Up next on NEws 7-
A package bomb goes off in Florida killing a woman.
Jessica Dubroff's mother visits the site where her daughter died.
Plus we'll take a look at one superstar's personal belongings.
Allright...temperatures jumped today into the 80s for most...over the next
few days, a threat of showers will fill the air.
On Health CHeck-- the government is trying to crack down on drug abuse in
Plus nail care safety-- a day of pampering can end up causing serious damage
to your digits.
A package bomb explodes in Florida killing a woman and injuring three
GRAPHIC=news-7 at five
Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at fIVE, I'm Jean Jadhon.
The package had Federal Express markings.
It blew up just after it was delivered to a home in an affluent
neighborhood of Plantation- just West of Fort Lauderdale.
The blast blew windows and doors off the back of the home leaving debris in
the swimming pool.
((I HEARD A LOUD BOOM AND THEN I HEARD SIRENS GO OFF.))
((CHRISTINE FILUSCH/WITNESS: IT SOUNDED LIKE A SHOTGUN. IT WAS AROUND TWELVE
O'CLOCK AND THEN I SAW A LOT OF CARS COME BY.))
SUPER=01-Kristen Curren/Witness; :00-03!!
SUPER=01-Christine Filusch/Witness; 04
OUT Q=LOT OF CARS COME BY.
The woman was dead at the scene.
A 15 and 7 year old boy and a 10 year old girl were injured.
The girl was the most seriously hurt child-- with a wound to her lower
She told paramedics she had no feeling in one of her legs.
Federal agents are investigating.
Fire broke out at a furniture refinishing company in Collinsville this
The fire started at about 3:30, at Turner's Custom Refinishing near Bassett
Some barrels of chemicals inside the building blew up, but authorities say
the fire is under control.
At one point, the flames spread to some woods nearby and touched off a brush
fire as well.
No one was evacuated.
And officials say no one was hurt.
Jessica Dubroff's mother is in Wyoming to retrieve the body of her little
Lisa Hathaway visited a makeshift memorial across the street from where
Jessica's plane crashed yesterday.
She is standing by her decision to let her 7 year old daughter fly a plane-
saying the instructor was right there.
((LISA HATHAWAY/JESSICA'S MOTHER: IN THAT SITUATION HOW FAR IS HE GONNA BE FROM
THE CONTROL? WILL YOU TELL ME THAT? MAYBE A QUARTER OF AN INCH.?))
SUPER=01-Lisa Hathaway/Jessica's Mother;
OUT Q=A QUARTER INCH?
Jessica, her father and flight instructor were killed in the crash.
The wreckage has been taken to Colorado for what will be months of analysis
to determine what caused the crash.
President Clinton has chosen U-S Trade Representative Mickey Kantor as the
next commerce secretary.
He replaces the late Ron Brown- who was killed in a plane crash last week.
IN Q=i talked
((MICKEY KANTOR/COMMERCE SECRETARY APPOINTEE: I TALKED TO ALMA BROWN JUST AN
HOUR AGO AND SHE WAS GRACIOUS ENOUGH AND LOVING ENOUGH TO SAY THAT RON WOULD'VE
LOVED THIS MOMENT TO SEE ME STANDING HERE.))
SUPER=01-Mickey Kantor/Commerce Secretary Appointee;
OUT Q=me standing here.
The President says Kantor negotiated critical trade deals with Japan- saying
those pacts raised U-S auto exports to Tokyo by more than a third.
Roanoke Valley Democrats are crying foul after two of the Governor's four
budget vetoes hit home.
Ellen Qualls is in our Richmond newsroom.
Is this an end to the civility between George Allen and Dick Cranwell?
Delegate Cranwell certainly thinks so, those two vetoes actually slashed
three Roanoke area projects.
But the Governor has some compelling arguments for his actions.
IN Q=He was out
OUT Q=in the state.
(( He was out planting a tree today.
But Wednesday, the Governor was cutting.
The budget that is.
His vetoes cut state funding for the College of Health Sciences in Roanoke,
Rusco, the window manufacturer in Roanoke County that the state forced to move,
and direct funding for Virginia CARES, the Roanoke- based program that helps
inmates all over the state return to society.
((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D-VINTON: IT WOULD REALLY BE A TRAGEDY IF ASSISTANCE TO
THE ROANOKE VALLEY IN TERMS OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IS STOPPED IN THE NAME OF
Cranwell says the vetoes have all the appearance of a personal vendetta.
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: OH WELL. I'M SORRY HE FEELS THAT WAY.... MORE JOBS
Allen's staff points out that far and way, more Governor's opportunity fund
economic development money has ended up in the Roanoke region in the last two
years than any other place in the state.))
A two- thirds vote in each chamber would be needed at Wednesday's one- day
reconvened session to override a gubernatorial veto.
double boxes jean/ellen
((question: Is a veto override possible?
It's very rare Jean, but Dick Cranwell intends to remind his colleagues that
they voted overwhelmingly for the budget in March -- and changing that vote
could be perceived as playing politics.))
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Straight ahead on NEWS-7 at FIVE: the latest on a Roanoke City principal
who was in court for allegedly striking one of his students.
And a year later-- the people of Oklahoma City and the victims of the
bombing are remembered.
On Health Check-- an update on Mad Cow disease-- and efforts to track it
both abroad and closer to home.
Plus, we'll tell you which workers have occupations that report the highest
rate of drug use.
Later on-- Patrick goes hi-tech--
He's checking out the latest in computers-- when NEWS-7 returns.
A Roanoke judge has dismissed the assault and battery charge filed against
a school principal.
Michael McIntosh was accused of striking a 15 year old student at the Noel
C. Taylor Learning Academy.
Though a teacher and three students at the alternative education center
confirmed the complaint, McIntosh and others denied the charge.
The judge ruled there was reasonable doubt.
IN Q=No one's ever really told me
((NO ONE'S EVER REALLY TOLD MY SIDE OF THE STORY UNTIL TODAY. I'M THANKFUL FOR
ATTORNEY FISHWICK AND HIS TEAM. THEY DID AN EXCELLENT JOB. THEY BROUGHT OUT THE
TRUTH AND THE TRUTH IS I DON'T HIT KIDS. I DON'T DO THAT SORT OF THING AND MY
RECORD SPEAKS FOR ITSELF.))
SUPER=01-Michael McIntosh/Taylor Academy Principal;
OUT Q=record speaks for itself.
McIntosh says he hopes to return to his job next week, but there's no word
yet if city school officials agree.
A former Danville school teacher today filed a federal lawsuit against two
of the city's prosecutors and a local newspaper.
Thomas Wayne Motley is suing Commonwealth's Attorney Bill Fuller and his
assistant, James Martin as well as the "Danville Register and Bee" newspaper.
Two years ago, Motley was acquitted of slapping a student with a yardstick.
Soon after, both prosecutors bought an ad which appeared in the "Register
and Bee" disclosing Motley's prior criminal record.
Fuller says the ad addressed what he saw as errors that had appeared
concerning the case.
Motley says his record was obtained from the Criminal Justice Information
It's generally considered illegal to release such information.
IN Q=They opted
((THOMAS MOTLEY/FORMER DANVILLE SCHOOL TEACHER:THEY OPTED TO DESTROY MY NAME,
CREDIBILITY AND CHARACTER SOMETHING I HAD WORKED FOR THE LAST 13- YEARS, PRIOR
TO BILL, AND I AM GOING TO PERSIST AND I'M GOING TO RESIST UNTIL I GET MY DAY
IN COURT. ))
SUPER=01-Rev. Thomas Motley/Former Danville School Teacher; :00
OUT Q=IN COURT.
Motley has already filed a lawsuit in Danville Circuit Court-- it will be
heard in June.
Another bombing memorial is in the works in Oklahoma City.
SUPER=03-Oklahoma City, OK;
Forty of these billboards are going up throughout the city in honor of
The signs are sponsored by "No Greater Love"- a humanitarian organization
The group says the billboards show America hasn't forgotten the tragedy and
that its heart is with the people of Oklahoma.
Digital graphics so good they've been nominated for an academy award--
that's just part of an exciting digital computer display traveling the
(Patrick ad lib)
stocks bump next
Computer Technology was once driven by the defense industry, but changes in
the Federal Budget have forced companies to retool their market.
DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Once such company is Silicon Graphics, and as Patrick Evans reports, the
entertainment and information fields now drive much of the new tehcnology.
Patrick, Silicon Graphics even made one of our weather computers, right?
SUPER=01-Lee Stocks/Silicon Graphics;
(ROLL OVER INTERVIEW)
DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN
health music under
Stay tuned for more NEWS-7 at FIVE- Second Round action of the Masters was
underway today-- Mike tells us who's in the lead.
And on Health Check--
Nail care safety.
One nail technician points out there are plenty of ways to mess up a
manicure-- and the results can be dangerous.
health bump next
If a government study is on target, construction work is the most
drug-prone occupation in the country.
SUPER=03-Washington DC; :
A new study finds food-preparers and servers are also the most likely
workers to do drugs.
IN Q=That's why
((DONNA SHALALA/HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES SECRETARY: THAT'S WHY I'M SO PLEASED
TO ANNOUNCE A NEW INITIATIVE. TO HELP EMPLOYERS IMPLEMENT SUBSTANCE ABUSE
PREVENTION PROGRAMS AND POLICY BY CALLING BY CALLING 1-800-WORKPLACE. ))
SUPER=01-Donna Shalala/Health & Human Services Sec.; :
Police officers, teachers, child care workers, and other jobs demanding
public trust report the lowest rates of alcohol and drug abuse.
The survey was conducted between 1991 and 1993.
Overall, seven percent of workers reported using drugs-- way down from the
mid 1980-'s, when nearly 17-percent admitted drug use.
It's an increasingly popular way to pamper yourself-- a visit to a salon
for a manicure or even artificial nails.
While it's not supposed to be painful-- inexperience can leave you in agony
and your nail bed permanently damaged.
Teresa Hamilton is in our Danville newsroom with a look at some of the
Connie, the artificial nail business is growing by leaps and bounds.
Some figures suggest its a two -billion dollar a year industry.
But not all technicians are qualified.
So you should know what to look for-- and the right questions to ask.
IN Q=The key is
SUPER=01-April Swain/Nail Technician; :00
OUT Q=promise you that.
IN Q=The key
((APRIL SWAIN/NAIL TECHNICIAN: THE KEY IS PUBLIC EDUCATION, MAKING THE PUBLIC
AWARE OF WHAT TO LOOK FOR.))
OUT Q=what to look for.
April Swain is among the 52- hundred licensed nail technicians in Virginia.
She recently finished beauty school--
Today-- she puts that knowledge to work at Agapai Beauty Salon.
She's also Coordinator for the Danville Nail Tech's Association.
Swain says word of mouth is important in finding a qualified nail
technician-- and ask questions.
18:17:21 tape one
((CLIENTS ALWAYS ASK, IF YOU DO NOT SEE A LICENSE, ASK TO SEE ONE, BEFORE THAT
PERSON EVEN ASKS YOU TO WASH YOUR HANDS. ))
OUT Q=asks you to wash your hands.
A license indicates whether the nail technician has completed the 150- hours
of education required by the state of Virginia.
Swain says its equally important to look for cleanliness.
Implements should be submerged in a solution.
The nail tech's work area should be free from dust and dirt.
tape one: 18:28:41
((MAKE SURE THAT TECH WASHES HER HANDS, MAKE SURE SHE HAS SANITIZED HER HANDS,
MAKE SURE SHE'S USED SOME KIND OF GEL, YOU'VE GOT TO KNOW AND IF YOU WANT TO,
ASK-- DID YOU WASH YOUR HANDS? ))
OUT Q=did you wash your hands?
Dirt can lead to fungus which eats into the nail bed.
IN Q=A lot
((A LOT OF THINGS THAT WE'RE SEEING ARE THE MOLDS, YOU'RE SEEKING A LOT OF THE
FUNGUS, A LOT OF THE DIGGING INTO THE NATURAL NAIL WITH THE DRILLS.))
OUT Q=with the drills.
Swain says a drill should only be used in certain instances-- the client
should never bleed.
IN Q=The only reason
((THE ONLY REASON THAT TECH SHOULD HAVE A DRILL IS TO CLEAN UP UNDER THE FREE
EDGE AND TO DO A FRENCH AND WHITE FILL- IN AND YOU NEVER GO BEYOND THE POINT OF
THE FREE EDGE, NEVER. THAT DRILL SHOULD NEVER BE USED ON A NATURAL NAIL, IT
WILL EAT IT UP AND I PROMISE YOU THAT.))
OUT Q=promise you that.))
Swain says don't be afraid to bring your own implements, hand or sanitary
cremes, polishes or nail files.
double boxes connie/teresa
( Teresa, What are some of the signs that your finger or nail bed may be
Discoloration, swelling or pus. If you experience any of these, see a
dermatologist. If you don't your nail bed could be permanently damaged.)
In The Netherlands, the slaughter of 64-thousand cows imported from Britain
began this week.
SUPER=03-Nijerk, The Netherlands; :
The killing of the animals will take more than a month-- to the objection
of animal rights activists.
The move comes following the European Commission decision to impose a
worldwide ban on the export of British beef and beef products.
That after the disclosure of a possible link between the disease B-S-G in
cattle and a fatal HUMAN brain condition.
Meantime, the U-S government will begin tracking the mysterious Creutzfelt
There is NO SIGN that's it's on the rise.
It strikes one in a million Americans each year-- the same rate that it
There is no treatment.
Qualifying for the First Union 400 was on tap today in North Wilkesboro
Mike Stevens has results of that and the Masters second round action.
Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the Friday two minute sports ticker,
and for many folks the start of the weekend.
The Winston Cup cars are back in the groove after taking last weekend off.
SUPER=03-N. Wilkesboro, NC/ESPN2; :00
A couple of weeks ago the short tracks sent a number of cars home, and
several are in jeopardy of a similar fate this week after today's time trials.
One guy who is in the field is Terry Labonte, who won the pole with a speed
of 116 point 659 miles an hour in the Kelloggs Chevrolet.
((TERRY LABONTE/FIRST UNION 400 POLE WINNER:))
SUPER=01-Terry Labonte/First Union 400 Pole Winner; :00
OUT Q=...ABOUT IT."
Surprising Elton Sawyer who is driving a car with no sponsor almost won the
pole, but had to settle for the second fastest time.
Mark Martin was third fastest.
Now let's check out the top 25.
wipe to pinnacle boards
SUPER=400-=1/Terry Labonte/116.659/=2/Elton Sawyer/=3/Mark Martin/=4/Bobby
SUPER=401-=6/Ted Musgrave/=7/Ricky Craven/=8/Sterling Marlin/=9/Jeff
SUPER=401-11/Robert Pressley/12/Rusty Wallace/13/Kyle Petty/14/Lake
SUPER=401-16/Kenny Wallace/17/Jeff Gordon/18/Jimmy Spencer/19/Brett
SUPER=401-21/Morgan Shepherd/22/Ernie Irvan/23/Wally Dallenbach/24/Johnny
Earnhardt was 26th, Jarrett 29, DW 30th, Mast 31st, Michael Waltrip 35th,
Ward Burton 40th and Ricky Rudd 41st.
Roy Stanley will have a complete wrapup of today activities at the track
tonight at six.
The second round of the 60th Masters golf championship is winding down in
Augusta, Georgia and Greg Norman continues to lead the way.
SUPER=03-Augusta, GA/This Afternoon; :00
After shooting a course record 63 yesterday, Norman has been steady today
playing the front nine in even par.
He remains nine under for the tournament, and that means he has a 3 shot
advantage over left hander Phil Mickelson, who is one over for the day and is
now at six under par.
The conditions at Augusta have been very windy today, and no one has mastered
the wind better than Corey Pavin, who has the low round of the day with a 66.
The projected cut for the tourney is expected to be at 2 over par. That
means defending champ Ben Crenshaw won't be around for the weekend.
He followed up yesterday's 77 with a 74 and he's at 7 over par.
Much more sports coming your way at six.
Have a nice weekend everybody.
take a break
Ever wonder what kind of personal items Marilyn Monroe owned?
SUPER=03-Beverly Hills, CA;
The contents of Monroe's trunk were revealed yesterday with the help of
actress Zsa Zsa Gabor.
Inside the antique chest- magazines, books, a purse, camera and other
personal items that belonged to the movie star.
It now belongs to a self professed Marilyn Monroe fanatic who won the chest
in a contest sponsored by American Movie Classics.
(toss to robin)
(robin tosses to jean)
Thomas Jefferson turns 253 years old tomorrow, and some international guests
are helping celebrate his birthday.
Tonight, former Polish president Lech Walesa (wah-LEN-zuh) will visit
Jefferson's Poplar Forest estate in Bedford County.
(Wah-LEN-zuh) Walesa will be the guest at a private reception for individual
and corporate donors who've contributed to Poplar Forest's restoration
Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher will be at Monticello
We'll have a live report from Poplar Forest on (Wah-LEN-za's) XaWalesa's
visit tonight at 6.