O.J. Simpson was supposed to be (----------------)
on live television tonight, but he canceled his interview.
His lawyers say he had second thoughts because of the civil suits he
((ROBERT BAKER/SIMPSON'S CIVIL ATTORNEY: IT ISN'T BECAUSE THEY'RE HARD
QUESTIONS AND IT WASN'T BECAUSE MR. SIMPSON IS NOT CAPABLE OF ANSWERING THEM.
IT WAS BECAUSE IT WOULD BE A DERELECTION OF OUR DUTIES AS HIS ATTORNEY.))
SUPER=01-Robert Baker/Simpson's Civil Attorney;
OUT Q=AS HIS ATTORNEY."
A Roanoke woman was shot tonight- It happened near eighth and Moorman
Street- apparently a drug deal had gone sour.
Join us for News 7 at eleven.
It's apparently a case of a drug deal gone sour- tonight a Roanoke woman
It happened around eight o clock near eighth and Moorman street.
One witness who did not want to be identified says the woman was trying to
buy crack cocaine when three shots rang out.
IN Q=All I heard
((ALL I HEARD WAS GUN SHOTS. AND I SEEN HIM AND HER STRUGGLING OVER THE POCKET
BOOK AND I RAN HOME. I LIKE, I HEARD THE LAST SHOT SO WE CAME BACK DOWN HERE.
BY THAT TIME THE POLICE WAS HERE.))
OUT Q=police was here.
A witness says the woman was shot in the chest but appeared to be conscious
when the rescue squad arrived.
The victim was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital and is being evaluated.
Police have not released her name and are still investigating.
Danville police are treating the death of a 14- year old as a homicide.
Police were called to 450- Henry Street at around 11:30- this morning.
Mary West was inside her apartment when she heard a loud knock and saw Kevin
Warren standing on her porch with blood coming from his mouth, nose and neck.
Authorities say Warren had been shot.
IN Q=I had
((MARY WEST/NEIGHBOR: I HAD THE DOOR LOCKED SO I SAID WAIT A MINUTE KEVIN AND
I WENT BACK AND GOT A TOWEL AND GAVE HIS FRIEND THE TOWEL AND I DIALED 911 AND
THEN I GOT OUT THERE WITH HIM AND TRIED TO PUT PRESSURE THE BEST I COULD ON HIS
NECK AND TRIED TO MAKE HIM BE STILL WHICH HE WOULDN'T. ))
OUT Q=he wouldn't.
The teen did not live at the residence.
But West says she knew the young man because his mother used to live next
door to her.
A jury began hearing the case against a 17- year old Halifax County man
accused of pulling the trigger in a fatal drive by shooting.
SUPER=03-Halifax Co./February 14;
Anthony Scott Whitlock was killed February 13th at Westside Trailer Court.
A motive for the murder is unkown but, prosecutor John Greenbacker told the
jury he has witnesses who identified Kevin Chase Newman as the man in the car.
Newman's attorney countered by saying the car in question did not belong to
his client and had tinted windows.
Last month, Harry Traynham (TRAY-NUM) was convicted of murder after a jury
held him responsible for driving the car.
Police in Boston, Massachusetts have arrested John David Ford.
He's a suspect in the abduction of a Roanoke woman and theft of her car at
Keith Humphry reports Boston police found Ford asleep in the back seat of
the '92 Oldsmobile around 10 o'clock last night.
IN Q=According to Boston
SUPER=01-Sgt. Robert Stout/Virginia State Police; :00
OUT Q=Humphry, News 7. **QUICK OUT**
IN Q=According to Boston
((SGT. ROBERT STOUT: ACCORDING TO BOSTON POLICE HE WAS EXTREMELY VIOLENT. HE
HAD NO IDENTIFICATION ON HIM. HE WOULD NOT GIVE THEM HIS NAME.))
OUT Q=his name.
The victim has asked not to be identified.
IN Q=But the guy
((BUT THE GUY WAS MOST UNCOOPERATIVE, I UNDERSTAND.
MRS. McDONALD: NO, I WAS THE COOPERATIVE ONE. HA, HA.))
OUT Q=to get out.
Mrs. McDonald agreed to let us use her last name, but did not want her full
name or her face on television.
She was leaving the S-and-S Cafeteria at Towers Mall Saturday, was about to
get in her car, when she was accosted by a man with a small handgun.
IN Q=He just pushed
OUT Q=or my hand.
They drove around Roanoke for hours, she says, finally ending up in Amherst
IN Q=There was no
The man took her into the woods, tied her up and left her in the woods with
a bear-skin rug and a blanket, claiming he'd be back in half an hour.
An hour and a half later she'd managed to free herself, walked to a house-
-where at first they didn't believe her story- -but someone called police.
Mrs. McDonald says she prayed the entire time- -not just for herself but
for her abductor.
IN Q=I still don't
OUT Q=than anything.
Questions have been circulating about inmate deaths at Greensville
There are reports that as many as 10 inmates have died there since December
--most of them dialysis patients.
Prison officials say that's nothing out of the ordinary.
But one woman says her brother died after being mistreated while
Kimberly McBroom has the story.
IN Q=Jane Schaffer has
SUPER=07-Jane Schaffer; :23
OUT Q=McBroom, News 7
((Jane Schaffer has many concerns about the death of her brother, James Arnold
Smith was convicted of first -degree murder.
He served 11 years of his life sentence in several Virginia prisons--
before dying in March at Greensville Correctional Facility.
Now, his sister is coming forward with allegations of abuse.
She did not want her face to appear on camera.
((JANE SCHAFFER: HE TOLD ME TIME AFTER TIME THAT HE DIDN'T GET THE PROPER CARE
THAT HE THOUGHT HE SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN. AND HE WOULD ASK THEM TO TAKE HIM TO
THE HOSPITAL AND THEY WOULDN'T DO IT. ))
Smith died of lung cancer.
Schaffer says his condition was made worse because of neglect and bad
Smith filed grievances with prison wardens and wrote several letters to
state officials-- but Schaffer says nothing was done.
((JANE SCHAFFER: I KNOW THE PEOPLE THAT'S IN PRISON DID THEIR CRIME. THEY
HAVE TO PAY, BUT THERE'S NO SENSE IN TREATING A HUMAN BEING LIKE A DOG. AND I
FEEL LIKE THAT'S THE WAY, NOT ONLY MY BROTHER--IT'S THE OTHER PRISONERS, TOO.
PRE- PRO HERE
Meanwhile, corrections officials say there's nothing suspicious about the
inmate deaths there-- that quote, "Greensville has a major hospital. The
inmates coming into the system are sick, therefore it's not unusual for
Greensville to have a higher number of deaths."
But Schaffer says inmate abuse and neglect do exist in Virginia's prisons--
and she hopes coming forward will help. Kimberly McBroom, News 7.))
HARD MUSIC UNDER
When News 7 returns, 130 employee of a Salem plant will either have to
relocate or find new jobs,
and we'll tell you why as millions Americans waited, O-J Simpson did an about
wx ad lib
SUPER=#C-380; Weather Roll
O-J Simpson was supposed to be on live television tonight, but he backed
out at the last minute.
Manuel Gallegus has the story.
SUPER=01-Tom Brokaw/NBC News; 00-05
SUPER=01-Johnnie Cochran/Simpson's Attorney; 21
SUPER=01-Robert Baker/Simpson's Civil Attorney; 52
OUT Q=CBS News, Los Angeles"
Some F-B-I agents are literally on their hands and knees, digging in the
They're looking for clues to Monday's deadly train derailment.
((DAVID TUBBS/FBI SPECIAL AGENT: NUMEROUS INVESTIGATIVE LEADS HAVE BEEN
DEVELOPED AND WE ARE ENCOURAGED BY THE PROGRESS MADE. THE FBI IS GREATLY
APPRECIATEVE OF THE COOPERATION AND SUPPORT WE'VE RECEIVED FROM THE PUBLIC.))
SUPER=01-David Tubbs/FBI Special Agent;
OUT Q=RECEIVED FROM THE PUBLIC."
The investigation at the site should be wrapped up in a few days, but the
nationwide search will continue.
Angry Senior Citizens disrupted a house committee meeting today.
((TAKE YOUR SEAT. TAKE YOUR SEAT PLEASE.))
OUT Q=your seat, please (double out)
The seniors are angry about the Republican plan to cut Medicare.
They're demanding public hearings-
When the seniors refused to leave, capitol police took them into custody-
((THERESA MCKENNA/FALLS CHURCH, VA: HOW ABOUT ALL THE HOSPITALS THAT ARE GOING
TO BE CUT. WHY DON'T WE HAVE SOME ANSWERS TO THESE QUESTIONS. WHY HAVE PEOPLE
BEEN DENIED THEIR RIGHTS, WHY?))
SUPER=01-Theresa McKenna/Falls Church Resident;
OUT Q=their rights? why?"
Police held the protestors for a couple of hours, but released them
because the committee chairman did not want to press charges.
The Republican plan made it through the house ways and means committee
The Sara Lee Distribution Center in Salem will close its doors by the middle
of next year... affecting more than 130 employees.
IN Q=A lot of sad people
((A LOT OF SAD PEOPLE, A LOT OF SAD PEOPLE. ))
OUT Q=a lot of sad people.
Sara Lee is combining its hosiery dyeing and distribution in Florence, South
Carolina, and employees WILL have an opportunity to transfer.
Workers who choose not to move will receive severance benefits based upon
their years of service, and the company is also promising job placement
Republicans want Democratic House of Delegates candidate Gil Cobbs to
apologize for a letter he mailed to hundreds of state employees last week.
Nine hundred workers at the Central Virginia Training Center received the
letter that warned them Republican Steve Newman had voted last year to cut
Newman says that's not true.
What he actually did was vote against a state budget that included pay
RAISES for state employees.
Cobbs' opponent, Preston Bryant, says the Democrat may also have broken the
law when he used a state employees' mailing list for political purposes.
IN Q=Obviously Gil
(PRESTON BRYANT/R- HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: OBVIOUSLY, GIL HAS A LIST AND
HE'S USING IT FOR POLITICAL PURPOSES AND I THINK THAT'S NOT ONLY ILLEGAL, BUT
AT BEST EXTRAORDINARILY UNFAIR.))
((GIL COBBS/D- HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: THAT'S PUBLIC INFORMATION AND YOU
COULD GET THAT. IT'S PUBLIC INFORMATION SO ANYBODY CAN GET THE LIST OF ANY
STATE EMPLOYEES IN THE COMMONWEALTH AND SO I GOT IT.))
SUPER=01-Preston Bryant/(R) House of Delegates Candidate; :00
SUPER=01-Gil Cobbs/(D) House of Delegates Candidate; :09
OUT Q=I got it.
Cobbs says his list was given to him by the state Democratic caucus.
He adds the letter could have been worded better, but is still technically
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on News 7 at 11,
even though the power thas been restored at Justice House, residents still fear
they are being kept in the dark.
MUSIC UP FULL
Residents of a low income home in Roanoke say they want justice. They're
just not sure where to get it.
For about eight hours yesterday the electricity and hot water were cut off
because of a delinquent account.
The problem is no seems to know who is responsible for the facility.
Scott Prince has more.
IN Q=The power
SUPER=01-Jody Matchett/Justice House Resident; :11
SUPER=20-Scott Prince; 1:08
OUT Q=Scott Prince, News7
(( The power may be back on at Justice House, but most of the people who live
here still feel powerless.
Residents pay $150 dollars a month, and they want to know why the bills
aren't being paid.
IN Q=The money
((JODY MATCHETT/JUSTICE HOUSE RESIDENT: THE MONEY. WE JUST WANT TO KNOW WHERE
OUR MONEY WENT TO. WHERE THE RENT MONEY WENT TO. ))
OUT Q=RENT MONEY WENT TO
Rodney Richards and his girlfriend, Donna Wolcott, are the two people who
collect money at Justice House and some of the tenants are not happy with them.
IN Q=TRASH, NOBODY PAID
((TRASH, NOBODY PAID FOR TRASH, NOBODY PAID FOR WATER, NOBODY PAID FOR
Richards and Wolcott say they aren't sure what happened to all of the money.
But Wolcott has signed and endorsed Justice House checks, despite the fact
that her name wasn't on the bank's signature card.
There are also two different versions of Wolcott's signature on the checks.
Many of the residents are on fixed incomes and have small children.
They say they feel abandoned and they're not quite sure where to turn.
Five years ago the Virginia Mennonite Board of Missions thought they had
sold the building to the community and four trustees-- one of which was David
But records show Hayden never completed the deal and the city still lists
the Mennonite Church as the owner of the building.
In January, Hayden severed all ties with Justice House and he told News- 7
that he had transferred power to Roanoke Area Ministries.
RAM-House officials flatly deny that. They say they were asked to run the
facility, but decided against it.
No one is quite sure who is responsible for Justice House right now.
Many of the residents say they don't want to leave. But they might; at least
until someone is put in charge.
Scott Prince, News 7.))
The Express unveils its 1995 team tonight in downtown Roanoke.
The baseball championship series continue tonight.
We'll have some football news from Miami, and Steve Mason at UVa after a few
(/////Sports chyron motion/////)
Sports chyron motion
IN Q=first score
OUT Q=...LAST SCORE
TAKE A BREAK
The Roanoke Express held its annual "meet the players" news conference
last night down town at Corned Beef and Company.
Head coach Frank Anzalone and general manager Pierre Paiement introduced
the new team of 20 players; which meets East Coast Hockey League roster
IN Q="we have...
((FRANK ANZALONE/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:WE HAVE A VERY VERY SMALL GROUP AND WE DID
NOT HAVE VERY MANY CUTS. WE HAD FOUR CUTS ABOUT FOUR DAYS AGO. ONE OF THEM WAS
SCOTT BARBER THATS WAS TOUGH BECAUSE HE PLAYED WELL IN THE CHARLOTTE GAME AND
THEN I DID NOT ENJOY CUTTING YOUNG PETE RUTILI LAST NIGHT. PETE RUTILI DID A
GOOD JOB BUT HE NEEDS A YEAR OF HOCKEY IN ANOTHER PLACE TO BE READY TO PLAY IN
SUPER=01-Frank Anzalone/Express Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...play in our league"
The trend of solid netminders in Roanoke should continue. The Express has
added two new goaltenders. Matt DelGuidice has both NHL and ECHL experience.
IN Q="When they
((MATT DELGUIDICE/WITH CHARLOTTE LAST YEAR: WHEN THEY HAVE A GOALIE BACK THERE
WHO IS AN EXPERIENCED GOALTENDER THE PLAYERS REALLY RESPECT AND LISTEN TO WHAT
HE HAS TO SAY.AND IT'S GONNA HELP WHEN HE TAKES CONTROL OF THE GAME AND I THINK
MICKEY AND I BOTH COMMAND THAT. DURING THE GAME WE'LL TAKE CONTROL AND IT WILL
REALLY GIVE THE YOUNGER GUYS A LITTLE CONFIDENCE KNOWING THAT IF THEY MAKE A
MISTAKE; WE'RE BACK THERE TO HELP.))
SUPER=01-Matt DelGuidice/With Charlotte Last Season; :00
OUT Q=....back there to help"
This team could also be the fastest in the teams brief history.
IN Q="I think...
((JEFF JABLONSKI/RIGHT WINGER:I THINK I BRING A LITTLE BIT OF SPEED ALONG WITH
THAT AS FAR AS THE SKATING. I GOT AN ECHL CHAMPIONSHIP RING AND AN NCAA
CHAMPIONSHIP RING SO I'D LIKE TO THINK THAT I BRING A LITTLE BIT OF CHARACTER ,
A LITTLE BIT OF WINNING EFFORT.))
SUPER=01-Jeff Jablonski/Right Winger; :00
A former Los Angeles King goalie now knows that dreams do some true.
In an International League game, Rochester goalie Rob Stauber who'se coming
up at the top of your screen makes a save
SUPER=03-Prince Edward Island, NS; :00
And then shoots the puck down the ice trying to clear the zone.
He not only does that, but he scores the empty net goal as the puck rolls
dead center in to the goal!
As Rochester beat Prince Edward in Nova Scotia.
After struggling somewhat Tuesday night, the Cleveland Indians bats came
alive last night in the Kingdome as they beat
the Mariners 5 to 2.
SUPER=03-Seattle, WA/ABC-TBN; :00
Junior was patrolling the outfield last night hoping to give Seattle its
second straight win.
But Cleveland went up 2 to nothing in the fifth and then in the sixth inning,
Manny Ramirez would crank out this solo homer to right field off Tim Belcher.
The two out homerun put the Tribe in front 3-to-nothing. That lead would swell
Before Ken Griffey Junior got the Mariners on board!!
This massive solo shot to deep center field off Orel Hershiser is his sixth
homer of the postseason.
But the man in this one is Manny Ramirez, who is four for four with two
homers including this solo blast in the eighth inning off reliever Bobby Ayala.
SUPER=35-Cleveland/==5/Seattle/==2/Series Tied 1-1;
The Indians take game two
5 to 2.
The series moves to Cleveland Friday night.
For the second straight night the Atlanta Braves and Cincinnati Reds are
playing a nerveracking, nail biter at Riverfront stadium.
Once again night there were a lot of empty seats in the House.
But those who came saw the Braves take a 2-to-nothing lead with Tuesday
night's hero Mike Devereaux lining a shot to left field. Fred McGriff scores
on the play and the Braves are on top in the fourth.
The Reds would come back in the fifth with two runs to tie it. Watch the
double steal as Lenny Harris takes
SUPER=35-Atlanta/==6/Cincinnati/==2/Braves Lead Series 2-0 ;
second and Jeff Branson dives into home.
But the BRAVES will not be denied.
In the bottom of the 10th Javey Lopez knocks in three rooms with a homer.
Atlanta takes Game two 6-to-2.
Dolphins' quarterback Dan Marino is making slow but steady progress two days
after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery and having blood drained from his
SUPER=03-Miami, FL/Sunday-NBC; :00
Marino was beaten up in Sunday's overtime loss to the Indianapolis Colts and
he's definitely out this weekend.
He says his right knee feels great, but his hip is another matter.
IN Q="The progress..
((DAN MARINO/MIAMI QUARTERBACK:))
SUPER=01-Dan Marino/Miami Quarterback; :00
OUT Q=...MOST PROBLEM."
Still to come tonight, Steve Mason talks with the Virginia Cavaliers about
getting ready for another Tobacco road (----------------)
and avoiding a letdown against a Duke team that many believe is better than
The Virginia Cavaliers will be looking for payback this weekend when they
host a Duke team that beat them last season in Durham.
But Steve Mason says despite Duke's 2-and-4 record they could present the
Cavs with a Devil of challenge.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Ann Arbor, MI/August 26th; :00
SUPER=03-Chapel Hill, NC/This Past Weekend; :09
SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Head Football Coach; :17
SUPER=01-Mike Groh/UVa Quarterback; :32
SUPER=01-Tiki Barber/UVa Tailback; :49
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Last Season; 1:09
SUPER=03-Durham, NC/Last Year; 1:18
SUPER=01-Ronde Barber/UVa Defensive Back; 1:28
OUT Q=...news 7 sports"
((7 games in 7 weeks. Pressure cooker opponents like; Michigan, North
Carolina State and Clemson, all on the road; Then a trip to Chapel Hill to play
North Carolina. All this added up to a mentally tired Virginia football team,
that lost to the Tarheels 22 to 17.
((GEORGE WELSH/VIRGINIA HEAD COACH: IT WASN'T JUST THE DROPPED BALLS, WE ONLY
HAD A FEW OF THOSE. IT WAS THE, THE PRECISION WASN'T QUITE THERE THAT WE HAD.
WE THREW BEHIND IT SEEMED, MIKE THREW BEHIND A COUPLE OF RECEIVERS, WE GOT
SACKED 3 TIMES, AND HE HAD A RUNABOUT 4 OTHER TIMES, AND THAT'S TOO MUCH))
((MIKE GROH/UVA QUARTERBACK: I HOPE IT WASN'T A WAKE UP CALL, I HOPE WE DIDN'T
NEED ONE, BUT IF WE DO, I'M SURE THAT WAS THE MEDICINE THAT WE NEEDED))
((STEVE MASON: THE CAVALIERS ARE TRYING TO FORGET ABOUT THE TARHEELS AND FOCUS
ON DUKE. LAST YEARS 28-25 LOSS AT THE HANDS OF THE BLUE DEVILS, SHOULD MAKE
THAT TRANSITION A LITTLE EASIER))
((TIKI BARBER/LIMITED TO 65 YARDS RUSHING VS UNC: THE WAY THEY BEAT US AND
EMBARRASSED US I THINK THAT ITS GOING TO HELP US THIS YEAR, AND MAKE US STRIVE
TO BEAT THEM MORE. I THINK THAT THE LOSS TO NORTH CAROLINA WILL GIVE US A
LITTLE EXTRA MOTIVATION. WE NEED TO PICK THINGS UP))
The level of play must pick up in a few key areas. On defense. The UVa
defensive line has just 14 sacks this season combined. Last year Mike Frederick
had 15 alone.
((WELSH: WELL THAT'S BEEN OUR PROBLEM, WE'RE NOT GETTING TO THE QUARTERBACKS
QUICKLY ENOUGH. OUR PASS RUSH HAS NOT BEEN WHAT WE WOULD HAVE LIKED, SO WE
JUST HAVE TO PLAY BETTER COVERAGE))
The lack of pressure means quarterbacks have had more time to dissect UVa's
pass coverage. Duke's Spence Fisher accounted for three of Duke's TD's last
year is passing for near 250 yards on average this season.
((RONDE BARBER/UVA DEFENSIVE BACK: HE'S A GREAT ATHLETE, HE'S A GREAT
QUARTERBACK, SO HE'S SOMETHING YOU'VE GOT TO RESPECT AND SOMETHING YOU'VE GOT
TO BE REALLY PREPARED FOR. HE'S JUST GOING TO PICK YOU APART))
Game time at Scott Stadium is scheduled for 1:30. In Charlottesville, steve
Mason News 7 sports.)) (-------------)
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
There's more News 7 still to come,
up next, we'll head to Richmond where a museum remmebers the final days of a
MUSIC UP FULL
It was a day of intense collective sadness in Lexington.
125 years ago tomorrow, Confederate General Robert E. Lee died.
A simple museum exhibit in Richmond once again honors the passing of a
Ellen Qualls reports.
IN Q=Lexington and America
SUPER=01-Guy Swanson/Museum of the Confederacy; :10
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
(( Lexington and America stopped on the road to Reconstruction this week in
1870 to mourn the man who led with honor in war and peace.
((GUY SWANSON/MUSEUM OF THE CONFEDERACY: LET'S SAY IF HE'D LIVED ANOTHER FIVE,
TEN, OR EVEN FIFTEEN YEARS, I BELIEVE GENERAL LEE COULD HAVE INFLUENCED THE
COURSE OF RECONSTRUCTION....AND THERE WERE PEOPLE IN THE NORTH THAT WERE JUST
AS EAGER TO PATCH UP WOUNDS AS PEOPLE IN THE SOUTH, SO THEY WOULD HAVE FELT THE
The Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond has his uniform, the sword and the
pen he used at Appomattox.
But once a year, museum officials trot out one of their most moving
The death mask of Robert E. Lee.
And the flower garland that adorned his coffin.
((DURING THE TIME OF HIS DECLINE, THERE WAS A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF RAIN IN THAT
PART OF THE COMMONWEALTH. AND AS SUCH IT WASHED OUT ALL OF THE BRIDGES LEADING
INTO LEXINGTON. AND AT THE TIME THE GENERAL DIED, THERE WAS NOT A COFFIN
AVAILABLE TO PLACE THE BODY IN.))
Not to worry, the funeral proceeded with a coffin that resourceful Lexington
residents pulled from flood debris.
It was too short -- so Lee was buried without his shoes.
But that's okay too, Lee was a practical and simple man.
((IN LEE'S DAY AND AGE IT REALLY AND TRULY MEANT SOMETHING. RESPONSIBILITY AND
DUTY. HE WAS A GENUINELY SINCERE AND HUMBLE PERSON.))
((LAST YEAR, THE DEATH MASK WAS DISPLAYED FOR ONLY ONE DAY. THIS YEAR, BY
POPULAR DEMAND, ITS RUN WILL STRETCH UNTIL OCTOBER 22ND. ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7,