Up next on News 7 at Five-
A new law that cracks down on terrorism. We'll have the story.
The actress who played Lois Lane turns up disheveled, and dirty in a
Plus Mike Stevens meets some soap stars on the links in Greensboro.
Looks like another windy forecast for Thursday. Temperatures will push up a
bit into the 70's.
On Health Check-- more on the health violations at a major blood bank.
Plus, the Kids on the Block are in town-- teaching some lessons about
A little more than one year after the Oklahoma City Bombing- President
Clinton signs a bill to crack down on terrorism.
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Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at Five, I'm Jean Jadhon.
The new law mandates the death penalty for killing current or former federal
It also makes it easier to deport foreigners suspected of terrorist links-
and it bans fund raising by terrorist groups.
((OUR POLICE OFFICERS ARE NOW GOING TO BE BETTER PREPARED TO STOP TERRORISTS,
OUR PROSECUTORS BETTER PREPARED TO PUSNISH THEM. OUR PEOPLE BEING BETTER
PROTECTED FROM THEIR DESIGNS.))
OUT Q=FROM THEIR DESIGNS."
President Clinton signed the law today- as victims of terrorist attacks looked
The man accused of killing a Vinton couple and their infant while fleeing
from police appeared in court this morning.
21 year old Scott Allman was advised by a judge of the three counts of
involuntary manslaughter filed against him.
His preliminary hearing is set for May.
Allman is accused of the deaths of 36-year old Lori Mason, six-week old
Joleen Faucher, and 34 year old Thomas Faucher.
Faucher's co-workers, who called him Fred, say he never had a problem at
IN Q=He was one of
((BRYAN YOUNG/FAUCHER'S SUPERVISOR: HE WAS ONE OF THE PEOPLE ALWAYS WILLING TO
HELP. EVERYBODY SAYS THIS ABOUT PEOPLE BUT FOR ONCE IT'S THE TRUTH. FRED WAS
JUST THE TYPICAL NICE GUY.))
((PAT WILLIAMS/CO-WORKER: FRED WAS PROBABLY ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR PEOPLE HERE
AT WORK. HE WAS A VERY GENUINE PERSON. A VERY UNIQUE PERSON. HE LOVED
EVERYBODY AND EVERYBODY REALLY LOVED HIM.))
SUPER=01-Bryan Young/Supervisor; :00
SUPER=01-Pat Williams/Co-Worker; :08
OUT Q=really loved him.
Allman told News 7 this is actually the second time he ran from police.
He says he was chased on foot and arrested by Roanoke County officers three
weeks ago because he had numerous outstanding warrants.
Allman says he was trying to avoid going to jail.
On the way to investigate yesterday's shooting at Bluestone Park apartments,
city police detective Neil Tolrud (TALL-rude) stopped to answer a "malicious
He says someone fired a shot at HIM as he got out of his car.
A city police news release points out that Detective (Tall-rude) Tolrud is a
"twice-wounded Vietnam veteran" who would know what a gunshot soundS like.
Tolrud eventually found a 16-year old with a gunshot wound, but everybody
inside denied taking a shot at the detective.
Meanwhile-- at the housing project-- police arrested five young men.
They were charged with shooting three others.
The incident at Bluestone Park followed a fight between a couple of women
the day before.
The guns came out to finish it.
Richmond officials still aren't labelling a string of murders the work of a
But City Council agreed to step up the effort today in the wake of two
murders in the last 36 hours.
There are ten unsolved murders of women over the age of 50 in the last two
and half years.
IN Q=Something unusual
((ROBERT BOBB/RICHMOND CITY MANAGER: SOMETHING UNUSUAL HAPPENS TO PEOPLES'
PSYCHE WHEN IT INVOLVES SENIOR CITIZENS AND CHILDREN. FOR SOME REASON I CAN'T
EXPLAIN. BUT IT DOES HEIGHTEN THE LEVEL.))
((FRED RUSSELL/RICHMOND DEPUTY POLICE CHIEF: OBVIOUSLY THE TWO HOMICIDES
YESTERDAY HAVE INCREASED THE PITCH OF THE INVESTIGATION. WE'VE GOT NUMEROUS
PEOPLE INVOLVED AND WORKING VERY DILIGENTLY TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE COVERING
ALL THE ANGLES THAT ARE OUT THERE.))
SUPER=01-Robert Bobb/Richmond City Manager; :00
SUPER=01-Fred Russell/Richmond Deputy Police Chief; :12
OUT Q=out there.
Police won't say if the crimes are related by anything other than the type
The FBI and State Police have joined what Richmond Police are calling the
"Golden Years" task force investigating the killings.
Despite earlier optimism- it won't be easy bringing peace to Lebanon.
That according to Secretary of State Warren Christopher who says difficult
He met with Lebanese leaders today- saying the visit is crucial.
((WARREN CHRISTOPHER/SECRETARY OF STATE: I BELIEVE IT IS VITAL THAT I COME TO
LEBANON TO DEMONSTRATE AMERICA'S DEEP CONCERN FOR THE LEBANESE PEOPLE.))
SUPER=01-Warren Christopher/Secretary of State;
OUT Q=FOR THE LEBANESE PEOPLE."
Christopher is hoping to help end fighting between Israel and the Hezbollah
guerrillas stationed in Lebanon.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Straight ahead on NEWS-7 at FIVE--A Radford University fraternity loses its
But first--the woman known for her role as Lois Lane was discovered "dazed
and confused" after missing for three days-- we'll have the latest--
On Health Check, part two of the CBS investigation into one of the country's
top blood banks.
We'll show you what the hidden camera turned up.
Also coming up-- Patrick is checking out what life is like living
His live report and the Two Minute Ticker-- right after this.
Actress Margo Kidder turns up dazed and disoriented in a suburban California
The actress who played Lois Lane in the Superman movies- has been missing
for three days.
Police say the 47 year old was dirty, frightened and paranoid when they
found her in this backyard.
((SGT. RICK YOUNG/GLENDALE POLICE: AT THE TIME OF HER DISCOVERY SHE WAS
WEARING DISHEVELED CLOTHING, CAST OFF CLOTHING AND HAD CUT HER OWN HAIR OFF
WITH A RAZOR BLADE.))
SUPER=01-Sgt. Rick Young/Glendale Police;
OUT Q=A RAZOR BLADE."
Kidder was taken to the hospital for observation, but police say she did not
need emergency care.
They're investigating whether foul play was involved.
One of two fraternities under investigation for alcohol violations after the
death of Radford freshman Valerie Cole has lost its charter.
(Pie Kappa FI) Pi Kappa Phi was suspended in February and not allowed to
meet or hold any events without an advisor present.
Officials say an event held last week violated those terms.
Cole died of alcohol poisoning.
She had attended parties at (PIE KAPPA Fi) Pi Kappa Phi and another
fraternity the night before.
It will be three more months before any testimony is given in the case
against a Ferrum College football player.
23 year old Lonnie David Anthony pleaded not guilty to assault and battery
charges today... BUT with the stipulation that there's enough evidence to
Witnesses will be called back to Franklin County General District Court for
a July trial.
Anthony is accused of beating a student and a security guard on the Ferrum
campus last month.
He was immediately thrown out of school once the allegations were made.
They are focusing on living downtown-- and there are more and more ways
to make it comfortable and unique.
(Patrick ad lib)
stocks bump next
Downtown living is something we don't see a lot of in Roanoke, but that's
DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
As Patrick Evans reports, a new model of what life can be like for the city
dweller is up and running on Campbell Avenue.
SUPER=01-Susan Jennings/Arts Council of the Blue Ridge;
SUPER=01-Richard Bryant/International Design Group President;
DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN
health music under
Stick around for more NEWS-7 at FIVE-- the price of history is more than you
probably realized...especially from the Kennedy years.
On Health Check-- meet the Kids on the Block.
It's a traveling team of college fraternity members turned puppeteers.
They're touring the country, teaching kids about disabilities.
IN Q=What the kids
((WHAT THE KIDS MORE OR LESS SEE IS HOW PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES CAN DO
EVERYTHING THEY CAN DO.
IT MIGHT TAKE THEM A LITTLE LONGER,
TRY A LITTLE HARDER, BUT THEY CAN DO IT.))
OUT Q=but they can do it
health bump next
More than one million people a year receive blood from United Blood
Services, or UBS-- the second largest blood bank in the country.
As we told you yesterday, the F-D-A is looking into some 200 federal
violations-- at three UBS sites, the licenses have been revoked.
IN Q=I think the
SUPER=01-Dan Connor/United Blood Services; :03
OUT Q=right right.
IN Q=I think the
((DAN CONNOR/UNITED BLOOD SERVICES: I THINK THE FDA IS ASSUMING ITS APPROPRIATE
REGULATORY ROLE. WE VE GOTTEN THE MESSAGE WE RE MAKING THE NECESSARY CHANGES.
OUT Q=necessary changes
CBS News went undercover at several UBS blood centers just two weeks ago,
and found apparent violations of donor screening regulations.
A potential donor set in by CBS was given permission to donate blood even
though he told the interviewer he'd had chronically swollen lymph nodes for two
UBS's own guidelines say you must not donate blood if you have swollen lymph
nodes lasting more than a month.
IN Q=They kind of
((UNDERCOVER DONOR: THEY KIND OF WENT AWAY AND THEN THEY CAME BACK. JUST
SORT OF DOWN HERE IN THE GROIN AREA.
INTERVIEWER: YEAH, OK. BUT IT S NOT A CONSTANT SWELLING?
UNDERCOVER DONOR: NO, IT S SORT OF BEEN A CONSTANT CONDITION SINCE THE MONO.
INTERVIEWER: RIGHT, RIGHT.))
OUT Q=right right.
U-B-S' President says the company now has more than 200 safeguards in place
to protect against contaminated blood actually being transfused.
Dan Connor says donor screening records are verified and reviewed twice,
and blood is thoroughly tested before it can be released for transfusion.
It's a hopeful weapon in the fight against cancer-- a high-tech medical
innovation called the monoclonal antibody.
The key appears to be using lab-produced disease-fighters in combination
with low-tech chemotherapy drugs.
Clinical trials are planned with at least 600 women who have advanced
Meet the "Kids on the Block."
They're three college kids, fraternity members of Pi Kappa Phi, who've
taken the semester off from classes to work as puppeteers.
IN Q=When Seth Friedland
SUPER=01-Seth Friedland/"Kids on the Block"; :24
OUT Q=ever got. DOUBLE OUT!!!
When Seth Friedland takes the stage, the children here at Grandin Court
Elementary don't see a college student-- they're focused instead on Mark
Reilly, a disabled boy with cerebral palsy, prone to popping wheelies.
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IN Q=My name
((MY NAME IS MARK REILLY AND AS YOU CAN SEE I AM IRISH. ))
OUT Q=I am Irish (laughter)
butt butt butt butt but
SOT 12:57:35 tape one
IN Q=These kids
((THESE KIDS, THEY LEARN SO MUCH. HOW DOES SOMEONE IN A WHEELCHAIR GO TO THE
BATHROOM? HOW DO THEY PLAY SPORTS IN A WHEELCHAIR? HOW DO THEY GET UP AND DOWN
THE STAIRS? HOW DO THEY RUN FOR THE BASES, KNOW WHERE THEY ARE? SOMEONE WITH
DOWN SYNDROME, HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE THEM TO LEARN? DO THEY HAVE TO STAY IN
SCHOOL LONGER? THEY'RE REAL INQUISITIVE ABOUT THESE PEOPLE AND THEY WANT TO
LEARN MORE AFTER THE SHOW. ))
OUT Q=after the show.
The Kids on the Block puppet show also features a blind boy-- trying to
teach his sighted-classmate braille.
SOT 13:37:59 tape two
IN Q=Oh wait NAT SOUND
((OH WAIT A MINUTE, I THINK I GOT IT, IS THIS BRAILLE A LITTLE LIKE SECRET
CODE? A SECRET CODE? I THINK YOU'RE RIGHT. FEEL THE FIRST TWO DOTS. THEY SAY
THE LETTER C. ))
OUT Q=the letter c.
The show also explains mental retardation, through a Down's Syndrome
SOT 13:52:03 tape three
IN Q=I can do lots
((I CAN DO LOTS OF THINGS, BRENDA. IT JUST TAKES ME A LITTLE LONGER TO LEARN.
OUT Q=that's all.
After the puppet show, there's "empathy training" for the audience.
Students learn first hand the rigors of a disability.
For instance, they have to try buttoning a shirt-- while wearing socks on
SOT 14:06:59 tape three
IN Q=NAT SOUND
OUT Q=NAT SOUND
Or maybe they'll fare better creating a new look for Mr. Potato Head--
SOT 14:05:48 tape three
IN Q=NAT SOUND
OUT Q=NAT SOUND
With the beeper ball, they learn how a blind person can excel at baseball.
SOT 14:07:30 tape three
IN Q=NAT SOUND
OUT Q=NAT SOUND
At today's showing, Pi Kappa Phi members from Roanoke College were in the
audience-- learning firsthand what they're fundraising efforts brought to the
For Seth, as well as the kids, it's been a great learning experience.
Not just about disabilities, but LIFE.
IN Q=I've gotten more
((I'VE GOTTEN MORE THIS SEMESTER FROM MEETING PEOPLE, MEETING ALUMNAE,
LEARNING, NETWORKING, DOING THE SHOW, GETTING REACTION FROM PEOPLE--
THAN I COULD HAVE GOT FROM 15 CREDITS EVER GOT. ))
OUT Q=ever got.
Greensboro is the place to be if you are a golf fan or want to see some soap
Steve Mason has highlights from today's G-G-O Celebrity Pro-Am in tonight's
Good afternoon ladies. What a day to spend on the links and that is where
the ticker begins. The Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic, the biggest spring
sporting event in North Carolina's triad heated up today at the Forest Oaks
Mike Stevens and photographer Dennis Brown were right in the middle of the
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/Celebrity Pro-Am; :00
SUPER=01-Joshua Morrow/"Nick" on Young and the Restless; :38
OUT Q=...the playoffs, Steve
The Salem Avalanche plays game three of a 7 game homestand tonight against
Kinston. Last night Salem beat the Indians 1-nothing.
The Avalanche pitching staff is currently ranked third in the Carolina
League with a 3.54 ERA.
But the Salem bats have been quiet as of late. The Avalanche batting average
is .229 and the team has hit just one dinger in the last 7 games.
((BILL MCGUIRE/AVALANCHE MANAGER:))
SUPER=01-Bill McGuire/Avalanche Manager; :00
Coming up at 6, more from the GGO and Virginia tech receives a verbal
committment from a local high school football standout, see ya then.
How much would you pay for a porcelain teapot or a wicker basket?
What if it belonged to Jackie Onassis?
It was a feeding frenzy in New York as bidders came to purchase items from
Jackie O's estate.
This foot-stool Caroline Kennedy used to look out the window at the White
House-- valued at 100-dollars went for 29-thousand.
John John's rocking horse estimated at two-thousand dollars was sold for
((STEVEN KLAR: I THINK IT IS WONDERFUL. I THINK IT IS THE AMERICAN WAY, THE
BUYER SETS THE VALUE.))
OUT Q=SETS THE VALUE.
JFK's rocking chair went for more than 400-thousand dollars.
When the first session finished, almost four and a half million dollars was
collected-- that's nearly ten times the initial sales estimate.
(toss to robin)
(robin tosses to jean)
Sunday's fatal crash following a police chase in Roanoke County has raised
questions over the use of hot pursuit.
Jean/Keith double boxes
Keith, I understand it's prompted some departments to review their policies.
It has, Jean.
And though some officers have differing ideas on the subject, most agree
they MUST be permitted to make judgement calls.
Police say every situation is different.
And an officer has a lot of information to process in deciding whether to
engage in a pursuit, everything from safety to departmental policy.
double boxes keith/jean
We'll explain the dilemma tonight on News 7 at Six.
(ad lib bye)