Baseball fans sway in the Kingdome as an earthquake rocks Seattle,
and a Henry County teen fails in his attempt to stay in school following his
expulsion for bringing a knife on a field trip.
Mostly sunny this afternoon with highs reaching 85 in places. I'll have the
complete weekend forecast in a few minutes.
Don't go away, the news is next.
Two different outcomes.
In northern China a powerful quake has killed at least eight people,
injured 100 others and caused dozens of houses to collapse.
Meantime, a suspended major league baseball game was the biggest casualty
from a moderate quake that struck near Seattle.
Still, they're calling it the strongest earthquake to hit Washington in at
least 15 years.
Meg O'Conor has the story.
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SUPER=04-Mariners - Prime Sports; :00
SUPER=03-Seattle, WA/Last Night; :10
SUPER=03-Near Duvall, WA; 1:00
SUPER=01-Bill Steele/Seismologist; 1:15
SUPER=01-Meg O'Conor/Reporting; 1:36
OUT Q=Meg O'Conor, For CBS News.
The Seattle Mariners were at bat, the cleveland indians changing pitchers
when a rolling seismic wave rumbled through the kingdome.
Players topped in their tracks... it took a moment for the crowd to realize
it wasn't stomping fans it was an earthquake.
Dozens darted for the doors... ken griffy junior signals from the field for
his wife to take the kids home.
MOS THE SEATS STARTED SHAKING... IT WAS WEIRD, TRIPPY; MOS IT WAS
SHAKING..IT TOOK A SEC TO REALIZE IT WAS A QUAKE; MOS IT WASN'T GETTING ROCKED
ANY WORSE THAN THE MARINERS' PITCHING
The moderate earthquake caused only minor damage near the epicenter...
shaking groceries off shelves in stores.
It immediately registered on seismogrpahs at the university of washington...
seismologists chart it at 5.4 on the richter scale.
BILL STEELE/SEISMOLOGIST WE HAVE AN EXCESS OF 50 AFTERSHOCKS AND EXPECT MORE.
Kingdome officials say at this point there is no sign of damage to the
Friday seismic engineers will double check the facility.
They will also be checking bridges and freeways and public buildings to
make sure they are safe.
In seattle, I'm Meg O'conor for CBS news.))
A six-year-old boy, thought to be the youngest person ever charged with
attempted murder, is scheduled for a court hearing today.
The northern Californa boy is accused of severely beating a five-week-old
baby nearly two weeks ago.
In Britian, the mother of a British toddler who was murdered by two 10-
year- olds has reacted angrily to a high court's decision which overturned the
pairs' 15 year prison term.
The court said the prosector acted unlawfully in treating the boys as
DENISE BULGER:I DON'T THINK THEY SHOULD EVER GET OUT. I ACCEPTED THE 15 YEARS
BUT IF IT WERE UP TO ME I'D GIVEN THEM A LOT LONGER, THEY SHOULD NEVER GET OUT.
SUPER=01-Denise Bulger/Mother of Murdered Boy;
OUT Q=NEVER GET OUT.
In 19-93 the boys abducted two year old James Bulger from a Liverpool mall.
They took him to a deserted part of town and beat him to death.
A Henry County student has lost a round in his challenge of the school
system's weapons policy.
16-year-old Brian Wood was expelled, for having a pocketknife on a field
trip to the county jail.
He and his parents thought the penalty was too harsh, and they've sued the
But a judge today refused to issue a temporary injunction, which would have
forced the school board to re-admit Wood until a full hearing in the case.
Judge David Williams said he saw no reason at this point to reverse the
school board's actions.
More than 20 convenience store clerks in Roanoke are being charged with
selling alcohol to minors.
That, after a month long investigation.
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 the rest of the stores involved.
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Still to come on News 7,
The former chairman of the state republican party explains why he now backs
senate candidate Jim Miller,
and we'll tell you what event in this lady's life led her to travel and teach
people about mental illnesses.
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The Republican race for the United States Senate nomination is swinging into
Voters will choose between incumbent John Warner and challenger Jim Miller
in the June 11th primary.
Miller's supporters say Warner's lack of support for republican candidates
in previous elections will cost him in June.
But Warner says voters know he's a man of his word.
In a recent campaign stop Warner referred to a letter written by former
state party chairman Donald Huffman.
Huffman wrote the letter three years ago when Miller and Oliver North were
vying for a senate nomination.
Huffman, then a North supporter, blasted Miller's lack of military service
and his performance as Ronald Regan's budget director.
But now Huffman is supporting Miller.
IN Q=you try to
((DONALD HUFFMAN/MILLER SUPPORTER: YOU TRY TO EXAGGERATE THOSE FLAWS AND MAKE
ISSUES OUT OF THEM. BUT TO ME THERE IS A MORE IMPORTANT FLAW HERE AND THAT IS
JOHN WARNER'S DISLOYALTY TO THE REPUBLICAN PARTY OF VIRGINIA.))
((JOHN WARNER/R-U.S. SENATOR: NOW THEY MAY DISAGREE WITH WHAT I DO TIME TO
TIME, BUT WHEN I STAKE OUT A POSITION I STICK WITH IT AND I VOTE MY CONSCIENCE
FOR THE BEST INTEREST OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE BEST INTEREST OF VIRGINIA.
SOMETIMES THAT COLLIDES WITH POLITICAL PARTIES.))
SUPER=01-Donald Huffman/Miller Supporter;
OUT Q=POLITICAL PARTIES
The winner of the primary will likely face Democrat MARK Warner.
The democrats will officially announce their candidate later this month.
The candidates for Roanoke mayor are walking the streets -- going door to
door in their bid for votes.
Joe Dashiell joined them along the campaign trail.
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))
Mental illness touches millions of people every year,
To illustrate some of the trials, Julie Portman wrote the play "My Sister's
Connie Stevens has more, from last night's performance at Hollins College.
IN Q=NAT SOUND
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Night; :00
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.))
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Don't go away,
When we come back, it's time for "Growin' It" and we'll show you how you can
do just that on CD- ROM.
and it's going to be a warm day, so you can head to Downtown Roanoke for some
Roanoke's annual Strawberry Festival is underway right now.
We'll take you there when News 7 returns.
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Our inaugural Growin' It segment doesn't take us outside this year, rather,
we're doing some VIRTUAL reality gardening.
A new program designed to aid and inform gardeners is out on C-D ROM.
Called "Horticopia", the project is in part the work of Virginia Tech
Horticulture Professor Bob Lyons, whose photography was incorporated into the
IN Q=Well Horticopia
((BOB LYONS/HORTICULTURE PROFESSOR: HORTICOPIA IS JUST A VERY LARGE DATABASE.
IT HAS INFORMATION AS WELL AS PHOTOGRAPHS. PEOPLE WILL SELECT THEIR CRITERIA
FOR PLANTS THEY'D LIKE TO GROW IN THEIR GARDEN BASED ON HEIGHT OR FLOWER COLOR,
OR HOW FAST THE PLANT GROWS. MY INVOLVEMENT IN IT IS PRIMARILY AS A
SUPER=01-Bob Lyons/Horticulture Professor;
OUT Q=primarily as photographer.
ESS/FULL="HORTICOPIA" BOARD #1009
Two versions of the program are out: One for flowers, another for trees and
You may order "Horticopia" by calling 540-338-9147.
The nation's jobless rate is at its lowest level in 14 months.
Unemployment for April dipped to five- point- four percent.
But the numbers reflect a big slowdown in new payroll jobs.
Stocks climbed with bonds after the job report.
On Wall Street at noon the Dow was UP 16 points.
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Just ahead in sports,
The boy's track team at Patrick Henry is on the run this season,
and this chicken got its feathers ruffled when he lost a lawsuit.
He says the ruling is foul, and we'll have the details, next.
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The Charlotte Checkers win their first ever Riley Cup.
SUPER=03-Jacksonville, FL/Checkers vs. Lizard Kings; :00
The Checkers claimed the East Coast Hockey league title after beating the
Lizard Kings six to one last night in Jacksonville.
Defending champion Lance Armstrong showed the form that won him last year's
title yesterday as the Motorola cyclists captured stage two of the Tour DuPont.
The 94 mile road race began in Fredericksburg headed for Richmond.
Armstrong took the lead as the cyclists reached the capital.
He crossed the finish line in a time of three hours, 32 minutes and eight
seconds to claim the overall lead.
Today the riders will travel from Emporia to Raleigh, North Carolina for
the event's next stage.
The 9th annual Lee Jackson Lacrosse Classic faces off this weekend.
V-M-I is one and seven against Washington and Lee, losing the last seven.
SUPER=03-Lexington/Tarheels vs. Keydets; :00
Rob Worrell's 28 goals and 28 assists have been key in the Keydets six and
seven season and the Keydets are counting on him to help them 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"
Turning now to the track -- the team to beat this spring is 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.))
An unwanted dance with a cheerleader will cost a chicken dearly.
The Famous Chicken has been ordered to pay a former Chicago Bulls
cheerleader more than 317- thousand dollars.
Kimberly Smith says she severely hurt her elbow and jaw when the chicken
grabbed her, forced her into a quick dance and then rolled her on the floor
during a game in 19-91.
The chicken is a character created by Ted Giannoulas (GEE-An-NOH'-las).
He performs at sporting events across the country.
And finally --
It's sweeet 16 for Community School's Stawberry Festival.
The 16- year- old tradition is going on right now at Crestar Plaza in
and festival volunteer Cheryl Caputo is going to show us some of the sweet
treats they're serving up today.
Hello Cheryl. What's it like down there?
SUPER=01-Cheryl Caputo/Strawberry Festival Volunteer;
(Tell us what you're serving.)
(How much does it cost?)
(Anything new this year?)
(And how much time do folks have to check the festival out?)
Have a great weekend.
And that's it for News 7 at Noon.