News 7 at Five is next-
An update on the Danville police officer shot in the line of duty last
O-J Simpson answers questions under oath- about whether he ever hit his
Plus dogs are on the run in the Big Apple.
Ready for a super weekend weather wise? Details straight ahead.
On Health Check-- Some residents of Shenandoah Manor will have to move.
The Clifton Forge nursing home is losing it's Medicaid funding.
Plus-- air bags work, but a top federal safety official says they could work
IN Q=The adrenaline
((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF:THE ADRENALINE IS NOT PUMPING LIKE IT WAS,
AND, I THINK HE'S FEELING THE PAIN MORE TODAY. ))
OUT Q=more today.
The healing begins, for a Danville police officer wounded in the line of
GRAPHIC=news-7 at five
Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
31- year old Dennis Haley was shot once in the neck last night during a drug
double boxes Teresa/Jean
Teresa Hamilton was there minutes after it happened and joins us from our
Danville newsroom with the latest.
Jean, the shooting has left Haley's fellow officers shaken.
They were apparently trying to execute a search warrant for drugs when they
were greeted by gunfire.
SUPER=01-Neal Morris/Danville Police Chief; :00
SUPER=03-Danville/Last Night; :09
OUT Q=long term.
((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF:EVERYBODY WAS PRETTY EMOTIONAL YESTERDAY, I
THINK, AS YOU SAW LAST NIGHT, AND WE'RE STILL IN KIND OF A STATE OF DEPRESSION
RIGHT NOW. ))
OUT Q=right now.
Danville Police Chief Neal Morris was preparing for a relaxing evening when
the call came in.
Minutes later, he was trying to get information on the condition of officer
It turns out, Haley was with several officers, trying to execute a search
warrant at 321- Moffett Street.
Morris says the men repeatedly announced themselves before knocking the back
Haley was still outside when the bullet struck him in the neck.
((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF:WHENEVER HE WANTS TO COME BACK, OF COURSE,
HE CAN, AS LONG AS THE DOCTOR SAYS IT'S OK, BUT WE DON'T THINK HE'LL BE OUT FOR
A LONG TERM. ))
OUT Q=long term.
30- year old Marlow Andre Farmer was arrested last night. double boxes
He's now behind bars without bond, charged with attempted capital murder of a
(questions:What can you tell us about Farmer's background? )
He's been charged on several occasions with malicious damage and assault and
battery but his record doesn't reflect where he's ever served any significant
O-J Simpson raised his right hand and swore to tell the truth in court
SUPER=03-Santa Monica, CA;
In testimony he denied ever hitting or slapping his-ex wife.
Simpson recalled one fight in which he put Nicole Simpson in a headlock but
he says he never struck her.
He did say once he grabbed her and pushed her out the door.
He said quote- I rassled her out of the room. What happened when she fell, I
don't know, but I feel responsible for all of it.
The jury saw pictures of a battered Nicole Simpson in court.
But O-J said there was only one very physical altercation.
He says Nicole hit him one time and he did not consider that too physical.
Testimony is expected to continue for at least two more days.
A plane coming in for a landing
slammed into two parked planes on the runway in Scottsdale, Arizona last
The light plane clipped the top of a Cessna before crashing into a corporate
((THE PLANE HAD ACTUALLY LANDED NORMALLY AND AS I SAY IT SUDDENLY VEERED TO THE
LEFT COMING ACROSS STRIKING THE TWO PARKED PLANES AND ENDING UP WHERE IT IS
OUT Q=WHERE IT IS NOW."
All three people aboard the light plane were killed.
No one was in the parked planes.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Here's what's next on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- it's been one year since a Hollins
College student was found dead at her Northern Virginia Home... We'll have an
And food-stamp recipients must work or lose their benefits according to new
On Health Check, children fighting cancer.
Some eight-thousand kids in the U.S. will be diagnosed with the disease,
but their odds for recovery are better than ever.
Patrick is checking out collectible Christmas ornaments...
The full story, when NEWS-7 at FIVE returns.
Tomorrow is November 23rd- a date that will forever sadden the Hollins
Ann Harper... a junior at the school... was stabbed to death at her Fairfax
SUPER=03-Fairfax Co./November 23, 1995;
then the house was set ablaze.
She was visiting her family during Thanksgiving break at the time of the
To this day, police have yet to make an arrest in the case.
But for some of those who knew Harper, finding the killer is of little
((JAN FULLER-CARRUTHERS/HOLLINS COLLEGE CHAPLAIN: SOLVING THE MURDER ISN'T
GOING TO BRING HER BACK. IN SOME WAY IT WOULD PROVIDE SOME SENSE OF CLOSURE. I
THINK THAT CLOSURE IS OVERRATED THOUGH. WHEN I THINK ABOUT THAT, I THINK, O.K.,
SO THEY ARREST A MURDERER. THEN WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH A TRIAL. THEN THE APPEALS.
AND THEN, GOD FORBID, WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH AN EXECUTION. ))
SUPER=01-Jan Fuller-Carruthers/Hollins College Chaplain;
After the murder last year, a tree was planted in memory of the 20-year old
A memorial service is scheduled at that site next month, and a plaque will
be dedicated to Ann Harper.
The Allen administration is calling it the single greatest school
construction program in history.
The Governor unveiled a new financing program today to help schools pay for
over two BILLION dollars in school construction and repair needs.
Allen's plan would NOT pay for school needs out right --- but would allow
localities to borrow more money from the state literary fund.
IN Q=Will it
OUT Q=their intended purposes.
The Governor's plan will need General Assembly approval.
Virginia food stamp recipients are getting a little something else from the
state this Thanksgiving: a deadline.
State officials are racing to meet their OWN deadline to get warnings of a
new federal requirement in the mail by today.
The 450-thousand Virginians who get food stamps must get a job within three
months-- or lose benefits.
But whether they're complying, will be tough to track on the state's
troubled ADAPT social services computer system.
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IN Q=No state
((CLARENCE CARTER/VA. SOCIAL SERVICES COMMISSIONER: NO STATE HAS THE COMPUTER
CAPABILITY TO TRACK THESE REQUIREMENTS. AND SO WE ARE LOOKING TO AUGMENT OUR
ADAPT SYSTEM SO IT WILL ULTIMATELY BE ABLE TO TRACK THOSE REQUIREMENTS. AND
WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO DO THAT MANUALLY UNTIL WE HAVE SOME AUTOMATED HELP IN
SUPER=01-Clarence Carter/Va. Social Services Commissioner;
OUT Q=that regard.
The new work-for food-stamps requirement is fallout on Virginia from federal
Most other reforms the Commonwealth is putting in place are part of the
state's own legislative package.
If you're looking for that special touch to your Christmas tree, Patrick
Evans has found some handmade ornaments.
OUT Q=stay with us.
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Christmas is a time for beautiful decorations, and there are many to choose
from, especially the collectable kind.
Today Patrick Evans tells us about a special set of ornaments made
completely by hand in Europe, and now available in Roanoke.
SUPER=21-Patrick Evans; :00
SUPER=01-Shelia Cochrane/Radko Representative; :19
SUPER=01-Diane Rosenberg/RSVP Limited; :57
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go to Robin
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health music under
Stick around-- Mike has a preview of tonight's regional championships in
high school football.
On Health Check--
Air bags save lives every day--
but the government wants them made safer for children and small adults.
We'll tell you about the proposals for new regulations.
OUT Q=crashes will occur.
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Residents who receive Medicaid at a Clifton Forge nursing will have to move
within the next 30 days.
That's because Shenandoah Manor has failed its latest Health Department
35 residents were told today they would have to move because the state will
no longer provide Medicaid funds for the home.
A new management company had been working with the home the last several
IN Q=We were well
SUPER=01-Deborah Petrine/Colonial Care Mgmt. Group;
OUT Q=that was imposed.
Residents' family members say they're concerned about their relatives well
Some don't even think they can make the move.
IN Q=I think they
OUT Q=this nursing home.
Relatives who have questions can attend an informational meeting Monday
night at the Clifton Forge Fire House.
New proposals for rules on air bags--
There's an apparent connection between air bags and the deaths of at least
Most were riding in front seats, behind the passenger-side airbags, or
IN Q=We will work
((RICARDO MARTINEZ/NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION: WE WILL WORK
WITH THE AUTOMOBILE DEALERS AND PROVIDE THEM WITH GUIDANCE SO THEY CAN HELP
THEIR CUSTOMERS MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS ON WHETHER TO DEACTIVATE AN AIRBAG,
ALERT OCCUPANTS AS TO THE STATUS OF THE AIRBAGS, AND TO SAFEGUARD
FUTURE OWNERS USE OF THE AIRBAG. WE WANT PEOPLE TO HAVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE AN
INFORMED DECISION, NOT A PANICKED ONE. ))
SUPER=01-Ricardo Martinez/Nat'l Highway Traffic Safety Admin.; :
OUT Q=not a panicked one.
Martinez points out that airbags have been credited with saving more than
11-hundred lives in the past decade.
We may see so-called "smart air bags" in cars by 1999.
They would sense when a child was in a passenger side seat, and lower the
inflation force of the air-bag.
We really don't want to hear the words children and cancer in the same
But this year, more than eight-thousand kids in the U.S. will be diagnosed
with the disease.
Thanks to significant medical advances-- more children than ever are
surviving, but cancers are often difficult to recognize in the young.
Parents should make sure their kids have regular check-ups and be alert to
any unsual signs or symptoms that persist.
The most common childhood cancers are leukemias, brain tumors and skeletal
The good news is more children are beating the disease.
IN Q=Times have
((DR. MARIA MASON/AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY: TIMES HAVE CHANGED. IN THE 1960'S,
30% OF CHILDREN SURVIVED. IN THE 1990'S, 70% OF CHILDREN SURVIVE NOWADAYS.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Maria Mason/American Cancer Society; :
OUT Q=survive nowadays.
Possible symptoms for parents to be on the lookout for, include an unusual
mass or swelling, unexplained paleness and loss of energy.
Sudden tendency to bruise, persistent pain or limping, prolonged
unexplained fever or illness, frequent headaches and rapid weight loss.
A woman's chance of giving birth to a test-tube baby plummets sharply after
the age of 35.
British doctors found that 45-year-old women had only a two-percent chance
of giving birth each time they were articifially inseminated.
And women older than 45 literally have no chance of having a so-called test
An ancient gesture of contempt may be more than rude..it may be dangerous!
British doctors are reporting that spitting can be a health hazard.
They say one man was infected with meningitis after someone spat in his
In addition, physicians report that saliva can contain tuberculosis and
Time now for sports-- as the best of the best in high school football take
the field tonight.
Mike Stevens has a rundown of tonight's schedule for Friday Football Extra.
The weekend is upon us and tonight Friday Football Extra is gearing up for
the Regional championships.
One of the big games of the night is in Salem where the Spartans host
Staunton River in the Division four Region Three playoffs.
The Spartans have years of playoff experience but it's only the second
playoff game ever for the Golden Eagles.
IN Q="A lot has
((WILLIS WHITE/SALEM HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Willis White/Salem Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=.....Football team."
Five other regional championship games are set for tonight in and around the
Friday Football Extra Coverage area.
Here's the complete list of the games we'll have for you tonight at 11:35.
IN Q=first score
OUT Q=...LOGO COMES FULL."
Don't forget the Jefferson Forest - Brookville, Region 3 - Division 3 title
games will take place at 1:30 tomorrow.
Besides the football, a number of other sports items are making news this
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; ;00
Virginia Tech Cross Country coach Steve Taylor has been named the Atlantic 10
conference's coach of the year.
Tech was 3-and-0 in the A-10. Taylor himself was an All-American at Tech in
Right here in Roanoke, the new inner city boxing facility was formally
dedicated on the visitors side of Victory stadium.
The new complex hopes to one day have a stable of young amateur fighters from
right here in the Valley.
Another free agent has decided to jump teams in the big leagues.
Bobby Bonilla, signed with the Florida Marlins today.
He batted 287 with 28 homers for the Orioles last season.
And finally, the Winston Cup cars are getting in some more practice in Japan
for tomorrow's Suzuka 100 exhibition race.
The drivers say the entire experience has been a big positive.
IN Q="It's been a great...
((JEFF GORDON/DUPONT CHEVY DRIVER:))
SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/DuPont Chevy Driver; :00
OUT Q=...lot of fun.
Steve Mason will more on Gordon's chop stick prowess tonight at six.
Have a safe weekend everybody.
take a break
You've seen high speed chases-
but this one is a little different-
For starters it was really a slow speed chase.
It happened at the "tail end" of rush hour.
A pack of dogs running along a major highway heading into New York City-
The chase began after the dogs caused an accident-
Police surrounded the pooches, but the paws were elusive- and the chase
At one point the pack even stopped traffic-
Police did catch three of the dogs- but three more are still on the run.
No word on where the dogs came from or where they were trying to go.
(toss to ROBIN)
(ROBIN tosses to Jean)
When you call 9-1-1 you need help and expect it fast.
But there are many factors impacting the kind of service Southwest
One of those variables is where you live.
Others include whether your emergency service is provided by volunteers or
Tonight in the first part of her weekend series, Denise Allen, looks at the
changes taking place in the Roanoke County Fire Department.
Volunteer organizations are heavily recruiting new members to keep the fire
stations staffed and response times down.
Join us for "Call for Help" in just 30-minutes on NEWS-7 at SIX--
And for more news later tonight--
check out the region's first local primetime newscast, NEWS-7 Primetime--
tonight at 10 on WEFC.
Thanks for watching-- Goodnight.