Straight ahead on News 7 at five-
Stepping on American soil for the first time in months- Danville soldiers
are back in the U-S-A.
Meanwhile the army reports sex discrimination is widespread problem.
And they're barking into the winner's circle- in New York.
A few more hours of thunderstorms for portions of the viewing area, then
things settle down nicely for the weekend.
On Health Check-- The days of Marcus Welby are well over--- when all of
your medical records were in the hands of your ONE trusted doctor.
So now the Clinton Administration wants new safeguards, to keep your
medical records private.
IN Q=The fundamental
((THE FUNDAMENTAL QUESTION BEFORE US IS WILL OUR HEALTH RECORDS BE USED TO HEAL
US OR TO REVEAL US. ))
OUT Q=to reveal us.
OUT Q=to reveal us.
SOT 23:32 TROOPS RETURN
IN Q=SEEING MY FAMILY
OUT Q=BEING DADDY
They were part of the peacekeeping mission in Bosnia-- now a Danville
National Guard Unit returns to home turf.
GRAPHIC=news-7 at five
Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
46 members of a Virginia National Guard unit from Danville went to Bosnia in
This morning the longest leg of their trip wrapped up in Georgia.
And as Tina Tenret reports from Fort Benning, the southside soldiers just
want to get back home to their families.
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IN Q=the soldiers
SUPER=03-Fort Benning, GA/This Morning;: 00
SUPER=01-Staff Sgt. Chris Wiles/Returning Soldier; :06
SUPER=01-Maj. Jon Page/Returning Soldier; :46
OUT Q=NEWS-7 FORT BENNING.
The Army has found widespread problems of sexual harassment throughout all
levels of the service- regardless of gender, rank and race.
((TOGO WEST/ARMY SECRETARY: SEXUAL ABUSE IS NOT ENDEMIC THROUGH OUR ARMY.
SEXUAL HARRASSMENT HOWEVER CONTINUES TO BE A PROBLEM.))
SUPER=01-Togo West/Army Secretary;
OUT Q=to be a problem"
The findings come after a 10 month review. That was sparked by reported
problems last year at the
Army's training center in Aberdeen, Maryland.
As a result of the study, the Army is taking a number of steps.
That includes adding a week to the eight weeks of basic training to
focus on ethics and moral values.
GRAPHIC=mid east peace
Secretary of State Madeline Albright is calling on Israel to take time out
from expanding settlements.
She says such actions don't provide a good climate for peace talks.
Albright also reassured Israel- that America will stand by its side.
((MADELEINE ALBRIGHT/SECRETARY OF STATE: ISRAEL REMAINS AMERICA'S STRATEGIC
PARTNER AND AMERICA IS COMMITTED TO ISRAEL'S SECURITY. IT IS AND WILL ALWAYS BE
SUPER=01-Madeleine Albright/Secretary of State;
OUT Q=will be rock solid."
Albright's visit is sparking protests.
Palestinians burned a U-S flag-
They're against Israel's closing of the west bank-
Israel closed the area in response to last week's triple bombing.
Somebody made it look like suicide, but Roanoke County Police now believe
Anita Dickson was murdered last month.
The 21-year old woman was found dead INSIDE her car on Carvins Cove Road.
She died almost instantly- from a single shot to the head. Yet there was
blood OUTSIDE the Volkswagen Jetta- -on one of the tires.
The forensic lab still has to complete gun residue tests and D-N-A analysis
on the blood from the tire.
President Clinton's national security advisor says there were no clear
procedures to handle campaign donations during last year's elections.
Sandy Berger told a Senate panel his agency did not have set rules when it
came to handling democratic donors who wanted to visit the White house.
((SANDY BERGER/NAT'L SECURITY ADVISOR: I FELT VERY STRONGLY THAT WE NEEDED TO
HAVE A MUCH CLEARER SYSTEM MUCH MORE CLARITY FOR OUR STAFF PEOPLE SO THERE
WOULD NOT BE QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW THESE THINGS SHOULD BE HANDLED.))
SUPER=01-Sandy Berger/National Security Advisor;
OUT Q=SHOULD BE HANDLED."
Berger says now the process is more tightly controlled.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
A Bedford County company officially opens its doors... and it's already
fulfilling the role of good corporate neighbor.
Next on NEWS-7 at FIVE... recycling has become a global project-- so why is
Roanoke County trashing its curbside recycling program?
New research suggests women who have babies while they're in their
forties, tend to live longer than other women.
The story, on Health Check.
Just ahead-- you don't need your own yard or garden for this week's Growin
Patrick's report comes from Virginia Western's Community Arboretum.
Most people agree recycling is crucial to the future of our environment.
But the best method is up for debate.
Roanoke County says it eliminated its curbside recycling program earlier
this month because of the high costs.
It was a convenience for 15- percent of county residents.
Some of those residents fear the county's action may discourage others from
SOT tape 1 10:17:28
IN Q=I think that this
((SHIRLEY WILLIS/ROANOKE CO. RESIDENT: I THINK THAT THIS DEMONSTRATES THAT
MONEY IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE ENVIRONMENT TO THE COUNTY, AND PROBABLY TO A
LOT OF GOVERNMENTS. I JUST HOPE THEY CAN FIND A WAY TO MAKE IT POSSIBLE TO AT
LEAST DO SOMETHING TO CONTINUE IT IN SOME WAY. ))
SUPER=01-Shirley Willis/Roanoke Co. Resident;
OUT Q=continue it in some way
Meantime, county officials say they'd like to find a more cost effective
The estimated pricetag for curbside recycling is a quarter-of a million
SOT tape 1 9:08:40
IN Q=Interestingly enough
((BILL RAND/ROANOKE CO. GENERAL SERVICES DIR.: INTERESTINGLY ENOUGH, OUR
PARTICIPATION RATE FOR SOURCE- SEPARATED CURBSIDE RECYCLING WAS ONLY 25 TO 30
PERCENT. SO, EVEN WHEN WE WERE PROVIDING THIS OPTION, IT WAS BEING UTILIZED BY
FEWER THAN A THIRD OF PEOPLE WHO HAD THE OPTION PRESENTED. ))
SUPER=01-Bill Rand/Roanoke Co. General Services Dir.;
OUT Q=had the option presented.
While Roanoke County has trashed the recycling program for now-- it says as
the economy changes, curbside recycling may re-surface.
Just 18- months after it moved to Bedford County, Barr Laboratories today
dedicated its new pharmaceutical plant.
The company is already packaging and shipping generic drugs from its Forest
It plans to start manufacturing drugs by January, two years AHEAD of
IN Q=Next on our
((BRUCE DOWNEY/BARR LABS CEO: NEXT ON OUR SCHEDULE IS TO COMPLETE THE FDA
INSPECTION OF THIS FACILITY WHICH WE EXPECT TO TAKE PLACE OVER THE NEXT SIX
WEEKS, AND THEREAFTER WE'LL BEGIN MAKING REAL MEDICINE FOR SALE ON THE
COMMERCIAL MARKET AND WHICH WE PLAN TO START SHIPPING AFTER THE FIRST OF THE
SUPER=01-Bruce Downey/Barr Labs CEO; :00
OUT Q=first of the year.
Barr Labs currently employs 30-people, but expects to hire 60 more over the
The company also made the first installment of a 200-thousand dollar
donation to Bedford County's D-Day Memorial Foundation.
After nearly three decades of service, one of southwest Virginia's foremost
consumer advocates is retiring.
Fran (Stevens) Stephanz announced today that she will step down as director
of the Better Business Bureau of Western Virginia.
Her office handled a number of big cases in this area, like the Hill
Brothers of Lynchburg scam.
Customers complained they ordered shoes and didn't receive their
IN Q=What they were
((FRAN STEPHANZ/BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU: WHAT THEY WERE BASICALLY DOING WAS
TAKING MONEY AND NOT FULFILLING ORDERS. IN THE END I THINK THE POST OFFICE
CAME UP WITH SEVEN POINT EIGHT MILLION DOLLARS THAT COULD NOT BE ACCOUNTED
SUPER=01-Fran Stephanz/Better Business Bureau;
OUT Q=accounted for.
Stephanz' last day will be February 27th.
No successor has been named yet.
groovy music UNDER
If you don't have room in your yard for a vegetable or flower garden,
there's one place that's designed for the community to enjoy.
Patrick Evans has the scoop when we come back.
STOCKS BUMP NEXT
Sometimes Growin' It reports take our crews far away, but other times you
can find an interesting place just around the corner.
TOnight Patrick Evans-- takes us right up the street on Colonial Avenue to
the Virginia Western Community Arboretum.
SUPER=01-Lee Hipp/Arboretum Director;
out=gotta get out of the rain.
growin it close
go to robin
SUPER=330-Partly Cloudy/Evening Showers/60-64/Partly/Sunny/76-80;
SUPER=331-Partly Cloudy/Evening Showers/62-66/Partly/Sunny/78-82;
SUPER=332-Partly Cloudy/Dense Fog/54-58/Morning Fog/Partly Cloudy/73-77;
SUPER=333-Partly Cloudy/Evening Showers/56-60/Partly/Sunny/71-75;
SUPER=334-Partly Cloudy/Dense Fog/54-58/Morning Fog/Partly Cloudy/73-77;
health music under
In tonight's Two Minute Ticker-- the Roanoke Express talks about its latest
addition to the team.
Falling is an all too common problem among senior citizens.
On Health Check, how equilibrium plays into it.
IN Q=I had a fall
((I HAD A FALL AT HOME. AND IT THREW ME OFF BALANCE. ))
OUT Q=off balance
If you live in Roanoke or Martinsville, it's on your ballot in November.
Playing the ponies in the comfort of your own home town.
IN Q=To watch
((HERB JONES/COLONIAL DOWNS: TO WATCH THESE HORSES, THESE ATHLETES RUN IS
ENTERTAINMENT. AND IT'S A LOT OF FUN.))
SOT TAPE ONE 20:37:08
((OLIVIA PRICE/HORSE RACE FAN: IT'S VERY REFINED AND DIGNIFIED. I JUST LOVE
IT. I REALLY DO.))
SUPER=01-Herb Jones/Colonial Downs;
SUPER=01-Olivia Price/Horse Race Fan; :09
OUT Q=I really do.
But local opposition is mounting to Colonial Downs' latest efforts to
double boxes Jean/Keith
We'll give you some of the facts tonight on NEWS-7 at SIX.
Just one of several decisions to make in the voting booth soon-- thanks
The Clinton Administration says people need to know that the medical
information they give in confidence will remain confidential.
SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :
Today safeguards were outlined, to make sure medical records stay private.
IN Q=Our motor
((DONNA SHALALA/HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SECRETARY: OUR MOTOR VEHICLE RECORDS
AND OUR CREDIT RECORDS ARE ALL NOW PROTECTED BY FEDERAL LAWS. BUT RIGHT NOW,
OUR FAMILY SECRETS, OUR MEDICAL RECORDS, ARE NOT PROTECTED BY FEDERAL LAW. ))
SUPER=01-Donna Shalala/Health & Human Services Sec.; :
OUT Q=by federal law.
Shalala says under the plan their would be exceptions for research and law
Stiff penalties would be imposed for anyone who misuses information.
A presidential panel says you should have the right to challenge decisions
made about your medical treatment.
An advisory commission is considering drafts of a so-called "Patients' Bill
The group, made up of representatives of business, insurers, consumers and
the health-care industry, has agreed on such issues as a right to health
insurance regardless of your health.
Falls are the leading cause of injury in the elderly.
Half of the older people who fall do so repeatedly, indicating an
SUPER=03-Spartanburg, SC; :
Now though, some patients are cutting down on the odds of falling-- but
undergoing physical therapy on what's called the Balance Master.
IN Q=There are three
(( JENNIFER RUSKAN/ST. FRANCIS HOSPITAL: THERE ARE THREE THINGS THAT CONTROL
YOUR BALANCE. YOU HAVE: YOUR VISION-- YOUR EYES, YOUR LEGS AND YOUR INNER EAR.
AND WHAT THIS MACHINE ENABLES US TO DO IS BREAK A PERSON'S BALANCE DOWN-- INTO
THOSE THREE THINGS SO THAT THEY--WE CAN DIRECT OUR TREATMENT TO SPECIFIC AREA
WHERE A PERSON IS HAVING TROUBLE. ))
SUPER=01-Jennifer Ruskan/St. Francis Hospital; :
OUT Q=having trouble.
This is the same equipment used by the National Aeronautics and Space
Administration to test astronauts equilibrium after being weightless in space.
IN Q=It's given me
((ENA KING: IT'S GIVEN ME CONFIDENCE AND STRENGTHENED MY LEGS AND MY WHOLE
SUPER=07-Ena King; :
OUT Q=whole body.
New evidence that a mother's age at the time she gives birth might be a clue
to how long she'll live.
Researchers looked at women who were born in 1896 and passed the 1996 mark--
living to be more than 100.
They were compared to other women who were born in 1896, but died in their
They found that women who hit the century mark, were four times more likely
to have babies while in their 40's.
One assumption researchers are making now-- estrogen is good for you.
IN Q=The big message
((DR. BERNADINE HEALY/CBS MEDICAL CORRESPONDENT: THE BIG MESSAGE HERE IS THAT
IT'S EASY TO BE FIT WHEN YOU'RE 20, WHEN YOU'RE IN YOUR 30'S WHEN MOST PEOPLE
ARE HAVING BABIES BUT THE KEY TO A LONG LIFE IS BEING FIT WHEN YOU'RE IN YOUR
SUPER=01-Dr. Bernadine Healy/CBS Medical Correspondent; :
OUT Q=in your 40's.
The study is published in today's journal, Nature.
Maybe you've seen the new "Electronic Pets" out there-- egg-sized computer
critters that beep at all hours, begging to be cleaned, fed and amused--
If you don't pay attention, they die of neglect.
It seems that with school now in full swing, many parents are getting stuck
with the care of these so-called pets.
Some are even bringing the toys to work.
A company in Massachusetts has even set up an Electronic Pet Daycare
Turning now to sports-- time is ticking away for that big Syracuse/Tech
Plus what's Pete Rose up to these days? Here's Mike.
GRAPHIC=TWO MINUTE TICKER
Let's get the Thursday ticker rolling this afternoon with a little baseball
news concerning Pete Rose, the former Cincinnati Reds legend.
Rose's attorneys are talking with officials from Major league baseball about
getting him reinstated after this season.
Baseball's all-time hit king was banned for life in 1989 following a probe
into his gambling habits.
If reinstated, he is a virtual lock for the Hall of Fame.
The Virginia Tech - Syracuse game this Saturday is the 11th meeting between
the two Big East powers.
The Orangemen have a slight 6-4 advantage in the series to this point and
Steve Mason says that's not the only area where the schools are close.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-East Rutherford, NJ/Kickoff Classic; :00
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :12
SUPER=01-Loren Johnson/Virginia Tech Cornerback; :23
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/1995 Game vs. Syracuse; :58
OUT Q=...News 7 sports"
The Roanoke Express has dipped into its past to help tighten up its defense
for the upcoming season.
At a newsconference this morning at the Roanoke Civic Center, head coach
Frank Anzalone announced the signing of Daniel Berthiaume, the former NHL
goalie with Winnipeg, Boston and Los Angeles.
Berthiaume joins veteran Dav Gagnon in net this season to give Roanoke the
most formidable tandem in the league.
Roy Stanley will talk with Berthiaume, Gagnon and Anzalone tonight at 6 about
sharing time in the net this season.
Hope to see you then. Take Care everybody.
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They're barking and meowing their way to stardom-
It's America's best singing pet contest-
There's Sonic from Tampa...
and Mr. Belvedere from Chicago,
Don't forget the black cat from Richmond- Gracy. She's the only cat to make
((MEOW. YEAH. REPORTER: SO FAR IT SOUNDS LIKE A MEOW? YEAH.))
OUT Q=like a meow, yeah."
Pets from 17 cities growled and barked their way to the finals in New York
((NAT SOUND BARKING ETC.. ))
Reagle the Beagle took top honors-
He won a feature appearance in an Advantage Flea collar ad- he also wins a
professional recording session and a bone.