(( HERE'S WHAT'S NEXT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME...
THE MUCH-AWAITED FEDERAL RESERVE MEETING HAS COME AND GONE, AND INTEREST
RATES REMAIN UNCHANGED.
A FIREY EXPLOSION AFTER A TWO CAR ACCIDENT, REROUTES TRAFFIC ON INTERSTATE
581 TODAY, INJURING TWO PEOPLE... ))
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TOP STORY GRAPHIC 11004
And the Top Story this Tuesday night September 24th...
A 24-year old Franklin County woman is charged with the murder of her
Good Evening this is News-7 Primetime, I'm Connie Stevens.
Franklin County authorities are still trying to figure out what triggered
the fatal shooting.
24-year old Angela Light is being held on 50- thousand dollars bond.
Last night, shots rang out at her (SID-ners-vill) Sydnorsville trailer.
When sheriff's deputies arrived, 29-year old Clyde Price, Junior was already
Price went by the nickname, "Sonny". He suffered multiple gunshot wounds to
his chest and back.
IN Q=The victim's
((LIEUTENANT EWELL HUNT/FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE: THE VICTIM'S BODY HAS
BEEN SENT FOR AN AUTOPSY. IT'S AT THE MEDICAL EXAMINER'S IN ROANOKE FOR THE
WESTERN DISTRICT. OBVIOUSLY TESTS-- TOXICOLOGY TESTS AND OTHER TESTS WILL
DETERMINE EXACT CAUSE OF DEATH.))
SUPER=01-Lt. Ewell Hunt/Franklin Co. Sheriff's Dept.
OUT Q= cause of death
Light was arrested at her home shortly after the shooting.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for October 23rd.
Interest rates affect consumers on everything from home equity loans to car
The rates are NOT going up any time soon-- after a Federal Reserve Board
Housing construction and industrial production remain at high levels...
unemployment is at a seven year low.
Those factors have many wondering is the economy TOO strong?
IN Q=The Feds are
((KNIGHT KIPLINGER/"KIPLINGER WASHINGTON LETTER": THE FEDS ARE NOT LOOKING IN
THE REARVIEW MIRROR THEY ARE LOOKING IN THEIR TELESCOPE AT WHAT LIES AHEAD AND
THEY ARE SEEING A SLOWING OF THE ECONOMY AND NO NEED TO RAISE INTEREST RATES
SUPER=01-Knight Kiplinger/"Kiplinger Washington Letter";
OUT Q=rates right now.
Experts say the Fed sees evidence of slowing in consumer spending.
Retailers are feeling the results of Americans huge debt burden...and the
growing number of personal bankruptcies.
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A spectacle on Interstate 581 today--
Two people were injured when a small car and a tractor- trailer collided
and caught fire in Roanoke.
The accident happened in the southbound lanes of 581 near the Hershberger
Road interchange at about three o'clock.
The vehicles were driving beside each other when the CAR left the road.
Witnesses say the car hit the median, and then went under the trailer.
The two people in the car were injured, but escaped, with the help of
other motorists, then the car AND trailer exploded.
The injured were taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, their injuries are
Police closed the highway in both directions for more than an hour.
The Roanoke County Board of supervisors has given its blessing to a plan
that would allow the Roanoke Valley Resource Authority to collect commercial
double boxes Connie/JoeD
Joe Dashiell reports tonight from the County Administration Center where
private waste haulers argued against the decision tonight.
(joed ad lib)
(roll Cue: ...get into the commercial waste hauling business.)
IN Q=what gives me my passion
SUPER=01-Karen Freeland/Browning Ferris Industries; :00
OUT Q=going to Tennessee.
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(questions: Were there any other issues of note tonight. )
More NEWS-7 Primetime is heading your way on WEFC-- a critic of DNA at the
Simpson trial is now heralding the process.
And what kind of health is astronaut Shannon Lucid in-- after being in space
six months? The story when NEWS-7 Primetime continues.
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The world's major nuclear powers have agreed to give up nuclear weapons
President Clinton was the first to sign a nuclear test ban treaty at the
United Nations today.
((WE TAKE A GIANT STEP FORWARD. BY OVERWHELMING GLOBAL CONSENSUS WE WILL MAKE A
SOLEMN COMMITTMENT TO END ALL NUCLEAR TESTING FOR ALL TIME.))
OUT Q=TESTING FOR ALL TIME.
The ban prohibits all nuclear testing- underground, underwater, in the
atmosphere and outerspace.
But not all nations think it's a good idea.
India, Libya and North Korea are refusing to sign it-
The treaty can not be made law without the approval of all 44 countries
that have nuclear weapons.
Jury selection in O.J. Simpson's civil trial has reopened a racial divide.
Three blacks, two whites and one Asian were excused today for having strong
The black prospects declared Simpson innocent-- the whites said he was
Meantime, Barry Scheck the man who cast doubts on the reliability of DNA
evidence during Simpson's criminal trial was in Richmond today.
Surprisingly, asking Virginia lawmakers for more money to support one of the
nation's best forensic labs.
Ellen Qualls reports.
IN Q=Barry Scheck
SUPER=01-Barry Scheck/Defense Attorney; :16
SUPER=01-Sen. Janet Howell/(D) Reston; 1:02
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
(( Barry Scheck did NOT come to Virginia to talk about O.J. Simpson.
Because Virginia forensic scientists, and what they're doing with the DNA
strands that identify killers and victims, are worlds away from the L.A.P.D,
planted gloves, and acquitted celebrities.
SOT 03:04:47 tape one
((BARRY SCHECK/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: HERE I AM THE DARTH VADER OF DEFENSE COUNSEL
IN TERMS OF ATTACKING WHAT I WOULD CONSIDER BAD DNA TESTING. AND I'M TELLING
YOU, THE LEGISLATURE, YOU HAVE A GOOD LAB. THEY'RE DOING GREAT THINGS AND
THEY'LL DO MORE GOOD THINGS TO CONVICT THE GUILTY AND EXONERATE THE INNOCENT IF
YOU GIVE THEM MORE MONEY.)) RUNS=:19
In fact, Scheck believes Virginia's lab is one of the top two in the nation.
But director Paul Ferrara's NOT one to beg.
The problem, as Scheck told the state Crime Commission, is wasted potential.
DNA samples from felons and crime scenes that haven't been entered into any
sot 07:19:15 NEXT TO LAST STANDUP TAPE TWO
((VIRGINIA'S BEEN COLLECTING THESE SAMPLES SINCE 1989. AND STORING THEM IN
FREEZERS LIKE THIS. 122- THOUSAND SAMPLES HAVE YET TO BE ENTERED INTO THE DATA
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((SEN. JANET HOWELL: AND JUST KNOWING THAT THEY WERE GOING INTO THOSE FREEZERS
THAT WE ALSO SAW, FREEZER AFTER FREEZER AFTER FREEZER AFTER FREEZER, JUST TO
So now, lawmakers must put a price tag on the best path to justice science
has yet to offer.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
The Independent candidate for the Fighting Ninth finds himself in Ross
Tom Roberts says incumbent Congressman Rick Boucher doesn't want to face
him in a debate and risk losing votes.
Yesterday, Boucher told News-7 he thinks the same standards that apply to
presidential debates should apply in the ninth district.
Reform Party presidential candidate Ross Perot is being excluded from those
ROBERTS says if he's not allowed to debate with republican Patrick Muldoon
and Boucher, it's because Boucher is trying to hide his record.
((TOM ROBERTS/I-CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS: IF YOU LOOK AT THE NUMBERS FROM THE
PREVIOUS ELECTIONS HE DID NOT WIN BY HUGE MAJORITIES. NOW WITH A THREE-WAY RACE
HE HAS A VERY GOOD CHANCE OF LOSING THIS AND HE'D LIKE TO EXCLUDE US TO TRY TO
KEEP THIS KIND OF INFORMATION OUT OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC EYE. ))
SUPER=01-Tom Roberts/(I) Candidate for Congress;
OUT Q=general public eye.
Today, Boucher said details of a debate are still being hammered out--
So far no decision has been reached whether Roberts will be invited to a
Still to come, The Virginia Tech Hokies have the longest winning streak in
ANd a little later, bring your rod and reel down to Smith Mountain Lake--
everyone's invited, all year long. Stay tuned.
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Her feet still haven't touched Mother Earth-- but Shannon Lucid is on her
way home, along with the rest of the Shuttle Atlantis crew.
The shuttle is due back on Earth Thursday-- the 188-TH day of Lucid's trip.
NASA doctors worry she may face a battery of health problems--
She may have lost as much as 25-percent of her muscle strength during her
stay on MIR-- despite a constant exercise plan.
IN Q=Well every day
((SHANNON LUCID/WELL EVERY DAY THE RUSSIANS HAVE A PROGRAM OF WHAT TO DO EVERY
DAY, IT'S IN A FOUR DAY CYCLE, A PROGRAM OF EXERCISES, RIDING A TREADMILL OR
BICYCLE OR EXPANDERS AND I DID THAT EVERYDAY I WAS UP THERE, AND NO, I WILL NOT
MISS IT. ))
OUT Q=miss it.
In the past, returning astronauts have also suffered from vertigo, anemia,
fatigue, a depressed immune system, and bone loss.
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More NEWS-7 Primetime is coming up-- we'll be right back.
go to break
Here's a productive scenerio: what if tobacco growers and health advocates
worked together to address smoking issues?
A symposium in Roanoke is bringing both sides of a bitter war together this
Eric Earnhart tells us if it's working.
IN Q=The white flag went up
SUPER=19-Eric Earnhart; :15-quick
SUPER=04-File Tape; :28
SUPER=01-Dr. David Lewis/Martinsville Physician; :35
SUPER=01-Lucy Conner/Halifax Co. Tobacco Grower; :51
SUPER=01-Wayne Purcell/Agricultural Economist; 1:08
OUT Q=EE, News 7
((The white flag went up at the Hotel Roanoke... as both sides took a break
from the battle at the Tobacco and Health Symposium.
IN Q=for years
((ERIC EARNHART: FOR YEARS MILLIONS OF DOLLARS HAVE BEEN SPENT IN A TUG OR WAR
OVER THIS LITTLE CYLINDER, BUT AT THIS SYMPOSIUM, THE FOLKS ON BOTH SIDES OF
THAT BATTLE ARE TRYING TO FIND WAYS TO WORK TOGETHER))
OUT Q=to work together
It's not easy, but they did grab a piece of common ground... Both sides agreed
that children and teens should not be smoking... and that federal regulations
should not threaten the economic health of farming communities...
IN Q=We all want
((DR. DAVID LEWIS/MARTINSVILLE:WE ALL WANT OUR COMMUNITIES TO BE SUCCESSFUL,
AND OUR FAMILIES TO BE WELL. ))
OUT Q=our families to be well
But even with that agreement, some tobacco growers are suspicious of the
long term motives of anti-smoking groups.
IN Q=because I don't
((LUCY CONNER, HALIFAX COUNTY: BECAUSE i DON'T THINK THE AMERICAN SOCIETY IS
JUST AFTER KEEPING TEENS FROM SMOKING, I THINK THEY WANT TO MAKE THIS A
SMOKELESS SOCIETY, AND THAT IS A THREAT TO ME. ))
OUT Q=that is a threat to me
IN Q=there's no other single
((WAYNE PURCELL/AGRICULTURAL ECONOMIST:THERE'S NO OTHER SINGLE CROP THAT CAN
COME CLOSE TO REPLACING TOBACCO AS AN INCOME GENERATOR AND I THINK THE HEALTH
ADVOCATE SIDE NEEDS TO UNDERSTAND THAT VIEWPOINT AND MAYBE OVER TIME, WITH THIS
KIND OF CONFERENCEING, WE'LL GET TO COMMON GROUND AND WORK TOGETHER TOWARD
COMMON SOLUTIONS. ))
OUT Q=toward common solutions
And while they may be a long way from those solutions, at least they're
talking. Eric Earnhart, News 7))
It's time to start thinking about getting this year's flu shot.
Getting a shot in late September or early October will provide immunity to
protect you at about the time the flu is expected to start hitting-- early
Of course, it's no guarantee but the shot works 70 to 80 percent of the
Even if you do get the flu, it will probably be a milder case.
Everyone should consider getting immunized-- but especially children,
those over 65 and people with serious medical conditions such as diabetes, or
Tonight, some interesting pictures that sure might be the next best thing
to being there--
We'll head to Russia--where some 560 daredevils from 26
countries are gathering, for the International Parachute Competition.
Parachutists here are dreaming of setting a world record by doing a
formation jump consisting of hundreds of parachutes.
Well into the first week of trials-- and they're nowhere near their goal.
BUT-- there have been some pretty impressive jumps-- including one with 33
female parachutists keeping their formation for 15 seconds.
The Texas Rangers make a little breathing room for themselves today, Dan
Marino is out for possibly month or more with a fractured ankle.
And Roy Stanley will check in from Tech to see how the Hokies plan to serve
up a win over Syracuse.
But first today in Baltimore, Orioles fan Dan Jones sold the ball that
Eddie Murray hit for his 500th career homer for $500 thousand dollars.
The man who bought the ball is Michael Lasky the founder of the Psychic
And with his help but none of his money we now unveil tonight's scoreboard.
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The Texas Rangers reduced their magic number in the to clinching the AL WEst
title to four games today as they beat the Oakland A's 7-to-3.
SUPER=03-Oakland, CA/Rangers vs. A's; :00
Here's some nice videotape of Robin and Me putting on our makeup before the
And here's a nice look at Mickey Tettleton - the former Oriole who got the
job done today with the two run homer in the fourth inning. It's his
24th dinger of the year and the Rangers keep the Mariners off their heels today
with the 7-to-3 win.
The Miami Dolphins lost to the Colts last night and this afternoon they lost
quarterback Dan Marino.
And MRI exam this afternoon revealed that the right ankle he thought he
sprained was actually fractured.
He will be out for possibly a month, but Jimmy Johnson says it's not the end
of the world.
IN Q="By no means...
((JIMMY JOHNSON/MIAMI HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Jimmy Johnson/Miami Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...FOR SEATTLE."
GRAPHIC=big east football
After opening the Big East portion of their schedule with wins over Boston
College and Rutgers, the Hokies now have their sights set on a nationally
televised showdown with winless.
Now that they have the longest winning streak in the nation, they are moving
up in the world, and even making deliveries.
Roy Stanley explains.
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach;
SUPER=01-Billy Conaty/Va. Tech Center; :47
OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."
((Tickets to the Hokies home games are selling like pancakes.
A city of tents surrounded the Cassell as students camped out to get
tickets to the U-V-a game on November 29-th.
Beamer and some of his players were up at the crack of dawn this morning
serving up 30 dozen donuts and 40 gallons of coffee and Hot chocolate.))
((FRANK BEAMER/VA. TECH HEAD COACH: ))
((The Students have reason to be excited about Tech football.
The Hokies are 3 and 0 and now have the longest winning streak in the
nation at 13 games as they prepare for this weeks game at Syracuse.))
((BILLY CONATY/VA. TECH CENTER: ))
((ROY STANDUP: ))
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And don't forget you can watch the Hokies and Orangemen battle saturday at
3:30 LIVE from the Carrier Dome right here on Your Hometown Station.
If you enjoy fishing, you no longer need a boat to hook a deep water bass on
Smith Mountain Lake.
State game officials dedicated a new deep water, handicapped accessible
fishing pier at Smith Mountain Lake State Park.
The 100-foot pier provides improved access for anglers of all ages and
IN Q=Our experience with
((WILLIAM WOODFIN/GAME & INLAND FISHERIES: OUR EXPERIENCE WITH THIS KIND OF
FACILITY IS THEY'RE VERY, VERY POPULAR. YOU COULD LOOK AT THE DESIGN, YOU CAN
SEE IT'S DESIGNED FOR PEOPLE THAT MAY HAVE SOME HANDICAP AND FOR THOSE THAT
DON'T, AND WE HAVE 21 OF THESE TYPES OF FACILITIES AROUND THE STATE, NOT QUITE
OF THIS SIZE NECESSARILY, AND THEY'VE BEEN POPULAR FOR US.))
SUPER=01-William Woodfin/Game & Inland Fisheries; :00
OUT Q=popular for us.
The pier cost more than one hundred thousand dollars to build.
Proceeds from statewide sales of fishing equipment and motor boat fuel
helped fund the project.
The pier and the nearby boat launch are open 24 hours a day year round.
Here's what we are working on in the newsroom for NEWS-7 at 11.
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SUPER=78-"The Way It Was"
Kimberly McBroom introduces us to an historian in Henry County-- who has
written a book.
She says it is a personal account including anecdotes from growing up in
Martinsville and Henry County.
Jean Jadhon has the story in 30 minutes on NEWS-7 at 11 on WDBJ-7. See you