Next on News 7-
The President is briefed on a possible U-S strike on Iraq.
Were some area students breaking the law when they held a protest? A judge
Plus two new groups play at Tech. We'll hear Third Eye Blind and Smash
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Locally heavy rains are moving out. Scattered showers remain with mild air
and breezy conditions.medical-head
On Healthcheck tonight we begin a special series on adolescent health.
Why are many teenagers picking up poor health habits?
And is the medical community out of touch with this generation?
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((LET THERE BE NO DOUBT WE ARE PREPARED TO ACT BUT SADDAM COULD END THIS CRISIS
OUT Q=end this crisis tomorrow."
President Clinton says the U-S military is ready --and the American people
should be ready as well.
GRAPHIC=News 7 at Five
Good afternoon I'm Jean Jadhon.
The President paid a visit to the
where he was briefed on U-S readiness for a military strike.
Clinton says the U-S will act unless Saddam Hussein allows free weapons
((LET ME BE CLAER A MILITARY OPERATION CAN NOT DESTROY ALL THE WEAPONS OF MASS
DESTRUCTION CAPACITY BUT IT CAN AND WILL LEAVE HIM SIGNIFICANTLY WORSE OFF THAN
HE IS NOW.))
OUT Q=than he is now."
Meanwhile Iraq was quick to condemn the remarks-- Iraq's deputy prime
minister sayd the United States has no authority to attack.
Three abortion opponents have been convicted of trespassing for their part
in a protest at Lynchburg's E-C Glass High School last fall.
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/November 10, 1997; :00
Authorities say the national director of Operation Rescue--
Flip Benham-- helped organize the November 10th rally on school grounds.
He and two Liberty University students, John (RAY-iss) Reyes and Jeff Brown,
are also charged with protesting without a permit.
The demonstrators allegedly accosted several E-C Glass students as they
tried to enter school that morning, forcing religious pamphlets on them.
When administrators and police asked them to leave, the group did not
immediately do so.
Brown says he never helped organize the rally. (Ray-iss) Reyes and Benham
claim the students acted on their behalf.
The three were sentenced to a year in jail, with six months suspended. The
remainder of the sentence has been put off to allow the defendants to appeal.
It's high stakes poker day at the State Capitol.
And when it comes to his signature proposal, the Governor appears to be
holding just enough aces to win.
Double Boxes=Jean and Ellen/State Microwave
Ellen Qualls is at the Capitol.
Ellen, I know it's crossover day for all the non-revenue bills... but what
deadlines do the tax bills face?
Live=Ellen Full/State Microwave
Jean, today's the last day for the House and Senate Finance committees to
get their version of a tax cut bill out-- or NOT.
IN Q=So Senate
SUPER=01-Del. Jay DeBoer/(D) Petersburg; :26
OUT Q=Democratic Party.
So Senate Finance was agreeable to both sides: a car tax cut AND a food tax
cut were voted out.
Bo Trumbo voted for both.
((SEN. BO TRUMBO/R-FINCASTLE: I DON'T ANTICIPATE BOTH OF THEM WILL PASS IN
THEIR CURRENT FORM. THAT'S JUST TOO MUCH OF A CHUNK OUT OF THE CURRENT BUDGET.
BUT BY THE SAME TOKEN, IT'S IMPORTANT THAT WE LOOK AT BOTH OF THEM TO SEE HOW
THEY AFFECT NOT ONLY THE STATE AS A WHOLE, BUT WESTERN VIRGINIA.))
The evenly split House Finance Committee meeting now is another story.
((DEL. JAY DEBOER/D-PETERSBURG: WE ARE DEADLOCKED. THE CAR TAX PROPOSAL IS
NOT ADVANCING BECAUSE THE DEMOCRATS WANT CONSIDERATION OF THE ABOLITION OF THE
SALES TAX ON FOOD. THE REPUBLICANS UNTIL LATE LAST NIGHT WERE WILLING TO
CONSIDER THAT BUT BASICALLY RECEIVED AN ORDER FROM THE GOVERNOR NOT TO CONSIDER
SOT gilmore 12:47:35
((GOV. JIM GILMORE: AT THE END OF THE DAY THOUGH WE BELIEVE THAT WE WILL HAVE
BIPARTISAN SUPPORT IN THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES. WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO IT.
WE'VE BEEN IN TOUCH WITH MEMBERS OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY.))
Live=Ellen Full/State Microwave
If both parties hold their 12 votes tonight--
Double Boxes=Jean and Ellen/State Microwave
that means both Senate tax bills -- OR anything the Governor wants to send
down into either chamber -- are still LIVE options.
Jean Q&A-- So what's NOT an option?
With only 50 votes in the full House, the Democrats chances of amending the
car tax bill decline if they can't do it in committee tonight.5-Flooding
The rain has let up for the time being and along with it, the threat of flash
flooding, but not before high water problems in some areas.
Water runoff from nearby areas caused the Roanoke River to overflow parts of
But that didn't prevent some citizens from taking advantage of the sunshine.
The city's drainage systen apparently could not handle the heavy rains, as
several streets and some people's yards were lightly flooded.
The Roanoke River will continue rising until late this evening and will crest
at the ten foot flood stage.(toss to R)
(toss to Robin)
Time to check in with Meterologist Robin Reed.tease#1
HARD MUSIC UNDER
There's a verdict in the trial of a former Naval Academy midshipman accused of
ordering her boyfriend to kill a romantic rival. We'll have the story next on
News 7 at Five.
And we'll tell you why some Virginia college students are worried about paying
their tuition bills.
In health news, we hear alot about good nutrition and the need for
exercise--so why isn't the good health message getting through to teenagers?
Stay tuned for our special series on teen health.
No doubt you've noticed some creative advertising campaigns while watching
the Olympics and the Super Bowl.
Those commercials cost plenty, and coming up Patrick Evans will talk with a
Roanoke College professor-was it money well spent?
Comm Break#1 5-Cadet-Trial
A guilty verdict for Diane Zamora-
SUPER=03-Fort Worth, TX;
The former naval academy student was convicted of ordering her then-fiance
to kill a 16 year old he had a fling with.
Today the victim's father spoke.
((WE ALL LOOKED FORWARD TO A LIFE WITH HER. THIS HAS BEEN TAKEN AWAY. ))
SUPER=01-Bill Jones/Victim's Father;
OUT Q=has been taken away.
Zamora was sentenced to life in prison- She won't be eligible for parole
until she's almost 60.
Police investigators remain on the campus of Saint Paul's College
They continue to question students about the discovery of twin newborn
babies--the infants were found dead in a dorm trashroom.
Saint Paul's is a small co-ed college with about 700 students.
Police are trying to determine if the infants' mother is a student, and if
so, how she could conceal a pregnancy.
A housekeeper found one of the bodies in a utility room, and rescue workers
found the second body when they arrived.
One child was a boy, the other a girl.
When it comes to big sports events like the Olympics or the Super Bowl,
sometimes the T-V commercials are as interesting and attention-grabbing as the
(Patrick ad lib)
STOCKS BUMP NEXT
First it was the Superbowl, now sports fans can while away the hours glued
to coverage of the Winter Olympics.
Double Boxes=Jean and Patrick/Microwave
In addition to favorite sporting events, viewers also get ads, and plenty of
Today Patrick Evans enlists a professor from Roanoke College to analyze
some of these ads to see if they are in fact money well spent.
SUPER=01-Lissa Gilster/Professor of Marketing;
Patrick ad lib live interview
IN Q=commercial up
OUT Q=I laugh when I'm sad.
Double Boxes=Robin and Patrick/Microwave
Patrick ad lib toss to Robintease#3
health music under
TAPE#Net and tease 3**Two Tapes**
There's more News 7 at Five still to come--
IN Q=We're members of
((WE'RE MEMBERS OF THIRD EYE BLIND AND WE'RE COMING UP NEXT ON NEWS 7 AT
OUT Q=News 7 at Five
And on Health Check --
Americans as a whole, are getting healthier,
but the population between the ages of 10 and 19 are not.
Teenagers may not be getting the health care they need -- as they ride a
physical and emotional rollercoaster.
IN Q=These kids are radically
((DR. LUTHUR BEAZLEY/PEDIATRICIAN:THESE KIDS ARE RADICALLY CHANGING
PHYSICALLY BUT IT IS THEIR MIND THAT IS USUALLY IN THE MOST TURMOIL.))
OUT Q=most turmoil
Good afternoon. I'm Keith Humphry.
Here's one of the stories we're working on for News 7 at Six.
SUPER=03-Dry Fork/Pittsylvania Co.
There's something fishy going on at one Pittsylvania County school.
Students at Tunstall High are raising fish and growing plants in a new
It's a real hands-on experience for the kids.
They get to see scientific theories in practice.
IN Q=By coming out here
((BILL SHUMATE/AGRICULTURE TEACHER: BY COMING OUT HERE THEY GET TO SEE "OH, IF
MY WATER QUALITY IS OFF BECAUSE OF THIS THEN I HAVE TO ADJUST IT WITH A CERTAIN
CHEMICAL. THAT'S WHY I'M DOING THESE CHEMICAL CALCULATIONS."))
SUPER=01-Bill Shumate/Agriculture Teacher;
OUT Q=these chemical calculations.
How does this aquaponic system work?
And how could it help the area's tobacco farmers better utilize their
Answers to these questions coming up tonight on News 7 at Six.
Double Boxes=Jean and Keith/Newsroom
Keeping teenagers healthy is one of the biggest problems facing doctors and
Recent findings indicate adolescents are the only age group in America whose
health has not improved in almost 40 years.
An increasing number of teenagers are engaging in high risk behaviors like
smoking, drinking and drugs.
Poor nutrition and lack of exercise remain at an all time high.
And the health habits teens are picking up now -- will set the pattern for a
IN Q=I don't
SUPER=01-Josh Skiles/16-year old; :00
SUPER=01-Christy Fagg/18-year old; :08
SUPER=01-Dr. Luthur Beazley/Pediatrician; :29
SUPER=01-Dina Hackley-Hunt/Health Educator; :44
SUPER=01-Marvin Fields/17-year old; :52
SUPER=01-Priscilla Gillespie/17-year old; 1:04 QUICK!
SUPER=01-Shenay Byers/17-year old; 1:12
SUPER=01-Dr. Richard Claytor/Psychiatrist; 1:38
OUT Q=school system.
IN Q=I don't
((JOSH SKILES/16 YEAR OLD:I DON'T SEE ANY POINT IN BEING REALLY HEALTHY BECAUSE
IT'S NOT REALLY MAKING A DIFFERENCE NOW I'LL JUST WORRY ABOUT IT LATER WHEN I'M
OLD AND FAT.))
OUT Q=and fat
IN Q=Teenagers think
((CHRISTY FAGG/18-YEARS OLD:I THINK THAT TEENAGERS THINK THEY'RE IMMUNE TO
GETTING LUNG CANCER FROM SMOKING AND THEY THINK OF NOW THE MOMENT AND NOT ABOUT
WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN IN THE FUTURE.))
OUT Q=the future
Ironically -- youth is the opportune time to start developing positive health
IN Q=Their bodies
((DR. LUTHUR BEAZLEY/PEDIATRICIAN:THEIR BODIES, THEIR SCHOOLING, EVERYTHING
CHANGES IMMEDIATELY AT ONCE AND IT KIND OF LEAVES THEM ADRIFT AND UNFORTUNATELY
IT'S PROBABLY THE MOST COMMON TIME TO BEGIN TO NOT ACCESS HEALTH CARE.))
OUT Q=access health care
But they do begin to experiment with drugs, alcohol and unprotected sex.
IN Q=I HAVE KIDS WHO COME DOWN HERE
((DINA HACKLEY-HUNT/HEALTH EDUCATOR:I HAVE KIDS WHO COME DOWN EVERY THREE
MONTHS TO BE TESTED FOR HIV AND THERE NOT UNDERSTANDING THAT ONE OF THESE DAYS
I MAY HAVE TO TELL THEM THAT IT'S POSITIVE.))
OUT Q=it's positive
IN Q=It's a trial
((MARVIN FIELDS/17-YEAR OLD:IT IS A TRIAL BECAUSE YOU HAVE MAD PEOPLE OUT HERE
WHO SAY COME ON AND YOU SAY OH I WANT TO BUT I DON'T KNOW WHAT'S GOING TO
OUT Q=going to happen
and even if they are aware of the consequences.
IN Q=But teenagers know
((PRISCILLA GILLESPIE/17-YEAR OLD:TEENAGERS KNOW THAT IT'S BAD, BUT THEY JUST
DO IT ANYWAY, BECAUSE THEY DON'T THINK THAT IT'S GOING TO EFFECT THEM.))
OUT Q=effect them
IN Q=Kids just
((SHENAY BYERS/17-YEAR OLD:KIDS JUST DO IT BECAUSE THEY THINK IT'S FUN DON'T
UNDERSTAND WHAT IT'S DOING TO THEIR HEALTH OR HOW IT'S HURTING THEM THEY ARE
JUST DOING IT BECAUSE EVERYBODY ELSE IS DOING IT THEY FIGURE THEY CAN DO, SO
IT'S A LOT TO WORRY ABOUT.))
OUT Q=to worry about
And on top of the routine stress of being 15, having to make good grades and
still have time to hang out with friends -- adolescents today are dealing with
a different set of health issues than previous generations.
IN Q=That may
((DR. RICHARD CLAYTOR/PSYCHIATRIST:THAT MAY HAVE A LOT TO DUE WITH MANY OF THE
PROBLEMS THAT OUT TEENS FACE THESE DAYS, THINGS THAT I DON'T FEEL THAT I HAD TO
DEAL WITH WHEN I WAS GROWING UP GREATER VIOLENCE, INCREASE USAGE OF DRUGS IN
THE SCHOOL SYSTEM.))
OUT Q=school system.
Teenagers say they feel the medical community isn't equipped to deal with or
Tomorrow we'll look at what tools doctors and parents needs to improve the
health of teens.
The Roanoke Express are on a roll as they return to the Star City tonight.
And a great showing for U-S Women's hockey in the Nagano Olympics. Here's
Mike Stevens with more in the Two Minute Ticker.S5-Hockey
Welcome everybody to the Tuesday Ticker that begins and ends on the freezer.
First to Nagano where this morning the US women's ice hockey team won the
sports first ever olympic gold medal by beating favored Canada 3-to-1.
((GRETCHEN ULION/USA TEAM MEMBER:))
((CAMMI GRANATO/USA TEAM CAPTAIN:))
SUPER=01-Gretchen Ulion/USA Team Member; :00
SUPER=01-Cammi Granato/USA Team Captain; :11
OUT Q=...FOR AWHILE."
Before today Canada had maintained a seven year reign as the women's world
And the Canadians has beaten the US four times in the 90's.
Later tonight on WDBJ, CBS's olympic coverage will include among other things
ski jumping, a preview of women's figure skating, and an interview with Nancy
Kerrigan and Tonya Harding.5-Smash-Mouth
Their songs are all over the radio- Two West Coast Groups are shaking up the
music world and last night they brought their music to Virginia Tech.
We listened in to Smash Mouth and Third Eye Blind- and talked with the
musicians about life on the road.
IN Q=Nat sound
SUPER=00-Stephan Jenkins/Third Eye Blind; :49
SUPER=01-Steve Harwell/Smash Mouth;1:21
OUT Q=good time with it.
NAT SOUND THIRD EYE BLIND
This is how most people see Third Eye Blind- on stage
But this is how they spend much of their time- on the bus.
STEPHAN JENKINS/THIRD EYE BLIND: YOU'VE GOT TO SEE THIS... all the x files.
When they're not watching videos- the group is making music- writing new
songs- travelling from city to city.
With their hits Hows' it gonna be and Semi Charmed life- Third eye blind is
charming the crwod.
Lead singer Stephan Jenkins says their music reaches people-
STEPHEN JENKINS/THIRD EYE BLIND: TO HAVE SOMEONE ELSE MAKE A REAL CONNECTION
REAL HUMBLING. IT WASN'T AN EXPERIENCE I THOUGHT WAS GONNA HPAPEN. IT SHOWS YOU
WHEN YOU DO MAKE THAT CONNECTION THAT WE'RE AL SORT OF ALL IN THIS.
In this tour with Third Eye Blind is THE upbeat rock GROUP Smash Mouth-
nat soudn of WALKING ON THE SUN NAT
Smash Mouth's walking on the sun is RUNNING up the charts- but don't call
this group a one hit wonder.
AT FIRST PEOPLE JUST WANTED TO LOOK AT THIS AS A ONE SONG AS ONE HIT THING YOU
KNOW BUT ONCE THE RECORDD WAS BOUGHT AND EVERYBODY STARTED LISTING TO IT
THEY'RE LIKE WOW THERE'S FIVE OR SIX SONGS THAT ARE REALLY GOOD.
While Harwell is working on new songs- he's also soaking in this new found
I'D SAY IT'S FUN. WE'RE HAVING A GOOD TIME WITH IT. ))