The news is coming right up ...here on W-D-B-J.
With a sudden summit meeting in Washington on the Middle East...
A distant relative and her husband charged in the murder of an elderly
And Valujet is flying again... nearly five months after the Florida
The new five day forecast really looks dreary. Lots of clouds and light
drizzle coming up.
On Health Check-- we'll tell you about a nasty flu making it's way around
This strain is even more dangerous than last year's.
Plus, the Ice Man is making contributions to modern medicine...
five-thousand, 300-years later.
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Middle- eastern government leaders leave for a summit meeting in
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I'm Keith Humphry, filling in for Jean Jadhon.
The cast of characters includes Jordan's King Hussein, Israeli Prime
Minister Netanyahu, and finally Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
They've all accepted President Clinton's invitation for a summit aimed at
defusing tensions between Israel and the Palestinians.
An invitation also went out to Egyptian President Mubarak. But officials
say President Clinton wasn't able to persuade Mubarak to come... during a phone
Mubarak is angry with Israel over the policies of the new Israeli
government, and he's sending his foreign minister instead.
Officials say Egypt was behind Yasser Arafat's own hesitation to go to
Talks are scheduled for TWO days.
It's been more than a week since an elderly man was found murdered at his
Now authorities are pointing the finger at two of his neighbors... one of
them is a distant relatives.
79- year- old Willie Lee Goins was stabbed repeatedly in the chest on
Police have arrested 37- year- old Charles Howard.... and his 21- year old
wife Tisha (TEE-sha).
They lived just a few houses away from Goins... and Tisha Howard's step-
father was Goins' nephew.
The couple had fled the area, but police tracked them down in a Washington,
D- C suburb.
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((GREG GOAD/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: THEY WERE IN TACOMA PARK, MARYLAND.
WARRANTS WERE OBTAINED, CHARGING BOTH WITH MURDER AND MEMBERS OF THE TASK FORCE
TRAVELED TO MARYLAND FRIDAY NIGHT TO ASSIST MARYLAND AUTHORITIES IN THE
APPREHENSION OF THE HOWARDS. ))
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Charles and Tisha Howard are awaiting extradition to Virginia.
The Medical Examiner says a Pulaski County man either died from several
stab wounds or drowned.
It is unknown which was 43-year old Elmer Fisher's cause of death.
Three suspects are charged with capital murder and armed robbery.
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Investigators say Fisher was stabbed and held under water last week near
this spot along the New River.
31- year- old Eddie Gibson was apprehended Saturday in Richmond, 27- year-
old Joseph Graham Junior was picked up Friday night in Tazewell and, 22- year-
old Darick Wetzel was arrested at his home in Pulaski County
The suspects are being held without bond in the Pulaski County Jail.
Dozens of workers have been laid off from Lynchburg's Griffin Pipe company,
after the company announced it was closing one of its manufacturing divisions.
Between 60 to 65 employees in the Soil Pipe division were told Friday that
was their last day on the job.
Griffin Pipe says it stopped making cast-iron soil pipe because the company
only had a small share of that market.
It will continue to manufacture pressure pipe, where officials say Griffin
continues to be competitive.
Vice president Wayne Holofchak (HALL-uff-chak) says the layoffs are not
based on the quality of the workforce or its product.
Holofchak says about 500 people are employed at the Lynchburg facility.
Some workers affected by the shutdown will be given special consideration
when other jobs in the plant open up.
Has an ominous sound to it, but that's the way a ValuJet flight attendant
announced resumption of service today from Atlanta to Washington, D-C.
It was the first ValuJet flight in 15-weeks- -since the government grounded
ValuJet after a crash in the Florida Everglades in May.
As the flight to Washington took off, a flight attendant welcomed passengers
on board and declared, "We are back."
One of her colleagues held up an applause sign. The plane erupted in
The airline's president, Lewis Jordan, was on the plane with his family.
Most of the passengers were either ValuJet employees or reporters and
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Straight ahead--on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- it's that time of year-- scam-time.
We'll tell you about the latest ploy-- bilking the elderly out of their
And the Silent March in Washington DC-- remembering the thousands of people
throughout the nation killed by guns.
On Health Check, heart disease is the number one killer in this country.
We'll hear about the latest treatment....some believe it's as simple as
Patrick reports on how you can help a community rebuilding after an
That story and the Two Minute Ticker--still ahead on NEWS-7 at FIVE.
As the saying goes-- If it's too good to be true, it probably is.
Con artists have struck once again--this time in Roanoke and Henry County.
Authorities say shopping centers and grocery stores are a haven for con
artists who scan the parking lot looking for elderly woman traveling alone.
Last week, two women conned a 70- year old Henry County woman out of 300-
IN Q=These people
((SGT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.:THESE PEOPLE ARE CHARISMATIC,
THEY CAN CARRY ON A GOOD CONVERSTAION, THEY'RE CON ARTISTS, REALLY THEY'RE
ACTORS, OR ROLE PLAYERS, IS WHAT THEY ARE, THEY KNOW TO CARRY THIS OUT, THEY
ARE TRANSIENT, THEY CAN BE IN HENRY COUNTY ONE DAY, RONAOKE THE NEXT, MAYBE
EVEN DANVILLE. ))
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Con artists last week in Roanoke talked a 77- year old woman out of several
thousand dollars, telling her she could make four to 500- dollars a month if
she invested with them.
A "silent" march in Washington today promoting gun control.
People from around the country gathered on the Mall.
They laid out 40-thousand pairs of shoes, representing the annual death toll
The shoes were displayed in state-by-state groupings, with signs indicating
how many had died in each state.
The march was sponsored by a coalition of groups, including The Coalition to
Stop Gun Violence, the American Academy of Pediatrics, Handgun Control,
Incorporated, the YWCA and others.
It's a repeat of the first Silent march held in 1994.
Civility is reaching old heights in Virginia politics.
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A multi- million dollar race for a Virginia Senate seat stayed fairly polite
last night in the second Warner versus Warner debate.
The toughest accusation from Democrat Mark Warner is that John Warner's
running from votes to cut Medicare and education to fund a tax cut aimed
primarily at the wealthy.
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((MARK WARNER: JOHN, YOU CAN'T HAVE IT BOTH WAYS. YOU CAN'T BE PROUD OF THESE
VOTES IN THE SPRING WHEN YOU'RE RUNNING IN THAT REPUBLICAN PRIMARY, AND THEN
RUN FROM THOSE VOTES IN THE FALL. IT WAS ONE APPROACH TO BALANCE THE BUDGET,
TO GIVE THAT KIND OF TAX CUT. IT'S NOT MY PRIORITY.))
((SEN. JOHN WARNER: I HAVE NEVER BEEN A PART OF THAT GROUP WHICH I THINK IN
SOME WAYS ARE EXTREMISTS. WHICH GO AROUND AND SAY "LET'S ABOLISH THE
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY."
I'VE HEARD THESE THINGS. KEN BODE/MODERATOR: SENATOR, THOSE EXTREMISTS ARE
IN YOUR PARTY. SEN. JOHN WARNER: I UNDERSTAND THAT AND I--I TRY TO BE AN
INDEPENDENT VOICE FOR VIRGINIA, AND CERTAIN ELEMENTS OF MY PARTY TRIED TO CHUCK
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John Warner took a dig at ads like the recent one run by Mark Warner.
The Senator says those ads use children "as props" for political gain.
With top notch universities and lots of available land, the New River Valley
has the potential to attract new businesses.
But harnessing that potential is the problem.
Local leaders say better transportation links in the area is one of the keys
to unlocking this success.
Among the things discussed during a transportation summit today was creating
a highway connecting the New River Valley Airport in Dublin and the town of
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((HIAWATHA NICELY/PULASKI ENCOURAGING PROGRESS: WE HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO
HAVE CHILDREN GOING TO SCHOOL OVER AT TECH AND THAT NEED A BETTER HIGHWAY THERE
AND WE ALSO HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE FROM BLACKSBURG WHO WORK IN THIS PART OF THE
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The chairman of the group called Pulaski Encouraging Progress says his group
is in the very early stages of pulling together such a project.
People come together in a time of need, and right here in the Star City,
citizens are helping victims in a Sister City.
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The man famous for his 1968 hit "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" was
hospitalized following a heart attack.
Tiny Tim is in serious but stable condition in a Massachusetts hospital.
He was about to sing his first tune Saturday night when he collapsed on
Tiny Tim was playing a benefit for a Ukulele museum.
No one knows for sure how old Tim is.
Various sources say he's anywhere between 64 and 74 years old.
His other claim to fame-- the marriage to Miss Vicky Budinger "On the
Tonight Show" was seen by 40-million viewers.
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Entertainer Steve Allen is in a Chicago hospital but won't say why.
He apparently asked the hospital not to release any information, except
that his condition isn't serious and plans to return home to Los Angeles
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Stick around for more NEWS-7 at Five pink slips are handed out in the
Majors-- Mike has details in tonight's Two Minute Ticker..
Plus on Health Check-- for women only:
Treating yeast infections yourself. It might not be such a great idea.
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We've been warning you on Health Check, flu season will soon be here.
And federal health officials are warning that a strain of the virus will be
circulating that can be more dangerous than the ones last season.
The potentially deadly strain is called Type-A Wuhan-- it's one of is three
expected to circulate around the country.
The current flu vaccine counteracts all three.
If the elderly or others with chronic medical problems get the harsh Wuhan
strain, they're more likely to get pneumonia or other serious complications.
Since they became over-the-counter, yeast infection treatments have
doubled in sales...and newer versions are constantly hitting the market.
But are most women able to tell the difference between a yeast infection
and sexually transmitted diseases or bladder infections?
A new study published in the Journal of Family Practice suggests that most
In fact, only eleven percent of the women were able to accurately pick out
the symptoms of a yeast infection when described in a questionnaire.
And only 34-percent who had yeast infections before got it right.
The study's conclusion?
Women likely use over-the-counter antifungals inappropriately to treat
gynecological conditions that are similar but potentially more severe.
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((DR. CYNTHIA PEGLER, ADOLESCENT MEDICINE SPECIALIST: FROM WHAT I SEE ALOT OF
TIMES THEY ARE NOT USED APPROPRIATELY MEANING SOMEONE SAYS 'OH MY GOSH' I HAVE
A DISCHARGE I MUST HAVE A YEAST INFECTION THEY GO AND THEY USE THE MEDICINE. ))
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If the medicine doesn't work and symptoms are worse two or three days
later many women will see a doctor.
But the problem is when a G-Y-N does an examination often what they find
is the medicine hiding the discharge making a correct diagnosis difficult if
IN Q=The harm to
((DR. CYNTHIA PEGLER: THE HARM TO ME IS TO ME IN THE SENSE THAT THEY ARE
DELAYING DIAGNOSIS. SOMEONE MAY THINK THAT THE BURNING THAT THEY HAVE IS A
YEAST INFECTION AND THEY MAY IN FACT HAVE A BLADDER INFECTION AND DELAY OF THAT
IN A WORST CASE SCENARIO COULD BE SOMETHING LIKE A KIDNEY INFECTION. ))
OUT Q=like a kidney infection.
The authors of the study want health care providers and the pharmaceutical
industry to improve efforts to educate women about the correct use of the
The American Heart Association says almost a million Americans will die
this year from a heart attack or stroke.
A growing number of patients are turning to nutritional supplements with
Vitamin C to not only treat their heart disease, but to reverse it.
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((DR. RONALD KLATZ, PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ANTI-AGING
MEDICINE:WE'RE FINDING THAT VITAMIN C IS A VERY IMPORTANT FACTOR WITH
REGARD TO NOT JUST THE INHIBITION AND PREVENTION OF HEART DISEASE BUT ACTUALLY
THE REVERSAL OF HEART DISEASE. ))
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OUT Q=of heart disease.
While many studies have demonstrated Vitamin E's effectiveness in cutting
the risk of heart attack, the verdict is still out when it comes to Vitamin C.
You wouldn't necessarily expect that the ancient body of a man found
buried in a glacier might influence modern medicine-- but that is exactly what
the Innsbrook Iceman is doing.
Five years ago, hikers in the Austrian Alps stumbled upon a five-thousand,
300-year old man perfectly preserved in the ice. And scientists have been
studying him ever sense.
The Ice Man was actually 45 when he died.
His sinuses and ears are almost identical to ours.
No food was found in his stomach, but his teeth were ground down from a
diet of gritty corn and meat.
Because of the fragility of the body, the study of the Ice Man has led to
the development of new techniques of less invasive exams that are already being
used clinically in hospitals around the world.
Time now for sports-- where the regular season just ended in the major
leagues and some managers are getting the heave-ho.
Mike Stevens has the who's-who, in tonight's Ticker.
Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the Monday Ticker.
It's has not been a good day for a couple of big league managers who were
fired this afternoon.
First in Boston, Kevin Kennedy was released a year after winning the AL East
title and almost winning manager of the year honors.
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((DAN DUQUETTE/RED SOX GENERAL MANAGER:))
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Also, the Phillies let go manager Jim Fregosi this afternoon after three
straight losing seasons.
Fregosi says he leave behind a lot of friends of but regrets.
The Virginia Cavaliers are still riding high after corralling the Longhorns
on Saturday night.
Tim Sherman had his best game of the year at quarterback, but Welsh says he
still plans to get Aaron Brooks on the field this weekend against Georgia Tech.
Roy Stanley has more form Charlottesville.
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Much more coming your way at six, including Dale Earnhardt, and information
on how you can see the best senior golfers in the world tomorrow at the
Have a good night everybody.
take a break
One of Roanoke's sister cities, Lijang in China, suffered not one but TWO
recent earthquakes--one occurred as recently as THIS WEEKEND.
Today Patrick Evans has the story of one relief effort that hopes to turn
MELODY into MONEY.
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Here's what we're working on for NEWS-7 at SIX--Some low income housing
residents in Clifton Forge say they're the victims of progress.
They say a project to rehabilitate a historic building will leave them out in
the cold this winter, and they're not getting any help.
But town officials say it's just a matter of patience, and paperwork.
We'll tell you what's going on, tonight at six.
Plus join Connie STevens for the region's first AND only local primetime
newscast, NEWS-7 Primetime tonight at 10 on WEFC.
That's it for NEWS-7 at FIVE, see you at six, goodnight.
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