Super=#D-59;News 7 at 11;
If you make the minimum wage- and you're waiting for a raise- you'll have
to wait a little longer.
The House of Representatives will finish it's fight over the 90 cent wage
As Regina Blakely reports, debate on this heated issue continued into the
SUPER=01-Rep. Rosa DeLauro/(D) Connecticut; 40
SUPER=01-Rep. J.D. Hayworth/(R) Arizona;
OUT Q=CBS News, Washington."
((After weeks of sparring, Republican house leaders agreed to vote on
a 90 cent increase which would raise the minimum wage from $4.25 to $5.15 an
hour over the next two years.
But GOP leaders want to exempt from the hike small businesses
involved in interstate commerce, with annual gross sales of over a half
Other exemptions, newly hired employees under the age of 20 will
continue to receive the current wage for the first 90 days they are employed.
Those who receive tips stay at the lower wage, and computer professionals
making over $27.00 an hour would no longer get overtime.
But it was the small business exemption that had Democrats promising to vote
against the whole thing.
REP. ROSA DELAURO/D-CT:
IF THE AMENDMENT PASSES 10 MILLION HARD WORKING AMERICANS WILL BE EXCLUDED FROM
THE INCREASE AND MILLIONS MORE WHO ARE ALREADY COVERED WILL LOSE THEIR
As Democrats argued that those who work for minimum wage find themselves at a
40 year low in purchasing power, republicans proposed the opposite argument
that a forced higher wage on businesses will mean fewer jobs.
REP. JD HAYWORTH/R-AZ: DO YOU EMPOWER ALL IN THIS COUNTRY TO ACHIEVE ALL THEY
CAN OR DO YOU HAVE THE GOVERNMENT THROUGH CAPRICIOUS ACTION TELL THOSE WHO
CREATE JOBS. NO WE ARE GOING TO PENALIZE YOU FOR TRYING TO CREATE JOBS.
Tied to all of this is the gas tax repeal passed by the house with
some disputed provisions. The White House said the president will agree
to the repeal only if he gets a clean minimum wage hike. Regina Blakely CBS
News, Capitol Hill.)
It doesn't appear that an increase in minimum wage would have a strong
impact on the Roanoke Valley.
Officials at the Virginia Employment Commission say nearly all employers in
the Roanoke Valley pay well above the current minimum wage of 4- 25 an hour.
IN Q=As far
((VIRGIL THOMPSON/VIRGINIA EMPLOYMENT COMMISSION: AS FAR AS LOCALLY IS
CONCERNED, I DON'T THINK IT WILL HAVE ANY BIG EFFECT LOCALLY. ))
SUPER=01-Virgil Thompson/Virginia Employment Commission;
OUT Q=effect locally
Thompson says a competitive job market... and low unemployment are the main
reasons for higher wages in the area.
For years, fast food chains in the Roanoke Valley were known for paying
But it seems those salaries are now reserved for day care profession.
The United Steel Workers lost its bid tonight to represent employees at a
Pittsylvania County plant.
The Union lost by just 24- votes.
270- employees at Times Fiber Communications in Chatham voted against the
246 voted in favor.
IN Q=No, not by
((FREDERICK STROUD/UNION REPRESENTATIVE: NO, NOT BY ANY STRETCH OF THE
IMAGINATION, IT IS NOT OVER. THE UNITED STEELE WORKERS UNION IS ALIVE AND WELL
AND WE'RE NOT GOING ANYWHERE.))
SUPER=01-Frederick Stroud/Union Representative; :00
OUT Q=going anywhere.
This isn't the first time a union has tried to organize at the plant.
There were several unsuccessful attempts in the 1980's.
Times Fiber makes coaxial cable.
A Franklin County Farmer is dead- after a tractor accident on his Callaway
74 year old Jack Fisher was standing behind a mower attachment on his
tractor when the tractor began rolling.
A witness says Fisher tried to run after the tractor and jump on.
The tractor wheel then hit Fisher and he was run over by the tractor and
the bush hog.
Fisher died at the scene.
GRAPHIC=Kids & Crime
A growing number of young people are lured into crime.
It used to be a story repeated only in the inner city, but an increasing
number of young people in Virginia are carrying guns and selling drugs.
Tonight Teresa Hamilton begins a three- part report that looks at the impact
youth violence is having on the Southside.
Here's part one of "At Risk: Kids and Crime".
IN Q=10-4, behind the
SUPER=03-Halifax Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Jeff Oakes/Halifax Co. Sheriff; :26 QUICK!!
SUPER=07-Rev. Green Moore; 1:36
SUPER=01-Marilyn Murphy/Senior Probation Officer; 2:10
OUT Q=Hamilton, News 7.
((10-4, BEHIND THE BUILDING I TOLD YOU ABOUT. ))
OUT Q=you about.
The Halifax County Sheriff's Department routinely deploys undercover
officers to buy crack cocaine from young dealers. The officers use marked 20-
IN Q=He's wearing
((LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER: BLACK T-SHIRT AND WHITE PANTS AND RED SHOES ))
OUT Q=and red shoes.
But such stings can cost 5- thousand dollars for a three- day operation--
it's an expensive way to fight a growing problem.
IN Q=We've got
((JEFF OAKES/HALIFAX CO. SHERIFF: WE'VE GOT IT ALL, WHAT THE CITIES HAVE, IT'S
JUST GEOGRAPHICALLY, IT'S IN DIFFERENT PLACES THAN YOU WOULD FIND IN URBAN
OUT Q=in urban places.
One place officers are continuing to find drugs is the Village Apartments in
Sinai-- a low income housing community where officers are sometimes viewed more
as the enemy than friends trying to help clean up the neighborhood.
Selling drugs is profitable-- authorities say juveniles as young as eleven--
can easily make a thousand dollars a day.
((LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER: YOU'RE UNDER ARREST FOR FOR DISTRIBUTION OF COCAINE.
JUVENILE SUSPECT: MAN, I DIDN'T HAVE NO COCAINE ON ME. ))
OUT Q=cocaine on me.
((JUVENILE'S FAMILY MEMBER: YOU HAD DRUGS ON YOU? ))
OUT Q=drugs on you.
There is no single reason young people are turning to crime.
A Yale University Psychologist was once quoted as saying "Youth violence is
like heart disease-- many factors build to create the problem".
The Reverend Green Moore pastors a church in the Sandy Level Community of
He says often both parents work to make ends meet leaving their child
unsupervised and susceptible to peer pressure.
IN Q=They get
((REV. GREEN MOORE: THEY GET WITH THE WRONG CROWD AND THEY GET A TASTE OF THIS
FAST MONEY AND ONCE THEY GET A TASTE OF THIS FAST MONEY, THAT'S, THAT'S IT.))
OUT Q=that's it.
Social workers agree children from broken or single parent families, and
those who live with domestic violence, are perhaps at a greater risk.
Sheriff Jeff Oakes says gangs are a part of life in Halifax County.
Other law enforcement officials say they may not be as organized as the
notorious "Bloods" and "Krips" of Los Angeles, but they do exist--and they
offer a certain kind of security.
((MARILYN MURPHY/SENIOR PROBATION OFFICER: THE CHILDREN START TO LOOK FOR WHAT
THEY'RE MISSING AT HOME IN THE STREETS, THE SUPPORT, THE NURTURING AND THE
FEELING OF BELONGING, THE SECURITY AND THE FIND IT IN THE GANGS THAT WE SEE
OUT Q=see forming.
In part two of our series, we'll take a look at how the Southside's already
overcrowded juvenile detention facility is coping with the increase in youth
crime. Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on the broadcast, a child in Pulaski contracts Rocky Mountain
and Montgomery County residents with unlicensed dogs are learning the hard way
that the County is putting some teeth in its animal control efforts..
Robin in Wx office
MUSIC UP FULL
SUPER=#C-380; Weather Roll
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash Invest
Searchers hope a backhoe will find more than divers did at the Valujet
SUPER=03-Dade Co., FL;
They've brought in pontoons and a backhoe to dredge the Everglades crater
where the plane went down.
Crews will bring in other heavy equipment within a week.
Meanwhile the F-A-A says ValuJet is operating safely- but it will continue
overseeing inspections until Mid june.
((DAVID HINSON/FAA ADMINISTRATOR: AND WE'RE WATCHING EVERY AIRPLANE BEING
INSPECTED. AND THEY ARE INSPECTING EVERY AIRPLANE, EVERYDAY.))
SUPER=01-David Hinson/FAA Administrator;
OUT Q= EVERY AIRPLANE, EVERYDAY."
WIPE WIPE WIPE
wipe wipe wipe
A woman who flew on the same ValuJet D-C 9 BEFORE the crash- says the plane
was having trouble on her flight.
Pamela Hettinger says the plane had to return to the terminal three times
before taking off. And she says the cabin power went off over the everglades-
and the crew had to give landing instructions over a blow horn.
((PAMELA HETTINGER/VALUJET PASSENGER: I REMEMBER THINKING I'M SO GLAD TO BE OFF
THAT PLANE BUT IT NEVER DAWNED ON ME THAT THEY WOULD TAKE THAT PLANE BACK UP.))
SUPER=01-Pamela Hettinger/Valujet Passenger;
OUT Q=that plane back up.":
Hettinger says she wanted to warn passengers NOT get on the plane.
A 10-year-old child in Pulaski is recuperating from a case of Rocky
Mountain Spotted Fever.
The disease is spread by dog ticks, and it can be fatal.
In recent years, only about 20 cases have been reported.
But health officials are worried that this year, all forms of tick-bourne
illnesses may be on the rise, because the tick population is increasing.
Symptoms of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever include:
-- flu-like aches and pain
-- light sensitivity
-- and a high fever.
Some dog owners in Montgomery are learning an expensive lesson.
Animal control officers are going door- to- door to make sure all the dogs in
the county have the proper licenses.
Tracy Altizer reports.
IN Q=Checking dog tags
SUPER=01-Al Vaden/Deputy Animal Warden; :22
OUT Q=Altizer, News 7.
((CHECKING DOG TAGS IN THE AREA TODAY, DO YOU OWN A DOG?
NO WE DON'T OWN A DOG. NO DOG. ))
For deputy animal warden Al Vaden, it's been a busy Spring.
((HAVE YOU WRITTEN A LOT OF TICKETS THIS SPRING?
YES I HAVE. ))
Vaden and other Montgomery County animal control officers are pounding the
pavement for proof of pooch permits.
((AL VADEN/MONTGOMERY CO. DEPUTY WARDEN: IT'S MEANT TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF
RABIES. YOU CAN'T BUY A MONTGOMERY COUNTY TAG UNLESS YOU HAVE AN UP-TO-DATE
RABIES INNOCULATION FOR YOUR ANIMAL. ))
State law requires current rabies shots for all dogs at least four months of
SOT 14:50:36 (two barks)
Most counties also require the purchase of tags to support animal control
Some even require cat licensing.
Montgomery County does not, but if you're caught without your dog tags...
((I'LL SET THIS COURT DATE AS JUNE THE 25TH. ))
It's a citation and fine, in addition to the cost of shots and tags.
Vaden says the strict enforcement has made a difference.
((IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY WE DON'T HAVE MANY RABIES REPORTS. ))
It's all in the name of pet and people protection. Tracy Altizer, News 7.))
MUSIC ON TAPE
Coming up next on the broadcast, the Virginia Museum of Natural History is
running a bare bones exhibit and it's excited about it,
And even though he ran at a snail's pace, A-J Foyt wins today's big race in
MUSIC UP FULL
The nation's largest toy store is accused of using illegal means to stay
ahead of the competition.
Federal trade regulators are taking legal action against Toys -R- Us.
The F-T-C claims the retailer pressures toy makers NOT to sell some toys to
SOT 15:34:04 national #2
IN Q=many toy markets
((WILLIAM BAER/FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION: MANY TOY MANUFACTURERS HAD NO CHOICE
BUT TO GO ALONG. TOYS R US HAS THAT MUCH CLOUT IN THE MARKETPLACE.))
((MICHAEL GOLDSTEIN/TOYS R US: TOYS R- US IS PROUD OF ITS INTEGRITY AND ITS
REPUTATION. WE HAVE DONE NOTHING WRONG.))
SUPER=01-William Baer/Federal Trade Commission; 00
SUPER=01-Michael Goldstein/Toys R Us; 08 quick!
OUT Q=DONE NOTHING WRONG."
Toys R Us accounts for more than 20 percent of the 19 billion dollar-a-year
retail toy business.
The new director of a Martinsville museum makes no bones about it.
Stephen Pike says the Virginia Museum of Natural History is moving up, and
making plans for a major exhibit this fall.
Pike says the museum is bringing a "world- class" exhibition that will
feature complete and partial dinosaur skeletons including Tyrannosaurus Rex.
The exhibit has never appeared in the United States before, and Pike
predicts it will bring large crowds to the Martinsville museum.
IN Q=One of the reasons
((STEPHEN PIKE/MUSEUM DIRECTOR: ONE OF THE REASONS, STRATEGICALLY, FOR CHOOSING
THIS IS THAT WE KNOW THAT DINOSAURS ARE THE SINGLE MOST POPULAR THING THAT
NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUMS HAVE TO OFFER. THIS WILL PROVIDE A REAL CENTER OF
GRAVITY FOR A COUPLE OF MONTHS. IT WILL BE A BLOCKBUSTER.))
SUPER=01-Stephen Pike/Museum Director;
OUT Q=it will be a blockbuster.
Pike says he hopes the exhibit will mark the re- emergence of the museum
following a difficult period.
The exhibit will open in October.
The Winston Cup Cars were back on the track last night at the Charlotte
Motor Speedway Qualifying for Sunday's
Coca Cola 600.
Jeff Gordon and the Monte Carlo led the way as Chevrolet grabbed the top
Mike Stevens reports.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Concord, NC/Goody's Pole Night; :00
SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/Coke 600 Pole Winner 183.773; :25
SUPER=01-Ricky Craven/Qualified Second; 1:05
SUPER=01-John Andretti/Qualified Third; 1:17
SUPER=01-Chad Little/Qualified Sixth; 1:37
OUT Q=....the top 25."
wipe to boards
(/////SPORTS CHYRON MOTION/////)
SPORTS CHYRON MOTION
IN Q=FIRST SCORE
SUPER=400-=1/Jeff Gordon/183.773/=2/Ricky Craven/=3/John Andretti/=4/Terry
SUPER=401-=6/Chad Little/=7/Mark Martin/=8/Michael Waltrip/=9/Dick
SUPER=401-11/Johnny Benson/12/Todd Bodine/13/Jeff Burton/14/Derrike
SUPER=401-16/Kenny Wallace/17/Bobby Hillin/18/Jimmy Spencer/19/Wally
SUPER=401-21/Steve Grissom/22/Ernie Irvan/23/Ken Schrader/24/Jeremy
OUT Q=...Hut Stricklin.
That's it for Mornin. Have a Great Day Everybody.
The play hard and study hard-- and last night all their efforts paid off.
Thirty of the region's finest high school athletes were recognized at the
45th annual B'Nai B'Rith Awards Banquet.
Two of them walked away with the coveted award.
Kimberly McBroom has the story.
IN Q=The creme de la creme
SUPER=01-Amy Moore/1996 B'nai B'rith Award Winner; :18
SUPER=01-Eric East/1996 B'nai B'rith Award Winner; :28
SUPER=07-Dennis Brumberg; 1:02
OUT Q=McBroom, News 7
(( The creme de la creme of high school athletes eagerly lined up as
nominees of the B'Nai B'Rith Athletic and Achievement Award.
And the winners were... Amy Moore of Salem High School and Eric East of
Glenvar High School.
Both say their victories came as a surprise--
SOT tape 2 20:45:32
((AMY MOORE/1996 B'NAI B'RITH AWARD WINNER: THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE BECAUSE I'VE
HAD TWO KNEE SURGERIES AND I DIDN'T THINK I HAD A CHANCE-- AND ANYONE WHO HAS A
PROBLEM WITH KNEES-- IT CAN BE DONE IF YOU WORK HARD. THIS IS AMAZING.))
SOT TAPE 2 20:43:13
((ERIC EAST/1996 B'NAI B'RITH AWARD WINNER: THIS WOULD PROBABLY BE THE
HIGHLIGHT OF MY HIGH SCHOOL CAREER. I WOULD SAY IT WOULD BE. THIS HAS BEEN A
GREAT HONOR. ))
East earned a name for himself playing football, basketball, and baseball.
Moore has been active in soccer, volleyball, and track.
SOT standup here 20:49:51
((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: THE AWARD NOT ONLY HONORS PHYSICAL PROWESS IN THE
FIELD OF SPORTS, BUT ALSO RECOGNIZES ACHIEVEMENT IN THE CLASSROOM AND EFFORTS
IN THE COMMUNITY. ))
But the hard- working students weren't the only ones to be honored.
They also paid tribute to late T-V personality and fitness expert Artie
Levin-- who helped create the B'Nai B'Rith Awards.
SOT 20:09:52 tape 1
((DENNIS BRUMBERG: TONIGHT, I HAVE THE HIGH HONOR TO ANNOUNCE THAT HENCEFORTH,
THE SCHOLARSHIPS THAT ARE AWARDED WITH THIS AWARD SHALL BE KNOWN AS THE ARTIE
LEVIN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. IT'S A FITTING TRIBUTE INDEED TO A MAN WHOSE HEART
FAR SURPASSED THE SIZE OF HIS ARMS. ))
Moore and East each received 500 dollars in scholarship money-- along with
a commemorative plaque.
As for the tall trophies, their respective high schools will get to hold on
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.))
Later on Morning, Mike Stevens will have last night's qualifying from
And coming, The Division Three baseball teams opened practice this afternoon
in Salem the Knicks name a new head coach.
And the B'Nai B'Rith awards were presented tonight we'll show you who the
The NCAA Division III Baseball Championship is back in Salem this week. 8
teams will compete in the double elimination tournament.
Methodist will be one team to watch. The Monarch's beat Ferrum to reach
the 8 team world series and finished second in the nation last year.
((THOMAS AUSTIN/METHODIST COACH:YOU'RE GONNA HAVE TO GET GOOD STARTING PITCHING
THAT'S GONNA HAVE TO TAKE YOU DEEP INTO THE INNINGS. YOU'RE GONNA HAVE TO PLAY
GOOD DEFENSE. YOU'RE GONNA HAVE TO BE OPPORTUNISTIC WITH THE BATS AND WHEN YOU
GET RUNNERS IN SCORING POSITION,YOU'RE GONNA HAVE TO SCORE THEM. I THINK THE
KEY FOR EVERYBODY MIGHT BE HOW QUICKLY YOU RELAX AND PLAY THE GAME.))
SUPER=01-Thomas Austin/Methodist Coach; :00
OUT Q=...play the game"
Methodist will play Rensselaer tomorrow at 5 in one of 4 first round
games. The Engineers are lead by pitcher Dave Lohrman, who is 8 and 0 with a
IN Q="We have
((KARL STEFFEN/RENSSENAER COACH:WE HAVE A TEAM THAT'S REALLY STRONG PITCHING
WISE. I THINK WE LEAD THE NATION IN PITCHING THIS YEAR AND ERA. PITCHING AND
DEFENSE ARE RALLY THE KEYS TO US IF WE'RE GONNA ADVANCE IN THIS TOURNAMENT
THAT'S WHAT'S GONNA DO IT FOR US.))
SUPER=01-Karl Steffen/Rensselaer Coach; :00
OUT Q=...do it for us"
The tournament begins tomorrow at 10 am and runs through the weekend, with
the championship set for Tuesday. All games will be played at Salem Memorial
GRAPHIC=White sox/Blue Jays
Lyle Mouton hit a two run triple in the bottom of the 11-th giving the
Chicago White Sox a 2 to 1 win over Toronto.
SUPER=03-Chicago, Il/SPORTSCHANNEL; :
The White Sox had a shot at winning the game in the 8-th. With the bases
loaded Frank thomas hits a line drive to third which turned into a double play
ending the inning.
The Blue Jays then got on the board in the top of the 11-th. Alex Gonzalez
hits a blooper to right centerfield Jacob Brumfield scores to make it 1 to
In the bottom of the inning, Mouton SUPER=35-Chicago/==2/Toronto/==1;hits
a shot to the wall in right field Thomas and Robin Ventura score and the White
Sox win the game 2 to 1 in 11.
Tom Glavine won his fourth straight decision this afternoon as Atlanta
routed Chicago 9 to 4.
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/WGN; :
Chipper Jones continues to swing a hot bat. The Braves third baseman went
3 for 4 with two home runs and three R-B-I's.
Jones now has 12 hits in his last 18 at Bats the Braves beat the Cubs.
for that and all of today scores lets check the boards.
IN Q=FIRST SCORE
Former Roanoke Catholic football star Philip Buchy has been appointed to
attended the United States Air Force Academy to play football.
Buchy started 9 games in the Academy's prep school as a tight end.
Buchy earned 4 letters in football at Catholic.
A-J Foyt won the big race in Indianapolis today.
But before you think you missed the Indy 500, we're talking about A-J Foyt
He won the 15th annual Zoopolis 500. It's the Indianapolis Zoo's version of
the famous car race.
Today's 100 foot race was run-so to speak- in a record time of three and
Second place finisher, Lyn St. James had the early lead but had to make a pit
stop near the end of the race.
Instead of the traditional glass of milk, today's winner celebrated with a