News 7 at Five is next-
Including a live report on tax day- as the deadline draws near.
A huge fire kills hundreds of muslims making their annual pilgrimage.
Plus teenagers crash a car in Montgomery County.
Temperatures seem to be headed in the wrong direction. Cold rain on the way
in our forecast segment.
On Health Check-- new research into the cause of eating disorders, such as
Plus- getting some of the fun back into summer.....with a potential lyme
disease vaccine....though it certainly has its critics.
With just seven hours until the tax deadline, are Virginians waiting until
the last minute to file their federal forms?
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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
April 15th is here-- and if your Internal Revenue Service forms are
postmarked by midnight-- there's no penalty.
double boxes Jean/Andrew
Andrew Freiden is at Roanoke's main post office-- Andrew, do filers have to
wait in line yet?
(roll cue: "...procrastination has its penalties.")
OUT Q=possibly can.
double boxes Jean/Andrew
A massive fire in Saudi Arabia-
The death toll is now at 181.
Hundreds more are feared dead- 800 others are hurt.
SUPER=03-Mina, Saudi Arabia;
The blaze swept through a pilgrimage camp outside Mecca.
A village of cloth tents went up in flames- some say as many as 70 thousand
tents were destroyed.
Two million Muslims were gathered for their annual pilgrimage- one of the
religions most sacred rituals.
Most are believed to be from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
Reporters for a Saudi newspaper say most of the victims were trampled in
the panic after the fire broke out.
The FBI crime lab has serious problems-
That's according to a Justice Department Investigation.
It criticized work on such high profile cases as the Oklahoma City and World
Trade Center Bombings.
While the report shows agents produced flawed testimony in some major cases-
it says no one lied or fabricated evidence.
((WHAT WAS IDENTIFIED HERE WERE PERFORMANCE ERRORS, ALBEIT SERIOUS PERFORMANCE
ERRORS IN SOME CASES.))
SUPER=01-Jim Maddock/FBI Deputy General Counsel;
OUT Q=in some cases."
Inspectors would not say how the mistakes may affect specific cases, but
said the basic outcomes would not be altered.
Two Montgomery County teens speeding along a winding road were injured this
Their car rolled down an embankment off Den Hill Road.
Police say 18-year old Bobby Dwayne Davis was driving about 70-miles an hour
when he lost control of the car.
IN Q=He laid down
((J.D. DIAMOND/STATE TROOPER: HE LAID DOWN THE SKID MARKS RIGHT HERE AND WENT
OVER INTO THE BANK AND WENT HEADFIRST INTO THE GROUND, STARTED TO ROLL, AND THE
PASSENGER, WHO DIDN'T HAVE HIS SEATBELT ON, WAS PARTLY EJECTED FROM THE VEHICLE
AND THE VEHICLE ROLLED OVER ON TOP OF HIM.))
SUPER=01-J.D. Diamond/State Trooper
OUT Q=on top of him.
Both Davis and 16-year- old passenger Michael (Vriz-en-dine) Vrizendine were
Vrizendine is in stable condition, Davis has been released.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Senate races last year throughout the country did not come close to the U-S
Senate race in Virginia-- we'll explain--next on NEWS-7 at FIVE.
And Botetourt County is selling itself with the slogan "best of both worlds"--
as it begins recruiting companies to a business park.
Two sides to dieting on Health Check.
The brain chemistry of eating disorders--
And a new diet trend, that claims to help you pack in the vitamins.
Also coming up-- Virginia Tech names its new women's basketball coach.
She's no stranger to the campus...the whole story when we return.
1996 spending reports show that congressional candidates across the nation
raised and spent a record amount.
But Virginia Democrat Mark Warner tops the list.
Warner raised and spent 11-point-6 million dollars -- more than any other
And he lost.
Ten-point-3 million of that cash came out of his own pocket.
Republican John Warner took the most special interest political action
committee money in the nation.
He spent 5-point-2 million dollars to win re-election.
Lynchburg residents will pay the same amount of money for better services in
the next fiscal year.
That's the word from city officials who unveiled Lynchburg's 103-million
dollar budget this morning.
The city says an unexpected increase in revenues has allowed it to keep
property tax rates at the current level.
IN Q=I think you
((BOB DAVENPORT/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: I THINK YOU COULD SAY THAT WE'RE
PROUD THAT THE TAX RATE IS MAINTAINED, YET WE'RE GOING TO PROVIDE GOOD AND EVEN
BETTER SERVICES AND WE'RE PROUD OF THAT. WE HAVE FUNDED THE SCHOOL SYSTEM ON
THE BASIS THAT THE SCHOOL BOARD HAS ASKED US TO AND SO WE'RE PLEASED ABOUT
SUPER=01-Bob Davenport/Lynchburg Council Member; :00
OUT Q=pleased about that.
The 97-98 budget also calls for a four percent pay raise for city employees.
Some members of the police and fire departments will receive even more, to
bring their salaries closer to the state average.
The planning is over.
Now it's time to get down to business at Botetourt Center at Greenfield.
County officials are now in the process of recruiting "high-end" companies
to the site...
which will be located on Route 220 between Daleville and Fincastle.
This videotape... along with the slogan, "The Best of Both Worlds" are being
used to help promote the 922 acre facility.
IN Q=Botetourt Center
((JERRY BURGESS/BOTETOURT COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR: BOTETOURT CENTER IS LOCATED IN
AN INCREDIBLY NATURAL ENVIRONMENT THAT'S BEAUTIFUL. BUT AT THE SAME TIME, IT'S
LOCATED ADJACENT TO I-81 IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO ALL THE ROANOKE VALLEY HAS TO
SUPER=01-Jerry Burgess/Botetourt Co. Administrator;
OUT Q=has to offer
Burgess hopes to have at least one new corporation at the site by the fall
Aside from a business park, Greenfield will offer both recreational and
groovy music UNDER
The fairytale has been told to millions of children throughout the world--
now it takes center stage in Roanoke.
(patrick ad lib)
STOCKS BUMP NEXT
Christopher Reeve's star is shining bright on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
((HERE WE GO! NAT SOUND. APPLAUSE.))
Reeve's star was unveiled today.
With his wife and son by his side- Reeve talked about finding a cure for
spinal cord injury.
((CHRISTOPHER REEVE/ACTOR: IF WE KEEP GIVING OUR SCIENTISTS THE FUNDING THEY
NEED TO DO THE RESEARCH VERY SOON I WILL TAKE MY FAMILY BY THE HAND AND I WILL
STAND HERE IN FRONT OF THE STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME. THANK YOU.
OUT Q=thank you. applause.
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health music under
In tonight's Two Minute Sports Ticker-- A former Virginia Tech assistant
will soon be the women's basketball head coach.
On Health Check, the latest thing in diet crazes looks strangely like a
But makers claim Phyto Bears can help you lose weight-- they say just one
bear is equal to four ounces of freshly squeezed fruit and vegetables.
IN Q=It looks to me like
((IT LOOKS TO ME LIKE A GLORIFIED FORM OF CANDY. AND THERE ARE CLAIMS BEING
MADE FOR THEM THAT ARE HARD TO DISAGREE WITH BUT ARE HARD TO PROVE AS WELL. ))
OUT Q=prove as well.
I'm Keith Humphry-- here's just one of the stories we're working on tonight
on NEWS-7 at SIX....
It's a new ballgame for Rupert Cutler
the man who lead Virginia's Explore Park for five years... is now working
to protect scenic views and open space in western Virginia.
double boxes Jean/Keith
Join me for the story along with more news of the day in about 45 minutes on
NEWS-7 at SIX...but first, back to Jean...
Thanks Keith-- we'll tune in...see you later.
Recently, there have been about 12-thousand cases of Lyme Disease a year--
caused by the bite of the deer tick.
But there could soon be a vaccine available, not this summer, but for the
next one anyway.
It hasn't been approved yet, but in a study of 11-thousand people, it
showed promise in preventing Lyme Disease.
IN Q=This looks
((DR. LEONARD SIGAL/ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON MEDICAL SCHOOL: THIS LOOKS LIKE A VERY
GOOD VACCINE. NOT ONLY VERY GOOD IN THE SENSE OF EFFECTIVE, BUT ALSO VERY GOOD
IN THE SENSE THAT IT IS VERY WELL TOLERATED, HAS VERY FEW SIDE EFFECTS.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Leonard Sigal/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; :02
OUT Q=side effects.
But some-- like this patient-- claim there are side effects.
Marvin Fichter says he took the vaccine and is now suing the company that
developed it, claiming an adverse reaction left him partially paralyzed.
In fact, the head of the Lyme Disease Foundation questions why the vaccine
is being rushed into the F-D-A approval process.
IN Q=I think the motivation
((KAREN FORSCHNER/LYME DISEASE FOUNDATION: I THINK THE MOTIVATION FOR GOING
PUBLIC IN THE MEDIA RIGHT NOW IS TO TRY TO BE THE FIRST TO GRAB A PIECE OF THE
200-300 MILLION DOLLAR MARKET THAT IS PROJECTED FOR NEXT SPRING. ))
SUPER=01-Karen Forschner/Lyme Disease Foundation; :
OUT Q=next spring
Many though, believe a vaccine is the way to go-- but support groups are
cautioning people not to get their hopes up just yet.
A panel of experts convened by President Clinton is taking up the issue of
Scientists present at the meeting say a permanent ban on human cloning
could stall medical progress and that cloning of animals and humans
could lead to major advancements in many fields including organ
Clinton has banned using federal money on experiments in human cloning
since Scottish researchers created Dolly, the first cloned mammal.
What is it that causes some people to develop eating disorders like
It's been suspected for some time that there are critical differences in
the brain chemistry of an anorexic compared to someone without the disorder.
Now a new British study is helping to understand what those differences
IN Q=What we have
SUPER=01-Dr. Bryan Lask/Great Ormond Street Hospital; :00
SUPER=01-Dr. Michael Devlin/New York State Psychiatric Institute; :47
OUT Q=can be treated.
IN Q=What we've
((DR. BRYAN LASK: WHAT WE'VE FOUND IS AN ABNORMALITY IN ONE PARTICULAR PART OF
THE BRAIN IN CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS WITH ANOREXIA NERVOSA, THAT'S NOT
PREVIOUSLY BEEN FOUND.))
OUT Q=been found.
Using a technique called "Spect Scanning" -- a way to image the metabolism
of the brain -- finds those with Anorexia may have areas in the brain where
blood flow seems to be diminished, compared to normal regions that play a role
in appetite AND the perception of body image.
IN Q=That part of
((DR. BRYAN LASK: THAT PART OF THE BRAIN THAT DEALS WITH APPETITE REGULATION,
SENSE OF FULLNESS AND VISUAL PROCESSING. IN OTHER WORDS MAKING SENSE OF WHAT
YOU SEE. ))
OUT Q=what you see.
Now there is evidence that the biological abnormality is just one of several
factors including genetics, psychological and social influences that contribute
((DR. MICHAEL DEVLIN/NEW YORK STATE PSYCHIATRIC INSTITUTE: PATIENTS ARE
HOPEFULLY NO LONGER BLAMING THEMSELVES SO MUCH, FAMILIES ARE NO LONGER BLAMING
THEMSELVES, BUT WE SEE THIS AS A PROBLEM THAT HOPEFULLY CAN BE
OUT Q=can be treated.
It's important to remain cautious about this study until researchers
replicate these findings and can be more specific about this abnormality.
In the meantime it's important for Anorexia suffers to rely on medical advice,
support and psychological help.
One of the newest diet products out there may sure look and taste like the
popular Gummy Bears--
But the makers of Phyto Bears say their diet supplement is much better for
you, and can actually help you lose weight.
SUPER=03-San Diego; :
Phyto Bear claims to pack a whole produce department in just one bite.
You want the list? Here goes: broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, carrots,
cauliflower, garlic, gale onion, papaya, pineapple, turnips and tomatoes.
Some nutritionists, though, aren't so sure.
IN Q=They say all
(( PATTI MILLIGAN/NUTRITIONIST: THEY SAY ALL THESE FRUIT AND VEGETABLES ARE IN
THERE, BUT HOW MANY PULVERIZATIONS CAN YOU DO TO GET IT DOWN INTO ONE GUMMY ))
SUPER=01-Patti Milligan/Nutritionist; :
OUT Q=into one gummy.
One pharmacists says the 20-dollar a box bears offer no concrete evidence
of just what exactly the product does.
Time now for sports-- Virginia Tech welcomes home its new basketball coach.
Mike Stevens has more on today's annoucement-- in the two minute ticker.
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Welcome folks to the Tuesday ticker and the dawning of a new era for the Tech
This afternoon in Blacksburg the Tech women's program welcomed back an old
friend to lead the Lady Hokies into the next century.
And Steve Mason says Bonnie Henrickson is ready for the challenge.
IN Q=FIRST AUDIO
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/This Afternoon; :00
SUPER=01-Bonnie Henrickson/New Va. Tech Women's Coach; :13
SUPER=01-Dave Braine/Va. Tech Athletic Director; :40
SUPER=01-Lynette Nolley/Va. Tech Rising Senior Forward; :52
OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."
If you're a golf fan you need to hurry on over to the Roanoke Civic Center's
exhibit hall for Chip Sullivan's appearance
at this month's meeting of the Roanoke Valley sports club.
The activities get underway at 5:45, with the dinner meeting beginning at
6:15, and if nothing else it's a great opportunity to get the lowdown on many
of the tour's players.
IN Q="I'm sure...
((CHIP SULLIVAN/PGA TOUR PROFESSIONAL:))
SUPER=01-Chip Sullivan/PGA Tour Professional; :00
OUT Q=...ALL THAT."
SS=two minute ticker
Again, that's at the Roanoke Civic Center exhibit hall tonight.
I'll be back at six with as we recognize the great Jackie Robinson.
Have a great night folks.
take a break
Area children are playing a major role in Mill Mountain Theater's latest
Here's Patrick with a preview.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs have arrived, but only three parts are cast
with adults, the remaining 24 are kids!
With me today is Kristin Gillies, who stars as Snow White.
SUPER=01-Kristin Gillies/Snow White;
(ROLL AFTER SUPER)
(The last time you were in Roanoke, you played "A Christmas Carol", with
only one child in a major role, what's it like to work with all these kids?
What do you have to differently when there are some many younger
This is a somewhat different production of "Snow White" than many people
will be familiar with, tell me about some of those differences.
What's the biggest challenge of this production?)
Our thanks to Kristin Gillies, you can catch her act between now and April
the 27 on the main stage at Mill Mountain Theater.
And now, "Hi Ho, Hi Ho, it's off to Robin we go.
(toss to ROBIN)
(ROBIN tosses to Jean)
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 nice evening, Goodnight