News 7 at five is next-
Will one all male college go co-ed? Find out what may be in the works.
Plus a boost for the economy in Pittsyvania County- We'll tell you why
hundreds of new jobs may be on the way.
And Miss Universe is told- lose weight or lose your crown.
Hurricane Dolly is reduced to Tropical Storm Status spinning near the
Yucatan Peninsula, while locally we can expect a chance of showers in out
forecast, stay tuned for the latest from the News 7 Weather Center.
On Health Check, macular degeneration effects the eyesight of some one in
Now, though research is underway, looking at cell transplantation as a way
to restore their vision.
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IN Q=The majority
((GEN. SAM WILSON: THE MAJORITY OF THEM WILL BE PLEASED WITH THIS DECISION BY
THE BOARD. BUT I DON'T THINK YOU'LL SEE THEM SAYING NANNY NANNY BOO BOO TO
PEOPLE WHO WANTED IT THE OTHER WAY AROUND.))
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Virginia's Hampden-Sydney College votes to stay all-male.
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Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at Five, I'm Jean Jadhon...
One of three remaining private, all-male schools in the nation votes for the
status quo -- and vows to aggressively market itself as a dying breed.
Ellen Qualls is in our Richmond newsroom.
Who made the decision today?
Hampden-Sydney's Board of Trustees met at the Richmond Airport.
It was a brief fly-in meeting for a vote-- following a retreat on
co-education at the school earlier this month.
The entire board issued a statement of support for the decision to stay
all-male, but we do know the confidential vote was NOT unanimous.
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SUPER=01-Brian Horne/College Junior; :29
SUPER=01-Ben DeLee/College Senior; :43
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(( Expect a whole new marketing thrust from the small and bucolic college
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((GEN. SAM WILSON/HAMPDEN-SYDNEY PRESIDENT: I DON'T FEEL THERE'S AN
EXCLUSIONARY MESSAGE AT ALL. AT ALL. WE'RE CONCERNED WITH TAKING ADVANTAGE OF
THE BONDING PROCESS AND TRYING TO ENSURE THAT THESE YOUNG MEN WHO ARE
STRUGGLING WITH THE BOOKS ARE NOT DRIVEN BY THEIR HORMONES.))
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((BRIAN HORNE/JUNIOR: I THINK THAT WE CAN CONCENTRATE MORE IN CLASS IN A
SINGLE-SEX ENVIRONMENT. AND THERE'S NOT A LOT OF OPTIONS LEFT FOR ALL-MALE
Call it the anti-hormones curriculum -- it's clearly the selling point -- or
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((BEN DELEE/SENIOR: HERE THE ONLY WAY TO MEET WOMEN IS IN A SOCIAL SITUATION.
WHEREAS YOU DON'T LIVE AND WORK WITH THEM EVERYDAY AS YOU WILL IN THE REAL
Students ran about nine to one in favor of all-male.
But the faculty looked at declining enrollments and voted 45-17 for
So some fence mending will have to go on.
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And in terms of the need for alumni support in the coming years, as General
Wilson told us, "if they don't dig til it hurts, they're not digging deep
Ten million American workers are getting raises.
President Clinton signed a higher minimum wage into law today--while
surrounded by the children of minimum wage workers.
((THIS IS A TRULY REMARKABLE PIECE OF LEGISLATION. IT IS PRO WORK, PRO BUSINESS
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The minimum wage is increasing 50- cents in just a few weeks to four dollars,
75 cents an hour.
It'll go up again by 40-cents within a year to five dollars and 15-cents.
A two year prison term for Susan McDougal- for her Whitewater related
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Despite a tearful plea for mercy, McDougal received a two year sentence.
McDougal's lawyers say she would have gotten a lighter sentence if she'd
had any incriminating evidence about Bill or Hillary Clinton.
((SHE'S DEVASTATED. SHE FEELS LIKE SHE IS A POLITICAL PRISONER IN THE UNITED
STATES AND THAT'S OUTRAGEOUS.))
((WE WILL NOT IN FACT TOLERATE AS A SOCIETY CRIMES OF FRAUD AND THERE IS SIMPLY
NO JUSTIFICATION FOR THAT KIND OF ACTIVITY.))
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SUPER=01-Kenneth Starr/Special Prosecutor; :07
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McDougal is a former Whitewater business partner with the Clintons.
If you're in the market for a sport utility vehicle- Consumer reports says
don't buy a 1995 or 96 Isuzu Trooper or a 1996 Acura S-L-X.
Consumer Reports says these models tip severely during emergency handling
Consumer Reports is urging the recall of those models already on the road-
The testing was done earlier this month- It simulates common hurdles a
driver may encounter such as a person or animal unexpectedly running into their
Isuzu says its Trooper sport utility vehicles meet all safety standards-
but says it will look at the test results.
A dangerous DWELLING is still causing problems for some Rocky Mount
This apartment building on Green Meadow Road has been condemned for nearly a
Today a house-moving crew tried to shore up the building... attempting to
make it safe enough for about eight families to get their belongings.
But right after workers got started they accidentally punctured a water
That meant homes surrounding the area had to go without water until the
problem was fixed.
Also... residents will have to wait at least another day to get their
valuables out of the building.
The owner of the property was at the scene- But would not comment on the
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(PATRICK EVANS IS NEXT.)
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Straight ahead--on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- hundreds of jobs on the horizon for
Pittsylvania County. Teresa Hamilton has a full report.
Plus it's Ruby Tuesday, atop Mill Mountain. As the zoo kicks off a
fundraiser to breed Siberian Tigers like Ruby.
On Health Check, troubling statistics about teens and drug use....abuse is
on the rise-- the facts might shock you.
Also coming up, The Roanoke Express talks about the upcoming season.
Mike Stevens has that story in tonight's Two Minute Ticker. Stay with us.
The new Route 29-expressway in Pittsylvania County is getting partial credit
for attracting a new business with the potential for hundreds of jobs.
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Teresa Hamilton is in our Danville newsroom- Teresa what's opening there?
Jean, a new industrial park is set to open, near Blairs-- just two miles
North of the new expressway that links Virginia and North Carolina.
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IN Q=This does
((CLAUDE WHITEHEAD/PEDO CHAIRMAN: THIS DOES MARK A NEW DAY AND I THINK AND I
HOPE AND PRAY THAT WE WILL HAVE MORE OF THESE TYPE OF ENDEAVORS IN OUR COUNTY
AS TIMES GOES ON. ))
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Claude Whitehead is Chairman of the Pittsylvania County Economic Development
The agency was instrumental in persuading the Stanley W. Bowles Corporation
to build the park on 250- acres in Pittsylvania County.
A distribution center, that deals primarily with apparel, will be the first
business to locate creating up to 300- new jobs.
It'll be run by Diversified Distribution Incorporated-- a company that's
affiliated with the Bowles Corporation.
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((C. LEE LINTECUM/STANLEY W. BOWLES CORP. PRES.: WE'RE ON THE FAST TRACK. WE
HOPE TO OPEN JANUARY FIRST SO WE'VE GOT A LONG WAY TO GO AND A SHORT TIME TO
GET THERE BUT WE'RE GETTING GOOD COOPERATION HERE AND THAT'S GOING TO BE KEY TO
GETTING OUR FACILITY OPEN. ))
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Diversified Distribution Incorporated may sound familiar. The company
already has facilities in Martinsville and Henry County.
Those businesses WILL remain open.
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(questions: How many new jobs in the long term at the park? )
Oliver North's bulletproof vest company has taken a hit on Wall Street.
North started Guardian Technologies International Incorporated after
retiring from the Marine Corps after the Iran-Contra scandal.
Guardian went public in May.
Stockholders have taken punishing hits in the last month, as the
newly-issued stock fell nearly 70 percent.
This time next year Ruby the Tiger may have some company.
Today Mill mOuntain Zoo announced a major campaign to raise money for a new
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Joe Dashiell is on Mill Mountain tonight with Zoo Director Beth Poff.
SUPER=01-Beth Poff/Mill Mountain Zoo Director;
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Don't go away, is the tiara too tiny for Miss Universe?
Some people think she's tipping the scales. Details coming up.
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Tropical Storm Dolly reached hurricane strength briefly, then made landfall
on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.
Dolly moved in from the northwestern Caribbean with sustained winds that
have now dropped off to 60 miles an hour.
As a result in strength she is now a tropical storm again.
As much as ten inches of rain is expected with flooding of two to four feet.
It's expected to regain hurricane strength as it emerges over the warm Gulf
of Mexico waters.
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Stick around for more NEWS-7--
It's full steam ahead for the Roanoke Express as the team heads into the
upcoming season with some new big league backing.
Plus, on Health Check, faculty and staff at Radford University are diving
right into a water challenge.
They're on a mission, to drink eight glasses of water...every day.
It's an idea that hopefully, might catch on.
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The depth of teen drug abuse is in the spotlight.
According to "U-S-A Today" a new federal report shows a stunning rise in
teen-age drug use just in the last few years.
The paper says drug use among 12- to 17-year-olds rose 78 percent from 1992
The highest increases were noted with L-S-D and cocaine.
Marijuana use rose 37 percent. Drug use among adults was
Another report by the Department of Health and Human Services apparently
shows drug-related emergency room visits have also increased significantly
Word from Sweden on a new treatment for the leading cause of blindness in
people over age 50.
Macular degeneration leaves one out of three seniors unable to drive, to
read or watch tv--
because they lose their central vision, while their peripheral vision remains
But now, research is underway, investigating whether transplanting healthy
retina cells behind the eyes can be used to treat the illness.
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((DR. MARCO SARBIN/NEW JERSEY MEDICAL SCHOOL: PATIENTS WITH MACULAR
DEGENERATION CAN LOSE THEIR VISION IN TWO DIFFERENT WAYS. THEY CAN LOSE IT
BECAUSE OF THE GROWTH OF ABNORMAL BLOOD VESSELS UNDERNEATH THE RETINA OR THEY
CAN LOSE IT JUST BECAUSE OF THE DYING OF RETINAL CELLS. ))
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Until now the only proven treatment has been laser surgery, which is not
especially effective-- which is why the prospect of transplantation would be a
welcome treatment option.
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(( I THINK EVENTUALLY CELLULAR TRANSPLANTATION IS GOING TO BE
AN IMPORTANT TREATMENT STRATEGY FOR A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT RETINAL
OUT Q=retinal conditions.
Also, the eye doesn't tend to reject other tissues-- so transplant
rejection isn't as much of a difficulty.
For parents with sick children, information and understanding of their
condition is crucial.
That's why the Carilion Medical Center for Children at Roanoke Community
Hospital has opened a resource library for pediatric patients and their
At today's open house for their BOOK-WORMS, we learned the Information
Station as it's called isn't just for adults-- there are kids books as well.
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((DR. RON NEUBERG/PEDIATRIC ONCOLOGIST: THERE ARE CHILDREN'S BOOKS IN THERE,
NOT ONLY FOR ENTERTAINMENT BUT ALSO BOOKS THAT CAN HELP PARENTS BRING OUT WHAT
THEIR CHILDS FEELINGS ARE. FOR EXAMPLE, A BOOK LIKE CHARLOTTE'S WEB IS A GOOD
BOOK TO TALK ABOUT DEATH. A BOOK SUCH AS THE VELVETEEN RABBIT IS A GOOD BOOK TO
TALK ABOUT SELF ESTEEM AND TO SHOW A CHILD WAYS OF ENHANCING THEIR OWN SELF
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The Information Station is part of the Medical Center for Children's
mission-- to provide for the psycho-social needs of patients and their parents.
About 120 faculty and staff members at Radford University have taken the
plunge in answer to a water challenge.
Participants were issued 16-ounce cups through the university's Common
Their challenge is to drink eight cups of water at least 18 days out of 30.
((BECKY COVEY/RU COMMON HEALTH DIRECTOR: IT MAY NOT TASTE AS GOOD TO SOME
PEOPLE AS IT DOES TO OTHERS, BUT I THINK IF THEY'LL GET INTO IT THEY'LL SEE
THAT IT MAY BE A WAY TO HELP THEM LOSE WEIGHT, IMPROVE THEIR MUSCLE TONE, THEIR
SKIN TONE, IT'S JUST GOOD FOR OVERALL GOOD HEALTH. ))
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OUT Q=overall good health.
Participants even have water LOGS to record their daily progress.
It's not easy, especially for people like Kathy Burnett, who don't drink
much water to begin with.
((KATHY BURNETT/WATER CHALLENGE PARTICIPANT: THE AFTERNOON IS THE HARDEST
BECAUSE I DON'T DRINK A LOT IN THE AFTERNOONS. SO I FIND IF I DRINK IT IN THE
MORNING THEN IT'S EASIER IN THE AFTERNOON. ))
SUPER=01-Kathy Burnett/Water Challenge Participant;
OUT Q=easier in the afternoon.
Our need for water increases as we age.
Some doctors recommend people under age 50 drink at least SIX to EIGHT,
eight- ounce glasses of water a day...and EIGHT to TWELVE eight- ounce glasses
for those over 50.
Time now for sports-- and a look at the upcoming season for the Roanoke
What we can expect at the roundhouse this year? Mike Stevens knows-- here
he is with tonight's Two Minute Ticker.
The Express will open the season at Richmond October 9th in an exhibition
with new NHL and AHL teams behind it.
Steve Mason has more on this morning's announcements from the Roanoke Civic
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SUPER=01-Pierre Paiement/Express General Manager; :08
SUPER=01-Nick Polano/Calgary Player Personnel Director; :30
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Season; :55
SUPER=01-Frank Anzalone/Express Head Coach; 1:06
OUT Q=...news 7 sports"
((During his hockey career, Pierre Paiement played with Calgary player
personnel director Nick Polano.
So it was fitting for the Express gm to make the announcement.
((PIERRE PAIEMENT/EXPRESS G.M.:))
In the late 70's, Polano coached Frank Anzalone...and then cut him. No hard
feelings either way.
((NICK POLANO/CALGARY PLAYER PERSONNEL DIRECTOR:))
The Express also announced that training camp will be held at the Civic
center October 6th through the 12th, as far as it's new affiliate....
That means fewer Express veterans will be back. Jeff Jablonski is signed.
Who will be in goal? Matt DelJuidice and Dave Gagnon are 2 out of 5 prospects
Roanoke is considering.
((FRANK ANZALONE/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:))
1 thousand, 790 season tickets have already been sold. Fans can buy more at
the inaugural rail Yard Sale Thursday at the Civic center from 6 to 8pm. Steve
Mason news 7 sports"))
Elsewhere this afternoon, alot is taking place in the region including a
little basketball news out of Charlotte
where the Hornets officially welcomed Vlade Divac to town.
The former Lakers center, who once said he'd rather retire than play in
Charlotte now says he's glad to be in the Carolinas.
Speaking of the Carolinas, Dale Jarrett was in Darlington, South Carolina
today testing the Quality Care Ford.
If he can win the Southern 500 in two weeks, he'll become the first driver
since Bill Elliott to win the Winston Million bonus money for winning 3 of the
season's top four events.
and the Jacksonville Jaguars have cut former Friday Football Extra star
The Jaguars signed the Lynchburg native back in April, but the former
Marshall university great got caught up in the numbers game battling six others
running backs including James Stewart and Natrone Means.
I'll tell you about some cold cuts delivered by the Redskins coming up
tonight in sports.
Have a great evening everybody.
take a break
Many of us know what its like to put on a few extra pounds, but what
happens if you're Miss Universe?
It seems the reigning Miss Universe is getting a little bit too big for her
Miss Universe officials have given the 18-year old South American beauty two
weeks to shed 27 pounds or her title.
Alicia Machado, who is 5-feet seven inches, weighed 112 pounds when she was
crowned May 17th.
A pageant official says a number of swimsuit companies using the services
of Miss Universe were displeased that she'd gained weight.
The first runner up, Miss Aruba is next in line to take over the Miss
Earlier in the newscast we told you about the alarming increase of drug use
among 12-to 17 year olds in the United States.
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So what does that mean locally?
Here's Keith Humphry with a look at one story coming up at SIX.
Jean local counselors say they'reSUPER=@KEITH1;
seeing an increase in the number of teenagers coming in for treatment.
And they're not just smoking marijuana.
While that IS on the rise... they point to alcohol and acid... even
inhalants as popular ways to get high.
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Join us for the story in 30-minutes on NEWS-7 at SIX.
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