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Take a look at this empty lot.
It'll soon be home to a multi million dollar comapany that's coming to
Residents in West Roanoke County speak out against an industrial park in
Plus that old fashioned breakfast may be bad for you. We'll explain.
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A huge economic boost for the Roanoke Valley.
A new state of the art printing company is coming to the Valley.
The R-R Donnelly printing company is building a multi million dollar
facility in Roanoke County.
Next time you think about ordering a breakfast special, you may want to
A Washington based consumer group says a typical breakfast plate contains a
full day's worth of fat.
Robin says the spring like weather will continue. He'll have the complete
Join us for News 7 at eleven.
A big win for the Roanoke Valley on the job front.
One of the largest printing companies in the world will put a
state-of-the-art plant in the western part of Roanoke County.
Len Besthoff has the story.
IN Q=Roanoke County
SUPER=01-Brian Duncan/Roanoke Co. Econ. Development;
SUPER=01-John Pecaric/R-R Donnelley;
OUT Q=LB, News-7.
Roanoke County leaders were giddy, even horsing around after governor Allen
presented them a jumbo check chock full of industrial incentive money from the
After nine months of talks the R-R Donnelley printing company has agreed to
build a multi-million-dollar facility that will take up nearly all the space in
the county's new industrial park.
SOT TAPE TWO 14:27:32
IN Q=I've never
((BRIAN DUNCAN/ROANOKE COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: I'VE NEVER BEEN IN A
PROJECT IN MY LIFE, IN MY CAREER, WHERE IT WAS A TEAM ATMOSPHERE THROUGH THE
WHOLE NEGOTIATION...WE KNEW WHAT THEY WANTED, HONESTLY, AND THEY KNEW WHAT WE
OUT Q=we could do.
R-R Donnelley already has a magazine plant in Lynchburg that employs 750
But it's building a new plant in Roanoke County because of a growing trend
in the book business; customers want to manage their inventories better, and
that requires smaller orders on shorter notice.
SOT TAPE ONE 13:56:58
IN Q=And that's
((JOHN PECARIC/R.R. DONNELLEY: AND THAT'S THE BIGGEST REASON THAT WE'VE
DESIGNED THE NEW ROANOKE PLANT SPECIFICALLY TO PRINT COLOR BOOKS, IN SMALL
PRINT RUNS, ECONOMICALLY.))
OUT Q=small print runs economically.
The new facility will initially have 175 workers when it opens next April,
but that number could eventually go to 750 if R-R Donnelley completes all three
phases of the project it has planned.
Pay will range from 10-to-14-dollars-an-hour.
Len Besthoff, News-7.
R-R Donnelley HAS annual sales averaging SIX-BILLION-DOLLARS-a-year.
And it prints half of books on the New York Times bestseller list.
Meanwhile, economic development isn't exactly music to the ears of many
West County residents.
The county wants to re-zone residential property for commercial and
But residents say they don't want more business in their backyards.
Kimberly McBroom has the story.
IN Q=Why is the county
SUPER=07-David Shelor; :00
SUPER=07-Shirl Suits; :17
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :27
SUPER=01-Spike Harrison/Catawba District Supervisor; :55
OUT Q=McBroom, News 7
SOT tape 1 7:43:10
((DAVID SHELOR: WHY IS THE COUNTY CONSISTENTLY AND CONSTANTLY DOGGING WEST
COUNTY FOR EVERY INDUSTRIAL REVENUE- PRODUCING, EVERY WATER- PRODUCING, EVERY
TRASH DEPOSITORY PROJECT AND EVERYTHING ELSE YOU CAN THING OF. ))
SOT TAPE 1 7:53:52
((SHIRL SUITS: THE ONLY TIME WE DO RECEIVE ATTENTION FROM THE COUNTY IS WHEN
THEY WANT SOMETHING-- AND THEIR PROPOSED INDUSTRIAL SITES ARE THE ULTIMATE
In case you couldn't tell-- many west Roanoke county residents don't feel
very neighborly toward new industry.
At a community meeting, county officials briefed them on the proposed sites
for rezoning-- about 45 parcels of land in west county.
Residents' concerns ranged from increased traffic to higher taxes.
Meanwhile, county officials repeatedly told residents they have their best
interest at heart.
But one supervisor says it's not only a matter of re-zoning, but also a
matter of trust.
SOT TAPE 2 8:48:13
((SPIKE HARRISON/CATAWBA DISTRICT SUPERVISOR: I SEE I'VE GOT A TOUGH JOB TO
TRY TO RESTORE SOME OF THE TRUST. THE ZONING, THEY MADE OBVIOUS-- THAT'S
DEFINITELY A MESSAGE THAT'S GOING TO GO BACK TO THE REST OF THE BOARD THAT THIS
IS JUST PLAIN NOT WANTED. ))
Standup here tape 2
The county did get the public input it asked for on the proposed
re-zoning. But it looks to be a long road ahead before anything is written in
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.
A major fireworks company hopes to seal a deal next month to expand to the
Radford Army Ammunition Plant.
A formal announcement is tentatively scheduled for March 8th.
The New York- based Fireworks by Grucci (GREW-chee) is considered the
nation's premier displayer of fireworks.
In 1983, an explosion leveled its Bellport plant on Long Island, killing
two Grucci family members and damaging 30 nearby homes.
Vice President of Operations Phil Grucci says the arsenal site already meets
the safety requirements intended to prevent similar tragedies.
A Floyd County woman could spend the rest of her life behind bars.
This afternoon, 42 year old Denise Lomax was convicted of murdering her
SUPER=03-Floyd Co./August 4, 1995
In August, Sheriff's deputies found the body of 25 year old Daniel McPeak
with a fatal gunshot wound to the back.
Commonwealth's Attorney Gino Williams said the verdict came as no surprise.
IN Q=If the evidence
((GINO WILLIAMS/FLOYD COUNTY COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: IF THE EVIDENCE WAS
INCONSISTENT WITH WHAT SHE SAID HAPPENED THEN I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S THAT
SURPRISING AN OUTCOME. THAT'S WHAT JURIES DO. IT'S PART OF THE SYSTEM AND I
CAN'T DISAGREE WITH THAT. THAT'S THEIR JOB. THEY DID IT AND I THINK THEY DID IT
SUPER=01-Gino Williams/Floyd Co. Commonwealth's Attny.;
OUT Q=did it well
Lomax testified the shooting was an accident, and that she had no intention
of hurting McPeak.
She plans to appeal the jury's decision.
An inmate serving life terms for homicide and rape escaped from the Powhatan
Correctional Center this morning.
It is not known how 38 year old Geoffrey Alan Ward got out.
About 185 Corrections officials and 45 state troopers are searching for the
man convicted of the 1984 murder and rape of two women.
Ward was sentenced to eight life terms for the murders.
He is a white male, six foot two, 170 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.
A busy day for Pittsylvania County authorities rounding up suspects after an
undercover drug investigation.
By late this afternoon, they had arrested 20- suspects, including a
Authorities were still searching for 32- others.
The undercover investigation began last June and involved law enforcement
officers from six different agencies.
Most of the arrests involved the sale and distribution of cocaine.
IN Q=This we hope
((HAROLD PLASTER/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SHERIFF: THIS WE HOPE MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE,
IT'S AN ONGOING PLIGHT IN PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, VIRGINIA, THE UNITED STATES TO
GET RID OF DRUGS, I DON'T THINK WE'LL EVER GET RID OF IT, BUT IN LAW
ENFORCEMENT WE'LL CONTINUE TO ENFORCE THE LAWS AGAINST ILLEGAL DRUGS. ))
OUT Q=against illegal drugs.
Plaster expects more arrests.
The undercover investigation was dubbed "Operation Iroc (EYE-ROCK)".
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Still to come after this break, a state politician is charged with indecent
The trial of rapper Snoop Doggy Dog is over,
and enviromentalists are concerned as a tanker dumps 19 million gallons of
crude oil into the ocean.
Toss to Robin
SUPER=#C-380; Weather Roll
Rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg beat the rap.
A jury today deadlocked on manslaughter charges against the rapper- so the
judge declared a mistrial.
It was just yesterday that Snoop Doggy Dogg- whose real name is Calvin
Broadus- and his bodyguard were found innocent of murder.
They two were on trial for the 1993 drive by shooting of a gang member.
A dozen tug boats have freed a grounded tanker-
SUPER=03-St. Ann's Head, Wales;
but not before 19 million gallons of oil spilled out near a British
((IT'S JUST AN APPALLING MESS. IT'S A REAL NIGHTMARE.))
((MIKE BAINES/WILDLIFE TRUST: IT'S GOING TO GET INTO THE FOOD CHAIN. IT'S GOING
TO BE THERE FOR MONTHS IF NOT YEARS.))
SUPER=01-Mike Baines/Wildlife Trust; :05 quick!!
OUT Q=IF NOT YEARS."
Environmentalists say oil has surrounded two islands that are home to seals
and sea birds.
The tanker spilled 19 million gallons- eight million more than the Exxon
Valdez in 1989.
Pat Buchanan, Bob Dole and Lamar Alexander cranked up their campaigns
As Regina Blakely reports they're gearing up for the next round of
SUPER=03-Sioux Falls, SD; 00
SUPER=01-Lamar Alexander/(R) Presidential Candidate; 25
SUPER=01-Pat Buchanan/(R) Presidential Candidate; 44
SUPER=01-Regina Blakely/CBS News; 58
OUT Q=CBS News, Bedford."
((Calling New Hampshire a bump in the road, Dole headed to the Dakotas voters
there along with those in Arizona will vote next Tuesday. Dole's target- tear
BOB DOLE/R-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE:
IT'S A RACE BETWEEN THE MAINSTREAM AND THE EXTREME.
Alexander all but ignored by Dole was trying to build up his southern base.
His line- Dole just can't cut it arguing he is the only mainstream
LAMAR ALEXANDER, R-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: BOB DOLE HAS NO NEW IDEAS.. SHOULD
MOVE OUT OF THE WAY.
Buchanan was in South Carolina which holds it's primary March 2nd.
Fortifying his conservative support.. he lashed out at Dole as the
establishment candidate portraying himself as the representative of the
PAT BUCHANAN, R-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE:
BOTH PARTIES IN DC THEY'RE HIERARCHY, THEY DON'T UNDERSTAND OR DON'T
CARE ABOUT THE LITTLE GUY. THE REASON WE ARE DOING WELL DO REPRESENT THESE
THE PROBLEM FOR BUCHANAN AND ALEXANDER ARE A LACK OF MONEY AND
ORGANIZATION. THEIR STRONG SHOWINGS HERE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE WILL CERTAINLY
HELP. BUT WITH THE PRIMARIES SO CLOSE TOGETHER, DOLE WHO HAS PLENTY OF
BOTH HAS THE ADVANTAGE DESPITE HIS POOR SHOWING SO FAR WITH THE VOTERS. REGINA
BLAKELY, CBS NEWS, BEDFORD.))
Reaction in Virginia to the New Hampshire primary has been mixed.
Former Virginia Lieutenant Governor candidate Mike Farris is one of three
NATIONAL chairmen for Pat Buchanan's campaigns.
Farris says Buchanan is, in his words, "freaking the establishment out."
The party's figurehead in Virginia is part of that establishment.
IN Q=His words
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: HIS WORDS AND RHETORIC CHARGE FOLKS UP WITH HIM. BUT I
DON'T SEE THAT GETTING TOO FAR BEYOND THAT GROUP WHO IS FOR HIM. I THINK SOME
OF HIS POLICIES, INSOFAR AS THE ECONOMIC POLICIES, HIS TRADE POLICIES, I DON'T
THINK IT'S AT ALL DESIRABLE TO WALL IN AMERICANS AND TO WALL IN THE PEOPLE OF
THE UNITED STATES WITHIN THIS COUNTRY, WHICH ARE THE IMPLICATIONS OF HIS
POLICIES. THOSE WOULD BE BAD POLICIES FOR VIRGINIA.))
OUT Q=for Virginia.
Allen has endorsed Bob Dole.
Democrat Don Beyer is almost gleeful about Buchanan's success.
IN Q=I think
((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: I THINK PAT BUCHANAN CAN DO VERY WELL IN VIRGINIA. HE
HAS STRONG ORGANIZATION HERE. I KNOW THE GOVERNOR'S LEADING BOB DOLE'S
CAMPAIGN, AND HE BETTER HOPE THAT IT'S OVER BEFORE THEY GET TO VIRGINIA.))
OUT Q=to Virginia.
Both Allen and Beyer say Virginia's convention in June may actually be
critical this year, if the race is still close at that point.
A Republican member of Virginia's House of Delegates says he will fight an
indecent exposure charge.
36- year old Suffolk lawmaker Robert Nelms has little to say about his
arrest last Thursday in a Richmond park.
IN Q=I hope
((DEL. ROBERT NELMS/(R) SUFFOLK: I HOPE IT'S NOT AN ISSUE BECAUSE I DON'T
THINK. I THINK IT'S GONNA BE -- taken care of? EXACTLY. IT'S NOT, IT'S NOT,
IT SHOULDN'T BE THERE, SO.))
SUPER=01-Del. Robert Nelms/(R) Suffolk;
OUT Q=there, so.
Police say Nelms was alone at the time of the alleged incident.
He's married, has one child, and coaches a Little League team back in
Nelms is in his third term as a Delegate.
He's an environmental consultant by profession.
Police maintain the shooting of a man during a three and a half hour
standoff was warranted.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Night;
Roanoke County police Lieutenant G-W Roche (Roach) shot David Ira Bell in the
chest last night.
Police say that was after Bell pointed a loaded gun at officers and refused
to put the gun down.
Police were called to Keffer Road in Catawba on a domestic dispute call.
When they got there--they found Bell in the yard with the handgun.
Family members had locked themselves in a bedroom to get away from him.
Bell was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
The investigation is continuing and charges against Bell are pending.
Two Giles County teens may face misdemeanor charges for pulling a suicide
Giles County prosecutor Garland Spangler says he'll decide tomorrow whether
to file charges.
Divers spent two days searching the New River for a 14 year- old girl whose
friend told authorities Sunday she had jumped off a bridge.
Investigators now says the girl did NOT jump, and was never in the river.
The 14 year- old is hospitalized for psychiatric treatment.
News- 7 is not reporting the name of either teen because of their age.
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
When News 7 returns,
the food police are striking again. What some call the most important meal of
the day, may be the most harmful.
MUSIC UP FULL
Lynchburg's Democratic party will not nominate any candidates for the
upcoming city council elections, claiming the panel is already "too partisan".
That doesn't mean there will be a shortage of names on the ballot come May
Today, funeral director Carl Hutcherson announced his independent bid for
the at- large seat that's up for grabs.
Hutcherson says Lynchburg residents are getting tired of city council's
IN Q=I believe that
((CARL HUTCHERSON/I- LYNCHBURG COUNCIL CANDIDATE: I BELIEVE THAT THERE IS A
MOOD IN OUR CITY THAT DESIRES CHANGE, A MOOD IN OUR CITY THAT WANTS TO SEE US
COME MORE TOGETHER AS A COMMUNITY.))
SUPER=01-Carl Hutcherson/(I) Lynchburg Council Candidate; :00
OUT Q=as a community.
Meanwhile incumbent Republican Jim Curling says he's being forced to seek
re- election as an independent.
Curling says the GOP has abandoned him despite his forty years as a party
IN Q=I have won
((JIM CURLING/LYNCHBURG CITY COUNCIL: I HAVE WON ELECTIONS OVER DEMOCRATS, I'VE
WON ELECTIONS OVER INDEPENDENTS, AND I'VE WON ELECTIONS OVER WOMEN AND I'VE WON
ELECTIONS OVER MEN. THIS MIGHT GIVE ME AN OPPORTUNITY TO WIN AN ELECTION OVER A
SUPER=01-Jim Curling/Lynchburg City Council; :00
OUT Q=over a Republican.
Curling is being challenged by former party chairman Robert Garber for his
Ward Three seat.
Group Three-A basketball tournament action for you tonight, plus UVa hoop
Some interesting news from the NFL and college athletics.
Speaking of college, the Dixie Conference passed out its postseason honors
tonight and Ferrum came up huge.
Alleghany's Michael HUnter was named the league's rookie of the year for the
men, and on the women's side Kia Williams and Donna Doonan were picked as
player and coach of the year.
Congrats to them.
Now let's roll through the numbers.
(/////Sports chyron motion///)
SPORTS CHYRON MOTION
IN Q=FIRST SCORE
OUT Q=...LAST SCORE
TAKE A BREAK
The Virginia Cavaliers were back in action last night looking for an upset
win over one of the two top teams in the ACC, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.
The normally poor shooting Cavs came out smoking last night!!
Courtney Alexander makes the great one on one move on the left wing and hits
the jumper. Five minutes into the game it 15-to-4 Virginia.
The Cavs kept coming in the first 20 minutes. This time Chris Alexander
pounds the boards and get the follow jam to keep the lead in double digits.
But back comes Tech, Stephon Marbury with the steal, the drive, and the dish
to Drew Barry, who jams it home. UVa's lead is cut to 36-to-32 at halftime.
Georgia Tech would continue its march in the second half as Matt Harpring
scored a career high 30 points.
The Yellow Jackets hand UVa its 13th loss of the season with a 84 to 75 win.
Don't look now but the James Madison Dukes have now won three in row!!
Last night the Dukes get their first road win of the year as they top East
SUPER=03-Greenville, NC/HTS; :00
Lefty was relaxed and very at ease during the first half of this one even
though his team trailed most of the way.
Roanoke's own Timmy Basham, the former Patrick Henry Patriots nails the
jumper for the Pirates.
Basham would get loose for another hoops as he takes the nice feed and
converts East Carolina led by 6 at the half.
SUPER=33-James Madison/=72/East Carolina/=70;
But JMU would turn it up the final 20 minutes with Charles Lott scoring 26
points and leading the Dukes to a 72-to-70 win.
Larry Johnson scored 32 as the Hornets beat the Bullets last night
96 to 92.
SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/Heat vs. Sixers; :00
But nothing could top the fiasco in Philly as the Heat and Sixers tied a 41
year old record for the fewest points scored in game.
The Heat beat the Sixers 66-to-57 as the two teams combined for 44 turnovers
and made just 51 shots out of 146 attempts.
It's the second lowest total since the shot clock was introduced.
Again the final 66-to-57 Heat.
The Roanoke Valley district semi-finals took center stage at the Salem Civic
Center last night with four teams battling for a spot in Saturday night's
SUPER=03-Salem/Pulaski vs. Fleming; :00
In the opener, the regular season champion William Fleming Colonels hosted
Fleming opened the game with an 8-to-nothing run thanks in part to some on
the mark perimeter shooting. RJ Reynolds knocks down this trey for 3 of his 10
points on the night.
The Cougars answered with their own SUPER=33-William Fleming/=70/Pulaski
marksman, Jamar McNair who did his best to keep it close with a couple of
But Fleming ends Pulaski's season as Brad Dunleavy tickles the twine as the
Colonels move on with the 70-to-47 win.
((MARSHALL ASHFORD/FLEMING HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Marshall Ashford/Fleming Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...they did"
SUPER=04-Patrick Henry vs. Cave Spring;
In the night cap; Patrick Henry and cave Spring got together. Retiring Woody
Deans was hardly ready to give up the clip board just yet.
IN Q=""This is
((WOODY DEANS/PATRICK HENRY HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Woody Deans/Patrick Henry Head Coach; :00(QUICK)
OUT Q=...for that"
He's not only a good coach, but he predicts the future as well. PH went on
to beat the Knights 73-51.
Patriot Boo Battle led the way with a game high 21 points, most of which
came in blue collar fashion from deep in the paint.
Billy Frantz and the Knights did go on a second half run, but it was too
little too late. Frantz finished with a team high 12 points.
SUPER=33-Patrick Henry/=73/Cave Spring/=51;
Ronnie Casey with the bullet pass to Malik Shareek. PH advances to the RVD
title. The Pats will meet William Fleming Saturday at 7:15 at the Salem Civic
The unbeaten and top ranked 3A team in the state, George Washington took
the floor tonight in the Western District semifinals, picking up a big win over
SUPER=03-Danville/Pioneers vs. Eagles;
The pep band was rockin and rollin down in Southside tonight.
And the Eagles were smokin'. Big Tyrone Robertson takes the feed and
knocks down the turnaround.
Then watch Marcus Cunningham with the slick crossover and pullup J for 2 of
his 17 on the night.
Heritage tried to stay in it. Kevin Lambert bombs away with the corner
trey for 3 of his game high 27, but the Pioneers trailed by 11 at the break.
Danville poured it on in the second. Bobby Wimbush gets the SUPER=33-G.W.
stickback and 2 of his 19 as GW advances to Friday's Western District final 94
Still to come on this Wednesday night, some football news and
news concerning a group of area youth hockey players who are heading to the
great white north tomorrow morning.
One of the NFL's most talented and outspoken defenders signed a free agent
SUPER=03-Chicago, IL; :00
The Bears inked former Miami Pro Bowl linebacker Bryan Cox to a four year $13
million dollar contract.
Cox has been known to get a little excited on the field, but he says there's
a reason for his hyper behavior.
IN Q="This is ...
((BRYAN COX/SIGNS WITH BEARS FOR $13 MILLION:))
SUPER=01-Bryan Cox/Signs With Bears for $13 Million; :00
OUT Q=...AND MY KIDS."
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC; :00
The Carolina Panthers also introduced their newest acquisition today.
Cornerback Eric Davis Davis leaves the 49ers for $11 million bucks to play in
SUPER=03-Carlisle, PA; :00
Former Washington Redskins head coach Richie Petitbon had a chance to get
back in the NFl today, but he has turned down an offer to become Baltimore's
first defensive coordinator.
Petitbon has been retired since
the Redskins fired him after the 1993 season.
He says he wants to stay retired and concentrate on his business interests.
The Roanoke Junior Express hockey team leaves for Montreal Canada
tomorrow morning where the squad will play four games this weekend in a youth
hockey tournament that features 50 teams from around the world!
SUPER=03-Roanoke/February 16; :00
Last Friday; the junior Express unveiled their new jersey's during
intermission of the Roanoke/South Carolina game. The team raised the 15
thousand dollars needed for tournament fees, hotel accommodations and for the
new attire; A big "thank you" goes to Roanoke supporters.
((PATRICK SAVARD/JUNIOR EXPRESS PLAYER:))
SUPER=01-Patrick Savard/Junior Express Player; :00
OUT Q=...appreciate it"(double out)
The team will play at least four games in Montreal starting with two games
this Friday. The tournament field includes teams from Europe as well Canada.
IN Q="It's a great...
OUT Q=...best we can"
Today is Ash Wednesday-
The begining of Lent for the World's Roman Catholics.
OUT Q=NAT SOUND."
During the 40 days of Lent Catholics traditionally fast and repent for
Pope John Paul called on the worlds Catholics to usher in a new Evangelism.
Next time you sit down to order breakfast you might want to think again-
A restaurant breakfast of two eggs, pancakes, bacon and sausage socks up
calories and cholesterol.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest- says the Denny's Grand slam
breakfast has as much fat as two McDonalds quarter pounders.
((JANE HURLEY/CSPI NUTRITIONIST: IT GIVES YOU ALMOST A DAYS FAT, SATURATED FAT,
AND SODIUM AND TWO DAYS WORTH OF CHOLESTEROL AND ONE THOUSAND AND ONE
SUPER=01-Jane Hurley/CSPI Nutritionist;
OUT Q=and 1001 calories.
A better choice- cereal, juice and toast with jelly.