Princess Diana is in a Paris hospital tonight, after she was seriously
injured in a car accident.
Diana's boyfriend, Egyptian millionaire Dodi Fayed was killed along with
one other person in the car.
Adam Raphael has the latest.
News 7 will keep you updated on the latest information about the accident as
we find out more.
Former President Jimmy Carter has been asked to moniter the new Teamsters
Candidate James Hoffa says he asked Carter to step in and moniter the new
Carter, known for his work with Habitat For Humanity, has overseen elctions
in Bosnia, South Africa, And Haiti.
Last year the Teamsters elected president Ron Carey, but that election was
thrown out because of alleged fund raising abuses by Carey's campaign.
Classmates of 14 year old Kevin V. Compton of Salem are mourning his death.
Compton, a member of the Salem High School Football team, was found dead in
his sleep yesterday morning at his home.
The cause of death has not been determined.
IN Q=He was a very
((TED SPRADLING/KEVIN'S GRANDFATHER: HE WAS A VERY CARING PERSON, HE THOUGHT
OF OTHER PEOPLE MUCH BEFORE HE THOUGHT OF HIMSELF,. HE WAS HONEST AND LOVED HIS
HOME AND LOVED HIS CHURCH. HE WAS PRESIDENT OF HIS YOUTH GROUP, AND JUST A FINE
SUPER=01-Ted Spradling/Kevin's Grandfather; :
OUT Q=a fine young man.
An autopsy has turned up inconclusive-- though the medical examiner is
awaiting more test results.
Foul play is NOT suspected.
Compton's grandfather says the boy did practice football Thursday night--
though he didn't have any difficulty with practice.
A smooth transition so far--
That's how VMI is assessing the historic integration of women within the
Today, the military school's Board of Visitors met, the first public
meeting of the academic year.
Superintendent Bunting praised the cadets.
IN Q=There is no question
((MAJOR GENERAL JOSIAH BUNTING/VMI SUPERINTENDENT: THERE IS NO QUESTION THAT
THE CHARACTER OF THE YOUNG WOMEN WHO HAVE JOINED VMI IS THE SAME AS THAT OF OUR
YOUNG MEN. IT'S MAJOR ELEMENT IS DETERMINATION, IT'S PRINCIPAL IS HONOR AND
HONORABLE BEHAVIOUR. IT'S ULTIMATE AIM IS A VMI DIPLOMA AND WHAT IT STANDS FOR.
SUPER=01-Maj. Gen. Josiah Bunting/VMI Superintendent; :
OUT Q=WHAT IT STANDS FOR.
So far, two females and 26 males have left the rat line-- a rate of
attrition that VMI predicted.
Central Fidelity bank has been promoting free checking through the year 2000
for a while now.
But, with last month's announcement of a takeover, some customers are
wondering if the offer still stands.
After some initial confusion, Len Besthoff reports Central Fidelity is
planning to honor the free checking offer.
IN Q=Free checking
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00 (QUICK!)
SUPER=03-Winston-Salem, NC/File Tape; :07
SUPER=07-Kathleen Finucane; :31
OUT Q=LB, News-7.
(( Free checking through the year 2000!
The pitch has helped Central Fidelity land new accounts.
IN Q=I think
((JOHN THOMPSON/CENTRAL FIDELITY CUSTOMER: I THINK IT'S BETTER THAN HAVING TO
PAY FOR IT.))
OUT Q=pay for it.
But now that Central Fidelity is being taken over by Wachovia of North
Carolina, some customers have wondered if it can keep its free checking
The bank's public relations office told us it couldn't make any guarantees.
Yet as recently as this Wednesday, Central Fidelity was still pitching free
checking through the year 2000.
The only people who knew it wasn't guaranteed were the ones who asked.
IN Q=She explained
((KATHLEEN FINUCANE: SHE EXPLAINED TO ME HOW THE FREE CHECKING WORKED AND THE
FEES, ET CETERA, AND I ASKED FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND THEN I ASKED HER
WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN WHEN IT WAS TAKEN OVER BY WACHOVIA, AND SHE SAID THAT,
THEY REALLY DON'T KNOW.))
OUT Q=don't know.
IN Q=But since
(( But since this interview we received a call from Central Fidelity's C-E-O,
who wanted to correct his bank's earlier comment.
Lewis Miller stated, that WITHOUT QUESTION, the bank WILL honor all free
checking accounts through the year 2000.
OUT Q=year 2000.
Miller explained that doing this was one of the first decisions made
following the merger announcement.
He says sometimes the people in the branches and the public relations office
don't know everything that's going on in a company when it's involved in a
Len Besthoff, News-7.))
SUPER=82-2.22''/minus 1.69''/22.10''/minus 5.28'';
SUPER=83-Down 1.95 feet/Down 0.40 foot;Lake levels
The volcano is awake again on the island of Monserrat.
After 36 hours of relative calm, there was a strong eruption today.
Dust and ash covered most of the island, even reaching towns that escaped
most of earlier eruptions.
Officials say the so called "safe zone" in the northern part of the island
is now at risk.
Residents are asking why the warning sirens, which normally sound during
each major eruption, were silent today.
Authorities have not yet offered a reason.
Four thousand children are born profoundly death every year and 24 thousand
more have hearing loss.
But, as Connie Stevens reports, a Blacksburg audiologist is trying to
improve the odds for children in the Commonwealth.
He's calling for a state mandate providing hearing tests for babies.
IN Q=It's not unusual
SUPER=01-Richard Harrell/Blacksburg Audiology; :20
OUT Q=CS. News 7.
It's not unusual for children to reach the age of two, three-- even four,
before a parent realizes their child has a hearing problem.
Virginia's Infant Hearing Program does attempt to contact parents of
high-risk children-- but whether or not the parents follow through, that's
IN Q=The problem is
((RICHARD HARRELL/BLACKSBURG AUDIOLOGY: THE PROBLEM IS THAT OUR TECHNIQUE FOR
FOLLOWING UP WITH THESE CHILDREN HASN'T WORKED. AS MUCH AS WE'D LIKE TO THINK
WE'RE DOING THE RIGHT THING AND TRY SURELY HAVE A PAPER TRAIL ON EVERY CHILD
THE BOTTOM LINE IS THAT WE'RE NOT SEEING CHILDREN UNTIL THEIR THREE OR FOUR. ))
OUT Q=three or four.
Richard Harrell wants to see the state start requiring hearing tests for
ALL newborns-- while they're still in the hospital-- not just those at highest
Those are the babies born prematurely, or at low birth weight-- those whose
parents have a family history of hearing loss, or babies born with viral
Harrell points to a modern procedure to detect hearing impairments-- the
Otoacoustic Emissions-- or O-A-E Test.
It's quick, non-invasive, relatively inexpensive, and doesn't miss any
IN Q=This is
((THIS IS A TINY PROBE, IT'S A VERY SOFT RUBBER TIP, ALL WE DO IS PLACE THIS AT
THE OPENING OF THE EAR CANAL.
AND THE SPEAKER AND THE MICROPHONES THAT ARE NECESSARY FOR THE TEST
ARE HOUSED IN THIS EAR PIECE
AND THE SOFT PART GOES IN THE BABY'S EAR. ))
OUT Q=baby's ear.
The O-A-E test can let parents and their pediatricians know within hours of
birth if a baby has a hearing problem.
That means the chance to go through life without a disability.
Early detection brings early treatments-- crucial in those first stages of
Connie Stevens, News 7.))
A small hand-held device is helping firemen in Fincastle save more lives.
It's called a G-P-S or Global Positioning System and it's able to pinpoint a
person's location via satelite.
Firemen here use the device to direct emergency crews like Lifeguard 10 to
remote locations of car accidents.
They've had it for a year.
SOT 14.10.45 - 14.11.03
IN Q=There's no street
((CLAY FITZGERALD/FINCASTLE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT: THERE'S NO STREET MAPS
FROM THE AIR SO TO SPEAK. SO WHEN WE'RE ABLE TO GIVE PRECISE LOCATIONS IN
LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE THE LIFEGUARD 10 HELICOPTER CAN FLY IN A DIRECT LINE
FROM ROANOKE TO WHEREEVER WE OR ANOTHER DEPARTMENT IS IN THE COUNTY.))
SUPER=01-Clay Fitzgerald/Fincastle Vol. Fire Dept.
OUT Q=in the county.
The firemen got G-P-S after trying to direct Lifeguard 10 pilots to two
accidents in remote locations about a year ago.
The victims survived.
But, the directions given to pilots such as flying over mountains and
looking for landmarks visible from above were too unreliable.
The device costs about 200 dollars and the Fincastle Volunteer Fire
Department was one of the first in the region to get it.
Making a bet on an Internet gambling site could involve risking more than
And, now a Virginia Congressman is trying to make the gambling sites
off-limits to Americans.
More in this week's WebWatch.
IN Q=with free software
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Tuesday; :14
With free software and a credit card, practically anyone can play
casino-style games in their own home, winning and losing real money.
Next week, Congressman Bob Goodlatte will introduce a bill banning internet
He says the bill CAN be enforced, even though many websites are NOT based in
the United States.
IN Q=once you have
((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/(R) 6TH DISTRICT; ONCE YOU HAVE BROUGHT AN INDICTMENT
AGAINST SOMEBODY, YOU DO HAVE TO APPREHEND THEM. IT IS MORE DIFFICULT, BUT
THAT'S WHY WE HAVE EXTRADITION LAWS ADN THAT'S WHY WE NOT ONLY USE COMPUTERS TO
COMMIT CRIMES, BUT THEY CAN BE USED TO TRACK PEOPLE DOWN.))
OUT Q=track people down
Peter Bengtsson, who runs the Antigua-based Boss Casinos says "The impact of
such leglislation is impossible to estimate. I could very well see a future
where people ignore such a law."
Under Goodlattes bill, taking illegal bets could cost a website operator up
to four years in prison.
Placing a bet can get you up to six months.
As the government watches the Web, OMB-Watch is watching the government.
The watchdog group found that nearly half the government's official websites
collect personal information from their users.
The group says government agencies don't clearly state how that information
will be used or protected.
It's calling for a clearly defined policy to protect internet privacy.
Some America Online users gave up their privacy because of an e-mail scam.
They recieved an offical looking note sending them to a web page where they
were asked to help update AOL's records... they ended up giving personal data
and credit card numbers to a cyber-thief.
The bogus pages is now shut down.
For more information and links, visit the WebWatch page on the WDBJ Website,
at WWW-dot-WDBJ7-dot com.))
SUPER=330-Mostly/Clear/55-60/Partly Sunny/Light Winds/83-87;
SUPER=333-Mostly Clear/Morning Fog/50-55/Partly/Cloudy/80-85;
SUPER=334-Clear With/Morning Fog/53-57/Fog, Then/Partly Cloudy/83-85;
Virginia Tech quarterback Al Clark threw two touchdown passes and ran for
one as the Hokies routed Rutgers 59 to 19.
SUPER=03-Piscataway, NJ/ESPN; :
Marcus Parker of Salem had a big first half on this play he takes the
handoff from quarterback Al Clark and takes it 48 yards to the Rutgers one yard
One play later Ken Oxendine dives over the top from the one yard line and
the Hokies took a 7 to nothing lead.
The defense would put some points on the board in the first quarter Cory
Bird hits the Rutgers quarterback he fumbles and Carl Bradley recovers in the
end zone the Hokies led 14 to nothing.
Then in the second quarter, Clark rolls out and throws the short pass to
Marcus Gildersleeve he takes off down the sideline and scores from 81 yards out
and the Hokies led 21 to nothing.
Parker broke one for 33 yards then he takes the pitch from Clark and
scores from 14 yards out and the Hokies led 28 to 7 at the half.
Tech scored 3 times in the third SUPER=36-Virginia
Tech/59/Rutgers/19/;twice in the first minute and a half Clark running the
option he finds the hole and takes it 81 yards down field for the score and
Tech beats Rutgers 59 to 19.
IN Q="I just
((AL CLARK/VIRGINIA TECH QUARTERACK: ))
SUPER=01-Al Clark/Virginia Tech Quarterback; :03
OUT Q=........IN THE MIX."
Tech's Big East rival 14-th ranked Miami won big today beating Baylor 45 to
SUPER=03-Waco, TX/ABC SPORTS; :
Hurricane coach Butch Davis walking the sideline.
Sophomore tailback Edgerrin James stepped in and scored on runs of 23, 5 and
37 yards and finishing with 120 yards rushing as the Hurricanes downed Baylor
45 to 14.
West Virginia spoiled Marshall's Division one debut beating the Thundering
Herd 42 to 31.
SUPER=03-Syracuse, NY/ESPN; :
Meantime, N.C. State took 13-th ranked Syracuse to overtime.
And State quarterback Jamie Barnette hooks up with Terry Holt on the two
point conversion as State upsets Syracuse.
For all the scores lets check the boards.
WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=0101-/Hampton U./6/j/William & Mary/31///j/Va. State/36//Norfolk
SUPER=0101-j/Florida#1/21//S. Miss./6///j/Tennessee#5/52//Texas Tech/17///;
OUT Q=....last score."
Down at Victory Stadium tonight, The Roanoke Rush hosted the Lynchburg Storm
in a minor league football game tonight.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Rush vs Storm; :
It's the first time the two teams have met on the football field.
Roanoke fell behind 6 to nothing when Darrell Dubose goes to the air and
hits Freddy Stovall on the touchdown pass in the first quarter.
The Rush started a drive in the first quarter quarterback Shane Nalepa
hooks up with tight end Eddie Sloss on this pass play to the Storm 1 yard line.
Roanoke remained inside the Storm SUPER=36-Roanoke/23/Lynchburg/12/;one
yard line but this Nalepa pass on fourth and goal was intercepted but Roanoke
comes from behind to win 23 to 12.
The Carolina Panthers open the season tomorrow night at 8 at home,
against the Washington Redskins. Steve Mason takes a pre game look at these
two strikingly similar teams.
IN Q=first score
SUPER=01-Eric Davis/Panthers Cornerback; :17
SUPER=01-Ken Harvey/Redskins Linebacker; :38
SUPER=03-Spartanburg, SC; :47
SUPER=01-Lamar Lathon/Panther Linebacker; :57
SUPER=01-Gus Frerotte/Redskins Quarterback; 1:11
SUPER=01-Steve Beuerlein/Panthers Quarterback; 1:37
OUT Q=....News 7 sports"
((With their recent problems; opening the NFL season against each other seems
like poetic justice, The panthers lost quarterback Kerry Collins to a broken
jaw; and then suffered a broken heart in losing former Panther and league sack
leader kevin Green to the 49ers.
Redskins receiver Michael Westbrook was fined 50 grand for his violent
attack on Stephen Davis. His action cost his team a pleasant pre season.
The panther zone blitzing defense was ranked number one in the league in
sacks last year. But pro bowlers sam Mills and lamar Lathon, along witht highly
touted Michael Barrow, will be tested.
Westbrook will not start; But Frerotte will line up with four recievers.
His counterpart, Steve Berleiun intends to establish the run with Tim
Biakakabatuka. The panther passing game? minimize mistakes against two veteran
Washington can count on some atttacking panther fans at Erickson stadium;
where the panthers were undefeated last season
And coming up, Scores and highlights from Major League Baseball's
And the Houston Comets win the W-N-B-A's first championship.
League M-V-P Cynthia Cooper scored a game high 25 points as Houston beat
new York 65 to 49 to claim the first W-N-B-A championship.
SUPER=03-Houston, TX/NBC SPORTS; :
A special day in Houston the championship on the 10-th anniversary of Title
New York's Sophia Weatherspoon pulls up and hits the three pointer but the
Liberty trailed 8 to 5.
Cooper took over here she hits the jumper but the Comets only led by 6 at
Cooper takes it to the hoop in the SUPER=34-Houston/65/New
York/49/;second half as the Comets pulled away and Houston wins it 65 to 49.
For the first time since 1988, The Salem Avalanche finishes the Carolina
League season with a winning record.
Tonight in Salem, The Avalanche beats Lynchburg 1 to nothing in 10.
SUPER=03-Salem/Avalanche vs Hillcats; :
Over 79-hundred fans packed Memorial Stadium to say goodbye to the
The game went into extra innings. And in the bottom of the 10-th with
runners on first and second Gilbert Vidal hits a fly ball over the infield
SUPER=37-Salem/1/Lynchburg/0/;into left field and Fory Wells beats the throw
from home as Salem beats Lynchburg 1 to nothing in 10.
Salem finishes the season 37 and 35 two games above 500.
SUPER=03-Boston, MA/FOX SPORTS; :
In Boston, Fred McGriff hit two home runs and the Braves banged out 15 hits
this afternoon in a 15 to 2 win over the Red Sox.
Now, Here's all the scores.
WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=0093-/Lynchburg/0/j/Salem/1/10/Avalanche Finishes 37-35/;
SUPER=0096-j/Chicago/9//Cleveland/4////New York Yankees/2/j/Montreal/7///;
SUPER=0096-j/New York Mets/13//Baltimore/6///j/Florida/4//Toronto/1///;
SUPER=0096-/Cincinnati/1/j/Minnesota/4////St. Louis/5//Kansas City/16/8//;
SUPER=0096-/Seattle/2/j/Los Angeles/11////Anaheim/3/j/San Francisco/7///;
OUT Q=....last score."
There's no need to travel to Nashville to enjoy the sweet sound of the Grand
Several local musicians have teamed up to create Giles County's own version
of the Tennessee favorite.
Tonight-- "Roy Holt and the Bluegrass Boys" opened the show with old
favorites like "Foggy Mountain Breakdown."
They were followed by several other bands and solo performers.
IN Q=I've always
((ROY HOLT/GILES CO. MUSICIAN:I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO BE AN ENTERTAINER AND NOW
THAT I'M RETIRED, I'VE ALWAYS PLAYED BLUE GRASS ALL OF MY LIFE, SINCE I WAS A
KID, 15 YEARS OLD, SO I ENJOY IT NOW, YOU KNOW THAT I'M RETIRED.
ALLEN WHITE/MUSICIAN:I ENJOY GETTING WITH THE OTHER BANDS, TALKING WITH THEM,
PICKING WITH THEM, ENJOY WORKING WITH OUR BAND, WE FEEL WE'VE GOT ONE OF THE
BETTER BLUE GRASS BANDS AROUND THE COUNTRY AND WE JUST HAVE A BIG TIME AT IT,
IT'S ALL IN FUN AND IF WE DEPENDED ON IT TO MAKING A LIVING, WE'D STARVE TO
SUPER=01-Roy Holt/Giles Co. Musician; :00
SUPER=01-Allen White/Musician; :17
OUT Q=to death.
If you'd like to catch the Giles County Grand Ole Opry-- you'll have to wait
They meet once a month-- on Saturday nights-- at the Pearisburg Community