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U-S troops will stay in Bosnia longer.
While other forces leave the U-S for Central Africa.
And if you're one of those folks who has a Holdren's warranty, we have an
update for you.
Ready for a nice weekend weatherwise? Will will have the details in just a
On Health Check, a Lynchburg restaurant has shut down-- after reports of
We'll have details on this food-borne illness.
((GEN. JOHN SHALIKASHVILI/CHAIRMAN JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF: IT IS NOW THE INTENT
FOR THE MISSION TO END IN JUNE OF 1998 AND SHORTLY THEREAFTER FOR THE TROOPS TO
OUT Q=TROOPS TO WITHDRAW.
Pentagon brass announce U-S troops will stay in Bosnia.
GRAPHIC=news-7 at five
Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
U-S officials say troops have accomplished the mission of separating and
disarming warring parties.
But they warn the peace mission is not over.
((WILLIAM PERRY/DEFENSE SECRETARY: THE CONDITIONS FOR PEACE STILL DO NOT EXIST
IN BOSNIA AND THERE'S STILL THE DANGER THAT IF OUR FORCES WERE TO LEAVE BOSNIA
NEXT MONTH THAT THE WAR WOULD RESUME.))
SUPER=01-William Perry/Defense Secretary;
OUT Q=WAR WOULD RESUME."
Perry says a new stabilization force will be required- that involves
different soldiers under different leaders.
Meanwhile U-S troops are set to go to Central Africa.
SUPER=03-Fairchild AFB, WA;
Five tanker planes and 150 air crews bagn leaving Fairchild Air Force Base
They'll take part in a Canadian led force.
The joint mission is aimed at taking food and medicine to some one million
((THE WORLDS MOST POWERFUL NATION MUST NOT TURN ITS BACK ON SO MANY DESPERATE
PEOPLE AND SO MANY INNOCENT CHILDREN WHO ARE NOW AT RISK.))
OUT Q=ARE NOW AT RISK."
President Clinton says before giving the green light he will do everything
in his power to minimize the risks to U-S forces.
Holdren's appliance stores are gone, but its warranty holders have not been
Virginia's Office of Consumer Affairs says it's stepping up its efforts to
help consumers stuck with service contracts that are not being honored.
The trouble began last summer when Crenshaw T-V and Appliance Company
acquired the assets of Holdren's, but NOT its liabilities.
The state says 860 people have sent in complaints on the matter.
Crenshaw is offering discounts to the contract holders, but not the original
deal they had with Holdren's.
Texaco says it just settled a half BILLION-dollar race discrimination suit.
A lawyer for the plaintiffs says terms will be announced at a Washington
news conference this evening.
The oil company acted today, less than two weeks after reports that top
executives used racial slurs in a tape-recorded meeting.
Some 15-hundred black employees had brought the suit.
Thieves made off with a car in New Jersey- with a baby in the backseat.
The child was left in a car when the mother went into a restaurant for
When the woman came out- her car was gone with the baby inside.
Tiffany Winfield left her eleven-month old in the car with the motor on, to
keep her warm.
After a day of searching, authorities found the baby safe inside the stolen
((TIFFANY WINFIELD/BABY'S MOTHER: IT WAS GREAT. I FELT GOOD. I'M JUST READY TO
GO GET MY BABY NOW.))
SUPER=01-Tiffany Winfield/Baby's Mother; quick
OUT Q=GO GET MY BABY NOW."
Police say two men stole the car probably not realizing the baby was in
There's still no sign of the car thieves.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Here's what's next on NEWS-7 at FIVE--
It's been one year since new welfare laws were enforced in the
Commonwealth-- so how's the reform working?
And several women are checking out VMI this weekend, to see if they want to
be part of the first co-ed class.
Plus on Health Check, an important new discovery in the treatment of
Parkinson's Disease-- the degenerative nerve disorder.
Also coming up-- major flood relief is on the way for residents in Garden
That story and much more-- next on NEWS-7 at FIVE.
Help is on the way for residents of Garden City.
Today, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced a grant of almost
two million dollars to purchase flood- prone homes and businesses there.
The Roanoke neighborhood has been hit with high water repeatedly.
The federal money, along with state and local funds will be used to
purchase 42 structures.
The buyouts are voluntary.
Health officials are trying to figure out the cause of a gasoline leak in
Complaints surfaced a few days ago at the Daleville exit of Interstate 81.
Apparently fumes were seeping through air vents inside a number of
Officials now believe the fuel is getting into the county's sewage system...
but at this point they haven't been able to pinpoint the source.
IN Q=If we
((KURT HODGEN/BOTETOURT COUNTY DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS: IF WE FIND IN OUR
MONITORING THE SEAR LINES THAT WE HAVE A BREAK OR CRACK, THAN OBVIOUSLY WE WILL
IMMEDIATELY MAKE THE REPAIR. IF WE DON'T FIND ANY BREAKS, THEN WE CAN NARROW
OUR SEARCH DOWN TO A FEW OF THE BUSINESSES IN THE AREA. ))
SUPER=01-Kurt Hodgen/Botetourt Co. Public Works;
OUT Q=the area
Hodgen says the area poses little to no threat, and doesn't believe the
sewage system is damaged.
GRAPHIC=welfare in va
The Allen Administration is taking credit for a year of success under the
state's bi-partisan welfare reform law.
Among the statistics, four-thousand welfare recipients are now working for
They've earned over 2-point-7 million dollars in wages.
SOT TAPE ONE 13:06:11
IN Q=We can
((ROBERT METCALF/HEALTH & HUMAN RESOURCES SECRETARY: WE CAN SILENCE THE
CRITICS WHO SAID THAT WE WEREN'T PRO-FAMILY, WE WEREN'T PRO-WORK, AND WE
WEREN'T PRO-TAXPAYER, AND WE COULDN'T DO ALL THOSE THINGS AT THE SAME TIME.))
SUPER=01-Robert Metcalf/Health & Human Resources Secretary;
OUT Q=same time.
One recipient appeared to surprise the administration with her comments.
Terri Jenkins says she had trouble completing her LPN degree because she had
to apply for 32 other jobs to keep her benefits while she went to school.
IN Q=If you
((TERRI JENKINS/MADISON CO. RESIDENT: IF YOU GO IN AND FILL OUT AN APPLICATION
AND THEY OFFER YOU A JOB, YOU HAVE TO TAKE IT. I DON'T THINK THAT SHOULD BE
THE CASE IF PEOPLE ARE IN THE EDUCATIONAL, TRYING TO LEARN HOW TO GET AN ABOVE
MINIMUM WAGE JOB. IF YOU TAKE THAT JOB, THAT'S GONNA TAKE AWAY FROM THE TIME
THAT YOU STUDY.))
SUPER=01-Terri Jenkins/Madison Co. Resident;
OUT Q=you study.
Social Services Commissioner Clarence Carter promised to keep "tweaking the
A high school senior from Monterey turned in her application today to be
among the first women in the class of 2001 at Virginia Military Institute.
Jennifer Jolin hasn't decided for sure that she wants to go to V-M-I.
She DOES know she wants to be a doctor.
The 17-year old Highland High School senior says she's also considering
James Madison and the University of Virginia.
IN Q=If I decide
((JENNIFER JOLIN/HIGHLAND HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR: IF I DECIDE TOP GO HERE, I'VE
DECIDED TO GO INTO THE MILITARY AFTERWARDS AND HOPEFULLY THEY'LL HELP ME PAY
SUPER=01-Jennifer Jolin/Highland HS Senior
OUT Q=pay for school.
Only about 15-percent of V-M-I cadets accept a commission as active-duty
officers upon graduation.
Jen will spend the rest of the weekend in the barracks with more than a
dozen other young women who are scoping out the school... now that V-M-I has
begun recruiting women.
She's the NINTH woman to actually file a formal application.
Brooke Elliott from (PA-cosin) Poquoson was the first.
This was her first official visit today. She's considering attending one of
the U-S military service academies... but she says: "I haven't been accepted
It's not hard to let good eating habits get away from you and gain extra
But there are safe places, to help you learn how to eat right and lose
(Patrick ad lib)
stocks bump next
Five organizations in Western Virginia are joining forces to shed more
light on the history of native americans.
The groups announced their collaboration today at the Wolf Creek Indian
Village and Museum in Bland County.
By working together, the four museums and the Archeological Society of
Virginia hope to learn more about native american culture in western Virginia.
They also hope to do a better job of telling the story.
IN Q=We all have a piece
((GEORGE SCHAEFFER/WOLF CREEK INDIAN VILLAGE: WE ALL HAVE A PIECE OF THE PUZZLE
AND THE PUZZLE IS WHO WERE THE INDIANS AND WHERE DID THEY GO AND BY ALL OF US
COMING TOGETHER WE CAN PUT OUR DATA TOGETHER AND WE CAN ALSO PUT OUR DOLLARS
SUPER=01-George Schaeffer/Wolf Creek Indian Village;
OUT Q=our dollars together.
The other groups include the Virginia Museum of Natural History in
Martinsville, the Science Museum of Western Virginia in Roanoke, and the Crab
Orchard Museum in Tazewell County.
THREE SHOT TOSS TO ROBIN
SUPER=330-Clear With Near/Record Cold/18-20/Sunny Skies/Wind NE-10/43-45;
SUPER=331-Clear & Cold/Wind Light/20-24/Sunny Skies/Wind NE-10/44-46;
SUPER=332-Clear & Cold/Wind SE-10/14-18/Sunny Skies/Wind SE-10/43-46;
SUPER=333-Clear And/Very Cold/10-15/Sunny Skies/Wind E-10/40-45;
SUPER=334-Clear And/Cold/14-18/Sunny Skies/Wind SE-10/43-46;
health music under
Stil to come-- Mike has a Friday Football preview coming up in his Two
On Health Check--The diet drug Leptin, a protein, has been studied for
some 15 years.
Now, researchers are concerned volunteers taking it may be getting more
than they bargained for with it.
health bump next
Public health officials in Lynchburg have traced an outbreak of salmonella
poisoning back to a Hill City restaurant.
Eleven people have tested positive for the salmonella bacteria, and
apparently one remains hospitalized from complications.
Authorities traced the source back to Jumbo's Family Restaurant on Route 460
It's believed the ingredients in a shipment of macaroni and cheese COULD be
Jumbo's owners voluntarily closed the restaurant last week and hope to
re-open sometime next week.
This is the first widespread outbreak of salmonella poisoning in the
Lynchburg area in more than a year.
Salmonella causes nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, fever and
headaches-- with the symptoms most severe in infants and the elderly.
For most people, salmonella is a short-lived gastro-intestinal event.
But it can cause complications for infants, the elderly or those with
compromised immune systems.
A portion of the Lewis- Gale Clinic in Salem has been acquired by a
Tennessee health firm.
Phycor (FI--CORE) of Nashville announced that it has acquired certain assets
of the Lewis- Gale Clinic for an undisclosed price.
Phycor has also entered into a long term service agreement with the medical
Phycor describes itself as a physician practice management company.
It currently operates 44 clinics in 25 states.
Scientists have discovered the location of a gene that may play a role in
some cases of Parkinson's Disease, a degenerative nerve disorder.
IN Q=We believe that
((DR. ZACH HALL/INSTITUTE OF NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS & STROKE: WE BELIEVE THAT
THESE STUDIES MARK THE DAWN OF A NEW DAY IN RESEARCH ON PARKINSON'S DISEASE.
THEY SHOW THAT MOLECULAR GENETICS, ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL TOOLS IN THE
ARSENAL OF MODERN BIOLOGY CAN NOW BE BROUGHT TO BEAR ON THE PROBLEMS OF THIS
SUPER=01-Dr. Zach Hall/Inst. of Neurological Disorders; :
OUT Q=terrible disease.
Parkinson's is a movement disorder which causes tremors-- the disease
costs the nation some six-BILLION dollars each year.
Cardio- Pulmonary- Resuscitation is a lifesaver, but the fear of AIDS and
other infectious diseases can discourage people from lending aid during an
Now devices are coming to the market that are designed to reduce the risk.
One of those products is called the "Breath of Life," a manual device that
eliminates the need for mouth- to- mouth resuscitation.
Gordon Cox of Zee Service Company has been selling the resuscitator to
businesses, but believes the "Breath of Life" device could be useful to others.
IN Q=It could be used by anybody
((GORDON COX/ZEE SERVICE COMPANY: IT COULD BE USED BY ANYBODY IN THE PUBLIC, IN
THE HOME, IN A CHURCH, IN THE TRUNK OF A CAR WOULDN'T HURT. THEY'RE NOT THAT
EXPENSIVE. IF YOU EVER USED IT ONCE IT CERTAINLY PAYS FOR ITSELF.))
SUPER=01-Gordon Cox/Zee Service Company;
OUT Q=pays for itself.
The Breath of Life Resuscitator comes with an instructional video and sells
for 109 dollars 95 cents.
A natural protein that looked like a weight-control miracle may help cause
The protein is called leptin.
It became famous last year when studies showed it caused extremely obese
mice to lose weight.
But now a lab in Israel has found that leptin may play a role in
development of Type Two diabetes, which frequently strikes obese adults.
Researchers suggest clinical studies with leptin proceed with caution.
The Holidays can be a tough time for people who are watching their weight,
and even for people who aren't.
DOUBLE BOX Connie/PATRICK
Today Patrick Evans goes to the experts at Weight Watchers to find out how
you can win the Battle of Bulge during the festive food season.
SUPER=01-JoAnna White/Weight Watchers Leader;
(ROLL OVER INTERVIEW)
DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/Connie
Time now for sports-- and almost time for our Friday Football Extra crews to
hit the gridiron...
Here's Mike Stevens with a preview in tonight's Two Minute TIcker..
Welcome to the Friday afternoon ticker everybody.
The folks at Salem stadium had a rude welcome to the day this morning when
they arrived at work.
Last night vandals broke into the stadium and and went on a graffiti binge.
Tonight Salem hosts Northside in the region 3, division four semi-finals.
And whoever was in the charge of the spray can let everybody know he or she
is not a Salem fan.
The vandals also tried to spray paint Northside on the grass, but ran out of
paint before they could complete the job.
Stadium manager Scott Sampson and his crew spent all day cleaning up the
mess. They first tried a jet sprayer, but ended up having to use three coats
A report has been filed with the police, and principals at both schools have
No Vandalism, but a lot of excitement in Moneta tonight as Staunton River
makes it first ever appearance in the regionals against Lord Botetourt.
Double Box MIke & Steve
Steve Mason now joins us from the field along with Eagles head coach Bob
Steve Full Screen
SUPER=01-Bob Gray/Staunton River Head Coach; :00
Steve will adlib two question interview with B-roll rolled from the station
over part of the second answer.
Steve will wrap up interview and toss to the FFE ROLL on ENG#
IN Q=MUSIC UP FULL
OUT Q=...LOGO COME FULL.
Roy Stanley will be here at six, with your college game day previews.
I hope to see you tonight at 11:35.
Have a safe weekend everybody.
take a break
They're a tradition in Holland- the customary Wooden shoes.
But the future of this footwear may be in danger.
The wooden shoe has long been the working man's boot in Holland- In fact
some construction workers still don their clogs today.
But Dutch safety officals declared the traditional shoes unsuitable for
And even souvenir sales of these colorful shoes have gone down.
So far no shoe factories have closed down- but there is talk of layoffs.
toss to robin
(toss to ROBIN)
That's it for NEWS-7 at FIVE-- for more news later tonight--
check out the region's first local primetime newscast, NEWS-7 Primetime with
Connie Stevens-- tonight at 10 on WEFC.
Thanks for watching-- Goodnight.