Super=#D-59;News 7 at 11;
Roanoke Police are cracking down on several convenience stores throughout
After a month long investigation, more than 20 convenience store clerks are
being charged with selling alcohol to minors.
Police sent 18 and 19 year olds into the stores to see if they could buy
Half of the 44 stores allegedly sold it to them.
Prosecutors say one of those stores was the Save-X on Franklin Road.
IN Q=The police department
((DENNIS NAGEL/ASST. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: THE POLICE DEPARTMENT FEELS
JUSTIFIABLE WE'RE BEYOND THE POINT OF EDUCATION FOR THE STORES, FOR UNDERAGE
DRINKING AND AT THIS POINT WE'RE PREPARED TO GO FORTH WITH CRIMINAL ACTIONS TO
TAKE AWAY STORE LICENSES. ))
SUPER=01-Dennis Nagel/Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney;
OUT Q=away store licenses.
Nagel says parent's complaints and a fatal accident involving a minor in the
county prompted the action.
In that incident a 16 year old boy struck and killed his neighbor after
buying beer at the Riverside Quickette store.
IN Q=Certainly if law
((NAGEL: CERTAINLY IF LAW ENFORCEMENT CAN PREVENT A TRAGEDY LIKE THAT IN THE
FUTURE THEY WANT TO DO SO. ))
OUT Q=to do so.
Depending on their past history the stores found guilty of selling alcohol
to the minors could lose their A-B-C license for at least seven days.
Police have yet to release the names of all the stores involved.
Lynchburg is in the chips tonight.. literally... after snack food giant
Frito Lay's decision to open its newest plant in the Hill City.
Steve Smallshaw has more on today's ceremonies.
IN Q=The first earth
SUPER=01-Richard Goodmanson/Frito Lay V.P.; :21
SUPER=01-Lee Cobb/Lynchburg Econ. Development Director; :36
SUPER=01-Jeff Taylor/Region 2000; 1:00
OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.
(( The first earth was turned on Frito Lay's new Lynchburg facility this
morning, but the wheels of negotiation have been turning for months.
Lynchburg edged out five localities in three other states for the 150
million dollar plant.
Other cities offered bigger incentives, but Frito Lay says Governor George
Allen and Lynchburg's leaders helped make the difference.
SOT 10:40:04 (#2)
IN Q=And we found
((RICHARD GOODMANSON/FRITO LAY V.P.: AND WE FOUND THREE SITES THAT COULD HAVE
MET OUR NEEDS, BUT IT WAS THE LEADERSHIP WE FOUND IN VIRGINIA AND IN PARTICULAR
IN LYNCHBURG AND THE COMMITMENT YOU MADE IN HELPING US TO GROW OUR BUSINESS
THAT MADE THIS THE BEST CHOICE FOR US.))
OUT Q=choice for us.
SOT 12:32:50 (#3)
IN Q=So you had
((LEE COBB/LYNCHBURG ECON. DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR: SO YOU HAD TO PUT ALL THE
INCENTIVES TOGETHER, WITH ALL OF THE WHAT I'LL CALL THE HUMAN CAPITAL, THINGS
THAT PEOPLE COULD DO AND WOULD DO AND EXHIBITED THAT THEY HAD DONE IN THE PAST
TO HELP A NEW COMPANY GET STARTED HERE.))
OUT Q=get started here.
Construction starts in July, with the plant scheduled to open in 1998.
800 new jobs will be created.. and central Virginia figures to see two and a
half billion dollars pumped into its economy over the next ten years.
IN Q=For every 100
((JEFF TAYLOR/REGION 2000: FOR EVERY 100 JOBS, YOU ADD TWO AND A HALF TO THREE
MILLION DOLLARS IN RETAIL SALES ALONE A YEAR IN THIS REGION, SO WHEN YOU THINK
ABOUT IT IN THOSE TERMS, THAT'S SIGNIFICANT.))
OUT Q=that's significant.
IN Q=In welcoming
((In welcoming Frito Lay, Mayor Jim Whitaker borrowed a line from one of its
ads, saying when it comes to new plants, he hopes they can't build just one.
But at least for now, one is enough for the Hill City. Steve Smallshaw, News7,
OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.))
The news is not so good in Buchanan where one of its largest employers is
laying off workers-
In a statement, James River Limestone officials say 16 of their 101 workers
have been let go.
The job cuts apparently stem from the "temporary" loss of a major contract.
Both manufacturing and administrative employees were affected.
The company produces limestone products for home, farm, and industrial use.
An accident in Montgomery County- involving four 17 year olds from
It happened on Yellow Sulphur Road at about seven tonight.
State police say the driver of the pickup truck lost control on a gravel
road- two of the teens in the back of the pickup were thrown from the truck.
They were airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital- where they are still in
the emergency room.
The two teens in the front of the truck are O-K.
State police say the driver only had his licesne for about a month.
Police say inexperience and going too fast on a gravel road contributed to
A 19- year- old Roanoke man was killed this afternoon when he ran his
motorcycle into a parked car.
Jesse Goins apparently struck a curb, went through two yards, before
striking the car.
It happened around three near the intersection of Highland Avenue and 11th
A witness says Goins and another biker were driving down the street when
Goins lost control.
The other biker also wrecked.
He didn't suffer any serious injuries.
Police have not released his name.
TAPE# Net B
In California, the infant who was beaten- allegedly by a six year old will
Ignacio Bermudez Junior is off the respirator after sustaining two skull
fractures causing extensive brain damage.
Doctors say an immature brain has abilities to recover and compensate for
injuries that an adult brain cannot.
But that may not be enough good news.
IN Q=It's still clear
((IT'S STILL CLEAR THERE ARE SIGNIFICANT AREAS OF INJURY, IN THAT HE WILL NOT
BE COMPLETELY NORMAL.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Timothy Yeh/Oakland Children's Hospital;
OUT Q= be completely normal.
The six year old has been charged with attempted murder.
A school bus driver suffers a seizure while behind the wheel-
The camera inside the bus captured video as the bus went out of control.
A 17 year old student noticed the driver missed a couple of turns- and went
up front to see what was going on.
John Waldron saw the driver slumped over the wheel, pulled the driver's
foot off the gas, and pushed the brake with his hand to stop the bus.
Most of the 25 kids on board were elementary students.
Some suffered bumps and bruises during the wild ride down a
dirt lane and over a wooden bridge.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
When the newscast continues, a bank robbery is captured live on television,
workers of a national radio ministry are held hostage,
and Washington pauses today to recognize one of the most respected men in the
wx ad lib
MUSIC UP FULL
SUPER=#C-380; Weather Roll
A bank robbery unfolded on live television today- Three men with machine
guns held up a Los Angeles Bank.
As Manuel Gallegus reports it was a scary time for dozens of customers
inside the bank.
SUPER=03-Van Nuys, CA; 00
SUPER=01-Lt. Anthony Alba/L.A. Police Dept; 23
OUT Q=CBS News, Los Angeles."
((Police surrounded a suburban Bank of America branch after three men
armed with machine guns went in for a robbery. And as is often the case in
Los Angeles, the event unfolded on live television.
Police say a bank security guard made the first call--that the
armed men were inside the branch and that they fired shots as a warning to
LT. ANTHONY ALBA/L.A.P.D.: THE GUNMEN ORDERED PEOPLE ON THE GROUND, ON THE
FLOOR AND THERE WERE A LOT OF CHILDREN IN THE BANK.
-ANGIE/WITNESS: THEY TOLD EVERYBODY DOWN BUT I DON'T KNOW HOW I GOT OUT.
With guns drawn, officers called for everyone in the bank to come
out. Customers, some with children, walked single file with their arms in the
By this time the gunmen had apparently fled with an undisclosed amount of
money. Police did stop two men and one woman, forced them to lie on the
ground, but then let them go. It was all a terrifying experience patrons and
Manuel Gallegus, CBS News, Los Angeles.))
A man armed with a handgun held four employees of a radio ministry hostage
in Colorado Springs, Colorado today.
SUPER=03-Colorado Springs, CO;
Police say Kerry Dore told workers at the Focus on the Family headquarters
he was carrying a gun and had explosives strapped to his waist.
Dore released the workers after nearly five hours.
He surrendered to police four hours later.
Two of the freed hostages were taken to the hospital, but their conditions
have not been released.
Police say Dore is a disgruntled worker who was injured during the
construction of the building.
Evangelist Billy Graham and his wife Ruth received one of the nation's
highest honors today.
The Grahams received the Congressional Gold Medal on Capitol Hill.
Lawmakers hailed the couple's contributions to morality, racial equality,
family, and religion.
Previous honorees include Colin Powell, Norman Schwartzkopf, Winston
Churchill and then General George Washington.
IN Q=as we receive...
OUT Q=very unworthy.
After over 50 years of ministry the evangelist likely has delivered the
Christian message to more people than any Protestant in history.
David Bowers believes he has the voters' support, and on Tuesday he hopes to
win a second term as Roanoke mayor.
But businessman Pat Green says Roanokers are ready for a change.
Joe Dashiell talked with both candidates this week as they talked with the
IN Q=On a sunny spring afternoon
SUPER=01-David Bowers/(D) Roanoke Mayor; :36
SUPER=01-Pat Green/(R) Candidate for Roanoke Mayor; 1:05
OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke
((On a sunny spring afternoon, the sidewalks of Raleigh Court are the
battleground in the Roanoke Mayor's Race.
NAT SOUND OF PAT GREEN 14:27:52
IN Q=I'm Pat Green
((PAT GREEN/R- CANDIDATE FOR MAYOR: I'M PAT GREEN. I'M RUNNING FOR MAYOR OF THE
CITY OF ROANOKE AND I'D LIKE FOR YOU TO TAKE MY BROCHURE IF YOU WOULD.))
OUT Q=if you would.
NAT SOUND OF DAVID BOWERS 16:09:42
IN Q=I'm going door- to- door
((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: I'M GOING DOOR TO DOOR JUST CAMPAIGNING,
REMINDING EVERYBODY THE ELECTION IS COMING UP NEXT TUESDAY. ))
OUT Q=coming up next Tuesday.
David Bowers believes Roanokers are satisfied with his leadership during a
period in which crime has fallen, jobs have increased, and projects such as the
Hotel Roanoke have come on line.
And even if he has lost more than one labor endorsement he enjoyed four
years ago, Bowers says he has fulfilled his campaign promises.
SOT BOWERS 16:24:56
IN Q=I would say thay my campaign
((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: I WOULD SAY THAT MY CAMPAIGN THEME FOUR YEARS AGO
WAS TO TAKE BACK CITY HALL. AND I THINK THE PEOPLE DID TAKE IT BACK AND THE
PEOPLE ARE IN CHARGE. THE MODERATES AND THE MIDDLE CLASS OF OUR CITY ARE IN
CHARGE IN CITY AND THEY KNOW THEY HAVE A STRONG VOICE REPRESENTING THEM IN CITY
OUT Q=representing them in city hall.
Republican Pat Green says he believes the voters are ready for a change in
He promises to improve communications with the city's neighborhoods and its
And he says the city needs his experience in small business.
IN Q=I think the city has got
((PAT GREEN/(R) CANDIDATE FOR ROANOKE MAYOR: I THINK THE CITY HAS GOT TO STOP
HAVING WHAT I CALL BINOCULAR VISION, GOT TO GET INTO THE WIDE ANGLE VISION OF
WHAT IT WANTS TO BE IN THE FUTURE. AND I THINK THE CITY HAS GOT TO LOOK AT ITS
PRIORITIES AND IT'S GOT TO SEE WHERE IT'S SPENDING ITS MONEY AND IT'S GOT TO
SPEND ITS MONEY A LITTLE BIT BETTER THAN IT HAS IN THE PAST.))
OUT Q=than it has in the past.
Green says he succeeded in keeping his campaign on the issues and out of
But both Green and Bowers promise many more miles on the city's sidewalks
before Tuesday's election.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))
The estranged husband of a Utah Congresswoman has been charged with bank
Joseph Waldholtz is charged with 27 counts in the check kiting scheme,
But his wife, Congresswoman Enid Waldholtz is not named in the indictment.
Joseph Waldholtz is accused of bank fraud in what investigators say is part
of a broader investigation into the couple's finances.
MUSIC ON TAPE
Still to come on the newscast, Robin Reed will have the weekend forecast,
and we'll see how one Roanoke County woman is trying to teach a new dog some
MUSIC UP FULL
About one in five adults have some form of mental illness-
Diseases of the brain touch millions every year.
To illustrate the damage done and the lessons learned, Julie Portman wrote
the play "My Sister's Sister", performed earlier tonight at Hollins College.
Connie Stevens has more.
IN Q=NAT SOUND
SUPER=01-Julie Portman/Actress and Playwright;:27
SUPER=01-Diane Kelly/Mental Health Assoc.; 1:06
OUT Q=Stevens, News-7.
My Sister's Sister is the story of Julie Portman's childhood, and now her
adulthood as she deals with her schizophrenic younger Mary Jo. Portman learned
all about the illness when she dropped out of her profession to help her family
care for Mary Jo, another full time job.
((JULIE PORTMAN/ACTRESS PLAYWRIGHT: IT CAN PITCH MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY AGAINST
ONE ANOTHER. MAKE YOU FEEL GUILTY, MAKE YOU FEEL ANGRY. MAKE YOU QUESTION
EVERYTHING THAT PERHAPS YOU HELD TO BE A TRUE BEFORE. NATSOUND))
And Portman has learned how tho think of Mary Jo's illness almost as a
gift, teaching her compassion and true love. But for many of the millions more
battling mental illness and their families, the situation has not come full
circle. In fact many avoid even diagnosis which prevents treatment.
((DIANE KELLY/MENTAL HEALTH ASSOC.: OFTEN PEOPLE ARE NOT WILLING TO SEEK
TREATMENT FOR A PSYCHIATRIC CONDITION BECAUSE OF THE STIGMA THAT IS ATTACHED TO
THAT TREATMENT. AND I THINK THAT PROVIDING ACCESS TO CARE IS VERY IMPORTANT.
INSURANCE POLICIES STILL PROVIDE MUCH MORE CARE FOR PHYSICAL ILLNESS THAN FOR
MENTAL ILLNESSES WHICH ALSO HAVE A BIOLOGICAL BASE.))
May is mental health month and there are events planned around the region.
They are all designed to break down the barriers of what some call a public
health tragedy. Connie Stevens, News 7.))
The Lynchburg Hillcats tied the club record of 7 consecutive losses last
night, dropping a 8-6 decision to Winston-salem at City Stadium.
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Warthogs vs. Hillcats; :00
Things did not look good from the getgo. On the game's first pitch. Decomba
Conner crushes the ball, it's gone, 1-nothing Warthog lead.
Lynchburg tied the game in the first, but Winston Salem took the lead back
the next inning. James Lofton hits this grounder that plates Andre King
and the cushion is back to 1 run.
The Hillcats answer. Tony Robinson with a sharp grounder of his own,
Freddie garcia comes in, but the warthogs hand the cats their 7 straight loss
From the minors to the majors where there was just one American League
matinee. Toronto slipped past Milwaukee 7-5 at the Skydome.
SUPER=03-Toronto, Canada/Blue Jays vs. Brewers;
The Jays took an early lead on this Joe Carter triple down the left field
line that plated Domingo Cedeno. 1-zip Toronto after 1.
Charlie O'Brien then tees off on Scott Karl for this two run shot that tied
things at 3-all in the 5th.
Then watch Carlos Delgado go down SUPER=35-Toronto/==7/Milwaukee/==5;
and get this Marshall Boze pitch and drive it to the opposite field for his 8th
dinger on the year. Blue Jays win it 7-5.
Defending champion Lance Armstrong showed the form that won him last year's
title yesterday as the Motorola cyclists captured stage 2 of America's premiere
The 94 mile road race began in Fredericksburg headed for Richmond.
Armstrong took the lead as the cyclists reached Richmond. He crossed the
finish line in a time of 3 hours, 32 minutes and 8 seconds to claim the overall
IN Q="I wanted
((LANCE ARMSTRONG/LEADER OF TOUR DUPONT:))
SUPER=01-Lance Armstrong/Leader of Tour DuPont; :00
The Charlotte Checkers won their first ever Riley Cup last night, beating
SUPER=03-Jacksonville, FL/Checkers vs. Lizard Kings; :00
The Checkers claimed th East Coast Hockey league title in dominating
fashion beating the Lizards 6 to 1 in Jacksonville.
Phil Berger notched this goal to put the game away. He held the Cup with
pride. Charlotte wins the Riley Cup.
VO-NAT Wipe to #eng
SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/Panthers vs. Flyers; :00
To the NHL playoffs where the Florida Panthers continue their run at the
Stanley Cup. Tonight they beat Philadelphia 2-nothing in the Eastern
Conference second round opener.
Stu Barnes and Dave Lowery scored for the Panthers. Lowery's goal came on
the power play in the third period.
The Indiana Pacers stay alive in the NBA Eastern Conference playoffs. They
topped the Hawks 83-75 in Atlanta tonight.
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/Pacers vs. Hawks; :00
Rik Smits scored 17 points for the pacers and Indiana shut down the Hawks
in the fourth quarter for 7 minutes!
No love loss between these 2. Smits held Christian Laetner to 9 points. The
pacers host game five, now the numbers.
Chyron in motion
IN Q=first score
OUT Q=last score
Still to come tonight, Joe Gibb's son will race at New River this weekend,
and speaking of racing, Roy Stanley chts with a Patrick Henry team that is
burung up the track.
The New River Valley speedway will get it's first look at up and coming Late
Model Stock car driver J.D. Gibbs this Saturday night.
Joe Gibbs oldest son has been driving in the Late Model stock ranks for just
over a year.
SUPER=03-Martinsville/March 18; :00
He raced at Martinsville back in March in the Miller 500.
Most of his racing has been done in North Carolina at the Tri-County and
Carraway speedways. His dad' driver thinks he can do well.
IN Q="I think...
((BOBBY LABONTE/DRIVER - JOE GIBBS CHEVY:))
SUPER=01-Bobby Labonte/Joe Gibbs Chevy Driver; :00
OUT Q=...OF POTENTIAL."
The 9th annual Lee Jackson Lacrosse Classic faces off this weekend.
VMI is 1 and 7 against Washington and Lee, losing the last 7.
SUPER=03-Lexington/Tarheels vs. Keydets; :00
Rob Worrell's 28 goals and 28 assists have been key in the Keydets 6 and 7
season and he will be heavily depended upon to help the Keydets snap the
IN Q="I didn't
((ROB WORRELL/HAS 56 POINTS ON THE SEASON:I DIDN'T REALLY CONCENTRATE ON THE
POINTS. I CONCENTRATE MORE ON MOVING MY FEET, LIKE FOR MY TEAMMATES AND GOALS
JUST COME IT SEEMS. IT'S NOT JUST SOMETHING YOU GOT TO CONCENTRATE ON. YOU GOT
TO CONCENTRATE ON THE LITTLE THINGS. LITTLE THINGS MAKE BIG PLAYS THAT WIN BIG
SUPER=01-Rob Worrell/Has 56 Points this Season; :00
OUT Q=...that win the big games"
The track team to beat this spring; the Patrick Henry boy's team.
Roy Stanley says Iron Men Raheem Barnwell and Louis Booker are ready to
lead the team to a state title.
IN Q="It's not...
SUPER=01-Raheem Barnwell/Patrick Henry Track Athlete; :21
SUPER=01-Jeff Johnson/Patrick Henry Track Coach; :31
SUPER=01-Louis Booker/Patrick Henry Track Athlete; 1:07
OUT Q=.....news 7 sports."
((It's not very often that you will catch Barnwell and Booker sitting down at a
The two Patrick Iron Men participate in six events each. They high jump,
triple jump run the hurdles the 400 meters and they also anchor the 4 by one
And they give 100 percent in each event.))
((RAHEEM BARNWELL/PATRICK HENRY TRACK: ))
((JEFF JOHNSON/PATRICK HENRY TRACK COACH: ))
((It's obvious that Barnwell and Booker can do the job. They're performance
led the Patriots to A sixth place finish in the state indoor meet and the
Cosmopolitan team championship.
And Booker gained national attention from track and field magazine when he
won the 500 in the state meet with a record time of
((LOUIS BOOKER/PATRICK HENRY TRACK: ))
((The Patriots are taking it one meet at a time but their major focus is the
state outdoor meet in june.
Roy Stanley news 7 sports.))
For those people with a physical handicap, service dogs can help make life a
However there is a shortage of these specially-trained companions.
One Roanoke County resident is trying something new as she deals with the
difficult task of replacing her aging service dog.
Beth Myer has more.
IN Q=Booker's ten years old
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Carol Willoughby/Owner; :25
SUPER=01-Tammy Cedergren/Trainer; :58
OUT Q=Beth Myer, News 7.
open with nat sot of "Booker, good boy, Phone!"
Booker's ten years old and for the past nine years, he's been Carol
Willoughby's constant companion.
Carol has rheumatoid arthritis. The disease has made movement, even simply
bending over, limited and often painful.
10 49 52 00 - 10 50 01 00
IN Q=I used to have to
((CAROL WILLOUGHBY/OWNER: I USED TO HAVE TO KICK THINGS IN A PILE AND THE
FIRST PERSON TO COME IN THE HOUSE WOULD HAVE TO PICK MY JUNK UP FOR ME. AND NOW
BOOKER WILL PICK UP ANYTHING THAT I DROP. ))
OUT Q=that I drop.
if possible cover end of bite with video of him picking up magazine...
because the next bite is carol too.
10 50 52 00 - 10 51 06 00
IN Q=I can tell him light BOoker, light and he can
((CAROL WILLOUGHBY/OWNER: I CAN TELL HIM "LIGHT, BOOKER, LIGHT" AND HE CAN
SWITCH THE LIGHT OFF AND ONE. THIS IS GETTING DIFFICULT AS HE'S GETTING OLDER.
THAT'S THE REASON I'M BRINGING THIS PUPPY ALONG TO TAKE OVER AS BOOKER
GRADUALLY RETIRES. ))
OUT Q=gradually retires.
mall training video
Blake is 5-months old.
Dog trainer Tammy Cedergren is working with Blake and Carol on basic skills.
THIS NEXT BITE IS REALLY NAT SOT.
11 58 21 00 - 11 58 33 00
IN Q=Blake, Paws up.
((CAROL WILLOUGHBY/OWNER: BLAKE, PAWS UP. TAMMY CEDERGREN/TRAINER: THAT TIME
WE GOT IT ON JUST YOUR COMMAND. TELL HIM OFF. CAROL: WHAT A GOOD BOY YOU ARE
WHAT A GOOD BOY. ))
OUT Q=a good boy.
12 20 43 00 - 12 20 57 00
IN Q=We're teaching him to put
((TAMMY CEDERGREN/TRAINER: WE'RE TEACHING HIM TO PUT HIS PAWS UP WHEN ASKED ON
LOTS OF DIFFERENT SURFACES, COUNTERS, DIFFERENT HEIGHTS. LATER HE'LL BE ABLE
TO GET PACKAGES, AND TURN ON AND OFF LIGHT SWITCHES. ))
OUT Q=off light switches.
use video of Booker and Blake getting phone.
Tammy says Booker is an excellent influence on Blake as he learns his trade.
Service dogs are valued at 10-thousand dollars each. The cost is generally NOT
covered by most health insurance companies, but corporations that provide
service dogs say a personal assistant would cost a disabled person as much as
100 thousand dollars over ten years.
tag is on separate cart in case there is nat sot of her praising the dog
Beth Myer, News 7.))
that works here.