Next on News 7-
Mayor Bowers just moments ago announces a decision about his controversial
Top Brass at the Air Force speaks out on the Kelly Flinn case-
Plus one local restaurant is sold. Find out what will become of LaMaison.
Some areas to the west may get nipped by frost, most of the metro areas will
be chilly. More on the forecast just ahead.
On Healthcheck--the dirt on handwashing...keeping tabs on restaurant
Plus encouraging news for diabetes patients-- for some, nutrition can
significantly reduce the complications.
The Mayor holds a late afternoon news conference to talk about his pay
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Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
David Bowers has changed his mind.
Plans to raise his pay and fatten Roanoke city council members' paychecks
have been scrapped.
IN Q=THE OTHER DAY
((DAVID BOWERS: ))
OUT Q=PAY RAISE
The Mayor said overwhelming public response against the raise prompted this
The city's top administrators will not be getting their planned pay hike
Bowers says council will present "something new" on pay raises at the
scheduled meeting on June second.
It took 18 days and 137 witnesses: today the prosecution rested its case
against Timothy McVeigh.
Tomorrow it is the defense's turn-
((GENTLEMEN HOW ARE YOU? WE'LL START TOMORROW. ))
OUT Q=we'll start tomorrow."
Stephen Jones will try to convince jurors McVeigh is not responsible for
the Oklahoma City bombing.
Sources say he will likely focus on the FBI criminal lab- questioning its
handling of the investigation.
The final prosecution witness today- a survivor who told jurors everyone in
her office disappeared after the blast.
The Top Gun in the Air Force has harsh words for First Lieutenant Kelly
General Ronald Fogleman says the case involves much more than adultery.
((GENERAL RONALD FOGLEMAN/U.S. AIR FORCE: IN THE END THIS IS NOT AN ISSUE ABOUT
ADULTERY THIS IS AN ISSUE ABOUT AN OFFICER ENTRUSTED TO FLY NUCLEAR WEAPONS WHO
DISOBEYED AN ORDER, WHO LIED. THAT'S WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT.))
SUPER=01-General Ronald Fogleman/U.S. Air Force;
OUT Q=this is all about."
SUPER=03-Minot AFB, ND;
Flinn is the pilot facing a court martial for adultery, disobeying orders
She's requested an honorable discharge.
The married man she had an affair with did not answer reporter's questions
He and his ex wife were interviewed by Flinn's attorney on the base today.
Attorneys have been appointed for two teenagers charged with murdering a
Lynchburg woman earlier this month.
18- year- old Trevor Andrew Jones is being held on a 500- thousand dollar
bond.. he's facing murder, abduction and firearms charges.
NO bond was set for 18- year- old Brandon Wayne Hedrick, who's charged with
capital murder in the shooting death of Lisa Yvonne Crider May 11th.
The pair were arrested in Lincoln, Nebraska Saturday and returned to
Appomattox yesterday afternoon.
A preliminary hearing is set for July.
The La Maison restaurant is gone.
It was sold at auction today, right down to the silverware
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Eric Earnhart was there...Eric what was the selling price for the building and
(eric ad lib)
(roll cue: "....asking price.")
SUPER=01-Gary Bannister/New Owner; :23
SUPER=01-Randy Marianetti/Former Owner; :34
OUT Q=rolling the dice
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
Thousands of teachers make up the Virginia Education Association-- today the
group endorsed a gubanotorial candidate...the story next on NEWS-7 at FIVE
And a record breaking pilot lands in Blacksburg to speak about his travels
around the globe without refueling.
Also coming up-- a live report from qualifying in Charlotte for this
weekend's Coca-Cola 600. Mike Stevens will have the latest from the track,
Two Democratic fund-raisers have agreed to plead guilty to charges of
setting up 50-thousand dollars in illegal campaign contributions.
This afternoon, the Justice Department announced Nora and Gene Lum arranged
to pass money illegally in two 1994 campaigns.
The Lums run an Oklahoma Pipeline company...their daughter worked at the
Commerce Department under the late Ron Brown--
Reports indicate they were trying to buy influence inside the Commerce
In the Governor's race in the Commonwealth-- The Virginia Education
Association has endorsed Democrat Don Beyer.
IN Q=Don has had
((CHERI JAMES/VEA PRESIDENT: DON HAS HAD A RECORD OF SUPPORT FOR PUBLIC
EDUCATION, FOR THE CHILDREN, AND FOR EDUCATION EMPLOYEES.))
((LT. GOV. DON BEYER/D-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: MORE THAN 34- PERCENT OF
VIRGINIA'S MATH TEACHERS SHOULD HAVE MAJORED OR MINORED IN MATH. THAT WE WORK
TO CREATE A PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS BOARD FOR TEACHERS JUST LIKE THE VIRGINIA
BAR, THE VIRGINIA MEDICAL SOCIETY, AND THE VIRGINIA AUTO DEALER COUNCIL. AND
THAT BY THE YEAR 2002, WE PAY VIRGINIA TEACHERS SALARIES EQUAL TO THE NATIONAL
SUPER=01-Cheri James/VEA President;
OUT Q=national average.
That would mean a pay hike of about 31-hundred dollars for each teacher.
55-thousand of Virginia's 80-thousand teachers are members of the V-E-A.
Republican Jim Gilmore's education platform calls for four-thousand new
teachers to be hired in the next four years.
A Lynchburg businesswoman is hoping to fill the seat vacated by retiring
Delegate Joyce Crouch.
Kathy Byron announced today she's seeking the Republican nomination.
Several GOP lawmakers were on hand to lend support -- including Steve Newman
and Charles Hawkins.
Joyce Crouch is also throwing her support behind Byron.
IN Q=The people
((DEL. JOYCE CROUCH/R-LYNCHBURG: THE PEOPLE WANT SOMEONE WHO WILL LISTEN TO
THEM, WHO WILL CARE ABOUT THEIR, NOT ONLY THEIR CONCERNS ON THE ISSUES BUT WILL
CARE ABOUT THEIR EVERYDAY LIFE, WHO WILL WANT TO SHARE AND WANT TO SERVE THEM
IN A WAY THAT WILL NOT ONLY BENEFIT THEM INDIVIDUALLY BUT BENEFIT THE
SUPER=01-Joyce Crouch/(R) Lynchburg; :00
OUT Q=the community.
Ron Buchanan (bew-cannon) is also seeking the Republican nomination.
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They're from nearby states or just down the street-- artists descend on
downtown Roanoke next week for the annual Sidewalk Art Show...
Patrick has a full report when we come back.
STOCKS BUMP NEXT
The first man to fly around the world without refueling says the key is to
Dick Rutan (Roo-TAN) will share his story with young science students tonight
at Virginia Tech.
He says he accomplished more than he ever thought he could.
IN Q= To me
((DICK RUTAN/PILOT: TO ME THAT'S THE BIG MESSAGE, THAT PEOPLE PROBABLY
UNDERESTIMATE WHAT THEY CAN ACTUALLY ACCOMPLISH. AND THEY NEED TO BE MOTIVATED
BECAUSE THE AXIOM IS, IF YOU CAN DREAM IT, YOU CAN DO IT.))
OUT Q= you can do it
Rutan is a month into his latest world tour on a handmade plane.
In 1986, it took him nine days to fly around the world... battling fatigue,
stormy weather, and his frail plane.
Rutan speaks at Burrus Hall tonight at 8:30.
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health music under
The Two Minute Ticker is on the road...Mike Stevens has a live report from
the Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Next on health check-- The Hygeine Guard Monitoring System-- It's designed
to clean up bad habits in restaurants and hospitals...but is it dishing up too
((WE ARE ABOUT HANDWASHING, ABOUT HELPING STOP THE SPREAD OF INFECTIOUS
OUT Q=infectious disease
Coming up tonight on News 7 at Six... the final segment of Southeast
Stories: One Neighborhood's Struggle.
In tonight's segment, Joe Dashiell focuses on a few of the neighborhood's
needs, and the reasons some Roanokers are optimistic about its future.
IN Q=We have hopes and dreams
((PAT DILLARD/PRESBYTERIAN COMMUNITY CENTER: WE JUST HAVE VISIONS AND DREAMS OF
WHAT WE CAN DO AND IN TIME WE HOPE THAT MANY OF THEM CAN COME TO PASS.))
SUPER=01-Pat Dillard/Presbyterian Community Center;
OUT Q=come to pass.
The conclusion of Southeast Stories,
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and the rest of the day's news... on News 7 at Six
Thanks Keith--a look to the future...tonight at six...
Diabetes is the fourth-leading killer among all diseases in this country.
But according to the American Diabetes Association, only a small minority
realizes the potential severity of the condition.
Here's Health Check's Connie Stevens.
IN Q=Some eight million Americans
SUPER=01-Audrey Burt/Dietitian & Diabetes Educator; :33
OUT Q=CS, Health Check.
Some eight million Americans actually have diabetes, and don't realize it.
A number of symptoms should prompt a check with a doctor-- including
increased appetite, combined with weight loss, frequent thirst, and
There is encouraging news-- Studies have found that through intense
insulin management, diet and exercise, all of the complications of the disease
can be significantly reduced.
And for some people with Type Two diabetes, strict nutritional control MAY
allow them to be insulin-free.
IN Q=There's a new
((AUDREY BURT/DIETITIAN AND DIABETES EDUCATOR: THERE'S A NEW PHILOSOPHY ON
DIETARY CONTROL OF DIABETES. FOR A LONG TIME WE THOUGH THAT ONLY SIMPLE
CARBOHYDRATES SUCH AS SUGAR WERE HARMFUL TO A PERSON'S BLOOD SUGAR, BUT WE HAVE
FOUND THAT ALL CARBOHYDRATES-- IT'S MORE THE QUANTITY NOT THE QUALITY OF
CARBOHYDRATE, IS MORE IMPORTANT IN CONTROL. SO WE'RE LOOKING AT THE BIGGER
PICTURE AND TELLING THE DIABETIC IT'S OK TO HAVE A PIECE OF BIRTHDAY CAKE AT
YOUR BIRTHDAY, BUT CUT BACK ON SOME OTHER CARBOHYDRATES AT THAT MEAL SUCH AS
FRUIT OR STARCH. ))
SUPER=01-Audrey Burt/Dietitian & Diabetes Educator; :
OUT Q=fruit or starch.
Burt points out this means a lot more variety in meal planning-- and
greater control over blood sugar.
Connie Stevens, Health Check.))
GRAPHIC= hand washing
More than 80-thousand Americans die each year from e-coli, Hepatitis and
other illnesses that can be prevented-- according to the Centers for Disease
This sign is seen in every kitchen, but is it being obeyed?
The Hygiene Guard Monitoring System polices restaurant employee hygiene
Employees wear a computerized name badge and an infra red light similar to a
television remote control is installed in the bathroom ceiling....
Once the soap dispenser is activated, the employee must be in front of the
sink for at least 15 seconds-- if not, it is obvious to co-workers someone
didn't wash their hands...
IN Q=IT'S A
((GLENN COHEN/NET TECH PRESIDENT: IT'S A CHOICE OF THE REST. OR HOSPITAL, THE
BADGE COULD LIGHT UP OR BLINK, IT WILL BE RECORDED, SO THE MGR WILL KNOW. ))
SUPER=01-Glenn Cohen/Net Tech President;
OUT Q= will know
The system will be tested next month at the Tropicana Hotel in Atlantic City.
But the Kitchen Workers Union says it invades privacy...
IN Q=the p
((ROBERT MCDEVITT/HOTEL AND RESTAURANT EMPLOYEES UNION: THE POTENTIAL HERE IS
THAT IT IS MORE THAN A CLEANLINESS ISSUE,,,WE ARE INVOLVED NOW WITH
DISCIPLINE...HOW MANY TIMES DO YOU GET TO NOT WASH YOUR HANDS BEFORE YOU GET
DISCIPLINED FOR IT. ))
SUPER=01-Robert McDevitt/Hotel & Restaurant Employees Union;
OUT Q=you get disciplined for it.
The manufacturer says it has nothing to do with rights-- but allowing anyone
to eat out without the fear of getting sick.
What universities had hoped would help prevent eating disorders
in female college students may actually do the opposite.
That's according to a recent study published by the American Psychological
Researchers evaluated college eating disorder prevention programs--
They found some women who attended reported even more symptoms of eating
disorders than those who did not attend.
If you've ever had stitches you know they can hurt- but stitches could
become a thing of the past.
Instead, glueing wounds may take over.
Researchers say a medical version of Super Glue is proving superior to
Not only is it faster, but it's less painful.
A study of 130 patients also found gluing seems to avert some infections
that occur in stitched wounds.
The one downside is the
glue is weaker than stitches.
The findings appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
TAPE#ROLLED FROM TRUCK
Turning to sports-- Pole night preparations took a back seat to a major
announcement at the Charlotte Motor Speedway this afternoon.
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Mike Stevens now joins us from the track for a live report on today's
Qualifying for Sunday's Coca Cola 600 gets underway tonight at
But late this afternoon the track hosted an historic announcement as Dr. J.
made a house call in the infield.
SOT **rolled from truck**
IN Q=First audio
SUPER=03-Concord, NC; :00
SUPER=01-Joe Washington/Washington-Irving Motor Sports; :26
SUPER=01-Julius Erving/Washington-Irving Motor Sports; :43
SUPER=01-Mary Scott/Wendell Scott's Widow; 1:07
OUT Q= ....dream come true."
The death of Betty Mae Wood, the wife of Wood Brothers racing legend Leonard
Wood has had an effect on everyone here at the track this week and today those
in attendance got another big scare.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=04-Winston Cup Practice; :00
SUPER=03-Stuart/Last Night; :23
OUT Q=....welcomed friend."
toss to break
The Annual Sidewalk Art Show and Sale is coming up soon, and it's your
opportunity to pick up some great artwork AND help out the Art Museum of
Patrick Evans is downtown with all the details on this fundraiser for the
SUPER=21-Patrick Evans; :00
SUPER=01-Jobill Cole/Docent Guild;
SUPER=01-Ann Bell/Guest Artist;
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That's it for NEWS-7 at FIVE-- for more news later tonight--
Tune into our local primetime newscast, NEWS-7 Primetime-- tonight at 10 on
See you later, Goodnight