NEWS-7 at FIVE is next--
Washington and Lee's Mock Convention is this weekend--Denise Allen reports
live from Lexington.
A drug bust at a Southside High school--
And Jazz great Doc Severisen takes five with us.
Good news for the weekend outlook. Looks like we get a miss from the snow
and the sun works hard especially Sunday.
On Health Check-- the Virginia
Supreme Court rules that people with carpal tunnel syndrome cannot collect
workers compensation benefits.
Plus Patrick catches up with famous band leader Doc Severinsen-- all this
right after this break.
Which one of these men will win the Republican presidential nomination?
There's a good chance whoever gets selected at the Mock Convention at
Washington and Lee University will get the nod.
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Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at FIVE, I'm Connie Stevens.
Too close to call. The 1996 Mock COnvention is underway at Washington and
This weekend W and L students will pick the candidate they think will end up
representing the G-O-P in the presidential election.
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Denise Allen has been in Lexington all day.
Denise, since this is such a close race, what will be the deciding factor.
(roll cue: "...will make the difference.")
SOT **rolled from truck**
IN Q=some republican heavy hitters
SUPER=01-Brian Ross/Political Chairman;:25
OUT Q=taken place.
(denise ad lib)
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(questions: What else is going to happen tonight? )
Senator John Warner received a key endorsement today at W-and-L's Mock
Former Vice President Dan Quayle threw his support behind Warner in his bid
for the Republican nomination for the U-S Senate.
A newly- revised lawsuit from Christy Brzonkala names
Virginia Tech defensive end Cornell Brown as a defendant.
One of the most decorated football players of all time at Tech, Brown is
NOT accused of rape... but of having been there the night two OTHER athletes
One of them, Tony Morrison, admits he had sex with Brzonkala, but HE says
it was with her consent.
That amounts to defamation, Brzonkala says in a 50-page amended complaint
Brzonkala's lawyer points out it's a crime in Virginia for UNmarried people
to engage in sex, so Morrison has defamed her by implying she's guilty of a
A surprise search by police at Halifax County high school yielded more than
authorities had expected.
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Teresa Hamilton joins us from our Danville newsroom with details.
Connie, Operation March Madness was the name given to the surprise search.
Officers combed the school where they found not only drugs but also weapons.
IN Q=We will not
SUPER=01-Maj. Ray Link/Halifax Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :00
SUPER=03-Halifax Co./This Morning; :07
SUPER=01-Trooper Bobby Hawkins/State Police; :34
OUT Q=very large.
IN Q=We will
((MAJOR RAY LINK/HALIFAX CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: WE WILL NOT TOLERATE DRUGS IN OUR
SCHOOL OR IN HALIFAX COUNTY, WE WILL PROSECUTE THEM TO THE EXTENT OF THE LAW.))
OUT Q=of the law.
To help enforce that message-- Major Ray Link and 30- local law enforcement
officers began searching Halifax High school around nine- AM.
No one was allowed to leave as police dogs searched not only lockers but
The school parking lot, however, was where authorities made their biggest
Inside a truck, they found a 22- rifle and bullets.
In a nearby car, crack cocaine.
IN Q=It's an
((BOBBY HAWKINS/VA. STATE TROOPER:IT'S AN UNUSUAL QUANTITY FOR ANY SCHOOL, WHAT
WE HAVE HERE IS PROBABLY 2- TO FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS WORTH OF CRACK COCAINE.
AND FOR AN AREA LIKE THIS AND THIS SCHOOL, THIS IS VERY LARGE. ))
OUT Q=this is very large.
This is the largest search the school has ever seen.
Authorities also discovered marijuana, knives and screw drivers.
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(Question: What will happen to the students who were caught carrying this stuff
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Straight ahead--the retrial of the Menendez brothers is over-- now it is up
to the jury.
And no one survived a plane crash in the Andes Mountains last night.
On Health CHeck-- changing the guidelines for who gets their cholesterol
One physicians group believes young adults, and the elderly should NOT
Mike has Winston Cup qualifying in tonight's Two Minute Ticker-- stay
tuned for that, as NEWS-7 at FIVE continues.
Still more bodies are being found, in the smoldering wreckage of an
SUPER=03-Near Arequipa, Peru; :
airliner in Peru that crashed into the Andes Mountains last night.
123 people on board the Boeing 737 were killed, including two Americans.
More than 500 police and soldiers have cordoned off the area, as crews
work the crash site.
The murder case against the Menendez brothers has gone to the jury.
SUPER=03-Los Angeles/File Tape;
Deliberations began just about two hours ago in Los Angeles.
This was the retrial for Erik and Lyle Menendez-- they say they killed
their parents in 1989 following years of physical, emotional and sexual abuse.
The prosecution maintains they did it for the family's fortune.
In 1994, the first trial ended in deadlocked juries.
A House of Delegates committee angrily struck down mandatory drug testing in
city halls today -- and offered a spirited defense of the right to drink
Former Richmond city council member Chuck Richardson's drug addiction
inspired the bill.
But it drew fire for including alcohol testing.
((ANTHONY JONES/RICHMOND CITY COUNCIL: WHAT IS YOUR FEAR? I'M NOT ASKING THE
HOUSE OF DELEGATES TO DO MANDATORY DRUG TESTING. WE'RE ASKING YOUR PERMISSION
TO ALLOW US-- DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D-VINTON: LET ME TELL YOU WHAT I'M AFRAID OF.
I'M AFRAID OF PEOPLE LIKE YOU WHO SAY THE THINGS YOU JUST SAID TO TRY TO GOAD
ME INTO MAKING A POLITICAL DECISION. YOU SAID YOUR BILL IS ABOUT ILLEGAL
ALCOHOL USE. NOW LET'S TALK ABOUT THAT. IT'S NOT ILLEGAL TO TAKE A DRINK OF
LIQUOR OR A DRINK OF BEER IS IT?))
((JESUS OF NAZARETH WOULD FAIL YOUR TEST. HE MADE WINE. IT WASN'T GRAPE
SUPER=01-Anthony Jones/Richmond City Council; :00
SUPER=01-Del. Bob Marshall/(R) Manassas; :26
OUT Q=grape juice.
A bill allowing public schools to adopt voluntary drug testing programs died
in committee earlier this session.
TAPE#596-01 dub from 96-6
A Roanoke businessman says he wants to be mayor.
J. Patrick Green announced this morning he will seek the Republican
A Virginia Tech graduate and a 33- year veteran of the Army reserves, Green
runs a Roanoke County Company that sells wholesale products and creditor
insurance to car dealers.
He says he has the experience and vision to lead city council.
IN Q=As a businessman
((J. PATRICK GREEN/R- CANDIDATE FOR MAYOR: ))
SUPER=01-J. Patrick Green/Candidate for Mayor;
OUT Q=all citizens of our city.
Last night, Roanoke Democrats nominated David Bowers to run for re-
Most people remember him as the the band leader on the Tonight Show with
Johnny Carson, but Doc Severinsen has been even busier since then.
We'll hear from him next on NEWS-7 at Five.
stocks bump next
One of the world's great trumpeters is starting his new National Tour right
here in Southwest Virginia.
Doc Severinsen is at Radford Univeristy along with his Big Band, and
Patrick Evans has all the "wild, wacky" details.
SUPER=21-Patrick Evans; :00
SUPER=01-Doc Severinsen/Trumpeter; :25
OUT Q=News 7 at Five.
health music under
Stick around for more NEWS-7 at Five--MIke has more on Roanoke's Record
setting performance in the N-C-Double-A tournament.
And on Health Check--
Millions of people suffer tinnitus-- or ringing in the ears.
But imagine hearing a sound so loud and unrelenting that you contemplate
IN Q=I was very
((I WAS VERY FRIGHTENED. I REMEMBER ONCE NIGHT, I BANGED BY HEAD AGAINST THE
WALL UNTIL MY HUSBAND PULLED ME AWAY. I WANTED TO DIE. ))
OUT Q=I wanted to die.
health bump next
The Virginia Supreme Court has ruled that people who get carpal tunnel
syndrome on the job can "not" collect workers compensation benefits.
The court unanimously reversed the Virginia Court of Appeals, which had
upheld an award of benefits in three cases.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful physical impairment in the hands or
wrists caused by repetitive motion.
Vinton Delegate Dick Cranwell has unsuccessfully pushed for laws to protect
IN Q=Virginia is
((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D-VINTON: VIRGINIA IS A VERY, VERY, VERY CONSERVATIVE
STATE WHEN IT COMES TO LOOKING AT INJURIES TO WORKERS. AND THERE'S NO QUESTION
ABOUT THAT. THE SUPREME COURT DECISION IS A PRIME EXAMPLE OF THAT. THE ONLY
WAY TO DEAL WITH THIS PROBLEM IS FOR THE LEGISLATURE TO GO BACK IN AND DO WHAT
MOST LEGISLATURES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY HAVE DONE AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT
REPETITIVE TRAUMAS ARE COMPENSATABLE INJURIES.))
OUT Q=compensatable injuries.
The state Supreme Court says the ailment is neither an occupational disease
nor an injury as defined in the Workers Compensation Act.
Recommendations today AGAINST cholesterol screenings for young adults and
A national group of internists is concerned that some people are receiving
The American College of Physicians is urging doctors not to test men
younger than 35, women younger than 45 and anyone 65 or older for cholesterol--
unless they have clear risk factors such as smoking or a family history of
Government experts and cardiologist disagree with the recommendations--
saying they deny people the chance to live healthier lives.
Millions of people suffer from the condition "tinnitus"-- losing sleep,
even their jobs.
In extreme cases, it may even leads to suicide.
SOT STARTS ON STATIC!!!
IN Q=NAT SOUND (noises)
SUPER=01-Barbara Shifrin/Patient: :13
SUPER=01-Dr. Robert Sandlin/California Tinnitus Assessment Center; :30
SUPER=03-San Diego, CA; :36
OUT Q=help I've gotten
We've all these annoying sounds--
static on the t-v
IN Q=NAT SOUND
OUT Q=NAT SOUND
or bars and tones.
IN Q=NAT SOUND
OUT Q=NAT SOUND
But imaine hearing these noises in your head all the time.
IN Q=It's like
((BARBARA SHIFRIN/PATIENT: IT'S LIKE A TEAPOT AND YOU PUT IT ON THE STOVE, AND
THEN IT WHISTLES AND IT GETS LOUDER AND LOUDER AND YOU HAVE THE ABILITY TO TURN
IT OFF, BUT I DON'T.))
OUT Q=but I don't
butt butt butt butt
IN Q=Some people
((DR. ROBERT SANDLIN/CALIFORNIA TINNITUS ASSESSMENT CENTER: SOME PEOPLE HAVE
HAD TINNITUS SO BADLY, THEY HAD THE EAR SURGICALLY REMOVED... DESTROYED, AND
FOR SOME OF THOSE PEOPLE, IT BECAME WORSE. ))
OUT Q=became worse.
But a new treatment called "habituation therapy" is showing some promise.
IN Q=You're going
((YOU'RE GOING TO HEAR A TONE, TELL ME IF MY TONE IS HIGHER IN PITCH OR
LOUDER IN PITCH THAT WHAT YOU HEAR ALL THE TIME. ))
OUT Q=all the time.
The treatment works by re-training the brain to ignore the noise by
sending a similar sound through an ear piece.
IN Q=So the patient
((SO THE PATIENT HEARS BOTH AND IT'S EASIER FOR THEM TO CONDITION THE BRAIN TO
IGNORE A SOUND IF THERE'S A BACKGROUND REFERENCE LEVEL AND WE PROVIDE THAT. ))
OUT Q=provide that
Barbara found relief through a treatment called "masking" which actually
replaces the ringing in her ears with another sound.
IN Q=I was a non-functioning
((I WAS A NON-FUNCTIONING PERSON, NOW I'M A VERY HIGH FUNCTIONING PERSON
BECAUSE OF THE HELP I'VE GOTTEN. ))
OUT Q=I've gotten.
Experts believe tinnitus may be caused by trauma to the ear, certain
prescription drugs and the normal aging process.
All the recent winter weather lengthened the American Heart Association's
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :
Today, nearly 100 kids at Mount Pleasant Elementary School jumped for
The kids raised 31-hundred dollars, with pledges for donations for each
minute they jump.
toss to sports
The Roanoke College Maroons won big in front of a home crowd last night--
Mike has more on the teams record setting performance-- in tonight's Sports
Good evening everybody and welcome to your Friday and the start of an
extremely bust sports weekend.
Let's begin in Richmond where the Winston Cup drivers got a break from the
weather and got in first round Winston Cup qualifying this afternoon without a
Well, almost without a hitch. Just before time trials, Ernie Irvan lost
control of the Havoline Thunderbird in turn three and crashed hard into the
He was OK but his car was not.
He had to go to a back up and failed to make the top 25.
Terry Labonte won the pole in the Kelloggs Chevy, and Bobby Hamilton created
some Pontiac Excitement qualifying third. Here's the top 25.
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Sports chyron motion
March Madness is already in full swing tonight.
VMI opens play in the southern conference quarterfinals tonight at 9:30 in
Liberty plays UNC Asheville in the Big South semi-finals tonight at eight at
the Vines Center.
And the Tech women tip off their opening round game in the Atlantic 10
tonight at 6.
Tech is hosting the event throughout the weekend at Cassell Coliseum.
SUPER=03-Salem/Shenandoah vs. Roanoke; :00
Last night Roanoke and Shenandoah out on a offensive show in the Division
Three NCAA tournament opener in Salem.
Roanoke won the game 128-to-110 as Jason BIshop scored a game high 32 points.
Roanoke made 13 out of 20 three point attempts and placed six different
players in double figures as they set an NCAA tournament record with their 128
They also gave head coach Page Moir his first ever NCAA victory.
IN Q="it's good...
((PAGE MOIR/ROANOKE HEAD COACH:))
((NATHAN HUNGATE/13 POINTS LAST NIGHT:))
SUPER=01-Page Moir/Roanoke Head Coach; :00
SUPER=01-Nathan Hungate/13 Points Last Night; :13
OUT Q=...shot excellent."
High school regional playoff action also continues tonight in Region Three
and Region C.
We'll have all your highlights tonight at 11. on the unofficial Friday
Have a nice weekend everybody.
take a break
For those of you following the high drama at Britain's palace...here's the
SUPER=03-London, England; :
Queen Elizabeth is now appealing to Prince Charles and daughter-in-law
Princess Diana to keep the details of their divorce settlement private.
Earlier, Princess Diana's lawyer threatened to halt divorce negotiations--
saying the palace is trying to renege on promises the Prince made about Diana
being able to keep her title, home and office.
IN Q=It may
((FELICITY CROWTHER/FAMILY LAWYER: IT MAY HAMPER HER LAWYER'S EFFORTS TO
REACH AN AGREMENT, THE TERMS THAT SHE SAYS WERE AGREED.AND THIS MAY BE PART OF
HER OWN PUBLIC RELATIONS AGENDA
AND IT MAY MAKE RELATIONS BETWEEN THE LAWYERS A LITTLE FROSTY AND THAT CAN
SOMETIMES MAKE A FINAL SETTLEMENT MORE DIFFICULT TO ACHIEVE.))
SUPER=01-Felicity Crowther/Family Lawyer; :
OUT Q=to achieve
Diana's lawyer today said simply, there've been no developments.
Tonight, Joe Dashiell has the final part in our series on substandard
housing--Safe and Sound.
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Joe where are you taking us tonight?
Connie, tonight's focus is on rental property...SUPER=@Joe1;
and the kind of problems that many residents face.
We'll take a look at conditions in one Roanoke apartment building, but
we'll also hear from landlords who argue that efforts to keep their property in
good repair are often stymied by troublesome tenants.
The final part of our series, Safe and Sound...
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Along with the rest of the news weather and sports in one-half hour on
NEWS-7 at SIX.
Thanks Joe, and that's it for us on NEWS-7 at FIVE. Have a nice weekend.