Up next on News 7-
Mickey Wayne Davidson dies from lethal injection tonight. We'll have a
report from Jarrett.
A woman who complained her boyfriend stalked her is now dead. It appears
a case of murder suicide.
And a Republican Victory over Medicare. We'll have details from
Robin says Rain is on the way.
News 7 at eleven is next.
An apparent murder suicide- A woman's body is found
at a construction site near Valley Pointe Park in Roanoke County.
Police say her former boyfriend- 26 year old Larry William Mack shot and
killed himself in Roanoke.
Mickey Wayne Davidson died tonight by lethal injection around 9:30.
He was sentenced to death for killing his wife and two step- daughters in
This was his third trip to death row- the other two attempts ended in last
Join us for News 7 at eleven.
He wanted to be put to death and tonight he got his wish.
Thirty eight year old Mickey Wayne Davidson ended a five year ordeal with
the court system.
In 1990, Davidson bludgeoned his wife and two step daughters to death with
Ellen Qualls is at Greensville Correctional Center tonight, where Davidson
was executed by lethal injection.
(( Rollcue: in spite of his own))
(Rolled from the truck)
SUPER=01-Wayne Brown/Greensville Correctional Center;09
SUPER=01-Bill Baskerville/Media Witness;20
SUPER=01-Bob West/Prison Chaplain;40
((Q&A= were there many protestors at the candlelight vigily
A woman who complained her boyfriend stalked her is now dead- apparently
murdered in Roanoke County.
Her boyfriend- who was arrested for stalking her over the weekend is also
dead- It appears a case of murder suicide.
Police were alerted to Hanover Avenue in Roanoke at about five tonight-
when a man apparently told a family member he killed his girlfriend.
When police arrived, they found 26 year old Larry William Mack had shot
himself in the backyard of 407 Hanover- He died at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Police then searched the area of Roanoke County- where Mack apparently
told the family member he had killed his girlfriend.
That's where police found the body of the woman- in shrubbery at a
construction site near Valley Pointe Park.
((LT. T.W HAYNES/ROANOKE CO. POLICE: A SUBSEQUENT BODY WAS LOCATED IN A FIELD
AT THAT AREA. AT THIS POINT WE BELIEVE WE'RE INVESTIGATING A HOMICIDE-
SUPER=01-Lt. T.W. Haynes/Roanoke Co. Police;
OUT Q=a homicide-suicide."
Police are still at the scene investigating tonight.
It was just this past weekend that Mack was arrested for allegedly
stalking his girlfriend-
He was also charged with firing shots in an occupied car.
Police have released the names of the two children killed when the car they
were in collided with a dump truck this afternoon in Danville.
It happened around four today. Police say Norma Jean Daniels pulled out
from Elizabeth Street and crossed into the path of a dump truck driven by Earl
The truck was travelling North on Route 265.
Police say 12- year old Jami Renee Earles and 10- year old James Mark Earles
were killed in the accident.
Another passenger in the car, four year old Santiago Millner is in the
hospital with a head injury.
The driver of the dump truck was treated at the scene for minor injuries.
The driver of the car suffered a broken rib and possible punctured lung.
The investigation is continuing.
It is a bill that shaves 270 billion dollars from Medicare over the next
Today the Republican plan passed the house.
But as Regina Blakely reports, the vote did not come without a fight
SUPER=03-Washington, DC; 00
SUPER=01-Rep. Newt Gingrich/(R) House Speaker; 24
SUPER=01-Rep. Richard Gephardt/(D) Missouri; 46
SUPER=01-Regina Blakely/CBS News; 1:22
OUT Q=CBS News, Capitol Hill."
((Democrats kept up the fight... with words both spoken and silent shame sign
here inside the chamber.
PROTESTORS: DON'T YOU DARE, CUT MEDICARE.
And outside..knowing all along they were swimming upstream against the
republican majority. Speaker Gingrich, who personally crafted the bill...
making last minute concessions to gain votes... said with medicare changes..
the overall Republican plan moves forward.
REP. NEWT GINGRICH/HOUSE SPEAKER: THIS IS A PLAN THAT WILL HELP SENIORS TO
KEEP MEDICARE AND IT WILL HELP THE BABY BOOMERS TO BE INSURED THEY WILL HAVE
MEDICARE WHEN THEY NEED IT. IT IS THE FIRST STEP TO MAKING AMERICA BETTER
WITHOUT THE GOVERNMENT GOING BANKRUPT.
REP. DICK GEPHARDT/D-MISSOURI: THESE DEEP CUTS IN MEDICARE ARE TO PAY FOR TAX
BREAKS FOR THE WEALTHIEST
AMERICANS. ITS WRONG TO GIVE... A YEA... TO A YER.. THAT IS PRECISELY WHAT THIS
IS CALLING FOR.
Calling the measure extreme, President Clinton extended a personal threat to
PRESIDENT CLINTON: I WILL NOT LET YOU DESTROY MEDICARE AND I WILL VETO THIS
The bill shaves 270 billion out of medicare growth, calls for higher
premiums, gives seniors alternatives to medicare like HMO's... and cuts
payments to doctors, hospitals and nursing homes.
REGINA BLAKELY/CAPITOL HILL: NOT EVEN TAKING ACCOUNT THE FACT THIS LEGISLATION
IS ON A COLLISION COURSE
WITH THE WHITE HOUSE... IT HAS A LONG WAY TO GO BEFORE IT BECOMING LAW. REGINA
BLAKELY, CBS NEWS, CAPITOL HILL.))
The League of Older Americans is not happy with the G-O-P Medicare plan.
In Roanoke, Executive Director Susan Williams says there will be higher
premiums for older folks unless they agree to join H-M-O's.
The problem with that, she says, is that managed care is still new, and
still has plenty of wrinkles.
Williams is even more concerned about proposed cuts to MEDICAID.
She says medicaid reimbursements are the bread and butter for many in the
nursing home industry.
IN Q=Even more serious
((SUSAN WILLIAMS/LEAGUE OF OLDER AMERICANS:EVEN MORE SERIOUS THAT ARE
THE ELIMINATION OF PROTECTIONS THAT CAME WITHIN THE NURSING HOME REFORM ACT OF
1987. SO THAT THE NURSING HOMES WILL BE ABLE TO USE CHEMICAL AND PHYSICAL
RESTRAINTS, THERE WILL BE VOLUNTARY DISCHARGES, THERE WILL BE PEOPLE THAT WILL
BE TURNED AWAY WITH EARLY DISCHARGE BECAUSE THEY WON'T GET THE REIMBURSEMENT.
SUPER=01-Susan Williams/League of Older Americans; :
OUT Q=the reimbursement.
Williams says that the challenge of providing care for the aging is only
going to increase-- as the baby boomers age.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
When News 7 at 11 returns, Norfolk Southern offers buyouts to more of its
and the Botetourt County Sheriff says he wants to put rumors to rest after he
is sent a threatening letter.
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A doctor testified today that he tried to revive singing star Selena
after she was shot- but it was hopeless.
The testimony came as the prosecution wraps up its case against Yolanda
SUPER=03-Corpus Christi, TX;
Saldivar shot Selena in a motel room-
A surgeon today says he got an erratic heartbeat from Selena for a few
moments but could not revive her.
((I THINK IT UPSET EVERYBODY HERE YOU KNOW THAT SHE WAS ALREADY DEAD BEFORE SHE
EVEN MADE IT TO THE HOSPITAL.))
OUT Q=TO THE HOSPITAL."
Saldivar claims her gun went off accidentally when she was trying to kill
Some fans wonder why Saldivar- who had nurses training- did not try to
help Selena if that were the case.
It's been six months since the bombing of the Oklahoma City Federal
IN Q=nat sound
OUT Q=Shalom, Shalom."
Children sang in Washington to remember the victims.
((JANET RENO/ATTORNEY GENERAL: WE MUST ALL PULL TOGETHER TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST
VIOLENCE TO WORK TOGETHER IN LAW ENFORCEMENT EFFORTS TO BUILD PARTNERSHIPS
ACROSS THIS NATION.))
SUPER=01-Janet Reno/Attorney General;
OUT Q=ACROSS THIS NATION."
SUPER=03-Oklahoma City, OK/April 19;
The bomb blast killed more than 160 people.
The Botetourt County sheriff says he's in shock over a recent letter he
received through the mail.
And now he can't believe the rumors he's hearing.
A few days ago Reed Kelly got a letter from county jail inmate Jason Joseph
In the note, Jones describes in graphic detail how he plans to murder the
sheriff's entire family, and then destroy his home.
Jones' mother alleges that Kelly then went to the jail, pulled her son out
of his cell, and choked him.
The sheriff admits he went to the jail, but says he never used unnecessary
force on Jones.
IN Q=That's ridiculous
((SHERIFF REED KELLY/BOTETOURT COUNTY: THAT'S RIDICULOUS. I DIDN'T TOUCH HIM
OTHER THEN TO TAKE HIM OUT OF THE BLOCK. I CERTAINLY DIDN'T BEAT HIM. I DIDN'T
BEAT HIM. I DIDN'T CHOKE HIM. I DIDN'T DO ANYTHING OF THE SORT. ))
OUT Q=of the sort
Jones is currently serving time for a burglary conviction and Kelly says
he's not sure when he'll be released.
The inmate's mother says her son plans to file charges against the sheriff.
Meanwhile, Jones has picked up a new felony charge-- sending a threatening
letter through the mail.
For the second time in a month, Norfolk Southern is making voluntary
retirement offers to its workers.
The first one was system wide, with about 100 Roanoke workers eligible.
The latest plan is targeted for about 450 clerks- all at the rail giant's
N-S is making the offer because it now has computers to do the work that
used to require more people.
A volunteer organization is putting Danville in the national spotlight.
The Danville City Beautiful Committee has taken first place in the National
Keep America Beautiful Awards.
Volunteers also unveiled a sign that will be placed at every major entrance
to the city.
IN Q=The city is
((E. LINWOOD WRIGHT/DANVILLE VICE MAYOR: THE CITY IS A BETTER PLACE BECAUSE OF
THESE FOLKS AND EACH ONE OF US IN THE CITY ENJOYS THE BENEFITS OF OUR
ACTIVITIES EVERY SINGLE DAY THAT WE ARE IN THIS CITY. ))
SUPER=01-E. Linwood Wright/Danville Vice Mayor; :00
OUT Q=in this city.
The City Beautiful Committee has been a part of Danville since 1963.
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
And when News 7 continues,
the Secretary of the Interior visits Appomattox where he vows not to surrender
in the fight to keep the national parks open.
MUSIC UP FULL
Leading Democrats say dozens of America's national parks could close down if
Republican budget cuts are approved.
Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt visited Appomattox Courthouse today, one of
ten sites in Virginia targeted to close.
The G-O-P wants to set up a committee that would examine hundreds of
historic sites and decide which ones should no longer be run by the National
Babbitt says Republicans are sacrificing American history to save a few
SOT 9:54:27 (#2)
IN Q=Say to our
((BRUCE BABBITT/INTERIOR SECRETARY: SAY TO OUR REPRESENTATIVES AND SAY TO OUR
LEADERS `WE UNDERSTAND THE NEED TO CHANGE, THAT'S WHAT THIS COUNTRY'S ABOUT,
BUT WE CAN'T AND SHOULD NEVER CHANGE BY OBLITERATING OUR HISTORY.'))
SUPER=01-Bruce Babbitt/Interior Secretary; :00
OUT Q=obliterating our history.
Appomattox County officials say closing the park would deliver a crippling
blow to the local economy.
IN Q=If it's not
((FRANKLIN VAUGHAN/APPOMATTOX CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: IF IT'S NOT CONTINUED AS IT
IS TODAY, THE ECONOMICS OF APPOMATTOX WOULD SUFFER GREATLY.))
SUPER=01-Franklin Vaughan/Appomattox Chamber of Commerce; :00
OUT Q=would suffer greatly.
The park closure bill is part of a larger budget measure that comes up for
debate later this fall.
William Byrd re-grouped last night in its attempt to capture the Blue Ridge
District Title by beating Northside 52 to 42.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Byrd vs Northside; :
Northside's Samantha Webb drives inside and puts up the jumper that rolls
in to keep it close in the first half.
But Kim Kendrick would end the first half nailing this shot at the Buzzer
giving the Lady Terriers the 21 to 13 halftime lead.
In the second Byrd came out firing, Sarah Moore goes inside to Kathy Smith
who hits the turn around jumper.
But Northside would not go down without a fight, Webb drives in and hits
the off balance jumper cutting the lead to 3.
Byrd's Kelly Runyon seals the victory getting the lose ball going coast
to coast for the basket and foul Byrd beats Northside 52 to 42.
IN Q="It's a very
((RICHARD THRASHER/BYRD HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Richard Thrasher/Byrd Head Coach; :
OUT Q=......win over here tonight."
And that's all the time we in sports, but be sure to join us tonight for Friday
It's week 8 of Friday Football Extra and tonight we'll highlight 15 games
from around the area.
Those games will include big district match ups between E.C. Glass and
Danville and William byrd at Salem.
For all of the games lets check the schedule.
IN Q=FIRST SCORE
OUT Q=....LAST SCORE."
The week off between games has helped the Atlanta Braves heal a couple of
Dave Justice, who missed the last game of the championship series with a
knee injury is doing well and expected to play on Saturday.
And Jeff Blauser, who missed the series against Cincinnati, has recovered
from a bruised thigh.
SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH; :
The Cleveland Indians held their final workout Thursday before heading to
Atlanta for the World Series.
The Indians will put their power hitting squad against one of the top
pitching teams in the majors.
IN Q="I think
((CHARLIE MANUEL/INDIANS BATTING COACH: I THINK THAT OUR GUYS ARE READY TO
PLAY, I THINK THAT OUR GUYS ARE READY TO HIT. I THINK THE WARMER THE WEATHER
THE BETTER WE'RE GONNA HIT. I THINK IF WE GOT A COLD SERIES THAT'S GOING TO
HINDER THE HITTERS AND THE PITCHERS ARE GOING TO BE AHEAD OF THE HITTERS, BUT
AT THE SAME TIME, I'M LOOKING FOR OUR TEAM TO HIT SOME, YES.))
SUPER=01-Charlie Manuel/Indians Batting Coach; :
OUT Q=......some runs, yes."
The seven game series will begin Saturday night in Atlanta
Coming up a little later in Mornin' we'll take a look at tonight's Friday
Footbal Extra schedule.
SUPER=04-File Tape; :
New York Yankee Manager Buck Showalter main remain in New York.
Reports from the Big Apple say that Yankee owner George Steinbrenner wants
Showalter to stay on as the team's manager.
Showalter has managed the Yankees since late 1991 his contract expires at
the end of the month. Showalter has coached in new York longer than any manager
since Steinbrenner became the team's owner in 1973.
A Virginia Group headed by Bill Collins is trying to by the Houston Astros
and move the Club to the Washington D.C. area.
Collins and his group have discussed the move with Astros owner Drayton
IN Q=First audio
((BOB MCCLAREN/ASTROS DIRECTOR: ))
SUPER=01-Bob Mcclaren/Astros Director; :00
OUT Q=......those go."
A light schedule tonight in the National Hockey League but for all of the
scores and the one N-F-L game tonight lets check the boards.
IN Q=FIRST AUDIO
And coming up, Michael Waltrip gets a local sponsor for his Busch Car, a big
week of Friday Football Extra, We'll take a look.
And Steve Mason visits with two Brothers who playing College football at
GRAPHIC=Anthony and John
After stellar careers at Jefferson Forest, John and Anthony Poindexter are
playing college football.
And Steve Mason says the tandem stays close through a mutual respect and a
lot of phone calls.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Forest/1991-John's Senior Year; :00 (QK!)
SUPER=03-Forest/1993-Anthony's Senior Year; :05 (QK!)
SUPER=03-Ferrum/This Season; :10
SUPER=01-John Poindexter/Pre-Season All-American Selection; :18
SUPER=03-Ann Arbor, MI/UVa vs. Michigan; :28
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/UVa vs. William & Mary; :35
SUPER=01-Anthony Poindexter/UVa Linebacker; 1:10
OUT Q=....news 7 sports"
((They both quarterbacked the Cavaliers. You knew they had to be brothers
because each displayed the same Poindexter toughness that never avoided taking
a hit or giving one.
The elder John moved to receiver and is now finishing up his college career
at Division three power Ferrum.
((JOHN POINDEXTER: LEAD BY MY EXAMPLE INSTEAD OF DOING A WHOLE LOT OF TALKING
AND EVERYTHING, LIKE ON THE FIELD WHEN THEY DON'T KICK IT TO ME DON'T GET MAD
AND POUT, BUT INSTEAD BE GLAD THAT THEY KICKED IT TO MY TEAMMATE, AND BLOCK FOR
HIM AND LET HIM DO WHAT HE CAN DO WITH THE BALL))
Anthony is only a red shirt freshman at Virginia and is now a linebacker, but
he has spent little time on the bench.
He is third on the team in tackles with 60 and has started off and on this
((STEVE MASON: ON ANY GIVEN DAY HERE AT VIRGINIA OVER 40 THOUSAND FANS FILE
INTO SCOTT STADIUM WHERE THEY CAN SEE ANTHONY PLAY. THERE IS ALSO NATIONAL AND
REGIONAL COVERAGE THE YOUNGER POINDEXTER AND THE CAVALIERS RECEIVE EVERY WEEK.
HERE AT FERRUM LOCAL COVERAGE REPLACES THE NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT. ON AVERAGE,
ONLY ABOUT 2 THOUSAND FANS COME OUT TO SUPPORT JOHN AND THE PANTHERS. BUT
DESPITE THE LEVEL OF PLAY, THERE IS NO JEALOUSY OR EVEN ENVY WHEN IT COMES TO
THE TWO BROTHERS. THERE IS ONLY RESPECT))
((ANTHONY POINDEXTER: OH YEAH I RESPECT MY BROTHER BECAUSE I LEARNED FROM HIM
AND HE TAUGHT ME A LOT COMING UP THROUGH HIGHSCHOOL AND HOW TO HANDLE THINGS
AND HE TAUGHT REALLY HOW TO PLAY THE GAME, SO I WILL ALWAYS RESPECT HIM))
((JOHN POINDEXTER: WE CALL EACH OTHER BEFORE EVERY GAME AND WISH EACH OTHER
LUCK, AND THEN AFTER THE GAMES WE TALK TO EACH OTHER ON SUNDAY))
The sibling rivalry has always been strong. Perhaps the biggest showdown
occurred when Anthony returned home after a year at UVa.
((WE HAD A DEBATE ON IF HE COULD COVER ME OR NOT, SO WE WENT OUT THERE I THE
FRONT YARD AND ONE OF HIS FRIENDS BE THE QUARTERBACK, AND THINGS WORKED OUT. I
SCORED ON HIM))
((HE BEAT ME ONE TIME AND HE'LL NEVER LET ME LIVE IT DOWN SO YOU KNOW NEXT TIME
WE GO HOME WE'LL PROBABLY GO AT IT AGAIN SO I WILL BEAT HIM SOONER OR LATER))
Anthony will be calling John again soon. The older Poindexter is 10 catches
away from breaking the Ferrum record for receptions in a season. Steve Mason ,
News 7 Sports.))
M W Manufacturers, Inc has reached an agreement with Michael Waltrip to
drive its colors in the
Busch Grand National Division.
The company will sponsor Waltrip's Busch Grand National Ford for 15 events
during the 1996 season.
SUPER=03-Rocky Mount; :
The company has been involved in Busch Racing for the past three years and
Waltrip has also made several appearances for the company in the past.
M W windows manufactures and distributes a broad line of residential windows
and patio doors throughout the United States.
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on the broadcast,
we'll see how a Blacksburg fiber optics is making an Olympian effort to keep
the traffic flowing in Atlanta.
MUSIC UP FULL
When compared to the places like Atlanta, Southwest Virginia doesn't know
what HEAVY traffic is.
But a Christiansburg company will help with traffic control for the 1996
Tracy Altizer reports.
IN Q=Hey, hey. (cows mooing)
SUPER=01-Bill Neely/Force President & C.E.O.; :24
OUT Q=Altizer, News 7.
((HEY, HEY. ))
OUT Q=sound of cows mooing.
Force, Incorporated's location across from the Christiansburg Livestock
Market is the butt of jokes from big-city visitors.
But they quickly find this is a force to be reckoned with.
Never heard of 'em?
Well, if you watched any downhill or cross country skiing of the '94
Olympics in Lillehammer, you have Force to thank for providing the t-v cameras'
fiber optic transmitters.
((BILL NEELY/FORCE PRESIDENT & C.E.O.: SO ALL THOSE NIFTY PICTURES OF THE
WINTER OLYMPICS, AT LEAST IN THOSE COMPETITIONS, WERE BROUGHT TO YOU COURTESY
OF FORCE. ))
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And if you're planning a trip to the '96 Summer Olympics, you may already
be dreading an Atlanta traffic nightmare.
But Force will help get you there.
Georgia's transportation department is buying Force transmitters for a
series of traffic control video cameras.
((THEY'RE GONNA BE SENDING A LOT OF PICTURES FROM VARIOUS POINTS AROUND THE
BELTWAY BACK TO A CONTROL CENTER, AND THESE PICTURES WILL BE TRANSMITTED AGAIN
OVER FIBER USING TRANSMITTERS THAT FORCE MAKES. ))
With 60 employees, Force has beaten out the likes of AT&T and
Hewlett-Packard for certain niche-market contracts.
((WE HAVE PICKED OUT NICHES THAT ARE GROWING 20 TO 30 PERCENT A YEAR, WHICH
WE THINK WE CAN BE A MAJOR PLAYER IN. ))
Park Street, where "down-home" meets "high-tech." Tracy Altizer, News 7. ))
Educational, military and government markets may be Force's future, all from