Here's what you'll see tonight on NEWS-7 at FIVE...
Don't touch that dial--new owners are tuning into a couple of radio stations
in our area.
A key Whitewater figure will spend time behind bars.
And what's Tiger Woods doing for the game of golf?
Again tonight, temperatures will be well below normal. The frosty details
are coming up.
On Health Check-- new theories on hysterectomies for women.
Plus-- net surfers beware....check the source on all that health info
floating around in cyberspace.
Three years in prison for Whitewater figure James McDougal.
GRAPHIC=news-7 at five
Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
The sentencing came late this afternoon on fraud charges.
But first, McDougal apologized for his crimes and says he takes full
SUPER=03-Little Rock, AR;
McDougal is the President's former business partner.
He says he embarrassed the people of his community and asked for their
The Whitewater prosecutor says McDougal deserved a break because he helped
In addition to the three year prison term, Mcdougal also got three years
probation and a ten thousand dollar fine.
He could have faced a possible 84 years in prison- fined up to four and a
half million dollars.
Attorney General Janet Reno- says she will NOT name an independent counsel
to investigate Democratic fundraising.
Reno says the Justice department can do it's own investigation.
That's angered some republicans- who say Reno should resign.
((THE NOTION OF THE ADMINISTRATION INVESTIGATING THE ADMINISTRATION IS REALLY A
((THE BUCK STOPS WITH JANET RENO. THERE APPEARS TO BE SPECIFIC AND CREDIBLE
EVIDENCE THERE'S BEEN WRONGDOING HERE.))
SUPER=01-Rep. Henry Hyde/Chairman Judiciary Committee; :02-05!
OUT Q=BEEN WRONGDOING HERE."
Allegations range from Vice President Gore dialing for dollars from the
White House- and President Clinton offering the Lincoln Bedroom to big donors.
The Democratic National Committee is also accused of taking foreign money
that could have influenced foreign policy.
Psychological evaluations are underway at a Baltimore hospital for an
eight-year old Pittsylvania County boy accused of murdering his stepfather.
According to a source close to the case... this latest round of testing was
ordered because psychiatrists from the University of Virginia Medical Center
concluded the child is not fit to stand trial.
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./December 1996;
It's been nearly four months since 55-year old Bernard Rosser was found dead
inside his Gretna home.
SUPER=04-The Franklin News-Post;
An autopsy showed he died from a severe blow to the head.
According to the source, another hearing won't be scheduled until the
current psychological tests are complete.
There's a lot of moving and shaking in the local radio business these days.
But it's not to the beat of THE MUSIC as much as it is the color of money.
The owner of "Hot Country" J-93 FM announced he's selling the Roanoke
station for THREE-POINT ONE-MILLION DOLLARS.
SOT ROANOKE TAPE 14:02:53
IN Q=The purchaser
((LLOYD GOCHENOUR/J93FM OWNER: THE PURCHASER THAT HAS SIGNED THE PAPERS IS
CAPSTAR, AND THEY WILL TAKE OVER MAY FIRST 1997.))
SUPER=01-Lloyd Gochenour/J93FM Owner;
OUT Q=May first, 1997.
Lloyd (GO-ken-hour) Gochenour has owned J-93 since 19-69.
He's keeping an A-M station in the same building.
Gochenour will take one million-dollars of his earnings and put it in a
The company that's buying J-93 also owns rock station W-R-O-V, and it has
negotiated to buy WYYD.
Federal communications laws have loosened in recent years, allowing a
company to own more than one station in a market.
Two other local radio stations have also become part of a multi- million-
More on that at six.
You can now look for "No Sweatshops" label on clothes you buy.
It's a new code for the apparel industry outlined today by President
((SOME OF THE CLOTHING AND SHOES WE BUY HERE IN AMERICAN ARE MANUFACTURED UNDER
WORKING CONDITIONS WHICH ARE DEPLORABLE AND UNACCEPTABLE.))
OUT Q=and unacceptable."
The code is designed to provide minimum wages and working conditions for
Companies which prove they observe the code will be allowed to display the
HARD MUSIC UNDER
A Lynchburg man who wants to fill the seat vacated by retiring delegate
Joyce Crouch makes it official today.
And a renewed interest in golf-- right here in our region... Some say thanks
in part to Master's champ Tiger Woods.
Just what foods really do help fight cancer?
Researchers are now looking at tomatoes, oranges and tofu.
That story, plus another new study looks at the possible health benefits of
freshly brewed coffee.
Also coming up-- a preview of Local Colors...
It's a Roanoke cultural celebration...stay close.
A major moonshine case was settled in federal court this morning with half
a dozen guilty pleas.
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./August 1996
When state and local authorities busted the still on route 672 last year,
they charged a Pittsylvania County man with making UN-taxed peach brandy.
A FEDERAL indictment identified Amos Law as the brains behind the
He arranged everything- -including finding a secluded spot and providing the
equipment and raw materials.
He got Lewis Ayers to operate the still. Law was his best... and ONLY
They'll be sentenced later, along with four other men.
A Lynchburg dry cleaner is hoping to win a seat in the House of Delegates.
Ron (bew-CAN-non) Buchanan is running for the Republican nomination in the
district Joyce Crouch now represents.
Buchanan says one of his priorities is economic development.
IN Q=That's where the state government
((RON BUCHANAN/R- CANDIDATE FOR DELEGATE: THAT'S WHERE THE STATE GOVERNMENT CAN
WORK WITH THE GOVERNOR TO BRING JOBS LIKE WE HAVE HERE WITH FRITO-LAY, GOOD
OUT Q=high-paying jobs.
Buchanan tried for the GOP nomination in the Fifth Congressional District
last year, but lost.
He hopes to raise enough money this time around to "get his message across".
Crouch announced a few weeks ago she would NOT seek another term.
A record-setting, history making day in Augusta, Georgia, yesterday.
Tiger Woods became the youngest man and first African American to WIN the
Today would-be-Tigers hit the links inspired by the record breaking Masters
Double Boxes=JEAN and Denise/Microwave
Denise Allen was out on the greens with them--are more people hitting the
links after the Historic Masters tournament?
Jean, judging by the numbers on the course at CountrySide and the number of
calls we've been getting at the station, interest is up.
Actually there's a league here in Roanoke that's committed to recruiting
people to the links.
IN Q=Tommy Price
SUPER=01-Don King/Golfer; :20
SUPER=01-Tommy Price/Country Side Golf Course; :40
OUT Q=We play nine holes.
((Tommy Price just returned from Augusta.
He says Tiger Woods' record-breaking play energized the Masters Tournament.
Woods finished 18-under-par with a 72-hole total of 270 breaking the record
set by Jack Nicklaus in 1965.
Local golfers couldn't help but be inspired.
IN Q=MORE BY HIS
((DON KING/GOLFER: MORE BY HIS DREAM, HIS SELF-CONTROL, THE WAY THAT HE
HANDLED HIMSELF. I WAS TREMENDOUSLY IMPRESSED WITH HIM AT HIS AGE.))
OUT Q=AT HIS AGE
Yesterday's final round at Augusta National was one of the most anticipated
in Masters history.
Now, local golf course managers expect a more diverse group to pick up the
The Pine Valley League is already working on that mission.
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((TOMMY PRICE/COUNTRY SIDE GOLF COURSE: IT'S A MIXED LEAGUE, AFRICAN AMERICANS
ARE IN IT, WHITES ARE IN IT. WE PLAY EVERY TUESDAY AT COUNTRY SIDE. IT STARTS
AT 5:15. WE PLAY NINE HOLES.))))
OUT Q=PLAY NINE HOLES
The Pine Valley League hosts a tournament once a month.
Double Boxes=Jean and Denise/Microwave
And Jean this summer they're planning a three day youth program, teaching
young people the game of golf.
So locally, the industry is riding high off the roar of Tiger Woods.
groovy music UNDER
Cultural traditions from around the globe will soon converge on Downtown
Patrick Evans has a live report on LOCAL COLORS, next on NEWS-7 at FIVE.
STOCKS BUMP NEXT
An International flavor is coming to Roanoke this weekend, and Market
Square will look more like the United Nations.
DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Patrick Evans reports from downtown Roanoke, where plans are underway for
this weekend's Local Colors celebration.
SUPER=01-Pearl Fu/Local Colors Organizer;
DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN
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SUPER=331-Clear & Cold/Light Winds/32-34/Sunny & Mild/Light Winds/62-65;
SUPER=332-Clear & Cold/Light Winds/27-29/Mostly Sunny/Wind SW-10/57-59;
SUPER=333-Widespread Frost/Light Winds/28-30/Mostly Sunny/Light Winds/58-60;
SUPER=334-Mostly Clear/And Cold/28-30/Mostly Sunny/Wind SW-10/58-60;
health music under
In tonight's Two Minute Ticker-- the Martinsville Speedway prepares for the
BIG 5-oh...it isn't a race, it's a birthday party.
On Health Check-- a warning for all you frequent flyers--
Researchers are connecting an increase of dangerous blood clots in the
legs, to an increase in air traffic travel.
They're calling the condition-- Economy Class Syndrome.
I'm Keith Humphry-- tonight on NEWS-7 at SIX....
The man who was the top federal prosecutor in Roanoke for many years has
been heading the state parole board for the past year, now.
What's it like at the helm of George Allen's tough-as-nails parole board.
Is the board softening at all under Monty Tucker's leadership?
Ellen Qualls has an update...plus
double boxes Jean/Keith
more news of the day in about 45 minutes on NEWS-7 at SIX. But first, let's
hear from Jean.
Thanks Keith-- we'll see you later...
A warning for those who travel the friendly skies.
With more and more people spending time on airplanes-- there's been an
apparent increase in the number of people experiencing blood clots in their
It shouldn't come as a surprise that sitting for long periods of time,
isn't the best thing for your circulation, and can set you up for developing
blood clots in the major veins in the legs.
IN Q=Decreased blood
((DR. PATRICK LAMPARELLO/NEW YORK UNIV. MEDICAL CENTER: DECREASED BLOOD FLOW
INTHE VEINS IN THE LEGS CAN LEAD ONE TO FORM BLOOD CLOTS. THESE BLOOD CLOTS
ARE WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT.. THIS ECONOMY CLASS SYNDROME. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Patrick Lamparello/New York Univ. Medical Center; :
OUT Q=class syndrome.
***CONNIE AUDIO ON CART****
The danger besides causing pain is that a clot can break loose and travel
to the lungs where it gets stuck.. what's called a pulmonary embolus, a
potentially fatal complication.
Many passengers don't even realize these clots are forming in the first
IN Q=They say the back
((DR. LAMPARELLO: THEY SAY THE BACK OF MY LEG HAS A LITTLE CRAMP IN IT AND WHEN
THEY START TO WALK IT FEELS A LITTLE BIT TIGHT AND THE PATIENTS THINKS THEY
ONLY HAVE A MUSCLE PULL.))
OUT Q=muscle pull.
Leg pains after a trip shouldn't be ignored.. especially since deep
(VENUS) venous clots are easily diagnosed and more importantly treated.
Also, while you're flying, work your leg muscles while you're seated-- and
on longer flights, get up and make a point of walking the aisles.
Each year more than a half a million women in this country undergo a
In most cases the ovaries are almost always removed.
SUPER=04-Baylor College of Medicine; :
But doctors are now looking at how leaving the ovaries in...may affect
IN Q=The question that
((DR. MARGARETA PISARSKA/OB-GYN RESEARCHER: THE QUESTION THAT WE HAVE IS THAT
ESTROGEN TO WOMEN, PARTICULARLY OVER THE AGE OF 40 IN TERMS OF HORMONE
SUPER=01-Dr. Margareta Pisarska/OB-GYN Researcher; :
OUT Q=hormone production.
***CONNIE AUDIO ON CART***
Healthy ovaries are routinely removed during hysterectomies, partly to
prevent ovarian cancer.
But that risk is very low, especially in women with no other risk factors.
IN Q=The ovaries
((DR. JOHN BUSTER/REPRODUCTIVE ENDOCRINOLOGIST: THE OVARIES, OF A
POST-MENOPAUSAL WOMAN, ACTUALLY MAKE ANDROGENS, STORED SEX HORMONES, KIND OF
LIKE MALE HORMONES-- AND IT MAKES IT IN ABUNDANCE. AND WE'RE CONCERNED THAT
WHEN YOU TAKE THOSE OVARIES OUT THAT THOSE WOMEN LOSE SOME VERY IMPORTANT
SUPER=01-Dr. John Buster/Reproductive Endocrinologist; :
OUT Q=important functions.
For example, the ovarian production of androgens is linked with sexual
interest, memory and cognitive skills, immune function, bone and muscle
So Baylor College of Medicine is studying a group of women to determine if
removing the ovaries is preventing many cases of ovarian cancer-- or if
leaving them gives long-term health benefits.
The experts are narrowing down their list of fruits and vegetables that may
help fight cancer.
Here are some findings being presented this week at a California
A research team from Columbia University reports amassing preliminary
evidence that tomato-based foods may be especially important in fighting lung
Studies also indicate that orange juice is effective in preventing cancer in
Researchers say pasta can lower the risk of colon cancer and people with a
high intake of tofu and other foods made from soybeans also seem less likely to
get some kinds of cancer.
First, red wine -- now freshly-brewed coffee.
At the University of California, researchers say the aroma from a steaming
cup of coffee forms powerful anti-oxidants believed to help prevent cancer.
But apparently it's not enough just to smell the coffee-- they say you also
need to drink the beverage within 20 minutes after it's brewed.
The claim is still hypothetical--obviously more research is needed to show
whether coffee is actually healthy.
In sports-- The Martinsville Speedway is gearing up for the Goody's 500- and
a birthday party..
Plus Steve Mason has a Tiger sighting...hi Steve.
Tiger Woods rocked the golfing world yesterday with his 12 stroke win at
the masters in Augusta. Today; he was hanging out at his new place.
SUPER=03-Myrtle Beach, SC; :00
Woods, who is involved in several business ventures, unveiled his new
restaurant; All Star Cafe in Myrtle Beach South Carolina.
SUPER=01-Tiger Woods/Youngest Masters Champion; :00
OUT Q=...of the world"
Winston Cup cars are now gearing up for their second straight short track
race. The Goody's Headache Powder 500 this Sunday marks the 8th cup event of
Mike Stevens is gonna get us ready for the tracks birthday party later on
this week. Mike.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=08-Mike Stevens; :00
SUPER=00-Clay Campbell/Martinsville Speedway President; :09
SUPER=03-Martinsville/This Afternoon; :20
OUT Q=.....President Clay Campbell
One other note. Virginia tech has scheduled a news conference tomorrow to
announce a new women's head basketball coach. Sources say Bonnie Henrickson
will be named. She was at Iowa this past season and has coached at Tech as an
asistant. That's it for sports, see ya at 6.
Finally tonight-- what do Zebras, Teddy bears and apples have in common?
Probably nothing, except for they're featured on quilts made by students at
Blacksburg's Gilbert-Linkous Elementary School.
As part of the Patchwork to Learning program, each student designed a
square, which teachers and parents assembled into quilts for each class.
((JUSTIN HOLLAND/1ST-GRADER: FIRST I BROUGHT IN A NECTARINE AND I CUTTED IT IN
HALF AND I PAINTED IT AND THEM PRESSED IT ON. ))
((DANIEL SCHROEDER/3RD-GRADER: I LEARNED THAT BLACKSBURG IS AN IMPORTANT PLACE
AND WE NEED TO KEEP IT CLEAN.))
SUPER=01-Justin Holland/First Grader;
SUPER=01-Daniel Schroeder/Third Grader;
OUT Q=keep it clean.
The project also provided lessons for catering management students at
They used a picture from each quilt to make a giant EDIBLE quilt.
((JILLIAN SMITH/1ST-GRADER: YEAH, I'M PROBABLY GONNA EAT A LOT BECAUSE IT
SMELLED GOOD WHEN I WAS IN HERE. ))
SUPER=01-Jillian Smith/First Grader;
OUT Q=I was in here.
The cake will be served at a public reception tonight at 6:30.
That's it for NEWS-7 at FIVE-- for more news later tonight--
Join Connie Stevens for NEWS-7 Primetime-- tonight at 10 on WEFC.
have a nice evening, Goodnight