Virginia Military Institute sent home a female rat for two semesters, saying
she struck an upperclassmen.
The incident happened during normal rat-line drills.
V-M-I spokesman Mike Strickler says violence is not tolerated at the school.
IN Q=THE RAT LIN
((THE RAT LINE TEACHES SELF CONTROL, SELF CONSTRAINT, UNDER STRESSFUL
SITUATIONS. THAT'S THE SITUATION, AND IT DIDN'T HAPPEN IN THIS CASE. THAT JUST
DIDN'T HAPPEN IN THIS CASE. ))
SUPER=01-Col. Mike Strickler/VMI Spokesman;
OUT Q=IN THIS CASE
Strickler would not say much more about the incident.
But he would say this is not the first case of a freshman hitting an
It's just the first time a woman has been involved.
IN Q=IT HAS HAPPENED
((IT HAS HAPPENED IN THE PAST, BUT IN RECENT YEARS, THE PENALTY HAS BEEN
Strickler says the cadet will be allowed to return next fall.
She reportedly is from Northern Virginia.
Her father has reportedly said V-M-I handled the situation appropriately.
The driver in the car crash that killed Princess Diana reportedly had more
than alcohol in his blood at the time of the crash.
New blood tests on Henri Paul show he had been taking Prozac.
The tests also confirm earlier tests showing Paul's blood-alcohol level well
above France's legal limit.
Meantime, a doctor who treated Diana at the scene of the crash says her last
words before loosing consciousness were "leave me alone, leave me alone."
This, as police pushed back photographers who had been taking her picture.
A 15-mile stretch of California's scenic Highway One remains closed, after
an accident that killed eleven people last night.
Leila Feinstein has more.
SUPER=03-Lompoc, CA; :00
SUPER=01-Lt. Paul Matthies/California Highway Patrol; :07 (CHP)
SUPER=01-Leila Feinstein/Reporting; :20 SU
OUT Q=For CBS News, Lompoc.
TAPE#net (edit of 97-53)
The body of a missing fisherman was recovered this morning in the reservoir
at Carvins Cove.
After four days of dredging the bottom of the reservoir, 53- year- old Cecil
Donald Short was found near the dam section of the water.
Authorities say a cousin of the family joined the search and found the body
in the same area divers had been looking.
The body will be taken to the medical examiner for an autopsy.
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright is in Israel this afternoon trying to
save the collapsing Mideast peace process.
After a nearly three-hour meeting with Israeli Prime Minister
Benjamin Netanyahu, she said she expects the Palestinians to wage war on
Albright says her top priority is restoring Israel's security.
((ALBRIGHT:I ARRIVED WITH A STRAIGHTFORWARD MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT (BILL)
CLINTON AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE: WE ARE WITH YOU IN THE BATTLE AGAINST TERROR
AND THE STRUGGLE FOR SECURITY. WE ARE WITH YOU IN DEMANDING THAT THOSE WHO
ORCHESTRATED THE MURDER OF INNOCENT PEOPLE IN THE MARKET PLACE AND THE MALL BE
TRACKED DOWN AND PUNISHED. ))
SUPER=01-Madeleine Albright/Secretary of State;
OUT Q=be tracked down and punished.
Albright is set to meet with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat tomorrow.
President Clinton plans a major speech at the White House today on trade
SUPER=03-Washington, DC/Last Night;
Mr. Clinton wants the authority to negotiate new free trade deals that would
be put on a fast track for approval in Congress.
Last night he attended two Democratic fundraisers expected to bring in a
total of 550-thousand dollars.
Executives of some of America's biggest companies will be on hand for
Labor groups plan a demonstration outside the White House.
The man who assaulted a former Miss Virginia during a domestic dispute last
year was sentenced today.
The judge gave 38- year- old Michael Carter 11 years in prison, and a 20-
thousand dollar fine for beating Lisa Aliff last year.
Carter initially testified Aliff was the aggressor, and he acted in self
But today he admitted he "got carried away".
IN Q=this woman
((FRED KING/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; THIS WOMAN, ACCORDING TO HIS STORY, WAS
NOT STANDING OVER HIM WITH A LOADED GUN SAYING DO THIS, DO THAT, I MEAN HE'S A
BIG GUY, HE'S AN ATHLETE.
RICHARD LAWRENCE/DEFENSE ATTORNEY; I'M SORRY THAT MR. CARTER GOT AS MUCH TIME
AS HE DID, IT JUST REMINDS ME OF WHAT MY MOTHER SAID, A NICE GIRL WON'T GET YOU
IN TROUBLE. ))
SUPER=01-Fred King/Commonwealth's Attorney;
SUPER=01-Richard Lawrence/Defense Attorney; :12
OUT Q=in trouble
Lawrence says Carter has NOT decided if he'll appeal.
And a shelter that deals with battered women has apparently ended an
investigation into reports of sexual harassment.
Eric Earnhart has more.
IN Q=six months ago
SUPER=03-Fairfax/March 4; :00
SUPER=03-Covington; :15 QUICK
SUPER=01-Linda Simmons/Shelter Board Chairman; :42
SUPER=01-Melanie White/Former Shelter Director; :55
OUT Q=EE, News 7
(( Six months ago, Melanie White felt she'd waited long enough for answers,
and went public with allegations that a member of the SafeHome shelter board
sexually harassed her, at her home, and as she worked here at the shelter....
She also said a shelter resident was romantically pursued by another board
Back then, an attorney for the board said an internal investigation into the
alleged incidents was underway.
A few months later a board member told us the investigation was over, but
she didn't know the results.
Now, the board isn't saying anything.
We tried to ask board chairman Linda Simmons what was going on...
IN Q=I can't give you
((LINDA SIMMONS/SHELTER BOARD CHAIRMAN I CAN'T GIVE YOU A STATEMENT.
(QUESTION) CAN YOU TELL ME IF THE THE INVESTIGATION WAS DONE, IF THERE WAS ONE?
THIS IS A CONFIDENTIAL MATTER, BECAUSE OF THE NATURE OF SAFEHOME, WE ARE NOT
GOING TO BE GIVING A STATEMENT TO THE PRESS))
OUT Q=to the press
If an investigation did take place, it was conducted without any input from
White, the person who made the complaint.
IN Q=I have heard nothing
OUT Q=how they could
She says she hasn't decided if she'll pursue the matter further.
IN Q=hopefully something
OUT Q=happen with them.
Meanwhile, White has a new job, and says she plans to get on with her life.
Eric Earnhart, News 7))
GRAPHIC=Payne, L. F.
Democrat L- F Payne focused on health care during a campaign stop in
Christiansburg this morning.
The former fifth- district congressman, who's running for lieutenant
governor, toured the New River Valley Health District headquarters.
Payne says there are a number of ways to provide better health care service
in rural areas.
IN Q=We need
((L. F. PAYNE/D- LT. GOVERNOR CANDIDATE: WE NEED TO ENCOURAGE PRIMARY HEALTH
CARE PHYSICIANS TO LOCATE IN RURAL AREA, AND THAT BEGINS, I GUESS, IN MEDICAL
SCHOOL, AND IN MANY CASES, BEFORE, FINDING PEOPLE IN COMMUNITIES WHO WOULD LIKE
TO GO TO COLLEGE, MEDICAL SCHOOL, AND COME BACK TO THAT COMMUNITY AND WE NEED
TO MAKE SURE OUR COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS ARE WORKING.))
OUT Q=are working.
As part of his tour-- Payne was given a flu shot before heading to Roanoke--
where he campaigned at a local head start.
Payne is running against Republican John Hager.
RACIAL preferences in college admissions was NOT a topic Jim Gilmore wanted
to talk about yesterday.
The candidate did NOT want to elaborate on an affirmative action statement
he put out Monday.
IN Q=Should a
((JIM GILMORE/R-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: Should a college be able to consider
race when choosing among qualified applicants? OKAY. VERY GOOD. GO TAKE A
LOOK AT THE STATEMENT. AND THE STATEMENT I THINK IS VERY THOROUGH AND VERY
CLEAR AND VERY WELL CRAFTED.))
((MARK MINER/GILMORE SPOKESMAN: DON'T SCREW US THEN. READ THE STATEMENT AND
QUOTE IT FOR WHAT IT SAYS.))
SUPER=01-Mark Miner/Gilmore Spokesman; :20
OUT Q=it says.
In Gilmore's statement, he says he favors minority RECRUITMENT to colleges
-- but colorblind decisions on who's admitted.
Gilmore's ticketmate, Republican Mark Earley takes a different view.
Attorney General candidate Earley says colleges MAY use race and gender as a
factor in admissions, but he's against quotas.
That's where Democrat Don Beyer is on the issue.
State policy allows colleges to use race as one of many factors considered
to achieve a diversified student body.
TAPE#net (edit of 97-63)
After a heated debate on the evils of alcohol, Lynchburg's city council
voted to allow beer and wine along the riverfront.
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/File Tape; :00
The precedent already had been set...for five years, Lynchburg has allowed
alcohol to be sold on certain portions of city property.
Several residents, including the mayor opposed the policy.
IN Q=I think
((JIM WHITAKER/LYNCHBURG MAYOR: I THINK THAT HAVING ALCOHOL ON ANY CITY
PROPERTY IS SENDING THE WRONG MESSAGE TO OUR CHILDREN.))
SUPER=01-Jim Whitaker/Lynchburg Mayor; RUNS=:09
OUT Q=our children.
Supporters pushed to expand the drinking policy to the newly-acquired
IN Q=It's a victory
((MICHAEL BUSCEMI/ITALIAN FESTIVAL ORGANIZER: IT'S A VICTORY FOR THE CITY OF
LYNCHBURG. THEY BUILT A NICE FESTIVAL AREA DOWN THERE, NOW THEY CAN ATTRACT
MAJOR EVENTS TO COME HERE YEAR ROUND.))
SUPER=01-Michael Buscemi/Italian Festival Organizer;
OUT Q=year round.
The immediate winner of this vote is next month's Italian Festival, which
was relying heavily on the sale of beer and wine to attract crowds and turn a
profit this year.
A 25- year- old teacher's aide at Auburn High school in Riner was arraigned
yesterday on charges he had consensual sex with a 13- year- old student.
Sheriff's officials say the incident happened at the school last week while
Breedlove was working.
If convicted-- John Breedlove faces up to ten years in prison.
Frank Pennington will get the chance to clear his name in February.
He's getting a new trial for the murder of a Roanoke County woman.
A jury two years ago convicted Pennington of the murder of Bonnie Sue
Mullins was shot in the face at the front door of her home in the Mount
Pleasant section of the county.
Pennington won his appeal, and was set to be re-tried next week.
But a judge gave his attorneys more time to test possible new evidence,
including a gun that's in the custody of the Franklin County sheriff.
***rolls cold out of break
IN Q=with sixty-five
SUPER=01-Barbara Delinsky/Author; :30
OUT Q=our forecast
(( With sixty five books to her name, author Barbara Delinsky has become a
major force in women's fiction.
Her newest Novel "Three Wishes" is currently number 14 on the the New York
Times Best Seller list.
She joins this afternoon to talk about it.
The heroine of your novel, Bree, is nearly killed when she is hit by a
jeep. In the hospital she has a vision in which she is granted three wishes.
Do you believe in Miracles?
I've had a chance to read the book and first of all its a very romantic
story but its also a tale of redemption. Explain that.
Three wishes is also a story about undying love. Do you believe in that?
There are 20 million copies of your novels in print in 18 languages. So
it seems your books are very appealing to readers, especially women. What do
you think women are interested in now?
What sort of fan mail have you received, and what does it tell you about
how your writing affects women?
Barbara Delinsky, thank you for your time this afternoon. Again her newest
Novel is "Three Wishes."))
Tape tosses to weather
SUPER=330-Periods/of Rain/65-68/Variable Clouds/& Showers/75-78;
SUPER=331-Periods/of Rain/70-74/Variable Clouds/& Showers/78-82;
SUPER=332-Showers/and Fog/63-66/Mostly Cloudy/Showers Possible/68-72;
SUPER=333-Periods/of Rain/65-68/Mostly Cloudy/with Showers/73-76;
SUPER=334-Showers/Fog Late/56-60/Morning Fog/Mostly Cloudy/70-74;
Shepherd's Auto Supply is back in business today.
The Roanoke auto parts store closed abruptly Monday.
An accountant for Shepherd's says the company shut down to take stock of
how the business is doing.
She said Shepherd's needed to do that as part of its search for a new
Shepherd's owners have also hired a consultant to help plan the company's
A big move in the personnel department of the Colorado Rockies as they
refused to renew the contract of vice-president of
player personnel Dick Balderson.
The 51- year- old Balderson, who was a star pitcher at the University of
Richmond, helped build the Rockies minor league system.
He has been replaced by 34- year- old Paul Egins.
SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH/Orioles vs. Indians;
Back on the field last night the O's and Indians continued their series at
The tribe led 3-to-nothing before Gerronimo Berroa ripped his 25th homer out
of the yard to start the comeback.
Brady Anderson finished it with his 17th homer in the 8th.
And the O's win it 9-to-3 in a rain shortened affair.
Off the field yesterday, the Phillies were saddened by the death of
legendary player and broadcaster Richie Ashburn.
The Hall of Fame centerfielder played for the Phillies from 19-48 to
19-59. He was a broadcaster for the team for the last 35 years.
Ashburn is also a two-time batting champion and for his career he hit .308
in 15 big-league seasons.
He is still considered one of the best lead-off hitters of all-time.
Richie Ashburn was 70.
Former Hokie Jim Druckenmiller is anxiously awaiting to see the starting
lineup for this Sunday's game..
Yesterday, first stringer Steve Young was given the clearance by his doctors
to play this week against the Saints after sitting out last Sunday with his
third concussion in the last 11 months.
Young wants to play, but the Niners have yet to name their starter.
They're taking to the ice in North Carolina today.
Fifty-seven players were expected to show up for the first day of training
The players will compete for 25 spots on the Hurricane's roster.
Only 13 players remain from last year's opening day roster.
The camp will be held at the Greensboro Coliseum, the Hurricanes' home for
the next two seasons while a new arena is built in Raleigh.
The first exhibition comes later this week.
The Hurricanes host the New York Islanders Saturday night.
If you've ever wondered what happens to those plastic bottles you put in the
SUPER=03-Auburn Hills, MI;
Chrysler has found a new way to use them...it's built a car.
The car weighs 12-hundred pounds and is expected to sell for six-thousand