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Two are dead at a South Carolina high school, where an expelled student
returned to school and pulled out a gun following a dispute over homework.
State Investigators release their results as to whether police used
excessive force when they shot and killed a man at a Blacksburg drug store.
One more sunny day then some changes as we hit the weekend. Forecast details
And on Health Check--
Another salmonella scare, this one stemming from nearly 300 tons of bologna
A 16-year-old boy shot and wounded one teacher, and may be responsible for
the death of another teacher, before killing himself.
GRAPHIC=news-7 at five
Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at FIVE, I'm Connie Stevens.
The student was apparently suspended yesterday from a Blackville South
Carolina School after arguing with a teacher about homework.
SUPER=03-Blackville, SC/This Morning;
Police say the 16-year old allegedly walked into a math classroom this
morning with a 32-caliber handgun and shot a teacher in the face, wounding him.
The student then headed into a teacher's workroom where a teacher collapsed
Originally officials thought she was shot, but no wounds were found on her
IN Q=I saw him
((I SAW HIM RUNNING DOWN THE HALL WITH THE GUN. SO I RAN OUT OF THE CLASS TO
SEE WHAT HAPPENED. ALL I SAW WAS THE TEACHER LYING THERE BLEEDING AND STUFF.))
OUT Q=AND STUFF.
Police say they found the student's body near the office-- with a gunshot
wound to the head.
The three Blacksburg police officers involved in the fatal shooting of
Berman Maurice Taylor will not face criminal charges for their actions.
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Tracy Altizer is in our New River Valley newsroom with the latest.
Connie, Floyd County prosecutor Gino Williams, who was appointed special
prosecutor in this case, reviewed an intensive state police investigation and
found no evidence of wrongdoing.
((GINO WILLIAMS/SPECIAL PROSECUTOR: IT WAS MY DETERMINATION THAT THEY HAD EVERY
REASON TO USE WHAT TURNED OUT TO BE DEADLY FORCE IN THIS CIRCUMSTANCE. ONCE
THEY DO THAT AND ONCE THEY HAVE A REASONABLE BELIEF THAT THEY CAN USE IT, THEIR
TRAINING IS TO USE SUCH FORCE UNTIL SUCH TIME AS THE DANGER IS ALLEVIATED. ))
SUPER=01-Gino Williams/Special Prosecutor;
OUT Q=is alleviated.
In this case, the officers Wimmer and Keene were looking down the barrel of
what they thought was a 45-caliber handgun.
It turned out to be a lookalike B-B gun.
The officers were attempting to pick up Taylor on an arrest warrant at the
Revco in Blacksburg.
Taylor was the first to draw his weapon, but never fired.
Of the 18 shots fired, 12 struck Taylor.
Officer Mike Mickey was also shot in the leg.
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(Question: The police have taken some heat for firing so MANY shots. What did
the special prosecutor have to say about that?)
On the morning after Sheila Ann Stafford was brutally beaten, choked and
stabbed, Scotty Overby allegedly told police, "I killed her, and I'm glad."
The Montgomery County man could face the death penalty if he is convicted
of murdering his wife.
The two had been seperated for about four months when Overby invited
Stafford to his trailer.
During today's preliminary hearing, a deputy testified that Overby admitted
forcing his wife to have sex with him, and killing her after she cursed him.
IN Q=And at that point he became mad
((DEPUTY ANTHONY PRICE: ))
SUPER=01-Dep. Anthony Price/Montgomery Co. Sheriffs Dept.;
OUT Q=also stabbed her in the throat.
Defense attornies did not present any evidence at today's hearing. The
charges were sent to the grand jury that meets later this month.
GRAPHIC=scales of justice
The trial for a Danville man charged with murdering a Winn Dixie store
manager will NOT be moved to another city.
Circuit Judge James Ingram denied a change of venue request this morning.
Attorneys for 18- year old Michael White say their client will not receive a
fair trial in Danville because of pre- trial news coverage as well as the
case's impact on the community.
White is charged with robbing and killing Oliver Everett, Junior in June of
Judge Ingram says the case received the majority of its coverage when the
crime occurred more than a year ago.
Mexico's Pacific coast felt its biggest aftershock yet from Monday's deadly
Today's jolt measured five point five. It caused minor damage, but no word
of any injuries.
Monday, the quake toppled houses and hotels-- at least 54-people were
killed...the tremor was felt as far as Oklahoma City.
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SUPER=03-Mount Hosho, Japan
In Japan, a volcano is alive after 257-years.
The volcano at Mount Hosho on Japan's southwestern island of Kyushu began
spewing smoke and ash.
It was the first time significant volcanic activity has been reported on the
mountain since 1738.
Earthquake experts have sealed off the area, and are monitoring the sudden
burst of steam-- in case of a possible eruption.
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Straight ahead on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- a remark made by two Republicans isn't
sitting well with the Lieutenant Governor.
And the Medicare debate continues-- as Democrats blast Republicans plans for
And a new breakthrough in AIDS research, plus-- The New River Valley's
effort to keep teens off alcohol and cigarettes.
We'll have it all, on Health Check.
Plus Martinsville's Police Chief is stepping down--we'll hear from him
later on NEWS-7 at FIVE.
Democrats today continued their criticism of the Republican Medicare plan.
The blueprint aims to save 270-billion dollars from Medicare over seven
((DONNA SHALALA/HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES SECRETARY:BECAUSE THEY KNOW THEY'VE CUT
THE PLAN SO MUCH, WHAT THEY'RE REALLY UP TO IS THEY'RE REALLY UP TO SHIFTING
COSTS TO THE BENEFICIARIES. ))
SUPER=01-Donna Shalala/Health & Human Services Secretary; :
Democrats insist the plan will mean senior citizens will wind up with
inferior health care.
Republicans however say their model offers better care at lower costs--
with greater choices.
IN Q=We're doing it
((REP. NEWT GINGRICH/(R)HOUSE SPEAKER:WE'RE DOING IT IN A WAY THAT PROTECTS
SENIORS FROM BEING EXPLOITED. WE'RE DOING IT IN A WAY THAT GUARANTEES THE
MINIMUM PLAN, AND WE'RE DOING IT WITHIN A BUDGET THAT AFTER ALL DOES GO UP DOES
GO UP FROM $4800 TO $6800 PER PERSON PER YEAR ))
SUPER=01-Newt Gingrich/(R) House Speaker;
OUT Q=per year.
Democrats though say Republicans are cutting into Medicare three times
deeper than necessary to help pay for a 245-billion dollar tax cut.
Two references to Virginia Democrats as Nazis this week is too many for
Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer.
Beyer wrote Governor George Allen a letter asking him to condemn the
references from Blacksburg candidate Pat Cupp and Winchester Senator Russ Potts
-- both Republicans.
Allen says the candidates were just "frustrated."
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IN Q=Sometimes folks
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: SOMETIMES FOLKS LOSE THEIR HEAD IN THE MIDST OF BATTLE.))
((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: CAMPAIGNS ARE ROUGH AND TUMBLE. NO ONE MINDS A SPIRITED
CAMPAIGN. AND SOMETIMES STUPID THINGS WILL BE SAID. BUT IT'S IMPORTANT TO
CALL PEOPLE ON IT WHEN THEY DO SAY THEM.))
OUT Q=do say them.
The Governor says Beyer is being "selectively indignant."
He remembers criticism he got from the Virginia N-double-A-C-P over
SOT 11:06:40 TAPE 1
IN Q=I don't care
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: I DON'T CARE TO REPEAT THEIR CHARGES, BUT THEY WERE
SAYING THIS IS LIKE ETHNIC CLEANSING AND COMPARING ME TO HITLER. HECK MY
GRANDFATHER WAS JAILED BY THE NAZIS. MY MOTHER WAS FRENCH AND HE WAS IN THE
RESISTANCE. SO AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED, ANY REFERENCES TO NAZIS, I DON'T THINK
MUCH AT ALL OF NAZIS.))
OUT Q=at all of Nazis.
Pat Cupp has apologized for his remarks about Nazis taking away gun owners'
Today, Democratic Senator Madison Marye blasted Cupp and defended his own
record on gun ownership.
Marye says that for Cupp to recall the "horror" of the Holocaust "in order
to take a cheap shot at his opponent is reprehensible."
Republican candidates across Central Virginia are getting a boost this week
from the higher- ups in the party.
The GOP bus tour rolled into Amherst this afternoon to help House Minority
Leader Vance Wilkins in his bid for re- election.
Former Reagan budget director Jim Miller is one of those on board.
IN Q=We're going
((JIM MILLER/FORMER BUDGET DIRECTOR: WE'RE GOING AROUND AND SHOWING OUR SUPPORT
FOR THE CANDIDATES, WE'RE GOING TO WIN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY IF EVERYBODY WILL
GET OUT AND VOTE AND VOTE THE RIGHT WAY. WE HAVE A HISTORIC OPPORTUNITY TOBE
THE FIRST SOUTHERN STATE WITH A REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR AND A REPUBLICAN MAJORITY
IN BOTH HOUSES.))
SUPER=01-Jim Miller/Former Budget Director; :00
OUT Q=in both houses.
Miller says he is putting his own political plans on hold until after the
November election. He is planning to run against Senator John Warner.
Elsewhere today, GOP hopefuls Steve Newman and Preston Bryant picked up the
endorsement of the Lynchburg Fraternal Order of Police.
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Danville celebrates its tobacco harvest season throughout the weekend at the
annual Harvest Jubilee--
(Patrick ad lib)
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They'll be singing "Shine on Harvest Moon" in Danville tonight as the
annual Harvest Jubilee kicks off this evening.
DOUBLE BOX Connie/PATRICK
Patrick Evans is on hand for the festivities and brings us a live report
Patrick, what can we look forward to at the jubilee?
SUPER=01-Tish Lindsey/Danville Parks & Recreation;
DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN
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Don't go away-- we're only in the middle of College Football but basketball
season is warming up....Mike Stevens has a look at UVas team in tonight's Two
And on Health Check-- aging, as a Spiritual Journey.
Growing older doesn't have to mean just physical deterioration, it can
have some uplifting aspects.
IN Q=Growth through
((GROWTH THROUGH DIMINISHMENT IF YOU WILL.))
OUT Q=if you will.
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Another salmonella scare-- this one nationwide, stemming from about 275
TONS of Lebanon bologna.
The Palmyra company recall affects packages of Swift, Eckrich, Kroger,
America's Choice, Super-G, Bomberger and Seltzer brands of Lebanon bologna.
Delicatessen-size packages of Kahn, Hansel and Gretel and Medford
brands are also being affected.
SUPER=03-Palmyra, PA; :
Lebanon bologna is a semi-dry, fermented sausage different from
common bologna, which is fully cooked.
Fermented meat is cured and acidified rather than cooked to a high
Products should be returned to the store where they were bought.
Kroger chains in this region say they do not stock the Palmyra product.
The Red Cross is asking merchants in the New River Valley to help curb
underage drinking and smoking.
Officials kicked off "It Takes Two," a new campaign encouraging alcohol and
tobacco vendors to require two forms of identification for the purchase of
((KATHY BAKER/MONTGOMERY CO. RED CROSS: BOTH KROGER AND FOOD LION ARE OUR PILOT
STORES. AND WE'RE HOPING WITH THE LARGE STORES' SUPPORT WE CAN GET SOME OF THE
SMALLER "MOM AND POP" STORES TO ALSO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM. ))
SUPER=01-Kathy Baker/Montgomery Co. Red Cross;
OUT Q=in the program.
In 1994, almost 60 percent of American high school students reported
drinking alcohol at least once that year.
The average teenager who smokes, started the habit at age 14.
Merchants already participating in "it Takes Two" in the Roanoke area have
reported many teens simply leave the store when they realize they'll have to
show two I-D's.
A vaccine for AIDS may be closer to becoming a reality.
SUPER=03-Kansas City, KS; :
A researcher at the University of Kansas Medical Center has succeeded in
causing AIDS in lab monkeys.
The breakthrough with the animal model could speed up new drugs and
vaccines for AIDS.
IN Q=If you
((DR. BILL NARAYAN/VIROLOGIST:IF YOU PASS THE VIRUS FROM ANIMAL TO ANIMAL OF
THE SAME SPECIES, WHAT TENDS TO HAPPEN IS THE VIRUS BECOMES MORE VIRULENT. SO
BY THE THIRD PACKAGE, WE BEGIN TO SEE AIDS IN OUR MONKEYS. AND WE DID TWO MORE
THINGS WE PASSED IT INTRAVEOSLY AND WE PASSED IT INTER-VAGINALLY. BECAUSE WE
ARE VERY INTERESTED IN DETERMINING WHETHER WOMEN CAN BE PROTECTED AGAINST
SUPER=01-Dr. Bill Narayan/Virologist; :
The results of the research will be reported later this month at an
International AIDS meeting at the Pasteur Institute in Paris.
While aging brings about an inevitable physical delcine, it doesn't have to
be regarded as such a bleak process.
Rather, it may be a time for spiritual growth.
That's according to the Reverend Denise Huffman.
Speaking at the Y-W-C-A on "Aging as a Spiritual Journey" she said growing
older can be enriched through emotional enlightenment.
IN Q=Wisdom comes with
((WISDOM COMES WITH AGE. THAT'S AN OLD TRITE SAYING, BUT THERE IS SOME TRUTH TO
IT. BUT IT DOES MEAN YOU HAVE HAD TO HAVE LIVED YOUR LIFE WELL. YOU HAVE TO GO
INTO OLDER AGE ASSESSING WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN DOING, IT'S A TIME TO PUT BEHIND
NOT SOME OF THE THINGS YOU'VE DONE IN YOUTH, AND SAY, NOW I NEED TO BE MORE
SUPER=07-Rev. Denise Huffman
OUT Q=be more introspective.
It may also be a time to improve relationships, and to take on the role of
mentor to younger people.
The N-C-DOUBLE-A paid a visit to Salem today-- Mike Stevens has that and a
preview of UVa's college basketball teams in tonight's Ticker.
Good afternoon everybody and welcome to your Thursday afternoon Two minute
We're in the midst of the college football season, but this Saturday night
college basketball practice begins for teams all across the country, including
the Virginia Cavaliers, who like Virginia Tech will ring in the new season at
the stroke of Midnight.
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Last Season; :00
The Cavaliers return only 2 true starters from last year's team but a
couple of other players started in at least 10 games.
Virginia opens practice this Sunday and today head coach Jeff Jones said
he's made some small changes in his practice routine.
IN Q=First audio
SUPER=01-Jeff Jones/UVa Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=......Debbie Ryan, Mike."
Alright Roy, and don't forget at Tech's midnight madness celebration on
Saturday some lucky fan will win a 35 inch bog screen TV courtesy of your
hometown station, if you can make a halfcourt shot.
It seems like everybody is in a basketball state of mind these days.
This morning representatives from the NCAA were in Salem to check out the
facilities at the Salem Civic Center.
SUPER=03-Salem/This Morning; :00
On March 15th and 16th of next year the city of Salem will host the Division
Three men's final four.
And the complex's ability to showcase the ODAC men and women for over a
decade helped them land this event.
IN Q="You know...
((BOB JOHNSON/NCAA BASKETBALL COMMITTEE:))
((MIKE TURNER/NCAA DIVISION III HOOPS CHAIRMAN:))
((CHRIS POHL/NCAA DIRECTOR OF CHAMPIONSHIPS:))
SUPER=01-Bob Johnson/NCAA Basketball Committee; :00
SUPER=01-Mike Turner/NCAA Division III Hoops Chairman; :14
SUPER=01-Chris Pohl/NCAA Director of Championships; :28
OUT Q=...FOR THE FANS."
There's more news 7 at five coming your way in just a minute.
I'll see you again at six.
Have a good night everybody.
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Martinsville's police chief will retire at the end of the year.
Terry Roop is a 31 year veteran of the Martinsville police force--
He has served as police chief since 1980.
Roop says the decision to retire was not easy, but he's proud of the
accomplishments he and the department have made during his 15 years as chief.
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IN Q=This was not
((TERRY ROOP/RETIRING MARTINSVILLE POLICE CHIEF: THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A POLICE
TRAINING ACADEMY HERE IN THE CITY WAS A MILESTONE. AN OPPORTUNITY TO TRAIN
HERE AT HOME AND NOT BE SHIPPED OFF TO OTHER CITIES AS WE DID IN THE PAST. THAT
HAS CERTAINLY BEEN GREAT FOR US.))
SUPER=01-Terry Roop/Retiring Martinsville Police Chief;
OUT Q=great for us.
Roop plans to remain in Martinsville with his family.
City Manager Earl Reynolds says the process of hiring a new chief hasn't been
determined yet, but it will take at least four or five months.
more on NEWS-7 at SIX-- goodnight.
That's it for NEWS-7 at FIVE-- Keith Humphry will be here in 30-minutes with