The dogs coming into Roanoke City high schools this spring are anything but
The proposal to use dogs to detect drugs as a way to rid schools of the
element was approved last night by the school board.
Meanwhie, some suggested that the policy challenged a child's constitutional
IN Q=ALL OF THESE
((SHELIA SMITH; ALL OF THESE RULES AND ALL OF THESE LAWS AND EVERYTHING WE
FOUGHT FOR IS SO IMPORTANT AND APPLY TO ALL CITIZENS, UNLESS OF COURSE YOU'RE
AN ADOLESCENT AND YOU'RE IN A PUBLIC SCHOOL. AND THEN YOU NO LONGER HAVE THESE
OUT Q=THESE RIGHTS.
But some school members insist the program could be used as a tool to aid
existing proactive programs like D.A.R.E and after prom parties.
IN Q=the first
((ELIZABETH LEE/PATRICK HENRY H.S. PRINCIPAL; THE FIRST INITIATIVE HERE STARTED
WITH THE PARENTS IN A DISCUSSION WITH THE P-T-S-A BOARD. THEY ARE VERY
SUPPORTIVE OF SCHOOL OFFICIALS IN ANY OF THE ENDEAVORS THAT WOULD MAKE THIS A
SAFER SCHOOL FOR THEIR CHILDREN.))
SUPER=01-Elizabeth Lee/Patrick Henry H.S. Principal;
OUT Q=their children.
The policy will be implemented next month, starting with William Fleming and
Patrick Henry high schools.
The searches will be frequent, unannounced and at random.
A 360-thousand dollar pilot program in the school system is not setting well
with parents and it's not so much the financial costs as it is time spent.
The school's administration plans to extend the present 180-day school year
by about 30- days.
The additional time would be equivalent to a summer school course.
But parents like Tim Wright say more time spent in school takes away from
IN Q=I SPEND TIME
((TIM WRIGHT; I SPEND TIME WITH THEM DOING HOMEWORK EVERY NIGHT. I SPEN TIME
DOING ALL THE THINGS THAT ARE NECESSARY. AND I AM NOT WILLING TO GIVE UP MY
TIME WITH MY KIDS DURING THE SUMMER.))
OUT Q=during the summer.
Hurt Park elementary will be the pilot site for the program next school year.
School officials say those adamantly opposed to an extended calendar would be
given the option of going to another school.
The Roanoke City Boxing Association has lost its funding and its gym after
an audit uncovered financial irregularities.
City officials suspended the Association's Community Development Block
Grant, saying it failed to live up to its agreement with the city.
The February 23rd audit found the Association accepted grant money for
expenses that were never paid, failed to maintain liability insurance, and
didn't file payroll taxes.
The city has suspended its rental agreement with the Association for the
gymnasium at Victory Stadium.
Association Director Rick Hawkins could not be reached for comment this
If you bought an extended service contract at an old Holdren's store, you
might now be eligible for a refund.
When Holdren's was sold in 19-96, the company that bought the store did NOT
honor those warranties.
But today the Attorney General's office announced it has reached a settlement
The Attorney General says anyone who bought one of the service contracts
should be able to get some money back.
take board -- Holdren's Claims.
If you are one of those people who bought a contract that was not honored,
you can put in a claim for your refund by calling:
Area code 8-0-4, 7-8-6, 0-5-9-4.
Yesterday's partial building collapse in downtown Lynchburg is sparking
At about 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/Witness; :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
A loved-one's graduation turned to tragedy and now a two-point-eight million
Barbara Gerard was one of 19 people injured when a balcony collapsed just
before the U-V-A's commencement last May.
Her 73- year- old mother died from her injuries in the collapse.
The suit names the state, a university building official, and a consulting
firm as defendants.
The family was in Charlottesville to see Gerard's daughter graduate from
It's been a U-S territory for 100 years, but today is an important day in
the FUTURE of Puerto Rico.
The House is considering a bill that would give Puerto Ricans the chance to
vote on whether to continue its commonwealth status, be independent, OR become
the 51st state.
No matter what residents of the island decide, Congress would still have to
approve their verdict. Any change would take several years.
President Clinton's longtime friend Vernon Jordan faces more questions
tomorrow from the grand jury in the Monica Lewinsky investigation.
Yesterday he was grilled about his efforts to find Lewinsky a job and a
Meantime, as prosecutor Kenneth Starr checks out the president, the Justice
Department is checking out Starr.
A U-S attorney says the Justice Department is reviewing allegations that
Starr concealed perjury when he defended General Motors in a product liability
((J. KENDALL FEW/ATTORNEY:
NO REASONABLY INTELLIGENT, FAIR-MINDED PERSON COULD COME TO ANY
OTHER CONCLUSION... THAN THAT MR. STARR IS GUILTY OF THE OBSTRUCTION OF
SUPER=01-J. Kendall Few/Attorney
OUT Q=OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE.
Few represents one of the families of those killed or injured in General
Motors truck fires.
Few says Starr knew a General Motors engineer made false
statements during the trial and that Starr then tried to cover it up.
The Supreme Court has given victims of homesexual harassment their first
remedy under federal law.
In a unanimous decision today the court ruled that sexual harassment in the
workplace applies even in same- sex cases.
The decision was based on a federal Lawsuit filed by a Oil rig worker who
claimed he was sexually pursued and harassed by his male supervisor and two
The Army's top enlisted man is back on the stand today in his sexual
misconduct court- martial.
Yesterday he repeatedly denied allegations that he sexually harassed six
Byron Pitts reports.
SUPER=01-Bryon Pitts/Reporting; :56 SU
OUT Q=CBS News, Washington.
((As the Army's top enlisted man.. Sgt. Major Gene McKinney has
testified before Congress.. Dined with world leaders. been to nearly every
major city on the globe, but it was his date with 8-jurors at Ft. Belvoir in
Virginia. that will decide his destiny.
DID YOU COMMIT ANY OF THE OFFENSES TO WHICH YOU HAVE BEEN CHARGED
- his lawyer asked. Shoulders square. sitting soldier straight. Mckinney
answered 'NO SIR, I'VE COMMITTED NONE OF THOSE OFFENSES."
47-years old, Mckinney's charged with 19-counts of assault,
adultery and obstruction of justice.
Six women. all career soldiers. testified that Mckinney groped or pressured
them for sex.
Mckinney testified on the day one of his accusers says he made
sexual advances. HIS LAWYER ASKED DID YOU GRAB,KISS OR PICK HER UP WITH THE
INTENT OF SATISFIING YOUR SEXUAL DESIRES. MCKINNEY ANSWERED, NO SIR,I DID NOT.
McKinney says all he did was tell her she was fired.
(PITTS STANDUP CLOSE)
Mckinney's court martial is expected to wrap up this week. If convicted, the
former Sgt. Major of the Army could face more than 55-years in prison. Byron
Pitts, CBS NEWS WASHINGTON))S-Brzonkala
The U-S Court of Appeals heard arguments concerning Christy Brzonkala's
never-proven rape allegations against two Virginia Tech football players.
Brzonkala alleges she was gang-raped in 19-94.
Her civil lawsuit has two targets.
One is Virginia Tech.
IN Q=So the school
((DEBORAH BRAKE/BRZONKALA ATTORNEY: SO THE SCHOOL IN THIS CASE HAS CREATED AN
ENVIRONMENT WHERE MEN CAN RAPE WOMEN ON CAMPUS WITH NO REPERCUSSIONS
((ELYZABETH JOY HOLFORD/VA. TECH SPOKESWOMAN: WE DID NOT DISCRIMINATE OR TREAT
HER DIFFERENTLY BECAUSE OF HER GENDER, OR IN ANY OTHER WAY. AND ALSO, THAT THE
PROCEEDINGS WERE FAIR. AND THAT THERE WAS NOT A HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT CREATED BY
OR MAINTAINED BY VIRGINIA TECH.))
SUPER=01-Deborah Brake/Brzonkala Attorney; :00
SUPER=01-Elyzabeth Joy Holford/Va. Tech Spokeswoman; :09
OUT Q=Virginia Tech.
Brzonkala's suit also targets former Tech football player Tony Morrison.
It's based on the 19-94 federal Violence Against Women Act-- which is itself
based on an obscure legal foundation: Congress's ability to regulate
IN Q=It's perfectly
((JULIE GOLDSCHEID/NOW LEGAL DEFENSE FUND: IT'S PERFECTLY CLEAR, EVEN FROM
THIS CASE, THE PRECISE IMPACT ON COMMERCE. SHE WAS FORCED TO DROP OUT OF
SCHOOL WE ALL KNOW THE CLOSE LINK BETWEEN EDUCATION AND YOUR ECONOMIC
PROSPECTS FOR THE FUTURE.))
((MICHAEL ROSMAN/MORRISON ATTORNEY: IF YOU ACCEPT THE ALLEGATIONS OF THE
COMPLAINANT, WHICH OF COURSE WE DO NOT, THAT MIGHT BE SO. BUT IT STILL DOESN'T
HAVE ANY IMMEDIATE CONNECTION TO INTERSTATE COMMERCE.))
SUPER=01-Julie Goldscheid/NOW Legal Defense; :00
SUPER=01-Michael Rosman/Center for Individual Rights; :13
OUT Q=interstate commerce.
The Court of Appeals will rule in several weeks.Sex-Offender-Bill
Governor Gilmore's signature can make all the difference.
The House of Delegates unanimously approved a minor
Senate change made to a bill to notify people when a sex offender is released
from prison could become law.
A Gilmore spokeswoman said the governor supports the idea but wants to
review the details.
Under the measure, local police would be told when an offender considered a
low risk is released.
Schools, child-care centers, foster homes and people seeking child care
would be told when a violent offender is freed.
The field of candidates is set for this May's city council elections in
John Trent and Tim Dirr (derr) beat the filing deadline when they submitted
the necessary petitions yesterday.
They'll join fellow independents Carl Hutcherson, Bert Dodson, Stuart Hobbs
and Jane Thurber on the ballot.
Three Republicans also are in the running for the three at- large seats:
Kevin Clauson, Schaefer Oglesby and Kevin Helgeson (HELL-guh-son).
Incumbent councilman Ed Barksdale is unopposed in his bid for the Ward Two
Pioneer broadcaster and former C-B-S news president Fred W. Friendly has
died at age 82.
Friendly was the lesser known partner of Edward R. Murrow.
Together they produced the radio show "Hear it Now" and later, the
documentary series "See it Now" early in television history.
Friendly left the C-B-S in 19-66 when the network broadcast an ''I Love
Lucy'' rerun while rival N-B-C went live with a Senate hearing on Vietnam.
Norfolk Southern crews are set to be out today to try a second shot at
cleaning up a work site.
Norfolk Southern recently installed a drainage pipe near the railroad so
these ditches would not overflow with rainwater.
But they left their litter behind -- including railroad ties, metal cans and
Norfolk Southern says it will clean up the mess today -- and that machines
were not available to do the job before.
But families here are already suing Norfolk Southern -- the railroad wants
to close this crossing and force residents to drive along a rough narrow dirt
road beside the tracks.
IN Q=Now it looks like
((NOW IT LOOKS LIKE WE'RE GOING TO COURT. SO WE'RE GOING TO FIGHT 'EM. CAUSE
WE'RE LANDLOCKED OTHERWISE. I'M TRYING TO FARM, I CAN'T GET NO FARM EQUIPMENT
DOWN HERE WITHOUT TEARING IT UP. CAN'T TAKE A VEHICLE DOWN HERE WITHOUT
TEARING IT UP. BECAUSE OF THE TRASH AND STUFF THEY LEFT.))
OUT Q=THEY LEFT
Norfolk Southern would not comment on camera but says it's unsafe for
residents to cross the tracks.
The two parties are scheduled in court on March 19th.
"Time" magazine is celebrating its 75th anniversary.
SUPER=03-New York, NY;
President Clinton and many others who have appeared on the magazine's cover
crowded into Radio City Music Hall in New York last night for a party.
At the Gala, celebrities toasted celebrities.
IN Q=We've had many
((TOM CRUISE;WE'VE HAD MANY KINGS...ALI KEVIN COSTNER: IT'D REALLY LIKE TO
THANK JOE DEMAGGIO FOR SHOWING US THE WAY.
TOM HANKS:GODSPEED JOHN GLEEN TO THE PRIDE OF ZANSVILLE, OHIO, JOHN GLENN.))
SUPER=01-Tom Cruise/Actor; quick
SUPER=01-Kevin Costner/Actor; quick
OUT Q=OF ZANSVILLE, OHIO, JOHN GLENN.
John F. Kennedy Junior offered a toast to his father's Secretary of defense,
And President Clinton paid tribute to the two Roosevelts, F-D-R and Teddy.
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The top ranked Roanoke Express got hammered by the Wheeling Nailers last
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Nailers vs. Express; :00
Roanoke scored first as Pete Brearly's shot goes in through heavy traffic.
The Express would get a bad break in the second period, as Dave Gagnon stops
Jeremy Brown's shot, but loses the puck. It goes in to tie the game.
beats Roanoke 5-to-2 to cut the Express's lead to 5 points.
TAPE#net (edit of S8-3)
Roanoke Valley Christian tacked another win onto its 24-and-4 record last
night with a win over Fredericksburg Academy in tournament play.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Fredericksburg vs. RVC;:00
Tiffany Dobbs takes the pass and scores in low for a 7 point lead.
Later on, R-V-C's Amy Rumbley looks inside to Nina Douglas--she converts the
basket and the lead swells to 11.
Lauren McKeen would get this hoop, and Roanoke Valley Christian goes on for
its 25th win of the season, 45-to-23.
The Tech men play their A-10 tourney opener today at two against U-Mass.
And beating the Minutemen won't be easy.
((BOBBY HUSSEY/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Bobby Hussey/Va. Tech Head Coach
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/January 24; :09
OUT Q=...DEAL WITH."
In one positive for the Hokies - freshman Rolan Roberts, who averaged 13
points a 7 rebounds a game this year, was named to the postseason all-rookie
WIPE WIPE WIPEKirby
GRAPHIC=WIPE WIPE WIPE
The 49ers cut running back Terry Kirby in a money saving move.
The five year veteran out of U-V-a accounted for nearly 700 hundred yards of
offense and six T-Ds 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 gives the Niners 667 thousand extra dollars under the salary cap and
Kirby a chance to sign with another team.
Coming up tonight on News 7 at 5 --
In health check report we'll look at how the mild winter is affecting allergy
Some doctors say allergy sufferers may want to make an appointment early this
We'll have that story and much more tonight on News 7 at 5.