News 7 is straight ahead-
Another violent episode between boyfriend and girlfriend. This time both are
New evidence about that missing A-10 plane.
And a judge tries to find help for a homeless woman who spent several
months in the forest-
Yes it is snowing in portions of the New River Valley...and a cold breeze
will continue blowing through tomorrow as well.
There may now be a way to control high blood pressure without drugs.
The key may be as simple as a specially-designed diet high in fruits and
vegetables and low-fat dairy foods.
IN Q=The purpose of
((THE PURPOSE OF THE STUDY WAS TO TRY TO FIND A DIETARY PATTERN, A WAY OF
EATING THAT PEOPLE COULD FOLLOW THAT WOULD HELP THEM LOWER THEIR BLOOD
OUT Q=blood pressure
Domestic violence claims two more lives in Southwest Virginia.
This time in Giles County...an apparent murder-suicide.
GRAPHIC=news-7 at five
Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
A double-shooting in Glen Lyn has left two people dead.
Giles County authorities were called to a home on East River Mountain Road
this morning for a murder-suicide.
Family members of 34 year-old Anthony Meadows went to the home after he
Investigators say Meadows told his family the problems he and his live-in
girlfriend were having were going to end.
When they arrived, they found Meadows and 32 year-old Susan Jean Sartin
((WILLIE LUCAS/GILES CO. INVESTIGATOR: WE'VE FOUND THAT THERE MAY HAVE BEEN
SOME DOMESTIC PROBLEMS THERE. WE UNDERSTAND THAT SHE WAS WANTING TO LEAVE TO GO
BACK TO HER FAMILY. ))
SUPER=01-Willie Lucas/Giles Co. Investigator;
OUT Q=to her family.
Lucas says Meadows shot Sartin with a small-caliber weapon before turning a
high-powered rifle on himself.
Roanoke police believe a near riot at the Lincoln Terrace Housing Complex
was caused in part by a drug sweep the NIGHT BEFORE.
THAT search netted a quantity of crack cocaine, marijuana and 3 arrests.
Members of the Vice Bureau returned to the area last night to search for a
suspected crack cocaine dealer.
After a struggle with officers, 26-year old Cory Lee McGeorge was arrested.
During that time, a large crowd gathered.
Several shots were fired in the vicinity of police... but there were no
New evidence that a missing war plane wound up in Colorado.
The Air Force says sensors picked up a flash at the time the plane vanished.
((LT. GEN. FRANK CAMPBELL/AIR FORCE: WE DO HAVE EVIDENCE TO SUGGEST THAT WE
HAVE FIRE, SMOKE, GLOWS, INFRARED EVENTS THE AIRCRAFT TERMINATED IN THIS
SUPER=01-Lt. Gen. Frank Campbell/U.S. Air Force;
OUT Q=IN THIS AREA."
Meanwhile today the Air Force demonstrated the type of pack the pilot would
have been flying with.
((WHAT HE HAS IN HERE ARE BASICALLY ALL THE SURVIVAL DEVICES AND TOOLS HE WILL
SUPER=02-Major Chuck Mitchell/U.S. Air Force;
OUT Q=he will need."
The packs are attached to the pilots so when the pilot ejects from a plane-
the pack follows.
The A-10 has been missing for 15 days.
House Speaker Newt Gingrich is shelling out 300 thousand dollars- to pay an
Gingrich is borrowing the cash from Bob Dole- at a ten percent annual
((NEWT GINGRICH/R- HOUSE SPEAKER: I HAVE AGREED TO REIMBURSE THE AMERICAN
TAXPAYERS THE 300 THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR LEGAL EXPENSES AND COSTS INCURRED BY THE
COMMITTEE IN ITS INVESTIGATION.))
SUPER=01-Newt Gingrich/(R) House Speaker;
OUT Q=in its investigation."
Gingrich owed the money after the House voted to reprimand him for using tax
exempt money to promote political goals.
Don Terp says he knows how Roanoke County can find more money for schools.
Today, he said the county should abolish the police department and return
the responsibility of law enforcement to the sheriff.
Terp is running for the Hollins District Seat on the Roanoke County Board of
He says the county could save between one and half and three million dollars
a year. He's proposing a referendum in November of next year.
IN Q=It's interesting
((DON TERP/SUPERVISORS CANDIDATE: IT'S INTERESTING WHEN YOU TALK TO THE PEOPLE
IN THE COUNTY. I HAVEN'T FOUND ANYBODY THAT SAID LET'S KEEP THE POLICE
DEPARTMENT, NOT A SOUL I'VE TALKED TO AND I'VE TALKED TO PEOPLE IN ALL WALKS OF
LIFE. I DON'T SAY THERE'S NO ONE OUT THERE THAT'S GOING TO SAY THAT, BUT I
THINK A LARGE PERCENTAGE OF THE PEOPLE ARE IN FAVOR OF GOING BACK TO A
SUPER=01-Don Terp/(I) Supervisors Candidate;
OUT Q=back to a sheriff's.
Bob Johnson now represents the Hollins District on the Board of
Supervisors. He will announce his intentions tomorrow.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
She was living in a shelter along the Appalachian Trail during the winter...
Now Peggy Childers is behind bars...
Still to come on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- a family remembers, in hopes that
Virginians of younger generations never forget the Holocaust.
The latest on complaints of understaffing at Carilion Roanoke Community
Hospital's neo-natal I-C-U.
Plus, a Roanoke optometrist is giving some patients with eye problems new
hope for their sight.
Also coming up Patrick is checking out a home on the Historic Garden Tour.
A live report from Hunting Hills when we come back.
A woman who spent most of the winter living in a lean-to on the Appalachian
Trail was found guilty today by a federal judge.
But the court hasn't figured out what to do with Peggy (Chill-ders)
The 58-year old homeless woman has been locked up in the city jail since
the court ordered a psychiatric evaluation.
She'd BEEN living in a shelter in the Jefferson National Forest- off and
on- since September.
Her unstable mental state scared people.
IN Q=Other people felt
((WOODY LIPPS/NATIONAL FOREST SERVICE OFFICER: OTHER PEOPLE FELT LIKE SHE WAS
MONOPOLIZING THE BUILDING MEANT FOR THEM FOR TEMPORARY USE. THEY DIDN'T HAVE A
PLACE TO STAY. THEY WERE COUNTING ON IT AS THEY HIKED THROUGH THE AREA.AND
THEN WE HAD LOCAL CITIZENS WHO WERE CONCERNED PRIMARILY FOR HER WELL-BEING.
THAT THIS PERSON WAS GOING TO GET INTO SOME REAL SERIOUS MEDICAL PROBLEMS OUT
THERE IN THE COLD.))
SUPER=01-Woody Lipps/National Forest Service Officer
OUT Q=in the cold.
Though Childers has exhausted the resources of just about every social
service agency, Judge Samuel Wilson asked the probation office to work with her
and her lawyer to try to find some alternative to life in the National Forest.
Richmond's youngest Holocaust survivor is 61.
So he's making his memories concrete, for when he's NO longer around to tell
Virginia schoolchildren the horrible tale.
SOT 16:38:24 TAPE ONE
IN Q=My grandparents
((MY GRANDPARENTS WERE TAKEN OFF IN THE SAME SELECTION THAT MOTHER AND I WERE
LINED UP. AND A POLICEMAN THAT RECOGNIZED US WHO WAS A FRIEND OF MY FATHER'S
FORCED US ON THE GOOD SIDE. BUT MY GRANDPARENTS, MY UNCLES, AND MY AUNT WERE
TAKEN AWAY. AND THEY WERE EXECUTED.))
SUPER=01-Jay Ipson/Holocaust Survivor;
OUT Q=were executed.
The Virginia Holocaust Museum opens in Richmond May first, by appointment
It's the only one in the world to walk visitors through one family's
Museum organizers are asking Virginians with photos of Holocaust victims to
loan them for display in a Hall of Remembrance.
In other news-- A busy California Interstate turned chaotic today near Los
SUPER=03-West Covina, CA;
when suspected illegal immigrants led police on a high speed chase.
The pickup ended up blowing a tire- at least a dozen people piled out of the
truck and tried to run across traffic-
Amazingly no one was hit by oncoming cars on Interstate-10.
Police captured about seven of the people who remained in the vehicle. Six
others ran across the highway and into an industrial park.
Police on foot caught up with a few of them.
groovy music UNDER
Some of the valley's most beautiful flowers, plants and gardens are on
display for you to see.
(patrick ad lib)
STOCKS BUMP NEXT
It's time for Historic Garden Week-- and this year, the houses featured are
nestled in the Hunting Hills area in Roanoke County.
DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
One feature this year is the newly-completed home of Len and Joanne Boone,
which Patrick Evans is checking out...along with the gardens.
Patrick give us a tour.
SUPER=01-Maryblair Byrd/Garden Club;
DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN
SUPER=330-Partly Cloudy/Breezy & Cold/34-36/Partly Sunny/Wind NW-Gusty/50-53;
SUPER=331-Partly Cloudy/And Cold/36-38/Partly Sunny/And Breezy/52-56;
SUPER=332-Snow Showers/Wind NW-15/27-29/Partly Sunny/Wind NW-15/46-48;
SUPER=333-Snow Showers/Light Accumulation/30-32/Windy & Cold/Mostly
SUPER=334-Periods Of/Snow Showers/22-25/Partly Sunny/Wind NW-15/44-46;
health music under
In tonight's Two Minute Ticker--the Martinsville Speedway's big birthday
weekend kicks off tomorrow...details coming up.
It seems dieters are always looking to the "secret" of weight loss.
On Health Check-- this latest plan, for some, suggests they've found it.
But is it for real?
IN Q=I thought the
((I THOUGHT THE DIET BOOK "EAT RIGHT FOR YOUR BLOOD TYPE" WAS REALLY
BASED ON SCIENCE FICTION.))
((IF THIS MAN TOLD ME TO EAT DIRT, I WOULD EAT IT BECAUSE IT WORKS.))
OUT Q=because it works.
health bump next
I'm Keith Humphry-- check out one of the stories we're working on tonight
for NEWS-7 at SIX....
This week marks the national week of the young child...
So just how do you observe it? Come along with us to Green Hill Park--
transformed into the huge playground equipped with THREE THOUSAND of the
Roanoke Valley's pre-schoolers.
double boxes Jean/Keith
Join us for the story and much more in a little more than 30-minutes on
NEWS-7 at SIX.
Thanks Keith-- that's worth seeing.
Health Department inspectors are checking out understaffing complaints
against Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital.
The complaints focus on the hospital's neonatal intensive care unit, saying
the ratio of nurses to babies falls below state guidelines.
A Carilion spokesperson confirmed that an investigation is underway.
Health inspectors will be wrapping up an on-site investigation at the
Carilion officials say the neonatal intensive care unit is NOT
understaffed, and their personnel records will prove it.
Still another reason to eat a diet high in vegetables and fruit but low in
It can reduce blood pressure and may even eliminate the need for medicine
in some people with high blood pressure.
That according to the latest in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Researchers designed a diet they named "DASH" for Dietary Approaches to
It was given to 489 people around the country.
It lowered blood pressure in both men and women, of different races, those
who had both normal and high blood pressure.
IN Q=If you could
((DR. THOMAS MOORE/BRIGHAM & WOMEN'S HOSPITAL, HYPERTENSION STUDY INVESTIGATOR:
IF YOU COULD CAUSE THAT KIND OF BLOOD PRESSURE DECLINE IN OUR ENTIRE
POPULATION, YOU CAN CALCULATE THAT WE CAN REDUCE STROKE FREQUENCY BE 25 PERCENT
AND HEART ATTACK FREQUENCY BY 15 PERCENT. THOSE ARE MAJOR KINDS OF
SUPER=01-Dr. Thomas Moore/Study Investigator; :
They say this diet isn't that difficult-- likening it to the Food Pyramid
Eight to ten servings of fruits and vegetables a day, plus a little more
than two servings of low-fat or non-fat dairy foods and small portions of meat
There's another new diet book on the shelves now, that is certainly unique.
And certainly controversial.
It's the book, "Eat Right for Your Blood Type."
IN Q=My diet is
SUPER=01-Bonnie Butera/Patient; :02
SUPER=01-Peter D'Adamo/"Eat Right for Your Type" Author; :20
SUPER=01-Barbara Levine/Nutritionist; 1:08
OUT Q=colon cancer.
IN Q=My diet
((BONNIE BUTERA/DIETER: MY DIET IS VERY SIMPLE. I EAT FRUITS, VEGETABLES,
OUT Q=vegetables, nuts.
Naturopath Peter D'Adamo advises patients to eat particular food based upon
their blood type.
He says eating the wrong foods sets up an adverse reaction in the body
causing weight gain and disease.
IN Q=Many common foods
((PETER D'ADAMO/AUTHOR, "EAT RIGHT FOR YOUR BLOOD TYPE": MANY COMMON FOODS
CONTAIN CHEMICALS CALLED AGGLUTINATES OR LECTINS, AND THESE ARE LIKE PIECES OF
VELCRO. AND WHAT THEY DO IS ATTACH TO YOUR DIGESTIVE TRACT IN A WAY THAT'S
PREDICTABLE BY KNOWING YOUR BLOOD TYPE.))
OUT Q=blood tye
And D'Adamo says food problems stem from our ancestrial beginnings.
IN Q=Starting with
((STARTING WITH TYPE O WHICH IS THE OLD BLOOD TYPE AND WAS ADAPTED
TO A HUNTER-GATHERER DIET, BLOOD TYPE A WHICH WAS ADAPTED TO AN AGRARIAN DIET,
BLOOD TYPE B WHICH ADAPTED TO THE DIET THAT COMES FROM LIVING AT HIGH
ALTITUDES AND DAIRY HERDING. ))
OUT Q=dairy herding.
So Bonnie Butera, a Type A, eats the recommended vegetarian diet.
Her Type B husband is on a mix of meats, vegetables and dairy products.
Not everyone though, is enthusiastic about this plan-- Cornell Medical
Center's top nutritionist warns some aspects are dangerous.
IN Q=When a person
((BARBARA LEVINE/NUTRITIONIST: WHEN A PERSON PICKS UP THIS BOOK AND BELIEVES IN
IT, I THINK THEY CAN SO HARM. THEY INCREASE THEIR RISK FOR DISEASES SUCH AS
CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE, CERTAIN CANCERS SUCH AS BREAST, PROSTATE AND COLON
OUT Q=colon cancer.
Levine compares the diet to science fiction, while others claim to have
achieved and maintained weight loss.
The patient we heard from earlier claims it even cured her endometriosis.
New hope for people with severe eye problems or legal blindness.
Two years ago doctors told Lynchburg resident Mike Tucker he would never
again drive a car, read or watch Television.
Then Roanoke optometrist Doctor Joe Blackstock gave him a micro-spiral
IN Q=I'm able to
((MIKE TUCKER/EYE PATIENT: I'M ABLE TO WATCH TV A LITTLE BETTER, I'M ABLE TO
READ MAGAZINES AND USE PAPERS WHERE I WASN'T ABLE TO BEFORE UNLESS I HAD A
REGULAR HAND-HELD MAGNIFYING GLASS.))
SUPER=01-Mike Tucker/Eye Patient
OUT Q=magnifying glass.
The half-inch microscope is fitted to Mike's glasses, allowing him to do
IN Q=They've got distance
((DR. JOE BLACKSTOCK/OPTOMETRIST: THEY'VE GOT DISTANCE VISION THROUGH THE
TELESCOPE, BUT THEY'VE ALSO GOT SIDE VISION, WHEN THEY LOOK AROUND THEY'VE GOT
USE OF BOTH THEIR SIDE VISION AND THEIR CENTRAL VISION.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Joe Blackstock/Optometrist
OUT Q=central vision.
Doctor Blackstock says 30 patients have already been prescribed the tiny
In sports-- the energy level in Martinsville is climbing--
It's all surrounding a huge weekend at the speedway...Here's Steve Mason--
GRAPHIC=TWO MINUTE TICKER
Welcome everybody to today's two minute sports ticker.
Let's get started down in Martinsville where a big racing weekend gets
started tomorrow morning.
This afternoon, folks from the speedway and race sponsor Goody's rolled into
the Star City with a special guest.
IN Q=FIRST AUDIO
SUPER=03-Roanoke/March 15, 1989; :00
SUPER=04-This Afternoon; :13
SUPER=01-Steve Sheppard/Speedway Public Relations Director; :30
SUPER=01-Sterling Marlin/Kodak Chevy Driver; 1:01
SUPER=01-Clay Campbell/Martinsville Speedway President; 1:43
OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."
((The last time the Hotel Roanoke hosted a big time NASCAR driver was back in
March of 1989, when Bill Elliott and his broken wrist stopped by the Pine Room
to chat with railroad officials.
This afternoon Sterling Marlin was the man in the spotlight or make that the
He began this day in Nashville at 4am and by 11, he already had been in
Charlotte, Winston-Salem and Roanoke with a return trip to Winston-Salem still
on the schedule.
((STEVE SHEPPARD/SPEEDWAY PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTOR:))
The last minute promotional push is necessary because Martinsville is about
the only track on the circuit that holds a huge block of tickets until race
morning. Eight thousand unreserved seats go on sale Sunday.
The track also has created more room for the drivers on Sunday.
By expanding pit road on both sides of the speedway, 42 drivers will now be
able to start the Goody's 500.
((STERLING MARLIN/KODAK CHEVY DRIVER:))
If you plan to heading to the track tomorrow, Winston Cup practice runs 11 to
two, with first round qualifying getting underway at three.
It only costs $10 dollars to enjoy the entire day at the track, and children
get in free.
Also, don't forget on Saturday, the Modifieds return to Martinsville to help
celebrate the track's 50th anniversary.
Tickets for that Goody's 200 race are $25 a piece, and seating is general
((CLAY CAMPBELL/SPEEDWAY PRESIDENT:))
Thanks Mike, and I have some bad news for you golf fans out there.
Tiger Woods confirmed today that he will NOT play in next week's Greater
Greensboro Chrysler Classic at the Forest Oaks Country Club.
SS=two minute ticker
I'll have an NFL draft preview for you coming up at six.
Have a nice evening everybody.
take a break
A strike is on the horizon in the Big Apple.
At one minute past midnight next Monday, New York City could become a
very inhospitable place.
If contract demands are not met, 35-thousand doormen, elevator operators
and maintenance personnel could walk out in a strike.
Last time, in 1991, the strike caused New Yorkers to open their own doors,
operate their own elevators, hail their own taxicabs and take out their own
Sidewalks were piled high with
trash which soon became a health hazard.
Nearly three-thousand buildings would be affected.
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, see you later, Goodnight