A group call the "Army for the Liberation of Islamic Shrines" is claiming responsibility for the bombing of Two U-S Embassies.
But officials aren't sure if it's credible.
The death toll in the bombings of is at least 107.
And officials say at least 22-hundred people have been injured.
But both figures could rise as rescue crews continue to dig through the debris.
Victims of the blasts can be heard crying for help from under the mounds of concrete.
[IN Q=they actually]
((THEY ACTUALLY ARE TALKING. THERE ARE SOME WHO ARE TALKING FROM THE TOILETS. AT LEAST TWO PEOPLE ARE STILL ALIVE ONE OF THEM WAS ALIVE UNTIL WE REACH HIM. HE WAS DEAD WHEN WE REACH HIM. BUT WE WERE TALKING TO HIM UNTIL WE REACH HIM.))
[OUT Q=UNTIL WE REACH HIM <>]
FBI agents and bomb examiners are arriving in Kenya and Tanzania to help with the investigation.
U-S officials insist there was no specific warning the embassies would be bombed.
Virginians are headed to Africa to search for survivers.
Task Force One is one of only two urban search and rescue teams in America prepared for duty overseas.
The Fairfax County based team is headed to Kenya.
[IN Q=I know that there]
((I KNOW THAT THERE ARE PLACES THAT AREN'T AS LUCKY AS WE ARE AND HAVE THE TYPE OF LIFESTYLE OR EVEN HAVE THE CAPABITILIES THAT WE DO TO TAKE CARE OF THINGS IF SOMETHING HAPPENS))
[OUT Q=SOMETHING HAPPENS]
Four search dogs and 55-thousand pounds of equipment will travel with the team.
Salem police say they've found the person responsible for five fires at the Willow River Apartments
Residents were panicking yesterday afternoon after three fires broke out.
Police say the person who set those fires is a juvenile who lived in the Willow River complex.
Police also said the same person is responsible for two fires that started last week in the same complex.
Since then, residents had been worried about their safety.
[SOT 26:44 tc]
[IN Q=it's not]
((DEB SCHAFFER/WILLOW RIVER RESIDENT: IT'S NOT A JOKE, IT'S NOT AN ACCIDENT. SOMEBODY NEEDS TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF IT. I KNOW THEY'RE TRYING BUT IN THE MEANTIME SOMEONE NEEDS TO PROTECT THE REST OF US THAT ARE HERE.))
[SUPER=01-Deb Schaffer/Willow River Resident;]
[OUT Q=THAT ARE HERE]
Police say everything should be O-K now that the person responsible has been arrested.
A seven-hour manhunt last night led police deep into the woods of Botetourt County.
That's where they found Robert Bentley Newberry...
An inmate who had escaped from a work gang.
Scott Goldberg was there when the police got their man.
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Superintendent J.D. Terry/Botetourt Correctional Unit; :37]
[OUT Q=News-7 Botetourt Co.]
(( It was almost nine thirty when police found who they were looking for:
31-year-old Robert Bentley Newberry.
He is serving a 19-year sentence for breaking and entering and grand larceny.
But Newberry tried to cut that sentence short.
Thursday afternoon he and 10 other inmates were on work detail, clearing brush in a heavily wooded area near the Botetourt Correctional Unit.
When an armed guard turned his back, Newberry made a run for it.
[natsound of police helicopter]
Police surrounded the area, using helicopters to try to find Newberry somewhere in the dense woods.
By the time the sun went down, they still hadn't found him.
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[IN Q=YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT]
((SUPERINTENDENT JD TERRY/BOTETOURT CORRECTIONAL UNIT: YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT A HEAVILY WOODED AREA, SO THAT'S GOING TO DETER ANYONE FROM MOVING AT A FAST RATE.))
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[IN Q=SIX FOOT THREE]
((natsound of police checking car: SIX FOOT THREE, 175 POUNDS, SHORT BROWN HAIR.))
[OUT Q=SHORT BROWN HAIR]
Police stopped everyone who drove by, warning them to be careful.
Even though Newberry was not considered dangerous, he was a felon on the run.
He eventually broke into a campsite, stole some clothes, and then police found him walking along the side of a road.
[SOT 19:54 claris inmate tape]
[IN Q=I THINK EVERYBODY]
((JD TERRY: I THINK EVERYBODY DID A FANTASTIC JOB...CORRECTIONS PEOPLE.))
[OUT Q=CORRECTIONS PEOPLE.]
[SOT standup -- 1:16:35, watts #1]
((SCOTT GOLDBERG/REPORTER: NEWBERRY NOW FACES ARRAIGNMENT ON ESCAPE CHARGES. IF HE'S CONVICTED, HIS DESPERATE RUN FOR FREEDOM COULD GIVE HIM ANOTHER FIVE YEARS IN THE PENITENTIARY. SCOTT GOLDBERG, NEWS-7, BOTETOURT COUNTY.))
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In Britain, an old stone is shedding new light on an ancient mystery.
It's a heroic tale of a king, his knights, their quest for the holy grail aned a round table.
Has Camelot been unearthed?
Kimberly Dozier has more.
[SUPER=03-Cornwall, England; :00]
[SUPER=01-Prof. Chris Norris/Glasgow University; :23]
[SUPER=01-Geoffrey Wainright/Archeologist; :41]
[SUPER=01-Kimberly Dozier/Reporting; 1:00]
[OUT Q=CBS News, London]
Sampling or counting?
Lawyers haggled over the question yesterday in Roanoke federal court.
The outcome of the argument could have long-term effects-- how we're represented in Congress and how billions of federal dollars are parceled out.
Keith Humphry has more on the court challenge to the 2000-census.
[SUPER=01-Brian Currey/Atty. Representing Los Angeles; :14]
[SUPER=01-Matthew Glavin/S.E. Legal Foundation; :32]
[SUPER=01-Mike Carvin/Plaintiff's Attorney; 1:08]
[OUT Q=counting the people]
(( The debate took place in ROANOKE... before a panel of three federal judges.
Attorneys argued over the intent of the Founding Fathers, citing the words of James Madison, George Mason, Peyton Randolph.
[IN Q=It is appropriate]
((IT IS APPROPRIATE THAT THIS BE ARGUED IN VIRGINIA, BECAUSE SO MANY VIRGINIANS WERE INVOLVED IN THE CONSTITUTIONAL DEBATE THAT IS AT ISSUE HERE.))
[OUT Q=at issue here.]
It all comes down to ONE word in the Constitution:
It calls for the "actual enumeration" of citizens... leaving it up to Congress to define HOW it's done.
[IN Q=It doesn't say]
((IT DOESN'T SAY TRHAT WE CAN GUESS. IT DOESN'T SAY THAT WE CAN SAMPLE. IT DOESN'T SAY THAT WE CAN PROJECT. IT SAYS ACTUAL "ENUMERATION" BY COUNTING.))
[OUT Q=enumeration by counting.]
Several cities and states have come to the defense of the Clinton Administration and its plan to use statistical estimates.
They say it's tough to count every last person in the country.
A lot of people ignore the census, don't trust the government or just don't want to be counted.
What might look like an UNoccupied dwelling may house a number of people.
[IN Q=So it is inevitably]
((SO IT IS INEVITABLY A GUESS. IT IS INEVITABLY AN ESTIMATE, ALWAYS WILL BE.))
[OUT Q=always will be.]
[IN Q=That's the difference]
((THAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A POLL AND AN ELECTION. A POLL IS AN ESTIMATE. AN ELECTION IS A COUNT. WE THINK WE SHOULD KEEP COUNTING THE PEOPLE. ))
[OUT Q=counting the people.]))
The judges' ruling here will undoubtedly be appealed to the U-S Supreme Court.
The family of a child killed in a Roanoke County school bus accident has settled a wrongful death claim against the school board.
The agreement calls for the board's insurance company to pay 125-thousand-dollars in the death of Shayla Worley.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./March, 1995]
Three years ago, a school bus ran over the kindergarten student in front of her home in Vinton.
The family brought an 8-million dollar lawsuit against the bus driver and the county,.
But before going to trial, they agreed to mediation.
And that produced this settlement.
The county's attorney also says the school board settled so the other children on the bus wouldn't have to go through a trial.
Bad guys in Lynchburg better watch out.. not only are the eyes of the law on you, they're also recording your every move.
Lynchburg police today unveiled five new video cameras that have been installed in the department's patrol cars.
The cameras offer a color picture with zoom capabilities.
Authorities say they'll be a big help in all kinds of situations-- from traffic stops to criminal investigations.
[IN Q=This will]
((COL. CHARLES BENNETT/LYNCHBURG POLICE CHIEF: THIS WILL, I THINK, BE INSTRUMENTAL IN HELPING PRESENT BETTER CASES IN COURT AND ALSO GAINING CERTAIN INTELLIGENCE INFORMATION THAT WILL BE USEFUL IN OUR EFFORT TO KEEP THE COMMUNITY SAFE.))
[SUPER=01-Col. Charles Bennett/Lynchburg Police Chief; :00]
[OUT Q=the community safe.]
The cameras cost about 20- thousand dollars each.
A grant from the Department of Criminal Justice Services paid for them.
The Atlanta Braves blank the Giants five to nothing.
[SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA/Fox-Sports Bay Area;]
And San Francisco tried to bring out their secret weapon, a black kitten, but the bad luck was on them.
Chipper Jones would show he's not superstitious with this first inning home run over the left field wall.
The bad luck continues for the Giants as Jeff Kent can't handle Javier Lopez's grounder, Andres Galarraga scores.
Glavine tossed the Braves' second straight three-hit shutout to lead them to their 12th victory in 16 games. and his 15th on the season.
The Orioles picked up a road win behind the bat of Brady Anderson. This line drive double down the first base line brings home a run.
Harold Baines provides some fireworks with this blast over the right field wall to finish with five
Brady Anderson finds the same spot and Baltimore beats Minnesota 16 to 9.
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(toss to ANDREW for Diner)
This week we head to Botetourt County--
Cheryl Clifton is cooking a dessert perfect for peanut butter lovers.
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[OUT Q=Thank you]
[Dissolve to Chyron 7153]
If you drop in a self-addressed, stamped envelope, we'll send you this recipe.
You can see the address there on the screen. You can also check out our web site under the weekend mornings section.
And, don't forget if you'd like to cook your family recipe on the weekend diner, send in a note with your recipe, name, address and phone number.
[ANCHOR=Denise 2 shot]
Here's a look at today's top stories.
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Police have arrested the person they believe is responsible for a string of fires at the Willow River Apartment Complex in Salem.
A total of five fires have been set over the past few weeks.
Police say that a juvenile who lives at Willow River is responsible.
Police caught an escaped prisoner in Botetourt County after a seven hour manhunt last night.
31 year old Robert Bentley Newberry escaped from a work detail by running into a heavily wooded area.
Newberry now faces arraignment on escape charges which could add five more years to his sentence.
Attornies were in Roanoke Federal Court yesterday debating how we should count the population in the 2-thousand census.
The Clinton Administration plans to use statistical estimates.
Opponents of that plan say the Constitution calls for an actual head count.
And that's what's making news on this Saturday August Eighth.
We'll be back in just a minute.
A group called the "Army for the Liberation of Islamic Shrines" is claiming responsibility for yesterday bombings of two U-S Embassies.
But officials aren't sure it's credible.
The death toll and injury count continue in Kenya and Tanzania.
At last count, more than 100 are dead, eight of them Americans and more than 22-hundred others injured.
One of the victims of yesterday's bombing was a 27 year old Army Sergeant from Missouri.
Kenneth Hobson the second was stationed at the U-S Embassy in Kenya.
Hobson's father says he was worried when his son went off to the Persian Gulf War, but he thought it was safer in Africa.
[IN Q=we worked]
((KENNETH HOBSON/FATHER OF BOMBING VICTIM: WE WORKED VERY HARD TO GET EMBASSY DUTY. HE WANTED TO BE AN AMBASSADOR LATER ON. HE WORKER EXTREMELY HARD. THAT'S WHAT HE WANTED.))
[SUPER=01-Kenneth Hobson/Father of Bombing Victim;]
[OUT Q=what he wanted]
Sergeant Hobson is survived by his two-year old daughter and his wife, both of whom lived with him in Kenya.
President Clinton vows to find and punish the people responsible.
A Stuart woman died yesterday afternoon in a single car accident in Patrick County.
According to W-H-E-O radio, the accident happened around one o-clock on Johnson Street in Stuart.
81-year old Ella Mae Hairston's car drifted off the left side of the road and hit a cement culvert.
She died at the scene.
A Franklin County family is mourning the death of their infant girl.
Her father has been charged with murder -- but relatives lay the blame squarely at the feet of a Franklin County judge.
Tina Tenret has more.
[IN Q=The baby's mother]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Linda Wills/Baby's Mother; :20]
[SUPER=01-Joyce Dickens/Baby's Grandmother; :36]
[SUPER=01-Brenda Bloomer/Baby's Aunt; :48]
[OUT Q=NEws7 Franklin County]
(( 11-month-old Olivia Forrest was killed last weekend in Virginia Beach.
The medical examiner says she died of acute head injuries and strangulation.
Her father Richard Forrest is charged with murder.
A substitute judge gave him custody of the baby only three months ago.
[IN Q=He didn't know]
((LINDA WILLS/BABY'S MOTHER: HE DON'T KNOW TO TAKE CARE OF A KID, HOW TO LOVE AND PLAY WITH IT. WHEN WE HAD HER WE LOVED ON HER AND WE TOOK CARE OF HER. SHE HAD A GOOD TIME WHEN SHE WAS HERE.))
[OUT Q=she was here]
The baby's grandmother had been raising her.
But Richard Forrest challenged that.
[IN Q=I didn't]
((JOYCE DICKENS/BABY'S GRANDMOTHER: I DIDN'T HAVE NO RIGHTS. BECAUSE I'M JUST A MATERNAL GRANDPARENT.))
[OUT Q=MATERNAL GRANDPARENT]
Relatives say substitute judge Ellen Weinman should have investigated the case more closely.
[IN Q=If she had]
((BRENDA BLOOMER/BABY'S AUNT: IF SHE HAD LOOKED BACK ON MY MOM TAKING CARE OF THE CHILD, THEY WOULDA SEEN SHE WAS HEALTHY WHEN SHE WENT TO THE DOCTOR. SHE WAS PROGRESSING. SHE WAS BIG. SHE WAS HAPPY. THEY WOULD HAVE ALSO SEEN HE NEVER CAME HARDLY AND GOT HER.))
[OUT Q=GOT HER]
The baby's mother still arranges the toys and tucks in the blanket.
Judge David Melesco recently refused custody to her until she could prove she had a stable home and job.
[IN Q=Both Judge Melesco]
((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: BOTH JUDGE MELESCO AND JUDGE WEINMAN ARE ON VACATION AND COULD NOT COMMENT ON THE CASE. THE BABY'S FUNERAL IS SCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY. TINA TENRET NEWS7 FRANKLIN COUNTY.))
[OUT Q=Franklin County]))
Capital murder suspect Emmett Cressell, Junior made his most recent court appearance, yesterday afternoon.
Cressell is accused of burning and beheading a black man at a drinking party in Grayson County, last summer.
His attorneys and private investigator attended yesterday's motions hearing--
They hope to limit the number of uniformed officers in the courtroom once Cressell goes on trial in late October.
[IN Q=We are ]
((JEFF DORSEY/CRESSELL'S ATTORNEY:WE ARE SIMPLY CONCERNED AS WE ARE IN ANY CASE ABOUT THE APPEARANCE THAT THE DEFENDANT IS UNUSUALLY DANGEROUS OR UNUSUALLY VIOLENT. ))
[SUPER=01-Jeff Dorsey/Cressell's Attorney; :00]
[OUT Q=unusually violent.]
Co-defendant Louis Ceparano has already been sentenced to life in prison for his role in the crime.
Cressell's attorneys want to have a shirt apparently worn by Ceparano the night of the murder analyzed to determine the pattern of blood on it.
It's a request the prosecutor agreed to in court yesterday.
Some would- be bargain hunters walked away disappointed from a real estate auction in Nelson County yesterday.
500 acres of undeveloped land near the Wintergreen Resort were on the block as part of a foreclosure sale against the Wintergreen Development Company.
Wachovia Bank ended up taking control of all the property for about two- point- three million dollars.
[IN Q=This represents]
((RUSSELL OTIS/W'GREEN PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOC'N: THIS REPRESENTS ONLY EIGHT PERCENT OF THE OVERALL PROJECT. WE'RE REALLY AT THE TAIL END OF THINGS HERE AND THE 92 PERCENT THAT'S THERE IS PRETTY SPECTACULAR AND SOMETHING TO BE PROUD OF. IF WE COULD IN ANY WAY STATE SOMETHING CLEARLY, THAT THE RESORT AND THE PROPERTY ASSOCIATION ARE BOTH QUITE HEALTHY AND DOING BUSINESS EVERY DAY.))
[SUPER=01-Russell Otis/Wintergreen Prop. Owners Assn.; :00]
[OUT Q=business every day.]
Wintergreen Development says the real estate market dried up after the company lost a lawsuit to a couple whose home was damaged in a landslide.
The combination of two great actors can often spell success for a movie.
In "The Negotiator," those actors are Samuel-L-Jackson and Kevin Spacey.
Here's Anna Wentworth.
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[IN Q=The negotiator]
[SUPER=18-Anna Wentworth; :00]
[SUPER=18-"The Negotiator"; :07]
[SUPER=18-Anna's Grade - "B"; 1:07]
[OUT Q=makes this work]
(([Anna on Camera 26:29 Playback]
"The Negotiator" is an intense cop drama the for the genre is pretty intellegent.
[VO/NAT Clip Tape 31:33]
Samuel L. Jackson is Danny Roman, a police lieutenant whose specialty is negotiating hostage situations. When Danny's partner and friend Nate is murdered, all the evidence points to Danny. Everyone-- his friends, his colleagues, his boss-- all believe the worst and turn against him. Desperate to be believed, Danny takes the head of Internal Affairs (the late J.T. Walsh) and several others hostage and vows to kill them if demands are not met. These demands include an investigation of Nate's murder
[vo/Nat Clips 33:02]
and that hostage negotiator Chris Sabean (Kevin Spacey) be called in to negotiate the situation. This sets up a mental game between the two masters of negotiation with a number of lives at stake.
[IN Q=Let Me tell]
[OUT Q=now we're gettin somewhere]
[Annna on Camera]
"The Negotiator" gets a B. Good work by Jackson and Spacey makes this work.))
More than the usual number of trucks are stopping at Lee Hi Travel Plaza just north of Lexington.
The First Annual Lee Hi Truck Rodeo and Jamboree is in full swing, with nearly fifty working and vintage trucks entered into the beauty pageant, and many other great family activities.
They're racing wheel-barrels and eating free bar-b-que, and lining up to hear the bands that play each night.
All the fun, however, is for a very good cause.
[IN Q=All entry fees TCR 02:53:24]
[SUPER=01-Bobby Berkstresser/Lee Hi Travel Plaza;]
[OUT Q=$5,000 first year TCR 02:53:40]
The Rodeo will finish up today, with the judging of the truck beauty contest and tethered balloon rides.
Nestled along the Blue Ridge Parkway is a family-owned winery that's about to get bigger.
In this week's "Time Off" segment, you can't have a TASTE, but you can come along for a TOUR of Chateau Morrisette.
Here's Kimberly McBroom.
[IN Q=The Morrisette family]
[SUPER=03-Floyd Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-David Morrisette/Chateau Morrisette Owner; :10]
[SUPER=01-Bob Burgin/Winery Vice President; 1:23]
[SUPER=01-Loretta Williams/Visitor; 1:42]
[OUT Q=News 7, Floyd County]
(( The Morrisette family started the winery in the late 1970s.
They began commercially bottling the vintage in 1982.
((DAVID MORRISETTE/CHATEAU MORRISETTE OWNER: WE STARTED MAKING WINE IN FIVE- GALLON JUGS. WE JOKINGLY CALL THIS A HOBBY THAT EXTENSIVELY GOT OUT OF HAND. ))
That HOBBY now yields 75- THOUSAND gallons of wine a year.
But that number is expected to triple by the year 2000.
A NEW winery and larger retail area is under construction.
Morrisette says the structure ITSELF is notable because it's the largest salvaged timber frame building in the world.
The new winery should be up and running in about three weeks, when the grapes are ready.
Meanwhile, visitors can get a tour of the CURRENT winery daily for a dollar a person.
[SOT 12:21:34 PLEASE B-ROLL WITH BOTTLING STUFF]
((DAVID MORRISETTE/CHATEAU MORRISETTE OWNER: THEY GET A TOUR OF THE WINERY. THEY'RE SHOWN HOW WE CRUSH THE GRAPES AND HOW THE WINE'S MADE, HOW IT'S BOTTLED. AND AND IF WE'RE CRUSHING GRAPES OR BOTTLING WINE, THEY CAN WATCH THAT PROCESS.
AND THEN THEY GO INTO THE TASTING ROOM AND TASTE THE WINES AND WE NORMALLY HAVE ABOUT 10 DIFFERENT WINES THEY CAN TASTE.))
From harvesting to bottling, the process can take as little as seven months for a fruity, white wine to as long as two YEARS for some red wines.
And you don't have to be a connoisseur to enjoy the tastes of Chateau Morrisette.
[SOT 11:34:00 ]
((BOB BURGIN/WINERY VICE PRESIDENT: THEY DON'T NEED TO WORRY ABOUT KNOWING EVERYTHING THEY NEED TO ABOUT A WINE. THEY JUST NEED TO KNOW HOW TO GET THE CORK OUT OF THE BOTTLE AND HOW TO SELECT A WINE THEY LIKE TO DRINK.))
Chateau Morrisette has 10 different wines to choose from-- with names inspired by their beloved pooches, like Black Dog.
((LORETTA WILLIAMS/VISITOR: I THINK THE NAMES ARE FUNNY. WE GOT A KICK OUT OF THE BLACK DOG BLANC. AND, IN FACT, WE WERE LOOKING AT THE LIST A WHILE AGO AND I SAID, "I SEE THEY'VE CHANGED THE BLUE" AND IT SAID "OUR DOG BLUE" INSTEAD OF "BLACK DOG BLUE."))
But what's good wine without good food?
The Chateau Morrisette restaurant offers lunch on Wednesday through Sundays, dinner Friday and Saturday evenings.
And you can walk off your meal in the winery's scenic gardens.
[SOT stand up tape 12:36:11]
((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: ON THE SECOND SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH FROM JUNE THROUGH OCTOBER IS THE BLACK DOG JAZZ FESTIVAL, WHERE YOU CAN ENJOY WINE TASTING, WINERY TOURS, AND LIVE MUSIC. IN FACT, THERE'S ONE TODAY FROM NOON UNTIL FIVE. KIMBERLY MCBROOM, NEWS 7, FLOYD COUNTY.))
Finally this morning, Did you see the new arrangement of an old music tradition.
Musicians from around the country have converged on Galax for the city's 63rd annual fiddler's convention.
It's a place for musicians to meet others who enjoy playing...
It also gives visitors a chance to enjoy the sweet sound of old time country music.
[IN Q=Just the ]
((BILLY WAYNE DUDLEY/FRANKLIN CO. MUSICIAN: JUST THE PEOPLE, AND THE JUST THE ATMOSPHERE AND EVERYTHING, IT'S JUST A WAY OF HAVING A GOOD TIME, IT'S A WONDERFUL PLACE TO BE. ))
[SUPER=01-Billy Wayne Dudley/Franklin Co. Musician; :00]
[OUT Q=to be.]
The fiddler's convention actually got underway earlier this year to give more musicians a chance to show off their talent.
The tunes wind up tonight.