Two people are dead and another injured in a single-vehicle accident in
Rockbridge County tonight.
The three were travelling eastbound on Interstate 64 when their Toyota
Pickup truck flipped several times.
It happened near the Goshen exit around six.
All three were thrown from the truck.
IN Q=I checked all
((TIM SNAPP/WITNESS: I CHECKED ALL THREE VICTIMS. ONE WAS UP AND CONSCIOUS.
THE FIRST LADY STOPPED AND TRIED TO GET HIM DOWN. I CAME UP TO CHECK THE OTHER
TWO AND STARTED CPR ON THE GIRL.))
OUT Q=on the girl.
The girl who was from West Virginia, died at the scene.
31-year old Timothy Duncan of Waynesboro was also killed.
I-64 was closed for more than an hour while Lifeguard 10 landed and
transported another man to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
No word on his condition.
State Police are still trying to figure out what caused the truck to flip.
IN Q=The vehicle rolled
((WALT BAKER/STATE POLICE: THE VEHICLE ROLLED ABOUT SEVEN OR EIGHT TIMES. IT
WENT THROUGH QUITE A SPILL THROUGH THERE.))
SUPER=01-Trooper Walt Baker/State Police;
OUT Q=spill through there.
Police have not released the name of the woman pending the notification of
GRAPHIC=Bedfrod County Seal
Fatal accidents are exactly what Bedford County residents hope to avoid by
widening a section of Route 24 near Stewartsville to four lanes.
More than a hundred citizens turned out for a public meeting tonight to
discuss why the project has never been funded.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
IN Q=For the people
SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Home Video; :00
SUPER=01-Norman Culbreth/Bus Driver; :29
SUPER=01-Del. Dick Cranwell/(D) Roanoke; :49
SUPER=01-Dale Wheeler/Bedford Co. Supervisor; 1:05
OUT Q=News7, Bedford Co.
(( For the people who travel Route 24 every day, near accidents like this are
a familiar site.
Residents say high traffic volume and a narrow roadway are a dangerous
Norman Culbreth drives a school bus on Route 24 every day.
From mirror to mirror his bus is 121 inches wide.. on parts of 24 however,
his available lane space shrinks to 104 inches.. put a tractor trailer in the
other lane and the numbers add up to disaster.
IN Q=How many lives
((NORMAN CULBRETH/BUS DRIVER: HOW MANY LIVES IS GOING TO HAVE TO GET KILLED
BEFORE THEY ALLOCATE THE MONEY?))
OUT Q=allocate the money.
SU 21:00:45 (2)
IN Q=The people
((The people who spoke agree they basically were preaching to the choir.
Everyone in attendance here knows full well the problems associated with Route
24... the next step is to take those concerns to the state transportation board
which meets in Salem June 6th.))
OUT Q=June 6th.
SOT 19:59:56 (#1)
IN Q=I think the
((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D- ROANOKE: I THINK THE MOST IMPORTANT THING THAT WE CAN
DO IS TO CONTINUE TO PRESS OUR CASE WITH THE FOLKS WHO SIT ON THE
OUT Q=transportation board.
So far, the board has yet to listen.
Hundreds of thousands of dollars have been spent on engineering studies..
but nothing else.
IN Q=And there's a
((DALE WHEELER/BEDFORD CO. SUPERVISOR: AND THERE'S A TIME TO STUDY AND TO
DESIGN AND THERE COMES A TIME LIKE TONIGHT, AND THAT'S A TIME TO START MOVING
OUT Q=moving dirt.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford County.))
An 18 year old convicted killer maintains his innocence.
This morning in Roanoke Circuit Court, Michael Wayne Crump was sentenced to
life in prison-- suspended after forty years.
He adamantly DENIES shooting Eric "Nike" Jones, and says he's hopeful the
REAL killer will be caught.
IN Q=I want
((MICHAEL CRUMP/SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON: I WANT TO SAY I'M SORRY TO MR. AND
MRS. JONES' FAMILY FOR THEIR LOSS AND I HOPE THE REAL PERPETRATOR GETS BROUGHT
TO JUSTICE. ))
OUT Q=to justice
Crump's court appearance today was tame compared to his trial 2 months ago.
When he was found guilty of murder in March, family members erupted inside
of the courtroom.
Crump's attorney says he's received information that may lead to another
He plans to appeal.
A Christiansburg teenager told a judge today how her father gunned down her
It happened March 20th in Christiansburg, at the home where Angie Knowles
had moved with her children.
Her estranged husband, Michael Knowles allegedly broke into the house.
Eighteen year-old Vanessa Knowles says she tried to pull the shotgun away
from her dad, then made a desperate attempt to stop the bullet.
((VANESSA KNOWLES/VICTIM'S DAUGHTER: AND WHEN I COULDN'T, I COULDN'T MOVE THE
GUN OR PUSH MY DAD I STUCK MY FINGER IN THE GUN, IN THE BARREL, AND RIGHT AFTER
THAT HAPPENED HE PULLED THE TRIGGER. ))
SUPER=01-Vanessa Knowles/Victim's Daughter;
OUT Q=pulled the rigger.
The bullet blew off part of Vanessa's finger before piercing her mother's
Michael Knowles allegedly fired his gun at police, before Vanessa talked him
into putting down the weapon and he surrendered.
Today the judge certified six charges against Michael Knowles including
murder and malicious wounding.
If you make the minimum wage you could be in for a raise.
The house today passed a 90 cent increase in the minimum wage-
The bill went through WITHOUT a Republican amendment to exempt small
The bill increases the minimum wage from 4-25 to 5-15 an hour.
It still needs a final vote.
A huge victory for the tobacco industry.
A federal appeals court in New Orleans rejects a class action liability
suit- filed on behalf of millions of smokers nationwide.
((JOHN BANZHAF: THIS IS A SIGNIFICANT SETBACK FOR THE VICTIMS, BUT IT IS NOT A
REPRIVE FOR THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY. WE'LL SIMPLY BRING THE CASES IN
STATE COURT RATHER THAN FEDERAL COURT.))
OUT Q=THAN FEDERAL COURT."
The court ruled such a big case would be unworkable.
Passenger airlines can no longer transport oxygen generators like the ones
suspected in the Valujet crash.
The ban will stay in place while investigators review whether its safe to
transport such equipment.
The ban covers generators shipped as cargo but not cylinders used for
ValuJet was not authorized to carry oxygen generators, but the
plane that crashed had 119 canisters on board.
((LEWIS JORDAN/VALUJET PRESIDENT: THERE ARE LABELS THAT ARE REQUIRED TO BE ON
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS AND NONE OF THESE LABELS WERE ON THOSE BOXES. IF THEY HAD
BEEN WE WOULD NOT HAVE ACCEPTED THE BOXES.))
SUPER=01-Lewis Jordan/Valujet President;
OUT Q=ACCEPTED THE BOXES."
Valujet claims the canisters were labeled as empty.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
When News 7 returns, we'll see how one locality is dealing with a surge in
and federal authorities are trying to determine if China is smuggling thousands
of illegal assault rifles into this country.
Robin in Wx office
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SUPER=#C-380; Weather Roll
The Federal Government is moving more equipment toward the Freemen
Trucks carrying portable power generators drove in today.
The F-B-I may cut off electricity to the compound and use the generators for
other people living nearby.
((JAMIE GORELICK/DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL: WE HAVE BENT OVER BACKWARDS TO
ACHIEVE A PEACEFUL NEGOTIATION HOPING THAT WILL BE THE RESULT, BUT WE ARE
PRESERVING ALL OF OUR OPTIONS.))
SUPER=01-Jamie Gorelick/Deputy Attorney General; 00
OUT Q=of our options."
The Freemen say they don't recognize the authority of federal agents. The
standoff is in Day Sixty.
It's one of the largest seizures of smuggled automatic weapons.
Federal agents arrested seven people and confiscated two thousand A-K 47
rifles- that would've made their way to America's streets.
Authorities say guns are only the beginning.
((WAYNE YAMASHITA/US CUSTOMS AGENT:
INCLUDING ITEMS SUCH AS HAND HELD ROCKET LAUNCHERS, MORTARS, ANTI-AIRCRAFT
MISSILES SILENCE MACHINE GUNS AND EVEN TANKS. ))
SUPER=01-Wayne Yamashita/U.S. Customs Agent;
OUT Q=AND EVEN TANKS.
Investigators are still trying to determine if the Chinese Government is
The man who runs one of the gun companies in China is the Son-in-Law of
GRAPHIC=Kids and Crime
The Southside's only juvenile detention home is already filled to capacity.
And with a growing number of young people finding themselves on the wrong
side of the law some are concerned about what the future may hold.
Teresa Hamilton has more in part two of our special series "At Risk: Kids
IN Q=Virginia Avenue
SUPER=01-Sgt. Howard Painter/Henry Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :18
SUPER=03-Danville/January 28; :32
SUPER=01-Cassandra Chandler/Victim's Mother; :46
SUPER=01-John Greenbacker/Halifax Co. Commonwealth's Atty.; 1:15 QUICK!
SUPER=01-Jim Rosenbaum/W.W. Moore Detention Home Supt.; 2:01 QUICK!!
OUT Q=Hamilton, News 7.
(( Virginia Avenue in Collinsville is a hot bed of activity.
((SGT. HOWARD PAINTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: THE TEENAGERS CRUISE UP AND
DOWN FROM THE DUTCH INN AND THEN BACK.))
But Sergeant Howard Painter says it's not all fun and games for the Henry
County Sheriff's Department.
Underage drinking is a serious problem.
IN Q=Alcohol is
((SGT. HOWARD PAINTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.:ALCOHOL IS A DRUG AND A LOT OF
PEOPLE DON'T REALIZE THAT BUT IT IS A DRUG AND IT IS ONE THAT IS EASILY
OUT Q=easily accessed.
Today, though, underage drinking and smoking are taking a back seat to more
serious crime in Southside.
This year a 16- year old in Danville was charged with killing a classmate
allegedly following a fight at school.
Cassandra Chandler sympathizes with the victim's family.
Her 17- year old son, Jason, was shot and killed earlier this year in
IN Q=We're rural
((CASSANDRA CHANDLER/VICTIM'S MOTHER: WE'RE RURAL AMERICA YOU KNOW AND FOR IT
TO HAPPEN HERE IS TO ME A SIGN THAT IT HAPPEN ANYWHERE, ANYTIME, TO ANYBODY.))
Southside is not alone-- in Virginia the juvenile murder arrest rate
quadrupled from 1987 to 1993.
Lawmakers knew something had to be done--
Their answer: a massive reform of Virginia's juvenile justice laws.
IN Q=We're very happy
((JOHN GREENBACKER/HALIFAX CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTY.: WE'RE VERY HAPPY TO SEE
THESE MAJOR CHANGES STARTING WITH THE EMPHASIS ON THE VICTIMS' RIGHTS. ))
OUT Q=victims' rights.
Prosecutors, like John Greenbacker, will begin operating under the new
guidelines July first.
Under the new system-- violent felons as young as 14 are to be tried and
sentenced as adults.
Less violent teens could be sentenced to boot camp or other alternative
Other changes are also in store.
IN Q=I think
((JOHN GREENBACKER/HALIFAX CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTY.: I THINK THIS IS AN
IMPORTANT FACTOR, THE OPENING UP OF THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM FOR OUTSIDE AND
OUT Q=public scrutiny.
The W- W Moore Juvenile Detention home in Danville is the only facility of
its kind in Southside.
The home serves 6- counties and two cities.
And as you might imagine--- overcrowding is a problem.
IN Q=We often
((JIM ROSENBAUM/W. W. MOORE DETENTION HOME SUPERINTENDENT:WE HAVE HAD AS MANY
AS 46 IN THIS DETENTION HOME.))
OUT Q=detention home.
Superintendent Jim Rosenbaum says the facility was designed to hold
30-kids--charged with anything from petty larceny to Capitol Murder.
The average juvenile offender serves about 18- days.
He believes Juvenile Justice reform will have an impact.
IN Q=I see
((JIM ROSENBAUM/W.W. MOORE DETENTION HOME SUPT.:I SEE PROBABLY A SLIGHT
INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF KIDS WE HAVE OR, IF NOT AN INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF
OF KIDS, A LONGER STAY. ))
OUT Q=a longer stay.
There is a light at the end of the tunnel. Rosenbaum says plans are in the
works to add additional space at W. W. Moore in July.
Coming up in part three of our series, a look at ways to curb youth
violence. Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))
It'll be another month before Iron Gate's only police officer knows if he
has a job.
Jim Phillips has been on administrative leave since his conviction for
reckless driving in the course of a pursuit.
Phillips was to meet with town council tonight but was unable to attend due
to medical reasons.
MUSIC ON TAPE
Coming up next on the broadcast, a local retailer is sold,
And more public relations problems for talk show host Kathie Lee Gifford as
a factory making her line of clothing fails to pay its workers.
MUSIC UP FULL
Just a few weeks ago Kathie Lee Gifford disputed that her clothing line was
made in FOREIGN sweatshops.
SUPER=03-New York, NY;
Now there's word that a factory in New York City has workers putting in
grueling hours on the Gifford blouses-
and workers went for two weeks without getting paid.
((KATHIE LEE GIFFORD/TV HOST: IT'S OBVIOUS THIS IS A PERVASIVE PROBLEM ALL OVER
THE WORLD AND EVEN IN OUR OWN BACKYARD.))
SUPER=00-Kathie Lee Gifford/Talk Show Host;
OUT Q=own our backyard."
Gifford said she'd pay the workers herself. But when her husband got there
with nine thousand dollars in hand, he found an empty factory-
He did manage to pay about half the workers-
Gifford promises all the workers will be paid and he and his wife will
investigate all garment shops that make Kathie Lee Gifford clothes.
Walmart, which markets the clothes, says it'll reimburse the Giffords.
A deal is nearly complete selling a Roanoke appliance store chain to a North
But the president of Holdren's admits terms of the sale would have been
better if it wasn't in such bad financial shape.
Stan Cross says he will not receive a penny from the sale, but he will be
free of the debts Holdren's has mounted.
Under the terms of the deal, suppliers will get a percentage of what
Holdren's owes them.
Cross expects to complete the deal next month.
He says it will put Holdrens in a much better position to compete, and keep
its workforce and store network basically intact.
A Bedford County family is suing school officials after a teacher took a
Rush Limbaugh book away from their son.
Last Thursday a student at Montvale Elementary school was reading Limbaugh's
book, THE WAY THINGS OUGHT TO BE when his teacher confiscated it.
The boy's father wrote a letter explaining the boy had his permission to
read the book.
He wanted the book returned to his son.
But, the school's principal refused.
SOT 16:09:04 - 16:09:16
IN Q=Once he gave
ONCE HE GAVE HIS APPROVAL TO HAVE THIS BOOK READ IN THE FREE READING PERIOD
THAT IT WAS INAPPROPRIATE CONDUCT TO PICK THIS BOOK AND TO SAY NO...THAT BOOK
CAN'T BE READ.))
OUT Q=can't be read.
The family isn't seeking money in the suit.
The boy's father says he only wants school officials to return the book to
his son and let the boy read it in class.
The principal says he's flabergasted by the lawsuit.
Before we hit all the sports tonight, we need to show ya an inspirational
story about a baseball player with a major league heart.
SUPER=03-St. Paul, MN; :00
Dave Stevens was born without legs but is playing with the St. Paul Saints
of the Independent Minor League.
He is spending 3 weeks with the team, fielding balls, and working behind
home plate warming up pitchers.
He is even taking batting practice. On a team with Darryl Strawberry and
Jack Morris, the 30 year old Stevens is the one attracting the attention. Good
luck Dave!! now the numbers.
Chyron in motion
IN Q=first score
OUT Q=...last score"
go to break!!!!!
After 6 years of waiting, they will now come. Roanoke's field of soccer
dreams is complete.
At a cost of 350 thousand the Roanoke Valley youth soccer players now have
a bigtime complex to practice and play on.
The Burglund Soccer Complex has 5 fields equipped with an irrigation
IN Q="We're on
((DANNY BEAMER/VALLEY YOUTH SOCCER DIRECTOR:))
SUPER=01-Danny Beamer/Valley Youth Soccer Director; :00
OUT Q=...here in roanoke"
The University of Virginia fell to Notre Dame in the first round of the NCAA
Division 1 Baseball championships today.
SUPER=03-Tuscalusa, AL/Fighting Irish vs. Cavaliers; :00
The Cavs lost 12-1 in the double elimination tourney and will play
Princeton today at 11am.
UVa scored it's only run in the third when Adam Robinson connected on this RBI
single. Virginia loses 12-1.
GRAPHIC=NCAA D-III baseball
The NCAA Division III Baseball Championship began at Salem Memorial
Stadium today. In game 1 Upper Iowa beat Marietta 6-5 in 13 innings.
SUPER=03-Salem/Pioneers vs. Monarchs; :00
Game two pitted Bridgewater State against William Patterson.
Leading 3-zip Bridgewater State's Mike Arnold drives the rock up the middle
scoring Jim Marteranna for a 4-nothing cushion.
SUPER=34-William Patterson/=12/Bridgewater State/==4;
Then, William Patterson's Brian Lynder goes to the alley for a triple. Three
runs come in on the bases loaded hit. Patterson tied it and wins 12-4. If you
haven't seen the action, your missing out.
((BRUCE WHEELER/NCAA TOURNAMENT CHAIR:))
SUPER=01-Bruce Wheeler/NCAA Tournament Chair;:00
OUT Q=..it's gonna be great"
In one other game, Methodist beat Rensselaer 8-7.
Lord Botetourt beat Northside 8-5 today to win the Blue Ridge District
SUPER=03-Salem/Cavaliers vs Vikings; :
The game was tied 4 to 4 until the bottom of the fourth. Jessica
Davisson's line drive to right field with bases loaded scored two and the
Cavaliers took the 6 to 4 lead.
The next batter Delisa Pascoa SUPER=34-Lord
Botetourt/==8/Northside/==5;hits a single to right field scoring two more
runners and and the Cavaliers go on to win the game 8 to 5.
IN Q="They hit...
((ANDY WARD/CAVALIERS HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Andy Ward/Cavaliers Head Coach; :
OUT Q=....for us."
VO-NAT Wipe to #eng!!
SUPER=03-Boston, MA/Mariners vs. Red Sox; :00
One major League baseball note. the Red Sox dominated Seattle 11-4 last
night and the batter with the spark...pitcher Roger Clemens!!!
He picked up his first major league hit and went the distance to move to 3
and 4 on the season.
The Charlotte Hornets are close to signing Dave Cowens as the team's new
head basketball coach.
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC; :00
Cowens departed from Charlotte Douglas International Airport today after
spending all of yesterday with Hornets officials.
The deal is not done yet, but the Spurs assistant is already talking about
IN Q="We got
((DAVE COWENS/SAN ANTONIO ASSISTANT:))
SUPER=01-Dave Cowens/San Antonio Assistant; :00
OUT Q=...san antonio bags"
Still to come, second round qualifying results from Charlotte,
and Mike Stevens talks with a very angry Dareel Waltrip.
Second round qualifying at the Charlotte Motor Speedway for Sunday's
Coca-Cola 600 wrapped up this evening.
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/Last Night; :00
Rusty Wallace finished second to Michael Waltrip in last week's Winston
Select but has to use a provisional start. Now here's the list of second
SUPER=400-26/Rick Mast/180.620/27/Mike Wallace/28/Darrell Waltrip/29/Robert
SUPER=401-31/Geoff Bodine/32/Kyle Petty/33/Joe Nemechek/34/Chuck Bown/35/Ward
SUPER=404-36/Sterling Marlin/37/Bobby Hamilton/39/Ted Musgrave/40/Brett Bodine
SUPER=403-41/Dave Marcis/42/Elton Sawyer/43/Rusty Wallace
Darrell Waltrip is the "King" of the Charlotte Motor Speedway with more
career wins in the Coke 600 than any other driver.
But he hasn't won the 600 in 7 years. Mike Stevens caught up with a rather
IN Q=FIRST AUDIO
SUPER=03-Concord, NC; :00
SUPER=01-Darrell Waltrip/5 Career Coca-Cola 600 Wins; :21
OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."
GRAPHIC=Explore Park Logo
Virginia's Explore Park hopes a summer of Fridays will add to its
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape;
Beginning June 7th, the living history park will expand its schedule.
Explore will open to the public Friday through Sunday from nine A- M to
five P- M.
Officials say they've had to turn away tourists on the days the park is
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He has white skin, blue eyes and can grow up to fifteen feet long. Who is
Meet Antoine LeBlanc - a rare white American alligator.
His unusual appearance is caused by a genetic mutation.
A spokesperson says when Antoine gets excited and blushes he actually
This gator is making new friends in San Francisco for three months.
He is visiting from the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans.