The plan for a higher education center in downtown Roanoke is moving forward
today, with the announcement that Norfolk Southern Corporation has agreed to
donate its former office building.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Joe/Microwave
Joe Dashiell has more on a gift that also includes the old passenger station
below the Hotel Roanoke.
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Double Boxes=Melanie and Joe/Microwave
(Q: What's the status of the higher education project?)
It's day two of jury selection in the mass murder case of Earl Bramblett.
So far the judge has qualified 13 people to sit on the jury, but 32 people
are needed to choose an 11 member jury and four alternates.
Bramblett is charged with killing Teresa and Blaine Hodges and their two
daughters and then setting their house on fire.
The Clinton administration is expected to give Senate investigators another
dozen or so video and audio tapes today from White House fund-raising events.
Meantime, Attorney General Janet Reno is extending the Justice Department
probe of President Clinton's fund-raising phone calls.
Reno appeared before the House Judiciary Committee today to respond to
Republican criticism over the way she's handled the investigation of Clinton -
Committee Chairman Henry Hyde told Reno she "has a conflict of interest" --
and thus, a responsibility to have an outside investigator.
IN Q=AS YOU SUGGEST MR. CHAIRMAN...
SUPER=01-Janet Reno/Attorney General;
OUT Q=FARTHER FROM THE TRUTH.
Reno says she'll call for independent counsel when she thinks it's right
based on the evidence and the law.
The "Cassini" space probe is headed for Saturn this afternoon despite
attempts by environmentalists to block its launch.
Dave Fehling has more on NASA's three billion dollar deep space probe.
SUPER=03-Kennedy Space Ctr.; :00
SUPER=01-Bill Harwood/CBS News Consultant; 1:04
OUT Q=CBS NEWS, KENNEDY SPACE CENTER.
((THE WHITE LIGHT OF THE MASSIVE TITAN ROCKETS LIT-UP THE PRE-DAWN
SKY ABOVE CAPE CANAVERAL .
THE THREE BILLION DOLLAR CASSINI SPACE PROBE IS NOW ON ITS SEVEN
YEAR JOURNEY TO SATURN.
OUTSIDE THE KENNEDY SPACE CENTER SECURITY FENCE, PROTESTORS SHED
TEARS, FEARING THE ROCKET WOULD CRASH, AND SPILL THE 72 POUNDS OF PLUTONIUM ON
BOARD THAT WILL PROVIDE POWER FOR THE PROBE.
BUT THE LIFT-OFF WAS FLAWLESS.
THAT WAS A BIG RELIEF FOR THE INTERNATIONAL TEAM OF OF SCIENTISTS
WHO WILL NOW HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL 2004 WHEN CASSINI REACHES SATURN AND BEGINS
SENDING BACK PICTURES AND DATA.
(SOT, BILL HARWOOD, CBS NEWS SPACE CONSULTANT)
(STDUP)S/DAVE FEHLING, CBS NEWS, KENNEDY SPACE CENTER
"CASSINI IS THE LAST OF THE BIG TIME SPACE PROBES. THOSE IN THE FUTURE WILL
BE MUCH SMALLER AND THEREFORE NEED ONLY A FRACTION OF THE PLUTONIUM THAT
CAUSED THIS MISSION TO BE SO CONTROVERSIAL. DF CBS NEWS AT THE KENNEDY SPACE
At least 17 people were killed and 80 wounded in three car bomb attacks
today in Sri Lanka.
SUPER=03-Colombo, Sri Lanka;
It's the first major terrorist attack in Colombo since last year, when
almost 90 people died in a bombing just yards away from today's explosions.
Police blame Tamil rebels who have been fighting for their own ethnic
homeland for 14 years.
A convicted child molester is making some Botetourt County residents uneasy.
They don't want him living in their neighborhood.
Richard Maulick served 12 years in state prison for sexual molesting his
He says he's innocent...and parents have no reason to fear him.
The parole board investigated the case before allowing Maulick to move to
IN Q=I'm on a
((RICHARD MAULICK:I'M ON A LEG MONITOR WHICH REPORTS THROUGH THE PHONE, I CAN'T
LEAVE THE HOUSE, IF I DO LEAVE THE HOUSE I'M DOING SO WITH AN ESCORT FOR
TRANSPORTATION, SO AGAIN THEY HAVE NOTHING TO FEAR))
OUT Q=nothing to fear
Maulick says the charges stem from a custody battle with his first wife.
We'll have more from Maulick, plus reaction from parents tonight on News 7
at 5 and 6.
Jim Gilmore and Don Beyer are right now in the midst of their final debate.
This, after Gilmore brought a new angle to the abortion debate in Virginia.
IN Q=I think
((JIM GILMORE/R-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: I THINK A SPOUSAL NOTIFICATION WOULD
BE SOMETHING THAT WE COULD REQUIRE SERIOUS CONSIDERATION.))
OUT Q=serious consideration.
Spousal notification means a wife would be required to tell her husband
before getting an abortion.
IN Q=A man
((JIM GILMORE: A MAN, A SPOUSE, A HUSBAND AND WIFE ARE TOGETHER IN THE
DECISIONS THEY MAKE AS A FAMILY. AND THERE SHOULD BE A LOT OF INTERACTION AND
DISCUSSION BETWEEN THEM. AND THERE CERTAINLY SHOULD BE A REASONABLE
NOTIFICATION. BUT THIS IS SOMETHING THAT REALLY IS NOT UNDER PUBLIC DISCUSSION
AT THIS TIME.))
OUT Q=at this time.
That having been said, it comes at a time when Don Beyer's running an ad
blasting Gilmore's desire to ban abortions after eight to 12 weeks -- even in
cases of rape or incest.
IN Q=It's perfectly
((LT. GOV. DON BEYER/D-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: IT'S PERFECTLY FINE FOR ANYBODY
IN AMERICA TO BELIEVE THAT ABORTION IS WRONG OR SHOULD BE ILLEGAL. BUT THAT'S
NOT THE VIEW THAT I THINK WE SHOULD HAVE IN VIRGINIA'S NEXT GOVERNOR.))
OUT Q=next governor.
We'll have a more on today's debate on News 7 at five.
GRAPHIC=plane crash investigation
Federal investigators looking into the crash that killed John Denver say the
entertainer was flying illegally because his medical certificate had been
SUPER=03-Pacific Grove, CA;
Yesterday Divers recovered the plane's engine.
Investigators suspect it may have played a role because of several
eyewitness reports of a "popping" sound before the plane plunged into Monterey
Some 200 people gathered in Aspen, Colorado last night to remember Denver.
Friends, family and fans today are remembering author Harold Robbins.
Robbins died yesterday from respiratory heart failure.
He wrote more than 20 books, including "The Carpetbaggers," "The Betsy," and
"Never Love A Stranger."
Several of his novels were turned into movies.
Harold Robbins was 81.
Former Congressman Dan Rostenkowski is a free man.
Early this morning he left a Chicago halfway house, ending 451 days in
federal custody for misusing federal funds.
The once powerful House Ways and Means Committee chairman pleaded guilty in
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Growing pains are forcing the Lexington Volunteer Fire Department to look
for a new home.
After 30 years of battling fires, the department is growing.
In a few months they're getting new equipment that will give them about two
inches of clearance at the doorway.
Firefighters say parking spaces are a problem in the busy college town and
the fire house is on a one way street.
IN Q=traffic is very
((TRAFFIC IS VERY HEAVY-- IT MAKES IT VERY DIFFICULT TO GET MEMBERS TO THE FIRE
DEPARTMENT, AND THEN EQUALLY DIFFICULT GETTING THE EQUIPMENT OUT OF THE
BUILDING AND RESPONDING TO A CALL. ))
SUPER=01-Robert Foresman/Lexington Fire Department;
OUT Q=to a call.
So now city council is looking at the possibility of a new facility.
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The Lyric Theatre is looking to the community for help.
The downtown Blacksburg theater's scheduled renovations will be costly.
Donors can sponsor the chair of their choice for 500- dollars.
A brass plaque will eventually be placed on the arm rest with a personalized
IN Q=They can
((SANDY WIEDEGREEN/LYRIC THEATRE EXEC. DIR.:THEY CAN PUT ANYTHING ON THE PLAGUE
THEY WANT, LIKE GIFT OF, ANONYMOUS, SOME CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS ARE GOING TO BUY
SEATS, A NEIGHBORHOOD MIGHT WANT TO BUY A SEAT, SO IT'S JUST A WAY OF HELPING
US WITH THE RENOVATIONS.))
SUPER=01-Sandy Wiedegreen/Lyric Theatre Exec. Dir.; :00
OUT Q=the renovations.
The theatre hopes to raise 500- thousand dollars.
**rolls cold out of break**
IN Q=in the world
SUPER=01-Drew Rosenhaus/Sports Agent; :32
SUPER=04-"Jerry Maguire"-Tristar; :40
OUT Q=about the forecast
(( In the world of pro sports, star athletes and multi-million contracts..
one sports agent stands apart.
He calls himself a ruthless warrior and hitman, others call him the Shark.
Drew Rosenhaus is that agent and joins us to talk about his new book, a
Shark Never Sleeps.
In the hit movie Jerry Maguire, Tom Cruise played the role of sports agent.
I know you spent time with Cruise. How does his character resemble your own
How close did the movie come to accurately portraying the life of a sports
You have negotiated some multi-million contracts, do you think the price tag
on these athletes is getting a bit too high?
Tell us why you are consider the Shark of sports agents?
How far would you go for your clients?
Drew Rosenhaus, thank you for your time this afternoon.
Again the book is a "A Shark Never Sleeps."))
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The Federal Reserve has given First Union's three-point two billion dollar
purchase of Signet Bank the stamp of approval.
Charlotte-based First Union has more than two-thousand offices, stretching
from Connecticut to Florida.
Richmond-based Signet has more than 200 branches in Virginia, Maryland and
Some customers complained the deal would result in decreased lending to
small businesses, minorities and low income people.
Both banks say they will close some branches, and cut jobs.
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The Florida Marlins are headed for the big show. The Marlins defeated
Atlanta last night to take the National League Pennant.
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/MLB-NBC Sports;
The Marlins took the early lead with Bobby Bonilla singling home the game's
first two runs.
Tom Glavine then hit Charles Johnson to force a run and Florida lead
And from there Florida never looked back, they went on to win it 7-to-4.
The Marlins are the youngest team to go to the World Series.
The Express opens the 1997-98 season Friday at the Round House against
Last night, head coach Frank Anzalone announced his final roster for the
Roanoke fans turned out at Tanglewood Mall to meet the 21 Express players.
Nine players return from last year's playoff team.
IN Q="I'd say
((FRANK ANZALONE/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Frank Anzalone/Express Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...as time goes on"
Eight defenseman are on the final roster; including a rejuvenated Dave
Stewart along with Duane Harmer.
IN Q="we have
((DAVE GAGNON/EXPRESS GOALIE:))
SUPER=01-Dave Gagnon/Express Goalie; :00
OUT Q= ...solid position"
GRAPHIC=Hometown hoops weekly
On the girls high school hardwood, Liberty hosted Rustburg
SUPER=03-Bedford/Red Devils vs. Minutemen; :00
In the first quarter; watch Liberty's Valerie Evans pass to Crystal Kennedy
who snaps the nylon with the trey. She scored 21 on the night.
The Lady Red Devils answered. Lauren Koenig dishes to Lauren Akers for the
bucket; but the Home team was too much.
Evans recovers the loose ball and finishes as Liberty wins 49-46.
WIPE WIPE WIPE
GRAPHIC=WIPE WIPE WIPE
SUPER=03-Forest/Golden Eagles vs. Cavaliers; :00
Over in Forest; Staunton River and Jefferson Forest hooked up in another
The lady cavaliers Krystal Reeves makes the connection with Cara Lester
SUPER=34-Staunton River/44/Jefferson Forest/34;
who nails the shot from outside.
The Lady Golden Eagles Terri Bowler come right back with a bounce pass to
Erin Wolfe who scores on the lay up.
Staunton River pulls out the win; 44-34.
Lord Botetourt beat Blacksburg 44-37.
Coming up today-
There's new hope for women with breast cancer -- and those who want to
Martinsville Hospital plans to build a three million dollar breast care
center -- to open next June.
The hospital director says the center will offer quicker appointments and
treatments, plus the latest technology.
We'll have the story tonight in New Health Check on News 7 at five.
A group in Australia is making waves with its new dance.
Members of the country's Diving Historical Society are line dancing under
Before going under the waves, participants rehearsed the dance on land.
They then dove in and put their best flipper forward to the beat of the