Up next on News 7 at Eleven-
The votes are in on the Roanoke County school Bond referendum. We will have
all the results plus reaction.
A police beating is caught on videotape in Southern Califonria.
Plus the latest saga is brewing in the love story that sells coffee.
Plus how dows 70 degrees sound for the next couple of days. Robin with the
forecast. News 7 is next.
Voters say no to Roanoke County's School Bond referendum-
No to a new Cave Spring High School and no to renovations at several other
schools. Here are the final results. With all 32 precincts reporting,
9-thousand 334 voted no. 7-thousand ninety four voted yes.
We'll break down the numbers by voting districts at eleven, and we'll
have full reaction.
SUPER=03-South El Monte, CA;
A police beating on videotape once again in Southern California. Two
Sheriff's deputies caught clubbing a Mexican man and woman.
Join us for all the latest on News 7 at eleven.
GRAPHIC=Roanoke County School
Good evening I'm Jean Jadhon.
The votes have been counted and the answer is "no"
Roanoke County voters have rejected a proposed 37 point four million dollar
school bond referendum that called for the construction of a new high school.
Take Live FullScreen Pinnacle--Bond Vote Results
Here are the final results: With all 32 precincts reporting, there were
9- thousand 334 "no" votes, and 7-thousand 94 "yes" votes.
Take Live 5 FullScreen Pinnacle--Voting Districts
Here now is a breakdown by voting districts:
In Catawba the referendum is overwhelmingly rejected, 2-thousand 582 "no" to
The same is true in Hollins: 2-thousand 230 "no" and 574 "yes."
The referendum is supported in Windsor Hills, 2-thousand 902 "yes" votes and
1-thousand 649 "no."
The measure was defeated in Vinton. The tally 1-thousand 431 "no" and 517
In Cave Spring, the site for the proposed school, the vote was 2-thousand
693 "yes" and 1-thousand 442 "no."
Double Boxes=Jean and Kimberly/Newsroom
Kimberly McBroom has been out getting reaction tonight from both sides
Kim, were people surprised by the referendum's defeat?
Well, yes and no--
School officials say the numbers surprised them-- they were expecting more
support from South
Meanwhile, some opponents of the referendum say it say it worked out the
way they'd predicted it would.
But parents who were avid supporters were quite surprised and disappointed.
SUPER=01-Jim McAden/Bond Referendum Supporter; :00
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :15
SUPER=01-Terri Langford/Bond Referendum Supporter; :29
SUPER=01-Don Terp/Bond Referendum Opponent; :53
SUPER=01-Jerry Canada/Roanoke Co. School Bd. Chairman; 1:14
OUT Q=for the immediate future
SOT tape 1 8:08:02
((JIM MCADEN/BOND REFERENDUM SUPPORTER: I GUESS RIGHT NOW, I'M THINKING TODAY
WAS A BRIGHT, SUNNY DAY OUTSIDE-- BUT A DARK CLOUD HANGS OVER ROANOKE COUNTY
AND THE ROANOKE VALLEY AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED. ))
And a dark cloud seemed to hang over County school administration
building-- as teachers, parents and school board members anxiously watched the
In the final tally-- the 37- million dollar school bond referendum failed
to make the grade.
SOT tape 1 8:14:12
((TERRI LANGFORD/BOND REFERENDUM SUPPORTER: I FEEL LIKE THE PARENTS LET OUR
CHILDREN DOWN. WE DID NOT COME OUT. IT GOT TO BE THAT WE WERE COMPLACENT. WE
THOUGHT THAT SOMEONE ELSE WOULD COME AND AND DO OUR JOB FOR US. ))
Langford says concerns over the school's site and the possibility of higher
taxes also got in the way.
But opponents of the referendum say those were important issues--and the
county had not done its homework.
SOT tape 1 9:15:23
((DON TERP/BOND REFERENDUM OPPONENT: REALLY, IN A SENSE WERE WERE BUYING A PIG
IN A POKE. I MEAN, WE WERE PUTTING UP 37.4- MILLION DOLLARS AND THERE WAS NO
GUARANTEE THAT WE WOULD EVEN GET ANYTHING THAT WAS SUITABLE. ))
Meanwhile, for the school board, it's back to the drawing board--
And they say they have no idea when they'll re-visit the notion of a new
Cave Spring High School.
SOT tape 1 8:22:25
((JERRY CANADA/ROANOKE CO. SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: I THINK WE'LL LET THE DUST
CLEAR A LITTLE BIT AND KING OF LET FOLKS' EMOTIONS COME BACK DOWN. I THINK THE
SCHOOL BOARD RIGHT NOW NEEDS TO WORK ON THE BUDGET FOR NEXT YEAR-- GET THAT
BEHIND US AND THEN MAKE PLANS FOR THE IMMEDIATE FUTURE. ))
And Jean, those future plans may include renovations for Cave Spring Junior
High, as well as other needed improvements throughout the county.
Double Boxes=Jean and Kimberly/Microwave
Southside tobacco farmers have a lot to be proud of, but supporters still
face their toughest battle.
That was the message tonight from retiring Congressman L- F Payne who spoke
at the meeting of the group "Concerned Friends of Tobacco".
Payne told the crowd to be prepared to fight the FDA's attempts to crack
down on teen smoking and declare nicotine a drug.
But he down played any significance the Liggett case will have on area
The tobacco company recently settled a suit that accused cigarette makers of
not telling the public nicotine is addictive.
IN Q=What's going
((REP. L- F PAYNE/D-NELSON CO.: WHAT'S GOING ON WITH THESE CORPORATIONS I THINK
IS VERY MUCH SECONDARY TO US. WHAT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO US IS THAT THE FACT WE
HAVE FIVE THOUSAND TOBACCO GROWERS HERE IN SOUTHSIDE VIRGINIA AND ITS EXTREMELY
IMPORTANT TO US TO MAKE SURE THAT WE CONTINUE TO BE ABLE TO RAISE THIS CROP AS
WE HAVE FOR GENERATIONS.
ANDY SHEPHERD/TOBACCO STABILIZATION BD.IT'S DANGEROUS BECAUSE ITS THE FIRST
CRACK ITS BEEN IN THE TOBACCO WALL, BUT LIGGETT'S NOT RUN BY TOBACCO PEOPLE,
THEY'RE RUN BY CORPORATE RAIDERS, I DON'T CONSIDER THEM PART OF THE COMMUNITY,
SUPER=01-Andy Shepherd/Tobacco Stabilization Bd.; :22
OUT Q=community, really.
"Concerned Friends for Tobacco" also named its choice for business of the
Belk Leggett of Danville took home the honor for setting aside smoking areas
within the store.
The new Walmart in Roanoke meant more traffic for the Valley View Mall area.
Now state and local officials are discussing a possible off ramp from
Interstate 5-81 near the Super store.
A local citizen's organization held a public hearing today to talk about the
The location is North on 5-81 between Orange Avenue and Hershberger Road.
Just a few miles away Senator Chuck Robb and local officials held a news
Robb says a new interchange is a good idea.
IN Q=I think we
((SENATOR CHUCK ROBB: I THINK WE OUGHT TO GIVE IT THE APPROXIMATELY BLESSING
AND THEN TO GET IT ACCOMPLISHED AS SOON AS WE CAN. BUT I'M DELIGHTED TO WORK
WITH YOU AND MR. MAYOR AND TO YOU MR. VICE MAYOR AND THE CITIZENS ASSOCIATIONS
AND ECONOMIC REPRESENTATIVES WILL WORK WITH YOU TO SEE IF WE CAN GET THE JOB
OUT Q=the job done.
Mayor David Bowers says the city has five-million dollars set aside for
He says traffic congestion has made the area is notorious for accidents.
An explosion and fire lit up the sky tonight in Joliet Illionis-
Initial reports indicated dynamite on a river barge may have gone off.
The blast was heard several towns away.
So far no immediate reports of injuries.
A key Whitewater witness testified President Clinton benefited from an
illegal covert loan-
SUPER=03-Little Rock, AR;
David Hale says he secretly loaned 300 thousand dollars to then Governor
Clinton and his Whitewater Partner- Defendant James McDougal.
In a meeting, Hale claims the President said my name can't show up on this.
But author Gene Lyons says Hale has a checkered past.
((GENE LYONS/AUTHOR: HIS REPUTATION IN ARKANSAS IS WHAT YOU'D EXPECT FOR A MAN
WHO CREATED 13 DUMMY COMPANIES, LENT HIMSELF MONEY TO ALL AND DEFAULTED ON THE
OUT Q=defaulted on all the loans."
The President is not on trial-
but Clinton's personal lawyer says the President still denies any wrongdoing.
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on News 7 at 11--Police in Central Virginia are still
searching for a suspect involved in last night's high speed chase and crash.
While the aftermath of another police chase, this one in Southern
California, has invoked comparisons to the infamous Rodney King beating.
We'll have that story and more.
Toss to Robin
SUPER=#C-380; Weather Roll
Some are calling it another Rodney King case.
That after a police beating was again captured on videotape-
Dave Fehling has the story from Southern California.
IN Q=The Sheriff's Department
SUPER=03-South El Monte, CA; 00
SUPER=01-Sgt. Mart Lohman/Riverside Co. Sheriff's Dept; 15
SUPER=03-Los Angeles; 44
SUPER=07-Hector Brulo; 50 quick!
OUT Q=CBS News, Los Angeles."
((The sheriff's department for Riverside County California near the
mexican border beat a man and woman who were inside a pick-up truck. The
pick-up truck had carried 21 people total trying to sneak across the border.
SGT. MARK LOHMAN/RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF DEPARTMENT: WE'RE NOT TRYING TO SAY
THERE WASN'T VIOLENCE, THERE WAS. WE'RE EMBARRASSED.
Police say the truck had eluded them for miles - refusing to stop.
reaching speeds of up to 100 miles an hour and trying to run other vehicles off
The two deputies have noe been suspended with pay and are being
investigated not only by their department, but also in an unusually swift move
by the FBI for civil rights violations.
From Mexico ot the streets of Los Angeles, people expressed anger and
HECTOR BROLO: IT WAS AN ATTACK. IT WAS RACIALLY MOTIVATED.
The man who was beaten for 15 seconds was hospitalized with a possible broken
elbow. The woman was bruised and she should have been sent to the hospital but
wasn't talking to her lawyer.
Central Virginia police say they're lucky no one was hurt during a high-
speed chase through three jurisdictions last night.
20 year old Lewis Arthur Carroll was arrested after he crashed the stolen
car he was driving on Route 221 in Forest.
Authorities say the hour- long chase reached speeds of close to 100 miles an
hour, and Carroll repeatedly tried to force officers off the road.
IN Q=This one went
((TROOPER JEFF BAKER/VA STATE POLICE: THIS ONE WENT ANYWHERE FROM 95 MILES AN
HOUR DOWN TO ABOUT 45 TO 50 MILES AN HOUR. OF COURSE WE TRIED TO STOP HIM
SEVERAL TIMES ON THE BACK ROADS BECAUSE HE WAS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD GOING
AROUND THE CURVES. VERY LIGHT TRAFFIC BUT STILL IT'S A HIGH RISK ON THOSE BACK
SUPER=01-Trooper Jeff Baker/VA State Police; :00
OUT Q=those back roads.
Carroll faces a variety of charges, ranging from grand larceny to reckless
A passenger in the car fled on foot and has not been caught.
Roanoke County police are asking for the community's help tonight.
46- year- old Martin Freeman has nearly two dozen outstanding arrest
warrants against him.
Authorities also want to QUESTION him about a string of church robberies
over the past month.
IN Q=We had three
((TOM KINCAID/ROANOKE COUNTY POLICE: WE HAD THREE WARRANTS FOR HIM AND THAT
THERE WERE AS MANY AS TEN OTHER ONES AROUND THE AREA. THAT'S NOT TO SAY THAT
THIS GUY IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ONES IN ROANOKE COUNTY BACK IN EARLY MARCH. BUT
WE CERTAINLY HAVE A LOT OF WARRANTS AGAINST HIM AND THEY'RE OUTSTANDING SO WE'D
LIKE TO SEE HIM ARRESTED. ))
SUPER=01-Tom Kincaid/Roanoke Co. Police;
OUT Q=him arrested
The warrants against Freeman include possesion of a stolen credit card, and
Since the beginning of March, a number of wallets and purses have been
stolen from at least three churches.
Police are looking for any information about Freeman.
A national manufacturing company is "forging" ahead with a new plant in
Meadville (MEED-vill) Forging Company will build a 600- thousand square foot
facility in Buchanan.
Meadville plans to initially hire seventy- five employees, but that number
could eventually increase to 125 workers.
The Buchanan plant will use computer- controlled robotics to produce steel
forgings for use in automobiles.
In other words, Meadville can be described as a modern- day blacksmith
IN Q=We heat the
((JIM LINK/MEADVILLE FORGING COMPANY: WE HEAT THE STEEL UNTIL IT'S RED HOT--
TWENTY- TWO HUNDRED DEGREES, AND THEN WE BEAT IT INTO THE SHAPE WE WANT. ))
SUPER=01-Jim Link/Meadville Forging Company;
OUT Q=shape we want
There had been concerns about the Buchanan (BUCK-anan) site, because it's
near the James River flood plain.
Meadville officials plan to raise the plant to avoid the possibility of
Some good news from two locally based companies.
Optical Cable reports record sales and earnings for the first quarter of
this year, due in part to strong sales abroad.
The fiber optic cable maker also began trading on the NASDAQ stock market.
Meanwhile E-T-S International continues to grow.
The firm has signed a letter of intent to acquire the assets of an
environmental lab in Fairfax, Virginia.
During the previous fiscal year, E-T-S-I purchased FIVE other companies in
the environmental testing and construction business.
The C-E-O of Montgomery Regional Hospital is explaining some controversial
e-mail he sent to employees in September.
At a hearing last week, Radford Community Hospital complained about the
memo, in which Gene Wright offered 20 dollars to employees who brought him
petitions supporting RADFORD'S plans for a new hospital.
In a news release, Wright said "in reviewing the game film of this call...I
would do that one differently."
The hospitals are competing to build a new facility in the Radford area.
Wright said he reacted to what he perceived as heavy- handed attempts by
Carilion to inflate support for its project.
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Straight ahead on News 7 at 11--
a new program aimed at keeping at-risk teenagers in school.
And a little later on--coffee lovers take note--another chapter is brewing
in one of television's most popular
MUSIC UP FULL
While Congress enjoys its Easter recess, Senator Charles Robb is using the
time away from Washington to visit constituents across the state.
Robb was in Lynchburg today, touring cellular communications giant the
Ericsson is building a 110 million dollar radio system for the Taiwan
Robb says allowing American companies to compete in the Far East does NOT
compromise the United States' position on human rights violations.
IN Q=This is the
((SEN. CHARLES ROBB/D- VIRGINIA: THIS IS THE SIDE OF THE ARGUMENT THAT PEOPLE
DON'T ALWAYS UNDERSTAND. WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT A NUMBER OF THINGS THAT ARE BEING
SUGGESTED AND ARE POINTS OF CONTENTION, WE CAN DEAL WITH THOSE, BUT WE WANT TO
MAKE SURE WE DO IT IN A WAY THAT DOESN'T END UP SHOOTING OURSELVES IN THE
OUT Q=in the foot.
Robb maintains President Clinton needs to clarify his foreign policy
positions in regards to China.
A bi- partisan group of Virginia lawmakers and business leaders wants to
help high school students stay in school and get jobs when they graduate.
So today, they dusted off an old program that never got started.
Jobs for Virginia Graduates will use 100-thousand dollars of corporate
donations, and a quarter million dollars of federal money saved from
restructuring at the state Department of Education.
IN Q=The first
((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: THE FIRST YEAR FUNDING WILL ALLOW US TO DO ESSENTIALLY
15 SCHOOLS AND UP TO 600 STUDENTS. WE HOPE TO GET TO A THOUSAND IN THE 97-98
((ALAN WURTZEL/CIRCUIT CITY STORES: THIS STRIKES ME AS AN INCREDIBLY
INEXPENSIVE PROGRAM. NATIONALLY, THE AVERAGE IS 12- HUNDRED DOLLARS PER KID
FOR 18 MONTHS. THAT'S 66- DOLLARS A MONTH, PER KID. AND THESE ARE THE KIDS
THAT ARE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE BARREL IN TERMS OF OPPORTUNITY. LIKELY TO DROP
OUT, DISADVANTAGED. AND THAT'S A SMALL INVESTMENT.))
SUPER=01-Alan Wurtzel/Circuit City Stores; :11
OUT Q=small investment.
State Superintendent for Public Instruction Bill Bosher (BOH-shur) says the
program will complement existing dropout prevention and vocational training
The Checkers crown the Express and end Roanoke's season.
Steve Mason will have a wrapup from the Roundhouse.
Plus, plenty of big league highlights and Rodman's return after the NBA and
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Sports chyron motion
IN Q=first score
OUT Q=...last score
take a break
GRAPHIC=Express/Checkers game 3
3 thousand 979 fans watched the Express's season come to a close last night
in a game that exemplified the entire season.
Steve Mason has more on Roanoke's 3-2 loss to Charlotte in game three of the
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Checkers vs. Express; :00
SUPER=01-Frank Anzalone/Express Coach; :07
SUPER=01-Craig Herr/Express Assistant Captain; :34
SUPER=01-Karry Biette/Scored Express's 1st Goal; :48
SUPER=01-Jason Clarke/Express Winger; 1:15
OUT Q=News 7 sports"
Dennis Rodman came back from his six game suspension last night and helped
power the Bulls to a 110-to-92 win over the MIami Heat.
SUPER=03-Miami, FL/Bulls vs. Heat; :00
Rodman came in with newly dyed red hair and scored 8 points and grabbed 13
But he really wasn't needed because Scottie Pippen and Michael Jordan each
scored 32 points.
The Bulls need to finish just 7-and-4 the rest of way to reach the 70 win
The baseball world stopped swinging for for a few moments this afternoon in
Cincinnati as players, coaches and fans
SUPER=03-Cincinnati, OH/Expos vs. Reds; :00
honored umpire John McSherry with a prayer and moment of silence before
today's game. McSherry collapsed and died of severe heart disease on the field
Once the game began the Reds got a big lift from a new old player.
Chris Sabo, a former Red who is back with the Cincinnati after stints
elsewhere looped this broken bat single to left field and plated Barry Larkin.
He had 3 rbis and the Reds beat the Expos 4-to-1.
The Orioles home opener was rained out yesterday, but the sun came out today
SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/Royals vs. Orioles; :00
along with the nation's number one sports fan, who came up from the District
to throw out the first pitch.
With secret service sharp shooters positioned on the roof, the southpaw from
Arkansas thew a change up for a strike.
Then the most popular man in Camden Yards took over. Cal Ripken Jr. lines a
shot to center in front of the diving fielder. Robbie Alomar and Rafael
Palmiero both score and the O's beat the Royals 4-to-2.
The team most figure the Orioles will have to get by this year to win the
American League pennant, the Cleveland Indians got off to a rough start today
as they were rocked at Jacob's field by the Yankees.
SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH/Yankees vs. Indians; :00
Joe Torre made his managerial debut for New York this afternoon and he would
get an awesome welcome from Derek Jeter and Bernie Williams.
Both hit homers and Jeter's shot of eventual loser Dennis Martinez turned out
to be the game winner.
David Cone got the win with a two hitter over seven innings. He never let a
runner reach third base.
Now here are the ballpark figures.
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OUT Q=...LAST SCORE
Still to come tonight, the Wildcats return home to a wild bunch of fans at
And the Williams & Mary Indians welcome a new athletic director to the
reservation in Williamsburg.
GRAPHIC=William & Mary
The William & Mary Indians named Terry Driscoll their new athletic director
A sports marketing and event-management executive, Driscoll replaces John
Randolph who died of cancer last August.
The 48-year old was an All-American at Boston College and played 11 seasons
in the NBA. But this will be his first experience in college athletics.
((TERRY DRISCOLL: ))
SUPER=01-Terry Driscoll/New William & Mary AD;
The newly crowned national champions of college basketball returned home last
night to an unbelievable heroes welcome.
SUPER=03-Lexington, KY; :00
The Kentucky Wildcats drove their team bus right onto the main floor at Rupp
Arena with over 23 thousand fans screaming at the top of their lungs!!
Head coach Rick Pitino was the first to exit the bus and he of course
received a thunderous ovation.
Senior MVP Tony Delk wasn't far behind, and neither was the unveiling to the
crystal trophy going to final number one team in the nation.
The steamy saga over a cup of steamy Taster's Choice coffee continues.
((DING. DONG. IT'S OPEN.))
OUT Q=it's open."
The love affair now has a new character-
And it'll soon take an unexpected twist.
((WOMAN: WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE. I'M GOING OUT. MAN: I CAN SEE THAT. DO WE
HAVE TIME FOR COFFEE? WOMAN: WHAT?))
((SHARON MAUGHAN/ACTRESS: I THINK FOR THE TIME BEING I SHALL ENJOY HAVING BOTH
OF THESE MEN, AS A MATTER OF SPEAKING THAT IS. IT'S VERY FLATTERING TO BE
SURROUNDED BY TWO HANDSOME MEN LIKE THIS.))
SUPER=04-TV Commercial; 00
SUPER=01-Sharon Maughan/Actress; 10
OUT Q=HANDSOME MEN LIKE THIS.
The big question: Will the mystery woman ever be able to just say "no" to
a cup of Taster's choice coffee?