An accident invovling an high school bus in Bedford County results in the
death of a high school student
And the Pentagon rushes warplanes and a second aircraft carrier to the
Persian Gulf region.
Hurricane Hortense continues her trek northward, while our weekend forecast
conitnues to improve. Stay tuned for all the sunny details coming up from the
News 7 Weather Center.
Stay with, News 7 at Noon is next.
One Bedford County high school student was killed, two others injured when
their car hit a school bus near Huddleston this morning.
The accident happened on this stretch of Route 43 just east of the Body Camp
Authorities say the bus had stopped to pick up a passenger when a car
carrying the three teens struck it from behind.
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((LT. KENT ROBEY/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: A VEHICLE TRAVELING NORTH ON 43
CAME AROUND THE CURVE AND COULD NOT STOP FOR THE BUS. CAUGHT THE LEFT REAR OF
THE BUS AND THE PASSENGER WAS KILLED IN THE ACCIDENT.))
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Police say all three teenagers were students at Staunton River High School.
No students on the school bus were injured in the crash.
Authorities have "not" released the names of the victims.
The U-S is moving some sophsticated weaponry into the Persian Gulf region
A squadron of stealth fighters began a non stop flight from New Mexico
The planes carry the means and the pilots carry a message for
Bob Orr has the story.
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Southside flood victims are getting financial aid today.
FEMA set up disaster recovery centers yesterday to help get residents back
on their feet..
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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SUPER=01-Bunny Propst/Grocery Store Owner; 1:00
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((ALL MY HAND SANDERS, MY BELT SANDERS...))
For Jay Lee Dean, this has been a bitter loss.
Dean moved his furniture repair shop to Riverdale less than a year ago,
hoping to capitalize on its promising location near a busy highway.
That was before four feet of floodwater filled his shop last weekend,
ruining his stock, his merchandise and his equipment.
((SO THIS IS, ESSENTIALLY A TOTAL LOSS FOR YOU? THIS HAS BEEN A TOTAL LOSS.))
If it's true, misery loves company, Dean is not alone.
Across the street at the Swanee Restaurant, they've lost a week's worth of
business waiting for the waters to recede so that the building could be dried
out and cleaned off.
((RAY FOWLER/RESTAURANT OWNER: ECONOMICALLY IT'S BEEN RIGHT TOUGH. YOU ADD THE
LOSSES FOR THE EQUIPMENT AND THE FOOD PLUS THE LOSS OF BUSINESS. IT'S BEEN
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This is music to the ears of grocery store owner Bunny Propst.
Customers are slowly filtering back into the Ratliff grocery, which has been
cleared of its mud, water and debris.. and is now waiting for new stock to
refill its shelves.
((BUNNY PROPST/GROCERY STORE OWNER: AND I'M THINKING SERIOUSLY ABOUT GETTING
SOME GREEN PAINT AND WRITING ACROSS THE FRONT OF THE STORE "PLEASE COME IN", SO
EVERYBODY THAT FELT SORRY FOR US, WE'RE OPEN WE NEED OUR CUSTOMERS TO COME
While they wait for business to rebound, Propst and the rest are hoping FEMA
can pick up the financial slack.
The first step is calling the toll free number to register for assistance.
((Steve Smallshaw: Once you have registered by phone and you have more specific
questions, you can come to a disaster recovery center like this one in downtown
South Boston. FEMA says it will keep these centers open until the need is
exhausted. Steve Smallshaw, News7, South Boston.)) ))
It's a tale of two hurricanes this afternoon.
Hurricane Fausto is bearing down on Mexico's Baja California penisula, and
could force up to 4-thousand people to evacuate.
Forecasters are warning the storm could dump up to ten inches of rain.
The southeastern U-S could being feeling the effects of Hurricane Hortense
Forecasters say the storm will likely miss the U-S by making a turn to the
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The category 4 hurricane Hurricane Hortense took a swipe at the Turks and
Caicos islands and barreled past the Bahamas yesterday but caused no reported
Tomorrow is election day in Bosnia.
The Dayton accords, which were signed last November, brought an end to the
Bosnian war and called for the holding of national elections in the
The three ethnic groups -- Croats, Serbs and Muslims -- will elect three
Polling stations opened this morning to allow members of the military to
vote one day early.
Just days after Okinawans voted to press for a reduction of U-S forces on
the Japanese island, more U-S servicemen are in trouble with the law.
U-S officials say two U-S Marines are being held on suspicion of attacking
and robbing a 56-year-old woman on the Japanese island.
The rape of a 12-year-old girl by U-S servicemen last year sparked outrage
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Still to come on News 7,
Earth- shattering archeological finds.
Virginia's first settlement is unearthed in Jamestown.
And, it was a star studded campaign fundraiser for President Clinton.
But first, let's check in with Patrick.
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A former employee at the Coyner Springs Juvenile Detention Home could spend
as much as 6 and a-half years in prison for raping a former resident.
(Seh- Dric) Cedric Lavender was sentenced yesterday to five years in prison
for raping a 14-year old girl last year.
The sentence could be suspended after Lavender serves a year and a half in
The former child care worker also got 12 months for contributing to the
delinquency of a minor.
Botetourt County prosecutor Joel Branscom says if Lavender violates any
terms of his probation, he could face an additional 6 and a-half years in
Tinseltown's biggest stars have raised big bucks for the democrats.
Stars, including Joan Collins, Sharon Stone and Kevin Spacey paid 12
thousand 500 dollars per seat to attend a splashy fund-raiser in Beverly Hills.
Those paying top dollar were
entertained by Chicago, the Eagles, Barbra Streisand and the Neville Brothers.
Tom Hanks emceed the event and the President let him know he appreciated his
apparently lengthy effort.
((Tom (Hanks) you've suffered...you can do Primary Colors now...I would like to
see someone make money on it with their actual name.
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"Primary Colors" is the book authored anonymously who some say is the story
of the Clinton White House. The Campaign Study Group says Democrats have
raised four-point-seven million dollars in Hollywood for this year's election.
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The Virginia Supreme Court has upheld a ban on public fishing along a
stretch of the Jackson River.
In a ruling issued today, the court said several landowners along 17 miles
of the river have exclusive fishing rights.
The court agreed with the landowners that the grants from the king of
England before the Revolution give them the right to control access to the
A guide from Charlottesville had challenged the ban, after he was arrested
while fishing on the river four years ago.
Settlers from England landed at Jamestown almost 400 years ago-- and now
archaeologists says they've found physical evidence of their efforts.
Ellen Qualls reports on the finding of the 1607 Fort at Jamestown.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: WE HAVE DISCOVERED AMERICA'S BIRTHPLACE -- THE ORIGINAL
JAMESTOWN FORT. applause))
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: THE CONVENTIONAL WISDOM WAS THAT THIS FORT WAS LOST TO
THE MIGHTY JAMES RIVER. THESE INQUIRING MEN AND WOMEN HAD A MUCH BETTER IDEA.
THEY LITERALLY DUG IN.))
The Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities acquired and
preserved the site from further erosion -- with NO inkling until two years ago
of what actually still lay beneath the earth.
That's when archaeologist William Kelso stepped into --
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((WILLIAM KELSO/ARCHAEOLOGIST: A TIME I LIKE TO CALL THE WOODEN AGES, WHERE
MOST EVERYTHING WAS MADE OF TIMBER AND EARTH. SO WHAT IS LEFT FOR
ARCHAEOLOGISTS ARE NOT BRICK FOUNDATIONS, BUT RATHER STAINS IN THE SOIL WHERE
WOODEN WALLS DECAYED AWAY.))
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((IN 1607, 104 HARDY SETTLERS SAILED UP THE JAMES RIVER TO DISCOVER THIS SITE.
ALMOST 400 YEARS LATER, MORE THAN 100 ARCHAEOLOGISTS AND 700- THOUSAND DOLLARS
Captain John Smith and the Virginia Company survived-- the first permanent
English settlement in the New World.
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((WILLIAM KELSO/ARCHAEOLOGIST: IT WAS A TOUGH PLACE TO LIVE IN THIS EARLY
PERIOD. UH, LIVING MOSTLY ON TURTLE IT SEEMS.))
Look upon the first face -- unearthed this week.
Taken down by a musketball in the leg.
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((WE'RE NOT SURE WHETHER THAT MIGHT BE SHOT OR WHETHER THAT JUST MIGHT BE
PROBING THAT HAPPENED SOME TIME IN THE 20TH CENTURY.))
Among the new news:
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((WILLIAM KELSO/ARCHAEOLOGIST: WE NOW KNOW THAT THEY WERE MAKING COPPER
JEWELRY IN THE LOCAL ALGONQUIN INDIAN STYLE, SHOWING THAT THIS TIME OF FIRST
CONTACT WAS MORE A TIME OF INTERDEPENDENCE AND ACCOMMODATION RATHER THAN OF
Expect more revelations leading up to the year 2007 -- the four century mark
for an American icon.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Jamestown.))
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Still to come on the newscast,
It may be getting cooler, but the grass is still growing.
Growin' it continues-- with a look at athletic fields.
This student in Vermont is posing an interesting challenge to his school's
That story and more when we continue.
A cross-dressing high school student in Vermont is challenging a principal's
decision prohibiting him from wearing women's clothing to class.
Fifteen year old Matt Stickney, who also calls himself Mary, says that if
females can wear any clothing they want to school he should be able to do so as
Last week the sophmore wore a dress to school for three days, but Burlington
High School principal Ridgley Schott told him on Monday he couldn't wear
women's clothing anymore. Stickney says he'll take his case to court if
You may be nearly finished with your lawn for the season, but Patrick Evans
knows one stretch of grass that's about to see a LOT of action.
Today, Patrick tackles a football field on Growin' It.
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A longtime department store chain in Southside Virginia will soon have a new
VO-NAT from 96-10-Leggett
For several months rumors had been swirling about the sale of the Leggett
Stores to an out of state suitor.
The chain, with 36 stores and six outlet centers, is being sold to Belk
Stores of Charlotte, North Carolina.
Belk already owns 16 percent of Leggett's shares.
The Leggett and Belk families are related. The families split in the
1920s and the Leggetts opened their first store in Lynchburg.
Stocks are posting significant gains as fresh economic data diminish
concerns about inflation and higher interest rates.
On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP 53 points.
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Stay with us, there's more News 7 to come.
We'll find out where our hard-working Friday Football Extra team is headed
A former Powell Valley football standout has a HUGE rushing average so far
A profile of Thomas Jones when we come back.
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While Tiki Barber continues his Heisman hunt, former Powell Valley power
and now UVa back up Thomas Jones is searching for more playing time. Steve
Mason takes a quick look at Jones as he heads into his second college football
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SUPER=01-Tiki Barber/147 Yards Rushing Last Saturday; :32
SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Head Football Coach; :55
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((He carried the ball 5 times and amassed 76 yards..a wopping 15.2 yards per
carry average, thanks in large part to his first college play, a 57 yard run.
The 3rd string Jones is battling 2nd stringer Anthony Southern for the two
spot. Southern gained 44 yards on 12 carriers vs, central Michigan, a 3.7 yards
per carry average.
Heisman trophy hopeful Tiki Barber, is just happy to have strong back ups.
Welsh did say that how well Jones and Southern play in practice will
determine who plays more in games. Welsh also said JOnes would play against
Maryland, Steve mason, News 7 Sports.))
Last week it was Fran, this week it will just be plain Frantic.
Friday Football Extra is ready for week three as we attack Friday the 13th
with highlights of 16 games. Here's where you'll find our crews tonight.
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