A school for troubled boys is forced to close in Botetourt County.
And the Dominican Republic is feeling the wrath of Georges after it pummeled Puerto Rico.
News 7 at noon is next.
A Botetourt County school for troubled boys is being shut down.
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./File Tape;]
The Wilderness Leadership Academy has failed state Education Department standards, so it must close within eight days.
Inspectors told the school's headmaster, Colonel Gene Nervo, to clean up last March -- saying there is NO evidence the school provides protection, guidance or supervision to its young residents.
They point to missing mattresses and dirty sheets, leaking bathrooms, and unclean kitchens.
Education department officials also say Nervo did not tell them the Sheriff's Department was called to control the students -- and he waited a day to tell them a teacher hit a student.
That teacher was fired.
Nervo told News7 in April he was fixing the problems -- but he was unavailable for comment this morning.
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The Home Depot rezoning will be back before the Roanoke County Supervisors tonight.... A majority of the board is expected to vote for another reconsideration of the issue.
The dispute has raged since the board rezoned property near Cave Spring Corner for the home improvement store.
This morning, listeners of Roanoke radio station WFIR... heard a preview of tonight's debate.
[IN Q=I think there is a large silent majority]
((I THINK THERE'S A LARGE SILENT MAJORITY OF PEOPLE THAT WOULD TRULY LOVE TO SEE THIS TYPE OF BUSINESS HERE.))
((THESE CITIZENS OVER THERE, I DON'T THINK HAVE BEEN TREATED QUITE FAIRLY. I THINK THEY'VE BEEN HOO-DOOED.))
[SUPER=01-Ron Adkins/Home Depot Supporter;]
[OUT Q=I think they've been hoo-dooed.]
The supervisors have scheduled an hour for public comments on the proposal tonight, but they're planning a full public hearing before a final vote in a couple of weeks.
A Covington football player who was kicked off the team during a disagreement with the coach will be able to play again soon.
A statement by principal John Clemmer says Antonio Hill has apologized to the coach and the team, and will be reinstated after a one game suspension.
Clemmer says the coach and the school did nothing wrong, and the entire incident should have been handled privately.
He criticized community members for their involvement in the matter, saying "The actions and statements of those who meddled caused harm to the school, the athletic program, the Cougars football team, Coach Morton, and Antonio Hill."
Hill's mother also released a statement saying that, while the school has NOT acknowleged any wrong doing, the fact that Antonio is now back on the team proves the original punishment did not fit the crime.
The lawyer for condemned murderer Kenneth Manuel Stewart wants medical testing for his client.
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Stewart's attorney asked Governor Gilmore to order a brain scan.
He hopes to find out if Stewart could have had an epileptic seizure when he killed his wife and son on Mother's Day, 19-91.
Stewart is scheduled to die tomorrow night in the electric chair.
Governor Gilmore is considering a petition for clemency.
One day after the unprecedented broadcast of his grand jury testimony, President Clinton's turns his attention to Asia.
Mr. Clinton is meeting with Japan's prime minister in New York.
Meantime, White House sources say the president may appear before the the House Judiciary Committee before its members decide whether to hold an impeachment inquiry.
Maureen Maher reports.
[SUPER=01-Ann Lewis/White House Comm. Director; :20]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Newt Gingrich/(R) Speaker Of The House; :35]
[SUPER=01-Maureen Maher/Reporting; 1:05]
[OUT Q=Maher, CBS News, Washington]
((AFTER WEEKS OF CONGRESSIONAL HOPE THE BROADCAST OF
PRESIDENT CLINTON'S FOUR HOURS OF TAPED TESTIMONY IN FRONT
OF THE MONICA LEWINSKY GRAND JURY SEEMED ALMOST ANTI-CLIMACTIC.
(NAT SOT FROM TAPE)
IF ANYTHING THE TAPE SEEMED TO REINFORCE EXISTING OPINION.
FROM THE WHITE HOUSE ...
SOT: ANN LEWIS: WHITE HOUSE COMMUNICATIONS DIR:
(approx) it confirmed it doesn't come close to grounds for removal
...TO THE REPUBLICANS
SOT: REP. NEWT GINGRICH/SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE/R-GA
EVEN PUBLIC OPINION DIDN'T SEEM TO CHANGE MUCH. IN A CBS NEWS
POLL OF PEOPLE WHO WATCHED THE TAPES--- THE
NUMBERS OF THOSE WHO THOUGHT CONGRESS SHOULD BEGIN
IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS...ONLY FLUCTUATED A FEW PERCENTAGE
POINTS AFTER THE TESTIMONY WAS RELEASED.
ONLY THE PRESIDENT'S APPROVAL RATING CHANGED
SIGNIFICANTLY...JUMPING FROM 59% TO 68%.
(THE WHITE HOUSE WILL REMAIN UNDER FIRE.... IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS, ETC.)
MAUREEN MAHER, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))
The Domican Republic is beginning to feel the effects of Hurricane Georges this afternoon.
[SUPER=03-San Juan, Puerto Rico;]
Puerto Rico has been devastated by the storm -- and is still being hit.
At least six deaths are blamed on the storm that's packing winds of 110 miles an hour.
Most of the islands 4 million residents are without water and electricity.
And they're taking no chances in Florida.
Tourists are being urged to leave Key West.
A hurricane watch could be posted for the Keys and other parts
of South Florida today.
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A former Richmond mayor is in legal hot water.
That story is still ahead on News-Seven at Noon.
And traffic grinds to a halt in France-- all for a good cause.
We'll find out what that cause is in a few minutes.
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A ten year old child charged with setting fire to an apartment at the Willow River complex has been found NOT guilty.
The judge suspected the youngster had something to do with the fire, but ruled there was insufficient evidence to convict the child on criminal charges.
A Salem detective testified that the ten year old admitted to him on the day of the August 7th fire that he had set the fire.
But when the soft-spoken youngster took the witnness stand, he said --Quote--"I had nothing to do with any of the fires".
The boy said he lied about starting the fire out of fear that the officer would not let him go home unless he told police what they wanted to hear.
Prosecutor Fred King acknowledges that the court determined the case was not proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
((FRED KING/SALEM COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; WHETHER OR NOT WE'RE STILL SATISFIED THAT WE HAVE THE RIGHT PERSON ON THAT PARTICULAR CASE AND THEREFORE THERE IS NO ONE ELSE TO CHARGE, UNLESS ALL OF A SUDDEN SOME DRASTIC REVALATIONS COME ABOUT, I'D SAY THE POLICE DEPARTMENT IS PRETTY SATISFIED AND WE'RE PRETTY SATISFIED THAT THE PROPER PERSON WAS CHARGED IN THAT FIRE. JUST MEANS THEY WERE FOUND NOT GUILTY.))
[SUPER=01-Fred King/Salem Commonwealth's Attorney;]
[OUT Q=FOUND NOT GUILTY.]
King says since the last big fire, there have been no other fires at the apartment complex.
The child on trial yesterday did give the names of other youngsters that he said were involved in setting the fires at the complex.
King says none of those other "Firebugs" has been arrested or has had charges pressed against them.
A Roanoke man says he killed his three-year-old son so the boy didn't suffer.
Kelvin Vaughn pleaded guilty to murder yesterday.
After a standoff with police at his ex-girlfriend's apartment last March -- Vaughn fired two shots at police, wounding one officer.
Then he killed his toddler son as the boy slept in bed.
Vaughn signed a plea agreement to avoid facing a jury.
[IN Q=I think ultimately]
((BILL CLEAVELAND/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: I THINK ULTIMATELY IT WAS THE DEATH OF THIS YOUNG CHILD THAT WAS GOING TO PREVAIL DURING THIS WHOLE CASE. AND NOTHING WOULD HAVE SWAYED A JURY IN CONSIDERING ANY MITIGATING FACTORS WHEN CONSIDERING THE DEATH OF THIS LITTLE BOY.))
((FRED KING/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: LET'S WAIT AND SEE WHAT THE JUDGE DOES BEFORE WE SAY HE'S GETTING OFF EASY. KELVIN VAUGHN WILL NOT BE WALKING THE STREETS FOR A VERY VERY LONG TIME. IF EVER.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Cleaveland/Defense Attorney;]
[SUPER=01-Fred King/Salem Commonwealth's Attorney; :16]
[OUT Q=if ever]
Vaughn entered an Alford Plea on charges he tried to murder the police officers.
He says he was not trying to kill the police officers but admits there's enough evidence to convict him.
He will be sentenced on November 24th.
A former Richmond mayor -- and current City Council member in that city -- faces 14 federal criminal counts.
Leonidas (lee-uh-NYE-das) Young was mayor from 1994 to '96.
He is pastor of Richmond's Fourth Baptist Church.
A federal grand jury indicted him yesterday on charges that include bank fraud, money laundering, and racketeering.
Young's attorney vigorously denies the charges.
The Greene County judge who ordered the paternity test that uncovered a story of switched babies at U-V-A offered another twist yesterday.
Judge Frank Somerville told Paula Johnson she could keep Callie Marie for now -- only because the families of Whitney Rogers and Kevin Chittum have NOT asked for custody.
But the judge refused to order Carlton Conley to pay support for Callie -- because she's NOT his child either.
Johnson and Conley signed a VOLUNTARY 75-dollar a week support agreement on a reporter's notebook after yesterday's non-traditional hearing.
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Local N-double-A-C-P and National Organization for Women chapters are joining forces.
That story is up in just a moment.
And this college student from Christainsburg is gaining world-wide attention-- for being a groundbreaking feminist-- when News-7 at Noon continues.
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The French are giving up their cars, at least for the day.
It's called the "Day Without Cars," a campaign aimed at reducing pollution.
Thirty-five French cities have blocked off areas for traffic to force commuters to take public transit.
Paris has been a bit of a holdout, however, even though hundreds of bicycles were offered free of charge to motorists.
Only 30 miles of 960 miles of streets in Paris are blocked to regular traffic.
The N-Double A-C-P and the National Organization for Women say they're forming a partnership in the Roanoke Valley.
The groups say they intend to fight discrimination of all kinds... even when it goes beyond their traditional constituencies.
[IN Q=Of course our focus]
((ALLISON MIESEN/ROANOKE VALLEY NOW: OF COURSE OUR FOCUS IS WOMEN'S RIGHTS, BUT A LOT OF THE VICTIMS OF DISCRIMINATION ARE WOMEN. A LOT OF THEM ARE WOMEN OF COLOR, SO THE PARTNERSHIP HERE JUST SEEMED LIKE A NATURAL THING.))
((MARTIN JEFFREY/ROANOKE NAACP: WELL, I THINK THE NAACP IS GROWING UP. WE'RE GROWING UP AND GROWING OUT, AND I THINK THAT'S WHAT WE HAVE TO DO.))
[SUPER=01-Allison Miesen/Roanoke Valley NOW;]
[SUPER=01-Martin Jeffrey/Roanoke NAACP;]
[OUT Q=that's what we have to do.]
The groups highlighted the discrimination complaints of Pat Puryear (per-YEAR), a
28-year veteran of the Roanoke County Real Estate Assessment Office, and Edwin Compton a 12-year employee of the Roanoke Valley Resource Authority.
Both Roanoke County and the Resource Authority say they do not condone discrimination in any form.
Why's a college student from Christiansburg attracting international media attention?
Ellen Qualls caught up with southwest Virginia's hottest feminist back at school.
[IN Q=20 year old]
[SUPER=01-Gabriel Hudson/Feminist; :08]
[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Williamsburg.]
(( 20- year old Gabriel Hudson is the new co-coordinator of the Feminist Student Organization at the College of William and Mary.
[sot tape one 11:28:49]
((GABRIEL HUDSON/FEMINIST: AS FAR AS TEASING, MAYBE LIKE SOME GUY FRIENDS WILL BE LIKE "HERE COMES GABRIEL. HIDE THE PLAYBOY.))
He stresses he wouldn't do it if he didn't share the top spot with a woman.
[sot tape one 11:25:53]
((GABRIEL HUDSON/FEMINIST: AND I GUESS THAT IS A LEADERSHIP ROLE. BUT IT'S NOT SOME SORT OF AUTHORITATIVE ROLE TO WHERE YOU KNOW WHERE I TELL THE WOMEN WHAT TO DO OR I'M LEADING THE WOMEN TO EQUALITY.))
[sot tape one 11:26:48]
((GABRIEL HUDSON/FEMINIST: THERE'S A SAYING THAT I SEE ON BUMPER STICKERS AROUND HERE THAT IF YOU'RE NOT OUTRAGED YOU'RE NOT AWARE. AND I THINK OF MYSELF AS PRETTY AWARE. AND SO I'M PRETTY UPSET ABOUT THE PHENOMENON OF RAPE ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES. THE PHENOMENON OF EATING DISORDERS ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES. THE PAY INEQUITY.))
Gabriel Hudson's outrage is starting to attract the attention of morning show radio DJs in DC and Canadian TV producers...
[sot tape one 11:30:00]
((GABRIEL HUDSON/FEMINIST: HA HA! WHAT IS THIS? IT COMPLETELY BOGGLES ME. I WAS SO SURPRISED. YESTERDAY I CAME HOME AND I HAD I THINK THREE OR FOUR DIFFERENT NEWS SOURCES CALLING ME. AND I THOUGHT "MY GOODNESS WHAT IS SO NOVEL? I'M JUST A GUY THAT DISAPPROVES OF RAPE."))
Gabriel did confess he's also a guy who joined a fraternity.
But he says it's a pretty eclectic group... one that heavily recruited a frat boy feminist from southwest Virginia into their already diverse ranks.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Williamsburg.))
On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was down 40-points.
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Still ahead in sports, the Orioles fall victim to the Rocket.
Plus, Neon Dei-on and the Cowboys run all over the Giants. We'll have Monday Night highlights, when News 7 at Noon continues.
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An autopsy has been performed on track and field superstar Florence Griffith Joyner.
But California officials say it will take a few days before the results are in.
The Olympic triple gold medalist & world record holder died yesterday in her sleep.
Flog Jo, as she was known, had a history of heart seizures.
And that is believed to be the cause of death.
((SHE WAS UNRESPONSIVE SHOWING NO SIGNS OF LIFE INDICATING SHE PASSED AWAY DURING THE NIGHT IN HER SLEEP.))
[SUPER=01-Hector Rivera/Orange Co. Sheriff;]
[OUT Q=during the night in her sleep]
Flo- Jo still holds the world records in the 100 & 200 meter dashes.
Since retiring, she had been designing and modeling clothes & working with children in sports programs.
Florence Griffith Joyner was 38.
[TAPE#=SP-14 tc 1:30:11]
Deion Sanders returned a punt and an interception for touchdowns as the Dallas Cowboys took on New York without the injured Troy Aikman.
[SUPER=03-East Rutherford, NJ/ABC Sports;]
The Cowboys wouldn't need Aikman.
New York stays within reach early, as Danny Kanell finds Amani Toomer for the 36 yard touchdown pass. The score is tied at seven.
Aikman substitute Jason Garrett finds Billy Davis. Davis goes 80 yards for the score and Dallas beats New York 31 to 7.
[TAPE#=SP-19 tc 1:19:59]
Virginia Tech grabbed the victory last week at Miami, but it came at a high price to the Hokies.
Starting Quarterback Al Clark is listed as doubtful for this Saturday's home game against Pittsburgh.
Clark suffered a sprained right foot. X-ray's taken Monday morning showed NO broken bones.
Since the Hokies have an open date after Saturday's game, coaches expect Clark will return for the Boston College game.
Redhirt sophomore, Dave Meyer will take over for Clark on Saturday.
Fullback Cullen Hawkins dislocated bones in his left foot. He'll be out four to six weeks.
Former Staunton River standout and red shirt freshman Jarrett Ferguson will fill that spot.
[SS=VA TEch Football]
Offensive lineman Josh Redding is out for six to eight weeks. He underwent arthroscopic knee surgery Monday to repair torn cartilage.
Junior College transfer, Joe Marchant, will take on those duties.[U-Hall]
Engineers are still trying to repair University Hall at U-V-A.
Structural reinforcements are being placed around the building to make sure it's safe when basketball season begins in November.
The arena's been closed since August when inspectors discovered that some of the building's tension rings had snapped.
[TAPE#=SP-17 tc 1:14:52]
Roger Clemens struck out fifteen Orioles last night, en route to his fifteenth straight win.
[SUPER=03-Toronto, Canada/Blue Jays-TSN;]
Cal Ripken was back in the lineup after sitting out Sunday's game and ending his streak at twenty-six hundred thirty-two games.
Clemens gets some help on offense. Here, Craig Grebeck hits the single to right, and Jose Cruz rounds the bases, jumps over the tag, misses the plate, then reaches back to tag the plate. He's safe and Toronto beats the Orioles three to one.
(-------------) Clemens is now a twenty- game- winner for the fourth time in his career.