A marine jet crashes in Ohio- just shy of an interstate busy with traffic.
A head on collision in Pittsylvania county-
And could some high school sports be cut at Roanoke city schools?
The clouds are really rolling in and we are in for something unsual. Several
days of rain. The soggy details ahead.
On Health Check-- despite increased educational efforts--
many sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise-- especially among young
A North Carolina Marine jet crashed and burned this afternoon near an Ohio
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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
The pilot was able to eject safely and no one on the ground was hurt.
SUPER=03-Near Dayton, OH;
It was a close call though- the plane went down about 50 yards from an
Witnesses say the plane's engines were on fire.
A truck driver says he saw the plane nose-dive and explode into a ball of
flames- Small parts are now scattered everywhere.
((WHAT YOU SEE IS MAINLY WHAT THERE IS OUT THERE OTHER THAN SOME PARTS WE'VE
HAD TO BE OUT JMARKING NOW FOR THE ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION BOARD. ))
OUT Q=INVESTIGATION BOARD.
The crash site is just northeast of Wright-Patterson Air Force base.
About 20 of the jets -- which can take off and land vertically --have crashed
in the last four years.
Police say the teens involved in the Mississippi school schootings were part
of a devil worshipping cult.
Tonight two of the teens are slapped with new charges.
Police say Grant Boyette was the leader of the satanic group-
He's now charged as an accessory SUPER=03-Pearl, MS/Last Week;
before the murders.
So is another teen- Justin Sledge.
They're also charged with murder conspiracy.
Friends say Boyette worshipped the devil.
((HE'S PRAYED TO SATAN FOR POWER AND INFLUENCE AND MONEY.))
OUT Q=AND MONEY.
Police say the alleged hitman was 16 year old Luke Woodham.
Proscutors say there's evidence he was heavily involved in the cult known as
His attorney calls it fabrication.
((LESLEY ROUSSELL/ATTORNEY: HE HAD NO INVOLVEMENT PERIOD. REPORTER? AND NEVER
HAS? NEVER HAS.))
SUPER=01-Lesley Roussell/Woodham's Attorney;
OUT Q=never has. (double out.)
Woodham is charged with murdering two students and his mother two weeks
Blacksburg's police chief wrapped up his internal investigation involving
Chief Bill Brown says his officer acted reasonably when he fired at a plain
clothes officer during a murder investigation in late August.
The bullet did not hit the officer.
The officers were searching for suspects after a man was murdered on the
dance floor at Arnold's restaurant.
Brown says the plain clothes officer pointed his weapon in the direction of
the uniformed officer who fired his gun.
The officers' names are not being released.
A Danville man was killed in a head-on collision with a milk truck this
Authorities say Harry Lilly was driving south on Mount Cross Road--
He swerved into the oncoming lane at about 4:30 a-m.
The car hit a milk truck, driven by 35-year-old Timothy Hearp.
He was treated and released from the hospital.
It took Rescue workers about two hours prying Lilly's car open.
Lilly was flown to the Duke University Hospital-- he died this afternoon.
The Roanoke city school board is looking at possible cutbacks in the
athletic departments at its two high schools.
Both William Fleming and Patrick Henry High Schools are enjoying winning
But low attendance at games is contributing to a deficit of 84- thousand
Roanoke school superintendent Wayne Harris suggests cutting some Junior
Varsity or non-revenue- producing teams is one way to save money.
That's not scoring points with some community leaders.
IN Q=We feel
((JEFF ARTIS/SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE: WE FEEL THAT THE
SUPERINTENDENT HAS THE RESPONSIBILITY TO BE RECEPTIVE OF THE NEEDS OF ALL OF
THE CHILDREN IN ROANOKE, NOT JUST THE PEOPLE WHO HAPPEN TO LIVE BEHIND ROANOKE
MEMORIAL HOSPITAL. ))
((NELSON HARRIS/ROANOKE CITY COUNCILMAN: THE SUPERINTENDENT HAS NOT
RECOMMENDED THE ELIMINATION OF ATHLETIC TEAMS. HE SIMPLY PRESENTED THAT AS A
PART OF A REPORT THAT THE BOARD REQUESTED, WHEREIN HE HAD TO LIST ALL OF THE
OPTIONS THAT WERE GIVEN TO THE BOARD. ))
SUPER=01-Jeff Artis/Southern Christian Leadership Conf.; :00
SUPER=01-Nelson Harris/Roanoke City Councilman; :11
OUT Q=to the board
Superintendent Harris could NOT be reached for comment today.
The school board has not made a final decision regarding the deficit.
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Don Beyer talks about the need for communities to know if a sex offender is
living in your neighborhood-- that story is next on NEWS-7 at FIVE..
And the national D-Day Memorial gets a huge donation and a big name to keep
the project moving right along.
This is Brown Lung Awareness Week in Virginia-- a disorder that usually
effects textile mill workers.
That story-- plus, if you're a fan of french fries-- we've got a report for
you...coming right up on Health Check.
Patrick is checking out the leaves--along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
He'll fill us in on where to go to check out peak week--stay tuned.
Residents of Botetourt County have been notifying their neighbors about a
convicted sex offender living in their community.
Today, Don Beyer said the state should be doing that job.
The Democratic candidate for Governor spoke to members of the Roanoke
Regional Chamber of Commerce this afternoon.
Beyer referred to the Botetourt County case, and said communities should
be informed when sex offenders are living in their neighborhoods.
IN Q=I agree with the sheriff
((LT. GOV. DON BEYER/D- CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: I AGREE WITH THE SHERIFF. I
THINK WE NEED TO HAVE COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION FOR TRULY DANGEROUS SEXUAL
PREDATORS AND WE NEED TO DO IT NEXT YEAR.))
OUT Q=do it next year.
Republican Jim Gilmore spoke to the Chamber of Commerce earlier this
Today he was campaigning in eastern Virginia, and preparing for a
statewide tour with Senator John Warner and Governor George Allen early next
They call themselves "The Forgotten Ones."
Retirees of Westvaco's Covington paper mill took their protest on the road
to the corporate headquarters in Richmond today.
It's the latest stop in a campaign to adjust their pensions to account for
IN Q=Our complaint
((CLARENCE FARMER/WESTVACO RETIREE: OUR COMPLAINT IS THAT THE PENSION
DISPARITY HAS GROWN COMPLETELY OUT OF PROPORTION. IT'S OUTRAGEOUS NOW. IT'S
BEEN OVER 20 YEARS SINCE THERE'S BEEN AN ADJUSTMENT MADE TO THE OLDER RETIREES.
THE DISPARITY IS UP TO ABOUT ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS DIFFERENCE IN A MONTH NOW.))
SUPER=01-Clarence Farmer/Westvaco Retiree;
OUT Q=month now.
Today's protesters ranged in age from 65 to 92.
A Westvaco spokesman says there are NO plans to change the pensions.
But he says the company is having "an informal dialogue" with the retirees.
Hundreds of African Americans across the country are taking the day off of
work to fast and reflect on this second anniversary of the Million Man March...
Nation of Islam Leader Louis Farrkhan says more than 100 cities have held
events marking the day.
IN Q=G-d intends
SUPER=01-Louis Farrakhan/Nation of Islam;
OUT Q=SOLD AS SLAVES
The minister organized the million man march in 1995.
groovy music under
The leaves are slowly changing-- and in Southwest and Central Virginia there
are many views that are spectacular.
(PATRICK AD LIB)
STOCKS BUMP NEXT
Fall leaf color is usually the hot topic as we near the end of October, and
the impact on tourism in our area is great.
DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Patrick Evans comes to us today from the Blue Ridge Parkway, a great place
to view fall foliage, and a good place to find Rangers with some tips to view
the leaves at their peak.
SUPER=01-Peter Givens/U.S. Forestry Service;
(ROLL OVER INTERVIEW)
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College Basketball is right around the corner-- Roy has a wrapup of U-V-A's
mens and womens pre-season media today in tonight's Ticker.
On Health Check-- a startling fact just out in the New England Journal of
One in five Americans now has genital herpes-- an increase of 30-percent
IN Q=People should
((PEOPLE SHOULD NOT HAVE SEX WITH SOMEONE WHOSE TOOTHBRUSH THEY WOULND'T USE.))
RUNS=:03 quick out!!!
OUT Q=they wouldn't use.
Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
There's more NEWS-7 at FIVE in a moment-- but first-- here's a look ahead to
News 7 at 6.
He's a career politician-- his opponent desribes himself as an average,
The candidates for the 14th district house of delegates are on opposite ends
of just about every issue.
As the campaign heads into the final stretch, Dick Cranwell and Al Bedrosian
speak out on a very controversial topic.
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We'll hear from both sides in about 40 minutes on news 7 at 6.
Election Day is less than three weeks away-- thanks Keith
Governor George Allen has proclaimed this week Brown Lung Awareness Week.
It's a disorder that usually effects textile mill workers who inhale cotton
Danville's Brown Lung Association has 22 members-- disease victims and
Preston Dickerson suffers from Brown Lung-- he worked in Danville mills for
IN Q=Some days I worked
((PRESTON DICKERSON: SOME DAYS I WORKED I HAD TO GO OUT AND GET SOMETHING TO
OPEN UP MY BRONCHIAL TUBE BEFORE I COULD MAKE THE WHOLE EIGHT HOURS. IT WAS
STOPPING ME UP EVERY DAY I WORKED THERE.))
OUT Q=I worked there
Alice Adkins' husband died of Brown Lung-- she says mill employees need to
be better informed and compensated for their suffering.
IN Q=Most of them
((ALICE ADKINS/BROWN LUNG ASSOC. VICE PRESIDENT: MOST OF THEM ARE ON OXYGEN,
YOU KNOW, AND HAVE THESE INHALERS. THE MEDICINE'S REAL EXPENSIVE. IT'S REALLY
CAUSING HARDSHIP BUT THEY CAN'T GET WORKMAN'S COMP.))
SUPER=01-Alice Adkins/Brown Lung Association Vice Pres.;
OUT Q=can't get workman's comp
The Danville Brown Lung Association meets later this evening at 6:30.
A stunning statistic-- one in five Americans over the age of 12-- that is
some 45 million people-- have the sexually transmitted disease genital herpes.
The herpes virus causes painful blisters and ulcers-- it's transmitted from
person to person by physical contact.
It can effect the mouth or the genitals.
This morning's New England Journal of Medicine reports the prevalence of
genital herpes has increased 30-percent since the late 1970's--
It's increased the most in white teens, where it's gone up five-fold in
kids over the age of 12.
More women than men are effected by genital herpes
IN Q=And so
((DR. BERNADINE HEALY/OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF MEDICINE" AND SO
TRAGICALLY THE CONSEQUENCES TO WOMEN ARE MUCH GREATER-- WOMEN HAVE CHRONIC
PELVIC PAIN AS A RESULT. THEY GET INFERTILITY, CERVICAL CANCER,
THEY GET TUBAL PREGNANCIES, AND IF THEY ARE INFECTED, WHEN THEY HAVE A BABY,
THEY CAN PASS THIS OFF TO THEIR OFFSPRING. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Bernadine Healy/Ohio State Univ. College of Med.; :
OUT Q=to their offspring.
Genital herpes can also give the AIDS virus an easy way to get into the
A warning if you use the popular pain killer acetaminophen.
The latest research finds people who take too much of it can get liver
damage-- especially if they're alcholics..
Warnings about dosage limits already appear on "Tylenol" and other products
But the study's author says people don't have a healthy respect for the
The report is published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
GRAPHIC=over the counter
Americans may be going too far when it comes to treating illnesses with
over the counter medications.
A survey conducted for the American Pharmaceutical Association and
"Prevention" magazine shows many people admit they sometimes mis-use over the
12-hundred adults were interviewed for the survey.
33-percent admitted they had taken more than the recommended amount of a
35-percent feared their self-treatment could mask a more serious condition
needing a doctor's attention.
Today, as the series, "Food, Glorious Food" continues..
our focus is on French Fries-- the national side dish that can set you back
about 400 calories....though the high calorie count hasn't curbed our
IN Q=There is something
((ELIZABETH ROZIN/FOOD HISTORIAN: THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT FRIED STARCH THAT IS
EXCEEDINGLY ATTRACTIVE TO ALL HUMANS EVERYWHERE. ))
OUT Q=all humans everywhere.
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More than seven billion pounds of frozen french fries were produced in this
country last year.
McDonalds now sells about eight million pounds of fries a day worldwide--
using seven percent of this country's potato crop.
And it's more than the taste that keeps the orders coming-- they seem to
fulfill a physiological craving.
IN Q=I try to
((I TRY TO CUT DOWN, NO MORE THAN MAYBE 3, 4, 5 TIMES A WEEK. IT USED TO BE
THAT COMBINATION OF SALT AND FAT IS JUST UNBELIEVABLE. ))
Some Redskins are on the mend this week-- but the team must play on...
We'll hear fom the signal caller in tonight's Ticker-- along with some
Wahoos basketball...hi Mike.
Welcome folks to the first Fall-like ticker of the season.
The temperatures are dropping and so are the Redskins thanks to injuries.
They play the Oilers this week, and gus Frerotte says the team is making some
changes to the passing game for their trip to Tennessee.
IN Q="I don't...
((GUS FREROTTE/REDSKINS QUARTERBACK:))
SUPER=01-Gus Frerotte/Redskins Quarterbackh; :00
OUT Q=...THE PASSING GAME."
The Virginia Cavaliers have some work to do this season on the hardwoods.
And Roy Stanley says that work will involve the entire team.
He checks in tonight from Charlottesville.
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SUPER=03-Winston-Salem, NC/January 15; :00
SUPER=01-Jeff Jones/Virginia Head Coach; :17
SUPER=01-Curtis Staples/Virginia Guard; :45
OUT Q=.....news 7 sports."
News concerning the Roanoke Rush and Lance Armstrong all coming up at six.
Have a safe night everybody.
take a break
The creator of the comic-strip version of the World War One Flying Ace has
donated ONE-million dollars to the D-Day Memorial in Bedford.
In addition to putting up his own money, Cartoonist Charles Schulz will
lend his name to the fund-raising campaign.
About half of the 8-million dollars needed to build the monument and
education center has been raised.
The foundation announced plans for a November ground-breaking.
The initial site preparation work will be done by Lynchburg contractor
Counts and Dobyns.
The memorial is supposed to be dedicated on June 6, 1999- -the 55th
anniversary of the Normandy invasion.