Next on News 7-
Thousands are still without electricty in the NRV-
This man says he had an affair with Monica Lewinsky.
And top high school prospect Lee Suggs announces where he is heading for
Some ice in the morning but then a big meltdown on Thursday at temperatures
soar into the 50's. More on that just ahead.
Tonight on Health Check --
More than 25 percent of HIV-positive mothers will pass the disease to their
But a new treatment could help kill the virus in infants.
The way a parent reacts to a baby's cry could impact the child's future
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First snow, now rain causing headaches for drivers-- and we could be in for
some tricky conditions overnight.
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Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
Motorists aren't the only ones coping with this recent bout of bad weather.
Thousands across the New River Valley are still without power.
Double Boxes=Jean and Teresa/Microwave
Teresa Hamilton joins us from Blacksburg with an update on the situation.
Jean-- crews from North Carolina, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee have been
brought in to help AEP restore electricity to the nearly 20-thousand homes
A task that's expected to last well into tomorrow.
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SUPER=01-Amy Ballard/Giles Co. Resident; :00
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SUPER=01-Scott Craig/Narrows Police Officer; :27 QUICK!!!!!
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IN Q=A lot
((AMY BALLARD/GILES CO. RESIDENT:A LOT OF THE RESTAURANTS, GAS STATIONS, THAT
KIND OF THING HAVE BEEN CLOSED TODAY, SO YOU'VE HAD TO COME TO PEARISBURG TO DO
OUT Q=do anything.
Amy Ballard lives in Narrows-- one of the Giles County communities that now
resembles a ghost town.
The heavy snow and ice that fell all day yesterday was simply more than the
power lines could handle.
Even stop lights were affected by Mother Nature.
This one in Narrows stopped working around three this morning.
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((SCOTT CRAIG/NARROWS POLICE OFFICER: WE'VE HAD SOMEBODY ON HERE AND STAGING
HERE MOST OF THE MORNING AND DAY. ))
OUT Q=and day.
( One quick note about road conditions-- most primary roads in the New River
Valley are in good shape-- but many of the secondary roads are still very
And a lot have yet to be scraped-- something that may not happen until
Let's check in now with Robin Reed-- you know it's getting quite cold out
Double Boxes=Robin and Teresa/Microwave
(Teresa tosses to Robin)
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Communities around the Roanoke Valley are also digging out, but it doesn't
appear that residents are out of the woods just yet.
American Electric Power says approximately 800 customers are still without
electricity, mostly in Botetourt- in the Eagle Rock area.
Another 17-hundred customers serviced by the Craig-Botetourt Electric Co-op
are out of power.
That's because of transmission line problems at a sub station and trees on
It could be tomorrow or Friday before power is restored.
Meanwhile in Roanoke, steady rainfall means possible flooding.
IN Q=A COUPLE OF
((BILL CLARK/PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR; A COUPLE OF HOURS AGO WHEN IT WAS STILL
RAINING, WE HAD QUITE A FEW LOCATIONS WHERE CLOGGED STORM DRAINS WERE KEEPING
THE WATER FROM RUNNING OF THE STREETS. IN THE LAST FEW HOURS IT HAS CHANGED
SUPER=01-Bill Clark/Public Works Director;
City and state transportation workers now turn their attention to the
possibility of roads icing over as temperatures drop.
Much of the rain and snow we've had is draining into Smith Mountain Lake.
A-E-P estimates the water level will hit about one foot above full pond this
The power company is keeping a close eye on the lake, and says more rain
this afternoon could push it up higher.
But any flooding around Smith Mountain Lake should be minor.
One fatality is being blamed tonight on the storm that has swept across
An asthma patient in Tazewell could NOT be transported to a local hospital
because of heavy snow.
Governor Jim Gilmore has taken what he calls "the extraordinary step" of
declaring a statewide state of emergency.
IN Q=My office
((GOV. JIM GILMORE: MY OFFICE HAS OF COURSE BEEN DIRECTING IT THROUGH OUR
DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY SERVICES WHO THEN CAN COORDINATE ALL STATE AGENCIES ALL
ACROSS THE COMMONWEALTH IN ORDER TO ASSIST THE PEOPLE OF THE SOUTHWEST IN
COORDINATION WITH THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES THERE AS WELL. WE'LL MONITOR THE
ENTIRE STATE. WE'RE CONCERNED ALSO ABOUT REPORTS THAT WE'RE SEEING OF A LOT OF
RAINFALL AND HIGH WINDS IN HAMPTON ROADS... TAKE WHATEVER MEASURES ARE
NECESSARY TO PROTECT LIVES.))
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Governor Jim Gilmore says National Guard units have already been activated
in far southwest Virginia, and are on standby throughout the rest of the state.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
More trouble for President Clinton today, as Air Force One gets stuck in the
mud at an Illinois airport. That story is just ahead--
also the latest on the Monica Lewinsky story-- a former boyfriend is speaking
out about their affair and her credibility.
In health news --
A gene mutation that slows the progression of AIDS in adults is also helping
newborns infected with H-I-V.
It's a different approach to food shopping-- the co-op.
Patrick Evans will take us to a Roanoke store--that's a little later on News
7 at Five.
Air Force One got stuck in the mud this afternoon-
The jet was taxing for takeoff when the right wheel rolled off the runway.
The Boeing 707 was attempting to leave Champaign, Illinois where the
A backup plane was there ready to take the President.
Back in Washington, the investigation into sex allegations against the
President moved on.
Prosecutors questioned former White House chief of staff Leon Panetta.
Monica Lewinsky started her internship working in his office.
No word on whether Lewinsky's married former drama instructor will be called.
Andy Bleiler (BLY-err) said he had a five year affair with Lewinsky-
He says she later bragged about having an affair with a high ranking federal
((TERRY GILES/BLEILER'S ATTORNEY: DURING THE ENTIRE TIME THAT MONICA WORKED AT
THE WHITE HOUSE AND PENTAGON SHE WAS IN CONSTAND COMMUNICATION WITH ANDY AND
KATHY. KATHY NOT KNOWING OF OF THE AFFAIR OF COURSE, THOUGHT MONICA WAS A
FRIEND, SOMETIMES THAT COMMUNICATION WOULD BE AS MUCH AS FOUR OR FIVE PHONE
CALLS A DAY.))
SUPER=01-Terry Giles/Bleiler's Attorney;
OUT Q=phone calls a day.
Giles says Bly-err will turn over documents about the affair to a special
prosecutor Kenneth Starr.
The media's coverage of the President gets a failing grade from two
Washington and Lee professors.
Eric Earnhart is in the newsroom with more...
Double Boxes=Jean and Eric/Newsroom
Jean, Lou Hodges is often called on to comment on media's ethics or lack
He calls the press coverage of the so-called "Washington Scandal"...
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SUPER=01-Lou Hodges/W&L Journalism Ethics Professor; :17
SUPER=01-Halford Ryan/W&L Public Speaking Professor; :42
OUT Q=terrible way to act
(( He's been "crisis coverage" in the media for years, but Lou Hodges says
nothing has been quite like this.
Pushed by competition, live technology and and 24 hour news demanding
constant updates, the press, Hodges says, is leaving out a crucial part of the
IN Q=the difficulty
((LOU HODGES/W&L JOURNALISM ETHICS PROFESSOR; THE DIFFICULTY IS THERE'S NO
EDITOR. IT'S VERY DIFFICULT, IF YOU'RE GOING TO GET SOMETHING ON THE AIR FIVE
MINUTES AFTER YOU HAVE IT, TO RUN IT THROUGH AN EDITORIAL PROCESS BY WHICH YOU
CAN DISTINGUISH BETWEEN ALLEGATION AND TRUTH.))
OUT Q=allegation and truth
Halford Ryan teaches public speaking, and edited a book on political
rhetoric... he says the press is making too much of the Presidents carefully
IN Q=it makes it difficult
((HALFORD RYAN/W&L PROFESSOR; IT MAKES IT DIFFICULT FOR HIM TO RESPOND EXACTLY
TO WHAT HE SHOULD DEFEND, AND SO I THINK THE AMERICAN PEOPLE OUGHT TO LOOK NO
ONLY AT HIS MESSAGE, BUT AT THE ACCUSATIONS AND ALSO THE WAY THE MEDIA IS
MANAGING IT, BECAUSE TO SOME DEGREE ALL OF THEM ARE DOING A DISSERVICE.))
OUT Q=a disservice
Hodges also finds it disturbing that the media appears willing, and even eager
to act as a pawn in a political fight.
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((LOU HODGES/W&L JOURNALISM ETHICS PROFESSOR; THE PRESS HAS SIMPLY BEEN DRAGGED
ALONG LIKE A LITTLE DOG, FOLLOWING AND BEING WILLING TO BE MANIPULATED BY THE
ACTORS IN THE WHOLE DRAMA. THAT'S A TERRIBLE ROLE FOR THE PRESS TO PLAY, A
TERRIBLE WAY TO ACT.))))
OUT Q=way to act
Hodges says he's hopefull that the media will learn from this experience, and
handle the next big event, whatever it may be, a little differently, Jean?
Double Boxes=Jean and Eric/Newsroom
Tensions with Iraq are not letting up-
As the possiblity of a military strike looms larger- the Secretary of State
is heading overseas.
She'll try to bolster support for a tough stance against Saddam Hussein.
((MADELEINE ALBRIGHT/SECRETARY OF STATE: I WILL BE EXPLAINING THE AMERICAN
POSITION TO LEADERS IN THE COUNTRIES I VISIT. WHILE MAKING IT CLEAR THAT WHILE
CONFRNTING THE CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER POSED BY IRAQ'S LAWLESSNESS, THE
DIPLOMATIC STRING IS RUNNING OUT.))
SUPER=01-Madeleine Albright/Secretary of State;
OUT Q=is running out.
Albright will visit France and Britian and hold talks with Russia's foreign
A trip to the grocery store takes on a different meaning when you shop at a
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STOCKS BUMP NEXT
When weather likes this hits, most people end up at their local grocery
Double Boxes=Jean and Patrick/Microwave
Patrick Evans has a story about a different kind of grocery store that's
been quietly doing business for many years in Roanoke's Grandin Road
SUPER=01-Pete Johnson/Roanoke Natural Food Co-op;
(Patrick ad lib live interview)
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health music under
The Winter Olympics kick off in just a little more than a week--and all eyes
will be on the ice. We'll have a preview of the figure skating competition.
In tonight's health check report --
Not knowing how to comfort a crying baby is a frustration for many parents.
But now medical research suggests the PITCH of a baby's cry can actually
prompt abusive behavior.
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((DR. PHILLIP ZESKIN:WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT CHILD ABUSE, PHYSICAL CHILD
ABUSE, ONE OF THE BEST PREDICTORS OF WHO GETS ABUSED IS THE CHILD'S
CHARACTERISTICS. AND THE CHILD'S CHARACTERISTICS MOST FREQUENTLY
MENTIONED IS I COULDN'T STAND THAT CHILD'S CRYING ANYMORE.))
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Good afternoon I'm Keith Humphry with a preview of one of the stories you'll
see coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX--
Virginia Museum of Natural History board members regroup today after a
budget blow from Jim Gilmore-- one that surprised his predecessor.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: I'M SURE THEY FEEL LIKE GOSH IF THIS GETS STUDIED IT'S
LIKE IT'S ON ICE AND IT JUST KEEPS GETTING PUSHED OFF.))
SUPER=01-George Allen/Former Governor;
OUT Q=pushed off.
We'll have the latest on what Martinsville hopes will be a 20- million
dollar museum and showplace, once the politicking is over.
Double Boxes=Jean and Keith/Newsroom
That's coming up at top of the hour on NEWS 7 at SIX Jean.
The government is warning about a common virus that can be fatal in children.
Symptoms resemble that of a cold -- but it doesn't go away.
VO-NAT 10:31:07 Newspath--video of the pump
R-S-V is so dangerous some young patients can only be treated with a pump
that bypasses the lungs until a child's injured lungs can heal themselves.
Despite such treatments, nationwide R-S-V takes 45-hundred lives every year.
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((DR. DAVID JAIMOVICH/HOPE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL:IN THE I-C-U WE PROBABLY SEE
SOMEWHERE BETWEEN 150-200 PATIENTS A YEAR.))
SUPER=02-Dr. David Jaimovich/Hope Children's Hospital;
OUT Q=a year.
The government expects cases of R-S-V to peak over the next two months.
Adults also get R-S-V, but it usually only develops into a bad cold.
Many parents can tell you exactly what their baby's cry means...a dirty
diaper, hunger or even colic.
But did you know that your baby's cry may be able to predict his or her health
in the future?
A ten year study followed two groups of healthy children starting from birth.
The only difference was the mother's behavior during pregnancy.
Researchers then compared the cries of the two groups.
IN Q=This is the cry...
((DR. PHILLIP ZESKIN/CAROLINAS MEDICAL CENTER:THIS IS THE CRY OF A NORMAL
HEALTHY,TWO DAY OLD.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Phillip Zeskin/Carolinas Medical Center
OUT Q=day old.
****Tonya on cart*****
Doctors say the pitch is different in the babies in the at risk group.
IN Q=Those babies
((DR. PHILLIP ZESKIN/RESEARCHER:THOSE BABIES WHO HAD THE ABNORMAL CRY SOUNDS BY
OUR DETECTION METHODS HAD ALL KINDS PROBLEMS RANGING FROM ATTENTION DEFICIT TO
Doctor says the mother of the baby with the high pitched cry drank alcohol
Researchers also say babies need stimulation when they are upset.
If a parent ignores a crying baby, the experts say that may indicate a future
potential for abuse. The theory is that if parents are irritated by the crying
they may not be able to contain their anger as the child grows older.
A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds a gene
mutation that slows the progression of AIDS in adults also helps newborns.
The mutation is believed to be absent in African-Americans and Asians but
present in 10 percent to 15 percent of whites.
DISSOLVE TO PINNACLE FULLSCREEN/HIV STUDY
By age 8, only 11 percent of HIV-infected babies with the gene mutation had
suffered serious AIDS-related illness, compared with 49 percent of babies who
lacked the mutation.
Researchers say the finding could someday help scientists develop new drugs
to prevent or kill HIV infection in newborns.
In sports--where will William Fleming star Lee Suggs play college football?
And another Friday Football Extra standout has also announced his college pick
today. Here's Mike Stevens with more.
Welcome folks to the midweek ticker that begins with a bang for a former
Friday Football Extra player of the week.
William Fleming running back Lee Suggs, a three time player of the week who
led the Colonels to the state championship game in Division Five this past
season and rushed for a mind boggling 2 thousand 8 hundred and 92 years in his
senior season has finally picked his college.
Roy Stanley has the envelope.
IN Q="O-K Mike...
SUPER=01-Lee Suggs/2892 Rushing Yards In 1997; :10
OUT Q=.....to you Mike.
The Hokies also got another huge commitment today as quarterback Michael Vick
from Warwick High School picked Tech over Syracuse.
Vick is a Super Prep magazine all-american who had 47 career touchdown
Vick is six-two and weighs 190 pounds.
VMI received a verbal commitment from Franklin County kicker Matt Maxey
late this afternoon.
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Flanked by his parents' Maxey announced his decision to attend VMI. The
senior says VMI has offered him a partial scholarship.
Maxey, who was second team all state this past season; set Eagle records
for longest field goal; 51 yards, and most kicking career points. Academics
also played a major role in this B plus student's decision to join the keydets.
((MATT MAXEY/VERBALLY COMMITS TO VMI:))
SUPER=01-Matt Maxey/Verbally Commits to VMI; :00
OUT Q=...such things"
Finally, in basketball; the Roanoke college/Emory & Henry men's basketball
game tonight has been postponed due to weather conditions in the Emory area. It
has been rescheduled for February 18th at 7;30 at Roanoke.
The inclement weather has also forced us to move Hometown Hoops weekly to
tomorrow. Have a safe Wednesday everybody.
The Olympics are just around the corner- and all eyes are focusing on the
One of those stars is 14 year old Tara Lipinski- who hopes to skate her way
to a gold medal.
((YOU KNOW I'VE BEEN DREAMING OF IT NOW FOR 12 YEARS AND NOW IT'S HAPPENED AND
I'M STILL IN SHOCK THAT I'M GOINNA BE GOING TO NAGANO AND I'M GONNA HAVE THE
JACKETS AND THE RING JUST BEING AN OLYMPIAN IT'S GONNA BE SO EXCITING.))
SUPER=01-Tara Lipinsky/Olympic Skater; (wait til :04)
OUT Q=be so exciting.
Lipinski says there's not a rivalry between she and Michelle Kwan-
She says they're both just going for the same dream.
You can see more of Bryant s interview with Tara Lapinski- on Public Eye with
Bryant Gumbel tonight on your hometown station.