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A Norfolk Southern train plunges into the icy Maury river-
Snow and ice are still plaguing parts of the region.
And it's practice time for the olympic athletes.
Drizzle in the lower elevations, icing above 3,000 feet to continue tonight.
Details just ahead.
Tonight on Health Check --
Some AIDS treatments are causing unusual side effects.
Roanoke Physical therapists are using the latest in industrial medicine.
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A washed-out section of track sends a Norfolk-Southern train into the Maury
Two crew members were able to swim to safety.
It's been a long day for Norfolk Southern crews.
They've been up since dawn working to repair the damage- The frieght train
derailed in Glasgow.
Double Boxes=Jean and Scott/Starlink
That's where we find Scott Goldberg tonight.
Scott, how bad is the damage?
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(rollcue: it could have been a lot worse)
IN Q=The Norfolk Southern
SUPER=01-Capt. Richard Spangler/Glasgow Volunteer Fire Dept.;
OUT Q=into the Maury River
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Double Boxes=Jean and Scott/Starlink
Life returned to normal for much of western Virginia today, but there's a
world of difference in the higher elevations.
Double Box=Jean & Joe/Microwave
Joe Dashiell is on Bent Mountain tonight where residents are still
struggling with the snow and ice.
Jean, it was shock to drive up here today. The weather in Roanoke is balmy
by comparison... and residents here have some real challenges ahead of them.
IN Q=The winter storm
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Charles Sizemore/Asplundh Tree Experts; :
OUT Q=it's a big mess.
((The winter storm made a special delivery on Bent Mountain. An inch of
ice toppled trees and telephone poles.
It left headaches for homeowners and plenty of work for the crews that
have been called in to clean up the mess.
NAT SOUND OF SAWS
Charles Sizemore and his crew came from Princeton West Virginia to help
the Virginia Department of Transportation clear roads in the area.
IN Q=When it's broke over like this
((CHARLES SIZEMORE: WHEN IT'S BROKE OVER LIKE THIS, IT'S MORE DANGEROUS. TREES
POP DIFFERENT WAYS. YOU'VE GOT ICE CONTEND WITH. YOU GOT SLICK ROADS, TRAFFIC.
IT'S A BIG MESS.))
OUT Q=It's a big mess.))
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Double Boxes=Jean and JoeD/Microwave
Authorities in Giles County are searching the New River from Narrows to
"Glen-LYN" for a man who may have drowned this morning.
A resident of the Riverview Campground in Narrows told police he saw a man
struggling and screaming for help in the middle of the river.
The man disappeared in the strong current that's beeb made worse by runoff
from the recent storms.
Investigators don't know who the victim is or how he got in the water.
They're searching the area for an abandoned car or boat trailer but so far
have turned up nothing.
The swift current and rising river levels have complicated the search and
kept divers out of the water.
Its cleanup time for folks living in Virginia Beach.
This is whats left after a winter storm ripped through the region.
Dozens of beachfront homes are flooded, roads are crumbled and most
everything is covered in mud.
In the Sandbridge section, high waves washed away pilings on a number of
oceanfront houses- and part of the main road caved in.
((I SEEN THIS STREET REBUILT BEFORE. THEY BUILT IT EXTRA HEAVY. YOU CAN SEE
MOTHER NATURE DID A GOOD JOB ON IT.))
SUPER=01-Clato Leone/Va Beach Resident;
OUT Q=a good job on it."
Rain is expected to continue through today as the storm churns out to sea.
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A Montgomery County teacher is facing child molestation charges.
That story is still ahead on News-7 at Five.
And President Clinton may have dodges a bullet.
An immunity deal for Monica Lewinsky is apparently off.
On health-check-- the connection between national disasters and suicide.
Rates can rise by as much as 60-percent.
Steve Mason will have this weeks edition of Hometown Hoops Weekly.
It's all still ahead on News-7 at Five.
It appears there was a deal between Monica Lewinsky and independent counsel
Kenneth Starr. But now its off.
CBS News confirmed that on Monday Lewinsky and her attorney had a deal with
But now several reports indicate Starr is not interested in granting
immunity under Monday's agreement.
((KENNETH STARR/INDEPENDPENT COUNSEL: WE WANT THE TRUTH. THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
OF THE UNITED STATES GAVE THIS OFFICE JURISDICATION OVER SERIOUS ALLEGAIONS.))
SUPER=01-Kenneth Starr/Independent Counsel;
OUT Q=serious allegations."
If the deal is off, Lewinsky's attorneys are said to be ready to pursue
legal avenues which could force Starr to abide by the agreement.
Meanwhile a West Palm Beach TV station is being supenoaed- to hand over
videotape showing Lewinsky with the President during a visit with Golfer Greg
Norman last March.
A military buildup is continuing in the Persian Gulf.
But U-S officials insist there is no "rush to war" mentality.
((WILLIAM COHEN/DEFENSE SECRETARY: WE ARE PROCEEDING TO EXPLORE EVERY
DIPLOMATIC INITIATIVE. THERE IS NO BEATING OF THE TOM TOMS AT THE WHITE
SUPER=01-William Cohen/Defense Secretary;
OUT Q=at the White House."
Cohen says a decision has been made though to send antoher 2 thousand
Marines to the Persian gulf.
A Montgomery County teacher is charged with sexually molesting a 16-year
34-year old Michael Blevins is a math teacher and wrestling coach at
Shawsville High School --
He faces 15 counts of fornication and 30 counts of crime against nature
Authorities say the crimes occurred in Smyth County last summer.
Blevins taught high school in Smyth County in the eighties, but state
police say the victim was NOT one of his students.
Blevins was arrested Tuesday at Shawsville High School -- the personnel
office says Blevins is suspended with pay to protect the students.
State police say they plan to press similar charges against Blevins in
Another Montgomery County educator -- John Breedlove -- goes to trial in
April for allegedly raping and sodomizing four girls.
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Danville police have stopped 60-pounds of pot from being sold on the
Officers arrested Miguel Pena of Cascade Virginia and Fernando Medina of
Mexico after finding drugs in their car yesterday.
The two men are in jail tonight-- each on 25-thousand dollars bail.
The marijuana has an estimated street value of 90-thousand dollars.
There's more News-7 ahead. Please stay with us.
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Anne Kempton is just a regular student at Radford University, but her
homework is a little different.
Patrick Evans has a preview today of "The Really Big Show" that Kempton and
her friends will put on tonight.
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SUPER=331-Intermittent/Light Rain/32-36/Mostly Cloudy/Drizzle/38-40;
SUPER=332-Winter Advisory/Rain & Sleet/31-33/Freezing/Drizzle/33-36;
SUPER=333-Light Rain/Freezing Above 3,000'/30-33/Cloudy With/Light Rain/36-40;
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Only one more day until the Olympic Games.
We'll have more from (NOG-ano) Nagano as the athletes gear up.
And Coming up next on Health Check --
A Roanoke rehabilitation service for workers injured on the job is taking
part in a national evaluation of patients.
Data is collected on therapy sessions and forwarded to a national database
where treatments can be compared from Roanoke to California.
IN Q=By sending
((TINA CADDEN/PHYSICAL THERAPIST:BY SENDING THE DATA TO ISERHAGEN THEY'RE GOING
TO BE COLLECTING IT NATIONALLY AND WE'LL BE ABLE TO ESTABLISH NATIONAL NORMS
BASED ON DIAGNOSIS AND HISTORY.))
OUT Q=and history.
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Coming up tonight at SIX--
Teen drivers got a break today in the House of Delegates.
A bill that would restrict teen drivers who've had a moving violation got
It's Lieutenant Governor John Hager's signature proposal.
We'll tell you how it looks now.
That's coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX.
Workers who are hurt on the job or suffer industrial injuries may be able to
return to work sooner with the help of a new program : the Iserhagen Work
Systems or I-Q program.
Rehab Services of Roanoke therapists say complete recovery is a slow
But a nationwide database can help them compare their patients' recovery
with others across the country. (/////SOT/////)
IN Q=Well that's
SUPER=01-Tina Cadden/Physical Therapist; :23
SUPER=07-Patricia Wenger; :43
OUT Q=a lot better
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IN Q=Well that's
((WELL THAT'S BETTER THAN IT HAS BEEN, YAY, THAT'S MUCH BETTER THAN IT HAS
OUT Q=has been.
10:53:02 cover of Tina
Tina Cadden works with patients to provide physical, speech and occupational
The evaluation and treatment of patients, called the Functional Capacity
evaluation system or F-C-E, are standardized tests that measure a patients
Therapists can then compare what patients should be doing on the job to what
they actually can do.
IN Q= It's normally ordered
((TINA CADDEN/PHYSICAL THERAPIST:IT'S NORMALLY ORDERED BY PEOPLE WHO HAVE HAD
SOME TYPE OF INDUSTRIAL INJURY. THERE HAND GOT CAUGHT IN A GRINDER AND THEY'VE
HAD SURGERY OR THEY'VE HAD A LOW BACK INJURY AND THEY'RE TAKING LONGER TO GET
BACK TO WORK THAN EXPECTED.))
OUT Q=than expected.
Patricia Wenger is a P-T who can empathize with her patients because she
herself is in physical therapy for a broken arm.
IN Q=I fractured
((PATRICIA WENGER:I FRACTURED MY ALMA AND IT WAS DISPLACED AND THEY DID SURGERY
TO PUT IT BACK IN POSITION WITH A PLATE AND SCREWS AND I HAVE LIMITED RANGE OF
MOTION WITH IT SO THEY'RE WORKING ON GETTING MY STRENGTHENING BACK.))
OUT Q=strengthening back.
She broke her arm in November and has since been improving with her
IN Q=I was doing
((PATRICIA WENGER:I WAS DOING A LOT MYSELF AND I HAD HIT A STALEMATE, BUT SINCE
I STARTED COMING HERE IT'S BEEN GETTING A LOT BETTER.))
OUT Q=a lot better.))
The program also involves follow up calls 6 months after a patient has
completed physical therapy.
The patients answer questions on how effective the rehab was for them which
in turn can help future patients.
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Suicide is often added to the list of human tragedies following a natural
A study by the Centers for Disease Control found that suicide rates increase
after floods, earthquakes and hurricanes.
Suicide rates rose 63-percent in the year following an earthquake, then
quickly dropped back to normal.
Suicides increased by 14-percent after a major flood, but the rate remained
above normal for up to four years.
Hurricanes raised the suicide rate more than 30-percent.
Scientists have documented the earliest known case of AIDS, and the date
may surprise you.
SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA
The AIDS virus was present in the blood of an African man who died in 1959.
That could provide clues to how the disease started.
Many scientists believe there is a link between S-I-V, an AIDS- like disease
in monkeys, and AIDS.
IN Q=Another popular hypothesis
((MARK BOWERS/SAN FRANCISCO AIDS FOUNDATION; ANOTHER POPULAR HYPOTHESIS ABOUT
WHERE IT CAME FROM WAS THE VAST IMMUNIZATION PROGRAM FOR POLIO THAT WAS
CONDUCTED IN AFRICA. THERE THEY DELIBERATLEY TOOK CELLS FROM MONKEY LIVERS TO
GROW A VACCINE AND IT WAS THOUGHT THAT SIV COULD HAVE EASILY BEEN IN THOSE
LIVER CELLS AND THEN BEEN MOVED INTO HUMAN BEINGS.))
SUPER=01-Mark Bowers/San Francisco AIDS Foundation
OUT Q=INTO HUMAN BEINGS
Still other researchers dispute that theory and say AIDS has been around for
a long time, even thousands of years.
The disease ebbed and flowed until modern travel and migration patterns
spread the disease to larger populations.
Scientists are trying to figure out the connection between AIDS treatments
and unusual fat deposits.
They appear to be side effects of a new class of drug therapies.
The fat deposits are more than just weight gain and have earned nick-names
Doctors want to make sure side effects don't point to a more serious problem
with the treatments.
It's time for the two minute ticker and Hometown Hoops Weekly. This edition
takes place in the class room.
Steve Mason has the story of two Roanoke College freshman basketball
players who teaching spelling and math rather than just X's and O's.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=01-Charles Godfrey/Virginia Heights Second Grader; :36
SUPER=01-Stephanie Rockwell/Program Creator; :45
SUPER=03-Roanoke/1997 High School Season; : 58
SUPER=01-Brad Dunleavy/Roanoke College Freshman; 1:12
SUPER=01-Colby Leftwich/Roanoke College Freshman; 1:25
SUPER=01-Kenny Parker/Virginia Heights Second Grader; 1:42
SUPER=0-Hilliary/Scott/Roanoke Assistant Coach: 1:49
OUT Q=....Hometown Hoops weekly"
((These second graders are starting to believe in themselves more than ever.
Every Thursday; since January; the youngsters have been spending the afternoon
with Brad Dunleavy, Colby Leftwich and assistant coach Hilliary Scott working
on their studies.
Colby and Brad have been best friends since childhood. Leftwich played at
Patrick Henry before joining the Maroons. Dunleavy, who stared at William
Fleming for a few seasons, will be a physical education major. The freshmen
have already had an impact in the ODAC but it is away from the spotlight and
with these kids where the biggest impression has been made on them.
The sessions are also about encouragement and confidence building. The teachers
make sure to balance learning, fun and some friendly competition.
The tutoring has been so successful; Virginia Heights and Roanoke College
will continue this winning system even after basketball season. Steve mason
Hometown Hops Weekly.))
Just one more day till the Winter Games.
And that means athletes are warming up.
Downhill skiers took their first practice runs yesterday.
And if the session was any indication of the final standings, the Austrians
should be taking home a lot of medals.
They took seven of the top ten places.
Jason Rose-ner was the top American finisher.
He came in 15th.
You can catch all of the Olympic action here on your hometown station
starting tomorrow evening at eight.
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