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Non-stop rain spells flooding for many parts of the region. We'll have two
The flooding rains of the last 24 hours set the stage for more problems as
Hurricane Fran is due to arrive near our region on Friday.
In our Health Check Report--
The latest recommendations for treating lung cancer--
Plus-- what to expect when you arrive at the hospital for stroke
Fast action is essential.
Heavy rain pounds down on our region.
In Danville- 24-hours after severe flooding paralyzes one community a
neighborhood begins to regroup.
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Good evening, this is NEWS 7 at FIVE I'm Jean Jadhon.
The damage in Danville continues to mount after yesterday's downpour.
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Teresa Hamilton joins us from the banks of the Dan River with the latest.
Jean, the most severe damage is confined to the Fall Creek community, just
about a mile from here.
This afternoon-- Governor George Allen flew in for a first hand look.
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((DAVIDA RAMIREZ/DANVILLE RESIDENT:IT COVERED THE MAILBOXES AND EVERYTHING SO I
WENT BACK IN AND TOLD MY MOM TO COME ON AND I HELPED EVERYBODY AND WE JUST
STOOD THERE AND WATCHED IT. ))
OUT Q=watched it.
Davida Ramirez is among those in the neighborhood stunned by the power of
Last night, two Danville Rescue Squad volunteers, trying to evacuate
residents, were swept up in the current.
The pair latched onto a tree until help arrived.
Minutes later, part of a home was washed down the Creek-- all that remains
is the foundation.
This afternoon-- Governor Allen toured the area to assess the damage.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN:AGAIN, UNLESS YOU ACTUALLY EXPERIENCE, GET YOUR FEET IN THE
MUD AND THE WATER, IT WOULD BE HARD TO IMAGINE. THERE'S GOING TO BE A LOT OF
EFFORT OBVIOUSLY AT THE COMMUNITY LEVEL. AND, WE WANT TO BE ABLE TO DEPLOY
WHATEVER SORT OF ENCOURAGEMENT, WHATEVER SORT OF ASSISTANCE MAY BE APPROPRIATE
AS THE ASSESSMENTS COME IN.))
OUT Q=come in.
Danville and Pittsylvania County have declared a local "state of emergency".
At this point, the Governor says it doesn't appear Danville will be declared
a disaster area because the damage, while it was severe, was not wide spread.
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Ron Jones is in Roanoke covering flood damage, lets head his way for an
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Ron Jones has been out in the rain most of the day and has an update in
(roll cue: but there's more to come.)
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SUPER=01-Manuel Rivera/Witness; :31
OUT Q=push the car back.
(( Swollen rivers and streams converged on several Roanoke County and City
residents this morning.
The once mild and tamed streams became raging waters.
Roanoke County resident Roger Shipplett was amazed.
((BUT THE TREES THAT YOU'RE LOOKING AT IN BETWEEN THERE IS A SMALL CREEK AND IT
HAS BECOME A MONSTER. IT'S JUST TEARING EVERYTHING DOWN AS IT GOES. NEVER
SEEN NOTHING LIKE IT.))
The story was the same in the city.
These motorist found out quickly that you can't cross standing water.
((MANUEL RIVERA/WITNESS: THE CAR WAS FLOATING SIDE WAYS YES. AND THEN ALL OF
A SUDDEN THE OTHER CAR THAT WAS IN BACK OF THAT ONE THE GIRL GOT OUT AND
STARTED HELPING THE GUY PUSH THE CAR BACK.))
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Water damage was the least concern for one family in the Cave Spring area of
This is Dan Fargnoli's home.
He spends most of his time there since he's on life support.
Fargnoli keeps a spare tank of liquid oxygen in the basement... but when the
area flooded this morning, it caused the tank to spring a leak.
Gas quickly spread throughout the home... he and his wife had to be
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((GARY HOUFF/ROANOKE COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT CAPTAIN: YOU HAD A HIGH VOLUME OF
HIGHLY CONCENTRATED OXYGEN IN THE HOUSE. AND ANY TIME YOU HAD THAT AS A
POTENTIAL EMISSIONS SOURCE, YOU HAVE THE POSSIBILITY OF SOME TYPE OF AN
EXPLOSION. SO WE HAD TO ELIMINATE THOSE PROBLEMS BEFORE WE COULD SEND PEOPLE
BACK INSIDE THE RESIDENCE. ))
SUPER=01-Gary Houff/Roanoke Co. Fire Dept.;
OUT Q=the residence
The tank was eventually removed... and no one was hurt.
The Fargnoli's are staying with relatives until the house is completely
President Clinton has declared the cruise missile strikes in Iraq a
He says Saddam Hussein now knows there's a price to pay for attacking
Kurds in northern Iraq.
Regina Blakely reports from Washington.
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SUPER=01-Regina Blakely/Reporting; 1:32
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((President Clinton said there are signs Iraqi troops have either
withdrawn or dispersed from the northern Iraqi town of Irbil.. and that the
objectives of the strikes have hindered Saddam Hussein's military capacity.
HE IS WORSE OFF THAN HE WAS BEFORE... APPROPRIATE MEASURED RESPONSE.
The U.S. however, is feeling repercussions from two days of us
cruise missile attacks. The President said recent reports of air raid sirens
and loud explosions in and around Baghadad are not a product of actions taken
by the U.S.
But there have been two confrontations.
A U.S. F-16 took out
a radar station in the new southern no-fly zone.. after it locked on to the
jet and Defense Secretary William Perry, appearing with his British
counterpart, said two Iraqi fighters flew close to the southern no fly
zone...but turned back before entering.
DEFENSE SECRETARY WILLIAM PERRY: THESE ACTIONS PLUS THE CRUISE MISSILE STRIKES
DEMONSTRATE WE WILL TAKE WHATEVER ACTIONS NECESSARY TO ENFORCE THE NO-FLY
On Capitol hill lawmakers prepared a joint resolution supporting
the president's actions but there are concerns about administration
SEN TRENT LOTT/MAJORITY LEADER:
WHAT IS THE IMPACT, WHAT IS THE GOAL BEYOND WHAT JUST OCCURED, WHAT IS
OUR POLICY ON THAT NORTHERN PART OF IRAQ
And the house speaker questioned the lack of allied support.
REP. NEWT GINGRICH/SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE:
THE CONTRAST BETWEEN DESERT STORM AND THE CURRENT LEVEL OF SUPPORT IS CONCERN
But President Clinton says the coalition formed after desert storm dead was
meant to protect allies protecting the no fly zone as well.
Regina Blakely, CBS News, Washington.))
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Straight ahead--on NEWS-7 at FIVE--
In Roanoke city, rental inspections could be coming to a home near you...
On Health Check, your family practice doctor just might be getting a bad
wrap by some specialist...plus, for the first time in a decade, doctors
paychecks are getting smaller.
In tonight's two minute ticker....some suprising news from Virginia Tech
All these stories coming up-- don't go away.
President Clinton's former business partner is refusing to testify before a
Whitewater Grand Jury.
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Now the judge is warning Susan McDougal she'll go to jail if she doesn't
answer questions by Monday.
The jury is looking into the Clinton's Whitewater Land Dealings.
Earlier this year McDougal was convicted of fraud and sentenced to two years
Virginia's Attorney General has chosen church arson and vandalism as major
targets of his tenure.
Jim Gilmore today unveiled a tough, nine-point legislative package at a
summit prompted by church arsons.
Virginia's had two arsons at black churches this year-- both in the Richmond
One made it on the FBI list, but authorities believed another was NOT
Gilmore's proposals include a penalty of up to life in prison for being
armed with a deadly weapon when breaking into a church with the intent to
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The city of Roanoke launched its rental inspection program today, with the
news that Old Southwest will be its first target.
Beginning this month, the city will inspect rental units on a stretch of
Elm Avenue between Jefferson Street and the Wasena bridge.
Officials hope to begin inspections on Orange Avenue, Northwest in
December... then along Bullit and Jamison Avenues Southeast early next year.
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((DAN POLLOCK/HOUSING DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR: THEY EACH HAVE HIGH
CONCENTRATIONS OF RENTAL PROPERTY. EACH OF THEM HAVE SOME PRETTY GOOD STRENGTHS
TO BUILD ON. THERE'S WELL MAINTAINED PROPERTY ON THOSE STREETS, BUT THERE ARE
SOME GOOD TARGETS, TOO.))
SUPER=01-Dan Pollock/Housing Development Coordinator;
OUT Q=good targets, too.
The city can require an inspection only when a unit becomes vacant, but
officials hope the new program will encourage landlords to schedule voluntary
The city will hold a community workshop on the new requirements, September
12th at Highland Park Elementary School.
Greenvale School has weathered the years, and now it's relying on the
community's appetite for some new wheels.
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Kids at Greenvale school know that soup is good food, but they also know
something else about soup.
If the students collect a bunch of Campbell's Soup labels, they get a brand
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One man who knows a lot about soup, Patrick Evans is here to fill us in.
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Don't go away, we begin our expanded coverage of Girls' basketball with
Hometown Hoops Weekly.
It's typical for new parents to worry if their baby is developing on track.
On Health Check, a psychologist explains what to look for in terms of
social and cognitive development.
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A combination of chemotherapy and radiation can help some lung cancer
patients live longer.
A study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute reports patients who
received both chemotherapy and radiation lived about four months longer than
those who did not undergo both treatments.
These findings apply to lung cancers classified as non-small-cell.
170-thousand lungs cancers are diagnosed every year.
The American Heart Association has just released the first real guidelines
for which stroke patients should or should not be treated with the clot busting
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OUT Q=serious conditions.
(( Many strokes result when blood can't get to a portion of the brain
because of a clogged arterty.
According to the new guidelines, TPA works best when given within three
hours of the onset of stroke symptoms.
But before treatment is given, patients should be evaluated by a
neurologist and have a C-T- scan to confirm the actual brain attack.
Patients who should not receive T-P-A include those with heart disease
who take blood thinners, and patients whose brains already show damage from the
80-percent of strokes are of the type that might benefit from T-P-A.
You might love your family physicians, but according to a Harvard Medical
School survey, primary care physicians get the cold shoulder from their more
Less than half felt that a generalist-- those in internal medicine
pediatrics, or family practice, could provide care for serious conditions.))
Surprisinly one quarter of residents, students and faculty responding, also
felt that less serious medical problems are best treated by specialists.
The study suggests this is a form of professional prejudice that will be
difficult to undo.
Managed care is taking a bite out of physician's salaries.
For the first time in more than a decade doctors' pay has dropped-- -and
it's specialists that are the ones hardest hit.
Doctors' incomes fell an average of 4 percent between 1993 and 1994--
while salaries for specialists dropped about 5 percent.
Despite this-- doctors are still among the highest paid workers in the
The report says the average pay was 187-thousand dollars.
It's a common concern for new parents-- worrying about how their baby is
Although most parents know how to judge MOTOR skills-- they don't always
know what to look for when it comes to social and cognitive development.
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((DR. AUBYN STAHMER/PSYCHOLOGIST: ONE KID'S GOING TO TALK AT NINE MONTHS
ANOTHER NOT UNTIL 15 MONTHS SO IT'S DIFFICULT TO SAY WHEN TO WORRY. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Aubyn Stahmer/Psychologist; :
OUT Q=when to worry.
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Experts in developmental evaluation use play to diagnose developmental
Then they train parents to spot problems and correct them.
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((THERE'S A WIDE RANGE OF WHAT'S RIGHT AND WHAT'S NOT, BUT IF YOU HAVE A
WHOLE BUNCH OF THINGS ADDING UP, IF YOUR CHILD IS NOT ENGAGING WITH YOU
SOCIALLY LIKE YOU WOULD EXPECT, THEN THAT'S GOING TO BE A DIFFICULTY. ))
OUT Q=a difficulty.
So the advice for parents-- if you suspect something is wrong with your
child, push it with your pediatrician.
The earlier you catch a problem, the better the chances are of getting
A major announcement is scheduled for tomorrow at Virginia Tech.
Mike Stevens says it has to do with its basketball program -- here he is
with tonight's Ticker.
Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the midweek ticker that is loaded
down with Hoop news tonight.
We begin at Virginia Tech where the Hokies have called an 11 o'clock news
conference tomorrow morning for what officials call a major announcement.
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News 7 Sports has learned that it is indeed that.
Head basketball coach Bill Foster will announce he's stepping down after the
The popular head coach turned 60 on April Fools Day this year, and some of
his peers in the coaching ranks believe he's been thinking about retirement for
the past several months.
I'll have more on this tonight at six.
In other basketball news, we begin a new segment of Hometown Hoops Weekly
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Each Wednesday night on News 7 at five and 11 Steve Mason will take down the
lane with a wrapup of Girl's high school hoops.
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More sports coming your way at six, have a safe night.
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You'll never hear the words "Order Up" in one Seattle Restaurant.
That's because the workers are all deaf.
So is the owner and chef Danny Delcomb.
He's also partially blind but that didn't stop him from learning how to
He was turned down for several jobs.
So he opened his own place- The Ragin Cajun.
((DANNY DELCAMBRE/CAJUN CHEF: I TRY TO LET PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES KNOW TO
INFORM THEM YOU CAN DO ANYTHING YOU CAN SET UP YOUR OWN BUSINESS OR RESTAURANT.
IT COULD BE ANYTHING.))
((TARA MILLER/WAITRESS: I CAN... WHAT'S NEW. WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING. TALK
ABOUT OUR WEEK. TALK ABOUT EVERYTHING. WHEN IT'S ALL HEARING PEOPLE AROUND IT'S
KIND OF BORING AND QUIET.))
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SUPER=01-Tara Miller/Waitress; :10
OUT Q=BORING AND QUIET.
Customers have no problem ordering- and business is booming.
The President even ordered take out during his visit.
(toss to ROBIN)
(ROBIN tosses to Jean)
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