Next on News 7-
U-S troops are in standby in the Persian Gulf as the tensions with Iraq rise.
Did music lyrics cause a teen to commit suicide. We'll hear from his father.
And tires everywhere at one site.
Now Roanoke county wants them moved out.
Showers moving in now with more on the way for the next two days. Details in
just a few minutes.
TOnight on Health CHeck-- a variety of reports-- including food poisoning
linked to a church dinner.
And the National Institutes of Health wages a premptive strike against
what's been dubbed the "the silent killer"...high blood pressure.
((HOPEFULLY THE MESSAGE WILL BE LOUD AND CLEAR AND THAT SADDAM HUSSEIN WILL
ABIDE BY IT.))
OUT Q=will abide by it."
As tensions escalate with Iraq- U-S forces in the Persian Gulf are on
standby to intervene if necessary.
Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
The MESSAGE to Iraq- cooperate with U.N. weapons inspectors including
Americans who are there to do a job.
But so far two days of talks between a U-N envoy and Iraquis have not
brought any cooperation.
((THE IDEA OF GETTING AMERICANS OUT MAY JUST BE A ROUSE. IT MAY BE THERE'S
SOMETHING THEY'RE COVERING UP.))
OUT Q=THEY'RE COVERING UP."
SUPER=03-College Station, TX;
At the opening of the George Bush presidential library- questions about the
Gulf War were thrown at the former president.
((GEORGE BUSH/FORMER PRESIDENT: I HAVE NO REGRETS. THE MILITARY SAID WE'VE
ACCOMPLISHED OUR MISSION WE ENDED THE WAR. WE DID THE RIGHT THING AND HISTORY
WILL SAY WE DID.))
SUPER=01-George Bush/Former President;
OUT Q=will say we did."
The U-N envoy to Iraq will head home tomorrow.
One father says music can kill-
He told a senate hearing his 15 year old son's suicide was prompted by the
music he listened to- specifically a song by the rock group Marilyn Manson.
((RAYMOND KUNTZ/FATHER: THEY SAY THIS SONG IS WHAT HE ALWAYS LISTENED TO
WHENEVER THEY CAME OVER AND THE LYRICS TO THAT SONG READ AS AN UNEQUIVOLCAALY
DIRECT ORDER TO TAKE ONE'S OWN LIFE.))
SUPER=01-Raymond Kuntz/Father of Suicide Victim; 00
OUT Q=TAKE ONE'S OWN LIFE."
A record industry spokeswoman says parents should monitor what their kids
are listening to.
Pittsylvania County firefighters are still in shock after a fellow
firefighter was killed on the way to battle a blaze.
30-year old Sam Bradner died after the firetruck rolled over on him.
He was taking water to a fire when the truck veered around this curve -- and
IN Q=We were all devastated
((PAUL TUCKER/FIREFIGHTER: WE WERE ALL DEVASTATED. THIS IS SOMETHING WE NEVER
EXPECTED. IT'S A TERRIBLE THING AND IT'S NOT ONLY AFFECTING US. IT'S
AFFECTING ALL OUU BROTHERS AND SISTER FIRE DEPARTMENTS AROUND US. WE'RE LIKE A
OUT Q=like a family
Bradner's collegues say he was dedicated and hard working.
This was the first death for the department.
Firefighters are learning from the tragedy-- saying they'll respond more
carefully to emergencies.
IN Q=We've got to pick up
((KENNETH HUDSON/CHIEF: WE'VE GOT TO PICK UP AND KEEP GOING. SAM, HE WOULD
HAVE WANTED US TO DO THAT. HE WOULD NOT HAVE WANTED US TO LAY DOWN AND DIE.))
OUT Q=lay down and die
Bradner had a five year old son and planned to get married later this month.
A counselor is scheduled to talk with the crew and the community tonight.
For nearly three decades, a Roanoke County man has been collecting tires on
In fact it is the second largest tire dump in Virginia.
County officials say it's an environmental hazard.
The tire dump is near many subdivisions in Southwest Roanoke County.
About three- million tires are sitting in the dump and the county says
someone needs to get rid of them.
The owner of the dump says it may be time for him to give in and move on.
IN Q=The county's
((ED KEELING:THE COUNTY'S BEEN FIGHTING US NOW AND DOING US WRONG FOR YEARS))
OUT Q=for years
If Roanoke County takes the land over, citizens may have to pay the clean up
IN Q=If your looking
((PAUL MAHONEY/COUNTY ATTORNEY:IF YOU'RE LOOKING AT THREE MILLION TIRES AND
YOU'RE LOOKING AT THE VERY ROUGH, STEEP TERRAIN ON MR KEELING'S PROPERTY THE
ESTIMATE WOULD PROBABLY BE CLOSER TO SIX MILLION))
SUPER=01-Paul Mahoney/Roanoke Co. Attorney;
OUT Q=six million
Keeling says he IS selling the land and the tires--
He would not release who the buyer is, but says its a large rubber
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Colonial Downs not only lost at the polls but the horse racing track lost
on Wall Street too-
And a little later on NEWS-7 at FIVE... a Botetourt County Pipe manufacturer
goes global-- showing off its products to Chinese businessmen.
Also coming up--- Roy takes a preseason look at ODAC basketball... stick
around for the Two Minute Ticker.
Stock prices for Virginia's only parimutuel horse racing track plunged after
voters said NO Tuesday to new off-track betting parlors.
Colonial Downs' stock closed at five-and-an eighth yesterday on the NASDAQ
That's down 30-percent from its value on election day.
Voters in Martinsville, Roanoke, and Fredericksburg sent off-track betting
parlor referenda down in flames Tuesday.
Much of the track's income comes from existing OTB parlors in Richmond and
Chesapeake because the track is only open a few weeks a year.
Cox Communications announced its changing channels to the second phase of
its Cable Theft program.
It is designed to crack down on residents who are getting cable services
Cox hopes the program will also clear up confusion about companies that may
be selling illegal cable equipment.
SOT 13.11.39 - 13.11.51
IN Q=There are outlets
((SHARRON DAVIES/COX COMMUNICATIONS: THERE ARE OUTLETS THAT ARE OUT THERE
HOWEVER, WHETHER THEY ARE INDIVIDUALS OR IN MAGAZINES ADVERTISEMENTS THAT LOOK
PERFECTLY LEGAL THAT ARE SELLING ILLEGAL EQUIPMENT TO CUSTOMERS, AND THAT'S
WHAT WE REALLY WANT TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC ABOUT.))
SUPER=01-Sharron Davies/Cox Communications;
OUT Q=the public about.
Cox says it's auditing homes with cable to make sure customers are legally
So far, the cable company says it's uncovered more than 400 illegal
Its giving offenders until the end of the year to turn in illegal equipment
before facing any legal action.
They bought three million dollars of Botetourt-County pipe...
And today they were in town to check out their investment.
Chinese engineers toured Connex Pipe Systems this afternoon.
They're using Connex pipe to build a power plant in the Chinese province
Eighty-percent of the work Connex does is with international companies.
But it's not everyday that the customers get to see what they're buying up
IN Q=I THINK THEY'RE GETTING
((BOB BELDYK/CONNEX VICE PRESIDENT: I THINK THEY'RE GETTING A GOOD APPRECIATION
OF OUR CAPABILITIES HERE AT CONNEX, AND I THINK THEY'RE GETTING A GOOD
APPRECIATION OF THE WORK ETHIC HERE, WITH THE PEOPLE IN THE AREA.))
SUPER=01-Bob Beldyk/Connex Vice President
OUT Q=people in the area.
Connex was only one stop on the engineers' tour.
They also visited General Electric.
Both companies are supplying products for the power plant being built on the
groovy music under
There's more than baklavah to be eaten at a Holiday in Athens...and you'll
want to bring your appetite.
(Patrick ad lib)
STOCKS BUMP NEXT
How about a trip to the Greek Isles, and you won't even need your passport.
DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Patrick Evans takes us to out for a taste of authentic Greek cuisine at the
Roanoke Greek Orthodox church.
SUPER=01-Rev. George Chioros/Pastor;
DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN
SUPER=332-Occasional/Showers/37-39/Overcast With/Light Rain/45-48;
SUPER=334-Periods Of/Rain/38-42/Light Rain/Likely/42-44;
health music under
It's taken five years and millions of dollars-- today the George Bush
presidential library was dedicated in Texas.
Next on Health Check-- the investigation into what carried Salmonella-B into
a church dinner that killed two people, and made dozens sick.
((GOT DIAREHHEA, CRAMPS, STILL GOT IT...MY LITTLE BOY IS IN HERE-- SICK. hE'S
DEHYDRATED AND THEY GOT HIM HOOKED UP IN HERE ON LIQUIDS. BUT HE;LLL BE
OUT Q=he'll be alright
I'm Keith Humphry... with some startling NEW evidence you haven't heard
before, a chilling new perspective on the Hodges murders.
We've gone inside the charred ruins of the house where the crime occurred.
It's a stage... not an original set design- -but one Earl Bramblett lifted
from the pages of a cheap detective magazine.
On NEWS 7 at SIX tonight we'll also hear from a woman who's 14-year old
daughter worked for Bramblett- -but disappeared 20 years ago.
((HELEN AKERS/MOTHER OF MISSING GIRL: I CAN'T REALLY TALK ABOUT HER, BUT SHE
WAS MY BABY. AND SHE WAS SPOILED AND I WANTED HER BACK. ))
SUPER=01-Helen Akers/Mother of Missing Girl;
OUT Q=her back.
You'll hear her personal appeal directed to the man she believes knows what
dissolve full screen
Plus Denise Allen continues her series A Women's War, the writings of Kate
All that coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX, Jean.
Thanks Keith, we'll tune in.
High blood pressure affects about 50-million Americans.
Some take drugs to treat it, some do nothing at all.
The National Institutes of Health issued a new list of guidelines today for
people at risk.
It is especially targeting African-Americans and older people who face a
high incidence of hypertension.
Public Service Announcements will soon be hitting the airwaves.
SUPER=04-Public Service Announcement;
OUT Q=high blood pressure.
The Insitute's new study contains guidelines for doctors that catagorize
hypertension patients by risk factors-- including weight, sex, lifestyle, blood
cholesterol and organ damage.
SUPER=01-Dr. Edward Roccella/Nat'l High Blood Pressure Ed. Prog.;
OUT Q=and costs.
A specific diet is also being highlighted for people with high blood
pressure and the general population.
The diet includes fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy foods with reduced
saturated and total fats.
A salmonella outbreak has killed two people and made 400-others sick.
The food poisoning is believed to have come from a dinner at a church in
14-hundred people ate the turkey, stuffed ham and fried oyster dinner.
The meal was served in the Our lady of the Wayside Church's hall in
(Chap-TI-co) Chaptico, Maryland.
County and state health officials are trying to determine if the
salmonella-B bacteria came from a food handler at the church, someone who
brought in food from home, or from a local market.
((MARTIN SANDERS/MARYLAND HEALTH DEPT.: THIS SITUATION, WE HAVE A VERY GOOD
SITUATION, WE HAVE A LARGE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE A LOT OF DATA. WE WERE
LUCKY ENOUGH TO GET EXTENSIVE FOOD SAMPLES. AND WE HAVE THE ORGANISM
PRELIMINARILY IDENTIFIED ISOLATED. THERE COULD BE MULTIPLE ORGANISMS, THERE
COULD BE OTHER THINGS INVOLVED BUT RIGHT NOW THE LABORATORY DATA IS GOOD, IT IS
A LOT BETTER THAN SOME OTHER SITUATIONS YOU COULD THINK OF. ))
SUPER=01-Martin Sanders/Maryland Health Department
OUT Q=THINK OF .
The two people who died are elderly woman--
Seventeen people were admitted to the hospital.
The Maryland Health Department is taking stool samples from all of the
people who came in contact with the food served Sunday hoping to find a cause.
Duke University hospital's Life Flight helicoptor landed at Dan River Middle
School-- but this mission was education.
The chopper transports critically injured patients to Duke Hospital.
Students explored the helicoptor -- and listened to rescue stories from
IN Q=We had to land
((MARY ANN BENDELOW/LIFE FLIGHT NURSE: WE LANDED IN A FARMER'S FIELD AND IT
WAS KIND OF DARK AT NIGHT AND WHEN WE LANDED THE FOLKS HADN'T LET US KNOW THERE
WERE SOME POWER LINES RIGHT THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF THIS LANDING ZONE. WE GOT
OUT AND REALIZED THERE WERE POWER LINES ABOUT TEN FEET AWAY AND THAT MADE ME A
SUPER=01-Mary Ann Bendelow/Life Flight Nurse;
OUT Q=made me a little nervous
The students did more than just listen-- they practiced Cardio Pulmonary
The students learned to tilt the patient's head back and pinch their nose,
and give two rapid breaths -- with 15-quick presses just below the ribs.
IN Q=and nine and ten
((NAT SOUND: AND NINE AND TEN AND ELEVEN AND TWELVE AND THIRTEEN... ))
((ABBY WHITT/STUDENT: I LEARNED YOU SHOULDN'T GO THROUGH PLACES THAT ARE
DANGEROUS. YOU SHOULD ALWAYS CALL 9-1-1 IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY AND YOU SHOULD
NEVER CALL 9-1-1 AND MAKE PRANK CALLS.))
SUPER=01-Abby Whitt/Student; :03
OUT Q=make prank calls
Rescue crews in Pittsylvania County organized the event.
Time now for sports-
ODAC coaches talk about the upcoming hoops season...
But first Mike shows us who's duking it out in the NFL...
GRAPHIC=TWO MINUTE TICKER
The two minute ticker gets started tonight with a whole lot of undesirable
news about fighting in the wrong places.
We begin in the NFL where the league put a hurting on 13 players from the
Panthers and Raiders
who were involved in a series of fights near the end of Sunday's game at
The fines total about $55 thousand dollars, with the Raiders Chester
McGlockton getting the biggest of all at $17 thousand 500.
In Miami this afternoon, Jose Canseco was in court to answer charges of
Canseco is accused of grabbing his wife by the hair and hitting her in the
head while the couple was driving home from their child's birthday party.
And Packers nose guard Gilbert Brown was sentenced to a year's probation
today after admitting in court he assaulted his girlfriend last summer.
The Division Three college basketball schools in the ODAC are gearing up
for their upcoming seasons.
And today, the coaches convened in Salem for a preseason chat with Roy
IN Q="It didn't
SUPER=03-Salem/1997 Season; :00
SUPER=01-Tony Shaver/Hampden-Sydney Head Coach; :17
SUPER=01-Page Moir/Roanoke College Head Coach; :42
SUPER=01-Joe Davis/Lynchburg Head Coach; 1:00
OUT Q=......news 7 sports."
((It didn't take the coaches long to pick their pre-season poll.
And Hampden-Sydney is on the hot seat. Last year, The Tigers won the
conference tournament and a berth in the N-C-A-A and 10 players from that team
((TONY SHAVER/TIGERS HEAD COACH: ))
((Bridgewater and Virginia Wesleyan are second and third and in fourth place is
Maroon fans will notice a few new faces on the bench this year but Roanoke
returns enough experience to be better that fourth in the league.))
((PAGE MOIR/MAROONS HEAD COACH: ))
((ROY STANDUP: ))
((JOE DAVIS/HORNETS HEAD COACH: ))
((Emory and Henry is picked sixth, Washington and Lee ninth and Guilford 10-th.
Roy Stanley news 7 sports.))
Express news in Roundhouse wrapup and Ga. Tech talking about stopping the
Cavs coming up at six.
Take care folks.
go to break
He was a Navy pilot in the World War Two- Captain of the Yale baseball team
and president of the United States.
SUPER=03-College Station, TX;
He is George Bush.
Today the 80 million dollar George Bush library and museum was dedicated.
It's at Texas A&M University-
It chronicles Bush's life-
((GEORGE BUSH/FOREMR PRESIDENT: I DON'T KNOW IF LOU GEHRIC MY GREAT IDOL SAID
IT FIRST BUT I DO KNOW HE SAID IT BEST. TODAY I FEEL LIKE THE LUCKIEST PERSON
IN THE WORLD. APPLAUSE.))
SUPER=01-George Bush/Former President;
OUT Q=in the world. applause."
The museum was built with private money and donations.