Next on News 7-
Hurricane Danny is heading for the Florida panhandle- We'll have the latest
from the gulf coast.
A Roanoke priest is charged with sexual misconduct in Detroit.
Plus a desk clerk says Andrew Cunanan stayed at this hotel- for two months
before Gianni Versace's murder.
News 7 is coming up next.
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Hurricane Danny has changed course-and is now churning toward the Florida
panhandle- where its expected to hit in the next six to 12 hours.
Lee Cowan is on the gulf coast with the latest.
SUPER=01-Joe Cole/Pascagoula Mayor;
SUPER=03-Grand Isle, LA;
SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/CBS News;
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((IT'S A SOMEWHAT WEAK START TO THE HURRICANE SEASON, BUT DANNY IS NONETHELESS
POUNDING THE LOUISIANA COAST, CREEPING TOWARDS MISSISSIPPI, ALABAMA AND
HERE IN PASCAGOULA, THE RAIN'S BEEN FALLING FOR MOST OF THE DAY.
AND AS NIGHT FELL, DANNY'S WRATH COULD BE FELT MORE AND MORE, AS THE STORM
APPROACHED THE UNITED STATES.
RESIDENTS HERE HAVE BEEN THROUGH THIS ALL BEFORE, IN HURRICANES CAMILLE,
FREDERICK, AND ELAINE.
THEY CONSIDER THEMSELVES VETERANS, AND AS BEFORE, THEY WILL SIT THIS ONE OUT.
Joe Cole, Pascagoula Mayor
GRAND ISLE, THE ONLY INHABITED BARRIER ISLAND WAS ALSO THE ONLY AREA
MORNING LIGHT SHOWED CANALS, NOT STREETS.
DANNY DUMPED AT LEAST 10 INCHES OF RAIN ON THE LOUISIANA COAST BEFORE HEADING
BACK OUT TO SEA.
SOME CALLED IT A DRY RUN ON THE HURRICANE SEASON.))
Let's head over to Robin Reed.
Robin- Where exactly is Danny right now?
CK/DOPPLER= DANNY LOOP
CK/WXPRO= DANNY FLY THRU
TOSS TO JEAN
A 65-year old Roanoke priest is charged with fondling a 20-year old woman.
Police say the incident happened at a Westin Hotel in Detroit, Michigan.
According to officials the woman is a maid at the hotel.
She's accused Assad Awad of fondling her when she was cleaning the room.
The woman was apparently vacuuming when Awad allegedly grabbed her.
Awad is in his 25th year as pastor of the Saint Elias Catholic Church.
This is the second time he's been charged with a sex-related offense.
In 1987 he was accused of soliciting a police woman working undercover as a
But General District Judge Edward Kidd dismissed the case ruling Awad did
Meanwhile police are continuing their investigation into this latest
Henry County Police say the crime scene looked like a blood bath.
Sheriff's deputies responded to the home of Sandra Hall last night to find
23-year old David Lawson fatally shot in the legs, chest and head.
Sandra Hall was shot once.
A 16-year old witness managed to miss the explosion of flying bullets.
Police found Danny Hall near the shooting scene and recovered an assault rifle.
IN Q=It's a drum
((LT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.:ITS A DRUM THAT SITS ON THE FRONT
OF THE FIREARM WHICH FEEDS THE FIREARM, SO, HE WAS HEAVILY ARMED WHEN HE WENT
TO THE TRAILER AND HE WAS NUMEROUS ROUNDS FOUND THERE, WHERE THE FIREARM WAS
FIRED MULTIPLE TIMES.))
SUPER=01-Lt.Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Dept.;
OUT Q=multiple times
The suspect's wife Sandra Hall had a protective order against him.
Danny Hall is being held in the Henry County jail on four felony charges.
The ashes of Gianni Versace are now back in his native Italy.
SUPER=03-Lake Como, Italy;
Dozens of mourners met the private jet including Versace's brother and
The fashion designer was gunned down in Miami Beach earlier this week.
In Miami hundreds came out to say a final farewell- Versace's two billion
dollar empire clothed the world's rich and famous including Princess Diana,
Elton John and Madonna.
Meanwhile Virginia State Police have issued an All Points Bulletin for the
person accused of killing Versace.
According to police, Andrew Cunanan may have been seen in Memphis, Tennessee
shortly before noon today.
He was said to be driving a white or silver midsize pickup truck.
SUPER=03-Miami Beach, Fl;
A Miami Beach hotel manager believes Cunanan stayed there as long as two
months before Versace's murder.
The Normandy Plaza Hotel is about four miles from Versace's mansion.
The clerk said he was driving a red truck with South Carolina plates just
like the one recovered near the murder scene.
((MIRIAM HERNANDEZ/HOTEL DESK CLERK: I GET THE CREEPS YOU KNOW BECAUSE THE GUY
WAS VERY NICE. YOU CAN NOT THINK NOTHING WRONG ABOUT THAT GUY BELIEVE ME
NOTHING. SWEET. QUIET.))
SUPER=01-Miriam Hernandez/Hotel Desk Clerk;
OUT Q=SWEET QUIET."
When the man checked out last Saturday another employee found fashion
magazines and a hair clipper.
Hernandez is convinced the man was Cunanan.
((ONE NIGHT HE TAKE HIS GLASSES OFF. NOW I CAN PICTURE HIM COMPLETELY THE
OUT Q=THE SMILE, EVERYTHING."
The man stayed there two months- only leaving his room at night.
A Radford University professor, who's studied serial killers, says Cunanan
doesn't fit the typical definition.
Psychology professor, Dr. Michael Aamodt (Amod-Tee), says Cunanan is
different from classic killers-- like Jeffrey Dahmer and John Wayne Gacy.
IN Q=I think
((DR. MICHAEL AAMODT/RADFORD UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR: WITH CUNANAN, HE DOESN'T
REALLY SEEM TO FIT THE PROFILE, WE DON'T HAVE ENOUGH INFORMATION, NOW, TO KNOW
KNOW IF MAYBE HE'S GOING TO END UP FITTING THE PROFILE ONCE WE, ONCE WE, GET
SOME MORE INFORMATION, HE'S CONFUSING RIGHT NOW. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Michael Aamodt/Radford University Professor; :00
OUT Q=right now.
(A-mod-tee) Aamodt says the fact Cunanan is sending out mixed signals--
makes it difficult to know what he's thinking.
IN Q=It's really
((IT'S REALLY DIFFICULT TO SAY RIGHT NOW, IF HE INITIALLY PLANNED ON DOING
THIS, FOR EXAMPLE, HE SAID, I'M GOING TO GO OUT AND KILL THESE PERSONS AND
CONTINUED TO KILL, HE'S PROBABLY PRETTY CALM RIGHT NOW, AND ENJOYING THE
PUBLICITY HE'S GETTING BUT IF HE HAD'T PLANNED ON KILLING THE PERSON,
INITIALLY, SUPPOSE THAT, THAT THIS KIND OF HAPPENED AND EVERYTHING KIND OF
SPRUNG FROM THERE, I WOULD GUESS RIGHT NOW HE'S ENJOYING THE PUBLICITY BUT HE'S
ALSO PRETTY SCARED. ))
OUT Q=pretty scared.
Aamodt says Cunanan is acting careless-- and predicts he will get caught.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
When News 7 at 11 returns, A Charlottesville teenager becomes the first
person in Virginia to get a judge's permission for an abortion,
and we'll see what one locality is doing to give skateboarders a place to call
NO WX TEASE
A Pittsylvania County woman is convicted of murder- after her brother
testifies against her.
Today a jury found 19-year old Mary Dalton guilty of murder, illegal use of
a firearm, and accessory to robbery.
She was convicted in the fatal shooting of 72-year old Aubrey Atkins two
Dalton's brother, Paul, testified for the prosecution. Last year he
admitted killing Atkins, but says he only confessed to cover for his sister.
Mary Dalton faces 19 years in prison.
A teenager from Charlottesville is the first woman to use the state's
parental notification law to get a judge's permission to have an abortion.
Planned Parenthood officials say the 17-year old asked for the judicial
waiver because she was afraid "her parents would kill her" if they found out
what she wanted.
The new law requires Virginia doctors to notify a parent or guardian of a
girl 17 and under, before performing an abortion.
Planned Parenthood has challenged the law in federal court.
David Nova of Planned Parenthood of the Blue Ridge says he hasn't heard of
any similar cases yet in western Virginia.
A new wave of fire fighters is entering the Roanoke City Department.
The first class of recruits hired under the recently merged fire-EMS
department graduated from rookie school today.
Six new recruits and 28 members of the former Emergency Medical Services
department made up the twelfth recruit school.
Today's ceremony recognizes the cadets' completion of the requirements to
become certified fire fighters.
Five of the graduates are women.
IN Q= They're assigned
((CHIEF JIM GRIGSBY/ROANOKE FIRE-EMS: THEY'RE ASSIGNED AS A FIRE COMPANY WITH
THE ENGINE AND THE AMBULANCE WHICH IS A PART OF THAT FIRE COMPANY SO WHETHER
THEY'RE ASSIGNED TO THE ENGINE OR AMBULANCE DEPENDS ON STAFFING. THEY COULD
VERY WELL BE RIDING AN ENGINE THE FIRST DAY OR THE FIRST TWO OR THREE MONTHS.))
((NICOLE WADE/ROANOKE FIRE-EMS RECRUIT: MOST WOMEN LOOK AT YOU LIKE WHY WOULD
YOU DARE CHOSE A PROFESSION SUCH AS THAT. BUT I THINK THE CITY HAS NUMBER ONE
CHALLENGED ME AND I ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE.))
SUPER=01-Chief Jim Grigsby/Roanoke Fire-EMS; :00
SUPER=01-Nicole Wade/Roanoke Fire-EMS Rookie; :16
OUT Q=Accept the challenge
The 13-week rookie school teaches fire-fighting strategy and rescue
Recruits also had to pass a physical agility test.
The six new recruits will be on the job next week.
Coming up next, Robin will have the weekend forecast,
and we'll see how the Red Cross is helping some children beat the heat with
free swimming lessons.
Skateboarders in Blacksburg sponsored a fundraiser today to get needed
equipment for their new skating park.
But, as Stacey Martin reports just getting this far has been a long, fought
SUPER=01-Tina Sowers/Skateboarder Parent; :16
SUPER=01-Lee Johnson/The Greenhouse; 1:00
OUT Q=SM, News 7.
(( This will likely be a familiar site in Blacksburg-- skaters speeding down
the runway on a very different set of hotwheels.
The town council donated this drag strip last October after flagging down
skateboarders and battling their parents for nearly a year.
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IN Q=As a parent
((TINA SOWERS/SKATEBOARDER PARENT: AS A PARENT I JUST JUMPED IN AND I WENT IN
FRONT OF THE ADVISORY BOARD AND ASKED FOR AS LITTLE OR AS MUCH AS THEY WOULD
OUT Q=would give us.
For these youngsters skateboarding is like any other sport with its share of
fans, dare-devils and spills.
But, to town officials it was more like a hazard to public property and
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IN Q=So town officials
((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: SO TOWN OFFICIALS POSTED SIGNS BANNING SKATEBOARDING
ALTOGETHER IN THE CITY. AND THEY BEGAN TICKETING SKATERS AND THEIR PARENTS
ANYWHERE FROM 25 TO 80 DOLLARS FOR BREAKING THE LAW.))
OUT Q=for breaking the law.
Getting a legal place to skate was the first battle, now skaters are hoping
to raise at least 14 hundred dollars from sponsors to pay for the props that
make the sport exciting.
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IN Q=What we've done
((LEE JOHNSON/THE GREENHOUSE: WHAT WE'VE DONE IS KIND OF ASKED THE COMMUNITY TO
COME OUT, PULL TOGETHER AND BUILD SOME RAMPS--GIVE THE KIDS A SKATEBOARDING
FACILITY TO RIDE AND ENJOY THEIR SPORT.))
OUT Q=enjoy their sport.
July 26th is the official grand opening for the race way.
And, with or without the extra money most of these skaters say they'll keep
coming-- their wheels will keep on turnin'-- because now they're rollin'.
Stacey Martin, News 7.
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Lots of sports tonight; The Commonwealth games commencement; Tiki Barber
begins training camp and news from Redskins camp; but first the numbers.
WIPE TO SCORES
William/4/j/Salem/5//In 10 Innings/;
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OUT Q=....last score."
take a break!!
A brief rain delayed qualifying today at Long Pond for Sunday's Winston Cup
The skies finally cleared and paved the way for Joe Nemechek to capture the
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Jeff Burton would not have a good practice; spinning out his #99 Exide
Wally Dallenbach was on the pole for a majority of the day before nemechek
knocked him off with a speed of 168.881 miles per hour. Here's a look att the
wipe to boards
WIPE TO QUALIFYING
SUPER=0107-1. Joe Nemechek/168.881 MPH/2. Ernie Irvan//3. Wally Dallenbach//4.
Dale Jarrett//5. Dale Earnhardt//;
SUPER=0107-6. Jeff Gordon//7. Ken Schrader//8. Jeff Green//9. Mark Martin
//10. Bobby Labonte//;
SUPER=0107-11. Mike Skinner//12. Steve Grissom//13. John Andretti//14. Jimmy
Spencer//15. Bill Elliott//;
SUPER=0107-16. Darrell Waltrip//17. Jeremy Mayfield//18. Kenny Wallace//19.
Ricky Rudd//20. Jeff Burton//;
SUPER=0107-21. Terry Labonte//22. Ted Musgrave//23. Sterling Marlin//24. Hut
Stricklin//25. Michael Waltrip//;
Both Barbers have now received a cut of the NFL pie. Tiki began training camp
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He arrived in Albany for the first day of the New York Giants training
camp. UVa's all time leading rusher signed autographs before voicing his
confidence in the negotiations of his three year deal.
((TIKI BARBER/HAS SIGNED WITH GIANTS:))
SUPER=01-Tiki Barber/Has Signed with Giants; :00
OUT Q=...working things out"
SUPER=03-Ann Arbor, MI/1995 Season;
Around 8:45 this evening Ronde Barber came to terms with the Tampa Bay
Buccaneers. Ronde has a three year contract; no financial terms have been
GRAPHIC=Redskins training camp
Redskins training camp opened today. Mike Stevens and Photographer Scott
Ayers have the day's top story. Gus Frerotte's contract.
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SUPER=01-Gus Frerotte/Signs for $18-Million; :16
SUPER=01-Charley Casserly/Redskins General Manager; :36
SUPER=01-Norv Turner/Redskins Head Coach; :47
OUT Q=.....news 7 sports.
More sports headed your way tonight. Chip Sullivan's progress in the Deposit
Guarantee Golf tourney on the way as well as
the games which officially tipped off tonight at the Roanoke Civic center.
Roanoke's Chip Sullivan had a hole in one on the par three 174 yard 15-th
hole during today's round of the Deposit Guarantee golf tournament.
Sullivan shot 72 today and he's three under for the tournament.
The Commonwealth Games opening ceremonies kicked off tonight.
thousands and thousands of athletes poured INTO the Roanoke Civic Center;
the site of the this year's games commencement.
Game officials gathered on a huge stage with a big screen television in the
as fans cheered; some of the games participants put on a demonstration on
the civic center floor.
This athlete climbed the steps and lit a rocket that was supposed to shoot
across and light the flame. It missed but thank goodness for a back.
The athletes competing outside on the opening day of the Commonwealth
dealt with the heat.
Roy Stanley has more.
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SUPER=01-Ben Hansen/JMU Tennis; :13
SUPER=01-Eric Johnston/Glenvar Tennis; :20
SUPER=03-Blue Ridge Parkway; :31
SUPER=01-Jim Wright/Carillon Wellness Center Director; :42
SUPER=01-Bill Collie/Cyclist; 1:03
OUT Q=........news 7 sports."
((Tennis is a sport that's usually played outdoors in the summer. But this
morning at the River's Edge Sports Complex the heat was just as tough as the
competition. And the players welcomed the breaks between points.))
((BEN HANSEN/JMU TENNIS PLAYER: ))
((ERIC JOHNSTON/GLENVAR TENNIS PLAYER: ))
((There was a little breeze on the Blue Ridge Parkway the site of the cycling
road race as riders of all different age groups set out to ride 40-mile course.
The major concern for the riders was dehydration and for some that means
carrying a lot of water.))
((JIM WRIGHT/CARILLON WELLNESS CENTER DIRECTOR: ))
((BILL COLLIE/CYCLIST: ))
((ROY STANDUP: ))
With the summer temperatures as hot as they are, nothing feels as good as
swim in the pool.
But not everyone knows how to do it.
This summer, the Red Cross is offering free swimming lessons to those who
might not be able to afford them.
Kimberly McBroom has more.
IN Q=Like her mother
SUPER=01-Laticia Lee/Swimming Student; :18
SUPER=01-Delania Lee/Laticia's Mom; :27
SUPER=01-Betty Whittaker/American Red Cross; :47
SUPER=01-Jeremy Payne/Swimming Student; 1:07
SUPER=01-Talena Cox/Swimming Instructor;1:20
SUPER=@Kimberly1; 1:40 **SCREEN RIGHT**
OUT Q=McBroom, News 7
(( Like her mother, Laticia Lee is taking swimming lessons this summer in
hopes of someday becoming a lifeguard.
And after hearing what she's learned so far-- it seems all she needs now is
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((LATICIA LEE/SWIMMING STUDENT: BACK STROKE, ELEMENTARY STROKE, ELEMENTARY
BACK STROKE, AND THE BACK CRAWL-- AND IT'S JUST BEEN A LOT. ))
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((DELANIA LEE/LATICIA'S MOM: SHE'S LEARNED A WHOLE LOT BECAUSE SHE DIDN'T KNOW
HOW TO SWIM-- HER OR MY SON. MY SON WAS TERRIFIED OF WATER. BUT MY DAUGHTER--
SHE DIDN'T KNOW HOW TO SWIM AT ALL AND SHE CAN SWIM NOW. ))
Thanks to a grant from the Rotary Club, the American Red Cross is teaching
residents of low- income housing developments how to swim.
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((BETTY WHITTAKER/AMERICAN RED CROSS: USUALLY, THE CASE THAT WE'RE FINDING IS
THEY JUST DON'T HAVE THAT EXTRA MONEY WITH THE SIZE OF THEIR FAMILY OR THEIR
INCOME TO BE ABLE TO TAKE IT AT THE USUAL FEE OF 40 DOLLARS. ))
Around 40 students are taking the plunge-- class organizers say there's
room for 40 more.
The course teaches swimmers at ALL levels.
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((KIMBERLY MCBROOM: SO, DO YOU KNOW HOW TO SWIM AT ALL? JEREMY PAYNE/SWIMMING
STUDENT: A LITTLE BIT. I CAN SWIM UNDERWATER. I JUST CAN'T SWIM ON TOP OF THE
Instructors hope the program will make the sport more appealing to inner-
SOT tape 1 11:15:50
((TALENA COX/SWIMMING INSTRUCTOR: WE CAUGHT THEM LAST SUMMER-- IT WAS REALLY
CUTE. THEY WOULD WATCH THE T.V. AND WATCH THE BUTTERFLY AND THE OTHER VARIOUS
STROKES AND THEY WOULD THINK THEY WERE IN THE POOL SOMEWHERE THAT NO ONE COULD
SEE THEM, AND WE'D SEE THEM TRY TO DO THE BUTTERFLY AND EVERYTHING. ))
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((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7:
SOMEDAY THESE KIDS MIGHT NOT ONLY WATCH THE SUMMER OLYMPICS, THEY MAY ACTUALLY
GET TO TAKE PART IN IT. RIGHT NOW THEY'RE LEARNING HOW TO DO THE BACK STROKE
AND THE BUTTERFLY, AS WELL AS VALUABLE LIFE- SAVING TECHNIQUES. AND OF COURSE,
ONCE THEY'RE FINISHED WITH THE CLASS, THEY GET THEIR OWN SWIMMING CERTIFICATE.
KIMBERLY MCBROOM, NEWS 7.))