Today on News 7 at 5, a Roanoke family accuses a local restaurant franchise of putting a mouse in its food. We'll have the details.
And as the Presidential candidates hit the road following last night's debate, one is accused of using misleading information.
Mid-80s today. Mid 80s tomorrow. Then rumage around the closet a bit. A change of wardrobe will be needed this weekend.
In medical news, should expectant mothers who test positive for illegal drugs be turned over to the police? It's something the Supreme Court will have to decide.
also today we'll see how a piece of world history has landed at V-M-I.
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A Roanoke family says it found an unwelcome surprise inside a box of chicken .. one bought yesterday from a local fast food restaurant.
They uncovered, what they believe, was a cooked mouse.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins with more details.
Joy where did this happen
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Family members say they bought the chicken from the K-F-C on Melrose Avenue in Roanoke.
But the health department says it has checked the restaurant and have found no
signs of rodents inside or outside the establishment.
The family now wants the mouse tested - to see if it was cooked in the same batter as the chicken. And Jean, more sensitive viewers may not want to see some of the video in this story.
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((LATASHA CUMMINGS: IT'S COOKED, AND IF IT WOULD'VE BEEN A LITTLE LIGHTER OR A LITTLE BIGGER IT WOULD'VE PASSED FOR A PIECE OF CHICKEN. I'M JUST LUCKY MY KIDS DIDN'T GET IT))
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LaTasha Cummings says she and her children had already started eating their chicken from the K-F-C when she says her husband uncovered the mouse.
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((LATASHA CUMMINGS:WE MIGHT AS WELL HAVE EATEN IT BECAUSE THE CHICKEN CAME OUT OF THE SAME BOX))
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The manager at K-F-C would not go on camera but said the local management team has launched a full investigation.
He says they are interviewing employees and have changed both the flour and the oil at the restaurant.
J-R-N Incorporated owns the franchise. It released a statement saying it does do not believe there is a basis for this allegation because it adheres to the strictest food safety handling guidelines and procedures.
Cummings says this is not a ploy to get money.
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((LATASHA CUMMINGS: THAT'S WHY THE TEST IS SO IMPORTANT TO GET THE MOUSE TESTED, TO SEE IF WAS COOKED ALONG WITH EVERYTHING ELSE, IF IT'S THEIR GREASE, IF IT'S THEIR BATTER))
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The Health Department has agreed to act as a third party.
It will pick-up the mouse and send it to a private lab for testing.
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Cummings says the company has apologized, and is planning to send the family coupons for more chicken.
A sticky mess this afternoon on Interstate 81 in Botetourt County.
A tractor trailer carrying barbecue sauce overturned near the Arcadia exit... causing traffic to back up for miles.
State police charged the driver with reckless driving, but do NOT believe speed was a factor.
They say 31-year old Michael Kerry Trout apparently drove onto the shoulder and simply couldn't regain control.
Authorities say Trout and his passenger suffered minor injuries.
Yugoslavia's elections- that show president Slobodan Milosevic losing- may not count.
Yugoslavia's constitutional court has annulled parts of the presidential election in which opponents claim President Slobodan Milosevic was defeated.
The news is likely to cause more unrest in Yugoslavia- Coal miners are on strike to help oust Milosevic- Today they faced off with police and soldiers- the government says the five day strike is threatening electrical supplies.
Thousands of people rallied in support of the miners forcing police and soldiers to withdraw.
Opposition forces are pushing Milosevic to recognize his loss in the September 24th election- No word on whether today's court ruling will force a new election.
Yugoslavia's elections was just one topic in last night's presidential debates.
Today the candidates are back on the campaign trial- George W. Bush met with State troopers in Massachusetts saying tough love and a good education work.
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((GEORGE W. BUSH/PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE I THINK THE MEN AND WOMEN IN UNIFORM HERE IN MASSACHUSETTS KNOW BETTER THAN ANYBODY .. THEY UNDERSTAND THAT AN EDUCATED CHILD IS LESS LIKELY TO COMMIT A CRIME. AND MUCH MORE LIKELY TO BE A PERSON WITH CONFIDENCE, SELF ESTEEM AND A GOOD CITIZEN.))
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Al Gore spent the afternoon in Ohio- where he says Bush was too negative.
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((AL GORE/D- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: YOU KNOW EVEN THOUGH GOVERNOR BUSH AND I HAVE A LOT OF DIFFERENCES PERSONALLY I THINK IT'S BETTER TO SPEND TIME ATTACKING AMERICA'S PROBLEMS THAN TO SPEND TIME ATTACKING PEOPLE PERSONALLY. CHEERS.))
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Gore mentioned a Sarasota school in last night's debate- saying a girl had to stand in her science class because t
here were not enough desks.
Today the Principal of that high school says Gore got misleading information- saying the class was a desk short just for one day because of remodeling.
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A controversial Roanoke condiminium complex gets some good news. We'll have the details next,
and V-M-I gets an important piece of World War Two history.
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A fire in Danville destroyed a building used by Danville's mounted police.
The patrol used to keep its horses in the building that when up in flames this morning. The animals were in the pasture during the fire and are kept in a neighboring building. But many were not convinced that hay and other supplies were the only thing burning.
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((B.G. LEWIS/DANVILLE FIRE CHIEF: WHEN THE CALL FIRST CAME IN I WAS ASSUMING THAT IT WAS THE BUILDING THE HORSES WERE STABLED IN THEN ON ARRIVAL IT WAS THE BUILDING THEY DON'T NORMALLY STABLE THEM IN BUT I WAS STILL CONCERNED WERE THE HORSES IN THE BUILDING.))
((PAULETTE DEAN/WITNESS: I'M JUST GLAD EVERYONE IS SAFE. I WAS CONCERNED ABOUT THE HORSES. I SAW A LOT OF SMOKE AND HOPED THAT EVERYTHING WOULD BE ALL RIGHT.))
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The fire marshal says the fire was accidental. Investigators say a worker left a lit cigarette in the haystack.
Roanoke City Zoning Board has approved construction of Cherry Hill Condominiums.
Still, residents who oppose the project have promised to take their fight to court.
Last night, the board approved construction of this five-story complex.
Opponents didn't want the condos built at all.
But 500 South Roanoke residents have signed a petition for a compromise.
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((STUART REVERCOMB/SOUTH ROANOKE RESIDENT: OUR COMPROMISE IS TO STOP THE BUILDING RIGHT THERE AT THREE STORIES WHICH WILL STILL BE TWICE, TWICE WHAT'S ALLOWED BY CITY CODE.))
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Cherry Hill Developers say legally, the city and the courts had 60 days to revoke their variance.
They are less concerned with future litigation and more concerned about future development.
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((JIM BODY/CHERRY HILL DEVELOPER: WE'RE CONCERNED FOR A FUTURE DEVELOPMENT BY A FUTURE DEVELOPER. WE DON'T WANT THEM TO GO THROUGH WHAT WE'VE GONE THROUGH.))
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Opponents of the five story building are meeting tonight to interview lawyers.
They expect the case to go to circuit court in the next 30 days.
Employees say a Salem Company revoked a promise of severance pay.
Jacuzzi Whirlpool and Bath is scheduled to close on November third - 60 employees are scheduled for layoff.
Employees say last month they were told they would receive severance if they stayed until October 20th.
A meeting last night, employees were told they would NOT receive severance unless they stayed until November third.
Jacuzzi Whirlpool and Bath says the Human Resource department unintentionally misinformed several employees last month.
Officials say the they regret the error, but no severance will be issued unless employees stay until the plant is closed.
A significant piece of World War Two history is now part of Virginia Military Institute.
The original teletype from General Dwight D-Eisenhower, announcing the unconditional surrender of the German forces, will be on display at the V-M-I museum.
The teletype was sent to Eisenhower's army commanders in Europe on May seventh, 1945.
Sanford Mock donated the document to the school.
His friend, Haley Garrison, is a member of V-M-I's class of 1961.
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((HALEY GARRISON/VMI CLASS OF 1961: I THINK HE'S A FIRST CLASS GENTLEMAN TO GIVE THIS DOCUMENT INSTEAD OF KEEPING IT HIMSELF, SO IT GOES FROM PRIVATE TO PUBLIC. ))
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There's an interesting story behind how the document came into the possession of Sanford Mock.
We'll have more on that... on NEWS 7 at six.
Coming up next on the newscast, Jacey Birch hits the links to tell us about a big charity golf tournament.
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It doesn't usually take much to get a golfer out on the greens.
But they couldn't have a better reason to bring out their clubs today.
Jacey Birch is live at the Hunting Hills Country Club at the sixth annual charity Golf Tournament.
Jacey who is this benefiting?
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Today on Health check, the Supreme Court has to decide if testing expectant mothers for drug use is constitutional,
And our website of the day will explain the silly side of Winston Cup Racing.
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Topping tonight's health check- a question of a pregnant woman's privacy- Should a hospital give police results when a pregnant woman tests positive for drugs?
Lisa (Lee) Leigh reports the case has made it all the way to the U-S Supreme Court.
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THE SUPREME COURT IS DEBATING WHETHER A SOUTH CAROLINA HOSPITAL
WENT TOO FAR, WHEN IT GAVE POLICE THE RESULTS OF MEDICAL TESTS FROM
PREGNANT WOMEN WHO TESTED POSITIVE FOR CRACK COCAINE.
Charles Condon, South Carolina Attorney General: "You got innocent babies throughout South Carolina and throughout the
country who are hurt through the use of illegal drugs. The possession of cocaine is a felony."
Priscilla Smith, Plaintiff Attorney:
If you want healthy babies, don't throw mothers in jail."
ONE OF THE PLAINTIFFS ADMITTED SHE AVOIDED PRENATAL CARE, OUT OF
FEAR OF GOING TO JAIL.
SHE WAS ARRESTED ANYWAY AFTER GIVING BIRTH, BECAUSE SHE TESTED
POSITIVE FOR COCAINE.
Paula Hale, Plaintiff:
"I needed help, not jail. It just put me around other addicts who were itching to go back on the street to do the same thing."
DOCTORS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT VIOLATING THE PHYSICIAN-PATIENT OATH.
Gigi El-Bayoumi, M.D.
"This is crossing all kinds of boundaries. We are doctors, we are obligated to our patients first. We are not in the business of having people arrested. We are not in law enforcement."
EVEN THOUGH THE WOMEN CONSENTED TO THE TESTS, JUSTICE RUTH BADER
GINSBURG SAID, "I LOOKED AT THE CONSENT FORM; IT DIDN'T SAY ANYTHING ABOUT POLICE."
THE HOSPITAL LATER CHANGED ITS POLICY TO GIVE WOMEN THE CHOICE
BETWEEN BEING ARRESTED OR GOING TO DRUG REHAB.
AND JUSTICE ANTONIN SCALIA POINTED OUT, "THE POLICE DIDN'T SHOW UP
AT THE HOSPITAL AND SAY, 'WE'D LIKE TO FIND A WAY TO BUST YOUR
LISA LEIGH/CBS NEWS: THE SUPREME COURT MUST DECIDE WHETHER THE ACTION BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA HOSPITAL VIOLATED THE WOMEN'S FOURTH AMENDMENT RIGHTS, THAT IS,
WHETHER THE DRUG TESTS CONDUCTED WITHOUT A COURT WARRANT CONSTITUTED QUOTE, "UNREASONABLE SEARCHES." THE COURT IS EXPECTED TO COME TO A DECISION BY JULY.
LISA LEIGH FOR CBS NEWS.))
If you are familiar with NASCAR, you have probably heard about the "Silly Season."
It's the time usually late in the year when drivers and teams are changing so fast, you need a scorecard to keep track.
Our website of the day is just the place to do that. Jayski's Silly Season Page is not affiliated with NASCAR, but it does manage to keep with the rumors and news of Winston Cup racing.
It addition to the drivers changes, the site also has one of the most complete galleries of the different paint schemes in the series.
So if you want to keep up with the ever changing face of NASCAR, check out our website of the day.
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it's time now for our two minute ticker.
Steve Mason has the story of a Swedish invasion in Hometown Hoops Weekly.
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((OUR SECOND SEGMENT OF HOMETOWN HOOPS WEEKLY HAS AN INTERNATIONAL FLAVOR TO IT. FOUR YOUNG LADIES FROM SWEDEN HAVE TRAVELED OVER SEAS TO PLAY BALL RIGHT HERE IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY. HERE'S THEIR STORY AND HOW THESE FOUR BEST FRIENDS ARE ADJUSTING TO THE UNITED STATES, IT'S BASKETBALL AND PLAYING ON DIFFERENT TEAMS.
Karin is sophomore starting forward for Lord Botetourt, Louise, she's a sophomore forward on the J.V. at Eastern Montgomery. Because of a bad back, Mia, also a 10th grader, is managing the Northside J.V. team, and Charlotte starts for the Lady Vikings at guard.
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While they wish they were all on the same team, they are happy to spend a season in the the states and thankful for one man for getting them here.
((KARIN WENNEFORS/LORD BOTETOURT SMALL FORWARD:))
They've been best friends for 12 years and have played together for seven years in Gonkoping(yu-shepping) , Sweden on a club team. Adjusting to basketball in the states has been challenging.
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((CHARLOTTE BGERNDELL/NORTHSIDE GUARD:))
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There are a few things these ladies like more about the states than their native homeland.
The four will return to Sweden this summer and unfortunately, will not receive school credit at home for the work they did in school here in America and will have to repat their sophomore years. But the experience and places they've gone and will go has made it all worth with me.))
Tonight's Country Music Awards show is shaping up as a competition between the old and the new.
For the first time in 16 years, Kenny Rogers is nominated for an award.
He will share the stage tonight with new star Billy Gillman, who wasn't even born the last time Rogers was nominated.
Terisa Estacio has more.
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(((take nats off of top tc: Kenny Rogers singing Buy me a Rose )
Narr: Kenny Rogers is back in the limelight in a big way.
For the first time in 16 years Rogers is up for Single of the Year for
his hit Buy me a Rose.
Rogers says he likes touching people's heart strings with his songs
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incue: I think that is what Country Music needs to be, it needs to be a
tapestry with people who do great songs with a great message.
(take nats of Terisa walking/talking with Billy Gillman )
"When do you start shooting? "
Billy Gillman had to learn quickly about reaching a large audience.
Gillman is only 12 years old...but he scored a number one Single for One
Voice off his first album.
Tonight he will perform to a packed house.
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(incue: It is just really incredible and nerve racking. I mean Shania
Twain is going to be there which is so cool. I cant wait )
nat sot of Faith
Faith Hill has watched her own star shine brightly this past year.
She is up for the most awards; eight in total.
Her nomination for Event of the Year includes a lusty song with husband
Their successful union is not the only one.
Clint Black and his wife Lisa Hartman Black are also up for the same
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The song was special already because it's true and to have her sing on
it was great.
And Vince Gill sings songs on his new album with recent wife Amy Grant.
This is the 7th year for Gill to host the show.
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" I want everyone to enjoy the show"
(Terisa Estacio/CLOSE )
Others up for awards include the Dixie Chicks, Jo Dee Messina, Alan
Jackson and newcomer Brad Paisley just to name a few. As always the
show takes place at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. The carpet
is laid out and now all we need is the stars to get the show on the
road. TE, CBS News, Nashville, TN))