Up next on News 7 at Five-
The campaign shifts into high gear as candidates prepare for Sunday's
Stuntman Robbie Knievel rides into more trouble with the law.
And 9-1-1- emergency service is on the way for one area in the region.
As advertised, sunny weather will be the rule but it will also be very chilly
into the weekend.
On Health Check, cholesterol levels can be deceiving, when it comes to
heart attack victims.
The story, plus, Attention Deficit Disorder....we'll hear from the author
of "Driven to Distraction."
((AND I WANT YOU TO COMMIT TO KEEP BUILDING THAT AMERICAN COMMUNITY WHERE WE
GROW AND GO TOGETHER. ))
OUT Q=AND GO TOGETHER."
President Clinton builds his campaign- today rallying in Western New York.
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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
Bill Clinton told folks in suburban Buffalo
it's no time to abandon strategies that have reduced crime and unemployment.
((WE CAN GO INTO THE 21ST CENTURY AS THE STRONGEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD WITH
OUR BEST DAYS AHEAD BECAUSE AMERICA IS NOT ABOUT LOOKING DOWN ON SOMEBODY
BECAUSE THEY'RE DIFFERENT FROM YOU.))
OUT Q=DIFFERENT FROM YOU."
The President today signed crime legislation to fight the spread of
The drug known as meth or speed promotes delusional behavior, paranoia and
The President is in Buffalo preparing for Sunday's debate in Hartford,
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Meanwhile Bob Dole made a campaign stop in Johnson City, Tennessee.
He blasted Clinton's performance on foreign affairs.
((BOB DOLE/R- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: PRESIDENT CLINTON INHERITED A STRONG
SECURE COUNTRY AT PEACE. NEARLY FOUR YEARS LATER OUR FRIENDS NO LONGER RESPECT
US AND OUR ENEMIES NO LONGER FEAR US.))
SUPER=01-Bob Dole/(R) Presidential Candidate;
OUT Q=no longer fear us."
Dole pointed to terrorist activities in Northern Ireland and Saddam
Hussein's manuevers against the Kurds in his own country.
Dole said he looks forward to Sunday's debate- saying the two have a
cordial relationship and there should be good give and take in the debate.
What seemed like a good re-election campaign booster for Bob Goodlatte is
working in reverse.
The sixth district Representative is now calling some of fellow republican
Sonny Bono's remarks irresponsible and inappropriate.
The entertainer turned politician was in Roanoke Monday night at a
fundraiser for Goodlatte.
The California Congressman said the U-S uses hit squads to support the
government of Haiti.
Bono later admitted he has no proof, but that democrats are hiding it.
Motorcycle stuntman Robbie Knievel is in trouble with the law, again.
This time, it's in Rockbridge County.
Acting on a court order, the Rockbridge County sheriff seized Knievel's
motorcycles and the ramps he uses in his act.
The company that got the order is called (Antique) ANT-I-QUE, Incorporated.
Sheriff Bob Day could not say why they're after Knievel's stuff.
Right now, it's all sitting at the county maintenance shop.
Knievel's show on Saturday was cancelled, after he was charged in Roanoke
with being drunk in public.
A high speed chase is over in Oregon- with the driver of the car dead.
Police say the man kidnapped a seven year old girl and then led them on a
100 mile an hour chase.
It's unclear if the man killed himself or was shot by police during
Police say the girl is fine but she's been taken to hospital with minor
Will the defendants in the Oklahoma city bombing case get separate trials?
That's the question before a federal judge in Denver today.
Lawyers for Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols want separate trials.
They say both McVeigh and Nichols have made statements which could become
testimony incriminating the other.
((THAT PUTS ON MET THE BURDEN OF TRYING TO SHOW AS I SAID IN COURT TODAY THAT
TIM MCVEIGH IS A LIAR. MR. JONES IS GONNA HAVE TO SHOW TRY TO SHOW THAT TERRY
NICHOLS IS A LIAR.))
SUPER=01-Michael Tigar/Nichol's Lawyer;
OUT Q=IS A LIAR.
If they're tried together neither defense lawyer will be able to challenge
those statements through cross examination.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Straight ahead--on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- A Moneta Grandmother is in the
after she rescued her granddaughter from a burning home. We'll meet Phyllis
West when we come back.
On Health Check, patients of a Virginia Pain Specialist, who had his license
revoked want their medication.
A judge in Richmond today said they can't have it-- not all of it, anyway.
Whether you want to make cider, butter, or just eat them fresh off the
tree, Patrick knows a good spot to go apple picking.
His live report--headed your way on News 7 at FIVE.
The President of Radford University has released what he calls an annual
report on the school.
Douglas Covington says his first year at Radford has been productive.
He was in Roanoke speaking to a group of Public Relations executives.
Covington told Keith Humphry this afternoon he hopes his work will be
recognized and rewarded with a vote of confidence from the Board of Visitors.
IN Q=That in my
((DOUGLAS COVINGTON: THAT IN MY MIND/ A VOTE OF CONFIDENCE IS JUSTIFIED,
CONSIDERING THE PROGRESS THAT WE HAVE MADE AND THE AMOUNT OF EFFORT, DILIGENCE
AND PERFORMANCE. BASED ON THE RECORD, THE UNIVERSITY IS MAKING PROGRESS. ))
SUPER=01-Douglas Covington/Radford Univ. President
OUT Q=making progress.
Covington acknowledges there are problems at Radford- -including declining
enrollment over the past five years- -and points out it'll take more than a
year to turn that around.
911 telephone service is just a few months away for residents of Campbell
The system, which immediately identifies the location of an emergency call,
is expected to come on line in December.
The project has been in the planning stages for more than four years.
IN Q=It's a long
((MIKE MILNOR/PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR: IT'S A LONG PAINSTAKING PROCESS. ANY TIME
YOU'VE GOT A PROJECT OF THIS SIZE TO JUST UNDERTAKE JUST THE ADDRESS CHANGES
AND THAT MUCH ALONE IS A HUGE TASK, AND WHEN YOU THROW IN THE COMMUNICATIONS
UPGRADE AND BRINGING ALL LAW ENFORCEMENT AND FIRE AND RESCUE ON THE SAME
COMMUNICATIONS PROGRAM, THEN IT'S A LARGE UNDERTAKING, IT TAKES TIME.))
SUPER=01-Mike Milnor/Public Safety Director; :00
OUT Q=it takes time.
Now that every county road has been re-named, residents must return their
change of address forms to be entered into the system.
Those notices are being mailed out through the end of November.
A Bedford County woman is receiving national recognition for a heroic deed.
Moneta resident Phyllis West is being honored by the Carnegie Commission for
saving her GRAND-DAUGHTER from a burning trailer.
She was visiting relatives in Mount Airy, North Carolina when a runaway
truck slammed into a propane tank next to the home, and exploded.
Everyone was outside when it happened, except for one- year-old Beth
With some help from other family members, West climbed through a bedroom
window and pulled the girl out.
IN Q=I said
((PHYLLIS WEST/HOMETOWN HERO: I SAID KAREN, I CAN'T GET THROUGH. WE GOT TO GET
HER OUT FAST. SO SHE TOOK AND CUPPED HER HANDS TOGETHER AND I PUT MY FOOT IN
THE STIRRUP- LIKE AND SHE SHOVED ME THROUGH. ))
SUPER=01-Phyllis West/Hometown Hero;
OUT Q=me through
West doesn't consider herself a hero... but the Carnegie Commission does.
She received a certificate and a medal... along with a cash gift of
Picking your own apples may be hard work, but for some its well worth the
trip to Troutville, and that's where we find Patrick Evans today.
(Patrick ad lib)
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One of the greatest things about Virginia in the fall is the apple crop, and
this year's is ready for picking.
DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Patrick Evans is at one orchard, where you can pick your own right off the
Patrick, how does this year's crop compare to other years?
SUPER=01-Alfred Nichols/Apple Barn;
DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN
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SUPER=331-Clear Skies/Wind NE-15/45-49/Sunny And Cool/Wind NE-10/58-62;
SUPER=332-Clear And/Very Chilly/39-43/Mostly Sunny/Wind NE-10/56-59;
SUPER=333-Freeze Warning/Wind NE-10/34-38/Sunny & Cold/Wind NE-15/52-56;
SUPER=334-Freeze Warning/Wind N-15/28-32/Mostly Sunny/Wind NE-10/54-58;
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Stick around-- second round qualifying results from Charlotte--
Mike has a report in tonight's Two Minute Ticker.
On Health Check, you may recall the British woman pregnant with eight
She miscarried them all-- but not before her pregnancy could become the
center of an ethical debate on fertility treatment.
IN Q=Are we to
((IAN CRAFT/OBSTETRICIAN: ARE WE TO MORALIZE BY OTHER PEOPLE'S CIRCUMSTANCES.
NOT REALLY, DOCTOR'S AREN'T MEANT TO BE GOD. AND WE'RE NOT MEANT TO BE PART OF
A POLICE STATE. WE'RE DOING OUR BEST FOR PEOPLE TO TRY AND HELP THEM. ))
OUT Q=try and help them.
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In Richmond today, a federal judge refused to issue an order allowing
former patients of a Virginia pain specialist to get treatment-- even though
the doctor's license has been revoked.
A class action suit had been filed on behalf of Dr. William Hurwitz's
He had treated about 220 people suffering chronic pain from around the
country by prescribing huge doses of narcotics.
The State Board of Medicine revoked his license in August, concluding
Hurwitz had over-prescribed medications and failed to monitor his patients.
In England, a woman who ignored medical advice and hoped to give birth to
octuplets has miscarried ALL her babies.
Mandy Allwood had been told to abort six of the fetuses so that two might
She tried to have them all, on the advice of her publicity agent-- with
hopes of selling her story.
IN Q=Our advice
((NICK SAMUELS/HOSPITAL SPOKESMAN: OUR ADVICE ALL ALONG THE TIME HAS BEEN
TO CONSIDER YOUR HEALTH, BE VERY CAREFUL. MAKE SURE YOU ARE HAPPY WITH YOUR
HEALTH AND THEN WE JUST LEFT HER TO MAKE HER DECISION.))
SUPER=01-Nick Samuels/Hospital Spokesman; :
OUT Q=make her decision.
Her case is bringing calls for tighter laws, on who should be given
Doctors were surprised by a new study that finds taking the cholesterol
lowering drug Prava-statin can help reduce the risk of patients having a second
IN Q=Patients who have
((DR. EUGENE BRAUNWALD/HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL: PATIENTS WHO HAVE DOCUMENTED
CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE BENEFIT FROM CHOLESTEROL LOWERING EVEN IF THEIR
CHOLESTEROL IS ON AN AVERAGE LEVEL. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Eugene Braunwald/Harvard Medical School; :
OUT Q=cholesterol level.
Looking at people who'd already had one heart attack, and who had average
cholesterol levels, they found up to a 35 percent reduction in risk of heart
attack or stroke.
The drug is sold under the brand name Pravachol.
The study is published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Over the past few years there has been increased awareness in the medical
community about Attention Deficit Disorder, or A-D-D.
Doctor Edward Hallowell of Boston is one of the country's leading experts on
Today he spoke with staffers at the Achievement Center, a school for kids
with learning disabilities.
Hallowell explains some of the things to look for in kids with A-D-D.
IN Q=The core
((EDWARD HALLOWELL/PSYCHIATRIST: THE CORE SYMPTOMS OF ATTENTION DEFICIT
DISORDER ARE DISTRACTABILITY, IMPULSIVITY, AND RESTLESSNESS SOMEWHAT, SO THE
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A-D-D AND NON- A-D-D IS THE INTENSITY AND DURATION OF THOSE
OUT Q=those symptoms.
Hallowell says if the symptoms are very intense and lifelong, the child may
in fact have A-D-D.
But the only way to make that determination is to see a professional.
For severe cases of A-D-D, Hallowell says special schooling is helpful.
He adds that A-D-D is not a condition that will hold you back in life,
unless it goes undiagnosed and untreated.
It's one thing to hear about the physical damage caused by smoking, it's
another to see the effects.
Students enrolled in the Governors School at Danville Community College were
shown what smoking does to the body.
This morning, Dr. Jack Turner from Danville Regional Medical Center, brought
lung samples for students to see and touch.
IN Q=I didn't
((ANDRAE MILLNER/GW HIGH SCHOOL JR.:I DIDN'T KNOW THAT THE AFFECTS OF SMOKING
WERE SO ADVERSE.
LEE FUQUAY/GW HIGH SCHOOL JR.:I LIKED THE STRAIGHT FORWARDNESS, BECAUSE YOU
KNOW WHAT YOU'RE GETTING IS HONEST, IT WASN'T ONE SIDED AND I APPRECIATED THAT
TRUTH IN IT. ))
SUPER=01-Andrae Millner/GW High School Jr.; :00
SUPER=01-Lee Fuquay/GW High School Jr.; :05
OUT Q=in it.
Students are using the information for a class project.
They're studying all aspects of the golden leaf... including the economic
importance tobacco has on the Southside.
IN Q=The correct
((SHANNON STERNER/DAN RIVER HIGH SCHOOL JR.:THE CORRECT CHOICE IS TO NOT SMOKE
BUT IN THIS ECONOMY YOU HAVE TO REALIZE THAT WE'RE TOBACCO BASED, IT'S OUR
MONEY, BUT YOU ALSO HAVE YOUR CHOICE AND YOUR FREEDOM. ))
SUPER=01-Shannon Sterner/Dan River High School Jr.; :00
OUT Q=your freedom.
The students present their projects November second-- local dignitaries and
area farmers have been invited.
Time now to talk sports-- with plenty of action off the gridiron in the NFL
Mike Stevens has details as well as some qualifying from the track.
Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the Thursday afternoon two minute
Let's get started with second round qualifying results from the Charlotte
Positions 26 through 43 were filled this afternoon five big names, including
a couple of former champs had to take provisional starting spots.
wipe to lineup
SUPER=0107-26. Geoff Bodine/180.078/27. Ken Schrader/182.574/28. Jimmy
Spencer//29. Dick Trickle//30. Chad Little;
SUPER=0107-31. John Andretti//32. Billy Standridge//33. Sterling Marlin//34.
Dale Earnhardt//35. Greg Sacks;
SUPER=0107-36. Derrike Cope//37. Wally Dallenbach//38. Loy Allen//;
SUPER=0107-39. Ricky Rudd/Prov./40. Kyle Petty/Prov./41. Kenny
Wallace/Prov./42. Robert Pressley/Prov./43. Darrell Waltrip/;
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Bobby Labonte beat out Jeff Gordon in last night's first round time trials to
get the pole for the UAW GM Quality 500.
But many fans will be watching Bobby' older brother Terry this week to see if
he can pick up any ground in the point chase.
He currently trials Gordon by 111 points.
((TERRY LABONTE/SECOND IN POINTS RACE:))
SUPER=01-Terry Labonte/Second In Points Race; :00
OUT Q=...DO IT AGAIN.
In other news this afternoon the major league division series are continuing
with the Cardinals hosting the Padres at this hour, and the Braves taking on LA
in game two later tonight.
A couple of teams in the NFL got a new look today.
SUPER=03-Irving, TX; :00
First, in Dallas - the Cowboys Michael Irvin rejoined his teammates after
serving his five game suspension for violating the league's drug abuse policy.
Irvin was a sight for sore eyes for many on the team who have struggled to a
2-and-3 start so far this season.
And the Eagles today signed former Redskins Mark Rypien to a one year
The former Super Bowl MVP will fill the void created by the loss of Rodney
Peete, who is out for the year with a knee injury.
Speaking of knee injuries, the Jets Keyshawn Johnson, the first overall pick
in this year's draft suffered cartilage damage in his right knee yesterday.
He will miss the next three to four weeks after undergoing surgery today.
And this afternoon the PIttsburgh PIrates named Gene Lamont their new
The 49 year old former White Sox skipper was the PIrates third base coach
this past season.
In 1993 he was named American League Manager of the year.
Much more coming your way tonight at six, and don't I'll have the rundown of
games for week six of Friday Football Extra tonight on News 7 PrimeTime and on
New 7 at 11.
Have a safe night folks.
take a break
Seven artists in the New River Valley have set up a new center in Giles
County to encourage creativity in people of all ages.
The Newport Village Studio opened its doors this week and will host an Open
House tomorrow in the Newport Recreation Center.
It's a community art room- a place for workshops, classes, and sharing
((MARTHA DILLARD/ARTIST: WE HAVE MODELS TWICE A MONTH FOR LIFE-DRAWING, WE HAVE
ONCE A WEEK OPEN STUDIOS, SO PEOPLE WHO DON'T HAVE A SPOT AT HOME WHERE THEY
CAN SET UP THEIR STUFF CAN COME AND BE MESSY AND ENJOY BEING WITH OTHER PEOPLE
AND HAVE LUNCH IF THEY WANT TO. ))
OUT Q=if they want to.
Some of the artists have their OWN studios in the same building, and offer a
variety of classes throughout the Fall.
The non-profit center is seeking donations of art materials.
(toss to ROBIN)
(ROBIN tosses to Jean)
A local post office turned back the clocks today in celebration of the 100th
anniversary of 'rural free delivery.'
DOUBLE BOXES JEAN/Keith
Keith Humphry joins us from the newsroom with more.
Keith, were letter carriers 'horsing around' this afternoon?
Indeed they were Jean.
Postal workers from Moneta
used a horse and buggy for part of the day.
It might have taken a little bit longer...
but for once, no one seemed to mind.
DOUBLE BOXES KEITH/JEAN
We'll have more on that story coming up on News- 7 at six.
Plus the region's first AND only local primetime newscast, NEWS-7 Primetime
tonight at 10 on WEFC.
Have a nice evening, goodnight.