News 7 at five is next-
The Santa Ana Winds are blowing and the homes are burning in Southern
And the latest on speculation that Tech's head football coach may be eying
the University of Kentucky.
Another cold front is on the way with showers and gusty winds tomorrow
Tonight on health check-- One of America's favorite foods
is falling out of favor...we're talking about peanuts-- for children with
allergies, peanuts are the number one cause of death.
Blazes burn out of control in Southern California- already destroying 92
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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
There is some good news tonight- The winds have died down a bit-
helping firefighters get a handle on some of the blazes.
There are still gusts of 40 mile an hour winds in some areas.
Thousands have been forced out with no idea what's happening at their
((MY HOUSE IS BACK THERE. REPORTER: DID YOU GET ANYTHING OUT? WOMAN: I
CAN'T... MY DOGS.... ))
OUT Q=silent out! (when woman raises hands)"
The fires have burned nearly 30-thousand acres-
The worst incinerated 60 homes in northern San Diego County.
In New England, rain and more rain is causing trouble.
((NAT SOUND OF RAIN ))
OUT Q=rain sound
SUPER=03-Near Portland, ME;
This is not the sound folks in Maine want to hear-
More than a foot of rain drenched the Portland area- Other parts of the
state saw as much as 18 inches.
Helicopters and boats are now searching for a man missing after his truck
was swept away on a washed out road.
In the Old Orchard Beach area, roads and homes are flooded- people have
been forced to evacuate.
Some were rescued in boats- others carried to safety by rescue crews.
The case against capital murder suspect Ben Lilly got stronger today... as
the prosecution's key witness took the stand in Montgomery County Circuit
Gary Wayne Barker was with Lilly and Lilly's brother the night a Virginia
Tech student was carjacked and killed.
The body of Alexander Defillipis was found in the Whitehorn area of the
He had been shot four times.
In August, Barker was sentenced to 53 years in prison for his part in the
In near tears, he told the court today that it was Ben Lilly who pulled the
IN Q=He told
((GARY BARKER/WITNESS: HE TOLD MARK TO GIVE HIM THE PISTOL BACK. HE GOT OUT OF
THE CAR. RAN UP TO HIM. TURNED HIM AROUND AND SHOT HIM. ))
OUT Q=shot him
Barker went on to testify that he and the Lilly brothers went on to rob a
couple of convenience stores that night.
He's expected to be back on the stand tomorrow for cross examination.
He used to be a senior FBI official.
Now he's in trouble with the law himself.
E. Michael (Kay-hoe) Kahoe is charged with obstruction of justice- after
the seige at Ruby Ridge, Idaho in 1992.
SUPER=03-Ruby Ridge, ID/1992;
In that incident, federal agents confronted white separatist Randy Weaver
at his wilderness cabin.
Weaver's wife, Vicki, was killed by an F-B-I sniper during that standoff.
Kayhoe is charged with destroying an FBI internal critique of the bureau's
actions at Ruby Ridge.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Here's what's next on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- with upcoming elections comes the
endorsement season--with Mark Warner getting the nod from the independent
And John Warner gets the endorsement from Virginia Women today-- we'll hear
why some women chose the Republican Senator.
Also coming up, The I-U-D contraceptive device is barely considered an option
in the U-S, but 90-million women in other countries use them-- we'll have the
latest on Health Check.
An autopsy reveals it was a single gunshot to the head that killed 43 year
old Barry Peters.
Police found Peters dead in his parents' home in Ripplemead yesterday after
he held police at bay for six hours.
Peters had armed himself with nearly half a dozen weapons, and fired
aimlessly around the house throughout the day.
Police tried to negotiate, and after they finally resorted to teargas and
entered the residence, they found Peters dead.
Neighbors said Peters suffered from depression.
John Warner backed the last Virginia Independent Reform Party candidate to
run for the U.S. Senate.
That was Marshall Coleman, who lost in a three way race in 1994.
But the party of Ross Perot in Virginia is NOT thanking the Republican
IN Q=So today
((BILL DAGGETT/VA. INDEPENDENT REFORM PARTY: SO TODAY, THE VIRGINIA
INDEPENDENT REFORM PARTY ANNOUNCES ITS SUPPORT OF MARK WARNER FOR SENATE. THIS
ENDORSEMENT IS A DIRECT RESULT OF MARK WARNER'S WILLINGNESS TO AFFIX HIS
SIGNATURE TO THE REFORM PARTY'S CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE PLEDGE.))
((MARK WARNER/D-SENATE CANDIDATE: YOU KNOW WHEN I STARTED THIS CAMPAIGN,
CONVENTIONAL WISDOM HAD IT THAT JOHN WARNER WOULD GET THE ENDORSEMENT OF THE
VIRGINIA INDEPENDENT REFORM PARTY.))
SUPER=01-Bill Daggett/Va. Independent Reform Party;
OUT Q=Reform Party.
The Reform Party pledge calls for redesigning entitlement programs, campaign
finance reform, a balanced budget, and a new tax system.
Polls show Perot's support in Virginia is in the low single digits this
Meanwhile, John Warner was picking up an endorsement from a group of
Virginia women today.
Warner's Coalition for Women called a news conference in Roanoke this
Members of the group say John Warner has served their interests in the
Senate, on health care, economic opportunity, and personal security.
Among the speakers was Cynthia Seagle (SEE-guhl), of Wythe County, who
endured a violent assault in 1979, and now works for victims' rights.
IN Q=I think it's important
((CYNTHIA SEAGLE/ADVOCATE FOR VICTIMS' RIGHTS: I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT WE
STEP FORWARD FOR ANYONE WHO IS WILLING TO FIGHT FOR OUR RIGHTS AS CRIME VICTIMS
AND AS WOMEN. CRIME HAS NO PARTY LINES.))
SUPER=01-Cynthia Seagle/Advocate for Victims' Rights;
OUT Q=has no party lines.
Supporters say John Warner has supported breast cancer research, business
opportunities for women, and laws protecting them from violent crimes.
If jazz is your forte, you might want to check out what's going on at
(Patrick ad lib)
stocks bump next
Guest artists are not uncommon at Roanoke College, and today the college
welcomes a talent from the Jazz world.
DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Vinny Valentino will perform tonight, and Patrick Evans has an exclusive
interview from Valentino's on-campus workshop.
SUPER=01-Vinny Valentino/Jazz Musician;
DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN
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SUPER=331-Clear Skies/Light Winds/54-58/Afternoon/Thunder/70-74;
SUPER=332-Partly Cloudy/Wind SE-10/50-54/Showers Early/Then Windy/55-60;
SUPER=333-Increasing/Clouds Late/50-52/Scattered Rain/Showers/60-65;
SUPER=334-Partly Cloudy/Winds Increase/50-54/Showers Early/Gusty Winds/55-60;
health music under
Stick around-- Is Tech head coach Frank Beamer thinking about the coaching
position at the University of Kentucky? Roy Stanley has a full report.
And on Health Check-- some schools are banning PEANUTS because of children
Some students are now prepared if they have a reaction to any peanut product.
IN Q=you gotta
((YOU GOTTA PULL OFF THE CAP PUT IT ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE THIGH, HEAR THE SNAP
AND COUNT TO 10 ))
OUT Q=AND COUNT TO 10.
health bump next
Topping tonight's Health Check report--With the World Series underway, one
popular snack at the ballparks is peanuts-- but when it comes to kids, it's no
longer a favorite.
For children with allergies, peanuts in any form are now the number one
cause of death.
SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD; 04:32:37
Some kids now have the traditional sandwich-- just jelly WITHOUT peanut
Peanut products are hiding in many foods, including desserts, muffins, even
Andrew Finkelstein (fink-uhl-stine) is armed with a lifesaving shot, until
he can get to a hospital.
IN Q=you gotta
((YOU GOTTA PULL OFF THE CAP PUT IT ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE THIGH, HEAR THE SNAP
AND COUNT TO 10 ))
OUT Q=to ten.
Some schools have banned peanut products in prepared foods-- while others
segregate them from allergic students.
Teachers have become lunchroom medics.
IN Q=i carry a walkie talkie
SUPER=01-Holly Reiling/Elementary School Teacher;
OUT Q=who has an allergy.
Doctors at Johns Hopkins Childrens Center in Baltimore say they've seen
peanut allergies soar in the past ten years because children have been exposed
to the food at an earlier age... now they are working on a vaccine.
grAPHIC=second hand smoke
Another study showing the effects of second-hand smoke.
Children of smokers need extra oxygen after surgery, much more often than
other youngsters do.
Researchers checked oxygen levels of 72 children after routine surgery and
later asked their parents whether they smoked.
Of 17 youngsters who needed extra oxygen, 15 lived with secondhand smoke.
Doctors at the Maimonides (MY-MAW'-na-deez) Medical Center in New York, did
not expect the difference to be so striking.
SS=second hand smoke
They recommend doctors routinely ask parents whether they smoke and should
ask them to refrain 12 hours before their child's operation.
When it comes to considering a contraception method few women consider the
option of the I-U-D.
That's mainly because of the Dalkon Shield--- an I-U-D that caused serious
side effects, even death.
But what about I-U-D's available now?
Dr. Emily Senay reports.
IN Q=Twenty years
SUPER=01-Dr. Allan Rosenfield/Obstetrician Gynecologist; :11
SUPER=01-Dr. Carolyn Westhoff/Contraception Expert; :45
OUT Q=Dr.E.S. CBS News, NY.
Twenty years ago this little device was at the center of one of the
most notorious medical scandals of our time---who can forget the IUD called
the Dalkon Shield.
DR. ALLAN ROSENFIELD, OB/GYN, COLUMBIA SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, NEW
YORK: THE DALKON SHIELD WAS A MOST UNFORTUNATE INCIDENCE OF THE
1970S. THERE WERE SOME SERIOUS COMPLICATIONS AND SOME DEATHS AND THAT COLORED
THE USE OF IUDS FROM THAT TIME FORWARD.
The lawsuits mounted and women and their doctors shunned not only the
dalkon shield but all IUD's.
In fact most women today hear little about them as a contraceptive option.
Many doctors will not insert them even if asked to.
Doctors at the Columbia/Presbyterian Medical Center Family Planning
Clinics in New York say that's a big mistake.
DR. CAROLYN WESTHOFF, CONTRACEPTION EXPERT, COLUMBIA-PRESBYTERIAN
MEDICAL CENTER, NEW YORK: WHEN WE STOPPED USING THE DALKON SHIELD PEOPLE
STOPPED USING ALL IUDS WELL THAT WAS REALLY A MISTAKE BECAUSE THE OTHER IUDS
DON'T HAVE THOSE PROBLEMS AND TODAY WE HAVE SEVERAL EXCELLENT IUDS THAT ARE
VERY SAFE VERY EFFECTIVE AND VERY CONVENIENT AND IT'S A SHAME THAT AMERICAN
WOMEN AREN'T USING THEM."
Around the world IUD's are widely used and widely accepted--in fact 90
million women use IUD's in other countries.
In the U.S. only 500-thousand women use them. Recent studies prove IUD's
are safe and experts in the field of contraception say they should not be
feared but rather accepted methods of birth control.
DR. ALLAN ROSENFIELD: THE CURRENT IUD'S ARE THE MOST MISUNDERSTOOD AND
UNDER-UTILIZED METHOD OF CONTRACEPTION THAT IS ACTUALLY AN OUTSTANDING METHOD
Most women, though, still worry about the risk of infection--the
biggest problem with the Dalkon Shield.
DR. CAROLYN WESTHOFF: WE'VE LEARNED OVER THE LAST TWENTY YEARS A LOT ABOUT
INFECTION RELATED PROBLEMS WITH THE IUD AND WHAT WE REALIZE NOW IS THAT A
LITTLE PIECE OF STERILE PLASTIC REALLY CAN'T GIVE ANYONE AN INFECTION THE
INFECTION HAS TO BE CAUGHT BY A SEXUAL PARTNER THE IMPORTANT THING IS TO MAKE
SURE THE WOMAN DOESN'T HAVE ANY INFECTION AT THE TIME OF INSERTION.
Given the history of the IUD and the reluctance of doctors in this
country to prescribe it---it may be some time before women in the U.S.
embrace this method of birth control.
Experts believe if women get the the most accurate information they will be
more likely to accept IUD's.
Dr. Emily Senay, for CBS News, New York.))
Frank Beamer's name is being kicked around as a candidate for head coach at
the University of Kentucky...Mike Stevens has the latest in tonight's Two
Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the Tuesday ticker!
You know in the past couple of years everytime a big time coaching job comes
open, it seems like Frank Beamer's name rises to the top of that particular
University's wish list.
This week is no different, as Beamer has become one of the first names
mentioned in connection with the soon to be vacant job at the University of
Roy Stanley has more on the situation from the Hokies weekly media gathering.
IN Q=FIRST AUDIO
SUPER=03-Lexington, KY; :00
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/This Morning; :12
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; 24
SUPER=04-October 12; :32
OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."
Beamer is just one several names being mentioned for the Kentucky job.
Some of the others include Howard Schnellenberger, East Carolina's Steve Logan
and Current Tennessee Offensive coordinator David Cutcliffe.
IN Q="I think...
((DAVID CUTCLIFFE/TENNESSEE OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR:))
SUPER=01-David Cutcliffe/Tennessee Offensive Coordinator; :00
PINNACLE BOARD 18075
And you can watch Cutcliffe's offense in action Saturday here on WDBJ as we
bring you the Tennessee-Alabama game from KNoxville at 3:30.
pinnacle board 18074
And right before that one, you can catch Syracuse battling Boston College in
the Big East.
And game three of the world series is set for tonight in Atlanta.
More on that coming your way tonight at six.
See you then.
take a break
North Carolina is known for it's racing but in Banner Elk, it wasn't the
SUPER=03-Banner Elk, NC;
These racers are Wooly Worms.
The Wooly Worm 500 is big business-- just like on the track every driver
needs a trailer, a sponsor and a strategy.
According to legend, the winner of the Woolly Worm Drag Race determines
this winter's weather, by the color of his orange and black racing stripes.
IN Q=the worm has been so great
SUPER=01-Roy Krege/Master of Ceremonies;
OUT Q=90 percent accuracy.
Last year the winning wooly worm was all black--
The winning critter this year says we can expect at least six weeks of snow.
(toss to ROBIN)
(ROBIN tosses to Jean)
Tonight on News-7 at Six we head down to the Fighting Ninth as we continue our
series of candidate profiles.
DOUBLE BOXES JEAN/TRACY
Tracy Altizer reacquaints us with incumbent democrat Rick Boucher.
Jean, Boucher is seeking anSUPER=@TRACY1;
eighth term in the Ninth District.
And he's sticking to the tactics that have worked for him before.
Call it a non- campaign.
He's sticking to the congressional events, as he calls them, showing up for
groundbreakings and announcements, rather than pounding the pavement for
Boucher says he makes those by holding more than 100 town meetings a year.
DOUBLE BOXES TRACY/JEAN
He says that makes him a man of the people as well as a force for progress.
We'll hear more about that at six.
We'll be watching Tracy--
Plus the region's first AND only local primetime newscast, NEWS-7 Primetime
tonight at 10 on WEFC.