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In the probe of the T-W-A disaster -- some reports this afternoon that it
may have been a bomb that blew apart flight 800.
A source close to the investigation says a field test found traces of
explosive material on part of the wreckage.
But the source cautions the F-B-I must confirm the results.
Other officials say they know nothing about such a finding.
Meantime, divers know where to look for more clues.
Crews yesterday located a large piece of the plane's fuselage more than 100
Helping out in the search are two unmanned robots.
Liz Mullen joins us from New York with the latest.
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Indianapolis police are looking for clues in connection with the murder of
Two of the children, ages two and seven, were found wrapped in garbage bags
in an alley yesterday afternoon.
A third child, a 14-year-old girl said to be the children's aunt, was found
dead inside an apartment.
Authorities have yet to determine how the children died.
Sheep and goats are now connected to a the Mad Cow scare in Britain.
European Union agriculture ministers met today to discuss a new ban on sheep
and goat parts to prevent the disease from infecting humans.
Recent studies show Mad Cow Disease, or B-S-E, could spread from cattle to
other animals, bringing uncertainty to Britain's 80-thousand sheep farmers.
U-S agriculture officials are not taking any chances with Mad Cow disease.
The "Chicago Sun Times" reports about 500 head of cattle are being
slaughtered, on orders from the Agriculture Department.
The animals were bred in Britain or Ireland.
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Still to come on News 7,
In part one of our series concerning the Danville police department, we'll
hear what the police chief has to say about recent allegations of brutality and
and some students are spending a lot of time in area hospitals, but it's
proving to be a good learning experience.
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The Danville police department is facing several lawsuits on allegations
ranging from police brutality to gender discrimination.
In each case, Police Chief Neal Morris declined to talk with News 7 on
Now Morris explains why he kept silent, plus he talks about his belief that
a movement is underway to discredit the police.
Teresa Hamilton has more in part one of a two-part series.
IN Q=For 26- years
SUPER=03-Danville/June 6; :00
SUPER=01-Neal Morris/Danville Police Chief; :09
SUPER=04-File Tape; :30
SUPER=10-Jeffrey Williams/Former Danville Police Officer/February 1996; :39
OUT Q=Hamilton, News 7.
(( For 26- years Neal Morris has worn the title of Danville Police Chief.
But don't look for his retirement any time soon.
IN Q=If I
((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF:IF I HAD BEEN READY TO RETIRE I WOULDN'T DO
IT NOW, I WOULD NEVER RETIRE IN THE MIDST OF A CONTROVERSY.))
OUT Q=of a controversy.
It all began in February when the first of four lawsuits was filed against
Sam Sakalleris, Junior was among the initial complainants.
The Danville businessman alleges, while in handcuffs, he was beaten by two
The second blow came from within when former officer Jeffery Williams
stepped forward alleging he'd been fired for blowing the whistle on police
IN Q=I've lost
((JEFFREY WILLIAMS/FORMER DANVILLE POLICE OFFICER:I'VE LOST A LOT OF GOOD
FRIENDS AT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND MY REPUTATION.))
OUT Q=and my reputation.
Whatever the case may be, Morris believes the media is the wrong place to
discuss a lawsuit.
IN Q=Our policy
((OUR POLICY IS THAT WE WILL AIR OUR CASE IN COURT, WE DON'T DO IT THROUGH THE
NEWS MEDIA AND I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY, IF THE PEOPLE ARE SATISFIED WITH THE
COURT SYSTEM, AND THEY FILED A SUIT, WHY DO THEY KEEP RUNNING TO THE MEDIA
TRYING TO PUT STUFF IN THE NEWS MEDIA UNLESS THEY ARE TRYING TO INFLAME THE
OUT Q=inflame the public.
Indeed, Morris believes there's a movement underway in Danville to cause
trouble for him AND his department.
Two more lawsuits were to follow-- among those a lawsuit filed by Jeffrey
William's distant cousin claiming abuse at the hands of officers.
A fourth and final lawsuit was brought by a former female officer who
alleges gender discrimination.
Around the same time, civil rights advocate Thomas Motley announced the
formation of a group called C-PAC or Christians Policing Against Corruption.
IN Q=We have to
((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF:WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH FACTS, WE DON'T DEAL
WITH EMOTIONS AS SOME PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO DO. IT ALMOST LOOKS TO THE POINT
RIGHT NOW THAT THERE IS A CONSPIRACY GOING ON TO TRY TO DISCREDIT LAW
ENFORCEMENT IN THIS COMMUNITY.))
OUT Q=in this community.
Morris is the first to admit his officers aren't perfect but he doesn't put
much stock in the allegations raised.
He points to the extensive training his officers undergo as proof his
officers are well trained.
We'll have more on that, in part two. Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))
Part two airs tonight on News 7 at six and eleven.
Getting dental care for low income families in Botetourt County may be like
Last week the county's board of supervisors decided to end funding for a
program providing free dental care to poor children.
Supervisors blamed the decision on a lack of adequate funding from the state
along with their own tight budget.
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IN Q=I wouldn't say
((ROBERT LAYMAN/SUPERVISOR AMSTERDAM DISTRICT; I WOULDN'T SAY THAT IT WAS THAT
GREAT OF A BURDEN BUT 35 THOUSAND HERE AND 35 THOUSAND THERE AND PRETTY SOON
YOU SPEND A COUPLE OF 100 THOUSAND DOLLARS.))
SUPER=01-Robert Layman/Supervisor Amsterdam District;
OUT Q=100 thousand dollars
The program provided free check-ups for poor children as well as fluoride
treatments, fillings, and X-rays.
It's been around for at least 12 years and is still operating in Roanoke and
Supervisors say children in Botetourt county who used to be in the program
can get the same services at other free clinics in the area.
We've long heard about the shortage of physicians and health care
professionals in Southwest and South Central Virginia.
One organization-- the Area Health Education Center-- is hoping to grow
its own....doctors, of course.
Connie Stevens has the story.
IN Q=More than
SUPER=01-Eileen Lepro/Area Health Education Centers; :10
SUPER=01-Karshenia Hall/Gretna Student; :44
SUPER=01-David Owens/Castlewood Student; :55
OUT Q=Health Check.
More than 30 students from around Southwest and South Central Virginia are
spending the week shadowing real-life medical professionals.
They're getting a taste of medical school, before they're even out of high
IN Q=What we're
((EILEEN LEPRO/AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS: WHAT WE'RE HOPING IS THAT THEY'LL
COME AWAY WITH A SENSE OF WHAT THEY PERSONALLY ARE INTERESTED IN WHERE THEY
FEEL THEIR SKILLS FIT BEST. SO IF THEY'RE A REAL PEOPLE PERSON AND WANT TO LAY
THEIR HANDS ON PEOPLE THEN THERE ARE CERTAIN PROFESSIONS THAT WOULD ALLOW THEM
TO DO THAT AS OPPOSED TO THE PERSON WHO PREFERS RESEARCH OR PREFERS TO WORK IN
THE LABORATORY SETTING AND DOESN'T HAVE AS MUCH DIRECT CONTACT WITH PEOPLE, AND
THAT'S WHAT WE'RE HOPING THIS WILL HELP THEM SIFT THROUGH SOME OF THOSE
OUT Q=those choices.
On day one of the program they're touring Radford Community Hospital, and
Saint Albans Psychiatric Hospital.
Students seem to appreciate this career boost.
IN Q=I want
((KARSHENIA HALL/GRETNA STUDENT:I WANT TO HELP PEOPLE AND I ALWAYS WANT TO BE A
REGISTERED NURSE, I JUST DECIDED I WANT TO HELP PEOPLE AND EVERYTHING. ))
OUT Q=and everything.
Their enthusiasm is contagious-- some are anxious to become professionals,
and settle back down in the areas they now call home.
IN Q=I like it
((DAVID OWENS/CASTLEWOOD STUDENT: I LIKE IT HERE IN THE SOUTHWEST AREA, IF I
WENT TO MEDICAL SCHOOL I PROBABLY WOULD COME BACK. ))
OUT Q=would come back.
The students also braved tuberculosis tests.
Later this week, they'll work with health professionals to learn how to
read the results.
Connie Stevens-- Health Check.))
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When News 7 returns, a
A reunion between long lost siblings in Israel,
and if you've ever wanted to escape from the "real world", Mill Mountain
Theatre is offering a chance to do just that.
In Israel this morning, an emotional reunion between a brother and sister
after 60 years of separation.
SUPER=03-Tel Aviv, Israel;
OUT Q=(nats of hugging, crying etc.)
Riyka Bromberg Feingold and Solomon Bromberg both survived Nazi prison camps
but lost contact after the liberation.
Solomon lived in Russian and Riyka in Israel and only recently learned about
Both believed their entire family had been killed by the Nazis.
If you've ever dreamt of an acting career, or regret not pursuing it
earlier in life-- you still have a chance.
Kimberly McBroom takes us behind the scenes of an acting class for adults.
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SUPER=01-Doug Zschiegner/Acting Lab Instructor; :23
SUPER=01-Bootie Chewning/Acting Student; :52
SUPER=01-Pat Wilhelms/Acting Student; 1:01
OUT Q=McBroom, News 7
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Grown-ups playing make- believe--
It's the first ever adult acting lab at Mill Mountain Theatre.
The instructor says the course not only offers lessons in performing-- but
lessons in real life.
((DOUG ZSCHIEGNER/ACTING LAB INSTRUCTOR: WHAT YOU LEARN ABOUT PSYCHOLOGY, ABOUT
COMMUNICATING, ABOUT STORYTELLING ABOUT DEALING WITH YOUR OWN FEAR OF BEING IN
FRONT OF PEOPLE. AND HOPEFULLY, SOME THINGS THAT PEOPLE CAN TAKE HOME WITH
THEM, WHETHER THEY GO ON A STAGE AGAIN OR NOT. ))
Over the last six weeks, the class has evolved from lectures and exercises,
to monologues and some pretty humorous scenes.
SOT nat sound of scene 19:22:36
((WHEN I HEARD SOMETHING SNAP... I HOPED IT WAS MY BRA. ))
Bootie Chewning says she put her acting desire on hold during her 12- year-
stint on the Roanoke County School Board.
((BOOTIE CHEWNING/ACTING STUDENT: NOW THIS GIVES ME A CHANCE TO COME BACK AND
DO SOME OF THE CRAZY, NOT THAT I HAVEN'T BEEN CRAZY ALL ALONG, THINGS THAT I
WOULD DO ALL THE TIME. I REALLY HAVE ENJOYED IT. ))
((PAT WILHELMS/ACTING STUDENT: I'D DONE THEATRE IN COLLEGE AND CHILDREN'S
THEATRE AND I LOVED IT. BUT MEANWHILE, I'VE BEEN TAKING CARE OF THREE CHILDREN
AT HOME, SO I HAVEN'T HAD TIME TO DO ANYTHING. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I'VE
DONE ANYTHING IN 16 YEARS. ))
The final curtain call for the class is next Monday-- when the students
show what they've learned in an informal recital.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.))
Last year high-tech stocks were the darlings of Wall Street, but this year
it has been a bumpy ride.
Investors may take comfort though, that quarterly earnings posted by the
nation's largest software company EXCEEDED expectations.
Microsoft posted a 50-PERCENT jump in profits for its fiscal fourth quarter.
The rise was fueled by strong sales of its pre-installed programs.
Despite the strong earnings report by Microsoft, blue chips are
outperforming the technology sector on Wall Street today.
At noon the Dow was UP more than 28 points.
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When News 7 returns -
Patrick has sports, including a visit to the Carolina Panthers' training
and one event at the Olympics which is taking on a lot of competitors -
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College football fans finally have a true national championship game.
A-B-C T-V has announced plans to televise such a game after the 1998
Details are being worked out with six major football conferences that will
bring together the two top-ranked teams in the country.
The Carolina Panthers continue their training camp workouts in Spartanburg,
SUPER=03-Spartanburg, SC; :00
Last night the team got some good news as second round draft pick Muhsin
Muhammad -- the wide receiver from Michigan State -- agreed to a terms with the
He's expected to sign his contract later today.
Top pick Tim Biakabutuka is still a holdout.
Steve Mason and photographer Greg Moore will begin our training camp reports
from Spartanburg tonight on News 7 at five.
The U-S leads the Olympic medal chase so far and could bring home more today
as the women's gymnastics team heads into its finals.
But there will be no American in a swimming final today.
American Tom Dolan lost out on a chance at a second gold medal as he failed
to qualify for tonight's 400-meter freestyle final.
And while it's certain you'll find medals at the summer games you're also
sure to find high prices, for just about everything.
Dave Fehling has more.
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SUPER=01-Dave Fehling/Reporting; :36
SUPER=01-Rob Paskin/Coca-Cola; 1:07
OUT Q=DAVE Fehling CBS News Atlanta
The chaperone for this church group from dallas had these words of
advice as they dived into the great olympic pool of consumerism...otherwise
known as centenial olympic park.
LYDIA LANDRUM, CHURCH GROUP CHAPERONE
"I SAID THIS IS A MONEY TRAP. THIS IS WHAT ATLANTA HAS PUT TOGETHER SO YOU'LL
SPEND LOTS OF MONEY IN ATLANTA."
And spend they did.
Cokes for two dollars fifty cents each,
same for an ice cream bar.
And for a stuffed izzy...the olympic mascot?
MARION LOTTS, CHURCH GROUP MEMBER
"FIFTEEN DOLLARS! Q. FIFTEEN BUCKS FOR THAT? A. YEAH, FOR MY LITTLE SISTER."
GLEN STARR, CHAPERONE
"I THINK ITS KINDA, THEY'RE GOUGING A LITTLE BIT."
Critics have called the olympic hustle unseemly.
One newspaper editorial called the commercialism surrounding the olympics
`nauseating.' but some of the big corporations behind the games say its
nothing more than the american way.
Ubiquitous coca-cola , headquartered here and a major sponsor,
says the atlanta games are a huge undertaking, twice the size as the games in
l-a 12 years ago.
And it costs a lot money frankly to put the games on.
Coke's rob paskin says compared to the `76 montreal games which
were underwritten by taxpayers who are still paying off the debt, this is a
free market venture with companies and consumers footing the bill.
ROB PASKIN, COCA-COLA SPOKESPERSON:IT IS EXPENSIVE, AN EXPENSIVE PROPOSITION
BUT THERE ARE NO TAX DOLLARS BEING
Its an argument some vistors buy into.
"FOODS A LITTLE EXPENSIVE BUT FOR AN EVENT OF THIS MAGNITUDE I GUESS THATS
The olympics are speical but some worry their gold-medal luster
can be tarnished by making the money grag an olympic event.
Dave Fehling, CBS NEWS ATLANTA.))
patrick toss to mel
And while some folks traveled to Atlanta to see the Olympics, one Southern
California woman spent part of her summer traveling the Pacific Northwest, by
Pat Fry was feeling restless last week so she called a cab to take her north
to Santa Barbara, about 95 miles away.
But once there she told the driver to keep on driving and he did -- through
Oregon, Washington, up to Vancouver, British Columbia.
((PAT FRY:EVERY PERSON DREAMS OF DOING SOMETHING WILD SO I JUST DID IT. BUT
I'M NOT WILD, I'M A REAL SOLID CITIZEN, BELIEVE IT OR NOT. ))
OUT Q= BELIEVE IT OR NOT.
The week long, 18-hundred mile trip cost Fry more than four-thousand
We'll see you back here tomorrow.
And that's it for News 7 at Noon.