Coming up on News 7-
Will Danville's teen curfew continue or does the curfew get the boot.
Results of tonight's vote.
More Gulf War veterans may have been exposed to chemicals than originally
And an eigth grader is suspended for having Midol in class.
Plus, Robin tells us when the rain will end.
News 7 is next.
Teens now have to be by eleven on weekdays and midnight on weekends in
But will the curfew continue. Find out what City Council decides tonight.
More than 15 thousand Gulf War Veterans may have been exposed to chemical
The Pentagon says it was from the destruction of chemical rockets.
An eighth grade student is suspended from school after having the pain
reliever, Midol, in her possession.
School officials say when students feel ill they should go to the nurse.
Join us for News 7 at Eleven.
Underage teens in Danville must continue keeping a close eye on their
Tonight, city council voted to renew the city's curfew.
Teresa Hamilton reports.
IN Q=When city
SUPER=01-Neal Morris/Danville Police Chief; :09
SUPER=01-Cary Wright/English Teacher; :34
SUPER=01-Shirley Mayhew/Danville City Council; :55
OUT Q=Hamilton, News 7.
(( When city council voted almost a year ago to enact a curfew-- members
agreed to revisit the issue a year later, to gage its effectiveness.
IN Q=We've seen
((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF: WE'VE SEEN, AT ELEVEN DURING THE WEEK AND
MIDNIGHT ON FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY NIGHT, JUST A DRAMATIC CHANGE, CAPTAIN
RIGNEY IS SITTING RIGHT THERE AND THE POLICE OFFICERS WHO WORK THE STREET, THEY
SAY IT'S JUST LIKE TURNING A LIGHT SWITCH OFF, IT IMPROVES SO DRAMATICALLY. ))
OUT Q=so dramatically.
Over the past year, Morris says 148- citations were issued.
But before making a decision, council gave those in the audience a chance to
((CARY WRIGHT/ENGLISH TEACHER:DON'T VOTE FOR SHORT TERM FIX, VOTE FOR THE
FUTURE, VOTE FOR FOLKS WHO YOU WANT MANAGING OUR INDUSTRY, VOTE FOR FOLKS WHO
YOU WANT TO LIVE AND COME BACK TO DANVILLE AND SIT WHERE YOU'RE SITTING IN
TWENTY YEARS. ))
OUT Q=twenty years.
In the end, Pete Castiglione, Mayor Linwood Wright and Shirley Mayhew
voted AGAINST the measure.
IN Q=I don't
((SHIRLEY MAYHEW:I DON'T THINK GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO CONTROL ANY MORE THAN IS
ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY IN THIS COUNTRY, I THINK CHILDREN ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY
OF PARENTS. ))
OUT Q=of parents.
The measure approved extends the curfew indefinitely, but Mayor Wright says,
while it may sound like the curfew is written in stone, it can be brought back
up anytime, at the urging of a majority of city council.
Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))
A Kentucky man may face a charge of vehicular homicide, after last night's
fatal crash in Botetourt County.
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Last Night;
The accident took the life of 29-year old Timothy Wayne Mays of Covington.
The cars collided on a two-lane stretch of US 220 near Gala (GAY-luh).
18-year old Timothy Stocks is still in the hospital tonight, and has not
been charged, but authorities in Botetourt County say they are considering
IN Q=Since there was a death involved
((JOEL BRANSCOM/BOTETOURT CO. PROSECUTOR: SINCE THERE WAS A DEATH INVOLVED, YOU
NORMALLY LOOK AT MANSLAUGHTER. MY PROBLEM WITH THAT IS THAT MANSLAUGHTER
CARRIES A MAXIMUM 10 YEAR SENTENCE. THE LARCENY OF THE VEHICLE IS MORE SERIOUS
AT LEAST SENTENCE WISE. THERE SEEMS TO BE AN ELEMENT OF MALICE HERE, SO I AM
LOOKING VERY CLOSELY AT SOME WAY TO CHARGE HOMICIDE IN THIS CASE.))
SUPER=01-Joel Branscom/Botetourt Co. Prosecutor;
OUT Q=in this case.
The accident followed a high speed pursuit that began on Interstate 64 in
Alleghany County, and continued south on 220.
The car Stocks was driving was reported stolen in Kentucky.
The state trooper called off the chase moments before the crash, and today
state police officials said HE did follow department policies.
The tragic accident robbed a Covington mother of her only son.
Sarah Mays describes her son Timothy as a very special person. Covington
residents often saw him with a camera in his hand. His mother says he loved
photography since he was boy. He would have celebrated his 30th birthday this
IN Q=I don't guess it could
((SARAH MAYS/ VICTIM'S MOTHER; I DON'T GUESS IT COULD BE HELPED. LIKE THEY SAY,
SOMETIMES YOU'RE IN THE WRONG PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME......
I KNOW WE'RE GOING TO MISS HIM.))
SUPER=01-Sarah Mays/Victim's Mother;
OUT Q=we're going to miss him
Funeral services for Timothy Mays will be held Thursday morning in Covington.
It now appears thousands more U-S troops may have been exposed to Chemical
Weapons in the Persian Gulf than originally thought.
The Pentagon is now boosting the number of troops to more than 15 thousand.
((KENNETH BACON/PENTAGON SPOKESMAN: I JUST DON'T THINK WE KNOW AT THIS STAGE
BUT WE HAVE TO THINK IN TERMS OF A BIG NUMBERS, BIGGER THAN 15 THOUSAND
SUPER=01-Ken Bacon/Pentagon Spokesman;
OUT Q=15 THOUSAND CERTAINLY."
The exposure would have been from the destruction of chemical rockets.
Only Benjamin Netanyahu and Yasser Arafat know exactly what went on during
White House talks this afternoon.
The Israeli and Palestinian leaders met privately-
It's the start of a summit with President Clinton and Jordan's King Hussein.
((WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO IS GO TO WORK, SEE HOW FAR WE CAN GO, SEE WE CAN
PRODUCE AND THEN WE'LL MAKE A COMMENT TOMORROW AND ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT IT.
BUT I DON'T WANT TO COMMENT ABOUT IT NOW. NOTHING I CAN SAY COULD DO ANYTHING
TO HELP MOVE FORWARD WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO.))
OUT Q=WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO."
A White House official says the meetings went cordially but Arafat and
Netanyahu still have very deep differences.
The Presidential debates will go on- WITHOUT Ross Perot.
A federal judge rejected Perot's bid to be included in Sunday's debate.
The judge said the court lacked jurisdiction over such events.
He said the complaints belong with the Federal Election Commission.
((PAT CHOATE/PEROT RUNNING MATE: WE'RE DISAPOINTED BECASUE WE FEEL WE SHOULD BE
IN THE DEBATE. WE THINK THE AMERICAN PEOPLE SINCE THEY'VE PAID HAVE EARNED THE
RIGHT WE THINK WE HAVE A SOLID CASE.))
SUPER=01-Pat Choate/Perot's Running Mate; 00
OUT Q=HAVE A SOLID CASE."
The Federal Election commission voted to keep Perot out saying he did not
have a viable chance of winning the election.
Perot says he will appeal.
In what may have been their only joint appearance before the November
election, Fifth District candidates Virgil Goode and George Landrith squared
off in Farmville tonight.
Steve Smallshaw tells us voters may notice more similarities than
differences between the two candidates. (/////SOT/////)
IN Q=In political
OUT Q=News7, Farmville. Quick out
In political terms, it's not much of a debate when the two candidates agree
on just about every issue.
From regulating tobacco to balancing the budget, both George Landrith and
Virgil Goode touched on many of the same themes.
But in front of this mostly college- age crowd, they disagreed on education:
Landrith supports vouchers for public schools, Goode doesn't.
IN Q=I support the
((GEORGE LANDRITH: I SUPPORT THE IDEA OF VOUCHERS RATHER THAN TAX CREDITS, YOU
DON'T NEED A BUREACRACY TO DO IT.))
OUT Q=bureaucracy to do it.
IN Q=I'm a firm
((VIRGIL GOODE/D- 5TH DISTRICT CANDIDATE: I'M A FIRM SUPPORTER OF PUBLIC
EDUCATION, VOUCHERS WOULD ONLY END UP HARMING OUT PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEMS. ))
OUT Q=school systems.
By far the more partisan candidate, Landrith tried hard to pin the liberal
Democrat label on Goode, as he blasted President Clinton for high taxes and low
IN Q=If the Democrats
((LANDRITH: IF THE DEMOCRATS TAKE CONTROL OF CONGRESS, YOU'LL HAVE THE MOST
LEFT WING ADMINISTRATION EVER. ))
OUT Q=left wing
But Goode continued to toe the middle line... the maverick politican who
bucked his own party in last year's General Assembly, insisted he'd be his own
man in Washington.
IN Q=If it's Bob
((GOODE: IF IT'S BOB DOLE, YOU'RE NOT THERE TO REPRESENT BOB DOLE, IF IT'S BILL
CLINTON, YOU'RE NOT THERE TO REPRESENT BILL CLINTON, YOU'RE THERE TO DANCE WITH
THE PEOPLE WHO BROUGHT YOU THERE.))
OUT Q=I'd represent
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Farmville.))
HARD MUSIC UNDER
When News 7 at 11 returns, residents in Martinsville and Henry county debate
and we'll tell you why the former heavyweight champion of the world was
arrested today in Martinsville.
Robin in WX CENTER
MUSIC UP FULL
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SUPER=83-Down 1.15 feet/Down 1.04 feet;Lake levels
More charges for the suspected Unabomber.
SUPER=03-Helena, MT/File Tape;
Theodore Kaczynski was indicted in New Jersey for the bombing death of an
advertising executive in 1994.
It's the latest in a string of charges that span six states and involve
Kaczynski could face the death penalty for charges in both California and
Former W-B-C heavyweight champion Oliver McCall said he was through with
But today, the local boxer was arrested in Martinsville.
SUPER=03-Wembley, England/Sept. 26, 1994;
McCall was charged with driving under the influence and disorderly conduct.
Authorities got complaints about a suspect breaking windows at a local
church boxing ring, as well as at the Paradise Inn.
Police found McCall driving a van that matched the witness's description.
McCall's possible connection to the property damage is still under
McCall won the W-B-C heavyweight championship two years ago, when he
defeated Lennox Lewis.
Lynchburg police have made an arrest in a string of robberies.
30-year old Willie James Raven Junior has been charged with three counts of
robbery in Lynchburg and Campbell County.
Authorities say Raven robbed two bakery thrift stores and the Star Value
supermarket in the last week.
He is a suspect in several other robberies in the area.
Raven is being held on a 45- thousand dollars bond.
Martinsville and Henry County officials got an earful tonight from their
The officials are trying to decide if they should study a proposed merger
between the city and county.
Double Boxes=Jean/Kimberly Microwave
Kimberly Mcbroom joins us from Martinsville were residents got to voice their
opinions tonight. Kim were there many merger opponents at the meeting tonight?
(Rollcue: two cents worth about consolidation,)
SUPER=01-S.E. Moran/Merger Study Opponent;
SUPER=01-Butch Hamlett/Merger Study Supporter;
SUPER=01-Toy Cobbe/Merger Study Supporter;
OUT Q=resonable thing to do
Double Boxes=Jean/Kimberly Microwave
(Q&A:What would be the next step if the officials agree to the study?)
GRAPHIC=Welfare In Virginia
Virginia officials have said all along that a federal waiver means state
welfare reform supercedes the federal law.
That federal welfare reform takes effect today.
But Virginia officials have suddenly conceded people on food stamps WILL feel
the federal law's impact.
IN Q=We don't
((CLARENCE CARTER/VA. SOCIAL SERVICES COMMISSIONER: WE DON'T CURRENTLY HAVE IN
PLACE A MECHANISM TO TRACK ALL OF THE INDIVIDUALS WHO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS.
SO WE HAVE AN AWFUL LOT OF WORK TO DO TO PUT THAT FOOD STAMPS COMPONENT IN
SUPER=01-Clarence Carter/Va. Social Services Commissioner;
OUT Q=in place.
Virginia's plan has phased in a work requirement for those who get Aid for
Families with Dependent Children.
Now, the federal government's pushing Virginians who receive food stamps--
and who are between 18 and 50 --onto the payroll.
If they don't have a job by March, they lose their food stamps.
Warning letters from the state will go out next month.
Soft Music Under
Up next on the newscast, Governonr Allen's trip to Poland brings business to
and a student in Ohio receives a 10 day suspension for having Midol in her
MUSIC UP FULL
An eighth grade honor student was thrown out of school for possessing Midol
Erica Taylor is serving a ten day suspension and she could be expelled.
The move came after Taylor accepted the non-prescription menstrual pain
reliever from a friend.
School officials say "policy is policy and students who are ill are supposed
to go to the school nurse.
((STEVE CLIFTON/SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: WE WANT TO GET OUT OF THE BUSINESS OF
MAKING DECISIONS ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT YOUR SON OR DAUGHTER WILL REACT
INAPPROPIRATELY TO MIDOL OR ANOTHER MEDICATION. WE WANT TO GET OUT OF THAT
BUSINESS. WE'VE GOT A CLEAR RULES FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICAION. THOSE
NEED TO BE FOLLOWED EACH AND EVERY TIME.))
SUPER=01-Steve Clifton/School Superintendent; 00
OUT Q=EACH AND EVERY TIME."
Taylor had perfect attendance this past year.
She says she got the pills when she started feeling ill but she never took
Governor Allen's trade mission to Poland has proven profitable for two New
River Valley businesses.
The RADVA Corporation's announced a deal to supply its pre-fab housing
manufacturing equipment to a Polish company.
A new company called Rad-panel will be formed to operate the equipment at a
facility in Poland.
And Virginia Tech Library Systems has signed an agreement to provide
software and support services to 24 Polish libraries.
The deal represents an EXPANSION of the company's Polish market. The
University of Warsaw currently uses V-T-L-S software.
Governor Allen finishes his European trade mission and returns to Virginia
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The weather numbers for September were on the wet side thanks to all the
tropical action from Hurricane Fran. Will October be kinder and drier? Here's
our monthly almanac.
SUPER=330-Mostly Cloudy/Light Rain/56-58/Continued Cloudy/Rain Likely/60-65;
SUPER=331-Rain Showers/Mostly Cloudy/57-59/Cloudy Skies/Showers Late/64-68;
SUPER=332-Cloudy Skies/With Drizzle/53-56/Mostly Cloudy/Rain Possible/65-69;
SUPER=333-Mostly Cloudy/With Drizzle/50-55/Clouds With/Showers Likely/64-68;
SUPER=334-Overcast And/Cool/50-54/Continued Cloudy/Rain Possible/65-70;
Baseball highlights from today's opening division games comeing your way
plus, girl's high school hoops, Frank Beamer, and Roy Stanley with a wrapup of
today's Merrill Lynch Shootout.
SUPER=03-Chapel Hill, NC; :00
But first Michael Jordan was back in Chapel Hill today along with his Mom and
other family members making another donation to his alma mater's Institute for
The $1 million dollar gift, will go toward finding solutions to the problems
facing families today.
pinnacle page 18075
No problems with this coming Saturday's slate of games here on WDBJ. At
Noon, NC State and Maryland get the day started.
pinnacle page 18074
and then at 3:30 the Bis East takes over with West Virginia hosting Boston
The rest of your sports is coming up right after this short break.
take a break
After opening district play with wins over Botetourt, and Salem, William Byrd
needed only to knock off Northside last night to take over control in the Blue
SUPER=03-Vinton/Northside vs. William Byrd; :00
A nice crowd was rocking the Terriers doghouse last night, as those folks
would see Stephanie Parnell get Lara Nester's miss and convert the putback in
But Northside was the real deal, as Amy Heath makes the nice move between two
defenders and goes to the hoop for the bucket.
Crystal Barnett would then get the assist to Samantha Webb for the jumper and
Northside rocks Byrd with the 50-to-38 win.
wipe to eng# !!!!!!
SUPER=03-Daleville/Salem vs. Lord Botetourt; :00
In Daleville, the news of Byrd's loss was almost as welcome as the return of
Sarah Hicks, who played her first game in two weeks after hurting her ankle.
Salem would get it going as Erin Patrick gets the rock to Elizabeth cray for
the long jumper for the Spartans.
But it was mostly a Botetourt night as HIcks goes to sara Moore, and her
running mate two of her 14 on the turnaround.
Moore would then return the favor to Hicks. Sarah scores 31 last night as
Botetourt whips Salem 63-to-48.
Also, last night Floyd moves to 10-and1 with the 64-to-40 win over Glenvar.
And don't forget Steve Mason will have this week's edition of Hometown Hoops
Weekly today on News 7 at 5 and 11pm.
Still to come tonight,
Roy Stanley reports from the Homestead's cascades course where the man with the
stogie smoked the field in the Merrill Lynch Shootout.
It's been a tumultuous few days for major league baseball, but yesterday
peace was restored somewhat.
SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/ESPN; :00
The umpires who had threatened to boycott the playoffs after Roberto Alomar
spat in one of their brethren's face last week, came to work.
As did Alomar who took his spot at second base while being serenaded with a
chorus of boos by his home fans.
But once the Orioles and Indians got game one of their series underway they
were hitting instead of spitting.
Brady Anderson leads off the game with a solo homer to right and it's
The Indians Manny Ramirez would answer that with a solo shot of is own to
left field. It's 1-to-1 in the top of the second.
B.J. Surhoff would answer that one for the Orioles with another solo blast to
right center in the bottom of the second.
But the back and forth nonsense would end in the sixth when the Orioles got
five runs, four coming off Bobby Bonilla's grand slam, that plates
SUPER=35-Cleveland/4/Baltimore/10/Orioles Lead 1-0;
Anderson, Todd Zeile and Rafael Palmiero and the Orioles smoke the Indians
10-to-4 with four homers.
Game two of the best of five series is set for this afternoon at one.
IN Q="They'vs got a...
((MIKE HARGROVE/INDIANS MANAGER:))
SUPER=01-Mike Hargrove/Indians Manager; :00
The umpires were expected to skip today's game even though they wanted to
work all along.
The turning point came when AL president gen Budig agreed to hear Alomar's
suspension appeal this Thursday.
IN Q="It was a...
((TIM WELKE/AMERICAN LEAGUE UMPIRE:))
SUPER=01-Tim Welke/American League Umpire; :00
OUT Q=...THIS SITUATION."
In case you still have't seen it, here is the spit by Alomar that has
rightfully caused all of the fuss this since last Friday.
The New York Yankees closed out the first day of division series last night
as they hosted the Texas Rangers in the house that Ruth Built, and Steinbrenner
SUPER=03-New York, NY/NBC; :00
It should have been another lovely chapter in David Cone's comeback from a
shoulder aneurysm, instead was another bash for the Rangers.
Juan Gonzalez and Dean Palmer hit homers in the fourth to drive in five runs.
SUPER=35-Texas/6/New York/2/Rangers Lead 1-0;
Texas takes game one 6-to-2 in their first playoff appearance for the
The other afternoon opening game yesterday was in the national League in St.
Louis where the Cardinals hosted the Padres.
SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO/ESPN; :00
Gary Gaetti, the former Minnesota Twin showed the young players on the St.
Louis roster what the postseason is all about as he opened the game with a this
3 run homer in the first SUPER=35-San Diego/1/St. Louis/3/Cardinals Lead 1-0 ;
to give the Cards the lead for good.
Todd Stottlemeyer gave up just one run in 6 and two thirds inning to get the
win as St. Louis beats San Diego in game one 3-to-1.
Game two in that series is set for Thursday back in St. Louis.
The Braves and Dodgers open their best of five today in LA.
GRAPHIC=Merrill Lynch shootout
Vietnam Veteran Walter Morgan made his first appearance in the Merrill Lynch
shootout a memorable one today as took home the $130 thousand dollar first
Roy Stanley has more from the Cascades course.
IN Q="first audio
SUPER=03-Hot Springs/Merrill Lynch Shootout; :00
SUPER=01-Bob "Gency" Bowers; :10
SUPER=01-Jim Colbert/17 Career Senior Wins; :38
SUPER=01-J.C. Snead/Eliminated on 14-th Hole; 1:01
SUPER=01-Walter Morgan/Merrill Lynch Shootout Champion; 1:18
OUT Q=.........news 7 sports."