A wood plant is on fire tonight in Henry County. Firefighters are at the
Compton Wood Products company off route 220.
So is a News 7 crew. Details at eleven.
SUPER=03-Radford/February 24, 1996;
A former Radford University student is charged with setting this
fraternity house fire.
The blaze killed a 21 year old last year.
SUPER=03-Pyongtaek, S. Korea;
The real life MASH is marching into history.
The popular television series was based off the 43rd surgical hospital in
Korea. Today it closed- with some of the TV actors there for the ceremony.
Join us for News 7 at Eleven.
Next on News 7-
A wood products plant catches fire tonight in Henry County.
In Radford a former University student is charged with setting a deadly
Tired of paying ATM charges? You're not alone.
Plus saying goodbye to the real MASH unit.
News 7 is next.
A former Radford University student is in custody, charged with setting a
fatal house fire that killed another student.
SUPER=03-Radford/February 24, 1996;
A grand jury has returned an indictment for arson and murder against 20-year
old Michael Harvey.
He's accused of setting the fire that killed 21-year old Christopher Mirch
The victim's body was found in an upstairs bedroom at the (Delta Tau-Kie)
Delta Tau Chi fraternity house in February of last year.
Friends of Mirch say they always thought the fire was intentionally set.
IN Q=We always
((CHARLES CUNNINGHAM/VICTIM'S FRIEND:WE ALWAYS KNEW THERE WAS SOMETHING ELSE,
WE WERE ALWAYS SET ON TRYING 5TO FIGURE OUT WHAT HAPPENED FROM THE START AND
I'M VERY PLEASED ABOUT WHAT HAS COME OUT. ))
SUPER=01-Charles Cunningham/Victim's Friend; :00
OUT Q=come out.
Harvey is currently in police custody.
He was arrested while undergoing National Guard training at Fort A-P Hill.
Firefighters say it could have been a lot worse tonight in Henry County--
The Compton Wood Products Factory caught fire shortly after 7 o'clock.
By the time firefighters arrived at the furniture parts factory in the
northern end of the county, smoke was coming from the building.
Firefighters managed to put out the blaze and contain the fire to the inside
of the building.
Collinsville's fire chief says early warning from an automated alarm system
helped firefighters control the blaze in less than a half hour.
IN Q=it could have been
SUPER=01-Daryl Emberson/Collinsville Fire Chief;
OUT Q=went well
The business suffered water damage and heavy smoke damage.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
The state says it's cracking down on parents who don't pay child support.
But for one week longer, they get a second chance. Tina Tenret reports.
IN Q=Single parents
SUPER=01-Jeff Cumbo/A. C. E. S.; :04
SUPER=01-Lisha Whitlock/Dept. of Social Services; :48
OUT Q=News 7 Danville
Single parents are rallying together to protect their children.
IN Q=There was
((JEFF CUMBO/ASSOCIATION FOR CHILDREN FOR THE ENFORCEMENT OF SUPPORT: THERE WAS
A LITTLE GIRL WHO SOUNDED LIKE SHE WAS ABOUT SEVEN YEARS OLD. SHE WAS VERY
ARTICULATE AND GAVE HER NAME AND NUMBER AND SAID, "MY PROBLEM IS MY BIRTHDAY
WAS FOUR MONTHS AGO, BUT MY DADDY HASN'T SENT MY BIRTHDAY PRESENT."))
OUT Q=birthday present
In about 25 thousand cases, parents are stiffing their families on child
That's in the Danville area alone.
Social Services is willing to work a deal.
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If delinquent parents call an office and start paying now, they won't go to
The deal is only good until next Friday.
But many non-paying parents can't be found, so they don't know about this
IN Q= Some of our
((LISHA WHITLOCK/DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES: SOME OF OUR NON-CUSTODIAL
PARENTS ARE VERY TRANSIENT, THEY MOVE FROM STATE TO STATE, THEY ARE TRYING TO
AVOID CHILD SUPPORT.))
Some say the state didn't work hard enough to spread the word.
IN Q= I know
((I KNOW SITUATIONS THAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN OUT OF THEIR CHILDREN'S LIVES AND
REUNITE, AND IT'S WONDERFUL. AND WE'RE DENYING THESE PEOPLE THE OPPORTUNITY.
IT'S A GREAT PROGRAM, BUT WHAT GOOD IS IT GOING TO BE IF NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT
OUT Q=knows about it
The Danville district office mailed out 3600 letters to delinquent parents.
Lisha Whitlock says she's received about 70 calls in response.
Again, the program ends next Friday, June 20th.
Tina Tenret, News 7, Danville.))
The State Board of Education has backed away from its plan to include
charter schools in the new Standards of Accreditation.
But the board will give the public a month of input. They can speak out on
the drastic changes the board and Governor Allen have suggested.
That includes making elementary school guidance counselors and sex ed or
"family life education" optional.
IN Q=Now I know
((MICHELLE EASTON/VA. BOARD OF EDUCATION: NOW I KNOW THAT THIS IS SEEN BY SOME
AS A CONTROVERSIAL MOVE. AND I'M NOT GOING TO GET INTO THE MERITS OR DEMERITS
OF "FLE." THAT IS NOT THE ISSUE HERE. THE ISSUE HERE IS PURELY AND SIMPLY
WHETHER THE STATE SHOULD MANDATE IT ON LOCAL BOARDS. AND THERE'S CONSENSUS
AMONG THE BOARD THAT THIS IS A UNIQUELY LOCAL DECISION.))
SUPER=01-Michelle Easton/Virginia Board of Education;
OUT Q=uniquely local decision.
The bulk of the changes deal with increased graduation requirements in the
Board President Michelle Easton calls these SOA's "the most sweeping changes
for Virginia schools" in state history.
A domestic dispute took violent turn today a Roanoke apartment building.
No one was injured by the gunfire, but one man was taken to the hospital
with a stab wound.
The incident happened at the Brightwood Manor Apartments on Hunt Avenue.
Roanoke police say the altercation began as a woman was removing furniture
from an apartment she shared with a fifteen year- old boyfriend.
During the confrontation, the girl's uncle allegedly stabbed the fifteen
year old in the side.
Later, police say the youth fired four shots at the uncle.
Roanoke police have charged 38- year- old Myron Wiley of Woodbridge with
A bus crash kills four people and seriously hurt five others-
It happened at the University of Missouri campus near St. Louis.
A city bus went out of control and slammed into a platform where passengers
waited for a commuter train.
((PEOPLE JUST JUMPED OUT IN THE STREET. JUST STARTED RUNNING DIVING OUT INTO
THE STREET. REPORTER: PEOPLE UNDERNEATH WERE THEY ABLE TO? WITNESS: NO CHANCE.
DIDN'T EVEN SEE IT COMING. NO CHANCE.))
OUT Q=no chance (second time)
A trainee was reportedly driving the vehicle while a senior instructor
It's not clear if the trainee's inexperience played a role.
Witnesses said they saw her trying to stop the bus, but it appeared the
brakes weren't working.
Timothy McVeigh's parents made a plea for their son's life today.
As Dave Fehling reports, the testimony brought a tear to Tim McVeigh's eye.
SUPER=01-Charles Tomlin/Victim's Father;
SUPER=01-Jamie Cloverdale/Victim's Grandmother;
((Now divorced from William Mcveigh, Mildred Frazier testified she
couldn't believe her son could have been the bomber.
"He is not the monster he has been portrayed as."
"Yes, I am pleading for my son's life. I hope god helps you make
the right decision."
William McVeigh then took the stand and introduced a video the
defense produced with him as narrator.
It was a homey recollection of family life with Tim in Pendleton, New York.
Tim Mcveigh appeared to tear-up briefly but later, was seen
laughing with his lawyers.
Jurors who earlier in the trial had wept at the heartbreaking
stories from survivors of the bombing seemed overall unmoved.
RANDY RENNER/KWTV-TV: "I HAD A REALLY GOOD LOOK AT THE JURORS, THEY HAD SOME
VERY STERN LOOKS ON THEIR FACES.
Tim McVeigh's sister helped the jury would show mercy.
JENNIFER MCVEIGH, TIM MCVEIGH'S SISTER: I JUST WANT HIM TO LIVE.
But people who's loved ones were killed by the truck bomb said they
CHARLES TOMLIN/FATHER OF VICTIM:
I WANT HIM TO BE PUT TO DEATH. I DON'T THINK ANYTHING CAN CHANGE MY MIND.
SOME THOUGH FELT SORRY FOR MCVEIGH'S PARENTS.
JANNIE COVERDALE/GRANDMOTHER OF VICTIMS: I'VE ALWAYS CONSIDERED THEM THE
FORGOTTEN VICTIMS AND BEING A MOTHER, I WAS SAD FOR THEM.
Dave Fehling, CBS News, Denver.))
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on News 7 at Eleven--
and Earley makes three. The now-complete Virginia Republican ticket takes to
And, are you frustrated by the user fees banks charge for A-T-M's? Some
lawmakers are fed up too, and trying to do something about it.
wx ad lib
Gilmore-Hager-Earley bumper stickers are undoubtedly on the drawing board.
But before the ink's even dried on the 1997 Republican ticket, Virginia
Democrats are on the attack.
Ellen Qualls reports.
IN Q=It was the
SUPER=03-Chesapeake/Last Night; :
SUPER=01-Jim Gilmore/(R) Candidate for Governor; 1:03
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7.
(( It was the man who did NOT advertise who won by 11 percentage points.
Chesapeake State Senator Mark Earley is finally the GOP nominee for attorney
sot 10:30:48 TAPE 2
((JIM GILMORE: I AM SO PROUD OF THIS TICKET I JUST CAN'T TELL YOU HOW PROUD I
Jim Gilmore's at the head of the troops but NO longer a "general."
He stepped down from office to campaign full time for his would-be
sot TAPE 1 10:20:37
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: WHEN WE HAD BILLS THAT WE WANTED TO CARRY, AND WE HAVE A
LOT OF GOOD REPUBLICANS, IT'S NOT JUST MARK, BUT NEVERTHELESS THERE'S CERTAIN
TIMES YOU WANT A VERY ARTICULATE, PRINCIPLED, AND RESPECTED INDIVIDUAL TO CARRY
SOT CHESAPEAKE TAPE 20:13:27
((MARK EARLEY: I THINK PART OF WHAT WE BRING IS AN ENTHUSIASM...ALL WALKS...
CROSS-SECTION OF VIRGINIANS TO THE TABLE.))
But the ticket's inaugural campaign swing was greeted with the labels
"extremists" and "Pat Robertson's Dream Team," courtesy of state Democratic
party chairwoman Sue Wrenn.
sot 10:37:33 TAPE 2
((JIM GILMORE: THEY'LL CALL NAMES AGAIN THIS YEAR BUT IT STILL WON'T WORK.
AND THE REASON IT WON'T WORK IS BECAUSE WE HAVE A TRACK RECORD OF PERFORMANCE
IN THE VIRGINIA STATE SENATE, IN THE COMMUNITY, IN THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S
OFFICE, AND THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA KNOW THAT THAT KIND OF BALONEY JUST ISN'T
GONNA WASH IN 1997.))
Earley did pass one major litmus test.
((FINALLY YOU HAVE A CANDIDATE ON THIS TICKET WEARING PROPER FOOTWEAR.))
((JIM GILMORE: BUT IT'S EVEN SHINED. THEY'RE EVEN SHINED.))
The whole lot of 'em want to follow in George Allen's bootsteps in November.
Ellen Qualls, News 7.))
Beginning July first Virginia teenagers must tell their parents before
getting an abortion.
Planned Parenthood opposes parental notification.
The group will file for a temporary restraining order tomorrow in federal
court in Charlottesville.
Arguments are tentatively scheduled for Friday morning.
The move comes just as the bill's chief patron picked up his party's nod for
the job to defend parental notification in court.
Republican Mark Earley got the abortion measure through the General Assembly
Tired of paying too many bank fees to us Automatic Teller Machines
You're not alone.
In 1995 commercial banks reported record earnings- 16 billion from service
((DEBORAH BEAULIEU/ATM USER: I JUST DON'T THINK IT'S FAIR THAT TO GET YOUR OWN
MONEY OUT YOU SHOULD BE CHARGED.))
SUPER=01-Deborah Beaulieu/ATM User;
OUT Q=you should be charged."
User fees are the charges your banks and ATM operators impose when you use
a machine out of your banking network. The fees range anywhere from 50 cents
to three dollars.
Some fees have tripled in the last year.
((SENATOR ALFONSE D'AMATO/(R) NEW YORK: POTENTIALLY, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT
CONSUMERS BEING CHARGED ABOUT THREE OR FOUR
BILLION DOLLARS MORE, IN ADDITIONAL CHARGES. AND ALL OF THAT IS GOING TO
PROFIT. NONE OF THAT IS GOING TO COVER EXPENSES.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Alfonse D'Amato/(R) New York;
OUT Q=to cover expenses."
Legislation will soon be on the table to ban excessive surcharges.
But, with heavy opposition it's unlikely the proposal will get very far.
The new head of the Roanoke County police department wants to have more
officers out from behind a desk and on the street.
Ray Lavinder became police chief today.
After reviewing 73 applications from around the country, a selection
committee and then the county administrator picked an insider with 18 years on
Lavinder hinted that he may be able to get more work out of some of the top
brass and increase the number of sworn officers on the street.
IN Q=We'll be looking
((RAY LAVINDER/ROANOKE CO. POLICE CHIEF: WE WILL BE LOOKING AT AREAS OF THE
DEPARTMENT NOW, MAYBE ADMINISTRATIVE AREAS, AND SEE IF WE CAN TAKE PERSONS OUT
OF ADMINISTRATION OR SUPERVISION AND PLACE THOSE POSITIONS IN A LAW ENFORCEMENT
SUPER=01-Ray Lavinder/Roanoke Co. Police Chief
OUT Q=enforcement area.
The 51 year old Lavinder was a finalist for the job seven years ago when
the department was first formed from the old Sheriff's Department.
Disparity is a word often used to describe how education funding is unevenly
distributed in Virginia.
Now it's being applied to economic development.
Hugh Keogh (KEY-oh) is the president of Virginia's Chamber of Commerce.
He says recent industrial recruitment only benefits the Commonwealth's big
Now it's time to pay attention to less populated regions, like Southwest and
IN Q=State officials
((HUGH KEOGH/VA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PRES.: STATE OFFICIALS HAVE TO HELP TO HELP
TO GIVE AN EXTRA BOOST TO THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT EFFORT OF THOSE COMMUNITIES,
AND THE COMMUNITIES THEMSELVES HAVE TO UNDERSTAND, THAT IN A VERY COMPETITIVE
ENVIRONMENT, THAT THEY MUST BE FULLY BUTTONED UP, BOTH MARKETING WISE AND IN
TERMS OF THEIR PRODUCT, THEIR INDUSTRIAL PARKS AND BUILDINGS.))
SUPER=01-Hugh Keogh/Virginia Chamber of Commerce Pres.;
OUT Q=parks and buildings.
Keogh spoke at a regularly held seminar for Virginia economic developers.
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Coming up next on News 7 at 11,
if you just can't place a face sometimes, you'll want to see our story on how
to improve your memory.
and... it was the inspiration for one of television's most popular programs.
Now the real-life MASH unit is disbanding, and some familiar faces are on hand
to mark the occasion.
MUSIC UP FULL
Remembering a person's name can be a difficult task.. ESPECIALLY if you're in
a profession were you meet new people everyday.
Some area business professionals are learning tips to improve their memory.
It's a two day seminar sponsored by the Memory Training Institute.
The people here are learning the technique of vivid visualization. That's
associating visual images with words or things.
Training consultants say being able to remember information like someone's
name is crucial in business matters.
IN Q=the friendship
((GARY CASTELLANO/TRAINING CONSULTANT: THE FRIENDSHOP PRINCIPLE IS VERY VERY
IMPORTANT FOR BUSINESS AND WHAT THAT ACTUALLY IS.. PEOPLE LIKE TO DO BUSINESS
WITH PEOPLE THEY LIKE OR TRUST ))
SUPER=01-Gary Castellano/Training Consultant;
OUT Q=like or trust
Research shows people only remember 14-percent of what they hear but more
than 50-percent of what they see.
IN Q= debbie could be
((GARY CASTELLANO/TRAINING CONSULTANT: DEBBIE COULD BE A DEAD BEE AND YOU JUST
PICTURE THAT DEAD BEE ON THAT PERSON ))
OUT Q= on that person
The Memory Training Institute is a national organization.
About 100 people attended the workshop.
SUPER=330-Variable Clouds/A Few Showers/60-62/Passing Showers/Wind
SUPER=331-Partly Cloudy/A Few Sprinkles/60-64/Variable Clouds/With
SUPER=332-Mostly Cloudy/Quick Shower/57-59/Variable Clouds/Passing
SUPER=333-Mostly Cloudy/Quick Shower/58-60/Continued Cloudy/Showers
SUPER=334-Cloudy With/Isolated Showers/56-59/Mild And Humid/With
The Utah Jazz and the Chicago bulls went down to the wire in game five of
the best of seven NBA finals last night in Salt Lake City Utah.
SUPER=03-Salt Lake City, UT/NBC; :00
The big question was Michael Jordan. He suffered from from flew like
symptoms and missed the shoot around today, but he preformed like a true
champion scoring 38 points on the night. He hit a free throw to tie it with
under a minute to play and then his airness nailed this three pointer with 30
seconds left to put the Bulls up 88-85.
The Jazz quickly scored but; their press on Chicago's next possession did nott
work, luc longley finishes and the Bulls win game 5 90 to 88. The Bulls lead
the series 3 games to 2 with the series heading back to Chicago for game 6
The difference between the pent house and the out house as far as the NHL
The Stanley Cup champion Red Wings grace the cover of Sports Illustrated,
while these poor souls are assigned the task of climbing Billy Penn in
Philadelphia and stripping him of his Flyers jersey high atop city hall.
WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=0091-/Milwaukee/3/j/Cleveland/4//in 11 Innings//Chicago/5/j/New
SUPER=0096-/Chicago/67//Utah/74/4/Game 5 NBA Finals/
OUT Q=....last score."
The Avalanche lost its 40th game of the season last night; dropping a 6-3
decision to Kinston at Memorial Stadium.
SUPER=03-Salem/Indians vs. Avalanche; :00
Not even a little clowning around could help loosen up the Avalanche as the
Indians won their third in as many nights.
In the bottom of the second; Salem got on the board first. Chad Gambill
connects on th is shot to left to score Ben Petrick from second. 1-nothing
To the top of the fourth; 3-2 SUPER=34-Kinston/6/Salem/3;
Indians out in front; they add to that with Rafael Gross's one bagger to left
to score a run.
That's all Frankie sanders needed; here he KO's Vincente Garcia and Kinston
tops salem 6-3.
Salem's major league brethren faired better yesterday. The Rockies out
slugged Atlanta 9-6 in a game highlights by five homers.
SUPER=03-Denver, CO/Braves vs. Rockies; :00
The crime dog got things started with this blast in the top of the first,
fred McGriff's home run put the Braves up 2-nothing. That lead did not last.
In the bottom half of the first Andres Galarraga equaled that with a two
run shot of his own and they game was tied.
Eduardo perez hits the game's third homer on the day in the top of the
second; He goes solo on this one. SUPER=35-Colorado/9/Atlanta/6;
The Rockies Jeff Reed hits a 2 run homer in the 6th, and the Rockies beat
the Braves 9-6.
There were five other major league matinees today, including the
Mariners/Blue Jays battle in Toronto.
SUPER=03-Toronto, Canada/Mariners vs. Blue Jays; :00
Even thought the rocket gets Joe Cora here; Seattle would hand Roger
Clemens his first loss of the season. SUPER=35-Seattle/5/Toronto/1;
Clemens falls to 11 and 1.
Jr. provided some offense; not a homer, but an RBI double in the top of
the seventh, 4-nothing at that point and the Mariners prevail 5-1.
Today the Washington Redskins signed wide receiver Alvin Harper.
SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :00
Harper, general manager Charley Casserly and head coach Norv Turner made
it official today.
The contract is worth 3.5 million dollars over three years. The 28 year old
was released by Tampa Bay yesterday. Harper spent his first four seasons with
Dallas when Turner was his offensive coordinator.
IN Q="coming here
((ALVIN HARPER/SIGNS WITH REDSKINS:))
SUPER=01-Alvin Harper/Signs With Redskins; :00
OUT Q=...step right in"
The U.S. Open begins tomorrow. Golfers went through final practices
today. And even though the pressure on Tiger Woods is incredible; he still took
SUPER=03-Bethesda, MD; :00
to do something very special. Woods is always being hounded by hundreds of
autograph seekers, but today, Kristin Hooper, a young girls in a wheel chair
asked for his signature and Woods abrubttly stopped what he was doing an signed
Still to come tonight, the Scott Robertson golf tournament is in August,
but today; tournament officials traded in golf clubs for awards. Roy Stanley
has that story when we come back.
The Scott Robertson Memorial Golf tournament is in August. Tournament
officials distributed the scholarships today.
Roy Stanley has more on that and on how the tourney should attract national
IN Q=First audio
SUPER=01-Martin Kessler/Scott Robertson Scholarship; :13
SUPER=01-Brian Sutton/Eugene Hawthorne Scholarship; :21
SUPER=01-Miller Baber/Entry Committee Chairman; :36
SUPER=01-Mike Smith/Scott Robertson Committee Chairman; 1:00
OUT Q=......NEWS 7 SPORTS."
((This years scholarship recipients happen to attend the same school.
They are William Byrds Martin Kessler and Brian Sutton. They both have a 4
point 0 grade point average and will attend Virginia Tech.))
((MARTIN KESSLER/SCOTT ROBERTSON SCHOLARSHIP: ))
((BRIAN SUTTON/EUGENE HAWTHORNE SCHOLARSHIP: ))
((The tournament entry committee has already received 189 applications from 29
states and 5 foreign countries.
And this years field could be the best ever.))
((MILLER BABER/CHAIRMAN ENTRY COMMITTEE: ))
((ROY STANDUP: ))
((MIKE SMITH/CHAIRMAN SCOTT ROBERTSON COMMITTEE: ))
((The tournament qualifier is scheduled for August 11-th the tournament is
August 12-th, 13-th and 14-th at the Roanoke Country Club.
Roy Stanley news 7 sports.))
Lets close out sports witH probably the second best catch ever made in
major league baseball.
SUPER=04-Major League Baseball; :00
Angels against the Royals and here it comes. Jim Edmonds at full speed makes
the incredible over the shoulder grab. Second only to Willie Mays. Great catch
by the Angels' Edmonds.
A state tax department employee won the battle but NOT the war.
Julio (JEW-lee-o) Del Corso convinced tax commissioner Danny Payne to build
a smokers room.
The agency's offices are in an open building... with a centralized smokers
lounge and shared space in the cafeteria.
In 1992, one worker who complained was given a respirator mask.
Del Corso says he's still NOT happy.
He wants smoking banned at the tax department like it is in some other state
Remember the TV show Mash-
Today the real MASH unit marched into history.
SUPER=04-20th Century Fox;
The TV show said goodbye to the tents 14 years ago.
Today, the real 43rd surgical unit
SUPER=03-Pyongtaek, S. Korea;
folded its flag- They gave up the tents years ago.
Among those saying goodbye- a couple of the show's actors.
((LARRY LINVILLE/MAJOR FRANK BURNS: WE HAD A GREAT PRIVILEGE NOT ONLY DOING A
SHOW THAT WAS AMUSING BUT A SHOW THAT HAD CONTENT.))
SUPER=01-Larry Linville/"Major Frank Burns";
OUT Q=that had content."
The Army is phasing out its last four remaining MASH units including the
They're being replaced with more
modern, more efficient units.