Coming up on News 7-
Talk Show host Jenny Jones takes the stand in a murder trial. We'll hear her
This woman says she lost her job because she was pregnant.
Plus we'll show you how he does it- Montell Jordan jams in Downtown Roanoke
News 7 is next.
A Roanoke woman says she lost her job because she was pregnant.
Lisa Bailey took her case to the Virginia Supreme Court.
They'll decide if her employers violated anit-discrimination laws.
T-V Talk Show Host Jenny Jones testified in the murder trial of Jonathan
He's on trial for killing a man who admitted on the show that he had a
crush on Schmitz.
And what a treat! This is how Montel Jordan celebrates Halloween - with a
free concert in Roanoke tonight.
Join us for News 7 at eleven.
Talk show host Jenny Jones took the witness stand in a murder trial.
She testified a guest on her show did not appear uncomfortable- when he
found out a man had a crush on him.
Byron Harlan has more from Pontiac, Michigan.
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SUPER=04-The Jenny Jones Show; 24
SUPER=04-March, 1995; 1:00
SUPER=01-Jenny Jones/Talk Show Host; 1:21
SUPER=01-Byron Harlan/CBS News; 1:30
OUT Q=CBS News, Pontiac, Michigan."
((She's bold and outspoken on the air. But Jenny Jones was subtle and
subdued when she took the stand, in a
case where the talk is all about murder.
The questions she's answering are all about how she prepares to host
JENNY JONES/TALK SHOW HOST: THERE'S A LOT OF HOMEWORK INVOLVED. IT TAKES HOURS
AND HOURS OF READING AND PREPARATION.
Just how much homework she does: exactly what she knew about this man
and the context in which she would appear on the program are at the heart of
the questions she's got to field.
Court Evidence/March 1995
The producers invited John Schmitz at Scott Amedure to appear on the
program back in March of 1995.
The program was all about same sex secret admirers. John Schmitz says
He didn't know Scott Amedure had a crush on him.
He found out right there in front of the audience in a program that
He appeared good humored about the revelation. Three days later he
shot and killed the admirer.
Schmitz admits he pulled the trigger. His lawyers say he was
humiliated, utterly embarrassed and because of psychological problems,
is not guilty of premeditated murder.
They say Jenny Jones and the producers knew well in advance a secret
they were going to spring on John Schmitz involved a homosexual
JONES: I'M NOT NECESSARILY GIVEN ADVANCE WARNING. IF I WANT TO KNOW WHAT THE
TOPIC IS, SOMETIMES I LOOK. SOMETIMES I WONT LOOK UNTIL THE NIGHT BEFORE THE
BYRON HARLAN/CBS NEWS: DEFENSE LAWYERS ARE TRYING TO SHOW THAT JENNY JONES AND
THE PRODUCERS DECEIVED JOHN SCHMITZ..AND THEY'RE SAYING THE SURPRISE THEY
SPRANG ON HIM..DROVE HIM TO KILL. BYRON HARLAN, CBS NEWS PONTIAC MICHIGAN.))
One of the alternate jurors at the O-J Simpson trial has been dismissed.
The man was taken to the hospital for blood pressure problems.
Court officials say there was no connection between his illness and the
gruesome pictures shown in court today.
They included graphic closeups of Ronald Goldman and Nicole Simpson's
Some jurors were visibly distressed-
The Goldmans hid their faces in their hands.
O-J Simpson closed his eyes, breathed heavily and rocked back and forth.
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash Investigation
Both flight recorders have been recovered from the wreckage of a Brazilian
SUPER=03-Sao Paulo, Brazil;
The T-A-M jet had just taken off from (Sow- Paul-o) Sao Paulo- but it never
gained altitude and instead slammed into a residential area below.
All 95 people aboard the plane died, including at least three Americans.
Several people on the ground are also dead.
No word on the cause.
The flight recorders are on the way to Brazilian air force headquarters
where they'll be examined.
A Roanoke woman says she was fired because she had a baby- Now she's putting
Virginia's sexual discrimination laws to the test.
Lisa Bailey took her case to the Virginia Supreme Court today.
Bailey lost her job in 1994 at Cloverdale's Scott-Gallaher Incorporated
equipment rental company.
She says she missed 11 weeks of work during her pregnancy on doctor's
IN Q=And I said
((AND I SAID, YOU KNOW, WHEN DO YOU WANT ME TO COME BACK TO WORK? SHOULD I
COME BACK TO WORK ON A MONDAY? SHOULD I COME BACK WHEN THE PAY PERIOD STARTS?
AND HE BASICALLY TOLD ME THAT I DID NOT HAVE A JOB ANY LONGER, THAT I WAS NO
LONGER DEPENDABLE BECAUSE I HAD A CHILD. THAT IF MY DAUGHTER WAS TO GET SICK
HE WOULD HAVE TO LET ME LEAVE AND HE NEEDED SOMEBODY MORE DEPENDABLE TO DO THE
JOB. AND THAT MY PLACE WAS AT HOME.))
OUT Q=at home.
The company denies her allegations.
But the Virginia Supreme Court heard arguments today on whether
anti-discrimination laws apply -- NOT the merits of Bailey's case.
IN Q=We have
((CLINTON MORSE/SCOTT-GALLAHER, INC. ATTORNEY: WE HAVE TO GO BY THE LAWS AS
DRAFTED BY OUR LEGISLATURE. IT'S NOT THAT I'M AGAINST WOMEN BEING PROTECTED
WITH RESPECT TO PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH. IT'S JUST THAT YOU HAVE TO TAKE THE
LAWS AS THEY'RE CURRENTLY WRITTEN.))
SUPER=01-Clinton Morse/Scott-Gallaher, Inc. Attorney;
OUT Q=currently written.
A decision is expected in several weeks.
It's something that's been blown out of proportion.
That's what hospital officials at Carilion's Roanoke Memorial and Community
Hospitals say about yesterday's bed shortage that sent patients to other
Carilion Health Systems says only seven patients were diverted, representing
3-percent of the patients seen in the Roanoke Hospital emergency rooms for the
It happens during the busiest times in the emergency rooms.
No patients have been diverted in the past 24 hours.
IN Q=We will care for
((DR. RICHARD SURRUSCO: WE WILL CARE FOR YOU AT THE FACILITIES WHERE WE CAN
AND WE WILL INSURE THAT IF WE CAN'T MEET YOUR NEEDS WE WILL TRANSPORT YOU TO A
FACILITY THAT CAN.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Richard Surrusco/Carilion Medical Director;
OUT Q=facility that can.
Surrusco says diversion happens about six times a year and every hospital in
the area has done it in the past.
If the outbreak of Legionnaires Disease in the New River Valley has you
worried about getting it, there are precautions you can take in your home.
Common household sources of the Legionella bacteria include humidifiers and
humidification systems connected with central air-conditioners.
Even hot water heaters offer a breeding ground.
((DR. JODY HERSHEY/NEW RIVER HEALTH DIST. DIR.: YOU NEED TO KEEP YOUR HOT WATER
HEATER AT ABOUT 122 DEGREES OR ABOVE TO PREVENT THE GROWTH OF BACTERIA IN THAT
HOT WATER HEATER.SOT 23:32:03HUMIDIFICATION SYSTEMS, ROOM HUMIDIFIERS,
COOL-MIST AND HOT-MIST HUMIDIFIERS, PEOPLE NEED TO DISINFECT AND CLEAN THESE ON
A ROUTINE BASIS. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Jody Hershey/New River Health Dist. Dir.;
OUT Q=a routine basis.
Hershey stresses those most at risk are middle-aged to older men who are
heavy drinkers or smokers, and people with chronic illnesses.
The number of confirmed Legionnaires cases stands at 13.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on the broadcast, we'll have part two of our look at U-S Senate
candidate Mark Warner,
and we'll tell you what will happen now that the federal government has just
said NO to one locality's DARE program.
Robin in WX CENTER
MUSIC UP FULL
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GRAPHIC=News 7 Poll
John Warner still holds a double digit lead in the latest Senate race poll
But he's NOT playing the role quietly.
IN Q=If he
((SEN. JOHN WARNER: IF HE THROWS HIS MONEY AROUND LIKE THIS IN A CAMPAIGN.
WHAT WOULD HE DO WITH YOUR HARD-EARNED TAX DOLLARS IF HE EVER GOT TO WASHINGTON
IN ANY POSITION? HE'S NOT GOING TO MAKE IT TO THE SENATE. BUT I GUESS HE'S
HELL BENT ON TRYING TO DO SOMETHING, SOMEWHERE, SOMETIME.))
That's about Mark Warner's nine million dollar personal contribution to his
John Warner appeared today with Governor George Allen to comment on the NEWS
7-Mason Dixon poll numbers.
The numbers show the Republican with 52-percent support, Democrat Mark
Warner with 37-percent, and 11-percent still undecided.
Mark Warner's campaign says its internal poll numbers show a much tighter
IN Q=Well I
((SEN. JOHN WARNER: WELL I THINK HE BETTER BUY MASON DIXON. I MEAN HE'S OUT
TRYING TO BUY EVERYTHING ELSE...14:05:49 WHAT ELSE CAN THE MAN SAY? IT'S
HALLOWEEN, AND THIS IS HIS IDEA OF A TRICK-OR-TREAT.))
A spokesman for Mark Warner says his candidate is a businessman who
understands the value of a dollar -- NOT a career politician.
Take Fullscreen Home Page Address
The Mason Dixon poll results can be found on W-D-B-J's home page--the address
is W-W-W dot W-D-B-J 7 dot com.
The poll numbers may not be encouraging for Mark Warner, but the Democratic
challenger isn't conceding the race.
In the second part of our profile, Joe Dashiell reports on the issues Mark
Warner hopes will help him beat the odds.
IN Q=Two weeks before election day
SUPER=03-Richmond/Oct. 22; :00
OUT Q=JD News 7
((Two weeks before election day, a Richmond first- grader asks if the two
Warners are related.
SOT 04:32 WARNER FILE TAPE
IN Q=No he's not my brother
((NO HE'S NOT MY BROTHER. I'M THE NEW AND IMPROVED VERSION.))
OUT Q=new and improved version.
In a classroom and on the air, Mark Warner is still trying to explain how
he differs from the Senator who shares his last name.
And as the Democratic challenger faces the final days of the campaign, his
biggest enemy may be the image of John Warner as a middle of the road
Republican who stood up to Ollie North.
IN Q=So while I say
((SO WHILE I SAY IT WAS ALL WELL AND FINE AND I RESPECT WHAT HE DID IN THE CASE
OF MR. NORTH, BUT WHEN YOU GET THERE, YOU'VE GOT TO PERFORM ON THE FLOOR AND
HIS VOTES HAVE NOT BEEN VOTES THAT ARE GOING TO MOVE VIRGINIA FORWARD.))
OUT Q=move Virginia forward.
Moving Virginia forward, Mark Warner insists, will require an understanding
of how technology is transforming the economy...
IN Q=And i don't think
((AND I DON'T THINK MOST OF THE POLICY MAKERS, I DON'T THINK MOST MEMBERS OF
CONGRESS, THEY'VE BEEN THERE SO LONG, I DON'T THINK THEY GET IT.))
OUT Q=don't think they get it.
... a willingness to balance the budget and a commitment to the working
families of Virginia.
IN Q=When it comes to issues
((WHEN IT COMES TO ISSUES LIKE PROTECTING WOMEN'S RIGHTS OR THE FAMILY MEDICAL
LEAVE ACT, OR RAISING THE MINIMUM WAGE, WE'VE GOT TO HAVE A SENATOR WITH
COMPASSION THAT IS WILLING TO STAND UP FOR THOSE FAMILIES.))
OUT Q=for those families.
If voters are to choose MarknotJohn, they will lose the seniority of an 18-
year incumbent, but the challenger says that's not the sacrifice it may seem.
IN Q=I think you can make up with
((I THINK YOU CAN MAKE UP WITH ENERGY AND PASSION AND WITH NEW IDEAS AND A
WILLINGNESS TO PUT IN HARD WORK AND LORD KNOWS I THINK EVEN MY WORST CRITIC
WOULD SAY I HAVE WORKED MY TAIL OFF IN THIS RACE. THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE.))
OUT Q=that makes a difference.
Mark Warner has put in the miles on the campaign trail, and while he'll be
happy to leave behind a campaign that has cut and pasted his photograph, kept
him away from his family, and cost him millions of dollars, he says he has no
IN Q=I believe with all my heart
((I BELIEVE WITH ALL MY HEART, EVEN MORE TODAY THAT WHEN I STARTED THE PROCESS
THAT I'M THE RIGHT CANDIDATE TO GO TO THE SENATE. THAT I UNDERSTAND THE
CHANGING ECONOMY. THAT I CAN MAKE SURE GOVERNMENT CAN HELP PROTECT PEOPLE'S
LIVES... NOT TAKE OVER THEIR LIVES, BUT PROTECT PEOPLE'S LIVES.))
OUT Q=people's lives.
And that is what he hopes the voters will remember when they make their
choice on Tuesday.
Joe Dashiell News 7))
The say NO to drugs message could suffer a setback in Halifax County.
The Sheriff's department's been notified it will no longer receive an annual
nine-thousand dollars in federal funding to support its DARE program.
Deputy Danny Martin will continue teaching DARE to fifth grade students.
But children in kindergarten through fourth grade will no longer take part
because the Sheriff's department can't afford to pay a part time deputy to help
DARE supporters are concerned fifth grade is too long to wait to get
children exposed to the message.
IN Q=By the
((JEFF OAKES/HALIFAX CO. SHERIFF:BY THE TIME A YOUNG PERSON IS IN THE FIFTH
GRADE THEY'VE ALREADY MAD SOME JUDGEMENTS OF THEIR OWN AND THEY'RE REALLY A
LITTLE PERSON AND FULLY FUNCTIONAL AND THEY HAVE THEIR OPINIONS AND WE'RE NOT
ABLE TO INFLUENCE THEM AND CHANGE SOME OF THOSE OPINIONS. ))
SUPER=01-Jeff Oakes/Halifax Co. Sheriff; :00
OUT Q=those opinions.
Halifax County apparently lost its funding because officials said the
program wasn't growing.
Sheriff Oakes disagrees and says he'll lobby local officials for financial
help, next year.
Soft Music Under
Coming up later on News 7 at 11,
it was all treat and no trick tonight for downtown Roanoke as singer Montell
Jordan spends Halloween in the Star City.
MUSIC UP FULL
Several thousand people spent Halloween night in downtown Roanoke tonight.
That's where Montell Jordan and several other acts performed in an alcohol
free event open to both children and adults.
Jay Moore has the story.
IN Q=nat sound
SUPER=07-Montell Jordan; :31
SUPER=07-Terry Lewis; :47
OUT Q=News 7 Roanoke
(( Most people know him by his first single "This is How We Do It."
Montell Jordan not only packed the area around the First Union Tower, but
people were also standing in the street.
The six- foot, eight inch performer attributes his success to Roanoke and
Lynchburg radio stations.
IN Q=A lot of places
((MONTELL JORDAN: A LOT OF PLACES IN VIRGINIA WERE THE FIRST TO START PLAYING
MY RECORDS WHEN THE REST OF THE NATION NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES WERE SLOWLY
GETTING ON BOARD. I HAD STATIONS THAT WERE GETTING ON BOARD. I HAD STATIONS
THAT WERE HERE THAT WERE PLAYING MY MUSIC OFF THE HOOK ON A CONSISTENT BASIS.
OUT Q=a consistent basis.
Fans of all ages attended...all looking to have a good time.
IN Q=For one thing
((TERRY LEWIS: FOR ONE, IT BRINGS EVERYBODY TOGETHER. THERE IS NO RACE
BARRIERS. ALL THE ADULTS GET TO MINGLE WITH THE CHILDREN WE JUST HAVE A BALL.
OUT Q=have a ball.
Jordan says he likes performing for events like this because it offers a
good environment for children.
He accepts the fact he has a lot of influence over kids because of his
IN Q=I know it's not
((JORDAN: I KNOW IT'S NOT OUR JOB TO TRY TO RAISE SOMEONE'S FAMILY OR RAISE
THEIR KIDS BUT I THINK WE'RE VERY INFLUENTIAL) PEOPLE AND TAKE RESPONSIBILITY
WHEN WE CAN.)
OUT Q=when we can.
Jordan has just released his second album.
And while music is a big part of his life now..he hopes to put it on the
backburner one day to fulfil his aspiration of going to law school.
Jay Moore News 7 Roanoke.))
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SUPER=331-Turning Mostly/Cloudy/42-46/Clouds With/Light Rain/50-53;
SUPER=333-Clouds Will/Move In/39-42/Drizzle Likely/Light Winds/42-46;
SUPER=334-Rain Late/Rather Chilly/40-42/Rain Ending/Wind W-10/48-50;
North Carolina wants an NHL franchise.
Hornets owner George Shinn is helping pitch the Carolina's today in New York.
IN Q="We've got...
((GEORGE SHINN/HORNETS OWNER:))
SUPER=01-George Shinn/Hornets Owner; :00
OUT Q=...TO GO FOR IT."
SUPER=03-Mooresville, NC; :00
Kyle Petty and Felix Sabates onced owned the Charlotte Checkers, and last
night Sabates came through with the application money to back this NHL effort,
giving the folks in Raleigh $100 thousand bucks.
John Smoltz, the Braves pitcher, who is a shoe in to win this year's Cy Young
award tops the list of 22 players who field for free agency yesterday.
Smoltz was 24-and-8 this season, but Braves officials do plan to resign him.
SUPER=03-Greenville, SC/August 13th; :00
Pitching mate Steve Avery also filed for free agency Thursday, but he likely
will not be back with the Braves.
He was ineffective after tearing a muscle in his side and rehabbing his way
back into the bullpen.
Rafael Belliard and Mike Bielecki also filed yesterday.
Smoltz came in third in the Associated Press's balloting for major league MVP
Seattle Mariners shortstop Alex Rodriguez easily on the award.
The 21 year old all-star batted 358 with 36 homers and knocked in 123 runs
He received 103 votes from a nationwide panel of sportswriters.
The Padres Ken Caminiti was second.
The NBA season opens tonight, but will Portland star Isaiah Rider be in the
game or in jail.
SUPER=03-Oregon City, Oregon;:00
Rider practiced with the team yesterday, but Wednesday night he was arrested
on Marijuana possesion charges when police caught him putting a pipe to his
He was arrested twice earlier this year on the same charge.
It was a big night last night for the Cave Spring high school Volleyball
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Eagles vs. Knights; :00
Over at Fleming, the Knights battled Franklin County for the RVD tournament
The Lady Eagles, who beat PH to get here played tough. Look at Amy Robertson
make the kill but Cave Spring still win the opening game 16-to-14.
The Knights would also take the second game 15-to-13 to win the match in two
The Knights Jenny Lemker was also named district player of the year, and
Penny Williams was named coach of the year.
The Knights are unbeaten at 16-and-0.
The Lord Boteourt Cavaliers clinched the Blue Ridge district regular season
championship last night with a 63 to 46 win over Christiansburg.
SUPER=03-Daleville/Blue Demons vs. Cavaliers; :00
Were the Lady Cavs ready to go for the district crown??
Well just take a look at the hustle put forth by senior Sara Moore saving
Watch the Cavs make it work on offense as Katrine elliott goes to Aimee Bird,
who in turn gets the rock back to Elliott for the layin.
Bird would then back into the assist mode, as she makes the long pass to
SUPER=33-Christiansburg/46/Lord Botetourt/63/Cavs Win Blue Ridge;
Sarah hicks who converts the layin, and Botetourt win earns a spot in the
regionals with a 63-to-46 win over Christiansburg.
Northside continues to struggle of late, last night losing to Salem,
And congratulations to Gretna, the Lady Hawks beat Tunstall 56-to-55 to claim
the first ever Dogwood district title.
The Big East and college football weekend got off to an early start last
night with Pitt hosting Boston College.
SUPER=03-Pittsburgh, PA/ESPN; :00
The Halloween spirits were alive and well in Pittsburgh as the Panthers
looked to ground the Eagles.
And they did so by taking wing themselves.
Matt Lytle drops back and hits a wide open Jake Hoffart in stride in the zone
on the 40 yard TD,
and Pitt wins it over BC
20 to 13.
Believe it or not, Friday Football Extra has reached the next to last Friday
night of the regular season.
Tonight marks week number 10, and a chance for us to showcase 32 teams.
IN Q=AUDIO FULL
OUT Q=...LOGO COMES FULL
Still to come tonight, Steve Mason joins us from the Roundhouse where the
Express got busy today and welcomed three new players to the team, on the eve
of tomorrow night's home game with the Checkers.
The Roanoke Express finds itself in last place in the East heading to
tomorrow night's home game against the Charlotte CHeckers.
But Steve Mason says the Express made some changes today with the hopes of
jump starting the team.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Norfolk/Express vs. Admirals; :20
SUPER=01-Frank Anzalone/Express Head Coach; :25
SUPER=01-Chris DeProfio/Express Center; 1:37
OUT Q=...News 7 sports"
(( The Express figured out part of the combination last night, beating Hampton
To further the team's progress, Anzalone brought in defenseman Oligs Sorokin
in return for cash.
Forward Steve Salhaney is a long shot trying out for the team, he comes from
the Riverfrogs on a tryout basis.
Goalie Paul Taylor also comes from Louisville. Roanoke, St. John and Calgary
believe he has potential.
The Express's affiliates did not ask Anzalone to bring these players in, but
it was dicussed.
Injuries have also damaged the Express. J.F. Tromblay hurt his ankle last
night against Hampton.
Right winger Tim Christian is out with a separated right shoulder and has
been relegated to the bike.
He had a partner Thursday afternoon, goalie Dave Gagnon, whose right knee is
Taylor is also here to spark Gagnon who has struggled, like most of the team.
The Express hosts defending riley cup champion Charlotte Friday night at
the Round House. Steve Mason, news 7 sports.))
Few airplanes command an audience when they come to town, but today a
crowd was waiting as two vintage warplanes arrived at the Roanoke Regional
A B-17 flying fortress and a B-24 liberator circled Woodrum Field and
touched down around four o'clock.
If the planes were a few minutes behind schedule, it didn't matter to the
men and women who were waiting to see them up close.
Some were veterans who had stories to tell.
IN Q=You lost a lot of friends
((YOU LOST A LOT OF FRIENDS AND YOU CRY FOR THEM. THE BOY FROM VINTON OVER
HERE, DALLAS D. MOODY. HE WAS LOST ON THE 26TH OF OCTOBER ON ONE OF HIS FIRST
MISSIONS ON TAKE-OFF AND THEY WERE OVERLOADED.))
SUPER=01-Walter Philpott/B-24 Crew Member;
OUT Q=were overloaded.
Walter Philpott, Dick Finch, and Ramsey Rowland (ROE-land) all flew B- 24s
during World War Two.
Of the 18- thousand B- 24s that were built, the Liberator in Roanoke is the
only one still flying.
IN Q=It's a big privilege
((JAMES SHEEHAN/PILOT: IT'S A BIG PRIVILEGE FOR US TO GET TO FLY THESE. THERE
ARE SO FEW OF THEM LEFT.))
((STEVE MCDEVITT/CO-PILOT: I FLY A DC-10 FOR CONTINENTAL. IT PAYS THE MORTGAGE,
BUT I DO THIS FOR FUN AND IT'S A PRIVILEGE TO GET A CHANCE TO FLY SOMETHING
LIKE THIS THAT IS A PIECE OF HISTORY.))
SUPER=01-James Sheehan/Pilot; :00 quick
SUPER=01-Steve McDevitt/Co-Pilot; :06
OUT Q=a piece of history.
The airplanes will be open to the public on Friday from 8:30 to 5:00, and
again on Saturday from 8:30 to 1:00.
The admission charge is seven dollars for adults and three dollars for