Next on news 7-
A farewell to Roanoke's Police chief- after 30 years leading the department.
Lightning sparks a dock fire damaging several boats on Smith Mountain Lake.
Plus Mo-Fo and Sally say goodbye to Roanoke Radio-
Strong thunderstorms are marching into the area. Look for some heavy
downpours and hail tonight.
On Health Check, we'll hear from the famous president of
the American Red Cross.
Elizabeth Dole pays a visit to Roanoke.
A lengthy processional for the funeral of Roanoke city's police chief
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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
The city of Roanoke paid its last respects today to the man who lead its
police department for three decades.
M. David Hooper died Monday, from cancer.
But today's funeral service and burial also brought dozens of police
officers from across the state.
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Joe Dashiell attended the funeral and joins us now from St. Andrews
cemetery where Hooper was buried this afternoon.
Jean, August first would have been Chief Hooper's 30th anniversary with
the city... and he was a police chief before he came to Roanoke.
He was well known in the law enforcement community across Virginia, and
across the country... and today many of his friends were here.
IN Q=the funeral mass
SUPER=01-Fr. Randy Rule/St. Andrew's Catholic Church;
OUT Q=for his community
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Some are calling it a defeat for America's children- Others are cheering the
The Supreme Court today ruled X-rated material can stay on the Internet.
The high court struck down a law that would limit sexually explicit
material on the net.
The court says it violates free speech rights.
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The justices also turned aside a challenge to the law that gives the
president the line item veto power.
It ruled members of Congress who sued did not have legal standing.
Also today the High court upheld a ban on doctor-assisted suicide.
The unanimous ruling says STATES can pass laws banning assisted suicide-
Chief Justice William Rhenquist says "assistance in committing suicide is
not a fundamental liberty."
While the ruling was not in direct relation to Dr.Jack Kevorkian- his
attorney responded this way.
((GEOFFREY FIEGER/KEVORKIAN'S ATTORNEY: IT'S AN ACT OF LEGAL AND INTELLECTUAL
HYPOCRISY TO BE ABLE TO SUPPORT ROE VERSUS WADE WHICH ALLOWS A WOMAN TO END THE
LIFE OF A FETUS AND YET NOW ALLOW MENTALLY COMPETENT DYING OR SUFFERING ADULTS
AN EQUALLY VIABLE RIGHT.))
SUPER=01-Geoffrey Fieger/Kevorkian's Attorney;
OUT Q=equally viable right."
Fieger says today's ruling will not stop Kevorkian.... He will keep up his
Five horses were killed in a fire sparked by lightning.
The blaze broke out at Stanley Chafin's farm in the Willis section of Floyd
The fire chief says the barn burned to the ground in about 15 minutes.
Four of the horses died in the fire; the fifth was so badly burned he had to
Lightning made its mark at Smith Mountain Lake too- it more than knocked the
sails out of several boats.
Lightning from a quick-moving thunderstorm triggered a fire at this
Highland Pointe dock.
IN Q=This was the
((SANDI MORGAN/WITNESS: THIS WAS THE MOST POWERFUL STORM ANYONE IN MY
CONDOMINIUM HAD EVER SEEN. IT WAS UNBELIEVABLE. ))
SUPER=01-Sandi Morgan/Witness; quick!
OUT Q=it was unbelievable
Eleven boats were heavily damaged-- a few even sank.
Public safety officials estimate between 25 and 30 gallons of fuel leaked
into the water.
IN Q=We don't really expect
(( BENNIE RUSSELL/FRANKLIN CO. PUBLIC SAFETY: WE DON'T REALLY EXPECT MUCH
HAZARD AT ALL. MOST OF THE FUEL BURNED DURING THE FIRE, SO WE DO HAVE THE AREA
CONTAINED. WE DON'T EXPECT ANY EFFECT ON THE WILDLIFE OR THE LAKE AT ALL. THE
AREA WILL BE CLEANED OF THE DEBRIS, AND EVERYTHING SHOULD RETURN TO NORMAL IN A
SUPER=01-Bennie Russell/Franklin Co. Public Safety;
OUT Q=normal in a few weeks
Crews from the Glade Hill and Smith Mountain Lake Marine Fire departments
responded to the blaze.
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A handful of houses in one Roanoke County neighborhood yielded more than
two-million dollars of marijuana...
That story's next on NEWS-7 at FIVE.
And K-92's popular K-Crew in the Morning with Mofo and Sally is signing off--
The duo is moving up the dial and out of the Roanoke Valley.
Coming up on Health Check, tomorrow is National HIV testing day. The state
health department joins 10-thousand organizations in a campaign to promote
early diagnosis and treatment for AIDS and HIV.
In tonight's Growin It, Patrick is pruning...
He's got some tips to care for a variety of plants. Stay close, NEWS-7 at
FIVE will be right back.
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Local drug enforcement agents have been watching several homes in Roanoke
County used for growing marijuana.
They've seized three houses. They suspect this operation involved at least
County police got a tip from a resident who reported suspicious activity.
IN Q=The yard was
((DICK MCENANY/DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION: THE YARD WAS IGNORED. AND
TRAFFIC WAS COMING IN EVERY OTHER DAY, SPORADIC, OR WHATEVER. THE WINDOWS WERE
BOARDED UP, COVERED UP. THE GARAGE WINDOWS AND EVERYTHING.))
SUPER=01-Dick McEnany/Drug Enforcement Administration;
OUT Q=windows and everything.
Authorities discovered electric bills were five or six times what a normal
household might use.
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Inside they found a highly sophisticated operation... more than 23-hundred
plants in various stages of production, 65-thousand dollars worth of equipment
and what the D-E-A says amounts to more than 2-and a half million dollars worth
A federal court judge threw out a sexual discrimination case against the
Danville Police Department.
Former police detective Cheryl Bartee sued for 17-million dollars last June
after she was fired for tape recording a conversation with a superior.
Chief Neal Morris says he's pleased the case was dismissed.
IN Q=The last count
((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF: THE LAST COUNT THAT WAS REMAINING WAS A
GENDER VIOLATION AND I DON'T THINK FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND THAT THEY COULD PROVE
A GENDER VIOLATION. AND OF COURSE THAT'S WHAT WE FELT ALL ALONG.))
OUT Q=all along
Neither Bartee nor her Richmond attorney could be reached for comment.
The Walt Disney Company is pulling a rap album that's full of obscenities-
The move comes one week after Southern Baptists voted to boycott Disney for
what it called anti-family products and policies.
Disney says Insane Clown Posse's album "The Great Milenko" contains lyrics
that are inappropriate for a Disney product.
The band manager says Disney is bowing to pressure from the Southern
Disney denies that.
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An essential part of lawn and garden care is pruning, but is there a proper
Patrick Evans knows.
OUT Q=next on growin it.
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Pruning is an important part of lawn and garden care, even when the hot
summer days make you want to forget your outdoor chores.
Patrick Evans reports tonight from Botetourt County, in this week's Growin
SUPER=01-Shelby Snider/Master Gardener;
go to robin
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SUPER=332-Occasional/Thunderstorms/60-65/Mostly Sunny/Light Winds/80-84;
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In tonight's Two Minute Ticker--
Former Roanoke College basketball stars are back in Salem for this summer's
camp on campus.
Take a disaster scene-- you'll find tragedy-- and hope-- and lots of
One well-known crusader for the American Red Cross says it's time to
acknowledge those who make recovery possible.
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IN Q=So remember
((SO REMEMBER TO SAY THANK YOU, TO PEOPLE PEOPLE JUST DOWN YOUR STREET, PEOPLE
IN BUSINESS, AT YOUR CHURCH, YOUR SYNAGOGUE, PEOPLE WHO ARE VOLUNTEERS FOR THE
THE UNSUNG HEROS AND HEROINES. ))
OUT Q=heros and heroines.
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Good Evening, I'm Keith Humphry, here's a look at what else you'll see
tonight on NEWS-7 at SIX.
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IN Q=I am still
((MICHELLE EASTON/VA. BOARD OF EDUCATION: I AM STILL UNALTERABLY OPPOSED TO
VIRGINIA PARTICIPATING IN GOALS 2000.))
SUPER=01-Michelle Easton/Va. Board of Education;
OUT Q=Goals 2000.
An ideological battle in Virginia schools ends today with division on the
state's conservative Board of Education.
We'll tell you how they voted. And how the Governor fared politically.
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That's coming up in just a little bit tonight on NEWS-7 at SIX.
Thanks Keith...schools out but not for the board of education.
The well-known president of the American Red Cross paid a visit to the
trenches today, to rally the troops.
Elizabeth Dole spoke at the Roanoke Valley Chapter's Annual Meeting for the
Some might say Dole was preaching to the choir, talking to this group about
the critical need of donations-- in the form of blood, time and money.
IN Q=Only five percent
((ELIZABETH DOLE/AMERICAN RED CROSS PRESIDENT: ONLY FIVE PERCENT OF THOSE WHO
ARE ELIGIBLE TO GIVE BLOOD DO SO TODAY. AND EVERY 20 SECONDS, SOMEONE NEEDS
BLOOD, EVERY 20 SECONDS. SO THIS IS A MAJOR RESPONSIBILITY AND WHAT A WONDERFUL
WAY TO GIVE BACK TO YOUR COMMUNITY.))
SUPER=01-Elizabeth Dole/American Red Cross President; :
OUT Q=your community.
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Dole spoke of the transformation taking place at the core of the American
Changes in the form of improved disaster relief and fundraising efforts--
Red Cross chapters will have to undergo re-chartering every five years, and
nationwide, there is now more centralized blood testing.
((INSTEAD OF 53 LABORATORIES, NOT STANDARDIZED, TESTING, WE NOW HAVE NINE BRAND
NEW NATIONAL TESTING LABS,
THE BEST IN THE WORLD, THE BEST IN THE WORLD, AND THOSE NINE LABS ARE
WE HAVE A NEXT GENERATION COMPUTER, INSTEAD OF 28 DIFFERENT COMPUTER SYSTEMS
TRYING TO INTERFACE 28))
OUT Q=trying to interface 28.
Apparently, there's a misconception that the American Red Cross is actually
a government agency.
Dole said many people don't realize the non-profit organization operates on
its own one-point-eight billion dollar budget.
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The Red Cross employs 32-thousand people, and has a volunteer roster of
"Take the test, take control".
The plans are set tomorrow for a campaign to promote early diagnosis and
treatment of AIDS and HIV.
IN Q=Friday is
((DR. JODY HERSHEY/NEW RIVER HEALTH DISTRICT DIR.:FRIDAY IS NATIONAL H-I-V
TESTING DAY. VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AS WELL AS 10,000 OTHER
ORGANIZATIONS IN THE U-S ARE USING THIS DAY WITH A THEME OF TAKE THE TEST, TAKE
CONTROL TO ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO HAVE VOLUNTARY H-I-V TESTING AND TO KNOW THEIR
H-I-V STATUS. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Jody Hershey/New River Health District Dir.; :00
OUT Q=HIV status.
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Currently more than 10-thousand Virginians are living with HIV or AIDS.
It's estimated--as many as 15-thousand Virginians may be infected and
unaware of their HIV status.
((KATRINA WATSON/PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE:WE KNOW THAT H-I-V IS THE LEADING CAUSE OF
DEATH FOR ALL PEOPLE AGES 25 TO 44, SO WE'RE ENCOURAGING PEOPLE IN THOSE AGE
GROUPS TO BE TESTED. SPECIFICALLY WOMEN HAVE BEEN ON THE INCREASE WITH H-I-V.))
SUPER=01-Katrina Watson/Public Health Nurse; :00
OUT Q=with H-I-V.
Last year, women accounted for 30-percent of HIV cases and 18-percent of AIDS
cases in Virginia.
With all the improvements in treatment, AIDS is now considered a chronic
manageable disease rather than a fatal illness.
dissolve to pinnacle
HIV testing tomorrow will be free and confidential.
For information on test sites call the Virginia STD AIDS hotline at
The Hepatitis B vaccine not only prevents people from getting a
debilitating liver infection
it also appears to protect kids from liver cancer.
Since a program to vaccinate children in Taiwan was started in 1984, the
liver cancer rate in these children has dropped by half.
85 countries including the U-S require infants to get the hepatitis B
The report appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine.
The Scottish scientist who cloned Dolly the sheep says that he has received
requests to clone humans.
Dr. Ian Wilmut has declined those requests-- saying he supports President
Clinton's plan, which calls for a five year ban on cloning a human being but
supports cloning of human embryos for private laboratory research.
Let's check in on the sporting world now...summer camp is underway at
Roanoke College for basketball players from the area.
And the rain is causing more problems for tennis players and fans at
Wimbledon. Here's Mike.
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Welcome folks to the Thursday afternoon two minute sports ticker.
Those of you baseball fans keep in mind that the Salem Avalanche is back home
at Salem Memorial tonight with a seven o'clock date with Wilmington.
Last night they beat the Blue Rocks 4-to-3 in game of their current three
They aren't having nearly as much luck trying to play at Wimbledon this week.
Rain has reared its head each day this week, and today
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mother nature completely washed out every match.
That means at this stage of the tournament, there is already a backlog of 120
26 players in women's singles have yet to hit a ball this week.
This is the first complete rainout at Wimbledon since 1992, and it may mean
that some best of five matches will be reduced to best of three.
Also, they may have play on Sunday's which is usually a no-no in England
except on the men's championship day.
The Roanoke College basketball camp has taken over the Bast center in Salem
Page Moir has stockpiled his counselor staff with former maroon greats
like Hilliary Boo Scott, former Fieldale Collinsville star Kevin Martin, and
former All-ODAC first teamer Bryant Lee. It's becoming a reunion every year for
the campers as well.
((PAGE MOIR/CAMP DIRECTOR:))
SUPER=01-Page Moir/Camp Director; :00
OUT Q=...relaxed atmosphere"
In addition to scrimmaging, the 90 campers are also working on
OUT Q=...have them do"
About the only disappointment for the campers this week is that Dell Curry
was unable to make his annual trek back to the valley. Dell is moving into a
new house in Charlotte and was busy with last minute construction details.
By the way yesterday was Dell's 33rd birthday.
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More hoops coming your way tonight at six o'clock as Roy Stanley takes us to
a referee's camp on the Virginia Tech campus with NBA official Donnie Vaden.
Have a super night everybody.
take a break
Two of the area's best known radio personalities have a new show.
Problem is listeners in our area won't be able to hear them anymore.
"Mofo and Sally" will leave K92 next week, and take their morning program to
the state capitol.
IN Q=It will
((SALLY SEVAREID/"MOFO AND SALLY": IT WILL BE THE MO AND SALLY MORNING SHOW
AND IT'S A RADIO STATION CALLED B-103, 103- POINT- SEVEN, F-M IN RICHMOND, AND
THEY HAVE HIRED BOTH OF US AS A TEAM.))
SUPER=01-Sally Sevareid/"Mofo and Sally";
OUT Q=as a team.
The pair met at K92 when Mofo was hired there a little more than four years
They eventually got their own show together, and soonafter got married.
Sally Sevareid has actually been a mainstay on K92's top rated morning
programs for eight years.
The "Mofo and Sally" goodbye show is scheduled for Monday morning.
No word yet on who will replace the team.
That's it for NEWS-7 at FIVE-- for more news later tonight--full screen
Join Connie Stevens for NEWS-7 Primetime -- tonight at 10 on WEFC.
I'll see you later, have a good evening.