Up next on News 7 at Five-
The Freemen are no longer Free. We'll have the story as they make their way
Fire leaves a mother and two children homeless in Giles County.
Plus lunch prices from the 1971. One famous restaurant is offering just
Yard sales, bike rides and a trip to the pool. All good choices this weekend
as the weather turns sunny for a change.
On Health Check--
So called "Reality TV" may be giving the public the wrong impression about
medical emergencies and c-p-r.
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A new report is concerned about mis-representations on programs like Rescue
9-1-1 and Chicago Hope.
The Freemen who denounced the legal system are finding themselves in the
thick of it today- in court.
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GOod Evening this is NEWS-7 at FIVE, I'm Jean Jadhon.
The Freemen remained defiant in court-
Two members refused court appointed lawyers.
Another objected to proceedings and at one point had to be restrained by U-S
Byron Harlen has the story from Montana.
SUPER=03-Billings, MT; 00
SUPER=03-Jordan, MT; 24
SUPER=01-Louis Freeh/FBI Director; 43
SUPER=01-Byron Harlan/Reporting; 1:10
OUT Q=CBS News, Jordan."
((Yesterday they were members of a place called Justus Township. Now, they're
facing the US justice system. Hearings began today in Billings for the
14-defendants who gave-up and walked out of their compound after an 81-day
stand-off. Among those facing the most serious charges are the brothers who've
spent most of their lives on the ranch, Ralph and Emmett Clark. Emmett's the
one who actually delivered his comrades to the FBI yesterday, escorting them
one by one to agents waiting at a neutral spot. Because of their age and their
health, the Clarks might be given some special consideration by the government
when they ask for bail. But otherwise, neither the Clarks nor the others were
promised any special treatment.
LOUIS FREEH/FBI DIRECTOR: NO DEALS. NO CHARGES WERE CUT. THEY'LL BE TREATED
LIKE EVERY OTHER DEFENDANT.
Yesterday, even the cattle seemed at ease with the developments unfolding
around them. And on the streets of Jordan, a town that's been living with
Freemen-related tension for almost three years, most everyone is relieved.
The FBI is basking in praise from all corners for its careful and patient
approach to ending the standoff.
Now the 14 defendants begin a journey through the very legal system they've
disowned. Byron Harlan, CBS News, Jordan.))
Bob Dole says nicotine should not be regulated as a drug.
That has Democrats fuming.
California Congressman Henry Waxman says Dole is wrong when he says nicotine
is not necessarily addictive.
((SEN. BOB DOLE/R- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: SOME PEOPLE SAY IT IS ADDICTIVE.
OTHERS SAY IT'S HABIT FORMING. MORE PEOPLE DON'T SMOKE THAN DO SMOKE. I DON'T
WANT YOUNG PEOPLE TO SMOKE. I SAY SO EVERYTIME I'M IN A GROUP WITH YOUNG
PEOPLE, BUT HENRY WAXMAN BELIEVES IN BIG GOVERNMENT.))
SUPER=01-Bob Dole/(R) Presidential Candidate;
OUT Q=in big government."
Dole says there's no question smoking is bad for kids.
But he disagrees with Waxman's proposal for federal regulations.
Dole says he thinks states can regulate tobacco themselves.
Firefighters believe a blaze that destroyed the home of a woman and her two
young children may have started in an electrical panel.
Sandra Bugg called 9-1-1 around eight-thirty this morning when she smelled
smoke inside her rented log house in Newport.
She and her children escaped unharmed.
Flames had already engulfed the house when firefighters arrived.
Crews from three departments had to pump water from a nearby creek to battle
The house is a total loss.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Straight ahead--on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- it is up to a judge if a high school
student in Henry County can return to school after bringing a pocketknife on a
And a little later-- Hard Rock Cafe celebrates 25-years. The Restaurant
and Rock and Roll Museum is having a huge party.
On Health Check, some new ideas about skin cancer, and what causes it in so
Plus, add arthritis to the growing list of conditions that might be
triggered by weight.
Patrick Evans has a preview of Opera Roanoke's latest production.
Candide opens soon-- Patrick has a live report along with a special guest
when NEws-7 returns.
The academic career of a Bassett High School student is now up to a judge.
Next week, the judge will decide if the Henry County school board acted too
harshly when it expelled a student for carrying a pocketknife.
16-year old Brian Wood was expelled for bringing a knife along on a class
He says he did not realize it was in his pocket.
The Woods say their son is being offered as a sacrificial lamb.
Brian Wood's attorney says, the honor roll student is innocent because there
was no intent.
IN Q=I DON'T WANT
((BRIAN WOOD: I DON'T WANT TO GO BACK UNDER PROBATION BECAUSE I FEEL I DIDN'T
DO ANYTHING THAT DESERVES GOING BACK UNDER PROBATION. THE FACT THAT I HAVE TO
BE GOOD. I'VE ALWAYS BEEN GOOD MY WHOLE LIFE. ))
((J. DAVID MARTIN/ HENRY CO. DIVISION SUPERINTENDENT: IT'S EASY TO SAY I
DIDN'T KNOW I HAD IT. AT THE SAME TIME WHEN A WEAPON IS BROUGHT TO SCHOOL AN
OPPORTUNITY EXISTS FOR SOMETHING TO BE DONE WITH THAT WEAPON. I NEED TO
DECREASE THE OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS TO BRING WEAPONS TO SCHOOL.))
SUPER=07-Brian Wood; :00
SUPER=01-J. David Martin/Henry Co. Division Super.; :14
OUT Q=WEAPONS TO SCHOOL
The attorney for the school system says the suspension is mandated by the
school system's policy.
The company expected to buy the Danville Register and Bee newspaper already
has strong ties to Virginia.
Media General announced yesterday it's planning to buy the paper for about
Media General owns the Richmond Times Dispatch as well as papers in
Charlottesville, Culpeper, Lynchburg and Suffolk.
The paper will still be called "The Danville Register and Bee".
The deal is expected to be final this summer.
Proceeds from the sale will go into a trust--benefitting nine charities.
Thousands of visitors are expected to pack Lynchburg's riverfront this
weekend for the city's annual Festival by the James.
City crews were busy today getting things ready for the big event.
Arts and crafts, fireworks and musical entertainment are just a few of the
things on tap this weekend.
Two riverfront buildings have burned down since last year's festival, and
the city is making the most of the open space.
IN Q=It was unfortunate
((STEVIE DOVEL/CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: IT WAS UNFORTUNATE TO HAVE THE FIRE, BUT IT
CERTAINLY OPENS UP THE FESTIVAL AREA A LOT MORE AND GIVES PEOPLE MORE ROOM TO
SIT AT THE CENTER STAGE AND WE HAVE ROOM FOR THE SYMPHONY, AND BE ABLE TO SEE
THE FIREWORKS, WE'VE GOT OPEN SKIES FOR THE FIREWORKS. ))
SUPER=01-Stevie Dovel/Chamber of Commerce; :00
OUT Q=for the fireworks.
The festival starts tonight with music and a lantern parade to the (Bat-toe)
Batteau launching area.
It runs through tomorrow night.
Her name may not sound familiar to you if you aren't an opera buff-- but you
probably have heard her voice before.
(Patrick ad lib)
stocks bump next
Leonard Bernstein's monumental opera Candide takes the stage tomorrow night
in Roanoke, and a special guest is helping kick off the tournament.
DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Patrick Evans joins us from a reception to honor Mary Costa, whose work
with the Metropolitan Opera has brought her worldwide acclaim.
SUPER=01-Mary Costa/Original Candide Star;
DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN
health music under
Stick around-- The Bulls have another chance tonight to win the NBA
On Health Check, researchers say they've found a gene that causes a common
type of skin cancer.
It's a genetic flaw that can be triggered by overexposure to the sun.
IN Q=The real hope
((THE REAL HOPE WOULD BE TO DEVELOP A CHEMICAL WHICH COULD BE IN A CREAM OR
INJECTION WHICH WOULD CAUSE THE TUMOR TO SHRINK AND DISAPPEAR WITHOUT ANY
OUT Q=without any surgery.
health bump next
A new study says the most popular hospital and emergency dramas on tv are
doctoring reality when it comes to how CPR should be used and how successful it
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SUPER=04-"Rescue 911"; :01
SUPER=01-Dr. Gregory Henry/American College of Emergency Phys.; :27
SUPER=01-Chief Gus Pappas/New York Emergency Medical Services; 1:27
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OUT Q=NAT SOUND
A report, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, finds tv shows,
like ER, Chicago Hope, and Rescue 911, routinely misrepresenting everything
While the result is gripping drama, some in the emergency medical field say
it's a disservice to the general public-- which has grown to expect miracles.
IN Q=It builds
((DR.GREGORY HENRY/AMERICAN COLLEGE OF EMERGENCY PHYSICIANS:
IT BUILDS FALSE EXPECTATIONS IN THE PUBLIC NOT ONLY OF MEDICAL PERSONNEL BUT
THEMSELVES. I'VE SEEN FAMILIES WHO FELT DEVESTATED, BECAUSE A RELATIVE HAS DIED
AND THEY TRIED CPR TECHNIQUES AND THEY FAILED.))
OUT Q=they failed.
In one year, the study authors counted 60 cases of CPR on the three shows.
Of those cases....only a minority were elderly patients and two thirds of
the victims survived.
According to the study that is misleading-- the vast majority of CPR
recipients are older people with existing heart disease.
The survival rate is between seven and 15 percent......and even less for
victims of trauma who arrive in the emergency room without a heartbeat.
IN Q=If you do
((DR. HENRY: IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A HEART BEAT OR RESPIRATIONS, .YOU ARE
ESSENTIALLY DEAD. YOUR CHANCES OF COMING BACK FROM CPR TECHBQIUES ARE NEAR
OUT Q=you are dead.
Not everyone agrees that stretching the truth is dangerous-- some experts
believe it's good for people just to get exposed.
((CHIEF GUS PAPPAS/NEW YORK EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES: SO WHATEVER PROJECTS ON
TV IS A POSITIVE IMAGE IN THE FACT THAT MORE AND MORE PEOPLE LEARN CPR OR
INTERESTED IN FINDING OUT MORE ABOUT IT, THEY WILL BE INVOLVED. ))
The study never questions the value of CPR as a life saving tool, rather,
it simply points out the importantance of recognizing the difference between
fact and fiction....medicine and miracles.
Your weight may be associated with your susceptibility to arthritis.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says obese men are
70-percent more likely to suffer arthritis.
Overweight women are 50-percent more likely to have the disease.
That means adults can take an active role in preventing arthritis simply by
staying in shape and watching their weight.
Arthritis and other rheumatic disorders are the leading causes of
disabilities in this country.
Arthritis afflicts some 40 million Americans and the number is on the rise.
Basal cell carcinoma is the LEAST DEADLY but MOST COMMON form of cancer.
Now, two studies published in the journals CELL and SCIENCE, indicate
doctors may now know more about this cancer that strikes some 800-thousand
Americans every year.
It may be a genetic flaw that's to blame-- triggered by overexposure to
IN Q=We think that
((DR. JAMES SPENCER/UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI:WE THINK THAT SUN DAMAGES DNA..BUT WE
DIDN'T KNOW HOW.
WHAT THIS STUDY SUGGESTS IS EXACTLY WHICH GENE IS DAMAGED BY THE ULTRA-VIOLET
SUPER=01-Dr. James Spencer/University of Miami;
OUT Q=ultra-violet light.
*****CONNIE AUDIO ON CART******
The gene has been named "patched"...and under normal conditions, two copies
of it in a cell keep tumors from growing. What scientists have just discovered
is that when sunlight zaps both copies, basal cell carcinomas appear.
While the science may seem complicated, but the effect is clear.
IN Q=Sort of like
((DR. ERVIN EPSTEIN/ SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL: SORT OF LIKE
BOTH THE FRONT AND BACK BRAKES OF A CAR HAVE TO BE INACTIVATED IN ORDER FOR
THE CAR TO GO OUT OF CONTROL DOWN A HILL. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Ervin Epstein/San Francisco General Hospital; :
OUT Q=down a hill.
As cancers share many characteristics, doctors hope the new discoveries
will help them better understand other cancers-- especially melanoma-- the more
dangerous type of skin cancer.
The Bulls couldn't sweep the Sonics but they do have a chance to win the
Championship tonight in Seattle.
Steve Mason has a preview as well as some qualifying results from the Oval
in tonight's Two Minute Ticker.
Good afternoon everyone welcome to your end of the week ticker. We start on
the fast track where Winston Cup drivers are qualifying for this Sunday's UAW
teamwork 500 at Pocono.
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Not a good day for Dale Jarrett. Jarrett crashed in turn 3 during one of
his qualifying laps. He would later leave Pocono International Raceway for a
local hospital with injured ribs on his left ribs.
Jeff Gordon captured the pole with a speed of 169.725 miles per hour, a new
track record... now here's the top 25.
SUPER=400-=1/Jeff Gordon/169.725/=2/Derrike Cope/=3/Hut Stricklin/=4/Ricky
SUPER=401-=6/Mark Martin/=7/Bobby Labonte/=8/Joe Nemechek/=9/Ricky
SUPER=401-11/Terry Labonte/12/Ward Burton/13/Rick Mast/14/Michael
SUPER=401-16/Jeff Burton/17/Ernie Irvan/18/Jimmy Spencer/19/Rusty
SUPER=401-21/Lake Speed/22/Brett Bodine/23/Sterling Marlin/24/Todd
OUT Q=........Loy Allen."
Game five of the NBA finals tips off tonight at Key Arena in Seattle as the
Bulls will once again try and wrap up the series and win their 4th world
The Sonics head into tonight's game with some momentum after winning game
Perhaps Michael Jordan's outburst most exemplified that the tide had
changed. He received a technical and a flagrant foul for his tantrum.
IN Q="It was good...
((GARY PAYTON/SEATTLE GUARD:))
SUPER=01-Gary Payton/Seattle Guard; :00
OUT Q=...fair chance"
For the Bulls to capture the title tonight, they will have to go back to
((PHIL JACKSON/CHICAGO COACH:))
SUPER=01-Phil Jackson/Chicago Coach; :00
OUT Q=...course of the game"
Coming up at 6, Roy Stanley will introduce us to a cyclists from Roanoke who
has qualified for the Paralympics. Have a great weekend.
The world famous Hard Rock Cafe is celebrating its silver anniversary.
The London Hard Rock Cafe was rocking and rolling last night to celebrate
25-years in business.
Not only is Hard Rock a restaurant, but it supports charitable causes and
displays a huge collection of rock and roll memorabilia.
The world's first Hard Rock opened in London, England-- June 14th 1971.
It was founded by Isaac Ti-grett and Peter Morton.
IN Q=WHEN THIS STARTED
((JAMES BERK/HARD ROCK CAFE PRES. & CEO: WHEN THIS STARTED 25 YEARS AGO, ISAAC
AND PETER JUST WANTED A PLACE TO GET A GOOD HAMBURGER IN LONDON AND THEY KNEW
IF THEY WERE GOING TO BRING GOOD OLD AMERICAN FOOD TO LONDON THEY NEED TO BRING
ROCK N ROLL TO GIVE THE PEOPLE A FEELING OF AMERICAN CULTURE. ))
SUPER=01-James Berk/Hard Rock Cafe Pres. & CEO
OUT Q=OF AMERICAN CULTURE.
Tonight, every Hard Rock Cafe around the world is returning to the original
menu complete with prices from 1971.
COming up tonight on NEWS-7 at SIX.
A new program at Virginia Tech is paying off in more ways than one.
The school has given students TWO MILLION dollars of its endowment money to
invest in the stock market.
But is Tech a little nervous about handing over such a large sum to people
still learning about high finance?
Len Besthoff has a preview...
Jean, the 20 people in the program say they are simply monitored by Tech,
but they make all the calls.
IN Q=One of
((RAJESH SWAMINATHAN/INVESTMENT CHAIRMAN-SEED: ONE OF THE BEST PICKS WE HAD IS
SUN MICROSYSTEMS, AND ITS PERFORMED EXCELLENTLY OVER THE LAST TWO YEARS. IT'S
RETURNED MORE THAN 100 PERCENT ANNUAL RATE OF RETURN, WE'VE MADE MORE THAN 62
THOUSAND DOLLARS ON THAT STOCK ALONE.))
SUPER=01-Rajesh Swaminathan/Investment Chairman-SEED;
OUT Q=stock alone.
So far the group has added about 500 thousand dollars to the two million it
That comes out to a return of about 25- percent....and that's tops among
schools with similar types of programs.
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