Next on News 7-
Teacher pay or school construction- It seems to be the case of one or the
other in Bedford County.
A Virginia Tech player is on his way to jail this weekend.
Plus this lobster could've been dinner- but thanks to one Roanoke Family
it's back to the ocean.
News 7 is next.
It looks like the court-martial will proceed for the nation's first female
B-52 bomber pilot.
Kelly Flinn requested an honorable discharge, instead of a trial on
adultery charges and disobeying orders.
But Pentagon sources say the secretary of the Air Force doesn't intend to
grant that request.
This lobster could have been on the dinner table- instead its' heading back
to the water off Maine.
A Roanoke family bought the big lobster from a local grocery store to save
Join us for News 7 at Eleven.
They asked, but they did "not" receive...
Bedford County supervisors tonight refused to give the county's school board
more money to finish out the school year.
Instead, school officials may have to resort to another principle.. robbing
Peter to pay Paul.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
IN Q=Bedford County
SUPER=01-Bob Crouch/Bedford Co. Supervisor; :15
SUPER=01-Dale Wheeler/Bedford Co. Supervisor; :45
SUPER=01-Betty Earle/School Board Member; 1:02
OUT Q=News7, Bedford.
(( Bedford County school officials say they need at least a million dollars to
pay their teachers and meet bills between now and June 30th..
..but the school system's request for more money fell on unsympathetic ears
at the board of supervisors meeting.
((BOB CROUCH/SUPERVISOR: SPENDING HAS GOT TO BE CUT AND SOME ADJUSTMENTS MADE..
WHAT WE GIVE 'EM.))
For the third straight year, supervisors were asked to bail out the school
system, which is finishing its fiscal year more than two million dollars in the
Rather than cutting them another check, supervisors want the school board to
take the money it needs out of a fund it had set aside for school construction.
How THAT money will be replaced was left for another night.
IN Q=Tonight we had
((DALE WHEELER/SUPERVISOR: TONIGHT WE HAD TO DO SOMETHING TO ASSURE THE
EMPLOYEES OF THE SCHOOL BOARD THAT THERE'S GOING TO BE A PAYCHECK. THAT'S THE
NUMBER ONE PROBLEM. WHAT YOU WITNESSED WAS A LITTLE TRIAGE HERE, WE BROKE DOWN
OUT Q=down the problem.
Betty Earle, who was the only school board member to attend the meeting,
says the problem still exists.
IN Q=This has been
((BETTY EARLE/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: THIS HAS BEEN AN ONGOING PROBLEM... A LITTLE
OUT Q=a little hungrier.
The school board will make a decision at its meeting Thursday night.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford.))
Former Virginia Tech football star Cornell Brown will spend a weekend in
jail for his part in a brawl on campus last year.
Brown is a recent NFL draft selection.
As Eric Earnhart reports he lost a battle of credibility in court.
SUPER=01-Jonathan Nelson/Victim; :09
SUPER=01-Cornell Brown/Defendant; :24
SUPER=01-Bill Cleaveland/Defense Attorney; :56
OUT Q=Eric Earnhart, News 7
((It was one side's word against another... Jonathan Nelson saying he had no
doubt Cornell Brown hit him during an altercation in front of Squires Student
IN Q=I saw him come down
(( JONATHAN NELSON/VICTIM; I SAW HIM COME DOWN OVER MY SHOULDER AND THEN HE HIT
MY HEAD AND I WENT DOWN
OUT Q=went down
Brown said he didn't hit anyone.
On the stand he admitted he took a swing at someone, but said he didn;t know
((PROSECUTOR; DID YOU TRY TO HIT THE PERSON
CORNELL BROWN; YES I DID
PROSECUTOR; SO YOU DID TRY TO HIT HIM IS THAT CORRECT?
The judge found Brown guilty, sentencing him to 30 days in jail, with all
but two suspended.
Afterwards, Nelson and Hilliard Sumner, another alleged victim who
testified, had this to say.
((TWO TO GO, WE'RE PLEASED, THAT'S ALL ))
Brown had no comment on the verdict.
((question; Do you think the judge was fair?
Brown; It's the law. ))
((BILL cleaveland/DEFENSE ATTORNEY; IF THERE WERE INCONSISTENCIES, THEY WERE ON
THE PROSECUTIONS SIDE, AND IN CASES LIKE THAT REASONABLE DOUBT IS SUPPOSED TO
GO TO THE DEFENDANT. WE'RE DISAPPOINTED ))
cleaveland says Brown will NOT appeal. He'll probably serve his sentence
this weekend, Eric Earnhart, News 7))
A Christiansburg man accused of killing his wife and wounding his daughter
pled not guilty today.
Michael Knowles allegedly killed his wife because he thought she was having
an affair that began on the internet.
He admitted killing her in a letter to Ann Landers, then sued Landers when
she published the letter.
Today he said he was innocent, and made another claim.
SOT 10:54:51 -knowles byte tape
IN Q=I am a prophet
((MICHAEL KNOWLES/DEFENDANT; I AM A PROPHET OF GOD AND I HAVE AN URGENT MESSAGE
FOR AMERICA, AND THAT I MURDERED NO ONE. AND I GOT THAT ON TOP OF MOUNT SINAI
FEBRUARY 7TH, 1996. ))
OUT Q=Feb., 7th, 1996
Knowles' jury trial is scheduled to begin May 27th.
Drugs, sex and murder. That's what the jurors in the trial of Earl
Bramblett have to look forward to... and that's after they hear all the
evidence in the arson and capital case in the deaths of a Vinton family of
If a jury convicts Bramblett, the prosecutor intends to put on evidence of
other crimes that have never been to court.
Bramblett was once a suspect in the 1977 disappearance of two 14-year old
girls. He was questioned but never formally accused of killing them.
In 1984, he WAS tried- -but found NOT guilty- -of sexually molesting the
10-year old sister of one of his employees.
The defense wants to keep those cases out. But if Bramlett is found guilty,
those cases and others could come up in the penalty phase of his trial.
Appomattox County authorities got a break in their first murder case in
Last week, the body of 23-year old Lisa Yvonne Crider was found in the James
River near Bent Creek.
Crider was killed from a shotgun blast to the head.
Investigators had few leads to follow until Saturday afternoon, when 18-year
olds Trevor Andrew Jones and Brandon Wayne Hedrick were arrested in Lincoln,
They'd been wanted for two armed robberies near Lynchburg earlier this
Sheriff Wilson Staples says evidence from the teens' car and statements they
gave police implicated them in Crider's murder.
The pair have waived extradition to Virginia and could be returned as early
HARD MUSIC UNDER
When News 7 at 11 continues, one of the racing world's best known families
loses a loved one,
and Roanoke City Council decides to give itself more time as it reexamines its
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The Secretary of the Air Force reportedly has no intention of giving pilot
Kelly Flinn an honorable discharge.
Thats according to Pentagon sources tonight.
Liz Mullen reports.
SUPER=03-Minot AFB, ND;
SUPER=10-Lt. Kelly Flinn/Air Force Pilot/60 Minutes; wait til 56!
SUPER=01-Liz Mullen/CBS News; 1:07
OUT Q=standard outcue."
((Kelly Flinn, the Air Force's first female B-52 bomber pilot, has decided to
roll the dice.
LT. KELLY FLINN/USAF PILOT: THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT CHOICE I'VE HAD
Flinn's choice? To request a resignation in lieu of a court martial, or RILO
as it's called, with an honorable discharge. Lt. Flinn faces several charges,
one of which is adultery stemming from an affair with a married man who told
her he was legally separated. But the Air Force has said it is her denial of
the affair to her superiors and her failure to follow a direct order to break
it off that it is most concerned with.
Flinn's is a risky request because the Air Force brass hasn't issued an
honorable dischargd with a RILO in at least 3 years. This type of resignation
usually receives a "general" or "less than honorable" discharge.
But Kelly Flinn told "60 Minutes" she can't imagine not flying.
LT. FLINN: I'VE DEDICATED MY ENTIRE LIFE AND THE PURSUIT OF MY DREAMS TO FLYING
IN THE AIR FORCE AND IT'S DIFFICULT TO WALK AWAY FROM
THAT. LIZ MULLEN: PENTAGON SOURCES NOW SAY THE AIR FORCE SECRETARY HAS NO
INTENTION OF GRANTING FLINN AN HONORABLE DISCAHRGE. IF THAT'S THE CASE THE
COURT MARTIAL WILL CONTINUE HAS SCHEDULED. LIZE MULLEN, MINOT AIR FORCE BASE,
The prosecution is wrapping up its case in the Oklahoma City bombing trial.
On the stand today- FBI chemists-
One admitted photos taken of truck parts at the scene were mis-identified.
The FBI agent said one piece had been removed from the parking lot, then
put back because the FBI forgot to take a picture of it.
((JOHN WALSH/CBS NEWS CONSULTANT: WELL THE DEFENSE HAS ALL ALONG ACCUSED THE
FBI OF DOING A BAD JOB OF
COLLECTING THE EVIDENCE, A BAD JOB OF PRESERVING IT BEFORE IT GOT TESTED, AND
A BAD JOB OF ACTUALLY TESTING IT. ))
SUPER=01-John Walsh/CBS News Consultant;
OUT Q=OF ACTUALLY TESTING IT."
McVeigh's clothing was also a topic in court.
FBI chemists testified they found explosive residue on McVeigh's jeans and
shirt- as well as on the ear plugs the government says he used as he fled the
McVeigh's lawyers will try to show those test results can not be trusted.
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal
Roanoke City Council decided to give itself more time instead of more money
Mayor David Bowers is in line to get a 28-percent pay increase while council
members stand to receive a 14-percent raise.
Instead of voting on the controversial issue this afternoon... the decision
was postponed for two weeks.
Scott Prince has the story.
IN Q=it was
SUPER=01-Eddie Hopkins/Roanoke City Police Officer; :17
SUPER=01-Bishop Spencer Manns/Concerned Citizen; :55
OUT Q=Scott Prince, News- 7;
The wife of NASCAR team owner, Leonard Wood died in a fatal accident over
SUPER=03-Rowan Co., NC/Saturday -WBTV;
The Woods were on their way home Saturday night from the Charlotte Motor
Speedway when their van was struck head-on.
The couple co-owns the Wood Brothers Winston Cup entry driven by Micheal
((GARY BIRKETT/WOOD FAMILY FRIEND:BETTY MAE WAS VERY PATIENT AND KIND AND
LOVING AND JUST A FINE CHRISTIAN WOMAN.))
SUPER=01-Gary Birkett/Wood Family Friend; :00
OUT Q=Christian woman.
The two people in the car which hit the Woods' van were also killed.
Leonard Wood was treated and released but his daughter and granddaughter
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Next on News 7 at 11, we'll see a forgotten side of one of Roanoke's
neighborhoods in part one of our series Souteast Stories,
and it's out of the frying pan, into a flyer as Roanoke's celebrity lobster is
flown back to its ocean home.
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The last forty years have not been kind to southeast Roanoke.
Absentee ownership and years of neglect have taken their toll.
Tonight, we begin Southeast Stories: One Neighborhood's Struggle. And in
part one, Joe Dashiell turns back the clock.
IN Q=OPENS ON NAT SOUND OF WHISTLE
SUPER=04-Roanoke Public Library; :11
SUPER=01-Mary Key/Former Southeast Roanoke Resident; :23
SUPER=04-Roanoke Valley History Museum; :45
SUPER=01-Clare White/Roanoke Historian; 1:10
SUPER=01-Lacy Edwards/Former Southeast Roanoke Resident; 1:38
OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke
((OPENS ON NAT SOUND OF SHOPS WHISTLE
Southeast Roanoke still keeps time by the East End Shops, and for more than
one hundred years, the railroad has helped to define the neighborhood.
Belmont was founded before the turn of the century, to provide homes for
railroad employees. And after the American Viscose Corporation set up shop in
1917, the neighborhood flourished.
SOT MARY KEY TAPE #9 11:03:05
IN Q=That was two main things
((MARY KEY/FORMER SOUTHEAST ROANOKE RESIDENT: THAT WAS TWO MAIN THINGS HERE.
THE RAILROAD AND THE SILK MILL. THEY WERE JUST ABOUT ALL THAT WAS HERE.))
OUT Q=about all that was here.
Mary Key moved to southeast Roanoke in the 1930s. Her husband Roy worked
for the railroad. Now in their 90s, the two hold fond memories of safe streets,
well- kept homes and friendly neighbors.
SOT TAPE #9 11:20:33
IN Q=There's good people
((MARY KEY/FORMER SOUTHEAST ROANOKE RESIDENT: THERE'S GOOD PEOPLE IN SOUTHEAST.
A WHOLE LOT OF GOOD PEOPLE.))
OUT Q=a whole lot of good people.
The American Viscose plant employed five thousand at the peak of
production. As Clare White, noted in her history of Roanoke, the 1930 city
directory claimed the largest rayon- producing mill in the world, along with
the largest railroad shop in the south.
But by the mid-50s, the shops had produced their last steam locomotive, and
by the end of the decade, the Viscose plant had closed. In one year, almost
four thousand workers lost their jobs.
SOT CLAIRE WHITE 11:35:42
IN Q=You see, the Norfolk and Western
((CLARE WHITE/ROANOKE HISTORIAN: YOU SEE THE NORFOLK AND WESTERN WENT TO DIESEL
JUST ABOUT THE TIME THE VISCOSE CLOSED AND MOST OF THE PEOPLE WHO LIVED IN
SOUTHEAST WERE IN EITHER ONE OR THE OTHER, SO THEIR LIVELIHOOD WAS TAKEN AWAY
AT THAT POINT. THEY HAD TO START ALL OVER.))
OUT Q=start all over.
Lacy Edwards remembers a life spent on a bicycle, carrying newspapers and
A football star at Virginia Tech, he became a senior executive at Dominion
Bank, and is now among the Roanoke Valley's most successful real estate agents.
IN Q=I haven't met the first person
((LACY EDWARDS/FORMER SOUTHEAST ROANOKE RESIDENT: I HAVEN'T MET THE FIRST
PERSON FROM SOUTHEAST WHO WASN'T PROUD OF SOUTHEAST AND WHO EVER FELT THAT THEY
HAD SOMETHING TO OVERCOME, BECAUSE IT WAS JUST A WONDERFUL AREA, A WONDERFUL
TIME IN OUR LIVES, AND I THINK WITHOUT IT,WHO KNOWS WHAT I WOULD HAVE BEEN.))
OUT Q=would have been.
But times change, and in part two of Southeast Stories, we'll consider some
of the issues and attitudes that challenge the neighborhood today.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))
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Tiger Woods already has the golf world by the tail, and yesterday he put a
few more dollars in the bank.
In New York, Woods signed a contract to be the official spokesman for
It is said to be worth $30 million dollars over 5 years.
The Salem Avalanche and Lynchburg Hillcats were in action last night at Salem
SUPER=03-Salem/Hillcats vs. Avalanche; :00
Salem has struggled all year to produce offense at the plate, but not last
The Avalanche scored 18 runs in seven innings in game one. Vincente Garcia's
blast to deep left field bounces off the fence and chases in the ninth run of
the night. It's 9-to-3 in the 4th.
Salem then chased Garcia home in the bottom of the fifth as Salvador
Duverge's fielders choice to short makes it 13-to-3 in the bottom of the fifth.
Then in the bottom of the sixth, Gilbert Vidal gives one a ride over the left
field fence for a three run homer.
Justin Drizos and Garcia score Salem wins game one 18-to-3.
The Avalanche comes back in the nightcap to sweep the doubleheader with a
Game one of the NBA's western conference finals opened last night in Salt
Lake City as the Jazz hosted the Rockets in game one.
SUPER=03-Salt Lake City, UT/TNT;:00
Utah came out hot on its home floor as Jeff Hornacek converts the nice pass
into a layin as the Jazz takes control early.
But Hakeem Olajuwan has been a one man wrecking crew in this game for the
Rockets. He scored 18 in the first half.
Karl Malone would hold his own inside with the big hoop over Charles Barkley
in the post.
And the Utah Jazz bench has been tough. Bryan Russell with the steal and
SUPER=32-Houston/86/Utah/101 /Game One;
the breakaway layin. Utah wins game one 101 to 86.
The Western conference finals in the Stanley Cup playoffs were in Detroit
last night with game three between the Red Wings and Avalanche.
SUPER=03-Detroit, MI/Avalanche vs. Red Wings; :00
The score was tied at one-all in the third when Vyacheslav Kozlov took the
puck off the assist from Sergei Federov and Doug Brown and beat Patrick Roy
with the eventual game winner.
Kozlov had two goals and the Red SUPER=31-Colorado/1/Detroit/2/Red Wings
Wings now have a 2 games to one advantage over Colorado.
GRAPHIC=king family golf
44 captains choice teams took advantage of the beautiful day to help out
junior golf at the first annual King Family Memorial golf tournament.
Money raised from yesterday's event at Blue Hills made it possible for the
club to award Greg Austin with a $2000 dollar scholarship to further his
IN Q="We raised...
((GREG AUSTIN/KING FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP WINNER:))
SUPER=01-Greg Austin/King Family Scholarship Winner; :00
SUPER=01-Johnny King/Blue Hills Pro; :09
OUT Q=...IN THE FUTURE."
They hope to fund as many as 4 scholarships in the future.
Still to come tonight, the Hokies get ready for their NCAA baseball opener,
And another national champion is crowned in Salem in the Division Two ranks.
Virginia Tech found out it is playing Southern Cal in it's NCAA baseball
opener later this week.
Steve Mason talked with the team this afternoon.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=01-Chuck Hartman/Va. Tech Head Coach; :17
SUPER=01-Chad Foutz/Va. Tech Third Baseman; 1:17
OUT Q=lets go back to you"
California University of Pennsylvania captured its own NCAA division two
softball national championship today with a one run win over
SUPER=03-Salem/Division II Championship; :00
The game was tied at 1-all in the middle innings and Wisconsin Parkside
Rangers needed a little defense to keep it that way.
Kathy Hillsdonk makes the leaping catch at the fence in the center field to
preserve the tie.
But it was just a matter of time before Cal-Pennsylvania's Kerry Novack
knocked in the game winner in the bottom of the 6th.
Lith Webb scores from second and the Vulcans win the Division Two national
championship 2-to-1 to cap another fun week in the City of champions.
((CAREY HARVEYCUTTER/TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR:))
SUPER=01-Carey Harveycutter/Tournament Director; :00
OUT Q=...in salem
A local lobster has escaped the cookpot and tonight he is on his way to a
new home thanks to a Roanoke family.
Marrianne Morse and her son Stephen picked-up Larry the lobster from a
nearby Rack and Sack food store.
The family bought the 20-year old lobster for $100 after reading about it in
the local newspaper.
They're overnighting Larry to New Hampshire.
There, a member of the group P-E-T-A -- People for the Ethical Treatment of
Animals--will drive the crustacean to Maine.
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IN Q=So many times
((MARRIANE MORSE: SO MANY TIMES DURING THE DAY OR DURING YOUR LIFE, YOU GET ALL
TIED-UP IN LITTLE THINGS THAT DON'T MEAN A LOT AND IT'S JUST KIND OF A NEAT
RELEASE TO THINK, "I CAN REALLY DO SOMETHING FOR THIS LITTLE LOBSTER AND PUT
HIM BACK IN AND HOPEFULLY HE'LL FIND SOME SONS, AUNTS AND SISTERS OR SOMETHING
OUT Q=something in Maine
Once in Maine, Larry will be released in an area where fishing is