News 7 is next-
where we'll have a live report on the Iraqi situation. The U-S has launched
yet another missile attack tonight.
Flooding is causing trouble in Southside- We'll show you a dramatic rescue.
Plus people are preparing for Hurricane Fran as the storm heads toward the
Southeast United States.
News 7 is next.
The U-S launches a second missile attack on Iraq tonight.
Gulf War Veterans from Roanoke say this is the right thing to do. They
will tell us about the memories the recent events have brought back for them.
A dramatic rescue during a flood in Danville tonight.
The Danville Rescue Squad has to save two of its own as a boat was swept
The men clung to a tree for safety.
SUPER=03-Shanxi Province, China;
A World Record falls in China.
This man walked a highwire almost 25 hundred feet.
Join us for News 7 at eleven.
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The United States has launched another missile attack on Iraq- the second
in 24 hours.
Officials say this second round of cruise missiles was launched because the
initial raid did not destroy all the intended targets.
Regina Blakely is covering the developments- and joins us live from
Washington with the latest.
Talent=Regina Blakely Full
(Regina ad lib)
SOT **Rolled from Newspath**
IN Q=With initial
SUPER=01-Kenneth Bacon/Pentagon Spokesman;
OUT Q=entering the area (nat sot)
((The Pentagon is confirming--for the second time in 24-hours....u-s
forces have attacked iraqi targets. this time---17-cruisers were launched
from three navy surface ships and a submarine...and aimed at the some of the
same facilities---because they apparently were not destroyed in the first
SOT: KENNETH BACON/PENTAGON SPOKESPERSON
The second hailstorm of air and sea missiles follows a day during
which the administration ---faced with opposition from some usual
allies---found itself continuously defending its decision to attack.
CLINTON: WE KNOW THAT IF WE DO NOT PURSUE THIS POLICY WE WILL ONCE AGAIN BE
CALLED UPON TO DO MORE AS WE HAD TO DO MORE IN OPERATIONS DESERT SHIELD AND
DESERT STORM....WE DO NOT WANT THAT TO HAPPEN.
According to Iraq, the first 27-missile attack from B-52 bombers and
two navy ships killed 5-people and struck a housing complex which the defense
department denies. The missiles were aimed at Iraqi radar and
command-and-control installations in southern Iraq where a majority of
Saddam's Hussein's troops are concentrated.
SADDAM FROM IRAQI TV:
Throughout it all- Saddam remains his defiant self. This time saying he
will no longer recognize the no-fly zones at all, and he is urging his
soldiers to fight back.))
Talent=Regina Blakely Full
Bob Dole is backing President Clinton on the military action against Iraq.
SUPER=03-Salt Lake City, UT;
The Republican presidential nominee
spoke at an American Legion convention in Salt Lake City.
((BOB DOLE/R- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE; THE BOTTOM LINE IS SADDAM HUSSEIN IS AN
OUTLAW. HE IS A TYRANT. HE IS A BUTCHER AND WE CAN NOT TOLERATE ANY ADDITIONAL
ACTION BY HIM IN THAT PART OF THE WORLD. THAT'S OUR RESOLVE.))
SUPER=01-Bob Dole/(R) Presidential Candidate;
OUT Q=THAT'S OUR RESOLVE."
Dole says when it comes to U-S military action, there are no
Democrats or Republicans, only Americans.
Some local Persian Gulf War veterans also support today's action against
And they say the situation with Saddam Hussein could escalate further.
Kimberly McBroom has more.
IN Q=The Persian Gulf War
SUPER=01-David Thompson/Gulf War Veteran; :08
SUPER=01-Staff Sgt. Ron Vandegrift/U.S. Marine Corps; :48
OUT Q=McBroom, News 7
(( The Persian Gulf War lasted six weeks-- but its memory has lasted
nearly six years in the minds of those who served.
((YOU HAVE NIGHTMARES EVERY NOW AND THEN. SOMETIMES YOU MAY FEEL THE GROUND
SHAKING FROM THE SHELLING-- JUST REOCCURENCES. ))
Thompson supports the recent U-S attacks against Iraq-- saying the war
left some unfinished business between two countries.
((DAVID THOMPSON/GULF WAR VETERAN: I WAS EXPECTING TROUBLE WITH IRAQ SOONER.
I DON'T THINK THE TROUBLE'S EVERY BEEN SETTLED WITH IRAQ, OR WITHIN SOUTHWEST
ASIA PERIOD. ))
Staff Sergeant Ron Vandegrift served along with Thompson in the same
He feels U-S troops should have stayed in the Gulf longer.
And now that Saddam Hussein is re- surfacing-- Vandegrift believes tougher
action may be necessary.
((STAFF SGT. RON VANDEGRIFT/U.S. MARINE CORPS: HE'S DONE THIS MORE THAN ONCE,
SO I THINK HE'S JUST GOING TO KEEP ON PUSHING US AS FAR AS HE CAN UNTIL WE'RE
GOING TO HAVE TO DO SOMETHING A LITTLE MORE DRASTIC THAN A MISSILE STRIKE. ))
Both Vandegrift and Thompson agree that if it does come down to sending
U-S troops back into the Persian Gulf-- they should be allowed to finish what
they started five years ago.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.))
It's been a exhausting 12- hours for the Danville Rescue Squad.
Earlier today, volunteers rescued a local teenager whose truck was swept
away by a swollen creek.
Tonight-- they teamed up to help two of their own.
Teresa Hamilton has more on the dramatic rescue.
IN Q=Heavy rain
SUPER=01-Kelly Fuller/Danville Homeowner; :14
SUPER=01-Billy Wyatt/Rescue Squad Volunteer; :47 VERY QUICK!!!
SUPER=01-Lt. Bill Hankins/Danville Rescue Squad; 1:04 QUICK
OUT Q=Hamilton, News 7.
(( Heavy rain created more than its share of problems.
A mudslide on Route 58- brought traffic to a temporary halt.
Kelly Fuller's problem was more isolated-- the front porch of her Danville
home caved in.
IN Q=I looked
((KELLY FULLER/DANVILLE HOMEOWNER:I LOOKED AND THE FRONT PART OF MY HOUSE, LIKE
WHERE MY LIVING ROOM IS, THE SHRUBBERY HAD CAVED IN AND IT HAD KNOCKED THE WALL
OF MY BASEMENT. ))
OUT Q=my basement.
Fuller wasn't the only Danville resident with problems.
Ronnie Setliff and Billy Wyatt volunteered to evacuate families when Fall
Creek at the intersection of Thomas and Halifax Road began to swell.
NAT SOUND: WOAH, WOAH.
The current was apparently too much for the boat's motor to handle.
Fortunately, the Danville Rescue Squad volunteers were able to hang on.
IN Q=What were you
((WHAT WERE YOU THINKING WHEN YOU WERE HANGING ONTO THE TREE.
BILLY WYATT/RESCUE SQUAD VOLUNTEER:THIS IS INTERESTING HOW ARE WE GOING TO GET
OUT OF HERE. ))
OUT Q=out of here.
That part would prove to be difficult-- especially when the tree they were
clinging to broke loose.
There were more tense moments when Setliff fell in.
That's when local volunteers knew they had to act quickly-- throwing out a
IN Q=It snagged
((IT SNAGGED IN TEH ENGINE AND WE WERE LUCKY. IT SNAGGED TIGHT ENOUGHT WE COULD
STRAT PULLED THEM TO SHORE. ))
OUT Q=to shore.
Setliff and Wyatt escaped unharmed. Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))
For the latest on the situation let's check in with Robin Reed.
MCU Robin in Wx Office
DOPPLER/FULL Southside Rain
MCU Robin tosses to Jean
Hurricane Fran is barrelling toward the United States and hurricane watches
are up from Florida to South Carolina.
Forecasters are warning residents of the Southeast to prepare.
Already people are boarding up windows in Northern Florida.
((WE ENCOURAGE EVEN CITIZENS OUT THERE TO GET WATER SUPPLY CHECKED,
((I REALLY DON'T PANIC. TRY TO FILL UP THE CARS WITH GASOLINE.))
((HAD TO GET SOME MORE DRINKS THAT KIND OF THING. BATTERIES STOCKED UP PRETTY
OUT Q=PRETTY GOOD NOW."
The storm is expected to hit the Southeast Coast sometime Thursday.
Hurricane winds have jumped to 115 miles an hour. Robin will have more
details coming up.
Two minor league baseball players who taunted and chased a gay man in July
pleaded guilty to reduced charges today.
Lynchburg Hillcats pitchers John Dillinger and Jeff Kelly were given
suspended 90-day jail terms.
The victim, Greg Robinson, says the pair began harassing him at this gas
station, then chased him for several miles before crashing into his car.
IN Q=I think what
((ETHAN ONTJES/PROSECUTOR: I THINK WHAT YOU HAD WAS REALLY A HATE CRIME. BASED
ON MR. ROBINSON'S SEXUAL PERSUASION, I THINK THEY FOR SOME REASON DIDN'T AGREE
WITH IT AND DECIDED THEY WERE GOING TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.))
SUPER=01-Ethan Ontjes/Prosecutor; :00
OUT Q=something about it.
Dillinger and Kelly were also ordered to pay restitution and do ten hours of
Robinson's attorney says that may not satisfy his client.
IN Q=Right now
((LEIGH DREWRY/ROBINSON'S ATTORNEY: RIGHT NOW ANYTHING'S POSSIBLE. I'VE BEEN
CONTACTED BY MR. ROBINSON, I'M EXPLORING HIS OPTIONS AND AFTER A FEW DAYS OR
WEEKS WE'LL SIT DOWN, COME UP WITH SOME OPTIONS AND MAKE A DECISION AS TO WHAT
SUPER=01-Leigh Drewry/Robinson's Attorney; :00
OUT Q=what to do.
Drewry says Robinson is considering suing the two players for violating his
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on News 7 at 11--charges brought against a West Virginia
elementary school principal
surprise students and teachers--
and one businessman is making it harder for teens to get cigarettes.
We'll have that story and more, when we come back.
MUSIC UP FULL
An elementary school principal in West Virginia has been arrested on a
According to police, 55-year old George Meadows was dressed as a woman when
he allegedly offered sex to a couple of undercover cops.
Meadows showed up for work today at Sylvia Elementary School in Beckley, but
was sent home by Raleigh County School Board officials.
Superintendent Dwight Dials says the life-long educator has been suspended
It's a little tougher for teens to get their hands on cigarettes thanks to
one Virginia vending company.
A Richmond-area vending company that supplies Applebees restaurants and
other businesses around the state foils cigarette buyers on the first try.
A bartender must press a remote control button behind the bar to activate
The vending machine company says it's policing teen smoking itself.
((Charles Hutchinson/Cliff Weil Vending Services, Inc.: SOME BUSINESS PEOPLE
WAS ASKING US TO. AND WE WAS DOING IT ON OUR OWN TOO. IT'S NOT SOMETHING THE
FDA ... TAX DOLLARS.))
SUPER=01-Charles Hutchinson/Cliff Weil Vending Services, Inc.;
OUT Q=tax dollars.
The remote activator retro- fit costs about 500- dollars.
New F-D-A regulations would ban cigarette vending machines altogether.
Richmond police have charged a 42-year old woman with two counts of capital
murder for a shooting spree that began in a neighborhood and ended in a
Richmond hospital emergency room.
42-year old Dawn Patricia Cooper of Richmond allegedly opened fire on her
ex-husband's van -- and then followed the victims to the hospital to shoot
IN Q=Well I
((BOBBY KEYSER/WITNESS: WELL, I HEARD SOME PEOPLE SCREAMING THE PERSON'S GOT A
GUN. AND THAT THEIR KIDS WAS LOCKED UP IN THE ROOM, AND THEY COULDN'T GET IN
TO THEIR KIDS. I WENT IN TO TRY TO HELP THEM GET THEIR KIDS OUT TO SAFETY.
WHEN I DID, I TURNED AND SAW A POLICE OFFICER DOWN ON THE FLOOR.))
OUT Q=the floor.
An off-duty officer injured his shoulder while shooting and wounding Cooper.
The shooting spree began at Cooper's south Richmond home.
Cooper's been charged with two capital murder counts, including the murder
of her ex-husband's new wife.
She also allegedly wounded three others who were with her ex-husband,
including a two year old child.
Some neighborhood children played Good Samaritan, when they alerted a
father and son that their house was on fire.
The blaze broke out around 3 this afternoon at 135 Orlando Avenue.
Charles Boyden and his son were home at the time-- but escaped without
IN Q=Apparently, subjects
((STEVE POFF/ROANOKE CO. FIRE DEPT.: APPARENTLY, SUBJECTS WERE HOME-- A MAN
AND HIS SON. AND THE NEIGHBORHOOD CHILDREN CAME KNOCKING ON HIS DOOR AND SAID
THERE WAS SMOKE COMING OUT BACK OF HIS HOUSE. THEY WERE INSIDE, THEY DIDN'T
EVEN KNOW IT WAS ON FIRE. THEY WERE ABLE TO GET OUT, GET THE CATS OUT, THEN
CALLED THE FIRE DEPARTMENT. ))
SUPER=01-Steve Poff/Roanoke Co. Fire Dept.;
OUT Q=called the fire department
Fire officials say an extension cord overheated and caught fire.
Most of the damage was confined to the attic and back of the house.
Some neighbors told News- 7 that more hydrants are needed-- but fire
officials say they had enough water to battle the blaze.
Soft Music Under
Straight ahead on News 7 at 11--
It's back to class time for many youngsters in the area, and there are plenty
of nerves and excitement. We'll check in on Day One.
and this story is not for the faint of heart--- or for those with a fear of
heights. We'll tell you about a daring, record setting walk.
MUSIC UP FULL
GRAPHIC=Back To School
Roanoke City kicked off its first day of school this morning.
Many students spent most of the day meeting new teachers and getting
re-acquainted with classmates.
Most school officials say they were glad to see their students... regardless
of a little confusion.
IN Q=I think it's
((SANDRA PUCKETT/ADDISON SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: I THINK IT'S BEEN PRETTY SMOOTH.
HAD A PRETTY GOOD OPENING. KIDS DIDN'T HAVE SCHEDULES AND THEY HADN'T GOTTEN
THEM IN THE MAIL BUT AFTER WE CHECKED THE ADDRESSES EVERYTHING WILL BE FINE.))
SUPER=01-Sandra Puckett/Addison School Principal;
OUT Q=will be fine.
Some students are happy to get back and crack the books.
IN Q=Because I just
((KEISHAWN BUCKNER/ADDISON MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT: BECAUSE I JUST MISS SCHOOL
BECAUSE THERE WASN'T ANYTHING TO DO FOR THE SUMMER.))
BUTT, BUTT, BUTT
((ROWDY UNRUH/ADDISON MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT: BECAUSE I HAVE GREAT TEACHERS AND
THIS IS A GOOD SCHOOL.))
SUPER=01-Keishawn Buckner/Addison Middle School Student; (QUICK!!!!)
SUPER=01-Rowdy Unruh/Addison Middle School Student; :06 (QUICK!!!!!!)
OUT Q=is a good school.
Students at Roanoke City's Jackson Middle School are still on vacation this
The school is undergoing renovation.
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal
Residents of Roanoke's Gainsboro neighborhood say their library is a
cornerstone of the community.
Today, they urged members of city council not to consider closing it down.
Gainsboro leaders were responding to a consultant's study that raised that
Today, they said the building is landmark to their neighborhood and the
city as a whole.
IN Q=Education is never
((HELEN DAVIS/GAINSBORO RESIDENT: EDUCATION IS NEVER AS EXPENSIVE AS IGNORANCE.
LET ROANOKE CITY KEEP ITS LIBRARIES OPEN, ALL OF THEM.))
((REV. CHARLES GREEN/ROANOKE NAACP: WE HOPE THAT YOU'LL DO ALL THAT YOU CAN AND
WE'RE CERTAINLY AGAINST THE RECOMMENDATION BY THE CONSULTANT, 100 PERCENT IN
RESPECT TO THE LIBRARIES. WE DON'T WANT TO COMPROMIZE ON THAT AT ALL.))
SUPER=01-Helen Davis/Gainsboro Resident; :00
SUPER=01-Rev. Charles Green/Roanoke NAACP; :13
OUT Q=compromize on that at all.
SS=Roanoke City Seal
The issue is not before council now, and today, at least three members
said they have no intention of closing the Gainsboro library or any other
SUPER=330-Light Rain/Drizzle And Fog/64-66/Mostly Cloudy With/Periods Of
SUPER=331-Heavy Rain/Flash Floods/64-68/Scattered Showers/Wind:SE-10mph/76-78;
SUPER=332-Periods Of Rain/Wind Light/63-66/Showers Likely/Wind:N-10mph/73-76;
SUPER=333-More Light Rain/Likely/63-65/Clouds And/More Showers/73-76;
SUPER=334-Periods Of Rain/And Drizzle/62-65/Showers Are/Likely/73-76;
An Emmitt update, plus Braves highlights, girls basketball, and football
reports from both Tech and UVa.
But first, Shaquille O'Neal is costing the Lakers more than his
$125 million dollar contract.
Today Coke pulled all sponsorship and its products from the Lakers coliseum
the Forum. Why? Because Shaq daddy is a Pepsi spokesman.
Now add these number up.
wipe to boards
IN Q=FIRST SCORE
SUPER=0091-/Minnesota/6/j/Texas/8////Baltimore/2//California/3/4/Red Sox &
Angels - LATE/;
SUPER=0092-/Houston/3/j/St. Louis/12////San Francisco/2/j/Montreal/9///;
SUPER=0092-j/Los Angeles/7//New York/6////Atlanta/1/j/Cincinnati/5///;
Cowboys star Emmitt Smith is back home in Dallas, recovering from the
injuries he suffered in Monday's loss to Chicago.
SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/ABC; :00
Smith injured his neck and shoulder when he dove over the top on this
play fake and landed on his head and shoulder.
The game was stopped for 10 minutes as Emmitt was immobilized and carted off
the field on a stretcher.
He spent Monday night in the hospital but all of the tests performed on his
neck and head were negative.
IN Q="While the x-rays...
((JERRY JONES/COWBOYS OWNER:))
((BARRY SWITZER/COWBOYS HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Jerry Jones/Cowboys Owner; :00
SUPER=01-Barry Switzer/Cowboys Head Coach; :18
OUT Q=...ALL GUESS WORK."
Emmitt will likely miss Sunday's game with the Giants, but there is a chance
he could play.
Greg Maddux missed his scheduled start last night because of a hamstring
injury and as a result the Atlanta Braves lost their fourth straight.
SUPER=03-Cincinnati, OH/Braves vs. Reds; :00
What kind of night was it for the Braves, well this says it all.
Chipper Jones strikes out on the play, they Terry Pendleton is tagged out at
second by a mile as he tries to steal a base.
The Braves got just one hit as the fall to the Reds 5-to-1.
It was the opening day of school for some folks, but girl's high school
basketball has been underway for at least a week at most places.
SUPER=03-Salem/Lancers vs. Spartans; :00
Last night over at Salem the Spartans played host to PIedmont member Laurel
The Lady Spartans would show some nice team work as they move the ball
around with Sara Palmer, to Erin Collins to Mandy Williams who drops in two of
her eight points.
Palmer would have a huge night scoring as well, as she cans this jumper on
the run. She finished with a game high 20 points.
Laurel Park would trail the entire way ut the Lady Lancers never gave up as
Isis Paddyfote claws for the ball and finds Toy Giles for the score but Salem
win it 58 to 40.
Elsewhere Floyd County beat Northside 63-to-51, William Byrd topped Staunton
River by 11, and Ft. Chiswell beat Radford 65-to-60.
And don't forget News & Sports has a new girls basketball feature this
Each Wednesday night Steve Mason will present hometown Hoops Weekly.
You can catch today's installment on News 7 at five and again at 11.
The real deal begins this weekend for Virginia Tech as the Hokies open the
96 campaign at Akron.
And Roy Stanley says the Hokies are
ready to roll.
IN Q="With all the...
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; :20
SUPER=03-New Orleans, LA/December 1995; :34
SUPER=01-T.J. Washington/Va. Tech Offensive Lineman; :34
SUPER=01-Brad Baylor/Va. Tech Defensive Lineman; :1:05
OUT Q=....from Charlottesville, Steve."
((With all the pre season hype, Tech is ranked in the top 20 in several
publications, the Hokies seem to be set another banner season.
Head coach Frank Beamer appreciates the respect his program is receiving
But Beamer is looking for a starting point and it begins this weekend at
((FRANK BEAMER/TECH HEAD COACH: ))
((The Hokies finished last season with 10 straight victories including the
Sugar Bowl win over Texas.
But the two losses at the beginning of the season are not forgotten.
And despite the distractions, the Hokies know how to prevent the slow
start this year.))
((T.J. WASHINGTON/TECH OFFENSIVE LINEMAN: ))
((BRAD BAYLOR/TECH DEFENSIVE LINEMAN: ))
((ROY STANDUP: ))
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=01-Tim Sherman/Named UVa Starting Quarterback; :23
SUPER=01-Aaron Brooks/UVa Sophomore Quarterback; :31
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/1995 Tech vs. UVa; :40
SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Head Football Coach; :56
OUT Q=news 7 sports"
Still to come tonight, the latest from the courts in New York--
as the foreign players continue to make a stink at the US open tennis
championships. We'll hear from Goran right after this.
The Roanoke Express traded right winger jason Clarke to the BIrmingham Bulls
for forward Olie Kjemstad and defenseman Brad Prefontaine.
SUPER=04-Last Season; :00
Clarke had 38 points and 491 penalty minutes this past season, and the trade
to BIrmingham is a bit of a surprise since Clarke himself thought he likely
would be playing in England this season.
Kjemstad had 66 points in 67 games last season, while Prefontaine brings his
6-2 , 210 pound frame to the Roundhouse.
Monica Seles, Conchita Martinez, Pete Sampras and Goran Ivanisevic were the
big winners as the US Open tennis championships continued at Flushing Meadows.
SUPER=03-New York, NY/USA; :00
Ivanisevic recorded 20 aces as he beat Andrei Medvedev in four sets but he
blasted the tourney's officials, calling them out of shape cripples.
IN Q=Only in the United...
OUT Q=...THEY GONNA DIE."
The delightful Mr. Ivanisevic now faces fan favorite Stefan Edberg. The two
time open champ beat Tim Henman in a four set Marathon that lasted three hours
and five minutes.
Dodgers star Brett Butler plans to rejoin the starting lineup Friday night.
The Butler said today that his rehab is complete and he'll be ready to roll
when the Dodgers host the Pirates.
To put all of this in perspective you have to remember it was just May 21st
of this year when doctors performed tonsil cancer surgery on the veteran
If you're afraid of heights what you're about to see is not for you-
Actually it's not for many people.
A Chinese highwire walker is claiming a world record after crossing a
gorge hundreds of feet above a waterfall on the Yellow River.
The 32 year old walked almost 25 hundred feet across a cable supsended
505 feet above the waterfall.
The father of two was followed by two aides- one riding a bicycle, the
other suspended below it to steady the cable.