He's been gone for more than a week.
Today-- law enforcement officers step up their search for a missing teenager.
Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.
Officials are searching for a missing Frankin County high school student.
Today-- sheriff's deputies and volunteers searched the area around the Pigg River hoping to find 15- year old Steve Dillon
Kate Weidaw has more.
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[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Morris Stephenson/Volunteer; :35]
[SUPER=01-Steven Dillon/Missing Teen's Father; :54 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-Lt. David Cundiff/Franklin Co. Sheriff's Dept.; 1:07]
[OUT Q=kw news7]
(([NAT SOUND OF HELICOPTER]
State Police spent more than an hour flying over the Pigg River in Franklin County searching for 15 year old Steve Dillon. The Franklin County high school student allegedly ran away from home on April 27-th and hasn't been heard from or seen since.
((NAT SOUND: I FEEL LIKE IF HE'S THERE WE'LL FIND HIM.))
Saturday, officials found evidence alongside the Pigg River that has lead them to focus their search in the water.
Morris Stephenson brought his canoe to join in the search. He says the river has high banks and only a few deep sections.
((MORRIS STEPHENSON: IF HE'S IN THIS STRETCH OF WATER HE'LL EITHER BE IN ONE SIDE OR THE OTHER.))
Saturday night more than 40 people searched near the river and around the Old Power Dam and found nothing.
Dillon's father says he hasn't given up hope of finding his son alive.
((STEVEN DILLON/MISSING TEENS FATHER: IF HE'S OUT THERE WE'D LIKE HIM TO COME HOME OR CALL HOME....(CRYING)))
Dillon says his son has ran away before but he was only gone for three days.
Now, more than a week after his disappearance officials say the search isn't over yet.
((LT. DAVID CUNDIFF: WHAT WE'LL TRY AND DO IS FIGURE OUT A WAY TO BRING IN A CAMERA OR WE COULD PUT IT IN THE DEEPEST PART OF THE DAM WHERE THE CURRENT IS TO STRONG FOR DIVERS.))
((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: THE SEARCH WILL CONTINUE TOMORROW BUT THE FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT IS ASKING FOR YOUR HELP. IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION YOU'RE ASKED TO CALL THE ROANOKE POLICE DEPARTMENT OR THE FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT. ))
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U-S Attorney General John Ashcroft has authorized prosecutors to seek the death penalty in a Tazewell County triple homicide.
[SUPER=03-Tazewell Co./File Tape;]
38- year old Sam Ealy will go to trial November sixth.
36- year old Walter "Pete" Church will also be prosecuted in connection with the case.
The two are accused of killing a family of three more than ten years ago at their home in Pocahontas.
Prosecutors say the three were murdered to prevent them from testifying in a drug case.
Robert Blake checked himself into a hospital today for high blood pressure.
This... just two days after the actor's wife was shot to death outside a Los Angeles restaurant.
Chris Lawrence has the latest.
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[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Harland Braun/Blake's Attorney; :13 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-Sean Stanek/Witness; :48]
[SUPER=01-Chris Lawrence/Reporting; 1:12]
Robert Blake returned home from the hospital Sunday ..after briefly
checking in for high blood pressure. It's been a long weekend for the
actor ..after he left his wife sitting in a car down the street from a
Los Angeles restaurant ..and came back to find her shot in the head.
"Hindsight is always 20/20."
Blake's lawyer says Blake has a permit to carry a handgun. And he had it
on him Friday night because his wife was afraid for her life. Blake's
lawyer says Bonnie Bakely had run cons where she would bilk old men out
of their money. And Blake carried the gun to protect her from
(SOT HARLAND BRAUN/BLAKE'S ATTORNEY)
"When he sat down he had the gun in his waistband. He sat it in the seat
and put his sweatshirt over the seat. And when he left, he just forgot."
When they returned to their car, Blake went back to the restaurant to
get the gun. He says when he came back, his wife had been shot once in
the head. That's when he ran to this man's house ..hysterical.
(SOT SEAN STANEK/WITNESS)
"He just needed help. His wife was hurt very badly, and to call the
paramedics ..call 911."
Sean Stanek says he went to the car and tried to help Bakely as best he
"She was not talking. I did try to talk to her. She was not responding."
Blake and his wife married four months ago ..after blood tests proved he
was the father of their 11-month old daughter. They did not live in the
Sting is kicking off his U-S tour-- and one of his first stops brought him to the Star City.
Hundreds crowded into the Roanoke Civic Center tonight to hear his songs from the days he was with Police and his new hits off his latest C-D "Absolute Sting".
Yesterday-- Sting kicked off his U-S tour in Washington D.C.
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Another lawsuit has been filed against the proposed merger of First Union and Wachovia.
Last week a Virginia shareholder filed a lawsuit claiming the merger is structured to benefit bank officials - at the expense of shareholders.
It's the second such lawsuit filed against the proposed deal.
Terms of the merger have First Union acquiring Wachovia - exchanging two of its shares for each one of Wachovia's.
The merger is expected to result in 7-THOUSAND job cuts.
The world's first space tourist is raving about his experience.
Today Dennis Tito arrived back on Earth after spending 20- million dollars to find paradise in space.
Pamela McCall reports.
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[IN Q=Landing on]
[SUPER=03-Arkalyk, Kazakhstan; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dennis Tito/Space Tourist; :11]
[OUT Q=Pamela McCall, CBS News.]
LANDING ON TIME AND APPEARING IN GOOD SPIRITS, DENNIS TITO WAS CARRIED
OUT OF HIS RUSSIAN SPACE CAPSULE ... AFTER RETURNING FROM THE VACATION
OF A LIFETIME.
(DENNIS TITO/SPACE TOURIST)
"It was paradise. I just came back from paradise"
TITO WAS WELCOMED BACK TO EARTH WITH MUCH FANFARE, AFTER A WEEK-LONG
TRIP TO THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION -- MAKING HIM THE WORLD'S FIRST
SPACE TOURIST. THE WEALTHY AMERICAN PAID THE RUSSIANS A HEFTY 20-MILLION
DOLLARS FOR THE HISTORIC FLIGHT.
"My personal experience went well beyond my dream. I turned out to feel
the best I felt in my entire life while I was in space."
TITO UNDERWENT EXTENSIVE TRAINING BEFORE BLASTING OFF WITH TWO OTHER
COSMONAUTS ON APRIL 28TH.
BUT TITO'S VISIT TO THE SPACE STATION HAS CAUSED A MAJOR RIFT BETWEEN
U.S. AND RUSSIAN SPACE OFFICIALS. NASA MAINTAINS TITO HAD NO BUSINESS
BEING THERE. THE AGENCY EVEN BANNED HIM FROM ENTERING CERTAIN PARTS OF
HOWEVER, TITO SAYS THIS TYPE OF SPACE TRAVEL NEEDS TO BE EXPLORED.
"Whether they know it or not, it's going to be the best thing that ever
happened to NASA."
MEANWHILE, EXPECT THE STRAPPED-FOR-CASH RUSSIAN SPACE PROGRAM TO HOST
MORE PAYING CUSTOMERS IN THE FUTURE. PEOPLE LOOKING FOR THE ULTIMATE
VACATION ... THAT CAN'T BE FOUND ANYWHERE ON EARTH.
PAMELA MCCALL, CBS NEWS
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Mustangs are as American as apple pie.
Today members of the Roanoke Valley Mustang Club polished their classic cars and trucks for the annual Round Up car show.
The club partnered with the Virginia Museum of Transportation for the event and parked more than 85 mustangs in the front lot.
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[IN Q=the mustang]
((KOY FARTHING: THE MUSTANG IS JUST PART OF THE TRUE AMERICANA, IT'S THE YOUNG AND OLD VERSIONS OF IT AND THAT'S REFLECTED IN OUR CROWD.))
[SUPER=01-Koy Farthing/Mustang Club Pres.]
[OUT Q=reflected in our crowd.]
This is the 13-th year the club has displayed Mustangs belonging to club members.
Coming up, hundreds of decendants of Thomas Jefferson are in Charlottesville this weekend, including some with ties to Sally Hemmings...
and the Civil War effectively ended in Wilmer McLean's parlor. We'll take a trip to Appomattox Courthouse in just a few minutes.
A soccer match turned into pandemonium today in Iran.
The chaos started when a grandstand roof collapsed at a stadium.
Iranian news agency reports say several fans were killed and hundreds were injured.
Witnesses say police clashed with fans.
A local doctor says some victims were shot.
Hundreds of Thomas Jefferson's family gather in Charlottesville this weekend for their annual reunion.
Among those in attendance... descendants of Sally Hemings.
The gathering comes a month after the release of an independent report by some of Jefferson's descendants.
The report asserts that the Hemingses should be turned away because their ties to the Jefferson clan are based mostly on oral history, not science.
The president of the Thomas Jefferson Heritage Society estimates
that 70 percent of Jefferson's descendants agree with the report.
[TAPE#=Time Off #2 45:55]
A small town in Central Virginia played a big part to end the War Between the States.
In this week's Time Off Shannon Young takes us to Appomattox Courthouse.
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[IN Q=Past and present collide at Appomattox Courthouse National Historical Park.]
[SUPER=01-Kim Coons/National Park Service; 27]
(( Past and present collide at Appomattox Courthouse National Historical Park.
Although it's been more than 136-years since the Civil War came to a symbolic end here, not a whole lot has changed at the courthouse.
It was April 9th, 1865 that General Robert E. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysses S. Grant and his federal forces.
The act put the tiny town on the map.
[IN Q=To me, the park is awesome...]
((To me, the park is awesome. We try to depict 1865 and what it would have been like. In the summer months we have soldiers here.))
[OUT Q=we have soldiers here.]
[IN Q=The tavern owner's not home...]
((The tavern owner's not home so I'm sure he won't mind us borrowing his porch.))
[OUT Q=mind us borrowing his porch.]
Soldiers who'll take you on a tour of the town's hub where the one hundred or so residents would meet to talk and greet travelers.
They'll show you what it was like to be a criminal behind bars in the town jail.
And they'll direct you to the famous McLean House where the formal surrender papers were signed.
[IN Q=It was really a gentleman's agreement.]
((It was really a gentleman's agreement. It set the stage for reunification. There was talk of guerilla warfare but Lee would hear nothing of it.))
[OUT Q=Lee would hear nothing of it.]
In the Visitor's Center you can track both armies' progress on an electric map, and watch slideshow's on Lee's retreat.
And check out artifacts, like bullets and cannonballs found in the area.
Then, head outside to stand on the stage road where Virginia's soldiers abandoned their cause.
[SOT (STANDUP) 22:14:35-22:14:45]
[IN Q=It was on this roadway...]
((It was on this roadway that Confederate soldiers surrendered their weapons while Union soldiers saluted. That display of respect helped set the tone for reconciliation in the years to come.))
[OUT Q=reconciliation in the years to come.]
[IN Q=You can imagine what emotion...]
((You can imagine what emotion they were feeling as they gave up their flags to, in essence, the enemy. But they then realized they were all one country, we're all Americans now.))
[OUT Q=were all Americans now.]
Who need only look to this park to see where the war's wounds started to heal.
Shannon Young, News 7, Appomattox.))
Well, a cool day today, Jacey Birch will have your start of the week forecast coming up... and
The first Bush administration had plenty of pearls, now the second one has a diamond.
The White House opened up a league of its own today. Stay with us.
[Feedback, May 6]
A viewer protests our coverage of some barely-covered protestors.
Here's assignment editor Joe McKean with this week's Feedback.
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[IN Q=Opening animation...]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Tuesday; :05]
[OUT Q=animation close]
((The demonstration by some students at Hollins University, including three who were nude, was hardly newsworthy, according to a viewer from Danville (Donald Merricks).
"and by covering their protest you gave them exactly what they wanted. Sometimes I feel that it is best to ignore such vulgar protests and your newscast would have been much better had you done so in this case.
The protest a few days later by some Blacksburg High School students in support of the Indian mascot disturbed one senior (Colin Ward) who said it was unproductive and poorly organized. He also was concerned that "What happened was not a protest, it was an administration-sponsored day during which anyone could skip any class they wished and suffer no repercussions. The precedent that the administration set not only says that it is OK to skip whenever you want, but gives the impression that any rules of the school can be broken at will. This is not going to be good for the upcoming classes, or for the image of the school in the state, and this is a shame."
News-7 welcomes your comments on our news coverage.
Here's our mailing address...our fax number...our e-mail address.
Or take part in the online forum at our website.
Joe McKean, News-7)).
The South Lawn of the White House turned into a "field of dreams" today for 32 boys and girls from Washington, D-C.
Aleen Sirgany has the story.
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[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Aleen Sirgany/Reporting; :49]
[OUT Q=CBS News, Washington.]
((IT COULD HAVE BEEN ANY BACKYARD BASEBALL GAME, WITH TWO EXCITED
TEAMS, HAMBURGERS ON THE GRILL
(NAT ANTHEM: And the home of the brave)
TRACK: AND THE SINGING OF THE NATIONAL ANTHEM.
(NATS BUSH) Welcome to baseball at the White House.
TRACK: BUT THERE WERE A FEW MAJOR DIFFERENCES HERE. THIS GAME FEATURED
A PEP-TALK FROM THE PRESIDENT
(SOT: BUSH I will always do my best. Allright, lets play ball.)
TRACK: WHO ALSO PLACED THE FIRST BALL ON THE TEE. THE SAN DIEGO
CHICKEN CAME AS HEAD CHEERLEADER. AND ANNOUNCING DUTIES FELL TO
PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL COMMENTATOR BOB COSTAS,
(NAT: COSTAS An incredible catch!!!)
TRACK: WHO CLEARLY DID HIS HOMEWORK ON THE PLAYERS.
(SOT: Bob Costas/T-ball Announcer: He likes Winnie the Pooh, math and
the Power Rangers.)
(STAND-UP: With Bob Costas doing the announcing, it has the feel of the
real thing, only theres no score and the game comes to an end only
after every single player comes to bat.)
(NAT: Costas: runners on 1ST AND 2ND, with 6 out)
TRACK: THIS IS THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF SUMMER GAMES ON THE SOUTH LAWN,
WITH ALL BATTERS FACING AWAY FROM THE BUILDING. SO THERES NO NEED TO
WORRY ABOUT BROKEN WINDOWS AT THE WHITE HOUSE. ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS,
The Salem Avalanche three game winning streak ended yesterday as Wilmington beats the Avalanche 7 to 4.
[SUPER=03-Salem/Avalanche vs Blue Rocks; :]
We pick it up in third Wilmington's Alexis Gomez hits a grounder to right field that brings in a run to make it 4 to 3 Salem in the third.
Then in the top of the fifth, Mike Tonis hits a shot just past the short stop and Angel Berroa comes in to score and the game was tied at 4 to 4.
Then in the sixth with runners on first and second Eric Nelson hits the ball to first the throw goes to second for one out but the bad throw brings in a runner Wilmington went up 5 to 4 and the Blue Rocks get the 7 to 4 win.
Salem opens a three game series tonight at Salem Stadium against the Lynchburg Hillcats.
Mike Mussina returned to Baltimore yesterday and he lead New York to a 2 to 1 win over the Orioles.
[SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/WNYW; :]
The crowd cheered and booed as Mussina took the field for the first time against his old team.
Baltimore took the early lead when Mike Bordick hits a line drive to centerfield scoring Brady Anderson to make it 1 to nothing Orioles.
Then with the scored tied at 1 to 1 in the 8th New York's Scott Brosious goes deep over the left field wall and the Yankees win it 2 to 1.
In Atlanta, Chipper Jones was hot at the plate as the Braves beat St. Louis 7 to 5.
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/KPLR; :]
The Braves fell behind in the second inning when Edgar Renteria sends this Kevin Millwood pitch over the left field wall for a solo homer and a 3 to nothing Cardinal lead.
Chipper Jones tied the game with a 2 run homer in the third then in the fifth he hits a solo homer off Darryl Kile and the Braves cruise to the 7 to 4 win.
Milwaukee beats Charlotte in the N-B-A playoffs... More later on Morning.
Luis Gonzalez drove in four runs as Arizona beat New York today 8 to 2.
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/FOX SPORTS; :]
Mets catcher Mike Piazza back in the lineup after missing two games with a sore wrist.
Arizona would get on the board in the top of the third. Luis Gonzalez sends this pitch over the wall in right centerfield for a three run homer and the Diamondbacks led 3 to nothing.
The Mets would trim the lead in the fourth inning. Robin Ventura goes deep over the right field wall for a solo homer in the fourth to make it 3 to 1 and Arizona goes on to win it 8 to 2.
The Milwaukee Bucks won their opener in their best of seven second round playoff series with Charlotte.
The Bucks beat the Hornets 104 to 92.
[SUPER=03-Milwaukee, WI/NBC SPORTS; :]
Charlotte's Jamaal Mashburn warming up before the opening tipoff.
Milwaukee cruised through the first half and when Sam Cassell hit this buzzer beating three the Bucks took a 15 point lead into the locker room at the half.
Charlotte would rally behind Mashburn here driving to the hoop for the score to make it 71 to 56.
The Hornets got to within four but Ray Allen took over in the fourth quarter he scored 26 points in the Bucks 104 to 92 win.
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[IN Q="As we...]
[SUPER=01-Ray Allen/Scored 26 Points; :]
[OUT Q=.....when it counted."]
Game two is Tuesday night in Milwaukee.
Vince Carter matched Allen Iverson point for point to lead the Raptors to a 96 to 93 win over the Philadelphia 76-ers.
Carter scored 35 points, including 4 in the final 13 seconds of the game to secure the win. The Raptors lead the series 1 to nothing.
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA/NBC SPORTS; :]
In Los Angeles, Shaquille O'Neal led the Lakers to an opening round over Sacramento.
Shaq poured in 44 points pulled down 21 rebounds and blocked 7 shots as the Lakers beat the Kings 108 to 105 to lead that series 1 game to none.
And here are tonight's scores.
[WIPE TO MOTION]
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[SUPER=0096-j/Toronto/96//Philadelphia/93//Raptors Lead 1-0/;]
[SUPER=0091-j/Cleveland/10//Tampa Bay/3///j/N.Y. Yankees/2//Baltimore/1///;]
[SUPER=0092-j/Arizona/8//N.Y. Mets/2///j/San Diego/8//Cincinnati/2///;]
[OUT Q=....last score."]
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Coastal Carolina won its second consecutive Big South Softball championship yesterday beating Winthrop 9 to 2.
[SUPER=03-Salem/Winthrop vs. Coastal Carolina;]
The Eagles earned a chance at the title by beating Charleston Southern in extra innings in the first game of the afternoon.
The Chanticleers took the board first Karly E Fortune's grounder to short scores Kara Schwind from third. Coastal Carolina has a two-nothing lead in the fourth.
Still in the fourth, Kris Tie Pulchinski looks down the third baseline for a double. Two runs score and the Chanticleers are up by four.
Wintrop would make a come back with two runs in the fourth. Anne Geddings brings in one of those runs, but the Eagles fall short and Coastal Carolina wins its second straight title 9-to-2.
Phil Mickelson started yesterday on top but it was David Toms who wins the P-G-A's Compaq Classic.
[SUPER=03-New Orleans, LA/ABC SPORTS; :]
The field teed off in perfect weather today in New Orleans for the tournaments final round.
Mickelson shared the lead at 20 under after an eagle at 11 but his tee shot at 15 goes into the water and he would bogey the hole. Mickelson shot 72 to finish at 20 under par.
Toms, who played at L-S-U, Shot a final round 8 under par 64 to finish at 22 under par and that was two better than Mickelson.
That's it for sports, have a great week everybody.
On the Senior Tour, Bruce Fleisher wins the Home Depot Invitational.
He shot a final round 68 to finish att 15 under par three shots in front of John Bland.
It's Fleisher's third straight win of the tournament.
On the ladies tour, Anika Sorenstam won her fifth tournament of the year.
Sorenstam won the Chick-Fil-A charity championship on the second hole of a sudden death playoff with Sophie Gustafson.