Up next on News 7-
The U-S is now sending thousands more troops to Kuwait-
Gansta Rapper Tupac Shakur died tonight almost one week after he was shot.
And a car-school bus crash claims the life of a high school student.
Plus one of the original Drifters performs in the region tonight.
News 7 is next.
The United States is sending more troops to Kuwait-
Five thousand Army troops will go along with tanks and armored vehicles.
The Pentagon calls it a prudent exercise to protect U-S Interests.
The move comes as more U-S fighter planes are also heading to the region.
And on a day when Saddam Hussein has promised to stop firing at U-S
Byron Harlan has the latest on the situation.
SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq; 00
SUPER=01-Mike McCurry/White House Spokesman; 23
OUT Q=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: THE PRESIDENT HAS SAID IT BEFORE, 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.
Byron Harlan, CBS News, Washington.))
Rapper Tupac Shakur is dead-, almost one week after he was shot in Las
Shakur died at the University Medical Center in Las Vegas- of respiratory
failure and cardio-pulmonary arrest.
((WHY ARE YOU... YOU DON'T NEVER SMILE.))
OUT Q=DON'T NEVER SMILE."
Shakur was one of the most successful- and scorned- of the so-called
He was hit by four bullets in a drive-by shooting last weekend.
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.
Fans bought millions of Shakur's records while others denounced him for
glorifying violence, drugs and degrading women.
Tupac Shakur was 25.
One teenager was killed, two others injured after their car hit a schoolbus
in Bedford County this morning.
16-year old Christy Hawkins, her brother Robbie and their 16-year old cousin
Tracy Arthur were driving to school this morning when the accident happened.
Police say Hawkins was either traveling too fast or not paying attention
when she rammed into a school bus that had stopped to pick up a passenger.
IN Q=All the witnesses
((TROOPER GARLAND SNEAD/VA STATE POLICE: ALL THE WITNESSES INDICATED EXCESSIVE
SPEED, I DON'T THINK IT WAS A MAJOR FACTOR, I FEEL MORE LIKE THE MAIN FACTOR
WAS DRIVER INATTENTION. I THINK EVEN AT THE SPEEDS THE PEOPLE WERE INDICATING,
SHE STILL SHOULD HAVE HAD THE SIGHT DISTANCE TO STOP.))
SUPER=01-Trooper Garland Snead/VA State Police; :00
OUT Q=sight distance to stop.
Counselors were brought in to Staunton River High School to speak with the
victims' classmates about the accident.
IN Q=It's been somber
((JIM PHARES/STAUNTON RIVER H.S. PRINCIPAL: IT'S BEEN SOMBER BUT THE FOLKS HAVE
GONE ON. THERE'S CERTAINLY A HIGHER LEVEL OF CONCERN, WE HAD THREE STUDENTS
INVOLVED IN THE CAR, AND KIDS WERE WORRIED ABOUT THOSE OTHERS.))
SUPER=01-Jim Phares/Staunton River H.S. Principal; :00
OUT Q=about those others.
Authorities say charges against Hawkins are pending.
A Marion teenager pled not guilty today to breaking into his former
17 year-old Joshua David Widener is charged with breaking and entering into
the home of 68 year-old Jean Anderson.
Anderson was raped and strangled to death inside her home last week.
23 year-old Harold David Davis is charged with THOSE crimes.
Sources says Davis had been on a crew working in Anderson's basement the
week before she was murdered.
Davis and Widener were both on probation for previous convictions. They're
both being held now on 500 thousand dollars bond.
Roanoke civic groups are getting an earful from fire officials and fire
fighters, as the city considers changes in their department.
IN Q=Any time that
((ED CRAWFORD/ROANOKE FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION: ANY TIME THAT ISSUES COME UP
THAT JEOPARDIZE EITHER THEIR SAFETY OR OURS WE WANT TO MAKE SURE ALL AVENUES
HAVE BEEN EXAMINED BEFORE WE TAKE ANY STEPS IN A DIRECTION THAT WE HAVE ALREADY
FOUND TO BE INEFFECTIVE IN OTHER AREAS.))
SUPER=01-Ed Crawford/Roanoke Firefighters Association;
OUT Q=in other areas.
Tonight, the Roanoke Firefighters Association met with members of three
neighborhood groups at Ridgewood Baptist Church.
As the city moves to buy multi-purpose trucks, CLOSE some stations and
reduce staff, firefighters are raising concerns.
IN Q=We still have lots of
((ROBIN MURPHY-KELSO/NEIGHBORHOOD ACTIVIST: WE STILL HAVE A LOT OF QUESTIONS,
EXACTLY. I ENJOYED THE PRESENTATION TONIGHT ESPECIALLY THE VISUAL PART THAT WE
COULD ACTUALLY SEE. AND WE SPOKE WITH THE CHIEF ALSO AND NOW WE NEED TO COMBINE
BOTH OF THEIR STATEMENTS AND COME TO OUR OWN CONCLUSION.))
SUPER=01-Robin Murphy-Kelso/Neighborhood Activist;
OUT Q=come to our own conclusion.
Chief Jim Grigsby has defended the reorganization of the department. He
insists the changes will not compromise safety.
City Council joins the debate next month, when members consider the
purchase of new multi-purpose fire trucks.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Stay with us, up next on News 7 at 11, Denise Allen takes a look at the
problems of Anorexia Nervosa,
and we'll see how the White House is trying to defuse one of the latest issues
in this year's Presidential campaign.
Robin in WX CENTER
MUSIC UP FULL
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Under pressure from Bob Dole, the White House has released a statement on
President Clinton's medical history.
The eleven page statement reveals no health problems, but the president
does take medications for heartburn and allergies.
The statement shows that there is no history of high blood pressure,
diabetes, cancer or heart disease.
It also re-states that the HIV test that was taken for insurance purposes
in 1990 was negative.
Until now the White House insisted that enough records were released on
the President's health.
But Dole pressured for more information.
The Christiansburg police department has placed one of its officers on paid
administrative leave pending the outcome of forgery charges.
John Flynn of Christiansburg took out a warrant against officer Connie
Bishop, alleging she forged his signature as a co-signer to open a cellular
phone account .
Blacksburg police investigated the complaint, and say Bishop left about 325
dollars in unpaid bills and collection costs.
Police say Bishop and Flynn are acquaintances.
Bishop has been a Christiansburg patrol officer for four years.
Many young women are starving to death by choice.
Anorexia Nervosa is the obsessive pursuit of thinness.
People with the disorder starve themselves to control their weight.
In the first of our three part weekend series, Denise Allen introduces us to
a young woman recovering from the disorder.
IN Q=IT REALLY DESTROYED
SUPER=01-Mikhaela Payden-Travers/Anorexia Patient; :00
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :14
SUPER=01-Hal Gillespie/Psychiatrist; :26 QUICK!!!
SUPER=08-Jack Payden-Travers/Mikhaela's Dad; :33
OUT Q=News 7
SOT Tape 2 07:15:14
IN Q=IT REALLY DESTROYED
((MIKHAELA PAYDEN-TRAVERS/ANOREXIA PATIENT: IT REALLY DESTROYED THE
FRIENDSHIPS I HAD BECAUSE I DIDN'T HAVE TIME FOR FRIENDS. I DIDN'T HAVE ENERGY
FOR FRIENDS. ALL I HAD TIME FOR WAS THE ANOREXIA.))
OUT Q=WAS THE ANOREXIA
Mikhaela Payden-Travers is a good student.
She plays soccer and is into drama.
She, like most people suffering from eating disorders, is an over-achiever.
SOT tape 1 01:49:26
IN Q=MOSTLY THEY'RE FROM
((HAL GILLESPIE/PSYCHIATRIST: MOSTLY THEY'RE FROM HOMES WHERE THERE'S A LOT OF
HIGH EXPECTATION. THEY GET MESSAGES THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO BE PERFECT.))
OUT Q=TO BE PERFECT
SOT TAPE 2 21:31:20
IN Q= I COULD BELIEVE
((JACK PAYDEN-TRAVER/MIKHAELA'S DAD: I COULDN'T BELIEVE THAT SHE COULDN'T SEE
HOW BEAUTIFUL SHE WAS INSIDE AND EXTERIORLY TOO. I DIDN'T WORRY ABOUT THE
EXTERIOR. I WORRY ABOUT THE INTERIOR AND THAT TO ME IS WHAT SO SPECIAL ABOUT
OUT Q=ABOUT MIKHAELA
But Mikhaela wasn't feeling special.
And she says on her 13th birthday she started restricting her diet.
At the time she was 5'6' and 115 pounds.
SOT tape 2 00:46:14
IN Q=I'D SEE THESE MODELS THAT ARE
((MIKHAELA PAYDEN-TRAVERS/ANOREXIA PATIENT: I'D SEE THESE MODELS THAT ARE LIKE
5'9" AND 110 POUNDS AND IT WAS LIKE, "OH MY GOD I'M HUGE." NO GUYS WILL EVER
LIKE ME UNLESS I'M REALLY THIN.))
OUT Q=REALLY THIN
Mikhaela soon dropped below one hundred pounds and about four months later
she found herself in the hospital
In the second part of our series we'll talk about the causes of eating
disorders and you'll find out how Mikhaela's parents discovered she was
Denise Allen News 7.))
Your Hometown Station will also air a documentary on anorexia Sunday morning
GRAPHIC=Virginia Supreme ct
Local police in Virginia had gone back to lifting drunk driver's licenses
ON THE SPOT, anyway, but the Virginia Supreme Court today has upheld the law
Various judges-- including one in Roanoke County-- have said the law
amounted to double jeopardy...punishing a person twice for the same violation.
But the court found a "rational relationship" between "administrative
license suspension and the need to protect the public from intoxicated
Soft Music Under
Still to come on the newscast, Steve Mason will be along with all of
tonight's high school football scores,
and we'll tell you why one of the region's largest retailers says there will
be few changes despite its new owners.
MUSIC UP FULL
The Belk and Leggett families split shortly after going into the retail
business 70 years ago.
But Len Besthoff reports the chains based in Danville and Charlotte plan to
join forces once again.
IN Q=For decades
SUPER=01-Ken Gassman/Retail Analyst; :34
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; 1:11
OUT Q=LB, News-7.
(( For decades, Leggett has quietly run a department store chain in Virginia
that has 36 locations plus six outlet centers.
The folks in its Danville headquarters are characterized as a pretty
conservative, tight-lipped bunch, that only a few years ago opened their stores
on Sundays...but customers don't seem to mind.
SOT CUSTOMER FROM LEGGETT TAPE TODAY 16:12:46
IN Q=I think
((VIRGINIA ADAMS/LEGGETT CUSTOMER: I THINK IT'S A REAL NICE STORE. THEY'VE
GOT A LOT OF NICE STUFF.))
OUT Q=nice stuff.
SOT FROM LEGGETT TAPE TODAY 16:18:47
IN Q=And in
(( And in a fashion that can only be described as Leggett- like, the company
issued a terse, two sentence statement announcing it will sold to the Belk
chain of Charlotte, North Carolina...with little explanation beyond that.
OUT Q=little explanation beyond that.
SOT GASSMAN 00:02:31
IN Q=What might
((KEN GASSMAN/RETAIL ANALYST: WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN IS THAT BELK WILL BRING IN A
LITTLE MORE UPSCALE MERCHANDISE INTO THE TYPICAL LEGGETT STORE.))
OUT Q=Leggett store.
While analysts can only speculate about these matters, one thing that's for
sure is that this is another high profile Virginia company that will be taking
its orders from North Carolina.
In 1992 First Union of Charlotte bought out Dominion Bankshares of Roanoke,
two years ago Burlington Industries of Greensboro bought the Bacova Guild of
Bath County, and now, the Leggett deal.
SOT GASSMAN 00:02:00
IN Q=My guess
((GASSMAN: MY GUESS IS THAT THE CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS FOLKS WILL FEEL IT.
THERE'LL PROBABLY BE JOBS ELIMINATED, MANY FUNCTIONS WILL MOVE TO CHARLOTTE
WHERE BELK IS HEADQUARTERED.))
OUT Q=is headquartered.
Beyond those differences though, Gassman expects the changes will be
basically transparent for shoppers and store employees.
But Leggett's not letting on.
Len Besthoff, News-7.
Soft Music Under
Still to come on the newscast,
we'll head to Clifton Forge where we'll meet a 71 year old musician who's glad
he's still drifting after over forty years.
MUSIC UP FULL
We start close to home, where Willaim Fleming welcomed Halifax into the
Colonels back yard.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Comets vs. Colonels; :00
We pick up the game in the 4th qurter. The Comets carlos jackson finds
Michael Chappel on the 6 yard TD pas connection to tie the game at 21.
Late in the 4th with under 2 minutes SUPER=34-Halifax/=24/William
to play, game tied at 21, Halifax's Jeremy Curly boots a 48 yard field goal to
winthe game for the Comets 24-21.
Franklin County played host to heritage tonight on the Eagles home turf.
SUPER=03-Franklin Co./Pioneers vs. Eagles; :00
In the third quarter, The Eagles in punt formation. The ball is snapped
over Jonathan Meaders head, he finds the loose rock, but Brian Harris of
Heritage recovers and goes in for the TD.
The Eagles get back their composure. Henry Eggleston punches the ball
through for the short yardage score, but the 2 point coversion fails.
Franklin co., trailing 21-19 puts the game in the hands...or I should say
foot of Matt Maxey, who makes good on the kick, Eagles win 22-21.
Highlights from 15 other games still a head tonight on Friday Football
Extra, for now, here's a look at the first set of scores.
chyron in motion
IN Q=first score
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-George Wythe/0/Chilhowie/30/Dan River/19/Laurel Park/7/Bland
SUPER=55-Buckingham Co./16/Appomattox/38/Blacksburg/15/Cave Spring/14/R.E.
Still to come tonight, we will stick with football with college previews
from UVa, Tech, VMI, and ferrum,
plus, we will take you to Dover Downs where Bobby labonte and Rick mast
tamed the Monster mile.
The many pennant races continue in major league baseball. The Orolies
won..as did the yankees, but Chicago lost to Boston, which helps the birds in
the wild card hunt. now the boards!!!
wipe to boards
SUPER=0092-/Atlanta/4//New York/4//rain delay//Houston/3//Colorado/3/7//;
SUPER=0092-/St. Louis/0//Los Angeles/0/4///Cincinnati/2//San Diego/0/5//;
This Friday the 13th turned out to be lucky one for both Bobby labonte and
Rick Mast in qualifying at Dover Downs International Speedway.
SUPER=03-Dover, DE/Speed Vision; :00
Labonte captured the Busch Pole for Sunday's MBNA 500 and in the process
shattered the Monster Mile qualifying record with a speed of 155 point 086
miles an hour.
Rockbridge Bath's own Rick Mast put the Hooters Pontiac on the outside
Pole. Now the top 25 for the 25th race of the season.
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;
To the college gridiron where 22nd ranked Virginia opens the ACC season
tomorrow at high noon at Scott Stadium against Maryland.
SUPER=03-College Park, MD/November 11, 1995; :00
For the Terps, the run and shoot is now a conventional offense and Maryland
quarterback Scott Milanovich has been replaced by Brian Cummings.
((RONDE BARBER/UVA DEFENSIVE BACK:))
SUPER=01-Ronde Barber/UVa Defensive Back; :00
OUT Q=...this past week"
pinnacle full screen
you can catch the game right here on your hometown station.
Over in Blacksburg, 19th ranked Virginia Tech is at Boston College for
tomorrow's Big East battle with the Eagles in their 4th meeting.
((FRANK BEAMER/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...as a big game"
The VMI keydets are on the road again this week. They're Williamsburg bound
for a game with the William and Mary Inidans.
The Keydets lost their season opener last week to Ole Miss and head coach
Bill Stewart doesn't like the idea of being 0 and 2.
The Keydet game plan according to Stewart is to give All America tailback
Thomas Haskins some help on offense.
IN Q="We're going to
((BILL STEWART/VMI HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Bill Stewart/VMI Head Coach; :
OUT Q=........long day."
Kickoff at Cary field is one oclock.
The Ferrum Panthers open their home season at Adams Stadium tomorrow against
Clinch Valley in the first ever match up between the two schools.
Ferrum lost to Nationall ranked Wesley last week 42 to 7.
The Cavaliers won 34 to 27 last week against Cumberland, Tennessee.
IN Q="Whenever you...
((DAVE DAVIS/FERRUM HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Dave Davis/Ferrum Head Coach; :
OUT Q=........of itself."
Game time is one-thirty and we'll have the highlights at six.
SS=W & L logo
Washington and Lee opens at home tomorrow at one-thirty against Ursinus.
It's the first meeting with the bears since 1989
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.
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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;
Good music is like history.
What goes around, comes around.
That's what the last member of the Original Drifters says.
Jay Moore caught up will Bill Pinkney and the rest of the band tonight at
the Clifton Forge.
He has the story from the Stonewall Theatre.
SUPER=01-Bill Pinkney/The Original Drifters;
OUT Q=Jay Moore News 7
(( At the age of 71, Bill Pinkney is here to say that the Drifters have the
same great music today as their original group had when it started in 1953.
IN Q=When we first
OUT Q=make people happy.
Pinkney is the last remaining member of the of the Original Drifters but
he's kept the group's name alive.
He's been singing with these members for more than 12 years.
IN Q=But I'm here
OUT Q=I love people
Pinkney has had many honors including being inducted into the Rock-n- roll,
Beach Music, and United Group Harmony...Halls of Fame.
IN Q=Me, being
OUT Q=going to happen.
The Drifters perform about 100 shows a year.
And Pickney says he wouldn't mind performing for another four decades.
IN Q=I just have
In Clifton Forge, Jay Moore, News 7.
OUT Q=doing so well.