Next on News 7-
Fire claims six lives in Henry County- three generations of one family.
First Union's involved in the biggest merger in U-S banking history. What
will it mean for this area?
We'll have a live report.
Our forecast for Thursday is sunny and pleasant and our next chance for rain
rolls in on Friday.
On Health Check-- the first septuplets born in the United States in 12 years
are now just hours old.
And the Cookie Monster brings smiles to the patients on the children's floor
at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital.
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Authorities now know the cause of the blaze that killed three generations.
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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
It was a wood-stove that fueled the blaze in the Henry County log cabin.
Six family members were killed in the overnight fire.
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Tina Tenret has been talking with firefighters and relatives--she joins us
from the site.
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SUPER=01-Elsie Viar/Victim's Relative; :16
SUPER=01-Rodney Howell/Henry Co. Fire Marshal; :58
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Roanoke should not feel the effects of the largest banking merger in U-S
That's the word from First Union tonight.
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Scott Goldberg joins us now from the newsroom.
Scott, what, if anything, will we notice if this merger goes through?
Jean, any time First Union is in the headlines it grabs attention here
since the bank is one of our region's biggest employers.
But this time, First Union is buying CoreStates Financial, a bank in
That's the region of the country that should absorb any job loss linked to
In Roanoke, First Union says customers and employees shouldn't notice a
difference, except that their bank is now part of a huge company spanning the
Local banking experts compare the buyout to a football team beefing up its
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((JOHN CLARKE/CATAWBA CAPITAL: WE HAVE A GOOD DEFENSE, WE HAVE GOOD SPECIAL
TEAMS. BUT WE LACK WIDE RECEIVERS. WE GO OUT AND BUY SOME WIDE RECEIVERS.
FIRST UNION HAS GONE OUT AND BOUGHT SOME WIDE RECEIVERS IN THE FORM OF
SUPER=01-John Clarke/Catawba Capital
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First Union will become the East Coast's biggest bank.
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They're paying more than 16-million dollars in stock for that privilege.
America's most powerful war planes are on the way to the Middle East-
SUPER=03-Holliman AFB, NM;
F-117 stealth fighters are ready to back up demands that Iraq let weapons
inspectors back in the country.
With Anti-American sentiment on the rise- a warning to Americans traveling
((MIKE MCCURRY/WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN: CONDITIONS ARE SUFFICIENT TO REMIND THE
AMERICAN TRAVELING PUBLIC ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY'RE OVERSEAS THAT OUGHT TO BE
MINDFUL OF ENVIRONMENT AROUND THEM AND BE CAREFUL ABOUT THINGS RELATED TO THEIR
OWN SECURITY AND THE SECURITY OF OTHERS.))
SUPER=01-Mike McCurry/White House Spokesman;
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By next weekend, three-hundred U-S warplanes and 24-war ships carrying
cruise missiles will be within striking distance of Iraq.
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What's the real story concerning the health of entertainer Frank Sinatra?
We'll sort it out next on NEWS-7 at FIVE.
And students in Richmond rally against the rejection of a proposed
African-American studies program at Virginia Commonwealth University.
An Iowa woman has given birth to septuplets.
All were born alive and are doing fine.
The latest tonight on Health Check.
Frank Sinatra's publicist says rumors that the singer is near death are
just not true.
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The New York Post reports friends and family have been called to the
singer's home- and that a priest had been called to administer last rights.
But Sinatra's publicist says the rumors are just not true- that his health
has not deteriorated and that he's looking forward to hosting a Thanksgiving
feast at home.
Sinatra hasn't been seen in public since a January heart attack.
He recently returned to his Beverly Hills home after spending the summer
at his Malibu beach house.
A San Francisco TV station is reporting that John Denver's plane ran out of
SUPER=03-Pacific Grove, CA/File Tape;
But tonight the National Transportation Safety Board is disputing the
An N-T-S-B spokesman says running out of fuel is just one of the probable
causes of the crash.
Denver was killed when his plane plunged into Monterey Bay off the
A final report on the crash isn't expected for several months.
Students at Virginia Commonwealth University say they're fighting for
But the governor's appointee who led the fight to deny VCU an African
American Studies major says it would be teaching racism.
The VCU students supporting the new major rallied today to protest last
week's decision by the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia.
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((TIANA NELSON/VCU STUDENT BODY PRES.: AND THEN TO TAKE IT TO SCHEV, THE STATE
COUNCIL OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN VIRGINIA, AND THEM TO TRY TO KNOCK US BACK DOWN
TO SQUARE ONE. WELL I SAY, HOW DARE YOU?))
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((ANN CREIGHTON-ZOLLAR/VCU PROFESSOR: I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT LOOKING AT YOU
TODAY MAKES ME SO PROUD TO BE YOUR PROFESSOR.))
SUPER=01-Tiana Nelson/VCU Student Govt. Pres.; :00
SUPER=01-Ann Creighton-Zollar/VCU Professsor; :17
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Jeff Brown is the Council's only black member-- and the African American
major's most vocal critic.
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SUPER=01-Jeff Brown/State Council of Higher Ed.;
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Brown says most of the African-American courses are already offered at VCU.
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It's a busy time over at Roanoke College-- current events, and holiday
events are all part of a chock-filled schedule.
(Patrick ad lib)
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The author of the best-selling book, "The Color of Water: A Black Man's
Tribute to His White Mother" is reading an excerpt from his work this evening
at Roanoke college.
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Patrick Evans has the scoop on James McBride.
Patrick, this gentleman is working on the biography of a well-known artist,
tell us more about that.
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SUPER=01-Teresa Gereaux/Roanoke College;
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A preview of the girl's basketaball state semi-finals in this week's edition
of Hometown Hoops Weekly.
And on Health CHeck, the world marvels at the arrival of septuplets.
A 29 year old Iowa woman is resting comfortably after 40-specialists helped
safely deliver seven babies.
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An Iowa woman who gave birth to septuplets this afternoon is resting
The babies are apparently in serious condition, but are doing okay.
It's the next two days that will really tell the tale of the Mc-Caughey
Maureen Maher reports from Iowa Methodist Medical Center.
SUPER=01-Bob Hepworth/Septuplets' Grandfather; :00
SUPER=03-Des Moines, IA; :25
SUPER=01-Sharon Simms/Hospital Spokesperson;:51
SUPER=01-Maureen Maher/Reporting; 1:08
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((ROBERT HEPWORTH/BABIES' GRANDFATHER: IN PRAISE AND THANKSGIVING
A beaming Robert Hepworth delivered the news that his daughter, 29 year old
Bobbi McCaughey had successfully given birth to 4 boys and three girls early
this afternoon. The infants ranging from 2 pounds, five ounces to a very
healthy 3 pounds, 4 ounces are listed in serious condition.
After carrying the babies a record 31 weeks, doctors took Bobbi off the
anti-contraction medication on Monday. But it wasn't until last night that
mother and doctors decided the time had come.
As each infant was delivered, teams of neo-natalogist rushed the
babies to Blank Children's Hospital, which is adjacent to the Iowa Methodist
SHARON SIMMS/HOSPITAL SPOKESPERSON: THE NEXT FEW DAYS ARE
While there have been other sets of septuplets all born alive, the medical
world and throngs of media camped outside the hospital have focused on the
possibility that Bobbi McCaughey's babies would be the first septuplets to
have a fighting chance at survival..))
A spokesman for Columbia H-C-A Healthcare Corporation says rumors that two
area hospitals are up for sale are "not true at all."
Instead, spokesman Jeff Prescott says Pulaski Community Hospital and
Alleghany Regional Hospital -- will likely be part of a group separating from
The health-care giant plans to spin off 100 of its hospitals.
That means those hospitals will become independent companies owned by current
Prescott says the two facilities wouldn't be for sale until that spinoff
He speculates that could happen in about a year.
A first in Virginia when it comes to children's immunization- It's a
Interviewers are going directly to the parents to identify which children are
high risk for NOT getting the shots they need.
In Southwest Virginia health officials are targeting homes from Roanoke to
Researchers are looking at a wide range of children's health care issues and
immunization rates to find out what's preventing children from being fully
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((TERRY NEWMAN/ROANOKE RESEARCH COORDINATOR:THERE ARE A NUMBER OF CHILDREN WHO
ARE NOT GETTING FULLY IMMUNIZED ON AN UP TO DATE BASIS. THAT IS THE CHILD MAY
BE DUE A SHOT AT 18 MONTHS AND BE DELAYED IN GETTING THAT))
SUPER=01-Terry Newman/Roanoke Research Coordinator;
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Survey results are being collected by the Center for Pediatric Research.
The next step is analyzing the data to see what barriers prevent children from
getting their shots.
The minute he walks in the door, smiles come to their faces.
Cookie Monster's in town for Sesame Street Live performances .
But before the show, he made a special guest appearance at the children's
cancer unit at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital.
The giant blue character brightened the children's day by passing out what
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((JANICE ZACK/CHILD LIFE SPECIALIST:A LOT OF THESE KIDS UNFORTUNATELY PROBABLY
WON'T BE ABLE TO MAKE IT TO THE SHOW AND THEY HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE
COOKIE MONSTER LIVE!))
SUPER=01-Janice Zack/Child Life Specialist;
The children will remember Cookie Monster's visit- The hospital staff took
Time now for the Two Minute Ticker-- Girls state basketball semi-finals tip
Steve Mason sizes up the field with a local flavor-- in Hometown Hoops
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SUPER=03-Bassett/AA Quarterfinals; :17
SUPER=01-Richard Thrasher/William Byrd Head Coach; :23
SUPER=01-Brandy Allen/Starting Senior; :55
SUPER=03-Salem/AA Quarterfinals; 1:07
SUPER=01-Tracey Driscoll/Salem Head Coach; 1:19
SUPER=01-Brian Harvey/Glenvar Head Coach; 1:45
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((The Lady Terriers beat Bassett 66-50 last night. An impressive win
considering Byrd is a little banged up.
Friday night; the Lady Terrier face Charlottesville in the semi-final night
cap at 8:30.
Richard Thrasher's teams have been to four straight final fours. The Black
Knights are no strangers to tourney time either.
Thrasher has coached Byrd for 26 years. Salem coach Tracey Driscoll has made
the final for in her FIRST.
The lady Spartans have beaten Byrd in a 7 game win streak. A win Friday
against Turner Ashby means an all Blue Ridge state championship. Driscoll
knows her 7pm opponent well.
In Single A, 21 and 4 Glenvar rides into the final for behind another first
year coach in brian Harvey.
The Lady Highlanders earned a shot at George Mason friday at 3:30 thanks to
a 51-39 victory over Haysi.
Many women wear NAIL polish- but now there's MALE polish for men.
It's the latest fashion trend in Los Angeles-
Film director Quentin Tarantino, rocker Lenny Kravitz and basketballer
player Dennis Rodman are among the many wearing nail polish.
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((DINEH MOHAJER/HARD CANDY MANUFACTURER: IT HAS NOT BEEN A GENDER ISSUE. IT HAS
NOTHING TO DO WITH HOMOSEXUAL ISSUE, CROSS DRESSING, NOTHING LIKE THAT. IT'S A
STYLE AND A STATEMENT.))
SUPER=01-Dineh Mohajer/Hard Candy Manufacturer;
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Black and deep purple are the most popular colors with males.
The trend reflects the glam- rock period of the late 1960s and early 1970s,
when the androgenous look was popular-