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Opening arguments are underway in Tim McVeigh's Trial.
Two missing Baskin Robbins Workers are found dead in Tennessee.
And authorities are checking out a suspicious package in D-C.
A little of everything today weatherwise with clouds, rain and sun all mixed
together. What's ahead for Friday? The forecast coming up.
On Health Check--
Vitamin E-- it's cheap, and it's available--
it could be the key in treating Alzheimer's Disease-- as well as preventing HIV
from developing into AIDS.
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The prosecution paints Timothy McVeigh as a cold-blooded killer. The defense
says he's innocent.
It's the battle of opening statements in the first Oklahoma City
McVeigh's lawyer Stephen Jones is making the case that the government got
the wrong man.
((HE CERTAINLY AFFECTED EMOTIONALLY SOME OF US SITTING IN THE COURTROOM IN THAT
HE BROUGHT TEARS TO SOME PEOPLE'S EYES.))
OUT Q=some people's eyes."
Earlier, prosecutor Joseph Hartz-ler cast McVeigh as a fanatical hater of
the government, willing to kill anyone in the federal building.
A change of leadership is in the works for Carilion's nursing program.
The vice president in charge of nursing Beth Cullum, has resigned.
Cullum was involved in re-organizing the nursing program, a move that was
unpopular among some nurses, and led to an effort to unionize.
A Carilion spokesperson says Cullum's resignation was voluntary, and she
will continue working through June.
Cullum was not available for comment today.
Firefighters are checking out a suspicious package that turned up at the
B'nai B'rith headquarters in Washington.
Hazmat crews raced in to figure out what's in the package.
The Jewish Fraternal Organization says the package came this afternoon with
a threatening note.
Apparently a red liquid leaked out of the envelope- some people who touched
it later complained of breathing problems.
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SUPER=03-Grand Forks, ND;
Some residents are now allowed to return home in Grand Forks North Dakota-
but only for a few hours to pick up some belongings.
Those folks have to pass National Guard checkpoints.
Several churches are also flooded, and workers are bringing in pumps to help
clear the water away-
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For most of the 1980's, he was an American held hostage by terrorism...
tonight Terry Anderson is in Lynchburg.
Many young women throughout the country including the Roanoke Valley checked
out life in the "real world" as a part of Take Our Daughters to Work Day.
On Health Check-- as thousands of people in this country die each year
awaiting a liver transplant, a new procedure may tide them over, until they can
have the surgery.
Also coming up-- mow your lawn with team spirit...
Patrick has a full explanation when NEWS-7 at FIVE returns.
Two women who worked at a Baskin Robbins store in Tennessee are dead-
Their bodies were found in a state natural area two miles from the ice cream
21 year old Angela Holmes and 16 year old Michelle Mace were reported
missing last night.
Mace's mom called police when she went by the store to pick up her daughter
and noticed it was empty.
Police found the bodies today.
((I JUST CAN'T BELIEVE SOMEONE DID THAT TO THEM BECAUSE IT WASN'T FOR A LOT OF
MONEY. CRYING.... THEY WERE JUST SO NICE.))
OUT Q=JUST SO NICE."
Police say cash was missing- so was the tape from the store's surveillance
He spent six and a half years in captivity, and today he tours the country
giving lectures on "Tools for Survival".
DOUBLE BOXES STEVE/Jean
Former hostage Terry Anderson is delivering two speeches today in Lynchburg
where Steve Smallshaw joins us live.. Steve what did Mr. Anderson have to say
(steve ad lib)
(roll cue: "...what was important to him.")
SUPER=01-Terry Anderson/Former Hostage; :00
OUT Q=beautiful and troubled world.
out= build elementary schools there.
VO RUNS=:12 approx.
DOUBLE BOXES Jean/Steve
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The lawn mowing months are here...but how many people pay attention to what
they use to cut the grass?
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Mowing your lawn isn't the most exciting activity, are you trying to
increase your motivation?
Patrick Evans reports from Christiansburg-- where you can find a new line
of NFL logo lawn machines.
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SUPER=21-Patrick Evans; :00
SUPER=01-Stacy Martin/All Seasons Lawn & Garden; :35
OUT Q=News 7 at Five.
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In tonight's Two Minute Ticker-- Mike Stevens recaps Chip Sullivan's first
day of play at the Greater Greensboro Classic.
Also, on Health Check-- we'll hear what one area high school is doing--
to tone up it's students.
The latest program seems to be "working out" for Franklin County High
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((THEY HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO TALK TO A LOT OF DIFFERENT PEOPLE HERE. A LOT OF
DIFFERENT AGENCIES AND THAT IS VERY HELPFUL TO THEM. ))
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Hi I'm Len Besthoff...coming up tonight on NEWS-7 at SIX.
There are indications that bags of human waste are showing up in a number of
places where Norfolk Southern trains travel...both in and out- of- state.
SOT NS WASTE VII TOT 03:13:04
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((CHESTER MELVIN/RETIRED NS ENGINEER: WELL ON MY DIVISION YOU COULD SEE THEM A
LOT. AND I'VE TALKED TO GUYS ON THE OTHER DIVISIONS, IT'S A PROBLEM
EVERYWHERE. And your division's where? MELVIN: BLUEFIELD TO ROANOKE WHEN I
WAS WORKING. I WORKED BLUEFIELD TO ROANOKE, AND YOU WOULD SEE BAGS, EVERY FEW
MILES, YOU'D FIND ONE SOMEWHERE YOU KNOW.))
SUPER=01-Chester Melvin/Retired NS Engineer;
OUT Q=you know.
Norfolk Southern is the only class one freight railroad in the country where
crewmembers on board must relieve themselves in a plastic bag draped over a
commode, instead of a toilet.
It's called the "dry hopper" system, and it's apparently not too popular
with N-S workers because of the smell of the accumulated bags.
In the past the railroad denied its employees toss the bags off the trains,
but a number of people will tell you otherwise.
We'll have more on this,take full screen
in part two of our series, "Hopping Mad at N-S"-- tonight: just where people
say they've seen these bags.
double boxes Jean/LEN
Jean, that report's coming up on News-7 at Six.
Thanks Len we'll be watching...
GRAPHIC=news-7 at five
The world's largest producer of consumer packaged goods and America's top
taxpayer had another year of record earnings.
But Philip Morris's annual pow-wow at its Richmond cigarette plant is always
about one thing: tobacco.
Ellen Qualls reports from Richmond
SUPER=01-Dr. David Lewis/Martinsville Physician; :06
SUPER=01-Anne Donley/Virginia GASP; :24
SUPER=01-Mildred Cassaday/Richmond Shareholder; :37
SUPER=01-Russell Beggs/Retired Philip Morris Employee; 49
OUT Q=always want more.
(( But if there was ever a company with an outspoken conscience, it's Philip
((DR. DAVID LEWIS/MARTINSVILLE PHYSICIAN: I BECAME VERY VERY ANGRY IN THE LAST
FOUR OR FIVE YEARS BECAUSE OF WHAT THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY HAS DONE.))
He's a shareholder.
But he'd rather NOT see the tobacco giant settle cases and be protected from
CEO Geoffrey Bible told the crowd in a NO cameras meeting NO comment.
((ANNE DONLEY/VA. GASP: I THINK FOR THE LAST TWO YEARS, MR. BIBLE'S BEEN
INCREASINGLY CAREFUL OF EVERYTHING THAT HE SAYS. AND THE SECURITY HERE IS
INTENSIFIED. I MEAN I DON'T KNOW ANYWHERE ELSE WHERE YOU GO WHERE IT'S LIKE AN
((MILDRED CASSADAY/RICHMOND SHAREHOLDER: IT'S PERFECTLY ALRIGHT TO GET A GUN
AND SHOOT 40 PEOPLE, AND TO SMOKE POT, AND CRACK, AND COCAINE, AND ALL THAT
JAZZ. BUT DON'T LIGHT A CIGARETTE. THAT'S A MORTAL SIN.))
((RUSSELL BEGGS/RETIRED PHILIP MORRIS WORKER: AND YOU CAN'T GIVE 'EM ENOUGH.
ALWAYS WANT MORE.))
Some optimistic news from the medical world-- about the usefulness of
Vitamin E-- in treating both Alzheimer's Disease....and preventing AIDS.
Reporting in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers found that
Alzheimer's patients who took high doses of Vitamin-E --two-thousand units per
day-- certain milestones such as loss of daily activities and going into a
nursing home were delayed by as much as seven months.
Though it may only slow the progression of the disease, experts say it's
SOT 16:44:54 Conus Aft.
((DR. MARCELLE MORRISON-BOGORAD/NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING: DELAYING THE
PROGRESSION TO A NURSING HOME, DELAYING THE ONSET OF THE LOSS OF ACTIVITIES OF
DAILY LIVING IS INCREDIBLY SIGNIFICANT.))
OUT Q=incredibly significant.
There's also new evidence that Vitamin E may slow the progression of HIV
infection to full blown AIDS.
Researchers reporting in the journal "AIDS" found those men with the
highest blood level of the vitamin had a 34-percent reduction in risk of having
the disease progress.
As National Organ Donor Awareness Week continues, thousands of Americans die
each year waiting for a liver transplant.
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A new procedure that simply involves injecting liver cells in the body may
buy time for many of these patients until a transplant is available.
IN Q=It is possible
((DR. BARHI BILIR/LIVER SPECIALIST: IT IS POSSIBLE THAT WE MAY BE ABLE TO MAKE
SICK PATIENTS LESS SICK
SO THEY CAN WAIT FOR THEIR TURN. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Barhi Bilir/Liver Specialist; :
OUT Q=for their turn.
Doctors aren't sure how long the injected liver cells will continue to
function-- the cell injections can be repeated, while the patients continues
Depression affects six million older Americans-- many of them women.
Only one in ten gets treatment though, according to experts at the American
Federation for Aging Research.
This is because older people don't recognize or report symptoms to their
Health Fairs are pretty common across our region's high schools.
But are they making a difference in improving children's lifestyle habits?
Officials at Franklin County High School think so.
Scott Prince has more.
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SUPER=01-Jessica Duncan/Student; :53
OUT Q=S.P., N-7, Franklin County
(( It's not something folks at Franklin County High School are proud of...
but "steps" are being taken to make sure the situation is remedied.
At the school's Health Fair, students are given the opportunity to learn
about different aspects of fitness... something that appears to have fallen by
the wayside in recent years.
In 1991 Franklin County High School students were ahead of the game.
36 percent of them passed the state fitness test... which was better than
most schools across the Commonwealth.
But there's been a steady decline recently.
In 1995 only 16 percent of these students were successful... 10 percentage
points below the state average.
That's why more emphasis has been placed on this Health Fair.
Here students can see how much fat is in everyday foods.
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((MAN I BE EATIN' THESE ALL THE TIME. ))
OUT Q=all the time
They can also take part in a step aerobics class... something many of these
teens have never tried.
IN Q=I think
((JESSICA DUNCAN/STUDENT: I THINK WE SHOULD HAVE IT IN OUR SCHOOL. INSTEAD OF
JUST DOING PUSH-UPS OR PULL-UPS AND ALL OF THAT STUFF. THIS IS "FUNNER." ))
OUT Q=this is "funner"
Across the gym, there's more exercise.
And after some mild exertion... heart rates are measured.
All of this seems to be "working out."
Last year, fitness tests at Franklin County High School showed significant
And now that the scores are "taking shape"... students are also finding out
that fitness can be fun.
Scott Prince, News- 7, Franklin County.))
In sports-- the Greater Greensboro Classic is underway-- and NEWS-7 has been
following Chip Sullivan.
Plus Steve Mason has some local college Basketball news in tonight's
Good Evening everyone--welcome to your Thursday-- and some big local hoops
GRAPHIC=Hometown Hoops Weekly
Two local high school basketball standouts have decided to play college
ball at home.
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William Fleming senior Brad Dunleavey has decided to attend Roanoke
College and play for the Maroons. Dunleavey, a two year starter for the
Colonels, average 13 points and 5 rebounds per game this season. Patrick
Henry's Colby Leftwitch has also committed to Roanoke. Leftwitch averaged 11
points and 5 rebounds per game for the Patriots.
Also, sources have told News 7 sports that Cave Spring senior Alex
Phillips is also close to committing to Roanoke. He's also considering Randolph
The 59th Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic opened this morning without
Fuzzy Zoeller and without the rain.
Mike Stevens and photographer Dennis Brown followed local favorite Chip
Sullivan during his first 18 holes.
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SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/This Morning; :00
SUPER=01-Chip Sullivan/Shot First Round 76; :32
SUPER=01-Kari Sullivan/Chip's Wife; :59
OUT Q=...News 7sports"
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A day off from SCHOOL meant a day on the JOB for girls across the nation
It's the annual "Take Our Daughters to Work Day."
This is the fifth year Hollins College has sponsored the program, to give
girls a taste of the working world.
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((TINA ROWLAND/ASSOC. DIR. OF CAREER DEVELOPMENT: I THINK IT'S A REALITY
CHECK. I ALSO THINK THAT GIRLS NEED TO SEE THAT WOMEN CAN GO OUT INTO THE
WORLD AND DEVELOP THEIR SKILLS AND HANDLE RESPONSIBILITY AND DO A LOT OF
DIFFERENT THINGS IN THE WORLD. ))
SUPER=01-Tina Rowland/Assoc. Dir. of Career Development;
OUT Q=in the world
Girls ages nine to 15 can take part.
The job descriptions ranged from metering mail, to cleaning rest rooms--
even preparing "goody bags" for students.
IN Q=WE got to
((SARAH ROWLAND: WE GOT TO COME AND LEARN ABOUT WHAT OUR MOM DOES TO WORK.))
((MOLLY STEELE: IT'S REALLY NEAT, AND MY MOM WORKS HERE AND I'M A LOT LIKE MY
MOM. SO, I THINK I'LL WORK HERE. ))
SUPER=07-Molly Steele; :06
OUT Q=WORK HERE
Atter their "real world" experiences, the young women put their physical
skills to the test at the school's swimming and riding centers.
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