Life returns to normal for Atkins folks booted out of their homes by fire 3
A trial date is set for Paula Jones- in her case against the President.
The Roanoke Star is lit up again-
Plus Grandmas try their hand at mothering as Foster grandparents.
News 7 is next.
A chemical fire at a Smyth County warhouse is finally out.
This afternoon 500 residents who were evacuated were allowed to return to
And, as Theresa Hamilton reports, life is beginning to return to normal for
many of them.
SOT **Rolled from StarLink**
SUPER=01-Charles Harrington/Smyth Co. Emergency Services Dir.; :00
SUPER=03-Smyth Co./Today; :06
SUPER=03-Smyth Co./Yesterday; :15
SUPER=01-Wayne Osborne/Atkins Fire Chief; :41
SUPER=01-Anna Johnston/Local Red Cross Director; 1:07
OUT Q=TH, News 7, Smyth Co.
The digging on the grounds of the Pulaski Correctional Center ended its
And a nationally known forensic anthropologist is on the team.
Dr. Doug (OWLZ-lee) Owsley is from the Smithsonian Institute.
He's helping state police look for the remains of Carol Smith- the warden's
More than one dozen state police and K-9 teams are searching a trash pit
behind the correctional center.
David Smith reported his wife missing more than three years ago-- and
investigators presume she's dead.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./August 1994;
In 1994 police dug up the backyard of Smith's Roanoke County home.
That search turned up nothing.
State police would not comment on the investigation.
News 7 was unable to reach David Smith, who is still the warden at the
GRAPHIC=Tobacco Under Fire
Southside tobacco farmers met with anti-smoking activists today
While both sides say they have a better image of each other, Tina Tenret
explains, they still don't see eye to eye.
SUPER=03-Halifax Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Michelle Martin/Tobacco Farmer; :17
SUPER=01-Scott Ballin/Nat'l Center for Tobacco-Free Kids; :29
SUPER=01-Richard Connor/Tobacco Farmer; :55
OUT Q=News 7
((Tobacco has been the root of Allen Boyd's family tree for six generations.
Together they pull, rack and barn tobacco -- living off the profits.
Boyd says the proposed national settlement to regulate tobacco would kill
A few miles down the road is the Martin farm.
IN Q=It's very important.
((MICHELLE MARTIN/ TOBACCO FARMER: IT'S VERY IMPORTANT. IT'S OUR SOLE
LIVELIHOOD. IT'S HOW WE MAKE OUR LIVING, HOW WE MAKE OUR MONEY, IT'S HOW WE
OUT Q=how we live
Anti-smoking activists pledged to help these families -- but that might mean
finding other jobs.
IN Q=Increased education levels
((SCOTT BALLIN/ NAT'L CENTER FOR TOBACCO FREE KIDS: INCREASED EDUCATION LEVELS
IN THIS AREA AND ALSO BUILD NEW ROADS TO GET BUSINESSES IN HERE AND OUT HERE SO
THERE'S TRANSPORTATION MECHANISMS. WE HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH EVEN MONIES FROM
THE SETTLEMENT GOING INTO THOSE KINDS OF INITIATIVES THAT LONG TERM, WILL
RESTABILIZE THESE ECONOMIES IN A TOBACCO-FREE ENVIRONMENT.))
OUT Q=tobacco free environment
Richard Connor grew up on a tobacco farm and says crops like corn and wheat
just don't pay the bills.
IN Q=I just don't know
((RICHARD CONNOR/TOBACCO FARMER: I JUST DON'T KNOW, EVEN WITH GOVERNMENT HELP,
WHAT WE WOULD CONTINUE TO GROW IN THIS CLIMATE, ON THIS SOIL TYPE, AND STAY ON
THIS FARM. IT'S JUST NOT THAT SIMPLE.))
OUT Q=not that simple
IN Q=Cigarette opponents say
((TINA TENRET/REPORTING: CIGARETTE OPPONENTS SAY THEY WANT FARMERS TO HELP THEM
HAMMER OUT A TOBACCO SETTLEMENT ON CAPITOL HILL, WITH AN EQUAL VOICE IN THE
TALKS.TINA TENRET, NEWS7))
Roanoke real estate lawyer Barry Flora borrowed 40-thousand dollars in the
name of his own insurance agency several years ago.
He immediately endorsed the check over to his friend, Bill Roberts -of
Lakeside Amusement Park fame.
IN Q=It never occurred
((IT NEVER OCCURRED TO HIM THAT IT MIGHT BE A VIOLATION OF THE LAW AT THE TIME
THIS OCCURRED, BACK IN 1989, AT THAT TIME THE BANKING INDUSTRY WAS MORE LAX
THAN IT IS TODAY.))
SUPER=01-Bill Roberts/Flora's Friend;
OUT Q=it is today.
Flora insists he fully informed the BANK PRESIDENT and didn't realize
Roberts had exhausted his credit at First Security Bank.
IN Q=Well, the United
((WELL, THE UNITED STATES BELIEVES THAT HE KNEW THAT HE WAS CIRCUMVENTING BANK
OUT Q=bank rules
Federal Judge James Turk accepted Flora's guilty plea today to a single
misdemeanor for misappropriation of funds.
The Judge fined him 72-hundred dollars, and put him on probation for two
Paula Jones' sexual harrassment suit against the President goes to trial
SUPER=03-Little Rock, AR;
A federal judge set the date today at a pre-trial hearing in Little Rock.
IN Q=I'm just glad
((PAULA JONES: I'M JUST GLAD TO BE BACK IN ARKANSAS AND I'M JUST GLAD ITS GOING
TO PROCEED AND GO FORWARD.))
OUT Q=and go forward."
The judge did throw out part of the case- dismissing the allegation that
Clinton defamed Jones and that Jones was denied due process.
But Judge Susan Webber let stand the most serious accusation that Clinton
There's going to be a new election for Teamsters president, even though
Ron Carey was elected just eight months ago.
A federal election overseer has thrown out Carey's December re-election
after alleged fundraising abuses.
Carey's campaign is accused of illegally accepting contributions from the
union treasury and employees.
Carey himself has not been accused of wrongdoing.
The ruling will force a new election between Carey and his opponent, James
The ruling comes just four days after Carey declared victory in the strike
The Roanoke star was lit-up tonight after spending about four months in the
Area residents gathered along with Mayor Bowers atop Mill Mountain to
celebrate the relighting of the star.
Some residents were around for the first lighting of the star in 1949 but
said the event meant much more the second time around.
SOT 03.10.45 - 03.10.49
IN Q=It was exciting
((BETTY DILLION/STAR WATCHER: IT WAS EXCITING THEN BUT IT'S MORE EXCITING
SUPER=01-Betty Dillion/Star Watcher;
OUT Q=more exciting now
Repair crews shut off the symbol's lights to begin replacing rusted metal,
putting in new neon tubing and also to repaint it.
The new paint is supposed to help protect the 10 thousand pound fixture from
The repairs cost 60 thousand dollars.
SUPER=82-2.21''/minus 0.66''/22.09''/minus 4.25'';
SUPER=83-Down 1.56 feet/Down 0.45 foot;Lake levels
You've heard of hold the pickles hold the lettuce, But what about hold the
That's what was happening at hundreds of Burger King restaurants-
While Virginia's Burger King's were not affected- the warning goes out to
all Americans to cook beef thoroughly.
Jonathan Freed reports.
IN Q=Can I get
SUPER=03-Columbus, NE; :10
SUPER=01-Marta Beam/Burger King Customer; :26 quick!
SUPER=01-Jonathan Freed/CBS News; 1:00
OUT Q=Los Angeles."
((DRIVE-THROUGH SPEAKER: CAN I GET A WHOPPER? SORRY, BUT WE RE TEMPORARILY
OUT OF HAMBURGER MEAT.
The culprit is a massive meat recall 25-million pounds of potentially tainted
hamburger- enough to make 100-million quarter-pound patties. The problem is a
risk of E-coli bacteria.
The possibly affected meat passed through this plant, Hudson Foods, in
Columbus, Nebraska. It s been shut down, for now, by the Department of
MARTA BEAM, BURGER KING CUSTOMER: I WANTED A WHOPPER, BUT I ENDED UP
WITH A PROCESSED CHICKEN SANDWHICH.
It all started when about a dozen people in Colorado became sick after eating
hamburgers in June.
The E-coli bacteria can cause diarreha and crampsand is potentially deadly.
It s not a problem if meat is cooked thoroughly.
So many Burger Kings have been de-whoppered covering so much of the country
that it s almost easier to ask which states are not affected mostly the coasts,
Alaska, and Hawaii.
Other companies, like Boston Market and Safeway, were also meatless.
JONATHAN FREED/CBS NEWS: THE FAST FOOD CHAIN SAYS IT WILL BE BURGERS AS USUAL
BY SATURDAY AND INSISTS IT DID NOT SELL ANY TAINTED MEAT. JONATHAN FREED, CBS
NEWS, LOS ANGELES.))
The state gave tours of its newest maximum security prison today.
The prison is on top of Red Onion Mountain, near the Wise-Dickenson County
The contractor held what's called a "topping out" ceremony.
That marks the completion of work on the highest point of the building.
The 72 million dollar prison is bringing an estimated 500 jobs so far to
The workforce at a Clifton Forge directory assistance center will soon top
C-F-W Communications says it will expand its facility there and one it has
in Waynesboro, due to projected growth.
It plans to hire 75 full-time workers at each call center.
One of the company's main customers is A-T-and-T's mid-Atlantic region.
C-F-W operators handle more than 170- thousand directory assistance calls on
an average business day.
Right now it has about 140 employees in Clifton Forge.
The search for new funding is paying off for the College of Health
Sciences in Roanoke.
Today, College President Harry Nickens accepted a 500- thousand dollar
check from Sixth District Congressman Bob Goodlatte.
The money represents a federal match for 250- thousand dollars in local
IN Q=We're now in the last quarter
((HARRY NICKENS/COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES PRESIDENT: WE'RE NOW IN THE LAST
QUARTER OF OUR GOAL OF A MILLION DOLLARS AND WE'RE ALREADY RECEIVING DOLLARS IN
THAT REGARD, BUT AS WE BECOME INDEPENDENT OF OUR LIFELONG SPONSOR, CARILION
HEALTH SYSTEM, WE HAVE TO DO THAT BY RAISING DOLLARS OUTSIDE OF THEIR SUPPORT
AND BY INCREASING OUR ENROLLMENT.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Harry Nickens/College of Health Sciences President;
OUT Q=increasing our enrollment.
With a record enrollment of more than 600 students, the College of Health
Sciences is among the fastest growing institutions in the state.
As colleges and universities compete with each other to attract students,
four central Virginia schools have found a way to SHARE students as well as
Two large grants are paying for high- tech computer links and video-
conferencing equipment at the colleges.
It will allow students to enroll in courses offered at neighboring schools..
increasing educational opportunities while keeping class sizes down.
IN Q=But we have
((DR. CHARLES WARREN/LYNCHBURG COLLEGE PRESIDENT: BUT WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT
WE'RE CONSTANTLY ATTENDING TO HOW WE DO WHAT WE DO AND WE'RE VERY EXCITED ABOUT
THE ENRICHMENT THAT WILL COME THROUGH THESE TECHNOLOGIES, BOTH ON OUR CAMPUS
AND IN COOPERATION WITH OTHERS.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Charles Warren/Lynchburg College President; :00
OUT Q=cooperation with others.
Lynchburg College, Sweet Briar, Randolph- Macon Woman's College and Hampden-
Sydney are the participating schools.
Faculty training in the new technology started this week.
Finally, something to cheer about on Mir.
It was tricky surgery, but two cosmonauts successfully reconnected eleven
That restores power to the Russian Space Station.
The cables were knocked out in June when the space station collided with a
For many, caring for children is a life-long past-time that continues even
when their own children reach adulthood.
As Stacey Martin reports one program sponsored by an area agency is helping
baby-lovers do what they love doing best--caring for youngsters.
IN Q=Her name is
SUPER=01-Irene Crockett/Foster Grandparent; :31
SUPER=01-Barbara James-Watson/LOA; :54
OUT Q=SM, News 7, Salem.
((Her name is Irene Crockett. But, here at the Greenville School's Babyland
she's known simply as "Grandma."
SOT 10.31.43 - 10.31.48
IN Q=Aren't you Grandma's
OUT Q=Grandma's baby.
She's a volunteer with the Foster Grandparent Program organized by the
League of Older Americans.
Along with more than a dozen other volunteers she helps care for infants and
children up to age five.
SOT 10.30.47 - 10.30.56
IN Q=I love the
((IRENE CROCKETT/FOSTER GRANDPARENT: I LOVE THE BABIES SO MUCH. AND, I HAVE SO
MANY BABIES OF MY OWN I JUST WANTED TO STRETCH OUT AND GIVE MY LOVE TO THE REST
OF THE BABIES.))
OUT Q=of the babies;
The program started in 1973 in the Roanoke region and is now one of only
four in Virginia.
Each year at least 12 senior citizens are chosen to become Foster
Grandparents once they pass the agency's requirements.
SOT 10.25.51 - 10.26.09
IN Q=They have to
((BARBARA JAMES-WATSON/LOA: THEY HAVE TO BE 60 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER. THEY
HAVE TO BE RETIRED ON A SOMEWHAT LIMITED INCOME AND GENUINELY HAVE A LOVE FOR
CHILDREN. AND, WE DO GO THROUGH AN APPLICATION PROCESS WHERE THEY MUST GIVE US
REFERENCES AND THEY'RE THOROUGHLY SCREENED AND WE MAKE SURE THEY'RE ABLE TO
KEEP-UP WITH LITTLE KIDS.))
OUT Q=with little kids.
With volunteers dropping out and the school year about to get underway, LOA
says the need for new Foster Grandparents is greater.
Though little time remains, James says the agency hopes to fill at least 12
openings by Monday.
Stacey Martin, News 7, Salem.))
SUPER=330-Clear And/Pleasant/52-56/Mostly Sunny/Wind NW-10/76-78;
SUPER=331-Mostly Clear/Light Wind/52-56/Mostly Sunny/Wind NW-10/78-80;
SUPER=332-Partly Cloudy/Light Wind/48-50/Partly Sunny/Wind W-10/72-74;
SUPER=333-Mostly Clear/And Cool/50-53/Partly Sunny/Wind NW-10/70-75;
SUPER=334-Partly Cloudy/Light Winds/48-50/Partly Cloudy/Wind W-10/70-72;
GRAPHIC=Hometown Hoops weekly
Our second year of Hometown Hoops Weekly is just about here and tonight;
many high school girls began their second night of seasonal competition in tip
off tournaments at Bath County, Floyd, Magna Vista and at Tunstall.
We start our coverage at the William Byrd girls basketball tip off tourney
In the first game; Piedmont Power Martinsville downed Seminole contender
Brookville 59-51. In the first quarter; watch the Lady bees Lindsey ferguson
nail the three pointer to move brookville to within a point.
Martinsville is extremely quick this year. Watch Takeshia Mitchell give to
Tosha Grant for the break away lay up and the lady Bulldogs were out in front
Martinsville wins tonight's opener
SUPER=34-Martinsville/59/Brookville/51/;by 8 in a tournament with some of the
state's best talent.
((JANE LAYMAN/WILLIAM BYRD ATHLETIC DIRECTOR:))
((WARNER DYKE/BROOKVILLE HEAD COACH:))
((CARLA GILES/MARTINSVILLE COACH:))
SUPER=01-Jane Layman/William Byrd Athletic Director; :00
SUPER=01-Warner Dyke/Brookville Head Coach; :17
SUPER=01-Carla Giles/Martinsville Head Coach; :26
OUT Q=...as strong as Byrd"
SUPER=03-Vinton/Byrd vs Louisa; :
In the Night cap, Byrd gets on the board first as Sarah Moore makes the
pass down low and Brandy allen scores between three defenders.
The Lady Terriers play some scrappy SUPER=34-William
Byrd/71/Louisa/56/;defense Andrea Gay comes away with the steal takes it all
the way to the hole and scores Byrd wins it 71 to 56.
SUPER=04-Glenvar vs Northside; :
Glenvar took no Northside and with time running out in the third Katrina
Williams hits Erika Hale cutting to the hoop the Lady Highlanders led by five.
In the fourth, Williams makes the SUPER=34-Glenvar/63/Northside/52/;
steal and finds Bonnie willet down court for the layup and Glenvar wins it 63
After Jeff Gordon, Dale Jarrett and Mark Martin took their turns during
qualifying at Bristol Kenny Wallace came along later and took the show.
SUPER=03-Bristol, TN/ESPN; :
Wallace driving a ford captured the pole for tomorrow night's goody's 500
with a speed of 123 point 039 miles per hour.
Its the second short track pole of the season for Wallace and his Square D
IN Q="It means...
((KENNY WALLACE/GOODY'S 500 POLE WINNER: ))
SUPER=01-Kenny Wallace/Goody's 500 Pole Winner; :
OUT Q=.....THAN HECK."
Rockbridge Bath's native Rick Mast is not to happy tonight he qualified 42-nd
fastest and will have to run again tomorrow.
Now here's a look at the top 25.
WIPE TO QUALIFYING
SUPER=0107-1. Kenny Wallace/123.039/2. Jeff Gordon//3. Dale Jarrett//4. Dick
Trickle//5. Mark Martin//;
SUPER=0107-6. Ken Schrader//7. Sterling Marlin//8. David Green//9. Derrike
Cope//10. Ward Burton//;
SUPER=0107-11. Wally Dallenbach//12. Ted Musgrave//13. Jeff Burton//14. Ricky
Craven//15. Geoff Bodine//;
SUPER=0107-16. Rusty Wallace//17. Jimmy Spencer//18. Jeremy Mayfield//19.
Terry Labonte//20. John Andretti//;
SUPER=0107-21. Ed Berrier//22. Johnny Benson//23. Darrell Waltrip//24. Kyle
Petty//25. Lake Speed//;
OUT Q=....LAST CAR."
And coming up, Scores and Highlights from Major League Baseball.
And Mike Stevens will preview tonight's Friday Football Extra pre season
It's hard to believe that 8 months have passed since Salem won a state
championship, but another high school football season is upon us.
Here's Mike Stevens with a preview of you can expect on tonight's season
premier of Friday Football Extra.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :13
OUT Q=...FRIDAY FOOTBALL EXTRA."
((Imagine living in a world where most everything you see looks like this.
Steve Mason will have the courageous story of 2 Glenvar athletes who are
playing football despite severe vision deficiencies.
He'll also introduce us to a deaf player battling to earn some playing time
And imagine living in a place this beautiful but not being able to play
We'll meet four Highland County kids who commute 80 miles a day to put on the
Also, remember Covington coaching legend JOhn Woodzell. He retired last
November, and you'll never believe what he's doing in his spare time.
We'll also hear from many of the new coaches around the area, and see how
Roanoke County is benefitting from its decision to hire fulltime athletic
And of course, the bands are warming up and up is the first Super seven poll
of the season.))
The High school season opens tomorrow afternoon. Roanoke Catholic hosts
Kenston Forest at Victory Stadium kickoff is 2-oclock.
And the Roanoke rush returns home tomorrow night at Victory Stadium with a
7-olcock kickoff against the Tennessee Highlanders.
SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/WGN; :
A beautiful day in Chicago as these jets fly over Wrigley Field.
And Sammy Sosa made it even better for Cubs fans. Sosa Drove in all 3 Cubs
runs this two run homer broke a scoreless tie in the seventh as Chicago beat
Montreal 3 to 1.
Now, here's the rest of the scores.
WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=0092-/San Diego/5//New York/5/9///Cincinnati/2/j/Atlanta/6///;
OUT Q=....last score."
He's 90 years old and his favorite activity is waterskiing.
SUPER=03-Lake George, NY;
Jack Rosencranz takes to the waves on Lake George-
The retired teacher took up the sport at age 65 and hasn't taken a spill
((JACK ROSENCRANZ: SO FAR I'VE BEEN ABLE TO MAKE MY FEET GO WHERE I WANT THEM
TO GO. IT'S JUST LIKE WALKING TO ME.))
SUPER=02-Jack Rosencranz/Water Skiier;
OUT Q=walking to me."
Rosnecranz is proud of his muscles. He eats a low fat diet and sees the
((HE SAID WHATEVER YOU'RE DOING KEEP ON DOING IT AND THAT'S ALL AND THE GOOD
LORD ABOVE TOO HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH IT. HA HA HA.))
OUT Q=with it. ha ha ha."
Jack and his wife Mae live by the rule if you use it, you DON't lose it.