French prosecutors say Princess Diana's driver
was drunk at the time of the crash.
One source says the former French Air Force pilot had three times as much
alcohol in his blood as French law allows.
((DR. BOB HOFFMAN/EMERGENCY ROOM PHYSICIAN: THE AVERAGE 170 TO 180 POUND MAN
WOULD HAVE TO DRINK SIX GLASSES OF WINE, A SIX PACK OF BEER OR SIX SHOTS OF
SUPER=01-Dr. Bob Hoffman/Emergency Room Physician;
OUT Q=of hard liquor."
Police have not yet questioned the bodyguard who survived.
Join us for News 7 at Eleven.
More details on the Princess Diana crash- including photos-
word from the doctor who first tried to save Diana-
and news that the driver was drunk.
Plus today's the day wages went up for 10 million Americans.
And a fan tumbles from the stands- trying to catch a ball.
News 7 is next.
A doctor who worked on Princess Diana at the crash site- says she was
unconscious and moaning.
He says photographers took pictures but did not interfere.
Meanwhile, a London newspaper-- quotes a lawyer for one of the
photographers- as saying they were following the car not chasing it.
They said the driver had taunted them earlier saying they would never be
able to catch him.
And today French prosecutors reported the driver was legally drunk.
Vicki Mabrey has more.
SUPER=01-Vicki Mabrey/CBS News;
OUT Q=CBS News
There is sympathy for the two boys left behind-
Diana's sons 15 year old William and 12 year old Harry.
Diana showed them the real world- She believed in showing emotion.
((ROSS BENSON/ROYAL WATCHER: SHE BELIEVED IN KISSING AND EMBRACING AND LAUGHTER
AND WHEN NECESSARY IN TEARS. THE FAMILY SHE MARRIED INTO BELIEVED IN NONE OF
SUPER=01-Ross Benson/Royal Watcher;
OUT Q=none of those things.
A friend of Prince Charles says while the prince may seem cold in public he
is a loving father.
((JONATHAN DIMBLEBY/FRIEND OF PRINCE CHARLES: HE CUDDLES THEM, HE HAS THEM ON
HIS LAP. HE TOUSELS THEIR HAIR, THEY HORSEPLAY, AND THEY MESS AROUND IN THE WAY
THAT HEALTHY PARENTS AND CHILDREN DO.))
SUPER=02-Jonathan Dimbleby/Prince Charles' Friend;
OUT Q=and children do."
Even so, the royals are taught NOT to show emotion- Many say the children
will be under pressure not to cry at their mother's funeral.
You can now "place your bets" at Colonial Downs.
More than 13 thousand people turned out for the opening of Virginia's first
modern day racetrack.
SUPER=03-New Kent Co.;
The 58-million dollar facility was ready for the horses -- bright and early
Colonial Downs will boast six weeks of racing this fall, while Maryland's
tracks close down to encourage it.
IN Q=I think
((I THINK VIRGINIA'S PAST READY FOR IT. YOU KNOW FOLKS LIKE ME IN THE HORSE
BUSINESS HAVE BEEN WORKING ON IT LITERALLY ALL THEIR LIVES. SO READY IS AN
UNDERSTATEMENT. I THINK PEOPLE ARE SO EXCITED YOU CAN HARDLY DESCRIBE IT. I
HAVE ONE GOAL FOR THE DAY. MY BIGGEST GOAL IS DON'T CRY ON TELEVISION.))
SUPER=01-Glenn Petty/Dir. of Horsemen Relations;
OUT Q=on television.
Live racing -- along with satellite wagering parlors -- are intended to
encourage Virginia's BILLION dollar a year horse industry.
A Danville civil rights group says there's corruption in the city police
department and group members are taking action to remedy the problem.
Christians Policing Against Corruption says the fatal shooting of an alleged
shoplifter Thursday has prompted their latest move.
Officer Dewey Hancock, Junior shot and killed the shoplifting suspect after
an altercation in a store parking lot.
Hancock is white; the suspect was black.
Executive Director of C-PAC Reverend Thomas Motley says this is the latest in
a long line of incidents where police have gone too far in trying to make an
Motley says his group is calling for the resignation of Danville Police Chief
IN Q=It is in our
((REV. THOMAS MOTLEY:IT IS IN OUR OPINION THAT HE HAS NOT DONE ENOUGH AS HIS
TENURE AS POLICE CHIEF TO COME AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY AND THE USE OF
EXCESSIVE AND DEADLY FORCE AGAINST AFRO-AMERICAN MALE CITIZEN HERE IN THE CITY
SUPER=01-Rev. Thomas Motley/C-PAC Exec. Director;
OUT Q=city of Danville
Chief Morris was unavailable for comment.
Previously Morris has denied allegations of corruption in his department.
On this labor day, many workers are seeing a pay raise.
The federal minimum wage went up today from four dollars and 75 cents an
hour- to five dollars fifteen cents an hour.
The forty cents an hour boost is the second phase of an increase approved
by Congress last summer.
The labor department says overall about 10 million workers will benefit
from the increase.
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((NAT SOUND BAGPIPES))
A rally for organized labor in Detroit-
Union members and leaders marched through the streets- including James
Hoffa, the man who's seeking the Teamsters' presidency.
((WELL BECAUSE ALL LABORS BACK TOGETHER MAN. WE HAVE SOLIDARITY BABY AND WE'RE
OUT SHOWING LABOR'S BACK AND WE'RE BACK BIG.))
SUPER=01-James P. Hoffa/Seeking Teamsters' Presidency;
OUT Q=we're back big.
Hoffa says unions speak for all workers, union members or not, setting
standards to get wages up and ensure health coverage.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
It's one of the fastest growing school systems in the area--but along with
those growing pains come plenty of problems. Coming up on News 7 at 11, we
begin a special series of reports on Bedford Schools.
and it was no holiday for the candidates for governor. They hit the
campaign trail in Buena Vista today, exchanging barbs.
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The barbs are getting thornier in Campaign '97.
All six of Virginia's candidates for statewide office made the fall trek to
Buena Vista to hustle votes along the parade route.
But the tone from the podium got markedly shriller in the race for governor.
SOT tape one 11:30:29
IN Q=And we
((DON BEYER: AND WE WILL BUILD THE WILL TO RESIST THOSE WHO WOULD HARM OUR
SCHOOLS, BY DENYING FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION AND GUIDANCE COUNSELORS TO CHILDREN.
WHO WOULD TURN AWAY GOALS 2000 EDUCATION DOLLARS. AND WHO WOULD DIVERT OUR
PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING TO PRIVATE AND RELIGIOUS SCHOOLS. ))
SOT TAPE TWO 11:43:05
((JIM GILMORE: THIS PAST YEAR HE HAD A CHANCE TO... WELFARE REFORM. FLIP AND
butt*butt TAPE TWO 11:43:33
((JIM GILMORE: HE OPPOSED OUR PAROLE REFORMATION EVERY STEP OF THE WAY. AND
NOW STANDS FOR THE PROPOSITION THAT WE SHOULD BE ROLLING BACK PAROLE FOR
NON-VIOLENT OFFENDERS. FLIP AND FLOP.))
OUT Q=flip and flop.
Jim Gilmore says education's his top priority... but his new signs tout only
his "no car tax" pledge.
Don Beyer's new signs boast his new theme: building the best Virginia.
GRAPHIC=G is for Growth
Another school year is underway, but it promises to be a rocky one behind
the scenes in Bedford County.
The school system's ongoing budget problems have angered parents and county
Tonight Steve Smallshaw has the first in a series of reports
TAKE FULLSCREEN "G IS FOR GROWTH"
"G is for Growth", looking into how the schools' financial picture has become
IN Q=Long before
SUPER=03-Bedford Co./File Tape; :00
SUPER=01-Bill Rolfe/Bedford Co. Administrator; :12
SUPER=10-Bob Crouch/Supervisor/May 19; :34
SUPER=01-Robert Bashore/Supervisor; :48
SUPER=01-Dr. John Kent/School Superintendent; 1:16
Long before the packed budget meetings, before the angry testimonials from
parents, teachers and students.. many could see the fiscal crisis in Bedford
County's school system was about to boil over.
IN Q=We knew there
((BILL ROLFE/COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR: WE KNEW THERE WAS A PROBLEM AT THE END OF
THE LAST FISCAL YEAR. WE TRIED TO HAVE THE AUDITORS EXPLAIN THAT TO EVERYBODY.
I THINK IT WAS NOT TAKEN AS SERIOUSLY AS IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN.))
OUT Q=should have been.
Things certainly got serious later on...when supervisors realized the school
system was carrying over hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid bills for
the THIRD straight year.
SOT 51:45 stock 171
IN Q=Dr. Kent
((BOB CROUCH/SUPERVISOR: DR. KENT ALLUDED TO THEY HAD SPENT APPROXIMATELY 700
THOUSAND DOLLARS. WHAT DO THEY INTEND TO DO WITH THIS?))
OUT Q=do with this?
The answers were seldom there.
Without knowing exactly how it was being spent, supervisors were hesitant to
give the school system more money.
IN Q=It was difficult
((ROBERT BASHORE/SUPERVISOR: IT WAS DIFFICULT TO GET DEFINITIVE SPECIFIC
ANSWERS AND THAT'S WHAT WE WERE WORKING TOWARDS MOST OF THE TIME.))
OUT Q=of the time.
But school officials say that's hard to do when you're preparing a budget 18
months in advance.
With the county population growing by leaps and bounds, a school division
saddled with dozens of unexpected students invariably needs more money than it
IN Q=I don't want
((JOHN KENT/SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: I DON'T WANT TO SAY IT'S A LACK OF
COMMUNICATION, MAYBE AS MUCH AS A LACK OF UNDERSTANDING OF THE NEEDS OF EACH
OTHER OR WHATEVER. I THINK THE INFORMATION IS THERE, BUT IT'S HOW YOU INTERPRET
AND UNDERSTAND THAT INFORMATION.))
OUT Q=that information.
But if there was a lack of understanding, much of the blame fell on John
Calls for his suspension or resignation went nowhere.. and for now, at
least, the CEO of the school division is here to stay.
IN Q=Anytime that
((JOHN KENT: ANYTIME THAT YOU HEAD AN ORGANIZATION, YOU'RE GOING TO BE A
LIGHTNING ROD FOR CRITICISM. AND IT'S NOT A PERFECT WORLD, I MEAN IT'S NOT AN
OUT Q=an easy job.
IN Q=I think we've
((BILL ROLFE: I THINK WE'VE GOT TO REMEMBER THAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT AN
ORGANIZATION THAT IS FAST APPROACHING SPENDING A MILLION DOLLARS A WEEK, IT'S A
BIG BUSINESS AND IT HAS TO BE TREATED AS SUCH. AND I THINK WHAT WE'RE SEEING
NOW IS THAT WE'RE GOING THROUGH SOME GROWING PAINS.))
OUT Q=some growing pains.
In part two of our series, we'll see how Bedford County is handling those
growing pains, and what this year's students can expect as they head back to
Steve Smallshaw, News7.))
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Another woman has left the ratline at V-M-I. We'll have details next on
News 7 at 11.
and a city sidewalk is a tempting canvas for one artist.
We'll sample his work.
MUSIC UP FULL
Jerry Falwell's church may join the Disney boycott.
The Southern Baptist Convention passed a resolution in June, urging its
members to refuse to buy Disney products or watch its TV shows and movies.
Falwell says his Thomas Road Baptist Church will consider a similar
resolution at a conference of pastors next month.
Falwell objects to two shows on ABC, which is owned by Disney: "Ellen", and
a program set to air this fall, called "Nothing Sacred."
There's one less woman enduring the rigors of the ratline at Virginia
School Spokesman Mike Strickler says three women and 28 men have dropped out
since school began two weeks ago.
Strickler would not identify the latest female to leave, but said it wasn't
the woman who complained a few days ago about being singled out.
This is the first year VMI has admitted women- after the Supreme Court ruled
it had to as long as it received state funding.
(Andrew ad lib)
Here's Patrick Evans with the September Almanac.
IN Q=Ah, those crisp
OUT Q=News 7 Weathercenter
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SUPER=331-Scattered Storms/Then Clear/65-69/Mostly/Sunny/88-92;
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In Cincinnati, Pete Rose was in the stands because his son Pete Rose Junior
was laboring on the field in his major league debut for the Reds.
Pete the 2nd went one for three with a single.
But even that duo was overshadowed by this occurrence.
Fan, Curtis Staker, falls out of the stands trying to catch a homerun ball.
He drops 20 feet and hits on his back and is carted off on a stretcher.
The 43 year old man is in fair condition with broken ribs.
America's premier tennis event will not have its premier men's player around
for the championship round.
In the fourth round, Pete Sampras was beaten by Petr Korda in a five set
marathon that was interrupted three times by showers.
SUPER=03-New York, NY/CBS; :00
Korda, who is a 29 year old lefthander, and seeded 15th in the tournament
nearly beat Sampras at Wimbledon.
Yesterday he overcame a number of obstacles to win it 6-7, 7-5, 7-6, 3-6, and
Sampras had won 11 of the previous 15 meetings between the two, including
their last five matches.
The top seed on the women's side, Martina Hingis had a much easier day
reaching the quarterfinals with a 6-love and 6-2 win over Florencia Labat.
49ers perennial all-pro Jerry Rice has played in 189 consecutive regular
season games, but Sunday's loss to Tampa Bay was his last this season.
Rice hurt his left knee on this reverse.
And he suffered what is known as the "Terrible Triad" - the worst knee injury
Rice had surgery yesterdat to repair a torn medial collateral ligament, a
torn anterior cruciate ligament, and torn medial meniscus cartilage.
IN Q="The prognosis...
((STEVE MARIUCCI/49ERS HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Steve Mariucci/49ers Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...THE SEASON."
Prior to this injury, the 11 time all-pro had never missed a game because of
Dale Earnhardt is out of the hospital tonight, but doctors still aren't sure
what put him there.
Earnhardt spent last night at the McLeod regional medical center in Florence,
South Carolina after double vision, and blackout-like symptoms forced him out
of yesterday's race on the first lap.
The CAT scan performed on him was negative, but doctors are forbidding him
from driving until they can conduct more tests this week.
The Lynchburg Hillcats have advanced to the Carolina League's championship
series after disposing of Frederick last night.
The Cats didn't have a hit until the eighth inning.
Finally in the 9th, Aramis Ramirez hit a two run homer to give Lynchburg the
game 3-to-2 and series 2 games to none.
Lynchburg now hosts Kinston in game one of the best of five final Wednesday
night at seven.
The big leagues were all interleagues with the Yankees and Phils getting the
Labor day swinging started.
SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/Yankees vs. Phils; :00
Yanks' owner George Steinbrenner on the front row at the Vet wearing a
turtleneck on a 95 degree day and watching a not so hot pitcher in Hideki
Irabu gave up five runs on nine hits in just over 3 innings as the Phillies
beat the Yankees 5-to-1.
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SUPER=03-Ft. Lauderdale, FL/Orioles vs. Marlins; :00
The Yanks blew another chance to make up ground on the Orioles who suffered
their third straight loss.
The Marlins beat the O's 10-to-4 at Pro Player stadium thanks to this three
run homer by Cliff Floyd and a grand slam from Devon White.
GRAPHIC=BIG EAST FB
Virginia Tech quarterback Al Clark did more than just embarrass Rutgers with
his running and passing on Saturday.
SUPER=03-Piscataway, NJ/ESPN; :00
He also caught the attention of officials in the Big East.
Today, he was named the league's offensive player of the week after passing
for 147 yards and running for 118 more.
Clark is the first Tech quarterback to top the century mark in both passing
and running in his first start since Steve Casey in 1976.
Still to come tonight, the night after the Skins' opening night win in
Steve Mason checks in with comments from both sides and a look at how neither
team played like it did last season.
At this time last night the smoke was just clearing at Ericsson Stadium in
Charlotte after the Skins 24-to-10 win over the Panthers.
Tonight Steve Mason takes a look back at their season opener for both teams.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Charlotte/Redskins vs. Panthers; :00
SUPER=01-Terry Allen/Scored Two Touchdowns; :12
SUPER=01-Norv Turner/Redskins Head Coach; :34
SUPER=01-Gus Frerotte/Redskins Quarterback; :43
SUPER=01-Anthony Johnson/25 Carries, 134 Yards; :58
SUPER=01-Darrell Green/Redskins Cornerback; 1:28
SUPER=01-Eric Davis/Panthers Cornerback; 1:52
OUT Q=...news 7 sports"
((Terry Allen and the Redskins rolled into Charlotte and did what no other
NFL team could; beat the Panthers at Erickson Stadium.
Allen generated 141 yards on the ground against last years 8th rated defense.
While Gus Frerotte's 10 for 27; 147 yard numbers were hardly as impressive;
he lead a young offense that played turnover free football.
The one bright spot for Carolina; running back Anthony Johnson; whose 134
yard outing was a career and a franchise high.
With Kerry Collins still nursing a broken jaw; the usually steady armed Steve
Beuerlein faltered in his place; stumbling through a 108 yard, 2 interception
A unit that would bend but not break; allowing 262 yards and a fourth quarter
24 yard Wesley walls touchdown. But the key statistic; 17 Redskins points off 4
Next week; The Panthers travel to Atlanta; while the Redskins face the
Steelers on the road, in Charlotte; Steve Mason, news 7 sports.))
It's called graffiti to some-
street painting to others.
SUPER=03-New York City;
Artist Hani has left his mark on streets around the world.
The Palestinian's brought the 16th century Italian tradition to New York.
((HANI/STREET PAINTER: I FEEL LIKE THERE'S MORE NEEDED HER THAN ANYWHERE. THERE
IS VERY LITTLE ART IN THIS CITY.
ALL BIG HUGE TALL BUILDINGS, GREY.))
OUT Q=tall buildings, grey."
Hani's latest job- is replicating the work of basketball star and painter
Patrick Ewing at an unveiling ceremony for Ewing's art credit card.