One person is dead following a shooting in Giles County tonight.
Sheriff's investigators say a woman was shot shortly before eight.
It happened in a mobile home off route 460 near the entrance to Mountain
Officials say at this point it appears the shooting was an accident.
IN Q=A WHITE
((A WHITE FEMALE APPROX 20-22 YEARS WAS FOUND DECEASED.. THERE WERE TWO
INDIVIDUALS IN THE HOME. THE INVESTIGATION IS CONTINUING))
SUPER=01-Willie Lucas/Giles County Investigator;
OUT Q=IS CONTINUING
Police are not releasing details.
So far no one's been charged.
A suspicious death this morning in the Buffalo Mountain section of Floyd
The Floyd County Sheriff's department discovered a body at a home on route
Police are not releasing any information behind the death but both state
police and local authorities are on the lookout for a car missing from the
Authorities are awaiting autopsy results and are still investigating.
One person is dead after two cars collided earlier tonight on one of
Danville's busiest roads.
It happened around seven p.m. on Route 58 in front of Westover Baptist
Police say 18 year old Mary Bailey apparently pulled her station wagon into
the path of a Mercury Tracer.
Witnesses say Bailey was crossing the road on her way to church.
A passenger in the station wagon was killed.
Police say 15 year old John Paul Bailey died later at the hospital.
Three other people were also injured in the Tracer, but the extent of their
injuries is not known.
The accident tied up traffic for more than an hour.
The man who led China out of economic ruin has died.
(Dung Schao Ping) Deng Xiaoping put China on the road to a market econonmy
by opening the nation to the outside world.
((MADELEINE ALBRIGHT/SECRETARY OF STATE: DENG XIAOPING PLAYED THE ROLE IN
NORMALIZING U.S. CHINA RELATIONS. HE IS TO BE REMEMBERED FOR THAT AND FOR THE
VERY IMPORTANT PART THAT PLAYED FOR THE UNITED STATES.))
SUPER=01-Madeleine Albright/Secretary of State;
OUT Q=for the United States."
While leding China (Dung) Deng led the nation toward a market economy BUT
he also approved the bloody crackdown at Tianennman square.
(Dung shao Ping) was 92.
The first inside look today at how the government made its case against
Oklahoma Bombing suspect Timothy McVeigh.
At a pre-trial hearing today, an FBI agent said by three P-M the day of
SUPER=03-Junction City, KS;
the bombing he was sent to this Ryder truck rental outlet in Kansas.
((JOHN WALSH/CBS NEWS CONSULTANT: THEY MOVED VERY QUICKLY. THEY MOVED VERY
EFFECTIVELY AND IT'S REALLY QUITE AN IMPRESSIVE PIECE OF WORK BY THEM.))
SUPER=01-John Walsh/CBS News Consultant;
OUT Q=OF WORK BY THEM."
SUPER=03-Oklahoma City, OK/April, 1995;
Agents used a part number on an axle assembly found near the bomb site to
trace the truck that held the bomb.
A mechanic gave a detailed description of who rented the truck resulting in
this sketch- a man with a distinctive chin.
((SCOTT MENDELHOFF/GOV'T PROSECUTOR: WITNESSES HAVE BEEN ABSOLUTELY CONSISTENT
IN THEIR TESTIMONY OF THE PERSON WHO RENTED THE RYDER TRUCK APRIL SEVENTH WAS
DEFINITELY TIM MCVEIGH.))
SUPER=01-Scott Mendelhoff/Gov't Prosecutor;
OUT Q=definitely Tim McVeigh."
But defense attorneys for McVeigh are trying to show that the witnesses
memories are tainted by watching T-V coverage of McVeigh's arrest.
McVeigh's attorneys are also trying to discredit the use of handwriting the
government may have used to link the truck rental forms to McVeigh.
A shootout at a school in Alaska-
SUPER=03-Bethel, AK/KYUK Video;
An eleveth grader walked into the school and opened fire-
Bullets struck the principal and three other students.
Other teens jumped out of windows to escape.
The principal died at the hospital shortly after. One of the three students
is still hospitalized. The other two were released.
Alaska State Troopers were able to talk the teen into giving up his gun
Parents and teachers concerned about overcrowded schools say Bedford County
isn't doing enough about the problem.
Last night, supervisors voted NOT to apply for a 3 and a half million dollar
state education loan.
The money would have paid for design plans and the necessary land for two
new elementary schools.
Parents say the rejection could set the process back another year, and it's
something they'll hold board members accountable for in November.
IN Q=I think they're
((DEBBY ALLEN/PTA COALITION: I THINK THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO DEFEND THEIR
POSITION, BECAUSE WE'RE TALKING ABOUT A NEED THAT'S A CONCRETE NEED. ... AND
THE STUDENTS SUFFER.))
SUPER=01-Debby Allen/PTA Coalition; :00
OUT Q=the students suffer.
Educators say the county can't keep growing- They say something must give.
IN Q=If the board
((DR. JOHN KENT/SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: IF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DOES NOT
WANT TO BUILD NEW SCHOOLS, THEN WHAT THEY NEED TO DO IS NOT APPROVE RESIDENTIAL
SUPER=01-John Kent/School Superintendent; :00
OUT Q=approve residential development.
Kent says Bedford County is the fastest growing area west of Richmond, but
also spends the least amount of money per student.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on News 7 at 11, the Supreme Court gives separate victories to
abortion clinic protestors and police today
And we'll tell you what a developer wants to do with a Roanoke landmark.
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People who protest at abortion clinics are claiming victory over a Supreme
The justices say protestors CAN confront patients on public sidewalks- as
long as they stay at least 15 feet away from clinic entrances.
Also today a ruling that could affect you if you're pulled over by police.
The court says police can order everyone out of car during a traffic stop.
The justices says an officers safety outweights minimal intrusion on
The 1997 General Assembly is grinding toward a weekend deadline.
Fights over appointing judges foreshadow a long weekend.
Budget negotiators gave themselves an extension.
Debate was put off today on parental notification.
But finally, both chambers signed a bill banning assisted suicide in
Consolidating two slightly different versions could still de-rail the ban,
but it finally puts the legislature on record.
IN Q=I think
((DEL. BILL MIMS/R-LOUDOUN CO.: I THINK THAT THIS TELLS SOMEONE LIKE DR.
KEVORKIAN OR THE DR. KEVORKIAN WANNA-BES THAT ARE OUT IN SOME OTHER STATES,
YOU'RE NOT WELCOMED IN VIRGINIA. IT'S IMPORTANT TO KNOW THAT VIRGINIA ALREADY
HAS A DEATH WITH DIGNITY ACT.))
SUPER=01-Del. Bill Mims/(R) Loudoun Co.;
OUT Q=dignity act.
The ban calls for a 10-thousand dollar civil penalty for assisting one
suicide -- a one hundred-thousand dollar fine for a second.
Amendments making it tougher- failed in the House.
SOT earl tape 15:58:56
IN Q=Please send
((DEL. BOB MARSHALL/R-MANASSAS: PLEASE SEND A MESSAGE TO SENIOR VIRGINIANS.
WE DO LOVE YOU, WE DON'T THINK THAT GIVE THEM MARIJUANA, GIVE THEM DEATH IS THE
WAY TO PROCEED.))
sot earl tape 16:00:45
((HOUSE SPEAKER TOM MOSS/D-NORFOLK: IT'S YOUR FUNERAL. NOT MINE. NO PUN
SUPER=01-Del. Bob Marshall/(R) Manassas; :00
SUPER=01-Tom Moss/House Speaker; :12
OUT Q=intended there.
Michigan chose a criminal penalty over a civil one for assisted suicide.
But NO Michigan jury has enforced it against Dr. Jack Kevorkian.
It's one signature away from the history books.
27 years of debate over Virginia's state song now rest on Governor Allen's
The Senate cast the final vote to retire "Carry Me Back to Old Virginia" to
"state song (E-Merit-us) emeritus" status.
IN Q=In the new
((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS/D-ROANOKE: IN THE NEW DOMINION I THINK IT'S TIME TO MOVE
FORWARD... BROAD CONSENSUS.))
((SEN. EMMETT HANGER/R-AUGUSTA CO.: THERE ARE MANY THAT WOULD HAVE PREFERRED
THAT IT REMAIN THE OFFICIAL STATE SONG WITHOUT COMPROMISING IT TO THE STATE
SONG EMERITUS. AND I SHARED THE VIEW THAT WE SHOULD RETAIN IT AND JUST CHANGE
SOME OF THE OBJECTIONABLE WORDS. I DID FIND THAT AFTER I TOOK KIND OF A HIGH
PROFILE WITH THE DISCUSSION ON IT, THAT QUITE A NUMBER OF THE BLACK COMMUNITY,
AND SOME OF THE MORE PROMINENT LEADERS CONSIDER IT A PART OF THEIR HISTORY AND
DIDN'T WANT TO SEE IT GO EITHER.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Emmett Hanger/(R) Augusta Co.; :11
OUT Q=go either.
There are NO formal plans to search for a new song.
A vacant mansion in Roanoke will be empty no more.
In fact there may soon be 84 families living on the Cherry Hill Estate.
Andrew Freiden has the story.
IN Q=THIS LANDMARK
SUPER=01-Winter Hodges/Cherry Hill Developer; :27
SUPER=01-James Body/Cherry Hill Developer;:54
OUT Q=news 7
(( This landmark house overlooking the Crystal Spring neighborhood of South
Roanoke could have been yours for 1 million, 50 thousand dollars.
But you're too late. Two businessmen bought the property from a division of
Carilion Health System in October.
And they are selling condos on the estate for around 1 hundred 40 thousand
Until 1983, the 72 year old house was home to the Roanoke Fine Arts Center--
but since then, it's sat empty.
IN Q=it's exciting
((WINTER HODGES/DEVELOPER: IT'S EXCITING BEING A PART OF RESTORING IT, IT WILL
BE DONE THE RIGHT WAY I CAN ASSURE YOU-- AND KEEP HISTORY RIGHT HERE IN
OUT Q=roanoke, Virginia
When Carilion owned the property, the company tried a similar condominium
project and failed.
But this project is on a smaller scale.
The parking lot in front of the mansion is the site for the first building,
which will house 24 units.
The developers say they are making an effort to have the condos blend in
with the neighborhood.
IN Q=THEY ARE ALL
((JAMES BODY/DEVELOPER: THEY ARE ALL DESIGNED TO LOOK LIKE CHERRY HILL. WE
EVEN PUT THE DORMERS ON THE TOP OF THAT BUILDING LIKE THE DORMERS HERE. WE ARE
MATCHING THE BRICK, THE PAINT, AND EVERYTHING.))
OUT Q=AND EVERYTHING
IN Q=i think the most
((WINTER HODGES: I THINK THE MOST IMPORTANT THING HERE, WHETHER IT BE
CONDOMINIUMS OR NOT, IT'S SAVING A BEAUTIFUL HOME ))
OUT Q=beautiful home.
Construction on the project is slated to begin within 60 days.
Andrew Freiden, News7.))
Soft Music Under
Stay with us, Robin Reed will be along in just a moment to let us know if we
can expect another day like today,
and we'll meet a woman who's worked hard for 25 years to bring good news to the
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GRAPHIC=Women at Work
An increasing number of women are creating their own business opportunities.
In fact businesses owned by women employ nearly 16-million people.
But this trend did not just happen. Somebody had to lead the way.
In the second part of our series Women at Work, Denise Allen introduces us
to a woman who's owned and published a Roanoke newspaper for more than 25
IN Q=The obstacles
SUPER=01-Claudia Whitworth/The Roanoke Tribune Publisher; :00
SUPER=01-Drucilla Barker/Hollins Col. Assoc. Prof.; 1:00
OUT Q=news 7
SOT tape 5 02:04:06
IN Q=the obstacles
((CLAUDIA WHITWORTH/THE ROANOKE TRIBUNE PUBLISHER: THE OBSTACLES DIDN'T REALLY
START WITH THE PUBLISHING. THE OBSTACLES STARTED WITH WORKING ON PAPERS IN ALL
THESE OTHER CITIES, NEW YORK AND COLUMBUS, BECAUSE IT WAS ALL MALE SHOPS. I
DIDN'T WORK AS JOURNALIST. I WAS A LINE-TYPE OPERATOR WHICH IS DIRTY, GREASY
OUT Q=greasy shop work
That was around 1945. Whitworth spent years learning the business and in
1971 she bought the Roanoke Tribune from her father.
But assuming the editor position brought new challenges for Whitworth as she
tried to manage a business comprised of mostly male employees.
SOT tape 5 03:31:18
IN Q=i tried my best
((I TRIED MY BEST NOT TO GIVE ORDERS BECAUSE MEN DON'T LIKE TO TAKE ORDERS FROM
A WOMAN. SO I TRIED DIPLOMATICALLY TO LET THEM HAVE MY WAY.))
OUT Q=have my way
Economist Drucilla Barker says many women find a whole new set of problems
when they reach managerial positions.
Women with personality traits normally associated with men are often
SOT tape 4 26:15:11
IN Q=so for example
((DRUCILLA BARKER/HOLLINS COLLEGE ECONOMICS ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR: SO FOR
EXAMPLE MEN ARE AGRESSIVE, WOMEN ARE PUSHY. MEN ARE DECISIVE, WOMEN ARE BOSSY.
MEN ARE OBJECTIVE, WOMEN ARE COLD AND UNCARING. THESE ARE REAL OBSTACLES FOR
WOMEN, PARTICULARLY PROFESSIONAL WOMEN.))
OUT Q=professional women
DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7: MANY WOMEN ARE TAKING WHITWORTH'S ROUTE AND STARTING
THEIR OWN BUSINESSES.
CORPORATE DOWNSIZING AND CREATING A FLEXIBLE WORK SCHEDULE ARE SOME OF THE
REASONS WOMEN ARE STRIKING OUT ON THEIR OWN.
BUT BARKER SAYS MINORITY WOMEN HAVE AN EVEN TOUGHER ROAD.
SOT tape 6 32:48:28
IN Q=it's been shown
((IT'S BEEN SHOWN THAT MINORITY WOMEN EARN APPROXIMATELY 10-PERCENT LESS THAN
WHITE WOMEN WITH COMPARABLE EDUCATION AND TRAINING. YOU MENTIONED OWNING ONE'S
OWN BUSINESS, THIS IS VERY DIFFICULT FOR MINORITY WOMEN BECAUSE MINORITY WOMEN
HAVE TREMENDOUS DIFFICULTY IN GAINING ACCESS TO CREDIT.))
OUT Q= access to credit
And yet Whitworth believes it's the individual, not the environment, that
And she says the Tribune is run on that belief.
SOT tape 5
IN Q=I CAME TO
((I CAME TO THE TRIBUNE AS EDITOR WITH THREE OVERALL OBJECTIVES TO PROMOTE
SELF-ESTEEM, TO FOSTER RESPECT FOR DIFFERENCES AND TO TRY TO PROVIDE A VEHICLE
THROUGH WHICH DIFFERENCES CAN UNITE ON SOME COMMON BASIS.))
OUT Q=SOME COMMON BASIS
Whitworth describes the Tribune as a "good news" paper and she says as such
it is not a big seller. The paper has a circulation of around 56-hundred, but
Whitworth says with all she's gone through, she not in the business just to
make a buck.
Denise Allen News 7.))
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Still to come on this Wednesday night, Richmond native Arthur Ashe,
receives a huge honor today as the new USTA stadium is officially named in
We'll hear from Arthur's widow right after this.
SUPER=03-Raleigh, NC; :00
Wake fans are also upset this morning.
But UVa fans are ecstatic!
The Cavs got a big night from Curtis Staples to beat N.C. State 55-to-46.
The Virginia Cavaliers were on tobacco road last night in need of a win over
a high flying NC State team that beat Wake on Sunday.
And the Hoos would get it 55-to-46.
SUPER=03-Raleigh, NC/Cavs vs. Wolfpack; :00
Virginia did a great job of taking the Wolfpack out of the game early as
Courtney Alexander drives to the hoop and scores with the left hand.
The Cavaliers were able to take a 36-to-17 halftime lead thanks largely to
the outside shooting of Roanoke's Curtis Staples.
Staples assaulted the three point stripe throwing in 26 points on the
And backcourt mate Jamal Robinson, the senior captain also came in and got
aggressive with this nice score off the glass.
State would come back and outscore the Cavs 29-to-19 in the second half.
But Virginia wins its 17th game of the year 55-to-46.
Just down the road in Chapel Hill, North Carolina dominated Wake Forest
from start to finish.
SUPER=03-Chapel Hill, NC/JP Sports; :00
Tony Rutland would get the Demon Deacons on the board early with this long
three pointer from the left side.
But the first half was all North Carolina, or make that all Vince Carter.
First, he knocks down the long three pointer from the left wing.
Then later in the half watch him go to the roof and throw down the alleyoop.
SUPER=33-Wake Forest #4/60/N. Carolina #12/74/;
Carter had 21 points at the half.
Carolina hangs on in the second half and notches the 74 to 60 win.
Salem and Blacksburg will meet for the Blue Ridge District tournament
Steve Mason has more on The Terriers loss to the Indians and salem close
call with Northside in Hometown Hoops Weekly.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Salem/Vikings vs. Spartans; :00
SUPER=01-Kwam Lewis/Scored Game Winning Free Throws; :15
SUPER=01-Charlie Morgan/Salem Head Coach; :40
SUPER=01-Bill Pope/Northside Head Coach; 1:04
SUPER=04-Indians vs. Terriers; 1:17
SUPER=33-Blacksburg/69/William Byrd/59; 1:30
SUPER=01-Paul Barnard/William Byrd Head Coach; 1:43(quick)
SUPER=01-Bob Trear/Blacksburg Head Coach; 1:48(quick)
OUT Q=...Hometown Hoops Weekly"
An Upset and a slow start by the regular season champions highlighted the
Roanoke Valley District girls tournament tonight.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Cougars vs Eagles; :
Franklin County head coach Deborah Crockett setting up a play.
Pulaski county opened the scoring in the game Robyn Bower pulls up and hits
the jumper giving the Cougars the lead.
The Lady Eagles had to work for every point they got on this play Tina
McBride gets the loose ball and scores the basket.
But the Lady Cougars pulled away in SUPER=33-Pulaski Co./80/Franklin
Co./60/;the fourth quarter and Pulaski county advances with the 80 to 60 win
over Franklin County.
IN Q="We changed...
((BUDDY FARRIS/PULASKI CO. HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Buddy Farris/Pulaski Co. Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=........first half."
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Knights vs Colonels; :
The Lady Colonels of William took on host Cave Spring in the nightcap.
The Lady Knights came out firing from outside Amy Causey hitting the
jumper from the corner.
Fleming struggled with its shot at the other end but Shaunarey Walker
drives to the hoop for the layup.
Cave Spring could go inside on SUPER=33-Cave Spring/54/William
Fleming/57/;this play Alyssa Redick takes it in and hits the jumper off the
glass and but Fleming wins it in overtime 57 to 54.
The win knocks Cave Spring out and puts Fleming in the regionals for the
first time in three years.
Plenty of high school action as well last night.
In the Blue Ridge semi-finals Salem nipped Northside and Blacksburg upset
Also and upset in the girl's Roanoke Valley District semi-finals as Fleming
knocked off Cave Spring in overtime.
Pulaski beat Franklin County in the other semi-final.
And in the Seminole district final four. Liberty beat Rustburg 75-to-64, and
Jefferson Forest downed Heritage 52-to-51.
The two winners meet for the championship Friday night at the Vines Center.
The Chicago Bears officially welcomed Rick Mirer back to the midwest last
SUPER=03-Chicago, IL; :00
Monday night the former Notre Dame star came to terms with the Bears, and
yesterday he came to terms with leaving the Seahawks for a fresh start, just
two hours from his hometown.
IN Q="That's the...
((RICK MIRER/SIGNS THREE YEAR DEAL:))
SUPER=01-Rick Mirer/Signs Three Year Deal; :00
OUT Q=...INSTEAD OF INDOORS."
The Bears get another draft pick from Seattle, while the Seahawks get first
round pick in this April's draft.
The United States tennis association officially named the new National Tennis
Center in Flushing, New York - "Arthur Ashe Stadium" yesterday.
The governing body had first decided against this, but had a change of heart.
The late Richmond native's wife was on hand for the announcement.
IN Q="The Arthur Ashe...
SUPER=07-Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe; :00
OUT Q=...and athlete."
Rescuers went out on a limb- literally to save a Koala.
This young female Koala was stuck in a tree-
So people who live in Melbourne, Australia called animal rescue to help.
The baby Koala spent the day in scorching temperatures. She was dehydrated,
dazed and in danger of dying.
But this story ends on a positive note. Even though the frightened Koala at
first resisted her rescuers- she is now recovering nicely.