Coming up next on News 7...
Parental notification becomes a law in front of a crowd of witnesses in
Two national fraternities say they're going to spend more time studying and
less time drinking.
And Florida authorities capture a killer alligator.
News 7 is next.
GRAPHIC=Va State Seal
It had all the fanfare and almost the crowd of an inauguration.
Governor George Allen today staged a major league "photo op" to sign
parental notification into law.
The law requires girls to tell their parents or guardians before they have
IN Q=Virginia families
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: VIRGINIA FAMILIES TODAY ARE VICTORIOUS.))
The ceremony recognized past sponsors of the bill over its 18 year fight for
Governor Allen campaigned on it.
He vetoed a slightly weaker measure in 1994 to hold out for the tougher
IN Q=Over the years
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: OVER THE YEARS AND SOME OF THE TRIALS WE'VE GONE THROUGH
WONDERING IF THIS BILL WOULD EVER COME TO PASS, I WONDERED IF I HAD MADE THE
RIGHT CHOICE BACK IN 1994. BUT TODAY, THANKS TO YOUR EFFORTS, I KNOW THAT IN
MY HEART AND SOUL I MADE THE RIGHT DECISION.))
OUT Q=right decision.
Abortion rights advocates say the law will force pregnant teens into bad
IN Q=Passing a
((KAREN RASCHKE/VA. PLANNED PARENTHOOD: PASSING A LAW AND WALKING AWAY
THINKING THAT TEENS ARE SUDDENLY GONNA TALK TO THEIR PARENTS AND THAT PARENTS
WHO TALK TO THEIR KIDS ABOUT SEXUALITY -- THAT IS SO EASY JUST TO BELIEVE THAT.
PLANNED PARENTHOOD HAS LONG BEEN DOING THE HARD WORK, TEACHING RESPONSIBLE SEX
EDUCATION, HELPING PARENTS TALK TO THEIR CHILDREN ABOUT SEXUALITY.))
SUPER=01-Karen Raschke/Va. Planned Parenthood;
The Governor's office mailed out about four thousand invitations to today's
ceremony at taxpayer expense, to a mailing list provided in part by the
Two nationally known fraternities are putting an end to the "animal house"
Sigma Nu and Phi Delta Theta are adopting an alcohol-free policy.
Denise Allen has more from Lexington.
IN Q=This is a
SUPER=01-David Glassman/Sigma Nu Asst. Exec. Dir; :12
SUPER=01-Bill Welter/Sigma Nu; :25
SUPER=01-Matthew Winship/Sigma Nu; :40
SUPER=01-Lamar Villere/Phi Delta Theta; :55
OUT Q=Denise Allen News 7
(( "Fancy Dress weekend" at Washington and Lee is packed with parties.
Sigma Nu and Phi Delta Theta fraternities will still be serving alcohol.
The new beer ban will be phased in over the next three years.
IN Q=THIS IS NOT
((DAVID GLASSMAN/ASST. EXEC DIR SIGMA NU FRATERNITY: THIS IS NOT A
PROHIBITIONS ATTEMPT BY US. THERE WILL STILL BE FRATERNITY FUNCTIONS WITH
ALCOHOL PRESENT. THEY WILL SIMPLY BE MOVED TO APPROPRIATE THIRD PARTY SITES
WITH APPROPRIATE THIRD PARTY ALCOHOL MANAGEMENT.))
OUT Q=PARTY ALCOHOL MANAGEMENT
IN Q=I THINK IT'S
((BILL WELTER/SIGMA NU: I THINK IT'S A POSITIVE STEP. I THINK THAT THE
UNIVERSITIES AROUND THE COUNTRY WILL HELP ENFORCE IT AND EVENTUALLY OUR OWN
BROTHERS WILL ENFORCE IT.))
OUT Q=BROTHERS WILL ENFORCE IT
National fraternity leaders say each chapter will develop its own plan to
phase out alcohol.
This will be done on the honor system.
IN Q=WE RESPECT THE
((MATTHEW WINSHIP/UNIV CINN SIGMA NU: WE RESPECT THE NATIONAL FRATERNITY
SYSTEM. TRUE SIGMA NU'S SHOULD, THAT'S WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT.))
OUT Q= IT'S ALL ABOUT
While the no alcohol policy addresses some problems.
Some fraternity members say it may create others.
IN Q=THE ACADEMICS
((LAMAR VILLERE/PHI DELTA THETA: THE ACADEMICS HERE ARE PRETTY TOUGH AND
PEOPLE ARE LOOKING FOR AN OUTLET AND WILL DRINK A LITTLE. BUT WE'LL PROBABLY
GO TO PARTY OUT IN THE COUNTRY WHICH WILL PROBABLY BE DANGEROUS CAUSE WE'LL
HAVE TO DRIVE.))
OUT Q=WE'LL HAVE TO DRIVE.
Sigma Nu leaders say this policy will provide a better study environment and
allows fraternities to get back to being a true service organization.
Denise Allen News 7.))
A U.S. Justice Department report criticizes F-B-I work on the Oklahoma City
An unidentified source familiar with the report says an FBI lab supervisor
made unscientific conclusions that were biased in favor of prosecutors.
The supervisor, David Williams, has been dropped from the governments list
of planned expert witnesses.
Defendant Timothy McVeigh's attorney has threatened to make the lab's work a
major issue in the trial.
Prosecutors say their case is solid without the lab's findings.
The worst fighting in months broke out in the West Bank city of Hebron
Palestinians protesting over an east-Jerusalem housing project fought
Israeli soldiers with stones.
Troops fought back with tear gas and rubber bullets.
Palestinian police tried to help the Israelis stop the riots, but were also
The U.S. vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution ordering Israel
to stop work on the housing project.
The U.S. Ambassador said U-N interference could hurt the peace talks.
A three year old Florida boy is dead after he was apparently attacked by an
SUPER=03-Volusia Co., FL;
Adam Binford's mother told police Adam was standing in shallow water
yesterday when she heard a splash, and he disappeared.
Today rescue workers found the boy's body near a 450 pound alligator.
The alligator was killed by a trapper.
Authorities say their initial investigation indicates the alligator killed
Autopsies will be performed on both the child and the alligator.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on News 7,
O.J. Simpson faces foreclosure on his Brentwood mansion -- but the one-time
millionaire says he's "not sitting in the house depressed about it."
and a 50 million dollar ski resort could be coming to Bath County.
IN Q=It would
((MIKE WOOD/DEVELOPER: IT WOULD BE DEVELOPED IN THREE PHASES APPROXIMATELY
OVER A 10-15 YEAR PERIOD.))
OUT Q=year period.
We'll hear more from the developer on what could be the largest ski area in
MUSIC UP FULL
Dry and cool is going to be the rule for the rest of the weekend.
We had a mild night last night, and temperatures dropped steadily throughout
That's because a cold front moved through, bringing some very gusty,
Before we get to tomorrow's forecast, here's todays numbers....
A former Roanoke judge died yesterday.
Fred Hoback Junior served 15 years on the bench before stepping down in
April of 19-93.
Hoback was appointed to the judgeship in 1978, becoming the first judge on
what was then the newly formed Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.
He died yesterday in the hospital after a long illness.
Fred Hoback was 58.
A mini-van overturned in downtown Roanoke this evening, sending three people
to the hospital.
According to police, a 16 year- old- girl driving a jeep ran a stop sign and
hit the mini-van as it was going across Campbell Avenue.
She struck a rear quarterpanel and flipped the van.
The girl was charged with disregard for a stop sign.
Two young children and their father were trapped in the van.
The children escaped through a broken window.
Their injuries did not appear serious.
American Airlines pilots may soon have a chance to vote on a new contract.
Pilot's union officials met for a second day today to decide whether or not
to accept the company's new contract offer.
If they say yes, the contract will go the pilots themselves for
Union negotiators say talks with the American have gone as far as they can
IN Q=basically what we
((CAPT. JAMES SOVICH, APA PRESIDENT; BASICALLY WHAT WE HAVE SAID THIS MORNING
TO THE BOARD IN OPEN SESSION WAS THAT IN OUR COLLECTIVE OPINION WE ARE DONE IN
THE CONSENSUAL PROCESS. THERE'S NOTHING MORE TO BE ACCOMPLISHED THROUGH
NEGOTIATIONS. WHETHER IT'S A ACCOMMODATION THAT TAKES PLACE AT THE VERY END OF
THE COOLING OFF PERIOD OR DURING A STRIKE IS SPECULATION.
SUPER=01-Capt. James Sovich/APA President;
OUT Q=is speculative
The pilots went on strike in last month, but the White House instituted a
cooling off period, bringing the pilots back to work.
That cooling off period ends on April 28th.
Two regional airlines that are part of the Delta Connection are announcing a
significant upgrade in their service to the Roanoke Regional Airport.
For starters, Comair will add a second roundtrip jet flight from Roanoke to
The planes it's using are the (CAN-uh-dare) Canadair 50- seater regional
jets, which are growing in popularity.
IN Q=That aircraft
((JOE KAUFMAN/COMAIR SPOKESMAN: THAT AIRCRAFT NOW IS COMPRISING MOST OF OUR
FLEET, THE MAJORITY OF OUR FLEET. AND AGAIN TWO OUT OF OUR FOUR FLIGHTS OUT OF
ROANOKE WILL BE WITH THIS NEW CANADAIR REGIONAL JET.))
SUPER=01-Joe Kaufman/Comair Spokesman;
OUT Q=regional jet.
A-S-A, another Delta Connection airline, announced it will soon be flying
larger prop planes on its Roanoke to Atlanta flights.
It could be the biggest thing to hit Bath County since the FOUR- STAR
Homestead resort opened.
A development company is considering building a ski resort in the northern
end of the county.
Jay Moore reports.
SUPER=03-Bath Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Mike Wood/MPS Development; :13
SUPER=@Jay1; :36 Quick!!!
SUPER=03-Pocahontas Co., WV/File Tape; :47
OUT Q=News 7.
(( M-P-S Development is in the preliminary stages of turning this land into
one of the biggest ski resorts in the region.
Once it's completed, the resort could allow up to eight-thousand skiers on
the slopes at one time.
IN Q=We think this
((MIKE WOOD/MPS VICE PRESIDENT: WE THINK THIS WILL BE A BIG ECONOMIC BENEFIT
FOR BATH COUNTY. WE ONLY HAVE 5000 PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY AND TOURISM IS ONE
OF THE BIGGEST REVENUES SOURCES.))
OUT Q=revenues sources.
The development group is eyeing this site in the Duncan Knob area.
In skiing lingo-- it's unique because the potential scope and vertical rise
is greater than any ski area south of New York and east of the Mississippi.
IN Q=At 3900 feet
((JAY MOORE/REPORTING: AT 3900 FEET THIS IS THE HIGHEST ELEVATION OF THE
PROPOSED SKI AREA, IN FACT YOU CAN SEE THE MOUNTAIN WHERE THE
SNOWSHOE/SILVERCREEK SKI RESORT IS LOCATED.))
OUT Q=is located.
The West Virginia Resort is about an hour- and- half away from this site but
it could serve as the biggest competitor.
Snowshoe has 150 skiable acres...this new resort would have more the 500.
Developers are quick to point out they're not looking for all the business
IN Q=You want to
((JAY MOORE: YOU WANT TO KEEP THE SMALL TOWN FLAVOR BUT YOU STILL WANT TO BE
COMPETITIVE WITH SNOWSHOE. WOODS: WE THING WE CAN DO THAT BECAUSE OF THE
VERTICAL DROP AT 1900 HUNDRED FEET WOULD BE THE LARGEST AND WE THINK THAT IN
AND OF ITSELF WILL MAKE US A COMPETITIVE DESTINATION WITH SNOWSHOE.))
OUT Q=destination with Snowshoe.
The project would take anywhere from 10- to 15 years to complete and cost
more than 50 million dollars.
It could employ as many as 500 workers.
In Bath County, Jay Moore, News 7. ))
More money trouble for O.J. Simpson...
SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;
This time the bank is foreclosing on Simpson's Brentwood estate.
Simpson is reportedly 86 thousand dollars behind in his mortgage payments.
At least 9 creditors have liens on the property, including Simpson's
lawyers, and Fred Goldman.
If Simpson doesn't catch up on his payments in three months, the bank could
put the house on the auction block.
Soft Music Under
Coming up a little later in the newscast,
Roy will have highlights from the Division One and Division Three NC-A-A
and sticking with the tournament theme, will take you to Salem where coaches
are getting an early start on the next generation of athletes.
MUSIC UP FULL
Hundreds of the Roanoke Valley's youngest basketball players were hit with
The N-C-Double-A Division Three Championships are being played in Salem.
And today college coaches from all over the country shared their wisdom with
The N-C-Double-A offered education programs free to children and parents.
Local coaches joined their college counterparts to teach basic skills and
IN Q=WHEN YOU'RE SHOOTING
((BETSY TOMLINSON/CAMP PARTICIPANT: WHEN YOU'RE SHOOTING "BEEF", WHICH STANDS
FOR BALANCE, EYES, ELBOW AND FOLLOW THROUGH AND ALWAYS KEEP YOUR HEAD UP WHEN
((CAZZIE RUSSELL/FORMER NEW YORK KNICKS STAR: I TRY TO ENCOURAGE THEM TO LEARN
THE BASICS FUNDAMENTALS NOW. SO WHEN THE BODY DEVELOPS THEN YOU'LL ALREADY
HAVE THE FOUNDATION. NOW YOU CAN BLEND IN.))
SUPER=01-Betsy Tomlinson/Camp Participant;
SUPER=01-Cazzie Russell/Former New York Knicks Star;
OUT Q=CAN BLEND IN
The four hour camp also included exercises which help teach life lessons.
Former N-B-A great, Cazzie Russell, says he tries to teach these children
that there's more to being a success in life than playing great basketball.
IN Q=A KID MAY
((A KID MAY COME UP TO ME AND SAY HOW WAS IT TO PLAY IN THE NBA? CAN I SEE
YOUR CHAMPIONSHIP RING? NOW HERE'S MY CHANCE TO LEAN IN TO WHAT IT TAKES. YOU
GOT TO GO TO CLASS, HIGH SCHOOL, YOU GOT TO KEEP YOUR NOSE CLEAN. THESE ARE
THE THINGS YOU HAVE TO DO.))
OUT Q=YOU HAVE TO DO
He says camps like these can help keep children on the right path.
Parents also were able to sit in on a seminar on how to handle recruiting
situations when college coaches come knocking on the door.
The Gophers of Minnesota are headed to the final four. This afternoon in
the Midwest Regional Minnesota downed UCLA 80 to 72.
SUPER=03-San Antonio, TX/Gophers vs Bruins; :
Clem Haskins watching the game from the box.
U-C-L-A's Charles O'Bannon goes inside for the follow up and the Bruins led
the Gophers 33 to 26.
Minnesota's Sam Jacobson comes right back and hits the jumper but the
Gophers trailed at the half 33 to 28.
The Bruins would maintain that five point lead halfway through the second
half this basket made it 50 to 45.
But Minnesota's Quincy Lewis went on a scoring run his six straight points
gave the Gophers a 51 to 50 lead.
Minnesota would maintain that SUPER=33-Minnesota/80/UCLA/72/;lead for
the rest of the game the Gophers beating the Bruins 80 to 72 to advance to the
IN Q="After being
((CLEM HASKINS/MINNESOTA HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Clem Haskins/Minnesota Head Coach; :
OUT Q=.......REFUSE TO LOSE."
The Gophers will play defending champion Kentucky in the Final four.
The Wildcats beat Utah this evening
72 to 59.
SUPER=03-San Jose, CA/Kentucky vs Utah; :
Rick Pitino checking the action in the first half of the game.
And he watched his star player Ron Mercer take it to the hoop. He scored
15 points in the first half as Kentucky led by 10.
Utah made a run in the second half Drew Hansen hits this three pointer and
the score was tied at 43 to 43.
But Mercer cranked it up he hit his first shot of the second half and the
Wildcats took a two point lead.
Then with under 8 minutes left in SUPER=33-Kentucky/72/Utah/59/;the game
Mercer came up big again with the jumper making it a four point game and
Kentucky wins it 72 to 59.
IN Q="I told Ron
((RICK PITINO/KENTUCKY HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Rick Pitino/Kentucky Head Coach; :
OUT Q=.......IN THE FIRST HALF."
Over in Salem tonight Illinois Wesleyan was crowned the Division Three
SUPER=03-Salem/Titans vs Plainsmen; :
The Titans were taking on Todd Raridon and his Plainsmen of Nebraska
But Illinois Wesleyan's Bryan Crabtree took control of the game early
scoring 19 points in the first half.
After hitting the jumper Crabtree gets it at the other end and goes Coast
to coast for the hoop the Titans led by 14.
Nebraska Wesleyan made a run midway SUPER=33-IL Wesleyan/89/NE
through the second half but Illinois Wesleyan wins it 89 to 86.
SUPER=03-Pittsburgh, PA/SC NET; :
In Hockey, Pittsburgh and New Jersey squared off this afternoon.
Dave Ellet and Bobby Holik both scored goals in the third period to lead
the Devils to a 3 to 2 win over the Penguins.
For the rest of the scores lets go to the boards.
WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=0096-/L.A. Clippers/94/j/Utah/107//One Late Game/;
SUPER=0103-/Philadelphia/3//N.Y. Islanders/3//Tie In
SUPER=0103-/Buffalo/2/j/Florida/3///j/Phoenix/3//Toronto/0//Two Late Games/;
OUT Q=....last score."
And coming up, The Express was at the Roundhouse tonight the field is set
for tomorrow's Transouth 400 at Darlington.
and five golfers are within striking distance heading into the final round
of the Bay Hill Classic.
More than 8-thousand fans were at the Roundhouse tonight as the Roanoke
Express hosted the Richmond Renegades.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Express vs Renegades; :
The Express and Renegades are battling for third place in the ECHL's East
division and the Gloves were flying early in the first period.
Roanoke fell behind after the first period but the Express came back in the
second period Ilya Dubkov takes the SUPER=38-Roanoke/3/Richmond/2/;puck to
the net and loses it but Jeff Jablonski is there on the rebound to score the
Express tied the game at 1 to 1 and Roanoke wins it 3 to 2.
The track that's labeled to tough to tame was just that this afternoon in
second round qualifying for tomorrow's Transouth 400.
Dale Earnhardt, Bobby Hamilton, Ward burton Darrell Waltrip and Rick Mast
had to take Provisional starting positions.
For the remainder of the field lets go to the boards.
WIPE TO QUALIFYING
SUPER=0107-26. Jimmy Spencer/168.549/27. Michael Waltrip//28. Kyle Petty//29.
Phil Parsons//30. Kenny Wallace//;
SUPER=0107-31. Brett Bodine//32. Chad Little//33. John Andretti//34. Mike
Skinner//35. Robert Pressley//;
SUPER=0107-36. Johnny Benson//37. Bobby Hillin//38. Robby Gordon//39. Bobby
Hamilton//40. Ward Burton//;
SUPER=0107-41. Darrell Waltrip//42. Rick Mast//43. Dale Earnhardt//;
OUT Q=.....LAST CAR.
A fairly unknown on the tour is the leader after three rounds of the Bay
Hill Classic. Omar Uresti birdied the last two holes to day and shot a three
under par 69. That puts him at 205 11 under par for the tourney.
SUPER=03-Orlando, FL/NBC SPORTS; :
A beautiful day at the Bay Hill Course in Orlando.
Tiger Woods made a run here he birdies the 13-th hole to drop to six under
par. Woods shot a 71.
But Mark O'Meara birdied the 12-th and 16-th holes he's at 10 under par and
tied for second place after shooting a 68 today.
The Atlanta Braves got rocked this afternoon in an exhibition baseball game
against Montreal in West Palm Beach, Florida.
SUPER=03-West Palm Beach, FL/FOX; :
A shot of Skyline Stadium in West Palm Beach.
And the Expos quickly went to work on John Smoltz. This line drive R-B-I
Triple to left field scoring a run to make it one to nothing Expos in the
Still in the first, Dave Segui hits SUPER=35-Montreal/9/Atlanta/2/;a line
drive to left field White rounds the bases to score to make it 2 to nothing and
the Expos win it 9 to 2.
Meantime, The Orioles and Mets knocked heads at Port St. Lucie this
SUPER=03-Port St. Lucie, FL/WWOR; :
Bobby Valentine sitting in the dugout.
The Orioles would take the lead in the top of the second Jerome Walton hits
a single to right field scoring Mike Mussina and Tony Tarasco to make it 3 to
Then later in the second Pete Incavillia gets all of this pitch
SUPER=35-Baltimore/6/N.Y. Mets/1/;sending it over the left field wall for a
three run homer and the Orioles cruise to the 6 to 1 win.
This is the second year the Salem Civic Center has played host to the
Division Three Final Four Championship.
Ashlee Brown takes us to a little March Madness right in our own backyard.
IN Q=Illinois Wesleyan... Alvernia
SUPER=01-Mary Hartzman/Alvernia Fan; :41
SUPER=01-Louise Grimm/Professor at Alvernia; :1:03
SUPER=01-Deborah Wilkie/Williams Student; 1:42
SUPER=19-Ashlee Brown; 1:51
OUT Q= Ashlee Brown, News 7, Salem.
(( Illinois Wesleyan... Alvernia College... Nebraska Wesleyan... and
Williams College... If you want to see what March Madness is all about, all
you had to do was take a trip to the Salem Civic Center for the division 3
final four tournament this weekend.
Lots of fast breaks, three pointers and nail biter foul shots at the last
tics of the game.
But what makes it all so maddening? It's the FANS!
They came from all around the country to Salem to show off their school
spirit, and showed up in droves to support their teams.
IN Q=There were two
((MARY HARTZMAN/ALVERNIA FAN: THERE WERE TWO BUSES SO ABOUT 90 PEOPLE BY BUS,
SO THERE'S ABOUT 250 ))
OUT Q=there's about 250
There isn't the glamour and glitz of a nationally televised game, so fans
have no choice but to make the trip.
But they're more than happy to go the extra mile... or miles.
IN Q=It was about ten
((IT WAS ABOUT TEN TO TWELVE HOURS TOTAL ))
OUT Q=twelve hours total
IN Q=seven hours
((7 hours ))
OUT Q=7 hours
IN Q=fourteen fifteen hours
((FOURTEEN FIFTEEN HOURS ))
OUT Q=fourteen fifteen hours
IN Q=It was a
((IT WAS A LONG RIDE BUT IT WAS WORTH IT ))
OUT Q=was worth it
IN Q=We're just looking
((LOUISE GRIMM/ALVERNIA PROFESSOR: WE'RE JUST LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS GAME. WE
THINK IT'S GOING TO BE GREAT, WE THINK THEY'RE GOING TO WIN - WE KNOW THEY'RE
GOING TO WIN. DEFINITELY! ))
OUT Q=to win. Definitely!
Others say they have something to prove while they're here in Salem.
IN Q=We haven't been
((WE HAVEN'T BEEN HERE LONG, BUT WE LIKE KICKED BUTT ALL YEAR LONG, AND WE'RE
HERE TO SHOW EVERYBODY THAT ALVERNIA COLLEGE DOES EXIST. ))
OUT Q=college does exist
Williams College played in the consolation game this afternoon, but the
fans took home an impressive statistic.
A report from Princeton ranks their athlete support from students 5th in
the nation... just behind Notre Dame and ACC power houses Duke, UNC and
Students say the extra support makes a real difference.
IN Q=It is, it's
((DEBORAH WILKIE/WILLIAMS FAN: IT IS, IT'S ENORMOUS AND THAT EXPLAINS OUR 42
GAME HOME WIN STREAK. WE HAVE NOT SEEN OUR TEAM LOSE AT HOME BECAUSE JUST SO
MANY STUDENTS SHOW UP TO THE GAMES.))
OUT Q=to the games
(( THE PLAYERS AND COACHES OBVIOUSLY MAKE UP THE TOURNAMENT BUT IT'S THE
DIEHARD FANS THAT MAKE THIS EVENT SO MUCH FUN. THIS IS WHERE THE ACTION IS. ))
OUT Q=the action is.
Ashlee Brown, News 7 Salem. ))