TAPE#net (edit of 97-97)
School administrators are having their say after former E.C. Glass Head
Football Coach Bo Henson spoke out against the school earlier this week.
Bo Henson coached the Hilltoppers for 19 seasons before being relieved of
IN Q=The only reason given
((BO HENSON/E.C. GLASS FOOTBALL COACH: THE ONLY REASON GIVEN IS I WANT THE
PROGRAM TO GO IN A NEW DIRECTION. FOOTBALL PLAYERS FATHERING BABIES. WE NEED
MORE WHITES ON THE TEAM. WE NEED MORE WHITES IN THE STANDS.))
SUPER=10-Bo Henson/Former E.C. Glass Head Coach/Tuesday;
OUT Q=in the stands.
E.C. Glass Principal Susan Morrison says the school has felt the effects of
Henson's statements, which she insists are untrue.
IN Q=I had a student
((SUSAN MORRISON/E.C. GLASS PRINCIPAL: I HAD A STUDENT WALK UP TO ME AND SAY
MRS. MORRISON, ARE YOU A RACIST. AND I LOOKED AT HIM AND SAID TALK TO ME ABOUT
MY INTERACTION WITH YOU OVER THE LAST THREE YEARS, TELL ME HOW WE TALK TO EACH
OTHER AND WHAT WE TALK ABOUT AND HOW WE INTERACT AND THEN YOU ANSWER THAT
QUESTION. AND HE LOOKED AT ME AND SAID THANK YOU AND WALKED AWAY.))
SUPER=01-Susan Morrison/E.C. Glass Principal;
OUT Q=and walked away.
School officials said they hope the news conference will help put racial
concerns behind them.
Henson remains on the staff as a social studies teacher, and officials say
those responsibilities will remain the same.
TAPE#net (edit of 97-80)
Emmett Cressell Junior is accused of burning and beheading Garnett "G-P"
Johnson last summer.
Witnesses say the crime was racially motivated.
Attorneys have not yet decided if Cressell will take the stand next month.
The judge did agree to let Cressell face the jury in street clothes and
conceal his security devices.
IN Q=we want
((MARK CLAYTOR/CRESSELL'S ATTORNEY:WE WANT AN UNBIASED JURY POOL TO SEE MR.
CRESSELL AS A HUMAN BEING AND GIVE HIM A FAIR TRIAL. ))
SUPER=01-Mark Claytor/Cressell's Attorney; :00
OUT Q=fair trial.
The defense has asked the judge to limit the number of photos shown to the
jury and to exclude portions of the autopsy.
The judge has NOT made a decision yet.
There has been no comment yet from the White House, concerning today's
statement from the woman who is at the center of the Monica Lewinsky episode.
Today former White House aid Linda Tripp, said she overheard an early
morning phone conversation between Monica Lewinsky and President Clinton.
Drew Levinson reports.
SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :00
SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting; 1:32
GRAPHIC=drug bust pot
Henry County Police seized a tractor trailer full of marijuana last week.
Thirteen bundles of the drugs were found, weighing more than 230 pounds.
Two truck drivers--
Thirty-five- year- old Clive Cunningham, and Kurt Goldsont, were charged
with possession with the intent to distribute, and conspiracy to distribute.
A joint investigation involving the Sheriff's Office and the Federal Drug
Enforcement Administration is under way.
The word "Complicated" describes the last step in the ongoing health-care
saga between Trigon and three area hospitals.
Lewis-Gale Medical Center in Salem announced it will remain a member of
Trigon's Participating Hospital Agreement.
That is NOT the same as Trigon's Preferred Provider network.
Lewis-Gale and two other hospitals -- Montgomery Regional and Pulaski
Community -- will be dropped from that preferred network this Sunday.
But -- people on the Virginia state payroll will be able to use all three
hospitals through June 30th this year.
And state employees will be able to keep using Montgomery Regional and
Pulaski Community until June of 19-99.
After that, all subscribers will have to use Carilion hospitals -- even if
they don't live near one.
IN Q=WHAT I'M
((DEL. JIM SHULER/(D)-BLACKSBURG: WHAT I'M CONCERNED WITH IS THE WAY THAT ALL
THE HEALTH PLANS ARE SET UP NOW, IT SEEMS ABSURD TO ME THAT CONSTITUENTS NEED
TO DRIVE BY ONE HOSPITAL TO BE SERVED BY ANOTHER HOSPITAL. ))
OUT Q=another hospital
Shuler and another local lawmaker, Salem's Morgan Griffith have introduced
bills to let consumers pick the hospitals where they get treated.
Both bills face a tough road through the General Assembly.
TAPE#net (edit of 97-98)
The idea of charter schools in Virginia could be getting a passing grade.
SUPER=03-Rocky Mount, NC/File Tape;
Charter school success stories in 16 states may have swayed the opinions of
some members of the General Assembly.
A Senate committee that narrowly defeated charter schools last year gave the
concept a 12 to 3 endorsement yesterday.
SOT TAPE ONE 11:33:31
IN Q=I do no
((SEN. STANLEY WALKER: I DO NOT HAVE THE FEARS THAT I USED TO HAVE. THEY'VE
PROVEN TO ME THAT WE CAN GO AHEAD AND TRY THIS OUT.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Stanley Walker/(D) Norfolk; :08
OUT Q=this out.
The committee's turnaround is in part because five members toured some
charter schools in Boston last year.
If a similar charter school bill gets out of the House Education Committee,
the idea is likely to finally succeed in the full chambers.
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright traveled to Spain today-- trying to
work out a diplomatic solution to the Iraqi crisis-- but letting everyone know
that's not the only option.
(( ALBRIGHT:I HAVE SAID ALL ALONG THAT WE PREFER A DIPLOMATIC OPTION. HOWEVER,
OUR PATIENCE IS RUNNING OUT, AND THAT THE DIPLOMATIC ROUTE IS AL BUT EXHAUSTED.
SO AS I HAVE SAID BEFORE, ALL OPTIONS ARE OPEN BUT WE PREFER A DIPLOMATIC
SUPER=01-Madeleine Albright/Secretary of State;
OUT Q=diplomatic route.
Albright encountered resistance from Russian officials who said their
government continues to negotiate.
Albright's next stop is London, where the British stand behind the U-S.
But she is likely to meet a
lot of resistance when she goes on to the Middle East.
Meantime, in Baghdad today U-N workers were ordered to move out of their
apartments and into Baghdad hotels.
It's been suggested the U-N fears a possible military strike by the United
States wants staffers in one place.
Russian President Boris Yeltsin says he's ruled out running for a third
term in 2000.
He made the announcement today at an award ceremony in Moscow.
He also said he had decided on his successor, but that he had neither
told the candidate nor decided when he would announce his choice publicly.
Students at Washington and Lee University got a taste of what it might be
like to be a political prisoner in their own land.
Chinese dissident Harry Wu shared his story of what life is like in a
Stacey Martin has more.
IN Q=The first time
SUPER=01-Harry Wu/Chinese Dissident; :16
SUPER=01-J. T. Kriteser/Student; :47
OUT Q=SM, News 7, Lexington.
(( The first time Harry Wu stepped on a college campus and spoke his mind he
was put in a Chinese labor camp for the next 19 years.
But, this time he was standing on safer ground at Washington and Lee
University sharing his story with other college students.
SOT 09.02.24 - 09.02.43 (tape #2)
IN Q=I am free
((HARRY WU/CHINESE DISSIDENT: I AM FREE AND LEAVE THE COMMUNIST CONTROL. BUT,
IF I TURN MY BACK TO MY MOTHER LAND, TO THESE SUFFERING PEOPLE, I'M GUILTY. IF
I KEEP SILENT I'M ALSO GUILTY.))
OUT Q=I'm also guilty.
Wu made three trips back to China since his release, exploiting the horrors
of a Communist system he says is still growing strong.
His talk here was an effort to strengthen the concern among young Americans.
SOT 09.12.53 - 09.13.15
IN Q=That really surprised
((J.T. KRITESER/STUDENT:THAT REALLY SURPRISED ME BECAUSE EVERYTHING THAT I'VE
LEARNED AND I'VE KNOWN IS THAT THINGS ARE OPENING UP IN CHINA AND PREMIER JUNG
ZU MINH HAS KIND OF BEEN MOVING IN THAT DIRECTION. WHAT HE SAID WAS TRUE,
THEY'RE OPENING UP SO MUCH IN TERMS OF CAPITALIZATION, BUT IN A LOT OF WAYS
THEY'RE REGRESSING IN TERMS OF HUMAN RIGHTS.))
OUT Q=of human rights.
SOT 09.17.39 - 09.17.51
IN Q=But, Wu did
((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: BUT, WU DID HAVE SOME CRITICISMS FOR THE AMERICAN
GOVERNMENT, POINTING OUT THAT WHILE THE UNITED STATES HAD AN EMBARGO AGAINST
CUBA IT DIDN'T HAVE THE SAME TOUGH POLICY TOWARD CHINA. STACEY MARTIN, NEWS 7,
OUT Q=SM, News 7 Lexington.))
GRAPHIC=Smith Mountain Lake
Summer may be a long way off, but some Smith Mountain Lake residents are
already worrying about the boat traffic.
Tina Tenret reports.
IN Q=Silence settles
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Dick Hach/Resident; :18
SUPER=01-Mark DeTournillon/Marina Manager; :46
OUT Q=Franklin County;
((Silence settles over Smith Mountain Lake in the wintertime -- no boat
ventures through this cove.
But ask Dick Hack about summers -- and he'll show you a different picture.
He's seen boat waves large enough to damage a dock -- or hurt a child.
IN Q=If there's a kid
((DICK HACH/LAKE RESIDENT: IF THERE'S A KID...WE'VE GOT A PROBLEM.))
OUT Q=got a problem
Boats motor through here to get gas from the marina -- where they must slow
to idle speed in what's called a "no wake zone."
Hach and other residents want the same speed limit for the rest of the
But marina managers say that would slow gas sales -- boaters might not
travel the extra time to the marina.
And residents could no longer run motor-boats through the cove to ski -- or
IN Q=The recreational boater
((MARK DETOURNILLON/MARINA MANAGER: THE RECREATIONAL BOATER ... MORE TRAFFIC IN
THE MAIN CHANNEL))
OUT Q=main channel
Marina managers say making this a no-wake zone would set a dangerous
precedent -- forcing boaters to dawdle through every cove.
But residents counter -- this is the only cove with a marina -- and the
traffic that goes with it.
IN Q=The lake's policy
((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: THE LAKE'S POLICY ADVISORY BOARD WILL HAVE A SAY IN
WHETHER THIS COVE CHANGES TO A NO-WAKE ZONE. BUT ULTIMATELY IT'S UP TO THE
STATE'S DEPARTMENT OF GAME AND INLAND FISHERIES. THE ENTIRE PROCESS COULD TAKE
MONTHS. IN THE MEANTIME, THIS ISSUE IS CERTAINLY MAKING WAVES IN THE SMITH
LAKE COMMUNITY. TINA TENRET, NEWS7, FRANKLIN COUNTY.))))
OUT Q=Franklin County
SUPER=300-43/57/Northwest 12mph/29.88f/70/1947/ 3/1966;
SUPER=301-47/49/W 9-18mph/29.85f/72/1947/ 4/1934;
SUPER=334-Mostly/Cloudy/23-27/Partly Cloudy/& Cool/38-42;
A strong economy is getting the credit for the drop in Virginia's jobless
The jobless rate dropped to three-point-one percent in December.
That helped give the state its lowest annual unemployment in eight years.
The preliminary average jobless rate
for 19-97 was four percent, the lowest since 19-89.
The usual increase in jobs during the holiday season also helped boost the
Some localities reported December jobless rates as low as one-and-a-half
percent or below.
That's almost a labor shortage.
College basketball was the order of the night in the New River Valley as the
Tech women and Radford Men entertained out of town guest.
Mike Stevens and Photographer Greg Moore crashed both Parties to get us the
IN Q=First audio
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/G. Washington vs Va. Tech; :00
SUPER=33-G. Washington/55/Virginia Tech/67/; :23
SUPER=03-Radford/Belmont vs Radford; :30
SUPER=01-Ron Bradley/Radford Head Coach; :53
SUPER=01-Chibi Johnson/15 Points; 1:01
SUPER=01-Corey Reed/14 Points; 1:08
OUT Q=..........news 7 sports."
TAPE#net (edit of S8-1)
In the A-C-C last night, Top ranked Duke turned it up a notch against the
23-rd ranked Terps of Maryland.
SUPER=03-Durham, NC/JP Sports; :
Steve Wojokowski makes the nice steal and passes it to Lashown McCleod who
gets the jam for a big Duke lead.
The Terps finally work the inbounds play getting it to Terrance Morris who
scores the easy basket but Maryland still trailed by 30 points.
Duke went to the bench as SUPER=33-Duke/86/Maryland/59/;Chris Carawell
takes the ball coast to coast for the layup and the Blue Devils beat Maryland
86 to 59.
A number of outdoor attractions close in the winter, but Salem's Dixie
Caverns is open year round.
The caverns stay pretty comfortable, at around 50 degrees.
Dixie Caverns first opened to the public 75 years ago, but its owner says
it's a local tourist attraction that's sometimes overlooked by its neighbors.
IN Q=When they have
((CONNIE HAUSMAN/DIXIE CAVERNS OWNER: WHEN THEY HAVE VISITORS COMING IN FROM
OUT OF TOWN, THEY'RE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO, OR THE CHILDREN ARE BORED TO
DEATH AND THEY'RE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO, AND THAT'S WHEN THEY KIND OF
THINK OF PLACES TO GO AROUND THE AREA AND THAT'S WHEN DIXIE CAVERNS KINS OF
COMES UP TO THE FRONT. ))
SUPER=01-Connie Hausman/Dixie Caverns Owner;
OUT Q=to the front
WEEKEND MORNING GRAPHIC FULL SCREEN
If you think Dixie Caverns sounds like a fun place to spend YOUR "Time
Off", be sure to tune in tomorrow for News 7 Saturday morning for a walk-
through the caverns-- and maybe a bit of a science lesson, too.
The Americans hit the road running today in Japan with the Olympic torch.
Today's torch carriers included a disabled postal worker from Pennsylvania.
A VISA official from San Francisco. Two high school students Washington
And a Texas elementary school principal.
The torch is scheduled to arrive in Nagano on the eve of the Olympic Games.