Up next on News 7 at eleven-
A long time school teacher is indicted on charges of she took indecent
liberties with a student in 1978.
Two Radford Fraternities are suspended after the death of a student.
Plus why women don't have to worry as much about drinking coffee.
And the cold forecast.
News 7 at eleven is next.
Texas Senator Phil Gramm may quit the race for president.
Sources say Gramm's official announcement to drop out of the race will be
The decision comes after a disappointing loss in the Iowa caucus.
Two Radford University fraternities are on suspension pending
investigation of the weekend death of a freshman student.
The fraternities are being investigated for allegedly violating alcohol
And a new study brings good news for women who drink coffee.
Join us for News 7 at eleven.
She's been teaching elementary students in Martinsville for the last 33
But yesterday, 59- year old Anna Corbin was indicted on charges she took
indecent liberties with a female student 18 years ago.
SOT 3:06:21 corbin tape
IN Q=I have talked
((HAROLD LAMM/MARTINSVILLE SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT: I HAVE TALKED WITH HER. I
WILL TALK WITH HER AGAIN. SHE IS SUSPENDED, WITHOUT PAY, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
AND WE WILL EXPECT THE LEGAL COURT SYSTEM TO RUN ITS COURSE-- TO MAKE A FINAL
SUPER=01-Harold Lamm/Martinsville School Superintendent;
OUT Q=a final determination
Corbin was suspended yesterday from her job at Albert Harris Elementary
The alleged victim is now 29.
She says the abuse dates back to 1978-- when she was 11.
Officials say she first revealed her story to her sister-- fearing her
sister's children might also be at risk.
IN Q=I would assume
((RANDY SMITH/MARTINSVILLE COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: I WOULD ASSUME THERE'D BE
A LOT OF PUBLIC CONCERN. BUT OTHER THAN THAT, I DON'T KNOW WHAT ELSE I COULD
SAY ABOUT IT, BUT TO SAY THAT AT THE PRESENT TIME-- THERE CERTAINLY IS NO
EVIDENCE THAT ANY OTHER CHILDREN WERE INVOLVED OR ARE AFFECTED BY THIS. ))
SUPER=01-Randy Smith/Martinsville Commonwealth's Attorney;
OUT Q=affected by this
Corbin will appear in court March fourth.
It's been exactly one week since the Craig County School Board called for
the resignation of their superintendent.
Tonight, parents packed a board meeting to address the issue, but they found
their efforts were limited.
Scott Prince has the story.
IN Q=This is going
SUPER=03-Craig Co.; :07
SUPER=01-Ernie Johnson/Craig Co. Minister's Association; :30
SUPER=01-Mellisa Wright/Craig Co. Resident; :48
SUPER=01-Jim Cady/Craig Co. School Board Chairman; :58
OUT Q=s.p. news 7 craig county
((THIS IS GOING TO BE A CONTROVERSIAL HOUR.))
There was definitely something different about this Craig County School
Compared to others, the turnout was doubled, and members of the Sheriff's
Department were on hand to make sure things didn't get out of control.
Last week, the school board asked Superintendent Dallas Helems to hand in
He has refused to do so.
This time around residents were given an opportunity to talk about the
situation... but only as it pertained to the budget.
IN Q=In our dealing
((ERNIE JOHNSON/CRAIG COUNTY MINISTER'S ASSOCIATION: IN OUR DEALING WITH HIM IN
REGARD TO SERVICES, SOFTBALL GAMES AND OTHER CHURCH ACTIVITIES, HE;S ALWAYS
DEALT FAIRLY AND RESPECTFULLY WITH US. ))
OUT Q=with us
There were some who stormed out... saying those comments were out of line,
and they shouldn't have been made during this particular meeting.
IN Q=I didn't
((MELLISA WRIGHT/CRAIG COUNTY RESIDENT: I DIDN'T THINK THE MINISTER'S COMMENTS
HAD ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE BUDGET. I DIDN'T UNDERSTAND WHY THAT WAS ALLOWED.))
OUT Q=was allowed
School Board Chairman Jim Cady tried to answer that question.
IN Q=I think
((JIM CADY/CRAIG COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: I THINK THEY WERE LEGALLY WITHIN
THE BOUNDS. I THINK THEY WERE PUSHING THOSE BOUNDS VERY CLOSELY. ))
OUT Q=very closely
The school board will completely open the floor Thursday night to discuss
the Dr. Helems issue.
However it's doubtful the school board will take any action.
Scott Prince, News 7, Craig County.
Two fraternities at Radford University have been suspended pending the
investigation of the weekend death of a freshman student.
(Pie Kappa Fi and Kie-Fi) Pi Kappa Phi and Chi Phi allegedly violated
alcohol guidelines at two parties.
Police say 18- year- old Valerie Cole is believed to have attended those
parties Friday night.
Tracy Altizer reports.
IN Q=Valerie Cole went to bed
SUPER=01-Jim Hicks/Greek Affairs Coordinator;:35
SUPER=01-Chris Miller/IFC President-elect;:48
OUT Q=Altizer, News 7.
(( Valerie Cole went to bed in her dorm room at four o-clock Saturday morning
and never woke up.
She had been out with friends the night before, and according to police
members of the fraternities reported seeing her at their parties.
Authorities allege Chi Phi and Pi Kappa Phi violated the Interfraternity
Council's Risk Management guidelines concerning alcohol at both parties.
Besides the university suspensions, both fraternities' national offices have
suspended their Radford charters.
To now, fraternities had policed themselves.
Greek Affairs Coordinator Jim Hicks says he's looking for ways to strengthen
((JIM HICKS/GREEK AFFAIRS COORDINATOR: I WAS IN THE PROCESS OF WORKING WITH
THE IFC AND WORKING WITH SOME NATIONAL CONSULTANTS TO DEVELOP SOME MORE
PROACTIVE POLICIES AND MAYBE EMPOWERING THE IFC TO GET OUT THERE AND ENFORCE
((CHRIS MILLER/IFC PRESIDENT-ELECT: WE CAN ALWAYS WORK TO IMPROVE IT IN THE
FUTURE, AND I THINK THAT IS NOW IN THE FOREFRONT OF EVERYBODY'S MINDS. THAT'S
AN IMPORTANT THING TO BE THINKING ABOUT AT THIS POINT.))
Authorities could not say whether Cole consumed any alcohol at either party.
They're waiting for blood tests to determine whether alcohol was a factor in
her death. Tracy Altizer, News 7.))
A former Virginia Tech student says she reported being raped by two Tech
football players only to see them back on campus the next semester.
Christy (Bron-KALA) Brzonkala filed an eight million dollar lawsuit in
December, then sold her story to the tabloid television show, "American
Her complaint focuses on Tony Morrison who was originally suspended for two
semester's then allowed to return to Tech in time for the fall football season.
IN Q=I was mad
((CHRISTY BRZONKALA: I WAS MAD. I WAS MAD AS HELL. I WAS SO ANGRY.))
OUT Q=was so angry.
Though she did not go to police when the incident occurred in 1994,
Virginia's Attorney General has since ordered a State Police investigation.
Senator Phil Gramm may throw in the towel on his presidential bid- An
announcement is expected tomorrow.
Elizabeth Kaledin has the latest from New Hampshire.
SUPER=03-Bedford, NH; 00
SUPER=01-Sen. Robert Dole/(R) Presidential Candidate; 13
SUPER=01-Lamar Alexander/(R) Presidential Candidate; 33
SUPER=01-Pat Buchanan/Presidential Candidate; 1:01
SUPER=01-Elizabeth Kaledin/CBS News; 1:24
OUT Q=Bedford, New Hampshire."
((Dole enters New Hampshire with an endorsement from the state's popular
governor Steve Merrill and today received a warm welcome from the state
legislature where he gave a speech laced with talk of a return to American
New Hampshire's citizen legislature is a predominantly Republican
group which is said to be divided between Dole and Lamar Alexander. Alexander
finished third in Iowa sending him into New Hampshire a solid
LAMAR ALEXANDER/PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE:
I WANT AN AMERICA WHERE EVERYONE DOES MORE FOR THEIR COUNTRY.
Sharing the momentum with Dole and Alexander is conservative Pat Buchanan who
finished a close second in Iowa and who won 37 percent of the vote here in the
1992 primary. He arrived in New Hampshire primed for battle despite poor
finishes in iowa... Richard Lugar arrived, promising to carry on. Publishing
magnate Steve Forbes remained in New Jersey and cancelled a New Hampshire
event, and Phil Gramm appeared in new hampshire briefly, then boarded a plane
back to Washington.
ELIZABETH KALEDIN/CBS NEWS: GRAMM IS GOING BACK TO TALK STRATEGY WITH CAMPAIGN
STAFF. HE IS PROMISING AN ANNOUNCEMENT SOMETIME TOMORROW. ELIZABETH KALEDIN CBS
NEWS, BEDFORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE.))
With a 21 gun salute, the first soldier to die in Bosnia was buried in his
Hometown in Ohio.
((AMERICA HONORS AND MOURNS SGT. FIRST CLASS DONALD ALLEN DUGEN, BUT HIS FAMILY
AND FRIENDS GRIEVE FOR DONNY.))
OUT Q=GRIEVE FOR DONNY.
Dugan was killed February Third during an explosion that's still under
He was remembered as a child who loved hanging out with his friends and a
man who wanted to make the world a safer place.
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
When News 7 returns, a Lynchburg sports complex takes another step forward,
and the General Assembly considers allowing concealed weapons in restaurants
Toss to Robin
SUPER=#C-380; Weather Roll
Residents of the Roanoke Valley opened their hearts and their pocketbooks
after a fatal fire in January.
More than 500 people and businesses contributed to a fund for the Leftwich
Joe Dashiell has more on where that money is going.
IN Q=On Sunday night
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Sunday Night; :00
SUPER=01-Mark Leftwich/Father; :08
SUPER=04-January 20; :20
SUPER=04-January 25; :33
SUPER=01-Rev. Wayne Harrison/Belmont Baptist Church; :47
OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke
((On Sunday night, musicians donated their time and talent to a benefit for
the Leftwich family at a Roanoke nightclub.
IN Q=It makes me feel
((MARK LEFTWICH/FATHER: IT MAKES ME FEEL WONDERFUL. IT MAKES ME FEEL LIKE
THERE'S A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO REALLY CARE ABOUT US AND REALLY CARES ABOUT THE
NEIGHBORHOOD AND OTHER PEOPLE IN THE NEIGHBORHOODS.))
OUT Q=in the neighborhoods.
Since the fire that killed Christine Duncan and her four grandchildren,
more than 500 individuals and businesses have cared enough to contribute to a
fund administered by Belmont Baptist Church.
And those donations won't be needed for major funeral expenses.
Oakey Funeral Service paid for the caskets and other services. Evergreen
Burial Park provided the vaults. Frank Roupas donated the cemetery plots.
Gerry's Florist contributed flowers. Even the Roanoke Times donated the
IN Q=So far as the funeral expenses
((REV. WAYNE HARRISON/BELMONT BAPTIST CHURCH: SO FAR AS THE FUNERAL EXPENSES
THEMSELVES ARE CONCERNED, THERE ARE ONLY SOME VERY MINOR BILLS THAT ARE STILL
OWED ON THAT AND DUE TO THE GENEROSITY OF THOSE FOLKS AND THOSE COMPANIES THERE
JUST WASN'T A BILL THERE TO BE PAID.))
OUT Q=there to be paid.
The funds haven't been distributed yet...
but church officials say they intend to to see that most of the money goes
to relocate Patricia Leftwich, the woman who lost her mother, four children and
most of her belongings in the Stewart Avenue fire.
Joe Dashiell, News 7.))
A controversial sports complex for the Lynchburg is onme step closer to
City council approved the creation of a sports authority, a non- profit
group that would oversee the funding and construction of the 17- million dollar
The same residents who don't want the project in their neighborhood also
objected to the formation of the authority.
But supporters say this is NOT a neighborhood issue.
IN Q=But we ask
((JEFF DOWNIN/LYNCHBURG CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: BUT WE ASK THAT ALL THE ARGUMENTS
REGARDING THE DETAILS SURROUNDING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THIS AUTHORITY, ISSUES
RELATED TO THE COMPLEX LOCATION, FINANCES, ETC. BE SEEN IN THE CLEAR LIGHT OF
WHAT WE BELIEVE TO BE THEIR TRUE ROOT-- NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERNS.))
SUPER=01-Jeff Downin/Lynchburg Chamber of Commerce; :00
OUT Q=neighborhood concerns.
Council okayed the measure by a 6 to 1 vote, with Mayor Jim Whitaker the
Whitaker said tonight he'll be seeking another four- year term on council,
and he admits the sports complex has become a political hot potato.
IN Q=I live in
((JIM WHITAKER/R- LYNCHBURG MAYOR: I LIVE IN THAT NEIGHBORHOOD... THOSE ARE
SUPER=01-Jim Whitaker/(R) Lynchburg Mayor; :00
OUT Q=those are real concerns.
Whitaker currently is unopposed for the Ward Four seat.
Today was life or death for the 1996 General Assembly's bills to get out of
one chamber and be passed to the other.
Life and death issues were the focal point of Crossover Day.
Ellen Qualls looks at the surprising fate of some abortion and gun -related
IN Q=How are we
SUPER=01-Sen. Joe Gartlan/(D) Fairfax; :00
SUPER=01-Sen. Jack Reasor/(D) Bluefield; :30
SUPER=01-Sen. Janet Howell/(D) Reston; :56
SUPER=01-Sen. Dick Saslaw/(D) Fairfax; 1:07
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
((SEN. JOE GARTLAN: ))
The Senate moved to relax the state's new concealed weapons bill in two
rapid fire actions.
First, allowing court clerks to hand out permits without a judge's review.
((SEN. JACK REASOR: I THINK MOST OF OUR CLERKS AND THEIR DEPUTIES TAKE THEIR
DUTIES VERY SERIOUSLY. THE KIND OF CHARGE THAT WOULD BE PLACED AGAINST THOSE
OFFICIALS -- YOU COULD SAY THE SAME THING ABOUT SOME JUDGES IN THIS STATE.))
The second would allow concealed guns into restaurants and bars that serve
It's a change Virgil Goode fought for and lost on last year.
((SEN. VIRGIL GOODE: AND THERE'S NO PROHIBITION NOW ON WEARING IT IN A HOLSTER
TO ANY PLACE THAT SERVES ALCOHOL ON OR OFF PREMISES.))
((SEN. JANET HOWELL: IF THEY'RE ALLOWING CONCEALED WEAPONS IN, MY FAMILY AIN'T
((SEN. DICK SASLAW: YOU CAN'T DRINK AND DRIVE. YOU CAN'T DRINK AND FLY A
PLANE. BUT YOU CAN DRINK AND PACK HEAT.))
The Senate also made what could be a landmark declaration for abortion
opponents: that a fetus is a person.
It passed a bill that would make killing a fetus -- outside of lawful
abortions -- first degree murder.
((MEANWHILE, THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES HAS FINALLY PASSED WHAT SUPPORTERS CALL A
TRUE PARENTAL NOTIFICATION BILL. IT WOULD MEAN THAT ONLY PARENTS -- NOT
GRANDPARENTS, ADULT SIBLINGS, AUNTS OR UNCLES -- COULD APPROVE A MINOR
DAUGHTER'S ABORTION. THE GOVERNOR WAS SO HAPPY HE CAME AND SOUGHT OUT
REPORTERS TO TELL THEM HE WOULD SIGN THE BILL IF IT PASSES THE SENATE. ELLEN
QUALLS, NEWS 7, RICHMOND.))
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Coming up next on the newscast, advice that female coffee drinkers can take
And we'll meet a new top cat as a London zoo tries to bring back an
MUSIC UP FULL
Two years after he came close to unseating Congressman L-F Payne, Republican
George Landrith is back on the campaign trail.
Landrith addressed supporters at three different spots across the district
If he gets the GOP nomination, Landrith says it doesn't matter who his
Democratic opponent is.
SOT (from Danville feed)
IN Q=Today of course
((GEORGE LANDRITH/R- FIFTH DISTRICT CANDIDATE: TODAY OF COURSE... PEOPLE OF
THE FIFTH DISTRICT.))
SUPER=01-George Landrith/(R) 5th District Candidate; :00
OUT Q=of the 5th District.
Payne today endorsed Rocky Mount state senator Virgil Goode as the man he
wants to take his place in Washington.
Women who drink coffee no longer have to worry that it's hurting their
A new study finds no evidence linking coffee drinking and heart disease.
The study says that includes women who gulp six cups a day.
The study is reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
The field is now set for the 20th annual ODAC Men's Basketball Tournament.
Action begins this Saturday at 1pm with Roanoke battling Eastern Mennonite
followed by the Hampden Sydney/Virginia Wesleyan contest at 3pm.
Then; at 6; Randolph Macon takes on Lynchburg and then Bridgewater plays
Emory and Henry in the night cap at 8. The title game is Monday night.
Chyron in motion
IN Q=first score
OUT Q=last score
The 10th ranked Virginia tech Hokies learned one thing last night. Don't
play with fire.
The Liberty Flames rolled into the cassell and gave Tech an upset scare
before losing 56-53.
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Flames vs. Hokies; :00
The Hokies hit the Cassell floor looking to improve to 19 and 2 and keep
that home win streak alive.
early in the first half; tech up by three; Liberty's Marcus White pulls up
and nails the shot over Shawn Good for 2 of 15 points on the night.
The Flames became an inferno. White dishes to Barry Taylor who gives to
6'10 center Peter Aluma. He powers in for the easy bucket. He scored 14.
Liberty went into the half up 29 to 21, but The Hokies regrouped at
Good steals the rock and drives coast to coast, puts the ball in the
cylinder and draws the foul. Good scored 13.
Bill Foster's troops would tie the game on this shot by Jim Jackson. With
8:33 left in the game we are tied at 44.
Then, Damon Watlington takes a pass from Travis Jackson and snaps the
bottom of the net with this trey for three of his 11 and Tech escapes with a
((BILL FOSTER/VA. TECH COACH:))
SUPER=01-Bill Foster/Va. Tech Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...play all year"
Former G. W. Danville star and now Ferrum Lady Panther Kia Williams became
the school's all time leading scorer last night.
SUPER=03-Ferrum/Lady Panthers vs. Lady Pride;
The senior southpaw went out in style in leading her team to the 93-82
victory over Greensboro.
Williams knocked in this second half free throw to secure the all time
An honorable mention All-American, she went on to score 31 on the night
giving her a career total of 1,241.
Coach Donna Doonan had a gift for the guard as the Ferrum faithful showed
their appreciation for her efforts.
IN Q="She's been...
SUPER=01-Donna Doonan/Ferrum Head Coach;
SUPER=01-Kia Williams/1241 Career Points;
OUT Q=remember it."
GRAPHIC=High School Hoops
Glenvar cliched at least a share of the Pioneer District regualr season
title last night with a 71-57 win over James River.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Glenvar vs James River;
The Highlanders make the steal and Corey Willis gets two of his 15 with this
But the Knights would answer that with a bucket of their own.
Brian Shorter pulls up and sinks the baseline jumper.
The Highlanders were just too strong.
Willis takes this rebound all the way, sinks the three point jumper and
Glenvar takes the game 71 to 57.
SUPER=03-Salem/Spartans vs. Wildcats;
Over in Salem, the Spartans hosted Rockbridge County.
Jason Hannah drives down the lane, dishes off to George Pickral for the
But the Spartans used good 'D' to take control of the game.
Hershel Thomas makes the steal then the pass to Marshal Woolridge.
Woolridge gets the easy lay-in.
Salem continues their dominance, here Thomas fakes the jumper then drives
to the hoop for two of his 20 points.
The Spartans go on to a 80 to 55 victory.
GRAPHIC=High School Hoops
In a Blue Ridge District upset; Lord Botetourt shocked William Byrd
William Fleming and Pulaski County played their rubber match last night on
the Colonels battle grounds.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Cougars vs. Colonels; :00
Fleming's Richard Wilson gives to Brad Dunleavey. he knocks down the shot
for two of his 14 points on the night.
The Cougars stayed close; Jamar McNair collects his own missed shot and
scores the put back, but Fleming wins the rubber match 73-57.
Wipe to boards!!
And still to come tonight, Mike Stevens will have a report from Daytona,
where the week has moved along without an incident to date as the drivers
continue to get along with each other. stay with us.
Speedweeks 96 continued in Daytona today with practice and qualifying.
And while the weather has been anything but cooperative this week; the
drives are getting along just fine. Mikes Stevens has this report from Daytona.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=04-Winston Cup Practice; :00
SUPER=01-Rusty Wallace/Driver - Miller Ford; :22
SUPER=01-Ernie Irvan/Driver - Havoline Ford; :38
SUPER=01-Rick Mast/Driver - Hooters Pontiac; 1:06
OUT Q=News 7 sports"
A London Zoo is celebrating-
the birth of this rare SUMA-tran tiger.
The male is the first to survive birth at the zoo in 30 years.
The parents are among 250 Sumatran tigers in captivity. It's believed
there are only 500 in the wild.
Conservationists warn all tigers are endangered-
At the beginning of the century there were 100,000 tigers in the wild,
now there are barely 6- thousand.