Next on News Seven, a Roanoke man was
shot and killed this afternoon by his girlfriend's brother.
At the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill five people were killed
this morning when a fraternity house caught fire.
And three Virginians were among the 109 presumed dead in the weekend crash
News Seven is Next.
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A Roanoke man is dead after being shot by his girlfriend's brother this
20- year- old Marvin Williams was shot in the face at his home on the
14-hundred block of Grayson Avenue.
25- year- old Eric Tyrone Waller apparently walked into the house where his
sister and Williams lived, brandished a handgun, and shot Williams.
It happened around 4:30.
Waller later turned himself in at the police department.
He's been charged with first degree murder and use of a firearm in the
commission of a felony.
Five bodies have been removed from a University of North Carolina fraternity
house that caught fire this morning in Chapel Hill.
Sharyl Attkisson has the story.
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SUPER=01-Tanisha Robinson/Student; :30 QUICK!!!
SUPER=01-Michael Hooker/UNC Chancellor; :36
SUPER=01-Sharyl Attkisson/Reporting; 1:20
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(( Late in the day, rescue workers removed 5 bodies from the Phi Gamma
Delta fraternity house.
It's assumed all five are college students, but so far their identities have
not been released.
Fire broke out early this morning shortly after an all-night party and
just hours before traditional Mother's Day graduation ceremonies.
Those who didn't already know what happened found out at commencement, where
the smell of smoke lingered throughout the ceremonies.
TANISHA ROBINSON/STUDENT "MY SYMPATHY GOES OUT TO THE FAMILIES OF
THESE STUDENTS. AND THIS SHOULD BE A DAY WE SHOULD ALL BE CELEBRATING."
MICHAEL HOOKER/ UNC CHANCELLOR SEZ IT'S IRONIC HOW THIS SHOULD BE
HAPPIES DAY OF THEIR LIVES AND THIS IS PROFOUNDLY TRAGIC.
Tearful students comforted each other and stunned friends and families
of the victims came to see the charred, 3 story brick building for themselves.
Investigators haven't pinpointed a cause.
One official says the fraternity's fire exits may have been bolted shut,
probably to prevent burglaries.
One witness described the scene..
THE FLAMES WERE JUST COMING OUT OF EVERYTHING. THE WINGS OF THE BUILDING
WHERE THE FIRE ESCAPES WERE, WERE STILL REACHABLE. YOU COULD GET OUT. THERE
WERE NO FLAMES COMING OUT THERE. I GUESS YOU COULDN'T GET OUT FROM INSIDE."
IT WOULD BE HEARTBREAKING UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, BUT IF POSSIBLE IT'S EVEN
MORE SO, KNOWING THAT FROM NOW ON, THE PARENTS OF THE YOUNG VICTIMS WILL HAVE
THIS TO REMEMBER ON MOTHER'S DAY.
SHARYL ATTKISSON CBS NEWS CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA.
Three people from Virginia have been identified as part of the presumed dead
in yesterday's airline crash in Florida that took the life of 109 passengers
Roosevelt Tillman, of Lynchburg, was aboard the plane and two others from
Now officials reveal they've found some clues in their search for the cause
of the crash.
Byron Harlan reports from Dade County.
SUPER=03-Dade Co., FL; :00
SUPER=01-Robert Francis/NTSB Vice Chairman; :37
SUPER=01-Federico Pena/Transportation Secretary; 1:45
SUPER=01-Byron Harlan/Reporting; 1:51
(( Search teams wearing waders took to the water for an up-close inspection of
the crash scene.
They fished articles of clothing and small pieces of wreckage out of the
At one point they came upon what appeared to be one of the plane's tires.
They have found both of the DC-9's engines, but they remain submerged.
They have not yet found the flight recorders, which investigators hope will
shed some light on what happened to flight 592.
The national transportation safety board confirms the navigator radioed that
the plane was filled with smoke just before the crash.
ROBERT FRANCIS, NATIONAL TRANSP.SAFETY BOARD:
The everglades are posing an immense challenge to investigators.
The mucky combination of water and mud is said to be up to 40-feet thick in
some places, making it virtually impossible to extract bodies or airplane
One idea is to build a pontoon bridge from a nearby levy.
Another is to build a dam around the spot and drain all the water.
One thing seems certain, this salvage won't be ending any time soon.
As for ValuJet, the FAA is launching an intensive review of the airline's
safety and maintenance procedures.
But both the company and the U.S. transportation secretary reassure
travelers that despite past problems, the airline is as safe as any other.
FEDERICO PENA, TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY
HARLAN: DEALING WITH ARRIVAL TOMORROW OF NAVY TEAM WHICH WILL HELP
FIND THE BLACK BOXES.
Bryron Harlan, CBS News.))
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Coming up on News-7,
A couple from Virginia are teaching companies across the nation how to serve
And, it's out with the old and in with the new for a college in Buena Vista.
(TOSS TO KIM)
Wx ad lib
Well, we've said goodbye to 80-degree temperatures for the next few days.
A much colder air mass is settled over the region-- and highs in the 60s is
about all we can hope for tomorrow.
As for tonight, high pressure is clearing skies and helping to cool things
Patchy frost is a possibility-- as temperatures dive into the 30s.
We'll check out the forecast for the next five days-- stay tuned.
MUSIC UP FULL
GRAPHIC=Southern VA College
The Southern Virginia College for Women commencement marked the end of the
school as it has existed for 130 years.
Tomorrow new owners take over the college.
Denise Allen was in Buena Vista for the beginning of the transition.
SUPER=03-Buena Vista; :00
SUPER=01-Brennen O'Neill/'96 Graduate; :15
SUPER=01-Erika Gay/'94 Graduate; :26
SUPER=01-Glade Knight/New Board Chairman; :47
SUPER=01-Roger Barrus/Academic Dean; :58
OUT Q=News 7
(( Through 130 years and name changes, Southern Virginia College has always
been a two year school for women.
This commencement marks the end of that tradition.
((BRENNEN O'NEILL/'96 GRADUATE: I'M GLAD IT'S NOT CLOSING. I'M GLAD IT'S
STAYING OPEN, THE PLACE WILL STILL BE LIVING. THE CHANGE IS GOING TO BE HARD,
BUT I THINK IT'S FOR THE BETTER.))
((ERIKA GAY/'94 GRADUATE: THE TRADITION OF SOUTHER VIRGINIA COLLEGE AS WE KNOW
IT WILL BE LOST. THE GROUP COMING IN HAS A LOT OF CHANGES AND PLANS.))
The change begins Monday.
That's when a group of Mormon businessmen take over the college.
They say the school will remain non-sectarian, but next year's freshmen
class will include men.
((GLADE KNIGHT/NEW BOARD CHAIRMAN: WE WILL BE A FOUR YEAR COLLEGE AND WE WOULD
ANTICIPATE TO FILL THE COLLEGE TO CAPACITY WHICH WOULD BE 350-400.))
((DR ROGER BARRUS/ACADEMIC DEAN: THERE WILL ALSO BE A CODE OF STUDENT CONDUCT
THAT WILL DEAL WITH ABSTINENCE FROM THOSE THINGS WHICH DON'T HELP IN LIFE SUCH
AS ALCOHOL, TOBACCO AND SO ON.))
The new leaders say while the school has no religious affiliation, it will
provide a much needed alternative for college students practicing the Mormon
But for the final graduating class of Southern Virginia College for Women
it's a bitter sweet day--one marking the beginning of their future and the end
of a tradition they cherish.
Denise Allen News 7.))
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Governor Allen is in Tokyo tonight trying to bring new business to the
Today starts his two-week trade mission to the Far East.
Allen -- who arrived last night -- will be seeking more foreign investment
in Virginia and promoting traditional Virginia products.
70 Japanese-owned businesses have already found a home in Virginia.
The mission also includes stops in Korea and Hong Kong.
A half dozen Harris Teeter supermarkets will soon be locally owned and
Botetourt County has yet another announcement about new industrial jobs.
Len Besthoff recaps the week's top economic stories in southwest and central
Virginia with the News-7 Business Review.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Week; :06
SUPER=04-Tuesday; :37 (quick)
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Wednesday; :45
OUT Q=NAT SOT
The owner of Roanoke's Patrick Henry Hotel insists it's not for sale, in
spite of an ad in last Friday's Wall Street Journal that says it's on the
Affirmative Equities says proof of its plans to stay around a while can be
seen in the fact it recently invested several hundred thousand dollars in the
In March Roanoke's unemployment rate was two-point four percent.
Lynchburg came in at three point two-percent, Danville hovered around
Double Envelope of Roanoke confirms it has reached a tentative agreement to
acquire Transkrit, its cross town competitor in the printing business.
The companies say the deal could get wrapped up by early June.
160 new industrial jobs are coming to Botetourt County.
York International, known worldwide for making air conditioning and
refrigeration machinery, has bought a shell building in the county for more
than a million dollars.
Six Harris Teeter supermarkets in our area will soon be locally owned.
The North Carolina chain will sell stores in Reidsville, Altavista, Amherst,
Salem, South Boston and South Hill to Harden Foods- a new company that'll be
based in (AL-tavista) Altavista.
Checking the Dow Jones Industrial Average for the week, it rose 40 points,
closing at 5518.14.
Len Besthoff, with the News-7 Business Review.
A husband and wife team have used their disabilities to increase profits for
businesses all over the country.
Bill Duke is hearing impaired and his wife Cheryl is wheelchair-bound by
The Virginia couple started W- C- Duke Associates.
And with help from their employees they travel the country teaching "Opening
It's a seminar teaching corporate leaders and their workers how to serve
their disabled customers.
Ted Russell says he hopes the workshop helps break down some barriers.
IN Q=hopefully the opening
((TED RUSSELL/W.C. DUKE ASSOCIATES: HOPEFULLY THE "OPENING DOORS" PROGRAM WILL
PROVIDE THE EDUCATION THAT WILL TEMPER SOME OF THESE ATTITUDES AND IMPROVE
COMMUNICATION WITH THE DISABLED COMMUNITY.))
SUPER=01-Ted Russell/W.C. Duke Associates;
OUT Q=the disabled community
Russell visited Roanoke last week for Rising Expectations-- an annual
disabled awareness day at Valley View Mall.
He says taking this seminar can boost your profits.
Russell says it's worked for Embassy Suites Hotels.
IN Q=THEY RECOGNIZED
((THEY RECOGNIZED A YEARLY INCREASE OF APPROXIMATELY 23-THOUSAND ROOMS JUST FOR
THE PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES AND WHEELCHAIRS. SO THIS WAS A MULTI-MILLION
DOLLAR INCREASE FOR THEM.))
OUT Q=INCREASE FOR THEM
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
There were plenty of last minute shoppers for Mother's Day.
And the Roanoke County Police Department is getting worldwide attention.
We'll tell you why when News-7 continues.
MUSIC UP FULL
It's been less than a year since the Roanoke County Police Department
started its homepage but already it's getting worldwide attention.
Beth Myer reports a new crime prevention feature on the Homepage has a
Japanese company looking into the idea.
IN Q=The Roanoke County police
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
SUPER=02-Dolores Farmer/Homepage Creator; :05
SUPER=01-Sgt. David Wells/Roanoke Co. Police; 1:02 Quick
OUT Q=Beth Myer, News 7.
(( The Roanoke County police Homepage is packed with facts and is easy to use.
1 12 13 00 - 1 12 20 00
IN Q=If you were
((DOLORES FARMER/HOMEPAGE CREATOR: IF YOU WERE TO SELECT THE ORGANIZATION OF
THE DEPARTMENT YOU GET A PAGE ABOUT THE DEPARTMENTAL ORGANIZATION WITH LINKS.))
OUT Q=organization with links.
Links are highlighted sections that will take you to additional information.
12 11 57 00 - 12 12 05 00
IN Q=Homepage, (continues in Japanese)
INTERPRETER: ON THIS HOME PAGE FOR THE ROANOKE COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT.... ))
OUT Q=police department.
A new and intriguing feature which has captured the attention of one Japanese
company is the Anonymous Tips section. The group is here documenting ways
Americans use computers.
1 15 24 00 - 1 15 51 00
IN Q=If somebody clicks on this
((DOLORES FARMER/HOMEPAGE CREATOR: IF SOMEBODY CLICKS ON THIS LINK IT TAKES
THEM TO AN EXPLANATION OF THE PAGE. IF YOU CONTINUE IT TAKES YOU TO THE
NETHERLANDS WITH AN ANONYMOUS REMAILER. SOMEONE CAN TYPE IN THEIR E-MAIL AND
CLICK SEND. IT WILL SEND THE TIP TO THE DEPARTMENT AND THERE'S NO WAY THE
DEPARTMENT CAN TRACE WHO SENT THE E-MAIL. ))
OUT Q=sent the e-mail.
2 04 41 00 - 2 04 47 00
IN Q=We are probably
((SGT. DAVID WELLS/ROANOKE CO. POLICE: WE ARE PROBABLY ONE OF THE ONLY LAW
ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES IN THE WORLD USING THAT RIGHT NOW.))
OUT Q=that right now.
The Anonymous Tips section has been running for a couple of months and police
say it has received four good leads on drug cases and suspicious activity. Beth
Myer, News 7 Roanoke County.))
Shawn Kemp scored a game high 32 points and pulled in 15 rebounds as
Seattle beat Houston 114 to 107 in overtime sweeping the defending world
SUPER=03-Houston, TX/NBC SPORTS; :
In the first quarter, Clyde Drexler throws the inbound pass to Robert Horry
for the Jam and the Rockets led by three.
But the Sonics push the ball up the court going to Kemp for the jam Seattle
took a four point lead in the second.
Seattle kept the Rocket defense off balance. Guard Nate McMillan pulls up
and hits the three and the Sonics padded their lead.
However, Houston rallied from a 20 point deficit Hakeem Olajuwon picks up
the lose ball and scores two of his 26 and the game went into overtime.
Kemp scored 5 of the Sonics 13 SUPER=32-Seattle/114/Houston/107;
points in overtime as the Sonics advance with the 114 to 107 overtime win over
The Orlando Magic can wrap up its series with Atlanta tomorrow night at the
Shaquille O'Neal scored 24 points to lead the Magic over the Hawks 103 to 96
for a three games to none lead in the playoff series.
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/NBC SPORTS; :
Christian Laettner guarding Shaquille O'Neal under the hoop.
But he was no match for Shaq. On this play Shaq takes it to the hoop
strong for the jam and the early Magic lead.
The Hawks took it inside when ever possible. On this play Grant Long gets
the ball and scores but the Hawks still trailed by five.
Penny Hardaway, playing with a sore hamstring, scored 20 for the Magic on
this play he hits the fall away jumper ending a Hawk Rally.
The Magic goes on to beat the SUPER=32-Orlando/103/Atlanta/=96;Hawks 103
to 96 and can wrap up the series tomorrow night at the Omni.
Bill Wennington hit the go ahead jumper with 37 seconds left in the game as
the Chicago Bulls beat the New York Knicks 94 to 91 to grab a 3 to 1 edge in
the Eastern Conference semifinals.
SUPER=03-New York, NY/NBC SPORTS; :
A tight first quarter in New York. Michael Jordan gets this jam for two of
his 27 points the game was tied at 28.
The Knicks come right back getting it to Patrick Ewing he drives to the
hole for the score and New York took the lead.
But the Bulls rallied in the fourth quarter Ron Harper hits the jumper off
the glass for an 11 point lead.
New York came back and went up by three points late in the fourth quarter
but could not hold on.
Chicago's Bill Wennington hit the SUPER=32-Chicago/=94/New York/=91;go
ahead jumper with 37 seconds left as the Bulls get the 94 to 91 win.
The Charlotte Hornets have some off season work if they want to be in the
post season next year.
Charlotte needs help in the front and back courts and a new head coach.
Hornet guard Dell Curry was in the valley Friday playing in a charity golf
Curry says Allen Bristow was prepared for 1996 to be his last with the
IN Q="I think
((DELL CURRY/HORNET GUARD: ))
SUPER=01-Dell Curry/Hornet Guard; :
OUT Q=.....Help our team."
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC; :
The Hornets also need a few players to help the team next season.
Robert Parrish is not expected to return and there's a question mark
concerning the guard situation.
IN Q="We definitely
OUT Q=......Which way."
A rough day for Cy Young winner Greg Maddux at Veterans Stadium this
afternoon and the Philadelphia Phillies blank the Braves 6 to nothing.
SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/WTBS; :
The Philly Fanatic and his mom celebrate Mothers Day at Veteran Stadium.
In the bottom of the first Todd Zeile hits a line drive to left field for a
double Lenny Dykstra scores from third and the Phillies took the one to nothing
Maddux allowed five runs and five hits through five innings this wild pitch
allows Mickey Morandini to score from third and the Phillies led 5 to nothing.
J.R. Phillips added t5he icing to
SUPER=35-Philadelphia/==6/Atlanta/==0;the cake in the bottom of the sixth
when he hits this solo homer to deep centerfield Philadelphia beats Atlanta 6
The National Hockey League's top team in the regular season is facing
elimination in the N-H-L playoffs.
SUPER=03-Detroit, MI/FOX SPORTS; :
The Blues taking the ice in game number five.
The Blues broke a 1 to 1 tie in the second period when Wayne Gretsky gets
this goal to make it 2 to 1.
For that and all of today's pro scores lets check the boards.
IN Q=FIRST SCORE
OUT Q=...ST. LOUIS/DETROIT."
And coming up, a busy weekend for pro golfers Virginia Tech advances to the
Atlantic 10 Tournament championship game.
And Lance Armstrong remains the King of the tour DuPont.
Lance Armstrong save his best for the end today and he is the overall
winner at the 1996 Tour DuPont.
SUPER=03-Marietta, GA/ESPN; :
Today's 12-th and final stage was a 19 mile time trial through Marietta a
suburb of Atlanta, Georgia.
And Armstrong covered the field with a time of 17:56 to win the final
stage and the overall title of the 1996 Tour DuPont.
IN Q="Today I'm...
((LANCE ARMSTRONG/TOUR DUPONT WINNER: ))
SUPER=01-Lance Armstrong/Tour DuPont Winner; :
OUT Q=......final day, so."
A busy weekend in Professional golf. Jim Colbert is a winner on the
Seniors Golf Tour.
He fired a 3 under par 69 to win the Nationwide championship by three
shots at 10 under par.
SUPER=03-Irving, TX/ABC SPORTS; :
Phil Mickelson followed rounds of 67, 65 and 67 with a four under par 66
today to win the Byron Nelson Classic.
Mickelson finished at 15 under par for a two shot win on Craig Parry who shot a
5 under 65.
SUPER=03-Wilmington, DE/CBS SPORTS; :
Laura Davis won on the L-P-G-A tour today. The British golfer finished
the rain shortened L-P-G-A championship at even par one shot ahead of Julie
Piers. Davis shot a one under par 70.
Virginia Tech will play for its first Atlantic 10 tournament championship
Charlie Gillian picked up his 14-th save, a school record, as the Hokies
beat U-Mass 4 to 1.
John Hand was the winning pitcher and Austin Reppe hit a solo homer in the
The Roanoke Men's lacrosse team was knocked out of the N-C-A-A playoffs
Two time defending champion Salisbury State beat the Maroons 17 to 8.
Mother's Day is a money maker for retailers.
It seems customers are spending more to make this a special day for mom.
Store managers say this special occasion is second only to Valentine's Day.
Many stores are now full service offering bake-goods and flowers.
And early this morning the checkout lines were packed with procrastinators.
IN Q=MEN. A LOT OF
((BETTY MEREDITH/HARRIS TEETER FLORAL DEPT: MEN. A LOT OF MEN FORGET, YOU
KNOW, KIND OF PUT THINGS OFF TIL THE LAST MINUTE. THERE WERE A LOT OF MEN HERE
LOOKING AROUND AND I TRY TO HELP THEM. I'M A MOTHER SO I LIKE TO HELP THESE
((BRENDA HAYES/HEAD CAKE DECORATOR: IT'S INCREASED QUITE A BIT. PEOPLE ARE
BECOMING MORE AWARE OF THEIR MOTHERS, MORE SENTIMENTAL NOW A DAYS.))
SUPER=01-Betty Meredith/Harris Teeter Floral Dept.; :00
SUPER=01-Brenda Hayes/Head Cake Decorator; :12
OUT Q=SENTIMENTAL NOW A DAYS
Brenda Hayes says they've been working around the clock since Friday.
The hot items in the bakery department were heart shaped cakes and cookies.
And as flowers go, roses of course, were the number one gift for mom.