Up next on News 7 at Five-
A fatal ending to a high speed chase. Now people are asking did police do
Will Ross Perot debate Sunday? A judge makes a decision.
Plus the latest with the umpires and the playoffs.
A line of showers through south central Virginia will continue tonight.
Looks like more overcast weather tomorrow.
On Health Check, the latest advancements with breast reconstruction
possibilities-- right at the time of a mastectomy.
Plus, researchers may have found a connection between one form of birth
control, and an increased risk for contracting AIDS.
Did State Police follow procedure in a high speed chase? That chase ended
with a three car accident that killed a Covington man?
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The accident that killed a Covington man last night on US 220, followed a
high speed chase by police.
Today, officials said the trooper acted properly as he pursued the car into
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Joe Dashiell is in the newsroom with more on the accident.
Jean, trooper J.J. Daniels was workingSUPER=@Joe1;
radar on Interstate 64 in Alleghany County, when he clocked the car travelling
at more than 80 miles per hour.
The chase lasted just six minutes.
IN Q=The trooper followed
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Last Night;
SUPER=01-Lt. Steve Childress/Va. State Police; :15
OUT Q=just continued on.
((The trooper followed the car as it headed south on US 220.
The accident occurred in a narrow curving section of the road near Gala.
The officer had called off the pursuit moments before the crash... and
state police say they believe he acted appropriately.
IN Q=We can see nothing
OUT Q=just continued on.))
The crash killed 29- year- old Timothy Wayne Mays of Covington... and
Botetourt County Commonwealth's Attorney Joel Branscom is now considering the
possibility of charging Timothy Stocks with vehicular homicide. double boxes
Jean, we should know more about that in the next few days.
(questions: can you tell us the condition of those who were injured?)
The accident was a tragic blow to a Covington family.
Timothy Wayne Mays was killed 19-days before his 30th birthday.
An only child, he is survived by his mother, Sarah Mays, who says last night
Timothy was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
IN Q=he was very special
((SARAH MAYS/VICTIM'S MOTHER; HE WAS VERY SPECIAL, A SPECIAL BOY. HE LOVED
LIFE, HE LOVED TAKING PICTURES OF PEOPLE. HE'S DONE IT EVER SINCE HE WAS REAL
SMALL, AFTER HIS FATHER DIED.))
SUPER=01-Sarah Mays/Victim's Mother
OUT Q=after his father died
Mays says she doesn't fault the police for the accident that killed her son.
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Middle East leaders are meeting in Washington.
Palestinian Chief Yasser Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu are talking.
They met for a private lunch today.
((OUR ROLE IS TO TRY TO HELP BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER TO CREATE THE CONDITION IN
WHICH A SUCCESSFUL RESOLUTION OF THESE MATTERS CAN OCCUR.))
OUT Q=THESE MATTERS CAN OCCUR."
SUPER=03-Hebron, West Bank;
At issue, Fighting in the West Bank of Israel and a newly re-opened tunnel
that goes under a holy site.
Jordan's King Hussein is at the Washington meeting.
But Egyptian President Hosni Mubarek is staying away from this peace
summit- a sign of his distrust of Netanyahu.
More charges for the suspected Unabomber.
SUPER=03-Helena, MT/File Tape;
Theodore Kaczynski was indicted in New Jersey for the bombing death of an
advertising executive in 1994.
It's the latest in a string of charges that span six states and involve
Kaczynski is in custody in Sacramento charged with four bombings there that
killed two people.
The charges in both California and New Jersey carry a possible death
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Straight ahead--on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- Will Ross Perot be allowed to debate
with Bob Dole and President Clinton?
And a little later, the Magic Kingdom celebrates its 25th anniversary of
entertaining at Mickey Mouse's home in Orlando.
Did you know that more than ONE-HALF of all pregnancies in this country
The story, plus a new form of birth control being tested in Europe--
They're calling it the traffic light system.
Patrick is ready to put the pedal to the metal...
And it's completely legal-- more on that when we come back.
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Federal welfare reform takes effect across the nation today-- but for
Virginia, most of the work's already done.
State officials now say there is ONE major impact.
Food stamp recipients in Virginia will now have to work for their benefits.
IN Q=We feel
((CLARENCE CARTER/VA. SOCIAL SERVICES COMMISSIONER: WE FEEL THAT WE ARE VERY
FAR AHEAD OF THE CURVE IN VIRGINIA BECAUSE OF THE VIRGINIA INDEPENDENCE
PROGRAM. BUT WE STILL HAVE A GREAT DEAL OF WORK TO DO TO BE ABLE TO IMPLEMENT
THE OTHER PROVISIONS OF THE TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES.))
SUPER=01-Clarence Carter/Va. Social Services Commissioner;
OUT Q=needy families.
Virginia's work for welfare program is tied to Aid for Families with
Dependent Children -- NOT food stamps.
So of the 510-thousand people who get food stamps in Virginia, those between
18 and 50 will have to prove they're working by March, or lose their food
Letters explaining that will go out next month.
Ross Perot's hopes of being in Sunday's presidential debate are fading away.
This afternoon, a federal judge rejected the Texas billionaire's effort to
be allowed into the debate.
Judge Thomas Hogan ruled the Federal Election Commission was created to hear
such claims, not the courts.
Recently the election commission ruled the Reform Party Candidate could not
Perot's attorneys plan to appeal.
Fifth District congressional candidate George Landrith is going for broke,
literally in the upcoming election.
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The Albemarle County attorney reported earning virtually "no" income the
past 16 months because he's been spending his time running for office.
The 35-year old formed a political action committee last year to help
Republican candidates, but used almost a third of the money for health
insurance for himself, his wife, and their five children.
Landrith and Democratic state senator Virgil Goode of Rocky
Mount are seeking the seat held by SS=payne
Democrat L-F Payne who's running for Lieutenant Governor.
Landrith's unsuccessful 1994 campaign against Payne apparently put him
forty-thousand dollars in debts.
Tonight Goode and Landrith debate at Hampden Sydney College.
Start your engines-- Patrick has found a place to appreciate racing and he
isn't propped up on his couch.
(patrick ad lib)
stocks bump next
A SILVER anniversary for a place known for it's black and red mouse.
It was 25 years ago that Walt Disney World opened its doors in Florida.
((MICKEY MOUSE: WOW, 25 YEARS. ARE YOU READY TO CELEBRATE. THEN LET'S GO. NAT
SOUND OF BAND MUSIC!))
OUT Q=NAT SOUND OF BAND MUSIC."
The Walt Disney Company paid for boys and girls club members from across the
country to visit the Magic Kingdom.
The ceremony ended with the singing of When you Wish upon a star- and a fly
over by the U-S Navy Blue Angels.
Business leaders from our part of the world want to import a little of that
Disney wisdom into their workplaces.
About 200 people showed up at a program today called "Disney University."
A company representative explained winning practices that keep the
entertainment giant atop its field.
Steve Kline of AMSCO (AM-sko) travelled all the way from his plant in
Wytheville for the event.
Here's what he came away with.
IN Q=We seem
((STEVE KLINE/AMSCO DIVISION MANAGER: WE SEEM TO BE EVOLVING IN TO A VERY HIGH
TECH TYPE OF SOCIETY AND IT'S IMPORTANT WE DON'T LOSE THE HIGH TOUCH WITH
EITHER OUR CUSTOMERS OR WITH OUR OWN PEOPLE.))
SUPER=01-Steve Kline/AMSCO Division Manager;
OUT Q=our own people.
Disney is one of the largest companies in the world.
It's into everything from theme parks to movies.
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health music under
The Umpires are back and so are the Orioles-- Mike fills us in tonight in the
Two Minute Ticker.
On Health Check, there have been some amazing advancements in the field of
breast reconstruction following mastectomy.
We'll tell you about techniques that use the woman's own tissue-- rather
than an implant.
IN Q=You know, what the
((YOU KNOW, WHAT THE HECK, YOU GOTTA' HAVE SOME HUMOR OF THE WHOLE THING. I
GET MY STOMACH FLATTENED AND I
GET ALL LIFTED, SO IT CAN'T BE SO BAD. IT HAS TO BE PRETTY GOOD SOME WAY. ))
OUT Q=some way.
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There have been great advances in the early diagnosis of breast cancer but
thousands of women still face mastectomy.
Traditionally women were asked to wait until after treatment was complete
to have reconstruction--
But pioneering work in recent years perfected the technique of using the
patient's own tissue, rather than an implant, for reconstruction.
For most women that means the wait is over.
IN Q=Women out there
SUPER=01-Dr. Mark Sultan/Plastic Surgeon; :03
SUPER=01-Connie Barbone/Breast Cancer Survivor; :13
SUPER=01-Dr. Alison Estabrook/Breast Surgeon; 1:08
SUPER=01-Joanne Loughlin/Breast Cancer Survivor; 1:17
OUT Q=didn't happen.
IN Q=Women out there
((DR. MARK SULTAN:WOMEN OUT THERE NEED TO KNOW THAT MASTECTOMY CAN BE COMBINED
WITH RECONSTRUCTION IN THE VAST MAJORITY OF CASES. YOU NEED NOT FEAR THAT
YOU'RE GOING TO LOSE THE BREAST FOREVER.
CONNIE BARBONE: IT'S LIKE, WELL, YOU'RE GONNA' GO HOME AND YOU'RE GONNA'
RECOVER ALL AT ONCE FROM BOTH THINGS, THAT MADE ME FEEL BETTER. ))
OUT Q=feel better.
But it does involve coordination between the breast surgeon and the plastic
IN Q=When we
((DR. SULTAN: WHEN WE ARE USING A WOMAN'S OWN TISSUES FOR RECONSTRUCTION,
WE CAN ACTUALLY BEGIN SIMULTANEOUSLY WITH THE MASTECTOMY. AND WHAT WE DO AS A
TEAM IS USING SEPARATE INSTRUMENTS AND SEPARATE NURSING HELP BEGIN THE HARVEST
OF THE TISSUES FROM THE ABDOMEN AT THE SAME TIME THAT THE MASTECTOMY
OUT Q=mastectomy proceeds.
The advantages go beyond not only combining two operation into one.
IN Q=We're trying to
((DR. ESTABROOK: WE'RE TRYING TO LEAVE AS MUCH SKIN AS POSSIBLE SO THAT SHE
STILL HAS SENSATION IN THE SKIN. I THINK THAT THE PHYSICAL IMPORTANCE OF DOING
IT AT THE SAME TIME IS THAT WE SAVE A LOT OF SKIN, SO PHYSICALLY YOU'RE GOING
TO LOOK BETTER THAN IF YOU HAVE A RECONSTRUCTION DONE LATER ON.
MENTALLY I THINK IT'S MUCH BETTER THAT A WOMAN FEELS WHOLE AND THAT SHE WON'T
HAVE TO GO HOME MISSING A BREAST.
JOANNE LOUGHLIN: AFTER WAKING UP FROM SURGERY I DID NOT FEEL, I DID NOT FEEL
EMOTIONALLY UPSET OVER LOSING A PART OF MY BODY, BECAUSE IT WAS LIKE THAT
OUT Q=didn't happen.
While reconstruction can be done in the vast majority of cases, only about
a third of women are having it done at all and only 60 percent of those getting
reconstruction are having it done at the same time.
And that's despite studies showing that reconstruction does not interfere
with detecting a recurrence of the cancer or with further treatment.
Indeed it's been shown that for women who have immediate breast
reconstruction there is less psychological trauma, like depression and grief,
making it an important part of treatment and rehabilitation.
A new study says more than one-half of all pregnancies in the U-S are
unplanned and one-quarter end in abortion.
IN Q=The news
OUT Q=apply to humans.
The news comes from the Alan Guttmacher Institute.
U.S. numbers are higher than those in Canada, England, Sweden and the
98 percent of American women use some form of birth control during their
But researchers say not using contraceptives and failure of the devices are
to blame for the high level.
In other news, there's word today that SOME types of contraceptives may
actually make it EASIER to catch a virus.
The journal "Nature Medicine" reports monkeys given contraceptive-like
containing progesterone were much more vulnerable to infection with the aids
virus than untreated monkeys.
Researchers say women using norplant or depo-provera should not change
their contraceptive method because it's not clear if the results in monkey's
apply to humans.))
British researchers are developing a new birth control system which tells
couples when they can have unprotected sex without risk of pregnancy.
The personal monitoring kit uses a traffic light system-- to tell women
when they're at risk of getting pregnant-- by testing the hormones contained in
IN Q=We have
((JOHN BONNAR/UNIVERSITY OF DUBLIN: WE HAVE ANALYZED 625 WOMEN WHO HAVE USED
THE DEVICE OVER TWELVE MONTHS, IN THESE COUPLES, PERSONA WAS EFFECTIVE IN
PREVENTING PREGNANCY WHEN USED PROPERLY IN 95% OF THEM. ))
SUPER=01-John Bonnar/University of Dublin; :
OUT Q=95=PERCENT of them.
British women will be first to try the kit-- which will sell for 77--95.
Virginia Tech gets a week off and some time to regroup following the loss to
Plus the Umpires are back and post season is underway in the majors.
Here's Mike Stevens
Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the Tuesday ticker. It's been a
tumultuous 24 hours for major league baseball, but this afternoon peace was
SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/ESPN; :00
The umpires who had threatened to boycott the playoffs after Roberto Alomar
spat in one of their brethren's face last week, came to work.
As did Alomar who took his spot at second base while being serenaded with a
chorus of boos by his home fans.
But once the Orioles and Indians got game one of their series underway they
were hitting instead of spitting.
Brady Anderson leads off the game with a solo homer to right and it's
The Indians Manny Ramirez would answer that with a solo shot of is own to
left field. It's 1-to-1 in the top of the second.
B.J. Surhoff would answer that one for the Orioles with another solo blast to
right center in the bottom of the second.
But the back and forth nonsense would end in the sixth when the Orioles got
five runs, four coming off Bobby Bonilla's grand slam, that plates
SUPER=35-Cleveland/4/Baltimore/10/Orioles Lead 1-0;
Anderson, Todd Zeile and Rafael Palmiero and the Orioles smoke the Indians
Game two of the best of five series is set for tomorrow at 1.
Tonight the Yankees take on the Rangers in Arlington, right now in the
national league the Cardinals TRAIL the Padres 3 to 0 in the BOTTOM OF THE 4TH.
The Virginia Tech Hokies normally hold court on Tuesday's at their weekly
media gathering, but this happens to be an off week for the Hokies so, there's
no need to meet the press.
But this afternoon we caught up with Frank Beamer, and he says despite
wanting to makes amends for last Saturday's 52-to-21 loss to Syracuse the week
off couldn't have come at a better time.
IN Q="This game...
((FRANK BEAMER/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...RIGHT NOW."
SUPER=03-Syracuse, NY/Saturday; :00
Beamer says the Syracuse game exposed a number of glaring weaknesses on the
team especially on the normally sound special teams.
The 31 point setback also knocked Tech completely out of this week's
Associated Press Top 25.
IN Q="I'm not...
((FRANK BEAMER/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:))
OUT Q=...BETTER THIS WEEK."
Coming up at six Roy Stanley checks in from the Homestead with a report on
today's Merill Lynch - Seniors shootout with defending champ Dave Stockton and
others in action.
Plus, we'll have arundown of this Saturday college football games comning
your way on WDBJ.
Stay dry and have a safe evening.
take a break
If you've always dreamed of cruising down the straight-aways, banking into
those tight NASCAR turns, and taking the checkered flag--
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Well now you can, and Patrick Evans has the story on how to bring the
Speed-Racer out in all of us.
SUPER=01-Stacy Reynolds/Checkered Flag Racing;
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(toss to ROBIN)
(ROBIN tosses to Jean)
A former heavyweight boxing champ was arrested in Martinsville today.
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Here's Keith Humphry with the latest.
Jean, Oliver McCall has admitted in the past to cocaine addiction...
But today he may be linked not only to driving under the influence but a
string of property destruction in Martinsville.
DOUBLE BOXES KEITH/JEAN
More on the story tonight on NEWS-7 at SIX
Plus the region's first AND only local primetime newscast, NEWS-7 Primetime
tonight at 10 on WEFC.
See you later, goodnight.