Up next on News 7-
A possible arrest in Israel's deadly wave of bombings.
Plus we'll hear from the local Jewish community as it reacts to the attack.
Also, Lamar Alexander says he'll pull out of the Presidential race under
And K-C of K-C and the Sunshine band talks about his battle with the bulge.
News 7 is next.
Palestinian security forces tonight say they've arrested a man in the wave
of suicide bombings that have blasted Israel.
SUPER=03-Tel Aviv, Israel;
A senior officer says the 28-year old suspect is the mastermind
of three of the last four bombings.
People in the local Jewish community are reacting to the attack.
At eleven, we'll hear from students who are heading to Israel.
Plus Lamar Alexander says if he doesn't win the Florida primary he's
pulling out of the presidential race.
Join us for News 7 at eleven.
Palestinian Security forces say they've arrested a man in the suicide
bombings that have blasted Israel.
A senior officer says the 28 year old suspect is the mastermind of three
of the last four bombings.
The officer says the man is a student in teacher's training in the West
((18:04:42 more nat sound))
SUPER=03-Tel Aviv, Israel;
Meanwhile this is the scene tonight in Tel Aviv- Israeli's shouting out
against the attack.
People protested and fighting broke out in the streets.
14 people were killed and 100 hurt in today's blast.
Jesse Schulman has the latest on this deadly attack from Tel Aviv.
SUPER=03-Tel Aviv, Israel; 00
SUPER=01-Shimon Peres/Israeli Prime Minister; 10 quick!
SUPER=01-Jesse Schulman/CBS News; 1:01
OUT Q=Tel Aviv."
((Police now say the bomber was on foot. He triggered his deadly charge at one
of Tel Aviv's busiest streetcorners, just outside the city's biggest downtown
Sidewalks and stores were full of pedestrians and afternoon shoppers... blast,
shrapnel and flying glass tore through the crowds among those struck, children
in costume, on their way to celebrations of a Jewish festival, Purim.
Islamic radicals have now carried out four deadly attacks in nine days,
killing well over 50 people, and at this hour the death toll still seems sure
(SHIMON PERES/ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER, PARAPHRASED, WE WILL SURVIVE THIS)
Soon after the attack, embattled Prime Minister Shimon Peres was calling on
Israelis not to lose faith.
He insisted PLO Chief Yasser Arafat had to keep his end of the peace bargain.
And Arafat promised to work with israel to uproot terrorism, roundly
condemning the attack and the attackers, though his actions thus far have been
less convincing than his words.
JESSE SHULMAN/CBS NEWS: SHIMON PERES ANNOUNCED THE FORMATION OF A NEW TASK
FORCE TO COMBAT MUSLIM MILITANTS THAT WILL HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO STRIKE EVEN IN
P.L.O. CONTROLLED AREAS. JESSE SCHULMAN, CBS NEWS, TEL AVIV.))
On the same day as this deadly terrorist bombing in Israel-- a Jewish
holiday is celebrated in Roanoke.
As Kimberly McBroom reports, local Jews found it a timely celebration of
IN Q= This mardi- gras like party
SUPER=01-Rabbi Jerome Fox/Beth Israel Synagogue; :17
SUPER=03-Tel Aviv, Israel; :32
SUPER=01-Jonathon Kurshan/William Fleming Sophomore; 1:03
SUPER=01-Abby Fifer/Patrick Henry Sophomore; 1:12
OUT Q=McBroom, News 7
SOT tape 2 nat sound of celebration
This mardi gras- like party is the Festival of Purim. It honors the Jews'
victory over their enemies.
But in the midst of their joyful play, some in the Jewish community feel
peace in the middle east may be put on hold-- at least for now.
SOT tape 1 4:09:37
((RABBI JEROME FOX/BETH ISRAEL SYNAGOGUE: WE WERE HOPING FOR THE PEACE PROCESS.
WE WERE SUPPORTING THE PEACE PROCESS. BUT IT'S JUST INTOLERABLE FOR ISRAEL TO
SUFFER THAT KIND OF CIVILIAN ATTACK OVER AND OVER AGAIN AND DO NOTHING. ))
Meanwhile, U-S legislators believe those guilty of the bombings should be
punished-- but not at the cost of peace.
SOT tape 1 7:27:18
((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/R- SIXTH DISTRICT: WE NEED TO ENCOURAGE THE ISRAELIS IN
SPITE OF THE ATROCITIES THAT THEY'RE TAKING, TO CONTINUE TO DEAL WITH THOSE
PALESTINIANS WHO TRULY DO WANT TO HAVE PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST. ))
The younger generation says it is important for them as well.
These students are among a delegation from Roanoke heading to Israel next
It'll be the fifth trip for Jonathon Kurshan-- who believes the Holy Land
takes care of those who journey there.
SOT tape 2 8:18:32
((JONATHON KURSHAN/WILLIAM FLEMING SOPHOMORE: I'M NOT SCARED REALLY, I MEAN,
YEAH, THERE'S BOMBS GOING OFF AND PEOPLE DYING-- BUT I REALLY FEEL SAFE IN
SOT tape 2 8:14:43
((ABBY FIFER/PATRICK HENRY SOPHOMORE: IN A WAY, I KIND OF FEEL LIKE MY GOING
TO ISRAEL IS SAYING, I'M NOT GOING TO STAY BACK FROM ISRAEL-- WE WILL OVERCOME
THESE ENEMIES. ))
But she still hopes peace will return to the Holy Land.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.
A jury is hearing the case of a man accused of murdering a Danville
bartender five years ago.
Prosecutors say Thomas Alvis Martin set fire to a white Corvette in
September of 1990.
41 year old Paul Nathaniel Deshazo owned the car.
Six days later-- his body was found near the site.
Martin wasn't charged with killing Deshazo until last fall.
According to testimony, the victim's girlfriend used to date Martin.
Prosecutors hinted the accused may have been upset over the couple's
Martin, however, says he's innocent.
Defense attorney's in opening statements said Deshazo was a drug dealer who
was possibly killed by someone interested in drugs and money.
Trial continues tomorrow. (-------0---------)
An occupational therapist went to jail today in Roanoke for molesting one
of his patients.
The sentencing guidelines for James Gary Nowlin (NOW-lin) called for NO
time to serve.
But the judge decided to ignore the guidelines, declaring prison time
"absolutely necessary" in Nowlin's case.
Judge Clifford Weckstein put him away for four and a half years.
IN Q=I believe
((TONY ANDERSON/NOWLIN'S LAWYER: I BELIEVE THAT HE CONSIDERED THE FACT THAT
THIS MAN WAS IN A POSITION OF TRUST AND HAVING VIOLATED THAT TRUST, YOU HAVE TO
PROTECT THOSE WHO CAN'T PROTECT THEMSELVES. ))
SUPER=01-Tony Anderson/Nowlin's Attorney
OUT Q=protect themselves.
Nowlin had pled guilty in November, and by the time he arrived in court for
sentencing today, he had already surrendered his license as a therapist and was
ready to make a public apology to the victim's family... and his own.
His lawyer indicated Nowlin was trying too hard to rehabilitate the
IN Q=I think he
((ALICE EKIRCH/PROSECUTOR: I THINK HE WENT BEYOND THE NORMAL STEPS OF
COMPASSION AND CARING WHEN HE DID THIS TO THE VICTIM.))
OUT Q=to the victim.
The victim's mother said she was happy with the four and a half year
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
When News 7 returns, Country Music loses one of its best known stars, Newt
Gingrich endorses his choice for the Republican nomination,
as one of the GOP contenders says he maybe out of the race soon.
Toss to Robin
SUPER=#C-380; Weather Roll
Country comedienne and Grand Ole Opry star Minnie Pearl has died.
Pearl, whose real name was Sarah Cannon, was known for her hayseed humor,
her shrill greeting of
``howdyyyy,'' and her flowered hat with the dangling price tag.
The longtime Opry regular also was a star on T-V's
The cause of death has not been released.
Pearl was forced to give up performing after suffering a stroke
in 1991. She was admitted to a Nashville hospital February 25th for
a brain seizure.
Minnie Pearl was 83.
Voters in eight states cast ballots tomorrow in what's being called the
Junior Tuesday Primary.
Georgia is possibly the most significant race where 42 delegates are
House Speaker Newt Gingrich cast his mail-in vote in the Georgia primary-
putting his support behind Senator Bob Dole.
((NEWT GINGRICH/R- HOUSE SPEAKER: SENATOR DOLE'S A VERY CLOSE PERSONAL FRIEND.
WE'VE WORKED VERY CLOSELY OVER THE LAST YEAR AND HALF. I THINK HE'S DONE AN
OUTSTANDING JOB IN LEADING THE SENATE.))
SUPER=01-Newt Gingrich/(R) House Speaker;
OUT Q=leading the Senate."
wipe wipe wipe
**********wipe wipe wipe
Presidential hopeful Lamar Alexander tried some inventive negotiating
tonight in Boston.
Bob Dole supporters have been urging Alexander to quit the race- and he
says he will if...
IN Q=I'll get out
((LAMAR ALEXANDER/R- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I'LL GET OUT IF HE BEATS ME IN
FLORIDA, AND IF I BEAT HIM IN FLORIDA, THEN I THINK I'M THE NOMINEE. I'M
HELPING THE REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP SOLVE THEIR PROBLEM. ))
SUPER=01-Lamar Alexander/(R) Presidential Candidate;
OUT Q=solve their problem.
Alexander has not won a primary yet, and says he does not expect to do well
in the New England primaries.
General Assembly committees worked into the evening -- their deadline to act
on bills they've put off sending to the House or Senate floor in the final days
of the 1996 session.
A Senate committee tonight DID IN parental notification for minor abortions
for the second time this session.
But even so the bill's chances of passage are better than ever this year.
Ellen Qualls reports.
IN Q=As far as
SUPER=01-Sen. Janet Howell/(D) Reston; :35
SUPER=01-Sen. Dick Saslaw/(D) Springfield; :45
SUPER=01-Sen. Warren Barry/(R) Fairfax; 1:01
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
(( Its supporters rolled out the friendliest version they could today in the
unfriendly Senate Education and Health Committee -- joking at one point that
they'd allow a pregnant teen to notify a telephone pole if it would get the
bill to the Senate floor.
((SEN. STEVE NEWMAN: AS FAR AS I GO, I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT ENOUGH TO OFFER
THE AMENDMENTS, AND THEN MY VOTE WILL BE ON THE FLOOR TO TAKE THESE AMENDMENTS
OFF. SO THERE'S NOTHING SINISTER ABOUT IT. IT'S VERY UP FRONT AND CLEAR. AND
HERE AGAIN, IF IT WOULD REQUIRED NOTIFYING A TELEPHONE POLE, THAT'S WHAT I'D DO
TO LET IT MOVE ONTO THE FULL FLOOR WHERE WE COULD HAVE AN OPEN DEBATE.))
((SEN. JANET HOWELL: IF WE LET THIS OUT WITH THESE AMENDMENTS ON IT, YOU WILL
HAVE THE VOTES TO RIP IT OFF. AND WE WILL HAVE A BILL THAT MANY OF US
VEHEMENTLY THINK IS VERY DESTRUCTIVE OF YOUNG WOMEN.))
SOT TAPE TWO 16:25:50
((SEN. DICK SASLAW: YOU KNOW IT AND I KNOW IT. IT IS MEN WHO COME DOWN HERE
YEAR IN AND YEAR OUT, AND INSIST ON RAMMING THEIR THOUGHTS AND WHAT THEY
BELIEVE DOWN THE THROATS OF THE WOMEN. AND IT DOESN'T OCCUR JUST IN VIRGINIA,
IT OCCURS ACROSS AMERICA.))
SOT TAPE TWO 16:32:30
((SEN. WARREN BARRY: SENATOR SASLAW IS WELL AWARE THAT THIS COMMITTEE WAS
STACKED WITH THIS PARTICULAR QUESTION IN MIND WHEN IT WAS ORGANIZED. AND I
DON'T THINK HE WOULD DENY THAT. AND I THINK IT'S A FACT. BUT I ALSO, IN
ANSWERING SOME OF THE QUESTIONS ABOUT WE GUYS OR YOU GUYS ARE TRYING TO JAM IT
DOWN SOMEBODY'S THROAT, I'D LIKE TO SAY RIGHT OFF THE BAT THAT I'M
(( Senator Barry is for abortion rights, but he's also for parental
And he's telling the anti-abortion forces though that he will work to get
this bill referred to the anti- abortion Courts committee.
If that doesn't work, expect it to pop up somewhere on the Senate floor this
Ellen Qualls News 7 Richmond.))
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Up next on News 7, a former rock star of the 1970's says he wants to Duke it
out to lose weight,
and it's a loss for two downtown districts' but a gain for Christiansburg.
MUSIC UP FULL
Two years after building a store in the busy Christiansburg retail area,
Heironimus is closing.
Grand Piano and Furniture Company is snapping up the space, but the move
comes at the expense of two downtown districts. Tracy Altizer reports.
IN Q=Grand Piano was the last
SUPER=03-Radford; :09 QUICK
SUPER=01-Arnold Saari/Blacksburg Downtown Merchants; :31
OUT Q=Altizer, News 7.
(( Grand Piano was the last major retailer doing business in Blacksburg.
It's been a vital downtown anchor.
But Grand is closing its Blacksburg and Radford stores, consolidating its
New River Valley business into the Heironimus building in Christiansburg.
In Radford, Grand's lease is up.
But in Blacksburg, the company says a difficult building layout and an even
tougher parking problem led to the decision to close there.
Blacksburg merchants fear until the town has a parking garage, that's a
problem that won't go away.
((ARNOLD SAARI/BLACKSBURG DOWNTOWN MERCHANTS ASSOC.: THE TOWN DOES MAKE SOME
GOOD ATTEMPTS TO PURCHASE PROPERTY AND MAKE LOTS SPREAD AROUND, BUT THAT'S ALL
STOP-GAP. WE NEED A PARKING RAMP. ))
Saari says the parking situation will make it hard to attract another large
retailer to fill the 25 thousand- square foot space Grand currently leases.
He'd like to see the building divided to accommodate a number of merchants.
((WELL IT WOULD GIVE VARIETY AND IT WOULD BE EASIER FOR A BUSINESS PERSON TO
AFFORD CERTAIN SQUARE FOOTAGE RATHER THAN A WHOLE BUILDING LIKE THAT. SO I
THINK TO HAVE SEVERAL STORES IN THERE, A MIN-MALL OR WHATEVER YOU WANT TO CALL
IT, WOULD BE BENEFICIAL. ))
In Radford, Main Street director Bud Jeffries would rather see another large
retailer move in.
Grand expects to open in Christiansburg this summer. No one from Heironimus
was available to comment on that store's closing. Tracy Altizer, News 7.))
About 50 million adults in this country are obese.
Some experts blame lack of meal planning and fattening foods eaten on the
SUPER=03-Durham, NC; :
At Duke University's Health and Fitness Center the goal is to look at four
components of health.
The medical, behavioral, nutritional and fitness components.
IN Q=The emphasis is
((MICHELE HUDGSIN/DUKE DIET & FITNESS CENTER: THE EMPHASIS IS ON LIFESTYLE
CHANGE AND IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF YOUR LIFE IF SOMEONE HAS A PROBLEM WITH
THEIR WEIGHT. IT'S A TOUGH PROBLEM BECAUSE YOU'RE TRYING TO CHANGE SO MANY
ASPECTS OF YOUR LIFE. SO WE LOOK AT IT FROM A LOT OF DIFFERENT DIMENSIONS. ))
SUPER=01-Michele Hudgins/Duke Diet & Fitness Center; :
OUT Q=different dimensions.
On a tour of the facility last week, our Health Reporter-- Connie Stevens
ran into one of the facility's more famous clients.
Remember KC, of "KC & the Sunshine Band"?
IN Q=I'd gained like
((HARRY WAYNE CASEY/CLIENT: I'D GAINED LIKE 80 POUNDS SINCE THE TIME IN THE
70'S UP TO THE 1990'S. I LOST 15 POUNDS IN TWO AND A HALF MONTHS I BELIEVE. AND
I THOUGHT IT WAS TIME TO COME BACK. AND I PLAN TO COME BACK EVERY YEAR. ))
SUPER=01-Harry Wayne Casey/Client; :
OUT Q=every year.
Clients do pay for their results.
One week, two week and four week stays are offered.
The initial week costs about 25-hundred dollars.
Robin adlibs on a THREE SHOT
IN Q=The leader is
OUT Q=all toasty inside
Dissolve Out (Tons of PaD)
Elsewhere last night Roanoke native Steve Robinson - the former Fleming and
Radford University star coached Tulsa into the NCAA's as they beat Bradley in
the Missouri Valley final 60-TO-46.
Robinson is the second former Joe Davis assistant to coach his team into the
the NCAA's since Sunday.
The VCU Rams earned a spot in the NCAA division one hoop-a-rama last night by
winning the Colonial championship over UNC Wilmington.
This game was much closer than anyone expected it would be.
In fact, this hoop on the baseline by conference player of the year Bernard
Hopkins gave VCU just a three point cushion.
VCU led by four in the closing seconds of the game, but Stan Simmons swished
this 3 pointer from the left wing to make it 44-to-43 with 19 seconds to go.
But that was it for Wilmington as Ivan Chapell hit four free throws in the
final 35 seconds to seal the deal.
VCU is going to the big show as the Colonial champs.
LaSalle and George Washington matched up in the A-10 women's championship
last night in Blacksburg and the Lady Colonials earned a big win and a ticket
to go dancing in the NCAA's.
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Lady Explorers vs. Lady Colonials;
By George, this guy thinks the Colonials are #1.
Up by 6 at the break GW goes inside to tourney MVP Tajama Abraham for 2 of
her 24 on the night.
LaSalle made a run and led by 3 with 5 minutes to go. Lori Sparling scores
in the paint.
But the Colonials hang on. Mariah Lonergan hits the elbow J and GW wins
the Atlantic 10 for the 2nd consecutive year, 73-68, advancing to the big
IN Q="We got down...
SUPER=01-Joe McKeown/G. Washington Head Coach;
SUPER=01-Cindy Mazda/A-10 Asst. Commissioner;
OUT Q=...a great game."
GRAPHIC=ATLANTIC 10 LOGO
While the A-10 women were winding up their tournament the conference's men
were handing out postseason honors.
U-Mass took the big honors of the day as Marcus Camby was named the league's
player of the year.
His coach John Calipari was named the coach of the year, although Bill Foster
and George Washington's Mike Jarvis would also have been excellent choices.
Ace Custis was the only Tech player to make the first team all-conference
Damon Watlington was named to the second team.
The A-10 tourney begins Wednesday in Philadelphia.
GRAPHIC=D-III NCAA Hoops Tourney
The Roanoke College Maroons spent today away from basketball on the golf
course - clearing their minds before beginning preparations for Friday night's
"Sweet 16" showdown with Illinois Wesleyan.
Roanoke is preparing for a team that held the nation's number 1 ranking in
mid February and whose front three players are all over 6'6".
IN Q="We think...
((PAGE MOIR/ROANOKE HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Page Moir/Roanoke Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...threw at us"
While the student body is off on spring break the community has come out
for an average two game attendance of 14 hundred fans.
IN Q="The revenue...
SUPER=01-Scott Allison/Roanoke Athletic Director; :00
OUT Q=...regular season"
The high school basketball season is winding down quickly. We're down to 8
teams in each classifications with state quarterfinal games set for later in
In group three-A, the unbeaten George Washington Danville Eagles host
Wakefield Saturday night at 7 at Heritage high school in Lynchburg.
The Pulaski girls and the Fleming boys play on the road Saturday night in a
doubleheader at Mt Vernon high school in Alexandria.
In group two-a, unbeaten Liberty will host Gate City Friday night in a
quarterfinal matchup at 7pm.
Northside, the region III runnerup will play Saturday night at seven against
Virginia high. That game is at Gate City.
And the Salem Civic Center plays host to the group-a quarterfinals Thursday
night with Glenvar playing JI Burton and Grayson taking on Council.
We'll switch gears with some Winston Cup news when we return.
Steve Mason talks with the streaking Jeff Burton
And NASCAR fines someone for this pushing incident yesterday at Richmond.
I'll tell you who when we come back.
GRAPHIC=Pontiac Excitement 400
The Winston Cup circuit has departed from Richmond and set its sights on
this week's race in Atlanta.
Jeff Gordon got the win yesterday, but Steve Mason says it's another Jeff
who's turning heads after three events.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=01-Jeff Burton/1994 Winston Cup Rookie of the Year; :17
SUPER=03-Richmond/This Past Weekend; :28
((Mike. Gordon might have won yesterday's race, but Jeff Burton is the
new hot story as far as young drivers are concerned.
He has finished 5th, 13th and 4th in the three races so far this season. All
that adds up to second place in the current Winston Cup points standings.
Burton and his Exide Ford team have been the top bread winner for the three
Jack Roush racing teams. Mark Martin is 7th in the points race while Ted
Musgrave is 8th. But Burton has been the most consistent.
Burton credits his early season success to both his first year team's ability
to gel quickly and remembering his roots.
Mike, Buddy Parrott, Burton's crew chief, also has a lot to be proud of. His
team is second din the points while his son todd's Quality Care Ford team is
currently leading the points race. Both teams are in their first year. Mike.))
NASCAR has slapped John Andretti on the wrist for tapping Bobby Hamilton in
the rear in yesterday's Pontiac Excitement 400.
After yesterday's race Andretti in the purple #37 K-Mart-Little Caesars Ford
ran under the back of Hamilton's car on the cool down lap.
He then bumped Hamilton on the left quarter panel.
After that Hamilton pinned them both against the inside wall.
NASCAR says the fine is for conduct detrimental to the sport.
A new Shenandoah Avenue Head Start Center for Total Action Against Poverty
will soon rise from the ashes of the old.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/December 23, 1989;
Just days before Christmas in 19-89, a massive fire gutted the center for
The 70-thousand square foot building was destroyed. SUPER=03-Roanoke;
This morning Congressman Bob Goodlatte and TAP officials broke ground for the
This is an 850- thousand dollar project funded through state grants and a
Loan from First Virginia.
10 54 49 00 - 10 54 57 00
IN Q=We're very proud
((TED EDLICH/TAP PRESIDENT: WE'RE VERY PROUD TO HAVE A FIRST CLASS FACILITY
FOR THESE CHILDREN AND TO KEEP PLUGGING ALONG FOR LOW INCOME PEOPLE. ))
SUPER=01-Ted Edlich/TAP President;
OUT Q=income people.
Head Start currently serves 660 local children. The program develops
children's social and learning skills before they start school.