More activity today at Crenshaw but it doesn't involve customers.
And information about a 19-96 bombing of U-S airmen in Saudi Arabia could
come out today.
Getting HOT, HOT, HOT--
Temperatures will be making their way into the mid to upper 80s by day's
And the forecast promises we'll be basking in the sunshine as we head into
Stick around. News 7 at Noon is next.
The repo man made another visit to Crenshaw Electronic and Appliances today.
For the second time this week Deutsche (doy-sha) Financial Services, a major
lender, showed up to take away merchandise for partial repayment on an overdue
Today's repossession is taking place not only at Crenshaw's Roanoke store,
but one in Lynchburg as well.
Unlike on Monday, crews were able to enter the Roanoke store today without
the aid of a locksmith.
Crenshaw agreed to let them in the building.
The North Carolina chain has had a troubled history here ever since it
purchased the assets of Holdren's of Roanoke last year.
At that time it said it didn't have a legal obligation to honor its extended
Crenshaw says it will reopen in Virginia as soon as it resolves this issue
TAPE#net (edit of 597-27)
Roanokers are reacting to yesterday's vote by the Southern Baptist
Conference to boycott Disney.
IN Q=i think it
((BARRY ARMSTRONG/SPIRIT FM: I THINK IT WILL HAVE AN IMPACT I THINK DISNEY
NEEDS TO REALIZE SOUTHERN BAPTISTS REPRESENT A HUGE NATIONAL CONSTITUENCY. AND
THAT THERE ARE MANY OTHER AMERICANS WHO FEEL THE SAME WAY ABOUT THE DECLINE IN
VALUES AT DISNEY. ))
SUPER=01-Barry Armstrong/Spirit FM;
OUT Q=VALUES AT DISNEY
SUPER=03-Orlando, FL/File Tape;
Many object to Disney's policy of giving health benefits to partners of gay
employees and the so called Gay Days at its theme parks.
IN Q=Southern Baptists
((Rev. Tom Elliff/Southern Baptist Convention President:SOUTHERN BAPTISTS
BELIEVE THAT GOD'S PLAN IS ONE MAN FOR ONE
WOMAN FOR LIFE. WE BELIEVE HOMOSEXUALITY IS A CHOICE. WE BELIEVE IT'S A BAD
CHOICE, AND ONE WITH DEVASTATING CONSEQUENCES. ))
SUPER=01-Rev. Tom Elliff/Southern Baptist Convention Pres.;
OUT Q=devastating consequences
The resolution is NOT binding, but it urges the nation's 15-million Baptists
to take action.
One teen is dead an another is hospitalized after a car accident on Tuesday.
Eighteen- year- old Jesse Clayton Cheatwood was a passenger in a pick-up,
when it ran off route 24 in Bedford County and hit a tree.
Police say Cheatwood was not wearing a seat belt.
He was ejected from the truck and airlifted to the hospital, where he died
Lawrence Morgan Gibson, who was the driving the truck, is listed in critical
Another day, another apparent turnaround in the tobacco talks.
Anti-tobacco attorneys say they're close again to settling 40 lawsuits
brought by states trying to recover
smoking-related Medicaid costs.
The contested issues concern government regulation of nicotine
and whether cigarette makers should be exempt from punitive damages
Nude dancing is protected under the first amendment, so says the lawyer for
Girls, Girls, Girls.
Authorities charged the
club with obscenity after vice detectives observed nudity and sexually explicit
Yesterday, attorney Jack (KEN-it) Kennet said he'll argue that the dances
were choreographed and had artistic merit.
But prosecutor Dennis Nagel said that's an issue a local jury should
IN Q=This will be determined
((DENNIS NAGEL/ASST. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: THIS WILL BE DETERMINED ON LOCAL
COMMUNITY STANDARDS, SO THE EXACT SAME PRESENTATION IN NEW YORK CITY MIGHT BE
ACCEPTABLE, BUT IT MAY NOT BE FOUND ACCEPTABLE HERE.))
SUPER=01-Dennis Nagel/Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney;
OUT Q=acceptable here.
Judge Clifford Weckstein said he will allow cameras in the courtroom for a
jury trial that is now set to begin in late September.
A Saudi dissident is ready to tell what he knows about last year's truck
bombing in Dhahran that killed 19 U-S airman.
(HAH'-nee) Hani Abdel Rahim Hussein Al Sayegh (ahl-sah-YEHR') is expected to
plead guilty today to ANOTHER plot to kill Americans in the middle east that
was never carried out.
It's part of a plea agreement that will keep (ahl-sah-yehr) Al-Sayegh from
being charged in the truck bombing.
(( MICHAEL WILDES/ATTORNEY FOR AL-SAYEGH THE AGREEMENT HAS BEEN SEALED, SO I
CAN'T COMMENT UPON IT, BUT I WILL SAY THAT THE AGREEMENT IS IN THE BEST
INTERESTS OF MY CLIENT AND IN THE INTERESTS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AND PURSUING
THEIR INVESTIGATION. ))
SUPER=01-Michael Wildes/Attorney for Al-Sayegh;
OUT Q=THEIR INVESTIGATION.
(ahl-sah-yehr) Al-Sayegh could provide the first confirmation of Saudi
government claims that Iran was behind the bombing.
President Clinton hopes to persuade nations abroad to follow his lead on
11:10;20 OR 11:11:25
He's on his way to Denver this afternoon for a summit of the major
The summit begins tomorrow, White House Aides say debate will focus on
creating well-paying jobs in a global economy.
A case of McLibel has been proven in a British courtroom.
A British judge today awarded McDonald's nearly 100-thousand dollars in its
libel case against two vegetarian activists.
The couple was handing out literature that made a number of false claims
about McDonalds, including cruelty to animals.
But legal experts call it a hollow victory, McDonald's spent more than 15-
million on the case.
It was also the longest running trial in British history.
He never asked for such an honor, but the U-S Senate has moved quickly to
make sure Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh does NOT get a veteran's burial.
Yesterday the Senate approved a bill that denies burial benefits to any
veteran convicted of a federal capital offense.
There were already laws on the books denying such benefits to vets found
guilty of treason but the new bill adds murder to the list.
(( SEN. ROBERT TORRICELLI/D. NJ
COMMITTED THAT ACT AND TOOK THE LIVES OF BRAVE AMERICANS, INCLUDING OFFICERS
AND EMPLOYEES OF THE US GOVERNMENT, HE FORFEITED, ACCORDING TO A JURY OF HIS
PEERS, HIS LIFE. ))
SUPER=01-Sen. Robert Torricelli/(D) New Jersey;
OUT Q=HIS LIFE.
As a Gulf War veteran, McVeigh was entitled to burial in a military
A member of perhaps the most famous family in the United States attended the
funeral of a convicted I-R-A truck-bomber this past Saturday.
Northern Ireland's Sinn Fein Party confirms John F. Kennedy, Junior attended
the Irish Republican Army funeral of Paddy Kelly.
According to reports in the New York Post, Kennedy was in Ireland to
supervise a story on the Irish peace process for his magazine.
Hundreds high school students are getting a firsthand view of government.
Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer addressed both the Boys State convention in
Lynchburg and Girls State in Farmville yesterday.
Beyer talked about what kind of qualities make a good leader.
IN Q=I think the
((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: I THINK THE WOMEN NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE STRONG WOMEN IN
HISTORY AND STRONG WOMEN IN MY LIFE AND IN THEIR LIVES. AND ESPECIALLY, MY
THREE DAUGHTERS ARE BEING RAISED DIFFERENTLY THAN MY FOUR SISTERS WERE RAISED,
DIFFERENT EXPECTATIONS AND THESE YOUNG WOMEN CAN RULE THE WORLD AND I WANT TO
MAKE SURE THEY KNOW THAT THEY CAN.))
OUT Q=know that they can.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Gilmore is scheduled to address both
TAPE#net (edit of 97-34)
A leading scholar on Virginia's Constitution says Jim Gilmore's plan to
eliminate the motor vehicle property tax would require amending the
The University of Virginia's A-E Dick Howard said the state Constitution
requires that all property be taxed except for listed exemptions.
But Gilmore's legal experts say his plan would only transfer car and
truck taxes to the state -- and the Constitution does NOT require
that the vehicle owner pay the tax. (----------------)
Flying in and out of Roanoke Regional Airport may soon be cost more.
The proposed surcharge would pay for improvements to Woodrum Field.
Yesterday, the Regional Airport Commission voted to hire a consultant who
will help win approval from the Federal Aviation Administration.
The money must be spent on specific capital improvements, and the maximum
fee would be three dollars per passenger.
At current levels, that would generate about one million dollars a year.
Airport officials say the charge will help the airport remain
self-sufficient and protect against the loss of federal funds.
A former Roanoker has found an art form he can really sink his teeth into,
but buyers may find his work hard to swallow.
As Ellen Qualls reports Jamie Marraccini (mare-uh-SEE-nee) is one of the
world's only bubble gum artists.
IN Q=This is a
SUPER=01-Jamie Marraccini/Gum Artist; :07
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
This is a love story.
A man, his hobby, and his art.
sot TAPE ONE 10:49:37
((JAMIE MARRACCINI/GUM ARTIST: I WASN'T SEARCHING FOR A DESIGN THAT WAS GONNA
MAKE PEOPLE GO "WOW, THAT'S BEAUTIFUL. I WAS TRYING TO HIGHLIGHT THE GUM SO
THAT PEOPLE WOULD SAY "WOW I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT'S ALL BUBBLEGUM."))
Some three thousand pieces, chewed over the years, for his only
His work has evolved over eight years, from Roanoke County's Cave Spring
High School to his Richmond apartment, from seemingly random smushes to--
sot TAPE ONE 10:48:55
((ANIMATED PEOPLE. HEADS DECORATED. THEN FINALLY IT TURNED TO WHERE I STARTED
TO HIGHLIGHT HANDS AND FEET AND EYES AND LIPS. Why? I GUESS I JUST LIKE HANDS
AND FEET AND EYES AND LIPS.))
The artist's brand of choice is Bubblicious.
sot TAPE ONE 10:44:52
((I REALLY LIKE IT BECAUSE IT'S VERY BRIGHT COLORS. THEY DON'T FADE VERY MUCH.
IT'S EASY GUM TO WORK WITH. IT STAYS SOFT FOR FIVE OR SIX YEARS.))
Jamie Marraccini should know.
He's jawed them all.
sot TAPE ONE 10:50:42
((I HAD A PROBLEM FOR A WHILE WHERE WHENEVER I WOULD CHEW, I WOULD CHEW LIKE
TEN PIECES OF GUM AT A TIME. IT WAS MORE LIKE WORK THAN IT WAS PLEASURE. BUT
NOW THAT I'VE STARTED TO FARM OUT MOST OF MY CHEWING, AND GETTING OTHER PEOPLE
TO DO THE CHEWING FOR ME, I CAN RELAX AND JUST CHEW GUM FOR PLEASURE AGAIN.))
But for profit?
Would he sell?
sot TAPE ONE 11:00:59
((IT FITS INTO MY APARTMENT NICE RIGHT NOW THAT I WOULD PREFER TO KEEP IT ALL.
BUT EVERYTHING HAS ITS PRICE.))
But even if the gum art never sells...
sot TAPE TWO 11:33:43 BUBBLE POPS
...it won't burst his bubble.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
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SUPER=01-Lorrie Walker/Child Safety Expert;
OUT Q=to continue
(( The summer travel season is here and families across the country will
pack up their cars for a destination of fun and relaxation.
Triple-A estimates around 189 million travelers will be sharing the road
during the summer months so that means in addition to planning the trip,
vacationers also need plan for safety.
Child safety expert, Lorrie Walker, Double Boxes=Melanie and
joins us now with some important travel tips.
Vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death or injury to children
under ten in our country, what are some of the mistakes parents are making when
it comes to securing their little ones in the car?
We recently had an accident in Montgomery County where a child was riding in
the back of a pick up without a seat belt. The child was ejected from the
truck and killed.
What do you think about a law requiring seat belts in the back up pick ups?
Let's talk about car seats, the do's and don'ts.
In February of this year the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
proposed new regulations covering a universal design system for car seats, that
has yet to be approved so what can parents do now to keep their little ones
There's also a campaign out now with the message it's cool to ride in the
back, can you talk about that or the importance of keeping children out of the
front passenger seat? ))
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A day after being released by the Oakland Raiders Jeff Hostetler has a new
The veteran quarterback signed with the Washington Redskins.
Hoss is coming in to Washington as Gus Frerotte's back up. Hostetler
appeared in 13 games in 19-96 completing 60 percent of his passes for
two-thousand, 548 yards and 23 touchdowns with 14 interceptions.
The Raiders were 7 and 9 and tied for last place in the A-F-C West.
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It's not the major leagues, But fans in Pulaski have waited for five years
to get baseball back in the town.
And Roy Stanley says its back for at least one year.
IN Q="The Mayor....
SUPER=03-Pulaski/Rangers vs. Phillies; :00
SUPER=01-Charles Chaffin/Rangers Fan; :17
SUPER=01-John Freeman/Rangers Fan; :25
SUPER=01-Tom Compton/General Manager; :44
SUPER=01-Julio Cruz/Rangers Head Coach; 1:10
OUT Q=......news 7 sports."
The Rangers are in Martinsville tonight and they'll be back in Pulaski next
A Broadway musical that's been the cat's meow since 19-82 will soon make
SUPER=03-New York, NY;
OUT Q=(dancing cats)
CATS purrs into the record books tonight with its six- thousand- one-
hundred- thirty- eighth performance.
That will make the Andrew Lloyd-Webber musical Broadway's longest-running
show ever, surpassing "A Chorus Line."