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Singer John Denver is killed in a plane crash-
((A POSITIVE IDENTIFICATION OF THE BODY HAS BEEN MADE BY THE SHERIFF'S
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The man accused of murdering a Vinton family goes on trial tomorrow.
Clouds should roll in pretty soon and there is a decent chance for showers
On Health Check-- a report for moms to be.
Do you need a labor doula?
We'll start by telling you just who they are....
Plus, women and food-- it's a complex, often love-hate relationship.
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IT IS WITH GREAT REGRET THAT I MUST ANNOUNCE THAT THE INTERNATIONALLY KNOWN
SINGER, COMPOSER AND ACTOR JOHN DENVER DIED AS A RESULT OF THE AIR PLANE CRASH
OFF THE CALIFORNIA COAST.))
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The Single engine plane crashed off of Monterey Bay-
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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
A positive identification has been made.
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The Coroner confirms IT WAS John Denver who was killed in the crash.
The plane was a fiberglass, experimental aircraft.
It was about 500 feet in the air- 100 yards offshore- when it went down.
((CAROLYN PEARL/WITNESS: WE WERE JUST WATCHING IT AND ALL OF A SUDDEN THERE
WAS A POP AND A POPPING SOUND AND IT WENT KIND OF UP A LITTLE BIT AND
ABSOLUTELY STRAIGHT DOWN NOT SPIRALING BUT JUST ABSOLUTELY STRAIGHT DOWN AND
THEN IT DISAPPEARED BEHIND THE ROCK.))
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Federal investigators are at the scene-
They say the plane splintered on impact.
John Denver was known for his uplifting songs about the simple things-
((SUNSHINE ON THE WATER LOOKS SO LOVELY.... ))
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John Denver was 53.
Paula Jones' sexual harrassment suit against the President is moving
Today depositions began-
Jones, her husband Steve and her mother spent the morning at the Little Rock
law office of the President's local attorney.
Jones says she did not give testimony today, but her turn is soon.
Jones alleges Clinton made sexual advances to her when he was Arkansas
governor in 1991 and she was a state worker.
The president denies her claims.
Thousands of miles from home, President Clinton is calling for free trade
around the world.
He told a crowd in Venezuela he plans to push Congress for more trade deals
with South America.
((FOR ALL THE PROGRESS WE HAVE MADE TOGETHER TO ADVANCE DEMOCRACY, FREE MARKETS
AND FULL CITIZENSHIP WE MUST ACKNOWLEDGE A GREAT CHALLENGER REMAINS TO MAKE
THESE FORCES WORK TO BENEFIT ALL OUR PEOPLE.))
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The United States and Venezuala signed new deals on drugs and energy.
It promises to be the most bizarre, complex, and maybe the longest... murder
case ever tried in Roanoke County.
The Commonwealth versus Earl Conrad Bramblett gets underway tomorrow.
Three years ago, Teresa Hodges was found strangled; the other three family
members shot in the head, and the house set on fire.
Bramblett became friendly with the hodges.
He practically LIVED at their home.
At one point Bramblett told police he was the last person to see Blaine,
Teresa and the girls alive.
More recently he said he was being framed by police.
It's all circumstantial evidence, but there's a lot of it.
After last-minute motions in the morning, the attorneys will begin to pick
a jury tomorrow afternoon.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Supporters of Off Track Betting are hoping to get voters on the bandwagon--
That story's next on NEWS-7 at FIVE.
And you've seen them on tv-- today the crash dummies took their message on
the road to Virginia Tech-- encouraging pedestrians to look both ways.
On Health Check-- we're always telling you about the hazards of cigarettes--
well, what about the BENEFITS of tobacco?
Researchers are looking into its role as a potential painkiller.
Also coming up-- Food to watch out for-- Patrick's trying to stay away from
it in the NEWS-7 kitchen.
A report on how you can too-- when we come back.
Supporters of off-track betting in Roanoke and Martinsville tried to
improve their odds today.
Referendums will be on the ballot in both cities next month.
Voters will decide whether they want an off track betting parlor like this
one in Richmond.
The president of Colonial Downs came to Roanoke today to make his case.
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((O.J. PETERSON/COLONIAL DOWNS PRESIDENT; WE NEED ONE IN THE WESTERN PART OF
THE STATE AT LEAST AND WE NEED ONE IN THE NORTHERN PART OF THE STATE. WE'RE
BUILDING ONE ON THE NORTH CAROLIA BORDER DOWN IN BRUNSWICK COUNTY, IN ALBERTA
VIRGINIA AND WE NEED TO PUT ONE OUT WEST HERE AND THAT'S WHY WE'RE TRYING BOTH
MARTINSVILLE AND ROANOKE, HOPING THAT AT LEAST ONE OF YOU CITIES WILL WANT US
TO COME HERE AND ENTERTAIN YOU.))
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So far there hasn't been any organized opposition to the betting parlor in
Track supporters say since the state lottery passed, Virginia residents may
be more comfortable with the idea of state-sanctioned gambling.
Some famous faces are helping spread the word about crossing the street
Crash Test Dummies Vince and Larry were in Blacksburg today- They're
promoting pedestrian safety on the Virginia Tech campus.
The movement was sparked by reports of accidents on campus.
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((TED BOYCE/PROJECT ORGANIZER:SINCE JANUARY OF THIS YEAR THERE HAVE BEEN 14
PEDESTRIANS THAT HAVE BEEN STRUCK AND ALSO 11 BICYCLISTS))
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Students are signing up for a committment to follow the rules, and possibly
((ALEX ROUNTREE:YAY, AND YOU GET A DIAMOND RING AND A USED CAR, STUFF LIKE THAT
SO YOU KNOW))
SUPER=01-Alex Rountree/Tech Sophomore
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At the end of the four week pledge period, names will be selected to win a
trip to the Bahamas.
Organizers say everyone who makes the safety committment ends up with a
Two Montgomery County elementary schools are receiving high marks on the
This afternoon, Lynda Johnson Robb presented a check to Bethel Elementary
from the National Home Library Foundation.
The school applied for the money so it could buy books to educate students
about other religions and cultures.
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((LYNDA JOHNSON ROBB:I WAS VERY IMPRESSED WITH THAT. AND, SO, AND THE OTHER
MEMBERS OF THE BOARD WERE ALSO, SO WE'RE PLEASED TO BE ABLE TO COME HERE AND
PRESENT THIS CHECK FOR SEVEN THOUSAND DOLLARS. ))
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Top honors also go out to Riner Elementary School.
It was recently selected as a "Blue Ribbon" school for its parent-teacher
involvement, technological opportunities and increased test scores.
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Super-sized fries and monster burgers-- do these things catch up with you?
(PATRICK AD LIB)
STOCKS BUMP NEXT
Despite a world full of fat-free and low-fat foods, more Americans are
overweight than ever before.
DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Today Patrick Evans teams up once again with the Lewis Gale Health
Management Center to show us some of the dangers lurking on menus everywhere,
and how to watch out for them.
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DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN
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Are the Virginia Cavaliers back on track after two straight A-C-C wins?
Mike has a report in tonight's Ticker.
Plus-- if you or someone you love is pregnant, this might be your idea of a
On Health Check-- the role of the DOULA-- a mother's helper throughout
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((ANGELA KINZIE/CHILDBIRTH EDUCATOR: THEY TEND TO FEEL MORE POSITIVELY ABOUT
THEIR BABIES AFTER THE BIRTH, THEY DO HAVE HAPPIER BIRTHDAY MEMORIES FOR THE
YEARS THAT FOLLOW ))
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Good Afternoon, I'm Keith Humphry, here's a look at what else you'll see
tonight on News7 at Six.
We'll visit Danville where Jewish children are decorating a sukkah -- to
celebrate the harvest festival, Sukkot (soo-coat).
Many families will eat their meals this week under the stars in this
shelter, to remember Jews who wandered through the wilderness.
There aren't many Jewish kids in Southside.
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((JOANN HOWARD/MOTHER: OFTEN TIMES THE CHILDREN MIGHT BE PICKED ON OR LAUGHED
AT. OTHER TIMES, SOME CHILDREN WANT TO KNOW MORE. ))
OUT Q=want to know more
What's it like to be Jewish in a small southern community?
double boxes Jean/Keith
Tina Tenret fills us in tonight on News7 at Six.
Nicotine, which is, as you know, an important part of cigarettes-- can
actually be therapeutic..in the right circumstance.
University of Texas researchers are develping a new painkiller.
The scientists became excited about new analgesics after they synthesized
the venom of a poisonous Ecuadoran frog.
The substance is 200 times more potent than morphine.
The majority of nicotine research focuses on mouth pain-- the sort you
experience when you visit the dentist.
Tooth pulp nerves are some of the most sensitive.
Carilion Health System has a new program for moms to be....this one draws
on a centuries-old tradition.
Maternity patients at Roanoke's Community Hospital will soon have access to
what are known as labor doulas.
These women are all learning the art and craft of being a doula-- they'll
receive national certification.
They are not midwives-- they don't provide medical care, but rather, they
assist a woman in labor, helping them relax.
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((IT'S AN AGE-OLD CONCEPT BUT WE'RE ENHANCING IT BY TEACHING THE SKILLS THAT
CAN REALLY MAKE LABOR MORE OF A POSITIVE EVENT-- SO IT'S VERY MUCH A PLUS-PLUS,
WIN WIN SITUATION. MOST WOMEN IN LABOR WANT SOMEONE FAMILIAR WITH THEM AND THE
DOULAS PROVIDE THAT. WHILE THEY DON'T TAKE THE PLACE OF A NURSE, OR A HUSBAND
OR PARTNER- WHAT WE'RE SEEING IS THAT IT PULLS THAT PERSON IN, BECAUSE THEY ARE
MUCH MORE COMFORTABLE, THEY DON'T BARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF DOING ALL THE
THINGS FOR THIS WOMAN, THEY CAN ENJOY THIS AS A PART OF FEELING THE BIRTH
EXPERIENCE AS WELL. ))
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Studies have shown that doulas in the delivery room bring a reduction in the
length of labor, and the chance of undergoing a cesarean section.
Women who've used doulas also report less painful birth and labor-- as well
as decreased postpartum depression.
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((ANGELA KINZIE/CHILD-BIRTH EDUCATOR: IT'S GIVING THEM THAT FEELING OF
ENCOURAGEMENT, THE CAN-DO ATTITUDE THAT FALTERS AS THE GOING GETS TOUGH. GIVING
THEM THE FEELING THAT THEY'RE EMPOWERED TO MAKE GOOD DECISIONS DURING LABOR,
THAT THEY DO STILL HAVE CONTROL ))
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The program should be up and running after January, at Community Hospital.
Some doulas donate their services-- others do require a set payment-- and
they'll stay with you through the duration of your labor.
This week CBS News is devoting the week to a series of reports-- on Food,
Today-- the complex relationship between women and food.
One psychotherapist, the co-author of the book "When Women Stop Hating
Their Bodies" is calling for women to quit obsessing.
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((CAROL MUNTER/PSYCHOTHERAPIST: MAKE A PROMISE TO YOURSELF, AS SCARY AS IT IS,
I'M GIVING IT UP. THEN DO WHAT'S RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOUR NOSE.
YOU START FEEDING YOURSELF THE WAY YOU WOULD FEED AN INFANT. ON DEMAND, YOU
START FIGURING OUT WHEN AM I HUNGRY, WHAT DOES MY BODY CRAVE, AND YOU START
LEARNING HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH. YOU DON'T NEED ANYBODY ELSE TO TELL YOU WHAT TO
EAT, WHEN TO EAT IT, OR HOW MUCH TO EAT. ))
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Munter says women have been dieting for so long, this has turned into a
nation of food junkies-- a tradition passed from mother to daughter.
Statistics have found that 50-percent of all eight and nine year old girls
have already embarked on their first diet.
At age ten, 80-percent say the don't like their bodies.
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((DEBRA WATERHOUSE/NUTRITIONIST: IF WE WON'T STOP DIETING FOR OURSELVES, WE
HAVE TO DO IT FOR THIS NEXT GENERATION OF WOMEN COMING UP TO FREE THEM FROM
THESE OBSESSIONS. THINK ABOUT HOW MUCH ENERGY AND TIME AND BRAIN SPACE WE'VE
WASTED ON ALL THIS, INSTEAD OF TRYING ANOTHER DIET, TRY THE NON-DIETING
APPROACH INSTEAD. EXERCISE, BYPASS THAT BATHROOM SCALE,. EACH LITTLE CHANGE
THAT YOU MAKE IS GOING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE. EVEN THE NEXT MEAL THAT YOU EAT.
DECIDE I'M NOT GOING TO FEEL GUILTY, I'M NOT GOING TO FEEL BADLY ABOUT MYSELF,
I'LL EAT WHAT I WANT. ))
SUPER=01-Debra Waterhouse/Nutritionist; :
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The Wahoos won a huge game on the road at Clemson over the weekend.
Mike Stevens has a status update on the team-- and what's next for U-V-A.
Welcome everybody to the Monday ticker that is on the road today in
The Virginia Cavaliers meet Duke this Saturday at Scott Stadium in the 49th
meeting between the two teams.
Steve Mason has an update on the Cavs, who'se condition has improved
dramatically in the past two weeks.
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Week number seven in the NFL produced a memorable hit last night in
Steelers' quarterback Kordell Stewart was scrambling near the end of the
first half, when the Colts Quentin Coryatt put the hat on him and sent him out
of the game with a mild concussion.
Stewart should be ready to play next week against the Bengals.
SUPER=03-Raljon, MD/Last Night;
And don't look now but Deion Sanders was playing quarterback last night as
the Cowboys went through a light workout at Jack Kent Cooke Stadium.
Highly unlikely he'll get the chance to throw anything tonight.
More on tonight's big Cowboys - Redskins showdown coming up at six.
Have a good night everybody.
take a break
Finally tonight, trendy Miami Beach has a new tourist attraction.
A 172-foot freighter is beached on the shoreline--
The "Fiddle Express" broke anchor this morning and drifed onto the beach.
It's sitting next to a number of hotels.
The ship's crew is staying on board to help refloat the boat.
Meanwhile, the U-S Coast Guard gave the ship's owner orders to come up
with a salvage plan to refloat the ship by tonight.
There were no leaks or cargo aboard the vessel.
No one was injured.