Coming up next on News 7 at 11...
Family and friends remember the violent death of 168 people in Oklahoma
Emergency workers battle floods and fire, as residents evacuate a South
And divers recover the body of a drowning victim from Smith Mountain Lake.
News 7 at 11 is next.
Silence and church bells marked the second anniversary of the day that 168
people died in Oklahoma City.
Family members gathered at the site of the Federal Building bombing, to hear
the names of their loved ones spoken, and remembered.
Dave Fehling has more.
IN Q=we come here to remember
SUPER=03-Oklahoma City, OK; :00
SUPER=01-Joyce Cleveland/Mother of Victim; :38 quick
SUPER=01-Billy Cleveland/Father of Victim; :45 quick
SUPER=01-Torrey Butzer/Finalist; 1:35
SUPER=01-Dave Fehling/Reporting; 1:45
OUT Q=Oklahoma City
(( We come here to remember those who were killed those who survived,
and those who were changed forever.
Two years to the minute in oklahoma city for the second time, they gathered
like this at the bomb site.
For many, it has not gotten any easier to hear the names read of all 168
((PAMELA DENISE CLEVELAND ARGO.))
Pamela was their daughter
((JOYCE CLEVELAND/MOTHER OF VICTIM:
YOU FEEL THIS LUMP IN YOUR STOMACH, IT WAS HARD.))
((BILLY CLEVELAND/FATHER OF VICTIM:
ITS REAL HARD TO BE HERE BUT ITS SOMETHING I WOULDN'T WANT TO MISS.
Two years ago this was a place of terror, sorrow and stark ugliness.
Oklahoma's governor acknowledged that the pain was still raw for many, and he
said the trial now underway in Denver will re-open old wounds but that it will
also offer an end to the tragedy. ((TODAY WE PRAY FOR JUSTICE.))
The ceremony took place on the street that has now been permanently closed .
The entire 3 acre area including where the Murrah Building once stood will be
made into a memorial.
((I LIKE THIS ONE, I REALLY DO.))
Judges will pick a winning design from five finalists gleaned from some 600
Architect Torrey Butzer said she wanted something comforting.
((TORREY BUTZER/FINALIST: BUT I ALSO THINK ITS IMPORTANT WE DON'T TRY TO HIDE
OR MAKE IT TOO NICE AND FRIENDLY WHAT HAPPENED, THAT WE REALLY HAVE THE
BRUTALNESS OF WHAT HAPPENED ALSO.
The memorial whatever its design will take the place of a simple chain link
fence that since the tragedy has served so well as place for people to express
their grief. Dave Fehling CBS News Oklahoma City."))
wipe wipe wipe
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
Survivors of the fire at the Branch Dividian compound in Waco, FOUR years
ago today, gathered at the site for a quiet memorial.
SUPER=04-April 19, 1993;
More than 80 cult members died when the compound burned as Federal Agents
tried to flush them out.
Investigators believe the deaths at Waco motivated Timothy McVeigh to
allegedly plant a massive bomb at the Oklahoma City Federal Building two years
The district attorney in the JonBenet Ramsey murder case says the parents
are "at the center" of the investigation.
Prosecutor Alex Hunter says it's only natural for authorities to focus their
investigation on the parents of a murdered child, though he said The Ramsey's
have not been named as suspects.
Investigators have asked JonBenet Ramsey's mother, Patricia for a fifth
handwriting sample to compare with the ransom note found after the child's body
was discovered in the family's basement.
A day after a Roanoke County man drowned in Smith Mountain Lake, divers
recovered his body.
The search for 48- year- old Gary Christopher Marshall had been delayed by
the high winds and rough water that caused his boat to capsize.
But this morning, members of the Scruggs Dive Team were able to enter the
water, and after several hours they found Marshall's body near the spot where
IN Q=He was a disabled
((HE WAS A DISABLED VIETNAM VETERAN AND HE SPENT A LOT OF TIME HERE ON SMITH
MOUNTAIN LAKE AND ENJOYED CAMPING IN THE OUTDOORS, SO THAT HE WAS DOING WHAT HE
ENJOYED MOST AND WAS TRYING TO GET BACK TO A POINT TO MEET RELATIVES WHEN THE
ACCIDENT OCCURRED ))
SUPER=01-Lt. Karl Martin/Dept. of Game & Inland Fisheries;
OUT Q=the accident occurred.
The boat capsized about 60 yards from shore and two men tried
unsuccessfully to rescue Marshall.
Divers recovered his body about 2:40 this afternoon in about 45 feet of
A smaller turnout and less trouble at the annual Atlanta Freak-Nik
The downtown college party has been plagued with violence in past years, but
officials say this year, things are pretty low key.
The police chief says turnout is down from the usual 100 thousand people.
There are no huge traffic jams and only a few accidents.
There was one nightclub shooting, but other than that, police say there no
The massive flooding in North Dakota was joined by another disaster
SUPER=03-Grand Forks, ND;
Three-fourths of the city of Grand Forks is under water, but two flooded
downtown buildings are burning out of control.
Firefighters evacuated about 20 people from one of the buildings.
The National Guard plans to drop chemicals on the buildings to put them out.
Meanwhile flood related evacuations continue as officials urge all of the
city's 50 thousand residents to get out.
The Red River is expected to crest at 26 feet above flood stage.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on News 7 at 11,
we'll bring you a new News 7
feature called Web Watch.
...including the latest information about the best sites to visit on the web.
First though let's check in with Andrew.
MUSIC UP FULL
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SUPER=83-Down 1.62 feet/Down 0.38 foot; Lake levels
Many Virginians have strong feelings about the Civil War.
So, when Governor George Allen recently named April Confederate History
Month, many -- especially civil rights groups, were offended.
Denise Allen has more.
IN Q=CIVIL WAR
SUPER=01-Robert Barbour/Sons of Confederates;00
SUPER=01-Rev. Carl Tinsley/NAACP;18
SUPER=01-Rev. Charles Green/NAACP;53
SUPER=01-Wayne Byrd/Heritage Preservation Assn.;1:11
OUT Q=News 7
IN Q=CIVIL WAR HISTORY
((ROBERT BARBOUR/SONS OF CONFEDERATES: CIVIL WAR HISTORY DOES NOT TEACH THE
TRUTH IT TEACHES ABOUT THE WAR. BUT IT DOESN'T TEACH THE POLITICS THAT WENT
INTO THE WAR. IT DOESN'T TEACH THE THINGS THAT COME OUT OF RECONSTRUCTION
AFTER THE WAR.))
OUT Q=AFTER THE WAR
IN Q=THE SOUTH LOST
((REV. CARL TINSLEY/NAACP: THE SOUTH LOST THE WAR, BUT THEY'VE NEVER FORGIVEN
THIS COUNTRY FOR WHAT THEY HAD TO GO THROUGH AND AS A RESULT WE HAVE ALWAYS
BEEN DEMEANED AND LOOKED DOWN ON IN A WAY THAT YOU ARE THE CAUSE OF OUR
OUT Q=OF OUR FIGHTING.
At issue is a proclamation Governor George Allen signed earlier this month.
His proclamation sites Confederate history as "a source of pride, honor, and
respect for millions of Americans," but makes NO mention of slavery.
The N-double-A-C-P and Southern Christian Leadership Conference calls it a
"slap in the face."
IN Q=WHEN THAT WAS
((REV. CHARLES GREEN/NAACP: WHEN THAT WAS GOING ON BLACKS WERE NOT CONSIDERED
HUMAN BEINGS. THEY WERE CONSIDERED PROPERTY. THERE WAS NO MENTION OF BLACK
OUT Q=OF BLACK SOLDIERS
IN Q=FOR THE NAACP
((WAYNE BYRD/HISTORIC PRESERVATION ASSN: FOR THE NAACP TO ATTACK US AND OUR
HERITAGE AND TO SAY IT'S WRONG, IT'S RACIST. YOU CANNOT SHOW CONFEDERATE
SYMBOLS IN THE SCHOOL WITHOUT BEING SENT HOME, WITHOUT THEM BEING OFFENDED.
THEY ACT AS IF ANYTHING THEY'VE DONE HAS NOT OFFENDED US OR ANYONE ELSE.))
OUT Q=OR ANYONE ELSE
You can here more on the debate during On Record tomorrow morning at 11.
Denise Allen News 7.))
GRAPHIC=Welfare In Virginia
Welfare Reform will hit the Roanoke Valley beginning October first.
And at a conference today, local church members got together to talk about
Sponsored by Roanoke Area Ministries, the conference brought more than 200
people to Second Presbyterian Church.
While many in the audience fear the impact of welfare reform, speakers
argued they must remain involved in the process.
IN Q=Welfare reform will need change
((WELFARE REFORM WILL NEED CHANGE. THAT'S OBVIOUS. WHAT WE NEED TO DO IS HAVE A
GOOD FAITH EFFORT TO ADDRESS WELFARE REFORM NOW, TO BECOME KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT
THE PROCESS. AND ONCE WE'VE DONE THAT WE'LL KNOW WHAT WORKS AND WHAT DOESN'T
WORK. WE CAN GO BACK TO OUR LEGISLATORS WITH CREDIBILITY AND SAY THIS IS WHAT
NEEDS TO BE CHANGED. THIS IS HOW IT CAN BE IMPROVED.))
SUPER=01-David Nova/RAM Board President;
OUT Q=can be improved.
SS=Welfare in Virginia
Roanoke Valley churches are also organizing a weekend of prayer that will
take place just before the implementation of welfare reform in October.
Raging brush fires in Craig County are finally under control tonight.
Sixteen acres of forest were damaged, but the fire did not spread to any
buildings, and no one was injured.
High winds hampered efforts to contain the fire yesterday.
That was not a problem today but there is concern low humidity could
re-ignite hot spots.
The fire crews spent today watering down problem areas and mopping up.
Firefighters have now left the scene but remain on call until tomorrow
Investigators at the scene are still looking for the cause of the fires.
**NOTE ANCHOR TAG
Germany is accusing Compuserv of allowing pornography into the country, and
they've filed charges against the company's German CEO.
More on that and other on-line news in this week's edition of News 7
IN Q=Prosecutors in Germany
(( Prosecutors in Germany say Compuserv violated their child protection laws
by allowing pornographic material, including child pornography, to reach their
They say Compuserv could have blocked the images... Compuserv says the
charges are groundless.
Netscape is joining the world of "push" technology. The company is about to
release a new browser component called Netcaster.
Netcaster will connect the user to continuously updated news, sports and
other information services...
Push Technology is already used by Web-based information services such as
NASA says it's two comet watch pages are a huge hit.
The sites, which feature a viewing schedule, thousands of pictures, and near
real-time images of comet Hale-Bopp are recording more than a million hits a
You can hit them at www.jpl.nasa.gov/comet and
If you're looking for an on-line challenge, PlaySite lets you go head to
head with other on-line users, playing chess, checkers and backgammon.
Join in the fun at www.playsite.com...There's no charge, you can play as a
guest, or register and become a ranked player.
You WILL need a Java-enabled browser... either Netscape 3.0 or better, or
Microsoft Internet Explorer.
For links to these sites, and much more, browse over the WDBJ-7 homepage at
For the latest on-line news and features, you can catch Web Watch right
here, every Saturday on News 7.
Soft Music Under
When News 7 at 11 returns how should fans heading to Martinsville for the
race tomorrow dress? Andrew Freidan has the forecast.
and some local fisherman cast their nets to help raise money for the Special
MUSIC UP FULL
GRAPHIC=Smith Mountain Lake
Anglers in search of big bass, hauled in some impressive numbers for
SUPER=03-Smith Mountain Lake;
The Star City Bassmasters launched their second annual tournament today
from Waterwheel Marina.
The event raises money for the Law Enforcement Torch Run, and ultimately
for Special Olympics.
IN Q=The weather
SUPER=01-Rick Moorer/Star City Bassmasters;
OUT Q=large fish.
SS=Smith Mountain Lake
Organizers expected today's event to bring in more than two thousand
dollars for Special Olympics.
Mill Mountain played a starring role in Roanoke's Earth Day celebration.
IN Q=I just think it's great
((I JUST THINK IT'S GREAT THAT THEY'VE DONE THIS AND THERE ARE SPECIAL THINGS
FOR THE KIDS, BECAUSE WE'RE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR SPECIAL THINGS FOR THE KIDS TO
DO, SO IT'S FUN TO COME OUT AND SEE WHAT THEY'VE GOT.))
OUT Q=what they've got.
The festivities brought the Kinder family and many others to the top of the
mountain... for environmental exhibits, a children's theater performance, and
And for those who hope to prevent development on the mountain, it was an
appropriate place to observe earth day.
IN Q=Earth day i guess started
((BETTY FIELD/ADVOCATE FOR MILL MOUNTAIN: EARTH DAY I GUESS STARTED 20 YEARS
AGO AND IT'S WONDERFUL. PEOPLE WALKING ON THE EARTH HERE TODAY CAN FEEL THE
ENERGY OF THE MOUNTAIN AND IT'S SO IMPORTANT FOR THEIR SPIRITUAL HEALTH.))
SUPER=01-Betty Field/Advocate for Mill Mountain;
OUT Q=for their spiritual health.
The earth day celebration is over, but a conservation festival at Mill
Mountain Zoo will continue tomorrow.
SUPER=331-Partly/Cloudy/35-39/Mostly Sunny/Wind NW-10mph/64-69;
The Salem Avalanche and Kinston Indians squared off in game two of a three
game set tonight at Memorial Stadium.
SUPER=03-Salem/Avalanche vs Indians
An overhead view of some kids throwing against the radar gun.
Salem's Clint Bryant with the fielders choice scores Chad Gambill from
third and the Avalanche jumped out to a one to nothing lead in the bottom of
Salem Pitcher Steve Shoemaker gets in trouble in the fifth as Kinston's Tim
Jorgensen singles to centerfield loading the bases with no outs.
But Shoemaker works out of the jam SUPER=37-Salem/2/Kinston/1/;striking
out two including Mark Budzinski to end the inning and Salem goes on to win the
game 2 to 1.
The Chicago Cubs equaled their longest losing streak in their 122 year old
history losing to the Mets this afternoon 6 to 3.
SUPER=03-New York, NY/WGN; :
The Cubs hoping to break a season opening 12 game losing streak.
In the first, John Olerud hits a double to left field scoring Lance Johnson
and the Mets took the one to nothing lead.
New York led 2 to nothing then in the sixth Todd Hundley hits a shot to
left field to score Olerud and the Mets were cruising 3 to nothing.
Chicago tied the game at 3 to 3 in SUPER=35-New York/6/Chicago/3/;the
seventh with one swing of the bat. Dave Clark hitting this two run homer over
the right field wall but the Mets win it 6 to 3.
Ryan Klesko homered and drove in four runs as the Braves beat the Colorado
Rockies 8 to 7.
SUPER=03-Denver, CO/WTBS; :
Rockies manager Don Baylor checking the action from the dugout.
And Klesko delivers for the braves sending this pitch over the right
centerfield wall for a three run homer his first of the season the Braves led 4
The Rockies came back Dante Bichette hits a shot to right centerfield
scoring Ellis Burks and Larry Walker and Colorado trailed the Braves 4 to 3.
Atlanta padded its lead late in SUPER=35-Atlanta/8/Colorado/7/;the game
Andrew Jones getting all of this pitch for a solo homer over the centerfield
wall to make it 8 to 4 and the Braves win it 8 to 7.
SUPER=03-Detroit, MI/MLB; :
In Detroit, The Tigers Mascot having a little fun before the game.
Oakland led 1 to nothing on a Geronimo Berro solo homer then in the fifth
Mark McGwire hits this two run homer, his fifth of the season to lead the A's
over the Tigers.
For all of the scores lets check the boards.
WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=0091-j/New York/3//Chicago/2////Toronto/0//Texas/6/7/One Late Game/;
SUPER=0092-/Montreal/8/j/Philadelphia/10//Two Late Games/;
SUPER=0096-/Minnesota/62//Utah/71/4/Three Late Games/;
OUT Q=....last score."
And coming up, The Modifieds were in the spotlight at Martinsville this
afternoon, The Hokies and Cavaliers have a good day in the N-F-L draft.
And in Blacksburg this afternoon, the Maroon team shines in the Hokies
annual spring football game.
The St. Louis Rams took Ohio State's Orlando Pace with the first pick in
the N-F-L draft.
And it was a good day for Virginia schools in the draft's first Two Rounds.
SUPER=04-1996 Season; :
Virginia Linebacker James Farrior was the ninth pick in the first round by
the New York Jets.
Farrior was a three year starter with 381 career tackles and 6 and a half
sacks last season.
The San Francisco 49-ers took Tech quarterback Jim Druckenmiller with the
26-th pick in the first round.
Druckenmiller was all Big East in 96 and he threw 35 touchdown passes in
starting the last two seasons.
And defensive end Jon Harris of Virginia was chosen by Philadelphia with
the 25-th pick in the first round.
SUPER=04-1996 Season; :
The Virginia Cavaliers had two early picks in the second round. Linebacker
Jamie Sharper was taken as the 34-th pick in the draft.
And former Roanoke Tiki Barber, who holds the rushing records at Virginia,
was taken by the New York Giants with the 36-th pick in the second round.
Virginia Tech defensive back Torrian Gray was picked 49-th by Minnesota
Darren Sharper, Jamie's Brother a D-B at William and Mary was picked 60-th and
Tiki's Brother Ronde was chosen 66-th by Tampa Bay.
In Blacksburg, Al Clark passed for 121 yards and rushed for 42 to lead the
Maroon team over the White in the Hokies spring game.
Several Hundred fans turned out to watch the Spring Game.
The Maroon team started with a bang Kenny Oxendine caps off a 9 play 65
yard drive with a one yard touchdown run up the middle for a 7 to nothing lead.
In the second quarter, Andre Kendrick takes the Clark Handoff going up the
middle from the nine to score to make it 14 to nothing Maroon at the half.
The Maroon continued to dominate in the second half as Lamont Pegues caps
an 8 play 75 yard drive with this one yard T-D run to make it 21 to nothing.
The Maroon defense then got on the board in the fourth quarter as tackle
SUPER=36-Maroon/35/White/0/;Carl Bradley scoops up the fumble and scrambles
42 yards for the touchdown and the Maroon wins 35 to nothing.
IN Q="I think
((AL CLARK/VIRGINIA TECH QUARTERBACK: ))
((FRANK BEAMER/VIRGINIA TECH HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Al Clark/Virginia Tech Quarterback; :00
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :12
OUT Q=.......fairly well.
It was the Modified's turn today at the Martinsville Speedway in the
Goody's Headache Powder 200.
Mike Stefanik had the dominate car early in the race and he was the leader
on lap 94 of the 200 lap race.
Then moments later on lap 107 several cars got sideways in turn two
bringing out the seventh caution of the day.
But Mike Ewanitsko took over the lead and he covered the field winning the
Goody's Headache Powder 200 on the Modifieds return to Martinsville in the
IN Q="I was
((MIKE EWANITSKO/GOODY'S HEADACHE POWDER 200 WINNER: ))
SUPER=01-Mike Ewanitsko/Goody's 200 Winner; :
OUT Q=......In victory lane."
Ken Schrader led second round qualifying at Martinsville today for the
Goody's Headache Powder 500 as 16 drivers made runs today.
For the rest of todays qualifiers lets check the boards.
WIPE TO QUALIFYING
SUPER=0107-26. Ken Schrader/93.143/27. John Andretti //28. Steve Grissom//29.
Jeremy Mayfield//30. Ernie Irvan//;
SUPER=0107-31. Dick Trickle//32. Rick Mast//33. Chad Little//34. Michael
Waltrip//35. Ricky Craven//;
SUPER=0107-36. Mike Wallace//37. Brett Bodine//38. Sterling Marlin//39. Mark
Martin//40. Robby Gordon//;
SUPER=0107-41. Dave Marcis//42. Bobby Hillin//;
OUT Q=.....LAST CAR.
The Roanoke College men's lacrosse team captured its 13-th ODAC title this
afternoon beating Hampden-Sydney 9 to 7.
The women's team also won today beating Washington and Lee 12 to 8.
Michael Jackson caused quite a stir in Paris today.
He wasn't singing and dancing-- and you could say he wasn't even moving.
The Grevin Museum unveiled a new wax statue of the King of Pop.
Mime Marcel Marceau greeted Jackson on stage to mimic the likeness.
Hundreds of adoring fans lined the streets just to get a glimpse of
This statue seen today replaces one artists sculpted from photographs.
Jackson posed for this one himself.
The Grevin Museum features wax images of famous people around the world.