Coming up next on News 7 at 11.
A federal grand jury prepares to investigate a possible conspiracy in the
Oklahoma City bombing.
Malcom Shabazz's aunt says her nephew never meant to hurt his grandmother in
last month's fire.
And the O-J Simpson estate goes up for sale tomorrow.
News 7 at 11 is next.
GRAPHIC=Oklahoma City Bombing Trial
A federal grand jury is reportedly about to begin investigating the
possibility of a conspiracy and cover-up in the Oklahoma City bombing.
An Oklahoma newspaper says the grand jury has subpoenaed six people to
testify, including a state representative Charles Key.
Key, and a man who lost two grandsons in the blast led a petition drive to
launch an investigation into the bombing.
He says the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms knew about the plot
before the blast.
The panel has also called a witness who says he saw Timothy McVeigh in a car
with two other people following the Ryder truck near the building.
Fire Officials say a smoldering ember re-kindled a blaze at a Martinsville
Eight families are homeless.
Denise Allen has the story.
IN Q=Neighbors woke
SUPER=01-Lakie Brim/Fire Victim; :07
SUPER=01-Asst. Chief Tim Powell/Martinsville Fire Dept.; :19 QUICK!!
SUPER=01-Tammy Martin/Witness; :40
OUT Q=News 7
(( Neighbors woke Lakie Brim and the other residents of this Rivermont
Apartment Building around 1-30 Sunday morning.
IN Q=SCARY CAUSE
((LAKIE BRIM/FIRE VICTIM: SCARY CAUSE ALL OF US WAS IN THE BED. WE HAD TO
YANK OUR KIDS OUT THE BED SO THAT WAS A SCARY FEELING.))
OUT Q=A SCARY FEELING
IN Q=THE OCCUPANT OF
((ASST. CHIEF TIM POWELL/MARTINSVILLE FIRE DEPT.: THE OCCUPANT OF THE
DOWNSTAIRS APARTMENT HAD SOME CHILDREN IN THERE AND SHE CONFIRMED THEY WERE
PLAYING WITH SOME MATCHES OR A LIGHTER OF SOME TYPE AND THEY HAD STARTED A FIRE
ON THE FLOOR OF THE BEDROOM.))
OUT Q=OF THE BEDROOM
((DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7: FIRE FIGHTERS PUT OUT THE FIRST BLAZE IN THIS APARTMENT
AND LEFT THE SCENE AROUND THREE IN THE MORNING.
BUT SEVERAL HOURS LATER FLAMES FORCED RESIDENTS FROM THEIR APARTMENTS YET
THE BLAZE WAS SHOOTING THROUGH THE ROOF WHEN FIRE FIGHTERS RETURNED.))
IN Q=YOU COULD TELL
((TAMMY MARTIN/WITNESS: YOU COULD TELL THAT IT WASN'T OUT. I HAD WARNED MY
COUSIN AND THEM NOT TO GO BACK IN THERE AND GO TO SLEEP BECAUSE I TOLD THEM IT
WAS GOING TO CATCH BACK UP, THAT'S WHAT IT DID.))
OUT Q=WHAT IT DID
IN Q=EVIDENTLY WE LEFT
((EVIDENTLY WE LEFT A HOT SPOT SOMEWHERE IN THE WALL OR SOMEWHERE AND IT GOT
INTO THE WALL AND WENT INTO THE ATTIC.))
OUT Q=INTO THE WALL
Powell says it's a miracle no one was injured considering the time the blaze
He says a fire such as this can be prevented by keeping matches out of the
hands of children.
In the meantime the Brims and seven other families are homeless.
Denise Allen News 7.))
A methane gas leak killed three shipyard workers on an aircraft carrier in
Newport News yesterday.
Rescue workers have been looking for the men since the gas was discovered
coming from a sewage pipe yesterday.
They had been working on pipes six decks below the flight deck on the USS
They were found shortly before midnight inside a compartment filled with the
One victim was from Virginia Beach, another from Newport News... the third
has not been identified.
18 hundred people were evacuated from the ship when the leak was first
discovered, two people were hospitalized.
Workers were told normal operations will resume tomorrow.
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash Investigation
Investigators have worked for nearly a year in an attempt to find out why
T-W-A flight 800 crashed last July.
While they think the plane's center fuel tank exploded, they have not been
able to figure out why.
Tomorrow, the National Transportation Safety Board will begin a series of
tests to find the answer to that question.
The N-T-S-B will fly a similar Boeing 747 from New York's Kennedy airport.
The plane's center fuel tank will be connected to numerous instruments
during the flight test period.
While the investigation into mechanical failure is gearing up, the criminal
part of the investigation is winding down.
Assistant F-B-I Director Nicholas Kallstrom says the investigation is in its
He also says investigators believe they can explain eyewitness reports of an
object rising toward the jet just before the crash, but he would not elaborate.
And according to a New York newspaper, authorities have identified three
more victims of the crash.
12 of the 230 victims still have not been identified.
One of Betty Shabazz's daughters says her nephew, Malcolm, never intended to
hurt his grandmother when he set a fatal fire last month.
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Ilyasah Shabazz told CBS news, Malcolm had a close relationship with his
But she says he missed his mother, and was trying to cause enough trouble to
be sent to live with her.
IN Q=he didn't do it
((ILYASAH SHABAZZ/BETTY SHABAZZ'S DAUGHTER; HE DIDN'T DO IT WITH THE INTENTION
OF HURTING MY MOTHER. UNFORTUNATELY WHAT HE CHOSE TO DO WAS VERY FATAL. I VE
NEVER EVEN KNOWN MALCOLM TO PLAY WITH MATCHES.))
SUPER=01-Ilyasah Shabazz/ Betty Shabazz's Daughter;
OUT Q=play with matches
12 year old Malcolm Shabazz will be sentenced this week.
A piece of history goes up for sale in California tomorrow.
A couple of million might get you the O-J Simpson estate.
Jennifer Sabih has more.
IN Q=Foreclosure sale...
SUPER=03-Los Angeles; :00
SUPER=01-Bonnie Levin/Real Estate Agent; :25
OUT Q=CBS News, Los Angeles;
((FORECLOSURE SALE: A: 5 BEDROOM, SIX BATH BEAUTY... COMPLETE WITH SWIMMING
POOL, TENNIS COURT, GUEST HOUSE AND A GATE WITH AN INTERCOM.
(SOT BONNIE LEVIN REAL ESTATE AGENT.) "JUST A VERY BEAUTIFUL PROPERTY IN
A WONDERFUL LOCATION."
POSSIBLE DRAWBACKS ...A STEADY STREAM OF TOURISTS TAKING PICTURES AND THE
CURRENT OWNER... ONE OF THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL MEN IN THE WORLD.
OJ SIMPSON'S BRENTWOOD ESTATE IS GOING ON THE AUCTION BLOCK ...
(LEVIN SOT) "THE PROPERTY ITSELF IS PROBABLY WORTH 3 AND HALF MILLION DOLLARS
TO A LITTLE OVER 4 MILLION."
BUT THE ASKING PRICE WILL START WELL BELOW THAT...MINIMUM BID 2 AND A HALF
MILLION. AND ALTHOUGH SERIOUS BIDDERS HAVE BEEN SCARCE... BRENTWOOD REAL
ESTATE AGENTS ... LIKE THE ONE WHO PUT NICOLE SIMPSON'S CONDO ON THE MARKET...
SAY OJ'S HOUSE SHOULD SELL.
(LEVIN SOT)"PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS INTERESTED IN A HOUSE THAT HAS SOME HISTORY AND
EXCITEMENT TO IT."
(JENNIFER STAND UP) OF COURSE BY NOW MOST PEOPLE KNOW THIS HOUSE ALMOST AS
WELL AS THEIR OWN ... AFTER HEARING IT DESCRIBED IN HOURS OF TESTIMONY
PROSPECTIVE BUYERS KNOW ALL ABOUT THE HIDDEN SIDE ENTRANCE. THE GUEST HOUSE IN
THE BACK AND FRONT YARD BIG ENOUGH TO CHIP GOLF BALLS.
SIMPSON HAS SAID HE'S RESIGNED TO LOSING HIS ESTATE... MOST OF HIS
POSSESSIONS INSIDE HAVE ALREADY BEEN SEIZED TO HELP PAY OFF THE 33 AND A HALF
MILLION DOLLAR CIVIL JUDGMENT AGAINST HIM...
AND SIMPSON SAYS HE'LL BE GLAD TO LEAVE BEHIND SOME OF THE UNPLEASANT
MEMORIES ASSOCIATED WITH 360 NORTH ROCKINGHAM AVENUE... THE QUESTION NOW IS
WILL SOMEONE BE WILLING TO PAY THE PRICE FOR THIS HOUSE MEMORIES AND ALL.
JENNIFER SABIH, CBS NEWS, LOS ANGELES))
HARD MUSIC UNDER
When we return,
She's a lot like Dr. Quinn the medicine woman in what she does for a living.
But, her tunes are what many patients remember most about her.
That story is coming up but first, a check in with Andrew Freiden in the
wx ad lib
MUSIC UP FULL
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Management at the Hotel Roanoke is coming under fire from a local group.
The Roanoke chapter of the N-Double-A-C-P plans to bring its concerns about
the hotel's management before city leaders and Virginia Tech.
The local chapter initiated discussions with the hotel after the national
N-Double-A-C-P announced a boycott of several chains including Doubletree
Hotels--which manages the Hotel Roanoke.
But members of the civil rights organization say the hotel's management has
not been responsive to their requests.
IN Q=What we intend to do
((MARTIN JEFFREY/ROANOKE NAACP PRESIDENT: WHAT WE INTEND TO DO IS DRAW THE
OWNERS TO THE TABLE AND SAY TO THE OWNERS THIS IS A PUBLIC FACILITY. IT HAS
BENEFITTED FROM MILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF PUBLIC FUNDS. IT CONTINUES TO BENEFIT
FROM PUBLIC PATRONAGE. THERE IS A REASONABLE EXPECTATION HERE THAT WE SHOULD BE
ABLE TO HAVE AROUND THESE FIVE POINTS THAT I MENTIONED, LET'S GET SOME
COMMITMENTS ON THE TABLE.))
SUPER=01-Martin Jeffrey/Roanoke NAACP President;
OUT Q=commitments on the table.
The Roanoke chapter of the N-Double-A-C-P is also planning to survey other
local hotels, and will review issues such as minority employment, contracting
opportunities, advertising in minority publications, and charitable
Part of the view along a Blue Ridge Parkway overlook will remain untouched
for generations to come--thanks to a Martinsville family.
Jim and Esta Wilson have donated 122 acres of undeveloped land in Franklin
The land is adjacent to the Smart View Recreation Area.
This is the first easement donated to the Virginia Outdoors Foundation.
It took the V-O-F about four years to work out the details.
The conservation easement protects the property from development that would
impair the scenic view.
IN Q=IN THIS CASE
((RUPERT CUTLER/WESTERN LAND TRUST EXEC. DIR.: IN THIS CASE HE CAN CONTINUE TO
HARVEST TREES, HE CAN CONTINUE TO HUNT, FISH. THERE'S A PROVISION IN THERE FOR
A LITTLE SUBDIVISION FOR HOUSING PLACES FOR HIS KIDS.))
SUPER=01-Rupert Cutler/Western Land Trust Exec. Dir.;
OUT Q=FOR HIS KIDS
Cutler hopes other landowners follow the Wilson's example.
The land donation can be used as a tax write-off, but Cutler says most
donors receive something more than monetary gratification.
IN Q=THESE PERPETUAL
((THESE PERPETUAL PROPERTY EASEMENTS LET PEOPLE KNOW THAT THE PRODUCTIVE FARM
LAND OR SCENERY OR WILDLIFE WILL STAY THAT WAY FOR GENERATION AFTER GENERATION.
THAT JUST MAKES THEM FEEL GOOD.))
OUT Q=THEM FEEL GOOD
The V-O-F is an independent state agency created by the General Assembly to
The Western Virginia Land Trust is assisting the agency in acquiring land
easements in this part of the state.
Two closings near Valley View Mall and groundbreakings on the Smart Road and
a shell building top this week's local business news.
Here's Len Besthoff with the News-7 Business Review.
IN Q=NAT SOT
OUT Q=NAT SOT
Nat Sot biz rev intro/outro
((Construction of the Smart Road is now officially underway.
Governor Allen and other dignitaries were in attendance as ground was broken
for the first two- mile portion of the transportation technology test bed.
A double whammy for one of the retail strip centers just outside Valley View
The Rack and Sack supermarket closed Tuesday night while shoppers were still
in the store, apparently a victim of stiff competition.
Then not even 24 hours later, next- door neighbor Crenshaws closed its final
The North Carolina chain created ill will among former Holdren's customers
after it bought Holdren's assets last year but said it wasn't obligated to
cover thousands of its service warranties.
It was also a fast turnaround for G-E workers in Salem.
Not even 24 hours after union workers there helped ratify a new three year
contract, they learned of 160 production layoffs scheduled for next month.
And the Smart Road isn't the only project bringing the promise of new jobs
to the New River Valley.
The town of Blacksburg broke ground on a new shell building Thursday.
Len Besthoff, with the News-7 Business Review.))
Later on News 7 at Eleven,
Mars fever hits local toy stores as children and adults line up in search of
More on that story when we return.
Music can often be good medicine. One Roanoke physician says it has made a
difference in her practice.
Her patients and co-workers call her "the singing doctor."
IN Q=give me a hug
SUPER=01-Rana Goodrich/"Singing Doctor"; :30
OUT Q=(singing)devoted to you...
GIVE ME A HUG! GIVE ME A HUG! MAR MAR YOU WANT A STICKER?
When Dr. Rana Goodrich is in the room... you know it... there is laughter,
there are smiles, and contagious enthusiasm, and she puts her young patients at
IS WINNIE THE POOH IN THERE? DID YOU EAT WINNIE THE POOH? WINNIE THE POOH,
WINNIE THE POOH...
And there's the singing...
((ALL THE NURSES, THE STAFF, MY PATIENTS REFER TO ME AS THE SINGING DOCTOR, I
SING ALL THE TIME, THERE'S PROBABLY NOT A DAY THAT GOES BY THAT I'M NOT
(natsot singing in studio
She's singing more than ever these days... A few months ago, co-worker Gary
Atkins heard her singing in the hallway... he convinced her to let him arrange
some studio time.
Goodrich cut a demo-cd and Atkins is currently trying to convince radio
stations to give the
"Singing Doc" some airplay.
IN Q=I feel very
(( I FEEL VERY FORTUNATE TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY, NOT ONLY TO SING IN THE
STUDIO, BUT TO LEARN ABOUT HOW THE WHOLE PROCESS WORKS. ))
OUT Q=process works
She doesn't know how far it will go, but if Nashville ever does come
calling... The Singing Doctor won't be hanging up her lab coat.
(( I DON'T THINK I WILL EVER GIVE UP MEDICINE... I THINK THERE IS A ROLE IN
MEDICINE WHERE EVER I GO. ))
By the way, the song, "Hopelessly Devoted to You" is dedicated to her three
passions... her husband and family... medicine, and music.
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Before soccer and baseball highlights; some boxing,
SUPER=03-Biloxi, MS; :00
James Buster Douglas could be back in the title hunt. Today he KO'd Quinn
Navarre in the 4th round of their heavyweight fight.
Maybe Buster could take lessons from Chicago Bulls forward Dennis Rodman, who
was once again up to his old wrestling tricks in the WCW Bash at the beach;
serious sports when we come back.
Major League Soccer took the country by storm yesterday. Tampa Bay battled
San Jose in one match.
SUPER=03-San Jose, CA/ESPN; :00
Tampa Bay led 2-1 with 36 seconds left in the game. But Nelson Vargus
scores on the free kick and we are going to a shootout.
SUPER=34-Tampa Bay/3/San Jose/2;
Each team gets 5 attempts. The shooter starts 35 yards out and has 5 ticks to
get the ball off. Vargus makes good on the first.
Tampa Bay answered but the Mutiny had the momentum. Allen Crampet scores # 3
in the shootout; Mutiny wins 3-2.
Dallas beat Columbus 2-1 and the Metrostars topped Colorado 4-1 in two other
To baseball. Leading 11-8 in the late innings and one would think the
Colorado Rockies were in control. Wrong.
SUPER=03-Denver, CO/Padres vs. Rockies; :00
The San Diego Padres scored 5 unanswered runs in the 9th to win. Trouble
for former Salem Avalanche pitcher Jamie Wright in the 3rd. Steve Finley
hammers him on this three run homer to close SUPER=35-San
the Rockies lead to 6-5.
Wright would score a couple of times; but not even a 3 for 4 outing from
Larry Walker could save the day as the pads win 13-11.
The baltimore Orioles were grounded by Milwaukee today as the Birds hot AL
East battle with New York rolls on. THE O's are still 4 and a half up.
SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/Brewers vs. Orioles; :00
However; The Birds lost their sixth straight today; falling to Milwaukee
6-4. It;s the first three game sweep for the Brewers over the
Orioles in 10 years.
Dave Nilsson and Jack Voight homered for the brewHAHA's. Baltimore pitcher
Mike Mussina is now 10 and 3 on the season.
Luckily for the Birds; the Bronx Bombers also fell this afternoon; The
Yankees lost to detroit 3-1.
SUPER=03-New York, NY/Tigers vs. Yankees; :00
It was a one man wrecking crew as Bobby Higginson went 4 for 5 with
homerun. he also drove in all three Detroit runs to beat Doc gooden and the
Yanks. Now your numbers.
WIPE TO SCORES
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Winston Cup drivers ushered in the half way point of the season at new
Hampshire International Speedway.
South Boston's own Jeff Burton wins the Jiffy Lube 300.
SUPER=03-Loudon, NH/TNN; :00
Ken Schrader started on the pole as green flag racing got underway. There
were only 2 cautions on the day; the fewest ever at Loudon.
Burton began his run and with 60 laps to go was your leader; but Dale
Earnhardt was right on his bumper; looking for his first win since Atlanta in
The top drivers has to pit with about 20 laps to go; the leaders come in.
Terry Labonte took the lead momentarily; But Burton gets it back and wins his
second career Winston Cup race; beating Earnhardt.
IN Q="I tell
((JEFF BURTON/WINS JIFFY LUBE 300:))
((DALE EARNHARDT/FINISHED SECOND:))
SUPER=01-Jeff Burton/Wins Jiffy Lube 300; :00
SUPER=01-Dale Earnhardt/Finished Second; :18
OUT Q=....well get them"(DOUBLE OUT!!!)
SS=Hold New Hampshire
Rusty Wallace was third, followed by Steve Grissom; then Mark Martin in
5th. Rick Mast was 28th and Michael Waltrip 29th. Jeff Gordon's 23rd place
finish moves Terry labontte into the season points lead.
As we said; there were only 2 cautions during the race; but there was a
collision as the checkered flag dropped.
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The result? John Andretti's car was totalled by Jeremy Mayfield. Andretti
ran across the track and found mayfield; the two had words. No punches were
Still to come in sports tonight; plenty of highlights from the links.
visits to the PGA Quad City tourney,
as well as the women's U.S. open where Nancy Lopez dueled with Alison
Alison Nicholas held on to capture the Women's U.S. Open crown yesterday;
edging Nancy Lopez by one stroke.
SUPER=03-Cornelius, OR/NBC; :00
Lopez stayed close most of the day and when she birdied 3 here; she was at
9 under for the tournament.
But Nicholas had an answer. Watch her shot on 4. The ball rolls up on to the
green and into the cup for the eagle to put her at 13 under and she takes home
232 thousand dollars in first pace money.
David Toms won the PGA's Quad City tournament.
SUPER=03-Coal Valley, IL/The Golf Channel; :00
Early on lighting delayed play for a period of time before the golfers got
back on the course.
On 9, David Toms showed why it was his day with this birdie. Previous co
leader Brad Fabel slipped to fifth through 16. Toms wins the 1.35 million
The Virginia football team opens it's home season September fourth at Scott
Stadium against Auburn.
New UVa offensive coordinator Sparky Woods was in Roanoke recently and
commented on trying to catch the Tigers by the tails.
IN Q="A big
((SPARKY WOODS/UVA OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR:))
SUPER=01-Sparky Woods/UVa Offensive Coordinator; :00
OUT Q=...win that first ball game"
The "Mars Rover" has landed on earth at area toy stores.
Locally, Toys-R-Us is carrying the hot wheels version of NASA's Pathfinder.
Store managers say it's one of their top sellers and customers are buying
the replicas before the stores can stock the shelves.
IN Q=We brought them
((DAVE BETHEL/TOYS-R-US MANAGER: WE BROUGHT THEM RIGHT OUT TO THE FLOOR AND
THEY WERE GONE THAT QUICK. PEOPLE WERE WAITING FOR THEM, LOOKING FOR THEM. THEY
SUPER=01-Dave Bethel/Toys-R-Us Manager;
OUT Q= they went instantly
Local managers have already spoken with Mattel and more cases of the toys
are already headed to Roanoke.
They go for four dollars and 99-cents...limit one per customer.