Next on News 7-
More information on that body discovered in Downtown Roanoke last night.
A farewell to Congressman Sonny Bono-
And the Northeast is covered in ice.
Just in time for the weekend, a big change in weather patterns. More on the
forecast coming up.
Tonight on Health Check--
IN Q=I have people
((I HAVE PEOPLE SAY TO ME I LOOK FORWARD TO THESE SESSION AND WHEN I GET HERE I
WONDER WHY AND THEN AFTER IT'S OVER I REMEMBER WHY))
OUT Q=remember why.
Creating pleasure through pain-- Rolfing.
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More details into the discovery of a body next to a Downtown Roanoke office
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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
The man had been missing for a week.
The body of 40-year old Joel Elkins of Liberty Road in Roanoke was found
late yesterday afternoon at the Professional Arts Building on Franklin Road.
Firefighters used a ladder truck to lift his body from a concrete pit
30-feet below the parking lot.
The medical examiner says Elkins died of chest and abdominal injuries,
consistent with a fall.
Elkins was reported missing last Friday.
His car was towed away from the building parking lot a few hours before his
body was discovered.
Police don't know why Elkins had driven downtown.
The racketeering and arson case against Joe Abbott and his family begins
Attorneys spent much of the day today arguing last-minute motions...
including whether the government can put on a witness who says Rod Abed was
ready to pay him to make up an alibi for one of the fires the Abeds are accused
IN Q=If the government
((TOM BONDURANT/ASSISTANT US ATTORNEY: IF THE GOVERNMENT DOESN'T ASK HIM TO GO
FORWARD AND WORKING AN UNDERCOVER CAPACITY, TO MAKE PHONE CALLS OR ANYTHING,
HE'S NOT AN AGENT. AND ANYTHING THE DEFENDANT CHOOSES TO TELL HIM IS ADMISSIBLE
INTO COURT. ))
SUPER=01-Tom Bondurant/Assistant U.S. Attorney
OUT Q=admissible into court.
The trial in federal court is expected to last six weeks or more.
In Botetourt County-- two teenagers could face criminal charges for having
all the necessary materials to build a pipe bomb.
Sheriff Reed Kelly says a 6th grade student was trying to sell a fireworks
container plus fuses, shotgun pellets, and nails to another student at William
Clark Middle School yesterday.
Kelly says the materials could have produced a bomb.
Both students have been suspended for ten days, and could be charged with
manufacturing a bomb.
In an unrelated incident yesterday, a bomb threat was called into Troutville
Deputies evacuated students but found nothing.
Hundreds of mourners are saying farewell to Sonny Bono.
SUPER=03-Palm Springs, CA;
Many familiar faces were in the crowd- including California Governor Pete
Wilson, former Vice President Dan Qualye and singer Tony Orlando-
along with many fans who came from across the country.
((DAN QUAYLE/FORMER VICE PRESIDENT: HIS LASTING LEGACY WILL BE A PERSON THAT
CARED DEEPLY ABOUT PEOPEL HE WAS A GOOD FATHER, A GOOD HUSBAND, A GOOD
CONGRESSMAN, A PERSON WE ALL LOVED AND RESPECTED.))
SUPER=01-Dan Quayle/Former Vice President;
OUT Q=and respected."
Bono's ex-wife Cher and daughter Chastity along- with his widow and two
children sat in the front row.
Cher delivered a eulogy breaking down several times- She said Bono was
"someplace loving this."
The two-term congressman died in a skiing accident in South Lake Tahoe.
Ice and water are wrecking havoc in the Northeast-
A frozen state has almost completely shut down parts of Vermont and Maine-
where power outages are affecting over one million customers.
In upstate New York, swollen creeks and downed power lines have forced more
than four thousand people from their homes.
Storms there pelted communities with rain and ice.
SUPER=03-Beaver Co., PA;
In Pennsylvania, many roads are closed- In the western part of the state
flooding is already a serious problem.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
The highest honor a civilian can receive will soon be awarded to a civil
rights leader in Virginia.
Next on NEWS-7 at FIVE...
There's more competition in the Star City in the movie rental industry-
Even the big guns are taking notice.
Tonight on Health Check- the latest research into Alzheimer's disease and
how the newest medication for its patients is showing promise.
Our Museum Week continues here on NEWS-7 at FIVE.
Later on, Patrick shows us what's new at the Virginia Museum of
Transportation. Stay close.
Starting soon, Virginia students won't be the only ones getting report cards.
The State Board of Education yesterday approved a plan to issue report cards
on individual public SCHOOLS.
It's all part of Governor George Allen's plan to raise learning standards
across the Commonwealth.
Lynchburg educators say parents already have ways to measure a school's
IN Q=We as parents
((JIM MCCORMICK/LYNCHBURG SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: WE AS PARENTS, WE WALK INTO A
SCHOOL AND WE SAY TO THE TEACHER `WHY IS MY CHILD PERFORMING THIS WAY? WHY IS
HE OR SHE DOING SO WELL? WHAT IS IT THAT CONTRIBUTES TO THAT?' LIKEWISE, `WHAT
IS GETTING IN THE WAY OF MY CHILD'S ABILITY TO PERFORM?'))
SUPER=01-Jim McCormick/Lynchburg School Superintendent; :00
OUT Q=ability to perform?
McCormick says schools should be careful not to let high ratings come at the
expense of individual students.
Competition is heating up in Roanoke's movie-rental industry.
Hollywood Video opened a store at the Towers Shopping Center last month.
Almost immediately, Blockbuster Video matched Hollywood's five-night rental
Small, independent video stores have felt some pressure, too.
But employees at these local stores say they're not intimidated by big
IN Q=we know
((PATRICK BULLION/MOVIE EXPRESS: WE KNOW THE PEOPLE IN THIS AREA. WE KNOW WHAT
THEY LIKE. WE KNOW WHAT THEY DISLIKE. AND WE'RE ABLE TO REALLY TAILOR WHAT WE
DO AND THE PRODUCT WE GET AND THE SERVICES WE PROVIDE TOWARD THE PEOPLE IN THE
SUPER=01-Patrick Bullion/Movie Express;
OUT Q=THE AREA
Hollywood Video says the competition is going to get even more fierce.
It plans to open at least two more locations in the Roanoke Valley.
He says he wouldn't object to being called the father of the American civil
This week, Spotsylvania County resident James Farmer will hold a slightly
less prestigious title -- Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient.
Farmer pioneered Gandhi's non-violent resistence in America in
SUPER=04-"Eyes on the Prize" - PBS; :10!
1941 -- two decades before Martin Luther King, Junior.
He organized the freedom riders who won equal access to public
transportation in 1961.
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IN Q=It was a bold
((JAMES FARMER/MEDAL OF FREEDOM RECIPIENT: IT WAS A BOLD IDEA...BEAT OUR
SUPER=01-James Farmer/Medal of Freedom Recipient;
OUT Q=our heads.
Farmer will turn 78 years old on Monday.
He goes to the White House for the nation's highest civilian honor on
There's a new look BACK at the Virginia Museum of Transportation.
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Roanoke is home to Virginia's Museum of Transportation, and the current set
of exhibits is worth a mid-winter's visit.
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Patrick Evans joins us with a look inside at some of its newest additions,
including a look at Civil War transportation.
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The Roanoke Express hopes to beef up the win column this weekend... the
schedule in tonight's Two Minute Ticker.
In tonight's health check report--
A new drug on the market is working to improve the memory of Alzheimer's
IN Q=I am much better
((NINA REESE:I AM MUCH BETTER...MUCH BETTER AND THE MEDICINE HAS HELPED ME SO
OUT Q=me so much
News-7 at FIVE continues in a moment--
In just about 40-minutes we'll tell you the story of Melvin Shelton.
When he was just a schoolboy, Shelton read a story about the first horseless
carriages.. precursors to today's automobile.
The seed was planted.. decades later, after he had retired, Shelton decided
to reconstruct an 1896 Ford.
IN Q=I said at
((MELVIN SHELTON/BUILT HORSELESS CARRIAGE: I SAID AT THE TIME IF I EVER GET THE
TOOLS AND THE MONEY, WHATEVER IT TAKES, I WANT TO BUILD ME A HORSELESS
SUPER=01-Melvin Shelton/Built Horseless Carriage; :00
OUT Q=a horseless carriage.
Every sunny day, you can spot Shelton and his grandson out for a ride on the
sidewalks in Concord.
As you might imagine he draws a lot of attention..
Steve Smallshaw caught up with him-- and we'll hear more at the top of the
hour on NEWS-7 at SIX.
Dutch scientists say they may have found some clues to the cause of
Alzheimer's disease in the elderly.
The disease results in progressive memory loss.
The researchers found that defective proteins clog nerve cells in the brain.
They say the findings could also provide new leads in the hunt for
treatments to other age-related diseases.
Scientists discovered that certain messenger molecules get mutated, causing
the defective proteins to form.
The research team's next step is to figure out how the mutation happens and
how it works.
While there currently is no prevention or cure for Alzheimer's disease, there
seems to be a way to manage the symptoms.
A new drug called Aricept is helping patients make progress.
IN Q=I hadn't
SUPER=01-Martha Anderson/Geriatrics Clinical Nurse Specialist; :00
SUPER=01-Nina Reese/Alzheimer's Patient; :16
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.; :22
SUPER=01-Birmon Reese/Husband of Alzheimer's Patient; :30
SUPER=01-Agnes Six/Daughter of Alzheimer's Patient; :42
OUT Q=more alive.
IN Q=What it
((MARTHA ANDERSON/GERIATRICS:WHAT IT ACTUALLY DOES IS CAUSES ONE OF THE MEMORY
CHEMICALS IN THE BRAIN, ACETYLCHOLINE, TO HANG AROUND LONGER AND THAT'S HOW IT
OUT Q=how it works.
Nine-ah Reese only has to take the pill Aricept once a day...
Before, other medication had to be taken several times each day.
IN Q=I hadn't
((NINA REESE/ALZHEIMERS PATIENT:I HADN'T DONE VERY MUCH FOR A LONG TIME BUT I'M
DOING A LITTLE MORE))
OUT Q=little more
She's been married to Birmon Reese for 66 years...last year he noticed
changes in his wife.
IN Q=She was forgetting
((BIRMON REESE/SPOUSE OF ALZHEIMER'S PATIENT:SHE WAS FORGETTING AND DOING
LITTLE THINGS SHE DIDN'T REMEMBER DOING AND STUFF LIKE THAT.))
OUT Q=stuff like that
IN Q=She started
((AGNES SIX/DAUGHTER OF ALZHEIMER'S PATIENT: SHE STARTED GOING DOWN ABOUT A
YEAR AGO, SHE STAYED NERVOUS, PACED THE FLOOR RINGING HER HANDS, COULDN'T
CONCENTRATE ON ANYTHING))
OUT Q=on anything.
Nine-ah Reese has been taking the pill Aricept since November and is steadily
IN Q=We've had people
((MARTHA ANDERSON/GERIATRICS:WE'VE HAD PEOPLE MAKE COMMENTS LIKE, I FEEL LIKE
I'VE GOT MY MOMMA BACK, WE'VE HAD HUSBANDS SAY SHE'S COOKING DINNER AGAIN.
WE'VE HAD PATIENTS THEMSELVES SAY, I'M WELL, YOU'VE FIXED ME, IT'S NOT A CURE,
IT'S NOT A CURE, BUT IT DOES SEEM TO IMPROVE MEMORY.))
OUT Q=improve memory.
IN Q=Oh yay
((BIRMON REESE/SPOUSE OF ALZHEIMER'S PATIENT:OH YAY SHE'S GETTING MORE NATURAL,
SHE'LL FUSS AT ME NOW SOMETIMES.))
IN Q=To read a
((AGNES SIX:TO READ A LITTLE BIT MORE ESPECIALLY HER BIBLE, HER EYES ARE NOT
REAL GOOD, SHE'S INTERESTED IN GOING TO CHURCH AGAIN, THIS TYPE THING, SHE'S
JUST MORE ALIVE.))
Diagnosis is the key--doctors say they won't prescribe Aricept until they
diagnose a mild to moderate case of Alzheimer's.
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For more information about Aricept call Carilion Physician Referral Services
at 981-7641 or 1-800-422-8482.
Most of us want pain relief instantly--
How about a scientifically proven system of relieving aches, pains and stress
through deep muscle manipulation.
Rolfing works by slowly stretching and repositioning the body working through
connective tissue to improve circulation, flexibility and overall body balance.
Unlike massage--this process actually changes the relationship between body
IN Q=So I'm just
((CAROL BLANDING/CERTIFIED ROLFER: SO I'M JUST WORKING ALONG THE EDGE OF THE
SHOULDER BLADE, THERE'S A LOT OF MUSCLES THAT ATTACH ALONG THERE AND GET TIGHT.
ALL OF US HAVE TIGHTNESS IN OUT UPPER BACK, THAT SEEMS TO BE WHERE A LOT OF
PEOPLE HOLD THERE STRESS, WHOOPS SORRY THAT'S A TIGHT AREA))
SUPER=01-Carol Blanding/Certified Rolfer;
OUT Q=tight area.
Patients admit the procedure is uncomfortable--but that rolfing works
immediately to totally vanish problems.
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For an indepth look at rolfing check out our brand new weekend morning
newscast-- News 7 Sunday Morning at eight.
Moving on to sports-- Big changes in Big-D...we're talking about the Dallas
Mike Stevens has more on what players and fans hope will put the football
team back on the winning track.
Welcome folks to the start of your weekend and what is also the start of a
new era for
the Dallas Cowboys.
This afternoon Dallas coach Barry Switzer resigned after an emotional meeting
with team owner Jerry Jones.
IN Q="We have come...
((JERRY JONES/COWBOYS OWNER:))
SUPER=01-Jerry Jones/Cowboys Owner; 00
OUT Q=...SUPER BOWL TEAM."
No successor has been named at this time. Switzer refused to talk to
reporters about his departure.
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The Virginia Tech Hokies play their Atlantic 10 home opener tomorrow
afternoon at two o'clock against St, Joseph's.
This afternoon the Hokies went through an extended two hour practice in which
much of the time was pent on offensive execution - Tech's problem area through
the first ten games of the season.
((BOBBY HUSSEY/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:))
((MYRON GUILLORY/VA. TECH SENIOR GUARD:))
SUPER=01-Bobby Hussey/Va. Tech Head Coach; :03
SUPER=01-Myron Guillory/Va. Tech Senior Guard; :18
OUT Q=...THE COURT."
And if you can't make it to the Tech game tomorrow at two, you can watch UVa
take on number one ranked North Carolina tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 right here
The Roanoke Express is just five points out of first place in ECHL Northeast
The team can make up some ground this weekend with an important homestand
against Raleigh and Richmond.
The Express is home tonight and Saturday after coming off its disappointing
four game road trip.
The players brought home just one victory from that trip even though they
out-shot their opponents.
IN Q=WE'RE JUST GOING
((DAVE GAGNON/EXPRESS GOALIE: WE'RE JUST GOING BACK TO BASICS YOU KNOW THE
GOALTENDERS ARE DOING THEIR THING, FORWARDS, WE'RE TRYING TO PUT MORE PUCKS IN
THE NET. I DON'T THINK IT'S ANYTHING SPECIAL TO PREPARE FOR THOSE TEAMS.
WE'VE PLAYED WELL AGAINST BOTH OF THEM. I THINK WE'LL BE ALRIGHT.))
SUPER=01-Dave Gagnon/Express Goalie;
OUT Q= WE'LL BE ALRIGHT
Raleigh is big and tough and will certainly give Roanoke fits tonight.
Richmond comes in Saturday five points in front of the third place Express.
Jean's coming back with more News 7 at Five right after this quick break.
Have a nice weekend everybody.
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Another attempt to go around the world in a balloon is over-
SUPER=03-Near Yeso, NM;
It ended suddenly when pilots of the Global Hilton parachuted from their
balloon 150 miles east of Albuquerque-
The pilots were forced to abort their flight after only an hour because of a
problem with a helium cell.
Pilot Dave Melton is believed to be seriously injured with a hip injury after
a hard landing with his parachute.
He apparently went through a barbed wire fence at about 30 miles per hour.
This is the third attempt by a balloon team this year- but it's not the last-
Two balloonists in Switzerland plan to launch soon.
That's it for us on NEWS-7 at Five--
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