Coming up on News 7 at 6... a train carrying nuclear waste causes a bit of a
stir as it travels through Roanoke.
And across the world today, the names of millions of holocaust victims were
spoken and remembered.
In sports, The Avalanche loses at home this afternoon the Miami Heat wins
its first N-B-A Playoff series.
And the Orioles rout the Oakland A's at Camden Yard.
A very chilly night is in store, with scattered frost in the colder valleys.
Tomorrow we warm up nicely.
The forecast details ahead.
An unusual single vehicle accident this afternoon sent one woman to the
It happened around noon in Roanoke.
The driver of this blue car was traveling down Staunton Avenue when she lost
She ran off the road, plowed into a fence and overturned.
Neighbors freed the woman from the car.
Police are not sure why she lost control.
The driver was taken to an area hospital, her injuries did not appear to be
Police have not released her name.
Virginia Environmentalists are watching a train loaded with nuclear waste as
it travels through the commonwealth.
A nuclear reactor vessel from a dismantled nuclear power plant in
Massachusetts is being shipped to South Carolina.
The train stopped in Roanoke last night before continuing on to North
Some environmental groups worry that emergency crews along the route would
not be prepared to respond to an accident.
But Yankee Atomic Electric Officials say the shipment is safe.
IN Q=A person standing
((KELLEY SMITH/YANKEE SPOKESPERSON; A PERSON STANDING 20 FEET FROM THE PACKAGE
WOULD HAVE TO STAND THERE FOR 20 HOURS FOR THEIR RADIATION EXPOSURE TO EQUAL
THAT OF A ROUND TRIP, COAST TO COAST AIRLINE FLIGHT. ))
SUPER=01-Kelley Smith/Yankee Spokesperson;
OUT Q=AIRLINE FLIGHT
Yankee says low level nuclear material is shipped everyday by mail, truck
and train all across the United States.
As drug dealers look for more ways to ship narcotics cross-country, police
have become more determined to stop them.
Knowing what to look for is the biggest advantage a police officer can have.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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SUPER=01-Sheriff Mike Brown/Bedford Co.; :22
SUPER=01-Gary Swanhart/Instructor; :48
SUPER=01-George Ellen/Instructor; 1:04
OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.
(( They came from 26 jurisdictions in seven different states.. police officers
looking to learn more about
rooting out illegal drugs and the people who deal them in their community.
The three- day seminar was taught by Florida- based cops who have seen it
all come through their towns.
Bedford sheriff Mike Brown says central Virginia is ripe for this kind of
IN Q=But it's all
((SHERIFF MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD COUNTY: BUT IT'S ALL OVER THE COUNTRY, THE
DEPARTMENTS ARE DOING IT, THEY'RE BECOMING MORE AGGRESSIVE, PROACTIVE AND IT'S
OUT Q=it's working.
IN Q=As law enforcement
((But as law enforcement has turned up the heat on drug runners using planes
and cars to ferry narcotics across country, authorities say the bad guys have
turned to buses as their newest mode of transportation. But stopping a bus and
weeding out potential drug suspects can be a difficult task.))
OUT Q=difficult task.
IN Q=You should be
((GARY SWANHART/INSTRUCTOR: YOU SHOULD BE A LITTLE BIT MORE ALERT BECAUSE
YOU'RE GOING INTO A DANGER ZONE RIGHT NOW.))
OUT Q=right now.
Seminar participants got a firsthand look at why, with little room to
maneuver in, a bus can be a dangerous place to search for drugs and illegal
Having backup and a definite plan of action helps.
IN Q=It's a cold
((GEORGE ELLEN/INSTRUCTOR: IT'S A COLD HIT TYPE SITUATION AND THERE'S A LOT OF
TECHNIQUE AND A LOT OF LEARNING THAT GOES INTO THIS TYPE OF WORK.))
OUT Q=type of work.
The technique will come in time for these officers.
The learning was taken care of this past week.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
More than 50 years ago allied forces liberated hundreds of thousands of Jews
from Nazi concentration camps.
That's when the world became aware of the 12 years of horror-- where more
than SIX million Jewish people died.
IN Q=SARAH BERMAN
((SARAH BERMAN, MOSEY BERMAN, DEVON BERMAN....))
OUT Q=DEVON BERMAN
Nationally, Jewish communities are participating in reading the names of
people killed in the Nazi Concentration camps during World War Two.
At Temple Emanuel in Roanoke, 10-thousand names of Holocaust victims were
IN Q=THAT IS ONE
((MORTON ROSENBERG/B'NAI B'RITH: THAT IS ONE OF THE IDEA BEHIND THE READING OF
THESE NAMES IS TO REALIZE THAT SOMETHING LIKE THIS COULD HAPPEN AGAIN UNLESS
WE'RE ALL AWARE OF WHAT'S GOING ON.))
((DAVID DURHAM: I'M JUST SHOCKED THAT ALL THESE PEOPLE WOULD JUST KILL ALL
THESE PEOPLE THAT THEY DIDN'T EVEN KNOW. IT'S JUST REALLY SHOCKING. I DON'T
KNOW WHY THEY WOULD KILL ALL THESE CHILDREN FOR CAUSES AND JUST BELIEFS.))
SUPER=01-Morton Rosenberg/B'nai B'rith; :00
SUPER=07-David Durham; :13
OUT Q=AND JUST BELIEFS
People of different faiths joined the children and other members of the
Jewish community in the day-long reading.
American soldiers in Bosnia are on a mission to keep the peace, but they are
not alone in their efforts.
They're working side by side with many foreign troops-- including ones from
Teresa Hamilton and photographer Andrea DiRocco caught up with Danville
National Guardsmen stationed in Bosnia to find out how the team effort is
IN Q=When the
SUPER=03-Bosnia Herzegovina; :00
SUPER=01-Mike Swanson/Danville National Guard Member; :13
SUPER=01-Mathew Ritchie/Danville National Guard Member; :27 quick
SUPER=01-Billy Corns/Danville National Guard Member; 1:06
OUT Q=Hamilton, NEWS 7, Bosnia-Herzegovina .
(( When the Danville soldiers arrived in Bosnia-- they were quickly assigned
to different camps.
Eight of the men now live and work alongside the Polish.
It didn't take First Lieutenant Mike Swanson long to detect the irony.
IN Q=We pulled
((MIKE SWANSON/DANVILLE NATIONAL GUARD MEMBER:WE PULLED IN THE MOTOR POOL AND
WE SAW THE EQUIPMENT THAT WE TRAINED ON, YOU KNOW, POSSIBLY SHOOTING IN A REAL
WAR, ONE DAY, AND NOW THEY'RE OUR ALLIES. ))
OUT Q=our allies.
First Lieutenant Matthew Ritchie is also aware of the historical
IN Q=Until a few
((MATHEW RICHIE/DANVILLE NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERS: UNTIL A FEW YEARS AGO, IT WAS
IMPOSSIBLE TO WORK WITH THEM, SO OUR TEAM, WAS GLAD TO GET WITH THEM AND WAS
EXCITED TO WORK WITH THEM, THERE'S A LOT OF DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE POLISH ARMY
AND THE AMERICAN ARMY A LOT OF DIFFERENCES IN OUR CULTURES. ))
OUT Q=in our cultures.
IN Q=They rely very
((MIKE SWANSON/DANVILLE NATIONAL GUARD MEMBER:THEY RELY VERY HEAVILY ON THEIR
OFFICER CORE, THEIR NCO CORE AND THEIR ENLISTED MEN, THEY DON'T HARDLY MAKE
ANY DECISIONS WITHOUT THE STAFF, OR THE OTHER OFFICERS MAKING THEM. WHEREAS,
WITH THE AMERICAN AMERICAN ARMY DEPENDS ON A STRONG NCO CORE TO GET THE JOB
OUT Q=the job done.
A language barrier does exist between the American and the Polish but the
soldiers say, aside from that, things have been running smoothly, although
developing an appetite for Polish food has been an experience.
IN Q=The food
((BILLY CORNS/DANVILLE NATIONAL GUARD MEMBER:ANYTHING YOU HAVE TO DRINK IS
ALWAYS HOT, I MEAN, YOU NEVER HAVE ANYTHING COLD, THERE'S NO ICE IN ANYTHING,
THE FOOD IS DIFFERENT I MEAN ITS JUST SOMETHING YOU HAVE TO GET USED TO. ))
OUT Q=used to.
The American soldiers aren't losing any weight-- at least as long as the U-S
Postal service is involved-- it seems packages from home-- filled with snacks
and chips-- are plentiful.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Bosnia Herzegovina.))
HARD MUSIC UNDER
When News 7 at 6 returns, cops from seven states descend on Lynchburg.
We'll find out why,
and the S-P-C-A is already in the middle of their national pet Adopt-A-Thon.
But they're also looking for some new members to adopt the organization.
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You've all heard about how cable television companies plan to move into the
Well now it's happening right here in the Roanoke Valley.
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Cox Communications is expanding upon its cable offerings.
It now has what it believes is competitive long distance telephone service
for its cable customers.
IN Q=If you
((SHARRON DAVIES/COX COMMUNICATIONS: IF YOU ARE A COX COMMUNICATIONS CUSTOMER
AND YOU GET COX LONG DISTANCE, YOU WILL GET THE 10 CENTS PER MINUTE AFTER 7PM
AND ON WEEKENDS, IN ADDITION TO THAT, BEING A COX CUSTOMER, YOU GET 10 PERCENT
OFF THE TOP OF THAT SO YOU'RE REALLY TALKING ABOUT NINE CENTS PER MINUTE.))
SUPER=01-Sharron Davies/Cox Communications;
OUT Q=per minute.
Cox says if you call its customer service representatives, you can get its
long distance phone service in about two weeks.
No call to your local phone provider is needed.
Two separate demonstrations in Covington and Roanoke over pension benefits,
and a substantial job cutback at the Radford Arsenal.
Here's Len Besthoff with the News-7 Business Review.
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SUPER=03-Radford/File Tape; :29
OUT Q=NAT SOT
Nat Sot biz rev intro/outro
About 50 Westvaco retirees picketed outside of the Covington plant Monday.
They're filing an age discrimination lawsuit against Westvaco because of
what they call 'an insufficient pension plan.'
Occupational disability pensions prompted railroad workers across the
country to stage an informational picket this week.
They're upset about proposed changes to some disability pension
89 people at the Radford Army Ammunition Plant will likely be affected by
planned layoffs of temporary employees.
This has to do with a contract the arsenal lost to a manufacturer in Canada.
But on a statewide and regional basis, the jobless rates remain low.
Greater Lynchburg came in at four- percent, and the Roanoke area had a
three- point- four- percent rate.
And some big honors for Glynn Loope, the head of Alleghany Highlands
Economic Development Authority.
He's been selected as the Outstanding New Developer of 1997 by the American
Economic Development Council.
A strong week for the financial markets, the Dow Jones Industrial Average
rose 332 points, Nasdaq Composite surged 96 points.
Len Besthoff, with the News-7 Business Review.
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal
Michelle Bono is trading the star city for the sunny south.
But as Roanoke's public information officer packed up and prepared to
leave, Bono said she will miss her work here in Roanoke.
Bono has served as the city's spokesman for nine years. She's moving to
Tallahassee, Florida where she has been appointed Director of Communications.
Bono says it hasn't been hard for her to say good things about Roanoke, and
she's especially proud of the two All- America City awards it won during her
IN Q=When people talk
((MICHELLE BONO/ROANOKE INFORMATION OFFICER: WHEN PEOPLE TALK ABOUT ROANOKE
BEING AN ALL-AMERICA CITY, SOME PEOPLE THINK THAT MEANS WE'RE PERFECT. WHAT IT
MEANS TO ME IS THAT CITIZENS IN ROANOKE WANT TO GET INVOLVED AND MAKE A
DIFFERENCE, SO IF WE HAVE PROBLEMS, WE'RE WILLING TO WORK TOGETHER ON THEM AND
THAT'S THAT PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN GOVERNMENT AND CITIZENS. AND THAT'S WHAT THIS
JOB TO ME HAS BEEN ALL ABOUT IS GETTING PEOPLE INVOLVED AND DOING THE KINDS OF
THINGS THAT DO MAKE US AN ALL-AMERICA CITY.))
SUPER=01-Michelle Bono/Roanoke Information Officer;
OUT Q=an All- America City.
Wednesday was Bono's last day with the city of Roanoke. She starts in
Tallahassee on May 12th.
The Roanoke Valley S-P-C-A is looking for MORE than a few good people to
become members of their organization.
The animal shelter has been participating in an adopt-a-thon all weekend,
but it has also just started its membership drive.
Currently the S-P-C-A has about 800 members, the goal is to triple that
number by the end of July.
IN Q=A MEMBER PAYS
((JOHN PIEDMONT/ROANOKE VALLEY SPCA: A MEMBER PAYS A YEARLY FEE, YOU GET A
NEWSLETTER, PLUS A NUMBER OF MERCHANTS IN THE VALLEY WILL GIVE YOU A SMALL
DISCOUNT ON PRODUCTS AND SERVICES.))
SUPER=01-John Piedmont/Roanoke Valley SPCA;
OUT Q=PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
Some members volunteer at the facility, but that's not a requirement.
The S-P-C-A cares for stray animals and tries to find homes for as many as
S-P-C-A officers also investigate cruelty to animal charges.
The money generated through the membership drive helps pay the shelter's
Still to come on the newscast, Roy Stanley will join us with all the day's
and there was more than baseball at today's Salem Avalanche game.
First though the News 7 weekend stock report.
When Salem Avalanche fans hit the stands today, they saw a battle royal.
But it had nothing to do with baseball...
Denise Allen and videographer Rob Monroe introduce us to some heavy
IN Q=bell ringing
SUPER=07-Jimmy Valiant; :24
SUPER=01-El Toro/Pro Wrestler; :55
OUT Q=Denise Allen News 7
IN Q=YOU'RE LOOKING AT
((YOU'RE LOOKING AT THE UNIVERSAL CHAMPION AND THE UNIVERSAL TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS
AND WE'LL COME OUT WHEN WE FEEL LIKE COMING OUT AND YOU CAN STAND HERE UNTIL
THE BALL GAME'S OVER FOR ALL WE CARE.))
OUT Q=FOR ALL WE CARE
IN Q=ROLLING THUNDER CLIMBING IN THE RING
IN Q=BELL RINGING
IN Q=THE GREATEST ATHLETES
((JIMMY "THE BOOGIE WOOGIE MAN" VALIANT: THE GREATEST ATHLETES IN THE WORLD
ARE PROFESSIONAL WRESTLERS. WE COME OUT THERE WITH NO PADS AND YOU GET
SOMEBODY PICKIN 'EM UP OVER SIX FOOT AND SLAM 'EM DOWN I DON'T CARE THEY COULD
TAKE IT RIGHT ON THIS CONCRETE.))
OUT Q=ON THIS CONCRETE
IN Q=MUSIC AND KISSING BLACK GUY
W-W-F Hall of Fame wrestler Jimmy Valiant was one of the stars of the
10 of the 12 professional wrestlers on hand are Valiant's students.
They learn the art of pro wrestling at his camp in Shawsville.
His students look at this event as a stepping stone to the big time.
IN Q=I WAS LOOKING FOR
((EL TORO/PROFESSIONAL WRESTLER: I WAS LOOKING FOR NEW MOVES TO SEE HOW THEY
MIGHT WRESTLE. CAUSE ONE DAY I MIGHT HAVE TO WRESTLE THEM.))
OUT Q=TO WRESTLE THEM
The wrestling free-for-all was a promotional event for the Salem Avalanche.
None of the wrestlers were paid.
Valiant says appearances like this one are his way of giving something back
after a long, successful career.
He says he hopes he's helping other wrestlers make their dreams come true.
Denise Allen News 7.))
And coming up, The Avalanche wrapped up a three game series with the Keys
this afternoon Steve Mason will check in from the go cart race in downtown
And the Miami Heat advance winning their first playoff series in franchise
Over in Salem this afternoon, The Avalanche and Frederick Keys squared off
in the final game of a three game weekend set.
SUPER=03-Salem/Avalanche vs Keys; :
Some kids at the game flexing their muscles ringing the bell.
Salem lead 1 to nothing but Frederick's LeRoy McKinnis hits a single down
the first base side with the bases loaded and the game was tied at 1 to 1.
Then the very next batter David SUPER=37-Salem/2/Frederick/6/;Lamb hits a
line drive to left field scoring Chris Bryant the Keys led 2 to 1 and Frederick
goes on to win the game 6 to 2.
Meantime, Over in Lynchburg this afternoon, The Hillcats beat Prince
William 5 to 1.
Roberto Alomar hit a grand slam and drove in five runs as Baltimore crushed
Oakland today 11 to nothing.
Davey Johnson relaxing in the dug as his team gets ready to come to bat.
In the bottom of the first, Eric Davis hits a line drive in the gap at left
centerfield scoring a run and the Orioles jumped out to the 1 to nothing lead.
Baltimore was leading 3 to nothing in the fifth when B.J. Surhoff hits a
SUPER=35-Baltimore/11/Oakland/0/;line drive in the gap at right centerfield
scoring another run the Orioles led 4 to nothing and Baltimore routs Oakland 11
The Atlanta Braves scored three runs in the third inning and that was enough
to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3 to 1.
The Braves were leading one to nothing when this fly ball goes out to right
field. Pittsburgh's Emil Brown loses the ball in the sun and drops it allowing
Chipper Jones and Fred McGriff to score to make it 3 to nothing.
The Pirates got on the board in the top of the sixth. Kevin Young hits a
line drive double down the left field line scoring a run and Pittsburgh trailed
3 to 1.
Mark Wohlers entered the game and SUPER=35-Atlanta/3/Pittsburgh/1/;
worked his way out of an eighth inning jam he strikes out Jarmaine Allensworth
to end the game the Braves win it 3 to 1.
The Winston Cup cars are still on the road course at Sears Point. Pole
sitter Mark Martin got the jump and led the first lap of the race and he was
the leader at the halfway point with Rusty Wallace second.
But Wallace had car problems his Miller Lite ford running on only 7
When I came to the studio Mark Martin was leading the race with only a few
Everyone was a winner in the Advance Auto Parts Trust 500 today as drivers
fans and charity teamed for an afternoon of racing on the Market.
32 go carts turned the downtown market to a superspeedway today. The twist
and turns were reminiscent of the Sears Point course.
Four heat races started the days racing. The top finishers made the
consolation final. From there 25 drivers survived to make up the championship
15 laps final which was won by THE 110 per cent tire driver who was hurt in the
championship race at 5:40. Tony McGuire was seventh.
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((TONY MCGUIRE/FINISHED SEVENTH: ))
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OUT Q=this weekend.
The competitive atmosphere did take a back seat to charity with all the
proceeds from the event going to the Roanoke Valley Trouble Center.
IN Q=very exciting
((JANICE DINKINS/ROANOKE VALLEY TROUBLE CENTER DIRECTOR: ))
((CHAD TILLEY/ADVANCE AUTO PARTS VICE PRESIDENT: ))
SUPER=01-Janice Dinkins/Roanoke Valley Trouble Center Director; :00
SUPER=01-Chad Tilley/Advance Auto Parts Vice President; :11
OUT Q=....as the year goes on.
The Miami Heat has advanced to the Eastern Conference semi finals with a 91
to 83 win over Orlando.
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Pat Riley's Heat would open the game up in the third.
Voshon Lenard hits the first of his three pointers in the quarter and Miami
led 50 to 38.
The Magic comes right back at the Heat Darryl Armstrong hits a three
pointer and the lead was cut to 9.
Miami gets the ball to its big man Alonzo Mourning who takes it in for a
dunk and a 62 to 48 lead.
But Orlando's Penny Hardaway hits a big three pointer and the lead was cut
to 3, 86 to 83.
Then Miami's Hardaway, Tim comes SUPER=32-Miami/91/Orlando/83/;right back
and nails a three pointer with 14 seconds left the Heat wins it 91 to 83.
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