The news is next on W-D-B-J--7, with details on today's missile attack on
Iraq... reaction from Virginia's senior Senator.
And we'll see what counterfeit merchandise looks like... the story follows
a big weekend at the gun show in Hillsville.
Tonight in sports, Emmitt Smith is out of the hospital and headed back to
The Virginia Tech Hokies hope to take the Zip out of Akron this weekend. Roy
Stanley will have a report from Blacksburg,
Plus, we'll check in with Steve Mason at UVA as he talks with newly crowned
starting quarterback Tim Sherman.
Hurricane Fran grows stronger and is headed for the Carolinas. Meanwhile
flooding rains move into southside.
The White House says the United States has launched more than missiles.
It's fired off a message.
27 cruise missiles hit Iraqi targets this morning... in an attempt to drive
out military forces from a Kurdish safe haven.
President Clinton said the strikes were just... and necessary.
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IN Q=Our objectives
((CLINTON: OUR OBJECTIVES ARE LIMITED, BUT CLEAR. TO MAKE SADDAM PAY THE PRICE
FOR THE LATEST ACT OF BRUTALITY. ))
Aside from the missile assault, President Clinton also expanded the no- fly
zone enforced by allied fighters in that region.
At this point it appears the United States will not send in ground troops.
A White House aide says the President has not seriously considered that
Iraqi officials say the missiles caused only minimal damage.
And Saddam Hussein has now reportedly ordered his pilots to IGNORE the no-
President Clinton is getting support from Virginia's senior senator.
John Warner says the missile assault on Iraq was the "right thing to do."
He also advocates more drastic measures if Saddam Hussein doesn't back down.
IN Q=If he
((SEN. JOHN WARNER/R- VIRGINIA: IF HE FAILS TO COMPLY WITH THE PRESIDENT'S
INSTRUCTIONS, THAT MEANS WE'VE GOT TO HIT HIM WITH DOUBLE THE FORCE NEXT TIME.
AGAIN, HITTING MILITARY TARGETS AND IF NECESSARY, THIS TIME-- AND I THINK IT'S
NECESSARY, HIT THE TROOPS AND THE TANKS THEMSELVES AS BEST WE CAN WITHOUT
JEOPARDIZING INNOCENT CIVILIANS. ))
Warner calls Hussein a very real threat to the American people.
He says Hussein destroyed the Iraqi economy in order to rebuild his
A Norfolk-based destroyer is one of two Navy ships involved in the missile
strike on Iraq.
The destroyer U-S-S Laboon launched Tomahawk cruise missiles in the strike.
The Laboon joined the U-S-S Shiloh from San Diego in the attack.
Two Air Force B-52 bombers also launched the missiles in the military
Two Lynchburg Hillcats baseball players have pled guilty to what the
prosecutor says is a "hate crime" against a gay man.
It all started at this gas station on July 29th, when pitchers John
Dillinger and Jeff Kelly began harassing the victim, Greg Robinson.
Robinson says the pair chased him to Langhorne Road where they crashed into
his car, causing several thousand dollars in damage.
IN Q=And I think
((ETHAN ONTJES/PROSECUTOR: AND I THINK WHAT STARTED OFF AS JUST MAYBE PICKING
ON HIM TURNED INTO SOMETHING MORE SERIOUS AND COULD HAVE REALLY BEEN A MAJOR
TRAGEDY IF SOMEONE HAD GOTTEN HURT. ))
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OUT Q=had gotten hurt.
Dillinger and Kelly were given suspended jail terms, and ordered to pay
restitution and perform community service.
Robinson's attorney says, the players' legal battle may not be over, though.
IN Q=For every criminal
((LEIGH DREWRY/ROBINSON'S ATTORNEY: FOR EVERY CRIMINAL WRONG THERE'S A
CORRESPONDING CIVIL WRONG, SO I WANT TO EXPLORE WHAT IS AVAILABLE WITH REGARD
TO THE CIVIL LAW AND SEE WHAT MAY BE ABLE TO BE DONE FOR HIM AND WHAT MAY NOT
BE DONE FOR HIM.))
SUPER=01-Leigh Drewry/Robinson's Attorney; :00
OUT Q=done for him (second time).
Team officials say both players were suspended for four games as a result of
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
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on News 7 at 6--
one cigarette vendor says he's got a plan to discourage teen smoking, and it
doesn't require government oversight.
and it's back to the books for more school kids today.
We'll check in on their first day and see what the new year holds for
teachers and students.
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A Pittsylvania County teenager is counting her blessings tonight.
Less than two hours ago, the young woman's pick- up was swept away by a
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Teresa Hamilton was there for the rescue and joins us from our Danville
newsroom with the story.
Keith, this will be one day Kristina Williams will never forget.
Like many who've found themselves in similar situations-- she didn't realize
how quickly a swollen creek can get out of hand.
IN Q=The worst
((HILTON DAVIS/MOUNT HERMAN FIRE DEPT.: THE WORST THING ABOUT THIS IS NOT THE
DEPTH OF THE WATER, IT'S JUST THE SWIFTNESS OF IT. ))
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OUT Q=of it.
VO-NAT (TERESA HOT MIC)
No one knows that better than 16- year old Kristina Williams.
It all began around four O'clock when she left for her sister's house.
She decided to take Ridgecrest Drive in Mount Herman, avoiding Route 41,
which was already flooding.
She'd been down the road about 30- minutes earlier without problems.
But that wasn't the case the second time around when high water from a swollen
creek caused her pick- up to stall.
Unfortunately, she had to wait 20- agonizing minutes before someone noticed
what had happened.
IN Q=I'm very
((KRISTINA WILLIAMS:I'M VERY THANKFUL THEY GOT ME, VERY THANKFUL. ))
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OUT Q=very thankful.
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(Question: Teresa, I understand flooding has been a problem throughout the
A Richmond hospital emergency room was the scene of a domestic shooting
spree that began in a South Richmond neighborhood last night.
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
The shooting spree began at Cooper's south Richmond home.
Cooper's been charged with two counts of capital murder, including the
murder of her ex- husband's new wife.
She also allegedly murdered another woman and wounded three others who were
with her ex-husband, including a two year old child.
A rainy afternoon. Fire broke out at a Roanoke county home.
A father and son were home at the time-- but were not injured.
The blaze began around 3 o'clock at 135 Orlando Avenue.
When they arrived, fire crews discovered smoke billowing from the rear of
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. ))
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OUT Q=called the fire department
Neighbors told News- 7 additional fire hydrants are needed in the area.
But Poff says there was enough water to battle the blaze.
Officials haven't yet determined a cause.
GRAPHIC=Back To School
This is the first day of school for most Roanoke city students.
And as Ron Jones found out some kids have mixed reactions about this
IN Q=Goodbye to those lazy,
SUPER=01-Michael Mays/Addison Student; :15
SUPER=01-George Eure/Patrick Henry High Student; :27 (QUICK!!!)
SUPER=01-Ozzie Lane/Patrick Henry High Student; :37 (QUICK!!!!)
SUPER=01-Denise Brown/Patrick Henry High Student; :49
SUPER=01-Heather Simmons/Addison School Teacher; 1:02
OUT Q=Ron Jones, News Seven.
((Goodbye to those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer...
NAT SOUND (bell rings)
First day of school!
Kids are glad... parents are glad... it's great!... or is it?
((MICHAEL MAYS/ADDISON STUDENT: I DON'T LIKE SCHOOL VERY MUCH.
RON JONES:WHY NOT? MICHAEL MAYS: IT'S JUST THE LONG HOURS. BORING... AFTER YOU
FINISH YOU HAVE TO WAIT FOR EVERYBODY ELSE.))
BUTT, BUTT, BUTT
((GEORGE EURE/PATRICK HENRY STUDENT: I'D RATHER BE SLEEPING. I PROBABLY WOULD
BE SLEEPING EXCEPT FOR SCHOOL.))
But some kids welcome school days and others are just... dazed.
((OZZIE LANE/PATRICK HENRY STUDENT: I'M VERY CONFUSED. I'M A FRESHMAN SO I'M
WANDERING... GETTING LOST. AND RUNNING INTO PEOPLE AND TYING NOT TO GET
Others are just glad they've survived so far.
((DENISE BROWN/PATRICK HENRY STUDENT: THE STORIES YOU HEAR OF PEOPLE GETTING
SWIRLIES AND GETTING SHOVED IN LOCKERS ISN'T TRUE BECAUSE IT HASN'T HAPPENED TO
ME YET AND I HOPE IT WON'T))
What are SWIRLIES anyway?
((WHEN THEY STICK YOUR HEAD IN THE TOILET AND FLUSH IT.))
And believe it or not.. some teachers are glad to be back too.
((HEATHER SIMMONS/ADDISON TEACHER: ONE THING ABOUT TEACHING IS HAVING THAT
THREE MONTH BREAK. YOU HAVE TIME TO RELAX AND COME DOWN OFF THE END OF THE
YEAR. BUT I'M ALWAYS EXCITED THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL.))
So, whether you're concerned about your first homework assignment or your
first... swirlies... most would agree... there's NO place like school...
especially on the first day.
Ron Jones, News Seven.))
Smokers who are willing to pay the high price for pack of cigarettes out of
a vending machine have a new hoop to jump through.
A Richmond-area vending company that supplies Applebees restaurants and
other businesses around the state foils cigarette buyers on the first try.
A remote control button behind the bar activates the machine -- and BINGO,
the sale is complete.
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 magic remote activator retro- fit costs about 500- dollars.
The F-D-A regulations would ban cigarette vending machines altogether.
A mixed day on Wall Street.
The Dow gained 32 points, closing at
56 hundred 48.
NASDAQ was down a point.
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal
The Roanoke Housing Authority hopes to transform Lincoln Terrace from a
housing project into a vibrant neighborhood.
Today, officials unveiled a multi- million dollar plan that would bring
major changes to the community.
Joe Dashiell has the details.
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SUPER=01-Rob Robinson/Urban Design Associates; :18
SUPER=01-Jim Trout/Roanoke City Council; :43
OUT Q=JD News 7
((Today, Lincoln Terrace has 300 units tightly packed in rows of identical
But if the Housing Authority can find the funding, a major makeover is in
The plan would remove some buildings, add single family homes and duplexes
and renovate existing units.
IN Q=Typically they don't have
OUT Q=a good healthy neighborhood.
The plan outlined for city officials has the approval of the Lincoln
Terrace Resident Council, and current tenants would have priority in the
But ultimately, officials hope to change the profile of the neighborhood to
include more working families and a broader range of incomes.
IN Q=We must help
OUT Q=self sufficiency.
Built in three phases, the project could require 20- million dollars over
The Housing Authority is applying for federal grants, and officials believe
the prospects are good.
Joe Dashiell News 7))
A new Virginia law to protect trademark holders, honest vendors and
consumers got a workout in Hillsville last weekend.
Street cleanup is all that's left of the annual Labor Day gun show and flea
But Friday and Saturday authorities cleaned OUT vendors who were allegedly
selling counterfeit merchandise.
((WARREN MANNING/CARROLL CO. SHERIFF: I FEEL LIKE NOW SINCE THEY KNOW THE LAW
IS HERE AND WE WILL ENFORCE THE LAW, THEN THEY PROBABLY WON'T COME BACK AS
MUCH. WE'LL PROBABLY HAVE A FEW MORE PROBLEMS BUT I FEEL LIKE THIS IS A START
TO CLEANING UP THE ONES TRYING TO PASS THE COUNTERFEIT STUFF. ))
SUPER=01-Warren Manning/Carroll Co. Sheriff;
OUT Q=the counterfeit stuff.
A trademark protection company trained sheriff's deputies and Hillsville
police officers to spot fake merchandise.
Authorities seized about 100 thousand dollars worth of goods.
Coming you way tonight in sports, an update on Emmitt Smith, who thankfully
is out of the hospital and doing pretty well tonight.
The Cavaliers are all set for their home opener, Steve Mason has a report
Plus, Roy Stanley checks in from Blacksburg where the Hokies are all set to
begin their season in Akron this Saturday.
The Virginia Tech Hokies hit the road this friday for Akron, Ohio and their
And Roy Stanley says the Hokies are anxious to start the season.
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: ))
SOT WIPE TO #ENG!!!!
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SUPER=01-Tim Sherman/Named UVa Starting Quarterback; :23
SUPER=01-Aaron Brooks/UVa Sophomore Quarterback; :31
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/1995 Game vs Va. Tech; :40
SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Head Football Coach; :56
OUT Q=news 7 sports"
Cowboys fans across the country are breathing a collective sigh of relief
tonight with news that star Emmitt Smith is not seriously injured.
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Smith punctuated an already dismal night for the Cowboys late in the game
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 last night in the hospital but all of the tests performed on his
neck and head were negative.
Team owner Jerry Jones says he could play Sunday against the Giants.
The Bears beat Dallas 22-to-6 last night.
Los Angeles Dodgers star Brett Butler has been through his share of
rehabilitation this year,m but it appears that the all of his hard work and
rehabilitation has paid off.
Butler said today that he will be back in the Dodgers starting lineup this
Friday night 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
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