Next on News 7-
People in one local city are asked NOT to use their water-
An accident in Campbell County leaves one woman critically hurt.
An exclusive interview with a Baltimore man at the scene of Princess Diana's
And it's a one in a million BLUE lobster-
Join us for News 7 at Eleven.
State police are investigating an accident that left one person critically
injured tonight in Campbell County.
It happened around 9:15 on Route 29, south of the intersection with Route
Police say this Nissan Sentra veered off the road and struck a tree... the
female driver was taken to the hospital with severe head injuries.
Her condition is not known.
A male passenger in the car was not hurt, but was charged at the scene with
being drunk in public.
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A broken water pump line is causing problems for the City of Galax.
As a result the city is asking people there to restrict water usage until
The city wants residents to refrain from bathing, showering or washing cars.
After six months duty in Bosnia, a group of soldiers from our area is finally
Tina Tenret was at Fort Benning, Georgia when the Danville-based troops
arrived early this morning.
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SUPER=01-Maj. Jon Page/Returning Officer; :00
SUPER=03-Fort Benning, GA; :07
SUPER=01-Sgt. Tim Redden/Returning Soldier; :13
SUPER=01-Sgt. Reuben Anderson/Returning Soldier; :38
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The Army took a long, hard look at itself-- and doesn't like what it found.
The study found sexual harrassment exists throughout the Army -- across
gender, rank and racial lines.
And it found sexual discrimination even more prevalent.
((THE REPORTS CONCLUDE THAT DRILL SARGEANTS THEMSELVES ADN OTHERS TRAINING
PERSONNEL BY A WHOPPING 69 PERCENT BELIEVE THEY ARE NOT COMPLETELY WELL
PREPEARED FOR THE RESPONSIBILITY OF TRAINING SOLDIERS OF THE OPPOSITE GENDER.))
SUPER=01-Togo West/Army Secretary;
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The army will now toughen it selection process for drill sargeants.
Anita Dickson was shot in the head two weeks ago- -but SHE did not shoot
herself as originally thought.
Roanoke County Police now think someone else killed her.
Dickson died almost instantly from a single shot to the head.
Yet there was blood OUTSIDE the Volkswagen Jetta on one of the tires.
The 21-year old woman was found dead INSIDE her car on Carvins Cove Road.
The forensic lab will conduct gun residue tests and D-N-A analysis on the
blood from the tire.
If you have a concealed weapons permit in Virginia- you'll soon be able to
carry a hidden weapon in Tennessee too.
At midnight tonight, Virginia and Tennessee will honor each other's
concealed weapons laws.
That means Virginians with permits can carry their guns concealed in
Tennessee -- and vice versa.
But each must observe the specifics of the other state's law.
The laws are similar.
Tennessee says its state police can provide specific information on their
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Coming up next, things are returning to normal after a rough few weeks at
one Roanoke County high school,
and an American witness says Princess Diana might have survived her fatal
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A Baltimore man was at the scene of Princess Diana's fatal car crash just
seconds after it happened.
CBS News reporter Vicky Mabrey has an exclusive interview.
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((Mark Budt: I could see that there was the blond woman in the back, who was
crouched on the floor with her back to the open door, but I really couldn t
tell you what
condition she was in. I could see that my friend was giving her oxygen.
IT WAS LESS THAN A MINUTE AFTER THE CRASH... MARK BUDT AND HIS FRIEND DR.
FREDERIC MAILLIEZ STOPPED TO HELP ACCIDENT VICTIMS.
Budt: I didn t see any blood. I do know that she had some blood on her hand
because he came back with blood on his pants.
WHEN BUDT AND MAILLIEZ FIRST ARRIVED, THERE WERE ONLY A FEW
BYSTANDERS. MINUTES LATER, A DOZEN PHOTOGRAPHERS APPEARED,
SNAPPING AWAY AS MAILLIEZ WORKED ON THE PRINCESS.
Vicki Mabry: Did you feel he was being crowded by the photographers?
Budt: I felt they were just getting a little too close, closer than was
Mabry: Was Dr. Mailliez calm?
Budt: Yes, oh yes. He just went back, he had no trouble taking his equipment,
he got some equipment out of his trunk, went back to the car, didn t have to
push through a crowd, they let him in and let him do his job.
Budt: It s interesting, because the portion of the car that she was in, that
quarter of the car, was basically undamaged.
Q: Do you think there s anything that could have saved her?
A: I would think right away, that a seatbelt might have helped because she
ended up on the floor and she was somehow crushed from being on the floor.
If she had worn a seatbelt that could have kept her in the seat and that would
have been the only thing.
MARK BUDT AND DR. MAILLIEZ LEFT AS SOON AS PARAMEDICS ARRIVED.
THEY DIDN T EVEN KNOW WHO THEY HAD HELPED UNTIL THE NEXT
MORNING. VICKI MABREY, CBS NEWS, PARIS.))
Preparations are underway for Mother Teresa's funeral.
Her body was draped in the Indian national flag today-
World leaders will attend- but there will also be a delegation- of the
homeless, orphaned and handicapped.
((FATHER JOSEPH LANGFORD: SO IT IS NOT ONLY DIGNITARIES, HIGH AND MIGHTY AND
CONNECT WHO WILL BE THERE BUT THE FIRST PLACE IS FOR THE SIMPLE AND THOSE WHO
LOVED MOTHER FROM AFAR.))
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The ceremony will be televised- beginning at one in the morning Saturday.
Things have apparently gotten back to normal at Cave Spring High School.
Superintendent Deanna Gordon stopped by at the school earlier today and said
only about nine students signed up for scheduling changes.
And, despite the scheduling mix-up officials say thanks to the teachers'
cooperation classes are proceeding smoothly.
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((BILL IRVIN/ROANOKE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD: TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE IT'S
PRETTY MUCH TAKEN CARE OF. WE CERTAINLY HOPE IT IS AND TO THE BEST OF MY
KNOWLEDGE THERE ARE SOME STUDENTS WHO MAY STILL HAVE SOME PROBLEMS. GUIDANCE
HAS BEEN WORKING LITERALLY AROUND THE CLOCK OVER TIME TO GET ALL THESE PROBLEMS
SUPER=01-Bill Irvin/Roanoke Co. School Board;
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Many teachers coordinated their teaching plans in expectation of changes to
A majority of the students were affected by the problem.
It stands for off-track betting... and if you live in Roanoke or
Martinsville, it's on your ballot this November.
Ellen Qualls takes a look inside one of Virginia's two existing parlors.
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SUPER=01-Herb Jones/Colonial Downs; 1:05
SUPER=01-Nick Hahn/Colonial Downs; 1:16
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((OH THERE'S A LOT OF 'EM JUMBLED UP. C'MON!))
The thrill of the thoroughbreds has been entertaining Richmond race fans for
ten months... and those in Chesapeake for over a year.
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((WHO WAS THAT? IS THAT SIX OR ONE? ...TEN!?))
TV screens boast live races from across the nation every five minutes or so,
seven days a week, 12 hours a day.
That's a lot of racing.
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((I DIDN'T WIN...I DON'T LIKE BELMONT.))
It's also a lot of betting.
In Richmond, they average 785 customers a day.
Those customers bet an average of 206- dollars a person...some of it of
course from their winnings.
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((OLIVIA PRICE/HORSE RACE FAN: OH IT BUILDS YOUR ADRENALIN UP. AND IT'S JUST
REAL EXCITING TO ME. AND OF COURSE THERE'S NOTHING LIKE JUST SEEING IT AT THE
TRACK WHERE THEY'RE LIVE. BUT THEN THE OFF-TRACK BETTING IS THE NEXT BEST
Colonial Downs says a betting parlor dumps at least 350- thousand more
dollars a year in taxes directly into local coffers.
It also means 150 to 200 new jobs.
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((HERB JONES/COLONIAL DOWNS: WE KNOW THAT WE'RE GONNA SPEND A MILLION DOLLARS
A YEAR IN SALARIES. ANOTHER MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR IN GOODS AND SERVICES THAT
WE SPEND IN THAT LOCALITY. AND THEN THERE'S THE CONSTRUCTION.))
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((NICK HAHN/COLONIAL DOWNS: THERE'S A CONVENIENCE STORE WHICH IS JUST DOWN
THE ROAD HERE. THEY'VE SEEN THEIR BUSINESS TRIPLE SINCE WE'VE BEEN OPEN.))
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((RICHMOND POLICE SAY COLONIAL DOWNS HAS BEEN A GOOD CITIZEN. POLICE PATROL
INSIDE AND OUT. AND IN 10 MONTHS THERE'S BEEN ONLY ONE CRIME REPORTED: A
THEFT FROM THE BACK OF A PICKUP TRUCK. ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7, RICHMOND.))
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Stay with us, a little later we'll meet a lobster who should have been found
in a blue bayou,
and we'll tell you what one researcher is learning by going through America's
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((DR.WILLIAM RATHJE:WE FOUND THAT PEOPLE UNDER REPORT HOW MUCH BEER THEY DRINK
ABY 60-PERCENT AND THEY OVER-REPORT HOW MUCH BRUSSEL SPROUTS THEY EAT BY
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Roanoke County residents who recycle may find their task a little more
Changes in the way the County is collecting trash will mean more work for
the environmentally conscious.
Kimberly McBroom explains.
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SUPER=01-Shirley Willis/Roanoke Co. Resident; :09
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SUPER=01-Bill Rand/Roanoke Co. General Services Dir.; 30
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((Instead of dropping off recyclables on their front lawn-- Roanoke county
residents now have to take them for a little drive.
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((SHIRLEY WILLIS/ROANOKE CO. RESIDENT: I THINK IT'S A STEP BACKWARDS FOR THEM
TO STOP THE RECYCLING PROGRAM, BECAUSE SO MANY PEOPLE ARE GOING TO STOP
RECYCLING BECAUSE IT'S NOT GOING TO BE CONVENIENT FOR THEM ANYMORE. ))
Willis says she plans to continue recycling anyway-- but figures she's in
County officials say they pulled the plug on curbside recycling pickup
because it was too expensive-- with a quarter- million- dollar- a- year
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((BILL RAND/ROANOKE CO. GENERAL SERVICES DIR.: RECYCLING IS NOT DEAD. WE ARE
NOT ELIMINATING IT. WE ARE NOT DOING AWAY WITH IT. WE'RE JUST TRYING TO
PROVIDE THE MOST COST- EFFECTIVE METHOD OF DOING THE RECYCLING. ))
Rand also points out that only a THIRD of the county residents offered
curbside service actually participated.
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Residents can now drop off recyclables at six different centers, including
Cycle Systems, the transfer stations in Hollins and Salem, as well as three
Kroger stores throughout the county.
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But Kroger's future in recycling is uncertain.
A company spokesman says funding for these recycling bins is only
guaranteed through the end of the year.
Kroger's now looking for a partner to help bear the costs.
Cycle Systems, however, is still going strong.
Its owner says the recycling industry has its ups and downs, but he's
still disappointed with the county's decision.
closing shot of trash truck leaving
In the meantime, these familiar trucks will carry on with the business of
hauling trash, but trash only.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.))
America's landfills are turning into giant time capsules.
Archaeologist Doctor William Rathje (RATH-JAY) studies garbage to determine
facts about the past.
Rathje was speaking to area solid waste management members today in Roanoke.
He says his team has learned more digging through garbage than studying
The most startling fact is how dumps are actually preserving trash.
IN Q=Materials in landfills
((DR. WILLIAM RATHJE/ARCHAEOLOGIST:MATERIALS IN LANDFILLS DO NOT BIODEGRADE
VERY MUCH. THERE'S SOME BIODEGREDATION OF YARD WASTE AND FOOD WASTE BUT VERY
LITTLE DEGRADATION OF PAPER))
SUPER=01-Dr. William Rathje/Archeologist;
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(Rath-jay) Rathje says findings from discarded containers provide more
accurate information than written statistics because people don't always tell
the truth in surveys.
The "garbologist" has examined everything from heads of lettuce to packages
of birth control pills to find out about history and the modern age.
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Two and three car teams are nothing new to NASCAR. But Jack Roush announced
yesterday that he is taking the multi-car concept to a never before seen level.
last night Roush Racing said that Johnny Benson will drive Ford Taurus's for
him next year giving him five Cup teams.
Benson will join Chad Little, Ted Musgrave, Jeff Burton and Mark Martin in
the Roush roundup in 1998.
Thursday night at the hoop for the ladies and we have highlights last night
from Salem high school,
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where first year Spartans head coach Tracey Driscoll faced a tough task in
perennial power Laurel Park.
The Lancers take advantage of poor execution on the inbounds pass as the
ball is tipped and Shermika Harris converts it into a hoop.
Salem's Lindsey Carroll passes it inside to Michelle Lovelle for the duece to
get the Spartans on top.
But Laurel Park would pick up the SUPER=33-Laurel Park/48/Salem/47;
tough road win with the fast break hoop by Latarrie Prithchett.
Your final - Lancers 48, Salem 47.
In other girl's hoops last night William Byrd beat Jefferson Forest 66-to-52
and James River rocked Lord Botetourt 58-to-55.
A number of big rivalries will be in the spotlight later tonight as Friday
Football stretches out from Independence to South Boston for 16 big ones,
including the Salem-Pulaski war.
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One of the players who will be action tonight, William Byrd's Josh Jones, was
honored last night during the Roanoke County school board meeting.
Jones, who is the captain of the Terriers this season was honored for his
prowess in the other kind of football - soccer.
Last year he earned all-state honors as a fullback for the Byrd booters.
The Virginia Tech Soccer team stepped on the field yesterday for the first
time since cracking the nation's top 20 earlier in the week.
Yesterday the Hokies welcomed East Carolina to town.
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Tech head coach Jerry Cheynet looked on as senior Bobby Warnick, the former
Cave Spring and Roanoke Wrath standout, tried to keep the school's first ever
top 20 ranking in tact.
And the Hokies were on their game early as Matt Whalen gets the unassisted
goal 13 minutes and 43 seconds into the first half to give Tech a one to
nothing lead. And we'll also give Whalen a few style points for the post goal
The dancing would stop less than five minutes later when Brian Denno executes
the throws in to perfection as his pass is headed in by a diving Sean Hawley.
But the Hokies win 2-to-1 and they are now 4-and-0.
The Roanoke Express doubled its pleasure in goal today by signing Daniel
Roy Stanley has more on the pairing of the former L.A. King with David
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SUPER=01-Daniel Barthiaume/Roanoke Express Goalie; :22
SUPER=04-1995-96 Season; :37
SUPER=01-Frank Anzalone/Roanoke Express Head Coach; :48
SUPER=01-Dave Gagnon/Roanoke Express Goalie; 1:07
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((At a press conference this morning, The Express officially announced the
signing of veteran Goalie Daniel Berthiaume.
Berthiaume, who is second on the all time Roanoke wins list with 28, will
play in his third season with the Express.
He spent last season with Central Texas of the WPHL.))
((DANIEL BERTHIAUME/ROANOKE EXPRESS GOALIE: ))
((Berthiaume and Dave Gagnon will give the Express two of the best Goalies in
the East Coast Hockey League.
Both are veterans and capable of playing every night. Head Coach Frank
Anzalone is giving up a veteran spot on the roster and he will determine the
rotation between the two goalies.))
((FRANK ANZALONE/EXPRESS HEAD COACH: ))
((DAVE GAGNON/ROANOKE EXPRESS GOALIE: ))
((ROY STANDUP: ))
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Still to come tonight, the countdown to Saturday night's Big East battle in
In just a moment, Steve Mason checks in with the Hokies to see how they plan
to contain the dangerous Donovan McNabb.
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Virginia Tech and Syracuse have opened their respective seasons in very
But if you're looking for similarities between the two schools you need only
look behind center for a pari of fives.
Steve Mason has more from the "Burg."
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SUPER=01-Loren Johnson/Virginia Tech Cornerback; :23
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And don't forget - the college football season on CBS begins this Saturday
afternoon right here on WDBJ. Between the hedges in Athens, Georgia it's the
Georgia Bulldogs hosting the South Carolina Gamecocks.
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It only happens once in a blue moon and its our video of the day.
It's a blue lobster and it was caught off the coast of Chatham,
It was later sold to a lobster company, but don't worry this fellow won't be
singing the blues.
The company promises he will NOT end up on anyone's dinner plate.
The want to donate the lobster to an aquarium.
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The owner of the company says only one in a million lobsters is blue.