A renovation project at a Houston, Texas mall leads to death and injury this
And a police chase and crash leaves a baby fighting for its life.
Don't go away the news is next.
Three people are dead after a wall collapsed at a Houston mall.
At least five more were injured.
A Fire department spokesman says the wall collapsed during a renovation
Rescuers are using dogs to search for any more victims that may be buried in
Police in Richmond are looking for two suspects who robbed a bank and shot
The robbery happened about 9:30 this morning at a Nationsbank in the city's
Two people were shot inside the bank, one outside.
They were taken to the Medical College of Virginia Hospital. NO word on
The robbers ran from the bank toward a nearby cemetery.
Police have air and ground units looking for them.
The baby injured when his father's car flipped in Halifax County has been
upgraded from critical to stable condition.
The accident happened yesterday afternoon during a police chase from North
Carolina into Virginia.
Teresa Hamilton has the story.
IN Q=My baby, my baby
SUPER=03-Halifax Co.; :05
SUPER=07-Carrie Slayton; :29
OUT Q=NEWS 7, Halifax County.
IN Q=My baby
((MY BABY, MY BABY, I'M NOT TRYING TO RUN. ))
OUT Q=to run.
It didn't take long for 19- year old Rashawn Crawford of Roxboro, North
Carolina to realize his four month old son may not make it.
The child was injured when Crawford's car flipped on Route 58 in Halifax
Witnesses say the roof of the car apparently struck the infant-- who was
strapped in a safety seat.
Carrie Slayton was one of the first to spot the accident.
IN Q=We said
((CARRIE SLAYTON:WE SAID, OH, MY GOD, WE STOPPED RIGHT THERE IN THE MEDIAN, I
JUST JUMPED OUT, I LEFT MY NEIGHBOR IN THE CAR, AND I RAN OVER HERE. ))
OUT Q=ran over here.
Slayton says the infant's head was bleeding when she pulled the four month
old from the car.
A North Carolina Sheriff's deputy performed CPR before the rescue squad
Authorities may never know how fast Crawford was driving when he crashed,
But Person County Sheriff's deputies, who chased Crawford for about 30-
miles, say at times he appeared to be driving up to 100- miles per hour.
Authorities say Crawford was wanted for larceny of a motor vehicle as well as
other felony charges.
They'd been searching for Crawford for about two months.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Halifax County.))
Crawford's sister and another child were also in the car, but apparently
were not seriously injured.
A powerful explosion has blasted a hole a courthouse in Northern California
The pre-dawn blast shattered windows in the courthouse, and in
at least four other buildings.
There's no word of any injuries.
It's the third recent incident involving explosives in (vah-LAY'-oh)
Vallejo, a city in the San Francisco Bay area.
The search for the so-called John Doe number two in the Oklahoma City
bombing case is over.
The justice department says the sketch of him has has been positively
identified as a Army private who
had NO role in the bombing.
Meanwhile, a victory for the survivors and relatives of the victims.
Scott Pelley reports.
SUPER=04-April 1996; :42
SUPER=01-Scott Pelley/Reporting; :48
OUT Q=cbs nEWS
Jury deliberations have resumed for a third day at the O-J Simpson civil
SUPER=03-Santa Monica, CA;
Yesterday, the panelists requested a photo magnifying glass.
They're believed to be using it
to study pictures of Simpson wearing the same style shoes that left
bloody prints at the crime scene.
In India, ashes of Mohatma Gandhi were scattered into a river on the 49th
anniversary of his assassination.
Hundreds of people watched as Gandhi's great-grandson emptied a copper urn.
In 19-48, his ashes were divided and sent to all the states of India to be
scattered in rivers.
No one knows why, but a portion of the ashes was held back and placed in a
bank safe deposit box.
The last ten years have seen a decline in teenage abortions in Virginia, but
there were still more than two-thousand in the state in 19-95.
Yesterday a state Senate committee passed a bill that would require girls 17
and younger to consult their parents before seeking an abortion.
The bill passed by a vote of 10 to five.
The only exception to the measure is if a girl can convince a judge that she
faces abuse if her parents find out.
IN Q=It's important
((STEVE COLECCHI/VA. CATHOLIC DIOCESE: IT'S IMPORTANT TO OPPOSE ANY AMENDMENT
THAT WOULD ALLOW TEENAGERS TO BYPASS PARENTAL APPROVAL BY GAINING A
GRANDPARENT'S OR AN ADULT SIBLING'S PERMISSION FOR THE ABORTION.))
((JULIE MCCLELLAN/VA. WOMEN ATTORNEYS ASSOC.: THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM IS A
COMPLICATED AND INTRICATE SYSTEM FOR WHICH I ATTENDED SCHOOL... AND START
MAKING MOTIONS LIKE A YOUNG PERRY MASON.))
SUPER=01-Steve Colecchi/Virginia Catholic Diocese; :00
SUPER=01-Julie McClellan/Va. Women Attorneys Association; :10
OUT Q=Perry Mason.
The full Senate and House are expected to sign the bill this year.
Governor George Allen has already said he'd sign a TRUE parental
Frank Helvestine concedes that he was an accessory before the fact in a
fatal car bombing 21 years ago.
But yesterday his attorney argued he cannot be convicted of murder or
Helvestine allegedly helped another man acquire parts for a pipe bomb, and
scouted the location of the car the man planned to damage.
The explosion killed 23- month- old Carrie Mask, who was walking nearby with
But Helvestine was not present when the bomb went off and his attorney says
he did not intend for anyone to be hurt.
A ruling on yesterday's motions is not expected until April.
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Norfolk Southern's chief executive says the company will sit down and meet
with Conrail and C-S-X.
SUPER=03-New York, NY;
David Goode appeared confident the three sides will be able to hammer out
their differences regarding the bidding war between N-S and C-S-X for Conrail.
The two Virginia railroads want to acquire Conrail because of its stronghold
in the northeast.
IN Q=The vital thing
((DAVID GOODE/NS CEO: THE VITAL THING IS THAT NOT ONLY FOR NORFOLK SOUTHERN,
BUT FOR THE SHIPPERS IN THE EAST AND FOR THE PUBLIC INTEREST IN THE UNITED
STATES, IS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE FAIR MARKET ACCESS FOR EVERYBODY, THAT WE
HAVE A COMPETITIVE SOLUTION THAT IS BALANCED. AND THE BEST WAY TO DO THAT IS A
NORFOLK SOUTHERN ACQUISITION OF CONRAIL.))
SUPER=01-David Goode/Norfolk Southern CEO;
OUT Q=of Conrail.
Goode would NOT disclose where the three railroads will meet.
Today's edition of the "Journal of Commerce" reports they will get together
in Washington DCTERMS.
Radford's Army Ammunition plant recalled about 75 laid- off workers this
month due to an increase in orders.
But even that has not been enough to prevent overtime hours.
Some workers have complained that 16- hour shifts pose safety risks.
Plant manager Ken Dolph says the overtime has been needed over the last
couple of weeks to meet deadlines.
Dolph says the arsenal will respond to the safety concerns by providing
extra break periods and seeking volunteers from other areas of the plant.
Lynchburg is reaping some of the benefits of the Governor's travels.
Governor George Allen was in the Hill City as Ericsson Incorporated
announced a 33-million dollar deal to build radio dispatching equipment for the
Korean National Police.
The groundwork was laid out during the governor's Far East trade mission in
Allen stressed to the Koreans that the Ericsson radios would actually be
built in Lynchburg.
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN ))
OUT Q=OBLIGATION OF RECIPROCITY.
The contract will NOT create any new jobs at the Lynchburg facility.
Don't trust those tar and nicotine figures on cigarette packs.
That's the message from scientists who have found that smokers get far
higher doses of tar, nicotine and carbon monoxide than tobacco companies
Even the listings on packs of so-called "light" cigarettes are
said to be understated.
The research was done for the state of Massachusetts, which plans to
release the findings at a hearing today.
A tobacco industry lawyer disputes the findings.
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal
Some Virginians take their fishing very seriously.
So much so that coming between a fisherman and his catch could soon be a
class three misdemeanor.
Ellen Qualls reports.
IN Q=Sport and
SUPER=01-Del. Glenn Croshaw/(D) Virginia Beach; :22
SUPER=01-Karen Karvelis/Animal Rights Activist; :46
SUPER=01-Ed Rhodes/Virginia Bass Federation; 1:02
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
(( Sport and commercial fishermen have reeled in support from all 100 members
of the House of Delegates.
That's strong opposition to the animal rights group PETA.
Nude protests, Hollywood stars, and paint- stained fur coats are its
So when the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals moved its
headquarters to Norfolk, its activists started baiting the fishing community.
sot 12:42:34 BABB TAPE ONE
((DEL. GLENN CROSHAW/D-VIRGINIA BEACH: WELL IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING ANECDOTALLY
THAT THERE'VE BEEN SEVERAL EPISODES OVER ON THE EASTERN SHORE. I THINK THERE'S
BEEN ONE ARREST TO DATE UNDER THE RECKLESS BOATING STATUTE THAT WE PASSED IN
THE SPECIAL SESSION. BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, I THINK IT IS VITALLY IMPORTANT
THAT WE SAY TO PETA "WE WANT TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS TO FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION,
BUT WE'RE NOT GOING TO TOLERATE YOUR INTERFERENCE WITH WHAT WE CONSIDER TO BE A
sot 15:00:04 BABB TAPE ONE
((KAREN KARVELIS/ANIMAL RIGHTS ACTIVIST: A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE AFRAID OF PETA,
THE HUNTERS ARE TOO. THAT'S WHY THEY HAD A BILL PASSED ABOUT THREE YEARS AGO
THAT NONE OF THE PETA PEOPLE OR ANYONE CAN HARASS HUNTERS. AND THEY'RE THE
ONES WITH THE GUNS.))
sot BABB TAPE TWO 09:00:43
((ED RHODES/VA. BASS FEDERATION: I DON'T THINK WE'RE AFRAID. I THINK IT'S
JUST THE INTENT AND THE MEDIA RELATIONS THAT THE ANIMAL RIGHTS ACTIVISTS WANT
TO ACCOMPLISH FROM DISRUPTING THE TOURNAMENTS.))
It's only fair.
Hunters and trappers are already protected from protest in Virginia law.
Maybe the anti-fishing activists can cast a wider net in the Senate.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
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Students at the Lincoln Terrace Saturn Network got the chance to learn about
communication the old- fashioned way.
Storytelling may not be as modern as surfing the 'net, but children still
IN Q=You get back
(( CONNIE GOEHLE/LINCOLN TERRACE SATURN NETWORK: YOU GET BACK TO THE BASICS
WITH KIDS AND LET THEM KNOW THAT THEY'VE BEEN STORYTELLERS ALL THEIR LIVES AND
THEY WILL BE FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES. STORIES ARE SUCH AN INTRICATE PART
OF WHO WE ARE AS HUMAN BEINGS.))
SUPER=01-Connie Goehle/Lincoln Terrace Saturn Network;
OUT Q=human beings
"The Healing Force" dons traditional African garb and plays authentic
African music to teach children about their culture.
((GAIL ANDERSON/"THE HEALING FORCE": PEOPLE RESPOND SO READILY TO IT, PEOPLE
OF ALL AGES. LITTLE, TINY CHILDREN WHO MAY NOT EVEN UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING
THAT'S GOING ON, BUT THEY'LL GET SOMETHING OUT OF THE STORY. ))
((JOHN CROSS/4TH GRADER: What did you think about the storytelling? Did you
learn anything? NEVER TO GO OFF WITHOUT TELLING YOUR PARENTS. ))
SUPER=01-Gail Anderson/"The Healing Force";
SUPER=01-John Cross/4th Grader; :11
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A-O Smith has sold its automotive division, including its new plant in
The company expects that the sale to Tower Automotive of Minnesota will be
reasonably transparent for its 55 employees here.
The plant, which makes heavy truck frame rails, went on line last fall.
A-O Smith says it's getting out of the automotive supply business because
the trend is toward companies that can go global and follow manufacturers
wherever they set up shop.
That required a capital investment A-O Smith was not willing to make.
TAPE#net (edit of ICE-96)
The Roanoke Express shutout the Knoxville Cherokees last night.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Express vs Cherokees;
Roanoke led 3 to nothing after one period.
Late in the second period Jeff Jablonski fires the shot.
It barely crosses the line to make it four to nothing.
Then with less than two minutes left in the second Chris Lipsett fires the
SUPER=38-Roanoke/5/Knoxville/0;puck just inside the blue line. It hits Tim
Christian in the face and goes in the net.
The Express wins it 5 to nothing.
On the football front, Bill Parcells cannot coach another N-F-L team next
season without permission from the Patriots.
N-F-L Commissioner Paul Tagliabue made the ruling last night saying Parcells
can stay in New England, or pursue other non-coaching jobs.
The only way he will be allowed to move on and coach the Jets, as had been
rumored for several weeks, is if the Pats let him out of his contract.
TAPE#net (edit of tb97-1)
The Virginia Tech women's team suffered a heart breaking 54-to-52 loss to the
University of Massachusetts last night.
Former Byrd star Sherry Banks lines up her shot and rips the nylon to give
Tech a 6-to-2 lead.
U-Mass would come right back as Alison MacFarland gets the pass and drives in
for the hoop to give Massachusetts a 3 point lead.
U-Mass kept up the pressure.
Tech's Kim Seaver would help bring the Lady Hokies back, but U-Mass pulls off
the 2 point win topping Tech 54-to-52.
Dennis Rodman continues to serve his eleven game suspension for kicking a
photographer and he is getting counseling from the Reverend Jesse Jackson.
Jackson says he does NOT condone Rodman actions, but he believes the
dyed-hair one has suffered enough for his bad behavior.
Jackson plans to ask the N-B-A to reinstate him immediately.
It's not exactly lions and tigers and bears.
These three animals are usually predators, but a zoo near Bangkok is running
A tiger, a pig and two puppies live together from a very young age to
determine how wild animals react.
At the moment the pig is the most aggressive of the animals.
The tiger likes to snuggle
with the pig and the puppies.