Up next on News 7 at Eleven-
An new industrial park gets the green light tonight in one area community-
We'll have the story.
A vote tonight on the gas tax. what will it mean for you at the gas pump.
Plus an amazing discovery- the remains of a girl sacrificed 500 years ago-
News 7 is next.
Gas prices may be going down.
The house voted on whether to get rid of a four point three percent gas
We'll have the results.
It appears a new industrial park will go up in Botetourt County.
The county supervisors rezoned the land tonight- giving the park the go
Opponents to the measure were defeated.
A five hundred year old mummy was found in the Andes.
She is on display in Washington in a special air conditioned casing.
We'll take a look.
Join us for News 7 at eleven.
GRAPHIC=Botetourt Center in Greenfield
The ride from Roanoke to Fincastle will look different before long.
Last month the Botetourt County Board of Supervisors gave the go ahead to a
300-home golf course community... on Route 220.
Today, the board approved land for more development across the street.
Scott Prince has the story.
IN Q=The Botetourt
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00
SUPER=07-Bob Bagnoli; :23 (QUICK!!)
SUPER=07-Dave Mankin; :28 (QUICK!!)
OUT Q=S.P.,N-7, Botetourt County
((The Botetourt County Board of Supervisors has taken an industrialized step
toward... more industry.
The board voted to rezone more than eighty percent of the 923 acre tract...
soon to be known as Botetourt Center at Greenfield.
But the decision didn't go unopposed at a public hearing.
Those against the plan say Greenfield does not equal greener pastures.
((BOB BAGNOLI: REMEMBER THAT THE COUNTY SEAL BEHIND YOU HAS A HAY STACK ON IT--
NOT A SMOKE STACK ))
((DAVE MANKIN: I SUDDENLY SYMPATHIZE WITH THE AMERICAN INDIAN WHO FOUGHT THE
GOVERNMENT FOREVER, AND ENDED UP LOSING HIS LAND. ))
OUT Q=his land
stand up 18:26:20
((Those opposed to Botetourt Center at Greenfield are also afraid of
traffic. They say this plan, along with a golf course community across the
street, could equal a number of headaches for motorists.))
But County Administrator Jerry Burgess points to an independent study,
showing that traffic will not be significantly affected.
For all of the nay-sayers, there were plenty of people on hand supporting
the 11- million dollar project.
Initial plans show it will eventually be home to an elementary school, a
recreation area and a massive business and office park... spanning 150 acres.
Burgess is hopeful the county will receive Federal and state grants for the
Construction could start as early as this winter.
Scott Prince, News- 7, Botetourt County.))
Mitzi Horton can't explain why she nearly choked an elderly man to death,
then drove around for days with Vernon Laughon (LAWN) locked in the car trunk.
At her sentencing hearing today, the 32-year old abductor said she'd
consumed three pints of bourbon, two CASES of beer, some wine and four rocks of
She also had her 6-month old daughter in the car with her, when she choked
the 83-year old victim, then dumped him- -unconscious- -in the trunk.
IN Q=I wanted
((I WANTED AT THAT POINT IN TIME, I WAS SO MAD, YES I WAS. I COULD HAVE KILLED
HIM. I COULD HAVE, BUT IT WASN'T IN ME TO DO IT. SO I DIDN'T.))
OUT Q=so I didn't.
Judge Dianne Strickland sentenced Horton to serve a total of 14 years for
robbery and abduction.
Two of those years will be devoted to drug and alcohol- abuse treatment.
Gas prices could be going down-
The house voted to get rid of a four point three percent gas tax.
Democrats passed the tax, but it is Republicans who voted to get rid of it.
The energy department predicts gasoline prices will drop another 6 cents by
July 4th- even without the cut.
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash Investigation
Divers made their way underwater in the Florda Everglades today, but did
not find what they were looking for.
SUPER=03-Dade Co., FL;
Searchers wore protective biohazard suits going into a crater below the
But did not find any large pieces of the aircraft- and no sign of the
flight voice recorder.
((PAUL TOY/METRO DADE CO. POLICE: I USED MY FEET TO FEEL ANYTHING THAT WAS IN
THE PIT . THE MAJORITY WERE FRAGMENTED PARTS OF THE AIRCRAFT.))
SUPER=01-Paul Toy/Metro Dade Co. Police;
OUT Q=parts of the aircraft."
Only ten percent of the plane has been recovered so far.
The Montana Freeman apparently don't want a peaceful solution to their 58
That's acording to Colorado State Senator Charles Duke- who's acting as a
Duke broke off talks with the anti-government group today after an
((CHARLES DUKE/MEDIATOR: I THINK THE TIME FOR NEGOTIATING IS REALLY OVER AT
THIS POINT. THEY NEED TO FEEL SOME PAIN IN ORDER TO GET BACK TO THE TABLE AND
THE RIGHT ATTITUDE.))
OUT Q=and the right attitude."
Duke says the Freeman are using their children as a shield.
He says the F-B-I has bent over backwards to reach a peaceful solution.
A moderate earthquake rocked the San Francisco area-
((NAT SOUND ))
OUT Q=NAT SOUND.
SUPER=03-San Jose, CA;
It's clean up time now.
The quake measured four point eight on the Richter scale.
People felt it from Monterey Bay to Sacramento.
The quake shook things up a bit, but caused no serious injury or damage.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on the broadcast, a local incident attracts the attention of
conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh,
and Quibell's financial problems could be water under the bridge as another
company considers buying the bottler.
Robin in Wx office
MUSIC UP FULL
SUPER=#C-380; Weather Roll
An overnight fire wakes 14 teenagers at a Floyd County group home- forcing
The blaze broke out at around three this morning.
When firefighters got to the Tekoa Group Home, they found flames shooting
through the roof.
A light bulb apparently set some bed sheets on fire.
So far it appears accidental.
IN Q=One of the boys
((ROBERT SISK/GROUP HOME MANAGER: ONE OF THE BOYS WAS AWAKEN IN THE MIDDLE OF
THE NIGHT BY A SENSATION OF LIGHT OR HEAT OR SOMETHING. A LAMP WAS APPARENTLY
ON FIRE BESIDE HIS BED. HE GOT UP AND TRIED TO PUT IT OUT BY PUTTING IT ON HIS
BED, THEN HE WENT NEXT DOOR TO GET HELP FROM ANOTHER KID.))
SUPER=01-Robert Sisk/Group Home Manager;
OUT Q=from another kid.
One person suffered minor injures.
The teens were taken to several shelters in the area until the undamaged
portion of the home is cleaned up.
A production bottleneck may prompt the sale of a local sparkling water
For at least one month the assembly line has been quiet at the Quibell
Corporation that's based in Roanoke.
The reason? According to Quibell, it's an argument with its bottle
Quibell says it was just beginning to iron out its difficulties when the
Soho Beverage Company from northern Virginia put an offer on the table.
IN Q=It looks
((ANDY GOLDSTEIN/QUIBELL ATTORNEY: IT LOOKS LIKE A DEAL THAT CAN WORK. I HOPE
THAT FRANKLY IT DOES. I THINK IT WOULD BE VERY GOOD FOR THE QUIBELL
CORPORATION, FOR THE OWNERS, FOR THE EMPLOYEES, AND FRANKLY FOR THE ROANOKE
VALLEY BECAUSE IT WOULD KEEP THE COMPANY IN ROANOKE.))
SUPER=01-Andy Goldstein/Quibell Attorney;
OUT Q=company in Roanoke.
Soho says if the deal DOES go through, it'll keep producing drinks with the
Quibell brand name.
Soho's president says "we just see a lot of opportunity in the brand".
Soho's market is primarily in the northeast, while most of Quibell's
distribution routes are in the southeast.
For that reason, Soho thinks combining the companies would make a good fit.
Two Franklin County brothers must go to alcohol rehabilitation class after
they were convicted of transporting moonshine in Frederick County.
Scott and Jason Stanley were arrested in February when police found 446
gallons of moonshine in the back of their van.
They were also fined 500 dollars today and both lost their driver's license.
The brothers still face similar charges in Shenandoah County.
One week after their arrest in Frederick, the Stanleys were picked up there
after police said they were carrying 453 gallons of illegal liquor.
Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh defended a Bedford County fourth
grader on his radio show today.
The boy was reading Limbaugh's THE WAY THINGS OUGHT TO BE when his Montvale
Elementary teacher took the book away.
The teacher objected to the word "condom" that's used throughout chapter
But, Limbaugh says the controversy is politically motivated.
SOT 00:10:03 - 00:10:15
IN Q=Thanks for calling
((RUSH LIMBAUGH/TALK SHOW HOST: THANKS FOR CALLING TO DEFEND THE TEACHING
ESTABLISHMENT. I APPRECIATE YOUR EFFORTS BUT REMEMBER CONDOMS HAVE NO
OUT Q=no ideological bent
After the incident the boy's father sent a note to the school explaining
that he allowed his son to read the book.
But, the principal refused to return it.
SOT 09:37:50 - 09:37:57
IN Q=He believes in
((THOMAS GARDNER/PARENT: HE BELIEVES IN WHAT RUSH SAYS BECAUSE WE ARE A
CONSERVATIVE HOUSEHOLD AND MOST OF THE STUFF IS COMMON SENSE STUFF.))
OUT Q=common sense stuff
Gardner appeared on a local radio show today to talk about the incident.
He is demanding that the teacher return the book to his son.
But the principal of the school says for now it will remain with him.
He did not coin the phrase, but he loves to use it.
And Governor George Allen provided new evidence this week of his Silicon
But just how accurate is the label?
Ellen Qualls takes a look.
SUPER=03-Manassas/August 1995; :08
SUPER=04-Courtesy of Motorola; :14
SUPER=01-John Accordino/VCU Urban Planning Professor; :33
SUPER=04-Courtesy of Siemens-Motorola; 1:02
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
A 1-point-5 BILLION dollar plant and 15- hundred jobs for Henrico County.
A potential four BILLION dollars in investment, and four thousand jobs for
Motorola in Goochland County.
Three BILLION dollars to invest, and up to five thousand jobs.
The Governor beams a bold claim back from a foreign trade mission.
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: ONE THING THAT STRIKES ME IN TALKING WITH BUSINESS
LEADERS HERE IN EAST ASIA IS THERE RECOGNITION OF VIRGINIA'S EMERGENCE AS THE
((JOHN ACCORDINO/VCU URBAN PLANNING PROFESSOR: DOES IT MEAN THAT WE ARE
ANYTHING LIKE SILICON VALLEY? AND I WOULD SAY THE ANSWER IS DEFINITELY NO.
IT'S A GOAL. IT'S AN INTERESTING GOAL.))
Even a Republican close to the Administration admits the claim's a bit
These are after all manufacturing jobs -- high tech -- but manufacturing,
not research and development or corporate level.
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: HOW DO YOU SAY WAFER IN JAPANESE? Uh. Wafer.))
Experts point out that computer wafer plants are at the bottom of the high
Unlike Boston or Silicon Valley, where the brain trust fuels what they call
propulsive economic activity.
((JOHN ACCORDINO/VCU URBAN PLANNING PROFESSOR: IN OTHER WORDS, THERE'S NEW
CREATIVE ENERGY GOING INTO NEW PRODUCTS, NEW PROCESSES ALL THE TIME. AND IT'S
SORT OF CONTINUALLY BUILDING. WE DON'T HAVE THAT HERE. BUT CERTAINLY, CHIP
PLANTS ARE GOOD.))
Good -- but not best.
Without more work on this, the experts say Virginians aren't at the head of
the class to do more of the work on this.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
MUSIC ON TAPE
Coming up next on the broadcast, a construction worker walks away from a 30
foot fall in Pembroke,
And National Geographic is giving the public a glimpse back in the past as
it displays the mumified body of a 15th century girl.
MUSIC UP FULL
It's been 25 years since the Blacksburg New School opened its doors as an
alternative education program.
And while the students and the parents who operate it have changed, their
mission remains the same.
Tracy Altizer reports.
IN Q=The G and the H
SUPER=01-Alex Keen/Kindergarten Students; :18 QUICK
SUPER=01-Nicole Joshi/Third Grade Student; :22
SUPER=01-Kate Morgan/BNS Teacher; :32
SUPER=01-Jackie Bixler/BNS Parent; 1:08
OUT Q=Altizer, News 7.
((THE G AND THE H, THEY DON'T REALLY MAKE ANY SOUNDS, SO LET'S COVER THOSE UP
AND MAKE THE I LONG.
Reading, writing and arithmetic are essential for every child.
The difference is in the way they're taught.
At the Blacksburg New School, parents and teachers design the curriculum.
((What have you been learning about?
ALEX KEEN/KINDERGARTEN STUDENT: BATS, AMPHIBIANS, REPTILES. ))
((NICOLE JOSHI/THIRD GRADE STUDENT: SOME MATH THAT WE DO IS FUN, AND WE DO
And instead of grading, students get written evaluations.
((KATE MORGAN/BNS TEACHER: I THINK THEY'RE MORE RELAXED AND THEY'RE ABLE TO
LEARN MORE, AND LEARN MORE AT THEIR OWN SPEED, THEIR OWN PACE, INSTEAD OF
HAVING TO KEEP UP WITH THE STANDARDIZED TESTS AND KEEP UP WITH EACH OTHER.))
The school has four paid teachers, and this year 31 students in grades K
Besides paying tuition, parents work a minimum of one hour a week, doing
everything from cleaning the building to serving as teachers aides.
suWith the debate over public funding for charter schools, this is a school
that's survived 25 years without it. And if public funds were to become
available, it's questionable whether the parents here would even want it.
((JACKIE BIXLER/BNS PARENT: IT MIGHT COMPROMISE THE KIND OF PROGRAM THAT WE
OFFER HERE, ESPECIALLY IF THEY STARTED TRYING TO MANDATE A PARTICULAR PROGRAM.
On the school's silver anniversary, supporters say they'll continue
providing what they feel is a golden opportunity in education. Tracy Altizer,
News 7. ))
A construction worker from Pembroke plunged off a bridge this morning.
22 year old Joseph Keffer suffered only minor facial injuries when he fell
head-first onto some large rocks about 30 feet below.
He was treated and released from Giles Memorial Hospital.
Workers are building a new concrete bridge to replace the old steel one on
River Road in Pembroke.
Game 2 of the NBA Eastern Conference playoffs between Orlando and Chicago
tipped off at the United center in the Windy City.
SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/TNT; :00
Michael Jordan received the league MVP trophy before tip off.
But it was the magic that played like MVP's early, especially without Horace
Look out below..Shaquille O'Neal powers down the lane and dunks the rock
for the uncontested slam.
The Bulls trailed by as many as 18 points in the third, but came back. His
airness nailed this jumper over SUPER=32-Chicago/=93/Orlando/=88;
Orlando's Nick Anderson.
The Bulls take a 2 games to none lead winning 93 to 88.
To the freezer. Colorado took a 2 games to none lead over Detroit in the NHL
Western Conference playoffs.
SUPER=03-Detroit, MI/ESPN; :00
Detroit's Steve Yzerman would not play.
The force was with the Avalanche's Patrick Roy. he stopped 35 shots for his
7th career playoff shutout..yes, Colorado blanked the Red Wings 3-nothing.
Joe Sakic got the Avalanche on the
board in the first with this tally. The series goes back to Colorado.
A Few diamond notes. Over at City Stadium in Lynchburg, the Hillcats topped
the Salem Avalanche 9-2. This win evens the series at a game a piece. The
rubber match is set for tomorrow at 7 in the Hill City.
L. A. Dodger centerfielder Brett Butler underwent three hours of surgery
today to remove cancerous lymph nodes and tissue from the right side of his
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA; :00
According to Dr. William Grist, Butler's prospects for recovery are good.
Butler will begin radiation treatments in two to three weeks.
The scholarship committee for the Don Holliday charity golf tournament parted
ways with 10 grand yeterday at the Patrick Henry hotel.
In celebration of the event's 10th anniversary, a 10 thousand dollar
scholarship was given to Lord Botetourt high school senior Andrew Green, a
member of the Cavaliers golf team.
Green plans to pursue a double major at Virginia Tech over the next five
years in Landscape architecture and turf management.
And for the past couple of years he's been getting plenty of on the job
training, working at the Botetourt Country Club.
IN Q="I think...
((ANDREW GREEN/HOLLIDAY SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT:))
SUPER=01-Andrew Green/Holliday Scholarship Recipient; :00
SUPER=01-Chris Rouse/Botetourt C.C. Pro & General Mgr.; :17
OUT Q=...INTO HIS WORK."
SS=Hold Holliday Golf
This year's one day Don Holliday tournament is set for Saturday, June 22nd at
William Byrd captured the overall Region III Boys tennis tournament
Byrd's Miguel Castro took the singles title, while Northside's Justin Young
and Drew Anderson won in doubles.
Jefferson Forest was the overall runner-up. Now the numbers.
chyron in motion
IN Q=first score
OUT Q=last score
Still to come tonight,
Mike Stevens has a fireside chat with Joe Gibb's driver Bobby Labonte.
GRAPHIC=Charlotte motor speedway
After taking a couple of days off to celebrate Michael Waltrip's big win in
the Winston select; the Charlotte Motor Speedway fires up again tomorrow night
with qualifying for Sunday's Coca Cola 600.
Earlier today, Mike Stevens talked with the race's defending champ.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=01-Bobby Labonte/1995 Coca-Cola 600 Winner; :22
SUPER=03-Concord, NC/1995 Pole Night; :45
SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN; 1:15
OUT Q=...thank you"...
Former University of Virginia football standout Greg McClellan is in a
North Carolina hospital recovering from gunshot wounds.
Officials say the former UVa defensive back was shot three times while
sitting in his car in a recent incident. He is reportedly in stable condition
at a Winston-Salem hospital.
McClellan was a three year starter for Virginia from 1990 through the 1993
A five hundred year old mummy is capturing attention in Washington.
It is the remains of an Inca girl killed as a sacrifice-
As Kent Jarrell reports, archaelogists found her frozen body on a Mountain
in the Andes.
SUPER=04-National Geographic; 00
SUPER=01-Dr. Elliot Fishman/Johns Hopkins; 43-46 quick!
SUPER=01-Kent Jarrell/CBS News; 47
SUPER=01-Johan Reinhard/Archaeologist; 1:02
((Archaeologist Johan Reinhard was not looking for a mummy last September, but
with his guide discovered Inca statues. Then on the slope below, they found
the frozen body of an Inca Maiden.
This is how she is preserved now...in a special air conditioner originally
designed for Hotel rooms.
At the time of her death she was about 13.
She was a sacrifice- a gift to
the mountain gods. She climbed from her village to the ceremony with a small
group of Inca priests. Her slippers are at her side. Because of her frozen
condition, she is providing important clues about the Inca civilization. A CAT
scan shows her death was a violent one.
Dr. Elliot Fishman/John Hopkins Medical Institutions: SHE WAS HIT WITH A BLUNT
OBJECT ON THE HEAD.
KENT JARRELL/CBS NEWS:
SHE WAS PROBABLY GIVEN NARCOTICS BEFOREHAND TO COME HER DOWN, OR TO POSSIBLY
PUT HER TO SLEEP. STILL THE IDEA OF HUMAN SACRIFICE AT LEAST TO THE MODERN AGE
BUT IN HER COMMUNITY SHE WAS CONSIDERED A VERY SPECIAL PERSON.
IT WAS AN HONOR TO BE SACRIFICED. HER PARENTS MAY HAVE BEEN FOR IT. SHE WOULD
BE DOING SOMETHING FOR THE COMMUNITY AND THEY BELIEVED SHE WOULD HAVE A
A frozen glimpse of life and death in a time and civilization long gone. Kent
Jarrell for CBS News Washington.))