Jeff Burton won yesterday's Hanes 500 at the Martinsville Speedway.
But MIke Stevens says the biggest winner of the was Michael Waltrip, who
became a father just hours before race time when his wife gave birth to
daughter, Margaret Carol.
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That's it for sports. have a great day everybody.
Coming up on News 7-
We'll go along with agents to find out how easy or tough it is for teens to
Undercover video tape from a local strip club is played in court-
Plus a big oil spill off California.
And the sun came out and so did the fans for the Hanes 500.
News 7 is next.
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Virginia says you have to be 18 to buy tobacco.
But not everyone follows that law.
Tonight in Roanoke, Alcohol Beverage Control officers proved that point--
Some store clerks in this area don't always follow the law.
Andrew Freiden has the story.
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SUPER=01-Butch Wright/ABC Special Agent; :20
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( ABC Special agent Butch Wright is used to busting up stills.
Back in 1992 he helped blow up one of Franklin County's largest moonshine
But investigating store clerks who sell tobacco to minors?
That's a whole new part of his job description.
((FEBRUARY OF LAST YEAR, THE ABC DEPARTMENT WAS GIVEN ENFORCEMENT POWER OF THE
TOBACCO LAWS. who was enforcing them? NOT ANYONE IN PARTICULAR, IT WAS ON THE
BOOKS, BUT IT WASN'T ENFORCED BY ANYONE-- BY ANY PARTICULAR AGENCY. ))
So smokes have been passed to Wright and his collegues.
For the past few days, local ABC investigators have been sending high school
kids into area stores to buy cigarettes.
Butch Wright says the REVCO at Towers shopping mall didn't fare too well.
((WE GOT AN UNDERAGE BUYER THAT WE HAVE SENT IN-- THEY DIDN'T ASK THE AGE, THEY
SOLD TOBACCO WITH NO QUESTION AT ALL. ))
That REVCO has plenty of company.
In Roanoke, about 50 percentof the stores tested did not comply with the
That means there's plenty of work to be done.
Butch Wright says where there's smokes, there's buyers-- and its his job to
make sure those buyers are at least 18.
Andrew Freiden, News 7.
Obscenity or art. It's an age-old debate.
The Supreme Court says it's up to local communities to define what may be
To accomplish that a jury of five women and three men was picked to review
the evidence taken last Spring from "Girls, Girls, Girls.
It's a Roanoke nightclub that features dancers who strip down to nothing.
Roanoke police recorded 15 performances on videotape.
Vice squad officers posed as patrons and tried to fit in- with their hidden
camera -among the mostly male customers.
IN Q=and tipping the
((AND TIPPING THE FEMALES WHO'RE ON THE STAGE. IS THERE A REASON WHY YOU WOULD
TIP DANCERS ON THE STAGE? THE DANCERS WOULD PAY MORE ATTENTION TO THE PEOPLE IN
THE CROWD WHO WERE TIPPING.))
SUPER=01-Dennis Nagel/Prosecutor; :04
SUPER=02-Chris Perkins/Roanoke Police Detective; :07
OUT Q=who were tipping.
The jury will have to decide- perhaps tomorrow- whether this is offensive
or whether it has some redeeming artistic, political or social value.
Day one of jury selection is over in the trial of Oklahoma Bombing suspect
Frank Currier reports from Denver.
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((Terry Nichols' defense team marched into federal court today for
the sequel to the Oklahoma City bombing trial.
MICHAEL TIGER/NICHOL'S ATTORNEY: WE'RE READY TO GO.
U.S. government prosecutors also stepped up ready, they say, to
prove their allegations that 42-year-old Terry Lynn Nichols conspired with his
former Army buddy Timothy McVeigh to blow up the federal building in Oklahoma
Nichols faces the same murder and conspiracy charges as McVeigh for his
alleged role as co-architect of the deadly bombing.
JOHN WALSH/CBS LEGAL ANALYST:
THE GOVERNMENT ISNT GOING TO SHIFT
FROM WHERE THEY WERE BEFORE; THEYRE GOING TO SAY ALRIGHT, WE PROVED THAT TIM
MCVEIGH DID IT, HERE'S HIS SIDEKICK.
Nichols appeared stoic and relaxed, waving to his mother as he entered the
courtroom. Lawyers for both sides began questioning the first of hundreds of
potential jurors to select the 12 who will decide his fate.
The government hopes to prove Nichols purchased and stored
ingredients for the bomb, helped McVeigh stash his getaway car, and helped turn
this Ryder truck into a massive bomb.
But the case is far from air tight. Nichols was at home in Kansas
when the bomb exploded.
TERRY NICHOLS WASNT THERE!
Nichols' lead lawyer Michael Tigar says Nichols unwittingly helped
McVeigh and cooperated fully with the FBI. Frank Currier CBS News, Denver,
French investigators have hauled Princess Diana's wrecked Mercedes back to
the scene of the crash-
It's an attempt to reconstruct the fatal accident.
A flatbed truck arrived with the wrecked vehicle on top, wrapped
Before the Mercedes was brought in, three cars were driven at
several-minute intervals into the tunnel as investigators watched
Cars were also sent into the tunnel from the opposite direction,
to see what witnesses could have made out.
Reconstructions are used by French authorities to resolve inconsistencies
in testimony and test various theories.
A massive oil spill today off the California coast-
SUPER=03-Santa Barbara, CA;
The crude oil is about 130 miles northwest of Los Angeles- off the Santa
The oil's formed a slick estimated between two miles and four miles in size-
containing more than 121 thousand gallons of crude.
Cleanup companies have been called and three cleanup vessels are on the
scene- trying to contain the spill.
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People who live in Yuba County California are returning home- many to find
their homes destroyed by wildfires.
Firefighters say 83 homes and 65 buildings burned to the ground.
Another one thousand people were forced out by fires.
((IT BURNED ALL THE WAY UP TO THE HOUSE, BURNED THE TRAILER, BURNED THE TREES
ALL THE WAY AROUND. THE ONLY THING STADING IS THE HOUSE. WE FEEL VERY
OUT Q=VERY FORTUNATE."
Fire officials say the blaze began Saturday afternoon when a mobile home
Time now to check on weather with Meterologist Robin Reed.
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Stay with us, crime apparently doesn't pay enough for one accused robber,
and inspectors in Virginia and Nebraska try to pin down the source of tainted
beef in Emporia.
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Federal officials are trying to pin down the source of some bad ground beef
that turned up in Southside Virginia.
Meat contaminated with E-coli was found earlier this month at the Great
Valu supermarket in Emporia.
The store is conducting a voluntary recall of any fresh ground beef it sold
September third or fourth.
((WE BELIEVE OUR VOLUNTARY RECALL'S BEEN SUCCESSUL AND HAVE RECEIVED NO REPORTS
OF ANY ILLNESS ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECALLED PRODUCT.))
OUT Q=the recalled product."
The meat came from a packing plant in Nebraska.
Federal officials inspecting that plant to see whether it's the source of
the E-coli contamination.
A Franklin County judge is taking an inmate privilege away after people
criticized the project.
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Judge B-A Davis officially ended inmate work release at the animal control
shelter... starting today.
The change comes after community members complained that having inmates work
the shelter UNATTENDED was not safe.
Public Safety Director Claude Webster says trustee labor saves the county
money and it was never his intent to get rid of the inmate work program at the
He wanted the Board of Supervisors to check into the concerns.
IN Q=I have had
((CLAUDE WEBSTER/DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SAFETY:I HAVE HAD SOME PEOPLE MAKE COMMENTS
THAT THE SHELTER PERSON THAT WAS THERE OR EVEN THE SHELTER MANAGER THAT WAS
THERE HAD SAID SUCH AND SUCH TO THEM AND THAT CERTAINLY SHOULD MAKE US ALL BE
AWARE OF THE PERCEPTION THAT THE GENERAL PUBLIC HAS))
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Right now the shelter only has two animal control officers on duty.
Those interested in adopting a pet through the shelter now must call first to
make an appointment.
A Montvale woman has been arrested after allegedly holding up a Roanoke
convenience store and then returning the money, complaining it was not enough.
The woman, 37 year old Wendy Brickey, allegedly entered the store, bought a
soft drink and then pulled out a gun and demanded money.
The clerk handed over some cash but the robber returned it, saying there was
too little, and then left the store.
Police say Brickey is also wanted in a series of armed robberies in Roanoke
and surrounding counties.
Southern Baptist conservatives made headlines a year ago when they decided
to leave the state convention and form their own.
This week, they're marking a year of surprising growth at a meeting here
Joe Dashiell has their story.
IN Q=Virginia is the only state
SUPER=01-Rev. Terry Harper/SBCV President; :18
SUPER=01-Doyle Chauncey/SBCV Executive Director; :48
OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke
((Virginia is the only state in the nation that has two Southern Baptist
The group of conservatives began as a fellowship of ten churches just a
few years ago. It now claims almost 180 congregations.
IN Q=It shows that there was
((IT SHOWS THAT THERE WAS A VACUUM OR A VOID THERE. VERY MUCH A PLACE WAS
NEEDED WHERE CONSERVATIVES COULD STAND TOGETHER, WHO REALLY BELIEVE THE BIBLE
TO BE THE WORD OF GOD AND FEEL VERY STRONGLY ABOUT THAT AND THIS HAS PROVIDED A
VENUE FOR THAT KIND OF FELLOWSHIP AND SUPPORT AND DO MISSIONS TOGETHER.))
OUT Q=do missions together.
The Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia are meeting this week at
Green Ridge Baptist Church.
They're adopting a constitution, and a two- million dollar budget...
considering resolutions on a national Disney boycott, and the role of women in
IN Q=Is there room
((IS THERE ROOM FOR TWO CONVENTIONS IN VIRGINIA. OH MOST DEFINITELY. WE AREN'T
A COMPETITIVE CONVENTION. WE WANT TO BE COMPLEMENTARY. THIS CONVENTION IS NOT
FOR EVERY CHURCH. IT IS FOR THOSE CHURCHES THAT WANT TO BE A PART OF WHAT WE'RE
OUT Q=what we're doing.
With the rapid growth of their group, the Southern Baptist Conservatives
of Virginia are convinced they made the right decision by forming their own
Now they hope to put the controversy behind them.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))
Governor George Allen would like more Far Eastern investment flowing in the
Allen kicked of his administration's seventh trade mission today, heading
out to Japan, Korea, and Taiwan.
IN Q=We started off at
((GOVERNOR GEORGE ALLEN; WE STARTED OFF RUNNING AT A FULL GALLOP AND WE'RE
GOING TO FINISH THIS TRADE MISSION AT A FULL GALLOP. WE'RE GOING TO BE WORKING
AS HARD AS WE CAN AS ENERGETICLLY AS WE CAN PROMOTING VIRGINIA FOR JOBS AND
INVESTMENT AND FOR TRADE AND WE'RE GOING TO FINISH WITH A STRONG KICK FOR THE
PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA.
OUT Q=people of Virginia
Allen's goals include increasing foreign investment and air and steamship
service to Virginia.
He also wants Virginia buisiness executives to have a better understanding
of Asian markets.
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Coming up next Lynchburg Stadium needs some help if the city wants to keep
its baseball team,
and we'll tell you why one company dropped a vintage pickup truck from a height
of 900 feet.
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If Lynchburg is going to keep its minor league baseball team, it will have
to do something about its 60- year- old City Stadium.
Bids are being accepted for a study on how to bring the ballpark up to minor
league standards and make it handicapped accessible.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
IN Q=They used to
SUPER=01-Calvin Falwell/Pres., Lynchburg Baseball Corp.; :17
SUPER=01-Jim Whitaker/Lynchburg Mayor; :58
SUPER=01-Bob Davenport/Lynchburg Council Member; 1:25
OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.
(( They used to call it "historic" City Stadium.. now it's just plain old.
Built in the 1930's, players still walk from their dugouts to the locker
rooms, the lights need upgrading and if you're handicapped don't bother coming
out to the ballgame... you probably won't make it up these stairs to get to
IN Q=We certainly
((CALVIN FALWELL/PRES., LYNCHBURG BASEBALL CORP.: WE CERTAINLY HAVE THE WORST
FACILITY IN THE CAROLINA LEAGUE, AND ONE OF THE OLDEST FACILITIES IN THE
COUNTRY AND WE JUST CAN'T BE COMPETITIVE WITH THE FACILITIES THAT WE HAVE IN
HAND AT THIS TIME.))
OUT Q=at this time.
IN Q=And it's not
((And it's not just about remaining competitive ON the field.. Calvin Falwell
says he gets calls all the time from people wanting to buy the team and move it
out of Lynchburg. In an age where pro sports teams are constantly being lured
away by the prospect of a new stadium, Lynchburg knows it has to do something
to keep professional baseball in the Hill City.))
OUT Q=the Hill City.
Plans for a brand new ballpark as the centerpiece of a multi- million dollar
sports complex were derailed by a lack of financial support and strong
opposition from the nearby residents, including the mayor.
IN Q=I feel we've
((JIM WHITAKER/LYNCHBURG MAYOR: I FEEL WE'VE GOT AN EXCELLENT FACILITY WHERE IT
IS NOW AND FOR LESS DOLLARS WE CAN RENOVATE THAT FACILITY.))
OUT Q=that facility.
Just how many dollars it will take no one can say, but Falwell says it won't
IN Q=To redo
((CALVIN FALWELL: TO REDO WHAT'S GOTTA BE DONE HERE IS GOING TO TAKE MORE THAN
A BANDAID TO DO IT.))
OUT Q=to do it.
The city stands ready with its first aid kit.. council members recognize the
value of having a pro sports team based here.
IN Q=It's great for
((BOB DAVENPORT/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: IT'S GREAT FOR THE ESPRIT DE CORPS OF
THE CITY AND THE SURROUNDING AREA AS WELL AS THE FINANCIAL IMPACT THAT THE
BASEBALL TEAM HAS. IT'S GREAT TO HAVE A REAL PENNANT WINNER IN OUR CITY.))
OUT Q=in our city.
And the Hillcats say it's now time they played in a championship ballpark.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
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Jeff Burton celebrates the 50-th anniversary at Martinsville today Major
League Baseball is set to open the playoffs tomorrow.
And in our Extra Point tonight, Miami Heat center Alonzo Mourning says
he'll return from knee surgery in eight weeks.
SUPER=75-Miami, FL; :
Mourning had a partially torn tendon repaired Saturday after the injury was
discovered las week during a preseason physical.
If the tear had gone undetected the knee could have ruptured during the
At a news conference today Morning said 8 weeks is the minds he has and
hopefully that will help the healing process.
Mourning averaged over 19 points and 10 rebounds a game last season. More
in a moment.
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And coming up, Rasheed Wallace gets a new contract with the N-B-A's
Portland Trailblazers The Marlins make their first appearance in Major League
Baseball's playoffs Atlanta opens at Ted Turner Stadium against the Astros.
And the New York Yankees open defense of their World Championship tomorrow
night against Cleveland in the Big Apple.
The New York Yankees begin defense of their World Championship tonight in
the Big Apple against the Cleveland Indians.
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The Yankees will send David Cone to the mound against Cleveland.
Manager Joe Torre is counting on a strong outing from Cone against the
Indians strong offense.
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((JOE TORRE/YANKEES MANAGER: ))
SUPER=01-Joe Torre/Yankees Manager; :00
OUT Q=......all about."
Oral Hershiser will start for the Indians. Game time is 8:15.
The Atlanta Braves will open the National League playoffs without second
baseman Mark Lemke.
He is still recovering from torn ligaments in his right ankle.
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The Braves appeared lose and confident as they prepared for their series
with the Houston Astros.
Atlanta won the season series with the Astros 7 to 4. And the Playoffs are
a new experience for the Astros.
IN Q="We've been..
((LUIS GONZALEZ/ASTROS OUTFIELDER: ))
((LARRY DIERKER/ASTROS MANAGER: ))
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SUPER=01-Larry Dierker/Astros Manager; :09
OUT Q=........we want."
Greg Maddux will open for the Braves and Darryl Kile gets the start for the
Astros. Game time is 1:07.
Jeff Burton wins at Martinsville. More later on Mornin.
The Florida Marlins are making their first appearance in Major League
Florida host the San Francisco Giants tomorrow afternoon in Miami.
IN Q="I think
((JEFF CONINE/MARLINS FIRST BASEMAN: ))
SUPER=01-Jeff Conine/Marlins First Baseman; :00
OUT Q=.....GOING TO HAVE."
Kirk Reuter starts for the Giants and Kevin Brown for the Marlins. Game time
The N-B-A's Portland Trailblazers have reached an agreement with center
Wallace signing a six year contract with the Trailblazers. Financial terms
were not discussed but reports say its worth between 75 and 80 million dollars.
Wallace is entering the final year of a three year deal he signed with
Washington in 1995. He averaged over 15 points and seven rebounds for Portland
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A beer company has found an unusual way to deliver a truck.
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Icehouse beer dropped a 1952 Chevrolet pickup truck from a helicopter almost
900 feet in the air.
It was all a contest that had 72-finalists anxiously awaiting
the arrival of the truck via parachute.
When the two ton vehicle landed on a specially marked grid, eight contestants
won matching versions.
It took the truck 25 seconds to drop the
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equivalent height of the 81st floor of the Empire State Building.