Court-martial proceedings are on hold for the nation's first female B-52
And a former Virginia Tech/ future N-F-L player will spend the weekend
The frontal zone is moving a little too slow, but will gradually clear out
of here this afternoon. Sunshine for much of this week, that and a big
doubleheader for the Avalanche in sports.
Stick around News 7 at NOON is next.
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Bedford County school officials say they need at least a million dollars to
pay teachers and other bills by the end of June.
But the county's Board of Supervisors refused to bail out the school board.
This is the third straight year supervisors were asked to rescue the school
system, which is finishing the fiscal year more than two MILLION dollars in the
IN Q=This has been
((BETTY EARLE/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: THIS HAS BEEN AN ONGOING PROBLEM... A LITTLE
OUT Q=a little hungrier.
Supervisors want the school board to take the money it needs out of a fund
it had set aside for school construction.
The school board will make a decision at its meeting Thursday night.
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Roanoke City Council member now have two more weeks before they have to make
a final vote on the controversial salary hikes for council members and the
The vote on whether to give Mayor David Bowers a 28- percent raise and
council members a pay hike of 14- percent WAS scheduled to be taken yesterday.
IN Q=I want
((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: I WANT TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY FOR FURTHER
DISCUSSION ON THE ISSUE. THE QUESTION I'D LIKE TO HAVE THE CITIZENS OF ROANOKE
ASK THEMSELVES IS... 'WHAT PAY SHOULD THE MAYOR, THE COUNCIL, AND THE TOP
ADMINISTRATORS GET. ))
OUT Q=administrators get
Bowers comments came during a demonstration outside the municipal building.
Some Roanokers think city officials have gone too far with this pay increase
IN Q=I think
((BISHOP SPENCER MANNS/UPSET RESIDENT: PUT THEM ON THE SANITATION TRUCKS. LET
THEM DUMP SOME OF THAT TRASH DAY BY DAY. THEY DON'T EVEN HAVE AN INKLING TO
WHAT THE POLICE, CITY WORKERS AND FIREMAN AND ALL OF THE CITY WORKERS GO
THROUGH. THEY'RE MAKING THEMSELVES FAT CATS. ))
SUPER=01-Bishop Spencer Manns/Upset Resident;
OUT Q=fat cats
Council promises to vote on the salary increases June second.
His activities on the football field earned the former Virginia Tech star a
spot with the Baltimore Ravens.
But his activities OFF the field earned Cornell Brown a weekend in jail.
Eric Earnhart reports.
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))
The court-martial of Air Force Lieutenant Kelly Flinn has been delayed,
while the Pentagon decides whether or not to proceed in light of her request to
resign with an honorable discharge.
It's a waiting game now at
Minot Air Force base that adds just one more twist to this saga.
Liz Mullen reports from Minot.
11:30 UPDATE WINDOW
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SUPER=01-Joe Lamarca/Air Force Spokesman; :27
SUPER=01-Liz Mullen/Reporting; 1:05
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That is true. Nothing about the court marshall of the nation's first female
B-52 pilot is normal. First lieutenant Kelly Flinn looked brave as she headed
into a different kind of combat alongside her attorney Frank Spinner.
Spinner is hoping for a continuance.
SUPER: Frank Spinner, Defense Attorney
SOT: 14 or 15 after "Until the second of June because they can consider the
NARR: But now, a delay to the delay.
SUPER: Maj. Joe Lamarca, Air Force Spokesman
SOT: "This is standard procedure. We have to wait for Washington before the
court marshall can proceed."
NARR: And still no official word from Air Force Secretary Sheila Widnall on
whether or not Flinn's resignation with an honorable discharge will be granted
-- though sources say it is unlikely. The woman who was described in 1996
performance reviews as an incredibly sharp professional warrior now sits a
stone's throw away from the B-52's that made her famous. This warrior now
charged with adultery, lying about it, then disobeying a direct order to break
off the relationship that got her into trouble.
Liz Mullen, CBS News, Minot, ND.))
A key F-B-I chemist is back on the stand today at the Oklahoma City bombing
Yesterday, Steven Burmeister (BUR-my-stur) provided the first scientific
testimony directly linking suspect Timothy McVeigh to bomb materials.
Burmeister testified that he found explosives residue on clothes Mcveigh
was wearing when he was arrested 75 minutes after the blast.
Long- time Lynchburg commonwealth's attorney Bill Petty says he will seek
another term, this time as a Republican.
Petty had run as an Independent as the city's top prosecutor the last 16
But he's switching because of recent accomplishments by the Allen
administration in the areas of juvenile justice, abolition of parole and the
commonwealth's right to appeal.
IN Q=And that's the
((BILL PETTY/LYNCHBURG COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: AND THAT'S THE REASON WHY I'M
PROUD TO BE HERE WITH ALL MY GOOD FRIENDS BOTH HERE IN LYNCHBURG AS WELL AS IN
RICHMOND, TO ANNOUNCE THAT AS I SEEK RE- ELECTION THIS YEAR, I WILL DO SO ON
THE REPUBLICAN TICKET.))
SUPER=01-Bill Petty/Lynchburg Commonwealth's Attorney; :00
OUT Q=the Republican ticket.
Petty was joined today by the G-O-P's gubernatorial candidate Jim Gilmore,
and attorney general hopefuls Ken Stolle and Jerry Kilgore.
Possible evidence of other crimes could be brought to light if jurors find
Earl Bramblett guilty of murdering Teresa and Blaine Hodges and their two
SUPER=03-Spartanburg, SC/July 1996;
Bramblett was once a suspect in the 19-77 disappearance of two 14- year- old
girls. He was questioned but never formally accused of killing them.
In 19-84, he WAS tried- -but found NOT guilty- -of sexually molesting the
10- year- old sister of one of his employees.
Those cases could come up when Bramblett is tried for arson and murder next
Two 18- year- old suspects in last week's murder in Appomattox County could
be back in the state as early as today.
Trevor Andrew Jones and Brandon Wayne Hedrick were arrested in Lincoln,
Last week, the body of 23- year- old Lisa Yvonne Crider was found in the
James River near Bent Creek.
Crider had been shot in the head.
The two men were wanted in connection with two armed robberies earlier this
month near Lynchburg.
Sheriff Wilson Staples says evidence from the men's car and statements they
gave police implicated them in Crider's murder.
Seventy years after Charles
Lindbergh's historic flight across the Atlantic, a Texas businessman is
re-tracing the route.
Bill Signs took off this morning from Long Island, New York, and is headed
SUPER=03-Paris/May 21, 1927;
In 19-27 Lindbergh became the the first person to fly, solo non-stop across
Signs is attempting the 22 hour flight without the modern convenience of
But he does have his own web site,
to allow kids to follow his progress.
Lowe's Hardware Store is facing a lawsuit from another victim of last year's
outbreak of Legionnaire's disease.
Jonathan East says he "came in close proximity" to vapors from a hot tub
display at Lowe's in Christiansburg last October.
He was hospitalized and nearly died.
East says he's now "totally disabled," and has had to close his business.
The Montgomery County resident is asking two million dollars in damages.
An earlier claim filed by John Allen Kirk is set for trial in November.
One Roanoke family turned a trip to the grocery store into a rescue mission.
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 dollars after reading
about it in the local newspaper.
They overnighted Larry to New Hampshire.
There, a member of the group PETA (PEE-ta) -- People for the Ethical
Treatment of Animals--will drive the lobster 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
It's something women usually only consider if they're out alone late at
Or perhaps if they've been the victims of crime.
But Kimberly McBroom tells us that safety is something women should always
keep in mind.
IN Q=it's often
OUT Q=keep safe Melanie
(( It's often hard to watch the news, or read the paper without seeing
stories about violent acts against women.
And the U-S Justice Department reports 60- percent of female murder victims
are killed by someone they knew.
Tanya Metaksa is the founder of the National Rifle Association's women's
She has written a self- protection manual for women, entitled, "Safe, Not
And she joins us now to talk more about that.
(Tanya, what sorts of things can women do every day to protect themselves?)
(Even if a woman is not armed, what can she do to fight off an attacker?)
(What about women who are victims of domestic abuse, what advice do you have
That's about all the time we have right now.
Thanks so much for joining me today, Tanya.
Some good advice on ways to keep safe, Melanie.))
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Keeping an existing business in town will pay big dividends for the
The region's economic development authority says Jenfab (jen-FAB), a metal
machining and fabricating company, will expand into the Alleghany Regional
The move will increase Jenfab's workforce to nearly 50 people, and open up
other land in the park for development.
The financial markets are focused on Washington today as the federal Reserve
discusses whether to raise interest rates for the second time this year.
The Board began meeting at nine this morning and is expected to announce a
decision shortly after TWO.
There are few signs of inflation, and the experts are NOT sure what to
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The warm weather could NOT melt the Avalanche last night as they smoked the
Hillcats in a double header.
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Vincente Garcia's blast to deep left field bounces off the fence and brings
in the ninth run of the night for Salem.
The Avalanche then chased Garcia home in the bottom of the fifth as Salvador
Duverge's fielders' choice to short makes it 13-to-3.
Then Gilbert Vidal hits the ball over the left field fence for a three run
Salem wins game one 18-to-3.
The Avalanche sweeps the doubleheader with a 5-to-3 win in the secod game.
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It was a victory dance for the Jazz as they beat the Rockets in game one of
the N-B-A's western conference finals.
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The Jazz takes control early.
But Hakeem Olajuwan was 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.
And the Utah Jazz bench has been tough. Bryan Russell with the steal and
the breakaway layin. Utah wins game one 101 to 86.
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In Stanley cup action,
The Red Wings beat the Avalanche last night.
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The score was tied 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.
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Wings now have a 2 games to one advantage over Colorado.
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44 captains choice teams took advantage of a 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 two- thousand- dollar scholarship to further
IN Q=I plan to
((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 four scholarships in the future.
Coming up on News 7 at Six and Eleven-- part two of Southeast Stories: One
The last 40 years have brought major changes, and left a legacy of neglect
in southeast Roanoke.
But some observers believe attitudes outside of the neighborhood are just as
SOT tape #3 11:25:36
IN Q=I think if attitudes throughout
((REV. WAYNE HARRISON/BELMONT BAPTIST CHURCH: I THINK IF ATTITUDES THROUGHOUT
THE ROANOKE VALLEY COULD CHANGE, THAT COULD BE THE BEST FUTURE THAT SOUTHEAST
COULD EVER EXPECT.))
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take Southeast Promo Board-essC
Joe Dashiell continues his series with a look at some of the neighborhood's
biggest challenges, both inside and out.
That's tonight on News 7 at Six and Eleven.
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Dinosaurs are roaring back to life only this time there are no fences and
they're not in a park.
Last night in Hollywood, a dino-size premiere for the most anticipated movie
of the blockbuster summer season.
OUT Q=(movie clip, ROAR, RUN, SCREAM.)
"The Lost World" roars into theatres Friday.