Up Next on News 7--
The nun who spent most of her life
working among the world's poor died of a heart attack today.
A look back at the life of Mother Theresa.
In Great Britain-- The funeral of Princess Diana is just hours away--
millions are expected to jam the streets of London.
News 7 is next.
World leaders are joining humble
admirers-- mourning the death of the nun who spent a lifetime caring for the
Mother Teresa died today at 87.
A rare occassion-- as Queen Elizabeth took to the airwaves today,
addressing Great Britain's loss.
Millions are expected to jam the streets-- many are already camped out near
Westminster Abbey for Princess Diana's funeral.
Coverage of the procession begins shortly after 2 a.m. on CBS-- with the
actual funeral scheduled for 6 a.m.
Join us for News 7 at Eleven.
Good Evening, I'm Connie Stevens, sitting in tonight for Jean Jadhon.
Mother Teresa died today in Calcutta after years of illnesses
that took her in and out of hospitals.
She was 87 years old.
Lee Cowan reports it was just a few days ago when we last heard from the
woman many people considered a living Saint.
IN Q=It was just Sunday
SUPER=04-June, 1997; :56
SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting; 1:20
OUT Q=Lee Cowan, CBS News
It was just Sunday a very frail Mother Teresa expressed her sadness about
the death of Princess Diana.
MOTHER TERESA: SHE HAD A GREAT LOVE FOR THE POOR.
She could have been talking about herself.
The eighty-seven year old Roman
Catholic nun devoted her life to helping the downtrodden, winning the Nobel
Peace Prize in 1979 for her service to the poor.
PRESIDENT CLINTON: LIKE EVERYONE WHO EVER MET HER I WAS PROFOUNDLY MOVED BY HER
Mother Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity, a religious order whose
members comforted the destitute, sheltered abandoned infants, soothed the
ulcers of lepers and took care of the insane.
She created a global network for
the poor, including one of the first homes for AIDS victims. Sisters of
Charity around the world prayed for her soul.
Hers was a powerful voice for conservative values. She travelled as an
envoy for Pope John Paul ll, arguing passionately against abortion,
contraception and divorce.
Mother Teresa had heart problems for many years, yet the news of her death,
just days after Princess Diana's, left admirers around the world stunned.
Less than three months ago, the two women met in New York and shared their
common interest in aiding people who needed help.
I CAN'T BELIEVE IT ETC
Mother Teresa died at her convent in Calcutta.
Her doctor said Her heart, which held up for all those years, suddenly gave
Lee Cowan, CBS News, London.))
An extraordinary day in Great Britian saw the Queen of England
make a televised speech, throngs of royal subjects reach out to touch Princess
...And pictures of Diana just minutes before she was killed in the crash.
Liz Mullen reports.
IN Q=What I say
SUPER=07-Queen Elizabeth; :29
SUPER=01-Liz Mullen/Reporting; 1:40
OUT Q=Liz Mullen, CBS News, London.
WHAT I SAY TO YOU KNOW AS YOUR QUEEN AND A GRANDMOTHER I SAY FROM MY HEART.
FIRST I WANT TO PAY TRIBUTE TO DIANA MYSELF.
Queen Elizabeth's words-- marked a moment in history... only once before has a
monarch addressed the british public live on television... but then, perhaps
never before has there been an outpouring-- an outcry like the one following
Princess Diana's sudden death last weekend.
QUEEN ELIZABETH: I FOR ONE BELIEVE THERE ARE LESSONS TO BE DRAWN FROM HER LIFE
AND FROM THE EXTRAORDINARY AND MOVING REACTION TO HER DEATH.
The lessons: the royal family can no longer remain aloof and inaccessible.
Diana changed the face of royalty in this country forever.
At Kensington Palace where the Princess lived, her sons, Prince William and
Prince Harry joined their father greeting an eager and loving public....
anxious to console them.
And just one day before the princess is to be buried-- Dodi Al Fayed's
father released surveillance video of the couple's final moments alive...
leaving the Ritz Hotel in Paris to go on that fatefull car ride.
Today it was a hearse that transported diana's body back to Kensington
Palace, in preparation for tomorrow's procession and funeral.
In a last minute change of plans... the Spencer family has decided to bury
her on the family estate-- on a small island in the middle of a lake ... the
privacy she always craved.
Liz Mullen, CBS News London.))
CBS will begin its coverage of Princess Diana's funeral at 2:05 in the
morning with the actual funeral scheduled for 6 a.m.
A woman is in custody, suspected of murdering an 88-year old Roanoke County
Police arrested 41-year old Barbara Anderson and charged her with first
degree murder in connection with the case.
Officials were called to the home of James Henry Leslie Beane following
reports of a disturbance early this morning.
Police say the two were acquaintances.
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IN Q=This was not
((DET.CHRIS NIELSEN/ROANOKE CO. POLICE: THIS WAS NOT A BREAK-IN. AT THIS POINT
WE ARE NOT SURE OF A MOTIVE THAT IS STILL ACTIVELY UNDER INVESTIGATION.))
SUPER=01-Det. Chris Nielsen/Roanoke Co. Police;
OUT Q=under investigation.
Beane apparently died from blunt trauma over much of his body.
Two former Virginia Tech football players charged with rape will NOT face a
jury or jail time.
James Crawford and Brian Edmonds reached a plea agreement with prosecutors
late this afternoon.
The two men were charged with rape and attempted forcible sodomy for
allegedly attacking a woman at a party.
The men were prepared to take their case to a jury trial Monday.
But late today they entered a plea to a lesser charge of "attempted
aggravated sexual battery"-- which is a class 6- felony.
IN Q=They recognized
SUPER=01-Bev Davis/Edmonds' Attorney; :00
SUPER=01-Skip Schwab/Assist. Commonwealth's Atty.; :14
OUT Q=to present evidence.
As part of the agreement-- Crawford and Edmonds were fined and placed on
They'll also have to pay 500- dollars to two local women's resource centers.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Another group wants to block Norfolk Southern's takeover of Conrail, we'll
have that in a moment.
And we'll tell you why some Roanoke residents are afraid the city's new trash
cans are simply too much.
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A man convicted of killing his sister's boyfriend will serve the maximum
sentence for the crime.
Eric Waller was sentenced today to serve 14 years and nine months in a
penitentiary for shooting Marvin Williams at a house on Grayson Avenue on
Mothers Day 19-96.
Waller's mother testified this afternoon on her son's behalf saying he's a
quiet and considerate boy.
She says the murder was completely out of character for Waller.
IN Q=He said mom
((BETTY WILSON:HE SAID COME ON MOM TAKE ME DOWNTOWN. I SAID FOR WHAT. HE SAID
ME AND CHICKEN GOT INTO IT AND I SHOT HIM. I SAID BOY QUIT PLAYING WITH ME, CUZ
ERIC JOKES A LOT AND THEN WHEN I TURNED AROUND AND LOOKED AT HIS FACE I SAID
HE'S FOR REAL. HE SAID COME ON MOM, TAKE ME DOWNTOWN.))
SUPER=01-Betty Wilson/Waller's Mother; RUNS=:17
OUT Q=take me downtown
Waller says he shot Williams because he felt threatened by him.
He says he confronted Williams for beating and shooting at his sister.
Federal regulators won't make a final decision on a three- way merger
between Norfolk Southern, C-S-X and Conrail until at least next June.
And the line of groups opposing the deal has become a little longer.
Len Besthoff has the story.
IN Q=Rail unions
SUPER=01-Pate King/Chmn. NS General Chairman's Assoc.; :28
OUT Q=LB, News-7.
(( Rail unions from Norfolk Southern, C-S-X, and Conrail have banded together
to oppose the deal between the three companies.
They say the joint takeover of Conrail calls for more than the 2000 job cuts
The unions believe our area, for example, may join the list of places taking
a big hit.
Southwest and Central Virginia, plus the border counties of West Virginia
have over 3000 N-S employees.
IN Q=As I read
((PATE KING/CHMN. NS GENERAL CHAIRMAN'S ASSOC.: AS I READ THE OPERATING PLAN,
ANY NET INCREASES THAT I WOULD ANTICIPATE ARE NOT IN THE ROANOKE AREA. IT
WOULD APPEAR TO ME THAT VIRGINIA, SPECIFICALLY ROANOKE, IS GONNA BE THE
SACRIFICIAL LAMB IN ALL OF THIS.))
OUT Q=all of this.
Unions here believe northern legislators have outmaneuvered their southern
counterparts, coercing the railroads into cutting fewer jobs from their
districts at the expense of areas such as greater Roanoke.
A railroad spokesperson says the notion of a loss of jobs here is a complete
contradiction to everything Norfolk Southern knows and believes about the
N-S says this area will gain a net of 188 positions.
Congressman Bob Goodlatte adds he's worked very closely with Norfolk
Southern on this and N-S says nothing has changed.
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IN Q=The union
((The union campaign to recruit more opponents to the rail merger is working
with a pretty tight schedule. Because all complaints about the deal must be
submitted in writing to federal regulators by the middle of October. Len
Besthoff, News-7. ))
OUT Q=LB, News-7.))
Some Roanoke residents are concerned the city's new trash container system
may cause a problem for the elderly and physically disabled.
The city starts its version of the one-armed bandit Monday.
Officials say the side-loader will save tax-payer money by cutting the
manpower needed to collect trash.
Roanoke has purchased five used trash trucks for 200-thousand dollars.
IN Q=THEY HAVE BEEN
((NANCY BAILEY/SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PROJECT COORDINATOR: THEY HAVE BEEN
TOTALLY REFURBISHED. EVERYTHING THAT COULD BE REPLACED HAS BEEN REPLACED, ALL
THE HOSES, ALL THE CYLINDERS THE CABS HAVE BEEN REDONE.))
((STUART BOBLETT/CONCERNED CITIZEN: I'M ALL FOR EFFICIENCY IN GOVERNMENT. I'M
ALL FOR SAVING TAX PAYER DOLLARS BUT I QUESTION WHETHER IT NEEDS TO BO DONE AT
THE EXPENSE OF A VERY IMPORTANT SEGMENT OF OUR SOCIETY.))
SUPER=01-Nancy Bailey/Solid Waste Management; :00
SUPER=07-Stuart Boblett; :11
OUT Q=OF OUR SOCIETY
Boblett worries that the 95 gallon containers will be too cumbersome for the
And the smaller 60 gallon containers are in short supply.
Stay with us, after this break
we'll see how one local hospital and the Y-M-C-A are teaming up to dispense a
little preventative medicine.
Addressing health concerns before they become a serious problem is the focus
of a new medical program in Franklin County.
As, Stacey Martin explains it's giving older patients a healthy dose of
IN Q=So when you
SUPER=01-Bill Atwell/Exercise Program Participant; :00
SUPER=01-Angie Gurney/Exercise Physiologist; :27
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :42
OUT Q=SM, News 7, Franklin Co.;
SOT 10.19.21 - 10.19.33
IN Q=So when you
((BILL ATWELL/EXERCISE PROGRAM PARTICIPANT: So when you come in here how do you
feel after you've gone through your routine and all that? BEAT! VERY TIRED.
BUT, AT THE SAME TIME IT'S GOOD MENTALLY. IT'S VERY GOOD MENTALLY FOR US TO BE
IN THE PROGRAM.))
OUT Q=in the program.
Atwell is talking about the new medically supervised exercise program.
He's one of twelve participants who come to the YMCA in Franklin Co. three
times a week to take his medicine--preventative medicine in this case.
SOT 10.05.15 - 10.05.26
IN Q=Prevention is important
((ANGIE GURNEY/EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST :PREVENTION IS IMPORTANT JUST FOR THE
FACT IF YOU ALREADY DO HAVE A CONDITION YOU CAN IMPROVE IT OR SOMETIMES YOU CAN
HELP IT NOT DISSAPPEAR, BUT YOU CAN HELP MAKE IT BETTER.))
OUT Q=make it better.
All participants have been referred to the new program by doctors at
Franklin Carilion Hospital.
Most have existing health problems such as arthritis, diabetes and heart
Exercises including weight lifting, walking and rowing are designed to help
them ward-off the more serious complications of their conditions.
Doctors prescribe individualized exercise programs and patients chart their
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IN Q=Carilion thinks of
((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: CARILION THINKS OF THIS AS THEIR PILOT PROGRAM AND
IF IT WORKS OUT WELL THEY PLAN TO EXPAND IT TO OTHER FACILITIES IN THE CARILION
SYSTEM. STACEY MARTIN, NEWS 7, ROCKY MOUNT.))
OUT Q=SM, News 7, Rocky Mt.
Stay tuned, Roy Stanley is up next with our first look at Friday Football
and a little later we'll see how the future of the Olympic can be found in its
First lets start over in Brookville where the Bee's were hosting the
defending State champion Salem Spartans.
SUPER=03-Brookville/Bees vs Spartans; :
The Spartans defense held tough and Brookville could only manage this Gene
Snider Field Goal salem led 7 to 3 early in the fourth quarter.
But the Spartans offense committed SUPER=36-Brookville/10/Salem/7/;seven
turnovers and the Bees took advantage driving to the Salem 2 where Chris
Nicholas follows the offensive in for six and Brookville wins it 10 to 7.
Down at Victory Stadium tonight The Colonels of William Fleming were on the
hunt for win number two.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Fleming vs Petersburg; :
The Fleming Flag was flying high over Victory Stadium as the Colonels hosted
The Colonel defense would score in the fourth recovering a Petersburg fumble
on the four yard line Josh Berry picks it up and scores to make it 33 to 18.
Then with 3 minutes left in the SUPER=36-William
Fleming/39/Petersburg/24;game Fleming Quarterback Ryan Hubbard hands off to
Charles Corner he cuts to the right and scores from 57 yards out and the
colonels win it 39 to 24.
The battle in west Roanoke County pitted the Glenvar Highlanders against
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Glenvar vs Lord Botetourt; :00
The Cavaliers rode into Highlander stadium hoping to even up the series at
three games a piece and at half time the score was 14-nothing in their favor.
But the Highlanders made it a game early in the third period with a 56 yard
drive, ending in this Chris Carrol two yard touchdown run.
But Glenvar couldn't hold back the Cavaliers, quarterback Josh Aliveto caps
off the night with this two yard score.
And Botetourt wins it 21 to 14.
Some big games tonight so lets check out the Friday Football Extra
IN Q=FIRST SCORE
OUT Q=....LAST SCORE."
SUPER=55-R.E. Lee/6/Rockbridge Co./20/Holston/16/Rural Retreat/42/Dan
SUPER=55-Wm. Byrd/24/Staunton River/0/Amherst Co./0/Pulaski
SUPER=55-Nelson Co./12/Rustburg/21/Bath Co./24/Pocahontas/13/Franklin
SUPER=55-Ld. Botetourt/21/Glenvar/14/Grundy/6/Carroll Co./35/Twin
SUPER=55-Parry McCluer/7/Alleghany/34/Mt. Tabor/34/G.W. Danville/27/Wilson
SUPER=55-Giles/6/Floyd Co./28/Radford/3/Powell Valley/21;
While the Cavaliers and the Virginia Tech Hokies are off tomorrow; Ferrum
and VMI face tough challenges.
First year head coach Ted Cain makes his VMI debut tomorrow as the Keydets
battle Southern Conference foe Wofford in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
((TED CAIN/VMI HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Ted Cain/VMI Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...be a dog fight"
The Ferrum Panthers open the 1997 season at home tomorrow at 1:30 against
nationally ranked Wesley.
((DAVE DAVIS/FERRUM HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Dave Davis/Ferrum Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...how it's gonna pan out"
The Liberty Flames play at home tomorrow night at 7:30 against Glenville
James Madison is on road at Ball State for it's 97 opener.
And coming up, Dale Earnhardt is ready to go racing Bill Elliott captures
the pole at Bristol.
And the dragsters roll into Thunder Valley this weekend for the Autumn
The Man in Black will be back in the saddle tomorrow night for this weekend's
Cup race in Richmond.
After seeing 16 doctors and having a total of 25 specialists review his
medical tests, Earnhardt has been given a clean bill of health.
The Doctors believe a migraine like episode caused a spastic blood vessel to
momentarily restrict the blood flow to his brain stem.
IN Q="You know...
((DALE EARNHARDT/CLEARED TO DRIVE TOMORROW NIGHT:))
SUPER=01-Dale Earnhardt/Cleared To Drive Tomorrow Night; :00
Bill Elliott showed his stuff on the short track at Richmond this evening.
Elliott turned in a speed of 124 point 723 to capture the pole position for
tomorrow nights running of the Exide 400.
Now here's the rest of the field.
SUPER=107-1. Bill Elliott/124.723/2. Kenny Irwin//3. Bobby Hamilton //4. Robby
Gordon//5. Kenny Wallace //;
SUPER=107-6. Dick Trickle //7. Joe Nemechek //8. David Green //9. Ken Schrader
//10. Jeff Gordon //
SUPER=107-11. Jeff Burton //12. Ward Burton //13. Mark Martin //14. Rusty
Wallace //15. Hut Stricklin //;
SUPER=107-16. Jeremy Mayfield //17. Kyle Petty //18. Darrell Waltrip //19.
Derrike Cope //20. Ernie Irvan //;
SUPER=107-21. Ricky Craven //22. Dale Earnhardt //23. Dale Jarrett //24. Terry
Labonte //25. Jeff Green //
And if you listen real close this weekend you might be able to hear the roar
of hot rods at the Bristol International Dragway as "Thunder Valley" comes
alive once again.
SUPER=03-Bristol, TN/IHRA; :00
Starting tonight and continuing through Sunday the International Hotrod
Association is presenting drag racing in 13 different divisions at Bristol in
the Autumn Nationals.
And if you've never been to Bristol it's something to see and HEAR!!
SUPER=01-Johnny Rocca/Pro Modified Mercury Driver; :00
SUPER=01-Paul Romine/Top Fuel Dragster Driver; :12
OUT Q=...AWESOME SITUATION."
Top seed Martina Hingis has advanced to the finals of the U-S Open. She
beat Lindsay Davenport in straight sets 6-2, 6-4.
SUPER=03-New York, NY/CBS SPORTS; :
Hingis will face 17-year old Venus Williams in the finals.
In a match that took 2 and a half hours, Williams beat Irina Spirlea in
three sets 7-6, 4-6, 7-6. Hingis has lost only two matches this years and it
William's first Grand Slam Final.
And a first in the pro career of Tiger Woods. Tiger opened with a triple
bogey bogeyed three of his last four holes and finished with a 76 missing the
cut at the Canadian Open.
Rocco Mediate is the leader at 135.
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SUPER=331-Mostly Clear/And Cool/50-54/Mostly Sunny/Wind SW-10/80-84;
SUPER=332-Clear And/Chilly/45-48/Partly Sunny/Wind W-10/76-79;
SUPER=333-Clear And/Cool/45-50/Mostly Sunny/Light Winds/76-79;
SUPER=334-Clear And/Chilly/42-46/Partly Sunny/Wind SW-10/74-78;
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An Olympic announcement today-- with the unveiling of the location for the
first Summer Games of the new millenium.
The Olympics are returning to their
Greek birthplace in the year 2004.
IN Q=The City
((JUAN ANTONIO SAMARANCH/IOC PRESIDENT: THE CITY WHO WILL HAVE THE HONOR AND
RESPONSIBILITY TO HOST THE OLYMPICS OF THE YEAR 2004 IS ATHENS. applause))
SUPER=01-Juan Antonio Samaranch/IOC President; :
Today's announcement brings the Olympics to the Greek Capital of Athens for
the first time since the modern games began in 1896.