GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal
After eight days of digging the city of roanoke has unearthed the gravesite
in an undeveloped part of the city's industrial park.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Scott/Microwave
Scott Goldberg joins us live from the park.
Scott, what can you tell us about the city's discovery?
OUt Q=joining me now
(ad lib interview)
SUPER=01-Doug Chittum/Economic Development Administrator;
Double Boxes=Melanie and Scott/Microwave
Lynchburg police are investigating the death of an elderly man found in his
apartment last night as a homicide.
The man's body was found in his home at the Walden Pond apartment complex at
He'd been reported missing earlier in the day.
Police are NOT releasing the victim's name and will not speculate on how he
An autopsy is scheduled for later today.
Police are now looking for victim's car..
a 19-93 red Lexus Coupe, Virginia license L-Z-Z- 9-2-3.
Anyone with information should call the Lynchburg police.
President Clinton is sending more warplanes to the Persian Gulf.
The decision was made at the President's meeting today with his national
Meantime, the Pentagon says U-2 spy planes flew over Iraq today without
It was the first flight since U-N weapons inspectors left Iraq last week.
The Iraqi government had threatened to shoot at any U-N planes that flew
over its air space.
The most powerful Islamic militant group in Egypt is claiming responsibility
for yesterday's massacre.
The group has sent a statement to the Associated Press, saying
the deaths of dozens of tourists took place while the group's gunmen tried to
take them hostage.
Sixty-eight people died in the attack, including 58 tourists.
The group planned to use the hostages to win the release of its leader, Omar
Abdel Rahman, who is jailed in the U-S for conspiring to blow up New York City
Some motorist may soon be able to deactivate their air bags.
The Clinton administration is expected to announce new rules today
for an on-off switch for motorists who fit certain high risk categories.
Lee Cowan has the latest.
(( (( NAT SEATBELT ))
BUCKLE UPIT'S THE LAW
(( NAT AIRBAG ))
WITH AIRBAGS, IT'S NOW A CHOICE.
(LOCATOR: WASHINGTON, DC)
FEDERAL REGULATORS ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT CERTIFIED MECHANICS OR
CAR DEALERSHIPS CAN NOW INSTALL "ON/OFF" SWITCHES FOR THE SAFETY DEVICE.BUT
ONLY FOR DRIVERS THAT FIT INTO A "HIGH-RISK" CATEGORY.
(( SUPER: RODNEY SLATER//TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY )) (( SOT 10:09:20 ))
"We seek. minimize their risk."
TO QUALIFY, DRIVERS MUST EITHER HAVE NO BACK SEATOR TOO MANY
CHILDREN TO FIT IN THE ONES PROVIDED.
THEY MUST PROVE THEIR CHILD HAS A MEDICAL CONDITION THAT REQUIRES
THEM TO SIT IN THE FRONT SEATOR THE DRIVERS THEMSELVES MUST BE TOO SHORT TO
SIT AT A SAFE DISTANCE AWAY FROM THE AIRBAG.AT LEAST THE LENGTH OF A MANILA
ANYONE LYING ON THEIR APPLICATION COULD FACE PERJURY CHARGES.
(( NAT ?? ))
THE HIGH SPEED DEPLOYMENTS OF AIRBAGS HAVE BEEN BLAMED FOR
KILLING AT LEAST 87 PEOPLEMORE THAN HALF OF THEM CHILDREN.
BUT FEDERAL REGULATORS SAY THEY HAVE SAVED FAR MORE.
(( SUPER: RICARDO MARTINEZ//NATL. HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMIN. )) (( SOT
"Turning of the airbgriskthey are your lifeline."
(( LEE COWAN STANDUP CLOSE))))
TAPE#net (edit of 97-74)
A judge sentenced Carroll County's former administrator to five years in
prison for stealing county funds.
Billy Mitchell embezzled approximately 400- thousand dollars in 19-95.
He was also ordered to make restitution.
Prior to sentencing-- Mitchell took full responsibility for his actions.
Mitchell was allowed to remain on bond-- because he still faces sentencing
on state charges next month in Carroll County.
In Pulaski County a jury returned a NOT guilty yesterday.
SUPER=03-Pulaski Co./November 1996;
Jurors deliberated for less than an hour before deciding 19- year- old
Derrick Chapman of Radford did NOT commit first degree murder.
Chapman was accused of shooting and killing 21- year- old Anthony Keith
Rempson as Rempson slept in a van last August.
Jurors heard testimony over a three day period before deliberation.
Federal investigators have released new information on three unsolved
bombings in Atlanta.
At a news conference just moments ago the F-B-I said similar components and
techniques were used in a series of bombings throughout the city.
The first explosion took place in Centennial Olympic Park last year.
The other two occurred at an abortion clinic
and a gay nightclub.
So far no arrests have been made.
Investigators have released sketches of four men, but have not described them
After nearly seven years of searching, authorities have found a missing
SUPER=03-San Diego, CA/1990;
Crystal Anzaldi was just 14 months old when she was abducted in San Diego.
Her identity was revealed when the woman who claimed to be her mother was
arrested in Puerto Rico.
Authorities say a tiny birthmark and a distinctive smile helped them
identify her, also D-N-A testing.
Crystal's father is now divorced from her mother and living in Oregon.
((JEFFREY ANZALDI/FATHER:IT JUST PUT ME INTO TEARS, I WAS OS HAPPY, I COULDN'T
TALK, I WAS JUST PRETTY WELL CHOKED UP.))
OUT Q=PRETTY WELL CHOKED UP
Crystal's ten- year- old sister lives with her father, she also has a half
sister from her father's new marriage.
Her mother, seen her in 19-90, now lives in northern California.
At least 26 children are dead and 67 others injured after a school bus
plunged into a river in New
SUPER=03-New Delhi, India;
Police and divers are continuing to search for more victims.
At least 20 children are missing.
Authorities say speed may have been a factor in the accident.
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A growing number of patients are being diagnosed with (Fibro-MY-al-zha)
Fibromyalgia--an illness that attacks the muscular system causing chronic pain
Ten times as many women as men suffer from the condition.
IN Q=It was considered
((LINDA GRAVES:IT WAS CONSIDERED TO BE HYSTERICAL, YOU KNOW AND PEOPLE WERE
HYSTERICAL AND THEY WANTED ATTENTION THAT'S WHY THEY HAD THE PAIN, THEY WEREN'T
REALLY HAVING THE PAIN IT WAS PYSCOSEMATIC WHICH IS NOT TRUE, THE PAIN IS VERY
REAL AS REAL AS I AM))
SUPER=01-Linda Graves/Fibromyalgia Patient;
OUT Q=as I am
Linda Graves quit her job as a registered nurse because of excruciating
Rheumatologists diagnose fibromyalgia through pressure points.
Graves combines the relaxation techniques with nutrient compounds and other
IN Q=It warms up
((LINDA GRAVES:IT WARMS UP MY MUSCLES AS I'M MOVING, UNLIKE A LOT OF EXERCISE
THAT GIVES IMPACT TO THE JOINTS AND THE MUSCLES))
OUT Q=the muscles
IN Q=I'm not aware
((DR. WILLIAM BLAYLOCK/RHEUMATOLOGIST: I'M NOT AWARE OF ANY SCIENTIFIC PROOF
THAT ANY OF THOSE THINGS ARE HELPFUL SO BASICALLY TRY TO STEER THE PATIENTS
AWAY FROM THOSE NAMELY BY TELLING THEM THAT IT PROBABLY WON'T HURT YOU TO TAKE
THEM, BUT IT'S PROBABLY JUST A WASTE OF YOUR MONEY))
SUPER=01-Dr. William Blaylock/Rheumatologist; :08
OUT Q=your money
There is no known cure, or even a cause, for fibromyalgia.
In Salem, employees at Lewis-Gale Hospital are waiting for word of how the
nation's largest hospital chain will affect them.
The hospital's parent company, Columbia is restructuring.
The board of directors yesterday announced they'll likely sell 100 hospitals.
Columbia has been the subject of a federal investigation for several months
now, examining whether the corporation is involved in overcharging Medicare,
Medicaid and other government health programs.
Lewis-Gale is NOT involved in that investigation.
Child care is not an inexpensive service.
Imagine trying to secure child care, while attempting to get off welfare and
get back into the job market.
That's the dilemma for this woman.
Stephanie Brown-Webb has an impressive resume-- but lack of child care has
prevented her from keeping good-paying jobs.
She does have some advice, though, for other women in her shoes.
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IN Q=You're going
((STEPHANIE BROWN-WEBB: YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO MAKE SURE YOU'VE GOT THE DAY
CARE SET UP BEFORE YOU ACCEPT A JOB. AND YOU DON'T WANT TO ACCEPT NOTHING
UNDER FORTY- PLUS HOURS BECAUSE THAT'S THE ONLY WAY YOU'RE GOING TO SURVIVE. ))
OUT Q=going to survive
TAKE GRAPHIC FULL SCREEN
We'll hear more from Brown- Webb, as well as from one day care center that
accomodates lower- income families.
Be sure to join us for part two of "A Second Chance at Success."
TAPE#net (edit of 97-83)
Roanoke's Lucy Addison Middle School will close in June, but just for a
year, while it undergoes construction.
The middle school's grounds and facilities will get a massive facelift,
including a new library-media center and courtyard.
One parent was worried that in the shuffle, her daughter's education might
be compromised, but she has since been reassured.
IN Q=I think that
((SUSAN KRATERFIELD/PARENT: I THINK THAT IF THEY MOVE THE TEACHERS AS A GROUP,
SHE WILL HAVE HAD THE SAME CORE GROUP OF TEACHERS ALL THREE YEARS OF MIDDLE
SCHOOL. 6TH 7TH AND 8TH GRADE. I THINK IT'LL BE FINE ))
SUPER=01-Susan Kraterfield/Parent; :
OUT Q= it'll be fine.
Lucy Addison will be the last of four city middle schools to undergo
Advocates of school choice had their chance to talk to Virginia's Board of
The Board has yet to make a decision.
Charter schools and private school vouchers are the most discussed options.
Last year, a charter schools bill died on a tie vote in a House committee,
and the proposal is expected to be back next year.
Charter schools receive public funds.
Although they 're allowed to try unconventional teaching methods, they still
face high student performance standards.
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A re-opening last night signaled Ippy's in Rocky Mount is back in the
Ippy's owners hope to add something to the community.
IN Q=THE TOWN
((JODEE JEANS/IPPY'S OWNER: THE TOWN DOESN'T REALLY HAVE MEETING ROOMS, OR ANY
FACILITY TO HAVE MEETINGS-- SO WE BUILT TWO BANQUET ROOMS.))
((IT'LL MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR THE NORTHERN PART OF ROCKY MOUNT. MAIN
STREET...WE'VE SEEN A LOT OF DEVELOPMENT, A LOT OF CHANGES, ))
SUPER=01-Jodee Jeans/Restaurant Owner;:00
The restaurant is just one of two in Rocky Mount with a liquor license.
The Miami Dolphins are in a first-place tie with the New York Jets in the
A-F-C East after crushing the Buffalo Bills 30-to-13 last night in Miami.
SUPER=03-Miami, FL/NFL-ABC Sports;
Steve Christie's second field goal of the game cut Miami's lead to 16-13.
Dan Marino's 30-yard touchdown pass to Troy Drayton broke open a close game.
Karim Abdul-Jabbar (kuh-REEM' ab-DOOL' juh-BAHR') would later
run in from one-yard out for an insurance touchdown.
The Bills are now 5-and-6 for the season.
And finally, with two games left in their season the Virginia Tech Hokies
find themselves in a unique position.
They now know that the only way their chief in-state nemesis U-V-a can even
be considered for a bowl game is to beat the Hokies in two weeks.
But before the collision in the Commonwealth takes place, Tech must take care
of a talented Pittsburgh team this Saturday.
Moving now to news from the diamond, the Atlanta Braves have made a move in
their infield that is not likely to sit well with long time fans.
The Braves signed shortstop Walt Weiss and in the process sent a message to
free agent Jeff Blauser that he is no longer needed in Atlanta.
Blauser has been the Braves starter at short most of the 90's, while Weiss
has been a starter all his career with the A's and Rockies.
IN Q="They thought...
((WALT WEISS/SIGNS THREE YEAR DEAL WITH BRAVES:))
SUPER=01-Walt Weiss/Signs Three Year Deal With Braves; :00
OUT Q=...RATHER QUICKLY."
The Hockey Hall of Fame welcomed three new inductees, including one of the
greatest scorers in league history.
SUPER=03-Toronto, Canada; 00
Mario Lemieux, who overcame Hodgkins disease and a chronic back problem to
become the sixth leading scorer ever in the NHL became the ninth player in
league history to enter the Hall without having to wait the mandatory 3 years.
Joining him was his former teammate Bryan Trottier, who also starred on the
Islanders' dynasties of the 80's.
Glen Sather the architect of the Edmonton Oilers great teams also entered the
Parents may frown on playing with your food, but one man has taken it to new
Morry Alter has the story of one man who's made it an art form.
04NA - 04:35:23
IN Q=Jost just
SUPER=03-New York, NY;:00
OUT Q=CBS News