Funeral services are set for 16 year old Danny Lee Cook... the cause of his
death is still unknown.
And your holiday trip to Valley View Mall may be a bit easier... next year.
News 7 at 6 is next.
In sports, The N-B-A comes to the Valley tonight scores and Highlights from
Late Model Stock Car Fans will have to wait until next Saturday for the Taco
Bell 300 at the Martinsville Speedway.
The rain moves up the coast, and the sun comes back for a few days-- but by
the middle of the week, you'll need to dust off your winter jacket.
The forecast details are coming up.
The death of a Pulaski County football player is still riveting the high
school athletic community.
The chief medical examiner has ruled out a heart attack or spinal trauma in
the death of 16-year-old Danny Lee Cook.
Cook collapsed after a routine play in Friday night's game against William
He was pronounced dead at a near-by hospital.
A review of the game tapes by police and Roanoke Commonwealth's Attorney did
NOT find anything unusual.
Funeral services are scheduled for Monday afternoon at 4 at Dublin United
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal
Construction of a new interchange on Interstate 581 could begin by the
end of the year, and it now appears the project WILL include a bicycle and
pedestrian lane across the highway.
The new interchange will be built near Valley View Mall to improve the flow
of traffic around the shopping area.
It should be completed by the holiday shopping season of 1998.
Roanoke City Council will approve a construction bid this week, and City
Manager Bob Herbert is recommending the low bid that INCLUDES construction of
the bike path and walkway.
The path will add about 500- thousand dollars to the cost of the
But it will also advance plans for a new greenway along Lick Run, that
will connect downtown Roanoke with Valley View Mall.
Political endorsements are starting to come in from the state's newspapers.
Don Beyer is being endorsed by the Newport News Daily Press.
It's the first big paper to express a preference this year.
The paper says it is supporting Beyer because of his stands on abortion,
taxes and education, among other issues.
Republican Jim Gilmore says he's disappointed but feels the people
He's taken a beating from his opponent on the issue of education, but
Lynchburg delegate Preston Bryant proudly announced he's been endorsed by the
Virginia Education Association.
Bryant says the endorsement refutes Democrat Jimmy Feinman's claims that
Bryant has been an enemy of public education.
Bryant calls those accusations "vicious and inflammatory."
IN Q=I truly believe
((DEL. PRESTON BRYANT/R- LYNCHBURG: I TRULY BELIEVE THAT WE HAVE SOME PRETTY
SHARP VOTERS HERE IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA, AND THE MORE OUTRAGEOUS AND OUTLANDISH
STATEMENTS THAT ARE MADE LIKE THE ONES THAT ARE IN THESE MAILINGS, WHERE I WANT
TO SHUT DOWN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS, THAT'S SO OUTRAGEOUS AND OUTLANDISH THAT
NOBODY'S GOING TO BELIEVE THAT.))
SUPER=01-Del. Preston Bryant/(R) Lynchburg; :00
OUT Q=to believe that.
The V-E-A gave Bryant a 90 percent approval rating for his work in the 1997
Bryant is one of just 21 Republicans to receive a V-E-A endorsement this
Each year, an estimated three to four million women in the United States are
beaten by their spouse or boyfriend.
That's just one of the statistics shared at a seminar this week in
The meeting was attended by local authorities as well as domestic violence
advocates and members of the community.
The panel also included a former victim of domestic violence-- whose
girlfriend was murdered by her husband, earlier this year, in Hillsville.
IN Q=It's not
((AMY CRESSELL/FORMER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIM:IT'S NOT RIGHT, PEOPLE ACCEPT IT
A LOT OF TIMES IN SOCIETY AS BEING NORMAL, BUT IT'S NOT NORMAL JUST BECAUSE HE
DOESN'T BLACK YOUR EYE OR HE DOESN'T DO ANYTHING TERRIBLY, TERRIBLY VIOLENT
THAT DOESN'T MEAN IT'S NOT ABUSIVE, IF HE JUST CALLS YOU TERRIBLE NAMES WHEN HE
COMES HOME FROM WORK THAT'S STILL ABUSE. ))
SUPER=01-Amy Cressell/Former Domestic Violence Victim; :00
OUT Q=still abuse.
The seminar, which was free of charge, was organized by the Wythe and Smyth
County Domestic Violence Task Forces.
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Healthy living may require more than taking a daily vitamin, exercising
regularly and practicing preventative medicine.
It may also mean making sure your home is free from health hazards.
We'll tell you who to call to get inspections for your home to make sure
dangerous chemicals are not seeping through any cracks.
That's coming up in a few minutes, after this check on the weather with
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A second day of tributes today in Washington for the women of the U-S Armed
Wreath-laying ceremonies took place
at Arlington National Cemetery Amphitheater honoring nearly two million women
who served in the U.S. military.
Nearly 30,000 women veterans and active-duty servicewomen are taking part in
a four-day series of events connected with the new memorial.
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IN Q=Arlington has always
((BOB DOLE: ARLINGTON HAS ALWAYS BEEN HALLOWED GROUND. IT IS NOW EVEN MORE SO
WITH THE COMPLETION OF WOMEN IN MILITARY SERVICE FOR AMERICA MEMORIAL. THE
WOMEN'S MEMORIAL HAS ALREADY TAKEN ITS PLACE IN OUR NATION'S COLLECTION OF MOST
SACRED PLACES. AND ITS POWERS ARE IMMEDIATELY APPARENT BY DRAWING TOGETHER
THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE JOINING TO REMEMBER, TO DRAW STRENGTH AND TO GIVE THANKS.
IT IS SUCCEEDING IN ITS TIMELESS OBJECTIVE.))
OUT Q=its timeless objective.
Women who served as military nurses were also honored with a special
wreath-laying ceremony today at the Spirit of Nursing statue, dedicated to the
Too much of a good thing can be harmful to your health--especially for
Makers Tylenol will tell parents for the first time through labels and
advertising that too much of the medicine can harm their children.
Relatively small overdoses of acetaminophen (UH-SET-UH-MEN-O-FEN), Tylenol's
active ingredient, have been blamed for liver damage and even deaths in
children in the United States.
The F-D-A wants manufacturers to explain correct dosages for children under
2 years old, instead of using the current labels that simply tell parents to
consult their doctors.
If you're trying to keep your family healthy, doctors visits and healthy
eating only seem natural.
But what about a home inspection?
Could your house be a health hazard?
Home inspections check for more than structural weaknesses in the house.
Inspectors often look for health hazards such as poisonous gases and
IN Q=IT'S SORT OF
((ROBERT BOWER/HOME INSPECTOR: IT'S SORT OF LIKE WHAT WE CALL A SICK HOME
SYNDROME. OUR HOUSES ARE SO CLOSE, SO WELL INSULATED, SO TIGHT. THIS IS FOR
EFFICIENCY IN HEATING AND COOLING THAT AIR IS TRAPPED IN THE HOUSE. IF RADON
WHICH IS A NATURALLY DECAYING OCCURRENCE FROM THE SUBSOIL COMES INTO THE HOUSE
IT COULD BE EQUIVALENT TO SMOKING TWO PACKS OF CIGARETTES A DAY.))
SUPER=01-Robert Bower/Home Inspector;
OUT Q=CIGARETTES A DAY
Bower says home inspectors look for problems while home assessors just place
a value on the house.
He says every home should be inspected before it's purchased.
Bower was among the many vendors at the second annual Salem Family Health
Free health screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, even chiropractic
screenings were available.
Roanoke may not have its own professional basketball team but that's not
stopping hoop headliners from playing in the star city.
Roy Stanley will be here with more on that game and other sports news.
And, Andrew Freiden will take another look at the weather when the newscast
There's a rumor spreading across the country about 500 dollar savings bonds
that the Gerber baby food company
is giving away.
But, there's one major problem--it's not true-- but tens of thousands of
parents are falling for it.
Herb Weisbaum has more.
IN Q=I wasn't trying
SUPER=03-Seattle, WA; :21
SUPER=04-Video from Gerber; 1:32
SUPER=01-David Austrum/US Postal Inspector; 1:51
OUT Q=CBS News, Seattle.
((I WASN T TRYING TO HARM ANYONE. I THOUGHT IT WAS A GOOD DEAL, SO IF YOU CAN
SHARE IN SOMETHING GOOD, WHY NOT TELL YOUR CO-WORKERS AND FRIENDS?
I CALLED FAMILY MEMBERS WHO HAD CHILDREN. I CALLED FRIENDS, NEIGHBORS WHO HAD
ACTUALLY I TOLD MY FRIEND WHO S A DAYCARE PROVIDER AND SHE TOLD ALL OF HER
FRIENDS AND ALL OF HER PARENTS WHO COME INTO HER DAYCARE.
These women come all thought they were doing something good...
...sharing the news of a five hundred dollar windfall for parents of young
BECAUSE IT SOUNDED SO GOOD IT JUST SNOWBALLED.
The money supposedly was being handed out by the Gerber Baby food company as
part of a legal settlement. Any parent with a child under the age of 12, the
notices say, can claim the savings bond by sending a copy of the child s
Social Security Card and birth certificate to a post office box in
IT SOUNDS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE. AND IN FACT, IT IS! THERE WAS NO GERBER
LAWSUIT. THERE WAS NO GERBER SETTLEMENT. THERE IS NO FREE SAVINGS BOND. SO
WHAT S GOING ON HERE? APPARENTLY, GERBER S NAME GOT CONNECTED TO A
MINNEAPOLIS POST OFFICE BOX USED TO PROCESS CLAIMS IN AN INFANT FORMULA CASE.
A REFUND OFFER THAT S LONG SINCE EXPIRED.
Gerber had nothing to do with THAT lawsuit. But word of the bogus Gerber offer
getting passed around.
In San Diego, Jamie Menne found the message on the internet.
AND IF YOU HAD A KID BETWEEN 1985 AND 1997 UNDER THE AGE OF 12 YOU CAN GET A
500 DOLLAR SAVINGS BOND.
SUPER: Video from: GERBER
Gerber says once the rumor took off, it s phone lines lit up. The company has
handled more than
Gerber is trying to fight back, putting out the word that the offer is a hoax.
But the letters keep pouring in to that Minneapolis post office box.
THIS PAST 2 OR 3 MONTHS WE ARE AVERAGING TWO THOUSAND PIECES OF MAIL A DAY.
SUPER: David Austrum/US Postal Inspector
THIS IS JUST CRAZY. IT S WILDFIRE.
It s impossible to know when this will end. Rumors like this can circulate for
years! But some of those who have been fooled once say they won t make the
same mistake again.
NEXT TIME, BEFORE I SEND IT TO ANYBODY, IT WILL STOP AT MY DESK AND MY
COMPUTER AND I WILL LOOK INTO IT.
HERB TAG: GOOD ADVICE. ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU RE BEING TOLD TO SEND IN PERSONAL
INFORMATION LIKE A SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER... SOMETHING THAT COULD BE USED BY A
CON ARTIST TO RIP YOU OFF. WE HAVE NO INDICATION THAT S HAPPENING HERE... BUT
YOU CAN NEVER BE TOO CAREFUL.
LUCKILY IN THIS CASE, THE POSTAL SERVICE IS RETURNING ALL THE MAIL SENT
TO THAT MINNEAPOLIS PO BOX. HERB WEISBAUM, CBS NEWS, SEATTLE.))
And coming up, The Taco Bell 300 was postponed today U-V-A wins its second
straight A-C-C game The Cowboys come back from last weeks loss to the
But a strong Oiler running game beats the Redskins this afternoon in
The Tennessee Oilers used a strong running game this afternoon to knock off
the Washington Redskins 28 to 14.
SUPER=03-Memphis, TN/FOX SPORTS; :
Before the Redskins knew it they were down by two touchdowns in the first
half this Rodney Thomas three yard run for a touchdown made it 21 to nothing in
But Gus Frerotte and Henry Ellard started a comeback in the third quarter.
On this play he hooks up with Ellard on this 13 yard touchdown pass to make it
21 to 7.
Then less than five minutes later the two hook up again. This time its a
10 yard pass to Ellard and the Redskins were back in the game in the third
But The Oilers remained with their SUPER=30-Tennessee/28/Washington/14/;
ground game caping a 10 play 80 yard drive when Eddie George scored his second
T-D of the game and Tennessee beats Washington 28 to 14.
Emmitt Smith scored his first rushing touchdown of the season as Dallas
snapped a 2 game losing streak with a 26 to 22 win over Jacksonville.
SUPER=03-Irving, TX/NBC SPORTS; :
The Jaguars fell behind in the second quarter by 3.
Then early in the third quarter Troy Aikman tosses the 3 yard touchdown pass
to Stephen williams and the Cowboys upped that lead to 19 to 7.
But the Jaguars slowly clawed their way back into the game when Mark
Brunell hit Derek Brown on the 2 yard touchdown the 2 point conversion made it
22 to 19.
Then the Cowboys called on Hershel SUPER=30-Dallas/26/Jacksonville/22/;
Walker playing in place of the Moose. He catches this Aikman pass and he races
into the end zone from 64 yards out and the Cowboys win it 26 to 22.
The Panthers pick up a win this afternoon and the Jets knock off the
Patriots. For all of the N-F-L scores lets check the boards.
WIPE TO SCORES
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SUPER=0100-j/San Francisco/35//Atlanta/28///j/Seattle/17//St. Louis/9///;
OUT Q=....last score."
Virginia's 13-10 victory over Duke yesterday not only kept the Cavs
unbeaten in their last three but also uncovered some performances.
Steve Mason recaps this unusual ACC rivalry from Charlottesville.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Blue Devils vs. Cavaliers; :00
SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Head Coach; :21
SUPER=01-Thomas Jones/19 Carries, 40 Yards Rushing; :41
SUPER=01-Anthony Poindexter/8 Tackles vs. Duke; 1:00
SUPER=01-Chris Combs/Duke Defensive Tackle 1:28
SUPER=01-Shannon Taylor/UVa Defensive End; 1:48
OUT Q=...News 7 sports"
((The Virginia/Duke game ended just like the Cavaliers previous 2 contest;
in victory. But that's where the similarities stop. For the first time in eight
quarters; The Cavs turned the ball over... five times to be exact. Not even the
mistakes could prevent the Wahoos third sttraight win; one that left head coach
George Welsh at a loss.
Germane Crowell's touchdown grab accounted for 31 of the Wahoos 323
offensive yards. UVa's ground game was held under the century mark do to an in
affective offensive line.
Duke had a 6 minute advantage in time of possession; yet the Blue Devils
could only manage 190 offensive yards as Rick Lantz's defense came to a
struggling offense's rescue.
Shannon Taylor played with Comb's at Patrick Henry, and was one of many
surpised by the call.
Virginia has won three confernce games for the first time in two seasons.
In Charlottesville, Steve Mason, News 7 sports.))
Its showtime in the Star City tonight as the N-B-A brings its preseason
caravan to the Roanoke Civic Center where we also find Mike Stevens this
SUPER=04-This Morning; :31
SUPER=01-Flip Saunders/Minnesota Head Coach; :44
SUPER=04-Last Week; 1:09
OUT Q=.....at 11.
Race Fans will have to wait for the richest Late Model Stock Car race at
the Martinsville Speedway.
The Taco Bell 300 was scheduled to be run today but track officials at the
Speedway decided to postpone the event and bring all the cars back next
Saturday for the race.
IN Q="Weather made us...
((STEVE SHEPHERD/PUBLIC RELATIONS: ))
SUPER=01-Steve Shepherd/Public Relations; :
OUT Q=.....qualifying races."
Over 110 cars are scheduled to qualify for the 42 car field. And the drivers
will not be able to touch the cars until next Saturday.
IN Q="The cars will
OUT Q=.....on Saturday Morning."
Game two of the World Series is tonight in Miami. Florida will start Kevin
Brown against the Cleveland Indians Chad Ogea.
The Marlins won last night's series opener 7 to 4.
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It was supposed to be a routine rescue attempt of a crippled ship until
something went wrong.
A tanker came to the aid of a yacht stranded at sea, but the tanker instead
smashed into the yacht--breaking it apart and sending it sinking into the
Crew members on board the yacht frantically tried to flee the crumbling
We'll tell you about the safe ending to this tragic story tonight on News 7