One day after a mass shooting at an Arkansas middle school, another report of school violence.
Authorities say three teachers were wounded today when they were slashed with a razor blade at a high school north Dallas, Texas.
A 16 year old student has been taken into custody.
In Jonnesboro, Arkansas a 13 year old boy and his eleven year old cousin are scheduled to appear in court this 6
afternoon to face charges in connection with the deaths of four girls and a teacher at their middle school.
Eleven others were gunned down yesterday outside the school during a false fire alarm.
A candelight vigil was held for the victims last night and today classes are cancelled.
Drew Levinson is in Jonesboro with the latest.
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FLOWERS DOT THE FRONT OF WESTSIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL IN JONESBORO, ARKANSAS. A
LIVING MEMORIAL TO FOUR STUDENTS AND ONE TEACHER WHO LOST THEIR LIVES
YESTERDAY... WHEN TWO YOUNGSTERS ALLEGEDLY OPENED FIRE ON THEIR CLASSMATES.
(SOT, TRISTIAN MC-GOWAN, WOUNDED STUDENT)
IT'S HARD FOR MANY TO RETURN TO THE SCENE OF THE SHOOTING..WHERE THE FLAG
OUTSIDE THE SCHOOL FLIES AT HALF STAFF. CLASSES WERE CANCELLED TO GIVE
STUDENTS TIME TO COPE.
RESIDENTS OF THIS NORTHEAST ARKANSAS TOWN FIND IT HARD TO BELIEVE TWO OF
THEIR OWN--BOYS ELEVEN AND THIRTEEN YEARS OLD -- COULD BE CAPABLE OF SUCH AN
(SOT/IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE)
THE SHOOTING TOOK PLACE JUST AFTER LUNCH---WHEN A FIRE ALARM WENT OFF. THAT
ALARM TURNED OUT TO BE FAKE,,,APPARENTLY ONE WAY OF GETTING STUDENTS AND
TEACHERS OUT INTO THE OPEN. STUDENTS SAY THE OLDER BOY HAD WARNED FRIENDS HE
WOULD COME BACK TO SEEK RECEVENEGE BECAUSE HE WAS ANGRY AT A FORMER
(SOT, YOUNG GIRL--AT FIRST WE THOUGH IT WAS FIRECRACKERS.)
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A Botetourt county man says he was gone for 45 minutes, and returned to find his house in flames.
The fire broke out shortly before nine this morning at 55-60 Davis Road in Blue Ridge.
Crews from several localities responded.
No one was in the house at the time.
The owner says he has no idea how the fire may have started.
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((ED DAVIS/HOMEOWNER: I WAS COMING DOWN 460 AND I SAW BLACK SMOKE, AND I KIND OF WONDERED "WHAT'S SOMEBODY BURNING?" THEN WHEN I GOT UP HERE, I SAW WHAT WAS BURNING.))
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Meanwhile, firefighters struggled to contain the blaze, as hot spots continued re-igniting throughout the house.
Botetourt county fire investigators are searching for a cause.
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Just across the county line in ROANOKE County this morning- - fire damaged a home on Emerald Lane.
Alice Garrison has lived here- -in the Carvins Cove area- -for 50 years caring for legions of foster children.
Firefighters got the 9-1-1 call around ten minutes to ten this morning.
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((RODNEY FERGUSON/ROANOKE CO. FIRE INVESTIGATOR: WHEN UNITS ARRIVED, THEY HAD FLAMES COMING THROUGH THE BEDROOM WINDOW. ))
[SUPER=01-Rodney Ferguson/Roanoke Co. Fire Investigator]
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TWO bedrooms were heavily damaged by smoke and flames, but nobody was hurt.
The convicted killer of a Danville man is scheduled to die tonight, despite a former first lady's request to spare his life.
Ronald Watkins was sentenced to death for killing 29-year-old William McCauley in 1988.
McCauley was a store owner in Danville when he was stabbed to death by Watkins.
Former First Lady Rosalyn Carter asked Governor Gilmore to spare Watkins' life because he has become a devout Christian.
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Governor Gilmore says he WILL recognize the month of April for its Civil War significance.
But he wants to avoid the controversy sparked last year by former Governor George Allen plans for "Confederate History and Heritage Month" .
Ellen Qualls spoke with the Governor.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: WE'RE WORDING IT NOW TO BE A SUITABLE AND APPROPRIATE PROCLAMATION. BUT IT'S DESIGNED TO TAKE EVERYONE INTO ACCOUNT. AND I'VE MADE IT VERY CLEAR THAT ANY PROCLAMATION THAT'S ISSUED THIS YEAR IS GOING TO INCLUDE IN THE CONCERNS OF THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY, THEIR HISTORY AS WELL, AND MATTERS THAT THEY THINK ARE IMPORTANT AS WELL AS OTHER ASPECTS.))
George Allen's proclamation called on all Virginians to reflect on the "honorable sacrifices" of Confederate leaders in their struggle for the "cause of liberty."
Previous Governor Doug Wilder proclaimed "Final Chapter of the Civil War Days" in a far different tone-- recognizing the bloody divisiveness of the era.
The Sons of Confederate Veterans who annually request the proclamation are cautiously pleased.
((COLLIN PULLEY/SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS: THERE WERE SOME CONCERNS. WE HAD VERY LITTLE CONTACT WITH GOVERNOR GILMORE BEFORE THE ELECTION. BUT WE WERE HOPING HE'D SEE THINGS OUR WAY, AND WHAT WE CONSIDER TO BE THE RIGHT WAY IN HONORING OUT CONFEDERATE HERITAGE.))
((COLLIN PULLEY/SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS: I CAN'T SEE WHERE HE WOULD COME SOMEWHERE WAY OFF THE WALL THAT WOULD OFFEND US TO HONOR CONFEDERATE HISTORY MONTH.))
((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I THINK IT WILL BE INCLUSIVE AND SUITABLE FOR ALL VIRGINIANS.))
The N-double-ACP and Southern Christian Leadership Conference blasted Governor Allen last year for his proclamation-- calling it borderline racist.
A subsequent public opinion poll showed 54- percent of black Virginians approved of Allen's proclamation-- though they were not read the wording.
The ball's now in Jim Gilmore's court.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))[CLINTON]
President Clinton continues his tour of Africa today in Rwanda
Half a world away the President is closely monitoring recovery efforts in his home state in the aftermath of the Jonesboro school shooting.
Mr. Clinton was headed for a brief visit to Rwanda, the scene of
genocidal violence, but first, he wanted to talk about the troubling pattern of violence at home.
CLITNON:I'M GOING TO ASK THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO FIND WHATEVER EXPERTS
THERE ARE IN OUR COUNTRY ON THIS AND TRY TO ANALYZE THIS TERRIBLE TRAGEDY TO
SEE WHETHER THERE ARE ANY COMMON ELEMENTS IN THIS INCIDENT AND THE OTHER TWO..
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In Rwanda, the President apologized that the U-S and the world did not tak action in 19-94 as a million people were slaughtered.
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Authorities in Franklin County stumbled onto a virtual river of moonshine yesterday afternoon.
Alcoholic Beverage Control agents discovered this stash of illegal liquor in a garage near the Franklin-Pittsylvania county line.
It all started Monday night, when agents running surveillance arrested 42-year old Stuart Adkins of Penhook for possession of illegal whiskey and discovered fifteen hundred gallons.
Armed with a search warrant, they found another three thousand gallons in a garage on Adkins' property.
The question now- where's it coming from?
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((J. BEHELER/A.B.C.; APPARENTLY EVERYWHERE, THAT WE DON'T KNOW RIGHT NOW, BUT OBVIOUSLY THERE'S QUITE A DEMAND FOR IT AND THE ACTIVITY IS KEEPING US QUITE BUSY.))
[OUT Q=quite busy]
They think the still is nearby, because the whiskey they confiscated last night was still warm.
Agents say this is the biggest illegal liquor bust they can remember-
Forty-five hundred gallons is worth about 90-thousand dollars on the street.
The search for a man who reportedly jumped off the Wasena Bridge into the Roanoke River last night has been called off.
Police continued the search this morning after authorities say a "reasonably reliable" witness claimed to have spoken with an unidentified man who talked of jumping off the bridge.
Police say the witness said he was about ten feet from the man when he saw him jump over the rail and heard a splash.
Authorities called off the search late this morning after finding nothing.
Just a few days after he was named and then removed as head football coach, Mike Berry has resigned his teaching job at Lynchburg's E-C Glass High School.
The resignation comes after officials learned that Berry had served jail time for embezzlement.
Last week Berry was appointed to replace Bo Henson as the head football coach at E-C Glass.
The offer was rescinded two days later when school officials learned of Berry's criminal record.
Berry has been a math teacher at Glass for the last five years, but he has now resigned that position.
School officials would NOT say whether Berry would have been fired, had he not resigned.
A major recording contract is now a done deal for a Richmond-based band with Hometown connections.
"AGENTS OF GOOD ROOTS" has just signed with R-C-A and features two native Roanokers who say success has not changed the reason they do what they do.
[IN Q=THINGS ARE REALLY]
((STEWART MYERS/BASS-VOCALS; THINGS ARE REALLY STARTING TO HAPPEN A LOT FOR US NOW. THE RECORD COMPANY'S REALLY HIGH ON THE RECORD AND THEY'RE GIVING US A LOT OF SUPPORT.))
((ANDREW WINN/LEAD VOCALS; YEAH, PEOPLE HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO BUY OUR ALBUM ALL OVER THE PLACE. BUT TO ME IT'S JUST ANOTHER DAY I'M PLAYING MUSIC, IN A GOOD WAY. I MEAN I LIKE TO PLAY MUSIC.))
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[SUPER=01-Andrew Winn/Lead Vocals; :06]
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The band performs about 250- nights a year-- which is considerably more than the average band whose star is on the rise.
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((IT CAN BE GRUELING BUT IT CAN BE A LOT OF FUN TOO. WE'RE JUST CONCENTRATING ON THE POSITIVE ASPECTS OF IT. JUST DOING WHAT WE DO.))
[OUT Q=WHAT WE DO.]
The band's success has been evidenced by its recent continued sell out performances in venues across the midwest.[Exp
The Roanoke Express captured the Northeast division title last night in front of a home crowd of over five thousand.
Steve Mason has more on the sudden death, banner-hanging win against Richmond.
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[SUPER=01-Dave Stewart/Express Defenseman; 1:19]
[SUPER=01-Michael Smith/Express Fifth Year Player; 1:30]
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((Itt all came down to this. And who better to score the game winning goal than the one with the higher power on his side. The Religeous Tim Christian ends a sudden death 2-2 dead lock and puts some seriously nervous fans and players to rest.
His goal ignited a celebration that had special meaning to the Express family; one Head Coach Frank Anzalone helped begin 5 years ago.
Dave Gagnon; one of his eldest Express children; was a brick wall and being part of this team accomplisment even meant more than his previous two ECHL MVP awards.
Michael Smith, who has played with Express since the team's inception, set the franchise record for assists on this gift to another Veteran; Dave Stewart.))
He's the nation's top high school football and basketball player.
And yesterday Ronald Curry made it official.
He's headed for U-N-C... Not UVa, even though he committed to join the Cavaliers last fall.
At a news conference yesterday... Curry said that he considered the football
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programs at both UVa and UNC equals. He says that he had resigned himself to the fact that he would play little at either school next season with quarterbacks Aaron Brooks and Oscar Davenport each returning for his senior year.
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[OUT Q=...as a player."]
Curry is in Norfolk preparing to play in tonight's McDonald's all-star game.
Last night he put on quite a show in the slam dunk contest at Hampton high school.
Curry officially signed football scholarship papers yesterday. He will play both sports as a freshman at UNC next season. The irony in all of this is that UNC never recruited him as a football player.
The Charlotte Hornets set a new franchise record for consecutive road wins last night as they picked up their seventh straight "W" away from the hive.
The Hornets whipped the Raptors 106 to 89.
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Glen Rice would light up the Canadian sky with his long range bombing as this he takes Vlade Divac's feed and buries the jumper. He had 24.
The Raptors talented rookie Tracy McGrady would continue to show flashes of brilliance as he comes back on the other end and gives Rice a dose of his own medicine.
But Toronto was the only one sick in this game as
Dell Curry swishes a bomb from the left corner. The Hornets roll to the 106-to-89 win. The team now has
____ wins on the season.