Next on News 7-
We'll hear from a photographer arrested for following Princess Diana's car-
Plus we'll show you how you can send your sympathy.
And a proposed slaughterhouse sparks opposition in Botetourt County.
The cold front came through on schedule and the temperatures will respond
over the next few days. Expect cooler than normal readings in the forecast.
Plus what brings-- not just Britain--
but the entire WORLD to such grief, over the death of Princess Diana.
The psychology of mourning-- on Health Check.
At least one of the paparazzi arrested in the crash that killed Princess
Diana is speaking out tonight.
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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
The photographer spoke to CBS news- as England prepares a farewell for its
Buckingham palace is extending the funeral route to about three miles to
accommodate the two million people expected to come out.
Liz Mullen is standing by in London where preparations for Saturday are
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OUT Q=last respects
((United in grief, the British seem to be moving through the stages of
bereavement as one, shock giving way to denial and now, days before the
princess is to be buried, tremendous sadness.
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As preparations continue for Saturday's procession and funeral for Princess
Diana, some of the paparazzi being investigated for possibly contributing to
her death are putting their own spin on the story.
One of them now says he was trying to take the princess's pulse as she was
trapped in the car, because he is certified in first aid and CPR.
And this one, in an exclusive television interview with Dan Rather, says he
came upon the accident scene after the other photographers and didn't even know
the woman in the wreckage was Princess Diana.
Langevin and the others were released from jail yesterday after a French judge
decided there was enough evidence to investigate them for possible manslaughter
For the first time in 3 days, Buckingham Palace issued a statement thanking the
British for their support, saying Prince Charles and Diana's sons were
particularly moved. Around London, the lines are getting longer of people
wishing to pay their last respects.))
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Mourners in the Roanoke Valley are sharing their grief with the British
The main branch of the Roanoke Library has condolence books for people to
The books were donated by Oakey's Funeral Home.
Saturday, they'll be mailed to the British Embassy.
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The Royal Family also has an on-line condolence book.
You can link up to it on the WDBJ home page, at WDBJ7-dot-com.
It's been flooded with responses all day, so it might take several
The man who crashed his truck on Mill Mountain in July, killing two people,
was convicted by a judge of involuntary manslaughter today.
Christopher Todd Deweese entered a no contest plea on both counts.
He was wanted for failing to appear in court when he met a police officer at
Mill Mountain Park.
He drove away at high speed in heavy fog, crashing into a tree.
Deweese entered his no contest plea after the prosecution agreed to follow
the state's sentencing guidelines.
IN Q=whether there was
((GERALD TEASTER/ASST. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; WHETHER THERE WAS A GUILTY
PLEA OR A NOT GUILTY PLEA, TRIAL OR NO TRIAL, WE'RE SIMPLY GOING TO ARGUE
WITHIN THE GUIDELINES. THAT MEANS THAT WE WILL SIMPLY NOT ARGUE FOR THE JUDGE
TO SENTENCE MORE THAN WHAT IS IN THE ACTUAL SENTENCING GUIDELINES WHEN THEY'RE
SUPER=01-Gerald Teaster/Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney;
OUT Q=they're prepared
Under the guidelines, Deweese could receive from 3 to 6 years in prison,
though the judge can increase the sentence if he chooses.
Three Martinsville brothers charged with murdering a man at a popular
Blacksburg night spot are free on bond.
Leon and Kerry Scales were released from jail yesterday.
Their brother, Terry, was let out this afternoon.
One Blacksburg attorney represented Terry Scales on an assault and battery
charge about a year ago.
In that case-- Scales was found NOT guilty.
IN Q=Very good
((DUTTON OLINGER/DEFENSE ATTORNEY:VERY GOOD FAMILY AND THEY ALL HAVE GOOD
RECORDS IN THE MARTINSVILLE AREA, IN HIGH SCHOOL, SPORTS, AND A VERY WELL KNOWN
AND RESPECTED FAMILY IN THAT AREA. ))
SUPER=01-Dutton Olinger/Defense Attorney; :00
OUT Q=that area.
Police believe a fight on the dance floor sparked the shooting at Arnold's
restaurant early Sunday morning.
30-year old Richard Bullard was killed. Another man was shot and wounded.
A tractor trailer accident has closed one lane of Interstate 81 near Salem.
The truck wrecked about 3:30 this afternoon, about two miles north of the
One lane on the northbound side of the interstate is blocked and traffic is
backed up for miles.
Police hope to have the lane open in about two hours.
No one was hurt.
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A Danville civil rights group says it doesn't blame the police chief but
some officers for what it believes is a racially motivated shooting.
And a slaughter house in Botetourt County? The plan has some neighbors
worried about the potential for odor and increased traffic-
On Health Check-- a troubling new study about the skill of some medical
Turns out, some young doctors may not be very proficient with their
Also coming up-- we kick off another season of Hometown Hoops Weekly.
Stick around for more NEWS-7 at FIVE.
A civil rights group says the Danville police department is committing
"racial genocide" by shooting young African-Americans without cause.
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Tina Tenret fills us in from our Danville newsroom.
Jean, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference says
white police officers in Danville are afraid of black males and shoot to kill,
even when it's not necessary.
It wants the black community and the police department to solve the problem
IN Q=When shooting takes place
SUPER=01-Reverend William Avon Keen/SCLC; :00
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OUT Q=pretty good commitment
IN Q=When shooting takes place
((REVEREND WILLIAM AVON KEEN/SCLC: WHEN SHOOTING TAKES PLACE, ACCIDENTALLY OR
WHATEVER, IT'S ALWAYS AFRICAN-AMERICAN MALES. SO WE SAY THERE'S A SUSPICIOUS
PATTERN HERE. OKAY, TO REMOVE THE SUSPICION LET US COME TO THE TABLE.))
OUT Q=come to the table
Reverend Keen is not blaming Danville police chief Neal Morris.
But he says certain white officers treat all black men like criminals.
Last week Officer Dewey Hancock killed an alleged shoplifter who was
fighting for the officer's gun.
Keen says there was no reason to kill the man.
He recalls three other incidents when a white officer has shot a black man.
But Chief Morris says in each case the grand jury proved those officers
acted in self-defense.
He also says police patrol predominantly black neighborhoods with trust, not
IN Q=To have 32 police
((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF: TO HAVE 32 POLICE OFFICERS DEDICATED
STRICTLY TO WHAT I WOULD SAY ARE TOTALLY BLACK AREAS -- THAT'S A PRETTY GOOD
OUT Q=pretty good commitment
State police are currently investigating last week's shooting.
They say they still don't know the alleged shoplifter's name.
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But Reverend Keen says his sources tell him, he's identified as David Pryor
of New York City.
Tomorrow, Virginia's Board of Education is expected to adopt tough new
standards for the performance of schools.
Today, Governor George Allen visited a Henrico (hen-RYE-koh) County
elementary school to help sway critics.
The Governor moved up a budget announcement usually made in December -- to
publicly promise almost 32- million dollars to schools to help students who
fail the new Standards of Learning tests.
IN Q=Let's assume
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: LET'S ASSUME A SCHOOL HERE HAS 80- PERCENT OF THE
STUDENTS YEAR AFTER YEAR AFTER YEAR ARE PASSING ACCREDITATION. THAT MEANS
THOUGH THAT THERE ARE 20-PERCENT OF THE STUDENTS WHO ARE NOT DOING IT. YOU
DON'T SAY EVERYTHING IS ALL FINE AND DANDY THERE. YOU CAN BE VERY PROUD OF IT.
THOSE 20-PERCENT THOUGH, WE WANT TO GIVE THEM ADDITIONAL HELP SO THEY GET UP
OUT Q=up to speed.
Under the Standards of Accreditation the Board will vote on tomorrow, a
school with a 30- percent failure rate on the new tests would lose the state
seal of approval.
The new aid would come in the form of extra tutorial classes, taught by
existing teachers around the normal school day.
A proposed slaughterhouse in Botetourt County is dividing one community over
health and safety issues.
Donald Griffith says all he wants to do is build a small operation to butcher
his own and some of his neighbors cattle.
But opponents say it's going to cause a multitude of problems including water
contamination, odor and traffic tieups.
IN Q=The road is not a
((SANDRA MCDANIEL/OPPOSES SLAUGHTERHOUSE:THE ROAD IS NOT A TWO LANE GRAVEL
ROAD, IT'S ONLY ONE LANE AND AT CERTAIN POINTS OUT HERE YOU HAVE TO GET IN THE
DITCH ON ONE SIDE AND ON THE OTHER SIDE WHAT YOU HAVE IS ALMOST A FOUR FOOT
DROP OFF.DONALD GRIFFITH:I'M GOING TO GET THE GRAND TOTAL OF TWO BEEF A WEEK IF
I'M LUCKY FROM OCTOBER TO FEBRUARY SO THAT WOULD MEAN ONCE A WEEK THERE WOULD
BE TWO TRUCKS COMING IN AND OUT OF HERE))
SUPER=01-Sandra McDaniel/Opposes Slaughterhouse; :00
SUPER=01-Donald Griffith/Proposing Slaughterhouse; :17
OUT Q=out of here
The Griffith's are scheduled to go before the planning commission Monday to
request rezoning the land.
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They've been a part of the Bosnian peacekeeping mission...
Now members of a National Guard Unit from the Southside are heading home...
details when we come back.
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Southside soldiers are on their way home from Bosnia
after spending six months in the fields.
While in Bosnia, the national guard troops searched for landmines and
They should be home within the next two weeks.
The soldiers left Bosnia yesterday and will stop at bases in Hungary and
They will also undergo medical screening in Fort Benning, Georgia before
being released from active duty. Most of these soldiers are from Danville,
South Boston and Martinsville.
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Here comes another season of Hometown Hoops--- stay tuned for tonight's Two
Today on Health Check-- what do seniors have to say about the big issues
of the day?
Some younger people say it's a message well worth listening to.
IN Q=They have an
((THEY HAVE AN UNBELIEVABLE WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE TO SHARE-- HERITAGE, OF STORIES
ABOUT WHAT HAS HAPPENED IN THEIR LIVES. AND THEY WANT SOMEBODY TO HEAR THEM.))
OUT Q=hear them.
I'm Keith Humphry-- here's what you'll see when you tune into NEWS-7 at SIX
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We wrap up our series "G Is For Growth" with a look at how Bedford County
plans to pay for..
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..improvements to its school system and other capital needs.
Some say a tax hike is in order.. others want to broaden the tax base
through economic development.
Most agree the school system is underfunded.
IN Q=I think that
((BILL ROLFE/BEDFORD CO. ADMINISTRATOR: I THINK THAT PART OF THE REASON PEOPLE
ARE MOVING INTO BEDFORD COUNTY IS THAT WE HAVE A GOOD SCHOOL SYSTEM, AND
DESPITE ALL OF THE NEWS TO THE CONTRARY LATELY, I STILL THINK OUR CHILDREN ARE
GETTING A QUALITY EDUCATION IN OUR SCHOOLS. THAT'S NOT TO SAY WE CAN'T DO
BETTER, I THINK YOU CAN ALWAYS DO BETTER.))
SUPER=01-Bill Rolfe/Bedford Co. Administrator; :00
OUT Q=always do better.
Some parents feel `doing better' also will mean making some changes in their
elected school board.
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Steve Smallshaw has that report-- tonight on NEWS-7 at SIX.
"G is for Growth" -- we'll check it out. THanks.
The grief felt over the death of Princess Diana has not been limited to
Britain-- the response has been heard virtually worldwide.
Millions have mourned openly-- some turning to the Internet and the Royal
Web Site to express their grief.
In New York and Washington at the British Consulate and Embassy thousands
have signed condolence books.
Bookstores report selling out of books on Princess Diana-- and across the
country simple shrines are popping up for the woman called the Queen of Hearts.
So why is it people feel so strongly over the death of someone they've
Many people say they never got a chance to send a fan letter-- or tell
her how they felt about her.
Grief experts say it's much like losing a relative, without having a chance
to say goodbye.
Also, when a celebrity dies-- it's apparently a common reaction.
It's a medical device very familiar to patients, but a new study shows it
may be unfamiliar to doctors.
It seems some doctors don't know how to use their stethoscopes.
That's according to a study by the Allegheny University of Health Sciences
Doctors were asked to detect several different heart problems by listening
with the stethoscope.
Residents recognized only about 20 percent of common heart problems that
can usually be diagnosed with a scope.
Are your children eating right?
A new study says probably not.
It showed only one-percent of American young people ages two to 19 eat
On a positive note-- the report shows boys ages 12 to 19 in general ate
more grains, veggies and dairy products.
From the childhood set-- to the senior set--
It's predicted that by the year 2000, more than 35 million people in this
country will be aged 65 or older.
Today, I had the opportunity to meet with the New Wrinkles Club over at
Roanoke's Grace United Methodist Church.
I asked several club members about their opinions on the biggest issues
facing seniors today.
IN Q=We're all concerned
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SUPER=07-Mary Kemp; :15
SUPER=07-John Jenkins; :40
SUPER=07-Gerry Stinnette; :56
SUPER=07-Dean Atkinson; 1:10
SUPER=07-Geneva Jenkins; 1:24
OUT Q=younger you stay!
IN Q=We're all concerned
((AL ATKINSON: WE'RE ALL CONCERNED ABOUT MEDICARE. WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN,
WHERE IT'S GOING. THEY WOULD FEEL MORE SECURE IF THEY KNEW WHAT WAS GOING TO
HAPPEN YOU KNOW. ))
OUT Q=happen, you know.
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IN Q=I think there are a lot
((MARY KEMP: I THINK THERE ARE A LOT OF SENIOR CITIZENS, WIDOWS ESPECIALLY
AND I AM ONE...YOU CALL SOMEONE TO COME TO YOUR HOME AND MAYBE FIX SOMETHING
THAT'S BROKEN AND I FEEL LIKE THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE WHO DO COME TAKE
ADVANTAGE OF THE PERSON, ESPECIALLY THE SENIOR CITIZEN. ))
OUT Q=the senior citizen.
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IN Q=Transportation sometimes
((JOHN JENKINS: TRANSPORTATION SOMETIMES, BUSSES NOT AVAILABLE IN CERTAIN
AREAS. GOING TO DOCTORS AND EMERGENCY ROOMS AND WAITING AN HOUR OR MORE AFTER
THEIR ASSIGNED TIMES.))
OUT Q=assigned time..
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IN Q=We get out
((GERRY STINNETTE/ WE GET OUT AND GO AND DO EVERYTHING THAT THE YOUNG ONES DO.
WE DON'T ACT LIKE WE'RE SENIOR CITIZENS. IF YOU WOULD SEE US OUT ON OUTTINGS
AND THINGS YOU WOULD NEVER THINK WE WERE OVER 55.))
OUT Q=over 55.
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IN Q=I think they
((DEAN ATKINSON: I THINK THEY THINK WE'RE JUST A BUNCH OF OLD FOGEYS. REALLY.
THEY FORGET THAT NOT TOO MANY YEARS AGO, WE WERE THEIR AGE AND MAYBE A LITTLE
WISER ON SOME THINGS THAN THEY ARE. ))
OUT Q=than they are.
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((GENEVA JENKINS: WE HAVE THE KNOWLEDGE. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS ASK. WE'RE
WILLING TO GIVE OF OUR TIME
AND NOT ASK FOR MONEY EITHER ))
OUT Q=money, either.
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IN Q=You don't think you;re
((AL ATKINSON: YOU DON'T THINK YOU'RE EVER REALLY GOING TO GET OLD. BUT IT
CREEPS UP ON YOU BEFORE YOU REALIZE IT. ))
OUT Q=you realize it.
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IN Q=I think
((GERRY STINNETTE: I THINK THE MORE YOU GO AND THE MORE YOU DO-- THE YOUNGER
YOU STAY! ))
OUT Q=you stay!
So there you have it-- thoughts on aging from the New Wrinkles Club-- at
Grace United Methodist Church in Roanoke.
Time now for the two minute ticker. Besides high school football-- the
girls basketball season is underway.
The single and double A teams have hit the hardwood. Here's Steve Mason
with Hometown Hoops Weekly.
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((Blue Ridge player of the year candidate Brandy Allen is averaging around
19 points and 11 rebounds through a 4 and OH record.
In Seminole District news; Warner Dyke is in his first year as Brookville's
One of the state's if not the nations top recruits; Louisa guard Telisha
Quarles, played in the Byrd tip off. She's averaging 15 points a game and
UConn, Old Dominion and Virginia are in hot pursuit.
Former Virginia Tech and now NBA Charlotte Hornet Dell Curry on teamwork.
In single A, Floyd is 4 and oh; Julie Sowers is averaging 30 points a game.
The Lady Buffaloes will have to contend with fellow Three Rivers foe Glenvar
and first year coach Bryan Harvey.
Watch out for Tracy Poff and Shawsville. Megan Forester and her teammates
did their off season homework.))
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Princess Diana's death is affecting advertising for Weight Watchers-
Specifically- the ad campaign featuring Di's former sister-in-law, Sarah-
the Dutchess of York.
The first line of copy in a new ad talks about staying on a diet- saying
it's harder than outrunning the paparazzi.
While the company responsible for the ad has pulled about 95 percent of the
ads- some magazines have already gone to press such as Glamour and Self.