Next on News 7 at Five: a grim discovery inside a Richmond area home--Mama
is dead, two young children die of dehydration.
Trouble along the Macy's parade route in New York--
and making the best of the holiday- - far from home. We'll show you how
American troops in Bosnia are marking this Thanksgiving.
Well, we couldn't have asked for better Holiday weather, and the upcoming
weekend should cooperate nicely in terms of the forecast. We'll preview all of
that coming up.
In healthcheck, the Top Ten holiday foods to avoid if you're trying to watch
And the newest fitness craze is a martial arts form that dates back to the
1500's. We'll introduce you to Capoeira (CA-PO-WED-A).
Stay with us--News 7 at Five is next.
A holiday tradition is marred by high winds and balloons out of control.
Four people injured watching Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade.
I'm Keith Humphry filling in for Jean Jadhon. We'll have that parade story
in a moment but first:
A Richmond-area woman and her two children have been found dead in their
Colonial Heights home.
Twenty-seven year old Rhonda Bush was found dead in her bed late yesterday.
The body of two-year old Sonny was on the floor; 1-year old Billy was dead
in his crib. The boys apparently died of dehydration sometime after their
Chesterield County authorities are treating the mother's death as a
homicide, for now.
The boys' father died last year in a motorcycle accident.
The wind coming off Central Park was giving fits to Macy's parade balloons.
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Gusts of up to 40-miles and hour made it hard to control the giant
Four people were hurt - two of them seriously - when the "Cat in the Hat"
balloon snapped off part of a light pole.
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((IT WAS A HUGE PIECE OF METAL. IT MISSED ME BY A FOOT AT THE MOST, ONLY
BECAUSE I GOT OUT OF THE WAY. IF I'D REACHED OUT, IT WOULD HAVE HIT ME.))
OUT Q=hit me.
Handlers tried to keep the balloons at a height of one story, instead of the
three or four they normally use, and the balloon wranglers were warned not to
wrap string from the balloons around their bodies, for fear of losing a limb.
The winds damaged at least two balloons overnight. One of the big ones, the
Fish, was shredded. The Pink Panther also suffered minor injuries, but was
treated and was able to join in the parade.
While many of us are about to sit down with friends and family this
American troops are celebrating far from home.
Soldiers serving in Bosnia still got to enjoy turkey with all the trimmings
at NATO's Tuzla Eagle Base.
Eight-thousand Americans are serving with I-FOR, the International
75-hundred pounds of turkey, 35-hundred pounds of ham, two-thousand gallons
of gravy and 25-hundred pumpkin pies were trucked into northeast Bosnia from a
base in Croatia for the traditional feast.
The United States continues to insist that U-N weapons inspectors should
have unrestricted access to Saddam Hussein's palaces.
Iraq's foreign minister says the invitation to inspect the palaces applies
only to international experts and diplomats- -and not to weapons inspectors now
in the country.
A senior White House official says there's no ambiguity in the mandate from
the United Nations Security Council.
The official says Iraq is required to allow unconditional access to the
Yesterday, Iraq invited international experts and diplomats to see for
themselves that the palaces aren't hiding stocks of chemical or biological
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The latest on the challenges to Virginia's parental notification law.
That story is coming up on News 7 at Five.
You've heard the phrase "walk a mile in my shoes"--well some Virginia
politicians are taking up the challenge, experiencing life on a welfare budget.
In health news, if you've feeling a twinge of regret for overindulging at
the dinner table on this Thanksgiving--we'll have some tips for keeping the
weight off the rest of the holiday season.
Also--some of Hollywood's most popular stars are products of a kind of
obedience school. We'll have that story--stay with us.
Local government leaders are delivering Thanksgiving dinner and smiles to
The first stop for Congressman Bob Goodlatte and his daughter Jenny was
Lillian St. Clair's house in Vinton.
The 91-year-old woman lives alone.
But her face lit up when she saw her turkey dinner -- also flowers,
toiletries, and a card from local schoolchildren.
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((BOB GOODLATTE/U-S CONGRESS: GOT ALL KINDS OF GOOD THINGS FOR YOU THERE.
LOOKS LIKE SOME CHOCOLATE EASTER EGGS. LILLIAN ST. CLAIR:I LOVE CANDY!))
OUT Q=I love candy
Meals-on Wheels delivers food and comfort year-round --state lawmakers say
it's important to protect the program.
IN Q=It needs more
((VIC THOMAS/DELEGATE: IT NEEDS MORE MONEY FOR MEALS TO ADDRESS TEH WAITING
LIST ACROSS THE STATE OF VIRGINIA. IN FACT, I GOT A BUDGET AMENDMENT IN FOR
THIS COMING SESSION TO INCREASE THE FUNDING FOR THAT AS WELL AS IN HOME CARE
FOR THE ELDERLY.))
OUT Q=for the elderly
Bob Goodlatte says the program's not only about delivering food, but also
sharing time and a smile.
Another area lawmaker is buying his Thanksgiving dinner with food stamps.
State senator John Edwards is living on a welfare budget, but only for a
Melissa Salters meets with him frequently -- to show him what it's like to
be unemployed, feeding two children with food stamps.
She says Thanksgiving is especially hard.
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((MELISSA SALTERS: WE'LL HAVE TO HOLD BACK... DINNER FOR THAT EVENING.))
OUT Q=for that evening
Salters and the Senator were matched up through a program called
Edwards says he'll use the experience when considering laws to protect the
IN Q=The social safety net
((SENATOR JOHN EDWARDS/(D) ROANOKE: THE SOCIAL SAFETY NET REALLY DOES HAVE A
LOT OF HOLES... CHILD CARE... WHO WILL HELP OUT A LOT.))
OUT Q=help out a lot
Melissa Salters does not have a job now.
She says she needs the welfare program -- and hopes that support is taken
away gradually once she does find work.
A federal appeals court in Richmond has set a hearing for next March on the
challenge to Virginia's new parental notification abortion law.
The hearing is to decide whether the law stays in effect while the lawsuit
brought against it by Planned Parenthood works its way through the courts.
Planned Parenthood contends the notification law is unconstitutional.
It took effect July first and says a judge MAY waive the notification
requirement if he finds that the girl is mature enough.
Other state parental notification laws say the judge SHALL grant the waiver
if he finds the girl is mature.
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They're sure-fire scene stealers on the big screen and on T-V...
Coming up on News 7 at Five, we'll see how family pets are transformed into
high paid actors who can hit their cues with the best of them.
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The writer who made an annual fund-raiser by the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire
Department world-famous has died.
Marguerite Henry died yesterday at her California home. She was 95.
Henry wrote "Misty of Chincoteague" in 1947 about the annual summer swim of
wild ponies from Assateague Island to Chincoteague on Virginia's Eastern Shore.
The local fire department takes care of the herd and sells some of the ponies
at auction after the swim.
A family friend said Henry had suffered several strokes.
How many times have you seen a dog or cat on T-V
and wondered, "How did they get that animal to do that?"
Mark McEwen tells us how a furry friend becomes an
SOT CBS 10AM AT 10:39:41
IN Q= nat sot "Go Climb It"
SUPER=03-Lake Hughes, CA; :05
SUPER=01-Rob Bloch/"Critters of the Cinema"; :31
OUT Q="challenge of what we do" then music
((NATSOT-TRAINING A DOG
THIS MAY LOOK LIKE A PLAYGROUND, BUT IT'S ACTUALLY A TRAINING GROUND FOR
"CRITTERS OF THE CINEMA" SUPPLIES EVERYTHING FROM CUDDLY CHIMPS AND
HUGGABLE HOUNDS, TO FINE FEATHERED FRIENDS AND RODENTS.
SOT ROB BLOCH: YOU HAVE TO SPEAK GERMAN SHEPARD TO A GERMAN SHEPARD, AND CAT
TO A HOUSECAT, GRIZZLY BEAR TO A GRIZZLY BEAR AND TRY TO UNDERSTAND THEM AND
WORK WITHIN THEIR ELEMENT.
BECAUSE EACH ANIMAL IS TREATED AS AN INDIVIDUAL, THE AMOUNT OF TIME IT
TAKES TO TEACH NEW TRICKS VARIES. BUT ONE THING REMAINS THE SAME: ALL
CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL NEED LOVE.
SOT ROB BLOCH - IF YOU DON'T WORK WOLVES TO LOVE AND AFFECTION, THEY'RE NOT
GOING TO WORK FOR YOU BECAUSE THEY'RE GOING TO BE INSECURE ABOUT YOU, AND YOU
REALLY HAVE TO ROLL AROUND IN THE DIRT WITH THEM, BITE ON YOUR ARM AND CHEW ON
THE EAR, AND GET THAT RELATIONSHIP GOING.
SOT ROB- YOU HAVE TO LOVE THE ANIMALS, YOU HAVE TO LOVE WHAT YOU'RE DOING.
THIS IS NOT A JOB, THIS IS A WAY OF LIFE.
MOST OF THESE ANIMALS WERE RESCUED FROM THE POUND. AND WHILE
TRAINING CATS AND DOGS IS THE SPECIALITY HERE, LISTEN TO ROB DESCRIBE A RECENT
REQUEST FROM HOLLYWOOD.
SOT ROB BLOCH - THERE'S TWO DOGS ACTUALLY DANCING, THEN YOU GO
FURTHER OVER AND THERE'S A DOG, CAT,AND A RABBIT AND AN IGUANA, PLAYING
TWISTER. YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT THEY'RE GOING TO THROW AT YOU NEXT AND TIIATIS
THE CHALLENGE OF WHAT WE DO.
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What are your options if you don't want to serve the traditional holiday
turkey? You'll be surprised by what some people choose as an
alternative--we'll show you, still ahead on News 7 at Five.
And in medical news, a study researches the effectiveness of defibrillators,
and its findings are good news for those with irregular heart rhythms.
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There's more News 7 at Five to come, but first here's a look at what you'll
see coming up on News 7 at Six.
We'll step inside the newly completed Giles County Historical Museum in
The museum is filled with artifacts on loan from local residents throughout
You'll find everything from old newspaper clippings, books to clothing-- all
from years gone by.
A favorite among school kids is kept in the basement.
It's a wooden hearse that used to be stored in a barn.
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((BILL HAMILTON/GILES CO. HISTORICAL SOCIETY:OH, YES, THE KIDS COME THROUGH
HERE AND THEY'RE VERY INTERESTED PARTICULARLY IN THE COFFIN IN THE BACK, THEY
WANT TO KNOW IF THERE'S A BODY INSIDE. ))
SUPER=01-Bill Hamilton/Giles Co. Historical Society; :00
OUT Q=body inside.
The artifacts on display will only be in place through January 15th--
The museum is currently looking for new items for display.
In medical news, a new study offers good news about implanted defibrillators.
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The cassette tape-size devices are used to shock the heart back
into normal rhythm during cardiac arrest.
Now, research confirms they can substantially cut the risk of death among
people with life-threatening heart rhythm disturbances.
In the study, about 500 patients got defibrillators, while
another group of 500 got standard heart rhythm medicines.
After three years, 75 percent of the people with defibrillators were
still alive, compared with 64 percent taking the medicines.
The study is published in the most recent issue of the "New England
Journal of Medicine."
Gaining weight over the holidays is as American a past-time as Apple Pie and
"pass the gravy...." And that's exactly how we do it.
Dieticians say it's not unusual for a person to put on about ten pounds
between now and New Year's.
But experts say with a little preparation, you can make it through
Thanksgiving and into the New Year without the add ons.
A dietician in Waco, Texas, has suggestions.
Stephanie Taylor has a list of the top ten foods guaranteed to help you gain
weight over the holidays---they include alcohol, egg nog, nuts, pecan pie,
candy such as chocolate covered cherries and toffee, cheese balls, cheese
popcorn, snack mixes and chips and dips.
Of course the list includes many holiday favorites and Taylor says it's not
realistic to expect that we can stay away from all of them. The key, she says,
In other words, skip the second helping and don't overindulge.
Another suggestion is to eat lower-fat items at other meals, to balance out
the time when you're eating heavier.
And don't forget to exercise.
The newest exercise craze started out a generation ago as a forbidden martial
art, imported by slaves to South America.
Now, a 1990's version is on the schedule at some of the most popular fitness
Liz Mullen reports.
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SUPER=01-Pamela Mirabella/Capoeirista; 1:28 quick
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((Health conscious Americans looking for a different way to burn calories just
may be in luck.
Capoeira (CA-PO-WED-A), a 16th century martial art form is now being offered
at health clubs. Fitness magazines are calling the technique a
high-intensity, full body workout. The combination of dance and martial arts
includes kicks, handstands and attack movements derived from animals.
PATTY YUEN/HEALTH CLUB MEMBER SOT:
IT'S DEFINITELY A GREAT LOWER BODY WORKOUT IN TERMS OF YOUR THIGHS, GLUTES
AND YOUR UPPER ARM STRENGTH WHEN YOU GET MORE INTO THE ACROBATICS.
The defense technique was developed in Brazil by Angolan slaves. After it was
banned, dance moves were added to camouflage it's teaching. Based on
traditional African rituals, the weapon was used by many runaways. It wasn't
until the 1930's that it became legal to teach and practice it. Today hundreds
of schools exist worldwide.
The "Game" of Capoeira is played in a circle, called a roda (pronounced
HOR-DA). This is when you get a chance to face your challenger.
"WHEN YOU ENTER INTO THE RODA (HORDA) YOUR FACED WITH MANY DIFFERENT PEOPLE."
PAMELA MIRABELLA/CAPOEIRISTA SOT:
"YOU CAN REALLY TAKE ON EACH FIGHT DIFFERENTLY AND THAT'S HOW LIFE IS.
IT'S NOT THE SAME LINEAR FIGHT."
So if your 'fighting' the battle of the bulge.. or you want to beat the
blues.. Capoeira may be the perfect weapon.
Liz Mullen, CBS News, New York.))
In sports, two N-F-L teams did not take this holiday off--and
the Virginia Tech Hokies are off to a good start on the basketball court.
Here's Roy Stanley with more.
Thank you Keith and welcome to the Thanksgiving day two minute ticker.
Tech's Myron Guillory scored on a three point play with four seconds left to
lead the Hokies to a 66 to 64 win over William and Mary last night in
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The Hokies would trail most of this game as William and Mary came to play on
its home court leading by 12 at the half.
But Tech started a rally midway through the second half by upping the tempo
on offense and using the pressure defense.
The Hokies would take the lead in SUPER=33-Virginia Tech/66/William &
Mary/64/;the final minutes of the game and hold on to beat the Indians 66 to
with the victory the Hokies up their record to 2 and 0. Tech's next game
is at home against Liberty on December first.
Barry Sanders scored three touchdowns and moved past Eric Dickerson into
second place on the all time N-F-L rushing list as the Lions beat the Chicago
Bears 55 to 20.
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Detroit trailed 14 to nothing after the first quarter then Scott Mitchell
hooks up with Herman Moore on the 8 yard T-D pass but the Lions trailed 17 to
Sanders scored his first T-D of the day on this playing taking the handoff
and outrunning the Bears defense for the 40 yard touchdown to make it 20 to 17
The game was tied 20 to 20 at the half then Mitchell opened the third
quarter going to the air and hitting Johnny Morton on the 50 yard touchdown to
make the score 27 to 20 Detroit.
Sanders scored again in the third SUPER=30-Detroit/55/Chicago/20/;as he
blows through the line and makes a nice cut back on the 27 yard touchdown run
and the Lions win it 55 to 20.
The Canadians on the Express roster celebrated their Thanksgiving back in
October and some of the players will celebrate the holiday on Sunday.
The menu for Roanoke this Thanksgiving Day is a date with the Hampton Roads
Admirals at the Roundhouse.
And the home game will give the Express a chance to even the score with the
Admirals, who beat Roanoke in Hampton.
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((DAVE GAGNON/EXPRESS GOALIE: ))
((JEFF LODER/EXPRESS CENTER: ))
((FRANK ANZALONE/EXPRESS HEAD COACH: ))
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The Express and Admirals face it off tonight at 7-thirty at the Roundhouse.
You think you're cooking for a lot of relatives this Thanksgiving?
Alice Najarian of Swanton, Ohio, is cooking for about 115
They've come from around the country for the annual feast.
Najarian is 84 and has been hosting family Thanksgiving dinners
for 60 years.
She figures she's fed about five-thousand people over
It takes a lot to feed the family -- 30 loaves of bread are used
to make the stuffing alone.
Of course not everyone went the traditional route this holiday--
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a store in Kansas City sold out of "Tofu-urkey"--that's for the Vegeterian
It's billed as a healthy alternative to the traditional bird.
But if healthy is not your concern on this holiday--then you might pay a
visit to Jim's Diner. The cooks there began deep frying turkeys seven years
ago, and it's become more popular each holiday.
The diner's owners say they can't keep up with the demand--this year there
was a line of customers waiting to buy a bird.