Coming up on News-
Coming to grips with a fire that killed six people- in Henry County,
including three children.
Septuplets are born in Iowa. We'll update their condition.
And Southeast Roanoke was home to NATIVE Americans many years ago.
We'll tell you about an uncovered Indian village.
News 7 is next.
A Henry County fire takes the lives of six people including three
It's believed a faulty wood stove started the blaze at the log cabin-
killign six members of a family.
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Septuplets are born in Iowa.
Bobby (Mih-KOY's) McCaughney's seven babies are in a neo-natal intensive care
unit. One was in critical condition but has been upgraded to serious- along
with his other six siblings.
The cookie monster paid a visit to children at Community hospital- complete
Join us for News 7 at Eleven.
An early morning fire has claimed the lives of six family members in Henry
Dead are 72-year old Garnett Via and his wife Alice.
Also killed was their 33-year old grandson Jerry Lluan (loo-WAHN') Via and
three great grandchildren- nine year old India Manns, six year old Johntae
Manns and four year old D'Angelo Terry.
It's believed a improperly installed wood stove next to a stack of
newspapers started the blaze.
Tina Tenret reports.
SUPER=03-Henry Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Rodney Howell/Henry Co. Fire Marshal; :19
SUPER=01-Elsie Via/Victims' Relative;:40
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An Iowa woman gave birth to Septuplets today- seven newborns in all.
One boy was in critical condition but his condition has been upgraded to
serious- along with his six other siblings.
Maureen Maher has details.
SUPER=01-Robert Hepworth/Babies' Grandfather; :00
SUPER=01-Dr. Paula Mahone/Iowa Methodist Medical Center; :30
SUPER=01-Terry Branstad/Iowa Governor; 1:30
SUPER=01-Maureen Maher/CBS News;1:50
RUNS=1:59 TIGHT OUT
((I'M PROBABLY ONE OF THE PROUDEST GRANDFATHERS IN THIS COUNTRY... AT THIS
BOBBI MCCAUGHEY'S FATHER STOOD BEFORE THE CAMERAS AND TOLD THE NATION WHAT IT
HAD BEEN WAITING TO HEAR... THE SEPTUPLETS HAD MADE THEIR WAY INTO THE
WORLD... THE ONLY KNOWN SURVIVNG SET, ANYWHERE.
KENNETH, ALEXIS, NATALIE, KELSEY, BRANDON, NATHANIAL AND JOEL... EACH IN
SERIOUS CONDITION-- WEIGHING BETWEEN 2 AND 3 AND A HALF POUNDS... ALMOST
ROBUST FOR MULTIPLES...
SOT: DR. PAULA MAHONE/IOWA METHODIST MEDICAL CTR.
THESE BABIES ARE NOT GROWTH RESTRICTED IN ANY WAY. THIS IS A REAL TIGHT RANGE.
DOCTORS SAY THEY WILL KNOW MORE ABOUT THE CONDITION OF THE BABIES-- INCLUDING
WHETHER THERE ARE ANY IDENTICAL TWINS-- IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS. IN THE MEANTIME,
IT SEEMS EVEN BOBBI MCCAUGHEY'S DOCTORS ARE IN AWE OF WHAT HAPPENED...
SOT: DR. PAULA MAHONE/IOWA METHODIST MEDICAL CTR.
17:18:01:00 I WOULD CONSIDER THIS A MIRACLE. ALL THE BABIES ARE SO WELL GROWN,
SO WELL DEVELOPED-- THAT THIS PATIENT DID NOT DEVELOP PREECYLAMPSIA, TOXEMIA--
THAT SHE HAD NO OTHER MEDICAL CONDITION...
BACK IN CARLISLE, IOWA... THE TINY TOWN THAT HELPED THE THE MCCAUGHEYS KEEP
THEIR PREGNANCY A SECRET FOR MONTHS... THE EXCITEMENT HAS FINALLY BURSTED FROM
OUR HEARTS ARE READY TO EXPLODE. WE JUST CAN'T-- WE CAN'T CONTAIN OURSELVES.
... THE JOY DOESN'T END THERE THOUGH... IOWA GOVERNOR TERRY BRANSTAD IS NOW
PLANNING TO GIVE THE MCCAUGHEYS --PERHAPS-- THE SECOND BIGGEST GIFT THEY'VE
GOVERNOR TERRY BRANSTAD
MAUREEN MAHER/CBS NEWS:
AS FOR THE BILL FOR THE CESAREAN SECTION AND HOSPITAL STAY FOR MOM AND THE
SEVEN LITTLE ONES... IOWA METHODIST MEDICAL CENTER SAYS THEIR CARE COMES
FIRST. IT WILL TACKLE THAT ISSUE SOMETIME DOWN THE ROAD.))
Banking experts say First Union is about to become a "monolith," dominating
bank activity in our part of the country.
First Union says its acquisition of CoreStates, a Philadelphia bank, will
create a regional "powerhouse."
The buyout makes First Union the biggest bank on the East Coast, with more
than 27-hundred branches.
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IN Q=We'll have
((EDWARD CRUTCHFIELD/FIRST UNION CEO:WE'LL HAVE EXPANDED POWER, QUITE FRANKLY,
TO SERVE OUR CUSTOMERS. AND I BELIEVE WE'LL BE ABLE TO DO THIS SEAMLESSLY FROM
CONNECTICUT SOUTH TO KEY WEST, FLORIDA.))
SUPER=01-Edward Crutchfield/First Union CEO;
OUT Q= key west, florida
At a Philadelphia press conference, the C-E-O's of both banks warned about
layoffs in the Northeast.
But a local banking expert said the Roanoke area should not be worried about
IN Q=We will
((JOHN CLARKE/CATAWBA CAPITAL: WE WILL NOT SEE THAT HERE BECAUSE CORESTATES IS
BASED IN THE PHILADELPHIA GEOGRAPHIC AREA.))
SUPER=01-John Clarke/Catawba Capital;
OUT Q=GEOGRAPHIC AREA
First Union is paying 16-billion dollars in stock to buy CoreStates.
Ingersoll-Rand officials say they're cutting jobs at the Roanoke County
39 managerial jobs will be cut as part of the company's restructuring
Ingersoll-Rand is consolidating it's rock drill and rotary drill
Company officials say the job cuts will improve their financial
The move will reduce the plants labor force to 360.
Promising economic news tonight for Carroll County.
SUPER=03-Carroll Co./File Tape;
Magnolia Manufacturing Company is planning to open a second facility in the
Carroll County Industrial Park, this spring.
The 17- million dollar investment by Magnolia's sister company is expected
to create about 40- jobs.
The new plant, named Parkdale's Mountain Air Spinning, will manufacture
products used in weaving cloth.
Virginia competed against North and South Carolina-- in sealing the deal.
Still to come on the newscast, we'll see how private organizations are
helping people get off welfare,
and as U-S warplanes head to Iraq, more human shields take to the streets.
U-S Warplanes are on the way to the Persian Gulf.
SUPER=03-Holliman AFB, NM;
The F-117 stealth fighters left New Mexico for the first leg of the journey.
President Clinton says the bottom line is weapons inspectors must be allowed
((I WANT TO ACHIEVE IT DIPLOMATICALLY BUT WE ARE TAKING EVERY STEP TO PURSUE
WHATEVER OPTIONS ARE NECESSARY I DO NOT WANT THESE CHILDREN WE ARE TRYING TO
PUT IN STABLE HOMES GROWING UP IN A WORLD WHERE THEY ARE THREATED BY TERRORISTS
WITH BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL WEAPONS. IT IS NOT RIGHT. APPLAUSE.))
OUT Q=is not right, applause."
In Baghdad, human shields are apparent at the nation's military hangars- and
more anti-US demonstations in the street.
While a warning goes out to Americans traveling aboard.
((IT'S GOOD TO REMIND ALL AMERICANS WHO MIGHT BE TRAEVELING THAT THEY SHOULD BE
SUPER=01-Mike McCurry/White House Spokesman;
OUT Q=should be alert.
McCurry says while Americans are not being warned against traveling, they
need to be more careful than usual when they leave the country.
GRAPHIC=Second Chance at Success
This week, we're meeting the people directly affected by welfare reform.
Many recipients are enrolling in courses, checking the classifieds, and
taking other steps to get off welfare and on the job.
But who's helping them MAKE the transition?
Take Fullscreen Second Chance at Success
Kimberly McBroom tell us in Part Three of her series, "A Second Chance at
IN Q=Twenty-three year old
SUPER=07-Lara Dumire; :17
SUPER=01-Wendy Moore/Roanoke Area Ministries Exec. Dir.; :44
OUT Q=McBroom, News 7
(( Twenty- three- year- old Lara Dumire has been on the welfare rolls for
about a month.
Her babysitter walked out on her, and she lost her job as a certified
Despite going through some tough times, she still doesn't enjoy asking the
government for help.
SOT tape 6 10:46:44
((LARA DUMIRE: PERSONALLY, I LIKE TO BE INDEPENDENT, AND I DON'T LIKE TO GO TO
THE SYSTEM. BECAUSE EVERY TIME I DO, IT'S DEGRADING FOR MYSELF. IT'S
HUMILIATING. THEY HUMILIATE YOU WHILE YOU'RE THERE. YOU HAVE TO SIT FOREVER
TO BE SEEN. IT'S JUST NOT A LIFE. IT'S NO LIFE. ))
While it may not be easy to ask for it, there is plenty of help available
OUTSIDE of government assistance.
Earlier this year, Roanoke Area Ministries held a conference for local
churches to consider their response to changes in the welfare system.
SOT tape 5 9:16:32
((WENDY MOORE/ROANOKE AREA MINISTRIES EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: SOME OF THE
CONGREGATIONS I KNOW HAVE RECEIVED REQUESTS TO USE THEIR VANS, THEIR
CONGREGATIONAL VANS THAT USUALLY SIT IDLE DURING THE WEEK TO HELP WITH SOME
Beth Israel Synagogue's doors are open as a clothing closet for welfare
recipients to find clothes appropriate for the workplace.
Vouchers are also available for the Roanoke Rescue Mission's thrift store.
But Moore says the community as a WHOLE must contribute in order for
welfare reform to work.
SOT tape 5 9:23:16
((WENDY MOORE: WE AS A COMMUNITY, WE AS A STATE, AND WE AS A NATION ASKED FOR
THIS TO HAPPEN. WELL NOW IT'S TIME TO PAY THE PIPER. WE WANT THIS TO HAPPEN.
WE CAN'T JUST WAVE A MAGIC WAND AND WISH IT TO HAPPEN. WE HAVE TO PARTICIPATE.
The council of COMMUNITY services acts as the middle man, matching needy
families to the appropriate agencies.
Officials say their incoming calls have DOUBLED since July, to an average
of one thousand per month.
SOT tape 6 10:45:18
((LARA DUMIRE: I THINK THE CHANGE IS GOOD, AND I THINK IT'S SOMETHING THAT
SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE A LONG TIME AGO. BUT FOR SINGLE PARENTS, IT'S TOUGH OUT
THERE. AND IF YOU'RE NOT DETERMINED, AND YOU HAVE NO WILLPOWER, THEN YOU'RE
JUST GOING TO BE DRUG RIGHT BACK IN THE SYSTEM. ))
But there are helping hands working to keep that from happening.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.))
SS=Second Chance at Success
In the final part of our series tomorrow night, the point of view of
employers who have hired welfare recipients in the past.
They're either fighting for academic freedom or teaching racism, depending
on whom you believe.
Students at Virginia Commonwealth University say the State Council for
Higher Education in Virginia -- or SCHEV -- was out of control when it vetoed a
new African American Studies major.
SOT tape two 10:14:17
IN Q=SCHEV, you can
((TIANA NELSON/VCU STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT: SCHEV, YOU CAN TAKE THIS DECISION
AND SCHEV IT!))
((OTHER UNIVERSITIES SHOULD BE SCARED THAT THIS COULD HAPPEN TO THEIR
SUPER=01-Tiana Nelson/VCU Student Govt. Pres.; :00
OUT Q=their university.
Recently retired State Council director Gordon Davies called the rejection
of the major "deplorable."
But the State Council member who led the fight against the major calls the
proposed courses "divisive" and "racist."
IN Q=I know
((JEFF BROWN/SCHEV: I KNOW THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF GRIEF ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT WE
SHOULD LOOK AT IT CLOSELY, BUT I'M REALLY GLAD THAT WE DID BECAUSE IF YOU LOOK
AT WHAT'S REALLY BEING TAUGHT, WELL IF THERE'S CAUSE FOR ME TO BRISTLE, THAT'S
WHERE I WOULD BRISTLE. You think it's racist. I DO. I DO. I THINK THERE ARE
A LOT OF AREAS OF THIS MAJOR WHICH, YOU KNOW, ARE -- I LISTEN TO OTHER PEOPLE
TALK ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE BEING RACIST AND THEN I READ THIS AND I SAY WELL HOW IS
THIS ANY DIFFERENT?))
SUPER=01-Jeff Brown/State Council of Higher Ed.; :00
OUT Q=any different?
Brown says many of the courses are already offered at the school under other
VCU's Board of Visitors is still deciding whether to appeal the decision.
A group of Roanokers want to commemorate the town's Native American past.
We'll have that next,
and then a little later we'll see some happy young people as they get a visit
from one of their furriest friends.
IN Q=Hey you know
OUT Q=special young girls
Southeast Roanoke is called home by thousands of Virginians--
But it was also called home by some NATIVE Virginians hundreds of years ago.
Andrew Freiden reports.
IN Q=20 years ago
SUPER=07-Gary Foutz; :13
SUPER=01-Thomas Slatka/Va. Dept. Historic Resources; :25
SUPER=01-Chief Kenneth Branham/Monacan Nation; 1:03
OUT Q=news 7 Roanoke
(( 20 years ago, when archeologists uncovered an Indian Village near the
Roanoke River, Gary Foutz was a 24 year old volunteer.
Now he's trying to commemorate the site with a roadside historical marker.
((GARY FOUTZ: I'M DOING IT FOR THESE PEOPLE, THAT WERE ON THIS LAND. THE WHITE
MAN CAME IN AND KIND OF DID THEM A LITTLE DIRTY, SO YOU KNOW, THESE PEOPLE
DESERVE IT. ))
((THOMAS SLATKA/ARCHEOLOGISTS: THERE AREN'T ANY MARKERS HONORING ARCHEOLOGICAL
SITES OF THE MONACAN INDIANS, SO THIS WOULD BE A FIRST. ))
Researchers say this is the most important historical area in the Roanoke
More than 13 different settlements lived in this flood plain.
((THEY DID THE BEST THEY COULD, AS FAR AS HEAT, INSULATION, KEEPING THERE WERE
SOME BRUTAL WINTERS EVERYONE KNOWS IT, SOMETIMES WE GET SOME OF THOSE. ))
((ANDREW FREIDEN/REPORTER: GETTING A VIRGINIA HISTORICAL LANDMARK COMES WITH
IT'S OWN SET OF HARDSHIPS. BUREAUCRATIC RED TAPE, YOU HAVE TO GET NEIGHBORHOOD
APPROVAL, AND OF COURSE, YOU NEED ENOUGH MONEY.))
((CHIEF KENNETH BRANHAM/MONACAN NATION: WITH THE EXPLORE PARK, THE HISTORIC
SOCIETIES, AND THE CITY, 11 HUNDRED DOLLARS SHOULD COME FAIRLY QUICK AND EASY,
((THOMAS KLATKA/VA. DEPT. HISTORIC RESOURCES: YEAH, I THINK THIS WILL HAPPEN.
THERE'S A LOT OF INTEREST, AND INTEREST SEEMS TO BE ACCUMULATING. ITS THE
The Roanoke Industrial Park owns the land now-- But the marker won't prevent
future development on the site.
Andrew Freiden, news 7, Roanoke. ))
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Cavalier Hoop highlights from University Hall coming up plus, the Frank
Anzalone talks about the team's recent personnel woes.
And Steve Mason checks in with a final four preview in Hometown Hoops Weekly.
SUPER=75-Daytona Beach, FL/1997 Season; :00
But first tonight's Extra Point gives us news from NASCAR as CBS Sports and
Daytona officially announced this afternoon that they will join forces to
televise the Pepsi 400 in primetime.
This will be the first race under the new lights at Daytona, and you'll be
able to catch it all from 8-11 on Independence Day night right here on Your
By the way, the folks on the beach also announced tonight they are increasing
the purse for the next Daytona 500 to $6 million bucks.
WIPE TO BOARDS
SUPER=0096-/Boston/100/j/New Jersey/108////Golden State/87/j/San
SUPER=0096-/Washington/86/j/Philadelphia/97//Iverson - 29 Points//L.A.
SUPER=0103-/Boston/3//Pittsburgh/3//Final In OT//Montreal/1/j/Carolina/2///;
SUPER=0103-/N.Y. Rangers/3/j/Tampa Bay/6////Philadelphia/1/j/Toronto/3//2 Late
SUPER=0098-/Wm. & Mary/45/j/Virginia/59//Tribe Missed 13 FTs/j/N. Carolina
SUPER=0098-j/Kansas #2/75//Western Ky./62////Utah State/52//Florida
St./62//2:12 To Play/;
SUPER=0098-j/Xavier #10/95//Toledo/76///j/Connecticut #12/80//Rhode Island
OUT Q=........last score."
take a break
Still to come tonight, after nearly four months of practice and play the
girl's high school season is coming to a close.
Steve Mason sizes up the Single-A and Double-A final four fields in Hometown
Hoops Weekly right after this.
After losing to Richmond in double overtime on Sunday night, UVa fans around
the state weren't sure what to expect as the Cavs hosted William & Mary last
night at U-Hall.
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Tribe vs. Cavaliers; :00
Fans got a chance to see the new $100 thousand dollar floor last night - too
bad only a handful of fans showed up to check it out.
Chezley Watson gets UVa started with one of his four assists on the game as
he feeds Norman Nolan for the Layin. Nolan had 17.
But the Tribe got a big effort this evening from Randy Bracy, who scored a
game high 18. But the Indians hit just 6 of 19 free throws in the game.
UVa missed 10 foul shots itself, but Willie Dersch was on the money with this
jumper as he scores and gets fouled.
Curtis Staples would drop in 15 more last night with 3 treys.
The Cavs win it 59-to-45 to even their record at 1-and-1.
SUPER=03-Richmond/Tarheels vs. Spiders;
Meanwhile, the Spiders were looking to make North Carolina their second ACC
victim of the week.
But Vince Carter went upstairs for the alley-oop, and Antawn Jamison had his
usual big night as the second ranked Heels win it 84-to-65.
A couple of NASCAR's top stars had surgery yesterday. Bill Elliott, the
driver of the McDonald's Ford
SUPER=04-1997 Season; ;00
was in Birmingham, Alabama yesterday having plates and screws removed from
his left hip. They were placed there in 1996 following his bad crash at
Elliott says he plans to be back in the car testing in two weeks.
And Jeff Gordon had successful outpatient surgery yesterday in Charlotte to
have a polyp removed from his vocal cords.
He'll miss this weekend's special race in Japan.
One man who has come through his share of adversity, Mario Lemieux was
honored last night for the second time this week.
SUPER=03-Pittsburgh, PA; :00
On Monday night Lemieux was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame and last
night his number 66 jersey was retired forever in a half hour ceremony at the
The tears flowed on an off the ice.
Lemieux won six scoring titles and two Stanley Cups.
The Express notched it's first road win last night. Beating the Renegades 7
to 5 in Richmond.
In other Express news; head coach Frank Anzalone is dealing with a depleted
roster. Talented forward Cory Evans, who played in three games, was sent home
to rehab a torn knee ligament that did not heal properly over the summer.
IN Q="the big loss
((FRANK ANZALONE/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Frank Anzalone/Express Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...on the horizon"
The AHL Saint John Flames called up rookie forward Todd Norman, who had 7
points in 10 games, and defenseman Matt O'Dette after five games with Roanoke.
OUT Q=...at some point"
After a season's worth of hooping we are down to the Final Four in the
girl's Single A and Double A ranks.
Steve Mason sizes up the state semi-finals in tonight's edition of Hometown
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Bassett/AA Quarterfinals; :17
SUPER=01-Richard Thrasher/William Byrd Head Coach; :23
SUPER=01-Brandy Allen/Starting Senior; :55
SUPER=03-Salem/AA Quarterfinals; 1:07
SUPER=01-Tracey Driscoll/Salem Head Coach; 1:19
SUPER=01-Brian Harvey/Glenvar Head Coach; 1:45
OUT Q=....see ya next week"
((The Lady Terriers beat Bassett 66-50 last night. An impressive win
considering Byrd is a little banged up.
Friday night; the Lady Terrier face Charlottesville in the semi-final night
cap at 8:30.
Richard Thrasher's teams have been to four straight final fours. The Black
Knights are no strangers to tourney time either.
Thrasher has coached Byrd for 26 years. Salem coach Tracey Driscoll has made
the final for in her FIRST.
The lady Spartans have beaten Byrd in a 7 game win streak. A win Friday
against Turner Ashby means an all Blue Ridge state championship. Driscoll
knows her 7pm opponent well.
In Single A, 21 and 4 Glenvar rides into the final for behind another first
year coach in brian Harvey.
The Lady Highlanders earned a shot at George Mason friday at 3:30 thanks to
a 51-39 victory over Haysi.))
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"C" is for cookie-- and that's good enough for some sick children at Roanoke
Community Hospital to put their problems aside for today.
The Cookie Monster himself took time out of performances of Sesame Street
Live to drop in on the cancer unit at the hospital.
The furry character joined the children for a party. The main dish served
Cookie Monster went into the rooms of children too sick to leave their beds,
but not too sick for a hug.
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