Straight Ahead on News 7-
The talks are over and Iraq's not backing down-
A U-S Air flight loses a wheel on landing-
((IT WAS REAL SHAKY. SO AM I.))
OUT Q=so am I.
And no mandatory Sunday work day for Goodyear employees but could it be at
the cost of the entire plant?
Clouds and spotty showers or drizzle tomorrow. Temperatures in the 40's.
In Healthcheck, what makes people age?
Doctors in Japan think they've isolated the answer in their research on
mice--and it might lead to answers about the aging process in people.
((THE MISSION OF THE U.N. ENVOY DID NOT, I REPEAT, DID NOT ACHIEVE THE DESIRED
((REPORTER: DO YOU SEE ANY REASON FOR HOPE HERE? NO. NO I DON'T.))
OUT Q=NO, I DON'T
No hope- as the situation with Iraq worsens.
GRAPHIC=News 7 at Five
Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
So far it is a war of words- but a Pentagon official says those words
could turn to bullets IF Iraq tries to shoot down a U-N surveillance plane.
The Iraqis have said the American U-2 plane doesn't belong in its
Meanwhile a United Nations envoy left Iraq after two days of talks with no
((BILL RICHARDSON/U.S. AMBASSADOR TO UNITED NATIONS: FOR IRAQ WHEN THEY SAY
THEY WANT DIALOGUE IT MEANS DEFIANCE AND DELAY.))
((I THINK WE HAVE TO BE FIRM AND RESOLUTE. AT THIS MOMENT IN MY VIEW I THINK IT
WOULD BE A MISTAKE TO RULE IN OR OUT ANY OPTION.))
SUPER=01-Bill Richardson/U.S. Ambassador to U.N.; 00-03 quick!
OUT Q=OUT ANY OPTION.
U-S forces are on standby near Iraq- in case they're needed.
Iraq's denial of U-N inspection planes breaks a resolution made after the
A very tight vote at Goodyear may have sealed the Danville plant's future.
Double Boxes=Jean and Tina/Microwave
Tina Tenret joins us live -- now that the workers have rejected a continuous
operating schedule, the plant is expected to take a hit, but what about
(Tina ad lib)
rollcue: church and family
VO-NAT**Tina Mic Hot**
More than 800 union members voted against a continous work week -- 57 more
people than were for it.
Opponents say they would have been forced to work on Sundays.
Now, all employees can opt out of a Sunday shift for religious reasons.
IN Q=I'm very thankful
((DOUG BARBER/PASTOR: I'M VERY THANKFUL .. BELIEVE IN))
SUPER=01-Doug Barber/Westover Baptist Church Pastor;
OUT Q=believe in
VO-NAT**Tina Mic Hot**
Plant workers would have also lost double-time on Sundays with a
The company refuses to say whether it will offer another package.
But Goodyear says it has stopped investing money in the Danville plant --
and may shut the plant down.
That would mean 2100 employees out of a job.
IN Q=What the union has done
((AUBREY FERRELL/CITY COUNCIL: WHAT THE UNION HAS DONE ... THEM AND THEIR
((BARRY BRIDGEN/UNION MEMBER: FOR THEM TO SAY THAT THEY'RE GOING TO ... DRAW
THE LINE SOMEWHERE.))
SUPER=01-Aubrey Ferrell/City Council;
SUPER=01-Barry Bridgen/Union Member; :22
OUT Q=draw the line somewhere
(Tina ad lib)
Double Boxes=Jean and Tina/Microwave
A tire FLEW off a U-S airways jet this morning-
just moments after landing in Charlotte-
The F-100 jet then skidded to a halt with its wing dragging along.
For 97 passengers aboard the flight from Milwaukee it was quite a scare-
((WE WERE ALREADY ON THE GROUND AND THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN YOU JUST SAW THE TIRE
FLY OF THE SIDE OF THE PLANE RIGHT OUT THE WINDOW WHERE WE WERE. THE WHOLE WING
WAS LAYING ON YOUR RIGHT SIDE.))
((IT WAS WILD. A WILD RIDE. REPORTER: HAVE YOU EVER BEEN IN SOMETHING LIKE THAT
OUT Q=BEFORE? NEVER.
Passengers escaped down the emergency chute and were shuttled to the
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Washington appears to be on the fast track with a new trade bill.
That story is just ahead--
The parents of the Pulaski High school football player who died during a game
say they are touched by the response to the tragedy.
We'll hear from the family of Danny Lee Cook, coming up on News 7 at Five.
Also, it will soon be flu season, and Roanoke's medical community is reaching
out to those who are among the most suspectible to cold weather illness.
We'll tell you more in HealthCheck--plus we'll have a live report on this
weekend's Salem Arts and Crafts show, a good place to get an early start on
holiday shopping. Stay with us.
Pulaski County's game against Cave Spring will be memorable one for the
Tonight, the number 77 jersey worn by 16-year old Lee Cook will be retired.
A rare medical phenomenon caused the six-foot four junior to collapse on the
football field, last month.
The medical examiner determined Cook was hit in the chest at the split
second his heart was electrically re-charging itself for another beat.
Cook's parents say they're honored that their son's jersey would be
IN Q=He was
((DANNY COOK/LEE COOK'S FATHER:HE WAS A WONDERFUL CHILD, YOU COULDN'T ASK FOR A
BETTER CHILD, AS A SON, HE'S EVERY FATHER'S DREAM.
REGINA COOK/LEE COOK'S MOTHER:AS I UNDERSTAND, THERE'S ONLY ONE OTHER JERSEY
THAT'S BEEN RETIRED AT PULASKI HIGH SCHOOL AND THAT WAS GARY CLARK, WHO PLAYED
FOR THE WASHINGTON REDSKINS, SO IT REALLY MEANS A LOT THAT HIS JERSEY IS BEING
SUPER=01-Danny Cook/Lee Cook's Father; :00
SUPER=01-Regina Cook/Lee Cook's Mother; :11
OUT Q=being retired.
So far, more than 4-thousand dollars has been donated to a scholarship in
It's called the fast track bill and
President Clinton says it'll bring more high paying jobs.
The bill would give the president more power negotiating trade deals with
((THIS IS A NO BRAINER ON THE MERITS. THIS IS CLEAR ON THE MERITS AND IT IS IN
THE INTEREST OF WORKING PEOPLE.))
OUT Q=of working people."
The House delayed a vote until this weekend so the President can conjure up
more votes in Congress.
House speaker Newt Gingrich says he'll do all he can to help the fast track
"Freshmen congressmen take note."
That's what trendy "George" magazine advises in naming Virginia senior
Senator John Warner to its best-dressed list.
"Ever the Virginia Squire" the magazine says in praise of Warner's polished
The clothes-horse has been styled at Nathan's in Richmond since taking
elective office 18 years ago.
IN Q=He's generally
((BARRY ZELL/SEN. WARNER'S TAILOR: HE'S GENERALLY IN A HURRY. BUT HE ALWAYS
KNOWS WHAT HE WANTS.))
SUPER=01-Barry Zell/Sen. Warner's Tailor; :00
OUT Q=what he wants.
Warner's tailors say he used to have his suits made in England.
But he resolved to spend his money in Virginia when first elected.
IN Q=He carries
((HE CARRIES HIMSELF WELL. AND HE'S COMPLIMENTARY TO THE CLOTHES THAT HE
WEARS. NO MATTER WHETHER IT'S CASUAL CLOTHING OR BUSINESS CLOTHING OR DRESS
OUT Q=dress clothing.
A warning to George Allen: bolo ties won Colorado Senator Ben Nighthorse
Campbell a spot on the worst-dressed list.
groovy music under
Are you looking for holiday gifts with a personal touch?
The Salem Civic Center might be the place for you this weekend.
(Joe ad lib)
STOCKS BUMP NEXT
More than 70 artists have set up shop in the Salem Civic Center this weekend
for Holiday in the Valley.
Double Boxes=Jean and Joe/Microwave
Joe Dashiell is there tonight--Joe what can people find at this event?
(Joe ad lib live interview)
SUPER=01-Kim Eubank/Fair Director;
VO-NAT Roll over interview
Double Boxes=Robin and Joe/Microwave
(Joe tosses to Robin)
SUPER=330-Mostly Cloudy/Drizzle Likely/40-42/Patchy Light/Rain/46-48;
SUPER=331-Mostly Cloudy/Light Rain/40-44/Light Rain/Or Drizzle/48-50;
SUPER=332-Drizzle/Likely/40-42/Rain And/Drizzle Early/45-48;
SUPER=333-Periods Of/Rain/40-42/Mostly Cloudy/Light Rain/43-46;
health music under
It's the last week of high school football and there are still playoff
positions up for grabs. Mike Stevens has more in tonight's Two Minute Ticker.
In medical news, a different perspective on fighting cancer--more people are
beating the odds.
SOT CBS 10am Thurs 10:16:10
IN Q=My whole life
((MY WHOLE LIFE REALLY CHANGED FROM
THAT POINT ON. AND I HAVE TO SAY THAT NOW I KNOW THAT SOME OF THOSE CHANGES
ARE VERY POSITIVE.))
OUT Q=very positive
Roanoke's homeless population is especially vulnerable to the dip in
temperatures as fall gives way to winter.
Those without a place to stay are also suspectible to illness, but a
prevention program is underway.
The RAM house shelter is providing free flu shots to the homeless.
Connaut Laboratories has donated 100 flu vaccines to RAM, and students from
the College of Health Science have volunteered their services to administer the
IN Q=We have
((WENDY MOORE/ RAM HOUSE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; WE HAVE BEEN WORKING VERY CLOSELY
WITH THE COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCE AND WITH THEIR RN PROGRAM AND THEY CAME TO
US AND OUR GREATEST NEED WAS AND WE THOUGHT PREVENTION WAS PROBABLY THE KEY AND
BECAUSE WE HAVE SUCH A HIGH RISK POPULATION WE THOUGHT IMMEDIATLY OF FLU SHOTS.
SUPER=01-Wendy Moore/RAM House Executive Director
OUT Q=flu shots.
And shelter residents are taking advantage of the program.
IN Q=I'm a little
((WENDY MOORE/ RAM HOUSE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; I'M A LITTLE OVERWHELMED I WASN'T
SURE WHAT THE RESPONSE WOULD BE, BUT MANY OF THESE FOLKS HAVE COME FORWARD AND
SAID THEY WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE THESE SHOTS.))
OUT Q=THESE SHOTS.
Moore says some residents did become ill during the cold weather months last
year, and the flu shots should help them ward off another season of illness.
Doctor Eric Korsh has won a second medical malpractice lawsuit against him.
Last night a Salem jury found in favor of the former Lewis Gale Clinic spine
He was accused of improperly treating a woman with a rare spinal infection.
Korsh's lawyer said it was a very complicated case, but that's the nature of
Last year a jury rejected another suit against Korsh.
In that case, a man said Korsh performed an operation the patient didn't
Korsh's lawyer said seven cases are still pending against the doctor.
Meanwhile, Korsh has moved to San Diego.
He's working with a group of orthopedic surgeons and is a team physician for
professional football's San Diego Chargers.
Our longstanding fascination with the aging process and the battle against
the wrinkle has been studied and examined for years.
Now, Japanese doctors have discovered a gene that may NOT hold the answer to
eternal youth, but could answer some serious questions about our health.
The gene apparently regulates the aging process.
When turned off in mice,
the ravages of old age-- hardening of the arteries, thinning of bones-- is
When the gene is reactivated the aging process reverses itself, and the
mouse becomes young and normal again.
There's a similar gene in humans.
It is hoped with additional research the gene can tell doctors more about
why people get sick in their senior years.
More and more people are conquering cancer.
There are now more than seven million cancer survivors living in the United
SUPER=03-New York, NY
36 year old Nina Trevens is one.
She founded "Ta-Da", a kids dance and theater group, in New York City.
12 years ago Trevens was diagnosed with Hodgkins Disease.
She underwent six months of chemotherapy. Trevens says losing her hair was
a difficult period--and when the cancer returned five years later she was
IN Q=I also found
((NINA TREVENS/CANCER SURVIVOR: I ALSO FOUND OUT THAT I MIGHT GO AND HAVE
MEN-- GO INTO MENOPAUSE EARLY. AND I WAS 29.
AND THE ONE THING I KNEW THAT I WANTED WAS TO GET MARRIED AND HAVE A FAMILY.
'YOU KNOW, IT'S NINE MONTHS OF THIS HORRIBLE STUFF THAT YOU GO THROUGH. AND
YOU KNOW, THROWING UP, AND JUST FEELING TERRIBLE. AND I DON'T EVEN GET A BABY
OUT OF THIS, AND I MIGHT NEVER GET A BABY OUT OF THIS. AND-- AND HE SAT ME
DOWN-- AND MY DOCTOR-- THIS IS THE BEST THING HE EVER SAID TO ME-- AND HE SAID
'YOU'RE GIVING BIRTH TO YOURSELF. YOU'RE GIVING YOURSELF LIFE.))
SUPER=01-Nina Trevens/Cancer Survivor
OUT Q=giving yourself life
Trevens says fighting cancer made her a stronger person, and the changes IT
NECESSITATED in her life were positive ones.
She has been in remission for six years now and recently married a man she
met through her work.
In sports it's the final week for high school football-
And as the Tech football team gets ready for a big game, the basketball squad
is getting things going.
Here's Mike Stevens with more.
In the midst of the all the football madness tonight, tomorrow and Sunday,
the Virginia Tech
men's basketball team is set to play its first exhibition game of the season
tonight as it hosts Inter Bratislava, a touring team from Slovakia.
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Saturday; :00
This is the Hokies first time out against outside competition.
Last Saturday they went head to head in the annual Maroon and Orange game
and first year head coach Bobby Hussey says this team will be a little
different than the ones fans saw during the Bill Foster era.
IN Q="Our style...
((BOBBY HUSSEY/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Bobby Hussey/Va. Tech Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...THAT WE HAVE."
SS=HOLD TECH HOOPS
Tonight's game starts at 7 at the Cassell. Admission is $5 bucks.
The high school regular season comes to close tonight with the 11th week of
A number of playoff spots and district championships are still up for grabs.
Here's where you'll find us tonight.
IN Q=AUDIO FULL
OUT Q=...LOGO COME FULL.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/August 15th; :00
Ironically, this is not the first time Fleming and Patrick Henry have
battled each other this season.
Back in mid-August during the preseason, the two teams held a rare
inner-city scrimmage at Victory stadium.
Not surprisingly, James HIckenbotham and Lee Suggs also had some big runs in
the scrimmage. Roy Stanley will be at the stadium getting the highlights and
postgame comments for you.
The Roanoke Express is also home tonight at the Roundhouse.
The puck drops at 7:30 as Roanoke hosts the Dayton Bombers.
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And Saturday afternoon you can catch the some college football right here on
WDBJ-7, as CBS presents LSU and Alabama from the Southeastern Conference.
Steve Mason will have UVa and Tech pregame notes coming up at six.
Have a great weekend everybody.
take a break
Talk about a run for your money--
SUPER=03-New York, NY
A man from Wantagh, New York went on a dream run through a bank vault.
41-year old Robert Gross raided a room filled with one million dollars at a
Chase Manhattan bank in Midtown Manhattan.
He had five minutes to make as many trips as he could to grab the loot.
SOT 20:15:37 Thursday CBS 8pm feed
IN Q=I'm hoping
OUT Q=up again
Gross got his chance of a lifetime by winning a local radio call-in contest.
His total haul from five-frantic minutes of grabbing-- 137 thousand 624