Some key rulings today from the U-S Supreme court.
The high court is refusing to protect White House lawyers from having to
turn over to Whitewater prosecutors the notes of their conversations with
Hillary Rodham Clinton.
The notes will be surrendered to a federal grand jury in Little Rock.
And the justices voted five to four in favor of allowing states to keep
sexually violent predators locked up AFTER they serve their sentences, even if
they're NOT mentally ill.
With the Summit of the Eight behind him, President Clinton now turns his
attention to luring middle-class America back to the nation's inner cities.
SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA;
The President is in San Francisco today for the annual U-S Conference of
Mr. Clinton hopes to halt urban flight by encouraging police officers and
working families to move into urban areas.
Meantime, President Clinton says the Economic Summit in Denver produced
cooperation on a number of issues -- including economic problems, security
threats, terrorism, organized crime, and the spread of infectious diseases.
IN Q=WE AGREED ON NEW STEPS....
OUT Q=FREE MARKET DEMOCRACY.
SUPER=03-New York, NY;
Meantime, today is the start of the U-N Earth Summit in New York.
The five-day conference will review progress since the 19-92 Earth Summit in
Since then carbon emissions have actually increased in the U-S by 13
Blue mold is back and it's attacking tobacco in Halifax, Pittsylvania,
Charlotte, Mecklenburg and Lee Counties.
Farming experts fear that the disease could wreck Virginia's 200- million
It's the most significant blue mold outbreak since 19-79 in southside
A group of physicians is seeking a temporary restraining order against
Virginia's parental notification.
The hearing is set for tomorrow in Lynchburg.
use file tape Parental-Note, 97-5
Governor Allen signed the bill into law in March after vetoing a similar
measure in 19-94.
use file tape E-Parental-Notification, 97-35;
Since that time, groups including Planned Parenthood have challenged the
Doctors who violate the law could be charged with a misdemeanor
carrying a 500 dollar fine.
An accidental drowning took the life of a 41- year- old Nelson County man
Police say Rodney Smith went down trying to retrieve his boat after it
tipped over in the Piney River.
Some residents on Peter's Creek Road in Roanoke are cleaning up after
run-off from Saturday's rain in Salem swamped their properties.
A creek bordering Leslie Lane jumped its banks.
Residents say drainage ditches need to be installed to handle run- off from
the nearby construction of Peter's Creek Road extension.
IN Q=I've never seen
((JOSEPH SAUNDERS/RESIDENT: I'VE NEVER SEEN IT THIS BAD PRIOR TO THIS
CONSTRUCTION. NOW IS THE WORST TIME I'VE EVER SEEN IT.))
OUT Q= EVER SEEN IT
Saunders says since construction began the water has risen several times,
eating away more of his property each time.
City officials say the project is being handled by the Virginia Department
V-DOT officials were not available for comment.
Repairs are in the works at the Chattam Hills Apartments.
But as Denise Allen reports tenants say there's more to be done.
IN Q=This is Vivian
SUPER=01-Vivian Price/Resident; :08
SUPER=01-Dana Walker/Hall Associates; :26
SUPER=01-Anita Powell/Resident; QUICK!! :35
SUPER=03-Roanoke/June 14; :40
SUPER=01-Joyce Gardner/Resident; :47
OUT Q=News 7
((This is Vivian Price's apartment.
Her stove does not work, the kitchen floor has worn away and water leaks
from her bathroom ceiling.
IN Q=I do have a
((VIVIAN PRICE/RESIDENT: I DO HAVE A PROBLEM OF KIDNEY STONES. SO I HAVE TO
DRINK A LOT. SO THAT REALLY MAKES IT KIND OF A MESS FOR ME.))
OUT Q=MESS FOR ME
Price told her neighbors about these problems after seeing News 7's story
Since then the property management company has been on site to improve the
IN Q=WE HAD COMPLETED
((DANA WALKER/HALL ASSOCIATES: WE HAD COMPLETED ALL OF THE AIR CONDITIONING
REQUIREMENTS, ALL OF THE PLUMBING REQUIREMENTS INVOLVING LEAKS INTO TENANTS
OUT Q=INTO TENANTS APARTMENTS
IN Q=i think it's
((ANITA POWELL/RESIDENT: I THINK IT'S PUTTING A BAND AID ON A BROKEN LEG.))
OUT Q=ON A BROKEN LEG
Maintenance workers fixed the hot water problem in Joyce Gardner's
And management has promised to return to stop water from seeping into her
IN Q=we found out
((JOYCE GARDNER/RESIDENT: WE FOUND OUT WHEN THEY DID IT LAST YEAR THEY DIDN'T
HOOK THE PIPE BACK UP SO EVERYBODY'S WATER WHEN THEY PUT ON THE AIR CONDITIONER
COMES DOWN IN MINE.))
OUT Q=DOWN IN MINE
DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7: MAINTENANCE CREWS ALSO CLEANED UP THE GROUNDS IN ADDITION
TO CATCHING UP ON THE DAY TO DAY MAINTENANCE.
BUT THE LARGER REPAIRS SUCH AS FIXING THESE STEPS ARE ON HOLD, MOST LIKELY
UNTIL THE PROPERTY IS SOLD.
IN Q=THERE ARE LIMITED
((WALKER: THERE ARE LIMITED FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR THESE LARGER CAPITAL
IMPROVEMENTS. THE ESTATE IS NOT REALLY IN THE POSITION TO GO BORROW THE MONEY
TO DO THESE IMPROVEMENTS.))
OUT Q=DO THESE IMPROVEMENTS
Maintenance workers say Vivian Price will have to move into a vacant
apartment in the complex before they can repair her unit.
Her neighbors say they'll help her move.
And they say they're optimistic the repairs will happen and prepared to make
sure things improve.
Denise Allen News 7.))
Residents near Houston are being warned to stay indoors this afternoon as a
fire from an explosion at a Shell Chemical Plant burns itself out.
SUPER=03-Deer Park, TX;
Because of gasoline and chemical fumes, police are advising residents within
a mile of the facility to stay home.
But the plant's health and safety manager says the burning mixture poses no
((DARREN MARTIN:RIGHT NOW THE RESULTS SHOW NO HYDROCARBON VAPORS
RELEASED AS RESULT OF INCIDENT. BENZINE WAS DETECTED ONLY AT ONE SITE OUTSIDE
THE PLANT AREA. THIS LEVEL WAS RECORDED AT .02 PPM, WHICH IS BELOW THE OSHA
EXPOSURE LIMITS OF 1 PPM. ))
SUPER=01-Darren Martin/Shell Oil Spokesperson;
OUT Q=LIMITS OF 1 PPM.
About 50 workers were in the Deer Park plant at the time of the
blast, none was seriously injured.
GRAPHIC=WIPE WIPE WIPE
Meantime, a diesel fuel fire that ignited when two freight trains collided
last night in south-central Texas is out.
Authorities say last night's head- on crash ignited 15-thousand gallons of
fuel that destroyed a railroad bridge and 28 train cars.
A railroad spokesman says two crewmen were killed and one
remains hospitalized with critical burns.
A third fatality is believed to be a resident of the area.
Two Marine Corps recruiters will be arraigned today in Oregon on charges of
assault, kidnapping and rape.
SUPER=03-Mt. Hood, OR;
They allegedly attacked a civilian couple at an Oregon campground where 180
Marines were on a weekend outing.
One of the victims says he and his girlfriend inadvertently set up their
tent late Friday in the middle of the Marine outing.
Police say Sergeants Rudolph Jackson and Clinton Bergmann beat up the man,
taped him to a tree and then raped the woman.
Businesses and individuals have put up a 150- thousand- dollar reward in the
cases of three murdered Spotsylvania County girls.
Police are trying to find the killer or killers of Sofia Silva and sisters
Kristin and Kati Lisk.
The Silva girl was killed last fall. The Lisk sisters were killed in May.
The cases have similarities, including the time of day the girls were
abducted but authorities have NOT yet said they suspect a serial
A new plan is linking the success of a school with its students' success.
use file tape from E-Homework-Hotline 97-38, Roanoke-School, 96-59;
The plan proposes pulling state accreditation at schools where more than 30
percent of the students fail new state tests.
The Virginia Board of Education tentatively approved the plan this month.
The board will take a final vote in September.
National education analysts say Virginia may be the first state to link a
school's student test scores and accreditation.
TAPE#=net (edit of 97-29)
Roanoke County will soon have 57-thousand square feet of new office space at
the Valley Park Center. (----------------)
I-T-T will move its administrative, engineering, sales and other offices to
Roanoke County Administrator Elmer Hodge says this will promote economic
growth in the county.
IN Q=If we can
((ELMER HODGE/ROANOKE CO. ADMINISTRATOR: IF WE CAN PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES LIKE
THIS FOR OUR PEOPLE TO WORK..AND OUR COMPANIES TO GROW..THEN WE CAN HELP MAKE
THIS WHOLE VALLEY SUCCESSFUL ))
SUPER=01-Elmer Hodge/Roanoke Co. Administrator
OUT Q=valley successful
The facility is expected to open in December.
This weekend wrapped up an eight day adventure known as the James River
The 138-mile journey took the flat-bottom boats from Lynchburg to Maidens
Last week videographer Rob Monroe spent a day aboard The Governor Henry.
SUPER=03-Appomattox Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Paul Thomas/"Governor Henry" Captain; :33
SUPER=01-Susie Huffman/"Governor Henry" Crew; :45
SUPER=01-Dean Wray/"Governor Henry" Crew; 1:37
SUPER=01-Bob Hughes/"Governor Henry" Crew; 1:45
SUPER=03-Nelson Co.; 2:01
OUT Q=Not too much work. (laughs)
(( THE BATTEAU WAS INVENTED ON THE JAMES RIVER IN AMHERST COUNTY I BELIEVE TO
TRANSPORT TOBACCO TO RICHMOND BEFORE THERE WERE ANY ROADS.
I DID A LITTLE BIT OF RESEARCH. OH, THIS ONE'S AS AUTHENTIC AS THEY COME.
THEY WERE USED HEAVILY IN THE LATER PART OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY UP UNTIL
ABOUT THE MIDDLE OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY AND WERE PHASED OUT AS THE CANAL WAS
BUILT AND WENT AWAY COMPLETELY WHEN THE RAILROADS WERE BUILT.
BUT BOAT BUILDERS DID NOT BUILD THESE BOATS BACK IN THE EIGHTEEN HUNDREDS,
JUST WHOEVER THEY HAD ON THE PLANTATION -- PROBABLY IN MOST CASES SLAVES.
I IMAGINE FOR THE SLAVES THAT THIS WAS ONE OF THE BETTER DETAILS THAT YOU
COULD PULL. I IMAGINE THIS WAS THE CLOSEST TO THE SENSE OF FREEDOM THEY GOT.
LET'S GIVE US A LITTLE FORWARD PUSH NOW. KEEP THE MOMENTUM UP. LET'S STAND
BY FOR A BUMP. BUMP!
AS YOU HAVE SEEN ALREADY THIS RIVER IS LOUSY WITH ROCKS. YOU CAN'T SEE THEM
UNTIL YOU'RE RIGHT ON TOP OF THEM. SOME SITUATIONS YOU'RE JUST GOING TO END
UP IN THE WATER PUSHING. READY? HEAVE!
LAST YEAR WE HAD ABOUT THREE FEET MORE WATER THAN WE DO THIS YEAR.
HE CAN AVOID THE ROCKS WITH THE FRONT SWEEP AND THEN I BRING THE REAR END
AROUND TO MISS THEM. AND WE CAN MANEUVER IT PRETTY GOOD IN SWIFT WATER.
POLING ON THE GOVERNOR IS ONLY A NECESSARY EVIL AND NOT A COMMON PRACTICE.
HISTORY, FRIENDSHIP, BEING ABLE TO RELAX AND GET AWAY FROM THE RAT RACE.
WE HAVE REALLY FORMED A TIGHT-KNIT GROUP HERE. THIS IS THE BEST GROUP OF
PEOPLE I'VE EVER GOTTEN INVOLVED IN.
IT IS FUN. IT'S A LOT OF WORK BUT IT'S A LOT OF FUN. NOT TOO MUCH WORK.
The Governor Henry is based in Franklin County. It was one of over twenty
batteau taking part in the festival.
SUPER=330-Clear/& Pleasant/62-66/Mostly Sunny/More Humid/88-92;
SUPER=331-Clear/& Pleasant/64-67/Mostly Sunny/More Humid/92-96;
SUPER=332-Clear/but Foggy/60-64/Mostly Sunny/More Humid/84-88;
SUPER=333-Clear/& Pleasant/60-64/Mostly Sunny/More Humid/85-89;
SUPER=334-Clear/but Foggy/60-64/Mostly Sunny/More Humid/84-88;
Those who dabble in the market can get some security through
Len Besthoff has this week's edition of Common Sense.
IN Q=A big
SUPER=01-Gary Collins/J.C. Bradford & Co.; :11
OUT Q=the newsdesk.
IN Q=A big
((A big question for investors is how much is too much when it comes to the
stock market and Wall Street? Well Gary Collins with J-C Bradford and Company
here in Martinsville has more.))
OUT Q=has more.
IN Q=With today's
((GARY COLLINS/STOCKBROKER-J.C. BRADFORD & CO.: WITH TODAY'S INVESTMENTS YOU
CAN BE VERY CONSERVATIVE AND STILL GET A GOOD RETURN ON YOUR MONEY WITHOUT
TAKING A LOT OF RISK. WHAT YOU'RE SEEING NOW WITH ALL THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF
MONEY MARKET, BOND FUNDS, EQUITY FUNDS, WITH EQUITY BEING INCOME PRODUCING,
INTERNATIONAL FUNDS, GROWTH COMPANIES, THAT TYPE OF THING. THE KEY TO IT IS
NOT HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH, BUT HOW MUCH HAVE YOU DIVERSIFIED? BY DIVERSIFYING
YOUR PORTFOLIO YOU ARE LIMITING YOUR RISK IN THE MARKET. AND YOU'VE GOT TO BE
ABLE TO SHIFT THE PEDAL FROM TIME TO TIME GOING FROM AGGRESSIVE TO CONSERVATIVE
TO MONEY MARKET IN A DOWN MARKET.))
OUT Q=down market.
IN Q=I'm Len
(( I'm Len Besthoff with this week's edition of Common Sense, let's send it
back to the newsdesk. ))
TAPE#=net (edit of R-36)
Saturday marked the first California 500, but it was anything but a first
for winner Jeff Gordon as he took the checkered flag.
SUPER=03-Fontana, CA/ABC; :00
The first caution of the day came out when Hut Stricklin spun the Circuit
City Ford in turn four.
Gordon was in a tight battle with Mark Martin and Terry Labonte. The rainbow
warrior regained the lead when Martin had to pit for gas. He takes his 7th
victory of the season.
IN Q=To do the inaugural
((JEFF GORDON/7TH WIN OF SEASON:))
SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/7th Win of Season; :00
OUT Q=thank my crew
Terry Labonte finished second, followed by Ricky Rudd in third, and Ted
Musgrave in 4th.
The day belonged to Ken Griffey as he nailed his major league-leading 29th
homer to save the day for Seattle in Texas.
The Mariners were clinging to a one-run lead when Griffey sent a
ninth-inning blast over the center field wall.
Jay Buhner (BYOO'-nur) also homered after collecting five r-b-i's in
Jeff Fassero yielded just one earned run and seven hits in seven-plus
Seattle beat Texas 6-to-4.
Play at Wimbledon got started off today with a brand new Court one and
Rain has so far delayed play three times.
Despite the rain, Second-seed Goran Ivanisevic (ee-vahn-EE'-sih-vihch) and
twelfth-seed Irina Spirlea
(spur-LAY'-ah) were able to advance to the second round.
TAPE#=net (edit of S7-8 and other)
Golf's newest record setting champion is taking a break from golf after
finishing 19 strokes behind Ernie Els (ehls) at the Buick
Tiger Woods says he's tired after playing five tournaments in six weeks.
IN Q=I want to win
OUT Q=get ready.
Els successfully defended his Buick title yesterday, finishing two strokes
ahead of Jeff Maggert.
Chip Sullivan finished tied for 67th.
The hoops action got underway in Salem last night in the the Roanoke College
boys basketball camp.
90 campers are in for the five day overnight camp. Ages range from 8 to 15.
In its 30th year; Page Moir and his counselors feel they have adjusted tot new
kids and an ever changing game.
IN Q="Lots of
((KEVIN MARTIN/ROANOKE MEN'S ASSISTANT BASKETBALL COACH:))
SUPER=01-Kevin Martin/Assistant Basketball Coach; :00
OUT Q=...keep it organized"
Archaeologists in central Portugal discovered the fossilized embryo of a
meat-eating dinosaur believed to date back 140 million years, twice the age of
any such previous discovery. (----------------)
The Portuguese embryo, found inside a fossilized egg, was not only the
world's oldest but also the first to be discovered from the Jurassic rather
than the Cretaceous period.
Scientist believe the remains of an adult dinosaur discovered four years ago
is of the same species as the newly discovered embryo.