Former University of Maryland star Joe Smith has signed a three year contract
with the Golden State Warriors.
The top overall pick in last June's draft will receive just $8 million dollars
over that period because of the league's new rookie salary cap.
I say just 8 million, because last year's number one, Glenn Robinson signed a
10 year $60 million dollar contract.
Smith payed his high school ball in Tidewater and Maury high school.
The NBA has been buzzing about the Dennis Rodman trade for the past couple
This afternoon, Rodman finally talked about how he plans to spice up the
IN Q="You get someone...
((DENNIS RODMAN/CHICAGO BULLS FORWARD: YOU KNOW WHEN YOU GET SOMEONE IN AND ALL
OF A SUDDEN THE EXPECTATION OF A TEAM RISES. IT'S NOT LIKE THEY DON'T NEED
HELP. THEY HAVE TONY KUKOC, SCOTTIE PIPPEN AND MICHAEL JORDAN, AND THAT'S LIKE
A WINNING TEAM AS IT IS. YOU BRING SOMEBODY IN LIKE ME IT JUST ADDS A LITTLE
MORE CINNAMON TO THE FRENCH TOAST.))
SUPER=01-Dennis Rodman/Chicago Bulls Forward; :00
OUT Q=...to the french toast."
I don't know about he adding any cinnamon but as you can see he has added a
nice Bulls logo to the back of his Red Head!!
The Cleveland Indians have taken a commanding two games to none lead on the
Redsox in their best of five American league divisional playoff series.
SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH/NBC; :00
The Indians flexed their muscle and their corkless bats again tonight.
Eddie Murray iced the contest with a two run homer scoring Albert Belle in
the eighth inning.
The Indians win the game four to nothing.
And get a strong pitching performance from Orel Hershiser, who tossed a three
hitter in seven plus innings.
The Braves and Rockies continued their entertaining series tonight with
another nail biting back and forth affair.
The Braves Marquis Grissom leads of the game with a solo homer to right
center off Lance Painter. The unlikely power burst gives Atlanta a 1-to-nothing
Then in the fourth, Grissom would rip another homer out of the yard. This one
goes over the left field fence. It's his second of the game at third of the
Larry Walker would get into the act and tie the game for the Rockies in the
sixth with a 3 run shot of Tom Glavine.
But the Rockies lose it 7 to 4.
Out in Los Angeles, the Cincinnati reds were looking to take a two games to
noe lead on the Dodgers as they back to Riverfront for this weekend.
SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA/NBC; :00
And the Reds made a big statement in the fourth inning, when Reggis Sanders
hit this massive two run homer to deep center field off the Dodgers Ismael
Ron Gant scores on the play and the Big Red machine leads game two beating
SUPER=35-Cincinnati/==5/Los Angeles/==2/Bottom Ninth;
the Dodgers 5 to 2 in the bottom of the ninth..
Game three is Friday night in Cincinnati.
Hurricane Opal soaked the track and washed out tonight's Winston Cup
Qualifying at Charlotte that was scheduled for 7pm.
SUPER=03-Concord, NC/This Afternoon; :00
Several teams tried to test the water, but they soon found themselves running
When the rain stops, defending race champ Dale Jarrett hopes to improve on
his qualifying effort from a year ago when he started 22nd.
Yesterday I asked him THE likelihood of working his way through the field to
IN Q="I'd like....
((DALE JARRETT/UAW GM 500 DEFENDING RACE CHAMP: I'D LIKE TO QUALIFY WELL. IT
WOULD GIVE US A CHANCE TO LEAD MORE LAPS, BUT I KNOW THAT I CAN WIN WHEREVER I
START. YOU'VE GOT 500 MILES, YOU JUST HAVE TO USE A LITTLE BIT OF COMMON SENSE
AND A LITTLE BIT OF PATIENCE AT THIS PLACE, BUT I FEEL LIKE I KNOW WHAT IT
TAKES TO WIN.))
SUPER=01-Dale Jarrett/UAW GM 500 Defending Race Champ; :00
OUT Q=...IT TAKE TO WIN.
They hope to get in first round time trials tomorrow morning at 11.
Hurricane Opal is churning across the Florida panhandle, ripping into
Alabama and Georgia tonight.
This is a big, powerful storm.
Winds are gusting up to 144 miles an hour.
Byron Harlan reports from Pensacola.
O-J Simpson juror Brenda Moran says the verdict was based on evidence, not
SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA
She says the jurors did as the judge instructed them, and decided the
evidence wasn't sufficient to convict. She says having heard all the evidence,
she knows Simpson didn't murder his ex-wife and Ronald Goldman.
IN Q=We've been sitting
((BRENDA MORAN/SIMPSON JUROR: WE'VE BEEN SITTING ON THIS CASE FOR NINE MONTHS.
WE'VE TAKEN THIS CASE SERIOUS FOR NINE MONTHS. WE DIDN'T TAKE IT SERIOUS FOR
FOUR HOURS. WE'VE TAKEN IT SERIOUS FOR NINE MONTHS. SO WE HAD NINE MONTHS TO
WEIGH THE EVIDENCE, SO WE KNEW WHEN WE LOOKED AT THE EVIDENCE IN THE JURY ROOM
IN DELIBERATIONS, WE WENT OVER THAT AGAIN, IT DIDN'T TAKE US NINE MORE MONTHS
TO FIGURE IT OUT. ))
SUPER=01-Brenda Moran/Simpson Jury
OUT Q=figure it out.
She says she had doubts about the bloody glove found at Simpson's estate,
Moran says she feels bad that many Americans believe the verdict was based
on race. She says that's humiliating to her.
In Moran's words, "It wasn't a matter of sympathy. It wasn't a
matter of favoritism. It was a matter of evidence."
Questions continue to swirl around the Los Angeles Police Department.
SUPER=03-Los Angeles/File Tape;
Racism has been brought to the forefront once again in L-A.
Mark Furhman's racist comments, coupled with the Rodney King beating of just
3 years ago, have enraged African-Americans in Southern California.
Many blacks agree that racism exists almost everywhere, but is there bad
blood between blacks and police here in the Roanoke Valley?
One community leader doesn't think so.
Evelyn Bethel says the local police department does its job, and does it
IN Q=Our city officials
((EVELYN BETHEL/HISTORIC GAINSBORO PRESERVATION DISTRICT: OUR CITY OFFICIALS,
MOST OF THE TIME, DO A TREMENDOUS JOB COMMUNICATING WITH THE PEOPLE TO TRY AND
FIND OUT WHAT THE PROBLEM IS. ))
SUPER=01-Evelyn Bethel/Historic Gainsboro Preservation District;
OUT Q=problem is
Other residents agree and say it's important to trust police officers.
IN Q=The police force
((ROBERT CROWDER/ROANOKE RESIDENT: THE POLICE FORCE IS NOT ALL THAT BAD.
THEY'RE NOT PERFECT. I ENCOURAGE MY KIDS TO BELIEVE IN THE BLUE AND WHITE. ))
OUT Q=blue and white
Police officers in the Roanoke Valley say they're just doing their job, and
that they try to block out the issue of race while on patrol.
In Blacksburg, the Simpson trial may have fueled the controversy over the
fatal shooting of a man police were trying to serve warrants on.
Some people have claimed that because the man was black, police were quick
to shoot when he pulled what turned out to be a B-B- gun.
Blacksburg chief Bill Brown would not comment on that case, but he says he
hopes people won't view all law enforcement in the same light as Mark Fuhrman.
((BILL BROWN/BLACKSBURG POLICE CHIEF: YES, THERE COULD BE A BAD APPLE IN A 50-
PERSON POLICE DEPARTMENT. THAT DOESN'T MEAN THAT THE OTHER 49 IS BAD. ))
SUPER=01-Bill Brown/Blacksburg Police Chief;
OUT Q=49 is bad.
But the chairman of the Montgomery County Council on Human Relations says
the shooting, combined with the Simpson and Rodney King incidents has colored
the attitudes of some local blacks.
((OSCAR WILLIAMS/MONT. CO. COUNCIL ON HUMAN RELATIONS: THERE IS A REAL DISTRUST
OF LAW ENFORCEMENT IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY, AND IN THE LOW- INCOME COMMUNITY
GENERALLY SPEAKING. ))
SUPER=01-Oscar Williams/Council on Human Relations;
OUT Q=generally speaking.
Williams says police should set up citizen advisory councils to help bridge
what he calls "the great divide."
Now that a federal judge has rejected Virginia's challenge to the "Motor
Voter" law, the state must move ahead with plans to register voters at the
Department of Motor Vehicles, other public offices and by mail.
Roanoke registrar Shelva Painter says she hopes the change will encourage
more Virginians to register and vote.
She says her office is in for some major changes.
IN Q=So now you'll be able to pick
((SHELVA PAINTER/ROANOKE REGISTRAR: SO NOW YOU'LL BE ABLE TO PICK UP A POST
CARD AND SEND IT IN. YOU WILL BE REGISTERING AT THE D-M-V AND OTHER SOCIAL
SERVICE AGENCIES, SO IT'S GOING TO BE QUITE DIFFERENT.))
OUT Q=to be quite different.
More than 75- thousand Roanokers are old enough to vote, but only 39-
thousand have actually registered.
Whether the motor voter law is worth the added expense is still a subject of
IN Q=I was glad to see the voters
((AL WILSON/ROANOKE DEMOCRATIC CHAIRMAN: I WAS GLAD TO SEE THE VOTERS OF
VIRGINIA APPROVE IT LAST YEAR AND HOPEFULLY WITH THIS RECENT COURT DECISION IT
WILL BE IMPLEMENTED BEFORE TOO LONG.))
((GILBERT BUTLER/ROANOKE BOARD OF ELECTIONS: IT'S JUST A HUGE AMOUNT OF
PAPERWORK, OF TIME CONSUMPTION, HOURS, ETC, THAT THE TAXPAYERS OF VIRGINIA ARE
GOING TO HAVE TO PAY FOR BECAUSE OF THIS FEDERAL LAW. IT'S JUST ANOTHER EXAMPLE
OF FEDERAL INTERVENTION ON THE STATE AND LOCAL LEVEL.))
SUPER=01-Al Wilson/Roanoke Democratic Chairman; :00
SUPER=01-Gilbert Butler/Roanoke Board of Elections; :10
OUT Q=and local level.
The Roanoke registrar says her office will adjust to the changes, but it
will probably be about six months before the motor voter law shifts into gear.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
When News 7 returns, an expressway collapse today in Taiwan, life begins to
return to the fire- scarred Jefferson National Forrest,
and Pope John Paul II calls for an end to war as he arrives in America.
wx ad lib
An expressway under construction in Taiwan caved in today.
Five vehicles fell into the pit.
A taxi driver suffered chest injuries, but police said nobody else was hurt.
More than 500 residents were evacuated from the area... and from a 17-story
building just inches away from the edge of the crater.
GRAPHIC=John Paul II
Pope John Paul has reached out to Americans at a New Jersey church.
The Roman Catholic pontiff attended a prayer service at Newark's Sacred
The Pope was greeted by President Clinton when he arrived at Newark
Airport. He met privately with Clinton at the Bishop's Residence.
The pope says he will renew the call for an end of war in a speech to the
United Nations tomorrow.
The pontiff also plans to visit with the homeless at a Maryland soup
kitchen this week.
At least one battle is over in the hospital war in the New River Valley.
The Southwest Virginia Health Systems Agency tonight recommended Radford
Community Hospital be allowed to build a replacement facility.
But Kimberly McBroom reports opponents still aren't giving up.
IN Q=H-S-A's board
SUPER=01-Skip Lamb/Radford Community Hospital; :13
SUPER=01-Chris Dux/Pulaski Community Hospital; :37
OUT Q=McBroom, News 7
(( H-S-A's board of directors approved Radford Community Hospital's plan to
build a new facility--replacing its current out-dated one.
The decision came as no surprise to hospital officials.
SOT TAPE 2 20:20:31
((SKIP LAMB/RADFORD COMMUNITY HOSPITAL: WE EXPECTED IT BECAUSE WE THINK THAT WE
HAVE A VERY VALID AND STRONG CASE. AND WE THINK THAT A REPLACEMENT HOSPITAL IS
APPROPRIATE AND WE'RE GOING TO DO IT IN A COST- EFFECTIVE MANNER.))
The final price tag would run close to 80-million dollars-- which
opponents argue is too much.
But the board voted down Montgomery Regional and Pulaski Community
Hospitals' counter proposal to build a smaller facility in Radford.
SOT tape 2 20:24:52
((CHRIS DUX/PULASKI COMMUNITY HOSPITAL: OBVIOUSLY, WE'RE DISAPPOINTED WITH THE
BOARD'S RECOMMENDATION. WE ARE CONFIDENT THAT IT IS THEIR RECOMMENDATION--
IT'S NOT A FINAL STEP IN THE PROCESS. ))
Dux says they plan to discuss their case again before a fact finding
hearing officer in more detailed presentation.
SOT TAPE 2 20:31:39
((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: THIS STILL ISN'T THE OFFICIAL END OF THE HOSPITAL
BATTLE. THE BOARD'S RECOMMENDATION NEXT GOES TO THE STATE HEALTH COMMISSIONER.
HIS DECISION HIS DUE DECEMBER EIGHTH. KIMBERLY MCBROOM, NEWS 7. ))
The Vaughan-Bassett Furniture Company in Galax is being sued for allegedly
copying a competitor's design.
Lexington Furniture Industries of North Carolina says Vaughan-Bassett has a
product line virtually identical to one it introduced seven years ago.
Lexington is seeking damages and it's asking the court to stop
Vaughan-Bassett from using the design.
The president of Vaughan-Bassett could not be reached for comment.
Fire charred thousands of acres of forest in Craig County last spring, but
forestry officials say the forest is already coming back to life.
SUPER=03-Craig Co./April 10;
Firefighters battled this blaze for days. In places, the fire burned so hot
that it killed the tree canopy.
But even those areas are turning green again.
Ecologist Steve Croy is studying selected areas to see how the plant and
animal life is returning.
9 59 32 00 - 9 59 43 00
IN Q=wE'RE FINDING
((STEVE CROY/FOREST ECOLOGIST: WE'RE FINDING IN ALL AREAS THAT THERE'S A BIT
OF REGROWTH OF NEW SEEDLINGS AND SPROUTS FROM THE ROOTS OF THE TOP KILLED
SUPER=01-Steve Croy/Forest Ecologist;
OUT Q=top killed trees.
Pine cones from the Table Mountain Pine tree crack open when heated by fire.
The seeds germinate quickly after falling into a burned area. These spring
seedlings are already 4 to 6-inches tall.
That rapid growth makes it hard to see some of the fire lines that were
bulldozed to keep the fire from spreading.
The forestry department also did its part to reseed shortly after the fire
in order to prevent erosion.
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Up next on News 7 at 11, Robin will have more on our everchanging weather
and from Lynchburg, fans of the Brady Bunch welcome one of the grooviest pop
icons to ever come from the '70's.
MUSIC UP FULL
Here's the story...of a man named Barry.
Barry Williams that is, better known to millions of television viewers as
"Greg Brady" of "The Brady Bunch".
Williams was in Lynchburg tonight, and Steve Smallshaw was there.
IN Q=natsot theme song
SUPER=04-Courtesy TBS; :00
SUPER=01-Barry Williams/"Greg Brady"; :37
OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.
(( natsot theme song 16:36:05
More than twenty years after "The Brady Bunch" died its sitcom death,
America's favorite television family lives on in re-runs and hit movies.
natsot Williams entrance 20:28:25
So too does Greg Brady.
41- year- old actor Barry Williams
has spent his life on the stage from t-v to Broadway, but he always will best
be remembered for his role as the oldest Brady son.
Unlike some actors, Williams doesn't shun his alter- ego Greg...and in fact
has turned his Brady past into a popular standup routine that is making the
tour of college campuses.
IN Q=I'm not convinced
((BARRY WILLIAMS/"GREG BRADY": I'M NOT CONVINCED THAT THE OBJECT IS TO RUN FROM
YOUR PAST. I THINK THE OBJECT IS MORE TO INCLUDE IT AND INCORPORATE IT, EMBRACE
IT EVEN, AND THEN MOVE FORWARD.))
OUT Q=then move forward.
Williams wowed the crowd with bits of Brady trivia and clips from the t-v
Since the audience was too enthralled for us to get a reaction, we can only
imagine the reviews went something like this.
((IT'S FANTABULOUS. REAL NEATO! LIKE WOW! THAT'D BE OUTTASIGHT!))
Why have the Brady's remained so popular over the years?
Maybe Greg has the answer.
IN Q=It could be
((WILLIAMS: IT COULD BE JUST THE SUPER- GROOVY FASHIONS THAT WE HAD.))
OUT Q=that we had.
IN Q=Even after twenty
((Even after twenty- five years of re-runs, movies and books, the Brady magic
is still going strong. Especially when you consider this: filming of "The
Brady Bunch Movie Part Two" begins in January. Steve Smallshaw, News7,
OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.))
In the other American league series, the New York again hosted the Mariners
at Yankee stadium.
SUPER=03-New York, NY/NBC; :00
After hitting two homers and still losing last night, Ken Griffey and his
teammates staggered into game two.
Again the Mariners get off to a good start as Vince Coleman hits an opposite
field solo homer to right field in the third inning to stake Seattle to
But the Yanks would answer in a big way with Ruben Sierra and Don Mattingly
each hitting solo shots in the sixth inning and the Yankees and the mariners
are tied at 4 all in the tenth..
Concerns over Hurricane Opal have also the caused postponement of tomorrow
night's college football game between 11th ranked Auburn and visiting
Mississippi State in Alabama.
The two Southeastern Conference schools will try to play the game on Saturday
afternoon at two.
The Charlotte Hornets added four players to their training camp roster today,
including former Arkansas point guard Corey Beck, and former Tarheel Joe Wolf.
They also have signed former BUll Pete Myers this week.
Coming up right after this quick break, Roy Stanley puts us on the ice in
Hillsborough, North Carolina
where the Roanoke Express is trying to add some speed to the lineup as the
team goes through training camp '95.
The Roanoke Express is in training camp in Hillsborough, North Carolina
And Roy Stanley says by the time camp breaks, area fans may see a team that
is built for speed.
IN Q=First audio
SUPER=03-Hillsborough, NC; :00
SUPER=01-Jeff Jestadt/Express Left Wing; :18
SUPER=01-Jason Clarke/Express Right Wing; :38
SUPER=01-Frank Anzalone/Express Head Coach; 1:02
OUT Q=......news 7 sports."
(( Twenty-five players, five over the east coast hockey leagues 20 players
roster limit, are participating in the Express training camp. Jeff Jestadt the
franchise leader in goals, has a a solid group of medals in camp, and the
rookies in camp have also been impressive, especially their speed.
JEFF JESTADT/EXPRESS LEFT WING: THAT WAS ONE OF THE THINGS THAT FRANK
REALLY LOOKED AT. THERE WERE A COUPLE OF AREAS THAT WE NEEDED TO IMPROVE IN
AND THAT WAS SPEED OF COURSE, AND IN OUR PHYSICAL PLAY. HE GOT A LITTLE BIT OF
BOTH. HE GOT SOME GUYS REALLY GOING AROUND OUT THERE YESTERDAY IN THE FIRST
SCRIMMAGE GAME. ITS ENCOURAGING TO SEE, BECAUSE THERE ARE TEAMS LIKE RICHMOND
AND CHARLOTTE THAT ARE NOTABLY FASTER THAN US, THAT'LL HELP
JASON CLARK/EXPRESS RIGHT WING: OTHER THINGSD THAT FRANK WAS AFTER WAS
MAYBE A LITTLE BIT SMALLER GUYS, AND I'M BACK THIS YEAR AND DAVE STUART'S BACK,
SO I THINK DAVE AND I CAN HANDLE THE MUSCLE IN THE LINE-UP.
But whether or not that speed will be on the ice, when the Express opens
this season is a big question. and the answer will come when head coach Frank
Anzalone trims the roster to the east coast hockey league 20 man limit.
FRANK ANZALONE/EXPRESS HEAD COACH: THERE ARE SOME KIDS HERE THAT HAVE
SOME GOOD SPEED, AND THE THING IS, YOU GOT TO TAKE SOME CHANCES. SOMETIMES THE
KID LOOKS DESCENT AND SHOWS GREAT SIGNS AND LIKE I DID MY FIRST YEAR WITH JEFF
JESTADT, YOU HAVE TO BE WILLING TO BANK ON THAT HE'S GOING TO GET BETTER.
'CAUSE NOT EVERY PLAYER LOOKS GREAT IN THE CAMP, BUT THEY SHOW SIGNS THAT THEY
CAN BE. SO HOPEFULL I WILL MAKE THE RIGHT DECISIONS.
The Express will open the exhibition season this Friday night on the road
at Hampton. The team's first home exhibition game is Tuesday night, and its
also against the Admirals. In Hillsborough North Carolina, Roy Stanley, News 7
It looks like Wade Wilson will not only start for the Cowboys this week in
place of injured Troy Aikman, but he will likely play the entire game against
Aikman's ailing calf is still to tender.
But with Wilson at the helm will the Cowboys attack be a bit more
IN Q="If they want to...
((WADE WILSON/STARTS IN PLACE OF AIKMAN SUNDAY: IF THEY WANT TO RELY A LITTLE
HEAVIER ON THE RUN WITH EMMITT, I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT. YOU KNOW IT'S MY
FIRST YEAR THERE, BUT I'M HOPING THAT IT DOESN'T. CERTAINLY THERE ARE NOT MANY
TROY AIKMANS WALKING AROUND, BUT I BELIEVE THAT I CAN STILL PLAY.))
SUPER=01-Wade Wilson/Starts In Place of Aikman Sunday; :00
OUT Q=...can still play."
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Don't go away
when News 7 returns we'll see how some local middle school students got quite a
kick out of a Riverdawg today.
MUSIC UP FULL
Middle school students got a "kick" out of soccer today when a pro
demonstrated drills during gym class.
Dustin Fonder plays for the Roanoke RiverDawgs. He spent the day teaching
soccer skills to students at Ben Franklin Middle School in Rocky Mount.
10 11 05 00 - 11 16 00
IN Q=We learned how
((KELLEY SLOAN/7TH GRADER: WE LEARNED HOW TO DRIBBLE, PASS THE BALL, AND
THINGS TO HELP US DURING SOCCER.))
SUPER=01-Kelley Sloan/7th Grader;
OUT Q=us during soccer.
This is the first time a professional athlete has come to teach a sport at
10 14 27 00 - 10 41 40 00
IN Q=FOr me, it feels
((DUSTIN FONDER/PROFESSIONAL SOCCER PLAYER: FOR ME IT FEELS FUNNY BECAUSE
YOU'RE NOT A MEGA STAR, YOU'RE JUST A LOCAL SOCCER PLAYER. BUT THEY LOOK AT
YOU LIKE YOU'RE A REALLY GREAT PLAYER. YOU HAVE TO LET THEM KNOW YOU'RE A
REGULAR PERSON HERE TO SHOW THEM A FEW THINGS.))
SUPER=01-Dustin Fonder/Roanoke RiverDawgs;
OUT Q= a few things.
Teachers say they are trying to include more life- time sports in their
curriculum. They say getting a pro to teach for a day enhances the classroom
((Closed captioning is brought to you by Carilion Health System and WDBJ-7))