She is the so-called Black Widow-
Today Judy (Bueno-ano) Buenoano became the first woman executed in Florida since 1848.
The 54 year old was put to death in Florida's electric chair.
[SUPER=03-St. Peter, MN;]
They're picking up the pieces after deadly tornados raced through Southern Minnesota.
One boy is dead and 40 others are hurt.
The so-called "date rape" drug shows up at a Bedford County high school, sending one girl to the hospital.
And the city of Roanoke is preparing for the onslaught of fans when Dave Matthews and Bruce Hornsby come to town next month.
Plus it's three cheers for the Averett cheerleaders, as they head to nationals in Florida.
Join us for News 7 after tonight's championship game.[Date-Rape]
[TAPE#98-29 TC 11:48]
A Bedford County teen could face reckless endangerment charges after he allegedly gave a classmate a near- lethal dose of a so- called "date rape" drug.
It happened at Staunton River High School last Friday.
Police say one 17-year old boy gave another boy a capful of "G-H-B" to drink.
G-H-B, or Gamma Hydroxy (byoo-tih-rate) Butyrate can induce drowsiness and incoherence in a person.
The victim immediately fell ill, and went into cardiac arrest while he was being brought to the hospital.
[IN Q=It tells you]
((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF: IT TELLS YOU WHERE TO GET THE HOUSEHOLD CHEMICALS, A LOT OF IT IS, TO MAKE THIS. BUT AT THIS POINT WE DON'T WHERE HE GOT IT, IF HE MADE IT, IF SOMEONE MADE IT AND GAVE IT TO HIM OR IF HE PURCHASED IT. WE DON'T HAVE ANY IDEA AT THIS POINT.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Brown/Bedford Co. Sheriff; :00]
[OUT Q=at this point.]
The teen who drank the drug has since been released from the hospital.
Authorities are deciding how to charge the 17-year old who brought the substance to school.
Did a California hospital worker kill terminally ill patients?
Glendale police admit it won't be an easy case to prove- but they're moving ahead with the investigation.
Efren Saldivor told a police investigator he killed 40 to 50 patients through suffocation or drug injection.
But the drugs he allegedly used leave virtually no trace.
The Glendale Adventist hospital has come up with a list of possible victims for police-
It's possible some bodies may have to be exhumed.
((RIGHT NOW WE HOPT TO GET ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO GET ONE OR TWO SOLID CASES AND GATHER OUR EVIDENCE TO ASK FOR EXHUIMATION AT THAT POINT. ))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Rick Young/Glendale Police Dept.;]
[OUT Q=at that point.]
Saldivar was a respiratory therapist at Glendale Adventist. The hospital has since fired him-
Saldivar remains free while police investigate.
The woman known as the "Black Widow" was put to death in Florida today.
Judy (Bueno-ano) Buenoano was executed in Florida's electric chair-
She is the first woman put to death in Florida since 18-48.
The 54- year- old was executed for the 19-71 poisoning of her husband-
She was also convicted in the drowning of her disabled son and for attempting to kill her fiance.
((WHEN SHE WAS LED INTO THE CHAMBER SHE HAD NO EXPRESSION ON HER FACE. SHE CAME IN, SAT DOWN CLOSED HER EYES.))
[SUPER=01-Eugene Morris/Florida Dept. of Corrections;]
[OUT Q=closed her eyes.]
Outside the prison- protestors stood vigil-
Bueno-ano's relatives say she was a good Christian.
((WHAT HAPPENED HERE THIS MORNING HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH GOD. GOD HAD NO PART IN THIS.))
[SUPER=01-Jeanne Eaton/Buenoano's Cousin;]
[OUT Q=no part in this]
Prosecutors say Buenoano murdered for insurance money.
She maintained her innocence- and said she wanted people to remember her as a good mother.
[TAPE#=98-33 TC 3:16]
A fire that gutted a third of a Northwest Roanoke home tonight may have been intentionally set.
No one was home when the blaze broke out.
Some neighbors were the first to spot the fire.
[IN Q=Me and him]
[OUT Q=was anybody home]
[IN Q=the flames]
[OUT Q=couldn't go inside]
Firefighters say it took them fifteen to twenty minutes to douse the blaze.
Police had been out to the home earlier this evening, responding to the report of a burglary.
Investigators are looking into the possibility of arson.
Negotiations on the proposed tobacco settlement are getting hot and heavy in Washington.
The Senate is considering a bill that would cost the tobacco industry more than 500-billion dollars.
That's 138-billion dollars MORE than the settlement lawmakers and tobacco companies proposed last year.
Skeptics say the bill does NOT do enough to ensure tobacco companies will not try to sell cigarettes to children.
[IN Q=anytime you spell out]
((ANYTIME YOU SPELL OUT WHAT THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY CAN'T DO, THEY ALWAYS FIGURE OUT WHAT THEY CAN DO. THAT'S WHAT WE LEARNED WHEN THEY WERE BANNED FROM ADVERTISING ON RADIO AND MANY PEOPLE THOUGHT, THEY'RE CERTAINLY NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO SELL THEIR PRODUCT EFFECTIVELY. WE WERE WRONG AND WE COULD BE WRONG AS WELL IF WE ONLY TELL THEM WHAT THEY CAN'T DO.))
[SUPER=01-Rep. Henry Waxman/(D) California;]
[OUT Q=tell them what they can't do]
Arizona Senator John McCain introduced the bill today.
His Commerce Committee will consider the legislation Wednesday.
Another person has died from tornados that roared through Minnesota-
An 85- year- old man died from injuries sustained in the twister.
Maureen Maher has more.
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[OUT Q=CBS News, Chicago.]
((St. Peter was ground zero for the latest string of tornadoes that brought
hundred mile an hour winds, snapped trees in half, and downed power lines.
BUZZ WHITTY/RESIDENT: OUR EARS STARED POPPING. IT WAS LIKE
GOING UP IN AN AIRPLANE WITHOUT ANY PRESSURE.
Six year old Dustin Schneider was killed when the force of one tornado sucked him out of the van he was riding in hospitals report nearly 3 dozen others were injured Taking the familiar pathway through several mobile home parks, the storm
skipped from St. Peter, to Le Center , Minnesota, about 70 miles south of the Twin Cities.
CHARLES FODOR/RED CROSS: WE STARTED DAMAGE ASSESSMENT-
GOING HOUSE TO HOUSE.
The areas hardest hit have already been declared a disaster by Minnesota Gov.
Arne Carlson. Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency
will arrive in the next several days.
Maureen Maher, CBS News, Chicago.))
Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey
The Commonwealth's new school superintendent wants to make Virginia's schools the safest in the nation.
And Car maintenance is something many think about in the winter, but the recent warm weather can also take its toll on your vehicle.
That's coming up.
[TAPE#98-37 TC 1:10]
Virginia's new public school superintendent says he'll make school safety a top priority.
[IN Q=And I think]
((AND I THINK WE ALL KNOW THAT, WHEN WE WATCH THE TV AND WHEN WE SEE WHAT'S HAPPENING IN JONESBORO, ARKANSAS, AND EVERY PLACE ELSE. I WILL TRY TO PULL TOGETHER SUPERINTENDENTS FROM AROUND THE STATE, SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS, PARENTS, PTAS-- I'M GONNA TRY TO PULL A GROUP TOGETHER SO WE CAN START WORKING ON WHAT IT WILL TAKE TO MAKE OUR SCHOOLS IN VIRGINIA THE SAFEST IN THE NATION.))
[SUPER=01-Paul Stapleton/Super. of Public Instruction; :00]
[OUT Q=the nation.]
Paul Stapleton was appointed Superintendent of Public Instruction by Governor Jim Gilmore today.
He was Virginia Superintendent of the Year in 19-96 for his leadership of the school system in rural Charlotte County.
[TAPE#98-31 TC 8:46]
Four years worth of investigation, another year of trial preparation- and yet the jury in the racketeering trial of the Abed family in Roanoke fell far short of the prosecution's expectations.
Jury foreman Bill Moore says the government's case was overblown.
[IN Q=A lot of]
((A LOT OF THOSE ACTS WERE SO OLD AND THE EVIDENCE WAS SO THIN. I MEAN IT JUST WASN'T THERE.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Moore/Abed Jury Foreman]
[OUT Q=wasn't there.]
The jury was not sequestered; jurors were allowed to go home every night, but they were told NOT to watch T-V or read the newspaper.
The defendants changed into civilian clothes everyday for the trial. The marshals were careful not to handcuff them until the jury was out of the room.
So the jury had no idea that most of the defendants remained locked up- held withOUT bond while they waited a YEAR to be tried.
[IN Q=We noticed]
((WE NOTICED THE LITTLE WRIST BANDS AND THINGS ON SOME OF THEM, LOOKED LIKE THEY'D BEEN IN THE HOSPITAL, AND WE WERE SORT OF CHATTING AMONG OURSELVES IN THE JURY ROOM AND WE SAID, "ARE THESE PEOPLE STILL IN JAIL, OR WHAT?"))
[OUT Q=jail or what?]
Court personnel said it was one of the most attentive juries ever, despite the fact the trial lasted more than two
A seminar at Virginia Tech is showcasing two of the school's more creative uses for technology.
The two-day conference is designed to teach educators creative ways to put computers to work in the classroom.
The "Math Emporium" at Virginia Tech is one example educators are looking at.
Students enrolled in the undergraduate course don't follow the lead of an instructor.
Instead-- they learn and take tests at a self-paced rate by computer.
[IN Q=We know]
((PEG MILLER/AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR HIGHER EDUC.: WE KNOW THAT ACTIVE LEARNING IS A MUCH BETTER WAY FOR STUDENTS TO LEARN THAN SITTING PASSIVELY IN A LECTURE SO THAT WOULD BE AN EXAMPLE OF TRYING TO DO SOMETHING BETTER AT LESS COST AND FREEING UP RESOURCES TO DO THINGS THAT ONLY FACULTY CAN D, LIKE MEETING WITH STUDENTS AND IN SMALL GROUPS CREATING COMMUNITIES WITH THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Peg Miller/American Assoc. for Higher Educ.]
[OUT Q=with them.]
The CAVE at Virginia Tech is another example of computers at work.
CAVE stands for Cave Automatic Virtual Environment.
It's a three-D tool designed to help professors and students with a variety of studies and experiments.
[TAPE#=98-32 TC :15]
The recent stretch of record warm temperatures coupled with the lack of basic automotive maintenance can cause problems for motorists this time of year.
Experts say neglecting the essential things that keep your car running smoothly in this weather can mean the difference between enjoyable driving and problems.
[IN Q=WHAT WE'RE]
((PAT FLINT/"FLINT'S" AMOCO; WHAT WE'RE SEEING RIGHT NOW IS A LITTLE UNUSUAL. AND ALL THIS STUFF ADDED UP CAUSES QUITE A FEW PROBLEMS JUST DUE TO A LACK OF CARE.))
[SUPER=01-Pat Flint/"Flint's" Amoco;]
[OUT Q=LACK OF CARE.]
Experts say one of the main problems can be the battery.
[IN Q=HOT WEATHER IS]
((HOT WEATHER IS VERY BAD ON THEM, PARTICULARLY WHEN THEY TURN ON THE AIR CONDITIONING ON FOR THE FIRST TIME. THAT THROWS AN EXTRA LOAD ON THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, ON THE BELTS AND SO FORTH.))
[OUT Q=and so forth.]
To prepare for warm month traveling, Triple-A of Virginia suggests changing the oil every three-thousand miles, chec
king all other fluid levels and replacing worn belts.[Dave-Matthews]
[TAPE#=98-25 TC 12:37]
A rock concert in Roanoke next month could bring a record crowd to Victory Stadium.
Close to 25-thousand tickets have already been sold for the April 18th concert that features the Dave Matthews Band and Bruce Hornsby.
Though Victory Stadium has a capacity of 35-thousand for the concert, sales have been strong up and down the east coast, and a sell-out is possible.
[SOT UB 11:30:37]
[IN Q=The majority of them, of course]
((JIM EVANS/CIVIC CENTER MANAGER: THE MAJORITY OF THEM OF COURSE ARE COMING FROM VIRGINIA, BUT FROM ALL OVER THE STATE. IT'S GOING TO BE REALLY A NEAT THING TO HAVE THAT MANY PEOPLE COME IN. IT SHOULD BE A HUGE ECONOMIC IMPACT FOR EVERYBODY.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Evans/Civic Center Manager]
[OUT Q=impact for everybody.]
The concert will be held rain or shine. The city will have shuttle buses bringing fans to the stadium from satellite parking areas.
An expansion at Explore Park means new adventures for park regulars.
And at a California zoo,
it wasn't the stork, but the bald eagle who delivered the latest bundle of joy.
[TAPE#=98-24 TC 11:58]
Roanoke's Explore Park opens this Friday, and this season's visitors will get more bang for their buck.
One million dollars of new attractions fill the park -- including a hunter's camp built near a bubbling spring.
People like Daniel Boone boiled the salt from Roanoke's water -- back when salt and skins measured a man's worth.
And this season's visitors will be the first to hit the trails in a horse and buggy.
[IN Q=There will be a slight]
((EDDIE GOODE/PARK INTERPRETER: THERE WILL BE A SLIGHT ADDITIONAL FEE FOR THAT BUT THERE WILL ALSO BE INTERPRETERS AS YOU GO ALONG WITH THAT. IT WILL ADD SOME ENTERTAINMENT AND MOVEMENT IN THE PARK.))
[SUPER=01-Eddie Goode/Park Interpreter;]
[OUT Q=IN THE PARK]
A Presbyterian church from 18-80 has been transplanted from Botetourt County, and an upscale restaurant and pub is being built inside an 18th century building.
A one-room schoolhouse joins a looming room on a 19th century farm.
There's even a new gateway leading into the park -- called the Roanoke River Parkway.
Events this season will include a native American pow-wow, a pre-civil war weekend, and battle re-enactments.
[TAPE#98-30 TC 11:40]
Tonight on CBS, you watched Kentucky take home the national college basketball title.
But there's a team from Averett College in Danville that will soon compete for a national title of its own.
As Christy Hubley reports, the Couger cheerleading squad is ready to go, fight, and win.
[IN Q=With tumbles and tosses]
[SUPER=01-David Adkins/Averett Junior; :12]
[SUPER=01-Rachael Rounds/Averett Freshman; :29]
[SUPER=01-Preston Gist/Coach; :44]
[OUT Q=News 7, Danville.]
the Averett College cheerleading squad is ready and raring to compete for a national championship.
[IN Q=We have a very]
((DAVID ADKINS/AVERETT JUNIOR: WE HAVE A VERY INTENSE ROUTINE. IT'S 2:15 NONSTOP. WE CONDITION JUST LIKE ANY OTHER ATHLETE.))
[OUT Q=any other athlete would.]
If you think cheerleaders aren't atheletes... take a look at what this squad can do.
[IN Q=I mean everybody]
((RACHAEL ROUNDS/AVERETT FRESHMAN: I MEAN EVERYBODY SAYS YEAH, CHEERLEADING. BUT UNTIL THEY SEE WHAT WE DO AND ACTUALLY SEE OUR ROUTINES THEY CHANGE THEIR MINDS.))
[OUT Q=change their minds.]
The Couger cheerleading squad leaves Tuesday for Daytona Beach.. site of the National Cheerleading Association Competion.
And these men and women say their goal is to make it to the final round.
[IN Q=That's our goal this]
((PRESTON GIST/COACH: THAT'S OUR GOAL THIS YEAR. LAST YEAR IT WAS JUST TO MAKE IT TO THE NATIONALS. WE WENT IN 25TH AND ENDED 17TH. THIS YEAR WE'RE GOING IN 12TH. HOPEFULLY WE'RE GOING TO MAKE IT TO THE TOP 5.))
[OUT Q=make it to the top five.]
The Averett squad has been practicing every day to prepare for the cheering championships.
They hope all their hard work will pay off.
[IN Q=I think it's going]
((DAVID ADKINS: I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE A LOT OF FUN. WE'LL MEET A LOT OF NEW PEOPLE... TRY A LOT OF DIFFERENT STUFF AND HOPEFULLY DO REALLY WELL.))
[OUT Q=do really well.]
Christy Hubley, News 7, Danville.))
You can watch the final round of the National Cheerleading Association Championships right here on WDBJ and CBS on April 19th.[Forecasts]
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Reports out of Dallas say current UNC Charlotte head coach Melvin Watkins, who was considered a candidate for the UVa job,
will leave the 49ers to take over Texas A & M.
He will get a reported five year deal worth $550 thousand a season.
[GRAPHIC=MEN'S FINAL FOUR]
The Kentucky Wildcats, the Comeback Cats this entire tournament did it again last night as they beat Utah to claim the University's 7th title.
[SUPER=03-San Antonio, TX/CBS; :00]
Utah coach Rick Majerus liked what he saw from his team in the first half as Michael Doleac goes to the hoop with authority with the drop step for the slam.
Kentucky big man Nazr Mohammed would answer with a jump hook on the other end for the Cats.
Scott Padgett would then use some more UK muscle inside and hit yet another jump hook in traffic, as the Cats stay close.
But Utah dominated most of the first 20 minutes outrebounding the Wildcats, shooting 57 percent and playing great in transition. Utah led 41-to-31 at halftime.
But as this team has all season, Kentucky battled back. Jeff Sheppard turns the steal into a breakaway dunk to give UK the lead for the first time in the half.
Utah went ice cold from the field and Kentucky makes some tournament history by coming from 12 points
down - the biggest deficit in the title game history to win the 1998 championship 78 to 69.
North Carolina not only lost out on its chance to play for the title, but the Tarheels also lost last night in the human relations department.
Saturday night Tarheel senior Makhtar Ndiaye created a swarm of controversy when he said Utah's Britton Johnsen called him the "N" word.
Last night, Ndiaye said he lied and that Johnson never said such a thing.
Utah coach Rick Majerus was so confident in his player he offered to quit if Johnsen was found guilty.
[IN Q="I can tell you...]
((RICK MAJERUS/UTAH HEAD COACH:))
[SUPER=01-Rick Majerus/Utah Head Coach; :00]
[OUT Q=...put it on."]
The second season for the Roanoke Express begins tomorrow night as Roanoke opens the ECHL playoffs at home against Huntington.
Steve Mason has tonight's Roundhouse Wrapup.
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/March 19th; :00]
[SUPER=01-Pete Brearley/Five Points vs. Blizzard; :11]
[SUPER=01-Frank Anzalone/Express Head Coach; :40]
[SUPER=01-Duane Harmer/Express Captain; :53]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning; 1:06]
[SUPER=01-Mike Holden/Express Trainer; 1:30]
[OUT Q=.....News 7 sports"]
Still to come tonight the regular Monday night WCW highlights, plus we'll check in with the Tech cheerleaders who are on their way to nationals later this week.
[IN Q="News 7 sports...]
[OUT Q=...stay tuned Yeaaaahhhh!]
[go to break]
College Basketball has the N-C-Double-A and N-I-T Tournaments and college football has bowl games.
What you might not know is that university cheerleading and dance squads vie for national championships as well.
Virginia Tech's squad is leaving Wednesday, for the N-C-Double-A Cheer and Dance Championship in Daytona, Florida.
The competition starts Thursday, as the top 20 squads in the nation try to earn a spot in Friday's finals.
Former Lord Botetourt cheerleader Christy Fons is competing in nationals for the first time.
As a sophomore, she's also performing in the stunt partner competition.
[IN Q=Last year]
[SUPER=01-Christy Fons/Va Tech Cheerleader; :05]
[SUPER=01-Jason Oates/Va Tech Cheerleader; :15]
[OUT Q=general appearance]
The cheer and dance squads submit video tapes to earn an invitation to the competition.
The High Tech's video placed sixth.
Members say they're looking for a top five placing so they can perform their act on national television.
[IN Q=first of all]
[SUPER=01-Shana Hawkins/High Tech;]
[OUT Q=stronger as a whole]
Your Hometown Station will air the finals of the Cheer and Dance competition Sunday, April 19th.[S-WCW]
And finally tonight in the regular Monday night WCW-NWO report we head to Chicago.
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/TNT; :00]
The new Volkswagen is creating quite a stir so, I thought I would honor Jean tonight with a little bit of her past Disco - as in the Disco Inferno.
Tonight the man with the moves and tight silk pants proved he can also wrestle with the victory over Kidman.
Also, Booker T retained his TV title belt in his battle with Chris Benoit.
And Roddy Piper the old veteran battled Hollywood Hogan down the aisle and into the ring.
And finally..in tonight's video of the day
It's been said that "bald is beautiful"-
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but this bald eagle chick was born with a full head of hair.
The stork delivered "Laurel" to the San Francisco Zoo on Sunday.
She's the first bald eagle chick of the eagle-breeding season.
Zoo workers use a surrogate mother to nurture Laurel.
But it won't be long before she's left to fend for herself-
The baby bird will be released into the wild later this week as part of the zoo's bald eagle recovery project.
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