News 7 at Five is next-
A fatal accident leaves one area school in shock tonight- dealing with the
death of a student.
Change is on the way for Leggett.
And is it really September- We'll show you how winter's coming early in some
The cold front did the trick last night and brought in a fresh batch of air.
The weekend looks lovely.
On Health Check, a new line of devices that jump-start stopped hearts may
soon be as commonplace as fire extinguishers.
We'll tell you about these new defibrillators the government has approved.
Plus, a report on eating disorders....and young girls.
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((THEY ARE THEIR CLASSMATES, THEY ARE THEIR FRIENDS, SO THERE'S CONCERN AND
THERE IS A LEVEL OF SOMBERNESS.))
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A fatal crash involving a school bus leaves the Bedford County school
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Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at Five, I'm Jean Jadhon.
One high school student was killed, two others injured when their car
crashed into a school bus this morning near Huddleston.
It happened around 7:30 on this stretch of Route 24, east of Body Camp.
State police say 16-year old Christy Hawkins may have been traveling too
fast when she rounded a curve and came upon a school bus that had stopped to
pick up a passenger.
Hawkins' car struck the rear of the bus.
Her front-seat passenger-- 16-year old Tracy Gwynn Arthur-- was killed
Hawkins and her brother Robbie, who was riding in the back seat, suffered
minor injuries in the crash.
All three teens were students at Staunton River High School, where
counselors today have been helping their classmates deal with the tragedy.
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((JIM PHARES/PRINCIPAL: BASICALLY WE HAD PSYCHOLOGISTS TALKING WITH KIDS
THROUGHOUT THE MORNING. PARENTS WERE CONTACTED FOR ALL THE CHILDREN ON THE BUS
WHO HAD BEEN TRAUMATIZED BY IT.))
SUPER=01-Jim Phares/Staunton River Principal; :00
OUT Q=traumatized by it.
Authorities say speed and driver in-attention contributed to the crash.
Charges are pending.
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Iraq claims it will stop shooting at U-S warplanes.
The message went out today over Iraqi T-V.
But the White House says it isn't impressed with the announcement.
((MIKE MCCURY/WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN: THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF SAID ACTIONS SPEAK
LOUDER THAN WORDS. WE'LL BE LOOKING AT ACTIONS, NOT STATEMENTS FROM BAGHDAD.))
SUPER=01-Mike McCurry/White House Spokesman;
OUT Q=not statements from Baghdad."
McCurry says Saddam Hussein must comply with UN Security Council
((HE REMAINS A THREAT TO HIS OWN PEOPLE. TO HIS NEIGHBORS AND WE HAVE ACTIVELY
WORKED TO CONTAIN HIM.))
OUT Q=WORKED TO CONTAIN HIM."
Meanwhile the U-S continues to beef up its forces in the Persian Gulf.
Stealth fighters arrived in Kuwait today-
And several American F-16 fighter jets were seen taking off from the NATO
air base in Turkey.
More victims of the T-W-A Flight 800 crash have been found.
Divers pulled two bodies from the Atlantic- bringing the total found to
SUPER=03-Off Long Island/July;
All 230 people on board were killed when the plane crashed July 17th off Long
Island, New York.
The cause of the explosion is still a mystery but FBI Investigator James
Kallstrom says he's confident the puzzle will be solved.
Hurricane Fausto is now moving over Baja, California- but it is getting
The storm's top winds have dropped to 95 miles an hour.
People have been told to leave coastal areas and take cover at shelters.
Hotel guests are waiting the storm out in meeting halls.
Meanwhile surf is crashing onto tourist beaches, flooding streets, closing
shops and driving hundreds from their homes.
toss to robin
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Straight ahead--on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- The Virginia Supreme court rules on a
state law concerning license revocation.
And Leggett department stores will soon be owned and operated out of North
A new nursing home for Roanoke City is currently under construction.
We'll have some details from the plans, on Health Check.
Patrick Evans is taking some lessons at the Southern Living Cooking
We'll see what he whipped up when NEWS-7 at FIVE returns.
The Virginia Supreme Court has upheld the state law allowing police to lift
a driver's license on the spot, if they suspect the driver's drunk.
Various judges-- including one in Roanoke County-- have said the law
amounted to double jeopardy...punishing a person twice for the same violation.
But the court found a "rational relationship" between "administrative
license suspension and the need to protect the public from intoxicated
The court also pointed out that Virginia's SEVEN-day suspension period is
shorter than most states that suspend drunk driver's licenses 90 days or more.
A teenager charged with breaking into the home of a woman who was murdered
last week has asked for a court-appointed lawyer.
17 year-old Joshua David Widener is charged with breaking and entering with
intent to commit larceny at the home of 68 year-old Jean Anderson.
The retired teacher, who taught Widener in fifth grade, was raped and
strangled to death.
23 year-old Harold David Davis is charged with capital murder.
Davis and Widener were both already on probation for previous convictions.
They're both being held now on 500 thousand dollars bond.
For several months the word in the retail sector was that Leggett Department
Stores of Danville was up for sale.
That speculation turned out to be correct.
The Belk store chain of Charlotte, North Carolina will acquire a majority of
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IN Q=The board
((KEN GASSMAN/RETAIL ANALYST-DAVENPORT & CO.: THE BOARD AT LEGGETT GOT
TOGETHER AND DECIDED THEY WANTED TO SELL THE COMPANY AND THEY RECEIVED AT LEAST
TWO OR THREE BIDS THAT WE'RE AWARE OF, THE BELK BID WAS THE MOST LOGICAL FOR
LEGGETT TO ACCEPT.))
SUPER=01-Ken Gassman/Davenport & Co. Analyst;
OUT Q=to accept.
Leggett has 36 stores and six outlet centers, most of them in Virginia.
Belk already owns 16- percent of Leggett's shares.
The Belk and Leggett families are related and started out in business
together, but they split in the 1920's.
Leggett Stores has remained characteristically tight- lipped about why it
made the deal.
If you want to brush up on your cooking skills, or want to learn some new
recipes, the Roanoke Civic Center is the place to be this weekend.
(patrick ad lib)
stocks bump next
We've already served up Indian Food and Sushi on News 7 at Five this week,
and Patrick Evans is STILL hungry.
DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Today he takes us to a cooking school sponsored by Southern Living Magazine
that travels the country educating chefs of all skills.
SUPER=01-Stacie Hughes/Program Coordinator;
SUPER=01-Cynthia Briscoe/Food & Entertaining Specialist;
DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN
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SUPER=333-Variable Cloudiness/Wind:W-Gusty/50-52/Partly Cloudy/And
SUPER=334-Cloudy Skies/Wind:NW 10mph/48-52/Mix Of Clouds/And Sun/63-66;
health music under
Stick around-- Mike has the schedule for Week Three on Friday Football
On Health Check, Denise Allen joins us with a report on eating disorders.
We'll hear how popular culture, and mass media are influencing the
problem-- especially among young girls.
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IN Q=they'll maybe run
((MIKHAELA PAYDEN-TRAVERS/ANOREXIA PATIENT: THEY'LL MAY BE RUN ONE AD ON
ANOREXIA A YEAR AND ABOUT WHAT 50 DIET ADDS YOU KNOW.))
SUPER=01-Mikhaela Payden-Travers/Anorexia Patient;
OUT Q=YOU KNOW
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Anorexia Nervosa involves the relentless pursuit to be and stay thin.
Those with the disorder deny their own hunger to control their weight.
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Denise Allen is in our newsroom with more on this devastating condition.
Connie it is devastating and even deadly.
Researchers say our society is more weight conscious and appearance than
They say as more emphasis is put on feminine beauty people are more likely
to develop eating disorders.
In most cases these people are young women.
Young men only make up five to ten percent of those suffering from eating
Doctors say research indicates these disorders are NOT genetic--they're
IN Q=For generations
SUPER=01-Joe McVoy/Psychologist; :00
SUPER=01-Mikhaela Payden-Travers/Anorexia Patient; :15
OUT Q=calories a day
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IN Q=FOR GENERATIONS
((JOE MCVOY/PSYCHOLOGIST: FOR GENERATIONS MOTHERS HAVE BEEN TAUGHT TO FEEL BAD
ABOUT THEIR BODIES. MOTHERS WHO WILL IN FRONT OF THEIR DAUGHTERS SAY "OH I
HATE MY THIGHS", "LOOK AT MY STOMACH." THEY'RE GIVING THEIR DAUGHTERS THE
MESSAGE THAT THEY'RE BODIES AREN'T OKAY.))
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((MIKHAELA PAYDEN-TRAVERS/ANOREXIA PATIENT: EVERYBODY IN SCHOOL, ALMOST ALL
THE GIRLS THINK ABOUT WHAT THEIR EATING. MOST GIRLS DON'T EAT LUNCH AT SCHOOL.
MOST OF THE GIRLS WON'T EAT LUNCH, THEY JUST DON'T WANT TO BE SEEN EATING OR IF
THEY DO THEY'LL DRINK A COKE.))
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And children are starting to diet at a younger age.
Half of fourth grade girls diet because they think they're too fat.
By the time they reach high school 90-percent are dieting for the same
And at colleges 40-percent of the female students follow diets of 800
calories or less a day.
That's a drastic cut when you consider semi-starvation is 1200 calories.
And the average woman of normal weight should consume 18 to 22-hundred
calories a day.
Doctors describe this as a cultural disease.
double boxes Connie/Denise
Connie, they say the media is selling thinness--and society is buying
question: Denise who is most typically at risk for anorexia?
Connie these young people are usually described as our best and brightest.
They're good students, athletes and school leaders.
Tonight at six in the first of our three part weekend series, you'll meet a
young woman recovering from anorexia.
And then Sunday morning at 11 Your Hometown station will air a 30 minute
documentary on the eating disorder.
Sudden cardiac arrest kills 350-thousand Americans each year.
But a portable defibrillator that's just been approved should save
thousands from sudden death.
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((DR. MYRON WEISFELDT/FORMER AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT: WITH BROAD
APPLICATION OF THIS DEVICE, I WOULD THINK THAT SURVIVAL RATE SHOULD DOUBLE. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Myron Weisfelt/Former American Heart Assoc. Pres.
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*****CONNIE AUDIO ON CART****
Conventional defibrillators are heavy, require frequent maintenance and
extensive professional training.
The new defibrillator, which is the size of a book and weighs only four
pounds, is far easier to use.
The machine evaluates the patient's condition and decides how big a charge
is needed to restart the heart.
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((STAY CLEAR OF PATIENT, PRESS THE ORANGE BUTTON NOW. SHOCK DELIVERED. ))
((MIKE SMITH/PARAMEDIC: IT'S GOING TO ALLOW US TO PUT THESE DEVICES IN THE
HANDS OF PEOPLE WHO CAN REALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE POLICE, WHO ARE ACTING AS
FIRST RESPONDERS, LAW ENFORCEMENT
SUPER=01-Mike Smith/Paramedic; :06
It's hoped the devices will be more common on the job, at sporting events
and on public transportation.
If you already know CPR, formal training on the new defibrillator can be
completed in about an hour.
Plans for the new Roanoke City Nursing Home are complete... and the first
phase of construction is underway.
The site is located off Route 220, behind Hunting Hills Plaza.
Work crews are busy clearing away trees... and leveling the land.
Construction on the nursing home is expected to be complete by next summer
and the developer promises it will be a state of the art facility.
((JIM SMITH/SMITH-PACKETT MED-COM: REALLY FEEL LIKE THE MARKET, AND WHAT IS
REALLY NEEDED IN THE AREA IS MORE OF A COMPLEX LEVEL OF CARE. ALZHEIMER'S CARE,
CARE FOR DIFFERENT LEVELS OF DIMENSIA, PLUS A SUBACUTE CARE TYPE OF SETTING. ))
SUPER=01-Jim Smith/Smith-Packett Med-Com;
OUT Q=type of setting
The city's current nursing home is actually in Botetourt County and houses
The new facility will have double the capacity.
In addition to the nursing home, Smith- Packett will build town houses,
condominiums and apartments at the same location.
The development will span 50 acres... and will become one of the area's
first 24- hour gated communities.
Let's shift gears into sports-- where qualifying was on tap in Dover
Mike Stevens has results as well as tonight's highschool football schedule.
Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the end of the work week and the
Friday Two minute sports ticker.
Let's begin with qualifying results from up in Dover, Delaware this afternoon
involving the Winston Cup cars.
SUPER=03-Dover, DE/Speed Vision; :00
Despite some of those monster clouds hanging overhead, it was an ideal day
for time trials on the Monster Mile.
Defending race champ Jeff Gordon was the favorite to win his 6th pole of the
year, but Gordon was only third fastest in the Dupont Chevy.
The quickest today was the Chevy driven by Bobby Labonte.
Joe Gibbs' driver went out early and set a new qualifying record at the track
with a lap at 155 point 086 miles an hour.
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((BOBBY LABONTE/MBNA 500 POLE WINNER:))
SUPER=01-Bobby Labonte/MBNA 500 Pole Winner; :00
OUT Q=...A LOT OF FUN."
Rick Mast also had a lot of fun!
Two days after raising a lot of money for the Rockbridge Area Free Clinic with
his celebrity golf tournament, Rick set himself up for a big payday on Sunday
by qualifying the Hooters Ford on the outside of the front row.
Now let's take a ride with Rick and check out positions 1-through 25.
wipe to boards
SUPER=0107-1. Bobby Labonte/155.086/2. Rick Mast//3. Jeff Gordon//4. Terry
Labonte//5. Geoff Bodine;
SUPER=0107-6. Rusty Wallace//7. Dick Trickle//8. Mark Martin//9. Dale
Jarrett//10. John Andretti;
SUPER=0107-11. Hut Stricklin//12. Ken Schrader//13. Morgan Shepherd//14. Ricky
Rudd//15. Derrike Cope;
SUPER=0107-16. Mike Skinner//17. Ted Musgrave//18. Kenny Wallace//19. Ernie
Irvan//20. Dale Earnhardt;
SUPER=0107-21. Lake Speed//22. Ricky Craven//23. Michael Waltrip//24. Kyle
Petty//25. Wally Dallenbach;
Not only do we not have a hurricane tonight, we don't even have hit weather.
A nip is in the air and out Friday Football Extra crews are on the road
heading to these games.
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OUT Q=...LOGO COME FULL.
Hope to see you tonight at 11:35 for the Friday the 13th edition of Friday
Have a great weekend.
take a break
Many of us did not use two dollar bills much when they were printed
Now at the request of the Federal Reserve, the Treasury's printed more than
100 million two dollar bills- because of low supplies.
The bill which has never won wide popularity, was last printed in 1979 as a
part of the 1976 bicentennial series.
The two dollar bill features a detailed engraving of the signing of the
Declaration of Independence on the back and Thomas Jefferson's portrait on the
It has been a part of U-S currency since 1776.
Finally tonight, that dreaded four letter word is back-- SNOW.
In the Swiss Alps they got an early dose of winter overnight.
Several parts of Austria, particularly the western alpine regions woke up to
close to six inches of snow.
Several roads had to be closed temporarily because of the danger of
Cattle had to be driven down to the valley which made the traffic situation
on many roads even more difficult.
(toss to ROBIN)
(ROBIN tosses to Jean)
Courting the future and the past-- that was the kind of day it was for
John and Mark Warner as they campaign for U-S Senate.
DOUBLE BOXES JEAN/Keith
Here's Keith Humphry to take us on the campaign trail.
Jean, the battle of Warner versus Warner is in high gear...
today, Democrat Mark Warner was on the campus of Virginia Tech hoping to sway
voters at a student government forum--saying he wants to preserve student
While his opponent Senator John Warner was in Norfolk campaigning with
former President George Bush...at a wreath-laying ceremony at MacArthur Square.
DOUBLE BOXES KEITH/JEAN
We'll have more on the Warners' swing through the state today in 30-minutes
on NEWS-7 at SIX.
at 10 on WEFC. Have a nice weekend. Goodnight.
Plus the region's first local primetime newscast, NEWS-7 Primetime tonight