A U.S. District judge Hears V-M-I's Plan To Admit Women.
And an Army drill sergeant in
Missouri is awaiting sentence in a growing sex scandal.
News 7 at Noon is next, don't go away.
The lawyers for the two sides in the V-M-I case are in court today, arguing
over plans to admit women.
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Keith Humphry is following the case in U-S District Court in Roanoke.
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The Army's problem with sexual misconduct keeps growing.
"The San Antonio Express-News" says female trainees at Fort Sam Houston took
part in wild drinking binges with
The revelation is the latest in a growing series.
SUPER=03-Ft. Leonard Wood, MO;
Today an Army Drill sergeant faces sentencing at Fort Leonard Wood,
Missouri, after pleading guilty to having sex with three female recruits.
Two other male officers face similar charges and seven other sergeants there
have been suspended pending further investigation.
((AS DISTURBING AS THESE CASES ARE ITS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT WE HAVE NOT LOST
CONFIDENCE IN OUR PROCEDURES OR IN OUR CHAIN OF COMMAND HOWEVER WE ACKNOWLEDGE
WE MUST DO BETTER. ))
SUPER=01-Col. Carl Strock/Ft. Leonard Wood Chief Of Staff;
OUT Q=WE MUST DO BETTER.
Last week, a sex scandal broke at a training base in Maryland,
where charges against four drill instructors and a captain range
from rape to sexual harassment.
A hostage drama is unfolding at this hour in Columbus, Ohio.
An armed man reportedly is holed up at the Ohio Bureau of Workers
Compensation with as many as five hostages.
Police say the incident is taking place on the 12th floor of the 30 story
A local T-V station reports the suspect is in his 40's and that he is
apparently upset about some benefits he did not receive.
Police went in moments ago with a can of diet soft drink, which they hope to
exchange for one of his weapons.
We're continuing to monitor the situation and will update you on any
In India today, search teams have found the flight data recorders from the
Saudi jumbo jet and cargo plane that collided outside New Delhi.
SUPER=03-Charkhi Dadri, India;
Some 350 people were killed, including two Americans.
Speculation on the cause of the crash ranges from inadequate
radar in the airport control tower to a possible misunderstanding
by one of the pilots because of language problems.
The crash is the third deadliest in world aviation history.
A single engine plane landed unexpectedly in Halifax County on Monday--
Federal authorities impounded the plane, and found one dozen high powered
The pilot was arrested Monday minutes after landing at the Tuck Airport,
near South Boston.
He's suspected of illegally smuggling guns from North Carolina to New York
as part of an organized crime ring.
Members of a Joint Firearms Task Force had been tracking the plane from
They do not know why the pilot decided to land in Virginia-- he was
apparently supposed to fly to New Jersey.
A flight instructor happened to be standing outside when the pilot landed.
((MIKE CANNON/PART-TIME FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR:PROBABLY A MINUTE OR SO AFTER THAT A
TWIN ENGINE PIPER LANDED, SO LIKE, QUITE AGRESSIVE, LIND OF LANDED LIKE
LUNATICS, FLEW IN HERE AND ONE GUY GOT OFF AND ACTED LIKE HE HAD TO GO TO THE
BATHROOM BADLY, BUT IT REALLY WAS JUST AN ACT, SO HE WENT INSIDE AND SEVERAL
MORE THE POLICE CAME OUT AND THEY APPREHENDED OR GOT THE GUY AT THE PAY PHONE,
PINNED HIM DOWN AND HANDCUFFED HIM AND READ HIM HIS RIGHTS AND TOOK HIM INSIDE.
SUPER=01-Mike Cannon/Part-Time Flight Instructor; :00
OUT Q=took him inside.
Sources say guns like the ones found on the plane sell for about one thousand
dollars each on the streets of New York City.
Police are awaiting autopsy results in a bizarre case of apparent
murder-suicide in Lynchburg.
The bodies of 29- year- old Sharon Gilliam and 34- year- old Dennis Oxford
were found yesterday in this burning van outside the Lynchburg newspaper
Police say Gilliam and Oxford had dated a few times and had a friendly
A suicide note left in a cooler outside the burning van provided authorities
with a motive for the crime.
IN Q=Without going
((LT. EUGENE WINGFIELD/LYNCHBURG POLICE: WITHOUT GOING INTO THE EXACT DETAILS
OF WHAT WAS CONTAINED IN THE NOTE, OTHER THAN TO SAY THAT MR. OXFORD, WHO
APPARENTLY LEFT THE NOTE, SEEMS TO BLAME MISS GILLIAM FOR A MEDICAL PROBLEM
THAT HE MAY HAVE THOUGHT HE HAD.))
SUPER=01-Eugene Wingfield/Lynchburg Police; :00
OUT Q=thought he had.
Police recovered a gun from inside the car that had been fired at least
Autopsies should reveal whether one or both victims were shot to death
before the fire was set.
Smoke and flames filled the sky over downtown Danville last night.
Fire broke out at a building at the intersection of Industrial and Jefferson
Avenues at around six.
When firefighters arrived there was no hope of saving the building-- which
was used as storage for a local construction company.
About 20-fire fighters worked on the blaze.
Chief B-G Lewis says his main concern was keeping the fire from spreading.
IN Q=The building
SUPER=01-B. G. Lewis/Danville Fire Chief; :00
OUT Q=drowned it.
Fire officials are trying to figure out the cause of the blaze.
A powerful earthquake has hit southern Peru, leaving hundreds
injured and at least fifteen dead.
As many as 700 were injured and many buildings and homes are in ruins.
Some residents had to spend the night outside in makeshift shelters.
Meanwhile, 40 to 60 miners are trapped in an isolated gold mine
in the Andes Mountains.
The quake measured 7- point- 3 on the Richter scale.
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When we return,
Jesse Jackson urges a boycott against a major U-S company,
Investigators think they have a profile of the man who abducted and killed
Alicia Showalter Reynolds.
But first, let's check in with Patrick.
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The Reverend Jesse Jackson is calling for an immediate boycott against
SUPER=03-White Plains, NY;
The civil rights leader met with the company's chairman yesterday but
walked away from the meeting saying people should get their gas elsewhere.
Jackson is putting increasing pressure on Texaco to settle a discrimination
lawsuit that alleges executives used racial "slurs" to describe black
IN Q=we're determined
SUPER=01-Jesse Jackson/Rainbow Coalition;
OUT Q=our economic sanctions.
Jackson says picketing at Texaco sites could begin Saturday.
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
Avis car rental and one of its franchise holders faces a class action
race discrimination lawsuit.
Three African American women from North and South Carolina say they were
denied service because of the color of their skin.
A former Avis manager said the franchise owner told employees to make it
difficult for black customers to rent cars.
The franchise owner denies the charges.
State Police say the death of motorist Alicia Reynolds began as a sexual
Reynolds was the 25- year- old Baltimore woman who disappeared in March as
she drove along U-S 29 near Culpeper.
Investigators profiled the suspect at a news conference yesterday, and they
predicted he will kill again if he is not apprehended soon.
IN Q=We believe this individual
((01-LARRY MCCANN/VA. STATE POLICE: WE BELIEVE THIS INDIVIDUAL WILL BE EMPLOYED
IN A BLUE- COLLAR, LABOR TYPE JOB. GENERALLY HE WILL BE KNOWN TO THOSE AROUND
HIM AS RESERVED, QUIETLY HELPFUL TO OTHERS AND DEPENDABLE. HE'S GUARDED ABOUT
WHAT HE RELEASES TO OTHER PEOPLE ABOUT HIS PRIVATE LIFE. HE'S BASICALLY QUIET
ABOUT WHAT HE DOES IN PRIVATE.))
SUPER=01-Larry McCann/Va. State Police;
OUT Q=what he does in private.
State Police believe the suspect used the name Larry Breeden in
conversations with other women, but authorities do not believe that is the
killer's real name.
Lynchburg's trash tag system is NOT on the way out, but a new mural IS on
the way in.
Local civil rights advocates won their fight over putting the mural in city
Steve Smallshaw has more from last night's city council meeting.
IN Q=Business as usual
SUPER=01-Robert Garber/Lynchburg Council Member; :13
SUPER=01-Junius Haskins/Lynchburg Council Member; :27
SUPER=01-Charles Church/Lynchburg City Manager; :52
OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.
(( Business as usual when it came to city council and the issue of trash tags.
Council had a chance to reaffirm or get rid of the controversial refuse
Instead, it tabled the matter yet again.
IN Q=Rather than
((ROBERT GARBER/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: RATHER THAN MAKING OUR INNER CITY AND
OTHER PARTS OF THE CITY A DUMPING GROUND FOR ILLEGAL TRASH, I THINK WE SHOULD
SEND THIS BACK TO A FULL SESSION, FULL COMMITTEE AND COME UP WITH ANOTHER
ALTERNATIVE TO DO THAT.))
OUT Q=to do that.
IN Q=Unless there's
((JUNIUS HASKINS/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: UNLESS THERE'S A ROCKET SCIENTIST
THAT CAN FIND DANGER IN WHAT WE HAVE DONE, I THINK WE CAME UP WITH THE MOST
REASONABLE DECISION AND MADE THE RECOMMENDATION.))
OUT Q=made the recommendation.
Tags or no tags, city employees will continue picking up the trash as
council okayed their three- year contract.
Also, civil rights advocates won their battle to have a mural honoring local
black leaders displayed in City Hall.
Council adopted a new policy on what is considered appropriate for a city
IN Q=It needs to
((CHARLES CHURCH/LYNCHBURG CITY MANAGER: IT NEEDS TO BE A LYNCHBURG- RELATED
ITEM THAT HAS SIGNIFICANCE TO LYNCHBURG AND NOT SOMETHING OF GENERAL APPEAL.))
OUT Q=general appeal.
IN Q=City officials
((City officials say the civil rights mural meets all the requirements of the
new policy, and more importantly, fits the measurements of the glass display
case in the lobby of City Hall. If all goes well, the mural could be in place
within a week. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.))
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When we return,
The Roanoke Times explains why a huge chunk of the Business section has gone
out on its own.
On one bridge in Amherst county-- V-DOT can clear snow and ice without using
We'll tell you how in just a few minutes.
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The Roanoke Times business section will no longer carry its stock and mutual
Consumers will have to get a separate subscription.
Last night its business editor told the Ad Federation of the Roanoke Valley
why the paper did this.
John Levin explains that because it's going for a targeted audience, the new
report has ten times more listings than the old stock page, which was getting
whittled away by rising newsprint costs.
IN Q=We said
((JOHN LEVIN/ROANOKE TIMES BUSINESS EDITOR: WE SAID THIS IS A PRODUCT THAT HAS
A SEPARATE READER BASE. I WONDER IF SUBSCRIBERS WOULD BE WILLING TO PAY FOR
IT. LOT OF PEOPLE SAID NO, IT WON'T FLY, FINALLY WE SET A DATE AND SAID COME
OCTOBER 15TH, WE'RE GONNA TRY.))
SUPER=01-John Levin/Roanoke Times Business Editor;
OUT Q=we're gonna try.
19-hundred people have subscribed to the new report, which costs an
additional 49-cents a week.
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Leaders from Martinsville, Danville, and South Boston want to capitalize on
They are asking the General Assembly to declare southside Virginia's
official Racing Region.
IN Q=This area has
((STEVE SHEPPARD/MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY: THIS AREA HAS A RICH RACING TRADITION.
NEXT YEAR, WE'RE GOING TO BE CELEBRATING OUR 50 TH ANNIVERSARY HERE AT
MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY. AND WITH A GREAT RACING TRADITION HERE-- I THINK THAT
THROUGHOUT THIS REGION, WE'RE TYING IT ALL TOGETHER FOR THE STATE OF VIRGINIA.
SUPER=01-Steve Sheppard/Martinsville Speedway;
OUT Q=for the state of Virginia
If Southside does become a racing region, Sheppard believes race fans will
fill the stands-- and stick around for the area's other attractions.
V-DOT officials think motorists will really warm up to a new bridge.
The reason-- it's heated.
The bridge is located on U- S Route 60 just west of Amherst.
And here's how it works.
Sensors determine the temperature and precipitation levels on the bridge.
Once those factors reach a certain level, heat pipes underneath the
structure automatically turn on... melting any snow or ice.
If it's successful, other similar bridges may be on the way.
IN Q=We'll be
((DAVID GEHR/VDOT COMMISSIONER: WE'LL BE MONITORING THE IMPACT OF THIS
PARTICULAR INSTALLATION. AND IF IT WORKS OUT THAN WE'LL LOOK AT OTHER BRIDGES
AROUND THE STATE-- PARTICULARLY THOSE THAT HAVE A TENDANCY TO ICE OVER OR MAYBE
IN REMOTE AREAS TO TRY ANOTHER INSTALLATION. ))
SUPER=01-David Gehr/VDOT Commissioner;
There are only seven other heated bridges in the entire country.
Officials estimate the cost at 664- thousand dollars.
Ohio could use a few of heated bridges this week.
The snow continues to fall over the Great Lakes in one of the biggest early
winter storms on record.
Some areas have received as much as four feet of the white stuff.
Ohio's governor has declared a state of emergency in three counties.
On the bright side the snow is beginning to dwindle to flurries and power
has been restored to all but 6-thousand customers.
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SUPER=331-Mostly Cloudy/Flurries Possible/28-32/Flurries/Slow Clearing/42-46;
SUPER=332-Light Snow/Possible/26-30/Morning Flurries/Partly Cloudy/34-38;
SUPER=333-Cloudy/Light Snow Possible/20-24/Flurries/Gradual Clearing/34-38;
SUPER=334-Light Snow/Possible/22-26/Snow Showers/& Flurries/34-38;
There's more corporate maneuvering in the battle between two Virginia
railroads for Conrail.
Conrail is recommending that its stockholders NOT accept Norfolk Southern's
revised hostile bid of 110- dollars- a- share.
Conrail's board says it's sticking with the FRIENDLY offer from C-S-X, which
pays the equivalent of about 93- dollars- a- share.
C-S-X and Conrail also confirmed they are having discussions about
increasing the C-S-X offer.
C-S-X and N-S are fighting for Conrail because it has a near- monopoly on
rail routes in the northeast.
On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was DOWN 15 points.
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Sports news is next.
We'll find out if 8 and a half million dollars a year is enough to get
Albert Belle to sign on the dotted line.
The couch potato's ultimate pet--
He gets the fish, and the beer.
Stay with us.
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The East's last place Express looked more like the division leader last
night...a fair assessment considering Roanoke spanked the top divisional team
in Richmond 6-2 at the Round House.
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The over 38 hundred fans on hand gave Ilya Dubkov a warm welcome as the
franchise's leading scorer returned.
Jeff Jablonski put Roanoke on the board in the first period with this blast.
Roanoke led 3-nothing after 1.
The Express got a scare when Dave Stewart left the game. Early reports say
he severely twisted an ankle.
Dave Gagnon picked up the slack for his injured defenseman with some pretty
saves, he made 34 on the night.
Tim Christian would score early in the third. 4-1 Express and Roanoke wins
6-2 behind a 3 for 4 power play performance.
One of the top coaches in the Friday Football Extra area is stepping down.
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Patrick Henry's principal said he received Ed Scott's letter of resignation
He plans to remain a teacher at the school.
The Staunton native led the Patriots to two playoff berths and a share of
the R-V-D championship last season.
His teams finished 500 or better each of the past five years, but this
season along with some mild health concerns took their toll on Scott, as P-H
lost its final three games and missed making the playoffs.
The Baseball Writers of American handed out their Cy Young award for the
American League yesterday.
Pat Hentgen who went 20-and-8 this season with a 3.22 E-R-A gets the honor.
He also led the league in innings pitched and complete games.
He edged out New York Yankees ace Andy Pettitte by a mere six points.
There are more signs that Cleveland Indians slugger Albert Belle is on his
The Florida Marlins are very much interested in acquiring his services
although Albert cannot talk money with any team other than the Indians until
He and his agent have told the Indians that 8 and half million dollars over
five years is not enough.
And finally a story about a labrador retriever, who really lives up to us
SUPER=03-South Padre Isle, TX;
He's not only a great fishing partner, but after a long day out on the water
Bear takes the fish out of the ice chest for cleaning.
When the cleaning is done, Bear gets his owner Bill Darling a beer and the
two fishing buddies call it a day.