A cease fire agreement is reached between Lebannon and Israel.
And charges are filed in the wake of a hospital terrorist drill in
Showers have plagued the morning, but they will be relegated to history by
later this afternoon.
I have the complete, sunny weekend forecast coming up in just a few minutes,
stay with us for that.
Don't go away, the news is next.
Secretary of State Warren Christopher has succeeded in brokering a truce
between Israel and the Hezbollah guerillas.
The accord states that Hezbollah will not fire rockets at Israel, and
Israel agrees not to fire on civilians in Lebanon.
IN Q=Of course the test
((WARREN CHRISTOPHER/US SEC. OF STATE OF COURSE THE TEST OF ANY AGREEMNT, IS
HOW IT'S CARRIE OUT, THEREFORE THE U.S. WILL LOOK TO EACH OF THE PARTIES TO
FILL THEIR OBLIGATIONS THAT THEY'VE UNDERTAKEN. ))
SUPER=01-Warren Christopher/U.S. Secretary of State;
OUT Q=they've undertaken.
The agreement takes effect in a matter of hours, ending 16 days of cross
TAPE#96-24 EDIT OF 96-22
Criminal charges have been filed against six people allegedly involved in a
controversial disaster drill at a Martinsville hospital.
The 48- warrants, which include brandishing a firearm and assault, were
issued by a Martinsville Magistrate.
The charges stem from complaints filed by four nurses at Martinsville
The women say they were traumatized by the "mock" drill in which people were
The nurses say they were NOT warned ahead of time.
Two of the six men charged are hospital employees.
The hospital's Director of Security and a security guard were arrested and
released on bond.
A close call for a Bedford city police officer last night after he was
attacked from behind and had his gun taken while trying to make an arrest.
Police say 33- year- old Carl Thomas Evans attacked Officer B.T. Smith as
Smith was trying to arrest Evans' nephew on an outstanding warrant.
Evans reportedly knocked Smith to the ground, then removed the officer's
weapon from its holster.
IN Q=On the ground
((SGT. MEL MASSIE/BEDFORD CITY POLICE: ON THE GROUND.. HELD THE WEAPON IN
HIS RIGHT HAND.))
SUPER=01-Sgt. Mel Massie/Bedford City Police; :00
OUT Q=in his right hand.
Other city and county officers responded to Smith's call for help within
minutes, and Evans surrendered himself and the gun without incident.
He's been charged with attempted capital murder and remains held without
A Bedford County grand jury will consider murder charges against a Gretna
38-year-old Randall Lee Faris is charged with killing Bobby Anthony Carter
Carter's body was found dumped along Route 608 near the Pittsylvania County
During a brief preliminary hearing this morning, prosecutors introduced a
statement from Faris' son who says his father admitted to the murder.
A grand jury could indict Faris next month.
Police have interviewed a suspect in yesterday's fatal shooting in Danville.
29-year old Sandra Deshazo was found lying in the street.
She died an hour later at the hospital from a bullet wound in the chest.
Charges have NOT been filed against the suspect interviewed.
Meanwhile, police did make an arrest in a murder Wednesday night in the town
17-year old Margueritte Whitfield was shot with a small caliber handgun, at
the Pine Acres Trailer Park.
22-year old David Lee Jones was charged with her murder.
A six year old in Californina has been charged with attempted murder in the
beating of an infant.
Today, a California judge will consider who gets custody of the boy, and two
eight year olds who've been charged with with burglary in the same case.
The four week old baby remains hospitalized in critical condition.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come, a gift worth millions is given to Virginia Tech,
and today marks the ten year anniversary of the nuclear diaster at Cheronobyl.
We'll talk to one person who has visited the site more than a dozen times.
WX ad lib
music up full
President Clinton signs compromise legislation today that ends the 19-96
The House and Senate passed the brokered deal yesterday.
The final spending bill totals 160 billion dollars-- and is seven months
Enactment of the measure ends one year of partisan conflict which caused
two government shutdowns.
IN Q=It was ten
SUPER=01-George Jones/Christian Fellowship Ministries Int'l; :33
SUPER=04-Amateur Video; 1:59
OUT Q=this this afternoon
C-B-S News has just learned of police action against a militia group that
was allegedly planning attacks at the Olympics.
Jim Stewart reports.
IN Q=CBS News
SUPER=03-Washington DC; :00
SUPER=01-Jim Stewart/Reporting; :15
OUT Q=cbs news
Virginia Tech is hoping to foster the next generation of public leaders
through its new Center for Leader Development.
University officials announced a two million dollar gift from an anonymous
donor to create the center.
It will include an academic minor in leadership, which will be available
next Fall for members of the Corps of Cadets.
((PAUL TORGERSEN/VA. TECH PRESIDENT: THE LEADERSHIP PROGRAM WILL BEGIN WITHIN
THE CORPS OF CADETS AND THEN WILL EXPAND AND BE AVAILABLE TO 18 THOUSAND
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS. THE POTENTIAL THERE IS ENORMOUS. ))
SUPER=01-Paul Torgersen/Va. Tech President;
OUT Q=there is enormous.
Torgersen says that expansion to the university community in several years
will set Tech's program apart from V-M-I's, and the women's leadership
institute at Mary Baldwin College.
The center will be operated through Tech's College of Arts and Sciences.
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
When we come back,
A gorgeous weekend to enjoy outdoor activities.
We'll give you a great place to go on this week's edition of "Take A Hike",
and we recently brought you the story of music group D-C Talk.
Now, the three musicians are back in the news.
In Nashville last night D-C Talk was all the talk at the Dove awards, the
Christian music equivalent of the Grammies.
The alternative rock group, whose members formed while students at Liberty
University, upset more middle of the road gospel acts to win artist of the year
honors from the Gospel Music Association.
The trio's Jesus Freak single also won song of the year.
GRAPHIC=take a hike
There's a hiking route for almost everyone to Apple Orchard Falls in
Different routes to the falls offer a wide variety of physical challenges.
A number of streams converge in this area, so a stream is often within sight
of the trial... no matter what route one takes.
Beth Myer takes us there in this week's edition of "Take a Hike."
IN Q=**NAT SOUND**
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Russ MacFarlane/Forester; :12
SUPER=01-Pat Egan/Glenwood District Ranger; :55
SUPER=01-Mike Smith/Birder; 1:28
SUPER=01-Jim Ayers/Birder; 1:54
OUT Q=Beth Myer, News 7
Open with natsot of stream and rushing water
((The sound of the rushing water engulfs the environment as you hike the trail
to Apple Orchard Falls.
cover some of this bite with video.
10 20 39 00 - 10 20 54 00
IN Q=The Blue Ridge
((RUSS MACFARLANE/FORESTER: THE BLUE RIDGE IS VERY WET. WE HAVE A NUMBER OF
STREAMS THROUGH THIS DRAINAGE AND THE STREAMS COVER QUITE A BIT OF ELEVATION SO
WE HAVE QUITE A NUMBER OF LITTLE CASCADES FALLING INTO POOLS AND QUITE
PICTURESQUE AND MOSS COVERED ROCKS AND SUCH. ))
OUT Q=and such.
Several trail heads lead to the falls.
The shortest trail begins at the The Sunset Field Overlook near milepost 78
on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
This route is one mile round trip and is easy enough for all ages to enjoy
although it is challenging in places.
11 28 12 00 - 11 28 19 00
IN Q=The trail
((BETH MYER: THE TRAIL GETS STEEP AND ROCKY AS YOU GET CLOSER TO THE FALLS.
IT'S BEST TO WALK SLOWLY AND WATCH YOUR FOOTING. ))
OUT Q=watch your footing.
... But the effort is worth the view at the top.
10 55 26 00 - 10 55 44 00
IN Q=The one special
((PAT EGAN/GLENWOOD DISTRICT RANGER: THE ONE SPECIAL THING IS THE WATER. THE
FALLS IS SCENIC. THE STREAM FOLLOWS THE LENGTH OF THE TRAIL MOST OF THE WAY.
TO SEE THE SCENIC QUALITY OF THE WATER IT'S A VERY PRETTY TRAIL. ))
OUT Q=very pretty trail.
Hikers will see a variety of wildlife including deer, wild turkeys, salamanders
and squirrels. The featured species in the area is the neo- tropical
migratory song birds. These birds spend winters in Central and South American
and migrate here for the warmer months.
1 39 19 00 - 1 39 29 00
IN Q=Once you're
((MIKE SMITH/BIRDER: ONCE YOU'RE INTO THE GOOD SPRING MIGRATION THERE WILL BE
ANY NUMBER OF SPECIES PRESENT. A LOT ARE DIFFICULT TO SEE ONCE FOLIAGE IS OUT.
OUT Q=foliage is out.
For those interested in siting birds, binoculars are a must... Most can be seen
high in the trees during the early morning hours. If you are hiking later in
the day, you may not see as many birds, but
video of nest in tree
if you're lucky, you'll see a nest or two.
1 41 09 00 - 1 41 24 00
IN Q=A lot of these
((JIM AYERS/BIRDER: A LOT OF THESE BIRDS ARE MIGRATING THROUGH HERE A LOT STOP
HERE. IN THE NORTH CREEK AREA, THERE ARE OVER 20 SPECIES OF WOOD WARBLERS
ALONE WHO BREED IN THIS PARTICULAR AREA. ))
OUT Q=this particular area.
The one mile round- trip hike will take a family less than two hours. Maps and
directions for longer hikes to the falls are available through the National
Forest Service. Beth Myer, News 7.))
After several days of heavy stock trading, today's session has been rather
Volume levels are lower than they had been, and stocks are
showing little movement with little earnings or economic news.
On Wall Street at Noon the Dow was
and seven and a half points.
SPORTS MUSIC UNDER
Ahead in sports,
Patrick has highlights of last night's Avalanche game,
and Roanoke's first semi-pro soccer team kicks around some interviews.
We'll hear from some of the players when we come back.
MUSIC UP FULL
The Salem Avalanche closed it's four game set with Kinston last night,
beating the Indians 14-4.
SUPER=03-Salem/Avalanche vs Indians; :
Salem gets on the board again in the bottom of the fourth.
John Fantauzzi hits this line drive to deep centerfield and scores two
runs - the Avalanche leads 4 to 1.
Then, in the bottom of the fifth the Avalanche scores again.
Blake Barthol drills this hit to centerfield scoring John Guidice to give
Salem the 5 to 1 lead.
Salem wasn't finished closing out SUPER=34-Salem/=14/Kinston/==4;the
bottom of the fifth with this hit to right field by Pookie Jones scoring
Salem goes on to win it 14 to 4.
It's the second season for Roanoke's semi-pro soccer team.
Yesterday, Steve Mason was on hand for the introductions.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=01-Grayson Prillaman/Riverdawg Midfielder; 27
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Season; :39
SUPER=01-Eric McClellan/Center Midfielder; :50
SUPER=01-Phil Benne/Player Personnel Director; 1:04(QUICK)
OUT Q=....News 7 sports QUICK OUT
((Big South player of the year Ian Spooner is back.
So is former Virginia Tech sensation Eric McClellan.
Former North Cross star and Roanoke college All-America Grayson Prillaman
will again dawn a Riverdawgs jersey. The threads are new, along with sponsors
Taco Bell, Dominion Dodge and All-Sport. But the 7 returning players from the
inaugural Riverdawg team hope to bring back some year old experience.
The dawgs finished 5 and 13 last year in the USISL behind a combined 17
goals from Spooner and McClellan. But Roanoke's offense alone won't make the
((ERIC MCCLELLAN/CENTER MIDFIELDER:))
The Dawgs will again hold 8 soccer camp sessions, each running a week at a
time and the players are the instructors.
((PHIL BENNE:DIRECTOR OF PLAYER PERSONNEL:))
The Riverdawgs open the season this Saturday at Cave Spring Junior High at
7:30 against the Chapel Hill Soccer Club. Steve Mason news 7 sports.))
We'll have highlights of the Avalanche win and more sports later on Mornin.
(**********patrick ad lib**********)
(patrick QUICK toss to mel)
That's it for News 7 at NOON.
Have a good weekend.