Next on News 7 at five--
A bombing rips through a Jerusalem market- killing more than a dozen people.
Eleven people are dead in a Michigan accident.
A deal is struck at Yokohama- Eric Earnhart has a live report.
A weather day that did not live up to the sunny part for most, but cooler
temperatures were very much in place.
An investigation at the top of Columbia H-C-A has netted three indictments.
We'll have the latest on what's going on with the nation's largest
for-profit hospital chain, on Health Check.
((SIREN GOING OFF. TODAYS BOMBING BY TERRORISTS IN JERUSALEM WAS A BARBAROUS
ACT. THERE IS NO EXCUSE AND THERE MUST BE NO TOLERANCE.))
OUT Q=MUST BE NO TOLERANCE.
President Clinton reacts to the bombing this morning that killed at least 14
people and injured more than 150 others.
The militant Islamic group Hamas is accepting responsibility for the
The blast rocked a crowded Jerusalem market-
Israeli's Prime Minister is demanding that the Palestinian Authority put a
stop to terrorism.
((BENJAMIN NETANYAHU/ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER: WE'VE SEEN 150 TERRORIST LEADERS
IN HAMAS AND ISLAMIC JIHAD WERE SET FREE AND LIKE SAVAGE ANIMALS THEY ARE SET
FREE TO ROLL IN OUR CITIES AND STREETS AND TO COMMIT THESE BARBAROUS ACTS.))
SUPER=01-Benjamin Netanyahu/Israeli Prime Minister;
OUT Q=these barbarous acts."
Netanyahu rejected telephoned condolences from PLO leader Yasser Arafat-
telling him he must do more to fight terrorism.
It's one of the deadliest car accidents in North Carolina history.
A van carrying high school students collided with a tractor trailer-
killing nine people.
It happened in Plymouth- 100 miles east of Raleigh- The van was trying to
pass a car in a no-passing zone.
SUPER=03-Concord, MI/Last Night;
In Michigan last night- a pickup truck full of children crashed into a dump
truck- eleven people are dead including the pickup truck's driver.
Police say she drove through a stop sign-
((I LOST MY ONLY DAUGHTER REALLY I DON'T KNOW HOW I'M DEALING WITH THIS.))
OUT Q=DEALING WITH THIS."
Eight of the children were riding in the back of the pickup truck- under a
Some of the passengers on a tour bus that plunged off Interstate 95 into the
Nottoway River say it appeared the driver fell asleep at the wheel.
The Philadelphia Daily News is also reporting that authorities
say there were "no" skid marks to show that the driver had applied the brakes
before the accident-
One person was killed and 34 people were hurt- mostly young children.
The bus was taking students along the route of the Underground Railway and to
major sites of the civil rights movement.
Union workers from Yokohama Tire are meeting to discuss their proposed
Negotiators struck a deal shortly after midnight last night.
Double Boxes=Jean and Eric/Microwave
Eric Earnhart joins us from the union meeting in Roanoke County.
Eric do we know anything yet about this new proposed contract?
( ad lib)
(Rollcue: police cars left the plant)
SUPER=01-Brian Campbell/Union Employee;
OUT Q=we knew anything
VO-NAT **Eric Mic Hot**
(Eric ad lib over video)
VIDEO OUT= "point by point"
( ad lib)
Double Boxes=Jean and Eric/Microwave
(Jean question--What are workers hoping to get out of this contract?)
HARD MUSIC UNDER
There are some area summer school students who may want to follow in Robin's
They're trying their hand at predicting the forecast. We'll have that story
just ahead on News 7 at Five.
Also he says his life will never be the same--- and former Olympic Park
bombing suspect Richard Jewell wants
to make sure it doesn't happen to anyone else.
On Health Check-- the first AIDS drug ever approved- AZT-- is still widely
But it doesn't work as well as it's expected to.
Now, researchers think they know why.
Have you ever thought about a water garden for your lawn?
They're becoming more popular, and not as complicated to install as many
people think. Patrick Evans will show us in this week's Growin' It.
Joseph O'Dell's body has arrived in the country that had taken up his cause.
Lori Urs-O'Dell and Sister Helen (pray-ZHAN) Prejean accompanied the body
of the executed Virginia Beach killer to its Italian resting place.
O'Dell was executed last week for the 1985 rape and murder of Helen
His wife of one day-- now his widow -- met with Pope John Paul the second
O'Dell will be buried in Palermo, Sicily tomorrow, serving as an Italian
protest of the death penalty.
Richard Jewell is lashing out at the F-B-I- one year after the Olympic Park
He was named as a suspect and then cleared 88 days later.
Jewell told a House Subcommittee he lived a nightmare.
((RICHARD JEWELL: IT WAS AS IF THE F.B.I AND THE MEDIA HAD ENTERED INTO AN
UNHOLY ALLIANCE TO BLAME ME FOR THE BOMBING AND DID NOT CARE ABOUT THE TRUTH OR
MY RIGHTS AS AN AMERICAN CITIZEN.))
OUT Q=as an American Citizen."
Jewell wants an independent investigation into the F-B-I's Actions.
He's also suing individual FBI agents for violating his rights.
The bombing killed two people and injured one hundred eleven others.
A group that provides the means for families to escape poverty is having its
own financial problems.
Total Action Against Poverty is gearing up its fundraising efforts.
The organization has served the Roanoke Valley for three decades by working
with programs like the Transitional Living Center and Youth Services.
Now that government funding is being reduced, TAP is looking elsewhere for
IN Q=For years
((STEVE MUSSELWHITE/TAP VICE PRESIDENT:FOR YEARS WE'VE RELIED ALMOST TOTALLY ON
STATE AND FEDERAL FUNDING. AS YOU KNOW PROGRAMS LIKE OURS ARE BEING CUT, NOT
JUST HERE IN ROANOKE, BUT THROUGHOUT THE NATION AND SO WE DO HAVE TO TURN TO
OUR LOCAL CITIZENS AND RELY ON THEM MORE THAN EVER))
SUPER=01-Steve Musselwhite/TAP Vice President;
OUT Q=more than ever
TAP's goal for the 1997-98 fiscal year is 200-thousand dollars in local
They raised 150-thousand dollars this past year.
Twelve high school upperclassmen are spending part of their summer vacation
with their heads in the clouds.
This month Lynchburg College is hosting the Governor's School for Math,
Science and Technology.
One group of students has been tracking and predicting cloud movement and
other weather patterns.
Some of them might even be getting a head start on their future.
IN Q=This year's group
((AIR FORCE LT. COL. HAROLD MASSEY//WEATHER INSTRUCTOR: THIS YEAR'S GROUP..WE
SEEM TO HAVE MORE PEOPLE INTERESTED IN METEOROLOGY AS A CAREER. WE HAVE FOUR
STUDENTS WHO WANT TO GO INTO THE ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES, AND THEY'VE BEEN PRETTY
AGGRESSIVE IN DIGGING INTO THE MATERIAL AND DOING THEIR STUDIES.))
SUPER=01-Lt. Col. Harold Massey/Air Force Weather Instructor
OUT Q=doing their studies.
The students read various radar maps and use that information to forecast
If they're right, you won't need an umbrella this week.
The class predicts cool, dry weather over the next few days.
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Water gardens are one of the most popular new ideas in landscaping, but
are they difficult to install and maintain?
(patrick ad lib)
SUPER=22-Roanoke Co.; ;
STOCKS BUMP NEXT
Water gardens provide a unique accent to any back yard or landscape, and
they're not as hard to install as you might think.
Double Boxes=Jean and Patrick/Microwave
Patrick Evans joins us from Mulch-N-More to tell us more about how to put
water in your landscape design.
SUPER=01-Jerry Hunt/Mulch 'N More
(Patrick ad lib live interview)
Double Boxes=Robin and Patrick/Microwave
(Patrick toss to Robin)
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SUPER=331-Partly Cloudy/And Pleasant/58-60/Mostly Sunny/Wind NE-10/80-82;
SUPER=332-Partly Cloudy/Light Winds/54-56/Partly Sunny/Light Winds/78-80;
SUPER=333-Clear And/Cool/52-55/Mostly Sunny/Light Winds/78-80;
SUPER=334-Turning/Partly Cloudy/50-54/Mostly Sunny/Wind E-10/78-80;
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Scholarships were awarded today to some hard working area students who have
beaten the odds.
That story is coming up on News 7 at Five.
And on Health Check-- does milk have healing properties?
Researchers think it may speed up the process-- with cuts, sores-- even
Good Evening, I'm Keith Humphry, here's a look at what else you'll see
tonight on NEWS-7 at SIX.
Virginia Tech's Corporate Research Center is rolling out the welcome mat.
Long-Airdox is moving its headquarters from Oak Hill, West Virginia to
The underground mining equipment company is the largest business to move
into the research center.
IN Q=Early in
((DR. JOE MEREDITH/VT CORPORATE RESEARCH CENTER PRES.:EARLY IN THE YEAR WE WERE
NAMED BEST PRACTICE IN TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND RESEARCH CENTERS IN EIGHT STATES
BY THE NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND THEN ATTRACTING A HIGH
QUALITY MAJOR DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, LIKE LONG AIRDOX, IS REALLY OUR SECOND
JEWEL THIS YEAR. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Joe Meredith/VT Corporate Research Center Pres.; :00
OUT Q=this year.
Long-Airdox's restructuring will bring more than 100 new jobs to the New
But for Tazewell County the move is bad news, nearly 250- people will lose
That story and more tonight on News 7 at Six.
Double Boxes Jean/Keith
A federal fraud investigation is now
resulting in charges for three executives of Columbia H-C-A
An F-B-I spokesman says indictments have been handed up against an
executive at the company's Nashville headquarters-- two officials in Florida
have also been charged with conspiracy and making false statements.
Columbia H-C-A is the nation's largest chain of for-profit
It's been at the center of a federal probe of medical billing fraud.
Two weeks ago, the government conducted surprise searches at Columbia
hospitals and offices in seven states.
Ten years after A-Z-T hit the market, scientists say they've figured out why
it doesn't work better: Chemically, it's a bad dance partner.
A-Z-T was the first drug approved for attacking the virus that
But it doesn't work perfectly, leaving the virus to mutate into a resistant
Scientists say the problem occurs as a molecule of the drug goes through an
intricate dance in a user's cells. A-Z-T has to hook up
with three different molecular partners.
The first partner is okay,
but the second molecule apparently isn't a good match for the drug.
There's no industry in American that's been more devastated by aids than
the entertainment business. now... one of Hollywood's biggest unions-- the
Screen Actor's Guild-- is fighting back.
Protease inhibitors are the most effective drugs yet in the battle against
AIDS... and the SAG foundation will now provide them free to any union member
IN Q=Other organizations
(( MARCIA SMITH/SAG FOUNDATION: OTHER ORGANIZATIONS CAN DO EXACTLY WHAT WE'RE
DOING. START SLOWLY. START WITH ONE PATIENT, OR TWO PATIENTS, OR THREE. BUT
AT LEAST YOU'RE MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THOSE LIVES.
DARRELL CUMMINGS/AIDS POLICY ADVOCATE: I WAS EXTREMELY PLEASED WHEN I HEARD
ABOUT IT. IT'S GROUNDBREAKING. WE'VE NOT KNOWN OF A PRIVATE ENTITY OR A UNION
OF ANY KIND TO TAKE THIS CONCERN SO TO HEART.
KEVIN: AND WHAT THE SCREEN ACTORS GUILD FOUNDATION FOR PEOPLE LIKE ME IS
SAYING, WE'RE STILL HERE FOR YOU. AND WE HAVEN'T FORGOTTEN WHO YOU ARE. AND
SUPER=01-Marcia Smith/SAG Foundation; :
SUPER=01-Darrell Cummings/AIDS Policy Advocate; :11
SUPER=01-Kevin McDermott/Actor; :23
OUT Q=that's amazing.
The so-called "cocktail" of AIDS drugs can cost as much as 20-thousand
dollars a year.
Still, the SAG Foundation says you can't put a price tag on hope.
The Red Cross in Roanoke is in emergency mode-- with a shortage of all blood
The crisis is forcing the Red Cross to decrease shipments to area hospitals.
The donor centers are extending hours.
The Roanoke Center Donor Room will be open until 6 this evening and tomorrow
from noon until 8 p-m.
Officials say the demand for blood is increasing and right now they only have
half of their normal supply.
IN Q=We like to
((BETH HENDRICKS/RED CROSS:WE LIKE TO KEEP AT LEAST A THREE DAY SUPPLY ON THE
SHELF AND RIGHT NOW WE'RE AT ABOUT A DAY AND A HALF))
SUPER=01-Beth Hendricks/Red Cross Donor Supervisor;
OUT Q=and a half
Red Cross officials blame the decline in part on summer vacations, and
apparently the heat has kept some donors at home.
For more information or to schedule an appointment call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE.
GRAPHIC=Health Check Bug
Australian scientists meanwhile are touting the potentially healing benefits
They claim --whey-- a waste product of the cheese-making process almost
doubled the healing rate in laboratory rats.
Although no human trials are yet underway, the researchers hope the finding
will lead to treatment of diabetic ulcers, minor wounds, sores, even--
In sports a Southside Virginia native talks about his trade to the N-B-A's
And they're practicing in Indianapolis for the Brickyard 400. Steve Mason
has the latest in the Two Minute Ticker.
Good afternoon everyone, lets start our two minute ticker on the
Winston Cup fast track.
Practice for this saturday's Brickyard 400 took center stage at
Indianapolis Motor Speedway today. Lake Speed turned a lap of 176.706 miles per
hour. That's the fastest unoficial lap ever at INDY.
Interesting note here, five of the top 6 fastest cars were Ford
Thunderbirds. Coming up at 6, we will show you Ford's replacement for the
Thunderbird for next year's Winston Cup season.
SUPER=03-Boston, MA/Mariners vs. Red Sox; :00
From the track to the diamond where matinee madness found it's way into
Fenway Park in Boston. Mariners against the Red Sox. In the bottom of the
third, Boston's Mo Vaugn singles into right field scoring a run and the Sox
were up 2-nothing.
Ken Griffey Junior cuts Boston's lead in half with this one bagger up the
middle. Seattle beats Boston 7-4.
SUPER=03-New York, NY/A's vs. Yankees;
The New York Yankees blanked the Oakland A's 7-nothing this afternoon in the
Big Apple. David Wells struck out a career high 16 batters and gave up
only three hits.
The Bronx Bombers Tino Martinez crushed his major league leading 36th
homerun. He also now has the Majors RBI lead with 99.
Danville native Johnny Newman will begin his 12-th season in the N-B-A with
a new team.
As he does just about every summer, Newman dropped in on the Squire Armory
kids camp to talk with the young people.
On draft day the Milwaukee Bucks traded Newman to Denver. He's familiar
with the Nuggets style of play and their coaching staff.
IN Q=First audio
((JOHNNY NEWMAN/TRADED TO DENVER: ))
SUPER=01-Johnny Newman/Traded to Denver; :
OUT Q=........it's been great."
For the past several years, Newman has held a basketball camp in the city of
But this year because of a busy schedule and marriage the camp was canceled
until next year.
IN Q=First audio
OUT Q=......a camp, so."
Coming up at Six Newman will talk to Roy Stanley about giving back to the
city of Danville and his role with the Denver Nuggets.
See ya at six.
Six Roanoke City Residents received scholarships this afternoon.
And all six are participants in Public Housing Programs.
The City Housing Authority has given away 50 scholarships since 1983.
IN Q=this is to
((ANITA LEE/RESIDENTIAL DIRECTOR: IT IS TO REWARD PEOPLE WHO DO WORK HARD
ACADEMICALLY, AND DO HAVE THE AMBITION AND WHO HAVE A STRONG CAREER GOAL, AND
KNOW WHAT THEY WANT TO DO. ))
SUPER=01-Anita Lee/Housing Auth. Res. Dir.;
OUT Q=want to do.
Two Vietnamese brothers who've been living in America for five years were
recipients of four year scholarships.
The Nguyens (NEW-yins) credit their parents for their success.