Up next on News 7 at 11...
Some Roanoke parents say no to drug dogs in city schools.
The father of a man who shot at police and shot himself criticizes the way
deputies handled the situation.
And Vernon Jordan testifies about President Clinton and Monica Lewinsky.
News 7 at 11 is next.
Good Evening, A Florida man says deputies made mistakes when his son shot
and killed himself in Botetourt.
28 year old Brent Jenkins shot himself during a traffic stop Sunday.
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He also shot a deputy wearing a bullet proof vest.
Jenkin's father says the depties weren't prepared for the confrontation.
County officials say the stop was handled properly.
Vernon Jordan will go back to the Grand Jury to answer more questions about
Monica Lewinsky Thursday.
Today he re-affirmed his loyalty to the president.
More news and a winter forcast at 11.
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A Florida man says he does NOT blame the Botetourt sheriff's deputies
involved in a shootout with his son.
But C-L Jenkins says if the 23-year-old deputy in charge had not committed
three mistakes -- his son would be alive today.
Tina Tenret has more.
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OUT Q=Tina Tenret, News7
((28-year-old Brent Jenkins already had two D-U-I's on his record -- and was
toting an illegal pistol -- when he was pulled over last Sunday.
The sheriff says Jenkins failed field sobriety tests so Deputy Earnest Spiva
told Jenkins to stay in his truck until backup arrived with a breathalyzer.
When Spiva approached the truck 20 minutes later -- Jenkins shot him twice
in the chest -- then killed himself at almost the same time a backup deputy
shot him in the head from behind.
Brent's father says his son should have been put in the police car
immediately after failing field tests, instead of being left alone in the truck
IN Q=Brent may not
((BRENT MAY HAVE NOT SIT THERE AND PONDERED ON THE DECISION HE MADE -- HE COULD
HAVE STARTED UP AND TAKEN OFF AND HAD A HIGH-SPEED CHASE, KILLED THE PASSENGER
IN HIS TRUCK, OR KILLED OTHER PEOPLE AND I'M SURE THE COUNTY WOULD HAVE FELT
REALLY BAD THEN.))
OUT Q=really bad then
IN Q=Brent's father
((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: BRENT'S FATHER ALSO SAYS DEPUTY SPIVA SHOULD HAVE ASKED IF
BRENT WAS CARRYING A GUN -- AND HE SHOULD HAVE HAD A BREATHALYZER READY
IMMEDIATELY. MAJOR GARY WILLIAMS SAYS THIS WAS A ROUTINE TRAFFIC STOP -- AND
DEPUTIES REGULARLY LET DRIVERS SIT IN THEIR OWN VEHICLES AND THEY DO NOT CHECK
THEM FOR GUNS. TINA TENRET, NEWS7.))
OUT Q=Tina Tenret, News7))
Deputy Earnest Spiva was wearing a bulletproof vest when Brent Jenkins
shot him and was only bruised by the impact.
Drug dogs may soon be at a Roanoke school near you.
But not all parents of students that will be subject to the idea are in favor
David Johnson is in our newsroom. David, what is the problem as seen from the
Eric, some parents think it will be a violation of their child's right and
even worse-- that this sends the wrong message about search and seizure.
IN Q=For more than
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SUPER=01-Elizabeth Lee/Patrick Henry H.S. Principal; :54
OUT Q=it to school
(( For more than two months, the city's school board has considered a proposed
policy to use dogs to search schools as a deterrent against drugs.
Implemenetation of the policy would begin at both city high schools.
But parents are split on what has grown into a controversial issue.
IN Q=I KNOW HOW
((SHELIA SMITH/OPPOSES DRUG DOGS; I KNOW HOW SERIOUS....TO OUR CHILDREN.))
OUT Q=TO OUR CHILDREN.
IN Q=I MUST SAY
((JOHN O'SHEA/FAVORS DRUG DOGS; I MUST SAY THAT.....DRUGS IN THE SCHOOL. ))
OUT Q=IN THE SCHOOL.
The idea has already been endorsed by some school members, who think the
policy would make schools safer.
IN Q=IF THE STUDENTS
((ELIZABETH LEE/PATRICK HENRY H.S. PRINCIPAL; IF THE STUDENTS......IT TO
OUT Q=IT TO SCHOOL.))
The school board agrees and it looks like it's just a matter of time before
the plan is put in place.
Full demonstrations of how the policy works will be given for the two high
schools' P-T-As over the next three weeks.
The dogs would then be placed in the schools sometime in April.
The school board will likely approve the policy at it's meeting tonight.
The issue of extending the school year also came up at tonight's meeting.
Hurt Park elementary is the pilot site for such a program, which would
stretch out the current 180-day school year by about a month.
But Doreen Merchant fears her children and others would be overworked.
IN Q=IF YOU
((DOREEN MERCHANT; IF YOU BURNOUT....SICK OF SCHOOL.))
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SUPER=01-E. Wayne Harris/School Superintendent; :12
OUT Q=AT OTHER SCHOOLS.
The program cost the school system about 360-thousand dollars.
It will be implemented at the start of the next school year.
Lynchburg authorities are still trying to figure out exactly why part of a
downtown building collapsed this afternoon.
Around 1:30, the brick veneer on the outside of 11- 15 Main Street suddenly
gave way and fell to the ground.
No one was injured, but seven cars parked next to the building were heavily
damaged by falling bricks and debris.
IN Q=Suddenly I see
((UNA QUAMINA/EYEWITNESS: SUDDENLY I SEE A BIG MOVEMENT AND I COULDN'T BELIEVE
IT, JUST COMING DOWN. I SAID `OH MY GOD, OH MY GOD', AND EVERYTHING WAS "PSSHT"
IN A SECOND. YOU KNOW YOU LOOK AT IT AND IT'S THERE AND SUDDENLY IT'S JUST
SUPER=01-Una Quamina/Eyewitness; :00
OUT Q=it's just crushed.
Officials say the brick shell had been applied to the building after it was
damaged by fire about twelve years ago.
Inspectors say the rest of the structure appears to be safe for the time
President Clinton's close friend Vernon Jordan will go back before a federal
grand jury Thursday to answer more questions about Monica Lewinsky.
Jordan says he answered today's questions truthfully, and added that no one
should doubt his friendship with President Clinton, which he called enduring.
IN Q=based on
((VERNON JORDAN/CLINTON CONFIDANTE;
BASED ON MUTUAL RESPECT, TRUST, AND
ADMIRATION. THAT WAS TRUE YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND IT WILL BE TRUE TOMORROW.))
SUPER=01-Vernon Jordan/Clinton Confidante
OUT Q=true tomorrow
Jordan also asked reporters to stop staking out his house and bothering his
neighbors, saying he would not answer any questions there.
The Army's former top enlisted man took the stand in his own defense today.
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Sergeant Major Gene McKinney denied all charges of sexual misconduct in court
martial proceedings against him.
Six female soldiers accuse McKinney of pressuring them for sex.
McKinney says he fired one of those accusers... on the night she claims he
According to McKinney... Sergeant Major Brenda Hoster failed to meet
performance standards and that's why she lost her job.
McKinney could face up to 55 years in prison if convicted on all charges.
Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey
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The U-S Senate tries to determine if Bill Gates is playing Monopoly with
Microsoft. We'll explain in a moment.
and President Clinton says he wants states to crack down on drunk driviers.
A federal lawsuit accusing a dozen Danville cops of a false arrest and
illegal raid has been dismissed.
The suit was filed by Pam Carter who was arrested in 1994 for questioning in
two grocery store robberies.
In one of those robberies, a Winn Dixie manager was murdered.
The charges against her were eventually dropped.
U-S District Judge Jackson Kiser dismissed Carter's lawsuit because she took
too long to name the officers she accused of the misconduct.
Danville's police chief says the dismissal of this lawsuit proves his force
IN Q=We're certainly not going
((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF: WE'RE CERTAINLY NOT GOING TO MISTREAT
ANYBODY. THAT'S NOT OUR INTENTION. AND IF IT COMES TO MY ATTENTION THAT
SOMEBODY IS DOING THAT, WE TAKE THE APPROPRIATE ACTION HERE. WE DON'T HAVE TO
WAIT TO BE SUED FOR THAT.))
SUPER=01-Neal Morris/Danville Police Chief;
OUT Q=sued for that.
Carter's lawyer says he'll file an appeal for his client within the next
It's been the law since July -- but it's under attack.
Parental notification for teenage abortions made it to the full U-S Court of
((EVEN IF A YOUNG WOMAN PROVES THAT SHE IS...TERMINATE HER PREGNANCY.))
SUPER=01-Simon Heller/Abortion Rights Attorney;
OUT Q=her pregnancy.
But lawyers for the state say the part of Virginia's law that allows teens
to bypass their parents and go to a judge is completely Constitutional.
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IN Q=It is
((IT IS. IT IS MORE GENEROUS FOR HAVING THE BYPASS...DOES NOT REQUIRE IT.))
SUPER=01-Bill Hurd/Va. Asst. Attorney Gen.;
OUT Q=require it.
The appeals court could just rule to take the law out of effect for now-- or
could rule on its long-term merits.
Drunk-Drivers nationwide may soon face tougher laws.
President Clinton announced today he plans to ask states to adopt a
nationwide blood alcohol limit.
The new bill would bring the limit to point-oh-eight percent.
IN Q=Based only
((LT. BOWER/ROANOKE CITY POLICE DEPT.- WE'VE BEEN .08 IN THE STATE OF VIRGINIA
SINCE JULY 1, 1994, THAT'S ALMOST FOUR YEARS AND THAT'S ENOUGH TIME FOR US TO
KNOW THAT YES, THAT'S ABSOLUTELY A GOOD IDEA.))
SUPER=01-Lt.Reney Bower/Roanoke City Police Dept.
OUT Q=good idea
There are only 15 states that have standards this strict.
Federal officials say that having a lower D-U-I level could save thousands of
lives each year.
There is, however, some opposition to the stricter limits.
In Q=I don't
((MICHAEL CAUDELL/CORNED BEEF AND CO. BAR MANAGER- I DON'T FEEL THE FEDERAL
GOVERNMENT SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO IMPOSE THEIR BELIEFS UPON EVERY... IT SHOULD BE
A STATE-WIDE DECISION, NOT A FEDERAL GOVERNMENTS DECISION, BUT AS FAR AS
VIRGINIA GOES, WE HAVE SEEN A LOT LESS D-U-I RELATED ACCIDENTS BECAUSE OF IT.))
SUPER-01-Michael Caudell/Corned Beef and Co. Bar manager
OUT Q=of it
States that do not adopt the new limit would stand to lose millions of
dollars in federal highway funds.
Chris G. Muse has been active in neighborhood groups. He established a
community website. Now he's setting his sights on Roanoke City Council.
A computer consultant, Muse is running for council as a Republican. He
organized the clean- up of Day and Marshall Avenues. And he has served on the
board of Old Southwest and other groups.
IN Q=My involvement
((CHRIS G. MUSE/R- CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE: MY INVOLVEMENT, IT'S BASICALLY THE
NEXT EVOLUTION OF TAKING IT FROM MY NEIGHBORHOOD, FIXING MY NEIGHBORHOOD,
TAKING IT TO MY COMMUNITY AND TRYING TO HELP OLD SOUTHWEST. THE NEXT STEP IN
THAT PROCESS WAS TAKING IT TO ALL OF ROANOKE CITY AND TRYING TO HELP.))
SUPER=01-Chris G. Muse/(R) City Council Candidate;
OUT Q=and trying to help.
His personal history includes a misdemeanor conviction for trespassing in
1986, but Muse says he believes his community service since then outweighs the
mistakes he made as a young man.
Six candidates are now vying for three seats on city council in the May
Is Microsoft an illegal 200 billion dollar monopoly? or is Bill Gate's
empire the result of a free market system that works, and works well?
Gates and his rivals from Netscape and Sun Microsystems squared off in a
Senate hearing today.
They say Microsoft's monopoly is self-evident, Gates says his empire is not
illegal, and federal regulation could damage the industry.
IN Q=technology is
((BILL GATES, MICROSOFT PRESIDENT;
TECHNOLOGY IS EVER-CHANGING. INNOVATION DEPENDS ON FREEDOM TO MOVE AND TO
JIM BARKSDALE, NETSCAPE CEO;
HOW MANY PEOPLE IN THIS ROOM USE PCS? HOW MANY DO NOT USE MICROSOFT? THAT,
GENTLEMEN, IS A MONOPOLY.))
SUPER=01-Bill Gates/Microsoft President
SUPER=01-Jim Barksdale/Netscape CEO
OUT Q=is a Monopoly
Congress is approaching the issue with caution... Vermont Senator Patrick
Leahy says, I don't want us to shake the bottle and loose the fizz.
Stay with us, there's more News 7 at 11 to come,
up next, we'll tell you why some landscapers think El Nino is bringing them
A seaside home in Pacifica Califonia fell towards the ocean early this
Fierce El Nino weather has been chipping away at the cliffs, and threatening
the homes built on them.
A room-sized section of the house fell toward the ocean.
No one was injured.
For weeks, violent storms have battered the West coast, eroding coastlines,
creating massive sinkholes and pounding the region.
It may be causing problems in other parts of the country,
but around here, El Nino has actually done some good.
Landscaping companies say their business is already off to a booming start
Unusually warm temperatures have led some homeowners to start landscaping
IN Q=like the landscapers
((CHARLOTTE WHITE/HOMEOWNER: LIKE THE LANDSCAPERS TOLD ME, THE WEATHER'S REALLY
BEEN GREAT FOR THIS AND THE EARLIER THEY GET STARTED, THE LONGER WE'LL HAVE TO
OUT Q=to enjoy it
In the first two months of 19-98, temperatures averaged warmer than
The normal average for January and February is about 45-and-a-half.
This year has been nearly four degrees warmer than usual.
That's made flowers bloom early.
And it's made landscapers so busy, one said he might have to stop answering
IN Q=probably start
((CHARLOTTE WHITE: PROBABLY START HAVING TO TURN PEOPLE AWAY AT THIS POINT,
BECAUSE I TRY TO DO A GOOD JOB, I DON'T TRY TO STRETCH MYSELF OUT TO WHERE I'M
GONNA GET A BAD REPUTATION.))
OUT Q= bad reputation
Normally the landscaping industry doesn't get flooded with business until the
end of March.
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The 49ers have cut running back Terry Kirby in a cost cutting move.
The five year veteran out of UVa accounted for nearly 700 hundred yards of
offense and six TDs last year.
But with the re-signing of Garrison Hearst to a huge contract earlier this
winter, Kirby knew his days were numbered.
The move give the Niners $667 thousand extra dollars under the salary cap and
Kirby a chance to sign with another team.
The Roanoke Express, the top team in the Northeast hosted the division's
second place team the Wheeling Nailers last night at the Roundhouse.
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The Express came in with a 5-to-1 advantage in the seasonal series with the
And Roanoke would score first last night as Pete Brearly's shot goes in
through heavy traffic with 4:57 left in the first period.
The Express would get a bad break in the second period, as Dave Gagnon stops
Jeremy Brown's shot but loses the puck. It trickles in the net to tie the game
Then Trevor Demmans would fire up the ice with a blast of his own. Wheeling
beats Roanoke 5-to-2 to cut the Express's lead to 5 points.
Roanoke was outshot last night 41-to-18.
The high school tournament action continued last night in the Virginia
Independent school tourney as the Roanoke Valley Christian girls hosted
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Coach Bobby Dixon and his team came in with a 24-and-4 record looking to
advance to the round of 8.
And number 22 Tiffany Dobbs would be on the receiving end of this assist as
she scores in low for a 7 point lead.
RVC's Amy Rumbley would then look inside to Nina Douglas and she converts the
basket as the lead swells to 11.
Lauren McKeen would get this hoop, and Roanoke Valley Christian would get its
25th win of the season, 45-to-23.
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The Tech women brought home their first ever Atlantic-10 Tournament Trophy
Denise Allen was at the airport and in Blacksburg for the heroes welcome.
IN Q=They did it in overtime
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SUPER=01-Bonnie Henrickson/Va. Tech Head Coach; :50
OUT Q=New 7 Sports
(( They did it in overtime, beat U-Mass on its home court 66-to-64.
The last of four close games the Lady Hokies pulled out of their hats to
bring home the A-10 Tournament Title.
The women proudly showed off the trophy to waiting fans at the Roanoke
It's tangible evidence of how this team has matured.
The players will tell you it's Coach Henrickson's confidence in them that
has helped the team to gel.
The A-10 Title gives Tech an automatic bid to the N-C-Double-A Tournament.
It's the third time the Lady Hokies have gotten a ticket to the big dance,
the first time since 1995.
Sunday night they'll find out who and where they will play.
Denise ALlen News 7 Sports.))
The Tech men play their A-10 tourney opener tomorrow at two against U-Mass.
And beating the Minutemen will be a tall task.
((BOBBY HUSSEY/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:))
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SUPER=03-Blacksburg/January 24th; :09
OUT Q=...DEAL WITH."
In one positive for the Hokies tonight - freshman Rolan Roberts who averaged
13 points a 7 rebounds a game this year was named to the postseason all-rookie
Still coming tonight on the Big 7, we'll get back on the ice with the Express
and Steve Mason.
With the playoffs on the horizon, we'll see what if any chance the team has
of getting some personnel help for the stretch run.
Now that tonight's game with Wheeling is in the books, the Express has only
11 games left in the regular season.
SS=Roundhouse rap up
And in this week's edition of Roundhouse Wrapup, Steve Mason says the team
can expect little help from its NHL and AHL big brothers for the playoffs.
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