Here's what's next on NEWS-7 at FIVE...
The battle is not over yet for the President's choice as ambassador to
A threat that nerve gas was planted SOMEWHERE in the state is phoned in from
the Ironto rest area.
After a good soaking, nature responds with a pleasant weekend. Temperatures
in the low 80s with comfortable humidity.
What's the leading cuase of death, for young and middle-aged adults?
It's no longer AIDS--
On Health Check, we'll tell you what is.
((WILLIAM WELD: I THINK WHAT HAPPENED IS AN ABBERATION.))
OUT Q=an abberation."
William Weld's response today after his nomination as Ambassador to Mexico
takes a huge hit.
GRAPHIC=NEWS-7 AT FIVE
Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon
Weld is the former Massachusetts Governor who wants to be the Ambassador to
Mexico- but Senator Jesse Helms is standing in his way.
The head of the powerful Senate foreign relations committee today refused
to allow a hearing on the nomination-
((SENATOR JESSE HELMS/R- CHAIRMAN SENATE FOREIGN RELATIOSN COMMITTEE: WHAT MR.
WELD APPEARS TO BE THREAT IS UNLESS HIS NOMINATION TO MEXICO IS MOVED HE WILL
BEGIN A WAR WITHIN IN REPUBLICAN PARTY. LET HIM TRY.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Jesse Helms/(R) Senate Foreign Relations Comm.;
OUT Q=let him try.
Helms and other conservatives say Weld is soft on drugs-
They're calling for the president to withdraw his nomination.
But democrats say what went on today is ridiculous.
((I AM A CONGENITAL OPTOMIST I HOPE WE STILL CAN SEE OUR WAY THROUGH THIS AND
GOVERNOR WELD CAN GET A HEARING, BUT I'M NOT STUPID.))
((WHAT WE SAW TODAY WAS THE TRIUMPH OF RULES OVER REASON AND OF CONFRONTATION
OVER COMMON SENSE.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Joseph Biden/(D) Foreign Relations Committee;
SUPER=01-Sen. John Kerry/(D) Massachusetts; 10
OUT Q=over common sense."
President Clinton says he's not giving up on Weld's nomination.
The President has picked the person he wants as the next Surgeon General-
Dr. David Satcher.
((DR. SATCHER IS QUALIFIED TO BE AMERICA'S FAMILY DOCTOR.))
OUT Q=AMERICAS FAMILY DOCTOR
Satcher is the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-
((DR. DAVID SATCHER/SURGEON GENERAL NOMINEE: I WANT TO BE THE SURGEON GENERAL
WHO REACHES OUR CITIZENS WITH CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGY AND PLAIN OLD FASHIONED
SUPER=01-Dr. David Satcher/Surgeon General Nominee;
OUT Q=fashioned straight talk"
If confirmed by the Senate, Satcher would take up a job vacant nearly three
Joycelyn Edlers was forced to reisgn amid controversy in 1994.
Some scary moments at the Ironto Rest Stop along Interstate 81 this
The rest area was temporarily shut down after someone phoned 9-1-1 claiming
to have planted NERVE gas somewhere in Virginia.
The Sheriff's Department says the person used a pay phone at the rest area
to call in the threat.
((DOUG MARRS/MONTGOMERY CO. SHERIFF:WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT THE PUBLIC THAT USED
THE REST AREAS ON 81, WE FELT LIKE WE HAD AN OBLIGATION TO THE PUBLIC AND
CITIZENS AND TO TRY TO, THE BEST WE CAN, TO DETERMINE IF IT'S SAFE. ))
SUPER=01-Doug Marrs/Montgomery Co. Sheriff; :00
OUT Q=it's safe.
The rest area was re-opened within an hour.
Authorities questioned many people-- but so far, they haven't been able to
determine who phoned in the threat.
Richmond's drug trade has taken a big hit this week.
In the past two days, investigators have made what amounts to record busts
for the eastern half of Virginia.
The massive seizure of drugs, money and guns also led to the arrest of 13
people on various state and federal charges.
SOT FROM RICHMOND FEED
IN Q=This is
((JOE DOMBROWSK/DEA: THIS A SIGNIFICANT SEIZURE OF COCAINE. IN THE TWO DAYS
WE HAVE MADE A DENT, THERE IS GOING TO BE A DRY WEEKEND HOPEFULLY IN RICHMOND
AND THE METROPOLITAN AREA. AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT WE ARE HERE TO WORK FOR AS A
SUPER=01-Joe Dombrowsk/Drug Enforcement Agency;:
OUT Q=as a team.
Altogether, the regional drug task force team seized nine pounds of crack
cocaine worth over 700 thousand dollars, nearly seven pounds of powder cocaine
worth 300-thousand dollars, plus cash and firearms.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
What are colleges and universities in our area doing about binge drinking?
That report- next on NEWS-7 at FIVE...
And for some students in Bedford County its standing room only on their
Maybe you're thinking about a little body piercing-- trying for more than
just an earring.
A warning-- you're taking some health risks.
Also coming up-- mourners continued lining up to view Mother Teresa's body.
The Catholic Nun will be laid to rest tomorrow. We'll be right back.
Mourners are still flocking to Calcutta to pay their last respects to Mother
but today a scuffle in the crowd.
Police closed the doors ending the viewing time of Mother Teresa's body-
When they did mourners stormed a barrier and rushed to the church- many yelling
Mother Teresa will be buried tomorrow after a full state funeral.
Coverage begins at shortly after one tomorrow morning here on your hometown
As the fall semester gets into full swing on college campuses across the
country, so does the party scene.
Studies reveal college students continue to binge drink.
Just a few weeks ago a Louisiana State University fraternity pledge died of
alcohol poisoning- that's made the problem a top priority at many schools.
Organizations are being formed on campuses including Roanoke College.
They're focusing on several approaches to deal with the problem.
IN Q=We're doing
((MAC JOHNSON/ROANOKE COLLEGE DEAN OF STUDENTS:WE'RE DOING A REVIEW THIS FALL
TO LOOK AT POLICIES, PARTY POLICIES...80-PERCENT OF OUR STUDENTS ARE
((LISA BLANKENSHIP/JUNIOR:IF YOU'RE WELL EDUCATED THEN YOU KNOW HOW MANY YOU
SHOULD HAVE OR WHAT YOU'TR LIMIT IS. YOU CAN'T NECESSARILY TELL A STUDENT, NO,
YOU CAN'T DRINK EVEN THOUGH IT IS ILLEGAL, BUT IT IS COLLEGE AND THAT'S WHAT
KIDS DO ON CAMPUSES A LOT.))
SUPER=01-Mac Johnson/Roanoke College Dean of Students; :00
SUPER=01-Lisa Blankenship/Roanoke College Junior; :19
OUT Q=campuses a lot.
Washington and Lee University says its taking an aggressive approach.
That includes having students teach their peers the risks involved in binge
School bus riders are feeling the effects of the population explosion in
One parent told News 7 his child had to stand in the aisle or sit on a
friend's lap because there were no seats left.
During the first week of school the number of riders was about average.
But school officials later realized those figures are misleading because
many parents were shuttling their children to and from school.
SOT 12.25.18 - 12.25.33
IN Q=Population fluctuates from
((TOM PARAMORE/BEDFORD CO. SCHOOLS TRANSPORTATION SUPERVISOR: POPULATION
FLUCTUATES FROM AREA TO ANOTHER AND WE MIGHT HAVE 10 KIDS ON THE ROAD LAST YEAR
AND THIS YEAR WE GO OUT AND WE PICK UP 20 AND WE WEREN'T PLANNING ON THE EXTRA
10. TEN CHILDREN ON A BUS CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE ESPECIALLY IF THE BUS WAS
NEAR CAPACITY AT THE END OF THE LAST SCHOOL YEAR.))
SUPER=01-Tom Paramore/Bedford Co. School Trans. Super.;
OUT Q=last school year.
School buses can legally carry no more than 64 elementary school students.
Bedford Schools says its aim is for no more than 50 riders because their
buses carry students from first through 12th grade.
School officials say they're planning to solve the problem in the next three
weeks by assigning students to specific buses, adjusting the routes and buying
The baseball diamond isn't being used tomorrow in Salem, but the field will
be hosting WALKERS... and it's all to benefit the American Heart Association.
(patrick ad lib)
STOCKS BUMP NEXT
If you've ever dreamed of running the bases at Salem Memorial, here's your
double boxes Jean/Patrick
Patrick Evans joins us from the stadium where tomorrow teams will walk the
bases to raise awareness and money for heart health.
SUPER=01-Vicki Longley/American Heart Assoc.;
double boxes Patrick/Robin
SUPER=330-Patchy Fog/Late/56-59/Mostly Sunny/Light Winds/80-82;
SUPER=331-Mostly Clear/Light Winds/55-60/Mostly Sunny/Wind NW-5/80-84;
SUPER=332-Clear Early/Patchy Fog Late/50-52/Mostly Sunny/Light Winds/74-78;
SUPER=333-Patchy Fog/Light Wind/50-55/Mostly Sunny/Wind NW-10/78-80;
SUPER=334-Dense Fog/Late/48-52/Clearing And/Pleasant/70-75;
health music under
In tonight's Two Minute TIcker-- Mike has qualifying results along with the
Friday Football Extra schedule.
Coming up on Health Check--
Madison Avenue makes note of the 10-percent of Americans who have major
We'll feature a modelling agency that represents only disabled models--
join us for a Times Square photo shoot.
Good Evening, I'm Keith Humphry... their husbands are the ones on the
ballot, but that's not keeping the wives of the three Democratic statewide
candidates off the campaign trail.
Megan Beyer, Susan Payne and Jef Dolan have been trekking across Virginia
today in a motor home driven by Don Beyer's father.
They made a stop in Lynchburg this afternoon to talk with students at
Linkhorne Elementary School.
The tour is wrapping up at this hour in Roanoke where the women will help
their husbands open campaign headquarters here.
double boxes Jean/Keith
We'll hear from both the husbands AND wives tonight at 6.
Taking the family on the road...thanks Keith.
AIDS is no longer the top killer of adults between the ages of 25 and 44.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports a 26-percent drop in
the rate of AIDS deaths among young to middle-age adults.
Accidents are the top killer now, and cancer is number three.
If you have much contact with today's young people-- you probably know that
BODY PIERCING has been all the rage.
SUPER=03-Bethesda, MD; :
But a warning-- there are health risks involved.
This doctor has seen plenty of bodypiercings gone wrong-- in cartilage
areas like the ears and nose.
IN Q=Anybody who has
((DR. GREGORY HEACOCK/DERMATOLOGIST: ANYBODY WHO HAS WORN EARRINGS DOWN HERE
IN THE TRADITIONAL LOCATION HAS HAD SOME EVENT WHERE IT GOT RED AND SORE AND
TOOK THE EARRING OUT AND WENT BACK TO NORMAL. AND PUT THE EARRING BACK IN.
YOU JUST DON'T HAVE THAT LUXURY IN THAT AREA WHERE THE CARTILAGE IS. IF YOU
GET THAT LITTLE IRRITATION IT CAN QUICKLY SPREAD TO BE A BAD INFECTION.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Gregory Heacock/Dermatologist; :
OUT Q=bad infection.
So, Dr. Heacock's advice to people thinking about getting cartilage
piercing is "Don't."
But advocates feel differently.
Both sides agree on the importance of cleaning a piercing every day with
alcohol and knowing your piercer's reputation.
If you haven't already noticed them in catalogs-- you will soon.
Models in wheelchairs and on crutches.
As Liz Mullen reports-- the disabled are making their mark in the modelling
IN Q=Chris Waddell
SUPER=03-New York; :10
SUPER=01-Liz Mullen/Reporting; :35
SUPER=01-Allison Pittman/Model; 1:03
SUPER=01-Chris Waddell/Model; 1:20 QUICK!!!
SUPER=01-Curtis Gunn/Agency Founder; 1:25
OUT Q=LM, CBS News. NY.
Chris Waddell is a model.. an Olympic skier and a paraplegic.
I'VE BEEN DISABLED NINE YEARS COME DECEMBER.
But thanks to a new modelling agency called `the shot', which represents 27
disabled models, Waddell can make money.. and a difference:
CHRIS WADDELL, MODEL:IT'S TRYING TO PORTRAY DISABLED PEOPLE IN THE WAY WE WANT
TO BE PORTRAYED. WE
WANT PEOPLE TO SEE BEYOND THE WHEELCHAIR, BEYOND THE PROSTHETIC LEG.. YOU HAVE
TO GET PAST THESE THINGS AND SEE THE PERSON AND I THINK THAT'S A BIG PART OF
WHAT THIS AGENCY REPRESENTS.
One out of every 6 americans has a major disability. so with roughly ten
percent of the market virtually untapped, it wasn't long before new york, the
advertising capitol of the country, caught on.
According to the census bureau, disabled americans have an annual spending
power of 700 billion dollars. with that in mind.. `the shot' was created last
It's the first modelling agency to work exclusively with disabled
models.. in targetting a segment of the population that's until now, been
forgotten by the advertising world.
ALLISON PITTMAN, MODEL: A LOT OF PEOPLE THINK THAT IF YOU HAVE A DISABILITY
THEN YOU CAN'T MODEL - YOU KNOW, MODELS ARE THE PERFECT LOOK. THERE'S DIFFERENT
VIEWS ON DISABILITIES NOW.. `THE SHOT' OPENS PEOPLE'S EYES."
CHRIS WADDELL, MODEL:WE'RE CHANGING SOME PERCEPTIONS OR AT LEAST WE'RE
CURTIS GUNN/AGENCY FOUNDER: IN MY DREAM, IN FIVE YEARS I WOULD LIKE TO SEE MY
MODELS IN A PHOTOGRAPH
WHERE YOU THE CONSUMER WOULD SEE THE PRODUCT FIRST, THE MODEL SECONDMAYBE
YOU'LL SEE THE DISABILITY THIRD."
In many of the pictures.. wheelchairs are rolled aside.. and prosthetic
legs covered up.. prompting some to wonder if these models are ashamed of their
disabilities. But Chris Waddell points out:
CHRIS WADDELL, MODEL: I DON'T FEEL LIKE I HAVE TO BE IN MY WHEELCHAIR IN ORDER
TO REPRESENT WHO I
AM. I NEED TO BE USING MY WHEELCHAIR IN ORDER TO GET FROM POINT A TO POINT B.
THERE IS A LITTLE MORE DEPTH TO THE PICTURE THAN JUST A PRETTY FACE.
Pretty faces.. who are showing us that being handicapped can be beautiful.
Liz Mullen, CBS News, New York.))
He's not the largest baby ever born--
SUPER=03-Stockton, CA; :
But one day old J-D- Schlesser is a big one.
The California baby weighed in at 13-pounds and two ounces.
He's 23 and a half inches long-- and already too big for his clothes.
IN Q=I have to take
((JAMI MOORE/MOTHER: I HAVE TO TAKE BACK ALL THE CLOTHES I HAVE ALREADY. HE'S
ALREADY PASSED THE 6-9 MONTHS CLOTHES, HE'S PASSED THE NEWBORN, HE'S PROBABLY
IN THE MEDIUMS.))
SUPER=01-Jami Moore/Mother; :
OUT Q=the mediums.
J-D- is a long way from the world record-- a 23 pound baby takes that
title from 1879.
Moving on to sports-- What's in store for week three of Friday Football
Here's the man in the middle of it all-- with not just football but some
racing too-- hi Mike.
GRAPHIC=TWO MINUTE TICKER
Greetings everybody and welcome to your weekend as we begin the Friday ticker
in Loudon, New Hampshire where the Winston Cup cars just wrapped up
qualifying for this weekend's CMT 300.
SUPER=03-Loudon, NH/Speedvision; :00
Bobby Hamilton in the STP Pontiac was the man to beat for most of the time
trials as held on tight to the pole.
But Ken Schrader in the Andy Petree prepared Chevy knocked Hamilton off the
top spot, as he grabbed the pole for the second straight time at this track.
Schrader won the pole here in July and finished 11th in that race.
Here's the top 25.
WIPE TO QUALIFYING
SUPER=107-1. Ken Schrader/129.182/2. Bobby Hamilton//3. Brett Bodine//4. Mike
SUPER=107-5. John Andretti//6. Ricky Craven//7. Rick Mast//8. Wally Dallenbach
//9. Lake Speed//10. Bill Elliott //;
SUPER=107-11. Kyle Petty//12. Bobby Labonte//13. Jeff Gordon//14. Geoff Bodine
//15. Darrell Waltrip//;
SUPER=107-16. Jimmy Spencer//17. Mark Martin//18. David Green//19. Dale
Jarrett//20. Johnny Benson//;
SUPER=107-21. Ted Musgrave//22. Michael Waltrip//23. Steve Grissom//24.
Derrike Cope//25. Hut Stricklin //;
SS=Hold New Hampshire
Dale Earnhardt was just 34th fastest today. He can try again tomorrow if he
Friday Football Extra takes pride each week in canvasing the coverage area to
bring you a wide variety of games from out part of the state.
Tonight our crews are on the road from South Boston, to Independence, to
Here's the week three rundown of games coming up tonight at 11:35.
IN Q=FIRST AUDIO
OUT Q=..LOGO COMES FULL."
The NFL teams are also set for week number three on their schedule.
The Redskins play their first game in the Jack Cooke Stadium on Sunday
against the Cardinals.
SUPER=03-Spartanburg, SC/Training Camp; :00
The Panthers play in San Diego this weekend against the Chargers and the team
may have quarterback Kerry Collins back in the saddle for the game.
Collins broke his jaw on August 9th in a preseason game, but coach Dom Capers
says his chances of starting are 50-50.
Doctors will make the final decision tomorrow.
SS=TWO MINUTE TICKER
Steve Mason will have your college notes coming up at six.
Have a safe weekend everybody.
take a break
Elton John's reworked hit song "Candle in the Wind", played at the funeral
of Princess Diana was released today in Paris.
SOT 597-38 26:21
IN Q=Goodbye England's rose
OUT Q=TORN APART
VO-NAT 10AM FEED AT 10:09:02ISH
The single known as "Goodbye England's Rose" is predicted to become the
fastest-selling hit single of all time.
The song is also expected to enter the charts at number one across the
All the profits are going to the Princess Diana memorial fund.