Next on News Seven-- one person is
dead and a teenager is arrested following an argument in Roanoke.
Police say Michael Dent of Roanoke was stabbed to death.
The Olympic Park in Atlanta will reopen Tuesday morning.
And we'll have highlights and tell you when today's Die-hard 500 will air in
The News is next.
One man is dead and a juvenile
injured following an arguement in Roanoke.
Police say Michael Dent of Roanoke was stabbed to death by a 17-year-old.
Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta will reopen Tuesday morning.
That word comes today from Olympic officials.
The park was closed yesterday after a bomb killed one person and injured
more than 100.
And if you want to get into big time wrestling, the Boggie Woogie Man may be
And Jeff Gordan was the big winner in the DieHard 500.
We'll bring that and more at eleven.
A stabbing in Roanoke's Hurt Park Complex leaves one man dead and a teenager
It happened near the intersection of Salem Avenue and 17th Street.
Police say Michael Dent of Roanoke was stabbed to death by a 17-year-old
around 3:15 today.
Authorities say it was the result of an arguement.
The juvenile, who's name has NOT been released, was taken into custody and
treated for a cut on his forearm.
He was later charged with murder.
There was a second arrest in the incident, but not for murder.
Police say 20-year-old Irvin Williams was arrested for shooting into an
No one was injured during the shooting.
The Olympic Park in Atlanta will re-open Tuesday morning.
That word comes today following an explosion that killed one person and
injured more than 100.
Meanwhile, federal investigators say they do have ``very good leads'' in
their hunt for the bomber.
Regina Blakely has more.
IN Q=Federal inverstigators
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA; :00
SUPER=01-David Tubbs/FBI Special Agent; :09
SUPER=01-Peggy Singer/Olympic Merchant; :46
SUPER=01-Regina Blakely/Reporting; 1:07
OUT Q=News 7, Atlanta.
Federal investigators report some 'very good leads' in the search
for the Olympic bomber, including eyewitness descriptions of
SOT David Tubbs, Special Agent, FBI
We have prepared some sketches, some composites. However, they are not to be
released at this time until we have further evaluated the initial information.
Nat sot up ''Please open that up for us"
Because dozens of bomb threats have been called in since the explosion
terrorized revelers in Ce7/8tenial Olympic Park Georgia National Guard troops
are searching cars and boxes determined to prevent a repeat attack.
SOT UP "Those two boxes coming out , sir?"
Explosives experts continued their investigation and Olympic fans are being
subject to tougher security checks. The security ring around the bomb site
hurt vendors on the summer games busiest day.
SOT Peggy Singer, Olympic merchant
Unfortunately, though we're in a prime location, now we've been put out of
business because oo this until it reopens.
Nat sot up Push in to Star of David flag with Kaddish song.
The attack brought back the tragic memories of the 72 Munich games. At an
eveoi7/8g memorial service a sculpture of the Olympic rings was dedicated in
memory of the Munich Eleven.
Regina Blakely, CBS News, Atlanta
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash Investigation
Searchers have located another large piece of fuselage from the TWA jet that
exploded off Long Island last week.
SUPER=03-East Moriches, NY;
A National Transportation Safety Board representative says 153 victims have
He hopes the finding will lead to the recovery of more victims.
An FBI representative says the search for evidence is progressing slowly.
IN Q=IT'S A TOUGH
((JIM KALLSTROM/FBI: IT'S A TOUGH SITUATION DOWN THERE. WHEN YOU'RE TALKING
ABOUT 3-4 FEET OF VISIBILITY IN AN AREA IT WOULD BE LIKE PUTTING A TELESCOPE ON
THE WALL HERE AND ASKING YOU TO DESCRIBE THE ROOM. IT'S NOT AN EASY TASK))
OUT Q=not an easy task.
Last week's explosion has brought out the top experts in the field of deep
And some Virginians left Norfolk today to join the recovery effort.
The USS Grapple along with a crew of 104 left Little Creek Naval Amphibious
Base at 3 this afternoon.
Each year, thousands of migrant workers flock to the Southside to find work
in the tobacco fields.
And, as you might imagine it isn't easy for Mexican workers to communicate
in another language.
Teresa Hamilton tells us about a Danville organization that's bridging the
IN Q=For 15
SUPER=01-Father David McGuire/Sacred Heart Catholic Church; :34 QUICK!!
SUPER=01-Noah Perez/Migrant Farm Worker; :41
SUPER=01-Roberto Cortes/Seminarian; 1:13
OUT Q=Hamilton, News 7, Danville.
(( For 15- years, a Danville organization known as the "Migrant Ministry" has
reached out to Mexican workers.
Throughout the tobacco growing season-- the group provides weekly
transportation for Sacred Heart Catholic Church to hold a separate mass in
Various organizations, ranging from the Catholic Church itself to the local
YMCA, lend support to the "Migrant Ministry".
This weekend's mass included a baptism as well as first communion for a
handful of young people.
((FATHER DAVID MCGUIRE/SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH: THE WORK THIS YEAR OF THE
MIGRANT MINISTRY TEAM HAS BEEN PHENOMENAL.))
IN Q=Today is
((NOAH PEREZ/MIGRANT FARM WORKER:TODAY IS A WONDERFUL DAY FOR MY FAMILY AND ME
BECAUSE TODAY ALL THE COMMUNITY, HISPANIC, IS TOGETHER IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH.
OUT Q=Catholic Church.
This weekend's service included a "Mexican Fiesta"-- after mass, dinner was
served and games were played.
The "Fiesta" is a yearly event-- which marks the end of the season for the
For seven years, seminarians have helped out and will remain in Danville for
a few more weeks.
IN Q=We do
((ROBERTO CORTES/SEMINARIAN:WE DO A LOT OF VISITING AROUND, WE GO EVERY NIGHT
OUT AND TRY TO HELP THEM WITH MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS, WITH CONVERSATIONS, AND
JUST TALK AS A FRIEND TO THEM, TOO. ))
OUT Q=them, too.
More than 400- migrant workers took part in the Mexican Fiesta.
That's 150- more than attended last year. And, as word of the ministry
spreads, an even larger crowd is expected next year. Teresa Hamilton, News
HARD MUSIC UNDER
When News 7 continues,
Two all-male public colleges are dealing with admitting women.
Thousands of super heroes gathered at the Salem Civic center today.
We'll find out why they were there.
Kimberly in Wx Center
Rainy weather putting a damper on the last half of the weekend.
Rainfall totals have been as high as three inches in Rockingham County--
Meanwhile, up to an inch of rain fell around some of our reporting cities...
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The Board of Visitors at the Virginia Military Institute is getting ready
for an important meeting this Tuesday.
They'll discuss whether to admit women or try to privatize the school.
A recommendation will be presented to the U-S- District Court in Roanoke,
which will likely supervise any changes.
Last month the U-S- Supreme Court ruled V-M-I violated Constitutional law.
V-M-I officials expect to have a final response to the court's ruling on
SUPER=03-Charleston, SC/File Tape;
At the Citadel the two women enrolled in next month's class will more than
likely be roommates and treated like any other cadet.
That according to Citadel officials.
At a private meeting yesterday officials agreed that it would NOT require
women to cut their hair short, which is required of all male cadets.
The school's plan for admitting women will be released next week.
A local lawmaker says the state should help local governments build schools.
Local governments have traditionally carried the burden of financing school
construction in Virginia, but Roanoke Senator John Edwards says the time has
come to develop a new partnership.
IN Q=Traditionally, the localities
((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS/D- ROANOKE: TRADITIONALLY, THE LOCALITIES HAVE PROVIDED THE
FUNDING FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS, BUILDING THE SCHOOLS. AND THE STATE HAS DONE
THAT. I THINK IT'S NOW TIME FOR THE STATE TO TAKE A HARD LOOK AT WHAT THE STATE
CAN DO TO ASSIST THE LOCALITIES WITH REGARD TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS. THERE IS A
NEED NOT JUST IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY, BUT THROUGHOUT THE STATE.))
SUPER=01-Sen. John Edwards/(D) Roanoke;
OUT Q=but throughout the state.
Edwards says one possibility is to devote more state money to low- interest
The Greater Blacksburg Chamber of Commerce hopes a name change will extend
Officials announced it will now be called the Blacksburg REGIONAL Chamber of
The chamber has members throughout the New River Valley.
Officials say a majority of those polled favored the NEW name.
They say it will make the chamber a stronger force while lobbying certain
((PATTY COWLEY/CHAMBER PRESIDENT: IF WE STAND AS SIMPLY THE BLACKSBURG CHAMBER
OF COMMERCE, THE INPUT TO THOSE OUTSIDE THE AREA IS THAT WE ARE ONLY
REPRESENTING OUR TOWN IN THE TOWN LIMITS. BUT WHEN WE SAY WE ARE THE BLACKSBURG
REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WHEN WE'RE TAKING A STAND, THE IMPLICATION IS THAT
IT'S A MUCH BROADER MEMBERSHIP, WHICH OF COURSE IT IS. ))
SUPER=01-Patty Cowley/Chamber President;
OUT Q=of course it is.
The chamber has about 600 members.
It's setting up advisory committees with businesses outside of Blacksburg to
keep the chamber informed about their communities.
The small business incubator gets hatched in Roanoke County,
R.R Donnelly is set to sink 30 million dollars of investment into a plant in
Len Besthoff recaps the week's top economic stories in southwest and central
Virginia with the News-7 Business Review.
IN Q=NAT SOT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/File Tape; 1:21
OUT Q=NAT SOT
The recruiter who has brought a number of new employers to the struggling
Martinsville- Henry County area is leaving for a new job in the Midwest.
Among Frank Novakowski's largest deals, luring Readicut Holdings, Ashmore
Sportswear, and into town.
LB RAW 5:18
The New River Valley Mall is nearing record occupancy levels.
Three new businesses opened this week, and an upscale womens store and a
movie theater expansion are coming soon.
LB RAW 5:53
After a so-so second quarter, Optical Cable of Roanoke County is
anticipating a much stronger third quarter.
The fiber optic cable company is projecting that profits will be up FIFTY
PERCENT compared to the same period a year ago.
The Jafree Shirt Company in Wytheville is closing its doors after 60 years
The company that once employed several hundred people blames NAFTA and the
pending minimum wage increase.
lb raw 8:51
A month after losing one of its largest accounts, Yokohama Tire in Salem
will cut close to 50 jobs.
The company says the move has nothing to do with the cancelled contract, and
more to do with excessive inventories.
LB RAW 8:15 incubator video
The Roanoke Valley's first small business incubator is officially open for
business, and it welcomed its first tenant this week.
Altogether, the people in charge of the project expect to house 15 to 20
businesses inside the building designed for fledgling firms.
LB RAW 10:25
R-R Donnelley has unveiled plans for a 30 million dollar expansion to its
catalog production facility in Lynchburg.
When completed in 1998 it will add about 40 new jobs to Donnelley's
djia pre pro
Checking the Dow Jones Industrial Average for the week, it closed up 46
points, finishing at 5473.06.
Len Besthoff, with the News-7 Business Review.
Soft Music Under
Still to come on News 7 at 11,
We'll tell you how comics have become a big business.
Wrestlers from across the country are grappling with the idea of making it
big-- but first they have to pass through Shawsville.
MUSIC UP FULL
When comic books first came on the scene decades ago... they were considered
a way to entertain children.
Now they're big business.
The Roanoke Valley Comicon wrapped up its two day show... entertaining an
estimated 750 visitors.
Thousands of comic books were available... and some sold for thousands of
While that may be good for business... it may be bad for the future of the
Promoter Richard Morgan says kids have a hard time collecting comics these
IN Q=It's not
((RICHARD MORGAN/PROMOTER: IT'S DEFINITELY NOT A KID'S MARKET ANYMORE. EVEN THE
COVER PRICES ARE OUT OF REACH. TAKE A KID'S ALLOWANCE MAYBE FIVE OR TEN DOLLARS
A WEEK AND ONLY GET TWO OR THREE BOOKS. ))
OUT Q=three books
Comicon wasn't all about comic books-- there were plenty of other
Also... proceeds from an art auction benefitted the Salvation Army.
Dale Earnhardt escaped serious injury this afternoon in a crash at Talledaga
and it was Jeff Gordon who won the Diehard 500.
Kevin Billingsley has more.
IN Q=First audio
SUPER=03-Talladega, AL/WDEF; :
SUPER=01-John Andretti/#37 Ford; :54
SUPER=01-Hut Stricklin/#8 Ford; 1:13
SUPER=01-Ricky Rudd/#10 Ford;
SUPER=01-Richard Childress/Earnhardt's Car Owner; 2:02
SUPER=01-Kevin Billingsley/Reporting; 2:46
SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/Diehard 500 Winner; 2:57
OUT Q=.....Race Car.
C-B-S will broadcast the race next Sunday.
Rookie pitcher Shawn Estes held the Braves to only six hits as the Giants
beat the Braves 10 to 3.
SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA/SC-NET
A beautiful day in the bay area for the game.
In the top of the first Atlanta's Chipper Jones belts this solo homer over
the left field wall and the Braves jumped out to the one to nothing lead.
San Francisco rallied in the third. Matt Williams hits this ball over
Marquis Grissoms head for a double a runner scores and the Giants tied the game
at one to one.
Then in the fifth, Barry Bonds hits SUPER=35-San
Francisco/10/Atlanta/3/;this shot deep over the right field wall for a two run
homer the giants led 5 to 1 and San Francisco beats Atlanta 10 to 3.
In the Big Apple this afternoon, The New York Yankees picked up their third
SUPER=03-New York, NY/KSMO
In the bottom of the ninth, Designated hitter Darryl Strawberry hits this
two run homer over the right field wall off Jason Jacome to give the Yankees
For that and all of today's scores lets check the boards.
SUPER=0091-/Kansas City/2/j/New York/3///j/Milwaukee/4//California/3/13//;
SUPER=0092-j/New York/7//Cincinnati/1////Atlanta/3/j/San Francisco/10///;
SUPER=0092-/Montreal/4/j/St. Louis/6////Los Angeles/2/j/Houston/3///;
And coming up, John Cook and Walter Morgan win golf tournaments a few
notes from the Olympics.
And the USTA Challenger tennis tournament opened at the Hunting Hills
Country Club today.
The USTA Women's Challenger of Roanoke opened this afternoon at the Hunting
Hills Country Club.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :
Today's action was the qualifying round for several of the players the
matches continued throughout the afternoon.
Some of the top players in the world are competing, as 20 countries are
represented in this years event.
IN Q=First audio
SUPER=01-John Barker/Hunting Hills Tennis Director;
OUT Q=.....For the Week."
There's only one local player in the field. She's Cara Prupus of
John Cook came close to blowing a four stroke lead but he held on posting
a three shot win in the P-G-A's Charity Classic.
SUPER=03-Sutton, MA/GOLF CHANNEL; :
Cook started the day with the comfortable lead on former champion Bruce
He struggled on the back nine but managed a two under par 69 to pull off
the three shot win over Russ Cochran.
Cook picked up 216-thousand dollars for his second win in a month. He won
the St. Jude Classic with a near record 26 under par.
SUPER=03-Long Grove, IL/CBS SPORTS; :
In Long Grove, Illinois, Cigar smoking Walter Morgan picked up his second
win of the season.
He shot an even par 72 and hung on to win the Ameritech Senior Open. He
finished at 11 under par for a two shot win over David Graham and John Bland.
A few olympic notes. The Dream Team picked up another win today beating
Croatia 102 to 71.
The United State's baseball team came up short this afternoon losing to Cuba
10 to 8. But the U-S advances to the medal round.
And the U-S soccer team is in the finals. The team edged Norway this
afternoon 2 to 1 to advance to the gold medal game.
He traveled the world for more than thirty years as a professional wrestler.
But it was Southwestern Virginia that captured his heart.
Now the "Boogie Woogie Man," Jimmy Valiant has settled down... and has
settled into a new career-- teaching.
Scott Prince has the story.
IN Q=It's unlike
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.; :04
SUPER=01-Jimmy Valiant/Boogie's Pro Wrestling Camp; :25
SUPER=01-Frank "The Tank" Parker/Pro Wrestling Student; :54
SUPER=01-Brian Lyle/Pro Wrestling Student; 1:12 QUICK!!
OUT Q=S.P. N-7, Montgomery County
(( It's unlike any other camp you've ever seen.
Activities include body slams and drop kicks.
Campers are grown men... weighing in excess of 400 pounds.
And the counselor is the Boogie Woogie Man... former ring king Jimmy
Under his watchful eye, these pro wrestling hopefuls are learning the
ropes... and the turnbuckles.
IN Q=What I'm
((JIMMY VALIANT/BOOGIE'S PRO WRESTLING CAMP: WHAT I'M TRYING TO DO NOW IS GIVE
BACK TO THE KIDS WHAT I LIVED OUT OVER 30, 36-37 YEARS. ))
Boogie's Pro Wrestling Camp was born four years ago just outside of
Business was slow in the beginning... but now dozens come every week to
train under the wrestling legend.
NAT SOT 13:27:52
((VALIANT: WHAT WE WANT TO DO-- COMPLETELY FLAT-- GUYS KEEP YOUR ELBOWS UP. ))
OUT Q=elbows up
But Valiant doesn't just show them the technical moves.
He teaches showmanship too.
And now some of them are ready for the big time.
IN Q=I've sent
((FRANK "THE TANK" PARKER/PRO WRESTLING STUDENT: I'VE SENT OUT A LOT OF VIDEOS
AND RESUMES TO A LOT OF ORGANIZATIONS. GOT SOME GOOD RESPONSES, BUT JUST RIGHT
NOW THE TIMING ISN'T RIGHT. BUT IT COULD HAPPEN ANY DAY. ))
OUT Q=any day
Frank the Tank didn't have to look very far to find the camp-- he's from
Brian Lyle wasn't so lucky.
He had to move all the way from Las Vegas to learn from Valiant.
IN Q=I packed
((BRIAN LYLE/PRO WRESTLING STUDENT: I PACKED ALL I COULD IN MY CAR. I LEFT MOST
OF THE STUFF WITH MY SISTER OUT THERE. ))
OUT Q=out there
Every time one of these men walks into the squared circle, they're one step
closer to fulfilling a dream.
Many of them know it's a longshot... still they're willing to pin hopes on a
Scott Prince, News- 7, Montgomery County.))
professional wrestling career.