GRAPHIC=Group 2A soccer
The group 2A soccer tournament has been in existence for 8 years.
Blacksburg has made the show every year. Last night, the Indians hoped to
advance to the state semis, but first they had to contend with a tough salem
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Spartans vs. Indians; :00
It would be a defensive struggle at Bill Brown Stadium. Each goalie
registered 11 saves. Bryan Jones puts the ball in perfect scoring position, but
Blacksburg keeper Ben Pinkerton shuts the door.
Finally, in the 44th minute, the SUPER=34-Blacksburg/==1/Salem/==0;
Indians would score what proved to be the only tally of the game. Nick Kappas
beats Salem's John McClure on the assist from Chris Nietzold. Blacksburg wins
GRAPHIC=group 2A soccer
The Indians will host the state semi finals this Friday at home. They will
play William Byrd. The Terriers topped Virginia High 5 to 1 in Vinton last
SUPER=03-Vinton/Bearcats vs. Terriers; :00
Region III player of the year Michael Berry would lead the attack for Byrd.
He gets the assist on the throw in that Chris Dowdy taps in and the
SUPER=34-William Byrd/==5/Virginia High/==1;
Terriers led 1-nothing about 7 minutes in. Dowdy had 2 goals.
Berry scored the other 3!! here he beats Scott Ellis to the near pipe, Byrd
wins by 4 goals, 5-1.
GRAPHIC=Northwest region baseball
To the diamond we go. The Northwest Region baseball quarterfinal was the
talk of the town in Danville as G. W. Danville hosted cave Spring.
SUPER=03-Danville/Knights vs. Eagles; :00
A cool night at Dan Daniel Park, the home of the danville Braves. We pick
up the action in the first inning.
The Knights Greg Wells loops a single to left field that scores two runners
and Cave Spring had a 2-nothing advantage headed into the second inning.
In the second, G. W at bat and the Eagles would answer. Lenny Lackey
connects on the one SUPER=34-G.W. Danville/==5/Cave Spring/==4;
bagger to right that scores a pair of runs and Danville advances to the region
semis with the 5-4 win in 11 innings.
Meanwhile, The Lady Knights beat E.C. Glass in the Northwest region
softball quarterfinals yesterday.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Hilltoppers vs. Knights; :00
Trailing 7-6 in the last at bat, senior Kari Whitney hits a 2 out, bases
SUPER=34-Cave Spring/==8/E.C. Glass/==7;
loaded single that plates two runs. Cave wins 8-7 and will host the semi finals
tomorrow at Darrell Shell Field at 3:30.
((KARI WHITNEY/KNOCKED IN GAME WINNING RUN:))
SUPER=01-Kari Whitney/Knocked in Game Winning Run; :00
OUT Q=...with a loss"
Up next on News 7 at Eleven-
Arkansas governor is resigning AFTER being convicted in the Whitewater case.
New footage released from the day of President Kennedy's death.
Plus this land may be the newest place to tee off in Salem.
Plus Robin says yes. Sun is in the forecast. News 7 is next.
Arkansas Governor is resigning.
SUPER=03-Little Rock, AR;
Jim Guy Tucker made the announcement after he was found guilty in the
Whitewater case today.
Also convicted- James and Susan McDougal- President Clinton's former
SUPER=04-November 23, 1963;
Never before seen video from the day John F. Kennedy was assasinated.
We'll take a look.
Plus how about a new public golf course for Salem? That was the topic of
talk tonight. We'll find out what happened.
Plus Robin tells us there is sun in the forecast.
Join us for News 7 at eleven.
Arkansas Governor Jim Guy Tucker is
stepping down- after a guilty verdict in the Whitewater case.
Also convicted- James and Susan McDougal.
Regina Blakely has details.
SUPER=03-Little Rock, AR;
SUPER=01-Jim Guy Tucker/Arkansas Governor; 30
SUPER=01-Kenneth Starr/Whitewater Independent Prosecutor; 1:22
SUPER=01-Regina Blakely/CBS News; 1:30 RUNS=1:45
OUT Q=CBS NEWS
((It was guilty verdicts all the way around. Jim Mcdougal guilty
on 18 counts of fraud and conspiracy.
Susan Mcdougal guilty on four counts
of mail fraud. Arkansas governor Jim Guy Tucker guilty on two counts of
fraud and conspiracy- all felonies.
The charges surrounded some three million dollars in federally backed
loans. Prosecutors claimed and the jury apparently believed were obtained
Following the verdicts governor Tucker announced he would resign to
ARKANSAS GOVERNOR/ JIM GUY TUCKER:
I CANNOT AND SHOULD NOT EXPECT THE PEOPLE OF OUR STATE TO BEAR THAT
The Mcdougals are the one-time whitewater business partners of
President Bill Clinton. The president, while not a defendant in the
trial was subpoenaed by the Mcdougal's to rebut claims by former Arkansas
judge David Hale who alleged then Governor Clinton pressured him to make
illegal loans to Susan Mcdougal, a claim the president vehemently denied.
Speaking to reporters at the White House, President Clinton refused
to speculate on whether the jury believed his testimony.
PRESIDENT CLINTON: ON A PERSONAL LEVEL I'M VERY SORRY FOR TUCKER AND MCDOUGAL.
While refusing to comment on the long-term implications of the
verdicts, Whitewater independent counsel Kenneth Starr did remind
reporters this is not the end of it.
WHITEWATER INDEPENDENT PROSECUTOR/ KENNETH STARR: WE HAVE AN ACTIVE GRAND
JURY. WE DON'T WANT TO COMPROMISE.
WE TAKE IT ONE STEP AT A TIME.
And while Senate Whitewater hearings are scheduled to end next
month many wonder what if any further questions will be raised on Capitol
REGINA BLAKELY/WASHINGTON: THE WHITE HOUSE WANTS TO HAMMER HOME THE FACT THE
PRESIDENT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE ALLEGATIONS IN THIS TRIAL BUT THE
ADMINISTRATION DOES HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THE MOMENTUM THE VERDICTS GIVE
THE WHITE HOUSE DID NOT WANT TO HAVE TO DEAL WITH IN THIS ELECTION YEAR.))
An accident tonight claimed the life of a former Salem fire captain.
Authorities say 70- year- old Charles G. King was killed.
Police say King owned cattle on a 33- acre farm on Spillway Lane.
The investigation indicates King was closing the gate on the property, when
his vehicle rolled over him. (----------------)
Authorities have ruled it a farming accident.
A Wythe County man is dead- shot to death early this morning.
31-year old Tony Ray Dunford died in the hospital five hours after the
It happened at the suspects home in Ivanhoe.
Police say 54-year-old Ronald Lloyd Sutphin (SUT-FIN) shot the victim.
Police don't know why.
IN Q=at this point
((SHERIFF WAYNE PIKE/WYTHE CO.: AT THIS POINT WE DON'T HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT THE
MOTIVE WAS OR IF THERE WERE ANY DRUGS OR ALCOHOL.))
OUT Q=drugs or alcohol.
Sheriff Pike says the suspect has a history of violent crimes- and that'll
be considered in court.
IN Q=they use a firearm
((SHERIFF WAYNE PIKE/WYTHE CO.: THEY USE A FIREARM AGAIN OR INVOLVED IN
NARCOTICS AND FIREARMS THEN THEY MAY BECOME A CANDIDATE FOR THE VIOLENT
CRIMINAL ACT AND IS VERY SPECIFIC NOT ONLY ABOUT WHAT THESE PEOPLE HAVE DONE
BUT THE NUMBER OF YEARS THEY MAY SERVE.))
OUT Q=they may serve.
Sutphin was convicted of second degree murder in Grayson County in 1974, but
was released after serving less than seven years.
Roanoke Valley golfers may have a new place to tee off--
Salem City Council is considering building a municipal golf course.
As Kimberly McBroom reports, council found a consultant's study on par
with the city's needs.
IN Q=It may be hard
SUPER=01-Walter Franke/Citizens Committee; :26
SUPER=01-Alex Brown/Salem City Councilman; :47
OUT Q=News 7, Salem
(( It may be hard to imagine this former landfill as an 18- hole golf
course-- but Salem officials are hoping their idea will score big profits.
Mowles Springs Park closed in 1994.
Since then, the National Golf Foundation has done a feasibility study on
the 250- acre property.
The study found the site suitable-- and a high demand for more golf courses
in the area.
((WALTER FRANKE/CITIZENS COMMITTEE: THIS WOULD BE AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAINTAIN
THE GREEN SPACE THERE AS A GOLF COURSE. IT WOULD PAY FOR ITSELF AND FURNISH
REVENUE TO THE CITY.))
While voter concern over higher taxes is often par for the course, council
says the project will be a business decision-- and won't likely go to
((ALEX BROWN/SALEM CITY COUNCILMAN: WE'RE LOOKING FOR INNOVATIVE WAYS TO
SUPPLEMENT OUR TAX BASE, NOT TO INCREASE TAXES. AND WE THINK POSSIBLY, A GOLF
COURSE CAN BE A WAY OF DOING THAT. ))
But before Council can take a swing at the proposed golf course-- they'll
have the citizens committee recommend an architect and collect more financial
The committee is expected to report back in six months to a year.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Salem.
The Roanoke County supervisors approved a budget for county schools
approaching 80- million dollars.
The new spending plan represents a five percent increase in funding.
It includes a pay raise for teachers, and more money to hire resource
officers and cover the rising cost of special education.
The supervisors raised a few complaints, but ultimately approved the budget
on a unanimous vote.
IN Q=This budget has some
((HARRY NICKENS/VINTON SUPERVISOR: THE BUDGET HAS SOME ITEMS IN IT. IF I WERE
IN CHARGE I WOULD MAKE SOME AMMENDMENTS, BUT ON BALANCE, IT'S WORTHY OF
ADOPTION BY THIS BOARD, SO I WILL MOVE THE STAFF'S RECOMMENDATION.))
((DEANNA GORDON/SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: I THINK WE ALL FEEL. I KNOW THE SCHOOL
BOARD MEMBERS DO, AND I BELIEVE THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FEEL ALSO THAT HIS IS
A GOOD FISCAL PLAN AND IT ALLOWS US TO MAKE SOME IMPROVEMENTS IN SALARIES AND
OTHER ITEMS IN THE BUDGET AND CONTINUE THE FINE TRADITIONS OF ROANOKE COUNTY
SUPER=01-Deanna Gordon/School Superintendent; :16
OUT Q=Roanoke County schools.
The local share of the school budget is more than 42- million dollars.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
When News 7 at 11 returns, an ironic selection tonight for one Lynchburg City
and we'll have a rare glimpse at history as new footage surfaces from the day
President Kennedy was killed.
Robin in Wx office
MUSIC UP FULL
SUPER=#C-380; Weather Roll
Never before seen film from the day John F. Kennedy was killed.
A Dallas T-V photographer- shot the film- His friend's wife recently turned
it over to the Assasination Records Review Board.
((TOM SAMOLUK/ASSASINATION RECORDS REVIEW BD.: THIS IS A REAL FIND. ANYTHING
THAT'S ON THERE IS A PART OF HISTORY.))
SUPER=02-Tom Samoluk/Assasination Records Review Bd;
OUT Q=part of history
SUPER=04-November 22, 1963;
Other scenes show Jack Ruby attending Lee Harvey Oswald's meeting
with reporters. It was Ruby who later gunned down Oswald.
The film also includes the only known footage of Vice President
Lyndon Johnson leaving the hospital after the president was pronounced dead.
Polls open in about one hour in Israel- where Israeli's will elect a Prime
Prime Minister Shimon (PEAR-ez) Peres is hoping to hold onto his position.
His opposition- Benajamin (Net-an-YAH-oo) Netanyahu is attacking the Prime
Minister's negotiations with Syria.
Peres say a victory for (Netan-Yahoo) would be a vote against peace.
The race is tight- and the outcome could shape the future of the Middle
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash Invest
Investigators will create a timeline of the last moments before the ValuJet
SUPER=03-Dade Co., FL;
They'll use information from the voice recorder and the flight data recorder.
They also rely on radar readings and air traffic control conversations.
Dredging for more parts begins Thursday.
Outgoing Lynchburg councilman Jim Curling will continue to serve the city
once he leaves office July 1st.
Tonight, Curling was appointed to fill one of the two vacant seats on the
city's planning commission.
Ironically, Curling lost his re- election bid after battling with fellow
Republicans over the WAY city council makes appointments to various boards and
Still, he says his own appointment was not unexpected.
IN Q=So it wasn't
((JIM CURLING/PLANNING COMMISSION APPOINTEE: SO IT WASN'T REALLY THAT MUCH OF A
SURPRISE BECAUSE I FELT LIKE THE MAJORITY OF COUNCIL WAS IN FAVOR OF ME, BUT
ANYWAY I'M VERY HAPPY WITH THE OUTCOME AND I APPRECIATE THE SUPPORT OF MY
FELLOW COUNCIL MEMBERS AND I WILL DO THE BEST I CAN TO SERVE THE CITY ON THE
((JUNIUS HASKINS/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: IT BASICALLY WENT DOWN WITH A MIXED
NOMINATION PROCESS, ONE FOR THEIR SIDE AND ONE FOR OUR SIDE, SO I WOULD LIKE TO
THINK WE BASICALLY GOT HALF A LOAF, WHICH IS BETTER THAN NO LOAF, BUT WE STILL
DON'T HAVE THE DIVERSITY THAT I'M STILL LOOKING FOR.))
SUPER=01-Jim Curling/Planning Commission Appointee; :00
SUPER=01-Junius Haskins/Lynchburg Council Member; :16
OUT Q=I'm still looking for.
Haskins says he expects another battle with Republicans over the three
school board appointments council will make next month.
For years the morgue in Roanoke was crammed into space provided by a local
The state of forensic science in this part of the world suddenly improved
about six months ago with the dedication of a brand new facility.
Keith Humphry says- -in some cases- -it may make the difference between
solving a crime and letting the criminal get away with it.
IN Q=They're not all
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Dr. David Oxley/Chief Medical Examiner for Western Va.; :28
OUT Q=Humphry, NEWS 7.
((They're not all criminal investigations, but about 650 dead bodies a year
pass through the new forensic science building.
Whenever there's a question about how and why someone died, the remains are
brought here from 35 western Virginia counties... 15 independent cities.
The facilities are spacious, high-tech, state of the art wizardry.
PEOPLE CAN'T GET AWAY WITH THINGS THEY ONCE DID, JUST BECAUSE THIS IS JUST SO
MUCH MORE SOPHISTICATED.
WE LIKE TO THINK THAT THAT'S TRUE. THAT IT WOULD BE HARDER TO GET AWAY WITH,
SAY, A MURDER, NOW THAN IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN 20, 30, 40 YEARS AGO. AND IT IS.
The chief medical examiner for our half of the state says he's doing the
same job he was doing downtown in cramped quarters for decades. Only now it's
better and with greater confidence, he says.
Like the rest of the building- -the morgue itself has plenty of room for
expansion... four tables, no waiting.
(((question) WOULD YOU ACTUALLY DO FOUR AUTOPSIES AT ONCE?
NO, BUT WE QUITE OFTEN DO TWO AT ONCE.
DR. MASSELLO WORKS DOWN AT THIS END, AND I WORK AT THIS END.))
Two stories up... a skylight- -provides natural light for autopsy
David Oxley could retire right now. But he won't. He loves his work and
has waited his entire career for this.
((IT'S PROBLEM SOLVING, MEDICAL DETECTIVE WORK, IF YOU WILL. THAT PART OF IT I
ENJOY. THAT'S WHAT KEEPS ME GOING.))))
Some days Oxley performs as many as six or seven autopsies a day. New
Year's Day LAST year he and Bill Massello did TEN. The average is about two a
Keith Humphry, NEWS 7.
MUSIC ON TAPE
Still to come on our newscast, Robin Reed will have footage as tornadoes hit
And a new museum opens in London, but the curator says it's really no big
MUSIC UP FULL
One of two men who held up a Lynchburg bank last fall has been convicted of
A judge found 29-year old Charles Banks guilty this morning-
Banks and another man walked into the First Virginia Bank last November and
A dye pack in their bag of cash exploded while they fled the scene.
Banks faces five years to life in prison.
Police have not released the identity of his accomplice, who's still on the
Added police protection is on the way for Danville's five public housing
There was concern the Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority would lose
federal money to provide two full time police officers to patrol the housing
That's because housing officials were unaware it would take nearly a year to
train the officers.
But an agreement's been worked out with Danville's Police Chief.
The officers are now training by patrolling two housing communities with an
IN Q=The only
((KENNY WIGGINS/SECURITY MANAGER:THE ONLY WAY THAT WE CAN REALLY SOLVE THE
PROBLEMS IN A COMMUNITY IS FOR THE POLICE TO WORK WITH THE COMMUNITIES. SO THIS
IS LIKE THE FIRST STEP AND ONCE YOU START THE FIRST STEP, JUST KEEP ON GOING.
SUPER=01-Kenny Wiggins/Security Manager; :00
OUT Q=keep on going.
The officers will continue their localized training until July when they'll
attend the police academy.
Senior citizens in Covington are saying NO to crime and YES to teamwork.
A group of seniors is joining forces with police to learn new crime
They call themselves SALT-- "Seniors and Lawmen Together."
They're classes range from identifying scam artists to personal self
SOT 11:43:41 (EDITOR: You can cover some of this bite if you like.)
IN Q=And this is a
((SGT. S.C. HAYNES/COVINGTON POLICE: AND THIS IS A REAL GOOD OPPORTUNITY FOR
LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES TO BECOME ACQUAINTED WITH THEIR SENIOR CITIZENS
AND KNOW THEM A LOT BETTER.))
SUPER=01-Sgt. S.C. Haynes/Covington Police;
OUT Q=more personal basis.
These seniors say the classes give them a feeling of empowerment.
IN Q=Contractors come around
((ALEXANDER TYLER/SALT COUNCIL CHAIRMAN: CONTRACTORS COME AROUND AND THEY PUT
PRESSURE ON THE SENIOR CITIZENS TO DO WORK THAT SHOULD NOT BE DONE. SO WE'RE
TRYING TO INFORM THEM WHAT NOT TO DO.))
SUPER=01-Alexander Tyler/SALT Council Chairman;
OUT Q=what not to do.
The Salt Council has been around almost a year and it meets once a month.
SUPER=03-Bennett, KY; :00
SUPER=03-Bullitt Co., KY; :15
GRAPHIC=Region C softball
In Region C softball, Glenvar beat John Battle 4-1 behind Amy Layman's 12
strikeout, 2 hit effort. The Lady Highlanders will play Floyd County in the
semi's. The Lady Buffalo's stampeded Fort Chiswell 29-1.
SS=Region III baseball
One other baseball note. Salem downed Chatham 3-2 in Region III quartefinal
The Iron Man kept his spot for one more night. The Baltimore Orioles are in
Seattle taking on the Mariners.
SUPER=03-Seattle, WA/Orioles vs. Mariners; :00
Cal would start his 2 thousandth 2 hundredth and 1st game at shortstop.
O's outfielder Brady Anderson gave the Birds the early lead with his 19th
homer on the season.
Behind, Ripken's 2 run homer, the Birds lead 3-2 in the 4th.
The freezer was rockin tonight as the NHL Eastern Conference playoffs
continued tonight in Pittsburgh. And the Penguins would shut out the Florida
Panthers 3-nothing to take a 3-2 advantage in the best of 7 series.
The pens are now just one win away from the Stanley Cup finals. Now the
Wipe to boards!!!!!!!!!
Chyron in motion
IN Q=first score
OUT Q=last score
Still a head tonight,
Mike Stevens vists with some New River Valley golfers who got a free lesson
Some New River golfers had an opportunity to improve their games today.
Mike Stevens has more on this cost free clinic.
IN Q=NAT SOUND
SUPER=01-Steve Morris/Olds Golf Academy Administrator; :31
SUPER=01-George Harvey/Harvey's of Radford Owner; 1:03
OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."
((No, that's not a cat box and yes, these people are swinging a golf club that
Welcome to the Oldsmobile Golf academy, a traveling training, teaching pro
shop on wheels that uses old fashioned technology
Nat Sound Bridge of Instructor
and some high Tech computer technology to help people improve their golf
games on the spot.
((STEVE MORRIS/PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR:))
For the past year, the Oldsmobile academy with the help of associate sponsors
like Top Flite, has been canvasing the country turning Olds dealership
showrooms into makeshift courses.
Harvey's in Radford played host to the caravan for the first two days of this
week, and even the owner drove his swing in for a tune up.
((GEORGE HARVEY/OWNER - HARVEY'S IN RADFORD:))
The academy is looking to expand on the 120 stops it made in its first year
partially because of its popularity and largely because it's proven itself as
an effective tool for selling cars.
((STEVE MORRIS/PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR:))
The academy also featured a pro shop that dressed up more than swings. In
Radford Mike Stevens news 7 Sports.
A new museum opened today in London, but you can't really say it opened in
a big way.
That's because it claims to be the world's smallest museum.
Only one person can fit into the room at a time.
Britain's tallest man was there but he says he doubts he'll be a regular
While the museum is small, it does have it's own refrigerator... at least
The Fridge- William Perry was an official visitor.
Currently the museum is offering a display on the history of gin.
Up next- a history of art.