Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Melanie Moon has the day off.
The world is still trying to come to terms with the sudden death of Princess
Diana over the weekend.
Thousands of mourners are placing flowers and cards in front of her
residence, Kensington Palace.
Many British residents bought up papers on their way to work today, still
not believing their beloved Princess is gone.
Lee Cowan joins us now with more on this story.
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((IT IS YET ANOTHER TRAGIC TURN IN THE STORY THAT HAS GRIPPED THE WORLD. AS
DIANA'S FANS REMEMBER THEIR PRINCESS IN THEIR OWN PERSONAL WAY, THE WORD FROM
INVESTIGATORS IN PARIS IS THAT DIANA'S DRIVER, AN EMPLOYEE OF THE RITZ HOTEL
WHERE SHE HAD HER LAST MEAL, WAS PROBABLY DRUNK. WHILE THE FINGER OF BLAME
FOR THE ACCIDENT HAS BEEN POINTED REPEATEDLY AT PHOTOGRAPHERS TRYING TO SNAP A
PICTURE, A PARIS PROSECUTOR TODAY ISSUED A STATEMENT SAYING THE PRINCESS'
DRIVER HAD A CRIMINALLY HIGH BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL, THOUGH HE WOULDN'T SAY
EXACTLY WHAT IT WAS. LONDONERS OUTSIDE HARROD'S DEPARTMENT STORE REACTED
QUICKLY TO THE NEWS.
MEANWHILE, LINE FORMED EARLY TODAY OUTSIDE THE CHAPEL ROYAL OF ST. JAMES'S
PALACE, WHERE DIANA'S BODY RESTS. THESE ARE THE PEOPLE DIANA TOUCHED,
EVERYDAY PEOPLE WHO SAW HER AS THEIR PRINCESS. AFTER PASSING THROUGH METAL
DETECTORS THEY ARE ALLOWED TO SIGN ONE OF 4 CONDOLENCE BOOKS AND PAY THEIR
RESPECTS. THE BODY WILL REMAIN HERE UNTIL SATURDAY'S FUNERAL AT WESTMINSTER
OUTSIDE HARROD'S DEPARTMENT STORE OUTSIDE BUCKINGHAM PALACE EVEN AT THE SCENE
OF SATURDAY'S HORRIBLE ACCIDENT IN PARIS DIANA'S FANS HAVE SAID IT WITH
FLOWERS-WE WILL MISS YOU.
(SOT, FROM OSLO MEETING, "MOMENT OF SILENCE" ETC.)
AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BANNING LANDMINES OPENED WITH A MOMENT OF
SILENCE FOR DIANA, WHO LED A CAMPAIGN TO BAN MINES WORLDWIDE. ))
People in the Roanoke Valley also expressed their grief over the death of
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.
Political leaders and Hollywood celebrities alike joined the world in their
grief over Princess Diana.
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A saddened Elizabeth Taylor blamed the paparazzi, saying she knows what it
is like to be chased for her photograph.
On the other side of the globe, Russian President Boris Yeltsin offered his
sympathies to Britain.
Yeltsin said Diana did a lot for Russia, and that her charity work was an
example from which wealthy Russians could learn.
Meanwhile, Yeltsin announced today he does NOT plan to run again when his
term expires in the year 2000.
He gave no indication of what he intends to do next.
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Gunfire on a Blacksburg dance floor left one man dead and landed three
brothers in jail.
The shooting happened at a popular local night spot frequented by Virginia
Tech students called Arnold's Sandwiches.
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
Florida died on the scene.
Another man from Mississippi was hospitalized with injuries.
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 and
identical twins Terry and Kerry Scales on murder charges.
The horses will soon be out of the gate at Colonial Downs in New Kent
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The races will mark the opening of a six-week season of live racing. But
there are still a lot of finishing touches to complete the new 55-million
dollar race track.
About 12-million dollars in wagers is expected for the inaugural season.
Most income comes from off-track betting.
Labor Day means a day off for most American workers.
But today ALSO marks a pay increase for seven million employees.
The federal minimum wage goes up to five dollars and 15- cents an hour,
Fast food workers, retail clerks, and others will earn 40- cents an hour on
The pay hike is part of the second phase of an increase Congress approved
The bodies of three women and two children were recovered from the
Chesapeake Bay at about four this morning.
Authorities would not release the ages of the victims, but said one of them
was an infant.
They were killed this weekend after their car flipped off the Chesapeake Bay
Police say the driver was trying to pass another car and lost control.
The vehicle was then struck by a car, and went over the rail.
Two of the women were from Hampton.
Virginia's campaign '97 is unofficially on its way.
Buena Vista annual labor day parade will wind down Magnolia Avenue today
from the local high school to Glen Maury Park.
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All six major-party candidates for the state's top three offices are
expected to attend -- including Democrat Don Beyer and Republican Jim Gilmore,
the two contenders for governor.
And not far from Buena Vista, in Lexington...
one female rat is claiming she being singled out for unfair treatment at
Virginia Military Institute.
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 upperclassman."
Her penalty will be some calisthenics.
One former Danville resident wrote us to say 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.))
Freshman at Averett learned a lesson in volunteering.
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((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.))
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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.
Many people will be lighting up the grill today for Labor Day barbecues.
Keeping the food safe and clean is a top concern.
Health Check's Connie Stevens has some safe cooking tips.
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.))
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New tax laws have ushered in a new type of Individual Retirement Account, or
Here's Len Besthoff with this week's edition of Common Sense.
IN Q=For the
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OUT Q=the newsdesk.
SOT 15:16:35 COMMON SENSE I
IN Q=For the
((For the next few weeks on Common Sense, we'll be talking about the Taxpayer
Relief Act of 1997. It has a number of provisions that you may be interested
in because it could save you money. One of them is something called the Roth
I-R-A, and Gary Duerk with Brown, Edwards, and Company will explain.))
OUT Q=will explain.
SOT COMMON SENSE I TOT 14:35:32
IN Q=Well the Roth
((GARY DUERK/CPA-BROWN, EDWARDS & CO.: WELL THE ROTH I-R-A IS NEW FOR 1998.
AND IT ALLOWS A TAXPAYER TO MAKE A NON- DEDUCTIBLE 2000- DOLLAR CONTRIBUTION TO
THE I-R-A. AND FROM THE WAY I READ IT THE HUSBAND CAN DO IT AND ALSO THE
SPOUSE. THE EARNINGS ARE TAX- DEFERRED. BUT IF YOU LEAVE THEM IN THERE FOR AT
LEAST FIVE YEARS, YOU CAN WITHDRAW THEM UNDER THREE CIRCUMSTANCES. ONE BEING
OVER AGE 59-AND-A-HALF, OR IF YOU HAVE TO WITHDRAW DUE TO A DISABILITY OR FIRST
TIME HOME PURCHASE, ALL THE DISTRIBUTIONS COME OUT TAX FREE, SO THAT'S A PRETTY
GOOD BENEFIT YOU CAN HAVE.))
OUT Q=you can have.
SOT 15:18:21 COMMON SENSE I
IN Q=One thing to remember with the
((One thing to remember with the Roth I-R-A, if a couple has an adjusted gross
income of over 150- thousand- dollars, it does not qualify. I'm Len Besthoff
with this week's edition of Common Sense, let's send it back to the newsdesk.))
OUT Q=the newsdesk.))
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Lynchburg Hillcats took on the Frederick Keys last night in game one of
their best of three Northern Division series.
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Keys vs. Hillcats;
Bronson 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.
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.
The Washington Redskins dished out some capitol punishment in Charlotte
last night; beating the Carolina Panthers 24 to 10.
Steve Mason and photographer Greg Moore have a recap from Erickson Stadium.
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SUPER=01-Norv Turner/Redskins Head Coach; :14
SUPER=01-Terry Allen/25 Carries, 141 Yards; :57
SUPER=01-Eric Davis/Panthers Cornerback; 1:06
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Tiki Barber scored the first touchdown of his pro career and the New York
Giants opened with a 31 to 17 win over Philadelphia.
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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.
That's all for this Labor Day edition of News 7 at noon.
Hope you have a safe and enjoyable afternoon.
We leave you now with another look at the woman known as the "People's
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