Next on News 7 at Five-
It's finally time to head home- three days after a plastics fire forced
A judge throws out part of Paula Jones sexual harrassment lawsuit.
And yet another ice rink is in the works for the Roanoke Valley.
Clear sailing this weekend, the beaches look good and so do the mountains.
The complete forecast is just ahead.
On Health Check-- the massive Hudson Foods Beef recall--
We'll have information backyard chefs can use, in keeping clear of e-coli.
Residents of the Atkins community of Smyth County are returning home
tonight, after a plastics fire forced evacuations three days ago.
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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
Atkins and Smyth County officials cleared the way for residents and traffic
earlier this afternoon.
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Teresa Hamilton is in Atkins where fire fighters are still keeping a close
watch on the smoldering remains.
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(questions: DO they have any idea how the fire started? )
A federal judge has thrown out part of Paula Jones sexual harrassment case
against the President.
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The move came during a pretrial hearing today in Little Rock.
The judge dismissed the allegation that Clinton defamed Jones- and that
Jones was denied due process.
But Judge Susan Webber let stand the most serious accusaton that Clinton
Judge Webber also set a trial date for next May.
Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer's given his last six years of tax records over
to the media.
Don and Megan Beyer's adjusted gross income has ranged from 358-thousand
dollars in 1991 to 787-thousand in 1992.
The release ends 107 days of counting by the Republicans since Jim Gilmore
released his tax records.
The Gilmore's top earnings were last year at 119-thousand dollars.
The release may be part of Beyer's efforts to move the campaign debate away
from the modest tax cut he threw out last month.
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((DON BEYER: WE WEREN'T GONNA WIN IT ON THE PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX. THAT'S WHY
IT'S ONLY A PIECE OF MY VISION.))
OUT Q=my vision
But with just over ten weeks to go in what will surely be Virginia's most
expensive campaign for governor ever, Jim Gilmore's car tax elimination plan is
still dominating the debate.
IN Q=We knew
((JIM GILMORE: WE KNEW THAT IT WOULD BE IMPORTANT. WE KNEW THAT IT PROBABLY
WOULD BE DOMINANT. BECAUSE IT IS AFTER ALL THE MOST IMPORTANT PROPOSAL WE
COULD COME UP WITH TO HELP THE INDIVIDUAL LIVES OF PEOPLE.))
((DON BEYER: I THINK WE CAN DO TARGETED PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX CUTS FOR THE
PEOPLE WHO NEED IT THE MOST. BUT WE CAN'T FORGET ABOUT THE PRIMARY MESSAGE,
WHICH IS TO MAKE VIRGINIA SCHOOLS THE BEST IN THE NATION. THAT'S WHY JIM'S
PLAN DOESN'T WORK. YOU'RE GONNA SACRIFICE YOUR SCHOOLS.))
OUT Q=lives of people.
Beyer wants to dramatically increase teacher pay-- among other school
But Gilmore has a vision for four-thousand new teachers -- that he says
would come first before his tax cut.
State police aren't sure what caused a crash that killed a Campbell County
woman this morning.
68-year old (kath-LEEN) Catherline Floyd was headed south on Route 615
around 9:30 when her car veered off the road.
Floyd's vehicle hit a culvert and flipped over, trapping her inside.
She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police don't know if Floyd suffered a medical problem prior to the crash or
if she died from injuries she sustained in the accident.
An autopsy is pending.
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Right now the Roanoke Valley lacks a community ice rink.
But pretty soon it may have two of them.
A news conference has been scheduled for Monday to announce construction of
a new sports and entertainment complex.
Sources tell NEWS-7 a group including the owner of the Richmond Renegades
hockey team will build a rink off of Thirlane Road, near the Roanoke Regional
Just a few months ago, plans for a rink were announced in downtown Roanoke.
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The College of Health Sciences gets a shot in the arm from local
contributors and the federal government...
And a little later on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- astronauts are able to move ahead--
after successful repairs aboard the crippled Mir...
For the first time in this country-- one of the most common causes of
infection-- both in and out of hospitals-- has shown resistance to the drug
most often used to treat it.
Also coming up-- a live report from Salem's Friday After Five bash
Plus we're gearing up for high school football-- stick around.
There's going to be a new election for Teamsters president, even though
Ron Carey was elected just eight months ago.
A federal election overseer has thrown out Carey's December re-election
after alleged fundraising abuses.
Carey's campaign is accused of illegally accepting contributions from the
union treasury and employees.
Carey himself has not been accused of wrongdoing.
The ruling will force a new election between Carey and his opponent, James
The ruling comes just four days after Carey declared victory in the strike
The College of Health Sciences got a vote of confidence from local donors
and the federal government.
Today, Sixth District Congressman Bob Goodlatte presented a 500-thousand
dollar check from the U-S Department of Education to the school.
The money is a two-to one matching grant that will help the school build
its endowment fund.
Goodlatte says it's an effective use of federal money.
IN Q=It's not a situation of
((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/R- SIXTH DISTRICT: IT'S NOT A SITUATION OF BUREAUCRATS IN
WASHINGTON DC DECIDING WHAT INSTITUTIONS IN A LOCALITY ARE WORTHY OF THIS KIND
OF SUPPORT. THAT DECISION HAS EFFECTIVELY BEEN MADE BY OUR LOCAL CITIZENS WHO
HAVE MET THIS CHALENGE OF A MATCHING GRANT.))
OUT Q=a matching grant.
The fundraising campaign brought in more than 250-thousand dollars in
More jobs for the Alleghany Highlands.
C-F-W Information Services will expand its directory assistance centers in
Clifton Forge and Waynesboro.
It will add 75 new, full-time positions at each facility.
C-F-W says it'll do this based on the projected growth of its directory
C-F-W lists A-T-and T as one of its main customers.
At last count, C-F-W had about 140 employees in Clifton Forge.
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If you are looking for a fun way to wind down the work week, stop by the
Salem Farmer's Market.
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The Farmer's Market in downtown Salem is alive with activity despite the
fact that most of the vendors have left.
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Patrick Evans joins us from Salem's "Fridays After Five" celebration--
where the proceeds are donated to charities and organizations.
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A new season of Friday Football Extra kicks off tonight--
Mike has a preview in tonight's Two Minute Ticker--
It's not exactly a meeting of the minds-- but it might bring them one step
National health advocates travelled to Halifax, for a look at tobacco,
through the eyes of those who grow it.
A food scare involving hamburger meat possibly tainted with e-coli
bacteria has grown some 20-times larger.
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25 million pounds of suspect beef distributed to as many as 48 states are
now being recalled by the Nebraska plant which distributed them.
Under pressure from the U-S Department of Agriculture, that plant is closed.
All of the suspect meat was shipped out as four-ounce frozen hamburger
Three major retailers, including Walmart, along with many Burger King and
Safeway stores were the main buyers of the hamburger.
All are returning their Hudson products.
The Head of the Centers for Disease Control points out E-coli is nothing to
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(( DR. PAUL MEAD/CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL: IT CAN CAUSE NON BLOODY DIARRHEA,
BLOODY DIARRHEA AND HOMOLYTIC UREMIC SYNDROME WHICH IS A CONDITION THE KIDNEYS
MAY FAIL TEMPORARILY OR
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The C-D-C reports a total of 15 people in Colorado fell ill in the Hudson
Five were hospitalized, but none developed life threatening illness-- no
other cases have been reported.
Ironically a new government rule that may have prevented their sickness
will be phased in six months from now.
H-A-A-C-P as it's called, would require constant testing for levels of
bacteria during meat processing.
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(( DAN GLICKMAN/SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE: HACCP WILL TAKE US FROM LITERALLY A
POKE AND SNIFF INSPECTION SYSTEM TO ONE IN WHICH WE USE STATE OF THE ART
TECHNOLOGY TO FOR THE FIRST TIME GO AFTER HIDDEN CONTAMINANTS LIKE E. COLI.))
SUPER=01-Dan Glickman/Secretary of Agriculture;
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Home consumers can also protect themselves from any E-coli contamination by
using a thermomenter when cooking hamburger.
Cook the meat to a temperature of 160 degrees to kill bacteria.
Apparently Burger King restaurants in Virginia use a different meat
distributor-- and are not effected by the recall.
We contacted several franchises today-- where diners DID NOT have to chose
from chicken or fish, as was the case elsewhere, around the country.
It's being called the unstoppable germ.
Experts are worried about a form of the common staph infection--
It's proven nearly immune to one of the most powerful antibiotics, and last
line of defense for many patients-- Vancomyacin.
The infection occurred in a dialysis patient in Michigan last month-- the
first U-S case.
The C-D-C blames overuse of antibiotics-- repeat use of powerful drugs to
kill infections also make the very germ more resistant.
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((DR. JOHN GULLETT/INFECTIOUS DISEASE EXPERT: WE'RE GOING TO NEED TO INCREASE
OUR CONTROL ON THE ANTIBIOTICS WE USE TO TREAT INFECTIONS. ))
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The C-D-C warns the bacteria can cling to medical equipment, tubes or
walls-- so hospital workers need to take extra precautions.
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((DR. JOHN GULLETT: ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT INFECTION CONTROL MECHANISMS OF
ALL-- HANDWASHING AMONG PEOPLE IN HOSPITALS. ))
OUT Q=people in hospitals.
Hospitals in this country have been alerted to watch for the strain--
But the C-D-C says patients should not be alarmed--- and should not avoid
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National health advocates are visiting the Southside, for a peek at life for
tobacco farmers and their families.
It was part of a two day conference to help health advocates understand the
tobacco grower's point of view.
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Tina Tenret is in Danville with a report on their trip.
Connie, both sides say they have a much better understanding of each other
But there's only so far they can go:
health advocates still say tobacco kills, while farmers say they can't live
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SUPER=01-Nancy Winter/American Heart Association; :16
SUPER=01-Allen Boyd/Tobacco Farmer; :36
OUT Q=nothing we can do
(( A busload of health activists stepped onto Allen Boyd's farm--
where he showed them how to pull, rack and barn tobacco.
The golden leaf has been the Boyd family's livlihood for several years.
Health advocates say they sympathize with the farmer's struggle but are still
on a mission to snuff out tobacco.
IN Q=Cigarettes are
((NANCY WINTER/AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION: CIGARETTES ARE THE NUMBER ONE
PREVENTABLE CAUSE OF DEATH IN THE UNITED STATES. IT'S A FACT AND THAT HASN'T
CHANGED, THE FACT HASN'T CHANGED.))
OUT Q=that hasn't changed
Some anti-smoking activists suggest tobacco farmers focus on other crops or
move into the manufacturing sector.
But Boyd says wheat or corn could never pay his bills.
IN Q=I'm 58 years
((ALLEN BOYD/TOBACCO FARMER: I'M 58 YEARS OLD. AIN'T NOTHING I CAN DO. IT'S
HARD TO GET A JOB NOW. IF THIS GOES THROUGH, IT'S ALL OVER FOR US. AIN'T
NOTHING WE CAN DO.))
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Farmer Boyd also says thedouble boxes Tina/Connie
proposed tobacco regulation settlement would kill him.
Tina, so are the health activists you talked with asking for just a flat-out
halt on tobacco production?
Actually Connie, they say the change would have to be gradual to keep Southside
farmers afloat. They believe farmers could still produce limited amounts of
tobacco for things like the nicotine patch to help smokers quit.))
The chairman of the company that
makes Camel and Winston cigarettes says (----------------)
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he sees a link between smoking and lung cancer.
R-J-R Nabisco's Steven Goldstone says he could be wrong, but he thinks
smoking contributes to lung cancer.
The Wintson cup cars are in Bristol tonight under the lights--
Mike Stevens fills us in on qualifying scheduled for later this evening.
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Howdy folks and welcome to the start of the weekend.
And a big weekend it is for racing down in the Bristol area.
The Winston Cup cars at in the Bristol Bowl tonight with first round
qualifying set to get underway at 5:30.
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Back in April, the Cup ars put on quite a show with the 100 thousand fans in
Jeff Gordon won the race by nudging and then passing Rusty Wallace in the
Both are anxious to get back on the track this weekend, as they race under
the lights tomorrow night.
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((RUSTY WALLACE/MILLER FORD DRIVER:))
((JEFF GORDON/DUPONT CHEVY DRIVER:))
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SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/DuPont Chevy Driver; :14
OUT Q=...AT NIGHT."
Again qualifying gets started at 5:30, we'll have the complete rundown for
you tonight at 11.
The NFL preseason rolls on tonight with the marquee game of the evening set
for Ericsson stadium in Charlotte as the Panthers host the Steelers.
The Panthers have yet to win in the preseason while the Steelers have yet to
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The Steelers have yet to lose this summer winning all four of its exhibition
Quarterback Kordell Stewart will not play tonight to rest his banged up knee.
Look for the Steelers to let backups Mike Tomzcak and Jim Miller handle a
bulk of the quarterbacking duties tonight.
The Steelers open the regular season against Dallas.
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And don't forget to join the New 7 sports team tonight at 11:35 for the
season debut of Friday Football Extra.
It's our annual preseason special and we'll have everything from the first
Super-7 poll of the year, to the story of a former coaching legend who is now
of all things a city councilman.
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And don't forget the high school season kicks off tomorrow at two o'clock at
Victory Stadium as Roanoke Catholic takes on Kenston Forest.
Also, tomorrow night the Roanoke Rush returns home to battle the Tennessee
Highlanders in a seven o'clock game at the stadium.
Lots to do this weekend.
Hope you enjoy yourself everybody.
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It was tricky surgery aboard the space station Mir-
but tonight NASA says it went well.
Russian Cosmonaut Paval (Veena-Gradoff) Vinogradov repaired a damaged module
and hooked up vital cables needed to power Mir.
((VEENEGRADOFF HAS SUCCESSFULY RECONNECTED ALL ELEVEN POWER CABLES TO THE
MODIFIED HATCH PLATE.))
SUPER=01-Bob Navias/NASA Mission Control;
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While the cosmonauts worked in the damaged module, U-S astronaut Michael
Foale stood by in an escape ship, just in case.
The cables were knocked out in June when the space station collided with a