Coming up next on News 7 at 11...
A pickup truck collides with a car, sending six people to the hospital in
B-52 pilot Kelly Flinn says she wants to leave the Airforce to avoid a
And rebel troops meet cheering crowds as they enter the capital of Zaire.
News 7 at 11 is next.
Multiple injuries reported tonight in Botetourt County after a car and a
The accident happened at the corner of Alternate 220 and Read Mountain Road.
According to witnesses, the driver of the pick-up truck apparently ran a red
light and struck a car.
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IN Q=One was in
((SGT. R.A. BLACK/ Virginia State Police: ONE WAS IN THE PICK-UP TRUCK AND ONE
WAS ON THE GROUND WHEN INVESTIGATORS ARRIVED. HE EITHER CLIMBED OUT OR WAS
SUPER=01-Sgt. R.A. Black/Virginia State Police;
OUT Q=was thrown out.
Six people were injured in the accident and taken to Roanoke Memorial
Their condition is not known at this time.
The accident caused severe traffic back-ups along both roads. Officials are
still investigating what caused it.
The Air Force has rejected pilot Kelly Flinn's request for a discharge
instead of a courtmartial.
Flinn, the country's first female B-52 pilot, faces the courtmartial on
Tuesday, for having two affairs, one with a married civilian, and then
disobeying orders to stay away from him.
Flinn was asking for an honorable discharge.
If convicted in the court-martial, she could be dismissed from the military
and spend up to 9 and a half years in prison.
The pressure is building on First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton.
There are news reports that
Independent counsel Kenneth Starr has subpoenaed notes that White House lawyers
took while meeting with Mrs. Clinton.
Some law professors say he shouldn't get them.
IN Q=It would mean
((SOT-ADAM KURLAND, HOWARD UNIVERSITY LAW PROFESSOR;
IT WOULD MEAN THAT THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES IS DENIED THE
ROUTINE PROTECTION THAT A C.E.O. OF A CORPORATION HAS. AND THAT REALLY GOES A
LONG WAY IN UNDERMINING THE FUNDAMENTAL VALUES OF THE ATTORNEY-CLIENT
SUPER=01-Adam Kurland/Howard University;
OUT Q=attorney-client privilege
But a former counsel to President Bush says the first lady should not be
using government attorneys for a private matter.
IN Q=I don't believe
((C. BOYDEN GREY, FMR. COUNSEL TO PRES. BUSH;
I DON'T BELIEVE THE TAXPAYERS YOU AND I SHOULD HAVE TO PAY FOR THEIR
DEFENSE OF SOMETHING THEY DID -- BEFORE THEY BECAME FEDERAL OFFICIALS.
SUPER=01-C. Boyden Grey/Former White House Counsel;
OUT Q=became federal officials
The issue of the notes is now before the U.S. Supreme Court.
A new government appears to be forming in Zaire tonight.
Rebel troops streamed into the capital city Kinshasa today.
For the most part they were met by cheering crowds.
There was some gunfire, and at least 2 people were killed.
Rebel Leader Laurent Kabila is calling himself president, and says the
country should now be called the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
At a press conference, Kabila's words in English were brief.
IN Q=very happy
((LAURENT KABIL/REBEL LEADER; VERY HAPPY... TO SUCCEED; ))
SUPER=01-Laurent Kabila/Rebel Leader; quick!!
OUT Q=to succeed
United Nations officials are urging both sides to stop fighting.
IN Q=have not given up
((KOFI ANNAN/UN SECRETARY GENERAL; HAVE NOT GIVEN UP THE HOPE OF TRYING TO GET
THE PARTIES TO ACCEPT SOME SORT OF TRANSITIONAL ARRANGEMENT AND THEREFORE AVOID
BLOODY CONFLICT IN THE CAPITAL CITY KINSHASA. ))
SUPER=01-Kofi Annan/UN Secretary General;
OUT Q=capital city Kinshasa
A U.S. evacuation team is stationed across the border in Brazzaville, Congo.
So far they have NOT received word to evacuate the 300 Americans in Zaire.
A car wreck in Rockbridge County yesterday afternoon left one teenager
State police say 14-year-old Barbara Ellen Lamb was a passenger in a truck
driven by Jason W. McManama.
Police say McManama was speeding around a curve on route 7-10.
He swerved off the right side of the road and hit an embankment.
Lamb was thrown from the truck, and died at the scene.
Fire destroyed a Radford home. Fire fighters were called to the
25-hundred block of Third Street around 3-30 this morning.
The house was fully engulfed when fire fighters arrived.
Crews from Radford and Fairlawn battled the blaze for hours.
But in the end there was nothing they could do.
No one was home when the blaze started and there were no reported injuries.
The fire is still under investigation, but officials say it does not appear
to be suspicious.
A murder suspect's past criminal record may eventually be the difference
between life and death.
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Earl Bramblett is suspected of killing a Vinton family of four, three years
According to published reports, if convicted, prosecutors in the case plan
to show evidence possibly linking Bramblett to other crimes including sexual
assaults of teenagers and drug offenses.
If convicted of the Vinton killings, the jury could consider the other
allegations when deciding to give him life in prison or the death penalty.
Defense attorneys are asking that a trial scheduled for next month be
postponed so they can review any new charges or allegations.
A hearing is scheduled for next week.
The 1997 commencement ceremony marked a new era for the Virginia Military
So far 31 women have reserved a spot in next year's freshman class.
IN Q=FOR THIS CLASS HAS PLAYED
((FOR THIS CLASS HAS PLAYED A PIVOTAL ROLE IN REVITALIZING OUR SACRED HONOR
CODE AND HAS LED THE WAY WITH MATURITY IN PREPARING TO BRING WOMEN INTO THE
CORPS IN THE COMING YEAR AND HISTORY WILL JUDGE YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS WELL.))
SUPER=01-Gen. J.H. Binford Peay/U.S. Central Command;
OUT Q=YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS WELL
General Peay (PEA) encouraged the graduates to use their leadership skills
out in the real world.
And many graduates say these skills are some of the most important gifts
they received at V-M-I.
And though they don't know what the future holds for the school they say if
administrators stick to the traditions the school will remain strong.
IN Q=I DON'T BELIEVE
((GARY NETZER/VMI GRADUATE: I DON'T BELIEVE IT WILL, I THINK THAT THEY'RE
PRETTY MUCH, THE TRADITIONS ARE PRETTY MUCH IMPORTANT HOW THEY ARE AND THEY'RE
GOING TO TRY TO KEEP THEM THAT WAY.))
((TERRY MINOR/VMI GRADUATE: EACH CLASS IS GOING TO BE THE SAME WITH THE HONOR
SYSTEM AND THE SKILLS YOU LEARN. IT'S REAL SPECIAL TO THE LAST MALE CLASS BUT
THERE'S REALLY NOT THAT MUCH OF A DIFFERENCE.))
SUPER=01-Gary Netzer/VMI Graduate; :00
SUPER=01-Terry Minor/VMI Graduate; :09
OUT Q=MUCH OF A DIFFERENCE
172 men received diplomas from V-M-I this morning.
Officials at a local university met for a second time today to agree on a
contract for their president.
Radford University President Douglas Covington has been in office for almost
He submitted a draft to the school's executive board two months ago, but the
board was unable to come to an agreement.
Today, the board approved a four-year contract that will be drawn-up on
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IN Q=We share each
((DOUGLAS COVINGTON/RADFORD UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT: WE SHARE EACH OTHER'S VISION.
WE HAVE A STRATEGIC PLAN SO MY FULL EFFORTS ARE GOING TO BE DEVOTED TO
GALVANIZING SUPPORT FOR THAT STRATEGIC PLAN.))
SUPER=01-Douglas Covington/Radford University President;
OUT Q=that strategic plan.
There's no word yet on the terms of the contract.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on News 7 at Six--
Pittsylvania County honors a fallen hero today, we'll have the story,
and there are no new leads in the search for the killer of JonBenet Ramsey --
but plenty of negotiations.
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The investigation into JonBenet Ramsey's murder has turned into a
Sources say the DNA tests results show nothing unusual, but have not been
revealed to the Ramsey's.
Attorney's for the Ramsey's are battling to get the test results as well
as the original copy of the ransom note left by JonBenet's killer.
They want to have their own experts look at the letter.
Patsy Ramsey is scheduled to give the police a fifth handwriting sample
sometime next week.
An appointment to get the sample last week was canceled.
The space shuttle Atlantis has completed a rescue mission of sorts.
Atlantis docked with the Russian Mir space station today.
They brought along an oxygen generator to replace the one that caught fire on
They also came to pick up U.S. astronaut Jerry Linenger.
Linenger endured the fire, high temperatures and other problems aboard Mir.
As he came aboard Atlantis he said it's good to be back on American soil.
He was replaced on Mir by astronaut Michael Foale.
If you want to find out more about the balanced budget deal in congress, you
can look it up on the web.
FULL SCREEN WEBWATCH
It's one of the sites featured in this week's WebWatch.
IN Q=The Health Answers
SUPER=04-File Tape; :00 -quick
(( House speaker Newt Gingrich announced the creation of the site
The documents include letters from Gingrich and Senator Trent Lott to the
president, and a summary of the agreement...
You can't actually view the documents on the page, you have to download
them in Acrobat or Wordperfect format.
If the baby's sick and you don't know where to call, you can find some help
The health answers site will tell you, for example, when a temperature is
considered a fever, what and how much medicine to use based on age and weight.
The site covers all kinds of medical questions, and tells you when you
should go ahead and call your doctor.
If you just can't get enough broccoli, here's another serving... check out
Broccoli-dot-com where you can visit the Broccoli institute and more about your
Mom's kitchen serves up recipes...
And there's even a kids area, where they can play broccoli tic tac toe and
other things... if this doesn't make them eat it, nothing will
If you can't find any more beanie babies, you can at least look at them at
this week's Kids Site.
The Ty site lists all things "beanie"... some of them even have their own
pages... and the serious collector won't want to be without the official check
To satisfy your beanie-obsession, and to find all the other sites we've
mentioned, click on WebWatch, on the WDBJ web site... at www-dot-wdbj7-dot
One man's act of kindness cost him his life.
Today the Pittsylvania Board of Supervisors and the county's Historical
Society handed out the First Pittsylvania County Medal of Valor.
In the summer of 1985, Leonard Swanson Hutcherson gave up his own life in an
attempt to save the life of three year old Jonathan Wayne Ayers.
Today, the county presented his family with the award.
Officials say the medal of valor is a symbol of their appreciation of
Hutcherson's courage and giving ways.
The Roanoke Wildlife Rescue needs a second chance.
The organization which helps sick and injured animals is trying to save its
Denise Allen has more.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./July 1996; :00
SUPER=01-Stacey Kessinger/Roanoke Wildlife Rescue Dir.; :47
SUPER=01-Sgt. Bill Bandy/Salem Animal Control; 1:18
OUT Q=News 7
((Dorothy Runion and other volunteers give sick and injured animals a new
lease on life.
The organization's home sits on 23 acres in south Roanoke County--land
that's now in the hands of a developer.
IN Q=I AM CURRENTLY
((DOROTHY RUNION/ROANOKE WILDLIFE RESCUE DIR.: I AM CURRENTLY ON MY
GRANDMOTHER'S PROPERTY AND WE HAD A FAIRLY REASONABLE UNDERSTANDING THAT I
WOULD BE ALLOWED TO CONTINUE MY WILDLIFE AGENCY AT THAT LOCATION. BUT
UNFORTUNATELY SOME FAMILY MEMBERS HAD A DIFFERENT IDEA AND THEY'RE TRYING TO
SELL THE PROPERTY.))
OUT Q=SELL THE PROPERTY
Now the Roanoke Wildlife Rescue is in the mists of an eight month
fundraising campaign to buy back the property.
Area middle and high school students have raised 25-hundred dollars for the
IN Q=but mainly we
((STACEY KESSINGER/ROANOKE WILDLIFE RESCUE MARKETING DIR.: BUT MAINLY WE NEED
CORPORATE SPONSORS. PEOPLE WHO ARE GOING TO BE THERE TO STAY. THE FUNDRAISERS
ARE GREAT AND WE ABSOLUTELY NEED THAT. BUT WE ALSO NEED ON GOING MONEY COMING
INTO THE AGENCY WHETHER OR NOT WE NEED TO RELOCATE BECAUSE EVEN BEFORE THE
PROBLEM WE OPERATED ON A DEFICIT.))
OUT Q=ON A DEFICIT
Their goal is 200-thousand dollars.
With that Runion will try to buy back the property from Strauss
She says if that doesn't work out the money will be used to relocate.
Either way area animal control agents say there's a need for Runion's work.
IN Q=UNFORTUNATELY WE WOULD HAVE
((SGT BILL BANDY/SALEM ANIMAL CONTROL: UNFORTUNATELY WE WOULD HAVE TO DESTROY
A LOT OF NUISANCE WILDLIFE. PEOPLE FEEL LIKE IT'S A NUISANCE, DON'T WANT
AROUND AN ORPHAN AND INJURED WILDLIFE. THIS ORGANIZATION HAS BEEN VERY HELPFUL
AND IT'S A NECESSITY.))
OUT Q=and it's a necessity
To find out more about the Roanoke Wildlife Rescue watch On Record tomorrow
morning at 11.
Denise Allen News 7.))
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Next on News 7 at Six, Danville residents take some action after a local
intersection proved to be deadly,
and Bedford firefighters are taught a new tactic to rescue flood victims.
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Danville residents have a new traffic light, three months after a teenager
was killed at a busy intersection.
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16-year old John Paul Bailey died last February while riding with his sister
near route 58.
They apparently pulled in front of an on-coming car and wrecked.
Today, residents were collecting money to pay for a new traffic light
erected near the sight of the crash.
They're hoping to raise a total of 10,000 dollars.
When high water traps victims in their cars or houses chances are someone
dials 9-1-1 for help.
The first to respond is usually a fire crew.
But most fire departments in the United States are not properly trained in
swift water rescues.
Fire and rescue officials in Bedford County say they were in the same boat
so, this weekend they're being briefed in the how to's of flood water rescues.
IN Q=prior to this
((GERYL WADE/STEWARTSVILLE CHAMBLISSBURG FIRE AND RESCUE: PRIOR TO THIS
TRAINING WE WERE PRETTY ILLITERATE TO SWIFT WATER. YOU DON'T REALIZE WHAT IT
WILL DO TO YOU. WE BASICALLY WANT TO KEEP OURSELVES SAFE WHEN THE PUBLIC CALLS
US TO PERFORM A RESCUE.))
SUPER=01-Geryl Wade/Fire & Rescue;
OUT Q=TO PERFORM A RESCUE
Bedford Fire officials say normally there isn't much of a need for this type
of training in their locality.
But recent flooding events have taught them to always prepare for the worst.
IN Q=A LOT OF THE
((GEORGE LEWIS/INSTRUCTOR: A LOT OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENTS THEY'RE STILL IN THE
MODE OF ALL WE DO IS FIGHT FIRES AND MORE AND MORE THE PUBLIC IS LOOKING TO THE
FIRE DEPARTMENT TO GET THEM OUT OF THESE SWIFT WATER SITUATIONS.))
SUPER=01-George Lewis/Rescue Three Instructor;
OUT Q=SWIFT WATER SITUATIONS
The Rescue Three instructors travel the world teaching swift water rescue
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SUPER=332-Partly/Cloudy/48-52/Partly Sunny/Storms Possible/74-79;
SUPER=333-Clearing/Skies/46-51/Partly Sunny/Storms Possible/74-79;
SUPER=334-Partly/Cloudy/45-50/Partly Cloudy/Storms Possible/74-79;
The Houston Rockets have advanced to the N-B-A's Western Conference finals.
This afternoon the Rockets beat Seattle 96 to 91 to win the series 4 games
SUPER=03-Houston, TX/NBC SPORTS; :
The players looked loose before the tip off of today's seventh and final
game of the series.
The Rockets get it to their man Hakeem Olajuwon who uses the power move for
two of his 22 points in the game.
The Sonics fell behind by as many as 14 points. But guard Gary Payton kept
it close here hitting thee of his 27 Points.
Houston's Charles Barkley added 20
SUPER=32-Houston/96/Seattle/91/;points and 14 rebounds as the Rockets win it
by a score of 96 to 91.
IN Q="Houston is...
((GEORGE KARL/SEATTLE HEAD COACH: ))
((CHARLES BARKLEY/22 POINTS 14 REBOUNDS: ))
SUPER=01-George Karl/Seattle Head Coach; :00
SUPER=01-Charles Barkley/22 points & 14 Rebounds; :11
OUT Q=......western conference champs."
The Rockets open the conference championship against Utah on Monday night.
Miami and New York will play game seventh of the Eastern Conference semi
finals tomorrow in Miami.
The Virginia Tech Hokies baseball team won the Atlantic 10 championship this
Tech beat Massachusetts 13 to 8.
Matt Griswold hit a grand slam homer going 4 for 6 with 5 R-B-I's and he scored
Tech Catcher Barry Gouch was the tournament's Most Valuable Player. The win
advances the Hokies to the regionals.
Jim Thome had a grand slam this afternoon to lead the Cleveland Indians to
an 8 to 1 win over Toronto.
SUPER=03-Toronto, Canada/WUAB; :
Blue Jays Manager Cito Gaston keeps an eye on the action from the dugout.
He did not want to see this. In the top of the third, Thome gets all of
this pitch sending it over the centerfield wall for a grand slam, the second of
his career, and it put the Indians on top.
The Indians score again this time in the top of the fifth. Kevin Seitzer
SUPER=35-Cleveland/8/Toronto/1/;hits a single up the middle scoring a run to
make it 6 to nothing and the Indians win the game 8 to 1.
The first seven game winner in the National League New York's Bobby Jones.
SUPER=03-Queens, NY/SC-NY; :
Jones scattered 7 hits in 8 innings here he strikeouts out Jason Bates in
the second Jones had four K's in the game.
And the Met Defense backed him up. On this play second baseman Carlos
Baerga makes a diving catch in the hole and gets the force out at second base.
In the fourth Baerga hits this bullet up the middle for a two run single
and the Mets led the game 2 to nothing.
Colorado's Andres Galarraga gets SUPER=35-New York/3/Colorado/1/;all of
this pitch it ends up over the centerfield wall for a solo homer but the Mets
beat the Rockies at Shea 3 to 1.
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For the second time in 17 days, Cincinnati Reds Manager Ray Knight has been
sent to the showers early.
This afternoon Knight argued a close play at third and was ejected from the
But before he left he pulls up third base and throws it to the ground. For
all of today's scores lets check the boards.
WIPE TO SCORES
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SUPER=0092-/St. Louis/6/j/Atlanta/11///j/Los Angeles/8//Montreal/3///;
SUPER=0096-/Seattle/91/j/Houston/96//Rockets Win 4-3/;
SUPER=0103-j/Detroit/4//Colorado/2//Series Tied 1-1/;
OUT Q=....last score."
The Winston Cup All star race was run under the lights this evening at the
Charlotte Motor Speedway and when it was over Jeff Gordon won the big prize.
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/TNN; :
The evening started with the Winston Select. Ricky Craven took the lead
just past the halfway mark and he would take the checkered flag, The win
putting him in the Winston.
IN Q="There's some...
((RICKY CRAVEN/WINSTON SELECT WINNER: ))
SUPER=01-Ricky Craven/Winston Select Winner; :
OUT Q=....50 LAP RUN."
After a smooth start in the Winston, Bobby Labonte gets tapped coming out of
turn four and he slides through the infield grass bringing out the caution on
Dale Jarrett passed Dale Earnhardt with five laps to go and he takes the
checkered flag in the first 30 lap segment.
Bobby Labonte recovered from his spin in segment one he passed his brother
Terry 13 laps in and he takes the checkered flag winning the second segment.
The 10 lap shootout belong to Jeff Gordon he passed Terry Labonte on the
second lap and it was over Gordon winning the Winston.
IN Q="I knew...
((JEFF GORDON/WINS THE WINSTON: ))
SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/Wins The Winston; :
OUT Q=........here we come man."
Bobby Labonte was second his brother Terry third, Earnhardt fourth and Jimmy
"Silver Charm" is the first horse in 8 years to win the first two jewels
of the Triple Crown winning the Preakness in a photo finish.
Here's the call by A-B-C's Dave Johnson.
IN Q=First audio
SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/ABC SPORTS; :
OUT Q=........NOSES APART."
"Free House" was second and "Captain Bodgit" third.
Tiger Woods will enter the final round of the Byron Nelson Classic tomorrow
with a two stroke lead on the field.
SUPER=03-Irving, TX/ABC SPORTS; :
Woods started the round with a one shot lead he shot a 67 in today's third
round giving him a total of 195 15 under par for three rounds.
It should be an exciting finish tomorrow because Woods leads five players
tied for second at 13 under par.