News 7 at Five is next-
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The U-S strikes Iraq. We will have a live report.
Plus it's back to school for most Roanoke City students today.
Too much rain for southside today especially in Danville and Hurricane Fran
still wants to visit the southeast coast.
On Health Check, the latest genetic research-- with new links on the cause
of type two diabetes....
Plus, sending the kids back to school?
Some advice on screening their eyesight and hearing.
The U-S launches a missile attack on Iraq-
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...sending a message to Saddam Hussein.
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The U-S fired 27 cruise missiles in all on Iraq- It's a warning to Saddam
to get out of the Northern Iraq safe zone.
At this point no ground forces are being committed-
Elizabeth Kaledin has the latest on the situation from Washington.
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SUPER=01-Sen. Richard Lugar/(R) Indiana;
OUT Q=fight back.
((So far it appears the U.S. attack on Iraq has done little to intimidate
Saddam Hussein, and the White House spent the day defending its air and sea
missile assault with little to show for it.
There is no sign Saddam's troops are backing down after invading Kurdish safe
areas over the weekend.
President Clinton justified the attack, saying Saddam presents a clear and
present danger to U.S. interests.
In addition to firing 27 cruise missiles, the administration has also
extended the southern no-fly zone, mostly to protect oil-rich U-S allies to the
The unilateral U-S action will not include forcing the expulsion
of Iraqi troops from the north, but...
WE MUST MAKE IT CLEAR THE RECKLESS ACTS HAVE CONSEQUENCES OR
THOSE ACTS WILL INCREASE.
Among the consequences: the United Nations has suspended a plan to allow Iraq
to export oil in exchange for food and medical supplies.
Congressional reaction is muted but mostly positive. But the thirst for more
blood from Saddam's military machine may not be satisfied.
SEN. RICHARD LUGAR/R-IN: HE PROBES WHENEVER HE WANTS TO AND WE SPEND
TENS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS. WE OUGHT TO TRY TO ELIMINATE THE ELEMENTS THAT
GIVE HIM THE ABILITY TO TWEEK THE WORLD AT HIS WILL.
For his part, Saddam says he will no longer recognize the no-fly zones at all,
and he is urging his soldiers to fight back.))
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Senator John Warner is backing the President's action.
and while he says there are some risks involved, he calls Saddam a serious
((SEN. JOHN WARNER/R- VIRGINIA: SADDAM HUSEIN HAS STARVED HIS PEOPLE AND RUINED
HIS ECONOMY TO REBUILD HIS ARMED FORCES. AND HE HAS GOOD WEAPONS AND THEY COULD
BE USED IN A MANNER DANGEROUS TO OUR OWN TROOPS AND OTHER TROOPS AS WE TEND TO
BRING ABOUT STABILITY IN THAT REGION. ))
OUT Q=that region
Warner agrees with the President's decision not to send ground troops.
A domestic shooting spree that moved from a Richmond neighborhood to a
hospital emergency room left two dead.
A Richmond woman is charged with two counts of capital murder for the
shooting that panicked those in and around the Columbia Chippen-ham Medical
IN Q=I had
((PATTY CLENDININ/SHOOTING WITNESS: I HAD JUST WALKED IN THE DOOR BACK TO SEE
MY DAUGHTER WHEN THE SHOTS HIT. ALL I KNOW IS THEY PUSHED ME AND MY
DAUGHTER-IN-LAW ON THE FLOOR AND TOLD US NOT TO MOVE.))
SUPER=01-Patty Clendinin/Shooting Witness;
OUT Q=to move.
Four others were wounded-- including the suspect -- who was shot by an
off-duty police officer.
Hurricane Fran keeps growing, with sustained winds reaching 90 miles an
Forecasters have now posted a hurricane warning for the Northwest Bahamas.
In Northern Florida the Navy is moving ships out to sea.
This is a normal move for the fleet.
The Navy says the ships are safer on the open ocean.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Stick around for more NEWS-7 at FIVE-- the
Plus what do ninth graders think about high school on the first day? Today
almost all students in Roanoke hit the books.
Scientists are worried pregnant women may be causing their unborn babies to
develop dangerous allergies....by eating peanuts while they're expecting or
We'll explain, on Health Check.
The Welcome Wagon makes a stop on NEWS-7 at FIVE.
Stick around for all these stories when we come back.
Authorities in Carroll County seized about 100 thousand dollars in
merchandise over the weekend at the annual Labor Day gun show and flea market.
Sheriff's deputies and Hillsville police caught counterfeiters under a new
Officers arrested a number of vendors for allegedly selling fake goods
including clothing, jewelry, sunglasses and NASCAR memorabilia.
Sheriff Warren Manning says the law protects trademark holders, LEGITIMATE
vendors AND consumers.
((WARREN MANNING/CARROLL CO. SHERIFF: THEY WERE SELLING STUFF AT A LOT CHEAPER
RATE THAN THE REGULAR ONES THAT'S COMING IN HERE WITH LEGITIMATE STUFF TO SELL.
AND I FEEL LIKE IT HELPS THE PEOPLE COMING IN HERE THAT'S BUYING STUFF THAT
WILL BE ABLE TO DISTINGUISH AND NOT BE TRICKED INTO BUYING SOMETHING THAT'S NOT
SUPER=01-Warren Manning/Carroll Co. Sheriff;
OUT Q=that's not real.
The alleged counterfeiters were charged with a misdemeanor and released on
GRAPHIC=roanoke city seal
The Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority is planning a major
makeover for the Lincoln Terrace Community.
Today officials outlined a renovation they hope will transform the public
housing project into a vibrant neighborhood.
Lincoln 2000 could require close to 20- million dollars over the next ten
Built in phases, the project would remove some buildings, renovate others,
and construct new single family homes and duplexes.
IN Q=The improvements
((ROB ROBINSON/URBAN DESIGN ASSOCIATES: THE IMPROVEMENTS TO LINCOLN TERRACE ARE
ONES THAT BEGIN TO INTRODUCE THAT MIX OF HOUSING UNITS, PROVIDE MORE
OPPORTUNITY AND BREAK DOWN THAT IMAGE SO THAT WHEN YOU SEE IT YOU KNOW THAT
IT'S A PUBLIC HOUSING DEVELOPMENT. WHEN WE'RE FINISHED HERE, IT WILL BE
INDISTINGUISHABLE FROM OTHER NEIGHBORHOODS.))
SUPER=01-Rob Robinson/Urban Design Associates;
OUT Q=from other neighborhoods.
The plans for Lincoln Terrace depend upon federal funding.
While the competition is tough, officials with the Housing Authority
believe the plan's prospects are good.
GRAPHIC=BACK TO SCHOOL
Class is in session for most Roanoke city students.
Some are glad to be back... others aren't so sure.
High School freshmen appeared to have the most difficulty.
The biggest challenge was getting around in their new schools.
IN Q=I'm very confused
((OZZIE LANE/PATRICK HENRY STUDENT: I'M VERY CONFUSED. I'M A FRESHMAN SO I'M
WANDERING... GETTING LOST. AND RUNNING INTO PEOPLE AND TRYING NOT TO GET
BUTT, BUTT, BUTT
((ELIZABETH WADE/PATRICK HENRY HIGH STUDENT: BEING A NINTH GRADER I'M KIND OF
NERVOUS. THIS IS A BIG CAMPUS SO ITS A DIFFERENT TRANSACTION BEING FROM MIDDLE
SCHOOL BUT IT'S REALLY EXCITING.))
SUPER=01-Ozzie Lane/Patrick Henry High School Student; :01
SUPER=01-Elizabeth Wade/Patrick Henry High School Student; :10
OUT Q=it's really exciting.
Most teachers say they're glad to be back too.
IN Q=One thing about
((HEATHER SIMMONS/ADDISON MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER: ONE THING ABOUT TEACHING IS
HAVING THAT THREE MONTH BREAK. YOU HAVE TIME TO RELAX AND COME DOWN OFF THE
END OF THE YEAR. BUT I'M ALWAYS EXCITED THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL.))
SUPER=01-Heather Simmons/Addison Middle School Teacher;
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Students at Roanoke City's Jackson Middle School are still on vacation.
The school is undergoing renovation.
It was patterned after the historic Conastoga (conn-uh-stoh-gah)
wagon...Now the Welcome Wagon is stocked up for Southwestern Virginia.
(patrick ad lib)
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Sometimes it's hard adjusting after a move to a new area, but one
organization has been making people feerl at home for 68 years.
DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
The Welcome Wagon in Southwest Virginia has just added 50 new
representatives and Patrick Evans joins us with a report.
SUPER=01-Gloria Zayecheck/Welcome Wagon International;
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health music under
Don't go away, we'll take you to media day at both Tech and U-V-A in
On Health Check, the latest theory on which women should undergo
Because of earlier research, the National Cancer Institute recommends them
for women OVER 50, but many younger women may be candidates, as well.
IN Q=The early
((THE EARLY MAMMOGRAMS WERE DONE WITH XRAY MACHINES THAT WERE NOT DEDICATED FOR
MAMMOGRAPHY SO THE QUALITY OF THE STUDIES, OF A LOT OF THE EARLY STUDIES WAS
VERY POOR. ))
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Discoveries in genetics to report today-- involving breast cancer and
leukemia, skin cancer, and the cause of diabetes.
IN Q=A study in this
OUT Q=forms of breast cancer.
(( A study in this month's journal "Nature Genetics" says researchers are
zeroing on a gene that may be linked to the most common form of diabetes.
As of yet, scientists haven't definitively identified any genes connected
to type-two diabetes....which affects 15-million Americans, usually those older
In another study in "Nature Genetics", scientists are reporting more
evidence about what causes and protects people from skin cancer.
They say once again they have found that a gene called "patched" acts to
suppress tumors....but when that gene is damaged...the protection is lost, and
Sunlight is one known cause of the that gene damage.
At least three-quarters of a million Americans suffer from skin cancer
And British researchers at the Institute of Cancer Research say a gene
linked to breast cancer may also be connected to a common form of leukemia that
strikes people over 50.
They claim 80-percent of patients with so-called "C-L-L"....were missing
the brca-two gene...already believed to be involved in inherited forms of
GRAPHIC=BREAST CANCER PREVENTION
More than 184-thousand cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed
this year-- and early detection is crucial.
About 20-percent of those cases will be in women between the ages of 40 to
And there's been a great deal of debate over whether women UNDER age 50
should have mammograms.
But the debate is usually based on studies concerning large populations--
and what is financially feasible for society.
Many doctors now recommend women worry about themselves, and for a lot of
women under 50, that means getting a regular mammogram.
Still, it is often difficult finding cancer in younger women, because many
have dense breast tissue, making it harder to pick out small tumors.
IN Q=It's almost as if
((DR. VINCENT CAMPANELLA/RADIOLOGIST: IT'S ALMOST AS IF YOU'RE LOOKING AT A
BLIZZARD AND SOMEONE SAYS TO YOU, TRY TO FIND THE SNOWMAN IN THE BLIZZARD WITH
ALL THE SNOWFLAKES FLYING IN FRONT OF YOU. ))
SUPER=02-Dr. Vincent Campanella/Radiologist; :
OUT Q=in front of you.
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Fortunately for those women, there are other ways of looking at breast
tissue that can supplement mammography....breast MRI's and ultrasound.
IN Q=These are
((DR. ARTHUR LERNER: THESE TWO TECHNOLOGIES ARE NOT HINDERED BY DENSE TISSUE,
THEY DO NOT, QUOTE, SEE EVERYTHING THAT A MAMMOGRAM MAY SEE, BUT THEY DO FILL
INA LOT OF HOLES FOR US. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Arthur Lerner/Surgeon; :
OUT Q=for us.
But still the mammography basically remains the gold standard for breast
Now, in January, the National Cancer Institute is going review the
guidelines they have, currently recommending mammograms only for women over age
50....because most recent studies clearly show women under age 50 DO benefit by
getting regular mammograms.
Doctors in England are warning pregnant women not to eat peanuts....for
fear their babies might contract a potentially fatal allergy.
A report in the British Medical Journal says that peanut allergies are
reaching what they call epidemic proportion.
This latest study suggests that babies may be sensitized to peanuts while
still in the womb.
IN Q=It may be
((DR. JONATHAN HOURIHANE/SOUTHAMPTON GENERAL HOSPITAL: IT MAY BE APPROPRIATE
FOR PEOPLE TO AVOID THEM WHILE THEY ARE PREGNANT AND BREAST FEEDING, BUT IT MAY
BE ONLY IF THEY ALLERGIC IN SOME WAY THEMSELVES. IT MAY BE THE ADVICE SHOULD BE
RESTRICTED TO ALLERGIC-TYPE FAMILIES. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Jonathan Hourihane/Southampton General Hospital; :
OUT Q=allergic-type families.
Parents of children with peanut allergies are lobbying for labels on
products containing peanuts.
About one in 75 people now suffer from an allergy to peanuts, and
specialists warn the numbers are rising.
Allergy to peanuts is the most common fatal allergic reaction to food.
The start of the school year may be a good time to have your child's eyes
Children with vision problems frequently think that everyone sees the way
they do, so they often don't mention their difficulties.
Poor vision can lead to poor grades simply because they can't see the
blackboard...it may also lead to low self esteem, as well as leaving the kids
Hearing is another sense that shouldn't be ignored.
It's estimated that nearly eight million school-age children have a
hearing, language, or speech disorder...if left unrecognized your child may lag
behind in communications skills or develop a learning disability.
The latest statistics show nearly three-quarters of all school children eat
But the National Dairy Council is worried about the 25-percent who don't.
Oatmeal is a good breakfast possibility.
It provides long-lasting energy and essential nutrients....and a new study
from Australia finds oatmeal more satisfying than other breakfast foods.
Twice as filling as white bread and three times as filling as a donut.
Let's turn now to sports where reporters had a chance to talk to the players
and coaches at both U-V-A and Virginia Tech.
Mike Stevens joins us with all his bases covered in tonight's ticker.
Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your Tuesday Ticker.
Both Virginia and Virginia Tech kick off the 1996 football season Saturday.
The Cavaliers and the Hokies held their weekly news conferences today.
We start in Charlottesville with Steve Mason.
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SUPER=01-Tim Sherman/UVa Starting Quarterback; :08
SUPER=01-Aaron Brooks/UVa Sophomore Quarterback; :22
SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Head Coach; :37
OUT Q=..with Roy Stanley at Virginia Tech"
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IN Q="The Hokies....
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; :13
SUPER=01-T.J. Washington/Va. Tech Offensive Lineman; :26
OUT Q=.........news 7 sports."
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((ROY STANDUP: ))
((FRANK BEAMER/TECH HEAD COACH: ))
((T.J. WASHINGTON/TECH OFFENSIVE LINEMAN: ))
OUT Q=......become victorious."
((After bumping heads in practice, the Hokies are anxious to open the season.
We'll have more at six.
Roy Stanley News 7 sports.))
Also, coming up at six, an update on Cowboys star Emmitt Smith who was
carried off the field last night on a stretcher.
He's out of the hospital this afternoon and doing better.
As is the Dodgers Brett Butler. Those stories and more at six. Have a good
take a break
The Miss America pageant is still two weeks away, but the contestants are
already in Atlantic City.
SUPER=03-Atlantic City, NJ/Yesterday;
They arrived yesterday after a trip to Disney World.
Watch closely, you'll catch a glimpse of Miss Virginia, Michelle Kang, the
brunette in the blue suit.
The 50 contestants are competing for 40-thousand dollars in scholarship
money, thousands of dollars in personal appearance fees and a year long reign
promoting a social platform.
(toss to ROBIN)
(ROBIN tosses to Jean)
(ad lib bye)