Up next on News 7 at eleven-
The biggest single residential development in Roanoke County history gets
Primaries in three states. We'll have results.
Plus hoopla tonight for a high schoool hoop team. We'll tell you what this
is all about.
Robin with the forecast and Steve mason with Express preview. News 7 is next.
Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole has more than secured the Republican
nomination after three primaries today.
Dole spent the day in the capital tending to his duties,
while Pat Buchanan campaigns hard in California.
Buchanan admits his chances are slim, but warns he shouldn't be ignored.
Roanoke County approved the largest planned residential development in its
It includes 315 acres near the Blue Ridge Parkway.
And Bedford honors its local athletes.
Join us for News 7 at eleven.
It is the largest planned residential development in Roanoke County history.
Tonight it got the O-K from the County Board of Supervisors.
They rezoned 315 acres near the Blue Ridge Parkway.
The vote should clear the way for a development that could include more than
1000 residential units by the year 2020.
The Wiltshire development is the result of compromise and a process that
brought together the developer, county officials, and advocates for the Blue
Despite lingering concerns about traffic and commercial development, the
supervisors approved the project on a four to one vote.
IN Q=All of the interestsy
((JIM OLIN/COALITION FOR THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY: ALL OF THE INTERESTS GOT
TOGETHER. THEY GOT TOGETHER IN A WAY WHERE THEY WERE OBLIGED TO FIND A WAY THAT
WOULD BE SATISFACTORY TO ALL AND THEY DID.))
((LEN BOONE/DEVELOPER: IT'S MUCH BETTER FOR US JUST FROM THE SELFISH
PERSPECTIVE OF DEVELOPER. THE REALITY IS WHILE IT'S BETTER FOR US, IT'S BETTER
FOR THE COMMUNITY AND IT'S BETTER FOR THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY.))
SUPER=01-Jim Olin/Coalition for the Blue Ridge Parkway; :00
SUPER=01-Len Boone/Developer; :13
OUT Q=for the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Also tonight, supervisors voted to maintain the personal property and real
estate tax rates at their current levels.
Supporters of the proposed school bond issue hope the vote reassures
residents who fear construction of a new Cave Spring High School and other
school improvements will result in higher taxes.
Bob Dole is wrapping up more more primary wins tonight-
((I'M SO CONFIDENT I'M GONNA DECLARE THAT I'M THE REPUBLICAN NOMINEE.
OUT Q=REPUBLICAN NOMINEE, APPLAUSE"
Even before the polls closed Dole claimed victory in primaries in
California, Washington State and Nevada.
((LET ME SAY THIS RACE HAS JUST BEGUN. WE'RE GONNA GO ALL THE WAY TO NOVEMBER
AND DEFEAT BILL CLINTON.))
SUPER=01-Senator Bob Dole/(R) Presidential Candidate;
OUT Q=defeat Bill Clinton."
The only official primary results in so far are from Nevada where Dole won.
Polls are just closing in Washington State and California.
The Senator says its time for Pat Buchanan to drop his challenge.
Marine aircraft will not be in the air- at least not for the next 48
The Marines grounded most aircraft after a slew of crashes- They'll review
maintenance and operational procedures.
((KEN BACON/PENTAGON SPOKESMAN: TO STUDY AND REFLECT TO FIND OUT IF THEY CAN
GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS. YES IT'S A MATTER OF CONCERN AND IT'S ONE WE'RE
ADDRESSING THROUGH THE STANDDOWN, THROUGH INVESTIGATIONS, ETC.))
SUPER=01-Ken Bacon/Pentagon Spokesman;
OUT Q=THROUGH INVESTIGATIONS, ETC."
The marines have their worst safety record in six years.
Essential flights like those over Bosnia, will continue.
SUPER=03-Fort Bragg, NC:
The murder trial of a Fort Bragg soldier will take place where the
A military judge ruled today Sargeant William (KROYT-ser's) Kreutzer's
trial will not be moved.
Kreutzer is charged with opening fire on fellow soldiers last October.
Major Stephen Mark Badger was killed. 18 others were injured.
((DIANE BADGER/WIDOW: I'M NOT MAD AT HIM. I'M JUST SAD. I JUST MISS MY BEST
FRIEND AND THE KIDS MISS THEIR DAD.))
OUT Q=KIDS MISS THEIR DAD."
The defense wanted a change of venue. If convicted, Kreutzer could face the
Lynchburg is ready to spend more than one million dollars to make its
Circuit Courthouse and clerk's office a safer place.
Council tonight allocated more than 1 point 4 million dollars to build a
two- story addition to its facility on Court Street.
The project will provide new jail cells for prisoners awaiting trial, and
increased security measures inside the courthouse.
Sheriff Lawrence Simpson says the improvements have been a long time coming.
IN Q=With today's climate
((LAWRENCE SIMPSON/LYNCHBURG SHERIFF: WITH TODAY'S CLIMATE AND THE AMOUNT OF
DRUGS COMING IN, A LOT OF TIMES PEOPLE HAVE IDEAS ABOUT WHAT THEY'RE GOING TO
DO AND WHAT THEY'RE NOT GOING TO DO. THE SIGN THAT HANGS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
SAYS `THE LAW HAS HONORED US, MAY WE HONOR IT'. SOMETIMES YOU DON'T FIND THE
HONOR FOR LAW ANYMORE THAT YOU USED TO. SO THEREFORE OUR JOB HAS BECOME MORE
TENABLE AS A RESULT OF NOT HAVING THE SECURITY IN PLACE. ))
SUPER=01-Lawrence Simpson/Lynchburg Sheriff; :00
OUT Q=security in place.
City officials say construction on the new addition could get underway
within a month.
Southside residents got together in Danville tonight. They're responding to
a lengthy study designed to carry the area into the 21st Century.
The document was the work of volunteers from Danville, Pittsylvania County
and Caswell County, North Carolina.
Teresa Hamilton reports.
IN Q=Both young
SUPER=07-John Sullivan; :20
SUPER=07-Laura Reid; :36
SUPER=07-Barbara Coleman; :55
OUT Q=Hamilton, News 7, Danville.
((Both young and old turned out for the "town hall" style meeting-- which is
exactly what organizers were hoping for.
For nearly a year, volunteers have been outlining ways to make the area a
better place to live.
Over the weekend-- results of their work was circulated by a Danville
Education was the first topic up for discussion.
((JOHN SULLIVAN: ))
Residents also commented on what they'd like to see in terms of economic
((LAURA REID; ))
Entertainment for the area's young people was another key issue.
((BARBARA COLEMAN: ))
There's still plenty of work ahead. Organizers and volunteers must now
decide which new ideas they'd like to add to their own list. After that,
they'll have the task of taking what's on paper and making it a reality. Teresa
Hamilton, News 7, Danville.))
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
When News 7 at 11 returns, the F-D-A approves new help for smokers who want
and a brush fire today brings a word of warning from firefighters.
Toss to Robin
SUPER=#C-380; Weather Roll
After such a harsh winter, spring time is a welcome sight.
But according to forestry officials it's also the season for forest fires.
In Roanoke County, crews battled a five acre brush fire today.
It all started around one this afternoon in the Starky area.
A local resident admits he accidentally started the blaze by dumping hot
ashes in a nearby ravine. Forestry officials say despite the recent snow
and rain, fire safety is crucial at this time of year.
IN Q=People need to be
((BARRY CRAWFORD/ROANOKE CO. FIRE DEPT.: PEOPLE NEED TO BE CAREFUL THIS TIME OF
YEAR. WE GET SOME LIGHT SHOWERS AND IT GIVES FALSE SENSE OF SECURITY TO
PEOPLE. THEY THINK THEY CAN GO OUT... AND THERE'S NO CHANCE OF FIRE GETTING OUT
BUT THIS IS A GOOD EXAMPLE HERE OF WHERE A FIRE CAN START AND SKIM ACROSS THE
TOP OF THE GROUND PRETTY FAST.))
SUPER=01-Barry Crawford/Roanoke Co. Fire Dept.;
OUT Q=ground pretty face.
Firefighters were able to put today's fire out by 5:30.
A loud sigh of relief in the courtroom today when a Carroll County judge
denied bond for Dennis Stoneman.
Stoneman is charged with capital murder in the deaths of his estranged
wife's sister and brother in-law.
Teresa Stoneman testified her life would be in danger if Dennis were
released on bond.
She says she has suffered severe beatings at his hands, and that he's even
threatened her with a gun.
((TERESA STONEMAN/DEFENDANT'S ESTRANGED WIFE: HE WAS JUST MAD AND HE PULLED THE
GUN OUT AND PULLED IT RIGHT IN FRONT OF MY FACE AND COCKED IT BACK AND SAID
"YOU'RE GONNA KEEP ON TILL ONE DAY I'M GONNA BLOW YOUR HEAD OFF." HE'S
THREATENED ME WITH THE GUN MORE THAN ONCE. ))
SUPER=01-Teresa Stoneman/Defendant's Estranged Wife;
OUT Q=more than once.
Stoneman has previous convictions on charges including rape and sodomy.
He wanted the judge to set bond and allow him to await trial at his home in
The judge denied bond, citing Stoneman's criminal history and limited ties
The most symbolic perks of office are gone.
Governor Allen auctioned off his limo, the executive helicopter, and the
state yacht all in just four months.
Democrats are left shaking their heads at what they call a populist ploy
Ellen Qualls reports.
IN Q=Doug Wilder
SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape; :00
SUPER=03-Norfolk/File Tape; :16
SUPER=01-Don Williams/Va. Dept. of General Services; :28
SUPER=01-Sen. Richard Holland/(D) Isle of Wight Co.; :52
SUPER=01-Gail Nardi/Va. Democratic Party; 1:06
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
(( Doug Wilder raised eyebrows when his use of the executive helicopter
included some personal trips.
But he says now that people expect their Governors to use modern and up to
date equipment to facilitate their travel.
And he feels sorry for the next Governor after Allen.
The donated Chesapeake was the last on the auction block last week.
It sold for 109- thousand dollars, after years of ferrying around business
prospects, Bay cleanup teams, and emergency personnel.
((DON WILLIAMS/VA. DEPT. OF GENERAL SERVICES: THERE ARE IMPORTANT THINGS FOR A
GOVERNMENT TO HAVE...HELICOPTER AS WELL.))
But many Democrats say the sales are a symptom of what they view as Allen's
lack of respect for the office of the Governor.
((SEN. RICHARD HOLLAND/D-ISLE OF WIGHT CO.: I SAW GOVERNOR ALLEN..I JUST DON'T
THINK THAT'S VERY GUBERNATORIAL.))
((GAIL NARDI/VA. DEMOCRATIC PARTY: THE FAMILY SPEND THE NIGHTS IN A BEAUTIFUL
HOME THAT HAS BEEN A SOURCE OF GREAT PRIDE FOR A LONG, LONG TIME AND WILL BE
INTO THE FUTURE. AND TO TRY TO CHANGE THAT INTO SOME SORT OF DIME STORE COWBOY
EFFECT IS SOMEHOW NOT VERY COMFORTABLE TO MOST OF US WHO GREW UP IN VIRGINIA
AND SAY NOT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.))
Nardi jokes that Allen's left now with his boots and saddle.
But she exaggerates.
He's got a fleet of police cars at his disposal.
And continues to fly as high as previous Governors in the state plane and
the state jet.
Ellen Qualls, News7, Richmond.))
The newest way to quit smoking may be right under your nose.
It's a new nicotine nasal spray-
The Food and Drug Administration just approved what could be the most
effective weapon to help smokers give up cigarettes.
The spray hits the bloodstream faster than nicotine gum or the skin patch.
It should be in pharmacies later this year.
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Coming up after these messages,
we'll tell you why they were celebrating in the streets today in Bedford.
MUSIC UP FULL
The man who helped start high tech giant Hewlett Packard has died.
David Packard died of pneumonia in California at age 83.
He is credited with building the company from its beginning with partner
It was 1939 that the two worked in Packard's garage to begin what is now a
31 billion dollar business.
A Grand Experiment at the Grand Canyon-
((HERE GOES! SOUND OF WHEEL TURNING))
OUT Q=nat sound.
Millions of gallons are flowing from the dam into the Colorado River.
The deliberate flooding is meant to do what dams have kept nature from
It'll replace eroding beaches with new ones and create marshes where
wildlife and fish will be able to thrive.
((BRUCE BABBITT/INTERIOR SECRETARY: IF THE BEACH WAS GONE WITH ENDANGERED FISH
IN TROUBLE. IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE THAT WAY, WE CAN BRING A LOT OF IT BACK.))
SUPER=01-Bruce Babbitt/Interior Secretary; 02 QUICK!
OUT Q=A LOT OF IT BACK."
Babbitt calls the flooding a new beginning for the Grand Canyon.
The Final Four hoopla takes center stage this weekend in the Meadowlands,
but last night it was the NIT's turn just across the river at Madison Square
SUPER=03-New York,NY/Green Wave vs. Cornhuskers;
Tulane and Nebraska hooked up in the first semifinal.
Danny Nee's Huskers nearly blew a 13 point lead, but held off the Green
Wave down the stretch.
Eric Strickland and Bernard Garner led Nebraska with 20 points each in
the 90 to 78 win.
The Cornhuskers shot 57 percent against Tulane. The Wave did fight.
Leveldro Simmons makes the nice move and does some window cleaning.
Nebraska goes on to win by 12. They will play St. Josephs in the title
On to the NBA where the Magic met the Magic last night at the O-rena. But
it would be the Lakers who pulled the rabbit out of the hat as they ended
Orlando's 40 game home winning streak.
SUPER=03-Orlando, FL/Lakers vs. Magic; :00
The Magic had not lost at home in over a year. Early; Shack did all he
could; throwing down the ally oop for the bucket. He had 23.
On the break; the Lakers answer. George Lynch with the touch pass to
Anthony peeler for the deuce and the LA emotion was rockin.
So was the magic. Irvin with the SUPER=32-Los Angeles/113/Orlando/=91;
trey from deep in the corner and the Lakers could taste the win.
They got yet another boost when the suspended Cedric Ceballos entered the
game. His presence was quickly felt. The lakers top Orlando 113 to 91.
Last night, 1987 Major League Baseball Cy Young award winner Steve
Bedrosian and manager Brian Snitker met the fans at the fourth annual Danville
Braves family reunion.
Bedrosian is the pitching coach. After nearly 14 years in the majors, he is
excited to share his knowledge with young talent.
((STEVE BEDROSIAN/DANVILLE BRAVES PITCHING COACH:))
SUPER=01-Steve Bedrosian/Danville Braves Pitching Coach; :00
OUT Q=...for me"
How much better will the Braves be from a year ago?.
((BRAIN SNITKER/DANVILLE MANAGER:))
SUPER=01-Brian Snitker/Danville Manager; :00
Here's the question. What does 17 hits, and a 7 run 4th inning barrage
If you guest a 19 to 2 Virginia Tech baseball spanking of Appalachian State;
you guessed right!
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Mountaineers vs. Hokies; :00
Just a little windy at English Field, but still a beautiful day for
We pick up the action in the bottom of the fourth with Tech leading
1-nothing. The Hokies Kevin barker takes the pitch out of the yard..to deep
center for a solo homer.
That starts a 7 run fourth!! Then, Matt reynolds crushes a three run homer
over the left field fence that clears the pine trees. The count is now
5-nothing Tech out in front.
SUPER=34-Virginia Tech/=19/App. State/==2 ;
Time for the old yank the pitcher trick for the Mounties. he's done.
The Hokies capped off the 4th with the guy who started it all. Barker
triples to right to score two ore runs, tech led 8-nothing. Tech wins 19-2.
In other college baseball; VCU beat Liberty 5-3. Tech plays VCU tomorrow. Now
wipe to boards!!!!!!
Chyron in motion
IN Q=first score
OUT Q=last score
Still ahead tonight,
Roy Stanley checked in with Express coach frank Anzalone and a few players
before they left for the playoffs.
Dallas Cowboy all pro wide receiver Michael Irvin was in court today
concerning a drug and prostitution incident that took place March 4th.
SUPER=03-Dallas, TX; :00
Irving entered the grand jury room today to testify about his presence in a
hotel room in which a drug arrest was made.
On March 4th, police responded to a complaint from a Residence Inn motel
about possible prostitution in a room. Police allegedly found Irvin and former
Dallas tight end Alfredo Roberts and two women in the room with approximately
three ounces of marijuana, two ounces of cocaine and drug paraphernalia. NO
charges have been filed against Irvin at this time.
Irvin was just answering questions. The Steelers Bam Morris got an answer
today..he did not like. A judge informed the Pittsburgh back he was being
On drug charges. Byron Bam Morris is charged with one count of possession of
cocaine and one count of possession of marijuana. He was arrested after a
traffic stop this past Friday.
Morris was the leading rusher in the Super Bowl.
GRAPHIC=Express vs Checkers/game 1
The Roanoke Express is in Charlotte for game one of the East Coast Hockey
League Playoffs tonight.
Roanoke is 1 and 5 at Independence Arena, but that hasn't derailed the
Express's enthusiasm for drawing the Checkers in the first round.
Roy Stanley has more.
IN Q="Last week...
SUPER=01-Frank Anzalone/Express Head Coach; :19
SUPER=01-Jeff Jestadt/Express Left Wing; :48
SUPER=01-Dave Stewart/Express Defenseman; :53
OUT Q=......news 7 sports."
((Last week the Express lost 6 to 2 at Charlotte and Roanoke has won only one
game in five trips to Independence Arena.
But the playoffs begin a new season. Roanoke is focusing on its first
round series and a possible shot at the Riley Cup.))
((FRANK ANZALONE/EXPRESS HEAD COACH: ))
((One thing the Express has already recognized is the Checkers have the better
While that may be an advantage the Express is counting on its system to
equalize the talent and lead Roanoke to a win in the best of five playoff
((JEFF JESTATDT/LEFT WING: ))
((DAVE STEWART/DEFENSEMAN: ))
((ROY STANDUP: ))
They finished the season undefeated-- and won their first- ever state
But those weren't the only rewards for the Liberty High School Minutemen.
Kimberly McBroom reports the high school hoopsters raised some hoopla
today on the streets of Bedford.
IN Q=It wasn't Thanksgiving
SUPER=04-March 16; :11
SUPER=01-Mark Hanks/Liberty Head Coach; :21
SUPER=01-Greg Reynolds/Shooting Guard; :40
SUPER=01-Robert Carson/Point Guard; :52
SUPER=01-Mike Shelton/Bedford Mayor; 1:01
OUT Q=News 7, Bedford
((It wasn't Thanksgiving, Christmas, or even the Fourth of July--
Not a holiday-- but a high school basketball team was the inspiration for
this parade down Main Street in Bedford.
On March 16th, the Liberty Minutemen clinched the Double- A State
And the Parade of Champions was their final trophy.
SOT tape 1 5:24:07
((MARK HANKS/LIBERTY HEAD COACH: NEVER LOST SIGHT OF WHAT THEY WANTED TO DO.
THEY NEVER DOUBTED ONE ANOTHER, AND THEY NEVER DOUBTED ME. I GUESS YOU PUT TWO
AND TWO TOGETHER-- AND A LITTLE BIT OF LUCK. ))
The Minutemen players say hard work wasn't the only thing that led them
into the winner's circle-- it was also the support of the Bedford community.
SOT TAPE 1 5:29:21
((GREG REYNOLDS/SHOOTING GUARD: THAT COMES WITH WINNING. WHEN YOU START
WINNING, THE COMMUNITY STARTS NOTICING YOU. THEY HAVE, AND WE APPRECIATE IT. ))
While the Liberty Minutemen were the star attraction-- the gathering
celebrated the achievements of all students.
SOT TAPE 1 5:32:23
((ROBERT CARSON/POINTGUARD: I THINK THIS IS A GOOD TIME TO RECOGNIZE ALL OF THE
YOUNG PEOPLE DOING WELL IN SCHOOL AND STUFF-- AND TRYING TO STAY OFF THE
STREETS AND MAKE SOMETHING OUT OF THEMSELVES. ))
SOT 6:33:48 TAPE 2
((MIKE SHELTON/BEDFORD MAYOR: IT IS COOL TO DO YOUR BEST. IT IS COOL TO
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS. IT IS COOL TO MAKE A POSITIVE CONTRIBUTION TO YOURSELVES
AND TO OTHERS WITHIN THIS COMMUNITY. ))
Cool enough that Mayor Shelton declared March 26th Youth Achievement Day
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Bedford.))
in Bedford City and Bedford County.