NEWS-7 at FIVE is straight ahead...
The missing girls from Roanoke County, apparently drive themselves to
Lynchburg...an 11-year old is at the wheel.
Day three of the Teamsters-UPS Strike
Strike up the band... and let the games begin.
Once again a big, fat high pressure system has the area under cooler than
normal weather. How long will it last? The forecast is coming up.
Tonight on HEalth Check-- stats on drug usage among teens are out...it's not
ALL bad news.
And head lice. If you;ve had to deal with it, scientists warn there's a
stronger strain out there...dubbed Super Lice.
The mother of an 11- year old girl who drove to Lynchburg after being left
alone in a car, has been charged.
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Good Evening, I'm Eric Earnhart filling in for Jean Jadhon.
That story in a moment but first-- Crossroads Mall in Roanoke was
evacuated late this afternoon...
Hazaradous Materials crews are investigating why several people have had to
be taken to the hospital
double boxes Eric/Len
Len Besthoff is at the mall....Len fill us in.
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Police charged Patricia Wright with two misdemeanors- -"allowing children
to be in need of services."
It started out as a missing persons report.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Night
Wright had left TWO children in the car while she was at Cory Everson's
Aerobics and Fitness Center.
She left the keys in the car, the motor running.
Apparently 11-year old Latisha Wright got tired of waiting, and drove off.
At 5-2 and 120 pounds, police aren't surprised she was able to drive.
But she got all the way to Lynchburg- -even stopped for gas on the way.
Her 7-year old cousin, Shalierra Mack, was also in the car with her.
They drove to a relative's home in the Lynchburg area- -putting an end to
the missing persons crisis- -but it's the beginning of Patricia Wright's
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Three Americans are among the survivors of the Korean Air crash in Guam.
Ten other Americans were among the more than 200 who died when the plane
went down, yesterday.
Rescue workers say after seeing the aftermath of the crash, they're amazed
as many as 30 people survived, some actually walked away from the wreckage.
IN Q=after the airplane
((REAR ADMIRAL MARTIN JANCZAK/RESCUE OPERATION COMMANDER; AFTER THE AIRPLANE
HIT, AS IT BROKE APART, THERE WERE ABOUT 4 SECTIONS OF THE AIRCRAFT. SOME OF
THE PASSENGERS WERE THROWN CLEAR, AND WE ACTUALLY FOUND PASSENGERS IN THE
SAWGRASS THAT'S DOWN HERE.))
SUPER=01-Rear Adm. Martin Janczak/Rescue Operation Commander;
OUT Q=down here
One of the survivors told Guam's governor there was no indication anything
was wrong until the plane crashed.
He said it seemed the plane tried to land three miles short of the runway.
More violence on the UPS picket lines in the Northeast today.
For the third day in a row, picketing teamsters clashed with police as they
tried to block delivery trucks driven by non-union drivers.
At least 11 strikers were arrested in Somerville this morning.
Meanwhile, the U.S. Chamber Of Commerce added it's voice to calls for
President Clinton to intervene.
But the President told reporters today he's already done everything he can to
get the union and company back to the bargaining table.
Apple Computer made a stunning announcement at the MacWorld Expo in Boston
There were gasps and some boos when Apple Co-founder Steve Jobs announced
that rival Microsoft will invest 150 million dollars in Apple.
IN Q=if we want to
((STEVE JOBS/APPLE CO-FOUNDER; IF WE WANT TO MOVE FORWARD AND SEE APPLE HEALTH
AND PROSPERING AGAIN, WE HAVE TO LET GO OF A FEW THINGS... WE HAVE TO LET GO OF
THIS NOTION THAT FOR APPLE TO WIN, MICROSOFT HAS TO LOSE. ))
SUPER=01-Steve Jobs/Apple Co-Founder;
OUT Q=microsoft has to lose
Microsoft CEO Bill Gates says he's excited about the new alliance.
He was booed as he spoke to the gathering from an overhead screen.
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The candidates for governor were on the campaign trail today-- talking taxes
and education. That story ahead on NEWS-7 at FIVE.
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The Summer Music Games return to Salem... its much more than a half time
And on Health Check we're talking head lice...if you're scratching your head
new strain some scientists are calling "super lice." Don't go away.
Don Beyer defended family life education today, as he brought his campaign
for governor to the Roanoke Valley.
Beyer was arguing against a proposal that's now before the State Board of
It would give local school districts the option of eliminating family life
education in their communities.
IN Q=And that would deny
((DON BEYER/LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR: AND THAT WOULD DENY EVERY CHILD IN THE SCHOOL
DISTRICT THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION. AND IT WOULD DEPRIVE
EVERY PARENT OF THE CHOICE OF WHETHER THEIR CHILD GETS TO TAKE IT OR DOESN'T.
PARENTS SHOULD BE ABLE TO MAKE THE CHOICE FOR THEIR CHILDREN. IT'S PREVENTION
AND IT MAKES SENSE.))
OUT Q=and it makes sense.
Beyer also opposes a plan that would allow school systems to hire reading
specialists in lieu of elementary guidance counselors.
Beyer says both are important, and says the state board should not force
localities to choose between the two.
Jim Gilmore's giving back as good as HE got on tax relief.
At a lunch honoring a program to protect senior citizens from consumer
fraud, Gilmore today blasted Don Beyer's income tax credit plan.
((JIM GILMORE/R-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: 328-THOUSAND-940 SENIOR CITIZENS ALONE
DO NOT FILE VIRGINIA INCOME TAX RETURNS BECAUSE THEY DO NOT MAKE ENOUGH MONEY
TO PAY VIRGINIA INCOME TAX. AND IF THE DON'T FILE, THEN THEY HAVE NO
OPPORTUNITY TO FILE FOR SOME CREDIT SOMEWHERE UP THE ROAD, AND THEY GET
OUT Q=they get nothing.
Gilmore says overall, 61-percent of Virginia's seniors would NOT qualify for
Beyer's tax cut because they make too much or too little.
The Beyer campaign responds that Virginians will be lucky to see the tax
break Gilmore's promising-- because, according to many economists, state
revenues won't be what Gilmore hopes.
They're movin', groovin' and rockin' to the beat at the fifth annual drum and
bugle corp show in Salem.
Young musicians and dancers from all over the globe perform at 7:30 this
evening in the Summer Music Show at the Salem football stadium.
Its a rigorous practice schedule for them.
The production is much more than a half-time show at a football game...
((MARY LORITSCH/SUMMER MUSIC GAMES:ART THAT MOVES AND MUSICAL SPORT, THAT'S
SOME OF THE THINGS IT'S BEEN CALLED. THEY WILL SEE PRECISION MARCHING. THEY
WILL SEE YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN PLAYING VERY INTRICATE MUSIC. THEY WILL SEE VERY
SUPER=01-Mary Loritsch/Summer Music Games;
Exact timing is essential for these synchronized acts.
Performers say they learn to trust their teammates in competitions so they
don't have to worry about missing a beat.
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You paint it, they'll glaze it-- and they're one of the newest businesses on
the Roanoke City Market.
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STOCKS BUMP NEXT
If you are feeling artistic, and want to glaze a little pottery, but the
cost of your own kiln is holding you back--
DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Patrick Evans reports on a new addition to Downtown Roanoke, a
Glaze-It-Yourself pottery shop has just opened, and caters to all ages.
SUPER=01-Jane Schultz/Glazed Bisque-It;
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SUPER=334-Clear With/Near Record Low/48-50/Mostly Sunny/Light Wind/78-80;
health music under
In tonight's Sports Ticker-- Steve Mason takes us to the first practice for
the freshman class of Virginia Tech Football players.
And on Health Check--Navy doctors think they may have a solution for
the biggest problem with organ transplants: rejection.
Two drugs used on monkeys taught the animals' immune systems to live with
(( I'VE TAKEN AN AWFUL LOT OF MEDICATION OVER THE YEARS AND I'D BE VERY HAPPY
NOT TO HAVE TO TAKE IT ANYMORE. ))
OUT Q=TAKE IT ANYMORE.
There's more NEWS-7 at FIVE in a moment, but first here's what's coming up
in about 40-minutes on NEWS-7 at SIX.
The "Journey of Hope" bicycle tour rolled into Lynchburg today..
..hoping to raise money and awareness for people with disabilities.
It's sponsored by PUSH America, a project of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity.
Two teams of 30 cyclists each have spent more than two months traveling 35-
hundred miles across America.
IN Q=Usually about
((RICK BELL/CYCLIST: USUALLY ABOUT 75 MILES A DAY. CROSS THROUGH DESERTS AND
PLAINS OF TEXAS AND THE HILLS AND HEAT.. GOTTA BATTLE EVERY ELEMENT OUT THERE
THAT'S FOR SURE.))
SUPER=01-Rick Bell/Cyclist; :00
OUT Q=that's for sure.
The cyclists will stay overnight in Lynchburg, then head north.. the tour
wraps up in Washington on Saturday.
Peddle along with Keith Humphry tonight on NEWS-7 at Six.
Topping tonight's HEalth Check Report...Some possible good news in the
battle against illegal drug use among teens.
Today, the government released figures suggesting a drop during the last
Alcohol use among teenagers may also be declining.
((DONNA SHALALA/DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SEC.: THERE ARE
ACTUALLY HOPEFUL SIGNS THAT WE MAY BE SEEING A BEGINNING OF A REDUCTION IN
MARIJUANA USE AMONG TEENAGERS. THAT'S VERY GOOD NEWS. BUT WE SHOULDN'T HANG OUT
THE VICTORY FLAG YET.))
SUPER=01-Donna Shalala/Dept. of Health and Human Services Sec.;
OUT Q=just yet.
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The annual National Household Survey on Drug Abuse says nine percent of
U.S. teens used drugs in 1996.
That's DOWN from 10.9 percent in 1995.
The survey also shows an increase in drug use among 18-to-25-year-olds from
13.3 percent in 1994 to 15.6 in 1996.
More teens tried heroin for the first time last year than ever before,
and the number of teens who viewed cocaine as "risky" dropped from 63 percent
in 1994 to 54 percent in 1996.
Officials say an intense focus on the hazards of marijuana, and publicity on
the high drug use rate among teens helped focus attention on the problem.
Wal-Mart says it is no longer filling prescriptions for the popular weight
loss drug combination Phen-Fen at its pharmacy.
The nation's largest retailer made the decision based on a letter from drug
manufacturer Wyeth-Ayerst documenting recent cases involving Phen-Fen.
This comes after the Food and Drug Administration said the combination of
Phentermine and Fenfluramine may be causing serious heart and lung problems.
Last April Wal-Mart announced it was limiting the amount of
over-the-counter cold, allergy and diet medications customers can buy.
Wal-Mart said it didn't want to be a part of a growing methamphetamine drug
Those medications are sometimes used in manufacturing drugs.
A Virginia woman says she doesn't mean to be nit-picking.
In fact, she's sick of doing it.
But she's launched a class action lawsuit against a maker of head lice
medication that she says is NO longer effective against a new strain some
scientists are calling "super lice."
IN Q=We realized
((DEBBIE DUKE/HENRICO CO. PARENT: WE REALIZED THAT THEY WERE MAKING A LOT OF
MONEY ON RESALE. AND IT WAS LIKE LICE WAS A DIRTY LITTLE SECRET. THEY KNEW
THEIR PRODUCT WAS WORKING IN CERTAIN CASES OF RESISTANT STRAINS. AND PEOPLE
WERE NOT COMING FORWARD BECAUSE THEY DON'T WANT TO TALK ABOUT LICE. LICE IS
SOMEHOW ASSOCIATED WITH FILTH.))
SUPER=01-Debbie Duke/Henrico Co. Parent;
OUT Q=with filth.
Duke's lawsuit has 97 plaintiffs so far in a challenge to Warner-Lambert,
the makers of Nix head lice medication.
And she's got the attention of Virginia's attorney general -- who's asked
the FDA to step in.
IN Q=I've written
((RICHARD CULLEN/VA. ATTORNEY GENERAL: I'VE WRITTEN TO THE ACTING
COMMISSIONER. HE'S INDICATED HE'S GONNA TAKE A LOOK AT IT.))
SUPER=01-Richard Cullen/Va. Attorney General;
OUT Q=at it.
Duke says her own family has had six separate costly and frustrating lice
outbreaks in the last year.
Navy researchers are reporting promising news about organ transplants.
They may have found a way to turn off the immune system-- and prevent
the body from "rejecting" a transplant.
The unidentified new therapy was given to rhesus monkeys who were also given
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SUPER=01-Lt. Cmdr. Allan Kirk/U.S. Navy Researcher;
OUT Q=no rejection
After the scientists stopped treatment-- the organs still weren't
They hope the discovery leads to advancements in organ transplants in
IN Q=many injuries
((CAPT. DAVID HARLAN/U.S. NAVY: MANY INJURIES OR ILLNESSES THAT COULD BE CURED
BY THE MIRACLE OF TRANSPLANTATION ARE LEFT UNTREATED BECAUSE OF A TOO LIMITED
ORGAN DONOR SUPPLY AND BECAUSE OF OUR AS YET IMPERFECT MEANS OF PREVENTING
SUPER=01-Capt. David Harlan/U.S. Navy;
OUT Q=transplant rejection
Currently, patients must wait for an organ from a so-called "matched"
donor... and then take anti-rejection medication-- for life.
The new drugs would block that attack signal.
Time now for sports and a trip to Blacksburg to check out football
practice... here's Mike Stevens.
Good afternoon everyone, welcome to the mid week ticker.
The Virginia Tech freshman got their first taste of college football
practice today. Steve Mason brings us up to date on a fast class with a solid
crop of local talent.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; :00
SUPER=01-James Lomax/Va. Tech Freshman Tight End; :38
SUPER=01-Cam Jackson/Va. Tech Freshman Safety; 1:03
OUT Q=....news 7 sports"
The NFL suspended running back Bam Morris today for the first four games of
the upcoming season.
Morris is guilty of violating the league's substance abuse policy for the
second time in two years.
The Baltimore Ravens leading rusher last season has been in the league's
substance abuse program since pleading guilty to a marijuana possession charge
Morris is eligible to return to the Ravens' roster on September 22nd.
He will be permitted to play again September 28th, when the Ravens travel to
SS=TWO MINUTE TICKER
In the major leagues this afternoon, the Giants have already beaten the Cubs
by a 7 to 4 count.
And Milwaukee and Anaheim are toed at 2-all in the 5th inning.
Tonight at six we'll continue our preseason high school reports with a look
at Parry McCluer.
See you then everybody.
take a break
Finally tonight-- you've heard about police using dummies in a patrol car
for speed traps, but how about the latest from Florida?
SUPER=03-St. Petersburg, FL;
You might think they're homeless people begging on the streets Petersburg,
but take a closer look, and watch how fast you're driving.
Officers are dressing like bums...complete with a sign.
But the words, "Will work for food," will be replaced with "I'm a cop, obey
Thanks for watching, goodnight.
That's NEWS-7 at Five...for tonight.