Timothy McVeigh's lawyers are attacking a new report that he's confessed to
the Oklahoma City bombing.
And V-M-I prepares male cadets for co-education.
The Hardy Community Center burned to the ground last night.
The blaze broke out about 7:30-- and two hours later, the building was
IN Q=this is where
((GLADYS POWERS/HARDY RESIDENT: THIS IS WHERE WE HAD ALL OF OUR COMMUNITY
FUNCTIONS. CHURCH, FIRE DEPARTMENT WAS GETTING READY TO HAVE A BBQ CHICKEN
SUPPER IN 4 WEEKS. WE DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED... JUST MAKES US SICK.))
SUPER=01-Gladys Powers/Hardy Resident;
OUT Q=US SICK
The center is just feet away from the Hardy Volunteer fire department- which
suffered minor damage.
Volunteers were not in the firehouse though when the center caught fire.
When firefighters arrived, they pulled the trucks out of the fire
department, and hosed down the building.
Investigators are expected on the scene this afternoon.
For the second time in two weeks there's a report that Timothy McVeigh
A story posted on the Playboy Internet site says McVeigh told his lawyers he
was so close to the blast that it threw him against a wall as he
made his getaway.
McVeigh's lawyers are slamming the report, saying it will corrupt the jury
Less than two weeks ago, the "Dallas Morning News" reported a
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/July 1996;
In Atlanta, the F-B-I has issued a warning about the possibility of new
The agency warned potential targets following recent bomb attacks in the
So far there appears to be no hard evidence that the bomber will strike
The F-B-I says it is just being cautious.
Another claim that a missile caused last summer's T-W-A disaster off Long
A source tells The Associated Press a military helicopter pilot who
witnessed the explosion has repeatedly told investigators he thinks a missile
struck the jetliner.
Meantime, new pictures show the progress made in the reconstruction of
Investigators hope the project will provide clues as to what brought down
the 7-4-7 last July killing all 230 on board.
The N-double-A-C-P is calling for an
independent investigation into how the military is handling a sex
scandal at an Army training post in Maryland.
Yesterday five female soldiers said they were pressured to lie when they
told army investigators they were raped by male superiors at the Aberdeen
The civil rights group is accusing the Army of targeting black soldiers
based on complaints of white female recruits.
((IN THESE INSTANCES, WHEN YOU HAVE A GREAT DEAL OF PRESSURE BEING PUT ON YOUNG
PRIVATES TO SAY THINGS...WHEN THEY MAKE STATEMENTS AND AREN'T ALLOWED TO WRITE
THOSE STATEMENTS, AND WHEN THEY ARE TOLD OVER AND OVER THAT THEY DID THINGS
THEY DIDN'T DO, WE THINK THAT IS A PATTERN OF CONDUCT NOT BECOMING OF THE ARMY.
OUT Q=of the army.
But an Army official says the
probe's focus is quote -- "sin, not skin."
Co-education may be five months away, but staff and students and Virginia
Military Institute are already in training.
The corps of cadets were told the eyes of the world will be on V-M-I.
They were cautioned to avoid the embarrassment of The Citadel, where two
women cadets dropped out claiming harassment.
Superintendent Josiah Bunting outlined a new mission for the corps.
He urged V-M-I cadets to put a stop to any injustice they may observe.
IN Q=Individuals acts
((MAJ. GEN. JOSIAH BUNTING/VMI SUPERINTENDENT: INDIVIDUAL ACTS OF MORAL
COURAGE. PLEASE REMEMBER THAT. WHEN YOU SEE SOMETHING HAPPENING THAT IS
UNTOWARD, YOU MUST YOU MUST ACT.))
SUPER=01-Josiah Bunting/VMI Superintendent
OUT Q=you must, you must act.
The assembly of the entire corps and the community in Cameron Hall yesterday
was just the first of several orientation sessions.
A new industrial park in Roanoke County may eventually employ thousands.
The Roanoke County Supervisors purchased an option on more than 460 acres
near Dixie Caverns.
The property is known as the Glenn Mary farm.
County supervisors say its proximity to Interstate 81 and the planned Smart
Road to Virginia Tech will make it a natural location for high-tech firms, and
IN Q=This project dwarfs
((BOB JOHNSON/SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: THIS PROJECT DWARFS VALLEY POINTE. WE'RE
TALKING 463 ACRES THAT COULD EASILY BE A 400- MILLION DOLLAR PROJECT CREATING
OVER FOUR THOUSAND JOBS IN A CORRIDOR THAT REALLY NEEDS IT.))
SUPER=01-Bob Johnson/Supervisors Chairman;
OUT Q=that really needs it.
The plan is already raising objections in Glenvar Heights and other
neighborhoods near the property.
But county officials say residents will play a major role in the planning
and design of the park.
New jobs are expected in Carroll County too,
The Magnolia Mills yarn plant is expected to nearly double its work force.
At yesterday's board of supervisors meeting, the company announced it will
break ground in a few weeks on a 170- thousand square- foot addition to its
building in the Beaver Dam Industrial Park.
The company currently employs about 150 people, and will add another 100
((DAN NATION/MAGNOLIA MILLS EXEC. V.P.: WE HAVE ALREADY SCHEDULED MACHINERY TO
ARRIVE IN EARLY SEPTEMBER AND WE HOPE TO BE VERY NEAR COMPLETION BY THE END OF
THE YEAR. ))
((DAVE GROVE/CARROLL CO. ADMINISTRATOR: I THINK IT SHOWS THAT THEY HAVE A GREAT
DEAL OF INTEREST AND VISION TOWARD CARROLL COUNTY, NOT ONLY THEIR OWN VISION
BUT AS TO WHERE CARROLL COUNTY IS GOING, AND WE'RE VERY PLEASED WITH THAT.))
SUPER=01-Dan Nation/Magnolia Mills Executive Vice Pres.; :00
SUPER=01-Dave Grove/Carroll Co. Administrator; :10
OUT Q=pleased with that.
Magnolia Mills makes yarn for the weaving and knitting industry, supplying
customers such as Jockey and Fieldcrest Cannon.
Dozens of firefighters spent the morning battling a massive blaze in a
shopping complex in New York City.
At least 10 shops were destroyed in the four alarm blaze.
No one was injured but it took about 200 firefighters to control the blaze.
The cause of the fire has not been determined.
In Japan, nearly two dozen government workers were exposed to radioactivity
following a fire and explosion last night at a nuclear reprocessing plant.
But officials say it was only a low level of radiation.
They also said there were no reports that nearby residents had been affected
by the radioactive pollution.
The Salem V-A's director is now under investigation after placing the
ASSOCIATE director on administrative leave.
Officials says the V-A's Mid-Atlantic network has appointed a four- member
panel to review
John Presley's decision to put William Delameter (Della-meeter) on leave WITH
IN Q=There were some issues
((DR. RAJIV JAIN/CHIEF OF STAFF: THERE WERE SOME ISSUES BETWEEN THE DIRECTOR
AND THE ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR. SINCE DR. PRESLEY HAD PUT MR. DELAMETER ON
ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE THE NETWORK DIRECTOR DECIDED TO HAVE THIS PANEL REVIEW ALL
OF THE FACTS. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Rajiv Jain/Chief of Staff;
OUT Q=all of the facts
Doctor Jain (Jane) says the investigation does NOT involve a patient care
He says the review is being handled carefully due to the high positions of
Gay rights groups say hate incidents in Virginia, ranging from threatening
phone calls to murder, tripled last year.
The group received 55 reports -- four physically violent-- versus 18 the
Those numbers come from the homosexual rights group Virginians for Justice.
The group places partial blame on Congress for banning same sex marriages.
IN Q=When our
((DAVID PERRY/VIRGINIANS FOR JUSTICE: WHEN OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS ENGAGE IN
RHETORIC THAT SETS A PARTICULAR GROUP OF PEOPLE APART AS TARGETS FOR
VIOLENCE...WE SHOULDN'T BE SURPRISED WHEN VIOLENCE INCREASES.))
((SHIRLEY LESSER/VIRGINIANS FOR JUSTICE: WE RISK LOSING OUR CHILDREN LIKE
SHARON BOTTOMS DID. WE RISK LOSING OUR JOBS. VIRTUALLY DAILY I GET CALLS FROM
PEOPLE WHO HAVE LOST THEIR JOBS. WE RISK LOSING OUR LIVES.))
SUPER=01-David Perry/Virginians for Justice;
SUPER=01-Shirley Lesser/Virginians for Justice; :15
OUT Q=our lives.
Among the 19-96 victims: a Lynchburg man who was chased by two Hillcats
baseball players yelling anti-gay epithets.
The chase ended with a car accident.
Thirty- eight years ago Elaine Brown was NOT allowed to buy soda in Virginia
because of her skin color.
Yesterday the former leader of the Black Panther Party made her first trip
back to the Old Dominion in almost four decades.
Brown spoke to a group of Lynchburg College students. She talked about her
experiences as the only female leader of the militant civil rights group.
She says while the Black Panthers achieved some success, race relations in
America remain poor.
IN Q=It's not so
((ELAINE BROWN/FORMER BLACK PANTHER LEADER: IT'S NOT SO MUCH THE RACE
RELATIONS.. ..ONLY BECOME WORSE.))
SUPER=01-Elaine Brown/Former Black Panther Leader; :00
OUT Q=only become worse.
Brown is also the author of "A Taste of Power", which recounts her rise from
the ghettos of Philadelphia to her role in the Black Panthers.
A judge shot down an attempt by Valery Green to reclaim her pets.
The former animal breeder... who sought medical and psychological treatment
in recent months, lost an appeal in Franklin County Circuit Court yesterday.
She was hoping to win back her 120 dogs and cats, which were awarded to the
Humane Society in January.
Witnesses testified the animals lived in cramped quarters... and feces lined
The judge found that Green did not provide adequate care... therefore
upholding the previous ruling.
IN Q=Her problems
((CLIFF HAPGOOD/FRANKLIN COUNTY COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: HER PROBLEMS ARE NOT
THE ISSUE. THE REAL ISSUE IN THE CASE IS HOW ARE THESE ANIMALS BEING TREATED.
AND FOR WHATEVER REASON, THAT THEY WERE TREATED THAT WAY. THEY CERTAINLY WERE
IN CONDITIONS THEY SHOULDN'T HAVE BEEN PLACED IN. IT WAS CLEARLY HER
RESPONSIBILITY TO REMEDY IT AND SHE DIDN'T. ))
SUPER=01-Cliff Hapgood/Franklin Co. Commonwealth's Atty.;
OUT Q=she didn't
The judge must now decide the fate of the animals.
The Humane Society is hoping most of the animals will be adopted.
To clone or not to clone?
That's the question before a Senate panel today.
One witness before the panel,-- the
Scottish researcher who recently
helped clone a sheep.
Ian Wilmut said mankind could benefit from cloning research.
IN Q=BECAUSE WE BELIEVE THAT IN THE WISH TO...
SUPER=01-Ian Wilmut/Scottish Researcher;
OUT Q=BABY WITH THE BATHWATER.
The man who wants to be the nation's top spy chief is also on Capitol Hill
Tony lake is finding himself defending his integrity in the second day of
his confirmation hearings for C-I-A Director.
Twelve-point four million dollars is on its way out of Virginia's coffers,
heading for North Carolina.
A North Carolina family that bought a lottery ticket in Danville Saturday
flew up to pick up its winnings.
Johnny Brown lives in Reidville -- but was working in Danville last week
when he picked up his parents' tickets.
IN Q=They bought
((JOHNNY BROWN: THEY BOUGHT TEN DOLLARS WORTH OF TICKETS, I BOUGHT 25...HAD
THE WINNER ON IT.))
SUPER=01-Johnny Brown/Lotto Winner from NC;
OUT Q=winner on it.
Virginia Lottery officials estimate 85 to 90 million dollars worth of
tickets are sold each year to North (Caro-LIN-ians) driving across state lines.
In the ohio river Valley,
It's a race against time for communities in the path of still-rising flood
The mighty Ohio River is expected to crest tonight in Southern Illinois.
Where, flood waters have receded, victims are confronting a host of new
threats -- disease from filthy muck, injury from wobbly buildings, and bites
from poisonous snakes.
Meanwhile, residents along the Mississippi are being told to expect
flooding later in the week.
Meantime, help for the flood victims is on the way from the Roanoke Valley.
Roanoke County officials are organizing a relief effort that would include
public employees and volunteers from local businesses.
The Roanoke Valley received assistance during the flood of '85.
Local officials say it's time to return the favor.
IN Q=When they get
((BOB JOHNSON/SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: WHEN THEY GET OUT OF THE HEADLINES, THAT'S
WHEN PEOPLE REALLY NEED THE HELP. BECAUSE WHEN YOU'RE IN SHOCK, YOU DON'T KNOW
WHAT'S HAPPENING, BUT IN ANOTHER 10 OR 12 DAYS WHEN THE SUN COMES OUT, IF
ROANOKE COUNTY IS THERE TO HELP. I KNOW IT WILL BE APPRECIATED AND IT TRULY
WILL BE REMEMBERED BECAUSE WE DID.))
SUPER=01-Bob Johnson/Supervisors Chairman;
OUT Q=because we did.
The county has contacted the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the
American Red Cross, but officials don't know yet where local volunteers would
churches and the Sonrise Food Bank joined forces to help flood victims.
Organizers loaded a tractor trailer full of food, drinks, cleaning supplies
and clothing yesterday.
They'll deliver the items to victims in Falmouth (FAWL-muhth), Kentucky
((LEON GOAD/SONRISE FOOD BANK DIRECTOR: TO JUST SAY TO THE PEOPLE THERE WE LOVE
YOU AND SOMEBODY'S BEHIND YOU. WE KNOW IT'S HARD BUT WE'RE PRAYING FOR YOU AND
WE JUST WANT TO SAY WE LOVE YOU AND THIS IS SOMETHING TO SHOW IT. ))
SUPER=01-Leon Goad/Sonrise Food Bank Director;
OUT Q=to show it.
The items were donated by participating churches, individuals, local
businesses and the food bank.
SUPER=330-Mostly Clear/& Chilly/24-28/Clouds/Rain Late/54-58;
SUPER=331-Mostly Clear/& Chilly/26-30/Clouds/Rain Late/56-60;
SUPER=332-Mostly Clear/& Chilly/24-28/Clouds/Rain Late/54-58;
SUPER=333-Mostly Clear/& Chilly/20-24/Clouds/Rain Late/52-56;
SUPER=334-Mostly Clear/& Chilly/26-30/Clouds/Rain Late/54-58;
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The latest jobless figures in our area continue to paint a pretty good
In January, both Roanoke and Lynchburg saw their unemployment drop by almost
one- percent compared to a year ago.
Statewide, it was also lower.
These numbers are HIGHER though, compared to December.
Economists say that's expected due to seasonal cutbacks.
Lexington had the lowest jobless rate in Virginia, coming in at one- point-
TAPE#=net (edit of ICE-97)
The Express got a Chill last night in the form of a 3-2 set back at the
hands of...the Columbus Chill.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Chill vs. Express;
After a scoreless first period, Columbus jumped out to a one- nothing lead
on a power play goal off the stick of Matt Oates at the 5:07 mark of the
The Chill went up two-zip on another power play opportunity in the second
period. Derek Clancey finds the net.
Roanoke came back with two goals in the third, along with 31 shots, but
Jeff Salajko was awesome, stopping 51 shots as the Chill escape with a 3-2
TAPE#net (edit of BB97-4)
The Carol Alfano era at Virginia Tech is over.
The Tech women's basketball coach for the past 19 years has in effect been
Alfano's current four year contract expires on June 30th, and that will be
her last day on the job.
Alfano's teams won 278 games and lost 262 in her nearly two decades of
Athletic director Dave Braine says it is time to move in a new direction.
He says a search for her successor will begin immediately.
George Lynch and the Vancouver Grizzlies were in Charlotte last night, but
again George did not play because of a nagging abdominal strain.
The Hornets won the game 98 to 92.
SUPER=03-Boston, MA/Bulls vs. Celtics;
In Boston last night Michael Jordan continued to climb the N-B-A's all-time
scoring list as he dropped in 32 and moved into the sixth place, ironically
passing Celtic great John Havlicek.
Another former Celtic, Robert Parrish, also showed no respect for his old
team as the Bulls win it 117-to-106.
TAPE#net (edit of S6-23)
The Virginia Tech baseball team was on its home diamond yesterday as it
entertained the Campbell Camels.
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Camels vs. Hokies;
The Hokies fell behind 3-to-nothing before their bats came alive in the
second. Barry Gouch gets robbed of a hit on this diving catch by the Campbell
right fielder in the gravel.
But that would wake up the Hokies.
With Chad Foutz on first, Chris Turbeville nails a shot over the left field
wall. It's a two run homer to make it 3-to-2 Camels.
SUPER=34-Campbell/6/Virginia Tech/5/Hokies Now 3 & 9;
In the fourth, Campbell would answer with Scott Jackson hitting a triple to
center, and scoring Dan Krouse from second as the Camels beat the Hokies
6 to 5.
If you think designer jeans are expensive listen to this price tag.
Levi Straus paid 25-thousand dollars for a pair of Levi's.
The jeans are more than 100 years old -- one of the two oldest pairs of
Levi's in existence.
They'll be displayed at a company museum in San Francisco.