Up next on News 7 at five-
A parents worst nightmare- A man hijacks a school bus with children
We'll hear from the man who was abducted in Campbell county. He speaks
about his ordeal.
Plus Mark Furhman starts a new life far away from L-A.
Haven't raked the leaves? No problem, nature brings on the big blower this
On Helath Check, it's National Hospice Month.
We'll hear about family-centered programs that make patients with long-term
illnesses comfortable in their last days.
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A routine ride to school turns terrifying- A waiter hijacks the bus and
takes the kids on a 15 mile chase.
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A co-worker says the waiter who hijacked a busload of disabled students
had been freaking out at work.
Miami Police shot and killed the hijacker after he threated to set off a
The children were special needs students on their way to school.
A police spokesman says the children were crying the entire time.
Dave Fehling is in Miami with the latest on this early morning terror.
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SUPER=03-Miami Beach, FL;
SUPER=01-Octavio Visiedo/Dade Co. Schools Superintendent;
(( The school bus was on its way to Blue Lakes Elementary in South Dade
County when police say the man forced his way on.
On board were 11 special-needs children, an adult aide and the bus driver.
The man claimed to have a bomb.
He led police on a 15-mile, low speed chase into Miami Beach.
Along the way, police were able to convince the hijacker to stop the bus
and let some of the children out, until only five remained on board.
Finally, the hijacker forced the driver to go to Joe's Stone Crab, a
popular Miami Beach restaurant where he had been fired the night before.
All the while, school bus driver Alicia Chapman remained calm.
OCTAVIO VISIEDO/DADE CO. SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT: SHE NEVER PANICKED,
SHE'S A HERO.
As the hijacker approached the door of the bus, police shot him and dragged
him to the street.
It turned out there was no bomb.
Paramedics worked on the man, but he was dead.
More police rushed in and pulled the children off the bus.
They were scared, but otherwise ok.
As frantic parents rushed to the school for word on their kids, the
children were miles away, eating french fries and ice cream at Joe's
THEY FELT BETTER AFTER ICE CREAM
As for the hijacker, his former co-workers at Joe's said he was having
personal problems that may have included trouble with the IRS.
No one will ever know for sure what drove him to this.
One thing is certain the families of 11 boys and girls feel blessed
that things didn't turn out worse.))
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A Lynchburg convenience store clerk knows exactly what those school bus
children were going through.
SUPER=03-Campbell Co./Tuesday Night;
Tuesday night Bret Dorsey was working at this Campbell Avenue store, when he
was kidnapped by an armed suspect on an alleged crime spree.
Police say earlier in the night Brad (McCumby) McCombie robbed another store
and then shot a Campbell County Sheriff's Deputy.
Dorsey says he was robbed at gunpoint and was forced into a three- hour
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((BRET DORSEY/KIDNAPPING VICTIM: HE TOLD ME-- HE SAID I JUST GOT INTO A
SITUATION I CAN'T GET OUT OF AND I GOT TO GET OUT OF TOWN. HE SAID I'M SORRY I
GOT TO USE YOU TO DO IT, AND GOT TO COME TAKE YOUR MONEY AND YOUR CAR, BUT I
DIDN'T HAVE A CHOICE. ))
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Once the pair made it to Henrico County, McCombie let Dorsey go.
McCombie was later killed during a shootout with police.
Officer Andrew Margiotta (MAR-jee-ah-tuh) was wounded during the shootout
and is listed in good condition.
Day two of Bosnian Peace Talks in Ohio-
Today The state department presented the factions with four draft
documents intended as the backbone of a general peace agreement.
((NICHOLAS BURNS/STATE DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN: THE DOCUMENTS GIVEN TO THE
PARTIES THIS MORNING WERE THE GENERAL FRAMEWORK FOR PEACE, THE GENERAL PEACE
AGREEMENT THAT WE HOPE WILL BE SIGNED BY THE PARTIES AT THE END OF THIS
SUPER=01-Nicholas Burns/State Department Spokesman;
OUT Q=of this project."
Burns also said the presidents of Bosnia, Croatia and the Bosnian-Croat
federation agreed to allow a few hundred refugee families to return home.
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Ahead in the newscast--Virginia's Secretary of Education sits down to lunch-
cafeteria style with some students in Franklin County.
Plus a North Carolina Bank is making a run for the border-- we'll explain.
On Health Check-- It's National Hospice Month.
Plus drug abuse among the nation's teens-- despite the warning calls, the
problem is on the rise.
In tonight's Two Minute Ticker a live report from Charlottesville.
UVa is just hours away from a huge game against Florida State. All this
coming up after the break.
There's a new bank coming to the Martinsville-Henry County area.
Sources say the First Citizens Bank of Raleigh, North Carolina has purchased
two branches First Union recently put on the selling block.
People who follow the region's banking industry say the move makes perfect
sense, since First Citizens has several other branches to the north and east of
IN Q=They are evidently
((JOHN CLARKE/CATAWBA CAPITAL MANAGEMENT: THEY ARE EVIDENTLY TARGETING THE
SMALLER COMMUNITIES WHERE THE LARGE REGIONALS EVIDENTLY DON'T LIKE THOSE
BANKING MARKETS. AND THAT'S WHY THEY WENT TO LEWISBURG AND WHITE SULPHUR AND
CLIFTON FORGE AND BEDFORD AND NOW MARTINSVILLE AND COLLINSVILLE.))
SUPER=01-John Clarke/Catawba Capital Management;
OUT Q=and Collinsville;
First Citizens will apparently retain the employees at the two First Union
branches it's buying.
After the deal is complete, the only branch First Union will have in the
Martinsville-Henry County area will be in Bassett.
Fire officials in Botetourt County say an overloaded circuit was to blame
for a house fire earlier today.
Fire broke out at this house shortly before noon in the 400-block of Main
Street in Fincastle.
The back of the house suffered heavy fire, smoke and water damage.
People were home at the time, but escaped without injury.
Crews from Eagle Rock, Fincastle, Troutville and North Roanoke County
A state official is causing quite a feeding frenzy at a Franklin County
Secretary of Education Beverly Sgro (SKROH) paid a visit to Callaway
Elementary this afternoon.
She was given a tour of the school and then treated to lunch.
But Sgro says the real treat was meeting students and teachers.
And she had nothing but positive things to say about the school.
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((BEVERLY SGRO/VA SECRETARY OF EDUCATION: IT REALLY IS THE HEART OF THE
COMMUNITY. IT'S VERY CLEAR THAT THIS SCHOOL IS THE LIFE OF THE COMMUNITY. AND
THAT'S REALLY WHAT WE'D LIKE TO SEE-- IS THE SCHOOL'S RETURN TO THAT KIND OF AN
ATMOSPHERE SO THAT PARENTS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS REALLY FEEL AN AFFILIATION
WITH THE SCHOOL. ))
SUPER=01-Beverly Sgro/Va. Secretary of Education;
OUT Q=with the school
Sgro was supposed to visit Callaway Elementary last month during National
School Lunch Week, but other commitments forced her to postpone it until today.
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Even though it is only the beginning of November, those who like to plan
ahead can begin their holiday shopping.
Up next on NEWS-7 at FIVE, Patrick Evans takes us to a craft show in Roanoke
County, strictly for Christmas. A full report right after this break.
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Nothing says Christmas like a handmade gift, or a special ornament on the
Patrick Evans has found a group of women who make sure there are plenty of
great crafts available, and have done so for the last 17 years.
Here's his report on Holly-Daze.
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A little later-- since the Simpson trial wrapped up, you may have thought
that's the last we'd hear about Mark Furhman--but he's making his own
And on Health Check--
Drug use among the nation's teenagers.
And a report of a 75-percent rise in usage in just eight years.
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((IF LEFT UNCHECKED, TEEN DRUG USE COULD REACH THE HIGHEST LEVEL IN OUR
NATION'S HISTORY IN THE NEXT FEW YEARS.))
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Topping tonight's Health Check report- the Group "Pride America" says the
nation is on a fast track to the demise of America's teenagers.
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The group says more teens are using drugs than when the group sent out it's
first warning three years ago.
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((THOMAS GLEATON/PRIDE AMERICA: IN OUR STUDY OF 200-THOUSAND STUDENTS
DURING THE 94-95 SCHOOL YEAR WE FOUND THAT CIGARETTE USE, COCAINE USE, AND
HALLUCINOGEN USE HAS ALREADY REACHED AN EIGHT-YEAR HIGH AMONG STUDENTS IN
GRADES 9 -12.))
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OUT Q=grades 9 - 12.
Pride America says if Congress fails to change the course of funding, the
country will see more young people in prisons, and more deaths due to drug
This is National Hospice Month.
Around the country, there are about two-thousand hospice programs-- about
45 are based in Virginia.
Hospice is a family-centered program designed to make terminally ill
patients comfortable in their last days.
The goal is to keep them in their homes, with their families. Care
includes home medical visits, pain management-- even emotional support for not
just the patient, but the entire family.
Hospice programs strive to allow time for meaningful relationships-- often
a top priority for patients.
With us to talk about hospice programs is Dr. Harry McCoy, he's the
medical director for the New River Valley Hospice.
SUPER=01-Dr. Harry McCoy/Hematologist-Oncologist; :
((First of all, why don't you tell us why more and more families seem to be
chosing hospice programs? What's really the mission of these programs?
Are the programs growing as there's more of an interest in all forms of
What about the rest of the family members? Are they often forgotten in the
dying process-- when they really need the most help?
Tell us a little about the New River Valley Hospice?))
Time to turn to sports where Virginia is far from the favorite against
A-C-C rival Florida State-- Mike has more on tonight's game.
Good afternoon everybody and welcome to a wet Thursday night Two minute
Let's get started tonight by taking a little trip to Charlottesville where
the Virginia got to further their goal of winning a conference championship
tonight against a team that has never lost an ACC game, the second ranked
Florida State Seminoles.
Roy Stanley is in Charlottesville this evening waiting for the kickoff of
tonight's ACC showdown, and he now checks in with a pregame report via
Mike, Virginia will try to do what no A-C-C team has been able to do since
the Seminoles joined the conference five years ago.
And the Cavaliers will have to go out and play a near perfect game to end
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SUPER=01-Ronde Barber/UVa Defensive Back; :38
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((Since losing in the closing seconds to Texas a couple of weeks ago the
Cavaliers have had a week to rest and prepare for the showdown with the Florida
Virginia's goal of winning the A-C-C will depend on a victory over the
Second ranked Seminoles.
The Cavaliers have plenty of respect for the leagues dominant team and
they must overcome the Seminoles intimidation to have any chance of winning the
((GEORGE WELSH/UVA HEAD COACH: ))
((RONDE BARBER/UVA DEFENSIVE BACK: ))
Roy Centered - LIVE
Beating the Seminoles is not out of Virginia's reach and at six we'll hear
from the Seminoles who appear to be taking this game very seriously, Mike.
Double Box MIke/Roy
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference held its annual preseason media day for
men's basketball today at the Salem Civic Center.
Defending champ Hampden-Sydney, which won the conference by five games last
year is the coaches pick to win again this season.
Although all expect the league to be much more balanced this year.
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((TONY SHAVER/HAMPDEN-SYDNEY HEAD COACH:))
((JOE DAVIS/LYNCHBURG HEAD COACH:))
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SUPER=01-Joe Davis/Lynchburg Head Coach; :17
OUT Q=...the best job."
Emory & Henry and Roanoke College also received some first place votes.
Washington & Lee under first year head coach Kevin Moore was picked 6th, and
Lynchburg was tabbed eighth in the coaches poll.
Much more coming up at six.
Stay dry everybody.
take a break
Perhaps one of the most infamous people in the O-J Simpson trial says he
wants out of the public eye.
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Mark Fuhrman now lives in Idaho. He says he wants the people of his new
hometown to know he is no threat to the community.
The former Los Angeles police detective was labeled a racist and
conspirator in the Simpson double murder trial.
Furhman wrote a letter to the editor of the local newspaper-- saying he
just wants to raise his family with as little attention as possible.
Furhman calls his wife and children innocent people caught up in the O-J
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Six and half inches of rain came in just a few hours....
People who lived through the flood of '85 will never forget it.
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((VIC THOMAS: WELL, EVERY TIME I HEAR A HELICOPTER NOW, YOU KNOW, I THINK ABOUT
OUT Q=think about it.
Thomas and six other people were plucked from the roof of his family
business just seconds before the store was washed away by the flood waters.
Delegate Thomas is just one of the '85 flood victims Keith Humphry
That's all for NEWS-7 at FIVE Goodnight.
...the full story coming up on NEWS 7 at Six.