News-7 at FIVE is straight ahead--
The judge who allowed Virginia's parental Notification law to take effect
two days ago, explains his ruling.
An elderly man is found dead in a burning house in Roanoke.
And you better plan ahead, with where you're parking for the "Music for
Americans" Celebration tomorrow night.
Temperatures soar into the mid 90s today in most of the metro areas. What's
ahead for the fourth? Stay tuned.
On Health Check-- officials talk about rabies--
As a rabid cow was discovered in Montgomery County--
It came into contact with three people before it was diagnosed.
Don't go away. News 7 at FIVE is straight ahead.
An elderly Roanoke man died in a house fire overnight.
GRAPHIC=news-7 at five
Good Evening, I'm Connie Stevens.
Investigators consider the blaze suspicious.
The fire broke out just after 2:30, at a house in the three-thousand block
of Grandin Road.
Police say two people who were caring for the man smelled smoke, got out of
the house and called the fire department from a neighbor's home.
Firefighters found 72-year-old William Evans in his bedroom and got him out
through a window.
IN Q=The fire was contained
((PAT TAYLOR/ROANOKE FIRE AND EMS: THE FIRE WAS CONTAINED IN A ROOM FUNCTION
AREA AT THE FAR END OF THE HOUSE. THE VICTIM SUCCUMBED TO SMOKE INHALATION IT
APPEARS AT THIS TIME.))
SUPER=01-Pat Taylor/Roanoke Fire and EMS; :08
OUT Q=at this time.
While it is being looked at as suspicious, fire officials have not ruled out
the possibility that it was accidental.
The two people killed in a fatal truck accident yesterday in ROanoke, were
workers at the Salem Fair.
Evan Brooker and Shannon (Van-De-Lin-Day) Vandlinde were trapped inside a
pick-up truck when it hit a tree and burst into flames.
The two were scheduled to work at the Salem Fair.
(Van-Da-Lin-Day) Vandlinde was a new employee-- Brooker worked at the fair
The company that provides the fair attractions--says Brooker will be missed.
IN Q=He was a fine
((GREG DEGGELLER/VICE PRESIDENT DEGGELLER ATTRACTIONS: HE WAS A FINE WORKER HE
DID HIS JOB VERY WELL AND WAS WELL LIKED AROUND HERE. EVERYBODY SEEMED TO GET
ALONG WITH HIM REAL WELL ))
SUPER=01-Greg Deggeller/Deggeller Attractions Vice Pres.;
OUT Q=with him real well
25-year old Christopher Todd Deweese, the driver of the truck survived the
Investigators say Deweese took off after seeing police at Mill Mountain Park.
The vehicle swerved off the road and over an embankment.
At the time of the accident Deweese was wanted for a probation violation.
Authorities say he will face charges.
The federal appeals judge who cleared the way for Virginia's new parental
notification law to take effect Tuesday has finally explained himself.
Judge Michael Luttig released a 37- page ruling today, BLASTING Judge James
Turk for his temporary injunction of the law Monday.
Luttig disagrees with Turk on every major provision of his ruling.
He writes that the status quo should be upheld until the constitutionality
of the law is decided...
And that status quo is "that which the People have wrought, not that which
unaccountable federal judges impose on them."
Planned Parenthood has appealed Luttig's ruling.
GRAPHIC=TOBACCO UNDER FIRE
A big win for the state of Mississippi.
Cigarette makers have agreed to pay more than three billion dollars to
cover smoking-related health costs.
Even if a tentative national settlement falls apart, Mississippi will get
SUPER=03-Jackson, MS; :
But Attorney General Mike Moore is still urging the federal government to
approve the nationwide deal.
IN Q=Today the
((MIKE MOORE/MISSISSIPPI ATTORNEY GENERAL: TODAY THE CLOCK STARTS TICKING ONE
MORE TIME, AND IT'S AN IMPORTANT CLOCK, CAUSE EVERY DAY IN THIS COUNTRY THREE
THOUSAND KIDS START SMOKING. ))
SUPER=01-Mike Moore/Mississippi Attorney General; :
OUT Q=start smoking.
Moore says he expects other states to also try to work out their
own settlements with tobacco companies.
A state of emergency in storm-ravaged areas of Michigan.
SUPER=03-Detroit, MI; :
At least seven people are dead and nearly 200-thousand homes and businesses
are in the dark, after severe storms and tornados touched down across the
Still untold numbers of homes were damaged.
IN Q=When I opened
((BRENDA PERRY, HOLLY RESIDENT: WHEN I OPENED MY EYES AND EVERYTHING WAS
SETTLED, I WAS ON THE GROUND, WITH THIS FLOOR ON TOP OF ME.
HELEN HOOKS/DETROIT RESIDENT: IT WAS AWFUL, IT WAS TERRIBLE, BUT WE MADE IT.
JOHN ENGLER/MICHIGAN GOVERNOR: MOTHER NATURE NEEDS TO BE TREATED SERIOUSLY, AND
ONE OF THE THINGS WE ARE REMINDED OF IS THE AWESOME POWER OF NATURE. ))
SUPER=01-Brenda Perry/Holly Resident; :00
SUPER=01-Helen Hooks/Detroit Resident; :07
SUPER=01-John Engler/Michigan Governor; :13
OUT Q=power of nature.
The same line of storms that wreaked havoc in Michigan also ripped through
Indiana and Ohio.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Protecting the rights of those who hunt and fish-- that's what one candidate
wants to do...the story next on NEWS-7 at FIVE--
And a change in the parking plan may be a surprise to you if you're planning
to check out the fireworks at Victory Stadium tomorrow night...we'll fill you
Also coming up, Mike has action from the courts at Wimbledon in tonight's
A man who allegedly raped a woman inside a Christiansburg laundromat may
have tried to attack someone else.
A 20- year old woman says she was raped inside a bathroom at the "Suds Your
Duds" laundromat last week.
The victim described her attacker as a white male, with light brown hair, in
his mid 30's to early 40's.
A second incident happened yesterday at the "Coin Laundry" on Kabrich
(Kay-Britch) Street in Blacksburg.
Police say a 73- year old woman told them a man matching a similar
description attempted to rape her inside a bathroom.
Bill Dolan says as a hunter, he wants to protect the rights of other
The democratic candidate for Attorney General announced his proposal for an
amendment to the state constitution.
Dolan calls it a Bill of Rights for those who hunt and fish-- a pre-
emptive strike against any potential opposition to the sports.
IN Q=IF THERE ARE
((BILL DOLAN/D- CANDIDATE FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL: IF THERE ARE THOSE WHO WOULD
SEEK TO RESTRICT IT OR ELIMINATE IT, THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO CONFRONT THIS
AMENDMENT AND THIS MOVEMENT THAT WE'RE GOING TO BUILD IN VIRGINIA WITH A PAST
IN IT.. ))
SUPER=01-Bill Dolan/(D) Candidate for Attorney General;
OUT Q=PAST IN IT.
Dolan says just last year, eight states had constitutional amendments or
ballot initiatives restricting both hunting and fishing.
If you're planning to take in tomorrow night's "Music for Americans"
celebration at Victory Stadium, there are some changes you should know about.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/July 4, 1996;
Organizers have altered the parking plan for what they believe will make
the festivities more accessible to more people.
In an effort to ease congestion before and after the show,
there will be NO parking on Reserve Avenue as well as the Victory Stadium
lot... except for production personnel. An expanded fleet of buses, dubbed
The Totally Improved Shuttle Bus Service is being beefed up this year to
accommodate many more people.
Shuttles will operate from the upper level of Towers Shopping Center and
the Williamson Road Parking Garage in Downtown Roanoke.
Tonight at six, a spokesperson from "Music For Americans" will talk more
about these changes.
groovy music UNDER
It's up, up and away in Lexington this weekend for an annual balloon launch.
(patrick ad lib)
STOCKS BUMP NEXT
Lexington is the focus of a lot of hot air today, but in this case it's a
DOUBLE BOX CONNIE/PATRICK
Speaking of hot air, Patrick Evans is on Post at VMI, where the Maury River
Balloon festival is underway.
Patrick, when is the next launch scheduled?
SUPER=01-Joyce Robins/Balloon Pilot;
VO-NAT ***ROLLED FROM TRUCK***
DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN
SUPER=330-Clear And/Mild/68-70/Partly Sunny/And Hot/88-90;
SUPER=331-Mostly Clear/Wind W-10/68-72/Partly Sunny/And Hot/90-92;
SUPER=332-Clear And/Pleasant/60-62/Partly Cloudy/Shower Late/80-82;
SUPER=333-Clear And/Mild/60-64/Partly Sunny/Light Wind/83-86;
SUPER=334-Mostly Clear/Wind W-10/60-62/Partly Cloudy/Shower Late/80-84;
health music under
Who's on the pole for tomorrow's Pepsi 400? That story tops tonight's Two
On Health Check-- Independence Day is just about here-- we'll take this time
to remind you about the dangers of fireworks--
Each year thousands are injured-- often blinded.
IN Q=An innocent bystander
((AN INNOCENT BYSTANDER, OR A YOUNG CHILD USING THEM, EVEN IF USING THEM
PROPERLY, THINGS DON'T GO AS PLANNED AND A PATIENT LOSES AN EYE.))
OUT Q=loses an eye.
Good Evening, I'm Keith Humphry, there's much more coming up tonight on
NEWS-7 at SIX...
Southside Virginia is a frequent stop for many lawmakers since the recent
Tonight Congressman Virgil Goode is in Danville talking with tobacco
farmers, a group that could feel the pinch.
The farmers are prepared to talk to their Congressman-- since he'll be
voting on the final tobacco settlement on Capitol Hill.
double boxes Keith/Connie
Connie-- Goode and the farmers speak tonight on NEWS-7 at SIX.
A rabid cow was discovered in Montgomery County last week.
The animal apparently came into contact with three people before it was
The cow has been euthanized but health officials say the people will still
have to undergo treatment for exposure.
Health officials believe the cow became rabid from a wild animal bite.
IN Q=The recent
((DR. JODY HERSHEY/ NEW RIVER HEALTH DISTRICT DIR.: THE RECENT COW THAT WAS
FOUND TO BE RABID WAS IN A HERD OF APPROXIMATELY 200- 300 CATTLE AND YES, THIS
WHOLE HERD NOW HAS A POTENTIAL OF BEING EXPOSED TO THIS ONE HERD MEMBER.
THEREFORE THE WHOLE HERD IS BEING QUARANTINED IN STRICT ISOLATION. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Jody Hershey/New River Health District Dir.
OUT Q=strict isolation
Mammals can carry the virus and many wild animals can be carriers for years,
before they show any symptoms.
The Health Department reports an increase of rabies cases in Virginia over
the past six years.
Hershey says to beware of wild animals, especially if they are acting tame.
Anyone who comes in contact with an animal a bit unusual should seek medical
attention and contact animal control.
The most detailed research yet finds no link between exposure to
high-voltage power lines and childhood leukemia.
The study, in the New England Journal of Medicine, was the first to include
measurements of electromagnetic fields inside homes with power lines nearby.
It's the most extensive research to date on the subject-- and may end the
debate about power lines and cancer.
The fourth of July is a day of celebration.
But it can easily lead to injury when you're playing with fireworks.
Intern Reporter Joy Sutton has the story.
IN Q=Every year thousands
SUPER=04-File Tape; :00
SUPER=01-Dr. Tom Martin/Opthamologist; :14
SUPER=01-Timothy Webster/Fireworks Victim; :36
SUPER=04-Consumer Product Safety Commission; :43
SUPER=20-Joy Sutton; 1:06
OUT Q=Joy Sutton, News-7
(( Every year thousands of people are injured as a result of fireworks.
And eye injuries account for a vast majority of the cases.
Cornea Specialist Dr. Tom Martin says damage can result in eye loss.
IN Q=The problem
((DR. TOM MARTIN/CORNEA SPECIALIST: THE PROBLEM WITH THE DEVICES THEY'RE JUST
NOT RELIABLE. SO EVEN IF THEY'RE OPERATED PROPERLY THEY CAN CAUSE SERIOUS
INJURY..NOT JUST TO THE USERS OF THE DEVICES BUT ALSO TO THE PASSERS-BY ))
OUT Q=to the passer-by
Timothy Webster knows first-hand the dangers of playing with fireworks.
He was 9 years old when a M-80 exploded in his hands and caused significant
IN Q=It's a quick
((TIMOTHY WEBSTER/FIREWORKS VICTIM: IT'S A QUICK COUPLE SECOND THRILL. BUT IT'S
COST ME ABOUT 13 YEARS OF NOT BEING ABLE TO SEE THAT GOOD ))
OUT Q=see that good
Even sparklers can be dangerous-- heating up to two-thousand degrees.
And they can easily ignite clothes.
Martin recommends not lighting your own fireworks.
IN Q=In everyones best
((DR. TOM MARTIN/CORNEA SPECIALIST: IN EVERYONE'S BEST INTEREST FOR SAFETY AND
THAT FIREWORKS DISPLAYS ARE BEST DONE BY PROFESSIONALS ))
OUT Q= best done by professionals
Remember some fireworks are illegal--including bottle rockets, M-80's and
Joy Sutton, News.7 ))
Word from Israel about a potentially powerful new way to detect
whether a lump in the breast is malignant or benign-- without a needle biopsy
IN Q=Nat, then Mammograms or
SUPER=03-Rehovot, Israel; :02
SUPER=01-Dr. Hadassa Degani/Weizmann Institute; :24
OUT Q=about the tumor.
IN Q=NAT SOUND
OUT Q=NAT SOUND
Mammograms or sonograms are ways to identify suspicious masses in a
Actually figuring out whether the mass is cancer or not, usually requires
Now, a report in the journal, "nature medicine" describes a possible
non-invasive alternative to biopsy using M-R-I.
IN Q=The method is based
(( DR. HADASSA DEGANI/WEIZMANN INSTITUTE: THE METHOD IS BASED ON THE FACT THAT
IN A BENIGN TUMOR OF THE BREAST, LIKE FIBROIDINOMA, THE BLOOD VESSELS THAT FEED
THE TUMOR ARE DIFFERENT.))
OUT Q=are different.
The method relies on a sophisticated understanding of the biochemistry and
properties of the tissues that are being examined.
The end result is that it takes the information from the MRI scan,
distinguishes between tumors and
shows them on a monitor in different colors-- red for benign and blue for
The Weizmann Institute team looked at 18 women with breast tumors:
The MRI accurately confirmed benign tumors in eight of the women and cancer
IN Q=If there are
((IF THERE ARE A FEW TUMORS YOU CAN DETECT ALL OF THEM, YOU CAN KNOW EVERYTHING
YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE TUMOR. ))
OUT Q=about the tumor.
THe next step-- large scale clinical trials to see if this can really work.
Time now for sports...Winston Cup cars return to the beach, for the Pepsi
400. Here's Mike with qualifying results.
GRAPHIC=TWO MINUTE TICKER
Welcome folks to the two minute sports ticker on this Thursday afternoon, as
the drivers in Daytona
get set to declare their independence this weekend in the Pepsi 400.
Qualifying on the beach today,
SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL/espn2; :00
and not surprisingly all eyes were on points leader Jeff Gordon who went out
in the DuPont Chevy and turned a lap at 189 point 358 miles an hour. It was
good but not good enough.
Mike Skinner, who won the 500 pole back in February went out and proved it
was not a fluke this afternoon by winning the top spot for the Pepsi 400 with a
lap at 189.777 to top Gordon and his teammate Dale Earnhardt.
Now let's check out the entire top 25 qualifiers for Saturday morning's race.
wipe to chyron
WIPE TO QUALIFYING
SUPER=0107-1. Mike Skinner/189.777/2. Dale Earnhardt//3. John Andretti//4.
Jeff Gordon//5. Jimmy Spencer//;
SUPER=0107-6. Rusty Wallace//7. Billy Standridge//8. Michael Waltrip//9. Rick
Mast//10. Lake Speed//;
SUPER=0107-11. Joe Nemechek//12. Dick Trickle//13. Ricky Rudd//14. Ken
Schrader//15. Johnny Benson//;
SUPER=0107-16. Dale Jarrett//17. Bill Elliott//18. Mark Martin//19. Hut
Stricklin//20. Brett Bodine//;
SUPER=0107-21. Ward Burton//22. Ted Musgrave//23. Ernie Irvan//24. Jeff
Burton//25. Bobby Hamilton//;
OUT Q=.....LAST CAR.
The battle of 16 year olds at Wimbledon today was won by Martina Hingis.
SUPER=03-Wimbledon, England/HBO & NBC;:00
Former President Bush and his wife Barbara were courtside today as the Swiss
miss, beat fellow teenager Anna Kournikova in straight sets 6-3 and 6-2 to
reach her first Wimbledon final.
She will play Jana Novotna for the title on Saturday. Jane beat Vicario in
On the men's side, Pete Sampras won the marquee match of the day beating
Boris Becker in four sets 6-1, 6-7, 6-1 and 6-4.
Sampras plays Todd Woodbridge next in the semi-finals.
Cedric Pioline and Michael Stich make up the other semi-final.
And as you probably know, the Salem Fair opens in front of Memorial stadium
tonight, and while there's always plenty to eat, this year there's an
attraction that also has been of bite.
"The World of Shark Show" has rolled into town in a 45 foot tank complete
with a high tech filtration system.
Marco and Philip Peters started the show a couple of years ago after they
retired as dare-devils from the Ringling Brothers Circus.
And Roy Stanley will have their story coming up tonight at (-------------)
SS=TWO MINUTE TICKER
Also, don't forget tonight the Avalanche and Hillcats shift their series to
Lynchburg for a seven o'clock game at City Stadium.
More on that as well.
Have a great Holiday weekend everybody.
take a break
Donuts are making history...
The chronicle of Krispy Kreme is bound for the archives of the Smithsonian
Institution's National Museum of Natural History.
Pieces of Krispy Kreme equipment, photographs, employee manuals, packaging
and hats were loaded into a van bound for Washington, DCTERMS.
Krispy Kreme made its first batch of donuts 60 years ago in Old Salem, North
SUPER=01-John Fleckner/Smithsonian Museum Chief Archivist
OUT Q=LARGE SCALE.
Krispy Kreme says a good donut cutter could make 120 DOZEN donuts per hour.
Eventually, a hole was cut in the front of the shop to sell donuts to the
Thanks for watching...good night.
That's NEWS-7 at FIVE...