Up next on News 7 at Five-
Drug sniffing dogs suprise students at some area schools.
But the suprise is what they DIDN'T find.
A cross burning in Pulaski County lands two teens in trouble.
Plus new accusations of jury tampering in the O-J Simpson case.
It looks like winter won't let go. Some warmth on Saturday but showers and
cool air Sunday.
On Health Check-- a rare glimpse of Dr. Jack Kevorkian, as he prepares for
Plus we'll show you Universal housing design-- a concept that considers
the changes everyone goes through from infancy to old age.
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((I'M CALLING IT THE BEGINNING OF THE RENAISSANCE ERA OF DRUG ENFORCEMENT IN
BEDFORD COUNTY SCHOOLS.))
OUT Q=county schools.
The war on drugs in Bedford County continues- The Sheriff's Department
canine army marches on three area high schools.
GRAPHIC=news-7 at five
Good Evening This is NEWS-7 at FIVE, I'm Jean Jadhon.
Sheriff Mike Brown says he wants to send a message- that drugs and weapons
won't be tolerated in Bedford County schools, and he's willing to call in some
extra help to make sure he gets that point across.
Steve Smallshaw was with law enforcement authorities as they swept through
Bedford's three high schools today. Steve, what did they find?
Jean, the good news is the drug and weapon-sniffing dogs
didn't turn up any illegal substances in any of the schools...
Law enforcement authorities consider that a success.
IN Q=Bedford County
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Harold Jones/JFHS Asst. Principal; :28
SUPER=01-Mike Brown/Bedford Co. Sheriff; :37
OUT Q=in Bedford County.
(( Bedford County high school students had some canine company in their
classrooms today.. four drug and weapon sniffing dogs conducted a thorough
search of the county's three high schools.
The dogs- trained to find narcotics, guns or bombs- hustled from room to
room, and along rows of lockers, searching for illegal contraband.
To them it's a game, but authorities are serious about sending a message to
the students.. that drugs and guns have no place in the classroom.
SOT 1:36:09 (1)
IN Q=I think it's
((HAROLD JONES/JFHS ASST. PRINCIPAL: I THINK IT'S A GOOD DETERRENT TO THE
STUDENTS THAT WE WILL NOT TOLERATE ANY KIND OF BEHAVIOR AS FAR AS ANY KIND OF
ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES IN SCHOOL.))
OUT Q=in school.
IN Q=We consider it
((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF: WE CONSIDER IT A SUCCESS IF WE DON'T FIND
ANYTHING. BEING IN LAW ENFORCEMENT IT'S JUST THE NATURE OF THE BEAST THAT WE'D
LIKE TO FIND SOMETHING, BUT IF WE DON'T THAT'S FINE. BUT THE WORD HAS BEEN SENT
AND IT WILL BE SENT AGAIN AND AGAIN IN BEDFORD COUNTY.))
OUT Q=in Bedford County.))
Brown says there will be more drug and weapon searches in the future.
They could come tomorrow or next month, as always the element of surprise
will be on the side of law enforcement. Jean?
Hillsville Mayor Barton Cooley is facing charges of driving under the
influence of alcohol.
A Carroll County deputy stopped Cooley last night on North Main Street in
Hillsville for weaving and driving too slow.
Cooley told News-7 his blood alcohol level registered point-one, which was
the legal limit in Virginia until it was lowered to point oh-eight last year.
Cooley says the incident was regrettable and embarrassing, but has no
bearing on his position as mayor.
Cooley is seeking re-election in May.
Two teens are in custody for allegedly burning a cross in the yard of George
and Chanie Trueheart of Pulaski County.
Chanie Trueheart says she and her husband had just returned from a family
gathering Saturday night when she saw flames outside.
Seconds later a rock came through their front window.
Deputies arrested the two boys after a tracking dog picked up their scent
down the street.
Chanie Trueheart says hers is the only black family in the neighborhood, but
this is the first problem they've had in the 23 years they've lived there.
She says neighbors have been supportive, and the parents of the two boys
Both teens face felony charges of cross burning and rock throwing.
This has been the snowiest winter in a century for much of the Northeast.
And still no relief- at least not for folks in New Jersey.
Snow is continuing to fall- from a spring storm that began yesterday.
That's brought the the snow plows and shovels back out again-
toss to robin
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Straight ahead on NEWS-7 at FIVE--
Roanoke County voters go to the polls Tuesday--
Tonight, Joe Dashiell sorts out the issues for us.
But first-- the O-J Simpson trial may be over, but the "What Ifs" are still
What if THIS juror was NOT dismissed?
On Health Check--President Clinton announces changes that may get cancer
medicines approved quicker.
Patrick Evans is at the Jefferson Center in Fitzpatrick Hall.
On the eve of the Symphony Ball-- he has a preview when NEWS-7 at FIVE
Was there jury tampering in the O-J Simpson trial?
That's what a CBS News 60 Minutes report is suggesting.
The source: dismissed juror- Francine Florio-Bunten.
Court records say she was dismissed because she lied to the Judge.
Florio-Bunten says she was kicked off the jury because of a letter to Judge
Lance Ito that accused her of writing a book.
But she says the letter was a fake.
((FRANCINE FLORIO-BUNTEN/DISMISSED JUROR: IF YOU HAD STAYED ON THE JURY HOW
WOULD YOU HAVE VOTED? FLORIO BUNTEN: GUILTY.))
SUPER=01-Francine Florio-Bunten/Dismissed Juror;
OUT Q=VOTED? GUILTY.
SUPER=04-The Montel Williams Show;
Meanwhile today on the Montel Williams show, Prosecutor Christopher Darden
says he believes jury tampering went on.
((CHRISTOPHER DARDEN/PROSECUTOR: SHE IS THE ONLY ONE DURING THE QUESTIONING
PROCESS ON THE RECORD WHO KNEW WHAT DNA STOOD FOR.))
OUT Q=what DNA stood for."
Darden says the defense never objected to the dismissal of white jurors,
but fought to save the black jurors.
The government will keep on running for another 26 days-
Both the Senate and House approved a stop gap spending measure today.
It now goes to President Clinton where it's said he will sign it
Meanwhile talks on a broader spending plan have fizzled.
Supporters are stating their case and opponents are raising more questions
as the Roanoke County bond referendum approaches.
Voters will decide on Tuesday whether or not the county will move forward
with almost 40- million dollars worth of school improvements.
Double Box=Jean & Joe
Tonight, Joe Dashiell reports on the final stretch of the campaign.
Jean, supporters have framed this referendum as a vote on the future of
Opponents say it's simply a vote on a flawed plan for construction of a new
Neither side is giving any ground.
IN Q=Two months of community meetings
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Yesterday; :06
SUPER=01-Terri Langford/Bond Issue Supporter; :18
SUPER=01-Don Terp/Bond Issue Opponent; :36
OUT Q=back to the drawing board.
((Two months of community meetings have given way to a final flurry before
During a week in which opponents have focused attention on the suitability
of the site for construction of the new south county high school, supporters
they hope voters won't be swayed by what they consider misleading claims.
IN Q=We believe that once
((TERRI LANGFORD/BOND ISSUE SUPPORTER: WE BELIEVE THAT ONCE PEOPLE WALK IN AND
CLOSE THE CURTAIN, THEY WILL REALIZE THAT WE'RE NOT VOTING ON THE SITE, WE'RE
NOT VOTING ON BRICKS AND MORTAR. WHAT WE'RE VOTING ON IS HOW THE CITIZENS OF
ROANOKE COUNTY FEEL ABOUT EDUCATION.))
((DON TERP/BOND ISSUE OPPONENT: THIS IS NOT A VOTE AGAINST EDUCATION IF YOU
VOTE NO. IT'S A VOTE AGAINST A SCHOOL BUILDING. IT'S A VOTE AGAINST BRICKS AND
MORTAR. THE CHILDREN WILL STILL GET EDUCATED . IN FACT, WE'LL PROBABLY COME OUT
WAY AHEAD ON THIS BECAUSE WE ARE GOING BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD.))
OUT Q=back to the drawing board.))
Despite supporters best efforts to woo voters throughout the county, the
vote may fall along regional lines..
Double Box=Jean & Joe
If that's the case Jean, turnout may decide what has the potential to be a
very close vote.
It's been quite a season for the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra and Youth
Orchestra-- and now its time for supporters to strike a chord in some brand-new
(Patrick ad lib)
stocks bump next
The Roanoke Symhony is capping off an exciting concert season- It's
throwing a party tomorrow night- in fact they'll be having a ball!
The Symphony Ball will be in the newly dedicated Fitzpatrick Hall at the
Jefferson Center,DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
and Patrick Evans is checking out the preparations.
SUPER=01-Lou Ellis/Symphony Ball Co-Chair;
SUPER=01-Becky Ellis/Symphony Ball Co-Chair;
DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN
health music under
Stick around for more NEWS-7 at FIVE--
The New Ben Franklins have made their way to the Commonwealth...but some
banks are green with envy.
On Health Check--
A rare interview with Dr. Jack Kevorkian, as he prepares for trial again
The man, who has become known by some as "Dr. Death" says he does not see
himself as a visionary.
IN Q=What I am doing
((WHAT I AM DOING WAS WIDELY PRACTICED IN ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME. SO SEE, I'M
LATE, I'M A LATECOMER. ))
OUT Q=a latecomer.
health bump next
Cancer patients may soon have new drugs to fight their disease.
President Clinton today announced changes at the F-D-A to get cancer
medicines approved as fast as new AIDS treatments.
IN Q=The waiting
((THE WAITING IS OVER, TODAY WE ANNOUNCE A MAJOR NEW INITIATIVE TO SPEED NEW
CANCER THERAPIES TO OUR PEOPLE. THESE CHANGES WILL AFFECT AT LEAST 100 DRUGS
BEING STUDIED. DOZENS OF THEM WILL GET TO THE MARKET SOONER, AND THAT MEANS
THEY CAN HELP AMERICANS SUFFERING FROM BREAST, LUNG, OVARIES PROSTATE AND COLON
OUT Q=among others.
Clinton says the changes will cut red tape, but won't cut corners on
Under the rules, drug makers only have to show that a medication shrinks
Until now, they've had to prove that a drug extended life or the QUALITY of
life in patients.
The changes may cut at least a year off drug testing-- and slash F-D-A
review time in half.
Clinton also today declared April "Cancer Control Month."
Dr. Jack Kevorkian is scheduled to go on trial again Monday-- this time, for
helping two terminally ill patients end their lives.
CBS has this rare look at the man who sparked a national debate over the
right to die.
SOT NAT SOUND
IN Q=QUICK IN (NAT SOUND)
OUT Q=have fear anyway.
IN Q=The patient
((THE PATIENT REACHES OVER AND JUST TOUCHES THAT SWITCH ONCE. ))
OUT Q=switch once.
He is described by some as an eccentric executioner-- obsessed with death.
By supporters-- he is considered a savior, delivering a dying person's wish.
IN Q=I feel success
((I FEEL SUCCESS, ACCOMPLISHMENT, FOR SEVERAL LEVELS. IF IT WENT WELL, THE
PATIENTS SUFFERING IS OVER, THE FAMILIES SUFFERING IS OVER. THE EXPENSE IS
OVER. SO IT'S A GOOD FEELING.))
OUT Q=good feeling.
Kevorkian has assisted 27 suicides, and says the process is not easy.
IN Q=The whole day
((THE WHOLE DAY, BEFORE AND AFTER. OH GOSH, LET THIS GO RIGHT. LET THIS GO
WITHOUT COMPLICATIONS. AND THAT'S WHAT GOES THROUGH YOUR HEAD RIGHT AT THE
TIME, YOU WANT THE PATIENT TO BE RELAXED AND COMFORTABLE, VERY COMFORTABLE. NO
FEAR AT ALL. THEY NEVER HAVE FEAR ANYWAY.))
OUT Q=fear anyway.
As a young doctor, Kevorkian first became interested in assisted suicide,
after seeing a woman dying of cancer.
C-B-S's profile of Dr. Jack Kevorkian airs tomorrow on the A-and-E cable
network program "Biography This Week."
The housing industry is becoming more sophisticated in the way it's meeting
the demands of people of ALL ages and abilities.
The concept is called Universal Design.
It takes into consideration the disabled, the elderly, children and pregnant
women, for example.
But unlike specialized products, Universal Design succeeds because EVERYONE
can use it to the greatest extent possible.
Some of the features include wider doorways, more space under sinks,
cabinets and countertops, levers instead of knobs are placed on doors and
IN Q=Builders and
((JAN REAGAN/CENTER FOR UNIVERSAL DESIGN: BUILDERS AND DESIGNERS ARE CATCHING
ON...THEY'RE GETTING INTERESTED, AND I THINK CONSUMER DEMAND IS GONNA BE THE
REAL DRIVER, MORE AND MORE CONSUMERS, OLD AND YOUNG, ABLE AND DISABLED, ARE
PUSHING THIS NOW.))
SUPER=01-Jan Reagan/Center for Universal Design;
OUT Q=this now.
The exhibit is on display at the Home Show this weekend in Salem.
It's being presented by the Center for Universal Design at N-C State, one of
the leading organizations developing this concept.
Time now for sports-- and some Racing news from the oval--
Steve Mason is here to tell us about qualifying for Sunday's Food City 500.
Good afternoon everyone. We start our fast and furious Friday ticker in the
fast lane. Mark Martin won the pole for Sunday's Food City 500 today at Bristol
SUPER=03-Bristol, TN; :00
Points leader Dale Jarrett qualified 7th but got a scare when he got loose
on the front stretch and hit the wall in turn 1. Jarrett was not injured.
Martin burned up the half mile oval track with a speed of 123.578 miles per
hour to capture his 10th career pole. now here's a look at the top 25 from
first round qualifying.
WIPE TO BOARDS!!!
IN Q=first qualifier
OUT Q=....25th qualifier"
Roy Stanley was in Bristol today and will have a complete report on first
round qualifying at 6.
In racing news a little closer to home, Martinsville Speedway president Clay
Campbell announce this morning that he will drive on the late model stock car
circuit this summer.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning; :00
Campbell and his crew unveiled the new Taco Bell team this Morning at
the Williamson road restaurant.
Campbell will enter 18 races at New River and then two at South Boston in
his first full season as a late model stock car driver.
((CLAY CAMPBELL/LMSC DRIVER:))
SUPER=01-Clay Campbell/LMSC Driver; :00
OUT Q=...looking forward to it."
SUPER=03-East Rutherford, NJ;
All four teams practiced today for tomorrow's final 4. Richard Williams and
his Mississippi State Bulldogs will try and stop Syracuse and it's top player;
second team All-American John Wallace.
The featured event is the UMass/Kentucky game. Coming up at 6, Rick Petino
talks about stopping Marcus Camby
While John Calipari offers words of respect for his mentor. See ya at six
Impress your friends and family!
Be the first on the block with the new hundred dollar bill.
The Federal Reserve Bank in Richmond started shipping out the new and
improved currency in Virginia this week.
But you'll have to ask your bank if it has them in yet.
IN Q=We know
((KEMPER BAKER/FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF RICHMOND: WE KNOW TO WHOM WE'VE SHIPPED
BUT WE DON'T KNOW PRECISELY WHERE THE NOTES ARE. AND WE DON'T KNOW ON ANY
REGULAR BASIS WHICH BANKS WILL BE ORDERING 100- DOLLAR NOTES FOR INSTANCE WITH
((DOUG KETCHAM/BANK TELLER: THE FEDERAL RESERVE JUST STARTED CIRCULATING THEM
THIS WEEK AND WE HAVE ONLY GOTTEN THIS ONE IN.))
SUPER=01-Kemper Baker/Fed. Reserve Bank of Richmond; :00
SUPER=01-Doug Ketcham/Bank Teller; :14
OUT Q=this one in.
The new Ben Franklin hundred is just the first denomination to get the anti-
Next up is the 50. Other new bills will be released in decreasing dollar
amounts over the next several months.
(toss to robin)
(robin tosses to jean)
A young bald eagle is flying high today along the James River.
double boxes Jean/Keith
Here's Keith Humphry with a preview.
The Virginia Wildlife Center in Waynesboro rehabilitates and releases
injured wild animals
It celebrated a first today.
The release of the first bald eagle treated in its new hospital near
It's a nationally important nesting area for an American symbol.
News 7 was there and we'll tell you all about it.
double boxes Jean/Keith
That's coming up in just one half hour on NEWS 7 at SIX.