IN Q=TONIGHT ON
(( TONIGHT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME... NO PAY RAISES FOR ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL,
WITH AN APOLOGY FROM THE MAYOR
OBSCENITY CHARGES AT ROANOKE NIGHTCLUB GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS FOR NUDE DANCING
AND SEXUALLY- EXPLICIT ACTIVITY.
IT'S MONDAY, JUNE 2ND.
OUR TOP STORY--
ON BEHALF OF THE ENTIRE PROSECUTION TEAM AND ALL THE FEDERAL AGENIES THAT
SUPPORTED THIS PROSECUTION WE THANK THE VICTIMS FOR THEIR PATIENTS AND
DIGNITY THROUGHOUT THIS LONG ORDEAL.
FIRST THE JURY SAID GUILTY -- NOW THE JURORS MUST DECIDE WHETHER TIMOTHY
MCVEIGH LIVES OR DIES. ))
OUT=LIVES OR DIES.
Good Evening, this is News 7 PRIMETIME on WEFC.
I'm Connie Stevens.
A federal jury in Denver this afternoon convicted McVeigh of all eleven
counts related to the Oklahoma City bombing.
Beginning Wednesday, the court turns to the penalty phase-- with the
prosecution seeking the death sentence.
Here's Lee Cowan, reporting from the scene of the crime.
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OUT Q=Lee Cowan, CBS News OK CITY,
Some areas of Virginia got more rain in a matter of hours than they'd
received during all of an unusually dry May.
Here's Meteorologist Robin Reed with the hard facts.
Potentially serious trouble tonight in Pochontas County, West Virginia,
where water is flowing over the dam at Watoga State Park.
Sheriff's Deputies warn conditions there are worsening.
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Most of West Virgnia's 55 counties are also under a flash flood watch
Already, two people have died because of heavy rain-- hundreds of others
have been driven from their homes.
In Roanoke, run-off from a construction sight flooded two buildings at
Williamsburg Manor apartments yesterday, covering the floors with a layer of
High water poured into the Glasgow fire department last night, and
threatened homes in the area...
But this morning everything was cleaned up, and there was no serious damage.
William Austin says he's one of the lucky ones.
IN Q=came right down
(( WILLIAM AUSTIN/GLASGOW; CAME RIGHT DOWN THROUGH HERE, AND RIGHT ACROSS THE
DRIVEWAY THERE... YEA I WAS LUCKY IT DIDN'T GET IN THE HOUSE.))
OUT Q=get in the house
Officials are concerned that with the ground saturated, more rain could
(open open open)
Members of Roanoke City Council have abandoned plans to raise their own
Calling the controversy "a fiasco," they voted to scrap council raises and
scale back increases for top administrators.
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((W.H. HIGHFILL: AND I AM ASHAMED OF YOU AND I AM ASHAMED OF MY ALL-AMERICAN
((HELEN HALL: HOW CAN YOU SIT THERE AND SEE THE TEACHERS STRUGGLING TO GET A
THREE AND THREE TENTHS PERCENT RAISE. MAYBE IF YOU ALLOTTED LESS TO YOURSELVES
AND MORE TO THEM IT WOULD BE DIFFERENT.))
SUPER=07-W.H. Highfill; :00
SUPER=07-Helen Hall; :07
OUT Q=would be different.
Today's meeting brought another round of criticism from citizens who have
protested the proposed raises.
Council members said they heard the message, and hoped their vote would put
the issue behind them.
IN Q=We made a mistake
((JACK PARROTT/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: WE MADE A MISTAKE. I THINK WE'RE DOING OUR
BEST TO CORRECT IT NOW. MY FEELING AND MY HOPE IS THAT THE CITIZENS OF ROANOKE
WILL TAKE IT IN THE SPIRIT IN WHICH WE ARE DOING THIS.))
SUPER=01-Jack Parrott/Roanoke City Council;
OUT Q=we are doing this.
Council scaled back raises for City Manager Bob Herbert and other top
administrators to three-point- three percent.
That corresponds to the average raise for other city employees.
The Roanoke nightclub, Girls Girls Girls has been indicted on obscenity
City obscenity laws say the club's dancers don't have to wear much.
But they aren't allowed to be naked.
The Commonwealth Attorney's office has charged the owner of Girls Girls
Girls with 15 counts of obscenity for having its employees dance in the nude,
and OTHER violations.
IN Q=In some
((DENNIS NAGEL/ASST. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTY.: IN SOME CASES NOT ONLY NUDE DANCING
BUT SEXUALLY SUGGESTIVE ACTIVITIES. IN ADDITION, THERE WAS A LINK BETWEEN THE
MONEY GIVEN TO THE DANCERS AND THE ACTIONS THEY WERE DOING.))
SUPER=01-Dennis Nagel/Asst. Commonwealth's Atty.;
OUT Q=they were doing.
A lawyer for the business says "the company is operating in conformity with
local ordinances, performers were doing artistic dances, acts that are
protected by the First Amendment."
Right now only the corporate officers and owners of Girls Girls Girls have
The dancers and the manager running the company at the time of the alleged
offenses could also face charges.
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Assessing assessments-- would it help to use computers in Roanoke when it
comes to personal property taxes? (----------------)
And the "Heart of Roanoke" has been sold-- WEFC-- the station you're
watching looks to the future, stay with us for the story when we come back.
go to break
Franklin County Moonshiner "Dee" Stanley once again faces a malicious
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Stanley had been charged with shooting his son at their home in February.
At an April preliminary hearing, the judge dismissed the case, because Scott
Stanley could not remember much about the incident.
Today Franklin County prosecutor Cliff Hapgood got an indictment from the
Also indicted today, a camp counselor from Roanoke, on charges of sexually
molesting a 13-year-old girl.
The incidents allegedly happened while Joseph Wayne Doyle was a counselor at
the Smith Mountain Lake 4-H camp.
Roanoke City Sheriff Alvin Hudson says he wrestled with the decision for
weeks, but today he announced he will retire when his current term expires.
Hudson says he had hoped to serve one more term, but after 20 years as
sheriff, he ultimately decided the time had come to retire.
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((ALVIN HUDSON/ROANOKE CITY SHERIFF: LAST YEAR WAS THE FIRST TIME IN 20 YEARS
THAT I HAD MISSED ANY TIME FROM WORK FOR BEING SICK. I HAD A LITTLE HEALTH
PROBLEM. MY WIFE HAD A LITTLE HEALTH PROBLEM. BOTH OF THEM ARE BHIND US NOW, I
HOPE, BUT IT MAKES YOU TAKE A LOOK AT YOURSELF AND TRY TO DETERMINE IS THIS
BEST FOR ME, MY FAMILY AND MAYBE FOR THE DEPARTMENT.))
SUPER=01-Alvin Hudson/Roanoke City Sheriff;
OUT Q=for the department.
Missing from today's announcement was chief deputy George McMillan, the
only Democrat to file for the nomination.
McMillan suffered minor injuries over the weekend in a lawnmower accident.
Hudson says he will give his full support to his chief deputy.
It's still unclear if there will be any Republican opposition.
Roanoke City is considering ways to change personal property assessments
after possibly hundreds of mistakes were found in recent years.
The chief reccomendation from the city auditor is to throw out the books and
automate the process.
Commissioner of Revenue Marsha Compton Fielder has come under fire for
incorrectly assessing vehicles in recent years, potentially costing the city
Thousands of dollars.
Fielder says she'll consider automating the process, but it is expenisve.
((MARSHA COMPTON FIELDER/COMMISSIONER OF REVENUE: ))
SUPER=01-Marsha Compton Fielder/Commissioner of Revenue
OUT Q=to do it
The audit subcommittee will re-visit the issue in October.
Fielder's job could be in question, she faces Sherman Holland in a
democratic primary next week.
Big changes are in store for WEFC.
The "Heart of Roanoke" is in the process of being sold.
Owner Ken Wright says he can't afford to upgrade to a digital signal by
2006, as mandated by the FCC.
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((KEN WRIGHT/WEFC OWNER: IT'S GOING TO BE BETTER FOR THE COMMUNITY HERE. THE
NEW OWNERS WILL UPGRADE THE STATION, MAKING IT MORE POWERFUL, ABLE TO DO THINGS
WE HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO DO. AND WITHOUT IT COSTING THE COMMUNITY A LOT. ))
SUPER=01-Ken Wright/WEFC Owner;
OUT Q=a lot.
The buyer is reportedly "Paxson Communications," a company that owns more
than 100 independent stations.
Most of which air Infomercials.
But Wright says the station will retain its current Christian programming,
and he will continue to produce "Ken Wright and Friends."
Wright says the new owner has big ideas for the station.
((KEN WRIGHT: FRANKLY, I ME A MAN WITH A BIGGER VISION THAN I HAD, THAT'S FOR
GLOBAL CHRISTIAN TV.))
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Think Campbell's and maybe soup comes to mind.
But the company is expanding its product line-- to include meals made
especially for the 60 million Americans struggling with high blood pressure,
high cholesterol or diabetes.
It took Campbell's nutritionists and food technologists more than 5 years
to develop what they're calling Intelligent Cuisine.
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((PAT BOWERS/DIABETES PATIENT: I'M EATING THESE THINGS AND I M THINKING I CAN T
BE ON A DIET. I MEAN THEY TASTE TOO GOOD. ))
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OUT Q=too good.
***CONNIE AUDIO ON CART****
Intelligent Cuisine is a mail order meal program-- the frozen foods are
delivered right to your door.
So far, clinical trials involving nearly nine-hundred patients have had
The doctor who chaired the medical advisory panel monitoring the study is
now a consultant for Campbell's.
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((DR. DAVID MCCARRON/OREGON HEALTH SCIENCES UNIVERSITY: THE SUBJECTS EATING IQ
IN ALL RESPECTS SAID THEIR LIFESTYLE, THE WAY THEY FELT, THE WAY THEY WORKED,
THE WAY THEY LIVED IN THEIR FAMILY WAS BETTER
BY SIMPLY EATING BETTER. ))
OUT Q=simply eating better.
Right now, the product is being test marketed, and is available only in
Campbells won't say if or when it will go national.
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Our video of the day marks a dangerous day for nearly two-dozen teenagers in
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At least 30 people were hurt-- ten critically, when a waterslide collapsed
at Waterworld-U-S-A in Concord, California.
A group of teens apparently tried to head down the ride together, holding
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((YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO GO ONE AT A TIME, AND THEY DISOBEYED THE LIFEGUARD AND
JUST WENT DOWN ALL TOGETHER. THEY TRIED TO BE A GROUP AND IT DIDN'T END UP HOW
ANYONE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE. ))
OUT Q=thought it would be.
Witnesses say one of the four Bonzai Tower slides buckled, sending the
victims flying off in mid-air to concrete and wooden stairways
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Coming your way tonight on Primetime sports here on WEFC.
Highlights from the Memorial, the Flyers switch goalies before game two of
the cup finals, Jordan talks about the long term effects of the shot, Terrell
Brandon picks up a big award, and it rains on Jamey Wright's parade in Salem.
But first, Roanoke's Curtis Staples is now one of 16 finalists for the 1997
USA World University team that will play in Italy for 10 days in August.
The UVa shooting guard will be a world traveler by the time the summer is
over, if he can make the final cut. In early August he will practice out in
Peoria, Illinois for a week, then head to Nova Scotia and then on to Italy.
Now the scores
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Rain//Lynchburg///Wilmington///Postponed By Rain/;
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SUPER=0091-/Chicago/2//Milwaukee/3/6///Minnesota/0//Texas/2/5/Two Late Games/;
Francisco/2/j/Florida/4////Cincinnati///Philadelphia///Postponed By Rain/;
SUPER=0092-/Montreal/4//New York/0/6///San Diego/5//Atlanta/4/8//;
OUT Q=....last score."
TAKE A BREAK
The Salem Avalanche was completely washed out yesterday and tonight the
chances for getting in a nine inning game were almost as bad as Frederick came
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But there were plenty of reasons to be optimistic, as Jamey Wright the first
Avalanche player to ever make it to the majors was back in town on loan from
the Rockies rehabbing a bad right clavicle.
But Wright had a rocky opening inning as runners reached second and third
with just one out. Then Augie Ojeda was able to dash home from third on the
fielder's choice to make it 1-to-Nothing Keys.
Wright would then find the right stuff with the strikeout as he and the
Avalanche started to settle down.
But again their was no settling down mother nature as the skies opened and
the fans started dashing for the exits.
The grounds crew did a nice job of getting the tarp down, but all that wicked
lightning forced the game to be postponed. The two teams will try again
The NBA playoffs are on hold until game two on Wednesday night, but this
evening in Chicago, the league
handed out its annual sportsmanship award, presenting it to the Cleveland
Cavaliers Terrell Brandon, who received 55 of the 115 votes cast.
IN Q="This is a very...
((TERRELL BRANDON/NBA SPORTSMANSHIP WINNER:))
SUPER=01-Terrell Brandon/NBA Sportsmanship Winner; :00
OUT Q=...MUCH AS I CAN."
Buck Williams of the Knicks was second in the balloting with Utah's Jeff
Speaking of Hornacek, last night at this hour, he and his Utah teammates had
just witnessed another Michael Jordan buzzer beater to give the Bulls game one
of the best of seven western conference final.
This afternoon both teams practicing and talked to the media. Jordan talked
about the effect that shot might have one his recently cold shooting, and on
the Jazz the rest of the series.
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((MICHAEL JORDAN/GAME ONE HERO:))
SUPER=01-Michael Jordan/Game One Hero;:00
OUT Q=...RIGHT DIRECTION.
Game two takes place Wednesday night in Chicago.
The Stanley Cup finals resume tomorrow night in Philadelphia with the Flyers
trailing the Red Wings 1 games to nothing.
This afternoon, Flyers' coach Terry Murray announced that Garth Snow will
replace Ron Hextall in goal after a lackluster opener in which the Red Wings
scored 4 times.
And finally, the rain almost cut this week's PGA event in half.
But some perseverance and a little break in the weather allowed the players
to at least make the Memorial a 54 hole event.
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The skies were just as ominous today, but dry enough to get the golfers out
on the course.
Vijay Singh seemed to like the condition as he started the day with an eagle
on his second hole, knocking this ball to within a foot of the cup on hole
number 11 with a 3 wood.
Vijay shot a 67 today to finish the 54 holes with a two shot win over Greg
Singh picked up $342 thousand dollars with the win.
Thanks for watching, see you tomorrow, goodnight.
That's all for us tonight on NEWS-7 Primetime--