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Children act as human shields- as Iraq turns down a U-S offer to ease the
Seventy people are dead in an attack on tourists in Egypt.
And what's holidng up a proposed scupture park in Roanoke? We'll have a
Very cold temperatures on the way overnight. Look for slightly warmer
highs tomorrow afternoon. A look at your complete forecast shortly.
Tonight on Health Check-- the nation's largest for-profit hospital
chain announces a restructuring plan.
Columbia/H-C-A HealthCare Corporation has announced a deal that could involve
selling more than 100 hospitals..
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Children chant against the United States in Iraq- while legislators wrote
Down with America in chalk on sidewalks.
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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
President Clinton is not ruling out military force to get weapons inspectors
back into Iraq.
He says inspections must continue for the safety of the world's children.
((NOW I AM TRYING TO SETTLE THIS ISSUE PEACEFULLY BUT OUR DIPLOMATIC EFFORTS
MUST BE BACKED BY OUR STRONG MILITARY CAPABILITY. WE CAN NOT RULE OUT ANY
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Meanwhile Iraq's ambassador to the United Nations is already dismissing U-S
plans to ease the crisis.
He says the proposal to give Iraq more humanitarian aid is not enough.
((WE WANT GUARANTEES FROM THE SECURITY COUNCIL AS AN INSTITUTION AND ALSO FROM
THE SPECIAL COMMISSION CACCORDINGLY THAT THE SANTIONS WILL BE LIFTED SOON.))
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In Iraq, children are acting as human shields around the nation's factories
and other places that could be targets of military strikes.
A bloody attack on tourists in Egypt- leaves 70 poeple dead-
including 60 foreign tourists.
The attack happened today near an ancient temple in Southern Egypt.
Amont the dead, are Swiss, German and Japanese tourists.
The six gunmen were also killed
((HASNI MUBAREK/EGYPTIAN PRES.: MY FIRST REACTION IS OF COURSE THE SHOCK AND
THE SORROW AND ALL OUR THOUGHGTS ARE GOING OUT TO THE VICTIMS.))
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Egyptian officials blame Muslim militants for the violence.
The state department is now advising Americans against traveling in Southern
Former Carroll County Administrator Billy Mitchell will serve five years in
prison for embezzling taxpayer's money.
Prior to sentencing today, Mitchell accepted full responsibility for his
He told Judge James Jones that greed got the best of him when he embezzled
more than 400- thousand dollars.
The money was used to buy expensive watches, jewelry, antiques and other
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((RICH LLORET/ASSISTANT U-S ATTORNEY:I THINK IT WAS AN APPROPRIATE SENTENCE
GIVEN WHAT HE DID, 63 MONTHS IS A PRETTY LONG TIME IN A FRAUD CASE. ))
SUPER=01-Rich Lloret/Assistant US Attorney; :00
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The judge ordered Mitchell to make restitution.
He will remain out on bond until January first-- pending a court date on
state charges scheduled next month.
The former Director of the Salem V-A Medical Center is battling to win his
John Presley went to court today, hoping to convince an Administrative Law
Judge to reverse the ruling that cost him his job in August.
Presley says ASSOCIATE Director, Bill Delamater solicited complaints from
female employees, in a plot to take over the number ONE spot at the medical
Delamater says he fielded complaints of sexual harassment from female
employees, only to find himself under pressure from Presley to resign.
IN Q=The impact on
((BILL DELAMETER/FORMER ASSOC. DIR. : THE IMPACT ON ME IS, AS FAR AS I'M
CONCERNED I DID THE RIGHT THING AND I'VE MOVED ON TO A NEW AND BETTER
SUPER=01-Bill Delamater/Former Assoc. Dir.
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Delamater is now the Associate Director of the V-A Medical Center in
The hearing continues tomorrow.
The NEW head of the VA hospital says he doen't know much about his
Doctor Stephen Lemons was in town to meet V-A staff members this morning.
He praised the Medical Center's interim leadership, saying it did not allow
past problems to interfere with patient care.
IN Q=The quality of
((DR. STEPHEN LEMONS/DIRECTOR; THE QUALITY OF CARE AND THE SATISFACTION OF
VETERANS WITH THAT LEVEL OF CARE HAS ACTUALLY GONE UP AND HAVE BEEN VERY WELL
SUPER=01-Dr. Stephen Lemons/Incoming VA Director;
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For the past year, Lemons served as the V-A's acting Under Secretary for
Lemons says his experience in Washington, D-C taught him the VA needs to
focus more on the needs of individual veterans.
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Roanoke City Council votes on whether it will allow an art exhibit honoring
the Sister Cities on Mill Mountain-- a live report still to come on NEWS-7 at
And today is the official start of general firearms season--
Hunters spent the chilly morning in the woods hoping to bag a buck.
A mixed bag for Virginia sports fans--- Mike fills us in a little
Teamsters President Ron Carry has been disqualified from running in the
Unions re-run election.
A court appointed monitor has ruled Carey was involved in a scheme to
divert union funds into his campaign coffers.
Therefore, he cannot run in the rerun election for Teamsters president.
A repeat of last year's election was ordered because of campaign
Carey won by a slim margin over challenger James P. Hoffa.
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The sculpture park honoring Roanoke's Sister Cities will have to wait.
City council voted four to three to hold off at least one more month while
the Mill Mountain advisory committee studies the proposed location of the
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Denise Allen is on Mill Mountain-- Denise, what's the holdup?
(roll cue: "...held up the project.")
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SUPER=01-Nelson Harris/Roanoke City Council; :22
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Virginia voters just said "no car tax."
So today, the legisliatve commission that's been toying with increasing the
gas tax said it got the message-- for now.
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((DEL. BILLY ROBINSON/D-NORFOLK: BUT OBVIOUSLY THERE IS A SENTIMENT OUT THERE
THAT FEELS THAT CERTAIN TAXES ARE INAPPROPRIATE. IT'S CLEAR THAT WE'RE GOING
TO HAVE TO DEVELOP A CONSENSUS IN ORDER TO FUND THE NEEDS, HOWEVER YOU DEFINE
SUPER=01-Del. Billy Robinson/(D) Norfolk;
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The Commission on the Future of Transportation in Virginia defines it as at
least a half BILLION dollar per year shortfall between what the state needs
just for roads-- and what it has available over the next 20 years.
The Allen administration defines it a little differently.
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((ROB MARTINEZ/VA. SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION: I DON'T BELIEVE THAT PUTTING
TOGETHER A WISH LIST OF EVERY PROJECT THAT WE CAN CONCEIVE OF ACROSS THE
COMMONWEALTH OVER A 20 YEAR PERIOD IS THE APPROPRIATE WAY FOR US TO MAKE
DECISIONS ABOUT BUDGETARY AND TAX MATTERS TODAY.))
SUPER=01-Rob Martinez/Va. Secretary of Transportation;
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Virginia congressional leaders are fighting right now to get back a fair
percentage of the federal gas tax Virginians currently pay at the pump.
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Stick around for more NEWS-7 at FIVE... The royal restoration is complete...
the British royal family's favorite weekend home is back after a destructive
fire five years ago.
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If your classroom or work looked a little empty today, there's probably a
good reason why: this was the first day of the deer rifle season in Virginia.
Experts say the state's deer population is holding steady, but a scarcity of
food may force deer into open fields.
Area game wardens are keeping busy, making sure everyone obeys the hunting
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((SGT. STEVE PIKE/GAME WARDEN: USUALLY WE GET MORE CALLS THAN WE HAVE TODAY, SO
IT'S A GOOD SIGN THAT EVERYBODY IS ABIDING BY THE RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR THE
MOST PART, AND IT'S ALWAYS SOMETHING GOOD THAT WE LIKE TO SEE.))
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Pike says most of the complaints are about hunters trespassing on private
land or spotlighting.
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News and highlights from the grid-iron are coming up in tonight's Two Minute
Tai-chi is helping to ease the severe muscle and joint pain of
(Fibro-MY-al-zha) Fibromyalgia-- the latest tonight on Health Check.
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((YOU'LL NOTICE THE STANCE I'M IN WITH MY FEET SEPERATED AND YOU SORT OF PUSH
INTO IT KEEP YOUR BACK STRAIGHT YOU'RE USING THE WEIGHT OF YOUR BODY MORE THAN
THE WEIGHT OF YOUR HANDS))
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Good Afternoon, I'm Keith Humphry-- Stick around for NEWS-7 at SIX.
Virginia's welfare reform plan elimantes government benefits for
participants in two years-- requiring them to work.
It may sound like a simple concept, but a lot of preparation is needed to
make the transition from welfare to work.
Many recipients are attending job TRAINING classes to prepare for job
And getting things squared away for their children is a crucial first
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((PATRICIA RIDDLE: YOU KNOW, YOU GOT TWO KIDS AND YOU DON'T HAVE NO ONE THAT
THEY CAN STAY WITH. MY FAMILY'S AWAY. I DIDN'T HAVE ANYBODY THEY CAN STAY
WITH. SO, NOW THAT I HAVE CHILD CARE, I CAN GO BE INDEPENDENT AND GET A JOB.))
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Making that transition is the focus of the first part of our series on
welfare reform, "A Second Chance at Success."
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Kimberly McBroom has that story in about 40-minutes on NEWS-7 at 6.
Interesting. Thanks Keith.
Salem's Columbia-Lewis Gale Hospital is just watching and waiting to see if
it will feel the effects of a restructuring plan.
The board of directors of its parent company-- Columbia/H-C-A HealthCare
Corporation approved a plan that could involve selling more than 100 hospitals
Columbia H-C-A is also considering selling off outpatient surgery centers and
The nation's largest for-profit hospital chain has been the subject of a
federal government investigations into whether Columbia overcharged Medicare,
Medicaid and other government health programs.
Mixing alcohol and over-the-counter pain relievers can cause serious harm to
Now, the Food and Drug administration wants warning labels on every bottle of
non-prescription pain pills.
The F-D-A cites the risk of possible stomach bleeding or liver damage to
those taking over-the counter painkillers who regularly consume three or
more alcoholic drinks daily.
Liver damage can be caused by taking acetaminophen such as tylenol.
Stomach bleeding can result from mixing any of the following medications with
alcohol: Aspirin or aspirin derivities-- ibuprofin, ketoprofen and naproxen
"Acetaminophen- containing" products can cause liver damage and stomach
Some manufacturers have already put warning labels on their prodcuts.
A final decision on the FDA'S request is expected in January.
People who suffer from (Fibro-MY-algia) Fibromyalgia say it feels worse than
the flu... your body is in constant pain.
Ten times as many women as men suffer from the severe muscle pain.
Tonya Flory reports tonight on the latest self-healing remedies for what's
still a very mysterious illness.
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SUPER=01-Linda Graves/Fibromyalgia Patient; :00
SUPER=01-Dr. William Blaylock/Rheumatologist; 1:18
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((LINDA GRAVES/REGISTERED NURSE:WE HAD THREE CHILDREN AND THEN IN 91 MY OLDEST
CHILD WAS KILLED FROM TRAUMA FROM AN ACCIDENT, A CAR ACCIDENT, AFTER THAT I HAD
A LOT OF EMOTIONAL PAIN AND DEPRESSION AND WENT THROUGH A LOT OF THERAPY FOR
THAT AND THAT MAY HAVE TRIGGERED IT))
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Linda Graves was a registered nurse for 27-years.
She says she quit work in February because of excruciating muscle pain.
Months later she discovered she was suffering from Fibromyalgia.
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Rheumatologists diagnose fibromyalgia through pressure points on the neck,
back, hips and inside of the knees.
It used to be mis-diagnosed as arthritis.
Doctors commonly prescribe anti-depressants or pain killers along with low
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((LINDA GRAVES:WALKING IS GREAT. I HAD TO CUT OUT MOST OF MY VIGOROUS
EXERCISES, THE CANOEING AND RUNNING. planting--repotting
I USED TO USE A TILLER A LOT, WEED EATER, MOWING THE YARD AND THINGS LIKE THAT,
BECAUSE I USED TO GARDEN BIG TIME, I COULDN'T HOE ANYMORE, BUT I STILL GARDEN,
YOU JUST HAVE TO ADJUST YOUR LIFESTYLE))
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Massage therapy is another alternative many patients are claiming works
wonders to ease the chronic pain.
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Graves combines the relaxation techniques with nutrient compounds like
pycnogenol and other natural remedies.
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((DR. WILLIAM BLAYLOCK/RHEUMATOLOGIST:I'M NOT AWARE OF ANY SCIENTIFIC PROOF
THAT ANY OF THOSE THINGS ARE HELPFUL SO BASICALLY TRY TO STEER THE PATIENTS
AWAY FROM THOSE NAMELY BY TELLING THEM THAT IT PROBABLY WON'T HURT YOU TO TAKE
THEM, BUT IT'S PROBABLY JUST A WASTE OF YOUR MONEY))
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((OH I AM SO MUCH BETTER I MEAN I THINK MY FAMILY WOULD HAVE LEFT ME VERY SOON
IF I HADN'T FOUND SOME HELP. I THINK THE MAJOR THING THAT HELPED ME WAS WHEN I
TOOK CONTROL OF MY OWN HEALTH INSTEAD OF LEAVING IT UP TO A DOCTOR TO FIX))
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Although there's no known cure, or even a cause, patients like Linda Graves
continue to search for relief from fibromyalgia beyond the doctor's
office...TF, News 7.))
Cigarette sponsorships pump millions of dollars into racing.
So how much does tobacco advertising influnce racing fans?
According to the medical journal Lancet, boys who follow motor racing are
almost TWICE as likely to become smokers as those who don't.
The smoking research comes as the British government considers exempting
motor racing from an across-the board ban on tobacco advertising.
The European Union will soon vote on banning tobacco sponsorships throughout
all its member countries.
In sports-- more trouble for a star in the N-F-L, Mike has details right now
in the Two Minute Ticker. Hi Mike
Welcome folks to Monday ticker.
You know Mondays are usually tough enough without an arrest
But Baltimore Ravens star Bam Morris has been charged with assaulting a woman
at a party last night.
The altercation started when Morris' wife accused the woman of
having an affair with the running back.
Morris allegedly grabbed April Brittain by the arms and throat
and tried to choke her.
As I'm sure recall - Morris missed the first four games of the season for
violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. That's led to a hearing next
week in Texas for violating his parole.
It was a rough weekend for fans of the University of Virginia.
The football team was upset by N.C. State on Saturday, then the basketball
was upset by Richmond in double overtime last night.
However, the Virginia soccer team saved the day for the Cavs.
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Ben Olsen scored two goals as the Cavaliers beat Maryland 2 to nothing in the
ACC soccer championship.
The shutout win avenged the Cavaliers loss to Maryland in the championship
game last year.
Olsen was named the tournament's M-V-P.
And speaking of MVP's - did you know one of the NBA top photographers hails
from Roanoke? Scott Cunningham is a Northside high school graduate, who has
worked his way to the top of the league, and put his pictures on the cover of
But it's taken him 20 years and some innovation to reach the top.
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OUT Q=...ROLL THAT WAY."
Much more with Scott Cunningham, coming your way tonight on News 7 at six,
plus we'll see what the Panthers think about the remainder of their NFL season!
Have a safe night folks, I'll see you at six.
take a break
It has taken nearly five years, but extensive restoration work at one of
the British Queen's main residences is complete.
Windsor Castle was badly damaged by fire in 1992.
The fire destroyed 115 of the one thousand rooms.
Today the northeast corner of the building which was destroyed, reopened.
The 60-million dollar project was completed six months ahead of schedule,
in time for the queen's 50th wedding anniversary this week.
This blaze also caused a public outcry concerning how the restoration would
be paid for.
It led to an historic decision that the Queen should pay income tax.
To finance the repairs, Queen Elizabeth opened Buckingham Palace to the
public during the summer, and used funds allocated for the upkeep of royal