The President of M-I-T promises the school will work to ensure that no more
students die of alcohol poisoning.
The statement was issued today following the death of an eighteen- year- old
Scott Krueger died last night after apparently drinking himself into a coma
at a weekend frat party.
The freshman pledge at Phi Gamma Delta fraternity had a blood alcohol level
five times the legal limit for drivers.
More prospective jurors for the second Oklahoma City bombing trial will be
questioned today as jury selection in the trial of Terry Nichols enters its
Yesterday, defense attorneys sought to distance Nichols from co-defendant
They repeatedly asked potential
jurors if they could differentiate between primary and secondary
responsibility for a crime.
Nichols faces murder, conspiracy and weapons-related counts.
McVeigh was convicted of the same charges and sentenced to die earlier this
Prosecutors say Nichols helped plan the bombing.
The defense is expected to argue that Nichols did not know about it in
In a related development, C-B-S News says it has obtained documents quoting
Nichols' wife telling the F-B-I that she suspected her husband and McVeigh
wrote letters in a code only they
A new power line may link Wyoming County in West Virginia to near Roanoke.
American Electric Power today
reveals its plans for the proposed high-voltage transmission line.
The original plans were slowed last year when the U-S Forest Service refused
to allow it to cross the Jefferson National Forest in Virginia.
The company has set a news conference this afternoon and we'll have more for
you on News 7 at five and six.
The jury considering nude dancing at a Roanoke night club heard from an
anthropologist this morning.
Judith Hanna did her doctoral thesis in anthropology on dance.
She has seen the performances at the club called "Girls, Girls, Girls" and
calls it artistic expression.
IN Q=the message is
SUPER=01-Judith Hanna/Cultural Anthropologist;
The jury must decide whether the performances police videotaped last May are
lacking in serious artistic value.
If the jurors find the dances offensive, the club owners could be fined as
much as 40-thousand dollars.
Anyone under the age of 18 is forbidden by law to purchase cigarettes, still
many minors continue to light up.
Last night A-B-C agents proved that many Roanoke vendors are not obeying the
Andrew Freiden reports.
SUPER=03-Franklin Co./April 13, 1992; :01
SUPER=01-Butch Wright/ABC Special Agent; :20
OUT Q=af, news7
(( 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 colleagues.
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 percent of 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 it's his job to
make sure those buyers are at least 18.
Andrew Freiden, News 7.))
GRAPHIC=diana crash probe
French police are again trying to recreate the car accident that killed
Last night they brought the wrecked black mercedes back into the tunnel
where the crash occurred.
A full reconstruction, including dozens of witnesses and the nine
photographers under investigation, reportedly is planned in the coming days.
Meantime, one of Diana's gowns was auctioned off for 200-thousand dollars
last night at a Boston aids benefit.
Israel and the Palestinians will head back to the negotiating table next
week in the West Bank.
SUPER=03-New York, NY;
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright made the announcement yesterday after
meeting with both sides in New York.
The talks will end a six-month stalemate marked by violence.
Today Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the U-S brokered
agreement a positive step and stressed again the need for Palestinian
cooperation to combat anti- Israel extremists.
(( NETANYAHU: I THINK THAT THE FRAMEWORK OF THE AGREEMENTS THAT WAS REACHED
YESTERDAY. IF THEY FIGHT TERROR THEY CAN CONTINUE WITH THE PEACE, IF THEY
DON'T WE WON'T CONTINUE))
SUPER=01-Benjamin Netanyahu/Israeli Prime Minister;
OUT Q=WON'T CONTINUE.
Meantime, next week's talks simply defer the sticky issue of settlement
President Clinton is waving his veto pen again on education.
On the White House lawn today Mr. Clinton promised to veto any measure that
cuts off funding for his school testing plan.
And he called a measure providing for school vouchers unacceptable.
IN Q=IN A VOTE TO
((IN A VOTE TO OCCUR TODAY...A VERY LIMITED NUMBER OF STUDENTS. ))
OUT Q=LIMITED NUMBER OF STUDENTS.
Backers say vouchers would inject competition into education by allowing
parents to choose where to send their kids.
Mr. Clinton today also vowed to end I-R-S abuses but is opposing a plan to
put the agency under an independent review board.
The Franklin County Animal Shelter may be a bit short-handed today after a
Judge puts an end to an inmate work release program.
Inmate labor has been part of the county workforce since Judge B-A Davis
implemented the program over twenty years ago.
The jail holds 32 inmates, 20 are in the COUNTY program and 12 work PUBLIC
Franklin County Director of Public Safety Claude Webster says his intent in
raising concerns over the matter was NOT to get rid of it.
IN Q=There was
((CLAUDE VINCENT/DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SAFETY:THERE WAS AT NO TIME ANY MENTION
MADE THAT WE WANTED THE INMATES OUT, IN FACT I'M CERTAIN THAT WE PROBABLY HAD
SOME INPUT ON WHETHER THE INMATES WERE TO LEAVE OR NOT, THAT WAS NOT THE
SUPER=01-Claude Webster/Director of Public Safety
OUT Q=not the intent
Webster says he wanted the Board of Supervisors to examine the situation at
the animal shelter to determine if it was a safety issue.
Judge Davis and Sheriff Overton acknowledge the project has had some
problems, but they say overall it has been beneficial to both the inmates and
A three-year study of child abuse and neglect claims in Virginia concluded
there are NO comprehensive state regulations to deal with abuse.
The group proposes requiring interviews with suspected victims to be
Supporters of that requirement maintain taping is a good way to assure
The proposed Child Protective Services regulations are supposed
to be adopted by the board before the end of the year.
Last year some southern Baptist conservatives said goodbye to the state
convention and formed their own group.
This week they're meeting in Roanoke and showing surprising growth.
Joe Dashiell files this report.
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))
The campaign for Governor in Virginia is giving voters a chance to preview
the next PRESIDENTIAL race.
For three days next week Republican gubnatorial candidate Jim Gilmore will
campaign with some prominent G-O-P members that could be on the two-thousand
White House ticket--- Jack Kemp, the 19-96 Republican nominee for VICE
president, and Texas Governor George W. Bush.
The Virginia race is gaining national attention because it's the only state
besides New Jersey electing a governor this year.
After providing Lynchburg with a place to play baseball for 60 years, City
Stadium is in need of renovations.
The ballpark need to be brought up to minor league standards and made
Steve Smallshaw reports they're accepting bids.
IN Q=They used to
SUPER=01-Calvin Falwell/Lynchburg Baseball Corp. President; :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.))
Burlington Elementary school students have a whole new reason to celebrate
Yesterday the school cut the ribbon on a brand new playground.
IN Q=WELL TECHNIQUES
((DEANNA GORDON/ROANOKE CO. SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: WELL TECHNIQUES AND TYPES OF
EQUIPMENT IN REGARD TO PLAYGROUNDS HAVE CHANGED A LOT IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS.
WE HAD A LOT OF WONDERFUL WOODEN EQUIPMENT, BUT IT WAS ALL GETTING SPLINTERS
AND BEGINNING TO SHOW SIGNS OF AGING AND NOW COME OUT WITH MUCH SAFER
SUPER=01-Deanna Gordon/Roanoke Co. School Super.;
OUT Q= SAFER EQUIPMENT.
The cost of the new equipment was covered by area businesses and the P-T-A.
IN Q=THE TOTAL
((JERI KEEN/PLAYGROUND COMMITTEE: THE TOTAL COST FOR THE PLAYGROUND WAS AROUND
EIGHTEEN HUNDRED DOLLARS, SEVEN THOUSAND OF WHICH WAS DONATED BY AREA
SUPER=01-Jeri Keen/Playground Committee
OUT Q=area businesses.
The students even held raise some money with bake sales, a dance, and
recycling aluminum cans.
Some models in Israel proved you're never too old to strut your stuff on the
Developers brought in hired local talent to bring attention to their
retirement villages...but it was fashion that was on display.
All of the models were senior citizens.
Most had never stepped on to a catwalk before.
SUPER=330-Clear & Breezy/Winds NW 15/52-56/Sunny, Windy/& Cooler/68-72;
SUPER=331-Clear Skies/Winds NW 15/52-56/Sunny &/Mild/68-72;
SUPER=332-Mostly Clear/Winds W 10-15/45-50/Mostly Sunny/& Pleasant/65-70;
SUPER=333-Clear &/Breezy/48-52/Sunny & Cool/Winds NW 15-20/60-65;
SUPER=334-Partly Cloudy/Winds W 10-15/40-45/Mostly/Sunny/62-66;
A fall of just a little more than four points has brought Virginia's
unemployment rate to its lowest level in eight years.
It's fallen four- point- one percent in August.
That number for the same period last year was four- point- three percent.
Virginia officials say the continuing improvement is the result of students
leaving the job force to return to school and a boom in construction.
The Chicago White Sox have fired manager Terry Bevington.
The team says it won't renew Bevington's 19-98 contract option.
He HAD been given a two-year extension prior to the just-completed
The team says it HAS agreed to a six-year contract extension for slugger
The deal means Thomas is under contract to the Sox for the next nine
The Sox finished the 19-97 season at 80-and-81... they did not make the
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.
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA; :
The Braves are going into their series with the Astros with a boost of
confidence -- they beat the Astros during the regular season series 7 to 4.
And the Playoffs are a new experience for the Astros.
Greg Maddux will open for the Braves and Darryl Kile gets the start for the
The New York Yankees match up with the Cleveland Indians in the Big Apple.
SUPER=03-New York, NY; :
New York 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.
IN Q="They Can...
((JOE TORRE/YANKEES MANAGER: ))
SUPER=01-Joe Torre/Yankees Manager; :00
OUT Q=......all about."
Oral Hershiser will start for the Indians.
TAPE#net (edit of
The 49ers came to Charlotte to claim a victory from one of the newest teams
in the League.
SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA/NFL-ABC Sports;
San Francisco got on the board early and led 17 to nothing after the first
18 minutes of play.
Gary Anderson added two first-half field goals to allow the 4-and-1 Niners
to take a 20-to-7 halftime lead.
Panthers quarterback Kerry Collins had four turnovers and was pulled in the
The 49ers put the game away with
an 81-yard drive in the fourth quarter.
The Niners win it 34- to- 21.
Jeff Burton took the checkered flag in the Hanes 500 at the Martinsville
The race came down to a 23 lap shootout between Rusty Wallace, Jeff Burton,
Bobby Hamilton, Dale Earnhardt and Jeff Gordon.
Rusty Wallace was black flagged for jumping the green flag which killed his
chances of winning. He finished 15th.
Burton would pull ahead for his third win of the year in the Hanes 500.
IN Q=To come
SUPER=01-Jeff Burton/Race Winner;
OUT Q=history behind it.
And finally this afternoon,
An unexpected guest turned up on the back porch of one family in
The Dobbins found this six foot alligator, but local officials roped it
before it could do any harm.
The family says they've seen all kinds of animals in the yard before, but
this was their first gator.