Up next on News 7 at Eleven-
Another outbreak of rabies. THis time in Henry County. We'll tell you what
action may be taken.
More houses and more people in some areas of Lynchburg may mean different
schools. We'll have a report.
Plus the princess charms chicago tonight.
News 7 is next.
Henry Co. reports four cases of rabies so far this year.
Raccoons are the only reported victims.
County officials are considering door to door checks to ensure pet
Lynchburg schools could be seeing some major changes in the fall.
A public hearing is held to discuss redistricting.
The reason - overcrowding.
Princess Diana continues her visit in Chicago today.
She toured a Cook Co. hospital to raise patient's spirits and money for
Join us for News 7 at eleven.
Rabies is on the rise in Henry County.
Four confirmed cases this year may have county officials unleashing some
Kimberly McBroom reports.
IN Q=Rabid raccoons
SUPER=03-Henry Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Dr. Elizabeth Roycroft/Henry Co. Health Dept.; :13
SUPER=01-Sid Clower/Henry Co. Administrator; 1:09
OUT Q=News 7, Henry County
((Rabid raccoons have been taking a bite out of some Henry county canines.
Three of the four recent rabies cases have involved raccoon attacks on dogs.
Health officials say residents should be on guard.
((DR. ELIZABETH ROYCROFT/HENRY CO.-M'VILLE HEALTH DEPT.: CAUTION YOUR CHILDREN
PARTICULARLY, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER GO NEAR A WILD ANIMAL THAT IS SUDDENLY
APPROACHABLE, BECAUSE THERE'S SOMETHING WRONG WITH THAT ANIMAL. ))
SOT standup here 17:04:05
((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: ALTHOUGH THE RABIES CASES HAVE BEEN LARGELY
CONCENTRATED IN THE PHILPOTT LAKE AREA OF HENRY COUNTY-- HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY
THE RISK EXTENDS COUNTY- WIDE AND BEYOND. ))
((WE'LL HAVE TO LOOK FOR IT ANY PLACE IN HENRY COUNTY. WE HAVE TO LOOK FOR IT
ANY PLACE NOW IN FRANKLIN, PATRICK, HENRY, AND MARTINSVILLE. ))
Dr. Roycroft has advice on making your home less inviting to raccoons, and
safer for pets.
Be sure to vaccinate both dogs and cats-- which are becoming more prone to
Also, keep trash can lids closed tightly, and avoid leaving food outside
where wild animals can easily find it. End Pre-pro
The recent outbreak has prompted county officials to consider doing door-
to- door checks, to make sure pets are getting their shots.
((SID CLOWER/HENRY CO. ADMINISTRATOR: BECAUSE OF THE HIGH INCIDENTS OF RABIES,
AS REPORTED BY THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT, WE FEEL THAT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO MAKE
A MORE CONCERTED EFFORT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE DOING WHAT'S REQUIRED OF THE
COUNTY BY STATE LAW. ))
While the regulations would be stricter on pet owners, Clower says they'll
encourage people to take better care of their animals-- and educate themselves
more about a deadly disease.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Henry County.))
With parts of Lynchburg looking at fast residential growth, educators are
wondering whether they need to redraw school districts.
As Steve Smallshaw reports, they could face pressure from both parents and
IN Q=About two dozen
SUPER=01-Barry Campbell/Lynchburg City Schools; :19
SUPER=01-Larry Carey/Lynchburg Council Member; :59
OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.
(( About two dozen parents and students turned out for the public hearing,
mostly just to listen to the reasons why Lynchburg may need to redraw its
middle and high school attendance zones.
It's been 25 years since the last major high school redistricting, and
school officials appreciate how emotional an issue it can be.
IN Q=Obviously parents
((BARRY CAMPBELL/LYNCHBURG CITY SCHOOLS: OBVIOUSLY PARENTS WANT THEIR CHILDREN
TO ATTEND THE SCHOOL THAT THEY'VE BEEN ATTENDING, SO WE'RE VERY SENSITIVE TO
THAT KIND OF CHANGE, WE'RE VERY SENSITIVE TO MAKING ANY KIND OF DISTRICT CHANGE
AND RECOGNIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF THAT MOVE.))
OUT Q=of that move.
IN Q=If the school
((If the school board is going to redistrict, it will have to do it soon.
Lynchburg city council already has approved plans for a large housing
development for the area northwest of here on Wiggington Road, and everyone
agrees it's easier to redistrict land than it is people.))
OUT Q=it is people.
The consensus is that land would be switched from the E.C. Glass high school
district over to Heritage.
But city councilman Larry Carey told the crowd that may not sit well with
IN Q=I had understood
((LARRY CAREY/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: I HAD UNDERSTOOD THAT SOMEONE SAID THEY
MAY NOT GO FORWARD WITH THE DEVELOPMENT UNLESS IT WOULD STAY IN THE GLASS AREA.
I CAN'T CONFIRM THAT, SO IT'S NOT FAIR TO SAY I KNOW IT'S TRUE.))
OUT Q=know it's true.
Carey says developers shouldn't be able to dictate school districts.
No decision is expected for at least two weeks, and any redistricting would
NOT affect students in either high school next year.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
President Clinton's chief accuser is being called to testify before the
Senate Whitewater Committee on Friday.
David Hale is the former Arkansas banker who accused then Governor Clinton
of pressuring him for a loan.
Whether David Hale will talk, however, remains to be seen.
The Senate panel wants a court to decide whether Hale can refuse to answer
questions without a grant of immunity.
More flap over the White House Travel office.
News today that someone at the White House obtained an F-B-I background
file on the head of the travel office, Billy Dale- months after he was fired.
((REP. WILLIAM CLINGER/R- PENNSYLAVANIA: THIS VERY WELL MAY BE A CRIMINAL
VIOLATION OF PRIVATE STATUTES AND IT'S CERTAINLY RAISES DISTURBINB ISSUES WITH
ANYONE CONCERNED WITH BASIC CIVIL LIBERITIES.))
SUPER=01-Rep. William Clinger/(R) Pennsylvania; 00
OUT Q=BASIC CIVIL LIBERTIES."
The White House says its record keepers may have mistakenly asked for
Dale's file as part of a routine document gathering effort.
F-B-I director Louis Freeh says he'll launch a thorough investigation into
The Medicare hospital fund is slipping further into the red.
Medicare trustees warn that it'll be broke by 2001 unless something is
((DONNA SHALALA/HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SECRETARY: WE SAID IT IN 93, IN 94,
AND IN 95 AND WE ARE SAYING IT MORE IMMPORTANTLY IN 1996. WE ARE ALSO SAYING
THESE CIRCUMSTANCES REQUIRE ACTION.))
SUPER=01-Donna Shalala/Health and Human Services Secretary;
OUT Q=require action."
Medicare is the plan that helps seniors pay for medical bills.
President Clinton says there is a way to fix the problem-
((BUT WE HAVE THE ABILITY RIGHT NOW TO PUT TEN YEARS INTO THE LIFE OF THE
MEDICARE TRUST FUND AND WE OUGHT TO JUST DO IT. WE OUGHT TO JUST GO ON AND DO
THAT. WE CAN DO THAT WITH PROBLEM AND WE CAN DO IT IN THE CONTEXT OF THE
BALANCED BUDGET PLAN.))
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Republicans say a short-term fix avoids the hard choices.
They favor a longer-term solution-
An angry letter from a constituent has helped George Allen re-shape state
The Allen Administration says NO more state health plan coverage for
abortions outside of rape cases, incest, gross fetal abnormality, or danger to
Ellen Qualls has details.
IN Q=I became
SUPER=01-Mike Thomas/Va. Secretary of Administration; :00
SUPER=01-Grace Sparks/Va. Planned Parenthood; :26
OUT Q=General Assembly.
((MIKE THOMAS/VA. SECRETARY OF ADMINISTRATION: I BECAME AWARE OF IT IN THE
EARLY PART OF MAY WHEN WE RECEIVED A LETTER FROM A CONSTITUENT COMPLAINING
ABOUT IT AND MADE THE ASSERTION THAT THE STATE EMPLOYEE HEALTH PLAN COVERED
ABORTION FOR ANY CIRCUMSTANCE WHATSOEVER. I FOUND THAT HARD TO BELIEVE BUT
CHECKED INTO IT AND FOUND OUT THAT WAS THE CASE.))
Planned Parenthood says the Allen Administration should be encouraging
((GRACE SPARKS/VA. PLANNED PARENTHOOD: WE CAN ARGUE ALL DAY ABOUT ABORTION,
BUT WE COME TOGETHER IN SAYING THAT UNINTENDED PREGNANCY DOES NOBODY ANY GOOD.
IT DOESN'T DO THE BABY ANY GOOD. IT DOESN'T THE WOMAN ANY GOOD. AND IT
DOESN'T DO SOCIETY, OUR STATE ANY GOOD. WE SHOULD WORK ON THE ISSUES WE CAN
AGREE ON, LIKE REDUCING UNINTENDED PREGNANCIES, ON REDUCING ABORTION. NOT BY
The Governor says he's being consistent with his campaign stance.
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: SO FOR ANY OF THOSE WHO ARE YELPING AND WHINING AND
COMPLAINING AND CRITICIZING, WHICH GOES WITH THE TERRITORY, IF THEY DON'T LIKE
IT, LET 'EM TRY AND CHANGE THE LAW NEXT YEAR IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.))
So that's the challenge from the Governor.
Some lawmakers who favor abortion rights that we spoke to are worried
Allen's singling state workers for different treatment than the private sector.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
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Still to come on the broadcast, a local bank teller is charged with
And as investigators search for clues in this weekend's double murder on
the Appalachian Trial,
a man convicted of similar murders 15 years ago is about to become a free man.
Robin in Wx office
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Two years ago a former trust officer at the Piedmont Trust Bank in
Martinsville was charged with embezzling several million dollars from a
Now another employee has been charged with taking money in a smaller,
The U-S Attorney's office in Roanoke says from May 1994 through May 1995,
45-year old JOY Kathryn Fain (FANE) took more than 28-thousand dollars from her
Fain is expected to plead guilty to the charge.
The former husband of a Utah Congresswoman admitted to criminal activity
Joseph Waldholtz pleaded guilty to several charges-
He admitted providing false tax reports, committing bank fraud and
falsifying forms to the election commission.
((JOSEPH WALDHOLTZ: I REALIZE BY THESE ACTIONS THAT I WILL BE SENT TO TIME IN
PRISON AND I ACCEPT THAT.))
OUT Q=I accept that."
Enid Greene says the plea supports her position that she did not know what
her husband was doing.
Waldholtz, by the way, is now her former husband- a judge granted their
Two hikers reported missing along the Appalachian Trail. Several days
later, they're found-- murdered -- near a remote campsite.
It's a story in the headlines today -- and a story that was in the headlines
15 years ago today.
More from Ted Stone.
IN Q=Bob Mountford
SUPER=03-Giles Co./June, 1981; :07
SUPER=03-Conway, SC/June, 1981; :18
SUPER=01-Hezekiah Osborne/Former Giles Co. Prosecutor; :44
OUT Q=Stone, News 7.
((Bob Mountford and Susan Ramsay were social workers from Maine who were
hiking the Appalachian Trail together. On the last weekend in May of 1981,
their bodies were found near a trail shelter in Giles County. Mountford had
been shot in his sleeping bag; Ramsay had been beaten and stabbed to death.
Two weeks later, police arrested Randall Lee Smith of Pearisburg near Myrtle
Beach, South Carolina, and charged him with the murders.
When Smith went to trial in 1982, the case ended in a surprise plea bargain.
He pled guilty to two counts of second- degree murder, and was sentenced to 30
years in prison.
There was no testimony about what sparked the killings.
Several years later, the prosecutor in the case explained what he thought
((HEZEKIAH OSBORNE/FORMER GILES CO.PROSECUTOR: I BELIEVE RANDALL MADE A PASS OR
PASSES AT SUSAN, AND MOUNTFORD DIDN'T LIKE IT, AND THEY HAD AN ARGUMENT. AND I
BELIEVE THAT RANDALL LEFT, AND CAME BACK MUCH, MUCH LATER. HE SHOT MOUNTFORD
BEFORE HE EVEN WOKE UP. AND I THINK THEN HE STARTED MAKING ADVANCES TO SUSAN.
THEY HAD A STRUGGLE, AND SHE WAS KILLED IN THE STRUGGLE.))
Before he died, Osborne said he accepted the plea agreement because he
didn't have enough evidence to ensure a conviction.
((VOICE OF OSBORNE: I WOULD HAVE LIKED TO HAVE HAD THE MURDER WEAPON. THAT
WOULD HAVE HELPED.))
Randall Lee Smith is now 42 years old. He's scheduled for mandatory release
on September 23rd.
And Parole Board officials say unless he does something terrible between now
and then, nobody will have the authority to keep him locked up another day. Ted
Stone, News 7.))
Meantime at the Shenandoah National Park today, investigators sifted through
evidence at a campsight where two women were found murdered this weekend.
Authorities say there are no suspects. The Park Service has also begun handing
out safety fliers to hikers and other visitors.
For an hour yesterday, Police Sergeant Marvin Brown tried to calm a
teenager AND end a tense stand-off outside a Roanoke convenience store.
In the end, the officer decided he had to act to keep the boy from injuring
himself or others.
The fifteen-year old paced the parking lot, cursing the officers and
holding a large knife to his wrist.
He repeatedly told the officers to kill him, and as time passed, Brown says
he feared the incident would get out of hand.
IN Q=It didn't take much to set him off
((SGT. MARVIN BROWN/ROANOKE CITY POLICE DEPT.: IT DIDN'T TAKE MUCH TO SET HIM
OFF AND IT SEEMED LIKE THE CROWD WAS GETTING BIGGER AND I REALIZED THAT MAYBE
WE HAD TO TAKE CARE OF THE SITUATION AS QUICK AS POSSIBLE WITHOUT ANYONE
GETTING INJURED. AND THAT'S THE TIME I REALIZED MAYBE THE BEST THING TO DO WAS
USE PEPPER AND WE MOVED AND THANK GOD THAT'S THE WAY IT TURNED OUT.))
SUPER=01-Sgt. Marvin Brown/Roanoke City Police Dept.;
OUT Q=the way it turned out.
Brown credits the quick action of other police officers who were on the
scene as the event unfolded.
The teenager was apologetic after his arrest.
The sergeant says he was simply relieved that no one, including the boy, was
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Stay with us, after these messages we'll tell you how new jobs are coming to
And we'll talk to a group of pilots who are winding up over a decade's work
to prepare for a short flight.
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A British company officially opened today in Henry County bringing more jobs
and more money to the area.
Drake Extrusions will eventually invest about 25 million dollars in the
county and bring about 120 jobs.
The company makes fibers used in carpets and upholstery.
Its parent company, Readicut Group is one of the leading manufacturers of
its kind in Europe.
Governor Allen was on hand for today's event.
His trade mission last year to England helped bring about construction of
the new plant.
GRAPHIC=News 7 Poll
Virginians are ready to cheer for their own major league baseball team --
but NOT to pay for it.
In a new News 7- Roanoke Times poll, 69- percent of those polled say they
approve of efforts to bring a team to northern Virginia.
But 63- percent say they oppose spending 150 to 175- million dollars in
public funds to help pay for it.
Surprisingly, the poll shows little difference between support for baseball
in northern Virginia -- where the stadium would probably be -- and in the rest
of the state.
74- percent of northern Virginians said yes to baseball.
68- percent of downstaters say okay.
The most viable option to help pay for baseball is a special sports lottery
50- percent of voters said they would favor such a game.
40- percent said no.
10- percent were undecided.
Princess Diana is the star attraction at a gala in Chicago tonight.
Thirteen hundred people paid up to 35 thousand dollars to attend.
Fans lined up to catch a glimpse of her highness or shake her hand.
The money raised will aid many cancer research centers, specifically for
On another note - it is reported that Michael Jordan's mother ALMOST missed
part of the Bull's playoff game tonight to meet the Princess of Whales.
A heartbreaking loss for Byrd in the state soccer championship tonight.
Roy Stanley will have that story, plus Jim Lachey retires, and we'll talk
with Roanoke's connection at the NBA finals right after we check the scores.
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The Terriers of William byrd were one kick away from winning The Group Two
A State Soccer championship.
Instead Western Albemarle's all state goalie Steve Caccese made a save in a
shootout and the Warriors beat the Terriers 3 to 2.
Roy Stanley Has more.
IN Q=First audio
SUPER=03-Vinton/Terriers vs Warriors; :00
SUPER=01-Michael Berry/Scored Two Goals; :17
SUPER=34-W. Albemarle/==3/William Byrd/==2; :41
SUPER=01-Steve Caccese/Warrior Goalie; :51
SUPER=01-Jeff Highfill/Terrier Head Coach; :59
OUT Q= .....news 7 sports."
((After three straight trips to the final four, The Terriers were ready to cash
in on a state title.
And Byrd's all state player Michael Berry got the Terriers off to a god
start. Berry picks up lose ball and blows past the Warriors and scores the
goal to make it one to nothing Byrd in the first half.))
((MICHAEL BERRY/SCORED TWO GOALS: ))
((Berry was right. The Warriors came out in the second half Jeff Dolezal gets
the header on the pass from Jon Likowski and the game was tied at 1 to 1 two
minutes into the half.
The Warriors led 2 to 1 until the Terriers get the ball into Berry he
scores with less than a minute left in the game ended regulation tied at 2 to
The two teams battled to a shootout and Caccese, an all state goalie came
up with the big play stopping this shot and giving the Warriors the 3 to 2 win
and a state soccer championship.))
((STEVE CACCESE/ALL STATE GOALIE: ))
((JEFF HIGHFILL/TERRIER HEAD COACH: ))
((ROY STANDUP: ))
Former Washington Redskins all-pro lineman Jim Lachey will announce his
retirement from the NFL this afternoon.
SUPER=03-Carlisle, PA/July 1994; :00
The 33 year old Lachey helped the Redskins win the 1992 Super Bowl, and he
played in three pro bowls.
But injuries began taking a toll on the big tackle in 1992 when he missed
five games with knee injuries.
He missed all of 1993, and he still hasn't recovered from a shoulder injury
he suffered last year.
In fact, he failed his physical at mini-camp last month.
UVA head baseball coach Dennis Womack was deservedly named the coach of the
state yesterday in voting by sports information directors from Universities
around the Commonwealth.
The Cavs won a school record 8 postseason game this year.
Cavaliers pitcher, Seth Greisinger, who was the sixth overall player taken in
the Tuesday's amateur draft by the Tigers was named the state's player of the
He was 12 and 2 this season.
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On the college division level, Ferrum's Abe Naff is the pick for coach of the
year honors by the state's sports information directors.
Naff led the Panthers to 35 wins and their eighth NCAA tourney appearance.
Also, pitcher Jimmy Hamilton who was drafted in the 7th round by the
Cleveland Indians yesterday was named the player of the year. He had a
12-and-2 record this season.
GRAPHIC=STATE A BASEBALL
The Giles Spartans are finally in the state Group-A baseball semi-finals.
Today they completed yesterday's rain suspended game with St. Paul by beating
the Deacons 10-to-7.
Giles plays at Powell Valley tomorrow night at 7.
Still to come tonight, the Star City has a close connection to the NBA finals
that began tonight.
right after this break, we'll chat with Roanoke author Roland Lazenby, who is
following the BUlls and trying to keep up with Dennis Rodman.
Game one of the NBA finals is winding down tonight and Roanoke is well
represented at courtside.
Roland Lazenby, a Radford University professor, is in the windy city watching
the Bulls every move.
This morning he flew out of Roanoke to continue work on the official book of
the Bulls' record breaking season.
It's entitled "BULL RUN" and it has kept Lazenby on the run for most of the
past six months.
IN Q="I've probably...
SUPER=01-Roland Lazenby/Author of "Bull Run"; :00
OUT Q=... OF HIS ACT."
(( Bull Run is Lazenby's 31st book since 1984 when he wrote Ralph Sampson
biography, "Life Above The Rim."
Last year he wrote the complete history of the Chicago Bulls to commemorate
the team's 30th anniversary.
It has sold very well, although finding it Roanoke isn't always easy.
Nothing archaic about Phil Jackson's coaching methods in Chicago.
In fact Jackson, who has been labeled by some as a Zen Christian has embraced
Lazenby also has become a friend and admirer or Dennis Rodman, although he
admits nothing from his formative years as a child in Wytheville prepared him
for Rodman's antics.
Speaking of Rodman, the man known as the worm is about to get his own
A candy company in Boise, Idaho of all places is on the verge of marketing
the Dennis Rodman sucker.
It's a bloated worm shaped sucker with Rodman's face on the end.
Yes, it will be made in a variety of flavors.
Tomorrow at two o'clock, William Fleming will introduce its new head
basketball coach, but there's nothing new about him.
SUPER=04-Last Season; :00
News 7 Sports has learned that Roland Lovelace, the school's successful girls
head coach for many years will take over the boy's program he will also likely
move over to the high school as a teacher next year.
He replace Burrall Paye,who stepped down in the middle of last season.
A group of pilots in Van Nuys California wants to wind up in the record
SUPER=03-Van Nuys, CA;
They want to become the first people to fly a rubber band airplane.
The Rubber Bandit, as it is known, will be powered by a 90 pound- three and
a half mile long elastic band.
Twelve people have spent the last two and a half years preparing the plane.
They hope the Bandit will carry a pilot a hundred feet for 60 seconds.
They'll have to use a tractor to wind it up.
The pilot says he wants to fly the plane because no one has ever done it