Super=#D-59;News 7 at 11;
The only school system in our area offering year-round school may be in
The state recently completed a study of Buena Vista schools.
In it, a committee found the school facilities are in poor condition.
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Jay Moore is in our newsroom with more.
Jean, the committee took a look at all four of Buena Vista schools AND what
they've recommended is a new high school by the year 2000.
Roll Cue: the year 2000.
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SUPER=03-Buena Vista; :00
SUPER=01-James Bradford/Buena Vista School Superintendent; :22
OUT Q=strong facility program.
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IN Q=What's the
((WHAT'S THE SQUARE ROOT OF NEGATIVE ONE IF IT'S IMAGINARY. I.))
OUT Q=it's imaginary. I.
While students try to solve problems in the classroom, city and school
officials are trying to figure out how to finance a nine million dollar high
A state study completed in February shows that Parry McCluer School does not
meet the minimum standards required to provide the education environment needed
to support education well into the next century.
IN Q=This is a
((BRADFORD: THIS IS A RECOMMENDED PLAN TO THE SCHOOL BOARD AND CITY COUNCIL
FOR THE FUTURE OF THE BUENA VISTA SCHOOLS FOR THE NEXT 20 YEARS.))
OUT Q=next 20 years.
The study recommends a new high school be built by the year 2000.
If the city chooses not to build a new school...then Buena Vista could be
forced to consolidate with Rockbridge County Schools.
IN Q=If the city
((BRADFORD: IF THE CITY LOSES ITS WILL TO SUPPORT ITS CURRENT SCHOOL SYSTEM
THAN THAT WAS AN OPTION PRESENTED TO THE ELECTED OFFICIALS FOR THE COMMUNITY.))
OUT Q=for the community.
Bradford says it shouldn't come to that because the city has a borrowing
capacity of close to 14 million dollars.
IN Q=We have about
((BRADFORD: WE HAVE ABOUT A FIVE MILLION DOLLAR DEBT SO THERE IS SPACE IF IT'S
THE WILL OF PEOPLE TO PROCEED WITH A STRONG FACILITY PROGRAM.))
OUT Q=facility program.
And Jean, the school system already has the land for the new school if the
city goes that route.
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(Q & A:
Jay, did the state study focus only on a new high school?
The study actually focuses on Buena Vista's school system as a whole.
It made several recommendations or phases to the school board.
Phase I is a division wide visioning process to identify program and
facility needs for schools.
The second phase would mean the construction of a new high school by the
year two- thousand.
Two years after that the study calls for the construction of a new middle
And finally, phase four calls for the board's consideration of a community
So Jean it looks like officials in Buena Vista are going to be busy for
Dry and windy conditions helped fan a brush fire that scorched several acres
in Campbell County this afternoon.
Fire and rescue crews from Concord and Rustburg were called to the scene off
Route 609 around four.
The fire started at the edge of the woods and quickly consumed about four
acres before firefighters could bring it under control.
A forestry department bulldozer was brought in to help contain the blaze.
Authorities say warmer temperatures are making fires more likely over the
next few days.
The woman who dated the suspected Unabomber spoke to the public today.
As Manuel Gallegus reports her relationship with Theodore Kaczynski was
SUPER=07-Ellen Tarmichael; 09
OUT Q=standard outcue."
((Ellen Tarmichael confirmed Kaczynski was fired from a job for harrassing her,
but she denied that their break up led to any alleged terrorist behavior by
Tarmichael said she wanted to clear the air so the media would
leave her alone. She said they only went out twice in 1978.
ELLEN TARMICHAEL: WE WENT TO DINNER ONCE, AND PICKED APPLES AND BAKED AN APPLE
I REALIZED WE DID NOT HAVE MUCH IN COMMON.
Kazcyniski remains in the county jail in Helena, montana awaiting a
hearing that will determine how prosecutors proceed with him.
So far kazcyniski has only been charged with possession of illegal
firearms--he has not been officially charged with any unabomber attacks.
Manuel Gallegus, CBS News))
President Clinton is sending Secretary of State Warren Christopher to the
Middle East this weekend- to try to end recent violence.
Clinton acted after an Israeli attack in southern Lebanon killed at least
The president is in St. Petersburg, Russia.
((I CALL UPON ALL PARITES TO AGREE TO AN IMMEDIATE CEASE FIRE. AN DEND TO THE
FIGHTING IS ESSENTIAL TO ALLOW OUR DIPLOMATIC EFFORTS TO GO FORWARD.))
OUT Q=TO GO FORWARD.
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Meanwhile violence in Egypt leaves 18 Greek Tourists dead.
Four gunman opened fire on a group of tourists near Cairo.
No one's claimed responsiblity for the attacks.
Police are investigating whether the attackers mis-took the Greeks for
Crime, education and the regional jail all were hot topics at a forum for
city council candidates in Lynchburg tonight.
Steve Smallshaw reports the council's Republican majority received most of
the heavy fire.
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SUPER=01-Carl Hutcherson/Lynchburg Council Candidate; :19
SUPER=01-Stewart Hobbs/Lynchburg Council Candidate; :27
SUPER=01-Yvonne Ferguson/School Board Member; :46
SUPER=01-Jane Thurber/Lynchburg Council Candidate; :58
SUPER=01-Jim Curling/Lynchburg Council Candidate; 1:18
OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.
(( A packed house greeted seven of the nine candidates for Lynchburg city
As expected, the forum in this downtown church centered mainly on inner
city issues like crime, the regional jail and affordable housing.
To a person, each candidate agreed more needs to be done to revitalize the
IN Q=If the climate
((CARL HUTCHERSON/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL CANDIDATE: IF THE CLIMATE IS SUCH THAT
BUSINESSES FEEL AS THOUGH THEY CAN COME INTO A NEIGHBORHOOD, THAN THOSE
BUSINESSES SHOULD COME.))
OUT Q=should come.
IN Q=To my way
((STUART HOBBS/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: TO MY WAY OF THINKING, WITH LIMITED
MONEY, I WANT TO MAKE SURE EVERYBODY IN LYNCHBURG HAS A DECENT HOUSE TO LIVE IN
OUT Q=live in first.
For the Republican incumbents, it was almost like walking into the lion's
The audience wanted to know why there weren't more blacks appointed to local
boards and committees... at times, the candidates weren't the only ones doing
the speech- making.
IN Q=We hate to
((YVONNE FERGUSON/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: WE HATE TO FEEL THAT WE ARE GOING TO BE
LOCKED OUT AND NOT HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A CONTRIBUTION IN THIS CITY
BECAUSE WE ARE NOT CONSERVATIVES.))
OUT Q=are not conservatives.
IN Q=When is the
((JANE THURBER/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL CANDIDATE: WHEN IS THE LID GOING TO BLOW OFF
THIS CITY BECAUSE OF THIS MORALE PROBLEM, WHICH WOULD BE HELPED GREATLY IF THE
SCHOOL BOARD HAD FAIR REPRESENTATION.))
OUT Q=fair representation.
Two Republican candidates also agreed that the GOP- controlled electoral
board should be held accountable for forcing Democrat Linda Arnold out of the
IN Q=It's outdated
((JIM CURLING/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL CANDIDATE: IT'S OUTDATED AND IT'S UNCALLED FOR
AND WE HANG OUR HEADS IN SHAME THAT THIS HAS HAPPENED IN OUR CITY.))
OUT Q=in our city.
The Voters League will decide within the next two weeks which candidates
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
HARD MUSIC UNDER
When News 7 at 11 returns, those sport utility vehicles may not be as safe
as you thought, we'll have details,
and the Roanoke Symphony formally introduces its new director. We'll meet
David Wiley coming up in just a moment.
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MUSIC UP FULL
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Virginia voters are split over their choice for the next president-
That's according to the latest News 7-Roanoke Times poll.
It says Bob Dole and Bill Clinton are in a virtual dead heat.
Ellen Qualls has the numbers.
IN Q=It's time
SUPER=01-Sen. Bob Dole/(R) Kansas; :00
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
(( SOT CBS MONDAY 3-4PM FEED 15:48:00
((SEN. BOB DOLE: IT'S TIME FOR CLINTON TO GO. IT'S TIME FOR HIM TO GO BACK TO
FOUR MORE SECONDS BEFORE SHOT CHANGE
Actually it might be time for Bob Dole to come to Roanoke.
In a Clinton-Dole matchup, 45- percent of Virginia voters polled this month
like Bob Dole, 43- percent like Bill Clinton, and 12- percent are undecided.
That's a dead heat with a three-and-a-half percent margin of error.
Now compare it to October of last year, when Dole had a more meaningful
seven point lead over Clinton.
15- percent were undecided then.
The good news for Dole in the Old Dominion is that only 44- percent of
Virginia voters think Clinton's doing a good or excellent job at a time when
the President is at a high point in national polls.
More bad news for Dole though if this man enters the race.
Ross Perot pulls just six- percent support in Virginia, but Dole's lead over
Clinton shrinks to 43-42, and nine percent are still undecided.
And what if Virginia's long shot ticket mate enters the race on the Dole
52- percent of Virginians say George Allen should accept the V.P. slot if
offered by Dole.
He'd give Dole a marginal boost in Virginia.
But as the pollster points out, if Bob Dole has to pick George Allen to win
a state that hasn't helped a Democrat become President in 32 years, he's NOT
likely to beat Bill Clinton anyway.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
Sport utility vehicles may not be as safe as they appear.
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That's according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Despite their rugged appearance, the institute says NONE of the vehicles
tested won a "good" rating in front- end crash tests at 40 miles an hour.
The Toyota 4-runner, Land Rover Discovery and Ford Explorer were rated
The Jeep cherokee got a marginal rating.
Poor ratings went to the Isuzu Rodeo, Honda Passport Chevrolet Blazer, GMC
Jimmy and Oldsmobile Bravada.
The automotive industry doesn't agree with the study.
They claim sport utilities have a fatality rate less than half of passenger
A Ford spokesman in Roanoke is downplaying talk of a potential fire hazard
in millions of its vehicles.
Federal safety officials say there have been reports of up to 900 fires from
faulty ignition switches in Fords built between 1984 and 1993.
But John Ochs (OAKS) of Ford- disputes those numbers, saying things like dry
leaves underneath a parked vehicle could also spark a fire.
IN Q=If anyone
((JOHN OCHS/FORD SPOKESMAN: IF ANYONE REALLY FEELS THAT THERE IS SOME ISSUE OR
THEY HAVE SOME FEAR, THEY CAN TAKE THAT VEHICLE TO ANY FORD DEALERSHIP AND HAVE
THE IGNITION SWITCH REPLACED. IT'S A SMALL COST AT THEIR EXPENSE. AND THEN,
IF AT SOME POINT IN TIME WE WOULD DECIDE TO DO A RECALL, OBVIOUSLY, WE WOULD
SUPER=01-John Ochs/Ford Spokesman;
OUT Q=would reimburse it.
Ford plans to study the problem further before issuing a recall.
It's already recalled about a quarter million vehicles in Canada.
Ochs says that's because nearly all the vehicle fires have taken place in
Canada or other cold climates.
He adds that at any given time, the government is investigating as many as
200 potential auto hazards, and the ignition switches make up just one of those
Some Virginia workers who were victims of two mass layoffs earlier this year
will get more than one million dollars worth of job training money from Uncle
One grant for nearly 500-thousand dollars will assist more than
420 workers affected by the closing of the Sara Lee Knit Products
plant in Martinsville.
The other grant for 670-thousand dollars will assist 325
workers laid off from Westinghouse Electric Corporation in
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Coming up a little later in our newscast,
a new book tells what David Letterman, fried baloney, cherry pies and Federal
Express all have in common.
The Roanoke Symphony has a new conductor.
Today, 29 year old David Wiley was named music director of the orchestra and
the Roanoke Valley Choral Society.
Joe Dashiell reports on Wiley's arrival this afternoon.
IN Q=OPENS ON NAT SOUND
SUPER=04-October 10, 1995; :12
SUPER=01-David Wiley/Music Director Designate; :23
SUPER=01-Briggs Andrews/Roanoke Symphony President; :49
OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke
((OPENS ON NAT SOUND OF FANFARE
David Wiley arrived to a fanfare from the Alleluia Chorus and a standing
ovation from symphony supporters.
One of 200 applicants and five finalists for the job vacated by Victoria
Bond, Wiley conducted the symphony during a week- long audition he described as
the olympic tryouts in conducting.
IN Q=Okay boys let's get in there
((DAVID WILEY/MUSIC DIRECTOR- DESIGNATE: OKAY BOYS LET'S GET DOWN IN THE
TRENCHES WITH THE PERCUSSION AND FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT. ONCE WE GET THE TEMPO ON
THE RUN, WE'LL SWEEP AROUND THE DOUBLE BASSES, HAMSTRING THE VIOLINS AND WIN
ONE FOR THE GIPPER. I DON'T KNOW WHERE THE WOODWINDS WILL BE THEN, BUT WELL,
OUT Q=but well they'll know.
Even if his Ronald Reagan needs a little work, Wiley made a great
impression on the symphony's search committee...
IN Q=He's just so good
((BRIGGS ANDREWS/ROANOKE SYMPHONY PRESIDENT: HE'S JUST SO GOOD WORKING WITH
PEOPLE, WE'RE ANTICIPATING A LOT OF ADDITIONAL EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS AND A LOT
OF OPPORTUNITIES TO GET HIM OUT IN THE COMMUNITY AND GET PEOPLE BACK INTO THE
OUT Q=the symphony seats.
Wiley will join the staff immediately, take the title of Music Director in
July, and open with the orchestra in October.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))
Former Nebraska quarterback Brook Berringer was killed tonight in a plane
crash, we'll hear from Tom Osborne, plus the Hornets and Ferrum lose, and we'll
get you ready for tomorrow's qualifying at Martinsville.
But first all you Redsox fans breathe a sigh of relief, Boston snapped its
horrid 7 game losing streak with a 10-to-7 win over the Orioles today.
Mike Stanley and Mo Vaughn each homered. Here are the diamond digits.
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OUT Q=..last score
TAKE A BREAK
We begin this morning with another plane crash, only this time the victim
isn't an innocent seven year old, but a talented quarterback from the National
Champions Nebraska Cornhuskers.
SUPER=03-Raymond, NE; :00
Early last night in Raymond, Nebraska the two seat plane that Brook Berringer
was piloting crashed in a field.
berringer and his girlfriend's brother Toby Lake both perished in the wreck.
Berringer was expected to be picked in this weekend's NFl draft.
The 22 year old threw for 10 TD's and 13 hundred yards in 1994.
((TOM OSBORNE/NEBRASKA HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Tom Osborne/Nebraska Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...TO DO."
Again Brook Barringer killed in a plane crash last night. He was 22.
So far the Eastern conference playoffs in the opening round of the Stanley
Cup have been a shocker.
Last night the Caps came from three goals down to beat the Pens.
SUPER=03-New York, NY/Canadians vs. Rangers; :00
And tonight the Canadians beat the Rangers for the second straight night at
Vincent Damphousse was the hero again with the two goals and two assists.
Game three is Sunday night in Montreal. Now the scores
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SPORTS CHYRON MOTION
IN Q=FIRST SCORE
OUT Q=...LAST SCORE
The Hornets playoff hopes are all ut dead and they have no one to blame but
After getting new life from a Heat loss last night,
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/Bucks vs. Hornets; :00
the Hornets fell flat on their face tonight and lost to the Bucks 111-to-103
at the hive.
Glenn Robinson had 23 for the Bucks, who instead of being tied with the Heat
are now a game back and they must finish the season against the Knicks and
The Dixie Conference baseball tournament is in its second day in Danville,
and yesterday afternoon the first big upset was recorded.
SUPER=03-Danville/Shenandoah vs. Ferrum; :00
Second seeded Ferrum was taking on Shenandoah and the Panthers wasted little
time getting on the board as big Patrick Muncher the designated hitter crunches
one. It's a two run shot and it's 2-to-nothing.
Shenandoah would come back though cutting the lead to one in the third with a
two out RBI double to center field.
And fifth seeded Shenandoah shocks ferrum with the 12-to-10 win.
Winston Cup drivers are gearing up
for Sunday's Goody's 500 at Martinsville.
Michael Waltrip was in town today to promote one of his sponsors and visit
Grand Piano sponsors the Citgo Ford, which occupied the Grand parking lot
Waltrip spent about two hours inside signing autographs for fans.
IN Q="I'm a race fan
((MICHAEL WALTRIP/DRIVER OF CITGO FORD:I'M A RACE FAN MYSELF, YOU KNOW, I LOVE
THE RACES, AND I LIKE TO SEE THEIR EXCITEMENT AND I FEEL LIKE THAT AS A DRIVER,
I OWE IT TO THEM TO BE COURTEOUS AND TO BE NICE .SO I JUST HAVE FUN WHILE I'M
DOING IT. MAKES THE TIME PASS FASTER FOR ME.))
SUPER=01-Michael Waltrip/Driver of Citgo Ford; :00
OUT Q=...for me"
Waltrip's best career finish at Martinsville is 7th. Except for starting
11th at Daytona, Waltrip has not qualified higher than 25th this season.
((IT'S REALLY NERVE WRACKING AND THERE'S A LOT GUYS FIGHTING FOR THOSE SPOTS,
SO, FORTUNATELY WE'RE OKAY IN THE POINTS. PRETTY DECENT SO IF EVERYTHING FAILS
YOU USUALLY GET A SPOT ABOUT WHERE WE'RE AT BUT WE DON'T WANT TO COUNT ON THAT
BECAUSE WE HAD ONE OF THE BEST TESTS THERE WAS OVER THERE. SO HOPEFULLY WE CAN
BE ONE OF THE TOP QUALIFIERS.))
OUT Q=...one of the top qualifiers"
SUPER=03-Martinsville/April 3; :00
One guy who is certain to be one of the fastest today during qualifying for
the Busch pole award is Bobby Labonte, who was the top qualifier at
Martinsville last April.
IN Q="You know...
((BOBBY LABONTE/WON MARTINSVILLE POLE LAST SPRING:))
SUPER=01-Bobby Labonte/Won Martinsville Pole Last Spring; :00
OUT Q=...IS THE KEY."
This will be first trip back to Martinsville for Ernie Irvan and the Robert
Yates race team since his comeback began.
Ernie hopes history will be on his side.
IN Q="First time...
((ERNIE IRVAN/DRIVER - HAVOLINE FORD:))
SUPER=01-Ernie Irvan/Havoline Ford Driver; :00
OUT Q=...CARRY ON.
SUPER=03-N. Wilkesboro, NC/Friday;
Unfortunately, for Irvan his qualifying efforts this year have not been as
steady as they were before his near fatal wreck.
IN Q="that's been...
OUT Q=...in the back."
Fans looking to catch some action today at the track can get a whole day's
worth for just $10 dollars.
Winston Cup practice gets started at 11 this morning.
Qualifying begins at 3 o'clock with the top 25 spots up for grabs for Sunday's
Still to come tonight Roy Stanley talks with Symmion Willis
the former UVa quarterback, who is more than a diamond in the rough on the
Fans at last night's Tech-Uva baseball game found how why Symmion Willis
has been able to excel on two playing fields at Virginia.
Roy Stanley talked with the Atlanta native about missing football and
making most of baseball.
IN Q="Willis quit...
SUPER=01-Symmion Willis/UVa Outfielder; :10
SUPER=03-Salem/Cavaliers vs Hokies; :25
SUPER=01-Dennis Womack/UVa Head Coach; :40
OUT Q=.....news 7 sports."
((Willis quit the football team in the fall after he was told by head coach
George Welsh that he couldn't play quarterback.))
((SYMMION WILLIS/UVA OUTFIELDER: ))
((And it is happening. In his first full season of baseball Willis is hitting
293 with 3 home runs including last nights shot at Memorial stadium.
The Coaches say he's getting better every game and it's catching the eyes
of major league scouts.))
((DENNIS WOMACK/UVA HEAD COACH: ))
((Roy Stanley news 7 sports.))
A new book will let you know what's cooking at the Letterman house.
Dave's mom Dorothy wrote a cookbook with her favorite recipes.
They're gathered from her recipe file,
SUPER=04-Worldwide Pants, Inc.
from Late Show staffers, and the places she's visited.
She even has the recipe for Dave's favorite food- a fried Baloney sandwich.
IN Q=He loves my chicken noodle
SUPER=01-Dorothy Letterman/Dave's Mom
OUT Q=freeze and fed ex to him
Dorothy first gained national attention when she was named a special
correspondent for "The Late Show's" coverage of the Lillehammer Olympics.
She is scheduled to whip up some of her special recipes on her son's show