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Virginia Tech Athletes will begin taking classes on sexual assault
beginning next semester.
Another twist in the ongoing struggle for Conrail.
Plus Jerry Falwell takes to the silver screen.
While the snow was something of an iffy gamble, overnight lows are
definitely headed into the teens tonight and we might even see a few single
digits on the map tomorrow morning. We'll have all the details.
Teen drug use is climbing....even among EIGHTH graders.
We'll hear what the government wants to do about it...on Health Check.
After charges of rape against two Virginia Tech football players, the
university will launch a mandatory sexual assault education program for its
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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
It's called Project SAFE, Sexual Assault Facts and Education.
Officials began developing the program a year ago, in the wake of Christy
Brzonkala's rape charges against football players Tony Morrison and James
It's now ready to begin- and athletes will be the first to take part in four
seminars starting in January.
((ELYZABETH HOLFORD/PROJECT SAFE COORDINATOR: YOU KNOW THE STUDENTS DO RECEIVE
MANUALS, BUT IT'S NOT JUST MANUALS AND IT'S NOT JUST LOOKING AT SLIDES. THEY
ACTUALLY PARTICIPATE IN DIFFERENT EXERCISES AND HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TALK
ABOUT THE ISSUES. ))
SUPER=01-Elyzabeth Holford/Project SAFE Coordinator;
OUT Q=about the issues.
Athletes, members of fraternities and sororities and the Corps of Cadets
will be the next to take part, before the program is extended campus-wide in
Athletic Director Dave Braine says it's already taught him a lot.
((DAVE BRAINE/TECH ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: AND I'M SURE IN A YEAR OR TWO IT'LL BE
NATIONWIDE. I MEAN IT'S A GOOD ENOUGH PROGRAM THEY COULD PROBABLY RETIRE AND
JUST GO ON THE SPEAKING CIRCUIT, IT'S THAT GOOD. ))
SUPER=01-Dave Braine/Tech Athletic Director;
OUT Q=it's that good.
The program WILL deal extensively with alcohol as it relates to sexual
Tech Head football Coach Frank Beamer hasn't said much publicly about the
recent charges against his players, until today...let's check in with Mike
Stevens who has the latest in tonight's Two Minute Sports Ticker.
Jean, this was Media day at Tech as Frank Beamer and his Hokies held court to
talk about the Orange Bowl.
But first they had to discuss the effects of a few bad apples in the program.
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SUPER=03-Blacksburg/This Morning; :00
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; :19
OUT Q=...PLAIN & SIMPLE."
As for the players who are on suspension right now, Beamer says he will deal
with them on an individual basis before making any determination about their
return in the future.
Tonight at 6, we'll have more from Beamer, plus see what a couple of players
who have been doing the right things all along think about having their name
drug through the mud as a result of their guilt by association.
Last night they received some snow in Atlanta, and that must have made more
than a few folks heads spin wildly.
Especially some folks at Atlanta radio station who reported that Joe Gibbs
was coming out o retirement to take over the Falcons.
Gibbs had this to say this afternoon from his race shop in Charlotte.
IN Q="There's no...
((JOE GIBBS/FORMER REDSKINS HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Joe Gibbs/Former Redskins Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...everybody loses."
I'll have more with Joe Gibbs tonight at 6, Jean.
Hundreds of people including Americans are still being held hostage by
terrorists in Peru.
The gunman stormed the Japanese Embassy there Tuesday night.
The President today says the U-S is watching the situation closely.
((I THINK THE LESS ANY OF US AROUND THE WORLD SAY BEYOND THAT THE BETTER. WE
DO'T WANT TO DO OR SAY ANYTHING THAT WOULD COMPLICATE WHAT IS ALREADY VERY
OUT Q=DIFFICULT UNDERTAKING."
Meanwhile U-S Security Advisors are headed to Peru.
They plan to advise the U-S Embassy on ways to protect Americans there.
Get ready to see ratings on TV shows- The television industry unveiled its
ratings system today.
A Y rating means the show contains little or no violence and no strong
Y-7 is material suitable for children 7 or older.
TV-G is suitable for all audiences.
TV-PG means parental guidance suggested.
TV-14, material may be inappropriate for children under 14 because of
strong language and sexual content.
And TV-M means for mature audiences because of language, violence or
explicit sexual content.
((JACK VALENTI/MOTION PICTURE ASSOCIATION: WHAT WE ARE DOING IS IN THE LONG
RANGE INTEREST OF EVERY PARENT IN THIS COUNTRY WHO HAS SMALL CHILDREN AND WHOSE
EVERY DAY WORRIES HOW TO SORT OUT THE 2000 HOURS OF PROGRAMMING THAT COME INTO
THEIR HOME EVERYDAY.))
SUPER=01-Jack Valenti/Motion Picture Association;
OUT Q=home everyday."
The ratings for TV programs will begin next year.
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Straight ahead on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- who leaked Richard Jewell's name? That's
the question the FBI is asking--
And you can see reverend Jerry Falwell on the silver screen with pornography
publisher Larry Flynt, a dozen years after the two slugged it out in a Roanoke
The recent Legionnaire's outbreak in the New River Valley claims a second
Also coming up-- we'll take a stroll through the Festival of Trees
That report when NEWS-7 at Five returns.
The Reverend Jerry Falwell has agreed to make a joint appearance with his
old nemesis, Hustler Magazine Publisher Larry Flynt.
A new movie is coming out next week about the pornography publisher.
It follows Flynt's escapades through the trial when Falwell sued Flynt in
federal court for defamation.
The trial was held in Roanoke 12 years ago this month.
IN Q=My purpose
((REV. JERRY FALWELL: MY PURPOSE IN BEING THERE IS TO SAY PORNOGRAPHY IS NOT
GOOD. ONE SHOULD NOT BE DEIFIED BECAUSE HE HURTS WOMEN AND CHILDREN. AND I JUST
WANT TO CONFRONT THE FELLOW AND I THINK WHAT HE REALLY NEEDS IS TO KNOW
SUPER=01-Rev. Jerry Falwell/Thomas Road Baptist Church
OUT Q=to know Christ.
Falwell concedes his appearance tomorrow night on "Larry King LIVE" may
help promote the movie, but he says he hopes to show the other side of Flynt...
to prove he's not a hero and not a champion of the First Amendment.
The F-B-I says it's still hunting for the person who leaked Richard Jewell's
name in the Olympic bombing.
Director Louis Freeh told senators it'll be tough becuase at least
five-hundred agents knew Jewell was a suspect
((LOUIS FREEH/FBI DIRECTOR: IF WE FIND THERE IS A DELIBERATE UNAUTHORIZED
DISCLOSURE WITHOUT ANY MITIGATING CIRCUMSTANCES THE PERSON WILL BE FIRED AND
SUPER=01-Louis Freeh/F.B.I. Director;
OUT Q=FIRED AND PROSECUTED."
Jewell was the security guard who has since been cleared in the bombing.
Freeh says the leak and resulting publicity hurt the investigation,
although not seriously.
Another turn in Norfolk Southern's battle to buy Conrail.
C-S-X upped its bid for Conrail, sweetening the deal for stockholders by
about 16- dollars- a- share.
A vote on the new offer has also been postponed until January.
N-S says the new C-S-X offer appears to be an eleventh hour attempt to avoid
defeat in a vote that was originally scheduled for Monday.
It adds that it's determined as ever to acquire Conrail-- and it will use
all appropriate financial means to accomplish that objective.
The N-S offer for Conrail is about 500- million- dollars higher than the one
A private company could soon be clearing snow on some Virginia highways.
The state has signed a 130-million dollar contract with a Richmond firm to
maintain parts of three interstates, including I-81 and I-77.
The company will do basic maintenance right now, but could add snow removal
IN Q=All types of maintenance
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: ALL TYPES OF MAINTENANCE WORK ARE INCLUDED, FROM ROUTINE
ACTIVITIES SUCH AS GRASS CUTTING, PAINTING OF STRIPES TO MAJOR MAINTENANCE
PROJECTS SUCH AS PAVEMENT REPLACEMENT AND BRIDGE DECK REPAIRS.))
OUT Q=deck repairs.
The governor says this could save taxpayers 22 million dollars over five
The state also wants to widen ALL of I-81 from Winchester to Bristol because
of increased traffic.
That would cost two billion dollars.
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Stick around for more NEWS-7 at FIVE--
as we go to the top floor of the tallest building in the Star City, for a
look at this year's Festival of Trees.
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The mercury may be falling... but the cost of heating your home is on the
Compared to this time last year, fuel oil prices are up by 10-percent.
And the higher prices will be funneled to consumers when they get their
Local distributors say the rate increases are out of their control.
They blame the higher costs on market prices and suppliers.
IN Q=We have
((RON LUNDY/APB-WHITING OIL COMPANY: WE HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED PRICE INCREASES
THIS FALL COMPARED TO WHAT THEY WERE LAST YEAR. WE'RE CONCERNED ABOUT THAT.
WE'RE TRYING TO HOLD THOSE INCREASES TO A MINIMUM FOR OUR CUSTOMERS AND WE'VE
BEEN ABLE TO DO THAT. ))
SUPER=01-Ron Lundy/APB-Whiting Oil;
OUT Q=to do that
Fuel oil companies are not alone.
Roanoke Gas reports a 25-percent increase in natural gas prices.
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health music under
Stay with us-- there's more NEWS-7 at FIVE heading your way-- We'll show you
how to help the Mental Health Association and enjoy the holiday season.
Plus, Health Check heads to the movies.
One new release on the way may have special appeal to caregivers....and
you know who you are.
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Teen-age drug use keeps on rising.
An annual government survey of 50-thousand studies finds nearly 25-percent
of EIGHTH graders report using drugs in the past year, more than double the
rate in 1991.
For high school seniors, the figure is 40-percent, up from 27-percent.
IN Q=The survey tell us
((DONNA SHALALA/HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES SEC.: THE SURVEY TELLS US THAT DRUG USE
AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE IS AT UNACCEPTABLE LEVELS..THAT THE CORE OF THE PROBLEM IS
MARIJUANA, AND WE MUST FIGHT AGGRESSIVELY TO CHANGE THESE TRENDS. ))
SUPER=01-Donna Shalala/Health & Human Services Sec..; :
OUT Q=change these trends.
Shalala says parents who've used marijuana in the past, are having an
especially difficult time sending a clear message about the dangers of
A Montgomery County man has died of Legionnaires' Disease.
The 55-year-old man was the only remaining hospitalized case after the
recent Legionnaires' outbreak in the New River Valley.
He was hospitalized at the Salem V-A Medical Center since October.
A total of 16 cases of legionella pneumonia were confirmed in that
Two people died-- all other hospitalized patients have since been
discharged and are doing well.
Heart bypass surgery can lead to brain damage.
A study says the operation causes serious, lingering brain damage in as
many as 25-thousand patients each year.
According to a report in the New England Journal of Medicine-- six percent
of patients' brains are significantly, and sometimes PERMANENTLY harmed by the
IN Q=This is a
((DR. DENNIS MANGANO/STUDY SUPERVISOR: THIS IS A VERY SERIOUS AND IMPORTANT
COMPLICATION, PROBABLY THE MOST IMPORTANT COMPLICATION THAT WE CAN SEE AT
PRESENT WITH RESPECT TO BYPASS SURGERY. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Dennis Mangano/Study Supervisor;
OUT Q=bypass surgery.
Doctors believe the surgery can harm the brain by dislodging fatty deposits
that move on to block blood vessels and starve the brain of oxygen.
They're looking into new surgical methods to diminish the risks, and
pharmaceutical companies are testing drugs that would limit stroke damage.
Still some surgeons say the study exaggerates the risk.
Meanwhile, the survival of heart attack patients may hinge on who's taking
care of them.
According to another study in the New England Journal of Medicine, heart
attack victims were 12-percent more likely to live if treated by a cardiologist
instead of a general physician... as preferred by managed-care insurance plans.
About one and a half million Americans suffer heart attacks each year.
This one is for all the caregivers out there....those who devote so much
of themselves to doing for others.
Miramax Films has a new release coming-- called "Marvin's Room."
Diane Keaton plays a woman who has been taking care of her father and
aunt....when she discovers her own health is in serious jeopardy.
Meryl Streep plays the sister who-- eventually-- comes to help.
IN Q=I made this
(( I MADE THIS DECISION ONCE ALREADY YOU THINK I'VE WASTED MY LIFE?
I CAN'T IMAGINE A BETTER WAY TO HAVE SPENT MY LIFE.
WELL WE BOTH MADE THE RIGHT DECISION.
WHAT DECISION? DAD GOT SICK AND I CAME DOWN TO HELP OUT AND YOU DIDN'T.
I HAD PLANS, I HAD A HUSBAND, I COULDN'T COME DOWN.
YOU DIDN'T COME DOWN. WHAT MAKES YOU THINK FOR A SECOND THAT I DIDN'T HAVE
PLANS? YOU ARE JUST THE MOST...
GO AHEAD. SAY IT, SAY IT.
YOU'VE BEEN SAYING IT IN DIFFERENT WAYS SINCE I FIRST CAME DOWN HERE. ))
OUT Q= came down here
In the midst of it all, there's a search to find a match for Keaton's bone
marrow....the sisters also deal with the emotional problems of a teenage son.
The film may be of some interest to those who've found themselves
sandwiched between generations, balancing taking care of themselves...and
Each year the Roanoke Valley reaches out to help others during this Holiday
Season, but no effort is more colorful and festive than the Festival of Trees,
perched atop the city's tallest building.
On the 21st floor of First Union Tower, you can find dozens of trees and
help the Mental Health Association of the Roanoke Valley--here's Patrick Evans.
SUPER=21-Patrick Evans; :00
SUPER=01-Katie Van Patten/Mental Health of the Roanoke Valley; :37
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go to break
Move over "Tickle Me Elmo"...and watch out Malibu Barbie-- the so-called
"Trailer Trash Barbies" are being sold in California.
The anti-Barbie dolls are shaped like the Mattel dolls, but the similarities
The alternative dolls are retooled and unauthorized versions
of the real thing.
A cigarette dangles from her lips, her platinum hair shows black roots and
she has a baby slung over her hip.
At one store, shoppers can even pay more for body piercings.
The take-off of Mattel's Barbie doll is a big hit in San Francisco, but that
may change when the toy giant gets wind of it.
(toss to patrick)
(Patrick tosses to Jean)
Pocahontas County, West Virginia has practically cut its unemployment
numbers in half.
At this time last year the jobless rate was at 20 and half percent.
double boxes Jean/Keith
Keith Humphry joins us from the newsroom to tell us how the community made a
Jean, "Its gotta SUPER=Keith1;
be the shoes."
A few months ago, the West Virginia Shoe Company opened up shop in
And now its one of Pocahontas County's largest employers.
We'll show you what else is being done to help the economy there
double boxes Jean/Keith
coming up on News-7 at SIX.
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.