IN Q=Here's what's coming
(( Here's what's coming up next on NEWS-7 Primetime...
Classmates mourn the death of a Bedford County teenager who died after the car
she was riding in slammed into a school bus.
It's been a shopping staple for years; now a southside-based Virginia
department store chain has been sold to a North Carolina company. ))
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And the Top Story this Friday night September 13th...
Another show of force aimed at Saddam Hussein, as the U-S sends five
thousand additional troops to Kuwait.
This is News 7 Primetime on WEFC.
I'm Connie Stevens.
The thousands of American soldiers on their way to the Gulf will be joining
a force of 12-hundred-- already there, conducting war games.
And now, Saddam Hussein appears to be backing off his threats to shoot
patrol planes out of the skies over Iraq.
But no one seems to know what his offer of a cease fire means.
Byron Harlan reports.
IN Q= A promise
SUPER=01-Mike McCurry/White House Spokesman; :24
SUPER=01-Jack Kemp/(R)-Vice Presidential Candidate; 1:07
SUPER=01-Byron Harlan/Reporting; 1:21
OUT Q=BH, CBS News, Washington
A promise today from saddam hussein. The Iraqi leader says he will not
attack U.S. forces, patrolling the no-fly zones in northern and southern iraq.
What is unclear is how long the Iraqis intend to hold to that promise.
It is a turn away from the rhetoric coming from baghdad so far and
officials at the Pentagon call the news, encouraging the president s spokesman
calls it nothing to count-on, just yet.
MIKE McCURRY, WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS.
The message from the u.s. has been clear.
Eight stealth fighters arrived to
their final destination today and 18 f-16 jets are on the way.
The objective is to squeeze saddam between the two narrow no-fly-zones.
The President's security advisors met at the White House to talk about
tactics and options.
The president did not attend the meeting.
Meanwhile, as he has been all week, Vice Presidential candidate Jack Kemp
kept up the Republican criticism of the Clinton Middle East policy, saying it s
high time the President re-vamp his Middle East objectives.
JACK KEMP/GOP V-P NOMINEE: LET ME SAY HOW PLEASED I WAS TODAY TO LEARN THAT
THE PRESIDENT HAS ORDERED A TOP TO BOTTOM REVIEW OF THE POLICY OF THIS COUNTRY
IN THE PERSIAN GULF WITH
REGARDS TO IRAQ.
But the White House says, that s not what s going on here and that despite
what Saddam Hussein says, the U.S. is going to continue to beef-up its forces
Byron Harlan, CBS News, Washington.))
One high school student was killed, two others injured when their car
crashed into a school bus this morning near Huddleston.
It happened around 7:30 on this stretch of Route 24, east of Body Camp.
State police say 16-year old Christy Hawkins may have been traveling too
fast when she rounded a curve and came upon a school bus that had stopped to
pick up a passenger.
Hawkins' car struck the rear of the bus.
Her front-seat passenger-- 16-year old TRACY Gwynn Arthur-- was killed
Hawkins and her brother Robbie, who was riding in the back seat, suffered
minor injuries in the crash.
All three teens were students at Staunton River High School, where
counselors today have been helping their classmates deal with the tragedy.
IN Q=Basically we had
((JIM PHARES/PRINCIPAL: BASICALLY WE HAD PSYCHOLOGISTS TALKING WITH KIDS
THROUGHOUT THE MORNING. PARENTS WERE CONTACTED FOR ALL THE CHILDREN ON THE BUS
WHO HAD BEEN TRAUMATIZED BY IT.))
SUPER=01-Jim Phares/Staunton River Principal; :00
OUT Q=traumatized by it.
Authorities say speed and driver in-attention contributed to the crash.
Charges are pending.
Rapper Tupac Shakur is dead, almost a week after suffering bullet wounds in a
Officials at the University Medical Center in Las Vegas say Shakur succumbed
early this evening to respiratory failure and cardiopulmonary arrest.
The 25-year-old recording star was one of the most successful --
and scorned -- of the so-called ``gangsta'' rappers.
He was hit by four bullets in a drive-by shooting last weekend
as he rode near the Las Vegas Strip.
Surgeons had removed Shakur's
right lung and placed him on life support.
It was the second time Shakur had been gunned down in recent
He was shot five times during an apparent robbery in 1994.
A teenager charged with breaking into the Marion home of a woman who was
murdered last week has asked for a court-appointed lawyer.
17 year-old Joshua David Widener is charged with breaking and entering with
intent to commit larceny at the home of 68 year-old Jean Anderson.
The retired teacher, who taught Widener in fifth grade, was raped and
strangled to death.
23 year-old Harold David Davis is charged with capital murder.
Davis and Widener were both already on probation for previous convictions.
They're both being held now on 500-THOUSAND dollars bond.
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Roanoke firefighters are turning up the heat on proposed changes in their
The Roanoke Firefighters Association is taking its case to civic groups, and
tonight the group held a meeting at Ridgewood Baptist Church.
As the city moves to purchase new multi- purpose trucks, re-align stations,
and reduce staff, firefighters are airing their concerns.
IN Q=We want to get
((ED CRAWFORD/ROANOKE FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION: WE WANT TO GET FLIERS
INFORMATION INTO THE HANDS OF CITIZENS. WE WANT TO STIMULATE THEIR INTEREST
STRONGLY ENOUGH THAT THEY'RE WILLING TO ASK THE RIGHT QUESTIONS. WHEN THE CHIEF
ARRIVES ON THEIR DOORSTEP TO PROPOSE THIS TO THEM THEY CAN ASK THE HARD
QUESTIONS AND THEN GET THE ANSWERS THEY DESERVE TO GET FROM THEM.))
SUPER=01-Ed Crawford/Roanoke Firefighters Association;
OUT Q=get from them.
Chief Jim Grigsby and other city officials defend the reorganization of the
department and insist the changes will not compromise safety.
SS=Roanoke City Seal
The issue will reach city council in October when members consider the
purchase of new multi- purpose fire trucks.
Still to come on News 7 Prime Time--
Bosnia prepares for an election which will test the country's fragile peace.
and as the election here at home draws ever closer, Virginia's senior senator
calls on the help of a high profile former politician.
go to break
GRAPHIC=News 7 Prime Time
You're watching News 7 Prime Time, I'm Connie Stevens.
Will Bosnians cast their votes for democracy or further ethnic division?
SUPER=03-Brcko, Bosnia; :
That's the question with the polls about to open.
Saturday's vote will help determine whether NATO peacekeeping forces are
still needed in Bosnia.
Today American troops delivered ballots within a Serb-controlled entity--
they're also setting up six polling stations for refugees displaced by war.
With American lives at stake in the Persian Gulf, Former President George
Bush says he will support whatever actions President Clinton decides to take
He made that statement today in Norfolk as he campaigned for Senator John
Warner and Bush spent part of the day paying tribute to General Douglas
They laid a wreath at the memorial in downtown Norfolk where MacArthur is
Bush also spoke at a fundraiser which brought in a few hundred thousand
dollars for the Warner campaign.
Judging from information supplied by U.S. Senate candidate MARK Warner's
campaign staff, college students must be falling all over themselves in support
of the candidate.
The Democrat was at Virginia Tech speaking to students today.
90 minutes BEFORE his appearance his staff faxed out a news release
describing and embellishing the event.
((QUESTION: DID YOU HAVE A SCREAMING GROUP OF STUDENTS TODAY?
MARK WARNER/D-U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE: NO. NO.
QUESTION: THEY WEREN'T SCREAMING? YOUR NEWS RELEASE SAYS "IN FRONT OF HUNDREDS
OF SCREAMING STUDENTS."
WARNER: NO, THEY DIDN'T REALLY, I CAN'T BELIEVE THEY WROTE THAT. WELL THEY WERE
SCREAMING. THEY WERE LAUGHING AT MY JOKES. ))
OUT Q=at my jokes.
Warner then jokingly solicited some cheers and blamed the release on an
overzealous press manager.
The candidate fielded a number of student questions, and touted his support
for a 10 thousand dollar tax deduction to help defray college tuition costs for
middle class families.
If you've recently been in the market for a new car, maybe you've
deliberated over whether to buy or lease.
Well the federal government wants the whole issue to be a little less
The Federal Reserve Board will act next week on a proposal boiling
confusing lease contracts down to a single page-- in simple language.
The new rules will affect millions of consumers-- as leasing now accounts
for about a quarter of new car sales.
For several months the word in the retail sector was that Leggett Department
Stores of Danville was up for sale.
That speculation turned out to be correct.
The Belk store chain of Charlotte, North Carolina will acquire a majority of
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IN Q=The board
((KEN GASSMAN/RETAIL ANALYST-DAVENPORT & CO.: THE BOARD AT LEGGETT GOT
TOGETHER AND DECIDED THEY WANTED TO SELL THE COMPANY AND THEY RECEIVED AT LEAST
TWO OR THREE BIDS THAT WE'RE AWARE OF, THE BELK BID WAS THE MOST LOGICAL FOR
LEGGETT TO ACCEPT.))
SUPER=01-Ken Gassman/Davenport & Co. Analyst;
OUT Q=to accept.
Leggett has 36 stores and six outlet centers, most of them in Virginia.
Belk already owns 16- percent of Leggett's shares.
The Belk and Leggett families are related and started out in business
together, but they split in the 1920's.
Leggett Stores has remained characteristically tight- lipped about why it
made the deal.
Up next on News 7 Prime Time--
The Roanoke Valley shows its heart by helping out North Carolina victims of
while resort communities in Mexico are readying for Hurricane Fausto. We'll
have an update when we return.
go to break
The Knights of Columbus are riding to the aid of North Carolina residents
hit hard by hurricane Fran.
They're collecting donations to take to flood victims.
They're set up outside the Kroger at Tanglewood Mall.
The Knights are encouraging shoppers to donate food, paper products and
diapers to help out those devastated by Fran.
IN Q=IT MIGHT ENCOURAGE
((RAY DONNELLY/KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: IT MIGHT ENCOURAGE OTHERS TO DO SIMILAR
THINGS. WHEN THERE IS A CATASTROPHE SUCH AS FRAN PEOPLE WILL REALIZE THERE'S A
GREAT NEED FOR HELP.))
SUPER=01-Ray Donnelly/Knights of Columbus;
OUT Q=NEED FOR HELP
Quibell is donating bottled water.
The Knights of Columbus will be collecting donations all day today and
They plan to drive to the Wilmington area on Sunday.
The latest storm to grab headlines this week is Hurricane Fausto, giving
some in Mexico a run for their money.
SUPER=03-Baja California, MX; :
In Baha California, they're preparing for Fausto-- the storm has already
downed power lines and forced rivers to overflow.
Wind-whipped surf is crashing onto tourist beaches, flooding streets,
closing shops, and driving hundreds away from their homes.
Hotel guests have been herded into basements and meeting halls.
So far, there are no reports of casualties-- but there are also few
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SUPER=331-Partly Cloudy/Wind:W 10mph/53-56/Sunny & Breezy/Wind:W 20mph/73-76;
SUPER=332-Cloudy Skies/Wind:NW 15mph/50-52/Partly Sunny/Wind:W 10mph/68-70;
SUPER=333-Variable Cloudiness/Wind:W-Gusty/50-52/Partly Cloudy/And
SUPER=334-Cloudy Skies/Wind:NW 10mph/48-52/Mix Of Clouds/And Sun/63-66;
Tonight on Health Check--
Anorexia Nervosa is an obsession with thinness.
People with anorexia starve themselves to control their weight.
Researchers say our society is more weight and appearance-conscious than
They say as more emphasis is put on feminine beauty people are more likely
to develop eating disorders-- especially young women.
Young men only make up five to ten percent of those suffering from eating
Research indicates these disorders are NOT genetic--they're learned.
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IN Q=FOR GENERATIONS
((JOE MCVOY/PSYCHOLOGIST: FOR GENERATIONS MOTHERS HAVE BEEN TAUGHT TO FEEL BAD
ABOUT THEIR BODIES. MOTHERS WHO WILL IN FRONT OF THEIR DAUGHTERS SAY "OH I
HATE MY THIGHS", "LOOK AT MY STOMACH." THEY'RE GIVING THEIR DAUGHTERS THE
MESSAGE THAT THEY'RE BODIES AREN'T OKAY.))
((MIKHAELA PAYDEN-TRAVERS/ANOREXIA PATIENT: EVERYBODY IN SCHOOL, ALMOST ALL
THE GIRLS THINK ABOUT WHAT THEIR EATING. MOST GIRLS DON'T EAT LUNCH AT SCHOOL.
MOST OF THE GIRLS WON'T EAT LUNCH, THEY JUST DON'T WANT TO BE SEEN EATING OR IF
THEY DO THEY'LL DRINK A COKE.))
SUPER=01-Joe McVoy/Psychologist; :05
SUPER=01-Mikhaela Payden-Travers/Anorexia Patient; :15
OUT Q= DRINK A COKE
And children are starting to diet at a younger age.
Half of fourth grade girls diet because they think they're too fat.
By the time they reach high school 90-percent are dieting for the same
And at colleges 40-percent of the female students follow diets of 800
calories or less a day.
That's a drastic cut when you consider semi-starvation is 1200 calories.
And the average woman of normal weight should consume 18 to 22-hundred
calories a day.
Plans for the new Roanoke City Nursing Home are complete... and the first
phase of construction is underway.
The site is located off Route 220, behind Hunting Hills Plaza.
Work crews are busy clearing away trees... and leveling the land.
Construction on the nursing home is expected to be complete by next summer
and the developer promises it will be a state of the art facility.
((JIM SMITH/SMITH-PACKETT MED-COM: REALLY FEEL LIKE THE MARKET, AND WHAT IS
REALLY NEEDED IN THE AREA IS MORE OF A COMPLEX LEVEL OF CARE. ALZHEIMER'S CARE,
CARE FOR DIFFERENT LEVELS OF DIMENSIA, PLUS A SUBACUTE CARE TYPE OF SETTING. ))
SUPER=01-Jim Smith/Smith-Packett Med-Com;
OUT Q=type of setting
The city's current nursing home is actually in Botetourt County and houses
The new facility will have double the capacity.
In addition to the nursing home, Smith- Packett will build town houses,
condominiums and apartments at the same location.
The development will span 50 acres... and will become one of the area's
first 24- hour gated communities.
Each night NEWS-7 Primetime brings you some of the more unusual pictures of
SUPER=03-North Edgebrook, IL;
Tonight's video comes from North Edgebrook Illinois, where they take the
phrase weekend warrior to heart.
They've souped up their lawnmowers...turning their weekend chores into a
At the annual challenge, mowers sport handles such as SODZILLA, Hazardous
Waste, and Ace of Blades.
By the way, the blades are removed.
These lawnmowers can hit about 55 miles an hour.
The winner doesn't walk away with a big purse-- just bragging rites.
The proceeds from the event go to fighting Lou Gherig's disease.
We have highlights from the Cave Sping Blacksburg game to bring ya, plus
FFE scores, but first a lucky day for 2 drivers on this unlucky Friday the
Winston Cup qualifying at Dover Downs International Speedway for Sunday's
SUPER=03-Dover, DE/Speed Vision; :00
Despite some of those monster clouds hanging overhead, it was an ideal day
for time trials on the Monster Mile.
Defending race champ Jeff Gordon was the favorite to win his 6th pole of the
year, but Gordon was only third fastest in the Dupont Chevy.
The quickest today was the Chevy driven by Bobby Labonte.
Joe Gibbs' driver went out early and set a new qualifying record at the track
with a lap at 155 point 086 miles an hour.
IN Q="We seem...
((BOBBY LABONTE/MBNA 500 POLE WINNER:))
SUPER=01-Bobby Labonte/MBNA 500 Pole Winner; :00
OUT Q=...A LOT OF FUN."
Rockbridge Bath's own Rick Mast is right on Labonte's rear quarter panel.
Mast burned the monster in a speed good enough to put his Hooters Pontiac on
the outside pole.
Now the top 25.
wipe to boards
SUPER=0107-1. Bobby Labonte/155.086/2. Rick Mast//3. Jeff Gordon//4. Terry
Labonte//5. Geoff Bodine;
SUPER=0107-6. Rusty Wallace//7. Dick Trickle//8. Mark Martin//9. Dale
Jarrett//10. John Andretti;
SUPER=0107-11. Hut Stricklin//12. Ken Schrader//13. Morgan Shepherd//14. Ricky
Rudd//15. Derrike Cope;
SUPER=0107-16. Mike Skinner//17. Ted Musgrave//18. Kenny Wallace//19. Ernie
Irvan//20. Dale Earnhardt;
SUPER=0107-21. Lake Speed//22. Ricky Craven//23. Michael Waltrip//24. Kyle
Petty//25. Wally Dallenbach;
We start the highlights from week three of friday Football Extra over at
cave Spring Junior where the Blacksburg Indians and the Knights got it on.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Indians vs. Knights; :00
Knights have the ball on the 30, brad Nichols is gonna sweep right and gain
2 plays later, travis Cooper pulls in this Corey paxton pass for the TD and
the Knights were out in front 7-nothing in the first quarter!
However, Blacksburg comes roaring SUPER=34-Blacksburg/==/Cave Spring/==;
back. Tommy LaForce hands off to Michael Davis. Davis barrels through the line
for a 35 yard gain.
The force was with Blacksburg. Right now, Cave in leading late in the 4th.
That's just one game, friday Football Extra's head coach, Mike Stevens,
who needs to give me more playing time by the way, has highlights from 15 other
games on FFE. But first the first set of scores from week 3.
Chyron in motion
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OUT Q=last score
SUPER=55-Ft. Chiswell/7/Rural Retreat/25/Parry McCluer/13/Riverheads/7/Patrick
SUPER=55-Bassett/20/Patrick Co./10/Marion/7/Lebanon/33/Galax/0/Carroll Co./54;
SUPER=55-Wm. Byrd/30/Glenvar/7/East Hardy WV/20/Bath
SUPER=55-Rockbridge Co./29/Turner Ashby/28/Jefferson Forest/7/E.C.
Glass/14/Halifax Co./24/Wm. Fleming/21;
SUPER=55-Grayson Co./21/Radford/46/Cardoza DC/0/G.W. Danville/40/Lord
SUPER=55-Dan River/No/Laurel Park/Rpt./Gretna/No/Nelson Co./Rpt./Buckingham
SUPER=55-Central/No/Buffalo Gap/Rpt./George Wythe/No/Chilhowie/Rpt./Bland
What does Michael Jordan, golf, and sushi have in common?
SUPER=03-Tokyo, Japan; :00
I don't know, but his airness was in Tokyo Japan this week testing the
japanese greens. He also helped bridge the cultural gap.
Jordan and the Nike tour was a hot ticket in the orient. His golf was nice,
but come on, the Japanese wanted to see Micheal hoop and he did.
Here's what's coming up tonight on NEWS-7 at 11 on WDBJ-7.
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SUPER=78-Drifters Drift Back;
Bill Pickney and the Original Drifters are starting their second show at
this hour in Clifton Forge.
Jay Moore will have more on their performance at the Historic Stonewall
Jean Jadhon will have more news, in 30-minutes on WDBJ, followed by Friday
Thanks for watching NEWS-7 Primetime.
Have a good weekend.