In Paris this afternoon controversy continues to swirl around the
photographers who pursued Diana to the crash site.
A French newspaper reports the first officer on the scene couldn't get to
the victims because photographers were blocking him.
Meantime, a second round of toxicology tests shows the driver of Diana's car
had a blood alcohol level nearly four times the legal limit in France.
In London, Preparations are well underway for Saturday's procession and
funeral for Princess Diana.
And while England prepares for the final farewell, many questions are being
asked about the involvement, or lack of, by Buckingham Palace.
Lee cowan is in London with the latest.
GRAPHIC=WIPE TO LIVE
*****take from newspath*****
OUT Q=CBS News London.
((AMID THE SADNESS, THERE IS NOW SOME ANGER HERE.
AS THOUSANDS FLOCK TO PAY THEIR LAST RESPECTS-- THERE ARE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE
SILENCE AND ABSENCE OF THE HEADS OF THE ROYAL FAMILY.
(SOT, NO NAME)
OUTSIDE AN EMPTY BUCKINGHAM PALACE-- A BARE FLAGPOLE-- NOTHING AT HALF-MAST TO
EVEN SYMBOLIZE A GRIEVING ROYAL FAMILY. THEY ARE ALL AT BALMORAL CASTLE IN
SCOTLAND KEEPING A STIFF UPPER LIP TO BE SURE-- IN THE TRUE ROYAL TRADITION OF
THIS THOUSAND YEAR OLD MONARCHY.
DIANA'S BODY WILL SIT SILENT AND ALONE IN THE CHAPEL ROYAL UNTIL SOMETIME ON
FRIDAY-- WHEN PRINCE CHARLES AND HIS TWO SONS WILL VISIT PRIVATELY FOR THE
FIRST TIME SINCE THE PRINCESS ARRIVED HOME.
(NATSOT, BUILDING BLEACHERS)
PREPARATIONS FOR THE FUNERAL CONTINUE-- INCLUDING SPECULATION THAT DIANA'S
LONGTIME FRIEND ELTON JOHN MAY PERFORM AT WESTMINSTER ABBEY.... AN UNUSUAL
COMINGLING OF POP CULTURE AND ROYAL POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE.
THE COURTEGE ROUTE FOR THE PRINCESS' COFFIN HAS BEEN EXTENDED A BIT TO HELP
ACCOMODATE THE THRONGS OF PEOPLE NOW PREDICTED TO SWELL TO AS MANY AS TWO
MILLION BY EARLY SATURDAY MORNING. BEHIND HIS MOTHER'S COFFIN, THE TEEN WHO
WILL SOMEDAY BE KING-- A SHY BOY WHO SEEMS TO LOATHE PUBLICITY-- WILL THIS
WEEKEND BE AT THE CENTER OF THE WORLD'S ATTENTION.
(COWAN STANDUP CLOSE, DEALING WITH BUCKINGHAM PALACE'S STATEMENT TODAY OF
THANKS FOR THE OUTPOURING OF EMOTION, ETC.)))
Many celebrities are reacting to Diana's death by lashing out the Paparazzi,
known in Hollywood as the the stalkarazzi.
SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;
Yesterday T-V and film star George Clooney accused the paparazzi of breaking
laws to sell their pictures and accused the tabloids that print them of being
accessories to crime.
(( CLOONEY:THE SAME MAGAZINES
AND PROGRAMS THAT CREATE THESE EVENTS, CAUSING CONFRONTATIONS, AND THEN
FILMING THEM, WELL, YOU MUST BE EXHILARATED. YOU BOUGHT AND PAID FOR ONE OF THE
GREATEST NEWS STORIES OF THE YEAR. BUT FOR YOUR SUCCESS YOU SHOULD BE
OUT Q=be accountable.
Clooney has long waged a battle with Paramount over the methods its
photographers use for entertainment and tabloid shows like "Entertainment
Tonight" and "Hard Copy".
GRAPHIC=WIPE WIPE WIPE
Two supermarkets says they might pull tabloids from their shelves.
The Winn Dixie chain and Thriftway supermarkets will not sell any magazine
showing pictures of the crash victims.
One Washington and Lee journalism professor says the public should be
careful about confusing paparazzi photographers with journalists.
IN Q=The public almost
((LOUIS HODGES/JOURNALISM ETHICS PROFESSOR; THE PUBLIC ALMOST NEVER MAKES THE
DISTINCTION. IT IS JOURNALIST THAT ARE BLAMED FOR THE MISCONDUCT OF JOURNALIST
MANAGERS, PEOPLE WHO OWN THE STATIONS AND PEOPLE WHO MANAGE FROM THE BUSINESS
SIDE OF IT. SO YES PEOPLE IN JOURNALISM WILL BE CRITICIZED, I THINK WRONGLY.))
SUPER=01-Louis Hodges/Journalism Ethics Professor;
OUT Q=I think wrongly
Hodges says it would be impossible to legally restrict the paparazzi without
hurting the mainstream press in the process.
The Danville police department is under attack from a second civil rights
group for shooting a black male last week.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Tina/Microwave
Tina Tenret joins us live from our Danville newsroom with the full story.
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference is accusing the Danville police
department of what it called racial genocide.
Reverend William Avon Keene says young white officers are afraid of black
males based on racist stereotypes, so they shoot too quickly.
IN Q=We must stop the killing
((REV. WILLIAM AVON KEEN: WE MUST STOP THE KILLING THROUGH GENOCIDAL POLICE
JUSTICE, WHEN THE TRIGGER BECOMES THE TRIAL AND THE BULLET BECOMES THE JURY.))
SUPER=01-Rev. William Avon Keen/SCLC;
OUT Q=becomes the jury
SUPER=03-Danville/August 28; :11
Last week a white police officer named Dewey Hancock Junior shot a black
shoplifting suspect in a struggle over the officer's gun.
State police say the alleged shoplifter had already sprayed Hancock with his
own pepper mace.
But Reverend Keen says stealing does not warrant the death penalty, and
Officer Hancock did not need to kill the man.
IN Q=Police officers
((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF: Police officers... someone for doing that
OUT Q=for doing that
Reverend Keen points to three times when a white officer shot a black male,
but police say they were all in self-defense.
State police are currently investigating last week's shooting and they still
do not know the dead man's name.
Reverend Keen says his sources say the man was David Pryor of New York City.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Tina/Microwave
((Question: what was the tone between the police chief and the S-C-L-C this
A one- year- old boy is the soul survivor of jetliner crash today in
The Vietnam Airlines jet went down in a rice field about a half mile from
the runway during a heavy downpour, clipping palm trees and exploding into
Sixty-five of the 66 on board were killed.
The child who survived has a broken leg, but is hospitalized in stable
Sinn Fein Leader Gerry Adams is at the White House today seeking U-S money
and support for the Irish Republican Army.
Adams began his five day trip
to the United States yesterday when he arrived in New York.
He called the upcoming talks for North Ireland the best opportunity for
peace in this century.
SUPER=03-New York, NY;
Last week the British government agreed to allow Sinn Fein, the
I-R-A's political wing, to participate in peace talks.
(( JERRY ADAMS: THERE ARE SOME IN
VERY HIGH PLACES THAT SAY THAT A UNITED IRELAND ISN'T POSSIBLE. WE WANT TO
MAKE IT VERY CLEAR THAT A UNITED IRELAND IS NOT ONLY POSSIBLE, BUT IS GOING TO
BECOME REALITY. ))
SUPER=01-Gerry Adams/Sinn Fein;
OUT Q=of the situation.
Adams will attend fundraising events in New York, San Francisco and Chicago.
The Virginians stationed in Bosnia are on their way home.
Members of the 246th Field Artillery, based in Danville, have finished their
six-month tour of duty.
The Virginia National Guard unit is in Hungary right now.
They are scheduled to spend a few days in Germany before leaving next week
for Fort Benning, Georgia.
The troops are due back in Danville sometime during the week of September
TAPE# From tape 597-30
More bad news for smokers.
It's now going to cost about
seven cents more for a pack of cigarettes.
The wholesale increase is the second this year.
It comes as the tobacco industry tries to raise billions of dollars for
smoking lawsuit settlements.
Family members posted bond for two Martinsville brothers charged with
murdering a man inside a Blacksburg restaurant.
Leon and Kerry Scales are free on 100- thousand dollars bond each.
They're charged with shooting and killing 30- year old Richard Bullard of
Their brother, Terry, is still in jail but is expected to be released later
((DUTTON OLINGER/DEFENSE ATTORNEY:THEY DID NOT HAVE QUITE ENOUGH COLLATERAL TO
BOND THE OTHER ONE OUT FOR HIS 100-THOUSAND DOLLARS BUT THEY DO HAVE RELATIVES
AND FRIENDS AND THEY PLAN TO BOND HIM OUT TODAY, ALL OF THIS IS DONE ON
PROPERTY BONDS WHERE PEOPLE PUT UP THEIR PROPERTY BELIEVING THAT THEY WILL
APPEAR IN COURT AS SCHEDULED.))
SUPER=01-Dutton Olinger/Defense Attorney; :00
OUT Q=as scheduled.
The shooting happened early Sunday morning inside Arnold's restaurant.
Police believe a dispute on the dance floor led to the shooting.
A second man was also shot and wounded.
Now visitors and residents to Roanoke can once again see the Mill Mountain
Star shining at night, but getting information on the attraction may be more
The cast iron sign detailing the history of the Star is broken off at the
City workers at the park said it had been vandalized, but city officials say
it might have been broken by contractors renovating the star.
Other parts of the park have suffered damage... a new sign by the walkway
And someone picked up a picnic table and threw it off the new overlook.
Some Roanoke County residents may be breaking the law without even realizing
Two dogs may compliment your home, but according to the county, once you
have three, you're running a kennel.
Andrew Freiden has the story.
IN Q=NAT SOUND
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Cathy Bane/Dog Owner; :15
SUPER=01-Tim Bane/Dog Owner; :35
SUPER=01-Greg Reese/Dog Owner; :58
SUPER=01-Horace McPherson/County Resident; 1:08
OUT Q=news 7 roanoke county.
(( Tim Bane has a court date Wednesday morning-- he's charged with violating a
County law that says if you have more than two dogs on your property, you're
running a kennel.
And to qualify for the kennel permit you need at least one acre of land.
((CATHY BANE: IT'S NOT POSTED AT THE VET, THE KENNELS, THEY OCCASIONALLY RUN
IT ON THE GOVERNMENT ACCESS CHANNEL.))
The Banes didn't even know about the law, until a neighbor called the police
in July...saying the dogs were being noisy.
An Animal control officer showed up the next day-- and gave Tim Bane a
summons to appear in court.
((TIM BANE: WE'RE THINKING POSITIVELY WE'RE PRAYING EVERY NIGHT, WE HAVE BEEN
EVERY NIGHT SINCE JULY 8, THAT SOMEHOW, SOME WAY, WE'LL FIND A WAY TO KEEP OUR
The Board of Supervisors has since voted 5-0 to raise the limit to Three
dogs, which would allow the Banes to keep Chipper, Bubba, and Frisco.
Last night, the County Planning commission heard public input.
And another 3 dog owner agreed.
((GREG REESE: WE HAVE NO INTENTION OF GETTING RID OF ANY OF OUR 3 DAY IF WE
HAVE TO MOVE OUT OT THE COUNTY, WE'LL DO THAT. ))
But one citizen says the BARK is worse than the bite.
((HORACE MCPHERSON: THEY WANT MORE DOGS-- THAT'S GOING TO COME MORE BARKING,
The Commission eventually agreed with the Banes...
((GIMMEE FIVE, CHIPPER ))
Andrew Frieden, News 7, Roanoke County.))
The Board of Supervisors is set to vote on the ordinance again at the end of
GRAPHIC=College of Health Sciences
Roanoke's College of Health Sciences is getting more financial help from the
Congressman Rick Boucher presented the college with a check for more than
It's aimed at providing more training for physician assistants-- who can
provide up to 80-percent of the health care services offered by medical
Services that are especially valuable to rural areas.
IN Q=Many of the families
((RICK BOUCHER/9TH DISTRICT CONGRESSMAN: MANY OF THE FAMILIES LIVING IN THESE
COMMUNITIES MUST TRAVEL FOR UP TO TWO HOURS OVER NARROW, WINDING ROADS TO REACH
A PHYSICIAN. NOT ONLY ARE THESE FAMILIES LESS LIKELY TO SEEK PREVENTIVE CARE,
THEY ARE OFTEN UNABLE TO OBTAIN URGENTLY NEEDED MEDICAL TREATMENT. ))
OUT Q=medical treatment.
SS=College of Health Sciences
The College of Health Sciences first class of Physician Assistants enters
the program this fall, and graduates in two years.
The Explore Park in Roanoke County already has hiking in addition to its
But pretty soon it will add BIKING to its list of activities.
Explore's new executive director unveiled plans this morning to construct a
mountain biking trail system within the park.
IN Q=It's something
((ROGER ELLMORE/EXPLORE PARK EXEC. DIRECTOR: IT'S SOMETHING THAT WE THINK WILL
BE A REAL GOOD FAMILY ACTIVITY, AND MAKE IT SOMETHING THAT WILL BE A GOOD
ACTIVITY TO BRING PEOPLE IN THE VALLEY UP INTO EXPLORE PARK ON A REGULAR
SUPER=01-Roger Ellmore/Explore Park Executive Director;
OUT Q=regular basis.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape;
The biking trails will NOT intersect with the historic areas at Explore.
The park says this is part of a larger plan focusing on its recreational
Explore may eventually add horseback riding trails as well.
This spring it initiated a public fishing program on its river front
SUPER=330-Clearing Skies/Breezy & Cool/50-55/Sunny &/Much Cooler/68-72;
SUPER=331-Mostly Clear/Wind N 15/50-55/Sunny Skies/Fall Temperatures/70-73;
SUPER=332-Gradual Clearing/Cooling Off/45-50/Sunny &/Cooler/65-69;
SUPER=333-Clearing Up/Wind N 10-15/45-49/Mostly Sunny/Staying Cool/65-69;
SUPER=334-Clear, Near/Record Lows/42-46/Mostly/Sunny/62-66;
Second seed Michael Chang has moved into the quarterfinals of the U-S Open
with a five-set win over Cedric
But Andre Agassi's comeback attempt fell short as the former champion lost
to Patrick Rafter in four sets.
On the women's side American Venus Williams moved into the semifinals
ousting Sandrine Testud (tehs-TOO') in straight sets.
SUPER=03-New York, NY/USA;
Monica Seles won't be playing in the semis.
The number two seed was defeated yesterday by Irina Spirlea (spur-LAY'-uh)
6-7, 7-6 and 6-3.
TAPE#=net (edit of R-37)
Rick Mast's charity benefit for the Rockbridge Free Clinic was a big hit
Steve Mason says, while the purpose was raising money for medical services,
the prognosis of featured guest Dale Earnhardt was on many fan's minds.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Darlington, SC/ESPN; :06
SUPER=01-Dale Earnhardt/6th in Winston Cup Points; :14
SUPER=01-Rick Mast/Charity Event Founder; 1:03
SUPER=01-Ward Burton/MBNA Pontiac Driver; 1:14 QUICK
OUT Q=...News 7 sports"
and finally today,
One clown is unicyciling cross country for charity.
"Tator" is attempting to get into the guiness book of records by pedaling
about four-thousand miles from Oregon to Florida.
During his two month trip, he'll stop at Shriner's Children's Hospitals to
raise money for the organization.
He's shooting for the round figure of ten-thousand dollars.
No word on whether his cross-country path will bring him through our area.