Up next on News 7 at eleven-
A Danville man admits he shot a Danville Winn Dixie Manager. We'll have
Some startling testimony in the trial of singing star Selena.
Plus these teens flock to Salem from all over the mid atlantic. They're
trying to acquire the fire.
News 7 is next.
A plea agreement for a Danville man in the robbery and murder of a Winn
Dixie Store manager.
Michael White was just 17 when he killed Oliver Lee Everett last year.
White's plea allows him to avoid the death penalty.
SUPER=03-Corpus Christi, TX;
Tejano singing star Selena apparently identified her killer before she
died. We'll have details from court today.
Several thousand teens are trying to aquire the fire in Salem this
weekend. We'll tell you what these teens are up to.
Join us for News 7 tonight at eleven.
A Danville man enters a plea agreement in the robbery and murder of a Winn
Dixie Store Manager.
As Theresa Hamilton reports, the man's attorneys say they went with a deal
to avoid the death penalty.
IN Q=Michael White
SUPER=01-Terry Grimes/Defense Attorney; :20
SUPER=03-Danville/June 1994; :20
SUPER=01-Raymond Robertson/Uncle; :59
SUPER=01-Nanny White/Mother; 1:06
OUT Q=Hamilton, News 7, Danville.
( Michael White was just 17- years old when he robbed and killed Oliver Lee
Everett, Junior last year.
In court, White admitted to robbery and use of a firearm.
White also admitted to shooting Everett, but to avoid the death penalty, he
signed a plea agreement in which he maintains it was an accident.
IN Q=As he
((TERRY GRIMES/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: AS HE WAS LEAPING OVER THE UPPER AREA TO THE
LOWER AREA THAT MR. EVERETT REACHED UP AND GRABBED HIS ARM OR THE GUN AND THEY
HAD A STRUGGLE AND THE GUN WENT OFF SEVERAL TIMES. THIS IS A 9- MM, IT GOES OFF
VERY RAPIDLY IT CAN SHOOT SEVERAL SHOTS AND AS A RESULT, MR. EVERETT
UNFORTUNATELY DIED. ))
OUT Q=unfortunately died.
A Winn Dixie employee there that night did not see the crime, but said twice
she heard someone yell "shoot him".
White's 16- year old girlfriend, who's charged as an accessory, was called
to the stand.
Numerous letters written to Alicia Carter from White were presented as
White's mother and Uncle were in the courtroom.
IN Q=i regret
((RAYMOND ROBERTSON/WHITE'S UNCLE:I REGRET THAT EVERYTHING HAPPENED THE WAY IT
HAD TO HAPPENED, BUT WE CAN'T TURN BACK THE HANDS OF TIME.
NANNY WHITE/WHITE'S MOTHER: I'M SORRY YOU KNOW. HE'S MY SON AND I LOVE HIM AND
WHAT HE DID, I'M JUST SORRY YOU KNOW. ))
OUT Q=you know.
Commonwealth's attorney Bill Fuller said given the evidence he felt a plea
was the right move.
After court, Everett's family, who in previous interviews have said they
favored the death penalty, declined comment.
IN Q=No comment
((EVERETT: NO COMMENT RIGHT NOW. ))
OUT Q=right now.
An apology letter was read on behalf of White before sentencing. He was
given two life sentences, plus three years on the firearm charge. He was
already serving time for another armed robbery.
Teresa Hamilton, News 7, Danville.
Improving community and police relations- that's the reason the Montgomery
County Human Relations Council is scheduling a series of forums.
The meetings are in response to the incident where Blacksburg police shot a
man they were trying to arrest.
Berman Maurice Taylor was shot 12 times when he pointed a B-B gun at the
Some people have complained saying police would not have fired so many shots
had Taylor not been black.
A special prosecutor determined the shooting was justified.
Now the human relations council chairman says its time to pull together to
prevent similar tragedies.
((OSCAR WILLIAMSHUMAN RELATIONS COUNCIL CHAIRMAN: WE CAN TAKE THESE DARK HOURS
AND TRANSFORM THEM INTO BRIGHT TOMORROWS IF WE WILL FOCUS ON THE POSITIVES THAT
CAN COME FROM THIS TRAGEDY. SO I WOULD ENCOURAGE THEM TO JOIN WITH US IN
DEVELOPING IDEA MODELS FOR OUR COMMUNITY-POLICE RELATIONSHIPS. ))
SUPER=01-Oscar Williams/Human Relations Council Chmn.;
OUT Q=police relationships.
The F-B-I is still conducting a civil rights investigation into the
Tejano Singing star Selana apparently identified her killer before she
****jean on cart****
SUPER=03-Corpus Christi, TX;
A motel clerk says Selena burst into the lobby, screaming lock the door
or she'll shoot me again.
A manager said the singer specifically said it was Yolanda Saldivar who
pulled the trigger-
Saldivar is the former business associate who prosecutors say shot Selena
after a confrontation in Saldivar's motel room.
One fan who sat in on court had this to say.
((CARLOS FILDS/FAN: AND THEY SHOWED THE GLOVES SHE HAD ON SATURATED WITH BLOOD
AND THERE AGAIN THERE WASN'T ANY KIND OF REMORSE OR EXPRESSION AT ALL.
REPORTER: FROM YOLANDA SALDIVAR? FAN: YES, EXACTLY.))
OUT Q=Yes, Exactly."
jean on cart!!!
The defense says Saldivar was actually about to kill herself when the
revolver went off killing Selena.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Up next on the newscast, a new poll says Virginia is heading the wrong way
when dealing with juvenile offenders,
and we'll hear from the former director of a home for low income Roanokers.
David Hayden breaks his silence when we return.
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SUPER=#C-380; Weather Roll
Homeless advocate David Hayden says he can't reamian silent about Justice
House any longer.
Roanoke's low-income apartment complex has been marred with problems
recently, but he says it's not his responsibility.
Scott Prince reports.
IN Q= The former head
SUPER=01-David Hayden/Former Justice House Director;:17
SUPER=01-Wendy Moore/Roanoke Area Ministries;:30
OUT Q=Scott Prince, News 7
(( The former head of Justice House is back in the spotlight.
But some people are getting a dimmer view.
David Hayden has come under fire for recent problems at the facility.
But he says he's not to blame, and that it's Roanoke Area Ministries not
owning up to their responsibilities.
IN Q=They came back
((DAVID HAYDEN/FORMER JUSTICE HOUSE DIRECTOR: THEY CAME BACK TO ME WITH A
DECISION THAT THEY WERE GOING TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY, PURELY AND SIMPLY. AND SO
THAT TRANSFER TOOK PLACE OFFICIALLY. ))
So did RAM actually tell that to Hayden and ultimately take control of
IN Q=No we have not
((WENDY MOORE/ROANOKE AREA MINISTRIES: NO WE HAVE NOT, NOT EVER. NOR DID WE GO
ON RECORD AND EVER SAY THAT WE WOULD TAKE IT OVER. ))
OUT Q=take it over
In a signed letter dated January 25th, Hayden severed ties with Justice
House, and on that day a farewell gathering was held for him.
But just one day before that, the disputed owner of the building, the
Virginia Mennonite Board of Missions, received this letter from RAM.
It states that Roanoke Area Ministries is trying to determine its role in
Justice House, and that, quote--we continue to EXPLORE what that role might be.
IN Q=When he left
((MOORE: WHEN HE LEFT IN JANUARY, WE HAD NOT MADE-- NO DECISIONS HAD BEEN MADE
AT THAT TIME. ))
OUT Q=THAT TIME
IN Q=That was the
((HAYDEN: THAT WAS THE OFFICIAL GOODBYE FOR ME. THAT'S THE REASON FOR THAT
CEREMONY. WHY WOULD THEY HAVE THAT CEREMONY IF THEY WERE STILL INVESTIGATING
OUT Q=INVESTIGATING IT?
There is one thing Hayden and Moore are able to agree on-- that the people
living in Justice House need help, and need it fast.
Scott Prince, News 7
A 16- year- old Danville boy's been charged with killing his best friend.
But family members of the 14- year- old who was killed hope that other teens
will learn a lesson from this tragedy.
Kevin Warren died Wednesday after he was shot in the neck with a revolver.
Today police charged the victim's best friend with INvoluntary Manslaughter.
Family members of Kevin Warren say they don't harbor resentment toward the
Warren's oldest sister says she was told the two were playing Russian
Tam-ela White says there was only one bullet in the chamber.
SUPER=01-Tamela White/Victim's Sister; :00
Family members donated some of Kevin Warren's organs.
The 16- year old, who's name is not being released, is in his parent's
Dropping crime rates in Virginia had the Governor smiling -- and taking
But a new poll shows the public thinks he may be going the wrong way in
dealing with juvenile crime.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
IN Q=We are making
SUPER=03-Henrico Co.; :05
SUPER=01-Del. Jerrauld Jones/(D) Norfolk; :54
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: WE ARE MAKING VIRGINIA SAFER!))
He's finally got the numbers to prove it.
To show critics that parole abolition, truth in sentencing, three strikes
and you're out, bifurcated trials, and five tough new parole board members were
good for Virginia.
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: ALL CATEGORIES OF VIOLENT CRIME IN VIRGINIA ARE DOWN.
OUR VIOLENT CRIME RATE OVERALL IS DOWN NEARLY SIX PERCENT. ROBBERIES ARE DOWN
BY MORE THAN EIGHT PERCENT. RAPES ARE DOWN BY MORE THAN 13- PERCENT.))
But the Governor says he can't rest on his laurels.
Next up is the mammoth reform effort to get tough on juvenile crime.
But there's a competing reform commission.
And the Democrat who heads it says new poll results mean the Governor's
rhetoric is too harsh.
The Virginia Commonwealth University poll shows 63- percent of respondents
favor rehabilitation for juveniles over punishment.
sot juvy tape 2 10:36:57
((DEL. JERRAULD JONES/D-NORFOLK: SEEMS THAT THE PUBLIC IS NOT WILLING TO TURN
ITS BACK ON THE TREATMENT ASPECT OF THE JUVENILE SYSTEM AND BELIEVE THAT IT
WOULD BE RESPONSIBLE IF OUR EFFORTS WERE DIRECTED SOLELY TOWARD PUNITIVE
SANCTIONS FOR DELINQUENTS. AND I'M VERY GRATIFIED TO HEAR IT.))
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: IF THE DEMOCRATS ARE SAYING THAT THEY THINK IT'S FINE
THAT THE 16- YEAR OLD THAT MURDERED A SHERIFF'S DEPUTY IN WYTHE COUNTY SHOULD
ONLY GET FIVE YEARS, I'M SORRY, I THINK THAT'S WRONG.))
The devil's in the details of ambitious reform plans.
But going into the November elections, the Governor's plan has more of the
details on paper.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
When News 7 at 11 returns, the Fraternal Order of Police endorses a slate of
and we'll see why the Million Man March is catching criticism from a large
number of African American women.
MUSIC UP FULL
It's a march to bring African American men together.
But it's now drawing criticism from some prominent black women.
Regina Blakely reports on Mondays Million Man March.
SUPER=03-Washington, DC; 00
SUPER=03-Detroit/September 29, 1995; :22
SUPER=01-Michael Meyers/NY Civil Rights Assn; 44
SUPER=01-Angela Davis/March Opponent; 1:06
OUT Q=CBS News, at the White House."
((There is little obvious evidence of what could be the biggest onslaught on
Washington since the anti-war days of the sixties... but behind the scenes
organizers of Monday's march still work on the details... how many will come..
where 11,000 buses will park.. if security is secure enough.. are there enough
port a johns.
(super: Detroit, Sept. 29, 1995)
And the debate still rages over nation of Islam's Louis Farrakhan's call for
a million black men to atone for thier sins.. to talk about taking
responsiblity for African American problems.
Those opposing the march.. say it's just Farrahkan's way of annointing
himself a black leader.. that in saying crime, drug abuse and out of wedlock
births.. are black problems.. blacks become the scapegoat.
MICHAEL MEYERS/NEW YORK CIVIL RIGHTS COALTION: IT IS OPENING THE DOOR TO BACK
ALLEY RACSIM, IT'S THE DOOR TO THE DUNGEON. AND LOUIS FARRAKHAN IS OPENING THE
DOOR AND TELLING BLACKS TO BUY INTO HIS RACIAL NONSENSE.
Black women are protesting their exclusion by Farrakhan.
ANGELA DAVIS/MARCH OPPONENT: NO MARCH, MOVEMENT OR AGENDA THAT SEEKS TO MAKE
WOMEN LESSER PARTNERS IN THIS QUEST FOR EQUALITY CAN BE CONSIDERED A POSITIVE
But they are still coming. A bus from sacramento leaves in the middle of the
night.. destination Washington.. Detroit's mayor will lead his delegation
claiming the march is bigger than Farrakhan. Regina Blakely, CBS News at the
Four sheriff's candidates in central Virginia have picked up the support of
their fellow law enforcement officers.
The Lynchburg- area chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police announced its
endorsements today after meeting with the candidates Wednesday night.
The F-O-P is backing Jimmy Ayers in Amherst County, Wilson Staples in
Appomattox, Richard Metz in Campbell and Mike Brown in Bedford.
Ayers and Brown say the endorsement is a boost to their campaigns.
IN Q=It's a real
((JIMMY AYERS/AMHERST CO. SHERIFF'S CANDIDATE: IT'S A REAL HONOR FOR ME TO
RECEIVE THIS ENDORSEMENT, WHEN YOU CONSIDER THE ENDORSEMENT COMES FROM YOUR
PEERS WITHIN YOUR DEPARTMENT AS WELL AS THE OTHER AREA SURROUNDING LAW
ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES, IT'S A REAL HONOR TO RECEIVE THIS ENDORSEMENT.))
((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF'S CANDIDATE: I THINK IT SHOULD SHOW THE
CITIZENS OF THE COMMUNITY THAT THE ACTIVE LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMUNITY AROUND
BEDFORD, IN THE BEDFORD AREA, HAS THEAT CONFIDENCE IN ME TO GIVE ME THIS
SUPER=01-Jimmy Ayers/Amherst Co. Sheriff's Candidate; :00
SUPER=01-Mike Brown/Bedford Co. Sheriff's Candidate; :13
OUT Q=give me this endorsement.
Staples is one of four candidates for the Appomattox sheriff's job.
Metz hopes to replace incumbent sheriff Robert Maxey in Campbell County.
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on the broadcast, Roy Stanley will have all tonight's
and coming up a little later in the broadcast we'll see a spirited gathering of
young people as they try to Acquire the Fire.
MUSIC UP FULL
The Salem Spartans and the Pulaski County Cougars met for the 17-th time
tonight down in Cougar country in their annual battle for bragging rights.
SUPER=03-Pulaski Co./Pulaski Co. Vs Salem; :
A steady rain that began just after six continued to fall as the two non
district foes lined up for their 8-pm Kickoff.
But nothing slowed the Cougars on their first play from scrimmage
Quarterback Ronald Branch keeps the ball and goes 55 yards down the near
sideline for a Cougar touchdown. Six to nothing Pulaski.
Salem would take back that lead. SUPER=36-Salem/=13/Pulaski
Co./=16;From the Pulaski 15 the Spartans Seth Moore hits Ricky Eubanks on a
slant for touchdown Salem led 7 to 6 and Pulaski Colunty goes on to win it 16
In Henry County tonight, Two of the Piedmont's top teams,
Fieldale-Collinsville and Martinsville squared of in a district showdown.
The Cavaliers were celebrating homecoming tonight for the big game in the
Fieldale led 7 to 6 at the half and went to the air early in the third.
Phillip Hairston hooks up with Delvin Joyce for the 66 yard touchdown play and
the Cavaliers led it 21 to 6 late in the third.
The Bulldogs would come back
SUPER=36-F.-Collinsville/=21/Martinsville/=19;trailing 21 to 19 Jess Wade
comes up just short on his 46 yard field goal attempt with 9-seconds left and
F-C hangs on 21 to 19.
GRAPHIC=Parry McCluer/James River
At James River tonight, The Knights hosted the Fighting Blues of Parry
SUPER=03-Buchanan/James River vs Parry McCluer; :
James River Coach doug Ross looked confident on the sideline.
with four minutes left in the third, Brian Leflore takes the handoff and
scores from six yards out over right tackle for the score to make it 18 to 7
Then with time running out the SUPER=36-James River/=18/Parry
McCluer/=13;fighting Blues go to the air Shawn Sorrells hauls in the pass he
nearly breaks it but he's caught at the James River 15 as time runs out James
river wins it 18 to 13.
We'll have a total of 16 games tonight on Friday football Extra. But for
all of tonight's high school football scores lets go to the boards.
IN Q=FIRST SCORE
OUT Q=......LAST SCORE."
SUPER=55-E.C. Glass/62/Halifax Co./=0/Jefferson
SUPER=55-Giles/37/Radford/=0/Ft. Chiswell/31/Floyd Co./=8/Covington/24/L.
SUPER=55-Virginia High/35/Marion Sr./=7/John
SUPER=55-Magna Vista/=3/Bassett/14/LCA/36/Roanoke Catholic/=0/Bland
SUPER=55-Parry McCluer/13/James River/18/Patrick
SUPER=55-Gate City/27/Richlands/=0/PH Glade/17/George
SUPER=55-Twin Springs/32/J.J. Kelly/=6/Fishburne/No/North
SUPER=55-Wm. Monroe/No/Buffalo Gap/Rpt.;
And coming up, Virginia and Virginia Tech have big football games tomorrow
afternoon. The Major League Baseball playoffs resumed tonight.
And the Roanoke Express opened its regular East Coast Hockey League season
tonight at the Roundhouse.
Over at the Roundhouse tonight, The Roanoke Express opened the East Coast
Hockey League season against the state rival the Richmond Renegades.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Roanoke vs Richmond; :
The night started when the Wild Thing dropped in from the top of the Civic
And the Express went to work. Jeff Jestadt clears the puck from behind
the net and Jason Clarke scores the goal Roanoke led 1 to nothing.
But the Renegades came back a minute later Kurt Mallett gets in front of
the net and scores the goal and the game was tied at 1 to 1.
The Express answered when Jeff SUPER=34-Roanoke/==3/Richmond/==6;
Jablonski gets free in front of the Renegade net and scores to make it 2 to 1
Express but Richmond wins it 6 to 3.
The Atlanta Braves held a 2 to nothing lead on Cincinnati in the National
League playoff series.
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/WTBS; :
Greg Maddux continues to own Reggie Sanders here striking him out early in
Then in the bottom of the sixth. Charlie O'Brien gets all of this pitch
for a three run homer over the left field wall and the Braves took the three to
Atlanta added another score in the SUPER=35-Atlanta/==5/Cincinnati/==2;
bottom of the seventh. This time Chipper Jones hit a two run homer over the
left field wall The Braves led 5 to nothing and Atlanta wins it 5 to 2.
In the American league Seattle now leads Cleveland 5 to 2 in the 11th.
It's homecoming at Virginia Tech this weekend as the Hokies host The Akron
SUPER=03-Annapolis, MD/Last Saturday; :
Tech's win over Navy last weekend has the Hokies over 500 on the season.
While Head Coach Frank Beamer is concerned with the Offense he's not sure
what Akron Team will show up at Lane Stadium.
IN Q="I think the
((FRANK BEAMER/TECH HEAD COACH: I THINK ... SOMETIMES YOU GET SURPRISED BY HOW
YOU PLAY. BUT OUR DEAL RIGHT NOW IS NOT SO MUCH WHO WE'RE PLAYING, WHETHER
IT'S MIAMI OR AKRON OR BOSTON COLLEGE OR WHOMEVER. IT'S LET'S GET VIRGINIA
TECH BETTER BECAUSE THAT'S THE THING THAT WE CAN CONTROL))
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Tech Head Coach; :
OUT Q= ....can control."
Kickoff tomorrow at Lane Stadium Worsham Field is one o'clock.
The Virginia Cavaliers hope to get back on track tomorrow at Scott stadium
The Blue Devils have yet to win in the ACC this season, but this rivalry is
as nasty as ever.
IN Q="Every game in...
((MIKE GROH/UVA QUARTERBACK: EVERY GAME IN THE ACC IS IMPORTANT. DUKE AND
VIRGINIA CERTAINLY HAVE HAD SOME GOOD GAMES OVER THE YEARS...FIGHTING A COUPLE
OF YEARS AGO. THESE SAME FEELINGS BETWEEN THESE TWO TEAMS...IT'S GOING TO BE A
SPIRITED GAME ON SATURDAY. ONE IN WHICH BOTH TEAMS DESPERATELY NEED TO WIN.))
SUPER=01-Mike Groh/UVa Quarterback; :00
OUT Q=...NEED TO WIN.
VMI is back home at Alumni field tomorrow taking on UT-Chattanooga in a one
And the Ferrum Panthers hit the road looking for their fifth win of the year
at Chowan tomorrow.
GRAPHIC=PGA Tour Logo
Billy Mayfair is the leader after three rounds of the P-G-A Las Vegas
Invitational. Mayfair completed his third round at 198, 17 under par.
SUPER=03-Las Vegas, NV/ESPN; :
The tournament is being played on three courses in Las Vegas.
Mark O'Meara remains in contention for the title. He makes this birdie
putt at the 14-th hole to finish at 15 under par 2 shots back.
Paul Azinger is also in the hunt. He finished today's round at 14 under
after this birdie on the 17-th hole.
Several golfers share second place with O'Meara.
It's only Friday but many people gathered to worship this evening.
More than one thousand teens flocked to Salem to experience a rather unusual
Jay Moore has the story.
IN Q=Where there's
SUPER=01-Rich Franzen/Event's Director; :14
SUPER=07-Tawanda Williams; :30
SUPER=01-Keith Farmer/Volunteer Coordinator; :45
SUPER=20-Jay Moore; 1:00 Quick!!!
OUT Q=Jay Moore, News-7.
((Where there's smoke there's fire.
"Acquire the Fire" that is.
The youth gathered for a time of worship in the Salem Civic Center.
But by no means was this an ordinary worship service.
SOT BOMB BLASTS
IN Q=It's a gathering
((RICH FRANZEN: EVENTS DIRECTOR: IT'S A GATHERING OF THOUSANDS OF YOUNG
PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE AREA WHO ARE COMING TOGETHER FOR THE PURPOSE OF
GETTING THEIR LIVES TOGETHER FOR GOD AND TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.))
OUT Q=about it.
Teen Mania, an organization out of Tulsa Oklahoma, heads up the conventions.
It's on the road nine months out of year spreading the word and showing the
IN Q=It helps kids
((TAWANDA WILLIAMS: IT HELPS KIDS NOT THINK ABOUT WORLDLY THINGS. IT HELPS
THEM THINK ABOUT GOD, WHAT'S COMING. WHAT'S GOING. WHAT'S IN AND WHAT'S
OUT Q=what's out
Convention leaders expect more than 2-thousand youth from more than 100
churches to attend this weekend's event.
IN Q=We're encouraging
((KEITH FARMER/VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR: WE'RE ENCOURAGING THE YOUTH TO FELLOWSHIP
WITH FELLOW CHRISTIANS AND TO BE BOLD AND HANG OUT WITH THE CHRISTIANS TO HAVE
A GOOD TIME.))
OUT Q=a good time.
SOT no super
IN Q=If they don't
((IF THEY DON'T KNOW CHRIST THEY WILL KNOW HIM BEFORE THEY LEAVE. THEY'LL KNOW
WHAT THEY'VE BEEN MISSING. YES THEY WILL. ))
OUT Q=they will.
And if you missed tonight's event you're in luck.
Both teens and adults are invited to attend tomorrow night's performance
which begins at 7.
In Salem, Jay Moore, News 7.))