(( TONIGHT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME... THE MAN WHO DUBBED HIMSELF THE "PHANTOM AIR
TRAFFIC CONTROLLER--" WILL NOT GET ANOTHER COURT HEARING.
IN RICHMOND THE SENATE MAKES FAST WORK OF THE PARENTAL NOTIFICATION BILL. ))
OUT Q=parental notification bill.
TOP STORY GRAPHIC 11004
It's Monday February Third-- our Top Story
((RATHER THAN GOING IN AND SAYING THAT IS WHAT IS RIGHT FOR YOU, WE LISTENED TO
OUR CITIZENS AND FOUND WHAT IS THE BEST SOLUTION FOR THEM. ))
OUT Q=for them.
Roanoke City Council gives the okay to a buyout plan for Garden City
residents who live in areas prone to flooding.
Good Evening, You're watching NEWS-7 Primetime on WEFC.
I'm Connie Stevens.
Flood damage in the summer of 1995 encouraged Roanoke officials and Garden
City residents to work together.
Forty properties sustaining heavy damage are part of a voluntary buy-out
Joe Dashiell reports on today's developments.
IN Q=Residents of Garden City
SUPER=03-Roanoke/June 28, 1995; :00
SUPER=01-Bill Clark/Roanoke Public Works Director; :09
SUPER=01-Linda Wyatt/Roanoke City Council; :42
OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke
((Heavy Rains and fast water have been frequent visitors to Garden City...
but the flooding that occurred on June 28th, 1995 was especially damaging.
IN Q=The Garden City neighborhood
((BILL CLARK/PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR: THE GARDEN CITY NEIGHBORHOOD EXPERIENCED
OVER FOUR INCHES OF RAIN IN ABOUT A ONE HOUR TIME FRAME. A STORM CLOUD JUST SAT
OVER THAT VALLEY AND DUMPED. AND WATER TO A DEPTH AND VELOCITY THIS COMMUNITY
HADN'T SEEN BEFORE.))
OUT Q=hadn't seen before.
With a combination of federal, state and local money... the city is now
moving to purchase and demolish more than 40 buildings located in the flood
It's a voluntary program. No one will be forced to move from their homes.
City Council member Linda Wyatt says it's been a long time coming.
IN Q=The citizens
((LINDA WYATT/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: THE CITIZENS IN GARDEN CITY ARE TO BE
COMMENDED. THEY WORKED WITH THE CITY GOVERNMENT TO MAKE GOOD POSITIVE
SOLUTIONS. I DIDN'T GET ONE ANGRY OR HOSTILE WORD FROM ANYBODY. THEY JUST
WANTED HELP AND THE CITY RESPONDED AND THEY RESPONDED IN KIND BY BEING PROBLEM
SOLVERS INSTEAD OF PROBLEM DELIVERERS.))
OUT Q=instead of problem deliverers.
The property must be assessed by independent appraisers, before the city
will make any offers to owners.
And residents who decide to move will be able to negotiate the timing of
their departure, but city officials say the first residents could be heading
for higher ground within six months.
Joe Dashiell news 7 Roanoke))
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O.J. Simpson's attorneys have lost their latest effort to end his wrongful
The judge today rejected a bid for a mistrial-- stemming from the dismissal
of a juror Friday.
The re-configured jury had its first full day of deliberations in the
civil case today.
IN Q=At the very
((LUKE MCKISACK/ATTORNEY: AT THE VERY MINIMUM THE FACT THAT THEY HAVE TO DO IT
AGAIN, AND LISTEN TO THEMSELVES, LIKE AN ECHO OF WHAT THEY SAID FOR SEVERAL
DAYS, THAT'S GOT TO BE VERY TAXING ON THE HUMAN SPIRIT. I THINK THEY NEEDED
THE WEEKEND TO GET TO TODAY. BECAUSE THEY LOOKED DRAINED ON FRIDAY.))
SUPER=01-Luke McKisack/Attorney; :
OUT Q=on Friday.
****CONNIE AUDIO ON CART*****
Meantime as the wait for a verdict continues-- t-shirts worn on the
courthouse steps are becoming more graphic....and games played on the lawn more
Scrabble players say they're playing the Simpson way-- with allowable
words like DNA, Blood, Gloves and Liar.
IN Q=We cheated NAT SOUND
((WE CHEATED! WE DID IT THE O.J. WAY.))
OUT Q=OJ way, NAT SOUND
Rodney Bo-cook-- the "phantom air traffic controller" will not get another
chance to argue his case in court.
A federal judge says there's "no basis for him to reconsider" the eight-
year sentence he gave Bocook for terrorizing pilots trying to take off and land
In an interview last year with the 30-year old convict at the federal
prison in Beckley, West Virginia, Bocook said one of the prosecutors assured
him he would serve no more than TWO years.
Judge Samuel Wilson points out Bocook told the court- -under oath- -that no
one had made any promises to him other than those in the written plea
A 21-year old Roanoke man has been indicted for setting half a dozen fires
in his own southeast neighborhood.
Douglas Ray Letchford is accused- -in one case- -with torching a shed.
The rest of the buildings were houses, and at least one was occupied when
the fire started.
Nobody got hurt.
The other houses set ablaze in November and December on Stewart and Dale
Avenues Southeast were UNoccupied.
Letchford has no RECORD of setting fires.
The motive is unclear.
GRAPHIC=drug bust (pot)
A van load of marijuana heading for Richmond was confiscated in Wytheville
Two men from Texas were detoured when a sheriff's deputy pulled them over
The officer suspected a drunk driver when he stopped the vehicle.
When the two men inside gave conflicting stories, he called for a drug-
sniffing dog to search the van.
The search turned up about 40 pounds of pot, packaged in dryer sheets,
plastic wrap and moth balls.
((WAYNE PIKE/WYTHE CO. SHERIFF: THIS IS THE THIRD TIME IN LESS THAN A YEAR
WE'VE INTERDICTED OR INTERCEPTED A LARGE LOAD OF ILLEGAL DRUGS. TWO OTHER VANS
LOADED HEAVILY WITH IT. ))
OUT Q=heavily with it.
The suspects face various state and federal drug and weapons charges.
They're each being held on 50 thousand dollars bond.
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Ahead in the newscast- now that V-M-I is admitting women, what's in store
for the V-WIL program at Mary Baldwin College?
And for years the bridge that spans the James River in Eagle Rock has been
deemed unsafe-- but some residents are hoping there's an alternative to tearing
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It took two decades to get it to the floor-- Virginia's Senate passed it
in ten minutes.
Only those against parental notification for minor abortions bothered to
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IN Q=In the past
((SEN. JANET HOWELL: IN THE PAST, MR. PRESIDENT, I HAVE VOTED FOR A PARENTAL
NOTIFICATION BILL. I DID IT FOR A BILL THAT I VIEWED AS COMPASSIONATE. THIS
BILL MR. PRESIDENT IS PUNITIVE.))
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((SEN. JANE WOODS: IT PAINS ME NOT TO BE ABLE TO VOTE FOR THIS BILL, BUT THIS
BILL DOES NOT WORK FOR FAMILIES THROUGHOUT THE COMMONWEALTH.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Janet Howell/(D) Reston; :00
SUPER=01-Sen. Jane Woods/(R) Fairfax; :12
OUT Q=the Commonwealth.
But on a 26 to 14 vote, the bill passed.
If the same version passes House scrutiny, Governor Allen says he's eager to
sign it into law.
In other news from Richmond-- legislators mulled over what to do with Mary
Baldwin's V-WIL program now that Virginia Military Institute will soon be going
The House Appropriations Committee is pushing to phase out the Virginia
Women's Institute for Leadership at Mary Baldwin over a four year period.
But Senate budget writers have stuck with the Governor -- providing full
SOT TAPE ONE 02:15:11
IN Q=I don't
((SEN. CHARLES HAWKINS/R-CHATHAM: I DON'T THINK THAT HAS BEEN GIVEN ENOUGH
OPPORTUNITY TO BE ABLE DETERMINE THE VIABILITY OF THAT PROGRAM OR NOT. AND
JUST TO THROW IT OUT BECAUSE OF THAT SCHOOL DECISION I THINK WOULD BE
SUPER=01-Sen. Charles Hawkins/(R) Chatham;
Budget negotiators will work out the differences later this week.
Both money committees outdid Governor Allen in money for college professors,
teachers, and state workers.
SOT tape one 02:11:46
((SEN. MADISON MARYE/D-SHAWSVILLE: IT'S GOING TO TAKE SOME TIME TO BUILD IT
BACK UP TO WHERE WE SHOULD HAVE IT. BUT I THINK THAT WE TOOK A STEP IN THE
sot TAPE ONE 02:00:41
((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: I'M VERY HAPPY. WE HAVE AGAIN RENEWED OUR COMMITMENT TO
OUT Q=to education. quick out
A Roanoke man is making news at the state capitol.
Tom Hopkins knew he was in for a rough ride when the Governor appointed him
acting head of the state Department of Environmental Quality last June.
But despite threats to the contrary, a House committee dominated by
Democrats confirmed Hopkins as director of the embattled agency today.
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IN Q=We have
((WE HAVE TAKEN FOUR AGENCIES, SLAMMED THEM TOGETHER, REGIONALIZED,
DE-CENTRALIZED, EMPOWERED THE REGION, PUT OUR WATER, WASTE, AND AIR PEOPLE
UNDER ONE ROOF. SO IT WOULD BE AN AMAZING CIRCUMSTANCE IF WE DIDN'T HAVE SOME
SORT OF MORALE PROBLEMS.))
SUPER=01-Tom Hopkins/Acting DEQ Director;
OUT Q=morale problems.
Hopkins still faces full House approval.
The real insult may have come from his fellow Republicans.
The day after the fall elections, a GOP- dominated Senate committee demanded
Hopkins report back with solutions to recent criticisms.
Twenty-two years ago, the Virginia Department of Transportation decided the
Bridge that connects the Botetourt County community of Eagle Rock to Route 220
needed to be removed.
The sixty-three year old bridge is one of just two ways in and out of town.
Residents met tonight to formulate a plan to convince VDOT to build a new
bridge in place of the old one.
They say removal of the bridge will add five to 10 minutes to the 40 miinute
drive to Roanoke.
IN Q=A matter of inconvenience
((ROBERT MCRAE: A MATTER OF INCONVENIENCE, BUT THAT'S NO LITTLE THING, PEOPLE
GOING TO AND FROM WORK-- IT'S GOING TO BE VERY INCONVENIENT, TO SAY THE LEAST,
BUT IT GOES BEYOND INCONVENIENCE.))
SUPER=01-Robert McRae/Eagle Rock Resident;
Residents also say their neighbors' safety is at issue-- if the bridge is
IN Q=Rescue Squad
((LEE MUNDY: RESCUE SQUAD ON, IF IT'S CLOSED, THE SQUAD WILL HAVE TO TAKE A 4
MILE DETOUR--IN THE CASE OF A HEART PATIENT, THAT COULD COST A LIFE.))
SUPER=01-Lee Mundy/Eagle Rock Resident;
OUT Q=cost a life
According to current state plans, the bridge could be torn down in 6 to 12
The Eagle Rock community hasn't ruled out court action to delay the
An Amherst County man drowned last night when he accidentally drove a car
into a swimming pool.
57-year-old John Hartless was found dead around ten-thirty in the backyard
pool of a Nelson County home. Police found him alone in the passenger
seat of a friend's car, with his left foot on the accelerator.
Authorities say apparently Hartless was waiting alone in the car for his
friend, who had entered the house.
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Tonight on Primetime Sports-- Mike has hoops highlights from both Men's and
Women's games throughout the Commonwealth--
But first-- 45 states are being represented in Canada for the WInter Special
Olympics-- one of the athletes is from Rockbridge County-- that story when
NEWS-7 PRIMETIME returns.
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The 1997 Special Olympics World Winter Games got underway at the Skydome
One of the competitors is a skier from Natural Bridge.
The Opening Ceremonies began last night, and marching along in the fanfare
was 17-year-old Tina Camden.
The Rockbridge County native is there to ski in the womens' slalom, giant
slalom and downhill events... and was the ONLY delegate from Virginia chosen
for the Games.
Camden is one of two-thousand athletes from 75 countries who have traveled
to Canada to compete.
It's the largest international multi-sporting event in the world this year.
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including our Video of the Day...
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In Health news today-- more possible benefits from moderate alcohol use.
A warning to women about cardiac care.
And the latest on organ donations.
IN Q=Researchers studying
OUT Q= US households.
(( Researchers studying men, and writing in the journal "Circulation" say a
couple of drinks a day could mean less artery disease in the legs.
Previous studies said moderate drinking reduces the risk of circulatory
problems in the brain and heart.
But doctors caution the key is moderation.
They say occasional drinkers shouldn't increase their alcohol intake.
A new survey of women-- finds more than half believe mistakenly that
their risk of dying of a heart attack is equal to or lower than their risk of
dying of breast cancer.
In fact, women are five times more likely to die of heart attacks then
Another study out today on organs donated for transplant--
At least 20-percent of donated organs are turned down by hospitals for
non-medical reasons: such as, no transplant team on duty.
U.S. Health Officials play down this report, instead talking up the organ
donor cards you'll find accompanying your federal income tax forms now in the
mail to 70-million U.S. Households.))
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Don't think we haven't noticed that for some reason the most compelling
video-- shot 'round the world so often originates from our neighbors in the Far
IN Q=Nat Sound
SUPER=75-Tokyo, Japan; :00
SUPER=75-Springfield, MO; :
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IN Q=Nat sound
OUT Q=Nat sound
For instance, take a look at these kids in this Tokyo nursery school--
they had a nasty shock when efforts to educate them about ancient traditions
didn't go too smoothly.
IN Q=NAT SOUND screaming
It was an innocent plan-- all part of an annual festival--
Eventually, the children did catch on-- and threw beans at the devils as
tradition dictates-- they also had to shout "Demons Out! Fortune In"
IN Q=NAT SOUND
OUT Q=NAT SOUND
Now if you're one who insists that the video of the day must occasionally
originate in this country...we can accommodate you.
Check out this nifty way to pass some time-- playing poker on the bottom of
Smokers and gabby people are automatically shut out of this game.
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Tonight on PrimeTime sports here on WEFC - men's college basketball
highlights from the VMI and Radford, plus women's hoops from Tech and College
SUPER=03-Foxboro, MA; ;00
But up front this evening, the Patriots immediately took care of Bill
Parcells departure by naming Pete Carroll the team's new head coach.
Carroll was the 49ers defensive coordinator this past season. He also is a
former head coach of the Jets
Now the numbers.
WIPE TO SCORES
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SUPER=0098-/E. Mennonite///Hampden-Sydney//No Report//j/St.
OUT Q=....last score."
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We start on the college hard wood. VMI topped Souther Conference rival
Appalachian State 78-65 tonight in Lexington.
SUPER=03-Lexington/Mountaineers vs. Keydets; :00
The Keydets were all business as they put on their game faces for this
battle with a 6th conference win on their minds.
In the first half, Maurice Spencer collecting the ball on the slow break
and snapping the nylon from the perimeter. he had 13 first half points.
Matt Matheney would then grab the rebound and put it back out to Darryl
Faulkner for the three point bomb that falls.
On the break, Faulkner finds Jason Bell for the easy lay up and the keydets led
44-31 late in the first half.
Much of the same in the second half. Spencer going hard to the iron with the
left hand. He scores and VMI improves to 6 and 3 in the conference and 10 and
11 overall with the 78-65 win.
The Radford Highlanders picked up a much needed Big South Conference win
tonight as they top Maryland Baltimore County 81-to-66.
SUPER=03-Radford/UMBC vs. Radford; :00
The Highlanders rolled into the Dedmon Dome having lost their last two Big
But tonight they would not be denied as Anthony leads the break, Corey Reed
gets the no-look touch pass to Eric Bowens, who muscles his way to the hoop
scoring off the glass.
Walker, the senior guard who has been struggling with his shooting eye,
bottoms out this three pointer to give Radford a 9 point lead.
The Retrievers would get within 3 one time in the opening half, but Radford
wins it 81-to-66 to hand UMBC its 18th loss of the year.
Radfordis now 10-and-10 on the year and 4-and-4 in the Big South.
The Virginia Cavaliers women's basketball team picked up another win tonight
on the road.
This evening the Lady Cavs top Maryland 73 to 49.
SUPER=03-College Park, MD/HTS;:00
Veteran Maryland coach Chris Weller knew her team would have to find a way to
stop Tora Suber to win tonight.
Last Monday night the UVa guard scored a career high 35 points, tonight she
helped break open a close game scoring on the 3-on-2 fast break.
Maryland would so a decent job of Suber holding her to 14, but DeMya Walker
crushed the Terrapins. First, she nails the nice pull-up jumper.
Then watch her rebound Suber's miss, score on the jumper and draw the foul.
She would convert the 3 point play.
And keep it rolling in the second half. Walker scores 22 points and gets 12
rebounds as Virginia beats Maryland 73-to-49 to move to 16 and 4 on the year.
Virginia will be in Blacksburg Thursday night playing Tech.
Tonight the Lady Hokies got a much needed win as they beat Fordham 63-to-61.
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Fordham vs. Virginia Tech; :00
Injuries have forced Carol Alfano's team to play shorthanded all season long.
But tonight the Hokies came together with Stacy Brown zipping the pass to
Katie O'Connor for the bucket to tie the game at 32-all.
Floyd's Lynette Nolley, one of the walking wounded this year, comes in and
drills the turnaround jumper.
Senior Sherry Banks would then get the ball and drive all the way in for the
hoop for 2 her 11points as Tech wins it 63-to-61.
Kim Seaver, the Atlantic 10 Freshman of the week had 14 points and 16
rebounds for Tech tonight.
GRAPHIC=hall of fame
Last night at this time the Salem-Roanoke Valley baseball hall of Fame was
welcoming five new members.
SUPER=03-Salem/Last Night; ;00
Longtime area coaches Alvin Hall and Posey Oyler were inducted along with
former pitcher Shannon Hardwick, former catcher Ed Ott and the last man to win
a minor league title in Salem, Steve Demeter.
Jay Johnstone was the guest speaker, and he and Ott had this to say about the
inter-league play coming up this season in the Majors.
IN Q="I DEFINITELY...
((ED OTT/PLAYED 9 YEARS IN THE MAJORS:))
((JAY JOHNSTONE/102 CAREER HOMERS IN THE MAJORS:))
SUPER=01-Ed Ott/Played 9 Years in the Majors; ;00
SUPER=01-Jay Johnstone/102 Career Homers in the Majors; :19
OUT Q=...LET'S DO IT."
Finally tonight-- Being perfect is a hard feat-- especially in the sports
A no-hitter in baseball is rare and in golf, a hole- in- one is difficult,
but on Sunday a member of the University of Nebraska bowling team accomplished
something never done before on a bowling alley...three perfect games in a row.
Nebraska Sophomore Jeremy Sonnefeld bowled a 900 in three games during a
SUPER=01-Jeremey Sonnefeld/Bowler; :03
OUT Q=my way-- (quick out)
The American Bowling Congress will be notified of the record.
It's the first 900 ever bowled in an official sanctioned event.
There's more news--coming up in 30-minutes...Here's what
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SUPER=76-Same Sex Marriages;
Some Delegates in Richmond are proposing a bill NOT to recognize same sex
marriages in Virginia.
SUPER=77-Baby Times Three
Also-- we'll introduce you to the new mother of triplets-- the
surprise...she's 50 years old.
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NEWS-7 Primetime, goodnight.
Jean Jadhon will be along in half an hour on WDBJ-7. Thanks for watching