Up next on News 7 at eleven-
Personal problems may have prompted a soldier to open fire on his fellow
division members at Fort Bragg-
A nationwide call for checks at rail crossings today. Find out what one
local official is saying.
Plus luring songbirds back to Wythe county.
News 7 is next.
Federal investigators are asking for a nationwide check on all traffic
lights at railroad crossings-
SUPER=03-Fox River Grove, IL;
That after Wednesday's deadly accident in Illinois.
IN Q=What we will
((BOB HERBERT/ROANOKE CITY MANAGER: WHAT WE WILL BE DOING IS TAKING A LOOK AT
TRAFFIC SIGNALS NEAR THE RAIL CROSSINGS TO MAKE SURE THE TIMING IS SUCH THAT
PEOPLE CAN CLEAR THE RAILROAD TRACKS. ))
OUT Q=the railroad tracks.
SUPER=03-Fort Bragg, NC;
The Army has identified the suspect in today's deadly shooting at Fort
But there's no word why Sergeant William Kreutzer (KROYTZ-ur) of
Washington allegedly shot at fellow soldiers.
Join us for News 7 at eleven.
An Army soldier who said he was having personal problems is now in custody
- for allegedly opening fire on hundreds of soldiers at Fort Bragg-
As Byron Harlan reports, one soldier was killed and 18 others wounded-
SUPER=04-Home Video; 00
SUPER=01-Sgt. Elwood Johnson/Eyewitness; 17
SUPER=03-Fort Bragg, NC;
SUPER=01-Lt. Col. Victor Modesto/Chief of Surgery; 45
SUPER=01-Major Jacqueline Edwards/U.S. Army; 1:05
SUPER=01-Byron Harlan/CBS News; 1:19
OUT Q=Fort Bragg, North Carolina.;
((Roughly 13-hundred soldiers had started their customary pre-dawn run
when shots rang out from a wooded area near the post's stadium.
SGT. ELWOOD JOHNSON/US ARMY,EYEWITNESS
SOT: I HEARD SHOTS FIRED AND SAW A MAN GO DOWN AND I RAN OUT THERE.
Men scattered for cover after about five pops of gunfire sounded.
the suspect in custody is a soldier from the 82nd airborne division of Ft.
Bragg, the same division he targeted early this morning.
LT. COL. VICTOR MODESTO/CHIEF OF SURGERY: THE VICTIMS CAME IN DURING A CHANGE
OF SHIFT WHEN THERE WERE A LOT OF PEOPLE HERE AT THE HOSPITAL.
Investigators from the Army's Criminal Investigation Division placed
markers where key evidence was taken.
MAJOR JACQUELINE EDWARDS/ US ARMY: WHAT THEY FOUND WAS THREE WEAPONS, ONE IS
COMPARABLE TO A CIVILIANS M-16.
Ft. Bragg is home to 43-thousand troops. It is an open post where
people can come and go as they please.
BYRON HARLAN/CBS NEWS: THE SUSPECT IS 26 YEAR OLD SARGEANT WILLIAM KRUETZER
WHOSE HOMETOWN IS LISTED AS WASHINGTON, DC. HE APPARENTLY SAID ON THURSDAY HE
WAS HAVING PERSONAL PROBLEMS. THE SOLDIER WHO DIED IS IDENTIFIED AS MAJOR
STEPHEN MARK BADGER, A HUSBAND AND FATHER, ORIGINALLY FROM SALT LAKE CITY WHO
WAS LIVING IN FAYETTEVILLE. BYRON HARLAN, CBS NEWS, FORT BRAGG, NORTH
If you need information about soliders at Fort Bragg, (----------------)
you can call two numbers. 1-800- 589-5788 or 1-800- 457-4636.
A four-year-old boy is dead after an two-vehicle accident this afternoon in
Brett Brian-Edward Duby of Hurt was killed when the vehicle he was riding in
ran a stop sign.
It happened at the intersection of U-S 29 and 642 near Hurt.
The driver, 19-year-old Wayne Kathan, was seriously injured.
One-year-old Trisha Duby was also a passenger.
Both she and Kathan were transported to Lynchburg General Hospital.
The driver of the other vehicle, Acey Brumfield of Gretna was also injured.
No word on his condition.
Federal investigators are calling for a nationwide check of all railroad
This after Wednesday's deadly train-school bus collision in Illinois.
The National Transportation wants officials across the country to check
the timing of traffic signals at all crossings.
SUPER=03-Fox River Grove, IL;
The agency says it found a timing problem with the signal system at the
intersection where the crash happened.
The traffic light near the crossing is supposed to turn green when a
train is coming so traffic will move off the tracks, but apparently the light
did not turn soon enough.
The NTSB says there wasn't enough time for the driver to move-
((JOHN GOGLIA/NTSB INVESTIGATOR: THAT LEFT TWO TO THREE SECONDS FOR SOMEONE TO
VACATE THE TRACKS. THAT SIMPLY IS NOT ENOUGH TIME FOR A HUMAN BEING TO
RECOGNIZE THAT A LIGHT HAS CHANGED, TAKE YOUR FOOT OFF THE BRAKE, PUT IT ON THE
ACCELARATOR AND MOVE OUT OF THE WAY.))
SUPER=01-John Goglia/NTSB Investigator;
OUT Q=move out of the way."
The back of school bus was still on the tracks when it was hit.
Seven students were killed and several others remain hospitalized.
GRAPHIC=Hold Rail Safety
Here in Roanoke, city officials say
they're doing everything possible to avoid a similar accident.
City Manager Bob Herbert says he doesn't know of any problem areas but his
office will be working close with the railroad.
IN Q=It's a complicated
((BOB HERBERT/ROANOKE CITY MANAGER: IT'S A COMPLICATED MATTER AND WE'LL
PROBABLY BE WORKING HAND WITH NORFOLK AND SOUTHERN WHOSE THE MAIN CARRIER TO
LOOK AT THESE RAIL CROSSINGS THAT HAVE AN ASSOCIATED SIGNAL WITH IT. ))
OUT Q=signal with it.
Herbert says he has yet to receive any notification from the N-T-S-B.
A Portsmouth man is dead after a confrontation with Tazewell County
Police say 50 year- old Jimmy Smith was shot and killed after he tried to
attack deputies with a knife following a standoff.
Deputies found Smith near Bluefield yesterday after Portsmouth police
charged him with the slaying of his wife.
Tazewell County Sheriff Joe Johnson says Smith threatened to cut himself
with the knife.
Johnson says Smith charged at the officers after holding them off for 30-
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on News-7,
Governor Allen accuses state democrats of playing dirty politics,
and an historic Richmond Theater gets a name change and a major renovation.
The now beautiful building is getting rave reviews.
We'll take a tour when we return.
SUPER=#C-380; Weather Roll
Governor Allen says a February memo from a Democratic pollster is "the most
disheartening fact to come to light" since the start of his administration.
A Richmond area Republican Delegate John Watkins today released two pages
of the memo.
Those are pages he withheld from the pollster's when he made it public
during the General Assembly session.
Those two pages apparently suggest ways Democrats could place blame or take
credit for the five- thousand job Motorola plant that later located in
Governor Allen says the pollster's recommendation that Democrats "sniff out
what's going on" shows they were "actively conspiring" to disrupt the Motorola
Democratic spokeswoman Gail Nardi says Allen and Watkins should be ashamed.
A Southside Republican running for a seat in the House of Delegates has
gained the support of a controversial organization.
The Danville Heritage Preservation Association is endorsing Nancy Keel.
The Republican is running against Democratic incumbent Whitt Clement.
Local H-P-A President Wayne Byrd says Keel would be a great asset for
honest change in state government.
The Heritage Preservation Association is a non- profit organization that
promotes Southern symbols, culture and rights.
The organization this year erected a monument and Confederate Flag to mark
Danville as the last Capital of the Confederacy.
Oil companies in Bedford County are PUMPing thousands of dollars back into
The Montvale Volunteer Fire Company got a check for 16 thousand five hundred
dollars from the petroleum terminals in the area.
The money will go toward a major addition to the existing fire station.
IN Q=We're proud
((DONNA KING/AMOCO OIL COMPANY: WE'RE PROUD OF OUR COMMUNITY AND WE WANT TO
KEEP A SAFE COMMUNITY AND HELP MAKE A DONATION TO BUY EXTRA EQUIPMENT AND FOR
THEIR ADDITIONAL BUILDING THEIR PUTTING AT THE FIRE DEPARTMENT. ))
SUPER=01-Donna King/Amoco Oil Co.;
OUT Q=fire department
Meanwhile fire fighters hope the oil companies keep feeding the fire.
IN Q=It would
((A.C. HOLLINS/MONTVALE VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY: IT WOULD BE VERY HELPFUL IF THE
DONATIONS WOULD CONTINUE. THIS IS A GOOD START. THIS HAS NOT BEEN DONE BEFORE
AND THIS IS A GOOD START. I'D LIKE TO ENCOURAGE THEM TO KEEP THIS UP. ))
SUPER=01-A.C. Hollins/Montvale Volunteer Fire Co.;
OUT Q=keep this up.
Amoco was the largest contributor, donating 5- thousand dollars.
Richmond is calling it the state's largest historic theater-
That theater is re-opening this weekend.
It WAS the Mosque.
Now it's Richmond's Landmark Theater.
Ellen Qualls took a look.
IN Q=Doug Wilder
SUPER=03-Richmond/1990; :00 QUICK
SUPER=01-Bill King/Richmond Rec. & Parks; :13
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
(( Doug Wilder threw an inaugural party here in 1990.
Today, six million dollars down the road, the theater formerly known as the
Mosque is actually ready for prime time.
((BILL KING: WOW. IT'S JUST SO NEAT. ANYBODY WHO'S SEEN A SHOW IN WHAT USED
TO BE THE MOSQUE, AND ENJOYED THE ATMOSPHERE IN THE MOSQUE, CAUSE IT'S ALWAYS
BEEN A REALLY SPECIAL BUILDING...))
((IT'S SO PERFECT. IT IS SO GLITTERING. IT IS SO GORGEOUS. I'M TEMPTED TO
SAY IT'S WORTH THE PRICE OF ADMISSION JUST TO GO IN AND SEE THE BUILDING.))
The Shriners -- who favor Arabic and Moorish symbols -- opened her doors 68
But out of religious correctness, the Mosque sign is now in the collection
of a local museum.
And gone now is the peeling plaster, and the layers of wax and dirt that
covered so many tiles -- prompting Bette Midler to dub the theater the biggest
bathroom she'd ever played.
((I MEAN, CHECK IT OUT. WHEN YOU WALK IN THE LOBBY AND YOU SEE THE LOBBY, AND
YOU SAY "THIS IS ALL NEW STUFF, RIGHT?" NO IT'S NOT. IT'S JUST THAT YOU'RE
SEEING IT ALL FOR THE FIRST TIME BECAUSE IT'S ALL BEEN POLISHED AND CLEANED AND
Ray Charles is this weekend's headliner.
For decades, the likes of Elvis, Duke Ellington, and Aretha Franklin have
drawn people to these seats.
But with three grand lobbies and acres of art, theater-goers may no longer
care if they get back from intermission in time.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Coming up next on our broadcast, Roy Stanley will have all of tonight's rain
soaked football action,
and they say "no man is an island," but when we return we'll tell you why
Roanoke's latest comedy club is.
It's no joke...the only comedy club in our area is moving again.
The Roanoke Comedy Club is setting up its new digs in the Tiki Lounge, which
is the downstairs part of the Fiji Island restaurant in Roanoke.
This comes after more than a decade in the downtown area.
The owner of the comedy club bought his own building several years ago,
but he could not afford to stay there.
IN Q=Where we
((JIMMY BUTLER/ROANOKE COMEDY CLUB OWNER: WHERE WE WERE IN DOWNTOWN ROANOKE
THERE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A RESTAURANT DOWNSTAIRS AND A COMEDY CLUB UPSTAIRS,
AND IT'S A VERY LONG STORY BUT THE RESTAURANT NEVER WORKED OUT SO, I'M A
BUSINESS THAT'S ONLY OPEN THREE NIGHTS A WEEK AND I WAS FORCED TO CARRY THAT
ENTIRE BUILDING. THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO DO.))
SUPER=01-Jimmy Butler/Roanoke Comedy Club Owner;
OUT Q=to do.
This isn't the first time the comedy club has switched locations.
Over the past 10 years it's also been in the Patrick Henry Hotel and the
Butler says the laughter resumes next week, when a comedy troupe from Los
Angeles visits his new nightspot.
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Coming up a little later in our newscast,
we'll see how some Wytheville naturalists are woking hard in hopes their
efforts will bring beautiful music to their ears.
Over at Cave Spring tonight, The Knights and William Fleming Colonels
squared off in a key Roanoke Valley District game for both teams.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Colonels vs Knights; :
Steve Spangler and the Knights needed a win to remain in the R-V-D Hunt.
With Cave spring leading 10 to 7 at the Colonel 22 yard line, sophmore
Derrick Ruben intercepts this Jeff Lang pass and returns it 68 yards before he
is caught from behind by Jason Fox at the Knights 10 yard line.
After a Colonel Penalty moved the SUPER=36-Cave Spring/=10/William
Fleming/==7;ball back, Senior Lineback John Williams Blocks this fleming 30
yard field goal attempt to end the scoring threat Cave Spring wins it 10 to 7.
Up I-81 in Rockbridge, The Wildcats have a big job taking on The Salem
Spartans in the Blue Ridge.
SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co./Wildcats vs Spartans; :
Jamie Talbot fired his Wildcats up for tonight's contest.
And Rockbridge drew first blood and didn't let up.
With the score tied at seven, Rockbridge Quarterback Greg Stubblefield fires
off this rocket.
Number 25 Matt Staton catches the missle and flies towards the end zone.
Salem's Matt Edwards just missed the tackle but can't save the touchdown.
But on Salem's very next series Chris Huff takes the Seth Moore hand off,
finds a huge hole and it's off to the races again.
Wildcat Jimmy Emore wrestles Huff off the field.
But Huff would tie it up a few plays later and Salem wins it 21 to 14.
Floyd County was the Host as the Narrows Green Wave made a trip up the
mountain to take on the Buffaloes.
SUPER=03-Floyd Co./Buffaloes vs Green Wave; :
The Buffaloes padded the goal post tonight for the big game.
Early in the first quarter with the game scoreless Narrows took over at
the Floyd 39 Quarterback Jeff Bowers hands off to David Turner he scores and
the Green Wave led 6 to nothing.
But the Buffaloes would answer the SUPER=36-Floyd
Co./=20/Narrows/=14;call and score just three minutes later. Craig Reed goes
up the middle cuts left and runs it in from 38 yards out to tie the score at 6
to 6 and Floyd County wins it 20 to 14 in overtime.
Rain postponed several of tonight's high school football games but for the
scores and postponements lets check the boards.
IN Q=FIRST SCORE
OUT Q=........LAST SCORE."
SUPER=55-Buffalo Gap/14/Bath Co./21/Salem/21/Rockbridge
SUPER=55-William Fleming/=7/Cave Spring/10/Auburn/=8/Bland
SUPER=55-Graham/41/Carroll Co./=0/Ft. Chiswell/14/Grayson
SUPER=55-George Wythe/18/John Battle/14/PH - Glade Spring/=7/Marion/14/Powell
SUPER=55-Giles Co./=6/James Monroe/=7/Tazewell/40/Virginia High/12/Franklin
SUPER=55-Craig Co./=8/Glenvar/41/Rural Retreat/14/Northwood/=6/Pulaski
McCluer/Sat./Covington/7:30/Staunton River/Mon./Buckingham Co./7:00;
SUPER=55-Nelson Co./Sat./William Campbell/8:00/Hargrave/Sat./Rke.
And coming up, rain postponed this afternoon's workouts as the Braves and
Indians prepare for game six of the World Series. Virginia Tech and West
Virginia play tomorrow in Morgantown.
And Frank Miriello has the interim removed and he's now the head coach of
the Washington and Lee Generals football team.
The Braves and Indians are back in Atlanta for game six of the World
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA; :
The planned workouts for the Braves and Indians at Atlanta Fulton County
stadium were rained out today.
The two teams are preparing for game sixth tomorrow night.
Tom Glavine will be on the hill for the Braves and Dennis Martinez will
start for the Indians.
Atlanta leads the series 3 games to 2.
Tomorrow afternoon in Morgantown, The Virginia Tech Hokies and the
Mountaineers will square off in a Big East Conference Games.
The Hokies are riding a five game winning streak while West Virginia has
had an up and down season.
IN Q="I'm worried
((FRANK BEAMER/TECH HEAD COACH: I'M WORRIED ABOUT WHAT WE'RE GONNA DO AT
VIRGINIA TECH. WE CAN'T REALLY CONTROL WHAT THEY DO, BUT OUR PREPERATION AND
GETTING READY TO PLAY A REALLY GOOD, TOUGH, FOOTBALL TEAM IN WEST VIRGINIA.
WE'VE GOT TO TAKE CARE OF OUR BUSINESS.))
SUPER:01-Frank Beamer/Tech Head Coach; :
OUT Q=.....our business."
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Season; :
Tech's business is a strong finish in the Big East. And West Virginia
trails the Hokies by a game in the league standings.
Last year the Hokies beat the Mountaineers in Blacksburg. But this game is
on the Mountaineers home turf which makes it a big league game.
IN Q="The Standings
((JIM DRUCKENMILLER/TECH QUARTERBACK: THE STANDINGS ARE IMPORTANT. YOU KNOW,
BUT JUST GETTING A WIN RIGHT NOW, I DON'T LIKE LOSING AT ALL, SO I DON'T CARE
IF IT'S A NON LEAGUE GAME OR A LEAGUE GAME. BUT THE IMPORTANCE IS...YEAH IT'S
A LEAGUE GAME AND IT DOES HAVE CONTENTIONS BEHIND IT. SO ITS GONNA BE A GOOD
ONE AND A ROUGH ONE.))
((KOREY IRBY/TECH LINEBACKER: I THINK EVERYBODY WILL BE PUMPED UP FOR THE GAME.
BUCAUSE IT'S THE NEXT BIG EAST GAME AND WE'RE JUST TRYING TO TAKE IT STEP BY
STEP. AND THAT'S THE NEXT STEP AND I THINK WE ALL NEED TO COME TO PLAY BOTH
OFFENSIVELY AND DEFENSIVELY AS WELL AS SPECIAL TEAMS.))
SUPER=01-Jim Druckenmiller/Tech Quarterback; :
SUPER=01-Korey Irby/Tech Linebacker; :
OUT Q=.......special teams."
The V-M-I Keydets hit the road for a Southern Conference game against
Western Carolina and a one oclock kickoff.
Ferrum has an away game tomorrow afternoon at Frostburg State. that
Kickoff is also one oclock.
Frank Miriello has been named the 29th head football coach at Washington
and Lee University.
Miriello was named interim head coach this past May after longtime General
coach Gary Fallon died of a sudden heart attack in April.
This season, Miriello has lead the Generals to a 3-2 and 1 start; a result
of a three game winning streak. The Generals should win their fourth straight
tomorrow. They host Bridgewater; a team that has lost 21 straight.
The 50 year old informed the team of his appointment Wednesday night. The
official announcement was made yesterday. This is Miriello's first college head
The Roanoke Express scored a goal with 5-seconds left in the game tonight
to beat Huntington 4 to 3.
The Express led 3 to 1 but the Blizzard tied it in the third.
Then with time running out Chris Potter deflected a shot into the net and
the Express wins it 4 to 3 to up its record to 4 and 3.
Bill Elliott captured the pole position for Sunday's running of the
Dura-Lube 500 at Phoenix.
Elliott turned in a speed of 130 point 020 miles per hour. Dale Earnhardt
will start on the outside.
For the top 25 and tonight's hockey scores lets check the boards.
IN Q=FIRST SCORE
According to the Audobon Society, the New River Valley is home to fewer
songbirds each year.
Now, the Wythe County Conservation Group and some high school students are
trying to entice the birds back.
IN Q=sound of digging
SUPER=01-Liza Field/Wythe Conservation Group; :17
SUPER=01-Lockie Blevins/Tree-Planter; :47
SUPER=01-Kelley Jonas/Tree-Planter; :54
OUT Q=Altizer, news 7.
IN Q= nat of digging, then pouring water
Right now it's a freshly- mowed hillside, with about 300 freshly- planted
But as early as next summer these 40 acres at Wytheville Community College
will have a totally different look.
((LIZA FIELD/WYTHE CONSERVATION GROUP: WE'LL HAVE POKEWEED, SOME BRIERS,
RASPBERRY, BLACKBERRY, LOTS OF WEEDS. AND PEOPLE WILL LOOK DOWN HERE AND SAY
"OH THIS IS TERRIBLE, THEY'RE JUST LETTING IT GO." BUT THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT WE
NEED TO DO. ))
It's called natural succession, allowing the land to return to its natural
The weeds and brush will provide cover and food for quickly- disappearing
songbirds and other wildlife.
And eventually, the trees these Rural Retreat High School students are
planting will provide canopy and a pollution buffer from the interstate.
((LOCKIE BLEVINS/TREE-PLANTER: A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE JUST GOING OUT, CUTTING DOWN
FORESTS AND STUFF. AND WE JUST NEED TO HELP IT GET STARTED AGAIN. ))
((KELLEY JONAS/TREE-PLANTER: WELL I THINK IT'S GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT THAT WE
CAN COME OUT AND HAVE A PLACE FOR THE ANIMALS TO LIVE, BECAUSE WE'RE REALLY
RUNNING THEM OFF.))
The future sanctuary will include a secluded path for walkers and birdwatchers.
Community volunteers are invited out to plant more trees at the site on
Saturday. Tracy Altizer, News 7.))