17:00-01

News-Heads

ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#news heads
GRAPHIC=none


Coming up on NEWS 7 at FIVE:
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The battle over who gets to spend more money for Conrail- -Norfolk- Southern OR C-S-X... is now in COURT.
And the final minutes of Valujet 592- -some of the last, desperate words as the plane goes down.
(----------------)



Wx-Heads
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


A few more hours of rain showers but the clouds will stick around for a few days. Forecast details straight ahead.

MEDICAL-HEADS


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=CST
TAPE#MED HEADS
GRAPHIC=NONE


On Health Check, another six people have tested positive for salmonella poisoning in the Lynchburg area.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Plus, a fight is brewing today...over the safety of aspertame, better known as nutrasweet.
(----------------)

2-SHOT
ANCHOR=Jean
(ad lib)



Video-Open


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=amo
TAPE#video open
GRAPHIC=NONE
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Norfolk Southern travels to the city of Brotherly Love to ask a federal judge to block the C-S-X plan to merge with Conrail.
(----------------)



5-RAIL-MERGER


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=LBE
TAPE#596-31
GRAPHIC=NEWS-7 AT FIVE


Good Afternoon, I'm Keith Humphry. Jean Jadhon is off tonight.
SS=rail merger


The fight between two Virginia railroads for Conrail has gone from the boardroom to the courtroom.
Norfolk-Southern, one of the largest employers in our area, took its case before a judge in Philadelphia today.
double boxes Len/Keith


Len Besthoff is in Philadelphia tonight at our C-B-S affiliate station with the latest.
SUPER=@Len1;
SUPER=22-Philadelphia;
(ad lib)
(Roll cue: "...a lot more for the railroad.")
(/////SOT/////)
SOT **TIGHT IN**
IN Q=THEY DONT HAVE
SUPER=01-John Coffee/NS Expert Witness;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=VOTED DOWN.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Philadelphia; :00
SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape; :15
RUNS=:18
vo out= to be heard
LIVE=len full
SUPER=22-Philadelphia;
(len ad lib)
double boxes Keith/Len
(Why does Norfolk Southern want Conrail so badly?)


5-Pulaski-Fatal


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=tal
TAPE#596-32
GRAPHIC=fatal accident


A brother and sister were killed in a car accident on their way to Pulaski County High School this morning.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;


State police say 18 year- old Christopher Yonce pulled from a crossover on route 11 into the path of an oncoming pickup truck.
Yonce was pronounced dead at Pulaski Community Hospital.
His 15 year- old sister Stephanie Yonce died at the scene.
The accident happened around 8-15.
The driver of the pickup sustained minor injuries.
School officials have assembled a team of counselors to help students deal with the loss.
(----------------)



5-Valujet


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#net-a
GRAPHIC=plane crash inv


The terror of a passenger jet going down in flames over the Florida Everglades.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Florida Everglades/May 11;


A transcript of the cockpit voice recording illustrates the panic that enveloped the passenger cabin in the flight's final minutes last May.
The National Transportation Safety Board released transcripts of the eight-minute recording at a hearing today.
A man in the passenger cabin is heard screaming "we're on fire." Women are heard repeatedly crying "fire! fire! fire!"
Flight attendants tried desperately to deal with the situation in the smoke-filled cabin.
One can be heard telling the flight crew, "We need oxygen, we can't get oxygen back there."
All 110 people aboard ValuJet flight 592 died when it plunged into the Florida Everglades.
(----------------)



5-Sexual Harrassment


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#net-c
GRAPHIC=legal scales


A 90-minute meeting with military officials, made some congresswomen hopeful the Army will get to the bottom of its recent sex scandal.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC;


The congresswomen say the Army has agreed to consider making permanent its hotline for complaints and will also consider creating an "ombudswoman" to whom female soldiers could take their grievances.
The group of Republican and Democratic congresswomen say they also plan to visit Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland, where female recruits have accused some drill instructors of sex crimes.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=HOLD


New York Republican Susan Molinari says the Army has "a culture that needs to be changed."

tease#1


HARD MUSIC UNDER


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=amo
TAPE#tease 1
GRAPHIC=NONE


Here's what's next on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- a former C-I-A official is charged with selling top-secret information to the Russians--
(----------------)
VO-NAT


And deer hunting season is underway-- did the damp weather prevent hunters from trying to bag a buck?
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Connie


Nurses at Carilion are still talking to union organiziers.
We'll have the story on Health Check. 2-SHOT
Anchor=Keith


Also coming up- the color of the Mill Mountain Star was up for debate at City Council today.
ANCHOR=Connie


That story and the Two Minute Ticker when NEWS-7 at FIVE returns. cc sponsor

5-CIA


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#NET-B
GRAPHIC=NONE


A 16-year-veteran at the C-I-A, Harold Nicholson, has been arrested.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC;


He appeared in court today to face charges of spying in exchange for at least 100-thousand dollars.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 15:05:15
IN Q=This defendant is

((LOUIS FREEH/FBI DIRECTOR: THE DEFENDANT IS CHARGED WITH PASSING HIGHLY- SENSITIVE INFORMATION TO RUSSIAN OFFICIALS. AMONG OTHER THINGS, HE IS ALLEGED TO HAVE PROVIDED THEM WITH THE IDENTITIES OF VARIOUS CIA OFFICIALS WHO WORKED- -OR WERE ASSIGNED TO LOCATIONS- -OVERSEAS, INCLUDING MOSCOW.))
SUPER=01-Louis Freeh/FBI Director;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=including Moscow.
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


The C-I-A says Nicholson endangered the lives of those C-I-A officers, as well as their contacts overseas.

5-Deer-Season


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=spr
TAPE#596-33
GRAPHIC=HUNTING SEASON


Wet weather may be to blame for a slow start to General Firearms Season.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


Traditionally, the Old Mill Country Store in Botetourt County is one of the busiest check points in the state.
In fact last year, 230 deer were brought in on the first day.
But officials from the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries say that mark will not be matched.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 10:55:57
IN Q=It could be

((DAVE STEFFEN/VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF GAME AND INLAND FISHERIES: IT COULD BE THE DEER AREN'T MOVING TODAY IN PARTICULAR BECAUSE OF THE RAIN. HUNTERS MAY NOT BE OUT BECAUSE OF THE RAIN A LITTLE BIT. ))
SUPER=01-Dave Steffen/Va. Dept. of Game & Inland Fisheries;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=little bit
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Steffen says the decrease may also be in part to an early muzzleloading season which ended Saturday.
As for the GENERAL FIREARMS SEASON... it runs through November 30th.
(----------------)



5-Campbell-Supes


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#596-34
GRAPHIC=d-day memorial


With six million dollars to raise over the next two years, organizers of the national D-Day memorial are hitting the bricks looking for support.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Rustburg;


The foundation presented its plans to the Campbell County board of supervisors today.
Several other area localities already have committed funds to the project.
Supporters say the project's recent Congressional approval should help attract more donations.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 13:36:18
IN Q=With that success

((RICHARD BURROW/D-DAY MEMORIAL EXEC. DIRECTOR: WITH THAT SUCCESS BEHIND US WE NOW FEEL WE CAN ABSOLUTELY MOVE OUT ON A NATIONAL BASIS AND EVEN INTERNATIONAL BASIS, WITH CONTACTS IN FRANCE, ENGLAND AND CANADA PARTICULARLY, TO HELP RAISE THE FUNDING THAT WE'RE GOING TO NEED TO BUILD THIS EIGHT MILLION DOLLAR MEMORIAL COMPLEX WHICH INCLUDES AN EDUCATION CENTER.))
SUPER=01-Richard Burrow/D-Day Memorial Executive Director; :00
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=an education center.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The D-Day memorial is scheduled to be dedicated in June, 1999.
(----------------)



tease#2



ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=amo
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


The goal is to raise ten TONS this year-- we're talking about tons of food and toys for Total Action Against Poverty throughout our region.
(//////////////)
(Patrick ad lib)
SUPER=21-Patrick Evans;

stocks bump next

5-FOOD-DRIVE


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=FIVE
WRITER=PEV
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE
SUPER=21-Patrick Evans;


Last year WREL Radio in Lexington raised over six tons of food, toys and clothing for needy families throughout the Rockbridge County area.
So this year the station is at it again, with guests like Rick Mast, and country music stars Bruce Allen and Keith Bryant. DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/RICK MAST
Rick Mast, who is helping out with this toy & food drive for a second year joins us now.
SUPER=06-Lexington;
SUPER=01-Rick Mast/Remington Racing;
SUPER=01-Bruce Allen/Singer;


(Rick, you are very involved in your hometown, tell me about this particular effort.
You have some time off from racing now as you prepare for next season with a new sponsor--Care to help us out as a cub reporter?
Who are the special musical guests there with you today?
Rick, tell me about your situation for next year?
Rick, we're out of time, but I want to say thanks to you, Bruce & Keith for joining us, and more importantly, doing such a good deed in your own community today...)
SUPER=06-Lexington

DOUBLE BOX RICK MAST/PATRICK
(patrick tosses robin)

Forecasts
SUPER=#565;
SUPER=X5000;
SUPER=330-Periods Of/Rain Early/45-48/Cloudy Skies/Wind NW-10/52-54;
SUPER=331-Rain Showers/Light Winds/45-48/Cloudy Skies/Wind NW-10/52-54;
SUPER=332-Rain & Fog/Calm Wind/42-44/Clouds And/Drizzle/48-50;
SUPER=333-Rain Ending/Light Winds/40-45/Variable Clouds/Wind NW-10/48-50;
SUPER=334-Rain Ending/Dense Fog/40-42/Clouds And/Drizzle/48-50;
SUPER=X5001;
tease#3


health music under


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=amo
TAPE#tease 3
GRAPHIC=NONE


Stick around-- the Roanoke Express enjoys a three-game winning streak--so what's the secret of their recent success?
Anchor=Connie


On Health Check, science has come a long way in fourteen years....
(----------------)
VO-NAT


We'll have the latest on man-made hearts-- they're now coming in pretty close to the real thing.
It's the first of a two-part look at modern cardiac care.
(--------------)

health bump next

5-Salmonella


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#596-41
GRAPHIC=food safety


Six more people have tested positive for salmonella poisoning in central Virginia.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


So far 17- people, including six employees at the Jumbo Family Restaurant in Lynchburg have been affected by the virus.
Health officials say it's possible either a macaroni and cheese dish or gravy served at the restaurant may have been the source of the poisoning.
Jumbo's reopened today on a limited basis after voluntarily closing its doors when the outbreak was reported.
(----------------)



5-Carilion


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=five
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#596-37
GRAPHIC=carilion


Union leaders say their effort to organize workers at Carilion Health System continues to gather steam.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Officials from the Service Employees International Union are back in town for their third visit in six weeks.
One of at least two unions to hold informational meetings here, S-E-I-C hopes to represent nurses and other health- care workers at Carilion.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=We're very strong.

((DENNIS O'CONNELL/SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION: WE'RE VERY STRONG. WE'RE HOPING WE'LL HAVE ENOUGH PEOPLE TO PARTICIPATE AS FAR AS JOINING THE CAMPAIGN AND THEN WHAT WE WILL DO IS DEMAND RECOGNITION FROM THE HOSPITAL AND HOPEFULLY WE'LL GET A COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT.))
SUPER=01-Dennis O'Connell/Service Employees International Union;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=collective bargaining agreement.
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


Representatives of the Kentucky Nurses Association also met with Carilion employees late last month.

5-Nutrasweet


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#596-38
GRAPHIC=art. sweetener


A debate today over the safety of aspertame-- known by most consumers as Nutrasweet.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC; :


The allegations link aspertame and tumors-- some in the medical community are calling for the F-D-A- and Congress to re-evaluate approval.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 15:16:19
IN Q=I believe

((DR. RALPH WALTON/NORTHEAST OHIO COLLEGE OF MEDICINE: I BELIEVE THAT IN VULNERABLE POPULATIONS IT CAN LEAD TO GRAND MAL SEIZURES, DEPRESSION PANIC ATTACKS, WEIGHT GAIN, AND AS WE HEARD THIS MORNING. POTENTIALLY BRAIN TUMORS.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Ralph Walton/Northeast Ohio College of Medicine; :
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=brain tumors
(----------------)
VO-NAT


But a medical consultant for the NutraSweet Kelco company says the research is based on speculation, not science.
The company says the rise in brain tumors started in 1973-- and aspertame came to the market in 1981.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 15:13:12
IN Q=Aspertame

((DR. ROBERT MOSER/NUTRASWEET MEDICAL CONSULTANT: ASPERTAME CANNOT CAUSE ANY TUMOR INCLUDING BRAIN TUMOR. WHY? BECAUSE ASPERTAME PER SE IS COMPLETELY DIGESTED.. THE MOLECULE ASPERTAME NEVER GETS INTO THE BLOODSTREAM, IT NEVER REACHES ANY ORGANS, IT CANNOT GET INTO THE BRAIN, IT CAN'T CAUSE BRAIN TUMORS, IT CANNOT CAUSE ANY TUMORS))
SUPER=01-Dr. Robert Moser/NutraSweet Medical Consultant; :
RUNS=:23
OUT Q=any tumors.
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


Dr. Moser says the F-D-A has reaffirmed the safety of asperatame 26 times, over a 23-year-period.

5-Heart


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#596-40
GRAPHIC=cardiac care


In the 14 years since the first artificial heart was used on a human, medical science has made huge leaps in making them better.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Hershey Med. Cntr. PA; :


Now, instead of a huge machine, a new model is almost ready to be tried on a human.
For the moment, though...the patients are calves.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=It's very clear
SUPER=01-Dr. William Pierce/Penn State College of Medicine; :00
SUPER=03-Texas Heart Institute/Houston; :20
SUPER=01-Dr. O.H. Frazier/Texas Heart Institute; :50
RUNS=1:00
OUT Q=require a transplant

((
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 10:39:37
IN Q=It's very

(( DR. WILLIAM PIERCE, PENN STATE COLLEGE OF MEDICINE: ITS VERY CLEAR TO US THIS TECHNOLOGY IS COMING VERY CLOSE TO COMING INTO HUMAN APPLICATION.))
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=human application.


14-years ago, the Jarvik-7 artificial heart was implanted in Barney Clark...
But he was tethered to a big machine, suffered agonizing complications, and died 112 days later.
Now, research companies have come up with smaller replacements made of titanium and special fabrics.
Test models in labs are beating 100-thousand times a day and are designed to last for years.
And by comparison to earlier models, there's virtually nothing attached.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 10:40:15
IN Q=These batter

(( THESE BATTERY PACKS ARE ACTUALLY THE BATTERY PACKS THAT WILL POWER THE ARTIFICIAL HEART.))
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=artificial heart


Dr. O.H. Frazier could become the first heart surgeon to implant one of the new devices into a human-- likely sometime within the next four years.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 10:40:29
IN Q=It may be

((DR. O.H. FRAZIER/TEXAS HEART INSTITUTE: IT MAY BE AS A BRIDGE TO A TRANSPLANT INITIALLY BUT OUR GOAL IS THAT THIS ITSELF WILL BE THE END OF THE TREATMENT. THAT THEY WILL NOT REQUIRE A TRANSPLANT. ))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=require a transplant.

))
(----------------)
Connie VO-NAT


And some patients, waiting for transplants, would in fact prefer an artificial heart.
(--------------)
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


Also, with HUMAN hearts, there are only enough to help a fraction of the 50-thousand people a year who need them.
Tomorrow on Health Check, we'll feature battery-powered heart pumps-- in many cases, along diseased hearts to keep on ticking. 2-shot-toss
ANCHOR=Keith


Time now for sports-- several colleges are hoping to head down the road to Salem for the Stagg Bowl--
ANCHOR=Connie

Mike Stevens has an update-- plus a workout with the Express--in today's Ticker.

S5-Stuff


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#ST5-23
GRAPHIC=none


Good afternoon everybody, the field of 16 teams for the 1996 Division Three football playoffs was announced yesterday afternoon.
The final two to make it through regional play will then meet in Salem on December 14th for the Stagg Bowl.
(----------------)
VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Salem/December 1993; :00


This is the fourth year Salem Stadium has hosted the event, and many of you no doubt remember the first Stagg Bowl in Salem back in 1993, when the only thing stronger than the wind and blowing snow was quarterback Jim Ballard of Mt. Union.
The Purple Raiders eventually won the title, and this year they're on a collision course with Salem again as they come into the playoffs as the favorite.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q="I can tell...

((STEVE BAMFORD/NCAA DIVISION III FOOTBALL CHAIRMAN:))
SUPER=01-Steve Bamford/NCAA Division III Football Chairman; :00
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=...points a game."
ANCHOR=Mike
SS=none


Tickets for the December 14th game are available at the Salem Civic Center box office. They are $8 for adults and $5 for students. A special $3.50 a ticket group rate is available for scouts and teams.

S5-Express


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ST5-24
GRAPHIC=none


The Roanoke Express returns to the Round House tomorrow night to face Wheeling.
Steve Mason has Monday morning's workout with the team.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-Michael Smith/Express Defenseman; :13
SUPER=@Steve1; :20
SUPER=01-Dave Stewart/Express Defenseman; :28
SUPER=01-Frank Anzalone/Express Head Coach; :53
RUNS=1:07
OUT Q=...News 7 sports"
(-------------)
ANCHOR=Mike


More on the Express at 6 plus some high flying dunksters that put Jordan to shame, have a great night..

5-City-Council


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=five
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#596-35
GRAPHIC=city seal


The campaign that's turned the Mill Mountain Star into a regional symbol against drunk driving will continue through the holidays.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The Star has been turned red twice since September first, following alcohol-related traffic fatalities.
Today, Roanoke City Council agreed to extend the "Keep the Star White" campaign.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=And I realize

((BRENDA ALTMAN/MOTHERS AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING: AND I REALIZE THAT PEOPLE IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY ARE VERY PROUD OF THE STAR, BUT WE CAN BE THE FIRST REGIONAL SYMBOL ANYWHERE IN THE COUNTRY TO SAY WE CARE ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS. WE CARE ABOUT OUR INDIVIDUALS AND THE IMPORTANCE OF A HUMAN LIFE.))
SUPER=01-Brenda Altman/Mothers Against Drunk Driving;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=importance of a human life.
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=HOLD


Council has not made the campaign permanent. Members will consider the issue again next year, after the Mill Mountain Development Committee offers a recommendation on the issue.

six-preview


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=amo
TAPE#six preview
GRAPHIC=NONE
(toss to ROBIN)
RUNS=:15
(ROBIN tosses to Keith)
ANCHOR=Keith


Also at six--recent surveys show a rising tide in the use of illegal substances by today's young people.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Tonight we begin the first of a four part report on teen substance abuse, what local experts and students are saying about the drug problem.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=

JODI widener tape 5:21:49 ((JODI WIDENER/DRUG ADDICT IN RECOVERY:THERE'S TWO DRUGS OF CHOICE I FIND A LOT OF WITH A LOT OF MY FRIENDS IT'S MAINLY ALCOHOL AND MARIJUANA. IT IS SO EASY TO GET THESE DAYS, IT'S REAL EASY. ))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=it's real easy
(----------------)

FULL SCREEN
Melanie Moon will have the details in her series "Under Whose Influence?"
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Keith

in 30-minutes on NEWS-7 at SIX--
And for more news later tonight-- full screen
check out the region's first local primetime newscast, NEWS-7 Primetime with Connie Stevens-- tonight at 10 on WEFC.
(----------------)

See you at six-- Goodnight. ANCHOR=Keith