News 7 at five is next-
Campaign 96 is heating up both nationally--and here in Virginia. We'll hear
from Mark Warner who's in town today.
Plus a plane makes an emergency landing in Roanoke.
Wow..if that was Indian Summer..how about some more! Today temperatures
approached a record pace. Details ahead.
On Health Check, we'll tell you about a controversial study linking breast
cancer and abortion.
Plus, possibly some good news for allergy sufferers-- as a new treatment
may be going over the counter.
With three weeks until election day, the Presidential campaigns are gearing
up for the home stretch.
Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
President Clinton campaigned in Albuquerque New Mexico.
He gave a downtown campaign rally the kind of good news any politician
((TODAY WE LEARNED THAT THE FBI REPORT THAT CAME OUT EVERY YEAR SAYS OUR CRIME
RATE IS AT TEN YEAR LOW AND IT'S GONE DOWN FOUR YEARS IN A ROW.))
OUT Q=FOUR YEARS IN A ROW."
The President is in Albuquerque preparing for Wednesday's debate in San
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((GO BOB DOLE. GO BOB DOLE!))
OUT Q=GO Bob Dole!
SUPER=03-Kansas City, MO
Republicans are trying to get voters to focus on the President's character
Bob Dole pointed to the revelation that the Clinton Administration peaked
at hundreds of personal files from the FBI and White House.
((BOB DOLE/R- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: WHEN THEY HAVE 900 FILES, SOMEBODY
PERSONAL FILES TAKEN AWAY FROM THE FBI AND THE WHITE HOUSE, THERE WERE PEOPLE
WHO WENT TO JAIL IN THE NIXON ADMINISTRATION FOR LOOKING AT TWO FBI FILES.
THEY'VE GOT 900 FILES.))
SUPER=01-Bob Dole/(R) Presidential Candidate;
OUT Q=900 FILES (second time!)
Dole says he will bring up the questions of character and ethics at
It'll be a town hall style meeting with questions from the audience.
Democrat Mark Warner may be behind in recent polls but he's picking up
endorsements from environmental activists.
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Joe Dashiell caught up with the Senate hopeful at Smith Park in Roanoke
just a few minutes ago.
(joe ad lib)
(roll cue: "...and the seirra club.")
IN Q=for the past
OUT Q=grow our economy
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Tired of seeing their man down in the polls, Virginia Republicans are taking
the gloves off on Bob Dole's behalf.
State party chairman Randy Forbes is indirectly slamming President Clinton
in a speech to children around the state.
But with reporters, he's more direct.
IN Q=We teach
SUPER=01-Randy Forbes/Va. GOP Chairman;
OUT Q=character flaw.
Virginia Republicans will be handing out what they call "Character Counts"
ribbons between now and election day.
Sixth District Congressional Candidate Jeff Grey got an endorsement today,
as he continued to SS=goodlatte
question Bob Goodlatte's support for Medicare.
Speaking with reporters this morning at Friendship Manor, the democratic
nominee announced an endorsement from the National Council of Senior Citizens.
Grey said incumbent Bob Goodlatte and the Republican leadership have voted
to cut funding for Medicare.
IN Q=So no I don't think
((JEFF GREY/D-SO NO I DON'T THINK THEIR AGENDA IS TO SAVE MEDICARE. I AM NOT
CONVINCED OF THAT AND I DON'T THINK THEIR VOTING RECORD DOES ANYTHING TO HELP
CONVINCE ME OF THAT EITHER.))
SUPER=01-Jeff Grey/(D) Candidate for Congress;
OUT Q=of that either.
Bob Goodlatte says he considers it "the height of irresponsibility," to
scare senior citizens with the medicare issue.
He says the Medicare plan passed by Congress provided a 50 percent INCREASE
in spending for each recipient by the year 2002.
Roanoke Police still have not made an arrest in a drive-by double shooting
over the weekend.
Early Saturday morning, two teenagers were found inside a jeep in the 400
block of Gilmer Avenue.
One of them... a 17-year old from Vinton had been shot in the head.
He remains in critical condition at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
His passenger- also 17- was shot in the foot.
Police say the 2 teens were seen arguing with ANOTHER person shortly before
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Straight ahead--on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- some tense moments today over the
runway at the Roanoke Regional Airport---
You may not have had the day off, but today the nation observes Columbus
Day-- we'll take you to the Big Apple for the festivities there.
Virginia's first lady rallies behind the cause, for Breast Cancer Awareness
That's coming up on Health Check.
Also coming up-- Steve Mason has a report from UVA media day--
That story and much more next on NEWS-7 at FIVE.
A small plane flying to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina made an emergency
landing at the Roanoke Regional Airport this morning.
The plane was flying over the area when the pilot noticed smoke in the
He called air traffic controllers who gave him clearance to land, and the
pilot brought the plane down safely.
IN Q=the pilot did elect
((MARK COURTNEY/ ASSISTANT AIRPORT DIRECTOR; THE PILOT DID ELECT TO SHUT DOWN
THE ENGINE, AND THE AIRCRAFT NEEDED TO BE TOWED FROM THE RUNWAY, BUT IT LANDED
SUPER=01-Mark Courtney/Assistant Airport Director;
OUT Q=basically, uneventfully.
Courtney says the plane apparently ran out of oil.
Things aren't as gloomy as they once appeared at the L'eggs distribution
center in Salem.
Nearly a year to the day the company announced it was closing up shop, a new
firm out of Chicago announced it will move into the space and try to hire most
of the remaining L'eggs workers.
IN Q=Levy Home Entertainment
((HOWARD REESE/LEVY HOME ENTERTAINMENT: LEVY HOME ENTERTAINMENT HAS SIGNED AN
AGREEMENT WITH SARA LEE DIVISION L'EGGS PANTY HOSE TO TAKE OVER THIS FACILITY
EFFECTIVE JANUARY THE FIRST.))
SUPER=01-Howard Reese/Levy Home Entertainment;
OUT Q=the first.
The L'eggs employees that stay on board with (Lee-vee) Levy will be handling
(Lee-vee) Levy is believed to be the largest book distributor in the U-S.
By the end of next year it hopes to have 125 people in Salem.
Columbus Day festivities filled Fifth Avenue in New York City today-
It's the annual Columbus Day Parade-
It included all the usuals- floats and bands- even some traditonal dancers
People gathered along Fifth Avenue to watch the marchers go by.
What a day- temperatures in the 70's and clear skies made this 52nd annual
parade perfect for spectators.
People have been riding stationary bikes for years to stay in shape, so
what's new about a program at the Roanoke Athletic Club?
(Patrick ad lib)
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Every day, people are finding new and improved ways to stay in shape and
DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Today Patrick Evans highlights a new stationary cycling workout that's a
recent addition at the Roanoke Athletic Club.
SUPER=01-Stephanie Deasy/Reebok Cycling Studio;
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SUPER=330-Clear Skies/Wind NW-10/50-54/Mostly Sunny/Not As Warm/70-73;
SUPER=331-Clear And/Pleasant/52-55/Mostly Sunny/Light Wind/70-74;
SUPER=332-Clear Skies/Clear Wind/48-50/Mostly Sunny/Calm Wind/68-72;
SUPER=333-Clear Skies/And Cool/42-45/Mostly Sunny/And Pleasant/64-68;
SUPER=334-Clear Skies/Light Wind/44-48/Mostly Sunny/Light Wind/70-73;
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Stick around for more NEWS-7 at Five--it's hard to believe, but it's time
for college basketball--Mike Stevens keeps us up to date in tonight's Ticker.
On Health Check-- treating dizziness.
There are new treatments making it even easier to cure this more than
IN Q=When I sat up
((WHEN I SAT UP THE ENTIRE ROOM WAS
JUST SPINNING AROUND...AND I REALLY DIDN'T THINK I'D BE ABLE TO SIT UP ANY
LONGER. PEOPLE WERE ASSISTING ME TRYING TO CALM IT DOWN A LITTLE BIT.))
OUT Q=a little bit.
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A controversial study has been released, concluding that a woman who has
an abortion is 30-percent more likely to develop breast cancer.
SUPER=03-Harrisburg, PA; :
Researchers collected information from 23 different studies involving
The researchers say that abortion is to blame for about five-thousand
cases of breast cancer a year.
IN Q=The probability
((WALTER SEVERS/PENN STATE COLLEGE OF MEDICINE: THE PROBABILITY IS REAL THAT
INDUCED ABORTION IS A RISK FACTOR FOR BREAST CANCER. THAT IS WHAT IS KNOWN.
THAT'S HOW MUCH WE CAN SAY SCIENTIFICALLY AT THIS TIME. ))
SUPER=01-Walter Severs/Penn State College of Medicine; :
OUT Q=at this time.
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Researchers at the National Cancer Institute disagree-- pointing out that
more than two-dozen other studies have inconclusive results.
With this latest study-- one critic suggests the authors may not have
removed all their bias-- as one of the authors writes for an anti-abortion
IN Q=There is
((JOEL BRIND/BARUCH COLLEGE: THERE IS A DIVERGENCE IN SCIENTIFIC AND MEDICAL
RESEARCHERS IN GENERAL. AS THERE IS A DIVERGENCE OF OPINION OF THIS ISSUE AMONG
THE FOUR OF US. ))
SUPER=01-Joel Brind/Baruch College; :
OUT Q=four of us.
While opinions and research vary. the medical world does know that at the
beginning of a pregnancy, a burst of hormones cause a woman's breast to grow.
More hormones are thought to induce milk production at the end of
pregnancy-- which is believed to protect mothers from breast cancer.
GRAPHIC=breast cancer awareness
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month got a boost today from Virginia's
Susan Allen was in Danville promoting the cause.
Allen marked the occasion by planting a tree outside the Danville Oncology
Her own life has been touched by the disease-- her Great Grandmother died
from Breast Cancer.
IN Q=Eleven hundred
((SUSAN ALLEN/VIRGINIA'S FIRST LADY:ELEVEN HUNDRED WOMEN TOTAL WILL DIE FROM
BREAST CANCER IN VIRGINIA, ACROSS ALL PARTS OF VIRGINIA, ACROSS ALL BOUNDARIES,
IT AFFECTS ANYBODY, AT ANYTIME, AND SO WE'RE REALLY TRYING TO GET THE MESSAGE
OUT, ABOUT EARLY DETECTION AND EDUCATING WOMEN ABOUT BREAST EXAMS, YEARLY EXAMS
AND MAMMOGRAPHY, AND THE IMPORTANCE OF COMBINING ALL THREE. ))
SUPER=01-Susan Allen/Virginia's First Lady; :00
OUT Q=all three.
Susan Allen will be promoting breast cancer awareness all week by visiting
several cities and towns throughout the state.
Allergy sufferers may want to hear this---
A panel of experts has recommended the F-D-A approve the sale without a
prescription...of Nasalcrom Nasal Spray to relieve the symptoms of allergic
It affects about 40 million people every year when pollen counts climb.
If the FDA approves Nasalcrom it will be the only medicine allergy
sufferers can buy without a prescription that actually prevents symptoms rather
than just suppresses them.
Most of us have experienced the odd sensation of dizziness at one time or
There are a number of reasons WHY people get busy-- most often though,
it's Benign Positional Vertigo that's to blame.
That's just a fancy name for getting dizzy when you move your head into
The problem is actually in the inner ear, which regulates balance.
IN Q=There are particles
(( DR. JUDITH WHITE/LAHEY HITCHCOCK CLINIC: THERE ARE PARTICLES IN THE
FRONT OF THE INNER EAR WHICH OCCASIONALLY FALL BACK INTO THE MOST POSTERIOR
CANAL - WHAT HAPPENS THEN IS YOU BECOME DIZZY WHEN YOU MOVE BECAUSE THOSE
PARTICLES ACT AS A PLUNGER AND PULL FLUID BACK CAUSING DIZZINESS.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Judith White/Lahey Hitchcock Clinic; :
OUT Q=causing dizziness.
There are two new treatments to correct the problem.
One involves a series of simple exercises that get the particles in the
inner ear, back where they belong.
The other is to have your head positioned in such a way that the particles
fall back into place.
Pleasant smells bring out the best in people.
That's the theory behind a new study that found that people are more than
twice as likely to preform simple acts of kindness when smelling coffee or
baked goods in the air, than when there's no smell.
Researchers used a New York shopping mall as their lab-- they checked
their theory by asking strangers for change and dropping pens to see who'd
The opposite may also be true.
Bad smells apparently bring out the worst in people.
The Atlanta Braves season may come to screeching halt tonight as the
defending World Series champs now find themselves one game from elimination in
the National League championship series.
SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO/FOX SPORTS; :
Last night the Braves blew a three to nothing lead when Brian Jordan capped
off a four run St. Louis Cardinals comeback with this solo homer in the 8th.
The Cards win 4-to-3, and now lead the best of seven series 3-games to 1.
Game five gets underway tonight at 7. SUPER=03-New York;
Meanwhile, the American League champion Yankees aren't worried about who
they are playing.
After camping out overnight New York fans lined up for tickets for the World
A number of buyers were injured by some overzealous fans who rushed the
Much more sports coming up at six, including George Welsh commenting on the
Football team's gag order for this week.
Have a great night everybody.
take a break
We all know the popularity of pageants in this country and in Bosnia, it
may be a sign that life is slowly getting back to normal.
We're talking about the Miss Bosnia pageant.
Hundreds of people gathered at the Sarajevo Cultural Center in the Bosnian
capital to see 18-year old Belk-ma (Za-ver-ko) Zvrko crowned Miss Bosnia 1996.
There were 20-contestants from all over the Bosnian Federation- They danced
with the national football team. Miss Bosnia is now invited to attend the
Miss World competition next month in India.
(toss to ROBIN)
(ROBIN tosses to Jean)
Election Day is just three weeks away--
For the next few weeks NEWS 7 at Six profiles local candidates to help make
the choices a little easier.
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Teresa Hamilton is in our Danville newsroom with a preview on one of the
candidates vying for the Fifth District Congressional seat
Jean, State Senator Virgil Goode is a familiar face around Richmond.
He won his first election in 1973-- at age 27.
OUT Q=in Washington
((HEY, VIRGIL. ))
We caught up with Goode a week ago in Martinsville.
The Rocky Mount Democrat is seeking the Fifth District Congressional seat
vacated by L- F Payne.
If elected, Goode has a top priority.
IN Q=First thing
((VIRGIL GOODE/D-CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE: FIRST THING, BALANCED BUDGET
AMENDMENT. VIRGINIA HAS THAT AND IT'S REALLY NEEDED IN WASHINGTON. ))
OUT Q=in Washington.
It's always interesting to hear what Virgil Goode has to say-- he's
especially colorful at campaign functions.
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This is one story, you won't want to miss.
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tonight at 10 on WEFC.