Iraq kicks American inspectors out of the country.
A tractor trailer crash involves students.
Plus a new skating center opens in Roanoke-
And the Doors come out with a new box set.
Temperatures will stay fairly steady tonight in the low 30's as some light
rain falls. Motorists should be cautious through the evening hours.
Many southwest Virginians will feel the effects of the Balanced Budget act
once it takes effect in 98...when it comes to health care.
And the FDA is looking into a baldness drug that claims to do more than stop
hair loss...the story tonight on Health Check.
((I WILL WITHDRAW ALL AMSCOMB STAFF TOMORROW.))
OUT Q=staff tomorrow.
The move comes after all American inspectors are ordered out of Iraq-
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GRAPHIC=news-7 at five
Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
SS=conflict in iraq
The six Americnas left Baghdad by Road- for the ten hour drive to Jordan.
Iraq's order for Americans to leave- is the latest move as tensions between
Iraq and the interational community grow.
Byron Pitts has the latest on the situation from Washington.
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SUPER=01-Robert Butler/Chief UN Weapons Inspector; :00
SUPER=01-Tariq Aziz/Iraq Deputy Prime Minister;
SUPER=01-Kenneth Bacon/Pentagon Spokesman;
OUT Q=safety of the world
((ROBERT BUTLER/CHIEF UN WEAPONS INSPECTOR
AS EVERYDAY PASSES THE SITUATION DETERIORATES."
With that, the UNITED NATIONS announced ALL UN inspectors will be
pulled out of IRAQ tomorrow.
A diplomatic response to Saddam Hussein's order this morning . that all six
American Inspectors leave
HIS country immediately --- Today for the 10th time in 11-days IRAQI officials
blocked the entrance to another weapons site because the UN inspection team
While the UN talks of diplomacy, IRAQ appears to be preparing
itself for war - as hundreds of IRAQI families were led into Saddam's Baghdad
palace -- where some say they'll willingly serve as human shields to any
TARIQ AZIZ/IRAQ DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER: I'VE SAID IT BEFORE, WE ARE NOT SCARED
OF THE THREATS BEING MADE BY THE AMERICANS.
Tough talk from IRAQ . and possibly a tough journey home for the
American Inspectors FORCED OUT AHEAD OF THEIR UN COLLEAGUES.
There are some 20-thousand US service men and women stationed
within striking distance of IRAQ. A big concern for the US and the UN. what
is Saddam doing with any chemical and biological weapons he may have now that
UN inspectors are no longer monitoring him?
KENNETH BACON/PENTAGON SPOKESMAN: THIS IS A REAL AND PRESENT DANGER AND THAT'S
WHY THIS CURRENT DISPUTE BETWEEN SADDAM AND THE UNITED NATIONS HAS SUCH STRONG
AND DRAMATIC CONSEQUENCES.
Consequences President Clinton spelled out this morning.
THESE INSPECTIONS . SAFETY OF THE WORLD.))
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In other news...A tractor trailer overturned in Botetourt County this
morning, crashing into a van and a car full of high school students.
The truck driver told police that he lost his brakes as he was coming off
Interstate 81 onto Route 220.
His rig rolled over on its side, after smashing into a mini-van and a
Seven people were hurt, but state police say their injuries were minor.
IN Q=The guy that was in the van
((TROOPER MALCOLM AUSTIN/STATE POLICE: THE GUY THAT WAS IN THE VAN, HE WAS
TRANSPORTED BY LIFEGUARD 10. FAR AS I CAN FIND OUT SOME SHOULDER INJURIES AND
SOME LACERATIONS ARE ABOUT THE FULL EXTENT OF HIS INJURIES. THERE WAS FOUR
TEENAGERS IN THE CAR THAT WENT TO LORD BOTETOURT HIGH SCHOOL. THEY HAD CUTS AND
SUPER=01-Trooper Malcolm Austin/State Police;
OUT Q=cuts and bruises.
The driver of the tractor-trailer was charged with reckless driving.
A three alarm fire at an apartment complex in Washington state this morning-
One person is dead five are hurt and another 15 are unaccounted for.
The blaze broke out in the 140 unit complex before dawn- the flames spreading
((SHE WOKE UP AND HEARD SOMEONE YELL FIRE. SHE RAN OUT THERE AND IT WAS ON
FIRE, SO WE GOT EVERYONE OUT AS QUICK AS WE COULD.))
OUT Q=QUICK AS WE COULD."
The flames and smoke could be seen for 14 miles-
The building is 30 years old and had none of the safety features now
mandatory- such as a sprinkler system, central fire alarms and outdoor fire
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Peace activists rally around a murder scene in the Hill City-- that story's
next on NEWS-7 at FIVE.
And the Roanoke Valley welcomes the Ice Palace to town-- the facility's
grand opening is right on schedule... Scott Goldberg has a live report.
Also coming up-- what does the Balanced Budget law mean for southwestern
Virginia Health Care-- Stick around for the story.
Lynchburg recorded its second homicide of 1997 early yesterday, but local
peace activists say every murder is one too many.
The Peace Education Center held a vigil today at the site where Lawrence
Allen was stabbed to death.
Allen's wife, Sandra, has been charged with his murder.
IN Q=I think
((SUSAN RUSTECK/PEACE EDUCATION CENTER: I THINK THAT WE ALL NEED TO LEARN AND
TO TEACH NON- VIOLENT MEANS TO DO THIS, TO RESOLVE CONFLICT RATHER THAN TO SEE
THE ONLY ANSWER IN THE LONG RUN IS TO BECOME VIOLENT AND TO KILL ANOTHER ONE.))
SUPER=01-Susan Rusteck/Peace Education Center; :00
OUT Q=kill another one.
Allen's family, including his three children from a previous marriage,
attended today's vigil.
It only took crews 78-days to build Roanoke's new ice skating center.
Now the rink near the airport is ready for what management hopes is a rush of
Double Boxes=Jean and Scott/Microwave
Scott Goldberg is at the new Ice Palace.
Scott, they got this place built in a hurry!
That's right, Jean.
There might've been a little strategy involved.
The Ice Palace is one of two new rinks scheduled to open in Roanoke.
The other one still hasn't broken ground on its building.
So the Ice Palace is getting a big head start, hoping to find customers now
and keep them after the other rink opens.
IN Q=As workers
SUPER=01-Allan Harvie/Developer; :18
SUPER=01-Pierre Paiement/Roanoke Express GM; :35
SUPER=04-File Tape; :43
OUT Q=opens downtown.
Natsound: guy spreading hay w/pan to bldg
As workers laid the finishing touches, the Ice Palace fired the latest salvo
in the war to win over Roanoke's ice-skating public.
Over the past year, two developers battled with blueprints to bring an ice
rink to town.
Today, the Ice Palace made the boldest move yet: It opened.
IN Q=We've got
((ALLAN HARVIE/DEVELOPER: WE'VE GOT 1100 PAIRS OF RENTAL SKATES IN THERE, WE'VE
GOT A NICE CONCESSION AREA, WE'VE GOT A HUGE PRO SHOP--PROBABLY THE LARGEST PRO
SHOP SOUTH OF NEW YORK. ))
OUT Q=SOUTH OF NEW YORK.
The Richmond developer expects business to boom here.
The Ice Palace has already signed a deal with the Roanoke Express.
The team will practice at the Palace through next year.
IN Q=This is a wish come true
((PIERRE PAIEMENT/ROANOKE EXPRESS GM: THIS IS A WISH COME TRUE FOR US. WE'VE
BEEN ASKING THE COMMUNITY TO SUPPORT US, TO HELP US TO GET A PRACTICE
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How long the Express stays at the Ice Palace is anyone's guess.
Earlier, the team announced it would move into the competition's Ice Park
once it is built downtown.
Developers for the downtown Ice Park plan to include a 12-theater movie
Something the Ice Palace doesn't have.
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But Jean the downtown Ice Park won't be built until the end of next year, at
That gives the Ice Palace a while to build its clientele.
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They're hoping to strike gold with the latest fundraising efforts at
Roanoke Catholic School. Patrick's report is coming up right after this break.
STOCKS BUMP NEXT
It's called Gold Rush 97--
An auction with a variety of items up for bid.DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Patrick Evans tells us more about Roanoke Catholic's annual fund-raiser,
where the highest bidder gives and receives at the same time.
SUPER=01-Karen Mabry/Roanoke Catholic Principal;
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Who's at the top when it comes to rankings for ODAC women's basketball?
Roy Stanley has a report in tonight's Ticker.
But first on Health Check--
Federal cutbacks will force families to take care of the sick.
And that means for many, home health care is going by the wayside.
IN Q=They're looking
((THEY'RE LOOKING AT OVER 16-THOUSAND PATIENTS HERE IN VIRGINIA THAT IT WILL
EFFECT. LOCALLY WE'RE LOOKING AT 30-40 PATIENTS...THAT WILL LOSE SERVICES))
OUT Q=lose services
Good afternoon, I'm Keith Humphry, here's a look ahead to NEWS 7 at six.
Teresa Hamilton begins the first of a two part report
on American Electric Power's latest efforts to build a high voltage power line.
The proposed route would affect a significant part of Southwest Virginia.
Residents who live in the Norris Run community, outside Blacksburg, are
among the most vocal.
IN Q=It crosses
((DELBERT JONES/POWER LINE OPPONENT:IT CROSSES THE NEW RIVER, DOWN HERE BY
MCCOY FALLS, WHERE EVERYONE USES IT, ALL THE TECH STUDENTS USES IT, AND I CAN'T
BELIEVE IT'S CROSSING THERE, AND FROM PANDAPAS POND, YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SEE IT,
AGAIN, WHERE MANY, MANY, PEOPLE USE IT.))
SUPER=01-Delbert Jones/Power Line Opponent; :
OUT Q=use it.
We'll also hear from A-E-P. The company explains why the line is crucial
for the future.
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Plus we'll conclude our series Dad's From a Distance-- tonight a look at how
fathers are making the most of their time with their kids during visitation.
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I'll be back in about 40-minutes with much more tonight on NEWS-7 at SIX.
The miracle over 40 million men have been waiting for may come in the form of
An anti-baldness pill is awaiting preliminary approval by the Food and Drug
When taken once a day, Propecia (pro-PEE-sha) blocks the formation of the
hormone that causes hair loss.
One test user says he's seen a big difference after taking the drug.
IN Q=I was about
((BUCKY STAGGS/TEST SUBJECT: I WAS ABOUT 23 WHEN MY HAIR STARTED FALLING OUT,
AND IT WAS PRETTY DRAMATIC, RIGHT OFF THE BAT AND I THINK I REALLY
CONSERVATIVELY LOST ABOUT 40% OF MY HAIR.))
SUPER=01-Bucky Staggs/Test Subject; :
OUT Q= 40% of my hair.
Others aren't so quick to jump on the bandwagon, because there are some
Decreased (Li-bee-do) libido, difficulty in achieving erections and even
birth defects have all raised concerns.
IN Q=You'd have to
((DR. JONATHAN WEISS: YOU'D HAVE TO BE VERY CAREFUL IF YOU EVER PRESCRIBE THIS
DRUG FOR WOMEN, AND I COULD NEVER RECOMMEND THAT BASED ON THE FACT THAT IT
HASN'T BEEN FULLY TESTED.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Jonathan Weiss/Primary Investigator; :
OUT Q=fully tested.
Rogaine is currently the only option men now have for regrowing hair.
The F-D-A advisory committees must approve drugs in order for them to be
recommended to the full F-D-A.
Several patients in rural areas of Southwest Virginia are not looking forward
to the new year.
That's because legislation in the Balanced Budget Act that will take effect
in 1998 eliminates home health services.
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Tonya Flory's been following the story...Tonya, how will patients be
Jean, thousands of Virginians are dependent on health care providers to come
to their home,SUPER=@Tonya1;
and in rural areas like Franklin County they either can't afford to travel to
the hospital, or they're too sick.
For some, the only alternative is a nursing home-- or worse-- they won't
seek medical attention at all.
IN Q=After January
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :00
SUPER=00-Eda Mae Tyree; :12 QUICK
SUPER=01-Rhonda Clark/Home Health Nurse; :19
SUPER=01-Pat Gay/Home Health Manager; :40
SUPER=01-Missy Schmidt/Social Worker; 1:00
OUT Q=stay with you.
After February Fifth, home health patients like Charlie Tyree, will lose home
health aids and nurses who now help care for him seven days a week.
He suffers from Multiple Sclerosis.
IN Q=Then he's had
((EDA MAE TYREE:THEN HE'S HAD A STROKE IN 94 IN HIS RIGHT SIDE))
OUT Q=right side
Now he requires constant care, more than his wife Eda Mae can handle,
IN Q=They do his
((RHONDA CLARK/HOME HEALTH NURSE:THEY DO HIS RANGE OF MOTION EXERCISES, THEY
GIVE HIM A COMPLETE BED BATH, THEY SHAMPOO HIM TWO TO THREE TIMES A WEEK, THEY
GET HIM UP IN HIS CHAIR, THOSE SERVICES, HE WON'T QUALIFY FOR ANY OF THOSE
OUT Q=those services
The Virginia Association for home care says nearly 17-thousand patients will
feel the pinch of the federal cutbacks.
IN Q=But the problem
((PAT GAY/HOME HEALTH MANAGER:BUT THE PROBLEM IS MANY OF THESE PATIENTS LIVE IN
RURAL AREAS AND THEY HAVE LIMITED ACCESS TO CLINIC AND MANY OF THEM ARE NOT
ABLE TO TRAVEL DUE TO THE NATURE OF THEIR ILLNESSES))
Social workers are researching other care forms, but right now they're scarce.
IN Q=There aren't
((MISSY SCHMIDT/SOCIAL WORKER:THEY'RE AREN'T ENOUGH SERVICES NOW FOR THE
ELDERLY POOR POPULATION BY THE TIME I GET TO THEM AND MAKE A REFERRAL ON WHO
CAN GET TO THEM EITHER THE PATIENTS HAVE DIED OR GONE INTO THE HOSPITAL AND ARE
MUCH MORE SEVERE.))
OUT Q=much more severe.
IN Q=We just
((EDA MAE TYREE:WE JUST NEED IT, THATS ALL I KNOW. A LOT OF PEOPLE THERE IS
JUST NO WAY THEY CAN GET NOBODY TO STAY WITH YOU))
OUT Q=with you
The Tyrees ARE taking action--they've written Senators Chuck Robb and John
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Warner to ask for an amendment to the Balanced Budget Law. They're urging
others to do the same...
Too many young women don't get enough calcium.
So to encourage more milk drinking- a toast of the white stuff in
Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala shared a toast of milk
with Olympic swimmer Amy Van Dyken-
They're kicking off a program called "Crash Course on Calcium."
It's designed to help teen age girls realize they need calcium in their
IN Q=Eighty-Six Percent
((EIGHTY-SIX PERCENT OF TEENAGE GIRLS IN THIS COUNTRY DON'T GET ENOUGH CALCIUM
OSTEOPEROSIS ATTACKS DURING THE GOLDEN YEARS BUT ACTUALLY BEGINS DURING THE
SUPER=01-Donna Shalala/Health and Human Services;
OUT Q=THE WONDER YEARS
Health experts say calcium intake is crucial for teens because that's when
their bones are growing.
Peak bone density is achieved by about the age of 21.
A few years later a steady loss of calcium begins.
Experts hope touting the benefits of calcium will prevent the next
generation from having to deal with osteoporosis.
It's time now for the Two Minute Sports ticker-- and news from the
hardwoods, Hi Mike.
The ticker heads indoors tonight to follow the bouncing ball.
The Virginia Tech men's team is in the Cassell tonight for another exhibition
Tonight the Hokies tune-up against Court Authority, a team made up of former
The game begins at seven o'clock and admission is five dollars per person.
The Hokies season opener is on
November 21st, next Friday, when they meet Tennessee Martin at 8:30.
Also, girls' regional basketball tournament action continues tonight as in
Region Three in Gretna where Salem takes on the Lady Hawks in the semi-finals.
Bassett hosts Gate City in Region 4.
Also, tonight in Hillsville the region C semi-finals are on tap with Glenvar
playing Ft. Chiswell and Floyd County taking on Northwood.
Only a couple of votes separate the top four Women's teams in the Old
Dominion Athletic Conference's preseason balloting.
Roy Stanley has for today's media day in Salem.
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SUPER=01-Carroll LaHaye/Randolph-Macon Head Coach; :18
SUPER=04-1997 Season; :28
SUPER=01-Susan Dunagan/Roanoke College Head Coach; :37
SUPER=01-Karen Jenkins Harvey/Hollins Head Coach; :54
OUT Q=.........news 7 sports."
((As the ODAC's lady coaches gathered in Salem, Randolph Macon was picked,
number one in the preseason coaches poll. After losing in the quarterfinals of
the tournament, Macon finished the season 13 and 7. and five starters are
((CARROLL LAHAYE/RANDOLPH-MACON HEAD COACH: ))
((Roanoke is the defending tournament champion. But Coach Susan Dunagan lost
three seniors that led the team in scoring and rebounding.))
((SUSAN DUNAGAN/ROANOKE HEAD COACH: ))
((ROY STANDUP: ))
((KAREN JENKINS HARVEY/HOLLINS HEAD COACH: ))
((Guilford, Bridgewater and Emory and Henry round out the top five Washington
and Lee is tied for sixth with Eastern Mennonite while Lynchburg is picked
8-th. Roy Stanley news 7 sports.))
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And don't forget tonight at seven o'clock all of you Friday Football Extra
fans can get on line and talk with me about the just completed high school
football regular season and the upcoming playoffs in the WDBJ Friday Football
Extra chat room.
Hope to hear from you tonight between seven and eight, at WDBJ 7 Dot Com.
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It's been 30 years since the Doors released its first recording-
but the music lives on.
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OUT Q=to the other side (second time)
The Doors are breaking out a new box set-
Surviving band members say it opens the door for a comprehensive look at the
((JOHN DENSMORE/THE DOORS BAND MEMBER: METAPHORICALLY MAYBE IT'S A MUSICAL
HISTORY. IT'S NOT LINEAR THOUGH. THE FIRST CUTS MIAMI, JIM'S CRAZED THE NEXT
CUT IS THE STUDIO, REAL CLEAN.))
SUPER=01-John Densmore/"The Doors" Band Member;
OUT Q=real clean."
The boxed set includes previously unreleased material.