(( TONIGHT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME...
THE WIND VELOCITY AND THE WAVES THAT WE HAVE TODAY, IT'S JUST NOT A SAFE
OPERATION TO PUT OUR PEOPLE INTO THE WATER.
THE SEARCH FOR A MAN PRESUMED DROWNED IN SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE WILL CONTINUE IN
THE NATION REMEMBERS THE 168 VICTIMS OF THE OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBING-- TWO
YEARS LATER... ))
OUT Q=two years later.
TOP STORY GRAPHIC 11004
It's FRIDAY, April 18th, our Top Story,
high winds fan flames in Craig County.
But quick response by a small band of fire fighters prevents the blaze from
getting out of control.
IN Q=THIS CREW IS
((PAUL PARADZINSKI/GEORGE WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON NATIONAL FOREST: THIS CREW IS
REALLY OUTSTANDING. THEY CAME IN AND THEY CAUGHT IT. KEEPING IT AT A SMALL 20
ACRES. THE WINDS WERE SO ERRATIC THEY COULDN'T EVEN DROP RETARDANTS ON IT
BECAUSE OF THE DANGER TO THE PLANE.))
OUT Q=TO THE PLANE.
Good Evening, this is NEWS-7 Primetime on WEFC.
I'm Connie Stevens.
The fire started late this afternoon in the Johns Creek area of Craig
About 20 fire fighters from the Craig County Fire Department and the forest
service acted quickly, using bulldozers to help build fire lines.
IN Q=BUT THERE WAS A
((PAUL PARADZINSKI/GEORGE WASHINGTON AND JEFFERSON NATIONAL FORESTS: BUT THERE
WAS A HUGE SEGMENT OF IT THEY HAD TO USE HAND TOOLS AND THEN THEY ALSO USED
NATURAL BREAKS SUCH AS CREEKS AND THIS ROAD I'M ON AS A FIRE LINE RIGHT NOW.))
SUPER=01-Paul Paradzinski/G.W. & Jefferson National Forests;
OUT Q=Line RIGHT NOW
Crews used fire to FIGHT fire by back-burning.
This increases the size of the fire line by burning up all the fuel in the
It is not considered contained yet--crews will be needed throughout the
night to keep an eye on hot spots.
Fire investigators have not determined a cause.
But officials say it appears to have started in the middle of the forest far
from a road or footpath.
No one was injured and no buildings are threatened by the blaze.
The same choppy waters that apparently drowned a man prevented Bedford
County authorities from searching for his body today.
Around nine, witnesses spotted the man and debris from his boat floating in
the water off this dock near Saunders Point.
Two young men jumped into the frigid lake and tried to rescue him but
IN Q=The oldest
((LT. KENT ROBEY/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: THE OLDEST, THE 21- YEAR- OLD
BOY, ACTUALLY GOT HIS HAND ON HIM AND TOLD US THAT HE WEIGHED TO HEAVY TO DRAG
HIM, AND NEXT THING HE KNEW HE WENT UNDER.))
SUPER=01-Lt. Kent Robey/Bedford Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :00
OUT Q=he went under.
Dive teams could only stand and watch as high winds and rough water kept
them grounded the rest of the day.
IN Q=We need
((DAVID FALWELL/SCRUGGS DIVE TEAM: WE NEED BOAT ASSISTANCE DUE TO US WORKING
OFF OF THE BOATS AND OFF OF LAND SO WE JUST DON'T THINK WE'VE GOT A SAFE
SUPER=01-David Falwell/Scruggs Dive Team; :00
OUT Q=safe operation today.
Rescue teams hope to mount a recovery effort first thing tomorrow morning.
Authorities still aren't sure of the identity of the victim.
SUPER=01-Jerry Kilgore/(R) Attorney General Candidate; :03
RUNS=:50 quick out
OUT Q=opposed to it.
IN Q=we have to
OUT Q=continue to do that.
Four Republican candidates for Attorney General debated in front of the
Virginia Federation of Republican Women today in Roanoke.
One of the hot topics focused on state Senator Kenneth Stolle who's been
accused of embellishing his academic credentials in campaign literature.
IN Q=I think this
OUT Q=stand by my record.
IN Q=my suggestion
OUT Q=it's say you do.
The future of Virginia's Lottery is also in question for three of the four
Attorney General candidates.
IN Q=take welfare
OUT Q=opposed to it.
Senator Mark Earley and former public safety secretary Jerry Kilgore say the
lottery should be repealed, and will work toward that if elected.
Bob Johnson is hoping his 12 year run on the Roanoke County Board of
Supervisors will continue.
Today, he announced he will run for re-election.
Johnson made his announcement at the Blue Ridge Library, a cooperative
project of Roanoke County and Botetourt County.
He points to other achievements including the county's All- America City
award, construction of the Spring Hollow Reservoir, and creation of the police
IN Q=I see my campaign
((BOB JOHNSON/SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: I SEE MY CAMPAIGN AS PRESENTING FACTS AND
PRESENTING A QUALITY OF LIFE IN ROANOKE COUNTY THAT I THINK PEOPLE ARE PROUD
OF, AND WANT TO CONTINUE. I DON'T PARTICULARLY RELISH A NEGATIVE CAMPAIGN, BUT
I'M NOT GOING TO RUN FROM ONE EITHER.))
OUT Q=run from one either.
Don Terp will challenge Johnson for the Hollins District seat on the Board
Johnson says he's ready to debate Terp "any where, any time."
In North Dakota, north of Grand Forks--
SUPER=03-Grand Forks, ND; :
an entire neighborhood of 300 homes is now under water-- where levee breaks
along the bloated Red River are chasing people from their homes.
IN Q=It's gotten
((IT'S GOTTEN TO ME BUT I DON'T LIKE TO THINK ABOUT IT BECAUSE I'M AFRAID IF I
STOP CRYING I WOULD JUST NEVER STOP ))
OUT Q=never stop, LAUGHS
The entire city of 50-thousand could be evacuated if the dikes holding back
the swollen Red River continue to fail.
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Tomorrow the nation remembers the bombing of the Murrah Federal building in
Oklahoma City and the tragedies it left behind. That story next on News-7
Plus-- Earth Day was observed early for some students in Franklin County--
including a visit from Mother Earth-- details heading your way right here on
go to break
Employees at the G-E plant in Salem are facing layoffs for the second time
This time though, just 11 salaried people are affected.
During the winter, G-E laid off 138 hourly employees who manufacture its
drives and industrial control systems.
Those people are back on the job now.
Over the past six months attrition and a Voluntary Job Elimination Program
helped G-E downsize its salaried workforce by about 60 positions, preventing
more layoffs from taking place.
A grocery store in North Roanoke County received a bomb threat this
Police evacuated and searched the Kroger store at Peters Creek and Williamson
Roads but found nothing.
Assistant Manager Eddie Antoine says a customer had first approached him with
IN Q=He brought me
((EDDIE ANTOINE/ASST.MANAGER: HE BROUGHT ME OVER TO ONE OF THE AISLES AND TOLD
ME HE HAD A GUN AND IF I DIDN'T GIVE HIM MONEY HE WAS GOING TO BLOW UP THE
STORE AND SHOOT ME.))
SUPER=01-Eddie Antoine/Kroger Asst. Manager
OUT Q=and shoot me.
Antoine told him he was getting the money, then slipped out the back door and
While he was gone the would-be robber left.
Police say they're looking for three men in a light-blue midsize sedan.
Oklahoma City and the rest of the country tomorrow will remember the people
who lost their lives when a bomb exploded at the Alfred P. Murrah building.
168 people were killed and scores injured two years ago.
As we hear from Dave Fehling, friends and loved ones are now gathering in
IN Q=We came to
SUPER=03-Oklahoma City; :00
SUPER=01-Cathie Alaniz/Daughter of Victim; 1:04 QUICK!
SUPER=01-Dave Fehling/Reporting; 1:16
OUT Q=DF, CBS News, Oklahoma City.
WE CAME TO HANG UP THE EIGHT ANGELS MY MOM AND PRISCILLA AND I MADE."
For those who's connections are very direct...
MY FATHER, CLAUDE MEDEARIS, HE WAS A CUSTOMS AGENT.
And for those who for the first time were visiting oklahoma city...
ITS VERY HEARTRENDING.
The bombing two years ago this weekend, is anything but a distant
The fence with all its teddy bears and ribbons...(pause)... still
makes people cry...and at the first of the nearly one dozen different memorial
services that will be held this weekend, the pictures seem no less chilling.
THIS IS MY DAD, HIS ANGEL, HIS MUSTACHE, HIS BALD SPOT.
Cathie Alaniz and her family came here to remember the eight federal law
enforcement agents who were among the 168 people who died in the
Her story is incredible for the sheer quantity of heart-ache...
Not only did her father die here, her husband was killed by friendly fire
in the gulf war.
CATHIE ALANIZ/DAUGHTER OF VICTIM: I HAVE A LEGITIMATE REASON TO BE BITTER AND
I'M NOT. OUR GOVERNMENT MAY NOT
BE PERFECT, ITS STILL THE BEST THAT WE HAVE.
The families completed their memorial ...a display of angels to
remember how their loved ones died on April 19th, two years ago.
The families say they are very anxious for testimony to begin in the trial
of the accused bombers. Reportedly, opening statements in Denver
where the trial is being held are now slated to begin late next week. Dave
Fehling, CBS News, Oklahoma City. ))
Satanic and profane lyrics are his trademark.
And now shock rocker Marilyn Manson is turning his wrath on Richmond.
The controversial rock group's attorney is inviting Richmond city officials
for a sit down conference.
He promises to convince them they're violating Marilyn Manson's rights.
If they aren't convinced... he'll sue them.
The city says it's trying to cancel a contract for the band to play a May
10th concert at the Richmond Coliseum.
The Virginia chapter of the ACLU says it will join Manson in a free speech
lawsuit if the ban stands.
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Toy giant Hasbro today agreed to stop making health claims for its heavily
promoted new line of toys.
Some of Playskool's toy line is being marketed with Microban, an
But the Environmental Protection Agency says there's no proof the toys
protect children from germs.
The E-P-A says the only thing Microban does is stop the growth of germs
that attack PLASTIC.
Hasbro though, disagrees, saying it DOES have evidence its health claims
The statewide chapter of La Leche League is meeting in Roanoke, through
In case you've never heard of the group, it's mission is to provide mother
to mother support, for breast feeding moms.
IN Q=It's easiest
SUPER=01-Sherry Wagstaff/La Leche League; :00
SUPER=01-Mary Renard/La Leche League; :31
SUPER=01-Lisa Updike/La Leche League; :59
OUT Q=how to sort her milk.
IN Q=It's easiest
((SHERRY WAGSTAFF/LA LECHE LEAGUE: IT'S EASIEST FOR THE MOTHER, I DON'T HAVE
ANYTHING TO DO BUT PICK UP MY BABY AND PUT HIM TO THE BREAST, IN THE MIDDLE OF
THE NIGHT, WE DON'T TURN ON A LIGHT, I JUST GO AS SOON AS I HEAR HIM SNARKLE I
PICK HIM UP AND PUT HIM TO THE BREAST AND FIVE MINUTES HE'S BACK DOWN. TO ME
THAT'S VERY EASY. ))
OUT Q=very easy.
There is greater awareness today about the benefits of breast feeding than
there was ten years ago, and more women are attempting to breast feed.
Successful breast feeding will hopefully begin in the hospital-- but too
often, women go home, without knowing what to do.
IN Q=Mothers need
((MARY RENARD/LA LECHE LEAGUE: MOTHERS NEED TO KNOW IN THE EARLY DAYS, HOW
OFTEN THEY NEED TO BE NURSING, HOW MANY WET DIAPERS THEY NEED TO BE HAVING, ALL
THOSE THINGS, AND THEY NEED TO HEAR THAT MESSAGE OVER AND OVER TELLING SOMEBODY
ONCE WHEN THEY'VE JUST HAD A BABY AND THEY'VE BEEN UP ALL NIGHT, THEY MAY NOT
OUT Q=not hear you.
And its becoming increasingly popular for mothers who work outside the home
to keep up with their babies needs by pumping breast milk, at work.
IN Q=Time is
((LISA UPDIKE/LA LECHE LEAGUE: TIME IS THE WORKING MOMS CONSIDERATION SHE WANTS
TO MAINTAIN A RELATIONSHIP WITH HER BABY AND SHE CAN DO THAT ON A REASONABLE
SCHEDULE WITH A FEW PUMPINGS A DAY AND DWINDLING DOWN AS HER BABY GETS OLDER.
AND WE CAN HELP HER SCHEDULE THOSE, WE CAN HELP HER FIND OUT HOW TO SORT HER
OUT Q=sort her milk.
Tomorrow, the conference focuses on all aspects of parenting and family
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Its a sweet spring in Texas..
SUPER=75-Austin, TX; :
These beauty shots make our video pick of the day.
Even the shutterbugs have come out of hibernation, and they are in ecstacy.
IN Q=Oooh, yeah
((OOOOH, YEAH. OOOOH! YOU SHOULD SEE THIS. IT'S
IT'S INCREDIBLE YOU THANK GOD THAT ALL THIS BEAUTY IS HERE FOR US TO SEE AND
OUT Q=and enjoy
**connie on cart**
These wildflowers are more than just another roadside attraction.
And many credit Ladybird Johnson.
The former First Lady helped build the National Wildflower Research Center
in Austin-- part of her decades-old crusade to keep America beautiful.
Now, the state of Texas spreads thousands of pounds of wildflower seeds
each year-- an investment that pays off beautifully.
IN Q=Do you have
((DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE SPRINGTIME FLOWER? NO, I JUST LIKE THE WHOLE ROLL OF
THE SEASONS. THE PATTERN OF THE THEM AS WE GO ALONG. I GUESS I WOULD HAVE TO
THINK MIGHTY WELL OF THE INDIAN BLANKET, THE GALLARDIA... BECAUSE IT IS SO
DETERMINED, SUCH A SURVIVOR. AND I LIKE SURVIVORS." ))
SUPER=75-Ladybird Johnson; :07
OUT Q=and I like survivors
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toss to Roy
Tonight on PrimeTime Sports Mike Stevens will check in with a qualifying
report from Martinsville and the Avalanche returned home tonight.
SUPER=03-Hilton Head, SC/USA NETWORK; :
But first lets go to Hilton Head and the second round of the M-C-I
Classic. Woody Austin comes up way short on this putt and what does he do he
bangs the putter on his head and bends the shaft I hope he had another putter
in his bag. Hale Irwin is the leader and now lets check the boards.
WIPE TO SCORES
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SUPER=0096-/Dallas/37//Houston/35/2/One Late Game/;
SUPER=0103-/Chicago/1//Colorado/2/1/One Late Game/;
OUT Q=....last score."
A windy cold day greeted the Winston Cup drivers as they qualified for the
Goody's 500 at Martinsville this weekend.
And a Wallace is on the pole but its not Rusty, Instead its his little
Mike Stevens has more.
SUPER=04-Winston Cup Qualifying
SUPER=01-Kenny Wallace/Goody's 500 Pole Winner; :26
SUPER=01-Filbert Martocci/Wallace Car Owner; :35
OUT Q=the top 25
wipe to qualifying results
WIPE TO QUALIFYING
SUPER=0107-1. Kenny Wallace/93.961/2. Joe Nemechek//3. Geoff Bodine//4. Jeff
Gordon//5. Ricky Rudd//;
SUPER=0107-6. Hut Stricklin//7. Terry Labonte//8. Bobby Hamilton//9. Bill
Elliott//10. Kyle Petty//;
SUPER=0107-11. Jimmy Spencer //12. Ted Musgrave//13. Robert Pressley//14.
Bobby Labonte//15. Rusty Wallace//;
SUPER=0107-16. Mike Skinner//17. Darrell Waltrip//18. Ward Burton//19. Jeff
Burton //20. Lake Speed//;
SUPER=0107-21. Morgan Shepherd//22. Johnny Benson//23. Dale Jarrett //24.
Derrike Cope//25. Dale Earnhardt//;
OUT Q=.....LAST CAR.
After seven days on the rode, The Salem Avalanche returned to Memorial
Stadium tonight to take on Kinston Indians.
SUPER=03-Salem/Avalanche vs Indians
The cold night kept many fans away from the stadium but those in attendance
were wrapped up in blankets.
In the second inning, with runners on second and third catcher Heath Hayes
hits a sac fly to right field scoring Darren Stumburger and the Indians led 1
Salem trailed 2 to nothing in the second but got on the board when Justin
Drizos hits a shot past the second baseman to score David Feuerstein from third
to make it 2 to 1 Kinston.
Kinston came right back in the fourth inning with runners on second
SUPER=37-Kinston/4/Salem/7/;and third Marcos Scutaro hits a single to right
field scoring two more runs Kinston led 4 to 1 But Salem wins it 7 to 4.
For the first time in 30 years, the boston Bruins are not in the National
Hockey League Playoffs.
And today the team fired head coach Steve Kasper.
Kasper played for the Bruins in the 1980's and was known as an outstanding
This season Boston posted the worst record in the league at 27-47 and 9.
Kasper was hired to replace Brian Sutter after the team lost in the first
round of the 1995 playoffs.
You might think with final exams around the corner, STUDYING would be the
top priority for Ferrum College students.
But for about 20 of them... the focus today was TEACHING.
With Earth Day quickly approaching, students from an outdoor education class
shared their environmental knowledge with kids at Ferrum Elementary School.
The college students gained valuable teaching experience... but it was the
grade schoolers who got the most out of it.
IN Q=Trees and plants
((RUSTY MILLER/SECOND GRADER: TREES AND PLANTS AND OTHER STUFF LIKE THAT...
THEY PROVIDE OXYGEN AND AIR FOR US THAT WE NEED.))
SUPER=01-Rusty Miller/2nd Grader;
OUT Q=that we need
About a dozen environmental workshops were offered throughout the afternoon.
Earth Day is Tuesday.
That's all for us-- but for more news in 30- minutes, join Keith Humphry over
on WDBJ-7 for NEWS-7 at 11. Thanks for watching NEWS-7 Primetime, have a nice