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Still no sign of a missing man.
The search for a fisherman who disappeared Sunday morning at Carvin's Cove
resumed this morning at the crack of dawn.
Five boats are dredging the reservoir.
Crews are using cadaver dogs to aid in the search effort for 53- year- old
Cecil Donald Short.
Rescue workers say they hope the rain holds off this afternoon, or they may
have to delay the search.
Family members are on the scene waiting for some news.
They've been holding a vigil on shore since Short disappeared.
More than a week after the car accident that killed Princess Diana no one
knows for certain what caused it.
Today Paris investigators sealed off the crash site and tried to reconstruct
Anthony Mason has details.
SUPER=03-Paris, France; :17
SUPER=01-Anthony Mason/Reporting; :30 SU
OUT Q= Anthony Mason, CBS News, Paris.
Divers continue to pull bodies from the waters off Haiti.
As many as 400 are feared dead after an overcrowded ferry capsized
So far 49 bodies have been recovered.
And a U-N spokesperson says divers have spotted about 50 bodies trapped in
a compartment on the triple deck boat.
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright arrives in Israel today to try and
rescue the deteriorating Middle East peace process.
Ahead of her visit the feuding Israelis and Palestinians are now disagreeing
over Albright's agenda.
Israel says SECURITY should be the focus of discussions, while the
Palestinians want to talk about Israel's refusal to withdraw troops from the
((NETANYAHU:ESSENTIALLY THE TERRORISTS ARE NOT INTERESTED IN PEACE, THEY ARE
NOT INTERESTED IN ACHIEVING IT, OR DISCOVERING IT, THEY'RE INTERESTED IN
DESTROYING ISRAEL AND DESTROYING ISRAELIS. ))
SUPER=01-Benjamin Netanyahu/Israeli Prime Minister;
OUT Q=destroying Israelis.
U-S officials say Albright's first priority will be to put pressure on
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat to crack down on armed extremists responsible
for suicide attacks.
The former Democratic party chief is facing tough questions today from the
Senate Committee investigating campaign fund-raising.
Documents show Donald Fowler
enlisted the support of President Clinton in hosting White House coffees and
overnight stays for Democratic donors.
And it was under Fowler's leadership that the Democrats returned
nearly three million dollars in suspect campaign contributions.
Also on Capitol Hill today Senate Confirmation hearings are underway for
General Henry Shelton, the nominee for Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of staff.
A planning commission's NO vote may not be enough stop a slaughterhouse from
coming to Botetourt County.
Andrew Frieden has the story.
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Donald Griffith/Cattle Farmer; :17
SUPER=01-Sandra McDaniel/Slaughterhouse Opponent; :44
OUT Q=news 7, Botetourt County.
(( In order to build a commercial facility, Don Griffiths needs a zoning
change on his land.
But some of his neighbors voiced opposition to the idea. They say a
slaughterhouse doesn't belong in their neighborhood.
They say it will pollute the groundwater, and produce a foul odor.
((DONALD GRIFFITHS: ALL THE BYPRODUCTS FROM THE CARCASS WILL BE CAUGHT RIGHT
WHEN IT COMES OUT OF THE CARCASS. IT WON'T EVEN HIT THE GROUND. IT'LL BE PUT
IN A USDA APPROVED CONTAINER THAT WILL BE SEALED. THERE WILL BE MORE ODOR
COMING OUT OF THEIR GARBAGE CAN, THAN THERE WILL BE COMING FROM THAT.))
Sandra McDaniel admitted before the commission she sometimes slaughters her
own cattle right in her garage.
((SANDRA MCDANIEL/SLAUGHTERHOUSE OPPONENT: THE DIFFERENCE IS WE PUT IT IN A
CONTAINER, AND EVERYTHING IS DONE AT THAT POINT, NOTHING TOUCHES THE GROUND.
exactly what he says he was doing. WHAT IS WHAT HE SAYS, AND WE DON'T TRUST
HIM TO HAVE THE BARRELS AT ALL. WE TRUST HIM TO BE USDA REGULATED, WE DON'T
TRUST HIM TO USE THEIR CONTAINERS, WE DON'T TRUST HIM PERIOD.))
After the planning commission voted to recommend denial of the zoning
change, Don Griffiths said he'll build it anyway-- it just won't be a
((DON GRIFFITHS: OH YEAH, I AM GOING TO BE DOING IT. IT'LL JUST BE MY OWN.
SMALLER, THAT'S ALL.))
((ANDREW FREIDEN/REPORTER: THE BOTETOURT COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS WILL HEAR
THE SAME ARGUMENTS NEXT TUESDAY AFTERNOON. THAT'S WHEN THEY'LL OFFICIALLY
DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT THEY'RE GOING TO CHANGE THE ZONING ON MR. GRIFFITH'S
LAND. ANDREW FREIDEN, NEWS 7, BOTETOURT COUNTY.))
And in Pittsylvania County it was a hog farm that had some residents upset.
Those residents can now rest a bit easier.
A lawyer for the G-I-S company in North Carolina sent a letter to local
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./File Tape;
saying the company no longer plans to locate there.
But county administrator George Supensky says he's heard NOTHING from G-I-S.
More than a month ago the County supervisors asked the company not to move
into the area.
Local residents said the hogs would pollute their neighborhoods.
The lawyer for G-I-S says that's not true.
Virginia's first family is about to become a little larger.
Governor George Allen says First Lady Susan Allen is expecting a baby in the
Allen leaves office in January.
The child would be the couple's third, after nine- year- old daughter Tyler
and six- year- old son Forrest.
Governor Allen has NO children from his first marriage.
Paying for college is no easy task, but Virginia is introducing the second
year of a program designed to let you start paying now.
This year's Prepaid Education Program has four big changes.
IN Q=Families of
((DIANA CANTOR/VA. PREPAID EDUCATION PROGRAM: FAMILIES OF MORE THAN 16-
THOUSAND VIRGINIA CHILDREN BEGAN SAVING FOR COLLEGE WITH VPEP.))
SUPER=01-Diana Cantor/Va. Prepaid Education Program;
OUT Q=with VPEP.
That was in 19-96.
But this year's 90- day enrollment period offers some changes.
Earnings from a contract are now exempt from state income taxes.
They were already federally tax exempt.
The contracts can now also be used for graduate school.
Any Virginian can now buy a prepaid tuition contract for a student who lives
elsewhere -- even if they use it out-of-state.
IN Q=Last year
((DIANA CANTOR/VA. PREPAID EDUCATION PROGRAM: LAST YEAR, GRANDPARENTS WHO
LIVED OUTSIDE VIRGINIA WERE ABLE TO PURCHASE CONTRACTS FOR THEIR GRANDCHILDREN
WHO WERE VIRGINIA RESIDENTS. NOW THE DOOR IS ALSO OPEN TO MANY VIRGINIA
GRANDPARENTS WHO WANTED TO BUY CONTRACTS FOR THEIR GRANDCHILDREN WHO LIVE
OUTSIDE THE COMMONWEALTH.))
OUT Q=outside the Commonwealth.
And anyone who holds a contract for three years or more now gets interest
refunded along with prepayments if they drop out of the program.
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A group has organized against a proposed modified ward system in Roanoke.
The organization calls itself the "One Roanoke Committee."
It has people participating from all different backgrounds.
The group's leader, local attorney Bill Poff, says electing people to
represent different parts of the city would mean less accountability.
((BILL POFF/ONE ROANOKE COMMITTEE: AFTER STUDYING THIS ISSUE, WE HAVE CONCLUDED
THAT A MODIFIED WARD SYSTEM WOULD RESULT IN DIMINISHED ACCOUNTABILITY FOR
SUPER=01-Bill Poff/One Roanoke Committee;
OUT Q=council members.
A referendum on bringing the ward system of government to the city of
Roanoke will take place this fall.
A judge has allowed attorneys Gil Davis and Joe Cammarata to withdraw from
their representation of Paula Jones in her harassment case against President
Davis made an unsuccessful run for the Virginia's attorney general.
Bland County may have to cough up one-million dollars if a former High
School math teacher wins his lawsuit.
Lawyers for Thomas N. Bird say he was "taunted and beaten bloody by a
delinquent student," then fired for trying to defend himself.
All this happened on the last day of school two years ago.
The complaint filed Friday in federal court states the incident began when
17- year- old Samuel Blankenship made an obscene gesture at Bird.
Superintendent Jack Gold concluded- -at the time- -that Bird should be
fired for striking Blankenship.
Bird says he tried to defend himself, but denies assaulting the student.
A Lynchburg man suspected of assaulting his mother was taken into custody
after coming face to face with ten police officers, a dog and some chemical
A neighbor called police when she says she saw a woman being assaulted
outside the building on Hillside Court. Authorities say 28- year- old
Raymond Andrew Farmer ran inside when officers arrived and refused to submit to
It took police about a half hour to get him subdued and handcuffed.
IN Q=The officers
((MAJOR JACK LEWIS/LYNCHBURG POLICE: THE OFFICERS ATTEMPTED TO EFFECT THE
ARREST BY USING CHEMICAL AGENTS, THE PEPPER GAS, WHICH DIDN'T HAVE THE DESIRED
EFFECT ON THE SUSPECT, AND THEN WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE SHERIFF'S K- WE WERE
ABLE TO PHYSICALLY TAKE CONTROL OF HIM AND EFFECT AN ARREST.))
SUPER=01-Major Jack Lewis/Lynchburg Police; :00
OUT Q=effect an arrest.
Several officers were affected by the chemical spray used on Farmer.
He's facing charges of assault and battery and resisting arrest.
Farmer has been hospitalized where he'll undergo a mental health evaluation.
A Franklin County judge upheld the charges of three teenage girls who say
their former four-H camp instructor sexually assaulted them.
Judge B-A Davis convicted 23- year- old Joseph Doyle of offenses against
three girls ages 13, 15 and 16.
The girls were at Smith Mountain Lake four-H camp last summer.
The teens allege Doyle fondled their breasts during canoeing and swimming
activities at the camp.
Judge Davis reduced the charges to lesser offenses and dropped one felony
Doyle pleaded not guilty to the charges and maintains he's innocent.
He'll be sentenced later.
Traffic is moving again along Route 2-20 near Boones Mill after a truck
overturned in the Northbound lane.
The driver of the truck, Tommy Sowers, walked away from the accident.
A witness said the back wheel of the truck fell off causing the truck to
turn over and land in a ditch.
Authorities say it could take up to six hours to clean up the wreckage.
Some Boones Mill residents lost power, but officials say it should be
restored by this afternoon.
No injuries were reported.
Shepherds Auto Supply is closed again today.
Would-be customers found the doors of the 75- year- old firm locked.
Signs on the door and a recording on the phone say the store will be closed
for the week for "inventory."
That was news to many employees, however.
Some had been called and told not to report for work.
Others found did find out until they arrived on the job yesterday.
Some Shepherds employees went to the unemployment office to file a claim
Federal law requires employers with 100 or more workers to give employees
60 days notice of a MASS layoff.
The company reportedly got heavily into debt in the past year or so, buying
a fleet of delivery vehicles and sprucing up stores.
GRAPHIC=American Red Cross
The Red Cross has issued a national appeal for blood donations, warning that
many of its regions have less than two days' supply of a critical donor type.
A spokesman says they especially need type "O" blood.
O-positive is found in 39 percent of Americans and can be transfused into
anyone with a positive blood type.
And O-negative can by given to any patient.
Experts blame the general unwillingness to donate on everything
from the fear of AIDS to the aging of Americans who began donating
in World War Two.
For more than 20 years Doctor Ruth Westheimer has provided millions of people
with information on love, relationships and sex.
Now this renowned sex therapist is offering advice to children on how to
create solid relationships with their grandparents.
SOT 1:35:19-Dr. Ruth tape
IN Q=Grandparents have time
SUPER=01-Dr. Ruth Westheimer/Therapist & Author;
OUT Q=common interest
Her new book is called, "Dr. Ruth Talks About Grandparents."
SUPER=330-Cloud/with Showers/64-68/More/Rain Likely/78-82;
SUPER=331-Cloud/with Showers/66-70/More/Rain Likely/80-84;
SUPER=332-Cloud/with Showers/62-65/More/Rain Likely/75-78;
SUPER=333-Cloud/with Showers/63-65/More/Rain Likely/75-78;
SUPER=334-Cloud/with Showers/60-64/More/Rain Likely/74-77;
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Gas 4122
Roanoke Gas Company is acquiring U-S Gas Incorporated, a propane company
serving the Smith Mountain Lake
Company officials say U-S Gas will become part of Highland Propane, a
Roanoke Gas subsidiary.
The deal needs State Corporation Commission Approval, but Highlands has
already taken over U-S Gas operations.
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It was a showdown on the gridiron in Oakland as the Chiefs went head to head
with the Raiders.
SUPER=03-Oakland, CA/ABC Sports;
Jeff George threw two scoring strikes to Rickey Dudley during a
two-minute, 40-second span of the third quarter that gave the Raiders a
But Pete Stoyanovich drilled his third field goal of the game midway through
the third period before Darren Anderson returned an interception 55 yards for a
Elvis Grbac (GUR'-bahk) tossed a
33-yard touchdown pass to Andre Rison with three seconds left, capping Kansas
City's 28-to-27 comeback win over Oakland.
Rison's reception made him the first N-F-L receiver to grab six touchdown
passes with six different teams and gave the Chiefs their first victory of the
Grbac was 21-of-35 for 312 yards and three touchdowns.
Sam Huff of the Redskins radio team, was here in Roanoke helping kickoff the
1997 United Way of the Roanoke Valley fund drive.
After he was introduced by master of ceremonies Larry Dowdy, Huff had some
unkind words for the Steel City.
IN Q="Thank you...
((SAM HUFF/NFL HALL OF FAMER:))
SUPER=01-Sam Huff/NFL Hall of Famer; :00
OUT Q=...LAST NIGHT."
Huff was impressed that the valley is attempting to raise a record 6 million
dollars with this year's fund drive.
He also put in perspective how tough and how easy raising that kind of money
SUPER=03-Washington, DC/Last Season;
- by using unsigned defensive tackle Sean Gilbert as a very real example.
IN Q="do you...
OUT Q=...FOR THAT."
Already, 19 companies in the valley have raised nearly 1 million dollars.