News 7 at Five is next-
Will he stay or will he go?
Ross Perot talks about his plans for the Presidential race.
Crucial evidence is pulled from the water at the TWA crash site.
And there's a shortage of toilet paper at one Detroit High school- What's
Temperatures near 70 on a clear day. Looks like these above normal
temperatures will continue tomorrow.
On Health Check, putting to rest this debate--
Rival treatments for heart attack victims are equally effective.
This latest study compares angioplasty and clot-dissolving drugs.
((ROSS PEROT/PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: AM I IN THIS FOR THE LONG HAUL? YES. DO I
INTEND TO CAMPAIGN TIL THE BITTER END? YES.))
OUT Q=BITTER END? YES."
Ross Perot says he's in the Presidential Race to stay.
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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
Perot says he is NOT dropping out of the race despite behind the scenes
pleas from the Bob Dole Campaign.
He refused to talk about specific conversations though with Dole's Campaign
Instead the Reform Party Candidate says he's urging Americans's who've
served in the armed forces to vote for him.
((ROSS PEROT/PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: THIS IS A GROUP I'VE BEEN CLOSE TO FOR THE
LAST THIRTY YEARS. IF THEY WILL ANSWER THE BUGLE CALL ONE MORE TIME AND VOTE
FOR CHANGE WE CAN WIN.))
SUPER=01-Ross Perot/Reform Party Candidate;
OUT Q=we can win."
Bob Dole continued his campaign swing through the south- telling folks in
Pensacola, Florida his word is his bond.
President Clinton is also in the south- speaking in Birmingham Alabama.
Republican National Committee Chairman Haley Barbour kicked off the morning
In the hours before Ross Perot publicly rejected any offer from the Dole
campaign, Barbour told a Richmond fundraiser there's only one way President
Clinton can win.
According to Barbour, that's if Perot stays in the race and splits the
But new poll numbers from The Washington Post show Clinton has a 22 point
lead over Dole, and Perot with only eight percent.
About one-thousand people paid 75 dollars a plate to attend the breakfast
for Richmond Congressman Tom Bliley.
It also featured Senator John Warner.
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Divers have found two crucial bits of wreckage from the T-W-A crash off New
SUPER=03-Calverton, NY/File Tape;
A federal source says crews recovered two fuel probes from Flight 800.
Investigators are reportedly analyzing the badly damaged devices to see if
they could have malfunctioned and caused the center fuel tank to explode.
The Boeing 747 has seven fuel probes in the center tank.
One was recovered several weeks ago, but did not yield anything unusual.
A bomb threat forced students and teachers out of 24 high schools in the
Police said school officials got a phone call saying a bomb would go off
at noon- but the caller did not say at which school.
School administrators then set off the fire drills at all 24 high schools
to evacuate the buildings.
The deadline passed, with no device found, and no explosion.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Here's what's next on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- a fight at a Southside High School
lands a few students in court.
And they may not look like much to some, but they're considered endangered
places in the Roanoke Valley-- now a group is trying to save them.
On Health Check, imagine waking up from surgery, and hearing "Coffee,
It appears many patients come to-- in withdrawal.....we'll hear how they
may get a caffeine fix.
Also coming up a former Friday Football Extra Star is making his mark at
Mike has the story in tonight's Ticker...so stick around.
After listening to four full days of testimony, the jury is expected to
begin deliberating the fate of Ben Lilly tomorrow.
Lilly is on trial for capital murder, abduction, carjacking and robbery in
He's charged in the death of a Virginia Tech student last December.
Today the defense tried to prove that another man, Gary Barker was the more
Several witnesses testified they saw Barker AND Lilly's younger brother
Mark handling guns in the hours before the shooting, however none of them saw
Ben Lilly actually HOLDING a weapon.
Barker has already pled guilty, and Mark Lilly's trial is set for next
Three students were arrested at Halifax County High School this morning after
a fight broke out on school grounds.
18- year old Craig Powell was the first to be brought in and charged with
disorderly conduct at school.
18- year old Michael Ewing and a juvenile were also charged.
Authorities still don't know what sparked the fight-- there were actually
three fights going on at the same time.
IN Q=Most of
SUPER=01-Maj. Ray Link/Halifax Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :00
OUT Q=care of.
Craig Powell is still behind bars.
Authorities also arrested a juvenile this afternoon for possesion of
marijuana on school grounds.
The National Memorial in honor of D-Day it taking on new dimensions.
Along with more expansive plans comes a higher price tag.
The 150-thousand dollars the Virginia General Assembly appropriated last
March is just two-percent of the eight million dollar total cost.
In addition to the monument to be built on a hillside behind Bedford
Elementary School, plans NOW call for an education center to go along with it.
The D-Day Foundation Director hopes to bring home the tale of 66-hundred
Americans who died on the Normandy Beaches of France.
IN Q=Each of
((RICHARD BURROW/D-DAY FOUNDATION DIRECTOR: EACH ONE OF THOSE MEN WAS A PART OF
A HOUSEHOLD, AND EACH HOUSEHOLD WAS A PART OF A COMMUNITY. AND WHAT WAS THE
IMPACT BACK HOME, NOT ONLY ON THE BATTLE FRONT ITSELF, BUT BACK HOME IN THE
SUPER=01-Richard Burrow/D-Day Foundation Director
OUT Q=the United States.
They hope to dedicate the memorial on D-Day, 1999.
October is Physical Therapy Month-- so we sent Patrick out to see how to
(Patrick ad lib)
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Some of the area's most historical sites are in trouble.
That's according to the Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation.
The group has prepared a list of the 10 most endangered places here locally.
Some of them include the old Shenandoah Hotel in downtown Roanoke and the
Stokes House on Plantation Road in Roanoke County.
Foundation members say it's important for the public to be aware of the
condition of some of these sites.
IN Q=It's to
((RUSTY PRITCHETT/ROANOKE VALLEY PRESERVATION FOUNDATION: IT'S TO TRY AND PUT
SOME PROGRAMS TOGETHER AND DEVELOP COMMUNITY SUPPORT TO AVERT THE LOSS OF THESE
STRUCTURES OR PLACES. ))
SUPER=01-Rusty Pritchett/Preservation Foundation;
OUT Q=or places
Here's a look at the complete list of endangered places according to the
The Norfolk and Western General Office Buildings, Southeast City
Neighborhoods, the City Cemetery on Tazewell Avenue... and Mountain Views.
As we mentioned earlier the Stokes House and the old Shenandoah Hotel.
The Harris Farmstead located in the Back Creek section of Roanoke County,
the Burke Cabin in Salem and Roanoke River Headwaters.
SUPER=330-Clear And/Chilly/40-42/Mostly Sunny/Light Wind/68-70;
SUPER=331-Clear Skies/Light Winds/40-43/Sunny Skies/Light Winds/70-73;
SUPER=332-Clear And/Chilly/35-39/Partly Sunny/Light Wind/63-66;
SUPER=333-Clear Skies/Light Wind/32-35/Sunny And/Pleasant/64-68;
SUPER=334-Clear Skies/Light Frost/34-36/Afternoon/Cloudiness/62-65;
health music under
Stick around-- some parents picket over paper-- toilet paper that is...
And on Health Check, one mother's (----------------)
struggle to get treatment for her 25 year old son with schizophrenia.
But first she has to find him.
Like many with this debilitating disorder, he doesn't realize he's sick.
IN Q=I just want
((I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYTHING THAT CAN BE DONE IS GETTING DONE.
AND I UNDERSTAND THAT THERE'S MORE IN THE WORLD THAN THE SEARCH FOR MICHEAL
COCHRAN, ALTHOUGH IT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT SEARCH IN THE WORLD FOR ME.))
OUT Q=in the world for me.
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Researchers have put to rest the question of which of two treatments for
heart attack works best.
The two treatments tested were clot-busting drugs and angioplasty-- surgery
that unclogs blocked arteries.
And both treatments work about the same.
There was no difference in mortality or long-term follow-up between the
But there was a difference in cost-- clot busting drugs were about
three-thousand dollars cheaper than angioplasty.
A hormone found in the urine of pregnant women appears to stop the growth
of a common cancer found in AIDS patients.
Karposis Sarcoma lesions affect up to 30 percent of AIDS patients, and
cause purplish lesions on the skin.
Lesions in ten out of 12 patients disappeared when they received an
injection of chorionic gondana-tropin-- a hormone made during early pregnancy.
The study is published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
One out of every one-hundred Americans suffers from schizophrenia-- a
debilitating biological brain disease.
Typically, it first strikes people between the ages of 18 and 25.
The symptoms can be extremely troubling-- from hearing voices and paranoia
to delusional thinking.
Medication has helped many patients-- but there are side effects.
Take the story of Linda Cochran, whose son Micheal stopped his treatment--
and ran away.
Linda has put her life on hold, to get him back.
IN Q=He hears voices
((LINDA COCHRAN/MOTHER OF SCHIZOPHRENIA PATIENT: HE HEARS VOICES, JUST AS IF
YOU HAD A RADIO PLUGGED INTO YOUR EAR AND YOU WERE LISTENING TO A STATION THAT
YOU DIDN'T WANT TO LISTEN TO, HE'S HEARING THAT ON A 24-HOUR, SEVEN DAY A WEEK
BASIS. HE HEARS THIS STUFF IN HIS BRAIN. ))
SUPER=01-Linda Cochran/Mother of Schizophrenia Patient; :
OUT Q=in his brain.
Yet Michael doesn't believe he's sick, like half of the nation's
two-million schizophrenics, so he doesn't take his medicine.
Tonight "48 Hours" will feature Linda Cochran's struggle to get Michael
That segment airs at 10 p.m. here on WDBJ-7.
Here's a switch.
A modified form of nicotine may one day help prevent Alzheimer's Disease.
A Study by Case Western Reserve University finds that a nicotine-like
compound may stop the formation of plaque in the brain.
That plaque is the hallmark of Alzheimer's Disease.
The finding is based only on test-tube research, but scientists hope to
design a drug that has the benefits of nicotine without its already-established
They do stress that it would be a bad idea to take up smoking, in order to
prevent Alzheimer's Disease.
If you've ever suffered a sports injury, been in a car accident, or had a
stroke, you've probably seen a physical therapist.
DOUBLE BOX CONNIE/PATRICK
Since October is Physical Therapy month, Patrick Evans decided to look in
on one local therapy group to find out more about the work they do.
SUPER=01-Cathy Carroll/Brambleton Physical Therapy;
DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/CONNIE
Caffeine drinkers often get withdrawal headaches after surgery. But
researchers say they have come up with a solution--- IV caffeine before
Caffeine stops the headache experienced by 25 percent of patients
used to getting a daily dose of caffeine.
The researchers say this could prevent post-surgery headaches in one and a
half million people.
A former Jefferson Forest player who also made the highlights of Friday
Football Extra is helping the Defense at U-V-A.
Mike Stevens has more on Anthony Poindexter in tonight's Two Minute Ticker
Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the Thursday ticker.
And the clock is all of sudden ticking on the Atlanta Braves.
Last night the Braves took a six to nothing lead and appeared to be on their
way to taking a 3 games to one lead in the best of seven series.
But the Yankees came back tied the game and then won it when Steve Avery
walked Wade Boggs with the bases loaded.
Yanks win 8-to-6 to tie the series.
Game five is set for tonight back in Atlanta.
Two of the best defenses in the country will meet saturday when Virginia and
Florida State battle.
Anthony Poindexter is one of the Cavs big hitters. But Steve Mason says,
it's how he uses what's INSIDE his head that has been impressive.
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SUPER=03-Charlottesville/November 2, 1995; :00
SUPER=01-Anthony Poindexter/UVa Safety; :12
SUPER=04-Saturday/Wolfpack vs. Cavaliers; :24
SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Head Coach; :43(QUICK!!!!)
OUT Q=...News 7 sports"
((Anthony Poindexter exploded onto the defensive scene last year when he and
Adrian Burnim to prevent Florida State tailback Warrick Dunn from crossing the
The safety is third on the team in tackles with 45. His glare and hitting
power are imposing. But the wrap on Anthony was that his love for the crunch
also, at times, distracted him from covering receivers. Anthony answered some
of his cover critics against N.C. State, where he pulled down 3 of his team
leading 4 interceptions.
Poindexter and the rest of his covermen will have their hands full saturday.
Florida State's two deep threats are back in E.G. Green and Andre Cooper. Steve
Mason, News 7 sports"))
And coming up at six, Roy Stanley checks in from the Big South conference's
basketball media day in Lynchburg, plus we'll preview this weekend's big Rugby
tournament out at Green Hill Park.
Have a good night everybody.
take a break
Many school systems may feel behind the times when they lack the latest
school supplies-- but in Detroit, the Public Schools are short on toilet paper.
It's a serious issue, one that has parents picketing outside their
The administration apparently decided to ration toilet paper and other
paper goods to prevent unruly students from stuffing toilets and clogging
Some teachers provide their students tissues when nature calls, others have
their own stash.
IN Q=my daughter
((MY DAUGHTER...THAT'S OUTRAGEOUS.))
OUT Q=THAT;S OUTRAGEOUS.
Parents were told there isn't enough toilet paper for the city's
170-thousand students....but a hidden camera found more than enough paper goods
in a men's room at the school's administration building.
(toss to ROBIN)
(ROBIN tosses to Jean)
Tonight at six we round out our political profiles from the "Fightin
DOUBLE BOXES JEAN/Keith
Keith Humphry tells us about Independent candidate Tom Roberts.
Jean the Blacksburg engineer has picked up some tips from Ross Perot...
everything from visual aids to analogies...and Roberts shares many of the
same views, especially when it comes to handling the deficit.
DOUBLE BOXES KEITH/JEAN
Len Besthoff has more from Tom Roberts in 30-minutes on NEWS-7 at SIX.
Plus the region's first AND only local primetime newscast, NEWS-7 Primetime
tonight at 10 on WEFC.