Next on News 7-
Friends and family mourn the loss of Frank Sinatra. We'll have a live report from Los Angeles-
A new development in the case of two men accused of beheading a man last summer.
And remember going to the Drive In theater? The bygone time lives on in Rockbridge County.
News 7 is next.[Newsbreak]
The Empire state Building
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is blue tonight-
It's just one way people are mourning the death of singer Frank Sinatra.
((HE WAS A LEGEND. THE GREATEST ENTERTAINER OF ALL TIME. ))
[OUT Q=of all time.]
Volkswagon just rolled out the new Beetle- Now it's rolling some back in-
A possible problem with electrical wires is prompting the recall.
Plus these people are "pulling in" cash for a good cause- Who won this heated competition? We'll find out.
And Robin will have the hot weekend forecast.
Join us for News 7 at Eleven. [Sinatra]
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The master is gone, but his voice will live forever.
That's what friends are saying about the death of Frank Sinatra.
Tonight people are mourning the legendary singer at his Beverly Hills home.
Dave Fehling is there with more on the life of Ole Blue Eyes.
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[SUPER=01-Susan Reynolds/Family Spokesperson;]
[SUPER=01-Phil Ramone/Album Producer;]
[OUT Q=back to you.]
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((Frank Sinatra was perhaps the biggest name in show business.
And outside his beverly hills home, flowers from fans blossomed as news of his death spread.
Behind the heavily guarded gates, the Sinatra family was in mourning.
a spokesperson thanking millions of fans for their support.
SUSAN REYNOLDS, FAMILY SPOKESPERSON
Earlier in the day, Hollywood turned out to remember the chairman of the
board. Longtime family friends Steve Lawrence and Ediye Gorme arrived early.
STEVE LAWRENCE, ENTERTAINER:
Later actress Shirley maclaine offered her condolences.
For three generations, frank sinatra sang for legions of fans.
now it was time for them to give something back.
IT MAKES ME FEEL BETTER KNOWING THAT SO MANY PEOPLE LOVED HIM AND HIS MUSIC.
Frank Sinatra appeared in countless films and t-v shows.
but it was "the voice" that set apart the leader of the so-called "rat pack".
He made more than 200 recordswith his music spanning most of american pop
PHIL RAMONE, ALBUM PRODUCER:))
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A Thaxton man is in critical condition after being airlifted to Roanoke Memorial tonight.
Police say Maurice Brammer and his neighbor Gerald Profitt were arguing, when weapons were drawn.
The two apparently fought over a gun, which went off, hitting 66-year old Brammer three times.
Police say they know of no history of disagreements between the two men.
Charges have not yet been filed.
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New developments in the case involving two men accused of burning and beheading a Grayson County man.
Attorneys for capital murder suspect Louis Ceparano are trying to have prosecutor J-D Bolt removed from the case.
Ceparano is accused of killing Garnett G-P Johnson at a drinking party last summer.
Co-defendant, Emmett Cressell, Junior has agreed to testify against Ceparano and is currently free on bond.
Ceparano's attorneys contend prosecutor Bolt favors Cressell.
Bolt represented Cressell while in private practice.
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A federal jury tonight rejected charges of excessive force against a Roanoke City Police Officer-
Lennord Davidson sued the city and two of its officers, claiming he was the victim of police brutality.
He wound up in the hospital and had to have a metal pin put in his leg.
The 45-year old Jamaican citizen was arrested in 1994.
His girlfriend had called police to her apartment in Northwest Roanoke, following an argument with Davidson.
The complaint against the city had already been dismissed, leaving officer B-C Booth as the only defendant.
Tonight the judge rejected the claim against Booth.
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The judge in the drug conspiracy headed by Javier Cruz says he can't imagine Cruz will "walk."
In the course of sentencing six of Cruz' co-defendants today, Judge James Turk heard new allegations that Cruz threatened the lives of several of his lieutenants.
Even his wife, PAM Cruz, said she wouldn't leave him for fear he'd kill her.
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((THERE WAS NOT THE EXPRESSIONS OF THREATS IN 1991, SINCE THE CASE CAME DOWN.))
[SUPER=01-Joe Mott/Federal Prosecutor]
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Of the six sentenced today, the four WOMEN all got probation; two men, Gene Kinsey and Earl Wilson each recieved about two years behind bars.
Cruz is set for sentencing in July.[Indonesia]
Americans are beginning to leave Indonesia aboard chartered flights.
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The State department ordered the evacuations after increased violence.
Hundreds are dead after several fires- two at department stores-
Rioting is going on in the streets- as many people protest the nation's leader President Suharto.
((JAMES RUBIN/STATE DEPT. SPOKESMAN: WE URGE THE LEADERS TO SHOW RESTRAINT IN DEALING WITH STREET DEMONSTRATONS. ANS WE URGE THEM TO ENGAGE INT HE KIND OF DIALOGUE AND POLITICAL REFORM THAT WOULD STEM THIS SLIDE.))
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[OUT Q=this slide.]
Rubin says Indonesia has not seen violence like this since the mid 60's.
Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey
Still to come,
A blast from the past in Rockbridge County... the stories on the silver screen from the comfort of your car.
And the VW beetles re-entered the car market to great fanfare... now they're being recalled.
Several industries in and around the New River Valley are among those who support A-E-P's proposed high voltage power line.
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Teresa Hamilton introduces us to one such supporter in the final part of our series "Power Struggle".
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((DENNY PACE/JEFFERSON MILLS EXECUTIVE VP: FROM OUR STANDPOINT THE POWER ISSUE IS VERY IMPORTANT. ))
[OUT Q=is very important.]
Denny Pace is Executive Vice President of Jefferson Mills in Pulaski.
The company manufacturers synthetic fiber used in clothing, 24 hours a day, seven days a week--which plays a major role in Paces' stance on the power line.
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((DENNY PACE/JEFFERSON MILLS EXECUTIVE VP: WE'RE TOTALLY DEPENDENT UPON NOT ONLY THE SOURCE OF POWER BUT THE QUALITY OF POWER SINCE MOST OF OUR EQUIPMENT IS RUN FROM COMPUTERS AND INVERTERS. ))
[OUT Q=and inverters.]
Pulaski County administrator Joe Morgan also supports A-E-P's contention the power line is needed to avoid potential blackouts.
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((JOE MORGAN/PULASKI CO. ADMINISTRATOR: PULASKI COUNTY IS VERY DEPENDENT ON MANUFACTURING, ALMOST ONE OUT OF EVERY TWO OF OUR FOLKS THAT ARE WORKING ARE WORKING IN MANUFACTURING JOBS. ))
[OUT Q=manufacturing jobs.]
The Pulaski County Board of Supervisors and Jefferson Mills are among the nearly 600 businesses, labor groups and other organizations listed as members of CEER, a pro- power line organization primarily funded by A-E-P stockholders.
Over the past 5 and a half years, A-E-P stockholders have paid roughly 320- thousand dollars to CEER-- which stands for the Coalition for Energy and Economic Revitalization.
The group's goal: to supply its members with information not only about the powerline project, but also about upcoming hearings and to encourage them to write letters on behalf of the power company.
The New River Valley Economic Development Alliance used to belong to CEER but changed its position under a new director.
[IN Q=The alliance]
((STUART GILBERT/NRV ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ALLIANCE EXEC. DIR: THE ALLIANCE HASN'T TAKEN AN OFFICIAL POSITION FOR THE LAST NUMBER OF YEARS. THEIR MAIN CONCERN FROM AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PERSPECTIVE IS TO MAKE SURE THERE'S A CHEAP, RELIABLE AND ADEQUATE SOURCE OF ELECTRICITY IN THE NEW RIVER VALLEY. ))
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A-E-P stockholders also push the company's position through newspaper and television ads.
A company spokesman says the goal of the ads is to provide information to the public.
But the same spokesman declined to say how much was spent during a recent 16- week advertising campaign that got underway in late January.
A-E-P says the greatest amount of money was spent for ads on WDBJ television.
The station's sales department also declined to reveal how much was spent.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7.
After intial problems, Roanoke's plan to reduce flooding along the Roanoke River is about to get underway.
The city's 43-million dollar flood reduction project has been held up by the discovery of hazardous materials.
This week, the city found out its cleanup plan got the go-ahead from state and federal agencies.
Mayor David Bowers says now that all the paperwork's been approved, the city can start working on widening the river channel, the biggest part of the project.
The Volkswagon beetle is being recalled for repairs.
The company is recalling 85-hundred new beetles- because of a possible problem with electrical wires.
Apparently the wires could be damaged over time by rubbing against the edge of the battery tray.
New Beetle owners will be notified by express mail.
Volkswagen says the car can be fixed at a dealer - in about an hour.
There was talk this past winter that Rockbridge County would lose a landmark after the owner of a drive-in movie theater died.
But, as Stacey Martin reports the shows must go on--and they are at Hull's Drive-In.
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((HOW YA'LL DOIN' TONIGHT? OH, JUST FINE. THAT'LL BE SEVEN DOLARS. ENJOY THE MOVIE.))
[OUT Q=enjoy the movie.]
For many people in Rockbridge County it's a welcome return to a nightime attraction they thought would not re-open for another summer season
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((ROBERT GOODMAN: WHEN MR. HULL DIED I WAS DEVESTATED. I WAS DOWN WITH THE FLU AND COULDN'T EVEN GO TO THE FUNERAL AND I WAS REALLY, REALLY DEPRESSED UNTIL I HEARD IT WAS GOING TO RE-OPEN.))
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Sebert Hull owned and operated this drive in-- one of less than half a dozen left in the Commonwealth. He passed away this February leaving his widow with their legacy.
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((EFFIE HULL: I KNEW THAT I COULDN'T DO IT MYSELF BECAUSE I'M NOT MECHANICALLY INCLINED. BUT, I HAD SEVERAL PEOPLE APPROACH ME.))
[OUT Q=people approach me.]
She in turn sold it to W.D. and Charlie Goad, hoping with her guidence that the brothers would keep the movies rolling.
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((W.D. GOAD: AND, WHAT WE TRIED TO DO WAS CREATE A FAMILY ATMOSPHERE HERE LIKE HE HAD. YOU KNOW, MOM, DAD AND THE KIDS COME HERE, EAT POPCORN, WATCH A MOVIE, LAYING ON BLANKETS AND THAT'S THE WAY IT'S BEEN ALL ALONG.))
[OUT Q=been all along.]
((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: AND THAT'S THE WAY THEY SAY IT WILL BE FOR YEARS TO COME WITH BLOCKBUSTER MOVIES INCLUDING U.S. MARSHALLS AND NEXT WEEK TITANIC. STACEY MARTIN, NEWS 7, ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY.))
[OUT Q=SM, Rockbridge County.]))
A local company puts its own mark on the beanie babies craze.
a Danville festival is attracting folks from near and far.
[IN Q=we do]
((WE DO SHOWS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY AND THIS ONE JUST HAPPENS TO BE ONE OF OUR FAVORITES))
[OUT Q=OUR FAVORITES]
We'll have more on the start of a weekend celebration when News 7 at 11 continues.
Superman is in Charlottesville this weekend.
Christopher Reeve returned to U-V-A Medical Center today where he was treated three years ago after a horseback-riding accident.
Reeve is rallying support for research money to help patients with spinal cord injuries walk again.
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[IN Q=Experience has]
((CHRISTOPHER REEVE/ACTOR:EXPERIENCE HAS SHOWN WE CONQUER PROBLEMS IN THIS COUNTRY BY OUR COMMITMENT FINANCIALLY AS WELL AS MORALLY AND ETHICALLY.))
[SUPER=01-Christopher Reeve/Actor; ]
In his memoir published this month, "Still Me", Reeve writes about his rehabilitation.
Although he's paralyzed from the shoulders down, the star of stage and screen is still in the motion picture business when he's not raising awareness about spinal cord injuries.
Last year, he directed the Emmy-nominated H-B-O film, "In the Gloaming."[Danville-Festival]
One day down-- two more to go for Danville's Festival in the Park.
The Danville Symphony was among the acts to perform for the festival's opening day.
There's fun for the whole family-- including rides and games for the kids.
Vendors come from all over the country to sell their crafts and artwork.
This is the 24th year for the Festival in the Park-- and organizers say they couldn't have asked for better weather.
[IN Q=This is definitely]
((CARROLL WILES: THIS IS DEFINITELY A BEAUTIFUL DAY. THE CRAFTERS AND ARTISTS WHO ARE COMING ARE VERY PLEASED WITH THE SUNSHINE WE PROVIDED THEM HERE IN DANVILLE.))
[SUPER=01-Carroll Wiles/Festival in the Park;]
[OUT Q=here in Danville.]
Tomorrow, oldies group Gary Lewis and the Playboys will perform two concerts one at four one at seven- sponsored by WDBJ-7.
The Festival in the Park continues through Sunday.
They sold Happy Meals.
Will they sell couches?
These beanie-baby look-alikes are the new marketing tool at Basset Furniture.
"Jeb the Bean Hound" will eventually go home with customers.
But today company employees snatched up the new best friends.
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((JANICE HAMLIN/BASSET FURNITURE: EMPLOYEES ARE BUYING THEM. DEALERS ARE CALLING US FOR MORE. I HAVE SEVERAL GRAND OPENINGS ARE TAKING PLACE OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF MONTHS I'M ALREADY GOING TO HAVE TO ORDER SEVERAL MORE THAN I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO HAVE TO ORDER BECAUSE THEY'RE SO POPULAR.))
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Bassett plans on opening a series of new furniture stores this year.
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One of the most successful coaches in Friday Football Extra history is about to get some help on the sideline and undoubtedly a frequent visitor in the home.
Radford high school legned Norman Lineburg is welcoming back his son Mark to serve as an assistant on the Radford staff.
His son, resigned his post yesterday at Brookville and a tremendous run in his first head coaching job.
Mark is getting married this Summer to a New River valley native but he's not coming back to take over for his Dad at least not any time soon.
We begin tonight over in Vinton where Salem and Northside met for the Blue Ridge district tournament championship a spot in the regionals.
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Many in the crowd came opening to see regular season champ Byrd play for the title, but they would be treated to a dandy from the Spartans and Vikings.
Salem's Joey Sovine takeshis time trotting around the bases after cranking a three run out of the yard to give Salem a 5-to-2 lead after an inning.
Northside would wait until the fourth inning to answer that move, as senior Charlie Bullen rocks a piece of rawhide out of the yard to tie the game at 5-all.
The game is still going on at this hour we understand tied up in the 12 th inning in VInton.
Over on the other end of the county, on the west side. Glenvar won the Three Rivers district softball tournament title by scoring 10 unanswered runs on Floyd County.
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It was a perfect afternoon for a little title action in the western part of the county as the Lady Buffs looked to avenge two regular season losses to Glenvar.
Floyd would draw first blood in the top of the first as catcher Sara Weeks tries to steal second. A throwing error on the play allows her not only to get that base buy score for a 1-to-nothing lead.
Glenvar tied it up in their half of the first as Renee Anderson connects with the sacrifice fly that gets Elizabeth Wilburn home. It's 1-all.
In the bottom of the fourth, Anderson alertly reacts
to a Floyd miscue and races home from third. Glenvar takes the 2-to-1 lead, they get 8 more as Kelly Julg tosses a four hitter and gets 4 rbis.
The Winston all-star weekend in Charlotte began last night with qualifying for the Winston and a couple of qualifying races for the Winston Open.
The important thing about the qualifying is that it's the first opportunity for the drivers to showcase their special new paint schemes.
We told you at six, Mark Martin would have a new one, and here it is.
Let's see if the paint helped him win the pole.
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[SUPER=0107-6. Sterling Marlin//7. Dale Jarrett//8. Michael Waltrip//9. Darrell Waltrip//10. Kenny Irwin //;]
[SUPER=0107-11. Geoff Bodine//12. Ricky Rudd//13. Bobby Hamilton//14. Jeff Burton//15. Ernie Irvan//;]
[SUPER=0107-16. Rusty Wallace//17. Rich Bickle//18. John Andretti//19. Dale Earnhardt//;]
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The folks associated with the all-star weekend are always tinkering with the format, and the cars lining up in tonight's Winston Open had to earn their way in through two 25 lap qualifying races.
Jeremy Mayfield dominated the first race and he will start on the inside pole.
Jimmy Spencer won the second 25 lap dash to earn the outside pole position.
Rick Mast blew up only four laps into the second race and he will start last tomorrow night in the Open.
Ken Schrader will also be in the back after his pit crew messed up a tire change and ripped up the back quarterpanel of the car.
Still to come tonight track and field results from the Three Rivers,
and Roy Stanley talks with Rod Carew's daughter, who is making a name for herself on the diamond in Salem this week.
Day two of the women's division three NCAA softball championship is in the books with ______ and ______ moving on the winner's bracket and Messiah and defening champ Simpson staying alive in the loser's bracket.
Stephanie Carew, the middle daughter of former Twins' great Rod Carew is playing first base this week for California's Chapman University.
Roy Stanley had a chance to visit with her.
[IN Q="After two...]
[SUPER=01-Janet Lloyd/Chapman Head Coach; :10]
[SUPER=01-Stephanie Carew/Chapman Infielder; :46]
[OUT Q=....NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
((After two years at U-C-L-A, Stephanie transferred to the division three program and became a perfect fit.))
((JANET LLOYD/CHAP MAN HEAD COACH:))
((Rod Care, a Hall of Faber, was one of the most aggressive hitters of his time.
And Stephanie hears the comparisons everywhere she goes.
For instance, the batting stance is similar to her fathers and the little pat on the ground at first base is the same move Rod used in the majors.))
((STEPHANIE CAREW/CHAPMAN INFIELDER:))
((At the plate, Stephanie batted 514 in the regular season and she's hitting 496 in tournament play.
And her fielding percentage at first base is point 994.))
((Chapman is one of 8 teams playing for the division three national championship at the Moyers's sports complex in Salem.
Roy Stanley News 7 sports.))
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And finally two new champs were crowned at The Three Rivers district Track meet held yesterday at Glenvar.
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125 athletes from the six district schools competed in competing in 15 events throughout the day.
Giles is the defending girls champion was dethroned as Floyd County won the girls competition with Radford second, Giles third and Glenvar fourth, Shawsville fifth and Auburn sixth.
In the boy's arena, Radford won the team title with Floyd second, Giles third, Shawsville fourth, Glenvar fifth and Auburn sixth.
This is the fourth year for the Three Rivers competition as a district.
A local PULL in tonight's video of the day.
Carilion employees inject a strong dose of competition into the fundraiser.
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A hands on effort to raise money for children's health care--
The tug of war pitted 16 companies against one other.
Carilion pulled to victory, even beating out the Kroger team which prepared by dragging a tractor trailer.
[IN Q=That way]
((THAT WAY WE GET THE STAMINA. WE FEEL WE GOT THE TEAM. WE GOT THE STRENGTH AND WE GOT THE FOCUS. A LOT OF THIS IS TECHNIQUE. WE GOT WEIGHT AND STRENGTH.))
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[OUT Q=weight and strength]
Each team donated one thousand dollars to play.
The Child Health Investment Partnership says the money pays for everything from routine shots to HIV treatment for poverty-stricken children.
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