Coming up on News 7-
An arrest is made tonight in the death of a retired school teacher in
It's controversial but drug induced abortion is approved for 3-thousand
women in the U-S.
And teaching two classes at once- in two different cities. Find out how
Plus Robin with an update on Hurricane Hortense.
News 7 is next.
The United States is poised to strike Iraq again if need be.
The U-S is beefing up air patrols in the persian gulf after Iraq fired a
missile earlier today at a U-S Plane.
((WILLIAM PERRY/DEFENSE SECRETARY: WE HAVE BOTH THE ABILITY ANDT HE RESOLVE TO
PROTECT OUR INTERESTS AND TO PROTECT OUR FLIGHT CREWS.))
SUPER=01-William Perry/Defense Secretary;
OUT Q=OUR FLIGHT CREWS."
Imagine a professor lecturing college students in Roanoke and Clifton Forge
at the same time. How's it done? We'll tell you about this unique learning
Plus Robin with the latest on Hurricane Hortense.
Join us for News 7 at Eleven.
For days mystery has surrounded the murder of a retired school teacher in
Tonight a suspect is under arrest.
23 year old Harold David Davis of Marion is charged with capital murder,
rape and burglary.
Police found 68 year-old Anna Jean Anderson dead in her home Wednesday
She had been strangled to death.
The Symth County Sheriff's Department would not say what led them to Davis-
only saying he's been a suspect since one day after the murder.
More attacks could be on the way against Iraq.
The United States is beefing up its air defense in the area.
Regina Blakely explains why.
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SUPER=01-Regina Blakely/CBS News;
OUT Q=CBS NEWS WASHINGTON
((U.S. B-52S and F- 117 Stealth-fighter bombers are now headed to
the Persian Gulf.
This comes after an Iraqi missile fired at two U-S jets
patrolling the northern no-fly zone and an Iraqi fighter penetrated the
enlarged southern no-fly zone. Defense Secretary William Perry had strong
words for Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein .
DEFENSE SECRETARY WILLIAM PERRY: IRAQ AIR DEFENSE CREWS ARE PLAYING SOME KIND
OF GAME. THEY WILL SOON LEARN THAT WE ARE NOT PLAYING GAMES. WE HAVE BOTH THE
ABILITY AND THERESOLVE TO PROTECT OUR INTEREST AND TO PROTECT OUR FLIGHT CREWS.
The U.S. action also follows reports that Iraq is re-building it's
air-defense system taken out in last week's cruise missile attacks by
attaching new radar systems to surface to air missiles. The two fighters
fired upon were unable to locate the radar site.
PERRY:THE AIR DEFENSE CREWS ONLY HAD THEIR RADARS TURNED ON FOR A FEW
SECONDS. THAT WAS VERY WISE ON THEIR PART BECAUSE IF THEY HAD IT TURNED ON ANY
LONGER THEY WOULD HAVE HAD ANTI-RADIATION MISSILE DOWN THEIR THROATS.
REGINA BLAKELY/CBS NEWS: THERE IS NO OFFICIAL CONFIRMATION THAT THIS LATEST
ACTION WILL LEAD TO MORE STRIKES BUT AT THE VERY LEAST IT IS THE
ADMINISTRATION'S ATTEMPT TO SEND THE MESSAGE AGAIN- THAT THE U.S. MEANS
BUSINESS. REGINA BLAKELY, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))
Hurricane Hortense is getting stronger.
The National Hurricane Center says its winds are near 110
miles-an-hour and could get more powerful.
Hortense is now hitting the southern portion of the Bahamas.
It is expected to miss Florida- but it may head toward the Northeast and New
England Coast where it could hit by Sunday.
In Puerto Rico the cleanup is beginning.
Hortense left rivers raging, buildings flooded- and many without power.
It all washed out many roads.
Ten people in all died on the island- half of those children, many swept
away by water.
If you're facing financial losses from Hurricane Fran, the federal
government wants to hear from you.
FEMA officials are opening disaster recovery centers to serve fourteen
jurisdictions in Virginia.
Residents can come to the centers for answers to questions about getting
Meanwhile, authorities caution residents not to be taken in by scam artists
promising to perform flood- related repairs.
IN Q=Some enterprising
((CHIEF NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE: SOME ENTERPRISING BUSINESS PEOPLE INCREASE
THEIR PRICES WHEN SITUATIONS LIKE THIS OCCUR, AND WE'VE HAD SEVERAL CALLS ABOUT
THAT. SO I WOULD SUGGEST THAT THEY GET TWO OR THREE ESTIMATES FROM LEGITIMATE
SUPER=01-Chief Neal Morris/Danville Police; :00
OUT Q=legitimate business people.
Recovery centers in South Boston and Danville open at 1 tomorrow afternoon
and will remain open seven days a week.
A 12 year old told federal lawmakers today that he's addicted to smoking.
Justin Hoover told the Senate panel he started smoking when he was six years
old and now he can't stop.
((JUSTIN HOOVER/12 YEAR OLD SMOKER: I WOULD ALWAYS SEE TOBACCO ADVERTISING
ESPECIALLY JOE COOL FOR CAMEL CIGARETTES AND REALLY THOUGHT IT LOOKED KIND OF
SUPER=01-Justin Hoover/12 year old Smoker;
OUT Q= looked kind of cool."
Todays hearing was on the proposed federal regulations designed to prevent
President Clinton says he's putting children first in his fight with the
Now Virginia tobacco farmers have one more signal the man in the White House
doesn't feel THEIR pain.
Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala brought the news to
Ellen Qualls reports.
IN Q=First the
SUPER=03-Chesterfield Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Donna Shalala/HHS Secretary; :18
SUPER=01-Annice Pell/Chesterfield Co. Farmer; :36
SUPER=01-Jimmy Mullen/Va. Extension Specialist; 1:06
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
(( First the FDA crackdown -- Now Hurricane Fran.
Virginia tobacco farmers are harvesting what they can.
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala -- in Richmond for a
ribbon cutting -- isn't doing much to ease their pain.
((DONNA SHALALA: AS THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN WHO CHILDREN WHO START SMOKING
COMES DOWN, THERE OBVIOUSLY IS AN IMPACT. BUT THE ECONOMIC EFFECTS ARE FAIRLY
MARGINAL ON TOBACCO FARMERS... WANT TO GO INTO AN ALTERNATIVE CROP.))
((ANNICE PELL/CHESTERFIELD CO. FARMER: I'D LIKE TO DO THAT. BUT I DON'T
NOTHING THAT WOULD-- WE FARM. WE'VE GOT HORSES. WE'VE GOT GRAIN. WE'VE GOT
PIGS. WELL WE DON'T, BUT OUR SON-IN-LAWS DO HERE ON THE FARM. AND DON'T NONE
OF IT MAKE NO LIVING. THEY'VE GOT TO WORK SOMEWHERE ELSE. THIS SON-IN-LAW
OVER HERE'S A VETERINARIAN.))
((DONNA SHALALA: WE BELIEVE THAT OUR RECOMMENDATIONS WILL NOT HAVE A SERIOUS
IMPACT ON THE TOBACCO FARMERS OF VIRGINIA FOR EXAMPLE.))
((JIMMY MULLEN/VA. EXTENSION SPECIALIST: AS OF RIGHT NOW, I HAVE NOT SEEN A
CASH CROP THAT CAN REPLACE TOBACCO.))
((ANNICE PELL: WELL IF THERE IS, I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS. UNLESS IT WOULD BE
MARIJUANA. HEH HEH.))
That's NOT one of President Clinton's recommended crops, by the way.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
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Still to come on News 7, police round up suspected drug dealers in the New
and the F-D-A gives Planned Parenthood a controversial clearance to test drug
Robin in WX CENTER
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Planned Parenthood has special clearance from the FDA to test drug-induced
abortions on 3000 women nationwide.
First a woman is injected with Metho-trexate- a drug now used to treat
Then the drug miso-pro-stol is given. It's now used for ulcers.
The abortion is similar to a miscarriage.
And it's effective in 90 percnet of the cases.
((WE HAVE SURVEYS INDICATING THAT ABOUT TWICE AS MANY PHYSICIANS THAT CURRENTLY
PROVIDE SURGICAL ABORTIONS WILL WANT TO PROVIDE MEDICAL ABORTIONS.))
((THE DRUG IS SEVERELY DANGEROUS. IT IS A COMBINATION OF NOT ONE BUT TWO
POWERFUL CHEMICAL COMBINATIONS.))
SUPER=01-Gloria Feldt/Planned Parenthood;
SUPER=01-Olivia Gans/Nat'l Right to Life; 13
OUT Q=POWERFUL CHEMICAL COMBINATIONS."
If the medications are proven safe, Planned Parenthood will
ask the government to approve them for wider use.
Police arrested several alleged drug dealers in Pulaski County this morning
as part of Operation Summer Sweep.
Authorities rounded up 31 suspects on a total of 55 indictments.
They also seized drugs, cash, vehicles, and other property.
((HERB COOLEY/PULASKI POLICE CHIEF: WE FEEL LIKE THIS IS AN AREA WHERE WE HAVE
TO WORK AND HIT THE DRUG DEALERS IN THE POCKETBOOK WHERE IT HURTS, AND SEIZE
THE PROPERTY THAT THEY HAD BEEN ABLE TO ACCUMULATE USING THE PROFITS FROM DRUG
SUPER=01-Herb Cooley/Pulaski Police Chief;
OUT Q=from drug money.
The nine-month investigation targeted street dealers and mid-level
Authorities say the investigation is ongoing.
((EVERETT SHOCKLEY/PULASKI CO. PROSECUTOR: IT'S UNFORTUNATE THAT YOU KNOW, YOU
CAN GO OUT AND ROUND UP 31 PEOPLE AND PUT THEM IN JAIL, AND YET THERE'S ALWAYS
SEEMINGLY SOMEONE THAT WILL TAKE THEIR PLACE. AGAIN, THERE'S MONEY IN DRUGS. ))
SUPER=01-Everett Shockley/Pulaski Co. Prosecutor;
OUT Q=money in drugs.
This investigation was conducted by the Pulaski County Drug Task Force.
Congressman Bobby Scott says he's confident the state will prevail.
But this week in Roanoke, three judges are considering a constitutional
challenge that could require Virginia to redraw his district.
Stretching from Richmond to Tidewater, the Third Congressional District is
the only black majority district in the state.
A national conservative group has mounted a constitutional challenge,
arguing that the district was drawn primarily along racial lines.
But today state lawyers argued there were other considerations as well.
IN Q=There are a number of court cases
((REP. BOBBY SCOTT/D- 3RD DISTRICT: THERE ARE A NUMBER OF COURT CASES THAT WILL
BE CONSIDERED IN FINAL ARGUMENTS, BUT I CERTAINLY THINK THE LINES WERE LEGALLY
DRAWN. THE STATE IS PUTTING ON THAT EVIDENCE AND I THINK THIS CASE OUGHT TO BE
DECIDED IN THE COURTROOM AND NOT IN THE MEDIA. BUT YOU REMAIN FAIRLY CONFIDENT?
I'M OPTIMISTIC FROM WHAT I'VE SEEN SO FAR.))
SUPER=01-Rep. Bobby Scott/(D) 3rd District;
OUT Q=what I've seen so far.
Testimony will continue tomorrow in Roanoke federal court.
For years the counties surrounding Smith Mountain Lake have tried to make
the area more accessible to the public.
Now officials at the state park are taking matters into their own hands.
Cabins will soon be a reality for anyone who wants a 'lake get- away.'
Park Manager Brian Heft hopes 20 cabins will be built by next fall.
He says there will be 2 and 3 bedroom units... complete with full kitchens
IN Q=We've picked
((BRIAN HEFT/PARK MANAGER: WE'VE PICKED ONE OF THE MORE SECLUDED AREAS OF THE
PARK AND IT'S FULL OF HARDWOOD TREES. WE'RE GOING TO DO THE LEAST AMOUNT OF
CLEARING AS WE CAN IN KEEPING WITH THAT SECLUDED FELLING THAT ONE GETS IN BEING
IN AREA LIKE THIS. ))
SUPER=01-Brian Heft/Park Manager;
OUT Q=like this
The money used for this project is part of the state wide bond referendum of
Smith Mountain Lake State Park received 2-million dollars...
Just over one million of that went to the cabin idea.
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Stay with us, it's lights, camera, action as a community college tries a new
way to bring its classes to the students,
and we'll tell you why if you've GOT MILK, you probably paid more for it.
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Putting technology to work.
That's what Virginia Western Community College is doing with its new
Through some sophisticated equipment college professors go LIVE with two
Jay Moore reports.
IN Q=They're miles
SUPER=01-Steve Wilt/DSLCC Student;
SUPER=01-Richard Teaff/DSLCC President;
SUPER=01-Wayne Michie/VWCC Engineer;
OUT Q=Moore, News 7.
(( They're miles apart but Virginia Western, Dabney S- Lancaster Community
College, and Radford University students are able to have the same professor,
at the same time.
It's done through compressed video and interactive t-v.
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IN Q=One never likes
((DON PIEDMONT/INSTRUCTOR: ONE NEVER LIKES TO SEE ONE SELF ON THE TUBE. IT'S
REALLY FASCINATING TALKING BACK AND FORTH TO PEOPLE. ))
OUT Q= forth to people
Using a state grant and money from Bell Atlantic, Virginia Western was able
to equipment two interactive classrooms.
There are two cameras mounted in each room.
SOT 19:50:51- 2
IN Q=In this classroom
((JAY MOORE/REPORTING: IN THIS VIDEO CLASSROOM, PROFESSORS HAVE A TRACKING
DEVICE WHICH ALLOWS THEM TO MOVE AROUND THE ROOM FREELY.))
OUT Q=room freely.
We took advantage of the technology to interview a Dabney student.
SOT 20:02:50- 2
IN Q=It's amazing
((STEVE WILT/D.S.L.C.C Student: IT'S AMAZING HOW TECHNOLOGY HAS CHANGED. I
GRADUATED IN '92 FROM BRIDGEWATER COLLAGE. HERE CLASSES TAKE PART IN
TECHNOLOGY LIKE THIS.))
OUT Q=like this.
SOT 16:32:10 (DSLCC Ribbon Cutting)
IN Q=It really takes
((RICHARD TEAFF/D.S.L.C.C. PRESIDENT: IT REALLY TAKES THE RESOURCES OF BOTH
CAMPUSES AND JOINS THEM FOR A VERY EFFICIENT WAY OF OFFERING EDUCATION.))
OUT Q=offering education.
Virginia Western started the program last month and it didn't go on- line
until the day before classes began.
IN Q=There's a lot
((WAYNE MICHIE/V.W.C.C. ENGINEER: THERE'S A LOT MORE WE CAN DO WITH THAT WE
LEARNED YET I THINK WE'RE DOING VERY WELL AND USING IT THE LIMITED TIME WE HAD
EXPOSURE TO IT.))
OUT Q=exposure to it.
And with technology inproving everyday, he's excited about what the future
In Roanoke, Jay Moore, News 7.
Consumers should expect to pay more for milk.
The U-S Department of Agriculture says lower milk supplies are driving the
cost up around the nation.
A shortage of hay and high feed prices have forced dairy farmers to cut
That combined with a high demand could push prices to record highs.
The U-S-D-A says in some cities the price of a gallon of milk is over three
dollars and is still rising.
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The Virginia Lottery in Richmond incorrectly aired the Lotto numbers tonight.
The correct numbers were 9- 13- 19- 24- 29- 42.
SUPER=03-Lexington/Rick Mast Classic; :00
But first, check out Big Daddy Roy STanley at yesterday's Rick Mast Gold
Classic at the Lexington Country Club.
Roy stepped in to show Rick how to hit the driver. The tourney raised over
$45 thousand for the Rockbridge area free clinic. By the way that shot landed
80 yards from the green. on the next hole.
The Orioles opened play last night against the WhiteSox, leading Chicago by a
half game in the race for the AL east wildcard spot.
SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/White Sox-SportsChannel; :00
Chicago would come out smoking in this game as Frank Thomas hits one deep to
left and you know what you can do with this shot.
nat sound full
OC- ...on the board."
But Baltimore put its share on the board as Bobby Bonilla clears the bases
with this triple to right in a 6 run sixth innings.
Right now the O's & Sox are tied at 6 in the 10th.
The Montreal Expos are still alive in the hunt for the National League
SUPER=03-Chicago/Expos vs. Cubs;:00
Former Salem Buc Moises Alou hit a two run homer in the eighth inning to lift
the Expos to the 2-to-1 win over the Cubs.
The Expos are now just a game and a half out in the race to catch the Padres
for the final NL playoff spot.
In an unfortunate note off the field last night Dodgers star Brett Butler,
who battled back
after a four month battle with cancer, broke his hand on this play last night
trying to bunt.
At first he thought it was a bruise, but X-rays reveal a break and the hand
will be in cast for two to three weeks.
He could be back for the playoffs.
GRAPHIC=VA. TECH FOOTBALL
The Virginia Tech Football Team has been in the news for the wrong reasons
the past couple of weeks, but by no means are off the field problems limited to
The University of Virginia has also had to deal with some of its own problems
in the past year.
All-ACC kicker Rafael Garcia was convicted on a drunk driving charge in
Basketball recruit Melvin Whitaker was arrested for the malicious wounding of
a Cavalier football player on the University grounds in March.
And senior point guard Harold Deane was convicted last month of trespassing
and resisting arrest.
IN Q="They are...
((TERRY HOLLAND/UVA ATHLETIC DIRECTOR:))
SUPER=01-Terry Holland/UVa Athletic Director; :00
OUT Q=...working at it."
Holland is friends with a number of people at Tech, and he knows firsthand
what the coaches and administrators are going through these days.
IN Q="I know...
OUT Q=...THE RIGHT THING."
Athletes at Radford University will have little choice other than to walk a
straight line, now that they are signing a tough new pledge before they
Athletic director Greig Denny admits the policy holds athletes to a higher
standard than other students.
But he says participation in intercollegiate sports is a privilege which
must be taken seriously.
((GREIG DENNY/RU ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: WE'VE TOLD THEM THAT WE'RE CONCERNED ABOUT
STUDENT ATHLETE WELFARE, WE'RE CONCERNED ABOUT OPTIMUM PERFORMANCE AN WE'RE
CONCERNED ABOUT COMMITMENT TO THE PROGRAM. ))
SUPER=01-Greig Denny/RU Athletic Director;
OUT Q=to the program.
Basketball standout Kim Hairston thinks the pledge may improve team
performance, and says she doesn't mind being held to a higher standard.
((KIM HAIRSTON/RU BASKETBALL PLAYER: BECAUSE WE SHOULD BE A ROLE MODEL,
ATHLETES SHOULD BE A ROLE MODEL, SO WE'RE SETTING AN EXAMPLE FOR YOUNGER KIDS.
SUPER=01-Kim Hairston/RU Basketball Player;
OUT Q=for younger kids.
Students promise to steer clear of alcohol and tobacco during their
playing seasons, and illegal drugs at all times.
The first violation gets a one- game suspension. Further violations mean
mandatory suspension for the season, and no athletic aid for the next semester.
Still to come on this Wednesday night, Steve Mason checks in
with our weekly girl's basketball feature, Hometown Hoops Weekly, right after
this quick break.
It's Wednesday night and throughout that means it's time for Hometown Hoops
Weekly with Steve Mason.
SS=Hometown Hoops Weekly Full Screen!
Tonight Steve takes us all around the region with a look a what's been
happening in the past week.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=01-Marilyn Bussey/Northside Girls Basketball Coach; :16
SUPER=01-Wendell Terry/Patrick Co. Girls Basketball Coach; :48
SUPER=01-Marcia Mincer/Fieldale-Coll. Girls Coach; 1:05
SUPER=01-Brenda King/Radford Girls Basketball Coach; 1:33
OUT Q=...News 7 sports"
((Marilyn Bussey's golf game has slipped just a little. She hasn't had as
much time lately.
((MARILYN BUSSEY/NORTHSIDE GIRLS BASKETBALL COACH:))
No question the sacrifice is worth it. her lady Vikings are off to a 5 and 1
start. She has depth, often using 10 players,
is Northside's first district title since 1986 in the cards...wait and see.
Over in the Piedmont, Patrick County is 5 and 1 and has 4 starters back
from last year.
((WENDELL TERRY/PATRICK CO. GIRLS BASKETBALL COACH:))
The lady Cougars have beaten 4 Piedmont teams already, including the
Fieldale Collinsville lady Cavaliers. The 1995 regional contenders lost their 2
top scorers to graduation.
((MARCIA MINCER/FIELDALE-COLLINSVILLE GIRLS COACH:))
The Lady highlanders are 4 and 3. Radford probably has the tallest front 3
in the district, all around 6 feet tall.
King still has to get by Floyd Co. Lady Buffalo Julie Sowers knocked down 6
three pointers in Floyd's loss to Northside last night.
Games to watch for Thursday... Jefferson Forest is at Byrd and Christiansburg
plays Auburn. Don't miss undefeated Lord Botetourt at James River or
Blacksburg at Floyd.
Atlantic City is hosting the Miss America Pageant this weekend.
While more than fifty contestants gear up for Saturday night, there is one
toddler in Covington who will size up the competition as well.
Ron Jones has more.
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SUPER=01-Audra Sylvester/Angelica's Mother; 1:02
OUT Q=Ron Jones, News Seven.
A measure of grace... talent... and of course... beauty!
NAT SOUND (Crowned Miss. Virginia)
Whether you're in your 20's... or beyond... pageants offer contestants the
opportunity to display their God given attributes.
MISS SENIOR CITIZEN FOOTAGE HERE
And Now pageants aren't just for the mature.. but for the pint sized as
Meet 18-month-old Angelica Denise Sylvester.
She can barely speak a few words... but she's the talk of the Beauty Pageant
circuit... dad says it all started the day she was born.
((CHUCK SYLVESTER/ANGELICA'S FATHER: LET'S GO SHOW OFF OUR BABY. WHO WOULDN'T
WANT TO DO THAT IT COST TEN DOLLARS TO ENTER THE FIRST ONE AND SHE'S WON ALL
THE PRIZE MONEY AND THE ENDORSEMENTS ALL THE WAY UP TO THE INTERNATIONAL
Surrounded by the glitter of her trophies... in Angel's early career she has
won local, state, national, and international awards.
However, some may wonder if mom and dad are expecting to much from their
((AUDRA SYLVESTER/ANGELICA'S MOTHER: IT'S ALL FUN. THERE'S PEOPLE THERE THAT
TAKE IT SERIOUSLY AND IT'S ALL FOR FUN. THERE'S 83 BABIES THERE, EVERYBODY'S
GETTING TO KNOW EACH OTHER. WE JUST THINK OF IT AS FUN.))
So, will she be Miss America in the year two-thousand--sixteen?
((AUDRA SYLVESTER/ANGELICA'S MOTHER: WHO KNOWS SHE MAY BE MISS. AMERICA BUT
WE'RE NOT GOING TO PUSH HER. IT'S ALL LEFT UP TO HER WHEN SHE'S ABLE TO DECIDE
WHAT SHE WANTS TO DO.))
So, watch out Miss America... there's a little angel on the loose... and she
wants your crown.
Ron Jones, News Seven.