Students will soon have to face metal detectors to get to class at one Roanoke high school.
And it would make most people sick, We'll show you a rollercoatser ride that's lasted 48 days.
Rain today stayed mainly on the light side. The threat of more showers and thunderstorms are in this forecast straig
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In medical news --
Are parents ignoring the fact that their children are addicted to cigarettes?
And we'll take you a school where french fries and hot dogs are part of the curriculum.
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A Roanoke School will once again use hand held metal detectors to search its students for weapons.
The staff at William Fleming will brief students tomorrow on plans for random weapons searches.
They will be un-announced and done with hand-held metal detectors.
Fleming used to do them, but stopped about six years ago.
Adminstrators say the searches are being revived, for one reason:
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((ANN HARMAN/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS: WE DON'T WANT GUNS ON OUR CAMPUS. AND I THINK THIS IS A PRO-ACTIVE APPROACH TO LETTING OUR KIDS KNOW WE MEAN BUSINESS.))
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[OUT Q=mean business.]
Twice in the past few weeks, guns have been found in the possession of students at William Fleming.
A letter went home to parents this week outlining the new policy.
Right now, Fleming is the only city school that plans to do this.
It appears Monica Lewinsky won't get immunity from prosecution- that means she may have to testify before a grand jury.
Today the president was the one facing questions- at a press conference.
Lee Cowan has more from Washington.
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((It was his first solo press conference of the year, but the
president didn't set the agenda.
a federal judge did, by siding with ken starr, to deny monica
lewinsky immunity from prosectuion.
CLINTON: I HAVE NOTHING MORE TO SAY-
The pressure was on again. It produced few new answers--
CLINTON: IT'S UNDER SEAL, I CAN'T DISCUSS IT, BUT I'LL TRY TO DEAL WITH IT IN AN APPROPRIATE WAY.
But his responses this time around were more philosophical than
THESE THINGS ARE DISTRACTING -- VERY BEST I CAN.
Most everything else it seems had been going the president's way.
A booming economy, low inflation, talk of NATO enlargement clearly the
things he wanted to talk about.
But the judge's decision renews a legal and political headache for
the white house.
The threat of a Lewinsky tell-all testimony is back
IWLLIAM GINSBURG/LEWINSKY ATTORNEY:
I CAN'T TALK ABOUT IT
Even though her attorney denies there's been a real ruling.
It seems Starr now has the ball is back in his court. what he
does with it remains to be seen.
But as pressure heats up from republicans, there is an implied
threat that as the scandal brews, legislatively, things may grind to a halt. That's almost a promise from house speaker Newt Gingrich.
CLINTON: I CAN BE RESPONSIBLE FOR A LOT OF THINGS, BUT I'M NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SPEAKER'S BEHAVIOR.
LEE COWAN/CBS NEWS:
THE PRESIDENT SAYS HE WILL DO HIS BEST TO WORK WITH REPULICANS,
BUT IT'S THE WORK OF THE INDEPENDANT COUNCIL THAT WILL CONTINUE TO OVERSHADOW
THAT WORK, AND CLEARLY THE MOMENTUM OF THAT OFFICE IS BUILDING. LEE COWAN,
CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))
Montgomery County prosecutors aren't throwing in the towel, just yet.
Yesterday, charges were dismissed against the teenager accused of robbing 88-year old Willie Battle at a Shawsville laundromat.
That's because one of the prosecution's key witnesses failed to show up in court.
Prosecutors say they intend to seek a direct indictment.
This is the second setback for prosecutors.
At an earlier hearing, Battle failed to show up and charges were dismissed after Battle was mistakenly thought to have died. [(toss to R)]
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The community comes to the rescue of a girls school that lost its horses and barn to fire yesterday,
and we'll see why developers and residents are at odds with their vision of the future of Smith Mountain Lake.
On Health Check, restaurant workers learn the do and don'ts of safe food handling. And how can non-smokers help smokers break the habit.
and Patrick Evans heads to Martinsville to see the work of some promising new artists.
The rubble hasn't even been cleared away yet, but already officials at the Patrick Henry Home for Girls near Rustburg are talking about rebuilding their horse barn and riding program.
Fire destroyed the barn and killed eight show horses early yesterday morning.
Word of the tragedy has spread quickly, and offers of money, equipment and horses have been pouring in.
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((GINA WRIGHT/RIDING PROGRAM VOLUNTEER: WHEN SOMETHING HAPPENS, A CRISIS LIKE THIS HAPPENS, YOUR HEART GOES OUT WHETHER IT'S YOUR HORSE OR NOT. YOUR HEART REALLY GOES OUT AND YOU JUST REALLY WANT TO DO EVERYTHING YOU CAN TO TRY TO HELP THOSE PEOPLE REBUILD, SO IT'S REALLY A BOND.))
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Patrick Henry officials say they have ten solid offers for new horses.
Plans for a May 23rd horse show at the Home are also still on track.
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Local leaders know what they want Smith Mountain Lake to look like in 20 years.
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They released a report called "Smith Mountain Lake Vision."
Inside, images show tidy lakefront subdivisions with open green spaces.
Away from those houses would be so-called village centers, with attractive storefronts and community facilities.
Strip malls are out of the picture.
Lake residents would pay a special tax.
They would also be required to do pricey maintenance like rip-rapping shorelines.
Developers say the extra rules will drive people away.
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((RON WILLARD/DEVELOPER: WE WOULD SIMPLY TAKE AN AWFUL LOT OF PEOPLE OUT OF THE MARKET. WE WOULD LOWER THE VALUE OF EXISTING DEVELOPEABLE LAND. WE'D CUT THE VALUE OF IT IN HALF. THE FARMERS' FARMS WOULD BE WORTH HALF AS MUCH.))
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Leaders in Bedford, Pittsylvania and Franklin Counties say these measures will keep the lake clean and picturesque.
As usual, profits are up at the world's largest food and tobacco retailer.
But at Philip Morris's annual stockholder meeting at its manufacturing plant right outside Richmond -- the tone's a little different this year.
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((BOB LUECK/STOCKHOLDER: OH THIS WAS AN EXCELLENT MEETING. THE ONLY THING IS OUR COMPANY IS BEING THREATENED BY OUR OWN GOVERNMENT. AND YET WE REMAIN THE LARGEST TAXPAYER IN THIS COUNTRY. AND THEY WANT TO ELIMINATE THAT. WHY?))
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((ED SWEDA/TOBACCO PRODUCTS LIABILITY PROJECT: WELL I THOUGHT THE TONE WAS EDGIER. WE WERE SEEING ANGER CLOSER TO THE SURFACE THAN WE HAVE IN PRIOR YEARS.))
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Philip Morris C-E-O Geoffrey Bible addressed over 11- hundred stockholders and industry critics in a meeting the media can't tape.
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((MARTIN FELDMAN/INDUSTRY ANALYST: HE THREW THE NET WIDER IN TERMS OF MAKING SURE THAT SHAREHOLDERS KNEW WHAT THE IMPLICATIONS OF THE PROPOSALS OF THE SENATE COMMERCE COMMITTEE MIGHT BE. HE ENCOURAGED SHAREHOLDERS TO COMMUNICATE DIRECTLY WITH THEIR LEGISLATORS. THAT'S NOT SOMETHING WE'VE SEEN BEFORE. IT'S THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY TAKING A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT APPROACH TO LEGISLATION, AND I THINK IT'S AN APPROACH THAT WILL PROBABLY BE QUITE SUCCESSFUL.))
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Geoffrey Bible told shareholders the Senate bill proposed now would be "devastating" to Philip Morris.
A federal grand jury has indicted President Clinton's friend
Webster Hubbell on tax charges.
The indictment was announced outside the federal courthouse in
Washington by a spokesman for independent counsel Kenneth Starr.
Also indicted are Hubbell's wife and two other people.
Hubbell's attorney says the Whitewater prosecutors have reached
outside their jurisdiction with the indictments.
Coming up next, Patrick Evans visits Patrick Henry Community College to see the work of some up and coming artists.
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Each year, art students at Patrick Henry Community College have an opportunity to show their stuff .
Patrick Evans went to check out the talent in this year's show.
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Coming up in Sports, Peyton Manning is involved in an automobile accident.
Is Southwest Virginia under a smoke screen?
We'll tell you how some health educators are trying to clear the air next on health check.
And the New River Valley Health Department is helping food servers avoid making customers ill.
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((ROBERT ABBOTT/STEER HOUSE OWNER:THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS THAT YOU'RE UNAWARE OF THAT CAN CONTAMINATE FOODS THAT YOU'RE SERVING TO THE PUBLIC OR CAN POSSIBLY MAKE SOMEBODY SICK.))
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The New River Valley is working to prevent food borne illnesses like food poisoning, salmonella and ecoli by offering food schools.
The program trains more people in a shorter period of time than doing yearly inspections.
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((AMANDA EPLING/FOOD SCHOOL STUDENT:I WORK IN A RESTAURANT ANYWAY AND THIS HERE HELPED TO LEARN THE RIGHT WAYS TO DO IT.))
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Amanda Epling is in the food school pilot program at Narrows High School where she is learning the fundamentals of food safety.
Along with hands on experience, she's getting a basic understanding of microbiology.
Restaurant employees throughout the New River Valley are also participating in the food safety classes so they can avoid getting burned.
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((ROBERT ABBOTT/STEER HOUSE OWNER:I WOULD HAVE EMPLOYEES WHO WOULD GO TO THE RESTROOM AND THEN GO TO THE KITCHEN TO USE A DIFFERENT TYPE OF BACTERIAL SOAP TO WASH THEIR HANDS. CUSTOMERS WOULD SEE THAT AND THINK EMPLOYEES WERE NOT WASHING THEIR HANDS WHILE THEY WERE IN THE RESTROOM SO WE THEN INSTRUCTED THEM TO START WASHING IN FRONT OF CUSTOMERS.))
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The Steer House prepares everything in full view, but there can be undetectable problems.
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((ROBERT ABBOTT/STEER HOUSE OWNER:WE HAVE A BUFFETT BAR AND IT'S BEEN VERY EDUCATIONAL IN KEEPING OUR TEMPERATURES CORRECT. BEING ABLE TO LEARN HOW TO STORE FOOD PROPERLY.))
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((VIC MARCUSSEN/ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH:THE REACTIONS WE'VE GOTTEN FROM THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY WHO HAVE OFFERED JOBS TO THESE STUDENTS, WE'VE FOUND THAT THEY HAVE GENERALLY RECEPTIVE TO THIS.))
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Health officials say it's a better method than rewarding clean restaurants.
News 7 obtained a copy of a Virginia Department of Health final report of the Silver Platter Award implemented by the Roanoke City Health Department.
V-D-H does not recommend pursing statewide implementation of the awards.
The reports states even though the program was effective in achieving higher standards of sanitation, it did not reduce inspection costs and restaurant participation was low.
Of all restaurant in the pilot areas, less than two point nine percent participated.
The food schools reach a wider group of food handlers, before they make mistakes.
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((VIC MARUSSEN/ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH:WE FEEL THAT TO PROVIDE THE NECESSARY EDUCATION AND TRAINING ON THE FRONT END WILL ULTIMATELY REDUCE THE NUMBER OF VIOLATION THAT A RESTAURANT HAS.))
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The food schools are in Giles and Pulaski County school cafeterias.
The Health Department also offers occasional quantity cooking class to teach vendors at sporting events and fairs how to properly handle the food outside.
Statistics show smoking is the number one behavioral cause of death in America.
Now with an increase in teen smoking, Health officials say it's a cultural problem in the Roanoke Valley that parents need to look at more seriously.
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Today at Hollins College, Southwest Virginia health care providers learned smokers don't want to be nagged into stopping.
The goal of the course is to help people who never smoked advise smokers on how to quit.
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((DEBBIE SAMS/PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE:I'VE BEEN A SMOKER SO IF YOU HAVE A HEALTH PROFESSIONAL COUNSELING YOU WHO HAS NEVER SMOKED THEY COULD SAY YOU NEED TO QUIT SMOKING, WELL PEOPLE NEED A LOT MORE HELP THAN THAT.))
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[OUT Q=than that.]
Participants also learned how to intervene at different stages of a smoker's habit.
In Sports,it's been a bad day for the N-F-L's Number one draft choice.
and with more on that. Here's Mike Stevens with the two minute sportsticker.[S5-MLB]
Good afternoon everybody. Baseball is big this afternoon in the big leagues
as a number of teams got the weekend started a little early with marinees.
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In Detroit, the Tigers got the best of the visiting Rangers as Damion Easley cracked this three run homer off Bobby Witt.
Detroit wins the game
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In Minneapolis, these young men were trying to get a little camera time watch the little guy in the striped black shirt get tired of getting pushed away and hit his friend in the chest.
The Devils Rays would dominate this low scoring game and get one run on sac fly and the other on this wild pitch as they beat the Twins 2-to-nothing.
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And in Chicago this afternoon Orioles' skipper Ray Miller celebrated his 53rd birthday with another big win.
Joe Carter ripped this homerun to left field to lead the O's to a 4-to-1 win over the Whitesox.
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As expected the North Carolina Tarheels lost their second all-american this week this afternoon
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when Vince Carter announced that he is giving up his final year of college to try his hand at the NBA.
The six seven forward follows teammate Antawn Jamison who announced earlier in the week that he too is giving up his senior season to enter the NBA draft.
And finally, it's been a rough couple of days for the Indianapolis Colts top draft pick Peyton Manning.
For starters he spent the past weekend
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get indoctrinated and often abused at the Colts three day mini-camp.
Then Wednesday morning, the car in which he was riding in Knoxville was rear ended by a drunk driver.
The incident occurred shortly after three in the morning, when a woman driving a Volkswagen slammed into a Honda Accord at a stop light.
Coming up at six we will preview this weekend's annual Lee-Jackson Lacrosse Classic between Washington and Lee and VMI.
Have a good night everybody.
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Police officers from across Virginia are preparing to honor their fellow officers killed in the line of duty.
Next month-- they'll bike more than one hundred miles from Richmond to the nation's capital.
The trip is to raise awareness and money for the upkeep of the National Law Enforcement memorial.
Officers from Christiansburg, Blacksburg and Virginia Tech will be among the 70 or so from Virginia taking part in the 115 mile trip.
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((KIT CUMMINGS/BLACKSBURG BIKE OFFICER:WE'RE REALLY WORKED UP ABOUT IT, IT';S A GREAT CAUSE, WE'VE BEEN SUPPORTING IT FOR A LONG TIME HERE AT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND ITS SOMETHING WE REALLY BELIEVE IN AND LIKE I SAID, WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO THE RIDE. ))
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If you'd like to donate to the "Bike for the Blue"-- you may do so at any First Union bank.
Would you ride a roller coaster if you could win a new car? Would you do it for 48 straight days
That's exactly what Jonathan Thompson, Dionne Hughes, and Darthy Brown have done.
They've been riding the Great American Scream machine at Six Flags Over Georgia since March 13th.
The person that stays on the longest will win a 16-thousand dollar Jeep Wrangler.
The contestants spend 14 hours a day on the coaster. They are allowed meal times and a five minute break each hour.
They even have to sleep in sleeping bags next to the roller coaster.
So far they've made about ten thousand trips.
Each has turned down one thousand bucks to quit.