The Senate today could approve
seven billion dollars in emergency aid for farmers hit by low
crop prices and drought.
And a former school teacher is given prison time for having sex with a student.
High pressure providing us with clear skies and pleasantly cool wake- up temperatures this morning.
The outlook from now until the weekend remains pretty much un-changed....with plenty of sunshine and more seasonable temperatures.
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Relief may be in site for farmers devastated by this year's drought.
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Later today the Senate is expected to approve a seven billion dollar emergency aid package.
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(( Dan Glickman/Agriculture Secretary
There are thousands of very vulnerable small and medium sized farmers
even in this region of the country who probably cannot survive without
some additional assistance.."_))
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Yesterday the senate voted down a Democratic proposal that would have provided eleven billion dollars in relief.
Republicans say their plan is adequate for now.
Governor Gilmore has officially asked the federal government to declare five Virginia counties natural disaster areas.
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Montgomery and Giles Counties are on the list.
Sixteen additional counties have also ASKED for disaster declarations-- and the Governor will review those damage assessments when they're complete.
The federal declaration would allow farmers to get special assistance, including low interest loans.
Many farmers say the last thing they need is another loan. What they really need is rain.
Cynthia Carroll said she lacked self esteem.
That was one of several reasons given by defense attorneys to explain why Carroll began having sex with a 14- year old boy, in 1991.
It's a relationship described by prosecutors as not only illegal, but repulsive.
Carroll was the boy's teacher at a private school in the basement of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Radford.
Yesterday, her attorneys argued for a lighter sentence saying Carroll was a depressed and lonely woman -- who liked the fact someone of the opposite sex was pursuing HER.
Jeremy (Cull-tiss) Cultice, who's now 21, says Carroll was clearly the instigator.
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((JEREMY CULTICE: SHE WAS AN ADULT, IF SHE WANTED SOMETHING FROM SOMEBODY, SHE COULD HAVE GONE TO ANOTHER ADULT, WHY COME TO ME.
CRYSTAL CULTICE/JEREMY'S WIFE: MY HUSBAND'S GOING TO HAVE TO SPEND THE REST OF HIS LIFE THINKING ABOUT THIS AND LIVING WITH THIS, I THINK SHE SHOULD DO THE SAME, BUT THE JUST SEEMS TO THINK THAT AFTER TWO YEARS SHE CAN GO, WELL, WHY SHOULD SHE GET OFF SO EASY.))
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Carroll was sentenced to two years in prison--- with an opportunity to enter a treatment program after eight months
She could have received a maximum of 70- years in prison.
Two Salem residents charged with animal cruelty now face a September trial date.
Michael W. Boyd and Cheryl A. Boyd were arraigned yesterday in Salem General District Court.
Last week, animal control officers removed fifty cats from their home on Apperson Drive. Another twenty five cats were found dead in the residence.
After the hearing, Michael Boyd told reporters, "we loved them with all of our hearts. They were like our kids to us."
Their home has been declared uninhabitable. The building inspector is giving the owners 30 days to decide if they will demolish the building, or attempt repairs.
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An accident in Pulaski County claimed the life of a New Castle man.
State police say 46-year-old Charles Hagie was driving on route 672 early yesterday afternoon when he ran off the right shoulder of the road and hit an embankment.
Hagie was thrown from the vehicle.
He died at the scene.
A Virginia woman says she was one of the sexual assault victims in the violent end to Woodstock '99 a week ago in Rome, New York.
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New York State Police are NOT releasing the home town of the 20- year old woman.
But they say she alleges she was raped in the campground, in mid afternoon on the final day, by two or three men.
She reported the alleged rape at five a-m the next day.
Six sexual assaults have been reported -- but witnesses have alleged they saw several more in the mosh pit in front of one of the stages.
New York police have set up a web site with photos of destruction, hoping tipsters can identify some of those involved in the concert's fiery final hours.
AS THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR APPROACHES, MANY STUDENTS AND THEIR PARENTS ARE
THINKING ABOUT THE RECENT RASH OF SHOOTINGS AT AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOLS.
BUT AS DR. DAVE HNIDA REPORTS, A NEW STUDY FINDS SCHOOL VIOLENCE IS
ACTUALLY DOWN.. BUT THE TREND COULD STILL BE BETTER.
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THEY ARE IMAGES DEEPLY
ETCHED INTO THE MIND. A HIGH SCHOOL THAT'S SUPPOSED TO BE A SAFE ZONE
TURNS INTO A WAR ZONE.
13 KILLED- DOZENS WOUNDED- AND AN
UNCOUNTABLE NUMBER SCARRED IN OTHER
THE QUESTION ECHOES ACROSS AMERICA:
WHAT'S HAPPENING IN OUR SCHOOLS?
" WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT THE AWFUL THINGS THAT HAPPENED BEHIND THESE WALLS
APRIL 20TH, ITS EASY TO GET THE FEELING THAT VIOLENCE IN OUR NATIONS
SCHOOLS IS SPIRALING OUT OF CONTROL. BUT A NEW
STUDY IN THIS WEEK'S JOURNAL OF THE
AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION SAYS THAT MAY NOT NECESSARILY BE THE CASE.
RESEARCHERS AT THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL STUDIED PATTERNS OF NON
FATAL VIOLENCE AT AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOLS FROM 1991 TO 1997.
THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS BRINGING WEAPONS SUCH AS GUNS OR KNIVES TO SCHOOL
HAS DROPPED BY 30%.
THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS INVOLVED IN
FIGHTS ON SCHOOL PROPERTY HAS DROPPED BY 10%
AND THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS INJURED IN FIGHTS AND NEEDING MEDICAL CARE DOWN BY 20%.
BUT EVEN THOUGH THE NUMBERS ARE BETTER- THEY AREN'T GOOD ENOUGH.
RESEARCHERS STILL FOUND ONE 1 IN TEN
BRING SOME WEAPON TO SCHOOL AND A THIRD HAD BEEN INVOLVED IN FIGHTS. AND
THAT'S TO SAY NOTHING OF THE STUDENTS WHO
DITCH SCHOOL BECAUSE THEY ARE
SCHOOL BOARDS, COMMUNITY TASK FORCES,
AND POLITICIANS CONTINUE TO SEARCH FOR THE ANSWER THAT WILL SOLVE THE
LEAVING STUDENTS AND THEIR PARENTS TO WAIT FOR THE BULLET HOLES TO
PATCHED-- AND WONDER IF ANYONE WILL NEED TO RUN AND HIDE WHEN THE
SCHOOL DOORS OPEN IN THE WEEKS TO COME. IN LITTLETON
COLORADO. DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))
THE TRENDS SEEN IN THE STUDY WERE SIMILAR IN INNER
CITY, SUBURBAN, AND RURAL SCHOOLS.
Doctors at Roanoke Memorial Hospital are working toward regrowing damaged heart muscle after a heart attack.
A step toward that is a new technique called Bio-sense mapping - used during cardiac catheterization.
A 3-D, color - coded image of the patient's heart is displayed on a computer telling the doctor whether the damaged area is dead or still viable.
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((DR.BRENT CHAPMAN/CARDIOLOGIST: PATIENTS WHOSE HEALTH CONDITION IS POOR WOULD BE THE VERY BEST CANDIDATES FOR THIS, PEOPLE WHO HAVE HAD HEART ATTACKS BEFORE, PEOPLE WHO HAVE CHEST PAIN THAT REALLY CAN'T BE CONTROLLED WITH TYPICAL TECHNIQUES.))
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Only about 40 centers in the country are using the ventricular mapping -- R-M-H is the first hospital in Virginia to get it.
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In medical news, a new study says how you use sunscreen is important.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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DESPITE THE PERCEPTION THAT YOUTH VIOLENCE IN AMERICA IS UP, A NEW
REPORT SUGGESTS THAT SOME TYPES OF VIOLENT BEHAVIOR AMONG U-S TEENS IS
IT FOUND A DECREASE IN THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS WHO SAID THEY BROUGHT
WEAPONS INTO SCHOOL. ALSO, FEWER STUDENTS REPORTED GETTING INTO FIGHTS
ON SCHOOL GROUNDS.
THE STUDY BY THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL WAS CONDUCTED BEFORE THE
RASH OF DEADLY SCHOOL SHOOTINGS THAT HAVE RECENTLY PLAGUED THE NATION.
FOR YEARS WE'VE BEEN TOLD ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF USING SUNSCREEN TO
AVOID SKIN CANCER. BUT NOW A NEW REPORT OUT OF EUROPE SUGGESTS THAT HOW
YOU USE IT, IS JUST AS IMPORTANT.
RESEARCHERS DISCOVERED THAT TEST SUBJECTS GIVEN A STRONGER STRENGTH
SUN BLOCK TENDED TO STAY OUTDOORS LONGER, THEREBY LESSENING THE LOTIONS
THE STUDY ALSO SUGGESTS USING MORE SUNSCREEN....AT LEAST AN OUNCE TO
COVER THE ENTIRE BODY.
AND AMERICANS NEED MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT TYPES OF SUGARS COULD BE
LURKING IN THEIR FOODS.
THIS WARNING COMES FROM THE CENTER FOR SCIENCE IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST.
THE GROUP WHICH HAS WARNED ABOUT UNHEALTHY FOODS IN THE PAST, SAYS SUGAR
CONSUMPTION IS UP 28 PERCENT SINCE 19-83. IN THAT SAME PERIOD, THE
NUMBER OF OVERWEIGHT ADULTS HAS ALSO RISEN DRAMATICALLY.
IN ORDER TO LOWER THESE NUMBERS, OFFICIALS WITH THE GROUP SUGGEST BETTER
FOOD LABELING THAT GIVES THE AMOUNT OF SUGAR IN A PRODUCT.
AND THAT'S A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS
NEWS, NEW YORK.))
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Here's a look at today's top stories.
A flight from Atlanta to Turkey is finally on
its way after being delayed by federal agents last night.
The F-B-I says it was acting on a tip that one of the passengers on the
Delta jet may have been a security threat.
But officials say they were not
able to link a man who was detained to any terrorist group.
The Senate is working on a compromise
package to help farmers hurt by depressed commodity prices, drought
and flooding. Negotiations will continue today after yesterday's
rejection of the Democrats' eleven billion dollar emergency
farm aid plan.
Meantime G-O-P lawmakers are on a collision course
with the president over a 792 billion dollar tax cut package.
House and Senate Republicans agreed to a compromise bill last
night after two days of closed door meetings.
Lawmakers plan to bring the bill before the House tomorrow and the Senate on Friday.
And that's what's making news on this .
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.
A scare at Atlanta's Hartsfield International Airport last night.
Federal Agents boarded a plane headed for Istanbul, Turkey after reports that one of the passengers was a security threat.
Reporter Jim Krasula (KRA-SUE-LA) has more.
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