Parental notification WILL be the law of the Commonwealth tomorrow.
An appeals court judge overturns a Roanoke federal judge.
Also in the news tonight:
A pipe- bomb suspect from the '70's says he was once a member of Ku Klux
And women have arrived at Virginia Military Institute... to begin making
NEWS 7 at 11 is next.
The law requiring a teenager to tell her parents before getting an abortion
WILL go into affect tomorrow. A federal appeals judge overturned Judge
James Turk's ruling that would have kept the bill from becoming law.
The Director of the V-A Hospital in Salem claims he's the victim of a
John Presley is the subject of a sexual harassment investigation.
Coach Walter Braine was acquitted on a assault charge today. Braine's
lawyer says a student's mother brought the charges after the coach reprimanded
the child during gym class at Salem High School.
More news at 11.
The first Virginia law to limit abortion rights in more than two decades
WILL take effect afterall.
In Roanoke today, Judge James Turk granted an injunction that blocked the
law requiring pregnant teenagers to notify their parents before an abortion.
But tonight Judge Michael Luttig of the Fourth U-S Circuit Court of Appeals
overturned Judge Turk's ruling.
At midnight tonight, parental notification becomes law.
Opponents of the law say its wording is too vague.
((GRACE SPARKS/VA. PLANNED PARENTHOOD: COURTS HAVE PRETTY CONSISTENTLY SAID
THAT WHEN A YOUNG WOMAN APPEARS BEFORE A JUDGE, AND A JUDGE DEEMS THAT EITHER
THE ABORTION IS IN HER BEST INTERESTS OR SHE'S MATURE OR ENOUGH TO MAKE THIS
DECISION ON HER OWN, THEN THE JUDGE MUST GIVE HER THE ABORTION.
THIS LAW DOES NOT COVER THAT. THIS SAYS THAT IF THE JUDGE DECIDES THAT SHE
IS MATURE ENOUGH TO MAKE THAT DECISION ON HER OWN, HE OR SHE MAY LET HER DO
THAT, MAY LET HER HAVE THE ABORTION. THERE'S A BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MAY AND
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: TO ACT AS IF JUDGES NEED TO BE DICTATED TO, AND IT'S
REALLY SOMETHING FOR ME TO SEE AN OPINION FROM ANOTHER JUDGE--GOSH UNLESS YOU
TELL US WE HAVE TO MAKE A PROMPT DECISION ON A SITUATION THAT'S AS SIGNIFICANT
AND IMPORTANT AS AN ABORTION--I THINK JUDGES HAVE ENOUGH SENSE TO DO THAT. TO
ME THAT'S, I THINK, STRETCHING ON THE PART OF THOSE WHO TRULY--THEY DON'T CARE
WHAT WAS IN IT. THEY DON'T LIKE THIS LAW. THEY'VE BEEN FIGHTING IT FOR 18
SUPER=01-Grace Sparls/Virginia Planned Parenthood;
OUT Q=for 18 years
Judge Luttig overturned the injunction without comment.
A man charged with taking part in a racially motivated bombing that killed
a child says he was once a member of the Ku Klux Klan.
But Frank Helvestine's lawyer says that information could keep him from
getting a fair trial.
Helvestine is accused of helping obtain parts for the bomb in 1975.
Today, his lawyer argued that the jury in his upcoming trial should NOT be
told about his Klan membership.
IN Q=This crime has
((TOM BLAYLOCK/DEFENSE ATTORNEY; THIS CRIME HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE KKK, MR.
HELVESTINE'S MEMBERSHIP IN THAT ORGANIZATION WAS OVER AND HE WAS OUT OF THAT
SKIP BURKART/ROANOKE COUNTY PROSECUTOR; AS FAR AS THE COMMONWEALTH IS
CONCERNED, IT HELPS BOLSTER AND PROVE HIS MOTIVE, HIS MOTIVATION, THAT'S THE
ESSENCE OF WHY WE'RE GOING INTO THAT, TO SHOW HIS MOTIVATION. ))
SUPER=01-Tom Blaylock/Helvestine's Attorney;
SUPER=01-Skip Burkart/Roanoke County Prosecutor; :11
OUT Q=show his motivation
Judge Diane Strickland is still considering whether or not to allow the
She denied a defense motion to dismiss the charges because a key piece of
evidence is missing.
Pieces of the pipe bomb have vanished from the state labs.
The prosecutor says the men who collected and tested the evidence are still
available to testify.
General Electric has reached a tentative contract agreement with its unions.
G-E has about 900 hourly workers at its Salem plant that belong to the
International Union of Electronic Workers.
The deal, if approved will give G-E workers all over the country new, three-
Terms of the agreement will not be released until various union boards
review and approve them.
The sun has risen on a corner of the British Empire - that is no longer
under Great Britain's control.
Liz Mullen witnessed the passage of power in Hong Kong where it is now noon
IN Q=On this historic
SUPER=03-Hong Kong, China
SUPER=01-Chris Patten/Outgoing Governor;
SUPER=01-Liz Mullen/CBS News
OUT Q=Hong Kong.
((NATS: BAND PLAYING "GOD SAVE THE QUEEN"/ UNION JACK LOWERED
TRACK: ON THIS HISTORIC EVE, HONG KONG SAID GOOD-BYE TO GREAT BRITAIN AND
WELCOMED THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA. THE DIGNIFIED AND SOMBER HANDOVER
COMPLETE, HONG KONG IS NOW A "SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION" (SHOW OF RED FLAG
"WE WILL NOT FORGET YOU."
IT WAS AN EVENING OF FORMALITY AND NOSTALGIA
OUR FREEDOM WAS PROMISED...
FROM OUTDOOR/RAINY CELEBRATION
THOUSANDS GATHERED TO CHEER THE HISTORIC EVENT...DESPITE HEAVY RAIN. A
HIGHLIGHT: A BREATHTAKING FIREWORKS DISPLAY OVER VICTORIA HARBOR. AND AT THE
VERY MOMENT HONG KONG SKIES WERE COLORFULLY LIT, CHINESE TROOPS QUIETLY
ENTERED THE CITY LIMITS FROM SHENZEN. THE MOVE CAREFULLY ORCHESTRATED TO TRY
TO SHOW HONG KONG AND THE WORLD THAT THE PEOPLE'S LIBERATION ARMY IS HERE IN
PEACE. THERE WERE DRESS UNIFORMS, NOT FATIGUES. BUSES, NOT MILITARY CARRIERS,
AND WAVES INSTEAD OF GUNS.
AND FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, THE HIGHEST RANKING CHINESE LEADERS WERE
ON HONG KONG SOIL.
AS PLANNED, MADELINE ALBRIGHT, TONY BLAIR, AND OTHER DIPLOMATS
QUIETLY LEFT. THE EARLY MORNING SWEARING IN OF TUNG CHEE-HUA AND HIS EXECUTIVE
COUNCIL. THAT NEW PROVINCIAL LEGISLATURE IS SCHEDULED TO BE IN SESSION UNTIL
LIZ MULLEN, CBS NEWS, HONG KONG.))
A passenger train collided with a tanker truck east of Mexico City, today.
The truck burned for several minutes before it exploded in a massive
fireball in a suburb of the Mexican capital.
At least six people were injured.
The explosion destroyed the truck and the locomotive, and it scorched part
of a passenger car it was pulling. The train's crew and shaken passengers were
evacuated just after the collision.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on the newscast, police arrest a suspect in last week's murder
of a Henry County woman,
and the administrator of the Salem Veteran's Hospital says he has been
wrongfully accused of sexual harassment AND now he's turning to the White House
wx ad lib
MUSIC UP FULL
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Henry County police believe they have the man who murdered a woman and left
her body lying in a Martinsville road.
36-year-old Marshall Junior Martin faces charges of first degree murder and
using a firearm to commit a felony.
Police say Martin shot 37-year-old Stephanie Parler in the head and left
her body at the end of Tommy Carter Road.
Police say the two knew each other.
IN Q=She was at a trailer
((LT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEP'T: SHE WAS AT A TRAILER PARK ON
STATE ROUTE 648 WHICH IS THE ROAD SHE LIVES ON, AND SHE HAD GOTTEN UP WITH THE
ACCUSED AND THE DRIVER OF THE CAR, WHICH WERE ACQUAINTANCES OR FRIENDS, AND HAD
BEEN DRIVEN AWAY FROM THAT AREA. AND THEY ENDED UP ON STATE ROUTE 914 WHERE
THE INCIDENT OCCURRED. SO APPARENTLY SHE LEFT VOLUNTARILY WITH THE TWO PEOPLE
IN THE MOTOR VEHICLE.))
OUT Q=the motor vehicle
The driver of the car later called police from a pay phone without giving
Police say since he's cooperating as a witness, they will not arrest him.
The director of the Salem V-A hospital has broken his silence about a three-
month forced administrative leave imposed on him.
Len Besthoff reports.
IN Q=Five years
SUPER=01-Dr. John Presley/Salem VA Director; :15
SUPER=01-Alma Lee/Union President; :44 Quick
SUPER=01-Waynard Caldwell/Roanoke Valley Veterans Council; :48
OUT Q=LB, News-7.
Five years ago Doctor John Presley came to the Salem V-A to save it from a
variety of ills, notably the discovery of several patients' bodies on the
Now he's trying to save his own career.
IN Q=They decided
((DR. JOHN PRESLEY/SALEM VA DIRECTOR: THEY DECIDED TO HARASS ME INTO SURRENDER.
IT WON'T HAPPEN.))
OUT Q=won't happen.
Presley insists he has never sexually harassed anyone.
But as he revealed, that has made him the subject of an inquiry by the
Department of Veteran's Affairs.
IN Q=Two investigations
((PRESLEY: TWO INVESTIGATIONS HAVE BEEN SLANTED, AND TAINTED, BOTH CHAIRMEN
WERE CAUGHT IN BAREFACED LIES.))
OUT Q=barefaced lies.
It's something both veterans and the head of the Salem V-A employees' union
have a hard time believing.
IN Q=I support
((ALMA LEE/UNION PRESIDENT: I SUPPORT DOCTOR PRESLEY IN WHAT'S GOING ON RIGHT
OUT Q=right now.
IN Q=I would
((WAYNARD CALDWELL/PAST PRES. VETERANS COUNCIL: I WOULD SAY THAT 98- PERCENT
OF THE VETERANS THAT'S HERE AT THIS HOSPITAL THAT'S BEING TREATED HERE WOULD BE
IN SUPPORT OF HIM.))
OUT Q=of him.
Presley says this started when he was involved in a personnel matter and
stepped on the shoes of the general counsel of the Veteran's Administration.
Her husband becomes acting Secretary of Veteran's Affairs this week.
IN Q=She evidently
((DR. JOHN PRESLEY/SUSPENDED VA HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATOR: SHE EVIDENTLY, HAS A
PERSONAL VENDETTA TO GET ME, SOONER OR LATER, ANY WAY SHE CAN. AND SHE IS
MARRIED TO THE HUSBAND WITH THE POWER. WHAT DOES NEPOTISM MEAN?))
OUT Q=nepotism mean?
The Department of Veteran's Affairs calls Presley's comments puzzling and
without foundation, adding it awaits the conclusion of the review process
before commenting further.
To show how serious he is, Presley has written President Clinton about the
situation, since the Secretary of Veteran's Affairs is a cabinet post.
Len Besthoff, News-7.
The president of National Business College is not denying a sexual
harrassment charge against him.
He's fighting to keep the federal lawsuit out of court.
The VICE president of the College says president Frank Longaker made sexual
advances to her last June.
Lisa Meredith says once she turned him down, Longaker became angry and
refused to let her sign reports as vice- president.
But Longaker's attorney points out Meredith still has her job.
He says this case should be dismissed and handled privately by the Equal
Employment Opportunity Commission.
IN Q=The public
((BAYARD HARRIS/DEFENSE ATTY: THE PUBLIC SHOULD NOT BE LED TO THINK THAT THIS
CASE HAS ANY CREDIBILITY WHATEVER. IT'S IMPROPERLY BROUGHT AND IT HAS NEVER
BEEN ADMITTED AND IT IS TERRIBLY WRONG THAT IT IS IN THIS COURT RATHER THAN IN
THE FEDERAL AGENCY WHERE IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE FILED.))
SUPER=01-Bayard Harris/Defense Atty;
OUT Q=to be filed
U-S District Court Judge Jackson Kiser did not say if he will dismiss the
Coming up next, thousands of Botetourt residents could have to change their
and a discovery of historic proportions today, as researchers find Benedict
It may soon be time to get new address labels if you live in Botetourt
Tonight at a public hearing in Blue Ridge, some residents learned about a
new proposal that would change their addresses.
It would put the whole county on a unified system.
IN Q=OUR CURRENT
((SPENCER SUTER/BOTETOURT CO. 911 COORDINATOR: OUR CURRENT SYSTEM HAS OUTGROWN
ITSELF. WE'VE GOT MORE AND MORE GROWTH IN THE COUNTY. AND THE METHODS THAT WE
USED WERE THE BEST AVAILABLE AT THE TIME.))
SUPER=01-Spencer Suter/Botetourt Co. 911 Coordinator;
OUT Q=at the time.
Currently, many home addresses are out of order, duplicated or on the wrong
side of the street.
That often hinders the efforts of rescue squad members.
IN Q=we just want them to
((GARY FRANKLIN/BLUE RIDGE FIRE DEPARTMENT: WE JUST WANT THEM TO SEE THAT IT
WOULD BE A MORE PRODUCTIVE SYSTEM WITHIN THE COUNTY. BENEFICIAL TO THE
((SUSIE BISHOP/BOTETOURT COUNTY RESIDENT: ANYTHING THAT WILL HELP OUR EMERGENCY
PEOPLE. I'VE HAD USE OF THEIR SERVICES ONE TIME, AND IT WAS EXCELLENT. IF
THIS WILL HELP THEM ANY...I'M ALL FOR IT. ))
SUPER=01-Gary Franklin/Blue Ridge Fire Department;
SUPER=01-Susie Bishop/Botetourt Co. Resident; :07
OUT Q=i'm all for it.
The county will be holding more public information sessions throughout July.
Then the Board of Supervisors will vote on the issue in August.
Virginia Military Institute and some of the women who will enroll there in
August are getting a good look at each other.
An extended orientation program began today with optimism for the historic
IN Q=It's unfortunate what happened
((ANGELIA PICKETT/INCOMING CADET: IT'S UNFORTUNATE WHAT HAPPENED AT THE
CITADEL, WHATEVER MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE TAKEN PLACE. DESPITE THAT FACT, I THINK
VMI HAS DONE SO MUCH TO GET READY FOR THE ASSIMILATION OF WOMEN, I THINK IT'S
GOING TO BE A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT SITUATION HERE.))
SUPER=01-Angelia Pickett/Incoming Cadet;
OUT Q=situation here.
Angelia (ANN-geh-luh) Pickett is one of eighteen women taking part in the
summer transition program... a four week session that superintendent Josiah
Bunting describes as "V-M-I lite."
They won't become cadets until August, but the women say they're confident
they will be accepted in the corps of cadets.
IN Q=I have no reservations
((ERIN CLAUNCH/INCOMING VMI CADET: I HAVE NO RESERVATIONS. I THINK DEFINITELY
EVERYONE HAS BEEN TRYING SO HARD THAT WE'LL BE FINE.))
((ALEXIS ABRAMS/INCOMING VMI CADET: I'M EXCITED ABOUT GOING TO A MILITARY
SCHOOL MOST OF ALL, BECAUSE I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO GO TO MILITARY SCHOOL. FOR IT
TO ACTUALLY HAPPEN THAT'S PRETTY EXCITING FOR ME.))
SUPER=01-Erin Claunch/Incoming VMI Cadet; :00
SUPER=01-Alexis Abrams/Incoming VMI Cadet; :07
OUT Q=exciting for me.
Between 30 and 35 women are expected to join the corps of cadets on August
18th. The rat line begins on the 20th.
His name became synonymous with traitor.
Now Benedict Arnold's gunboat has been located.
SUPER=03-Lake Champlain, VT
It's part of a fleet commanded by Arnold.
A team of naval historians has been looking at the bottom of Lake Champlain
in Vermont... using sonar to scan for artifacts and ships sunk in the 18th and
19th centuries. The 54-foot boat is standing upright and specialists say it's
in excellent condition.
IN Q=the bow
((ART COHN/LAKE CHAMPLAIN MARITIME MUSEUM: THE BOW CANNON IS STILL IN PLACE.
THE RUDDER IS STILL IN PLACE. AND FROM AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL POINT OF VIEW, IT IS
CERTAINLY ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT DISCOVERIES IN AMERICAN HISTORY IN THIS
SUPER=01-Art Cohn/Lake Champlain Maritime Museum
OUT Q=IN THIS CENTURY.
The boat was part of a 15 ship squadron led by Arnold in the "Battle of
Valcour Island" in 1776.
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Steve Robinson is no longer living on Tulsa Time, the Avalanche wins again,
we'll check on the Danville Braves, plus hear from Tyson and meet some soccer
stars headed to Europe.
But first let's head to Europe, and Wimbledon in particular where second
seeded Monica was beaten by unseeded Sandrine Testud of France.
The loss is amazing when you consider Seles won the first set 6-love, only to
lose the next two 6-4 and 8-6.
Seles has won the Australian, French and US Opens - but never Wimbledon.
Now the scores.
WIPE TO SCORES
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SUPER=0096-j/Expos/2//Blue Jays/1////White Sox/1/j/Pirates/3///;
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SUPER=0105-j/Burlington/14//Danville/10///j/Kingsport/14//Pulaski/12//M'Ville-Princeton PPD by Rain/;
OUT Q=....last score."
go to break
Steve Robinson is proving once again that he is one of the hottest properties
in college basketball these days.
Later today the former Fleming and Radford University star will be named the
new head basketball coach at Florida State University.
Robinson spent the past two seasons as Tulsa's head coach and on March of
this year he signed an extension through the year 2004.
But today he resigned after 46 wins and 2 NCAA tournament appearances with
the Golden Hurricanes.
This morning at eleven, he takes over the Seminoles.
The Salem Avalanche continued its four game home stand with the Durham Bulls
last night by beating the Bulls 13-to-8, to move two games above 500 for the
SUPER=03-Salem/Durham vs. Salem; :00
Mugsy the mascot was showing off some serious moves last night on the dugout.
But it was Durham that did the showing off on the diamond first. Adam
Johnson gets all of this pitch sending the ball over the right field wall for
the two run homer. Durham is on top 2-to-nothing after a half inning.
Salem would come back in the bottom half of the first, as Forry Wells rips a
shot to right, Tal Light scores on the play and it's 2-to-1 Durham.
Salem would then tie the game as ben Petrick whacks one to deep left field
and chases home Light. Salem wins it
The little Braves, Atlanta's rookie league group from Danville hosted
Burlington tonight in the second of a three game series at Dan Daniels Field.
The Indians got loose before the start tonight and then got serious with
Edgar Cruz singles to left field in the top of the second inning to chase
home Kelly Dampeer, the former Northside and Radford star makes it
Still in the second, Danville would attempt to answer that with Travis Wilson
laying down a bunt. The Indians make not one two overthrows on the play to
allow A.J. Zapt to trot home.
In the third, Wilson would single to left field and bring home Marcus Giles
as the Braves take a 4-to-1 lead on Burlington.
The Braves took advantage of a wild pitch earlier in the game but they lose
to Burlington tonight 14 to 10.
Saturday night Mike Tyson bared his fangs - yesterday afternoon he bared his
soul in an attempt to win back fans and save his career.
His comments came during a short newsconference in Las Vegas, and just two
days after he bit off part of Evander Holyfield's ear in their world title
IN Q="I just snapped...
((MIKE TYSON/FORMER WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMP:))
SUPER=01-Mike Tyson/Former World Heavyweight Champ; :00
OUT Q=...THE MOST."
Tyson says he already has sought some psychiatric help.
Meanwhile, his $33 million dollar paycheck has been upheld, pending this
morning's meeting of the Nevada Athletic commission.
The commission could also suspend him from boxing again in the state.
Still to come tonight, we'll get our kicks with Roy Stanley,
and some members of the Roanoke Young Soccer Association, who are packing
their bags for a trip overseas.
While a lot of kids in southwest Virginia are spending a week of their
summers at a soccer camp, some members of the Roanoke Valley Youth Soccer Club
are preparing to spend part of their summers in Europe.
Roy Stanley has the itinerary for these 15 years olds.
IN Q=First audio
SUPER=01-Danny Beamer/Executive Director of RVYSC; :16
SUPER=01-Akil Foderingham/Youth Soccer Club; :31
SUPER=01-Chris Newton/Youth Soccer Club; :56
OUT Q=........news 7 sports."
((For the sixth straight year, The Roanoke Valley Youth Soccer Club is sending
its 15-year olds to Europe.
The team is training at the Berglund Soccer Complex and its members have
waited their turn.))
((DANNY BEAMER/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF RVYSC: ))
((The team will spend its first three days in Europe touring Germany, Amsterdam
((AKIL FODERINGHAM/YOUTH SOCCER CLUB: ))
((Then after three days of taking in the scenery the group of 15 year olds will
They will compete in the Gothia and Vildbjerg cups two of the top junior
soccer tournaments in the world.))
((CHRIS NEWTON/YOUTH SOCCER CLUB: )) ((BEAMER:))
((ROY STANDUP: ))
After nearly a quarter century in broadcasting, Larry Dowdy has
rediscovered his roots. He's going back to radio.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./June 26
Even as Mofo and Sally said their goodbyes at K-92 today, it was announced
that Dowdy will take their place... to take the baton from the long-running
husband and wife team in the morning drive-team gig.
IN Q=It will still
((LARRY DOWDY/NEWS 7 MORNIN': IT WILL STILL BE A LOT OF FUN AND FRIVOLITY. A
LOT OF LAUGHTER, GAMES. GETTING PEOPLE GOING, TALKING ABOUT WHAT PEOPLE ARE
TALKING ABOUT DAY IN AND DAY OUT.))
SUPER=01-Larry Dowdy/News 7 Mornin'
OUT Q=and day out
Larry crossed the line to television five and a half years ago FROM K-92...
after 19 YEARS in radio.
All the time he was producing those intriguing segments on News 7 Mornin',
he kept thinking "radio."