribute to her husband
ELIZABETH DOLE: WATCH THE SPEECH ON TV OR BE HERE TONIGHT BECAUSE IT'LL
BE A GREAT ONE.
She told the young people they'll be hearing a lot about the Dole economic
plan, especially his proposed 15-percent federal income tax cut.
Meanwhile, running mate Jack Kemp got some advice from a man who might know a
few things about being a vice president, Dan Quayle.
DAN QUAYLE/ FORMER VICE PRESIDENT, I THINK JACK KEMP IS GOING TO LOVE
BEING NUMBER TWO!))
The Henrico County woman who lost custody of her son to her own mother
partly because of her sexual orientation has given up the fight.
Sharon Bottoms and her lesbian partner April Wade gave up the fight for
custody of Bottoms' five year old son Tyler today.
Now, they're fighting for visitation rights that would allow the boy to see
both Bottoms and Wade.
In 1993, a Henrico judge ruled Tyler could only see his mother if Wade was
Sharon Bottoms' mother Kay says she's "happy" custody is NO longer an issue.
Bottoms and Wade say they'll speak to reporters about WHY they've given up
the fight when Judge Buford Parsons rules on visitation.
That could happen later this evening.
A federal judge dismissed a multi- million dollar lawsuit filed by a former
Danville school teacher against two city prosecutors.
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Teresa Hamilton is in our Danville newsroom with the story.
Jean, the judge's decision is the latest chapter in a legal battle waged by
the Reverend Thomas Motley against Commonwealth's Attorney Bill Fuller and his
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(( It all began two years ago, when Motley was acquitted in Circuit Court of
slapping a student with a yardstick.
A short time later, Fuller and his assistant James Martin paid for an
advertisement in the Danville Register and Bee.
Fuller says he wanted to address erroneous information that had appeared in
the newspaper about the case.
The ad outlined Motley's prior criminal record which was not admissible
during the trial.
Not long after, Motley was fired as a Danville school teacher and filed a
In dismissing the case, Judge Jackson Kiser said Fuller did not violate
Motley's constitutional rights.
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The judge went on to write, that Fuller and Martin were quote "defending the
public image of the commonwealth attorneys office."
(QUESTION: I understand Motley's case against the Danville Register and Bee,
for publishing the ad, was also dismissed?)
A chunk of metal from a Delta plane fell from the sky- landing in a
It happened just after the plane took off from Laguardia airport in New
The turbine on one of the plane's three engines failed- a piece was blown
out of the engines tailpipe-
The part hit a home, then a car and landed in a driveway.
((RAY CAMMISULI/NEW YORK RESIDENT: WE WERE HERE LOOKING AT IT IN SHOCK, SAYING
I DON'T BELIEVE THIS. IT COULD'VE HIT ME IN THE HEAD. I'D BE DEAD AND I
WOULDN'T BE TALKING TO YOU NOW.))
SUPER=01-Ray Cammisuli/New York Resident;
OUT Q=BE TALKING TO YOU NOW."
The piece of metal is about one foot long- by half a foot wide and four
It was sizzling hot when it hit the ground.
The plane made an emergency landing at Kennedy airport-
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Straight ahead--on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- A freak fireworks accident electrocutes
35-people in Peru.
Plus the small Botetourt County community of Eagle Rock may soon be left
without a structure to bridge the gap over the James River. We'll explain.
Plus, on Health Check, giving up cigarettes-- researchers offer what they
think is the best combination to kick the tobacco habit.
This week's Growin It is checking out annuals.
Plus a preview of UVA's football season in tonight's two minute ticker.
A fireworks celebration turned to horror in Peru- killing dozens.
A rocket struck a high tension power cable knocking it to the ground.
Electricity surged through the spectators who'd gathered on a bridge.
Several bodies caught fire- In all 35 people died- 41 spectators were also
Among the dead is a police officer who tried to pull someone away from the
The Smart Road is a smart design.
That's the word from the Commonwealth Transportation Board today in the
final approval after seven years of controversy.
The Blacksburg to Interstate 81 connector road would also be the
transportation lab of the future.
Self- driving cars, with safer features are the research goal.
But board members say don't forget it's just a road.
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((LORINDA LIONBERGER/SALEM DISTRICT MEMBER: THIS IS FIRST AND FOREMOST A
TRANSPORTATION FACILITY. AND THEN THE RESEARCH IS A VERY WONDERFUL ADDED
ATTRACTION AND ADDED USE OF THE ROAD THAT I THINK WILL BE EXTREMELY EXCITING
FOR THE AREA. BUT WE'RE BUILDING A ROAD.))
SUPER=01-Lorinda Lionberger/Salem District Member;
OUT Q=building a road.
Smart road advocates have used delays in the project to innovate.
IN Q=We have a
((RAY PETHTEL/CENTER FOR TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH: WE HAVE A SECTION NOW WE'RE
DEVELOPING FOR ALL WEATHER TESTING. AND THAT WILL HAVE THE CAPABILITY OF
GENERATING RAIN AND SNOW AND MIST AND FOG.))
SUPER=01-Ray Pethtel/Center For Transportation Research;
Three environmental groups have their day in federal court tomorrow to
oppose the road.
Residents of Eagle Rock refuse to give up hope.
Earlier this week, they found out the bridge connecting the town to U-S
Route 220 will be torn down.
The structure has stood for more than 60 years and V-DOT officials say
upkeep on the bridge would be too expensive.
But residents are trying to get an historical designation for the town.
They hope that would be enough to save the bridge.
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((DEE DEE BRUCE/EAGLE ROCK RESIDENT: THERE WAS A RECOGNIZANCE SURVEY DONE IN
1988 AND IT LISTED THAT THE BRIDGE WAS A VITAL STRUCTURE TO THE DESIGNATION OF
THE TOWN AS AN HISTORICAL DISTRICT. ))
SUPER=01-Dee Dee Bruce/Eagle Rock Resident;
OUT Q=historical district
But Bruce and her backers will have to move fast.
State officials say the bridge will come down in six to 12-months.
Are you tired of planting the same old kinds of flowers? Well then this
week's Growin It is for you.
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Are you looking for something new and different for your garden or
I know someone who always has a good suggestion or two.
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Bob Lyons joins us from the Virginia Tech Horticulture Gardens, and has
some brand new plans to introduce us to.
SUPER=01-Bob Lyons/Horticulture Gardens Director;
(Bob, what are you featuring for us today?
Bob, you say most of these plants should be treated as ANNUALS, why is that?
What kind of care do these plants need?
How available are they in our area?
Where can you get more information?
You'll be giving these plants away in about 6 weeks, right?)
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My thanks to Bob Lyons and photographer Scott Ayres for that segment today
on Growin' It, in just a moment, a look at the complete forecast.
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SUPER=332-Partly Cloudy/Scattered Storms/58-62/Partly/Cloudy/76-80;
SUPER=333-Scattered/Storms/58-62/Partly Sunny/Storms Possible/80-84;
SUPER=334-Scattered/Storms/58-62/Partly Cloudy/Scattered Storms/76-80;
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Don't go away, we'll show you one of the more unusual items delegates can
take home from the GOP convention.
On Health Check, we'll go over a few of the treatments for varicose veins.
Varicose veins in some are simply a nuisance, in others though, they can
result in serious complications.
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((I THINK WHEN WE'RE FINISHED HERE, I THINK IT WILL LOOK A LOT BETTER. I DON'T
THINK I'LL HAVE PERFECT SKIN, I DON'T EXPECT PERFECT SKIN, BUT I'LL LOOK A LOT
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An enzyme found in mice may be the key for a drug to treat obesity in
Mice without the enzyme did not become obese even when fed a high fat
The mice also had a higher meta-bolic rate and slightly higher body
temperatures according to researchers at the University of Washington.
The study was published in the journal "Nature."
Some news about hormone replacement therapy.
There are several reasons women take estrogen after menopause.
Primarily, it cuts the risk of heart disease, but it also brings a risk of
cancer of the uterus.
So what can you do?
Here's the latest form Dr. Howard Torman--
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One way for women to decrease the adverse effects of taking estrogen
is to combine it with the hormone progestin.
But will adding progestin to the mix cut the protections estrogens alone
provide against coronary disease?
A new study in this morning's New England Journal of Medicine says NO.
A Harvard study of almost 60-thousand relatively young, post-menopausal
women finds the risk of major coronary disease was substantially decreased
among current users of estrogen and progestin as well as current users of
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((FRANCINE GRODSTEIN/BRIGHAM & WOMEN'S HOSPITAL: WOMEN TAKING ESTROGEN PLUS
PROGESTIN HAD A 60% DECREASE IN THEIR RISK OF HEART DISEASE COMPARED TO WOMEN
WHO DIDN'T TAKE ANY HORMONES. IT'S IMPORTANT TO CONSIDER NOT JUST HEART DISEASE
WHEN YOU ARE TRYING TO DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT TO TAKE HORMONES. THERE ARE OTHER
RISKS AND OTHER BENEFITS,
AND IN PARTICULAR THERE SEEMS TO BE AN INCREASED RISK OF BREAST CANCER. ))
OUT Q=of breast cancer.
The study also found there was no overall increased risk of stroke when
taking the combined hormone therapy versus estrogen alone.
That was also a concern raised in the past.
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Millions of Americans suffer from varicose veins.
Often it's not just the appearance that's troubling, varicose veins CAN
lead to serious complications.
There are a variety of options to treat varicose veins-- including laser
treatment, with a new technology called sclero-lase, which obliterates deeper
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((DR. NEIL SADICK/DERMATOLOGIC SURGEON: IT HAS BEEN A LITTLE MORE DIFFICULT TO
TRY AND DEVELOP A
TECHNOLOGY THAT WILL ALLOW LIGHT TO PENETRATE DEEP ENOUGH TO AFFECT THE BLOOD
VESSELS ON THE LEGS ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Neil Sadick/Dermatologic Surgeon; :
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In an out-patient procedure done without anesthesia, a laser is aimed at
the vein and destroys it, with minimal discomfort for the patient.
Another variation on the theme is called photoderm.
Similar in concept to the laser, the light creates heat.
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((DR. HARVEY JAY/DERMATOLOGIST: SO THE VESSEL IS DAMAGED, AND THEN GRADUALLY,
GRADUALLY CLOSES UP AND THE BODY ABSORBS THE BLOOD VESSEL AND IT DISAPPEARS. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Harvey Jay/Dermatologist; :
OUT Q=it disappears.
An older method that still works well is called sclerotherapy.
It can be used on veins of all sizes-- a solution injected into the blood
vessel irritates it, causing it's inner lining to be destroyed.
Sufferers of varicose veins range from children to senior citizens, the
majority of them women.
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A one, two punch of chemicals may help smokers kick the habit.
Scientists at Duke University Medical Center say that a nicotine patch
used in combination with the drug (MECA-la-MEAN) Mecalamine works better than
the patch alone.
The drug robs tobacco of its taste and pleasure inducing effects.
The Virginia Cavaliers hold their football media day in Charlotesville--
Plus Braves baseball from this afternoon...here's Mike Stevens.
Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the two minute sports ticker on this
Let's begin today with new about one of baseball's all-time greats, Nolan
The Houston Astros announced this afternoon that they are planning to retire
Nolan's number 34 jersey in the team's season finale at the Astrodome on
This will make Ryan the first player in the baseball history to have his
number retired by three different teams.
The Angels and Rangers already honored him in this manner.
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On the field this afternoon, the Atlanta Braves beat the Phillies 8-to-5 as
redhot Marquis Grissom led the way.
Grissom had a single, a double and a homer today.
He has now hit safely in his last 20 games and he has 19 homers on the year.
On the local football scene, the Roanoke Rush has been sold today as Nick
Rush gives up primary ownership in the club to Larry Linkous the former
chairman of the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors.
No big changes are expected as a result of the sale. The Rush plays its
third straight home game at Victory stadium this Saturday night at 7.
The Virginia Cavaliers football press day kicked off today in
charlottesville and the mood was quite relaxed for the top 25 ranked Wahoos.
Steve Mason has the details.
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SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVA Head Coach; :
SUPER=04-1996 Spring Game; :
SUPER=01-Tim Sherman/UVA Quarterback; :
SUPER=01-Aaron Brooks/UVA Quarterback; :
OUT Q=..........news 7 sports."
Golf news from the Hunting Hills Country Club and the Scott Robertson
coming up at six.
It's obvious Republicans are in San Diego--
As some businessmen try to make money the conventional way.
Former candidate buttons are for sale, lots of Bob Dole paraphernalia
including t-shirts...and of course elephants...trunk up.
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((IN THE ORIENTAL WAY OF THINKING TRUNK UP IS GOOD LUCK.))
OUT Q=IS GOOD LUCK.
Or what about these pieces of molton glass, called the Clinton Rock.
The creator says he named it after the president because it's transparent,
sharp and useless.
The businessman admits he hasn't sold any rocks.
Tonight on NEWS-7 at SIX-- What do you do when you see a cockroach? That's
an easy one, KILL it.
But at Virginia Tech, the cockroach genetics lab is actually BREEDING them.
En-tomology Professor Mary Ross has devoted the last 30 years to studying
these bugs, and turning the lab into a one-of-a-kind facility.
at SIX. See you then. Goodnight.
Tracy Altizer will introduce us to Ross and her roaches coming up on NEWS 7