Coming up next on News 7 at 5, more than 100 pink slips will be going out in New Castle, as that community's biggest employer pulls out--
Also President Clinton on the future of Social Security--
And porn publisher Larry Flynt is in trouble again in Cincinnati--this time accused of selling obscene videos.
In medical news --
A battle between the governor and state lawmakers over health insurance for children.
A local doctor talks about the promise tamoxifen holds for breast cancer prevention.
And some researchers say a treatment for cancer can be found deep in the ocean.
More than 100 people will be looking for work after Halmode announces it's shutting down its New Castle plant.
[TAPE#598-15 TC 7:10**Rolled from StarLink**]
As News 7 first reported, Craig County is losing its biggest employer.
The Halmode Apparel plant is closing and it's a blow to the local economy.
[Double Boxes=Jean and Scott/StarLink]
Scott Goldberg is live in New Castle tonight.
Scott, I imagine the news hit pretty hard.
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(Rollcue:the toll it's taking on the workers)
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[SUPER=01-Pam Helvey/Laid Off Worker; :26]
[SUPER=01-Steve Carter/Craig Co. Administrator; :43]
[OUT Q=see this coming]
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[Double Boxes=Jean and Scott/StarLink][5-Flynt]
Larry Flynt has said he's welcome another obscenity trial- Now he may get one..
The publisher of skin magazine Hustler's been indicted on 15 counts- but these latest charges don't involve the magazine.
Instead he's been indicted with his brother on charges of selling obscene videos in their Cincinnati store- including a video allegedly bought by a 14 year old.
((HE CAN DO WHATEVER HE WANTS. HE CAN SELL ANYTHING HE WANTS AS LONG AS HE DOESN'T BREAK THE LAW. ONCE HE BROKE THE LAW , IT GOES TO THE GRAND JURY UNDER THE LAW AND DID.))
[IN Q=he can]
[SUPER=01-Joseph Deters/Hamilton Co. Prosecutor;]
[OUT Q=LAW AND DID.]
The charges include nine counts of pandering and 3 counts of distrubuting harmful material to a minor.
President Clinton is asking folks in Missouri to "SHOW HIM" just how to fix social security.
[SUPER=03-Kansas City, MO;]
The President arrived in Kansas City to kickoff a national meeting.
The President told the crowd Americans need to reach across generations to keep social security from going bankrupt.
((THIS NATIONAL EFFORT WILL CALL ON THE BEST OF OUR PEOPLE. IT WILL REQUIRE US TO RISE ABOVE PARTISANSHIP. IT WILL REQUIRE US TO PLAN FOR THE FUTURE TO CONSIDER NEW IDEAS, TO ENGAGE IN WHAT PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT CALLED BOLD PERSISTENT EXPERIMENTATION. ))
[OUT Q=PERSISTENT EXPERIMENTATION. ]
The President's visit to Kansas City is the first of four town meetings.
[(toss to R)]
(toss to Patrick!)
Time to check in with Patrick Evans in the WeatherCenter.[tease#1]
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It's peace of mind for crime victims in the commonwealth. Coming up on News 7 at Five we'll tell you about the state's new hotline service.
And country fans mourn the passing of one of the industry's stars.
More on Tammy Wynette's career, coming up.
In Health news, health insurance for children is a matter of debate in Richmond--and a Roanoke doctor talks about the promise of the breast cancer drug tamoxifen.
Plus electric bikes for the Roanoke police department--we'll go along for a ride. Stay with us.
Country singer Tammy Wynette is being remembered as the first woman of Country music.
((STAND BY YOUR MAN.... SHOW THE WHOLE WORLD YOU LOVE HIM. ))
[OUT Q=YOU LOVE HIM.]
Wynette's 1968 anthem made her a hit in country music- selling over one million copies.
The hit she grew to love sparked a 25 year music career- for Wynette who once held jobs as a beautician and barmaid.
Wynette was hospitalized dozens of times for various illnesses-
she married five times.
Tammy Wynette was 55. She died while sleeping at home... it's believed from a blood clot.
[TAPE#598-14 TC 19:07]
Six-thousand Virginia families have asked the state to let them know the whereabouts of prison inmates who've victimized them.
[SUPER=03-Charles City Co.;]
A new toll-free hotline makes that job easier.
[SOT 10:48:10 TAPE TWO]
[IN Q=The parole]
((THE PAROLE ELIGIBILITY DATE IS APRIL 4, 2003.))
[OUT Q=April 4, 2003.]
Scott Phillips was murdered in 1989, weeks after graduating from high school.
His killer, who was 18 at the time, could be paroled in just five years.
[SOT 10;17:32 TAPE ONE]
[IN Q=It's a sense]
((BYRL PHILLIPS-TAYLOR/MURDER VICTIM'S MOTHER: IT'S A SENSE OF SECURITY TO BE ABLE TO PICK UP THAT PHONE AND KNOW THAT HE'S THERE. BECAUSE YOU'LL HEAR "OH HE'S GETTING READY TO BE RELEASED." OR YOU'LL GET A PHONE CALL OR SOMETHING-- ONE OF THOSE THREATENING PHONE CALLS. AND IF YOU CAN PICK UP THAT PHONE AND CONFIRM THEY'RE HERE, THEY'RE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR PAROLE UNTIL SUCH AND SUCH DATE. THAT IS-- I CAN'T BEGIN TO TELL YOU. IT'S A VERY FRIGHTENING FEELING. AND I THINK THAT THAT REALLY WILL GIVE YOU A SENSE OF SECURITY.))
[SUPER=01-Byrl Phillips-Taylor/Murder Victim's Mother;]
[OUT Q=sense of security.]
The hotline is staffed during the day, and automated on nights and weekends.
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Investigators are searching for the cause of a fire that destroyed several boats overnight on South Holston lake near the Virginia Tennessee line.
[SUPER=03-Sullivan Co., TN]
Four luxury houseboats burned and sank. Each was valued at more than 100-thousand dollars. Two other boats were damaged as well.
The cause is still under investigation, but fire officials say strong winds spread the flames from one boat to the others.
One person was hospitalized with minor injuries.
Taking your bike out for a leisurely ride? You might have a hard time keeping up with the men and women in blue.
[IN Q=COMING UP]
((Coming up on news 7 at five, We'll show you how the Roanoke city police department is getting a boost from AEP. -- SIREN SOUNDS--))
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The next wave in crime-fighting has arrived in Roanoke.
Today American Electric Power donated an electric bicycle to Roanoke City's police force--
Andrew Freiden says it's a shocking addition.
[IN Q=A few years ago]
[SUPER=01-Officer K.E. Criner/Roanoke Police Department; :23]
[SUPER=01-Terry McMahan/AEP Roanoke District Manager; 1:23]
[OUT Q=Andrew Freiden]
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[health music under]
Television's most popular game show is celebrating four decades on the air. Later on News 7 at Five we'll go behind the scenes of "The Price is Right."
Coming up next on health check --
Doctors have discovered a treatment for cancer at the bottom of the ocean.
And there is hope for some women in the Roanoke Valley facing a potentially fatal disease.
[IN Q=This is]
((THIS IS SPECIFICALLY FOR A SELECT GROUP OF WOMEN THAT ARE AT HIGH RISK FOR DEVELOPMENT OF BREAST CANCER.))
[OUT Q=breast cancer]
Good afternoon I'm Keith Humphry--here's one of the stories we're working on for News 7 at Six.
Franklin Heights is a quiet family community -- many of the elderly residents have lived here for decades.
They say they enjoy life in the county.
But Franklin County has offered the neighborhood to the town -- of Rocky Mount--it would allow the town to annex these homes as long as it builds sewer lines for them.
What do residents think of that?
Seems the county forgot to ask them.
We'll bring you their strong opinions --
[Double Boxes=Jean and Keith/Newsroom]
tonight on News7 at Six.
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The veto pen has been unveiled, and children's health insurance is up in the air again in Virginia.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I'M GOING TO VETO THIS BILL TODAY. I'M GOING TO VETO IT BECAUSE IT THREATENS OUR CHILDREN'S FUTURE ABILITY TO LIVE INDEPENDENT AND PROSPEROUS LIVES. AND IT EXPANDS THE WELFARE SYSTEM INTO THE MIDDLE CLASS. AND I JUST CAN'T BE A PARTY TO ANY LEGISLATION THAT HURTS OUR CHILDREN AND SHACKLES OUR FAMILIES WITH GOVERNMENT DEPENDENCY.))
[OUT Q=government dependency.]
A General Assembly bill that would have expanded Medicaid to cover 83- thousand children of the working poor got axed today by the Governor.
Gilmore's again pushing his own plan-- for federally- funded private health insurance for about the same number of children.
Eighty-eight organizations around the state oppose his plan.
[SOT 14:41:55 tape two]
[IN Q=In order]
((LINDA NABLO/VA. COALITION FOR CHILDREN'S HEALTH: IN ORDER TO BE ABLE TO BE AS GOOD FOR KIDS AND AS ATTRACTIVE AS THE CURRENT MEDICAID PACKAGE IS, IT DEFINITELY WOULD NEED TO BE SIGNIFICANTLY ALTERED.))
[SUPER=01-Linda Nablo/Va. Coalition for Children's Health;]
[OUT Q=significantly altered.]
If lawmakers can't agree with the Governor on a plan -- some fear 56 million federal dollars could be lost to other
[TAPE#=598-18 TC 12:58]
[GRAPHIC=Breast Cancer Prevention]
The new prevention drug for breast cancer, Tamoxifen, may be useful to many people in the Roanoke Valley.
The medication has proven to reduce the incidence of breast cancer in high risk cases by up to fifty percent.
[IN Q=We have]
((DR. C. ALLEN HENRY/ BREAST CANCER CENTER- WE HAVE A NUMBER OF PATIENTS WE SEE HERE AT THE CLINIC THAT FIT THE CRITERIA FOR INCLUSTION IN THE STUDY, WE HAD NO PATIENTS FROM OUR PRACTICE THAT ACTUALLY PARTICIPATED IN THE STUDY THOUGH SEVERAL WERE OFFERED IT BECAUSE THAY DID FIT THE INCLUSION CRITERIA.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. C. Allen Henry/Breast Cancer Center]
[OUT Q=inclusion criteria]
Doctors do warn, however, that patients should consult with their physician about whether they are good candidates for such a study.
Tamoxifen is not for everyone and patients must weigh the consequences of possible side effects against the benefit of the drug.
A Virginia doctor who lost his medical license for treating terminally ill cancer patients with aloe vera injections is facing criminal charges.
A Prince William County judge has set a September 14th trial date for Dr. Donald McNay.
The indictments follow a state police investigation into the deaths of four people McNay treated.
[TAPE#=598-17 TC 16:39]
Sharks are not known to save human lives...but for some
researchers...they could hold the key to unlocking the cause of cancer.
[SUPER=03-New York, NY; ]
Researchers from the U-S and Canada are testing a liquid extract of shark cartilage on lung cancer and breast cancer patients.
They're giving the extract called A-E-941 to 300 patients who have advanced lung cancers.
The researchers say the chemical works by cutting off the blood
supply to the tumor... something traditional cancer treatments can't do.
[IN Q=If you inhibit]
((DR. PHILIP PATEL/LONG ISLAND JEWISH MEDICAL CENTER:IF YOU INHIBIT THE GROWTH OF BLOOD VESSELS... THE TUMORS WILL STOP GROWING. AND THAT'S HOW THIS MEDICINE IS SUPPOSED TO WORK BY INHIBITING NEW VESSEL FORMATION.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Philip Patel/Long Island Jewish Medical Ctr.; ]
[OUT Q=vessel formation.]
Dr. Patel says so far the results are encouraging... the size of the
tumors appears to be shrinking and there are no major side effects.
Patients do complain that the extract has terrible taste and smell.
One other drawback... the medicine needs to be kept very cold so transporting it can be difficult.
It will be at least a year before the F-D-A reviews this chemical for use as a cancer treatment.
In sports the Express talk about their big first round playoff win.
And several Winston Cup drivers are already gathering in Martinsville for this weekend's race. Here's Steve Mason with today's Two Minute Ticker.
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[GRAPHIC=Five O'Clock Ticker]
Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the Tuesday Ticker.
Let's start things off at the track in Martinsville, where seven Winston Cup teams took advantage of the ideal weather conditions to do a little testing today.
Mike Stevens was there and has more.
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[SUPER=01-Ernie Irvin/Skittles Pontiac Driver; :47]
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The second round of the Kelly Cup playoffs for the Express are set. Roanoke will meet Hampton Roads in the round two opener This Thursday night at the Round House. The puc drops at 7:05.
[SUPER=03-Huntington, WV/Last Night; :00]
The Express closed out the first round with a come from behind 3-2 win over the Blizzard last night. Roanoke trailed by a goal heading into the third period of the series's fourth game.
[SUPER=01-Mike Peron/Express Forward; :00]
[SUPER=01-Frank Anzalone/Express Head Coach; :22]
[OUT Q=...great series"...]
One other ice note; Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski is turning pro.
The 15-year-old says the move will enable her to spend more time with her family.
Earlier this year, Lipinski, became the youngest individual figure skater in history to win the gold.
She could still be eligible for the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake, by applying for a reinstatement. More Express and mo
re racing at six; see ya then.[5-Price-Right]
It's a milestone for one of television's most popular programs. (------------)
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA]
"The Price is Right" is celebrating show number
five thousand this Thursday. It's been on the air in different forms for 42 years--host Bob Barker joined in 1972. The mix of games and prizes--as well as the call of "Come on down!"--is familiar to generations of television viewers.
[IN Q=Everyone identifies]
[OUT Q=every day]
Of course the show's spokesmodels are also well known. But did you know--the show's producers conduct fifteen second interviews with each of the 315 audience members, to determine who will actually participate as contestants. The producers say they're always looking for people who come to the studio in a good mood and are ready to have fun.