Coming up on News 7 at eleven-
The Citadel is now admitting women We'll have the story.
Rats infest one area garbage spot- but officials say they're taking care of the
Plus a man ventures into a bear cage- and finds out it wasn't the right
News 7 is next.
Super=#D-59;News 7 at 11;
A misunderstanding between Roanoke City and Charlotte North Carolina police
may have proved fatal.
Charlotte authorities say both agencies might be to blame- for not catching
up with a man now accused of stalking and killing his ex-girlfriend in Roanoke.
Authorities say it all began in April when Robin Williams' Roanoke
apartment was torched by her former boyfriend Aquilia Barnette.
Police believed Barnette then returned to his home in Charlotte.
Officers there say they received three teletypes from Roanoke City police to
arrest Barnette but thought the address was wrong.
Then last weekend, police say Barnette caught up with Williams in Roanoke
and shot and killed her.
Later Charlotte authorities discovered the address given by Roanoke Police
was correct-- but maintain a phone call would have been better than teletyped
IN Q=But when we ask
((DENNIS NOWICKI/CHARLOTTE, NC POLICE CHIEF: BUT WHEN WE ASK THE ASSISTANCE OF
ANOTHER AGENCY ON A MATTER AS SERIOUS AS ATTEMPTED MURDER WE INSURE PERSONAL
CONTACT BETWEEN OUR INVESTIGATOR AND THAT AGENCY. WE DON'T KNOW IF THAT WAS
DONE BY THE ROANOKE POLICE DEPARTMENT.))
SUPER=01-Dennis Nowicki/Charlotte Police Chief;
OUT Q=Roanoke Police Department.
Roanoke City police would NOT comment.
It was a day of homecomings for the men and women who lived through the
terrorist attack in Saudi Arabia.
But also a day of mourning- Elizabeth Kaledin has the story.
SUPER=03-Eglin AFB, FL; 00
SUPER=03-Patrick AFB, FL; 17
SUPER=01-Col. Patrick Carr/Patrick AFB; 25-29
SUPER=03-Ramstein AFB, Germany;31 quick!
SUPER=07-Sgt. Andre Stanton; 38
SUPER=03-Dhahran, Saudi Arabia; 50
SUPER=07-Col. Thomas Friers; 1:11
OUT Q=CBS News, New York."
((The survivors of Tuesday's terrorist attack in Saudi Arabia were
welcomed home with open arms today....19 americans were killed in the
bombing....so this picture of happy reunions is tainted with a sense of loss:.
CREW CHIEF JERRY SASSER
At Patrick airforce base where 5 of the dead were stationed base leaders
say everyone is struggling
COL. PATRICK CARR: THIS IS A VERY TOUGH TIME FOR US....WE HAVE SET UP SUPPORT
TEAMS AND WE ARE DEALING WITH OUR PROBLEMS
Not everyone is coming home: some of the more seriously injured are
being treated at Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany.
.....and many more will have to stay on duty in Saudi Arabia...where despite a
surface effort to return to normalcy hundreds gathered at a memorial
service to express their anger:
WHATEVER IT TAKES WE RE COMING TO GET YOU
As the military tallies its losses and its heros...there is a sense
of strengthened resolve .....
COL. THOMAS FRIERS
THE MISSION WILL GO ON. LET'S NOT MISUNDERSTAND THAT. IF IT DIDN T GO ONE
THEY'D WIN AND WE'D LOSE...AND THEY AIN'T WINNING AND WE AIN'T LOSING.
But some did lose. They'll be honored in two separate memorial services on
Sunday. President Clinton will cut short his trip to Europe to attend.
Elizabeth Kaledin, CBS News, New York.))
The Citadel will now allow women.
Female cadets could be marching there as early as August.
SUPER=03-Charleston, SC/File Tape;
The Board of Visitors voted today to let women in-- ending the 153 year old
all male policy.
The move comes as a result of the Supreme Court ruling on VMI Wednesday
that bans state funding single sex schools.
((IT WAS CERTAINLY.... HAD CONCURRED.))
((IT'S NOT WHAT.... IN COUNTRY.))
SUPER=01-Col. James Jones Jr./Citadel Board of Visitors Chair;
OUT Q=IN THE COUNTRY."
Citadel officials say the school will enthusiastically accept women.
Female cadets begin classes as early as August.
Some people are saying a new trend in public education stinks.
Recent media reports that students are choosing NOT to shower after gym
class has one Virginia education group thinking bigger.
Ellen Qualls reports on a suggestion to end phy-ed in school.
IN Q=No one ever
SUPER=01-Joe Guarino/VCEE; :05
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
(( No one ever wanted to shower after gym class.
But listen up.
((JOE GUARINO/VCEE: THERE ARE STUDENTS WHO ARE NOW SAYING WE'RE HAVING
HEIGHTENED SEXUAL AWARENESS BECAUSE OF THE SEX EDUCATION CLASSES THAT WE'RE
GETTING AT YOUNGER AND YOUNGER AGES. AND YET WE'RE ALSO EXPECTED TO DISROBE
AND SHOWER IN FRONT OF OUR CLASSMATES.))
Joe Guarino heads up a group called Virginia Citizen's for Excellence in
He says it's a grassroots Christian parents' organization.
It's taken a higher profile since George Allen's conservative appointees
took over the Board of Education.
((JOE GUARINO/VCEE: WELL I CAN'T DENY THAT, OKAY. IT'S OBVIOUS THAT WITH THE
CHANGE IN PERSPECTIVE OF THE BOARD IT'S GONNA MAKE LIFE A LITTLE BIT EASIER FOR
PEOPLE ON MY END OF THE SPECTRUM.))
His end of the spectrum is worried about the awareness of each other's
bodies gym class brings.
((JOE GUARINO/VCEE: IS PHYSICAL EDUCATION NECESSARILY ACQUISITION OF
KNOWLEDGE? WHICH TO ME IS ONE OF THE CHIEF PURPOSES OF EDUCATION. MY ANSWER
IS NO. OKAY, SO. MY SUGGESTION IS LET'S GET RID OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND PUT
THE RESPONSIBILITY BACK ON THE PARENTS.))
Joe Guarino admits the school showers/phys ed discussion sounds "absurd."
But he looks to when the state board of education totally rewrites the
standards of accreditation later this year.
That's when conservative board members might get to phys ed -- and
requirements could become electives unless public input dictates otherwise.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on the newscast, Bedford County has to deal with an infestation
and we'll have a video of a scary moment for a man in San Diego as he finds
himself face to face with two angry bears.
Robin in Wx office
MUSIC UP FULL
SUPER=#C-380; Weather Roll
Two more people are cleared for their role in January's mock hostage drill
at Martinsville Hospital.
This afternoon a judge dismissed the charges of brandishing a firearm and
Jay Moore reports.
SUPER=07-Billy Jamison; :16
SUPER=07-Rob Glenn; :34
SUPER=01-Randy Smith/Martinsville Commonwealth's Attorney; :55
OUT Q=Jay Moore, News 7.
(( The judge said he didn't believe Billy Jamison and Rob Glenn showed reckless
criminal intent when they participated in an emergency hostage drill.
In January, the two along with others were involved with the drill intended
to test the staff's ability to handle a real hostage situation.
IN Q=It's been real
((BILLY JAMISON: IT'S BEEN REAL HECTIC. I'VE BEEN WORRYING ABOUT IT
CONSTANTLY. I'VE NEVER BEEN TO COURT BEFORE SO I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO THINK.))
OUT Q=what to think.
Some nurses working that night say there were traumatized because they
didn't realize it was a drill.
The defendants say they can understand the nurses distress and anger but
it's not their fault.
IN Q=I just did
((ROB GLENN: I JUST DID A LITTLE BIT OF VOLUNTEER WORK TO HELP OUT COMMUNITY
HOSPITAL AND THEN I'M IN COURT. I'M JUST GLAD IT'S OVER.))
OUT Q=glad it's over.
Last month two hospital employees were also found not guilty.
The Commonwealth's Attorney has said from the onset there was no criminal
intent and no charges should have been brought against those involved.
IN Q=This has been a
((RANDY SMITH/MARTINSVILLE COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: THIS HAS BEEN A TREMENDOUS
WASTE IF TAXPAYER'S TIME AND MONEY FOR ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. IT'S RIDICULES TO
ME THE ABUSE TO THE CRIMINAL PROCESS THE WAY THIS WAS DONE. ))
OUT Q=this was done.
IN Q=Matt Harrison is the
((JAY MOORE/REPORTING: MATT HARRISON IS THE ONLY PERSON REMAINING FACING
CRIMINAL CHARGES AND SMITHS SAYS HE EXPECTS THOSE CHARGES WILL BE DROPPED AS
WELL. IN MARTINSVILLE, JAY MOORE, NEWS 7. ))
OUT Q=Jay Moore, News 7.
The process of sprucing up trash collection facilities in Bedford County,
has taken on a ugly face.
Some viewers may not want to see this, but officials say it's actually the
result of cleaning up the problem.
SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Last Night
At a roadside trash collection site near Stewartsville last night, we found
hundreds of rats swarming over the dumpsters.
IN Q=The sooner
((MIKE DORSEY: THE SOONER WE CAN ERADICATE THE RODENTS THAT ARE HERE, AND WE'RE
DOING THAT VERY AGGRESSIVELY AS WE SPEAK RIGHT NOW, THE PROBLEM WILL GO AWAY.
THE EXTERMINATORS I'VE SPOKEN WITH HAVE INDICATED THAT WITHIN FOUR TO SIX WEEKS
WE'RE GOING TO EXPECT TO SEE VERY FEW RODENTS HERE.))
SUPER=01-Mike Dorsey/Bedford Co. Solid Waste Mgr.
OUT Q=few rodents here.
Dorsey says this is actually a result of fixing the problem.
A new contractor takes over hauling trash for the county Monday. B-F-I has
already installed new containers and will empty them daily.
The rats are just more visible now, Dorsey says, because B-F-I and the
county are eliminating their food source as they upgrade facilities AND begin
to exterminate the rodents.
Now many are asking: Will a starved rat bite you?
IN Q=They don't
((THEY DON'T NORMALLY DO THAT, IF THEY ARE PROVOKED OR SCARED THEY'RE JUST LIKE
ANY OTHER ANIMAL THEY WOULD ATTACK YOU.))
SUPER=01-Karen Chapels/Roanoke-Alleghany Health District; :00
OUT Q=attack you.
Dorsey estimates it'll take four to six weeks to get rid of the rats.
A San Diego man found out this afternoon that going to the zoo isn't
neccessarily an interactive experience.
SUPER=03-San Diego/Home Video;
Matthew Settles of San Diego jumped into the Manchurian Brown Bear exhibit
at the San Diego Zoo this afternoon.
These bears are not aggressive by nature but will protect their
And that's exactly what they did.
They attacked Settles and then cornered him in a water hole.
Once zookeepers were able to distract the bears, Settles was rushed to a
hospital where he underwent surgery to close a gash in his groin area.
It's not known why Settles jumped into the cage.
He wanted people to fawn over his hunting accomplishments... but the game
appears to be over for Charles Nichols.
Botetourt County was the site of his latest plea agreement.
This marks the third time in past month that Nichols pleaded guilty to
He's already lost his hunting privileges for the next eleven years.
In a taped confession, he admitted to investigators he bought antler racks
and deer fur out- of- state... and then had a taxidermist apply them to
Nichols won a number of state contests with these "assembly- line deer."
But it wasn't for the money...
IN Q=If you heard
((JOEL BRANSCOM/BOTETOURT COUNTY COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: IF YOU HEARD TODAY IN
THE PART OF THE TAPE WHERE HE EXPLAINS WHY HE DID THIS... DEVELOPED A DEER
HABIT.. HAD TO HAVE THE BIG BUCKS MORE FOR THE PRESTIGE. HE WAS SPENDING A LOT
MORE MONEY GETTING THE BUCKS THAN HE WAS MAKING OFF OF THEM. ))
SUPER=01-Joel Branscom/Botetourt Co. Commonwealth's Attorney;
OUT Q=off of them
Nichols still has at least two more scheduled court dates in Augusta and
More than 400- young people are lending a helping hand to low income and
elderly families on the Southside.
They're part of "World Changers"-- an organization sponsored by the Southern
Baptist Brotherhood Commission.
For the past week, they've been helping more than 25- families in the
Danville and Henry County area repair roofs, build porches and paint.
Ruth Waller's home got a new roof.
IN Q=I was
((RUTH WALLER/HOME OWNER: I WAS SO REJOICED AND SO PLEASED THAT THEY WAS GOING
TO DO THIS. THEN, I MET ALL THE KIDS AND THE OVERSEER AND ALL OF THEM HAVE BEEN
JUST REMARKABLE AND I HOPE GOD BLESSES THEM AND LET THEM KEEP DOING THEIR GOOD
WORK BECAUSE THEY ARE TRULY A GOOD GROUP.
MARK SCHRUTKA/TEXAS VOLUNTEER:WHEN I CAME HERE I DIDN'T KNOW ANY OF THESE
PEOPLE AT ALL AND I'VE MET SOME PEOPLE AND I'M GOING TO CHERISH THESE
FRIENDSHIPS FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE.))
SUPER=01-Ruth Waller/Home Owner; :00
SUPER=01-Mark Schrutka/Texas Volunteer; :15
OUT Q=of my life.
This is the third year, "World Changers" has helped out in the Danville
The teens are from all around the country- They head home tomorrow.
MUSIC ON TAPE
Coming up a little later in the broadcast, a museum exhibit takes a look
back at some of Southside's earliest inhabitants,
and from Lynchburg, we'll see how fundraisers are using an enchanted evening
to breathe life into a local landmark.
MUSIC UP FULL
It was a magical evening in Lynchburg tonight.
More than one thousand people turned out to see illusionists Kevin and
Cindy Spencer perform their first hometown show.
And as Steve Smallshaw reports, proceeds from the performance will help
magically transform one of Lynchburg's most historic buildings.
SUPER=01-Richard Doty/Academy of Music; :27
SUPER=01-Jim Whitaker/Lynchburg Mayor; :54
OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.
If you're looking for explanations as to how these tricks were done, forget
What was no illusion was the overflow crowd that turned out to see Kevin and
Cindy Spencer... who amazed both young and old with their high- tech, New Age
brand of magic.
IN Q=This gives us
((RICHARD DOTY/ACADEMY OF MUSIC: THIS GIVES US A GOOD KICK START AND THIS GIVES
US A LOT OF PUBLICITY THAT WE WOULDN'T HAVE AND MADE A LOT OF PEOPLE AWARE OF
THE FACT THAT WE ARE REALLY SINCERE ABOUT GETTING THE ACADEMY GOING AGAIN AND
WE NEED THEIR SUPPORT.))
OUT Q=need their support.
The support definitely was there tonight... the crowds appeared well before
showtime, ticket sales were brisk and even the t- shirts and bumper stickers
were being snapped up.
natsot ticket window
The proceeds will help pay for restoring the Academy to its former glory..
and making it a vital part of downtown again.
IN Q=A lot of
((JIM WHITAKER/LYNCHBURG MAYOR: A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE TRIED TO RENOVATE THE
ACADEMY AND NOBODY'S BEEN REAL SUCCESSFUL YET, BUT I BELIEVE THAT THE BOARD HAS
A VISION. WE CAN HAVE WHAT WE SAY IF WE CAN GET EVERYBODY BEHIND THIS EFFORT.))
OUT Q=behind this effort.
IN Q=While they
((While the enjoyed their first performance in their hometown, the Spencers say
there's really only one stage in Lynchburg where they want to perform.. and
they're already booked to be the first act when the Academy of Music reopens.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg. ))
OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.))
The Salem Avalanche took on Durham in game 2 of a 4 game weekend set
tonight, and picked up a 4 to 3 win.
SUPER=03-Salem/Avalanche vs. Bulls;
Salem touched Ray King for a run in the 3rd. Chan Mayber gets the base
knock scoring Pookie Jones for the early Avalanche lead.
Then in the 5th. Chad Gambill hits this shot back up the middle, plating
Blake Barthol from 2nd, and Salem led 2-zip.
A batter later, Jones hits the routine grounder, but the throw gets
away and Will Scalzitti trots home for a 3 run advantage, and Salem wins it 4
Salem and Durham lock horns again tomorrow night and Sunday.
The Atlanta Braves were shutout in at Joe Robey Stadium tonight as The
Marlins beat the Braves 2 to nothing.
SUPER=03-Miami, FL/WTBS; :
Jeff Conine provided the offense for the Marlins. In the bottom of the
third he hits a grounder to Jeff Blauser at short Mark Lemke bobbles the ball
missing the double play a run scores and the Marlins led 1 to nothing.
Then in the bottom of the seventh Conine hits a shot into left
SUPER=35-Florida/==2/Atlanta/==0; centerfield for a single scoring Quilvio
Veras from second the Marlins took the 2 to nothing lead and Florida wins it 2
Plenty of action in the Majors tonight so lets take a look at all of the
IN Q=FIRST SCORE
OUT Q=....LOS ANGELES/COLORADO."
The N-B-A owner and players have reached an agreement on a new collective
The pact avoids a second lockout in the last two years.
IN Q="I think what's
((RUSS GRANIK/NBA DEPUTY COMMISSIONER: ))
SUPER=01-Russ Granik/NBA Deputy Commissioner; :00
OUT Q=........get together."
There will be an 8 day moratorium on signings, trades and negotiations
while the agreement is put on paper.
Michael Irvin was back in court less than 24 hours after police arrested one
of their own cops and charged him with attempting to hire a hit man to kill the
SUPER=03-Dallas, TX; :00
Irvin seemed very low key as he arrived in court this morning as jury
selection in his case continued.
Judge Manny Alvarez says yesterday's happenings should not be grounds for a
Although it will likely make selecting an impartial jury more difficult.
IN Q="This would...
((NORM KINNE/ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY:))
SUPER=01-Norm Kinne/Assistant District Attorney; :00
OUT Q=...BACK IN MARCH."
And coming up, Some local youngsters learn the game of golf Boris Becker
is out at Wimbledon.
And J.C. Snead is the leader after the opening round of the Kroger Classic
Kevin Sutherland birdied the 18-th hole today and he leads D.A. Weibring
by a stroke after the second round of the Greater Hartford Open. Sutherland
shot a 65 and is at 132 8 under par after 36 holes.
SUPER=03-Mason, OH/ESPN; :
Meantime, J.C. Snead shot a course record 9 under par 62 for a one stroke
lead after the opening round of the Kroger Classic.
Snead collected 9 birdies to pass the mark of 8 under par set last year by
Graham Marsh. Snead's birdie at 18 broke the record.
Some say the older you get the more difficult it becomes to play the game
And over at Hanging Rock this week some junior golfers are getting
instructions at an early age.
IN Q=Nat sot...
SUPER=01-Chip Sullivan/Hanging Rock Teaching Pro; :20
SUPER=01-Franci Stowasser/12 Years Old; :57
SUPER=01-Nathan Androzejewski/12 Years Old; 1:10
OUT Q=......more golf."
((NAT SOT: ))
((For the past week over 45 kids from age 8 to 17 have attended the golf camp
at Hanging Rock under the instruction of teaching pro Chip Sullivan.))
((CHIP SULLIVAN/HANGING ROCK TEACHING PRO: ))
((Chip and his instructors teach the young golfers the fundamentals of the game
and how to make shots like putting and driving the ball.
The kids even get a chance to watch their swings on video.
The attention span of some of the younger kids is sometimes a problem but
sullivan has managed to teach the game and allow the kids to have a little fun
at the same time.))
((FRANCI STOWASSER/12 YEARS OLD: ))
((NATHAN ANDROZEJEWSKI/12 YEARS OLD: ))
((CHIP SULLIVAN: ))
Sullivan has a couple of other camps scheduled later in the summer and he
hopes to reach more than 150 junior golfers in the valley.
Rain postponed afternoon play at the Wimbledon Championships today and a
twist of the wrist sends a three time champion to the sidelines.
SUPER=03-Wimbledon, England/HBO and NBC; :
Second seeded Boris Becker injured his wrist during his match with Neville
Godwin. The injury occured as he was attempting a forehand return of Godwin's
serve on the first point of a tiebreaker in the first set of the match.
Becker took an injury timeout to get his wrist taped but was forced to
withdraw from the match.
On the Ladies side, fourth seed Arantza Sanchez Vicario also suffered a
wrist injury but was able to continue She beat Japan's Naoko Sawamatsu in
straight sets 6-4, 6-1.
A new exhibit at the Danville Science Center offers visitors a lesson in
The exhibit centers on a group of Native Americans known as the "Dan River"
Archaeologists believe they used to live in South Central Virginia hundreds
of years before European explorers landed in America.
The exhibit was borrowed from the Museum of Natural History in Martinsville-
the grand opening is planned for tomorrow.
IN Q=It focuses
((GINNY LAUBINGER/DANVILLE SCIENCE CENTER, DIR:IT FOCUSES IN ON THEIR LIFE,
WAYS AND CULTURE, HOW THEY USE THEIR RESOURCES. WHAT ROLE THE RIVER PLAYED IN
THEIR LIFE, AND SOME OF THE ARTIFACTS, THAT WERE FOUND BY ARCHAEOLOGISTS, THAT
HELP US GET A PICTURE OF WHAT LIFE WAS LIKE AT THAT TIME. ))
SUPER=01-Ginny Laubinger/Danville Science Center; :00
OUT Q=at that time.
Archaeologist Mike Barber has studied the Native Americans. He'll be at the
Science Center tomorrow from ten until noon to answer questions.