(( TONIGHT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME...DEFENSE SECRETARY WILLIAM PERRY DELIVERED A
THANKSGIVING MESSAGE OF PATIENCE AND DISCIPLINE TO U-S TROOPS IN BOSNIA.
HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE STOOD IN 20-DEGREE TEMPERATURES TO SEE THE
70TH MACY'S DAY PARADE.
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It's Thursday November 28th- our top story.
Residents of a Danville neighborhood are alarmed after another body is
discovered--the fourth murder victim this week.
Good Evening, you're watching NEWS-7 Primetime on WEFC, I'm Scott Prince
sitting in for Connie Stevens.
Danville Police put in some extra duty this Thanksgiving.
That's because they suddenly had FOUR fresh murders to solve, instead of the
two they were working on before the day began.
Len Besthoff begins our coverage with a report on the second victim officers
found this morning.
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SUPER=01-Rhonda Harper/Neighbor; :00
SUPER=01-Angie Irving/Neighbor; :25
OUT Q=LB, News 7, Danville.
Danville police are still looking for answers into the murder of the elderly
couple from earlier this week.
On Tuesday, the bodies of Jessie and Elizabeth Kendrick were found inside
their Springfield Road home.
They were both shot in the head... and authorities believe they had been
dead for several days before they were discovered.
A window had been pried open and their car had been stolen.
And at this point, police have yet to make an arrest.
And Danville police have yet another death they are investigating today--a
man was shot and killed in his home early this morning.
24- year-old Willie Troy Kernodle was found in his home on Ross Street with
gunshot wounds to the chest.
He was taken to Danville Regional Memorial Center where he was pronounced
dead on arrival.
Police have not released any other details in the case.
Defense Secretary William Perry says good intelligence work has stopped
terrorist activity and led to arrests in Saudi Arabia -- where U-S forces are
on high alert.
Perry made his comments to reporters on the way to Kuwait after meeting with
American troops in Bosnia.
Perry joined the soldiers who are taking part in the NATO-led peacekeeping
Russian troops also joined the celebration.
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((WILLIAM PERRY/U.S. DEFENSE SECRETARY: AS WE LOOK FORWARD TO A STABILIZATION
FORCE WE DO NOT ANTICIPATE HAVING TO FACE AN ARMY IN AN ARMED CONFLICT,
NEVERTHELESS I SHOULD EMPHASIZE WE SEE THE STABILIZATION FORCE AS FACING A
VERY DIFFICULT MISSION. ))
SUPER=01-William Perry/U.S. Defense Secretary;
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Perry told the troops they must stay in Bosnia for another year to help its
fragile peace take hold.
Meanwhile General Ratko Mladic (RAHT'-koh MLAH'-dich) today gave up his
battle to stay in charge of the Bosnian Serb military.
Mladic twice has been indicted by a U-N (TRIBUNE-uhl) tribunal for genocide.
Politicians wanted Mladic out of the way, saying he was a liability because
of the two indictments.
His departure is a major concession, since he refused to go when he was
fired November ninth.
Stick around for more NEWS-7 Primetime--
Jens (yenz) Soering (SER'-ing) is asking his former girlfriend to confess
that she killed her parents.
He's serving a double LIFE sentence for the crime.
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The man who's serving time for the slayings of a Bedford County couple is
asking his ex-girlfriend to confess that she killed her parents.
Jens (yenz) Soering (SER'-ing) has written a letter to Elizabeth Haysom
asking her to tell the truth.
The letter was written last Thursday and released by Soering's lawyer
Soering confessed to killing Derek and Nancy Haysom in 1985, but recanted
the confessions at his trial.
He said he was only trying to protect his girlfriend, and thought his
father's diplomatic immunity would shield him.
Lord Botetourt High School football coach Andy Ward is expected to start
serving a portion of his jail time tomorrow.
But at this point there's still no definitive word as to his punishment by
The Roanoke Times quotes a couple of school board members that say Ward WAS
in fact suspended.
But one member told News- 7 this afternoon that only the superintendent has
the authority to confirm the action.
Acting chief Robert Reece is out of town, and yesterday he wasn't saying
much... only that Ward was still a school employee.
The coach will spend 14 days in jail for speeding and driving with a
He already has 2 drunk driving charges on his record.
A local hunter is recovering, after he was accidentally shot in the stomach.
Sheriff's deputies say Eric Reynolds and Michael Turner were hunting deer
together, when Reynolds mistakenly fired a round at Turner.
The victim remains at Roanoke Memorial Hospital after undergoing surgery.
Reynolds has been charged with reckless handling of a firearm.
Authorities say neither hunter was wearing blaze orange at the time of the
Southside tobacco farmers are getting some encouraging news--
Congressman- Elect Virgil Goode has been appointed to the House Committee on
Goode's replacing Fifth District Representative L- F Payne who's retiring
from Congress at the end of the year.
The agriculture committee has primary jurisdiction over specialty crops such
as tobacco and peanuts.
The majority of Virginia's tobacco is grown in the Fifth District.
The committee also oversees the dairy, livestock and poultry programs as
well as programs such as food stamps.
Bob Goodlatte is the only other Virginia lawmaker who's a member of the
House Agriculture committee.
John Warner was appointed to the SENATE Agriculture committee about two
Still to come,
Cold temperatures couldn't stop hundreds of thousands of people from
attending the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
and this one's going in the Guinness Book of Records.
We'll show you the world's largest orchestra when News 7 Primetime
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It's as much of a Thanksgiving tradition as the turkey itself.
Of course we're talking about the Macy's Parade.
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Hundreds of thousands of on- lookers braved the cold to WITNESS the
spectacle... which is now in its 70th year.
The parade featured 18 huge helium balloons-- the biggest one by far...
Rocky and Bullwinkle which stood 68 feet tall.
And as expected... Santa Clause was on hand to officially usher in the
An estimated 45- million people watched the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Topping tonight's Health Check...
British scientists say they've found a new way of treating a form of
muscular dystrophy called (doo-SHEN) "Duchenne M-D."
It involves using one protein to slow the MUSCLE-wasting caused by the lack
So far though, research has only been done on mice.
(doo-SHEN) Duchenne M-D is a severe form of the disease that kills sufferers
in their late teens or early 20's.
According to a new study... insulating your home could prove deadly.
The report links fiberglass to cancer.
Connie Stevens has more.
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SUPER=01-Dr. Peter Infante/OSHA; :23
SUPER=01-Anjanette DeCarlo/N.R.D.C.; :28
SUPER=01-Catherine Imus/Insulation Manufacturers Assoc.; 1:25
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Fiberglass is by far the most popular material used to insulate
homes...but it's getting ripped apart by an environmental advocacy group
which says fiberglass is dangerous for you and the environment.
The government scientist who reviewed the data for a recent report by the
National Resources Defense Council...says there's no question fiberglass is
linked to cancer:
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((DR. PETER INFANTE/OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HAZARD ADMINISTRATION: FIBERGLASS
CAUSES CANCER IN HUMANS.
ANJANETTE DECARLO/NRDC: THIS IS AN EXTREMELY IMPORTANT ISSUE WHEN WE ADDRESS
ANY OF THE MATERIALS THAT EXIST IN OUR LIFE, AND ESPECIALLY A MATERIAL LIKE
FIBERGLASS EXISTS IN 90 PERCENT OF THE AMERICAN HOMES BUILT SINCE THE 1930'S.
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Decarlo wrote the report blasting fiberglass and recommending more
environmentally friendly alternatives-- such as a recycled paper product called
cellulose or a cotton insulation made from recycled denim.
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((DECARLO: IF YOU'RE USING AN INSULATING MATERIAL TO SAVE ENERGY AND IT'S ALSO
MADE OUT OF RECYCLED MATERIAL, YOU'VE JUST DOUBLED THE BENEFIT. ))
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It's not the first time fiberglass has come under attack.
In 1994, the Department of
Health and Human Services listed fiberglass as a POSSIBLE carcinogen, under its
National Toxicology Program. The International Agency for Research on
Cancer also lists fiberglass as a potential cancer risk. The fiberglass
industry disputes the claims.
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((CATHERINE IMUS/NORTH AMERICAN INSULATION MANUFACTURERS
ASSOCIATION: THE TWO STUDIES USED TO TRIGGER LISTINGS WERE WITH ANIMALS
INJECTED WITH MASSIVE DOSES OF FIBERS, AND PEOPLE SIMPLY ARE NOT EXPOSED THAT
INFANTE/OSHA: AESBESTOS WAS STUDIED THE SAME WAY, IF YOU INJECT AESBESTOS INTO
ANIMALS YOU GET LUNG CANCER. YOU GET THE SAME CANCER AS WHEN YOU INJECT
FIBERGLASS INTO ANIMALS. ))
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It's the similarity between the fibers in asbestos and fiberglass which
has caused the debate.
The fiberglass industry says its studies show fiberglass is harmless, if
proper procedures are used.
It calls the N-R-D-C report inaccurate and incomplete:
Both sides are counting on consumers to use their ultimate power when
shopping for insulation.
Connie Stevens, Health Check.
For our video pick tonight we go to Wisconsin... to take a closer look at
one of the obscure condiments on the Thanksgiving table.
No, it's not cheese... it's cranberries.
The marshes in the small town of Warrens, historically produce some of the
juiciest berries in America.
The fruit started turning up on the holiday table during the early 17-
And they're now a major cash crop for farmers all across the country.
In fact about 340 million pounds of cranberries are consumed each year.
Twenty percent of which are eaten at Thanksgiving.
Coming up tonight on PrimeTime sports, Virginia Tech center Billy Conaty
will tell us just how big the Virginia Tech Virginia Rivarly really is and
Highlights from the Redskins Cowboy game.
Well, the fighters are set for the Brawl Beneath the Star tomorrow night
at the Roanoke Civic Center.
The Weigh-In was held this morning at the Patrick Henry Hotel.
Karl Willis, Thomas Hearns opponent, tipped the scales at 171 pounds for
Hearns was alittle heavier checking in at 176 pounds a couple of poounds
lighter than his normal fighting weight.
Now lets check in with tonights pro scores.
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The Hokies and Cavaliers will play for bragging rights tomorrow when they
hook up at Lane Stadium Worsham field.
Last year, The Hokies rallied in the second half to come from behind and
beat the Cavaliers.
And that's when Tech Center, Billy Conaty, a native of New Jersey found out
just how big the rivalry really is.
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And don't forget to join News 7 sports on W-D-B-J for live coverage of the
game at 2:30 on Friday, and also be sure to grab a seat for our live half hour
pregame show originating from Lane Stadium Friday at two.
The Dallas Cowboys now have a piece of the N-F-C East Lead.
They caught Washington in the standings by beating the Redskins 21 to 10.
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After a Washington turnover Troy aikman hands off to Emmitt Smith and he
scores from the four yard line to make it 7 to nothing Cowboys.
The Redskins scored just before the Half. Scott Blanton's second field
goal is good to make it 7 to 3 Cowboys at the half.
Dallas turned it over to open the third and Gus Frerotte goes to the air
and hits Leslie Shepard on this 26 yard touchdown pass to make it 10 to 7
Washington in the third.
But the Cowboys come right back going to Smith again on short yardage he
scores from the four to make it 14 to 10 Dallas in the third.
Smith rushed for 155 yards and SUPER=30-Dallas/21/Washington/10/; scores
his third T-D of the game on the 3 yard run the Cowboys beat the Redskins 21 to
It's down to the Semi-finals of the state so there's just a few games on tap
for Saturday Afternoon.
Now here's a look at the Friday Football Extra Schedule.
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More than two thousand young musicians set a new record today by playing in
the world's largest orchestra.
The 2,845 young people smashed the previous world record by playing together
for 15 minutes at the internationally-renned Birmingham Symphony Hall.
David Wade has the story.
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SUPER=01-Simon Rattle/Conductor; :31
SUPER=01-David Wade/Reporting; :50
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