A man goes on shooting rampage at a school in Scotland, killing more than a
dozen kindergarten students.
And world leaders gather for an anti-terrorism summit in Egypt.
More sunshine today, and the warming trend has yet to level off, so be
prepared for mid- sixties by tomorrow afternoon.
I'll have your noontide forecast coming up.
Don't go away, the news is next.
A massacre this morning at an elementary school in Scotland.
Earlier today a guman burst into a school gymnasium and opened fire on a
When the shooting stopped 16 children and one teacher were dead and at
least a dozen other children were wounded.
The gunman then took his own life. It all happened in Dunblane, a
small town of nine-thousand on the edge of the Scottish Highlands.
Queen Elizabeth today sent a message of sympathy to the people of Dunblane,
saying all of Britian feels a sense of grief and horror.
Vickey Mabrey is in London with the latest.
FOR SOME FRIGHTENED PARENTS, IT IS THE WORST NEWS THEY CAN EVER
HEAR: THAT THEIR CHILD HAS BEEN KILLED. PARENTS, RELATIVES, AND
CONCERNED TOWNSPEOPLE RACED TO DUNBLANE PRIMARY SCHOOL AS SOON
AS WORD OF THE SHOOTINGS BECAME KNOWN.
SHORTLY AFTER 9:30 THIS MORNING -- 4:30 EASTERN TIME -- A LONE
GUNMAN BURST INTO THE SCHOOL'S GYMNASIUM, REPORTEDLY BRANDISHING
SEVERAL WEAPONS -- AND OPENED FIRE ON THE FOUR, FIVE AND SIX YEAR
OLDS INSIDE. IN ADDITION TO THOSE KILLED, AS MANY AS 17 PEOPLE,
MOSTLY STUDENTS, WERE INJURED -- SOME CRITICALLY. AFTER THE
MASSACRE, THE GUNMAN APPARENTLY KILLED HIMSELF.
DESCRIBED AS THE KIND OF TOWN ALL OF US WANT TO LIVE IN,
DUNBLANE'S SEVEN-THOUSAND RESIDENTS ARE IN SHOCK.
little is known of the gunman... there is speculation he was a
local man in his 40s... certainly at this point there is no word
on what drove him to take so many innocent young lives.))
President Clinton and 28 other world leaders have reached an agreement on a
battle plan against terrorism.
During a one day summit today in Egypt they pledged to cut off the flow of
money to terrorist groups.
The talks come after four suicide bombings in Israel that killed 62 people,
threatening the fragile peace agreement.
((PRESIDENT CLINTON: TO THE FORCES OF HATRED AND VIOLENCE I SAY YOU KILL
YOURSELF IN THE AIM OF KILLING PEACE, YET TODAY AS YOU SEE PEACE SURVIVES AND
WILL GROW STRONGER. ))
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The militant muslim group Hamas has taken the blame for the attacks.
The Former Ambassador to Kuwait is addressing the terrorism and peace
process as he talks to Roanoke County high school students this week.
Nathaniel Howell served as ambassador from 1987 until December of 1990, four
months after the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait.
He says today's anti-terrorism summit in Egypt demonstrates unification
against the violence in the Middle East.
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((NATHANIEL HOWELL/FORMER AMBASSADOR TO KUWAIT: I THINK IT IS SIGNIFICANT
SYMBOLICALLY THAT THEY ARE GETTING TOGETHER. WORKING AGAINST TERRORISM WHAT IS
IMPORTANT IS THE LONG GRIND OF COOPERATING TOGETHER. YOU DON'T DO IT AT A
SUMMIT BUT FOR SYMBOLISM IT'S VERY IMPORTANT. ))
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Howell is trying to help students realize that many of the problems in the
Middle East stem from ancient conflicts.
He says that terrorism is nothing new in that region and hopes no leaders
or countries overreact to the recent number of terrorist attacks in Israel.
Bob Dole has the Republican nomination just about locked up after a Super
He picked up more
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than 360 delegates and now has 737 of the 996 delegates needed to clinch the
Dole says the race is now between himself and Bill Clinton.
((SEN. BOB DOLE:THE ONLY TUESDAY MORE SUPER WILL BE TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5 ))
SUPER=01-Senator Bob Dole/(R) Presidential Candidate; (Quick!)
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One of Dole's longstanding rivals admits the end could be near.
((STEVE FORBES/WE MUST MAKE A BREAKTHOUGH IN THE MIDWEST, CAMPAIGN WILL HAVE TO
COME TO A CONCLUSION. ))
SUPER=01-Steve Forbes/(R) Presidential Candidate;
OUT Q=come to a conclusion.
Steve Forbes promises to support Dole if he wins the nomination.
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But don't count Pat Buchanan out of the race.
He says he'll keep going and is keeping up the pace with campaign stops
today in Ohio and Michigan.
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Still to come on News 7,
Halifax County police uncover a dog-fighting ring,
and a dog in New Hampshire is being praised for saving his master's life.
We'll show you how.
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Family and friends of a convicted killer were forced out of a Roanoke court
room yesterday as the verdict was read for Michael Crump.
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((I FIND BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT THAT THERE'S BEEN A WILFUL, DELIBERATE,
PRE-MEDICATED KILLING HERE WITH MALICIOUS INTENT TO KILL. AND ACCORDINGLY I
FIND YOU GUILTY OF FIRST-DEGREE MURDER.
SUPER=02-Judge Pat Doherty/Roanoke Circuit Court;
Members of the Crump family were so surprised by the guilty verdict they
could not contain themselves-- and wound up having to be contained by sheriff's
IN Q=And I find you
((AND I FIND YOU GUILTY OF THE UNLAWFUL AND FELONIOUS USE OF A FIREARM IN THE
COMMISSION OF MURDER.))
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The defendant was restrained as well even before the judge ordered the
bailiff to "take charge of the prisoner.
Crump denied any involvement in the crime and insisted he didn't even know
the victim, Eric Jones.
But an eyewitness testified she spotted him the next day just two blocks
from the house where the shooting occurred on Signal Hill Avenue.
Tina Trout said he was still wearing the same clothes as the gunman had worn
the night before.
A case of animal cruelty is captured on video tape in Halifax County.
The disturbing pictures may help put two New York men behind bars.
Teresa Hamilton has the story.
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SUPER=01-Dep. Lloyd Cobb/Halifax Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :13
OUT Q=Hamilton, News 7.
(( Deputy Lloyd Cobb was patrolling the parking lot of a local country store
when he noticed what appeared to be a suspicious looking vehicle.
This badly beaten pit bull was one of three dogs discovered caged in the
((DEP. LLOYD COBB/HALIFAX CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: ONE OF THE DOGS STARTED TO GET
UP, STARTED MOANING AND GROANING AND YOU COULD SEE QUITE A FEW INJURIES ON THAT
DOG, AND THEN I NOTICED ALL THREE DOGS IN THE BACK WERE PIT BULLS AND IT WAS
PRETTY OBVIOUS WHAT WAS GOING ON THEN. ))
Allan Samuels and Anthony Martinez were immediately arrested for animal
cruelty-- NOT for fighting the animals rather based on the condition of the one
Once the truck was inventoried, authorities discovered what could be
considered evidence of professional dog fighting.
Among the most disturbing items--- two videotapes where one can hear
participants wagering thousands of dollars.
((JEFF OAKES/HALIFAX CO. SHERIFF: WE'LL DO REAL WELL TO GET THEM 30 DAYS IN
JAIL ON CONVICTION. I THINK SOMEONE NEEDS TO TAKE THE INITIATIVE TO GET THIS,
IF IT'S AN UN-CLASSED FELONY, AT LEAST MAKE IT A FELONY CLASS, SO THAT WE CAN
DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. ))
To help get his message across, Oakes plans to make copies of the videotapes
for local lawmakers.
Officials haven't decided what will become of the injured dogs.
Authorities also found a date book containing names and addresses spanning
up and down the East Coast.
They say "dog fighting" is becoming so common-- there is no centralized
location for the so called "sport". Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))
From tragedy to triumph, here's a dog tale that's sure to make you smile.
A New Hampshire woman is alive today because of her Irish setter.
When Judy Bailey's oxygen tank unplugged while she was sleeping her
dog, Lyric, came to the rescue by dialing 9-11.
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OUT Q=IN THE BACKGROUND.
Bailey was unconsicious when paramedics arrived but they were able to
revive her within minutes.
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Stay tuned, Patrick will have all the warm weather details in store for us
the remainder of the week,
and treating alcoholism with drugs?
Some surprising new research suggests just that.
We'll chat with an expert.
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There is surprising new research out about alcoholism, especially about
women and the best way to treat problem drinkers.
Health Correspondant Dr. Bob Arnot has the story.
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((In many people....especially women, alcoholism and depression go hand
BARBARA HOLLER, RECOVERING ALCOHOLIC: I'D GET DEPRESSED AND I'D DRINK AND THEN
THE ALCOHOL WOULD MAKE ME MORE DEPRESSED AND IT WAS JUST ONE BIG...CATCH 22
THAT I COULDN'T GET OUT OF.
Half of all alcoholics have an underlying psychiatric illness such as
depression, which women are six times more likely to experience.
ALEXANDER VUCKOVIC M.D., MCCLEAN HOSPITAL: 112806 YOU CAN THINK OF ALCOHOL AS A
MAGNIFYING GLASS WHICH DOUBLES OR TRIPLES SOMEBODY'S RISK OF HAVING ANOTHER
For years, the standard treatment for alcoholism was abstinence.
But as many as forty percent of depressed patients fell off the wagon.
Now a study in JAMA shows that doctors who treat alcoholics
with antidepressants have a high success rate: 81% of treated patients had
significant relief of their depressive symptoms and only 8% suffered a relapse.
DR. BARBARA MASON, UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI: OUR RESEARCH HAS SHOWN THAT FOR MANY
PEOPLE, THE DEPRESSION WON'T GO AWAY WHEN THEY STOP DRINKING UNLESS IT IS
TREATED WITH ANTI DEPRESSANT MEDICATION.
But according to treatment experts, a major obstacle to the use of
antidepressants has been that Alcoholics Anonymous or AA--one of the world's
most successful programs--discourages its members from using drugs to treat
alcoholism, fearing they may trade one dependency for another.
ALEXANDER VOCKOVIC M.D., MCCLEAN HOSPITAL: I THINK FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS
STUDY DEMONSTRATES NOT JUST TO PATIENTS AND DOCTORS BUT TO THE TREATMENT
SYSTEMS THEMSELVES, THAT IS THE AA GROUPS, THE IMPORTANCE OF ATTACKING THE
MEDICAL SYMPTOMS OF DEPRESSION IN HELPING PEOPLE STAY SOBER.
Ironically, another emerging obstacle to abstinence is the steady
barrage of scientific and media reports on the healthy benefits of
alcohol, benefits that can only be enjoyed in moderation.
Dr. Bob Arnot, CBS News, New York City.))
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Bob Campbell, substance abuse counselor at Mount Regis is here to answer
some questions about alcohol abuse.
What do you think about treating recovering alcoholics with
(Why are woman more prone to depression.)
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(Recent statistics show one in ten women under the age of 30 abuses alcohol,
and more college women are abusing alcohol than ever before. In fact, a Radford
University student recently died of alcohol poisoning. Why the increase and
what is being done about it?
How many drinks mean abuse?
What are the warning signs of alcohol abuse, versus alcohol dependence?
What can be done to cut back, before it becomes dependence?
Very quickly, another study released yesterday finds a recovering alcoholic
needs to be symptom-free for five years to be out of danger of a relapse. Do
The stock market is moving in different directions today, with blue chip
issues extending their losses and
over-the-counter issues higher.
On Wall Street at Noon the Dow was
DOWN 11 points.
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Just ahead, Patrick will have an update on Virginia Tech's upcoming
appearance in the N-C-Double-A Tournament,
and the Roanoke Express steamrolls the Chiefs.
We'll have the details, next, on News 7 at Noon.
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The Roanoke Express skates off its home ice with a four-to-one win over the
It is their third win in a row--but more importantly-- it gives the Express
fourth place in the East division--one point above Hampton Roads.
The challenge doesn't get any easier--Charlotte comes to town Saturday to try
to put a stop to the Express's winning streak.
The Hokies arrived in Dallas last night to continue their preparations for
tomorrow's N-C-Double-A opener against Wisconsin-Green Bay.
Yesterday afternoon the team bused to Roanoke and then boarded a chartered
jet en route to Reunion Arena.
Injured starters Damon Watlington and Shawn Smith are expected to play, but
it looks like Smitty's shoulder will not be at full strength.
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((SHAWN SMITH/VA. TECH FORWARD:))
SUPER=01-Shawn Smith/Va. Tech Forward; :00
OUT Q=...battle for us."
That game gets underway tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 on Your Hometown
A former University of Virginia swimmer has earned a spot on the 1996 U-S
Peter Wright finished second in the 15-hundred-meter freestyle yesterday in
Wright was named U-V-A's male athlete of the year in 1995 after
completing his final season with the Cavaliers.
(****toss to mel****)
(mel and patrick ad lib)
Coming up today on Health Check-- methamphetamine use is on the rise, with
some dangerous consequences.
Plus....check-up results from the dentist.
It's not all bad news when talking about our kids and cavities.
Those stories, plus the news of the day-- later on News 7 at FIVE.
Thanks for joining us.
That's it for News 7 at NOON.