Former L-A detective Mark Fuhrman pleads no contest to perjury.
The charge results from his testimony at the O.J. Simpson trial-
Today's plea agreement keeps Fuhrman out of prison.
Robbie Knievel wont' attempt his daredevil motorcycle jump this weekend in
He was arrested for being drunk in public in Roanoke- but he denies it.
We'll hear from him.
It's all in the family in Blacksburg- sports that is.
We'll meet the daughter of Tech coach Frank Beamer.
Join us for News 7 at Eleven.
Former L-A Police detective Mark Furhman today pleaded no contest to lying on
the witness stand.
As Elizabeth Kaledin reports, the plea agreement keeps Fuhrman out of prison.
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SUPER=04-Last Year; :51
SUPER=01-Laurie Levinson/CBS Legal Consultant; 1:09
SUPER=01-Elizabeth Kaledin/CBS News; 1:26
OUT Q=CBS News, Los Angeles."
((Faced with a felony charge of perjury and the possibility of a
gruelling trial former Los Angeles Police Detective Mark Fuhrman opted for a
plea bargain instead:
By pleading no contest to the charge that he lied on the stand
during the trial of O.J. Simpson, Fuhrman gets three years probation, a
felony conviction on his record, and he must pay a 200 dollar
The trade off is he will spend no time in jail. Judge John Ouderkirk
accepted the agreement.
Fuhrman's testimony that he had not said the word nigger in ten
years was contradicted by 4 defense witnesses during the Simpson trial.
Among them screenwriter Laura Hart Mckinney who testified Fuhrman said the
word 41 times during her interviews with him for a screenplay.
Fuhrman's indictment comes as jury selection in the O.J. Simpson civil
trial plods along legal analysts say it is not good news for the plaintiffs.
LAURIE LEVENSON/CBS NEWS LEGAL CONSULTANT: THIS IS THE WORST POSSIBLE TIMING
FOR THE GOLDMANS. THE JURORS ARE GOING TO KNOW THAT FUHRMAN WAS INDICTED.
ELIZABETH KALEDIN/CBS NEWS: MANY POTENTIAL JURORS IN THE CIVIL TRIAL ALREADY
HAVE TAINTED OPINIONS OF FUHRMAN...SOME SAYING HE CONSPIRED TO FRAME OJ
THE GOLDMANS AND THE BROWNS CONTINUE TO FIGHT TO KEEP HIM OFF THE STAND.
BUT WHILE IN COURT TODAY MARK FUHRMAN WAS SERVED WITH A SUBPOENA ORDERING HIM
TO APPEAR IN THE CIVIL CASE.
ELIZABETH KALEDIN CBS NEWS, LOS ANGELES.))
The Emergency Mideast Peace Summit in Washington is over- with no
Despite that, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says progress was
Netanyahu and Palestinian chief Yasser Arafat agreed to resume peace
negotiations on Sunday.
((BENJAMIN NETANYAHU/ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER: I THINK WE CAN DO IT. I THINK WE
CAN ACHIEVE MEASURABLE PROGRESS TOWARD PEACE WHILE BUTTRESSING SECURITY. THEY
GO HAND IN HAND. I ALWAYS BELIEVED IT. NOW IS THE TIME TO DO IT.))
SUPER=01-Benjamin Netanyahu/Israeli Prime Minister;
OUT Q=THE TIME TO DO IT."
Netanyahu says he and Arafat have established a greater degree of trust and
communication as a result of the summit.
Four people in the last four years have lost their lives near a Route 220
intersection in Henry County.
The most recent was Magna Vista High School coach Jim Young.
Now the community is urging that road improvements be made before anyone
else is killed.
Kimberly McBroom has the story. (/////SOT/////)
IN Q=Jim Young's death
SUPER=03-Henry Co.; :04
SUPER=01-H.G. Vaughn/Henry Co. Supervisor; :13
SUPER=01-Allen Pickurel/Clarence's Steak House; :43
SUPER=07-Jan Allen; 1:05
OUT Q=News 7, Henry County
(( Jim Young's death saddened the Henry County community.
But it also propelled many to ask when will improvements be made to this
dangerous intersection on Route 220.
((H.G. VAUGHN/HENRY CO. SUPERVISOR: WE STARTED THIS MOVE ABOUT TWO YEARS AGO,
AFTER ONE DEATH. BEFORE WE COULD PUT IT THROUGH, THERE'S BEEN ANOTHER DEATH.
AND WE DON'T WANT TO HAVE ANOTHER DEATH BEFORE WE GET IT PUT THROUGH. ))
A citizens' group has been working with V-DOT to curb traffic hazards--
such as tractor trailers having little room to switch from southbound to
V-DOT agrees that a new intersection should be built at Water Plant Road--
easing congestion at nearby businesses.
But the county also wants a traffic light there-- which is not in V-DOT's
((ALLEN PICKUREL/CLARENCE'S STEAK HOUSE: WE SUPPORT THE LIGHT. I THINK IF WE
CAN GET A LIGHT PUT IN, I THINK IT WOULD SLOW THE TRAFFIC DOWN. ))
Two days after Coach Young's death, the county board of supervisors
adopted a resolution requesting V-DOT add a stoplight.
The latest fatality brought back memories for Jan Allen, whose son was
killed by a tractor- trailer on this road last year.
((JAN ALLEN: IT'S NOT, "WILL SOMEONE ELSE GET KILLED?" BUT IT IS "WHEN?"
BECAUSE IT IS SO OBVIOUS THAT SO MANY PEOPLE HAVE GOTTEN KILLED HERE. IT IS A
DEATH TRAP. ))
Kimberly McBroom, News7, Henry County.))
Botetourt County bus drivers want school administrators to "get it in gear."
This morning, drivers rallied at the maintenance garage and threatened to
strike if their demands were not met.
Seniority raises have been repeatedly frozen over the past ten years... and
they say their health benefits are not as good as other school workers.
Botetourt County's school transportation supervisor brought the disgruntled
group inside... and let them vent their frustrations.
IN Q=When the
((BECKY BALLARD/SCHOOL BUS DRIVER: WHEN THE BUS DRIVERS ASK FOR SOMETHING,
THERE'S NO MONEY. WHEN THE TEACHERS ASK FOR SOMETHING, THE SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
GO BEFORE THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AND THEY FIND MONEY. WE ARE AT THE BOTTOM OF
THE LIST FOR EVERYTHING. ))
SUPER=01-Becky Ballard/School Bus Driver;
OUT Q=for everything
Instead of walking off the job, the group decided to go the procedural
route-- and will ask for additional funding in next year's school budget.
But if they don't get it... a strike could be next.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
When News 7 at 11 returns, rescuers look for survivors after a passenger
plane crashes near Peru,
and Robbie Knievel's daredevil stunt in Salem has been canceled following his
arrest early this morning.
Robin in WX CENTER
MUSIC UP FULL
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The search is on in the Pacific Ocean- after a Peruvian airliner crashed
SUPER=03-Off Lima, Peru;
Aero-Peru Flight 603 from (Lee-ma) Lima was five minutes into its flight to
Santiago Chile- when the pilots radioed they were having mechanical failure.
Crews found the plane broken in two about 30 miles off shore.
There were 70 people aboard- including 4 Americans.
So far there is no sign of survivors.
Robbie Knievel was planning a motorcycle jump this weekend in Salem.
But an early morning arrest for public intoxication has apparently grounded
his world record attempt.
The son of motorcycle legend Evel Knievel was scheduled to jump over 25
cars at the Salem Civic Center.
But the event was cancelled today, after his arrest in a northwest Roanoke
IN Q=For the sponsors
((ROBBIE KNIEVEL: FOR THE SPONSORS AND EVERYBODY TO JUDGE ME ON WHAT HAPPENED
WHEN I WASN'T EVEN PROVEN DRUNK, I COULD SEE IF I GOT PULLED OVER FOR DRINKING
AND DRIVING DUI, OR BUSTED FOR HAVING SOME DRUGS, I MEAN I DON'T UNDERSTAND IT.
IF THEY WANT TO JUDGE ME AND SAY HE'S LYING, IT'S LIKE WHO CARES, I'M HERE TO
PERFORM. I'VE NEVER MISSED A SHOW IN MY ENTIRE 23 YEARS OF MY CAREER.))
OUT Q=of my career.
Knievel says he was looking for an all-night drug store, when a man led him
to a northwest Roanoke neighborhood and disappeared.
Police were called after he began knocking on doors.
Knievel denies that he was legally intoxicated, and he says police refused
to give him sobriety tests.
When it comes to raising funds, Virginia's colleges and universities usually
rank near the top of the nation.
But that's not the case for the Commonwealth's five historically black
Ellen Qualls reports on their challenges.
IN Q=Patrick Martin
SUPER=01-Patrick Martin/Virginia Union University; :05
SUPER=01-Eddie Moore/VSU President; :56
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
Patrick Martin is from Halifax County -- and he's a college president's
sot tape two 02:20:34
((PATRICK MARTIN/VIRGINIA UNION UNIVERSITY: BECAUSE OF VIRGINIA UNION, I'VE
GROWN. AND YOU GIVE BACK TO YOUR PARENTS. THEY HELP YOU GROW. AND I THINK I
NEED TO GIVE BACK TO VIRGINIA UNION UNIVERSITY.))
Martin's in better shape to do so than some.
He's on full scholarship, and has NO student loans.
Public support is taking care of Virginia's historically black schools, but
in the '90's, alumni- giving and endowment- building have become almost
full-time jobs for all Virginia college presidents.
For the black schools, it's daunting.
sot STANDUP tape three 02:47:49
((VIRGINIA UNION'S ALUMNI DONOR RATE IS HIGH FOR AN HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGE,
AT 12 TO 14- PERCENT. BUT AS A COMPARISON, VMI'S WAS 33- PERCENT LAST YEAR.
IT'S ENDOWMENT WAS THE HIGHEST PER CAPITA OF ANY PUBLICLY SUPPORTED INSTITUTION
IN THE NATION.))
VMI alumni contribute or help raise 20- percent of the school's annual
Not the case at Virginia State University.
sot 06:34:46 tape one
((EDDIE MOORE/VSU PRESIDENT: HERE AT VIRGINIA STATE, WE ARE LESS THAN ONE
PERCENT OF OUR BUDGET COMES FROM DONATED OR EARNINGS ON ENDOWMENTS.))
What's the difference?
sot TAPE ONE 06:36:25
((EDDIE MOORE/VSU PRESIDENT: I THINK PART OF THE HISTORICAL PRECEDENT GOES
BACK TO THE EARNING POWER GOES BACK TO THE PEOPLE WHO ARE NOW IN THE 60 TO 80
YEAR RANGE, IN TERMS OF THEIR ACTUAL AGE. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE SOUTH,
THROUGHOUT AMERICA, WERE VERY RESTRICTIVE TO AFRICAN-AMERICANS.))
UVA's private endowment is the fifth highest of any public university in the
It's around one BILLION dollars.
sot TAPE ONE 06:39:03
((EDDIE MOORE/VSU PRESIDENT: THE EARNINGS OFF ONE BILLION DOLLARS ARE IN THE
50 TO 100 MILLION DOLLAR RANGE EACH YEAR. OUR ENTIRE BUDGET IS 55 MILLION
sot TAPE THREE 02:24:55
((TERENCE THOMAS/VIRGINIA UNION UNIVERSITY: YOU HAVE TO GIVE BACK... OTHERS
OF IT'S TYPE.))
But for the black schools, Terence Thomas of Hampton is typical.
Only the second generation of his family to attend college, no million
dollar wing will be built in the Thomas name.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
Soft Music Under
Up next on the newscast, Robin Reed will let us know when we'll see the sun
and three companies in our area are recognized as some of the best in the
nation for working mothers. We'll let you know who they are when we return.
MUSIC UP FULL
For several years now Tultex of Martinsville has sold licensed apparel of
the N-F-L, N-B-A, N-H-L, and Major League Baseball.
Now it's going full throttle into the motorsports industry.
Tultex now owns a majority interest in Track Gear, which makes apparel
associated with racing.
It was formerly called Wide Open.
The company was formed in January between Tultex, racing legend Richard
Petty and two screen print experts.
With more and more dual income families these days, a growing number of
companies are trying to create environments favorable to working moms.
Robin Spicer is a perfect example of someone trying to juggle the demands of
motherhood and career.
She works at First Union's operations center in Roanoke County.
She and others have high praise for the on-site daycare the bank provides.
The use of that facility and other family friendly programs has landed the
bank on Working Mother magazine's new list of the 100 best companies for
SOT tape two 03:07:24
IN Q=There's education
((ROBIN SPICER/WORKING MOM: THERE'S EDUCATION TIME AWAY FROM WORK THAT'S PART
OF OUR POLICY EVERY MONTH, THAT IF YOU NEED TO MEET WITH YOUR TEACHER IF YOU
NEED TO VOLUNTEER AT YOUR SCHOOL, THEN YOU HAVE A CERTAIN NUMBER OF HOURS EVERY
MONTH THAT YOU CAN DEVOTE TO THAT. AND THAT WOULD BE PAID TIME.))
SUPER=01-Robin Spicer/Working Mom;
OUT Q=paid time.
Child care experts say though, that a number of the companies in this
country remain unsympathetic to working mothers.
Before taking on the difficult and expensive task of providing on-site
childcare, they suggest becoming more flexible about ways to give parents more
time with their children.
Allstate and Corning also made the top 100 list.
Nearly one thousand people were evacuated from a Buchanan County community
Heavy rain flooded roads and threatened a section of the Little (PRAY-ter)
Prater area near Grundy.
Authorities were afraid an earthen dam would break and send water rushing
through the area.
Some of the evacuees are spending the night at Vansant Elementary School.
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SUPER=331-Mostly Cloudy/Light Wind/58-60/Clearing & Chilly/Wind NW-20/64-68;
SUPER=332-Clouds & Fog/Windy By Dawn/52-56/Partly Cloudy/And Windy/58-62;
SUPER=333-Partial Clearing/Winds NW-15/48-50/Partly Sunny/Windy & Cool/54-56;
SUPER=334-Mostly Cloudy/Wind SW-15/47-49/Mostly Cloudy/Wind NW-25/55-59;
The Charlotte Motor Speedway turned on the lights last night for Winston Cup
qualifying as the circuits stars took a shot at short circuiting Jeff Gordon
and his hot streak.
SUPER=03-Concord, NC; :00
A decent night in Concord after some rain earlier yesrterday.
Jeff Gordon went out early in time trials and as usual set the tie to beat
with a lap at 182 point 574 miles an hour.
But Bobby Labonte looked at the Dupont Chevy and said no big deal.
Labonte went out at beat Gordon by a mile an half to capture his first pole
position of the year.
IN Q="When you...
((BOBBY LABONTE/GM QUALITY 500 POLE WINNER:))
SUPER=01-Bobby Labonte/GM Quality 500 Pole Winner; :00
OUT Q=,,,A GOOD DAY."
wipe to lineup
SUPER=0107-1. Bobby Labonte/184.068/2. Jeff Gordon/182.574/3. Jeremy
Mayfield//4. Bobby Hamilton//5. Todd Bodine;
SUPER=0107-6. Jeff Green//7. Jeff Burton//8. Ricky Craven//9. Ernie Irvan//10.
SUPER=0107-11. Michael Waltrip//12. Mark Martin//13. Robby Gordon//14. Ward
Burton//15. Morgan Shepherd;
SUPER=0107-16. Terry Labonte//17. Johnny Benson//18. Rick Mast//19. Ted
Musgrave//20. Lake Speed;
SUPER=0107-21. Bill Elliott//22. Brett Bodine//23. Rusty Wallace//24. Hut
Stricklin//25. Bobby Hillin Jr.;
If things continue going as they have in the American League, the Braves will
not have to worry about a World Series rematch with the Indians, who are now
down 2 games to none to the Orioles.
Yesterday in Baltimore the Orioles waited through a short rain delay before
Brady Anderson stepped up in the fifth and broke up the clouds with this solo
homer to right.
He hit 50 in the regular season, and two so far in the playoffs.
Anderson would also provided a little insurance in the eighth with no not
another homer but a sacrifice
SUPER=35-Cleveland/4/Baltimore/7/Orioles Lead 2-0;
fly to plate Manny Alexander.
The Orioles win it 7-to-4. They now head to Cleveland for the next three
games needing only to win one to advance.
Baltimore's Roberto Alomar has withdrawn his appeal of a five game suspension
for spitting in an umpires face.
Unfortunately, that doesn't make the umps happy. By doing this he admits his
guilt - but he won't have to take his punishment until next season.
The umps may consider another boycott.
In other words see you in court.
Let's race around the bases in the National league where John Smoltz pitched
a four hitter today as the Braves beat the Dodgers 2-to-1 in ten innings to
open their best of five divisional playoff.
SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA/ESPN; :00
Smoltz and Dodger starter Ramon Martinez were both untouchable until the top
of the fourth when Fred McGriff lifted this sacrifice fly to deep left field.
Marquis Grissom tags at third and easily beats the throw to get the get the
first run of the game home.
The Dodgers would tie it at 1-all and send it to extra innings - and in the
top of the 10th Jave Lopez lifted this SUPER=35-Atlanta/2/Los Angeles/1/Braves
Antonio Osuna offering into the right center field seats to give the Braves the
2-to-1 win in game one.
The New York Yankee and Rangers are locked up in game tow of their best of
Juan Gonzalez hit another homer for Texas, but New York has baettled back to
tie the game at 4-all now in the top fo the 10th.
Tomorrow the cards and Padres, who had today play game two in St. Louis.
In college soccer last night, VMI and Virginia Tech hooked up in the star
city, getting their kicks down at the River's Edge Sports Complex.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Keydets vs. Hokies;
Stephen Ross and the Keydets had thoughts of avenging last year's 4-1 loss
But Mark Ludwig launches this rocket less than a minute into the game to
give the Hokies a quick 1-nothing lead.
Then watch Cory Turner get loose on the breakaway minutes before the half.
He slips it past the keeper to put Tech up 2-zip, and the Hokies win it by that
Also last night, Virginia downed Liberty 2 to 1.
With Rodney Peete out for the season, and Opie Taylor look-a-like Ty Detmer
now leading the Eagles offense,
SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA; :00
the team decided to bring in veteran Mark Rypien for a tryout yesterday.
The former Redskin and league MVP in 1991 is anxious to get cheered and not
BOOED in Philly.
IN Q="I've ...
((MARK RYPIEN/WORKS OUT WITH EAGLES:))
SUPER=01-Mark Rypien/Works Out With Eagles; :00
OUT Q=...FOR ONCE."
GRAPHIC=BIG EAST FOOTBALL
The Virginia Tech Hokies will be making another appearance on Your Hometown
Station next month.
CBS announced yesterday that it plans to carry the Tech-Miami game from the
Orange Bowl on November 16th.
Tech and UVa are also scheduled to battle on WDBJ on November 29th.
Still to come tonight, Steve Mason is standing at center court
ready to deliver tonight's installment of Hometown Hoops Weekly.
Tonight a "Family Affair" to make Mr. French proud.
Wednesday night at 11, and that means it's time for Hometown Hoops Weekly.
This evening Steve Mason rekindles memories of Archie Bunker, Edith and the
Meathead, with his own version of "All In the Family."
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-New Orleans/1995 Sugar Bowl; :16
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Football Coach; :31
SUPER=01-Casey Beamer/Blacksburg Shooting Guard; :45
SUPER=03-Floyd Co.; 1:37
SUPER=01-Alan Cantrell/Floyd Co. Head Coach; 1:53
OUT Q=...news 7 sports"
((He controls the defending Sugar Bowl champions, a team that is
consistently ranked among the nations top 20 college football programs.
But on Thursday nights, Frank Beamer is a fan.
Through 10 games, the shooting guard is averaging 9 points a game, and she's
only a sophomore!
Beamer makes sure Casey knows just how proud he is.
It's a sports family all the way around. Beamer's son Shane is a split end,
deep snapper on the Hokie football team.
Former guard Lee Ann Pursifull helped lead the lady Buffaloes to
consecutive group A state championships. Lee Ann is now a sophomore guard for
But her younger sister, Karen is a junior guard who has picked up where her
sister left off.))
This afternoon, businessman Rick Hawkins announced that five time world
champion Thomas Hearns is coming to Roanoke to fight at the Civic Center on
His opponent hasn't been announced yet, but tickets for the bout will range
from $15 bucks to $150 dollars.
It's rare to find a person who says they've got the perfect job.
But a Danville woman says she's proof it can happen.
Teresa Hamilton has the story.
IN Q=To see
SUPER=01-Marielayna Rossillo/Teacher; :27
OUT Q=Hamilton, News 7.
(( To see Marielayna Rossillo at work, you'd probably never know she has a
It certainly isn't evident as she teaches "American Sign Language" and
"Finger Spelling" at Danville Community College.
((ALRIGHT, TRY THIS ONE. ))
OUT Q=this one.
Rossillo was born hard of hearing, a problem which worsened, over the years.
But she never let her physical condition stand in her way.
She copes by reading lips and facial expressions.
IN Q=There are
((MARIELAYNA ROSSILLO/DANVILLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE TEACHER: THERE ARE BARRIERS
OUT THERE, YOU KNOW AND THAT'S GIVEN ME A LOT OF ENERGY AND DESIRE, TO KIND OF
GO THROUGH THEM, I WENT TO LAW SCHOOL BECAUSE, I FELT THAT I NEEDED TO DO THAT
FOR MYSELF, SO THAT I COULD BE AN ADVOCATE FOR MYSELF AND OTHERS. ))
OUT Q=and others.
Rossillo is putting that dream to work at DCC.
Aside from teaching, she's responsible for promoting better understanding
between the "hearing impaired" and hearing community.
She's especially interested in helping small businesses comply with the
Americans with Disabilities Act.
IN Q=For example
((ROSSILLO:FOR EXAMPLE, BEING AWARE THERE IS A RELAY SYSTEM FOR PHONE USE IT'S
SOMETHING THAT'S COST FREE AND COULD MAKE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE TO A PERSON
WITH A HEARING IMPAIRMENT IN A COMMUNITY. ))
OUT Q= in a community.
Rossillo is bridging the gap.
She's advised businesses on the hiring of "hearing impaired" workers.
Hamilton, News 7.))
She also helps school children and speaks at local functions. Teresa