The Supreme Court goes on line to hear arguments on free speech in
And Roanoke County high schools crack down on teen crime.
Don't go away, the news is next.
The families of some the Oklahoma City bombing victims have filed suit
against the federal government.
SUPER=03-Oklahoma City, OK;
In a press conference today an attorney representing the group said they
believe the government knew about the bombing in advance.
They say they have documentation that shows a government informant was
working with the bombing suspects.
IN Q=in the face of all..
SUPER=01-Richard Bieder/Attorney for Bombing Victims;
OUT Q=particularly in Oklahoma City.
The April 19-95 bombing killed 168 people.
Timothy McVeigh, one of the suspects, is set to go on trial in Denver March
It's a free speech fight for the electronic age.
The Supreme Court heard arguments this morning about the new federal law
prohibiting the transmission of sexually explicit material over the Internet.
Byron Pitts has more.
SUPER=03-Washington DC; :10
SUPER=01-Bruce Ennis/American Civil Liberties Union; :23
SUPER=01-Dee Jepsen/"Enough is Enough"; :40
OUT Q=ANY DIFFERENT.
((Most agree it's distasteful, but is it illegal for
words and pictures like these to pop up on the Internet where young eyes are
Congress and the President say yes . And have asked the
Supreme Court to uphold the 1996 Communications Decency Act. The ban of
pornography on the internet.
But groups like the ACLU say . That's wrong. a violation of
the First Amendment.
(SOT, BRUCE ENNIS, AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION, `THIS LAW WOULD BAN EVERY
LIBRARY I AMERICA TODAY.')
Supporters of the ban say it simply extends the rules from the
corner store . To cyberspace.
(SOT, DEE JEPSEN, "ENOUGH IS ENOUGH", `A CONVENIENT STORE OWNER CAN'T PUT A
HUSTLER MAGAZINE WHICH IS LEGAL FOR ADULTS, IN FRONT OF CHILDREN OR AT LEAST
CAN'T SELL IT TO THEM OR THEY WOULD BE PROSECUTED. SO WHY IS THE INTERNET ANY
That was Byron Pitts reporting.
White House Officials say President Clinton could pick a new nominee for
C-I-A Director as early as today.
Officials say the agency's acting director, George Tenet, is the most
likely choice to replace Anthony Lake, who withdrew his nomination Monday.
Yesterday, President Clinton called Lake's confirmation hearings an example
of what's wrong with washington.
OUT Q=political revenge.
Mr. Clinton heads to Finland tonight for his summit with Russian President
GRAPHIC=Roanoke COUNTY seal
Students at Roanoke County high schools students have a new reason to stay
out of trouble.
This month, full time police officers were assigned to each of the four
County high schools.
The officers have already made some arrests,
including eight teens who were arrested at Northside earlier this month.
None of those arrested were students at the high school.
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.))
SUPER=01-Michael Stovall/Board Chairman;
OUT Q=to be arrested
Stovall says if students know officers are always there, they'll be less
likely to commit a crime at school.
School officials in Lynchburg say they'll need an additional one million
dollars to fund the city's schools.
The school board got its first look at the 57- million dollar budget during
its meeting last night.
But the concern is over what's NOT included in that total.
Nearly one million dollars worth of staff and programs have been slashed.
That includes the middle school DARE program, and more than seven student
Educators worry what effect that will have on students.
IN Q=Many of them
((ANNE BOND-GENTRY/WRAP- AROUND SERVICES COORDINATOR: MANY OF THEM FIND STUDENT
SUPPORT SPECIALISTS AS A PERSON THEY CAN RELATE TO, SOMEBODY THAT THEY CAN
SPEND SOME TIME WITH, TALK TO, AND ALSO WHO MAKES A VISIT TO THEIR HOME. SO
THEY HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH THEM, WHICH WILL AFFECT SOME OF THEM VERY
((BARRY CAMPBELL/DEPUTY SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: I THINK THE STUDENT SUPPORT
SPECIALISTS HAVE SERVED US WELL. I THINK SOME OF THOSE ACTIVITIES NEED TO BE
ACCOMPLISHED, IT'S JUST WHERE WILL THOSE FUNDS COME FROM AND WHAT SPECIFIC
AGENCY WITHIN THE CITY NEEDS TO SUPPORT THEM. I DON'T THINK THERE'S ANY
INDICATION FROM THE BOARD THAT THESE ARE NOT IMPORTANT PROGRAMS, IT'S JUST THE
FUNDING THAT WE NEED TO HAVE FOR ALL THE OTHER EXISTING PROGRAMS, WE NEED TO
PLACE THOSE IN PRIORITY.))
SUPER=01-Anne Bond-Gentry/Wrap-Around Service Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Barry Campbell/Deputy School Superintendent; :15
OUT Q=those in priority.
Campbell says funding for the specialists and the DARE program could come
from other city departments' budgets.
The school board will finalize ITS budget next month.
Shoppers may be happy about a new road to Valley View Mall, but some parents
They say the road will bring traffic dangerously close to their children's
Andrew Freiden reports.
SUPER=01-Gary Stevens/Parent; :24 QUICK
SUPER=01-Debra Shumate/Parent; :30
SUPER=01-Bud Oakey/Roanoke Regional Chamber; :37
SUPER=01-Dick Kelley/Assistant School Superintendent; :57
OUT Q=news7 roanoke.
(( Right now, there's only one way in and out of Valley View mall.
So the mall's developer and Roanoke City are working together on a new 5-81
interchange that would funnel traffic directly to the mall.
Preliminary engineering studies have the four lane access road routed behind
Tire America within 20 to 40 feet of the Huff Lane Magnet School.
That's too close for some parents.
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
IN Q=my concern
((DEBRA SHUMATE/PARENT: MY CONCERN... ))
OUT Q=FOR THE SAFETY
IN Q=concerns about
((BUD OAKEY/ROANOKE REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: CONCERN ABOUT HOW IT WILL
AFFECT HUFF LANE ARE PREMATURE-- I THINK THESE AREAS OF CONCERN WILL BE TAKEN
INTO CONSIDERATION AUTOMATICALLY IN THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS.))
OUT Q=the process.
Assistant Superintendent Dick Kelley says the school board doesn't have much
control over where the road goes--
So it is drawing up a contingency plan.
IN Q=WHAT WE
((DICK KELLEY/ASST. SUPERINTENDENT: WHAT WE ARE WORKING WITH THE DEVELOPER ON
IS PUTTING A APPROPRIATE SAFETY BARRIER BETWEEN THE SCHOOL AND THE PROPOSED
OUT Q=proposed road.
That plan would also add air conditioning and additional classrooms to the
Huff Lane Parents and neighborhood citizens will get to voice their concerns
at upcoming public hearings on the project.
Andrew Freiden News 7, Roanoke.))
A local national guard unit is charged with keeping the peace is Bosnia.
Peace may be its primary mission but as Teresa Hamilton reports, guard
members are also prepared for battle.
IN Q=It's a
SUPER=01-Jon Page/National Guard Member; :14
SUPER=01-Chris Bennett/National Guard Member; :50
OUT Q=Hamilton, NEWS 7.
IN Q=It's a
((MAJ. JON PAGE/NATIONAL GUARDSMAN:IT'S A VERY PRETTY PLACE, IF YOU LOOK
THROUGH THE DESTRUCTION. ))
OUT Q=the destruction.
Major Jon Page arrived in Bosnia about two weeks ago but it apparently took
little time for the war ravaged country to make an impression.
IN Q=The sad
((MAJ. JON PAGE/NATIONAL GUARDSMAN:THE SAD THING IS THE NUMBER OF FRESH GRAVES
THAT ARE HERE. IT'S VERY REPRESENTATIVE OF WHAT THIS COUNTRY IS GOING THROUGH,
I THINK THE BRIGHT SIDE OF IT IS THAT THE CHILDREN HERE ARE RUNNING AROUND THE
STREETS WITH THEIR SMILING FACES THAT'S THE FUTURE. ))
OUT Q=the future.
The Danville National Guard unit is there to maintain that peace but the
group's also been trained for battle.
If a NATO unit needs to zero in on a particular target, it's the Danville
unit's responsibility to identify the correct location.
IN Q=I'm sure
((CHRIS BENNETT/NATIONAL GUARDSMAN: I'M SURE THERE'S GOING TO BE SOME
CONFLICTS, AT LEAST, SOME SMALL SKIRMISHES, BUT WE'RE HOPING THEY ARE GOING TO
STAY CALM, AT LEAST, TO A CERTAIN EXTENT.))
Whatever happens, the group will have ample time to make a difference,
they're expected to remain overseas for another seven months.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7.))
The Virginia militia movement is keeping tabs on the Danville Guard unit AND
a Salem Reserve unit stationed Germany.
The Virginia Citizens Militia says it's an umbrella network representing
scores of local militia groups statewide.
Its message to Virginians serving in the military is: do NOT leave the
country... serving overseas is a trap from the New World Order.
A spokesman says it's NOT a one way street -- the militia gets regular mail
from Guard and Reserve members.
IN Q=I hadn't
((DONALD DOYLE/VA. CITIZENS MILITIA: I HADN'T HEARD ANYONE THAT SAID YES I'M
GETTING OUT RIGHT NOW. I'VE HEARD THAT YES MY ENLISTMENT WILL BE UP IN SIX
MONTHS, EIGHT MONTHS, AND I'M GETTING OUT FOR THIS AND WILL BE JOINING YOU
GUYS. I GET QUITE A BIT OF THAT MAIL.))
SUPER=01-Donald Doyle/Virginia Citizens Militia;
OUT Q=that mail.
The greater concern of the Virginia Militia is the foreign troops training
at U.S. bases.
Doyle's afraid they'll be used against U.S. citizens.
IN Q=And quite
((DONALD DOYLE/VA. CITIZENS MILITIA: AND QUITE FRANKLY I'M VERY VERY GREATLY
AFRAID THAT THE DAY THAT STARTS, ALL HECK'S GONNA BREAK LOOSE IN THIS COUNTRY.
CAUSE I KNOW THAT THERE'S A LOT OF MILITIA GROUPS THAT SAY THE MOMENT UNITED
NATIONS OR FOREIGN TROOPS HIT THE STREETS AND START HITTING PEOPLES' HOMES AND
CARS, 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.
The U.S. Department of the Army says that foreign troops from allied and
friendly nations ARE training in the U.S. on grants from the U.S. government.
It also says Guard members and Reservists are indispensable to foreign peace
A tragic ending in the search for a missing Christiansburg man.
Early this morning police found 55- year- old Johnny Davis Reed dead in his
Police say Reed ran off of route 6-59 and hit a tree.
He had been missing since Friday.
Residents of a Botetourt County community defied the odds and saved their
It was made official yesterday.
The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a V-DOT proposal.
The plan SPLITS the cost of rebuilding the Eagle Rock structure.
Town residents said it was their UNITY that saved the bridge.
IN Q=I really
((DORIS CALDWELL/EAGLE ROCK RESIDENT: I REALLY THINK THE PEOPLE COMING TOGETHER
AND STANDING TOGETHER IS WHAT REALLY MADE THIS HAPPEN. ))
((DEE DEE BRUCE/EAGLE ROCK RESIDENT: I WAS HOPING BUT I HAD MY DOUBTS. BUT ITS
BEEN A BIG CAMPAIGN. LIKE I SAID, EAGLE ROCK IS A SMALL TOWN, BUT YOU DON'T
WANT TO CROSS US. ))
SUPER=01-Doris Caldwell/Eagle Rock Resident;
SUPER=01-Dee Dee Bruce/Eagle Rock Resident; :08
OUT Q=cross us
The total cost to rebuild the bridge is estimated between two and three
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Botetourt County Administrator Jerry Burgess presented updated plans for the
Botetourt Center at Greenfield.
The center already promised to offer an office and business park plus a
A new plan proposes adding an Education and Training Center.
SOT 11:47:14 BOTY SUPERS TAPE
IN Q=This is
((RICHARD TEAFF/DABNEY S. LANCASTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE: THIS IS A VERY EXCITING
VENTURE. ONE OF THE THINGS I'VE FOUND WHEN BUSINESSES ARE RELOCATING IN A NEW
AREA IS THE AVAILABILITY OF EDUCATION AND TRAINING AND THIS VERY SPECIAL. IT'S
NOT JUST ONE COLLEGE... ONE INSTITUTION BEING INVOLVED. IT'S A JOINT VENTURE
BETWEEN DABNEY S. LANCASTER AND VIRGINIA WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE. ))
SUPER=01-Richard Teaff/Dabney S. Lancaster C.C.
OUT Q=community college
The center will offer a variety of training courses for the workforce.
A breakthrough in the treatment of tuberculosis is expected to save ten
million lives in the next ten years.
The World Health Organization says the new treatment combines a multi-drug
and could cure every T-B patient who takes it.
The agency also urges action to counter growing T-B cases in 13
Author Kathleen Norris left the big city and moved to her grandparents' home
on the Dakota plains.
Readers may be familiar with Norris' bestseller, "Dakota: A Spiritual
Now she's on tour promoting her latest book and joins Kimberly McBroom in
the studio to tell us more about it.
That's right, Melanie.
After moving to the Dakota plains, Kathleen Norris became acquainted with
the customs of the Benedictine monks.
And her new book, "The Cloister Walk" describes what she learned from them
and how to apply those lessons to her life.
(Kathleen, thanks so much for joining us today. I guess my biggest
question is-- what led you to become associated with a monastery, given that
you hadn't been to church in 20 years prior to that?)
(You're a married woman-- how have you applied the traditions and customs of
monks to your life?)
(I have a copy of "The Cloister Walk" here-- but the paperback edition won't be
in stores until???)
We're out of time, but thanks again for joining us, Kathleen.
A very interesting book-- and with the damp weather, a perfect day to read,
2-Shot=Melanie and Patrick
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SUPER=331-Cloudy/Patchy Drizzle/36-40/Morning Clouds/Partly Sunny/58-62;
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The Roanoke Express picked up an East Division won last night, beating
Hampton Roads 3-1. Tim Christian Scored 2 goals for the Express.
SUPER=03-Pittsburgh, PA/Sabres vs. Penguins; :00
In N-H-L action, Pittsburgh topped Buffalo 5-3...with a little help from
the sabres. Goalie Steve Shield makes the save but then puts the puck in off
SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/Sonics vs. Bulls;
One N-B-A note. Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls hosted the Seattle
SuperSonics in an N-B-A finals preview. Jordan was his usual self,
But the Sonics took Chicago to overtime after Derek Harper missed this shot as
time expired, but the Bulls won in O-T 89-87.
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Second round N-I-T action featured a clash between Notre Dame and Texas
Christian in South Bend.
SUPER=03-South Bend, IN/ESPN; :00
In the second half, Notre Dame's Derek Manner takes the pass from Admore
White and gets the slam, 46-33 Notre dame.
Damion Walker answers Manner with an inside basket of his own, going
baseline for the reverse. Five minutes SUPER=33-Notre Dame/82/TCU/72 ;
into the second half, T-C-U 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 N-I-T second round match
The A-C-C can be called a factory for young assistant coaches. Duke's Tommy
Amaker is the latest conference young gun to land a job in the bigtime.
Amaker, who served as assistant coach under Mike Krzyzewski for the past
nine years was named the new head coach at Seton Hall yesterday.
He will officially be introduced today as the replacement for the fired
Kentucky will play without Derek Anderson in the N-C-double-A final four
Coach Rick Pitino indicated he does not want to jeopardize
the senior guard's N-B-A career.
Anderson has made a remarkable recovery from surgery for a torn
ligament two months ago.
GRAPHIC=High School Hoops
Calvin Preston has resigned as the Franklin County boys basketball coach.
Preston said his main reason for stepping down was his desire to spend more
time with his family. There are five teams in the Roanoke Valley District, and
Calvin's departure makes him the fifth R-V-D coach to resign in the last two
years. A replacement has not been named at this time.