News 7 at Five is next-
A tractor trailer and car crash on Interstate 5-81- and then erupt into
flames. The accident held up traffic.
Plus the debate continues over women at VMI- We'll explain.
On Health Check-- could it be a meeting of the minds between tobacco
growers and health advocates?
Not exactly, but it's a start....as the two sides battle it out at
Roanoke's Tobacco and Health Symposium.
An accident on interstate 581 sends two to the hospital and fuels a fiery
spectacle this afternoon.
GRAPHIC=news-7 at five
Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at FIVE, I'm Jean Jadhon--
The accident happened in the southbound lanes of the highway about three
when A small car and a tractor-trailer collided near the Hershberger Road
Both vehicles were heading in the same direction, when the driver of the
truck saw the car leave the highway.
IN Q=They lost it in the medium
((NELSON CHANDLER/TRUCK DRIVER: THEY LOST IT IN THE MEDIUM AND SPUN AROUND AND
JUST WENT UNDER THE TRAILER.))
SUPER=01-Nelson Chandler/Truck Driver; QUICK
OUT Q=went under the trailer.
Two people were injured in the crash, but they escaped as the car and the
back of the trailer caught fire.
The two were taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, but rescue workers do not
believe the injuries were life-threatening.
IN Q=I'm not clear at this point
((DAVID POPE/ROANOKE FIRE EMS CAPTAIN: I'M NOT CLEAR AT THIS POINT WHO GOT THE
PEOPLE OUT, BUT APPARENTLY SOME BYSTANDERS GOT THEM OUT PRIOR TO OUR ARRIVAL.))
SUPER=01-David Pope/Roanoke Fire EMS Captain;
OUT Q=prior to our arrival.
Police closed the highway in both directions for more than an hour, but
traffic resumed after the wreckage was moved from the southbound lanes.
A Franklin County woman is behind bars accused of killing her live-in
24-year old Angela Light is being held on 50- thousand dollars bond.
Last night, shots rang out at her (SID-ners-vill) Sydnorsville trailer.
And when sheriff's deputies arrived, 29-year old Clyde Price, Junior was
Price went by the nickname, "Sonny". He suffered multiple gunshot wounds to
his chest and back.
IN Q=The victim's
((LIEUTENANT EWELL HUNT/FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE: THE VICTIM'S BODY HAS
BEEN SENT FOR AN AUTOPSY. IT'S AT THE MEDICAL EXAMINER'S IN ROANOKE FOR THE
WESTERN DISTRICT. OBVIOUSLY TESTS-- TOXICOLOGY TESTS AND OTHER TESTS WILL
DETERMINE EXACT CAUSE OF DEATH.))
SUPER=01-Lt. Ewell Hunt/Franklin Co. Sheriff's Dept.
OUT Q= cause of death
Light was arrested at her home shortly after the shooting.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for October 23rd.
You won't have to pull more out of your wallet to pay interest.
The Federal Reserve is leaving interest rates alone- at least for now,
signaling that it's not worried about inflation.
SUPER=01-Knight Kiplinger/"Kiplinger Washington Letter";
OUT Q=interest rates right now
That news sent stock and bond prices higher for awhile today- but the Dow
Jones industrials fell again a short time later.
The National Organization for Women says Virginia Military Institute is
just being vindictive, by insisting that women get "buzz cuts."
"Not at all," says V-M-I's superintendent.
double boxes Keith/Jean
Keith Humphry spoke with him today- -right after Josiah Bunting had
finished addressing the corps of cadets.
Jean, it was the first opportunity General Bunting has had SUPER=@Keith1;
to explain to cadets how the Board arrived at its decision to comply with the
Supreme Court order and admit women.
SOT **KEITH ON CART**
IN Q=THERE MAY BE
SUPER=01-Maj. Gen. Josiah Bunting/VMI Superintendent; :19
OUT Q=it'll be alright
(( There may be sadness, wistfulness even resentment among cadets, says
General Bunting, but they're not vindictive.
The comment from the President of NOW was a response to Bunting's
insistence over the weekend that women's haircuts would be the same as men.
OUT Q=it'll be alright.
The Superintendent says it's unfortunate that so many people seem "fixated"
on haircuts, when there are so many more important issues.
There are indications, though, that female cadets may be allowed some
slight concession on haircuts- -but, double boxes Keith/Jean
Jean, it won't be much different than the male rats.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Straight ahead--on NEWS-7 at FIVE--Bob Dole criticizes the president on his
attempt to revamp the health care system.
And a global treaty is signed in hopes of controlling the spread of nuclear
Plus, on Health Check:
Helping your child put their best foot forward.
But if their shoes don't fit properly it's not that easy.
Also coming up-- Tech coach Frank Beamer thanks his student fans--
Mike has details in tonight's Two Minute ticker-- stick around.
The world's major nuclear powers have agreed to give up nuclear weapons
President Clinton was the first to sign a nuclear test ban treaty at the
United Nations today.
((WE TAKE A GIANT STEP FORWARD. BY OVERWHELMING GLOBAL CONSENSUS WE WILL MAKE A
SOLEMN COMMITTMENT TO END ALL NUCLEAR TESTING FOR ALL TIME.))
OUT Q=TESTING FOR ALL TIME."
The ban prohibits all nuclear testing- underground, underwater, in the
atmosphere and outerspace.
But not all nations think it's a good idea.
India, Libya and North Korea are refusing to sign it-
The treaty can not be made law without the approval of all 44 countries
that have nuclear weapons.
The way Bob Dole tells it, when the campaign spotlight goes off, the taxing
and spending begin.
Dole says President Clinton plans to increase the size of government every
way he can.
Dole pointed to Clinton's proposal to change the health care system.
((ROBERT DOLE/R- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: IT WAS THE KIND OF MASSIVE EXPANSION
OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THAT AMERICA HAD NOT SEEN IN THREE DECADES. HIS NATIONAL
HEALTH CARE PLAN WOULD'VE RESULTED IN 1.5 TRILLION, 1.5 TRILLION IN NEW FEDERAL
SUPER=01-Bob Dole/(R) Presidential Candidate;
OUT Q=in new federal spending.:
Dole says that plan would've meant 17 new taxes on Americans.
He's pushing his proposal for an across the board tax cut.
Independent congressional candidate Tom Roberts says he must have incumbent
Rick Boucher running scared if the congressman doesn't want to include him in a
Yesterday, Boucher told News-7 he thinks the same standards that are applied
to the presidential debates should apply in the ninth district.
Reform Party presidential candidate Ross Perot is being excluded from those
ROBERTS says if he's not allowed to debate with republican Patrick Muldoon
and Boucher, it's because Boucher is trying to hide his record.
((TOM ROBERTS/I-CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS: IF YOU LOOK AT THE NUMBERS FROM THE
PREVIOUS ELECTIONS HE DID NOT WIN BY HUGE MAJORITIES. NOW WITH A THREE-WAY RACE
HE HAS A VERY GOOD CHANCE OF LOSING THIS AND HE'D LIKE TO EXCLUDE US TO TRY TO
KEEP THIS KIND OF INFORMATION OUT OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC EYE. ))
SUPER=01-Tom Roberts/(I) Candidate for Congress;
OUT Q=general public eye.
Today Boucher said details of a debate are still being worked out, and no
decision has been reached regarding whether to include Roberts.
An autopsy proves it WAS a woman's body found Sunday in Culpeper County.
SUPER=03-Culpeper Co./File Tape;
Authorities still haven't identified the woman-- but they have ruled out a
missing Spotsylvania County girl as the victim.
16-year old Sophia Silva was last seen September ninth.
State police aren't saying exactly how the victim died-- but say her body
had been set on fire.
Authorities are treating the death as a murder.
NEWS-7 at Five-- we'll be back in a moment with the latest forecast-- and a
little later on, we'll take you to a place where everyone can fish around the
clock, 12 months a year...stay with us.
stocks bump next
SUPER=330-Evening Showers/Clearing Late/50-54/Mostly/Sunny/70-74;
SUPER=331-Variable Clouds/Gradual Clearing/52-56/Sunny/& Pleasant/72-76;
SUPER=332-Showers Early/Then Clearing/46-50/Mostly Sunny/& Pleasant/68-72;
SUPER=333-Partly Cloudy/& Cool/42-46/Mostly/Sunny/66-70;
SUPER=334-Scattered Showers/Then Clearing/44-48/Mostly Sunny/& Pleasant/66-70;
health music under
Don't go away-- bad news for Miami Dolphin fans-- details in tonight's Two
And on Health Check, we'll have the latest statistics on breast cancer--
and they're not all bad.
Plus, meeting with Princess Diana today, the First Lady praised the
government for taking an active role in cancer prevention-- with even the C-I-A
doing it's part.
IN Q=We always thought
((WE ALWAYS THOUGH IF WE COULD DIRECT MISSILES DOWN CHIMNEYS IN BAGHDAD WE
SHOULD BE ABLE TO GET A BETTER PICTURE EARLIER OF WHAT'S HAPPENING INSIDE A
WOMAN'S BODY. ))
OUT Q=a woman's body.
health bump next
What would happen if tobacco growers and health advocates worked together to
address smoking issues?
Is that even possible?
A symposium in Roanoke is bringing both sides of a bitter war together this
Eric Earnhart tells us if it's working.
IN Q=The white flag went up
SUPER=19-Eric Earnhart; :15-quick
SUPER=04-File Tape; :28
SUPER=01-Dr. David Lewis/Martinsville Physician; :35
SUPER=01-Lucy Conner/Halifax Co. Tobacco Grower; :51
SUPER=01-Wayne Purcell/Agricultural Economist; 1:08
OUT Q=EE, News 7
((The white flag went up at the Hotel Roanoke... as both sides took a break
from the battle at the Tobacco and Health Symposium.
IN Q=for years
((ERIC EARNHART: FOR YEARS MILLIONS OF DOLLARS HAVE BEEN SPENT IN A TUG OR WAR
OVER THIS LITTLE CYLINDER, BUT AT THIS SYMPOSIUM, THE FOLKS ON BOTH SIDES OF
THAT BATTLE ARE TRYING TO FIND WAYS TO WORK TOGETHER))
OUT Q=to work together
It's not easy, but they did grab a piece of common ground... Both sides agreed
that children and teens should not be smoking... and that federal regulations
should not threaten the economic health of farming communities...
IN Q=We all want
((DR. DAVID LEWIS/MARTINSVILLE:WE ALL WANT OUR COMMUNITIES TO BE SUCCESSFUL,
AND OUR FAMILIES TO BE WELL. ))
OUT Q=our families to be well
But even with that agreement, some tobacco growers are suspicious of the
long term motives of anti-smoking groups.
IN Q=because I don't
((LUCY CONNER, HALIFAX COUNTY: BECAUSE i DON'T THINK THE AMERICAN SOCIETY IS
JUST AFTER KEEPING TEENS FROM SMOKING, I THINK THEY WANT TO MAKE THIS A
SMOKELESS SOCIETY, AND THAT IS A THREAT TO ME. ))
OUT Q=that is a threat to me
IN Q=there's no other single
((WAYNE PURCELL/AGRICULTURAL ECONOMIST:THERE'S NO OTHER SINGLE CROP THAT CAN
COME CLOSE TO REPLACING TOBACCO AS AN INCOME GENERATOR AND I THINK THE HEALTH
ADVOCATE SIDE NEEDS TO UNDERSTAND THAT VIEWPOINT AND MAYBE OVER TIME, WITH THIS
KIND OF CONFERENCEING, WE'LL GET TO COMMON GROUND AND WORK TOGETHER TOWARD
COMMON SOLUTIONS. ))
OUT Q=toward common solutions
And while they may be a long way from those solutions, at least they're
talking. Eric Earnhart, News 7))
Many women have heard this grim statistic: that they have a one in nine
chance of developing breast cancer in their lifetime.
But another statistic now shows that most women will be survivors.
Early results from the Netherlands Cancer Institute show that treatment for
breast cancer is achieving impressive survival rates.
In fact, 90-percent of women are still alive five years after treatment--
which included radiotherapy and conservative surgery.
The study was conducted in 35 countries, including more than five thousand
women with tumors up to two inches in diameter.
Meantime, a White House breakfast fundraiser for breast cancer research
attracted some high-powered names.
The guest of honor was Princess Diana--who leads a global fight against
AIDS and breast cancer.
First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton called it one of the nicest British
Invasions the White House has ever had...
Mrs. Clinton quickly got down to business, praising the F-D-A for the job
IN Q=we also
((HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON: WE ALSO HAVE SEEN THE FDA PUT ALL CANCER DRUGS ON
THE FAST TRACK FOR REVIEW AND APPROVAL, WHICH GIVES PATIENTS AS MANY TREATMENT
OPTIONS AS POSSIBLE. BUT IN THE ABSENCE OF A CURE WE HAVE TO DO EVERYTHING WE
CAN TO ENCOURAGE EARLY DETECTION OF THE DISEASE. ))
SUPER=07-Hillary Rodham Clinton;
OUT Q=OF THE DISEASE.
SS=Breast Cancer research
Since 1993, funding for breast cancer research has nearly doubled and now
stands at 476-million dollars.
Seagram is breaking a 48-year-old industry tradition against advertising
hard liquor on T-V.
That-- despite criticism by President Clinton as well as health and
Seagram says it should have the same right to buy air time as beer and wine
With school back in session, shoe stores everywhere have been hopping!
But if your kids shoes don't fit well, it can make for a pretty miserable
So some ideas from the experts:
IN Q= You put NAT SOUND
OUT Q=back part NAT SOUND
****CONNIE AUDIO ON CART****
First of all, since small feet tend to grow bigger....fast, make sure
there's plenty of room. So buy shoes a little large.
Stay away from narrow shoes that scrunch the feet-- that can cause
bunions, down the road.
Also, make sure the shoes are flexible.
IN Q=People have been
(( DR. SCOTT MUBARAK/PEDIATRIC ORTHOPEDIST:PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ALMOST TERRORIZED
INTO BUYING MORE SUPPORT THAN WHAT THEY REALLY NEED.
I LIKE A LOT OF FLEXIBILITY IN THE SOLE BECAUSE THEY'RE LIGHTER ON THEIR FEET,
MORE AGILE ANJD LESS CLUTZY.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Scott Mubarak/Pediatric Orthopedist; :06
OUT Q=less clutzy.
So little feet in big high-tops may be not the best idea.
And babies don't even need shoes until they start walking.
Instead, protect their feet with socks, especially those with adhesive
bottoms for babies starting to stand.
Parents often worry if their child has flat feet, and while some extra
support will make shoes last longer, wedges, inserts and heels are useless and
special shoes usually aren't needed.
Many babies are born with feet that turn in or out....usually it's not a
serious problem, and often corrects by itself in time.
Time now to walk the walk with Mike Stevens-- who can fill us in on a bad
prognosis for Dolphin quarterback Dan Marino.
Plus he'll tells us about Virginia Tech's national record...Hi Mike.
Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the Tuesday ticker and our weekly
trip to Blacksburg.
With the longest winning streak in the nation, the Virginia Tech Hokies are
finally getting respect.
And you don't have to look far around campus to see that excitement
Roy Stanley explains.
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach;
SUPER=01-Billy Conaty/Va. Tech Center; :47
OUT Q=...on that at six."
((Tickets to the Hokies home games are selling like pancakes.
A city of tents surrounded the Cassell as students camped out to get
tickets to the U-V-a game on November 29-th.
Beamer and some of his players were up at the crack of dawn this morning
serving up 30 dozen donuts and 40 gallons of coffee and Hot chocolate.))
((FRANK BEAMER/VA. TECH HEAD COACH: ))
((The Students have reason to be excited about Tech football.
The Hokies are 3 and 0 and now have the longest winning streak in the
nation at 13 games as they prepare for this weeks game at Syracuse.))
((BILLY CONATY/VA. TECH CENTER: ))
((ROY STANDUP: ))
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And don't forget you can watch the Hokies and Orangemen battle saturday at
3:30 LIVE from the Carrier Dome right here on Your Hometown Station.
Bad news for Miami Dolphins fans this afternoon, as the MRI on Dan Marino's
right ankle that he injured last night against the Colts - is positive.
IN Q="Dan suffered an...
((JIMMY JOHNSON/MIAMI HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Jimmy Johnson/Miami Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...3 or 4 weeks."
Much more coming up at six including a look at this week's Tee Off Sight
event at Hunting HIlls.
Have a good night folks.
take a break
There's good news today for sport fishermen in the Smith Mountain Lake
State game officials dedicated a new deep water, handicapped accessible
fishing pier at Smith Mountain Lake State Park.
The 100-foot pier provides improved access for anglers of all ages and
IN Q=Our experience with
((WILLIAM WOODFIN/GAME & INLAND FISHERIES: OUR EXPERIENCE WITH THIS KIND OF
FACILITY IS THEY'RE VERY, VERY POPULAR. YOU COULD LOOK AT THE DESIGN, YOU CAN
SEE IT'S DESIGNED FOR PEOPLE THAT MAY HAVE SOME HANDICAP AND FOR THOSE THAT
DON'T, AND WE HAVE 21 OF THESE TYPES OF FACILITIES AROUND THE STATE, NOT QUITE
OF THIS SIZE NECESSARILY, AND THEY'VE BEEN POPULAR FOR US.))
SUPER=01-William Woodfin/Game & Inland Fisheries; :00
OUT Q=popular for us.
The pier cost more than one hundred thousand dollars to build.
Proceeds from statewide sales of fishing equipment and motor boat fuel
helped fund the project.
The pier and the nearby boat launch are open 24 hours a day year round.
toss to patrick
(toss to PATRICK)
(PATRICK tosses to Jean)
Coming up at Six, while O.J. Simpson stares down his accusers in a civil
trial -- a member of his criminal defense team is actually defending DNA
evidence in Virginia.
DOUBLE BOXES Jean/Keith
Here's Keith Humprhy with a preview.
Jean, forget everything Barry Scheck SUPER=@Keith1;
said about the reliability of DNA evidence during Simpson's criminal trial.
Scheck came to Virginia today to sell D-N-A as the miracle to free the
innocent and find the guilty.
SOT 03:04:47 tape one
IN Q=Here I am
((BARRY SCHECK: HERE I AM THE DARTH VADER OF DEFENSE COUNSEL IN TERMS OF
ATTACKING WHAT I WOULD CONSIDER BAD DNA TESTING. AND I'M TELLING YOU,
LEGISLATURE, YOU HAVE A GOOD LAB.))
OUT Q=good lab
Virginia's lab may be the best in the nation -- but Scheck says it's
potential is being wasted.
DOUBLE BOXES Keith/Jean
We'll explain that in half an hour on NEWS 7 at SIX.
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Thanks for watching NEWS-7 at FIVE, goodnight.