Coming up next on News 7 at 11...
A boxer from Martinsville faces drug charges in Henry County, and looses a
bizarre title fight.
The FAA warns airlines about potential problems with Boeing 747's
And how to make sure that Valentine's Day diamond is worth its sparkle.
Plus it could get a little icy tonight... News 7 is next.
A pro-boxer from Martinsville is in trouble both inside, and outside the
Oliver McCall lost his W-B-C heavyweight title bout with Lennox Lewis last
night, after he apparently just stopped fighting.
News 7 has learned McCall now faces drug charges in Henry County.
Sheriff's officials say the grand jury handed down an indictment last week,
charging McCall with cocaine possession.
They haven't been able to serve McCall yet because he's been in Nevada
preparing for last night's fight.
This isn't the first time McCall has been in trouble with area police.
He was charged with driving under the influence and disorderly conduct last
year in Martinsville.
SUPER=03-Las Vegas, NV/Last Night;
In a side note from last night's fight, the Nevada State Athletic Commission
is holding up McCall's three million-dollar purse because of the fighter's lack
Roy Stanley will have comments from McCall later in sports.
One of the victims of an alleged tax scheme met with the Internal Revenue
Service this morning in Staunton.
Boyd Wade says the I-R-S asked him to recount his story.
Wade and some of his co- workers in Rockbridge County have been fined
upwards of 15- hundred dollars for filing amended tax returns.
He says Randall Breeden led them to believe the federal government can't tax
Breeden has refused an on-camera interview with News 7.
But did tell us he agreed to "educate" these people for 150- dollars and 20-
percent of anything the I-R-S returned them.
Wade says the I-R-S would not say what action, if any, they planned to take
in the future.
V-DOT officials are warning motorists to be careful when travelling tonight.
The snow storm from earlier today has caused minor delays on most primary
roads in Rockbridge County, including the I-81 corridor from Winchester to
Moderate delays are on I-64 in Alleghany County and on all roads in Bath
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.; Quick
The winter storm dropped snow from Bristol to Lynchburg.
The New River Valley was the hardest hit with five to six inches.
Most of the main roads in the area stayed clear throughout the day, but wet.
But now freezing temperatures are making some roads slick with ice.
Road crews are still treating secondary roads.
The families of victims who died in the explosion of TWA flight 800 were
allowed to visit the wreckage of the plane today.
VO-NAT 8:00 20:02:33
More than 130 families showed up to tour the giant hanger in Smithtown, New
York, where investigators are putting the plane back together.
IN Q=we have seen
((JOSE CREMADES/VICTIM'S FATHER; WE HAVE SEEN SEATS WITH JUST HALF AN ARMREST
LEFT, THE BACKS ARE COMPLETELY DEMOLISHED, SOME ARE BURNED UPSIDE DOWN, SO YOU
CAN IMAGINE WHAT THAT PLANE HAS GONE THROUGH, YOU IMAGINE AS WELL WHAT THE
PEOPLE WHO WERE SITTING IN THOSE SEATS WENT THROUGH.))
SUPER=01-Jose Cremades/Victim's Father;
OUT Q=passengers went through
Federal investigators say they don't have much new to tell the families, but
they wanted them to see the work they've done, reconstructing the plane.
The FAA is ordering airlines who fly Boeing 747's and 757's to check the
The order came after 8 reports of fuel leaks on 747's, including one that
cause a fire.
The FAA says sealant around electrical wires can deteriorate causing
corrosion, sparks, and possible leaks.
No problems have been reported on 757 planes, but they were included because
they use a similar pump design.
Boeing sent out a memo to plane owners in 1995 with a similar warning.
The body of Pamela Harriman, the U.S. Ambassador to France, was flown home
SUPER=03-Andrews AFB, MD;
Harriman's flag-draped casket arrived at Andrews Air Force Base, where
dignitaries gathered to pay their final respects.
Secretary Of State Madeline Albright called Harriman an American Star.
Harriman died Wednesday in Paris after suffering a stroke.
Her funeral will be held on Thursday, President Clinton will deliver the
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on News 7 at Six--
Danville National Guard Troops gear up for deployment in Bosnia.
And a Roanoke Valley pilot program is saving the state thousands of dollars by
keeping kids at home.
The threat of any more significant snowfall is gone.
Driving conditions were fine while the snow was falling today, but as Eric
mentioned, there is a very good chance of some icing on roadways tonight, as
roads are still very wet, and temperatures are heading for the mid to upper
But first, let's see today's highs and low temperatures around the
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TAPE# 96-108 ; 97-1
National Guardsmen from Danville will be a step closer to Bosnia tomorrow.
The 46- man unit will continue to train at Fort Pickett in Blackstone until
tomorrow when the unit will leave for Fort Benning, Georgia.
Governor Allen is scheduled to speak to the group as part of a farewell
The guardsmen will train in Georgia for two to three weeks before departing
for Bosnia in mid- March.
The national guardsmen are members of the Fire Support Element.
They coordinate and plan artillery support.
A pilot program in the Roanoke Valley is helping families and saving the
state several hundred thousands dollars.
Until recently many children needing emergency mental health care were sent
out of the area to state hospitals.
But a program called "Keeping Our Kids At Home" is offering families
Denise Allen explains how it works.
IN Q=Peter Trudell
SUPER=01-Mary Trudell/Peter's Mom; :10
SUPER=07-Peter Trudell; :33 QUICK!
SUPER=01-Cindy Goldstein/In-Home Counselor; :48
SUPER=01-Dr. Himanshu Patel/Child Psychologist; 1:33
OUT Q=News 7
((Peter Trudell looks like any other eight and a half year old boy.
But his mother says his hyperactivity and his oppositional defiant behavior
disorder made him difficult to handle.
IN Q=The frustration
((MARY TRUDELL/PETER'S MOM: THE FRUSTRATION LEVEL FOR ME WAS JUST INCREDIBLE
AND SO I HAD ASKED FOR HELP WITH THIS BECAUSE I WAS AT MY ROPES' END.))
OUT Q=AT MY ROPES END
Through Blue Ridge Community Services Mary and Peter received in home
A counselor visited five times a week for up to two hours a day.
This intensive in-home care lasts for a month.
SOT TAPE 2 NAT SOT 6:29:33
IN Q=IT HELPED
((PETER TRUDELL: IT HELPED ME TO TALK ABOUT THINGS.))
OUT Q=ABOUT THINGS
SOT TAPE 2 4:45:19
IN Q=PETER WAS AT
((PETER WAS AT A POINT WHERE HE WAS SHOWING A LOT OF ANGER AND THIS HELPED HIM
TO OPEN UP, TO START TALKING ABOUT HIS FEELINGS.))
OUT Q=ABOUT HIS FEELINGS
SOT tape 1 2:19:13
IN Q=WHAT HAPPENS
((CINDY GOLDSTEIN/IN-HOME COUNSELOR: WHAT HAPPENS TO A CHILD AFFECTS THE WHOLE
FAMILY AND VICE VERSA. YOU'RE NOT ONLY HELPING THE CHILD STABILIZE IN WHATEVER
MANNER, BUT HELP MAYBE PARENTING SKILLS.))
OUT Q= MAYBE PARENTING SKILLS
Peter is not alone.
More and more children, many as young as three are in need of mental health
This pilot program runs on a budget of about 170-thousand dollars, but it
has saved the state more than 630-thousand dollars in state hospital costs
during its first year.
The program uses in-home care, inpatient care at the Lewis Gale Psychiatric
Center or day treatment to keep the child close to home.
Dr. Patel bridges the gap between the public and private sectors and says
this program is less traumatic for everyone involved.
SOT tape 1 2:09:54
IN Q=WHICH HAS ALWAYS
((DR. HIMANSHU PATEL/CHILD PSYCHOLOGIST: WHICH HAS ALWAYS BEEN A DRAWBACK OF
THE STATE FACILITIES. THEY'VE ALWAYS BEEN AT A DISTANCE. FAMILIES DON'T HAVE
TRANSPORTATION AND THAT MAKES IT MORE DIFFICULT FOR THE FAMILIES TO GET
INVOLVED WITH THE WHOLE PROGRAM.))
OUT Q= THE WHOLE PROGRAM
Patel says this program helps children get better faster.
Mary Trudell calls the program a Godsend, not only is her son improving, but
she says she's learned a better way to parent him.
Denise Allen News 7.))
After years of devastating and costly floods, Buena Vista is finally getting
The Army Corps of Engineers is in the final stages of completing a
multi-million dollar floodwall in the city.
SUPER=03-Buena Vista/File Tape;
For several years, the corp has been working on the project which will
control water flow and prevent water from backing up into the city.
IN Q=We're about
((JODY BLACKBURN/US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS: WE'RE ABOUT 75 PERCENT COMPLETE.
IT INVOLVES THE CONSTRUCTION OF OVER 5000 FEET OF COMBINATION OF LEVEE AND
SUPER=01-Jody Blackburn/US Army Corps of Engineers;
OUT Q=and flood wall.
Buena Vista has been hit by several floods in the past 30 years.
The wall is designed to take on the greatest flood of record.
IN Q=The biggest floods
((STEPHEN KING/BUENA VISTA ENGINEER: THE BIGGEST FLOODS WE'VE HAD ARE '69
WHICH IS THE BIGGEST FLOOD OF RECORD AND ALSO 1985. THE PROJECT IS TO PROVIDE
PROTECTION FOR THE GREATEST FLOOD OF RECORD WHICH IS 69. ))
SUPER=01-Stephen King/Buena Vista Engineer; QUICK!!!
OUT Q=which in 1969.
To find out more about the floodwall watch On Record tomorrow morning at 11.
Soft Music Under
Coming up, the Vice-President and Russian prime minister get a chilly
reception in Chicago.
and we'll have some tips on for those Valentines gifts.
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The crowd at the Chicago Auto Show wasn't impressed by the guests of honor
Vice President Gore and Russian Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin arrived
40 minutes late, delaying the opening of the show.
They were greeted by a chorus of boos, which continued as they posed for
pictures, and took part in a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Mayor.
They were late because a snowstorm delayed their flight in Washington DCTERMS.
TAPE# net 15:25:33
With less than a week until Valentines Day, you may be thinking about
shopping for that special someone.
But if jewels are on your list, be careful, because some gems aren't what
they're cut out to be.
Maggie Cooper has some tips.
IN Q=It's that time
SUPER=03-Ridgewood, NJ; :00
SUPER=08-Arthur Groom/Gemologist; :09
SUPER=01-Maggie Cooper/Reporting; 1:19
OUT Q=News, New York
Over 75-Hundred fans were at the Roundhouse tonight as the Roanoke Express
skated against the Storm of Toledo.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Express vs Storm; :
The Place was rocking to the moves of the Blue's Brothers.
Roanoke came out with a bang. Dave Stewart gets the puck and scores on
the slap shot from the blue line and the Express took the one to nothing lead.
But Toledo answered that goal when Dennis Purdie picks up the puck in
front of the net and scores and the game was tied at one to one.
The Storm took the lead Aaron Nagy SUPER=38-Toledo/5/Roanoke/3/;takes a
shot that is tipped by Mike Whitton and goes in on the power play Toledo led
the game 3 to 2 and the Storm beats the Express 5 to 3.
The Virginia Cavaliers lost their second straight A-C-C game this afternoon
North Carolina beating the Cavaliers 81 to 57.
SUPER=03-Chapel Hill, NC/ABC SPORTS; :
The Cavaliers needing a win to get above 500 in the conference.
But Carolina's Vince Carter goes to the hoop pounding the boards for the
rebound and stick-back and Carolina led 15 to 14.
Virginia fell behind by four but when Harold Deane pulled up and hit this
three pointer the Cavaliers trailed by one.
Carolina finished the half strong behind Serge Zwikker he scores and the
Tar Heels led at the break 42 to 30.
The Tar Heels came out running to open the second half Harold Jamison gets
out on the break for the jam and a 23 point lead.
Deane was the only fire power the Cavaliers had in the game his jumper
off the glass made it 55 to 36.
Zwikker had one of his better SUPER=33-North
Carolina/81/Virginia/57/;games of the season again hitting the short jumper
and North Carolina beats Virginia 81 to 57.
In other A-C-C action this afternoon, Terrell McIntyre had 21 points three
steals and six assists as Clemson beat Maryland this afternoon 80 to 68.
SUPER=03-Clemson, SC/Tigers vs Terps; :
Gary Williams on the sideline in the second half of the game.
Clemson's McIntyre took control of the game here he hits the three pointer
and the Tigers led 44 to 32.
The next trip down the court Clemson goes to Merrill Code he pulls up and
hits the three and the Tigers led 47 to 32.
Maryland went cold in the second half and with about 12 minutes left this
Keith Booth drive to the hook cut the lead to 10.
But the Tigers went back up by 15 SUPER=33-Clemson/80/Maryland/68/;and
Clemson sweeps the series with Maryland beating the Terps 80 to 68.
David Jackson scored 10 points and Virginia Tech held Fordham to its lowest
point total in 51 years in a 50 to 32 victory today.
After winning their third straight game tech is 13 and 9 overall and six
and four in the Atlantic 10.
In Lexington, The Citadel beat V-M-I this afternoon 81 to 74.
And Hampden-Sydney downed Roanoke 78 to 74 The Maroons losing their fifth
straight ODAC game.
SUPER=03-Pittsburg. PA/FOX SPORTS; :
In Hockey, Detroit's Scotty Bowman has one thousand regular season victories
as a coach reaching the milestone today when Detroit edged Pittsburgh in
For all of the scores lets check the boards.
WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=0098-/Bridgewater/69/j/Emory & Henry/78////Richmond/50/j/William &
SUPER=0098-j/Radford/87//N.C. Asheville/79///j/James Madison/67//George
SUPER=0098-/ODU/73/j/N.C. Wilmington/74////W & L/94/j/E. Mennonite/97/OT//;
SUPER=0098-j/Michigan#13/81//Penn State/64///j/Colorado#15/77//Texas A &
SUPER=0103-j/N.Y. Rangers/5//N.Y. Islanders/2////San Jose/3//Ottawa/3/OT//;
SUPER=0103-/Philadelphia/2/j/New Jersey/4///j/Buffalo/3//Tampa Bay/1///;
OUT Q=....last score."
And coming up, Mike Skinner captures the pole for the Daytona 500 Jay Don
Blake leads the Buick open.
And Oliver McCall talks about his performance in Last night's W-B-C title
bout against Lennox Lewis.
Mike Skinner was in the spot light today at Daytona. The rookie
captured the pole position for next Sunday's Daytona 500 with a speed 189 point
813 miles per hour. Steve Grissom will start on the outside.
SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL/ESPN2; :
Rusty Wallace, one of the fastest cars on the track this morning turned in
the fourth fastest speed of 189 point 179.
For the top 25 times today lets check the boards.
WIPE TO QUALIFYING
SUPER=0107-1. Mike Skinner/189.813/2. Steve Grissom//3. Dale Jarrett//4. Rusty
Wallace//5. Bobby Hillin //;
SUPER=0107-6. John Andretti//7. Ernie Irvan//8. Loy Allen//9. Greg Sacks//10.
SUPER=0107-11. Geoff Bodine//12. Robbie Gordon//13. Dick Trickle//14. Darrell
Waltrip//15. Jimmy Spencer//;
SUPER=0107-16. Bill Elliott//17. Derrike Cope//18. Kenny Wallace//19. Bobby
Labonte//20. Wally Dallenbach//;
SUPER=0107-21. Ricky Rudd//22. Jeff Gordon//23. Sterling Marlin//24. Terry
Labonte//25. Phil Barkdoll//;
OUT Q=.....LAST CAR.
Rick Mast of Rockbridge-Baths qualified 27-th. The remainder of the field
will be decided in the Twin 125 races.
Dale Jarrett was third fastest in today's time trials, and his starting
spot in the Daytona 500 will be decided in next Thursday's qualifying races.
SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL; ;00
But there is now doubt, Jarrett will be the man to beat in the coming days.
He won the Busch Clash last February and then won his second Daytona 500
IN Q="You know...
((DALE JARRETT/TWO-TIME DAYTONA 500 WINNER:))
SUPER=01-Dale Jarrett/Two-Time Daytona 500 Winner; :00
OUT Q=...TO MY LIST."
The Nevada State Athletic Commission is holding Oliver McCall's three
million dollar purse because of his lack of effort in the W-B-C heavyweight
bout with Lennox Lewis.
SUPER=03-Las Vegas, NV/HBO SPORTS; :
After three rounds of the bout it was obvious McCall was not defending
himself. He didn't return to his corner after the third round and he was
inactive in the fourth.
Referee Mills Lane stopped the fight 55 seconds into the fifth round.
But at a news conference this afternoon, McCall said his actions were preparing
him to knock out Lewis and regain the W-B-C title.
IN Q="If Yall...
((OLIVER MCCALL/HEAVYWEIGHT BOXER: ))
SUPER=01-Oliver McCall/Heavyweight Boxer; :
OUT Q= ........Lewis out."
Jay Don Blake's only P-G-A tour victory came at the 1991 Buick Open.
Well, Blake is the leader after today's third round of the tournament in
SUPER=03-San Diego, CA/NBC SPORTS; :
Mark O'Meara is in the hunt again. O'Meara, the second round co leader,
knocked in this 23 foot birdie putt for a one under par 71 and a tie for second
place at 204 with Steve Lowery.
Blake shot a bogey free 66, the best of the day, and he's at 202 14 under
par after three rounds.
He has a two shot lead on O'Meara and Lowery.
A News 7 crew has just arrived at the scene of what appears to be a homicide
in Roanoke County.
Len Besthoff joins us now with somewhat sketchy details.
He got there just moments ago...
Len what can you tell us at this point...
Double Boxes=Eric and Len/Microwave
Roll Cue: right now
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Double Boxes=Eric and Len/Microwave