Next on News 7 at 5, the haze continues to hang over the state of Florida as firefighters try to put out numerous wildfires.
and President Clinton announces the biggest changes in Medicare history.[Wx-Heads]
Thunderstorms are rolling through central Virginia now. As they slide away, the focus returns to the hot forecast.[m
The largest outbreak of e-coli is being reported in one U-S city.
While across the country the virus is being blamed for sending four children to the hospital.
And are tanning beds disease carriers? Health officials say if they're not cleaned properly they can make you sick.
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The crackle of flames-
Just one of 80 new brush fires starting everyday in Florida.
Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
Most of the fires are caused by lightning- Tonight a smoky haze hangs over Jacksonville, Daytona beach, Tallahassee and Orlando.
Amy Westerby has the latest on the fight to put the fires out.
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(( The battleground: the roof. The weapon: his garden hose. Ian McQueen took matters into his own hands when the flames crept too close.
I THOUGHT THE HOUSE WAS GOING TO GO UP. I THOUGHT FOR SURE EVERYTHING
WAS GOING TO BE GONE.
Ian's house still stands. But this hunting lodge was not so
THIS USED TO BE MY FRONT DOOR TO MY HOUSE...AND IT BURNT.
Patches of flame still smolder underneath.
WHAT HAPPENS IS, WHEN YOU GET RAIN AROUND FORTY AND LIGHTNING...AND
LIGHTNING STARTS FIRES...AND ACTUALLY WITH THE CHANGE IN THE WIND, YOU
JUST NEVER KNOW WHERE IT'S GOING TO GO.
And fire crews will watch those winds carefully today while they
spot check spot fires hoping that they've seen the last of the worst,
and knowing they won't until someone can answer one question:
WHEN'S THE RAIN GOING TO GET HERE?
Amy Westerby for CBS News.))[5-Medicare]
38 million Americans benefit from Medicare-
Today the president announced the biggest changes ever in Medicare history.
One new rule- requires HMO's to pay for any condition a prudent person might think is an emergency-
Patients would also have more choices-
((FROM NOW ON FOR EXAMPLE. MEDICARE PATIENTS WILL HAVE A RIGHT TO SEE A SPECIALIST IN A BROAD RANGE OF AREAS.. WOMEN WILL HAVE THE RIGHT TO
SEE WOMEN'S HEALTH SPECIALISTS.))
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Medicare patients will also have a right to keep their medical records private.
The changes are supposed to take effect in one month.
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Plans for a new high school in Raonoke county can move ahead-
Roanoke County's school board agreed to appoint a couple of its members to a committee overseeing school construction.
It was less than one week ago that the board got an ultimatum from the county's board of supervisors- The school board has now agreed to those terms so it will receive 48 million dollars for school construction.
Initially, the school board was reluctant to do so.
[IN Q=OUR ORIGINAL]
((WILLIAM IRVIN/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN; OUR ORIGINAL UNDERSTANDING OF THIS COMMITTEE WAS THAT IT WOULD HAVE SOME AUTHORITY TO ACTUALLY CONTROL THE PROJECTS AND THAT WE WOULD HIRE A PERSON TO OVERSEE THE PROJECTS.))
[SUPER=01-William Irvin/School Board Chairman;]
[OUT Q=THE PROJECTS.]
The committee would be made up of two members from the school board and the supervisors.
It would act only as an advisory board for both groups.[5-Supervisors]
The School board took its resolution to the Board of Supervisors this afternoon.
Joe Dashiell is at the County administration building with the Supervisors reaction.
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[SUPER=01-Jerry Canada/School Board Member;:00]
[OUT Q=and that's our children.]
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No question[(toss to R)]
(toss to Robin)
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Richmond recognizes the work of a heroic school worker for taking action during last week's shooting. We'll have that next,
and a big win for Microsoft owner Bill Gates today in federal court.
In Health Check, two separate e. coli outbreaks leave over four thousand people sick-several children seriously.
We'll have all that and more coming up.
His partner went to the White House last week to be recognized by the President.
But today, Richmond school resource officer Warren Kennedy was recognized by the school board for his quick thinking during last week's shooting at Armstrong High School.
Kennedy says it's hard to say what might have happened without officers in the school when 14-year old Quinshawn Booker allegedly opened fire.
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((WARREN KENNEDY/RICHMOND SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER: THERE'S NO TELLING. I SUSPECT THAT THIS YOUNG MAN MIGHT HAVE BEEN REACTING OUT OF FRUSTRATION PERHAPS MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE. BUT CERTAINLY BY HAVING PEOPLE THERE WHO ARE ATTUNED TO THESE KIND OF PROBLEMS, THERE'S NO DOUBT IN MY MIND THAT YOU HELP TO PREVENT MORE SERIOUS SITUATIONS FROM DEVELOPING.))
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[OUT Q=from developing.]
Kennedy says he has NO doubt that police arrested the right shooter.
The Richmond school board also began talks today about an alternative high school and better ways to handle disruptive students.
After months of silence, Lynchburg's First Colony Life Insurance company has agreed to meet with concerned citizens about the fate of six historic downtown buildings.
First Colony wants to tear down these structures on Commerce Street to create more parking for its employees.
The move has outraged local preservationists who've tried for weeks to get First Colony and its parent company, General Electric, to reconsider.
[IN Q=We have been]
((HEIDI JAMES/LYNCHBURG HISTORICAL FOUNDATION: WE HAVE BEEN TRYING FOR OVER A MONTH TO TAKE WITH G-E OFFICIALS AND TO FIRST COLONY OFFICIALS AND WE HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO GET ANYONE TO TALK TO US. WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO THE OPPORTUNITY TO TALK WITH OFFICIALS TOMORROW AND HOPE WE CAN REACH SOME SORT OF COMPROMISE ON SAVING THE BUILDINGS.))
[SUPER=01-Heidi James/Historical Foundation; :00]
[OUT Q=saving the buildings.]
James says if the buildings are torn down, the riverfront could lose its state and national historic designation.
A win for Windows.
A fedearl appeals court ruled a lower court judge was wrong to stop Microsoft from packaging its internet browser with its popular Windows 95 software.
In a 2-1 ruling, the appellate court said errors were made in
issuing the injuction against Microsoft.
That means Microsoft is now free to tie its Internet software to its
popular computer operating system.
The decision does not directly affect a broader monopoly case against the software giant.
That trial is set to begin September 8th.
Up next on the newscast, we'll take a trip down memory lane
[VO-NAT]as we remember what was one of the Valley's most popular restaurant chains of the 50's and 60's.
Stay with us after this break and we'll go on line with Lendy's and its Big Buddy.
The Internet is helping preserve part of Roanoke's past.
The Lendy's Restaurant website remembers the time when Lendy's was THE place to dine in the valley.
The site includes photographs of Lendy's locations in Roanoke, Salem, and the New River Valley.
Creator Twig Gravely also threw in a few personal memories.
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((TWIG GRAVELY/WEB PAGE DESIGNER; IT WAS JUST IMPRESSIVE, ROANOKE AT THAT TIME DIDN'T HAVE MANY FANCY THINGS AND YOU'D PULL IN THERE AND PARK AND REACH OUT AND PUSH THE BUTTON ON THE SPEAKER AND THE VOICE WOULD COME ON AND TAKE YOUR ORDER AND A FEW MINUTES LATER SOMEONE WOULD COME OUT CARRYING IT ON A TRAY, THE SIGNAGE WAS BIG AND SPLASHY.))
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[OUT Q=big and splashy]
The site is also a reminder that Lendy's is not gone forever.
Part of the menu lives on at at Pat's Cafe on Shenendoah Avenue.
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((PAT DOTSON/PAT'S CAFE; IT WAS JUST A LIFESTYLE FOR ME FOR SO MANY YEARS, ABOUT 20 YEARS, AND I JUST KNOW THAT IT WAS SOMETHING THAT WOULD LIVE FOREVER IN THE VALLEY HERE.))
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You'll find a link to the Lendy's website on the News 7 Webwatch page... Click on WebWatch at WDBJ7-dot-com.[Forecasts]
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Coming up in Sports, Mike Stevens will have some World CUp soccer highlights.
Next on health check --
Tanning salons are cropping up all over the area, but with no regulations how can customers tell if the business is following safe and cleanly practices.
A local woman says she caught a veneral disease from a tanning bed at an unsanitary salon.
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[IN Q=Besides receiving]
((CARYN/FORMER TANNER:BESIDES RECEIVING GENITAL CRABS WHAT IF SOMEONE'S IN THERE WITH SOME OTHER TYPE OF VENEREAL DISEASE AND THEY'RE NOT WEARING UNDERWEAR MOST PEOPLE. YOU COULD CATCH SOMETHING LIKE THAT AND THAT'S THE SCARY PART OF IT.))
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Bad potato salad is being blamed for the largest outbreak of e. coli in U-S history.
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More than four thousand people became sick in Cook County, Illinois, after eating the potato salad from an Iwan's (EYE-WAHNZ) deli catering service.
State officials say they picked up a rare form of the bacteria commonly called "traveler's diarrhea."
Of the 55-hundred people who attended 200 parties catered by Iwan's the weekend of June 6th, four thousand reported getting sick with symptoms that included chills, vomitting, and dehydration.
In Georgia, six children are fighting a highly infectious, sometimes lethal strain of the e-coli bacteria.
Four toddlers are in critical condition.
Those four have been diagnosed with a life threatening condition that attacks the kidneys.
Officials are investigating the cases separately trying to make a common link. At least three of the children attended White Water Park near Atlanta on June 11th.
The park confirms it could have spread the contamination, but says it has received a clean inspection and was NOT the SOURCE of the infection.
[IN Q=Any of those]
[OUT Q=do about that.]
The three year old son of Atlanta Braves shortstop Walt Weiss is one of the children fighting the contamination.
Brody Weiss is in serious condition at an Atlanta hospital.
The tanning craze began at the turn of the century when Coco Chanel made being bronze sheik and fashionable. Since then, sun worshippers have been in search of the deep dark skin.
Tanning salons are increasing in popularity in Southwest Virginia despite warnings from the F-D-A and physicians of the harmful effects of U-V exposure.
Now there could be hidden dangers.
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[IN Q=I was]
[SUPER=01-Caryn/Former Tanner; :18]
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[SUPER=01-Dr. Gary Gross/Dermatologist; 1:10]
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[IN Q=I was]
((CARYN/FORMER TANNER:I WAS MAD, FURIOUS, EMBARRASSED, I FELT REALLY HUMILIATED.))
Last year Caryn was using the tanning beds at a video store slash tanning salon in Radford.
She says she got more than a tan -- she claims she caught a venereal disease.
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[IN Q=I knew I didn't]
((CARYN/FORMER TANNER:I KNEW I DIDN'T GET THEM FROM ANY SEXUAL WAY. I KNEW THAT I HAD PROBABLY WHERE I GOT THEM. I'VE HAD FRIENDS THAT GOT THEM TANNING BEDS. I'VE HAD A FRIEND THAT WORKED IN A TANNING SALON AND THERE WAS AN OUTBREAK THERE SO I KNEW THAT THE PROBABILITY OF THAT WAS GOOD AND I TALKED TO A PHARMACIST AND HE SAID THAT'S MORE THAN LIKELY WHERE I RECEIVED THEM.))
[OUT Q=recevied them.]
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[IN Q=Somebody was lying]
((DR. JODY HERSHEY/NEW RIVER PUBLIC HEALTH DISTRICT:SOMEBODY WAS LAYING IN THAT BED PRIOR TO YOU, MAKE SURE THAT THAT BED IS CLEAN. CERTAINLY THERE ARE PARASITES LIKE CRAB LICE AND LICE THAT CAN BE TRANSMITTED THROUGH FOAMITES, THROUGH INANIMATE OBJECTS.))
[OUT Q=inanimate objects]
Since there are no regualtory agency to check the sanitation of tanning salons, Caryn felt she had no one to turn to for help.
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[IN Q=I just felt]
((CARYN/FORMER TANNER:I JUST FELT LIKE I WAS PUSHED OUT OF THE WAY LIKE I WASN'T IMPORTANT. THEY SAID THAT THEY HAD NO REGULATIONS FOR IT.))
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[IN Q=But nobody regulates]
((DR. GARY GROSS/DERMATOLOGIST:NOBODY REGULATES HOW MUCH AN INDIVIDUAL GETS, THAT PEOPLE ARE WARNED PROPERLY ABOUT AGING AND SKIN CANCER CHANGES LIKE THAT. I DON'T THINK THAT'S REGULATED AT ALL, AT LEAST IN THE STATE OF VIRGINIA.))
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Tomorrow we'll look at how the tanning bed industry can be regulated and how you can choose a safe, clean salon if you still choose to tan.
Welcome folks to the Tuesday ticker.
Interleague baseball continues today for many teams.
This afternoon two are already over.
Kansas City made it two in a row over the Reds with a 6-to-4 victory. Also, Houston hammered the Twins 9-to-nothing.
The Indians lead the Cubs 5 to 4 in the Ninth.
Also, in a straight up national league game the Brewers beat the Rockies 7-to-5.
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In World Cup action today Italy locked up a spot in the next round by beating Austria 2-to-1.
Christian Viere gets the first goal of the game by using his head in some serious traffic.
Italy added an insurance goal that turned out to be the game winner. Roberto Baggio gets one of the easiest goals of his life right in front of the net.
Italy wins it 2-to-1.
Chile and Cameroon played to a one-all tie, and Norway upset Brazil 2-to-1.
The Roanoke College basketball camp is in full swing over in Salem this week.
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90 campers age 8 to 15 are particpating in the week long session. The camp stresses not only fundamentals, but building fraternal relationships as well.
[SUPER=01-Page Moir/Camp Director; :00]
[OUT Q=...as well"]
The Roanoke college basketball camp is in it's 31st year, 10th under Page Moir. While the number of campers has grown over the years, one on one attention has not suffered.
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[SUPER=01-David Randolph/Camper; :14]
[OUT Q=...stealing the ball"]
Roanoke College has also been one training site for Northside track star David Cabbler.
The rising junior and 20 other Virginia high school athletes are training for a trip to Russia for two weeks of competition. He leaves this Friday.
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[SUPER=01-David Cabbler/Track & Field Competitor; :00]
[OUT Q=pretty exciting"]
More on this local track star, plus Curtis Staples and Norman Nolan talk about tomorrow night's NBA draft, see ya then!
Yesterday marked a milestone for the Art Museum of Western Virginia, Here to tell us about is Patrick Evans.
it welcomed the new executive director, Judy Larson, fresh in from Atlanta.
Ms. Larson is with me here today to tell us more about her plans for the future of the museum, Judy--thanks for joining us.
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(JUDY, FIRST OF ALL, HOW DID THE MUSEUM WOO YOU FROM THE GREAT CITY OF ATLANTA?
TELL ME ABOUT YOUR BACKGROUND, YOU'RE JUST ABOUT TO FINISH YOUR PH.D.?
HOW DO YOU COMBINE THE ARTISTIC ASPECTS OF YOUR JOB WITH THE NECESSITY OF FUNDRAISING?
WHAT DO YOU SEE AS THIS MUSEUM'S TOP PRIORITIES IN THE NEXT TWO TO FIVE YEARS?)
Judy Larson, new executive director for the Art Museum of Western Virginia, thanks for letting us introduce you to our viewers this afternoon.