(( TONIGHT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME...THEY'RE NOT LOOKING FOR TROUBLE, BUT NOW
EVERY ROANOKE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL IS ARMED WITH A POLICE OFFICER.
IS PATIENT CARE AFFECTED AT THE SALEM V-A FACILITY? NOW THAT THE TOP TWO
LEADERS ARE ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE. ))
OUT Q=on administrative leave.
TOP STORY GRAPHIC 11004
It's Tuesday, March 18th, our Top Story
IN Q=Don't worry
((DONALD DOYLE/VA. CITIZENS MILITIA: DON'T WORRY ABOUT SOCIAL SECURITY BEING
SOLVENT, DON'T WORRY ABOUT RETIRING, BECAUSE IT'S TIME TO LOCK AND LOAD.))
OUT Q=lock and load.
As a Danville National Guard unit adjusts to life in Bosnia, a warning comes
from the militia movement in Virginia to those overseas...and the Guard and
Reserve members who stayed home.
Good Evening you're watching NEWS-7 Primetime on WEFC. I'm Connie Stevens.
The Virginia Citizens Militia says it's an umbrella organization for scores
of local militia groups statewide.
Its main point of public contact is a site on the World Wide Web.
That site carries a warning for National Guard and Army Reserve members: do
NOT leave the country... serving overseas is a trap from the New World Order.
A spokesman from Roanoke says the warning's in response to three or four
letters the militia gets a week from Virginians serving overseas.
IN Q=It's Guard
((DONALD DOYLE/VA. CITIZENS MILITIA: IT'S GUARD AND RESERVE GUYS, MOSTLY
ACTIVE DUTY GUYS THAT ARE JUST BASICALLY ARE SAYING "HEY THERE'S SOMETHING
WRONG HERE. ALL THEY KEEP TALKING ABOUT IS THE U.N. THEY KEEP TALKING ABOUT
THE NEW WORLD ORDER. THEY KEEP TALKING ABOUT HOW WE'RE ALL GONNA BE ONE BIG
HAPPY GLOBAL MILITARY AND HOW WE'RE SUPPOSED TO WORK WITH THESE FOREIGN TROOPS
ON SEARCHING PEOPLES' CARS, SEARCHING PEOPLES' HOMES FOR GUNS AND DRUGS." YOU
KNOW, ANDY TAYLOR'S SUPPOSED TO BE TAKING CARE OF ANY LOCAL STUFF. WE'RE NOT
SUPPOSED TO HAVE FOREIGN TROOPS OVER HERE DOING THAT.))
SUPER=01-Donald Doyle/Va. Citizens Militia;
OUT Q=doing that.
The Danville Guard Unit is currently in Bosnia.
A Reserve unit from Salem is assisting the Bosnia mission in Germany.
GRAPHIC=Roanoke County Seal
Students who break the law in Roanoke County High Schools face more than
detention, they can now be arrested on the spot.
School officials announced today that a full time, armed police officer has
been stationed at each of the County's four high schools for the past two
A school-based officer was involved in arresting 8 teens at Northside High
School earlier this month, confiscating a handgun and marijuana.
IN Q=It sends a message
((MICHAEL STOVALL, BOARD CHAIRMAN; IT SENDS A MESSAGE THAT IF YOU WISH TO DO
DRUGS, ALCOHOL OR BRING WEAPONS OR COMMIT A FELONY OR MISDEMEANOR ON THE
PROPERTY OF THE SCHOOL IN ROANOKE COUNTY, YOU'RE GOING TO BE ARRESTED.
MONTY WILLIAMS/WILLIAM BYRD RESOURCE OFFICER; IT'S BEEN REALLY GOOD, I'VE BEEN
THERE TEN DAYS ACTUALLY ON THE JOB AND I'VE MADE 2 ARRESTS SO FAR SI I THINK
THE NEED IS THERE.))
SUPER=01-Michael Stovall/School Board Chairman;
SUPER=01-Monty Williams/William Byrd Resource Officer; :14
OUT Q= need is there
Stovall says having a full- time officer in school adds another level of
authority, and takes pressure off teachers and administrators.
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One person is missing and feared dead-- another injured-- in the wake of
an industrial fire in Amarillo, Texas.
Three buildings have burned after a fire somehow reached a fuel tank at
Johnson Filtration Products and caused an explosion.
Winds carried the flames and touched off grass fires nearby.
The damage estimates are in the millions of dollars.
A new road paving the way to Valley View mall may put the squeeze on Huff
Lane Magnet School in Roanoke.
The planned route should ease congestion on Hershberger Road.
It would connect the shopping center to interstate 581.
Tonight at a meeting at Huff Lane, School Board assistant superintendent Dick
Kelley briefed students and teachers on the latest plans for the road.
It looks as if it may be routed between Tire America and Huff Lane school.
That could put the school within 20 feet of a four lane highway.
IN Q=I feel
((GARY STEVENS/CONCERNED PARENT: I FEEL, INSTEAD OF MOVING THE ROAD CLOSE TO
THE SCHOOL, WHY NOT MOVE THE TIRE CENTER?))
OUT Q=tire center
Kelley says the school board has no control over the mall's developer or the
city, so the school system will have to plan for the worst.
IN Q=IF THE
((DICK KELLEY/SCHOOL BOARD IF THE ACCESS ROAD DOES COME THROUGH THE LOCATION,
THAT WE WILL HAVE THE ABILITY TO SOUNDPROOF THE BUILDING AND THE HUFF LANE AND
ROUND HILL LOCATION ))
SUPER=01-Dick Kelly/Assistant Superintendent;
The new road has NOT gotten the final okay-- public hearings are scheduled
Patient Care has not been compromised since the top two administrators at
the Salem V-A Medical Center have been put on administrative leave--
SUPER=03-Salem/File Tape; KEEP UP
At least that's according to Alma Lee, the president of the union that
represents workers at the hospital.
While John Presley and William Delameter are off the job, Lee says the union
has "the greatest confidence" in the current acting director, Dr. Rajiv Jain
Lee says the union has experienced only "routine disagreements" with
Presley, but has had numerous problems with Delameter.
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It's a victory for the little town that could...as residents of Eagle
Rock will see their bridge rebuilt...the story tonight on NEWS-7 Primetime...
Plus Len Besthoff looks back at the life of George Cartledge... from
furniture to fundraising.
He leaves a lasting impression on the Roanoke Valley.
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President Clinton's fundraising troubles have leaked into politics in the
Virginia Democrats are returning 100- thousand dollars donated in 1995 by a
Lebanese-born oil executive.
IF Roger Tamraz's money bought him any access, it was to President Clinton
-- NOT Virginia.
IN Q=Maybe once
((MAYBE ONCE STANDING IN LINE I SAID I'M WORKING ON A PIPELINE AND IT'S GONNA
BRING HALF A MILLION JOBS TO AMERICANS AND HE SAID GOOD FOR YOU. GOOD LUCK.
AND THAT'S ABOUT IT.))
SUPER=01-Roger Tamraz/Democratic Contributor;
OUT Q=about it.
Virginia Democrats say they're returning the cash to set a higher standard
for state politics.
Party chairwoman Sue Wrenn says Republican candidate for governor Jim
Gilmore should return 275- thousand dollars national donors thought they were
contributing to Senate campaigns around the country.
The battle now is over, as a little town came together to fight for their
This morning, before a standing- room- only crowd, the Botetourt County
Board of Supervisors accepted the Virginia Department of Transportation's
proposal that will save the Eagle Rock bridge.
Town residents said its been a long time coming... but well worth the wait.
IN Q=We've been
((MARIA AGNER/EAGLE ROCK RESIDENT: WE'VE BEEN WORKING SINCE THE EIGHTIES...
LAST OF THE EIGHTIES TO TRY TO GET THIS DONE. OF COURSE THERE WAS TALK OF IT
BEING CLOSED EVEN BEFORE THAT. BUT WE BEGAN WORKING ON IT EVEN THEN AND WE'RE
JUST SO HAPPY THIS HAS HAPPENED. ))
BUTT! BUTT! BUTT!
((BONNIE BRITT/EAGLE ROCK RESIDENT: I JUST KEPT HOPING AND PRAYING AND WE KEPT
WORKING. IT'S BEEN A LONG HARD STRUGGLE, BUT WE'RE REAL REAL HAPPY. ))
SUPER=01-Maria Agner/Eagle Rock Resident; :01
SUPER=01-Bonnie Britt/Eagle Rock Resident; :15
OUT Q=real happy
It will cost two-to-three million dollars to replace the bridge.
Under the agreement, the state and the county will split that cost.
VDOT plans to close the bridge within the next month... but it could take
years before the structure is rebuilt.
Until the project is complete, Route 43 will provide the only access to and
from Eagle Rock.
Lynchburg is still in dire need of more recreational facilities, according
to a parks and recreation study released today.
City council learned it could cost more than ten million dollars over the
next several years to provide more athletic fields and recreational programs.
Vice mayor Bob Davenport suggested a short- term solution: take the
SUPER=04-July 1995; :13
1-point-2 million dollars the city got in federal emergency money for the 1995
floods, and spend it on new fields.
IN Q=Here is an
((BOB DAVENPORT/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: HERE IS AN IMMEDIATE AMOUNT OF MONEY
THAT CAN BE USED TO START IMPLEMENTING THIS RECREATION AND PARKS PLAN THAT WE
HAVE BEFORE US AND I WOULD LIKE TO THROW THAT OUT FOR THE PUBLIC TO CHEW ON.))
SUPER=01-Bob Davenport/Lynchburg Council Member; :00
OUT Q=to chew on.
Study members say there are no quick and easy solutions to the problem.
IN Q=Beyond that
((MARK GIONET/RECREATIONAL STUDY CHAIRMAN: BEYOND THAT YOU REALLY HAVE TO LOOK
AT WHAT'S THE QUICKEST WAY WE CAN BRING UP AND ON LINE A NEW FIELD AND A NEW
FACILITY AND THE QUICKEST WAY TO DO THAT PROBABLY IS TO PUT ONE ON A SITE THAT
YOU ALREADY OWN.))
SUPER=01-Mark Gionet/Recreations Study Chairman; :00
OUT Q=you already own.
No immediate action was taken during today's work session.
One of the last of a generation of Roanoke Valley power brokers has passed
George Cartledge Senior died Sunday at the age of 87.
Len Besthoff reports.
SUPER=01-G. Frank Clement/Cartledge Friend; :14
SUPER=01-Tom Robertson/Carilion Health System CEO; :55
OUT Q=LB, News-7.
George Cartledge Senior was among the last of an older generation of Roanoke
Valley business leaders that charted its growth.
G- Frank Clement, who once led Shenandoah Life Insurance, was part of a
group including Cartledge that met weekly.
IN Q=We talked
((G. FRANK CLEMENT/CARTLEDGE FRIEND: WE TALKED ABOUT ALL SORTS OF PROJECTS THAT
WERE GOOD FOR ROANOKE AND QUITE A FEW GOOD IDEAS DEVELOPED THERE AND WE GOT
BEHIND EM AND PUSHED EM AND THEY CAME INTO BEING.))
OUT Q=into being.
Cartledge was perhaps best known for buying Grand Piano and Furniture in
1945 and building it into one of the top chains in the U-S, famous for its
((SALESMAN: WELCOME TO GRAND, ENJOY A COKE.))
OUT Q=a Coke.
Though a private man, Cartledge performed many public deeds.
He helped numerous projects like Center in the Square, the Rescue Mission,
and more recently, the fundraising campaign for the Hotel Roanoke renovation
that Tom Robertson chaired.
IN Q=In the instance
((TOM ROBERTSON/CARILION: IN THE INSTANCE OF RENEW ROANOKE HE CALLED ME THE DAY
WE MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT AND SAID THAT GRAND PIANO AND THE CARTLEDGE FAMILY
PERSONALLY WANTED TO PLAY A KEY ROLE AND WOULD DO ANYTHING THEY COULD TO MAKE
IT SUCCESSFUL AND THEY FOLLOWED THAT WITH A VERY GENEROUS CONTRIBUTION, AND
MORE IMPORTANTLY I THINK JUST HIS LEADERSHIP HELPED US GET THE MOMENTUM
OUT Q=momentum established.
Cartledge said "You have to put more into business, into the community, into
living than you take out."
George Cartledge Senior, dead at 87.
Len Besthoff, News-7.))
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Roanoke's homeless shelters house nearly 300 visitors every day.
But there are many homeless who don't go take advantage of shelters, and
city officials are reaching out to them.
Now the city and Roanoke Area Ministries have formed the new Homeless
Assistance Team, or HAT.
HAT will locate the homeless, feed them, and often provide short- term
IN Q=To open the door
((LYNN OWENS/HOMELESS ASSISTANCE TEAM MEMBER: TO OPEN THE DOOR WITH A PERSON,
YOU NEED TO MEET THEN WHERE THEY ARE, AT THEIR BASIC NEEDS. AND FOR MOST OF
THEM, IT'S THAT MEAL-- THAT COFFEE THEY HAVEN'T HAD. ))
SUPER=01-Lynn Owens/Homeless Assistance Team Member;
OUT Q=they haven't had
A three year, 400- thousand dollar Housing and Urban Development grant
will finance the team's efforts.
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As News-7 Primetime continues--
Bidding farewell to a racy American car....with plenty of history.
It's straight ahead right here on WEFC.
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Trying to fill your daily requirements of fruits and vegetables?
Many people are opting for juice-- with the hope that it's healthful.
IN Q=Most people
((WAHIDA KARMALLY/COLUMBIA PRESBYTERIAN MEDICAL CENTER: MOST PEOPLE IN AMERICA
ARE NOT GETTING ENOUGH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES, IT'S ANOTHER WAY OF GETTING ALL
THE WONDERFUL NUTRIENTS INTO YOUR DIET. BUT THE IMPORTANT THING PEOPLE SHOULD
REALIZE IS THAT WHEN YOU JUICE
A FRUIT OR VEGETABLE,IT'S IMPORTANT YOU DRINK THE WHOLE THING, YOU SHOULDN'T BE
SEPARATING THE PULP FROM THE JUICE, BECAUSE IF YOU DO THAT, YOU LOSE ALL THAT
WONDERFUL FIBER THAT'S PRESENT IN FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. ))
OUT Q=fruits and vegetables.
And it's not that one juice is better than another-- it's just that they
have different attributes.
Apple juice has a lot of potassium--
Orange juice, rich in Vitamin C-- also has a lot of folic acid.
Cranberry juice can help prevent urinary tract infections--
Grape juice-- with flavenoids, can help prevent coronary disease.
In fact, red grape juice might be even more potent than aspirin
in warding off heart attacks.
A new study reports it can make it less likely for the blood to form clots.
One note though-- about ten companies in this country make red grape
juice-- including Welch's...and that company helped to fund the research
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Look fast or you'll miss our video of the day....
That, as a classic American sportscar is riding off into the sunset.
The Ford Thunderbird, once the stuff of dreams, movies, and
and a Beach Boys song-- is no longer the stuff of big sales.
Ford is scrapping the car, after 43 years on the road.
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Primetime sports is just about ready to heat things up. We will check out
some NIT action, plus hear from Dale Jarrett, but first,
SUPER=03-New York; :00
look at these two mean guys. Two of the toughest punchers in the
heavyweight division will face off May 16th. Ray Mercer and Andrew Golotat will
meet May 16th at Madison Square Garden. Golota is coming off two
disqualifications against Riddick Bowe. Now your numbers.
GO TO SCORES
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Round//Bradley/47/j/Connecticut/63//NIT Second Round/;
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Second round NIT action took center court tonight in college basketball.
lets go to the Notre Dame/Texas Christian game in South Bend.
SUPER=03-South Bend, IN/ESPN; :00
Would the luck of the Irish be with Notre dame tonight or not??
TCU coach Billy Tubbs says...that's not the way you do it son..come over
The Irish were doing it right. Here in the second half; Derek manner takes
the Ron Powlus like pass from Admore White and says hello to everyone with the
slam, 46-33 Notre dame.
Damion Walker answers Manner with a nifty inside basket of his own; going
baseline for the reverse. 5 minutes SUPER=33-/Notre Dame/82/TCU/72 ;
into the second half, TCU trailed by 11.
Notre Dame can also hurt you from the outside. Pete Miller snaps the
nylon, Notre Dame cruises past Texas Christian 82-72 in the NIT second round
From the NIT to the ACC, a conference that has the nations top coaches and
gets a lot of assistant coaches great jobs. Today, one of the league's top
young guns was rewarded for his hard work with a job in the bigtime.
Duke's Tommy Amaker, who served as assistant coach under Mike Krzyzewski for
the past nine years was named the new head coach at Seton Hall today.
He will officially be introduced tomorrow as the replacement for the fired
Virginia Amateur Sports has teamed up with Virginia AAU to form Star City
Hoops and Martinsville Madness on April first and second in an exhibition of
local high school talent and a Russian junior national team.
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/High School State Championships; :00
Liberty high school standout Raymond "peanut" Arrington, who just led the
Minutemen to the Group AA state championship, will join teammate Robert Carson
and 10 other local products in two games against the Russian boys national
Guard Travis Cantrell, a member of the Group A state champion Floyd County
Buffaloes, will also play on the Virginia select 17 and under team.
Patrick Henry's Boo Battle and Blacksburg's Phillip Klaus are on Virginia
Select roster as well. The Games will be played at Cave Spring and Martinsville
high schools. For game times call 1-800-333-8274.
To racing where dale jarrett is on top of the world..at least for now. DJ
is the Winston Cup points leader after four races.
TThe Quality Care Ford team spent yestterday and today testing at
Martinsville Speedway. Jarrett has led more laps than any other Cup driver so
far this season.
((DALE JARRETT/QUALITY CARE FORD DRIVER:))
SUPER=01-Dale Jarrett/Quality Care Ford Driver; :00
OUT Q=...every week"
VO-NAT Wipe to #eng
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We close out Primetime sports with an encouraging diamond note. San
Francisco Giants first baseman J.T. Snow, who suffered a fractured left eye
socket after being hit by a Randy Johnson pitch six days ago; has been cleared
to resume workouts following an examination by an opthamalogist. Snow's initial
workouts will include conditioning, fielding ,throwing, swinging a bat, running
and footwork drills.
That's all for us-- Thanks for watching NEWS-7 Primetime, see you back here