A train collision in London has left at least seven people dead.
Another 150 were injured.
Authorities say a passenger train struck a freight train that was crossing
the track at a station in the west end of London.
The crash shattered train cars and left part of the train in flames.
Fifty people have been injured in a powerful car bomb blast in Bosnia.
The bomb went off near a police station in the divided city of Mostar.
Many of the injuries are reported to be serious.
It's the worst explosion anywhere in Bosnia since the 19-95 Dayton peace
accords ended the three and a half year civil war.
The lone survivor of the car crash that killed Princess Diana has had the
first of what may be many session with the chief investigator of the case.
Vicki Mabrey has more.
SUPER=03-Paris, France; :00
SUPER=01-Vicky Mabrey/Reporting; :50
OUT Q=Vicky Mabrey, CBS News, Paris
JUDGE HERVE STEPHAN ARRIVED JUST BEFORE NOON PARIS TIME, RIGHT AROUND THE SAME
TIME THAT MR. AND MRS. REES-JONES WENT TO SEE THEIR SON. THE JUDGE WAS
ACCOMPANIED BY AN ENGLISH-SPEAKING OFFICER FROM THE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION
BRIGADE AND A COURT REPORTER. THEY ARE THERE TO QUESTION THE 29-YEAR-OLD
LONE SURVIVOR ABOUT WHAT HE REMEMBERS OF THE CRASH. WE KNOW THAT THE MAN
CALLED "DODI'S SHADOW" IS AWARE OF THE CRASH AND KNOWS THAT DIANA AND HIS
BOSS ARE DEAD. IN FACT, A HOSPITAL SPOKESMAN SAYS REES-JONES IS REMEMBERING
MORE AND MORE ALL THE TIME. ANYTHING HE CAN RECALL IS CRITICAL TO THE
MEANWHILE, THE BODY OF THE DRIVER HENRI PAUL LEFT THE PARIS MORGUE EARLY THIS
MORNING.... PAUL WILL BE BURIED IN HIS HOMETOWN OF LORIENT IN BRITTANY....
HIS PARENTS HAD ASKED THAT HE BE CREMATED, BUT THAT WILL NOT BE ALLOWED UNTIL
THE INVESTIGATION IS COMPLETE.
MABRY STAND-UP CLOSE:
TREVOR REES-JONES IS DOING SO WELL HE MAY BE MOVED EARLY NEXT WEEK FROM
INTENSIVE CARE TO THE FACIAL SURGERY UNIT.... AND HE'S ASKED FOR TELEVISION.
VICKY MABREY, CBS NEWS, PARIS.))
It looks like the Army's top enlisted man WILL face a court-martial over
sexual misconduct charges.
A military hearing officer today recommended court martial for Sergeant
major of the Army Gene McKinney on 22 charges of sexual misconduct.
McKinney didn't testify during his two-month hearing, but in sworn
statements, he denied all the allegations and said the case was racially
The Senate has resumed its campaign fund-raising hearings after blunt
testimony yesterday from a
controversial donor who says he bought access to the White House.
Oil financier Roger Tamraz says he donated 300-thousand dollars
to Democrats so he could meet with President Clinton.
Tamraz, who is said to be an unsavory character and is wanted by
interpol, says the money got him into the White House four times.
(( ROGER TAMRAZ/CONTROVERSIAL FUNDRAISER:YOU THINK YOU GET INTO THE WHITE HOUSE
SO YOU'VE WON. IT'S ONLY--THE FIGHT BEGINS WHEN YOU GET INTO THE WHITE HOUSE.
THEN THERE'S A GUERRILLA FIGHT TO GET CLOSE TO THE PRESIDENT. ))
SUPER=01-Roger Tamraz/Controversial Fundraiser;
OUT Q=TO THE PRESIDENT.
Today the panel is scheduled to hear from Warren Meddoff.
He's a Florida businessman who claims then-White House aide Harold Ickes
(IH'-keez) asked him to get rid of evidence of a political
The F-B-I has located millions of dollars from the largest armored car heist
in U-S history.
SUPER=03-Mountain Home, NC;
Agents recovered the cash yesterday from a storage unit in North Carolina.
In March nearly 19- million dollars was stolen in Jacksonville, Florida.
The agency made the discovery with the help of a receipt found in the
suspects's Mexico hideout.
A man was shot and wounded last night in Bedford County.
The sheriff's office says the victim was 40 year old Larry Thompson.
An acquaintance, Wilbert Boothe, has been charged with aggravated malicious
wounding and illegal use of a firearm.
Boothe allegedly shot Thompson with a rifle, after an argument.
Thompson is hospitalized in stable condition.
Children apparently playing with matches learned a lesson the hard way when
an abandoned house in Danville ignited.
The blaze started in the basement at 839 Stokes Street.
The fire inspector says no one lives in the house and it's currently for
IN Q=Some little children
((TARSHA WEST: SOME LITTLE CHILDREN WERE USING IT AS A CLUBHOUSE. THEY SET IT
ON FIRE. ONE OF THE LITTLE CHILDREN HAD MATCHES AND A LIGHTER AND SET IT ON
OUT Q=set it on fire
No one was hurt--
Fire officials say the children ran away.
A graphic artist from Salem
convinced his golfing buddies to invest more than 600 thousand dollars in a t-
shirt shop for last year's Olympics in Atlanta.
Turns out Richard L. Lawrence the Third, had no business connection with the
Investors suspected something was wrong when they learned Lawrence had tried
to kill himself.
He was arrested yesterday morning on the strength of a federal indictment
charging him with money laundering and fraud.
The G-O-P party that questioned Hollywood when Bob Dole made a run for the
White House, may now be COURTING its business.
IN Q=When I visited
((JIM GILMORE/R-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: WHEN I VISITED HOLLYWOOD LAST YEAR, AS
I TALKED TO YOU ABOUT THAT, IN LOS ANGELES, I REALIZED THE VALUE OF HAVING A
REPRESENTATIVE IN L.A. TO PROMOTE VIRGINIA.))
OUT Q=promote Virginia.
Jim Gilmore stood amidst Hollywood "action flick" posters yesterday to
propose a 15- million dollar incentive fund to lure Hollywood producers to
But would taxpayer money go to fund movies depicting sex and violence?
IN Q=I believe
((I BELIEVE WE WOULD BE IN A POSITION OF COURSE TO EXAMINE BY APPLICATION WHAT
WOULD BE COMING HERE, AND WHAT WOULD BE SUITABLE. BUT THESE ARE REGULATIONS
THAT WE CAN LOOK AT. AND WE CAN DRAW ADVICE AND GUIDANCE FROM ALL GROUPS IN
VIRGINIA TO GIVE US AN OPPORTUNITY TO LOOK AT THAT. BUT RIGHT NOW THIS
ENTIRELY A FOCUS NOT ON CONTENT OR ANY TYPE OF CENSORSHIP, BUT RATHER ON
OUT Q=on economic development.
Virginia attracted 30- million dollars in movie industry investments last
That's compared to the 400 -million dollars North Carolina's growing film
industry raked in.
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal
A half a million Virginia children are owed child support--but less than 25
percent see the money on time.
But in round two of a crackdown on the worst deadbeat parents, the Governor
yesterday announced 723 arrests or warrants issued.
SOT 11:51:21 TAPE ONE
IN Q=We have
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: WE HAVE ZERO TOLERANCE FOR IRRESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOR ON THE
PART OF PARENTS. EACH PARENT OUGHT TO BE SUPPORTING HIS OR HER CHILD.))
SOT 11:52:13 TAPE ONE
((NICK YOUNG/VA. CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT: BY AND LARGE WE'RE STARTING TO SEE
THE EFFORTS OF THIS CAMPAIGN HAVE A COLLATERAL EFFECT NOT ONLY THE THE 57-
THOUSAND THAT WE'VE TARGETED, BUT PEOPLE ARE REALIZING IT'S A NO-NONSENSE,
STARTS WITH THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA AND GOES ALL
THE WAY DOWN, NO-NONSENSE CAMPAIGN.))
SUPER=01-Nick Young/Va. Child Support Enforcement; :08
OUT Q=no-nonsense campaign.
But caseworkers say they may be making some progress in a high profile
battle, but they're still NOT winning the war.
SOT tape two 12:00:01
IN Q=I think
((BRENDA MOTLEY/LYNCHBURG CHILD SUPPORT DIRECTOR: I THINK IT'S A GROWING
STIGMA. AND I THINK ALSO, THOUGH, THAT THE DEADBEAT PARENTS OUT THERE FEEL
THAT BECAUSE OF THE GROWING CASELOAD, THE LIMITED WORKERS THAT WE HAVE, THAT
THEIR CHANCES OF EVADING THE SYSTEM ARE STILL VERY GOOD.))
SUPER=01-Brenda Motley/Lynchburg Child Support Director;
OUT Q=very good.
In the latest crackdown, 190 extremely delinquent parents were arrested or
summoned to court in Danville.
Twenty-two were in Lynchburg.
Students in Salem are getting a unique opportunity to work with state of the
The Arnold Burton Technology Center gladly accepted the delivery of a new,
state-of-the-art "machining center."
It cuts, shapes and drills different types of metal.
Okuma (oh-KOO-muh) America decided to loan the machining center after a
suggestion of one of its distributors, and the Graham White plant in Salem.
IN Q=There's a
((JOHN HENDRICK/OKUMA AMERICA PRESIDENT: THERE'S A NEED TO DO A BETTER JOB OF
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT. THIS IS SOME FAIRLY SOPHISTICATED TECHNOLOGY AND PEOPLE
DON'T JUST COME OFF THE STREET THAT KNOW HOW TO OPERATE IT.))
SUPER=01-John Hendrick/Okuma America President;
OUT Q=operate it.
Teachers at the school say the machining center is the most sophisticated
piece of equipment in its toolshop.
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And a tool every student at Ferrum College will now have is a computer.
The school installing one in every student room.
Ferrum's President says the computers will be purchased within the next
couple of weeks, but students won't be able to use them until the spring
Educators say they hope this will make things easier for low income
IN Q=The difference
((DR. JERRY BOONE/FERRUM COLLEGE PRESIDENT:THE DIFFERENCE I THINK IS THAT OUR
STUDENTS ARE LOW INCOME STUDENTS AND SO SOME OF THEM CAN NOT AFFORD TO DO THIS,
SO WE'RE OFFERING THIS TO EVERYBODY. WE FEEL IT'S IMPORTANT THAT EVERY STUDENT
HAVE THE AVAILABILITY AND SO THAT'S WHY WE'RE DOING IT.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Jerry Boone/Ferrum College President;
OUT Q=doing it
The 700-thousand dollar project includes hiring technical support to deal
with any problems that may arise.
The state and soon perhaps the nation plan to recognize the birthplace of a
Confederate general from Franklin County.
The Virginia Department of Historic Resources has voted to put the Jubal
Early home on the VIRGINIA Landmarks Register.
The department also nominated the home for a spot on the NATIONAL Register
of Historic Places.
Preservationists believe FEDERAL administrators will approve the nomination
GRAPHIC=Valley View Mall
A discount store has Valley View Mall in its sights...
Target is just one of the stores with plans to move in.
Andrew Freiden has the story.
SUPER=03-Minnesota/File Tape; :09
SUPER=01-Patty Van Horn/Wal Mart Shopper; :20
SUPER=01-Joe Flowers/Wal Mart Shopper; :50
OUT Q=news 7, roanoke
(( This land is being graded for a TARGET discount store-- one of the most
successful discount chains in the country.
The store is Target's first in Southwest Virginia-- and will look like this
store in Minnesota.
It will be next door neighbors with the Wal Mart superstore-- putting the
two rivals within close walking distance.
((I'LL PROBABLY CHECK THEM OUT, BUT I'VE BEEN SHOPPING AT WAL MART EVER SINCE
IT CAME TO NORTH CAROLINA-10-12 YEARS. I REALLY LIKE WAL MART, I'D BUY STOCK
IN IT IF I COULD. STIFF COMPETITION.(LAUGHTER) ))
Sources tell News 7 that Target won't be the only new store in this
There will also be several smaller businesses.
5 companies have reportedly signed up , including The Sports Authority,
Petsmart, and Ruby Tuesday's.
((JOE FLOWERS/WAL MART SHOPPER: MY DAUGHTER WOULD LOVE IT. SHE'S 38 AND SHE
WOULD LOVE TO BE ABLE TO COME OVER HERE AND SPEND THE DAY.))
Grading has also begun on the recently approved 4 lane Valley View Access
Road-- which will provide a direct link up to and from Interstate 581.
((ANDREW FREIDEN/REPORTER TARGET HAS SNAPPED UP THE LAST LARGE PARCEL OF SPACE
HERE AT VALLEY VIEW MALL-- NOW DEVELOPERS ARE TRYING TO FIND TENANTS FOR THE
TWO BUILDINGS LEFT VACANT BY CRENSHAW'S AND RACK AND SACK. ANDREW FREIDEN, NEWS
It's been a long road for construction of the new Peter's Creek Extension in
City council first approved the road project 12 years ago.
And this morning Mayor Bowers, along with a couple of young friends, cut the
ribbon on the new four- lane road.
The Peters Creek Road extension links Melrose Avenue to Shenandoah Avenue,
which the Mayor says will serve the city in many ways.
IN Q=The purpose of this
((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE CITY MAYOR: THE PURPOSE OF THIS PROJECT, OF COURSE, IS
TO LINK OUR CITY. IT IS TO LINK OUR NEIGHBORHOODS AND TO ENHANCE THE MOBILITY
OF OUR EMERGENCY VEHICLES, CITY SERVICES, COMMERCE, AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC FORM
ONE SIDE OF OUR ALL AMERICAN CITY, TO THE OTHER. ))
OUT Q=to the other
John Nemeth of the nearby Cherry Hill neighborhood was the first to drive
down the road.
There were a few problems this morning with the signal lights, but they were
The Roanoke-Salem Chapter of The Alzheimer's Association wants to take you
on a walk.
The Chapter is sponsoring its first-annual Memory Walk this weekend in
Salem-- to raise money, and awareness.
IN Q=We started
((WE STARTED AS A GRASS-ROOTS ORGANIZATION HERE IN 1983, AND THE CORE OF OUT
ACTIVITY HAS ALWAYS BEEN TO SUPPORT THE FAMILIES. AND WE CAN, THERE ARE A LOT
OF DIFFERENT WAYS BUT OUR GOAL IS TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR THE
VICTIMS OF THE DISEASE, TO WORK TOWARD BETTER QUALITY CARE IN THE AREA.))
SUPER 01-Louise Chagnon/Alzheimer's Association;
OUT Q=in the area.
In Southwest Virginia-- nearly 12-thousand people are afflicted with
Alzheimer's Disease-- that's slightly higher than the national average.
This weekend's Memory Walk begins around nine-thirty, Saturday morning, at
Salem's Longwood Park.
The Governor is going to Maryland to fight toxic algae.
George Allen's in Annapolis today for a summit on (fihs-TEER'-ee-uh)
pfiesteria -- the algae some biologists are calling the "cell from hell."
Topic one on the Governor's agenda is getting Maryland to hand over medical
records of residents who suffered health effects in waters where fish were
SOT 12:09:13 tape two
IN Q=I understand
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: I UNDERSTAND THE CONCERN OF CONFIDENTIALITY OF PATIENTS'
RECORDS AND THAT'S WHY I SAID ON AN EARLIER QUESTION THAT I DON'T CARE ABOUT
THE PERSON'S NAME BUT SHARE WITH OUR HEALTH DEPARTMENT'S PHYSICIANS AND EXPERTS
WHAT WERE THE SYMPTOMS, WHAT WAS THE TREATMENT, AND THE BACKGROUND, THE MEDICAL
HISTORY OF THAT INDIVIDUAL?))
OUT Q=that individual?
Allen has allocated two-point-three- million dollars to set up a new lab
dedicated to finding out more about (fihs-TEER'-ee-uh) pfiesteria.
Democratic candidate Don Beyer has asked President Clinton for some federal
help with the effort.
Media mogul Ted Turner is planning to give away a billion-dollars to United
SUPER=03-New York, NY;
Turner made the announcement at a Manhattan hotel while receiving a Global
Turner wants to create a new
foundation to benefit such causes as helping refugees, fighting disease and
cleaning up land mines.
He says he'll donate 100 million dollars of Time Warner stock every year for
the next ten years to the new
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On the high school hardwood,
the Blacksburg Indians scalped the lady Cavaliers of Lord Botetourt 53-to-46.
SUPER=03-Daleville/Cavaliers vs Indians; :
Botetourt's Amy Bird passes to Kim Daugherty and she hits the jumper to make
it 16 to 8 Lady Cavaliers in the second quarter.
But Blacksburg rallied in the second half Tina Kirk with the cross over
dribble goes inside for the layup to score.
Blacksburg comes back with the SUPER=34-Blacksburg/53/Botetourt/46/;
hustle play Catherine Weber picks up this lose ball and scores inside and the
Lady Indians win.
The Winston Cup starts rolling into Dover today for time trials for this
Sunday's M-B-N-A 400.
There have been some rumors surrounding Rick Mast.
SUPER=04-1997 Season; :00
For the past couple of weeks reports have linked the Virginia fan favorite
with a jump to the Richard Petty owned S-T-P machine for next season.
Mast told Mike Stevens before leaving for Dover that although he is
disappointed with this season, he is not leaving Butch Mock Motorsports to join
forces with the King.
Rick is in the first year of a three year contract to drive the Remington
Not even Mark McGwire could help the Cardinals clinch a win on the diamond.
It was also a homer-free day for the man with a mission.
SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/Cardinals vs. Cubs; :00
McGwire came into yesterday's game with the Cubs with 53 homers.
But he was a "single" man. McGwire went 2 for 5 with an R-B-I single as the
Cards lost to the Cubs 4-to-3.
McGwire now has 10 games left to hit eight homers and tie Roger Maris'
It's week four of Friday Football Extra and there are some big games in and
around the Roanoke Valley.
We'll have highlights from 15 games and here's the schedule.
IN Q=first game
OUT Q=...last game.
In California, a motorist apparently decided to go for a swim except the
pool was empty and the driver never left the truck.
SUPER=03-Granada Hills, CA/KCBS;
Police say the motorist apparently lost control of the vehicle, which ended
up head first in the drained motel swimming pool.
The driver was only slightly injured, but the truck is NOT looking its best.