News 7 at Five is next-
The U-S gets the green light to send more Troops to Kuwait.
Roanoke police are looking for three men who terrorized a family-
And a local couple wins it big in the lottery.
The western highlands remain under a flash flood watch tonight. Showers and
thunderstorms will continue until tomorrow morning.
A new study offers significant praise for coronary bypass surgery... in
terms of a patient's total welfare, physical and mental.
Plus, a Roanoke counselor has some advice for the sandwich generation...
those caring for their parents, and their children.
The United States gets the go ahead to station more troops in Kuwait.
GRAPHIC=NEWS-7 AT FIVE
Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
The approval came today from Kuwait-
SUPER=03-Kuwait City, Kuwait
The nation has agreed to allow additional U-S troops on its soil.
((SHEIK SAUD NASSER AL-SAUD AL-SABAH/THERE WAS A UNANIMOUS DECISION BY US ALL
TO ACCEPT AND AGREE TO ALL ARRANGEMENTS THAT WERE DISCUSSED BY SECRETARY PERRY
WITH HIS HIGHEST EMIR.))
SUPER=01-Nasser al-Saud al-Sabah/Kuwaiti Information Minister;
OUT Q=his highest Emir."
SUPER=03-Fort Hood, TX/Yesterday;
Friday the Clinton Administration ordered five thousand Army troops to the
Persian Gulf- in preparation for possible attack against Iraq.
But today Clinton says the buildup does not mean the U-S is itching for a
fight with Saddam Hussein.
He says the U-S simply wants to keep an eye on the Iraqi leader.
A report on the Truck Bombing in Saudi Arabia now says lax security
contributed to the casualties.
SUPER=03-Saudi Arabia/June 25;
It says the Pentagon failed to set security standards and says military
leadership also shares the blame for security failures.
The report points to a key commander saying he did not heed warnings about
((WAYNE DOWNING/RETIRED ARMY GENERAL: INTELLIGENCE DID PROVIDE WARNING OF
TERRORIST THREAT TO U.S. FORCES IN SAUDI ARABIA. AS A RESULT THOSE RESPONSIBLE
FOR FORCE PROTECTION HAD BOTH THE TIME AND MOTIVATION TO REDUCE
VULNERABILITIES. HOWEVER IT WAS NOT ENOUGH.))
SUPER=01-Wayne Downing/Retired Army General;
OUT Q=WAS NOT ENOUGH."
Nineteen American airmen died when a truck bomb exploded near an apartment
It's almost official.
Congressman L-F Payne has given his blessing to an exploratory committee
that wants him to run for the Democratic nomination for Lieutenant Governor in
Payne is already trying to position himself closer to the middle than the
George Allen administration.
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IN Q=I think
((I THINK VERY MUCH LIKE WHAT WE SAW IN THE CONGRESS OF NEWT GINGRICH, THIS
ADMINISTRATION SEEMED TO MOVE INTO THE EXTREME AND INTO THE FRINGE AND WAS
UNABLE THEN TO ACCOMPLISH THE KINDS OF THINGS THAT MIGHT BE ACCOMPLISHED. I
SAID IN MY REMARKS AND I SINCERELY BELIEVE THIS, THAT THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA
WANT STRAIGHT-FORWARD, COMMON-SENSE SOLUTIONS TO THEIR PROBLEMS. THEY DON'T
WANT NECESSARILY THE DEMOCRATIC SOLUTION OR THE REPUBLICAN SOLUTION.))
OUT Q=Republican solution.
Payne is the only ANNOUNCED candidate to back up Don Beyer in his bid for
As part of the new statewide focus, Payne says he may be ready to compromise
on the Lake Gaston pipeline.
The nation's largest police organization is endorsing Bill Clinton-
The Fraternal Order of Police gave him its backing today.
((I AM VERY PROUD TO HAVE THE ENDORSEMENT OF THE ORGANIZATION THAT REPRESENTS
270 THOUSAND RANK AND FILE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS WHO PUT THEIR LIVES ON THE
LINE EVERYDAY FOR THE REST OF US.))
OUT Q=THE REST OF US."
But Bob Dole says Clinton's not tough enough on crime-
((BOB DOLE/R- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I BELIEVE AMERICANS CAN ONCE AGAIN HAVE
SAFE STREETS AND QUIET NEIGHBORHOODS AND SCHOOLS WHERE STUDENTS STUDY IN FEAR
OF NOTHING MORE THAN A POP QUIZ.))
SUPER=01-Bob Dole/(R) Presidential Candidate;
OUT Q=THAN A POP QUIZ."
Dole says he'll use the Presidency to tell young people drugs are deadly.
Roanoke Police are looking for three men who stormed an apartment with hand
guns and terrorized a family.
It happened around 10:30 last night
in the 2000 block of Indian Village Lane.
Police say the men entered the apartment where 25-year old Carolyn Andrews
and her children live, looking for money and drugs.
The men interrogated Andrews and her friend-- and bound their wrists and
ankles with duct tape.
The men then went next door and interrogated another woman and fired a shot
into the floor.
After finding NOTHING, the men fled the complex.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Straight ahead--on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- Botetourt County is known for bringing
big businesses to the area, now the county is courting current operations.
Plus the latest millionaires thanks to the Virginia Lottery are from
Pulaski County. We'll hear from them.
On Health Check, a new study that a baby's birth weight may be a clue to
several conditions in later life...
The O-J Simpson civil trial begins tomrorrow and it won't be televised.
When we come back, we'll tell you about the only place to catch up on the
proceedings. Stick around.
Botetourt County has seen a significant amount of growth in the past year
mainly from new industries moving to the area.
But now county officials are turning their attention on existing companies.
A few months ago, the Business Services Initiative was started.
Every week, representatives from the county visit EXISTING industries to
find out the goals and needs of the individual companies.
IN Q=What it
((JERRY BURGESS/BOTETOURT COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR: WHAT IT IS TO US IS BASICALLY
THE SAME THING WE DO WHEN WE TRY TO ATTRACT INDUSTRY. EXCEPT HERE WE'RE TRYING
TO MAKE SURE WE DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO RETAIN AND EXPAND THE INDUSTRY WE
ALREADY HAVE. ))
((RICK POPLSTEIN/VFP PRESIDENT: THEY'VE ALWAYS BEEN PRO- ACTIVE AND MAKING SURE
THEY MEET ALL OF OUR NEEDS. EMPLOYMENT, EXPANSION-- WHATEVER IT MAY BE. SO THIS
IS JUST A CONTINUATION OF THEIR FINE HOSPITALITY. ))
SUPER=01-Jerry Burgess/Botetourt Co. Administrator; :00
SUPER=01-Rick Poplstein/VFP President; :13
County officials say the program will in no way hamper efforts in attracting
new businesses to the area.
In fact, they hope it will serve as another draw in recruiting companies to
A lawsuit filed against the Pittsylvania County Department of Social
Services- for the use of illegal subpoenas is dismissed.
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./Nov. 1995;
The lawsuit was dropped this month by home school advocates-- Daniel and
The couple sued the agency and a social worker after an illegal subpoena was
used in an attempt to question their children regarding child abuse
The agency's director held a morning news conference to tell his side of the
Gerald Todt (TOTE) says his department did not do anything wrong.
IN Q=All we do
((GERALD TODT/PITTSYLVANIA CO. DEPT. OF SOCIAL SERVICES DIR.:ALL WE DO IS WHAT
THE COURT SYSTEM TELLS US TO DO. WE GO UP LIKE ANY CITIZEN TO APPLY FOR A
SUBPOENA. IF IT'S LEGAL OR NOT, THAT'S NOT MY RESPONSIBILITY, THAT'S THE COURT
SYSTEM'S RESPONSIBILITY. HAD I KNOWN THEY WEREN'T LEGAL, I WOULDN'T NEVER HAVE
TAKEN THAT ROUTE. ))
SUPER=01-Gerald Todt/Pittsylvania Co. Dept. of Social Services Dir.; :00
OUT Q=that route.
The Cardwell's got a three thousand dollar settlement from the Sheriff's
Department and personnel with the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.
The O-J Simpson civil trial starts tomorrow...
This time around there won't be any T-V or radio coverage of the trial--but
there will be internet coverage.
A small North Carolina firm is making entire transcripts of the day's
proceedings available on the World Wide Web.
The company says the transcripts should be available a couple of hours after
court adjourns each day-- for a fee.
Simpson's trial begins tomorrow in a civil suit alleging wrongful death.
The suit was filed by the estate of Nicole Brown Simpson and the family of
First it took over an old film drop-off booth, now its expanding, so to
speak, in an even smaller space.
((PATRICK EVANS: COMING UP NEXT ON NEWS 7 AT FIVE WE'LL TELL YOU ABOUT ONE
LOCAL COFFEE SHOP THAT HAS TURNED SMALL SPACES INTO BIG BUSINESS, THAT COMING
UP RIGHT AFTER THIS BREAK. ))
OUT Q=after this break.
stocks bump next
On a day like this, a good cup of hot coffee would hit the spot, and there
will soon be more places you can go to get that cup.
Patrick Evans has the story on one local coffee shop that thrives on small
IN Q=Today we're at...
SUPER=21-Patrick Evans; :00
SUPER=01-Bob Buckley/Java the Hut; :23
OUT Q=News 7 at Five.
SUPER=330-Periods Of Rain/Wind:S-10mph/58-60/Morning Clouds/Then
SUPER=331-Scattered Showers/Tapering Off/60-63/Becoming Partly/Cloudy
SUPER=332-Locally Heavy/Showers/58-60/Chance Of Rain/Gusty NW Wind/68-70;
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health music under
Still to come, we'll take you to U-V-A media day after the Hoos big win this
weekend against ACC rival Maryland.
Plus, wellness programs are getting high marks, for saving some companies
Health education and screening for employees DOES cut down on insurance
premiums and out of pocket medical costs.
health bump next
The surgical success rate for coronary bypass surgery is extremely good-
most patients survive and do extremely well.
But beyond survival rates what about less tangible benefits from the
A study from the National Institutes of Health finds that it can
dramatically improve a person's quality of life, even if you're over age 75.
IN Q=They know that
((DR. JEFFREY GOLD/MONTEFIORE MEDICAL CENTER: THEY KNOW THAT THEY'RE CAPABLE OF
GOING OUT AND ENJOYING A SOCIAL LIFE. THEY KNOW THAT THEY ARE CAPABLE OF BEING
WITH THEIR FRIENDS, THEY KNOW THAT THEY CAN BE ALONE FOR INSTANCE
AND NOT HAVE FEAR THAT THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE CHEST PAIN OR OTHER CARDIAC
SUPER=01-Dr. Jeffrey Gold/Montefiore Medical Center; :
Doctors say since it's clear coronary bypass surgery can help even those in
their 90's, and the benefits are so great, and the risks so low....don't put it
off until you're in desperate shape.
A new study finds that high blood pressure and other health problems might
be foreshadowed by birth weight.
In a study from the journal "Circulation," babies who weigh less than five
and a-half pounds are more likely than normal-weight babies to have high blood
pressure when they grow up.
Babies who weigh more than ten pounds at birth were found to be prone to
The leading cause of death is changing....drastically within the next 25
Primary care physicians may sometimes miss the mark-- a word of warning
about H-M-O's....and wellness programs....those are some of our topics today on
IN Q= Infectious diseases
OUT Q=prenatal care.
Infectious diseases are the leading causes of death and disability today.
But, according to a study by the World Health Organization the top causes
of death will change dramatically by the year 2020.
Even in developing countries, heart disease will become the number one
killer just as it is today in richer nations.
The organization also says poorer nations have longer life
expectancies--depression will become the second leading killer---followed by
H-M-O's often make patients see a primary care doctor first who then must
decide if the patient needs to see a specialist.
But researchers at the University of California at San Francisco say this
could be a dangerous practice for patients who might have skin cancer.
Primary care doctors failed 50 percent of the time to diagnose skin cancer
correctly compared to 17 percent failure rate for dermatologists.
The authors of the study say primary care doctors are often not adequately
trained to diagnose skin cancer.
One way companies can save money is by offering programs that teach
healthy lifestyles to their employees.
According to a new study by the employee benefit research institute,
programs aimed at reducing the need for costly health care have been partly
responsible for slowing down increases in insurance premiums and out of
pocket medical costs in the u.s.
Wellness programs typically include health screenings, programs to lose
weight or to quit smoking, and pre-natal care.))
These days many people are faced with the double whammy of caring for their
children AND watching after their parents.
A Roanoke caregiving counselor has some tips on how to better deal with a
situation that can be rewarding, but also stressful and time consuming.
IN Q=I think
((LOUISE CHAGNON/ADULTS PLUS COUNSELOR: I THINK IT'S HELPFUL IF PEOPLE CAN
LOOK AT THIS AS NOT A PROBLEM, BUT IT'S ONE OF THE NATURAL THINGS THAT HAPPENS
IN LIFE. IT'S A CHALLENGE, JUST LIKE HAVING A FAMILY, STARTING A FAMILY,
GETTING MARRIED. THESE ARE ALL TRANSITIONS THAT THOUGH THEY'RE DIFFICULT IN
THAT THEY'RE POSITIVE, ARE MORE POSITIVE TRANSITIONS, THEY'RE STILL STRESSFUL
BECAUSE THEY REPRESENT CHANGES.))
SUPER=01-Louise Chagnon/Adults Plus Counselor;
OUT Q=represent changes.
Louise Chagnon (SHAG-nin) of Adults Plus suggests looking at the change as
an opportunity to redefine the relationship you have with your parents.
Chagnon hosted a program on the topic at a luncheon sponsored by the Y-W-C-A
of the Roanoke Valley.
The Virginia Cavaliers hope to continue on a winning note--
Today the team spoke to reporters-- here's Mike Stevens with tonight's
The Virginia cavaliers have now turned their focus to this weekend's match
up with Wake Forest.
This past weekend against Maryland, a strong defensive performance came to
the rescue of a struggling offensive attack. Steve Mason has Monday's media
notes from Charlottesville.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Head Football Coach; :22
SUPER=01-Ronde Barber/UVa Defensive Back; :34
OUT Q=...News 7 sports"
Week three in the NFL comes to a close tonight as the Steelers battle the
Bills in Pittsburgh.
Last night the Redskins improved their record to 2-and-1
SUPER=03-E. Rutherford, NJ/FOX; :00
on the season with a 31-to-10 win over the Giants.
A strong running game, a trick play, and another impressive defensive effort
combined to give Washington its second straight win and drop the Giants to
0-and-3 on the year.
((DAN REEVES/GIANTS HEAD COACH:))
((DAVE BROWN/GIANTS QUARTERBACK:))
SUPER=01-Dan Reeves/Giants Head Coach; :00
SUPER=01-Dave Brown/Giants Quarterback; :06
OUT Q=...TO DO IT."
Coming up at six, we'll hear from Redskins coach Norv Turner, plus Green
Bay's Antonio Freeman the former Tech star talks about the Packers hot start.
Plus, for those of you keeping an eye on the pennant races the Orioles make
up game with the Brewers was rained out again today.
Mush more at six tonight. See you then everybody.
take a break
A retired Pulaski County couple has something to smile about.
They became six million dollars richer this weekend, thanks to the Virginia
Warren and Dorothy Collins will receive 200-thousand dollars each year for
the next 20- years.
Dorothy Collins says she didn't plan on buying a ticket until the last
minute, and she let the computer pick her numbers.
IN Q=I went over
((DOROTHY COLLINS/LOTTERY WINNER: I WENT TO THE SHOP-EZ TO GET SOME GET JAR
LIDS AND A CAN OF A FEW TOMATOES. WROTE ME A CHECK TO PAY FOR THAT AND I SAID
JUST GIVE ME A LOTTERY TICKET WHILE I'M HERE. AND THAT WAS IT.))
SUPER=01-Dorothy Collins/Lottery Winner;
OUT Q=that was it.
Warren and Dorothy say the money will come in handy since they are retired.
Plus Dorothy was recently hospitalized with pneumonia and the money will pay
her medical expenses.
(toss to ROBIN)
(ROBIN tosses to Jean)
Coming up at Six, fun with photos in the Governor's office.
DOUBLE BOXES JEAN/Keith
Here's Keith Humphry with the dirt.
Jean, not much gets by our sharp- eyed Richmond newsroom --
and the Allen administration is clearly NOT immune.
IN Q=There's no
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: THERE'S NO DOUBT ABOUT IT, I AGREE WITH YOU, IT IS
CLEARLY AND LITERALLY A WHITEWATER ISSUE.))
OUT Q=whitewater issue.
It's the scandal of the hour -- and we've got it.
DOUBLE BOXES KEITH/JEAN
That's coming up in just one half hour on NEWS 7 at SIX.
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Plus Connie Stevens will be back with the region's first local primetime
newscast, NEWS-7 Primetime tonight at 10 on WEFC.
That's it for NEWS-7 at FIVE-- thanks for watching goodnight.