Travellers are out in force tonight- (---------------)
This is traditionally one of the busiest travel days of the year.
So far no major problems in this area. Scott Prince is checking out the
traffic tongiht. He'll have a live report at eleven.
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A small plane crashes into a church in St. Petersburg, Florida. Amazingly,
the pilot walked away unhurt.
Plus a report on Breast Reconstruction surgery. Beth Myer will have part
three of her series Another Look.
Plus the Holiday weekend forecast.
Join us for News 7 at Eleven.
Some past and present Radford fire department sources say a firefighter's
alleged drug use may have been a public safety concern for years.
Tommy Long was charged with driving under the influence of drugs last
Thursday after the fire engine he was driving hit a parked police car.
Yesterday he was fired.
Several sources who did not wish to be identified said Long's termination is
Fire chief Martin Roberts says there's only been one other incident in the
three year's HE'S been chief.
He wrote Long a letter last Spring telling him to straighten up or he'd be
fired, and says there were no other problems until the accident last Thursday.
State police say Long admitted he had taken prescription medication, and
that Roberts remarked at the accident scene that he could tell Long was quote
IN Q=I do
((MARTIN LONG/RADFORD FIRE CHIEF: I DO NOT REMEMBER MAKING ANY COMMENT LIKE
THAT AT ALL.
QUESTION: IF YOU COULD TELL HE HAD SOME SORT OF PROBLEM WOULD HAVE LET HIM
LONG: NO, IF I HAD KNOWN HE HAD A PROBLEM I WOULD NOT HAVE HAD HIM DRIVE. I
WOULD NOT HAVE HAD HIM ON DUTY. ))
SUPER=01-Martin Roberts/Radford Fire Chief;
OUT Q=had him on duty.
Mayor Tom Starnes says city council was told of another situation involving
alcohol in the 1980's.
Lord Botetourt High School Coach Andy Ward hasn't been back in class since
he was sentenced to jail for traffic violations two days ago.
Ward got a two week jail sentence for speeding, and for driving with a
license that was restricted because of two drunk driving charges.
The assistant Superintendent tells us Ward is still employed with the school
system, but won't say if he's been suspended.
Teachers at Lord Botetourt have been holding classroom discussion about the
One student told us what her classmates are saying.
IN Q=How it's unfair
((AMANDA NICHOLS/LORD BOTETOURT JUNIOR; HOW IT'S UNFAIR, THAT THEY JUST SAY THE
BAD THINGS ABOUT HIM, AND HE HAD GOOD THINGS ABOUT HIM, BUT WE DON'T LIKE WHAT
HE DID, BUT WE LIKE HIM AS A PERSON.))
OUT Q=like him as a person
Nichols says most of the students she knows think Ward should keep teaching
Ward will serve part of his jail sentence this weekend.
Roanoke's Mill Mountian star is burning red tonight after a death in a drunk
driving related accident.
Donald Ray Fuller of Glade Hill died Sunday from injuries he suffered in an
accident on November 15th.
Fuller was a passenger in a pickup truck when the vehicle he was riding in
ran off the road on Route 40 in Franklin County.
State police say alcohol was involved in the accident.
The star will burn red for 48 hours after drug or alcohol related traffic
deaths in our area.
The campaign is to bring attention to the dangers of drinking and driving.
Thirty Two million according to Triple A, that's how many Americans will be
visiting friends and family this Thanksgiving weekend.
Scott Prince spent the evening speaking with some of those travelers and now
joins us from Salem with more.
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SUPER=01-Mark Courtney/Roanoke Regional Airport; :20
SUPER=01-Ruth Sharp/Holiday Motorist; :42
SUPER=01-Joyce Bradford/AAA of VA; 1:03
OUT Q=plenty of time.
A small plane crashed into a church tonight in St. Petersburg, Florida.
SUPER=03-St. Petersburg, FL;
The plane lost power- so the pilot tried to crash land near a local
The plane ended up crashing into a church.
The pilot was the only one aboard the plane.
He walked away from the crash uninjured.
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Meanwhile this is what happens when a plane tries to land while the Santa
Ana Winds are sweeping through.
This is the pilot's second attempt to land at the Ontario California
The plane was swept sideways- the pilot aborting the landing and ascended.
Winds of up to 65 miles an hour were reported.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Up next on our newscast, autospy results give police more to work with on
last week's murders in Danville,
and a Christian evangelist accused of being a spy is back on American soil
after spending three months in custody in North Korea.
MUSIC UP FULL
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Police say an elderly couple found shot to death in their Danville home had
been there for about a week.
The bodies of Jesse and Elizabeth Kendrick were discovered yesterday morning
inside their Springfield Road condominium.
A state medical examiner says they'd both been shot in the head.
The Kendricks' daughter was apparently in town for Thanksgiving and notified
police after she couldn't get anyone to the door.
Authorities are following up on several leads but have not made an arrest.
An American accused of spying on North Korea is back on American soil.
27 year old Evan Carl (Hunt-ziger) Hunziker stepped off a plane in his
hometown of Seattle.
Hunziker reportedly slipped across a river into North Korea to bring his
Christian beliefs to the nation.
((THEY TREATED ME HUMANITARIANLY SIR. WHAT MORE CAN I SAY.))
OUT Q=CAN I SAY?
New Mexico Congressman Bill Richardson helped negotiate Hunziker's release.
((REP. BILL RICHARDSON/NEW MEXICO: I THINK HE'S A PEACEFUL HUMAN BEING WHO MADE
A MISTAKE GOING INTO NORTH KOREA IN AN UNAUTHORIZED FASHION. HE'S NOT A SPY.
HE DID'T GO THERE TO CREATE ANY HAVOC OR EVIL.))
SUPER=01-Rep. Bill Richardson/New Mexico;
OUT Q=havoc or evil."
Hunziker could have faced the death penalty in North Korea.
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The man accused of spying for Russia pleaded innocent today.
Harold Nicholson is the highest ranking C-I-A official ever charged with
SUPER=03-Washington DC/File Tape;
He's accused of taking more than 180 thousand dollars from Russia for
spying in the past two years.
The 46 year old goes to trial in March.
The U-S is ready to send more troops to central Africa- now that it has
endorsed a Canadian-led humanitarian mission.
Four-hundred troops already are
in the region, and Defense Secretary William Perry says that number
could increase quickly.
The mission is to aid Rwandan refugees.
Governor Allen is not happy with proposed E-P-A regulations.
But the man who's fought federal air standards repeatedly in court is
willing to look at new, stricter standards.
IN Q=Which counties
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: WHICH COUNTIES AND CITIES IN VIRGINIA WOULD BE DEEMED TO
BE A NON-ATTAINMENT AREA, BECAUSE OF THE NEW GOAL POST OR THE NEW HEIGHTH OF
THE BAR THAT IS BEING DETERMINED BY EPA APPARENTLY IN THIS SITUATION. THERE ARE
THOSE WHICH CLEARLY HAVE, FOR EXAMPLE THE ROANOKE AREA, AND NOT JUST ROANOKE
CITY, BUT THE ROANOKE VALLEY AREA. THERE'S SOME THAT EVEN HAVE WYTHE COUNTY
BELIEVE IT OR NOT.))
OUT Q=it or not.
Hampton Roads and Richmond have finally met E-P-A's current regulations and
are awaiting re-designation for cleaning up their air.
Soft Music Under
Still to come on the newscast, Robin Reed will have our holiday weather
and we'll see how plastic surgeons are helping women recover from the trauma
MUSIC UP FULL
More than ever, there are a greater number of options available in this
region to breast cancer patients as they go through treatment and try to
maintain normal lives.
Many women are now choosing to have breast reconstruction at the time of
Beth Myer tells us more about the procedure.
IN Q=It is absolutely
SUPER=07-Evelyn Cassaday; :00
SUPER=07-Linda Caldwell; :06
SUPER=01-Dr. Carol Reichel/Plastic Surgeon; :26
OUT Q=Beth Myer, News 7.
11 17 05 00 - 11 17 12 00
IN Q=It is absolutely
((EVELYN CASSADAY/CANCER SURVIVOR: IT IS ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL WHEN I REALIZED
I LOOKED JUST EXACTLY LIKE I DID BEFORE. ))
OUT Q=I did before.
10 09 58 00 - 10 10 05 00
IN Q=I feel so much
((LINDA CALDWELL/CANCER SURVIVOR: I FEEL SO MUCH BETTER ABOUT MYSELF. I FEEL
LIKE MORE OF A WHOLE PERSON. ))
OUT Q=a whole person.
video of two shots of interviews
For these women and many others, choosing breast reconstruction helped them
through the emotional trauma of cancer treatment.
video of implant
Surgeons use implants or the patient's own tissue to reconstruct the breast.
11 31 21 00 - 11 31 32 00
IN Q=I can actually use
((DR. REICHEL: I CAN ACTUALLY USE TUMMY TISSUE, THIS EXTRA POUCH WE ALL HAVE,
AND MOVE IT UP AND MAKE A BREAST OUT OF IT. ))
OUT Q=out of it.
eveyln two shot
Evelyn chose this procedure which is a longer surgery, but shorter recovery.
11 12 45 00 - 11 12 50 00
IN Q=The option
((EVELYN CASSADAY/CANCER SURVIVOR: THE OPTION OF HAVING IT OVER AND DONE WITH
QUICKLY MADE A BIG DIFFERENCE TO ME. ))
OUT Q=to me.
11 31 53 00 - 11 32 07 00
IN Q=Once they're all
((DR. REICHEL: ONCE THEY'RE ALL HEALED, THE SURGERY IS FINISHED, THEY HAVE A
BREAST OF THEIR OWN TISSUE. FATTY TISSUE FEELS LIKE A BREAST AND IT IS A LONG
LASTING AND GOOD RECONSTRUCTION. ))
OUT Q=and good reconstruction.
STAND UP PLEASE USE THIS ONE!
11 38 30 00 - 11 38 37 00
BETH MYER:NOT EVERYONE HAS ENOUGH TISSUE TO HAVE RECONSTRUCTION USING THIS
METHOD. SO FOR OTHERS, THE IMPLANTS ARE A BETTER OPTION.
11 22 14 00 - 11 22 23 00
IN Q=This goes underneath
((DR. REICHEL: THIS GOES UNDERNEATH THE CHEST WALL MUSCLE AND UNDERNEATH THE
BREAST TISSUE. I CREATE A POCKET UNDER THERE AND PUT THE EXPANDER UNDERNEATH
OUT Q=underneath that.
10 07 56 00 - 10 08 16 00
IN Q=Before you have the surgery
((LINDA CALDWELL/CANCER SURVIVOR: BEFORE YOU HAVE THE SURGERY SHE SHOWS YOU THE
IMPLANTS PICTURES OF WHAT IT'S GOING TO LOOK LIKE. YOU DECIDE THE SIZE YOU
WANT TO BE. SHE EXPLAINS EVERYTHING FROM THE BEGINNING TO THE END OF THE
OUT Q=end of reconstruction.
video of expanders on desk, or one close up.
After the patient heals from surgery, salt water is injected into the tissue
expander weekly until the breast is the right size.
11 23 15 00 - 11 23 29 00
IN Q=Once we've
((DR. REICHEL: ONCE WE'VE GOTTEN THE SKIN STRETCHED OUT ENOUGH THAT WE'RE
EQUAL TO THE OPPOSITE SIDE, I'LL GO FURTHER AND STRETCH IT A LITTLE MORE AND WE
LET IT SIT FOUR TO SIX MONTHS.))
OUT Q=to six months.
use picture of the breast with implant from pamphlet
Building the nipple is the last step in breast reconstruction.
11 27 22 00 - 11 27 38 00
IN Q=I actually use
((DR. REICHEL: I ACTUALLY USE THE SKIN THAT'S THERE TO RECREATE A NIPPLE
MOUND. AFTER THAT'S HEALED, WE TATTOO THE COLOR AND GIVE THE MATCHING COLOR
FOR THE OTHER SIDE.))
OUT Q=the other side.
Experts say in the new breast, there is little or no sensation and that
change is permanent.
Still, doctors say for many patients, reconstruction can be a very positive
force throughout one's cancer treatment. Beth Myer, News 7.))
Under these circumstances, the cost of breast reconstruction is usually
covered by health insurance.
Tomorrow, a closer look at corrective surgery for cleft lip and palate. All
children in this area can be treated for this birth defect regardless of the
family's ability to pay.
Nobody is happy all the time.
The Girl Scouts are acknowledging that.
Scouts will now pledge to be courageous and strong -- but they no longer
promise to be cheerful.
The Girl Scout Law's been changed by the Girl Scout National Council.
It's the first change in 25 years- when the words courageous and strong
were added to help girls fight peer pressure.
When the girl scouts began in 1913, a scout pledged to keep herself pure,
obey orders and be a friend to animals.
One Pennsylvania family has much to be thankful for-
They have a new baby in the family.
But doctors did not help in this delivery- Sue McGlouglin's two sons did.
Gary and Steve were getting ready for school when mom called out for help.
The boy's called 9-1-1 and talked mom through the delivery.
((UNTIL MY DAD GOT HOME I WAS TRYING TO HELP AS MUCH AS I COULD))
((MOM: I GOT TO MAYBE AN INCH OVER IN THE LIVING ROOM AND I TOLD THEM I CAN'T
GO NOWHERE CAUSE RIGHT THEN AND THERE THE BABY WAS COMING. THE KIDS WERE
SUPER=07-Gary McGlouglin; 00
SUPER=01-Sue McGlouglin/Mom; 05
OUT Q=THE KIDS WERE THERE."
Mother and baby are doing fine. Sue McGlouglin says she'll even make
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VMI's Thomas Haskins has been named the Southern Conference's offensive
player of the year.
Haskins is the NCAA's all-time career rushing leader with 5,349 yards.
This season he rushed for just under 17 hundred yards and averaged 155 yards
The redhot Virginia Cavaliers' basketball team is trying to make a huge
statement tonight as it is playing Kansas in the Maui Invitational finals in
SUPER=03-Maui, Hawaii/ESPN; :00
The Cavs destroyed South Carolina and U-Mass with the outside bombs, but they
began tonight with Norman Nolan hitting the jump hook inside.
But do not fear, the long range jumpers would come. Courtney Alexander hits
this one from way beyond the arc on the left side.
Then later in the first half, Curtis Staples take his shot at a trey and he
SUPER=33-Virginia/ /Kansas/ ;
But right now, Kansas leads the Cavs
____ to ____ in the _____.
The Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys renew their often anticipated but
recently overlooked rivalry as they hook up this Turkey Day in Irving with
first place on the line.
SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :00
Both teams come into the game after having lost this past Sunday.
The Cowboys trail the Skins by a game in the NFC East.
IN Q="Dallas and us...
((NORV TURNER/REDSKINS HEAD COACH:))
((TROY AIKMAN/DALLAS COWBOYS QUARTERBACK:))
SUPER=01-Norv Turner/Redskins Head Coach; :00
SUPER=01-Troy Aikman/Dallas Cowboys Quarterback; :11
OUT Q=...MATTER TO ME."
If you're a football fan into stats, you'll want to keep an eye on UVa's Tiki
Barber this Friday.
If he can rack up 125 yards against Tech he will become UVa's all-time career
Tiki is currently third on the all-time list behind John Papit and Terry
Kirby, but remember last year he only picked up 58 against Tech.
((TIKI BARBER/NEEDS 125 YARDS TO PASS KIRBY:))
((LOREN JOHNSON/VA. TECH CORNERBACK:))
SUPER=01-Tiki Barber/Needs 125 Yards To Pass Kirby; :00
SUPER=01-Loren Johnson/Va. Tech Cornerback; :14
OUT Q=...STOPPING THE RUN."
history is on Tiki's side. In 1992 Terry Kirby came in looking to do same
thing and he racked up 185 yards on the Tech defense in that game.
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And don't forget to not only join us for LIVE coverage of the game at 2:30 on
Friday, but also be sure to grab a seat for our LIVE half hour pregame show
originating for Lane Stadium Friday at two. Hope you can join us.
Hold the turkey and bring on the seafood for the Roanoke Express, as Frank
Anzalone's team hopes to serve up the Stingrays of South Carolina tonight.
The Express opens a three game weekend series tonight at the Roanoke Civic
Center against the Rays at 7:30.
Roanoke is 1 2 and 1 against South Carolina and both games at the Civic
Center have gone to shoot out's with each team winning once.
IN Q="We need to
((FRANK ANZALONE/ROANOKE EXPRESS HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Frank Anzalone/Roanoke Express Head Coach; :
OUT Q=.......AT HOME."
Look for a shakeup in the ECHL standings in the next day or so, with word
last night that the Louisiana IceGators must now forfeit nine games for using
an ineligible player.
The IceGators played the first nine games of the year with five "veterans"
and the league allows each team to carry a maximum of four.
By the way, a veteran is someone who has played 200 regular season pro games.
Still to come tonight, Steve Mason wraps up the just completed Group-A and
Group Two-A girls basketball seasons
with a musical edition of Hometown Hoops Weekly.
The Girls' Single-A and Double-A high school basketball seasons came to
close last Saturday in Bristol.
Steve Mason takes a look back at some of the memorable moments from those
just completed seasons in tonight's edition of Hometown Hoops Weekly.
IN Q=first audio
OUT Q=...MUSIC ENDS AND/SHOT FREEZES ON TROPHY.
Today was the day for many to sneak out early for a holiday.
But for two of Virginia's eight native American Indian tribes, it was tax
day -- time to pay up to the Governor.
The (matta-poh-NYE) Mattaponi and (pa-MUN-kee) Pamunkey Indians' "taxes"
were stipulated in a 16-46 treaty with the colonial governor-- so they're a
little different from what you pay the tax man.
IN Q=I've had
((WILLIAM "SWIFT WATER" MILES/PAMUNKEY INDIAN CHIEF: I'VE HAD A LOT OF FRIENDS
OF MINE SAY "I SURE WISH I COULD PAY MY TAXES THE WAY YOU DO. SOMETHING I
THINK WE MAYBE MISS OUT ON WITH THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE GRATUITY WE PAY THE
GOVERNOR. AND THAT IS THAT TREATY AS I JUST SAID THAT TREATY HAS BEEN
CONTINUOUSLY HONORED FOR THE LAST 350 YEARS. I THINK IT'S A CLEAR
DEMONSTRATION OF HOW PEOPLE OF ALL WALKS OF LIFE, ALL RACES, CAN LIVE TOGETHER
IN PEACE AND HARMONY.))
SUPER=01-William "Swift Water" Miles/Pamunkey Indian Chief;
OUT Q=peace and harmony.