Coming up next on News 7...
A mother's love for her son takes shape in Patrick County after 31 years of
Street battles continue in Israel as palestinian protestors clash with
And a hunter at an annual seal harvest turns on photographers.
News 7 is next.
The healing process can begin for the families of fallen Vietnam Veterans in
It's taken 31 years but one mother has finally accomplished her dream of
erecting a memorial.
Gloria James has been working on this project since her son John James died
in combat in April of 1966.
Six other Patrick County men died during the war.
All are remembered on the monument.
SOT Tape 1 14:51:53
IN Q=I WANTED THE
((GLORIA JAMES/JOHN'S MOM: I WANTED THE BOYS TO GET WHAT THEY DESERVED. THOSE
BOYS DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY JUST AS THE ONES ON THIS FIRST MONUMENT AND I THINK
THEY DESERVED JUST AS MUCH RECOGNITION AS THEY DID.))
SUPER=01-Gloria James/John's Mom;
OUT Q=AS THEY DID
Kermit Ingram encouraged his brother to join the service.
The last time he saw Israel was in the fall of '67.
Israel died five months later.
SOT tape 2 15:03:23
IN Q=WE HAD A PARTY
((KERMIT INGRAM/ISRAEL'S BROTHER: WE HAD A PARTY. WE HAD A GOOD TIME. HE
HUGGED US AND HE SAID I'LL SEE YOU GUYS IN A COUPLE OF YEARS.))
SUPER=01-Kermit Ingram/Israel's Brother;
OUT Q=COUPLE OF YEARS
Frederick Bullington, Bobby Corns, Roger Bowman, Larry Talley and Bernard
Sowder are also remembered on the monument.
U.S. soldiers left the Aviano Air Base in Italy this morning, heading for
SUPER=03-Aviano Air Base;
The soldiers are part of a force preparing for the possible evacuation of
American Citizens from Zaire, as a civil war rages in that country.
Two more planes are due in the Congo tomorrow.
U.S. officials say the soldiers mission is preparatory and not provocative,
and they won't get involved in the on-going war.
Fighting continued for a second day in the West Bank.
In Hebron, Israeli and Palestinian security forces set up a hot-line to try
and coordinate their troops against increasing tension and violence.
The stone throwing intensified in Bethlehem, where officials blocked the
roads and shut down shops.
It's the third consecutive day of fighting as palestinians protest a
controversial housing development in east Jerusalem.
Israeli officials stopped short of suspending the peace process, instead
urging Palestinian authorities to crack down on militant Islamic groups.
The Cold War may be over, but a leading diplomat says it would be a "grave
mistake," to sacrifice international diplomacy for short- term savings in the
On Friday, the Helsinki Summit between President Clinton and Russian
President Boris Yeltsin produced a breakthrough on arms control, and promising
dialogue on the expansion of NATO.
And in Roanoke, Assistant Secretary of State Thomas McNamara said the
country must resist the temptation to cut foreign affairs funding.
IN Q=So we may save a few pennies
((THOMAS MCNAMARA/ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE: SO WE MAY SAVE A FEW PENNIES,
BUT IN THE LONG RUN WE'RE GOING TO PAY DEARLY IN THE FUTURE IF WE DON'T PUT
ENOUGH RESOURCES INTO DIPLOMACY, INTO FOREIGN AFFAIRS. BECAUSE THE FIRST LINE
OF DEFENSE IS IN FACT THE DIPLOMACY THAT GOES ON EVERY DAY WITHOUT MUCH
ACTIVITY BEING NOTICED BY THE PUBLIC.))
SUPER=01-Thomas McNamara/Assistant Secretary of State;
OUT Q=noticed by the public.
While most diplomacy doesn't generate the headlines of the Helsinki Summit,
McNamara says the Foreign Service is essential to strengthening U.S. commerce,
and protecting American interests abroad.
McNamara was in western Virginia for an appearance at V-M-I.
A West Virginia man died today after going off a ski trail into woods at
Snowshoe Mountain Resort.
The 51-year-old Beckley man apparently hit a tree.
Most of his injuries were to the chest.
The skiing death marks the resort's third in 24 years of operation.
Fire ripped through a Bedford County home this afternoon.
Flames erupted at the house on Route-702 just before five-o'clock.
Firefighters got to the scene within minutes but not before the attic and
roof suffered major damage.
No one was injured in the blaze.
Fire marshals will sift through the wreckage in the morning.
But officials say the cause of the blaze appeared to be accidental.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on News 7,
The Big Game is getting bigger...14-million dollars bigger to be exact,
and tensions between hunters and animal rights activists boiled over at
Canada's annual seal hunt.
What a night in the weather department-- a lunar eclipse, the comet, and
some some snow showers in Bath County.
We'll have video of the lunar eclipse coming up--
And the complete forecast, which is getting interesting.
Several batches of precipitation are headed east-- and maybe more flurries
for the highlands tonight.
Before the forecast...
MUSIC UP FULL
TAPE# 97-15; edit of 97-3 (Big-Game)
It's the biggest jackpot in the country right now.
56- million dollars is up for graps in Friday's Big Game drawing.
This is the first time in Virginia lottery players have had the chance to
play for a jackpot over 50- million.
The pot grew after no one correctly matched all six numbers in last Friday's
drawing for 42 million.
Roanoke loses a longtime community leader, and it looks like Lynchburg is
getting a new small business incubator.
Len Besthoff recaps the week's top economic stories in our area with the
News-7 Business Review.
IN Q=NAT SOT
SUPER=03-Big Island/File Tape; :50
OUT Q=NAT SOT
Nat Sot biz rev intro/outro
Innotech has made good on its promise to bring upwards of 400 new jobs to
The lens casting company will break ground on an expansion project in May.
Roanoke civic and business leader George Cartledge died at the age of 87.
He is best known for growing Grand Piano and Furniture into a large regional
chain, and his efforts in getting the Center In the Square built.
Chief executives of Norfolk Southern and C-S-X travelled to Pennsylvania and
Washington to explain their plans to carve up Conrail.
After a hearing Thursday N-S said its acquisition of a repair shop in
Altoona Pennsylvania should not impact a similar operation N-S has in Roanoke.
The Delta Connection will soon offer a second round trip regional jet flight
from Roanoke to Cincinnati on Comair.
Georgia Pacific has closed its Big Island containerboard mill for a week due
to slack demand.
In Lynchburg an empty riverfront building is slated to become the Hill City
Renaissance Center...a small business incubator targeting minority owned
Checking the financial markets for the week, the Dow Jones Industrial
Average dropped 131 points, the Nasdaq Composite was down 39.
Len Besthoff, with the News-7 Business Review.
The men and women who deliver the mail in Danville will soon have a new way
to serve their neighborhoods and stay in touch.
Cellular One is donating hand- held cellular phones to the U.S. Postal
The gift will allow carriers to summon help if they spot a fire or another
emergency, or if they fear a resident needs assistance.
IN Q=Danville is one of the market areas...
((JOYCE WALTHALL/CELLULAR ONE: DANVILLE IS ONE OF THE MARKET AREAS THAT IS
SERVED BY CELLULAR ONE AND WE'RE GOING TO ROLL THIS OUT TO EVERY SINGLE ONE OF
((TOM GIFFIN/DANVILLE POSTMASTER: I THINK JUST A LITTLE MORE BASIC COMMUNITY
SECURITY IS THE WHOLE CENTER OF THE PROGRAM. I THINK BY WORKING WITH THE POLICE
DEPARTMENT AND WORKING WITH THE COMMUNITY WE CAN JUST MAKE IT A LITTLE BIT
SAFER FOR ALL OF THE PEOPLE IN DANVILLE.))
SUPER=01-Joyce Walthall/Cellular One Store Manager;
SUPER=01-Tom Giffin/Danville Postmaster;
OUT Q=all of the people in Danville.
Cellular One is donating fifteen phones, and air time.
The cell phones are programmed to call 911, a non- emergency police number,
or the postal service.
In our viewer mail this week, some comments on a fatal accident, and the
Here's assignment editor Joe McKean, with News-7's Feedback.
OUT Q=News 7.
(( The followup story on an accident that killed a Roanoke County educator,
and a couple from Bedford County, prompted one viewer to write:
"I want you to know that they were the kindest couple anybody would love to
know. They would do anything in their power to help you. When you mentioned all
about James Johnson and what he had achieved throughout his life and didn't
care to mention anything about Mr. and Mrs. Goad that made me a little upset.
They might not have been rich in their pocketbooks but they were rich in heart.
They were loved by many and will be missed by a lot."
Business reporter Len Besthoff's coverage of the CSX-Norfolk
Southern-Conrail merger came in for some praise from an NS employee in Salem.
"I think your reporting has been accurate and reliable. You have not dealt
with rumors surrounding this issue. I saw the live coverage from Philadelphia
in which you interviewed people to get firsthand information. The other news
agencies here in the Roanoke Valley, both video and in the press, relied upon
wire service reports. WDBJ-7 took the time to cover an important issue that
will affect a large number of people here in the valley...I hope you will
continue to provide this high quality of reporting."
If you would like to comment on our news coverage or topics in the news,
write to News-7 Feedback at P.O. Box 7, Roanoke, 24022.
Our fax number is 343-7269.
For email, the address is news@wdbj7. com.
And you can access our on-line forum on our home page, www.wdbj7.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.
The annual seal hunt in Canada is always controversial, as animal rights
activists clash with hunters.
SUPER=03-Gulf of St. Lawrence;
This weekend the clash almost turned violent, when one of the hunters turned
on photographers taking pictures of the hunt.
The hunter attacked one photographer, then pulled out a knife and went after
He was stopped by a police officer.
Animal rights activists say the hunters were illegally clubbing white coated
cubs just a few days old.
The Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans said the seals were
beginning to shed the white coats, and according to the rules, were fair game.
When Tom Parmenter decided to lose weight, he knew he needed help.
SUPER=03-Millcreek Twp., PA;
Parmenter weighs 800 pounds and hadn't left his Pennsylvania home in 2
He was bedridden, and couldn't fit out the front door.
He called the local fire department for help.
After cutting a hole in Parmenter's front wall, workers lifted him onto a
reinforced gurney, and used a fork lift to move him to a flat bed truck, which
rolled him into a ambulance.
IN Q=he's really looking
((NANCY WYATT/FRIEND; HE'S REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO LOOSING WEIGHT SO HE CAN
GO SIT ON A CHAIR WITHOUT BREAKING THE CHAIR, AND MAYBE GO TO THE BEACH WITHOUT
PEOPLE LOOKING AT HIM STRANGELY.))
OUT Q=at him strangely
Parmenter says he hopes one day to return home, under his own power.
Soft Music Under
Coming up in the newscast,
The Danville Science Center hits a fund-raising milestone,
and making physics fun may seem like mission impossible to some people, but not
in Floyd County.
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GRAPHIC=Pope John Paul
Pope John Paul the second celebrated Palm Sunday Mass with a quarter million
Roman Catholics in St. Peter's Square.
The pope dedicated his mass to young people around the world, and asked
everyone to remember the Catholic Church's "Youth Day", which will take place
in Paris in August.
The Pope said the first World Youth Day was held in Jerusalem, when Christ
entered the Holy City.
Palm Sunday begins the Holy Week which culminates on Easter Sunday.
The Floyd County School system has done what many believe to be
impossible--that's make PHYSICS interesting.
Virginia Tech Physics majors are helping Floyd County High School students
apply the science to their everyday lives.
Denise Allen explains.
IN Q=we can help
SUPER=01-Peter Macedo/Lead Mentor; :28
SUPER=01-Karen Pursifull/High School Student; :42
SUPER=01-Tim Callahan/Floyd Co. Physics Teacher; :54
OUT Q=News 7
IN Q=WE CAN HELP
((WE CAN HELP YOU BUILD YOUR OWN COMPUTER THAT YOU CAN KEEP AT HOME DURING THIS
OUT Q=DURING THIS PROJECT
Several times a week Virginia Tech Physics majors travel to Floyd County to
guide these high school students through the study of physics.
But the Tech mentors are available throughout the week via computer.
This new lab allows Floyd County students to e-mail their mentors and others
anywhere in the country.
A tele-conference during class time is also in the plans.
IN Q=They find that
((PETER MACEDO/LEAD MENTOR: THEY FIND THAT INSTEAD OF EVERYTHING COMING FROM A
BOOK OR COMING FROM A TEACHER STANDING IN FRONT OF THEM THAT THERE'S OTHER WAYS
TO LEARN AND THERE'S OTHER WAYS TO COMMUNICATE WITH PEOPLE 45 MINUTES AWAY JUST
BY TYPING ON A COMPUTER.))
OUT Q=TYPING ON A COMPUTER
IN Q=IT HELPS US
((KAREN PURSIFULL/FLOYD CO. HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT: IT HELPS US TO LET THE CLASS
GO BY WHEN YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT THE BOARD ALL THE TIME IT GETS A LITTLE BORING.
BUT WORKING AT THE COMPUTER IS A WHOLE NEW OUT LOOK. IT'S A LOT OF FUN.))
OUT Q=A LOT OF FUN
IN Q=THEY GET TO
((TIM CALLAHAN/FCHS PHYSICS TEACHER: THEY GET TO SEE THE EQUATIONS AND THINGS
PUT INTO PRACTICE FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN THROUGH THE
CLASS AND ARE ACTUALLY USING IT IN OTHER COURSES.))
OUT Q=IN OTHER COURSES
Callahan and the Tech mentors say the class is a success because they show
the students how physics applies to everyday life.
If a student wants to know how something works, that something becomes the
topic of a class project.
IN Q=WE PLAN ON
((WE PLAN ON WORKING WITH A HOT-AIR BALLOON. WE'RE GOING TO TRY AND FIGURE OUT
THE PHYSICS PART OF IT. HOW IT FLIES AND HOW HIGH IT CAN GO WITH THE HEAT.))
OUT Q=WITH THE HEAT
The new approach to this science has helped the Floyd County High School
Physics Department grow from one class a year to three.
Interest has increased so much that next year, for the first time, the
school is offering a second level physics class.
Educators say any time you can get a student to say class is fun, you're
doing something right.
Denise Allen News 7.))
The Roanoke Express lost to South Carolina 6 to 5 in a shootout.
But Roanoke picks up a point to tie Richmond for third place in the East.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Express vs Stingrays; :
The Express skated into the Roundhouse after a big win over Richmond Last
But South Carolina scored early in the first quarter Chris Hynnes takes it
in and beats the Express goalie for the score and a 2 to nothing lead.
Then a minute later the Sting Rays score again this time Brett Marietti
hits a slap shot from the blue line to score and the Express trailed 3 to
Roanoke got on the board late in the first period Duane Harmer shots it
SUPER=38-Roanoke/5/South Carolina/6/;in front of the net and Jeff Jablonski
tapes it in to make it 3 to 1 and Roanoke loses in a shootout 6 to 5.
North Carolina is headed to the final four after winning its fourth
regional final of the 90's.
Shammond Williams scored 22 as the Tar Heels beat Louisville 97 to 74.
SUPER=03-Syracuse, NY/Tar Heels vs Cardinals; :
Dean Smith will take his team to the final four for the 11-th time since
taking over the program in 1961.
Louisville kept it close early in the first half Alex Sanders scores on the
jam to make it 29 to 24 Heels.
But Carolina cranked it up Williams scoring this basket to send the Tar
heels in at the half leading 54 to 33.
The Cardinals made a run with just over 9 minutes left in the game this
three pointer cut the lead to 3, 66 to 69.
North Carolina went on a run led by SUPER=33-North
Carolina/97/Louisville/74/;Antawn Jamison and the Tar Heels advance with the
97 to 74 win.
IN Q=Then You...
((DEAN SMITH/UNC HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Dean Smith/UNC Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=....you admire that."
Carolina will play Arizona in the Final Four. The Wildcats making their
third trip after beating Providence 96 to 92 in overtime.
SUPER=03-Birmingham, AL/Wildcats vs Friars; :
Lute Olson setting up a play during a time out.
Arizona's Jason Terry comes up with the steal to start the back he goes
behind the back to Miles Simon for the layup and an 8 point lead.
But Providence comes back God Shammgod passes to Rueben Garces who scores
inside to make it 27 to 25 Friars.
Arizona led by 12 in the second half but Jamel Thomas goes to the corner for
the three to send the game into overtime tied at 85 to 85.
Simon scored 30 points in the game
SUPER=33-Arizona/96/Providence/92/;his basket in overtime put Arizona up to
stay and the Wildcats win it 96 to 92.
Wake Forest was knocked out of the N-C-double-A tournament by Stanford in
the Sweet 16 but their star player received College basketball's highest award.
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA; :
As expected center Tim Duncan received the Naismsith Award as College
Basketballs player of the year.
Duncan remained in college for his senior year and he averaged 21 points
and 14 rebounds a game this season.
Wake finished the season with a 23 and 7 record.
IN Q="It's an
((TIM DUNCAN/COLLEGE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: ))
SUPER=01-Tim Duncan/College Player of the Year; :
OUT Q=.........AS SO THIS YEAR."
The Orlando Magic handed the Los Angeles Lakers their 10-th loss in 19 games
since losing Shaquille O'Neil to Injury.
SUPER=03-Orlando, FL/NBC SPORTS; :
Shag leaving the O-Rena in his ride before the start of the game.
L.A.'s Nick Van Excel pulls up and hits this three pointer giving the
Lakers their only lead of the game.
Rony Seikly gets out on the break and throws down the jam giving the Magic
a 25 to 12 lead in the first quarter.
Penny Hardaway and Nick Anderson SUPER=32-Orlando/110/L.A. Lakers/84/;led
the Magic with 21 points apiece and Orlando routs the Lakers 110 to 84.
SUPER=03-Minneapolis, MN/NBA; :
Pat Riley cheering the Heat on as Alonzo Mourning returned to the linuep.
Mourning would throw in 21 but Tim Hardaway led the heat with 22 points in a
five point win over the Timberwolves.
For all of the scores lets go to the boards.
WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=0096-j/Orlando/110//L.A. Lakers/84///j/New Jersey/100//Boston/91///;
OUT Q=....last score."
And coming up in sports, Phil Mickelson comes from a couple of strokes
down in the final round to win the Bay Hill Invitational.
And Dale Jarrett covers the field again winning the TranSouth 400 for his
second win of the season.
Dale Jarrett survived a brush with the wall early in the race but he Held
off Ted Musgrave to win the Transouth 400 at Darlington, for his second win of
SUPER=03-Darlington, SC/ESPN; :
South Boston's Jeff Burton had a strong car and he would lead the field a
couple of times during the race.
Jeff Gordon worked his way from the back and he moved to second place after
85 laps of the event.
Dale Earnhardt never found the groove early in the race he was running in
the 30-th spot.
Then the 8-th caution of the day would occur when Robert Pressley gets
lose in front of Ricky Craven both cars spin out and hit the inside wall.
Dale Jarrett slipped on oil early in the race but he made his way back to
the front to lead with less than 115 laps to go.
Ernie Irvan had trouble in the pits with a tire and when he returned to
the track he brushed the wall in turns 3 and 4.
But again Jarrett had the field covered and he would take the checkered
flag a car length ahead of Musgrave in the TranSouth 400.
IN Q="This is a
((DALE JARRETT/TRANSOUTH 400 WINNER: ))
((TED MUSGRAVE/FINISHED SECOND: ))
SUPER=01-Dale Jarrett/Transouth 400 Winner; :
SUPER=01-Ted Musgrave/Finished Second; :15
OUT Q=.............the problem.
Jeff Gordon was third Jeff Burton fourth and Bobby Labonte fifth.
Phil Mickelson came from behind to win the Bay Hill Invitational in Orlando
SUPER=03-Orlando, FL/NBC SPORTS; :
Mickelson started the day two shots behind Omar Uresti he tied for the lead
at 13 under par when he made this eagle putt.
Mikelson closed with a 7 under par 65 giving him a total of 272, 16 under
par and a three shot win over Stuart Appleby.
Uresti, Mark O'Meara and Payne Stewart tied for third place at 12 under
TAPE# 97-17; edit of 96-102 (Science Center)
Officials with the Danville Science Center are celebrating a milestone.
The "Kiwanis Club of Danville Foundation" is one of the center's biggest
Last week, the foundation donated 50- thousand dollars to the Danville
Half of the money will be used to bring a new exhibit to the center-- the
other half will go toward establishing a computer lab.
The Kiwanis Club had already donated 200- thousand dollars to the facility.
The recent donation takes the science center over the one million dollar