Coming up on News 7-
The U-S sends more forces to the Persian Gulf.
A former teacher is sentenced after having sex with a sixth grader.
Plus sit on a table on the Downtown Roanoke market and you could be fined 75
bucks. Some say the law is unfair.
And it's winter in the Northeast.
News 7 is next.
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The United States is beefing up military presence in the persian gulf
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OUT Q=nat plane taking off.
A second aircraft carrier's been sent to the gulf.
The U-S says it's not sending military forces to start a war- but instead
to pressure Saddam Huseein into complying with United Nations resolutions.
((THIS IS A CRISIS OF SADDAMS MAKING. IT CAN BE UNMADE WHEN HE CAN NO LONGER
THREATEN INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY WITH WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION.))
OUT Q=of mass destruction."
Meanwhile the U-S inspectors forced out of Iraq arrived in Jordan today-
((OBVIOUSLY WE HAVE A JOB TO DO AND WE'D LIKE TO GET ON AND DO IT BUT WE WAIT
FOR INSTRUCTIONS FROM NEW YORK AS TO WHEN WE RETURN.))
SUPER=01-Alan Dacey/U.N. Weapons Inspector;
OUT Q=when we return."
Iraq has threatened to shoot down American U-2 spy planes. The next spy
mission over Iraq is scheduled sometime over the weekend.
A former teacher who had a baby with a sixth grader says she's sorry-
Mary Kay (La-Torno) LeTourneau was sentenced today to sixth months behind
bars- and ordered to stay away from the boy when she gets out.
((MARY KAY LETOURNEAU: I DID SOMETHING THAT I HAD NO RIGHT TO DO, MORALLY OR
LEGALLY. IT WAS WRONG AND I AM SORRY.))
SUPER=01-Mary Kay LeTourneau/Former Teacher;
OUT Q=and I am sorry."
The Judge ordered the 35 year old to undergo sex offender treatment.
(La-Torno) started having sex with the boy when he was in sixth grade and
gave birth to his child.
He is now 14 years old.
((WE MADE A PLAN THE ONLY WAY TO KEEP US TOGETHER WAS TO HAVE A BABY SO THE
BABY WOULD KEEP ME REMINDED OF HER.))
OUT Q=REMINDED OF HER.
Their baby is now being raised by the boy's mother.
She said LaTorno is not a bad person and that her son does not feel
La-Torno was a married mother of four when she began the relationship.
Her estranged husband was in court today.
He now lives in Alaska with the couple's four children.
Though many people come to the City market, some say they fell unwelcome.
As Stacey Martin reports, they say it's because of a city ordinance.
IN Q=Jeff Witte frequents
SUPER=07-Jeff Witte; :12
SUPER=07-Crystal Zimmerman; :40
SUPER=01-Bill White/City Councilmember; 1:06
OUT Q=News 7
((Jeff Witte frequents the City Market and believes Roanoke officials and
police are using an ordinance to push him and others who look like him out of
SOT 07.04.08 - 07.04.15
IN Q=If you look
((JEFF WITTE: IF YOU LOOK DIFFERENT THEY WANT TO STOP YOU TO SEE IF YOU HAVE
DRUGS ON YOU OR SEE IF YOU'RE SPARING-CHANGING.))
OUT Q=you're spare-changing.
City council passed the ordinance in September making it a violation to sit
on or under the market's tables.
It recently netted one of its first offenders--Joshua Kelley, a Goodview
resident fined 75 dollars for the violation.
But, young people here say the ordinance unfairly discriminates against
SOT 07.06.05 - 07.06.14
IN Q=They're stereotyping us
((CRYSTAL ZIMMERMAN: THEY'RE STEREOTYPING US. I THINK THEY SHOULD LIKE FOCUS ON
THE PEOPLE WHO ARE DOING SOMETHING WRONG.))
OUT Q=doing something wrong.
Zimmerman says police normally enforce the law with people who look like
her, but are more lenient--as in this case--when confronting older people with
SOT 08.18.13 - 08.18.24
IN Q=But a city
((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: BUT A CITY COUNCIL MEMBER SAYS IT'S SIMPLY A MATTER
OF ECONOMICS. AFTER YEARS OF BRINGING BUSINESSES BACK TO THE MARKET, HE SAYS
HE DOESN'T WANT TO SEE AN ELEMENT BRING IT BACK DOWN.))
OUT Q=it back down.
SOT 06.33.20 - 06.33.34
IN Q=Those merchants sell
((COUNCILMEMBER BILL WHITE: THOSE MERCHANTS SELL THEIR VEGETABLES ON THE SAME
TABLES SO THE THINGS THAT WERE LEFT FROM THE THINGS OF A NIGHT OF SITTING AND
SLEEPING ON THOSE TABLES WERE NOT THE MOST DESIRABLE THINGS.))
OUT Q=most desirable things.
Inspite of the spirit of the law, many who come here to "recreate" say they
don't plan on finding a new spot.
Stacey Martin, News 7.))
Danville businesses say Goodyear and its union members should stop bickering
and start bargaining.
One week ago the union "rank and file" voted AGAINST mandatory Sunday
Now Goodyear says it will no longer invest in the Danville plant.
Today the company shipped a tire machine to Mexico -- because that plant
WILL work seven days a week.
Union vice president Archie Glass says the machine was old and dilapidated
and would have been moved anyway.
Goodyear says that's not true.
IN Q=The corporation
((KORI REED/PUBLIC RELATIONS: THE CORPORATION IS CONCERNED ABOUT INCREASING ITS
CAPACITY FOR MEDIUM RADIAL TRUCK TIRES. HAD THE VOTE GONE TOWARD CONTINUOUS,
THESE MACHINES WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN MOVED OUT OF THE DANVILLE PLANT.))
SUPER=01-Kori Reed/Goodyear Public Relations;
OUT Q=out of the Danville plant
Local businesses are pleading with the two sides to negotiate on a seven-day
work week -- before Danville loses a major employer.
IN Q=Pittsylvania County
((DAVID BENNETT/PITTS. CO. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, CASWELL
COUNTY, DANVILLE AND THE SURROUNDING AREAS ARE ALL AT STAKE HERE. WE'RE
LOOKING AT TAKING A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF PAYROLL OUT OF THE AREA PLUS THE JOBS
THAT ARE LOST.))
SUPER=01-David Bennett/Chamber of Commerce;
OUT Q=that are lost
So far Goodyear has not announced layoffs at its Danville plant.
After these messages, we'll tell you why the mother of a beating victim says
the accused attackers are getting off easy,
and we'll see why some political contributions from A-E-P are raising questions
about a proposed high voltage power line.
The mother of a teenager attacked on a Halifax County school bus says one of
the accused attackers is getting off the hook too easily.
SUPER=03-Halifax Co./Last Month;
14-year old Chris Easley allegedly beat 15-year old Daniel Morris on the
school bus last month.
13-year old Larry Easley and a 17-year old cousin then forced their way onto
the bus and joined in the beating.
The charges against Larry Easley have been reduced from a felony -- to
assault and battery.
The victim's mother says that's nothing more than a slap on the wrist.
IN Q=If just the
((KATHY MORRIS: IF JUST THE TWO BOYS ON THE BUS -- MY SON AND THE EASLEY BOY --
HAD FOUGHT, I MEAN, THAT HAPPENS. YOU KNOW, KIDS FIGHT. BUT WHEN THE OTHER
TWO JOINED IN HTEY GOT THE CHILD ON THE FLOOR AND THEY KICKED HIM IN HIS FACE.
THEY LITERALLY LEFT FOOTPRINTS IN HIS STOMACH WHERE THEY STOMPED HIM.
DANIEL MORRIS: HOW WOULD THE JUDGE FEEL IF IT WERE HIS SON ON A SCHOOL BUS THAT
GOT JUMPED ON BY THREE KIDS?))
SUPER=07-Daniel Morris; :21
OUT Q=three kids
Kathy Morris says rather than ride the school bus, both Daniel and an older
sister are now studying at home.
Chris Easley and his older cousin still face trial for felony charges. They
would not comment.
Over the years-- EMPLOYEES of American Electric Power have given thousands
of dollars to politicians.
That's because federal law prohibits the COMPANY, which wants to build a
high voltage power line through the New River Valley into Roanoke, from making
Tonight Teresa Hamilton takes a look at who those politicians are in the
final part of a two part report.
IN Q=Since the
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./File Tape; :00
SUPER=01-Vincent Hazleton/Radford Univ. Professor; 1:25
SUPER=01-Tom Ayres/AEP Spokesman; 1:52
SUPER=04-File Tape; 2:33 QUICK!!
OUT Q=Hamilton, NEWS 7.
((Since the beginning of this year, A-E-P managers have contributed more
than 15- thousand dollars to a wide range of state candidates.
Delegate Jim Shuler, who took in 800- dollars, says contributions have
NOTHING to do with his position.
IN Q=It's not
((DEL. JIM SHULER/D- MONTGOMERY CO.: IT'S NOT MY CORRIDOR, IT'S NOT MY UTILITY,
BUT, IT'S INCUMBENT UPON ME AS A LEGISLATOR TO MAKE SURE THAT SOUTHWEST
VIRGINIA, INDEED, HAS THE ELECTRICAL UTILITIES IT NEEDS FOR ALL THE 76-
THOUSAND PEOPLE WITHIN MY DISTRICT. ))
OUT Q=my district.
Others receiving money include Delegate Chip Woodrum of Roanoke, Senator
Jack Reasor of Tazewell County, and House Democratic leader Dick Cranwell of
Vinton-- all representing areas affected by or in close proximity to the
proposed power line.
House Speaker Tom Moss of Norfolk, House Republican Leader Vance Wilkins of
Amherst County, and Senate Finance Committee Co-Chairman John Chichester of
Stafford County also got contributions.
And, while THEY don't represent areas directly impacted by the proposed
line-- they do wield power in Richmond.
IN Q=They think
((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM/D-ROANOKE: THEY THINK IT HELPS, I CAN'T SAY IT HELPS
PARTICULARLY, BECAUSE USUALLY YOU LOOK AT THE UNDERLYING NATURE OF AN ISSUE,
AND TO TRY TO MAKE YOUR DECISION ))
OUT Q=your decision.
Whatever the case---
Radford University professor Vincent Hazleton says companies have been
giving cash to politicians for years.
IN Q=I don't
((VINCENT HAZLETON:I DON'T THINK ANYBODY EXPECTS, 250, 500, OR A THOUSAND
DOLLARS TO PUT A POLITICIAN IN YOUR POCKET, BUT CERTAINLY, THEY'RE GOING TO
SAY, GEE, IF THEY GAVE, THEY'RE INTERESTED, THEY'RE CONCERNED, I OUGHT TO
OUT Q=to listen.
A-E-P spokesman, Tom Ayers, basically agrees--
He says the company's employees are essentially looking for politicians
IN Q=We are,
((TOM AYRES/AEP SPOKESMAN: WE ARE, FRANKLY, INTERESTED IN MAINTAINING OR
FOSTERING, YOU KNOW, WHAT WE CONSIDER A GOOD BUSINESS CLIMATE AND PROMOTING OUR
SERVICE AREA. ))
OUT Q=your decision.
AEP has also given money to Congressional candidates through corporate PACs.
Those on the receiving end include Senator John Warner who sits on the
"Forestry" and "Environment and Public Work's" committees.
Congressman Bob Goodlatte who serves on the "Agriculture" Committee.
Senator Chuck Robb who sits on the Joint Economic Committee.
Former Congressman L-F Payne who used to serve on the "House Ways and Means
And Congressman Virgil Goode who serves on Agriculture and Small Business.
But Congressman Rick Boucher has historically been opposed to AEP's plan for
a high voltage line.
IN Q=I suspect
((REP. RICK BOUCHER/D-ABINGDON:I SUSPECT THAT OVER THE COURSE OF MY SERVICE IN
CONGRESS, AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY HAS CONTRIBUTED SMALL AMOUNTS TO MY
CAMPAIGN, THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN VERY SMALL AMOUNTS AND PROBABLY A VERY LONG TIME
AGO BECAUSE THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS, THE UTILITY IS NOT PARTICULARLY HAPPY
WITH MY POSITION ON THE QUESTION. ))
OUT Q=the question.
Despite all the dollars and any good will it might generate, permission to
build the 765- kilovolt line does not directly lie with any of the lawmakers.
It's up to the State Corporation Commission-- a three judge panel that's
appointed by the General Assembly.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7.))
Coming up next on the newscast
we'll tell you why the Valley's new ice skating rink got off to a less than
slick start today.
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal
Virginia's top economic forecasters have just cranked the state's bright
economic picture up another notch.
And Virginia's newly-elected leaders showed up to find out what it meant for
IN Q=The economy
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: THE ECONOMY IN VIRGINIA AND NATIONALLY DID NOT MODERATE
AS MUCH AS EXPECTED LAST YEAR. INSTEAD THE ECONOMY CONTINUED TO GROW AND
EXPAND BEYOND ALMOST EVERYONE'S EXPECTATIONS.))
OUT Q=everyone's expectations.
In fact, the Governor says Virginia's economy is now expected to grow at an
annual rate of about 7-point-9 percent over the next few years.
That's up from last year's projection of 7-point two percent.
And it's good news for Governor-elect Jim Gilmore, who based his "no car
tax" pledge on growth of just 6 and a half percent.
IN Q=It's clear
((JIM GILMORE/GOVERNOR-ELECT: IT'S CLEAR THAT THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN. THAT
THEY INTEND TO HAVE THIS TAX RELIEF AND I INTEND TO GIVE IT TO THEM.))
OUT Q=to them.
The Gilmore team now says it's open to phasing in the car tax cut over FOUR
years instead of five.
The Allen administration says it's waiting to hear more specifics from
Gilmore while drawing up a new two year budget to be released in December.
The owners of Roanoke's new skating rink hope a day will make a
After melting ice spoiled today's opening, the Ice Palace is now planning
a Saturday start.
A power surge overnight shut down the rink's compressors, and employees
arrived early this morning to a melting mess.
Developer Allan Harvie says the delay is disappointing, but not a serious
((ALLAN HARVIE/ICE RINK DEVELOPER: IRONICALLY IT'S NOT THE FIRST TIME IT'S
HAPPENED. IN MY VERY FIRST RINK THAT I BUILT IN RICHMOND, TWO DAYS BEFORE WE
OPENED ALMOST JUST LIKE THIS, THE SAME THING HAPPENED. SO IT'S NOT THE FIRST
TIME, SO MAYBE THAT'S WHY YOU HAVE TO SIT BACK AND SAY MAYBE WE'LL MAKE IT
SUPER=01-Allan Harvie/Ice Rink Developer;
OUT Q=make it through.
Employees spent the day rebuilding the ice, and Harvie hopes to have the
rink open by midday tomorrow.
Up next, Roy Stanley will have the first look at tonight's football playoff
and then following weather, we'll see what's causing a big ROAR on Broadway.
Patrick Henry traveled to Albemarle for the Division 6 Northwest Region semi
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Patrick Henry vs Albemarle; :
If you look at this Helmet it would appear to be a rough season for the
The Patriots had the ball on the Albermarle 23 and Devon "Boo" Battle goes
to the air hits Thomas Hill does a 360 and pulls it in for the touchdown P-H
led 7 to nothing in the first quarter.
Albemarle trailed by one until this play second quarter. The Patriots get
it to their main man James SUPER=36-Patrick
Henry/37/Albemarle/38/;Hickenbotham he takes off straight up the middle breaks
a tackle in the secondary and scores from 70 yards out P-H led 21 to 13 but
Albemarle wins it 38 to 37.
The Salem Spartans have advanced to the Division 4 region 3 finals with a
23 to 13 win over the Northside Vikings.
SUPER=03-Salem/Spartans vs Vikings; :
Viking Head coach Jim Hickam had his team focused on Salem a team that beat
Northside 28 to 7 during the regular season.
The Spartans opened the scoring on a 36 yard Brent Gresham field goal in
the first quarter to make 3 to nothing Salem. He would boot three on the
Salem led 10 to nothing with 14 SUPER=36-Salem/23/Northside/13/; seconds
remaining in the first when quarterback Andy Mullins hooked up with Chris
Stuart on a 19 yard pass play and the Spartans win it 23 to 13.
Up in Bath County tonight the Chargers and Covington hooked up for the
second time this season in the Region C Division one Semi-final.
SUPER=03-Bath Co./Covington vs Bath Co.; :
We pick up the action in the second quarter with Bath County Ahead 7 to
nothing Brandon Woodard takes the snap and punches it in from the one and Bath
led 13 to nothing.
Two possessions later the Cougars come right back as Antonio Hill takes
SUPER=36-Bath Co./27/Covington/21/;the pitch from Brent May rolls right from
the Bath 22 and he takes it to the house for the score to make it 13 to 7 and
Bath goes on to win it 27 to 21.
The regional semi-finals of high school football began tonight and we'll
have highlights of 9 games on Friday Football Extra.
But first lets look at some of tonight's scores.
WIPE TO MOTION
IN Q=First score....
OUT Q= .....last score."
SUPER=55-Pulaski Co./Sat./Culpeper/2:30 p.m./Brooke Point/Sat./Fleming/2:00
p.m/Wm. Byrd/Sat./Heritage/1:30 p.m;
SUPER=55-Coeburn/Sat./Powell Valley/1:30 p.m./Clintwood/Sat./Haysi/1:30
SUPER=55-Covington/21/Bath Co/27/Pocahontas/0/Parry McCluer/29/Lee
SUPER=55-Tunstall/7/Jefferson Forest/16/Magna Vista/0/Graham/21/Rural
Retreat/0/PH Glade Spring/17;
The Virginia Cavaliers are in Raleigh tomorrow for a noon showdown with the
North Carolina State Wolfpack.
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Yellow Jackets vs. Cavaliers; :00
Virginia is coming off a 35-31 back and forth win over Georgia Tech and can
secure a bowl bid with a win against a 4 and 5 Wolfpack team that is a lot
better than it's record indicates.
((GEORGE WELSH/UVA HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...playing hard"
SUPER=03-Raleigh/Terrapins vs. Wolfpack;
N.C. State has 5 conference losses but it's offense has not sputtered;
registering nearly 1000 yards of total offense in it's last two games. Jamie
Barnett will be the second straight passing and running threat that Cavs have
((ANTHONY POINDEXTER/UVA CO-CAPTAIN:))
SUPER=01-Anthony Poindexter/UVa Co-Captain; :00
In other college action, Liberty hosts Hofstra in its final home game of
the season kickoff is one-thirty.
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In Lexington, Washington and Lee will kick it off at one-thirty against
And V-M-I travels to the Citadel for the Military battle of the South
kickoff is one oclock.
And coming up in Sports, The N-B-A has caught several members of the
Minnesota Timberwolves with their shorts down we'll check it out in our Extra
And rain postponed qualifying for
Sunday's NAPA 500 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway that will decide this years
Winston Cup Points champion.
Winston Cup race fans will have to wait another day for qualifying for
Sunday's NAPA 500 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Rain washed out today's time trials until tomorrow.
SUPER=03-Hampton, GA; :00
But hopefully the weather will be better on Sunday when Jeff Gordon tries to
hold off Dale Jarrett and Mark Martin and win the points championship.
1988 champion Bill Elliott says Gordon's 77 point lead isn't safe.
IN Q="Jeff has...
((BILL ELLIOTT/1998 WINSTON CUP CHAMPION:))
SUPER=01-Bill Elliott/1988 Winston Cup Champion; :00
OUT Q=...IN THE BAG."
Gordon needs only to finish 18th to lock up the title.
Our Extra point tonight has to do with fashions in the N-B-A.
SUPER=75-Minneapolis, MN/CBS SPORTS; :
The league fined the Minnesota Timberwolves and five of its players
37-thousand 500 dollars for wearing their shorts too long.
Chris Carr, Kevin Garnett, Stephon Marbury, Clifford Rozier and Doug West
were fined 25-hundred dollars each for failing to comply with the rule.
The League rule says that shorts must be no lower than one inch above the
top of the knee. Now, Here's the scores.
IN Q=FIRST SCORE.
SUPER=0098-j/Kansas#2/99//Santa Clara/73///j/UNC#4/84//M. Tennessee/56///;
SUPER=0098-/Purdue#9///Long Island////j/Iowa#15/105//Chicago St./59///;
SUPER=0103-/Pittsburgh/1/j/N.Y. Rangers/3////Colorado/1/j/New Jersey/4///;
SUPER=0103-j/N.Y. Islanders/4//Tampa Bay/1///j/Philadelphia/5//Florida/2///;
OUT Q=......last score."
In golf, The team of Peter Jacobsen and John Cook have a three shot lead
after the first round of the million dollar Shark Shootout.
SUPER=03-Thousand Oaks, CA/ESPN; :
Fuzzy Zoeller and John Daly share second with two other groups and Zoeller
comes up with the shot of the day when he sank this fairway shot for an Eagle.
Jacobsen and Cook shot a 10 under par 62.
SUPER=330-Variable Clouds/Wind NW-15/35-39/Variable Clouds/Wind W-15/46-48;
SUPER=331-Turning/Partly Cloudy/36-39/Partly Sunny/Wind W-15/50-54;
SUPER=332-Mostly Cloudy/Wind W-10/32-35/Variable Clouds/Wind W-15/43-46;
SUPER=333-Mostly Cloudy/Wind NW-15/32-35/Mostly Cloudy/Wind W-15/40-42;
SUPER=334-Mostly Cloudy/Wind NW-15/30-34/Mostly Cloudy/Flurries/36-40;
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Super=X5045 (starts FX)
The Lion King is roaring on stage in New York.
((NAT SOUND ))
OUT Q=nat sound.
SUPER=75-Walt Disney Productions;
The broadway show has extra treats the movie did not offer like a new song
from Elton John.
((I FELT LIKE I WATCHED THE MOVIE A NUMBER OF TIMES THEN I HAD TO LET GO
BECUASE IF I WATCHED IT TOO MUCH I WOULD FEEL REALLY THAT I HAD TO FOLLOW THE
RHYTHM OF THE MOVIE AND THIS HAS ITS OWN LIFE.))
((THE KING'S TIME AS A RULER RISES AND FALLS LIKE THE SUN. ONE DAY SIMBA THE
SUN WILL SET ON MY TIME HERE AND RISE WITH YOU AS THE NEW KING.))
SUPER=75-Julie Taymor/"The Lion King" Director;
OUT Q=as the new king."
Walt Disney is hoping the Lion King will be a "mane" attraction on Broadway.
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