Coming up next on News 7 at 11...
The death of Princess Diana following a car crash in France leaves many
still saddened and shocked.
We'll have more reaction plus
questions about the actions of the paparazzi who hounded her.
News 7 at 11 is next.
Funeral arrangements for Princess Diana will be announced tomorrow.
But the mourning is already underway in Britain, where flags were lowered to
Kimberly Dozier has more.
IN Q=Princess Diana has
SUPER=01-Tony Blair/Prime Minister;
OUT Q=CBS News, London
((Princess Diana has come home, in the company of her former husband,. in death
and in life, tracked by cameras, and an adoring public.
//vox pops from Northolt airport arrival//
She had escaped an unhappy marriage, found a new role championing land mine
victims. And it looked like she'd found a little romance with Egyptian
playboy movie producer Dodi Fayed. But her family says the media's pursuit of
the STORY of her new happiness, snuffed it out.
Seven photographers are being questioned by police in Paris. They chased
Diana and companion Dodi's car on motorbikes, down a Paris tunnel, to get a
shot of the couple after a romantic dinner. The car swerved, hit one wall,
then the other, and crumpled. Fayed and his driver were killed instantly.
Diana was pried from the car, but died from cardiac arrest at a Paris
Her two sons Princes William and Harry, were on vacation at Balmoral castle in
Scotland when their father broke the news. They joined Charles, the Queen and
Prince Philip for a church service Sunday morning, as the nation woke to the
//Tony Blair SOT//
The 36-year-old princess, and mother of the future king, had triumphed over a
troubled personal life, winning admirers around the globe.
//Bill Clinton SOT//
Many Britons are clamouring for a FULL royal funeral, for a young woman who
TRADED royalty, to aspire to a GREATER title:
//Diana,. I hope to become Queen of people's hearts.//
Kimberly Dozier, CBS News, London))
As people mourned Diana's death today... some of their sorrow turned to
anger... directed at the paparazzi, and the press in general.
IN Q=As British mourners
SUPER=01-Earl Spencer/Diana's Brother; :23
SUPER=01-Steve Coz/National Enquirer; :42
SUPER=01-Nigel Evans/Member of Parliament; :53
SUPER=01-Rami Maalouf/Paparazzi; 1:08-quick
OUT Q=don't buy the tabloids
(( As British mourners waited to pay their respects and leave flowers at
Kensington Palace... some made it clear who they blame for their Princess'
IN Q=It was death
IT WAS DEATH BY YOU PHOTOGRAPHERS... HORRIBLE.
YOU'RE THE SCUM... YOU'RE HERE TO PICK THE BONES (APPLAUSE)
Diana's brother added his sentiments...
IN Q=I always
((EARL SPENCER/DIANA'S BROTHER; I ALWAYS BELIEVED THE PRESS WOULD KILL HER, BUT
NOT EVEN I COULD IMAGINE THAT THEY WOULD TAKE SUCH A DIRECT HAND IN HER DEATH.
OUT Q=in her death
The National Enquirer called for a boycott of crash scene pictures taken by the
pursuing press... saying high prices paid for recent pictures of the couple on
a yacht fueled the frenzy that led to the accident.
IN Q=you send
((STEVE COZ/NATIONAL ENQUIRER; YOU SEND A MESSAGE TO THE PAPARAZZI THAT YOU CAN
WIN THE LOTTERY BY GETTING A PICTURE OF THE PRINCESS AND DODI ))
OUT Q=and Dodi
Some British Parliament members are talking about restrictions on the press,
but one says it won't work.
IN Q=the fact is
((NIGEL EVANS/MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT; THE FACT IS THAT THIS TRAGIC ACCIDENT
HAPPENED IN FRANCE WHERE THEY HAVE SOME OF THE MOST RESTRICTIVE LEGISLATION IN
THE WORLD, YET THEY WERE STILL ABLE TO INTERFERE WITH THE CAR THA TWAS BEING
OUT Q=being driven
One member of the paparazzi offered this solution...
IN Q=if people are
((RAMI MAALOUF/PAPARAZZI; IF PEOPLE ARE ANGRY AT THE PAPARAZZI, DON'T BUY THE
OUT Q=don't buy the tabloids
Shock over Diana's death continues to be felt around the world and here in
the Roanoke Valley.
Many said they were saddened by the news.
IN Q=I was deeply saddened
((MONTAGE:I WAS DEEPLY SADDENED AND I REALLY HAVE FELT A SENSE OF LOSS IN THE
WORLD BECAUSE I FELT SHE WAS A VERY COMPASSIONATE PERSON WHO GAVE. SHE WAS ON
THE ROYAL SIDE, BUT SHE COULD MEET WITH THE COMMON PEOPLE AND I THINK THAT
COMMON TOUCH WAS THE TOUCH THAT I FELT AND I THINK THE WORLD HAS HAD A SERIOUS
LOSS. WE HEARD IT ON THE RADIO THIS MORNING, WE WERE VERY UPSET. I FEEL FOR HER
FAMILY AND HER CHILDREN. DEVASTATED, I MEAN IT'S A TERRIBLE TRAGEDY. JUST A
REAL TRAGEDY AND I HATE TO SEE IT HAPPEN))
OUT Q=see it happen
Many Roanoke residents also said they hope this will curb some of the media
frenzy in trying to snap photos of famous faces.
Three brothers from Martinsville are being accused of murder and are in jail
The shooting happened in Blacksburg early this morning.
Tonya Flory has more.
IN Q=Police are still
SUPER=01-Raymond Ritz/Witness; :07
SUPER=01-Chief William Brown/Blacksburg Police; :42
SUPER=01-Alonzo Smith/Arnold's Sandwich Manager; 1:06
OUT Q=TF, News 7.
((The shooting happened at a popular local night spot frequented by Virginia
IN Q=I was about 20 feet away
OUT Q=for their safety.
Witnesses say about five shots were fired...30-year old Richard Bullard of
Pensacola Florida died on the scene and 29-year old Paul Shoemaker of
Beaverdale Mississippi is hospitalized in stable condition.
Police say they were shot on the dance floor at Arnold's Sandwiches.
IN Q=A gentleman
SUPER=01-Chief William Brown/Blacksburg Police;
OUT Q=bullets started flying
Police arrested 24-year old Leon Antoine Scales of Martinsville about seven
hours after the shooting, and identical twins Terry and Kerry Scales about two
IN Q=You'd look at them
SUPER=01-Alonzo Smith/Arnold's Sandwiches Manager;
OUT Q=someone like that.
The two victims were in this normally peaceful town for a wedding, a town
where residents say this kind of thing just doesn't happen.
IN Q=It's Blacksburg
OUT Q=very shocked
The trio are charged with murder, malicious wounding and use of a firearm
during a crime. The Scales brothers are in the Montgomery County jail on
100-thousand dollars bond.
A tragic accident in Virginia Beach leaves five people dead.
Three women and two children were travelling southbound on the Chesapeake
Bay Bridge-Tunnel but couldn't make it around a car they were trying to pass.
Police say the driver then clipped another car while returning to her lane,
crashed into a guardrail and flipped over the edge of the bridge.
The victims were travelling from New Jersey to Virginia Beach.
A spokeswoman says it's the first time a car has gone off the bridge-tunnel
since it opened in 1964.
SUPER=82-2.22''/minus 1.81''/22.10''/minus 5.40'';
SUPER=83-Down 1.70 feet/Down 0.36 foot;Lake levels
A female rat at the Virginia Military Institute says she's being singled out
for unfair treatment.
Senior Class President Kevin
Trujillo (TROO-hillo) says the woman felt she was being picked on
However, Trujillo says the woman is staying at the institute.
One other woman has been called before the Rat Disciplinary Committee.
Trujillo says Angelica Garza of
Fort Belvoir -- quote -- ``popped off a little attitude with an
Her penalty will be some sweaty calisthenics.
Our coverage of a trial last week dissappointed a former Danville resident
who thought we gave a convicted criminal too much attention.
Here's Assignment Editor Joe McKean with this week's Feedback.
IN Q=The day Frank Clements
SUPER=01-Frank Clements/Defendant; :08
OUT Q=McKean, News-7.
((The day Frank Clements was sentenced to life in prison for shooting a
10-year-old boy, he had a few words for prosecutor Bill Fuller.
FRANK CLEMENTS/DEFENDANT: I DON'T CARE WHAT BILL FULLER SAY ABOUT ME. HE'S A
COWARD. HE STANDS BEHIND THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM TO SENTENCE US. HE DON'T KNOW
WHAT WE GOT TO DO IN THE STREETS TO LIVE AND SURVIVE. HE'S A COWARD.
A viewer from Lynchburg commented:
"Clements is a convicted criminal who has shown no remorse for shooting an
innocent child. He also awaits trial for bank robbery and is already serving
life for a murder conviction. Do we really want to give men like this a forum?
I hope the majority of your viewers were as upset as I was about his comments
being allowed, and repeatedly, on Virginia's most-watched local television
"Bill Fuller is a long-time commonwealth's attorney who has served the
citizens of Danville well...How about a story on Fuller's years as a
prosecutor--perhaps Clements will be able to watch from prison, where he
No matter where you watch our newscasts, if you see something you'd like to
praise or criticize, you can send a letter to News-7 Feedback, P.O. Box 7,
Roanoke Virginia, 24022.
Faxes should be sent to 540-343-7269.
Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
And to take part in our moderated online discussion group, call up our web
Joe McKean, News-7.))
Virginia's Explore Park is hosting the spirit of Appalachian Native American
The culture is alive all weekend and Monday, reborn through rituals performed
by part and full blooded Indians.
IN Q=We have
((ROGER ELLMORE;WE HAVE THE MONOCAN INDIANS ARE OUT HERE THIS WEEKEND WHICH IS
THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF THE ROANOKE AREA. WE ALSO HAVE AN AWFUL LOT OF
ENTERTAINMENT GOING ON THAT IS TRADITIONAL TO THE 18TH AS WELL AS THE 19TH
CENTURY IN THIS AREA AND IN APPALACHIA))
SUPER=01-Roger Ellmore/Executive Director Explore Park;
OUT Q=in Appalachia
Native tribesmen say it's important to let Virginians know that Indian people
have been here for thousands of years and they're still here...
IN Q=In the construction
((DEAN FERGUSON:IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE WIGWAM WHICH IS ESSENTIALLY A
MONOCAN HOUSE ALSO. WE HAVE COME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT WHY FOCUS UPON CHEROKEE
OR TRIBES FROM THE OTHER REGION WHEN WE HAVE THE EIGHTH RECOGNIZED TRIBE IN THE
STATE OF VIRGINIA RIGHT HERE IN AMHERST COUNTY.))
SUPER=01-Dean Ferguson/Special Events Coordinator;
OUT Q=in Amherst County
Admission is six dollars for adults and four for students.
The events continue tomorrow from nine a-m until five p-m.
The recent scare of tainted beef has brought concern to meat lovers.
When News 7 continues we'll have tips to help you out in the kitchen or at
the grill to keep your food safe while you're cooking out this weekend.
More on that story plus sports and weather when News 7 at Eleven continues.
In light of the recent recall of tainted beef, food safety is of greater
concern for many people.
Health Check's Connie Stevens has some safe cooking tips to help with your
Labor Day barbecues.
IN Q=The rules in
OUT Q=CS, News 7.
(( The rules in a nut shell-- keep hot foods hot, cold foods cold-- cook food
properly, wash your hands-- and be careful not to cross contaminate.
Safe food handling actually begins in the grocery store-- don't put raw meat
next to other foods in your cart.
When you get home, be sure to wash all fruits and vegetables.
And of course-- wash your hands, the counter, the sink, and any utensils
you touch to prevent the spread of bacteria.
When preparing hamburger-- never leave raw meat at room temperature. And
cook with a thermometer-- heating the meat to a temperature of 160 degrees to
Keep leftovers stored in clean, sealed containers-- refrigerating
Safe eating is serious business--
As many as nine-thousand Americans die each year from food-borne
illnesses-- millions more are sickened. Connie Stevens. News 7.))
SUPER=330-Mostly/Clear/60-64/Partly Cloudy/Light Winds/81-86;
SUPER=332-Mostly Clear/Morning Fog/58-62/Mostly/Sunny/80-85;
SUPER=333-Fair, With/Patchy AM Fog/58-62/Partly/Sunny/80-84;
The Washington Redskins and Carolina Panthers opened their seasons last
night in Charlotte.
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/TNT; :
It was a battle of field goals in the first half. John Kasay boots this 52
yarder and the Panthers took the early 3 to nothing lead in the first quarter.
Washington tied it at three then the Defense comes up with the big play
recovering this Fred Lane fumble inside the Redskin 5 yard line.
Washington went on the move and the Redskins capped a 95 yard drive when
Terry Allen Bulls his way over from the four yard line Washington led 10 to 3
at the half.
Carolina tied the score early in the fourth quarter. Steve Buerlein hits
Wesley Walls on the 25 yard touchdown play to make it 10 to 10.
But later in the fourth Terry Allen SUPER=30-Washington/24/Carolina/10/;
takes the handoff and scores from the one yard line to make it 17 to 10 and
Washington wins it 24 to 10.
Steve Mason will have post game interviews today at six and 11.
Troy Aikman threw four touchdowns two to Michael Irvin as the Cowboys routed
the Steelers 37 to 7.
SUPER=03-Pittsburgh, PA/FOX SPORTS; :
The Cowboys got two first half touchdowns behind the arm of Troy Aikman.
On this play he throws over the middle to Anthony Miller from 12 yards out 7 to
Michael Irvin had 4 catches for 115 yards in the first half. Aikman goes
to the air again and hits Irvin on this 42 yard touchdown pass and the Cowboys
led 14 to nothing.
It looks like the Cowboys have a SUPER=30-Dallas/37/Pittsburgh/7/; kicker
this year Richie Cunningham connecting on this 53 yarder Dallas led 17 to
nothing and the Cowboys beat the Steelers 37 to 7.
Tiki Barber scored the first touchdown of his pro career and the New York
Giants opened with a 31 to 17 win over Philadelphia.
SUPER=03-East Rutherford, NJ/Giants vs Eagles; :
The Giants led 7 to 3 then in the second quarter Dave Brown goes to the air
and hits Chris Calloway on the 9 yard touchdown pass and New York took a 14 to
Philadelphia's Rodney Peete entered the game in the third quarter and in
the fourth he hits Kevin Turner on this 14 yard touchdown pass and the Eagles
trailed 24 to 17.
Then the Giant defense came up with a big play. Peete puts the ball in the
SUPER=30-N.Y. Giants/31/Philadelphia/17/;air again this time Sam Gash picks
it off follows his blocking and races down the sideline for a 95 yard return
for a touchdown and the Giants win it 31 to 17.
The Vikings, Dolphins and Patriots won today and Bill Parcels leads the
Jets to a win in their season opener.
SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO/FOX SPORTS; :
And in St. Louis, New coaches Dick Vermeil and Mike Ditka went head to
Lawrence Phillips was in top shape today he rushed for 125 yards and three
touchdowns to lead the Rams over the Saints.
For all of the scores lets check the boards.
WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=0100-j/Minnesota/34//Buffalo/13////New Orleans/24/j/St. Louis/38///;
SUPER=0100-/San Diego/7/j/New England/41////Jacksonville/28//Baltimore/27///;
SUPER=0100-/Kansas City/3/j/Denver/19///j/N.Y. Jets/41//Seattle/3///;
SUPER=0100-/San Francisco/6/j/Tampa Bay/13///j/Washington/24//Carolina/10///;
SUPER=0100-/Chicago///Green Bay///Monday Night/;
OUT Q=....last score."
And coming up Jeff Gordon is the Million Dollar man after winning this
afternoon's Mountain Dew Southern 500 at Darlington.
And the Lynchburg Hillcat's open the playoffs with a win over Frederick in
the Hill city tonight.
Jeff Gordon took it all home yesterday afternoon at Darlington. He won the
Mountain Dew Southern 500 and Claimed the Winston Million and he also moved
back on top in the Points standings.
SUPER=03-Darlington, SC/ESPN; :
Dale Earnhardt had trouble on the very first lap he hit the wall coming off
the first corner he made it back to the pits.
After complaining about seeing double Earnhardt was taken from his car to
the infield care center. He was later taken to a local hospital. Earnhardt was
stable and a cat Scan was negative.
South Boston's Jeff Burton was having another strong run lead the race
after about 60 laps of the event.
Gordon chasing the Winston Miller overcame some handling problems to lead
the race with about 285 laps left to go.
Then on lap 135 Robby Gordon drifts up the track and hits Mike Skinner
turning him to the inside of the track where he hit the wall bringing out the
Bill Elliott was running strong and Million Dollar Bill was leading the
race at the halfway mark.
Mark Martin, The Winston Cup Points leader, passes Terry Labonte to take
over the sixth position with 121 laps to go.
Gordon was the leader with 52 laps to go and after he and Burton touch on
the next to last lap he pulls away to win the Mountain Dew Southern 500 and a
IN Q="These guys...
((JEFF GORDON/WINSTON MILLION WINNER: ))
SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/Winston Million Winner; :
OUT Q=...........it was."
Burton was second, Dale Jarrett third, Elliott fourth and Ricky Rudd fifth.
The Hillcats win in Lynchburg. More on that later on Mornin'.
For the first time since 1992, City Stadium hosted a Carolina League
playoff game as the Lynchburg Hillcats took on the Frederick Keys last night in
game one of their best of 3 Northern Division series.
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Keys vs. Hillcats;
The 'Cats threw ace Bronson Arroyo on the mound, who was 4 and oH against
the Keys this season.
Arroyo got some help in the 2nd from Shon Walker, who cranks this solo
blast deep over the left centerfield wall for a 1-nothing Lynchburg lead.
Then in the 3rd, Tike Redman rips a shot down the right field line and digs
for a triple. The throw would get away and eventually the umps award Redman
home plate for a 2 run Lynchburg advantage.
The 'Cats meowed again in the 4th. Luis Figueroa bloops a single into
center, plating Walker. 3-zip Lynchburg,
and the Hillcats take game 1, 3 to nothing. Game 2 is today at Frederick.
That's it for sports. Have a great day everybody.
The New York Mets had a big day in Baltimore beating the Orioles 4 to 1.
SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/MLB; :
It was a cloudy overcast day at the Yard this afternoon.
In the top of the third, New York's Butch Huskey gets all of this Jimmy Key
pitch and sends it over the wall in centerfield to give the Mets a 3 to nothing
Then in the top of the fifth Ray SUPER=35-New York
Mets/4/Baltimore/1/;Ordonez lays down the bunt up the first base line he's
thrown out but a run scores to make it 4 to nothing and the Mets beat the
Orioles 4 to 1.
SUPER=03-New York, NY/Yankees vs Expos; :
In New York this afternoon, the Yankees retired the jersey of Don Mattingly.
And early in the game Bernie Williams hits this solo homer in the second
inning and the Yankees beat the Expos.
Here's the rest of the scores.
WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=0096-/Chicago/5/j/Cleveland/9///j/New York Yankees/3//Montreal/2///;
SUPER=0096-j/New York Mets/4//Baltimore/1///j/Florida/8//Toronto/3///;
SUPER=0096-/Cincinnati/6/j/Minnesota/8///j/St. Louis/5//Kansas City/4///;
SUPER=0096-j/Seattle/3//Los Angeles/1//10 Innings/j/Anaheim/7//San
OUT Q=....last score."
(toss from Sports)
Well, it's mostly quiet on the roads this weekend-- as many highway work
crews get the holiday weekend off.
IN Q=nat sound open
This was the scene along route 460 in Bedford County and it reflects the
situation along most highways in Virginia.
V-DOT says it's suspending most construction and is opening-up some lane
closures where ever possible to allow for the extra holiday traffic.
But, making it to the major highways could be a problem depending on where
The Shaffers Crossing underpass is still under construction, but it's one of
the few sites where work is continuing through the holiday weekend.
There's no detour set up here, so you need to find alternate routes such as
take pinnacle board
Elsewhere, if you're going out of town you're in luck if you're headed to
and from the North Carolina Beaches.
Traffic along I-95 is reportedly heavy but there are no major back-ups
take pinnacle board
But, it's a different story if you're headed north to the nation's capital.
Delays begin along route 66 in Northern Virginia and get worse as you get
closer to the beltway.
take pinnacle board
Most construction in Tennessee is suspended, but be on the lookout along
Interstate 24 for occassional lane closures due to resurfacing.))
And, if you're traveling to West Virginia, it's smooth sailing. The major
highways are reportedly clear with moderate traffic.
(toss to News)
And, that's it for this week's edition of Road Report.