Coming up on News 7-
Remember that rapist set free no one wanted in their town- Now he's accused
of murdering a woman.
Smokers get ready to show your ID's. We'll explain.
Plus stormy weather hits hard in the Southeast-
And dolphins take a liking to one kayaker.
News 7 is next.
Smokers take note.
Starting next Friday store clerks must card anyone under 27 who buys
We'll hear more about the law and find out what store owners think.
Two deputies are dead- killed by an inmate they were taking from jail to a
The man apparently grabbed a gun and shot the two before fleeing on foot.
SUPER=03-Off Malibu, CA;
And it's quite a suprise for one kayaker off the California coast. He got
some company from a friendly school of dolphins.
Robin will have the weekend outlook.
Join us for News 7 at eleven.
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Two Sheriff's deputies are dead after an inmate they were transporting shot
both and fled on foot.
It happened in Mississippi.
Authorities say the deputies were taking the inmate from a local jail to
state prison when he somehow grabbed a gun and fatally shot them.
Police think Eric Snow took off into a wooded area.
A massive manhunt was staged.
Authorities say the patrol car did NOT have a cage that separated the
officers from the prisoners.
Mississippi police announced just moments ago that they were able to capture
Snow. No other details are availible.
A man let out of prison EARLY in California is now back behind bars- this
time for allegedly raping and murdering a Florida woman.
69 year old Lawrence Singleton gained national notoriety more than 10 years
ago when he was convicted of raping a 15 year old and cutting her arms off.
After eight years he was paroled.
No community in California would take him and he moved to Florida.
Last night a 9-1-1 caller said he heard commotion coming from Singleton's
((WE WENT TO THIS HOUSE AND THERE THEIS GUY INSIDE THE HOUSE AND HE WAS BEATING
THE WOMAN INSIDE THE HOUSE.))
(( THE PERSON WHO LIVES IN THAT HOUSE IS THE SAME GUY THAT CUT OFF THAT GIRLS
ARMS IN CALIFORNIA.))
OUT Q=IN CALIFORNIA."
When officers arrived, they found the 31 year old woman dead- stabbed
several times in the chest.
((SHERIFF CAL HENDERSON/HILLSBOROUGH CO. SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT: THE SUSPECT HAD
A VAN BACKED UP NEXT TO THE DOOR. WE DON'T KNOW FOR SURE WHAT THE PLAN WAS
WHETHER THEY PLANNED ON LOADING THE BODY OR WHAT BUT AT ANY EVENT IT WAS UP TO
THE DOOR WITH THE DOORS OPEN.))
SUPER=01-Cal Henderson/Hillsborough Co. Sheriff;
OUT Q=THE DOORS OPEN."
It took officers 33 minutes to respond to the call. They say if a patrol
car had been a block away it probably would not have saved the woman's life.
The Sheriff says he wishes deputies were there earlier but says sometimes calls
take longer depending on what's going on in the streets.
Whitewater prosecutor Kenneth Starr has changed his mind.
He will stay on the job until the Whitewater investigation is complete.
((KENNETH STARR/WHITEWATER PROSECUTOR: MY COMMITTMENT IS TO THE PEOPLE TO
PURSUE THE TRUTH AS WE SAY FREQUENTLY WE WANT THE FACTS ADN I REGRET. I DEEPLY
REGRET ANY ACTION ON MY PART THAT HAS CALLED INTO QUESTION MY COMMITTMENT IN
SUPER=01-Kenneth Starr/Whitewater Prosecutor;
OUT Q=in that respect."
It was Monday Starr announced he was taking a job with Pepperdine
University in California.
He claimed his departure would not effect the investigations into President
and Mrs. Clinton and activities connected to Whitewater.
But today Starr confessed his announcement was a mistake.
If you're 27 or younger and you smoke... listen up.
Starting at the end of this month, federal law is going to make it tougher
for you to purchase tobacco products.
As of next Friday, sales clerks will be required to check a picture I-D for
anyone buying cigarettes or chewing tobbaco under the age of 27.
Penalties will be in effect for failure to check an I-D... even if the
person is of legal age.
Harris Teeter employees have already started checking I-Ds.
SOT 5:04 Tape 2
IN Q=We've not had
((TOM WEBSTER/HARRIS TEETER CO-MANAGER: WE'VE NOT HAD A LOT OF NEGATIVE
FEEDBACK ON THAT. QUITE FRANKLY, WE'VE HAD SOME GOOD FEEDBACK FROM PARENTS WHO
THINK IT'S A GOOD DEAL.))
SUPER=01-Tom Webster/Harris Teeter Co-Manager;
OUT Q=a good deal.
90 percent of all smokers started before the age of 21.
A local coalition chairperson says the new regulation will prevent
IN Q=What we're finding
((DEBBIE SAMS/ROANOKE ALIVE & WELL COALITION: WHAT WE'RE FINDING IS SOME
TEENAGERS WHO ARE UNDERAGE LOOK OLDER THAN THEY REALLY ARE. SO RETAILERS
HESITATE TO CARD THEM. I LIKE THE REGULATION BECAUSE IT PROTECTS MY CHILD,
YOUR CHILD AND THE COMMUNITY'S CHILDREN FROM STARTING TO SMOKE.))
SUPER=01-Debbie Sams/Roanoke Alive & Well Coalition;
OUT Q=start to smoke.
The F-D-A regualtion doesn't stop there.
In August, a new provision will ban vending machines in areas accessible to
people under 18.
After years of debate, parental notification will likely become law in
As Kimberly McBroom reports the law will also affect young women from
IN Q=This young woman was 17
SUPER=01-Kathy Shaw/Va. Society for Human Life; :47
SUPER=01-David Nova/Planned Parenthood; 1:09
OUT Q=McBroom, News 7
((This young woman was 17.
Her boyfriend was a college student.
They knew the risks of a sexual relationship.
SOT tape 2 10:16:46
((WE HAD USED PROTECTION. IT WASN'T LIKE I WAS STUPID ABOUT SEX. I ALWAYS
THOUGH I WAS A SMART PERSON, THEN I FIND OUT THAT I'M PREGNANT. ))
She says she didn't want her parents to know because she couldn't face their
But parental notification is the law in her home state--so she had to cross
the state line to have the procedure done.
((I HAD TO TRAVEL A FEW HOURS AWAY-- WHAT WAS I GOING TO TELL MY PARENTS? HOW
WAS I GOING TO GET THERE? ))
But abortion opponents say parental notification will encourage needed
communication between parents and children.
((KATHY SHAW/VA SOCIETY FOR HUMAN LIFE: THEIR PARENTS NEED TO KNOW, SO THAT
THEY CAN HELP THEM THROUGH NOT ONLY THIS EMOTIONAL CRISIS, BUT ALSO SOMETHING
THAT'S GOING TO BE PHYSICALLY TAXING ON THEIR BODY.))
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Planned parenthood officials say pregnant teens from surrounding states have
come to Virginia to avoid parental notification.
They're now worried that the further away teens have to travel to get
abortions, the less likely they are to get follow- up care.
SOT tape 2 10:41:39
((DAVID NOVA/PLANNED PARENTHOOD: ENCOURAGING MINORS TO TALK TO THEIR PARENTS
BEFORE THEY HAVE AN ABORTION IS VERY IMPORTANT BUT MANDATING IT, MANDATING THAT
FAMILY COMMUNICATION CAN BE DANGEROUS.))
Planned Parenthood will likely challenge the legislation in court.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.))
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on our broadcast, the General Assembly can't decide on a new
state Supreme Court judge,
And we'll tell you what local roads are considered the most dangerous by
the area's truckers.
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An accident can change a person's life in a matter of seconds.
So the American Trucking Association is identifying a number of "hot spots"
in the Roanoke Valley.
The A-T-A wants motorists to be aware of these five dangerous intersections
and take precautions.
State police say in 72-percent of accidents involving trucks and cars the
fault lies with the driver of the CAR.
Truck drivers want motorists to follow three safety rules: don't tailgate
an 18-wheeler, if you have to pass, do it quickly and on the left side if
possible--and do not cut in front of a truck.
IN Q=I SEE AN AWFUL
((PAUL TODOROVICH/TRUCK DRIVER: I SEE AN AWFUL LOT OF SPEEDING. I SEE PEOPLE
THAT AND THIS IS INCREASING AS THE YEARS GO BY, I SEE LESS AND LESS PEOPLE
USING THEIR TURN SIGNALS. I KNOW EVERY CAR AND TRUCK BUILT IN THE U.S. COMES
WITH TURN SIGNALS ON. AND A SMALLER PERCENTAGE OF PEOPLE ARE USING THEM EVERY
SUPER=01-Paul Todorovich/Truck Driver;
OUT Q=THEM EVERY YEAR
The A-T-A says the trouble spots include: the 5-81 corridor, the
intersections of Franklin Road and the Roy Webber Expressway, Orange Avenue and
Williamson Road, Hershberger Road and Williamson and the Roanoke College area.
Virginia's General Assembly has gone to bed for the night with NO decision
on a new justice for the state Supreme Court.
That's NOT for lack of trying.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
IN Q=But for deadlines
SUPER=01-Sen. Tommy Norment/(R) Williamsburg; :00
SUPER=@Griffith; :07 QUICK!!!
SUPER=01-House Speaker Tom Moss/(D) Norfolk; :11
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
(( SOT FRED TAPE 11:19:42
((SEN. TOMMY NORMENT/R-WILLIAMSBURG: BUT FOR DEADLINES AND EMERGENCIES, VERY
LITTLE GETS DONE IN LIFE.))
Very little is what got done.
In the House--
SOT FRED TAPE 13;42:32
((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH/R-SALEM: I'M ATTEMPTING TO DETERMINE THE RULES. MAY I
ASK-- HOUSE SPEAKER TOM MOSS/(D) NORFOLK: I DON'T SEE WHERE WE HAVE THE
PROBLEM. IF AND WHEN WE GET TO THAT PROBLEM WE'LL DEAL WITH IT. I'D LIKE TO
PROCEED WITH THE ELECTION OF THE JUDGES. IF THE GENTLEMAN WISHES TO CHALLENGE
IN COURT LATER OR WHATEVER HE WANTS TO THAT'S FINE. BUT WE'RE GOING TO PROCEED
NOW. DEL. GRIFFITH: THANK YOU MR. SPEAKER IF THAT'S THE APPROPRIATE REMEDY.))
A threat of court action over the process from House Republicans -- who are
in the minority.
So the House voted for Richmond Judge Margaret Spencer.
NAT SOT FRED TAPE 13;35:51
((CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.))
But Senate Republicans, are in effect, blocking what would be the first
African American woman jurist on the high court.
((SEN. STEVE NEWMAN: WE HAVE, BEING THE REPUBLICAN SIDE, HAVE SIMPLY ASKED FOR
ONE THING THE WHOLE TIME. AND THAT IS NOT FOR A REPUBLICAN JUDGE, BUT JUST
COME AND MEET WITH US. AND LET US MEET TOGETHER AND GET A GOOD SUPREME COURT
Senate Republicans like former Salem Delegate Steve Agee.
NAT SOT FRED TAPE 11:24:06
((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: I BELIEVE I JUST READ THE CONSTITUTION TO THE SENATOR.
IT SAYS VERY CLEARLY THAT THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR SHALL CAST THE VOTE IN CASES
OF EQUAL DIVISION IN THE SENATE.))
But there was NO tie, because Republicans simply didn't vote on Margaret
Spencer -- and the rules say 21 votes are needed.
Meanwhile, on the third floor...
sot ALLEN TAPE 14:43:06
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: TO ME IT'S JUST BEEN A WONDERFULLY EXHILIRATING AND
The man who will pick a justice if the Assembly can't says he doesn't want
sot ALLEN TAPE 14;46;23
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: IF A JUDGE DOESN'T LIKE THE WAY A LAW IS WRITTEN, THEY
CAN WRITE THE MOST SCATHING, HIDEOUS OPINION OF WHAT AN IGNORANT LAW IT IS.
BUT-AND THE LAW OUGHT TO BE CHANGED-BUT THEY NEED TO APPLY THE LAW.))
At times the wrangling process had a sense of humor.
But the makeup of the court of last resort in Virginia is NO laughing
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
Soft Music Under
Stay with us, storms rock the Southern U-S,
and we'll see how some women in the workplace are trying to make it easier on
the ones that will follow in their footsteps.
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GRAPHIC=Women at Work
This week News 7 has introduced you to women who've made their mark in
careers dominated by men.
These women say they could not have made it without the help of others.
In the final installment of her series Women-At-Work, Denise Allen takes a
look at some programs in place to help women along the career path.
IN Q=Paul Katz
SUPER=01-Paula Katz/High School Student; :16
SUPER=01-Gail Trussell/Cytology Supervisor; :23
SUPER=01-Cate Fosl/Hollins College History Lecturer; :45
SUPER=01-Gailen Miles/Network For Professional Women; 1:18
OUT Q=News 7
((Paula Katz isn't sure if she wants to be a medical doctor, but she's
always been interested in biology research.
Now through a high school mentorship program this 17 year old is getting a
first hand look at her possible future career.
SOT TAPE 7 51:46:19
((PAULA KATZ/HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT: I TOLD THEM TO EITHER GIVE ME BIOLOGY
RESEARCH OR PATHOLOGY. I FOUND ONE I COULD DO BOTH IN SO IT'S REALLY BEEN A
GOOD PLACEMENT FOR ME.))
OUT Q=PLACEMENT FOR ME
SOT TAPE 7 50:03:27
IN Q=THIS WAY SHE'S
((GAIL TRUSSELL/CYTOLOGY SUPERVISOR: THIS WAY SHE'S AT LEAST EXPOSING HERSELF
TO THE KIND OF ATMOSPHERE THAT SHE MIGHT SOMEDAY BE WORKING IN. IF SHE WANTS
TO GO INTO RESEARCH.))
OUT Q=GO INTO RESEARCH
Many business people who have made it to the top attribute their success to
Hollins College instructor Cate Fosl says such nuturing relationships help
prepare young women for the challenges and competition of the business world.
SOT TAPE 6 39:10:03
IN Q=ALSO IN TERMS
((CATE FOSL/HOLLINS COLLEGE HISTORY LECTURER: ALSO IN TERMS OF THE TEXT OF THE
JOB, JUST HELPING WOMEN ALONG DIFFERENT STEPS ALONG THE WAY ESPECIALLY WHEN
THEY'RE CHALLENGING SOCIETAL NOTIONS.))
OUT Q=CHALLENGING SOCIETAL NOTIONS
The Roanoke Network for Professional and Managerial Women is all about for
women sharing their work experience and encouraging each other.
During Network meetings members make business contacts and help each other
deal with problems which often come along with being a woman in the workplace.
President Gailen Miles says the organization also stresses leadership
SOT 39:53:25 tape 4
IN Q=PROFESSIONAL BEHAVIORS
((GAILEN MILES/NETWORK FOR PROFESSIONAL AND MANAGERIAL WOMEN: PROFESSIONAL
BEHAVIORS ARE THOSE THAT KEEP US OBJECTIVE AT ALL TIMES AND THEY ARE WAYS TO
WORK TOWARDS THE DIGNITY OF SAVING THE DIGNITY OF OTHER PEOPLE.))
OUT Q=OF OTHER PEOPLE
Miles says women are only really just now starting to learn the importance
of networking and mentoring in the business community.
And that can only help young women like Paula Katz.
SOT tape 7 51:59:05
IN Q=I'VE LEARNED
((I'VE LEARNED A LOT THAT WILL HELP ME IN WHAT EVER KIND OF CAREER I GO INTO.
AS FAR AS RESEARCH, I'VE LEARNED A LOT ABOUT DIFFERENT CELL STRUCTURES, A LOT
ABOUT DIFFERENT LAB TECHNIQUES. AND MAYBE IT WILL GIVE ME A DIFFERENT IDEA
WHAT PATH I'D LIKE TO GO IN.))
OUT Q=LIKE TO GO IN
Paula notes aside from her career mentorship , she's also benefitting from
what she calls an "amazing" set of role models in school--women science and
Denise Allen News 7.))
Dangerous thunderstorms are moving through parts of South Carolina and
Storms ripped off roofs in parts of South Carolina- and left many homes
In Georgia the wind tossed planes around like toys.
Some were turned completely upside down.
Trees snapped and toppled on homes.
In all nine people are dead in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kentucky.
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SUPER=331-Mostly Cloudy/Wind S-10/53-56/Showers Early/Clearing & Cool/58-60;
SUPER=332-Mostly Cloudy/Wind S-10/50-54/Cloudy & Cool/Wind W-20/50-52;
SUPER=333-Mostly Cloudy/Wind SE-10/50-52/Mostly Cloudy/And Cool/53-56;
SUPER=334-Mostly Cloudy/Wind S-20/43-46/Rain Early/Snow Flurries/46-48;
We'll crown four district champs tonight, plus - tell you about a Friday
Football Extra coach who is heading to Georgia.
Plus, Roy STanley checks in from Rockingham, and we'll hear from the top
award winner in the ODAC.
But first the Moon is no longer rising in Minnesota.
Tonight the Vikings released quarterback Warren Moon, after the 40 year old
quarterback refused to take a four and a half million dollar pay cut.
Now these numbers.
GO TO SCORES
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The Liberty Minutemen are still on track to successfully defend their state
Tonight they beat Jefferson Forest a 60 to 48 to capture the Seminole
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Cavaliers vs. Minutemen;
Liberty skipper Mark Hanks spent last night in the hospital while his wife
gave birth to their second child...but tonight his mind was on the Cavaliers.
Forest stormed out of the blocks. Jerton Evans strokes the 3 ball from the
corner pocket to give the Cavs a 6 point lead.
The top ranked Minutemen came back. Chaney Preston loses the handle, but
Peanut Arrington scoops up the loose rock and puts in 2 of his 21 on the night,
and point number 1 thousand in his career, but his club trailed by 1 at the
Liberty took control early in the second half. Kelly Garrett to Brandon
Mills to Rodney Morris who finishes the SUPER=33-J. Forest/48/Liberty/60;
break with the finger roll.
Doug Stewart put in this bucket late for the Cavs, but Liberty wins the
Seminole, 60 to 48.
IN Q="We were...
SUPER=01-Mark Hanks/Liberty Head Coach;
SUPER=01-Jim Hawley/Jefferson Forest Head Coach; :14
Jefferson Forest lost more than a basketball game tonight as head football
coach Bob Christmas announced he is leaving for Georgia.
SUPER=04-Friday Football Extra; :00
Christmas's Cavalier teams made three straight appearances in the state
championship game in 1991, 92 and 93, winning the title each of the last two
He is headed to Bainbridge high school in Georgia.
IN Q="Our loss...
((HAROLD JONES/J. FOREST ATHLETIC DIRECTOR:))
SUPER=01-Harold Jones/J. Forest Athletic Director; :00
OUT Q=...SEVERAL YEARS."
GRAPHIC=Blue Ridge Tournament
Back to the hard wood where Blacksburg stunned salem tonight in the Blue
Ridge District tournament championship.
Steve Mason takes a look at that game, but ladies first.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Salem/Cougars vs. Indians; :00
SUPER=33-Pulaski Co./52/William Fleming/44; :
SUPER=01-Buddy Farris/Pulaski Co. Head Coach; :
SUPER=04-Blue Ridge Tournament Championship; :00
SUPER=01-Bob Trear/Blacksburg Head Coach; :
OUT Q=...News 7 sports"
In the RVD boy's championship game, Fleming and Patrick Henry hooked up for
the second time this week.
SUPER=03-Salem/Patriots vs. Colonels; :00
Colonels' boss Roland Lovelace was anxious to get this one started tonight.
And Fleming came out with a lot of intensity as Brad Dunleavy fires in the
shot from the corner for a 3 point advantage.
PH would answer that with Raymond Johnson driving and shooting and scoring
on the short jumper.
Fleming then went on a run with Roland Reynolds getting the ball inside to
Mondre Burnette for the score.
SUPER=33-Patrick Henry/55/Wm. Fleming/64;
PH would get back in the Battle with Boo but Fleming wins the tournament
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference tournament begins tomorrow at the Salem
Tonight, the championship banquet tipped off at the Carey Dome.
Our Steve Mason served as master of ceremonies and announced that Roanoke
guard Jason Bishop is the ODAC player of the year.
IN Q=The previous
((JASON BISHOP/ODAC PLAYER OF THE YEAR:))
SUPER=01-Jason Bishop/ODAC Player of the Year; :00
OUT Q=..part of the team"
Randolph Macon's Hal Nunnally is the coach of the year after finishing in
a 2nd place tie.
IN Q="to finish
((HAL NUNNALLY/ODAC COACH OF THE YEAR:))
SUPER=01-Hal Nunnally/ODAC Coach of the Year; :00
OUT Q=...deserve it"
ODAC Commissioner Dan Wooldridge, who has held the position for 21 years, is
retiring at the end of this year. He was honored tonight.
((DAN WOOLDRIDGE/RETIRING AS ODAC COMMISSIONER:))
SUPER=01-Dan Wooldridge/Retiring as ODAC Commissioner; :00
OUT Q=....in the country"
Still to come tonight we'll check in with Roy Stanley in Rockingham,
where the Dominator failed to crack the top 25. and Mark Martin won the pole
in the Valvoline Ford.
Mark Martin won the pole for Sunday's Goodwrench 400 today, proving its good
things come to those who wait.
Roy Stanley has story of first round qualifying from Rockingham, North
IN Q=FIRST AUDIO
SUPER=03-Rockingham, NC; :00
SUPER=01-Rick Mast/Remington Ford Driver; :18
SUPER=01-Mark Martin/Goodwrench 400 Pole Winner; :55
OUT Q=...to the board."
wipe to boards on Roy's Cue
IN Q=FIRST NAME
SUPER=0107-1. Mark Martin/157.885/2. Bobby Labonte//3. Dale Jarrett//4. Jeff
Gordon//5. Geoff Bodine;
SUPER=0107-6. Ken Schrader//7. Steve Grissom//8. Ricky Craven//9. Brett
Bodine//10. Ricky Rudd;
SUPER=0107-11. Ward Burton//12. Mike Skinner//13. Kenny Wallace//14. David
Green//15. Terry Labonte;
SUPER=0107-16. Morgan Shepherd//17. Jeff Burton//18. Steve Grissom//19. Bobby
Hamilton//20. Kyle Petty;
SUPER=0107-21. Johnny Benson//22. Lake Speed//23. Rusty Wallace//24. Jeremy
Mayfield//25. John Andretti;
OUT Q=...John Andretti
A kayaker got some suprise company off the Malibu coast.
SUPER=03-Off Malibu, CA;
A school of dolphins.
The dolphins swam alongside the kayak- and appeared to be having fun.
When the Kayaker jumped out to join them though, the playful animals
But when the man got back in- BACK THEY CAME.
The dolphins apparently prefer the gliping kayak with its sleek lines to
the flapping arms of the man in the water.