Straight ahead on News 7-
More U-S Troops ship out to the Persian Gulf.
A 72 year old man is stabbed to death in Lynchburg.
Plus a gravesite from the 18 hundreds is discovered in Roanoke-
Clear sailing this forecast cycle. We are talking sunny skies and a slow
warm up as well.
On Health Check--
Some safe tips for preparing your Thanksgiving Turkey...
And some motorists will soon be given the right to turn off their airbags.
The U-S is beefing up its firepower in the Persian Gulf- as troops pack up
and head out.
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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
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President Clinton has ordered another 45 warplanes to the Gulf.
They include more Stealth fighters, B-52 bombers and combat aircraft.
And another 30 planes will be on standby.
Byron Pitts has the latest on the situation from Washnington DCTERMS.
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SUPER=04-White House Photo; :17
SUPER=01-Sandy Berger/National Security Advisor; :22
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SUPER=01-Fred Eckhard/United Nations Spokesman; :1:20
SUPER=01-Mohammad Said al-Sahhaf/Iraqi Foreign Minister; 1:46
SUPER=01-Kenneth Bacon/Pentagon Spokesman; 1:55
((Six B-52 bombers. and six F-117 Stealth Bombers will soon head to
the Persian Gulf . and so in short time . America will have 2-aircraft
carriers . 22-warship and more than 300-war planes in harms way of Saddam
Hussein and IRAQ.
All part of the military buildup President Clinton and his top
foreign advisers discussed at the White House.
SANDY BERGER/NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER: THIS IS PART OF OUR EFFORT TO BE
PREPARED IN A PRUDENT WAY FOR ANY CONTINGENCY THAT MAY ARISE IN THE REGION."
Meantime American pilots and support crews left loved ones in
Virginia early Tuesday bound for Saudi Arabia to help patrol the no fly zone
over Northern and Southern Iraq - all part of the long standing sanctions
BEEN EXPECTING THIS OVER A YEAR . BUSINESS AS USUAL.
I WON'T LIKE . JUST PRAY.
For now prayer and diplomacy are the preferred weapons of choice
for most members of the UN Security Council. Reports are Russia is close to a
deal with Iraq that would end the current crisis . allowing UN weapons
inspectors back in IRAQ to continue their search for Iraqi weapons of mass
Details of which the UN's official spokesman would not discuss.
FRED ECKHARD/UN SPOKESMAN,: WE'RE AT A SENSITIVE PHASE, WE'LL KNOW MORE
LATER THIS WEEK
Guarded words from the UN . MORE bravado from Iraq's Foreign
Minister . after the Iraqi military made no effort to shoot down a U-2
surveillance plane during it's fly over Monday night.
MOHAMMAD SAID AL-SAHHAF/IRAQI FOREIGN MINISTER: "IT FLEW BACK, LIKE A
FRIGHTENED RAT, TO SAUDI AIRSPACE.
For now, neither Iraq nor the US seems willing to back down.
KENNETH BACON/ PENTAGON
THE MESSAGE HERE TO SADDAM . OUR INTEREST IN THE AREA.))
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The ousted director of the V-A Medical Center in Salem says he's fighting
his dismissal as a matter of principle.
John Presley could easily retire at age 71, but he wants to clear himself of
sexual harassment charges.
Doctor Presley testified today before an Administrative Law Judge who's
considering the appeal of his removal from the Veterans Administration.
He denies any inappropriate behavior and says "sexual harassment" has
become a weapon.
((JOHN PRESLEY/FORMER DIRECTOR OF SALEM V.A. MEDICAL CENTER: ALL YOU'VE GOT TO
DO IN THIS DAY AND TIME IS SAY THAT A GUY TRIED TO KISS ME. "HE KISSED ME." AT
LEAST THEY DIDN'T ACCUSE ME OF DROPPING MY PANTS. WHAT COULD I DO IF THEY
SUPER=01-John Presley/Salem VA Med. Ctr. Former Director;
OUT Q=if they did?
Two days of hearings wrapped up today, but it'll be late next month before
the judge issues her ruling.
Lynchburg authorities have released the identity of an elderly man found
murdered in his apartment last night.
The body of 72-year old Samuel Junius York was discovered at the Walden Pond
apartment complex around 9:30.
Friends had reported him missing earlier in the day.
York had been stabbed to death, but police will NOT release any other
The regional homicide squad is investigating York's death.
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Authorities ARE looking for the victim's car... a 1993 red or burgundy Lexus
Coupe, Virginia plates L-Z-Z 9-2-3.
Anyone with information should contact the Lynchburg police.
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After digging around the industrial park in Northeast Roanoke, city officials
found the remains of eleven bodies...
Bodies buried sometime in the early 18-hundreds.
The city now owns this land near the old Monterey Golf Course.
But family members related to the land's ORIGINAL owners believe their
relatives were buried there.
A week ago the city discovered what it thinks is the remains of Yelverton
Oliver... a wealthy horse racer who died in 18-57.
Investigators think he's now resting in this metal casket -- a burial rite
reserved for the rich.
An attorney who helped in this investigation, says a group of scientists from
Atlanta helped find Oliver's alleged remains.
IN Q=I expected that
((CLAUDE CARTER: I EXPECTED THAT WE MIGHT FIND SOME BECAUSE T.R. GARROWS HAD
GONE IN AND DONE A PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION EARLIER IN THE SUMMER, AND THEY
WERE REASONABLY SURE THAT POSSIBLY GRAVESITES DID EXIST. ))
OUT Q=did exist
Now that the remains have been exhumed, the city says they'll be laid to rest
-- for good, this time -- at Mountain View Cemetery in Roanoke County.
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What's up with the investigation into the Olympic Park Explosion? An update
is next on NEWS-7 at FIVE...
And the Virginia Natural history Musuem is moving out of its current
location--but its staying in Martinsville-- and it could feature an unusual
With all the concerns over food safety, we have some tips to keep in mind
when thawing and cooking your bird next week...
We'll be right back.
Federal Agents say they know more about the Olympic Park bombing- but they
still need the public's help.
The FBI laid out dynamite, gunpower and alarm clocks- components agents
believe were used in the bombing.
((WOODY ENDERSON/ATLANTA BOMBING TASK FORCE: OUR INVESTIGATION REVEALS THAT IT
IS FAIRLY UNUSUAL FOR ANYONE TO BUY THREE PIPES OF THIS SIZE AT ONE TIME. DID
YOU SELL THREE PIPES OR SIX END CAPS LIKE THIS TO ANYONE BEFORE THE OLUMPIC
SUPER=02-Woody Enderson/Atlanta Bombing Task Force;
OUT Q=the olympic park bombing."
Agents are trying to solve the Olympic park bombing as well as two
explosions at an abortion clinic and nighclub in Atlanta.
The FBI is closing the book on the investigation of TWA Flight 800-
A top official say there's no evidence of a crime.
((JAMES KALLSTROM/FBI: THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE OF HIGH EXPLOSIVE DAMAGE ANYWHERE.
THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE OF EXPLOSION OF A MISSILE WARHEAD. THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE
OF A MISSILE IMPACT.))
OUT Q=of a missile impact."
Agents released a tape recreating the explosion.
((IT PITCHED ABRUPTLY AND CLIMBED SEVERAL THOUSAND FEET WITH THE LAST RECORDED
ALTITUDE OF ABOUT 13,800 FEET TO A MAXIMUM ALTITUDE OF ABOUT 17 THOUSAND
OUT Q=17 THOUSAND FEET.
The investigation is now in the hands of the National Transportation Safety
Its no surprise, but now it is reality...layoffs are in the works at
Danville's Goodyear plant.
Goodyear Communications Manager Kori Reed, says the tire manufacturer is
slicing 100 jobs from the plant.
Recently the union rejected an offer to work on Sundays--
Goodyear says as a result, it has stopped investing in the Danville plant.
Reed says if the union had voted for a seven-day work week, the company would
be hiring instead.
The union has refused to comment- it has scheduled a board meeting tomorrow.
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High school students are experiencing the dangers of intoxication behind the
wheel, without being drunk...
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STOCKS BUMP NEXT
This is the time of year when the emphasis is on stopping drunk driving, but
getting the message out to teenagers can be difficult.
Patrick Evans reports today on a project sponsored by the Chrysler
Corporation that gives you hands-on experience of the dangers of mixing alcohol
with the highway.
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SUPER=02-David Stout/Chrysler; :17
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; 1:20
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The Hokies could become the champs of the Big East Saturday-- a preview of
the big game in tonight's Ticker.
But first, on Health Check--
Federal regulators will allow certified mechanics or car dealerships to
install "on/off" switches on airbags.
But only for drivers who fit into a high-risk category.
IN Q=in a nutshell
OUT Q=their risk
Good Afternoon, Keith Humphry here-- In 40-minutes on NEWS-7 at SIX, we
profile a welfare recipient who's had good- paying jobs, but is struggling to
find affordable child care.
Stephanie Brown-Webb benefitted from Total Action Against Poverty's job
skill training class designed to help welfare recipients enter the work force.
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IN Q=It's not that easy
((STEPHANIE BROWN-WEBB: IT'S NOT THAT EASY. YOU'RE NOT GOING TO GO FROM THAT
PROGRAM OR ANYTHING THEY OFFER YOU-- YOU'RE STILL NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO JUST
HAVE A JOB TOMORROW. ))
OUT Q=have a job tomorrow
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In "A Second Chance at Success," we'll find out the status of Brown-Webb's
job search and hear about one child care facility that may be the answer for
some low- income families.
Double Boxes=Jean and Keith/Newsroom
So join us for NEWS-7 at 6.
"A Second Chance at Success" -- thanks Keith.
The federal government gave its blessing today- saying some drivers can
disconnect the air bags in their cars. But while it might help prevent
air-bag deaths in certain cases, some advocates think it's a bad idea.
Lee Cowan reports from Washington.
SUPER=01-Rodney Slater/Transportation Secretary;
SUPER=01-Robert Sanders/Victim's Father;
SUPER=01-Ricardo Martinez/Nat'l. Highway Traffic Safety Admin.;
SUPER=01-Dr. Murray Katcher/American Academy of Pediatrics;
((WE HAVE MADE A DIFFICULT DECISION,NOW IT IS THE PUBLIC'S TURN TO MAKE
With those words federal regulators left a major safety decision up
to a specific group of drivers, to decide whether to turn their airbags
RODNEY SLATER//TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY: AIR BAGS ARE LIKE MEDICINE THAT SAVES
LIVES, BUT CAN HAVE DANGEROUS SIDE EFFECTS.
The high speed deployments have been blamed for killing at least 87
people...more than half of them children.
WE THINK ON BALANCE, THIS IS A VERY GOOD RULE.
Robert Sanders lost his daughter to an airbag. she was leaning
over to adjust the radio when they hit another car...barely moving at under
ten miles an hour, the airbag deployed with brutal force.
ROBERT SANDERS/VICTIM'S FATHER:
THE AMERICAN PUBLIC DESERVES THE RIGHT TO MAKE DECISIONS AS TO WHETHER THEY
WANT AN AIRBAG ACTIVATED IN THEIR CAR OR NOT."
But the choice is not for everyone...drivers must now apply to
have an "on/off" switch installed and will only get permission if they meet
drivers or passengers must be too short to position themselves
at least ten inches from where the airbag deploys...
families must have more kids than available back seat..or have no
back seats at all.
or they must prove their child has to sit in the front seat to be
monitored for medical reasons.
But even the agency that announced the new airbag rule is
worried that it may send the wrong message.
(( SUPER: RICARDO MARTINEZ ))
IT IS YOUR LIFELINE IN THE VIOLENCE OF A CRASH.
And many doctors, including pediatriicians, agree.
DR. MURRAY KATCHER//AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS
WE'RE CONCERNED THAT PEOPLE MIGHT DISCONNECT IT AND LEAVE IT DISCONNECTED SO
THE NEXT PASSENGER DOESN'T HAVETHE PROTECTION...SITTING THERE.))
The Centers for Disease Control is keeping a close eye on a new strain of
salmonella called D-T-104.
Only a few cases have been tracked here in the U-S.
Scientists say it's resistant to most antibiotics.
Salmonella is one of the major causes of food-borne illness, its found in
unpasteurized dairy products, meat and poultry.
With Thanksgiving coming up, you'll want to be sure to cook your turkey
Thaw a turkey in the refrigerator, NOT on the kitchen counter overnight.
When you cook your turkey, it should reach a temperature of 180-degrees at
its thickest point.
The stuffing needs to reach a temperature of 165-degrees.
Don't leave roasted meat out all day--bacteria can thrive at room
Avoid pre-stuffed birds when you do your holiday shopping.
Buy the turkey last, store it in a plastic bag so the juices don't leak and
stuff it just before cooking.
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SUPER=01-Dr. Emily Senay/CBS Medical Correspondent; :05
OUT Q=WITH THAT.
LEt;s switch from turkey to sports--
The Big East championship is Virginia Tech's to win this weekend--
Here's Mike with that and some Baseball news...Hi Mike
Welcome folks to the Tuesday ticker that begins with baseball news tonight.
The Arizona Diamondbacks and Tampa Bay Devil Rays are taking part in the
major's expansion draft at this hour.
The teams have had two years to prepare for this moment, but so far no real
big name players have been taken.
Tampa Bay selected Tony Saunders a left handed pitcher from the Marlins with
the first overall selection.
Left handed pitcher Brian Anderson from Cleveland was the first player taken
by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The Washington Redskins host the first place Giants this weekend, but their
receiving corp will be greatly depleted.
Alvin Harper, who has been a major disappointment with only 2 catches in 11
games is out at least two weeks with a strained Achilles Tendon.
But the bad news concerns Leslie Shepherd who will miss the rest of the
season after dislocating his elbow and breaking his wrist in Sunday's loss to
In one other note tonight, former Radford University head coach Oliver
Purnell has been given a big vote of confidence at Dayton.
Today the university extended his contract through the year 2002.
Purnell is in his fourth year as the Flyers head coach.
Virginia Tech's mission is a simple one this week - beat the University of
Pittsburgh and clinch another Big East title.
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And for a team picked to finish 4th in the league in the preseason, that is
no small feat.
The Hokies have overcome injuries and adversity to put themselves in position
to become back to back to back Big East Champions.
IN Q="I think it says...
((FRANK BEAMER/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...this week."
Much more on the Hokies coming up tonight at six, including why they're not
talking about the importance of the UVa game, even though everyone else in the
Commonwealth is these days.
Jean wil be back with more News 7 at Five in just a minute.
TAKE A BREAK
Roadkill could be a featured exhibit at a new Martinsville museum.
The Virginia Museum of Natural History will build a new facility on this
The abandoned hospital is being bulldozed to make room for dinosaurs and an
exhibit on roadkill.
IN Q=Why did the rabbit
((STEVE PIKE/MUSEUM DIRECTOR: WHY DID THE RABBIT CROSS THE ROAD? WHY DID THE
CHICKEN CROSS THE ROAD? THAT SORT OF THING. THERE ARE SCIENTIFIC REASONS FOR
THAT. SO WE MIGHT DO SOMETHING ON THAT.))
SUPER=01-Steve Pike/Museum Director;
OUT Q=something like that
Meanwhile Martinsville leaders say an updated museum should bring in
additional tourist dollars in the future.
IN Q=With the growth in tourism
((MARK CRABTREE/VICE-MAYOR: WITH THE GROWTH IN TOURISM ... CURATORS.))
SUPER=01-Mark Crabtree/Martinsville Vice-Mayor;
Four Henry County sites competed for the new Virginia Museum of Natural
History, but its staying within city limits.