(( HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL SEE TONIGHT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME...IT'S CONTROVERSIAL,
AND IT'S COMING TO ROANOKE-- THIS TIME THE REAL HOOTERS IS SETTING UP SHOP IN
THE STAR CITY.
NEW MOMS WON'T BE FORCED OUT OF THE HOSPITAL AS EARLY--COMPLIMENTS OF
CONGRESS AND YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY. ))
OUT Q=insurance company.
TOP STORY GRAPHIC 11004
And the Top Story this Thursday night September 19th...
President Clinton has lost an abortion veto fight in the House.
But still, he may prevail in the Senate.
Good Evening. This is News 7 PRIMETIME on WEFC.
I'm Connie Stevens.
The debate today was over late-term PARTIAL-BIRTH abortions--
SUPER=03-Washington DC; :
The House tally was 285 to 137-- after some emotional debate.
IN Q=Those scissors
((REP. HENRY HYDE/R-ILLINOIS: THOSE SCISSORS AND THE SUCTION MACHINE ARE
WORSE THAN ANY AK-47. YOU MIGHT MISS WITH AN AK-47. THE DOCTOR NEVER MISSES.
WITH HIS ASSAULT WEAPON.))
SUPER=01-Rep. Henry Hyde/(R) Illinois;
OUT Q=his assault weapon.
Opponents say late-term abortions are being performed mainly for
convenience, NOT medical need.
But Clinton's supporters say the government shouldn't take away a
doctor's ability to help women carrying a fetus with severe defects.
IN Q=If you really
((REP. PAT SCHROEDER/D-COLORADO: IF YOU REALLY THOUGHT THIS WAS GOING ON, THIS
WAS AN EPIDEMIC, WOMEN ARE LOSING THEIR MINDS AND RUNNING IN LATE-TERM, IF YOU
THOUGHT THAT YOU SHOULD HAVE DONE IT RIGHT AWAY.
IF YOU THOUGHT THIS WAS SO GRIZZLY AND HORRIBLE, THAT'S WHEN YOU SHOULD HAVE
DONE IT..BUT OH NO, WE DECIDED TO WAIT TILL ELECTION EVE-- WHERE WE COULD LET
IT BUBBLE AND BURN AND ALL THIS STUFF.))
SUPER=01-Rep. Pat Schroeder/(D) Colorado;
OUT Q=all this stuff.
It's the first bill banning a specific type of abortion since it was
legalized in 1973.
More movement on the health insurance reform front...
Republicans and Democrats in Washington have agreed that new mothers
should have more time in the hospital... and the mentally ill should not be
discriminated against when it comes to coverage.
Regina Blakely has more.
IN Q=With a recent
SUPER=01-Rep. Bill Thomas/(R) California; :43
SUPER=01-Regina Blakely/Reporting; :52
SUPER=01-Sen. Pete Domenici/(R) New Mexico; 1:18
OUT Q=RB, CBS News, Washington.
With a recent government study showing some new mothers are
forced to leave the hospital as little as 12 hours or less after giving
birth, and pediatricians growing concerns that shorter stays could
translate into potential health problems. Congress has stepped in to say -
On January 1, 1998 insurance companies will be required to pay
for at least a 48 hour stay for vaginal delivery births, up to 96 hours for
c-sections, and while the mother and doctor can decide to leave earlier,
health plans will be prohibited from offering doctors any incentive for early
The 48 hour provision is something President Clinton and the first
lady have advocated, as well as many republicans on Capitol Hill.
REP. BILL THOMAS/R-CA:NO INSURANCE COMPANY CAN WRITE A POLICY TO FORCE A
PATIENT TO LEAVE THE HOSPITAL AGAINST THEIR WILL.
Also going into effect the first of 1998, an agreement meant to reduce
discrimination in insurance coverage for mental illness.
While health plans will not be required to cover mental health,
if they do the benefits cannot be more restrictive than physical benefits,
lifetime and annual limits can no longer be separate, although
co-payments and deductibles can, businesses with 50 or fewer employees are
SEN. PETE DOMENICI/R-NM:
WHAT THEY CAN NO LONGER DO IS COVER THE MENTALLY ILL AND SAY YOU HAVE A SMALL
LIFETIME MENTAL AGGREGATE PAYMENT.. HAVE A BIGGER ONE.
The insurance industry argues the new mother and mental health
provisions will be expensive and are nothing more than government mandates. The
legislation does contain a clause requiring that costs be monitored, but both
enjoy widespread support on Capitol Hill, and lawmakers are willing to take the
risk to see if they work.
RB, CBS News, Washington.))
A record dollar-figure of child support was paid to Virginia children this
But that's NOT slowing down Virginia social services.
Not when about 50- percent of all parents who owe support have chronic
problems paying it.
NAT SOT!!! 01:02:45
((PLEASE CALL...WE WILL CATCH YOU.))
((CLARENCE CARTER/VA. SOCIAL SERVICES: I KNOW THAT THIS MAY SEEM--THIS MAY
LEAVE A CHILLING EFFECT ON THE PARTS OF SOME FOLKS. BUT WE THINK THIS IS A
CHILLING ISSUE. I MEAN THE FACT THAT THERE'S 800 MILLION DOLLARS THAT NOT IN
THE HANDS OF VIRGINIA CHILDREN FOR US IS A TROUBLING SITUATION. AND SO WE
THINK THAT WE'VE STEPPED UP OUR EFFORTS, AND THAT'S WHY WE HAVE RECORD
COLLECTIONS THIS YEAR.))
SUPER=01-Clarence Carter/Va. Social Services Commissioner; :09
OUT Q=this year.
State officials are also proud they've used new laws to establish paternity
for more than 25- thousand Virginia children this year.
((KIMBERLY HALL-DEANS: THEY'VE BEEN ABLE TO LOCATE HIM. AND WITH THE NEW BILLS
AND STUFF PASSED, WITH HIS PROFESSIONAL WORK LICENSE AND HIS DRIVER'S LICENSE.
THAT MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR HIM TO START PAYING HIS CHILD SUPPORT.))
SUPER=01-Kimberly Hall-Deans/Richmond Mother;
OUT Q=his child support.
The latest innovation-- the 10 most wanted deadbeats on the Internet.
In other news-- the restaurant known for its scantily clad waitresses will
be opening in Roanoke.
Hooters is renovating the former Valley View Pancake House on Williamson
It's expected to open sometime in November.
There was controversy surrounding Hooters in 1993.
That's when the now "Girls, Girls, Girls" business first opened calling
itself "Hooters of Virginia."
A federal judge ordered it to change its name.
A partner in the Hooters franchise says it will have a Florida theme with
fresh seafood and oldies music.
The staff claims it'll have the best chicken wings in the world and the
internationally-famed Hooters girls.
The new restaurant is expected to hire at least 70 people locally.
Coming up right after this break on NEWS-7 Primetime-- Point of Honor.
It's one of the big attractions in central Virginia, but getting there is
half the battle. Steve Smallshaw explains when we come back.
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It may be a little easier for L-F Payne to secure the democratic nomination
for Lieutenant Governor in 1997.
Former Virginia education secretary Jim Dyke says he won't campaign for the
state's number two position.
Dyke says his decision has nothing to do with Payne's widespread support in
the Democratic party.
Earlier this week, the Fifth District congressman confirmed he wants to run
for Lieutenant Governor.
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal
The Governor's Commission on Environmental Stewardship has come under
scrutiny in recent months.
Critics charge it is solely political, but committee members say they're
tackling serious environmental issues.
This morning members conducted a meeting at the Salem Civic Center.
Topics included pollution prevention and enforcement of certain laws.
Later in the day, the group traveled to Rocky Mount, where they toured the
Ronile (ROH-nile) plant.
Ronile puts color on yarn and carpet... and it recently was recognized for
its dye recycling efforts.
Commission members hope trips like these will convince detractors that their
committee is for real.
IN Q=Every group
((JOHN PAUL WOODLEY/GOVERNOR'S COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP: EVERY
GROUP OF INTEREST TO THE ENVIRONMENT IS REPRESENTED IN SOME WAY ON THE
COMMISSION. THIS IS A VERY SERIOUS, BIPARTISAN EFFORT TO MAKE SERIOUS
RECOMMENDATIONS THAT THE ATTORNEY GENERAL CAN PRESENT TO THE GOVERNOR. ))
SUPER=01-John Paul Woodley/G.C.E.S.
OUT Q=the governor
One of the Roanoke Valley's most modern, state- of- the- art manufacturing
facilities is up and running.
Arkay Packaging held an open house at its 10- million- dollar plant in the
East Park Commerce Center in Botetourt County.
The company assembles cardboard packaging for cosmetics and computer
Its client list includes Estee Lauder, Clairol, and America Online.
The plant employs 73 people--
Arkay Packaging is headquartered in New York.
ICE-TEA-- also known as the Intermodal Surface Transportation Enhancement
Act-- helps improve access to America's historic and recreational sites.
Lynchburg is taking advantage of it-- and Steve Smallshaw fills us in.
IN Q=Over the past
SUPER=01-Tom Ledford/Museum Director; :11
OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.
(( Over the past twenty years, Point of Honor has been a must- see among
central Virginia's historic attractions... so much so, it almost became a
victim of its own success.
IN Q=This whole area
((TOM LEDFORD/MUSEUM DIRECTOR: THIS WHOLE AREA, ALL OF A SUDDEN, IS BECOMING A
TOURISM DESTINATION AND WE HAD TO KINDA GET WITH IT TO BE PREPARED FOR THAT.))
OUT Q=prepared for that.
150- thousand dollars in federal road money will certainly help.
The grant will pay for a covered bridge over Blackwater Creek, linking Point
of Honor to the city's riverfront... and a new entrance to the house itself.
IN Q=In recent years
((In recent years, tour buses have had trouble negotiating the sharp turn
coming in to Point of Honor's parking lot. What the ISTEA money will pay for
is to connect Norwood Street with Cabell Street in a wide, sweeping roadway.
Now that it will be easier to get into Point of Honor, there will be even more
for a visitor to see.))
OUT Q=visitor to see.
natsot saw 3:59:59
A million dollar capital campaign has helped erect two new outbuildings on
the property, including a kitchen where the museum will offer living history
programs and cooking demonstrations.
By the time those projects are finished and the new roadway is in place,
visiting Point of Honor will be a whole new experience.
IN Q=With the inclusion
((LEDFORD: WITH THE INCLUSION OF THESE NEW BUILDINGS, WHICH REPRESENT THE
ORIGINALS THAT WERE HERE, I THINK THE VISITOR CAN COME AWAY WITH A BETTER
FEELING THAT THIS WAS A FARM, THIS WAS A PLANTATION IF YOU WILL, AND THIS WAS A
FAIRLY RURAL PLACE, ONCE UPON A TIME.))
OUT Q=upon a time.
Sounds like the beginning of a great story... one that Point of Honor can't
wait to tell.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
Next on NEWS-7 Primetime-- what would your top dollar be for a trumpet?
That was just one of the items on the auction block, as music enthusiasts
tried to buy instruments and equipment.
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More than 800 people tuned in to an auction of musical instruments and
Today was day two of the final liquidation of merchandise from Leed's Music.
More than 100 guitars, drum sets, keyboards and horns went on the auction
IN Q=Had good luck
((RUSS HAWKINS: HAD GOOD LUCK. I GOT A COUPLE OF GOOD BUYS A COUPLE OF
GUITARS. THERE ARE SOME OTHER GOOD BUYS BUT I MISSED OUT BY A COUPLE OF
OUT Q=couple of dollars.
Leed's Music went bankrupt several months ago.
There were more than 850 registered bidders.
IN Q=There are some
((BOYD TEMPLE/WOLTZ & ASSOCIATES: THERE ARE SOME BARGAINS DEFINITELY, SOME
PEOPLE ARE GETTING SOME BARGAINS. I THINK ON THE AVERAGE THINGS ARE GOING
PRETTY WELL, GENERAL AREA OF DEALER COST. ))
SUPER=01-Boyd Temple/Woltz & Associates;
OUT Q=dealer cost.
toss to robin
SUPER=330-Clear Skies/And Cool/42-45/Sunny And/Pleasant/75-79;
SUPER=331-Clear And/Cool/45-50/Sunny Skies/Light Wind/76-79;
SUPER=332-Clear Skies/And Chilly/40-45/Mostly Sunny/Light Winds/70-75;
SUPER=333-Clear And/Rather Chilly/38-42/Sunny And/Pleasant/75-79;
SUPER=334-Clear Skies/And Cold/35-39/Mostly Sunny/Light Winds/70-75;
GRAPHIC=gulf war syndrome
The government has again raised the number of Gulf War soldiers who might
have been exposed to nerve gas.
The Pentagon is notifying about five thousand veterans, who might have
been within a 16-mile radius of an Iraqi Arms Depot, in March of 1991.
SUPER=03-Washington DC; :
Today veterans told a congressional subcommittee about their exposure to
chemical weapons, and the after-effects.
IN Q=My muscles were
((BRIAN MARTIN/GULF WAR VETERAN: MY MUSCLES WERE WEAKENING, MY HEART POUNDED
LIKE IT WAS GOING TO EXPLODE THROUGH MY CHEST. DURING PHYSICAL TRAINING, I
WOULD VOMIT CHEM-LIKE LOOKING FLUIDS EVERY TIME I RAN ))
SUPER=01-Brian Martin/Gulf War Veteran; :
OUT Q=every time I ran.
One committee member wants the investigation to continue, with the
Department of Defense held accountable.
IN Q=The story
((REP. BERNIE SANDERS(I)-VT:SANDERS: THE STORY HAS UNFOLDED SLOWLY BUT IT IS
BECOMING CLEARER THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE INADEQUATELY INVESTIGATED AND
RELEASED EVIDENCE OF POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO THE VETERANS AND THEIR HEALTH CARE
SPECIALISTS, THIS IS ABOMINABLE BEHAVIOR. ))
SUPER=01-Rep. Bernie Sanders/(I) Vermont; :
OUT Q=abominable behaviour.
A virtual reality headset, designed by NASA to track satellites, has
proved an effective device for restoring the eyesight of some people suffering
SUPER=03-United Kingdom; :
The compact, portable device, called a Low Vision Enhancement System, is
fitted with three cameras and a high-powered lens, and fits snuggly over the
A British doctor bought this six-thousand dollar model, after his own
poor eyesight led him to give up his practice.
IN Q=You need to
((YOU NEED TO FULFILL CERTAIN CLINICAL CRITERIA BEFORE IT'S LIKELY TO HELP. ))
SUPER=07-Dr. Bob Thompson; :
OUT Q=likely to help. QUICK OUT!
There's still no indication the scientists who devised the headset will
sell it on the open market.
Teamwork and trust, both important components on-the-job.
Now, companies looking to boost their "corporate health" have a new place
to turn, in the New River Valley.
Today, Carilion St. Albans Center introduced a ropes course, and Joe
Dashiell has the story.
IN Q=Sharon Peno
SUPER=75-Pulaski Co.; :00
SUPER=75-Sharon Peno/Radford Univ. Student; :15
SUPER=75-Janet Crawford/Carilion Behavioral Health; :34
SUPER=75-Gary Nussbaum/Radford Univ. Professor; :48
SUPER=75-Joe Dashiell/Reporting; :57
OUT Q=JD News 7
((Sharon Peno balances atop a 30- foot utility pole... and makes a leap of
OUT Q=oh... CHEERS.
On this try, the trapeze is inches out of reach, but Peno is safely
lowered to the ground.
IN Q=And the hardest thing
((SHARON PENO/RADFORD UNIVERSITY STUDENT: AND THE HARDEST THING IS WHEN YOU ARE
TRYING TO STEP ON THE POLE. YOU THINK IT'S JUMPING, BUT THAT'S REALLY THE EASY
OUT Q=the easy part.
Peno and other students from Radford University have been learning the
ropes on the new Ropes Course at Carilion St. Albans Center.
Soon, corporate groups and other organizations will be rising to the
IN Q=It's the team challenge
((JANET CRAWFORD/CARILION BEHAVIORAL HEALTH: IT'S THE TEAM CHALLENGE. IT'S HOW
DO WE WORK TOGETHER. HOW DO WE SOLVE THE CHALLENGE THAT'S FACING US. HOW DO WE
RELY ON EACH OTHER, TRUST EACH OTHER THROUGH THE PROCESS.))
((GARY NUSSBAUM/RADFORD UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR: SOME ELEMENTS REQUIRE BALANCE.
SOME REQUIRE STRENGTH. SOME REQUIRE TEAMWORK SO THAT INEVITABLY WE HAVE
SOMETHING FOR A GROUP AS WELL AS AN INDIVIDUAL TO EXCEL IN.))
OUT Q=through the process.
With challenges both outside and indoors, the new ropes course is among
the most extensive in the region.
While Carilion St. Albans Center will continue to concentrate on
psychiatric services, officials say they're excited as they get a new program
off the ground.
Joe Dashiell News 7))
We'll check some highlights from the major league baseball pennant races,
plus here from Richard Petty, who was in traffic court today.
I'll also unveil this week's list of games for Friday Football Extra.
SUPER=03-Tulsa, OK; :00
But first, former heavyweight boxing champ Tommy Morrison announced today
that he plans to come back and fight one more time.
Morrison returned in February after he was diagnosed with the HIV virus.
All proceeds from the fight, if it materializes, will benefit children with
Now the Thursday night ball park figures.
wipe to score
IN Q=FIRST SCORE
SUPER=0091-/Baltimore/3/j/New York/9//Game One//Baltimore/3//New York/6/6/Game
SUPER=0092-j/Los Angeles/7//San Diego/0///j/New York/7//Philadelphia/2///;
SUPER=0092-/Chicago/2//St. Louis/4/7///Colorado///San Francisco///10:30pm
take a break
The New York Yankees opened their crucial double dip with the Orioles today
with a four game lead in the AL east.
SUPER=03-New York/Orioles vs. Yankees; :00
You can now make that a five game lead, as Wade Boggs went four for four at
the plate and helped send Mike Mussina to the showers after just two innings.
Tim Raines also fired up the Yankees with this homerun to right field.
The Yanks took a 8-to-zip lead and they win it 9-to-3. They also lead game
SUPER=03-San Diego/Dodgers vs. Padres;
In San Diego, Fernando Valenzuela's eight game winning streak was stopped
today by his old mates, the Dodgers.
Eric Karros hits the two run homer, LA wins 7-to-nothing, and the Dodgers
lead in the West is now at a game and a half.
SUPER=04-1995 Sugar Bowl;
On the football front, Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer has decided to
bench Marcus Parker again this weekend.
The former Salem star who has now missed three contests on his indefinite
game suspension, will be replaced by Shyrone Stith in Saturday's home opener
SUPER=03-Orchard Park, NY/Tonight;
Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly also will be on the sideline this
weekend when the Bills play the Dallas Cowboys.
Kelly Injured his hamstring late in practice this afternoon and left the
lockeroom on crutches.
The King was in court this morning as Richard Petty appeared before a judge
to straighten out a traffic violation.
SUPER=03-Kannapolis, NC; :00
Last week the King was involved in an incident on Interstate 85 near
Kannapolis, North Carolina.
Petty was accused of bumping the rear end of a truck driven by James
Rassette, and then driving away.
Today the hit and run charge was dropped and Petty pled guilty to a following
to close charge.
He was fined $65 bucks and will now have four point added to his driving
IN Q="I think...
((RICHARD PETTY/PLEADS GUILTY TO TRAFFIC VIOLATION:))
SUPER=01-Richard Petty/Pleads Guilty To Traffic Violation; :00
OUT Q=....DO ANYTHING."
And it looks we will have a perfect night for Friday Football Extra tomorrow
evening as we kick off week four with 14 games.
Let's check out the rundown.
IN Q=AUDIO UP FULL
OUT Q=..LOGO COMES FULL
Here's a sneak peek at what's coming up on NEWS-7 at 11.
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Is it possible for a man who made history in 1607 to still be making
Archaeologists are trying to identify an ancient skeleton at the Jamestown
Tracy Altizer has that story and more news in 30-minutes on NEWS-7 at 11,
That's it for NEWS-7 Primetime, see you tomorrow.