Spring break is ending just the way it began for hundreds of college
Virginia college students are stranded in the Bahamas and Cancun because the
Federal Aviation Administration grounded the planes that serve one of the
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; Quick!!!
Rick McCrary says his daughter was left without a flight home when the F-A-A
took action against the charter airline serving Take A Break Travel.
SUPER=03-Raleigh, NC/Last Weekend;
Like these students in Raleigh, Ashley McCrary was also stranded at a
Baltimore, Maryland, airport last week.
But to get her home on schedule her parents say they were lucky enough to
get two of the few remaining seats back to Baltimore.
IN Q=There are many
((RICK MCCRARY/PARENT: THERE ARE MANY STUDENTS WHO WERE SUPPOSED TO FLY OUT
TODAY WHO HAVE NO ROOM AND HAVE NO AIRLINE TICKET TO GET HOME. SUPPOSEDLY THE
FAA AND THE COMPANY SAID THAT THE STUDENTS WOULD BE TAKEN CARE OF WITH IN A
COUPLE OF DAYS BUT MY DAUGHTER AND HER ROOMMATE HAVE A TEST ON MONDAY. THIS IS
THE 90'S SO YOU HAVE TO GET BACK. YOU HAVE TO DO YOUR THING.))
OUT Q=do your thing
McCrary says they're considering filing a lawsuit against the company for
not providing the service they promised.
A deal has been struck and there are now two railroads where there once were
Norfolk Southern and C-S-X have agreed to split Conrail.
Conrail agreed to the split as part of its merger with C-S-X.
The two railroads sought a friendly merger, but Norfolk Southern mounted a
hostile battle after it feared it would lose crucial rail lines in the
The ten and a-half billion dollar deal would transform the freight rail
system in the heavily congested north, where Conrail has dominated for more
than two decades.
A suspicious fire gutted a duplex on the 17-hundred block of Melrose Avenue
The Roanoke City Fire Department received the call around 8-30.
Flames were racing up the back of the house when fire fighters arrived.
Seven people were sleeping when the blaze started.
They woke up when someone outside alerted them to the fire and escaped
without injury--though fire fighters did rescue two dogs.
The blaze spread quickly through the old house.
IN Q=IT SPREAD
((RILEY PETERS/ROANOKE FIRE DEPT. ACTING DIST. CHIEF: IT SPREAD ANYWHERE THERE
WAS PVC PIPE. THE FIRE FOLLOWED THE PVC PIPE THROUGH ALL THE FLOOR JOICE AND
GOT INTO ALL THE UPSTAIRS WALLS SO WE HAD SEVERAL WALLS WE HAD TO OPEN UP TO
FIND THE FIRE.))
SUPER=01-Riley Peters/Roanoke Fire Department;
OUT Q=FIND THE FIRE.
Both apartments were severely damaged.
The fire is under investigation.
Officials say it appears to have been set near the back corner of the house.
Residents of Autumn Lane in Roanoke say they've been living with the
problems surrounding a construction site for too long.
They've been fighting for more than a year to have the developer of an
11-home project comply with city ordinances.
Denise Allen reports.
IN Q=Residents say this
SUPER=10-Home Video; :00
SUPER=01-C. Aubrey Butler/Autumn Lane Resident;
SUPER=01-John Marlles/Roanoke Planning & Econ. Dev.;
SUPER=01-Daniel Garrison/Autumn Lane Resident;
OUT Q=News 7
Residents say this once wooded ravine now looks more like a landfill.
They say trucks hauling questionable fill material come in at all hours
despite stop work orders.
And their street is always covered with debris from the operation.
SOT tape 1 14:25:24
IN Q=THEY'VE BEEN HAULING
((ABUREY BUTLER/AUTUMN LN RESIDENT: THEY'VE BEEN HAULING BACK TREE STUMPS,
RAILROAD TIES, GAS PIPING, MANHOLE COVERS, MANHOLE COLLARS, CHUNKS OF CONCRETE
SOME AS LARGE AS VOLKSWAGEN. BASICALLY WE'RE CONCERNED WITH WHAT WE SEE GOING
IN THERE. WHAT'S IN THERE THAT WE DON'T SEE.))
OUT Q=WE DON'T SEE
SOT TAPE 2 15:23:32
IN Q=IN THIS CASE
((JOHN MARLLES/ROANOKE PLANNING AND ECON. DEV.: IN THIS CASE WHAT WE'RE SEEING
IS THAT THERE'S MORE THAN WHAT'S ORDINARILY THERE IN THE WAY OF ASPHALT AND
CONCRETE. TECHNICALLY THOSE THINGS ARE NOT A VIOLATION AS LONG AS THEY ARE NOT
IN THE AREA WHERE THE ACTUAL CONSTRUCTION IS GOING TO OCCUR.))
OUT Q=GOING TO OCCUR
SOT TAPE 2 15:31:58
IN Q=WHEN I FIRST
((PHILLIP BANE/DEVELOPER: WHEN I FIRST BOUGHT IT IT HAD BEEN USED AS A
LANDFILL AREA. PEOPLE HAD BEEN USING IT TO DUMP CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS.))
OUT Q=CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS
Phillip Bane says he's hauled away refrigerators, roofing shingles and water
And that the fill material is in compliance with state regulations.
But city officials confirm he hasn't been complying with other ordinances.
During the past 16 months the city has issued numerous stop work orders
citing covered storm drains, debris on the street and improper drainage fields.
Residents say these silt ponds are a danger to their children and attract
Though they say they're not against the development of the property.
SOT TAPE 1
IN Q=I CAN PUT
((DANIEL GARRISON/AUTUMN LANE RESIDENT: I CAN PUT UP WITH THE MINOR
INCONVENIENCED THAT ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THAT. MY PROBLEM IS THAT THE LAWS THAT
ARE IN PLACE TO PROTECT US ARE BEING VIOLATED.))
OUT Q=US ARE BEING VIOLATED
SOT tape 2 15:23:32
IN Q=we have bought
((WE HAVE BROUGHT THE DEVELOPER INTO COURT. INFACT RIGHT NOW WE HAVE A STOP
WORK ORDER. THE DEVELOPER IS DOING SOME WORK TO BRING THE SITE INTO
OUT Q=SITE INTO COMPLIANce
But residents say their main complaint is the city has been dragging its
feet and not enforcing its own ordinances.
Marlles says at this time the Erosion and sediment control ordinance which
covers these issues can only be enforced by court action.
He says city council may change the procedure which would allow inspectors
to impose fines.
Phillip Bane says once his 11 house project is finished property values will
rise and the city will gain tax dollars.
Residents and city officials will address concerns about this project Monday
night at Ridgewood Baptist Church.
Denise Allen News 7.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on News 7 at Six--
Governor Allen says the sooner state A-B-C agents start policing tobacco
laws, the better.
and local cowboys say they won't give up bull riding, no matter how dangerous
It's a dangerous, even deadly sport that only takes eight seconds.
But bull-riders in Bedford County say they'd sooner die than leave the rodeo
Steve Smallshaw has more.
IN Q=The night began
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Bob Williams/Rodeo Organizer; :34
SUPER=01-Dude Vosler/Bull Rider; :57
SUPER=01-Buster Ferrell/Bull Rider; 1:30
OUT Q=News7, Bedford County.
(( The night began with a tribute to 28- year- old Ronald Phillipe, the Bedford
County man who died last week after the bull he'd been riding stepped on him.
It was a sobering moment, but for the forty or so cowboys here it was
They come here from as far away as New Jersey and Pennsylvania to compete
for modest cash prizes and the thrill of conquering these massive animals.
Two of them have died inside this ring in the last year, but organizers say
every safety precaution is taken.
IN Q=They all have
((BOB WILLIAMS/RODEO ORGANIZER: THEY ALL HAVE TO WEAR A VEST... THAT'S
OUT Q=that's guaranteed.
IN Q=The ambulance
((The ambulance parked outside serves as a constant reminder of the everpresent
danger that lurks INSIDE the ring. But rodeo riders say their love for the
sport makes the risk worthwhile. ))
OUT Q=risk worthwhile.
IN Q=It's a risky
((DUDE VOSLER/BULL RIDER: IT'S A RISKY GAME... ..BEFORE YOU START.))
OUT Q=before you start.
17- year- old Buster Ferrell's father rode bulls.. Buster hopes to make this
IN Q=It's just always
((BUSTER FERRELL/BULL RIDER: IT'S JUST ALWAYS BEEN A DREAM OF MINE.. LIVING MY
OUT Q=living my dream.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford County.))
A Richmond woman may be the latest person to die with the help of Doctor
Police say 59- year- old Helen Livengood apparently took a charter plane
from Richmond to Detroit.
Police say she died Thursday night at the Hilton Hotel in Romulus- just west
Jack Kevorkian's attorney is now also representing Livengood's family.
IN Q=After years of
((GEOFFREY FEIGER/LIVENGOOD FAMILY ATTORNEY: AFTER YEARS OF SUFFERING AND
TORTURE AS A RESULT OF CRIPLLING ARTHRITIS HAD LEFT HER CONFINED TO A
WHEELCHAIR FOR YEARS OF HER LIFE. ))
SUPER=01-Geoffrey Feiger/Livengood Family Attorney;
OUT Q=years of her life.
Feiger would not say if Kevorkian was involved in the death.
Livengood is survived by her husband and 14 siblings.
Governor Allen is trying to erase speculation that his administration is not
eager to enforce new federal rules against underage smoking.
The Governor is pushing the General Assembly to speed up legislation giving
state alcohol agents the authority to enforce tobacco laws.
Allen wants to put the law into effect on April second, not July first,
which is the usual effective date for new laws.
The legislation not only gives liquore agents more authority, it doubles the
civil penalties for violations.
Do you feel you're judged unfairly at work?
Many women say they're held to different standards than their male
Some of the valley's most successful businesswomen say there are ways to
succeed in the male dominated workplace.
They say be prepared to work hard and learn from criticism.
Know your job, in other words always do your homework.
And they say don't enter into debates concerning your role in the workplace.
SOT tape 2 12:43:34
IN Q=MAY BE NOT EVEN
((ESTELLE NICHOLS-AVNER/BRADLEY FREE CLINIC EXECUTIVE DIR.: MAYBE NOT EVEN
ADDRESS THAT KIND OF CRITICAL COMPLAINT OR ISSUE TRYING AS HARD AS THAT PERSON
CAN, DOING THE JOB AT HAND AND AFTER A CERTAIN PERIOD OF TIME IF A PROMOTION
DOESN'T HAPPEN THEY NEED TO RETHINK WHERE THEY ARE. THERE ARE OTHER PLACES FOR
EVERYONE TO BE.))
SUPER=01-Estelle Nichols-Avner/Bradley Free Clinic Exec. Dir.;
OUT Q=EVERYONE TO BE
You can learn more about women in the workplace during "On Record."
Area business people will discuss the glass ceiling and wage discrimination
tomorrow morning at 11.
Soft Music Under
Coming up next, Roy Stanley will have highlights of today's basketball
And remember all those toys you had when you were a kid?
They're back at the Salem Civic Center this Weekend...and they're selling
for big money.
MUSIC UP FULL
It's guaranteed to bring out the child in anyone.
A traveling toy show and convention is underway at the Salem Civic Center.
You can find all kinds of toys...
Everything from antique dolls to Nascar collectibles to model trains.
Some of the hottest items at the show are Star Wars items.
But buying some of these toys isn't kids-play.
Action figures that sold for a few dollars in 19-77 now go for as much as
The show will be open tomorrow from ten till five.
And coming up, The Roanoke Express is back at the Roundhouse tonight the
High School playoffs resume.
And N.C. State advances to the A-C-C championship game.
Wake Forest and North Carolina went head to head this afternoon in the Semi
Finals of the A-C-C tournament.
SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/Tar Heels vs Demon Deacons; :
Dean Smith calling a play in from the coaches box.
But Tony Rutland comes up big he nails this three pointer and Wake Forest
took the 29 to 26 lead.
North Carolina would not go away. On this play Ed Cota hits the jumper to
tie the game at 35 to 35 at the half.
Carolina went up by six to open the second half but Tim Duncan takes it to
the hoop and scores with the left hand cutting the lead to three.
The Tar Heels come right back Vince SUPER=33-North Carolina/86/Wake
Forest/73/;Carter goes to the air for the alley oop jam to make it 53 to 48
Carolina and Carolina goes on to win the game 86 to 73.
_______ will play N.C. State in tomorrow's championship game. The Wolfpack
pulling off another upset beating Maryland 65 to 58.
SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/Wolfpack vs Terps; :
Maryland coach Gary Williams working the game.
Keith Booth takes it to the hoop for the layup and the Terps led 20 to 15
in the second half.
State came right back going to Clint Harrison. He scores the three pointer
but the Wolfpack trailed 25 to 20 at the half.
After a 29 to 29 tie the Wolfpack took control. Jeremy Hyatt pulls up and
hits the jumper and State led by five.
Maryland made a run at the seven minute mark of the second half this
basket cut the Wolfpack lead to four.
But State would turn away every SUPER=33-N.C. State/65/Maryland/58/;Terp
rally and the Wolfpack beats Maryland 65 to 58 to advance to the A-C-C
GRAPHIC=HIGH SCHOOL HOOPS
The state high school basketball playoffs continue tonight as several schools
look to advance to the final four.
go to boards with mike talking over them
In Group Two-A, Salem plays tonight against Gate City at Virginia High in
In Group Three A, Fleming hits the road again playing Hayfield tonight in
Fairfax at Robinson high school.
While the Pulaski girls play James Madison at the Dedmon Center tonight at 7.
GO TO SCORES
SUPER=0097-/Salem///Gate City///Sat. @ 7pm in Bristol/;
SUPER=0097-/Fleming///Hayfield///Sat. @ 7pm In Fairfax//J. Madison///Pulaski
Co.///Sat. @ 7pm In Radford/
GRAPHIC=High School Hoops
Last night, Glenvar and Floyd County advanced to the Group A final four at
the Vines Center in Lynchburg.
SUPER=03-Rustburg/Minutemen vs Bulldogs; :
And in Rustburg last night, Defending Group Two-A state champion Liberty
beat Martinsville to advance to the final four for the third consecutive year.
IN Q="We could
((MARK HANKS/LIBERTY HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Mark Hanks/Liberty Head Coach; :
OUT Q=.....WIN, WINS."
GRAPHIC=Atlanta Motor Speedway
The field is set for tomorrow's Primestar 500 Winston Cup race at the
Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Dale Earnhardt led second round qualifying and he'll start 26-th. Now here
is the rest of the field.
WIPE TO QUALIFYING
SUPER=0107-26. Dale Earnhardt/183.693/27. Jeff Burton//28. Greg Sacks//29.
Bobby Labonte//30. Kyle Petty//;
SUPER=0107-31. Michael Waltrip//32. Chad Little//33. John Andretti//34. Gary
Bradberry//35. Ken Schrader//;
SUPER=0107-36. Ward Burton//37. Mike Wallace//38. Rusty Wallace//39. Steve
Grissom//40. Johnny Benson//;
SUPER=0107-41. Brett Bodine//42. Joe Nemechek//;
OUT Q=.....LAST CAR.
The Hunting Hills Country club is hosting the U.S. Cellular Roanoke Valley
men's Tennis tournament this weekend.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :
The event features the top 16 best men's players in the Roanoke Valley.
They compete under a normal amateur tournament format but there is also prize
money involved for placing in the event.
IN Q="it's good...
((RAVI ANATARAMAN/HUNTING HILLS ASST. PRO: ))
SUPER=01-Ravi Anataraman/Hunting Hills Asst. Pro; :00
OUT Q=........EVEN MORE."
The Money raised from ticket sales will be donated to the Child Abuse
Prevention Council of the Roanoke Valley. The tournament will continue through
The Roanoke Express picked up a big win last night at the Roundhouse
beating the Charlotte Checkers 6 to 5 in a shootout.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Express vs Checkers; :
As the Express gets closer to the playoffs points become very important.
And last night's win gave the Express two points as they chase Richmond for
third place in the East Coast Hockey League East Division.
IN Q="Any two
((DAVE STEWART/EXPRESS DEFENSEMAN: ))
SUPER=01-Dave Stewart/Express Defenseman; :
OUT Q=......PLAYOFFS TOO."
the Roundhouse. Faceoff is 7:30.
The Express has another division game tonight as the Raleigh Icecaps visit