Up next on News 7 at Five-
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Hurricane Bertha is hitting the coast and already doing damage.
We'll have the latest including a live report from the beach.
Plus a train hits a man in Amherst county- this morning.
The next step in the Bertha story is heavy rain for south central Virginia.
A flash flood watch is up for areas east of the Blue Ridge.
On Health Check-- treating cardiac arrest.
The Heart Association wants police officers to be better prepared.
Plus, this could soon be the new exercise craze-- aqua jogging-- for any
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The howl of Hurricane Bertha- as she barrels up the North Carolina coast-
The center of the storm's eye is now just off-shore.
Top sustained winds are still at 105 miles an hour.
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Already Hurricane Bertha has knocked out power, torn off roofs and toppled
trees in some coastal communities.
The worst could be yet to come though- the back side of the storm is
generally more powerful than the front.
Some 300 thousand Carolina residents and vacationers have moved inland-
While others are riding out the storm on the coast.
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((WHAT'S GOING ON IN YOUR MIND RIGHT NOW? MAN: THE MESS WE'RE GONNA HAVE TO
CLEAN UP WHEN IT'S ALL OVER WITH.))
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The next target- The outer banks of North Carolina- Hurricane warnings may
soon be posted in Virginia too.
The teenage drunk driver who struck and killed a teacher just before
Christmas last year told an A-B-C hearing examiner today he bought beer from
the same store as many as 25 times.
The store owner was there to answer charges at the Alcoholic Beverage
Control Board's District Office.
Riverside Quickette was cited for selling beer to minors on three occasions.
After Bonnie Kitts was killed December 14th, County Police sent two 20-year
old students to the store to buy beer.
The evidence was that store clerk Sherri Willis sold them each a six pack of
beer without asking their age or checking identification.
She pled guilty in court, but the judge found Willis NOT guilty.
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((BRIAN LEPERE/UNDERCOVER BEER BUYER: THE ONLY THING I THINK THAT SHOCKED ME
THE MOST WAS THE FACT THAT SHE PLED GUILTY AND SAID THAT SHE DID IT, AND THEN
HE THREW OUT THE CASE.))
SUPER=01-Brian LePere/Undercover Beer Buyer
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Store owner Fred Dotson testified today that Willis had to be reminded
three times to "card" customers, and that she knew she'd be fired if she got
caught selling alcohol to minors.
A decision from the hearing examiner will take at least a week.
An Amherst County man remains in serious condition after he was hit by a
train early this morning.
It happened around 3:15 on Route 6-80 near Rustburg.
Authorities say 22-year old Lewis Noel Junior of Madison Heights had been
drinking, and was sitting on the tracks.
A northbound Norfolk Southern train hit Noel, the wheels severing both his
Doctors at Lynchburg General Hospital were unable to re-attach them.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Straight ahead--on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- Lawmakers in Washington reject the idea
of gay marriages.
Plus one member of a popular alternative rock group is arrested after a
fellow band member dies from an apparent drug overdose.
On Health Check -- we'll check out defibrillation on the spot.
Plus, a look at the government's new exercise guidelines-- and the sad
reality of America's fitness level.
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And you know the saying in golf--drive for show, putt for dough.
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Patrick Evans is getting some pointers for his short game from a teaching
pro, and he'll share them with us a little later.
Alternative rocker Jimmy Chamberlain has been arrested.
New York police confirm that the Smashing Pumpkins drummer has been charged
with heroin possession.
Chamberlain's arrest stems from the drug overdose death of a backup musician
for the band.
Jonathan Melvoin was found dead of an apparent drug overdose in a New York
hotel room early today.
A police source says Chamberlain was in the room when Melvoin overdosed.
The band's concert scheduled for tonight in New York has been cancelled.
The House has voted to refuse to recognize gay marriages.
The bill defines marriage as the union of a man and woman-
It bars recognition of gay unions under federal law.
The bill counters the Hawaii court case that could make it the first state
to legalize same sex marriages.
((I FIND IT IMPLAUSIBLE THAT TWO MEN DECIDE TO COMMIT THEMSELVES TO EACH OTHER
THREATEN A MARRIAGE A COUPLE BLOCKS AWAY.))
((I DON'T THINK CONGRESS SHOULD BE FORCED BY THE HAWAII STATE COURT TO
RECOGNIZE MARRIAGE BETWEEN TWO MALES OR TWO FEMALES.))
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The president says he'll sign the
It may be the middle of July, but it's never too late for a graduation
Sixty- nine students at the Old Dominion Job Corps Center in Amherst County
were given their diplomas today.
High school graduates and dropouts alike come to the Job Corps to further
their education and to learn a trade.
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((JERRI MOORE/JOB CORPS GRADUATE: IT WAS HARD SOMETIMES BUT IT WAS WELL WORTH
IT. I MADE A LOT OF GOOD FRIENDS AND MET A LOT OF NICE PEOPLE, AND LEARNED A
LOT HERE, SO I RECOMMEND FOR ANYBODY TO COME HERE, IT WILL BE WELL WORTH YOUR
SUPER=01-Jerri Moore/Job Corps Graduate; :00
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Today's ceremonies were held in honor of Job Corps student Linel Miller, who
was killed in a car accident last week.
A Franklin County town is looking for more ways to generate money... and
tourism may be the answer.
The Town of Ferrum wants to become a certified tourist destination... and
state officials were called in this morning to lead the way.
Attractions like the Blue Ridge Institute Museum and Farm House along with
other area sites bode well for Ferrum.
((PATRICK MCMAHON/VIRGINIA DIVISION OF TOURISM: BETWEEN THE LAKES AND THE
FISHING AND THE HUNTING AND THE ANTIQUING AND THE NUMBER OF NEW BED AND
BREAKFASTS AND SOME OF THE OTHER ATTRACTIONS THEY HAVE HERE. SO THERE'S A REAL
REASON TO ORGANIZE. ))
SUPER=01-Patrick McMahon/VA Division of Tourism;
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McMahon met with Ferrum and Franklin County officials for about three hours
McMahon says the next step is to form a Strategic Planning Commission for
If you're a golfer, you no doubt know the frustration of the missed short
putt. But there are ways you can improve that aspect of your game.
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Golfing is one of the fastest growing sports in the country, but it can be
a frustrating game.
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Just ask Patrick Evans, who struggles every day with one aspect or another
of his game.
Today he offers up help in the form of teaching pro Chip Sullivan at
Hanging Rock Golf course.
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Stay with us---still to come on News 7 at 5---the main event at Madison
Square Garden last night was upstaged by what was going on OUTSIDE the ring.
Steve Mason has that and more in Friday's Two Minute Ticker.
On Health Check, the latest government guidelines for exercise.
Even MODEREATE activity-- and we'll tell you just what that is-- can
greatly reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer and high
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((I WOULD LIKE TO SAY AS POLITELY AS I CAN....AMERICA, TAKE A WALK. ))
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Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S.-- many cases occur
very suddenly from an abnormal heart rhythm.
When someone suddenly collapses because the heart isn't pumping blood,
often what can save them is of course, C-P-R, but also a defibrillator.
Prompt defibrillation is critical within six minutes of a person passing
So now, there's a national movement to try to equip more police cars with
portable defibrillators, to improve the odds that someone having cardiac arrest
can be saved.
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((DR. ROGER WHITE/MAYO CLINIC: PATIENTS WHO ARE GOING TO BENEFIT FROM THIS
TREATMENT ARE THOSE WHOSE CARDIAC ARREIS IS CAUSED BY VENTRICULAR FIBRILLATION.
THAT MEANS ABOUT 60 TO 70 PERCENT OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE A CARDIAC ARREST COULD BE
TREATED WITH THESE DEVICES IF WE GOT TO THEM QUICKLY ENOUGH. ))
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Right now, the American Heart Association is pushing hard for clinical
trials to help determine where, in fact, portable defibrillators for use by
non-traditional first responders-- like police officers-- can be helpful.
In large cities, there's also a movement to keep them in high rise office
buildings and huge apartment complexes where access is often difficult.
Apparently, because of all the traffic, a crowded city can be one of the
worst places to have a heart attack.
There's a new report out on Americans and exercise.
The bottom line-- getting in shape doesn't have to be this difficult.
Even moderate exercise can greatly reduce the risk of heart disease,
diabetes, colon cancer, and high blood pressure.
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(( DONNA SHALALA/HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES SECRETARY: FROM WALKING YOUR DOG...AS
I DO EVERY MORNING..TO WASHING YOUR CAR..TO GARDENING..REGULAR MODERATE
ACTIVITY IS THE WAY TO GO. ))
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The government defines moderate activity as anything physical that burns up
to 150- calories a day-- or a thousand calories a week. So that would include
playing with the kids, swimming, or maybe dancing.
Still, 60-percent of American adults are not REGULARLY physically active.
25-percent are not physically active at all.
The expression "no pain, no gain" doesn't seem to apply to this latest
exercise, gaining in popularity.
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It's deep-water running, and it can have big gains on land.
Running in the water provides an intense cardiovascular workout, with
minimal impact on the joints and muscles-- so exercisers at any fitness level
can enjoy the benefits.
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((JACK LIPPINCOTT/WATER JOGGER: THE COOLER TEMPERATURE GOES WAY UP.
AQUA-JOGGING IT'S A WONDERFUL DEAL THIS TIME OF YEAR FOR A LUNCHTIME WORKOUT
BECAUSE THERE IS NONE OF THAT COOL-DOWN REQUIRED THE COOL KEEPS YOU COOLED
((PAT THRASH/WATER JOGGER: I COULD RUN HUNDREDS OF MILES AND NEVER TOUCH THE
GROUND. IT'S LOVELY. ))
((DR. DAVID BRENNAN/EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST: YOU CAN PACE YOURSELF
IN A KINDER, GENTLER ENVIRONMENT
THAT ALLOWS YOU TO GRADUALLY IMPROVE YOUR FITNESS LEVELS AND EVENTUALLY SEE
SOME OF THOSE WATER BASED FITNESS LEVELS CARRY OVER TO YOUR REGULARLANDBASED
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SUPER=01-Pat Thrash/Water Jogger; :12
SUPER=01-Dr. David Brennan/Exercise Physiologist; :18
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Deep water runners wear a floatation device to keep their head above
water-- also, you must use good posture, and keep your hands close to your
Then, just imagine you're running on land.
More than two million Americans stutter-- and the speculation continues on
the reasons why.
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I'M CHRIS FULLAGAR AND TODAY IS MAY THE 30TH 1994.))
JENNIFER KELLY/HOLLINS FLUENCY SYSTEM:NO ONE KNOWS FOR SURE WHAT CAUSES
STUTTERING BUT OUR BEST GUESS RIGHT NOW IS IT'S A FEED-BACK DISTORTION IN THE
WAY THE STUTTERER PRODUCES SPEECH AND THEIR PERCEPTION OR THE WAY THEY HEAR
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That's an excerpt from our report a couple of years ago at the Hollins
Communications Research Institute.
This weekend, more than 150 alumnae of the renowned stuttering treatment
program will come back to the facility for a reunion.
On Monday, we'll hear from the Research Director there, on new theories-
and the latest treatments for this disorder.
Time now for sports--and the boxers weren't the only ones doing the fighting
at last night's heavyweight bout.
Also a former N-F-L player has a few tips for young players in Danville.
Steve Mason has those stories and more in the Friday Ticker.
The Winston Cup drivers are in Loudon at the New Hampshire International
Speedway to qualify for Sunday's Jiffey Lube 300. Qualifying got underway at 5,
we will have the results at 6.
On to football where A Danville native who went on to play for the NFL is
giving back to his hometown.
This is the third year Ferrell Edmunds has hosted a local football camp.
The former tight end for the Miami Dolphins and Seattle Seahawks is now
retired but enjoys working as a role model for area kids.
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((DOUG EDMUNDS:HE'S BEEN TEACHING US THE FUNDAMENTALS OF FOOTBALL AND WE'RE
LEARNING A LOT ON HOW TO PLAY FOOTBALL FUNDAMENTALS AND STUFF.
FERRELL EDMUNDS/FORMER NFL TIGHT END:I THINK WITHOUT FUNDAMENTALS, THE GAME OF
FOOTBALL IS NOT AS IMPORTANT,B BECAUSE AS YOU GET OLDER, AS YOU GO TO THE NEXT
LEVEL, YOU GOT TO HAVE SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON. ))
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The camp will wrap up tomorrow.
Scholarships were offered to kids who couldn't afford the 25- dollar fee.
To boxing. Last night, heavyweight Riddick Bowe's fight against Andre
Golota turned into a riot that involved boxers, cornermen and fans at Madison
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Bowe won the fight after Golota was disqualified in the 7th round for
excessive low blows.
After the fight was stopped, one of Bowe's cornermen charged Golota and
starting hitting him over the head with a walky talky.
That sparked a riot, people filled the ring and fights broke out
At the top of your screen, you'll witness the best punch thrown on the
night as this fan takes a hard left.
Golota's trainer Lou Duva collapsed in the ring and had to be taken by
stretcher to a local hospital, he complained of chest pains.
The doctor at MSG said there were 12 minor injures. Police arrested 10
IN a news conference today, The Bowe camp apologized for it's part. The
focus now is on Bowe's health.
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((ROCK NEWMAN/BOWE'S PROMOTER:))
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One huge basketball note. Michael Jordan has agreed to a one year contract
according to a statement released by the Chicago Bulls. No terms of the deal
have been released.
Coming up at 6, Roy Stanley says let the commonwealth games begin, see ya
In London today the question is--will Princess Diana remain a Princess?
Buckingham Palace has confirmed British tabloids reports that
Diana and Prince Charles have finally come to terms on a divorce settlement.
Under the conditions of the deal, the Princess will receive a lump-sum
payment but she may lose the title Her Royal Highness. The divorce would be
finalized by late August.
Charles and Diana were married in 1981 and separated in 1992.
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Meteorologists like Robin are not the only people keeping an eye on
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Keith Humphry tells us that storm is providing a valuable education for some
high school students.
Jean, at the Governor's school for Math, Science and Technology, some of
Virginia's top students are spending (----------------)
part of their summer vacation in a classroom.
Several of them have formed a weather forecasting team, and they've been
using some of the latest technology to track Hurricane Bertha's path this week.
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It's been a lot more interesting than your run-of-the-mill thunderstorm,
we'll tell you more about it at 6.