Next on News 7-
A drowning tonight at Smith Mountain Lake- after a man falls into the water.
Investigators now know who bought two of the guns used in the Columbine shootings.
and the King of trumpets passes away in New Orleans.
Plus the chilly forecast.
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Investigators say this woman bought at least two of the guns used in the Columbine School Shootings.
The 18 year old was Dylan Klebold's girlfriend- Tonight she's hired a lawyer.
Bob McNamara has the latest from Littleton Colorado- one week after the school shootings that left 15 people dead.
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[SUPER=01-Sgt. Jim Parr/Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Dept; 31]
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((CBS News has learned Robyn Anderson.. a
friend of the two killers.. purchased two shotguns used in the killing spree from a Denver gun show five months ago..
Police say she has been cooperative and will be interviewed
As all the door locks were changed.. on the high school
where Columbine students wil finish the year...
There.. were more questions about why it seemed to take SWAT
teams.. an agonizingly long time to enter the school.. and end the
blood bath before so many students dies...
DAVIS "..THEY ALSO HAD BOMBS TO DEAL WITH .. THE SPRINKLER
SYSTEM WAS GOING, CIELING TILES WERE FALLING.. THE ALARMS WERE
SREEAMING.. THE STROBE LIGHTS WERE GOING ...BASICALLY ALL THE WORST
THINGS OUT OF A HORROR MOVIE..AND IN SOMETHING LIKE THAT YOU CANNOT
Again today.. there were student funerals...
Three more shooting victims.. remembered.. and laid to rest...
And to mark..the one week anniversary of the saddest of days here.. the Denver area fell silent....
The time..marked the exact minute.. the nightmare began. Bob McNamara, CBS News, Littleton, Colorado.))
New word tonight that authorities are focusing on three teenagers as possible co-conspirators in the shootings.
Authorities say the three may have planned to join the carnage.
The three wore camoflauge and were questioned shortly after the shoootings- but they have not been formally named as suspects.
The Columbine School Shootings are prompting tough new gun control proposals.
President Clinton says opposition to gun control is crazy.
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((WE'VE GOT TO GET OUT OF THIS CRAZY DENIAL THAT THIS WON'T MAKE A DIFFERENCE. JUST BECAUSE IT WON'T MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE DOESN'T MEAN IT WON'T MAKE A DIFFERENCE. IT WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE. APPLAUSE))
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Clinton proposed fifteen steps including establishing a nationwide purchasing limit of one handgun per month.
-raising the legal age for possessing a handgun from 18 to 21,
-requiring background checks to buy weapons at a gun show-
-and making adults criminally liable when a child gets a hold of a gun.
Republican leaders suggest it's overkill.
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((SEN. TRENT LOTT/R- MAJORITY LEADER; THERE ARE SOME THINGS WE CAN DO IN THAT AREA, BUT THE TYPICAL KNEE JERK REACTION: 'OH GOODNESS WE HAVE HAD A CRIME. THEREFORE WE NEED GUN CONTROL' THAT'S WHAT YOU GET IN WASHINGTON.))
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The fear sparked by last week's shooting is being felt close to home.
Two local students have been suspended for the rest of the school year after rumors kept over one hundred students away from Alleghany High School today.
Officials say the students have been charged with disruption to the education program.
Police say they were involved with promoting and creating threats.
Close to 200 students were either absent or left school early today, after rumors of an Internet "hit list."
Word of the list came about last night, and students say it has names of people who were going to be shot if they came to school today.
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((DR.MARTY LAUGHLIN/SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR: SO FAR, THROUGH ALL THE RUMORS AND ALL THE PHONE CALLS WE HAVEN'T FOUND ANYTHING. BUT WE ARE CONTINUING TO INTERVIEW STUDENTS AND DECIDE ON ANY ACTION THAT MAY BE TAKEN, MAY BE NEEDED.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Marty Laughlin/School Administrator]
[OUT Q=be needed.]
The sheriff and deputies searched the school and did not find anything.
An extra deputy will be placed at the school for the rest of the year.
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Some parents are questioning school officials' handling of a bomb threat at Hidden Valley Junior High school today.
A threatening note discovered on a bathroom wall sparked a thorough inspection of the school - it turned up nothing.
Children were allowed back into class, but some were NOT allowed to call home.
Out of order signs were placed on pay phones.
School officials say it was the best way to prevent chaos.
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(DAVID BLEVINS/PRINCIPAL: IT WAS PRETTY CHAOTIC. WE THOUGHT THAT GETTING STUDENTS BACK INTO CLASS AND SORT OF GETTING A
HANDLE ON WHERE PEOPLE WERE, WHERE THEY WERE SUPPOSE TO BE, WAS REAL IMPORTANT AT THAT TIME.)
[OUT Q=at that time.]
300 students did go home during the day. The school has called all parents to explain the incident.
The student accused of threatening to blow up Patrick Henry High School yesterday went before a juvenile court judge today.
The prosecutor asked the judge to revoke bond for
Jason Woodson, based on the fact that he called the teacher at home last night after he was released.
Woodson says the teacher, Leslie Cleveland lied. She refused to discuss the incident today, but school officials say the student communicated the threat to her directly.
Woodson says it took her an hour and a half to report it, so HE says she couldn't have been too concerned.
He also denies having said to Mrs. Cleveland anything to the effect of "you're not dead, yet?"...once classes resumed.
The judge set a June 2nd trial date.
Authorities want to make sure everyone's aware - bomb threats bring consequences for perpetrators.
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If you are 15 and over, it's a class 5 felony. It carries a sentence of one to ten years in prison, and a fine up to 25-hundred dollars.
For anyone 14 or under, it is a Class 1 misdemeanor. No jail time, but there is still a fine up to 25-hundred dollars.
A 57-year-old construction worker drowned at Smith Mountain Lake this afternoon.
Game wardens are NOT releasing his name until they notify all his relatives.
They say the man was working with someone else on a dock in the Lake Mount subdivision in Moneta, when he lost his balance and fell from the scaffolding into the water.
Wardens say the man could not swim, and he was dead when rescue workers found him more than an hour later.
Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey
We have a school delay to announce tonight.
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Halifax County Schools will be operating on a 2 hour delay tomorrow.
Students are asked to report 2 hours late. The staff is asked to report 1 hour late.
The school system is not giving a reason for the delay.
Should more people be allowed to play in your drinking water?
The future of Carvin's Cove, Roanoke's reservoir, was debated tonight.
Eric Earnhart is in the newsroom with more.
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Jean their are two plans on the table, one allows light recreational use around the lake...
The other would keep hikers, bikers and horseback riders at a distance.
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(( Tony Richbourg drives from Bedford to cast a line into the receding waters of Carvin's Cove...
He'd spend more time here, if there was MORE HERE.
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(( TONY RICHBOURG/SPORTSMAN A CAMPSITE, YOU COULD STAY HERE ALL NIGHT, CAMPFIRES, TENTS, RECREATIONAL PLACES))
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A Land Use Committee and Consultant team is trying to map out the future of the lake, this is one of their informational meetings.
They're learning there is a strong public desire for more recreational opportunities at the reservoir.
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(( KATHY FULLER; SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE IS AT THIS POINT OVERCROWDED AND DANGEROUS, I'M REALLY EXCITED BECAUSE IT'S CLOSE TO WHERE I LIVE..))
[OUT Q=to where I live]
Right now though, the immediate concern about Carvin's Cove is not what to do with it, but what's left of it, the reservoir looks more like a martian landscape than a lake, and the incoming flow of water has been reduced to a mere trickle.
It's a concern because low levels combined with increased recreation means people on the lakebed, leaving more contamination.
Engineers say water quality holds the final trump card in this contest.
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(( JIM TALIAN/ENGINEERING CONSULTANT; THAT'S WHY IT'S ALL HERE TO BEGIN WITH, AND NOW THERE ARE COMPETING USES FOR THE AREA, IT ALL HAS TO COME BACK TO WATER QUALITY, THAT'S THE BOTTOM LINE. ))
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Tony Richbourg says whatever happens, he wants to see his favorite fishing hole protected.
[IN Q=basically just leave]
(( BASICALLY JUST LEAVE IT THE WAY IT IS, THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT, THAT'S THE WAY IT SHOULD BE. ))
[OUT Q=way it should be]))
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There will be one more informational meeting before the committee begins drawing up its conclusions... that meeting has NOT been scheduled yet.
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The latest NATO attacks are reported as a massive onslaught-
A news agency reports NATO missiles have hit Yugoslav army barracks in a Belgrade suburb- Local authorities say at least 17 people were killed in a farming area.
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((THE NOOSE AROUND YUGOSLAVIA AS IT CONTINUES ITS INHUMANE POLICIES IN KOSOVO IS TIGHTENING.))
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Meanwhile some 21 hundred U-S reservists have been called to action to beef up the NATO air campaign-
The Pentagon says it will activate more than 33 thousand reservists.
As for the U-S Prisoners of war- a doctor saw them today- and says they're in satisfactory condition.
Coming up on News 7 at 11 - an arrest in last week's murder of a Danville man.
And hundreds of local apparel workers are losing their jobs this summer.
The story straight ahead.
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((HELLO EVERYBODY. THIS IS DENIS ALLEN IN THE NEWS SEVEN SPORTS DEPARTMENT. THE AVALANCHE GETS BURIED IN SALEM STADIUM TONIGHT. THE SABRE SWEEP THE SENATORS AND STACY COMPTON IS LEADING THE PACK IN NASCAR'S TRUCK SERIES. THOSE ARE JUST SOME OF THE STORIES WE'LL HAVE IN JUST A FEW MINUTES.))
Hundreds of textile workers in southside must look for new jobs.
Pluma -the maker of fleecewear and T-shirts- announced yesterday that it will be closing its sewing plants in Chatham and Alta Vista.
More than 330 employees will be laid off before July.
Pluma officials say the company has lost money steadily for over a year and that to cut costs, the sewing jobs will be contracted to workers in Mexico and Honduras.
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[SUPER=01-Sherrie Davis/Pluma Employee]
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((SHERRIE DAVIS/PLUMA EMPLOYEE: I COME TO THIS JOB EVERYDAY. THIS IS LIKE MY HOME NOW. AND THEY'RE JUST GOING TO UP AND LEAVE US HERE. THEY'RE GOING TO GIVE OUR JOBS TO SOMEBODY OVERSEAS. I THINK IT'S WRONG.))
Pluma is offering about 75 workers sewing positions in its Martinsville plant.
Police have made an arrest in last week's murder of a Danville man.
Sharon Robertson is charged with killing her husband, Frederick.
The 47-year-old school employee died from a shotgun blast to the chest at the couple's home on Taylor Street.
Sharon Robertson is charged with murder and illegal use of a firearm.
The King of the Trumpet has died.
Al Hirt passed away of liver failure today in New Orleans.
At the height of his fame in the 1960's Hirt played at JFK's inaugural.
He starred at Carnegie Hall and hosted his own variety show-
Al Hirt was 76.
When News 7 at 11 returns - what do State Police fear the most about Y2K?
The answer may surprise you.
Plus, after a rendezvous in space - the experiments of some local students have made it back to terra firma in Floyd County.
Some observations, coming up.
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Doomsday predictions abound for this New Year's Eve because of the Y2K computer bug.
What do Virginia public safety officials fear most?
[NAT SOT PARTYING]
It's NOT the fallout from a computer meltdown that Virginia State Police have on their minds.
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((COL. WAYNE HUGGINS/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: I THINK THAT YOU MAY HAVE SOME MAJOR PARTYING, QUITE FRANKLY, GOING ON ON THAT EVENING.))
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((COL. WAYNE HUGGINS/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: ARE THERE THOSE WHO ARE LOOKING FOR SOME KIND OF SELF-FULFILLED PROPHECY? YOU KNOW, CREATE PROBLEMS WHERE PROBLEMS DON'T EXIST?))
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[OUT Q=don't exist?]
State Police planning for a night of once-in-a-millenium partying also have a warning for those who are taking Y2K too seriously.
Police say survivalists stockpiling gasoline or guns should think twice about the danger those items pose-- which could be greater than any problems caused by computer glitches.
Their experiments flew with John Glenn on the Space Shuttle Discovery, and now students at a Floyd County school are evaluating the results.
After weeks of waiting, students at Blue Mountain School received the experiments they designed for the shuttle flight last October.
They were trying to measure the effects of microgravity and extreme temperature changes on ordinary materials such as photographic film, popcorn and motor oil.
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((PACO GELPI/STUDENT: WITH THE OIL, THE ONE THAT STAYED ON EARTH DEFINITELY DID LUBRICATE BETTER, AND THE SPACE OIL WAS ROUGHER.))
[OUT Q=was rougher.]
Though their observations weren't unanimous, the students did find some differences between the samples that travelled in space, and those that remained on the ground.
And their work isn't over. Today, they planted some of the corn that made the shuttle flight, to see how well it grows after travelling in space.
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Coming up in sports, highlights from Salem Avalanche and the majors plus NHL play off action.
First our extra point. 42 year old Warren Moon is settling into the back up role with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Moon signed a two year deal and will back up Elvis Grbac.
Here are the boards
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The Salem Avalanche opened up a three game homestand against Winston Salem last night.
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Storm clouds would roll in, an omen of things to come for the Salem Avalanche. In the top of the first the Salem defense would come to the front as Mark Hamlin makes the throw to the plate in time to stop the runner from scoring.
But the Warthogs would get many more chances starting with Kevin Connacher two run bomb to left-center. and Winston Salem has the advantage.
In the third the rains came as did more Winston Salem runs, Jason Dellaero doubles to left center scoring two runs.
And the Warthogs hammer Salem 15-to-3.
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The Baltimore Orioles were looking to get back on track. Before last night's game the O's had the fewest wins in the majors at four.
Things looked good at Camden Yards as Albert Belle steals home to give Baltimore the three to nothing lead in the bottom of the third.
This double by Willis Otanez notches two RBIs as Harold Baines and Jeff Conine cross the plate and the Orioles advantage is five to nothing.
Charles Johnson drives this pitch to right to centerfield and Baltimore gets it fifth win beating the Royals 8-to-4.
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The Stanley Cup play offs are in full swing and Buffalo headed into last night's game looking for a sweep of the Ottawa Senators in the first round series.
Buffalo skated to a two nothing lead in the first period, but the Senators would make it interesting scoring two in the second.
But the Sabres get a goal in the final period to sweep the series with a four to three win last night.
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The Express starts the best of seven Northern Conference series finals against Richmond this weekend.
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Roanoke practiced at the Round House yesterday morning.
Game one is Friday night and then the Express turns right around and plays game two Saturday.
Roanoke is 5-3 and 2 against the Renegades this season.
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[SUPER=01-Dru Burgess/4 Goals vs. Richmond This Season; :00]
[OUT Q=...blow the doors open on them"]
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The Wrath, also opens it's season this weekend.
Roanoke kicks off the season Saturday night at Victory Stadium against Northern Virginia.
11 players from last year's team return.
The Wrath view playing on the same night as the Express as a positive.
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[SUPER=01-Steve Holt/Wrath President & Coach; :00]
[OUT Q=....planning on doing"]
Still to come, Roanoke College reaps post season ODAC honors and
NASCAR Truck Series current points leader tells why this season has been so successful.
Central Virginia Native Stacy Compton and the rest of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck series drivers are on a rare two week break.
During the last month and a half Compton has been racing across the country in fine fashion.
Mike Stevens has an update on the series' current points leader.
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[SUPER=01-Randy Tolsma/Compton's Teammate; :59]
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[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
((Through the first five races of the season Compton has been a model of consistency. In fact, he has yet to finish out of the top five. His second place finish at Martinsville in the NAPA 250 on April 17th catapulted him past defending series champ Ron Hornaday to the top of the points chase.
((STACY COMPTON/CRAFTSMAN TRUCKS POINT LEADER:))
Besides Stacy's maturity as a driver three other factors have led to his success this season. First, he now has a teammate in Randy Tolsma.
((RANDY TOLSMA/COMPTON'S TEAMMATE:))
Compton also has switched from Ford to Dodge this year,
And now his motors are being built by one of the greatest names in NASCAR's Chrysler history - Arrington. Buddy's son Joey, who is now 40, is responsible for putting the power in the RC Dodge.))
((JOEY ARRINGTON/RC DODGE ENGINE BUILDER:))
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference has given top post season honors to Roanoke College..
For the second straight year, Alan Bayse has been named the conference's coach of the year. He led the Maroons to 34 wins this year and their first ever bid to the NCAA tournment.
Also, Amy Layman has been named player of the year for the second straight season. She hit .399 with 12 doubles and 24 stolen bases. Plus, she led the team in pitching with 18 wins and a zero point 87 earned run average.
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Day care is one of the biggest issues facing working moms and dads - but now it has gone to the dogs.
Doggie Day Care was developed by a woman in Wisconsin and so far it is a big hit with owners and their dogs.
Pet parents drop of their canine kids before work and they play all day. For these dogs a day- is a day at the beach.
The daycare is complete with the K-9 Beach Club where playful pups can catch some rays, frolic with friends and lay in the sand.
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