Up next on News 7-
A car accident kills one man tonight.
Teen drug use is up nationwide- what about locally.
We'll find out what drugs kids are using.
A warning goes out about some sport utility vehicles.
Plus carnation recalls some of its infant formula. Get a pen. We'll have
News 7 is next.
A car accident claims the life of a Pittsylvania County man tonight.
The driver lost control of his car and crossed the center line into the
path of an oncoming car.
The name of the driver has not been released.
Teen drug use is on the rise nationwide and the effects are felt here in
the Roanoke Valley.
We'll get reactions from some teens in the area.
Ruby the Tiger at Mill Mountain Zoo could be getting some company.
We'll tell you about a fundraising event to bring in more tigers.
Join us for News 7 at eleven.
A Pittsylvania County man was killed tonight when his vehicle collided with
an oncoming car.
The accident happened on Route 863, near Danville, around six- tonight.
Dead is 39-year old Michael Shelton. State Police say Shelton was travelling
West when he apparently ran off the road, lost control of his Dodge Colt and
crossed the center line.
Authorities believe the driver of the other car, 33 year old Teresa McGuire
of Danville had little time to react because there were few skid marks.
McGuire was taken to Danville Regional Medical Center-- where she is listed
in critical condition following surgery.
State Police say there was NO evidence of alcohol or excessive speed.
About ten million American workers can count on more money in their
President Clinton signed legislation boosting the minimum wage.
((THIS IS TRULY A REMARKABLE PIECE OF LEGISLATION. IT IS PRO-WORK,
OUT Q=pro family."
The minimum wage is increasing in just a few weeks to four dollars, 75 cents
It'll go up again within a year to five dollars and 15-cents.
Pittsylvania County's economic outlook just got brighter.
The area is getting a new industrial park that promises to bring hundreds of
new jobs to the area.
Teresa Hamilton has the story.
IN Q=Members of
SUPER=01-William Pritchett/Pittsylvania Co. Board of Supervisors; :09
SUPER=01-C. Lee Lintecum/Stanley W. Bowles Corp. Pres.; :48
OUT Q=Hamilton, News 7.
(( Members of the Pittsylvania County Economic Development Organization as
well as state and local dignitaries were on hand for the announcement.
((WILLIAM PRITCHETT/PITTSYLVANIA CO. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS:STANLEY W. BOWLES AND
DIVERSIFIED DISTRIBUTION WELCOME TO PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY. ))
OUT Q=Pittsylvania County.
The Stanley W. Bowles Corporation has selected a 250- acre site, near
Blairs, to build an industrial park.
A distribution center, that deals primarily with apparel, will be the first
business to locate there, creating up to 300- new jobs.
Diversified Distribution Incorporated, a company that's affiliated with the
Bowles Corporation, will run the facility.
A variety of reasons were given for locating in Pittsylvania County.
The new Route 29- expressway was at the top of the list.
IN Q=As you
((C. LEE LINTECUM/STANLEY W. BOWLES CORP. PRES.:AS YOU KNOW IN DISTRIBUTION YOU
HAVE A LOT OF TRUCKS AND TRUCKS HAVE TO BE ABLE TO MOVE. THE REACTION OF THE
COMMUNITY, THEY SAID, IF YOU COME HERE AND DEVELOP WE'LL GET YOU THE UTILITIES
YOU NEED TO OPERATE YOUR FACILITY AND THAT'S KEY IN DEVELOPMENT.))
OUT Q=in development.
The Stanley Bowles Corporation will have control of the industrial park.
Company officials lease the property to other businesses-- within the next
five years they expect the park to employ about a thousand people.
They hope to open the distribution center in January. Teresa Hamilton,
Despite the public service announcements and "Say NO to drugs" campaign--
America's teens are still getting high.
A new study shows drug abuse up 78- percent among the nation's teenagers.
And as Kimberly McBroom reports, the problem is also growing in the
IN Q=It seems like everybody's doing
SUPER=01-Dr. Pam Melton/Licensed Clinical Psychologist; :52
OUT Q=McBroom, News 7
SOT TAPE 2 7:13:32
((IT SEEMS LIKE EVERYBODY'S DOING IT NOW, JUST ABOUT. PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO BE
COOL, COOLER THAN OTHERS. ))
Maybe not "everybody" is doing it-- but more and more teenagers are.
Experts say peer pressure is still a top reason teens take drugs.
But there are other reasons, too-- like a popular culture that encourages
And local teens say finding drugs is as easy as going to school.
SOT tape 2 7:14:26
((IT'S EVERYWHERE. I MEAN, IT'S IN OUR SCHOOLS. IT'S LIKE, YOU CAN'T REALLY
GO DOWN THE HALLWAYS WITHOUT HEARING IT-- PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT IT ALL THE
Roanoke counselors name marijuana the most popular drug among teens right
now-- followed by alcohol, acid, L-S-D, and even some inhalants.
end pre- pro
They say intervention is crucial to curbing drug use-- but the solution
lies within the users themselves.
SOT tape 1 4:11:35
((DR. PAM MELTON/LICENSED CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST: WE CAN SIT HERE UNTIL WE'RE
BLUE IN THE FACE AND SAY, "YOU'VE GOT TO STOP. IT'S BAD. IT'S ILLEGAL. THAT'S
NOT GOING TO CONVINCE THESE KIDS. THEY'VE GOT TO DECIDE THAT IT'S A PROBLEM.
THEY HAVE TO DECIDE TO STOP. ))
SOT standup tape 2 7:41:09
((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: SOME DRUG TREATMENT COUNSELORS ARE ACTUALLY
ENCOURAGED BY THE INCREASED NUMBER OF PATIENTS COMING TO THEM FOR HELP. THEY
SAY IT INDICATES MORE AWARENESS THAT DRUG ABUSE IS A SERIOUS PROBLEM FOR
TEENAGERS-- AND NOT JUST A PHASE. KIMBERLY MCBROOM, NEWS 7. ))
Carnation is recalling some of its infant formula because it's improperly
labeled. Get a pen- We'll have a code number for you.
The lids on the Carnation Alsoy soy formula tell parents NOT to dilute the
concentrate with water before feeding their babies.
But, drinking un-diluted formula mix can cause dehydration, diarrhea,
cramping and vomiting.
The 13-ounce cans have the following code on the bottom:
6-1-5, 0-E-W, A-C-0, 47.
Carnation is urging parents who bought the mislabeled formula
not to use it and to call the company at 800-543-3112.
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Still to come on News 7 at 11, a friend of the President is heading to prison
for her part in the Whitewater affair,
And we will tell you why a consumer's group says you may flip over one of these
new vehicles, whether you want to or not.
Patrick in the WX Office
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Consumer Reports warns against DRIVING some sport utility vehicles.
Dave Fehling shows us why.
SUPER=04-Consumer Reports; 00
SUPER=01-Dr. R. David Pittle/Consumer's Union; 10
SUPER=01-Robert Knoll/Consumer's Union; 47
SUPER=01-Dave Fehling/CBS News; 1:08
OUT Q=CBS News, New York."
((Consumer Reports magazine says you shouldn't buy this vehicle and
DR. R. DAVID PITTLE, CONSUMERS UNION:
THAT LADIES AND GENTLEMEN IS WHAT WE CALL NOT ACCEPTABLE...THAT CAR SHOULD
NOT BE ON THE ROAD.
That car is the 1995 and 1996 Isuzu Trooper and its nearly
identical twin, the Acura S-L-X.
The magazine says it was shocked that during a routine comparison
test with other sport utility vehicles, the Isuzu nearly rolled over when
drivers simulated a panic swerve.
PITTLE: WHAT I DON'T UNDERSTAND IS HOW THIS GOT ON THE MARKET.
The magazine says suspension changes may be responsible, helping
make the top heavy trucks stick and tip instead of slide.
ROBERT KNOLL, CONSUMERS UNION: THE IMPRESSION OF IT IS HEFT AND IS OF MACHISMO
AND SO ON, THE ACTUAL FACT
OF IT MAY NOT BE ANYWHERE NEAR THAT.
An Isuzu spokesperson says it's-- quote-- premature for us to
consider a recall.
He said the company would review the magazine's test but added
that consumers should remember "the Isuzu trooper meets all federal safety
standards and regulations."
DAVE FEHLING CBS NEWS NEW YORK
DAVE FEHLING: SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES IN GENERAL TEND TO ROLLOVER MORE EASILY
THAN REGULAR CARS, AND ARE REQUIRED TO CARRY WARNING STICKERS SAYING SO.
KNOLL: A STICKER DOESN'T WORK, WE NEED SAFE CARS, NOT SAFE STICKERS.
That plea may get some attention given the rising popularity of sport utility
vehicles and the graphic results of this road test. Dave Fehling CBS News, New
One of the Clinton's Whitewater business partners faces two years in
SUPER=03-Little Rock, AR;
A federal judge sentenced Susan McDougal- rejecting her tearful plea for
((SHE'S IS A PAWN OF A POLITICAL AGENDA. THAT IF BILL CLINTON HAD NOT BEEN
NOMINATED NONE OF THIS WOULD HAVE EVER OCCURRED.))
((WE WILL NOT IN FACT TOLERATE AS A SOCIETY CRIMES OF FRAUD AND THERE IS SIMPLY
NO JUSTIFICATION FOR THAT KIND OF ACTIVITY.))
SUPER=01-Bobby McDaniel/McDougal's Attorney; :00
SUPER=01-Kenneth Starr/Special Prosecutor; :09
OUT Q=FOR THAT KIND OF ACTIVITY."
Her ex-husband Jim McDougal still faces sentencing.
A Mexican migrant worker charged with murder avoided a second jury trial by
pleading guilty to a lesser charge today.
29-year old Juan Jose Ochoa (oh-CHO-uh) says he acted in self defense when
he shot and killed Jesus (HAY-zoos) Mendoza last February.
SUPER=04-Feb. 19; :08
The two men had argued in an Amherst trailer park prior to the shooting.
It was the town's first murder in nine years.
Today, Ochoa agreed to plead guilty to voluntary manslaughter in exchange
for having a related firearm charge dropped.
Ochoa's first trial ended in a hung jury, and neither lawyer wanted to risk
IN Q=If we had
((STARKE MUNDY/PROSECUTOR: IF WE HAD ANOTHER JURY TRIAL, THE POSSIBLE OUTCOMES
WOULD HAVE BEEN GUILTY, NOT GUILTY OR ANOTHER HUNG JURY, AND IF WE HAD ANOTHER
HUNG JURY, I'M SURE THE CHARGES WOULD HAVE BEEN DISMISSED.))
((GORDON POINDEXTER/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: WE BOTH WERE FACING RISKS AND WE JUST
THOUGHT THIS WOULD BE BETTER, AND THE GUN CHARGE WAS DISMISSED, YOU SEE, BY THE
COURT, SO WE'LL HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE.))
SUPER=01-Starke Mundy/Prosecutor; :00
SUPER=01-Gordon Poindexter/Defense Attorney; :11
OUT Q=wait and see.
Ochoa will be sentenced in October.
Virginia's Hampden-Sydney College will buck the court-ordered trend the
Citadel-- and maybe VMI-- are setting.
Today Hampden Sydney's Board of Trustees stopped co-education dead in its
Ellen Qualls reports.
IN Q=There's NO
SUPER=01-Sarah Barkley/Hampden-Sydney Resident; :09
SUPER=01-Gen. Sam Wilson/Hampden-Sydney President; :22
SUPER=01-William Boinest/Board of Trustees Chairman; :42
SUPER=01-Brian Horne/Junior; :54
SUPER=03-Charleston/August 1995; 1:13
SUPER=01-Phil Culicerto/Head Baseball Coach; 1:18
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
(( There's NO rat line here.
No rigorous military challenge.
Single sex education in the rolling foothills near Farmville is more a state
sot TAPE ONE 03:32:01
((SARAH BARKLEY/HAMPDEN-SYDNEY RESIDENT: IT KEEPS THE SINGLE SEX ON THEIR
STUDIES AND NOT THINKING ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS THAT THEY CAN HAVE WITH THE OTHER
Or as college president Sam Wilson puts it "there's an absence of
sot TAPE TWO 06:20;47
((GEN. SAM WILSON/HAMPDEN-SYDNEY PRESIDENT: WE SORT OF HAVE A FIRE IN OUR EYE
AND WE'D LIKE TO SHOW PEOPLE THAT THIS SMALL COLLEGE -- WHICH AS I SAID
THREATENS NOBODY -- REPRESENTS ONE SMALL OPTION FOR A WORLD IN WHICH OPTIONS
ARE GRADUALLY BEING WHITTLED DOWN.))
So the board announced the results of a NOT unanimous, confidential vote:
stay all-male and niche market it aggressively.
sot TAPE TWO 06:12:18
((WILLIAM BOINEST/BOARD OF TRUSTEES CHAIRMAN: THE COLLEGE, IN AN ALL-MALE
ATMOSPHERE, HAS TAUGHT A SENSE OF VALUES THAT I HAVE NOT SEEN IN A
CO-EDUCATIONAL SCHOOL IN MY LIFETIME.))
sot TAPE ONE 03:56:55
((BRIAN HORNE/JUNIOR: I THINK MORE STUDENTS WOULD BE-- IF THEY WANTED AN
ALL-MALE ENVIRONMENT -- WOULD LOOK HERE. CAUSE IT IS ONE OF THE ONLY ONES
College officials say this is NOT the "save the males" mentality that
embarrassed the Citadel when Shannon Faulkner dropped out.
sot TAPE ONE 04:02:07
((PHIL CULICERTO/HEAD BASEBALL COACH: I THINK AS FAR AS KNOWING PEOPLE WHO'VE
BEEN TO HAMPDEN-SYDNEY AND THE TYPE GUY THAT GOES TO A MILITARY SCHOOL -- NO.
I DON'T THINK GUYS WOULD TREAT SOMEBODY LIKE THAT HERE AT ALL. WE'RE PRETTY
MUCH SOUTHERN GENTLEMEN HERE.))
In fact, expect that to show up in a new brochure.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
Soft Music Under
Stay with us,
we'll tell you how the Mill Mountain Zoo and Ruby want to come to the rescue of
the Siberian tiger.
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Problems continue to surround a Rocky Mount apartment building.
Last week, heavy rain forced water and mud inside the dwelling.
Residents were evacuated.
And once officials got a closer look at the apartments... the entire
building was condemned.
Rocky Mount Building Inspector Don Beard says he's unsure of its future...
but he says at this point... it doesn't appear the dwelling can be saved.
IN Q=For the structure
((DON BEARD/ROCKY MOUNT BUILDING INSPECTOR: FOR THE STRUCTURE TO BE SAFE FOR
OCCUPANCY IT WOULD HAVE TO COME BACK UP TO CODE. RIGHT NOW, THERE'S SIGNIFICANT
STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO THE FOUNDATION. THE BUILDING IS RACKED CONSIDERABLY. ))
SUPER=01-Don Beard/Rocky Mount Building Inspector;
A house-moving crew tried to shore- up the building this afternoon... in the
hopes of making it safe enough for residents to get their belongings.
But workers accidentally hit a water main... forcing nearby residents to go
without water for a few hours.
The eight evacuated families are hoping to get their valuables out of the
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SUPER=331-Mostly/Clear/62-66/Mostly Sunny/and Hotter/86-90;
SUPER=332-Partly Cloudy/Patchy Fog/60-64/Partly Sunny/Late Day Showers/82-86;
SUPER=333-Mostly Clear/Patchy Fog/60-64/Partly Sunny/Late Day Showers/82-86;
SUPER=334-Partly Cloudy/Patchy Fog/60-64/Hazy & Humid/Scattered Storms/82-86;
Wild baseball highlights from Atlanta and Chicago tonight, plus Moose gets
ejected in Salem.
Jarrett warms up for the Winston Million, and the Express get hot with the
Also, the Hornets welcomed Vlade Divac to town today.
The former Laker center who at one time said he'd retire before coming to
Charlotte, now says he loves it in the south.
Now the scores.
wipe to boards
IN Q=FIRST SCORE
SUPER=0092-/St. Louis/2//Colorado/3/8///Montreal/0//San Diego/0/5//;
SUPER=0093-/Prince William/4/j/Lynchburg/9///j/Durham/8//Salem/5//Holdren HIt
SUPER=0105-/Burlington/6/j/Martinsville/9//Danville Is Off Tonight//;
OUT Q=...LAST SCORE
Another big night for the Atlanta Braves as Marquis Grissom extended his
hitting streak to 24 games, Tom Glavine won his 13th game of the year, and the
Braves turned in a third inning performance for the books.
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/Reds vs. Braves; :00
The third inning was a magical frame for the Braves last night as Terry
Pendleton breaks a one all tie with a homer to right. It's his first since
coming back to the Braves.
Still in the third, Chipper Jones will groove one deep over the right field
fence and the Braves are on top 3-to-1.
Then while the fans were still buzzing, Ryan Klesko comes to the plate and
rocks Dave Burba for the third
homer of the innings.
The Braves win their 5th straight
SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/Marlins vs. Cubs; :00
A strange day at Wrigley field as the Cubs hosted the Marlins.
Florida starter Mark Hutton opens the game by walking Scott Bullett, Dave
Magadan, and then Mark Grace.
Then with the bases full he will hit Sammy Sosa and bring in a run. Sosa gets
his 100th RBI the hard way.
The the next batter Luis Gonzalez walks and another run comes home.
Hutton leaves the game and the Cubs score 8 in the first and win it with
The Salem Avalanche opened up their next to last home stand of the year last
night as they welcomed the Durham Bulls to town.
SUPER=03-Salem/Bulls vs. Avalanche; :00
Durham would make life tough on Salem starter Luther Hackman, as they got to
him for three run in the early innings.
Mike Eaglin's triple to center score Mike Mahoney and its 3-zip in the 2nd.
Things got worse for Salem in the third when a questionable fielding play got
to Salem manager Bill McGuire, who was eventually tossed out of the game.
That seemed to fire up the Avalanche as Nate Holdren delivers in the THIRD
with a grand slam homer on the 3-and-1 pitch.
Garrett Newbart, Elvis Pena and Kyle Howser come home but Durham comes back to
beat Salem 8 to 5.
Dale Jarrett has already won $1 point 8 million dollars this season, but in
two weeks he'll have a chance to add another million dollar payday to the kitty
SUPER=03-Darlington, SC; :00
Jarrett spent yesterday testing the Quality Care Ford in Darlington in
preparation for next week's Southern 500.
A win in that race will give Jarrett, a one million dollar bonus for winning
3 of the season's biggest events.
IN Q="We just have...
((DALE JARRETT/DRIVER - QUALITY CARE FORD:))
SUPER=01-Dale Jarrett/Quality Care Ford Driver; :00
OUT Q=...handle it."
The only other person to win the Winston Million was BIll Elliott at
darlington back in 1985.
Ironically, he was at the track testing as well yesterday. And he likes
Jarrett's chances of pulling off the win.
IN Q="Dale Jarrett...
((BILL ELLIOTT/WON "WINSTON MILLION" IN 1985:))
SUPER=01-Bill Elliott/Won "Winston Million" In 1985; :00
OUT Q=...EXCELLENT SHOT AT IT."
The teams around the NFL continue to cut down their rosters as the regular
season draws nearer.
The Jacksonville Jaguars did so by cutting former Friday Football Extra star
The Redskins got rid of a dozen players today as they reached the 60 player
SUPER=03-Frostburg, MD; :00
Center John Gesek, who came from Dallas 2 years ago and has since been
battling neck injury problems was cut loose today, along with running back
The team's fourth round draft pick in 1995 was waived along with fellow
offensive teammate, wide receiver Tydus Winans.
Head coach Norv Turner also released former UVa defensive lineman Don
Reynolds, who played high school ball at Laurel Park.
The Redskins close out the preseason this Friday night at New England.
Still to come tonight the Express picks up some NHL affiliation
and hopefully some help for the upcoming season. Steve Mason will more on
today's announcement right after this.
Roanoke's Ice Hockey czars expressed themselves today at the Roanoke Civic
And Steve Mason says topics for the day ranged from a new affiliation with
Calgary to Express veterans to the goalie situation. Steve Mason has the notes
from the freezer.
IN Q="first audio
SUPER=01-Pierre Paiement/Express General Manager; :07
SUPER=01-Nick Polano/Calgary Flames Personnel Director; :21
SUPER=01-Frank Anzalone/Express Head Coach; :29
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Season; :38
OUT Q=..News 7 sports"
The first round of the two day Bob McLelland classic golf tournament is in
the books with a familiar name in front.
North Cross's Brandon LaCroix and Cave Spring's Justin Shirley each shot 73's
yesterday at Westlake Country Club to take one shot led over Northside's Jason
Orlando and Johnny Sink.
Northside leads the team competition by 7 strokes over Franklin County with
the final round set for today at Blue Hills.
GRAPHIC=Mill Mt Zoo
By the end of next year, Mill Mountain could be home to more Siberian
Today, Mill Mountain Zoo announced a major fundraiser, along with
ambitious plans for for a captive breeding program.
Joe Dashiell reports on "Ruby's Tiger Rescue."
IN Q=Ruby the Tiger
SUPER=01-Beth Poff/Zoo Director; :16
SUPER=01-John Blandford/Exxon Company; :43
OUT Q=JD News 7
((Ruby the tiger has called Mill Mountain home for eight years and she has
roamed the tiger habitat since 1991.
Zoo officials say it is now time to take the next step, expand the facility
and establish the premiere breeding program for siberian tigers in the country.
SOT BETH POFF
IN Q=Only 200 of them
((BETH POFF/ZOO DIRECTOR: ONLY 200 OF THEM BEING IN THE WILD, ITS A SCARY
NUMBER, BECAUSE YOU CAN REALLY SEE WITH THE HABITAT DESTRUCTION, THE POACHING,
THAT THEY'RE PROBABLY GOING TO BE GONE IN ABOUT 10 YEARS, SO THAT REALLY STEPS
UP THE CONCERN THE EFFORT TO BE SURE YOU HAVE A GOOD CAPTIVE COMMUNITY GOING
WITH THE ZOO COMMUNITY.))
OUT Q=zoo community.
The zoo has 30-thousand dollars in hand, courtesy of the Exxon Corporation,
local Exxon distributors and Crestar Bank, but that's only a start.
The organizations hope to raise a half million dollars for the project.
SOT JOHN BLANDFORD
IN Q=I'm very hopeful that the public
((JOHN BLANDFORD/EXXON COMPANY: I'M VERY HOPEFUL THAT THE PUBLIC AND THE
BUSINESS COMMUNITY WILL RALLY BEHIND THIS PROJECT AND ENTHUSIASTICALLY SUPPORT
IT AND WHEN THEY DO I KNOW THAT WE'LL END UP WITH A ZOO AND A TIGER FACILITY UP
HERE ON THIS BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAIN THAT THE ENTIRE REGION OF VIRGINIA CAN BE PROUD
OUT Q=the entire region can be proud of.
They will be looking to the entire region for help.
And if the fundraising campaign is successful, Ruby could have more company
on Mill Mountain by the fall of 1997.
Joe Dashiell News 7))
SUPER=04-Worldwide Pants, Inc.
And finally tonight, David Letterman doesn't have to turn green with envy
over Dennis Rodman's hair.
That's because the comedian and the Chicago Bulls star are now a matching
Tonight Rodman gave Letterman a quick spray with his trademark hair coloring.
No word yet if Dave's going to follow it up with the full body tattoos.
Stay tuned and you can see Rodman on the Late Show coming up next.