Coming up next on News 7 at 11...
Should troops go in or stay out of Zaire and Rwanda? Aid workers say yes,
rebel fighters say no.
A homemade bomb was discovered on board a U.S. aircraft carrier
And one school says it's going to make it's tall dormitories safer.
News 7 at 11 is next.
The leader of rebels in Zaire says the U-S and its allies shouldn't bother.
Laurent Kabila says the international relief effort that's being planned for
Rwandan refugees is pointless.
He's worried that the multi-national forces in eastern Zaire could stand in
the way of his effort to topple the government of that country.
Kimberly Dozier reports.
SUPER=03-Sake, Zaire; :00
SUPER=01-Ray Wilkinson/United Nations; :17
SUPER=01-Laurent Kabila/Tutsi Rebel Leader; 1:05
SUPER=01-Kimberly Dozier/Reporting; 1:15
OUT Q=CBS News, London.
(( Battling starvation and disease, thousands of refugees continue
to cross into Rwanda, fleeing the fighting in neighbouring Zaire.
But aid agencies believe hundreds of thousands more are still
trapped there, with little or no access to food, water or shelter.
RAY WILKINSON, UNHCR, RWANDA: "THE PEOPLE OVER THERE, WE
CAN'T DO ANYTHING FOR, BECAUSE WE DON'T KNOW WHERE THEY ARE, WE
DON'T KNOW HOW BAD THEY ARE, AND IT'S THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE THE
BIG QUESTION MARK."
Forward units of a multinational force, whose mission will be to
help deliver aid to the missing refugees, have set up a base in the area.
After weeks of wrangling, more than twenty countries, including the U.S.,
agreed to send a total of two-thousand troops -- far fewer than the originally
But the man who will lead the mission, General Maurice Baril of Canada, has
already come up against stiff opposition.
Local governments fear the multinational force may overstay its welcome.
Leaders of the warring factions, meanwhile, fear foreign ground troops could
loosen their hold on the region.
They say they've convinced General Baril THEY could help deliver the aid.
LAURENT KABILA, TUTSI REBEL LEADER: "THERE IS NO NEED FOR GROUND TROOPS TO
COME HERE, AND HE ADMITTED THERE WERE NO NEED ANYMORE."
But relief agencies have little confidence in the rebels.
They say without an armed multinational force, aid may not reach the
refugees, until it's too late.
Kimberly Dozier for CBS News, London.))
The Navy says a small homemade bomb was found aboard an aircraft carrier and
It happened early today aboard the U-S-S Constellation, which was moored at
San Diego's North Island Naval Air Station.
A Navy spokesman says a security patrolman on his rounds found the
device in a crew living area.
The bomb was described by people on the scene as no larger than a Coke can.
An explosives team was called in and defused the bomb.
No arrests have been made and the incident is under investigation.
Tornadoes have left at least two people dead as violent weather has ripped
In the northern Louisiana town of Simsboro, a tornado knocked a
four-foot-wide tree onto a truck, killing two of the three men inside.
With power lines down, electricity was knocked out, as was the
town's water supply.
IN Q=It was very
((WITNESS: IT WAS VERY FAST. YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT IT'S LIKE. YOU'RE THERE.
IT'S RAINING HARD AND THEN IT'S OVER. IT;S JUST WHAT HAPPENS.))
OUT Q=just what happens.
A sheriff's deputy says it'll be morning before authorities can survey the
A tornado in the northwestern Florida town of Milton has left several
injuries and damaged homes.
The storms also left up to about three inches of rain in Mississippi and
nearly a foot of snow in northern Texas.
Two scheduled spacewalks for shuttle Columbia astronauts were cancelled
today because they couldn't get the door open.
The hatched in the cargo bay jammed and astronauts couldn't get it free.
The spacewalks were cancelled because NASA was afraid if they did manage to
get the hatch open, they wouldn't be able to close it... leaving the astronauts
stranded and running out of air.
Engineers will check out the problem once Columbia is back on the ground.
A new mission to mars will blast off on Monday.
If the weather cooperates, Pathfinder will search for signs of life on the
Pathfinder is the first of a new generation of small, relatively low cost
This one contains a rover, that will explore the martian landscape.
IN Q=we're the first lander
((TONY SPEARS, MISSION DIRECTOR; WE'RE THE FIRST TO BRING A ROBER TO MARS
WHICH EXTENDS OUR ABILITY TO TOUCH THOSE ROCKS AND LEARN ABOUT THE EVOLUTION OF
SUPER=01-Tony Spears/Mission Director;
OUT Q=evolution of mars
Pathfinder will be the first craft to land on the martian surface in nearly
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on News 7 at 11--
The Pope has formally kicked off the Catholic Church's preparations to
celebrate the year 2000.
and Roanoke residents may soon find someone else taking out their trash.
All the rain this weekend may cause some flooding problems in low- lying
Most of the viewing area is under a flood watch through tomorrow morning--
The moisture's streaming up from the Gulf-- and that means these light to
moderate showers will continue.
Let's check out how much rain we've gotten so far...
MUSIC UP FULL
Longwood College has decided to install fire sprinkler systems in all of its
The move comes after The Associated Press reported Wednesday that 13
high-rise dorms on six Virginia campuses do not have sprinkler systems in
student living areas.
The list includes:
Longwood College, Norfolk State University, Virginia Tech, Radford
University, James Madison University and the University of Virginia.
Some the school's dormitories are too tall for fire rescue ladders to reach
the top floors.
The colleges have been cited again and again by the state fire marshal for
the same fire code violations.
Oklahoma bombing suspect Terry Nichols is appealing the government's
decision to seek the death penalty in his trial.
Nichols original suit against the death penalty was dismissed last May, but
Nichol's lawyers are appealing that dismissal.
They say Attorney General Janet Reno is not following her own guidelines for
when a death sentence is appropriate.
Nichols trial will follow the trial of fellow-suspect Timothy McVeigh,
scheduled for the end of next March.
Pope John the Second says he's looking forward to leading the Roman Catholic
Church into the third millennium.
Today the pope formally launched the Church's preparations to celebrate the
year 2000 and beyond, promising to be there himself "at God's pleasure".
He declared the year 2000 a jubilee year... a time of pilgrimage and
20 million people are expected to travel to Rome for the event.
With recent approval from three local governments, the Roanoke Valley
Resource Authority is preparing to compete with private haulers.
Officials say they don't want to take that step, but have little choice as
local garbage is carried out of state.
And tonight, Joe Dashiell reports, there appears to be little hope for a
IN Q=When Roanoke City
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./October 1994; :00
SUPER=01-John Hubbard/Roanoke Valley Resource Authority; :17
SUPER=01-Scott Axelson/BFI Waste Systems; :54
OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke
((When Roanoke City, Roanoke County and the town of Vinton collaborated on
the Smith Gap landfill, they built a state- of- the- art facility.
But meeting tough environmental standards, and building a transfer station
served by rail carried a price... more than 30- million dollars.
SOT JOHN HUBBARD 10:04:07
IN Q=We've built it with tax dollars
((JOHN HUBBARD/ROANOKE VALLEY RESOURCE AUTH.: WE'VE BUILT IT WITH TAX DOLLARS
TO SERVE THE ROANOKE VALLEY FOR 60 TO 70 YEARS, AND I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT
THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY SUPPORT THE FACILITIES THAT WERE BUILT TO SERVE THEM.))
OUT Q=built to serve them.
But some of the area's commercial trash haulers say it's not that simple.
Following a 1994 Supreme Court ruling that removed barriers to the
transportation of trash, private haulers say they must find the lowest disposal
cost to compete.
BFI Waste Systems became the first hauler in the Roanoke Valley to take its
refuse elsewhere, taking advantage of lower tipping fees at a company landfill
IN Q=If it wasn't us
((SCOTT AXELSON/BFI WASTE SYSTEMS: IF IT WASN'T US, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN SOMEONE
ELSE. WE WERE THE FIRST ONES OFFICIALLY OUT OF THE VALLEY. WE TOOK THE STANCE
AT THAT TIME THAT WE NEEDED TO DO THAT. THE 55 A TON IS ONE OF THE HIGHEST
FIGURES IN VIRGHINIA. IN LIGHT OF THAT, YOU HAVE DISPOAL OPTIONS RIGHT DOWN THE
ROAD THAT ARE IN THE MID- 20S TO THIRTY DOLLARS A TON.))
OUT Q=30 dollars a ton.
BFI's decision is diverting more than 100 tons of garbage a day from the
Smith Gap Landfill, and making it more difficult to pay off the debt.
The Resource Authority hopes it can persuade commercial customers to
return, but with no compromise on the horizon, officials say they will compete
with the private sector to collect that waste.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))
Soft Music Under
Up next on the newscast,
An old garage is being used as a hangout for teens.
and if you're looking for a unique holiday gift...you may want to head over to
this gallery in Daleville.
MUSIC UP FULL
The Straight Street Teen Center has done a 1-80.
The teen hangout has been through some changes over the years, including a
new location and a new name.
Organizers moved the center into its new home this summer.
Since then the old garage has under gone a transformation.
Teenagers and business leaders did most of the work and when the center
re-opened it did so under a new name---The 180 Club.
IN Q=YOU CAN PLAY
((NIKKI SELVEY/14 YEARS OLD: YOU CAN PLAY GAMES. YOU CAN ROLLERBLADE. PLAY
VIDEO GAMES, POOL TABLES, PING PONG TABLES. IT'S A LOT OF FUN.))
((JANELLE ANDERSON/THE 180 CLUB: ACCEPT THEM THE WAY THEY ARE. HAVE A FUN
PLACE. THEY LIKE EXCITEMENT, THEY LIKE TO GO WHERE THEY CAN BE SEEN AND MEET
UP WITH THEIR FRIENDS. ONCE WE GET THEM TO COME REGULARLY THEN WE CAN SPEAK IN
((BRAD ANTON/16 YEARS OLD: IT'S NOT CHURCH AND SOMEBODY'S NOT PREACHING TO YOU
WHAT TO DO AND WHAT NOT TO DO. YOU CAN JUST COME AND HANGOUT AND HAVE FUN AND
SUPER=01-Nikki Selvey/14 Years Old; :00
SUPER=01-Janelle Anderson/The 180 Club; :12
SUPER=01-Brad Anton/16 Years Old; :25
OUT Q=AND BE YOURSELF
The center charges a three dollar admission fee, but still depends on
donations from the community and businesses.
The 180 Club is looking for a grant to help start up an after school
The center is also in need of computers, books and board games.
Currently the club is only open on weekends, but organizers hope to expand
those hours in the future.
The Amerind (AM-er-IND) Gallery in Daleville is offering a little
protection, luck and power.
Actually the gallery is featuring Zuni Carvings and Fetishes this weekend.
These carvings and fetish necklaces were made by the peoples of the Zuni
All the stones are hand carved in great detail.
IN Q=THEY'LL SEE A
((LINDA ANDERSON/AMERIND GALLERY: THEY'LL SEE A ROCK OR A STONE AND THEY'LL
SEE MEANING IN THAT AND THEN THEY'LL CARVE AND BRING OUT THE SPIRIT THEY FEEL
IN THAT. FOR EXAMPLE THE BEAR REPRESENTS STRENGTH AND IT'S USED IN HEALING
SUPER=01-Linda Anderson/Amerind Gallery;
OUT Q=IN HEALING CEREMONIES
The carvings shown here are not fetishes used in Zuni religious ceremonies.
The Zuni people made these "charm stones" specifically for galleries such as
The Zuni Fetish exhibit runs through tomorrow.
The gallery features art and jewelry made by Native American artists from
many different tribes.
The ugly conditions didn't stop the Salem Spartans from beating Grundy 7 to
nothing to advance to the Division Four state championship.
Steve Mason has more from Tazewell High School.
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SUPER=03-Tazewell/Division Four State Semi Finals; :00
SUPER=01-Ricky Eubank/Salem Receiver; :17
SUPER=01-Jeff Akers/Salem Linebacker; :39
SUPER=01-Matt Anderson/Scored Overtime Touchdown; 1:19
SUPER=01-Willis White/Salem Head Coach; 1:32
OUT Q=........news 7 sports."
George Washington of Danville is headed to the Division 6 state championship
game for the second year in a row.
This afternoon the Eagles outlasted Thomas Dale 7-to-nothing in the
SUPER=03-Danville/Division 6 Semi-Final; :00
With the cold, rainy conditions the players had trouble staying loose today.
And they were extra tight because this game was scoreless in the fourth
Thomas Dale appeared to be headed to the endzone from the GW five. Mark Davis
keeps the ball, but he is knocked for a loss by Tyrone Nunally, and the Knights
ended up missing the field goal to keep things scoreless.
GW's defense would again have to save the day, as Davis's pass is picked off
by Eric Candy inside the 20. Regulation would end in a scoreless tie and then
game then went to overtime.
GW quarterback Chanston Rodgers would finally ice the game with the eight
yard run on their first possesion to
SUPER=36-Thomas Dale/0/G.W. Danville/7/Overtime;
make it 6-to-nothing.
Then Mike Riano would add the extra point as Danville beats Thomas Dale
7-to-nothing to stay unbeaten on the season.
IN Q="Coach told us...
((CHANSTON RODGERS/SCORED GAME WINNING TD:))
((ED MARTIN/GEORGE WASHINGTON HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Chanston Rodgers/Scored Game Winning TD; :00
SUPER=01-Ed Martin/George Washington Head Coach; :09
OUT Q=...proud of them."
GW will play for the state title on the road next Saturday against Chantilly.
Giles stayed unbeaten and also delivered a little pay back by beating Powell
Valley, the team that knocked them out of the playoffs last year, in the
Division Two semi-finals.
SUPER=03-Pearisburg/Division 2 Semi-Finals; :00
The defending State Champs came to Pearisburg hoping to keep their heads above
The Vikings looked hot in their opening drive. On their first play of the
game Julius Jones, Thomas Jones younger brother, takes the handoff and streaks
down the left sideline 77 yards, untouched for the touchdown to make it
7-to-nothing. That was the score at halftime.
Giles would comeback halfway through the third as Chris Ratcliffe goes right
around end picking up 6 yards for the touchdown. But the two point conversion
failed and Giles still trailed by one.
The Spartans would finally go on top for good a minute and half into the
fourth quarter as Ratcliffe hooks with Chris Bales on an 11 yard touchdown pass
to put Giles on top 12-to-7.
This time Giles would convert the conversion and get the win as they beat
POwell Valley 14-to-7.
IN Q="This is...
((STEVE RAGSDALE/GILES HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Steve Ragsdale/Giles Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...FANTASTIC EFFORT.
Giles will play on the road next Saturday for the title against
Brookville will play for a state championship for the first time since
1988, after a thrilling 13 to 12 rain soaked win over previously unbeaten Gate
SUPER=03-Campbell Co./Division 3 Semi-Finals;
The visiting Blue Devils seemed pretty confident about things before
kickoff, but the Bees trotted onto the soggy turf with some different plans.
Brookville felt 'blue' early on. Gate City puts 6 foot 9 Josh Shoemaker at
wideout, and Matt Osborne lobs the alley-oop into the end zone for a 14 yard
TD. The PAT failed and the Blue Devils led 6-nothing.
Brookville came right back. Jason Brown hits big James Lomax who rumbles
and stumbles 64 yards to paydirt to tie things up at 6 in the second quarter.
Then just before the half, Brown hits Lomax again for a 6 yard strike and
the Bees took a 13-6 lead to the lockerroom at halftime.
It would stay that way until late in the 4th. Shoemaker scrambles and
finally finds Brandon Seaver in the endzone with just over 5 minutes to go. But
another botched extra point left Brrokville with a 1 point lead.
The Devils had one more shot. But SUPER=36-Brookville/13/Gate City/12; :
Lomax is "Johnny on the spot" with the INT and Brookville holds on for a 13-12
IN Q="That's why
((MARK LINEBURG/BROOKVILLE HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Mark Lineburg/Brookville Head Coach; :
Brookville will be on the road next week at James Monroe.
The only Friday Football Extra team that failed to come through with a win
today was Rural Retreat.
SUPER=03-Big Stone Gap/Division 1 Semi-Final; :00
The Indians were completely dominated by Appalachia as Sam Sellan scores on
the four yard TD run to make it 7-to-nothing Appalachia.
Then Quarterback Travis Turner passes to Sellan over the middle for another
Appalachia outgains Rural Retreat 337 yards to 38, as the Bulldogs post a
A couple of notes from college football Miami's 38 to 31 win over Syracuse
leaves the Canes, Orangemen and Virginia Tech sharing the conference title.
Because Tech has the better rating the tie should put the Hokies in the
And Florida State is in the Sugar Bowl after beating Florida 24 to 21.
The win should also move the Seminoles to number one in the football polls.
And coming up, The Express was at the Roundhouse tonight looking for pay
back against the Hampton Road Admirals.
And Virginia made a successful trip to Northern Virginia this afternoon
beating George Mason.
The Virginia Cavaliers were on the hardwood this afternoon taking on George
Mason in Northern Virginia.
Jeff Jones and the Cavs trying to get back after a loss to Kansas.
U-V-A guard Harold Deane gets it started when he pulls up and hits the three
pointer to make it 10 to 4.
The next time down the floor Monte Marcaccini comes through with another
three pointer as the Cavaliers began to pull away.
George Mason broke a drought when Langley comes through with this three
pointer from the top of the key.
But Virginia was too strong down SUPER=33-Virginia/106/George
Mason/93/;the stretch in the second half and the Cavaliers go on to win it 106
After beating the Express last night in Norfolk, Hampton Roads showed up at
the Roundhouse tonight ready to make it 2 in a row.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Roanoke vs Hampton; :
And head coach Frank Anzalone watched his team fall behind in the first
Hampton's Rod Taylor makes a nice wrap-around pass to Alain Savage for the
goal and a one to nothing Admirals lead.
Then Taylor scores one of his own he shoots the puck it hits Dave Gagnon's
stick and goes over his shoulder into the net for the score.
But Roanoke rallied Jeff Cowan takes a shot on the break-away he misses
but Chris Lipsett knocks it in on the rebound.
Jeff Jablonski comes right back he SUPER=38-Roanoke/4/Hampton/3/;pulls
the puck out of the corner and makes a nice move to score the goal but Hampton
goes on to win the game in a shootout 4 to 3.
Party lines are drawn as the fight for State Senate Majority heats up.
Tomorrow morning, on the next edition of On Record, Republican Allen Dudley
and Democrat Roscoe Reynolds square off for the first time... in a bid to
capture Virgil Goode's vacated state senate seat.
((DEL. ALLEN DUDLEY/R- STATE SENATE CANDIDATE: COMMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE BY OUR
LT. GOVERNOR THAT SAID WITH VIRGIL GOODE IN THE STATE SENATE, HE ONLY GOT TO
VOTE EIGHT TIMES. WITH ROSCOE REYNOLDS HE'D GET TO VOTE TWO HUNDRED TIMES.
DEL. ROSCOE REYNOLDS/D- STATE SENATE CANDIDATE: HE'S VERY CONCERNED THAT IF
THERE'S A 21-19 MAJORITY, THERE WILL BE MANY MORE TIE VOTES BECAUSE IT WILL PUT
HIM IN A VERY DIFFICULT POSITION. YOU MISQUOTED THE LT. GOVERNOR.
DUDLEY: I READ IT IN THE LYNCHBURG PAPER. THAT'S ALL I KNOW. ))
SUPER=01-Del. Allen Dudley/(R) State Senate Candidate;
SUPER=01-Del. Roscoe Reynolds/(D) State Senate Candidate; :16
OUT Q=That's all I know.
Join Scott Prince tomorrow morning at 11 for On Record... right here on your
Hometown Station, WDBJ-7.