Up next on News 7 at 11... the world mourns the death of Princess Diana...
We'll have reaction from world leaders, and from people in Southwest Virginia.
And a female cadet at VMI complains about her treatment.
In Sports, The N-F-L season opened this afternoon while the Redskins and
Panthers Play tonight.
And in Darlington, Jeff Gordon is the million dollar man after winning the
Mountain Dew Southern 500.
It looks like the weather for the Labor Day picnics will be OK tomorrow, if
if it's not a little humid.
the extended forecast has some cooler air arriving at the end of the week.
Details coming up.
The Princess of Wales is home tonight.
Diana's body was flown to London from Paris, where she died following an
auto accident last night.
Kimberly Dozier has the latest.
SUPER=01-Earl Spencer/Diana's Brother;
SUPER=01-Tony Blair/Prime Minister;
OUT Q=William and Harry
The shock wave over Princess Diana's death has spread across the world and
hit home locally as well.
Some area residents expressed sentiments of sadness over the tragedy of a
woman they never met, but felt they knew...
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 Martinsville brothers are in jail tonight accused of a murder early
this morning in Blacksburg.
Tonya Flory has the details of this killing at a downtown bar on the first
weekend after classes began for Virginia Tech students.
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.
At least one of the women attending Virginia Military Institute's first coed
class has complained about 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.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Coming up later on News 7 at six,
Since the scare of tainted beef, food safety is more of a concern. When we
return we'll have some simple cooking tips to make your backyard barbecues
That story in a few minutes but first let's check in with Andrew in the
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MUSIC UP FULL
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For the first time Averett College freshmen are volunteering in Danville as
part of orientation.
IN Q=nat sound
((nat sound of sanding wood))
Hearts decorate this furniture, sanded and stained by Averett College
Goodwill then sells these items to help Danville's disabled.
Around the corner, more Averett students build stereo cabinets for Goodwill.
IN Q=You go out
((CHRIS ADAMS/AVERETT COLLEGE FRESHMAN: YOU GO OUT AND HELP THE COMMUNITY AND
HAVE THE CHANCE TO MEET NEW PEOPLE.))
SUPER=01-Chris Adams/Averett Freshman;
OUT Q=to meet new people
Volunteering is optional...
but almost half the freshmen signed up.
At a shelter for abused women and children, students transformed an old
kitchen into a tutoring center.
IN Q=We've been trying
((DON BUMPUS/FRESHMAN: I DECIDED TO DO THIS BECAUSE I LIKE HELPING OUT IN THE
COMMUNITY A LOT, AND IT REALLY MAKES ME FEEL GOOD TO KNOW THAT I'VE MADE A
CATHIE MARTIN/SHELTER EMPLOYEE: WE'VE BEEN TRYING TO GET OUR STUDENT CENTER AND
OUR TUTORIAL CENTER UP AND GOING AND WE HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO GET VOLUNTEERS.
SO AFTER THIS, NOTHING'S GOING TO STOP US.))
SUPER=01-Don Bumpus/Averett Freshman;
SUPER=01-Cathie Martin/Shelter Employee; :07
OUT Q=going to stop us
Martin hopes to convince students that volunteering would be a great study
break throughout the year.
A former resident of Danville thinks our coverage of a trial last week gave
the defendant too much attention.
Assignment Editor Joe McKean has 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.))
Unemployment edges up slightly in greater Lynchburg and Roanoke, and a
Pittsylvania County employer will shut its doors soon.
Here's Len Besthoff with the News-7 Business Review.
IN Q=NAT SOT
SUPER=03-Blairs/File Tape; :38
OUT Q=NAT SOT
Nat Sot biz rev intro/outro
((Union workers at the Goodyear plant in Danville have ratified a tentative
agreement on the local portion of their contract.
The new deal represents a six year committment to the tire maker.
Moviegoers waiting for a new multi-plex at the Tanglewood Mall will have to
wait a little longer.
Construction of Carmike's 10 screen theater behind the new Barnes and Noble
has been put off til next May.
Virginia's July jobless rate came in at four- point- three- percent,
slightly lower than the same period a year ago.
Both the Lynchburg and Roanoke metro areas saw their unemployment edge up a
Aris Isotoner had just moved into a Pittsylvania County industrial park:
now it's closing.
The glove and slipper maker was taken over by Totes, which decided to shut
down the facility and idle 200 people.
Checking the financial markets for the week, the Dow Jones Industrial
Average dropped 265 points, while the Nasdaq Composite lost 11 points.
Len Besthoff, with the News-7 Business Review.))
Food Safety has been a hot topic lately-- especially in light of the recent
recall of tainted beef.
But there's no need to fear Labor Day barbecues-- not with these safe
cooking tips from Health Check's Connie Stevens.
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.))
It's not Nashville, Tennessee, but you can still enjoy the sounds of The
Grand Ole Opry in the Commonwealth.
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
And coming up, Highlights from Major League Baseball the N-F-L season
kicked off today.
And the Dallas Cowboys looked very impressive in a big win over the
The Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers opened the season this afternoon
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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.
The Tennessee Oilers opened their season this afternoon beating the Oakland
Raiders in overtime 24 to 21.
SUPER=03-Memphis, TN/NBC SPORTS; :
The Oilers hosted the Raiders on a very hot day in Memphis.
Tennessee quarterback Steve McNair drops back in the pocket and throws the
long pass to Chris Sanders the play covered 48 yards and the Oilers took a
quick 7 to nothing lead.
The Raiders answered coming back. SUPER=30-Tennessee/24/Oakland/21;Jeff
George puts it up in the air and finds a wide open Tim Brown, who caught three
T-D passes today but Tennessee wins the game in overtime 24 to 21.
Tiki Barber scored the first touchdown is his pro career on a one yard run
in the third as the Giants beat the Eagles.
Minnesota, Miami, New England and Detroit also won today. Here's a look at
all the scores.
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/21//Baltimore/17/3//;
SUPER=0100-/Kansas City/0//Denver/9/3///N.Y. Jets/27//Seattle/3/3//;
SUPER=0100-/San Francisco/6//Tampa Bay/0/3///Washington///Carolina///Night/;
SUPER=0100-/Chicago///Green Bay///Monday Night/;
OUT Q=....last score."
Tonight in Charlotte, The Panthers open their season against the Washington
Redskins. Kickoff is 8-oclock and we'll have the highlights tonight at 11.
Bill Elliott won it in the very first year and now Jeff Gordon is the second
driver to win the Winston Million.
Gordon holding off Jeff Burton taking the checkered flag in the Mountain
Dew Southern 500.
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 and his car
owner Richard Childress said he was alert but groggy.
South Boston's Jeff Burton was having another strong run lead the race
after about 60 laps of the event.
Jeff 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.
Major League Baseball's interleague play continued today The Orioles
hosting the Mets in Baltimore.
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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//Baltimore//;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 ___ to ____.
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SUPER=333-Fair, With/Patchy AM Fog/58-62/Partly/Sunny/80-84;