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Some employees of a Roanoke lumber company get pink slips today.
Roanoke police and the F-B-I are searching for a bank robber.
And old blue eyes blows out 82 candles.
Looks like a chilly weekend with a mix of clouds and sun. Typical stuff for
The period from Thanksgiving to New Years Day is a happy time for many--but
it can be the worst time for those who suffer from holiday depression--
Plus--you might think it is a bad cold, but it could be more serious--
those stories tonight on Health Check
Stick around NEWS-7 at FIVE is just 90-seconds away.
Layoffs in Roanoke of what's left at Moore's Lumber and building supplies.
GRAPHIC=news-7 at five
Good evening, I'm Tonya Flory.
Employees at Moore's Lumber and Building Supplies knew their company was the
target of a buyout.
Today, some workers in Roanoke found out that buyout will cost them their
Double Boxes=Tonya and Scott/Newsroom
Scott Goldberg joins us from the newsroom.
Scott, what can you tell us?
Tonya, what we know is Moore's has been bought out by Hope Lumber, a company
based in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The deal had been in the works for the past few months...
Hope's President and C-E-O confirmed the deal today.
The new owner's first action was to close Moore's distribution center in
OUT Q=roanoke area.
(( Moore's will not say how many workers were laid off this morning.
But Vice President for Human Relations Jim Boutilier (boo-teh-LEER) confirmed
the distribution center will shut down January 31st.
The workers got severance packages this morning.
It's the first part of what could be a major restructuring.
Moore's operates 50-lumber stores across the country...three in the Roanoke
Moore's new owner runs lumber yards across the Southwest United States.
Its president and C-E-O Jim Cavanaugh tells News-7 there "definitely will be
a reorganization" at Moore's, meaning some stores will close.
We DO NOT know if that includes stores in the Roanoke area. ))
Moore's is being very tight-lipped about the deal.
The company said it will release more information next week.
Double Boxes=Tonya and Scott/Newsroom
But we can confirm the distribution center is closing.
We'll know more about how many people are affected in the days to come.
A two alarm fire at a Roanoke apartment building leaves at least three
The fire started about three this afternoon on the third floor of the
Grandin Village apartment building.
Fighter fighters rescued four people from the building.
One by ladder.
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((CAPT. BILL TRENT/ROANOKE FIRE-EMS: WE HAD A GENTLEMAN IN THIS FRONT
APARTMENT. HE WASN'T ABLE TO USE THE DOOR. SO WE HAD TO USE A GROUND LADDER
AND CARRY HIM DOWN THE LADDER.))
SUPER=01-Capt. Bill Trent/Roanoke Fire-EMS;
OUT Q=DOWN THE LADDER
The apartment building was home to many Bosnian and Russian refugees--many
who do not speak English.
This boy says his cousin was in the apartment where the fire started.
IN Q=they wanted some
((JACOB GOOLDSHTEOAN/WITNESS: THEY WANTED SOME BREAD AND A TOASTER BLEW UP
EVERYTHING JUST STARTED BURING. THEY CAME OUT.))
OUT Q=they came out
Fire officials say none of the apartments on the second or third floor was
The manager of the building says the displaced families will spend the night
in a hotel.
No one was injured.
A 27 year old Danville man was shot to death behind his home this morning.
Police say Anthony Ray Powell was found behind 176 Gray Street shortly after
He had been shot in the head.
Powell lived next door at 178 Gray Street.
He was taken to the hospital where he later died.
Danville police say they are looking for two black men who were seen running
from the area.
Authorities say the suspects were wearing leather jackets.
Earlier this morning in Danville, a man was shot to death in his home.
Relatives say 20-year-old Malachi Williamson Junior answered the door, then
they heard a gunshot at the Stuart Street home.
IN Q=He was a sweet
((EMMA BAYNES/VICTIM'S AUNT: HE WAS A SWEET LOVING HUMAN BEING. HE WAS VERY
MEMORABLE. HE LOVED TO JOKE AND PLAY. BASICLALY HE WAS A VERY GOOD KID, YOUNG
MAN RATHER NOW, BUT I STILL CONSIDER HIM AS MY BABY.))
SUPER=01-Emma Baynes/Victim's Aunt;
OUT Q=as my baby
So far police have NO suspects.
Williamson's body was taken to Roanoke for an autopsy.
They were expecting to get extra money just in time for the holidays --
instead some Danville residents got handcuffed.
Danville police mailed this letter from a fake ad agency -- announcing a
200-dollar giveaway at a local hotel.
Twenty-nine people walked right into the trap -- they were all arrested on
((DET. DON BOSTIC/DANVILLE POLICE: THE LURE OF 200 DOLLARS CASH ... AND THESE
ARE NO EXCEPTION.))
SUPER=01-Det. Don Bostic/Danville Police;
OUT Q=are no exception
Nearly 300 people did NOT respond to the bogus letter --
But police say this tactic is much cheaper than tracking people down at
Roanoke police and the F-B-I are investigating a bank robbery this
It happened shortly after 10 A- M at the Southwest Virginia Savings Bank
near Crossroads Mall.
Investigators say a man threatened a teller with a handgun and demanded
the money in her cash drawer.
Police are looking for a black male in his late 20s. He was wearing a gray
sweater and jeans.
Witnesses say he left the area in a small, older model pickup truck.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
The hostage situation involving two young children in Florida is over-- that
story coming up on NEWS-7 at Five--
And a visit from the Governor to the Star City could be a huge economic boost
to higher education in the Roanoke Valley.
Also coming up-- a preview of tomorrow's Stagg Bowl in the Two Minute Sports
Ticker-- stick around.
George Allen wants the Higher Education Center in Roanoke to get nine
million dollars in state funds.
In Roanoke today, the governor announced he intends to propose full funding
for the request from the higher-ed center.
Nine million is about 40-percent of the total budget for the new center.
IN Q=Most importantly
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: MOST IMPORTANTLY I THINK IT'S GOING TO HELP WORKERS,
UP-GRADE THEIR CAPABILITIES, MASTER ALSO NEW SKILLS.))
OUT Q=new skills.
The legislature will review the nine-million dollar appropriation, so
there's no guarantee that the Higher Ed Center will get the full nine
Although backers of the project consider the Governor's endorsement to be
Two children held hostage for three days are safe, their captor is dead.
A Police SWAT Team stormed the Orlando, Florida, house earlier this morning.
The police stormed into the home to find the children and the suspect, John
Armstrong, asleep in the same bed.
Police struggled with Armstrong, and one SWAT Team member dove on top of the
children to protect them.
In the struggle Armstrong was shot and killed.
The children were rushed to their mothers.
14-Year old Michael Carneal will stand trial as an adult.
A Kentucky grand jury today indicted Carneal on three counts of capital
murder and five counts of attempted murder.
IN Q=At this point
((JUDGE JEFF HINES/MCCRACKEN CO. CIRCUIT COURT; AT THIS POINT, NO BOND HAS
BEEN REQUESTED AND NO BAIL WILL BE RECOMMENDED. ARRAIGNMENT ON JANUARY 6,
SUPER=01-Judge Jeff Hines/McCraken Co. Circuit Court;
OUT Q=January 16, 1998
Kentucky law mandates anyone over the age of 14 who commits a serious
felony with a firearm must be charged as an adult.
The world's busiest airport came to a standstill this morning--
A fire at a Burger King at London's Heathrow Airport forced evacuations.
The blaze started in the fast food restaurant and moved through the ceiling--
engulfing the terminal's roof--
IN Q=You saw
((LINCOLN BRAND/CONSTRUCTION WORKER:YOU SAW A LOT OF SMOKE WHICH WAS EMINATING
FROM BURGER KING ITSELF AND I DID NOTICE THAT THE WHOLE TOP OF THE BURGER KING
WAS SHAKING WHICH WAS A BIT UNNERVING ))
SUPER=01-Lincoln Brand/Construction Worker;
OUT Q=a bit unnerving.
No one was injured.
While planes were diverted to other airports--ten of thousands of stranded
passengers waited to find out if they'd be flying today.
It took one hundred firefighters four hours to extinguish the blaze.
A Christmas tradition returns to the Roanoke Civic Center this weekend.
(Patrick ad lib)
STOCKS BUMP NEXT
Saturday and Sunday a holiday tradition takes to the stage at the Roanoke
double boxes patrick/Tonya
Patrick Evans joins us with two leaders of this weekend's performances of
the Nutcracker...Patrick fill us in.
SUPER=01-David Wiley/Roanoke Symphony Conductor;
SUPER=01-Terri Post/Southwest Ballet Co.;
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health music under
The Stagg Bowl Festivities are underway in Salem-- some pre-game fun in
Next on health check-- feeling tension this holiday season?--you're not
Some people are proned to be depressed on traditionally happy days.
IN Q=Anniversary dates
((LYN DAY/CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST:ANNIVERSARY DATES, AROUND HOLIDAY TIME FOR
FOLKS WHO ARE LONELY, FACING ILLNESS, FOLKS WHO ARE GOING THROUGH A DIVORCE--IT
CAN BE A PARTICULARLY DIFFICULT TIME OF YEAR))
OUT Q=time of year.
Good afternoon, Keith Humphry here-- tonight on NEWS-7 at SIX...more than
five hundred years after they died, dozens of Monacan Indians are still
searching for a final resting place.
The remains from two archaeological digs are currently stored in a Richmond
Members of the Monacan Indian tribe want those bones returned, so they can
be re- interred in their cemetery on Bear Mountain.
IN Q=It's part of
((DIANE SHIELDS/MONACAN DESCENDANT: IT'S PART OF OUR HERITAGE AND OUR CULTURE
AND IT WILL BE GIVE PEACE TO OUR ANCESTORS THAT WAY AND WE'LL BE ABLE TO HONOR
THEM, BECAUSE WITHOUT THEM WE WOULDN'T BE HERE TODAY.))
SUPER=01-Diane Shields/Monacan Descendant; :00
OUT Q=be here today.
The state says it's ready to send some of the bones back.. the rest need
more study to make sure they ARE of Monacan descent.
Steve Smallshaw talked with both sides--
Double Boxes=Tonya and Keith/Newsroom
I'll be back in 40-minutes with that report and much more.
Thanks Keith, we'll check it out.
Topping tonight's Health CHeck Report...It's that time of year when we think
of colds and flu-- another infection can hit infants and children.
Its called Respiratory synsicial (Sinn-ciss-shul) virus, RSV.
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control says 90-thousand people
mostly infants under six months old, are hospitalized with RSV and 45-hundred
die each year.
The symptoms are very similar to colds, including a runny nose, cough and
But they can also be more serious: causing rapid breathing, wheezing and
even respiratory distress.
Doctors say parents who have infants or school-aged children need to be on
the alert for these signs and should try to keep kids with these symptoms away
from babies under one year old.
The other thing that parents can do: Kick the habit-- the study found
babies whose parents smoke, are at a much greater risk for RSV.
IN Q=IN VERY SERIOUS CASES.
SUPER=01-Dr. Emily Senay/CBS Medical Correspondent;
OUT Q=WORKING ON A VACCINE.
While RSV is usually associated with children, it can cause mild respiratory
infections in adults....it is more serious in those with weakened immune
systems and elderly adults.
Whenever that cold lingers too long-- it could have progressed to a sinus
Sinus infections often take hold after a cold, when you're already
The sinus passages are the size of a pencil tip, and can easily get
Most sinus infections can be treated with antibiotics for two to three
weeks...doctors say ignoring treatment can permanently damage the passageways
and require surgery.
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SUPER=01-Dr. Marvin Fried/Beth Israel Deaconess;
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dissolve to pinnacle
Here are the signs of a sinus infection:
Typical cold symptoms last longer than ten days, you're experience facial
pain pressure, fatigue and nasal discharge.
Shopping for gifts, wrapping presents, cooking special meals-- its the
But it's a time that isn't fun for everyone.
The holidays can be a stressful time of year when extra demands are heaped
For some it brings on the holiday blues-- for some the social intensity this
time of year can lead to more than just anxiety--
SUPER=01-Lyn Day/Clinical Psychologist; :00
OUT Q=internally focused
IN Q=It is booked
((LYN DAY/CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST: IT IS BOOKED AS SOMETHING THAT MAKES EVERYBODY
HAPPY, AND IF YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES ARE NOT HAPPY THE CONTRAST IS PARTICULARLY
DIFFICULT FOR PEOPLE TO DEAL WITH SO DEPRESSION DOES BECOME MORE LIKELY.))
OUT Q=more likely
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Psychologist Lyn Day says there's a common myth that depression and suicidal
behavior increase during the holidays.
((LYN DAY/CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST:THERE'S NO GREATER INCIDENTS OF SUICIDE DURING
THE HOLIDAYS THAN ANY OTHER TIME OF YEAR IT JUST SEEMS TRAGIC AT HOLIDAY TIME
SO WE HEAR MORE ABOUT IT))
OUT Q=about it.
Signs to look for include: A sad, anxious or "empty" mood, Irritability--a
Loss of interest in friends, appearance--or just having fun in general.
Depression sufferes see a decrease in energy--fatigue
Sleep problems: Insomnia or oversleeping-- trouble eating.
Feelings of guilt or worthlessness, excessive crying and alcohol or drug
Stock tape 17--13:07 generic people
--Even people who don't become depressed can develop other stress reactions.
IN Q=One of the hazards
((LYN DAY/CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST:ONE OF THE HAZARDS OF THIS TIME OF YEAR IS
PEOPLE TEND TO ABUSE EVERYTHING FOOD, ALCOHOL--WE OVERINDULGE IN TOO MUCH AND
THAT CAN LEAD TO DEPRESSION.))
But there are ways to beat depression--
IN Q=One of the best
((LYN DAY/CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST:ONE OF THE BEST THINGS YOU CAN DO FOR
DEPRESSION AT THIS TINE OF YEAR PARTICULARLY IS GIVE YOURSELF TO OTHERS INSTEAD
OF BEING SO INTERNALLY FOCUSED))
OUT Q=internally focused.))
Day says staying active is important.
SHe says exercise is the number one cure for depression.
Time now for sports-- where Roy Stanley is talking football-- college and
pro-ball. Hi Roy.
Welcome folks to the start of your weekend, and the final countdown to
tomorrow's Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl.
Both Mt. Union and Lycoming have had busy days leading up tomorrow's one
Mike Stevens has more on today's activities.
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SUPER=03-Salem/FFE Championship Luncheon; :14
SUPER=01-Bill Curry/Colts Pro Bowler in 1971 & 72; :36
SUPER=01-Wayne Burrow/NCAA Championships Director; 1:07
OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."
((Several area football teams packed the coliseum area along with both teams to
And they got an unexpected Friday afternoon sermon from guest speaker Bill
Curry The former all-pro with the Colts who coached at Ga. Tech, Alabama and
Kentucky urged those in attendance to take care of their fellow man, and go the
extra mile to help someone you don't even know.
((BILL CURRY/COLTS PRO BOWLER IN 1971 & 72:))
After the luncheon both teams went through their final workouts before moving
into the stadium tomorrow. Field conditions for tomorrow afternoon's game
couldn't be better.))
((WAYNE BURROW/NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS DIRECTOR:))
((SCOTT SAMPSON/SALEM STADIUM MANAGER:))
The Washington Redskins have signed guard Keith Sims.
Sims will not play tomorrow in Washington's key match up with the New York
New York is in first place in the N-F-C east and the Skins need a win to
have any hopes of making it to the playoffs.
IN Q=First audio
((JEFF HOSTETTLER/REDSKIN QUARTERBACK: ))
((KEN HARVEY/REDSKINS LINEBACKER: ))
SUPER=01-Jeff Hostettler/Redskin Quarterback; :
SUPER=01-Ken Harvey/Redskin Linebacker; :14
OUT Q=............mistake free."
The Chairman of the board is 82 today.
It's expected to be a quiet birthday for Frank Sinatra.
His friends are probably making more noise about it than he is.
Old Blue eyes had been rumored to be close to death by the author of an
unauthorized biography, recently.
There have been questions about Sinatra's health ever since a hospital visit
a year ago.
He hasn't been seen in public since a heart attack last January.