NEWS-7 at Five is next--
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((IT REALLY REALLY IRKS ME. IT MAKES ME FEEL LIKE I'VE BEEN CHEATED IN THE
WORST KIND OF WAY.))
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Thousands of Holdren's customers are left with warranties that aren't being
And a dog fight in Roanoke- ends with the shooting death of a pit bull.
A line of showers is popping up along the mountains again today. And the
tropics feature two storms and a third one that's brewing.
Pharmacists warn they're overworked and frazzled...and it could effect
Plus, you can help the American Red Cross...and get paid by your company.
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((IT PUTS A BAD TASTE IN YOUR MOUTH....IN THE BEGINNING.))
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If you bought an extended warranty from Holdren's, don't expect it to be
GRAPHIC=NEWS-7 AT FIVE
Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at Five, I'm Jean Jadhon.
For years people have shopped for appliances at Holdren's because the
locally owned chain had a reputation for good customer service.
But now that a North Carolina Company's bought Holdrens it's changed some of
its policies, leaving many consumers enraged.
DOUBLE BOXES LEN/JEAN
Len Besthoff says this all has to do with the extended service warranties
the company's sold over the years.
This is a common thing for retailers to offer, right Len?
Yeah it is Jean.
Holdren's customers, on average paid several hundred dollars for the
extended service warranties.
And for years they've been honored.
But the company's new owners decided not to, leaving customers holding the
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((ANDY ROBESON/HOLDREN'S CUSTOMER: IT WOULD SEEM TO ME THAT A COMPANY HAS A
RESPONSIBILITY TO TAKE CARE OF THEIR OBLIGATION AS LONG AS THEY HAVE COMMITTED
SUPER=01-Andy Robeson/Holdren's Customer;
OUT Q=committed for them.
Andy Robeson of Blacksburg says Holdren's refused to honor his extended
warranty when he brought his VCR in to get fixed this month.
The company that now owns Holdren's says it will only take care of
manufacturers warranties from now on.
Tonight at 6 we'll have a different side of the story.
double boxes Len/Jean
We talked with Stan Cross, the man who recently sold the appliance chain.
(questions: So do customers have any recourse?)
Tonight's the night democrats officially nominate Bill Clinton as their
choice for President.
As Byron Harlan reports, The President is on the final leg of a whistlestop
tour heading toward Chicago.
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SUPER=07-Hillary Rodham Clinton; :34
SUPER=03-Kalamazoo, MI; :50
SUPER=01-Byron Harlan/Reporting; 1:29
OUT Q=CBS News, Chicago.:
(( HILLARY... HILLARY
On the morning after, Hillary Rodham Clinton was a big hit among convention
delegates. She visited several caucus meetings and got this kind of reception.
And then she hit the streets of Chicago, visiting the Billy Goat Tavern, a
place immortalized on Saturday Night Live.
It was the First Lady at her best, mingling with real people, eating a cheese
burger and even stopping for a quick chat with the local press.
HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON: MY ADRENALIN IS STILL GOING AND MY HUSBAND FEELS
IT TOO WHILE HE'S ON THE TRAIN.
The presidential train made its way through Michigan today, the last leg of a
whistlestop tour that ends tonight in Chicago. The issue of the day was the
environment, and in Kalamazoo, the president vowed to step up efforts to clean
up the nation's toxic waste dumps.
PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON: BY THE YEAR 2,000 WE'LL CLEAN UP 2 THIRDS OF
THE NATION'S WORST TOXIC DUMPS.
Back in Chicago, Vice President Gore checked out the podium at the United
Center, where he'll deliver his speech tonight, after which the president will
Bob Dole is going after President Clinton's handling of the drug war.
SUPER=03-Santa Barbara, CA;
Dole said Clinton has done nothing, while teen drug use has doubled.
((BOB DOLE/R- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: SOME PEOPLE AT THE WHITE HOUSE HAVE BEEN
USING DRUGS SO THEY HAVE A DIFFERENT ATTITUDE ABOUT DRUGS. LET'S FACE IT THEY
HAVE A DIFFERENT ATTITUDE AND MY VIEW IS DRUGS ARE WRONG. YOU SHOULDN'T USE
DRUGS. YOU SHOULDN'T SMOKE CIGARETTES. THROW THEM ALL OUT AT THE SAME TIME.))
SUPER=01-Bob Dole/(R) Presidential Candidate; :10
OUT Q=AT THE SAME TIME."
Ross Perot will run on the Reform Party ticket.
He defeated the former Colorado Governor Richard Lamm for the party's
Lamm says he won't endorse Perot and would not say why.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Don't go away-- what does VMI's superintendent think about privatizing the
Plus a dog fight erupts in Roanoke- as a police officer ends up shooting two
A look at the success of liver transplants...apparently men make better
Plus, a new study finds success rates with surgery to treat prostate
Also coming up, they were seeing red in southern Spain...
Where one town celebrated its 44th year of food fighting...stick around.
VMI's superintendent is calling the U-S Justice Department's latest order
"foolish" and "inherently evil."
General (JOE-siah) Josiah Bunting says the order to get any communications
on co-education with other institutions pre-approved has only "fired up" the
alumni to resist.
((GEN. JOSIAH BUNTING/VMI SUPERINTENDENT: ACTIVITIES LIKE THOSE OF THE JUSTICE
DEPARTMENT WITH THE GAG ORDER ARE EXTREMELY HURTFUL TO THE CAUSE OF EFFICIENTLY
AND SMOOTHLY TAKING THE SCHOOL CO-ED AS A STATE SCHOOL. SIMPLY BECAUSE IT
MAKES IT EASY FOR PEOPLE TO SAY LOOK, THIS IS WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO
CONTEND WITH FOR THE NEXT 20 YEARS.))
SUPER=01-Gen. Josiah Bunting/VMI Superintendent;
OUT Q=next 20 years.
Bunting says he's NOT sure if going private is any more or less plausible
now because of the order.
The public will get a say.
The board announced it will hold its first- ever public hearing on the issue
September 20th-- the day before the scheduled decision on co-education.
A city police officer shot a pair of pit bulls this morning, killing one of
Witnesses said the dogs had been attacking anything that moved- -including
people and other dogs.
A poodle was mauled to death by the two pit bulls, another dog seriously
injured in his own yard.
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((DAVID MILLS: AND THEY WENT INTO THE FLOWER BED. THE NEXT THING I KNOW THEY
WAS IN THE YARD, AND THEN THEY STORMED OFF THE YARD, I THINK. AND THEN THE
POLICE CAME AND SHOT THEM AND THEN THE OTHER TWO DOGS RAN OFF.))
OUT Q=dogs ran off.
City police say it became "immediately obvious" that Mills' dog was going
to be killed, if he didn't intervene.
So the officer asked for and got permission from a supervising sergeant to
shoot the pit bulls.
The owner of the pit bulls was cited for having dangerous dogs.
She also faces charges of letting dogs run free as well as failing to get
them rabies shots and licenses.
Police arrested a 40-year old Roanoke man in connection with a robbery
Ellis Price Wilson was taken into custody at his Southwest home this
He's charged with robbing the S-and-S Cafeteria at Towers Shopping Center.
This was the scene Monday.
An S-and-S employee was trying to make a bank deposit for the restaurant,
when Wilson allegedly stole the bag of money from him.
Wilson is being held at the Roanoke City Jail.
Funding for parks and keeping young people in the area.... Just a couple
missions for one Chamber of Commerce.
Today golfers, including Patrick Evans took to the links to help the cause.
His report next on NEWS-7 at Five.
stocks bump next
Bad golf for a good cause--
Patrick Evans has a report on a tournament held today on Groundhog
SUPER=21-Patrick Evans; :00
SUPER=01-Kathy Price/Chamber of Commerce; :39
SUPER=03-Laurel Fork; :54
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go to robin
SUPER=330-Spotty Showers Ending/Light Winds/60-63/Partly Sunny/Winds
SUPER=331-Passing Shower/Otherwise Partly Cloudy/62-64/Partly
SUPER=332-Passing Shower/Then Clear/58-60/Mostly Sunny/Wind NE-5mph/82-84;
SUPER=333-Isolated Showers Ending/Patchy Fog/60-63/Turning Partly/Sunny/80-83;
SUPER=334-Patchy Fog Again/Light Winds/55-59/Mostly Sunny/Light NE Wind/80-83;
health music under
Don't go away, Steve Mason previews the Hokies upcoming football season.
On Health Check, you may not know it, but there's a good chance your
pharmacist is stressed out.
Virginia's Pharmacist Association is worried the public just doesn't
realize what all their jobs entail.
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((WE SEE MORE AND MORE THAT THE PATIENTS DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT GOES INTO
FILLING A PRESCRIPTION. THEY EXPECT TO HAND IT TO US AND US HAVE IT READY BY
THE TIME THEY GET TO THE REGISTER.))
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health bump next
Some area pharmacists are worried customers could be at risk, as druggists
are over-burdened-- taking too many calls and worrying about too much
Yesterday, the state Board of Pharmacy held a public hearing on the
matter-- one in a series of state meetings.
About 60 people attended the meeting, and 14 spoke up, including pharmacist
Lucas worries the public just doesn't realize what the job of the druggist
entails....and the workload is increasing.
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((ALLISON LUCAS/PHARMACIST: WELL WITH NEW REGULATIONS LIKE OVER 90, STATE
MANDATED COUNSELING D.U.R., WHICH WE HAVE TO REVIEW THE PRESCRIPTION HISTORY
THAT THEY ARE HANDING US TO THE OTHER PRESCRIPTIONS THEY'VE HAD FILL, THERE ARE
VARIOUS STEPS WE HAVE TO GO THROUGH IN ORDER TO GET THE PRESCRIPTION FILLED.
ALSO THERE'S MORE AND MORE INSURANCE PLANS IN THE STATE OF VIRGINIA EVERYONE
HAS A DIFFERENT PLAN, EVERYONE HAS A DIFFERENT FORMULARY. WE GET REJECTS THAT
WE HAVE TO CALL THE INSURANCE COMPANY TO FIND OUT WHY BECAUSE INSURANCE
COMPANIES-- THE PATIENTS DON'T UNDERSTAND THEIR OWN INSURANCE, WE PROVIDE NOT
ONLY DRUG INFORMATION BUT INSURANCE INFORMATION.))
SUPER=01-Allison Lucas/Pharmacist; :
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****CONNIE AUDIO ON CART****
Pharmacists typically work eight to 12- hour shifts-- often without a
break to use the restroom.
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((ALLISON LUCAS/PHARMACIST: IN THE STATE OF VIRGINIA RIGHT NOW, THERE'S A ONE
TO ONE PHARMACIST TO TECH RATIO, WHERE WE CAN ONLY HAVE ONE OTHER PERSON
NON-PHARMACY, I'D LIKE TO THAT CHANGED SO WE COULD GET SOME CLERICAL HELP TO
GET THINGS LIKE PAPERWORK DONE THAT WE DON'T NEED TO DO.))
OUT Q=don't need to do.
Lucas also says it would help if doctors wrote out their prescriptions
The state originally started looking into the issue, because of an increase
in prescription errors.
The Virginia Association of Pharmacists is also studying the concerns of
Liver transplants are more likely to be successful if the donor is a man.
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh found that transplants failed
about 50-percent of time if the donor was female, but only about 30-percent of
the time if the researcher was male.
So far the researchers have no explanation for these findings.
A new, wide-ranging study finds prostate cancer surgery to be remarkably
successful for most men.
The Journal of the American Medical Association is publishing the most
promising results yet for the treatment of prostate cancer.
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((DR. GLENN GERBER/UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO: THE MAJORITY OF MEN WHO HAVE RADICAL
PROSTATECTOMY, (WHO HAVE
EARLY PROSTATE CANCER DO VERY WELL AND) THEY HAVE AN EXCELLENT CHANCE OF BEING
CURED OF THEIR CANCER IN 10 YEARS. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Glenn Gerber/University of Chicago; :
OUT Q=in ten years.
****CONNIE AUDIO ON CART****
The men in the study had cancer which had not spread outside of the
prostate and underwent a radical prostatectomy procedure which surgically
removed the entire prostate gland.
After ten years, only six percent of the men with early-stage cancer had
The study did not compare surgery to other treatments -- radiation or
doing nothing at all.
The National Cancer Institute is now comparing all three options.
IN Q=I truly believe
((DR. OTIS BRAWLEY/NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE: I TRULY BELIEVE THIS IS THE BEST
INFORMATION WE'RE GONNA HAVE FOR ANOTHER DECADE.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Otis Brawley/National Cancer Institute; :00 very quick!!
OUT Q=another decade.
More than 300-thousand men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this
Ephedrine, the herbal supplement sometimes pitched as a natural high, may
soon be off the market.
The F-D-A has sent letters to six companies saying they are ignoring
health risks associated with it's use.
Ephedrine is often touted as an alternative to illegal drugs like Ecstasy.
Ephedrine can cause severe reactions from seizures to strokes.
The F-D-A has received more than 600 reports of medical problems-- and 17
deaths-- linked to ephedrine supplements.
GRAPHIC=american red cross
The American Red Cross is hoping a new policy at All-State insurance will
spread to other regional businesses.
Hundreds of All-State employees can now participate in the Platelet
Pheresis program on company time.
Platelets involve a special kind of donation--
they are the smallest cells in the blood, needed for blood clotting.
With pheresis, enough platelets can be collected from one donor to supply
a cancer patient's needs for several days.
Platelets are also needed by burn patients, and sometimes those undergoing
For donors, the process takes about two hours.
Time now for sports and it is almost time for the Hokies to hit the gridiron
for regular season play.
But first Mike Stevens has some baseball news about one Carolina League
Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the midweek ticker.
Let's begin with some baseball news concerning the Lynchburg Hillcats.
The team is just a game and a half out of first place in the Northern
Division with 8 games to go.
SUPER=03-Salem/May 5; :00
Today the Cats got some big news when they learned that Jose Guillen, their
big time outfielder is the Carolina League's player of the year.
He's hitting 317 with 18 homers this season.
Guillen is on the first team all-Carolina league squad along with two of his
teammates. Third baseman Freddie Garcia who has hit 20 homers this season and
racked up 83 rbis is on the post season all-star squad,
Along with MIke Asche, the team's outfielder, who leads the team in triples
and runs scored this season.
SUPER=03-Chicago/Brewers vs, White Sox;
Already a couple of games are in the books in the major leagues this
Ray Durham and Ozzie Guillen drove in the only two runs of the day in the
second with RBI singles as the Whitesox beat the Brewers 2-to-0.
Also, the Indians beat the Tigers 9-to-3 as Albert Belle hit his 43rd homer
of the season, a grand slam.
Virginia Tech opens the 1996 football season on the road at Akron September
Last year, the Hokies lead the nation in many defensive categories, but
Steve Mason says, that dominating "D" will need more help from the offense this
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SUPER=03-New Orleans/1995 Sugar Bowl; :00
SUPER=01-Brandon Semones/Virginia Tech Linebacker; :20
SUPER=01-Bill Conaty/Virginia Tech Center; :43
OUT Q=....at six, Mike"
((The Hokies defense lead the nation against the run last year, yielding
only 77.4 yards per game last season.
But defensive lineman J.C. Price, Jim Baron and Lawrence Lewis are three of 5
starters lost to graduation, so how will look to the linebackers and secondary
to pick up the slack.
((BRANDON SEMONES/VA. TECH LINEBACKER:))
The Hokies average 384 yards of total offense last year and scored nearly 30
points per game.
((BILL CONATY/VA. TECH CENTER:))
Coming up at 6, we will take a look at the updated Hokie depth chart,
Also at 6, we will have U.S. open highlights, but more news 7 at 5 to come.
An annual war broke out between thousands of Spaniards...
A tomato war that is.
The 44-year old tradition in Southern Spain when friends in market stalls
threw tomatoes at each other all in fun.
Ten tons of tomatoes were brought in by truck to the town center for this
year's tomato war.
People on the back of the truck pelted the crowd with tomatoes.
The hour-long tomato war leaves the town and participants drenched and
sometimes practically swimming in red pulp.
(toss to ROBIN)
(ROBIN tosses to Jean)
The war on drugs is being waged across the state this summer, and it
features attacks from the air.
DOUBLE BOXES JEAN/Keith
Keith Humphry is here to tell us more..
Jean, state and local authorities have teamed up,SUPER=@KEITH1;
as they do every summer, to tackle Virginia's marijuana growers.
National Guard helicopters have been patrolling the skies the past few
weeks, searching for patches of marijuana.
They hit pay dirt this week in central Virginia...identifying several large
patches of the illegal plant.
We'll take you along with the ground crewsDOUBLE BOXES KEITH/JEAN
and show you the results on News-7 at 6.
(AD LIB BYE)