Up next on News 7 at Five-
Budget talks end before they even get started today-
A plane skids off an ice slicked runway in New York City.
And people with good manners are honored. We'll tell you who tops the
Under mostly clear skies we have a very chilly night coming up, with more
cold weather set to end the week, I'll have the complete forecast.
And on Health Check-- chronic pain.
Researchers are trying to understand more about what causes it.
They're looking for ways to treat what some have learned to live with.
IN Q=It's like somebody
((IT'S LIKE SOMEBODY IS POURING ACID ON AN OPEN WOUND. IT'S LIKE HAVING MY
BACK ON FIRE. ))
OUT Q=back on fire.
(Jean AD LIB)
((OBVIOUSLY SOME PROBLEMS HAVE DEVELOPED WITH REGARDS TO OUR ABILITY TO GET THE
PRINCIPALS TO THE TABLE.))
OUT Q=TO THE TABLE."
Lots of problems and very little talking when it comes to the budget.
President Clinton was supposed to meet with Republican leaders today- but
the talks never happened.
And Presidential Aides now say there won't be an Oval Office meeting.
((LEON PANETTA/WHITE HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF: WE'RE CONTINUING TO TRY TO MAKE AN
EFFORT TO SEE IF WE CAN BRIDGE THESE PROBLEMS AGAIN TO TRY AND GET THESE
NEGOTIATIONS STARTED ON BALANCING THE BUDGET.))
((SENATOR BOB DOLE/R- MAJORITY LEADER: IT IS MY HOPE THAT WE CAN COMPLETE
ACTION ON A BUDGET AGREEMENT FRIDAY OR SATURDAY OF THIS WEEK.))
SUPER=01-Leon Panetta/White House Chief of Staff; 00
SUPER=01-Sen. Bob Dole/(R) Majority Leader; 10 quick!
OUT Q=Saturday of this week."
Clinton is rejecting a GOP demand to get a balanced budget before
reopening government agencies-
Clinton aides say Repubicans have reneged on an agreement.
But Republicans say the White house is sending mixed messages and still
hasn't presented a budget plan using estimates from the Congressional budget
The government shutdown isn't just affecting Federal workers-
In Bedford County, Peaks of Otter Lodge is closed again.
The resort is privately owned, but it's on Federal land.
The eighty or so workers at the resort are now laid off, not furloughed.
That means they will not get paid for the time off.
IN Q=It's going to mean
((RON WAGNER/CO-OWNER: IT'S GOING TO MEAN A PRETTY MISERABLE CHRISTMAS FOR
ABOUT EIGHTY OR NINETY PEOPLE. WE'VE GOT SOME PEOPLE WHERE BOTH SPOUSES WORK
HER. SOME CASES SPOUSES AND CHILDREN WORK HERE. ))
SUPER=01-Ron Wagner/Peaks of Otter Co-Owner;
OUT Q=children work here
Meanwhile, hundreds of vacationers will have to re- arrange their holiday
Both the lodge and the restaurant are booked solid through New Year's Day.
Only a few staffers will be on hand to cancel reservations and answer phone
Officials say they'll reopen the resort as soon as they get notice from the
United States military cargo planes flew the first heavy guns into
The plane were also carrying other equipment and food supplies into
As the equipment arrives, NATO commanders are preparing to take over
formal command of peace enforcement from the United Nations.
((AND NOW IT'S ALL UP TO YOU. YOUR CONDUCT AND YOUR PROFESSIONALISM WILL DECIDE
THE SUCCESS OF THIS MISSION.))
OUT Q=of this mission."
NATO commanders say they're confident the mission will be complete in 12
A Jumbo Jet slid off the runway at New York's Kennedy Airport.
The Tower Air 747 bound for Miami- skidded off the runway when its nose
441 people were evacuated from the plane- At least 28 people are hurt.
((MORRIS NACHTOMI/TOWER AIR PRESIDENT: WE ARE BEING TOLD THAT A SHEET OF ICE
CAUSED THE AIRCRAFT TO SKID OFF THE RUNWAY ON TAKEOFF AND IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE FOR
THE CAPTAIN TO CONTROL THE TAKEOFF AND CONTINUE WITH IT.))
SUPER=01-Morris Nachtomi/Tower Air President; 00
OUT Q=AND CONTINUE WITH IT."
The incident shut down the airport for the afternoon- It was scheduled
to reopen just a few moments ago.
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Despite some icy runways and close calls- the blizzard predicted for the
Northeast wasn't as bad as expected-- but many people are left walking and
waiting in a winter wonderland.
Heavy snow fell throughout the night-- but many commuters heeded warnings
by staying home or using public transportation.
Air travel is the biggest casualty of this storm-
Thousands of holiday travelers are still stranded in airports where
hundreds of flights are being delayed or cancelled.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come--the Governor takes a look at the latest report on Juvenile
And Roanoke County celebrates the book borrowing system at the local
library-- but there's much more than books.
On Health Check-- the latest research into treating chronic pain patients.
Plus, for those with heartburn, Zantac now joins the acid-blockers
available WITHOUT a prescription.
Another democrat is interested in Senator John Warner's job--
But first she'll have to win over the democratic party-- the story straight
ahead on NEWS-7 at FIVE.
Rehabilitation in harmony with punishment.
Republican Governor George Allen and Attorney General Jim Gilmore started
weaving the threads of compromise into their warnings about juvenile crime
Ellen Qualls is in our Richmond newsroom with the latest.
Jean, aside from education, juvenile justice reform is topic number one for
the 1996 General Assembly.
Most agree on the facts.
But the Democratic- run Commission on Youth has proposed a little more
treatment, education, and rehabilitation before harsher punishments.
IN Q=The Governor's Commission
SUPER=01-Julie McConnell/Va. ACLU; :41
OUT Q=very well.
(( The Governor's commission, chaired by Attorney General Gilmore, handed
over its final report today -- and with it, maybe an olive branch.
But, Gilmore stands by the goal to separate the most violent young
((ATTORNEY GENERAL JIM GILMORE: OUR PROPOSAL, BY RELIEVING THE JUSTICE SYSTEM
OF THE NEED TO DEAL WITH HARDENED CRIMINALS, WILL ENABLE THE JUVENILE COURTS
AND THE JUVENILE FACILITIES TO DO WHAT THEY DO BEST. REFORM AND REHABILITATE
The Governor is asking for the same kind of bi-partisan support that helped
him get parole abolished.
The American Civil Liberties Union likes the slightly softened tone, but
wants to see judges retain control over who's transferred to adult courts.
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((JULIE MCCONNELL/VA. ACLU: ONE OF THE THINGS... WORKING VERY WELL.))
Other major elements of the Gilmore plan are:
-- alternative schools for disruptive students
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-- military style boot camps for incarcerated juveniles
-- and more openness in the juvenile court process
State police say a Virginia Tech student who wrecked while driving the
wrong way on route 460 may have been on cocaine.
The accident happened near Pembroke in Giles County around three this
Police say 21 year- old Matthew Raymond (Puh-TRACY) Petrasy of Richmond was
driving West in the Eastbound lane when his car ran off the road and struck a
parked pickup truck.
Petrasy (Puh-TRACY) died at the scene.
Police say they found a bag containing cocaine residue in his pocket.
They're awaiting autopsy results.
The only woman to represent Virginia in Congress says she's different from
Former northern Virginia Congresswoman Leslie Byrne formally kicked off her
campaign for the U.S. Senate today.
Byrne starts as the perceived "underdog" for the nomination
to former Democratic party chairman Mark Warner.
Warner released a list last week of about three- thousand early supporters.
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IN Q=I don't
((LESLIE BYRNE/(D) U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE: I DON'T PUT MUCH STOCK IN LISTS. I
PUT STOCK IN RESULTS. AND THIS IS A PROCESS THAT IT'S NOT WHERE YOU START IT'S
WHERE YOU FINISH.))
SUPER=01-Leslie Byrne/(D) U.S. Senate Candidate;
OUT Q=you finish.
Byrne says she's taken public stands in both Congress and the General
Assembly for education, the environment and economic fairness for working
The Senate seat is currently held by Republican John Warner.
He said no thanks once-- and he's sticking by that decision.
Colin Powell says he's "enormously
flattered" but still not interested in being vice president.
This comes after speculation from Republican presidential front-runner Bob
Dole that Powell might run if called upon.
Sunday, Dole predicted Powell might change his mind if asked by the G-O-P
At a speech last night the former Joint Chiefs chairman said he still
believes he should make his contribution in private life.
Last month, Powell said he would not run for either president or vice
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Who in the public eye has the best manners? Coming up later on NEWS-7 at
FIVE we'll run down the list-- ANd some of the people may not surprise you--
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What began as a collection of 300 books is now more than 300- thousand
Today, Roanoke County celebrated the 50th anniversary of its library
The county library has come a long way since it was chartered in 1945, and
not just with the growth of its collection.
Officials say the traditional view of the library isn't entirely accurate
IN Q=Now we offer
((DIANA ROSAPEPE/ASSISTANT LIBRARY DIRECTOR: NOW WE OFFER ON-LINE REFERENCE
SERVICES, DATA BASE SEARCHES AROUND THE WORLD. WE DO INTERLIBRARY LOANS WITH
LIBRARIES EVERYWHERE. WE HAVE PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN. WE HAVE CD-ROMS THAT WE
CHECK OUT, SOFTWARE, A WHOLE VARIETY OF THINGS THAT PEOPLE MAY NOT BE THINKING
OF WHEN THEY THINK OF LIBRARIES.))
SUPER=01-Diana Rosapepe/Asst. Library Director;
OUT Q=when they think of libraries.
With the population growth in Roanoke County, the number of library
patrons is also on the rise.
Library officials say they look forward to meeting that demand during the
next 50 years.
Still to come-- the annual Dominos Lewis Gale basketball tournament tips off
soon in Salem-- Steve has details in tonight's Ticker.
On Health Check-- now that the holidays are here, it's important to take
care of both your body and soul-- to compensate for the extra pressures on
IN Q=It's important
((IT'S IMPORTANT ALSO TO REALIZE THAT HOLIDAYS BRING A MIXTURE
AS WELL AS DISAPPOINTMENTS AND
AND MAYBE SADNESS...BECAUSE WE WANT TO RECREATE THAT MAGIC THAT MAY NOT ALWAYS
BE THERE ANY LONGER. ))
OUT Q=any longer.
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Whether it's chronic, acute or cancer pain, many patients suffer
That's the conclusion of several studies in today's Journal of the
American Medical Association.
IN Q=It's like somebody
SUPER=01-Tom Norris/Pain Patient; :35 quick
SUPER=08-Dr. Michael Clark/Johns Hopkins University Hospital; :45
SUPER=01-Dr. James Campbell/Johns Hopkins University Hospital; :52 QUICK
SUPER=08-Robert Cogehill/NIH Dental Research Institute; 1:10
OUT Q=treating it.
IN Q=It's like somebody
((IT'S LIKE SOMEBODY IS POURING ACID ON AN OPEN WOUND.
IT'S LIKE HAVING MY BACK ON FIRE.
SOME PEOPLE THINK IT'S ALL IN YOUR MIND. THIS PAIN IS NOT PSYCHOSOMATIC. THIS
PAIN IS REAL ))
OUT Q=open wound.
An estimated 70-million Americans suffer from chronic pain.
They are not helped by over-the counter pain killers-- rather, many are
just trying to learn to live with it.
IN Q=I've tried everything
((TOM MORRIS/PAIN PATIENT: I'VE TRIED EVERYTHING, REGULAR MEDICINE HERBAL
MEDICINE, FAITH HEALING, NOTHING WOULD COME TOGETHER AND HEAL IT. ))
OUT Q=and heal it.
The stress of chronic pain often causes depression, which creates a vicious
((DR. MICHAEL CLARK/JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL: DEPRESSION INTENSIFIES
THE AMOUNT OF PAIN PEOPLE EXPERIENCE THAT IT ADDS TO THE PERSISTENCE OF PAIN.))
OUT Q=of pain.
((DR. JIM CAMPBELL/JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL: MANY PAIN PROBLEMS,
SEVERE PAIN PROBLEMS, WE DON'T REALLY UNDERSTAND THE MECHANISM OF IT.))
OUT Q=of it.
To better understand the mechanisms of pain, researchers at the National
Institute of Health are exploring the brain.
These hotspots indicate a response to pain.
IN Q=What does
((WHAT DOES THIS KIND OF INFORMATION MEAN FOR ALL THOSE FOLKS WHO HAVE PAIN
ROBERT COGEHILL/NIH DENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE: SIMPLY GETTING A BETTER
UNDERSTANDING OF HOW THE BRAIN PROCESSES PAIN IS THE FIRST AND CRITICAL STEP
TOWARDS BETTER TREATING IT. ))
OUT Q=treating it.
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For more information about chronic pain and current studies, contact the
Johns Hopkins Pain Treatment Services department at 410-832-5812.
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Or call the American Chronic Pain Association at 916-632-0922.
The world's best-selling prescription drug will soon be available in
The F-D-A approved Zantac ulcer medication for sale at half-strength as a
Zantac joins the one-billion dollar antacid market as the third of a unique
class of medicines that block the stomach's production of irritating acid.
If you have tired teenagers in your life, it's probably not surprising.
Many of these teens are up by six a.m., and by the time school starts,
they're already dragging.
IN Q=My first
((MY FIRST THREE HARDEST CLASSES ARE IN THE MORNING SO I ALWAYS FALL ASLEEP IN
THEM SO I HAVE REALLY BAD GRADES IN THEM. ))
OUT Q=in them.
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A new study suggests school starts a little too early for many teens.
It has to do with teenage hormone changes that have a big effect on sleep
Sleep requirements go from 8 and a half to 9 and a half hours each night.
But most teens now only average about six-and a-half to seven-and a half
Hormones also change the time a teen is ready for bed-- pushing back the
natural bedtime by an hour.
Some say the answer to better grades would be to push back the school day.
IN Q=If we do
((IF WE DO START IT LATER IT SHOULD BE WAY IN THE AFTERNOON.
IT SHOULD START AT ABOUT NOON AND ABOUT TWO. ))
OUT Q=about two.
Some biased opinions there.
But some experts who've actually studied sleep cycles say it isn't
unreasonable to consider starting school a little later.
We often have high expectations for the holiday seasons.
But if you're already feeling frazzled, it may be time to look for some
With advice, here's Julie Lusk, from Lewis Gale's Health Management Center.
IN Q=Now's the time
SUPER=01-Julie Lusk/Lewis Gale Health Management Center; :00
OUT Q=have fun.
IN Q=Now's the time
((JULIE LUSK/LEWIS GALE HEALTH MANAGEMENT CENTER: NOW'S THE TIME TO LOOK AT
HOLIDAY TRAPS AND TURN THEM INTO TREASURES. BECAUSE OFTEN TIMES WE GET ON
AUTOMATIC PILOT AND THE HOLIDAYS AREN'T ALL THAT SATISFYING EVEN THOUGH WE
EXPECT THEM TO BE SATISFYING. SO NOW'S A CHANCE TO REALLY LOOK AT WHAT YOUR
HOLIDAYS WERE LIKE LAST YEAR. AND WHAT YOU REALLY FOUND SATISFYING AND
FULFILLING. TO RENEW YOUR FRIENDSHIPS, YOUR SPIRIT, YOUR FAMILY TIES. ))
OUT Q=your family ties.
Lusk says a key to staying sane over the holidays is recognizing and asking
for what you need.
That might be something as simple as private time, or help getting it all
Also, be sure to take care of your body as well.
IN Q=Most people
((MOST PEOPLE GAIN BETWEEN SEVEN AND TEN POUNDS IN THE HOLIDAYS. BE CAREFUL OF
THAT AND CHOSE YOUR GOODIES WISELY. MAKE SURE YOU KEEP YOUR EXERCISE PLAN IN
GEAR. AND HAVE FUN.))
OUT Q=have fun.
Lusk also recommends giving "meaningful gifts" this year-- like donating
blood, or pledging your time and attention.
An annual hoops tournament is just around the corner in Salem.
And as Steve Mason is about to tell us-- its also for a very worthy cause.
Good afternoon, The fourth annual Dominos-Lewis Gale basketball tournament
tips off over at Roanoke College January 3rd and 4th.
Aside from the great division three action, one of the best highlights is
the NBA and college memrobilia that is raffled off during the course of the 2
day tourney. Proceeds go cancer research and the V-Foundation.
Tech's Bill foster donated a Tech Jersey as did UVa's Jeff Jones. Miami Heat
center Alonzo Mourning even threw in a pair of size 17 shoes!
SUPER=01-Page Moir/Roanoke Basketball Coach; :00
OUT Q=...great Cause"
The Georgia Bulldogs are preparing for their December 30th meeting with
Virginia in the Peach Bowl.
The Bulldogs have been practicing this week and the departing Georgia
coach--Ray Goff spoke about UVa and how good Tiki Barber is.
IN Q="When you...
((RAY GOFF/GEORGIA HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Ray Goff/Georgia Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=....give him the big play"
SUPER=03-New York/Last Night; :00
Moving on to basketball and the NBA, last night, Pat Riley made his first
return to Madison Square Garden since leaving to coach Miami. He received a
mixed welcome of cheers and jeers. With Alonzo Mourning out with injury, his
Heat lost to the Knicks 89 to 70. After the game Riley was swamped by
reporters while his former players addressed his return.
IN Q="He knew...
SUPER=01-Charles Oakley/Knicks Forward; :00
SUPER=01-John Starks/Knicks Guard; :14
OUT Q=...go about your business"
at 6, a VMI Keydet is named all american, but stay tuned; your News 7 at 5
team has more.
What do actor Christopher Reeve, slain Israeli leader Yitzhak Rabin and
"Good Morning America" co-host Joan Lunden all have in common?
They're the year's top three-best-mannered people.
The "Superman" star tops the list for his composure in facing adversity.
He was paralyzed in a riding accident.
Rabin was honored for his pursuit of peace amid conflict.
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And Joan Lunden was honored being courteous to her guests.
The National League of Junior Cotillions also named the "Most Ill-Mannered
Person of 1995."
Art Modell gets that award for moving the Cleveland Browns to Baltimore.
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(PATRICK tosses to Jean)
Coming up at Six, a bi- partisan commission has come up with a bill on a
very hot education topic.
Charter schools, people love 'em or hate 'em.
A General Assembly commission wants to give Virginians a chance to at least
We'll tell you what's in the bill and what to expect in 1996.
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Keith Humphry will be along with that report in 30-minutes on NEWS 7 at SIX.