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A MOBILE HOME FIRE LEAVES A FAMILY HOMELESS TONIGHT IN BEDFORD COUNTY.
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It's Friday January 10th- our Top Story tonight--
He's refused it before but now Governor Allen says he has assurance-- there
will be NO STRINGS ATTATCHED to millions of dollars in education funding.
Good Evening, You're watching News 7 PRIMETIME on WEFC.
I'm Connie Stevens.
Governor Allen did a 1-80 and announced today the state will apply for the
federal Goals Two-thousand education money.
IN Q=I'm pleased
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: I'M PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE...OUR SCHOOLS.))
((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: I THINK WE SHOULD HAVE TAKEN ... MONTHS TO COME.))
OUT Q=to come.
Democrats have chided Allen for months for being the only governor in the
nation to turn down over eight million dollars in federal funds.
In a letter last October, U.S. Education Secretary Richard Riley said
Virginia could use Goals 2000 strictly for computers -- as the Governor had
GRAPHIC=Va State Seal
A leaked memo has forced the resignation of a top official at the State
Department of Environmental Quality.
That's after Michael McKenna put in writing a strategy to discredit the
Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission -- and that memo was finally
leaked to reporters.
SOT 10:14:14 FRED TAPE
IN Q=What has
((SEN. JOE GARTLAN/D-FAIRFAX: WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO GENERATE THIS FURIOUS,
SURREPTITIOUS, AND MALICIOUS COUNTER-ATTACK?cut and pick back up at10:14:27I
SUGGEST THAT IT IS NOTHING MORE THAN THE FACT THAT IN ONE MORE REVIEW, ONE MORE
REPORT ON THE OPERATIONS OF STATE GOVERNMENT, THEY HAVE REPORTED TO US THE
SUPER=01-Sen. Joe Gartlan/(D) Fairfax;
OUT Q=the truth.
DEQ was roundly criticized for its pollution enforcement record in a
One woman's sex discrimination suit may come before a Roanoke jury-- thanks
to the State Supreme Court.
Lisa Bailey claims she was fired because her employer considered her
UNRELIABLE after she had a baby.
Justice Lawrence Koonts says using that as a basis for termination- -if
those are the facts- -would amount to a "classic example of gender
discrimination... repugnant to Virginia's strong public policy."
SS=State Supreme Court
The four- to three- decision reverses a lower court ruling.
A Danville teenager charged with murder will remain in custody until a grand
jury decides his next step.
The judge's decision came down this morning after investigators revealed
evidence gathered against 18-year old Percy Levar Walton.
The Danville teen was charged Thanksgiving Day with killing and robbing
The 33-year old victim was found stuffed inside a closet at his Cabin Lake
Authorities say they began questioning Walton after witnesses told police
they'd seen the teenager driving the victim's car around the time of the
Investigators say they searched Walton's apartment and found Moore's keys
in a bedroom.
IN Q=One of the
((DET. HUGH WYATT/DANVILLE POLICE DEPT.: ONE OF THE KEYS ON THAT RING FIT THE
HALL DOOR, THE MAIN DOOR LEADING INTO MR. MOORE'S APARTMENT, ONE OF THE OTHER
KEYS FIT THE PATIO DOOR LEADING INTO THE BEDROOM. ))
SUPER=01-Det. Hugh Wyatt/Danville Police Dept.; :00
OUT Q=into the bedroom.
Investigators say keys found in Walton's bedroom also fit the victim's car.
O-J Simpson spent more than two hours on the stand tonight-- testifying in
his own defense in his civil trial.
SUPER=03-Santa Monica, CA; :
He refuted alleged outbreaks of violence in his relationship with Nicole
Brown-- saying if he'd ever hit her, she would have looked a little differently
than in published photos highlighting bruises.
IN Q=They want him
(( AL DEBLANC/DEFENSE ATTY: THEY WANT HIM PERSONALLY TO MAKE
CONTACT WITH THE JURY AND LET THE JURY KNOW HE'S SINCERE. THAT
THEY HAD THESE FIGHTS, BUT HE WOULD NEVER EVER HURT HIS WIFE
SERIOUSLY, LET ALONE KILL HER.))
SUPER=01-Al DeBlanc/Defense Attorney; :
OUT Q=let alone kill her.
Today, over protests of plaintiff's attorneys, the judge cleared the way
for Simpson to testify about his ex-wife's alleged drug use and sexual history.
But defense attorneys are barred from claiming her lifestyle brought about
There's more to come on News 7 primetime,
Police say it was all of hoax as a woman falsely accused two Dallas Cowboys
stars of raping her.
and Virginia's state song, "Carry Me Back, Old Virginia," may be sent into
A local senator has introduced a bill to make the song obsolete.
go to break
A Bedford County family is left homeless after fire rips through a mobile
home this afternoon.
The blaze broke out around 3, and when fire fighters got to the scene, the
trailer was engulfed in flames.
Four family members were inside at the time, but they all escaped without
Officials haven't determined the cause of the fire... but they believe it
started somewhere in the kitchen.
The victims are staying with nearby relatives until they can find a new
Investigators have located the flight recorders from the commuter plane that
crashed outside of Detroit yesterday.
The N-T-S-B says the recorders have been damaged-- but are not in pieces.
Meantime at the scene, workers are braving below-zero windchills, still
sifting through the Comair crash. (/////SOT/////)
((TILMAN CRUTCHFIELD/MONROE COUNTY SHERIFF: CERTAINLY IT HAMPERS THE
INVESTIGATION. IT MAKES MORE DIFFICULT IN THE RECOVERY MORE DIFFICULT.))
SUPER=01-Tilman Crutchfield/Monroe Co. Sheriff;
OUT Q=more difficult."
A makeshift morgue's been set up near the site.
The Comair flight crashed as it was making its way to Detroit's Metropolitan
airport- killing all 29 people on board.
SUPER=03-Giles Co./December 23;
One of the people killed in last night's crash had a connection to last
MONTH'S fatal cargo plane crash in Giles County.
Published reports say 37- year old Maureen DeMarco was going to her
brother's funeral in Detroit.
Her brother-- Brian Scully was one of six people killed when the Airborne
Express plane crashed last month near Narrows.
"Carry Me Back To Old Virginia" has withstood almost three decades of scorn
and derision from some sectors of the General Assembly.
But a new bi-partisan, bi-racial compromise may retire the official state
Ellen Qualls reviews the old refrain.
IN Q=Carry Me Back
SUPER=03-Richmond/January 1996; :00
SUPER=01-Doug Wilder/Former Governor; 1:20
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
(( NAT SOT
((CARRY ME BACK TO OLD VIRGINNY...))
Virginia prides itself on adherence to tradition.
((THAT'S WHERE THIS OLE DARKY'S HEART AM LONG TO GO.))
And even with lyrics referring to "this darky" and "Ole Massa," the racially
divisive state song is one tradition NO General Assembly has had the will to do
Montgomery County's Madison Marye tried to change the lyrics.
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((SEN. MADISON MARYE: IT WAS AN HONEST EFFORT ON MY PART TO DO SOMETHING THAT
WAS GOOD AND HEALING TO EVERYONE CONCERNED. AND UNFORTUNATELY IT WAS NOT
LOOKED UPON THAT WAY.))
Now a white Republican man from Lynchburg, and a black woman Democrat from
Portsmouth are joining forces to gracefully retire it as the "state song
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((SEN. STEVE NEWMAN/D-LYNCHBURG: WHEN I CAME BACK DOWN HERE AND HEARD SOME OF
THE MINORITY MEMBERS TALKING ABOUT WHAT IT'S LIKE TO HAVE TO SIT AND LISTEN TO
THAT SONG AND THE UNCOMFORTABLENESS THAT IT TAKES THEM THROUGH. YOU KNOW THE
STATE SONG SHOULD BE SOMETHING THAT WE PROUDLY PLAY AT THE INAUGURATION OF A
NEW GOVERNOR AND THAT WE SHOULD ALL BE PROUD OF. IT SHOULDN'T BE SOMETHING
THAT DIVIDES US.))
Newman and Senator Louise Lucas would call for a commission to find a new
The effort gets a thumbs up the nation's only elected black governor.
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((DOUG WILDER/FORMER GOVERNOR: OH IT'S OKAY WITH ME BECAUSE THAT'S MEANS IT'S
GONE. IT'S A DIGNIFIED DEATH. MORE THAN ROUGH DEATH I HAD PLANNED IN 1970. I
HAD INTRODUCED A BILL IN 1970 SAYING THAT IT SHOULD BE REPEALED.))
Even with defenders, "Carry Me Back" is rarely sung in public anymore.
1997 may be the year for Virginia to change its tune AND its lyrics.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
When we continue,
We'll mosey on over to Salem for this weekend's championship rodeo.
Plus, the latest in the fight over silicone breast implants.
Maker Dow Corning has made a settlment offer.
go to break
Cowboys and cowgirls from across the country have invaded the Salem Civic
Center for the Nabisco- Kroger Championship Rodeo.
A near capacity crowd turned out to see bulls, steers and bucking broncos.
There are seven events in all and the winners will divvy up more than 30-
thousand dollars in prize money.
But these competitors say they're not in it for the money.
They say they're addicted to the rodeo life- style.
IN Q=I'm too
((JOEL CHAFFIN/STEER WRESTLER: I'M TOO LAZY TO WORK AND TOO SCARED TO STEAL.
THAT PRETTY MUCH SUMS IT UP. THAT'S WHAT I DO. MY MOM AND DAD HAVE DONE IT.
IT'S PRETTY MUCH GENETIC. I DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ELSE. ))
SUPER=01-Joel Chaffin/Steer Wrestler;
OUT Q=anything else
If you missed tonight's event... don't worry.
The rodeo will be in town through Sunday.
Dow Corning has agreed to provide nearly three-billion dollars to settle
thousands of silicone breast implant lawsuits.
It's all part of a plan to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
The joint reorganization involves resolving all product liability claims
by women charging that Dow Corning's silicone implants caused injury or
GRAPHIC=Health Check Bug
And smelling your way to being skinny--
It was two years ago that Health Check, first noticed Dr. Alan Hirsh.
IN Q=NAT SOUND Pink grapefruit
SUPER=01-Dr. Alan Hirsh/Smell & Taste Research Foundation; :17
SUPER=01-Roberta Marren/Study Participant; :35
OUT Q=eaten the food.
IN Q=Pink grapefruit
((PINK GRAPEFRUIT, ROASTED CHICKEN, VANILLA. ))
He was trying to find out if sniffing the scent of food-- rather than
eating it-- could make you lose weight.
IN Q=OK now we
((OK NOW WE DON'T HAVE TO EAT. (LAUGHTER)
DR. ALAN HIRSH/SMELL & TASTE RESEARCH FOUNDATION: ONE OF THE THINGS WE FOUND IS
THAT THE MORE FREQUENTLY THEY SNIFFED THE MORE WEIGHT THEY LOST.))
OUT Q=weight they lost.
Dr. Hirsh is the Director of Chicago's Smell and Taste Research
More than three-thousand people participated in his study.
Roberta Marren says she lost 28 pounds-- and kept it off.
IN Q=I was desperate
((ROBERTA MARREN/STUDY PARTICIPANT: I WAS DESPERATE, BECAUSE NOTHING ELSE
WORKED. I'D SAY TO MYSELF, I'M JUST
GOING TO GO ON A DIET AND I'D LOSE FIVE, MAYBE 10 POUNDS.. AS SOON AS THE
DIET WAS OVER, I'D GO RIGHT BACK TO EATING! AND I'D GAIN IT RIGHT BACK AGAIN
AND THEN SOME MORE. ))
OUT Q=some more.
In his new book, Dr. Hirsh's Scentsational Guide to Weight Loss, he
explains one of the crucial elements for his approach-- the sensation of
feeling full doesn't really come from your stomach.
IN Q=How your brain
(( DR. HIRSH: HOW YOUR BRAIN DECIDES WHEN TO STOP EATING IS BASED ON WHAT YOUR
BRAIN INTERPRETS THAT YOU'VE ACTUALLY EATEN. AND THE WAY IT INTERPRETS WHAT
YOU'VE ACTUALLY EATEN IS BASED, TO A LARGE DEGREE, ON WHAT IT'S SMELLING. SO
YOU INTERPRET, IF I'M SMELLING FOOD, THAT MUST MEAN I'VE EATEN THE FOOD.))
OUT Q=eaten the food.
So his premise-- by sniffing you can fool your brain into thinking you've
actually eaten and you'll feel fuller faster.
Lots of primetime sports, but first, the NFL's youngest teams hit the road
The Panthers left from Ericsson Stadium with their fans out in full
force, slapping high fives as the cats headed for Green Bay.
The jaguars also departed for Foxboro, Mass where they will meet New
England, now the numbers.
WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=0096-/LA Clippers/98/j/Washington/102////San Antonio/70//Detroit/81/4//;
SUPER=0103-/NY Islanders/2//Pittsburgh/5/3///Chicago/3//New Jersey/3/OT//;
SUPER=0097-/James River/50/j/Parry McCluer/92///j/Magna Vista/68//Laurel
SUPER=0097-/ /// ///// /// ////;
go to break!
GRAPHIC=High School Hoops
Cave Spring entered Patrick henry's gym defending it's share of the Roanoke
Valley District lead.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Knights vs. Patriots; :00
The Knights knew they had a battle on their hands...
Patrick Henry junior center Boo Battle wwould scored 6 points in the
opening quarter to lead PH to a 17-13 first quarter lead.
The Patriots keyed on Knight big man Alex Phillips so he gives to Corey
SUPER=33-Patrick Henry/90/Cave Spring/70;
Paxton underneath for the easy deuce.
PH super soph, Raymond Johnson then takes the pass from Ronnie Casey and
scores..he's gonna be special.
Cave's Ricky Dierker hits the trey on the set play, but PH wins 90 to 70.
To the NFL. Dallas Police are now saying that rape allegations against
Cowboys Michael Irvin and Erik Williams are false.
SUPER=03-Valley Ranch, TX; :00
The police have dropped their investigation agianst the wide receiver and
his teammate. The 23 year old woman who brought the orginal accusations has
Winston Cup past and present champions Terry
Labonte and Dale Earnhardt; along with the NASCAR Media Tour temporarily
took a back seat to a king this week. Mike Stevens explains.
IN Q=First audio
SUPER=03-Mooresville, NC; :00
SUPER=01-Richard Petty/200 Winston Cup Wins; :19
SUPER=01-Kyle Petty/Richard's Son; :45
OUT Q=.......news 7 sports."