A possible drowning at Smith Mountain lake.
And dikes are weakening in North Dakota as the Red River gets ready to
Brisk and blustery, and the cool temperatures will remain well below normal
for the next several days, but we should warm up as we head into next week.
Stay tuned for your complete weekend forecast, plus a check on the Stanley Cup
Don't go away. News 7 at Noon is next.
Bedford County authorities are on the scene of an apparent drowning at Smith
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Steve Smallshaw joins us live from the scene.
Steve what can you tell us about what happened?
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IN Q=witnesses say
SUPER=01-Kent Robey/Bedford Co. Sheriff's Department;
OUT Q=he went under
(Steve ad lib)
OUT Q=when it went down
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In North Dakota, they're calling it the worst flooding in recorded history.
The Red River is due to crest in Fargo and Grand Forks sometime tomorrow.
Dikes along the river are close to the breaking point.
One gave way last night in Fargo, flooding dozens of homes.
Garvin Snell Reports.
SUPER=01-Shawn Haynes/Flood Victim's Daughter; :16
SUPER=01-Garvin Snell/Reporting; :36
SUPER=00-Dave Hammes/Volunteer; 1:00
OUT Q=For CBS News.
British leaders blame the Irish Republican Army for a pair of explosions
today in northern England.
Coded bomb threats and evacuations prevented any injuries, but the small
explosions did disrupt morning rush-hour traffic.
The first blast happened in a signal box at a Railway station in the town of
The second occurred near a railway station in Doncaster.
Officials suspect the I-R-A is trying to disrupt upcoming elections.
Tomorrow is April 19TH, the fourth anniversary of the fire at the Branch
Davidian Compound in Texas and the second anniversary of the bombing in
The government has increased security at federal facilities as a
precautionary measure against possible attacks.
Some parents in Botetourt County are worried the economic scales may be
weighing in favor of industry...and education in on the losing end.
Scott Prince has the story.
IN Q=Botetourt County
SUPER=01-Michele Kernan/Concerned Parent; :06
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :19
SUPER=04-File Tape; :28
SUPER=01-Jerry Burgess/Botetourt Co. Administrator; 56
OUT Q=S.P., N-7, Botetourt County
((Botetourt County parents made one final plea for more educational funding.
IN Q=Take that
((MICHELE KERNAN/CONCERNED PARENT: TAKE THAT BIG PIGGY BANK THAT YOU HAVE AND
SHAKE IT A LITTLE BIT MORE. YOU'RE GROWN PEOPLE. YOU'RE NOT GOING TO GET
SPANKED FOR DOING IT. JUST TAKE IT AND SHAKE IT AND SEE WHAT COMES OUT.))
OUT Q=comes out
Parents like Michele Kernan are having a hard time understanding why her
Board of Supervisors have asked the School Board to cut its budget by more than
2 million dollars.
If full funding is not granted, teacher pay raises will be sliced and no new
school busses will be purchased.
Parents say it would be one thing if the county was financially strapped.
But they say that's not the case.
Parents point to money that will be pumped into Botetourt Center at
Greenfield and the rebuilding of the Eagle Rock bridge.
But they're most intrigued by the 14 million dollars sitting in the county's
They wonder why some of that money can't be transferred over to the schools.
But county officials say the reserve fund won't be so plentiful in the
IN Q=We've been
((JERRY BURGESS/BOTETOURT COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR: WE'VE BEEN VERY FISCALLY
CONSERVATIVE IN BOTETOURT COUNTY IN THE PAST. THAT'S THE REASON WE'VE GOT INTO
THIS SITUATION. BUT THAT AMOUNT OF RESERVE FUNDS IS GOING DOWN. ))
OUT Q=going down
So what impact will this public hearing have?
Parents will get the answer to that question April 25th... when the final
school budget is voted on.
Scott Prince, News- 7, Botetourt County.))
Some four-hundred volunteers in the U-S are testing what could be a big
breakthrough in the fight against AIDS.
The vaccine is aimed at preventing AIDS by building up disease fighting
The theory behind it is similar to flu shots.
All of the volunteers are H-I-V NEGATIVE but are considered at risk.
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Scientist have been searching for a cure since the AIDS virus was first
identified thirteen years ago in France.
A homeless woman moved into a shelter on the Appalachian Trail in September.
Keith Humphry says Peggy (CHILL-ders) Childers LIVED there until her arrest
IN Q=Now she's been
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :17
SUPER=01-Woody Lipps/National Forest Service Officer; :27
SUPER=01-Kathy Nichols/Forest Service Special Agent; :45 (HYPER QUICK)
OUT Q=Humphry NEWS 7.
(( Now she's been convicted- -again--of occupying National Forest Service
property... a crime punishable by SIX months in jail.
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((BY HER OWN ACCOUNT, PEGGY CHILDERS LIVED HERE FIVE OR SIX MONTHS, STRAIGHT
THROUGH THE WINTER, LIVING ON PEANUTS AND WHATEVER HUNTERS, HIKERS AND LOCAL
RESIDENTS WANTED TO SHARE WITH HER. ))
OUT Q=share with her.
While the Appalachian Trail Conference asked the Forest Service for help in
getting Childers evicted from the shelter, trail club members were among those
who were bringing her food, enabling her to stay.
IN Q=and a person
((AND A PERSON LIVING THERE FOR MONTHS AT A TIME CREATES QUITE A MESS. IT
BECOMES A HEALTH HAZARD. AND PEOPLE CALL US BECAUSE THEY'RE CONCERNED ABOUT THE
INDIVIDUAL'S WELL-BEING. IT'S COLD. ))
The forest service contacted a long list of social service agencies for
help- -but they know Childers' story all too well. There's not much more they
((THEY HAVE TRIED. BUT SHE ALWAYS LEAVES. ))
For now, Childers has gone back to the city jail, while the Probation
Office works with her attorney in search of a solution.
Keith Humphry NEWS 7.))
Bob Johnson promises a campaign of issues, not apologies.
Today, he announced that he will run for re- election to the Roanoke County
Board of Supervisors.
Johnson has been on the board since 19-85, and now serves as chairman.
He says he's proud of achievements such as the county's all- america city
award, establishment of a police department and construction of the Spring
IN Q=It's real easy
((BOB JOHNSON/SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: IT'S REAL EASY TO BE AGAINST ANYTHING. THE
TOUGH PART IS TO BE FOR SOMETHING AND STAND UP FOR SOMETHING, AND THEN HAVE THE
METTLE TO SAY THIS IS WHY I AM FOR IT. TEARING DOWN THINGS SEEMS TO BE IN VOGUE
NOW IN POLITICS. I DON'T LIKE TO PARTICIPATE IN THAT, BUT I WON'T SHY AWAY FROM
DEFENDING WHAT WE'VE DONE.))
OUT Q=what we've done.
Don Terp is challenging Johnson for the Hollins District seat, and today
Johnson said Terp's presence in the race played a role in his decision to run
for re- election.
A challenge by President Clinton to makes sure every child can read by the
end of third grade has sent some running to the experts...kids.
Students at Dublin Elementary School held little back at a town hall
A few of their suggestions to make reading more fun included making books
3-D and adding more mystery.
Their comments on reading along with those from students in each state will
be sent in a report to the President.
((RACHEL DEHAVEN/ASST. PULASKI CO. LIBRARIAN: THE KIDS WERE VERY EXCITED WHEN I
TALKED TO THEM AND TOLD THEM THIS WAS THEIR OPPORTUNITY TO TELL PRESIDENT
CLINTON HOW THEY FELT ABOUT READING. ))
SUPER=01-Rachel Dehaven/Assistant Pulaski Co. Librarian;
OUT Q=felt about reading.
The program is a joint effort of the Reading Is Fun project and the Miss
In an effort to prevent history from repeating itself, a Holocaust survivor
in Richmond urges Virginians to always remember.
So he's making his memories concrete, for when he's NO longer around to tell
Virginia schoolchildren the horrible tale.
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IN Q=My grandparents
((MY GRANDPARENTS WERE TAKEN OFF IN THE SAME SELECTION THAT MOTHER AND I WERE
LINED UP. AND A POLICEMAN THAT RECOGNIZED US WHO WAS A FRIEND OF MY FATHER'S
FORCED US ON THE GOOD SIDE. BUT MY GRANDPARENTS, MY UNCLES, AND MY AUNT WERE
TAKEN AWAY. AND THEY WERE EXECUTED.))
SUPER=01-Jay Ipson/Holocaust Survivor;
OUT Q=were executed.
The Virginia Holocaust Museum opens in Richmond May first, by appointment
It's the only one in the world to walk visitors through one family's
Museum organizers are asking Virginians with photos of Holocaust victims to
loan them for display in a Hall of Remembrance.
Driving cars, reading books and watching television are activities many
people take for granted.
One Lynchburg resident will never overlook those perks again.
Doctors told Mike Tucker those activities would not be possible.
Tucker is considered legally blind, and had little hope until he met a
Doctor Joe Blackstock prescribed glasses with a micro-spiral telescope.
IN Q=They've got distance
((DR. JOE BLACKSTOCK/OPTOMETRIST: THEY'VE GOT DISTANCE VISION THROUGH THE
TELESCOPE, BUT THEY'VE ALSO GOT SIDE VISION WHEN THEY LOOK AROUND, THEY'VE GOT
USE OF BOTH THEIR SIDE VISION AND THEIR CENTRAL VISION.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Joe Blackstock/Optometrist
OUT Q=their central vision.
Because the device is able to focus, Tucker can see objects at a distance and
IN Q=Without the use
((MIKE TUCKER/EYE PATIENT: WITHOUT THE USE OF THIS DEVICE, I WOULDN'T BE ABLE
TO PERFORM THE JOB FUNCTIONS THAT I DO, AND WITHOUT IT THERE'S NO WAY I COULD
SUPER=01-Mike Tucker/Eye Patient
OUT Q=I could work.
Doctor Blackstock says about 30 of his patients are now using the tiny
Three-thousand pre-schoolers and an amusement park made for an fun mix
IN Q=Nat sound
OUT Q=Nat sound
Cloudy skies did not stop the National Association for the Education of Young
Children and Roanoke County Parks and Rec from holding their second annual
Kids got a chance to step behind the wheel or fly through the air.
Also keeping them busy were magic tricks and pony rides.
IN Q=The children can
((TWILA BRISCOE/FESTIVAL ORGANIZER: THE CHILDREN CAN PULL FROM FOUR DIFFERENT
AREAS OF PLAY TODAY, THEY HAVE BROUGHT THEIR PICNIC LUNCHES, THEY'RE GOING TO
PICNIC IN THE PARK, AND THE COCA-COLA BOTTLING COMPANY HAS PROVIDED FREE DRINKS
SUPER=01-Twila Briscoe/Festival Organizer
OUT Q=drinks for everybody.
To deal with the onslaught of kids, festival planners made sure the children
stayed amused and that all lines were kept to a minimum.
Most birthdays are marked by candles on a cake, but Virginia Tech decided to
celebrate with students and faculty on the drill field.
The university is so proud of its 125 years it had students and faculty
display the numbers on the campus drillfield yesterday.
About two thousand took part in the the display, which an aerial
photographer captured on film for posterity.
Tech enrolls more than 23-thousand students.
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Winston Cup drivers are on the track practicing for three big days of racing
at the Martinsville Speedway.
Leading the way today is current Winston Cup points leader Dale Jarrett, who
says finding a good handling car and extra speed in practice is the main
((DALE JARRETT/WINSTON CUP POINTS LEADER: USUALLY YOU WEAR YOUR BRAKES OUT
BECAUSE YOUR CAR'S NOT HANDLING.. IT'S NOT A MATTER EVERYBODY KNOWS GOING IN. I
MEAN YOU CAN'T ABUSE THE BRAKES BUT IF YOUR CAR'S NOT HANDLING THAT MAKES YOU
STAY ON THE BRAKES MORE AND THEREFORE YOU BUILD UP MORE HEAT AND YOU'RE NOT
GOING TO HAVE THEM AT THE END.))
SUPER=01-Dale Jarrett/Winston Cup Points Leader; :00
OUT Q=...AT THE END."
FULL PINNACLE PAGE ON SHOW
Qualifying gets underway at 3. Join us Saturday night at 7 for a special look
back at the first 50 years of Thunder at the Martinsville Speedway.
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GRAPHIC=HIGH SCHOOL HOOPS
Even the cold could not keep Bedford from honoring its two time state
champion basketball team with an old fashioned parade down main street.
Head coach Mark Hanks and his son led the way in the first convertible.
But most fans lined the streets to get a glimpse of the team, and not far
behind Hanks were the players.
Raymond "Peanut" Arrington, the junior team leader shared the spotlight with
his teammates and the entire community.
IN Q=" I think...
((MARK HANKS/LIBERTY HEAD COACH:))
((MIKE SHELTON/BEDFORD MAYOR:))
SUPER=01-Mark Hanks/Liberty Head Coach; :00
SUPER=01-Mike Shelton/Bedford Mayor; :35
OUT Q=...THIS EVENING."
The players also took time to sign color team photos.
The first round of the N-H-L Stanley Cup playoffs opened last night for the
Eastern Division teams.
Florida blanked the Rangers, Buffalo topped Ottawa and the Flyers whipped the
SUPER=03-E. Rutherford, NJ/Canadians vs. Devils;
The Devils beat Montreal 5-to-2 in game one of their series.
Take a look at a little history in this one.
Devils goalie Martin Brodeur flips the puck over the heads of everybody and
into the empty net to become the second goalie in N-H-L history to score in the
The Goal came with 44 seconds left and take a look at his reaction.
Most of us can remember a teacher who touched our lives in some way.
Sharon Draper has been teaching and making a difference in the lives of
children for 27 years in Cincinnati.
Today President Clinton will recognize her as the 19-97 Teacher of the Year.
((DRAPER: A GREAT TEACHER IS ENTHUSIASTIC, A GREAT TEACHER
CARES ABOUT STUDENTS, A GREAT TEACHER CAN SIT ON THE FLOOR AND BECOME PART OF
THE CLASSROOM.. A GREAT TEACHER IS A LEARNER. ))
SUPER=01-Sharon Draper/1997 National Teacher of the Year;
OUT Q=is a learner.
As the National Teacher of the Year, Draper will take a year off from
teaching and tour the country talking about education.
She wants to motivate young people to go into the field of education.