Next on News 7-
A new company is coming to Southside.
Fred Goldman has an offer for O-J Simpson.
And Tonya Harding's back in the news.
A Winter Storm Watch goes up for the region as snow and ice head this way.
Details just ahead.
On Health Check--
Testing is underway on a vaccine against a cause of cervical cancer.
Plus, your mood....and it's connection to your sleep cycle.
Changing patterns may be the key to feeling better.
((AND COMING UP TONIGHT IN SPORTS-- A NUMBER OF DRIVERS HAVE BEEN MAKING WAVES
EVER SINCE SPEEDWEEKS BEGAN. ANOTHER LIVE REPORT FROM THE TRACK FOR YOU
TONIGHT IN THE TWO MINUTE SPORTS TICKER.))
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Hundreds of new jobs are coming to the Southside.
The nation's largest computerized embroidery company is moving to Henry
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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
The family owned corporation, known as 5-B's, is planning to hire 500-
people over the next two and a half- years.
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Teresa Hamilton is in our Danville newsroom with details.
Jean, the good news doesn't stop there.
Company officials expect to hire an additional 500 people after that.
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((GOV. ALLEN:I THANK YOU ALL FOR MAKING THE RIGHT DECISION AND MAKING THE RIGHT
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Governor Allen wasn't the only one singing the company's praises.
Local officials say luring 5- B's is putting Henry County back on the right
((JACK DALTON/HENRY CO. SUPERVISOR:GETTING THE LARGEST COMPUTERIZED EMBROIDERY
COMPANY IN THE WORLD IT'S A GREAT FEELING, TALK ABOUT A 1000 JOBS IN THE NEAR
FUTURE, IT'S A GOOD THING FOR HENRY COUNTY. ))
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The average wage will be about seven to eight dollars.
And, believe it or not, the company plans to begin operations next month.
They'll be located at the Beaver Creek Industrial Park.
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It isn't just good news in the Southside but some could be heading Roanoke's
way as well.
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Len Besthoff is in our Roanoke newsroom with more.
Len, I understand this could be a pretty big industrial prospect?
That's right Teresa.
At least judging from the piece of land they're looking at in Roanoke's
Center for Industry and Technology.
Around ten this morning, about a dozen people toured one of the remaining
sites in this business park.
It's a 22- acre parcel that sits next to the Vitramon plant.
Among the group on hand, Roanoke's economic development chief, one of his
assistants, and the executive director of the Roanoke Valley Economic
Sources say they were showing the property to several higher ups from a
manufacturer that's considering the location of a major operation here, with as
many as 170 jobs.
Jean, the city has refused to comment on the matter, I would guess due to
the sensitivity of this situation.
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Hopefully we'll know more soon.
Fred Goldman has an offer for O-J Simpson- Admit to the killings-- and
Goldman will give up the millions of dollars Simpson owes him in damages.
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((FRED GOLDMAN: IF THE PERSON WHO'S NAME I DON'T USE THAT MURDERED MY SON WANTS
TO WRITE OUT A COMPLETE CONFESSION AND PUBLISH IT IN NEWSPAPERS AROUND THE
COUNTRY I WOULD BE GLAD TO IGNORE THE JUDGEMENT.))
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Goldman predicts Simpson will never do it.
Goldman says Simpson has never taken responsibility for anything he's done.
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Next on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- Tonya Harding is back in the news-- she says she was
the victim of an abduction.
And Roanoke Firefighters spent the morning controlling what they believe is
a suspicious blaze--
On Health Check, a breakthrough procedure to help some drug addicts through
Also tonight-- Patrick is watching his P's and Q's...
He's with some Roanoke College Students who are learning manners for the
working world-- details when we come back.
New Airline Safety recommendations made it to the President.
The Air Safety commission made 53 suggestions including computerized
screening of air travelers, background checks of airline employees and high
tech airport security.
The commission also wants the air traffic control system overhauled and
more money for research.
((THE RECOMMENDATIONS ON THIS REPORT ARE STRONG WE WILL PUT THEM INTO ACTION WE
WILL USE ALL THE TOOLS OF MODERN SCIENCE TO MAKE FLYING AS SAFE AS POSSIBLE.))
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The goal is to cut fatal airline accidents by 80 percent over ten years.
Fire investigators say a early morning blaze on Melrose Avenue looks
The fire marshal's office is still investigating the blaze. It started
around four this morning in an abandoned house in the 21-hundred block of
A witness noticed the flames and called the fire department.
Fire destroyed the abandoned house, as well as an occupied house next door.
Firefighters were able to save a third house that was threatened.
No one was injured.
Montgomery County announces a successor for its retiring county
Jeff Johnson will begin his duties March third.
Johnson has served as county administrator in Craig and Nelson counties, and
currently holds the same position in Brunswick County.
That's where he was announcing his departure today,
while Montgomery County was announcing his arrival.
Johnson is a native of Giles County.
Officials say his New River Valley roots will be an advantage.
((JOE GORMAN/MONTGOMERY SUPERVISORS CHRMN: HE GREW UP HERE AND HE KNOWS, HE'S
FAMILIAR WITH IT IN GREAT DETAIL. AND HAVING WORKED HER AND KNOWING THE PEOPLE,
WE FEEL THAT IT'S A GREAT ADVANTAGE. ))
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Johnson replaces Betty Thomas, who retires at the end of March after 24
years on the job in Montgomery County.
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Sometimes college students get a bad reputation when it comes to manners- but
Patrick found a group trying to remedy that.
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Some Roanoke College students are getting a lesson in etiquette the old
fashioned way--at the dinner table.
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At the PRESIDENT'S dinner table that is, as Patrick Evans explains from the
President's Dining room at Roanoke College.
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SUPER=01-Toni McLawhorn/Roanoke College;
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In tonight's Two Minute Ticker-- Mike Stevens joins us live for a report from
On health check--
New hope for heroin addicts-- who
haven't been successful with detoxication.
An infusion of opiate blockers may be the key to getting addicts off
drugs-- quickly and painlessly.
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There are more than a million heroin addicts in the U-S-- many have tried
unsuccessfully to quit the habit.
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But an experimental procedure is taking the sting out of heroin
detoxification with some impressive results.
The procedure is known as UROD-- Ultra Rapid Opiate Detoxification.
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((WE CONSIDER THIS TO BE A MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGH.FOR THE FIRST TIME, INDIVIDUALS
THAT ARE ADDICTED TO OPIATES ARE BE DETOXED
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The Center for Investigation and Treatment of Addiction started the study
six months ago in New York.
Experts say UROD is effective for patients addicted to natural or
synthetic drugs-- such as heroin, methodone, and opium....and prescription
painkillers such as morphine and demorol.
Doctors say unlike any other treatment in the world, UROD can provide
100-percent detoxification in 24 hours-- compared to other treatments that can
take up to 30 days.
Still, there is a relapse rate of about 40-percent, lower though than
Researchers are testing a vaccine for a sexually transmitted disease
believed to cause cervical cancer.
The study is underway at the University of Rochester which will give the
vaccine to about 100 people.
They hope the participants become immunized against the human papilloma
virus, which is linked to cervical cancer and some types of penile cancer.
The virus is believed to affect up to 40 million people in the U-S.
There may be another good reason to add fiber to your diet-- especially for
Harvard researchers found the risk of developing diabetes was
two-and-a-half times lower in women who ate a high-fiber, low sugar diet.
By contrast those who ate a starchy diet loaded with white bread, potatoes,
white rice and cola had a higher risk of diabetes.
The study is reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Our moods often depend on our sleep-- not necessarily how much sleep we've
had, but whether the sleep is in sync with our internal biological clock.
At least that's according to a recent study.
It put volunteers through a month of isolation to study sleep patterns.
The study found the volunteers' moods were worst when they were awake two
hours before the time their internal clock said they should have been getting
Moods were happiest several hours after the biological clock said they
should be awake.
In a typical schedule, that corresponds with mid-afternoon.
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((THE WAY YOU'RE SLEEPING CAN EFFECT IN A SIGNIFICANT MANNER HOW HAPPY YOU ARE
THE FOLLOWING DAY. TO KNOW ABOUT THIS CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE. AND ALSO IF
YOU WANT TO MAINTAIN STABLE LEVELS OF MOOD AS POSSIBLE, KEEP REGULAR SLEEP
HABITS, GO TO BED AT THE SAME TIME, WAKE UP AT THE SAME TIME. ))
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The researchers say people who work different day-night shifts have their
internal clocks out of sync with the world around them.
These researchers believe this could explain why shift workers often report
feeling anxious and depressed.
Time now for sports-- Normally you think of names like Jarratt, Earnhardt
and Gordon making all the headlines in Daytona--
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But Mike Stevens joins us tonight with a Virginia driver who's making a name
for himself as a rookie.
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Shifting gears to basketball back in Southwest Virginia...here's Steve
Mason with the latest edition of Hometown Hoops Weekly.
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SUPER=01-Richard Mcelwee/Bath Co. Head Coach; :38
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SUPER=01-Al Copenhaver/George Wythe Head Coach; :52
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((Until this year, Highland's claim to fame was the longest documented
losing streak in Virginia High School history. The Rams are currently 14 and 3
and the Pioneer district's 2nd place team thanks to a guard/center combination.
10 and 7 Bath County success mainly falls on Pioneer leading scorer Adam
Grist who is averaging over 20 a game.
George Wythe is on track to successfully defend it's Hogoheegee district
title, currently holding down first place.
6'5" center Brian Barnes is the 17 and 3 Maroons top scorer.
Point guard Justin Bourne's 11 points, 6 assists and 3 steals has also been
Floyd County and Parry McCluer recently lost. Magna Vista is 7th, but
Martinsville has tied for the Piedmont district lead.
In girls, 17 and 1 Pulaski County, is a perfect 7 and OH in the Roanoke Valley
District. 4 seniors lead a deep squad.
Congratulations to the William Fleming Lady Colonels who recognized their
seniors last night, Steve Mason, Hometown Hoops Weekly.))
Figure skater Tonya Harding is back in the news- and once again it has
nothing to do with skating.
Harding says a man tried to abduct her this morning.
Police say the bushy haired man kidnapped Harding from her Oregon home and
forced her to drive her pickup truck to another town.
Harding says she escaped along a country road by running the truck into
the woods, eluding her captor and then recovering her truck and driving back to
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Tonight on NEWS-7 at Six-- we continue a look back at some of our favorite
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in our weeklong series "Voices from the past", here's Keith.
Today, there are female deejays at nearly every radio station in the
But in 1976, there was only one...
We tracked down Linda Silver-- now a radio executive working in New York
City-- who reminisces on her days as the lone woman over the airwaves.
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Voices from the Past-- in 30- minutes on news-7 at six.
Thanks-- 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