Straight ahead on News 7-
A man in his thirties dies- in a burning house in Raonoke.
They were laid off this past summer, Now workers at one area company are
back on the job.
Plus remembering John Denver- thousands come out to say Goodbye.
Looking at a cool, grey weekend with showers tosssed in as well. More on the
weather forecast in a moment.
A new development from an Atlanta reproductive clinic-- giving women some
Plus-- are Americans rebelling against the food police?
Some evidence that's just what's happening.
A Roanoke man dies in a house fire, despite desperate attempts to save him.
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Good evening I'm Jean Jadhon.
The fire began shortly before noon-- flames spreading quickly throughout the
home in Northeast Roanoke.
Neighbors say the Cline family lives in the house at 17-21 13th Street.
The fire destroyed most of the structure.
Firefighters say the victim found inside the home was in his 30's, but that's
all they know right now.
Witnesses say another man at the scene was battling the blaze, trying to save
IN Q=He started
((THOMAS THURMAN/WITNESS:HE STARTED FIGHTING THEM AND THEN HE CALLED ME DOWN TO
COME AND GET HIM AND HOLD HIM AND THE EMS GUY HELPED ME HOLD HIM DOWN ))
OUT Q=hold him down.
An investigation continues to determine how the fire started.
A local group opposing the merger of First Union and Signet banks says
it's not giving up, even after the Federal Reserve Board offered its approval.
The Roanoke Community Reinvestment Coalition says First Union Bank hasn't
met its obligation to low-income and minority neighborhoods.
Members say the acquisition of Signet Bank will only make matters worse.
A meeting with federal regulators was postponed today, but the coalition
says the federal reserve board ruling is not the final word on the merger.
IN Q=What we are looking for
SUPER=01-Martin Jeffrey/Community Reinvestment Coalition;
OUT Q=looking to do.
First Union officials have said they're proud of a community reinvestment
program that's invested billions of dollars in low-income and minority
Coalition representatives are scheduled to meet with bank executives on
Pittsylvania County shoemakers are back at work after losing their jobs in
Capps Shoe Company of Lynchburg is taking over the Craddock Terry plant
Capps will make military shoes--
The company has rehired 100 people who lost their jobs when Craddock-Terry
Plant workers seem pleased with the new management.
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((DAVEY LEE MOORE/PLANT WORKER: WE TALKED TO CAPPS, TOM CAPPS SO FAR, AND HE
SEEMS TO BE VERY BUSINESS-ORIENTED. HE SEEMS TO BE HIGHLY MOTIVATED IN WHAT
HE'S DOING AND THAT'S A GOOD SIGN.))
SUPER=01-Davey Lee Moore/Plant Worker;
OUT Q=that's a good sign
A county supervisor, who's seen this plant close three times, is banking on
IN Q=For this particular situation
((FRED INGRAM/COUNTY SUPERVISOR: FOR THIS PARTICULAR SITUATION THEY'RE GOING TO
COME INTO A PLANT THAT'S WELL ESTABLISHED. THEY'VE GOT A WELL-TRAINED WORK
FORCE AND THEY'VE GOT A GOOD WORK ETHIC. SO IT'S GOING TO WORK. IT'S GOING TO
SUPER=01-Fred Ingram/County Supervisor;
OUT Q=it's going to go
Capps is NOT rehiring employees who made women's shoes.
John Denver loved Colorado and nature-
so it's only fitting his memorial service was held in a church in the Colorado
Two thousand people lined up for a spot in the chapel and a chance to say
((WHEN HE WAS IN THE WILDLANDS, SOMETHING HAPPENED WITH HIM AND NATURE, IT WAS
JUST THAT MARRIAGE THAT COND THAT WAS SO EXPRESSED IN HIS MUSIC,, YOU COULD
FEEL IT. HE WAS LIKE A LITTLE BOY.))
OUT Q=LIKE A LITTLE BOY."
Denver's melodies about country and family filled the church-
John Denver died Sunday when his experimental plane crashed.
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More young women are expressing interest in joining the V-M-I Corps of
Cadets. That story is straight ahead on News 7 at Five.
and if you've ever wondered what it's like to be a police officer-- you
might consider enrolling in the Citizen Police Academy.
If the very thought of going to the dentist sends shivers down your spine,
we've got something that might interest you, coming up on Health Check.
Chamber music fans have the opportunity to enjoy a performance this weekend
And the musicians are sharing their talents with students as well. Patrick
Evans will be along with a preview.
The U-S threatened to stall Japanese ships in Harbors from Seattle to
but tonight word of a breakthrough that could prevent a trade war.
At issue- a longstanding dispute over shipping- and Japanese practices the
U-S says are unfair.
((JAPAN HAS PRACTICES IN PLACE THAT DON'T PERMIT CARRIERS OF THE UNITED STATES
THE SAME SORT OF ACTIVITIES AS ARE PERMITTED BY THE U.S. FOR JAPANESE CARRIERS.
SUPER=01-Howard Creed/Federal Maritime Commission;
OUT Q=for Japanese carriers."
Japan's ambassador says the two sides have resolved most of the
problems, but there are still details to work out.
U-S help is now reaching earthquake damaged Italy.
US military engineers based in Northern Italy arrived in (A-see-see).
They're setting up temporary housing for earthquake victims.
About 40 members from two units will help clear and grade land for
About 40-thousand people are homeless after a series of quakes struck Central
More than 2-thousand tremors have been felt in the region since the first
More than 100 high school students traveled to Lexington today to see what
it's like be a rat.
The Virginia Military Institute welcomed prospective students from across
the country for the first open house of the school year.
The visitors spend the night in the dorm with the cadets and are treated to
a half hour rat-line experience.
Eight women are among the prospective students.
Many of them are looking to a career in the military.
IN Q=I'VE REALLY TRIED TO
((LINDSAY MORAN/PROSPECTIVE STUDENT: I'VE REALLY TRIED TO KEEP UP WITH HOW THE
WOMEN ARE DOING AND I'VE HEARD THEY'RE REALLY HANGING IN THERE AND IT MAKES ME
PROUD THAT WOMEN CAN HANDLE IT.))
SUPER=01-Lindsay Moran/High School Student;
OUT Q=CAN HANDLE IT
31 women started in the school's first co-ed class.
Officials say four of those have dropped out while more than 20 men have
Some Montgomery County residents are experiencing what it's like on the
front line-- for the men and women who are sworn to serve and protect.
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./Last Night;
The residents have enrolled in the Montgomery County Citizens Police
Academy-- which gives them a first hand look at what it's like to work in law
The 13-week course teaches everything from firing a hand-gun to how the
court system operates.
For most-- the class has been a real eye-opener and way to dispel some of
the negative images associated with police officers.
IN Q=Oh, yeah
((DALE ASHWORTH/ELECTRICAL SALESMAN:OH, YEAH, I THINK MORE OF THE NOW, THEY'RE
NOT JUST DOUGHNUT EATERS. ))
SUPER=01-Dale Ashworth/Electrical Salesman; :00
OUT Q=doughnut eaters. (laughter)
The current class of students is about to "graduate".
The next course will be offered in January.
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Music and learning go hand in hand at Roanoke College this weekend...
(Patrick ad lib)
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Chamber Music will again be the focus this weekend at Roanoke College's Olin
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The college is playing host to the Chester String Quartet, which will not
only play, but teach as Patrick Evans explains.
SUPER=01-Benedict Goodfriend/Vivace Artistic Director;
SUPER=01-Thomas Rosenberg/Chester Quartet Cellist;
(Patrick ad libs live interview)
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There was a real-life lesson in international relations at one Roanoke
school today. We'll tell you all about it, a little later on News 7 at Five.
Plus, Mike Stevens will preview the big showdown in tonight's Friday Football
On Health Check-- maybe it's a form of rebellion--
As the food police keep on talking, many people have just stopped
IN Q=Big steaks are
((BIG STEAKS ARE BACK IN. WE HAVE AN 18 OZ STRIP STEAK HERE THAT'S SUPPOSED TO
BE FOR TWO, BUT WE HAVE PEOPLE COME IN AND EAT IT FOR ONE ALL THE TIME.))
OUT Q=all the time.
Good Evening, I'm Keith Humphry...
Here's a look at what you'll see tonight on News 7 at 6.
Four years ago the candidates for the 9th district delegate seat would not be
running against each other, because they belonged to the same party.
((MARY HARKINS:I SWITCHED PARTIES PRIMARLY BECAUSE I THINK THE DEMOCRATS HAVE A
BETTER GRASP OF WHAT OUR SCHOOLS NEED AND THAT'S MY TOP PRIORITY. I WANT ALL OF
THE CHIDREN IN OUR DITRICT TO HAVE THE SAME OPPORTUNITIES I'VE HAD. I WANT OUR
SCHOOLS TO BE THE BEST THEY CAN POSSIBLY BE))
SUPER=01-Mary Harkins/(D)-Candidate for Delegate;
OUT Q=possibly be
We'll hear from both Democrat Mary Harkins and Republican incumbent
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Allen Dudley tonight on News 7 at Six.
Will an accomplishment by an Atlanta reproductive clinic ultimately free
women from the constraints of their biological clocks?
A 39-year-old Georgia woman who had complications from early
menopause, gave birth to twin boys after being implanted with eggs
that had been frozen two years earlier.
Dr. Joe Massey, the woman's doctor, says the research is especially
significant for young women with cancer, who become sterile after chemotherapy.
IN Q=They'll be
((DR. JOE MASSEY/REPRODUCTIVE
BIOLOGY ASSOCIATES:THEY'LL BE ABLE TO HAVE THEIR OWN EGG HARVESTED AND SAVED
FOR THEM LATER IN THE EGG BANK. ALSO OLDER WOMEN WHO HAVE INFERTILITY, DON'T
HAVE OVARIAN FUNCTION AND NEED A DONOR EGG WILL HAVE A MORE RELIABLE AND EASY
SOURCE FOR EGGS THAN IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE. ))
OUT Q=currently available.
A handful of pregnancies from frozen eggs have already been documented
from Germany and Australia-- but it's believed it's the first time doctors in
this country have seen a woman implanted with frozen eggs give birth to
If you're one of those people who just dread going to the dentist-- so much
so perhaps you don't even go...take heart.
The shot of novacaine may be a thing of the past-- replaced by a new device,
the Denta Patch.
Here's how it works:
The dentists places the Denta Patch on the gum about seven minutes before
beginning to work on the teeth.
As the patch lies on the teeth,
the numbing agent is absorbed.
IN Q=If I don't go
(( IF I DON'T GO NOW IT'S BASICALLY DUE TO LAZINESS OR JUST NOT SCHEDULING AN
APPOINTMENT, NOT DUE TO THIS COLD SHUDDERING FEAR THAT I'VE HAD FOR OVER 20
OUT Q=over 20 years.
The patch's pain relief can last up to 45 minutes before a new one would
have to be applied-- plenty of time for most routine dental care.
We've been telling you recently about St. John's Wort, or Hypericum--- the
yellow-flowered plant that seems to cure the blues.
The government is now investing 4 million dollars to find out just how it
In just a year, St. John's Wort has gone from an almost unknown herb in
this country-- to racking up to 25 million dollars in sales.
IN Q=If there's
(( DR. JONATHAN DAVIDSON/DUKE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER: IF THERE'S THIS LEVEL
OF PUBLIC USE, THEN REALLY, I THINK IT WOULD BE IRRESPONSIBLE TO NOT LOOK AND
SEE IF THIS TREATMENT IS EFFECTIVE, AND ALSO IS IT SAFE?))
SUPER=01-Dr. Jonathan Davidson/Duke University Med. Center; :
OUT Q=is it safe?
Because St. John's Wort is sold as a nutritional supplement, it isn't
regulated by the F-D-A-- which has led to some concerns.
IN Q=Even if
((DR. STEVEN HYMAN/NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH: EVEN IF SOMETHING HAS A
NATURAL SOURCE, IT IT'S POTENT ENOUGH TO HAVE A BENEFIT, IT IS ALSO POTENT
ENOUGH TO DO HARM. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Steven Hyman/National Institute of Mental Health; :
OUT Q=to do harm.
But so far, European studies are providing some good evidence that the
treatment is safe and effective.
Time now for the final installment of the CBS series "Food, Glorious Food".
You've heard all the warnings-- fettucine alfredo is a heart attack on a
Chinese food is swimming in oil.
The food police have even taken the fun out of popcorn at the movies.
But lately, is seems many Americans are just tuning them out-- and turning
instead to the pleasure of eating.
There's a renewed popularity of cigars, martinis, and meat.
While it might make health professionals pretty quesy, social critics toast
the return of a healthy zest for life.
IN Q=We all know
((DAVID SHAW/AUTHOR, THE PLEASURE POLICE: WE ALL KNOW THAT MODERATION IS AN
ADMIRAL OBJECTIVE IN ALL THINGS, BUT INCLUDING MODERATION.))
SUPER=01-David Shaw/Author "The Pleasure Police"; :
OUT Q=including moderation
There's a theory that overstated food fears have robbed us of countless
IN Q=Do you go
((DAVID SHAW: DO YOU GO TO THE DODGER GAME WITH A BAG OF CARROT STICKS IN THIS
HAND AND A BAG OF CELERY STICKS IN THIS HAND AND A BOTTLE OF WATER IN THIS HAND
BECAUSE GOD FORBID THE NITRATES IN THE HOT DOG SHOULD TOUCH YOUR LIPS?))
OUT Q=touch your lips.
And to prove this new trend in thinking-- steakhouse traffic increased
almost 44-percent in the past three years.
In sports, there's a full menu for this week's Friday Football Extra...
...including a big Roanoke Valley District showdown between Pulaski and
William Fleming. Here's Mike with more.
The clock is ticking down toward the most action packed night of high school
football so far this season.
And the biggest game in the valley will take place at Victory Stadium where
unbeaten William Fleming hosts Pulaski County for first place in the Roanoke
Valley District and guess what the game is homecoming for the Colonels.
IN Q="We chose...
SUPER=01-George "Kila" Miller/Fleming Head Coach; :00
SUPER=01-Joel Hicks/Pulaski County Head Coach; :
OUT Q=......the challenge."
Kickoff tonight is 7-thirty.
Roy Stanley will have a live pregame report from the stadium at 6.
All of tonight's games are still on during week 8 of Friday Football Extra.
And there are some awesome matchups on tap this evening.
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OUT Q=LOGO COMES FULL. (FADE MUSIC)
wipe to score reminder
And coaches and athletic directors don't forget to call in your scores
tonight ASAP. The number is 1-888-777-WDBJ.
And finally, if you're a sportscard or sports memorabilia collector -
Greensboro is the place for you this weekend.
The Greensboro Coliseum is hosting its first ever Tuff Stuff Classic show
Besides having thousands and thousands of sports cards on display for sale or
trade, there also will be tons of Starting Lineup figures and other
collectibles from all sports.
The show also is featuring a number of celebrities who will be on hand for
Tonight a couple of future hall of famers Ozzie Smith and Art Monk will be at
Through the weekend you can catch the likes of Sparky Lyle and Harry Gant.
Steve Mason will have your college game day matchups at six.
I'll see you at 11;35 tonight.
Take care folks.
take a break
It's homecoming time at Roanoke Catholic School.
The school held its annual pep rally today.
And for two seniors in the crowd, it was their first homecoming ever.
They're exchange students from Roanoke's sister city, Opole (o-POH-lay),
It didn't take long for Andrew and Paul to get in the spirit of things.
And even though the rally got a little crazy at times ... Andrew said he
liked the idea of pumping up the football team before a big game.
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((ANDREW HOLUB/POLISH EXCHANGE STUDENT: IT ALL WAS, LIKE, FOR FOOTBALL PLAYERS,
PROBABLY, TO GIVE THEM THE SPIRIT OF FIGHT SO THEY FEEL BETTER.))
SUPER=01-Andrew Holub/Polish Exchange Student
OUT Q=THEY FEEL BETTER
The Polish students have been in Roanoke for a week.
Catholic School administrators say they want to complete the exchange by
sending Roanoke students to (o-POH-lay) Opole next year.