Next on News 7-
President Clinton speaks out on the allegations that he had an affair-
And layoffs for more than 200 workers at Salem's General Electric plant.
The Tuesday forecast calls for a winter mix of precipitation. Rain, sleet
and snow. More coming up.
On Healthcheck today,
the unique world of autistic children.
Why is so little known about the disorder that effects communication and social
and the kit that might be able to help you kick the smoking habit.
(Jean ad lib)
((I DID NOT HAVE SEXUAL RELATIONS WITH THAT WOMAN.))
OUT Q=WITH THAT WOMAN."
After remaining silent for days the President once again denies he had an
affair with Monica Lewinsky.
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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
Bill Clinton pounded the lecturn- and told the American peole he never asked
anyone to lie- EVER.
Meanwhile today Monica Lewinsky left her apartment for the first time since
this scandal broke- reportedly to see her lawyer.
Drew Levinson is following the case and has the latest from Washington.
Live=Drew Levinson Full/Newspath
SOT **Rolled from Newspath**
SUPER=01-William Ginsburg/Lewinsky's Attorney;
SUPER=01-Kenneth Starr/Independent Counsel;
OUT Q=while she was in college
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After a three-week shutdown, the General Electric plant in Salem re-opened
But when some hourly workers who were on temporary leave came back to work...
they found their jobs had been eliminated.
Scott Goldberg has the story from Salem.
SUPER=01-Judy Scheder/Laid-off Worker;
SUPER=01-Reginald Berry/Laid-off Worker;
OUT Q=few extra bucks
That was News 7's Scott Goldberg reporting.
General Electric says it is laying off 170-hourly workers...and 75-salaried
That's 15-percent of the company's entire work force in Salem.
Goodyear's Danville plant is moving closer to continuous operations.
Members of Local 8-31 are voting this week on a new shift schedule.
There are three shift options on the ballot, two 8-hour schedules and one
Most union workers are putting their support behind the 12-hour shift
IN Q=You work from
((JAMES ADKINS/UNION WORKER: YOU WORK FROM SEVEN TO SEVEN AT NIGHT.. SEVEN AT
NIGHT TO SEVEN IN THE MORNING. TWO DAYS ON, TWO DAYS OFF. WEEKENDS YOU WORK
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY AND THEN EVERY OTHER WEEKEND YOU GET OFF.))
SUPER=01-James Adkins/Union Worker;
OUT Q=you get off.
Previously union members have rejected mandatory Sunday shifts, and
management stopped investing in the plant.
Today, the rank and file will narrow the three proposals down to two.
On Wednesday, they'll make their final decision.
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Investigators now know the cause of last week's West Virginia fire that
killed a volunteer firefighter. That story is just ahead on News 7 at Five.
and the latest from Space Shuttle Endeavour--a snag with the spacesuit
that astronaut Andy Thomas will wear aboard Mir.
If you've tried but failed to stop smoking--you're not alone.
Many people try three or four times before quitting for good.
We'll have some advice on how you can Break the Chain.
And a Roanoke-born artist who's made a name for herself nationally returns to
Patrick Evans talks with Dorothy Gillespie and shows us some of her work now
on display in the Star City.
A Grennbrier County fire that claimed the life of a volunteer firefighter
was an accident.
The fire destroyed a grocery store in Fairlea last week.
Fire investigators say the cause of the blaze was electrical.
They traced the start of the fire to coolers in the back of the store.
24-year old Greg Carter died after entering the building's back door.
Carter's funeral was held over the weekend.
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The devil continues to be in the details of Jim Gilmore's car tax cut.
Rural Democrats began an assault on the plan today -- pushing for "low tax
localities" to get more money than the high tax affluent counties.
IN Q=My great
((DEL. BARNIE DAY/D-PATRICK CO.: MY GREAT HOPE IS THAT WE WILL INDIVIDUALLY
TAKE OFF OUR BLINDERS AND THINK FOR OURSELVES ON THIS ONE. DO THE NUMBERS
OUT Q=numbers yourself.
But suburban Republicans say they'll fight a re-write of the plan.
IN Q=Listen to
((DEL. VINCE CALLAHAN: LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA. IF WE DON'T LISTEN
TO THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA, OUR SYSTEM FAILS.))
SUPER=01-Del. Vince Callahan/(R) Fairfax;
OUT Q=system fails.
The House Appropriations committee also got the fine print on Friday's
budget cuts to museums and cultural centers.
Some 17-million dollars of those cuts hit Southwest or Southside Virginia.
About a half million hit northern Virginia.
The largest acquistion in the computer business is in the works.
Compaq (Compac) is buying Digital Equipment for more than nine and half
billion dollars in stock and cash.
The two computer makers will become the world's second-largest computing
((BOB PALMER/DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CHAIRMAN: THESE KINDS OF TRANSACTIONS ARE ALWAYS
COMPLEX AND THIS ONE WAS NO EXCEPTION BUT THE REASON FOR REACHING THIS
AGREEMENT WAS REALLY VERY SIMPLE TOGETHER WE ARE MUCH STRONGER COMPETITOR THAN
WE WERE AS SEPARATE COMPANIES.))
SUPER=01-Bob Palmer/Digital Equipment Chairman;
OUT Q=as separate companies.
Compaq makes Personal computers- while Digital is a major producer of big
computers which run networks of smaller machines.
It's one thing when your clothes are too tight on earth- but when a
spacesuit is too small it can cause big troubles for NASA.
That's just what happened to Astronaut Andy Thomas-
He arrived at the Russian Space Station Mir yesterday- ready to replace his
colleague David Wolf-
But when Thomas tried on his custom made Russian Space suit, he realized it
was too tight.
NASA officials were ready to call off his four and half month stay aboard
Mir- but instead made adjusments with sizing straps.
Now the pressurized suit fits just fine.
She invented the "painted sculpture" art form, and over the weekend she
returned to her roots...
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OUT Q=News 7 at Five.
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In 1943, Roanoke native Dorothy Gillespie moved to New York City, and
started what has become a long and distinguished career in painting and
She returned home with some of her work, now hanging at the Art Museum of
Western Virginia, and Patrick Evans files this colorful report.
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SUPER=01-Dorothy Gillespie/Artist; :33
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A community effort to save a group of dolphins in danger. That story is
still to come on News 7 at Five.
In health news, how to beat the nicotine habit.
and parents of autistic children want to raise awareness about the
disorder--they say their kids are often misunderstood because they can't
IN Q=They are their
((THEY ARE IN THEIR OWN LITTLE WORLD BUT WE'RE TRYING VERY HARD TO PULL THEM
OUT OF THAT.))
OUT Q=out of that
There's more News 7 at Five, but first a look at one of the stories you'll
see on NEWS 7 at six.
We'll venture inside a spectacular new CAVE at Virginia Tech.
But this CAVE isn't the result of Mother Nature.
In this instance-- CAVE stands for Cave Automatic Virtual Environment.
It's state of the art three-D technology designed to help professors,
students and businesses in a number of studies and experiments.
For instance-- chemistry students can actually feel as though they're
walking inside a molecule.
Virginia Tech is one of only six universities across the country using the
CAVE. More tonight at Six.
Tobacco addiction is a serious health problem and the number one preventable
risk factor for the major causes of death in America.
The American Lung Association reports the average former smoker tries about
four times before stomping out the habit for good.
"Break the Chain" is a program to help people stop using tobacco products by
giving them the information they need to quit smoking...and a support system to
remain a non-smoker.
IN Q=The social
SUPER=01-Kathleen McGovern/Former Smoker; :00
SUPER=01-Debbie Sams/Public Health Nurse; :23
OUT Q=or not
IN Q=The social habits
((KATHLEEN MCGOVERN/FORMER SMOKER:THE SOCIAL HABITS ARE HARD AT THIS POINT I AM
STILL TRYING TO STAY AWAY FROM FRIENDS WHO SMOKE BECAUSE I KNOW THAT THAT WILL
GIVE ME A BIGGER CRAVING.))
OUT Q=bigger craving.
****Tonya on cart******
Kathleen McGovern grew up with a family of smokers and smoked a pack a day
for twenty years.
Now she's been smoke free since January 1st and she's optimistic she'll stick
to her New Year's Resolution with the help of "Break the Chain".
IN Q=It's a
((DEBBIE SAMS/PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE:IT'S A VERY HARD ADDICTION TO BREAK SO YOUR
SUPPORT PERSON YOUR SUPPORT SYSTEM WHETHER IT'S YOUR WORK SITE OR YOUR CHURCH
OR YOUR FAMILY IS THE MOST IMPORTANT AS TO WHETHER YOU'LL BE SUCCESSFUL OR
OUT Q=or not ))
The Quit Kit also comes with an instruction sheet, information about
nicotine, and an addiction level test.
One hundred people have already signed up to Break the Chain.
Kits are available right now until the end of February at the Health
Departments in Roanoke County, Salem, Vinton, Botetourt, Craig County, Roanoke
City, Covington and Clifton Forge.
Autism strikes more children than Down Syndrome -- according to the National
The disorder leaves many patients mute,but minds still intact.
For this, National Autism Month, Tina Tenret sits us down with three
IN Q=Five year old
SUPER=01-Didi Zaryczny/Zachary's Mother; :19
SUPER=01-Gail Andress/Taylor's Mother; :48
SUPER=01-Dr. Tom Wilson/Neurologist; 1:00 QUICK!!!
OUT Q=TT, News7, Bedford
(( Five year old Zachary attends mainstream kindergarden classes -- but
unlike the other children he rarely sits still.
His mom says he learned his ABC's on the swings -- his mind works best when
his body's in motion.
Zach is obsessed with routine, every day the same.
IN Q=With his day
((DIDI ZARYCZNY/ZACHARY'S MOTHER: WITH HIS DAY, WITH HIS FOOD -- HE HAS TO HAVE
THE SAME FOOD. YOU CAN'T GET HIM A CHEESEBURGER FROM ONE RESTAURANT AND ASSUME
HE'S GOING TO EAT IT. IT HAS TO ONLY BE MCDONALD'S.))
Taylor is more severely autistic -- he will not talk.
Teachers say Taylor can read, even though he's never been taught.
But not knowing the simple things lands Taylor in the emergency room.
IN Q=He has no
((GAIL ANDRESS/TAYLOR'S MOTHER: HE HAS NO CONCEPT OF FEAR. TO GIVE YOU A GOOD
EXAMPLE, YESTERDAY I WAS IN THE KITCHEN COOKING. I HAVE A LITTLE SECURITY GATE
THAT I KEEP UP IN THE DOORWAY. HE DECIDED HE WASN'T GOING OVER IT FRONTWAYS,
HE WAS GOING OVER IT BACKWARDS -- AND HE HIT HIS HEAD. HE NOW HAS A GOOSE-EGG.
DR. TOM WILSON/NEUROLOGIST: THEY JUST DON'T RESPOND TO THINGS THE SAME WAY.
THEY MAY HAVE A PAINFUL EXPERIENCE AND THEY MAY NOT CRY. THEY MAY BE VERY
OUT Q=very active
Billy, also autistic, doesn't understand words, but has sharpened his sense
of touch instead.
He thrives on tight squeezes.
IN Q=Deep pressure really calms
((GLORIA WOZNICK/BILLY'S MOTHER: DEEP PRESSURE REALLY CALMS HIM DOWN AND
USUALLY AT NIGHT IT PUTS HIM RIGHT TO SLEEP.))
OUT Q=to sleep
So what is autism? Even some doctors don't know.
IN Q=I told
((DIDI ZARYCZNY/ZACHARY'S MOTHER: I TOLD ZACH'S NEW PEDIATRICIAN, WE HAD JUST
MOVED TO BEDFORD, AND I MENTIONED ZACHARY COULD HAVE ASBERGER'S SYNDROME WHICH
IS A HIGH-FUNCTIONING AUTISTIC. HE DIDN'T KNOW WHAT I WAS TALKING ABOUT. HE
SAID WHAT'S THAT?))
OUT Q=what's that
Doctors often label children autistic as a last resort -- after they've
tested negative for everything else.
IN Q=They need
((THEY NEED MORE TRAINING. THEY NEED TO BE AWARE OF IT AND THEY NEED TO BE
ABLE TO DIAGNOSE IT BETTER. I THINK A LOT OF AUTISTIC CHILDREN ARE BEING
Autistic children can be happy and productive, parents say, but first they
need more information -- and compassion.
Tina Tenret, News7, Bedford.))))
In sports, the Super Bowl's M-V-P collects his prize--
And NASCAR will open its 50th anniversary season with a record purse at
Daytona. Mike Stevens has the story in the Two Minute Ticker.
Welcome everybody to the Monday ticker and the start of the half price sale
on Green Bay Packers' merchandise.
The Denver Broncos super upset in the Super Bowl has led to a rash of Bronco
mania in places other than the Rocky Mountains.
SUPER=03-San Diego, CA; :00
This afternoon in San Diego, NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue presented
Terrell Davis with his most valuable player award.
Davis picked a new truck along with the trophy.
IN Q="The trophy...
((TERRELL DAVIS/SUPER BOWL MVP:))
SUPER=01-Terrell Davis/Super Bowl MVP; :00
OUT Q=...OFFENSIVE EFFORT."
Davis had 157 yards rushing and a record 3 TD's in the game.
But while he had all the answers for the Packers he remains uncertain about
whether his teammate John Elway will come back or retire.
IN Q="I mean...
((MIKE SHANAHAN/DENVER HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Mike Shanahan/Denver Head Coach; :15
OUT Q=...FOOTBALL TEAM."
The Broncos will be honored with a parade tomorrow in Denver.
NASCAR has decided to get its 50th anniversary season off to a eye popping
This afternoon the folks at Daytona announced that the purse for the February
15th race will top the $7 million dollar mark.
SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL/Last February; :00
The race winner will get one million dollars and the second place finisher in
the 500 will take home $500 thousand bucks.
Each of the top 11 finishers is guaranteed of winning at least $100 thousand.
That's a far cry from the first 500 in 1959, when Lee Petty
won the race and the championship.
That year Petty won $45 thousand, 5 hundred and 70 dollars for the whole
More sports for you tonight at six.
Have a great night folks.
take a break
Low tide can be tough for dolphins in search of dinner.
The pod of dolphins was chasing a school of fish when the falling tide off
Australia- left them stranded.
25 dolphins died, but rescuers managed to save almost half of the group.
People on shore chipped in to help- even children ran into the water to
Several dolphins thrashing in shallow waters were guided back out to sea.
The dolphins' sonar-like ability to find direction apparently
could not operate in the shallow water- preventing them from
getting back to the open sea on their own.