Coming up next on News 7 at 11.
New York police charge a teenager with killing the son of Time Warner's CEO.
Were a city engineer's warnings about a California water slide ignored by
And a female Citadel Cadet says students at the military school were
obsessed with nazis and the Ku Klux Klan
News 7 at 11 is next.
Good Evening, I'm Eric Earnhart.
Police have arrested the prime suspect in the murder of the son of Time
Warner's chief executive.
Jonathan Levin was a popular school teacher. He was killed earlier this
week...his ATM card stolen from his wallet.
Today police arrested one of his former students.
19-year-old Corey Arthur is charged with first degree murder.
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((RUDOLPH GIULIANI/NEW YORK MAYOR; NOTHING CAN EVER EASE THE TREMENDOUS PAIN
THAT THIS VERY GOOD FAMILY IS SUFFERING, BUT THE EXCELLENT AND QUICK WORK OF
THE NEW YORK POLICE DEPARTMENT, PARTICULARY THE DETECTIVES OF THE NEW YORK CITY
POLICE DEPARTMENT, AT LEAST BEGINS TO BRING SOME RESOLUTION TO THIS HORRIBLE
SUPER=01-Rudolph Giuliani/New York Mayor;
OUT Q=horrible tragedy
SUPER=03-New York City;
Police have also arrested an alleged accomplice, Montoun Hart, and charged
him with second degree murder.
Investigators are closer to ruling out a missile as the cause of the TWA
flight 800 crash.
They say witnesses who saw streaks of light in the sky were actually seeing
flaming jet fuel after the front section of the plane fell into the sea.
They believe the rest of the plane continued to climb, trailing a stream of
burning fuel from a ruptured tank.
Investigators say they are still no closer to discovering what actually did
cause the plane to explode.
there is an anchor tag!
Some new questions about the fatal collapse of a California waterslide
earier this week.
The slide was apparently built in spite of concerns raised by a city
Reporter Len Ramirez has details.
SUPER=01-Bill McNanigal/Concord Mayor;
SUPER=01-Kieran Burke/Premier Parks CEO;
OUT Q=for CBS News.
Meanwhile in Napa, California today friends and family remembered a high
school senior who died in the accident.
About 800 people showed up at a memorial service for 17-year-old Quimby
Long time Roanoke County supervisor Harry Nickens received overwhelming
support at today's Democratic party mass meeting.
Nearly 400 people showed up at William Byrd High School to decide who would
represent the party on the ticket for the Vinton seat.
David Chopski was challenging the 15 year incumbent for the nomination.
Nickens says he was humbled by the amount of support he received today.
Thunder rumbled through the Roanoke Valley this morning.
No it wasn't mother nature, it was the eighth annual M-D-A Poker Run.
The Roanoke Valley Chapter of the Harley Davidson Owners Group sponsors the
event each year.
About 300 bikers came out to raise money to help fund Muscular Dystrophy
The poker run starts in Roanoke.
The 68 mile journey takes the bikers through Roanoke and Botetourt Counties
before ending in Salem.
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((FRANK LUBOSCH/ROANOKE VALLEY HARLEY DAVIDSON OWNERS GROUP: THE HARLEY
DAVIDSON OWNERS GROUP IS SORT OF LIKE A FAMILY. WE RIDE TOGETHER, PARTY
TOGETHER, AND HAVE FUN. THAT'S WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT. THE RIDE WE HAVE TODAY IS
THROUGH THE MOUNTAINS. WE HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF HIGHWAY TRAFFIC, A LITTLE BIT
OF MOUNTAIN TRAFFIC, TO GIVE EVERYBODY A TASTE OF WHAT'S IT'S LIKE TO BE ON A
SUPER=01-Frank Lubosch/ Harley Davidson Owners Grp.;
OUT Q=ON A MOTORCYCLE
Today's poker run will raise between 10 and 15-thousand dollars for M-D-A.
The HOGs do several fundraisers a year for various charities, but they say
this is their biggest.
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***NOTE- ANCHOR TAG- ***
Coming up tomorrow night on 60 Minutes, Ed Bradley focuses on issues of hate
at the Citadel.
Recently hazing and harassment have been the controversial topics at the
South Carolina Military school.
But what about honoring the Ku Klux Klan and the Nazi Regime?
IN Q=They say a
OUT Q=during World War II
It is being reported Jeanie Mentavlos, the female cadet who left the Citadel
because of alleged hazing and harassment, says she believed cadets were
obsessed with the Ku Klux Klan, Nazis and serial killers.
The former cadet's lawyer says Mentavlos was starved for two weeks because
she couldn't answer a question about an extreme faction of the Klan.
He also says one upperclassman was well known on campus for glorifying Nazi
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Still to come on News 7 at Eleven,
For those of you who use Microsoft to surf the net, the company says the
service may be soon be wiped out.
And, bikers from the area rev-up their engines to help a local charity.
Now, let's check in with Andrew in the Weather Center.
wx ad lib
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Getting access to the internet through Microsoft may soon be harder to do.
The company is reportedly thinking of scaling back its efforts as an
internet service provider.
That story and more in this week's edition of WebWatch.
IN Q= A report in the
SUPER=01-Dr. Mark Frizzie/Physician; :36
(( A report in the LA-Times says Microsoft executives are discussing whether
to dump the ISP part of the Microsoft network.
A spokesperson for MSN says there are no plans to drop it, but couldn't
guarantee that Microsoft is in the ISP business for the "long term"
More people are turning to the internet for medical advice. They apparently
like the easy access, and the chance to chat anonymously about embarassing
Medical experts say it's a good way to be an informed patient, but use a
IN Q=Most of the
(( MOST OF THE INFORMATION PEOPLE ARE FINDING IS FAIRLY VALID, BUT THERE ARE
OCCASIONS WHERE WE FIND PEOPLE WHO ARE FINDING REALLY MISLEADING INFORMATION
AND I THINK IT'S DOING THEM DAMAGE. ))
OUT Q=doing them damage
The Russians are on the web... And President Boris Yeltsin has his own
The site is still mostly in Russian, with few pictures, but the developers
say an english version is on the way.
The URL's ARE in english, so you can surf around the site and see where the
Russians are in the cyber-space race.
To brush up on your Russian, or link to the other sites we featured today,
click on WebWatch, on the WDBJ website, at WWW-dot-WDBJ7-dot-COM.))
GRAPHIC=Habitat for Humanity
Student bikers were pedaling their way cross country to help needy families.
The group includes mostly students from Yale University.
The 63 day journey is an effort to raise money and awareness for Habitat for
The group left Salem this morning en-route to Christiansburg.
The cyclists will pedal at least 60 miles during a normal day's travel.
This is the fourth year a college group has made the cross country trip.
Money raised on this trip will help build the second collegiate Habitat
house in New England.
Habitat for Humanity helps people who normally couldn't afford it, build
It's tough sometimes relating to youngsters especially when talking about
safe sex and how to avoid teenage pregnancy.
But, one local group is using an old toy as a new teaching tool to help in
It's a baby doll.
News 7's Stacey Martin explains.
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SUPER=01-Anthony Drakeford/Blue Ridge Planned Parenthood; :19
SUPER=01-Anisah Rasheed/ Student; :51
OUT Q=SM, News 7, Roanoke
((It's a baby doll in the truest sense. And, it's helping these young girls
learn that being a teenage mother is no laughing matter.
video from 03.56.03 ??
It's called the "Baby Think It Over" doll. It's one of the newest teaching
tools used in Blue Ridge Planned Parenthood classes about safe sex and avoiding
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IN Q=It is spontaneous
((ANTHONY DRAKEFORD/BLUE RIDGE PLANNED PARENTHOOD: IT IS SPONTANEOUS AND THE
BABY CAN CRY AT ANYTIME AND ITS NEEDS HAVE TO BE MET IMMEDIATELY. AND, IT'S
NOT SOMETHING THEY CAN PUT OFF AND PICK UP AND DO LATER. IT HAS TO BE MET
OUT Q=to be met now
It weighs eight pounds, about as much as a real baby and it cries loudly
without any warning.
To stop the baby's crying, the girls must cradle the infant and rock it.
The infant simulator also cries when its hungry. Then, the girls must
insert a "feeding key," turn it gently and hope it does the trick.
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IN Q=It's too much
((ANISAH RASHEED/SEX EDUCATION STUDENT: IT'S TOO MUCH RESPONSIBILITY AND WHEN
IT STARTED CRYING IT SEEMED LIKE I COULDN'T GET IT TO STOP.))
OUT Q=get it to stop.
A California couple facing the challenges of parenting themselves designed
the doll which sells for about 200 dollars.
It's only been on the market for two years, so there are few figures
detailing its effectiveness.
But, when it comes to being a teen parent most of these girls say the doll
has convined them to...well, think it over...before it really happens.
Stacey Martin, News 7, Roanoke.))
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Coming up next on News 7 at 11,
A group of local residents take control against crime in their neighborhood.
And, some fishermen cast their lines hoping to earn money for businesses in
MUSIC UP FULL
When crime increased in one local neighborhood, one local group of residents
didn't get scared, they got tough and regained control of their neighborhood.
Andrew Freiden takes a look now at the efforts of The Day/Marshall Block
Andrew Freiden explains.
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SUPER=90-Home Video; :05
SUPER=01-John Shelor/Block Pride; :17
SUPER=01-Chris Muse/Block Pride; :26
SUPER=01-Mariam Alam/Roanoke Neighborhood Partnership; :58
OUT Q=af, news 7
CRIME PREVENTION TAPE (AWARDS CEREMONY)
((Efforts of residents to clean up the neighborhood didn't just pay off in
BLOCK PRIDE TAPE (CLEAN UP)
after 3 block pride clean up days, Police calls from the 3 blocks of Day Avenue
dropped more than 50 percent.
Residents say their Old Southwest neighborhood isn't as bad as people think
DAY AVENUE TAPE
((JOHN SHELOR/BLOCK PRIDE: PEOPLE HAVE NO IDEA HOW MANY PEOPLE OWN HOMES AND
HAVE COMPLETELY RENOVATED AND HAVE BEAUTIFUL HOMES INSIDE. THAT PART KIND OF
((CHRIS MUSE/BLOCK PRIDE CHAIRMAN: BASICALLY IN SEPTEMBER OF 1995, A CORE
GROUP OF ABOUT EIGHT OF US GOT TOGETHER, UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF TRINA CLINE, AND
DECIDED THAT THE EASIEST WAY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD WAS TO DO
Several organizations are working to reclaim downtown neighborhoods.
The Roanoke Neighborhood Partnership is one of those groups-- Mariam Alam
says she hopes people will come outside of their homes-- that's because porch
sitters tend to deter crime.
ON RECORD AIRCHECK...
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((MARIAM ALAM/ROANOKE NEIGHBORHOOD PARTNERSHIP. IT'S IRONIC NOWADAYS THAT
PEOPLE FEEL THEY NEED TO GO IN THEIR HOUSE AND SHUT THE DRAPES, THE CAN'T BE
OUT ON THE PORCH, BECAUSE OF THE CRIME. AND THE IRONY THERE IS ONE OF THE
THINGS THAT FIGHTS CRIME, IS THE FEELING THAT THEY'RE BEING WATCHED. ))
SUPER=01-Mariam Alam/Roanoke Neighborhood Partnership;
OUT Q=they're being watched
To learn more about The Day/Marshall Block Pride group, and about what you
can do to improve your neighborhood, Watch On record, tomorrow morning at 11.
Andrew Freiden, News 7.))
The Smith Mountain Lake Chamber of Commerce says fishing tournaments could
be reeling in big bucks for lake businesses.
Many say it's time to make more of an effort to sell the lake's great
Denise Allen has more.
IN Q=The Philpott Bassmasters
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :00
SUPER=01-George Clark/Penhook Boat Dock; :12
SUPER=01-Jeanine Michealsen/Chamber of Commerce-Partnership; :21
SUPER=01-David Shelton/Philpott Bassmasters; :42
OUT Q=News 7
(( Philpott Bassmasters is just one of the many clubs that hosts annual
fishing tournaments at Smith Mountain Lake.
And marina operators say if a tournament launches off your dock it means a
busy day at the register.
IN Q=and it helps
((GEORGE CLARK/PENHOOK BOAT DOCK: AND IT HELPS US JUST LIKE THIS MORNING IT'S
PROBABLY THE MOST WE'LL MAKE ALL DAY.))
OUT Q=MAKE ALL DAY
IN Q=EVERY BASS AND
((JEANINE MICHEALSEN/SML CHAMBER OF COMMERCE-PARTNERSHIP: EVERY BASS AND
STRIPER FISHERMEN SPENDS ABOUT 150 DOLLARS ON SUPPLIES, GASOLINE, YOU KNOW
USING THE MARINAS ON THE LAKE.))
OUT Q=ON THE LAKE
Cultivating this business could mean long term economic success for
businesses near the lake.
Michealsen says if the fishermen like it here they come back and often bring
their families for vacations.
DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7: FOR TWO YEARS NOW SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE HAS HOSTED THE
VIRGINIA STATE MR BASS TOURNAMENT.
MORE THAN 350 FISHERMEN COME INTO THE AREA FOR THE APRIL EVENT.
ITS SUCCESS HAS SPAWNED OTHER REVENUE GENERATING IDEAS.
IN Q= WE ARE NOW
((WE ARE NOW WORKING ON RUNNING OUR OWN OFFICIAL LOCAL TOURNAMENT FOR NEXT YEAR
AND WORKING WITH THE BASS FEDERATION ON A STATE LEVEL TO BRING IN POSSIBLY IN
ANOTHER TOURNAMENT IN THE FALL.))
OUT Q= IN THE FALL
Michealsen says the goal is to make Smith Mountain Lake the ultimate fishing
Denise Allen News 7.))
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The Roanoke Wrath returned to Victory Stadium tonight for a Soccer match
with the Iberia Soccer Club from South Carolina.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Wrath vs Iberia; :
Both teams lineup during the playing of the National Anthem.
Roanoke's Gary Ricketts gets the Wrath on the board when he boots the ball
in on an angle from the left side and Roanoke led 2 to 1.
The Wrath was on tonight on this SUPER=34-Roanoke/5/Iberia/3/;play Gavin
Spooner gets the ball and kicks it past the Iberia goalie and Roanoke goes on
to win the game 5 to 3.
Harold Baines drove in the winning run in the 11-th inning to push the
Chicago White Sox past Baltimore 1 to nothing.
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It's dog day at Comisky and this guy made a special appearance on the
The Orioles had their chances to win the game in the top of the 10-th
Roberto Alomar strikes out with the bases loaded.
Baltimore's defense came up with a big play in the bottom of the 10-th
watch B.J. Surhoff make this nice basket catch on a fly ball hit by Ray Durham
and Oriole Manager Davey Johnson likes the catch.
Then in the 11-th Banes hits a SUPER=35-Chicago/1/Baltimore/0/;bloop fly
to left field the runner beats Surhoff's throw to the plate and the White Sox
beat the Orioles 1 to nothing in 11.
Cincinnati won its third straight game this afternoon beating the New York
Mets 10 to 5.
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Willie Green catching his breath in between innings.
Cincinnati led 1 to nothing then in the top of the fourth, Todd Hundley
belts this solo homer over the right field wall to make it 2 to 1 Reds.
Terry Pendleton had a big day for the Reds he had three hits including
this R-B-I double off the wall in left centerfield and Cincinnati took a 4 to 1
Then in the seventh The Red's Mike SUPER=35-Cincinnati/10/New
York/5/;Kelly belts this two run homer deep over the left field wall
Cincinnati led 9 to 3 and the Reds go on to win it 10 to 5.
Andrew Jones hit a tie breaking homer and Greg Maddux picked up his
seventh win as the Braves topped the giants 5 to 2.
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In College baseball, Danny Higgins had a solo homer and a two run single to
lead L-S-U to the College World Series title with a 13 to 6 win over Alabama.
Now, Lets go to the boards and check all of the pro scores.
WIPE TO SCORES
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SUPER=0103-/Philadelphia/1/j/Detroit/2//Red Wings Win Stanley Cup/;
OUT Q=....last score."
And coming up, Joe Nemechek leads second round qualifying at Pocono "Touch
Gold" wins the Belmont Stakes.
And top Seed Martina Hingis is upset in the championship at the French Open.
Top seed Martina Hingis lost her first match of the year as ninth seed Iva
Majoli of Croatia won the French Open.
SUPER=03-Paris, France/NBC SPORTS; :
The 19 year old Majoli broke Hingis's serve three times and never faced a
break point during the 79 minute match.
She beat Hingis in straight sets 6-4, 6-2 to become the first Croation
player to win a grand slam title. She also is the lowest seeded player ever to
win the French Open.
Top seed Oliver Mayo was knocked out of the singles competition this
morning in the Central Virginia Invitational Tennis Tournament in Lynchburg.
The loss prevents Mayo from defending his title in the tournament.
But earlier this year, Mayo was a main part of the Tennis program at Virginia
The Hokies won the Atlantic 10 championship made it to the sweet 16 and was
ranked as high as 21-st in the country.
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((OLIVER MAYO: ))
OUT Q= ......down there."
Mayo lost to third seed Carl Clark Two set tie breakers. But Mayo still
can defend his title in doubles competition.
"Silver Charm's" run for the Triple Crown faded in the stretch.
"Touch Gold" passed "Silver Charm" on the outside to win this afternoon's
Lets listen to the call by A-B-C's Dave Johnson.
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SUPER=03-Belmont, NY/ABC SPORTS; :00
OUT Q=....his triple crown."
"Free House" finished third.
Joe Nemechek led second round qualifying for tomorrow's running of the
Pocono 500 with a speed of 167 point 645.
Now here's position 26 through 42.
WIPE TO QUALIFYING
SUPER=0107-26. Joe Nemechek/167.645/27. Jeremy Mayfield//28. Sterling
Marlin//29. Jeff Green//30. Kenny Wallace//;
SUPER=0107-31. Ted Musgrave//32. Michael Waltrip//33. Bobby Hillin//34. Jimmy
Spencer//35. Steve Grissom//;
SUPER=0107-36. Gary Bradberry//37. Brett Bodine//38. Derrike Cope//39. Ken
Schrader//40. Kyle Petty//;
SUPER=0107-41. Mike Skinner//42. Dick Trickle//;
OUT Q=.....LAST CAR.
GRAPHIC=Hall of Fame
There's a tie for the lead after two rounds of the Roanoke Valley Hall of
Jake Allison and Barry Graham share the lead at 147. Allison shot 71 and
Graham 74. Botetourt leads the team competition with a 912.
Dot Bolling is the leader after round one of the Women's division.
Bolling shot 76 at the Waterfront course today. Hidden Valley is the team
The final round is tomorrow at blue Hills.
leader at 245.