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A man may have drowned at Smith Mountain Lake- but the search must wait.
Shoppers are evacuated from a Roanoke Grocery Store- after a man says he has
a gun and a bomb.
Winds near 40 miles per hour made things cold and fairly gray today.
Saturday might bring a stray shower, details just ahead.
Several items on Health Check--
A possible connection between excessive use of decongestants, and strokes.
An important new development in AIDS Research.
And breastfeeding moms, and new ideas on parenting.
IN Q=The wind velocity
((THE WIND VELOCITY AND THE WAVES THAT WE HAVE TODAY, IT'S JUST NOT A SAFE
OPERATION TO PUT OUR PEOPLE INTO THE WATER.))
OUT Q=into the water.
The search for a man presumed drowned in Smith Mountain Lake won't get
underway until tomorrow.
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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
Bedford County authorities say conditions were too dangerous today to search
for a man who apparently drowned after his boat capsized this morning.
Around nine, witnesses spotted the man and debris from his boat floating in
the water off this dock near Saunders Point.
Two young men jumped into the frigid lake and tried to rescue him but could
IN Q=The oldest
((LT. KENT ROBEY/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: THE OLDEST, THE 21- YEAR- OLD
BOY, ACTUALLY GOT HIS HAND ON HIM AND TOLD US THAT HE WEIGHED TO HEAVY TO DRAG
HIM, AND NEXT THING HE KNEW HE WENT UNDER.))
SUPER=01-Lt. Kent Robey/Bedford Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :00
OUT Q=he went under.
Dive teams could only stand and watch as high winds and rough water kept
them grounded the rest of the day.
IN Q=We need
((DAVID FALWELL/SCRUGGS DIVE TEAM: WE NEED BOAT ASSISTANCE DUE TO US WORKING
OFF OF THE BOATS AND OFF OF LAND SO WE JUST DON'T THINK WE'VE GOT A SAFE
SUPER=01-David Falwell/Scruggs Dive Team; :00
OUT Q=safe operation today.
Rescue teams hope to mount a recovery effort first thing tomorrow morning.
Authorities still aren't sure of the victim's identity.
The fireworks came well before the main event in Virginia's contest for
The Virginia Federation of Republican Women is in town...
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and Ellen Qualls has been following what may be the only debates BEFORE the
(roll cue: "...candidates track records.")
IN Q=Coleman Andrews came
SUPER=01-Mike Farris/Former Candidate; :00
OUT Q=to me today.
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Bob Johnson says he's proud of his record during 12 years on the Roanoke
County Board of Supervisors.
Today, he announced he will run for re-election.
Johnson made his announcement at the Blue Ridge Library, a cooperative
project of Roanoke County and Botetourt County.
He points to other achievements including the county's all-america city
award, construction of the Spring Hollow Reservoir, and creation of the police
IN Q=I see my campaign
((BOB JOHNSON/SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: I SEE MY CAMPAIGN AS PRESENTING FACTS AND
PRESENTING A QUALITY OF LIFE IN ROANOKE COUNTY THAT I THINK PEOPLE ARE PROUD
OF, AND WANT TO CONTINUE. I DON'T PARTICULARLY RELISH A NEGATIVE CAMPAIGN, BUT
I'M NOT GOING TO RUN FROM ONE EITHER.))
OUT Q=run from one either.
Don Terp will challenge Johnson for the Hollins District seat on the Board
Johnson says he's ready to debate Terp "any where, any time."
It looked like a tidal wave.
Thats what some are saying after part of a dike gave way in Fargo, North
As families watched from one side- they got hit from the other.
((THERE'S NO PLASTIC. WE'RE OUT OF SANDBAGS AND THE WATER'S COMING UP FROM THE
SIDES AND BEHIND FASTER THAN THEY CAN GET THIS UP, SO SOME DIKES WE BUILT JUST
A COUPLE OF HOURS AGO ARE BASICALLY USELESS.))
((YOU KNOW THESE PEOPLE HAULING STUFF OUT OF THE BASEMENT ARE PRETTY MUCH
RESIGNING THEMSELVES TO THE FACT THEY'RE GONNA LOSE SOMETHING.))
SUPER=01-Dave Hammes/Volunteer; :00
OUT Q=GONNA LOSE SOMETHING."
50 thousand people are being evacuated for fear another dike could break.
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IN Q=TO ALL THOSE
((TO ALL THOSE STUDENTS WHERE EVER YOU ARE, THANK YOU AND I LOVE YOU.))
OUT Q=AND I LOVE YOU.
The president salutes the nation's teacher of the year.
On Health Check, bringing up baby.
From the latest theories on child development--
To breast feeding and the mother baby bond.
Also coming up--A live report from the Martinsville Speedway...
Mike Stevens has qualifying results from the Goody's 500.
Police evacuated a Roanoke County grocery store today after a bomb threat-
but reopened the Kroger on the corner of Peter's Creek and Williamson Roads
when nothing was found.
Assistant manager Eddie Antoine says a customer approached him, and demanded
money-- saying he had a gun and a bomb.
Antoine told him to wait, then slipped out the back door and called 9-1-1.
Meanwhile the customer left.
Police say they're searching for three white males in a mid-sized light blue
Testimony in the Oklahoma City bombing trial is scheduled to begin next
Sources close to the case say jury selection is in the final stretch.
The judge is said to be just a few people away from a pool of 64
12 panelists and six alternates will be chosen from that pool.
The sources say the testimony phase of the Timothy McVeigh trial could last
from two to four months.
The bombing two years ago tomorrow- killed 168 people.
Satanic and profane lyrics are his trademark.
And now shock rocker Marilyn Manson is turning his wrath on Richmond.
The controversial rock group's attorney is inviting Richmond city officials
for a sit down conference.
He promises to convince them they're violating Marilyn Manson's rights.
If they aren't convinced... he'll sue them.
The city says it's trying to cancel a contract for the band to play a May
10th concert at the Richmond Coliseum.
The Virginia chapter of the ACLU says it will join Manson in a free speech
lawsuit if the ban stands.
health music under
In tonight's Two Minute Sports Ticker-- a live report from the track at the
It used to be thought of as simple play--
But now it's thought that every jump, every look, every song, is wiring the
brain for a lifetime of learning.
IN Q=He's like a sponge
((HE'S LIKE A SPONGE NOW AND I REALLY NOTICE THAT IS SEEMS THE
MORE HE'S LEARNING HERE, THE MORE STIMULATED HE IS AND INTERESTED TO LEARN
OTHER THINGS ))
OUT Q=learn other things.
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A warning about a possible link between over-the counter cold and allergy
medications--- that could cause strokes.
IN Q=I went blind
((LEAH O'LEARY/STROKE PATIENT: I WENT BLIND. I COULDN'T SEE.. SHORTLY
THEREAFTER I FELT MYSELF SLIPPING INTO UNCONSCIOUSNESS ))
SUPER=01-Leah O'Leary/Stroke Patient; :
***CONNIE AUDIO ON CART****
Doctors believe Leah O'Leary suffered a stroke, caused by excessive use of
a common over the counter decongestant.
And a study from the Stroke Center at the University of Pennsylvania
indicates she's not alone.
It found people who exceed the manufacturers recommended dose for
decongestant which contain pseudophedrine and or phenylpanolamine appear to run
a risk for having a stroke.
((DR. ERIC RAPS:THESE PATIENTS.. USUALLY A VERY CONCENTRATED SORT OF FOCUSED
USE OF DECONGESTANTS OR CHRONIC USE OVER MANY MONTHS. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Eric Raps/University of Pennsylvania; :
OUT Q=many months.
Decongestants are thought to cause a stroke by constricting cerebral blood
vessels-- cutting back blood supply to the brain.
The Food and Drug and Administration is now taking a closer look at the
But don't let this scare you into avoiding decongestants when you need
Rather, they should just be used sparingly, and only according to the
Using high-tech x-ray crystallography photographs--
Scientists in Massachusetts have been able to get a glimpse of something
they had never seen before-- a key component of the HIV virus that enables it
to fuse with and invade human cells.
IN Q=This is the
((DR. PETER KIM/WHITEHEAD INSTITUTE: THIS IS THE PREDOMINATE MECHANISM THAT THE
VIRUS IS USING TO INFECT CELLS. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Peter Kim/Whitehead Institute; :
OUT Q=infect cells.
***CONNIE AUDIO ON CART****
The discovery could lead to a new drug-- a significant addition to the
current combination of therapies known as AIDS cocktails.
Also, the findings could have implications for fighting other viruses.
IN Q=One of the
(( DR. KIM: ONE OF THE OTHER STRIKING FEATURES OF THE STRUCTURE IS IT BEARS A
STRIKING RESEMBLANCE TO THE STRUCTURES OF A COMPARABLE PROTEIN VIRUS FROM THE
OUT Q=from the flu.
The findings have already been sent to drug companies-- so the race is on,
with the possible results likely to inspire some heated competition.
Almost everyone agrees breast milk is best.
But the process doesn't always come naturally-- that's where "La Leche
League" comes in.
The group's mission is to provide mother to mother support, for
breast-feeding new moms.
Right now, the statewide chapter of La Leche League is meeting in Roanoke.
IN Q=It's easiest
SUPER=01-Sherry Wagstaff/La Leche League; :00
SUPER=01-Mary Renard/La Leche League; :31
SUPER=01-Lisa Updike/La Leche League; :59
OUT Q=how to sort her milk.
IN Q=It's easiest
((SHERRY WAGSTAFF/LA LECHE LEAGUE: IT'S EASIEST FOR THE MOTHER, I DON'T HAVE
ANYTHING TO DO BUT PICK UP MY BABY AND PUT HIM TO THE BREAST, IN THE MIDDLE OF
THE NIGHT, WE DON'T TURN ON A LIGHT, I JUST GO AS SOON AS I HEAR HIM SNARKLE I
PICK HIM UP AND PUT HIM TO THE BREAST AND FIVE MINUTES HE'S BACK DOWN. TO ME
THAT'S VERY EASY. ))
OUT Q=very easy.
There is greater awareness today about the benefits of breast feeding than
there was ten years ago, and more women are attempting to breast feed.
Successful breast feeding will hopefully begin in the hospital-- but too
often, women go home, without knowing what to do.
IN Q=Mothers need
((MARY RENARD/LA LECHE LEAGUE: MOTHERS NEED TO KNOW IN THE EARLY DAYS, HOW
OFTEN THEY NEED TO BE NURSING, HOW MANY WET DIAPERS THEY NEED TO BE HAVING, ALL
THOSE THINGS, AND THEY NEED TO HEAR THAT MESSAGE OVER AND OVER TELLING SOMEBODY
ONCE WHEN THEY'VE JUST HAD A BABY AND THEY'VE BEEN UP ALL NIGHT, THEY MAY NOT
OUT Q=not hear you.
And its becoming increasingly popular for mothers who work outside the home
to keep up with their babies needs by pumping breast milk, at work.
IN Q=Time is
((LISA UPDIKE/LA LECHE LEAGUE: TIME IS THE WORKING MOMS CONSIDERATION SHE WANTS
TO MAINTAIN A RELATIONSHIP WITH HER BABY AND SHE CAN DO THAT ON A REASONABLE
SCHEDULE WITH A FEW PUMPINGS A DAY AND DWINDLING DOWN AS HER BABY GETS OLDER.
AND WE CAN HELP HER SCHEDULE THOSE, WE CAN HELP HER FIND OUT HOW TO SORT HER
OUT Q=sort her milk.
The conference today was really aimed at health care providers, tomorrow,
though the focus is really on all aspects of parenting and family life.
Researchers are exploring how stimulation affects child development.
Talking and cooing build self confidence and emotional stability.
Music wires the brain for math and spatial concepts.
And physical activity enhances all learning.
Rockefeller University Neuroscientist Dr. Bruce McEwen says it's critical
to begin stimulating the brain right after birth.
IN Q=The worst case
((DR. BRUCE MCEWEN/ROCKEFELLER UNIVERSITY NEUROSCIENTIST: THE WORST CASE
SCENARIO IS IF YOU DON'T GET THE STIMULATION EARLY IN LIFE THEN IT BECOMES VERY
DIFFICULT TO OVERCOME THAT PROBLEM LATER IN LIFE. ))
(( DR. T. BERRY BRAZELTON: IF THEY GET STIMULI THAT ARE APPROPRIATE, THOSE
CONNECTIONS BECOME VERY POWERFUL. IF THEY'RE FIRED OFF IN WAYS THAT AREN'T
APPROPRIATE, THEY CAN BECOME PULLED APART AND SHUT OFF. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Bruce McEwen/Neuroscientist; :00
SUPER=01-Dr. T. Berry Brazelton/Pediatrician; :12
OUT Q=shut off.
Doctors have measured the effects of positive and negative stimulus by
scanning brain activity.
A normal child's brain shows a high degree of activity, as indicated by the
red tones, but the brain of a child isolated in a Romanian orphanage is far
The effect of extreme deprivation that may never be corrected.
But, also, there is a fine line between stimulating a child and
To much causes stress-- studies show, that can actually cause brain
development to be reversed.
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From painting to baskets- where everything is handmade...we're talking
about the annual Virginia Mountain Crafts Guild.
IN Q=Whether you're a...
((PATRICK EVANS: WHETHER YOU'RE A HOKIE OR A HOO, YOU'LL FIND SOMETHING TO
SUIT EVERYBODY'S TASTES HERE AT THE VIRGINIA MOUNTAIN CRAFTERS GUILD SHOW AT
THE SALEM CIVIC CENTER. WE'LL HAVE MORE ON NEWS 7 AT FIVE RIGHT AFTER THIS
OUT Q=AFTER THIS BREAK.
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I'm Keith Humphry-- here's one of the stories you'll see tonight on NEWS-7
Earth Day comes early for students at Ferrum Elementary School in Franklin
"Mother Earth" was on hand to talk about endangered wildlife.
Other workshops were organized by Ferrum COLLEGE students and focused on
recycling efforts and pollution prevention.
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Join me for that story along with more news of the day at six o'clock on
Thanks Keith-- we'll be watching....
The Virginia Mountain Crafters Guild has taken over most of the Salem Civic
Center, and for the next few days every craft imaginable can be yours.
Patrick Evans has all the details from Salem.
SUPER=21-Patrick Evans; :00
SUPER=01-Kim Eubank/Crafters Guild; :45
OUT Q=News 7 at Five
The Winston Cup circuit is in nearby Martinsville this weekend for three big
days of racing.
The fun got started this afternoon with Winston Cup qualifying.
Let's check in with Mike Stevens with all today's results.
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SUPER=04-Winston Cup Qualifying
SUPER=01-Kenny Wallace/Goody's 500 Pole Winner; :26
SUPER=01-Filbert Martocci/Wallace Car Owner; :35
OUT Q=the top 25
wipe to qualifying results
WIPE TO QUALIFYING
SUPER=0107-1. Kenny Wallace/93.961/2. Joe Nemechek//3. Geoff Bodine//4. Jeff
Gordon//5. Ricky Rudd//;
SUPER=0107-6. Hut Stricklin//7. Terry Labonte//8. Bobby Hamilton//9. Bill
Elliott//10. Kyle Petty//;
SUPER=0107-11. Jimmy Spencer //12. Ted Musgrave//13. Robert Pressley//14.
Bobby Labonte//15. Rusty Wallace//;
SUPER=0107-16. Mike Skinner//17. Darrell Waltrip//18. Ward Burton//19. Jeff
Burton //20. Lake Speed//;
SUPER=0107-21. Morgan Shepherd//22. Johnny Benson//23. Dale Jarrett //24.
Derrike Cope//25. Dale Earnhardt//;
OUT Q=.....LAST CAR.
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She is called a blessing to her students-
Meet Sharon Draper- the 1997 teacher of the Year.
President Clinton honored Draper with the award today.
Today Draper asked everyone to imagine a child- any child, and every child
sitting in a classroom.
((SHARON DRAPER/TEACHER OF THE YEAR: HOPEFUL, CURIOUS, ENTHUSIASTIC. IN THAT
CHILD SITS THE HOPE OF THE FUTURE.))
SUPER=01-Sharon Draper/Teacher of The Year;
OUT Q=hope of the future."
Draper taught composition and literature at Walnut Hills High School in
Cincinnati for 26 years.
Today she thanked all of her students and told them she loves them.
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 weekend, Goodnight