Secretary of State Madeleine Albright has left Israel and says she won't be
back until significant progress is made by Israeli and Palestinian leaders.
After wrapping up three days of meetings with both sides today,
Albright says there were no breakthroughs toward getting peace talks restarted.
TOUGH DECISIONS NEED TO BE MADE BY THE LEADERS THEMSELVES.. I'M PREPARED TO
COME BACK BUT NOT IF IT'S TO TREAD WATER. ))
SUPER=01-Madeleine Albright/ Secretary of State;
OUT Q=to tread on water.
Albright announced that Israeli and Palestinian diplomats will meet in the
U-S later this month, but she says that's just a small step.
For many it's the last chance to be close to Mother Teresa.
Despite heavy rainfall this morning in Calcutta, hundreds lined up to view
the 87- year- old nun's body.
When Police tried to cut the line of mourners about 100 rushed a barricade.
Police managed to turn them back without any violence.
Mother Teresa will buried tomorrow after a state funeral.
The funeral procession is being extended because of the large number of
Roanoke County police at first thought it was a suicide, but now they say
the fatal gunshots wounds that killed a young woman were NOT self-inflicted.
Two weeks ago 21-year old Anita Dickson was found dead inside her car on
Carvin's Cove Road.
Blood was found on the outside of her car and on one of the tires.
The forensic lab will conduct gun residue tests and D-N-A analysis on the
State police are still investigating an accident that killed one woman in
Campbell County last night.
It happened on Route 29, south of the intersection with Route 24.
Police say the driver of the car veered off the road and struck a tree.
A male passenger in the car was not hurt, but was charged at the scene with
being drunk in public.
Starting today, Virginia and Tennessee will both honor concealed weapons
permits issued in either state.
That means Virginians with a permit can carry hidden weapons in Tennessee
and vice versa.
But each must observe the specifics of the other state's law.
The laws are similar.
Tennessee officials says its state police can provide specific information
on their law.
More than 65-thousand Virginians hold concealed weapons permits.
President Clinton is expected to name a new Surgeon General today.
An administration official says doctor David Satcher will be nominated as
both Surgeon General and Assistant Secretary of Health.
Satcher currently heads the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The surgeon general's job has been filled on an ACTING basis only since
December of 19-94, when Joycelyn Elders was ousted over her outspoken comments
on sex and drugs.
In Paris, one of the first people to arrive at the Princess Diana accident
scene is speaking out.
He's providing new details in the aftermath and what role the paparazzi
Vicki Mabrey reports.
IN Q=IT WAS LESS THAN
OUT Q=CBS News, Paris.
Elton John's reworked hit song "Candle in the Wind", played at Diana's
funeral was released today in Paris.
The song, known as "Goodbye England's Rose", has been called a
moving tribute to Diana.
It's predicted to become the fastest-selling hit single of all
time and is expected to enter the charts at number one across the world.
All of the profits from the song will go to the Princess Diana
The curriculum has once again regained the focus at Cave Spring High School
after a some scheduling chaos disrupted the first few weeks.
Superintendent Deanna Gordon stopped by at the school yesterday 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.
SOT 06.19.30 - 06.19.45
IN Q=TO the best
((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;
OUT Q=these problems resolved
Many teachers coordinated their teaching plans in expectation of changes to
A majority of the students were affected by the problem.
And statewide, students entering state colleges in the fall of 19-95 are not
meeting the grade.
The State Council of Higher Education reports nearly one of every four
needed remedial work.
The council found that about eleven percent of private high school grads
needed remedial work in English, reading or math.
The state spends almost 25 million
dollars a year on remedial classes.
The council's report found that
more than 90 percent of remedial education occurs in community colleges rather
than four-year schools.
The curbside recycling program in Roanoke County seems to be the latest
victim of the debate between economics and the environment.
Kimberly McBroom explains.
IN Q=Instead of dropping off
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Shirley Willis/Roanoke Co. Resident; :09
SUPER=04-File Tape; :18
SUPER=01-Bill Rand/Roanoke Co. General Services; 30
OUT Q=McBroom, News 7
((Instead of dropping off recyclables on their front lawn-- Roanoke county
residents now have to take them for a little drive.
SOT 10:13:16 tape 1
((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
SOT tape 1 9:10:40
((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.
TAKE PRE- PRO
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.
END PRE- PRO
Tape 2STAND UP HERE, LAST ONE PLEASE
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.))
Recycling might make it difficult for one man to do his job...on the other
hand it might tell him something about our society.
Arizona Archaeologist Doctor William Rathje (RATH-JAY) has discovered a new
method for learning about history.
Instead of studying pottery...his team of scientists get knee deep in a pile
of garbage to get information on every aspect of life.
Rathje (RATH-JAY) says in the last forty years he's detailed positive changes
in the county's trash cans.
Like going from glass bottles to plastic which take less space in the landfill.
IN Q=So if we
((DR. WILLIAM RATHJE/ARCHEOLOGIST:SO IF WE CAN MAKE PEOPLE MORE AWARE OF WHAT'S
REALLY OUT NEWSPAPERS FOR EXAMPLE TAKE UP BETWEEN 15 AND 20 PERCENT OF
LANDFILLS BY VOLUME AND THEY'RE RECYCLABLE. IF WE CAN KEEP THEM OUT OF THE
LANDFILL WE CAN CUT DOWN ON LANDFILL USE))
SUPER=01-William Rathje/Archaeologist; RUNS=:17
OUT Q=landfill use
Rathje (RATH-JAY) says as Solid Waste Management teams use lager garbage
tubs, residents tend to throw away more material.
GRAPHIC=Virginia state seal
Virginia was a choice vacation spot last year.
State tourism officials note a five-point-five percent increase in tourism
revenues for 19-96.
Officials feared competition with the summer Olympics in Atlanta
would stifle tourism in the Old Dominion.
Instead, the 19-96 revenue increase was the largest since 19-88.
Tourists spent more than ten billion dollars in Virginia last year.
Tourism also created 18-hundred new jobs last year, for a statewide total of
almost 170-thousand workers.
If you live in Roanoke or Martinsville candidates won't be the only ones
vying for your vote this November.
Off-track betting has found its way onto the ballot.
Ellen Qualls takes a look inside one of Virginia's two existing parlors.
IN Q=Oh there's a
SUPER=01-Olivia Price/Horse Race Fan; :40
SUPER=01-Herb Jones/Colonial Downs; 1:05
SUPER=01-Nick Hahn/Colonial Downs; 1:16
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
(( SOT TAPE TWO 20:46:02
((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.
sot TAPE ONE 20:46:01
((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.
SOT TAPE TWO 20:46:29
((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.
SOT TAPE ONE 20:35:54
((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.
SOT TAPE ONE 18:49:22
((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.))
SOT TAPE ONE 18:31:42
((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.))
SOT STANDUP TAPE TWO 21:07:20
((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.))
Another success for NASA.
Last night, the Mars global surveyor was fired into orbit for a mapping
mission around mars.
That mapping will help NASA learn more about mars and target future landing
sites for further explorations.
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She's fought on behalf of consumers in Southwest Virginia for nearly three
decades, but now Fran Stephanz (Stevens) is retiring.
Stephanz (Stevens) runs Better Business Bureau of Western Virginia.
It serves 32 counties in our area.
Her years of work have left her with a number of memorable experiences,
including one involving a lady who delivered her false teeth to the office.
IN Q=I mean
((FRAN STEPHANZ/BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU: I MEAN DO YOU WANT SOMEBODY TO COME IN
AND HAND YOU THEIR FALSE TEETH? YOU KNOW, I MEAN AT LEAST PUT IT IN PLASTIC
LADY, PLEASE. THEY DIDN'T FIT, AND SHE COULDN'T GET HER DENTIST TO MAKE THE
ADJUSTMENT, SO SHE WANTED TO FILE A COMPLAINT, AND SHE SAID HERE ARE THE TEETH,
YOU SEE IF YOU CAN GET EM TO FIT.))
SUPER=01-Fran Stephanz/Better Business Bureau;
OUT Q=you know, fit.
Stephanz (Stevens) says her office couldn't have done its work all these
years without the support of the upstanding businesses that fund her
TAPE#net (edit of S7-19)
The Express officially announced the signing of veteran Goalie Daniel
Berthiaume and Dave Gagnon will give the Express two of the best Goalies in
the East Coast Hockey League.
Head Coach Frank Anzalone is giving up a veteran spot on the roster and he
will determine the rotation between the two goalies.
IN Q="It's going to be
SUPER=01-Dave Gagnon/Roanoke Express Goalie;
OUT Q=it just won't work."
The Express will open camp October fourth and the team's first home
exhibition game will be October tenth.
TAPE#net (edit of S7-17)
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.
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Pirates vs. Hokies;:00
Tech head coach Jerry Cheynet looked on as senior Bobby Warnick, the former
Roanoke Wrath standout, tried to keep the school's first ever top 20 ranking in
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
But the tables turned less than five minutes later in the game when Brian
Denno executes the throw in to perfection as his pass is headed in by a diving
But the Hokies win 2-to-1 and they are now 4-and-0.
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.
IN Q=FIRST AUDIO
OUT Q=..LOGO COMES FULL."
Adoption has saved a three- week- old orphan, abandoned off the coast of
The young one is a walrus.
When rescued, Nuvuk was dehydrated and underweight.
But now he's already
gained about 25 pounds and is on his way to good health.
He 's now living at Tacoma, Washington's Point Defiance Zoo.
Zoo officials are still deciding whether to keep him permanently.