Next on News 7-
The Nevada Athletic Commission socks it to Mike Tyson- We'll find out his
One day after a supermarket shuts down Len Besthoff takes a look at the
local grocery store wars.
Thunderstorms creep across the region, a watch is still in effect for the
Central and Northern Shenandoah Valley. Forecast details coming your way
The death of a baby by entrapment has prompted a metal crib recall.
More reaction to the news about new dangers with a popular prescription diet
drug-- plus, some advice for those battling obesity.
((MR. CHAIRMAN, I MOVE THAT MICHAEL GERARD TYSON'S BOXING LICENSE BE REVOKED
AND FURTHER MORE THAT MICHAEL GERARD TYSON PAY AN ADMINISTRATIVE FEE IN THE
AMOUNT OF THREE MILLION DOLLARS.))
OUT Q=three million dollars."
The Nevada Athletic Commission comes out swinging against Mike Tyson.
GRAPHIC=news-7 at five
Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
The ruling came down today-
Tyson loses his boxing license for one year-
The revocation means he can't throw a punch for that time.
Then he can reapply for his license.
Tyson must also pay ten percent of SUPER=04-Showtime;
his 30 million dollar purse- totaling three million dollars.
The action comes after Tyson bit opponent Evander Holyfield's ear in a
fight June 28th.
((OSCAR GOODMAN/TYSON'S ATTORNEY: BASKETBALL PLAYERS HAVE KICKED INNOCENT
PERSONS SITTING BY THE FLOOR. FOOTBALL PLAYERS HAVE HIT WITH SUCH VICIOUSNESS
THAT THEY'RE CRIPPLING PEOPLE. MIKE TYSON WITH 13 YEARS HAS LIVED AN EXEMPLARY
LIFE IN THE RING. HE TOLD THE WORLD HE SNAPPED.))
((JIM THOMAS/EVANDER HOLYFIELD'S ATTORNEY: THIS HEARING IS NOT ABOUT MIKE
TYSON. THIS HEARING IS ABOUT THE FUTURE OF BOXING. NO INDIVIDUAL BOXER HAS EVER
BEEN, IS NOW, OR EVER WILL BE BIGGER THAN THE SPORT OF BOXING.))
SUPER=01-Oscar Goodman/Tyson's Attorney; 00
SUPER=01-Jim Thomas/Evander Holyfield's Attorney; 28
OUT Q=THE SPORT OF BOXING."
The athletic commission also ruled Tyson must pay for the cost of the
Investigators have arrived at the scene of yesterday's deadly chopper crash
at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
SUPER=03-Fort Bragg, NC;
But not much is left of the Blackhawk helicopter.
The chopper apparently clipped trees, hit the ground and burst into flames.
((MAJ. GARY KECK/82ND AIRBORNE: THEY WERE JUST TAKING PICTURES OF FORT BRAGG
FOR PEOPLE IN THE OTHER SERVICES TO USE IN ANOTHER TEAM EXERCISE SO IT WAS VERY
SUPER=01-Maj. Gary Keck/82nd Airborne;
OUT Q=was very routine."
Eight members of the 82nd Airborne died in the crash.
A woman stood outside a prison fence today- fatally shooting a death row
inmate- before guards then shot HER to death.
The inmate was working in a vegetable garden with four other inmates when
the woman fired a rifle--
killing the inmate and wounding an officer's horse.
Guards ordered her to put the rifle down-
When she did not-- guards opened fire killing her.
The shooting happened at the Arizona state prison in Florence-
Authorities say the woman knew the inmate but it's unclear what prompted the
The City Pawn Shop in Southeast Roanoke has gone out of business-
It's a result of the out-of-court settlement the McGuire brothers reached
with the State Attorney General's Office.
Checks went out last week to nearly 200 people who filed claims on the
money Tim and Tony McGuire had to place in escrow.
((TIM MCGUIRE/CITY PAWN SHOP PARTNER: WE TRIED TO STAY OPEN FOR ABOUT TWO AND
A HALF MONTHS AFTER THE RULING THAT WE COULD NO LONGER DO CAR TITLES, BUT WITH
THE SIZE OF OUR BUILDING, PEOPLE DID KEEP ON SUPPORTING US WITH GENERAL PAWN
MERCHANDISE BUT WE JUST COULDN'T HOLD ENOUGH VOLUME IN THIS SMALL BUILDING TO
MAKE IT WHERE WE COULD MAKE EXPENSES AND STAY OPEN. ))
SUPER=01-Tim McGuire/City Pawn Shop Partner
OUT Q=and stay open.
McGuire says he's still paying rent on the building--
That gives people another 60 days to come in and claim the items they
pawned over the past several months.
Otherwise, the business is closed.
The shop got in trouble for loaning money on car TITLES, rather than
tangible items, like stereos and V-C-R's.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
The thrill of competition may have done Rack and Sack in--
Next on NEWS-7 at Five, more on the grocery stores shoppers are STILL
And a military style boot camp for non-violent young offenders. It's setting
up shop in Floyd County-- bringing several jobs.
On Health Check-- adult day care, and new digs in Bedford.
Plus, more today on fen-phen, and news about an increase in potential
Also coming up-- Mike Stevens has the latest from the Major Leagues....
Its all headed your way-- right after this break....stick around.
GRAPHIC=RACK AND SACK CLOSING
Competition in the rough and tumble Roanoke market is apparently something
Rack and Sack just could not hack.
Without warning the grocery store closed its doors for good yesterday.
DOUBLE BOXES Jean/Len
Len Besthoff reports tonight that the pricing and coupon wars began long
before Rack and Sack came here a year ago... but recently they've really heated
Len, how has the competition stepped up?
(len ad lib)
(roll cue: "...get an edge.")
IN Q=well like
SUPER=01-Kristie White/Supermarket Shopper; :00
OUT=FOR THEIR MONEY
VO OUT Q=to keep customers
double boxes Jean/LEN
(question: Is competition the only reason Rack and Sack closed?)
A military-style boot camp in Floyd County is expected to serve as a role
model for the state.
An old Department of Corrections work camp in Willis is being renovated for
The facility will house male juveniles-- who've committed non-violent acts.
The state is opening three similar centers throughout Virginia.
In Willis, the boot-camp will be the first-- opening in the fall.
It's expected to serve as a model for other facilities around the world.
Floyd County Administrator Roy Crawford is excited about the attention as
well as the 37-jobs its creating.
IN Q=The minimum
((ROY CRAWFORD/FLOYD CO. ADMINISTRATOR:THE MINIMUM STARTING WAGE FOR THESE JOBS
WILL BE 9- DOLLARS AN HOUR WHICH ABOUT 360- DOLLARS WEEK PLUS THEY'RE GOING TO
PAY BENEFITS LIKE INSURANCE, RETIREMENT AND THAT WORT OF THING WHICH WILL BE A
BENEFIT TO A LOT OF PEOPLE. ))
SUPER=01-Roy Crawford/Floyd Co. Administrator; :00
OUT Q=lot of people.
Funding was set aside for the boot camp program to help handle the state's
growing juvenile crime rate.
For more on the program itself, watch NEWS 7 at six.
Today is L-F Payne's 52nd birthday.
And on hand to help the lieutenant governor candidate celebrate, was his
Democratic ticket-mate Don Beyer.
It's another sign of how hard the Democrats are trying to link their ticket
in voters' minds -- and how Republicans, so far, are not.
IN Q=Understand that
((LT. GOV. DON BEYER/D-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: UNDERSTAND THAT WE HAVE A VERY
STRONG TICKET. L.F. PAYNE HAS ENORMOUS CREDIBILITY THROUGHOUT RURAL VIRGINIA
AND IS A RESPECTED MEMBER OF CONGRESS. BILL DOLAN IS WIDELY RECOGNIZED TO BE
THE BEST ATTORNEY IN VIRGINIA.))
OUT Q=in Virginia.
Republicans say they've finally ordered the joint bumper stickers and signs.
And Jim Gilmore isn't even campaigning this week.
IN Q=iT'S A MATTER
((CHRIS LACAVITA/REPUBLICAN PARTY OF VA.: IT'S A MATTER OF STRATEGY , BUT ANY
INSINUATION THAT THE REPUBLICANS AREN'T RUNNING AS A TICKET IS ABSURD AND IT'S
COMING FROM DEMOCRATS SO IT'S WORTH ABOUT A GRAIN OF SALT. ))
((LARRY SABATO/UVA POLITICAL ANALYST: GILMORE DOESN'T REALLY ...TO BEYER
SUPER=01-Chris LaCavita/Republican Party of Va.; :01
SUPER=01-Larry Sabato/UVa Political Analyst; :13
OUT Q=Beyer potentially.
Sabato says none of the campaigns has captured much public interest, yet.
(GO TO BREAK)
Explosions continue in the cliffs above Interstate-40 on the Tennessee--
North Carolina Border.
Work crews are still trying to clear the large boulders from a rock slide
that blocked the interstate last week. The road was scheduled to re-open
Monday, but problems moving equipment into the slide area are causing a delay.
The entire highway may not be reopened to traffic until next week.
Business-owners in the towns that depend on Interstate 40's traffic near
Asheville, North Carolina say they are feeling the effects.
SUPER=330-Evening Storms/Slow Clearing/63-66/Mostly Sunny/Less Humid/81-84;
SUPER=331-Evening Storms/Slow Clearing/64-67/Mostly Sunny/Less Humid/83-87;
SUPER=332-Storms Ending/Foggy/60-63/Becoming/Mostly Sunny/78-82;
SUPER=333-Thunderstorm Watch/Then Clearing/63-66/Sunny/Less Humid/78-82;
SUPER=334-Partly Cloudy/Morning Fog/60-64/Becoming/Mostly Sunny/75-80;
health music under
In tonight's Two Minute Ticker-- more from Mike Tyson's day before the
athletic commission, plus highlights from last night's All Star Game.
A manufacturer is re-calling nearly 400-thousand cribs sold around the
country, that weren't assembled properly.
They're tubular metal cribs made by COSCO.
IN Q=We are telling
((WE ARE TELLING PARENTS, PLEASE CHECK YOUR CRIBS, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY
ARE PROPERLY ASSEMBLED. THE SUREST WAY OF DOING THAT IS TO TAKE A SODA CAN AND
PASS IT THROUGH THE SIDE RAILS. IF IT DOES NOT GO THROUGH, YOUR CRIB IS
PROPERLY ASSEMBLED. ))
OUT Q=is properly assembled.
There's more NEWS-7 at FIVE, in just a moment, but first let's fast forward
to what else you'll see tonight on NEWS-7 at SIX.
Images from the Red Planet continue being awed at on earth...
And students from a dozen colleges are doing their own research about Mars, on
the campus of Washington and Lee University.
The results from their research will even be presented to NASA...at a time
where startling discoveries are being made every day.
Learn what these students are finding out in about 40-minutes on NEWS-7 at
Now let's hear from Health Check's Connie Stevens.
An important recall today from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
SUPER=04-Consumer Product Safety Comm.; :
Some 390-thousand cribs made by COSCO have been found to be mis-assembled--
presenting an entrapment hazard for babies.
IN Q=A baby died
((PETER AVENS/COSCO: A BABY DIED RECENTLY WHEN HE BECAME ENTRAPPED IN A CRIB
WHERE THE MATTRESS PLATFORM HAD BEEN USED AS A SIDERAIL. WE DON'T WANT THIS
TRAGEDY TO HAPPEN TO ANOTHER BABY.))
SUPER=01-Peter Avens/COSCO; :
OUT Q=another baby.
The COSCO tubular metal cribs were sold in major retail and baby specialty
stores across the country.
Customers should contact the company at 1-800-221-6736 for more
After spending five years in cramped quarters, today, Bedford's adult
daycare center unveiled its new, more spacious facility.
A large grant from the Maupin- Sizemore Foundation helped build the new home
on the grounds of Bedford Carilion Memorial Hospital.
Officials say it's a move up from their old digs at Bedford Baptist Church.
IN Q=It certainly has
((THERESA SMART/DAYCARE CENTER DIRECTOR: IT CERTAINLY HAS MORE SPACE HERE. IT'S
BRIGHTER, IT'S A BETTER PLACE TO DROP THE PARTICIPANTS OFF AS FAR AS
TRANSPORTATION GOES. IT'S JUST WONDERFUL.))
SUPER=01-Theresa Smart/Daycare Center Director; ;00
OUT Q=it's just wonderful.
The center's 19 participants are also excited about their new surroundings.
IN Q=I think it's
((MARY WINGFIELD/DAYCARE PARTICIPANT: I THINK IT'S WONDERFUL BEDFORD HAS
SOMETHING LIKE THIS. NOT MANY SMALL TOWN LIKE THIS HAVE ONE LIKE THIS. I THINK
SUPER=01-Mary Wingfield/Daycare Participant; :00
OUT Q=think it's great.
The program is licensed to handle up to 25 adults.
It's staffed by six full- time caregivers along with community volunteers.
A study shows many HMO's are sending stroke victims to nursing homes
rather than more expensive rehabilitation centers.
The study of more than 800 patients in Virginia however, did not examine
the outcome of those nursing home stays.
But the study does lend support that health maintenance organizations do
tend to minimize costs.
Strokes hit more than half a million Americans a year, and are the leading
cause of adult disability.
Reaction to yesterday's news that a popular combination of weight loss
drugs may be causing serious heart and lung problems.
Researchers at the Mayo Clinic say the commonly prescribed drug, known as
Fen-Phen, may be responsible for a thickening of heart valves in women.
Scientists also say some women who've used fen-phen for about a year, were
found to have cardiovascular problems or heart murmurs.
IN Q=My concern is that
DR. HAROLD SOLOMON/HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL: MY CONCERN IS THAT 18-MILLION
PRESCRIPTIONS WERE WRITTEN LAST YEAR, AND PROBABLY BY LOTS OF PHYSICIANS WHO
REALLY DON'T UNDERSTAND THE POTENTIAL HAZARDS THAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Harold Solomon/Harvard Medical School; :
OUT Q=we're talking about.
And Dr. Solomon says he'd be happy to see fen-phen taken off the market--
because of abuse of the drug.
Doctors have defined obesity as being more than 20-percent over ideal
Given that definition, 300-thousand deaths have been linked to obesity every
year in this country.
And that's Bonny Lee's concern-- she's with the Center for Bariatric
Medicine in Roanoke, and is with us in the studio.
SUPER=01-Bonny Lee/Center for Bariatric Medicine; :
Bonny Lee, thanks for joining us today-- offering up another perspective on
Let's delve now into sports-- more on Mike Tyson, last night's all-star
game...lotsa stuff...here's Mike Stevens.
go to mike
GRAPHIC=two minute ticker
As Jean told you at the top of the newscast, the Nevada State athletic
stopped short of knocking Mike Tyson out for good, but still left the former
Tyson's license is suspended for a year and he loses $3 million dollars of
The state's attorney general's office recommended the penalties.
((GORDON FINK/DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL:))
SUPER=01-Gordon Fink/Deputy Attorney General; :00
OUT Q=...NOT BE ENOUGH."
GRAPHIC=MLB ALL-STAR GAME
The Major league baseball all-star game didn't end until nearly 11:30 last
night, and if you fell asleep before the end, you missed a storybook ending.
The beginning, however, wasn't so great for Albert Belle who was booed in his
old park and never played.
Larry Walker finally got to play against Randy Johnson. And after watching a
fastball fly over his head, Walker switched sides of the plate and turned his
hat around backwards.
He says he wanted to look like Shultz on the Hogan's Heroes.
The Mariners' Edgar Martinez got the scoring started as he rips a solo homer
off Greg Maddux in the bottom of the second to make it 1-to-nothing.
The AL also got plenty of defensive help. Look at Cal Ripken Junior with the
barehanded pickup an throw to first to gun down Jeff Blauser.
The National stars finally tied the game in the 7th as the Braves Jave Lopez
hit a solo homer in his first ever all-star at bat off the fair pole in left
SUPER=35-American League/3/National League/1/Alomar Named MVP;
But in the bottom of the 7th, hometown favorite Sandy Alomar, the Indians
catcher put the AL stars back on top for good with a two run homer.
The American League wins it 3 to 1.
((SANDY ALOMAR/ALL-STAR GAME MVP:))
((SHAWN ESTES/GAVE UP WINNING HOMER:))
((ROBERTO ALOMAR/SANDY'S BROTHER:))
((CHIPPER JONES/N.L. ALL-STAR:))
SUPER=01-Sandy Alomar/All-Star Game MVP; :00
SUPER=01-Shawn Estes/Losing Pitcher; :08
SUPER=01-Roberto Alomar/Sandy's Brother; :15
SUPER=01-Chipper Jones/N. L. All-Star; :24
OUT Q=TOO MUCH OFFENSE."
SS=TWO MINUTE TICKER
Coming up at six, we'll talk about offense in football, as new UVa offensive
coordinator Sparky Woods dropped in the valley today.
We'll get his thoughts on the Cavs 97 campaign on News 7 at 6.
Have a good evening folks.
take a break
Finally tonight...thrill seekers got more than they bargained for on a
roller coaster ride in Opryland..
Firefighters and rescue crews plucked eight people from the top of the
"Hangman" after it got stuck midway through the riding cycle.
The roller coaster passengers were stranded 170 feet in the air.
It took fire fighters about six hours to rescue all the riders.
The Hangman lasts about one minute-- with several loops and corkscrews.
No one on board was injured...
Officials at the Tennessee park did not know why the attraction jammed-- but
believe it may have something to do with a broken piece of plastic that allows
the coaster to move along the tracks.
That's NEWS-7 at FIVE...
For more news later tonight--full screen
Join Connie Stevens over on WEFC, for NEWS-7 Primetime-- tonight at 10.
Thanks for watching NEWS-7 at FIVE...good night.