News 7 at Five is next-
where we'll go live to Washington to inauguration day festivities.
Plus Len Besthoff reported about it last week. Now it's official. There
will be layoffs at the G-E plant in Salem.
As temperatures return to normal, it feels rather mild outside. Readings
should hit 50 tomorrow.
On Health Check-- are you a candidate for having an iron deficiency?
We'll explain how what you eat contributes greatly to the problem.
((PROTECT AND DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES SO HELP ME GOD.
William Jefferson Clinton is inaugurated to a second term as President of
the United States.
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President Clinton proclaims this a day of hope and renewal.
In his inaugural speech he issued a call for racial and political unity.
Liz Mullen is in Washington where inaugural festivities have been going on
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CLINTON: So help me God.
And so.. in, William Jefferson Clinton was sworn in to his second term as
President of the United States.
the quarter million people gathered in front of the capitol...exhuberant.
In a 22 minute speech, the president emphasized choice, responsibility, and
PRESIDENT CLINTON: THE CHALLENGE OF OUR PAST REMAINS THE CHALLENGE OF OUR
FUTURE: WILL WE BE ONE
NATION, ONE PEOPLE, WITH ONE DESTINY -- OR NOT? WILL WE ALL COME TOGETHER, OR
THE AMERICAN PEOPLE RETURNED TO OFFICE A PRESIDENT OF ONE PARTY AND A
CONGRESS OF ANOTHER. SURELY, THEY DID NOT DO THIS TO ADVANCE THE POLITICS OF
PETTY BICKERING AND EXTREME PARTISAN SHIP THEY PLAINLY DEPLORE.
About two hours later, house speaker Newt Gingrich presented the president and
vice-president with flags.. flown especially for them.. over the capitol.
SPEAKER NEWT GINGRICH: WHILE WE MAY DISAGREE ABOUT SOME THINGS HERE YOU'RE
AMONG FRIENDS AND AS
AMERICANS WE CHERISH AND WISH YOU GODSPEED IN YOUR ADMINISTRATION.
Crowds lining Pennsylvania Avenue were ecsatic when the first family walked
part of the way back to the White House where they enjoyed the Inaugural
Some argue the fun is just beginning: there are 15 Inaugural balls planned for
tonight. The president and the First Lady are scheduled to attend all of
them.. ending up back at the White House by about four a-m in the morning.
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Southwest Virginia was represented in today's Inaugural parade--
Here's James Madison University's Marching Dukes from Harrisonburg, also on
hand Virginia Tech's Highty Tighties, and even Roanoke City's Mounted Police
are making an appearance today in the streets of the nation's capitol.
It's the kind of rumor you hope doesn't turn out to be true.
But it has.
Layoffs are on the way at the G-E plant in Salem.
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Len Besthoff has more on this story.
So Len, workers began hearing about this during the past two weeks, right?
That's right Jean.
As we first told you last Monday, the company will trim its workforce by
just under 200 people.
Among those affected, 58- year- old Les Brown.
He just started working at the plant eight months ago.
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((LES BROWN/LAID OFF GE EMPLOYEE: ))
SUPER=01-Les Brown/Laid Off GE Employee;
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G-E told its employees today that it will lay off 167 hourly production
20 other volunteered to take temporary layoffs through March.
These employees average around 12- to- 15- dollars- an- hour.
The layoffs begin next Monday.
The company says its doing this because of low demand for the drive systems,
controls and automation products it makes.
Up until today, production employees had a mandatory vacation for the past
two weeks because of the low workload.
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Salaried people did show up for work though.
(question: Any timetable on when these folks may be called back to work? )
It seemed like a mild day in Roanoke, but some school systems are still
delaying classes...take school watch
here's the latest list of school announcements.
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Here's what's next on NEWS-7 at FIVE--the latest on the murder
investigation of Ennis Cosby--
And Roanoke remembers Doctor Martin Luther King, Junior...with a march to
remember the slain civil rights leader.
On Health Check-- children behaving badly.
It's all part of life, but there are a few ways to control the temper
tantrums and acting up.
Also coming up-- Patrick is checking out what teams are hot in the Star
It's all a part of this week's Superbowl Hype-- stick around for more NEWS-7
Bill Cosby is challenging the tabloid media to offer rewards for
information on the person who killed his son.
The National Enquirer is the first to accept putting up 100 thousand
SUPER=03-Los Angeles/Last Week;
Cosby's son Ennis was killed while changing a flat tire in Los Angeles.
An L-A TV station reports Ennis Cosby's death was swift-
Police sources say Cosby was suprised by the gunman and unable to defend
Bill Cosby's TV show will be on as scheduled tonight here on WDBJ- with a
special tribute to the entertainer's son.
Today marks the 12th year the nation has observed Doctor Martin Luther King
In the Commonwealth, his memory is shared with Confederate heros Robert E.
Lee and Stonewall Jackson.
But here in our area, the focus was clearly on the slain civil right's
Forty years ago, he founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference...
the group's Roanoke chapter marched from the Poff Federal Building to St. Paul
Baptist Church in his honor.
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((PERNELLER CHUBB-WILSON/SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE: THIS IS THE
FIRST YEAR THAT WE HAVE EVER HAD THE SCLC IN THE ROANOKE AREA AND I'M VERY
PROUD OF TODAY. I'M VERY PROUD THAT ALL PEOPLE CAME TOGETHER. AS YOU CAN SEE
ALL RACES ARE HERE TODAY. ))
SUPER=01-Perneller Chubb-Wilson/Roanoke S.C.L.C.;
OUT Q=here today
Once inside the church... observers were treated to a series of speeches and
Thousands watched the Presidential Inauguration-- but in Richmond, a
newly-elected delegate took an oath of his own.
Barnie Day was sworn in to the House of Delegates at the State Capitol.
The Democrat's victory came just last week in a special election to fill the
office vacated by Roscoe Reynolds, who left for the State Senate.
With Day in the house- there are now 53 Democrats there.
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Nearly everyone knows the Patriots and Packers are playing in the Super Bowl
Sunday, but who's tops when it comes to sports paraphanalia?
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STOCKS BUMP NEXT
The Superbowl is just a week away, and sports merchandising will no doubt
try to cash in on the big game with some big sales.
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Patrick Evans joins us from one downtown Roanoke retailer with a look at
how the two Superbowl teams are selling their logos, and how well some teams
closer to home did.
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In tonight's Two Minute Ticker-- the NBA and NHL didn't take the day off for
Martin Luther King Day.
Mike has highlights from the ice and hardwoods--a little later on.
But first-- Chronic respiratory tract disorders--
They're a problem for millions of Americans.
The latest ideas on causes-- and treatments, coming up on Health Check.
You've heard the phrase "iron poor blood"--
If you are pregnant, a growing adolescent or a vegetarian...you are at
high risk of being iron deficient.
IN Q= A study in
OUT Q=iron absorption
A study in this month's Journal of the American Chemical Society finds the
kinds of food we eat can contribute to the problem.
Specifically, red meat like beef contains a form of iron that is more
easily absorbed by the body than the kind of iron found in fish and poultry.
Processed foods-- like fried chicken, degrade the iron, making it less
available to the body.
Recent trends away from eating beef can therefore contribute to iron
The researchers are also just the latest to suggest that drinking orange
juice can improve iron absorption.))
Hayfever, allergic asthma and sinusitis are three of the most common chronic
respiratory tract disorders affecting patients of all ages--
And researchers say all three seem to be on the rise.
IN Q=There's now evidence
((DR WILLIAM BUSSE/UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN MEDICAL SCHOOL: THERE'S NOW EVIDENCE
THAT THERE SEEMS TO BE A DIRECT CORRELATION BETWEEN THE PRESENCE OF HAYFEVER
AND THE APPEARANCE OF ASTHMA IN PATIENTS. FURTHERMORE THERE IS ALSO SOME
EVIDENCE THAT INDICATES THAT IF ONE TREAT THAT IF ONE TREATS HAYFEVER EARLY,
YOU MAY BE ABLE TO PREVENT THE DEVELOPMENT OF ASTHMA. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. William Busse/Univ. of Wisconsin Medical School; :
OUT Q=development of asthma.
About 50 million people suffer from allergies--and 35 million more have
One risk factor-- exposure to allergens like animal dander and house dust
Treatment consists of environmental control, medication-- immunotherapy or
allergy shots-- and patient understanding of the condition.
If you take birth control pills you may want to listen to this---
Bristol-Myers Squibb is recalling 150 thousand packages of their birth
control pill called Ovcon 35-- the 28-day formula.
The company says several packages have been discovered with pills in the
It says women should take pills with lot number H-6-J-2-7-2-A back to
their pharmacies for a free replacement.
The company also says a woman is unlikely to get pregnant as a result of
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Meanwhile the F-D-A says people with implanted heart defibrillators should
ask their doctor if they have the ventritex model v-110.
The failure of an electrical part in this model may have been responsible
for the death of two people.
California-based Ventritex is offering to reprogram the defibrillator for
Implanted defibrillators can save lives by giving a jolt of electricity
when the heart stops beating.
Children and temper tantrums--sometimes the two just go hand in hand.
But there are ways to curb this irritable behavior.
It's important for this family with a 4- year- old and 3- year- old triplets
to handle tantrums with an even temper.
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((IT'S ONE THING THAT I REALLY USE WITH MY KIDS AND I LEARNED IT THROUGH THIS
PARENTING CLASS I WAS TAKING IS THAT THERE IS A CONSEQUENCE FOR THEIR ACTIONS
OUT Q=for their actions
Not only consequences, but consistency is important.
If a parent gives in once to a tantrum in thirty times, that's enough to
reinforce the behavior.
IN Q=the most important
((THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO DO IS NEVER LET THE CHILD GET THE IDEA THAT A
TANTRUM IS THE WAY TO ACHIEVE THE GOAL, THAT'S THE BOTTOM LINE. ))
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OUT Q=the bottom line
It's also important to set a good example.
Often children will do as you do rather than do as you say.
Let's turn now to sports-- a big game tonight in Salem for the Roanoke
MIke Stevens has a preview, as well as lots of highlights from the pros.
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Welcome everybody to the Monday afternoon Two minute sports ticker.
In honor of Martin Luther King day,
the NBA traditionally plays a numberr of matinees to give young fans who are
out of school a chance to take in an NBA contest.
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And today they did just that in New York as the Knicks hosted the Washington
Patrick Ewing was the story in this one as he dominated the inside with 22
points and 14 rebounds.
Point Guard Charlie Ward also did a good job feeding his teammates.
He had five assists, as the Knicks win it 95-to-79.
SUPER=03-Philadelphia/Bucks vs. Sixers;
In Philadelphia, the Sixers were trying to turn their season around at the
spectrum as they hosted the Bucks.
Rookie Allen Iverson threw in a game high 31 points for the Sixers, but Bucks
got good balance from Glenn Robinson and Vin Baker as two combined for 51, and
the Bucks win it 114-to-104.
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And on the NHL ice this afternoon, the Caps beat the Bruins on the road as
they overcame a one to nothing deficit.
Kelly Miller gets the eventual game winner in the second as the Caps beat
A big night for mens basketball in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference as
Roanoke plays host to the red hot Yellow Jackets of Randolph Macon at the Bast
After stopping conference rival bridgewater last week; the Maroons are a
perfect 6 and OH in the ODAC and 11 and 1 overall.
Roanoke will now have to contend with the Jackets who have won 5 in a row.
((PAGE MOIR/ROANOKE HEAD COACH:))
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OUT Q=...everything they get"
In other ODAC mens basketball news, 4 players from Emory and Henry have quit
the team. Among them; former Floyd County star Jason Light who WAS leading the
conference in scoring.
According to Emory and henry sources, the foresome officially quit this
past Thursday after Wednesdays loss to Maryville. Ironically, Light scored his
1 thousandth career point in that loss.
Elsewhere tonight Virginia Tech is home in the Cassell battling LaSalle in a
Atlantic 10 game at 7.
And the Liberty Flames host UNC-Greensboro tonight at the Vines center in a
Big South Battle.
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More sports at 6, and more News 7 at 5 with Jean Jadhon right after this.
Have a great evening everybody.
take a break
An attempt to travel around the world in a balloon ends this morning- in
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It was one week ago American Steve Fossett left St. Louis in a balloon-
By the time he reached India- he was running short of propane gas and
running into thunderstorms.
A fellow balloonist who tried earlier this year- was one of the first to
((RICHARD BRANSON/BRITISH BALLOONIST: HE'S HAD A FANTASTIC FIGHT. I WAS
THOROUGHLY JEALOUS. I WOULD'VE LOVED TO HAVE BEEN UP THERE WITH EM BUT HE'S
SUPER=01-Richard Branson/British Balloonist;
OUT Q=he's done great."
Fossett did break records for the longest distance travelled and staying
aloft longer than any other balloonist.
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We'll have more on President Clinton's inauguration tonight at six...
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Here's Keith Humphry with a preview...
Jean tonight we'll take a look at the inauguration ceremony through some
Eric Earnhart spent the day at Clifton Forge Middle school, to find out what
students there thought about today's events.
We'll also find out what they expect from their president over the next four
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That story and much more news of the day in 30 minutes on NEWS-7 at SIX
That's it for NEWS-7 at FIVE-- for more news later tonight--
join Connie Stevens for the region's first local primetime newscast, NEWS-7
Primetime-- tonight at 10 on WEFC.
Have a good evening.