News 7 at Five is next-
Where we'll go live to Chicago to the Democratic national convention.
A sentence for a man convicted in the murder of a Virginia Tech student.
Plus a tearful plea from the mother of Olympic Park security guard Richard
A few local downpours are underway in southwest Virginia. Otherwise it's a
quiet evening weatherwise.
On Health Check-- How your attitude might effect the outcome of undergoing
an angioplasty procedure.
Plus, another fat substitute has been unveiled...this one is said to be
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President Clinton gears up for the Democratic National Convention.
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The President is arriving in Chicago aboard a special train.
That train stopped in Ohio today where the President talked about gun
Then it was onto the Windy City- where -THE CONVENTION IS JUST GETTING
UNDERWAY AT THIS HOUR.
That's where we find Byron Harlan who's standing by with the latest on the
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((The security is as intense as it gets. Every bag is searched, every odd item
Credentials are inspected closely, even scanned for authenticity.
The streets around the United Center are now barricaded, and the police are
everywhere. In the wake of the Atlanta Olympic bombing and the constant fear
of terrorism, the police and secret service are keeping things tight.
Inside the United Center, the cast of the Broadway hit "Rent" rehearsed
the finale of tonight's convention session, the theme of which will be the
achievements of the Clinton administration. The president will be seen on the
big TV screens, live from his whistlestop tour.
He'll be in Ohio where today he told a class of police recruits he favors
a law to ban gun ownership for anyone convicted of domestic abuse.
Clinton arrives in Chicago Wednesday.
In Chicago, the President's advance team is headed by his wife Hillary and
Vice President Al Gore, who's taken to warming up his audiences with
The First Lady charmed the Connecticut delegation, extolling the
President's accomplishments over four years and warning about negative
campaigning by the other side.
HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON: FRIEND OF MINE SAID THEY'LL THROW IN EVERYTING BUT THE
KITCHEN SINK. WELL I SAW IT GOING BY JUST A MINUTE AGO.))
A judge in Montgomery County has sentenced one of three defendants in the
murder of a Virginia Tech student to 53 years in prison.
20 year-old Gary Wayne Barker pled guilty today as an accessory to capital
murder, in addition to carjacking, abduction, robbery and related firearms
The plea bargain requires Barker
SUPER=@File; to testify against two co-defendants,Mark Lilly and HIS brother
Ben Lilly, the alleged triggerman.
((SKIP SCHWAB/ASST MONTGOMERY CO. PROSECUTOR: WE NEVER DEPEND ON ONE THING BUT
IT IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE CASE. ))
SUPER=01-Skip Schwab/Asst. Montgomery Co. Prosecutor;
OUT Q=of the case.
The deal also gives Barker a glimmer of hope for freedom in his old age.
((JIMMY TURK/BARKER'S LAWYER: FOR GARY, HE WAS POTENTIALLY FACING SIX LIFE
TERMS AND HE GOT A TERM OF YEARS. IT'S A LONG, LONG TIME AND A LONG TERM OF
YEARS, BUT HE'LL HAVE THAT HOPE OF ONE DAY GETTING OUT OF THE PENITENTIARY
SUPER=01-Jimmy Turk/Barker's Lawyer;
OUT Q=penitentiary possibly.
Barker and the Lilly brothers allegedly carjacked and abducted Alexander
De-Fillipis from a Blacksburg convenience store last December.
Authorities say they dropped him off in the White-thorn area of Montgomery
County, where Ben Lilly allegedly shot him to death.
Roanoke Police are combing the neighborhoods of Old Southwest at this hour
searching for a robbery suspect.
Police say a manager from the S-AND-S cafeteria at Towers Mall was taking a
bag of money to a bank about four o'clock when the suspect snatched the bag out
of the manager's hand and fled.
Police say the suspect has been seen running in the area by numerous
neighbors near Howbert Avenue and Wasena Park.
The suspect is described as a black male with brown shorts.
The amount of cash has not been disclosed.
Richard Jewell's mother says it's time to clear her son in the Olympic Park
Jewell is the security guard FBI agents were investigating but he's never
((BARBARA JEWELL/RICHARD JEWELL'S MOM: I DON'T THINK ANY OF YOU CAN EVEN BEGIN
TO IMAGINE WHAT OUR LIVES ARE LIKE. NOW MY SON HAS NO REAL LIFE. ))
SUPER=01-Barbara Jewell/Richard Jewell's Mother;
OUT Q=NO REAL LIFE."
Mrs. Jewell says her son is a prisoner in her home- She's asking the
PRESIDENT to clear her son's name.
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It's the first day of school for many students around the region. So how
did it go? Scott Prince has a live report.
And in South Carolina classes haven't started yet, but "Hell Week" is
underway at the Citadel.... and four new cadets had more than a little haircut.
On Health Check, does your H-M-O make the grade?
That's what one group wants to know....it's hoping to start keeping score.
Also coming up...one rescue squad is taking a different approach to
Patrick has that story when we come back.
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The lazy days of summer are over for many kids in the area.
Roanoke County, Salem and other districts opened classrooms for the first
day of school.
Double Boxes Jean and Scott
Scott Prince has spent most of the day talking with students and teachers.
Scott, were there any surprises today?
Jean, the only surprise I can relay is the efficiency on this first day.
Many times schools experience problems like schedule mix ups or problems
along a bus route.
But according to school officials we talked to, there were no significant
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SUPER=01-Jason Graham/Glenvar Middle School 6th Grader; 17 quick
SUPER=01-Dr. Martha Cobble/Cave Spring H.S. Principal; :30
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(( The kids may have been playing outside... but mom and dad didn't take them
to the park.
This was recess at George Washington Carver Elementary School in Salem.
School is back in session for a number of area districts.
And believe it or not... some students across the region said it wasn't too
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((JASON GRAHAM/GLENVAR MIDDLE SCHOOL SIXTH GRADER: IT'S EASIER THAN I
THOUGHT... AND IT'S JUST FUN. ))
OUT Q=just fun
While Jason Graham and other students breathed a sigh of relief... so were
Apparently the first day of class is just as nerve racking for them.
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((DR. MARTHA COBBLE/CAVE SPRING HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE IS
GETTING THE STUDENTS INTO THEIR HOMEROOMS, GETTING THEIR SCHEDULES AND KNOW
WHERE TO GO. AND I'M PROUD TO SAY THAT WHEN THE TARDY BELL RANG AT 8:25, ALL OF
OUR STUDENTS WERE IN THEIR HOMEROOMS RECEIVING THEIR SCHEDULES. ))
OUT Q=their schedules
Of course summer vacation is over for the students we just saw there... but
it's not over for everyone.
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Roanoke City students get an additional week of summer.
They'll start after Labor Day.
Hundreds came out to pray for Mother Teresa's recovery today- and to honor
her 86th birthday that's tomorrow.
Three hundred people attended a special mass.
Mother Teresa is critically ill with a fever and heart problems- but
doctors say she is more alert and responding to treatment.
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Recovery operations for TWA flight 800 are wrapping up off the Long Island
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The Coast Guard Cutter ship coordinating the effort could not have done it
as smoothly without some sophisticated equipment made in ROANOKE.
Litton FiberCom makes LAN Interface Units, or L-I-U's, for the Coast Guard's
newest set of vessels.
IN Q=The LAN
((JACK FREEMAN/VP-LITTON FIBERCOM: THE LAN INTERFACE UNIT IS VERY SIMPLY AN
INTERFACE BOX THAT CONNECTS A LOT OF DIFFERENT EQUIPMENT ON THE SHIP TOGETHER.
A LOT OF DIFFERENT ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT.))
SUPER=01-Jack Freeman/Litton FiberCom Vice President;
OUT Q=electrical equipment.
By using an L-I-U, a ship needs a lot less wiring to install its navigation,
position location and propulsion systems.
The L-I-U's represent several million dollars of business for Litton
One rescue squad is trying to build the future with an unconventional
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The Christiansburg Rescue Squad is raising funds to build a new squad house,
and you can help.
DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
As Patrick Evans reports, the squad is selling bricks that you can
personalize- Patrick you say they will always be a part of the new rescue
SUPER=01-Brian Horne/Christiansburg Rescue Squad;
SUPER=01-Julie Roop/Christiansburg Rescue Squad;
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Don't go away, One hundred holes of golf in one day? Can it be done?
Mike Stevens tells us in tonight's Two Minute Sports Ticker.
On Health Check,
We'll tell you about "Most Beautiful" --
a business that specializes in pedicures for the elderly and the
disabled...but also for diabetics, whose feet are in need of a little T-L-C.
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((THE MISSION IS TO HELP THE ELDERLY AND TO HELP DIABETICS AND WE HAVE IN-HOME
CARE PLUS WE HAVE A SALON THEY CAN COME TO ))
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Can your attitude help you through an angioplasty?
How do you know you're getting good health care when you sign up with an
Here are the answers, along with all the top medical stories of the day.
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OUT Q=next year.
A report from the Mayo Clinic finds that patients who are hostile are more
than twice as likely as non-hostile patients to have a failed angioplasty.
During the procedure, a balloon catheter is inserted in narrowed heart
arteries to open them up and keep the blood flowing.
Researchers followed patients who were rude, surly, and combative and
compared them to others.
The study found the blood pressure and the heart rates of the hostile
patients went up, increasing the adrenalin in their system which caused
renewed damage to their arteries.
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If the National Committee for Quality Assurance has it way h-m-o's will be
getting report cards in the near future.
The committee will rate about half of the nation's 600 h-m-o's....starting
with how they manage preventive-care measures. Later they'll rate routine
health problems. There will be a fee to get an h-m-o's rating.
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Those who've received an organ transplant are at risk for developing
malignant tumors, but a new treatment is showing promise.
By mixing the patients own immune cells with an immunity booster---called
interleukin-2---and then reinjecting it back in the patient---the patients
own system can fight off the tumor.
Doctors at the University of Pittsburgh Medical center say tumors
disappeared in 4 of 7 patients studied.
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The Agriculture Department has a new fat replacer in the works-- it's
called Z-Trim, a no-taste, no calories, fat substitute.
Z-trim is also good for you and adds some fiber to your diet.
The U-S-D-A says Z-Trim is body friendly unlike Olestra, which can cause
Products made with Z-trim should be on the market next year. ))
Trying to lose weight the fast way got a number of people in Colorado and
Wyoming into trouble.
More than 50 people developed infections where they received an injection
of a substance called Adrenal Cortex Extract.
The product was contaminated with a rare bacteria which can cause
abscesses to form.
The sores were treated with antibiotics.
The F-D-A warns that Adrenal Cortex Injections are not considered safe.
A new business in Roanoke is providing a little T-L-C to it's customers.
The mission of "Most Beautiful" is to provide foot care-- in the form of
pedicures-- to elderly and disabled clients, and even diabetics.
Many diabetics have a condition known as peripheral neuropathy-- masking
feeling in the foot, so patients are supposed to check their feet frequently.
With "Most Beautiful"-- clients get special attention, with a whirlpool and
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((REBA THOMAS/"MOST BEAUTIFUL" OWNER: OUR TECHNICIAN, MELISSA, SHE IS VERY
GOOD, SHE WILL CUT YOUR TOENAILS IF YOU ARE NOT A DIABETIC, SHE WILL TELL YOU
HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR FEET IF YOU ARE. FOR THOSE WITH HEART TROUBLE SHE WILL
TELL YOU, SHE KNOWS WHEN TO ADVISE THAT YOU GO TO YOUR MEDICAL DOCTOR OR A
SUPER=01-Reba Thomas/"Most Beautiful" Owner; :
OUT Q= podiatrist.
"Most Beautiful" visits nursing homes, or clients can visit the salon.
Reba Thomas, a diabetic herself, wanted to do something to help others with
diabetes.....as well as those no longer capable of pampering their own feet.
Let's turn now to sports where an Olympic swimmer is recuperating after a
Mike Stevens has the latest on that, as well as some baseball news in
tonight's sports ticker.
Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the start of a brand new work week,
and the Monday afternoon two minute ticker.
Let's get started with a little baseball news off the diamond.
This afternoon the New York Mets fired manager Dallas Green, who has been
leading the club since 1993.
But the Mets are currently in fourth place int he East, 23 games behind the
Braves and a dozen games behind in the wildcard chase.
Bobby Valentine, who managed Texas from 1985 through 1992, takes over as
manager. He's been managing the Mets triple-A team in Tidewater.
Also, the Colorado Rockies announced this afternoon that Bill Swift will be
activated to the big league roster tonight and start on the mound against the
He pitched in salem last Wednesday rehabbing his shoulder.
And in one bizarre note from the pool, Russian Olympic champion Alexander
Popov is in stable condition in an exclusive Kremlin hospital after getting
stabbed on the streets of Moscow.
The world's fastest swimmer is in stable condition and should be able to swim
Today marks National Golf Day all across the country. Golfers participated
in a golf marathon as part of the PGA annual fund raiser. The Roanoke Country
Club took part in the event.
Golfers play 100 holes. Money is donated for each hole played and the
proceeds raise money for junior golf.
RCC's Steve Slotterback began play at 6:30 this morning.
((STEVE SLOTTERBACK/RCC ASSISTANT PRO:))
SUPER=01-Steve Slotterback/RCC Assistant Pro;
OUT Q=....junior programs"
Every 9 holes Slotterback gets a new caddy to work with. Participants could
either pledge 25 cents or 1 dollar per hole. The day was about both fund
raising and friendships.
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((PHILLIP ANDERSON/JUNIOR GOLFER:))
SUPER=01-Phillip Anderson/Junior Golfer; :00
OUT Q=...play with him"
Coming up at 6, more from the links, plus we will check in on Jim Hickam to
see what his Vikings have for the 1996 football season.
Today was the first day of "Hell Week" for freshman at the Citadel.
It began with upperclassmen ordering the incoming cadets to get up at 5:20
The four women who have joined the corps of cadets now have a new look.
Just like the hundreds of male cadets, they've got official military-style
The cuts for the four women aren't quite as short as the ones on the men,
but they're still close-cropped above the ears.
The only other ways the female cadets will be treated differently at the
former all-male military institute are by putting blinds on their windows and
latches on their doors.
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(ROBIN tosses to Jean)
Coming up at SIX, Democrats are trying to make history in Chicago -- but
Virginia has its own little slice of presidential politics.
DOUBLE BOXES JEAN/Keith
Here's Keith Humphry with a preview.
Jean, if you take picking a President very seriously --
bear in mind, the campaigns themselves show us there's a lighter side.
If you mess up once, you can try again.
And one man's hero is another's doormat.
Presidential campaign memorabilia on display all fall in Richmond.
DOUBLE BOXES KEITH/JEAN
A look at where we've been-- coming up in just one half hour on NEWS 7 at
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