The search continues for a drowning victim at Carvins Cove.
Rescue workers resumed their search for 53- year- old Cecil Donald Short
Short's empty boat was found floating near the dam yesterday.
Today, searchers found a pack of cigarettes floating near the dam that may
belong to the victim.
Short was seen fishing in several places, so search boats are trying to
cover a wide area.
IN Q=as far as where
((SHANNON SMITH/VA GAME AND INLAND FISHERIES; AS FAR AS WHERE HE MAY HAVE GONE
IN, NOBODY ACTUALLY SAW HIM FALL OVER THE SIDE OF THE BOAT OR SAW ANYTHING
HAPPEN SO WE'RE JUST BASICALLY DEALING WITH A LARGE AREA WHERE HE WAS SEEN AND
DON'T HAVE A GOOD STARTING POINT AT ALL.))
SUPER=01-Shannon Smith/Va. Game & Inland Fisheries;
OUT Q=point at all
If today's search is unsuccessful, more help is on the way tomorrow.
Officials are calling in special water scent dogs, and a new high tech
sonar that can locate large objects in the water.
Two attorneys who've been representing Paula Jones are asking a court to let
them out of the
Gil Davis and Joseph Cammarata told a judge in Arkansas they have
"fundamental differences" with the woman who's suing President Clinton for
Davis was an un-successful candidate for Virginia's Attorney general.
The motive in the murder of an elderly Roanoke County man last week is still
Forty-one- year- old Barbara Anderson was arraigned this morning on first
degree murder charges in the beating death of James Beane.
The 88- year- old man was found dead in his home early Friday morning.
Officers arrived at the house after getting a report of a possible break-in.
Anderson, an acquaintance of Beane, was at the home, and was arrested a few
It's been more than a week since Princess Diana's death, but the mourning
continues in London.
Thousands are still flocking to Diana's former home of Kensington palace to
pay tribute with flowers and stuffed animals.
In Paris, a preliminary police report concludes driver error and not the
paparazzi caused the crash which killed the Princess, her companion and a
The chauffeur, Henri Paul, seen here entering the Ritz Hotel was supposed to
be buried this weekend.
But his family has postponed the funeral until more blood tests are
Ritz hotel officials say the video shows him looking alert.
(( PAUL HANDLEY-GREAVES/AL FAYED SECURITY: "CLEARLY NOT THE ACTIONS OF A MAN
UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL." ))
SUPER=01-Paul Handley-Greaves/Al Fayed Security;
OUT Q=influence of alcohol.
French police say Paul's blood alcohol level was more than three times the
The sole survivor of the crash, bodyguard Trevor Rees Jones, remains
hospitalized in serious condition.
His family said today he's conscious and improving, but they say it will be
some time before he can talk to police.
A state funeral will be held for Mother Teresa on Saturday.
Thousands of mourners are descending on the Calcutta church where she's
lying in state.
The 87- year- old nun died of a heart attack Friday night.
She'll be buried in the courtyard of her charity order's headquarters.
The deposed leader of Zaire has died in Morocco.
The official Moroccan News agency says Mobutu Sese Seko (moh-BOO'-too
SAY'-say SAY'-koh) died last night of prostate cancer.
The 66- year- old billionaire leader fled Zaire in May, surrendering power
to rebel leader Laurent Kabila (loh-RAWN' kah-BEE'-lah).
Hundreds of people are feared dead in a ferry accident off the coast of
The U-S Coast Guard says the ferry sank this morning north of Port- au-
Haitian officials say at least 700 were on the ferry and as many as 400 may
More trouble on Mir.
Earlier today the main computer on the station failed.
All systems except for life support had to be shut down.
That meant Mir lost its steering control, and began tumbling through space.
One of the cosmonauts on board says Mir is now maintaining its proper
position in orbit.
Russian officials say the three man crew is not in any immediate danger.
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Computers can do amazing things, like scheduling 13- hundred high school
students into their classes, but thwne the computer goes down, withOUT a
compete back up, problems arise.
A substantial number of Cave Spring High School students began the school
year with an incorrect class assignment.
((CHRIS BAST/CAVE SPRING H.S. STUDENT: REALLY BASICALLY WHAT IT HAS BEEN IS A
LOT OF PEOPLE'S SCHEDULES HAVE BEEN MESSED UP.))
SUPER=01-Chris Bast/Cave Spring H.S. Student; QUICK
OUT Q=messed up.
Roanoke County Schools Superintendent Deanna Gordon explains that in all,
close to 100 Cave Spring students ran into problems.
IN Q=Lots of folks
((DR. DEANNA GORDON/ROANOKE CO. SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT: LOTS OF FOLKS PUTTING
IN A LOT OF HOURS TO MAKE SURE ALL THE STUDENT'S HAVE THEIR FIRST CHOICES IN AS
MANY CASES AS POSSIBLE.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Deanna Gordon/Roanoke Co. Schools Supt.;
OUT Q=as possible.
Gordon believes the team has eliminated most of the bugs in the system, but
there still are doubts about how smoothly things will go this week.
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal
And once those students get their schedules straight, they may want to check
out the Library of Virginia for help on their assignments.
Ellen Qualls reports.
IN Q=It's called Common Wealth
SUPER=01-Sandra Treadway/Library of Virginia; :11
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
(( It's called "Common Wealth: Treasures from the Collections of the Library
And it is one of the most compelling reasons why this 43- million dollar
library was built.
((SANDRA TREADWAY/LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA: BUT IN THE LIBRARY WE HAVE 83 MILLION
MANUSCRIPT ITEMS. WE HAVE 1-POINT-5 MILLION BOOKS, NEWSPAPERS, PERIODICALS.
AND IN ADDITION 66- THOUSAND MAPS, PRINTS, PHOTOGRAPHS. SO IT'S A HUGE
A huge collection never before seen by most of its owners: Virginians.
A book of confessions, hand-scribed on animal skin in the 15th century.
A proclamation from King Charles the first, one of the FIRST efforts to
regulate American tobacco.
The last entry ever recorded in the journal of the Virginia House of
Burgesses -- the end of a colony at the birth of nation.
And the more mundane.
Daniel Boone's expense account.
The letter from a Virginia slave, Judith Hope entreating the General
Assembly to let her remain in Virginia upon her emancipation -- apparently
sot 11:29:33 on judith hope
((TO ME THAT IS A TREASURE AS WELL AS A GREAT DOCUMENT WITH THE SEAL OF AN
ENGLISH KING ON IT.))
Portraits... and posters...significant or beautiful.
The exhibit is open Monday through Saturday.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
If you can't get to Richmond to see the exhibit, you can check it out
dissolve to home page
There's a link to the address in the Webwatch section of the WDBJ Homepage.
That address is W-D-B-J-7-dot-com.
At least ten people are dead following a train wreck in France today.
The train hit a truck filled with gasoline.
About 30 others were injured.
The collision occurred when the truck was crossing the train tracks near a
village about 300 miles southwest of Paris.
After months of delays the Air Force's newest weapon had a successful first
Hundreds were hand to watch the F-22 raptor take off from a Georgia Air
The raptor will replace aging F-15's, it's faster and needs less support
aircraft in combat and has stealth capabilities.
The F-22 also has a computerized cockpit that will help improve pilot
reaction in combat.
Four- hundred- thirty- eight F-22's are expected to be built by 20-10.
Colorado police and prosecutors investigating the JonBenet Ramsey murder are
in Washington for meetings with the F-B-I.
THIS MORNING 7:07:37
They arrived last night and are expected to discuss the case at the F-B-I
training center in Quantico.
Meanwhile, Newsweek magazine has published what it says is a photocopy of
the JonBenet ransom note.
A weekend debate showcased the differences and similarities of the two men
running for Lieutenant governor.
Republican John Hager said Virginia should dump affirmative action programs.
But Democrat L-F Payne said the state should continue university affirmative
action programs that benefit women and blacks.
On other issues, Hager and Payne both supported curbs on youth smoking, but
said they're concerned about state tobacco farmers and workers who depend on
Another big overseas contract for a Roanoke County company.
Optical Cable will supply its products to (DAY-ho NET-ih-zens) Daeho
Netizens of South Korea.
The agreement will enable Optical Cable to enter the fast growing, but hard
to penetrate, South Korean market.
IN Q=Also because
((BOB KOPSTEIN/OPTICAL CABLE CEO: ALSO BECAUSE OF THEY'RE BEING A LARGE GENERAL
CONTRACTOR, THEY ALSO DO A LOT OUTSIDE OF KOREA AND THE SOUTHEAST ASIAN MARKET,
SO IT'S A VERY, VERY INFLUENTIAL GROUP.))
SUPER=01-Bob Kopstein/Optical Cable CEO;
OUT Q=influential group.
Optical Cable also signed a big contract with a Japanese company this year.
Rolls cold out of spots
IN Q=the fear
SUPER=01-Dr. Sam Telford/Tick Researcher; :28
SUPER=01-Dr. Jim Humphries/Veterinarian; 1:39
(( The fear of Lyme disease from Ticks has forced many fans of the outdoors
to take extra precautions.
Now comes word of a recently discovered deer tick virus.
Dr. Jim Humphries, a veterinarian and best selling author and Dr. Sam
Telford, a researcher, who has devoted his life to the study of ticks, join us
to answer questions about tickborne viruses.
Good Afternoon gentlemen.
Dr. Telford, How is this newly discovered tick virus different from Lyme
What are some of the symptoms of the deer-tick virus in humans?
Dr. Humphries, What are some things we can do to protect ourselves from
deer-tick bites and diseases?
What can we do to keep our family pets safe and keep them from bringing in
Dr. Telford, Has this deer tick virus been isolated to a certain region of
Are there certain times of the year when deer ticks are a problem?))
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SUPER=332-Scattered Showers/Wind SE 5-10/58-62/Rain or/Storms Likely/70-75;
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New laws may ease the tax burden on the assets you leave behind.
Len Besthoff explains in this week's edition of Common Sense.
IN Q=if you
SUPER=01-Gary Duerk/CPA-Brown, Edwards & Co.; :11
OUT Q=the newsdesk.
TAPE#net (edit of S7-7)
The U-S Open wrapped up yesterday. Top seeded Martina Hingis
overpowered Venus Williams in straight sets to win the 19-97 U.S. Open.
SUPER=03-New York, NY/CBS Sports; :
Williams fell behind in the first set 4 to love and then after trailing 3
to 1 in the second set Williams settled down and after this long volley
Williams wins the point to break Hingis for the first time in the match.
It was 4 to 4 in the second set but Hingis, who won the Australian and
Wimbledon crowns hits a great cross court drop shot to win the match 6-0, 6-4
for her third grand slam title.
SUPER=04-Rafter vs Rusedski; :
Patrick Rafter and Greg Rusedski (roo-SEHD'-skee) took center court for the
Rafter took away (roo-SEHD'-skee) Rusedski's serve that was timed at 143
miles per hour to win the match in three sets 6-3, 6-2, 4-6, and 7-5. He's the
first Australian to win the Men's title since John Newcombe in 19-73.
TAPE#net (edit of RS97-1)
It was a one point game at Three Rivers between the Pittsburgh Steelers and
SUPER=03-Pittsburgh, PA/FOX SPORTS; :
Pittsburgh took the lead in the first quarter when quarterback Cordell
Stewart dives over from the one yard line to make it 7 to nothing.
Washington trailed 7 to 3 at the half.
But the Redskins opened the third quarter with a bang. Brian Mitchell the
dangerous return man takes the kickoff on the three yard line follows his
blocking down the sideline and scores from 97 yards out and the Redskins took a
10 to 7 lead.
Pittsburgh kept it close but in the
fourth quarter Stewart on the option pitches to Jerome Bettis.
He scores from the one and the Steelers beat the Redskins 14 to 13.
TAPE#net (edit of FB97-2)
It was a good day on the gridiron for former Hokie Jim Druckenmiller.
In his first N-F-L start, he passed for 102 yards and two touchdowns to lead
the 49-ers to a 15 to 12 win over the St. Louis Rams.
SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO/FOX Sports;
He threw his first touchdown pass- this bullet over the middle to J.J.
Stokes from 25 yards out in the second quarter and the Niners took a 7 to 6
Then in the fourth quarter Druckenmiller takes the Niners on another drive
this time handing off to Garrison Hearst he scores from 35 yards out to make it
13 to 12 Niners.
San Francisco went for two and SUPER=30-San Francisco/15/St.
Louis/12/;Druckenmiller hooks up with former Virginia tailback Terry Kirby on
the two point conversion the Niners win it 15 to 12.
The city and county of Roanoke may come together to give skateboarders a
legal place to practice their skills.
Denise Allen and photographer Preston Seaman joined a delegation that
traveled to Blacksburg to see its facility.
IN Q=nat sot
SUPER=01-Ben Mullen/Roanoke Valley Skate Assoc.; :12 QUICK!!!
SUPER=01-John Coates/Roanoke Parks & Recreation Dept.; :33
SUPER=01-Lee Johnson/The Greenhouse Skateboards; 1:10
OUT Q=News 7
((Chances are if you been to The Roanoke City Market or a shopping mall
you've seen these guys.
They jump curbs, travel down steps and slide along railings.
IN Q=you can get
((BEN MULLEN/ROANOKE VALLEY SKATE ASSOC: YOU CAN GET TICKETED UP TO
100-DOLLARS FOR RIDING ON THE STREET WHICH IS PRETTY STEEP.))
OUT Q=IS PRETTY STEEP
That's why members of both Roanoke City and County Parks and Recreation
Department have made this trip to Blacksburg.
The town has a skateboarding facility. So the parks and recreation
officials brought along some experts to check it out.
IN Q=more or less
((JOHN COATES/ROANOKE CITY PARKS AND RECREATION DEPT.: MORE OR LESS LEARN FROM
THE EXPERIENCE HERE AS FAR AS WHAT THEY'VE BUILT AND HOW THE KIDS LIKE IT.
WE'RE HOPING TO GET SOME FEED BACK FROM THE KIDS AND GET THEM TO TELL US WHAT
THEY LIKED AND WHAT THEY'D DO DIFFERENTLY.))
OUT Q=DO DIFFERENTLY
IN Q=THEY ARE WELL
((MULLEN: THEY ARE WELL BUILT BUT AGAIN IT'S PLYWOOD YOU CAN ALREADY SEE THE
WEAR. IF WE DO SOMETHING WE NEED TO GET IT LAYERED IN STEEL OR MADE OF
OUT Q=MADE OF CONCRETE
Lee Johnson built most of the ramps for this facility in his house.
Business donations paid for the materials.
IN Q=they're really designed
((LEE JOHNSON/THE GREENHOUSE SKATEBOARD: THEY'RE REALLY DESIGNED TO SIMULATE
TERRAIN YOU'LL FIND IN ANY KIND OF URBAN AREA--STAIRS, LEDGES, THOSE ARE THE
IDEAL PLACES TO SKATE.))
OUT Q=PLACES TO SKATE
Skateboarding is one of the fastest growing recreational activities in the
country with about six million skaters in the U.S.
Denise Allen News 7.))
The experts say facilities like this are safer, not to mention legal.