News 7 at five is next-
Bob Dole and Jack Kemp kick off their campaign-
Remember the 60 cows that died in Botetourt County? Now the case against the
farmer is dismissed.
A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for most of the viewing area until
8:00 this evening.
On Health Check, Roanoke's Bradley (----------------)
Free Clinic has extended it's reach....
We'll explain how it's helping patients all over the country.
((I TRUST THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. I BELIEVE YOU WILL TRUST THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. I
BELIEVE YOU WILL TRUST US AND TOGETHER WE WILL MAKE AMERICA BETTER PLACE AS WE
GO INTO THE NEXT CENTRUY. THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS AMERICA.))
OUT Q=AND GOD BLESS AMERICA."
A send off rally for Bob Dole in San Diego.
GRAPHIC=news-7 at five
Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at FIVE, I'm Jean Jadhon.
Bob Dole and Jack Kemp begin their first campaign swing together.
The two are pushing a 15 percent tax cut plan- promising it will not come
at the expense of social security or Medicare.
Regina Blakely is in San Diego with the latest.
SUPER=01-Bob Dole/(R) Presidential Candidate;
SUPER=01-Jack Kemp/(R) Vice Presidential Candidate;
OUT Q=CBS News, San Diego;
((The official party may be over... but the real campaigning is just getting
underway.... and Bob Dole says he isn't willing to sacrifice any state's
Dole and running mate Jack Kemp leave San Diego for a four state cross
country tour... heading to states candidate Clinton carried four years ago...
Colorado, Illinois, New York and Pennsylvania. States where they will continue
to talk up their economic agenda.
BOB DOLE, R-PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE 15, 15, 15% TAX CUT...
Kemp jumped on the fiscal bandwagon.... lashing out at the current
JACK KEMP/R-VICE PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE: THEY WANT TO TELL YOU HOW TO SPEND YOWR
MONEY. WHERE TO SEND YOUR KIDS TO SCHOOL.
Even as Dole was giving his acceptance speech last night.... polls were
showing voters are skeptical a tax cut can be coupled with what voters
feel is the more important balanced budget....
So as the Dole/Kemp ticket heads out across America.. it will also try to sell
it's second theme... restoring what they claim is an erosion of moral and
ethical standards.. and promising what Bob Dole calls the new GOP
I LOVE THE REPUBLICAN PARTY... REACH OUT ACROSS TO MORE AND MORE PEOPLE... NO
CLOSED DOORS IN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.
A mini-revolution against the federal government by two George Allen
appointees has Democrats bristling and the administration doing damage control.
It's all over Head Start funds for rural pre-schoolers.
Ellen Qualls is in our Richmond newsroom with an explanation.
Jean, the state Council on Child Day Care and Early Childhood Programs was
eliminated July first.
It did NOT go quietly.
Two of the Governor's appointees fired off letters -- one condemning Head
Start for the influence a private liberal think-tank has over its
administrators, the other rejecting one category of Head Start funds for
IN Q=As you can
SUPER=01-Clarence Carter/Va. Social Services Director; :21
SUPER=01-Robin DeJarnette/The Family Foundation; :36
OUT Q=opposed to this.
((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: AS YOU CAN SEE FROM THE ALLEN ADMINISTRATION LETTERS,
OFFICIALS WHO RUN HEAD START PROGRAM IN VIRGINIA NO LONGER WANTED TO
PARTICIPATE. THEY ACTUALLY FORMALLY WITHDREW. I SAW THESE LETTERS THE NIGHT
BEFORE LAST, AND I COULD NOT BELIEVE THAT THE ALLEN ADMINISTRATION WOULD CUT
OFF SERVICES TO POOR CHILDREN IN UNDERSERVED AREAS OF VIRGINIA.))
((CLARENCE CARTER/VA. SOCIAL SERVICES DIRECTOR: OH WE'RE ABSOLUTELY GONNA
SUBMIT THE GRANT. THIS ADMINISTRATION HAS BEEN A STRONG SUPPORTER OF HEAD
That being said, Governor Allen would be NO more ideologically inclined to
accept a curriculum Head Start mails out to local providers than is the
conservative Family Foundation.
((ROBIN DEJARNETTE/THE FAMILY FOUNDATION: SAYING THAT THEY WILL TEACH
ALTERNATIVE LIFESTYLES AND THEY WILL TEACH ALTERNATIVE LIFESTYLES AND THEY WILL
TEACH OTHER RELIGIONS. SO IT IS STRICTLY A PHILOSOPHY THAT THEY STAND ON AND
THAT THEY PROMOTE, AND THE FAMILY FOUNDATION IS VERY MUCH OPPOSED TO THIS.))
Lieutenant Governor Beyer says the Anti-Bias curriculum is NOT mandated,
So, it appears the Governor's followers might have wanted to renew the
federal control debate of Goals 2000 -- but this time, the Governor was NOT
taking up the fight.
double boxes Jean/Ellen
(question: Can Virginia still get the Head Start funds?
The administration says yes -- because the actual application deadline isn't
until next week.)
Twice in the last two weeks, Lynchburg police have investigated a claim of
rape that turned out to be a false report.
One woman told them she'd been abducted, raped and had her car stolen.
Another claimed she'd been attacked in the parking lot of a strip mall by
two unknown assailants.
Both later recanted their stories, and at least one is facing a felony
charge of lying under oath.
Police say the number of false reports is NOT unusual, but they are draining
the department's resources.
IN Q=Investigators are
((CMDR. EUGENE WINGFIELD/LYNCHBURG POLICE: INVESTIGATORS ARE SPENDING A LOT OF
TIME ON THESE CASES, TIME WHICH COULD BE GIVEN TO OTHER CASES, SO THEY HAVE TO
DROP EVERYTHING MOMENTARILY TO DO THAT.))
SUPER=01-Cmdr. Eugene Wingfield/Lynchburg Police; :00
OUT Q=to do that.
Rape counselors say false reports represent a small percentage of the total
number of rapes reported.
IN Q=I think these
((DONNA NASH/SEXUAL ASSAULT RESPONSE PROGRAM: I THINK THESE INCIDENTS ARE
UNFORTUNATE, BUT THEY'RE THE MINORITY, AND NOT THE MAJORITY. SO I THINK WE NEED
TO LOOK AT THAT CLOSELY BEFORE WE JUMP TO THE CONCLUSION THAT FALSE RAPE IS ON
SUPER=01-Donna Nash/Sexual Assault Response Program; :00
OUT Q=on the rise.
Nash says her center handles between 125 and 200 reports of rape each year.
GRAPHIC=plane crash inv
Two more bodies have been recovered from the T-W-A crash site off Long
That leaves 27 of the 230 on board unaccounted for.
Meanwhile, the work continues to salvage parts of the plane.
Yesterday crews brought up the fourth engine from the plane and a piece of
The engine apparently has significant damage-
The eight foot long section of fuselage is near row 17.
That area is viewed as a possible location for the explosion that brought
the plane down.
Firefighters have their hands full in the West. Dozens of wildfires
continue to burn out of control-
SUPER=03-Warm Springs, OR;
High wind and low humidity is making it even tougher to contain the fires.
In all, wildfires are racing through parts of seven states- from Northern
Idaho to Oregon where a dozen separate fires broke out this week.
((QUITE A FEW HOUSES I SAW BURN UP.))
((I'VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS BEFORE.))
OUT Q=LIKE THIS BEFORE."
Officials say 90 percent of federal firefighters are already on the line.
It's just a case of too many fires- too few firefighters.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Straight ahead-- was a cattle farmer guilty of letting 60-cows die on his
Plus a multi-county chase last night at dangerously high speeds kept police
in Southwestern Virginia busy.
On Health Check--
Scientists are looking at estrogen therapy, as a possible way to ward off
Later on-- When it comes to the best college buy for the buck in the
country, the Commonwealth does quite well.
That list from Money Magazine still to come on NEWS-7 at FIVE.
He had his reputation as a cattle farmer questioned after 60 cows died on
the ranch he operated.
Roger Steele hopes his reputation is now restored... after the case against
him was dismissed.
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./June 19;
This was the scene at the (BRAY-mar) Braemar Ranch two months ago.
A heard of cattle went a week without food or water.
Most of the cows were killed by heat exhaustion and dehydration.
Roger Steele was charged with one count of cruelty to animals.
But he testified in Botetourt County General District Court he had no
knowledge the animals were being delivered to the farm.
Donnie Michaels brought the bovine to the ranch June eighth.
Michaels told the court Steele knew the cows were to be delivered.
But that testimony was not enough to sway the court's decision.
IN Q=There are
((JOEL BRANSCOM/BOTETOURT COUNTY COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: THERE ARE TWO SIDES
TO THE STORY. SOMETIMES SOMETHING REALLY BAD HAPPENS AND YOU CAN'T PUT THE
BLAME ON ANY ONE PERSON... AT LEAST TO THE LEVEL OF CRIMINAL OFFENSE. ))
SUPER=01-Joel Branscom/Botetourt Co. Commonwealth's Atty.;
OUT Q=criminal offense
The cattle had an estimated value of 25- thousand dollars.
A high speed police chase yesterday spanned four counties reaching speeds of
more than 100 miles per hour.
Police began chasing 18-year old David Lucas near the Pulaski-Wythe County
line along Interstate 81.
Police say Lucas then sped through other nearby counties reaching speeds up
to 120 miles per hour.
At one point he and another passenger threw objects out of the car to
ward-off police chasing them.
SOT 15.31.35 - 15.31.44
IN Q=They threw out
((SGT. MIKE HONAKER/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE; THEY THREW OUT SEVERAL BOTTLES THAT
CONTAINED SOME TYPE OF LIQUID. WE DON'T KNOW WHAT IT WAS AND THEY EVEN THREW
OUT A CHILD SAFETY SEAT AT ONE POINT.))
SUPER=01-Sgt. Mike Honaker/Virginia State Police;
OUT Q=at one point
The chase ended near the Washington-Smyth County line when Lucas crashed
into a tractor trailer.
The passenger, Tammy Lilly, was flown to Smyth County Hospital and is in
Lucas is being held in the Washington County jail.
wipe wipe wipe
In Lynchburg, a police officer escaped serious injury after his cruiser was
rammed by another car earlier today.
Commander Ron Coleman was on Eighth Street around 10:30 when a car driving
on Polk Street ran a stop sign.
The two vehicles collided... Coleman was treated and released from Lynchburg
The driver of the car was charged with reckless driving.
The police cruiser is a total loss.
Stick around for more NEWS-7 at Five-
Throughout the world music fans remember the King-- Elvis Presley died
19-years ago today. A report from Graceland as NEWS-7 continues.
stocks bump next
Virginia is home to eight of the top 100 best college buys in the country,
according to the latest edition of Money Magazine.
James Madison University in Harrisonburg ranked highest in the state at
Washington and Lee came in 28th.
Sweet Brier College is ranked 39th.
The University of Virginia-- 45th
Emory and Henry comes in 69th place.
And the Virginia Military Institute ranks 86th.
The list is updated each year and based on faculty to student ratio, tuition
costs and specialized programs. (-------------)
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SUPER=331-Thunderstorm Watch/Partly Cloudy/64-68/Partly Sunny/Less
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SUPER=333-Thunderstorm Watch/Partly Cloudy/60-64/Mostly Sunny/Very
SUPER=334-Partly Cloudy/Storms Possible/56-60/Partly Cloudy/& Pleasant/76-80;
health music under
Stay with us-- when we come back Mike Stevens has results from qualifying in
On Health Check, add another danger to the list of possibilities with second
Plus, Researchers believe estrogen replacement may be able to delay the onset
of Alzheimer's Disease.
IN Q=This is very
((THIS IS VERY COMPELLING EVIDENCE THAT ESTROGEN DOES HAVE A BENEFICIAL
OUT Q=beneficial effect
health bump next
The Bradley Free Clinic is reaching far beyond the Roanoke Valley.
Besides offering free medical care to the valley's working poor--it's
helping people all over the country start their own free clinics.
Denise Allen has more.
SUPER=01-Estelle Nichols Avner/Bradley Free Clinic Dir.; :20
SUPER=01-Dr. Randal Rhea/Bradley Clinic Volunteer; :39
OUT Q=News 7
(( The long arm of the Bradley Free Clinic reaches all over the United
This how- to- book is in hot demand.
Several weeks ago "Parade Magazine" published an article on clinics offering
free medical care to the working poor.
The article told readers to contact the Roanoke clinic if they were
interested in starting a clinic.
IN Q=by us spending
((ESTELLE NICHOLS AVNER/BRADLEY FREE CLINIC DIR.: BY US SPENDING A LITTLE TIME
WITH SOME PEOPLE WHO ASK FOR OUR HELP IT MAY RESULT IN THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS
OF PATIENTS HAVING ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE.))
OUT Q=TO HEALTH CARE
The clinic has received letters from every state.
Local doctors say this is just more evidence the need is growing.
IN Q=the line seems to
((DR. RANDALL RHEA/BRADLEY CLINIC VOLUNTEER: THE LINE SEEMS TO BE INCREASING.
THESE DAYS BUDGET CUTS THROUGH THE STATE HAVE EFFECTED THE SERVICES OFFERED
THROUGH THE STATE DEPARTMENT. THERE'S NO CLINIC AT THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT
ANYMORE. THE MEDICINE REIMBURSEMENT HAS CHANGED.))
OUT Q=HAS CHANGED
This clinic has been serving the working poor for 22 years.
In 1990, the Bradley Free Clinic documented the growth of its organization
so others could benefit.
But staff members say after all these years it's the patients that make the
clinic a success.
IN Q=they are people
((AVNER: THEY ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE DEPERATELY TRYING TO KEEP THEMSELVES AND
THEIR FAMILIES AFLOAT BY WORKING. THAT'S APPEALING TO THE PEOPLE WHO COME HERE
TO LEND THEIR EXPERTISE.))
DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7 REPORTER: STAFF MEMBERS SAY THIS BOOK IS MORE THAN JUST A
GUIDELINE FOR HELPING COMMUNITIES PROVIDE FREE MEDICAL CARE TO THE POOR.
THEY SAY IT'S A PRESCRIPTION FOR HOPE.
DENISE ALLEN NEWS 7.))
GRAPHIC=second hand smoke
The latest research finds a marriage between a smoker and a non-smoker can
be a dangerous affair of the heart.
A study published in the journal "Circulation" found people who had never
smoked but were married to smokers had about a 20-percent higher risk of dying
of heart disease than non-smoking couples.
The study's authors say the finding supports the conclusions of 14
previous studies linking heart disease and secondhand smoke.
In other news, estrogen replacement therapy has already been shown to
prevent osteoporosis and heart disease.
Now researchers believe it can delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease.
Doctors at Columbia University report that women who take estrogen
replacement have a much lower risk of getting Alzheimer's Disease than women
who do not take the hormone.
A study, published this week in the journal, "Lancet" monitored 11-hundred
post menopausal women, aged 70 and older.
It found that every year, more than eight-percent of participants who'd
never used estrogen developed Alzheimer's.....among the women who had used the
hormone, that fell to two-pOint seven percent.
IN Q=Women who took
((DR. RICHARD MAYEUX/COLUMBIA PRESBYTERIAN: WOMEN WHO TOOK IT FROM THE TIME
THEY STARTED MENOPAUSE TO THE PRESENT, THERE WERE ONLY 23 OF THEM, BUT NONE OF
THEM DEVELOPED ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Richard Mayeux/Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center; :
OUT Q=Alzheimer's disease.
In other words, the longer a patient had used estrogen, the better
protection the patient had.
Still, this was only an observational study-- clinical testing is not yet
Alzheimer's effects 15-percent of people over the age of 65.
North Carolina authorities are worried that some teens are turning to a
surprising source for a potentially deadly high.
It's called huffing-- inhaling paint thinners, freon, or glue to get
In Charlotte, three teens were lucky to get caught trying to get high on
freon from a home air conditioning unit.
IN Q=A kid
((DR. MARSHA FORD/TOXICOLOGIST: A KID CAN BE SITTING DOWN HUFFING CAN GET UP
AND GO RUNNING DOWN THE STREET AND DROP DEAD. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Marsha Ford/Toxicologist; :
OUT Q=drop dead.
Charlotte poison control experts are busy, trying to warn people by phone
about the dangers of inhalants and potential emergencies.
Let's turn to sports and check out some qualifying times from the track.
Mike Stevens will tell us who's the pole winner in the G-M Goodrwrench 400.
Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the Friday afternoon two minute
sports ticker and for many of you out their the start of the weekend.
Let's crank up tonight's ticker with some qualifying results from Michigan
that have a local flavor to them.
Jeff Gordon had won five poles already this year and he just waited patiently
for his turn to light up the track.
But the Dupont Chevy was only 7th fastest today.
The man was South Boston native Jeff Burton, who went out early in the Exide
battery Ford and posted a lap at 185 point 395 miles an hour.
It turned out to be good enough for the top spot in the GM Goodwrench 400.
IN Q="We've fought...
((JEFF BURTON/GM GOODWRENCH 400 POLE WINNER:))
SUPER=01-Jeff Burton/GM Goodwrench 400 Pole Winner; :00
OUT Q=...HOW TO QUALIFY.
Bobby Labonte qualified third while, Jeff's older brother ward was 24th, and
Dale Earnhardt was 16th. Now the entire top 25
wipe to boards
SUPER=0107-1. Jeff Burton/185.395/2. Bobby Labonte//3. Mark Martin//4. Dick
Trickle//5. Bobby Hamilton;
SUPER=0107-6. Sterling Marlin//7. Jeff Gordon//8. Darrell Waltrip//9. Lake
Speed//10. Michael Waltrip;
SUPER=0107-11. Dale Jarrett//12. Ernie Irvan//13. Kenny Wallace//14. Bobby
HIllin Jr.//15. John Andretti;
SUPER=0107-16. Dale Earnhardt//17. Joe Nemechek//18. Ken Schrader//19. Johnny
Benson//20. Rusty Wallace;
SUPER=0107-21. Bill Elliott//22. Terry Labonte//23. Ricky Rudd//24. Ward
Burton//25. Wally Dallenbach;
Rick Mast failed to make the top 25 as he qualified the Hooters PONTIAC 29th.
The Salem Avalanche is home again tonight at Memorial stadium taking on the
Prince William Cannons.
This is another great night for area to head to the park and get a glimpse of
a major leaguers as
Pitcher Bill Swift, shown here hitting a homerun, takes the hill tonight.
He had off-season shoulder surgery and will continue his rehab back to the
He is the fifth Big Leaguer to play for Salem this year.
He'll also reunite with manager "Moose" McGuire, Swift's catcher in Seattle
for two years.
In a couple of off the field moves, the Chicago Blackhawks have traded
all-star Jeremy Roenick to the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for center Alexei
Zhamnov and right winger Chris Mills.
And the Carolina Panthers have finally signed Tim Biakabutuka to a contract.
The rookie deal calls for the team;s first round pick to make $12 point 7
million over 7 years.
Much more coming up at six including a look at the local cavaliers.
Have a safe weekend everybody.
take a break
19-years ago today, the King-- Elvis Presley was found dead.
Elvis fans from all over the world gathered in Memphis last night at
Graceland for a candlelight vigil.
IN Q=it wasn't the
((NANCY MCMASTER/DENVER: WE'VE GOT SOME PEOPLE FROM PARIS FROM ALL OVER THE
WORLD-- EVERY GENERATION. ))
OUT Q=every generation.
SUPER=04-August 16, 1977;
Last night's crowd didn't come near the huge mass of people that showed up
for Elvis's burial 19 years ago--
Back to last night's video
But many who made this year's pilgrimage to Graceland say the 19-years have
not tarnished the spirit of the king.
IN Q=first time I'm here
((SIMONE SOPHIA/SWITZERLAND: FIRST TIME I'M HERE, WITH MY FRIEND, AND I DON'T
KNOW HOW TO EXPLAIN, BUT I FELT SOMETHING LIKE...I KNOW HE'S HERE. ))
OUT Q=i know he's here.
Last night's ceremonies wrapped up a week long celebration in Memphis.
(toss to patrick)
(Patrick tosses to Jean)
(ad lib bye)