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One Roanoke company is bought- another may be sold.
And Singer Bruce Hornsby is the latest to voice his opinion on the state
Clouds and cold weather top the forecast today and it looks like more snow
will be here Thursday afternoon.
On Health Check today-- the latest news in children's health-- from
testing newborns for the virus that causes AIDS--
to making sure consumers understand exactly what's in the medicine they're
giving their kids.
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(jean ad lib)
One Roanoke company is being bought, and another is exploring that
GRAPHIC=news-7 at five
Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
Two big stories that will likely get some attention on Wall Street,
originated right out of Roanoke today.
double boxes Len/Jean
Len Besthoff is on top of the news-- Len what do you have for us tonight--
(roll cue: possibility of a sale)
IN Q= advance auto
SUPER=01-Ron Blum/Innotech Founder;
OUT Q=do it yourself
LIVE=len ad lib
(question: how do innotech shareholders make-out?)
Ben Lilly swore to a judge today he did not kill Virginia Tech student
And his younger brother Mark, who told police Ben WAS the killer, changed
Mark's earlier statement was a key part of the state's capital murder case
But as the judge considered whether to impose the death sentence the jury
recommended, Mark said he had lied to protect himself.
((MARK LILLY/BEN LILLY'S BROTHER: I CAN'T SAY FOR SURE WHO KILLED HIM, EITHER
PARTY. I CAN'T SAY FOR SURE.
QUESTION: WHY IS THAT?
ANSWER: BECAUSE AT THE TIME OF THE SHOOTING I WAS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE CAR
THROWING UP ALL THE LIQUOR AND BEER THAT I'D BEEN DRINKING THROUGHOUT THE DAY.
SUPER=01-Mark Lilly/Ben Lilly's Brother;
OUT Q=throughout the day.
The judge didn't buy it though.
The woman who married Lilly in jail last month said she'll stand by her
husband, despite the court's ruling that may make her a widow.
((LORETTA LILLY/BEN LILLY'S WIFE: I DON'T FEEL THAT BEN IS GUILTY AND I LOVE
HIM REGARDLESS OF WHAT HE EVER DID OR DON'T DO. ))
SUPER=01-Loretta Lilly/Ben Lilly's Wife;
OUT Q=or don't do.
Lilly's lawyers say they'll appeal their client's conviction.
O-J Simpson promises he'll have something to say about his civil trial --
just not now.
SUPER=03-Santa Monica, CA;
Yesterday a jury decided Simpson must pay 25 million dollars in Punitive
The plaintiffs lawyer says the high amount was designed to stop Simpson from
ever profiting from his notoriety.
((DANIEL PETROCELLI/GOLDMAN FAMILY ATTORNEY: THEY FOUND IT WAS ABHORRENT THAT
HE COULD POSSIBLY PROFIT AND EARN INCOME AND KEEP ALL THAT MONEY OVER THE NEXT
TWENTY TO THIRTY YEARS.))
SUPER=01-Daniel Petrocelli/Goldman Family Attorney;
OUT Q=TO THIRTY YEARS."
Jurors cited overwhelming physical evidence but also said Simpson's
testimony had too many holes.
((STEVE STRATI/JURY FOREMAN: INCONSISTENCIES INCLUDED WEARING THE SHOES.
INCONSISTENCIES INCLUDED HOW HE RECEIVED THE CUTS ON HIS HANDS, INCONSISTENCIES
INVOLVED HIS ACTIONS THE NIGHT AT ROCKINGHAM. THERE WERE SO MANY
INCONSISTENCIES ON HIS PRIOR RELATIONSHIP WITH NICOLE.))
SUPER=01-Steve Strati/Jury Foreman;
OUT Q=RELATIONSHIP WITH NICOLE."
The judge has ten days to decide whether to reduce the amount of damages.
He used to be a Fort Bragg soldier- Now he's on trial for murder.
Today's focus was the defendant's alleged ties to the skinheads.
A former girlfriend says James Burmeister shaved his head and put up Nazi
He's accused in the killings of a black couple.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Straight ahead on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- Musician Bruce Hornsby gives his opinion
on the state song--
But first-- it's been a famous landmark and fancy restaurant for many
years-- without notice, La Maison is now on the auction block--
The F-D-A has just approved a new prescription drug to help relieve the pain
The clincher-- it's not for humans.
Patrick is playing Mindgames--
A complete report when we come back--
One of Roanoke's finest restaurants closed suddenly today.
La Maison hosted a wedding reception Saturday... it's usually closed
Mondays, but the decision to put it on the auction block took even employees by
The owner of the real estate signed a contract today with Woltz and
Associates to sell the mansion and everything in it-- at an auction sometime in
the next couple of months... for a property worth something in the high six
IN Q=Very easily
((JIM WOLTZ/AUCTIONEER: VERY EASILY 6- 700, POSSIBLY $800,000. WITH FOUR ACRES
AND THE STRUCTURES THAT ARE HERE, IT OFFERS A GOOD OPPORTUNITY FOR SOMEONE.))
OUT Q=for someone.
The man who had been running the restaurant had entered into a
lease-purchase arrangement with the owner, but he turned over the keys Saturday
and apparently defaulted on the note.
The new head of the Roanoke Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau was raised
on an Iowa dairy farm.
But he says Southwestern Virginia is truly the "CREAM of the crop."
This morning David (KOHL-heed) Kjolhede officially took over as executive
director of the C-V-B.
His first order of business is to meet with local tourism leaders and
Then he'll turn his attention to making money for the Roanoke Valley.
IN Q=It's all
((DAVID KJOLHEDE/ROANOKE VALLEY CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU EXECUTIVE
DIRECTOR: IT'S ABOUT ECONOMICS. AND IF WE BRING MORE PEOPLE IN, WE GENERATE
MORE REVENUE, WHICH BENEFITS EVERYONE IN THE VALLEY. WE CREATE JOBS, AND THAT'S
WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT. SO THAT'S WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO. ))
SUPER=01-David Kjolhede/Convention and Visitors Bureau;
OUT Q=trying to do
(KOHL-heed) Kjolhede believes the area has a number of key assets to attract
Specifically he talked about the region's natural beauty and the convention
and conference facilities.
The fight over "Carry Me Back to Old Virginia" has unearthed fans and
detractors all over the state.
The latest to weigh in -- for what it's worth -- Grammy- winning pop star
and Williamsburg native Bruce Hornsby.
Hornsby sat in at the state capitol today.
He says it's "absolutely" time to get rid of "Carry Me Back."
But he's declined to try his hand at a replacement.
IN Q=No no
((BRUCE HORNSBY: NO NO. NO IT'S TOO HARD TO WRITE A SONG LIKE THAT FOR ME FOR
MY MUSICAL SORT OF AESTHETIC. IT WOULD BE TOO HARD FOR ME TO WRITE A SONG THAT
FITS A BILL AND THAT I DIDN'T FIND -- THAT I FOUND TO BE FULFILLING SORT OF
ARTISTICALLY. IT WOULD BE A REALLY TOUGH ASSIGNMENT.))
A House committee is expected to take up the Senate bill tomorrow that would
retire the state song.
groovy music UNDER
An old favorite has returned to the Science Museum at Center in the Square,
and it will challenge your perceptions....
OUT Q=News 7 at Five.
STOCKS BUMP NEXT
The Science Museum of Western Virginia is about to play tricks on your
mind, but don't let that scare you.
As Patrick Evans explains, "Mindplay" is a popular exhibit returning to
Roanoke for another successful run.
SUPER=21-Patrick Evans; :00
SUPER=01-Judy Hensley/Exhibits Director; :35 quicki
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health music under
In tonight's two minute ticker-- not only does Mike Stevens have a live
report from the speedway, but the latest from the launch pad.
On Health Check-- millions suffer from low back pain.
But, not many realize the power of stretching, in working out the aches and
IN Q=At home you
((AT HOME YOU CAN DO THIS IN A DOORWAY, AND WHAT YOU WANT TO DO IS JUST TRY TO
HOLD IT FOR A MINUTE AT A TIME, AND THEN YOU ARE GOING TO SWITCH LEGS. ))
OUT Q=switch legs.
health bump next
The American Academy of Pediatrics says labels do not give consumers enough
information about all the ingredients in a drug.
And in another study, doctors say infants with flat heads do not need
surgery to correct the problem.
Here's the latest in children's health news-- beginning with a first for
U-S Hospitals-- as one state is now testing infants for the AIDS virus and
then notifying parents of the results.
IN Q=The state of
The state of New York was already conducting anonymous testing for
statistical purposes-- now hospitals will have to track mothers down and offer
counseling after they leave the hospital.
The new policy is controversial, because it reveals not the baby's but the
mother's H-I-V status.
Drug companies are only required to list active ingredients in
medication-- but other inactive ingredients such as sweeteners and dyes can
cause seizures, breathing problems or diarrhea in some children.
A study in the journal Pediatrics found that 90 percent of pediatric drugs
did not list specific ingredients.
The academy recommends mandatory labeling of all inactive ingredients for
over-the-counter and prescription drugs.
Also in the journal Pediatrics- recent recommendations that parents put
children to sleep only on their backs to prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
has stirred interest in flatheadedness.
But researchers say simply alternating the position of the head from one
side to the other will correct the problem and prevent flattening of one side
of the head altogether.))
Millions of Americans suffer from lower back pain-- but few realize one of
the best weapons to fight the pain is stretching.
IN Q=Just standing
((JEFF STIFFLER/BACK PAIN PATIENT: JUST STANDING UP FOR AN HOUR OR AN HOUR AND
A HALF, IT GOT TO THE POINT IF I STOOD IN ONE POSITION, I COULDN'T MOVE. ))
SUPER=01-Jeff Stiffler/Back Pain Patient; :
OUT Q=couldn't move.
***CONNIE AUDIO ON CART***
For instance, physical therapists say one major cause of low back pain can
be a set of tight hamstrings.
This hamstring stretch is held for a full minute.
Lower back muscles can be stretched with a simple knee to chest maneuver--
There's also the knee drop stretch-- where the key is to keep the shoulders
on the floor and to stretch only until you feel it-- not until it hurts.
IN Q=You're going
((YOU'RE GOING TO FEEL IT THROUGH THE ENTIRE OUTSIDE OF THE BACK AND MAYBE DOWN
INTO THE BUTTOCK REGION A LITTLE BIT DEPENDING ON HOW MUCH TIGHTNESS YOU HAVE.
SUPER=01-Heather Smith/Physical Therapist; :
OUT Q=tightness you have.
This stretch addresses pressure on the psiatic nerve-- it can be done
twice a day.
The Food and Drug Administration has just approved a new prescription drug
which effectively relieves the pain and inflammation of osteo-arthritis.
But it's intended for a different set of patients.
It's for dogs.
Osteo-arthritis is fairly common in canines.
It's characterized by pain, joint swelling and decreased activities-- just
like in humans.
The medication is called Rimodil-- (Rye-Mo-Dil) and it's available by
prescription from your veterinarian.
Although any dog can develop arthritis, it's frequently seen in older,
larger and overweight pooches, or those who might have inherited problems such
as hip or elbow dysplasia.
So now the dogs have their own medications-- up until now, they had to be
treated with human drugs.
After no activity yesterday-- it's been non-stop racing in Daytona today.
DOUBLE BOXES MIKE/Jean
Mike Stevens checks in with a look at some of today's activity.
(mike ad lib)
(roll cue: "...Don't be too quick to pass judgment.")
SUPER=04-This Morning; :00
SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/Dupont Chevy Driver; :22
SUPER=01-Rusty Wallace/Miller Ford Driver; :35
SUPER=01-Sterling Marlin/Kodak Chevy Driver; 1:30
OUT Q=in any division.
(roll cue: "...at the Kennedy space center.")
IN Q=nat sound
SUPER=03-Kennedy Space Cntr.;
OUT Q=with of all people NASCAR.
go to break
(toss to ROBIN)
(ROBIN tosses to Jean)
Tonight at six we continue our series, Voices from the Past--
double boxes Jean/Keith
Here's Keith Humphry with a preview of the latest installment.
Jean, travel with usSUPER=@Keith1;
back in time to the Hill City
where they spelled "generation gap" with just four letters: W-L-L-L. Kids
loved it. Their parents hated it. We'll meet a deejay from the old station in
tonight's edition of "Voices From The Past."
double boxes Jean/Keith
That story and other news of the day tonight 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.
See you later, Goodnight